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Spectropop - Digest Number 1269



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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Ed Rambeau & Tracey Dey
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Beatles footage
           From: Ed Rambeau 
      3. Re: "Hello, Muddah 2004"
           From: Ed Rambeau 
      4. Re: Beatles footage
           From: steveo 
      5. To Lloyd Thaxton
           From: mssdusty 
      6. Llyod Thaxton tapes
           From: itsmceachens 
      7. Re: sediS-B sdrawkcaB fo noitalipmoC/ Zal Yanovsky!
           From: TD 
      8. Re: Chris White/Louis Phillipe/Peter Lacey
           From: Wayne Short 
      9. Phil and Brian
           From: Bob Hanes 
     10. Re: Vinyl Junkies
           From: Stewart Mason 
     11. Re: Grapefruit
           From: Eddy 
     12. Al Kooper/Bob Dylan
           From: Peter Kearns 
     13. Re: Songs' running times
           From: Susan 
     14. Gretchen Christopher
           From: Peter Lerner 
     15. Ron Dante; Artie Butler
           From: Michael Edwards 
     16. Welcome; more Sally; strange and "inept" records; The Innocents; David's BBoys instrumental
           From: Country Paul 
     17. PS to my Brian post
           From: Bob Hanes 
     18. Re: Austin Roberts - Upbeat TV show.
           From: Austin Roberts 
     19. Re: Jon Brion!!! and "Organic" and Chutzpah
           From: Peter Kearns 
     20. Rag Dolls / Bernadette Carroll
           From: ontariofan 
     21. Why we collect records
           From: Mark 
     22. Question for Austin and Ron
           From: Mark 
     23. Re: Beatles footage
           From: Eddy 
     24. Re: Zal Yanovsky
           From: C. Ponti 
     25. Feldman, Goldstein, and Gottehrer
           From: Bob Celli 


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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 10:45:21 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Ed Rambeau & Tracey Dey How great to read Ed Rambeau's stories of his days with Bob Crewe and the gang. We can't get enough Bob Crewe yarns here at S'pop. Ed, can I ask you about Tracey Dey? Is there anything interesting you'd like to share? When did you last see her? Was there any rivalry between her and Diane Renay (or, more likely :-), their mothers)? As an aide-memoire, I've posted a Tracey Dey track to musica. It's one you wrote: "Here Comes The Boy" (Amy 894, 1963), written by Eddie Rambeau & Bud Rehak, Arranged & Conducted by Charles Calello, A Bob Crewe Production. It scratched the Billboard Hot 100 late in '63: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 23:28:42 EST From: Ed Rambeau Subject: Beatles footage Steveo wrote: > Ed, > There's a scene in the film documenting the Beatles > first trip to New York in 1964 whilst they are staying > at the Plaza Hotel. On there way there in the car, they > have these give-a-way "Pepsi" transistor radios. Paul is > listening to your song "Navy Blue" by Diane Renay. Just > wondered if you ever saw thet piece of footage? No, Steveo, I never did. Never even heard about it till now. Do you have the footage? Would love a copy if you do. Ed Rambeau -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 23:37:22 EST From: Ed Rambeau Subject: Re: "Hello, Muddah 2004" Laura wrote re. "Hello, Muddah 2004": > Hi Ed, > Great production! I love what you did with the lyric. > Thanks for giving us the opportunity to hear it. Thanks, Laura. So glad you enjoyed it, however, I erroneously sent several people who requested it the wrong version. I recorded 2 different versions and had a favorite. So I retraced my sent Emails and resent everyone who requested it the version I prefer. Would love to know which version you guys like better. So, for the sake of clarity, let's refer to the one you first received as ...VERSION 1. Thanks for listening, Ed Rambeau -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 04:38:51 -0800 (PST) From: steveo Subject: Re: Beatles footage Steveo wrote: > Ed, > There's a scene in the film documenting the > Beatles first trip to New York in 1964 whilst they are > stayingat the Plaza Hotel. On there way there in the car, > they have these give-a-way "Pepsi" transistor radios. > Paul is listening to your song "Navy Blue" by Diane Renay. > Just wondered if you ever saw thet piece of footage? Ed Rambeau wrote: > No, Steveo, I never did. Never even heard about it > till now. > Do you have the footage? Would love a copy if you > do. Ed, This footage with "Navy Blue" playing on the Beatles transistor radios in their limo is on a dvd called "The First U.S.Visit"(The Beatles)released by Apple Records/MPI Home Video DVD6218 in 1998. Should be available in Video Stores.If you can't find it after awhile,I'll loan you mine. : ) Steveo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 04:43:04 -0000 From: mssdusty Subject: To Lloyd Thaxton We are waiting for the LTShow in DVD,no matter how meny minutes it is...the 60's were the greatest.And you show was the best too.. Mary -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 04:57:57 -0000 From: itsmceachens Subject: Llyod Thaxton tapes Do I understand correctly that Llyod Thaxton personally has tapes of his tv show??? what does he want to do??? Be a hog and keep them all for himself??? Of Course fans would like to be able to buy these and share the memories with their kids and grandkids.... those were the days of dancing, singing, and fun...where we would do our "chores" around the house dancing and singing to shows like Llyod Thaxton, American Bandstand, Hullabaloo, Shinding and all the rest... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 00:18:12 -0500 From: TD Subject: Re: sediS-B sdrawkcaB fo noitalipmoC/ Zal Yanovsky! C Ponti wrote > ... No one had a better appreciation of troubled minds than the > brilliant, winning, and sadly, late Zal Yanovsky of the Lovin' > Spoonful... What a wonderful, innovative guitarist and a > delightful, mischievous human being he was... Tom Rush dedicated a song to Zal Yanovsky while tuning his guitar on stage at the Filmore East during a concert in April of 1967. Rush said that Yanovsky smuggled a can of vegtable soup onto an airplane. While making airsick noises, Zal dumped the vegtable soup into the "barf bag". When a stewardess came to his seat and asked if he needed help, Zal said, "Yes! Bring me a spoon!" Rush concluded, "Anyone with a mind like that ought to be elected President of the United States! TD -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 07:40:32 -0000 From: Wayne Short Subject: Re: Chris White/Louis Phillipe/Peter Lacey Good to hear that Chris White's Mouth Music is available on cd, my vinyl copy is well past its sell-by date!.. The album was first released on the famous Charisma label back in 76' when homages to The Beach Boys were few and far between, and Mr White's sterling album certainly gave me the hope that the summer was endless!. Grab a copy from EM records before I do!. I can't trace the Louis Phillipe 'Azure' album.... nevertheless, if you are hungry for LP LP's - Cherry Red have issued a cool compilation. Perhaps Kingsley Abobott can shed a little more light on the topic?... But be warned, some folks find his take on Wilson/Bacharach a little too sugary sweet, as Debussy would say, it's "music without feet". However its also beautifully arranged and recorded. Lastly, Mark Frumento wrote: > I'm sorry to say that I just don't put Peter Lacey in the same > category as Chris White, Chris Rainbow or Jeff Foskett (as > mentioned by Richard). I've tried to listen but can't get past > the singing. To my ears, Peter Lacey's vocal has echoes of the recent Bacharach/Costello liason and like Bourbon its an acquired taste. Also, the lo-fi aspect isn't everyone's cup of tea either. That said, I'd argue he does lyrically and harmonically ventures into rarer territory than Messrs White, Rainbow and Foskett. Whatever your taste in Brian's legacy, its a rich mine. best Wayne Short -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 21:41:51 -0800 (PST) From: Bob Hanes Subject: Phil and Brian Brian's "incident" was after Phil's. I would like to make clear that Brian didn't insist on the plane turning around as Phil did. Brian's actual plea was, "I can't go on any more". Being on the road and being the songwriter, arranger, producer, singer, and most recently husband was too much for the young guy. 4 to 5 albums a year! WOW! Brian's was an anxiety attack, as I'm sure Phil's was as well. Unfortunately for Brian it was defined as a "nervous break-down" and he was then treated as a bit of a pariah by his family and friends. It only seemed to make things worse in his world. Those were very different times with very different taboos about certain illness and the behaviors that those illnesses manifest. Some of the behaviors are quite amusing and some are just a shame and a pity. If we only knew then what we know now. But, I guess that's the whole point of life, huh? The Right Reverend Bob, dumb angel chapel, Church of the Harmonic Overdub -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 22:03:20 -0800 (PST) From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: Vinyl Junkies I said: > If someone handed me a sealed first-state butcher > cover copy of YESTERDAY AND TODAY, the first thing I'd > do is rip it open and play "And Your Bird Can Sing" > very loudly four or five times in a row. Records are > meant to be played, not secreted away! Eddy ripostes: > I wonder if you'd have that same attitude after you > paid a couple of grand for your sealed copy..." And that, finally, is why I'll never truly be a "record collector" as that term is commonly understood. The idea of dropping $2000 on a single album -- that I wouldn't even be allowed to open! -- when I could rescue 400 great albums from the remainder bins for that much money simply would never ever occur to me! S -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 09:58:54 +0100 From: Eddy Subject: Re: Grapefruit markt439 wrote: > I bought the first which is great > and passed on the second which is terrible. Love to know what happened > and why they changed their sound so drastically. We're not talking > about a small dropoff in quality, this was from great to unlistenable. Before the recording of the second album Pete Sweetenham left the band and was replaced by Bobby Ware and Mike Fowler, which is about the only reason I can give that would account for the drastic change in style. Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 10:44:18 -0000 From: Peter Kearns Subject: Al Kooper/Bob Dylan It is indeed a pleasure to bump into Al Kooper here. I was (and am) primarily a keyboard player for years before I moved into production and I have been an admirer of your work for a long time Al. Amongst my musical activities,I record the occasional cover for my own enjoyment and at the moment I'm part way through a version of Dylan's 'To Make You Feel My Love'. I realize it was on the recent 'Time Out Of Mind' album, but was the song actually an older one that hung around for years? For some reason I think this. I don't know why. Are you able to verify that either way Al? Cheers, Peter. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 08:28:09 EST From: Susan Subject: Re: Songs' running times Harry Nilsson used to say that if you couldn't make your point in two minutes, then it wasn't worth making. Or something like that. I'm with you, Laura...i miss those 2 1/2 minute gems! Susan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 13:45:34 -0000 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Gretchen Christopher John Sellards wrote, of "Since Gary Went In The Navy" > I'll send this on to Gretchen Christopher, whom I have been > trying to get to join this list...she may know. John. I for one would welcome Gretchen to the list. The lovely silky Fleetwoods are one of the treasures of the early 60s and quite, quite unique. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 15:33:35 -0000 From: Michael Edwards Subject: Ron Dante; Artie Butler Laura Pinto writes: > The Dante-(Gene) Allan songwriting team turned out dozens of tunes > for artists like Jay and The Americans, Johnny Mathis, Gary Lewis, > and Bobby Vee. One of the gems from these collaborators was "(He's) Raining' In My Sunshine" by Jay & The Americans (United Artists, 1966). Great drama and very full backing vocals. I remember this being a favorite of the late Kenny Everett when he was a DJ on Radio London. "(He's) Raining' In My Sunshine" also appeared on a J&TA album entitled "Try Some Of This", the sleeve notes to which tell us that Bob Feldman produced it and Jimmy Wisner was the arranger. The album featured 3 arrangers, one of whom was Artie Butler, now an esteemed Spectropop member. And what a job he did. The songs he arranged are: "You Ain't As Hip As All That Baby" (wr: Jeff Barry) "(There's) Always Something There To Remind Me" (Bacharach-David) "Where's The Girl" (Leiber-Stoller) "The Show Must Go On" (Barry-Artie Resnick) "Where Is The Village" (traditional) "Nature Boy" (traditional) "What To Do With Laurie" (Leiber-Stoller) One of the pics on the back cover features (I believe) Artie along with Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and J&TA. A very fine album, which is out on CD as part of a 2 on 1'er from the UK BGO label. (The other album is "Living Above Your Head"). Two of the above songs have received mention on this site. "Where's The Girl" has been recorded by Ben E King, Jerry Butler and Freddie Scott among others. "The Show Must Go On" was released by the Reveres (Jubilee, 1963) and a member wanted to know if anyone knew anything about that group. I guess he still does because I don't think anyone was able to respond. The Reveres sure sound like J&TA, though. Anyway, that's four threads rolled into one. Five if you would graciously concede the "brackets". Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 02:36:41 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Welcome; more Sally; strange and "inept" records; The Innocents; David's BBoys instrumental Welcome to Lloyd Thaxton, Ron Dante, Al Kooper, Eddie Rambeau, Artie Butler, and a whole lot more of you "first person" participants whose records I had the pleasure to play on the air and/or whose shows I heard or watched. Glad you're here! Lloyd Thaxton: > Questions I get most....If you are really interested I'll post > an answer. Don't want to bore anyone. Not my style. I promise you, Lloyd, we're interested and will NOT get bored. Michael Fishberg (and Artie Butler): > Further to the Jaynetts' "Sally Go 'Round The Roses" - the flip > was just the backing track (with the girls faintly heard). I > think I've got another 7" on Tuff by another group that has this > poor value phenomenon. To the list of Tuff singles Jules Normington cited, add The Joys on Valiant, "I Still Love Him," for a whiter shade of karaoke. And I thought the "Sally" backing was a great value - you could hear the timeless track more clearly, and it was a great deadroll to news back in AM radio days! Many of you probably know the famous piano riff has been either sampled or re-recorded on the track "Hard Petting" on the recent Tipsy Dave CD "Uh Oh" (Asphodel 2003). Re: inept records/performances/elements, I love how folks are nailing down some of my favorites. As Ian Slater notes, these discs somehow had the magic despite - or because of - the ineptitude. It's part of why so much mass-appeal music is so boring today - all the fun has been perfected out of it. On a related note: > [I]f there is anyone on this forum with perfect pitch, I > would like to ask if it [flat singing] bothers him or her. I have it; I'm aware of sour pitch, clinkers, etc., but they bother me only when they they're so wrong they detract from the performance. See my Innocents paragraph below. One such sour note that should detract but doesn't: the last vocal chord on the Elegants' otherwise magnificent #1 hit "Little Star" (the guy on the bottom of the chord is almost on a sharped fifth, and the band crashing in underscores the gravity of the error.) John Fox: > Even [Jan & Dean's] premiere "Baby Talk" was dismal. > Jan's even earlier premiere, "Jennie Lee" by Jan & Arnie, was > worse! Talk about unintelligible at any speed--I defy anyone > to listen to that record and come up with one word that's being > sung, other then "Oh Jennie Lee". Dismal? No. Mud-fi? Sure. I haven't figured "Jennie Lee" out yet 44 years in, and haven't cared - it is a great rock and roll record - apparently about a stripper no less, so maybe I would like to hear the lyrics! (They posted anywhere?) And you no doubt know that Arnie "Woo Woo" Ginsburg went on to become one of the radio legends of Boston.... I met Jan and Dean on the first tour after the accident in the '70's, and Dean confessed that he was really a visuals guy, not a singer. (Didn't hurt Fabian's career any....) It was a great night, and I still love J&D's early hits where it was all about rock and roll. Mick Patrick; > [T]he correct title of the Swans' track is actually "He's > Mine", not "I Love Him". Would this be the same song by Alice Wonder Land on Bardell? And Mick, thanks for posting Marcy Jo's "Since Gary Went Into The Navy" to musica. I didn't know it was about Gary Troxel, but have always loved the song. Speaking of Pittsburgh, do you or any member have Janet Deane's "Another Night Alone" available to post? This great ballad is the only lead I know by the late Janet Vogl of the Skyliners, and she smoulders! (One day I'll get my capabilities up to speed.) John Sellards: > The Innocents did an incredible job on "Gee Whiz", one of my > favorite records, and a pretty much flawless performance. Wonder > why they don't sound that great on other things? I have the LP > (I haven't listened to it in a few years) and recall some intonation > issues there as well. There's a fine Ace CD by the Innocents, "The Complete Indigo Records" (CDCHD 374), which includes some pretty nice out-takes and demos; although not all are in perfect tune, the songs work - you can hear where they were taking it. And oh, those misty voices - like a trio of Ritchie Valenses. (Art Longmire, "Honest I Do" was their first hit, not as big as "Gee Whiz." Both are on this CD.) The major missing track on the CD: "Tick Tock" (Trans-World 100, 1960), produced by Gary Paxton, Kim Fowley and Bobby Rey, unissued before "A Thousand Stars" and then issued when that track hit. A rare loud track for them, and excellent; not on CD yet, I'm told. You can check in the archives, Digest 853, Message 15 (April 11, 2003) for an interview via e-mail with them; it has the details. You can also go to www.theinnocentsmusic.com and check sound samples of four new songs available on CD. The original by Jim West sounds really good, and there's a remake of "Angel With A Heartache" (The Mavricks, Capitol early '60's, wr. Gary Paxton - how'd they find this phantom?!? The original is superb!). It's a bit pricey, but hey, my check's in the mail to them. (The Ace CD is available there, too.) Joe Nelson: > Jim Abbott will be interviewing Austin [Roberts] on the 60's > and 70's show at WNHU in a few weeks.... Could you please post the date and time? I'm frequently in Connecticut and would love to hear it. Rashkovski references "a very good and very funny LP titled, "My Son The Folk Singer" by Allan Sherman on Warner Brothers C1962." Indeed - the Stan Freberg of Jewish crossover humor. Always funny, frequently brilliant. And I'm still laughing over your Sam Chalpin story, Mike. Ed should be ashamed of himself. David in Chicago: > With all of the debate flying around recently regarding > influence and imitation, I thought I'd throw online one > of my favorite, Beach-Boys-stylized-but-still-quite-good > instrumentals. Musica's full, so I put it up at: > http://www.lukpac.org/~handmade/bn/villageonthesea.mp3 > Tell me which category you think this falls into. "Let's Go Away For A While" re-written sideways. Also the beautiful "After The Game" by the Survivors, a Brian composition. I'd call it an homage. Very pleasing sounds. Do you have an artist and title credit on it for my files, please? And now it's time for me to go away for a while.... Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 21:44:58 -0800 (PST) From: Bob Hanes Subject: PS to my Brian post There are a bevy of "yanks" going to England for the RFH (and a few beyond that) shows! Reum, Priore, Lega, just to mention a few that are active on the net. Many, many more, aside from the Leaf's and such. It'll be a "gas" to use a word Brian used in the sixties. The Right Reverend Bob, dumb angel chapel, Church of the Harmonic Overdub -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 00:10:00 EST From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Austin Roberts - Upbeat TV show. Laura, It's acyually fun to remember the `not so slick' things that have happened to me in this business I love so much and these things happened sans drugs. Did I miss something? Austin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 04:39:55 -0000 From: Peter Kearns Subject: Re: Jon Brion!!! and "Organic" and Chutzpah Albabe Gordon wrote > So in terms of organic or digital; isn't it "What you do with > what you got", rather than "What you got?" Yes, I would absolutely agree. > My Mom used to say that... but I was an ugly kid and needed the > Hootspa.. Hootspa?? Please fill me in. :-) Peter Kearns -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 16:02:54 -0000 From: ontariofan Subject: Rag Dolls / Bernadette Carroll I am looking for any CD's that would contain songs by two of my favorite "girl-group sound" performers, The Rag Dolls and Bernadette Carroll. Any suggestions? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 16:26:28 -0000 From: Mark Subject: Why we collect records I don't know if I would fit in the record collector category, although I do collect. I consider myself a music collector and I look for music I like. Much of this consists of songs recorded on vinyl which will never see a CD release. I am not one of these people who refuses to accept advances in technology and insists on the vinyl format just because that happened to be the prevailing form when they were children. If I can get something on CD, great, I prefer it. If I can't, then I go for the vinyl. If it then gets released on CD, I no longer feel a need to keep the vinyl. I also have lots of music on DAT and minidisc as well. Again, like I said, I collect music. I want it to be as good a quality as I can get it but I'm not hung up on the format as many vinyl people are. But, hey to each his own. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 16:20:59 -0000 From: Mark Subject: Question for Austin and Ron Just wanted to ask you guys how you felt about the term "bubblegum" being used in relation to your music. Is is something that you don't mind or are you offended by it? It seems that it began to get used for most uptempo, cheery, happy sounding pop at some point. I personally don't mind it although I prefer the term "sunshine pop" myself. Over the years, the term bubblegum has gotten so corrupted that it is now used for any kind of music that appeals to teens, regardless of what type of music it is. I personally don't think I've heard true bubblegum since Debbie Gibson in the late 80s. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 17:14:54 +0100 From: Eddy Subject: Re: Beatles footage Steveo wrote: > Ed, There's a scene in the film documenting the Beatles first > trip to New York in 1964 whilst they are staying at the Plaza > Hotel. On there way there in the car, they have these give-a-way > "Pepsi" transistor radios. Paul is listening to your song "Navy > Blue" by Diane Renay. Just wondered if you ever saw thet piece > of footage? Ed Rambeau wrote: > No, Steveo, I never did. Never even heard about it till now. Do > you have the footage? Would love a copy if you do. Steveo: > Ed, This footage with "Navy Blue" playing on the Beatles > transistor radios in their limo is on a dvd called "The First U.S. > Visit"(The Beatles)released by Apple Records/MPI Home Video DVD > 6218 in 1998. Should be available in Video Stores. If you can't > find it after awhile,I'll loan you mine. : ) An expanded version of this video is scheduled for release on dvd on February 3rd. Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 16:41:19 -0000 From: C. Ponti Subject: Re: Zal Yanovsky > ... No one had a better appreciation of troubled minds than the > brilliant, winning, and sadly, late Zal Yanovsky of the Lovin' > Spoonful... What a wonderful, innovative guitarist and a > delightful, mischievous human being he was... TD: > Tom Rush dedicated a song to Zal Yanovsky while tuning his guitar > on stage at the Filmore East during a concert in April of 1967. > Rush said that Yanovsky smuggled a can of vegtable soup onto an > airplane. While making airsick noises, Zal dumped the vegtable > soup into the "barf bag". When a stewardess came to his seat and > asked if he needed help, Zal said, "Yes! Bring me a spoon!" Rush > concluded, "Anyone with a mind like that ought to be elected > President of the United States! TD, A recent slide show of Henry Diltz' work took place at Apple in Soho. It featured a wealth of Diltz' album covers and random shots from the 60's. One was of "the flaming toilet". Zal would often, upon entering a new hotel room, fill the toilet with lighter fluid and toss in a match. He was kind of our American Keith Moon..... C -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 16:59:09 -0000 From: Bob Celli Subject: Feldman, Goldstein, and Gottehrer I can recall seeing the names Feldman, Goldstein, and Gottehrer on the flip sides on a couple of my early Bobby Vee singles and thinking they were easily good enough to be the "A" sides! Tunes like "A Letter From Betty",and "Bobby Tomorrow" come immediately to mind. As a matter of fact, "Bobby Tomorrow" was released as the "A" side in England and did quite well. The tracks were obviously written with Bobby Vee in mind and fit his style perfectly. Bob Feldman's name again appeared in the late sixties on Bobby's "Come Back When You Grow Up" album. Many years later while researching unreleased tracks for upcoming reissue projects, we came across a couple of other gems, the brilliantly arranged "Willingly" and "Rhythm of Love". "Willingly" ended up on the double cd out of the UK. "Rhythm of Love" remains in the can. There was also a demo session in the vault done with the Strangeloves with what I would assume are other tracks written by the trio. The titles were "Because of Him", How About You?", "Something About You", and another version of "Rhythm of Love". I was wondering if any of these songs were recorded and released by any one else, and also, what are these three great talents up to now? Bob Celli -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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