Spectropop Home

[Prev by Date] [Next by Date] [Index] [Search]

Spectropop - Digest Number 1408



________________________________________________________________________
      
               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!
________________________________________________________________________


There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Gary Le Mel
           From: Simon White 
      2. Re: format wars
           From: Al Kooper 
      3. Re: Cameo-Parkway
           From: Frank Murphy 
      4. Re: lives in legacy
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      5. Re: Al Caiola
           From: Al Kooper 
      6. Correction or Ejection?
           From: Al Kooper 
      7. Re: Georgie Young & The Rockin' Boys/"9 More Miles"
           From: Gary Myers 
      8. Re: Hayley ... sigh
           From: TD Bell 
      9. Re:  Bernie Schwartz
           From: Gary Myers 
     10. Re: P.F. Sloan
           From: richard.williams@guardian.co.uk
     11. Scott Walker/Black Sheep Boy
           From: Christian Steiner 
     12. Re: Terry Slater
           From: Al Kooper 
     13. METROPOLITAN SOUL PLAYLIST 21ST MARCH 04
           From: Simon White 
     14. Re: Priscilla Paris's passing
           From: Gary Myers 
     15. Shindig / Where the Action is
           From: Jim Shannon 
     16. DJ name
           From: Bill George 
     17. Etta James "At Last" - Riley C. Hampton
           From: Mick Patrick 
     18. Nillsson / The Point
           From: Alan "Albabe" Gordon 
     19. Reparata & the Delrons
           From: Tony Leong 
     20. Guess Who
           From: B Brown 
     21. RE: Al Caiola
           From: Joel Sanoff 
     22. Re: Jeanne Thomas
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     23. Re: Cameo-Parkway and ABKCO
           From: STEVE FUJI 
     24. Re: Terry Slater
           From: Steve Harvey 
     25. Re: Dream Boy, vol. 1-3
           From: Sean 


________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Message: 1 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 15:39:11 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Gary Le Mel Can anyone give any info on Gary Le Mel / Lemel? I have a Vee Jay 45 with his very over-the-top version of "On Broadway", which is well worth hearing if you like that kind of thing ... and I do. I understand he now heads the film music department of a major movie company. Simon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 15:49:05 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: format wars Billy G Spradlin wrote: > The new Rolling Stones re-issues were all SCAD/DSD "hybrid" CDs, > which I have never bought before, nor understand the technology > behind. Are they supposed to sound better played on a another kind of > playback unit? Which kind? I played them on my DVD and they played > back as a regular audio CD. Someone please explain this to me, thanks. There are two formats at war: SACD vs DVD-A. The SACDs have to to be played on SACD-compatible players -- hence the hybrids, so they'll play "something" on a regular CD player. DVD-A's are strictly playable in DVD players. Most are in 5.1 surround and need receivers that can handle that, and six speakers. SACDs either come in 2-track stereo or 5.1 surround but are only playable on SACD players. Does this make sense ?? Also: the remastering technology is in constant upward flux. I can remaster a record at home the way it sounded ten years ago. But I can't compete with Bob Ludwig's Gateway Studios in Portland ME, which are considered the best and are tate of the art. Also Pro Tools offers many plugins that will help old records sound much better than they could have sounded ten years ago. Al Kooper Getting his surround sound remixing & remastering feet wet in SACD -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 21:23:14 +0000 From: Frank Murphy Subject: Re: Cameo-Parkway Billy Spradlin wrote: > I would like to see a nice big 4-CD box covering all of Cameo/ > Parkway's biggest hits and some rarities, then some separate CDs > for the label's most popular artists (Chubby, Bobby, Dee Dee, > Orlons, ? & The Mysterians), and then maybe some compilations > featuring Doo-Wop, Teen Idols, '60s Dance Craze, Girl Groups, and > Garage Bands. You missed out the selection that would have sold the most in the UK and that's the Cameo-Parkway records played on the Northern Soul scene. A 4-CD set was bootlegged on CD a couple of years ago and did quite large numbers. IMO the reason that ABCKO have not reissued the Cameo-Parkway catalogue is that they don't believe they would get the return they think they deserve. I would like to see the replies Rhino and Ace got when they made enquiries. Frankm reflections on northern soul Saturdays at 14:30 or listen now www.radiomagnetic.com/archive/rnb.php -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 22:05:28 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: lives in legacy > Mary Ann Fisher -- R&B singer who toured in the 1950's and 60's with Ray > Charles, B.B. King, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Percy Mayfield and Bobby > Bland, and who had a minor chart hit in 1961 with "I Can't Take It", > died March 12 at a hospice in Louisville, Kentucky at the age of 81. Was it Mary Ann Fisher who did the girl counter lead on Tell The Truth or was it Margie Hendricks? I know Ray wrote a song titled Mary Ann. She was definitely one of the early Raelettes. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 15:29:48 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Al Caiola Mac Joseph wrote: > 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". Oh yeah -- big NYC studio guitarist, real nice guy. Went out & made it hisself! Al Kooper who didn't (as a guitarist) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 16:00:04 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: Correction or Ejection? I made a Teen Queen goof. I hope I will be forgiven as I am 60 years of age. "Only Jim" was NOT by The Teen Queens but by the Six-Teens. Unless there were six Teen Queens. But Spectro says there were only two and that they are deceased ... soooooooo ... Are The Six-Teens still alive?????????? I care. "Old" Al Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 12:12:31 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Georgie Young & The Rockin' Boys/"9 More Miles" Boy, I don't think I've ever heard anyone else mention that record! One of the only chart records to ever gradually speed up. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 00:56:48 -0500 From: TD Bell Subject: Re: Hayley ... sigh Artie Wayne wrote: > Back when Haley Mills starred in "The Parent Trap" they had a premiere > at the Loew's State theater in NYC. 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". Double sigh -- nuthin' could be greatuh / than "Hey Alligatuh". -- TD -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 21:07:57 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Bernie Schwartz > Gary, in what issue of Goldmine was your article? It was in issue #264, 09 /7/90, about the Tide/Edit labels (for which I also recorded). Thanks for your interest. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 18:26:37 +0000 From: richard.williams@guardian.co.uk Subject: Re: P.F. Sloan Frank Young wrote: > 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. The story -- recently posted on Spectropop -- about how Lou Adler manoeuvred P.F.Sloan into writing "Eve of Destruction" was from an interview I did with Adler for the Melody Maker (RIP) in, I think, 1972. I've always wondered whether Adler was embroidering the truth in order to get a better anecdote, and what Sloan's version would be. Could somebody who checks out the Sloan website please put it to him, to see if there's a response? Richard Williams Admin. note: the post to which Richard refers, a Dan Hughes original, can be found at http://tinyurl.com/25ywm -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 20:49:15 +0100 From: Christian Steiner Subject: Scott Walker/Black Sheep Boy Hi there! Does anybody know if anywhere in the world there is a 45 vinyl single with "Black Sheep Boy" by Scott Walker on it?! I know that it has not been an official single, but maybe there's a very limited Malaysian-only 45 or something like this ;) Your help is appreciated! Thanks a lot, Krischan! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 15:26:18 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Terry Slater Country Paul wrote: > 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. Terry Slater was the bass player in their live band, late '60s, early '70s. He also co-wrote the incredible Everlys track "Lord Of The Manor". Al Kooper Lewd -- WhatsTheMatter? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 06:59:07 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: METROPOLITAN SOUL PLAYLIST 21ST MARCH 04 HENRY LUMPKIN - SOUL IS TAKING OVER - BUDDAH JAY AND THE TECHNIQUES - HERE WE GO AGAIN -SMASH EDDIE WILSON - TOAST TO THE LADY - CHARLY CD "UP ALL NIGHT 2" (TOLLIE) SHIRLEY VAUGHN - STOP AND LISTEN - FAIRMOUNT TEMPTATIONS - YOU GOT TO EARN IT - GORDY MARVELLOS - WHY DO YOU WANT TO HURT THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU -LOMA ERNESTINE ANDERSON - YOU CANT BUY LOVE -MERCURY IKE AND TINA - BEAUTY IS JUST SKIN DEEP -HMV IKETTTES - PEACHES AND CREAM -MOJO SWEETHEARTS - THIS COULDN'T BE ME -KENT NEIL SEDAKA - LET THE PEOPLE TALK -RCA ADS PLATTERS - WITH THIS RING - PYE JACKIE PAYNE -I FOUND MYSELF -BARAK SVEN ZETTERBERG - HEARTAHES WAS ALL YOU GOT -LAST BUZZ OTIS LEAVILLE - LET HER LOVE ME - BLUE ROCK MAHATTENS - I CAL IT LOVE -CARNIVAL FESTIVALS - GEE BABY CASTLE CD -"FLYING HIGH" (COLLOSSUS) BOBBY TAYLOR - BLACKMAIL -VIP JOYCE RAINER - THE BRIDGE -GMG ADS BOB BRADY & THE CON CHORDS - EVERYBODYS GOING TO THE LOVE IN - CHARIOT THE MIRACLES - WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN -TAMLA BOB BRADY & THE CON CHORDS- SAVIN MY LOVE FOR YOU -CHARIOT BOB BRADY & THE CON CHORDS -GOODBYE BABY -CHARIOT MAGNIFICENTS - JUST WALK IN MY SHOES -COUNSEL SONNY CRAVER - I'M NO FOOL -ROCKET CD ! (TERRI DE) O'JAYS - HOW DOES IT FEEL - IMPERIAL WONDERLETTES - SO WONDERFUL -BAJA POOKIE HUDSON - JEALOUS HEART -DOUBLE L ADS SCREAMIN JAY HAWKINS - I PUT A SPELL ON YOU -DECCA KOKO TAYLOR - FIRE - CHECKER LORRETTA WILLIAMS - BABY CAKES -ATLANTIC ERROL DIXON-THE HOOP -DIRECT WITCHES AND THE WARLOCK - BEHIND LOCKED DOORS -SEW CITY WITCHES AND THE WARLOCK - WHERE DID HE GO -SEW CITY VONETTES - TOUCH MY HEART - GOLDMINE CD "ALLNIGHTER" (COBBLESTONE) KENNI WOODS - THAT GUY IS MINE -PHILLIPS JAY LEE WATKINS - HEAR MY SONG - MARVAC JIMMY WILLIAMS -WALKING ON AIR - ATLANTIC WITCHES AND THE WARLOCK - HEAVENLY LOVE -CALLA -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 21:04:56 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Priscilla Paris's passing FWIW, I can add a little personal trivia. In 1966-67 our band, The Portraits, was signed to Mike Curb and managed by Clancy Grass, who was (and still is, last I knew) married to Albeth Paris. Priscilla was dating guitarist/arranger Don Peake (formerly with Everly Bros. & Ray Charles), who arranged the sweetening for our version of "Over The Rainbow" (on Sidewalk). With the record out, we appeared on TV-8 Dancetime in San Diego and Priscilla was on the same show with her current single (which, IIRC, was on York). BTW, I'm new in here (as of a few days ago), first learned of the group from Jeff Lemlich, and was encouraged to join it by Phil Milstein, both long-time online friends. Gary Myers / MusicGem http://home.earthlink.net/~gem777/ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 21:33:11 -0000 From: Jim Shannon Subject: Shindig / Where the Action is The better pop music shows were Shingdig and Where the Action is. "Action" was in the afternoon but they moved it on my local network to mornings at 11AM during the summer months. Speaking of Paul Revere, anyone recall the song "Undecided Man"? I believe it was a "b" side but recieved significant airplay at liberal Top 40 stations. Jim Shannon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 15:52:42 EST From: Bill George Subject: DJ name > The Get your DJ Name Quiz! > http://quizme.stvlive.com/djname/quiz.php William Allen George spins tunes as DJ Penetrating Crack. hmm... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 01:23:32 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Etta James "At Last" - Riley C. Hampton Albabe wrote: > And every nanosecond of "At Last" by Etta James. Accept no > substitutions. Rashkovsky: > Second that emotion! Who wrote those string parts? That would be the great Riley C. Hampton, III, Chicago-based arranger extraordinaire. The Chess catalogue is crawling with his work - Mitty Collier's "I Had A Talk With My Man" and "Selfish One" by Jackie Ross, just for starters. Although I have no knowledge of music theory - music fans tend not to, I reckon - I do find it not too difficult to recognize vocalists. Maybe it's something in my genes - my mother and grandmother were both professional singers. The string lines of arrangers are like their voice to me. Riley Hampton's style was individual to him - delicate, skipping little runs, usually with just a few players. Those lines speak to me. The strings on Etta's "I Just Wanna Make Love To You" (the studio version, of course) are sensational, and typical of his style. Arrangers are as important as producers to me. Producers need no musical knowledge. Arrangers *do*. Kind of imperative in the making of a good record, yes? Well, sometimes (says he who has been immersed in the groovy world of femme garage bands for the last week or so). Soul or R & B with strings, you cannot beat it. Right, where's my "James Brown Ballads" CD? Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 19:36:33 -0800 From: Alan "Albabe" Gordon Subject: Nillsson / The Point Harry's cool cartoon, The Point is supposedly available today (3/23/2004): http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.cfm?itemID=BMD097109 ~albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 07:14:17 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Reparata & the Delrons Phil H: > BTW, I caught the picture of you with Reparata (Mary Aiese) on > another site. Are you still in contact with her, and how's she > doing? Hi Phil: I haven't seen Mary Aiese in years, but she lives in Queens, and she has probably retired from teaching grade school. A friend of mine went to her son's wedding. Mary does not sing anymore. I most recently was in touch with Nanette Licari who also lives in Queens, but she is still a teacher. She also wants to try to reconnect with Lorraine Mazzola who I heard lives in LA. Shelia Reilley sent me an e-mail a while ago, and she is a School Principal in Seattle. I don't think she has sung since her Delrons stint. BTW Phil, were you at the last Spectropop Party in New York?? I think I met you?? Tony -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 03:24:23 -0000 From: B Brown Subject: Guess Who While I am longtime fan of the Guess Who in their many incarnations, I agree completely with Jim Shannon's assessment of "Sour Suite," which is one of Burton Cummings' best compositions and one of his best vocal performances. Sadly, I think the Guess Who became streotyped by their late sixties hits; most of their albums of the 70's were overlooked, and actually contained much of their best music (including "Sour Suite") which covered a lot of musical styles. More related to this group, however, is the more pop oriented music they put out in Canada in the mid-sixties, including "Shakin' All Over," the only song from that era that became a hit in the United States. They do a great version of Neil Young's "Flying on the Ground Is Wrong," among others, and these early albums are well worth searching out. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 17:51:06 +0000 From: Joel Sanoff Subject: RE: Al Caiola Ed Rambeau: > The guitarist on Concrete and Clay was Al Caiola (not sure > of the spelling of his last name so I spelled it phonetically). > He has a few albums of his own that are available. He's quite > a famous guitarist. And you certainly can't mention Al Caiola without reference to his memorable recording of the theme from "The Magnificent Seven!' Nice to see a reference to Eddie Rambeau. I'd heard his version of 'Concrete and Clay' before the one from Unit 4+2. Joel Sanoff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 17:24:31 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Jeanne Thomas Simon White: > Mention of Jeanne Thomas promts me to ask the following question. > I have a 45, My Heart Has Told Me What To Do/Say Something Sweet > To Me (Strand 25026, 1961) by Jeanie Thomas. Does the team think this > is the same person, or a different, similarly named chantuese? Who wrote the tunes and who produced? If Don Thomas or Bill Symszyck were on the label anywhere I'd guess yes. But better men than I will provide more precise information. Di la, Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 23:28:22 -0000 From: STEVE FUJI Subject: Re: Cameo-Parkway and ABKCO Billy: > I would like to see a nice big 4-CD box covering all of Cameo/ > Parkway's biggest hits and some rarities, then some separate CDs > for the label's most popular artists (Chubby, Bobby, Dee Dee, > Orlons, ? & The Mysterians), and then maybe some compilations > featuring Doo-Wop, Teen Idols, '60s Dance Craze, Girl Groups, and > Garage Bands. I hope this happens soon. The Cameo-Parkway catalog includes a lot of important recordings that have been unavailable for too long. I have burned CD-R's from my original records, but many of these are scratchy 45's and I have been unable to even locate any better vinyl sources of many of the late-60's releases. Steve Fuji -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 15:49:12 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Terry Slater Al Kooper: > Terry Slater was the bass player in their live band, > late '60s, early '70s. He also co-wrote the incredible > Everlys track "Lord Of The Manor." Terry Slater also wrote their often overlooked hit, "Bowling Green". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 22:13:36 -0000 From: Sean Subject: Re: Dream Boy, vol. 1-3 After a very quick search I found Vol. 2 at www.vvmo.com for $27! Try searching the internet using apostrophies like this- "dream boy" CD - (I didn;t have time too go through all the results). So are these just US Girl Group comps? Terrible title! Best, Sean -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! End

Click here to go to The Spectropop Group
Spectropop text contents copyright 2002 Spectropop unless stated otherwise. All rights in and to the contents of these documents, including each element embodied therein, is subject to copyright protection under international copyright law. Any use, reuse, reproduction and/or adaptation without written permission of the owners is a violation of copyright law and is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved.