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  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 06/09/98
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         Volume #0095                             June 9, 1998
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          Dedicated to the World's Greatest General Amusement
    
    
    
    Subject:     At the record store
    Sent:        06/08/98 1:06 am
    Received:    06/09/98 1:19 am
    From:        le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    Just wanted to ask if anyone has picked up either of these 
    discs and can advise on the quality.
    
    I saw a CD by John Carter called The Denmark Street Demos. For 
    those who might not know, Denmark Street is a little alleyway 
    at Charing Cross in London where music-related businesses set 
    up shop. Denmark Street is still music oriented, but mostly 
    instrument shops now, I believe.
    
    Anyway, I rather like Ivy League and Flowerpot Men; has anyone 
    heard this John Carter release?
    
    I also recently saw the new Odessey and Oracle release with the
    long lost mono mix, the stereo mix and some alternate mixes (I 
    think). Does anyone on the list know about this release? Please
    do fill us in. As far as I knew, as of Zombies Heaven release 
    the original mono O&O masters were still missing.
    
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    le_page_XXX@XXXXXXies.com
    RodeoDrive/5030
    
    
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    Subject: Chiffons
    Sent: 06/08/98 12:02 am
    Received: 06/09/98 1:15 am
    From: Jack Madani, Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us
    To: Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    It suddenly struck me that we've had precious little mention of
    the Chiffons, and yet on any short list of favorite girl-group 
    songs, One Fine Day and Sweet Talking Guy always make it for me.
    One Fine Day has the sweetest, most perfectly balanced "
    aaaahh" vocal wash, during the instrumental break. Every time I
    hear it I get goosebumps.
    
    And Sweet Talking Guy has the most outrageous ending, with 
    every extant theme from earlier in the song being reprised all 
    at once during the fadeout. I mean, you could have them stop 
    singing and simply chant out the varying rhythmic patterns, and
    it would still be an amazing thing.
    
    You got yer Crystals and Ronettes, for obvious (spector) 
    reasons. And in the non-Spector category, Shangri-Las and 
    Shirelles seem to be consensus choices for greatest girl groups.
    Then you got yer various cult faves, like the Pixies 3 and 
    Reparata and Cookies and so forth. But the Chiffons seem to get
    lost in the gaps.
    
    
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    Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road,
       Princeton, NJ  08540   Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us
    "It is when the gods hate a man with uncommon abhorrence that they
     drive him into the profession of a schoolmaster." --Seneca, 64 A.D.
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    Subject:     the vaudeville fad of '66 & '67
    Sent:        06/08/98 11:33 am
    Received:    06/09/98 1:15 am
    From:        Big L, biXXX@XXXXXXmail.com
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    
    I have been thinking about the vaudeville fad of 1966 and 1967.
    Without doing a lot of research, it seems that it was kicked off
    by the record "Winchester Cathedral." Or was it?
    
    Records that also featured vaudeville elements:
    
    Hello Hello - Sopwith Camel
    Words Of Love; Creeque Alley - Mamas & Papas
    Anything Goes - Harper's Bizarre
    Mammy; I Got Rhythm; - The Happenings
    
    Related records:
    
    A Girl Like You - Rascals (big band)
    
    Possibly related:
    
    The "Snoopy" records by The Royal Guardsmen (the World War 1 
    flying ace)
    
    Or, was it possible that some cultural trend, maybe something 
    on TV, triggered the fad?
    
    I would welcome any comments, and identification of other songs
    from the period that I have missed.
    
    
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    Big L                 
    
    
    
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    Subject:     Re: BOUNCE spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com: Non-member
    Sent:        06/08/98 1:28 pm
    Received:    06/09/98 1:15 am
    From:        Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
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    Subject:     Re: the vaudeville fad of '66 & '67
    From:        Rick Lewis, rickXXX@XXXXXXet.com
    
    Big L, 
    I'm a bit vague on this (haven't heard it since then), but the 
    Association had a song on one of their albums called something 
    like "1923 (Wasn't It A Bit Like Now"). I think it was on the 
    same album as "Requiem for the Masses".
    Another song with old-style elements (that may have fooled some
    folks for a while about its content) was "Acupolco Gold"9sp? by 
    the Rainy Daze.
    There's "Honey Pie' by the Beatles; "When I'm 64"; the 
    Dixieland sounds of the Kenny Ball Jazz Band with their 1962 
    hit "Midnight In Moscow" and the Village Stompers' "Washington 
    Square".
    And yes, even Guy Marks' "Loving You Had Made Me Bananas", but 
    I may be going too far here.--Rick
    
    
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    Subject:     Stereo Unchained Melody
    Sent:        06/03/98 3:58 am
    Received:    06/04/98 1:45 am
    From:        Jack Madani, Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    Hey, today I heard a stereo version of Unchained Melody by the 
    Righteous Brothers. Is this a big deal or not?
    
    
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    Jack Madani - Princeton Day School, The Great Road,
       Princeton, NJ  08540   Jack_MadXXX@XXXXXX2.nj.us
    "It is when the gods hate a man with uncommon abhorrence that they
     drive him into the profession of a schoolmaster." --Seneca, 64 A.D.
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    Subject:     Thank You John
    Sent:        06/08/98 11:19 am
    Received:    06/09/98 1:15 am
    From:        Big L, biXXX@XXXXXXmail.com
    To:          Spectropop List, spectroXXX@XXXXXXies.com
    
    A few issues back, Dicky G mentioned "Thank You John" by Willie
    Tee. Oh yeah! That thing must have hit Top 10 in Carolina. You 
    had it all right but the year: it was out in fall 1966, and was
    a near carbon copy of "Teasin' You," which Willie had out in 
    fall '65.
    
    What a macabre song:
    
    Come in baby
    Who did you fool tonight?
    Was it my friend John?
    He thinks you're outasite.
    I know that you've been ballin'
    You're as high as you can be
    But I knew, baby, you'd come home to Willie Tee
    She was just teasin' you
    
    What did he say when you told him you were goin' home?
    I know he wanted to handle you
    I could tell by the bruises on your arm
    I told him once he was a shuck time stud
    If he tries this again
    He's gotta shed some blood
    It's gonna be all right
    
    Now I don't blame you baby
    For tryin' to swell his head
    Cause after all baby
    He's givin' us his bread
    Now it's all right for you to go out all night long
    But when he spreads that bread
    Be sure he spreads it right
    
    I wanna thank you John
    For being a good time come
    You done proved yourself to me
    You're as jive as you can be
    Now it's all right to keep her out all night
    But when she leaves you alone
    Send your paycheck home
    It's gonna be all right
    
    Oh thank you John
    You been a boss time come
    You ain't nothin' but a jive
    Shuck time monkey town stud
    It's gonna be all right
    You lollypop, you sucker John
    The alley man, you thought you were raisin' sand....
    
    And me, the teenager who never heard song lyrics right, thought 
    this was some guy's tribute to his best friend!
    
    
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    Big L                 
    
    
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