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There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re:  Linzer & Randell
           From: Simon White 
      2. More Claire Francis @ Musica
           From: Mick Patrick 
      3. Cameo
           From: Frank Murphy 
      4. Re: Girls/ Viriginia Wolves/Bessie Banks/ Angels/Loveables/Trade Martin
           From: Simon White 
      5. George Geddes
           From: Frank Murphy 
      6. Re: Lou Reizner
           From: Davie Gordon 
      7. Re: Sandy Selsie
           From: Davie Gordon 
      8. Lou Reizner
           From: Eddy Smit 
      9. Re: Scopitones
           From: Bob Celli 
     10. Re: George Geddes
           From: Davie Gordon 
     11. Re: Scopitones
           From: Mikey 
     12. Re: George Geddes
           From: Phil X Milstein 


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Message: 1 Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2004 09:11:57 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Linzer & Randell I'd love to see a listing of Linzer & Randell stuff. I rate the things I know very highly, from The Invitations on Dyno Voice to the Odyessy tracks "Native New Yorker" on RCA in the 70's & 80's, which I thought were just wonderful. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 09:40:05 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: More Claire Francis @ Musica Martin has supplied another rare Claire Francis track, "I've Got My Own Thing Going" (UK Polydor 56079, 1966), which is now playing @ musica: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ It sounds like the result of another exciting session to me, Claire. Hopefully, hearing the track again after so many years will bring more great memories rushing back. That accoustic guitar reminds me of a Jackie DeShannon side or two. One of her boyfriends, perhaps? I love that chick yelling in the background too. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2004 09:42:53 +0000 From: Frank Murphy Subject: Cameo Bill: > We had to go into the PolyGram vaults and retrieve the > original master tape fortuitously still there from the final > days of Cameo when the label was distributed by MGM and pull > it from the Ohio Express BEG, BORROW AND STEAL album. Did you notice any other Cameo masters in the vaults particularly The Orlons, Chubby Checker or maybe Yvonne Baker? FrankM http://www.radiomagnetic.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2004 11:14:53 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Girls/ Viriginia Wolves/Bessie Banks/ Angels/Loveables/Trade Martin All I seem to be able do at the moment is try and keep up with everything that's going on here (which is a lot!) and mentally storing what I can (which is getting more difficult. I think my brain maybe full. Any road-up, If I may be allowed to add my ever-increasing weight to a few threads: 1. Where The The Girls Are Six..... Looking great Mick! It contains at least five tracks I hold dear to my heart, including "Like A Man", a song I have become obessed with in recent years. I wonder how it got covered so many times? And unreleased Belles and Little Eva is icing, a cherry and those little silver balls on an Eccles cake. 2. Virgina Wolves..... As neither Mr F.Murphy or Mr H. Earnshaw of this parish have commented that I can see, this is just to say that the group on Amy had one 45 gain interest on the Northern Soul scene, namely "Stay", a stomping version of Maurice Williams' classic. 3. Bessie Banks "I Can't Make It (Without You)".... A comment from the shy and retiring Mr P. Chapman - >"At the time of its release, the term 'Northern Soul' did not exist, > but I suspect it may now be a known 'classic' and available on a > CD comp"..... prompts a reply - Indeed yes it was released on the Goldmine compilation "Big City Soul Volume 2 (The Verve Story)". Whereas this series is of apparently questionable origin, they are always interesting (even though the sound quality is generally crap). This volume is particularly good because Verve's Soul output was fantastic. 4. The Angels/The Loveables "You're The Cause Of It"/Trade Martin.... This solves a bit of a mystery for me. The title of this song was stored in the back left hand side of my head for future reference after hearing it somewhere. One day I came across The Angels 45 and bought it and was mildy dissapointed on hearing it again, as I'd remembered something more Motownesque. It has been filed away in a box marked "Girls-Interesting" ever since. It's obvious to me now that I originally heard the Loveables version. A search through my box marked "Girls-Northern" reveals that although I don't in fact have The Loveables version (annoying because I thought I did), I do have two other Loveables 45s on Toot both of which are rather good. I think there are those on the list who would like one in particular: "You Can't Dress Up A Broken Heart", which is rather spiffing. On the subject of cover versions and Trade Martin, are there list members who know Trade Martin's incredible dance version of The Shirelles' "You Could Be My Remedy", entitled in this case "She Put The Hurt On Me"? It has a mood and a string line that makes me go very weak indeed. Echoing Senor Nino, the postman has just delivered me an Italian Juke Box 45, on the 'Joy' label, entitled "Everytime I Think About You" by my favourite artist, Little Richard. It was not released on a 45 in either the U.K. or U.S. and to say I am pleased to get it is a vast understatement. The flip side is by Tony Rallo who, I beleive, is French. I only know of him via his 1980 disco hit "Holdin' On" which has always been a favourite. Now if I could find someone to identify the female record I once heard which uses the backing track to Little Richard's Vee Jay uptempo soul version version of The Platters "Only You", but she is singing a different song. Simon White -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2004 09:53:42 +0000 From: Frank Murphy Subject: George Geddes George Geddes.... I didn't know Geddes was a writer too! I have two albums by him on UA, and he sounds a lot like Loudon Wainwright III. (Wainwright recorded one of Geddes' songs--Hey Packy, a happy-go-lucky ditty about a dog-- on one of his albums). I saw Loudon Wainwright III at the Glasgow City Hall in the early seventies and for the life of me I could never recall the name of his support act. And now I think it was George Geddes. A very enjoyable evening from both singers although Loudon had an amazing presence and a great sense of humour particularly when sending up the cliche of introducing the backing band when you're a solo act. I am afraid to say memories of George were overshadowed by the above. Frank M http://www.radiomagnetic.com/ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2004 10:19:41 -0000 From: Davie Gordon Subject: Re: Lou Reizner Doug Richard: > Artie, I've always been curious about this Lou Reizner. ....Was > Lou a Mercury staff producer or did the group find him somewhere > else? Did he produce any other 60's records? It certainly looks like he was a staff producer for Philips/Mercury from around '63 to '70 - I'd have to do a bit of checking, but offhand I remember his name in connection with things like Buzzy Linhart's Philips album and a lot of one-shot singles - I think he came over to the UK around late '68 as he gets credits for UK Philips' acts like the Eyes of Blue and Rod Stewart's first albums. I didn't know he'd died. Davie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2004 10:23:27 -0000 From: Davie Gordon Subject: Re: Sandy Selsie Bill wrote: > Does anyone know of a female 60's singer named Sandy Selsie? > I would like to know where she was from? She recorded on the > Columbia label around 1963. I am trying to ascertain if she > had a Michigan connection or not? I know she had hits on Detroit's WKNR and on Toronto's CHUM stations but whether or not she was from the area I don't know. She might be Canadian as she charted on CHUM first, in '62 Davie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 12:42:47 +0200 From: Eddy Smit Subject: Lou Reizner Here's some more bits & pieces on Reizner: Got in charge of Mercury in 1962, and later on became head of Mercury A&R in the London office. Instrumental in the discovery/signing of Van der Graaf Generator (with whom he made unreleased recordings) David Bowie (Bowie's future wife Angie was a friend of Lou's) and Mott the Hoople. LOTSA production work on Mercury, including first two Rod Stewart albums. Produced Al Casey, Orchestral version of Tommy, All This and World War II, The Robbs, Wishful Thinking, pre-Queen bands Earth and Smile, Big Sleep (aka Eyes of Blue), Buzzy Linhart, Leigh Stephens (Blue Cheer), Rick Wakeman, Mus-twangs (Paul Cotton's first recording), Manfred Mann. Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2004 11:57:07 -0000 From: Bob Celli Subject: Re: Scopitones Previously: > The version of "Night Has A Thousand Eyes..." that is used on the > Scopitone of the song is a different version and likely recorded > 64 or 65, as I don't think there were Scopitones when the song was > a hit. Matt Spero: > I hate to disapoint you but it is the hit recording except for a > music edit. I know as I have synced up the original HIT to it in > stereo. Matt Spero Matt, It is absolutely not the hit version. Bobby told me he re-recorded it for the scopitone. Just listen to Vee's vocal qualities and inflections on it and you can easily tell it's from the mid sixties. He did say they used the same charts. That may be why you hear similarities. Bob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2004 10:27:45 -0000 From: Davie Gordon Subject: Re: George Geddes Austin Powell writes: > I found this from an article written....by one George Geddes.... Dan Hughes: > I didn't know Geddes was a writer too! I have two albums by him on UA, > and he sounds a lot like Loudon Wainwright III. Isn't the guy on United Artists George Gerdes? Different person. Davie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 09:35:06 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Scopitones Matt Spero: > I hate to disapoint you but it is the hit recording except for a > music edit. I know as I have synced up the original HIT to it in > stereo. Matty, The Scopitone version of "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" IS a totally different recording. Just listen to the drum track, it's entirely different. Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2004 09:22:57 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: George Geddes > Austin Powell wrote: > I found this from an article written....by one George Geddes.... Dan Hughes replied: > I didn't know Geddes was a writer too! I have two albums by him on UA, > and he sounds a lot like Loudon Wainwright III. (Wainwright recorded one > of Geddes' songs--Hey Packy, a happy-go-lucky ditty about a dog--on one > of his albums). > Anybody here know George? Any stories? Another really good artist who > never got off the starting block. Well, at least he had two albums > released. (You'll love the titles: the first was OBITUARY, and the > second was SON OF OBITUARY). That was George Gerdes. I don't know from George Geddes, but if that spelling is correct then we're referring to two different people here. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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