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Spectropop - Digest Number 1700



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There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Halloween
           From: Michael B Kelly 
      2. Re: Greg Shaw
           From: Michael B Kelly 
      3. Re: Mark Lindsay jingles
           From: Nick Archer 
      4. Re: Mark Lindsay Levi's ad
           From: Paul Richards 
      5. Kenny Lynch sings Goffin-King
           From: Don H. 
      6. Re: Greg Shaw
           From: Mantan Hattan 
      7. Re: Smoke Ring vs. Vogues
           From: Gary Myers 
      8. Re: dusty demos
           From: Mike Griffiths 
      9. Re: a  different "Fever"
           From: Bill Mulvy 
     10. Re: Bobby Darin
           From: Bgas Woodie 


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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 15:34:01 -0400 From: Michael B Kelly Subject: Halloween I have posted an lengthy interview with Bobby "Boris" Pickett on my website, http://www.DocRock.us . After Halloween, it will likely disappear. Enjoy! Michael "Doc Rock" Kelly The Rock 'n' Roll PhD www.DocRock.us -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 15:28:18 -0400 From: Michael B Kelly Subject: Re: Greg Shaw I met Greg in his office at United Artists records in 1973. I was in LA, and dropped by to purchase a copy of Jan & Dean's Dore LP from him. After that, I drove to Dean Torrence's office. It was quite a day. A couple of years later, inspired by Greg's Who Put The Bomp, I founded Sunshine Music. Michael "Doc Rock" Kelly The Rock 'n' Roll PhD www.DocRock.us -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 15:12:16 -0500 From: Nick Archer Subject: Re: Mark Lindsay jingles Paul Richards wrote: > Really love this track, great song. I assume he wrote it himself, > fantastic stuff. His version of 'First Hymn from Grand Terrace' is > also a great favourite of mine I have a promotional 45 of Mark Lindsay's "Sing Your Own Song", on Elka records. It says written by Mark and Perry Botkin, Jr., produced by Perry Botkin, Jr. and Mark, and arranged by Perry. Someone told me when I got the record that it had been a jingle for Hamm's Beer that was stretched to single length. I can play to musica if anyone's interested. Nick Archer Check out Nashville's classic pop and soft rock radio station SM95, now streaming at http://www.live365.com/stations/nikarcher -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 16:13:02 EDT From: Paul Richards Subject: Re: Mark Lindsay Levi's ad I agree Frank, 'Bookends' is a great track. I've just posted it to musica. Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 22:30:56 -0000 From: Don H. Subject: Kenny Lynch sings Goffin-King I have been looking for Goffin-King's "World I Used To Know" for a long time but every time I find a song by that title it is the Rod McKuen song. Kingston Trio; The New World; Will-o-bees. So you're saying Kenny Lynch did it. Maybe that is the original? I can't find any others. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 22:40:48 -0000 From: Mantan Hattan Subject: Re: Greg Shaw Sad news indeed. I never met Greg Shaw but corresponded with him frequently back in the '70s and '80s. He was always exceptionally nice and generous with his time and his knowledge. He turned me on to many great groups and artists, mostly unknown and/or underappreciated. I still treasure my old back issues of Bomp!, especially the mag's early years when Greg published timeless bits of rock crit rants by the likes of Lester Bangs and many of the other Creem regulars. He issued wonderful records on the Bomp! label that I would never have had access to otherwise. Rock 'n' Roll and all of its illegitmate children have lost a great friend. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 16:23:04 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Smoke Ring vs. Vogues Clark Besch wrote: > ... indeed the Ring's version was "simpler". Who can argue with > The Vogues big production trademark endings to their songs? That, too, but I was referring to the chords that Smoke Ring used. As I said, it's been a long time, and I could be wrong. I never actually checked the SR version, but I recall thinking that a few nice changes were missing. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 22:59:41 -0000 From: Mike Griffiths Subject: Re: dusty demos Al Kooper wrote: > I am working on putting together a CD or two of ALL the dusty > demos with a UK label... This is fantastic news. I'm a big fan of demos because I've found for the most part that the closer you get to the point of creation, the better. Maybe not in terms of pure technical perfection but more in terms of feel. For years now I've been searching for demos and few of the ones that I've heard have disappointed. The two that you posted here were great. I'm especially blown away by the demos of P.F. Sloan (Sloan and Barri), and one CD's worth has been released on Varese Vintage. Due to mediocre sales, however, the second volume, which has been sitting on the shelf, may never see the light of day! Three CDs of Jackie DeShannon demos are available through the Jackie DeShannon Appreciation Society, and I think they include some of her best stuff. I've only heard a few demos of Carole King's, but her original version of Just Once In Life is just unbelievable. I'd also love to track down some of the Dan Penn demos, because according to the book Sweet Soul Music there are about 250 of 'em and are legendary because industry insiders that have heard them have raved that he is the best white blues singer of all time. So ... I'm really hoping to see all of your dusty demos released. Cheers, Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 18:22:25 -0500 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Re: a different "Fever" I don't know if I'm a little younger, but my remembrance of the song "Fever" come from The McCoys' version. Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 23:28:44 -0000 From: Bgas Woodie Subject: Re: Bobby Darin Wow! All this talk about Darin, and when I go to the movies today I get to see previews of the forthcoming Darin movie starring Kevin Spacey. Looks pretty good. Bgas -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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