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There are 2 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The Portraits
           From: Mark 
      2. Re: The Portraits
           From: Martin Roberts 


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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2004 00:21:29 -0000 From: Mark Subject: Re: The Portraits Gary Myers wrote: > Yes, Jerry actually had quite a few releases on Bell and other labels > after leaving the Portraits. The Liberty 45 came before he joined our > band. In fact, it was Clancy Grass who put us together. Jerry also > later wrote with Jerry Fuller. I have a discog, if interested. I am a big fan of Jerry Tawney's work. I would love to see the discography. I know about the Bell singles, the Liberty and then wasn't he also in Angus and Posse, also on Bell? I also have a great record he produced for a Michael Brennan on Capitol. > The Portraits had a previous 45 on Sidewalk (Let's Tell The World/A > Million To One), and we had single tracks on two ST LP's. We also did > some unreleased stuff, and I played drums on two cuts by the Mystic > Astrologic Crystal Band on Carole (Curb's sister), who were also > managed by Clancy. I have both Portraits singles and they are really good. Can you tell me which two soundtracks have the additional songs on them? Also do you by any chance have copies of the unreleased songs? Thanks, Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 22:03:33 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: The Portraits Gary Myers wrote; > The Portraits had a previous 45 on Sidewalk (Let's Tell The World/A > Million To One), and we had single tracks on two ST LP's. We also did > some unreleased stuff, and I played drums on two cuts by the Mystic > Astrologic Crystal Band on Carole (Curb's sister), who were also > managed by Clancy. "Million To One" -- did you have the effrontery to cover the Five Satins' Ember 45? If so I'd love to hear it! Recorded 'straight', or ala the Four Seasons? And what about the ST LP tracks? Guess Mike Curb is the 'Capitol' link for Uptown and Sidewalk, and although he is better known as a 'suit' he had some good records. One of my favourites, a very girl-group 45, is Mike Curb & The Rebelaires' The Rebel (Without A Cause), on Smash. The B-side is a good instrumental (with the opening riff 'stolen' from a Ronettes track I can't remember the title of) is called Carole's Rebel. A loyal family man. Martin PS Whilst hunting for the 45 I stumbled on a single from the Manhattan label, best known for soul girl Lydia Marcelle. And the credits on all these? Sidewalk Productions & Harley Hatcher, but dist. by Dover Records ... more queries! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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