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Spectropop - Digest Number 1589



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There are 10 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The New Rascals
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      2. Re: The Neighborhood
           From: Paul Richards 
      3. Re: Anne Murray's early albums
           From: Austin Roberts 
      4. Re: The Candymen / A.R.S.
           From: Austin Roberts 
      5. Re: Northern Soul
           From: James Botticelli 
      6. Re: need song ID from French Scopitone
           From: Tom K 
      7. Re: Northern Soul & Beach Music
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      8. The Who Sell Out
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      9. George Williams of the Tymes, R.I.P.
           From: Gary Myers 
     10. Re: Ellie Greenwich/Tony Pass and Robert John to Musica
           From: Clark Besch 


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Message: 1 Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 17:03:45 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: The New Rascals Kurt Benbenek wrote: > I saw and heard The New Rascals when they played Costa Mesa, > Ca's 'Fashion Center' two weeks ago. > Felix Caveliere and his band were excellent. All of the Rascals > hits (and many, many covers) were done superbly and with much > enthusiasm. So this lineup includes Felix, Dino and Gene? Someone had previously mentioned only the latter two. With no disrespect intended, given the circumstances (especially if they've got 3/4ths their original lineup) wouldn't the adjective from their prior name update better to "Old" than to the one they're going with? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 18:49:30 EDT From: Paul Richards Subject: Re: The Neighborhood If I remember correctly the B-side to the Neighbourhood's Big Yellow Taxi was a disappointing cover of The Free Design's 'You Could be Born Again'. Not an easy task to set oneself though. Good on them for trying. Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 21:25:33 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Anne Murray's early albums Just as a side note; I've had a couple of Anne Murray cuts over the years, and was fortunate to be invited to a concert she gave in Nashville just for the writers on all of her cuts. I've gotta say, she is one of the most genuinely nice folk (no s) I've ever met in this business; funny to talk to, etc. And what a great talent. She and Karen Carpenter are my favorite female MOR singers of all time. Austin R. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 21:31:13 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: The Candymen / A.R.S. Me: > Thanks Al. Also, I heard that you played on Sweet Home Alabam, > is this true? Al Kooper: > I played acoustic guitar, produced it, and right after Van Zant > sings "Well I heard Mr. Young sing about her....." you can > subliminally hear with headphones on, me imitating Neil Young > singing Southern Man.... (only for people with BIG EARS) Al, I'll listen! Austin R. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 18:27:31 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Northern Soul M. G. Still wrote: > But - what is considered Northern Soul doesn't seem to include Muscle > Shoals or Stax or Malaco or deep soul, or most Southern U.S. soul. > Correct me if I'm wrong.... No, it's the sweeter and more uptempo stuff. Hey, there's even a Salsoul Records compilation from the UK (of U.S. records of course, what else?~) called "Where Northern Soul Meets Disco" (highly recommended at this address). It has indeed become all encompassing. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 20:55:50 -0000 From: Tom K Subject: Re: need song ID from French Scopitone D.C.: > Yes, this was a real Scopitone, and the guy was actually > singing "Allez, Zizi." I don't recall a horse-drawn carriage, > but I do recall seeing some chick twisting furiously in it. > The song is called "Zizi la Twisteuse." Depending on which > website you believe, the performer is either Jack Glenn or > Glenn Jack et Les Glenners, and the clip dates from 1963. It's definitely Glenn Jack et Les Glenners, i've seen the record, ye-ye singers really had names like that :-) While we're on the topic, does anyone know what the scopitone in the Name That Scopitone section of http://scopitones.com is? I'm sure I kind of know the song, but I don't recognise the artist... "Laisse-moi, quitte-moi..." Hmmmmmmm. Tom K -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 15:47:13 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Northern Soul & Beach Music Sebastian Fonzeus wrote: > The "northern" part refers to the kind of soul that was popular > in the clubs up in northern England during the late 60s and > throughout the 70s. Stomping, uptempo stuff. Indeed much of this > stuff came from places like New York, Detroit, Chicago etc. But > there is a lot of records termed as "northern soul" that were > recorded in the southern states. So the term has got nothing to > do with where it was recorded, but where it was danced to. As the > northern scene has been going for 35 years or so, it is quite a > complex thing to explain exactly what "northern soul" is. The dynamic of the Northern Soul scene is very, very similar to that of the so-called Beach Music scene of the southern North Carolina shoreline*. Adding to the confusion, Beach Music is unrelated to Surf Music. --Phil M. *My geography could be slightly off. I know it was in 1988, when I spent a week along the northern South Caroline shore in hope of locating the Beach Music scene, only to find out (the hard way) that few people there had ever heard of it. Beach Music, it turned out, is a highly insular scene, and never spread its geographical wings the way Northern Soul, to some extent, has. Other than that, though, the two have played out in very similar ways. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 19:22:04 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: The Who Sell Out Al Kooper: > I played on Rael from The Who Sell Out...... Al, that is such a great tune. In fact the entire album is one of my favorite late 6Ts LPs ever. Does anybody EVER spin Rael anymore (or, for that matter, Relax, I Can't Reach You, Tattoo, Our Love Was/Is, Sunrise, Mary Anne with the Shaky Hands etc.??) If I'm really lucky I can get the big hit, "I Can See For Miles" (also, of course, superb!) by listening to Oldies 104.3 or a couple of the more indie FM stations in Chicago. I own the album, too, so unless I actually PLAY IT it's hard to believe anyone under the age of, say, 50 is familiar with any of the other stuff! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2004 21:53:44 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: George Williams of the Tymes, R.I.P. Sad to see the news that George Williams, lead singer for the Tymes, has passed away. Besides their great early hits, I especially like their version of "People". gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 06:03:11 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Ellie Greenwich/Tony Pass and Robert John to Musica Martin Roberts wrote: > There's been lots to impress on Spectropop recently but, while > I'm in a flurry of writing, I must give a big thank you for the > Ellie Greenwich re-print: > http://www.spectropop.com/EllieGreenwich/index.htm While we're trying to make all these great artists' fans happy at Radio Musica, how bout the Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry tune from 1966, Tony Pass' hit (?) "Spring Fever"? This one found chart action in various parts of the country. If memory serves, I think I taped this song off KTKT in Tucson back then. Tony Pass had been lead singer of the Fascinators and had recorded solo under a couple other names, but this one had a good bounce to it, yet failed to make it nationally. As I look back now, I hear the sound heard in Barry/Greenwich/Diamond's hit production, "Cherry, Cherry" at that time also. Anyone remember "Spring Fever" on the radio then? "Well, alright!" I actually like the "B" side, "True, True Love" better, I think. Also, since we've been having various Al Kooper posts to Musica, I'll post the song I spoke of a couple months back. It is Robert John's song, "Children". It was the "B" side of his Nilsson cover, "don't Leave Me" which reached #108 in October, 1968. As "Children" was the "B" side, it was a John/Gately written tune which would get them half the royalties on the song that way. Al produced this side only and it would have come while he was with BS&T, as "I Can't Quit Her" had recently been released as a 45 also. It's not John's best, but it's not bad either. Al could not remember the tune when I first mentioned it. Any recollections working with John on this now? As I mentioned at the time, I like the phasing of the ending and would guess Al might have been in the background singers? Sorry bout all the scratches. .....Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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