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Spectropop - Digest Number 1418

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There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Ella Johnson - Remembering an Unsung Vocal Hero
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      2. Re: '60s Pop Rock Reunion
           From: Laura Pintop 
      3. "I'll Love You For A While" and other Dusty Springfield originals
           From: Mick Patrick 
      4. -- April update
           From: Mike Dugo 
      5. Re: California Dreamin' TV special
           From: Mojo 
      6. Re: Dahlstrom/Knechtel/Croce
           From: Artie Wayne 
      7. Re: Jan Berry R.I.P.
           From: Clark Besch 
      8. Re: California Dreamin' TV special
           From: Jim Shannon 
      9. The Tee Set
           From: Matt Howell 
     10. Re: UK Oriole
           From: Dave Heasman 
     11. The Guess Who
           From: Artie Wayne 

Message: 1 Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 07:35:45 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Ella Johnson - Remembering an Unsung Vocal Hero Steve Harvey: > A woman named Ella Johnson died Feb. 16 in New York. She > was 86 years old. She was, in the best sense of the phrase, > one of the ladies who sang with the band. She sang beautifully, > she was a lovely woman, and it's terribly sad that she's gone. Thanks for posting this. Buddy and Ella Johnson were the headliners on the first concert I ever attended--a big "chitlin' circuit" roadshow that played the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami c.1953-54. AND, Mick Patrick owes me a CD copy of the Buddy and Ella acetate (made from the original masters) I gave him that includes her swinging/bluesy recording of Since I Fell For You. She was a fine singer with a highly distinctive voice; a real "star" back in her day. RIP. Di la, Rashkovsky. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 14:13:32 -0000 From: Laura Pintop Subject: Re: '60s Pop Rock Reunion S.J. Dibai wrote: > I wanted to tell you that if you haven't seen the latest PBS oldies > concert, "'60s Pop Rock Reunion," do yourself a favor and check it > out next chance you get! It was easily the most consistently > enjoyable of all the PBS oldies specials I've seen (and I've seen > more than I can count right now). Hi, Thanks for the info. I've heard nothing but wonderful things about this special. Haven't caught it yet but plan on doing so. I'm also hoping it gets released on video down the road. Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2004 00:15:42 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: "I'll Love You For A While" and other Dusty Springfield originals Tony Leong pleaded for: > HELP!!!!! One of my favorite Dusty Springfield songs is "I'll > Love You For A While" (1965). Yesterday, my friend played me a > version of the song (the original I understand) by a singer > named Jill Jackson. Does anybody out there know if that > original version is available on any CD compilation??????? You're in luck, Tony. The track you desire is contained on the CD "A Love Like Yours: the original versions of the songs that inspired Dusty Springfield", released in 2000 on UK Connoisseur Collection (VSOP 299). Modesty forbids me from revealing who compiled and annotated this baby. I believe it's still available. Find some info here: You simply cannot beat Dusty singing the songs of Carole King and Gerry Goffin. Well, Skeeter Davis sings G/K comes close. I *love* Dusty's version of "I'll Love You For A While". You know, I think it might have been released before the Jill Jackson rendition. Hey, but who's counting?! If I'd have been Carole (careful) or Gerry, I might have given La O'Brien first crack at that song too. In my mind I can hear Little Eva's original demo. Sigh. > And who originally sang "All Cried Out"???? What CD is that > available on?? That would be Darlene Paul on Capitol 5200. You'll find it on the same CD, along with tracks by Betty Everett, the Sandpebbles, Rita Wright, Martha & the Vandellas, Tommy Hunt, Jimmy Radcliffe, Barbara English, the Shirelles, Gene Pitney, Garnett Mimms, Jerry Butler, Aretha Franklin, the Classics IV, Thelma Houston, Lesley Gore, the Rascals and Baby Washington. THAT is what I call a line- up! Say Hi to Reparata for me, Tony. I interviewed her on the 'phone a few years back. I doubt if she'll remember me, though. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 10:55:51 -0600 From: Mike Dugo Subject: -- April update Here's a quick notice that the April updates to are now online. Included are interviews or recollections with three local/regional bands from the '60s that made some classic recordings: Dennis Swanson, Jerry McMillen, and Al Pisciotta recall their days as Children of the Mushroom; HJ Boyle remembers his stints in The Echoes / The Scoundrels / Lt. Garcia's Magic Music Box; and Ron Chassner provides his recollections while a member of two Florida '60's groups: The Gents Five and Leaves of Grass. Mike Dugo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 21:13:09 -0000 From: Mojo Subject: Re: California Dreamin' TV special Mark Hill wrote: > This features an array of music clips that I don't recall seeing before > and interviews with band members. Has a British narrator, John Peel, so > I assume it's from the BBC. They cut it off before the end of the credits. > I don't know how recent it is. Mark, This was part of a series called Rock Family Trees, shown on the BBC around 1998. Based on the books by Pete Frame, the series also covered Merseybeat, Fleetwood Mac, Deep Purple and Brumbeat. Mojo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 09:13:30 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Dahlstrom/Knechtel/Croce When Patti Dahlstrom was doing her first Album for 20th Century Fox she got her friend Larry Knechtel to create a piano part for a song that we wrote for our friend Jim Croce, "Sending My Good Thoughts To You," that rivaled the part he played on "Bridge Over Troubled Water". If you'd like to hear it, click on regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 18:06:55 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Jan Berry R.I.P. When I met Jan Berry (early 90's), he was pretty nice, but I found Dean very nice and talkative. I think both appreciated their fans. Certainly, their songs will live forever, as will Jan's legacy. Picking a favorite would be really tough, but right now I'd choose PF Sloan's "I Found A Girl" -- perfect song for the period. Unfortunately, it was their last top 40 hit before his car accident. They will always be one of the best duos to ever record. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 19:53:27 -0000 From: Jim Shannon Subject: Re: California Dreamin' TV special Al Kooper wrote: > This show stopped me from ever doing interview shows again. > It was a bad set-up. Al: I intended to watch it but after hearing your side of the story, I think not. Thanks for the heads up. By the way, I purchased "Child is Father" CD and, as I articulated in an earlier dispatch, "Modern Adventures" is truly a masterpiece. Jim Shannon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 19:00:54 -0000 From: Matt Howell Subject: The Tee Set I was hoping someone out there might have the collection by The Tee Set called "The Tee Set: Golden Classics" that Collectables put out. If any of you do, I would greatly appreciate if you could tell me who has the songwriting credit for "Since I Lost Your Love." I think it may be a song my father, Bob Howell, wrote & sold in Europe while gigging there in the mid-'60s. It was originally recorded by The Quivers and released on the Triola label. My guess is that the label is German, since the B-side title is preceded by "m/", which I am assuming is "mit." Any help would be appreciated. thanks, Matt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 23:02:15 +0100 From: Dave Heasman Subject: Re: UK Oriole Arguably Oriole's biggest hit was "Freight Train" by Chas McDevitt & Nancy Whiskey in 1957. Or, "We Will Make Love" by Russ Hamilton? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 08:43:53 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: The Guess Who When I was at Scepter records as a writer/producer, I remember working on a few tracks with Chad Allen, Randy Bachman and the Guess Who. I just heard someone is releasing a CD set that includes some unreleased recordings. I was wondering if anything I did was included in the package. regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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