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Spectropop - Digest Number 1802

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There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Le Coeur d'une Generation, "Pierrot les cheveux" at musica
           From: Country Paul 
      2. "(Do) The Bluebeat"
           From: Julio Niño 
      3. Re: The Teardrops
           From: Mick Patrick 
      4. Re: Jerry Kennedy
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      5. Re: another Secret Love
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      6. Re: Groovin' with Tony Orlando
           From: Austin Roberts 
      7. Roy Orbison bio
           From: Gary Myers 
      8. RIP James Griffin and Spencer Dryden, Airplane drummer
           From: Country Paul 
      9. Re: Chuck Sagle
           From: Tom Diehl 
     10. Re: Roy Orbison, R.I.P.
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     11. Re: Artie Wayne sighting (1974)
           From: Artie Wayne 

Message: 1 Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 12:47:54 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Le Coeur d'une Generation, "Pierrot les cheveux" at musica In the light of our recent discourse on French and French-Canadian artists, Le Coeur d'une Generation's "Pierrot les cheveux" is now playing at musica. This is this group's signature song, released on [45rpm] Gamma AA-1053 and LP GS-129, 1970 (a couple of sources say 1969). This one-album Canadian group was part of the Robert Charlebois "constellation". Hope you enjoy it! Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 20:54:14 -0000 From: Julio Niño Subject: "(Do) The Bluebeat" Hola Everybody. Lyn Nuttall wrote: > A song that Ben wrote with Mark Barkan, 'Do The Blue Beat (The > Jamaican Ska)', was a bit of a hit down here by Dinah Lee, also > in '64. The original version seems to have been by either Ray > Rivera or Jerry Kennedy. One of my associates has suggested > Jerry Kennedy has the edge, but the evidence is circumstantial > and the mystery remains unsolved at: > Perhaps someone > here with more extensive resources than mine can clear it up. > There are also songs called 'Do the Blue Beat' by Mark Thatcher > [!], Virginia Lee and Los Sonor that may or may not be the same > song.) Hola Lyn. I have the instrumental version of "Do The Bluebeat" by Los Sonor and must be the same song because it is credited to Barkan / Raleigh. It was included in the Phillips EP 436-316, 1965. Los Sonor was a Spanish instrumental combo, they recorded mostly rather exciting instrumental versions of well known songs, such as "Dominique", "Le Premiere Bonheur Du Jour", "Charade", etc. Some of their components became, a bit later, members of Los Bravos. There´s another song titled just "The Bluebeat", composed by Stapleton / Harris, that was first recorded I think by Chris Farlowe and his Group in 1964, under the pseudonymous "The Beazers". I know another version of this track by Myriam Martin, which I think is Canadian. Chao. Julio Niño. PS: I would like to thank Phil and John Grecco for the fabulous article about Patty Michaels and also for playing her great "Mrs. Johnny". I like it very much. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 22:07:12 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: The Teardrops Simon White: > As far as I'm aware, The Teardrops' "Here Comes Loneliness" > was originally released on a "Kent Anniversary" 45 in the UK > - however I'm now told that a new price Guide for Rare Soul > 45s lists it as being on Saxony too. All the information I > have says it was unreleased until the Kent 45 and then on > the CD of Teardrops tracks. Can anyone confirm that the > Saxony 45 actually exists? What a great group the Teardrops were. The drama packed into their records is amazing. I guess the group's producer/arranger, Bud Reneau, and their songwriter, Paul Trefzger, deserve a share of the credit for that. I'm unaware of a Saxony 45 release of "Here Comes Loneliness", but nothing would surprise me. Does the new price guide give a catalogue number? Or a b-side? And the supposed value, pray? By the way, the Teardrops' CD on Saxony (yep, still an active label, but based in San Francisco these days) contains two very different versions of the track in question. To read about the group, including a discography, plus details of their fab CD, visit their S'pop page: Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 18:32:37 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Jerry Kennedy Lyn Nuttall wrote: > A song that Ben wrote with Mark Barkan, 'Do The Blue Beat (The Jamaican > Ska)', was a bit of a hit down here by Dinah Lee, also in '64. The > original version seems to have been by either Ray Rivera or Jerry > Kennedy. One of my associates has suggested Jerry Kennedy has the edge ... Could that have been the Jerry Kennedy who was longtime director of A&R for Mercury's Nashville division? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 18:45:59 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: another Secret Love Mick Patrick wrote: > Well, y'all got it right, except for one dingbat whose name I shall > not reveal (middle initial X!). Señor Niño's CDs are in the mail. > I hope he likes Marillion (just kiddin'). OK, so maybe I can't remember the name of a song that won the Academy Award three years before I was born, so sue me! At least I can remember to remind readers of another fabulous version of "Secret Love," one that is most rockin' where Miss Day's is so dreamy. I refer of course to The Chiffons' version, which is one of my favorite records in their catalogue. Providing it qualifies for musica play, perhaps someone out there can git it on, so we all can enjoy it anew. X -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 16:00:07 -0500 From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Groovin' with Tony Orlando Wind was a bubblegum group that was actually Tony Orlando. Had a top 20 hit with 'Make Believe'. Austin R. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 11:00:00 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: Roy Orbison bio S.J. Dibai: > ...Alan Clayson's Orbison bio Only The Lonely... I don't know if that's the same one I read several years ago, as I don't recall the author's name, but your "dreafully written" description makes me think that must be the one. If so, besides the writing, it was also filled with inaccuracies, so maybe it wasn't really that informative either - probably the worst book I've ever read. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 12:44:05 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: RIP James Griffin and Spencer Dryden, Airplane drummer Patrick Beckers: > James Griffin, ex-Bread, died of lung cancer on January 11. Only 60 > years old. I don't think I have to go into what James has meant to > the world of music in the Sixties and the Seventies (and beyond). NY Times shows him as 61, and calls him "Jimmy." Obit here: Also departed: Spencer Dryden, drummer for Jefferson Airplane, age 66. Obit here: The articles are free to view for 5 more days (4 by the time digest- based folks receive this). Free registration is required. RIP. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 18:09:24 -0000 From: Tom Diehl Subject: Re: Chuck Sagle Country Paul: > "Chuck Sagle and His Orchestra" had an very nice instrumental hit > (of small-to-moderate size), an early favorite of mine called "Off > Shore." It's a harmonica-led 6/8 "rock ballad" on Epic c. 1958... I was checking out some of my other Diamond label 45s and realized where I had seen Chuck mentioned before...he was the arranger on Ronnie Dove's last Diamond 45, Chains Of Love (Diamond 271). It was a big production sound that ended up not being a hit either. Too bad. That one was available in stereo on one side of the promo 45s only. The record before it, Mr Bus Driver by Neal Dover (Diamond 270), was not released as a M/S promo so while I love that song too, I will never get to hear it in stereo it seems. I really wish I knew where all of the Diamond multi's went... Tom "Always hunting for Diamonds" Diehl -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 13:39:44 EST From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Roy Orbison, R.I.P. Roy Orbison is just one example of how the music has evolved over 40 years. I think of guys like Roy, Pitney, Kenny Chandler and some of the ones who never quite got sufficient remuneration for their efforts. Then I think of the late Ral Donner, Dickey Lee, Bobby Goldsboro. The sixties were, indeed, a special time. Country Paul mentioned "Little Honda." When I hear The Hondells, The Rip Chords and some of the most exciting, clever teen-oriented music ever, I almost cry. Most likely Honda would have to pay for airtime today. Would Frankie Valli, Lou Christie, Len Barry, The Newbeats, or Vikki Carr or the early Dionne Warwick stuff, just to name a very few examples, go over at all today, what with all the high-tech ballyhoo and transformed models of "cool" currently dominating the whole scene? IMO all this commercial promotion using 6Ts songs, no matter how "polished" or how indifferently inept or brashly "groaned" by some twentysomething dude making lots of cash for his voiceover or use of his rock band, is to be taken with a grain of salt by those of us who appreciate the real thing and the sounds that make us happy. OK folks, just had to get this off my chest...... I love you, Orb! Bobster NP Kiss and Run by Bobby Skel, The Big Hurt by Miss Toni Fisher & No Return by The Storybook People. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 09:26:32 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Artie Wayne sighting (1974) Phil...How ya' doin'? What memories that picture from 1974 brings back. That was probably the strangest night of my life. Neil Bogart invited me to the Casablanca records unveiling of KISS at the Century Plaza hotel. Our Spectrop-pal, Allan Rinde, greeted me as I walked into the bar. Suddenly, an eerie hush came over the room...and most of the wide eyes were on me! I think it was Cecil Holmes [pictured a the right] who came over to me and said, "You're Alive !!" Soon he was joined by some friends, who said that a fullpage obituary on Artie Wayne, music buisness vet, had appeared that day in Variety. After having the article read to me, over the phone, I spent the next few hours explaining, that it was the other Artie Wayne, a band singer from the 40's, who passed away. Weary of all the questions, after about an hour into the party, Neil Bogart came over hugged me and said, "I thought you were Dead!" I smiled and said, "I had to come back... to see KISS!" regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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