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Spectropop - Digest Number 1706



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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Ellie Greenwich's wimowehs
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      2. Re: Mike Nesmith
           From: Mark 
      3. My Boomerang; singers solo
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      4. Re: more on Mark
           From: Bill Mulvy 
      5. Re: Mark Lindsay
           From: John Berg 
      6. Re: Zuma's Beach
           From: Bryan 
      7. Re: Rick & The Legends
           From: Joe Nelson 
      8. Re: Goffin-King anthology
           From: George Schowerer 
      9. Re: Mike Nesmith songs
           From: Austin Roberts 
     10. Zombies "Odessey & Oracle" review
           From: Bill Mulvy 
     11. More Melba Moore
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     12. Gregmark
           From: Country Paul 
     13. Mark IV
           From: Gary Myers 
     14. Diamonds founder & bass extroadinaire Bill Reed passes on
           From: Michael Coxe 
     15. The Albert Hotel, New York City
           From: Margaret Still 
     16. Freddy Weller and Keith Allison of the Raiders
           From: Austin Roberts 
     17. Third Booth, D-Men, Fifth Estate
           From: Bill Mulvy 
     18. Re: Mark Lindsay
           From: Gary Myers 
     19. Jim Dandy
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     20. Chiffons Stereo
           From: Donny H. 
     21. Chiffons Stereo
           From: Mikey 
     22. Duane Eddy on Gregmark
           From: Dave Heasman 
     23. B sides
           From: Rich 
     24. Dean Reed, Comrade Rock Star
           From: Norm D. Plume 
     25. Greg Shaw memorial gathering
           From: Kim Cooper 


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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 13:40:22 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Ellie Greenwich's wimowehs Joe Nelson asked: > I remember reading somewhere that Ellie was the bass singer > (yes) on Robert John's 1972 remake of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". > Can anyone confirm this? Confirmed. Joe again: > Ellie Greenwich also did some tunes with Bob Crewe and > Hutch Davie at Mirasound which I photographed between > takes...and yes, you'd be surprised who sang background > for many artists at that time. As far as I know those would be "Want You To Be My Baby" and "Goodnight Goodnight." Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 16:22:49 -0400 From: Mark Subject: Re: Mike Nesmith Good points on Nesmith, but it had always occurred to me that he was one of the forefathers of country rock. From "Sweet Young Thing" on, he had a very defined "sound," which was immediately identifiable as Mike Nesmith. Even his work producing The Penny Arkade has his trademark "sound" on it. The sound is perhaps more from his own early Texas influences than Nashiville. -Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 13:56:30 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: My Boomerang; singers solo I've got the original Charlie Drake "My Boomerang Won't Come Back" with "practiced till I was black in the face" and the rant at the end: "Uh, do you know first aid?," etc. It's an Eric repressing (back to back with Frank Ifield's version of "I Remember You-ooh"), but great! Mama Cass' and Mike Nesmith's solo careers impress me far more than Raider Mark's. I never get tired of playing "Joanne", or, for that matter, the late Cass' wonderful Make Your Own Kind Of Music LP. "Welcome To The World" is a "happy" pleasant song. Someone recently mentioned the penners on here, I think. --Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 18:02:40 -0500 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Re: more on Mark Clark Besch wrote: > I'll stand by my comments. Someone else posted that it is hard to > listen to "Miss America" today, and I thought it was hard to listen to > it THEN. But, for the most part, the others were quite good. I saw Mark Lindsay perform at the Holiday Star Theatre in Merriville, Indiana a while back. He was backed up by Gary Lewis's Playboys. I am a big Raider fan who also likes "Arizona" and "Silverbird". Unfortunately I didn't care much for his performance, relative to a lot of other sixties performers that I have seen. After his performance he was signing autographs in the lobby for an endless line of mostly female admirers. I think he signed autographs longer than he played! But I didn't care, because I then saw Mike Smith of Dave Clark Five fame give one of the best concerts I have ever witnessed, including a standing version of "Anyway You Want It" with all the glorious echo found in the original recording. Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 19:41:55 -0400 From: John Berg Subject: Re: Mark Lindsay I was chatting yesterday with my buddy Neal Skok, who is a huge fan of Paul Revere & The Raiders and has personal contact with most of the members. He told me that in the late '60s the band members, Columbia Records and their manager Roger Hart came up with a very intentional plan to market the individual members to specific audiences, apart from their continuing efforts as "the Raiders". Freddy Weller was to be marketed to the country crowd, Keith Allison more as a rockabilly type artist, and Mark Lindsay to those who like slick, "MOR" or "AOR" type music. Hence the distinctly different sounds that accompanied each of their records marketed under their own names. The most successful was Freddie Weller, who soon was led to leave the band once he started having so many big country hits that he no longer had time to also be one of The Raiders. Last Monday night I was in LA and went to The Joint to catch the weekly "Big Monday" show that features the same core band, comprised of Waddy Wachtel on lead guitar, Rick The Bass Player Rojas, Phil Jones on drums, plus Terry Reid, Bernard Fowler and Blondie Chaplin on vocals (each takes turns, depending on the song.) Keith Allison was also listed in the LA Times blurb as one of those who has been part of the more recent "Big Monday" sets at The Joint, though he was not there last week. So Allison must still be hanging out in music circles. John Berg -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 18:36:52 -0700 From: Bryan Subject: Re: Zuma's Beach Weber Alves asked: > I like a lot the soundtrack of a film called "Zuma's Beach," with Suzanne > Sommers. The music are in Beach Boys' style. Could anybody tell me, > please, which band sings the music and if these songs was released in > some album. This was a NBC made-for-TV movie called "Zuma Beach," from 1978. Carol Connors and Dick Halligan (of Blood Sweat & Tears) worked on the music. Bryan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 20:53:32 -0400 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Rick & The Legends Mike Kopka wrote: > I ripped myself a couple of tracks from somewhere by a band called > Rick & The Legends, "Leave Me Alone" and "All of Your Love." ... > I noticed that I had labeled them 1963. This led me to want to know > more about how they pulled off these pretty cool pop tunes in 1963 > without being better known for them. http://recordmaster.com lists "All Of Your Love" as from 1965. Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 19:15:46 -0700 (PDT) From: George Schowerer Subject: Re: Goffin-King anthology Rob Pingel wrote: > Below are the tracks of a three-volume anthology I put together > on Goffin-King. I'd appreciate it if any of the experts out there > would note any obvious omissions, or make suggestions of more > definitive versions that should be included/substituted. I was the engineer on Chiffons "He's So Fine," which was produced by Hank Medress and The Tokens at Allegro Studios, 1650 Broadway. The tracks done at Allegro are in monaural only as we didn't have a stereo machine at that time, only two mono Ampex units, and a Gates Dualux console (modified). Hope this info is of use to you. Regards, George Schowerer -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 17:05:16 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Mike Nesmith songs Country Paul: > Also, Mike Nesmith's post-Monkees solo work contains some of the best > ("Joanne," "Tumbing Tumbleweeds," "The Partisan" at the time) and some > of the most unlistenable stuff he ever recorded, IMO. Don't forget Different Drum and Some Of Shelly's Blues! Austin R. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 18:58:20 -0500 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Zombies "Odessey & Oracle" review To the Spectropop crowd, I have read quite a lot about the Smile tour, but I wanted to bring up that the Zombies are also currently on tour singing a lot of songs from their classic album "Odessey and Oracle". Many consider this album to be in the same league as "Sgt Pepper", "Forever Changes" and "Pet Sounds". I suggest those that have never heard of, or forgot about this album check it out. It's one of the best of the sixties era. See the review I have posted to the S'pop Files Section: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/articles/ZOMBIES%20Odessey.doc By the way, wasn't it Al Kooper, frequent contributor to this group, the person instrumental in getting "Odessey and Oracle" released in the States? Thank you Al, from all those at zombieheaven! Zombies admirer, Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 14:00:36 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: More Melba Moore Rashkovsky: > OK, (Melba Moore) sang at my wedding, now what. And what a voice! She was just fabulous in HAIR. Now someone refresh my memory, was she just in Forman's flick or was she part of the off- Broadway "Tribe" too? Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 01:10:35 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Gregmark In prowling around the net tonight, I came upon a website, http://web.inter.nl.net/users/wilkens/Lh10.html (part of the "worldwide Lee Hazlewood fansite," with discographies of Lee Hazlewood-owned (or co-owned) labels, including East-West, Eden, and of course LHI. Of course, there's Gregmark: Year # Artist(s) - Titles 1961 1 S & H Scamps - Sassy/Swampin' 1961 2 Paris Sisters - Be my boy/I'll be crying tomorrow 1961 3 S & H Scamps - Punjab/The lonely crowd 1961 4 Don Owens - If I didn't know any better/I don't want to lose her 1961 5 Duane Eddy - Caravan part 1/Caravan part 2 1961 6 Paris Sisters - I love how you love me/All through the night 1961 7 Other Five - Talk that talk/Tuesday night and Wednesday morning 1961 8 Tony Gunner - You gotta go home/I've been traveling the rough road 1961 9 Billy Storm - 3000 tears/Who'll keep an eye on Jane 1961 10 Paris Sisters - He knows I love him too much/Lonely girl's prayer 1961 11 Gary Crosby - Who/That's alright baby 1961 12 Paris Sisters - Let me be the one/What am I to do 1962 13 Paris Sisters - Yes I love you/Once upon a while ago 1963 14 Ray Sharpe - (The new) Linda Lu/The bus song I had no idea that three Jamie/Guyden artists migrated to this label: Duane Eddy, Don(nie) Owens and Ray Sharpe. Except for the Paris Sisters, I've never heard anything else on Gregmark. Have any of you? And is it worth hearing? (I'm especially curious about Eddy and Owens. Also, are there any other unissued Gregmark-era Paris Sisters recordings? I would think there might be, but have never heard of any. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 00:07:08 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Mark IV Country Paul: > ...the Mark IV had a hit inexplicable, to my ears) called "I Got A > Wife" on Mercury in the second half of the 50s. There were at least a few "Mark IV's". I believe that one was a Chicago band. In fact, I'm seeking info on yet another one that had a 1968-9 release on Wisconsin's Tee Pee label. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 00:10:46 -0700 From: Michael Coxe Subject: Diamonds founder & bass extroadinaire Bill Reed passes on Diamonds founder & bass extroadinaire Bill Reed passes on. A bit out of the Spectropop range, but certainly a precusor worthy of note and remembrance. I think he already knew the Sox were gonna win this time. To me, great bass pop singers are like great rhythm guitarists; I never tire of the sound & effect. Michael -------------------------------------------------------- The Diamonds bass singer, Bill Reed, dies October 26, 2004 PORT ST. LUCIE The bass lines of 1950s pop songs such as "Little Darling" and "The Stroll" will never be the same. Singer Bill Reed died Friday at the Hospice of Martin and St. Lucie after a series of illnesses. He was an original member of The Diamonds, a quartet that specialized in covers of rhythm and blues songs. He was 68. Reed and the other founders of The Diamonds grew up in Toronto. His father, Harry, sang on the radio and taught Reed to sing spirituals and blend harmonies, wife Gloria Reed said. After coming to America, The Diamonds began the rounds of mid-century pop venues, singing on the Ed Sullivan Show and American Bandstand. Their original song, "The Stroll" became a Bandstand staple dance and was featured in the movie "American Graffiti." Reed's contributions to The Diamonds might best be heard on the group's hit, "Little Darling," where he performed a spoken part between verses. "He had probably the best bass voice, certainly in the '50s and still," Gloria Reed said. The couple met in Coral Gables in 1974, after Reed moved from Boston to be closer to his sisters. By that time, The Diamonds only performed occasionally, but Reed's singing won Gloria over. "We danced and sang to each other until 6 o'clock in the morning," she said. "We were married a year later." Nine years ago, the Reeds moved to Port St. Lucie. Reed spent his days working on their house and rooting for his sports teams the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. Sometimes, The Diamonds still got together for award presentations and small performances. "He had a tremendous talent that not everyone knew about," Gloria Reed said. "He was just a good person, a loving father and, certainly, a very loving husband." ---------------------------------------------------------- -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 11:41:56 -0000 From: Margaret Still Subject: The Albert Hotel, New York City Could anyone give me a music history or just some good stories about the Albert Hotel in New York City? The only one I'm familiar with is in the liners of a Lovin' Spoonful LP, but supposedly there's much more, and internet searches haven't turned up anything. M. G. Still -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 13:36:21 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Freddy Weller and Keith Allison of the Raiders Previously: > I was chatting yesterday with my buddy Neal Skok, who is a huge fan > of Paul Revere &The Raiders and has personal contact with most of the > members. He told me that in the late '60s the band members, Columbia > Records and their manager Roger Hart came up with a very intentional > plan to market the individual members to specific audiences, apart > from their continuing efforts as "the Raiders". Freddy Weller was to > be marketed to the country crowd, Keith Allison more as a rockabilly > type artist, and Mark Lindsay to those who like slick, "MOR" or "AOR" > type music. Hi, I am very close to both Freddy and Keith. Besides writng Dizzy and Jam Up And Jelly Tight with and for Tommy Roe,and Lonely Women Make Good Lovers for Bob Luman (I think was the the original hit),Freddy had big country hits with Promised Land,Roadmaster, and a couple of Joe South tunes. He lives here in Nashville and is a frequent co-writer and best friend. Keith lives in LA but comes here to write with Freddy and myself a couple of times a year.He's a trip! Good friend. It's people like those two that make me glad I'm in this business (37 years). I'm old, but still kicking. Best, Austin Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 19:33:59 -0500 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Third Booth, D-Men, Fifth Estate Mike Dugo or our group, Does a clean copy of the "The Third Booth's classic "I Need Love" exist? I bought an import compilation CD that contained a very scratchy version of the song. I also bought a Pebbles CD that showed it as a track, but it was not on the CD. Any help would be appreciated! The D-Men/Fifth Estate CD is excellent. There are a few female-sung tracks that are really outstanding. Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 11:17:15 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Mark Lindsay Our band worked opposite the Raiders at Harrah's Tahoe in '75. At that time it was not common knowledge that they were the same band that had done "Like Long Hair" in '61, so I asked Paul about that. He said, "Yeah, that was us. Congratulations for remembering!" On their last night in town I went in to see the show and I requested that song. He knew it was me who had asked for it, so they played the intro and then went into another song. On a previous night, our guitar player had made arrangements to use their guitar man's amp for one show. Their guy forgot and took if off the stage after their show, so Mark Lindsay brought it back down for us. I said, "Hey we're doing pretty good - we've got Mark Lindsay for a roadie!" gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 10:38:29 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Jim Dandy Now playing at musica, courtesy of Michael Greenberg, is a version of "Jim Dandy" performed by its writer, Lincoln Chase. This entry from the "We Wrote 'Em And We Sing 'Em" LP provides quite a different take on the song from, say, LaVerne Baker's, or Black Oak Arkansas' for that matter. Methinks you will like. To the rescue, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 20:11:50 -0000 From: Donny H. Subject: Chiffons Stereo George Schowerer wrote: > I was the engineer on Chiffons "He's So Fine," which was produced > by Hank Medress and The Tokens at Allegro Studios, 1650 Broadway. > The tracks done at Allegro are in monaural only as we didn't have a > stereo machine at that time, only two mono Ampex units, and a Gates > Dualux console (modified). I'm ignorant when it comes to the technical end of these things, but I was wondering how the "true stereo" version of "He's So Fine" came about which has been popping up in some compilations in the last few years? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 13:52:12 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Chiffons Stereo George Schowerer: > I was the engineer on Chiffons "He's So Fine," which was produced by > Hank Medress and The Tokens at Allegro Studios, 1650 Broadway. The > tracks done at Allegro are in monaural only as we didn't have a stereo > machine at that time, only two mono Ampex units, and a Gates Dualux > console (modified). But George......there exists a stereo backing track for He's So Fine. I have a copy of it!! Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 20:39:09 +0100 From: Dave Heasman Subject: Duane Eddy on Gregmark Country Paul: > 1961 Gregmark 5 Duane Eddy - Caravan part 1/Caravan part 2 > I had no idea that three Jamie/Guyden artists migrated to this label I don't think Duane Eddy migrated to Gregmark exactly. "Caravan" came out in England about then, on HMV I think, and we thought at the time it was a pre-Jamie recording. Certainly sounded like it. Dave, an old DE fan. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 18:29:06 -0000 From: Rich Subject: B sides B sides of 45's intrigue me. Some are throw aways for sure. Others become hits of some sort in varying degrees on their own. Others made it to be a B side on more than one release by the same artist but with different A sides. Many never even appear on albums. With that said, my question is - Since royalties are based on record sales, did B side artist, songwriter, etc. make as much as the A side release. Also just for the "by the ways", Chubby Checker was here in town (Lincoln, NE)to promote his Chubby brand snacks at local grocery chain. No further comment on that. sixtiesoldiesguy Rich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 12:05:13 -0700 (PDT) From: Norm D. Plume Subject: Dean Reed, Comrade Rock Star There was a flurry of interest in Dean Reed a few weeks ago on S'Pop. There's more on him in a newspaper review of a forthcoming book - The Guardian, 29/10/04: http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/fridayreview/story/0,,1337866,00.html Regards Norm D. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 14:09:52 -0700 From: Kim Cooper Subject: Greg Shaw memorial gathering While it's been lovely reading the tributes on the Bomp List and elsewhere, Lee Joseph and I wanted a chance to celebrate Greg off the digital map. So we've organized a little get together next week, very casual, and hope that some of y'all can join us. Thursday, November 4, at 7pm, folks who were touched by Greg Shaw as a person, a writer, a label head and a phenomenon are invited to convene to share memories and toast him into the next Bomp-worthy adventure. Location: Upstairs at The Red Lion Tavern, 2366 Glendale Blvd. LA 90039, opposite Rockaway Records where Silverlake Blvd hits Glendale, phone (323) 662-5337 Please spread the word to Greg's friends and fans. Everyone is welcome. thanks, Kim Cooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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