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Spectropop - Digest Number 1620

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There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Andy Kim Returns!
           From: Bette 
      2. Masters and distribution (was re: Diamond Records masters)
           From: David Coyle 
      3. Another rare Diamond label track in Musica now
           From: Tom D 
      4. Al Kooper's Landlord
           From: Patrick 
      5. Re: Cowsills' We Can Fly
           From: Ed Salamon 
      6. Re: All Night Workers, "Honey & Wine"
           From: S.J. Dibai 

Message: 1 Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 14:37:43 -0000 From: Bette Subject: Andy Kim Returns! Hi Everyone!! How exciting it is when one of our favs from the Brill Building days makes a HUGE return! Andy Kim (Rock Me Gently, How'd We Ever Get This Way and more) got together with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies and recorded a new song! Andy Kim's new single 'I Forgot to Mention' was played this morning by Scott Shannon on WPLJ - The Scott and Todd Show!!! Andy has hit the big time! Any one in the NY area who would like to hear the song played again, please call the WPLJ request line at 1-800-321-WPLJ or email Scott Shannon: Thanks bunches! Bette -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 11:31:40 -0700 (PDT) From: David Coyle Subject: Masters and distribution (was re: Diamond Records masters) When a small regional label gets picked up for distribution for a national label, are the masters sold to the new label, thus being licensed to that label in the case of reissuing a number of years down the road? I ask this because I have two records by the Columbus, Ohio group the Fifth Order (recently the subject of a full-length CD reissue), both of which came out originally on a Cincinnati label called Counterpart. The first single "Goin' Too Far/Walking Away" was picked up by Diamond, while "Today I Got A Letter/A Thousand Devils" was then distributed by Laurie. Does that mean that licensing for such records belongs to the parent company of the redistributing labels, and do the current executors (for want of a better term) own the original masters? David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 12:28:26 -0000 From: Tom D Subject: Another rare Diamond label track in Musica now In 1966, Ronnie Dove and Johnny Thunder wrote a song together called Everbody's Got A Little Something, and Diamond had a fellow named Bob Allen cut the track. The track was produced by Bob Tubert (I'm sorry if I got that name wrong, I dont have the single in front of me) who also wrote and produced the B side. It's a great little number that just doesn't sound too hot coming from my promo 45. I wish there were people out there who could actually talk to me about Diamond records, but not even the artists themselves are talking. Anyhow, enjoy the track......later on I'll post another rare Diamond cut, as I have been doing every now and then. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 18:52:15 -0000 From: Patrick Subject: Al Kooper's Landlord I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on why the wonderful soundtrack for the 1970 movie The Landlord by Al Kooper has not been issued on CD? I really loved the film and Al and The Staple Singers really do up the soundtrack perfectly. A couple of the tracks it looks like were released on the Easy Does It album (quote from AMG: "The set kicks off with the youthfully optimistic rocker "Brand New Day." This is the first of two tracks Kooper used in his score for Hal Ashby's directorial cinematic debut, The Landlord, a highly affable counterculture classic starring Beau Bridges. The haunting "The Landlord Love Theme" is also included" ...the Love Theme also appears on Rare & Well Done: The Greatest and Rarest...) but even that album apparently is only available on CD in Japan (is that true?). some web linkage with info: :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 19:22:47 -0000 From: Ed Salamon Subject: Re: Cowsills' We Can Fly I have a copy of the Cowsills "We Can Fly" in Italian. The harmonies in THAT language are fantastic. Ed Salamon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 20:44:24 -0000 From: S.J. Dibai Subject: Re: All Night Workers, "Honey & Wine" Don H: > I have posted "Honey And Wine" by the All Night Workers to > musica. Thank you! It's always a pleasure to hear more rarities from the Cameo-Parkway catalogue. And this was not at all what I expected, but very good. A few things: First of all, Don, you list the date of this single as 1963. That's dubious to me. With a catalogue number of 420, it would seem to come from 1966. The label may very well say "(C) 1963 Cameo-Parkway Records, Inc.," but that copyright refers to the label design, not the recording itself. This really gets people mixed up. I've seen ridiculous rumors -- like Bob Seger's "Persecution Smith" was originally released in 1963!!!--because of that. Parkway records from that era say, "(C) 1962 Cameo-Parkway Records, Inc.," causing a similar confusion. The next Cameo-Parkway label design, with the capital "C" and the capital "P" for records on both labels, doesn't feature a copyright date. And it's a really cool design to boot. Secondly, I'm assuming this is the same "Honey And Wine" that The Hollies recorded for a rare EP track. If so, I haven't heard their version--anyone know it? Finally, are these All Night Workers the same group that did the early John Cale-Lou Reed (and Terry Phillips!) song "Why Don't You Smile Now," covered in the UK by The Downliner's Sect? I know it by The Sect, who did it as a rather ugly punker, but always wondered what the original sounded like. S.J. Dibai -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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