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Spectropop - Digest Number 1409



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There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: lives in legacy
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      2. Re: Bobby Rydell
           From: Peter Lerner 
      3. Re: Donna Weiss
           From: Peter Lerner 
      4. Re: Gary Le Mel
           From: Frank W 
      5. Re: format wars
           From: Doug Richard 
      6. Re: Gary Le Mel
           From: Ray 
      7. Re: P.F. Sloan
           From: Andrew Hickey  
      8. Re: Etta James "At Last" - Riley C. Hampton
           From: John Sellards 
      9. Re: Hayley... sigh // Shelley... sigh
           From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
     10. Re: Etta James "At Last" - Riley C. Hampton
           From: Charles 


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Message: 1 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 17:35:48 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: lives in legacy Me, previously: > 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. To answer my own question, I think it was Margie Hendricks. Maybe Mary Ann Fisher had the lead on "What Kind Of Man Are You." Duh la, Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 22:14:36 -0000 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Bobby Rydell Austin comments on Bobby Rydell's "Forget Him," which we have established was written by a UK writer: "it was Bobby Rydell who had the hit with 'Forget Him.'" Yes, and Bobby also recorded this in the UK, where Cameo-Parkway had a link-up with Pye Records. This was one of Bobby's biggest UK hits. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 22:02:39 -0000 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Donna Weiss Austin remembers, re Donna Weiss: > I do remember what a great voice she had! Hmmm. Donna is a great songwriter surely, but as the proud owner of her two late-60s Atco 45s, I'd rate her voice as, let's say, "interesting", rather than "great". But then, Austin was there, and I wasn't. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 04:29:49 -0000 From: Frank W Subject: Re: Gary Le Mel Simon White wrote: > 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. "On Broadway" is on "THE GARY LeMEL ALBUM" VeeJay VJS-1129, which I have, and enjoyed alot in the mid sixties. He was very much in the Jack Jones and Bobby Darin lounge singer genre. I read a posting about him recently on another board (Songbirds?), and I believe they did mention that he was associated with a movie studio. I searched for that message, but the Yahoo search function is not finding things - again. It's a shame that his singing career didn't take off, but it sounds like he remained in the music business. Frank W -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 00:30:35 -0000 From: Doug Richard Subject: Re: format wars Al Kooper wrote: > 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 ??<< Well, that's not exactly right... Not all SACD's are "hybrid" disc's. For example, the current Police reissues: I believe all the regular albums are "SACD only," meaning you can only play them on a SACD player. Their Greatest Hits CD though is a "hybrid", meaning you can play it in a regular CD player or a SACD machine. DVD-A's need to be played in a DVD-A machine and will not play in a regular CD player. The exception to all these rules are the "universal" players. I have a Pioneer DV-45A, which is a universal player, which means it will play regular CD's, SACD's (both hybrids and SACD only disc's) and DVD-A's. Buying a unversal player pretty much means you've got all your bases covered. Doug -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 00:45:15 -0000 From: Ray Subject: Re: Gary Le Mel Simon White: > 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. Gary LeMel, president of Worldwide Music, Warner Bros. Pictures Gary LeMel has overseen some of Warner Bros.'s most successful soundtracks including Singles, The Matrix and The Bodyguard, which became the biggest selling soundtrack of all time. Prior to Warner Bros., LeMel was executive vice president of Music at Columbia Pictures, during which he created the multi-platinum soundtracks for Against All Odds, Ghostbusters, The Big Chill and St. Elmo's Fire. He has also held senior positions at Boardwalk Record Company and Casablanca Records. An accomplished jazz musician, LeMel's latest album on Atlantic is "Lost in Your Arms." Ray -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 22:59:46 GMT From: Andrew Hickey Subject: Re: P.F. Sloan Richard Williams: > 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 In the book Songwriters On Songwriting (an essential purchase, with interviews with Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and many more) by Paul Zollo, Sloan claims that that song (and four others) came to him as inspiration in one night while he battled with the force that was trying to make him write the song... personally I think that's slightly more embroidered than the Adler anecdote... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 13:24:30 -0000 From: John Sellards Subject: Re: Etta James "At Last" - Riley C. Hampton Mick Patrick on the arranger Riley C. Hampton, III: > his work - Mitty Collier's "I Had A Talk With My Man" and > "Selfish One" by Jackie Ross, just for starters. I noticed the other day that the opening melody of "Selfish One" (played on, I think, a french horn) is just the first few bars of the standard "Tenderly"! I hesitate to admit how many times I had heard this record before that hit me. John Sellards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 12:14:04 EST From: Jimmy Crescitelli Subject: Re: Hayley... sigh // Shelley... sigh When I was a kid, I wanted Shelley Fabares for my big sister; I'm still trying to figure out whether I wanted her to help me with my homework, or if I wanted to do her hair! ==Jimmy== -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 17:40:59 -0000 From: Charles Subject: Re: Etta James "At Last" - Riley C. Hampton Mick Patrick on the arranger Riley C. Hampton, III: > his work - Mitty Collier's "I Had A Talk With My Man" and > "Selfish One" by Jackie Ross, just for starters. He also arranged Barbara Lewis' "Hello Stranger", which was recorded at the Chess studio in Chicago with none other than Hall-Of-Famers THE DELLS singing backup!! Thought you'd like to know..... Charles -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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