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Spectropop - Digest Number 1866

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Zip & the Zippers / The Orlons
           From: James Botticelli 
      2. Re: "Sugar And Spice"
           From: James Botticelli 
      3. Re: Cameo-Parkway Story
           From: Nick Archer 
      4. Re: Myths?
           From: Artie Wayne 
      5. Re: Byrds vs. Searchers
           From: Artie Wayne 
      6. Re: The Cameo Parkway Story (1957-1967)
           From: Dave Monroe 
      7. WTAG / WORC
           From: Dave O'Gara 
      8. Re: Rare Breed "Beg Borrow And Steal"
           From: Bill Mulvy 
      9. Re: Tony Hatch AKA Fred Nightingale AKA Mark Anthony / The Searchers
           From: Roy Clough 
     10. Re: "I Gave My Love A Cherry ..."
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     11. S'pop Remembers
           From: The S'pop Team 

Message: 1 Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 10:11:46 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Zip & the Zippers / The Orlons Country Paul wrote: > My bid would be for "Where You Goin' Little Boy" by Zip & The Zippers > (really the Orlons primarily led by the bass). Thanks for that, CP. I have been housing a 45 called "This Gig" by Zip & The Zippers for 25 years, and always wondered about 'em. No more wondering! Not about them, anyway ... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 10:14:03 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: "Sugar And Spice" Bill Mulvy wrote: > They were a Chicago area group (USA) and received mostly regional > airplay.I think you would like them if you did hear them. They had > superb vocals and the guitar lick on "Sugar And Spice" is mid-'60s > heaven. For the record, the song was played on WMEX and WBZ here in Boston, and as I recall came out after The Searchers initially had a hit with it. JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 09:22:48 -0600 From: Nick Archer Subject: Re: Cameo-Parkway Story Martin Nathan wrote: > I can't believe what they left off. How could they not include > "Sway" or "Let's Limbo Some More". If Cameo-Parkway follows the Motown sequence to maximize their profits, they'll release the box set, then individual comps of each major artist, then "rarities and obscurities" discs for all of the Spectropoppers. I bet we'll still be waiting a while for some of these songs to appear on CD. Nick Archer Check out Nashville's classic pop and soft rock radio station SM95, now streaming at -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 08:50:04 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Myths? How ya'll doin'? Jimmy Page once told me that he played the 12-string intro on the Beatles "Hard Days Night"...but he also said that he played lead on the Kinks "You Really Got Me", which my friend, Kinks producer Shel Talmy denies. Does anyone know if this is just myth? regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 09:01:43 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Byrds vs. Searchers How ya' doin'? In 1963, Roger McGuinn [then known as Jim McGuinn] was considered one of America's foremost 12-string session guitarists. This is why I used him on the Joey Powers "Midnight Mary" album version of "Walk Right In". This was almost 2 years before he formed the Byrds. regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 10:00:43 -0800 (PST) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Re: The Cameo Parkway Story (1957-1967) Billy G Spradlin wrote: > Chubby Checker's "You Just Don't Know" and "At the Discoteque" > (just to show people he made a few good records after the twist > craze) "At the Discotheque," "Birdland," whatever are one thing, but THEN there's "Karate Monkey." It's got BOTH kinds, karate AND monkey. But I think his "Stoned in the Bathroom" was on London, so ... so, still good to see both Bobby Marchan's "Shake Your Tambourine" and Bob Seger's "Sock it to Me Santa" (!) on there. Dave M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 17:09:38 -0000 From: Dave O'Gara Subject: WTAG / WORC As someone who spent 25 years (1969-1994) at WORC in Worcester, I know first hand that WTAG was known for news and we were known for the music. But WTAG "did" play music between the news segments. What they didn't do, to the best of my knowledge, is play the kind of music that gets discussed here quite often. They generally followed the Top Forty charts of the day. WORC on the other hand, did what I'm sure a lot of our readers experienced in different parts of the country. They gave nearly everyone who released a record a shot on the air, especially local and regional acts. Hence, our music library was a treasure trove of 45's from the likes of The Cryan Shames; (Sugar and Spice is excellent as is the high-powered I Wanna Meet You), to other lower charting acts like Tracey Dey, Ginny Arnell, and scores of others. This is what makes Spectropop so amazing. Now I'm getting so much information about these artists that I grew up listening to and playing without ever really knowing anything about them. (How did we survive without the internet?). I only wish I could remember the girl group in question from the original post. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 12:25:57 -0600 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Re: Rare Breed "Beg Borrow And Steal" I think there are two versions. The mono 45 (faster) found on Nuggets CD. The album version in stereo found on Collectibles CD. Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 18:32:34 -0000 From: Roy Clough Subject: Re: Tony Hatch AKA Fred Nightingale AKA Mark Anthony / The Searchers Frank Murphy wrote: > Check here: Fine but this article has a number of incorrect entries. Johny Sandon was lead singer not Sarden as stated, early on. Tony Hatch actually conned The Searchers into recording Sugar and Spaice to some degree, telling them later he had wrote it. Don't Throw Your Love Away was an Orlons song not a Shirelles song. Minor points but let's just get them correct. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 19:38:34 -0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: "I Gave My Love A Cherry ..." TD Bell wrote: > Yes, Johnny Mathis sang "Twelfth Of Never". The melody and > sentiment are similar to "I Gave My Love A Cherry What Had No > Stone", which is why Bluto smashes the preppy folk-singer's > guitar in "Animal House". Played, by the way, by Stephen Bishop, of "On And On" fame. I always figured that casting to have been pointed at "smashing" the soft-pop sounds of the early '60s and mid- to late-'70s both in one fell swoop. Which makes Bishop a good sport, if nothing else. Toga toga toga, --Phil M. ---- NEW new posts: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 19:50:41 -0000 From: The S'pop Team Subject: S'pop Remembers Dear All, Alas, we have been kept busy updating the S'pop Remembers page. Obituaries added recently include: James Griffin: Ray Peterson: Jim Capaldi: Chris Curtis: Edward Patten: Tyrone Davis: Please take the time to read these tributes to departed heroes. R.I.P. The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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