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Spectropop - Digest Number 1028



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There are 17 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. New Establishment
           From: Mark T 
      2. Re: Gale Garnett
           From: James Botticelli 
      3. Re: Art Wayne Acetate
           From: Mark T 
      4. New at Catalog-of-Cool.com
           From: Kim Cooper 
      5. Breakaways/Peggy Lipton LP/Dave Walton
           From: Mark T 
      6. Re: Oh Canada!
           From: Michel Gignac 
      7. Ginny Tiu
           From: Clark Besch 
      8. Get well, Mike!
           From: Sean Anglum 
      9. Re: Phil Spector on TV
           From: Martin Jensen 
     10. Spector on A&E
           From: B. Vlaovic 
     11. The T.A.M.I. show
           From: Kurt 
     12. Re: Gale Garnett
           From: Phil Milstein 
     13. Re:Adrienne -  Poster vs Posta
           From: Ken Silverwood  
     14. Re: Keith Olsen
           From: James Botticelli 
     15. Re: Phil Spector on A & E
           From: Gary Spector 
     16. When school is out this year
           From: Paul Balser 
     17. Girl group conundrums
           From: Jules Normington 


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Message: 1 Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 23:39:30 -0000 From: Mark T Subject: New Establishment I really like this group [New Establishment] and would love to track down their unreleased LP on Colgems. Does anyone know any info about the group members (other than what is listed in the Whitburn book). Keith D'Arcy wrote: > 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. The New Establishment vocal theme was used on Here Come The Brides for the first season and they went to an instrumental for the second season. In syndication, as Screen Gems did on many other shows (Partridge Family, Monkees, Flintstones, etc.) they put the opening credits from the final season on all of the episodes so that the first season credits have not been seen since the original airing. This theme, which should have been on Rhino's 3 volume Tube Toons (but was not, Bobby Sherman instead!) finally appeared on Television's Greatest Hits, Volume 5. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 19:59:21 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Gale Garnett Phil Milstein wrote: > Oops. I stand corrected. I believe she formed a new band > once she moved to L.A. Members of it were subsequently > drafted by Sean Bonniwell to become The Music Machine. Wait, are you saying that Gale Garnett, of "We'll Sing In The Sunshine" fame (right?), 's band became the great Music Machine??? Really??? My high school band used to cover "Some Other Drum" by them! JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 00:56:05 -0000 From: Mark T Subject: Re: Art Wayne Acetate Jeffrey Glenn wrote: > And lastly, I've played "Good Weather Machine" by Charlotte Russe > (Philips 40596, 1969) to musica. This 45 is one of my favorites > that I've found this year! Are there any other similar releases > under the auspices of Alouette Productions (your company, I'm > guessing) for which we soft pop/bubblegum fans should be looking > out? There are actually 2 Charlotte Russe 45s on Philips and both are excellent. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 19:53:16 -0700 From: Kim Cooper Subject: New at Catalog-of-Cool.com There are fresh New Digs in the Sounds section of Catalog of Cool online: appreciations of the Baja Marimba Band and Los Straitjackets. Do drop in if you're inclined. http://www.catalog-of-cool.com/newdigssounds.html Kim Cooper Kitten with a Hip -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 01:07:04 -0000 From: Mark T Subject: Breakaways/Peggy Lipton LP/Dave Walton Nice to see that Castle finally put something out but too bad RPM couldn't do it so that we could have gotten the 2 later singles on different labels. I guess that kills any chance of us ever getting those later tracks. G. Monteleone wrote: > Does anyone have Peggy Lipton's album, titled Peggy Lipton, I have the LP and I will look up the info for you tonight. Not a very good LP by the way and the follow-up singles were no better. Mike Edwards wrote: > Dave Walton's "Every Window In The City" is a fine record > with a big production sound. The sound quality is excellent. > Martin Robert's Irving Martin page is well up to his usual standard. Could you give more info on this Dave Walton record? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 04:24:03 -0000 From: Michel Gignac Subject: Re: Oh Canada! B. Vlaovic wrote: > Once again the http://1050chum.com website provides a lot of > statistical info to help in identifying Canadian groups/hits etc. > The Sugar Shoppe managed a #20 placing with 'Canada' in the > summer of 1967. For any listeners who might not have been aware, > 1967 was the 100th anniversary of Canadian confederation, so the > country was awash in a deluge of patriotism....The song (I assume) > is the same one that 'The Young Canada Singers' took into the top > 10 earlier in the same year. Is it or is it not? Anyone know? Sugar Shoppe's "Canada" is the same song as The Young Canadian Singers's one, but the arrangement is very different. It is available on "Lost Jukebox Volume 1" compilation. Michel Gignac -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 16:01:34 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Ginny Tiu Hi Patrick, I agree the Amaret 100 Ginny Tiu 45 is good! Funny that it was likely Amaret's first 45 release!! Crow's great "Time To Make A Turn" did well in Kansas, reaching #6 in Wickita in '69. Anyway, I also have Amaret 100, but not 104. Wonder why that other 45 is harder to find? I do have a color picture of Ginny Tiu and the Few that I believe was maybe a picture sleeve for a foreign 45, if I remember correctly. Seems to me that the "Few" were 4 or 5 kids - not exactly a "few" to me. Since it was their first release for the label, I would guess that Bill Traut would know a lot about them. I talked to Bill in California in '93 or so, but lost track of him later. If you can find him, he'd likely have some good info. Take care, Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 10:49:34 -0600 From: Sean Anglum Subject: Get well, Mike! Word from the Bits & Pieces website is that Mike Smith of the DC5 was seriously injured in a fall at his home in Spain. It's reported that he is in hospital in critical condition. Please take a moment and say a little prayer in your chosen form of worship or contemplation for Mike. -Sean Anglum -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 17:59:58 -0000 From: Martin Jensen Subject: Re: Phil Spector on TV Mark Wirtz wrote: > I missed it too, but would love to see it if there could be a > second chance to. Can anyone who saw it briefly tell us what it was like? Was Phil actually guesting on the show, or was he merely the subject of the program? With regards Martin :-) Denmark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 18:04:52 -0000 From: B. Vlaovic Subject: Spector on A&E Damn! I missed it. Meant to tape it, but I'm sure as with all other biographies, it'll be available for purchase. I do have a 1-hour documentary on Mr. Spector that I recorded off of PBS around 1983/84....I think it's a British Channel 4 thing. Dreadful! All the vintage performance clips were filtered to look absolutely scuzzy and sleazy...interviews are ok (especially when Ronnie Spector sings the first line of 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love'). One real exception though is in the interview with muckraker supreme Albert Goldman, who comes off so condescending and mewling....and so predictable in his opinion of the music. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 12:32:10 -0700 From: Kurt Subject: The T.A.M.I. show While looking through some old VHS tapes of mine, I came across "That Was Rock - The T.A.M.I. Show" It's easily one of the most exciting pop films ever (despite Chuck Berry's intrusions/introductions) It really documents a kind of organised pop chaos. All the performances seem on or beyond the edge. Even Jan and Dean seem extra giddy and ready to explode. I apologise if the T.A.M.I. show has already been a topic here, but I'd love to get a little in-depth background on the show. There was also a follow-up show, called "The Big T.N.T. Show" Was Spector involved in that? And is it on DVD yet? If so, does it have any extras? Is "T.N.T." on video or DVD? Any T.A.M.I. facts, gossip or odd rumours would be appreciated. cheers, Kurt ----------------------------------- Houseplant Picture Studio http://www.houseplantstudios.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 17:12:42 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Gale Garnett Jimmy Botticelli wrote: > Wait, are you saying that Gale Garnett, of "We'll Sing In > The Sunshine" fame (right?),'s band became the great Music > Machine??? Really??? My high school band used to cover > "Some Other Drum" by them! At least half of the M.M. had been recruited from G.G.'s band (Gentle Reign? That I don't know). One of them was organist Keith Olsen, who went on to produce Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album. I'd look all this up in Bonniwell's autobio to verify details, except my copy is presently on loan. Some other time, perhaps. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 00:16:25 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re:Adrienne - Poster vs Posta Wasn't she at one time Adrienne Posta? Mick, did you recommend taking a listen to Lulu's version of "Here Comes The Night" & did you say Bert Berns was at the controls?, Well I've had a listen & it's tremendous. Did it come up against Them's version at the time? One more question - who did Jill Jackson's effort, similar to Lulu's? Ken On The West Coast. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 20:34:03 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Keith Olsen Previously: > At least half of the M.M. had been recruited from Gale Garnet's > band (Gentle Reign? That I don't know). One of them was organist > Keith Olsen, who went on to produce Fleetwood Mac's Rumours > album. I knew that Olsen was a producer as I've seen his name on a few credits these past couple of years as I became more aware of the playas in this realm. Although I can't remember which songs I saw him credited on. Anyone who has knowledge of this, I'd appreciate a posting to this list of a few of Olsen's better productions. "Rumors" was never anything to me personally--I was more a fan of The Rotters' reaction to Stevie Nicks ;-), although I imagine it put braces on little Olsen's teeth. I always wondered if it was the same Keith Olsen that played in Music Machine. Funny world, eh? JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 20:05:08 -0600 From: Gary Spector Subject: Re: Phil Spector on A & E Hello, Phil Spector was just the focus of the Biography and was not a speaker. For the most part it was like any other biography on him. The only thing new were the comments from family members. I thought it was alright. Gary Spector Not just another PS Fan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 22:41:21 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) From: Paul Balser Subject: When school is out this year Is the song "When school is out this year" on any of the Four Freshman's CDs? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 03:56:53 -0000 From: Jules Normington Subject: Girl group conundrums Hi there..I'm new to this list but have been a fan of the sound for some30+ years...used to travel all over the US in the late 70s/early 80s picking up singles to send back to my shop here in Sydney. Boy, that was fun. Spotted Mick Patrick's name here...his PHILATELY mags were a highlight of the month/quarter/year back when. (Hi there Mick.) Anyway, I've decided to sell a stack of girl group/solo 45s and have run aground when researching a few of them...coming up with no info anywhere on: the Wood Sisters on Philips... the Tulips on MGM... Tammy and the Carolinas on Larson... Jill Harris on Capitol... Angela Drake on Pica... Suzanne (Mullins) with the Band-Aides on Liberty... ...There's quite a few more too...all ones I've had stashed away since about 1979/80. Is there any book/website that has any info on any of these artists? Vern Joynson's books on 60's garage and psych artists are champ tomes with a heap of ardent research within...would love to know if there was ever a similar style book on girl groups (or indeed if there's anything similar in the pipeline). Any snippets of info on any of the above would be much appreciated. Regards, Jules Normington -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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