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Spectropop - Digest Number 1491

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Al Gorgoni
           From: Ken Silverwood 
      2. Re: "Little Green Thing" by Dave Lewis
           From: Frank Jastfelder 
      3. Brian Wilson - New Album details
           From: Frank Jastfelder 

Message: 1 Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 11:34:43 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Al Gorgoni With all the posts pertaining to Mr Gorgoni I thought I would play to musica a lesser-spotted version of his & Chip Taylor's "Picture Me Gone" by Dianne Brooks, Prod. by Harvey Brooks on Verve. I also have versions by Madeline Bell & of course Evie Sands. Are there any more out there? Ken On The West Coast. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 13:20:50 +0200 From: Frank Jastfelder Subject: Re: "Little Green Thing" by Dave Lewis I own a copy of the album. I´d say it´s a mix between R&B and jazz. Half of the songs are written by Lewis, with promising titles like "Givin´ Gas" and "The Swim Thing". But to be honest, Lewis sounds like your average organ- grinding soul brother. It´s recorded in Seattle, his hometown. Produced by Jerry Dennon, who also wrote the liner notes for the LP. What surprises me is the fact that a pure white pop label like A&M (I´m talking about the early times of the label) released such an album. The back cover shows also the cover of A&M 102, George McCurn's "Country Boy Goes To Town" (one of the rarest A&M LPs, I guess). McCurn was one of the greatest bass singers in the gospel field. I think both releases were not fast- selling items. Alpert & Moss propably just brought out the stuff they liked. Does anyone know more about their release policy in the beginning of A&M? Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 13:40:27 +0200 From: Frank Jastfelder Subject: Brian Wilson - New Album details This might be of interest for a few spectropoppers. BRIAN WILSON RETURNS WITH FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN SIX YEARS GETTIN' IN OVER MY HEAD FEATURES GUEST APPEARANCES BY ERIC CLAPTON, ELTON JOHN, PAUL McCARTNEY, AND CARL WILSON 13-Track Disc Arrives In Stores June 22 LOS ANGELES - He's been called the most influential songwriter of the past century - with good reason. Over the course of his career, creative genius Brian Wilson has penned and produced some of the greatest pop rock songs of all time. Today the man who put the Beach Boys into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is thriving once again, making music that's both timely and timeless. On June 22, Wilson will add another chapter to his incredible story with the release of GETTIN' IN OVER MY HEAD, his first new studio album since 1998's critically acclaimed Imagination. Written and produced by Wilson, GETTIN' IN OVER MY HEAD features guest appearances by Eric Clapton ("City Blues"), Elton John ("How Can We Still Be Dancin'?"), and Paul McCartney ("A Friend Like You"). The highly anticipated album also includes the harmony-laden "Soul Searchin,' " featuring Carl Wilson. Brian took Carlšs lead vocal from an earlier session and recorded a new backing track with his band. He then sang the bridge and all the background harmonies himself, resulting in a heartfelt duet with his late brother. "Soul Searchin' " is just one of several songs on the album written earlier but never completed until now. The title track and "Desert Drive" offer fans their first chance to hear the fruits of a mid-'90s collaboration between Wilson and producer Andy Paley GETTIN' IN OVER MY HEAD Produced and Arranged by Brian Wilson (Total Time 53:39) 1. How Could We Still Be Dancin' - Brian Wilson and Elton John (4:47) (B. Wilson/J. Thomas) 2. Soul Searchin' - Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson (4:12) (B. Wilson/A. Paley) 3. You've Touched Me (3:25) (B. Wilson/S. Kalinich) 4. Gettin' In Over My Head (4:31) (B. Wilson/A. Paley) 5. City Blues - Brian Wilson and Eric Clapton (4:24) (B. Wilson) 6. Desert Drive (3:37) (B. Wilson/A. Paley) 7. A Friend Like You - Brian Wilson & Paul McCartney (3:42) (B. Wilson/S. Kalinich) 8. Make A Wish (3:52) (B. Wilson) 9. Rainbow Eyes (4:08) (B. Wilson) 10. Saturday Morning In The City (2:58) (B. Wilson/A. Paley) 11. Fairy Tale (5:31) (B. Wilson/D. Foster) 12. Don't Let Her Know She's An Angel (4:22) (B. Wilson) 13. The Waltz (4:10) (B. Wilson/V. Parks) Special Guest Performances by: Eric Clapton: guitar, "City Blues" Elton John: lead vocal & acoustic piano, "How Could We Still Be Dancin'" Paul McCartney: vocal & acoustic guitar, "A Friend Like You" Carl Wilson: lead vocal, "Soul Searchin'" Musicians: Brian Wilson: lead and background vocals*, piano, keyboards Eddie Bayers: drums Scott Bennett: keyboards, vibes, percussion, bass, guitar Amy Farris: viola, violin Jeffrey Foskett: guitar Probyn Gregory: guitar, French horn, trumpet, keyboards, trombone Jim Hines: percussion Susan Jenson: violin Peter Kent: violin Greg Leisz: guitar Bob Lizik: bass Paul Mertens: saxophones, flutes, harmonica, clarinet Andy Paley: percussion Michael Rhodes: bass Carol Robbins: harp Darian Sahanaja: piano, keyboards, vibes, percussion Rudolph Stein: cello Todd Sucherman: drums, percussion Joe Thomas: keyboards Nick Walusko: guitar *Additional background vocals on "Desert Drive" performed by Scott Bennett, Jeffrey Foskett, Andy Paley and Darian Sahanaja. Recorded & Mixed by MARK LINETT AT YOUR PLACE OR MINE RECORDING, Glendale, California Assistant Engineers: Mike Gatzios, Margaret Gwynne except: "Desert Drive" Recorded by Mark Linett at Oceanway Studios, "A Friend Like You" mixed by Mrk Linett at Sunset Sound. Eric Clapton's guitar on "City Blues" recorded by Alan Douglas at Olympic Studios, London, England Additional string arrangements by Von Mertens Mastered by MARK LINETT at YOUR PLACE OR MINE RECORDING Cover Art: Sir Peter Blake Package Design & Layout: Mark London Liner Notes: David Leaf Photography: Magee McGee, Melinda Wilson Managment: Ronnie Lippin, Jean Sievers SOOP, LLC Project & Marketing Consultant: Lisa Gray Sall THIS ALBUM IS DEDICATED TO MY WIFE, MELINDA, WHOSE LOVE AND ENCOURAGEMENT INSPIRES ME TO SHARE MY MUSIC Special thanks to: My children Daria, Delanie, Dylan, Carnie, and Wendy. My new grandson Leo. My beloved brothers Carl and Dennis, I miss harmonizing with 'em. My nephews Jonah and Justyn. My mother-in-law Rosemary and my nephew Patrick. Gloria Ramos, who has been there for me for the past nineteen years. My awesome, loving, supportive, talented band. I truly love you guys and gal, Taylor Mills. My dear friends David and Eva Leaf, Ray Lawlor, and Jerry and Lois Weiss. The people who make it happen: Ronnie Lippin, Jean Sievers, Paki Newell, Neil Warnock, Samantha Henfry, Peter Grosslight, Keith Sarkisian, Mark Linett, Alan Douglas, John Warren, Ky Cabot, Richie Davis, Rob Mailman, "Fish," Haircut," "G-Man," Mason Wilkinson, Ross Lahey, Andrew Day, Willie Twork, Lee Phillips, Eric Custer, Barry Siegel, Erik Steigen, Angie Castro, Mark London, Michael deMartin, Peter Reum, Bob Hanes, Mike Grant, Tony Rivers, Robbie Leff, Jimmy Edwards, Sheryl Farber, Steve Wollard, Maria McKenna, Sig Sigworth and Robin Hurley. And A Very Special Thank You To: Eric Clapton, Elton John, and Paul McCartney. What can I say? You're all my heroes. Special thanks: Kurzweil Music Systems, Gibson Guitars, Epiphone Guitars, Boucher Acoustic Guitars, Lakland basses, GHS Strings, Ampeg and SWR amplifiers, Raven Labs, Yamaha keyboards, Universal Audio, Neumann Microphones, and Apogee Electronics. Brian Wilson Official Web Site: Brian Wilson Fan Club: PMB710 15030 Ventura Blve. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 Courtesy of BriMel: 2850 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 300 Santa Monica, CA 90405 A&R for WSM: JIMMY EDWARDS Art Direction: MARK LONDON Editorial Supervision: SHERYL FARBER Project Assistance: STEVE WOOLARD, MARIA MCKENNA, SIG SIGWORTH Produced and Arranged by Brian Wilson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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