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Spectropop - Digest Number 1764

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 16 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Colpix (pre-)Monkee stuff
           From: Mikey 
      2. Re: Motown Repackage
           From: Ray 
      3. Re: The 2 Of Clubs
           From: Michael "Doc Rock" Kelly 
      4. Re: Dee Dee Warwick
           From: Mick Patrick 
      5. Re: Dee Dee Warwick
           From: Philip Hopson 
      6. Re: A Cher's Story
           From: Rick H. 
      7. Saint Etienne
           From: Vlaovic B 
      8. SGC Records
           From: Lapka Larry 
      9. Re: The 2 Of Clubs, etc
           From: Clark Besch 
     10. Re: Colgems/Bell
           From: Michael Thom 
     11. Re: Colpix-Dimension Story
           From: Bill Mulvy 
     12. Christmas music; WSAI; Alan Boyd; would-be Rhino box comments
           From: Country Paul 
     13. Re: Colgems/Colpix/Bell/Amy/Mala/etc.
           From: Michael Thom 
     14. Nesmith and Axton on CVolpix; 2 of Clubs; Francoise Hardy
           From: Country Paul 
     15. Re: Jimmy Easter - The New Breed
           From: Davie Gordon 
     16. Re: The Jaynetts
           From: Mick Patrick 

Message: 1 Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 11:54:12 -0500 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Colpix (pre-)Monkee stuff Eddy: > Nesmith only had two 45's on Colpix, but they were preceeded by a few > (rare) 45's on various labels: > > > For those interested, there's a Colgems discography on the same site: > > > And here's the complete track listing for that pre-Monkees-material > CD Mikey mentions: > Thanks to Eddy for posting those links. I was shocked at how many non Monkees 45s were released on Colgems. It's time for Varese Vintage to put out a Cd of all those, similar to the "White Whale" cd. Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 13:41:16 -0000 From: Ray Subject: Re: Motown Repackage Straight from Hip-o-select's Harry's mouth: Yes. It is true. Yes, every A and B side. Every alternate pressing. The first volume of 'THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES,' AKA 'TCMS,' is out early 2005, covering the years 1959-1961. Next we begin working towards Vol. 2 (1962), Vol. 3 (1963), Vol. 4 (1964), and so on, through 1972. All volumes will be available only at Vol. 1 and the rest will be in a package worthy of the music, and with readable text besides (!). The booklet features an essay by Mable John - fabulous and insightful - an overview of the times by Craig Werner - fascinating context - and track-by-track stories by Bill Dahl with additional facts by Keith Hughes and HW. And, not reported elsewhere... a short but personal introduction by the man who co-wrote and produced most of the tracks on disc 1 - you may have heard of him - Berry Gordy. 'TCMS 1' track list is below - ENJOY! THE COMPLETE MOTOWN SINGLES Vol. 1: 1959-1961 Disc 1 01. Come To Me - Marv Johnson 02. Whisper - Marv Johnson 03. Merry-Go-Round - Eddie Holland 04. It Moves Me - Eddie Holland 05. Let's Rock - Barrett Strong 06. Do The Very Best You Can - Barrett Strong 07. Solid Sender - Chico Leverett 08. I'll Never Love Again - Chico Leverett 09. Snake Walk (Part 1) - The Swinging Tigers 10. Snake Walk (Part 2) - The Swinging Tigers 11. It - Ron & Bill 12. Don't Say Bye Bye - Ron & Bill 13. Going To The Hop - The Satintones 14. Motor City - The Satintones 15. Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong 16. Oh I Apologize - Barrett Strong 17. Ich-i-bon #1 - Nick & The Jaguars 18. Cool And Crazy - Nick & The Jaguars 19. Bad Girl - The Miracles 20. I Love Your Baby - The Miracles 21. The Feeling Is So Fine - The Miracles 22. (You Can) Depend On Me - The Miracles [first version] 23. My Beloved - The Satintones [without strings] 24. Sugar Daddy - The Satintones 25. You Never Miss A Good Thing - Eugene Remus [without strings] 26. Hold Me Tight - Eugene Remus 27. Gotta Have Your Lovin' - Eugene Remus Disc 2 01. Way Over There - The Miracles [without strings] 02. (You Can) Depend On Me - The Miracles [second version] 03. Way Over There - The Miracles [with strings] 04. My Beloved - The Satintones [with strings] 05. You Never Miss A Good Thing - Eugene Remus [with strings] 06. Yes, No, Maybe So - Barrett Strong 07. You Knows What To Do - Barrett Strong 08. Custer's Last Man - Popcorn & the Mohawks 09. Shimmy Gully - Popcorn & the Mohawks 10. Who Wouldn't Love A Man Like That - Mable John [first version] 11. You Made A Fool Out Of Me - Mable John 12. Whirlwind - Barrett Strong 13. I'm Gonna Cry (If You Quit Me) - Barrett Strong 14. Bye Bye Baby - Mary Wells 15. Please Forgive Me - Mary Wells 16. What Makes You Love Him - Singin' Sammy Ward [first version] 17. That Child Is Really Wild - Singin' Sammy Ward 18. Who's The Fool - Singin' Sammy Ward 19. Shop Around - The Miracles [regional version] 20. Who's Lovin' You - The Miracles 21. True Love - Herman Griffin 22. It's You - Herman Griffin 23. Shop Around - The Miracles [national version] 24. Oh Lover - Sherri Taylor & Singin' Sammy Ward 25. That's Why I Love You So Much - Sherri Taylor & Singin' Sammy Ward 26. I've Got A Notion - Henry Lumpkin 27. We Really Love Each Other - Henry Lumpkin Disc 3 01. Don't Feel Sorry For Me - Jimmy Ruffin 02. Heart - Jimmy Ruffin 03. Don't Let Him Shop Around - Debbie Dean 04. A New Girl - Debbie Dean 05. Ain't It Baby - The Miracles 06. The Only One I Love - The Miracles 07. Money And Me - Barrett Strong 08. You've Got What It Takes - Barrett Strong 09. When I Needed You - Little Iva & Her Band 10. Continental Strut - Little Iva & Her Band 11. Whole Lotta Woman - The Contours [regional version] 12. Come On And Be Mine - The Contours 13. I Want A Guy - The Supremes 14. Never Again - The Supremes 15. He Lifted Me - The Gospel Stars [unedited version] 16. Behold The Saints Of God - The Gospel Stars 17. Poor Sam Jones - Mickey Woods 18. They Rode Through The Valley - Mickey Woods 19. Money (That's What I Want) - Richard Wylie & his Band 20. I'll Still Be Around - Richard Wylie & his Band 21. Tomorrow And Always - The Satintones [without strings] 22. A Love That Can Never Be - The Satintones 23. Tomorrow And Always - The Satintones [with strings] 24. Whole Lotta Woman - The Contours [national version] 25. Blibberin' Blabbin' Blues - Gino Parks 26. Don't Say Bye Bye - Gino Parks Disc 4 01. Angel - The Satintones 02. (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over - Marvin Gaye 03. Witchcraft - Marvin Gaye 04. Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide - Marvin Gaye 05. Never Let You Go (Sha Lu Bop) - Marvin Gaye 06. I Don't Want To Take A Chance - Mary Wells 07. I'm So Sorry - Mary Wells 08. Rosa Lee (Stay Off The Bell) - Andre Williams 09. Shoo-Doo - Andre Williams 10. Misery - Barrett Strong 11. Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right - Barrett Strong 12. Broken Hearted - The Miracles 13. Mighty Good Lovin' - The Miracles 14. No Love - Mable John [without strings] 15. Looking For A Man - Mable John 16. Same Thing - Gino Parks 17. That's No Lie - Gino Parks 18. I Know How It Feels - The Satintones 19. My Kind Of Love - The Satintones 20. No Love - Mable John [with strings] 21. Buttered Popcorn - The Supremes (first version) 22. Who's Lovin' You - The Supremes 23. Buttered Popcorn - The Supremes (second version) 24. Oh Mother Of Mine - The Temptations 25. Romance Without Finance - The Temptations 26. I Am Bound - The Golden Harmoneers 27. Precious Memories - The Golden Harmoneers Disc 5 01. Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes 02. So Long Baby - The Marvelettes 03. The Stretch - The Contours 04. Funny - The Contours 05. Itsy Bity Pity Love - Debbie Dean 06. But I'm Afraid - Debbie Dean 07. They Shall Be Mine - Rev. Columbus Mann 08. Jesus Loves - Rev. Columbus Mann 09. Someone To Call My Own - The Equadors 10. You're My Desire - The Equadors 11. Love Me - Pete Hartfield 12. Darling Tonight - Pete Hartfield 13. Everybody's Gotta Pay Some Dues - The Miracles 14. I Can't Believe - The Miracles 15. Angel In Blue - Joel Sebastian 16. Blue Cinderella - Joel Sebastian 17. Strange Love - Mary Wells 18. Come To Me - Mary Wells 19. The Day Will Come - Freddie Gorman 20. Just For You - Freddie Gorman 21. Have I The Right - Popcorn & the Mohawks 22. Real Good Lovin' - Popcorn & the Mohawks 23. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart - The Satintones 24. Faded Letter - The Satintones Disc 6 01. Jamie - Eddie Holland 02. Take A Chance On Me - Eddie Holland 03. Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam) - The Valadiers 04. Take A Chance - The Valadiers 05. Actions Speak Louder Than Words - Mable John 06. Take Me - Mable John 07. What Makes You Love Him - Sammy Ward [second version] 08. Don't Take It Away - Sammy Ward 09. Check Yourself - The Temptations 10. Your Wonderful Love - The Temptations 11. Small Sad Sam - Bob Kayli 12. Tie Me Tight - Bob Kayli 13. Whose Heart (Are You Gonna Break Now) - Don McKenzie 14. I'll Call You - Don McKenzie 15. Xmas Twist - The Twistin' Kings 16. White House Twist - The Twistin' Kings 17. Please Mr. Kennedy - Mickey Woods 18. (They Call Me) Cupid - Mickey Woods 19. Twistin' Postman - The Marvelettes 20. I Want A Guy - The Marvelettes 21. What's So Good About Good Bye - The Miracles 22. I've Been Good To You - The Miracles 23. Congo (Part 1) - The Twistin' Kings 24. Congo (Part 2) - The Twistin' Kings ray -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 23:43:43 -0500 From: Michael "Doc Rock" Kelly Subject: Re: The 2 Of Clubs The 2 Of Clubs' "Walk Tall" was top 20 in Kansas City! Doc Michael "Doc Rock" Kelly The Rock 'n' Roll PhD -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 12:47:49 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Dee Dee Warwick Philip Hopson: > Further early evidence of Dee Dee (Warwick's) early potential > can be gleaned from gospel song performances by the Drinkard > Singers (that included Dionne, Cissy Houston and Judy Guions > (Clay) on a Newport Jazz date in the very early sixties... Agreed. Dee Dee is a sensational singer, with scads of wonderful recordings to her name, very many of which are available on CD. However, she was never a member of the Drinkard Singers, and sang on none of their records. The same goes for her big sister Dionne. Their mother, Lee, WAS in the group, as were their adopted sister Judy, uncle Larry, and aunts Emily (Cissy), Marie and Anne. Dee Dee and Dionne had a gospel group of their own, the Gospelaires, a kind of junior version of the Drinkard Singers. The Drinkards made lots of records. The Gospelaires made none. Sylvia Shemwell (Judy Clay's sister), Myrna Smith and Carol Slade were also in the group. They evolved into the Sweet Inspirations. All of the members made solo records. Actually, to say the Gospelaires made no recordings is not strictly true, because they were one of the most prolific session groups of their time, sometimes even supplying lead vocals. I've posted a very rare example to musica. It's a bit of a must for Bacharach buffs: Details are: Burt & the Backbeats "Blame It On The Backbeat" (Bigtop 3087, 1961); written by Burt Bacharach and Mack David; produced, arranged and conducted by Burt Bacharach. Dionne and Dee Dee are easily identifiable among the vocalists. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 20:02:40 +0000 (GMT) From: Philip Hopson Subject: Re: Dee Dee Warwick Thanks Mick for putting me right on participating membrs of the Drinkards Singers. Taking up your point on the Gospelaires: I have a, (misplaced, at present), 1965 VOCALION catalogue listing mainly blues, r'n'b and gospel recordings and, sure enough, there were one or two releases by the Gospelaires. I wish I could lay my hands on it right now, then I could list titles etc.: The catalogue would be from 1965. I think that Dee Dee's gospel variations are particularly noticeable on my favourite secular recording of hers: "Lover's chant" (as mentioned in my last e-mail). The "Live at Newport" Columbia album I have, on which the Drinkards are featured, purchased because of the Warwick sisters link, incidentally, is eminently playable: the rthymic drive, particularly on: "I'm in his care", backed by a minimum of accompaniment is a splendid showcase for accapella (almost) gospel singing. If anyone out there wants to listen to some inspiring gospel for the Chrsitmas period then Langston Hughes' -"Black Nativity" is for you. Alex Bradford's rich tone is without peer and how great to hear the magnificent Madeline Bell helping out on: "Rise up shepherd and follow" amongst others. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 01:26:38 -0000 From: Rick H. Subject: Re: A Cher's Story Phil X asks: > ...exciting reading. Have you published any of your S&C findings > anywhere? Many many thanks for the interest, Phil. As you could well imagine, party-givers become quite nervous at the prospect of a detailed discourse on the early recordings of Sonny & Cher ruining their wing- ding...thank God for Spectropop! I did a four-pager for Goldmine in Feb '82, ("Cher - The Vinyl Definitive" - it was the first discography / serious treatment of her recordings.) I always assumed that there were others "out there" with more extensive knowledge who'd take it further but the only ongoing interest was from "biographers" trawling for dirt. I'll put that feature online soon for posterity since there doesn't seem to be much else by others which has surfaced in the ensuing 23 years. Jeffery Kennedy writes re "A Woman's Story": > Cher's version is great. My single is EXTREMELY battered US pressings of the single were all on the worst vinyl imaginable - some are so hard they chip and break, and wear quickly like acetates. The UK PSI 45 pressing (2010 013) is pristine, and beefier Stereo than the album cut on "Phil Spector 74-79". Country Paul (who's still a student) writes: > Thanks for the info, and special thanks for all the details. My knowledge-cup always less than half empty, but it's sure nice that you guys appreciate the finer things in life! Barry Margolis asks: > Was "A Woman's Story" on the "Stars" LP No Barry it wasn't. The closest thing to PS on the LP was the ersatz- Spector "Just This One Time" which is in dire need of the master's touch. It's a very pretty album, and a favorite of Cher's although she maintains she's not a Cher fan! > "I've yet to find a track listing. Here you go: Side 1: Love Enough / Bell Bottom Blues / These Days / Mr Soul / Just this One Time Side 2: Geronimo's Cadillac / The Harder They Fall / Love Hurts / Rock And Roll Doctor / Stars Thanks for the interest guys - Happy Holidays to all at Spectropop and may your New Year bring all the reissues of your dreams! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 17:10:50 -0500 From: Vlaovic B Subject: Saint Etienne I've been a fan for almost 15 years, I've seen them twice in concert. It was their reworking of a 60s aesthetic, both visually and aurally which got me hooked back in 1991. Their last two CDs proper (I use the term 'proper' because they are notoriously prolific releasing bsides, compilations, remixes etc.) have veered to more of a contemporary feel but are still highly valued. Their first four CDs took them from a definitely English feel to (by the time of Good Humor) an idealized American sound (the LP might have been a Brian Wilson hommage). Still they keep their 60s pop references going, it's almost a game to spot the quote/reference to other (usually obscure songs) in the music. For example: Saint Etienne track -> Line sampled from- Artist She's The One -> He Hit Me (& it felt like a kiss) - The Crystals No Rainbows For Me -> Dark Shadows and Empty Hallways - Tammy St. John No Rainbows For Me -> He Knows I Love Him Too Much-Paris Sisters/Glo Macari Erica America -> Gotta See Jane - R.Dean Taylor Erica America -> Horse With No Name - America Can't Stop Now -> You're all I need to Get By - Marvin Gaye/T. Terrell Finestere -> The Town I Live In - Jackie Lee And probably more I haven't noticed or forgotten. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 20:27:23 -0800 (PST) From: Lapka Larry Subject: SGC Records Dear All: Can anybody fill me in on SGC records? They were best known for being the label of The Nazz, but what exactly did SGC stand for? Did they have any other artists other than The Nazz? I know SGC was distributed by Atco, but someone on my Colgems site has led me to believe that SGC stands for "Screen Gems Columbia" which, if true, begs the question: Why did this label exist if Colgems was still around? I have my doubts as to this information: can someone confirm this or set me straight? Larry Lapka -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 20:16:09 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: The 2 Of Clubs, etc Orion wrote: > The "Walk Tall" single by the 2 of clubs made the top > 20 I am sure at WHB land in Kansas City, MO. It was a very much > requested song in that day. It was one I sure enjoyed spinning, > sorry you didn't enjoy it much. Indeed, "Walk Tall" is a masterpiece (coming from someone who is only so-so on girl groups sound). It charted top 10 all over the midwest. I am currently going thru my charts compiling a list with chart dates for "Walk Tall". I think it is a record (one of many, I'm afraid) who fell victim to hitting top 10's at various months causing a low chart placing in Billboard not reflecting its' popularity correctly over 6 months. The stereo version has yet to be on Cd. Why??? It sounds fantastic! It is, BTW, on Bob Stroud''s Vol 5 (I think) of "Rock n Roll Roots" Cd in mono. Dave Monroe wrote: > Anyone here familiar with Brian Ingland's "The > World of Gorillas and Monkeys"? On Mala. I can find only a handful > of mentions of it online, and most of those get the name wrong. Dave, I had never heard of Brian Ingland's before his early 70's Columbia 45, "Giddy on up", which is a great pop single. The 45 you mention is news to me. Who was that guy?? Will Stos wrote: > I'm still waiting for "What Am I gonna Do > With You (Hey baby)" by the Chiffons on CD. I'd also love to hear > the Bonnets' "You Gotta Take A Chance," the groovy tune posted a > while ago "Just Keep On Loving Me," by the Halos and maybe "Sealed > With A Kiss," by the Toys. But gee, there are just so many. Let's > hope there are more box sets to come, or at least more "Where The > Girls Are" comps. I agree about the Halos 45. I'll add Jackie & Gayle's "That Boy's Gonna Be Mine" from 1965 and the Kaye Sisters' "Keep on Loving me" (different song than Halos) from 1964. Frank Murphy wrote: > When I saw Marvin Gaye miming to this ("Hitch > Hike") on Ready Steady Go, even though he was in white tie and tails > I thought he was the coolest guy I'd seen. Frank, I think it is Shindig where Marvin Gaye is part of one of the most magical shows on Christmas ever done. His live version of "Hitch Hike" melts into the Beach Boys doing "We Three Kings" accapella! Just a great show for watching at Christmas time! John Fox wrote: > This situation continues to be a sad one. Here in Cincinnati we > have had the pleasure of a real AM oldies station for the past > few years WSAI, 1530). They played only songs before 1968, with > lots and lots of obscurities, doo wop, etc., and featured many > of the 1960s DJs, including the great Dusty Rhodes, on the air > live. Unfortunately, it was just announced that as of January 1 > WSAI will become a liberal talk-radio station. And while that in > and of itself, is a major feat in conservative Cincinnati, it is > a shame to lose real oldies WSAI. It is sad about WSAI. Dusty Rhodes was very happy to be a part of it all again as he was 40 years ago. Here in Lincoln, we have an FM oldies station that cares not a bit about listeners. It's part of a conglomerate, thus they hold a monopoly on most different programming types of today. The oldies station is via satellite at night, which is better than the day stuff, surprisingly. Bad part is that after a year of this, nearly EVERY song is interrupted at some time by a "fart" sound and the song disappears for a second and then comes back on. Can you believe programming like that FOR A YEAR??? Try singing to "Baby, baby, where did our--FART--go?" Frank Uhle wrote: > I have the Michael Blessing 45 on Colpix, "Until > It's Time For You To Go" and "What Seems to Be the Trouble, > Officer." The A-side is a respectable, produced, pop version of the > Buffy St.-Marie number. It could have fit on an early Monkees album, > though perhaps as a Davy song. The flip is an acoustic Bob Dylan > parody, which is not bad, and definitely unlike anything I've heard > from Nesmith either as a Monkee or solo. Agreed! BTW, I believe the A side is on Rhino's Colpix comp Cd from 10 years ago. Larry Lapka wrote: > So, although Colpix ceased to exist by the > time "Last Train to Clarksville" came out, records on the Colpix > label were still being sold--or at least Davy's album was! Funny, but it seemed like I had seem Davy 45's charting in the 67 period. While doing some research last night, I ran across David Jones' "Theme for a New Love" being a "Wax to watch" on Canada's CHED 4/24/67 chart. So, maybe Colpix was still gasping at that time! Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 16:57:30 -0600 From: Michael Thom Subject: Re: Colgems/Bell Brent Cash wrote: > It's possible that another group survived the Colgems/Bell "shake- > up": P.K. Limited. They put out five fine 45s* on Colgems, then in > '71 or '72 appeared on Bell as simply P.K. with "Girl Like You"/ > "Coins". I wasn't sure if it was the same group or not, but the > "Peyton-Kaniger" songwriting credit prevalent on the earlier singles > is on the Bell single as well. I have all the PK Limited singles on Colgems but haven't come across the Bell single. Interesting! It must be the same group, based on the name and composing credits. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 19:43:31 -0600 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Re: Colpix-Dimension Story S'poppers, The Colpix-Dimension Story also has a great garage rock classic, "Georgiana", by the Princetones. Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 02:45:02 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Christmas music; WSAI; Alan Boyd; would-be Rhino box comments Interesting commentary in today's New York Times about the lack of any new Christmas broad-based hits. The last ones cited included Jose Feliciano's grating (to my ears) "Feliz Navidad." Reasons cited include the fragmentation of formats, due to a lack of broad-based formats and a proliferation of sources for people to listen to music. Thus, we're sentenced to ancient warhorses and the re-recording of same by newer artists trying to be familiar enough to be heard and, hopefully, replace the warhorses. Not that this commentary (which I agree with) will change anything.... My wife and I recently re-listened to the entire Phil Spector Christmas album end to end. It's remarkable how his sonic textures have stood up so well over the years, and defined so much of what followed. Credit where due. John Fox wrote: > ... Unfortunately, it was just announced that as of January 1 WSAI will > become a liberal talk-radio station. And while that in and of itself, is a > major feat in conservative Cincinnati, it is a shame to lose real oldies WSAI. Phil Milstein responded: > THAT's what they picked to improve their ratings?! I'll bet the station > will be back playing oldies by mid-June, if not sooner. Not a political > observation on my part, just a business one. Sadly, I agree, Phil, and I'm proud to be one of the 48+%. If they were going to change formats, the time to do it was a year ago. Sadly, I never heard WSAI's oldies format, but I know it was/is well-respected. Our local "early oldies" format is doing well, but has fallen into total predictability and boredom. Shame - they started so strongly.... Stratton B wrote, regarding Peter Lacey: > In my opinion far and away Lacey's finest to date, and essential > listening for subjects of Wilsonia. Susan replied: > I would add that Alan Boyd has thrown his hat into the ring as well. > The Beach Boys' archivist and documentary maker has finally put > together a collection of his own songs...and the CD is worth far more > than the $10 price. There is much that harkens to the sound of the > Beach Boys and Brian, but there is also an individuality that > commands attention unto itself.... Just ordered it on your suggestion, Susan (and Dinsdale's enthusiastic seconding of your motion); I'm gambling $11 (including postage) that you're right! :-) Dinsdale: > First,thanks to Country Paul and Stratton B for the heads up on > the Lacey disk. Stratton's the source; I'm just the enthusiastic echo. Re: the wish list for the Rhino box, John M.: > the Chiffons "Nobody Knows What's Going On in My Mind But Me" > needs to be on a compilation one of these days! Emphatically agreed - arguably their best. Billy G. Spradlin suggests for the Rhino box set: > Dolly Parton - "Don't Drop Out" (great example to show that > other non-pop artists tried out the style) What style? And was this from her Monument period or from RCA? Is it available for listening anywhere? Bill again: > Luvs - "We Kiss In The Shadows" (this was posted on Harmony > High earlier this year, great mix of doo-wop and Spector > production) I think I posted that. I've been listening to that again - a lot - and it amazes me that this was viretually unheard outside of Pittsburgh. Thanks to my source, Fred Clement, for turning me on to it. ...and again: > Tammys - "Egyptain Shumba" (for shock value) I first heard of this through S'pop as well, and I find people I play it for either love it or hate it. Put me in the "love" category. Totally outrageous - and another Pittsburgh gem. I've never been to that city, but have learned over many years of what an amazing local music scene they had in the 50s and 60s, and how comparatively little of it made its way out of town. A closing thought - James Moniz wrote: > "Walk Tall" by 2 of Clubs made #75 Cash Box and #92 Pop? Wow! It > really didn't deserve that...and in 1967??? I'M SO AGGRIVATED! Upon further reflection, James, I'd be really curious to know more about the source of your bitterness. Many of us disagree on some songs discussed here, but the language used to express it is much less vituperative. So what's driving you on this? Just curious. Is there a remedy that you seek at this late date? (And, IMO, "Walk Tall" would be great on that box set, too.) Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2004 16:54:19 -0600 From: Michael Thom Subject: Re: Colgems/Colpix/Bell/Amy/Mala/etc. Billy Spradlin wrote: > I know that Rhino now owns the Colpix masters, having acquired them > when they bought Roulette Records in the '80s. I wonder how Morris > Levy wound up with the Colpix catalog. Did he purchase the Colpix > masters directly from Columbia Pictures, or was the label sold off > to someone else after Colgems was started? Many Colpix 45s and albums > were pressed by CBS, so perhaps they had a stake in the company. It's > a real mystery! It is! The fact that Bell didn't acquire Colpix, and some Colpix releases such as the Davy Jones LP, were in print after Colgems started, certainly indiates that Colpix and Colgems were separately owned. > I don't think Clive could have signed the Patti Smith Group, Lou Reed, > The Kinks and later Graham Parker to Bell. That label had a bubblegum/ > Top 40 one-shot reputation that almost rivaled Buddah's by 1974, so no > wonder he changed the company name. No doubt about that, and he must have done well by Parker, since Parker never recorded "Arista Poisoning." ;) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 01:43:48 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Nesmith and Axton on CVolpix; 2 of Clubs; Francoise Hardy Austin Powell: > The British Sequel label issued Blessing/Nesmith's "The New > Recruit" (Colpix 787, December '65) on their "Colpix-Dimension > Story" CD in 1994 -- a few may still be around on the second- > hand market. Thanks, will keep an eye out for it. Are the songs Frank Uhle mentions, "Until It's Time For You To Go" and "What Seems to Be the Trouble, Officer," out there on CD, too? Larry Lapka: > Colgems 1005 August 1967: San Fernando/Ten Thousand > Sunsets (Hoyt Axton) Another one to check out...We got Colgems service at our college station [WBRU], but limited. Obviously, they didn't send this one. James Moniz: > "Walk Tall" by 2 of Clubs made #75 Cash Box and #92 Pop? > Wow! It really didn't deserve that...and in 1967??? I'M SO > AGGRIVATED! I could think of 1,000 girl-group songs that I > would rather have had charted (soul girl-groups)! Heck! > I'd have rather seen April March's "Chick Habit" make it > than that! And to think that they had a bubbling under > chart hit with "Heart" too! URGGH! Gee, James, what did they ever do to you?!? (I can think of dozens of far worse records that did far better on the charts....) I kind of liked "Walk Tall," but somehow the copy I had "walked out" of my collection a while back. Interesting story, though; coming as it did from a somewhat obscure musical market, Fraternity Records had quite a number of national hits, including "Walk Tall, The Casinos, Lonnie Mack, and in earlier days, Cathy Carr, Jimmy Dorsey and "Bill Parsons" [Bobby Bare]. Quite the run for an indie label. Chris Schneider: Re: Françoise and "Empty Sunday" to Julio Niño: > Reminds me of how I feel about Dusty and her take on Randy > Newman's "I've Been Wrong Before." AMG does refer to a > Francoise Hardy song by that title, FYI. They list it on > an album called "Francoise Hardy en Anglais" (Sonopress; HY > 30-901), and say that it's a reworking of a Keith Reif > single entitled "Shapes In My Mind." Whick song, Chris, "Sunday" or "Wrong"? I've got that Keith Relf 45; it's pretty good, IMO, but probably would have escaped notice if not forhis Yardbirds affiliation. If I remember, it was released twice - the initial mix was quite odd, and the remix brought Relf closer to the front. Didn't help the record succeed commercially, however. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 11:37:57 -0000 From: Davie Gordon Subject: Re: Jimmy Easter - The New Breed Lyn Nuttall wrote: > I'm wondering if anyone here knows of a version of "The New Breed" by > its writer, Jimmy Easter. > > It could be on the Cha Cha label, maybe even under the name of The > Artistics, or Jimmy Easter & The Artistics. > > I've seen mention of an "original" by Jimmy Easter but no evidence > that it exists. Maybe Jimmy Holiday's is the original. Beats me! Lyn, This is the BMI listing for the song : THE NEW BREED Work no. 1058230 HOLIDAY JAMES E ASCAP 41569386 Publishers SUBLIME MUSIC BMI 73642377 So it looks as if a) Jimmy Easter was a pseudonym for Jimmy Holiday b) Jimmy Holiday's version is the original Haven't had time to check but I think Jimmy Holiday's full name was James Easter Holiday Can anyone point me in the direction of info. on Jimmy Easter and the Artistics - I'd like verification, once and for all, that they're nothing to do with the fine soul group on Okeh and Brunswick. Jimmy Easter's group were from the Charleston, South Carolina area. Davie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 13:05:33 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: The Jaynetts Tony Leong: > ... I would love for a Tuff Girl Groups CD collection to come > out. Those of you who think (the Jaynetts') "Sally..." or (the > Hearts') "Dear Abbey" are mysterious, give a listen to "Snowman > Snowman Sweet Potato Nose"!!!!!!! Too true - the only girl group 45 I can think of to feature a jew's-harp, unless anyone knows better. I guess it'll be a cold, cold winter in wonderland before a (legit) Tuff Girls CD hits the racks, so I've posted the track to musica. Details are: The Jaynetts "Snowman, Snowman, Sweet Potato Nose" (Tuff 374, 1963) Written by Lona Stevens; produced by Abner Spector. The b-side is the instrumental backing track, natch. As someone once said, a little snow never hurt anyone at Christmas. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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