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Spectropop - Digest Number 1562

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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Phonics please
           From: Damian 
      2. Re: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie
           From: Mikey 
      3. Arthur (Lee Harper)
           From: Robert 
      4. The Jamies
           From: Austin Roberts 
      5. "Because people believe me"
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      6. Re: Dusty movie?
           From: Michael Fishberg 
      7. Re: Arkade and "Sentimental Lisa"
           From: Austin Roberts 

Message: 1 Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 11:06:29 -0000 From: Damian Subject: Phonics please Just listening ta another Bacharach compilation and caught a version of 'Magic Moments' by a Julia De Palma. In the opening verse, De Palma pronounces 'Sleigh' (as in sleigh ride) as 'slee' instead of 'slay'. No big deal, just wondering how something like that could slip thru. Damian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 14:00:55 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Previously: > This is not to bash Purdie, but: > IIRC, in the Goldmine story he said a couple of other strange things > besides the Beatles remarks - like something about playing on "Please, > Please, Please" when that came out about 5 yrs before the song that he > had already said was the first hit he played on. (However, at this > point I don't recall exactly what all was supposedly said). Well, not sure what he said, but the first chart record Purdie played on was "Wiggle Wobble" by Les Cooper in 1962. Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 17:19:29 -0000 From: Robert Subject: Arthur (Lee Harper) Does anyone have any stories or recordings of Arthur (Lee Harper)? His first album was produced by Lee Hazlewood. Where is he today? Thanks, Rob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 14:21:44 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: The Jamies Hey, Do any of you Spectro folks know anything about the Jamies of It's Summertime fame? Loved that record. Thanks ahead of time, 'Summertime' Austin Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 18:22:50 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: "Because people believe me" Gary Myers wrote: > Yes, why would he lie, but I've seen that sort of thing before. > Why does Jerry Cole, who has also done a lot in the business, lay > claim to writing songs that he didn't? It's strange, but who knows > why some people do things like that. I once asked Morton "Doc" Downey why he claimed he was the man behind the Downey label, and why he claimed he wrote the song "Wipe Out". He looked at me and said, "because people believe me". Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 04:43:28 -0700 (PDT) From: Michael Fishberg Subject: Re: Dusty movie? Mary wrote: > Does anyone know anyting about the planned Dusty Springfield movie > with Joely Richardson? How is it coming along, or is it? How she > will sing Dusty's songs is anyone's guess. Gosh! Where did *this* story start? I'm fascinated. Universal here have not (so far as I know) been approached for use of her stuff yet... - Apropos nothing, and in an endeavour to unashamedly change the subject, whatever happened to Top Rank Records? Michael Fishberg -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 13:57:01 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Arkade and "Sentimental Lisa" Peter: > It's pure idle curiosity, but if Austin or anyone else knew anything > of these recordings -- particularly if the Price and Walsh recording > was different to the Arkade release -- I'd be real interested to know. > And if anyone could be kind enough to play any of these recordings of > Sentimental Lisa they might have to musica, I'd be especially grateful > to hear them. It's great to read about your enthusiasm for The Arkade. We had two chart records, Sing Out The Love (only fingernails on the bottom of the charts) and Morning Of Our Lives, which actually went top 15 on the AC charts and I think top 50 on the pop chart. It was also used as the Bridal Fair theme for 3 or 4 years. It did well in a few foreign countries as well. Where You Lead (a great Carole King song) came out next, but, unfortunately, at the same time as the Mob's version, so we sorta cancelled each other out. Sentimental Lisa was a song that Price and Walsh (who also wrote hits for the Grassroots, wrote and Dan Walsh did the lead vocal (great job) on. It was the B side of Where You Lead, and I think they re-recorded it as Price and Walsh after the Arkade broke up. The Arkade was It was a terrific experience for meespecially working with Steve Barri and Price and Walsh and also Hal Blaine and the Wrecking Crew. It was also good for me singing leads with a charting group a year before Something's Wrong with me hit. Once again, thanks for your interest. Best, Austin Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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