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Spectropop - Digest Number 1092



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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: CCM
           From: Art Longmire 
      2. Re: Other Covers / the Holmes boys / Mike Smith
           From: Phil Milstein 
      3. Re: CCM
           From: Mark 
      4. Re: Other Cover Versions
           From: Fred 
      5. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
           From: Orion 
      6. Re: James Brown on PBS American Masters
           From: jerophonic 
      7. Old Time Radio Convention; Spaniels; musica music; other notes
           From: Country Paul 
      8. CD releases
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      9. Musica Happy Together and Valleri (first version)
           From: Clark Besch 
     10. Simon & Garfunkel
           From: David Mirich 
     11. Re: Tommy Boyce and The Pleasers
           From: Mike Nathan 
     12. Billie Davis
           From: Mike Bennett 
     13. Re: Ilonya Knopfler
           From: Andrew Jones 
     14. Re: Ilonya Knopfler, etc
           From: Steve Grant 
     15. Foreign language versions: Sandy Posey & Liliane Saint-Pierre
           From: Patrick Rands 
     16. Re: the Diamonds
           From: John Fox 
     17. Re: Happy Together and Valleri (first version)
           From: That Alan Gordon 
     18. Re: Bobby Sheen
           From: Mick Patrick 
     19. Re: B-52s & Y.O.
           From: Phil Milstein 
     20. Re: Billie Davis
           From: Paul Bryant 
     21. Re: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     22. Re: Tommy Boyce and The Pleasers
           From: Phil Chapman 
     23. Re: Happy Together and Valleri (first version)
           From: Christian Gordon 
     24. Re: L.A. DJs / originals & covers of originals / Does  Anybody etc.
           From: Phil Milstein 
     25. Re: Tommy Boyce and The Pleasers
           From: James Botticelli 


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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 20:44:49 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: CCM I agree with Stewart in that I think Collector's Choice is doing a relatively good job on its reissues. I noticed that at least one CD I have by them, Fred Neil's "The Many Sides of Fred Neil", does feature a number of Fred's early non-LP 45's. The Rhino Association compilation I mentioned earlier seemed to miss the boat by including a number of relatively recent tracks by the "reformed" Association at the expense of key songs from their late '60s lineup that I felt should have been placed on the CD instead. What's strange is that I hear the British issue of this CD did include all the tracks I wanted, including "Rose Petals, Incense, and a Kitten" from the "Birthday" LP. Hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on the U.K. version eventually! Art -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 15:29:03 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Other Covers / the Holmes boys / Mike Smith David Coyle wrote: > Someone mentioned the Diamonds remake of "Little Darlin'," and I have > to admit I've never heard the Gladiolas original. On the Diamonds > version, I always thought the lead singer was imitating Jackie Wilson, > while the bass singer was imitating one of the Drifters or Ink Spots. > Always thought of it as a tribute, rather than satire, but I'm > probably wrong. In one or another of the quickie rocknroll flicks of the period The Diamonds are seen lip-syncing to their version of Little Darlin'. In it they skillfully parody many of the doo-wop cliches, although these moves can just as easily be read as coming from a place of love rather than derision. > When the '60s rolled around, I think the tendency in remakes was to up > the tempo and crank up the volume, rather than to sanitize or satirize. And what to make of Blue Cheer's bombastic rendition of Summertime Blues? Talk about "upping the tempo" and "cranking the volume"! I'm still not sure if the bass-voice spoken parts were omitted by choice or by error. Clark Besch wrote: > Man, Rupert Holmes has been into everything! All the songs he wrote. > Producing the semi-cool TV show "Remember WHEN" about a 30's/40's > radio station. Then, my girlfriend tells me she is reading a book by > him yesterday! Anyway, I really enjoyed the late 70's/early 80's > post-"Him" 45s like "Morning Man" , "I Don't Need You" and "The End". > All 3 follow unsual methods and ideas like most of his songs, but > turn out very good! I don't mean this as a knock, but I think Holmes' stock-in-trade has been his cleverness more than any of his other abilities. It's certainly the one strand that threads through all his works in varying media and genres. I really enjoyed "Remember WENN." While its humor relied mostly on puns, they were usually clever (that, again) ones, and the acting was superb. (I believe Holmes, who created, produced and wrote the entire series, did some spot appearances, but was not an acting regular in it.) The series, which lasted two seasons, was buried in a poor time slot on a little-watched cable network, but perhaps one day there'll be a DVD edition. Clark again: > ... Was Casey friends with Jake and bent the rules when he realized > the song was about to fall off? Did Casey love the song so much, he > bent the rules? Did he somehow follow the footsteps of Alan Freed, > Dick Clark and numerous others in .....? Perhaps he figured, "Well no one besides Clark Besch is gonna notice this, and it's gonna take him over 30 years to rat me about about it at that, so what the hell ..." > I tried playig the clip to Musica, but it's too full. If anyone > wants to hear it, I'll try again later. Odd but true!!! Eager to hear this song again, as well as the one J. Lemlich is waiting to post, I've just removed a couple of my posts from the board. That leaves, as of this writing, just under 3mb available -- perhaps not quite enough for both of the new ones but if there's one virtue we retrovisionists do not lack it is patience. once more for Clark: > Hi, an update on Dave Clark 5 lead singer Mike Smith's recovery > efforts came this week. Unfortunately, a fall in September injured > some vertabrae in his back and he had surgery. Didn't his son get killed in some sort of accident over this past summer? Yowza, what a horrid lot for that family, and I only hope there was no correlation between the two events. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 21:46:05 -0000 From: Mark Subject: Re: CCM Stewart Mason: > I think you're misstating who the bad guy is in this scenario, and > I believe that Collector's Choice is doing fine work. No, I'm not. If you checked you would see that they release CDs from other labels, not just Warners and they do the same thing across the board. We Five was on A&M, which was MCA or Universal when CCM issued the CD. So that theory may hold water for some of their stuff but what's the excuse on the We Five? Why didn't they include more non-LP tracks on the Pozo Seco Singers when obviously they were allowed bonus tracks. I'm sorry but I'm not so inclined to cut them a break. They took the unissued EMI Lengendary Masters that was compiled on Peter and Gordon with 28 tracks and they chopped it down to 20. If they are doing "fine work" as you say, I don't see it. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 23:26:09 -0000 From: Fred Subject: Re: Other Cover Versions David Coyle wrote: > ...While the original Isley Brothers version of "Twist And Shout" > may be more danceable than the Beatles version, there's no question > that the latter is a stomping powerhouse. The original "Twist And Shout" was by the Top Notes on Atlantic in 1961. The Isleys' version came in second. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 18:44:18 -0600 From: Orion Subject: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? This may not quite reach Spectropop, however, I THINK I remember in the summer of '69 while I was doing so guest DJing in KC, that a group named Copper Kettle or Copper Penny, something like that came out with the above title song. It flopped and 4 or 5 months later it was a hit for Chicago Transit Authority (at the time, I believe). I may be delusional but I don't think so. Can anyone help me on this one? Orion -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 03:28:14 -0000 From: jerophonic Subject: Re: James Brown on PBS American Masters Neb Rodgers wrote: > James Brown, American Master.... yeooowwww! This episode comes on > Wed night 10/29/03 at 9:30pm, on most PBS stations. Saw the show last night. The old clips are great, and I thought the commentary was insightful. But too much sociopolitics, not enough music. And where were Maceo, Bootsy, Clyde, Jabo and everybody else? As I recall, the Ray Charles American Masters program at least acknowledged the musicians. I suspect JB exercised some degree of editorial control, and kept some of his co-creators off the show. Am I right? James's body of work is still stunning. Can anyone (pop, soul, whatever) match his 20 years (1956-76) of commercial and artistic vitality? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 23:36:11 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Old Time Radio Convention; Spaniels; musica music; other notes I'm behind again, so if Mike Edwards didn't yet post a note about what a superb time we had meeting Eddie Rambeau, Bud Rehak, Rupert Holmes and Diane Renay (plus our own Ronnie Allen and Brian Gari) at the Old Time Radio Convention in Newark, I will. That night I also wound up at a UGHA event - the 50th anniversary of The Spaniels! ("Goodnight Sweetheart," "Peace of Mind," "Stormy Weather"). 4 of the 5 are still together - the bass, Gerald Gregory, passed on recently. Pookie Hudson still has that magic velvet voice, and the group was delightful! I'm listening to the Chants' "Choo Choo" on musica - Artie Wayne, is the same group that covered the Isley Brothers' "Respectable" on Tru-Eko? That (and its doowop ballad flip, "Please Kiss Me Goodbye") were exceptional - and actually, I'd take their "Respectable" over the original, although I confess to hearing the Chants first. And I really like the Lollipops' "Naked When You Come" - thank you, Martin of Denmark. I haven't read far enough ahead to see the background on these - but I'm getting there! Hugo M: > a two-sided Sonny Bono imitation called "Bad Scene/I Protest". > Extremely funny, though I'm not sure if the humor was intentional... Phil M: > Woah! That record sounds promising. Are you able to play it to musica? Trust me, it's THAT bad. Peter Lerner wrote: > But I say Barbara West's version [of "You're No Good"] (Ronn Records) > is the very best. Could it possibly find its way to musica, please? Mike Edwards: > Bobby Day's "Over And Over" is indeed a gem and far better than the a- > side, "Rockin' Robin".... FYI, Collectors Choice (www.ccmusic.com) has a clearance page with a Bobby Day CD - solo and other, including the Hollywood Flames and Bob & Earl, real cheap. Some other good stuff, too. (Not a commercial - I just came across it and thought someone might be interested.) Billy G. Spradlin: > One UK cover that beats a USA original hands down is the Merseys' cover of > the McCoys "Sorrow". Agreed - and I'd always thought it was the other way around! Thanks for the straight info. Joe Somsky: > Thank You ALL for attending the Lou Christie Show at the Bottom Line in > Manhattan on Tuesday night. Among the audience celebs were the Shepherd > Sisters! Billy J. Kramer, Jay Seigel.... Wish I'd known about it! And wow - the Shepherd Sisters! What else did they do besides "Alone," a great single? And is Billy J. Kramer living in the US now? Thank you Martin Roberts for the Jerome Brothers info. I knew "Real Good" was them, but not the others. I'm listening to the Chants' "Choo Choo" on musica - Artie Wayne, is the same group that covered the Isley Brothers' "Respectable" on Tru-Eko? That (and its doowop ballad flip, "Please Kiss Me Goodbye") were exceptional - and actually, I'd take their "Respectable" over the original, although I confess to hearing the Chants first. And I really like the Lollipops' "Naked When You Come" - thank you, Martin of Denmark. I haven't read far enough ahead to see the background on these - but I'm getting there! doowopdaddy: > Tony Pass, who was a founding member of the doo-wop group the Fascinators?? > He also recorded under the name of Tony Richards. ...and Tony Passalacqua. He's been discussed here before, but if you aren't up on it, he's touring with the Florida Legends a/k/a The Legends of Doo Wop, including the leads of the Passions and Imaginations. Catch them when Ronnie I brings them into the NY/NJ area for a UGHA show; they're exceptional! Back to being "just" six days behind.... Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 21:10:32 -0000 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: CD releases Another month, another superb selection of releases from Ace Records ( http://www.acerecords.co.uk ). Great news for fans of novelty records (and I know you're out there!) is that the latest instalment of the essential "Golden Age Of American Rock'n'Roll" series is a novelty special. I can't wait to get my hands on a great quality, fully annotated compilation where the Detergents and Ran-Dells rub shoulders with the Dynasores and the Five Blobs! I don't work for Ace - I just think it's worth shouting about those labels that KNOW how to do reissues. If I may be allowed one plug however, over at Tweedlee Dum's Drive-In we're currently celebrating our hundredth member with Halloween songs, rare Bonner & Gordon, Bubblegum and a nice bit of Lee Hazlewood - the party's at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TweedleeDumsDrive-In/ Guy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 07:33:09 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Musica Happy Together and Valleri (first version) Hi all, it's Mr. "stuck in the 60's radio". Playing to Musica for a short time, a small "That Alan Gordon" tribute to his skills. If you are like me, music didn't get much better than 1967. This short aircheck is of Humble Harv (whom is on my oldies station here in Lincoln every night via satellite!) on KHJ counting down "Boss Radio" KHJ Los Angeles' Top 93 of the year in late December, 1967. "Happy Together" is #2 for the whole year in LA!! Quite a testiment to Alan and Barry. The titles it bests are amazing themselves: #9 Respect, #22 For What It's Worth, #26 Somebody to Love, #29 Incense & Peppermints, #36 Society's Child, #40 Too Much to Dream, #47 San Franciscan Nights, #49 Live (Merry Go Round), #59 Pretty Ballerina, #61 Back on the Street Again (Sunshine Co), #62 Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, #81 She'd Rather be with me (hey, a double tribute!!), #83 Connection (Stones!), etc etc! I'll let you listen for the one anthem that beat it out of #1. On the same line as my recent post about first versions of hits being better than the "hit" versions, at the start of this aircheck is the TV version of the Monkees' "Valleri" at an incredible #32 for the year of 1967!!!! Not 1968. Many stations played this early version in spring 1967, which was unavailable until the 80's on vinyl. Their tape sounds a little slow to me. Anyway, many of you may have liked this version better than the 45 which came out a year after KHJ was playing the TV version! I like the cold ending, which is now available for the released 45 version too i believe. Anyway, I beleive I owe thanks to MopTop Mike for this aircheck many many moons ago. Thanks buddy! Enjoy, and thanks again Alan Gordon! Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 06:41:32 -0700 From: David Mirich Subject: Simon & Garfunkel I saw Simon and Garfunkel play to a worshipping packed house at the Pepsi center in Denver last night. Quite the show of shows - don't miss it. Read the review online at Rocky Mountain News. Dave Mirich Wouldn't they be considered one of the top 5 acts of the 60s? and maybe the biggest pop duo worldwide of all time? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 06:00:14 -0800 (PST) From: Mike Nathan Subject: Re: Tommy Boyce and The Pleasers I wrote: > Who knows anything about the late Tommy Boyce's involvement in the > late 70's with production of a band called "The Pleasers". David A. Young: > He hasn't come forward on the topic yet, Mike, but I suspect that our > own Phil Chapman might have some info; he's credited as arranger on > one of the two Boyce-produced singles I have by The Pleasers, "Precis > of a Friend" (I have one earlier 45 as well, but it's not produced by > Tommy). All are great Merseybeat-type efforts; which'll explain the > title of their out-of-print, apparently complete, 17-track 1996 CD > anthology "Thamesbeat. Tommy Boyce also produced the great (well, I like it anyway) and highly uncharacteristic Iggy Pop album "Party," also on Arista, in 1981, three years after the Pleasers singles. Was he a staff producer for the label, perhaps? If so, judging from the high quality of the Pleasers 'n' Pop material, it'd be worth searching out any other projects with which he might have been involved. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 09:18:15 -0600 From: Mike Bennett Subject: Billie Davis Howdy -- first time poster -- thought I'd inquire among all of you experts about the Brit mod queen Billie Davis. I only have a couple tracks off of comps. And there doesn't appear to be representative CD of her work (I think she re-recorded stuff a few years ago...) So, does anyone here know of any good source to get more of her material? Mike Bennett Fave Austin Roberts jam: "Ricky Ticky Ta Ta Ta" -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 10:23:24 -0500 (EST) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Re: Ilonya Knopfler David Coyle: Ms. Knopfler gets quite a bit of airplay and good reviews on the "Music of Your Life" radio network. Wonder if she's related to Mark, of Dire Straits? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 11:46:33 -0500 From: Steve Grant Subject: Re: Ilonya Knopfler, etc David Coyle: > Anyone heard of Ilonya Knopfler? That surname is distinctive enough to raise the question -- is she related to the Knopfler brothers in Dire Straits? Bryan: > Subject: Re: Rose Garden CD. Nothing irks me more than when some > A&R guy decides to leave CHART records off a comp in favor of Lp > tracks!! The obstacle can be as trivial as a mere change of medium. The B-52's vinyl and cassette issues of "Whammy!" contain the Yoko Ono song "Don't Worry," but the CD version substitutes "Moon 83." Mildly surprising since they are apparently on good terms -- Yoko showed up as a special guest at the B's 25th anniversary show in New York, for example. Steve -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 17:56:21 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Foreign language versions: Sandy Posey & Liliane Saint-Pierre Does anyone have a copy of the Liliane Saint-Pierre song Je suis une fille toute seule or know if it is available on a cd compilation? I understand this is a French version of Sandy Posey's Single Girl. Liliane Saint-Pierre may have even sung an Italian version of this song as well. On this same note: is anyone aware of any other Sandy Posey foreign language covers? Did Sandy sing any of her songs in French? I know she did sing Born a Woman (Nata Donna) and A Single Girl (Sempre Sola) in Italian but I'm unaware of any other languages she may have sung in. :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 13:29:32 EST From: John Fox Subject: Re: the Diamonds Previously: > Someone mentioned the Diamonds remake of "Little Darlin'," and I > always thought of it as a tribute, rather than satire, but I'm > probably wrong. What I've heard about this is that The Diamonds up until that time were a legitimate jazz/pop vocal group (a la the Four Freshmen) and did "Little Darlin'" as a spoof of the new rock & roll "fad". It became a success, so they threw up their hands and joined the bandwagon. But, as one last attempt to see how far they could go in terms of put-ons, they recorded the over-the-top "She Say Oom Dooby Doom", which while not as big a success as Little Darlin' was a hit nonetheless! John Fox -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 13:33:40 -0700 (MST) From: That Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Happy Together and Valleri (first version) Clark was nice enough to play to musica Humble Harv doing the countdown for boss radio 1967. What was #1, Light My Fire? anyway Thank you Clark. Spop RULES!!! Best, That Alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 20:57:04 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Bobby Sheen Charles Sheen: > Well, from what I understood, Billy Storm (my cousin's father) > had left the Alley Cats when they were with Phil, and went to > Buena Vista Records (Disney). I do know for a fact that dad > (Bobby Sheen) sang the bridge on "Puddin' 'n' Tain". He was > real proud of that. Also, Rip Spencer might have done the song. > He came by the house a few weeks before my dad died and gave > us a copy of an article that was on him and the Alley Cats in > Discoveries, I think. He noted how dad was a part of Marvin > and Johnny, and how he was apart of the recording sessions > with the Alley Cats. I wonder if Billy Storm and or the > Valiants ever backed up Sam Cooke while at Keen? Hey Charles, I had the pleasure of meeting your dad in London back in the '80s when he was on tour with the Coasters. He signed my Philles copy of the Bob B. Soxx & the Blue LP. Have you heard the tracks he recorded as lead singer of the Ding Dongs, released on Johnny Otis's Eldo label? They're really great. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 16:02:32 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: B-52s & Y.O. Steve Grant wrote: > The obstacle can be as trivial as a mere change of medium. The > B-52's vinyl and cassette issues of "Whammy!" contain the Yoko Ono > song "Don't Worry," but the CD version substitutes "Moon 83." Mildly > surprising since they are apparently on good terms -- Yoko showed up > as a special guest at the B's 25th anniversary show in New York, for > example. When John Lennon first heard The B-52s doing "Rock Lobster" on a NYC radio station during his Dakota retreat of the late '70s, he exclaimed to his wife, "Yoko, they're doing you!" After all those years of intense international hatred of her music, he felt that the tide against her had finally turned, and that his appreciation of it had been vindicated at last. Although I have no further anecdotes along these lines until Steve's story above picks up the thread in more recent years, I would assume that Eureka moment was the beginning of an ongoing interaction between those two camps. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 13:31:38 -0800 (PST) From: Paul Bryant Subject: Re: Billie Davis Mike Bennett wrote: > Howdy -- first time poster -- thought I'd inquire among a > all of you experts about the Brit mod queen Billie Davis. > I only have a couple tracks off of comps. And there doesn't > appear to be representative CD of her work (I think she > re-recorded stuff a few years ago...) So, does anyone here > know of any good source to get more of her material? Another first time poster replying to a first time post - short answer is no! But Billie Davis can be added to the list of Great British Covers - Tell Him and Angel of the Morning give the originals a strong run for their money. By the way - has anyone ever posted a list of "Covers better than the Originals"? Might be fun. Paul Bryant, Nottingham, England -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 21:33:20 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? Orion wrote: > This may not quite reach Spectropop, however, I THINK I > remember in the summer of '69 while I was doing so guest > DJing in KC, that a group named Copper Kettle or Copper > Penny, something like that came out with the above title > song. It flopped and 4 or 5 months later it was a hit for > Chicago Transit Authority (at the time, I believe). Sounds like the version by Copper 'N Brass, on the Amazon label. It actually got some Northern soul spins in the 70s. Jeff Lemlich http://www.limestonerecords.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 21:30:01 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Tommy Boyce and The Pleasers Mike Nathan wrote: > Who knows anything about the late Tommy Boyce's involvement > in the late 70's with production of a band called "The Pleasers". > I vaguely remember a great tune with the line "You made me cry > last night, when you told me that you were leavin'....". I worked extensively with Tommy Boyce (& Richard Hartley) from the mid-70s on, and had some of the most exciting sessions of my life, although I think I would probably have a heart attack if I had to repeat the experience:-) I remember mixing The Pleasers "The Kids Are Alright", but don't remember much else, it was one of 'those' periods! I liked the lead singer, who had a Lennon-esque vocal quality and delivery. I've played to musica the rather nice flip of "the Kids.....", called "Stay With Me", which opens with lines you quote. David A. Young: > He hasn't come forward on the topic yet, Mike, but I suspect > that our own Phil Chapman might have some info; he's credited > as arranger on one of the two Boyce-produced singles I have > by The Pleasers, "Precis of a Friend" Hi David, I'd love to hear this. I only have the other 45. I might have the entire unreleased album on tape somewhere, but I wouldn't know where to look right now. Thanks Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 16:38:07 -0500 From: Christian Gordon Subject: Re: Happy Together and Valleri (first version) > Playing to Musica for a short time, a small "That Alan Gordon" > tribute to his skills. If you are like me, music didn't get > much better than 1967. This short aircheck is of Humble Harv > (whom is on my oldies station here in Lincoln every night via > satellite!) Humble Harv! There's a classic name I haven't heard in a while. I remember him on KRLA back in the '70s and '80's. One of the best DJ's I've ever head. Remember "Huggy Boy"? Another great voice from "The Coast". Clark, thanks for the kind words about That Alan Gordon. I'm "the Son-of-AG" so your praise (and that of so many others) is very much appreciated. I must say this site and forum are just fantastic. As someone who has been weened on the songs (and stories) from the Brill Bldg/1960s era, I very much enjoy going back in time. Thanks again, Son-of-AG -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 19:37:14 -0500 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: L.A. DJs / originals & covers of originals / Does Anybody etc. Christian Gordon wrote: > Humble Harv! There's a classic name I haven't heard in a while. > I remember him on KRLA back in the '70s and '80's. One of the > best DJ's I've ever head. Remember "Huggy Boy"? Another great > voice from "The Coast". Speaking of classic L.A. DJs, I just noticed this page promoting the forthcoming memoir of Magnificent Montague. Looks like a good one, including a chapter documenting M.M.'s 6000-piece collection of African-American memorabilia. The site, by the way, includes a sound file (in RealAudio, I believe) of M.M.'s 1963 interview with Sam Cooke. http://www.magnificentmontague.com/ Paul Bryant wrote: > By the way - has anyone ever posted a list of "Covers better than > the Originals"? Might be fun. Or how about "Actual Originals of Covers That Were Generally Thought To Be the Original"? Jeff Lemlich wrote, of "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is": > Sounds like the version by Copper 'N Brass, on the Amazon label. > It actually got some Northern soul spins in the 70s. I always figgered that to have been a CTA original, in fact assumed it to have had some sort of thematic connection to "25 Or 6 To 4." So, if not one of them, who wrote the thing? Or, "does anybody really care?" --Phil M. (who can be heard applauding on the Chicago 4-LP "Live At Carnegie Hall") -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 19:53:26 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Tommy Boyce and The Pleasers Phil Chapman com wrote: > I worked extensively with Tommy Boyce (& Richard Hartley) from the > mid-70s on, and had some of the most exciting sessions of my life, > although I think I would probably have a heart attack if I had to > repeat the experience :-) I remember mixing The Pleasers "The > Kids Are Alright", but don't remember much else, it was one of > 'those' periods! I liked the lead singer, who had a Lennon-esque > vocal quality and delivery. I've played to musica the rather nice > flip of "the Kids.....", called "Stay With Me", which opens with > lines you quote. Were the Pleasers sort of a "Pub Rock" meets "Punk" band? I have a 45 by them that I've had since they sold those hard covered indie 45's from about '77. Is it the same band? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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