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Spectropop - Digest Number 1506



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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Barney Kessel R.I.P.
           From: S'pop Team 
      2. Re: Favorite obscure Pitney track??
           From: Jens Koch 
      3. Re: Lee Hazlewood Promotional EP
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      4. My Rubik's Cube record
           From: Ronnie Allen 
      5. Re: "Celebrate" controversey in the making (paging Mr. Gordon, Alan Gordon...)
           From: Eddy 
      6. Re: Songwriter Rudy Clark
           From: C. Ponti 
      7. Re: Favorite obscure Pitney track??
           From: Doug Richard 


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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 30 May 2004 21:40:02 +0100 From: S'pop Team Subject: Barney Kessel R.I.P. Dear Members, As reported earlier, legendary guitar virtuoso Barney Kessel passed away on May 6. He was 80. A 7,000 word tribute, written by his friend Harvey Kubernik, is the latest installation at S'pop Remembers: http://www.spectropop.com/remembers/BKobit.htm It's required reading. R.I.P. The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 16:38:51 +0200 From: Jens Koch Subject: Re: Favorite obscure Pitney track?? Al Kooper wrote: > OK, come outa the basements, lads... Favorite obscure Pitney trax? California ... that sounded like Gene was a closet rock'n-roller; other obscure favorites: Roadrunner, Gene Are You There, I'm Up To My Neck in IOUs, Oh, Annie, Oh and possibly most obscure Gene's 1998 recording of Myfawny at Oxford for the Sir John Betjeman compilation Words & Music. Gene is at his very best vocal style on that song, which sounds nothing else he ever recorded before... Jens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 10:55:51 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Lee Hazlewood Promotional EP Holly Cara Price wrote: > I am looking for a promotional EP done by Lee Hazlewood on Mercury, > possibly a promo for his album "Trouble Is A Lonesome Town." I've got that one. What would you like to know about it? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 12:04:43 EDT From: Ronnie Allen Subject: My Rubik's Cube record Bobster wrote: > Ronnie, I remember hearing "Your Cat Can Do The Cube" on "Dr. Demento" > back in '82. The guy tries it on his own cat and gets VERY frustrated. > I seem to remember you saying "Oh! Here comes Abby! Hey, Abby, I've > got something pretty for you! Want to take a 'crack' at it?" That's ME! I'm so happy that someone remembers that record. Thanks so much! Actually the line went "Here comes Abbey coming down the road," which was a play on the Beatles album "Abbey Road." There were a few other subtleties that may have escaped most people. (Is there such a thing as being TOO subtle? LOL): The "Bomp Bomp Bomp" part at the beginning is to the tune of Harry Chapin's "Cat's In The Cradle." And the "Meow Meow Meow" part between the second and third verse is to the tune of Bent Fabric's "Alley Cat." Not so subtle was the "frustration" part at the end which you mentioned and borrowed quite heavily from the ending of David Seville's "The Chipmunk Song." I had loads of fun doing that unreleased recording and I am most grateful for Dr. Demento (a/k/a Barry Hansen) for having the good taste to play it on his syndicated show! Ronnie Allen -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 16:48:33 +0200 From: Eddy Subject: Re: "Celebrate" controversey in the making (paging Mr. Gordon, Alan Gordon...) Clark Besch: > Alan Gordon may well know about th(e group Celebration), as one of > their followups would be his "Celebrity Ball" (aka "Celebrate") on > UA 50626 released in February, 1970. The timing was not good, as > Three Dog Night's retitled version was released on 45 and buried > Celebration's "Celebrity". Irene Jackson: > Three Dog Night didn't wtheir own material.rite > There are rarely any absolutes in rock & roll. Lead singer Chuck > Negron and Danny Hutton did write "Celebrate," which was a #15 hit > for Three Dog Night in 1970. But that's the one exception, as far > as their hits go. Joe Nelson: > So who wrote the song ("Celebrate") really, Alan Gordon or Hutton > and Negron? Both my original US 45 and a Best of LP say "Bonner-Gordon" ! Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 18:12:25 -0000 From: C. Ponti Subject: Re: Songwriter Rudy Clark Rudy also struck a blow for songwriters' rights when he sued in federal court and prevailed against some less than savoury publishers. They had "allegedly" been administrating his song "It's In His Kiss" and it was discovered they had no signed release from him assigning them the rights. He is a gracious and gifted man whom I had the pleasure of chatting with on several occasions. He is very humble but was very brave in his fight for his copyright, and in the process helped other songwriters..... C. Ponti -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 15:22:34 -0000 From: Doug Richard Subject: Re: Favorite obscure Pitney track?? Al Kooper wrote: > OK, come outa the basements, lads... Favorite obscure Pitney trax? I'd go for "Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart." Hard to believe it only made #130 in the USA! Doug -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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