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Spectropop - Digest Number 1870

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Free computer XM radio and free Rhapsody Radio
           From: Bill Mulvy 
      2. Wayne Newton
           From: Austin Roberts 
      3. Re: Tandyn Almer
           From: Gary Myers 
      4. "Sugar And Spice" remembrances
           From: Bill Mulvy 
      5. Re: "Sugar & Spice" remembrances
           From: Javed Jafri 
      6. Premier Albums
           From: Paul Urbahns 
      7. Cameo-Parkway; "Love Is Strange"; Susan Cowsill; Worcester radio; "12th of Never"; "Ray"
           From: Country Paul 
      8. Re: Myths? (Jimmy Page)
           From: Eddy 
      9. Re: Myths? (Jimmy Page)
           From: Eddy 
     10. Mugwumps
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     11. Re: Myths? (Jimmy Page)
           From: Joe Nelson 
     12. "Welcome Home"
           From: Julio Niño 
     13. Jim McGuinn; WORC again; Susan Cowsill again; Poptones
           From: Country Paul 
     14. "Love Is Strange"
           From: Robert Pingel 
     15. Oprah annoys / Shirelles snub
           From: Anthony Arena 
     16. Re: Chubby Checker @ musica
           From: Einar Einarsson Kvaran 
     17. Re: Myths? (Jimmy Page)
           From: Einar Einarsson Kvaran 
     18. Singer Lyn Collins Dies at 56
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     19. Re: Original Crystal
           From: Anthony Arena 
     20. The Grammy-winning Clifford Curry
           From: Skip Woolwine 
     21. Re: Myths? (Jimmy Page)
           From: Gary Myers 
     22. The Grammy-winning Clifford Curry
           From: Ed Salamon 
     23. Early Girls 4
           From: S'pop Projects 
     24. Re: K & K
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     25. Re: Susan Cowsill solo
           From: Neil Hever 

Message: 1 Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 14:54:50 -0600 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Re: Free computer XM radio and free Rhapsody Radio Skip Woolwine: > 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. Just want to let everyone know that as of 4/1/05, anyone who has an XM radio subscription can also receive the same programming on their computer free of charge. Also anyone who uses Comcast cable internet service can receive Rhapsody radio free of charge. Similar to XM and Sirius Rhapsody radio features many stations playing all sorts of different music from 50s to 90s, jazz, country, you name it. It allows you to program your own stations with up to ten different artists. It then compliments your choices with others it deems of a similar nature. After all this bubblegum - Rare Breed talk, I programmed my own Bubblegum station featuring the Ohio Express, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Lemon Pipers etc. It added songs from groups like Edison Lighthouse, Cowsills, Monkees, Rubinos, Tommy James, and the Archies. One nice feature is that if you don't like the song, you can skip it and another songs starts. This can be done up to ten times. The songs played are lesser known as well as popular fare. I heard many rarer Cowsills' songs before I ever heard "Hair" or "Indian Lake". A photo of the album appears as well as a listing of all tracks. Some albums have 30 second snippets for you to hear the songs and download for .99 each if so desired. Make sure you use the ten band graphic equalizer which I think sounds better than the Windows Media Player one. You can use it to play any song on your PC also. Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 16:22:39 -0500 From: Austin Roberts Subject: Wayne Newton Mikey: > Austin, While you were on Chelsea, Wayne Newton was there too, > and made some excellent records like "Pour Me A Little Wine". > Did you ever get a chance to talk to Wayne during this period? > Wayne's stuff on Chelsea was really good. The only one people > remember is "Daddy Dont You Walk So Fast", but his other songs > were almost as good. Wayne Newton is a class act. Bobby Hart, Wes Farrell and I wrote a song called HELP ME HELP YOU, which became one of Wayne's singles on Chelsea. When the record came out he had a Limo pick Bobby, Danny and myself (Wes was in New York at the time) in Hollywood; the Limo took us to the airport and we flew to Las Vegas in Wayne's jet. There he had a limo pick us up at the airport and bring us to the Penthouse suite at the Frontier where he was headlining. He then had us brought in to the midnight show, like we were `high rollers'; given the best table in the house. Then about halfway through his show, which was fantastic, he stopped looked out at the audience and said he wanted to recognize three of his friends who had written his new single. He the had a pinspot put on each of us individually, and told the audience some of the things the 3 of us had had, together and apart (I'm afraid at that time, I had the shortest list). This was in 1972 or 1973 and I can still remember how great he was to us. He did the song right after the introductions and then after the show he invited us back to this huge trailer he had attached to the Hotel. He locked the door and we all talked for about 3 hours. What a great event for us! Austin R. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 16:33:33 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Tandyn Almer Joyce: > In a fit of curiosity I did some research on Tandyn Almer's > whereabouts since the 70's ... FWIW, he was a Mensa member circa 1980 (and living here in SoCal at that time). I got his number and called him once back then. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 15:11:09 -0600 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: "Sugar And Spice" remembrances Roy Clough: > I do actually have a copy of The Cryan' Shames' version of "Sugar > and Spice" - not a patch on The Searchers' version, but then again, > if you looked at the link you will see I am slightly biased. Always liked "Needles And Pins", "Walk In The Room" and "Bumblebee". I believe another Chicago area group, The Buckinghams did "Sweets For My Sweet" on their first album "Kind of A Drag". Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 22:30:15 -0800 From: Javed Jafri Subject: Re: "Sugar & Spice" remembrances Max Weiner: > Being from Chicago myself, I am well aquainted with the Cryan Shames, > as well as the NC6, the Shadows of Knight & and of course, the > Buckinghams. This website might give your freind and insight on the > Cryan Shames. I always loved the guitar on Sugar and Spice. But if I > remember right, "I Wanna Meet You" was their biggest hit: > I think "Sugar and Spice" was the Shames biggest national and international hit (if Canada counts) topping out at around number 48 on Billboard. The only other song of theirs that topped number 70 was "It Could Be We're in Love" a great song by the way and a soft rock classic in my opinion. The time between the two songs was about two years and they exemplify the evolution of pop rock during that era perfectly. Like the Journey from "Satisfaction" to "Dandelion" (and yes some would argue de-evolution in this case) or "Ticket to Ride" to "Strawberry Fields" or "You Baby" to "Do You Know What I Mean". Lots went on in between in a short span of time. Javed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 00:54:23 +0000 From: Paul Urbahns Subject: Premier Albums Matthew wrote: > Attack Records was distributed by Premier Albums with a 1650 Broadway > address. Always assumed K&K were behind the label, which had very > few releases -- 2 by Rare Breed and 2 by The Music Explosion -- > anyone aware of any others? The label was resurrected in 1970 for > the final 1910 Fruitgum Company single "Lawdy Lawdy". Tall Paul comments: There had to be only one Premier Albums in New York City and I am really shocked to hear they were remotely affilitated with new artists. I have quite a few albums on the Coronet label which was a divison of Premier Albums. Coronet (and everything else I have seen affilitated with Premier) was promotionally priced elcheapo Lps that sold in stores for about 77 cents to 99 cents retail. Never seen one priced over a dollar. The reason I have a bumch of them is because they licensed old tracks of name artists before they got popular (a la Pickwick LPs) and issued new Lps collecting some interesting a rare songs to someone like me. But a rip off to the casual fan thinking they have current Neil Sedaka, Lou Christie, or Frankie Valli records. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 23:56:15 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Cameo-Parkway; "Love Is Strange"; Susan Cowsill; Worcester radio; "12th of Never"; "Ray" Martin Nathan: Re: The Cameo Parkway Story (1957-1967) > I intend to buy the set. I've waited so long, like everyone else. > However, I can't believe what they left off. How could they not > include "Sway" or "Let's Limbo Some More"....Another obscurity: > "Oo-kook-a-Boo" by the Tip Tops. That one sounds pretty cool! any chance of it finding its way to musica? And, about the "missing stuff' - maybe they're saving it for Volume 2! Billy G Spradlin Re: The Cameo Parkway Story (1957-1967): > I would have love to had...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).... I don't remember - did "The Weekend's Here" (his rewriting of "Dancin' In The Street") make it into the box set? That's a good post-Twist Chubby track! Phil Milstein: > Phil's got some cool new stuff up. I don't know who does the "unidentified" "Love Is Strange" version - where Mickey and Sylvia call each other, here it's "Dinah" and "Brooksie," and she "calls" him by saying "You got what it takes," after their duet hit. So maybe it's really Ms. Washington and Mr. Benton. However, it sounds to my ears like it could be a note-for-note budget version, but looser and lower production value. The living-room demo of the same song by Buddy Holly is very revealing, although I think the Fireballs did a very sympathetic overdub to this for the Reminiscing album. Neil Hever: > ...Susan Cowsill...has an excellent CD called "Just Believe it"... > really an excellent pop/AAA recording. Laura Pinto, thanks for her website, , and thanks for the heads-up Neil. The samples sound really good. "Just Believe It" sounds great; think I might buy the CD. Martin Nathan wrote: > A simple little pop song by a young girl group around March 1968 > on WTAG in Worcester, Mass-  JB replied: > As a guy whose grandparents lived in Worcester and who spent the 50's > in Westboro, I didn't think WTAG was a music station. I thought it was > the 'news' station and WORC ("ORC instant news, ORC instant news") was > the music station. Is my mind messed up? In the 60s, as I remember DXing a bit from Providence, WTAG (owned by the Telegram and Gazette, which was one newspaper) linked its news and talk programs with an uptempo middle-road format similar to WJAR in Providence. WORC was an impressive operation - playing lots of different music from a very deep record library, with lots of instant requests. But unfortunately, I can't help with the song Martin is questing after. Martin again: > Another station (unfortunately forgotten) was WAAB-AM -- a great > station, but always in the shadow of WORC. I worked there for two weekends at the end of 1971; they offered me a full-time job, but I went to WHCN in Hartford instead. (Even WAAB's program director said that was the better move!) JB again, re: "Twelfth of Never": > Did Johnny Mathis do that one? Because the title really resonates but > I can't call up the melody. Which is unusual for me.... Indeed, Mathis did a lush 4/4 version arranged by Glenn Osser who was greatly responsible for Mathis' signature orchestral sound. (Dinning's version is spare and in 6/8.) The melody is the folk chestnut "I Gave My Love A Cherry" plus a then-newly-composed bridge. Finally, I rented the DVD of "Ray" with the extended music and extra scenes. Excellent - Jamie Foxx more than deserved that Oscar! Interesting portrayals of the young Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler, too. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:59:04 +0100 From: Eddy Subject: Re: Myths? (Jimmy Page) Lobby: > There was a bumper CD released in the UK that features all of Jim > P's session work - and it does include "You really.." and "I can't > Explain". Can't remember the details of CD at the moment! If you're referring to Jimmy Page and his heavy friends - Hip young guitar slinger (Sequel NEECD 486), it does include two tracks by the Kinks (Revenge & Bald headed woman), but not You really got me. And no Who at all, I'm afraid... Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:55:12 +0100 From: Eddy Subject: Re: Myths? (Jimmy Page) Here's an excerpt with Jimmy Page from Zig Zag magazine, December 1972. Not the definite word, but interesting nonetheless: Page: I was wondering why Shel Talmy got so involved with the session men he used to use, because quite often they just weren't necessary at all. For instance, I wasn't really needed on The Who's I can't explain session, but I was there - and all I managed to do was sneak in a couple of phrases on the B-side. Maybe Talmy used to have people like me standing by in case the group couldn't quite make it on the same level ...I mean, the Kinks didn't really want me around when they were recording. ZZ: Pete Townshend ackowledges your assistance on Can't explain, but Ray Davies is adamant that you played nothing but tambourine on any of the Kinks stuff. Page: That's fair enough - I didn't really do that much on the Kinks records...I know I managed to get a couple of riffs in on their album, but I can't really remember - I know that he didn't really approve of my presence. As for You really got me in particular, this is a track where the guitar part is also being claimed by Big Jim Sullivan! Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 21:29:44 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Mugwumps Does anyone know if the Mugwumps who weigh in with a song "Sunset Sally" on Tower's "Riot On Sunset Strip" soundtrack LP are the same Mugwumps of Cass Elliott / Denny Doherty / Jim Hendricks fame? If not, did that group record (and release) at all? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 11:35:21 -0500 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Myths? (Jimmy Page) Lobby: > There was a bumper CD released in the UK that features all of Jim > P's session work - and it does include "You really.." and "I can't > Explain". Can't remember the details of CD at the moment! Anyone can put out a CD. Getting the facts straight is another story. Shel Talmy, Ray and Dave Davies and even Page himself have all denied him playing guitar on YRGM. He did contribute occasional rhythm guitar to Kinks tracks (Dave Davies took all the solos), but his contribution to YRGM was limited to tambourine. That is Page playing rhythm on "I Can't Explain", opting for second position barre chords instead of the first position open chords Pete Townshend always played live. Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 10:26:01 -0000 From: Julio Niño Subject: "Welcome Home" Hola Everybody. James Botticelli: > ...I came across Jeff Barry's "Welcome Home." I paid the .50 for it > and brought it down to my booth. I recognized the melody instantly > but couldn't place the artist I'd heard sing it. Anyone?... Hola James, I love that song. I can remember right now two versions of it: one by Shelley Fabares (on Colpix, I think) and another one by The Brook Brothers for Pye Records. Both are great. Chao. I´m going to keep on pretending that I´m working. Julio Niño. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 00:45:48 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Jim McGuinn; WORC again; Susan Cowsill again; Poptones Artie Wayne Re: Byrds vs. Searchers > 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. And lest we forget, Artie, that's Jim carrying the bass on the cover of the Chad Mitchell Trio On Campus album on Kapp. (Playing it, too.) Dave O'Gara: > WORC....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. Your station was famous for its huge playlist and its good taste. I remember visiting and being amazed at the aisles and aisles of records, all neatly organized so that the DJ could almost instantly find what he was looking for. And with the "instant request" call-ins, they needed to! Joe Nelson: > Any chance you remember a disc out around the spring/summer of > '73? The hook was "I forgot towish you a happy birthday, baby"; > not sure of the title or artist. I asked a 1960s WBRU discussion group for leads on this as well; I'll post any answers I get (if any); I know a couple of pop music junkies are on board there. John Benda: > [Susan Cowsill's] "Just Believe It" was high on my Best Of list > for 2004. I can't recommend this disc highly enough for > Spectropoppers. Readily available from both Susan's website > [] and (it was released on the > Blue Rose label in the U.K.) Susan also has a collection of > demos made in preparation for this disc available on her > website, including a stellar "Don't Worry Baby." Many of the samples posted are great; I just ordered the CD. Joe Foster Subject: This just in.... > The fantastic 'From the Vaults' reissues of The Byrds, Joey Stec, > The Millennnium, Curt Boettcher and Sandy Salisbury are now available > at the Poptones shop. Get them fast though! Their licenses end at the > end of April and will not be available for purchases after the end of > April!.... To hear some of > these psychedelic treats just go to our MP3 blog here: > I did. Wish I had a lot of money to buy 'em all! (Just dropped this week's "allowance" on Susan Cowsill!) Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 08:37:56 -0800 (PST) From: Robert Pingel Subject: "Love Is Strange" Phil X Milstein wrote: > I'm hoping one of y'all can help me ID the M/F duo singing the > version of "Love Is Strange" I posted there a few days ago. In the > dialogue break the singers seem to call each other "Dinah" and > "Preshy," but that can't really be it, can it? They're saying "Dinah" and "Brooksie" (apparently referring to Dinah Washington and Brook Benton). Very shortly after, they then reference the song "Baby, You've Got What It Takes". However this duo is definitely NOT Brook Benton and Dinah Washington. They actually sound closer to Mickey & Sylvia. A live version perhaps? Rob Pingel -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:25:56 -0800 (PST) From: Anthony Arena Subject: Oprah annoys / Shirelles snub Yesterday, I happened to watch an annoying interview Oprah conducted with Amber Fry, (the blonde lady who was wooed by Scott Petersen while Laci Peterson was missing and presumed dead.) Oprah asked Amber..."The first time you had sex with Scott Peterson, did it remind you of that old Roberta Flack song, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" I found that extremely annoying. Probably because Oprah presents herself as such an authority on any & every topic. But NO ONE should associate that song with anyone other than The Shirelles. It was they, after all, who introduced it, and had the monster #1 hit with it. I might even accept it if someone called it an old Carole King song... since Carole wrote it, (and also evetually performed it later on.) But I cannot under any circumstances accept anyone calling it an 'old Roberta Flack song,' especially not on national TV. If I'm not mistaken, Ms. Flack's version only reached a low #77 on the charts. And it is barely (if at all) remebererd by anyone as an important rendition in any way. And besides....I LOVE The Shirelles! If I were Amber Fry, and if I was asked that annoying question, I'd have to say..."You mean that old Shirelles song, don't you, Oprah?" But needless to say, Ms. Fry would not correct her. Nor, I suppose, should I have expected her to. But ....c'mon....that old Roberta Flack song? And Oprah's supposed to be this big Ms. Know-it-all. Gimme a break. Thanks Spectropoppers, for letting me vent by irritation. Tony A. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:53:32 -0800 (PST) From: Einar Einarsson Kvaran Subject: Re: Chubby Checker @ musica Matt Spero wrote: > . . . I just posted "At The Discotheque by Chubby Checker The > A side is Let's Do The Freddie . . . Surely "Let's Do the Freddie" was written for Freddie & the Dreamers? It's odd that anyone else would even try it. Einar -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 09:59:15 -0800 (PST) From: Einar Einarsson Kvaran Subject: Re: Myths? (Jimmy Page) Jimmy Page is listed as a co-author of the song "Revenge" on the Kinks' first album, so he was there. It's more aquestion of what he played at these sessions. Einar -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 18:45:40 -0000 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Singer Lyn Collins Dies at 56 Singer Lyn Collins Dies at 56 by The Associated Press March 15, 2005 Los Angeles -- Lyn Collins, whose funky vocals landed her a spot in James Brown's stage show and the nickname "Female Preacher", died of cardiac arrhythmia Sunday, said her son. She was 56. Collins, whose voice also was sampled in the 1980s hip-hop hit "It Takes Two", died Sunday night at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, her son Bobby Jackson said Monday. Collins, who lived in Abilene, Texas, was visiting the Los Angeles area after having returned from a tour in Europe last month. She was due to start touring again next month. Collins took up singing as a teenager. At 14, she married a man who worked as the local promoter for the James Brown Revue. Brown heard Collins sing and in 1970 she was invited to join his traveling show. Her powerful voice led Brown to nickname her the "Female Preacher", and two years later, she cut her first solo album, "Think (About It)". In 1975, Collins released "Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now". Over the years, Collins' songs have also appeared in various compilations, but it was hip-hop duo Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock who exposed Collins' work to a new generation when they sampled one of her songs for their 1988 hit "It Takes Two". Since then, other contemporary R&B and rap artists have also mined Collins' songs, including rapper Ludacris. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 11:44:00 -0800 (PST) From: Anthony Arena Subject: Re: Original Crystal Larry Bromley: > After the show, we had the pleasure of meeting both Lou (Christie) > and the Crystals. We couldn't figure out which Crystal was the > original, since whoever she was still looked great. The original Crystal you saw was probably Dee Dee. Her Crystals group performs under the name. The only other Crystal I'm aware of who continues to perform is La La Brooks, but Lala performs solo under her own name, as "Lala Brooks, lead singer of The Crystals." I've seen both acts but prefer Lala's act because she was the actual lead singer of most of those songs like Da Doo Ron Ron and Then He Kissed Me. I don't think Dee Dee ever sang lead in the Crystals until she took over the Crystals group for the purposes of the rock-n-roll reunion circuit. The other lead singer, Barbara, doesn't perfom as far as I know. And of course Darlene Love sang lead on two Crystals hits as well, and she often perfoms those Crystals hits in concert. Tony A. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 13:49:26 -0600 From: Skip Woolwine Subject: The Grammy-winning Clifford Curry Phil X. Milstein wrote: > I am not able to pick up that show, but am curious about Curry's > career. "She Shot A Hole In My Soul" is one of the biggest of Beach > Music hits, yet I've never heard of any other Clifford Curry releases, > on the B.M. scene (if you'll pardon the abbreviation) or elsewhere. > Could that possibly be his only good record? Clifford Curry's "We're Gonna Hate Ourselves In the Morning" and "(Baby Won't You) Shag With Me" have also become staples of the Beach Music scene. "Hate Ourselves" was the B side of "She Shot A Hole" and recorded in 1967 at the same session. Both songs had horn arrangements written by Bergen White, but they were so enthused about how the recording of "She Shot a Hole" had turned out, they decided to forego recording the horn track for "Hate Ourselves". Some radio stations in the Carolinas flipped to the B side, and "Hate Ourselves" gathered a cult beach following. It was written by Arthur Alexander and Dale Ward and published by Buzz Cason and Bobby Russell's 'Rising Sons Music'. "Shag with Me" was recorded about 1980, and produced by former WNOX-Knoxville DJ Rob Galbraith (who in 1967 sent "Sweet Clifford" to Buzz Cason in Nashville in the first place). "Shag" (for our friends in the UK) is a DANCE, by the way... Not an Austin Powers euphemism. "Shag w/me" was written by Archie Jordan (writer of Ronnie Milsap's "Almost Like a Song", "What a Difference You've Made In My Life" and other huge hits). Skip Woolwine -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 12:10:57 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Myths? (Jimmy Page) Artie Wayne: > As far as Jimmy playing the intro on "Hard Days Night", it seemed > possible, since the guitar figure was so intricate. I'm not sure what you're referring to here, Artie, as there is no real "figure", just one (sus4) chord. Some guy recently did some kind of scientific sound analysis to try to figure out how they got that exact sound, but it's still just one chord (albeit, a chord that was new to most of us at the time ). gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 19:27:42 -0000 From: Ed Salamon Subject: The Grammy-winning Clifford Curry Clifford Curry has an exceptional ability to write and sing songs that capture the sensibility of Beach Music, and he continues to record in that vein. However, my favorite Clifford Curry song is a great vocal group ballad he wrote and sang as lead of the Five Pennies, "Mr. Moon" on Savoy. Ed Salamon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 19:09:34 -0000 From: S'pop Projects Subject: Early Girls 4 New @ S'pop Recommends Early Girls, Vol 4 Reviewed by Country Paul Payton An excerpt: Top 40 radio from 1954 to 1964 covered many different genres of music; you'd find middle-road, pop, rock'n'roll, and even some R & B on many mainstream stations. Thus, it makes sense that this wide-ranging CD includes tracks as diverse as Debbie Reynolds' "Tammy", the Teddy Bears' "Oh Why", Annie Laurie's "It Hurts To Be In Love", Doris Day's "Secret Love", Brenda Lee's "Dum Dum" and Mary Ann Fisher's "I Can't Take It". Let me first qualify my comments by saying that I don't have, nor have seen the track lists to, the first three volumes of this series. But this CD stands by itself on very strong legs, firmly rooted in many categories. Full Review: Enjoy, The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 18:00:08 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: K & K Correction: I wrote: > (K & K) were much more promoters/managers/marketers than they were > businessmen. I wrote the above which is a brain disconnect and an oxymoron. Where I wrote "businessmen", I actually meant to write "music men". They were businessmen above and beyond anything else as far as I could tell. Dumbo, Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 23:16:40 -0000 From: Neil Hever Subject: Re: Susan Cowsill solo Artie et al, Yes, it is a mystery - why hasn't a label picked up the new Susan Cowsill CD? Part of my job as a music PD is to select CDs for our AAA programming. You couldn't pick a better CD for AAA radio play. Susan is a "heritage" artist, a great singer and a damn good writer. We also played the new Nancy Sinatra CD. She had some help from great players like Calexico. I'll hazard a guess and say that Susan and Nancy are not taken seriously by people in the industry perhaps owing to their pop background. And that is a very short-sighted way of looking at things. Neil Hever - PD WDIY -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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