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Spectropop - Digest Number 1643



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There are 18 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The Cowsills
           From: Artie Wayne 
      2. Re: Whole Lotta Shakin'
           From: Tom Taber 
      3. Re: The Fleetwoods' later recordings
           From: Gary Myers 
      4. Evie Sands coming to the East Coast
           From: Bill George 
      5. To James Holvay
           From: Michel Gignac 
      6. Re: This year Christmas comes earlier
           From: Artie Wayne 
      7. Re: John Lennon's Jukebox
           From: Clark Besch 
      8. Re: The Cowsills
           From: Michael Coxe 
      9. Re: This year Christmas comes earlier
           From: Frank Jastfelder 
     10. Florida Rock in the sixties
           From: Max Weiner 
     11. Re: The Fleetwoods' later recordings
           From: Martin Jensen 
     12. Re: "I Can't Make It Alone"
           From: Ken Silverwood 
     13. Re: Lion Sleeps Tonight
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     14. Gillian Hills; Dutch rock site; Adam Marsland; Karl Hammel, Jr. and a good doo-wop listening site; more
           From: Country Paul 
     15. Re: Susan Cowsill
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     16. Darlene Love live at Joe's Pub, NY
           From: Mick Patrick 
     17. Re: Florida Rock in the sixties - Savage Lost
           From: Mick Patrick 
     18. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update
           From: Martin Roberts 


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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 13:48:42 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: The Cowsills It's really good to hear so many nice things about the Cowsills. My partner Kelli Ross and I represented their publishing before they scored their first hits. When they were signed to Lenny Stogel management we gave them their publishing back...but maintained a good relationship with the family. I even got them to record a song co-written by fellow Spectropopper Carey Budnick, "Ask the Children", which was on "The Rain, The Park and Other Things" album. About 12 years later, I became freindly with Dwight Twilley and his girlfriend Susan. When the two of us realized how we knew each other it took us all to another level. The last time I saw Susan and her brothers was when I presented The Cowsills in concert at Genghis Cohen's Cantina in the mid-90s. I'm sorry to hear that Bill has been having health problems...I'm praying for him. regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 08:55:19 -0700 (PDT) From: Tom Taber Subject: Re: Whole Lotta Shakin' Ed B wrote: > ... the "Whole Lotta Shakin'" website: > http://home.rochester.rr.com/wls1/wls.htm > Whole Lotta Skakin' is a great radio show on Sunday 4pm-7pm (Eastern > Time) from RIT in Rochester N.Y. available over the internet WITR > Radio (son goes to college there discovered this program a few years > ago.) Bobby Lloyd Hicks and I were guests on the show in mid-July, when the Skeletons "'LIVE' at the Amador 1979" CD was unleashed on the world. Mike Murray plays a cut from it about every week, and it's now #4 on his monthly countdown. I too am an RIT grad, with a degree in Professional Photography. And, strangely enough, it was an intimate glimpse at Gillian Hills in "Blow-up" that sent me down that unfortunate path! Tom Taber -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 10:24:28 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: The Fleetwoods' later recordings Martin Jensen: > ... there are two songs in particular thar really blow my mind: > "Before and After (Losing You)" and "Lonely is as Lonely Does", > both recorded in 64 ... So apparently that means that the Fleetwoods released the former song before Chad & Jeremy did? gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 13:47:58 EDT From: Bill George Subject: Evie Sands coming to the East Coast My friend Adam Marsland is coming to New York and New Jersey with his band, and he just told me Evie Sands will be in the band on guitar and vocals! So if any of you are interested, here's the info: Adam Marsland + His Chaos Band Sun., Oct. 17 (3 pm.) -- My Dining Room house party, New Brunswick, NJ see http://www.mydiningroom.com for more information Sun., Oct. 17 (7:30 pm.) -- Luna Lounge, New York City, NY 171 Ludlow St. (212) 260-2323 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 20:01:50 -0000 From: Michel Gignac Subject: To James Holvay James Holvay wrote: > I played guitar on a few sessions with Billy Davis as the producer. > He was a perfect gentleman and a "master" in the studio. We were > young musicians in Chicago, trying to make soul music and he was > God to us. Just a couple of lines to let you know how much I love the songs that you wrote for The Buckinghams. Michel Gignac, Canada -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 13:58:21 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: This year Christmas comes earlier Santa Frank...How ya' doin'? I've been a good little boy, and I'd love to be in your Christmas compilation album with a song I wrote with George Clinton, Jr., "Little Christmas Tree" for Michael Jackson. It was in the legendary Motown Christmas album which was released in 1973. If this isn't possible, I'll settle for a brand new Cadillac Escalade. Thank you in advance, Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.com/ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 00:09:25 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: John Lennon's Jukebox I only saw part of the show. Luckily, I have 3 brothers and one taped the whole show. I have only seen the 2/3 at the end, but I found it quite good, altho showing us all the list would have been best, which they might have done at the beginning. What I did not see was some of their biggest influeneces in there. I think the reason is that the Beatles RECORDED their biggest heroes' songs and thus, John would not likely have those in his jukebox, as he might have been sick of singing those. I saw "Some Other Guy" in there, but it was not a legit Beatles release in the 60's. On the Missing in action list, first and foremost might be all the Motown label covers they recorded, yet nothing I saw touched on that or John's early love of Elvis' music. So, my point is that altho John loved these 100 songs, they were not necessarily his biggest influences or favorites, but more likely his faves from the 67/8 period. "Gonna Send you Back to Georgia" was scratched out for "Lovin Spoonful", so his early faves got replaced at times, just like we all had happen. I gotta see the whole show and see what I missed. More comments?? Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 23:23:24 -0700 From: Michael Coxe Subject: Re: The Cowsills Susan Cowsill's first solo record ships Sept 15. See http://www.susancowsill.com Her demo ep, sold to help finance the full lengther, ain't too shabby. Billy - whom the fundraiser is for - as half of the Blue Shadows released two of the best albums of the 1990's. - michael -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 10:15:18 +0200 From: Frank Jastfelder Subject: Re: This year Christmas comes earlier Artie Wayne: > Santa Frank...How ya' doin'? I've been a good little boy, and I'd > love to be in your Christmas compilation album with a song I wrote > with George Clinton, Jr., "Little Christmas Tree" for Michael > Jackson. It was in the legendary Motown Christmas album which was > released in 1973. If this isn't possible, I'll settle for a brand > new Cadillac Escalade. Dear Artie, I guess you were a naughty little boy this year because Santa Frank didn't chose "Little Christmas Tree" for his compilation. No seriously, I really love the whole Motown CD "A Motown Christmas" but we went for the one track, that isn't on the original sampler. Marvin Gaye's "I Want To Come Home For Christmas". It's so deep and Marvins voice is as vulnerable as it gets. I hope you're not too disappointed. As for the Cadillac, didn't Berry give you one in the first place? All the best Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 07:58:06 -0700 (PDT) From: Max Weiner Subject: Florida Rock in the sixties To my fellow Spectropopers; I am curious now, ever since I read the article about the Sandpipers, and Al Kooper's remarks about Steve Alaimo's record label in Hollywood, Florida, plus our conversations about "The Razors' Edge" from Palm Beach, is there any history available about Florida's rock scene in the sixties? Any books or articles? Being a recent transplant to Florida, and having survived my first 2 hurricanes, the only thing I know about Florida's music scene is that Steven Stills & Tom Petty are from the Gainesville area & Johnny Tillotson & Skynrd are from the Jacksonville area. Also, were there any Clubs down here with any notoriety, like Bob Eubanks "Cinnamon Cinder" in North Hollywood, Ca., or NY's "Peppermint Lounge"? Clark Besch, this seems like this is right up your alley, but if anyone could fill me in, I would appreciate it Thanks much in advance, folks! max -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 10:34:38 -0000 From: Martin Jensen Subject: Re: The Fleetwoods' later recordings Gary Myers: > So apparently that means that the Fleetwoods released ("Before And > After") before Chad & Jeremy did? Yes, according to the liner notes of the Fleetwoods' EMI collection, Chad & Jerey cut a competing version after the Fleetwoods release and had the hit. with regards Martin, Denmark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 00:07:45 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: "I Can't Make It Alone" Doesn't P J Proby's version of "I Can't Make It Alone" differ on the See For Miles E.P CD to the one on the "Phil's Spectre: A Wall Of Soundalikes" compilation on Ace, in that there is no "call & response" on the former? Ken On The West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 10:29:21 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Lion Sleeps Tonight Lyn Nuttall wrote: > The best history of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" that I've read is "In > the Jungle" by Rian Malan, a detailed Rolling Stone article that was > collected in "Da Capo Best Music Writing 2001". In fact, it's > probably the definitive account, and it happens to be available > online at the 3rd Ear Music website: > http://www.3rdearmusic.com/forum/mbube2.html This is one of the best articles I've ever read about the vagaries of copyright law and its real-world application (or lack thereof), and not to be missed by anyone who cares about such things. Object examples trump textbook explanations every time. By the way that Da Capo series is usually a lot better than it seems from afar. It leans too heavily on industry-friendly sources to ever be unequivocally commendable, in my opinion, but every edition I've seen has included a good handful or more of excellent articles about subjects of great interest and/or importance. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 01:18:57 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Gillian Hills; Dutch rock site; Adam Marsland; Karl Hammel, Jr. and a good doo-wop listening site; more Will Stos said: > I just got "Dream Babes, Vol. 5: Folk Rock and Faithfull," and I > love it. But "Tomorrow Is Another Day," by Gillian Hills, > absolutely makes me melt! Her "Look At Them," now playing at musica, is mighty sweet, too. Davie Gordon: > http://home.wanadoo.nl/dutchpophistory/introduction.htm > I'm no expert on Nederbeat but this looks very thorough and well > worth bookmarking. And I'll come back for the music - but some of the group names are pretty out there, sometimes possibly from being (mis)translated and sometimes for just being cool. Some fave names: "Daddy's Act," "Double Dutch" (of course), "The "Fruit of Mr. Hickory" (I can imagine this as an art-rock band), "The Mozarts" (classical influence, of course), "Pee White and the Magic" (hmmmm, doesn't translate too well) and that wonderful redundancy, "Ronnie and The Ronnies." Now I should probably look at their bios.... Mike McKay mentions http://www.adammarsland.com and his Chaos Band including Evie Sands. There are a couple of tracks from his new band available as mp3s, but you don't hear much Evie except for a couple of lines (probably her on harmony vocal) in the second one. Fred Clemens: > Anyonone here know of any background on Karl Hammel, Jr., and his > possible whereabouts today? Perhaps his most successful song was > "Summer Souvenirs" [Arliss, 1961], but it seems he did many more > on a wide assortment of labels. He had another record called "Sittin' Alphabetic'ly," a doo-wop track you can hear streamed at http://www.maronis-world.de/Seiten/mp3-demos.htm (scroll down to "K"). This site has some excellent obscure tracks streaming, mostly doo-wop and rockabilly from Bear Family; you can listen to full songs, but they're not downloadable. Hammel's "Summer Souvenirs" was also tied into Jimmy Krondes, who recorded some of Paul Evans' songs; perhaps Paul could chime in here with some help. Mick Patrick linked us to Ronnettes photos at http://www.photobucket.com/albums/0603/musicchef/ronettes/ . Very cool pix, Mick. Is that Stu Phillips in the white shirt in some of the shots? Andy re: Kenny Rankin: > Is any of this early Columbia material available on CD? Been a > Kenny fan since the early 70's. Not according to his website, www.kennyrankin.com; if someone else knows better, please chime in. "Now it's time to say goodnight....." Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 11:19:02 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Susan Cowsill Country Paul asked: > Is this the same Susan Cowsill who was involved with Dwight Twilley > (another superb talent whose work harkens back to our era but who comes > afterward)? There are some excellent comps of some early work and some > really fine recent things by him available at Not Lame, by the way. (OK, > back to our regularly-scheduled era.) I wasn't aware that she'd worked with Twilley, but I am sure that -- within the pop music world, at least -- there is one and only one Susan Cowsill. And long may she sing! --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 20:14:53 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Darlene Love live at Joe's Pub, NY You can't always get what you want. Sigh. What I want at this moment is to see Darlene Love live on stage at Joe's Pub on September 22nd. Alas, it ain't to be. Are any New York S'poppers likely to be there? If so, I'd love to hear all about it afterwards. Find more details here at Darlene's website: http://www.darlenelove.com/schedule.html Or visit the venue's site: http://www.publictheater.org/show_detail.cfm?sid=1398# Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 20:49:09 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Florida Rock in the sixties - Savage Lost Max Weiner: > I am curious now, ever since I read the article about the > Sandpipers, and Al Kooper's remarks about Steve Alaimo's > record label in Hollywood, Florida, plus our conversations > about "The Razors' Edge" from Palm Beach, is there any > history available about Florida's rock scene in the sixties? > Any books or articles? Well, for starters there's the excellent book "Savage Lost: Florida Garage Bands - The '60s And Beyond", written by S'pop's very own Jeff Lemlich, the author of the Sandpipers article that sparked your interest. I imagine you'll find more info at Jeff's website, that's if he's survived the hurricane: http://www.limestonerecords.com/ I'm not especially interested in Gargage Bands, but there's much more to the book than the title implies. Those wishing to read about Steve Alaimo need look no further. There's even plenty for girl group and soul music nuts, such as me, to devour. Annette Snell fans, this means you. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 20:02:02 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update Have you wondered what Bobby Crawford's, "Mrs Smith Please Wake Up Joan" (Del-Fi) sounds like? You've got the chance to hear it playing on the home page, http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm Part three of Jack's interview with Karel Beer is playing On The Radio at http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/radio.htm Jack talks about the hits, learning to work and create with Phil Spector, "Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah", "He's A Rebel", "River Deep..." his string lines and not arranging "...Lovin' Feelin'". Martin --- -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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