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Spectropop - Digest Number 1689

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There are 23 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: BS&T cover lad
           From: Al Kooper 
      2. Caleen Anderegg?
           From: Tom K. White 
      3. Re: Louis Satterfield
           From: Davie Gordon 
      4. American music in England
           From: Dan Hughes 
      5. Smile? Ear-to-ear grin!
           From: Country Paul 
      6. Re: Peggy Lee and "Fever"
           From: Chris Schneider 
      7. Re: It Sounds Like Bessie Banks
           From: Al Kooper 
      8. Re: Peggy Lee and "Fever"
           From: Frank 
      9. Re: Scepter's staff
           From: Al Kooper 
     10. R.I.P. Tweed Harris
           From: Mark 
     11. Re: Let's Call In Sick Today, Girl
           From: Al Kooper 
     12. Question for Al Kooper
           From: Mikey 
     13. Re: Peggy Lee and "Fever"
           From: Joe Nelson 
     14. Covers of "The Thing"
           From: Ray Howard 
     15. more American Dreams of Artie Wayne!
           From: Clark Besch 
     16. Re: Katz / Kassenetz
           From: M.G. Still 
     17. Re: Smile? Ear-to-ear grin!
           From: Joe Nelson 
     18. new to musica
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     19. Re: Baby Lemonade
           From: Stewart Mason 
     20. Re: Caleen Anderegg?
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     21. Peddle to the metal; VDParks
           From: Country Paul 
     22. Re: Louis Satterfield
           From: Gary Myers 
     23. Re: Now Playing In Musica
           From: M. G. Still 

Message: 1 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 04:45:31 -0400 From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: BS&T cover lad Unsteady Freddie wrote: > A fellow who used to work alongside me (I'm an attorney but I am a > Director of Sales for a printing business that caters to lawyers) was > the "child model" Blood Sweat & Tears used for that first LP cover! > His name is John (won't reveal his last name). He claims it's his > "body" in every picture, but of course you guys used the head of each > BS&T member. We did have little lads on our laps. As a matter of fact, on the inside cover of my solo album I Stand Alone, I included the unretouched photo with the lads intact. So if you guys cnna find a copy of that, you can see your pal as a ten-year-old! Al "molested no lads" Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 09:11:35 -0000 From: Tom K. White Subject: Caleen Anderegg? Just taking time out from my secret Spectropop project (all will be revealed soon!) to ask a question about a song and artist I found on a Northern Soul compilation. The compilation was titled "Wigan Casino Monster," on the British label Goldmine Soul Supply. Among several of the usual suspects, I found an excellent girl group style dancer I was unaware of titled Fool's Paradise, by Caleen Anderegg. I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about this track, or its producer/writer/vocalist/label? The credits appear to be (as usual with these things, the typeface is tiny) written by R.H. Brams, Jr., produced by Robin "Hood" Brams. Sunnybrook is also mentioned -- is that the original label or the publishing company? The closest point of reference I can think of is The Chiffons' Sweet Talking Guy, but a lot more homemade sounding, so much that the aforementioned outlaw could well have been the vocalist, post-varispeed/chipmunkization :-) It also possesses one of the most brilliant, depressing, desperately lonely sounding bridges (or is that middle-eights? Was always confused by that one...) to ever touch vinyl. Hope somebody can tell me something about this wonderful record. Thanks! Tom K -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 09:17:11 -0000 From: Davie Gordon Subject: Re: Louis Satterfield James Holvay wrote: > Richard, I was too young and not good enough to be playing with > Al Duncan and the Chess musicians. The two sessions I did at Chess > was with a self-contained band that later became The MOB. Louis > Satterfield (later trombone player wth EW&F) played Fender P. Bass > on the Major Lance stuff. Still checking on who played upright on > the early Impressions/ABC Paramount sessions. I'm trying to get a > hold of J. Pate. James, your mention of Louis Satterfield reminded me that it may not have been mentioned on Spectropop that he passed away a few weeks ago. Here's a link to the SoulfulDetroit forum which has some info: Davie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 05:11:14 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: American music in England A question for James Holvay especially, but there may be others on this list who would like to reply too ... I am on a list similar to this one that covers sixties British music, and I was quite surprised to learn from my English friends that many of our most well-known American groups are unknown there: The Buckinghams, The Turtles, The Rascals, Paul Revere & The Raiders, etc. Why did these groups have number ones here yet got no airplay in the UK? Especially those groups who were on huge international labels. Did the record companies not try to get airplay in England? Did the BBC reject American product? Did these groups not think it worthwhile to tour over there? Prior to The Beatles, American acts were huge in Britain. Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, The Everly Brothers were perhaps better- respected in England than in the United States. Did the British music explosion that started with The Beatles make our American acts suddenly unnecessary in the United Kingdom? ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 07:53:47 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Smile? Ear-to-ear grin! Phil M. wrote: > ... It won't be long before I get to bask in the glow myself, as I've > got tickets to see the live version this Thursday. Carnegie Hall was sold out Wednesday night, despite Springsteen and company being across the river (literally) and the would-be Presidents being on TV. It started acapella, went acoustic, and grew to "Smile" and a bunch of intense fun afterward. Brian even played a few bars on the keyboards, played bass on two songs, and was up dancing around a bit -- a lot more animated than I've seen him in any concert since he resumed touring. I promise you won't be disappointed. By the way, both Van Dyke Parks and Robert Lamm (of Chicago) were in the audience. It's impressive to think that Wilson and Parks created "Smile" when they were both 24. Just a thought: imagine what it must be like to be Brian Wilson, a person responsible for creating at least a dozen major cultural touchstones that almost everyone in the northern half of the western hemisphere (and many other places) recognizes simply by reference. I wonder if he ever thinks of it. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 05:31:17 -0700 (PDT) From: Chris Schneider Subject: Re: Peggy Lee and "Fever" Andrew C. Jones wrote: > Here's something I've always wondered about concerning > the song "Fever." ... Did Peggy Lee write those 'new' lyrics > herself? Or were they in the original song and Willie just > didn't use them? Lee was, herself, an accomplished lyricist, so it's probable that she wrote them herself. Two of her most popular songs are "I Don't Know Enough About You" (written with then-husband Dave Barbour) and "I Love Being Here With You" (with Bill Schluger). She also co-wrote the songs for "Lady And The Tramp" -- notably "He's A Tramp" -- with Sonny Burke; "It's A Good Day" and "Mañana" (both with Barbour); "Happy With The Blues" (with Harold Arlen); "The Shining Sea" (with Johnny Mandel); "Where Can I Go Without You?" (with Victor Young); "I'm Gonna Go Fishin'" (with Duke Ellington); and -- lest we forget -- "Mister Magoo Does The Cha Cha Cha" (with Gene di Novi). Here's a page with a list of Lee's songs: Chris -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 09:28:43 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: It Sounds Like Bessie Banks Pres wrote: > Now that Bessie has entered discussion, as much as I love "Go Now", > I've come to love the flip "It Sounds Like My Baby" even more. Errata -- I played on the demo of that song, Those Al Koopers -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 16:24:07 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Peggy Lee and "Fever" Andrew C. Jones asked: > Did Peggy Lee write those 'new' lyrics herself? Or were they in the > original song and Willie just didn't use them? The "revised" lyrics were written by Peggy Lee herself. There are some versions of the song where the label says written by John and Lee. Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 11:22:16 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Scepter's staff Phil Milstein asked: > Out of curiosity, does anyone know if Burt Bacharach was ever an actual > employee of Scepter Records, or if he only ever worked for them on a > freelance basis? Freelance, baby. A&R guy was Luther Dixon; business guy was Marv Schlacter. Al "hustlin in the hallways" Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 08:18:05 -0400 From: Mark Subject: R.I.P. Tweed Harris I was informed by former bandmate Rod Stone that Tweed Harris had passed away, on October 13th in Australia. From Milesago: "Tweed Harris developed a distinguished post-band career as a sought-after arranger and producer. His list of clients reads as a veritable who's who of Australian popular music, including work for Sherbet (the highly-orchestrated Cassandra and its parent album), Daryl Braithwaite, production for Renee Geyer, Bobby Bright, Kush, and early Bandstand regular Lionel Long, to name but a few. Tweed also joined, as second keyboardist, fellow Melbourne soul- rock merchants The Groop for its 1988-89 reformation tour, and then undertook lucrative TV soundtrack commissions. Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 11:36:15 EDT From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Let's Call In Sick Today, Girl previously: > Can anyone tell me where I can find the song "Let's Call It A Day Girl" > by the Razors Edge, (preferably on CD) I can't, but ... I'm pretty sure it was written by Irwin Levine and Neil Shepard on a day I called in sick at Aaron Schroeder's pubbery. Al Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 10:30:07 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Question for Al Kooper Hey Al... Why didn't you write anything else for Gary Lewis after "This Diamond Ring" went top 5?? thanks, brother!! Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 12:04:16 -0400 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Peggy Lee and "Fever" Chris Schneider: > (Lee) also co-wrote the songs for "Lady And The Tramp" > -- notably "He's A Tramp" -- with Sonny Burke... I noticed on a Disney comp of film ST recordings that Lee was credited as vocalist on "We Are Siamese". I never could tell if it was "the" Peggy Lee: thank ever so much for confirming that it was. Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 11:22:37 EDT From: Ray Howard Subject: Covers of "The Thing" Hello, I wonder if anyone knows of an early-mid 1960s cover version of Phil Harris "The Thing", possibly British? It was the rage in Melbourne, Florida for a while, inspiring a DJ contest for pictures of what The Thing looked like. Thanx. Ray Howard. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 16:12:53 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: more American Dreams of Artie Wayne! Hey, got a nice message about this show from S'Popper Herb Maton. And when commenting about all the great music from 66 that was performed on the show that could be used, instead of reaching back to 1964 hits for live performances, I noticed our own Artie Wayne's "3000 Miles" by Brian Hyland was performed on the 5/14/66 American Bandstand show! That's about where we are time-wise on the show. Wouldn't that be a cool recreation?!! Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 20:13:43 -0000 From: M.G. Still Subject: Re: Katz / Kassenetz Barry wrote: > Do you know that a handful of tracks issued under various > Katz/Kassenetz names were actually the guys who became 10cc? Would you know anything about a group called "JOHN" which seems to be a 10cc group? I have a promo 45 on Cotillion (45-44102) that sounds really 10cc and is wonderfully over-the-top Christian junk food music! Title is "MAN FROM NAZARETH" (credited to Davidge, Stewart, Godley & Creme) and it is "A Strawberry Production" recorded at Strawberry Studios, Manchester, England. Best, M.G. Still -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 12:16:31 -0400 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Smile? Ear-to-ear grin! Country Paul: > Carnegie Hall was sold out Wednesday night, despite > Springsteen and company being across the river (literally) > and the would-be Presidents being on TV. Speaking of the Boss... there's a picture in today's NY Daily Snooze of him and his wife performing. I figured he taught her how to play guitar, but I didn't expect he'd taught her what she knows about "guitar face", too. Those of you in Gotham: check it out. Joe Nelson (voting for Bush) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 12:57:34 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: new to musica A couple of recent additions for you musica fans out there: * Last in (at least this round of) our series of TV soundtrack clips is Groucho's spawn, Melinda Marx, singing "Is This What I Get For Loving You Baby?" live on the June 23, 1965 episode of Shindig. Miss Marx here gives an object lesson in the art of studio trickery, as she boldly reveals herself to be much less of a talent than she ever did on record, where (in my opinion) she was dubious to begin with. Referring back to the track at hand, does anyone know where she has hidden the key refrain line, "for loving you, baby"? * By popular demand, the topside of the Virginia Wolves' single, "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me", a bonafide standard penned by McHugh & Gaskill. About this launch Austin Roberts reminds "Just please preface that this was my very first recording of any kind, as you can probably tell." Enjoy, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 12:57:14 -0400 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: Baby Lemonade Phil Milstein asks: > What I'd like to know is whether any of y'all have ever heard > Baby Lemonade's own records, and if so which might make the best > starting point. If they are even half as good on their own as > they are as Love, it is high time I finally got on board. Baby Lemonade's records have a good sound but generally weak songwriting. I'd recommend 68% PURE IMAGINATION as the best starting point, but I think anyone coming to them from their work in Love might be a little disappointed. S -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 16:47:56 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Caleen Anderegg? Tom K. White : > I found an excellent girl group style dancer I was unaware of > titled Fool's Paradise, by Caleen Anderegg. > I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about this track, > or its producer/writer/vocalist/label? "Fool's Paradise" was played on the Northern soul scene, covered up as 'Jeanette Harper'. There was a dodgy 45 pressed using Harper's name as the artist, that features the lovely sound of either a tape or the record slowing down in the middle of the tune. I think this is the dodgiest of all the dodgy pressings I've ever seen. That doesn't change the fact that it's a brilliant tune. The original release was on RBE 712. The fake was on R-B-M 101. Very clever, these bootleggers. Anderegg was from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and had a connection to the "Sump'n Else" TV program. Writer/producer Robin Hood Brians was another Texas music figure, whose credits included Mouse & The Traps on Fraternity. Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 12:37:13 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Peddle to the metal; VDParks Phil M: > It's a pun ... actually, a rare and well-executed triple > (treble?) pun: petals/peddles/pedals. > Bravo, Austin! Austin R.: > I meant it about a little girl pedalling a bike but I > wanted to create a little confusion a la flowers and > solicitation. It was that time in the world of pop music > and I couldn't resist. Sorta like Led Zeppelin? Gee, I've wondered for years who or what's been leading the zeppelin. Some Fokker, I guess..... Steve Harvey: > Personally I'm waiting for Van Dyke Parks to take > "Discover America" on tour at all the IHOPs throughout > the land. See one show then send in your ticket stub > and a penny to catch the next date. When he was introduced from the audience at Carnegie Hall, I was hoping that Brian would invited him onstage for a number or two. Sadly, he didn't. (And Bob Rashkow, you mentioned "Song Cycle" and also the United States of America; thanks for name-checking two of my great favorites - mind-expanding intelligent psychedelic music without the psychedelic bullstuff.) Country Paul (promising to "reign" in the puns next time) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 10:18:28 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Louis Satterfield Davie Gordon: > ... your mention of Louis Satterfield reminded me that > it may not have been mentioned on Spectropop that he > passed away a few weeks ago. Very sorry to hear that news. Thanks for the info and the link. I did not know that Satterfield played on "Rescue Me" and B. Stewart's "Summertime", which I was just listening to yesterday. (BTW, does anyone know who played the great tenor solo on the unedited LP version?). I worked one night with Satterfield, probably 15 years ago, on a Cash McCall blues gig. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 20:03:26 -0000 From: M. G. Still Subject: Re: Now Playing In Musica Previously: > Last, "Good Morning Love" by the Bleus. They became the Electric > Hand Band when Diamond became Certron in 1970. They had a website > but it's gone now. They had regrouped and everything...does anyone > know what happened to them? Is this the same BLEUS who recorded a 45 on AMY Records 11038? Cuts are "Leavin' Lisa" (Co-written by Eddie Hinton) and "Milk and Honey". Both sides were produced by Eddie Hinton. Best, M. G. Still -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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