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Spectropop - Digest Number 1001



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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. commitments
           From: Alan Gordon 
      2. Curious about this song
           From: Rich 
      3. Ed Townsend - Down Home
           From: Don 
      4. Aussie gals
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      5. Re: Digest Number 1000
           From: Hans Ket 
      6. Ketty Lester
           From: jerophonic 
      7. swing record
           From: Harry Jay 
      8. Delicates (East Coast) bio and update
           From: Will Stos 
      9. Important announcement for fans of Californian pop and Smile
           From: Dubois Jean-Emmanuel 
     10. Del
           From: Alan Gordon 
     11. Re: Kapp
           From: Geoff Kaiser 
     12. Re: Del Shannon
           From: Doug 
     13. Re: Reparata's Writers
           From: Mark Frumento 
     14. Re: Del Shannon
           From: Ken Silverwood 
     15. Del's covers
           From: Bill Craig 
     16. Hey Beatle Bob
           From: Steve Harvey 
     17. Re: Ed Townsend
           From: Mike Edwards 
     18. Re: Ketty Lester
           From: Frank 
     19. Re: swing record
           From: Steve Harvey 
     20. Del Shannon in "Hit Parader" Magazine
           From: Art Longmire 
     21. Re: Julie London - Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
           From: Mick Patrick 
     22. Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg
           From: Kurt 
     23. Re: Kapp
           From: Ken Bell 
     24. Re: Del/Wilburys
           From: Phil Milstein 
     25. Re: Del Shannon
           From: Ted L 


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Message: 1 Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 17:24:40 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: commitments From: Rex Strother Subject: Music on DVD - The Commitments Rereleased > And cheaply priced - I picked up mine at Shopko for $8.99. > Until the widescreen Criterion special edition comes out > (as an atheist, I cross my fingers, which is all we're > allowed to do), it'll have to do. A fantastic movie, full > of great music. It really surprises me that this awesome movie is once again released in full screen rather than widescreen... which begs the question. Does anyone know if it was shot in WS, or was it a super-35 square format that was soft matted to produce a WS? If it was soft matted, then the entire filmed image that appears on the full frame versions is probably all that was filmed, which means that it is not pan and scanned, as is reported some places. This particular format is given a soft matte to trim the top and bottom off a square format to make it the WS that is shown in the theaters. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6302312442/102-0635062-0328919?vi=customer-reviews the agnostic (http://dict.die.net/agnostic/) film noodle formally knowed [sic] as, albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 02:38:28 -0000 From: Rich Subject: Curious about this song Sitting here putting together my database of songs I need and I come across this song: Yummy, Yummy, Yummy by Julie London. It reached #125 on BillBoard Charts in 68. Since current thread here seems touching on Joey Levine, this seemed relevent. Would be great if someone played it to musica or at least contacted me off list with it. Curious how it sounds especially compared to Ohio Express version. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 03:22:15 -0000 From: Don Subject: Ed Townsend - Down Home This is strange. I was going to ask a question about "Down Home" and Mick Patrick played a version of the song I didn't have. (thanks!) I have it by Little Eva, Ben E. King, Rick Nelson, American Spring, and a French version "Chez Moi" by Dalida. I saw somewhere that this song was done by the Honeys. Does anyone know if that is a different recording than the one by American Spring? DonNJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 09:08:36 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Aussie gals Kingsley Abbott wrote: > There's a new sixties collection of Australian girls called > 'Girls Girls Girls - Australian Female Performers of the > Sixties Volume 1' Mike Carter: > This is NEW?? I've had my copy for well over a year now, > possibly two. Was wondering about and waiting for Vol. 2. Apologies to all - I was sent it to review by Record Collector just last week - I know that they do get behind with copies of stuff, but that length of gap is long even by their standards. Rest assured I will have words.... Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 18:31:42 +0200 From: Hans Ket Subject: Re: Digest Number 1000 Hello Spectropopteam and other poppers, Congratulations on reaching digest number 1000. I hope it will continue this way. Everyday, a contact with musically like-minded people, mostly interesting information and discussions. And the site is an indispensable source for information. Up to the next 1000 Hans Ket -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 18:42:53 -0000 From: jerophonic Subject: Ketty Lester A few years ago I saw a program on the local PBS affiliate featuring, among others, the lead singers from the Casinos and Spiral Staircase reprising their hits. Ketty Lester also appeared and sang "Love Letters", although she seemed in ill-health. Does anyone know the the name of the program, and whether it's available anywhere? I didn't catch the beginning or end; it might have originated in Memphis or Nashville. Also, how is Ketty doing? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 08:36:12 -0600 (Mountain Daylight Time) From: Harry Jay Subject: swing record Hi everybody, I'm still looking for a record or CD (I doubt it) with a song, that was a tremendous hit . Here's the question: Who else recorded "Choo Choo CH'boogie" Besides Louis Jordan in 1945-46? I know maybe there are 75 or more versions out there, but this one was done with 3 girls singing the lyrics.It came out right after world war 2. Also could have been a British group? Thanks HARRY JAY -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 20:54:42 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Delicates (East Coast) bio and update Hi Spectropoppers, Denise Ferri helped me create a short bio on the Delicates (Black 'n' White Thunderbird) which is now up on my site. I've updated a few other things too, but more edits will be taking place. Check out their very cool story. http://www.geocities.com/williamstos/index.htm http://www.geocities.com/williamstos/delicateseastcoast.html Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 01:09:43 +0200 From: Dubois Jean-Emmanuel Subject: Important announcement for fans of Californian pop and Smile Fans of Californian pop and smile should tune now for a 3-hour show: SMILE ! This Thursday From 1.00h to 4.00h in the morning (continental European time) on Nederland radio special radioshow with Brian, Van Dyke Parks & of course SMILE !!! to listen to it: http://www.omroep.nl/radio1/live20.asx Pass the info!!!! JEd It's around 1H in France and Holland too so you should listen to that show by now!!! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 15:02:34 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Del From: Bill Craig Subject: Del Shannon >Considering the Petty connection I wonder if there was any > truth to the story that Del might have been added to the > Traveling Wilburys had he lived? Hey Bill: I have not heard this yet, but a friend of mine just told me this morning that he picked up an interesting Wilburys boot. He says it has some neat Harrison stuff, and... a couple of toons with Del. So considering the Petty and Campbell connection on his last 2 albums and this... I would think there was a good chance that, at the very least, he was being considered. best dishes, The formerly employed cartoonist, formerly know as, albabe Enter the hallowed yet winsome womb of the Wildebeest. http://www.wildebeest.se/ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 21:16:06 -0500 From: Geoff Kaiser Subject: Re: Kapp Ken Bell: > Quick question from me: what happened to the Kapp label? > Was it owned by another label and then just folded? I > haven't found any good reading material that actually > has much about Kapp in it. According to the book "The A-Z of Record Labels" (2000), Kapp Records was set up in 1955 by Dave Kapp, brother of Jack Kapp. Jack indeed started Decca in 1934, but he himself died in 1949. His brother Dave left Decca in '55 and started Kapp, whose first release (according to this book) was Roger Williams' big hit "Autumn Leaves". Other artists on Kapp included Jane Morgan, Ruby & the Romantics, Brian Hyland, Louis Armstrong (including the hit 'Hello Dolly'), and Sonny & Cher. Dave Kapp sold the label to MCA in 1967, who retained the name as late as 1971. Cher apparently was the last big artist to chart under the Kapp inprint... I love the pink and orange color scheme on the late 60s Kapp 45s.... - Geoff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 02:47:15 -0000 From: Doug Subject: Re: Del Shannon Beatle Bob wrote: > The CD has an unreleased Del Shannon composistion called > 'Stand Up' and features Del's original keyboard wiz - Max > Crook- playing his late 50s, custom-built, Musitron keyboard > on this track. The rest of this CD is a standout as well. Well, Del's version of "Stand Up" was unreleased until 1991 when it came out on "The Liberty Years" CD. Doug -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 04:08:10 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Reparata's Writers Robert wrote: > I enjoyed digging my > Reparata and the Delrons 45s out and remembering all the > joy of those wonderful days. Robert - THANKS! I can print this off and put it with my CD. It's an interesting list of writers, a good half of them I don't know. Glad I asked! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 08:54:25 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Del Shannon Just a word to say that "Stand Up" has been featured on at least two Del cd's to my knowledge. Once on "Del Shannon - The Liberty Years" & also on the BGO " Further Adventures of Charles Westover" as a bonus track, it was one of three tracks produced by then Monkee cohorts Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, in fact one track was " She " which The Monkees also recorded. Ken on the west coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 02:29:24 -0000 From: Bill Craig Subject: Del's covers When I think of great Del Shannon cover records I think of his hit with Jimmy Jones' "Handyman" and certainly his fab and gear version of "From Me To You". Here's a question for the group: Was this the first Beatles cover by an American artist to chart? In either the UK or U.S.? I think the conventional wisdom says yes, but you guys might know of some obscure precursor. Bill Craig -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 09:28:15 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Hey Beatle Bob Hey Bob, Are you the same guy that was written up in the Riverfront Times? Just came across that last night via the Wayback Machine. Pretty extensive piece. What'ja think of it? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 12:38:11 -0400 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Re: Ed Townsend Mick Patrick wrote: > By the way, the other side of the Ed Townsend's "Down Home" > is a pre-Exciters version of "Tell Her (Him)" which I can > play it to musica if requested. Here is a request. Thanks for playing "Down Home" to musica. Very nice also by Little Eva and Rick Nelson. This song is very special for those who now live in a different place from the one in which they grew up. Thanks also for Ed's songography. I don't want to overdo it, but thanks also to Martin Roberts for playing another of Ed's fine recordings to musica. Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 18:43:17 -0000 From: Frank Subject: Re: Ketty Lester jerophonic wrote: > A few years ago I saw a program on the local PBS affiliate > featuring, among others, the lead singers from the Casinos > and Spiral Staircase reprising their hits. Ketty Lester > also appeared and sang "Love Letters", although she seemed > in ill-health. Does anyone know the the name of the program, > and whether it's available anywhere? I didn't catch the > beginning or end; it might have originated in Memphis or > Nashville. I believe that I have a set of five home videos that may be what you are looking for. This program was produced in early 1999 in Nashville by Gabriel Communications http://www.gabrielcommunications.com/index.html The series is titled "Rock & Roll Graffiti". It is also available in a condensed 3 volume set, which omits some of the priceless interviews and chit-chat. I recommend the 5 volume set, which also comes with a CD or 2 cassettes containing the live musical performances from the show. Being based in Nashville, they specialize in country music videos, but this early R&R reunion is excellent. In addition to the Ketty Lester and the other performers that you mentioned, the show also features many other acts that may appeal to Spectropoppers, such as Dodie Stevens, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Sandy Posey, Joanie Sommers, Dee Dee Sharp, Nedra of the Ronettes (with her husband), Jimmy Clanton, Len Barry, Troy Shondell, Buzz Cason, Bucky Wilkin (Ronny & Daytonas), The Browns, Jimmie Rodgers, Carl Gardner (Coasters), Jimmy Gilmer, Maurice Williams, Clifford Curry, and Jewell Akens, and others. The VHS set is recorded in good HiFi stereo sound. I do not know if DVD or non-US tape formats are available. I highly recommend this collection. How often do you see some of these acts on TV (or anywhere)today? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 10:11:56 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: swing record Harry Jay wrote: > Who else recorded "Choo Choo Ch'boogie" besides Louis Jordan > in 1945-46? I know maybe there are 75 or more versions out > there, but this one was done with 3 girls singing the lyrics. I thought the Andrew Sisters did a version of it. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 19:04:28 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Del Shannon in "Hit Parader" Magazine In an earlier post I mentioned that I had an article in "Hit Parader" magazine that featured a late 1966 or early '67 interview (in London) with Del Shannon. I went back and read the article last night and wanted to let Ken Silverwood know that the song discussed in the interview was "Silently" -you were right on the money as far as the title! The interviewer was a woman named Miranda Ward. She describes how she was invited by Del to attend a concert with Chuck Berry as the headliner and Del as the opening act. She came to the concert with Keith Moon and Graham Nash, and praised Del's sound and song selection but criticised his stage presence and choice of clothing, calling his wardrobe "old-fashioned with pants that appeared to be baggy". Interestingly, during Chuck's set, the "Rockers" in the audience started to riot and the show was stopped early. Afterward she met up with Del and hung out with him for a while, going to his hotel room where he played her a song he was working on that he called "Silently". She loved the song, said that it reminded her of Donovan's style and said that her own name for it was "The Butterfly Song". Then they went out for pizza and went shopping for clothes. Later in the week Del called her and said that he had auditioned the song with Andrew Loog Oldham and that they were going into the studio to record it. He promised to send her a copy. Actually this article appeared not in "Hit Parader" but in its sister publication "Song Hits". Way back in the the mid-70s I got about 12 copies of Hit Parader and Song Hits magazines dating from 1966 to 1970. These magazines are superb snapshots of the music scenes of the time and are loaded with articles on artists both well known and obscure, with many artists covered that I've never seen elsewhere (anybody remember St. George and Tana?) plus loads of stuff on Brian Wilson. But from 66 to 68 the artists getting the most coverage were (ulp!) the Monkees. Best, Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 20:26:15 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Julie London - Yummy, Yummy, Yummy Rich: > Sitting here putting together my database of songs I need > and I come across this song: Yummy, Yummy, Yummy by Julie > London. It reached #125 on Billboard Charts in 68. Since > current thread here seems touching on Joey Levine, this > seemed relevant. Would be great if someone played it to > musica or at least contacted me off list with it. Curious > how it sounds especially compared to Ohio Express version. Julie London's version of "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" was the title track of her final LP. Currently it's available on the soundtrack CD to the fabulous TV series Six Feet Under, so it won't find its way to musica. A rudimentary 'netsearch reveals a full tracklist here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005Y1YA/ref%3Dpd%5Fsim%5Fd%5Fdp/202-6817125-8999069 The idea of the "Cry Me A River" gal purring this bubblegum nugget might seem bizarre but you just ain't lived until you've heard Julie tackle the punk classic "Louie, Louie", a high camp culture clash arranged, conducted and produced by Tommy Oliver. I've played the track to musica. click here and live a little: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ Hey la, me gotta go, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 11:10:46 -0700 From: Kurt Subject: Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg I'm looking for a decent internet bio of Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg..... AKA Gogi Grant I Googled for Gogi, but found only one bio, and it's only 6 lines Is there anything substantial on Gogi/Myrtle anywhere on the 'Net ? (or can someone in the group supply a Gogi-ography?) thanks, Kurt ----------------------------------- Houseplant Picture Studio http://www.houseplantstudios.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 16:40:32 -0400 From: Ken Bell Subject: Re: Kapp Thanks very much for the information. I have a quite a few white label (DJ copies) of Kapp stuff from the late 60s. They had a pretty good mix of artists from country to rock to folk to sunshine pop. I like most of the 45s I have. Again, thanks so very much for taking the time to provide this data. Ken Bell (just proud to be a member of such an exclusive group of people) I have yet to see anyplace where so many people know so much about music. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 15:33:39 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Del/Wilburys Alan Gordon wrote: > I have not heard this yet, but a friend of mine just told me > this morning that he picked up an interesting Wilburys boot. > He says it has some neat Harrison stuff, and... a couple of > toons with Del. So considering the Petty and Campbell > connection on his last 2 albums and this... I would think there > was a good chance that, at the very least, he was being considered. I too had long heard that Del was in the pipeline to replace Orbison in the Wilburys; in fact, if I recall correctly, it was Del's longtime friend and final manager Dan Bourgoise, as reliable a source as anyone, who stated as much for the record. I don't have a chronology of events handy with which to confirm this, but I believe Del died before anything substantial could be made of his membership, and speculate further that his death, hard on the heels of Roy's, "killed" the Wilburys concept in its tracks. The surviving members probably didn't want to run the risk of jinxing yet another Blessed Elder, such as Pitney or Dion or Lou Christie! Alan, any chance of playing those Del/Wilburys tracks to musica? Phil Milstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 15:48:41 -0700 (PDT) From: Ted L Subject: Re: Del Shannon Beatle Bob wrote: > The CD has an unreleased Del Shannon composistion > called 'Stand Up' and features Del's original keyboard > wiz - Max Crook- playing his late 50's,custom-built, > Musitron keyboard on this track. The rest of this CD > is a standout as well. The CD version of the "Wigged Out Sounds of..." Freddy and the Four-Gone Conclusions is augmented by a Quicktime music video of "Stand Up". The in-studio video features an appearance of Maximilian playing his Musitron! Ted L. More info on this outstanding album and band: http://www.gethip.com/new/lp/gh1110.html -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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