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Spectropop - Digest Number 1182

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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)
           From: Phil Milstein 
      2. Re: The Ventures
           From: Mikey 
      3. Re: Orpheus
           From: Tom 
      4. Re: Aldon Music Staffers
           From: Bryan 
      5. Darlene Love Christmas Show
           From: Joe Somsky 
      6. Re: Two Dolphin labels / The Ventures
           From: Bob Hanes 
      7. The Metropolitan Soul Show on Soul
           From: Simon White 
      8. Baby Jean On Stacy
           From: Lee Miller 
      9. Re: Bad Lines
           From: Deena J Canale 
     10. Re: Bad Lines
           From: Chris 
     11. Re: Bad Lines
           From: David Mirich 
     12. Re: Orpheus / Walk Away Renee
           From: Bill Craig 
     13. Jerry Yester solo
           From: Rikard 
     14. Re: Bad Lines
           From: Lapka Larry 
     15. Re: Two Dolphin labels
           From: Joe Nelson 
     16. Isley Meets Bacharach
           From: Simon Bell 
     17. Re: For all the honest world to feel
           From: Sandy Miller 
     18. Dusty movie?
           From: Mary 
     19. Re: Orpheus
           From: Clark Besch 
     20. More stories/Phil Spector/Barbara Streisand/the Beatles
           From: Artie Wayne 
     21. Re: Bad Lines
           From: Ian Chippett 
     22. Re: Bad Lines
           From: John Fox 
     23. Re: Bad Lines
           From: Mike McKay 
     24. In the news...
           From: Country Paul 
     25. Re: Bad Lines
           From: phoenixcanada2001 

Message: 1 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 01:13:27 -0500 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss) Another one for the He Hit Me list: The Cookies: Chains --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 01:15:06 -0500 From: Mikey Subject: Re: The Ventures I wrote: > What people forget is that The Ventures had a whopping 17 > charted singles from 1960 to 1970...yet they are known in > the business as album sellers. Paul Bryant: > Whew! I'm impressed. However, my Billboard Book of Top 40 hits > gives a measly 6 hits to the Ventures, commencing with "Walk > Don't Run" in 1960, and ending with "Hawaii-Five-O" in 1969. > When you say they had 17 charted singles, what are you actually > referring to? Top 100 Charting Singles By The Ventures: Walk Dont Run Perfidia Lullaby of the Leaves Ram Bunk Shush Blue Moon Silver City Yellow Jacket Instant Mashed Secret Agent Man Lolita Ya Ya The 2000 lb Bee Journey to the Stars Walk Dont Run '64 Slaughter On 10th Ave Pedal Pusher Hawaii-5-0 Theme From A Summer Place Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 06:47:39 -0000 From: Tom Subject: Re: Orpheus Orion wrote: > The Big Beat version though, which you can still find, is the best, > encompassing two CDs. I have it and it is definitely one of the few > CDs I would not part with. The Ace/Big Beat compilation is definitely worth getting if only for the "uncovered" version of "Can't Find The Time", which strips off Lorber's orchestration. I also really liked the track, "(Anatomy of) I've Never Seen Love Like This". I assume it came from some early radio interview - probably done for WOR. My only problem with the Big Beat set is sound quality. Compare the first few seconds of the track, "Congress Alley" with the version on Varese's newer 24-bit remastered compilation and you'll see what I mean. The Big Beat mix sounds muddy. Unfortunately, Akarma Records reused this older mix for their 2001 release, "The Complete Orpheus". But don't let that steer you away. The Akarma collection is still essential since it is the only one to contain the group's entire fourth album plus a great 1971 bonus track. So until someone decides to release a definitive box set with remastered sound and all the bonus goodies, die-hard fans will have to seek out all three compilations. Tom -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 23:01:02 -0800 From: Bryan Subject: Re: Aldon Music Staffers Joe Nelson wrote: > I know when [Charles Koppleman and Donald Rubin] got into music > publishing they named a company Chardon Yep, though I believe Don Reubin's name was spelled with an "eu." I can also tell you that this was the publishing company that Bob Keane of Del-Fi went to for a couple of songs for the Bobby Fuller Four's last single, once it became clear that Bobby Fuller wasn't going to be able to come up with any follow-up hits of his own (after first covering Sonny Curtis' "I Fought The Law" and Buddy Holly's "Love's Made A Fool Of You," a song that Holly had demoed in his Manhattan apartment before signing on for a headlining slot on the ill-fated Winter Dance was later recorded by the Crickets in 1961, and featured on the same side of the LP where Fuller had first found "I Fought The Law"). It was Keane's general manager at Mustang Records - Ron Roessler - who had known both Charles Koppleman and Don Reubin of Chardon, dating back when he had been over at Roulette Records. Keane and Fuller visited Koppleman and Reubin and selected two songs for what turned out to be the last BF4 single: "I'm A Lucky Guy," and "The Magic Touch," the latter a song penned by Ted Daryll, who had written the Shangri-La's' "He Cried," which was currently on the charts. Bryan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 21:41:16 -0000 From: Joe Somsky Subject: Darlene Love Christmas Show Hi Fans, Hope to see you all at the Darlene Love Solid Gold Christmas Show Symphony Space Broadway at 95th Street Manhattan 8pm Friday December 19th Joe Ellie Greenwich Fan Club -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 23:43:18 -0800 (PST) From: Bob Hanes Subject: Re: Two Dolphin labels / The Ventures Actually, the Ventures, Walk Don't Run was on Dolphin in the first place and changed to Dolton in mid run, I think! Was there a Ventures release before WDR? It seems like there was, but I sold off all my Ventures 45s and don't remember if there was a second Ventures on Dophin. The Right Reverend Bob, dumb angel chapel, Church of the Harmonic Overdub -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 07:58:04 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: The Metropolitan Soul Show on Soul This SUNDAY 21st DECEMBER 2003 on SOUL 24-7 THE METROPOLITAN SOUL SHOW AT 2pm - 4pm GMT 2 solid hours of 60s, 70s but mainly Northern Soul Click on - This week The Utterly Marvellous Simon White ANY REQUESTS, DEDICATIONS, GIG ANNOUNCEMENTS ETC TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS BEFORE SUNDAY 12.00 OR ON AIR AT: Rilleh! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 09:32:31 -0000 From: Lee Miller Subject: Baby Jean On Stacy Hi Guys 'n' Gals, I recently heard a couple of tracks on a comp and immediately fell in love with the voice. The artist was 'Baby Jean' the tracks were "If You Wanna" & "Oh Johnny". As far as I can work out it was released on the "STACY Records" label distributed by United Artists with release number 505. I now need to track a 45 down. Can anyone help. Seasons Greetings to you all and keep up the fantastic work. My knowledge is growing every day, thanks to you guys. Regards Lee Miller -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 05:31:56 -0500 From: Deena J Canale Subject: Re: Bad Lines Speaking of Darlene Love...this isn't necessarily a bad line, but I always found it a strange one: He smiled at me and gee, the music started playing "Here comes the bride" when he walked through the door. I *know* what the writers were getting at, but that's not the kind of song one would normally hear when a *guy* walked through the door (even in one's own head), unless it was a gay wedding. Signed D.C. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 02:36:46 -0800 (GMT-08:00) From: Chris Subject: Re: Bad Lines > .... the culprit is Spectropop favourite Jackie DeShannon: > "I close my eyes for a second and pretend it's me you want > Meanwhile I try to act so nonchalant." I'm not so crazy about it, either. But for me the problem isn't the quality of the rhyming so much as it is the inappropriate, second-hand diction. For most of the song we're in jangly, Byrds-ish territory. Suddenly, though, we're dealing with a speaker who might as well be "fighting vainly the old ennui". Huh? (An Aside: I love Will Friedwald's joke when he claims that Anita O'Day, singing those words, is actually singing "the Olden Wee".) Did somebody suddenly start playing a record of "Sophisticated Lady" while this was being written? Chris -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 06:24:10 -0700 From: David Mirich Subject: Re: Bad Lines Brian Wilson has written exquisite lyrics such as "Till I Die". But I get a kick out of his "Love You" songs. "Johnny Carson" has a line that goes something like; "Ed Macmahon comes on and says 'Here's Johnny!' -- The things he says they are so funny." Or on "Solar System," "Solar system, brings you wisdom." Another Bad Line is from Mike Love's song on Surf's Up which talks about an "ecological aftermath". There are several others by Brian and the Boys that bring a smile that don't come to mind right now. Dave Mirich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 13:24:14 -0000 From: Bill Craig Subject: Re: Orpheus / Walk Away Renee Art Longmire wrote: > ..."Walk Away Renee"...Regarding the Left Banke's original, I > have to say it is one of my all-time favorite songs-love the > strings, love Steve Martin's vocals, this is one of the songs > that got me into music as a boy. To me it's musical perfection. > I think the only cover version I can remember hearing is the > Four Top's version from '67 or '68 - I have the 45 and I think > that Levi Stubbs gives the song a more mature feel that also > suits it very well. But the Left Banke's original is definitive, > in my opinion. Art, I completely agree with your assessment of The Left Banke's "Walk Away Renee". I've never heard the Orpheus version but am certainly curious about it. I play and sing in a '60s cover band and we do both "I Can't Find The Time" and "W.A.R."(not to be confused with the Edwin Starr "Good God y'all, what is it good for?"), and they are always big crowd favorites. So... if one were to combine the Orpheus element with the "Walk Away Renee" element.. as Brian Wilson might say "Whew!". Bill Craig -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 13:38:36 -0000 From: Rikard Subject: Jerry Yester solo I totally agree that "Farewell Aldebaran" is a lost masterpiece. But to me, Jerry Yester peaked with his solo single "Ashes have turned". What an amazing tune! One of the top 3 soft rock singles of all time if you ask me. I donīt know when it was released or if Jerry wrote it himself, so if anyone has any info on that disc thatīd be nice. /Rikard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 05:25:11 -0800 (PST) From: Lapka Larry Subject: Re: Bad Lines Dear Scott: Thanks for the rundown on Bobby Shafto. You're dilligience has made my day. Dear Paul: I always thought the lyrics to "The Beat Goes On" were more stream of consciousness than anything that were directly linked to making any "sense". Personally, I love both the lyrics and the song, but I won't rank the lyrics up there with anything that I believe was more thought out, such as much of Dylan's or even Lennon and McCartney's canon. Larry Lapka -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 09:41:49 -0500 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Two Dolphin labels > ...Anyone have any details on the 1958 murder of John Dolphin? > John Dolphin owned Dolphin's of Hollywood, a record store on > Central at Vernon Avenue down in the black section of L.A. He > was also the owner of a small label, Dolphin Records, among > others. > Were The Fleetwoods ever on Dolphin? Based on the history of its > owner it seems unlikely, but I can picture the 45 "Come Softly To > Me" as being on a label with a similar name. Maybe Doltone? They > were on more than one label, were they not? I could Google The > Fleetwoods and get this info but you S'Poppers are a better source. I asked a similar question earlier. Nobody responded directly, but I think it came out from reading between the lines. "Come Softly To Me" was on Dolphin Records originally, but the label changed its name to Dolton after that. I suspect this was under legal pressure another Dolphin label. This apparently explains the Dolton "fish" logo - it was the original dolphins, never changed when the name changed. Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 15:49:44 -0000 From: Simon Bell Subject: Isley Meets Bacharach Has anyone heard the new album - "Here I Am, Isley Meets Bacharach"? It's a masterpiece produced & arranged by Burt, with vocals from Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers. He does staggering versions of Alfie, In Between The Heartaches, Make It Easy On Yourself, The Look of Love, Anyone Who Had A Heart & others. Check out a couple of samples at Amazon: Simon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 09:44:50 EST From: Sandy Miller Subject: Re: For all the honest world to feel Hi...My name is Sandy Miller and I've been lurking for several months, thoroughly enjoying the multitude of threads being hashed over here. I'm constantly startled by the knowledge and talent of so many on this site. There is much I don't know, little I do, but my interest is great and I'm a huge fan of '60s music and appreciating all I'm learning. I couldn't resist responding to Rashkowsky's challenge for Adelson to name the song containing the words, "for all the honest world to feel". I believe it's from "Pancho and Lefty" recorded by both Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson and others I'm sure. Also agree with comments about Laura Nyro's "New York Tendaberry". I was fortunate enough to secure tickets for her first Carnegie Hall concert circa 1969/70 and sat in the first row in total awe. I love all her music and hearing her perform live was unforgettable. Warmest regards to all, Sandy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 15:04:47 -0000 From: Mary Subject: Dusty movie? Does anyone know what's going on with the movie (not sure of the name of it). It will be about my favorite singer Dusty Springfield, and staring Joely Fisher???? How is it going if at all? I met Dusty in 66 she was such a Great lady. A really nice lady to chat with. We miss her dearly. Only wished she had made a Christmas LP. Thank you... Mary -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 15:30:37 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Orpheus Tom wrote: > The Ace/Big Beat compilation is definitely worth getting if only for > the "uncovered" version of "Can't Find The Time", which strips off > Lorber's orchestration. I also really liked the track, "(Anatomy of) > I've Never Seen Love Like This". I assume it came from some early > radio interview - probably done for WOR. So until someone decides to > release a definitive box set with remastered sound and all the bonus > goodies, die-hard fans will have to seek out all three compilations. Tom, I so agree with needing to have the "uncovered" "Can't Find the Time" and the "anatomy" "Never seen love like this" versions! They are so, so cool to hear how two great songs were produced step by step. Producers and artists frequenting this page would have stories, I'm sure, much like these. It would be great to hear similar stories on Cd as a song was "built" by Artie Wayne, James Holvay, etc. Of course, it works best with multitracking of 8 or more, but even "pingponging" to mono stories can be fascinating too. Take care, Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 08:31:34 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: More stories/Phil Spector/Barbara Streisand/the Beatles I want to thank all of you who have encouraged me to write up some more of my experiences. I've been fortunate to have been a witness and sometime participant in the musical history of the past four decades. My freind Allan Rinde has updated my website to include many Spectropop favorites.....some new photos......and a special section devoted to my art. I've also included on the dedication page, by name, all the Spectropoppers who have helped me in the last year to regain my memory and locate lost songs in my catalog. Wishing you all the happiest of holidays, regards, Artie Wayne --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? New Yahoo! Photos - easier uploading and sharing -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 11:37:01 EST From: Ian Chippett Subject: Re: Bad Lines There's Bernie Taupin's immortal line in "Your Song" concerning the sun (I imagine): It's for people like you that keep it turned on. Something missing here. Incidentally, the setting of the lyric is not the most inspired: And you can tell everybody This is your song... Why is there no stress on "your" rather than "song"? After all, it's "Your" song rather than your "song". Whatever meaning the lyric may have had in the first place vanishes at this point. I'm reminded of the famous "What is this thing called, love?" and "I looked at you and got that "old" feeling". Ian Chippett -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 12:22:21 EST From: John Fox Subject: Re: Bad Lines > You Are The Sunshine Of My Life must've been an accident. It > was flawless. Hate to disagree (and apologize for getting into the 70s), but that song included one of Stevie's bad lyrical trademarks-- accenting the wrong syllable of a word: "...because you came to my res-CUE". Same as in I Wish ("...why did those days e-VER have to go"). John Fox -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 14:17:00 EST From: Mike McKay Subject: Re: Bad Lines S.J. Dibai wrote: > And then there's one songwriting device I simply cannot stand: > switching from second person to third person (or vice versa) when > you're talking about the same individual! How about when you address TWO DIFFERENT people as "you" in the course of one verse of the same song?! Witness "So Lonely" by The Hollies, purportedly the first song Graham Nash and Alan Clarke ever wrote together. It starts out: Every time I see you walkin' down the street with my girl I get a funny feeling when I see you out with my girl But then comes: I get so lonely I get so lonely without you I get lonely for you Suddenly, it seems, it's the girl that's being sung to rather than the guy who stole her away! This continues in the next verse... I see you every day and then I realize you're not mine ...and carries on all through the second verse as well as the bridge. But then suddenly comes the last verse: If you get tired of her just send her right on back to my arms And then we'll start anew and know that we never will part [uh, speaking of bad rhymes!] Oops, now it's the guy again. Except then comes a return to the chorus: I get so lonely I get so lonely without you I get lonely for you In spite of all this, "So Lonely" is a GREAT song -- a favorite among many Hollies favorites of mine. Shimmering electric 12-string along with monster tremolo playing an A2 chord (x02200)...doesn't get much better than that! Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 14:46:32 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: In the news... Two weeks behind, and no hope of catching up for a while, but these two news items are worthy of attention: First, in today's (Dec. 19, 2003) New York Times - with picture: Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil may not be as famous as...P. Diddy,...but he could only hope to write as many hits as this married songwriting duo.... Many of [their] standards will make up the score of their new musical, appropriately titled "Who Wrote That?" In the show, [they] joke, bicker and dish about the stories behind the songs, which they sing themselves. It starts performances at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre on January 15th, directed by Richard Maltby.... Second, in today's Associated Press dispatches - also expanded in the Newark [NJ] Star-Ledger, and also with picture: She knows the way to San Jose - and East Orange as well. Dionne Warwick, an East Orange, N.J., native, dropped by her old school Thursday to give presents to every one of the 561 students and 77 staff members. The singer said she stayed up most of the night before wrapping the gifts for those at the former Lincoln School, which since has been renamed Dionne Warwick Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship. "You will never know how proud I am to be associated with you," said Warwick, 63, who now lives in Brazil. "You have done magnificently."... And that's the news, Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 20:47:52 -0000 From: phoenixcanada2001 Subject: Re: Bad Lines I always find lyrics which conveniently input a person's name for the ease of rhyming to be suspect....for example I present by The Crystals: 'I love you Eddie But so does Betty...' Of course if the song was 'I Love You Terry' the rival would have been 'Mary'. I'll give exceptions though, as in the Supremes song 'Back In My Arms Again'...."and Flo, she don't know, cuz the boy she loves is a Romeo". To me that one works wonderfully. UNSIGNED -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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