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Spectropop - Digest Number 1030



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There are 14 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The T.A.M.I. show
           From: Steve Harvey 
      2. Paul Harris
           From: Alan Gordon 
      3. Sax  for Dusty
           From: Dave Heasman 
      4. Tony Hatch on the Breakaways
           From: Mick Patrick 
      5. Crispian St Peters
           From: Michael Kemp 
      6. Re: James Ray
           From: Fred Poet 
      7. Re: Sean Boniwell
           From: Bob Hanes 
      8. Re: The T.A.M.I. show
           From: Tony Leong 
      9. Help Needed
           From: Mike Dugo 
     10. Joanie Somers "Before and After"
           From: astro4004 
     11. Dynovoice Records CD
           From: Mark T 
     12. Re: Help Needed
           From: Sebastian Fonzeus 
     13. Re: Crispian St Peters
           From: Rat Pfink 
     14. Teresa James
           From: Mike Rashkow 


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Message: 1 Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 16:01:01 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: The T.A.M.I. show The version of "The TAMI Show" with the Chuck Berry intros is a truncated version of that classic rock concert film. That version also included clips from the T.N.T. film too. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 16:12:18 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Paul Harris Country Paul: > Paul Harris was, I believe, an Elektra producer who, > if memory serves, produced the early Elektra rock sampler > with four groups including The Doors and The Lovin' Spoonful. What sampler is that, Paul? I've never heard of it. The only sampler that I know of with Spoonful cuts on it, is "What's Shakin'..." and there's no production credit on my CD version of it... and no Doors. As far as I know, Erik Jacobsen produced most of the Spoonfuls albums. The Spoonful and Joe Wissert did "Everything Playing". I don't know who did their last one without Sebastian. Paul did a lot of session work as a keyboard player. I also understand Paul was a good friend of Sebastian's and he played with John during his post Woodstock solo years, and is on a lot of John's solo albums including both his '70's live albums. He's also credited as a member of Souther, Hilman and Furry, playing keyboards and flute... and he's on the back cover of their first album.... I think. born in the fifties, albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 00:03:56 +0100 From: Dave Heasman Subject: Sax for Dusty Greetings all. Someone on the jazz list has asked who played the sax solo on Dusty Springfield's version of "The Look Of Love" that I think was featured in the "Casino Royale" fillum. "This is a job for Spectropop" I thought. Can anyone help? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 06:47:42 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Tony Hatch on the Breakaways Supreme Dream wrote: > (The Breakaways) had a great sound. "That How It Goes" is a > true girl group sound that blows the roof off! Produced by Tony Hatch (natch!). I asked the great man to write a few words for the Breakaways' CD booklet. Of course, he delivered within days. See below and enjoy. Hey la, Mick Patrick --------------------------------------- Tony Hatch on the Breakaways In the early 1960s, most vocal backing for records was undertaken by regular session teams, like the Mike Sammes Singers, the Babs Knight Singers, the Bill Shepherd Singers etc. These were large vocal groups who could all read music well. No matter what style of music you were recording, you just gave them the vocal parts and they did a thoroughly professional and competent job. However, the music scene was changing and it was clear there was a need for a harder 'girlie' pop sound. THE BREAKAWAYS were introduced to me by their manager Peter Walsh. They had 'broken away' from the Vernons Girls and were looking for a record deal. The instant I heard them, I realised they had this unique USA girl group sound, a sound that would also be great behind solo singers, be they male or female. The girls agreed they would like to back other singers whilst waiting for their own records. They were very adaptable and had a natural instinct for finding the right notes and getting the sound a producer was looking for, always coming up with ideas of their own. They were great fun to work with, very attractive and would come to a recording session dressed to kill. They also had a wicked sense of humour. When I first asked them to back Petula Clark's French records I well remember them winding me up by insisting they could only sing in French with a broad Liverpudlian accent! (Can you imagine it?) They kept this up until the red light went on when, of course, they not only hit the right notes but were word perfect. Over a short period of time I developed a warm relationship with the girls, especially Margo. As the NEMS stable of artists began to emerge, it was she who encouraged me to visit Liverpool where she dragged me off to a club in Bootle. That's where I found and signed the Searchers and the Undertakers. The Breakaways not only backed most of my solo artists - including hits by Petula Clark, Jackie Trent, Julie Grant, Mark Wynter and Jimmy Justice - but also made some great records themselves. I'm sorry that their own records failed to make the charts. Perhaps, forty years on, a new generation will learn just how special they were. Tony Hatch -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 11:07:49 +0100 From: Michael Kemp Subject: Crispian St Peters A bit off topic methinks, but seeing that Spectropoppers are such a knowledgable bunch... I need a copy of Crispian St Peters' (1965?) hit "The Pied Piper" - but I don't really want to purchase an entire album of his output. Can anyone out there suggest a decent "various artists" album, that's still available in UK; that contains this particular track? thanks in advance Michael Kemp Brighton -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 16:32:53 -0000 From: Fred Poet Subject: Re: James Ray A while back (months ago), someone insisted to me that there was an earlier version of the supposed James Ray original. As it turned out, what this person heard was the album version of the Ray song. I've since located the original Caprice album (promo Mono issue), the Collectables CD (of that album), and the single version on Dynamic Sound (promo and stock issues, both of which are white labels). I was aware of Harrison puchasing the album during his 1963 visit. The Ray single version is a re-sung version, not edited from the LP release, and times out at just under two minutes. To this day, I'm not certain which came first, though I would guess the single. The single, BTW, was flipped with Ray's version of Irving Berlin's "Always", which is not available on the LP. The album, on the whole, was surprisingly well done. A particular favorite track, though, was his version of "Without A Song". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 10:32:10 -0700 (PDT) From: Bob Hanes Subject: Re: Sean Boniwell Sean had a folk group called The Wayfarers, so it makes sense that he would hook up with other folk based people. The Right Reverend Bob, dumb angel chapel, Church of the Harmonic Overdub -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 17:23:26 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Re: The T.A.M.I. show Kurt wrote: > While looking through some old VHS tapes of mine, I came > across "That Was Rock - The T.A.M.I. Show" Kurt; The "That Was Rock..." video was a combo of BOTH the TAMI and TNT Shows!!! However, not EVERY GROUP, nor EVERY SONG performed by the groups was featured in the edited edition. The TNT Show clips (Ronettes, Bo Diddley, etc. featured the go-go dancers in the long shirts and tights, and the TAMI clips had the male and female dancers in the background). Groups missing from TAMI were the Barbarians, Beach Boys, and Billy J Kramer. From the TNT show, Petula Clark, The Byrds, Roger Miller, Joan Baez, David Mc Callum, and Donaovan were missing. For the sake of time on the edited edition, many songs were also cut (ie. Lesley Gore actually sang 6 songs in the full TAMI (including "You Didnt Look Round" which was not even an LP cut yet!!!), and in TNT, Ray Charles sang "What I'd Say (I recognized Marilyn McCoo as a Raelette), and Ike and Tina Turner also sang 6 songs - they opened with "Shake" where the Ikettes were shaking maraccas). I think both shows were great!!! TAMI was taped in October 1964, and TNT in November 1965 in Los Angeles. Phil Spector conducted the band in the TNT show. My biggest mystery is WHAT OTHER song the Ronettes performed between "Be My Baby" and 'Shout". In every tape I have seen of the full TNT show, the film is crudely edited between the songs - I'm guessing they sang "You Baby"?? Tapes of the full shows do exist (although the Beach Boys segments mysteriously do not appear in some!!). Tony Leong -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 14:25:00 -0500 From: Mike Dugo Subject: Help Needed I'm doing some research and need help, please, identifying the authors of the following songs. Please respond to one or all. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I'm Alive by The Hollies It's Easy Child by The Moody Blues Hitchhike (often covered) Have Mercy (often covered) This is an incredibly knowledgeable group, so I hope to get my answers. Thanks! Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 20:52:04 -0000 From: astro4004 Subject: Joanie Somers "Before and After" I'm sure many of you have seen this wonderful clip [Joanie Somers "Before and After"] on the Hullaballoo video collection. I can't find writing, production, or release information anywhere. Has it ever been released on CD? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 21:24:40 -0000 From: Mark T Subject: Dynovoice Records CD I understand that this was pulled off of the market due to Bob Crewe making some astronomical request for a rights fee for using his picture on the cover. However if that was the only issue then why didn't Westside just reissue the CD with a different cover? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 23:51:48 +0200 From: Sebastian Fonzeus Subject: Re: Help Needed >I'm doing some research and need help, please, identifying >the authors of the following songs. Please respond to one >or all. Any help will be greatly appreciated. > >I'm Alive by The Hollies >It's Easy Child by The Moody Blues "I'm Alive" written by Clint Ballard Jr. "It's Easy Child" written by Sue Sandler, Gene Redd and Kay Bennett. Check out the Lula Reed & Freddy King version on Federal if you can. A nice one in my opinion. Hope this is of some help. Take care! Sebastian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 17:18:17 -0400 From: Rat Pfink Subject: Re: Crispian St Peters Michael Kemp wrote: > I need a copy of Crispian St Peters' (1965?) hit "The Pied > Piper" - but I don't really want to purchase an entire > album of his output. Can anyone out there suggest a decent > "various artists" album, that's still available in UK; that > contains this particular track? It's on one of the "Dick Bartley Present Collector's Essentials" CDs on Varese Sarabande but I think those are all out of print. Collectables has a Crispian St. Peters CD in their discount section, you may want to check that out: http://www.oldies.com/product/view.cfm/id/56152.html -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 18:11:50 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Teresa James Went to see Delbert McClinton last night. Opening act was Teresa James. I must have been living under a rock not to have heard of her. Talented Link to her website for your pleasure. http://www.teresajames.com Worth listening to if you get the opportunity. Di da, Rashkosvky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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