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Spectropop - Digest Number 1869

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Motown in the UK
           From: Dave Monroe 
      2. Re: K & K
           From: Dave Monroe 
      3. Mamas and Papas on PBS
           From: Bill Mulvy 
      4. Re: Byrds vs Searchers
           From: Alan (Albabe) Gordon 
      5. Re: "Twelfth Of Never" / "I Gave My Love A Cherry"
           From: James Day 
      6. Re: Lou Christie fans ??
           From: Larry Bromley 
      7. S'popper Steve Jarrell on XM Radio this Wednesday, too.
           From: Skip Woolwine 
      8. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update
           From: Martin Roberts 

Message: 1 Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 11:02:36 -0800 (PST) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Re: Motown in the UK Richard Williams asked: > Can anyone out there help me with the precise dates of the > Motown Revue's first UK tour, and with the exact personnel > of the Earl Van Dyke Sextet which accompanied The Supremes, > The Miracles and Martha & The Vandellas? >From Martha Reeves and Mark Bego, "Dancing In The Street: Confessions Of A Motown Diva" (Hyperion, 1994): "Our Motown Revue British tour featured not only Martha & The Vandellas, but also The Miracles, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, and The Supremes. We opened the 21-day, twice-nightly tour at Finsbury Park in Astoria, London, on March 20, and concluded it on April 12 at the Guildhall in Portsmouth." That's 1965. Still working on those musicians, but I'm pretty sure they put in a "Ready Steady Go!" appearance along the way as well, if that's of any help. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 11:25:06 -0800 (PST) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Re: K & K Speaking of K & K, can anyone give me any info on The Kasnat [sic] Katz Fighter Squadron's "Pickin' Up Sticks"? Was this a French-only release? I have a picture-sleeved 45 on A/Z, but can find very little about it. Thanks! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 15:16:08 -0600 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Mamas and Papas on PBS To All Spectopoppers: The Mamas and The Papas PBS special "California Dreaming" airs tonight for the first time in the Chicago area. It may be airing nationally as well. Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 12:04:22 -0800 From: Alan (Albabe) Gordon Subject: Re: Byrds vs Searchers Mark J wrote: > McGuinn has said that he "thought" that they [Searchers] were using > a 12-string, and he also was impressed by Harrison's 12-string used > in "A Hard Day's Night." The song [Needles and Pins] even affected > Gene to write "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better." Both songs use the same "A" configuration... virtually the same chord- lick. In a band I was in way back in those golden days, we used to do those two tunes back to back/connected. They kinda work together as a "f*** you" medley. Then sometimes we would follow them with an R&R/ bluesy version of Tony Bennett's "I Wanna Be Around." peace, ~albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 11:39:26 -0800 (PST) From: James Day Subject: Re: "Twelfth Of Never" / "I Gave My Love A Cherry" I wasn't around at the time but if memory serves me and did some research at the time Mathis made the recording it was written during the Civil War years 1860s. James -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 12:37:52 -0800 (PST) From: Larry Bromley Subject: Re: Lou Christie fans ?? Stewart Epstein: > Any Lou Christie fans out there?? One right here. We saw Mr. Lou almost twenty years ago, in Ft. Lauderdale. He hedlined a show, with the Crystals (including one original member) put on by my high school. He told a story about how he hit those high notes, demonstrating by grabbing a certain part of his anatomy, real hard. :) This show was for a CATHOLIC high school, with the principal attending. Lou must have known her, since he apologized in advance. Though the spelling of his name was different, I asked if Lou might be related to a faculty member, which led him to do that show. He answered by saying it was, "A friend of a friend." The show cost $25.00, which was money well spent. One thing I couldn't bring myself to tell him was that I enjoyed his music when I was in high school, 1967-71, since the show was in 1989. Since then I has seen him on the PBS oldies reunions, where his voice is amazingly still in working order. Side note: After the show, we had the pleasure of meeting both Lou and the Crystals. We couldn't figure out which Crystal was the original, since whoever she was still looked great. Age is a number that tells how long you have lived in this world, not how to live in it. Larry Bromley good day! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 20:58:10 -0600 From: Skip Woolwine Subject: S'popper Steve Jarrell on XM Radio this Wednesday, too. My previous post: > If you have XM Satellite Radio, be sure to listen this Wednesday 3/16 > to Channel 60, XM's classic soul station "Soul Street" from 4-6pm > Central Time. Soul Street Program Director and afternoon drive > personality Bobby Bennett is planning an afternoon of Beach Music, > and has arranged for "Grammy Award Winner" / "Beach Music Hall Of > Fame Member" Clifford Curry to do a live call-in interview around 5pm > Central. Addendum: Also during Wednesday's broadcast, listen for Nashville Spectropopper and air personality Steve Jarrell, during XM Radio Soul Street Ch 60's 4p-6p Beach Music Special, at about 4:30pm Central. Steve is also a member of the Beach Music Hall of Fame, and leader of the "Sons of the Beach" (and one of the leading SOBs I know ;^D) His humility prevents him from posting this himself. Go, Daddy-o, go! Skip Woolwine {:^D} -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 20:09:24 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update Another cracking Terry Melcher, Jack Nitzsche and Emil O'Connor collaboration is playing on the home page. The last one I played, the Phil Spector co-composed "Some Of Your Lovin", drew a heavy mail bag. I think "There's A Time" may do the same. Also linked from the home page is Ace Records' press release for "Hearing Is Believing: The Jack Nitzsche Story" CD - release date is March 28th: Jack Nitzsche On the Radio is playing the KHJ Jingle, No.6: Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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