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Spectropop - Digest Number 1832

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There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. End of tape and vinyl??? and various other stuff.....
           From: Clark Besch 
      2. Dino, Desi, Billy ... & Lucy
           From: Mike Dugo 
      3. "Surfin'"
           From: John Fox 
      4. Gentrys on Hit now playing on musica
           From: Paul Urbahns 

Message: 1 Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 17:41:01 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: End of tape and vinyl??? and various other stuff..... First, let me say that it is again sad to lose a couple of music people that i have enjoyed so much. From Jim Capaldi's Traffic songs to his great solo single, "It's All Right", there's been quite an amount of "little songs we can all join in" and sing his praises to. Altho I have many singles by Chicago's Tyrone Davis, his 1970 "Turn Back the Hands of Time" virtual clone of his 1969 smash "Can I Change My Mind" will be in my faves always. He always had a Lou Rawls feel, only a little rougher around the edges. I'll miss them, but their music will always be playin' in my head. Sandy Revers said: > I am trying to identify a song for a friend that includes lyrics > similiar to: "Love is like a roller coaster" Could it be the mid 70's song by Blood, Sweat & Tears, "Roller Coaster"? With apologies to Al Kooper, I always liked the song. Bobster wrote: > Of course Paul McCartney's music has been a part of American > culture for approximately 41-42 years now. Yeah, I heard that too. All I know is that he did a great job! I notice people have said he lip synched. Hope not. I guess I didn't notice that he was, so at least he did a good job if he did. Bobster again: > I never hear either of your (Austin Roberts) 7Ts hits "Rocky" or > "Something's Wrong With Me" on either the Chicago oldies station or > the cable oldies Bobster, it just doesn't "fit" the so-called 'Good Times and Great Oldies" style oldies stations try to portray today. Altho they skew the top 40 oldies they play to pretend all our faves were "happy" subjects, many like the ones above get shoved aside because of their lyrics not being "suitable" to "happy times". Funny thing is that they DO play many "unhappy" songs, but don't even realize their lyrics are that way. "When a Man Loves a Woman" comes to mind as one. David Coyle wrote: > I just recently found a copy of "Keep On Dancing" by the >Gentrys > on a HIT Records 45 and the owner of the place I found it in said > "it's the >same song, but it doesn't sound like the same group." David, would love to hear this on Musica. I've heard it is the same group also. If I remember correctly, KOMA played this song pre-MGM as on Youngstown records. Maybe this was the HIT records version too, but more likely the MGM one. Lastly, just when you think vinyl is in "comeback" mode, it is being killed by an unexpected (to me anyway) source! Not only that, but magnetic tape in the US is now not being made either! What does this mean for us who have 1000 tapes and will always need a cassette player for them? In the article below, you can read that Bob Irwin was quite surprised by the New York vinyl plant closure that pressed Sundazed vinyl as well as Sony and others. If you've heard Sundazed's vinyl, you'll know that it is amazing compared to the vinyl of the old days. As to whether Sundazed will continue its' vinyl production elsewhere, I put an email in to Bob, but haven't heard anything. If I do, I'll let you know. "It's sad these changing times"--quote from John Wayne's "McClintock" movie set in the 1800's. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 12:05:34 -0800 (PST) From: Mike Dugo Subject: Dino, Desi, Billy ... & Lucy David: > Did Dino, Desi and Billy ever appear on "The Lucy Show"? If so, > that would be a nice episode to see, since "The Lucy Show" is > another program that you see a lot on those cheapo DVDs. David - I've often times wondered this myself but so far research seems to indicate that they did not appear. Makes you wonder "why not"? Of course, if I'm incorrect and they did in fact appear, please come forward with the details. Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 15:21:21 EST From: John Fox Subject: "Surfin'" Previously: > ... another surf record debuted on KFWB the same week as "Surfin'"! > The Mar-Kets' "Surfers Stomp" beat the BBoys out of the gate on > Dec 29, 1961 jumping on at #27 while the Beach Boys debuted at #33. Interesting, in that the "Surfin'" lyrics mention the Surfer's Stomp (at least the dance, if not the record). John Fox -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 15:26:46 EST From: Paul Urbahns Subject: Gentrys on Hit now playing on musica David wrote: > I just recently found a copy of "Keep On Dancing" by the Gentrys > on a HIT Records 45 and the owner of the place I found it in said > "it's the same song, but it doesn't sound like the same group." It's those Nashville Katz striking again. It's the usual Nashville session musicians mentioned in other posts (Cason, Russell, White) but the label is misprinted. I thought it might be an early version at first partially because the single is mono and HIts at that time were stereo. But the stereo version poped up on an album and it is just another great sound-a-like for the Hit factory. Since we haven't had a Hit on line for a while I posted the stereo version to Musica for your enjoyment. Hit did that song in about 45 minutes total time and no overdubs. Flip that record over and listen to a great version of A Lovers Concerto done at the same session. Good Stuff! Paul Urbahns the Hit man -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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