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Spectropop - Digest Number 1605



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There are 18 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Sitcoms
           From: Al Kooper 
      2. Re: Hal Webman
           From: Al Kooper 
      3. Peter Noone
           From: Dave O'Gara 
      4. Re: Where Does A R&R Singer Go? on Liberty Records
           From: Mikey 
      5. Minnesota Rocked
           From: Dan Hughes 
      6. Re: Dan Fogelberg to Musica
           From: Dan Hughes 
      7. Dionne's still got it!    ... most nights
           From: Scott Shot 
      8. Stones news
           From: Country Paul 
      9. Re: The Roemans
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     10. Shindig magazine
           From: Jon 'Mojo' Mills 
     11. Re: Dionne's still got it!    ... most nights
           From: Steve Harvey 
     12. Roemans, "Your Friend" and Jimmy Ford[e?], "Be Mine Forever"; "Tell me What She Said"
           From: Country Paul 
     13. Re: Minnesota Rocked / The Bad Omens
           From: Gary Myers 
     14. Wes Montgomery
           From: Gary Myers 
     15. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update
           From: Martin 
     16. new issue of JACKIE online
           From: Bill George 
     17. Re: Wes Montgomery
           From: Steve Harvey 
     18. Re: Jimmy Forde
           From: Norm D. 


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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 14:48:52 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Sitcoms Previously: > There are more award shows on TV these days than situation comedies. They ARE situation comedies !!!!!! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 14:46:53 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Hal Webman That Alan: > Hal produced our demos and had Mike Appel play guitar on a session > when I also played drums. Mike asked me to play in his group Tex > and the Chex, which in turn became the Magicians, which led to signing > with Koppelman and Rubin and Garry Bonner and myself getting real > blessed writing for a lot of great acts. But NONE of it would be > possible if Hal Webman did not open his door and his heart to me. Well, if we're going into detail - Hal paired me up with Bob Brass & Irwin Levine, w/o which there would be no This Diamond Ring or I Must Be Seeing Things. Sorry to hear about his health issues. Send me his phone # Alan and I'll send my best to him as well!! Al Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 17:04:29 -0000 From: Dave O'Gara Subject: Peter Noone There were some recent post regarding 60's bands and how they sound now, i.e. the new Rascals, etc. Last night in Rhode Island, I saw Peter Noone in concert and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by his energy and showmanship. In addition, his voice seems not to have changed all that much from his teenage years. He did all the hits you'd expect at a Herman's Hermits show plus excellent covers of songs by other British Invasion acts like the Searchers and DC5, as well as a couple of songs that were popular tracks from their first LP. So, if you're looking for a 60's act that delivers the goods, you can't go wrong with catching a Peter Noone show. Dave 0' -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 10:36:59 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Where Does A R&R Singer Go? on Liberty Records Artie Wayne: > Thanks......Mikey, that was my first single on Liberty...as a matter > of fact it was also my last! Well, Artie, at least you can add another notch to your music business belt...you were on the same label as The Ventures!!!! Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 05:58:44 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Minnesota Rocked Gary mentions a book: > Here's a little more. Tom Tourville's book "Minnesota Rocked -- The > 1960s" lists 9 releases on Amaret (including one alternate B-side) > and one on Peak (1983). Gary, does that book mention the Bad Omens? A friend of mine was in that group, and they did the best version of "Mister You're a Better Man Than I" I've ever heard. Don't think it was ever released; they did at least one single on Twin Tone (I think that was the label): He Was a Friend of Mine b/w Chimes of Freedom. Wonder what if any info the book has on them... Thanks! ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 06:15:23 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: Dan Fogelberg to Musica Clark sez of Dan Fogelberg: > He also recorded some songs that are on an obscure Lp of various > artists from (I believe) a bar called the Red Herring in Illinois. Fogelberg was a student at the University of Illinois here in Champaign IL from 1969 to 1971. All the local folkies played at the Red Herring Coffeehouse (which is still going strong), and an album was released around that time called Live at the Red Herring. I have a copy somewhere; it has half a dozen obscure artists, including Fogelberg when he was still obscure (except in Illinois). Incidentally, Fogelberg's father was the music teacher and band director at Peoria High School, and Dan's song Leader of the Band was quite biographical. ---The Other Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 03:14:07 -0500 From: Scott Shot Subject: Dionne's still got it! ... most nights Bill George wrote: > And from what I hear, Dionne can't sing anymore. Pity. Well, I beg to differ. I saw Ms. Warwick at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, Texas about two years ago, and she brought the house down two nights in a row with her haunting version of "Windows of the World" among others. She doesn't have the strength of voice she once had (who does in their 60s?), but I figured out a possible reason why after the show. I went backstage to meet her, and she barely took a breath without a cigarette in her mouth. Murder on the vocal chords! I watched a live special she did with Burt Bacaharach from the Rainbow Room on New Years Eve just a couple of years prior and was shocked at how off she sounded. So I think her voice can be hit and miss. Her sound guy said that they still do hundreds of shows each year all over the world. She uses no taped "vocal track" to juice up her sound (as so many of today's artists do). I would rather hear a great singer sing LIVE and hit 96% of the notes perfect than see a so-so singer lipsync to tape of perfectly-sweetened notes any day. Dionne still has the chops to hit high to low on songs like "Do You Know the Way to San Jose." I just wish she would get with a great producer and do some new adult pop material (and leave the Hip Hop Nation at home -- PUH-LEASE!). What about a disc of Bacharach-David tracks she never recorded before? Any takers? I know it'd be huge in Japan!! Scott in Houston -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 13:56:53 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Stones news This just in (August 14) from the Associated Press: Stones Drummer Watts Treated for Cancer LONDON - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is being treated for throat cancer, a spokesman for the band said Saturday. Watts, 63, was diagnosed in June and has completed four weeks of a six-week course of radiotherapy at London's Royal Marsden Hospital. "He is expecting to make a full recovery and start work with the rest of the band later in the year," the spokesman said, speaking on condition of anonymity. He said Watt's treatment had not interfered with any tour or recording plans for the Stones, who have been "relaxing between work commitments" following a world tour last year. Known as the most laid-back member of the band he joined more than 40 years ago, Watts has also performed with a variety of jazz ensembles. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 13:29:56 -0400 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: The Roemans Michael Gessner: > When I was growing up in central FLA, I heard a terrific Bonner-Gordon > song called "When The Sun Shines In The Morning" by The Roemans (I > think on ABC-Paramount). Anyone else ever heard it? Can someone post > it to musica, please! I'll transfer the vinyl over to mp3 later this week. My copy shows Ray Whitley as the writer. "Your Friend" by the Roemans is presently residing in musica, as requested by Country Paul. Jeff Lemlich http://www.limestonerecords.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 20:35:39 +0100 From: Jon 'Mojo' Mills Subject: Shindig magazine Hello Psycheroos, punkadelics, freaks (and, of course, all of you regular folk that sometimes like to frug-out to hip and happenin' sounds).... It's been a long time since I last filled you in about what's going in Shindig! Towers... now that I've got around to it you can click the below link to read about.... SD#7 will be with us in the near future! http://www.shindig-magazine.com/news.html -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 12:17:26 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Dionne's still got it! ... most nights Back in 1968 I was suppose to see Dionne Warwick at the Academy of Music in Philly. The opening act was Hugh Masakela (I think) who had just come to the US. At intermission somebody announced that Dionne would not appear due to the sudden death of her brother in a car accident. However, we were all given tickets to see her at the Quaker City Jazz festival at JRK Stadium (where I saw the Beatles two years earlier). Besides Dionne, Hugh Masakela and a bunch of others West Montgomery was to appear. Unfortunately he had a heartattack just before the show and I never got to see him live. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 15:21:19 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Roemans, "Your Friend" and Jimmy Ford[e?], "Be Mine Forever"; "Tell me What She Said" Wow - once again, Spectropoppers come through! Thanks to Eddy for posting this - and getting to me off list as well, as I'm still way behind! This has been on my want list for about 40 years, and it's great to have it again. What a vocal performance - and what a pretty song! I wish they'd spent as much time on the lyrics - the "sigh-cry-die" bit in the bridge has to have been a major contributor to why the song wasn't a hit. But I'm tickled to have this! Thank you again, Eddy! I'm on a roll - let's try one more from the thoroughly-obscure want list; Jimmy Ford[e], "Be Mine Forever," Stylo (possibly #2102, 1963 or so). I think that's the number, and I don't remember if he spelled it with an "e" or not. It's a southern ballad with girl-group backing; it may be a B-side. Anyone with any help on this, please? A special note of thanks to Mike Edwards for turning me to to Helen Shapiro's "Tell Me What He Said." I'm continually amazed by the "size" of her voice - it's huge! Mike called Shapiro "the coming of age" of British pop; I can hear why. I like her version better than Ginny Arnell's, which I've also heard, but The Playmates still hold the lead in my book. More soon, including catching up! Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 14:10:49 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Minnesota Rocked / The Bad Omens Dan Hughes: > ... does (the book Minnesota Rocked) mention the Bad Omens? A friend > of mine was in that group, and they did the best version of "Mister > You're a Better Man Than I" I've ever heard. Don't think it was ever > released; they did at least one single on Twin Tone (I think that was > the label): He Was a Friend of Mine b/w Chimes of Freedom. Wonder > what if any info the book has on them... Yes, the book lists the Twin Tone single. Tourville's books are 95% discographies & photos, with only a few stories and occasional bits of band info, so there is no other info on the band. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 14:13:52 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Wes Montgomery Steve Harvey: > Besides Dionne, Hugh Masakela and a bunch of others, Wes Montgomery > was to appear. Unfortunately he had a heartattack just before the > show and I never got to see him live. I saw him at Shelly's Manne Hole in '67, and we sat in the front row about 3 feet from him. He had this relaxed, flowing appearance and you couldn't believe all those notes were coming out. He is still one of my all-time favorite musicians. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 20:15:55 +0100 From: Martin Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update Gail Martin is standing by to soothe and caress with a velvety-voiced recording on the Reprise label, "Theme >From "The Sand Pebbles (And We Were Lovers)". Playing on the Home page as Jack Nitzsche's Record of the Week: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm Be there and be square! Martin (no relation) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 19:58:44 EDT From: Bill George Subject: new issue of JACKIE online Just a heads up that the latest issue of "JACKIE," the Jackie DeShannon Appreciation Society's newsletter, is now online. It's the summer issue, and was mailed out several weeks ago, but the online version took a little longer. Enjoy! http://tinyurl.com/52m83 Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 22:21:56 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Wes Montgomery Wes Montgomery's grandson, who appears in some Start Trek show, is doing a documentary on him. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 04:45:35 -0700 (PDT) From: Norm D. Subject: Re: Jimmy Forde > Country Paul: > Let's try one more from the thoroughly-obscure want list: > Jimmy Ford[e], "Be Mine Forever," Stylo (possibly #2102, > 1963 or so). I > think that's the number, and I don't > remember if he spelled it with an "e" or not. It's a > southern ballad with girl-group backing; it may be a > B-side. Is this the same Jim Forde of "Harlan County" fame, who wrote other songs later covered by Nick Lowe? Can't help you at all with your request, but just curious about the singer. I heard his great "Harlan County" on the radio last night - BBC Radio 3 of all places. Norm D. __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Address AutoComplete - You start. We finish. http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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