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There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: more Mark Thatcher to musica
           From: Lyn Nuttall 
      2. Re: Luther Dixon aka Barney Williams
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      3. Re: Luther Dixon aka Barney Williams
           From: George Schowerer 
      4. Re: The Flirtations
           From: Dave Monroe 
      5. Claire and Artie sitting in a tree ... etc
           From: Clark Besch 
      6. Re: Both sides covered
           From: Norm D Plume 

Message: 1 Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 09:55:54 -0000 From: Lyn Nuttall Subject: Re: more Mark Thatcher to musica Tom Diehl wrote: > "Tell Him You've Got Someone Else"... My copy is in horrible shape, > but I cleaned it up Now, that I like! (And it sounds as good as or better than most of the 45s in my so-called collection.) Thanks for the chance to hear it. I see that it has been accommodated under the Northern Soul umbrella: perhaps there is a N.S. aficionado here who can throw some light on the mysterious Mr Thatcher. (Of course, these days, Net searches inevitably throw up the latest on Sir Mark.) As for "Do The Blue Beat", it's an odd little artefact, a bit hard to warm to, so "Tell Him You've Got Someone Else" is a striking contrast. Lyn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 15:55:29 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Luther Dixon aka Barney Williams Alan Warner wrote: > As I understand it, Barney Williams is Luther Dixon's brother and > is credited as co-writer on the Shirelles hit song "Baby It's You" > alongside Burt Bacharach and Mack David, Hal's brother. Hell, with all that goin' on it's a wonder Burt didn't credit HIS brother on the song! Thanks for clearing up the Barney Williams mystery for me, though. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 13:15:40 -0800 (PST) From: George Schowerer Subject: Re: Luther Dixon aka Barney Williams Alan Warner wrote: > As I understand it, Barney Williams is Luther Dixon's brother and > is credited as co-writer on the Shirelles hit song BABY IT'S YOU > alongside Burt Bacharach and Mack David, Hal's brother. Alan: As a recording engineer, I recorded many of Luther Dixson's records throughout the late 50's and thru 70. He was a quiet, reserved gentleman of extroadinary talent for making records and some of the greatest sessions with name artists. Is Luther still alive and / or active in records ?? My activities with Dolby and other career activities managed to get me out of touch with so many in the recording field...and we have lost many friends along the way ...that I'm trying to find them before they too are gone. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, George Schowerer -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 13:26:19 -0800 (PST) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Re: The Flirtations James wrote: > Legendary Girl Group Singers came across another "Blues and Soul" > article from 1974 promoting the Flirtations' single "Dirty Work." > I can post the article if anyone wants it icludes a rare picture > of the group. Please! "Nothing but a Heartbreak," especially, is a monster! But that and another, rather less bombastic 45 (can't even recall title), are all I know, so ... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 18:22:51 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Claire and Artie sitting in a tree ... etc Bobster wrote: > When I was a kid we had the HIT 45 of "Walk Right In" by The Music > City Singers." My mom had purchased the 45, probably not realizing > that she was getting ripped off and that she did not have The > Rooftop Singers on Vanguard. Bobster, as far as I recall, I was all poised to buy "She's A Fool" at our local Woolworth's store in Dodge City for.39 from a new rack that sat perpendicular to the "normal" 45 rack. The new rack was filled with only Hit records and faced the street entrance so it was easy to spot right away. Anyway, I had been wanting to buy "She's a Fool" and here it was for .39! Altho at age 7, I could likely be forgiven for being taken in so quickly, I had indeed already bought songs like "Volare" by Bobby Rydell and "Apple blossum Time" by the Platters for .39 as "oldies" when they would have this huge round red 2 inch .39 sticker they folded over the top of a sleeve only to ruin pic sleeves. Anyway, these had been the "right" versions, so why not this new song? Maybe it was a "sale"!! Just as I was pulling the record out of the rack and ready to dig deep for 4 bits, my brother came up and said "don't buy that, those aren't the real hits". I'd never heard of such a thing, but rotten brother of mine (they all were rotten when you were a kid, right?) had saved me! Phil Milstein wrote: > I can't fathom why an intro time would be listed on a B-side at all, > let alone on the B but not on the A. (Not having played the record > yet, I suppose it's possible that the A starts "cold," i.e. with no > intro, but that's a longshot.) Were intro times ever broken out on > stock copies of records? Phil, my guess is like you said. a cold start on A side. It sure seems like I have store copies with intros listed quite often, but not sure I can think of any specifically. It may not seem so strange in that often, radio stations got store copies of 45s instead of or even besides Dj promos or often companies just stamped Promo copy on a store copy. Tony Waitekus (and others) said: > Lawrence Welk's Dick Dale had been on Welk's TV show for many years > as a singer and sax player. He was hired by Welk from the polka band > The Six Fat Dutchmen. The surf guitar Dick Dale is a different person. Tony and others, thanks for clearing that up. I know Deltones Dick Dale has been out in the public eye since "Pulp Fiction" and just thought this was some new venture of his. Glad it's not. Claire Francis wrote: > Artie, so tell me...are we cosmically connected here in > CyberSpectroLand? Claire and Artie sittin in a tree.....Hey, that's cool that you actually worked on a project in a distant way back in the 60's! Now, if we can hear it in CyberSpectroMusica....Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 03:57:51 -0800 (PST) From: Norm D Plume Subject: Re: Both sides covered Lyn Nuttall wrote: > The double-sided duplication is interesting: it reminds me of the > Diamonds covering both sides of The Rays' "Silhouettes " /"Daddy > Cool," but no doubt there are other cases. To get the list going: Wasn't "Early In The Morning" / "Now We're One" by Bobby Darin also covered by Buddy Holly as the same A & B? Norm D. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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