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Spectropop - Digest Number 1347

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 24 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Keith Hampshire
           From: Damian 
      2. Re: Moondog meets The Lonely Goat Herd?
           From: Simon White 
      3. Re: friends / John Beland
           From: Al Kooper 
      4. Re: Sharon Tandy
           From: Dieter P Wirth 
      5. Re: NYCYAW / Teacho W. / Lorraine E. / 360 degree stereo
           From: Al Kooper 
      6. Re: "Just One Smile" / "You Don't Love Me"
           From: Jim Shannon 
      7. Re: don't Hassles me, man ...
           From: Phil X. Milstein 
      8. Re: Hassles / first UK finds
           From: Al Kooper 
      9. Re: Moondog did meet The Lonely Goat Herd
           From: Norm D. 
     10. Gerry and Pacemakers
           From: Jim Shannon 
     11. Donna Loren on T.V. Feb 16th
           From: John Grecco 
     12. Re: Lownly Crowde version of Shadows & Reflections
           From: Harvey WIlliams 
     13. Re: Teacho Wiltshire
           From: Artie Butler 
     14. Re: Arbors day
           From: Austin Roberts 
     15. Re: Mann & Weil musical
           From: Don Hertel 
     16. new Girl Group release
           From: Guy Lawrence 
     17. Progresive Monkees; Philles pressings; new Innocents CD; RIP Alzo; Gregory Howard info?
           From: Country Paul 
     18. Eleven of the best
           From: Al Kooper 
     19. Johnny Cymbal Website Request
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     20. The Sweet Chariot / Ashford & Simpson / The Followers
           From: Mick Patrick 
     21. welcome Donna Marie
           From: Phil X. Milstein 
     22. Goffin & King @ Musica
           From: Don 
     23. Re: Gerry and Pacemakers
           From: Clark Besch 
     24. The Guaranteed label
           From: Paul Evans 

Message: 1 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 15:23:22 -0000 From: Damian Subject: Re: Keith Hampshire Javed Jari wrote: > Actually Keith was a DJ on CHUM's main competitor CKFH AM 1430. Before coming to 'FH in 1968 to do middays, Hampshire was a Radio Caroline (South) deejay briefly in 1967. Damian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 15:02:17 -0000 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Moondog meets The Lonely Goat Herd? Dr M Rashkovsky wrote: > I know he was a trained musician, but he was also quite > strange -- hard to picture him and Julie Andrews. Kind of > like Esquerita recording with Itzhak Perlman. I thought he did -- "Esquerita and the Voola"? Woo Hoo, Simorita -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 09:21:46 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: friends / John Beland previously: > but I got Al' great "You Never Know Who Your Friends Are"in a > mono/stereo Dj with a great pic sleeve of his "friends" having Al > tied up! Al, were these people on the sleeve friends? Yeah I've got friends in that picture. But the best is a rare glimpse of Giorgio Gomelsky. He's the guy that discovered & produced early Yardbird trax b4 Mickey Most. He's the one with black hair & beard. I swear I didn't know any of the midgets in the shoot, however. previously: > I went to John Beland's website and saw commentary from > Austin Roberts about him.....He later was in the Flying > Burrito Bros and did tons of sessions as well as a solo > LP on Scepter in the early 70's with the single "Banjo Man" > by the re-named John Edward Beland. I worked with John Beland on a Rick Nelson album I produced for Epic that remains unreleased. He played great guitar. Somewhere I have a photo of Rick, John & myself. This was in the 1978 period. Al Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 11:28:34 EST From: Dieter P Wirth Subject: Re: Sharon Tandy Mick Patrick: > Sharon (Tandy) is staging a comeback gig in London on Feb 19th > to mark the release of the CD. The CD is called "You gotta believe it's..." and has the catalogue number CDWIKD 233. Just seen it offered for 11.99 UKP on Amazon UK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 14:28:57 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: NYCYAW / Teacho W. / Lorraine E. / 360 degree stereo Jim Shannon wrote: > Fast speed to Al Kooper; one of my favorite songs was a great > composition called "New York City (You're A Woman)." Really nice > vocals and lyrics. Also, good song to seg with on radio. James Botticelli wrote: > Is that from "I Stand Alone"? I actually have the book of sheet music for > that LP. And if Al could let us know if he's still at Berklee. NYCYAW is from the album of the same name. The "sheet music" you have is not just from I Stand Alone. It's nauseatingly called "Songs That Stand Alone", and covers material from about 3 or 4 albums. I left Berklee in 2001 when I lost 2/3 of my sight ... Rashkovsky wrote: > At this time I am more prepared to think the name came from Teachout. > At the same time, I will bow to Koop's greater knowledge in all things > music. I am loathe to disagree with him unless armed with the Holy Bible, > the Encyclopedia Brittanica and a Mossburg Persuader, 12 Gauge, Pistol Grip. Believe me, Rashkovsky, the only thing French that passed through Teacho Wiltshire was a french fry. I'm sure he got the nickname because he mentored so many people early on.. Oh and did I mention that I authored the Bob Dylan entry in the Encyclopedia Brittanica thats under your arm? Taste Tungsten, dude. Mark wrote: > Al Kooper: from the list of songs you mentioned, I noticed Ernie Andrews > "Where Were You When I Needed You" and Lorraine Ellison's "I'm Over > You" -- these are both fine beat ballads. I have the Lorraine Ellison "Best > Of" CD that Ichiban issued sometime ago (out of print now), and there's > another song of yours on there, the funky "Doin' Me Dirty" (from the movie > The Landlord). Did you ever meet Lorraine Ellison? Mark -- I produced two trax with Lorraine for The Landlord soundtrack, so I more than met her. The two songs were Al originals called Let Me Love You and Doin' Me Dirty. Gotta lotta help from Jerry Ragavoy. The interesting tie-in with Lorraine & I is I got the song Wake Me Shake Me, from a group called The Golden Chords that she was in around 1964 outa Philly. She was a delight to work with, and The Blues Project would not have had a strong closer without her & The Golden Chords. It appeared on a Columbia anthology concerning a gospel club (!) in NYC called The Sweet Chariot. I used to hang out there most every night and hear amazing music. The waitresses were dressed like angels and everyone got a tambourine upon entering. It was a Mob-owned joint and stayed open around 15 months. Steveo wrote: It's all in the mastering, Steve O. If it's well done, it sounds great. If it's not, it sounds like The Lynyrd Skynyrd box set, which is a great example of not knowing how to master something. At Columbia Records there was a bunch of cubicles where all the records were "mastered" on a daily basis. Mastering at the time was taking the master tapes and transferring them to pressing lacquers, which were used to press the records. If you didn't know the right people, your records went along an assembly line that was horrifying. I found out the hard way by losing my first three solo albums to ignorance. Once I was in the know my 360 degree stereos sounded much better. Al Kooper Eventual Master of Mastering -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 15:22:32 -0000 From: Jim Shannon Subject: Re: "Just One Smile" / "You Don't Love Me" Bob Radil wrote: > "Just One Smile" is from the 1st BS+T LP, "Child Is Father To The > Man". "You Don't Love Me" is a cut from Bloomfield Kooper Stills' > "SuperSession" LP. I was hoping Al Kooper would see the post. Don't forget the soft jazzy song "Harvey's Tune", from "Supersession". Jim Shannon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 13:06:37 +0000 From: Phil X. Milstein Subject: Re: don't Hassles me, man ... Larry Lapka wrote: > The Hassles were on United Artists. They released two albums and > several singles under the Hassles name. I have one of their albums > somewhere here, and if I remember correctly, Billy Joel is listed as > "Billy Joe." I don't know about their recorded output, but The Hassles did make one of the last of the Scopitone films, of their song "I Hear Voices" (not the Screamin' Jay Hawkins song of the same title). It's a real 1967 period piece, with the group garbed in paisley shirts and those vertically striped pirate bells, and looking very uncomfortable in the woodlands setting. They didn't lug any instruments out there, so they make no bones of the fact that they're lip-syncing. I assume it is the drummer who plays a bit of air drums (or perhaps he taps on a log), and apart from the lead singer the rest of the band do little more than feign backing vocals. Billy Joe*, behind a modest walrus-ish mustache, is mostly shot in profile view, puffing angrily on a ciggy between b.g. vox. --Phil M. *Has anyone done a tribute album to him yet, entitled "Ode To Billy Joel"? Seems a natural. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 01:39:10 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Hassles / first UK finds Jim Shannon: > From the "lost songs on the radio" category: Anyone recall Billy > Joel's first band "The Hassles"? The band originated on Long > Island and had a minor regional hit called "Every Step I Take," > released sometime in the spring of '68. Not sure what label it > was recorded on. > Fast speed to Al Kooper; one of my favorite songs was a great > composition called "New York City (You're A Woman)." Really nice > vocals and lyrics. Also, good song to seg with on radio. Hi Jim, As a fellow Long Islander, the Hassles were on UA. Thanks for the kind words about "New York City (You're A Woman)". I just added it to my solo show as I still get many requests for it (probably not from people from Pine Bluffs). previously: > What other albums did you pick up during your first UK trip? Downliners Sect, Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll, Quatermass, Edgar Broughton Band, Blue Mink ... ya know -- all those Grammy winners. Al Kooper Brit librarian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 23:37:03 -0800 (PST) From: Norm D. Subject: Re: Moondog did meet The Lonely Goat Herd previously: > Well, The Moondog did do an album with Julie Andrews in the 50s, so I > could almost go for Phil's reply. Does anyone know where the Moondog/ > Julie Andrews collaboration can be obtained? Mike Rashkow wrote: > Who's zoomin' who here? That dude that used to stand out there on 5th > Ave. dressed like a Viking with a pullcart -- he recorded with Julie Andrews? > I mean I know he was a trained musician, but he was also quite strange > -- hard to picture him and Julie Andrews. Kind of like Esquerita recording > with Itzhak Perlman. I heard a track of it on a BBC Radio 3 prog. on Louis Hardin / The Moondog a few years back. It's of Mother Goose songs and nursery rhymes: this fan site gives the album details: Julie Andrews is said to have had trouble with the rhythms of the music Moondog wrote. His musical credibility has gained considerable stature in recent years, more so since his death. Also, apparently, he successfully sued Alan Freed for plagiarising the name "Moondog". That must have def. been a first: getting money out of Alan Freed.... Norm D. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 18:43:33 -0000 From: Jim Shannon Subject: Gerry and Pacemakers In the continuing efforts to re-build my pop music library, still looking to add what was the Pacemakers last single (released in spring of '69, on Laurie Records), "Girl on a Swing". A decent song, it never charted above 30. Anyone know if it 's available on CD? You never hear this one on the so-called "oldies "stations. Jim Shannon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 08:18:13 -0000 From: John Grecco Subject: Donna Loren on T.V. Feb 16th Just received a press release and thought the Spectropop Group would be interested. Shindig's own Donna Loren will be appearing on an episode of TLC's "A Makeover Story" to be shown Monday, February 16th at 12:30 PM (EST). Donna is featured as the stylist helping to makeover the candidates in this episode of the series. The filming took place at Donna and Jered's "Adasa" Waikiki Store in the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort. John Grecco -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 22:50:18 -0000 From: Harvey WIlliams Subject: Re: Lownly Crowde version of Shadows & Reflections John Berg asked: >Does anybody in the Spectropop universe know where I can > hear the Lownly Crowde version of Shadows & Reflections, > as released on an MGM single in the mid-'60s? I was about to play this to musica, but space seems to be low at the moment, so I've uploaded it to my own webspace at I've not been able to find out anything about the "band", but the disc itself was produced by Tom Wilson, the subject of much discussion 'round here not too long ago. The flip is an instrumental version of the same song. Maybe I'll upload that too if there's any interest. Harvey W. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 03:11:03 EST From: Artie Butler Subject: Re: Teacho Wiltshire To anyone who wants to know about Teacho Wiltshire, his real name was Gladstone Wiltshire. As a young musician in New York in the late '50s-early '60s working my way into the studios, I played on dozens of sessions for him. Many of the sessions had the same players: Drums - Panama Francis, and Gary Chester in later years Bass - Al Lucas, Milt Hinton, Carl Bruzer, Barney Richmond, Joe Benjamin, Russ Savakus I even remember playing on some of his dates with George Duvivier: Guitar - Carl Lynch, Wally Richardson, Everett Barksdale, Billy Butler, Al Caiola, Bucky Pizzarelli, Charley Macey, Artie Ryerson, Billy Suyker Piano & organ - Ernie Hayes, Moe Wechsler, Bert Keyes, Kelly Owens Percussion - Phil Krauss, George Devens, Terry Snider, Brad Spinney Sax and harmonica - Buddy Lucas Sax - Sam "The Man" Taylor, Big Al Sears, Sil Austin, Bill Rommel, Georgie Auld, Seldon Powell I hope this is of some interest. Artie Butler -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 08:16:04 EST From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Arbors day Paul, I was lucky enough to produce The Arbors in the early '70s. They were not only talented, but great guys and very easy to work with. Austin Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 19:33:25 -0000 From: Don Hertel Subject: Re: Mann & Weil musical Mikey wrote: > Don, when and where is the Mann / Weil show? I live in Manhattan. Barry and Cynthia will be performing in a new musical based on their catalogue of hit songs, entitled THEY WROTE THAT? The show will have a limited engagement, beginning January 15, 2004 in New York City at the McGinn/Cazale Theater, Broadway and 76th Street, directly above the Promenade Theater. Show times are Tuesday-Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2 and 8PM and Sunday at 3PM. The show is being directed by Tony Award- winning director Richard Maltby, Jr. and produced by James B. Freydberg and CTM Productions. Tickets are available at or by calling 212 239-6200. Don -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 22:53:07 -0000 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: new Girl Group release Going through the (U.K.) release schedules today, I noticed that Universal TV are releasing a Sixties Girl Group compilation on the 23rd of this month, entitled "Leaders Of The Pack" (9811326). The collection, like all the label's titles, will be a double CD, and is likely to be advertised on TV and aimed at the charts. I'm not sure what inspired this release (it doesn't take much sometimes for the majors to feel the need to chuck out a themed TV ad album), but it should be interesting to see how well it sells and indeed what's included, bearing in mind that Universal distribute Motown and Mercury these days. If I get hold of a tracklisting I'll let you know -- come to think of it, were any S'pop members involved in its creation? Guy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 00:57:53 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Progresive Monkees; Philles pressings; new Innocents CD; RIP Alzo; Gregory Howard info? Mark "mfuncle" questions The Monkees: > I don't really know exactly what they were trying to accomplish > with Head and with that abominable special. Their audience was the > pre-teens, the 8 to 14 year old age group. That's the group I was in. > That's who they were making music for. The Beatles weren't for us, > they were for the older teenagers. ...and then answers his own question: > So The Monkees completely abandoned the audience they had in order > to try to win acceptance from the audience that wanted nothing to do > with them. I don't know how old you were when the Monkees appeared on the scene, Mark, but I'll guess I have a couple of years on you. The sociology of the time was that the Monkees were a commercialized, formularized bowdlerization of "the real thing," The Beatles. Yes, they were pitched at a younger and more pop-oriented audience; but they themselves were of similar ages to the Beatles, and, particularly for the career musicians in the group, the constant drubbing by the tastemaking rock press must have been very painful to them. (Much of the more universal appreciation of their music has come in later years; the music scene was highly stratafied into the "hip" and the "square" during that part of the 60's.) I do wonder how Davy Jones ultimately felt about the group. When I interviewed him immediately post-first- breakup, he said, in essence (I don't remember his exact words, and sadly the interview wasn't recorded), "I'm an actor; I was a successful actor before The Monkees, I played a Monkee, and I'll continue to be an actor afterward." As far as your thesis regarding an "audience that wanted nothing to do with them," Mike Nesmith had previous progressive credentials with his compositions "Some of Shelly's Blues" and "Different Drum"; I always found his Monkees songs to be on the more adventurous side, and highly listenable; and he found commercial and progressive acceptance with The First National Band, particularly the hit single "Joanne." (They also did a deliciously atmospheric version of the old cowboy standard "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," which is my personal definitive version of that song.) I've never seen either Head or the TV special, so I can't comment on their content, but the Head album has some moments, and contains what is in my opinion the group's masterpiece in its single-length version, "Porpoise Song." There are also many Monkees tracks I like from their prime (and some I dislike as well). And that's the opinion of one pop-rooted and pop-loving progressive guy. I appreciate your opinion, Mark; perhaps I helped put both of ours into some historical perspective. steveo, Re: Lovin' Feelin' on Philles - Bad Pressings: > I remember reading that Phil Spector's company started > using record pressing plants in Mexico I believe it > was, and Phil was opting for cheaper pressing costs. > This may account for some of the bad pressings for > Philles. The east coast pressings were done by whoever did the Jamie-Guyden pressings - thick, heavy vinyl which was very durable when cuing on the radio, though not always the quietest surface. Someone noted off-center pressings of some Righteous Brothers records; every label had some problems with that, although occasionally egregious examples would escape "quality control" and required some manual maneuvering to get them to track right. I just got the Innocents' new 4-song CD. Comments: truer harmonies than ever; their voices have matured and are less breathy and unique, but still highly listenable; much thicker instrumentation that they traditionally used. There are two originals, the first and last, that are quite nice, and there's a credible but more countrified version of the Mavricks' great "Angel With A Heartache" (Capitol c. 1962, wr. Gary Paxton) with some gorgeous steel guitar work surrounding their vocals. (Someone should play that original version to musica; I'd bet it's never made it to CD.) The Innocents still play out; I wonder what they're like live, but I'm on the wrong coast to find out. More info and samples: Damion, re: Alzo (Fred Affronti), sad passing..... > Just a quick note -- my uncle, Fred Affronti (Alzo) from > Port Jefferson, New York just passed away this Sunday > from a massive heart attack. He had just spent 30 years > getting his work re-released on a Japanese label. He had > some releases on the Bell label and the Apple label. > He was a great artist and will be sorely sorely missed. Damion, my condolences (a bit late, I fear, as I'm desperately trying to catch up). Your uncle's Bell albums actually got significant airplay by a couple of our air staff at WHCN in Hartford, including Jim Shannon (who's new to this group). I think he actually sold a few copies up our way. I hope the Japanese reissues go well. Sad to hear of Mary Wilson's TIA; I hope she's back up to full power. I met her a couple of years ago when we cut a PSA (Public Service Announcement) together in New York; she's smart, sweet, and still very beautiful. ("Talented" goes without saying.) Per Martin Roberts' note, I must add my cheers to Gregory Howard's "When In Love (Do As Lovers Do)" (Kapp, 1963), a superb uptempo doo-wop co-written by Al Kooper. I may be wrong - haven't read ahead of last Tuesday yet - but I was told way back when that the Gee-Tones (Gee 1013) is a bootleg and a bogus name. I am curious, though, who the backing group really was. Could Al or anyone shed more light on this record? Also, Kapp had a few delightful late doo-wop groups in the early 60's, one of the biggest being the one-shot hit "Echo" by The Emotions, and another being the career of Ruby & The Romantics ("Our Day Will Come"), who did a wonderful early-60's doo-wop, "Moonlight and Memories." Thanks to Johnny and Nancy Tillotson and Dan Hughes for the answers to my questions. Art Longmire and Phil Milstein cite "John Kerry: Rock Bassist": What a fascinating sidebar. Maybe he and sax man Bill Clinton could get together and jam in the Oval office! Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 07:26:54 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: Eleven of the best Lawdy Miss Clawdy -- I'm starting my first Spectropop thread!!! I was leafin' thru the 45s last night, picked out some faves and wondered if anyone enjoyed these as much as I do: 1) Carl Hall - You Don't Know Nuthin' About Love (Loma 2086). The original version of this oft-cut soul stopper. Jerry Ragovoy wrote & produced. 2) Lloyd Price - Tryin' To Slip Away (GSF 6904). Mick Jagger turned me onto this in Colony Record Shop in New York City in the wee hours. Written & produced by Lloyd & Frederick Knight, this is the only deep soul record I know with a banjo solo!!! 3) Clarence Palmer & The Jive Bombers (Savoy 1515) You Took My Love/Cherry. The follow-up to "Bad Boy" was not as well-received, but as well sung. 4) Etta James - I Got You Babe (Cadet 5806). Yes, it's the Sonny & Cher cover, but an amazing, blistering version from Rick Hall's Fame Studios in Alabama. I got the groove I played on piano on "You Can't Always Get What You Want" from this track! 5) Bobby Freeman - (I Do The) Shimmy-Shimmy (King 5373). This rocks so hard. One of the few times a drummer actually steals the record from the performer. Wish I knew who that drummer was, gang...(hint hint) 6) Aldora Britton - No Cookies In My Bag (Decca 732500) A serious soul ballad with a title like that? No wonder it's obscure. A guilty pleasure written & produced by Arnold Capitanelli & Robert O'Connor, arranged by Artie Schroeck. Anybody else onboard here? 7) Little Beaver - Mama Forgot To Tell Me (Cat 1983) One of my guitar heros also has a great voice. This ersatz James Brown track lives up to its inspiration. Remembered for the slight track Party Down and for playing all the guits on Betty Wright's Clean Up Woman, this man left a trail of great catalogue in the singles department. Plays on Joss Stone's new hit album 8) Stevie Wonder - I Don't Know Why (Tamla-54180) Sometime flip of My Cherie Amour, this is a great song and one of the top ten vocal performances I ever heard. Unreasonably obscure. I covered this on my solo album You Never Know Who Your Friends Are. 9) Turley Richards - I Heard The Voice of Jesus (WB 7397) Not unlike The Sounds Of Silence, this track was cut acoustically and then a huge orchestra was overdubbed onto it. A blind, southern white man will give you serious chills on this Edwin Hawkins cover. Worth finding! 10) Lakeside - I Want To Hold Your Hand - (Solar 47954-A) I love soul Beatles covers!!! This is a great arrangement you would never expect. I'm cheating cause it's 70's, but you'll love it. 11) Eric Hine - Not Fade Away (Radioactive 101) This is a UK single probably self-powered all down the line. One of the weirdest tracks I've ever heard. Bought it when I lived in London 1979 (another cheat) any spectro-UKers into this one? Would LOVE to hear from people who enjoy this stuff and thanks for letting me air my loves! Al Kooper Soul Clinician -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 20:01:05 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Johnny Cymbal Website Request Hello all S'Poppers, RexStrother and I are working together (with a little help from a certain Brit MP) to create a website for Johnny Cymbal. This is a work in progress, but we are getting there and hope to have it up for preview within a month. If any of you out there have any personal remembrances about him on how his music may have impacted you, we'd love to have you write something we could use as part of the site. Just write whatever you wish and send it to me personally at this address: Rex also asks once again if anyone has reviews, photos, articles any other promotional, publicity or public relations material to please contact him at: Thanks for any assistance you can offer, including forwarding this to any other sites or groups where help might exist. Mike Rashkow Thanks -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 01:26:37 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: The Sweet Chariot / Ashford & Simpson / The Followers Al Kooper: > ...The interesting tie-in with Lorraine (Ellison) & I is I got > the song Wake Me Shake Me, from a group called The Golden Chords > that she was in around 1964 outa Philly. She was a delight to > work with, and The Blues Project would not have had a strong > closer without her & The Golden Chords. It appeared on a Columbia > anthology concerning a gospel club (!) in NYC called The Sweet > Chariot. I used to hang out there most every night and hear > amazing music. The waitresses were dressed like angels and > everyone got a tambourine upon entering. It was a Mob-owned joint > and stayed open around 15 months. Praise the Lord! Great story, Al - thanks. Do you remember seeing a group called the Followers? They were regulars at the Sweet Chariot, I believe. Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford were members of the group, long before they were ever an item. The Followers' album is hot stuff. The duo debuted in the secular field as Valerie & Nick on (Henry Glover's) Glover label very shortly afterwards. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 21:26:13 -0500 From: Phil X. Milstein Subject: welcome Donna Marie Dear Donna Marie, Are you a little bit country AND a little bit rocknroll? Sorry -- I'm sure you're sick of that one, but I just couldn't resist. By the way I quite dig the two sides of yours that we've heard recently from musica. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 05:32:12 -0000 From: Don Subject: Goffin & King @ Musica I posted two songs to Musica. One is an Australian cover of "Every Breath I Take" by Grantley Dee. He was blind and a DJ at 17. The second is another Goffin/King tune called "Prairie" by The Gateway Singers. It was recorded in 1959 on an album called Wagon's West. This song would preceed "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Take Good Care Of My Baby". Don -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 06:03:28 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Gerry and Pacemakers Jim Shannon wrote: > Pacemakers last single (released in spring of '69, on Laurie > Records), "Girl on a Swing". Jim, That great song is on Gerry & Pacemakers great Legendary Masters Cd on Capitol. Deleted now, but likely to be found many places. Could be a Collectibles reissue? Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 11:26:50 -0000 From: Paul Evans Subject: The Guaranteed label steveo wrote: > Paul, I would like to ask about your label Guaranteed Records. What > is the the story on it, and who owned it? Steveo, Guaranteed Records was a subsidiary of Joe Carlton's Carlton Records. Joe was formerly a honcho at RCA Records (Head of A&R ?). He then formed Carlton Records and had hits by Jack Scott and Anita Bryant. Guaranteed was his "Rock 'n' Roll" label. "Seven Little Girls" was originally brought to Joe by the writers - Lee Pockriss and Bob Hilliard - for Merv Griffin on Carlton. Joe liked the demo and released it "as is" on Guaranteed and presto - I had a career. > First off, welcome to Jerry Osbourne, Paul Evans and Donna Marie! Hey Mark, Thanks for the welcome. I am amazed at the depth of discussion that Spectropop members get into vis-a-vis my career. It's quite flattering and very rewarding. > He had an interesting story about "Roses Are Red". Hey Bob, Bobby Vee singing "Roses Are Red"? Would have been a terrific match. Thanks for the story, Paul Evans -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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