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There are 18 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Have Land Rover Discovery, will travel
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Re: Kenny Young - no, not that one!
           From: Mark 
      3. Stories about the Spoonful, please.
           From: Steve Harvey 
      4. Re: Eddie Hodges
           From: Mark 
      5. now at musica: Otis Blackwell/All Shook Up
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      6. Re: Aliases, pseudonyms, etc.
           From: Al Kooper 
      7. Re: Michael Brown
           From: Leslie Fradkin 
      8. Re: Eddie Hodges
           From: Al Kooper 
      9. Re: Michael Brown
           From: Gary Myers 
     10. Darlene Love and the Blossoms @ Musica
           From: Mick Patrick 
     11. Re: Eydie's Goin' Back to musica
           From: Don H. 
     12. Duophony
           From: Steve Harvey 
     13. Gregmark, gathering; music from musica
           From: Country Paul 
     14. Hyland/Holvay songs
           From: Mike Griffiths 
     15. Re: The Box Tops
           From: Bill Craig 
     16. Re: Alice Wonder Land
           From: Al Kooper 
     17. Re: Michael Brown
           From: Jon 
     18. Re: SMiLE on UK TV
           From: Bill Reed 

Message: 1 Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 21:19:00 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Have Land Rover Discovery, will travel Before anyone asks, those curious about the great piece of music featured in the UK TV ad for Land Rover's new Discovery, might care to check out this link: Me gotta go. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 05:52:14 GMT From: Mark Subject: Re: Kenny Young - no, not that one! Me: > Re Kenny Young: there's a single on the Share label (#105), from > about 1970, by Kenny ("Ain't It Funny What Love Can Do"/"Leave > Those Young Girls Alone (Old Men)"). Is this the same Kenny Young? Robert Pingel: > Different guy entirely. This is a soul record whose singer sounds > like a cross between Chuck Jackson and Tommy Hunt. Thanks for your clarification regarding the two Kenny Youngs. I've seen the Share 45 while trolling for records many times and passed it by. I'll pick it up next time I see a copy (I do collect Van McCoy- related stuff, so it might be worth it). Best, Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 07:59:53 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Stories about the Spoonful, please. Mark Radice wrote: > If anyone is interested (gee I hope so?) I just re-released my first > LP .... my Dad Gene Radice was the engineer (... Lovin Spoonful ...) Always love to hear about the boys recording in the studio. Did your dad work at Bell Sound? Down the road from my current abode is Frank Pingatore, Jodimar producer and writer of "Clarabella", who caught the Spoonful at Bell Sound Studios in the 60s. Said they were lowering a mike down the elvator shaft for echo. I think it was for "Summer in the City". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 05:54:50 GMT From: Mark Subject: Re: Eddie Hodges Hey Guys! With all this talk about Eddie Hodges, I'm wondering if his version of "Love Minus Zero--No Limit" is any good. I'm a big Dylan fan, so if anyone has this track, could they kindly post it to Musica, please? Thanks in advance! Best, Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 13:02:05 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: now at musica: Otis Blackwell/All Shook Up Now playing at musica is installment numero quatro in the "We Wrote 'Em And We Sang 'Em" series, Otis Blackwell's recording of his own "All Shook Up." Thanks to Michael Greenberg for providing the dub, and ... enjoy! --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 15:46:39 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Aliases, pseudonyms, etc. Orion: > 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. I will help in a small way. My most common alias was Roosevelt Gook. For some unknown reason, many thought it was Dylan's alias. Let's clear that up here once and for all. Good day and have a great night. Al Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 10:05:48 -0700 From: Leslie Fradkin Subject: Re: Michael Brown Gerry House wrote: > Also, I recently paid a fortune for the 2 CD set of The Left Banke. > I haven't been able to find out whatever happened to Michael Brown. Steve Harvey: > Last I heard he was a recluse... He's not a recluse. I'm in touch with him from time to time. He's married with two kids as well. Mike, like all of us "boomer" artists, would like an opportunity for the biz to recognize something we do that's new. But unless he's prepared to tour (which I doubt) with one of his old bands (which is unlikely), then in his house, he'll remain. :-) Regards, Les Fradkin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 15:35:13 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Eddie Hodges Mark Wirtz: > 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? Would love to know. Also, I'm curious to > find out where it was recorded, because it didn't sound like West > Coast, Nashville, Memphis, or even New York. Mark, I'm guessing that it was cut in LA. I had two Eddie Hodges covers, "The Old Rag Man" and "The Water Is Over My Head", and they were cut in LA with possible Nitszche involvement. Those were on Aurora. I think Im Gonna Knock On Your Door was on Cadence, Archie Bleyer's label. Guessin' Al Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 13:46:59 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Michael Brown Gerry House wrote: > I haven't been able to find out whatever happened to Michael Brown. I have an email address for Robert Callili, co-writer of "Walk Away Renee". If you'd like, I can forward an email to him. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 21:18:58 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Darlene Love and the Blossoms @ Musica Barry Margolis: > Is it just me?....or do other Blossoms fans also consider the > three tracks recorded for ODE to be three of the greatest > girl group records of all time? Tracks: "Wonderful", "Cry Like > A Baby", "Stoney End". Agreed - three great tracks. Those 45s aren't the easiest to find. To the best of my knowledge, none of them are available on CD. Dunno why not. I've posted one, "Cry Like A Baby", to musica: Details are: The Blossoms "Cry Like A Baby" (Ode 106, 1968). Witten by Valerie Simpson, Nick Ashford and Jo Armstead. Produced by Lou Adler. The song was first recorded by Aretha Franklin at Columbia in 1966, but you knew that. Darlene Love's Christmas show this year takes place at the legendary Apollo Theater. The event is part of the venue's 70th anniversary, and promises to be a grand affair. Sharing the stage with Darlene will be Cissy Houston, Little Steven Van Zandt and Paul Schaffer. That's what I call a line-up! What a drag I can't be there. Find more details here: Do any S'poppers plan to attend? Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 03:13:16 -0000 From: Don H. Subject: Re: Eydie's Goin' Back to musica Frank Jastfelder wrote: > Finally I found the space at musica to upload Eydie Gormé's > beautiful version of Goffin/King's "Goin' Back". I think > Don Costa did a hell of a job on this. If there's interest > I can deliver another Goffin/King gem "Oh No Not My Baby" > done by her at the same session. Absolutely there is interest from me. I love the version of "Goin' Back" that you posted. I didn't know she recorded either song. To the best of my knowledge, Eydie's Goffin/King recordings are: The Dance Is Over (Goffin/King/Weiss) Don't Try To Fight It Baby (Keller/Goffin) Everybody Go Home I Can't Stop Talking About You (with Steve Lawrence) I Want To Stay Here (with Steve Lawrence) Quiero Quedarme Aqui (I Want To Stay Here) Thanks, Don H. in NJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 08:04:43 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Duophony What exactly was Duophonic Stereo? Is this a way of creating fake stereo by blocking some of the mono signals on either side. Block the drums on the left and the guitar on the right and therefore create a poor illusion of stereo? Any experts? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 00:38:48 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Gregmark, gathering; music from musica I'm way behind again, so I'll try to catch up chronologically. Please forgive me if I go down roads that have already been well-travelled. Austin Powell and Frank Murphy, thanks for the info on the Gregmark releases. I hadn't realized that Duane Eddy played on Donnie Owens' "Need You" (a great record!) but not on "his own" Caravan on Gregmark. The entire Gregmark released output would fit nicely on one CD (hint to anyone who wants to take it....) Joe Nelson, re: NY area gathering - yes, the city is probably the best place. Does anyone in this group, with our myriad connections, have access to somewhere we could meet? Personally, it doesn't have to be a bar or restaurant, but a studio, or someone's loft, or something like that might work. (Claire Francis' offer might work too - might there be more or fewer than a couple dozen of us?) Also, if we're going to get serious about this, perhaps in the new year would be the best time, since everyone's doing "stuff" for the holiday season. Claire's idea of early February has merit, and even if the weather's bad, NYC is a great public transportation town. Joe Nelson's long and interesting discussion about 3-track stereo brings to mind the Paris Sisters' "You." I have an mp3 of it with the instruments on one side, the background vocals on the other, and Priscilla in the middle. Is there a good mono (or closer-to-real stereo) version available that doesn't cost a fortune? This is a very nice recording, but the mix is wierdly hollow with the total compartmentalization of the tracks. I've also been living with some tracks first heard on musica, which I can now travel with thanks to my learning experiences with CD compilations. Lewis & Clarke's "Why Must They Pretend," posted by Clark, is beautiful - thank you! Just Four Men's "There's Not One Thing" and Clifford T. Ward's "Dream" continually amaze; the songs are outstanding and of sophisticated construction, and the performances also shine. I still can't believe that (1) I missed these first time around and (2) neither were hits. I am, however, looking for a cleaner copy of "Dream." Anyone have any leads, please? Steve Harvey re: The Albert Hotel: > You mean James Hendricks, right? For a moment I thought you > were talking about Jimi Hendrix. A group with him AND Zally > would be a little too much for most mortals. Both were around Greenwich Village at the same time; wonder if they ever did get together for a jam.... Breaking my catch-up chronology, I have "cheated" and checked out musica. Otis Blackwell's "All Shook Up" is a cool reinterpretation (even my hard-to-please wife likes it); so far everything I've heard from that album has been interesting at worst, really good at best. I tried to like Eydie Gorme's "Goin' Back," but I'm afraid I find it totally soul- less. (Check out the recent Andy Pratt cover at ) However, I enjoyed The Kane Triplets "Spanish Boy," even though my nod still goes to Merry Clayton's version of Capitol. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 04:29:51 -0000 From: Mike Griffiths Subject: Hyland/Holvay songs James Holvay wrote: > (Brian Hyland and I) wrote about 15 songs together on those Greyhound > tour buses and motel rooms, although forgotten most of them except > for "Stay Away From Her" and "One Night Jimmy". I'm pretty sure there > are some other good tunes in that pile... What a surprise. I didn't realize you were on this list. I just checked at and found these Hyland/Holvay titles listed there: Bad Days Chi Boy Don't Give Up Now Even If She Doesn't Love Me Standing On The Edge Of Love Does that help jar your memory? Cheers, Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 04:07:49 -0000 From: Bill Craig Subject: Re: The Box Tops Don wrote: > The Boxtops played here in Louisvile in 1968. Our agent was the one > that booked the show and found out their drummer had been called to > service (can't remember if he was drafted or nat. guard). Anyway, > the agent was trying to arrange an audition for me. That week I got > my draft notice. Another missed opportunity. Is it not true that even during their hit making period the touring Boxtops were rarely the recording Boxtops, as in Alex Chilton et al? Bill Craig -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 15:39:28 EST From: Al Kooper Subject: Re: Alice Wonder Land Dancing Time mentioned; > Alice Wonder Land The Alice Wonderland tracks on Bardell were produced by Howard Farber & Steve Schlaks who produced the Kenny Dino hit Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night. Hope this helps Al (not guessin') Kooper -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 17:59:02 EST From: Jon Subject: Re: Michael Brown Gerry House wrote: > Also, I recently paid a fortune for the 2 CD set of The Left Banke. > I haven't been able to find out whatever happened to Michael Brown. You can pick up the Montage CD from Sundazed - it's the next thing he did after Left Banke and is very similar. Maybe not as good as the LB, but definitely worth the purchase. He then did work in the 70s with The Stories and then the Beckies. Those albums are hard to come by, I believe. From what I understand, the quality of Michael Brown's work steps down with each move to a new outfit. There is a radio interview with Michael and the other Left Banke-rs on the Net that was done in the past few years. He didn't sound like a 'recluse' a la 70s Brian Wilson or Syd Barrett, but who knows? If you like I can try to find the URL for that interview. Let me know. jon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 03:06:49 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Re: SMiLE on UK TV Harvey Kubernik dropped a line: > ...On December 1st on the BBC a 75 minute version of "SMiLE" will > screen, and later in the year the longer version on another BBC > outlet. On December 10th, a theatrical showing will happen at the > ICA venue... To be a bit more specific, I believe this is a theatrical (ICA) presentation, and then a U.K. showing of the Beautiful Dreamer docu that has been seen in the U.S. on Showtime. Bill Reed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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