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Spectropop - Digest Number 1047

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 2 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Martin Scorcese's "Blues"
           From: Bill Reed 
      2. Kenny Young, The Seagulls
           From: Art Longmire 

Message: 1 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 20:49:21 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Re: Martin Scorcese's "Blues" Mike Rashkow: > --and where oh where and when oh > when do we get to Ray Charles. Brother Ray was on the Clint Eastwood installment dealing with piano blues that was shown Saturday night in the U.S. Charles, in new footage, was shown playing simply great piano. Also featured were Fats Domino, Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Dr. John and others. BTW I have not watched much of the series. Was there any coverage of L.A.'s great blues guitarist Pee Wee Crayton? Bill Reed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 05 Oct 2003 22:17:25 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Kenny Young, The Seagulls Thanks to "Johnny Cymbal" for the comments on the Seagulls... I hadn't heard of any of the acts mentioned in your post and I welcome the information! So Kenny Young was a member of the Seagulls? I know him only as a writer credited on a number of 45s that I have. I was going to say I didn't know he'd done any solo work, but I just realized I have a 45 by him somewhere - I think it's on United Artists records-I can't for the life of me think of the title. All I know about him is that he seemed to share a lot of co-writing credits with Bruce Yardley. I have two 45's by the Seagulls, both on Date, and both are great favorites. "Anabel" is a beautiful, dreamy and melancholy pop number and is the b-side of the Seagulls' great version of Dave Davies' "Death of a Clown". The other 45 is a song called "Shooting At the Moon With a Slingshot", another excellent and more upbeat song. No question, I'd love to see any of these on a compilation someday. Best, Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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