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Spectropop - Digest Number 1721



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There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Ron Dante aka Bo Cooper ??
           From: Ron Dante 
      2. Aliases, pseudonyms and nomes de plume
           From: Orion 
      3. Re: Russ Titelman
           From: Bgas 
      4. I'm a kazoo, how do you do?
           From: Ken Silverwood 
      5. Re: Spanky & Our Gang
           From: Clark Besch 
      6. Diane Renay
           From: Michael B Kelly 


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Message: 1 Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 00:54:48 -0000 From: Ron Dante Subject: Re: Ron Dante aka Bo Cooper ?? Orion wrote: > Mr Dante, ....."Christian" written by Cooper/Panzer but it says > "'74 Bell 45. Bo Cooper is Ron Dante! Produced by Barry Manilow!" > It is really a nice tune. Has anyone every had as many aliases as > you? I do so enjoy ALL of your music. Thanks, Orion. I wrote that song with Marty Panzer and decided to release it under another name. All the best, Ron -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2004 23:16:27 -0600 From: Orion Subject: Aliases, pseudonyms and nomes de plume I would assume no one has ever undertaken the task of trying to determine all of the aliases of many of the great artists we have here on this message board. It would be interesting to know who used what names and for how long. I only assume the top number are by Ron Dante or Austin Roberts, but I could surely be wrong. I know That Mr. Gordon has mentioned a few he has been and many others have also mentioned their recording names. Every time I pick up a "various artist" CD these days, I can normally link several of the songs to the same singer or writer, but not always using their real names. I don't know how any of you kept track of who you were at any one time! However, that being said, I am sure glad you played all those parts. The music I have listened to from all of you great writers/singers/artists is fantastic. Thanks for the memories, even if some of them I am just hearing for the first time. Orion -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 00:19:58 EST From: Bgas Subject: Re: Russ Titelman Another Russ Titelman title ... Russ co-wrote "Guess I'm Dumb" with Brian Wilson, recorded by Glen Campbell on Capitol. Bgas -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 00:42:58 -0000 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: I'm a kazoo, how do you do? Fred wrote: > A kazoo was so unusual for the time. While Joanie was on the > charts in the summer of '62, Dion snuck in with a song of the > same device, "Little Diane". Both were Top 10 hits, though not > at the same time. The wildest performance of a kazoo can be heard on Del Shannon's "So Long Baby" from 1961, which leads me to ask if anyone has got or heard a version of this song by Adam Faith, from 1964 I believe. Ken On The West Coast. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 06:19:25 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Spanky & Our Gang Stephanie wrote: > http://www.songbrokers.com/Ref_Lib/Ref_SpankyMcFarlane.html > Above is the link to a wonderful interview with Spanky and she looks > great in the pictures. Stephanie, thanks for posting this. It was nice to hear it from Spanky herself. As I mentioned recently, Bill Traut of Dunwich in Chicago said he had Spanky & company all but signed, but the next day they signed with Mercury. Maybe that wasn't so after all. However, Spanky might have forgotten. Interesting that she says she wanted to work with her producers after they had worked with Chad Mitchell. Funny that Chad was produced by Bill Traut for Dunwich in 1969! She also mentions "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" as her first 45, but it was actually "And Your Bird Can Sing" a year earlier, which she must know since it's on her great Basement Tapes CD. It's interesting too that she thought "Like to Get to Know You" wasn't gonna be a hit. I just thought it was the group in transition to more intricate music styles. Lastly, the skit on the Smothers Brothers show for "Leopard Skin Headphones" was a great idea for displaying how stereo worked! Thanks again, Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 10:11:01 -0500 From: Michael B Kelly Subject: Diane Renay Halloween is gone, and so Bobby "Boris" Pickett has been retired from www.DocRock.us. However, he has been replaced by an unpublished interview-article of Diane Renay, including 13 illustrations. As Mick would say, Hey la! Michael "Doc Rock" Kelly The Rock 'n' Roll PhD www.DocRock.us -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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