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Spectropop - Digest Number 1002

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 15 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. RE: Aussie girl groups CD
           From: Lindsay Martin 
      2. Re: Kapp
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      3. Re: Julie London - Louie, Louie
           From: Martin Roberts 
      4. Dimension Dolls / Cynthia Weil sings
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      5. Re: Del / Wilburys
           From: Andrew Hickey 
      6. Lost outsider demo in LA
           From: Kim Cooper 
      7. more on Del
           From: Phil Milstein 
      8. Re: Canterbury
           From: sevenleggedelvis 
      9. Re: Chiffons, "Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In My Mind But Me)"
           From: Stephanie 
     10. Re: Julie London
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     11. Re: Reparata's Writers
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     12. I Wish I Were
           From: Mark 
     13. Re: One Less Bell to Answer
           From: Charles 
     14. Kapp Records
           From: Herbert Maton 
     15. Saying "Hello"
           From: Herbert Maton 

Message: 1 Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 07:12:28 +1000 From: Lindsay Martin Subject: RE: Aussie girl groups CD Natasha, In my post last week I suggested Time Warp in Sydney. The CD is listed at their page: Their site isn't easy to navigate. If you want to order, see this page: Lindsay -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 17:36:27 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Kapp Geoff Kaiser writes: > Other artists on Kapp included Jane Morgan, Ruby &the Romantics, > Brian Hyland, Louis Armstrong (including the hit 'Hello Dolly'), > and Sonny & Cher. ...AND Johnny Cymbal (Mr. Bassman) Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 21:29:31 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Julie London - Louie, Louie Mick Patrick boasted: > 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'd have said high Spector more than high camp but either way, one of, if not THE favourite track I've ever heard at musica. I've lived a lot not a little! Thanks for playing it Mick and for Ed Townsend's "Down Home" - just as good as I remember. At the risk of asking you to take over musica.... how about Ed's version of "Tell Her (Him)"? Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 23:20:33 +0100 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Dimension Dolls / Cynthia Weil sings Sundazed's expanded version of the "Dimension Dolls" album is finally being released. Details are at It has several bonus tracks - it's good to see one of my personal favourites, "Making With The Magilla" getting another airing! Talking of silly girl group records, I've recently been organising all the great music played to musica and one track in particular stood out. Mick seemed a little reticent about posting it at the time, and nobody ever mentioned it, but I'd just like to say that I thought "The Toddle" by Miss Prim and the Classroom Kids was the absolute bees-knees! Keep 'em coming Mick - what was the flip? Guy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 00:05:09 +0100 From: Andrew Hickey Subject: Re: Del / Wilburys Phil Milstein wrote: > 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! I doubt that - after all, Volume 3 came out... I think it was more that Dylan in particular was fed up with the whole thing - he apparently didn't like the fact that Volume 3 was essentially his album, but with the Wilburys' name on it, or so I've heard... -- Stealth Munchkin play the Cavern, Liverpool, Wednesday 15th October As part of International Pop Overthrow. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 15:44:24 -0700 From: Kim Cooper Subject: Lost outsider demo in LA I received the following email from a bereft friend. If you or any of your record racoon friends should turn up this treasure, won't you please email sad nephew Tracy at thx, Kim hey, I know you hit the OOTClosets [Out of the Closet thrist shops] with some regularity, so I was hoping you could do me a favor: I may have inadvertantly given away to OOTC (in a ravaged old-style record album book of Stan Kenton 78's) a very precious and funny family heirloom -- It is a demo my great uncles made of a "Patriotic Song" called MY FLAG. It's a 45 rpm on a metal 10" disc, grooved on only one side. It has a label from some Hollywood area recording studio with the title and the author D.J. Dwyer. It really is a riot (I think it was my aging great uncles' answer to the growing turmoil of the sixties) and it actually contains the line "a mist comes to my eyes". Could you keep an eye out for it in your travels and perhaps pass along the word to other cultural artifact hunter / arbitragers you know? I would be most grateful and it would corrrect the most regrettable instance of mistaken disposal in my life. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 16:42:42 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: more on Del Bill Craig wrote: > 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. I believe it was in Greg Shaw's liner notes to Sire's 2-LP Del Shannon compilation that I first read that not only was this the first U.S. cover of a Beatles song to chart, but the first even to be released! Art Longmire wrote: > 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! I don't mean to put you on the spot, Art, but any chance you could post a scan of this article to the Photos section? I imagine a lot of us would love to see the entire text, plus any illos that might accompany it. --Phil Milstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 23:44:08 -0000 From: sevenleggedelvis Subject: Re: Canterbury to: Stewart Mason I don't know whether you are still looking for information about other artists on the Canterbury label. Two of the artists who appeared on the label before it closed are Lisa Miller and Sandy Wynns. Lisa Miller previously recorded for Motown using the name "Little Lisa" and later recorded "Never Gonna Let You Go" with Sergio Mendes. Sandy Wynns is also known as Edna Wright, sister of Darlene Love. Another Canterbury artist, Group Therapy, later recorded for RCA. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 00:01:15 -0000 From: Stephanie Subject: Re: Chiffons, "Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In My Mind But Me)" I LOVE this song and it should have been a MUCH bigger hit I think that the producer was getting into some serious Spector with this was way ahead of its time!!! Stephanie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 20:34:00 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Julie London Jim Nayder on Chicago's "Annoying Music Show" sound bite played Julie London's version of "Louie, Louie" a few months ago. Lyrics cleaned up. She's a great singer but it's painful to listen to, speaking for myself. I would much prefer listening to Nancy Sinatra (or, for that matter, Nancy WILSON!!!) cover "Yummy Yummy Yummy" (or, for that matter, "Green Tambourine"! ! !) Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 20:23:41 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Reparata's Writers Robert provided a fascinating discography for Reparata and the Delrons! Anyone remember one of the first pressings of Jay and the Americans' cover of "Walkin' in the Rain" circa Feb. 1970 had "SORRY REPARATA" etched into the master groove? Their cover must have coincided with Reparata's! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 21:19:47 -0400 (EDT) From: Mark Subject: I Wish I Were A little nugget I got from Andy Kim this weekend at the show in Cleveland this past weekend with Ron Dante. The song "I Wish I Were" was inspired by Andy's parents marriage. He said his father was 30 years senior to his mother and that they caught a lot of grief in those days for that. The idea for the song came to him as he realized just how strange society's norms are about who, how and when people fall in love. Cheers Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 01:03:00 -0000 From: Charles Subject: Re: One Less Bell to Answer > Does anyone know if anyone recorded "One Less Bell to Answer" > before the Fifth Dimension... I know the answer to this one! In the late 1960s Keely Smith did a version on either Atlantic or Atco . A few years ago, I downloaded a MP3 of the original vinyl single off the 'net, - I think I still have it on CDR, and please contact me if you want the MP3 so I can send it to you. Charles -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 00:13:58 -0400 (EDT) From: Herbert Maton Subject: Kapp Records I would like to add to the information regarding Kapp Records but from a Canadian perspective. When I started buying 45s in the summer of 1962, I bought Feelin' No Pain by Paul Evans (Kapp 473) and Forgive Me (For Giving You Such A Bad Time) by Babs Tino (Kapp 472). Phonodisc Records of Canada distributed the label from then. Prior to that, I am unsure. When Roses Are Red My Love by The You Know Who Group, Phonodisc issued the single as Kapp FC-113. In the U. S., it was on Four Corners. Phonodisc also distributed all the Motown issues under Tamla then on Tamla Motown and issued James Brown (King) on Delta. Herb (from Toronto) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 00:26:16 -0400 (EDT) From: Herbert Maton Subject: Saying "Hello" I guess I am the new kid on the block so to speak. Any way, what I am posting here may have been covered before but I do not know that. First of all, I want to introduce myself to this group. My name is Herb and I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and still here. I am 55 so my musical taste reflects the time period when I was in my mid-teens. During the summer of 1962, the interest in Pop/Rock & Roll clicked. Though the music was all around me prior to that my interest did not arise. I would attend parties that my peers on the block would hold. Of course, records would be playing and dancing would be happening. One memory comes to mind in that one of the girls commented by saying the Mashed Potato was a girl's dance while the Twist was a boy's. At the time, I could not grasp how to make my feet do the Mashed Potato and when doing the Twist my sides hurt. By the summer, I took note that no one had anything current. To remedy that, I bought my first 45 – The Loco-Motion by Little Eva. The oddest thing was that I did not have a record player! As a gift for passing into the next grade, my dad bought me a portable phonograph record player (the kind with tubes with a speaker that folded out and a lid the lifted up). He also bought a selection of singles that Eaton's had. When I brought the Little Eva disc to the next party, the party became a blast. As my collection grew, I became a popular invitee. I brought over (as they came out): He's A Rebel (The Crystals), Don't Hang Up (The Orlons), The Monster Mash (Bobby Boris Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers), Beechwood 4-5789 (The Marvelettes) just to name a few! As time went on, buying 45s became a hobby. However, I only bought the songs I heard on American Bandstand or that our local radio stations played (see attached charts – being rather old they are rather dog eared, etc.). As my 45s grew, I began to notice some trends. I was buying singles on particular labels, namely, Cameo, Parkway, Tamla (Canadian Tamla covered Motown and Gordy). I seemed to like vocalists in general, female soloists & groups in particular. By the end of 1963, another trend took me by surprise. My father asked me 'why I don’t buy any white artists?' I really did not think much of the question and I don't believe my father had racist tendencies. However, my liking Black artists never registered. To me they provided great music, voices and sounds. I did like white artists (The 4 Seasons, The Dovells; and songs like, Johnny Get Angry, Vacation, The Push & Kick, etc.). 1964 was the year of The Beatles and the British Invasion. While everyone was going ga-ga over The Beatles, et al, I was the opposite. The only Brit acts I liked were The Dave Clark 5 (saxophone in use) and Dusty Springfield (soulful & female). As Cameo-Parkway fell to the wayside, I blamed the Brits for that. (My opinion differs now). As Rock & Roll fragmented into genres I did not groove to (Psychedelia, Folk, Rock, etc), I was grateful that Motown and The Supremes were hot as they were. It was then I turned more to R & B. My record purchases reflected that. Into the 70s, the Pop music scene seemed rather dull or tame to me. That was when I turned to collecting, then sought out record mailers who focused on the tunes of the past. After that, I got into hard- core collecting. My focus was aimed at the Motown, Tamla, Soul, Gordy, VIP and Philles labels. I took a stab at Cameo-Parkway then found out not everything they put out was Rock & Roll/R&B in origin. The only thing current for me was Soul or Black music then Disco. After my label phase waned, a book came out in the early 80s entitled, Girl Groups, A Story Of A Sound. I turned to that genre. After seeing (several times), John Water's, Hairspray, (I loved that movie and still do) and Ron Mann's, Twist, I turned to the dance enre. Ev'rybody's Twistin' (Frank Sinatra), Watusi by The Vibrations, The Elephant Walk by Donald Jenkins & the Delighters, etc. Now, I am into CDs and surprisingly finding some of the stuff I've been wanting. However, there's a lot of material yet not around (at least to my eyes). I will close for now hoping that you enjoyed reading this account. Herb -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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