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Spectropop - Digest Number 1427



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There are 16 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The Portraits
           From: Martin Roberts 
      2. Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles
           From: Phil X. Milstein 
      3. Re: Larry Knechtel
           From: Al Kooper 
      4. Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles
           From: Natasha McNamee 
      5. Re: UK Oriole
           From: Al Quaglieri 
      6. Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles
           From: Paul Urbahns 
      7. Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles
           From: Paul Balser 
      8. Unreleased Bob B Soxx and the Blue Jeans songs found!
           From: Charles Sheen 
      9. Musica selections; Aretha on Columbia; R&RHOF
           From: Country Paul 
     10. Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles
           From: Ed B 
     11. Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles
           From: Robert Beason 
     12. Re: The Ronettes & Chubby Checker @ Cameo-Parkway
           From: Phil X. Milstein 
     13. Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles
           From: Dave O'Gara 
     14. Re: Unreleased Bob B Soxx and the Blue Jeans songs found!
           From: Tony Leong 
     15. Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles
           From: thirteen_eagle 
     16. Re: Flip Cartridge etc
           From: Austin Roberts 


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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 17:41:56 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: The Portraits Gary Myers added to his and the Portraits musical legacy with this item: > We have a filler song (not used in the movie) on "Dr. Goldfoot & > the Girl Bombs", under the name Paul & The Pack... At the risk of sounding boring...I've got this LP and "Hidin' From Myself" is a good piece of harmony pop written Hemric & Styner. Not credited with arr or prod, this is given to Mike Curb, Bob Summers and Al Simms but I wonder if H & S were on the session? Good to hear harmonica and I particularly like the echo on the hand claps. Small photo on the rear of the sleeve, the group or just four guys and a giant who happened to be handy for a group photo? If this is the Portraits, which one is you? Thanks, Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 15:03:47 -0500 From: Phil X. Milstein Subject: Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles Louis wrote: > Do you know of any girl group songs about the Beatles? Along similar lines, but even more specifically, I'm looking for songs about Ringo. Not Lorne Greene's Ringo, mind you, but John Paul & George's. Were there enough of 'em to comprise even a mid- length compilation? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 14:50:12 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Larry Knechtel Doug: > I'll let Larry know what you said about taping for posterity. By > the way, if I can bribe you with a microbrew, I'd like to sit down > with you as well if you ever make it to the "cultural epicenter" > that is Yakima, WA : ) Doug, I don't drink BUT if I was in Yakima WA I might have to. Seriously, you're on and stranger things have happened. Travellin' Al Kooper Playing London, Windsor & Toronto, ONT in mid-July. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 19:26:00 +0100 (BST) From: Natasha McNamee Subject: Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles Louis wrote: > Do you know of any girl group songs about the Beatles? The Angels - Little Beatle Boy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 14:16:39 -0400 From: Al Quaglieri Subject: Re: UK Oriole > For whatever reason, almost no Beat-era UK Oriole/CBS product > has been reissued by Sony. Some collectors have speculated that > Oriole wiped their pre-CBS master tapes. Also Oriole & UK > CBS made a lot of lease deals that might be hard to untangle > but a few items have come to light occasionally. Youd figure > since Sundazed has an "in" with Sony Legacy something might > turn up but nothing. Any thoughts? I've been in the Sony UK vaults. Not only do they have all the Oriole/Embassy master tapes and associated documentation, but also a fantastic collection of every LP, every 45, and many 78s on those labels. Most all of that material is too obscure to show up on Legacy's radar, although I have piqued Bob's interest in getting some of it together for Sundazed. Al Q. NY -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 12:44:19 EDT From: Paul Urbahns Subject: Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles I know we are posting girl group Beatles songs but one of the more unusual Beatles songs I own is a country ditty titled, "I Ain't No Beatle (But I Want To Hold Your Hand)". It was done in Nashville by Jerry Foster and issued on Spar. Country piano legend Moon Mullican also cut it on an album for Spar. And I have a third version from the same company that is uncredited. Paul Urbahns -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 12:37:02 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) From: Paul Balser Subject: Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles Austin: > There was British actress Dora Bryan's "All I Want For Christmas > Is A Beatle" (It made #20 in 1963 on UK Fontana) and there's Cindy > Rella's "Bring Me A Beatle For Christmas" on U.S. Drum Boy. Do you have either one of these songs? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 21:54:54 -0000 From: Charles Sheen Subject: Unreleased Bob B Soxx and the Blue Jeans songs found! Hi everyone, For the past few years I have been posting want ads for Bob B Soxx and the Blue Jeans (my father's group) and low and behold I have found two unreleased songs right under my nose, "But You Don't Love Me" and "The Walk". They were found in a neighbor's old reel to reel collection. She pulled the collection from our trash. I have put them to cassette tape. Me and my mother think "But You Don't Love Me" should be kept unreleased, but "The Walk" sounds pretty ok. Thanks for your help. Now has anyone ever heard of these songs? Charles Sheen -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 19:58:16 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Musica selections; Aretha on Columbia; R&RHOF Been away from the list for a while - real life intervened. But, thanks to a good friend, I've got Bernie Schwartz's recently-discussed "Follow Me" ready to play to musica when there's an opening, so keep and eye and ear open. Mike McKay: > "Baby I Can't Stop Myself" was recorded as a B-side by Johnny Parris > & Co. -- in reality John Gummoe of The Cascades, mentioned in the last > digest. This is my absolute favorite out of all of Sloan's pop-era > songs, and I love a LOT of them! Really a fine song, Mike; thanks for playing it! I must admit to not being as warm about the Johnny Tillotson track, although it is certainly worth the listen; I tend to be more of a fan of his Cadence era. "Why Do I Love You So," "Without You" and "True, True Happiness" would most likely be the pillars of my Tillotson temple. Simon White: > It's interesting that Columbia didn't put the future Queen Of Soul on > "Okeh" which was their R&B label. I suppose they saw her as a pop act? As I remember, she was marketed primarily to the middle-road audience with a nod to the jazz group. Not the wisest business plan! Simon again: > I give don't two hoots who gets into the "Hall Of Fame" partly > because most of the inductees mean jack all to me. Simply not > interested. I second that - vigorously. There's no way one institution could be inclusive of the many musical streams and tributaries - never mind the artists who navigated them - that comprise(d) rock and roll and all its offshoots and related forms. Rock is still a living entity; why flash-free it and choke off its evolution? Philosophically yours, Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 22:51:52 -0000 From: Ed B Subject: Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles Louis wrote: > Do you know of any girl group songs about the Beatles? Phil M: > Along similar lines, but even more specifically, I'm looking for > songs about Ringo. How about RINGO RINGO by Darlene Terri - Columbia 43042 (written by Pam Sawyer). -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 01:43:56 +0000 From: Robert Beason Subject: Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles Louis wrote: > Do you know of any girl group songs about the Beatles? Let's not forget The Vernons Girls' "We Love The Beatles." IIRC, someone even posted that song's lyrics here during a previous discussion of Beatlemania exploitation records a year or two ago. A real classic of the genre. Bob Beason -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 14:45:56 -0500 From: Phil X. Milstein Subject: Re: The Ronettes & Chubby Checker @ Cameo-Parkway Mick Patrick: > I forgot to add APRIL FOOL! I received no such CD. Sorry. HA! You had me going -- I watched some ChubCheck vidclips last night, with new respect despite not having actually heard his "great" auteurpieces. And now I'd like to! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 23:59:13 -0000 From: Dave O'Gara Subject: Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles Louis wrote: > Do you know of any girl group songs about the Beatles? Phil M: > Along similar lines, but even more specifically, I'm looking for > songs about Ringo. Not Lorne Greene's Ringo, mind you, but John > Paul & George's. Were there enough of 'em to comprise even a mid- > length compilation? In addition to all the previously mentioned Beatles related 45's, there's Ringo, I Love You by Bonnie Jo Mason, b/w, Beatle Blues. Bonnie Jo Mason, of course, is Cher stepping out from her background vocal work for Phil Spector. Pictures of the 45's are in the photo section. Writer's credit on Beatle Blues goes to Annette Lee Spector and as Al Kooper informed us recently, that's Phil's ex-wife. If you look at the photos, you'll see notations from the record library of WORC-AM, in Worcester, MA. I was able to save a few records before much of their fabulous collection was sent to a dumpster!! Dave 0' -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 04:27:53 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Re: Unreleased Bob B Soxx and the Blue Jeans songs found! Charles Sheen wrote: > Hi everyone, For the past few years I have been posting want ads > for Bob B Soxx and the Blue Jeans (my father's group) and low and > behold I have found two unreleased songs right under my nose, "But > You Don't Love Me" and "The Walk"... Charles: Both of those songs were released years ago on "Rare Masters 2", a compilation on the Phil Spector International label. I remember the songs well, and "The Walk" was a decent song--kind of an imptomptu thing with a great piano solo in two places. "But You Dont Love Me" is kind of blusey. And, isn't that your Dad's voice prominent in the backgrounds of Darlene's "Long Way To Be Happy" and the end of the Ronettes "Chapel Of Love"??? Tony Leong -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 05:08:38 -0000 From: thirteen_eagle Subject: Re: Girl Group songs about the Beatles Louis wrote: > Do you know of any girl group songs about the Beatles? The Whippets, "Go Go Go with Ringo"/"I Want to Talk with You", Josie 921. "Go Go Go...": midtempo with banjo(!) and whistling (!!). "I Want...": again midtempo, this time with Beatlesque guitars (and Spectoresque maracas). Girls have very fake British accents - "Let's geau, geau, geau, with Ringeau/Geowge, Pol and Johnny tew...". "Go..." written by Jean Murray and Neil Levinson, "I Want..." by Neil Levinson. Both sides "A Dulev Production". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 00:31:03 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Flip Cartridge etc Dear friends, It is with great embarassment (or at least some) that I have found that Gary Paxton, who really was Flip of Skip and Flip, as well as the lead singer of the Hollywood Argyles was not Flip Cartridge. That was Billy Meshel! I worked with Billy for 5 or 6 years and he never once said that, but the brain do play tricks on us older folks. Please forgive the confusion. A penitent Austin Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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