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Spectropop - Digest Number 1443



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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: New Brian Wilson studio album in June
           From: Frank Jastfelder 
      2. Re: 1960 Tillotson song
           From: Lloyd Davis 
      3. Re: The Del-Satins
           From: Fred Clemens 
      4. Re: Obscure girl group records
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      5. 2 musica ads
           From: Phil X. Milstein 
      6. Kelly Garrett
           From: Phil X. Milstein 
      7. Re: Help me find this long-lost oldie - "I am the lonely man, that's me" (?)
           From: Mike McKay 
      8. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update
           From: Martin Roberts 
      9. Re: Help me find this long-lost oldie - "I am the lonely man, that's me" (?)
           From: Rodney Rawlings 
     10. Re: Obscure girl group records
           From: Al Kooper 
     11. Re: Kelly Garrett
           From: James Holvay 
     12. Re: Bernie Schwartz
           From: Paul 
     13. Re: Kelly Garrett
           From: Gary Myers 
     14. Re: Kelly Garrett
           From: Tony Leong 
     15. Re: Help me find this long-lost oldie - "I am the lonely man, that's me" (?)
           From: superoldies 
     16. Re: Kelly Garrett
           From: Ken Silverwood 
     17. Re: Obscure girl group records
           From: Fred Clemens 
     18. Re: Kelly Garrett
           From: Mac Joseph 
     19. Re: Help me find this long-lost oldie - "I am the lonely man, that's me" (?)
           From: bonicaj 
     20. Re: Obscure Girl Groups
           From: David Coyle 
     21. Re: Kelly Garrett
           From: Tony Leong 
     22. Jack Tucker
           From: Gary Myers 
     23. Re: The Del-Satins & Linda Laurie
           From: Mac Joseph 
     24. Re: Help me find this long-lost oldie - "I am the lonely man, that's me" (?)
           From: Gary Myers 
     25. Re: Help me find this long-lost oldie - "I am the lonely man, that's me" (?)
           From: Frank 


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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 14:52:04 +0200 From: Frank Jastfelder Subject: Re: New Brian Wilson studio album in June I'm a huge fan of Brian and I really hope that the album turns out to be good. But the one new song Brian played during his Smile tour was - to be honest - very disappointing. (It had a terrible Rock guitar solo.) Plus I don't see the point about guests like Eric Clapton and Elton John on a Brian Wilson album. Since it's going to be released on Warner the "Smile" album must be a re-recording, I guess. Does anyone know if the original recordings are going to see the light one day? Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 13:08:15 -0400 From: Lloyd Davis Subject: Re: 1960 Tillotson song Gary Myers wrote: > I've been unable to ascertain the writer(s) of Johnny Tillotson's > 1960 hit, "Why Do I Love You So." There is an entry in the BMI database. The writer is Clifford Rhodes. It's the only songwriting credit that shows up for him. The publisher, Tannen Music, has an online database of its catalog (the main address is http://www.tannenmusic.com where you'll find more information. It identifies Rhodes as "one of Johnny's Florida friends." Tannen also publishes the B-side, a Tillotson original called "Never Let Me Go," and a handful of other Tillotson compositions. -- Lloyd Davis -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 15:36:38 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: The Del-Satins Al Kooper: > How do you come to know this stuff, Fred? Are you Stan Ziska's > cousin? I remember Stan Ziska quite well. Couldn't remember his > name without you though. I have a Laurie and a Columbia single. > One is "Who Cares" and the other is "Feelin' No Pain" I think. I > met them at the Dion session for "Love Came To Me". Nice lads! No, I'm not Stan's cousin. I've been a fan of Dion's for quite a while now, and the Del Satin's fit right in. I have all the Del Satins original singles, other than a B.T.Puppy side. I've only actually met Tom Ferarra, when he did a local appearance with the Capris a few years ago. With regard to "Who Cares"/"Feeling No Pain", the Columbia promo was issued with a special sleeve with a note from Dion introducing the group and their *first* single (This was actually their 5th single, but their first and only on Columbia)! Relative young'un that I am (50), "Feeling No Pain" was the only song by them I can recall hearing on the radio at the time of release. The others were pleasant surprises when I got into collecting in early 1975. Around 1980, Johnny Maestro had an LP issued on the Harvey label, which includes two previously un-issued tracks he did with the Del Satins before the Bridge formation. It also includes an extensive background on Johnny's association with the group, which was used in volume #2 of UGHA's mag, HARMONY TYMES, in 1981. I'd recommend the AllMusic bio, if not for the fact of obvious inaccuracies I find there from time to time. The painful one regarding them puts them as a 1970's group, when their story obviously pegs them for the 1960's. I've seen Johnny and the guys a few times over the past decade, and they never failed to give a great performance. Johnny should be long qualified as an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, as he's evolved successfully from the 1950's to the 1960's with the Crests and the Bridge. There was a strong campaign going on about 5 years ago to get him in, but all failed. At this point, I don't think he would accept the induction. Fred Clemens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 14:09:43 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Obscure girl group records Tears Come Tumbling b/w You Won't Be There (both terrific) Cincinnati's "Teardrops" on Musicor, 1965 And, yes--The Butterflys!! And so many more that I haven't even heard!! Doo-lang, doo-lang, doo-lang, Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 14:45:15 -0400 From: Phil X. Milstein Subject: 2 musica ads Been meaning to add my thanks to Clark B. for the two mad radio ads he played recently to musica. The Victor Lundberg parody sounds more like something a couple of ad guys cooked up for their own amusement; hard to believe it actually aired! --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 14:50:33 -0400 From: Phil X. Milstein Subject: Kelly Garrett Can anyone tell me anything about a '60s singer named Kelly Garrett? A few performances by her turned up in some old Shindig tapes I've recently been watching, and I've been most impressed. Aside from all the known stars that're on those tapes are also a few scattered lesser lights I don't recognize, including several girl singers of better looks than "chops" ... and then this Kelly Garrett, who's got it ALL goin' awn. Her style is rather "black" (if you'll pardon the expression), pitting her amid the lineage of Timi Yuro, Evie Sands, etc. She have any success to speak of? Still working, by any chance? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 14:51:38 EDT From: Mike McKay Subject: Re: Help me find this long-lost oldie - "I am the lonely man, that's me" (?) Rodney Rawlings wrote: > This site may be my last hope to find an oldie from the 1960s or > 1950s. I am not sure of ANY of these lyrics, but to my childish > mind they sounded like this (male singer, possibly a country song): > I am the lonely man, that's me-ee [piano lick] > I am the lonely man, that's me-ee [piano lick] > I live in constant misery-ee My resources may not be 100 percent complete, but the only entry I found that made either the Country or Hot 100 charts in Billboard is "Lonely Man" by Elvis Presely, which reached #32 in 1961. I don't know this song so I don't know if this is what you have in mind. No other titles fit the bill on either chart. Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 18:26:35 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update Quick while the wife's busy... Thanks to Phil C for putting through the updates, 'fraid my PC is incapacitated but Sue's Mac is okay so... I'm pleased, nay proud to present the 'Wonderful' Simon White as the guest reviewer for this week's ROTW. He's written an enthusiastic (but understated!) review of Bobby Day's "Pretty Little Girl Next Door". I love the record but am a tad surprised at its 300 - 400 price tag. Apparently it's 'big' on the Northern Soul scene. Read all about it AND listen for free: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 21:41:02 -0000 From: Rodney Rawlings Subject: Re: Help me find this long-lost oldie - "I am the lonely man, that's me" (?) Mike, no, unfortunately that's not it. But thanks anyway! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 18:35:57 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Obscure girl group records Phil M: > I suddenly got curious to hear some of your opinions on favorite > records by obscure girl groups...List as many as you like. Jimmy Botticelli: > Penn Station - Henrietta & The Hairdooz HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! I wrote that song. It's not bad. Ed Silvers (Timi Yuro) produced it in LA. They had another single that wasn't bad, also on Liberty, called "Slow Motion". Al Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 15:23:03 -0700 From: James Holvay Subject: Re: Kelly Garrett Phil: I don't know much about Kelly Garrett. I know she was around LA in the 70's, playing P.J.'s and some of the other entertainment venues. I have a "promo album" on her on RCA. All the top LA studio muscians are backing her up. Are you interested in buying it? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 19:21:40 EDT From: Paul Subject: Re: Bernie Schwartz They've got 'How to Commit Marriage' for $9.99 on Amazon. Just ordered a copy, looking forward to seeing 'The Comfortable Chair' clips again. Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 17:04:16 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Kelly Garrett >From Phil X. Milstein: > Can anyone tell me anything about a '60s singer named Kelly Garrett? I don't recall ever hearing of her, and apparently she never charted nationally, but Osborne's Price Guide shows releases on Ava, Palomar, RCA, Smash and Wizdom, ranging from '63 - '76, so it appears she gave it a good shot. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 06:56:13 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Re: Kelly Garrett Phil: Kelley Garrett was still performing about 5-10 years ago. She was in New York appearing at a cabaret-type club. She looked much the same as she did on "Shindig" and she talked about all the great groups she performed with on the show when I met her outside of the place. I haven't heard of her appearing anywhere lately, but she was good on her Shindig appearances. Tony -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 05:56:15 -0000 From: superoldies Subject: Re: Help me find this long-lost oldie - "I am the lonely man, that's me" (?) It's not the Elvis song, but other "Lonely Man" titles from that same late '50s/early 60s era could be by Tennessee Ernie Ford, Sheb Wooley, or lesser known artists Del Swade, Jerry Woodard, Rocky Robin or Jack Tucker. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 11:32:59 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Kelly Garrett Phil M: > Can anyone tell me anything about a '60s singer named Kelly > Garrett? I have a 45 on Smash S 2195 titled " Love's The Only Answer" (affirming that "love is all you need") from 1968, writers Gelber-Hoffer?, produced Jimmy Bowen, arranged Glen D Hardin, which i've put to musica. It's quite a mover so place high all expensive ornaments :-) Ken On The West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 11:24:25 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: Obscure girl group records Phil Milstein's fave obscure girl group records: > The Bittersweets: The Hurtin' Kind > The Lovelites: When I Get Scared > Terry & The Tunisians: Tom Tom > The Satisfactions: Daddy You Just Gotta Let Him In > The Tammys: Egyptian Shumba The only one I can identify is the Terry and the Tunisians record, "Tom Tom". If I'm correct, it's on the Seville label, and the other side is called "The Street" (THAT'S the side I like it for!!!) "Well, Bom BOM Bom, Bom Bom-Bom BOM Bom...The Streeeeeeeeeet, we used to walk toge-e-ther, It's go-oooooooooone, it's part of our mem-o- ryeeeeeee..." (should be close enough for jazz) Fred Clemens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 05:44:13 -0700 (PDT) From: Mac Joseph Subject: Re: Kelly Garrett Phil M: > Can anyone tell me anything about a '60s singer named Kelly > Garrett? James Holvay: > ...I have a "promo album" on her on RCA. All the top LA studio > muscians are backing her up. Are you interested in buying it? Dear James, If he's not, I certainly would be very interested in it. Please let me know off list. Mac Joseph -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 15:09:09 -0000 From: bonicaj Subject: Re: Help me find this long-lost oldie - "I am the lonely man, that's me" (?) The song is "Mr. Lonely" by Bobby Vinton. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 08:08:06 -0700 (PDT) From: David Coyle Subject: Re: Obscure Girl Groups I also like "The Hurtin' Kind" by the Bittersweets, which was a cover of a song originally recorded by the Tulu Babies, a precursor of the Baskerville Hounds, a Cleveland garage pop band. If I may make a brief diversion into similar territory, another girl band (as opposed to Shangri-Las type "girl group") I rate highly is the Continental Co-Ets, a Minnesota quintet that recorded a very good let-down song in 1965, "I Don't Love You No More." There were a lot of female pop bands around the time, many of which appear on the "Girls In The Garage" bootleg series, where the line kind of blurs between the two different styles of "girl pop." David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 16:47:17 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Re: Kelly Garrett Speaking of Kelly Garrett on Shindig, there were a host of other singers that appeared on the show that were good, but that I know nothing about nor can I find their material on CD. Those people include: Gary Brento Weiss, Linda Clark, Linda Gayle, The Gauchos, The Bitter End Singers, Susie Barrett, Kathy Kersh. Anybody out there know anything about any of these people, especially Linda Clark (blonde hair, smoky voice, appeared on Shindig 8-65 singing "Oh Boy", "Gotta Find My Pig!!!", and "Let The Sunshine In" ((not the 5-D song, but a rockabilly song that she sang with Jackie and Gayle)). Phil, I'm sure that you have seen these people on your tapes--know anything 'bout 'em??? Tony Leong -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 10:36:57 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Jack Tucker Superoldies: > ... other "Lonely Man" titles from that same late '50s/early 60s > era could be by ... Jack Tucker I worked with Tucker a few times in the 80's. He was straight old- style c&w, although I guess a couple of his early releases qualify as RAB at good prices. He died a few years ago. James Holvay: > I don't know much about Kelly Garrett. I know she was around LA > in the 70's ... Hey James, good to see you in here! Gary Myers / MusicGem http://home.earthlink.net/~gem777/ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 05:59:55 -0700 (PDT) From: Mac Joseph Subject: Re: The Del-Satins & Linda Laurie Me: > (The Del-Satins) also backed up a girl, (I can't remember her name, > I have the song in my files somewhere) that did a parody on Dion's > "Runaround Sue", it was called "Stay at home Sue" Gary Myers: > That was Linda Laurie, of "Ambrose Part 5" fame. Many years later > she wrote "(Leave Me Alone) Ruby Red Dress". Thanks Gary. I have that song in my files, but it was driving me nuts because I couldn't remember her name. I recognize the song Ruby Red Dress (Helen Reddy, correct?), but I am sorry, what is Ambrose, part 5? Mac Joseph -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 11:27:33 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Help me find this long-lost oldie - "I am the lonely man, that's me" (?) >From bonicaj: > The song is "Mr. Lonely" by Bobby Vinton. And, even though Vinton co-wrote it, it was Buddy Greco's version that charted first. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 21:17:40 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Help me find this long-lost oldie - "I am the lonely man, that's me" (?) bonicaj: > The song is "Mr. Lonely" by Bobby Vinton. Gary Myers: > And, even though Vinton co-wrote it, it was Buddy Greco's version > that charted first. And the story goes that both artists were caught in some kind of internal fight. They both were on the Epic label. Bobby Vinton recorded it, then for some strange reason Epic called Buddy Greco, told him they had a hit song for him and took Bobby Vinton's backing track to have Greco sing over it and rush release it before the Vinton single came out. Strange indeed. Frank PS: "Slow Motion" not bad. You gotta be kiddin', Al! It's a great track. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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