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Spectropop - Digest Number 1572

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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Elf Records
           From: Austin Roberts 
      2. Re: Kenny Hollywood
           From: Austin Powell 
      3. Shadows & Reflections
           From: Wendy Flynn 
      4. Re: Kyu Sakamoto
           From: Joe Nelson 
      5. Re: now playing: Wood
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      6. Triste Janero
           From: Brian Ferrari 
      7. Re: The Long Firm /  Joe Meek
           From: Norm D. Plume 
      8. Re: Kyu Sakamoto
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      9. Re: Margie Singleton
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     10. Bobby Vee to Musica and a question to the songwriters on S'pop
           From: Bob Celli 
     11. Re: Little Frankie.
           From: John Grecco 
     12. Re: The 4-Evers
           From: Fred Clemens 
     13. Re: Kyu Sakamoto
           From: Joe Nelson 
     14. Re:UnaKustomed as I am
           From: Joe Nelson 
     15. Re: Like Someone In Love
           From: John H 
     16. Re: 45's / Arkade / Strangeloves / "Hit Records", etc.
           From: Clark Besch 
     17. Re: Larry Bright
           From: Gary Myers 
     18. Re: more on Triune
           From: Peter Lerner 
     19. Peppermint Rainbow / Trolley
           From: superoldies 
     20. Re: Little Frankie
           From: Peter Lerner 
     21. Re: Shadows & Reflections
           From: JB 
     22. Re: Shadows & Reflections
           From: Sebastian Fonzeus 
     23. Re: Shoji Tabuchi
           From: mantanhattan 
     24. Re: John Carter
           From: David Walker 
     25. Re: Carter Lewis
           From: JK 

Message: 1 Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 01:02:45 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Elf Records Country Paul: > I believe there was Buzz Cason involvement. Elf was distributed by Bell. Buzz and Bobby Russell owned Elf I'm pretty sure. Austin R. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 09:09:14 +0100 From: Austin Powell Subject: Re: Kenny Hollywood Margaret G. Still: > Was the B side "The Wonderful Story of Love" on the Decca 45? Yes...a Geoff Goddard song, released here in December 1962. Austin P. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 11:35:13 +0100 From: Wendy Flynn Subject: Shadows & Reflections Previously: > The Action of England released the single "Shadows & Reflections" > in '67. This is written by Larry Marks and Tandyn Almer. This was > also recorded by another artist but who??? Chicago's Byzantine Empire did a cool version on Mala in late 60's. There's another version out there on MGM which I think predates The Action. I think it's by the Lownley Crowde, or something like that. The b side is a fantastic instrumental which is all space age in a Joe Meek kinda way. Hope that helps , Wendy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 10:02:33 -0400 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Kyu Sakamoto First and foremost, thanks to Mr. Tsuji for the translation. The more common one (see below*) is more suited to English grammar, but the more literal translation is more suited to the melody. I can just about sing this. *I look up when I walk so the tears won't fall Remembering those happy spring days But tonight I'm all alone. I look up when I walk, counting the stars with tearful eyes Remembering those happy summer days But tonight I'm all alone. Happiness lies beyond the clouds Happiness lies above the sky. I look up when I walk so the tears won't fall Though my heart is filled with sorrow For tonight I'm all alone. Remembering those happy autumn days But tonight I'm all alone. Sadness hides in the shadow of the stars Sadness lurks in the shadow of the moon. I look up when I walk so the tears won't fall Though my heart is filled with sorrow For tonight I'm all alone Someone once said that turning "Ue O Muite Aruko" into "Sukiyaki" was a bit like turning "Moon River" into "Beef Stew". It seems to me a more like turning "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" into "Burgers 'n Fries". By that I mean if you played the English tune as an instrumental to a Japanese audience that had never heard it before (not that this would have happened at the time but you get the idea), they wouldn't have had a clue what to call it either, so a switch to a more recognizable title would have been in order. The switch in titles makes more sense in light of the fact that the song was introduced to an English speaking audience not via Mr. Sakomoto's recording, but rather an instrumental cover by Kenny Ball. Since the song's actual title preceeds every verse English speaking disc jockeys would have figured the pronounciation out rather quickly if they'd had it to refer to. Which brings me back to my comment on the familiar English version of the song. The last time I mentioned that the title "Sukiyaki" seemed even more inappropriate in that context, someone pointed out that this lyric has little in the way of a lyrical hook and asked what I would have called it. I thought a moment, then replied (struck by how depressing the whole song was) "Sake?" Joe Nelson (more inclined to tequila under the circs, but that was taken and it's a different language anyway :-) ) (PS. to Mr. Tsuji: Is the difference between "Ue O Muite Aruko" and "Ue Wo Muite Arukou" the difference between "I Look Up When I Walk" and "I Shall Walk Keeping My Chin Up"? When you get the chance to someone who actually can answer these questions authoratively, you tend to take advantage of the situation - JRN) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 11:14:40 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: now playing: Wood Frank wrote: > Though Natalie Wood was notoriously dubbed in West Side Story (by Marni > Nixon) she did sing some of her songs in Gypsy. However I am extremely > dubious about this record. It does not sound at all her like her. Are > you positive? No I'm not. I obtained the track, in CD-R form, from a friend, who dubbed it from his "Penelope" soundtrack LP. He listed the vocal as by Natalie Wood, and, while this fellow's cataloging is ordinarily impeccable, not having seen the LP with my own eyes I cannot guarantee it was attributed to her there. However, with Wood having recorded so few music vocals against which we could compare "The Sun Is Gray," I don't see how one could fairly judge it not to be her. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 15:44:49 EDT From: Brian Ferrari Subject: Triste Janero Hey 'poppers - I noticed that Triste Janero's Rene Di Marie got a mention in the S'pop recommends section, due to its inclusion in the White Whale Story CD. I recently got to hear their entire Meet Triste Janero LP on White Whale. Great Stuff! Very lounge-poppy / Sergio Mendes sound. Does anyone have any insight into Triste Janero? Background info? I know they were from Texas.... where did they go? Any subsequent releases? I may be writing a piece about them, so any info, on or offlist, would be great. Thanks - Brian Ferrari -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 09:38:48 -0700 (PDT) From: Norm D. Plume Subject: Re: The Long Firm / Joe Meek J. Stewart wrote: > May be of interest to UK readers: > The episode of the 60s-set drama "The Long Firm" > shown last week on BBC4 and repeated this Wednesday > at 9pm on BBC2 includes a portrayal of Joe Meek as > a minor character. Incidentally, this programme > isn't for the particularly squeamish. The Long Firm has been pretty good, so far, and it'll be interesting if it makes it to the USA. I've no idea how much UK drama gets shown in the USA though this is a BBC production so it might have a better chance. The series is only four episodes, so maybe it will make it to DVD. Episode 2 was set in 60's clubland, and the depiction of the incidental beat group was good: generic, bland, and playing to an empty club. There's a 2XCD soundtrack to go with the series (isn't there always?), I've not seen the tracklisting yet, but some of the featured songs have been good. It's been years since I heard The Supremes "When The Lovelight....", so that fitted well. I'm looking forward to the next episode, and ta for the "squeamish" warning. I hope it's not the old poker routine again. That ol' Harry ain't 'alf a wrong 'un! Norm D. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 18:01:00 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Kyu Sakamoto Mutsushi Tsuji wrote: > I tried translating directly from original the Japanese lyrics. Please > see below... thanks, translated by: Mutsushi Tsuji Thanks for the translation, Mutsuhi. My contribution to the "Sukiyaki" discussion is to provide the text for its entry in the Billboard Book Of One-Hit Wonders, by Wayne Jancik. There is also a photo there of Sakamoto, which I can scan and post if anyone's innarested. --Phil M. ------------------ Kyu Sakamoto: "Sukiyaki" wr. Hachidai Nakamura & Rokusuke Ei Capitol 4945 No. 1, June 15, 1963 The crash of a Japan Airlines 747 near Tokyo on August 12, 1985, claimed 520 lives, including that of Kyu Sakamoto. Kyu was one of only three Japanese artists (the other two are Pink Lady and the Yellow Magic Orchestra) to ever chart on Billboard's Hot 100. "Sukiyaki" was the only record of the bunch to reach number one, and the only Hot 100 hit sung entirely in Japanese. "Sukiyaki" was a tearjerker that had absolutely nothing to do with the Japanese taste treat. No, this was a tale of misery and desolation, as the translated lyrics indicate: "Sadness hides in the shadow of the stars / Sadness lurks in the shadow of the moon / I look up when I walk so the tears won't fall ... Kyu was born in 1941 in the industrial city of Kawasaki, the ninth child of a Tokyo restaurateur. In his teen years, he sang in jazz clubs, and was discovered by Toshiba Records in 1959 while fronting a group called the Paradise Kings. Kyu scored 15 homeland hits, made appearances in 10 movies, and was a regular on several radio and TV programs -- all before recording "Sukiyaki" and the followup, "China Nights (Shina No Yori)" (#58, 1963). Sakamoto's Top 40 moment was largely due to Louis Benjamin, then the head of England's Pye Records. While visiting Japan on business, Benjamin heard Kyu's ode and brought it home for his new artist, jazzman Kenny Ball, to record. The lyrics were dumped. Figuring that no one in the world would touch a tune with a title like "Ue O Muite Aruko" ("I Look Up When I Walk"), Benjamin decided to name the record after one of his favorite culinary delights. Ball's version eventually made the British Top 10. Meanwhile, in the States, Richard Osborne, a DJ at KORD in Pasco, Washington, started playing and replaying Kyu's original rendition. The response was better than favorable, and the rest is history. Before the sun set on Sakamoto's stateside success, his first and last LP  "Sukiyaki and Other Japanese Hits" (1963), was packaged and pushed. Although satiation would set in all too soon, recordbuyers snapped it up. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 18:11:31 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Margie Singleton Paul Urbahns wrote: > Margie Singleton is probably best known for her biggest hit she did > not have. Story goes she ask Tom T Hall to write a song for her like > Ode To Billy Joe. He wrote Harper Valley PTA, and gave it to Shelby > Singleton (who is some relation to Margie) anyway Margie was out of > town at the time and Shelby recorded it with Jennie C Riley. Margie > eventually cut it and it appeared on an album by that name on Pickwick. I just finished reading Jeannie C. Riley's autobiography, "From Harper Valley To The Mountain Top," as messy a show-business tale as any I've read since Chuck Negron's "Three Dog Nightmare." Anyhoo, Jeannie had this to say about the prior/demo version of "Harper Valley PTA": ---------------- I knew a little about Singleton. He had been a producer with Mercury before he branched out on his own label. He wasn't a big time producer, but he had a fine track record. In fact, shortly before, he had cut three one-million sellers in one day: "Ahab the Arab" with Ray Stevens, "One of Us" with Patti Page and "Walk On By" with Leroy Van Dyke. He knew the business. "What's the song?," I asked. Pete [Terry, her manager] tried to explain. "A tunesmith named Tom Hall has written this song about the hypocrisy that goes on in a small town. It centers around some stuffy people in the Parent-Teachers Association and how they judge other parents until one mom takes them on, comes to the meeting and names all their sins in public. It's called 'Harper Valley PTA.' Another girl cut a demo tape on it but Shelby didn't like her voice." ---------------- She goes on to spend as much time discussing her agonizing fight to use her own name on the record -- a battle she won on the strength of her performance of "Harper Valley," by the way -- as she does on the song and record itself. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 13:43:19 -0000 From: Bob Celli Subject: Bobby Vee to Musica and a question to the songwriters on S'pop I've posted an english version of Sukiyaki done by Bobby Vee as part of a medley in the mid sixties from the lp "30 Big Hits of the Sixties". There were a pair of these albums out during that time period and none of the record companies will touch them so far for reissue on cd. I guess they don't want to pay royalties on thirty tracks. A question arises out of this to the songwriters on S'pop. When a song is included in a medley, and perhaps only a verse is recorded, is the writer due full compensation as if it were the entire song recorded? Bob Celli -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 23:12:13 -0000 From: John Grecco Subject: Re: Little Frankie. Julio Niño wrote: > "... Undaunted by their bad luck, The Country Gents did, however, > resurface on record that same year, backing female singer Little > Frankie (ex-Chimes) on a trio of singles for the Columbia label. Thanks very much for the info you turned up on "Little Frankie". I appreciate it. I was unaware that Graham Gouldman was involved with these recordings until you unearthed the info. Thanks again, John Grecco -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 23:31:08 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: The 4-Evers Justin McDevitt wrote: > I would appreciate any background information on this group who, > according to Ron have a 33-track CD comp of their music released on > Magic Carpet records. An initial search on Amazon did not net any > results, though I will keep on looking. I don't know anything specifically on the group, but I am familiar with a few of their sides. In 1961(?) (I'm writing this from memory), they were signed with Columbia Records and recorded a version of the then-classic, "You Belong To Me", made popular a decade earlier (in 1952) by Jo Stafford. The song had been originally recorded that same year by Sue Thompson -- I think Stafford was 3rd or 4th in line. Anyway, within a year AFTER The Four Evers revived the song, The Duprees made it a hit all over again. The Four Evers had one other release on Columbia, but it wasn't released until 1964, after they'd left the label. Perhaps their best known song was "Be My Girl", on Smash (1964?). Another well known song by them, also on Smash, was "Say I Love You (Doo Bee Dum)". Incidentally, "Be My Girl" was originally titled and released as "Please Be Mine". One other record I have by them is on the Constellation label, but I can't recall the titles at the moment.* If you like what you heard, it might be worthwhile to continue to seek out the CD, as it MIGHT contain a history on the group. The Magic Carpet label is, I believe, a Ed Engel production, and should include some background as Ed is a so-called authority on the "white group" sound. Or if any S'Poppers already have the CD.... Fred Clemens *Out Of The Crowd / Stormy (Constellation 151, 1965) --Admin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 19:48:54 -0400 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Kyu Sakamoto Bgas (AOL didn't hit this name for TOS violation?): Previously: > Can ... anyone here i.d. what Kyu Sakamoto's "Sukiyaki" came from? > His LP credits the song to "R. Ei - H. Nakamura". > Thems be the authors. Funny thing is, although a completely new > English lyric was written for anyone wishing to sing the song in that > language, the title remains mistitled (i.e. nothing to do with > sukiyaki) and the new lyricist isn't credited. I've heard that new > lyric described as a translation, but I've read a translation of the > original Japanese and there's no simularity whatsoever. > The US single sheet music credits the song title as "Sukiyaka (My First > Lonely Night)" with English lyrics by Tom Leslie and Buzz Cason > (copyright 1963, for the USA, to Beechwood Music) The English lyrics in > the sheet are completely different from the lyrics posted on the website: > The English words (note: I didn't say lyrics) at that site have been floating around for years for the benefit of English speaking fans of the song who wondered what he was singing about, and aren't meant to actually be sung (at least not to this melody). It's common practice for new lyrics to be written when a song is recorded in another language as translations have a way of not matching the original tongue metrically. I've never seen the sheet music you mention. Are these the same words used by A Taste Of Honey, 4PM et al in subsquent cover versions?... It's all because of you, I'm feeling sad and blue You went away, now my life is just a rainy day And I love you so, how much you'll never know You've gone away and left me lonely Untouchable memories, seem to keep haunting me Of a love so true That once turned all my gray skies blue But you disappeared Now my eyes are filled with tears And I'm wishing you were here with me Soaked with love, all my thoughts of you Now that you're gone I just don't know what to do (Chorus) If only you were here You'd wash away my tears The sun would shine once again You'd be mine all mine But in reality, you and I will never be 'Cause you took your love away from me ... as I said, no relation to the original - and still nothing to do with the title. Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 19:52:34 -0400 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re:UnaKustomed as I am Mike McKay wrote: > On one particular night, we were in awe to see that the band of > the night, whose equipment was already set up and ready to go, > was completely outfitted, from top to bottom, with intimidating- > looking Kustom amps. Yep, two guitars and bass, all with the > matching puffy black Naugahyde-covered ones you remember -- > and they weren't the puny models, either. Roger Daltrey says The Who started off by building huge cabinets for the tiny amplifiers they were using. He figured people would assume they were good because of the size of their gear. The scary thing is, he was right! Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 02:52:05 -0000 From: John H Subject: Re: Like Someone In Love re: "Like Someone In Love" (as done by Bing, Frankie & Vee): For an eccentric yet surprisingly reverent version, check out the one on Bjork's "Debut." John H -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 06:24:32 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: 45's / Arkade / Strangeloves / "Hit Records", etc. Gary Myers wrote: > Re: What's a 45? My girlfriend makes fun of me for buying 45's. I > usually buy a few from each sale list that Frank Merrill puts out and > occasionally from others. She says "They must be really happy that I > buy these." :-) Mark Wirtz wrote: > Mickie Most, when once asked what a single [record] was to him, threw > a 45 up in the air and said, "Nothing but a piece of plastic with a > hole in the middle." Me: Mark and Gary, I have at least 30,000 45s (altho I am guessing) and I keep on buying them! Even if I get it on Cd and decide I love it "after the fact", I gotta get the 45. I just love 45s and I too buy from Frank. I am sure that since the 70's Frank has collected a few thousand of my hard earned dollars! My girlfriend wishes I'd quit buying and start selling! At my age (48), you wonder when that point comes along that you don't want your family stuck with thousands of records when you die!! For now, I just say that if I lose my job (always possible this day and age!), I'll likely start selling until I get another job (or I make a million dollars off old records-haha). Till then, let the good time 45s roll! By the way, Mark, I have about 5 copies of "Exerpt from a Teenage Opera" including the US edit promo in stereo. I love that record! Got lotsa airplay on WLS and WKYC in the states! Peter McCray wrote about Arkade singles: > In doing a bit more digging around on the Web looking for a source -- > no luck so far -- I came across something interesting. Around the same > time as Arkade was releasing Sentimental Lisa on the B-side of Where > You Lead, there were three separate releases of this very same title > on the A-sides of singles by: > Price and Walsh -- Sentimental Lisa b/w No Place Like Home (ABC) > Stump Magpie -- Sentimental Lisa b/w The Road Ahead (Dunhill) > Larry Meredith -- Sentimental Lisa b/w Holy Rollin' (Bell) First off, it's Magpie Stump and I recently posted "The Road Ahead" to Musica. It was a mono/stereo DJ, so no "Sentimental Lisa" on the 45 of mine. Also posted Austin's solo Dunhill 45, Life is for Living". My "Where You Lead" is also a mono/stereo DJ copy. A fourth Arkade 45, "Fools Way of Lovin'" was released in October, 1971. It is likely that Austin left the Arkade by that time, but I have the import 45 and the pic sleeve has the "threesome" on it. To add to the confusion, its' B side is....."Where You Lead"!!! Anyway, if you wish and there is space, I could add "Fools way of Lovin'" to Musica, but not at the expense of more terrific demos!! Sorry, don't have "Sentimental Lisa" either!!! Margaret G Still wrote of the Jerry Lee Lewis song "I'm on fire": > was later (1965) recorded by The Strangeloves, but I don't > have their version. Is either version available on CD? The Strangeloves version is indeed on the "I Want Candy" greates hits Cd out on Sundazed! Mikey wrote of Hit Records label: > So if you have any, I will buy any and all that you wish to sell I always cringed at Hit Records when I saw them, yet some are not too bad. I have "98.6" and "Kind of a Drag" (the latter presumably by the "Buchanans"!!) and they aren't too bad. Also a real oddity was "Help" b/w "Catch us if you Can" I think. How odd to see the DC5 and Beatles songs on same 45--and in stereo!! Wierd that Hit actually had stereo 45s out when NO ONE else did! I have a few Hit Records. I'll dig em out and see what I have. If you go to the "Research Page" in Research Center at SPop, under Record Master, if you enter "Hit" and 7 inch category, they have 652 titles for Hit Records!! Good luck finding them all! That's it for now. Almost caught up!! Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 20:44:38 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Larry Bright Bryan wrote: > Last I heard, Larry (Bright) was living in Carson City, Nevada. Yes, he's been there quite a while, but I tried calling him a couple of times several weeks ago, and got that fast kind of busy signal that usually means the number's out of service. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 21:32:15 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: more on Triune Gary Myers wrote: > Triune was the collective name for the three partners (or whatever their > relationship was) in Tide Records -- Ruth Strathborneo (aka Christy), > Paula De Pores (aka Cathy Saunders, aka Paula Sapp, and maybe one > or two other names), and Orena Fullmer (aka Rena Wright). That's interesting. I have a couple of 45s on Triune by the bright country- crossover singer Lynda K. Lance. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 20:58:55 -0000 From: superoldies Subject: Peppermint Rainbow / Trolley Does anyone know if either group is in the works for a CD reissue? Peppermint Trolley is WAY overdue! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 21:48:37 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Little Frankie John Grecco asked: > Was wondering if there were some experts out there that can help > me with info on a 45 rpm that seems to be eluding me. The 45 is: > "I'm Happy That's Me", by a female singer named "Little Frankie". Well John, this was the B-side of Little Frankie's third 45, the A-side being a cover of "It Doesn't Matter Anymore", on UK Columbia 7681. Frankie had previously done a stunning version of "The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget" and a nearly stunning version of an original, "Make-a-love". They all came out in 1965. Little Frankie was a young Manchester girl, and I can remember seeing her on the local TV station and thinking she was dead sexy, which is why I bought the 45 of "The Kind Of Boy" in preference to Darlene's version (can I make that confession and still be part of Spectropop?). She's probably a grandma by now. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 16:07:25 EDT From: JB Subject: Re: Shadows & Reflections Where can we hear the version of Shadows And Reflection by The Byzantine Empire? Has it appeared on any comps? JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 21:50:42 +0200 From: Sebastian Fonzeus Subject: Re: Shadows & Reflections Wendy Flynn asked: > The Action of England released the single "Shadows & Reflections" > in '67. This is written by Larry Marks and Tandyn Almer. This was > also recorded by another artist but who? The original version was recorded by Eddie Hodges on Sunburst (distr. by Amy/Mala/Bell). Lovely tune! :) Take care. /Sebastian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 19:57:00 -0000 From: mantanhattan Subject: Re: Shoji Tabuchi Mutsushi Tsuji wrote: > I tried translating directly from original the Japanese lyrics. Nice job! Very interesting contrast between English translations of the same material (check the Bobby Vee sample in musica). Are you familiar with a Japanese country/western artist from the 1960s-1970s named Shoji Tabuchi? Back in 1972 Target Records (distributed by Mega Records) released a Japanese-language country version of "Sukiyaki" complete with pedal steel and wailing fiddles (T13-0153). The B-side is a Japanese/English cover of Bob Wills' "San Antonio Rose". -MantanHattan- -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 20:14:20 +1000 From: David Walker Subject: Re: John Carter Hello Spectropoppers, I may well have given this link a plug on previous occassions but Hiroshi Asada is a great source of info on John Carter. regards, David Walker -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 07:22:08 EDT From: JK Subject: Re: Carter Lewis I don't recall if I posted this story to the board before. I met John Carter at a soiree held by the members of another board. I mentioned that I'd done a couple of gigs with The McKinley Sisters in the '60s and I considered their version of Carter Lewis's "Sweet And Tender Romance" to be the best version, to which he wholeheartedly agreed. Now, lo and behold, this little gem is available on a compilation CD, RPM's "Dream Babes, Vol. 3: Backcomb 'N' Beat," which also includes their Donovan-written track, Give Him My Love. Worth getting for those two songs alone. Check it out on the RPM site: JK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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