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Spectropop - Digest Number 1049

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Hudsons, Ringo et al
           From: Alan Gordon 
      2. Re: Martin Scorsese's Blues
           From: Richard Havers 
      3. Blues Labels, British Blues
           From: Art Longmire 
      4. Re: Baby Jane Holzer
           From: Simon White 

Message: 1 Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2003 13:59:21 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Hudsons, Ringo et al Mark Wirtz: > 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. I LOVE those guys. Their best-of album/CD that came out in '95 on Varese is one of my all-time fave raves. Great pop stuff. They sound like a slightly more bubbly Badfinger. I wish there was more of their stuff available. (and as an aside: I thought their hit "So You Are A Star" was Badfinger the first time I heard it.) Also for you Beatles fans. Mark Hudson has been doing a great job writing and producing for Ringo's last few albums. And on another related note: The Jellyfish Box set that came out last year has a few toons that were written by Jellyfish band members for Ringo's solo efforts. They amazingly sound just like the songs George Harrison and Ringo put together for Ringo early in "Ring's" solo career. peace, albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2003 22:12:23 +0100 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Martin Scorsese's Blues Good points Richard about it not being a comprehensive piece on the history of the Blues. I've been to that place and it's no fun! The British blues boom is one that is sadly underplayed and it's good that it's getting this exposure. Alexis, along with Cyril Davies, was the great catalyst without whom it probably would never have happened. So many bands got their start from playing the blues, bands like the Sheffields, Gerry Levene & The Avengers, The Soul Agents, The Primitives and The Blue Rondos are just musical footnotes. As Richard pointed out Rod the Mod was amazing back then. The Spencer Davis Group, the Animals, the Yardbirds, The Stones......the list of those that made it big goes on. Most everyone knows that Pink Floyd were named for two bluesmen, but they also cut ‘I’m A King Bee’ as an acetate in 1965. Even Prog rock had its roots firmly planted in the blues. In 1968 Jon Anderson, calling himself Hans Christian, as a struggling solo artist for Parlophone released a single entitled ‘The Autobiography of a Mississippi Hobo’. Yes’ drummer, Bill Bruford, played with the Savoy Brown Blues Band. Carl Palmer’s first band was The King Bees, from which he graduated to Chris Farlowe’s Thunderbirds. Richard do you know if the Sister Rosetta and the Muddy footage is from the 1964 TV special filmed on Alexandra Park railway station? Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2003 21:16:11 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Blues Labels, British Blues Rashkovsky mentioned that British blues didn't appeal at first-I always think of it as the American artists are the roots and the main body, the source, and the British blues and other music influenced by the great blues artists are the branches. Like you, Mike, I really love the great blues labels like Chess, Savoy, Vee Jay and Aladdin, and Sun in its early days. Speaking of Vee Jay, I think that was the label that Rosco Gordon recorded on-there was a nice segment on Rosco where he went into a record store and said "Hey, wait a minute-my records aren't in here!" I really dug the part where he and his band played his great 50's hit "No More Doggin'". As far as Marshall Chess-he is a bit of a hot dog, but I did enjoy his anecdotes about the old Chess days. I don't have many blues records on Chess, but I have a ton of great soul 45's on the label. Also I like their Cadet Concept series that featured a lot of great psychedelic stuff-groups like Rotary Connection. Speaking of which, has anybody heard Minnie Riperton's first album from 1969? I hear that it's supposed to be outstanding. Art -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2003 22:15:55 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Baby Jane Holzer Mark wrote: > Anyone know anything about her? I have an episode of a 60s rock show, > maybe Hullaballoo but I'm not sure, with her doing a nice song. All > I've found on vinyl is 1 45 on Atco that's pretty good. Was she a > model who tried singing, ala Twiggy? It must be mentioned at this point that the song being sung is "Hurt Yourself (You're Gonna)", as recorded by Frankie Valli, but unreleased by Baby Jane -or so it seems. This may have been the subject of some disscussion previously on Spectropop - if not it has certainly been the subject of disscussion in my house ! -- Simon Have you been, Walter? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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