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Spectropop - Digest Number 1749

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Bob Yorey labels / Anette Snell
           From: Hans Huss 
      2. Re: Bobby Gregg
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      3. Early Al
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      4. Re: Ivanhoe Records/Back to mono
           From: Clark Besch 
      5. Re: Rita Martinson
           From: ACJ 
      6. Japanese Santa Claus
           From: Sheila Burgel 
      7. Twiggy?
           From: Frank Murphy 
      8. Re: Little Pattie (Dance Puppet Dance, Gravitation)
           From: Lyn Nuttall 
      9. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update
           From: Martin Roberts 

Message: 1 Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 15:44:25 -0800 (PST) From: Hans Huss Subject: Re: Bob Yorey labels / Anette Snell Me: > I'm thrilled about the way the story unfolds. Bardell, Butane, Angie, > and now ... Theatre! Jeff Lemlich: > And there are at least two more labels to add to the list: BYP (for > "Bob Yorey Productions") and Yorey... Thank you Jeff. Must come round for a copy of your book soon. By the way, Paul Kelly has some interesting things to say about Anette Snell and the Mar-vells/Fabulettes in a 2003 interview in In The Basement. Also online at HH -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 08:42:21 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Bobby Gregg Country Paul: > Did anyone ever find out more info on drummer Bobby Gregg? I remember seeing him on many sessions late 1960's. I think he might have even played on something for me. Not my personal favorite drummer, but a real strong player, kind of heavy handed I thought, and seemed like he'd be best in a big band or very hard rock setting. Always professional, and decent type to be around. I can't name anything for you for certain, but I think he may have been on one or more of the Ellie Greenwich "Composes Produces and Sings" LP. Seems like Artie Kaplan could help on this one if anybody is in touch with him. Butler?? Di la, Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 18:15:40 -0000 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Early Al When Al Kooper first joined Spectropop he mentioned one of his earliest recordings, a novelty record credited to Leo DeLyon and the Musclemen. This sounded like exactly my kind of thing but despite pleas from myself and others no one came forward and posted the track to musica. Well, after months spent on my hands and knees sifting through crates of old 45's (okay, I admit, automated search on eBay) I've finally snagged myself a copy and it doesn't disappoint. First rate novelty fare it is indeed - playing now at musica for your pleasure: Leo Delyon and The Musclemen - "Sick Manny's Gym" (Alan Kooper) Prod. by Aaron Schroeder & Wally Gold. Musicor MU1001 Any more memories of this one Al? Guy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 06:54:23 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Ivanhoe Records/Back to mono Davie Gordon: > It's prety sketchy but here's what inf. I have on Ivanhoe releases > in my database. > Cindy, Oh Cindy / ? This is actually Ivanhoe 50000, not 50001. "Cindy, Oh Cindy" written by Bob Berron & Bert Long. Arr. & Prod. by Eddie Mascari. Matrix 6761 flipped with: "Before It's Too Late" written by Holvey Dawg. I asked James Holvay if this could be a song he wrote under an odd twist on his name, but I think he said it wasn't, correct James?? No other credits for Arr, Prod or otherwise! Matrix 6762. > I-506 unissued ? I-506 is: "Aire of Good Feeling" written by Jim Peterik (Ides of March/Survivor). Prod by Johnny Lamont. Matrix ZTSC 148624 flipped with: "More and More" written by Smith-Juan. Prod by Johnny Lamont. Matrix ZTSC 148625. Looks like we helped each other here, Davie! Thanks for the discography! Clark Rick H Wrote: > I'm happy to share "10 Top Tips for Back To Mono Using Wave > Editor" My list of offending "Stereo Versions" is sorta like > the NYC 'phone books........ > Finally hearing Neil Diamond's "Two Bit Manchild" as the 45 I > remember, could be likened to gazing upon one's firstborn. Or > something like that. Rick, I'm a big stereo fan, but there are occasions when the 45 is SO punchy in mono that it can't be denied its lofty status over stereo. I'd be glad to send you a couple of snippets from my fave DJ Ron Riley belting out a couple of examples from 1968 on the Big 89--WLS Chicago! You'd get a kick out of them, I'm sure. "Two Bit Manchild"--simply his best rockin' song he ever put out! GREAT!!!! Feel free to email me off-list and I'll pass it on to you next week. Thanks, Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 17:12:45 -0500 From: ACJ Subject: Re: Rita Martinson Stephane: > Does anybody know who Rita Martinson was? Rita Martinson is credited as co-writer of the Association album track "Goodbye Forever" - this was the "loser" of the two theme songs the group wrote for the movie "Goodbye Columbus." ACJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 13:36:37 -0500 From: Sheila Burgel Subject: Japanese Santa Claus Hey Spectropoppers: As I was organizing my Xmas DJ set, I came across this fabulous Japanese version of "Donde Esta Santa Claus". Japanese pop singer Kayoko Moriyama recorded "Tonde Kita Santa Claus" (Santa Claus who flew in) in 1960. Mick Patrick kindly uploaded it to musica for me. Pay particular attention to the naming of the reindeer! Enjoy, Sheila -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 08:22:29 +0000 From: Frank Murphy Subject: Twiggy? Phil M: > I'm a sucker for virtually ANY song that includes measurements > (of the "36-24-36" variety) in its lyrics. Is this Twiggy we're talking about? Check the Violent femmes @ FrankM -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 23:14:50 -0000 From: Lyn Nuttall Subject: Re: Little Pattie (Dance Puppet Dance, Gravitation) Steve was asking: > "Dance Puppet Dance" was written by Les Van Dyke...original > version? "Gravitation", written by Alma Cook..? "Dance Puppet Dance": I tried to trace an original for it some time ago and drew a blank. Inspired by your question, I've tried again, using every resource I can think of, and... drawn a blank. The only recording of a song by that name that I can find is by Parachute Express, a kids' band from the early 90s, and it's a different song anyway. Les Vandyke, under his pseudonym John Worsley, has over 160 songs listed at BMI, and some at ASCAP as well, but no mention of "Dance Puppet Dance" (although these would be songs he published in the States: not to say he didn't publish it in the UK). I've searched by his birth name, Johnny Worth as well. Some possibilities: (1) Most likely: it could be one of those Australian recordings of a song sourced directly from a non-Australian publisher: in other words, it could be the original. (2) It may have an alternative title. (3) My research is rubbish. (4) The Les Vandyke credit is a mistake (such mistakes are not unheard of) and is therefore a false lead. "Gravitation": No trace. See solution (1) above? Or, let's face it, (3). If you're really keen, you could try asking at Arnold's The Originals website, at his Problemsolving Forum. Lyn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 23:37:15 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update Very sad to hear of Terry Melcher's death. I'm in the early stages of a feature celebrating Terry's work with Jack Nitzsche. Many friends of the site have already passed on stories and information. If anyone on Spectropop has a first hand story, paragraph or cool sentence that might be of interest, please get in touch. Anything used in the piece will be credited. To take a sneak preview of the final page :-) Mick played Terry Day's, "I Love You Betty" to musica. This is not the only 45 to feature Melcher, Nitzsche and Spector's names on the label credits. Very different and even more obscure than "...Betty" is Emil O'Connor's "Some Of Your Lovin'". Jack, as usual, takes care of the arrangement while Terry Philips is Phil's writing partner and Terry Melcher takes control of the knobs for his first released production. Not to be missed. Hear it playing on the home page, The discography continues to be updated (new items are in red) @ Karel Beer's radio interview with Jack Nitzsche continues. This week breaking into film score work: Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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