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Spectropop - Digest Number 1046



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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Fading Yellow CDs
           From: Mark 
      2. Re: Collector's Choice, Beau Brummels' "Triangle"
           From: Art Longmire 
      3. Martin Scorcese's "Blues"
           From: Art Longmire 
      4. Re: Playboy Records
           From: Mark Wirtz 
      5. Re: Kenny Young's Seagulls
           From: johnnycymbal 
      6. "The (?) I'm Gonna Marry"
           From: Andrew Jones 
      7. Re: Joey Levine/Joey Edwards
           From: johnnycymbal 
      8. See For Miles / Reissue Labels
           From: Mark Frumento 
      9. Re: Richard Perry
           From: Shawn Baldwin 
     10. Re: Playboy Records
           From: James Botticelli 
     11. Free 27 track Da Doo Ron Ron CD
           From: Chris King 
     12. Re: Goffin / King's "Wasn't It You"
           From: Don 
     13. Re: Freakbeat and Other Categories
           From: Ken Bell 
     14. Re: Lillian Roxon
           From: Frank 
     15. Re: Collectors Choice Music / Playboy
           From: Frank 
     16. Bernadette Carroll
           From: Tom 
     17. Re: Collector's Choice
           From: Andrew Hickey 
     18. Re: Martin Scorcese's "Blues"
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     19. Re: See For Miles / Reissue Labels
           From: John Berg 
     20. Re: Bernadette Carroll
           From: Tony Leong 
     21. Re: Martin Scorcese's "Blues"
           From: Richard Havers 
     22. Sherman Edwards
           From: Andrew Jones 
     23. The intriguing Suzi Jane Hokum
           From: Kurt Benbenek 
     24. Re: Oh . . . Kaye!
           From: Michael Coxe 
     25. Playboy Records, Rainy Daze, Beaus
           From: Bob Rashkow 


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Message: 1 Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 20:41:59 -0000 From: Mark Subject: Re: Fading Yellow CDs I just picked up Volume 1 and I have to say I'm not impressed. My usual way of judging something is if I keep grabbing for the CD case and looking to see who did a song that sounds really good. CD 1 - No grabs. I was hoping for something as good as the Melody Goes On CDs or the Ripples series. Do they get better with subsequent volumes or am I looking for a sound (sunshine/harmony pop) that is not there? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 22:52:42 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: Collector's Choice, Beau Brummels' "Triangle" Previously: > 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. I must have missed the discussion on the Rose Garden...I have just the "Next Plane to London" 45 and would like to hear more! > 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. Regarding "Bradley's Barn", I keep getting mixed reviews. I've never heard a single track from this, but I'm almost certain I would like it once I hear it. I also have heard "Candlestick Maker" praised. The one review I saw called it brilliant, but sometimes I'm a little skeptical until I get more than one opinion! Art -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 23:03:31 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Martin Scorcese's "Blues" I've been checking out the PBS series hosted by Martin Scorcese on the Blues-I never miss a chance to see the priceless old footage of great musicians. Last night's installment was interesting in that it covered the British 60's blues scene with many of the original participants. I was interested to see, among others, Van Morrison, whose record "Domino" was the very first record I ever bought. Strangely enough, I realized I had never seen Van interviewed before- his speaking voice was quite different than I expected it to be! Also was surprised to see an old favorite of mine, Peter Green, talking about buying his first guitar. Great stuff! Art -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 23:30:12 -0000 From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Playboy Records Arguably, Playboy's most notable (pop/rock) release was an album by the Hudson Brothers, signed to Playboy during the short A&R "reign" of Bob Cullen. mw -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 00:51:24 -0000 From: johnnycymbal Subject: Re: Kenny Young's Seagulls Art Longmire wrote: > Thanks to Terry Rutledge for posting the Fading Yellow sites > with track listings - I see that Volume 3 has one of my all- > time favorite tunes, "The Times To Come" by the London Phogg. > I've had the 45 for many years but I need it on CD! > > Now if I could only get "27 Hours in the Day" by the Royal > Groove and "Anabel" by the Seagulls...then I'd really be happy! That's Kenny Young's Seagulls, right? I love all those Seagulls 45s, and by extension, all the Kenny Young stuff actually. San Francisco Earthquake(s), Rasberry(sic) Pirates, his solo 45s like "Shine On Ruby Mtn." and "Tangerines Tangerines"... His solo LPs were a bit less poppy, and for me, less fun. I sure liked what he did for Noosha Fox in her day though. I know there are a few Seagulls cuts on the Bubblegum M**********r and BubblePOP M**********r CD comps, but I'm unsure about Anabel. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 21:07:12 -0400 (EDT) From: Andrew Jones Subject: "The (?) I'm Gonna Marry" Y'know, I could've sworn I'd asked this before, but a search of the S'pop message archives showed me that I didn't. So... Does anyone know of any male singers or male groups remaking Darlene Love's "(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry"? (Changing "Boy" to "Girl," obviously.) Thanks! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 01:13:50 -0000 From: johnnycymbal Subject: Re: Joey Levine/Joey Edwards Guy: > Thanks to Jeffrey Glenn both sides are now posted at Tweedlee Dum's > Drive-In at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TweedleeDumsDrive-In > for all to hear - very nice they are too. I'm confused. Went to Tweedlee Dum and joined, and still no Joey Edwards. Where are those tracks? Thanks, JC -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 02:03:43 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: See For Miles / Reissue Labels All this talk of Collectors Choice has me thinking of See For Miles. I heard earlier this year that they are no longer in business. Is this true? I assume it is true because many of their releases are getting hard to find. What label(s) deserves the biggest credit for quality reissues as we know them today? I'm thinking Ace? I also thought Rhino was great in the early days but tended toward the esoteric (I still credit then with the funniest reissue ever: the Jim Hendrix LP where the hole for the spindle was in Jimmy's middle region). -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 20:59:41 -0500 From: Shawn Baldwin Subject: Re: Richard Perry He Produced Martha Reeves first solo albums for MCA! Shawn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 22:11:06 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Playboy Records Bryan wrote: > 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. so did soul singer Al Wilson, "I've Got A Feeling" in '76 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 03:43:45 +0100 From: Chris King Subject: Free 27 track Da Doo Ron Ron CD Dear fellow UK-based Spectropoppers - To celebrate Da Doo Ron Ron's fifth Birthday on Saturday 18th October, we are giving away a specially compiled 27 track CD compilation - featuring many Da Doo fave raves - to the first 20 (twenty) paying customers to arrive on the night. Doors open at 9pm. As our extra special guests - glittery all girl dancers The Actionettes - are also performing an early set (10pm approx), it's definitely worth arriving early. To reserve entry & thereby save money (it's just 4), please mail me your names here dadooronron.club@ntlworld.com For more info check the DDRR web-site:- http://homepage.ntlworld.com/dadooronron/ Oodles & many thanks for your indulgence, Regards, Chris Da Doo Da Doo Ron Ron - Saturday 18th October 5th Birthday shindig @ the Sussex Arts Club, 07 , Ship Street, Brighton, BN1. Tel:-01273-727371 FREE 27 track Da Doo CD compilation to the first 20 paying customers! Special guests:- glittery all-girl dance troupe The Actionettes 9pm - 2am 4 if names are reserved in advance dadooronron.club@ntlworld.com or phone 012373-778020 / 727371 5 on the door on the night DJ's - Chris 'Da Doo' King & Si Bridger spin 60s girly sounds a-go-go. >From The Ronettes, Dusty, Supremes, Marvelettes, Lesley Gore, Barbara Lewis, Chris Clark, Petula, Shangri-Las, Lulu, Helen Shapiro, Vandellas, Brenda Holloway, Shirley Bassey & so on. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 03:21:41 -0000 From: Don Subject: Re: Goffin / King's "Wasn't It You" JJ: > ....I have an "obsession" with another Action related track, > "Wasn't it you", i.e. orig rel as a German only b-s.(a-s. == > "Harlem Shuffle"). This AMAZING Goffin-King tr was orig recorded > by Petula Clark, 1966, and is a much more Produced version, > opposed to the more "demo-like" Action recording......so far > I've found cover versions of this song, by the following acts; > (if anyone can add more versions, PLEEZ lemme know!) 3's a Crowd > - Dunhill '68 LP track Peggy Lipton - Ode 68 LP track Billie > Davies - UK Decca '67 45 Gloria Lynne ??(here I'm not so sure, > if it's the same song; any info, much appreciated) I have this song by Hamilton Streetcar and Spanky & Our Gang. I'm not sure about Gloria Lynne. I want to say it's not the same. I don't have it by Billie Davis, if you could post that one, it would be great. It was also reported here some time back that the song was done by Lynne Randell. I see a song with that title by 2 other artists, Lee Tippa and Catbird Seat. I have no idea whether or not those are the same song. DonNJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 23:17:06 -0500 From: Ken Bell Subject: Re: Freakbeat and Other Categories I have always thought of Freakbeat as "British garage bands" as was stated by someone earlier. However, I also am the one that though "sunshine pop" "psyche pop" was all about the same :) Peace Orion -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 08:43:16 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Lillian Roxon Great story, Bill. I didn't realize we might just well be the only two people to be both on Spectropop and Songbirds. I think this should remain a well concealed secret.... Lillian Roxon was a major figure for all rock lovers of our generation. In any case she was for me and she prompted me to write a sort of French version of "Rock On" called "Pop Music" which came out in 66/67. I remember that the first Vanilla Fudge LP was released in France with a cover that was designed from the cover of my book. Think it was the only place in the world where they did not keep their original cover. Now I see that Lillian Roxon's book was published in 69. I have to check when mine was published. I kind of remembered 67 .I could have sworn she was first. Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 08:51:29 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Collectors Choice Music / Playboy John Briggs: > Although much of the CC Music reissue catalog is mundane MOR schlock > of no interest to most of us, listening to Dean Martin has always > been a guilty pleasure of mine. I have not yet been able to obtain > the German Dean Martin Bear Family boxes. But, I have managed to > acquire several of the CC reissues. Recorded with our friend Carol > Kaye, Hal Blaine and most of the LA session regulars, these > recordings still hold up well over a quarter of a century after > their initial releases. Never heard that mama's boy Frank do any > Merle Haggard!! We share the same guilty pleasure about dean Martin. And you should definitely get the Bear family boxes. Absolutely first class. As for Playboy records they did have a label back then with a few releases including the then Mrs Hefner : Barbi Benton. This label has been revived lately with among a couple of other releases a Mel Torme jazzy live concert and the all star cast instrumental soundtrack of the TV film : Blonde. Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 08:49:39 -0000 From: Tom Subject: Bernadette Carroll Hi everyone, I'm one of those guys that can't resist the cutesy voiced girl singers of the '60's. I think that my favourite of these singers is Bernadette Carroll. Her voice to me is like heaven. I saw a picture of her on the Ace Records CD Kiss and Tell and I can see that her looks matched her voice, she was extremely beautiful! Anyway, does anyone know where in the world you can get all of her recordings? I have tried so hard to find them all but all I have are Party Girl, Happy Birthday, Don't Hurt Me, Nicky, I Don't Want To Know, and My Heart Stood Still. I would be oh so grateful to anyone who could tell me where you can attain or hear her other recordings. I did a Yahoo search but didn't find too much, mostly just links to CDs that have the songs I already possess. As a side note, does anyone know of any more pictures of her or have any idea what happened to her or have any biographical details at all? I know hardly anything about her. Tom (who obviously has a crush on Bernadette Carroll) P.S. I would have asked about video footage but I realize that would be darn near impossible to find if there even was any. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 13:30:38 +0100 From: Andrew Hickey Subject: Re: Collector's Choice Guy Lawrence wrote: > 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. I wouldn't say the Honeys CD was essential - it was for about a year before the Pet projects CD came out, but almost every worthwhile track on the Honeys CD is on Pet Projects (all the songs Brian Wilson produced for them, and the Gary Usher and Glen Campbell tracks they did backing vocals on), which also has a couple of the Spring tracks, the Sharon Marie tracks and so on. I bought the Honeys CD when it came out, but would never have bought it if there'd been a legit BW Productions CD available at the time... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 08:19:36 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Martin Scorcese's "Blues" Previously on Spectropop: > I've been checking out the PBS series hosted by Martin Scorcese on > the Blues-I never miss a chance to see the priceless old footage of > great musicians. Last night's installment was interesting in that it > covered the British 60's blues scene with many of the original > participants. I was interested to see, among others, Van Morrison, > whose record "Domino" was the very first record I ever bought. > Strangely enough, I realized I had never seen Van interviewed before- > his speaking voice was quite different than I expected it to be! > > Also was surprised to see an old favorite of mine, Peter Green, > talking about buying his first guitar. Great stuff! Totally agree about the series in general --- but, BUT, the second film was chaoctic and the fourth segment about the kid traveling south to live with his uncle was a travesty. While the idea of using seven different directors has merit and provides a larger canvas, it also seems to cause a lack of continuity and consistency. At worst it's still very good and at its best it is miraculous. Some of the footage is so great--some of the personalities so intersting. I found the sub-plot story line following Bobby Rush very compelling. Altha Turner and the reed playing revelatory. Now Jimmy Shine seems to beg some questions. He seems far too young and way too far urbane to have been a contemporary and traveled around with Robert Johnson. Also how could they mention Guitar Slim without mentioning that Ray Charles did some of his arrangements---and where oh where and when oh when do we get to Ray Charles. What happened to dudes like Amos Milburn, Lowell Fulsom., etc--and did just playing a piece of Bright Lights without mentioning the name Jimmy Reed suffice? These complaints are minor. What is important is that the thing was done and that it exists. Rashkvosky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 11:00:31 EDT From: John Berg Subject: Re: See For Miles / Reissue Labels The See For Miles did indeed bite the dust, and other labels are on the edge. I was in London for the summer and spent a couple days visiting Bill Allerton at his shop (geared to '60s psych heads) just off Portobello Road. He told me that he has stopped carrying "beat" music CDs as those who were buying that have dropped off the map, and he is contemplating closing his shop as he is not doing much more than breaking even -- and that by being open just 2 days a week (Friday/Sat). Ace and its family of labels makes it in part due to the fact that the label is run by fans who also understand how to run a business. They are fanatic for excellent mastering, are committed to value-per- pound (dollar) in the form of great liner notes and "bonus" tracks, and cover several genres of music, ensuring a broad customer base. Yet rampant illicit copying of CDs could kill Ace too. Other excellent labels include the Cherry Red family of labels (including RPM and Rev-Ola), the Castle Music family of labels, and the Proper Music family of labels. Oh, but did you notice that in most cases these "families" consist of a bunch of once-independant labels that were forced to merge under a few umbrellas or go broke? Again, the fact that CD copying is hurting all labels is irrefutable. I'm not too concerned about "the major labels" but when I see how copying is hitting even the collector labels run by true enthusiasts, I have to ponder.... John Berg -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 16:34:06 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Re: Bernadette Carroll Tom wrote: > I'm one of those guys that can't resist the cutesy voiced girl > singers of the '60's. I think that my favourite of these singers > is Bernadette Carroll. Her voice to me is like heaven. I saw a > picture of her on the Ace Records CD Kiss and Tell and I can see > that her looks matched her voice, she was extremely beautiful! > Anyway, does anyone know where in the world you can get all of her > recordings? I have tried so hard to find them all but all I have > are Party Girl, Happy Birthday, Don't Hurt Me, Nicky, I Don't Want > To Know, and My Heart Stood Still. I would be oh so grateful to > anyone who could tell me where you can attain or hear her other > recordings. I did a Yahoo search but didn't find too much, mostly > just links to CDs that have the songs I already possess. As a side > note, does anyone know of any more pictures of her or have any > idea what happened to her or have any biographical details at all? > I know hardly anything about her. Tom: Hi, if you look on various girl group or girl singer rarities Cd's, you'll find a Bernadette Caroll cut or 2. The one I remember best is "Please Don't Hurt me". There is a photo of her in the booklet--she was an attactive blonde. There is also a photo of her in John Clemente's book along with her first group the Starlets (including the Allbut sisters from the Angels). According to Denise Ferri (an old friend of Bernadette's), Bernadette still lives in New Jersey. I don't know if she is still singing. Tony Leong -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 17:51:18 +0100 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Martin Scorcese's "Blues" Mike Rashkow wrote: > At worst it's still very good and at its best it is miraculous. Some > of the footage is so great--some of the personalities so interesting. > I found the sub-plot story line following Bobby Rush very compelling. > Altha Turner and the reed playing revelatory Forgive me Mike but I have not as yet had the benefit of seeing the Scorcese series, reception here in the UK is a little fuzzy! But a few comments. I think Altha is probably Otha Turner who died earlier this year. His fife and drum band was a sight to behold, live they recreated what it must have been like on a saturday night fish fry. > Now Jimmy Shine seems to beg some questions. He seems far too young > and way too far urbane to have been a contemporary and traveled around > with Robert Johnson Jimmy Shine is probably Johnny Shines who travelled with Johnson and appeared on a Detroit radio show with RJ in 1937. Shines died in 1992, so I assume the footage is old stuff. > Also how could they mention Guitar Slim without mentioning that Ray > Charles did some of his arrangements---and where oh where and when oh > when do we get to Ray Charles. Again, forgive me for not seeing the show but it seems a strange choice of artist to feature. Guitar Slim had only the one record of note ('The Things I Used To Do' with Ray Charles on piano). > What happened to dudes like Amos Milburn, Lowell Fulsom., etc--and did > just playing a piece of Bright Lights without mentioning the name Jimmy > Reed suffice? The problem with any such series is the things that are left out. However I agree that leaving out Fulsom is strange. None too surprising though as so often in things about the Blues the west coast scene gets shorts shrift. It's as though if it didn't come from the Delta or Chicago it's somehow less significant. There is a good case to be made for the huge influence that many of those who lived and worked predominantly on the west coast. Jimmy Reed is another whose collateral these days has taken a hammering. His influence on the Stones and others was very significant. It maybe is the case that his deceptively simple songs and style are just out of fashion at the moment. Couldn't agree more about Amos Milburn, if anyone wants three minutes of piano magic look no further than 'Down The Road Apiece'. Milburn makes Chuck Berry sound pedestrian, and that takes some doing! Having said all that I can't wait to see the series. Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 13:57:52 -0400 (EDT) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Sherman Edwards There have been passing mentions in this forum, and on the Bacharach-David page, of songwriter Sherman Edwards. Although he helped pen such hits as "Wonderful! Wonderful!", "See You In September", "Johnny Get Angry" and "Broken-Hearted Melody", he's probably best-known for writing the Broadway musical "1776". Did anyone here know Edwards, or work with him? I know he and Artie Wayne shared at least one songwriting partner. Thanks. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 12:32:43 -0700 From: Kurt Benbenek Subject: The intriguing Suzi Jane Hokum Phil M: > Suzi Jane Hokum is Suzi Jane Hokum............ > Nancy Sinatra is Nancy Sinatra -- a whole other story entirely. Thanks Phil...and Rat Pfink, I knew the SJH info I had was somehow screwy. I had read an article a while ago (on the web) about Mort Garson's "Wizard of Iz". The article mentioned that "Nancy Sinatra AKA Suzi Jane Hokum" had played the role of Dorothy on the record. I think I even read that info on the official Mort Garson site(?) So, for a couple of years now I've been under the impression that NS was SJH. I will never, ever believe anything I read on the internet again (except postings here and articles on the Spectropop site) Kurt B. PS - By the way, "The Wizard of Iz" IS a real good, funny album. Kind of like L. Frank Baum meets Stan Freberg meets Joe Meek -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 13:14:17 -0700 From: Michael Coxe Subject: Re: Oh . . . Kaye! James Botticelli scribed: > Carol was on this list for a long time in the late 9T's and > early 00's. > Ed. - Carol Kaye now has her own comprehensive website: > http://www.carolkaye.com Norman, I suggest you mine the Spectropop archives for Carol's posts. She was a prolific (epic? :>) contributor from late 1998 until late 2001, when I think she'd covered most issues Spectropopish and settled into her own space. SP searchable archives: http://www.spectropop.com/archive/index.html What I miss are her comments that cut through much of the emotional ties to music, hearsay and legend to deliver the facts, like this one from what might be her first Spectropop post: from http://www.spectropop.com/archive/digest/m228.html > Phil was responsible for a lot of innovations in recording -- > the use of earphones, the barriers to cut down on mike leakage, > the placement of mikes, uses of the echo systems, and the muting > of drums, etc. That kind of info is golden, and gets to the heart of *why* Spector was so far advanced. I'd love to see more of that kind of historical coverage here. I mean, the Spectropop world is the studio world, is it not? - michael -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 16:34:30 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Playboy Records, Rainy Daze, Beaus TRIANGLE is a pretty cool album. It contains at least one Randy Newman song, Lenny Waronker being the possible connection there. Valentino's voice used to most poetic, moving advantage on tracks like "Magic Hollow" (IMHO one of the BB's best ever) and "The Wolf of Velvet Fortune." Am also curious about BRADLEY'S BARN but have heard before that it's pretty nice EARLY country-rock. Always suspected the BBs had more unreleased tracks. Still trying to locate their '67-'68 WB singles, all of which I understand are great. The Rainy Daze of the delightful "That Acapulco Gold", "Blood of Oblivion", "Make Me Laugh" etc. are not to be confused with at least 1, maybe 2 or 3 6Ts bands known as "The Rainy Days". However, I'm quoting Osborne and Neal Umphred here and know nothing about the latter group(s) so perhaps another of us could offer some info...... Joey Stec was on the Playboy label! ! ! Gosh, guys and dames, what fascinating people we have on this group indeed. Two 45s I used to have on that short-lived label (recognizing that this is just this side of S'Pop territory!) were an intriguing (but nowhere near as exciting!) remake of "Runaway" by one Charlie Kulis, whoever he was, and a minor hit by one Lois Fletcher (whoever she was!) from 1974 entitled "I Am What I Am". The B-side was even better, though Lois sounded like she should have been in a 6Ts girl group....or was she!!! That record falls somewhere between Max Fleischer's "Popeye" and the Broadway musical of "La Cage aux Folles", I suppose! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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