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Spectropop - Digest Number 1852

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The Dellwoods
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      2. March Updates
           From: Mike Dugo 
      3. Re:  Don Grady / Palace Guard
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      4. Re: Compatible Stereo
           From: Robert R. Radil 
      5. Re: Dodie Stevens
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      6. Re: Artie Wayne & the 5th Dimension
           From: Paul 
      7. Never mind Muscle Shoals, Pye Studios is being demolished!
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      8. Re: 8-track cartridges
           From: Bill Mulvy 
      9. Re: WKBW
           From: Robert R. Radil 
     10. Re: From Muscle Shoals to Chicago
           From: Anthony Parsons 
     11. Come To The Sunshine
           From: James Botticelli 
     12. Re: Low Grades - Uncredited?
           From: Joe Nelson 
     13. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop
           From: Martin Roberts 

Message: 1 Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 14:53:18 EST From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: The Dellwoods The Dellwoods apparently had another single on Big Top called "Don't Put Onions on Your Hamburger." I have to assume this was also from the "Worst of MAD" album, but the only one I've heard is "It's A Gas" (again courtesy of the novelty champ, Dr. Demento). Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 07:51:32 -0800 (PST) From: Mike Dugo Subject: March Updates The March updates to are now online. This month we feature the recollections of David Eagle of The Soup Greens (who recorded the "Pebbles" favorite "That's Too Bad" and a great cover of Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone"); and interviews with Gary Story of Michigan's Zookie & The Potentates and Joe Garrison of The Id. And...Coming Soon: The complete stories on Daze (IN), D-Men / Fifth Estate (CT), Sundown Collection (TX / CA), Friar Tuck & The Monks ( KS), Road Runners (CT), Noblemen (MI), Munx (OH), GTOs (OH), Eric & The Norsemen (KS), Rainbow Press (NY), Stark Naked & The Car Thieves (CA), Saturday's Garbage (NJ), Rubbles (NY), Yo Yos (NY), Peck's Bad Boys (NY), Kolor Korporation (FL), Just Us Five (OK), Daze Of The Week / Grotestque Mommies (WA), Nomads (NC) and more! Mike Dugo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 15:01:19 EST From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Don Grady / Palace Guard Mike Dugo: (re Don Grady not being a member of The Palace Guard) > it's been reported as such......but he was never actually a member > of the group. Mike, thank you. My mistake! I had him linked to "Falling Sugar" when they were on Orange-Empire. Did this terrific tune ever get on the LA charts? I've heard KHJ plugged it for a short time. It's an example of brilliant 1966 pop that never made the Hot 100; never even came close from what I understand. Co-penned by the fantastic Paul Leka. Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 20:39:15 -0000 From: Robert R. Radil Subject: Re: Compatible Stereo Joe Nelson: > Are you sure? Previous reads indicate the Columbia system was groove > based. Yet the mono master for CSNY's "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" was > created using the Haeco system. What use of the system described > (monaralizing the lower frequencies) would produce a straighht mono > master? Hi Joe, We're describing 2 different things here. The idea of monoing out the bass keeps most of the energy mono, making it easier for non-stereo cartridges to track while maintaining some stereo separation on stereo turntables. In the case of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", the single was completely mono. I believe in this case the mono mix was created by shifting the phase of the 2 stereo channels so that they are 90 deg. apart before combining. This would give a theoretically better mono mix without the center channel buildup. But in this case, it seems the bass is cut way back also. This wasn't necessary. Any comments from anyone in the business who could confirm or correct this? Bob Radil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 15:42:49 EST From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Dodie Stevens As Geraldine, she recorded briefly as a country artist on World Pacific. One of the 45s she released in '69 was an answer record to Kenny Rogers/ 1st Edition's hit "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town": "Billy, I've Got To Go To Town". The lyrics aren't what you'd call revelatory. The arrangement is nice, though, and it's definitely a collector's item! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 13:36:26 EST From: Paul Subject: Re: Artie Wayne & the 5th Dimension Have to echo Antone in praising 'Flashback'. Brilliant version of an amazing song, thanks Artie. Did anyone else record it? Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 15:46:58 EST From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Never mind Muscle Shoals, Pye Studios is being demolished! Richard Williams: > the old ATV building is being was the site of > Pye studios, where lots of important stuff was done in the 60s... That's even sadder to hear. Pye Studios and Pye Records gave us 'Murricans so much wonderful UK output. Like destroying the Capitol Records building in Hollywood (God forbid!) Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 15:17:43 -0600 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Re: 8-track cartridges Thank you all for the detailed explanations into the 8-track fades discussion. It now makes economic, if not, aesthetic sense, to me. Thankfully we don't have those issues anymore! I still miss my ELP "Karn Evil 9" pink-colored case 8-track cartridge though! That cartridge had a ton of memories for me. Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 20:55:47 -0000 From: Robert R. Radil Subject: Re: WKBW Country Paul wrote: > By the way, I may have posted here that WKBW Radio was back using > those call letters. I was informed by my friend Don Berns, who does > many of their promos, that those calls are owned by WKBW-TV, and > despite the similarity (and some of the same personnel) of the great > days of WKBW, the station's calls remain WWKB. Hi Paul, I understand from a contact of mine that they could have regained the WKBW call sign with the consent of WKBW-TV. But, from what he tells me, they wanted a large sum of money for this. Perhaps you could confirm this with Don. Perhaps I can ask Hank Nevins, KB PD, about this. But to listen to them, they are "WKBW" except for the legal ID. Check out their tribute web site: Bob Radil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 14:39:09 -0600 From: Anthony Parsons Subject: Re: From Muscle Shoals to Chicago Me, previously: > I figured that most of the stuff I played on, with the exception > of the sessions for the female trio Hot, was relegated to total > obscurity. Mike Rashkow: > Nice memories and anecdotes. Where do you live these days? Glad you enjoyed that, Mike. I've mentioned this before but I'm now in Chicago. Haven't played a union gig in years, even let my AFM membership lapse in 1995 due to financial problems at the time. I resigned on "good standing" though, so I can always get back in if need be. Am currently getting back into the community theatre scene here as a pit musician on flute, clarinet, piccolo and alto sax and am also playing clarinet with the Palatine Community Band, a top- notch group whose repertoire is actually challenging me musically for the first time in years. In addition to that, I'm also looking for a daytime job which will actually pay the rent, as I've been out of work for a year and a half. Tough times but I'm hanging in there. Thanks for asking! Sincerely, Antone -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 16:56:02 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Come To The Sunshine New from Rhino Records from their handmade series: Come To The Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets from the WEA Vaults 1. Harpers Bizarre - Come To The Sunshine 2. Pat Shannon - Candy Apple, Cotton Candy 3. The Salt - A Whole Lot Of Rainbows 4. The Morning Glories - Love-In 5. The Everly Brothers - Talking To The Flowers 6. The Munx - Our Dream 7. Lee Mallory - Take My Hand 8. The Association - Come On In 9. The Vogues - Just What I've Been Looking For 10. The Looking Glass - Silver And Sunshine 11. Anita Kerr Singers - Happiness 12. The Gas Company - If You Know What I Mean 13. The Cookies - Wounded 14. The Other Voices- Hung Up On Love 15. The Tokens - For All That I Am 16. The Street Corner Society - Summer Days, Summer Nights 17. The Bonniwell Music Machine - Discrepancy 18. The Holy Mackerel - Scorpio Red 19. Uncle Sound - Beverly Hills 20. Dino, Desi, & Billy - Tell Someone That You Love Them 21. The Addrisi Brothers - Time To Love 22. The Monkees - Someday Man 23. The Coronados - Trip To Loveland 24. The Gates Of Eden - No One WasThere Track 14 was co-produced by Mike Rashkow! Al Di La Jimmy Botticelli -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 17:42:29 -0500 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Low Grades - Uncredited? Richard: > Just wondering if anyone else wonders whether the featured tune "Low > Grades" by an uncredited demo group on the current set of tunes > available for listening is perhaps the Orlons? That bass singer sure > sounds like Stephen Caldwell who was the single male member of the > group. I'll try to pass along the track to Steve and see if he remembers a session of the sort. Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2005 18:02:36 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop The team currently have their proofing pencils poised over the forthcoming Terry Melcher pages. To prepare the ground, drum up interest, build the excitement to a fever pitch etc, Eddie Hodges, "Secret" is the Record of The Week at Also, check out the cover scan of "Hearing Is Believing - The Jack Nitzsche Story" CD. What a picture. The fifth KHJ jingle is playing On The Radio... Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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