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Spectropop - Digest Number 1737

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There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. "Legendary girl group extravanganza".  NME Club of the Month - Saturday 27th November
           From: Chris King 
      2. Re: Spoonful covers
           From: Steve Harvey 
      3. Live in the U.K.
           From: Dan Hughes 
      4. Mort Garson
           From: Claire francis 
      5. Re: Bardell / Butane / Angie
           From: Hans Huss 
      6. Re: The Knickerbockers/Buddy Randell
           From: Austin Roberts 
      7. No Easy Way Down
           From: Hans Huss 
      8. Frankie Gearing / Annette Snell
           From: Hans Huss 
      9. Sandpipers
           From: Steven Prazak 
     10. Brian Hyland; C. C. Adcock
           From: Country Paul 
     11. The Mar-Vells on Butane @ musica
           From: Mick Patrick 

Message: 1 Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 16:39:16 -0000 From: Chris King Subject: "Legendary girl group extravanganza". NME Club of the Month - Saturday 27th November Dear South Of England-based Spectropoppers, Recently awarded the honour of 'CLUB OF THE MONTH' by legendary music mag The NME, Da Doo Ron Ron - the one & only 60s girl group club Est. 1998 - follow on from last month's successful SIXTH Birthday celebrations with their regular monthly shindig on Saturday week, SATURDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2004. At the Sussex Arts Club, 7, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 Tel:-01273-778020/727371 9pm - 2am 5 BEFORE 11pm/6 AFTER DJs Chris 'Da Doo' King & Simon Bridger (Brighton northern soul all-dayers) spin the usual femme-tabulous smorgasbord of 60s girl group action, embracing The Supremes, Ronetttes, Shangri-Las, Chiffons, Nancy Sinatra, Dusty, Lulu, Lesley Gore, Helen Shapiro, Motown, Northern soul & beyond. Note to etch in your diaries:-Da Doo Ron Ron celebrate their seventh (7th!) festive frolic on Saturday 18th December 2004 (@ the SAC), the Saturday before Christmas. Santa Baby-a-go-go! Chris "A summer-flavoured selection of class female acts from the Ronettes to the Flirtations, the Supremes to Shirley Bassey and more besides. Time to get with the girls and frug". The Guardian - Clubs 'Pick Of The Week' -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 11:15:31 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Spoonful covers Just discovered a version of "Didn't Want To Have To Do It" on Peggy Lee's boxset. Artie Shroeck and Jet Loring gave the world the great Marmalade/Grass Roots hit "Lovin' Things". Wasn't Loring the maiden name of Sebastian's first wife? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 14:22:39 -0600 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Live in the U.K. Clark asks: > My brother is going to be in England and Wales in March, 2005 > and is wondering if there is a site listing 60's artists > performing live in those countries. Clark, I'm a member of an internet group called My-Generation that discusses sixties British music. Most of the members are from the British Isles, and they often post informal reviews of the concerts they attend. A lot of those sixties groups still perform all the time. Your brother should have no problem seeing a lot of live sixties music! Check out the site: ---Dan, (spiffy web site) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 15:32:29 EST From: Claire francis Subject: Mort Garson Mick Patrick wrote: > Now playing @ musica: > The Kane Triplets "Spanish Boy" (Kapp 596, 1964); Written by > Rudy Clark, produced by Allen Stanton, arranged by Mort Garson. Hi Groovy S'pop members, Just thought I'd let you know that I spoke to Mort Garson on Wednesday night. I told him all about the Spectropop website (among other things) and he says a big hello to all you fellow S'popers! I tried to get him to become a member, but he does not have a computer. He is doing fine! He is 82 years young and he is still writing, and has some works coming out in 2005 (a musical based on Greta Garbo in the theatre in Los Angeles). It was great talking with him! I will be speaking to him again soon, if you have any messages, just send them to me, and I will make sure he hears them. Love & Light, Claire Francis -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 13:39:56 -0800 (PST) From: Hans Huss Subject: Re: Bardell / Butane / Angie Davie, Thank you so very much for the detailed information. I'm sure you're right. I'd be happy to dig out 'I'll Kiss Your Teardrops Away' for writer credits, if you like. Soul Harmony Groups lists two release numbers for it, Angie 85713/4 and Angie 1790, the former prior to Mercury distribution most likely. Does Bardell 775 exist? It would be brilliant to hear it, if possible. What a curious title the flip has, 'Church Bells In The Dark'. A throwaway instrumental, or a darker tale? Thanks also for the J. Northern reference. What a great name for a song writer whose songs became popular in Northern Soul! Are there any particular songs you have in mind? I'll try to post the Alice Wonder Land on United International before long if anyone is interested. It's quite good. Best, HH -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 17:03:48 -0500 From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: The Knickerbockers/Buddy Randell If possible, could anyone find out more about Buddy Randell's death? As a friend who has lost touch with him, I feel bad that we haven't caught up. I would greatly appreciate more information on Buddy. Thank you, Austin Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 13:48:10 -0800 (PST) From: Hans Huss Subject: No Easy Way Down Barry Margolis wrote: > I have two rare singles on a Roulette distributed label that > has something to do wtih legendary George Goldner. > THE GERMZ Vertigo V-8001 NO EASY WAY DOWN/BOY GIRL LOVE There is a fantastic version of 'No Easy Way Down' by Na Allen (Atco 6753). Allen also recorded for Janus, Ronn and Pedestal in the early 1970s; his Janus singles include an interesting cover of Darrell Banks's "Open The Door To Your Heart". Hasse -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 14:21:50 -0800 (PST) From: Hans Huss Subject: Frankie Gearing / Annette Snell Thanks also to Jeff Lemlich for his info on Frankie Gearing and Annette Snell. I didn't know there was a connection (nor did I know Annette Snell was in the Mar-vells). As you say, two great vocalists! Annette Snell's lovely Juggy 45, "Since There Is No More You", can be heard at the John Ridley Page, by the way! HH -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 22:31:56 EST From: Steven Prazak Subject: Sandpipers What Sandpipers (the A&M soft pop act, that is) titles would S'poppers pick as the best of the bunch? They released quite a handful of elpees and I don't know where to start. Steven Prazak Atlanta -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 01:07:02 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Brian Hyland; C. C. Adcock Robert: > Brian's Del Shannon produced, self-titled 1970 LP was just > put out on CD (Hip-O-Select) and is a total gem. "Gypsy > Woman" is total class, and even his version of "The > Thrill Is Gone" (of all things) is completely credible. > Brian's always been a definite step above your average 60s > pop star. Further info at > More info at - and a new Christmas CD at whewre you can hear two cuts associated with Elvis which he handles with grace and substance, even if they are a bit underproduced. As everyone has noted, the guy could - and can - sing. Clark Besch: > Brian's Dot stuff has some classic stuff like "Stay and Love > Me All Summer", "Tragedy" and "Rainy April Morning". I continue to be blown away by "Come Away With Me", his version of The Stones' "200 Light Years" re-written sideways - but better. And from the pop era, "Ginny Come Lately" is sweet, tender, beautifully produced, and my favorite. Speaking of rockin' out, this from Martin Roberts: > Do you remember last week I mentioned C.C. Adcock's new CD, > featuring a previously unissued production by Jack? My copy > has not been off the CD player, all the CD rocks but Jack's > track "Stealin' All Day" is an absolute blinder....Get on > over to Yep Roc Record's CC page > and > check it out. Also listen to the free track they have posted, "Y'all Think She'd Be Good To Me" - then do what I did and order the CD. Thanks, Martin; this is choice rock & roll. They DO make 'em like they used to.... Country Paul (still catching up) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 08:32:56 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: The Mar-Vells on Butane @ musica Davie Gordon: > I don't know if Bardell and Angie were connected but it looks as > if the Bardell label changed its name to Butane - the numbers fit. Thanks for the Bardell, Butane and Angie label list. Great research, Davie, as always. Jeff Lemlich: > 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've posted a track to musica. Details are: The Mar-Vells with D. Jones and the Continentals "Go On And Have Yourself A Ball" (Butane 778, 1963). Written by Dee Ervin and J.B. Willingham. Arranged and Produced by Bob Yorey. There was a time when I thought the Mar-Vells might actually be the Cookies with Little Eva in disguise. My suspicions were aroused not just by the sound but also by the names D. Jones and Dee Ervin on the label. Well, Dee Ervin *IS* Big Dee Irwin, after all! But I know now that D. Jones does not refer to Cookies leader Dorothy, but to Dizzy Jones, and the Mar-Vells lead vocalist is really the one and only Annette Snell. She and Eva DO sound alike on this record, though. Cop a listen: > 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. Indeed! If anyone out there is interested in hearing these two great singers, I could point them towards some suitable CDs. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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