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Spectropop - Digest Number 1424

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There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Monkee Sugar
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      2. Hep Spoons
           From: Steve Harvey 
      3. Re: Hothouse Smiles
           From: DPW 
      4. Timi Yuro R.I.P.
           From: phoenixcanada2001 
      5. Paul Atkinson of the Zombies R.I.P.
           From: David Coyle 
      6. Jerry Tawney
           From: markt439 
      7. Re: Manhattan label
           From: Ed B 
      8. Re: Larry Knechtel
           From: Mark Wirtz 
      9. Re: Cartridge controversy continues ...
           From: Ed B 
     10. Re: Since I Fell For Since I Fell For You
           From: Orion 
     11. Girl Group songs about the Beatles
           From: Louis 

Message: 1 Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 14:44:48 EST From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Monkee Sugar Albabe: > ...can't a boy make a girl's life "so sweet"? Absolutely! ! ! It just seemed to me that this sort of thing wasn't the stuff hits were made of in 1967-69--i.e., would it have gotten past Don Kirshner? I automatically assumed either Kirshner or the song's penners possibly would have "suggested" that a female voice be thrown in if the lyric was to remain "I'm gonna....." But please, come up with examples of guys (artists) of the era who sang lyrics like this, I'd love to know about it! Weren't lyrics in which men associated themselves with qualities such as sweetness more prevalent in soul music in those days? I can't come up with any examples myself --anyone? Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2004 19:31:53 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Hep Spoons >From another source: > Subject: lovin spoonful vs. hep stars > > Hi! > Im from Sweden and I think I can tell you the story about Lovin > Spoonful vs. the Hep Stars. "Once upon a time......" No, Lovin > Spoonful was guesting a swedish tv-program (This was around 66 > when television was in black and white) They were the BIG act that > week, coming from USA and they had many hits here in sweden and > they were HUGE!!!!! At the same bill was our swedish guys called > The Hep Stars,( from that group came Benny Andersson, later he > became one of the Bs in ABBA, the rest of that group is history) > one of swedens biggest group at that time, and in the rest of > scandinavia (Norway, Denmark & Finland) They was plugging there > latest hit "Sunny girl" John Sebastian fell in love with that song > and talked with the Hep Stars of a possible release of the song > sung by Lovin Spoonful. (the song "Sunny girl" and "Rain on the > roof" have simulares!) The Hep Stars said NO! The TV-show was a > great event and John Sebastian bought a copy of the song and went > back to the states......"and they all lived happy ever after." The > reason I know it so well is that John Sebastian was performing in > Stockholm back in 81-82 and he told that story on the press > conference. (I was there) That night I saw him live and he even > sang half the song and told the story to us all. And now comes the > best, I recorded the show so I have the story and the song on > tape!!!!!!!!!!! > > Stefan E. Asplund -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 14:56:50 EST From: DPW Subject: Re: Hothouse Smiles Hi GEM, There are two Capitol releases by Marc(k) Wirtz: Hothous Smiles and Balloon. Both are available on RPM records as Dreamer of Glass Beach/Hollywood Years as CD with bits of his unreleased Cartoon/ Lost Pets-album. It's solo Marc(k) Wirtz at his best.... Now his last solo-effort is the Love is Eggshaped album, coming out any minute on the DREAMTunes-Label..... DPW -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 20:11:01 -0000 From: phoenixcanada2001 Subject: Timi Yuro R.I.P. In about 1980 I heard Timi Yuro for the first time. Who or what was he or she I asked myself. She could have been a black male, it was oddly a voice which blurred gender and colour lines. To discover that she was an Italian American was a shock! Of course the first song I ever heard was `Hurt' and as great as that was I thought `What's a Matter Baby' was even better! A voice on the edge of losing control, but just maintaining enough to let the tale of love, loss and revenge be told. This wasn't over emoting this was the real thing. I managed to find a couple of vinyl LPs of this very gifted but largely forgotten singer. Imagine my surprise when I traveled to Amsterdam in 1983 and in browsing record shops found that she appeared to be quite popular among the Dutch. I've since acquired a couple more CDs that captured this brilliant voice at its best. I'd never heard the song `Johnny' now on musica, but I can tell you what an incredible song! Shivers up the spine and tears to the eyes; if I thought I'd heard Timi Yuro's voice before, I can easily say nothing compares to this incredible song. Any notes on it, ie. When she recorded it, etc. Shame that she's gone and seemed to not to get anywhere the recognition she deserved. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 14:04:28 -0800 (PST) From: David Coyle Subject: Paul Atkinson of the Zombies R.I.P. This may be old news to everyone on the list, but I just found out that Paul Atkinson of the Zombies passed away the other night. He'd been ailing for sometime, and I think it was a benefit concert for him that the remaining Zombies reunited for recently. Sad news in the wake of the losses of Timi Yuro and Estelle Axton... David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 22:20:28 -0000 From: markt439 Subject: Jerry Tawney What more can you tell me about Jerry Tawney and what he recorded? Here is what I know so far: Solo records on: Liberty Bell Groups: The Portraits Yellow Hand Angus Posse Produced: Michael Brennan (1 single on Capitol) Anything else that you know of that he has done? From some of what I heard he did some great Gary Puckett sound-alikes. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2004 00:24:18 -0000 From: Ed B Subject: Re: Manhattan label I believe Manhattan and Dover records were an operation out of New Orleans in the mid-'60s. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 15:19:16 -0800 (PST) From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Larry Knechtel Doug Carey wrote: > I've mentioned this before on a separate thread, but Larry Knechtel > lives in my town of Yakima, Washington... Perhaps those of you who > know him will be able to let me know if it would be intrusive of me > to approach him about sitting down to talk about his work. I'm a > music teacher in town, but I don't know if that would carry any > weight. I don't want to offend him, just pick his brain. So far as I know Larry, you don't need "clout." In fact, he'd probably appreciate your no bullshit "fan" approach (especially from his now home town) far more than a biz "referral." He's a very human "regular guy" and pisses and shits and bleeds and cries like the rest of us. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't ask you out to a pub to have beer with you. Having said that, and if it makes you feel more confident, tell him that a "ghost from the past," namely Mad Mark Wirtz, told you to bang his door down, to ask him to put on some pants and have a chat with you. Warm best, Mark W ;) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2004 00:29:30 -0000 From: Ed B Subject: Re: Cartridge controversy continues ... Don't forget the Billy Meshel album on ABC-PROBE may shed a little light on the Flip Cartridge controversy. Ed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 23:56:24 -0600 From: Orion Subject: Re: Since I Fell For Since I Fell For You I agree with you Mr Rashkow, Lenny Welch's record is one of my all time favorites. I have made a CD of my favorite all time songs and it is included. I have heard several renditions of the song since but none can compare. Orion -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2004 03:36:54 -0000 From: Louis Subject: Girl Group songs about the Beatles Do you know of any girl group songs about the Beatles? Here are the three that I know about: Do you remember a 1960's song by Gigi Parker and the Lonelies called "Beatles, Please Come Back" on the compilation "Growin' Up To Fast." Do you know anything about what inspired that song for them? I am also curious about 2 songs by Silver Convention, "The Boys From Liverpool" (similar to Stars on 45) and "A Song About The Boys From Liverpool" where they ask: "John, Paul, George and Ringo, where are you, where have you gone?" Have you ever heard these songs? You can hear the Silver Convention Songs at They were only released on a 7" and not on any of their albums. I am an avid Silver Convention fan (see my website ) who had their biggest hit with the song "Fly, Robin, Fly." Hope to hear back from you. Thanks, Louis in West Hollywood, California -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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