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Spectropop - Digest Number 1017

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There are 14 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Records for sale
           From: Peter Lerner 
      2. Re: New Young Hearts, Music Explosion
           From: Mark 
      3. Hermoine's Secret Service
           From: Phil Milstein 
      4. Re: The Younghearts
           From: James Botticelli 
      5. Re: Susanna Smith / Shadow Morton
           From: Mick Patrick 
      6. Re: Buddah stuff/ Joey Levine /the Feathers
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      7. Hit Records
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      8. FW: Bud & Travis; Kingsmen
           From: Country Paul 
      9. Re: Records for sale
           From: Ken Bell 
     10. Re: Smokey and His Sister
           From: Dave Heasman 
     11. RE: Starsailor
           From: Phil Chapman 
     12. Re: RIP Warren Zevon
           From: Mark 
     13. Re: Dickie Goodman
           From: Andrew Jones 
     14. The Cardboard Zeppelin, The Regents
           From: Art Longmire 

Message: 1 Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 20:50:13 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Records for sale Jeff wrote, about a tasty sounding 45: > Coincidentally, I happen to have a copy for sale up on my web site. Just wondering, but would the idea of a For Sale and Wanted section of Spectropop be a possibility. I occasionally have records for sale, and my target market would be.... well... Spectropoppers. Just an idea? Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 01:35:41 GMT From: Mark Subject: Re: New Young Hearts, Music Explosion James--in regards to the New Young Hearts, it was mentioned in a post in the Soulful Detroit Forum that Bobby Sanders (who produced the Canterbury and Minit sides) got together the "New" Young Hearts as an attempt to cash in on the Younghearts' name. I believe the Younghearts were still together when the New Young Hearts cut "Young Hearts Get Lonely Too" for the Zea label (also spelled as "Zay" on some records). Bobster--yes, I AM from Cleveland, one of two Marks on the lists from the Hall of Fame city! Anyhow, you mentioned the Music Explosion, which brings to mind this anecdote. My brother and I went to the Beachland Ballroom (great concert venue about a mile from my house) to see the great Dave Davies perform in concert. The "house band", Satan's Satellites, featuring my good friend and fellow record collector Tom Fallon on organ, were performing "A Little Bit of Soul" when we arrived. I was surprised to find out that the reason they were playing the Music Explosion classic was that one of the members of that band was sitting in! I wish I could've met the guy, just to thank him for such a great record! Best, Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 18:56:23 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Hermoine's Secret Service Artie Wayne wrote: > and Artie Resnick publishing company and producing a couple of > singles on a group called Horizon and one on Hermione Gingould. Would that have been her "Cocaine" single? Any good stories on the "real" Hermoine G.? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 17:41:32 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: The Younghearts David Gordon wrote: > I even have a 45 recorded in 1984 on an indie. A bit electronic > sounding but still drivin' them harmonies home to the peeps. > Haven't heard of that one - would you mind posting details ? Sure...luckily I have my rare 45's soul boxes out as I'm trying to compileSomething For Simon (hey, sounds like a Mancini tune!). The Younghearts tune is called "Hey Love" b/w "I've Got Dancing Fever" actually recorded in 1980. I usually label the ballad as the A side, but that's just me. Its on Soultown Records produced by Bobby Sanders and Larry Love, Executive procuded by a fella named God. The tune was written by Ronald Preyer and Larry Love and its numbered S-3000-A (the ballad side) which could mean it was Soultown's first release I guess. JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 08:42:51 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Susanna Smith / Shadow Morton Mike Rashkow: > I inquired of Carol Cymbal in this regard. She thinks that > Susanna Smith aka Esta Finkelstein alsosang "The Cupboard's > Bare" which she co-wrote with Johnny. As far as I know she > was Dick Goodman's wife..... Great inside info, Mike, thanks. While you were working with Johnny Cymbal did you ever come across Shadow Morton? I believe he was involved at Bang Records assisting Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry run their Tallyrand publishing company. Any stories to tell? Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 04:07:04 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Buddah stuff/ Joey Levine /the Feathers Artie Wayne wrote: > The Feathers, by the way, was Joey and Arties Studio band who > played on all of their Buddah hits. Weren't they also the Fairchilds (on A&M Records)? And weren't they also the Tradewinds' touring band... or am I thinking of somebody else? Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 10:18:58 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Hit Records Following on from the recent mentions of Hit Records of Nashville, there is at least a brief history and partial discography in Volume 2 of Stephen McParland's 'Sound Waves & Traction' history of studio based surf 'n' drag recording units. One point to mention is that, unlike the UK's Embassy label which did only covers of hits of the day, Hit Records did issue a few original songs alongside the covers - The Roamers 'We Built A 409' (Hit 160), Jackie & The Giants 'Ford GT' (Hit 185), Bobby & Bergen 'I've Got A Tiger In My Tank' & 'The Whole Summer Through' (Spar 750), Sandy & The Beachcombers '2+2' & 'Daytona Darlin'' (Spar 760). Stephen says that the singers were usually Buzz cason, Bobby Russell & Bergen White - all closely linked to the Ronny & Daytonas/Buzz & Bucky releases - so the quality was top notch. Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 22:07:16 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: FW: Bud & Travis; Kingsmen Mike Edwards: > Here's another entry in the "Keepin' The Summer Alive" series, > "Cold Summer" by Bud & Travis (Liberty, 1965).... Actually, it sounds as though it was written by any of Peter and Gordon's most "British Invasion" writers. What a far cry from B&T's "Alamo" days! Guy Lawrence, thanks for the Kingsmen note. After several attempts at "'Louie Louie' written sideways" I gave up on them - obviously before the better records happened. I only discovered "Wolf of Manhattan" a few years ago. Nice to know there's other interesting stuff, too. More soon, Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 18:35:25 -0400 From: Ken Bell Subject: Re: Records for sale I am new to the group, so probably I shouldn't say anything, but dang my fingers are at it again. I think there are plenty of sites at which you can buy and sell records. If you are looking to trade records that are Out Of Print, there is a group by that name. I don't really care one way or another (I want all of Glen's Lost Jukebox Series :) ), just thought I would throw a copper out there. Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 00:08:35 +0100 From: Dave Heasman Subject: Re: Smokey and His Sister Art Longmire: > Until I read the post I never knew they [Smokey and His Sister] > had made an album, and I too would be interested if other > Spectropoppers have heard it. Bob Brainen played some of their tracks on wfmu. It's archived Oh hello, by the way. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 09:52:35 +0100 From: Phil Chapman Subject: RE: Starsailor > Phil Chapman: > This Monday sees the release of Phil Spector's first production for > 23 years, Starsailor's own comeback single, Silence Is Easy. It's a > lush, enormously orchestrated statement that suggests Starsailor > have come back better than ever, and that Spector has not lost his > touch. Country Paul: > My reaction when I heard the song a while ago was not as positive as > yours or the article's. I think re-listening may be in order. Hi Paul - I was quoting the introductory paragraph to the interview. Like you, I was not as impressed as I hoped to be. It's a good song, good vocal, and is all over MTV, so it should be a hit. Most of ye olde Spector trademarks are there - big drums, layered percussion, intricate mid-range - but all kept carefully under restraint, giving me the feeling that it's not really *his* mix. It's well recorded and I suspect balanced astutely for commercial purposes. Personally, I would have preferred the full-on assault, but I wonder whether or not that would have actually reduced its chance of success. Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 01:13:43 GMT From: Mark Subject: Re: RIP Warren Zevon Hey Guys! In addition to writing that great Turtles tune, Zevon also recorded for White Whale as one half of the duo Lyme and Cybelle. They had a Top 40 hit with "Follow Me", the flip of which I believe was "Like the Seasons" (also recorded by the Turtles and on the b-side of "Happy Together"). Best, Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 23:40:51 -0400 (EDT) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Re: Dickie Goodman About Dickie Goodman: One of my collecting specialties is the genre of record Goodman invented, called "break-ins" or "Flying Saucers" (after the 1956 single that started it all, Buchanan & Goodman's "The Flying Saucer, Parts 1 & 2). If any radio station would let me, I could probably do a whole series about them. And about Warren Zevon: I find it a little sad that, even on the Internet, there hasn't been much discussion of "Like the Seasons", the early WZ composition that became the B-side of both "Happy Together" and "Can I Get to Know You Better". Howard (Eddie) Kaylan seldom sounded better than he did on "Like the Seasons". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 22:13:26 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: The Cardboard Zeppelin, The Regents I have a 45 on Laurie records by a group called the Cardboard Zeppelin. I haven't had much success in researching the group, but in the Osborne 45 guide the entry on the group suggests that they are in fact a later lineup of the Regents of "Barbara Ann" fame (the record came out in 1968). The A-side of this 45 is titled "Ten Story Building" and is a nice whimsical pop number with good falsetto harmony on the chorus - quite an impressive tune, and a favorite of mine. Anyone know any further details on this group? They don't have an entry on the "Fuzz Acid and Flowers" site. Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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