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Spectropop - Digest Number 1462

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There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Three in the Attic / Cellar
           From: Mike McKay 
      2. Re: Girls With Guitars
           From: Phil X. Milstein 
      3. Re: Hank's stamp
           From: Mike Stachurski 
      4. Re: Lorber & Spector
           From: monophonius 
      5. Re: Grass Roots
           From: Fred Clemens 
      6. Re: revitalized Remains
           From: Dan Hughes 
      7. Re: Ronnie's interview
           From: Clark Besch 
      8. Re: Miss Toni Fisher
           From: Gary Myers 
      9. Everpresent Fullness CD on Rev-Ola
           From: Steve Stanley 
     10. Re: Murray The K Brings You The "Hits"
           From: Peter Grad 
     11. The Globetrotters (Ron Dante & Jeff Barry)
           From: Patrick Rands 
     12. Agnetha Faltskog
           From: Peter Lerner 

Message: 1 Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 16:04:56 EDT From: Mike McKay Subject: Re: Three in the Attic / Cellar Frank Jastfelder wrote: > The cover of the soundtrack is a definitive watcher! It shows the > three girls in very seductive poses. Music is composed by Chad Stuart > and performed by Chad & Jeremy. Yes to the album cover, and yes to the fine soundtrack. The main title song is quite good despite its unwieldy title ("Paxton Quigley's Had the Course"). > Info for trainspotters: There was also a Three In The Cellar. Can't > remember which one was first. The latter has a nice title song sung > by Hamilton Camp. "Three in the Cellar" came second. This was actually a cash-in retitling of a film originally entitled "Up in the Cellar." Its only connection to "Three in the Attic" is Judy Pace, a black actress who appeared in both. Despite its decidedly low-budget origins, it has some very funny moments. It features Larry Hagman (in between his "I Dream of Jeannie" and "Dallas" gigs) as a college president and Joan Collins as his wife. The main character is a student at the university who gets screwed by a bureaucratic snafu that Hagman's character refuses to rectify. To get revenge, the student seduces both his wife and his daughter. Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 17:54:28 +0000 From: Phil X. Milstein Subject: Re: Girls With Guitars Gary Myers wrote, re: Lonnie Mack w/ The Charmaines: > Ah. I wondered why he would be on "Girls With Guitars". Note also there's an Al Casey track on the list Mick provided. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 12:05:07 +1200 From: Mike Stachurski Subject: Re: Hank's stamp Phil M: > I'll leave you with the text from the back of the stamp. Frankly I > hadn't even known that Mancini had died, let alone so long ago. > > "Henry Mancini (1924-2004) was one of the most successful composers > in the history of television and film..." Hank died in 1994... Mike Stachurski, Librarian DUNEDIN, NZ "Learn everything, a narrow education displeases." Hugh of St. Victor (c.1090-1141) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 01:04:58 -0000 From: monophonius Subject: Re: Lorber & Spector Bonnie B. wrote: > "Son of Wall of Sound"...I once read in Goldmine that it was Alan > Lorber's arrangement for Gene Pitney's Every Breath I Take which > was its producer Phil Spector's first experience with a Wall Of > Sound. Is this true? If you listen to the record and date it, sure > makes sense. Bonnie, I hear more Wall of Sound in "World Of Tears" that Spector did with Johnny Nash, pre-dating Pitney's EBIT by a good six months. Robert Mersey was the arranger on the Nash date. "Every Breath I Take" was a decent Drifters-style pastiche, but Spector's real first atmospheric Wall of Sound production was the Paris Sisters' "I Love How You Love Me," arranged by Hank Levine, IMHO. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 23:03:06 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: Grass Roots Austin Roberts: > Price and Walsh (in Arkade) wrote several of the Roots hits > (Temptation Eyes, Heaven Knows etc.) as did several American > (mostly LA) writing teams. I don't know of any foreign songs > that they cut... The Grass Roots did at least one song that was a cover from overseas. That was "Let's Live For Today". Originally released by that title in the UK by the Living Daylights, it was originally recorded by a UK-turned-Italian group, the Rokes. Prior to that, it had been issued in Italy as "Piangi Con Me". Contrary to what has previously been reported, they originally wrote and recorded the song in English as "Passing Through Grey". Mike Shepstone, of the Rokes, contacted me recently to set the story straight once and for all. He co-wrote the original song in English with fellow Roke, Dave "Shel" Shapiro. The Italian version was based on THAT. When it came time to issue the English version, their publisher (Dick James) called for a re-write of the lyric. With a publisher's writer, "Julien", the song became "Let's Live For Today". The Rokes issue was finally released, but only after the Grass Roots started to take off. I've yet to update my story on the song on Bob Shannon's site, so you read it here first. For more, click on "Let's Live For Today" at the below link: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 23:40:24 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: revitalized Remains Dave sez: > Last I heard, Barry Tashian had moved into the country music field > singing with his wife...... And another sixties Boston group, Earth Opera, was led by Peter Rowan and David Grisman, now two of the true giants in the bluegrass field. Who'da thunk Boston of all places would produce country and bluegrass stars?? ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 05:18:25 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Ronnie's interview Paul Evans: > Hey Ronnie, Thanks for your posting. If, as you say, I really do > make an interesting guest, it's because I LOVE radio and miss the > Hell out of it. I always appreciated a chance to speak to "live" > audiences, and certainly still do... Paul, I can vouch for you on radio. I first heard you on the Bill Miller Show a year or so ago on KMA in Iowa while driving home to Nebraska. It was great hearing all your recollections. I got home and checked out your website and emailed you and you emailed back! Cool! Maybe you should be doing a doo wop show on WCBS in NYC, sine they dropped doo wop in the town most known to embrace the music. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 22:57:04 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Miss Toni Fisher Michael Stroggoff: > British label Harkit Records are shortly to officially release > an album of all Toni's recordings ... I didn't find anything about Toni Fisher or Wayne Shanklin on that site. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 01:06:52 -0700 From: Steve Stanley Subject: Everpresent Fullness CD on Rev-Ola Patrick Rands wrote: > I've posted my review for the Everpresent Fullness "Fine and Dandy" > disc released on Rev-ola - take a look at it here: > > Thanks Patrick for the great review (as always)! I was amazed to discover that EPF producer Bones Howe had kept the multi-tracks all of these years. To witness EPF band members Paul Johnson and Steve Pugh listen to those perfectly preserved tapes after 36 years was truly inspiring... I've forwarded your review to some of the band members. If anyone else wants to learn more about The Everpresent Fullness, go here: Steve Stanley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 12:57:45 -0000 From: Peter Grad Subject: Re: Murray The K Brings You The "Hits" C. Ponti's note about finding "Murray the K Brings You the Hits" prompted me to search through an old stack of records ... Sure enough, I came across an album I received as a member of Murray the K's fan club, back in 64 or 65 I would guess. It was called "Murray the K's 1962 Boss Golden Gassers for Submarine Race Watchers" on Scepter Records. Here's the lineup: Solider Boy - The Shirelles Don't Play That Song - Ben E. King It Keeps Right On Hurtin - Johnny Tillotson Any Day Now - Chuck Jackson Rama Lama Ding Dong - Edsels What's Your Name - Don and Juan Twist and Shout - Isley Brothers Baby It's You - Shirelles Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler Something's Got a Hold on Me - Etta James You Belong to Me - Duprees Let Me in - Sensations Somewhere, I have his membership card with the picture of a submarine on it... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 14:10:59 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: The Globetrotters (Ron Dante & Jeff Barry) Does anyone have any records by The Globetrotters? Is it true Ron Dante & Jeff Barry worked on this, I guess it was a late 60s tv show? Any one have any idea how much came out under this name and if it'll ever get reissued on cd? If anyone has a track by The Globetrotters handy, is it possible to post a track in musica? >From this website: "In 1970, DON KIRSHNER, the man behind THE ARCHIES and THE MONKEES, supervised (with Jeff Barry) a record album called "THE GLOBETROTTERS", showing the HG's cartoon likenesses on the cover. The only Globbie who sang on the album was MEADOWLARK LEMON, but the other singers included former members of THE COASTERS ("Charlie Brown", "Yakety Yak"), THE PLATTERS ("Only You", "The Great Pretender") THE DRIFTERS ("Under the Boardwalk", "Save The Last Dance For Me") and THE CADILLACS ("Speedo"), all classic Doo-Wop groups of the 1950s! Commercially, the album didn't do well, but it has since become a pretty big collector's item. I don't have my own copy (yet), but have heard several songs: "ESP", "Gravy", "Cheer Me Up", "Everybody's Got Hot Pants", etc. It's kind of like a cross between THE COASTERS, '40s' jive king Louis Jordan ("Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens", "Caledonia," Choo Choo Ch'Boogie") and early '70's Funk. One song, "Rainy Day Bells", actually has a cult following among East Coast Doo-Wop freaks." Sounds pretty damn fine. Didn't the Coasters record their own record around this time too? which is somewhat collectible, or am I mixing that up with another doo-wop act? Also - FYI - I found the Zigzag review! :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 14:36:10 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Agnetha Faltskog Here's one Spectropopper who is happy to give a five star (that's *****) review to Agnetha's brand new CD, "My colouring book". A portfolio of sixties revivals given a full orchestra treatment and beautifully sung in Agnetha's clear Swedish tones. Jackie DeShannon collectors will want it for "When you walk in the room" alone, a rare example of this much-covered classic being sung intelligently, by someone who understands the words. The title track is best known to me from a cover on a Brenda Lee album, and I can't just now remember who performed the original (Nana Mouskouri?), but this poignant re-working stands comparison with both. There are two of my very favourite 60s teen ballads spendidly sung and arranged - Brian Hyland's "Sealed with a kiss" and Skeeter Davis's "The end of the world". Then there's a slightly obscure Cilla Black song, "If I thought you'd ever change your mind", which is very 1969 and very wonderful. Add to that a first-ever version of "What now my love" (originally done by Ben E.King?) without those annoying bom-bom-bom BOMs and, for Spectropoppers everywhere, an amazing version of "Past present and future" which is entirely different to, but does (believe me) stand comparison with, the Shangri-Las original. And that will never happen again........ Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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