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Spectropop - Digest Number 1722



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There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Eddie Hodges
           From: John Fox 
      2. Re: Ron Dante/Bo Cooper
           From: Tony Baylis 
      3. Re: Aliases, pseudonyms and nomes de plume
           From: Joe Nelson 
      4. Snow 2 -- The Get Easy! Christmas Collection, Vol. II
           From: Frank Jastfelder 
      5. Dalida '65
           From: Frank Murphy 
      6. Re: Aliases, pseudonyms and nomes de plume
           From: Mark Wirtz, aka Michael Sinclair 
      7. Re: Eddie Hodges
           From: Mark Wirtz 
      8. Re: Eddie Hodges
           From: Margaret G Still 
      9. Re: Aliases, pseudonyms and nomes de plume
           From: Austin Roberts 
     10. The Ballad Of James Burton
           From: Miko Boscoholosvenovichiskotskya 
     11. Re: Eddie Hodges
           From: Martin Roberts 
     12. Mark Wirtz / My White Bicycle
           From: Richard Hattersley 


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Message: 1 Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 11:33:13 EST From: John Fox Subject: Re: Eddie Hodges Mark Wirtz asked: > Here is a single that blew me away when it came out in the > early sixties: Eddie Hodges' "Gonna Knock On Your Door". > Did he make any other records, or albums? Going way back, Hodges was the original Winthrop in "The Music Man" on Broadway (the part played by Ron Howard in the movie). So somewhere there's probably an LP with him lisping his way through "Gary, Indiana" and "Wells Fargo Wagon". John Fox -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 17:56:32 -0000 From: Tony Baylis Subject: Re: Ron Dante/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. Fascinating! When Bo Cooper was mentioned I was quite surprised, to say the least. Back in the early '70s (c.1974, I guess), Canadian radio station CKFM used to play 'Don't Call It Love' quite often, yet the single was unfindable at any of the Toronto record stores. In fact one store, when I asked for Bo Cooper, informed me that I must mean Ry Cooder (yeah, right!). I never was able to find the record in Canada, but felt myself most fortunate to pick it up on a trip to the UK several years later. Now 30 years after release I still thoroughly enjoy playing 'Don't Call It Love', although, twit that I am, I don't believe that I have ever played 'Christian'. That omission will be remedied ASAP. A similar happening concerned Miki Antony's "If It Wasn't For The Reason That I Love You', also played frequently on CKFM (and also released on Bell), which also wasn't to be found in TO stores. That one I also picked up on the same trip to the UK. Tony Baylis -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 12:24:12 -0500 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Aliases, pseudonyms and nomes de plume Orion wrote: > 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. As much as I value both of these guys as friends, I wouldn't dream of suggesting either one has it on Jonathan King in this regard. In Austin's case, I think it was just a matter of the name working itself out (George Robertson begat Georgy begat Austin Roberts, and Austin is actually his middle name if I recall correctly, so it wasn't that much of a struggle). I'm assuming aliases includes studio "groups" fronted by the lead singer and consisting of nobody else in particular. Ron brings to mind the likes of Plant Life (an actual group that opted to release Ron's demo vocal on "Flower Girl" rather than recut it with their real singer). For that matter, does "Ronnie Dante" count as an alias? If so, one has to include the likes of Ricky/Rick Nelson (no relation to yours truly, as far I know) in the competion, and who knows where it's all going to go? Get set ... BANG! Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 19:04:37 +0100 From: Frank Jastfelder Subject: Snow 2 -- The Get Easy! Christmas Collection, Vol. II I just wanted to thank everybody who helped me a few weeks ago with info for my Christmas CD "Snow 2". It's out now (unfortunately only in Germany) and I'd like to give you the link for the tracklist. Hope you don't think I'm trying to spam you guys! I'm looking forward to comments and questions. http://tinyurl.com/6q4pt Best, Frank J. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 18:13:50 +0000 From: Frank Murphy Subject: Dalida '65 I picked up a copy of "Dalida '65", which has a mix of French originals and covers of US hits. Anyone care to have a guess at what the US originals were? As a clue I have given all the writing and translating credits. I had to track these down, as for some reason Barclay didn't always list the American writers. Perhaps Orbison, Mann and Appel had better publishers. Je ne sais Plus Le Cha Cha Cha Ce Coin De Terre La, Il a Dit Ding Ding Je Taime J. Madara, D. White, B. Nencioli, J. Revaux K. Mann, D. Appell, C. Carrere, A. Salvet W. Guthrie, P. Cour K. Mann, D. Appell, G. Aber P. Cour, B. Mc. Guire, R. Sparks, R. Lefevre B. Dees, R. Orbison, H. Ithier FrankM reflections on northern soul Saturday's 230p: www.radiomagnetic.com or listen to an archive show: www.radiomagnetic.com/archive/rnb.php -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 18:37:02 -0000 From: Mark Wirtz, aka Michael Sinclair Subject: Re: Aliases, pseudonyms and nomes de plume Orion wrote: > 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. Just for the fun of it, and feeling addressed simply as one of Spectropop's creative members, here is a list of my pseudonyms as artist or composer (so far as I know them -- many were, and still are, assigned to me by others without my knowledge or consent): Mark Rogers J. Ferdy Philwit Mood Mosaic The Sweetshop Elmer Hockett's Hurdy Gurdy The Matchmakers Happy Confusion Fickle Finger Astronaut Allen & The Planets Marc Peters I bet Mark Frumento knows of even more. And then, of course, the name Michael Sinclair came into being here in the US. I am not going to bore you here with the why's and wherefore's of THAT comedy, but should anybody happen to be interested, here is a link to the story: http://markwirtz0.tripod.com/id21.html The absurd result of all those name shenanigans is that, quintessentially and much to my chagrin, my original name (Mark Wirtz) has become my pseudonym, and thus I have become my own phantom ;) Best, Mark W. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 18:48:44 -0000 From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Eddie Hodges Rodney Rawlings wrote: > That was and is one of my favorite records. You will find this and > other information at http://www.meekermuseum.com/ehodges.html Thanks for the link! Wow! How cool! Jeez, how old was that guy when he made those early records? (I was still a Krautling school kid at the time, and had no concept of Eddie other than this one treasured single -- and even that was only thanks to the BFN's (British Forces Network) weekly Chris Howland Show. Thanks to all who responded to my inquiry! Now I can go treasure hunting! :) Best, Mark W. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 19:08:12 -0000 From: Margaret G Still Subject: Re: Eddie Hodges Mark Wirtz wrote: > Here is a single that blew me away when it came out in the early sixties: > Eddie Hodges' "Gonna Knock On Your Door". I loved that song growing up, too. I've a few of Eddie Hodges 45s aside from that one. The only one that is awful is a promo 45 on Vista Records done with Hayley Mills from the 1963 movie "Summer Magic". Cuts are "Beautiful Beulah" and "Flitterin'." The others: Eddie Hodges, Escorted by Charlie McCoy & His Escorts Cadence 1421 (rec November 26, 1961) (Girls Girl Girls) Made To Love (by Phil Everly) / I Make Believe It's You Eddie Hodges arr & cond Jack Nitzsche & pr Terry Melcher Columbia 4-42649 (Philippine pressing) Secret / Seein' Is Believin' Eddie Hodges Columbia 4-42811 (orange label) Halfway (arr & cond Jack Nitzsche & pr Terry Melcher) / Rainin' In My Heart (arr & pr Terry Melcher) Best, Margaret G. Still -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 14:38:13 EST From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Aliases, pseudonyms and nomes de plume Orion wrote: > 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. Thanks, Orion. I have forgotten some of the names I used in the late '60s and early '70s, some of which were hits in countries other than America, and a few that did fairly well here in the USA. Someone had posted many of those pseudonyms a while back. Whoever it was, I would appreciate it if they can post them again. I know Joey Levine and Tommy West used other names, and of course Ron D. -- who, by the way, I am tickled to welcome aboard. Ron, I had dinner with Al Kooper here in Nashville about a month ago, and we were amazed at how many mutual friends and acquaintances we had in the music business (since the '60s), yet , although knowing about each other, had apparently never met It's probably the same with you and me. Best, Austin Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 20:32:42 -0000 From: Miko Boscoholosvenovichiskotskya Subject: The Ballad Of James Burton I have a very hissy, recorded-from-TV version of the song "The Ballad Of James Burton", performed by The Shindogs, on what sounds like the Ed Sullivan Show.* Fun, tossed-off song, talks about what a great musician James Burton is, and how he works with all the most famous artists and so on: He comes from down Shreveport way Moved out west to Hollywood Where he's making big money, doin real good Plays some fine guitar, plays for Ricky, The Everly Brothers, to mention a few There's a hundred others -- plays some fine guitar If ya go out west, wanna hear him play Better bring your sneakers, cause you'll run away After hearin' him pickin' that fancy stuff [fade] I'm wondering if this was ever released in any form, or just a goof put together for this performance. Does a cleaner recording of this exist anywhere? I would be interested to hear it or have it posted to musica. Mike k *... but is more likely from Shindig --Admin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 19:50:40 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Eddie Hodges Mark (knows a good singer when he hears one) Wirtz started the current inquiry into Mr. Hodges' musical legacy. Far be it for me to beat my own drum, but ... :-) Four Eddie Hodges sides have been played as previous Jack Nitzsche ROTW. Two were co-written by Al (a-chuckle-a-post) Kooper, "The Water Is Over My Head" and "The Old Rag Man", whilst Terry Melcher produced "Too Soon To Know" and "Seein' Is Believin'. Reviews, label scans and a link to a cool site can be found at http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/pastrotw.htm and http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/pastrotw2.htm Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 22:19:50 +0000 From: Richard Hattersley Subject: Mark Wirtz / My White Bicycle Mark, I was listening to a Psych CD in my car today which has "My White Bicycle" by Tomorrow on it, which I believe you produced. I have to say it's a fabulous record. I wonder if you could give us some of your memories of the making of the single. Richard www.wiz.to/richardsnow -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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