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Spectropop - Digest Number 1371

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There are 22 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. New Nashville CD release
           From: Nick Archer 
      2. Re: Simon & Garfunkel sessions
           From: Al Kooper 
      3. Re: Scott English vs. Looking Glass
           From: Joe Nelson 
      4. Re: Smile Show photos
           From: Phil X. Milstein 
      5. Re: New Leaders Of The Pack girl group CD
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      6. Re: "Closer To The Aisle"
           From: James Botticelli 
      7. Re: Brian Wilson's SMiLE
           From: Bob Hanes 
      8. Gene Hughes in Today's "Nancy" Comic Strip
           From: Skip Woolwine 
      9. Re: UK Smile
           From: Mark Johnston 
     10. Pantomime
           From: John Stewart 
     11. The Groop - Midnight Cowboy
           From: Mike Dugo 
     12. Re: UK Smile
           From: Watson Macblue 
     13. Re: Jerry Naylor/City Lights
           From: Bob Celli 
     14. McCoys - Beat The Clock
           From: Various 
     15. Re: Rising Sons, Jesse Lee Kincaid
           From: Stephane Rebeschini 
     16. name games
           From: Various 
     17. Re: Scott English
           From: Peter McCray 
     18. Mary Wilson interview
           From: Stephanie 
     19. Rupert Holmes
           From: Various 
     20. Lance Drake / Blue Beats
           From: Jim Shannon 
     21. Josie Cotton
           From: Scott Shot 
     22. Re: Scott English
           From: Ed Salamon 

Message: 1 Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 04:27:32 -0600 From: Nick Archer Subject: New Nashville CD release Nashville's Country Music Foundation is releasing a compilation CD of Nashville Black Music, pop and soul, in conjunction with a new exhibit opening in March. Read a great article about it in the Nashville Scene this week: There's also a review of last week's Zombies appearance. Nick Archer Check out Nashville's classic radio station SM95 at -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 11:35:42 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Simon & Garfunkel sessions Raskhow wrote: > I'm wondering if he came from LA to NYC to do it or whether that one was > recorded in LA. I always think of S&G recording in Columbia, NY because of > Roy Hallee -- but that might not have been the case. Anyone?? I think it's likely > that Koop The Keyboard Maven will know the answer. Hit that buzzer, Al Fonts! BZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!! They'd go out to CA if they wanted to. Hallee was comfortable anywhere he could set up a plethora of machines. Some of Bookends was done in LA, so why not BOTW??? Frank wrote: > Since Larry Knechtel played on the S&G album together with Hal > Blaine and Joe Osborn I assume they recorded it in L.A. In those days, Columbia Records had a union contract with sound engineers that forbade reecording anywhere but Columbia Studios, of which there were many geographic choices. If Knechtel, Blaine & Osborn are on something, it was cut at Columbia Studios in LA -- I believe it was 6121 Sunset Blvd. I recorded there quite a bit, and guested on Taj Mahals "Natchul Blues" album in those studios. Producers were not allowed to touch the consoles, and most of the desks in the control rooms had rotary knobs for faders!!! Al Kooper Primitive Reminiscing, Inc. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 12:35:43 -0500 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Scott English vs. Looking Glass Artie Wayne: > Since Looking Glass just had a big hit in the U.S. on a song > with that title, Clive Davis, head of Barry Manilows record > label suggested a title change. Not to mention that the Scott English version charted around the same time the Looking Glass record was being prepared. Was the (You're A Fine Girl) subtitle added to avoid confusion with the English single? Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 14:06:34 -0500 From: Phil X. Milstein Subject: Re: Smile Show photos Harvey Williams wrote: > If anyone's interested, I've been posting photos of the Smile > shows up on > I'm sure I'll be posting more as the concerts progress. > Comments welcome! The shows have, of course, been absolutely > stunning, everything I expected them to be and so much more. > I've yet to hear or read a single negative word about them. Some groovy shots, Harvey! However, it seems sadly ironic that Brian himself isn't seen Smiling in any of them. Hopefully, he's doing so from the inside out, at least. By the way is that George Martin McCartney's seen shaking hands with? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 20:47:26 -0000 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Re: New Leaders Of The Pack girl group CD Mikey wrote: > Is that the same track listing as the "Growing Up Too Fast" > set from the mid 90s? Almost certainly not as this label concentrates solely on TV advertised, broad appeal stuff. My main interest stems from wondering just what tracks will get included (it's a double CD) and how it will compare to a more specialist release like "Growing Up". Regards, Guy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 15:56:29 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: "Closer To The Aisle" suddyb2000 wrote: > Does anyone know of a version of "Closer To The Aisle" other > than the one by the 5 Satins ? ...... For some reason the > Escorts and the Esquires seem to ring a bell in my mind. Its not The Escorts and I really don't think The Esquires did it, but Jato Von Del comes to mind. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 10:10:04 -0800 (PST) From: Bob Hanes Subject: Re: Brian Wilson's SMiLE Paul Bryant: > What was a heap of broken jewels is fused together into - > what, a symphony? a suite? I don't know the right word. I'll help you Paul, the word is Cantata. A multi movement (mostly) vocal work bound together with recurring themes, done as a whole. A symphony with vocals. Brian called it a "symphony to God and Laughter" because he does't care about labels, and probably didn't know the jargon, but it's a "wonder" ain't it? The Right Reverend Bob, dumb angel chapel, Church of the Harmonic Overdub -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 15:06:51 -0600 From: Skip Woolwine Subject: Gene Hughes in Today's "Nancy" Comic Strip Today (Friday 2/27) is the day that The comic strip "Nancy" pays homage to Gene Hughes (Casinos - Then you can tell me Goodbye). Check your local paper. It's cute. Here's to you, Gene. Skip Woolwine -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 13:06:32 -0500 From: Mark Johnston Subject: Re: UK Smile Paul Bryant: > Just curious - what do American fans think of big Brian > doing Smile in the UK before the USA? AK: > Maybe he's warming up for the big US tour ????????? Didn't he also unleash Pet Sounds there first before doing US dates? Mark Johnston -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 22:12:48 -0000 From: John Stewart Subject: Pantomime > Please can anyone from the UK tell me what is 'pantomime'? > It's often used in a disparaging way to suggest what a > performer starts doing in the UK was their career veers > downward, ie. After he/she stopped having hits they could > have gone the pantomime route, but thankfully didn't'. I > assume it's theatre of some sort but it must be more specific > to something North Americans don't fully understand." Pantomime is a traditional Xmas show - a distant cousin of The Commedia Dell'arte. "Aladdin", "Snow White", "Mother Goose" and any one of a number of others appear in most theatres, amateur and professional, around the country every year. Often a current or former pop star is part of the cast and performs a song or two. They are basically colourful, broad, musical comedies aimed at a family audience. Most children have their first taste of theatre at a pantomime and, literally, pantomimes keep theatres open. For the two or three months that theatres run pantos they earn more than the whole rest of the year. Many people who disparage a performer for stooping to do pantomime don't realise how much can be earned by a popular performer - certainly enough for most of us to live on in great comfort for the rest of the year. Many well-known singers and actors have, and do, appear in pantos, although not those who aspire to being at all "cool". Although the basic stories remain the same, topical gags and references are added. Much of the comedy is a cross-talk or slapstick hang over from the Music Hall (not dissimilar to Vaudeville) and many of the routines would be familiar to Chaplin or Stan Laurel. Incidentally, the idea of a man dressing as a woman for comic effect, which surprised some American audiences when they first saw "Monty Python", is entirely familiar to a British audience from the pantomime as the "leading boy" is usually played by a young woman and the "Dame" is played by a middle-aged man. Having said all that, they are more interesting in theory than practice. I've only seen a couple since I was a kid and wouldn't want to repeat the experience more than necessary. Here is a link to a brief description of pantomime: John Stewart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 16:45:33 -0600 From: Mike Dugo Subject: The Groop - Midnight Cowboy previously: > Does anyone remember The Groop? They had a minor hit > with "The Jet Song", plus they >>performed a couple of > songs in the movie "Midnight Cowboy". I must admit...I've never seen MIDNIGHT COWBOY. Does The Groop actually appear on screen...or do they provide songs on the soundtrack only? If they appear...I need to add them to the Cameos section of Does anybody know which songs they performed? Mike Dugo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 10:01:36 -0800 (PST) From: Watson Macblue Subject: Re: UK Smile Bob Hanes writes: > In Brian's mind and many of those around him, his > penultimate work of the mid sixties was "better > received by the Brits than the Yanks". Presumably meaning Smile. But if Smile is his penultimate (last but one) work of the Sixties, what on earth is his ultimate? The mind boggles. Just wondered. Watson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 23:43:04 -0000 From: Bob Celli Subject: Re: Jerry Naylor/City Lights Ken Silverwood: > Is this THE "City Lights" as recorded by Petula Clark? > And is this THE Jerry Naylor, who was lead singer with > The Crickets in 1962/3 ..... There is a Glen Harding also > in the group at that time -- would it be far -fetched of > me to presume he went on to be Glen D. Hardin,...... Ken, I can't answer the question on Petula Clark's song but yes, the person we are discussing is THE Jerry Naylor from the Crickets and it wouldn't be far fetched for you to presume that Glen Harding was actually Glen D. Hardin. I have no idea why his name would be spelled that way. The Crickets have had a varied lineup over the years for sure! Bob Celli -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 23:52:47 -0000 From: Various Subject: McCoys - Beat The Clock Jim Shannon: > Anyone remember the minor hit from the McCoys (on Bang) > called "Beat the Clock". Released in the autumn of '66. > Song had a progressive edge to it unlike some of their > previous top 40 fodder. This is a good one. Rick Derringer > (real name Zeheringer) Currently ives in Connecticut. Jim, If you mean "Beat The Clock" as in: "Beat the clock, try to make it stop before time can draw the line and cut you down to 'er size...", then the answer is yes. I remember something else about a carnival being over and time running out, but the rest of the lyrics escape me... P.A. Ferra = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Great song! An extended version appears on "The Best Of The McCoys" CD on Epic/Legacy. Denny Pine = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Beat the Clock remember it well although may have been Spring 67' I believe follow-up to another lost classic McCoys song titled I Got To Go Back ( and watch that little girl dance) from the early winter of 67' Ed B = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Mike and Jim, I agree completely on "Beat the Clock" being a great one. Actually, I appreciate the McCoys music much more today than I did even in the sixties. I could do without hearing "Hang on Sloopy" once in the next 20 years, but I just heard "Fever" on an old aircheck today and immediately cranked it up. As a kid, I loved "Come on, Let's Go" and despite its' total kiddie bubblegumism, the B side, "Little People" was played a lot by me as a kid. I still get a kick outta playing it today. "I got to Go Back" falls into the "Beat the Clock" placing--just great! By the way, that long version of "Beat the Clock" is indeed fantastic. Even the long version of "Hang On Sloopy" kept my interest for a long time. Even the style change with "Jesse Brady" was good. Lastly, I'd never heard "Say Those Magic Words" until the Sony CD, and it is better than most listed above. A great song to add from the 60's to my collection! Speaking of the Sony McCoys CD, Bob Irwin mixed many of these songs for the first time in stereo over a year to two years before the CD finally got released. To the best of my memory, he got the McCoys and Strangeloves tapes, mixed them for CD release and then they sat there. I'd ask him time after time about the CDs and basically, after he was given the go-ahead, original producers Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, and Richard Gottehrer decided those songs "just weren't meant to be in stereo"!! So they sat and sat and sat. They said, "No one was meant to actually HEAR the lyrics to 'I Want Candy'. It'll lose it's punch." Bob finally convinced them of his great punchy mixes and in the booklet it is noted "These tracks have been mixed from the original multi-track tapes to possess the same mighty wallop and intensity of the original mono singles." Nuff said! If you have the Cd, you know the McCoys got to record "Hang on Sloopy" because the DC5 were gonna try to get a version out first. I assume the DC5 did do a version, but it woulda been quite a change in history if they had. Released at the same time as the DC5's "Catch Us if You Can", would their "Sloopy" have been the single from their movie??? Would "Over & Over" have seen the light of day? Hmmm.....or should I say "Ommm, Ommmm, Ommmm...." - Clark Besch -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 01:13:33 +0100 From: Stephane Rebeschini Subject: Re: Rising Sons, Jesse Lee Kincaid Stephane Rebeschini: > The former Rising Sons member Jesse Lee Kincaid has his > own website and is still working in the music biz..... Al Kooper a écrit: > When was this person in The Rising Sons ????? > Is this a pseudonym for Jesse Ed Davis, notable guitarist > besides Ry Cooder in The Rising Sons? Hi Jesse Lee Kincaid (sometimes spelled Kincade or Kincaide) was a founding member of the Rising Sons, along Taj Mahal, Gary Marker, Ry Cooder and Ed Cassidy (replaced later by Kevin Kelly). He wrote several songs for the group, and you can find 6 of them ('11th Street Overcrossing', 'The Girl With Green Eyes', 'Sunny's Dream', 'Spanish Lace Blues', 'Flyin' So High', 'I Got A Little', in fact all the "pop" tunes of their recordings) on their album (recorded in 65/66 but finally released in 1992 by Sony (on CD) and 2001 by Sundazed (vinyl LP). His real name is Stephen Nicolas Gerlach, and is the nephew of Fred Gerlach, a great 12-string player (whose two LPs on Folkways & Takoma are really nice but hard to find nowadays!). There's a site about the Gerlachs at After the Rising Sons, Kincaid released at least two singles on Capitol. Among his songs possibly familiar to Spectroppers: - "She Sang Hymns Out of Tune" recorded by Harry Nilsson, Hearts and Flowers, The Freshmen (UK 60's group), the Idle Race (UK group), the Dillards, Jim Ringer, Harry Tuft, the Out Of Bodies Experience, Steven Fromholz, Fernand Casas... "Louise" recorded by Paul Revere & The Raiders The confusion between JESSE Ed Davis and JESSE Lee Kincaid was made by some writers years ago. Here are some explanations provided by Gary Marker, the Rising Sons bass player: "Cooder, I think, once met The Reverend Gary Davis, but it was in fact our other guitar player, Jesse Lee Kincaid, who spent a couple years shadowing the Rev. around the country, functioning as a kind of personal assistant to him, all the while doing a sponge-job on the Rev's finger technique. This isn't the first (or probably the last) example of garbled rock history popping up here and there--especially concerning the Rising Sons. I once read in Mojo Magazine, and in a couple other so-called reliable sources, that Jesse Ed Davis was once the lead guitar player for the Rising Sons. Nope, never. One jam session, that's all. It's an easy mistake to make, I guess--Taj had Jesse Ed on guitar in his band, Taj had a Jesse Lee in another band. Rock writers and historians often being the sloppy, clumsy and inept high-grade morons they are, simply combined two guys named Jesse." I hope that helps! Stephane Rebeschini -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 00:31:37 -0000 From: Various Subject: name games Al Kooper: > Brute Force is Steve Friedlander > Tandyn Almer is Tandyn Almer Alice Cooper is Al Kooper? Steve Harvey = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = previously: > Mars Bonfire is a neat name - but not a real one. > John Kay told me what it really was once, but I've > since forgotten. Dan Hughes > Born Dennis McCrohan, in Oshawa, Ontario. Well sure Dan, Most guys I know named Dennis change their first names to planets..... Just kidding. AR = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Dr Mark: > Celebrating his 57th birthday (Tue 02-24): a great, > underrated singer/songwriter: > Rupert Holmes- The Buoys' "Timothy," The Street People's > "Jennifer Tomkins," his own great 1978-1980 hits... and > creator of AMC-TV's "Remember WENN"... Yeah Doc, but what's his real name? Rashkovsky = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Clark Besch: > And a book! I thought the TV show was a great way to see what 40's > radio was like. His 78-80 stuff like "Morning Man", "The End" and "I > Don't Need You" were GREAT! Yes....but what was his real name? Rashkovsy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 00:00:32 -0000 From: Peter McCray Subject: Re: Scott English Hi Guys I'm new to the list, and just thought I'd dive right in on Scott English. "Brandy" was quite a substantial chart hit for him in Australia back in 71 or 72, long before Barry Manilow got hold of it. I've always much preferred Scott English's original version. I also have a Scott English album on vinyl - a self-titled LP released in Australia a few years later, in 1978. Produced by Spencer Proffer for the Pash Music Organisation; Engineer: Larry Brown. There are lots of other details on people who played on the album etc if people are interested. After "Brandy", he released another single in Australia - another belting ballad, this one called "Waterfall Woman". Good song too. It didn't chart, but again I do remember it made K-Tel's 20 Explosive/Dynamic Hits or whatever, on the release following the one featuring "Brandy". I just remembered also that, in the dark recesses of my collection I have a Scott English CD I picked up in the early 90s called, surprise, Brandy, which features that track and 13 others, all written either by Scott English or with Richard Kerr. This is the (rather sparse) information on the inside cover (where he is described as a US male vocalist): Scott English's only major hit in Australia was "Brandy" in 1972 - released on Interfusion (original Catalogue number ITFK-4417 Festival) and produced by Dave Bloxham. It entered the charts on February 6, 1972 at Number 38, peaked at Number 3 and stayed on the Australian Charts for 14 weeks. On "Brandy", backing vocals are by our own Vanda and Young (of the Easybeats fame)." (That is, "Australia's own" Easybeats of course - mega here and elsewhere in the late 60s with lots of classics including Friday on My Mind etc) Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 04:29:28 -0000 From: Stephanie Subject: Mary Wilson interview [from Africana magazine] The Africana QA: Mary Wilson - By Regina R. Robertson First published: February 26, 2004 Before Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle, T-Boz, Chilli and Left Eye, Cindy, and even Coko, LeLee and Taj, there were, simply, The Supremes. When Diana, Mary and Florence strutted onto the stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater in those tailored gowns with frosted lips and laid coifs swooning, "Baby, baby", they not only fashioned the mold for what girl groups should be, they took the image of African Americans on broadcast TV to new heights. To paraphrase Oprah's commencement address before Wellesley College's Class of '97, "Growing up, I didn't have a lot of role models. I was born in 1954. On TV, there was only Buckwheat and I was ten years old before I saw Diana Ross on The Ed Sullivan Show with the Supremes." A groundbreaking moment indeed. The complete interview can be found in the files section: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 00:40:59 -0000 From: Various Subject: Rupert Holmes Always liked Rupert Holmes. Didn't know he wrote "Timothy". "Brass Knuckles" was a great pop song out of era for him. "Escape" was my mantra for years. Happy birthday, Rupert. Jim Shannon = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Was the The Buoys' "Timothy" about some guys lost in a cave and became cannibals. "Oh why, oh why" - I think he was lamenting eating Timothy or something. No one I've talked about this song with remembers it. I use to hear it on WIFE Indianapolis. Kasandra = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = And how about "The Mystery Of Edwin Drood"? Bill Craig -Is it good? I never saw it or heard much of the music. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 00:13:28 -0000 From: Jim Shannon Subject: Lance Drake / Blue Beats Just to see where it would lead, I e-mailed Lance Drake of the Blue Beats on February 21st: > Your group and name has been mentioned recently on a > pop/rock site called of talk about > the #1, too....Could you give me an overview of how the > group came to be, how you managed to get a record deal > with Columbia, the Ken Griffen (DJ )factor, and, how > "Extra Girl" charted in other markets? Were you part of > the group Moovees? Any information and help would be > appreciated . > Thanks, > Jim Shannon (WHCN-FM 1972-78) Lance replied: Hi Jim - oh man...WHCN:- Ever the coolest radio station ever! Congrats on your legacy as on the hip-trip-and-that's-no-lip crowd. Lots of BlueBeats images at blind link: The group was the last in a string of H.S. bands I was in. It all started in Westport,Ct with Mike Hayden-can't remember, I was 12 at the time-then to Sarasta Florida (The Villagers), then to Ridgefield,Ct (The Cobras) and finally in Danbury, CT as the BlueBeats-from a Jerry Kennedy 45 I heard on WICC (Bridgeport,CT) called "BlueBeat"-it was a ska tune that had name that struck me. Original lineup: Lance Drake, Peter Robbins, Bruce Boege and Andy Gaeta. Then Kit Miller subbed for Andy and Jack Lee ( for Bruce Boege. Two years later, Jack went off to college after an altercation at the Southington KofC dancehall gig wher things were going badly that night. The band was never the same. Dick LaFreniere came aboard and shortly therafter I left. We were signed to 7 years with Columbia when they were signing Hot dog stand vendors with a harmonica. Teo Macero was our executive producer (you see his name on "everything" classy that Columbia ever did-Brubeck, Steisand,etc) We released a single, "Extra Girl"-written by me (when I had the flu) about (girlfriend) Claudia Connors and her cousin from Norwalk, CT. How we got signed? - Ken Griffen had lots of connections and we were making lots of noise in Connecticut-appeared with the Four Tops, Byrds, Soupy Sales, Angels, Gary Bonds, Little Eva, Herman's Hermits and others I can't remember. We cut our musical teeth playing six nights a week in a well known bar in Brewster, NY, 'The Brewster Lanes". Several other sides were cut - can't remember if they were ever actually released - as the management situation was flaky. The producers of our tunes got nothing of the sound we made when live- it's embarassing to listen to the recordings- we were so much better than what ended up on tape. (Really!) BTW - never got a penny for any recording ever made. A Fellow named Chris Covall replaced me the group became The #1-dropping BB moniker. Then they became "The Moovees" - produced by Joey Reynolds (WKBW-now WRKO/NYC). The #1's song "The Collector" was really well done. Don't have a copy but Peter Robbins, Post Office Box 250, Reed Road, Marlo, NH 03456 probably does. He's a great guy! For the record, I've been thru several careers - printer, advertising writer and producer (2 years WLIX, Islip, NY; DJ for 4 years WTGR, Myrtle Beach and allnite at WDRC-FM, Hartford, CT. Then out to California for Apple for four years, now do contract work. That's all the news that fits! Good to hear from you. Best Wishes, Lance Drake -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 22:02:37 -0600 From: Scott Shot Subject: Josie Cotton Okay... while she's not exactly a 60s artist, her best music is nothing but 60s. I'm talking about Josie Cotton. I read that she was supposed to release a new album (in the style of her first two, not the third) last year on B-Girl Records. It's called "The Influence of Fear on Salesman." But I can't find any indication it has hit the streets. Does anyone here know anything about this California doll? By the way, for those who don't know, Josie came on the scene in the early 80s with her version of the GoGo's concert classic "Johnny, Are You Queer?" She went on to release the fantastic "He Could Be the One" and a cover of the Exciters' "Tell Him". Her second album's lead single was her verion of "Jimmy Loves Maryann." I am sure most of you girl group enthusiasts already know and love Josie, but if you missed her the first time around, rush to the net and order a copy of her two-on-one CD from Collectibles. I pulled it out again last week and can't seem to take it out of the CD player. Scott in Houston -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 00:46:14 -0000 From: Ed Salamon Subject: Re: Scott English Ed Salamon: > I'm going to email Scott the S'pop link and let him > know we're talking about him, maybe he'll post. The following from Scott: Ed, tell everybody I'm well and writing my ass off. I'm living in London, where I just had another number 1 smash all over Europe with "Mandy" by Westlife. I'm presently working with Simon Cowell's people on different projects. later, Scott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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