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Spectropop - Digest Number 1045

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There are 5 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The intriguing Suzi Jane Hokum
           From: Rat Pfink 
      2. Re: The Rainy Days;  Blood Of Oblivion
           From: Ken Bell 
      3. More Bassett Hand
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      4. Re: Collector's Choice, Beau Brummels' "Triangle"
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      5. Re: Collectors Choice Music/Playboy
           From: Bryan 

Message: 1 Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 16:41:47 -0400 From: Rat Pfink Subject: Re: The intriguing Suzi Jane Hokum Kurt wrote: > Does anybody know where Nancy Sinatra's pseudonym 'Suzi Jane > Hokum' came from?........Suzi Jane Hokum IS Nancy Sinatra isn't > she?..or am I somehow confused...? You're confused. Suzi Jane Hokum was another one of Lee Hazlewood's duet partners/protegees. She sang on Lee's MGM versions of "Summer Wine" and "Sand", among others. I think she co-produced the International Submarine Band album. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 15:57:25 -0500 From: Ken Bell Subject: Re: The Rainy Days; Blood Of Oblivion Justin: > ....."Blood Of Oblivion" by The Rainy Days, who I assume were > a southern California garage band. JJ quoted the Fading Yellow liner notes: > ...they continued to make some excellent 45s. One of the best, > a beautifully crafted piece of pop-psych was originally released > as "Fe Fi Fo Fum", but was almost immediately withdrawn and > reissued with a different title, "Blood Of Oblivion", and non-LP. > 1967 saw the release of their sole LP, "That Acapulco Gold" (UNI), > highlighted by the fab(Dylanesque) folk-rock track, "Absurd Bird", > and the psychy "In My Mind Lives A Forest". Are the Rainy Days and Rainy Daze the same group? Rainy Daze had the LP with Acapulco Gold which would have been a much bigger hit, had it not been for the Radio Stations pulling once it was realized that Acapulco Gold was Mary Jane in disguise. Orion -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 22:35:29 +0100 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: More Bassett Hand Country Paul wrote: > Bassett Hand again - I found two 45s in my collection on Josie: > Josie 45-927 (1965) "An F.G.G. Production," both wr. Feldman- > Goldstein-Gottehrer, "In Detroit"/"Youm". Oddly, "In Detroit" also turned up on Bent Fabric's 1966 album "Never Tease Tigers" (Atco SD33-185) - one of several Fabric albums (with wonderful artwork) that rubbed shoulders with Iron Butterfly, Sonny Bono and the Rose Garden on those great late sixties Atlantic inner sleeves. So, have we established that Bassett Hand was another FGG nom de plume? There's a wealth of undiscovered FGG stuff out there - an online guide to their work would be a wonderful thing. Is anybody up to the job? I'd be happy to help. Guy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 22:58:50 +0100 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Re: Collector's Choice, Beau Brummels' "Triangle" Bryan wrote: > The CC releases, by the way, seem to be getting better all the > time. Richie Unterberger is writing a lot of the liner notes, for > instance, and he generally knows what he's talking about, and > the digital re-mastering is getting better all the time too. And don't forget they've reissued Jack Nitzsche's "Lonely Surfer" album, a pretty essential Honeys collection and the Rose Garden CD discussed here recently. > This ("Bradley's Barn") is a horse of a different color...It's > more country sounding (recorded, in Nashville, with producer > Lenny Waronker and a handful of top session players)... For my money this is a stronger album than "Triangle" and I'd strongly recommend it. It's a shame that it usually gets overlooked when the story of country rock is told. For those wanting more Beau Brummels, CC have also released Ron Elliott's solo album, "Candlestick Maker" and the first Stoneground album featuring Sal Valentino. Guy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 15:33:21 -0700 From: Bryan Subject: Re: Collectors Choice Music/Playboy Mark: > I don't think it's fair to just put the blame on Warners. CCM > always puts things out with the least effort possible. Well, I do know there are costs incurred in putting out previously unreleased masters, including studio costs, mastering for digital, etc., and often it's too prohibitively expensive for the third-party to cover these costs. I also happen to know -- as a policy -- that most unreleased Warners masters are not made available to license to third-parties, whether that means they're to blame or not. > I believe CC Music's corporate offices are located on Wilshire > Boulevard in LA. Yes, that's true, close to Billboard's west coast offices too, on Wilshire, near La Brea. > Wasn't there a Playboy record label back in the '70s? Not sure about Collector's Choice's connection to Playboy Enterprises. Perhaps someone else can respond to that, but yes, Playboy did have a label in the 70s -- our very own Joey Stec (hi Joey!) recorded for the label, in 1975, releasing his self-titled debut (Playboy 412) in '76... Mickey Gilley, Jimmy Webb and others also recorded for Playboy. Bryan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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