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Spectropop - Digest Number 1006



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There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Ed Townsend / vinyl
           From: Phil Chapman 
      2. Re: Julie London
           From: Peter Lerner 
      3. Re: Wendy and Bonnie
           From: Stewart Mason 
      4. Re: Jerry Keller
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      5. Krimson Kake
           From: Ken Mortimer 
      6. Re: The Collage,  - does anyone know this group?
           From: Keith D'Arcy 
      7. Re: Reparata's writers
           From: Robert 
      8. Re: Julie London / Green Tambourine
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
      9. place these lyrics....if you can!
           From: Susan 
     10. Barry Darvell
           From: Claudia Cunningham 
     11. Re: Krimson Kake
           From: Mark Frumento 
     12. Re: Jerry Keller (or Jack)
           From: Keith D'Arcy 


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Message: 1 Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 11:13:02 +0100 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Ed Townsend / vinyl Mick Patrick: > Okey, dokey. I've placed "Tell Her" by Ed Townsend > in musica for all to hear. Yikes! - A black Jimmy Durante. Should those backing girls sound familiar, Mick? > Thank goodness there are people out there who still collect > original 45s, as opposed to mp3s or crappy bootleg CDs. > Without such folk, vital label copy would be lost forever. > To me, songwriters and producers are as important as the > performing artists. I enjoy looking at records almost as much > as listening to them. Well, almost! Absolutely, preserving these artefacts is essential - and expensive. On a listening front, even though CD comps (the better ones) are technically more accurate and informative, and it is very interesting to hear certain recordings with great clarity, I generally find the 45 evokes more the feeling of the time. Of course, with a carefully restored mp3 (or CD) of the 45, you get the best of both worlds: blemish-free vinyl recording that you can listen to loud without the deck feeding back while scrutinising non-rotating label artwork without losing your head. Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 21:26:59 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Julie London Mick Patrick: > Julie London's version of "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" was the > title track of her final LP... " Frank: > The whole LP is a must. One of the most way out record I > ever heard, even better than Louie Louie don't miss Light > My Fire... but anything Julie London recorded is a must." Personally my Julie gem is "Mickey Mouse March" (Liberty 55966, yes a single) She was certainly a case. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 18:05:54 -0400 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: Wendy and Bonnie Art Longmire asks: > 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? It doesn't sound a thing like Mill Valley, Langley or any other "kiddie pop" records in that style: Wendy and Bonnie were already semi-professional musicians when this album of all original material was recorded (by otherwise adult musicians including the Larry Carlton, Jim Keltner and Jonathan Melvoin), and the record is mellow late-era psychedelic pop with some jazz and folk influences. Very low-key and quite nice, and you would have no idea that the duo were 17 and 13 at the time of recording simply by listening to it. S -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 17:42:04 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Jerry Keller Me: > In fact, we are currently writing together although > we have never met or seen each other face to face. OBVIOUSLY I DON'T KNOW JACK S--T. I MEANT JACK KELLER NOT JERRY. DON'T HAVE A CLUE WHO JERRY IS. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 00:38:19 +0100 From: Ken Mortimer Subject: Krimson Kake Can anyone tell me anything about Krimson Kake who recorded for Penny Farthing in the late 60's? I'm a big Sue and Sunny fan (will someone please issue a Sue and Sunny compilation CD) and a friend of mine has told me that he thought Sue and Sunny were members of Krimson Kake. Does anyone know if that's true? Thanks Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 19:35:23 -0400 From: Keith D'Arcy Subject: Re: The Collage, - does anyone know this group? Oddly, there are two other great soft rock LPs by groups called The Collage. The best one is on the Cream label out of LA, produced by Michael Z. Gordon. The second best is by a Long Island-based Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66-style outfit who recorded for the Golden Crest label. Both LPs are well worth a listen (and better than the Smash LP, in my humble opinion). Cheers, KD -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 22:16:37 -0000 From: Robert Subject: Re: Reparata's writers Ian Slater wrote: > Many thanks to Robert for his Reparata/Delrons credits list. > I can add the credits for the missing tracks and one more > record. I don't have their first single, I got the credits > for "Leave Us Alone" from Mick Patrick's fabulous CD > compilation "Kiss 'n' Tell" (Ace CDCHD 330). Thanks Ian for the info regarding the B-side of Your Big Mistake as well as single #22 Just You/There's So Little Time. I was not aware of its existence. Is it chronologically the 22nd single? Note to Phil Milstein: Hash Brown is indeed Harry Lookofsky. Robert -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 10:22:39 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Re: Julie London / Green Tambourine Love Nut from Baltimore recorded a awesome Who-like Power Pop version of it about 7 years ago on thier CD "Bastards Of Melody" with a nice Yardbirds rave up at the fadeout. Also Julie London cut a nice version of Yummy Yummy Yummy. Who at Liberty came up with the crazy idea of having her, of all people, record bubblegum songs??! No wonder why they were bought out by United Artists by 1970. Oh well it was the 60s! You cant keep a good song down! Billy http://listen.to/jangleradio -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 08:40:42 EDT From: Susan Subject: place these lyrics....if you can! This is a lyric snippet i remember from my childhood - say, maybe, the mid-1960s. I don't know the name of the song, who performed it, or any more of the lyrics, and it has been making me crazy for....decades. I'm hoping someone here can help. I believe this is the chorus: One of these days, Sunday's [or possibly Monday's] gonna come on Tuesday And [But?] i know it's never happened before And the sun won't shine and the grass won't grow And the rain won't fall and the wind won't blow.... And that's all i remember. Any and all help will be enormously appreciated! Thanks - Susan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 08:31:20 -0400 From: Claudia Cunningham Subject: Barry Darvell Could anyone tell me about Barry Darvell, who had a 1960 hit called "How Will It End"? It was high up on the charts way back and I remember it as a kid. Any bio information on him would be appreciated. Thanks. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 13:30:00 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Krimson Kake Ken Mortimer wrote: > Can anyone tell me anything about Krimson Kake who recorded > for Penny Farthing in the late 60's? Krimson Kake were Kris Ife and Samantha Jones. It was a one off single written by Mark Wirtz and Kris. Perhaps Mark will chime in with some details behind this great song. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 09:26:11 -0400 From: Keith D'Arcy Subject: Re: Jerry Keller (or Jack) Mike Rashkow: > OBVIOUSLY I DON'T KNOW JACK S--T. > I MEANT JACK KELLER NOT JERRY. > DON'T HAVE A CLUE WHO JERRY IS. Hi All, Jack Keller's "biggest hit" (although not in chart terms) was the theme from Bewitched. I love Peggy Lee's vocal version of it. They actually intended to use a male vocal version (sung by Jerry Vale) for the TV show, but somehow the studios figured out that an instrumental theme cost less in AFofM payments and they scrapped it at the last minute! They did the same thing with the song "Seattle," theme for "Here Come the Brides." Jack Keller also wrote for the fabulous New Establishment, who apparently have a "great lost LP" that was recorded for Colgems but never released. Sob, sob. KD -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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