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Spectropop - Digest Number 1602

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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Four J's inquiry
           From: Joe Peel 
      2. Re: The Alan Bown Set - Gonna Fix You Good
           From: MJ 
      3. Davies of Kinks--unfortunate incidents
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      4. Re: Crow / Magic Lantern
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      5. Pat Hunt
           From: Julio Niño 
      6. Dewey Martin; Danny Holien and Michael Stanley; "45 RPM"
           From: Country Paul 
      7. Re: Beach Music
           From: Austin Roberts 

Message: 1 Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 12:23:45 EDT From: Joe Peel Subject: Re: Four J's inquiry I do believe there were 2 groups of 'The Four J's". I have 2 45's. The 2 45's I have are by the white doo-wop group....but there are 45's by a girl group from the mid 60's...that called themselves the 4 j's. Also I have a 45 from 1969. That is a Brooklyn Bridge soundalike...don't know....kind of confusing.....Joe Peel. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 11:54:12 -0400 From: MJ Subject: Re: The Alan Bown Set - Gonna Fix You Good Howard Earnshaw wrote: > The Alan Bown Set "Gonna Fix You Good") ... So, I know it was > written by Teddy Randazzo and done by Little Anthony but who > produced the Alan Bown Set's version, when was it released, and > - pushing my luck - what label and label number. Might have been produced by Kenny Bell. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 19:25:24 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Davies of Kinks--unfortunate incidents Very sorry to hear about Dave Davies' stroke and Ray Davies' mugging. The person who did that should have "rolled himself a Harry Rag and put himself to bed"--instead! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 18:56:01 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Crow / Magic Lantern Crow's biggest hit was Evil Woman. (subsequently covered by Black Sabbath if I'm not mistaken but they may have done it first!) They were on the Amaret label and managed to get 2 more records on the charts, July '70 and November '70 respectively--Cottage Cheese, and (Don't Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie On) The King of Rock & Roll, which was also covered by several other artists right around then and is actually an old blues tune (somebody else would know who it's by, Willie Dixon perhaps). Magic Lanterns' "Shame, Shame" predates Crow's "Evil Woman" by almost a year, so relatively speaking it's the same time, but for us shticklers the former debuted on the charts 10/68 and the latter around 11/69. This fabulous group underwent many personnel changes--wasn't Don Ciccone associated with them after he left Don and the Goodtimes? They recorded for several different labels between approx. 1967 and 1972 but scored big only with "Shame, Shame" on Atlantic. Hope that helps, Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 22:34:12 -0000 From: Julio Niño Subject: Pat Hunt Hola Everybody, Mick Patrick wrote: > Pat Hunt had solo releases too, for the Kent and Early Bird labels. > She also recorded as a duo with Lonnie Russ for 4 J. Seeing Pat´s name written makes me raise my ears like a wolf watching a lost little lamb. I only know one song by her, "You Are My First Love", but it is beautiful.Could somebody recommend me any similar tracks by her?. Thanks. Julio Niño. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 20:37:11 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Dewey Martin; Danny Holien and Michael Stanley; "45 RPM" Eddy wrote: > these are the people who were at one point or another in the > Candy Men backing Orbison: Dewey Martin - drums... Same Dewey Martin as in the Buffalo Springfield? Clark Besch: > When I think of Colorado artists, Danny Holien's minor hit, > "Colorado", comes to mind. I really loved the song when it > was out and it is one of the few Hot 100 hits still not on CD. > Anyone else love this song? Not top 40, Clark, but it was a heavy airplay item on progressive freeform WHCN in Hartford. Good track; never knew it was a hit 45 of any stature. His label, Tumbleweed, had a number of quite classy acts, including (if I remember correctly) the Michael Stanley Band's early releases ("Rosewood Bitters," with Joe Walsh guesting, leaps to the foreground of my memory). Just finished "45 RPM" (Dawson/Propes). Interesting historical stuff, great photos, doowop orientation at its heart, but lots more than that. If those areas of concentration ring your chimes, run and get it; it'll be worth the dinero IMO. Country Paul (now caught up to early August!) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 15:46:49 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Beach Music Another well loved song with Beach Music fans is Pat Upton's (Spiral Staircase) "I Love You More Today Than Yesterday". Though maybe not strictly Beach in origin, it sure fits for whatever reason. Also,give me Bill Deal And The Rondells anytime. AR -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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