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Spectropop - Digest Number 1814

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 5 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Alan Gorrie; circumlocutious definitions
           From: Country Paul 
      2. Re: Ahmet Ertegun at Atlantic
           From: Dave Monroe 
      3. Re: The mysterious " Lavender Girl"
           From: Don Hertel 
      4. Re: Solomon King, R.I.P.
           From: Gary Myers 
      5. Prayers For Ray Peterson
           From: Ed Salamon 

Message: 1 Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 01:15:10 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Alan Gorrie; circumlocutious definitions Claire: > Actually, the singer from the Vikings on "It's A Bad News Feeling" > also sounds very familiar - l think he went on to be a big name. > I would appreciate it if you could play this and The Youth records > to the S'pop nation........ Phil Chapman: > The Vikings record is interesting in that "Bad News Feeling" > appears to be a song from a Paul Simon session recorded only > for the BBC in 1965. Every other song from that session > eventually ended up on an album. How did you come to record > this tune....? What a treat this track is, honest and rough. Alan Gorrie, who Scott Swanson IDs as the lead singer, was also in Forevermore before joining AWB. Their albums on RCA (in the US) are worth finding. Gorrie did a beautiful song, "Sylvester's Last Voyage," both with the group (on the first Forevermore album, "Yours," probably their best) and as a solo an RCA compilation called "Buskers." Thanks for the post! Davie asks: > Was "Blow" a common term in the U.S. for certain substances? One in particular, but I thought the term was of much later currency than the song that inspired this question. More contemporaneous would be as a verb meaning "leave" or "split" as in, "Let's blow this joint." Of course, as a smoke-filled haze ensued, that sentence could also be an invitation to join in sharing a completely different substance. (Sorry for all the circumlocution; I feel as though John Ashcroft is watching over my shoulder....) Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 14:31:50 -0800 (PST) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Re: Ahmet Ertegun at Atlantic Karen Andrew wrote: > Got to see "Ray" the movie on MLK day. What a movie > and what a performance by Jamie Fox! I'm bringing > this up because, before that day, I did not know who > Ahmet Ertegun was.... I liked Ray fine myself, Jamie Foxx was spot-on, and tears welled up when they first performed "What'd I Say?" (I'd been waiting and waiting ...), but I REALLY enjoyed the idea of people playing Lowell Fulsom and Ahmet Ertegun (ditto A Certain Ratio and Happy Mondays in 24 Hour Party People). Though what was up with his hair? Looked like they just sort of glued it around his head. Like a hat with earlaps except without the hat. Dave Monroe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 20:39:27 -0000 From: Don Hertel Subject: Re: The mysterious " Lavender Girl" Julio Niño on Patty Michaels' "Lavender Girl": > The first notes remind me of "I can't help it if I'm still > in love with you..."). The song reminds me of "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" by Bob Dylan. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 10:19:04 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Solomon King, R.I.P. Eddy: > ... Solomon King died of cancer in Oklahoma at the age of > 73 ...he may be best known for the records he made under > his own name, which included the hit She Wears My Ring, a > top 5 hit in 1967. Whitburn shows this at a top position of #117 in 4/68, a remake of of #24 r&b hit from '62. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 18:31:06 -0000 From: Ed Salamon Subject: Prayers For Ray Peterson Please put our Nashville neighbor(actually Smyrna) Ray Peterson on your prayer list, as he is very ill. Ray was the first artist that Phil Spector produced for Hill and Range ("Corrina Corrina"). His biggest hit was "Tell Laura I Love Her" on RCA for which he also recorded "The Wonder Of You". That became a bigger hit when recorded by Elvis, but only after Elvis asked Ray's permission (a story Ray loved to tell). We played Ray's "Goodnight My Love" at the hops in Pittsburgh. Ray told me that he and Jessie Belvin were best friends, and that he was the godfather of (one of?) Jessie's kid(s). Ed Salamon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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