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Spectropop - Digest Number 1482



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There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Demensions / Skyliners / Platters
           From: Al Kooper 
      2. EMI Stereo / John Barry
           From: J. Stewart 
      3. Knickerbockers
           From: Mick Patrick 
      4. Re: part of the 16
           From: Mike McKay 
      5. Re: part of the 16
           From: Eddy 
      6. Re: Three in the Attic
           From: Mike McKay 
      7. Re: Buying reissue CDs
           From: Al Kooper 
      8. Re: Barbara Ruskin
           From: Mick Patrick 
      9. Re: Help Me Rhonda
           From: Steve Harvey 
     10. Re: Knickerbockers
           From: Jeffrey Mlinscek 


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Message: 1 Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 05:32:06 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Demensions / Skyliners / Platters Austin Roberts wrote: > Not that this is meant to be a new string for us to follow, but my > favorite remake of a "standard" is The Demensions' 1960 version of > Over The Rainbow. Just wondering if others like the record. Ed Salamon: > I always felt that record was heavily influenced by the Skyliners, > who recorded some great standards on their first album in along with > the songs written by Joe Rock and Jimmy Beaumont... the Skyliners were > huge there thanks to Alan Freed. A big Skyliner fan, I like all the > groups that performed in that style in that era. When it came to perfection, The Skyliners were pretty amazing. But don't forget the world champion Platters with the unearthly lead vocals of Tony Williams. Masterpieces. Every one of those singles and the albums were amazing as well. Plus The Skyliners had Joe Rock, but the Platters had Buck Ram !!!! Axl Rose, indeed............. Al "The Great Pretender" Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 16:10:26 +0100 From: J. Stewart Subject: EMI Stereo / John Barry > ... EMI's John Barry recording of "Stringbeat" on Columbia LP stereo > (SCX3401)... A good value for money CD reissue of "Stringbeat" (on Play it Again, "Play 001") also included Barry's score for "Beat Girl". There are details on http://pia.johnbarry.org.uk/tracks.html#Play001 JS -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 12:28:21 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Knickerbockers The Knickerbockers' "Wishful Thinking" is one fabulous record, if you like Spectoresque Righteous Brothers-style epics, which I do. I only have the track on CD. Some of you have it on vinyl, I'm sure. I'm hoping a producer and/or arranger gets a label credit. Do tell. Thanks. Oh well, back to my new Jerry Ganey 45 (many thanks, Pete). Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 03:06:18 -0400 From: Mike McKay Subject: Re: part of the 16 Phil wrote: > "Sonny Boy Williams [sic] & The Yardbirds" on Mercury [sic; wasn't > it on Epic?] Nope, on Mercury. Epic was The Yardbirds' regular label in the US, but these recordings predated the band's signing with Columbia in the UK, so they didn't follow that route. Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 09:23:43 +0200 From: Eddy Subject: Re: part of the 16 Phil X Milstein: > Sonny Boy Williams [sic] & The Yardbirds on Mercury [sic; wasn't it > on Epic?] No, the original 1966 release, as well as the 1970 re-issue were on Mercury in the US. Fontana & Phillips in the UK. Off hand I'd say that the first appearance of these tracks on Epic was for the 1991 2cd set The Yardbirds Vol 2 - Blues, backtracks and shapes of things. Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 17:20:07 EDT From: Mike McKay Subject: Re: Three in the Attic Re: Three in the Attic / Cellar: > 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"). Country Paul: > It was a Chad & Jeremy B-side, as I remember. Same version? An A-side, I believe; I even remember it getting a smattering of radio play. I have it with a picture sleeve. The B-side was "You Need Feet," a somewhat bizarre novelty tune, as I recall. Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 05:27:36 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Buying reissue CDs Michael Godin: > I find Collectors Choice Music to be very helpful myself. I have > been buying from them for over five years, and have always been > found their service, delivery and prices to my satisfaction. James Botticelli: > I find their delivery incredibly slow which is why they are always > my last resort...the websites pump 'em out quick... uhhhh...Collector's Choice has a website.... They're slower than Donald Rumsfield owning up. Al "Apolitical" Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 10:38:10 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Barbara Ruskin Previously: > It turns out that Barbara lives not far from Mick Patrick - close > enough, in fact, for him to pop 'round for tea the other weekend. > Rarely one to miss an opportunity, he borrowed a few items from > Barbara's huge collection of memorabilia, some of which can now be > found illustrating S'pop's latest feature article "Barbara Ruskin: > An Illustrated UK Discography". Among her collection of photographs > were some terrific shots taken in 1965 by legendary snapper Dezo > Hoffman. > View discography here: > http://www.spectropop.com/BarbaraRuskin/index.htm > and one of the Hoffman prints here: > http://www.spectropop.com As you'll see if you visit her page, Barbara released 16 singles during her career. I think I'm right in saying she wrote all but three of the 32 songs herself. Many of her compositions were recorded by other artists too, the best-known examples among S'pop types probably being "Come Into My Arms Again" by the Vogues, and "Hello Heartache" by Judy Cannon, a Joe Meek production. In fact, Barbara almost signed with Joe Meek. I'll tell you that story another time, perhaps. Barbara still possesses copies of many of her original demos, one of which - "You Won't See Me Leaving", recorded by President label girl group the Triplets - can presently be heard @ musica. Just follow this link to hear it: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 19:31:17 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Help Me Rhonda Charles Ulrich wrote: > And then there was the theme from It's Gary Shandling's Show, > which was apparently based on the guitar lick from "Help Me, > Rhonda". It's actually a uke, not a guitar that plays the signature lick. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 09:37:10 -0400 From: Jeffrey Mlinscek Subject: Re: Knickerbockers Mick Patrick: > The Knickerbockers' "Wishful Thinking" is one fabulous record, > if you like Spectoresque Righteous Brothers-style epics, which > I do. I only have the track on CD. Some of you have it on vinyl, > I'm sure. I'm hoping a producer and/or arranger gets a label > credit. Do tell. Thanks. Here is the lowdown. Arranged by Leon Russell Produced by Jerry Fuller Written by Wynn Stewart The label also says (Yeah, I know labels can't talk) Jat music, Inc. (BMI). Hope this helps, Jeff (One Track Mind) Mlinscek -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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