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Spectropop - Digest Number 1067



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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Musica adds
           From: Clark Besch 
      2. Re: Razor's Edge / Orpheus
           From: Clark Besch 
      3. Re: Streisand sings Nyro
           From: Richard Havers 
      4. Re: Instrumentals with lyrics
           From: Eddy 
      5. Update from the Eddie Rambeau Website/Fan Club
           From: Rosemarie 
      6. Re: Let's Call It A Day Girl -  In Crowd's "Questions & Answers"
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
      7. Re: Let's Call It A Day Girl
           From: Ken Bell 
      8. Hatchback - The Tony Hatch Story
           From: S'pop Team 
      9. Question for THAT Alan Gordon
           From: Stuffed Animal 
     10. Re: Instrumentals with lyrics / Am I The Same Girl
           From: Andrew Jones 
     11. Re: instrumental vocals / the real J.C.
           From: Phil Milstein 
     12. Re: Song catalogue
           From: That Alan Gordon ,alanette@webtv.net>
     13. Weird Watusi
           From: Herb 
     14. Re: Whatever Happened to Happy?
           From: That Alan Gordon 
     15. Re: Jake etc
           From: That Alan Gordon 
     16. Re: The Parrots
           From: That Alan Gordon 
     17. Re: Higher Elevation
           From: JJ 
     18. Orpheus single "Lesley's World"
           From: Tom 
     19. Re: Bobby Vee
           From: That Alan Gordon 
     20. (alias) Billy Hills etc
           From: That Alan Gordon 
     21. Re: Artie Wayne
           From: That Alan Gordon 
     22. Re: Food fight!!!
           From: That Alan Gordon 
     23. Re: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop Update
           From: Martin Roberts 
     24. Eternity's Children's lyrics
           From: John Butler 
     25. Re: Canadian Rogues
           From: Tom Taber 


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Message: 1 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 06:45:05 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Musica adds Hi, I truly hope I am not oversteeping my bounds here. I just wanted to mention that I added 4 songs to Musica. First, a Tim Gilbert song that fellow Colorado group, the Higher Elevation relaesed on Liberty in 1968. I really love this record and think it could have been a nice followup to Strawberry Alarm Clock's "Sit With the Guru", had they recorded it and released it at same time. Even has a psuedo- psyche guitar break that is reminiscent of the keyboard break in "Tomorrow". Also, I added Tim Gilbert's B side to his Chistmas '67 "If We Stick Together" 45, "Early October" which is great timing, I'd say!! Also, after listening to the "Phil's Spectre: A Wall of Soundalikes" Cd ("Boy's Town" and "My Baby Looks" are 2 more new faves from it), I ran across Terry Day's "Be a Soldier" 45 and thought, this would be a good one for such a Cd! OOps! I looked close and it IS produced by Phil Spector!! Non-Cd or Lp to my knowledge still, correct? Anyway, I'm guessing this track has been talked about at length before I entered the scene, but just in case..... Lastly, I added a fave early Hudson Brothers when they were "Hudson" on Playboy records in '72 before the TV show and "So You are a Star" was a hit. I believe I have a KOIL Omaha chart with it at #5! KOIL was doing well in 72, as they also charted the fantastic first Raspberries 45, "Don't Want to Say Goodbye" in the top 10 also, I believe! Anyway, so as to not hog Musica, I'll take one or two of these off soon. Sorry, Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 06:54:26 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Razor's Edge / Orpheus The Razor's Edge began as the American Beetles, I believe. They had 2, maybe 3 45s on Pow records in 1966. "Let's Call it a Day Girl" got a lot of airplay and they performed it on "Where the Action Is" too. Great song I'd place in the mold of the Happenings sound of 66. If you wish, I can play the sides to Musica in future. Orpheus! Altho I love almost all the Cds Cary Mansfield at Varese has put out, the Orpheus one not having "Leslie's World" on it was a real shame! Great song! I still have it on tape from WBZ Boston in 68. As the B side to "Can't Find the Time", it is a keeper in my fave 45s boxes! It is just recently released on a various artists Cd, but I can't remember what it was. Maybe on Cherry Red of UK? Mick Patrick, any help here? Take care, Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 09:22:31 +0100 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Streisand sings Nyro Me: > Later as my musical taste grew and grew and grew, I discovered that Barbra Streisand was not just someone my parents listened to. Jimmy Botticelli: > Anyone love her take on Laura Nyro's "Flim Flam Man" and "Stoney > End" as much as I do? 'Stoney End' is great, I prefer it to Laura Nyro's version ......... and I LOVE hers! Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 11:14:56 +0200 From: Eddy Subject: Re: Instrumentals with lyrics Nick Archer: > 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? Soulful strut by Young-Holy Unlimited is the original. As a matter of fact, I believe the Barbara Acklin version uses that very same track with just the piano replaced by her voice. Town without pity is indeed the one in the movie of the same name. However, if memory serves, I believe it was the Gene Pitney (vocal) version that was already used for that, not an instrumental. Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 02:27:21 -0700 (PDT) From: Rosemarie Subject: Update from the Eddie Rambeau Website/Fan Club Ed is still recording and is bringing out a new CD - information about this will be on the website later this week... if there is anyone else interested in Ed or his music please feel free to join the FanClub Site on Yahoo. We have music files that change frequently and lots of Photographs: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rambeau_fan_club Lots of Love and Best Wishes, Rosemarie http://www.edrambeau.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 10:03:47 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Re: Let's Call It A Day Girl - In Crowd's "Questions & Answers" I just posted an Mp3 of "Lets Call it A Day" - great record. I dont think its ever been released on CD. The record sounds great, I think had it been issued on a bigger label than the tiny POW! label it would have broken nationwide. I'm also curious about about another great Harmony Pop record from 1966. The In Crowd's "Questions and Answers" on Viva 604. I have the writer/producer info but was this group a studio confection or a "real" group??? I know just by listening its the not the same group that backed up Jon & Robin (Do It Again A Little Bit Slower) and scored a big regional hit (#1 on KEEL in Shreveport) with "Hanging From Your Loving Tree" - all on Abnak. (another great 45) I just picked up a promo copy of the Trav'lers - "The Heart of Juliet Jones". Great record! I will post it to Musica when space frees up. Billy http://listen.to/jangleradio -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 06:27:02 -0500 From: Ken Bell Subject: Re: Let's Call It A Day Girl Jeff Lemlich: > Bobby Vee wound up covering "Let's Call It A Day Girl" in 1969 and > briefly scraping the Billboard Hot 100 with the tune. Thanks Jeff, I knew that I remembered "Let's Call It A Girl Day", but I don't think I would have remembered who sang it. I was always kind of a Bobby Vee fan so I am sure as a teenager I bought the 45 or LP. Bobby Vee seemed to almost always chart in the top 40 of "yours truly WHB in Kansas City". Orion -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 14:09:17 +0100 From: S'pop Team Subject: Hatchback - The Tony Hatch Story New At S'pop: Hatchback - The Tony Hatch Story by Mick Patrick 'Downtown', 'Call Me', 'Joanna', 'Sugar And Spice', 'I Know A Place', 'Where Are You Now (My Love)', 'You're The One', 'Forget Him', 'Don't Sleep In The Subway' . . . There is no prize for knowing that what links these great titles is that each and every one was written by Tony Hatch, the subject of the latest instalment at the New At S'pop section, and a likely contender for Britain's top pop composer of the 1960s. Click here to read it: http://www.spectropop.com/TonyHatch/index.htm Enjoy! The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 13:38:51 +0000 From: Stuffed Animal Subject: Question for THAT Alan Gordon Are you the same Alan Gordon who wrote the wonderful Brazilian- flavored song "What Goes On?" for The Archies? Don "Stuffed Animal" Charles -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 10:04:00 -0400 (EDT) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Re: Instrumentals with lyrics / Am I The Same Girl Nick Archer: I'd have to dig for it, but I have an old Goldmine issue with a brief write-up on "Soulful Strut," and I'm sure it said that the vocal version "Am I The Same Girl" came first. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 10:26:17 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: instrumental vocals / the real J.C. Bob Rashkow wrote: > 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? ...... I believe the We Five's was the first vocal version of that song. Going back a bit further, there is an episode of I Love Lucy in which Ricky sings lyrics to the famous Lucy theme. I only remember the first couplet: "I love Lucy and she loves me / We're as happy as two can be ..." Inspired, obviously. The Charleston, believe it or not, originated with lyrics. Country Paul wrote: > http://earcandy_mag.tripod.com And compliments on Gary Pig Gold's > article "Ten Reasons to Love Johnny Cash." If you do, it's required > reading IMO. I'd like to second that. Most of the J.C. post-mortems I've seen have raked over the same coals as one another, but Gary's piece is thoughtful, insightful, well-researched and, above all, novel. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 08:05:37 -0700 (MST) From: That Alan Gordon ,alanette@webtv.net> Subject: Re: Song catalogue Clark asked if I could list my songs with artists? I would have to consult Karl Baker, he knows more than I do!!! To be perfectly candid with you, I am learning here at S`POP of covers I never knew about myself. So thank you all for telling me. Best That alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 15:05:55 -0000 From: Herb Subject: Weird Watusi Hi, Hallowe'en is approaching.... I have looked and enquired about the John Zacherlie LP "The Monster Mash" that came out in 1962. One of the tracks was "Weird Watusi" - a reworking of "The Wah-Watusi" by The Orlons. My enquiry: Has anyone heard of/seen this album in CD form? I do have the vinyl copy but no means to play it. Herb (Toronto) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 08:09:14 -0700 (MST) From: That Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Whatever Happened to Happy? Bill, regarding "Whatever Happened To Happy". It was also done by Bobby Darin on the Inside Out album, and I think by Gary Lewis? That alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 08:14:09 -0700 (MST) From: That Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Jake etc Country Paul asked if there was a stereo mix of Garry Bonner's "Me About You". I have no idea. I agree with you, Jake and the Family Jewel's version of "Maybe" is a favorite of mine. That alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 08:21:44 -0700 (MST) From: That Alan Gordon Subject: Re: The Parrots Jeff wanted to know who the Parrots were? Garry and myself were the Parrots. We were also Elmo and Almo ("When the Good Sunshines"), and along with Peter Sando we were the Barracudas ("The Dance At St. Francis"). Best, that alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 15:23:45 -0000 From: JJ Subject: Re: Higher Elevation > First, a Tim Gilbert song that fellow Colorado group, the Higher > Elevation released on Liberty in 1968. I really love this record > and think it could have been a nice followup to Strawberry Alarm > Clock's "Sit With the Guru", had they recorded it and released it > at same time. Even has a psuedo-psyche guitar break that is > reminiscent of the keyboard break in "Tomorrow". **Higher Es "Summer Skies" is included on FY vol 2...GREAT TRACK! JJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 15:27:00 -0000 From: Tom Subject: Orpheus single "Lesley's World" Thanks to the tips I received, I found a domestic source for the most recent import from Akarma. It contains all four albums and two bonus tracks...and yes, it even has "Lesley's World". http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?style=MUSIC&pid=2307423&cart=160837533 I'm still glad I also ordered the Varese compilation since it was remastered in '01 and supposedly sounds much better than the ACE or Akarma versions. Also, has anyone on the list heard the Hootie & The Blowfish version of "Can't Find The Time" on the "Me, Myself & Irene" soundtrack? This is the Jim Carrey / Renee Zellweger movie directed by the Farrelly Brothers. Tom -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 08:30:26 -0700 (MST) From: That Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Bobby Vee Bob, I would love to hear Bobby Vee`s cover of "Double Good Feeling" but I am computer challenged [just ask Phil Chapman!]. I can't play mp3s. I'm still fumbling around with my web.tv. I will tell you this, "Take Good Care Of My Baby", "Run To Him", "Please Don't Ask About Barbara" and "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" are great songs and Bobby is a great artist. Oh yes, can't forget "Devil Or Angel". What is Bobby up to these days? Best, that alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 08:42:29 -0700 (MST) From: That Alan Gordon Subject: (alias) Billy Hills etc Steven, you made my day. Only an S`popper could come up with the Extragordonary single. I could've sworn I had the only copy!!! It is my hope that one day Sir Paul would be able to hear my tribute song to the Beatles. There is a rare Extragordonay album out there on Tiger Lily Records. I am always on the hunt for an original unopened copy. I forgot to mention in a previous reply, I also put out a single on my own label, 04 Star Radio Records, called "Maybe I`m Old Fashioned" by (alias) Billy Hills, which of course was me! Best, that alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 08:47:29 -0700 (MST) From: That Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Artie Wayne Rashkovsky, I wish Artie Wayne was running around with my tunes as well!! That alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 08:56:50 -0700 (MST) From: That Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Food fight!!! Albabe, I would never go to a fight without my wife, it wouldn't be the same. Anyway, did you ever see the movie with Ray Milland and Rosie Greer. They were Joined at the neck. We can do the same neck thing, take on the 4 Arties and the 3 Marks. But in the end my wife would WIN!!! That alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 18:15:41 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop Update I would hate to influence your voting choice regarding The Battle of the Nitzsches, but the Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop Northern Soul expert, Simon White, informs me that Bobby Day's 45 "Pretty Little Girl Next Door" is selling for 350.00. I'd guess you'd be lucky to find this one on your travels! The mention of Bobby Day brings up a great addition to the instrumentals-with-lyrics thread. On Jack's "The Lonely Surfer" album is a tune called "Old Town", written by Marty Cooper and Jack. A super Latin flavoured track. When I first heard it I thought if it had vocals it would be ideal for Mink DeVille. Apparently this tune did have vocals written for it and was recorded by Bobby Day, again with Marty and Jack producing and arranging, oh me oh my! While on the subject of un-released Nitzsches, there are a fair few. And now, with additions from Al Hazan and Alan Gordon, seems a good time to collate the ones known so far. Drop me a line and I'll set to work in drawing up a list, all additions will be acknowledged on the site, Martin http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 19:13:42 +0100 (BST) From: John Butler Subject: Eternity's Children's lyrics Hello everybody, Here's an odd request. On the Eternity's Children song Sunshine and Flowers (Track 16 on Rev Ola re-issue) can someone please complete the lyric- "Let me _________ about the flowers" Its beginning to bug me. Thank you, John -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 11:27:56 -0700 (PDT) From: Tom Taber Subject: Re: Canadian Rogues TD Bell wrote: > I can't remember the record label, but I remember listening to a > 45 by "The Rogues"--the A-side was an uptempo arrangement of Buddy > Holly's "Everyday" and the B-side was a slick instrumental called > "Roger's Reef" (organ and piano). These "Rogues" were Bruce Johnston and Terry Melcher on Columbia. My cracked and worn copy was found 30+ years ago while searching in a junk store for Jan and Dean 45s, in a large box with "Jenny Lee" written on the outside... Buffalo, NY had another "Rogues," who needed a b-side so did a quick version of "Train Kept a Rollin'"; it makes the Yardbirds version sound like easy listening! They later had at least one record on the "Thunderbird" label out of Buffalo, and many copies listed their name as "The Rouges." Has anyone else found a copy of "It Was I" by "Skip and Slip"? And, I will be working on words for the rest of "Walk, Don't Run" - those interested, stay tuned - you others may want to search for a computer virus to knock yours out for a week or two! Tom Taber (who, when asked what connection he had to the music business, would answer "I used to be lead singer with the Ventures!" He stopped saying it when so few "got" it.) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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