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There are 5 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. For the love of Mike Clifford
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Abba Gold
           From: S'pop Team 
      3. Re: Raga Rock
           From: Stewart Mason 
      4. "Go Away Little Girl" / "That's What They Said"
           From: Julio Niņo 
      5. Re: The Everlys' "Lord Of The Manor"
           From: Al Kooper 

Message: 1 Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 20:09:16 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: For the love of Mike Clifford Country Paul on Mike Clifford: > One of my faves by him is "One By One The Roses Died," which was > an Italian hit too, I think. Anyone know or know of the original? > Is it as good as Clifford's? And is his stuff reissued on CD at > all? Talk about an all-but-forgotten hitmaker.... All-but-forgotten, except here at S'pop, eh? To the best of my knowledge, Mike Clifford is poorly represented on CD. Shame, as he made some top-of-the-range Brill Building teen idol-style records. I guess having Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller as his producers helped. I've posted one of my favourites to musica, a rather rare early co-composition by (move over for a moment please, Carole King) Ellie Greenwich: Details are: Mike Clifford "That's What They Said" (United Artists 557, 1962). Written by Ben Raleigh and Ellie Greenwich. Arranged and conducted by Alan Lorber. Produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 20:25:39 +0100 From: S'pop Team Subject: Abba Gold New @ S'pop: Abba Gold Elisabeth Vincentelli's new book about those Swedish pop geniuses' classic album "Abba Gold" gets the thumbs up in a review by Sheila B, on-line now @ S'pop Recommends: Enjoy! The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 12:38:12 -0700 (PDT) From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: Raga Rock Patrick Rands wrote: > ...What is the history behind this type of song? Did > it start with The Beatles and The Byrds or were there > underground artists doing it first (maybe on ESP?)... In fact, ESP-Disk released an album (in 1967) by a group called the Seventh Sons called RAGA that the liner notes claimed was recorded in 1964. If true, this would make it a pioneering raga-rock effort, although frankly, it's pretty light on the rock (aside from a fairly heavy rhythm section) and more in keeping with ESP's avant-jazz leanings. The Seventh Sons were led by Buzzy Linhart, later a solo artist beloved by some. > I also wonder if some of the songs without the sitars > are still influenced by Indian music There are no sitars on the Kinks' "See My Friends," an early 1965 single that was explicitly influenced by Indian music, and which is widely considered the first raga-rock single. > or is there any other influence which could've > occurred (like minimalism?). Well, don't forget that the minimalists themselves were directly influenced by Indian musicians. Philip Glass studied with Ravi Shankar in Paris in 1964, and he writes in his autobiography that it was during this period, when he was trying to do a standard Western notation of one of Shankar's pieces, that he hit upon the ideas that he would explore and refine for the rest of his career. > I wonder if there was a point where the repetitive > one chord songs no longer have that psychedelic > vibe influenced from the raga, and instead become > mindnumbing punkers - or was that not done before > punk and alternative rock? I'm not sure what you mean. For example, where would the Velvet Underground's "Sister Ray" (a drone recorded in late 1967 but much more influenced by LaMonte Young than Ravi Shankar) fit into your thesis? S -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 20:23:31 -0000 From: Julio Niņo Subject: "Go Away Little Girl" / "That's What They Said" Hola Everybody. Bob Celli wrote: > I've just posted the demo of "Go Away Little Girl" done by > Carole King for Bobby Vee to musica... Bob, Youīve got us mesmerized with Carole's demos and the very interesting information about them. "Go Away Little Girl", with Carole singing to another girl is very suggestive, in my opinion she sounded specially convincing in that demo. I also like very much the childish version of the song by Donny Osmond. Mick Patrick : > I've posted one of my favourite (Mike Clifford songs) to > musica, "That's What They Said"... I didnīt know anything about Mike Clifford . "That's What They Said" is a beautiful song. Please tell me more about him. Chao. Julio Niņo. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 16:06:57 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: The Everlys' "Lord Of The Manor" Previously: > I loved Lord Of The Manor and was hoping they would stay in that > direction. Who produced that album? Was it Wes Farrell? I think not. > I met the Everlys backstage at a concert in '95, and meant to ask > them about the song, but never did. I saw 'em play it live at The Bitter End in 1971 and spent the evening with them. I believe Don wrote it but had to give their bass player credit for writing it for legal reasons. JJ asked: > Any idea if "Lord of the Manor" is available on cd? A reply: > Yes, LORD OF THE MANOR is on the 2CD compilation, Walk Right Back: > The Everly Brothers on Warner Brothers 1960-1969. Thought it was also on the Warners one called Heartaches & Harmonies. This Al Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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