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Spectropop - Digest Number 1051



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There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Instrumental hits
           From: Mac Joseph 
      2. Re: Jim Fairs from the Cryan' Shames
           From: Martin Jensen 
      3. Re: Richard Perry / Tiny Tim
           From: Simon White 
      4. Earl-Jean/Darlene/Ethel/Margie/Pat/Dorothy/Margaret
           From: John Clemente 
      5. More on the Cryan' Shames
           From: Art Longmire 
      6. Re: Playboy Records
           From: Marty Childress 
      7. Misty Lane LPs - Flowers to US/World
           From: Markt 
      8. Katch-22
           From: Markt 
      9. Re: The Settlers
           From: Markt 
     10. Pop-Psych
           From: Markt 
     11. Re: Playboy Records
           From: Markt 


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Message: 1 Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 13:36:11 -0700 (PDT) From: Mac Joseph Subject: Re: Instrumental hits Hey, Phil; No instrumental collection would be complete without Duane Eddy's "Because They're Young" or "Rebel Rouser" with "Teenage" Steve Douglas on sax. Then there were the Marketts with "Out of Limits" and "Batman", both of whom featured Carol Kaye on bass. And, as an oddball, in 1965 Buck Owens released "Buckaroo" which actually peaked at #1, an amazingly rare feat, considering instrumentals weren't part of the country scene back in 1965, but Don Richs' guitar in that song is just that,... Rich! Hope this helps a little bit. Mac Joseph -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 20:15:05 -0000 From: Martin Jensen Subject: Re: Jim Fairs from the Cryan' Shames Karl wrote: > In 1969 Jim Fairs recorded with Tom Rapp and Pearls Before Swine on > their album These Things Too. Thanks for the info, Karl & Scott. He should have recorded a solo album - he definately had the ideas and the voice for pulling it off. But who knows, perhaps a great long lost treasure is lying around, just waiting to be unearthed? :-) With regards Martin, Denmark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 22:00:43 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Richard Perry / Tiny Tim Phil Milstein: > I've just learned that regular Rhino will soon be reissuing Rhino > Handmade's fantastic Tiny Tim's live at Royal Albert Hall CD... Is this the "Concert In Fairyland" L.P.? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 17:29:38 -0400 From: John Clemente Subject: Earl-Jean/Darlene/Ethel/Margie/Pat/Dorothy/Margaret Hello All, At the risk of sounding like a girl-group snob, I must ask, "was my writing totally in vain?" Girl Groups has been out for three years; Margaret Ross has been making her rounds with some public appearances, answering innumerable questions concerning the history of the Cookies, yet I still see references to these totally outdated biographies. It is very exciting to find out about our favorite artists and we are all the self- proclaimed heralds of history through the sharing of mutual experiences, so, let's UPDATE!!!!!! I know not everyone was thrilled with my writing, but geez!! Give credit where credit is due. I sat in the same room with Darlene, Earl-Jean, Margaret and Dorothy. Trust me...Dorothy started the Cookies with Darlene. Darlene's real name is Ethel. She hated it; that's why she uses Darlene. Earl-Jean is five years younger. They are NOT the same person. Margie Hendrix was put in the group by Jesse Stone after he fired original member Beulah Robertson. Margie and Darlene joined the Raeletts. The Raeletts were never the Cookies. Ray Charles formed the group by asking two girls who happened to be in the Cookies to be in his backing group, which HE named. They accepted. Dorothy was never a Raelett. Pat Lyles was never a Cookie. Later there will be a quiz. I expect this all to be committed to memory. Regards, John Clemente -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 21:40:39 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: More on the Cryan' Shames Thanks, Clark, for your very detailed story on Jim Fairs and the Cryan' Shames - the Shames have been favorites since I picked up on "The Warm" in 1984. Also have their second and third albums on record and CD - they were an amazingly eclectic group even for the late 60s. It must have been something to hear them perform "The Warm" live with all the harmonies, then go into a crushing number like "Greenburg, Glickstein, etc." I've also got to mention my other favorite song of theirs - "The Sailing Ship" - really a psychedelic classic. Strangely enough, for many years I've had the title track to "These Things Too" by Tom Rapp and Pearls Before Swine on a Warners compilation album - I never knew until today that Jim Fairs was involved in it. Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 21:44:54 -0000 From: Marty Childress Subject: Re: Playboy Records While on the subject, a Playboy Records release of possible interest to Northern Soul/Funk fans: 7" 45rpm on the AL KING label. LARRY ELLIS & THE BLACK HAMMER FUNKY THING PART 1/FUNKY THING PART 2 MANUFACTURED BY PLAYBOY RECORDS, INC 555 PLAYBOY - 666 PLAYBOY MUSIC BMI PRODUCED BY AL KING PLAYBOY DIST. N.Y.C. (212) 243-3678" I can personally attest to the fact that a copy in only vg+ went for $632.50 this past May... Marty Childress in Louisville -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 22:20:59 -0000 From: Markt Subject: Misty Lane LPs - Flowers to US/World Any reviews on these 2 LPs put out in Italy? Musically and soundwise. I have a lot of the tracks already on the US one. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 22:29:38 -0000 From: Markt Subject: Katch-22 Have any of the reissue people,legit or otherwise, thought of putting together a compilation of this excellent British pop group? I have their LP and 3 of their 6 singles. There is certainly enough material and all of it is excellent. It seems that Castle does an outstanding job of reissuing the Pye catalogue but that other Brit labels bury their stuff, especially CBS UK. RCA UK is no better. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 22:37:31 -0000 From: Markt Subject: Re: The Settlers Lindsay Martin wrote: > I think the Settlers were a British folkie group. > They had a tiny hit in the UK in 1971 with "The Lightning Tree", > theme to a TV series called Follyfoot Farm. In about '67 their > "Till Winter Follows Spring" got a bit of airplay here in > Australia, but disappeared without trace, although it is on > one of the Ripples CDs. I believe they recorded it again with > Cliff Richard, along with some gospel tracks. I collect The Settlers but only their stuff from when they went to the Pye label and after. Very Seekers sounding from that point on. Prior to that they had more of a traditional folkie sound but they then changed to folk-pop. I believe they had 6 Pye singles, 03 on Columbia and then a couple of albums on York. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 22:53:55 -0000 From: Markt Subject: Pop-Psych I think this term has gotten out of hand and is now used for any and all mid to late 60s pop-rock. I have seen this used on things like The Love Generation. Now I love this group and their sound. I wish they never found out that David Cassidy could sing and that they used the Bahler brothers to do all of the show's songs as they originally intended. But calling them pop-psych? Come on! When I describe the group I tell people it's like Partridge Family but without the edge. Is the Partridge Family pop-psych? What about The Cowsills? To me, pop-psych is Strawberry Alarm Clock, early Status Quo and things of that ilk. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 22:56:06 -0000 From: Markt Subject: Re: Playboy Records Good info from Austin Powell. I wondered what happened to the label's tapes. Not much has ever come out on CD from Playboy except for "Falling in Love Again" by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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