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Spectropop - Digest Number 1065

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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Earl-Jean / Darlene / Ethel / Margie / Pat / Dorothy / Margaret / and Mary Ann !
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Alan Gordon....Barbra and Jack Nitzsche
           From: Richard Havers 
      3. Food fight!!!
           From: Alan Gordon 
      4. psst, Phil...  Hey, kid, can you sing?
           From: Alan Gordon 
      5. Re: Let's Call It A Day Girl
           From: That Alan Gordon 
      6. Garry Bonner & Jack Nitzsche
           From: That Alan Gordon 
      7. Re: Artie Wayne
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      8. Re: Instrumental "songs"?
           From: Steve Grant 
      9. Re: Streisand
           From: James Botticelli 
     10. Re: Orpheus
           From: Tom 
     11. Re: Instrumentals with lyrics
           From: Nick Archer 
     12. Re: Orpheus
           From: Tom 
     13. Re:  Let's Call It A Day Girl
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     14. Re: Let's Call It A Day Girl
           From: Ed Worcester 
     15. Re: That Alan Gordon & The Hudsons
           From: Steven Prazak 
     16. Double Good  Feeling MP3 (for Alan Gordon et al)
           From: Bob 
     17. Re: Let's Call It A Day Girl
           From: MopTopMike 
     18. Re: Let's Call It A Day Girl
           From: Ken Bell 
     19. Re: Orpheus
           From: Ken Bell 
     20. Re:  Put The Clock Back On The Wall
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     21. Re: Alan Gordon / Words or music
           From: Ken Bell 
     22. Fading Yellow Balloons & such
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     23. Instrumentals; Ear Candy; Newman; That AG; Cadence; Maxine Brown
           From: Country Paul 
     24. Re: Two Alan Gordons
           From: Bill George 
     25. Re: Barbi Benton
           From: Bill George 

Message: 1 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 23:13:44 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Earl-Jean / Darlene / Ethel / Margie / Pat / Dorothy / Margaret / and Mary Ann ! John Clemente wrote: > 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. Well said, Mr Clemente. New members might not be aware that there is an entire section devoted to John's book, "Girl Groups: Fabulous Females That Rocked The World", available at the S'pop website. Just click here to view it: Then, to avoid further humiliation, purchase the book from your choice of vendor here: Those with a yearning for even more information on the Cookies and/or the Raeletts should also read "Ray Charles: Man And Music" by Michael Lydon, an excellent book now readily available at deletion vendors for just a few quid. Mind you, I paid full price for mine...but it was worth it. The Cookies have 8 entries in the index and the Raeletts 21, not to mention the individual members of both groups. Is anyone out there hip to Ray Charles' "What Kind Of Man Are You"? That's the Cookies and Mary Ann Fisher supplying ALL the vocals. Wonderful stuff. I *want* it on a *single*. Ba doo day! Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 23:25:39 +0100 From: Richard Havers Subject: Alan Gordon....Barbra and Jack Nitzsche Alan, Like everyone else here I am big fan of your Turtles tunes. Growing up in South London in the 60s I dreamed of that mythical place called California.......'Happy Together' was an essential part of the soundtrack in my head. Somehow it evoked everything that was great about girls, sun and irresistible combination. Everyone else..... Later as my musical taste grew and grew and grew, I discovered that Barbra Streisand was not just someone my parents listened to. Her album 'Superman' (1977) has the wonderful 'My Heart Belongs To Me' as the opener on side 2, along with 'I Found You Love'; both are Alan Gordon songs. They are arranged by Charlie Calello and 'My Heart', particularly, is beautifully orchestrated. In 1969, Calello arranged and conducted Frank Sinatra's album, 'Watertown'; all the songs were written by Bob Gaudio and Jake Holmes. For those who haven't heard it, try and give it a listen; it's an underrated masterpiece. 'Superman' has four tracks arranged by Jack Nitzsche, including the excellent Billy Joel song, 'New York State of Mind'. Spectropop....the home of musical variety on the web! Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 15:59:54 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Food fight!!! James Botticelli: > I heard the two Alans are taking on the four Arties at a party. Which party??? Why am I always the last to find out about these things? Alan, don't go, man! You can't do it all by yourself... you gotta protect your piano fingers! But... hmm, I did hear the Arties are kinda like Hollywood fellas... all hair mousse and attitude... we can take 'em. ~alibaba -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 16:08:13 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: psst, Phil... Hey, kid, can you sing? From: Phil Milstein Subject: ssshhhhhh: > With all due respect to all the Alans and Marks involved, I suspect > that what Mark F. meant was "more famous than me", not more famous > than Alan Gordon. Word just in: I hear that the government is doing these top-secret sense-of-humour-ectomies on the unsuspecting populace... very hush-hush thing. Nobody knows about 'em yet... well, 'cept me... and now you, of course. Heeeyyy, where'd this little hole by the side of my ear come from? ~albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 16:26:51 -0700 (MST) From: That Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Let's Call It A Day Girl Mike, regarding "let's call it a day girl". Back in 1965 I was visiting Art Polhemus at Regent studios. I'll never forget when in walked another friend, the late Irwin Levine ["Tie A Yellow Ribbon"]. Among his other hits were "This Diamond Ring" and of course "Black Pearl". A very talented man. Well he bring's in with him 4 mop top lads, wearing grey suede boots etc, I thought when he introduced me to the group I`d hear thick English accents but alas it was not to be. When they spoke it was the sound of New Jersey. Irwin said I`d like you to meet the American Beatles {I remained stunned]. They were recording Irwin`s song "Let`s Call It A Day Girl". I don`t know if it`s the same song but I`ll tell you what, I can still sing the chorus to this day! Best, That alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 16:43:52 -0700 (MST) From: That Alan Gordon Subject: Garry Bonner & Jack Nitzsche Country Paul, regarding the Garry Bonner sessions. Garry and I were really having a great time during those sessions. Jack Nitzsche was arranging and producing the dates and we got to hang out a lot with our HERO. On that date we also did a song called "The Dew Drop Inn". Well, Jack came up with a drum and bagpipe marching group. I`m chuckling as I recall this. During the recording they were Marching, we were singing and, oh my God, was Jack in all his glory. There might`ve been an album if "Juliet Jones" was a hit. but dem`s da breaks. Best, That alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 19:21:56 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Artie Wayne Artie Wayne writes: > This morning I woke up with "Happy Together" running through > my head........not by the Turtles.....but a yet-to-be recorded > version by the country group Rascal Flatts. Then I heard Faith > Hill and Tim McGraw do their unrecorded duet.......followed by > the unrecorded version of the song by pop group Fountains of > Wayne. I think that "Happy Together" is more relevant now than > it was when you wrote it........and should be number one again!! Based on this paragraph, I wish Mr. Artie Wayne was running the few songs I have spread around in the clutches of some Philistines calling themselves publishers. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 19:55:55 -0400 From: Steve Grant Subject: Re: Instrumental "songs"? Kurt Benbenek: > Speaking of instrumentals... I'd struggled for years trying to come > up with a list of my favorite songs...without including instrumentals. Only an obsessive pedant like me would cavil at this usage, but ... instrumentals aren't "songs." Yes, I freely use the word the same way you do. > I finally realised that my top three favorite pop songs ARE > instrumentals. > 1) Green Onions - BT and the MG: > 2) Pipeline - Chantays > 3) Last Night - Mar-Keys GMTA, as they say :) How come no one has mentioned Lambert, Hendricks and Ross yet in this thread? Or am I dating myself yet again? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 19:25:18 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Streisand Richard Havers wrote: > Later as my musical taste grew and grew and grew, I discovered > that Barbra Streisand was not just someone my parents listened to. Anyone love her take on Laura Nyro's "Flim Flam Man" and "Stoney End" as much as I do? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 00:27:26 -0000 From: Tom Subject: Re: Orpheus Yeah, I guess the song in the Infiniti commercial, "As They All Fall" never charted. It was from their third album for MGM called "Joyful", which was released in 1969. According to "Fuzz, Acid & Flowers" by Vernon Joynson, the album had two singles "Brown Arms In Houston / I Can Make The Sunrise" and "By The Size Of My Shoes / Joyful". Interesting note, "Brown Arms In Houston" was written for the group by none other than Joe Henry!! I've already ordered my copy of "The Very Best of Orpheus" from Amazon. It doesn't contain "As They All Fall" so I also need to find the 1995 UK release, "The Best of Orpheus" or the Italian compilation, "The Complete Orpheus". Tom -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 19:33:32 -0500 From: Nick Archer Subject: Re: Instrumentals with lyrics Which came first, Barbara Acklin's vocal "Am I the Same Girl", or the instrumental "Soulful Strut"? Also, wasn't "Town Without Pity" a redo of the movie theme with lyrics added? Some of my fave instrumentals: Dick Dale - The Wedge (I think that's what he's playing in the new Nissan commercial) Cast Your Fate to the Wind - I always preferred the Sounds Orchestral version. It sounded very atmospheric coming over the AM radio Walk In the Black Forest - Horst Jankowski version Pick Up the Pieces - AWB Ventures - Diamond Head Spring Rain - Silvetti Nick Archer Check out Nashville's classic radio station SM95 on the web at -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 00:32:59 -0000 From: Tom Subject: Re: Orpheus Art Longmire on Orpheus: > I also like their song "Lesley's World" but didn't see it on the > greatest hits CD... Art, While searching the net for the UK compilation, I came across some info explaining why their first single, "Lesley's World" was not included on either compilation. Apparently, it was written by Lesley Lorber, former wife of the band's producer, Alan Lorber. I guess he couldn't stand seeing his ex receive royalties. Tom -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 20:39:22 -0400 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Let's Call It A Day Girl Mike Andersen wrote: > I'd be interested to know if anyone has any information about > this song by the Razor's Edge. It was minor hit that got some > airplay where I was in 1966. I don't think I've heard it since > then, but as I recall it could pass for a Four Seasons song to > the casual listener. The guys in "The Razor's Edge" had recorded about a dozen singles by the time "Let's Call It A Day Girl" came out in 1966, but it was their first under that appellation. Previously, they had been known as the Ardells (aka R-Dells) and the American Beetles. (There was also a one-off as The Tones, a 1963 "Hey Paula" answer record.) Their full discography can be found in my book "Savage Lost". They'd started out playing rockabilly in the late 50s in Palm Beach County, Florida. After their career had twisted through Latin America, WMCA's Parade of Stars, and everywhere in between, they'd found themselves in upstate New York taking on more of a Four Seasons type sound. "Let's Call It A Day Girl" was a hit in many markets (including Miami, where it reached #13 on WQAM) but didn't exactly set the world on fire. The band wound up returning to South Florida in late '67, where they released their swan song, "Get Yourself Together", a more psychedelic number for the local Power label. Bobby Vee wound up covering "Let's Call It A Day Girl" in 1969 and briefly scraping the Billboard Hot 100 with the tune. Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 17:49:23 -0700 (PDT) From: Ed Worcester Subject: Re: Let's Call It A Day Girl I just sold a copy on ebay. Label scan is at the included link: You can get some info on the Fuzz Acid & Flowers site: Ed Worcester -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 21:01:34 EDT From: Steven Prazak Subject: Re: That Alan Gordon & The Hudsons Time the join the hoards of fellow S'poppers in welcoming Alan to our little online soiree. Your tunes have taken me to a lot a great places, and just wanted to say much appreesh. Maybe one of these days we can come up with a list of those people who DIDN'T record Me About You. Shouldn't be too many, methinks! One of my fave tunes of yours (and egg on my face if it isn't) is the '78 single on RCA by Alan Gordon & the Extragordonary Band, I Ain't Gonna Cry Tonight. Just a wunnerful summery, sunshine tune that I still spin a lot. Sure sounded out of place in 1978, but hey, no complaints from me! And I'm sure a deejay or two raised a few eyebrows over the B-side merely titled "Beatles." Also a good one! Back to the Hudson Bros., the 1978 Arista elpee they did after their superb Rocket albums, The Truth About Us, isn't much, I'm afraid. Came across more as a second-rate Bee Gees How Deep Is Your Love vibe than anything. Tony Macauley. Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter produced with a gaggle of the usual late '70s session suspects (David Foster, Dean Parks, etc.) on board. Steven Prazak Atlanta, GA -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 01:28:24 -0000 From: Bob Subject: Double Good Feeling MP3 (for Alan Gordon et al) Hi, Just uploaded an mp3 of the Gordon/Bonner composition, "Double Good Feeling" as sung by Bobby Vee from his 1967 Liberty album "Come Back When You Grow Up. Since Alan has never heard this, I hope he enjoys it! Bob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 01:44:55 -0000 From: MopTopMike Subject: Re: Let's Call It A Day Girl "Let's Call It A Day Girl" was a regional hit here in the northeast in the summer of 1966. I think it only made around #77 in Billboard. The Razor's Edge was the updated moniker for a bunch of club musicians who played down in Miami, Florida. As soon as the Beatles hit our shores, these guys christened themselves the American Beetles, and began making some noise. After a couple of locally released singles, one on Bob Yorey's own 'Yorey' imprint, the group had a one-off 45 deal with Roulette Records. The American Beetles also covered the Alice Wonderland girl group tune "He's Mine" and retitled it to the other gender. By 1966, the group changed over to the Razor's Edge...They relocated up north, then recorded three tunes in '66-67. "Let's Call It A Day Girl" was their most 'poppy' effort, sounds like the Four Seasons crossed with the melody for "Mr. Diengly Sad" by the Critters. MopTopMike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 21:24:43 -0500 From: Ken Bell Subject: Re: Let's Call It A Day Girl Hmmm, I know this song but by a different group. It is probably Album filler for someone else. I am assuming this song went something like: Let's call it a day girl, hey hey hey One kiss and it's good bye now You don't know the way girl To give love, you just know how to take it I didn't give you my heart just to break it. Is that the one? Orion -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 21:30:53 -0500 From: Ken Bell Subject: Re: Orpheus "Lesley's World" did make it on the first Orpheus LP but for some reason not to their "The Best of Orpheus", which is by the way a Great double CD. It is one purchase I made a few years back and still listen to the CDs regularly. Orion -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 22:29:49 -0400 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Put The Clock Back On The Wall That Alan Gordon wrote: > I keep waiting for that one cat in Japan to tell me how much he > likes "Hey put the clock back on the wall" but that`s what`s so > great about S`pop. Hi Alan, I'm not in Japan, but I do like that song very much... and was wondering if you know who "The Parrots" were? Thanks, Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 21:35:40 -0500 From: Ken Bell Subject: Re: Alan Gordon / Words or music That Alan Gordon: > Orion wondered if I wrote words or music.... > I would most often come up with an inspiration for a song, > sit down with Garry or by myself and off we'd go. I do write > both. I have composed about 300 songs, mostly alone, but > when collaborating with Garry Bonner, we would spend hours and > hours working on a song. I have no idea what % of writers do > when they write. Thanks so much for the response. I used to write poems (songs in my head) as a teenager but have no musical talent at all. I am plenty thankful for you and the others that can do both. I guess writing notes and words is kind of "Happy Together".. sorry for the poor pun. Thanks for all you have done for the music industry. Orion -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 23:02:49 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Fading Yellow Balloons & such Oh wow. You guys are, like, coming up with these wonderful tunes and stories faster than I can click my mouse! ! ! Orpheus: "Can't Find The Time" (covered not quite as well by a group called The Rose- Colored Glasses in summer '71) and "Lesley's World"--Breathtaking! Alan G and Garry B wrote "Jill"??? Blows me away. For me to say that "Happy Together" conjures up a summer filled with us day campers crooning it totally out of key along with Windy, Come On Down To My Boat and Ain't Got Nothin' Yet is probably superfluous but I think I will (I think I just did!) Re The Turtles' "other" hits--"You Baby" probably gets more "oldies show" airplay 'cause it's more hummable but you should hear me harmonize with Mark, Howard and the gang on She's My Girl :--O When "that" Alan wrote his name backwards it made me think of the 45 of Yellow Balloon which I've never owned (I have their Canterbury LP, a must-have!) on which the B-side is Noollab Wolley. The 6Ts classic backwards? How does this sound, can anyone play this to musica? (Uh-oh, there's another '67 great) I've got so much more but I'll stick to these last three: instrumentals turned vocals: did Shelby Flint sing Cast Your Fate......before Vince Guaraldi recorded it or Vince Versa? ......Joey Scarbury on the short- lived REENA label is on my gotta-have-this-45 list (as are Tex and the Chex, and BTW Alanette your description of NYC production "heaven" has me drooling, as does the Fading Yellow 6 & 7 tracks!) One more! Sinatra's "I would Be In Love (Anyway) from WATERTOWN is delightfully mawkish, as such it's one of my very favorite Frankie tunes, IMHO beats Love's Been Good To Me and My Way by miles!!! Whew, all done, now for some actual groovin' (sorry Booker and Felix!!!) Bobster aka Wokshar Bob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 00:02:53 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Instrumentals; Ear Candy; Newman; That AG; Cadence; Maxine Brown Albabe: > Moonglow and Theme From "Picnic" - Morris Stoloff / Colombia Pictures > Studio Orchestra: I still get chills when I hear this one. As I remember, this was #1 in New York for an entire summer. Deservedly, too. Albabe again: > Albatros - Fleetwood Mac: For me, this is the quintessential > "breathlessly watching the soft moon-light reflect on the gurgling > waters of your local summer-lake, as you get snugly with a cute > significant other" song. And let's also not forget their "South Side of the Sky." Good call, Albabe! ...and again: > The Beatles: "Let It Be... Naked" (without Phil's intrusive [I > can hear the arguments already] orchestration) is...basically > the album that was released, but without Phil's stuff, and with > a few extra things added. Please don't tease - just what was added and subtracted? Wayne Short: > ...the new October Ear Candy magazine.... > Chris Allen: > Hey, it's great to see my zine mentioned here! And half an hour after I started this comment, I stopped reading long enough to add to the compliments, Chris. So, are there samples available to hear Peter Lacey's work? (And compliments on Gary Pig Gold's article "Ten Reasons to Love Johnny Cash." If you do, it's required reading IMO.) Steve Harvey: > Listening to Randy sing "Mama Told Me Not To Come" really changes > the tone of the song compared to the fairly poppy Three Dog Night > version. You get the picture of this overgrown, mama's boy fretting > over the strange happenings at this party. To me, Newman's version eliminates the need for 3 Dog's - except for paying him royalties, of course. Conversely, the Harper's Bizarre "Debutante's Ball" (discussed earlier) is almost like a preppy insider's view, and adds its own dimension. (And no, I don't hate 3 Dog - I think their version of Argent's "Liar" equals or exceeds the original.) Natasha McNamee: > ...find the CD. Poodle Skirts & Pony Tails" ...where Vols 1 and 3 are sold out as of October 13th. That Alan Gordon: > "Melancholy Music Man" was written about Allen "Jake" Jacobs. Jake > was the lead guitarist in my group the Magicians. He's a gifted > writer/performer. Check out Jake and the Family Jewels or Bunky and > Jake. Alan, your patience in fielding our barrage of questions is very gratifying - thank you. Jake & The Family Jewels did a remarkable reggae version of "Maybe" that is a personal favorite. (On Red Rooster, I believe - NRBQ's label.) I'd forgotten you were involved with them. Another treat you gave us: The Magicians' "I'll Tell The World About You." And thanks for your kind comment re: "Me About You." Incidentally, is there a stereo mix of the Garry Bonner version available anywhere? Artie Wayne, once again you nailed it with your personal recollection about the blues in England. Thank you for the great story. I missed most of the series, and the part of the one I saw was obviously not the highest point of it. I'll be watching for the reruns. Nice new review of Skeeter Davis, lady of many styles. If you've never heard the original Davis Sisters' "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know" (RCA, 1953), check it out - as spare and dryly recorded as the recent Johnny Cash albums, and just as moving, even without the backstory. (You'll also hear where those delicious overdubbed double leads came from.) Mike Rashkow: > .... > I don't think Cadence Records has ever come up during my time with > the group. Very interesting and eclectic label. I know I've mentioned it - a wonderful and eclectic label, filled with faves. The amazing Chordettes and Everly Brothers, of course, plus tons of other winners: Johnny Tillotson ("Why Do I Love You So" still melts me), Eddie Hodges (Rifleman, Jr.), Andy Williams (some fun stuff, too, like "I Like Your Kind of Love," plus his ballads), , Julius "some crooner" Larosa, Lenny Welch's timeless classic "Since I Fell For You," Marion Marlowe's beautiful "Man In A Raincoat" from the mid 50's (which I still have on a 78!), all the way out to Link Wray and the "first working model" of heavy metal attitude, "Rumble." Another Nashville entry: Charlie McCoy's "Cherry Berry Wine," c. 1961. And then there was "The First Family," and don't forget Don Shirley's jazz albums. I loved the Barnaby best-of-Cadence albums that came out in the 80's - nice compiling by Allan Mason. S'pop team: The S'pop Team announced: > Dear Members, Legendary soul singer Maxine Brown - "All In My Mind", > "Oh No Not My Baby", "Funny" - has a new website. Take a look: > Beautiful site - it was wonderful to meet with Maxine this summer after the Spectropop NYC party. She's sweet, smart, talented (of course) and gracious - plus she looks at least as good or better than the picture sleeves she kindly autographed for me. Mikey: > ....[T]here WAS a Vocal version of Walk Don't Run, done by one Tommy > Leonetti on RCA in 1961.... He had another nice 45 shortly after, a quiet waltz called "Slow Dance," also on RCA. We're becoming prolific - two to three digests per day! I can't keep up; it's time for the next folks. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 00:30:16 EDT From: Bill George Subject: Re: Two Alan Gordons Mark wrote: > By the way I think it's great how the two Alan Gordons made room for > each other. I don't know if I'll be so accomodating when the more > famous Mark Frumento shows up. I think the more famous Bill George, an American football player, is dead. So that makes me the famous one. Ha! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 00:34:13 EDT From: Bill George Subject: Re: Barbi Benton Phil Milstein: > I know this is a ridiculous question to ask vis-a-vis Barbi Benton > but, could she sing? Ya know, when I was a kid I thought she was great. When I listen to those records now, I have to admit she wasn't the greatest singer, but I still like her records. Ironically, in the late 80s (I think) she released a new age CD that she wrote, played keyboards on, and sang. She had been studying voice for several years and had actually developed an impressive range and nice tone. When I met her, she told me she was hoping to make her opera debut soon. As far as I know that hasn't happened. But she looked fantastic! (And she was with Carol Connors but I'm ashamed to say at the time I had no idea who she was.) - Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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