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Spectropop - Digest Number 1525



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There are 23 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Nancy Sinatra live
           From: Gary Myers 
      2. Re: Nancy Sinatra live
           From: Michael Fishberg 
      3. Americanized Bossa / Bill Lowery, etc
           From: Brent 
      4. Re: Lesley's Off and Running! ! !
           From: Tom Diehl 
      5. Re: Ray Charles, R.I.P.
           From: (That) Alan Gordon 
      6. Re: Lesley's Off and Running! ! !
           From: Jim Allio 
      7. Wendy Hill has arrived at musica
           From: Chaz 
      8. Re: Ronnie Dove
           From: Austin Roberts 
      9. Re: Bobby & I once more
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     10. Ides of March to Musica
           From: Clark Besch 
     11. Re: Americanized Bossa Nova
           From: Brent 
     12. Re: Lesley's Off and Running!!
           From: ACJ 
     13. Re: Strandeds In The Jungle
           From: Mojo 
     14. Follow up songs
           From: Superoldies 
     15. Re: Egyptian Shumba
           From: Mikey 
     16. American Dreams - Season 1 DVD Set announced -- Extended Music Edition
           From: Larry Shell 
     17. Mick Patrick tribute (?) on Musica
           From: Clark Besch 
     18. Re: Wendy Hill / Gary Lewis / "Way Way Out" / "Ghost & Mr. Chicken"
           From: Clark Besch 
     19. Aussie CDs
           From: Bill George 
     20. Re: Bill Lowery
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     21. Re: "Boys Cry" (Eden Kane/The Four Coins)
           From: Mike McKay 
     22. Ides Of March
           From: Gary Myers 
     23. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update
           From: Martin Roberts 


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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 18:07:21 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Nancy Sinatra live Al: > I live in Milwaukee, and Nancy is listed to play three days in a > row here at Italian Fest ... Some old friends of mine will also be at the Festa Italiana in the oldies show. I did it with them last year, but I won't make it this year (I'm in SoCal). Do you go back to the 60's in Milwaukee? You can email me off list through my website: Gary Myers / MusicGem http://home.earthlink.net/~gem777/ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 01:32:17 -0700 (PDT) From: Michael Fishberg Subject: Re: Nancy Sinatra live Al wrote: > 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. She's doing London, England on 20th June. Michael Fishberg -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 01:31:29 -0000 From: Brent Subject: Americanized Bossa / Bill Lowery, etc Hi Chris Mondia and everybody, De Caro, LiPuma, A&M, Sandpipers, Longet equals great. I think Nick had one of the most beautiful singing voices, smooth like Curtis Mayfield. Great list of Americanized Bossa Nova flavored tunes. If I may,let me add some to it... Nilsson "The Wailing Of The Willow" Mason Williams "Baroque-A-Nova" Miles Davis "Song #2" from the Quiet Nights LP Monkees "Hard To Believe" & "Don't Call On Me" Inner Dialogue "Where It's At" The Youngbloods "Ride The Wind" (can someone confirm the producer of "Elephant Mountain", it says Charles E. Daniels, whoa!) I'll bet most everyone on this list has all of these. And I should note a great British Invasion bossa as it's so pretty, Gerry & The Pacemakers "Don't Let The Sun...well, you know the rest." For fans of the Joe South/Buie/Cobb/Nix/Ray Whitley (discussed with his Tams songs, etc on this list) consortium, I believe publishing mogul Bill Lowery passed away the week Reagan and Brother Ray left us, so probably got overshadowed. I'm 99% sure about this. Speaking of Ray, check out the intense version of "Drown In My Own Tears" on Atlantic 8039 (In Person). I've never heard him "get off" like that before. OK, now I'm finished! Best to everyone here, Brent -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 16:20:39 -0400 From: Tom Diehl Subject: Re: Lesley's Off and Running! ! ! Bob Rashkow: > BTW last week I heard Lesley Gore's "Off and Running" for the first > time on the CD Golden Hits comp which I think was taken directly > from one of her original comp LPs. Was this an album track from > around '67 or '68? Maybe a single that never made it to the Hot 100? > Same tune as The Mindbenders did in "To Sir, With Love" and she does > a terrific job with it. I once had a promo 45 of Off And Running and I remembered playing that side a few times and liking it a lot before I sold the 45 on ebay, I was since able to locate it in stereo on cd and it still sounds fantastic. I'm pretty sure it at least made the bubbling under chart, if not very low on the hot 100. Tom -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 13:19:18 -0700 From: (That) Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Ray Charles, R.I.P. In 1985 I had an apartment on Lapeer Drive in Beverly Hills. It was late one evening when I heard the most beautiful whistling, no bird ever chirped so gloriously. I thought to myself, birds don`t sing at night. Out of curiosity I went on the terrace to see where the beautiful sounds were coming from. I saw two men, one man was helping the other man into the building, the man whistling was Ray Charles, He lived there also. I simply smiled, called to him and said "I love you Ray". He smiled that famous Ray Charles Smile, and said "Thank You". God bless you Ray. R.I.P. That Alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 16:59:46 EDT From: Jim Allio Subject: Re: Lesley's Off and Running! ! ! "Off and Running" was a single recorded in Hollywood in spring 1966 with Quincy Jones for an album of the same name which was presaged on the single (released in May 1966) but not released. Three of the songs from the sessions, including "Off," appeared on Lesley's "California Nights" LP in spring 1967, including a cover of Aretha Franklin's (!) Columbia single, "Cry Like A Baby," written by Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson and Josie Armstead. The remaining four tracks from those LaLa Land dates finally saw the light of day on Bear Family's 5-CD Gore box set, "It's My Party!" in 1994. Gore notes that she wanted to another Toni Wine-Carole Bayer Sager tune in addition to "Off and Running" in those sessions which Quincy nixed, "A Groovy Kind of Love," because he felt the word "groovy" would eventually date the song. Lesley, by the way, attended summer camp with Bayer-Sager, co-wrote a couple of songs with her in the mid-1960s, and remain friends. The "Off and Running" single, great as it was, was only a big hit in a couple of US markets, including Phoenix and Rhode Island, peaking at 91 in Record World, 98 in Cashbox and 108 in Billboard. Jim Allio -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 22:13:48 -0000 From: Chaz Subject: Wendy Hill has arrived at musica In answer to a flood of request, I have played to musica Wendy Hill's (Gary, Please Don't Sell) My Diamond Ring, an effort to thwart Gary Lewis, who a few months earlier had asked who wanted to buy it. This is not my rip, and the first note is slightly clipped, but the sound isn't too bad. And should it become necessary, my apologies to Mr. Kooper for bringing this up. :) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 15:25:42 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Ronnie Dove Concerning Ronnie Dove. I loved his voice. He cut a song of Kenny O'dells's and mine in the 70's. Don't know if it made an album or what. The main reason I don't know is, that I can't remember what song it was (Duh), but if anyone has seen it please let me know. Austin Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 17:02:32 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Bobby & I once more Now playing at musica is the final installment in our Bobby & I trilogy, a sophisticated interpretation of London & Black's "Best Of Both Worlds." Dig, --Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 05:16:55 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Ides of March to Musica Thanks to all the room on Musica, I've posted the lone Ides of March 45 that is still not available on Cd (OOps, I forgot about the RCA material--sorry!). "Nobody Loves Me" is a simply wonderful song that might have been a non-charter because of it's rather downer message, but what great music and harmonizing. Unlike most all the Ides' A sides, this one is sang and written by Ray Herr of the group. The followup single (their first for Warner Brothers), "One Woman Man" is in the same style and another greatly underappreciated record. The Ides are still going strong today in Chicago and one of the best of the older bands still keeping things fresh and new. Enjoy, Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 00:27:29 -0000 From: Brent Subject: Re: Americanized Bossa Nova Previously: > ...any info on why The Carnival's version of Jeffrey Comanor's "A > Famous Myth" is called "One Bright Night" on the record's label? Frank J: > On my copy of the original Carnival record its called "A Famous > Myth" on the backcover and on the label. Or do you mean the CD > reissue? Yep, I checked again (the original vinyl) and my label has "One Bright Night" as the 1st song on Side 2 (the cover does have it as "A Famous Myth" though). I'm not much of a matrix nut, but side 2 is WPS 21894-2RE #, then a faint 8-28-69. Maybe this was one of those "Eight Arms To Hold You" moments in record labels... Best wishes, Brent -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 23:05:39 -0400 From: ACJ Subject: Re: Lesley's Off and Running!! For Bobster: If no one's answered this already, "Off and Running" was first released on Lesley's album "California Nights" (I recommend the whole album, by the way); "Off" was also released as the A-side of a single, but didn't do well nationally. Too bad. ACJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 23:07:53 -0000 From: Mojo Subject: Re: Strandeds In The Jungle Previously: > On purchasing Shout's new Vibrations CD, "Out Of Sight!! The > Checker Years" (www.cherryred.co.uk), it occurred to me that I > now own five versions of "Stranded In The Jungle" - The Cadets, > the Jayhawks, Jett Powers (aka P.J. Proby), the New York Dolls > and now the Vibrations. I'm guessing there must be more. According To The Book Who Sang Our Songs ( D Friedman / A Gribin ) The Apostles and The Gadabouts have cut Stranded In The Jungle. Mojo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 13:13:08 -0000 From: Superoldies Subject: Follow up songs The Wendy Hill tune is great to hear. Has anyone heard or have "I'm The Girl From The Sugar Shack" by Georgia ......? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 20:58:30 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Egyptian Shumba Will Stos wrote: > 2) A couple of years ago Michael "Doc Rock" Kelly was kind enough to > send me a mix tape with "Egyptian Shumba" by the Tammys on it. I > haven't listened to it in a long time, and when I heard the version > on Girls Go Zonk it sounded almost identical. Was it just a slightly > different vocal take? Hoe similar does it sound to the Lou Christie > and the Tammys' cd comp? Phil M: > The Christie/Tammys CD contains two versions of Egyptian Shumba. I'm > told that the version on GGZ is yet a third take, but frankly (and > without bothering to A/B, or in this case A/B/C, them) I can't tell > any of them apart. The Christie/Tammys CD does indicate which was the > 45 version. The version on the GGZ Cd is FAR better than either version on the Lou Christy Cd, in my humble opinion. Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 22:51:27 -0400 From: Larry Shell Subject: American Dreams - Season 1 DVD Set announced -- Extended Music Edition From the TVShowsOnDVD.com website: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/ American Dreams - Season 1 DVD Set announced 6/14/2004 This evocative drama, which won two Emmy Awards in its freshman season last year, is set against the memorable, upbeat sounds of the 1960s as it depicts a more innocent America -- as seen through the youthful Pryor family of Philadelphia as they brace for cultural turbulence ahead that still resonates in this contemporary era. Universal has announced that it will release the first season of American Dreams on September 7th. This 7 disc set has been dubbed "The Extended Music Edition" and will contain more footage than the originally aired episodes. These 25 episodes will retail for $89.98. The higher SRP is presumably due to the cost to license the music used in the series. Unfortunately that's all the information we have at this time, but we'll post updates and artwork when Universal makes it available. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 17:18:59 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Mick Patrick tribute (?) on Musica Now on Musica for a short time, I posted a silly Dr. Pepper jingle that is obviously a tribute to Mick Patrick's "Hey la"! Yes, it gets a little monotonous after awhile, but nice little guitar outro that we likely never heard on the radio in 1970. Enjoy, Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 14:50:51 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Wendy Hill / Gary Lewis / "Way Way Out" / "Ghost & Mr. Chicken" Chaz wrote: > In answer to a flood of request, I have played to musica Wendy > Hill's (Gary, Please Don't Sell) My Diamond Ring, an effort to > thwart Gary Lewis, who a few months earlier had asked who wanted > to buy it. This is not my rip, and the first note is slightly > clipped, but the sound isn't too bad. And should it become necessary, > my apologies to Mr. Kooper for bringing this up. :) This was fun to hear, but the song sounds like an attempt to do Shirley Bassey with that singing style as she beats Gary over the head with that skillet in the background. Maybe Gary should stay away! The song's Ok, but can't think it would have ever sold, just like most other records of that type over the years. I think I'd rather hear Ben Colder do a "This Diamond Ring-Later That Day" version. Those are always good for a laugh! My fave Colder is "Great Men Repeat Themselves". Speaking of Gary Lewis, does anyone remember the great movie, "Way, Way Out"? I just revisited it via my old 1981 Beta tape off WTBS complete with cassette walkman ads and Floyd Cramer record ads for 2 LPs, 02 8-Tracks or 2 cassettes formats!!! Hilarious. Oh yeah, the movie! Hilarious! Every 60's cliche about Russians and the space program that there was in the 60's. Jerry Lewis and Connie Stevens at their best. Anyway, GARY Lewis did the great theme to the movie. I was so excited when the Legendary Masters Cd came out that this song was on it! Then, I played it and it's the WRONG version! How many takes did they do for this knockoff? Anyway, has anyone ever found the CORRECT movie version on vinyl or CD? Maybe the soundtrack has the movie version? Was there a soundtrack, or was it another like "Ghost & Mr. Chicken" (Vic Mizzy at his best) that seems to have had great music, but not a soundtrack? Thanks, Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 00:01:43 EDT From: Bill George Subject: Aussie CDs Previously: > Just in case any Lee fans don't know, just by chance I heard a radio > interview earlier in the week with Nancy Sinatra where she was talking > about her newly-released album with Lee. It is called Nancy & Lee 3, > and has been released in Australia only at this stage. Phil M: > if you have any suggestions for online ordering from afar, I'm sure > many of us would welcome it. Even a label name would help. Chaos Records is a good place to order from, if they carry it. I believe the website is http://www.chaosrecords.com Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 09:52:26 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Bill Lowery Brent wrote: > For fans of the Joe South/Buie/Cobb/Nix/Ray Whitley (discussed with > his Tams songs, etc on this list) consortium, I believe publishing > mogul Bill Lowery passed away the week Reagan and Brother Ray left > us, so probably got overshadowed. I'm 99% sure about this. Following is the Associated Press obit, which ran in the N.Y. Times on June 13. It strikes me that ya gotta start real young to have great- grandchildren before even reaching age 80. --Phil M. P.S. Buddy Buie? ------------------------ Bill Lowery, Publisher of Musical Hits, Dies at 79 ATLANTA, June 12 (AP) Bill Lowery, a music publisher and the first person to be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, died here on Tuesday. He was 79. The cause was cancer, according to an announcement by Haven House Hospice. For 52 years, Mr. Lowery's company, the Lowery Group, published music hits like the rock classic "Be-Bop-a-Lula"; country hits like "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" and "Games People Play"; and the disco staple "I Love the Nightlife." His company's catalog of 7,000 songs includes works by the writers Joe South, Mac Davis, Jerry Reed and Buddy Buie. He is survived by his wife, Billie; a son, William III; two daughters, Terri Drake and Cheryl Goodridge; eight grandchildren, and eight great- grandchildren. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 14:02:19 EDT From: Mike McKay Subject: Re: "Boys Cry" (Eden Kane/The Four Coins) Country Paul wrote: > One note about The Four Coins -- I've mentioned a very fine Merseybeat- > style song they did on Joy in 1964, "Boys Cry," covered exceptionally > well by Eden Kane in the UK. The record stands tall in its own right, > but it's hard to believe this is the same group that did "Three Coins In > The Fountain"! Wow, that's a new one on me! A few years ago, someone sent me a comp tape that included Eden Kane's "Boys Cry," and I liked the song so much I incorporated it into the repertoire of the acoustic rock duo I'm a part of. We're still doing it today. I had no idea this song had U.S. origins. Who is the composer, and any chance you could play this to Musica, Paul? I'd love to hear it. Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 10:21:55 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Ides Of March Clark Besch: > The Ides Of March are still going strong today in Chicago ... Did the band exist during the time Jim Peterik was with Survivor? I had the impression that Peterik re-organized them after Survivor? gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 20:03:16 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update "ZAPATA" (why, even the name is exciting!) is the title of the ROTW playing on the home page. Recorded by Jack and written by Lee Hazlewood, it's the last in their season of collaborations and definitely worth a listen: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm A few folk checked out the review of Eddie Hodges' "The Water Is Over My Head" in the ROTW archive: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/pastrotw.htm The general impression was that the page is a bit 'grey'. I have to agree! I've decided to give the page a makeover but I do not have copies of any of the reviews from 2002. For the sake of completeness, if any S'popper has thought they were worth saving for posterity(!) please contact me. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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