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Spectropop - Digest Number 1490

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Elvin Ray Jones
           From: Gary Myers 
      2. Re: Affection Collection
           From: Clark Besch 
      3. Re: Bazooka - Look At You Now
           From: Clark Besch 
      4. Re: Feminine Complex
           From: Clark Besch 
      5. Re: Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas?
           From: Mikey 
      6. Nashville Spectropoppers
           From: Ed Salamon 
      7. Dale & Robin Ward etc
           From: Gary Myers 
      8. Agnetha Faltskog about the songs on My Colouring Book
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      9. Timi Yuro Group
           From: Chris Lorimer 
     10. Re: Julee Cruising
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     11. Re: Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas?
           From: Bob h. 
     12. Re: Dave Lewis
           From: John Berg 
     13. Hippies and SF
           From: Alan "Albabe" Gordon 
     14. Re: Jimmie Haskell // Mark Robinson
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     15. Re: Whence "Raiders"?
           From: Steve Harvey 
     16. Re: More Ducks / Monterey
           From: Karen Andrew 
     17. Re: Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas
           From: Richard Hattersley 
     18. Re: Roger Nichols radio show/Jeffrey Glenn's old post
           From: Patrick Rands 
     19. "That's My Desire"; Julee Cruise website; Jordan Brothers; Wynn Stewart
           From: Country Paul 
     20. Dion's first group
           From: Fred Clemens 
     21. Re: Investigating The Lettermen
           From: Patrick Rands 
     22. Carmen McRae Sings Brian Wilson
           From: Mick Patrick 
     23. Quetzals, Diamonds, and Rooms
           From: Ken Silverwood 
     24. Which "I've Been Hurt" came first?
           From: Jeff Petschow 
     25. Neil Sheppard...Life?
           From: Anonymous 

Message: 1 Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 21:25:36 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Elvin Ray Jones Very sad news: > Elvin Ray Jones, a renowned jazz drummer and member of John > Coltrane's quartet who also played alongside Duke Ellington, > Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, died Tuesday. He was 76. Jones > died of heart failure in an Englewood, N.J., hospital, said his > wife of 38 years, Keiko Jones. I consider him one of the all-time greats, very influential to me. I saw him once at Shelley's Mann-Hole around the late 60's. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 06:29:10 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Affection Collection superoldies wrote: > The Affection Collection are friends of mine & are included in a > Norman Petty Studios documentary I am currently working on. Great > group & material fropm '68 - got signed to UA then it folded & they > got discouraged about the whole deal & shut down a few years later. > They were from & still are living in Idaho Falls, ID. "Hey Girl" > did well regionally for the group, they had the 1 LP and 2 non-LP > singles all on Norman Petty labels. The Association was their > biggest influence..mixed with the Norman Petty Studios sound - their > LP & unreleased tracks are superb...buried gems that just never got > the push they should have. Shawn, That's cool that the Affection Collection are friends of yours. My only knowledge of the group is from a 45 that I got when it was released in the states Christmas time 69. "Watch Her Walk" was a pretty good record, done some 6 months after the Fireballs (written by George Tomsco/K. McCormick) had a minor hit with it. I liked the AC version. That single was on Evolution here, like the later Lighthouse records. "Walk" was Evolution 1013, also produced by Petty with flip of "I Don't Mind" (written by M. Doggett). Never could understand why the labels of Evolution 45s said "A Stereo Dimension Recording" and yet the 45s were NEVER in stereo!! ANYWAY, I liked the record! Three side notes to the above. Anyone who doesn't know Steel River's "10 Pound Note" is missing out! Another terrific Evolution 45 from a Canadian group, i believe. December, 1970 saw it top 10 in Wichita--I'm not lying about Wichita, folks! I have the charts!! These 2 stations were cool!! "Note" is somewhat similar to Blues Image "Gas Lamps & Clay" I always thought. Followup 45s of "Walk by the River" (3/71), "Westbound Train" (6/71) did not fair too well. Their Lp is not too hard to find and well worth getting the HIT in true stereo (unlike the 45's label says). Also, speaking of Lighthouse, like the Guess Who, their US output started with RCA. Their lone RCA Lp spawned 2 great singles that both charted in Wichita too. "If There Ever Was A Time" was a great mellow bluesy thing (9/69 as a 45) while "The Chant" was a Christmasy feeling "peace on earth can live forever if we only try" song that I still love (2/70 as a 45). Actually, I like both quite a lot. Again, not that hard to find the Lp. Funny that the earlier 45 is stereo and the latter is mono, so get the Lp and you get both in stereo. Third, question for you, Shawn. One of the earliest Evolution 45s was the Dard's "I Know". Problem is, I don't know....who they are. Another Petty production on Evolution 1005 from around November 69, I'd think. I REALLY love this song, altho it is listed as the B side to "Sounds of Life". Both written by J. McNichol. Another Canadian group?? OK, FOURTH, I REALLY LOVE OCTAVIAN........Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 16:20:48 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Bazooka - Look At You Now Peter McCray wrote: > There's been a few mentions on here in the past few months of > Bazooka's "Boo on You" single from the late 60s ... I recently > came across a reference to another 45 by a band called Bazooka, > Look At You Now b/w Yours Until Forever, released on the White > Whale label in around 1970... Peter, I doubt the two are the same group. The White Whale 45 is from March, 1970 and the "boo on You" 45 is from 68, I believe. Only Austin knows fer sure! In a funny side note, the Bazooka Company had a 45 on Fontana that reappeared in 1970 on Paramount as an American Breed single. Indeed, both are the same recording and are by the actual American Breed! Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 16:35:29 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Feminine Complex Feminine Complex are another group I recognized by one song. In October, 1969, I got Mindy & the Complex' 45 "Part the Curtains of my Hair". Liked it some. It's gotta be the same group, right? I mean, the Feminine Complex had a Mindy in it and the 45 I have is by Mindy and the Complex! I see the song is not on the Cd reissue that was an album originally in 69 also. Strange that this 45 was not on an Lp from the same year. Anyone know the scoop? If wanted, I can post the 45 to Musica if I can find it. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 12:54:14 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas? JOHNNY.....Every Billy J Kramer tune up until "Trains and Boats and Planes" was done by The Dakotas. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 17:07:48 -0000 From: Ed Salamon Subject: Nashville Spectropoppers Some of us Nashville Spectropoppers, including Skip Woolwine, Steve Jarrell, and Austin Roberts, are planning to get together in person on Sunday afternoon, May 30. If you are in the Nashville area and are interested in joining us, please email me personally at Ed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 10:18:04 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Dale & Robin Ward etc Previously: > As for Dale Ward ever being in the Crescendos ... Al Kooper: > Didn't she do "Wonderful Summer" on Dot? Al, just in case you're not joking, I'll join with all the others to mention that Dale Ward is a guy. The girl who did "Wonderful Summer" is Robin Ward. :-) ACJ: > Is anyone out there familiar with an album called "Little Green > Thing," by one Dave Lewis? (Not to be confused with "Little Green > Bag." Or "Little Black Egg." Or "Little Brown Jug.") Or "Little Blue Man" :-) gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 18:52:54 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Agnetha Faltskog about the songs on My Colouring Book I haven't had a chance to pick up Agnetha Faltskog's new CD yet, but I did pick up this interesting text, in which she comments on the songs on it, from her website, at --Phil M. --------------------------------- Agnetha Faltskog about the songs on My Colouring Book: I wanted to record this album partly because I have received many letters over the years where people write that they miss my voice. My own prime motivation has been the love for songs from the '50s and '60s, where there are very, very strong melodies and poignant lyrics. Many recordings from the time are fantastic. I feel very happy that I was so young when everything exploded in popular music. With this album I want to act as an intermediary of my experiences with these songs and artists. It's a tribute to them and what they've given me. A Fool Am I There are two Cilla Black songs, this and the single. There are very special arrangements on her songs, a little like the Beatles since George Martin produced her. I got stuck on this one because it's so explosive and dramatic. The End Of The World Recorded by Skeeter Davis, and I had sung it with the dance orchestra I was in during the 60's. A song with which you experienced tragic love stories in the teens, she says and laughs. Fly Me To The Moon I've been wanting to record the songs with complete respect for the originals, that is the version by the artist I first heard the song by. Fly Me To The Moon I heard by Doris Day and this very song is important to the whole album. Here is a sound that I like, lots of strings and so. I played it early for Anders and said that I want this character on what we do. I Can't Reach Your Heart For me it's hard to choose one Connie Francis song, her ballads are as good as they get. It turned out to be this one. If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind We chose this one as a single because it's representative of the complete collection. We decided on it early on even if there are many single choices on this album. It stood out a little the entire time and I think it's a very beautiful song. It is ballads like this that I like and that stick with me, and maybe it's the kind of songs that I can interpret the very best. Love Me With All Your Heart This is an example of how we worked with the songs. Petula Clark has a verse in Spanish in the song and I wanted to keep that. I don't speak Spanish, even if I have sung some in Spanish with ABBA. Then we had Ana Martinez with us in the studio. Now I had a Spanish interpreter so that the part really should be correct. There are many ears out there listening and it's important that I don't sing wrong. My Colouring Book Dusty Springfield is a big favorite, I really like her. Perry Como has done this as well, but then with slightly different lyrics. Past, Present And Future This is a fun thing. One I had forgotten when I started my search for songs. It surfaced on a collection album with girl groups and as soon as I heard it I got a special feeling in my body. It's very original and I remembered how much I liked it when I heard it by the Shangri-Las in the 60's. It took a while before I could do it the right way, so that it became credible. It's one thing to sing but a totally different thing to talk through a song. Remember Me Sandie Shaw, the barefoot singer, may be best known for 'Puppet On A String'. She has such a special way of singing, and she's one of my many role models. Sealed With A Kiss It's the kind of song that sits really deep inside me. It feels like I've been living with it all my life. Brian Hyland. Sometimes When I'm Dreaming At first I thought Art Garfunkel had composed this himself. But it's written by an English composer, Mike Bett. Good lyrics, beautiful. It feels incredibly strong to me. What Now My Love This will be the last song on the album. It's desperate and tragic. A song that exists in many different versions, I heard it first by Petula Clark. When You Walk In The Room Jackie De Shannon. It's fun with an uptempo song. I've been wondering if the album is too tragic, if it's too much heart and pain, but I have a disposition for that. Always had. Today I can give meaning to the lyrics for such songs in a different way. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 21:01:15 -0000 From: Chris Lorimer Subject: Timi Yuro Group Hi, I only heard about this group a few minutes ago. Wow! I browsed back to the beginning of April and read your members kind comments on Timi Yuro who finally succumed to the throat cancer she has been fighting for 20 years. She passed away on March 30th. I ran a fan club for Timi in the early sixties, and worked with her in London when she cut the 'Something Bad' album in 1968. And feel that if she couldn't be a legend in her own time, I would like to do what little I can to preserve her memory as one of the strongest female vocalists of the 20th century - and so - I beg the moderators permission to advise that I have just started a group for Timi where anyone who is interested is invited to come along. So far our membership has come almost solely from a couple of Dusty Springfield groups who were good enough to carry a note similar to this. Cheers Chris Lorimer -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 17:12:15 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Julee Cruising Clark Besch wrote: > 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. This reference prompted me to do some googling, where I quickly discovered Very interesting site, particularly Julee's highly personal and forthright -- and often very funny -- journal entries. First thing I learned on there was that as a youngster Julee had been babysat by Marcia Wallace, another Crestonite who went on to play the receptionist Carole on the Bob Newhart Show. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 20:03:02 -0000 From: Bob h. Subject: Re: Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas? John Hesterman wrote: > 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! The Dakotas are:- Mike Mayfield (guitar) Eddie Mooney (bass guitar) Toni Baker (keyboards) Pete Hilton (percussion) They are still touring and although most of the songs in the early days were supplied by songwriters such as Lennon and McCartney, the instruments were played by the group. Of course there were also session musicians in the recording studio at the time to provide additional background music, but every group did that even the Beatles and the Rolling Stones! If you look them up in a suitable form such as "Dakotas Billy J Kramer" in a Yahoo or Google search there are lots of sites about the Dakotas. BobH -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 16:41:18 -0400 From: John Berg Subject: Re: Dave Lewis Andrew C. Jones asked: > Is anyone out there familiar with an album called Little Green > Thing by one Dave Lewis? Dave Lewis was a highly influential band leader and keyboard player in the '60s Seattle scene, first on piano and then on organ. His first 45 under his own name included "Barney's Tune" (after local muso Barney Hilliard). His second single, with DL still on piano, featured "Candido" with a Freddy King-like riff by guitarist Jerry "Jive Ass" Allen, who was among the early local influences on Jerry Miller (of Moby Grape fame.) After these first two releases, DL switched over to organ and led The Dave Lewis Trio, featuring guitarist Joe Johansen. Apart from a couple LPs, they cut a number of 45s produced by Jerry Dennon and released on his family of labels. All are in a soul/R&B/jazz vein, built upon DL's organ and JJ's guitar. Sort of half way between Booker T and Jimmy Smith, albeit all kept to the 3 minute length as that was the commercial limit of the time. Jerry Dennon always went for "a hit", rather than the real sound of the live gig. Their final LP unfortunately went for a watered down Herb Alpert latinesque sound that did no favors to the band. Their recorded legacy ground to a halt by the mid-'60s, though the musicians remained important members of the Seattle scene for several more years. Alas alcohol and drugs got the best of Dave Lewis, who spent some years in prison following a robbery misadventure. He re-emerged in the mid-'90s but was only a shadow of his former self. Joe Johansen joined up with former Wailers guitarist Rich Dangel in blues-rock band Floating Bridge for one LP circa 1967, played with Delaney & Bonney for a spell in the early '70s, and battled the demons of alcohol and drugs for another couple of decades before going clean and steering clear of the music biz in the '90s prior to his premature death circa 1998. There remains some hope that a CD compiling all the Dennon-produced Dave Lewis Trio material will emerge soon, though Dennon has promised such since 2000. He purposefully held back this material from the deal with ACE Records to release tons of other cool material from the Dennon vaults. John Berg -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 14:54:03 -0700 From: Alan "Albabe" Gordon Subject: Hippies and SF Karen Andrew says of Hippies: > Alas, I was too late when I went to Haight Ashbury district in 1971 > where I expected to see hippies. I didn't see any-I was extremely > disappointed. I think they had disappeared by then or maybe they were > all "asleep"? I think I did see some in Golden Gate Park. But, I just > loved visiting SF and I did feel the spirit of the hippies, etc. SF > is a unique place-my favorite city!" Hey Karen: I grew up here in the foggy city by the bay... Actually it was Pacifica, only a few miles from SF. My Mom was concerned when I was around 12 and wanted to go to a concert at the band-shell in Golden Gate Park, but since I had a friend who was 14, I was allowed to hit the mean streets of San Francisco and partake of all the groovy music that was free. At my first concert at the SF band shell, I just missed The Buffalo Springfield, but I did see The Ace of Cups and an amazing performance by Moby Grape. sigh. As for the Hippies: They were mostly gone by 71. All that was left in SF was the homeless, druggies and losers. I think Altamont disposed of the atmosphere. That really seemed like the end of The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius for us SF dwellers. So, any of you folk live here in SF? Peace, Love, Peter Max and Santanna, ~albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 17:42:36 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Jimmie Haskell // Mark Robinson Brother Mick recently hooked us to an interview with Jimmie Haskell, covering his work with Rick Nelson, from Ace Records' website. The interview is a lot of fun, and gives me new insight into Rick's music, which I'm not especially familiar with beyond the hits. The real eye-opener, however, came on page 2, where Haskell briefly mentions his scoring of "Ode To Billie Joe," a recording I'd just been listening to anew the other day (via Shout! Factory's new Bobbie Gentry collection, Chickasaw County Child, ), marvelling at the use of strings there and wondering who in the hell was responsible for them. And now I know. And thanks also to Brother Martin for his current Jack Nitzsche ROTW, Mark Robinson's "Can't Let Her See Me Cry." Not my all-time favorite Mark Robinson cut, perhaps, but it's well up there. Even more to my liking, though, is that sumptuous label design! Did Sylvester have any further releases, or did the success of this one cause them to collapse under the strain of too much-too soon? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 18:22:42 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Whence "Raiders"? Phil X Milstein wrote: > Why did Paul Revere name his band The Raiders? Maybe it was suppose to be Paul Revere and the Radars, as in the waves that were beamed out so you know when the Luftwaffe was coming. Wait a second . . . that was the Brits that came up with that one! Why do we remember Paul Revere anyway? The British troops eventually caught him, but nobody remembers the other guy who actually warned everybody on his complete route and was never caught? Maybe Paul had a better publicist. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 18:26:18 -0700 (PDT) From: Karen Andrew Subject: Re: More Ducks / Monterey Previously: > Did Jordan Christopher and the Wild Ones ever release anything on > vinyl other than their early version of "Wild Thing"? John Fox: > In early 1966, they got some airplay for their song, "Lord, Love > a Duck" which was presumably the title song from the movie of the > same name released at about that time. The song included a great > duck call sound-effect. I remember "Lord Love a Duck", the movie. As I was probably around 12, I thought it a great and funny movie, and I liked the song, but I'm sure it was pretty silly. I remember Tuesday Weld and Roddy McDowell starred in it. All of you have inspired me to watch the Monterey Pop movie - hope they have a video at the rental store of MP. I think I've seen it before - sure wish I could have been there at the MP in person! I love "People Like Us" - that's one lovely song that I don't think made it to the pop charts, like many other great songs. KA -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 22:10:32 +0000 From: Richard Hattersley Subject: Re: Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas John H: > 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! As far as i know they are on all the tracks. There is a Cd called "at abbey rd" with some studio chat on one track and you can hear the dakotas talking. I have also seen some pictures of them recording "From a Window" where paul visits the session and all the dakotas have their instruments on. I also had the experience of being the support artist for Billy J Kramer and the dakotas in 1997. The dakotas had original guitarist (Mike Maxfield) and drummer (tony mansfield). They played their record without Billy "The Cruel Sea" and Mike M played it brilliantly. Everything he played was identical to the records so i'm sure he played on the discs. Tony Mansfield was also a great drummer. Maybe they could have done with a session singer to stand in for Billy though :-) (sorry!) Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 02:38:33 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Roger Nichols radio show/Jeffrey Glenn's old post Just to followup on my own message - I just came across an old Spectropop message which I'd missed before and I was wondering if Jeffrey Glenn would be interested in obliging me on his offer of posting some of these Roger Nichols songs to musica? And here's a couple more Roger Nichols covers: Let Me Be The One (Paul Williams-Roger Nichols) - Sharon Cash, A&M 1268: 1971, Produced by George Tobin, Arranged by Gene Page I Won't Last A Day Without You (Paul Williams-Roger Nichols) - Andy & David Williams, Kapp K-2179: 1972, Produced by Jackie Mills for Wednesday's Child Productions, Arranged & Conducted by Al Capps I Kept On Loving You (R. Nichols, P. Williams)/Out In The Country (R. Nichols, P. Williams) - Skin, Melba 6001: ?, Produced by Stan Farber, A-Side Arranged by Don McGinnes, B-Side Arranged by Al Capps I didn't come across these in my travels but would be mighty curious to hear them - and myabe it would warm people up to my radio show. :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 00:58:11 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: "That's My Desire"; Julee Cruise website; Jordan Brothers; Wynn Stewart Another Favorite Remake of a Standard (although a bit before this list's "assigned" time): The Channels, "That's My Desire" (well-covered by Dion & The Belmonts). Don't know if Phil Milstein followed this up, but he after my comments about her he recommended Julee Cruise's website, , I concur. She's got a gorgeous voice - a la the late Priscilla Paris - and her material goes from the 60s-influenced David Lynchian work for Twin Peaks and the Blue Vevet Soundtrack to where Ms. Paris might have gone if she was into progressive rock, electronica, trance and dance music. Let "Julee Cruise Radio" play while you read her diary entries. Odd and rather delicious. Now back to our regularly-scheduled era: Dave O'Gara re: my Jordan Brothers comments: > The song Heart that sounds familiar to you charted in 1963 by > Kenny Chandler, on Laurie Records I believe. A very popular > record here in central Massachusetts. The clip of the Jordan > Brothers singing that song is very faithful to the Chandler > version. Dave, like you, I sent my check for their CD already. Hope it's as good as the samples. Previously: > The Knickerbockers' "Wishful Thinking".... > Written by Wynn Stewart.... ...who was a major country artist for a while, on Challenge and Capitol. Official website: Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 07:19:48 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Dion's first group Dion and the Timberlanes. Although he wasn't a actual member, and supposedly never saw (or even met) them when they recorded together, the Timberlanes stand out as one most mysterious group. Dion recorded with them on his debut release in 1957 for Mohawk Records. "The Chosen Few" and "Out In Colorado" were the songs. Apparently 2 separate versions of "Out In Colorado" were released at that time (same label and number: Mohawk 105), one having a long intro by the Timberlanes, as well as a different vocal take by Dion. It was the issue without that intro that made it over to Jubilee Records. The Mohawk label makes mention to Dragon Records, to which the Timberlanes were associated. For that label, the Timberlanes had at least four separate issues that I know of (and have), starting from about 1956(?) to 1958. Has anyone here any further information on the Timberlanes, or even a memory (or picture!) perhaps? Fred Clemens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 02:42:54 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Investigating The Lettermen I'm kicking myself for not picking up the 8 lp lot of Lettermen lps that just sold at ebay for 9.99. Well, I was only looking for one song by them is why I didn't I suppose. Anyone got it? I'm talking about there version of Me About You? I'm down to my last two or three versions of this song that I need to collect (did we all know that Big Audio Dynamite recorded a version of this song??) and what fun it has been coming across the various - quite different - renditions of it. :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 19:19:30 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Carmen McRae Sings Brian Wilson Phil Milstein is: > Interested to see some thoughts on favorite cover versions > of Beach Boys songs -- only those wr. or co-wr. by Brian > Wilson, though. Female vocals preferred! I'll start the ball rolling with Carmen McRae's version of "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times". It's from her 1967 LP "For Once In My Life" (Atlantic SD 8143). This fine album was cut in London with arranger-conductor Johnny Keating. I have an idea which S'poppers will like this and who amongst you will not. It's playing now over @ musica. Y'all know how to get there: Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 23:20:03 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Quetzals, Diamonds, and Rooms Previously: > Are all "Quetzal"-titled B-sides a dead giveaway for Sonny Bono > productions, or did some of his colleagues start playing along, > as an inside joke, with his titling theme? Wasn't "Walking The Quetzal" a "b" side of one of the Caesar & Cleo 45's released on Reprise? I have an EP with it plus a version of "Love Is Strange" & two others, of course. Two other asides; The instrumental "Diamonds" performed by Barney Kessel, written by Jerry Lordon, and recently featured in musica was originally done by Jet Harris & Tony Meehan, both from the original Shadows line-up. My copy of Jackie DeShannon's "When You Walk In The Room" (Liberty 55645) is noted as the "b" side on the label, with "Till You Say You'll Be Mine" as the "a". Was that correct? Ken On The West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 22:45:06 -0500 From: Jeff Petschow Subject: Which "I've Been Hurt" came first? Previously: > 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. I've got a 45 by Ray Whitley doing "I've Been Hurt." This is on the Dunhill label. Did his version come out before The Sensational Epics'? Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 08:39:18 -0000 From: Anonymous Subject: Neil Sheppard...Life? Here's an odd 45 I just received: The group is "LIFE" on Polydor, two tracks written & produced by Neil Sheppard, who also wrote some bubblegum-style tunes for The Banana Splits. "Hands Of The Clock" (plug side)/"Ain't I Told You Before" - sounds '69-70ish. Anyone know more? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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