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Spectropop - Digest Number 1489



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There are 16 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Feminine Complex
           From: Joe Foster 
      2. Re: Ginny & Gene
           From: Eddy Smit 
      3. more Ray Whitley / Sensational Epics to musica
           From: Clark Besch 
      4. Re: early Motown on iTunes
           From: Nick Archer 
      5. Re: Cake /  Dale Ward / Jordan & Fascinations / iTunes
           From: Al Kooper 
      6. Richie Cordell to musica
           From: Clark Besch 
      7. whence "Raiders"?
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      8. Jamie & Jane -- oops!
           From: Andrew C Jones 
      9. Re: Demensions
           From: Gary Myers 
     10. Re: more hidden pop oldies
           From: David Coyle 
     11. Re: Paul Evans
           From: Wes Smith 
     12. Re: Dave Lewis
           From: Bill Reed 
     13. Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas?
           From: John Hesterman 
     14. Re: Cake lineup / Baby That's Me / Motown special / Julee Cruise
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     15. Re: Jordan & The Fascinations
           From: Fred Clemens 
     16. Re: Julee Cruising
           From: Clark Besch 


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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 08:55:02 +0100 From: Joe Foster Subject: Re: Feminine Complex Joe Nelson wrote, re TeenBeat edition: > The music is there. It was more the packaging than anything else. I > guess I wanted something more reminiscent of the original LP. Oh, it'll be very good indeed! More reminiscent of the original LP on the surface, yet full of unseen pics and interviews with band members etc., you know the kind of thing. Check it out on the newly-revamped website at www.revola.co.uk -- there is a pic and blurb. All the best, Joe Foster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 08:53:20 +0200 From: Eddy Smit Subject: Re: Ginny & Gene Mike McKay wrote: > Ginny Arnell did record with Gene Pitney; at least one single, > can't recall the title off-hand. That would be "Classical Rock & Roll" c/w "Faithful Our Love", as by Jamie & Jane, on Decca 30934. Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 06:38:11 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: more Ray Whitley / Sensational Epics to musica We talked about Ray Whitley recently, and I posted his "Lovin Things" by December's Children then. I've now added one that good ol' Allan Klein is sitting on in the Cameo library. It's a version of "I've Been Hurt", written by Ray and recorded by the beach music boys, The Sensational Epics. You all know the hit by Bill Deal & The Rhondells, from the spring of 1969, but this one, from 1967 on Cameo 450, is likely the FIRST version. The record was better suited for the 1965 era of Roy Head than the Summer of Love period it was actually from. The Epics had a really great Warner Brothers 45 in March 1968 called "You Warp My Mind" that Ray also wrote. On its flip, the group proves worthy with a nice cover of "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy". By December '68, The Sensational Epics moved over to Capitol for a nice Joe South cover of "All My Hard Times", coupled with another Whitley song, "Play It By Ear", which seemed to have a Dennis Yost-like sound. They also had another Warners 45, but I can't find it at the moment. They are on the beach music scene these days, and have a CD out too! Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 05:38:47 -0500 From: Nick Archer Subject: Re: early Motown on iTunes Phil M. asked: > Wowza! I just got drool all over my keyboard. But that's just from > looking at the list, Nick, as I've been unable to locate the site amid > the jumble of other links at apple.com -- might you be able to help > guide us to the starting point? You have to install the iTunes software from the Apple website, then you must open an account with a credit card. At that point you can access the music store by launching the iTunes software. It's for either Mac or Windows. The iTunes software coordinates the iPod music player, but you don't need one to buy music. The software rips MP3 or uncompressed files from your CDs, or you can buy music from the store. If you buy a track, you can burn it to CD right away with the iTunes software. Sounds complicated, but it's really not. If anyone has questions, they can contact me off-list. Nick Archer -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 09:05:22 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Cake / Dale Ward / Jordan & Fascinations / iTunes That Alan wrote: > Can anyone give me the names of the three members of Cake? ... and their current phone numbers .... Wes Smith wrote: > The girl on "Oh Julie" was Janice Green, who had a release of her own on > Nasco. As for Dale Ward ever being in the Crescendos, it's certainly never > been documented, although such rumors have been around for years > (perhaps because he had a version of "Oh Julie" himself, on the back side > of "Letter From Sherry"). Moffat and Ball also wrote some of Dale Ward's > songs, and probably guided his career, as they with did The Crescendos > earlier. Didn't she do "Wonderful Summer" on Dot? Ronnie wrote: > I noticed that Jordan Christopher has recently been discussed here. I have > something in common with Jordan. Back in 1961 my one and only released > recording, "Flip Over You" b/w "Ronnie's Swanee", came out on Dapt > Records. Jordan was a label-mate of mine. He fronted a group called Jordan > & The Fascinations, who had a Dapt recording called "My Imagination", > which did well on the east coast. I got dat one om a scratchy 45. An old fave and a good record. Phil M. asked: > Wowza! I just got drool all over my keyboard. But that's just from > looking at the list, Nick, as I've been unable to locate the site amid > the jumble of other links at apple.com -- might you be able to help > guide us to the starting point? Ya gotta have iTunes software to get there. They got it for Mac AND Windows. The iTunes Music Store has COMPLETELY changed my shopping habits. All new releases are displayed every Tuesday. Each track has a 30 second preview, which is usually a big help. For instance, if your fave puts a new album out they usually sell it for $9.99. BUT, if you preview all the tracks and just take the ones ya like, it usually comes out to $7.99, tops. You just got your fave new album for half-price, and undeviously. Also, there's tons of indie music on there. I have embraced bands I never would have heard, and now support them by buying their older product and going to see them if they appear in Boston. Examples: Hella, Deerhoof, Ultimate Honey, Guster. Hella Roooooolz!!! Al "$.99-a-tune" Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 05:48:38 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Richie Cordell to musica Brent Cash wrote: > I've always been knocked out by Tommy James/Shondells' "Out of > the Blue." Anyone else like that one? Bobster wrote: > Yes, Brent, very much, and I like the B-side "Love's Closin' In On > Me" even better: super dance cut! Bobster I LOVED both of the above songs! And most of the rest of the T. James things that Bo and Richie did for them. Sorry for the lateness of the musica tribute I just entered, but haven't had time to do much like that lately. "Love Is Here" was (again!!) a hit in Wichita, where it went Top 20 in November, 1968. Mix the genius of the artists with Kasenetz-Katz production team with the songwriting talents of Bo Gentry and Bobby Bloom and you have what shoulda been a hit! If Richie had never done anything but this one record, he would be well remembered by me. Rest in peace. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 10:01:39 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: whence "Raiders"? Why did Paul Revere name his band The Raiders? The real Paul Revere -- to whom I assume the name refers, judging at least from their period costumes -- was famous for alerting the residents of the Boston vicinity of an impending raid by those pesky British, but was not himself known for any sort of offensive attack that might generate the word "raider." A name like Paul Revere & The Midnight Riders, or Paul Revere & The 1 If By Landers, would've been far more accurate, and I can't help but wonder how a bright bulb like Paul Revere (the pop musician one, I mean) could've gotten his American history so far out of whack. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 10:03:30 -0400 From: Andrew C Jones Subject: Jamie & Jane -- oops! My mistake -- Ginny Arnell's real last name was Mazzaro, not Massaro. There's a difference. ACJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 21:31:37 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Demensions previously: > The Demensions were from the NYC area, and the Skyliners were > huge there ... I like all the groups that performed in that style in that era. Country Paul: > ... I remember Terry & The Mellos on either Amy or Bell doing a > similarly-styled version of "The Bells of St.Mary's. There was also a cover of The Demensions' version of "Over The Rainbow" by The Baysiders on, I think, Everest. At least one person I know thinks The Baysiders came first. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 07:06:31 -0700 (PDT) From: David Coyle Subject: Re: more hidden pop oldies I once caught a glimpse of a title frame of a "Spongebob Squarepants" cartoon that used the first few notes of "Mau Mau," an early instrumental by The (Pac. NW) Wailers. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 00:37:05 -0000 From: Wes Smith Subject: Re: Paul Evans Paul Evans wrote: > What a pleasant way to wake up in the morning - to a message > like yours. Somehow "Hushabye.........." became a bit of a cult > favorite in the UK. Paul, What an honor! Happy that you enjoyed my post -- your reply certainly made made my day! Thanks for all the great music. I really enjoy the "Hear In Your Home Tonight", "Folk Songs Of Many Lands", and "Another Town-Another Jail" LPs! Curious if you could tell us anything about Karl Hammel, Jr. and those two great songs of yours -- namely, "Summer Souvenirs" and "Drop Me A Line" -- that he recorded. Why didn't YOU record them? Most sincerely, Wes Smith P.S. Also thanks much for the radio interview with Ronnie Allen. I don't know how he does it, but he always tracks the good guys (and girls) down. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 14:51:19 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Re: Dave Lewis Andrew C. Jones asked: > Is anyone out there familiar with an album called "Little Green Thing," > by one Dave Lewis? By now the list is probably swamped by others like myself who googled Lewis and the song title and came up with this: http://funky16corners.tripod.com/9_dave_lewis_1.htm ... an excellent site devoted to the career and discography of this Northwest U.S. master funk organist, who died in 1998. Sounds like he might have been a bit like Hutch Davies. Bill www.cllrdr.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 08:26:39 -0700 From: John Hesterman Subject: Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas? I'm wondering if anyone here can tell me who the musicians were on Billy J. Kramer's records (I'll Keep You Satisfied, From A Window, Bad To Me, I Call Your Name, Little Children, etc.). Were they actually recorded by The Dakotas, or were the records, like so many others during that period, made by studio musicians? Thanks! John H. ***God Bless Mike Smith*** www.theoffbeats.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 11:00:58 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Cake lineup / Baby That's Me / Motown special / Julee Cruise That Alan Gordon wrote: > Can anyone give me the names of the three members of Cake? Barbara Morillo, Eleanor Barooshian and Jeanette Jacobs. Al Kooper wrote: > ... and their current phone numbers .... They all start with 555-, Al. Mario wrote: > I bow to the collective knowledge of the group. Please forgive me for > asking a question probably answered before, but I must know. I have > a tape I made off of a CD that I can't find and it features "Baby That's > Me". I believe it was called "Where the Girls Are" or something like that. > I love the aforementioned song and I am assuming it to be by The Cake. Written by Jack Nitzsche and Jackie DeShannon. Karen Andrew wrote: > Did anyone catch the Motown TV special from Monday night (May 17). > It was a big disapointment to me. Good thing I taped it and could > fast forward through some - then I just gave up. For one thing, as > is the trend everywhere else these days, they crammed in young > people every chance they got. ... The title should have been > - "Today's Pop Stars Join Motown stars"! I agree it can make for annoying results, yet can hardly fault Motown for trying to gain a larger audience for its show, and, more to the point, a more attractive demographic. But if you think the lineup for this recent show didn't make much sense, don't forget who the "special guest star" was for the gigantic "Motown 25th" show: Adam Ant. Heads are still being scratched today over that one. Country Paul wrote: > Incidentally, is anyone else into Julee Cruise? She's probably most famous > for her work with David Lynch, obviously a doo-wop and 60s-music lover > himself. She sang on a lot of the "Twin Peaks" music, and had a couple of > albums of her own in the 80s in the Paris Sisters/Gregmark-era style - with > random "Lynchisms" thrown in here and there. I'm with ya on the Julee Cruise tip, C.P. In fact, I came into my Paris Sisters fascination via being a fan of her's first, rather than vice versa. Even saw her perform live on the heels of her debut LP, "Floating Into The Night." Let's not overlook the contributions of Lynch's music director, Angelo Badalamenti, who did such a spectacular job of crafting a fitting music from Lynch's theme of fetishistic romanticism. Although the style tended to mute Cruise's voice, I have a hunch she was (like The Paris Sisters) a very good all-around singer. She went on to spell Cindy Wilson for a tour or two with The B-52s, but I haven't heard what she's been up to lately. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 01:15:35 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: Jordan & The Fascinations Ronnie wrote: > I noticed that Jordan Christopher has recently been discussed here. I have > something in common with Jordan. Back in 1961 my one and only released > recording, "Flip Over You" b/w "Ronnie's Swanee", came out on Dapt > Records. Jordan was a label-mate of mine. He fronted a group called Jordan > & The Fascinations, who had a Dapt recording called "My Imagination", > which did well on the east coast. He was also on the Carol label with a nice mildly uptempo ballad, "Once Upon A Time". I believe it predated his Dapt release. Fred Clemens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 16:12:24 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Julee Cruising Country Paul wrote: > Incidentally, is anyone else into Julee Cruise? She's probably most famous > for her work with David Lynch, obviously a doo-wop and 60s-music lover > himself. I am not really into Julee Cruise, but I know who she is. My girlfriend is from Creston, Iowa, which is where Julee grew up, went to school and performed as a high schooler. Her family still lives there. Obviously, my girlfriend was happy to follow Julee's success, short as it seems to have been. I picked up her first and second CDs, and have a DJ edits 45 of some song by her. While at Borders last fall, I noticed she had a new CD out. The back cover pic looked like she was playing in a blues bar. Maybe her music is different now? Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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