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Spectropop - Digest Number 1004

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There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Julie London / Green Tambourine
           From: Jeffery Kennedy 
      2. Kiddie Pop, Langley Schools Music Project
           From: Art Longmire 
      3. Re: Green Tambourine
           From: Nick Archer 
      4. In the groove
           From: Phil Chapman 
      5. Re Kapp
           From: Tony Bayliss
      6. Re: Roy Orbison
           From: Andrew Jones 
      7. Re: Julie London
           From: Phil Milstein 
      8. Re: Ed Townsend
           From: Mick Patrick 
      9. Re: Everlys "Two Yanks...."
           From: Scott Swanson 
     10. Re: Kiddie Pop, Langley Schools Music Project
           From: Ed 
     11. Lena Zavaroni; Bob Montgomery
           From: Country Paul 
     12. Re: Mary Wells
           From: Simon White 

Message: 1 Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 22:34:35 -0000 From: Jeffery Kennedy Subject: Re: Julie London / Green Tambourine I really, really want a copy of that Julie London "Yummy Yummy Yummy" LP. Only a few of the tracks - the title song, "Light My Fire," "The Mighty Quinn" - have turned up on CD (two of those are on the UltraLounge "On the Rocks" compilations). In particular, I REALLY want to hear her cover of Margo Guryan's "Sunday Morning." And the version of "Green Tambourine" I most want to hear is by... the Lennon Sisters! This track recently turned up on a Universal comp issued in Germany titled "The Get Easy! Sunshine Pop Collection." It is full of oddball gems. Hope to acquire a copy soon. Jeffery Kennedy San Francisco -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 23:41:15 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Kiddie Pop, Langley Schools Music Project The recent posts on Lisa Miller and Canterbury Records (who I haven't heard of but sounds intriguing) made me think of a recent favorite of mine, the Langley Schools Music Project CD that was compiled from two 1970's LPs of some Canadian schoolchildren doing some popular songs (including several written by Brian Wilson). I wondered if anyone else had heard this and whether you liked it. Children's recordings are an acquired taste for some, I'm sure ...some of 'em can be excruciating, but many I've heard are excellent and have a lack of self-consciousness and a natural charm and exuberance that can lead to some very good recordings. One of the earliest kiddie-pop records I heard was one called "Mill Valley" back in 1970. I later purchased it and have always liked it very much (wish I could get it on CD). Another CD that I didn't hear was one by two sisters named Wendy and Bonnie that came out a while back, recordings originally done in the late 60s. Does anybody recommend this, and what does it sound like? Another notable act I stumbled across was Richard Wolfe and the Children's Chorus, who seem to have done many LP's...I have one that came out in early '68 where they do a lot of psychedelic pop songs - it's pretty wild! Oh, yeah, before I forget: Regarding Canterbury records, another 45 I have on the label is "The Children of St.Monica" by Don Grady (of My Three Sons fame). Best, Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 17:34:58 -0500 From: Nick Archer Subject: Re: Green Tambourine I have a version of "Green Tambourine" by Robert Goulet that was once featured on the Otis Odder website. I can play it if anyone can listen to it! Nick Archer Check out Nashville's classic SM95 on the web at -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 02:03:50 +0100 From: Phil Chapman Subject: In the groove Bob Rashkow: > 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? it is! - although I need 8x magnification to see that kind of thing these days:-) I often used to find odd little notes etched into the scroll-out of 60s 45s. Almost all of the Philles instrumentals have a 'backside #' and a lot of the 'A's have 'Phil & Annette'. Does anybody have any information on the delta numbers also contained in the scroll-out? The test-pressing of the Ronettes' "Paradise" is no. 58769, which I assume can be accurately dated? It also has 130-3 in the same manner as other Philles releases. Again, presumably that indicates it was originally scheduled to be Philles 130? Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 01:42:35 -0000 From: Tony Bayliss Subject: Re Kapp I don't believe that Jerry Keller has yet been mentioned ... Here Comes Summer .. a #1 chart topper in the UK and #14 in the US. Whatever happened to him, does anyone know? Tony -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 22:28:57 -0400 (EDT) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Re: Roy Orbison About Roy Orbison's "The Fastest Guitar Alive": As I understand it, one of the reasons Roy switched over to MGM Records was so he could try hishand at movies. But TFGA was the only film he completed; a second may have been planned, but it was shelved after TFGA bombed. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 22:56:53 -0400 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Julie London Apropos of all the recent Julie London talk, I have played to musica a stirring studio outtake of her absolutely shredding her musicians for musical sins perceived, in language that would make a sailor blush. Let us now stand back, and let the lady have her say ... --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 08:38:33 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Ed Townsend Martin Roberts: > Thanks...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)"? Okey, dokey. I've placed "Tell Her" by Ed Townsend in musica for all to hear. Bert Berns wrote the song and Ed Silvers produced it, while Bert Keyes arranged and conducted the session. It was released on Liberty 55516 in 1962. Find it right here: Of course, it's the same song as the Exciters' "Tell Him", although it isn't the original version. That honour belongs to Gil Hamilton, later to become famous as Johnny Thunder. I suppose you'd like to hear that too? :-) By the way, there was a very nice Ed Townsend obituary in Tuesday's Guardian. Read it here on-line:,3604,1029341,00.html Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 18:44:49 -0700 From: Scott Swanson Subject: Re: Everlys "Two Yanks...." Bill G Spradlin: >Did this LP ever come out on CD anywhere? It was issued as a 2-fer (with "A Date With") back in 1992 by another Dutch label, TNT. (I wonder if they have any connection to the new Rocky Top label?) Anyway, I'm pretty sure it's out of print now although you might find a copy at CDEurope or other import shops. Hope this helps, Scott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 05:38:56 -0000 From: Ed Subject: Re: Kiddie Pop, Langley Schools Music Project Art Longmire: > ....the Langley Schools Music Project CD > that was compiled from two 1970's LPs of some Canadian > schoolchildren doing some popular songs (including several > written by Brian Wilson). I wondered if anyone else had heard > this and whether you liked it. The funny thing about the Langley Schools Project LP is I went to school with some of those kids. The kid with the glasses & white sweater was my friend 'Donnie Frank". He used to always show me the LP. I also used to see that LP around flea markets & would think there's that damn LP my friend is on. Do you think i bought a copy? No. Stupid me. One that is kinda cool is the Musical Hart Family of Detriot. A christian family LP with an 8 year old singer who sounds like Wanda Jackson on some of the cuts. Ed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 00:03:00 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Lena Zavaroni; Bob Montgomery Heard Lena Zavaroni's very Spectorian version of "River Deep Mountain High" on WFMU yesterday. Quite impressive! When was this cut, please? Mike Edwards: > Bob Montgomery who was Buddy Holly's partner in Buddy And > Bob before Holly formed the Crickets wrote "Somebody Else's > Girl". More about this at: > This site is a treat! The Buddy & Bob tracks are country gems. Son Kevin is also a fine artist. Still catching up, Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 06:16:16 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Mary Wells Charles Ellis wrote - > Reminds me of how Morty Craft (should be "Crafty"!!!!!) lured > Mary Wells to 20th Century Fox Records from Motown in '64 with > the promise of film roles. He lied, of course. And hereby brings a question - Mary features in a movie entitled "Catalina Caper" (Never Steal Anything Wet) which dates as '65 I believe. Is it a 20th Century Fox release? The movie also stars Little Richard who performs a song, "Scuba Party" unavailable anywhere but in the movie. I've promised myself a copy of it for years but have never got it because I just know the idea is better then the execution and the dissapointment of reality my finish me off. There really isn't nearly enough Mary talk on this site you know. Simon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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