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There are 26 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Shindig!
           From: Ed Rambeau 
      2. Shindig & Diane Renay Clips
           From: Ed Rambeau 
      3. Re: Gigliola Cinquetti and "Dio, come ti amo"
           From: Julio Niño 
      4. Alan Kooper's Top 100
           From: Jim Shannon 
      5. Get your DJ name!
           From: Neb Rodgers 
      6. Babbity Blue's "fetish disc"
           From: Mick Patrick 
      7. Night Train to Nashville CD and concert
           From: Nick Archer 
      8. Re: Alzo (Fred Affronti)
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      9. Shindig!
           From: Ed Rambeau 
     10. Re: The Teen Queens
           From: Al Kooper 
     11. Al's Top 100; "Adrian Pride" correction
           From: Country Paul 
     12. Re: WMCA shirts
           From: Bill Craig 
     13. Al Caiola - "Concrete And Clay" gutarist
           From: Mac Joseph 
     14. Re: "Concrete And Clay" gutarist Al Caiola
           From: James Botticelli 
     15. Re: The Canaries.
           From: Steve Jarrell 
     16. Re: Shindig!
           From: Steve Jarrell 
     17. Don´t Hurt Me
           From: Julio Niño 
     18. Re: P.F. Sloan's Danger Man
           From: Frank Young 
     19. Los Canarios
           From: Frank Murphy 
     20. Re: Rag Dolls / Bernadette Carroll
           From: Mick Patrick 
     21. Re: Cameo Parkway and ABKCO
           From: Herb 
     22. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update
           From: Martin Roberts 
     23. Re: Get your DJ name!
           From: Laura Pinto 
     24. Re: The Wellingtons
           From: Mark T 
     25. Re: Rhino Handmade CDs
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
     26. Re: Hayley ... sigh
           From: Artie Wayne 


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Message: 1 Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 22:27:21 EST From: Ed Rambeau Subject: Shindig! Bob Celli: > You mentioned the Blossoms and the Wellingtons on the actual > Shindig performance, but my question is did they participate in > the backing track session also? To be honest with you, Bob....I really can't remember. I believe the Wellingtons did the backup on the track and the Blossoms were just mouthing to the music. But don't quote me. It's been many years. As far as doing my own vocal....I may have been singing along but wasn't on mike...just so the musicians could hear the song and get the correct feel for it. Ed Rambeau -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 03:36:59 -0000 From: Ed Rambeau Subject: Shindig & Diane Renay Clips The Shindig Clips and Diane Renay clips can now be view from the homepage at http://www.edrambeau.com Also, anyone who has dial-up and has a problem viewing the clips can do the following which I received from a gentleman named Phil. Phil writes: Three free services I use to transfer large files, such as mp3's: Dropload http://www.dropload.com sendthisfile http://www.sendthisfile.com and Foldershare http://www.foldershare.com The latter service allows invited members to download files directly from one computer to another. It won't be any faster than right- clicking on a file and choosing "Save As", but they're great for transferring files without using e-mail. Hope this helps those who are having a problem. Ed Rambeau -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 19:30:31 -0000 From: Julio Niño Subject: Re: Gigliola Cinquetti and "Dio, come ti amo" Hola Everybody. Me: > "...I must confess that I sometimes find Gigliola's singing > a little bit insipid. Patrick Rands wrote: : > ... You must not have seen the movie of the same name Dio, Come > Ti Amo, starring Gigliola Cinquetti, since you don't appreciate > her singing so much... also I'd love to hear it done by Domenico, > of course, but did he ever release his own version on record or CD? Patrick, note the "sometimes" in my sentence. In fact, there are some songs by Gigliola that I like very much, especially her early recordings (one of my favorites is "Il Primo Bacio Che Daro"), but sometimes she sounds too prudish for my taste. You know, the excess of prudery is a depravity I´m not very fond of. I haven´t seen The Gigliola film you mentioned. I´ll try to find it. In respect to Modugno´s "Dio, Come Ti Amo", it was first issued by Curci in 1966. Some years later he rerecorded the song, as well as many of his early hits, for RCA. I prefer by far the first recording. If you can´t find it and want to listen to it, let me know. Chao. Julio Niño. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 21:18:12 -0000 From: Jim Shannon Subject: Alan Kooper's Top 100 Al: Finally got a chance to scan your top 100. Good stuff there and I've saved it in my rock music history folder. I was surprised not to see Love's "Forever Changes" listed. That one would be in my Top 20. Jim Shannon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 15:35:34 -0800 (PST) From: Neb Rodgers Subject: Get your DJ name! The Get your DJ Name Quiz! http://quizme.stvlive.com/djname/quiz.php ...and my results were: "Neb Rodgers spins tunes as DJ Toneless Fornication" I don't know if a toneless fornication is a good thing or not! -Neb -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 14:55:48 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Babbity Blue's "fetish disc" Jeff asked: > I have heard a song by the title "Don't Hurt Me" by Bernadette > Carroll, and I wonder if Babbity Blue's (which I have not heard) > is the same song. Yep, same song. Bernadette came first. My copy of Babbity Blue's version carries a sticker on the cover which reads "Great fetish disc". In my mind I can hear April Stevens cooing the song while wearing a transparent negligee. The Bernadette Carroll version is out on CD but as Babbity Blue isn't I've played it to musica: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ Babbity Blue "Don't Hurt Me" (UK Decca F.12149, 1965). Written by Spencer and Cooper. Music Director: Reg Guest. Production: Mike Smith. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 00:48:09 -0000 From: Nick Archer Subject: Night Train to Nashville CD and concert Just got back from a Tower Records in store to kick off the new CD. Highlights were rare appearances by Bobby Hebb and Robert Knight, along with Jimmy Jones, Frank Howard, Lavert Allison (brother of Gene), Clifford Curry, and Earl Gaines. Mac Gayden, who co-wrote Everlasting Love, came out of the audience to play guitar. I posted a couple of pictures in the files section. Nick Archer Nashville -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 02:28:10 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Alzo (Fred Affronti) Patrick Rands: > I am devastated to hear of Alzo's passing. I have his 3 albums > (2 solo albums and 1 with Udine), does anyone have any of his > early recordings which they could send me to augment my show? I > understand that Jeff Barry produced Alzo and Udine under the > name the Keepers of the Light around 1968 or so, does anyone > have this? I pulled out the Keepers Of The Light 45 this afternoon, and have posted both sides to musica. "And I Don't Want Your Love" got a tiny bit of airplay in Miami, reaching #71 on WFUN during the week ending July 1, 1967. Jeff Lemlich http://www.limestonerecords.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 22:40:36 EST From: Ed Rambeau Subject: Shindig! Me: > A fellow Spectropopper was kind enough to send me a DVD from my > appearances on Shindig in 1965 for which I'm truly grateful. Bob > Wallis has been kind enough to put that video up on the web for > viewing. It features "Concrete & Clay" and "My Name Is Mud". Steve Fuji: > Thanks for making this video available. I really enjoyed watching > it. "Concrete & Clay" was such a great record, and I am surprised > that more of your Dynovoice singles did not chart higher. Is this > entire show commercially available on DVD? Yes, Steve. I do have the 2 Shindig shows in their entirety on a single DVD. Ed Rambeau -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 11:52:09 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: The Teen Queens Phil Hall wrote: > Does anyone know what happened to Rosie & Betty Collins, who > were The Teen Queens?  I know they never had a hit after > "Eddie My Love" Wasn't there another? I think it was called "Only Jim". The opening lyric was: "We stood on the pier and cried in each others arms...." -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 21:39:14 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Al's Top 100; "Adrian Pride" correction Al Kooper: > I apologize for the revisionism label. But I get murdered in the > press by poor research and I am constantly amazed by the way the > press can actually change the history facts that I was in the room < for. Vis a vis the top ten see www.alkooper.com There is now a > top 100: http://www.ebaumsworld.com/celeb1.html. Al, I often agree with the revisionism label myself. One great thing about Spectropop is the number of first-person participants who can help to set the record straight, as you and many others here have done and are doing. And your creds are AOK with me: anyone who is into "Darling Can't You Tell" and has Andy Pratt's amazing "Avenging Annie" on their personal top 100 has got to have their act together. (Not to mention Buddy Holly, Little Feat, Sam Cooke and the exceptional "White Lines" by Grandmaster Flash, certainly the only rap record I find essential.) Mea culpa one mo' time, re: Rhino Handmade CD "Hallucinations": > ...[A] special nod to Adrian Pride's "Her Name Is Melody." Written > by one of the Everly Brothers, the vocalist is actually Bernie > Schwartz, about whom I raved recently. While I don't have the 45 next to me, the song was co-written by Terry Slater. (Slater wrote many songs for the brothers.) Both Everly Brothers produced the 45. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 14:20:00 -0000 From: Bill Craig Subject: Re: WMCA shirts Kingsley Abbott wrote: > Simon Nicol of Fairport Convention had a yellow WMCA Good Guys > shirt which I think he obtained on their first US trip. It > looked good on the Charing Cross Road! When I was about 12 years old WMCA had a deal wherein you could win a Good Guy sweatshirt by sending in knock-knock jokes that somehow plugged the station or the sweatshirts or whatever. So, a bunch of kids on my block got together and wrote or adapted about two dozen k-k jokes and sent them in. Non of us managed to hear them read on the air but a few weeks later I got a carton in the mail with about 10 sweatshirts. The whole street was walking around with the yellow smilely face look. I still have one of the originals although it is pretty much in shreads. The jokes were along these lines: Knock knock - Who's there? Aladdin - Aladdin who? Aladdin Clifton NJ needs a Good Guy sweatshirt. Bill Craig -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 07:13:13 -0800 (PST) From: Mac Joseph Subject: Al Caiola - "Concrete And Clay" gutarist Ed Rambeau: > ...The guitarist on Concrete and Clay was Al Caiola... Ed; Is this the same Al Caiola that did "Theme from the Magnificent 7", aka "The Theme from Marlboro Country"? I have him also doing the "Theme from Bonanza". Mac Joseph -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 10:46:29 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: "Concrete And Clay" gutarist Al Caiola Ed Rambeau wrote: > The guitarist on Concrete and Clay was Al Caiola... Highly recommended in this corner: Al's Spies & Private Eyes Themes...Excellent LP, sometimes pricey, and not sure if it hath been deemed Cd-Worthy as of yet. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 10:34:39 -0600 From: Steve Jarrell Subject: Re: The Canaries. Scott wrote: > ...Does anyone know anything about the group The Canaries that > recorded one single on Dimension 1047 "I´m Sorry Baby"/"Runaround > Ronnie." I remember a group called the Canaries. I was playing in Virginia Beach at the time at Seaside Amusement Park. They hired the Canaries to play the summer of '64. It not all the local groups that performed there out of work. Austin Roberts may remember this, he was there. As for records, I don't know. Steve Jarrell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 10:37:00 -0600 From: Steve Jarrell Subject: Re: Shindig! Ed Rambeau: > Yes, Steve. I do have the 2 Shindig shows in their entirety > on a single DVD. Ed, Do any of the "Shindig" shows exist for purchase on video? Steve Jarrell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 16:47:43 -0000 From: Julio Niño Subject: Don´t Hurt Me Hola everybody. Mick Patrick: > ...My copy of Babbity Blue's version (of "Don't Hurt Me") > carries a sticker on the cover which reads "Great fetish disc". > In my mind I can hear April Stevens cooing the song while > wearing a transparent negligee... I've played it to musica: > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ Mick, thanks for Babbity Blue´s "Don´t Hurt Me". I love it. I only knew Bernardette Carroll´s version, which is also great. I wonder what did they mean with "fetish", to my ears it sounds more like an invitation to a soft sadomasochistic game. It reminds me of those SM teddy bears, that whisper "Hit me, Hit me..." when you squeeze them...(Yes, I have one). Chao. Julio Niño. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 16:49:48 -0000 From: Frank Young Subject: Re: P.F. Sloan's Danger Man Phil X. Milstein wrote: > Was Sloan's original (of "Danger Man") ever released? Yes, it was, in 2001, on the super-cool Varese Vintage CD "Child Of Our Times: The Trousdale Demo Sessions 1965-1967," a disc no self- respecting Spectropopper should be without. For all the derision Sloan endured via "Eve Of Destruction," he was a dynamite pop songwriter and a superb vocalist. This CD largely concentrates on his pop love songs, which are, IMHO, among the best of the '60s. His '64 demo of "Danger Man" is the last track on the CD. Sloan is a really nice guy, and if you want to know more about him, try the Yahoo P. F. Sloan group. He posts on there every so often. Best, Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 17:07:12 +0000 From: Frank Murphy Subject: Los Canarios Julio Niño: > In 1968 The Group, as Los Canarios, had a monster hit in Spain > with "Get on Your Knees"... It got a UK release but did not chart. Was revived on The Northern Soul scene in the seventies and still heard at MOD revival do's. FrankM reflections on northern soul Saturdays at 14:30 or listen now www.radiomagnetic.com/archive/rnb.php -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 13:30:37 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Rag Dolls / Bernadette Carroll Bob: > I am looking for any CDs that would contain songs by two > of my favorite "girl-group sound" performers, The Rag Dolls > and Bernadette Carroll. Any suggestions? Doowopdaddy: > Bob, There is a bootleg CD out there called the "Carroll Girls" > that has songs from all the girl singers with the last name > of Carroll. I have seen it on Ebay from time to time. It has > a total of about 30 songs, with maybe 6-7 from Bernadette > Carroll. > > As far as the Rag Dolls go - nothing on any released CD so > far. But let's keep our fingers crossed. Someone should do a > CD from Jean Thomas / Rag Dolls / Angie and the Chicklettes / > Ramblettes / Beach Girls / etc., etc. This project is LONG > overdue !! Several Bernadette Carroll tracks are available on legit CDs: "Nicky" and "Don't Hurt Me" can be found on the CD "Kiss'n'Tell" (Ace CDCHD 330). "Party Girl" is available on several CDs, such as "Early Girls, Volume 3" (Ace CDCHD 775). "Try Your Luck" is available on "The Laurie Records Story, Volume 2: The Ernie Maresca Years" (Ace CDCHD 883). Martin Roberts' review of this CD can be found in the S'pop Recommends section: http://www.spectropop.com/recommends/index.htm While no actual Rag Dolls tracks are around on CD, The "Bob Crewe Presents the DynoVoice Story" double CD (Westside WESD 226) contains "Skiing In The Snow" by the Beach Girls (aka the Rag Dolls) plus "Life Of The Party" and "Too Good To Be Bad" by their fab lead singer Jeanne Thomas. "Stop, Look & Listen" by Les Girls (in actuality Mikie Harris and Jeanne Thomas of the Rag Dolls, plus Ellie Greenwich) can also be found on the above mentioned "Kiss'n'Tell" CD. But you knew all that. I've played a track to musica: The Rag Dolls featuring Jeanne Thomas "Baby's Gone" (Mala 499, 1965) Written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell. Arranged and Conducted by Charles Calello. A Bob Crewe Production. Click below to listen: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 17:49:13 -0000 From: Herb Subject: Re: Cameo Parkway and ABKCO Larry Lapka: > Jeff is currently researching the legendary record company Cameo- > Parkway and will be writing the liner notes for the long-awaited > C-P boxed set and individual best-of CDs, due in mid-2004. Like you, I too have been waiting and waiting for high quality reissues of Cameo Parkway material even in the days I was into vinyl. The Cameo Parkway tunes and artists were hit makers when I got in tune with music: Dee Dee Sharp, The Orlons, The Dovells, Chubby Checker, The Tymes, Don Covay. When John Waters came out with the movie "Hairspray", quite a few Cameo Parkway tunes were featured. I thought the upcoming soundtrack LP would contain those hits. I thought wrong. When Time-Life put out those "year" Rock N Roll packages, not one Cameo Parkway tune was on them. Here is a segment of R&R history totally neglected. Now I am into CDs and finally able to get those tunes and artists I've been longing for whether individual artists or compilations (I love compilations -- the varity). Sure they might be bootlegs. As long as they sound good, that's good enough for me. Yet, there is one omission I have yet to come across and that is John Zacherlie's "Monster Mash" LP that includes re-interpretted tunes made for Hallowe'en. Many a time I've cursed AK for the absense of the above material and I've sworn "not to purchase" anything ABKCO puts out. But, I have a feeling I am just kidding myself if and WHEN a Cameo Parkway package/set comes out. I can only hope for the following: -- it includes the hits and obscurities (the good stuff) -- it includes John Zacherlie's above mentioned LP -- it includes material from the Windy-C label (You Waited Too Long, etc. by The 5 Stairsteps) -- well thought out artwork and liner-notes -- a treasurable informative booklet Herb Toronto, Canada -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 22:38:14 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update Sorry for the delay in updating the site, computer problems don't you know (and Mother's Day, but that's another story). Anyway, the splendid Mick Patrick is the ROTW's guest reviewer and has chosen the equally splendid "Baby That's Me" by the Cake. http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm Jack's radio interview continues with tales of writing scores for the movies: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/radio.htm I advise you not to miss either. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 00:08:51 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: Re: Get your DJ name! Neb Rodgers wrote: > The Get your DJ Name Quiz! > http://quizme.stvlive.com/djname/quiz.php > ...and my results were: > "Neb Rodgers spins tunes as DJ Toneless Fornication" > I don't know if a toneless fornication is a good thing > or not! - Neb OK, my results are: "Laura Pinto spins tunes as Groovy Lunatic" It fits, anyway. Oh, and in a past life I was an "athletic lunatic". I'm beginning to see a pattern here! Laura :) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 19:58:30 -0000 From: Mark T Subject: Re: The Wellingtons Ed Rambeau: > To be honest with you, Bob....I really can't remember. > I believe the Wellingtons did the backup on the track > and the Blossoms were just mouthing to the music. Are these the same Wellingtons who did the Gilligan's Island theme? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 11:15:18 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: Rhino Handmade CDs "No One Was There" is in mono. I think it's a beautifully impressive song, reminding me of the Association's work at the time. Would have loved to have heard a stereo mix/remix. Also interesting to me that Harper's Bizarre copied the same arrangement as VDP's MGM version. Nice to see The Looking Glass get a proper CD release, but "If I Never Love Again", the B-side of "Silver of Sunshine", is a thousand times better, and may have had Curt Boechetter behind its production or arrangement. The majority of the CD is pure mono, except for the Monkees' "Someday Man" and The Coronados' "Trip To Loveland" (the liner notes state that they used the mono single version, but it's in stereo?). Billy http://listen.to/jangleradio > Let me throw in a big pitch for the last track on "Come To The Sunshine" > - The Gates of Eden's "No One Was There." Darned if I know who they are, > but it was wr./cond./pr. by Claus Ogerman. I don't think there was an LP; > I have it on a mono 45. I wonder if the CD has it in stereo; anyone know? > (And although it was on MGM, not WB, I would have loved to have seen Van > Dyke Parks' version of the title song.) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 26 Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 19:38:47 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Hayley ... sigh Ronnie A., Albabe ... How ya' doin'? Back when Haley Mills starred in "The Parent Trap" they had a premiere at the Loew's State theater in NYC, where I was an usher. They gave me and a friend an extra $20 if we'd act as bodyguards -- not bad for a couple of 17 year old kids.The theater was filled with pre-teens -- their squealing was deafening, but we kept little Hayley safe and sound. I did get into trouble with Larry Tisch, who owned Loew's theaters before he bought CBS, for pitching one of my songs to Haley, who then was in the Top Ten with "Let's Get Together". regards, Artie Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance Tax Center - File online. File on time. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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