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Spectropop - Digest Number 1731



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There are 16 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Tribute Band???
           From: Howard Earnshaw 
      2. Re: Spoonful / Box Tops / Bobby Gregg
           From: Dennis Diken 
      3. Re: The Box Tops' Bitter End
           From: Bill Craig 
      4. Re: Manchester Playboys
           From: Howard Earnshaw 
      5. Re: Eydie Gorme Goin' Back to musica
           From: John Hamilton 
      6. Re: Goin' Back versions / Goldie? & The Gingerbreads
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      7. Re: "Goin' Back"
           From: Steve Harvey 
      8. Artie Schroek
           From: Norm D. Plume 
      9. Re: Ed Sullivan "live"
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     10. Re: Michael Brown
           From: Austin Roberts 
     11. Bitter End TV Show
           From: Clark Besch 
     12. Re: Alice Wonder Land
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     13. Re: "Goin' Back"
           From: David Walker 
     14. Sandie Shaw recording of "Be my baby"
           From: Peter Andreasen 
     15. Artie Schroek
           From: John DeAngelis 
     16. Re: Keith Allison request
           From: Michael T 


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Message: 1 Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 04:35:29 -0500 From: Howard Earnshaw Subject: Tribute Band??? Felt I had to mention an ad I saw in the local press for a venue in Brighouse (West Yorkshire, England) for a band called - "Blood, Sweat & Beers" (R'n'B band). Don't know if they are actual 'tribute band', but thought Mr Kooper would approve the name :-) regards.. Howard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 12:45:45 -0500 From: Dennis Diken Subject: Re: Spoonful / Box Tops / Bobby Gregg Steve Harvey wrote: > 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 > elevator shaft for echo. I think it was for "Summer In The City". Great to hear Spoonful come up in discussion. When I interviewed John Sebastian and Roy Halee for the BMG Hums CD reissue liner notes a few years back they both told me that SITC was cut at Columbia's midtown 7th Ave studio. I understand they recorded at both Bell Sound and Columbia a lot. re: The Boxtops and studio players. As far as I know those sides were cut at Chips Moman's American Studio in Memphis with the house band that included guitarist Reggie Young, Bobby Wood and Bobby Emmons on keys, Tommy Cogbill and Mike Leech on bass and Gene Chrisman on drums. Gene once told me that the only Boxtops track he didn't play on was "The Letter" (perhaps the group cut that one themselves?). this is the same band/studio that gave us Dusty In Memphis, "Suspicious Minds" era Elvis, "Hooked On A Feeling" by BJ Thomas, the classic Sandy Posey records, "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond, some great King Curtis stuff. this band also worked with Aretha Franklin in NYC on "Natural Woman" and some others. I know I'm overlooking some other important tracks by this incredible band. Did anyone ever find out more info on drummer Bobby Gregg? I believe he played on a fair amount of Cameo/Parkway sessions. (Sorry if this was covered already, I've been away!). Would love to know more about which records he played on. thanks! Dennis Diken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 03:24:35 -0000 From: Bill Craig Subject: Re: The Box Tops' Bitter End I remwmber a few years ago reading in a book titled "It Came from Memphis" that in the'60's a touring version of The Boxtops was sent out on the road but were not allowed to play on the records. Whether Alex Chilton went on the road with this band I don't remember. In the early '80's I saw "The Boxtops" play a club in Paterson NJ called The Outrigger.I didn't think that any of these guys had anything to do with the hit making group. Certainly the singer was not Chilton who post Big Star was either doing his punky solo thing at the time or else inactive at that point. Speaking of Lypsyncing on tv, in one of Andrew Oldham's books he mentions the Stones Lipsyncing on The Ed Sullivan Show. My recollection is that on Sullivan at least the lead vocal was always live, even tho at some point I think the backing instrumental track and occasionally some of the backing vocals were on tape. Can anyone confirm this from an insider perspective? Bill Craig -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 10:41:43 -0500 From: Howard Earnshaw Subject: Re: Manchester Playboys Sean wrote: > Does anyone have a copy of the Manchester Playboys' "I Feel >Good"? > If so, please contact me directly off-list, Thanks. We ran a feature on Manchester's Playboys in latest 'Soul Up North' very expensive 7" (it's on the mag's issue tape tho'). Contact me off list if you'd like more info. All the best, Howard (editor - Soul Up North fanzine) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 06:37:51 -0800 (PST) From: John Hamilton Subject: Re: Eydie Gorme Goin' Back to musica Eydie's version of "Goin' Back" is pleasant, very Vegas. Dusty's is in a league of its own (how many songs make you misty every time you hear them?) but this gives it an upbeat spin that, surprisingly, doesn't do the lyric any harm. I'd love to hear "I Want to Stay Here", which I believe Dusty later covered on her Pet Shop Boys album. John Hamilton -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 10:13:55 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Goin' Back versions / Goldie? & The Gingerbreads Country Paul wrote: > I tried to like Eydie Gorme's "Goin' Back," but I'm afraid > I find it totally soul-less. Genya Ravan released a nice version, billed simply as "Goldie," contemporaneous with Dusty's. Yet another pseudonymous version was by Larry Lurex, aka Freddie Mercury (aka Farouk Bulsara). I like how in Goldie & The Gingerbreads, "Goldie" was a brunette, and the one blonde in the group, guitarist Carole MacDonald, wasn't named "Goldie." Photographic explanation/verification of what I mean at Genya/ Goldie's site, http://www.genyaravan.com/goldie.html , with another cool shot of them, at http://www.aurealm.com/goldie.htm . Both accompany interesting bios of the band. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 15:48:03 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: "Goin' Back" Norm D. Plume wrote: > ... one other version (of "Goin' Back"), by The Byrds, which is > full of jingle-jangle, soulful introspection. It was part of the reason David Crosby left the band. I have a tape of the Byrds live (Monterey Pop?) where McGuinn makes a crack about "going back to the days of Pepperidge Farm cookies". I vote for the Byrds over Dusty Buffalo Springfield. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 10:25:33 -0800 (PST) From: Norm D. Plume Subject: Artie Schroek Steve Harvey wrote: > I have a single by Artie Schroek on Columbia of "Coconut Grove". I'd LOVE to hear that one!! Any chance of a Musica post? P-l-e-a-s-e. Norm D. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 14:28:26 +0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Ed Sullivan "live" Bill Craig wrote: > Speaking of Lypsyncing on tv, in one of Andrew Oldham's books he > mentions the Stones Lipsyncing on The Ed Sullivan Show. My > recollection is that on Sullivan at least the lead vocal was always > live, even tho at some point I think the backing instrumental track > and occasionally some of the backing vocals were on tape. > Can anyone confirm this from an insider perspective? >From a strictly outsider's perspective, I can say that most pop music on Sullivan consisted of the lead singer performing live over pre- recorded tracks. I've also seen some occasions of straight lip-syncing on Sullivan, but those were rare. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 10:31:44 -0500 From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Michael Brown Hey Barry, I thought, for some reason, that Bill and Steve Jerome had produced the first few Left Banke singles. Could be wrong. Austin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 16:18:58 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Bitter End TV Show I agree that the Stone Poneys and Box Tops sound horrible on the Bitter End TV show. Spanky and Our Gang sounds really sparse too, but they show their talent, it's just that their songs are such productions on record, that a five piece band can't get that sound without all that orchestration and all. Doesn't Phil Ochs shine on that show, tho? Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 22:21:41 -0500 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Alice Wonder Land Mick Patrick: > Also recommended: the British cover version of "He's Mine", rendered > as "She's Mine" by the fabulous Chants on Pye. Tony Hatch produced it. > The Swans' recording of the song ain't bad either. All three versions > are out on CD, but you knew that. I can also recommend the American Beetles' version of "She's Mine", produced by Bob Yorey for his own BYP label in 1964. Hans Huss: > Didn't Bardell have a sister label called Angie? There is at least > one record by the Laddins (featuring the great Frankie Gearing) > - 'Push, Shake, Kick And Shout' - that came out on both labels (Bardell > 776 and Angie 1003). It's interesting to note that on the day President Kennedy was shot -- November 22, 1963 -- both the Laddins and the Marvells were together at Criteria Studios, recording the raucous "Dizzy Jones Birdland" with members of James Brown's band. I'm not sure if Frankie Gearing had joined the group yet. I get dizzy trying to picture Annette Snell (Marvells lead singer) and Frankie Gearing together in the same session. Deep soul fans know what I'm gushing about. The Laddins had another record on Angie: I'll Kiss Your Teardrops Away/I'll Be There, issued on Angie 1790 in 1 962. There's a Laddins/Steinways discography on pages 68 through 70 of the book "Savage Lost", which is available from my website. Push, Shake, Kick, And Shout, Jeff Lemlich http://www.limestonerecords.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 07:17:07 +1030 From: David Walker Subject: Re: "Goin' Back" Certainly one of the top versions of "Goin' Back" is by Renee Geyer and Glenn Shorrock. This live version was released in 1983, received a lot of air play in Australia but I don't think it hit the top of the charts. I would say, in the words of Ian "Molly" Meldrum, "do yourself a favour" and give this track a listen should you get the chance. regards David Walker -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 21:39:06 -0000 From: Peter Andreasen Subject: Sandie Shaw recording of "Be my baby" Sandie Shaw has a new CD box out. CD number 4 is a collection of unreleased tracks, among them is a song called "be my baby" can anybody confirm that this is the Spector-penned song? Thanks Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 01:04:50 -0000 From: John DeAngelis Subject: Artie Schroek Steve Harvey wrote: > I have a single by Artie on Columbia of "Coconut Grove". A while back Spectropop member Michael Greenberg turned me on to the album "A Spoonful of Lovin'" by the Artie Schroeck Implosion, an album of nicely done instrumental Spoonful covers. John DeAngelis -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 07:53:32 -0000 From: Michael T Subject: Re: Keith Allison request Robert wrote: > Any chance of hearing Keith Allison's LOOK AT ME on Musica? Only > have ever heard Cher's version of this excellent song. Would love > to hear the original. Keith's "Look at Me" is now in Musica. :) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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