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Spectropop - Digest Number 1073

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Sam Chalpin......age 65
           From: Scott Charbonneau 
      2. Re: Sam Chalpin......age 65
           From: Ken Bell 
      3. Re: Am I The Same Girl / Soulful Strut
           From: MopTopMike 
      4. Re: Foreign language versions
           From: Phil Milstein 
      5. Re: The Ronstadt law
           From: James Botticelli 
      6. Re: That Alan Gordon / Elmo & Almo
           From: Michael Gessner 
      7. Re: Jake Holmes
           From: Bill Craig 
      8. Re: Sam Chalpin......age 65
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      9. Re: Tom Taber's Ventures stint / Lulu
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     10. Stu Phillips in NYC; Simon & Garfunkel + The Everly Brothers
           From: Country Paul 

Message: 1 Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 23:31:14 -0000 From: Scott Charbonneau Subject: Re: Sam Chalpin......age 65 Calpin, PPX; sounds like this guy was Ed Chalpin's father. Ed being the guy who had Jimi Hendrix tied up in contracts at the time he was signed to Warner/Reprise, and the man responsible for all those collections of pre-fame jams that have been flooding te marketplace ever since. Scott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 19:21:21 -0500 From: Ken Bell Subject: Re: Sam Chalpin......age 65 Mick Patrick wrote: > Move over, Dora Hall. Step aside, Mrs Miller. Make way for > Sam Chalpin, pop singer, age 65... Among the pile was an album > entitled "Sam Chalpin - My Father The Pop Singer", released on > Atco 33-191 in 1966.... I've played a track to musica, so click > below to cop an earful of the old boy slaughtering "Leader Of > The Pack"... and be nice to me or I'll play another: > That had to be a joke, right???? He is probably a good father and a great man but a singer, well..... YUCK Orion -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 00:29:09 -0000 From: MopTopMike Subject: Re: Am I The Same Girl / Soulful Strut Nick Archer asked: > Which came first, Barbara Acklin's vocal "Am I the Same Girl", > or the instrumental "Soulful Strut"? Barbara Acklin has stated in interviews, and in the pages of Robert Pruter's excellent book "Chicago Soul" that she recorded "Am I the Same Girl" at a session, but it was not released as a single until early 1969. She states that her vocal track was removed, and a piano "lead" replaced for the Young-Holt Unlimited 45rpm release of the retitled tune, "Soulful Strut" in the fall of 1968. Which is a source of irritation, understandably, for Barbara, as it cut into her crossover success for "Am I The Same Girl".... "Am I The Same Girl" made #8 out here in my area on our local Top 40 station WAVZ Swingin' Sixty chart in March 1969, and did better locally than "Soulful Strut". MopTopMike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 22:29:21 -0400 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Foreign language versions Billy G. Spradlin wrote: > Someone at Ace or Castle should compile a CD of foreign language > hits. Funny you should mention that -- I'm working on just such a collection right now. Not for commercial release, but for my own amusement. I'm just about finished with the track selections, but am still looking for the Stones' Italian version of "As Tears Go By," entitled "Con Le Mie Lacrime." Whoever can lead me to that track will certainly qualify for my "favors owed" list! Hasta la vista, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 22:33:40 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: The Ronstadt law Bill George wrote: > At least one exception: (Linda Ronstadt's version of) "You're No > Good" is better than the original to my ears. Once you hear Dee Dee Warwick do it you'll swear off Linda. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 22:47:19 -0400 From: Michael Gessner Subject: Re: That Alan Gordon / Elmo & Almo I've never heard the Elmo & Almo single, "When the Good Sun Shines", but noted that it charted at #98 on Billboard in 1967. Is it available on CD? If not, can someone post it to musica? Thanks, Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 03:30:26 -0000 From: Bill Craig Subject: Re: Jake Holmes Phil Chapman wrote: > Hi Paul, I know nothing of Jake Holmes, other than an album I > found lying around in the early 70s. In the '70s and early '80s, Jake Holmes wrote and sang tons of commercial jingles. Bill Craig -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 23:49:15 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Sam Chalpin......age 65 Mick Patrick writes: > Among the pile was an album entitled "Sam Chalpin - My Father > The Pop Singer", released on Atco 33-191 in 1966. I see that > the record was engineered by one Mike Rashkow, for whom I guess > this missive might bring back some crazy memories. If I tell this story. No one will beleive it. I will do it. Give me a couple of days. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 00:11:19 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Tom Taber's Ventures stint / Lulu >...former lead singer with The Ventures. Tom, it took me a minute, but I got it! LOL! ! ! Is that "A Railroad Trestle in California" (Charles Ross Jr.) that's included on the Gear Fab Eternity's Children comp? Good tune. I've got it on DJ copy on Tower, complete with the original black and white picture sleeve. I could just hear Glen Campbell taking on this tune. Always loved Lulu's sixties and early 70s records, not the least of which is "Oh Me, Oh My". You know something...I don't even know if I've heard her '81 hit, "I Could Never Miss You More" or not. Was this a new Lulu or a retro sound? (None of the above??!!) "To Sir, With Love" (the flick) was actually where I first heard The Mindbenders' "Off And Running", was it not. Those kids were so cute, weren't they! Speaking of soundtracks with 6Ts instrumentals, I thought the use of Booker T's "Hip Hug Her" was absolutely PERFECT for Barbet Schroeder's controversial commentary on eighties America, "Barfly." In the film, the boogaloo boogie sounds almost as cagey as Mickey Rourke's much more but so little time, "That" Alan thanx BTW for the tip on Mary Elizabeth, Magic Fleet's rendering is oh-so-groooovy. Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 02:25:51 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Stu Phillips in NYC; Simon & Garfunkel + The Everly Brothers Just came back from a great evening in New York City: Stu Phillips was discussing and signing his book, "Stu Who?," and graciously took any and all questions from the audience of a couple of dozen people. In the crowd were group members Brian Gari, who introduced Stu; Mike Edwards, who drove all the way in from Providence, RI for the event (folks from other areas, please know that this is a serious accomplishment, especially in tonight's rain); and yours truly. Several of us repaired afterward to a nearby hotel lounge where Mike amazed Stu with a several-inch-high stack of his 45's plus some albums, all from his [Mike's] collection. Stu, who is an absolute gentleman, a storehouse of knowledge and a most generous person, returns to the metro area next Thursday the 23rd (all day) and Friday the 24th (morning) for the Old Time Radio Show at the Holiday Inn North in Newark, NJ. Other guest stars you know and love are expected to be there as well. Barring unforseen work, I may try to get there myself on either of those days. (I'm already about 40 pages into the book; it's a good read!) In other news, this from NBC: "Music legends Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel opened their first concert tour in two decades Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., with their song "Old Friends," which is also the title of their 40-date tour.... "Another legendary music duo -- the Everly Brothers -- made an appearance halfway through the show. Don and Phil Everly played their classic hits "Wake Up Little Suzie," "Dream" and "Let it Be Me" before Simon and Garfunkel returned to the stage to join in on a rendition of "Bye Bye Love." "Simon belted out "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and Garfunkel easily hit the high notes on "The Boxer" during the second half of the concert. The show wrapped up with "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)." "Simon turned 62 on Monday and Garfunkel's 62nd birthday is Nov. 5." I bet *that* was a show worth seeing! I thought I'd heard that the Everlys weren't going to be playing out anymore. I'm glad to see that's incorrect. Way behind on the discussion, but I thought the above would be of immediate interest. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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