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Spectropop - Digest Number 1109



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There are 2 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Rickie Page
           From: Paul Urbahns 
      2. Re: The Reflections / Oma D(rake-Heard)
           From: Mick Patrick 


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Message: 1 Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 19:29:04 EST From: Paul Urbahns Subject: Rickie Page Patrick asked: . Is this the same "Rickey Page" who recorded two Sandy Posey covers on > Hit Records? Single Girl (released as "Sherry Young") and I Take It > Back (released as "Kathy Shannon"). Both excellent versions. Yes it is, but her biggest Hit (notice the capital H) is Harper Valley PTA which was the title track to her solo album, advertised in Billboard, and actually made the upper reaches of the pop charts in Northwest USA and Canada. Paul Urbahns -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 20:50:56 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: The Reflections / Oma D(rake-Heard) Martin Roberts; > I remember 'chewing the fat' with Mike Edwards some while back > about the "(Just Like) Romeo & Juliet" -famed Reflections. > Among various songs and recordings by other 'Reflections', we > bemoaned the lack of a CD release of their material. Well, > this matter has now been addressed with a rather super 'Fan > Club' (i.e. 'grey'?) issue with 'The Complete Recordings 63-66'. > 32 tracks including all the Golden World and High And Mighty > records, their 1st 45 on Kay-Ko, a solo Tony Michaels' "I Love > The Life I Live" (a vocal of the San Remo Golden Strings, > "Hungry For Love") and more. The sleeve notes, booklet and > sound are also of a very high quality. Well worth looking out > for. Eeeeek! I want one. And I want it now! What's the best place to try? Do tell. > Yes, Jimmy Walker did play the drums on the sessions for the . album "Rebirth" at the Annex Studios, Hollywood, recorded > between the 25th and 29th August 1969. The girl backing singers > were Edna Wright, Carolyn Willis and Oma "D". Aahh, Oma Drake, also known as Oma Heard, also (erroneously) known as Oma Page, the girl Motown sacked for being too fat. Bastards! When they finally got around to releasing her duets with Marvin Gaye, they put the wrong name on the label. Rilleh! Check the S'pop Forum Archives for more on Oma. In the meantime, I've just posted her Beatles soundalike "Lifetime Man" to musica: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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