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Spectropop - Digest Number 1240

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There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Variations On A Theme Called Hanky Panky
           From: Ron Dante 
      2. Re: the first mouseketeers
           From: steveo 
      3. Re: the first mouseketeers?
           From: TD 
      4. Re: British cover versions
           From: Bill Craig 
      5. Re: Lloyd Thaxton / Last Kiss / Allan Sherman
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      6. Re: How about brilliant tracks with ONE inept ingredient!
           From: Joe Nelson 
      7. Re: Louie Louie
           From: Joe Nelson 
      8. "Lose That Girl"
           From: Stratton Bearhart 
      9. Re: Drummer on 4 Seasons' "Dawn"
           From: Guy Lawrence 

Message: 1 Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 23:53:26 -0000 From: Ron Dante Subject: Re: Variations On A Theme Called Hanky Panky > In today's Mr. Music column by Jerry Osborne, the single > "Variations on a Theme Called Hanky Panky" by the Definitive > Rock Choral is discussed. Mr. Osborne states that he came > across a "newsgroup posting" (meaning the Spectropop archives) > and quotes Mike Rashkow's recollections, which I found were > posted on 10/30/01....... > It was interesting for me to learn that Ron Dante was involved > with this recording. Now I need to hit eBay to look for a copy! Hello. I was a member of this group which had some wonderful studio singers as members. I didn't recall this session until I saw Mike Rashkow's name and remembered him working closely with Ellie Greenwich during those years. Hope he is well and still making music. Ron Dante -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 17:37:25 -0800 (PST) From: steveo Subject: Re: the first mouseketeers Mary wrote: > Does anyone know where the first mouseketeers are? Do they > still live here in Southern Calif? Looking for: Dennis Day, > Cubby O'Brien, Dorren, Darlene, Karen, Tommy, Lonny, Bobby. > And is Annette doing ok these days? Thank you for any info.... Mary, There is a website at which updates of these folks can be found. Most of them are alive and well, but somewhat scattered. I believe Cubby lives in Texas..Karen lives in Fresno, California ...etc. Doreen is fine. Tommy is a makeup man in Burbank, or was ...Lonnie has a website. Bobby still does reunion shows with Lawrence Welk Orch in Branson, Missouri, or wherever the Welk band performs. Darlene has had "legal" problems. Annette is not well as you for her current status...don't really know. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 22:00:06 -0500 From: TD Subject: Re: the first mouseketeers? Mary: > Does anyone know where the first mouseketeers are?... Thank > you for any info.... Funny you should mention that -- I was just visiting Lonnie Burr's website: -- TD -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 03:09:36 -0000 From: Bill Craig Subject: Re: British cover versions Fred, Is The Kestrels version of "There's A Place" available on CD? Or if not do you have it to play to Musica? It's probably my favorite Beatle song if I had to pick one. I don't think I've ever heard it covered. Wasn't there a Brit band called The Measles who covered Paul Revere and The Raiders' hits? Sorry if they've already been mentioned. Bill Craig -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 23:01:00 EST From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Lloyd Thaxton / Last Kiss / Allan Sherman A blessing to have both Lloyd Thaxton and Artie Butler on Spectropop. I'm already starting to become more familiar with Artie's terrific work. Didn't grow up in the East, alas--Chicago's pop show was basically "Kiddie A-Go-Go" which mainly consisted of preteens and even elementary schoolage kids grooving to the bubblegum and some of the other "tamer" pop hits. We also had "Upbeat" on a different UHF station. If you didn't like either of those it was "Bandstand", of course. But I've heard, Lloyd, that YOUR program was second only to Dick Clark's in popularity nationwide. (I've also heard that in the mid-6Ts you could pick it up in the Midwest, but if that's true I didn't know about it then.) The faltering soprano in "Last Kiss"! How could I have forgotten?! But after the first few cringes I accepted it as a manifestation of how blue Wilson feels, kind of like a distorted high note starting to crumble. Doesn't make the song, natch! It's Wilson's great voice and his arrangement (Hot 100 charts weren't any help to me here) that make it great. Rashkovsky, I am another "Rashkow" who was a childhood fan of Allan Sherman. Quite possibly the cleverest track from the first LP is "Sir Greenbaum's Lament": "Oh! Wouldst I could kick the habit, and give up smoting for good......" etc. Must have been pretty dern funny back then. BTW Beverly Records had a copy of Dickie Goodman's first album which parodies Sherman's parodies and has one of MY all-time favorite novelties, "Harry's Jock Strap" on it. Very rare, very worn, very scratched......Jack couldn't in all good conscience sell it to me! Too bad. I'll have to give "Batman & His Grandmother" another spin. .....Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 01:01:14 -0500 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: How about brilliant tracks with ONE inept ingredient! According to Mark Lewissohn, they're two completely different recordings. The two track master used in mixing the single had been wiped, so a new one was prepared by editing together remaining session tapes in order to remix the track for stereo. Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 01:10:54 -0500 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Louie Louie >From what I understand, the group did an extended version live, with everyone soloing somewhere along the line. Lynn Easton's *melodic* drumming (for lack of a better term) may have been his way of trying to recapture the feeling in the context of the three-minutes-or-less single. Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 07:30:00 -0000 From: Stratton Bearhart Subject: "Lose That Girl" Closer inspection of the start reveals that in Paul and George's response to John's call that it is George alone taking the lower harmony who is flat at particular moments. Musical errors aside, He did have a way of intoning via his Liverpudlian accent. Stratton. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 10:11:04 -0000 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Re: Drummer on 4 Seasons' "Dawn" Michael wrote: > I was able to get a question in to the great arranger, > Charlie Calello and he says, without hesitation, that > Buddy Saltzman was the drummer on "Dawn". Didn't Buddy Saltzman also play on the Archies records? The snare fills on "Feeling So Good" are awesome! Guy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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