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There are 2 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Jim Webb - a statement
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      2. Re: Tip Tops on Parkway
           From: Hans Huss 

Message: 1 Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 13:11:22 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Jim Webb - a statement Richard Havers wrote: > While I'm on I'd recommend Glen Campbell's CD 'Reunited With Jimmy Webb > 1974-1988' - it is a gem. I don't know if it's included on that collection, but Glen's take on Webb's "The Highwayman" has got to be one of the finest performances of his career, and one of Webb's greatest songwriting accomplishments. I was unfamiliar with the song at the time I saw him do it, as an encore, in Branson in July of '03, and it literally sent chills up my spine. Introducing the song, Campbell mentioned that after his version inexplicably failed to hit, he pitched it to Willie Nelson, who took up the gauntlet, got Waylon, Cash and Kristofferson into a studio, and wound up with a big hit on their hands. First thing I did upon returning home from the Ozarks was to locate and order me up a copy of both of those versions. If only due to my built-in antipathy to Willie Nelson's voice, however, Campbell's remains my favorite, and can still bring that chill I experienced the first time I heard the song. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 10:37:12 -0800 (PST) From: Hans Huss Subject: Re: Tip Tops on Parkway Austin Powell wrote: > Also, can anyone tell me anything about The Tip Tops, a girl group > who recorded for Cameo or Parkway? I have a single by them called > "Oo Koo Ka Boo" but it's on a UK promo with no writer or producer > details. The Tip Tops 45 came out as Parkway 868. The A-side, "Oo Koo Ka Boo" has Mann-Apell as the writers; the flip, "He's Braggin'", lists Jackson-Josephs. There are no producer credits. HH -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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