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Spectropop - Digest Number 1503

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There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. musica; SuperSize Me; Lettermen vs. Arbors
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      2. Re: best nyc records stores anyone?
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      3. Aquatones information coming; LHI-1; for Al Kooper; grace notes
           From: Country Paul 
      4. To Twin Peaks With Love
           From: Karen Andrew 
      5. Re: Superbabs
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      6. Re: Statues question
           From: Austin Roberts 
      7. Re: Gene Pitney
           From: Austin Roberts 
      8. Duff Dore Info
           From: Al Kooper 
      9. Re: Herb - Dore Alpert
           From: Al Kooper 
     10. New @ Musica: Carson & Gaile plus Cowsills a LŽItaliano
           From: Frank Jastfelder 

Message: 1 Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 19:42:05 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: musica; SuperSize Me; Lettermen vs. Arbors Far out stuff on musica! ! ! Listened to "You Warp My Mind" & "Have You Tried Love" by some group on UA who was known as The Celebration. Both wonderful groovin'. Do not be surprised when little if any attention is given to details of our music re: "SuperSize Me". I'll bet it's an amusing scene anyway. And it WAS The Ohio Express that did "Simon Says" in the fall of 1971, wasn't it! :--))) Somebody please tell me The Lettermen outdo the harmonies of The Arbors in their take of "A Symphony For Susan". Is this possible? ? ? Do The Vogues fit into this puzzle too? Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 20:42:32 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: best nyc records stores anyone? > Calling all your collective experience: what are best record stores > in New York for 60s pop/pop-sike/psych 45s, boots, comps even cdrs? Years ago; Times Square Records and Colony. There also used to be a real good store in Hackensack or near Hackensack, but I can't remember the name. Rashkovksy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 19:07:27 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Aquatones information coming; LHI-1; for Al Kooper; grace notes Mikey: > The Aquatones' "You" Lp was released on Relic Records back in > the 80s. Judye: > New member here - I just read the post on my Favorite Group, > The Aquatones, and I have to tell you, they are TO DIE FOR!! > I have their latest CD - "40 Years Too Late" - NOT a bad song > on the CD - honestly, every song on there - ALL 23 of them - > will totally 'BLOW YOU AWAY'!!! I'm very PROUD to call myself > their Number One Fan, oh, and I'm most definitely that! Judye, I passed your post to Dave Goddard of the Aquatones, with whom I've been e-conversing. He's given me permission to pass along some of his comments, which will probably be a long post in the near future. The group is now based in Louisville, KY, by the way. There will be more to come; Dave is an interesting and prolific writer, and there will be some stuff of interest, I'm sure. Just got the Jordan Brothers CD. Best track IMO is their hit, "Things I Didn't Say," which is still kinda neat and sweet after these many years. "Heart" is good, too. Not that knocked out by "Gimme Some Lovin'," but then again it wasn't the hit version where I was. They have very few copies left, so if you're interested, hit their website and order. Me earlier: > I just discovered a website listing Lee Hazelwood productions! > > I see a few holes in it, but it's pretty interesting....[O]n the... > list is a 45 by [Ann-Margret] on LHI-1, from 1969: "You Turned My > Head Around"/"It's A Nice World to Visit (But Not To Live In)." > Never heard of this one. But thanks to Phil Milstein, I now have. The A-side is quasi-psych pop, rather interesting once or twice but hardly hit material IMO. I confess to not being able to get through the B-side. Part of what makes Lee Hazelwood interesting I his experimentalism and erracticism. But like the little girl with the curl from nursery rhymes, when he is good he is very very good. Al Kooper, I thought that Lew Bedell owned and ran Dore, but Adler and Alpert did much of the production. I could be wrong.... By the way, Al, I was just playing both versions of "Street Song" - Kitchen Cinq on LHI and yours [as New York's My Home Razz-A-Ma-Tazz] on Aurora. Whose release came first? I know I heard the Cinq before yours, but with the similarity of the arrangements, there's got to be a story there! Grace notes: Clark Besch: > [W]onder if "Them Other Brothers" was really Mac and Ray! I'd guess so.... Ronnie Allen, thanks for your recorded history. I remember you did a really good job on the piano at the Old Time Radio Convention in October. Glad to hear that Mike Smith is on the mend. I need to "trade out" The Front Porch's "Shake Rattle & Roll" for another by them. Give me a day to do it. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 18:14:57 -0700 (PDT) From: Karen Andrew Subject: To Twin Peaks With Love Bob Rashkow wrote: > A question for the UK'ers on the group: What's Judy Geeson up to > lately? Not to get off-topic; I can always check imdb or somewhere. > The Mindbenders' tunes in "To Sir, With Love" really were smashing! > I believe the film was released here in the States sometime after > they had stopped having hits. But what a soundtrack -- Lulu's > terrific voice, Judy G's gorgeous looks, etc. I loved the movie, "To Sir With Love" - one of my favorite actors, Sidney Poitier is one reason. And everytime I hear Lulu singing the title, I still get chills going down my spine. "Twin Peaks" was one of my favorite TV series/shows and the music is one reason why. I was such a fan of the show that when I went to Washington a few years back, we stopped in at Mar T Cafe (Double R Diner) in North Bend where I ordered a donut, a piece of pie and a cup of Joe. I must have not been the only one as the waitress didn't even look at me funny. But, it was sorta like going to mecca - worshiping at the lunch counter! Too bad they weren't playing Badalamenti. That would have been too perfect! Karen -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 17:52:06 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Superbabs (That) Alan Gordon wrote: > promomotional purposes. I said "OH, Hello!" A night I will never forget ... ... was the night your wife wore the outfit to bed? > was when I went to Barbra's home to rehearse the songs. At the rehearsal > was Charlie Calello, Roger Miller, Glen Cambell, Larry Gatlin, and Gary > Klein. It was a nice experience, I just wanted to share it with all of > you. Barbra Streisand communing with Roger Miller? If only to have been a fly on THAT wall. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 00:57:10 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Statues question Country Paul writes: > - The B-side, a forgettable bluesy rave-up, is co-written by Marijohn > Wilkin, mother of Buck "Ronny Daytona" Wilkin, and leader of "the > other" Nashville backing group (not the Anita Kerr Singers or The > Jordanaires). The harmonies and the bass voice sound familiar. Are The > Statues this group? And who is the lead singer? (On the B-side, the > lead sounds suspiciouslly like a normal-range Larry Henley of the > Newbeats. Is it him? Is it the same lead on both sides?) And am I > correct that this is the same group who was The Nashville Street > Singers who did a satirical-yet-effective version of "Long Black Veil" > on Capitol? I truly believe that the group you're looking for was the Casuals. Buzz Cason was also in the Statues (who Came from the Casuals) who were, I believe on Liberty. Therefore that lead voice could have been Buzz Cason, who, incidently, wrote Sandy, a hit for Ronnie and the Daytonas (may have written it with Bucky Wilkin, leader of Ronnie and The Daytonas. I believe this is what Buzz has told me. Best, Austin Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 01:07:36 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Gene Pitney Artie Wayne: > Al.......Gary.....I totally agree with you about Gene Pitney....a nice > guy and in my estemation underappreciated. His singing, writing, > playing on and co-producing his early records were truly an inspiration > to me. I can't tell you how excited I was when he recorded, "Peanuts, > Popcorn and Crackerjacks", which I wrote with Ben Raleigh. Just a question but wasn't Gene's first hit under his name I WANNA LOVE MY LIFE AWAY? In fact (and this could of course be wrong, for I am so fallible), didn't he do it in his garage? Austin (always curious) Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 21:13:29 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Duff Dore Info Re: Inaccuracies in that history. Lou Adler did not write Baby Talk - Melvin Schwartz of Brooklyn NY did. Al Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 20:59:03 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Herb - Dore Alpert Me: > Was Alpert at the helm of the pre A&M westcoast Dore Records label? > No, although he was involved in A&R there and was best known for > producing (with then-partner Lou Adler) Jan and Dean.  They charted > Top 10 in 1959 with "Baby Talk." Then who was and why was it called Dore??????????? AK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 15:51:54 +0200 From: Frank Jastfelder Subject: New @ Musica: Carson & Gaile plus Cowsills a LŽItaliano I found the time (and the space on Musica too) to upload "SomethinŽ Stupid" by Carson (Parks) and Gaile. And since there was still some space left I thought you might enjoy an italian version of "We Can Fly" by the Cowsills. It was the b-side to "Le Opere Di Bartolomeo". I guess the single was released only in Italy. Maybe they performed it at the San Remo Song Festival. The sleeve says nothing about it. Frank J. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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