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Spectropop - Digest Number 1429

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Artists who do covers in concert instead of their own songs
           From: Mark 
      2. Van McCoy demo
           From: Julio Niño 
      3. Re: Joe Saraceno
           From: Gary Myers 
      4. Various
           From: Country Paul 
      5. How would you feel if you won the war?
           From: Phil X. Milstein 
      6. Re: Bad Habits on Paula
           From: Dave O'Gara 
      7. Paula's Bad Habits
           From: Eric P. 
      8. Re: Unreleased Bob B Soxx and the Blue Jeans songs found!
           From: Austin Powell 
      9. Re: Valiant
           From: Dave Heasman 
     10. Re: American Dreams
           From: Karen Andrew 
     11. Re: John, Paul & George's Ringo
           From: Clark Besch 
     12. Re: Paula's Bad Habits
           From: Clay S. 
     13. How would you feel if you won the war?
           From: Phil X. Milstein 
     14. Re: Madison Avenue Lyrics, "Happy Together"
           From: Chris Schneider 
     15. Re: Joe Saraceno
           From: Martin Roberts 
     16. Re: Sinatra's bottom
           From: Phil X. Milstein 
     17. Re: Van McCoy nails Baby I'm Yours
           From: Phil X. Milstein 
     18. Re: Paula's Bad Habits
           From: Ed B. 
     19. Bob Feldman on the line . . . FGG Stuff
           From: Tom Adams 
     20. Re: Artists who do covers in concert instead of their own songs
           From: Various 
     21. Beatle Mania LP
           From: Mark Hill 
     22. Agnetha covers the Shangri-las???
           From: Jeffery Kennedy 
     23. Metropolitan Soul Show
           From: Simon White 
     24. Paul Evans and Group 5ive
           From: Paul Evans 
     25. Badfinger
           From: Al Kooper 

Message: 1 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 04:59:32 -0000 From: Mark Subject: Artists who do covers in concert instead of their own songs I don't know why this is done but I've seen it with three acts in the last few years. I saw The Tokens, and instead of doing all of the many great songs of theirs they did their biggest hits and the rest were other people's songs. No She Lets Her Hair Down, which is my favorite song of theirs. Next, Little Anthony and the Imperials -- again, they did their big hits but none of the minor ones. Instead, covers of other songs. The worst was a few years ago, when I saw the Fifth Dimension. Now here is a group that charted over 20 songs. They certainly recorded enough good material for a show. Instead, after an hour, they had done only three of their own songs. I don't know what the rest of the show was like, because I left. I don't go to see an act that I like to hear them do other material, especially if they had a lot of good songs of their own. Why do performers do this? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 12:29:47 -0000 From: Julio Niño Subject: Van McCoy demo Hola Everybody, I want to thank Mick Patrick for sharing the Van McCoy demo of "Baby I'm Yours". It´s beautiful and very sexy. Van´s voice is pure velvet. You are lucky not being here, Mick, because I think I´d try to kiss you. XOXOX, Julio Niño. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 21:14:10 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Joe Saraceno Mac Joseph wrote: > Can anyone out there in Spectropop land tell me whatever became of > Joe Saraceno? I spoke with him in the late '80s, when I was doing a story on Larry Bright (Saraceno produced "Mojo Workout"), but I'm not finding the number I had for him then. If you want to e-mail me off-list, if I find it again I'll write you back. Otherwise, you might look him up as a writer at, to see if you find a pertinent publishing company address. Saraceno was still here in SoCal when we spoke -- seems to me he may have been in the west San Fernando Valley somewhere. Gary Myers MusicGem / -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 01:43:20 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Various Artie Wayne: > New Tide Blowin' in the Wind!!" > Outraged, > I forgot to add ... APRIL FOOL!!! You got me, good buddy. Art Longmire: > By the way, I LIKE the Dylan Victoria's Secret commercial. I'm still deciding, Art; it's just too strange for words. (But it's hard not to like those women....) More Art: > I'm sure some of us can still remember the time the Beatles' > "Revolution" was used to sell shoes ... I'm still ticked off > about that one! One more reason to be unhappy with Michael Jackson. Mike Rashkow, after Steve Harvey's rave: > I absolutely love Lenny Welch's ["Since I Fell For You"]. One of my > all time faves. Great chart and most interestingly -- he does the > verse. How odd is that for a pop hit? Cadence was a great label. > Archie Bleyer had exquisite taste. Total agreement. In the recent mini-discussion about "do you buy by the label," sometimes, yes; I'd add Cadence to the list of frequent winners. Most of you probably know that the Welsh recording was reissued on Columbia after Cadence folded. Joe Foster: > Apparently something of a tax loss operation, Manhattan still exists > as an EMI/Capitol subsid. Mostly jazz nowadays. I think they just kept > the name, along with Angel Records, another Curb thing. Manhattan had an 80s hit with Belouis Some's "Some People." Angel is a long-time well-established and -respected classical label. Mick Patrick: > ...test pressing of Disc Four from ABKCO's forthcoming Cameo- > Parkway box set > > I forgot to add APRIL FOOL! I received no such CD. Sorry. HA! I'm gullible twice - and embarrassed as hell. (Maybe it comes from finally reading the posts several days after April Fool's Day, and not thinking about the dateline....). Red-faced, Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 16:30:51 -0000 From: Phil X. Milstein Subject: How would you feel if you won the war? Reuters has a nice little interview/update with Bjorn Ulvaeus today, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Abba's Eurovision breakthrough with Waterloo, as well as Mama Mia's reaching some sort of milestone or other: --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 22:59:25 -0000 From: Dave O'Gara Subject: Re: Bad Habits on Paula I second the request to learn more about Bad Habits. They had a release on Paula called The Night Owl that got some decent airplay in central Massachusetts late '69, early 70 but I never heard anything else by them or about them. Dave 0' -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 13:10:24 -0700 From: Eric P. Subject: Paula's Bad Habits OK, my ears are burning! Messages of LOUIE LOUIE came flowing into my mail box, courtesy of my pal Phil Milstein. As the web guru of LouieLouie.Net, and producer-director of the upcoming "Meaning of Louie" epic documentary, I'm sort of in the eye of the storm, so to speak. This Spectropop group looks pretty darned cool, so my thanks to Phil for the heads-up! 1) Interesting little postings about FLIP, aka Gary Paxton. When I saw the initial topic, I was thinking it referred to FLIP Records, which put out some great recordings by Richard Berry, the Sixteens, and Donald Woods, among others. Then, I realized it had to do with one half of "Skip & Flip." As luck would have it, there's a new CD from Ace Records that came out borrows from both of these great entities. It's called "Have Louie Will Travel" by Richard Berry, and it features his entire Flip Records catalog and his recorded output with Gary "Flip" Paxton. As I wrote the liner notes for this very CD, I didn't even think about the FLIP connection to both! Crazy man, crazy! 2) I don't know about the Bad Habits band being Delaney & Bonnie, but that sounds great! The only musical group I knew about with the name was a punk group in the 80s. So I put the question out to the LOUIE LOUIE PARTY Yahoo group, and my friend Clay Stabler responded with this reply: * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Eric, I believe the original poster is correct about Bad Habits being an early Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett group from Northern Louisiana. The Osborne catalog confirms this. Reported Bad Habits releases on the Shreveport-based Paula label: Paula 327  It’s Been a Long Time Coming/Night Owl Paula 333  My Baby Specializes/Born on the Bayou Paula 342  If The Whole World Stopped Loving/I Don’t Want to Discuss It Paula 353  Thank You for the Love/My Days Are Numbered Paula 370  Bad Wind/Images: The City Paula 374  Louie Louie/Touch the Sun Osborne lists the Paula singles as released from 1970-73.  Another single on Scepter 12126 (Don’t Take My Love Away/Hook Nose and Wooden Leg) is by a different group from Houston. A scan of the scarce stock label Paula 374 is in the Yahoo archive photo section. I can e-mail it if needed. Brief information on the band (no mention of Delaney and Bonnie) and an incomplete and incorrect discography is here: Additional info at mentions a 1974 album, Headstone, but this may be a different group. Info on the Jewel and Paula “bluesiana” labels:  (no discography and no mention of Bad Habits) The website at is down or no longer operating, but the address is/was 728 Texas Road in Shreveport and the number is/was (318) 459-3751. Another site lists an address as P.O. Box 1125, Shreveport, LA, 71163-1125 and a telephone number of (800) 446-2865. Couldn’t find a Paula label discography.  If anyone else can turn one up, please let me know. Clay -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 18:41:24 +0100 From: Austin Powell 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"... Tony Leong: > Both of those songs were released years ago on "Rare Masters 2", > a compilation on the Phil Spector International label... Charles/Tony: "The Walk" is, as you say on Rare Masters. The "track" was first used as the B side of The Crystals' "He's Sure the Boy I Love" and was called "Walkin' Along (La-La-La)", according to the sleeve notes. The same notes say "But You Don't Love Me" was also called "Everything's Gonna be Alright" on a Crystals LP and a Bob B Soxx LP in the "Wall Of Sound" reissue series from 1976. Austin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 23:50:44 +0100 From: Dave Heasman Subject: Re: Valiant Mikey: > Yes, but at the time that the Association LPs came out, Valiant had > been sold to WB. That's interesting because "Along Comes Mary" and "Insight Out" were released in England on London records, not Warners. Overlapping distribution contracts, I guess. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 19:58:17 -0700 (PDT) From: Karen Andrew Subject: Re: American Dreams Jimmy Crescitelli: > Hi Karen! This is the only show I watch on television. I've gotten > hooked on the family story lines, especially the strength and > forbearance of the Mom, but I first started watching the show to > see which songs they would feature. The musical "interludes" are > okay -- Tina Turner doing "River Deep" was fun -- but I've come to > accept that the extras' hair and the slang aren't going to be just > like 1965. Still the acting is top-notch, and the storylines very > real and moving. I think the season finale shown April 4 was super, esp. the flashing back and forth between Meg and her friend (forgot his name) at the war protest and her brother JJ in battle in Viet Nam. I did not participate in either but I sure did see all that on the evening news while we ate dinner! The music was good too. Now for reruns - oh well, a little review won't hurt! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 04:38:55 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: John, Paul & George's Ringo Anyone mention "The Other Ringo" by Larry Finnegan? If I remember right, it was a take off on Lorne Greene's "Ringo" this time dealing with Ringo Starr. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 18:03:40 -0000 From: Clay S. Subject: Re: Paula's Bad Habits Freeman Carmack wrote: > The other day, a friend of mine played me a killer version of > "Louie Louie", credited to Bad Habits, featuring a great, > prominent, Hammond organ groove. He said that it was Delaney and > Bonnie, before the Delaney and Bonnie and Friends period. It sure > grabbed my attention. I thought that if anyone knew anything about > it, this august group would. I checked AMG; no listing for "Louie" > done by Bad Habits. Is anyone aware of any online resources about > Paula and their catalogue, or any info about this track? I would > appreciate any info. Additional info from the Paula 374 single: A-side: "Louie Louie" (R. Berry), no producer listed, "Recorded at Sound City Studio Shreveport, LA" below group name, matrix number "SL-2096" along with the Monarch logo and serial number 88955. B-side: "Touch The Sun" (Ron Dilulio - Jack Russell), no producer listed, same notations as on A-side, matrix number "SL-2097" plus the Monarch logo and serial number 88955-X. I have two copies of this single. One is a white label promo with "PLUG SIDE" stamped on the "Louie Louie" side. The other is a stock label copy with "PLUG SIDE" stamped on the "Touch The Sun" side. Guess they tried it both ways. Clay S. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 13:38:34 -0500 From: Phil X. Milstein Subject: How would you feel if you won the war? Reuter's today filed a neat little interview with Bjorn Ulvaeus, in honor of the 30th anniversary of ABBA's Eurovision breakthrough with Waterloo, as well as Mama Mia's having reached some sort of milestone or other. To find out how much money he would turn down to reunite ABBA and other burning matters, see . --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 12:00:00 -0800 (GMT-08:00) From: Chris Schneider Subject: Re: Madison Avenue Lyrics, "Happy Together" David Torresen wrote: > There's a fine article in today's Washington Post about the > increasingly common practice of television advertisers setting > new lyrics to familiar old songs -- specifically in this instance > about the Applebee's restaurant chain turning the 1967 hit > "Happy Together" into a plug for surf and turf: It does bring to mind "It's Always Fair Weather" and the musicalized Klenz-Rite (sp?) commercial sung by Dolores Gray, no? Also the use, during the '50s, of Lehar's "I Love You So" waltz for a soap jingle. Mainly, though, I'm stuck by the fact that, for all of Post writer David Segal's veneration of the song "Happy Together," he omits any mention of its composer and lyricist: Alan Gordon and Gary Bonner. A shame, that. Chris -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 21:01:53 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Joe Saraceno Mac Joseph wonders what happened to Joe Saraceno. I'm not sure what he's doing now, hopefully living a life of bliss with his royalties but Stephen McParland conducted two interviews with him in the early '90s. You can read these in "Bull Session With The Big Daddy" and in his later book "Sound Waves And Traction - Volume 2" he devotes a whole chapter, 70 pages, to detailing via more interviews with other participants and an exhaustive discography, all of Joe's work from Tony & Joe in the fifties to the New Marketts in the late 70s. I'd recommended all Stephen’s books, he's to surfing as Mick Patrick is to Girl Groups, Ron Weeks site a tribute to Gary Usher, details all the books by Stephen McParland's, CMusic publishing enterprise. I am a long way from having heard all Joe Saraceno's musical output but despite the talent involved with the recordings most to these ears lack the energy, excitement and imagery of the best surf instrumentals. There are exceptions, my favourite The Marketts "Out Of Limits". First released as "Outer Limits" and bearing the credit arranged by Jack Nitzsche this, as to his chagrin he relates in his BOMP! interview was changed on the re- pressing to arranged by Ray Pohlman. Stephen quizzes Joe and the tunes writer, Michael Z. Gordon on this and both tell the same story of Jack being 'out of it' and how none of his arrangement was actually used. A year ago I also asked Michael about this, sadly the same story but... Listening to the record it screams NITZSCHE! Oh well and let's be honest, I wouldn't trust my ears to hear the doorbell. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 17:23:46 +0000 From: Phil X. Milstein Subject: Re: Sinatra's bottom Dave Heasman wrote: > In, I think, 1962, Frank Sinatra reached one of a number of career- > nadirs with "Everybody's Twistin'". Same song. A stinker it is, but I submit that "Everybody's Twistin'" sounds like a sublime masterpiece next to "Mama Will Bark," a wretched novelty Frank was forced to record (in a quasi-duet with a "statuesque" non-singer named Dagmar) by Mitch Miller. It was cut, I believe, prior to Frank's career rebound in "From Here To Eternity," and thus at a time when he lacked the industry clout to tell Miller where he could stick it. But, wow, it's still hard to believe a guy like Frank could ever have stooped so low. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 17:58:32 +0000 From: Phil X. Milstein Subject: Re: Van McCoy nails Baby I'm Yours Mick Patrick wrote: > I'm sure they must exist, but I have only ever come across > one Van McCoy demo. As promised, I have posted it to musica. > It's his version of "Baby I'm Yours", as immortalised by the > lovely Barbara Lewis. All of the backing vocals are by Van too. > Rarely, if ever, has our man sounded so ... vandrogynous. For > that reason, I think you will be transported directly to > heaven: I don't know about kissing you for this post, Mick, but I sure will thank you profusely, maybe even shake your hand (if you wash it first). What confuses me, though, is how, if you're Van McCoy, you can blithely give away a song you clearly have nailed so perfectly. Wow. --Phil M. P.S. Thank you. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 22:27:03 -0000 From: Ed B. Subject: Re: Paula's Bad Habits Bad Habits - Scepter 12126 "Hook Nose and Wooden Leg"/"Don't Take My Love Away" 1966, produced by Huey Meaux. Great garage rock probably same as group that did this version of "Louie Louie" mentioned in posting. Ed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 18:03:26 -0000 From: Tom Adams Subject: Bob Feldman on the line . . . FGG Stuff Hi All: It took awhile (we played phone tag for a few weeks) but Bob and I finally got the time to talk. I presented him with the posts by Phil X. Milstein, Tom Tabor, Mick Patrick, Bob Celli, Mike McKay and Clark Besch. He had a lot to say. (I never knew where the name "The McCoys" came from!) I recorded our conversations the best I could (he was on his cell, driving around who knows where). My phone picked up fan noise from my computers, and his cell cut out often. Still, it turned out OK. I chopped out bits (or sections) of the recordings that either were off topic ("Hi Tom. How are you?" "Good, Bob. Thanks for asking.") or else were not understandable due to the connection. I posted them (posts and audio responses) on my webserver at Bob loves telling the stories begind the records and sessions, so we're gonna do this again. If anyone has more questions or comments, (or if I left anyone out), post them here on the board. If anyone has any trouble playing or downloading the files (MP3s), email me ( and I'll send them to you directly. And for those of you who know Bob from the "old days" (you know who you are!) he wants to talk to you guys at another time. Hey, give him time.. This "computer stuff" is pretty new to him!! Thanks. Tom Adams -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 11:10:38 +0100 From: Various Subject: Re: Artists who do covers in concert instead of their own songs A compendium of recent postings on the same subject, the sum of which will hopefully be sufficient to render this particular thread of discussion closed. Thank you. Read on: ---------- Dan Hughes: I think that a lot of oldies groups do covers because they don't have the original lead singer, and it is less noticable that they are counterfeit when they don't do the songs the real group made famous. ---------- Superoldies: The best thing to do is let them know it, either via their website or venue management. In some cases the artists can't do their old material (hit the notes, insufficient band) and slaughter it if they tried, or are not the original artists to begin with. Then you have some that sound like the record...I think it's a case of if they've kept up with the singing or not. Sometimes your favorite may be one the artist thinks nobody will remember, which in most cases is wrong. Yell it out & they'll get the message that people remember their lesser knwon songs. As for avoiding the hits, there's no excuse really! What is really a shame is when the original artist is out there & does covers, while some imitator group is doing the hits...go figure. ---------- Bob Celli: I know what you mean! I went to a concert several years ago with a large number of acts. The time alotted per act was about twenty minutes. Bobby Rydell came on, did five minutes of his material and fifteen minutes of Bobby Darin numbers!Bummer! Another thing that bothers me is singers who do medleys of their hits. I remember eagerly awaiting a show with Brenda Lee. It was in the middle of summer and she did a medley of all her biggest hits, some full versions of her latest songs, and a complete version of Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree!In July! How about "I'm Sorry", "Sweet Nothin's"?? Drove me nuts! She sounded wonderful, had a ton of charisma, but weak on the program! Another favorite of mine, Gene Pitney, for years did a medley of his hits, and while we heard a full version of his Italian language hit, and his versions of songs he wrote like Hello Mary Lou, and Rubber Ball, he gave us thirty second snippets of all thos wonderful ballads. I never could get a grip on why this happens. I go to shows to hear the songs these artists made famous and many times they just don't do them! ---------- Clark Besch: I agree in many many cases. First, I certainly agree about the Tokens' "She Lets Her Hair Down" being great. Second, they have a terrific new Cd on Varese with great sound quality of their hits--why not promote it?? My worst experienece with this was kinda picky on my part, I guess. The Buckinghams only played their 5 top 40 hits in 96 when I saw them. Not even "Back in Love Again"! But, they did a 9 song Three Dog Night medley perfectly!! Go figure?? What is great about seeing the Cryan Shames live today is that despite only having one national top 50 hit, they play all but 2 of their "A" sides. The fans love it! They were hits in Chicago, which is where they usually play. That's what true fans of a group wanna hear--THAT band's songs. ---------- Chris Schneider: Maybe they can bring something of their own to the songs? Maybe they can make us hear a song in ways that we haven't heretofore? (I say this having just finished listening to Marianne Faithfull's very decent take on Harry Nilsson's "Don't Forget Me.") Don't get me started, please, on my rant about the loss of a notion of a common body of songs to be worked with (a.k.a. "standards"), and how the loss of this possibility diminishes both performer and listener -- not to mention those who actually *write* the songs. It's quite a rant ... "Keep The Memory, But Keep Your Powder Dry, Too ...". ---------- Gary Myers: Possible reasons: 1. They're tired of those songs. 2. They didn't like them that much in the first place. 3. They don't think people will remember them anyway. 4. They want to do other songs that they like. I've been a musician for 44 years and I get tired of working with some guys who are very repititious, so I can't imagine how I'd feel if I had to do most of the same songs on nearly every show for 30- 40 years. Certainly I wanted my hit - and I still do - but I also wonder if I'd have had to the opportunity to learn and play as much different music if I'd had that hit. I remember hearing (in the mid- 70s) that Glen Campbell's bass player left him, saying that he couldn't stand to play "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" one more time. But as a listener, I certainly agree with you. When I go see an artist, I want to hear all the songs. When I saw Sedaka in '91, everything sounded good but he seemed to be going throught the motions a lot. It was an intimate setting, with people calling out requests, so I requested "The Immigrant Song". He kind of lit up, and it turned out to be one of the best things he did all night. I figured that was probably because he seldom gets requests for it, and he probably hadn't performed it nearly as much as all the others. I'm in a vocal group and we were on a show with Kay Starr about 5 years ago. After her opening song, she talked about touring with Frankie Laine in the early days, and how Laine told her to always do the songs the people want to hear. Then, strangley enough, she proceeded to fill nearly her whole show with songs not associated with her. I think "Wheel Of Fortune" was the only hit she did. She even did "Teddy Bear"! ---------- -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 22:25:38 -0400 From: Mark Hill Subject: Beatle Mania LP This was just in our local paper "40 Years Ago" column: March 13, 1964: The Buckeye Mart discount department store, 121 N. Memorial Drive, (Lancaster, Ohio) offered the album, "Beatle Mania" for 87 cents. It had Beatles hits performed by The Liverpools. "Dr. Mark" Hill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 21:07:44 -0000 From: Jeffery Kennedy Subject: Agnetha covers the Shangri-las??? Looks like she does "Past, Present and Future" on her new album: She also covers Jackie de Shannon's "When You Walk in the Room" and Cilla Black's "If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind." Jeffery -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 06:33:08 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Metropolitan Soul Show THE METROPOLITAN SOUL SHOW this SUNDAY 11th APRIL on at our NEW time of GMT. This week - The Utterly Marvellous Simon White AND now REPEATED on TUESDAYS at 7.00-9.00 am GMT -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 15:11:42 -0000 From: Paul Evans Subject: Paul Evans and Group 5ive Hi all, I've posted the following on my web site, ------------------------------------------- Paul and his vocal group, Group 5ive, have been asked to backup the stars on PBS's "MAGIC MOMENTS - THE BEST OF THE 50's POP", another program in that network's great Oldies series. As of this posting, the scheduled performers are Patti Page, Pat Boone, Don Cherry, Mel Carter, the Diamonds, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Coins, the Four Preps, the Crewcuts and - perhaps - the McGuire Sisters and the Cordettes. ------------------------------------------- Lots of work for the group but a real kick for me - backing up the singers that I cut my "pop" teeth on. Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2004 11:02:35 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Badfinger Previously: > Just thought I'd be really brazen and see if Al Kooper would care > to share any Badfinger anecdotes with the board.  I was watching > a documentary about the band and had forgetten that they worked > on an (unreleased?) album together and had (unfortunately) shared > a "manager."  Such a great band and such a sad, sad story... I did work on a great version of Name Of The Game that I don't have a copy of but I'm sure a 'popper does. It's unreleased (of course) and it has Al's organ and remix. I toured with them a lot (we played Carnegie Hall together) They were great guys. Al "Goodfinger" Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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