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Spectropop - Digest Number 1523

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Addrisi TV theme
           From: Mark Hill 
      2. Re: a visit to the Hall of Fame
           From: Karen Andrew 
      3. Re: what I like about "What I Like About You"
           From: Sebastian Fonzeus 
      4. Re: Nancy Sinatra live
           From: Al 
      5. Re: what I like about "What I Like About You"
           From: Lloyd Davis 
      6. Brian Wilson to appear on Larry King Show
           From: Mark Hill 
      7. Addrisis; Ronnie Dove; reference books; Front Porch; Brother Ray
           From: Country Paul 
      8. Re: Eddie Hodges / Black Is Black / the apple don't fall far from the tree
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      9. Re: what I like about "What I Like About You"
           From: Joe Nelson 
     10. Re: what I like about "What I Like About You"
           From: Mike McKay 
     11. Re: Shangri-las footage...
           From: Lex Cody 
     12. Ray Charles, It's cryin' time again.
           From: Clark Besch 
     13. Re: Favorite obscure Pitney song...
           From: David Coyle 
     14. Re: Take My Heart
           From: Simon White 
     15. Re: Gene Pitney obscurities
           From: David Coyle 
     16. Another Front Porch on musica; Reagan satire; two Bill Parsonses and a good reference site
           From: Country Paul 
     17. Re: The Front Porch
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     18. R.C.
           From: Gary Myers 
     19. Re: Early mistakes
           From: Austin Roberts 
     20. Innocents update; Electric Bob; thank you x 2
           From: Country Paul 
     21. RIP Ray Charles
           From: S.J. Dibai 
     22. Shuffle on The Front Porch
           From: Country Paul 
     23. Re: Americanized Bossa Nova
           From: Chris Mondia 
     24. John Braheny answers Country Paul and Eric
           From: John Braheny 
     25. Re: The Water Is Over Eddie Hodges' Head
           From: JJ 

Message: 1 Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 22:37:19 -0400 From: Mark Hill Subject: Addrisi TV theme Clark Besch wrote: > "Somebody Found Her (Before I Lost Her)" by the Addrisi > Brothers. Makes me think of The Mary Tyler Moore Show theme. The Addrisi Brothers actually did do a TV theme, Nanny & The Professor, which ran on on ABC-TV in 1971. It's on at least one Rhino TV theme compilation. "Dr. Mark" Hill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 20:07:22 -0700 (PDT) From: Karen Andrew Subject: Re: a visit to the Hall of Fame Oh boy, what a disappointment that Hall of Fame sounds like! I've been wanting to go, but it's a long drive from Cincinnati and I'd have to stay over a few days. Now, I'm wondering if it would be worth it! I'll probably still go but will keep your comments in mind. You raise some good questions and points, and if they can't include The Doors and Jackie Wilson, why is it called Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Karen -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 11:22:07 +0200 From: Sebastian Fonzeus Subject: Re: what I like about "What I Like About You" Phil M. wrote: > Just when you thought it was safe to turn the TV audio on again, along > comes the 4,527th commercial with The Romantics' "What I Like About You" > on its soundtrack. ... > P.S. Is it as overexposed elsewhere as it is in the U.S.? This is really interesting. The answer to your question, at least when it comes to Sweden, would have to be no. There's some inferior version of "What I Like About You" being used on some bad US TV series that is being broadcast over here at the moment, but apart from that it hasn't had much exposure. Unfortunately. that is. I understand and know that tunes can get destroyed due to overuse/overplaying, but I love this track and would really like for more people around here to know about it. I play it just about every time I spin records and have a dance floor in front of me. It always goes down well: 25% of the people usually seems to recognize the tune, but the other 75% or so just get into it right away. It's bouncy, it's got great hooks and punchy guitar playing -- a fabulous piece of pop IMO. Take care! Sebastian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 14:08:55 -0000 From: Al Subject: Re: Nancy Sinatra live The new Hazelwood/Sinatra CD is outstanding. I live in Milwaukee, and Nancy is listed to play three days in a row here at Italian Fest in mid-July Can't wait to see those shows. Al -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 10:11:56 -0400 From: Lloyd Davis Subject: Re: what I like about "What I Like About You" Phil M. wrote: > I have to imagine that, much as how the film "It's a Wonderful Life" > came to be rediscovered, somebody forgot to submit the song when > its copyright came due for renewal, causing it to lapse into the public > domain and allowing unlimited reuse free of charge. And please shoot > me if I ever have to hear the damn thing again. There was a lengthy court battle over the publishing rights, which the band won in 1995. In terms of commercial overexposure, I nominate Crowbar's "Oh What A Feeling" as the Canadian equivalent. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 20:44:12 -0400 From: Mark Hill Subject: Brian Wilson to appear on Larry King Show from Great news: Brian (Wilson) will be taping the Larry King Show on June 30, and the program will air a few days later. Brian will be on the full hour and will most likely talk about his life and new album. This will probably be the most complete television interview in Brian's career. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 23:04:53 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Addrisis; Ronnie Dove; reference books; Front Porch; Brother Ray Clark Besch, re: Addrisi Brothers wrote: > "Somebody Found Her (Before I Lost Her)" ...[m]akes me think of > the Mary Tyler Moore show theme Very "television," Clark. Thanks for the post. Fred Clemens wrote: > ...[H]e was still performing as of this > time last year. He's got the pics here to prove it: > And sadly, man, does he look old (and does the audience look older!). WE're not that old, are we?!??!? Bob Celli wrote: > The Ronnie Dove Show airs Monday nights at 8:00 on WHFC-FM. Not right now - the slot is occupied by The Tommy Vann Summer Show. Source: Guy Lawrence wrote: > "Who Sang What In Rock'n'Roll" [wr. Alan Warner] is never far > from my side And for group-harmony fans, UGHA ( has a new book that's an index of group harmony 45s from the early days of rock throught he present. Worth it if your orientation includes "doo wop." Thanks to the Admin Team for posting The Front Porch article. Expect the haunting "Song To Saint Agnes" to play on musica for another day or two, then I'll switch it out for one of their poppier records. ("Shake Rattle & Roll" has already toured musica, but e-mail me off-list if you missed it.) Finally, RIP Ray Charles. I had the privilege of seeing him, accompanied by the Rhode Island Philharmonic, at the annual outdoor graduation weekend concert at Brown University ten years ago. The event was exceptional by any standard, even moreso considering that the entertainers usually booked for those concerts tended to be soulless Broadway or Vegas types. He shone; he was amazing; he made excellence seem effortless. One of many high points: this blind black guy wrenching more soul out of "It's Not Easy Being Green" than was ever written into it; I had shivers down my back. He will be sadly missed. I hope he gets the recognition he's due despite dying during Ronald Reagan Memorial Week here in the US. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 10:20:58 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Eddie Hodges / Black Is Black / the apple don't fall far from the tree John Berg wrote: > Since Eddie Hodges has again come up, does anyone in Spectropop land > know how he came to cut Shadows And Reflections? What was the B side > to that single? My info gets "Love Could Rule The World" for the flip of that Sunburst release. I wrote: > There's a line in that song that even to this day sounds just like > Tom Jones to me. Ken Silverwood wrote: > Is it "I can't choose, nothing to lose, my loves to/still strong, whoah!!" That's the one ... pure Tom. I never "heard" Gene Pitney in this record, but maybe now that the idea's been planted in my head, it'll take root and grow. Gary Myers wrote: > IIRC, Nancy Sinatra once said in an interview that one piece of early > advice that her dad gave her was "Own your own masters." Michael Fishberg wrote: > Yes, but who owned the publishing rights? At one time Sinatra's stuff > was handled by Jeffrey Kruger's Florida Music in the UK. How come? Nancy, of course, wasn't a songwriter. However I believe she did own a small publishing company, which if memory serves published a little Mac Davis-written ditty titled "In The Ghetto." --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 11:00:29 -0400 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: what I like about "What I Like About You" Phil X Milstein wrote: > I have to imagine that, much as how the film "It's a Wonderful Life" > came to be rediscovered, somebody forgot to submit the song when > its copyright came due for renewal, causing it to lapse into the public > domain and allowing unlimited reuse free of charge. Under US copyright law, the copyright will be good until 50 years after the last writer dies. It shouldn't be up for renewal anytime soon. Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:13:15 EDT From: Mike McKay Subject: Re: what I like about "What I Like About You" Phil X. Milstein wrote: > Just when you thought it was safe to turn the TV audio on again, along > comes the 4,527th commercial with The Romantics' "What I Like About You" > on its soundtrack. Phil, I've got another candidate that probably has The Romantics' tune tied (if not beat) for commercial overuse: "Nobody But Me," by my hometown heroes The Human Beinz. Vapid creative directors just can't seem to resist that "no no no no no no" riff. It would be interesting if someone out there had actually tracked the instances of hit records being appropriated for commercials. I'd love to know how many different products have used these two songs over the years. Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 06:08:59 -0700 (PDT) From: Lex Cody Subject: Re: Shangri-las footage... Hey Sean, There's The Hullabaloo DVDs with footage on 'em. Buy the deluxe versions though, they're on Ebay or Amazon. I'm saving some pennies myself to buy these. There's also footage on the girls on Shindig - Groovy Girls video, also commonly available on Ebay or Amazon. The rest I'm not sure of... I don't know if they're around through normal facilities. Lex -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 16:10:17 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Ray Charles, It's cryin' time again. I cried today. I did not cry when I first heard that Ray Charles had died. I was more totally surprised. I did not know he was ill. I knew he was old, but to me, he has always been old. I just didn't expect him to die. Seems like I see him all the time on TV it always makes me stop flipping and watch, no matter what type of enviroment it might be. Skating, Bacharach duet, country TV visit (last month), whatever. I just seem to catch him every couple months doing something unique--for the past DECADES! I got to see Ray "live" in Lincoln when my girlfriend took me for my 40th birthday (1996). I will always cherish it. I cannot tell you what songs he did. He did hardly any of his big hits and yet, it was great! How many artists can put on a great performance without doing their hits? When I talked to her today while playing Ray's songs, I couldn't help but get choked up. It's not one song or many songs that make me feel that way. It's Ray Charles, the man, the legend, the genius and his life (good and bad) and how gracious he was, yet straightforward. Maybe it is his passion for music that I share. I cried when Lennon died and played his music all that night. That's the only other time. I never tell anyone that Ray Charles is one of my favorite artists, yet I cried when he died. He's quoted in MSN News as saying 'Don't try to write a Ray Charles song, just give me a good song, and I'll make it a Ray Charles song.' Maybe that's it. He could take any good song and make it special. I was also amazed to find that two years ago, he played the first music concert in the 2,000-year existence of the Roman Colosseum. Just goes along with what I said previously. He was always doing something unique with his music. I've always liked his music and always felt my fave was "What'd I Say". One of a handful of songs I've felt no one could do a bad version of (Mrs. Miller didn't do it, did she?). I LOVE that song. Despite the rockin' nature of it, he gave it a passion equal to his versions of "Georgia on my Mind" or "You Don't Know me". If I had to choose a version of "America the Beautiful", it would be his. Heck, who else recorded it??!! The song is a national treasure, yet no one thinks to record it usually. He could sing songs no one else touched and make them stand up and even sell like that one. He sang about the ups and downs of life and you knew he'd been there. He made you feel like he was with you when you had those ups and downs, puttin' that hand on your shoulder. I cried today, but God is rockin' back and forth with that leg flyin' up and down. Ray, rest in peace! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 13:00:49 -0700 (PDT) From: David Coyle Subject: Re: Favorite obscure Pitney song... I'm surprised nobody's mentioned anything from Gene's early '60s album with George Jones. I have the LP and two tracks from it appear on that Sanctuary double CD set. "I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night" is an enjoyable version of Faron Young's hit, but it's on their duet version of "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)" that their harmonic abilities shine. I'll throw in another vote for "Tower Tall" (particularly its dramatic ending) and raise you Pitney's original version of "Pretty Flamingo" (taken to the charts by Manfred Mann in 1966). David P.S. I like Pitney's original version of "Hello Mary Lou", but I have to say Rick Nelson's version has the advantage of James Burton's awesome guitar solo over the original's follow-the-numbers break... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 21:09:08 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Take My Heart Richard Globman wrote - > Strangely enough, the only 50's-60's example I can think of where a > black group covered a white song...and beat it...was "Be Young, Be > Foolish, Be Happy"...first recorded by the Sensational Epics in about > 1965 and covered by The Tams in 1968. Can anyone out there in Spectropopland (or possibly Canada) shed some light on the Quality 45 "Take My Heart" by Mary Saxton? It shares an almost identical backing track to "Be Young....", yet with an entirely different set of lyrics. Who was Ms Saxton, and how did the writers of "Take My Heart" get away with it? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 13:12:58 -0700 (PDT) From: David Coyle Subject: Re: Gene Pitney obscurities I'd almost forgotten about "Lips Were Redder On You"! Wasn't that also written by Joe Meek? Did it appear on Rhino's "Gene Pitney Anthology" CD a few years back? I remember hearing it somewhere, but I know it's not on the Sanctuary set, which is a shame, as having a Joe Meek-penned song on a UK-label Pitney compilation seems only natural... David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:54:00 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Another Front Porch on musica; Reagan satire; two Bill Parsonses and a good reference site Following up The Front Porch article, I've posted their "Under The Boardwalk" to musica. Although a very nice version, it's what the producers wanted, not the band. However, it also got some limited chart action. Enjoy! S'pop Team wrote: > Today sees the funeral of Ronald Reagan. And how does this statement > in any way qualify as on-topic, you may wonder. Visit David A. > Young's "Please Phil Spector: His Subjects Pay Homage - Part 7: What > Was The Question?", scroll down to the ninth item on the list, and > all will be revealed: > Furthermore, the track in question is currently playing @ musica: > Thank you, team, for the heads-up, and thank you David A. Young for the entertaining pages! You truly earn the title "Spector Collector"! FYI, the item David mentions after the above, "Enron-Ron", at wouldn't play for me, but I did sample a couple of this young contemporary folkie's tracks; he's very good. (Just thought you'd like to know that at least *some* good music is being made these days!) Also of interest: "Bill Parsons" was the name under which Bobby Bare's first hit, "All American Boy" (Fraternity 835, 1958), was released, but he was a real person as well. That's a fascinating story unto itself; read it at (Incidentally, this site's homepage, has a remarkable number of short biographies relevant to this group taken froma variety of sources and assembled here. (For example, someone a while ago asked about Gary Stites: check out ) Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 02:57:42 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: The Front Porch Good Front Porch article by Country Paul. I was especially interested in learning about the connection to the Living End. Thanks again, Paul. Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 21:29:29 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: R.C. >From another group that I'm in: > According to today's Daily News, there was a biographic picture > in the works for Ray Charles life and Ray Charles asked Ruth Brown > who she thought should play her in the movie. Ruth said Halle > Berry, to which Ray Charles replied, "Ruth, I ain't that blind." gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 16:08:21 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Early mistakes Michael FIshberg:: > Why not contact the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society in London > and Bureau Internationale Editions Mechaniques in Paris to trace who > recorded your songs. It's in both your interests as 1. they get a cut > of the mechanicals and 2. so do you! They all liaise with each other. > Worth a try anyway. Thanks for the info. I think I will. I believe England paid us (wrote it with Kerry Chater in 1982. About the only one. (Won Grammy in 1983 for Lee Greenwood's vocal,lost Best Song to Ronnie Milsap's Stranger In This House (Writer: Mike Reid). Best, Austin Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 17:35:53 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Innocents update; Electric Bob; thank you x 2 Just got a note from Jim West of The Innocents: "I am working on a project that would include "Tick Tock" and 9 other songs that we did early on that most listeners have never heard - from various record labels that we worked on. We would fill it out with our renditions of some of our favorite oldie tunes and some original material - which we would do in our original style - using spare musical arrangements with soft, quiet, simple harmonies. "It may not be worthwhile financially - but always worthwhile just for the sheer joy of singing! We will see if we can get this label excited enough to contribute more to this effort than their offer so far." Any of the folks here involved with re-issues have any interest? Contact me off-list for Jim's e-mail address, or contact him through Joe Nelson: > Al, the new Rolling Stone, in the 50 Greatest Moments in Rock writeup > on Dylan's electric debut, includes a quote fromn you to the effect > that the crowd reaction was more positive than historians claim. > Could you please expound on that gig from the viewpoint of the stage? I'm not Al, but as someone who was in the audience, I heard more cheers than boos, and was thrilled! Karen Andrew and Jim Shannon, thank you both for your comments. Jim, by the way, was/is one of the refreshingly rare radio people who know that good music is good music, no matter what the category or era. We've got lots of us here, but we're fans; from experience, I can tell you it wasn't a prevalent trait at far too many radio stations! Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 21:33:28 -0000 From: S.J. Dibai Subject: RIP Ray Charles Dear Spectropoppers, I could say a lot of wonderful things about Ray Charles, but I'll offer only this one comment. When he wanted to do his "Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music" album, people told him he couldn't do country music because he was an R&B artist. He told the naysayers that it doesn't matter what genre of music he's singing because: "When I sing, I sing Ray Charles." A summary statement if ever there was one. Rest in Peace, Ray. S.J. Dibai -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 18:55:05 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Shuffle on The Front Porch I've removed "Song To St. Agnes" after 10+ days and re-posted it at Harmony High. If you haven't heard it yet If you're not familiar with the group, its name is one of the more creative and evocative I've run into. The Front Porch's "Under The Boardwalk" is now playing at musica. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 23:32:38 -0000 From: Chris Mondia Subject: Re: Americanized Bossa Nova Joe Foster: > ....and I have both Wanda de Sah and The Carnival coming up, if > that helps! I especially like Triste Janero.... > some kids from Texas who should have had a garage band, but > wanted to be Brasil '66.....I just love the insane ambition of it > .... it works though! Brent: > ...any chance of the Groop's Bell LP coming out on CD? Yes!!! Please re-release the Groop's album! And The Collage. And The Match.... Regarding Americanized Bossa...the work of Tommy Li Puma (with the gorgeous arrangements of Nick De Caro) in the late sixties on A&M is spectacular. His productions of the Sandpipers are unbelievable. As well as Claudine Longet's albums from that time period. I love what he has added to the sound of bossa...more harpsichord...a pronounced "LA studio pop sound". This sound has been kept alive by producers/ performers like Ramon Leal and Rita Calypso on the Spanish label, Siesta. A lot of their sound can be directly traced back to LiPuma's work on A&M. Some great "Americanized Bossa Nova"-flavored tunes... "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Roger Nichols and The Small Circle Of Friends "Softly" by the Sandpipers "Misty Roses" by the Sandpipers "Who Needs You" by Claudine Longet (featuring Tommy LiPuma) "To Claudia On Thursday" by The Millennium "My Happiness Day" by Eternity's Children -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 03:54:56 -0000 From: John Braheny Subject: John Braheny answers Country Paul and Eric Country Paul wrote: > I was always a John Braheny fan - his "December Dream" is a > gorgeous song, whether his version (on Records by Pete - more below) > or the better-known Stone Poneys track; and "Free Fall" still sounds > good. Erik: > I have two JOHN BRAHENY 45s on the PETE label: > Grey Day/Free Fall (Pete 703) His best! > Long Way Home/Long Way Home (Pete 704) > Do you know if "December Dream" was also released by him on 45 > or was it only on his "Some kind of change" L.P. (Pete 1104) ? I just joined the group and found some references to myself and my 1968 album "Some Kind of Change" on Pete Records. This is a resonse to answer a question from the following message by Eric I found as a follow-up to Country Paul's question. Thanks for the compliment Paul. You may be interested to know that Fred Neil recorded the song too. It came out in '02 I think on his "The Many Sides Of Fred Neil" collection as a "previously unreleased master" but was recorded not long after the Stone Poneys cover. He did a great job and being a fan of his I was thrilled. He called it "December's Dream" and Richie Unterberger, who did the liner notes gave it a rave but the CD didn't credit me as the writer. He thought Freddie had written it. That's all been straightened out since. If you e-mail me, I can send you the whole story that I wrote up for Unterberger. "December Dream" was never released as a 45 single. I don't even have a copy of the "Long Way Home" single. You may be interested to know that I had re-recorded the song "Some Kind Of Change" and also released that as a single on Pete. I felt that the version on the album was a bit stiff and needed more of a groove. The new one also had an extended jam with a great solo by Rick Cunha (who co-produced the album) that really cooked. Interesting concidence that I just heard the album again for the first time in about 20 years. A friend, Drew Daniels, just remastered it to CD for me. Is that enough trivia for ya! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 12:05:54 -0000 From: JJ Subject: Re: The Water Is Over Eddie Hodges' Head John Berg wrote: > Since Eddie Hodges has again come up, does anyone in Spectropop land > know how he came to cut Shadows And Reflections? What was the B side > to that single? And as it appears to be his final 45 release, what > happened to him after that? Hi John, I remember seeing EH in a Swedish TV show, in the mid 80s, where he sang(of course), "Im gonna knock.."....cannot remember the other song he sang, though, but, as far as I remember, it wasn't playback, but he was backed by the TV show orch/group. Martin: > I love it - a great pop song, always there or thereabouts in my list > of top tens. Eddie's next 45 for Aurora also featured an Irwin-Kooper > song, "The Old Rag Man", and again Nitzsche was arranger. Not quite > in the same league but well worth hunting for a copy. Another COOL EH 45 is, SECRETS/SEEING IS BELIEVING >>>Columbia 2-63... I do prefer the b-s., which has a Great fuzz guitar, init.......Arr & cond by Jack N & Pr by Terry Melcher. Frank: > I don't think anyone answered the recent query about the original > version of "The Water Is Over My Head". I believe The Tokens did > it first, and their version is most likely where The Rockin' Berries > discovered it, having previously so convincingly covered "He's In Town". > IMHO, their version of "He's In Town" beats The Tokens', and can be > considered one of the first folk-rock recordings. ....but EH vers came out on 45 65....and so did RB version......... unless The Tokens ALSO rel it as a 45 that year!? I hear the trumpets blow" was rel 1966.... JJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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