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Spectropop - Digest Number 1881



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There are 25 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Dewayne Blackwell
           From: Austin Roberts 
      2. Jackie DeShannon request
           From: Antone 
      3. "Everlasting Love"
           From: Austin Roberts 
      4. nobody but the Beinz
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      5. Re: Everlasting remakes
           From: Howard Earnshaw 
      6. Re: Three Bells / Satin Bells
           From: John H 
      7. Peppermint Rainbow question
           From: Antone 
      8. Sandy Posey, Chips Moman, Box Tops, & B J Thomas
           From: Pres 
      9. "Everlasting Love"
           From: Steve Jarrell 
     10. Re: Kenny Young
           From: Artie Wayne 
     11. East West Pipeline/The Saint
           From: Max Weiner 
     12. Re: "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"
           From: Richard Hattersley 
     13. Les Fradkin
           From: Eddy 
     14. Ted Perlman, Producer/Arranger
           From: Laura Pinto 
     15. Re: Chubby remakes
           From: Joe Nelson 
     16. Debbie/Debra Swisher and other girl-group questions
           From: James Moniz 
     17. Re: Everlasting Remakes
           From: Paul Urbahns 
     18. "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"
           From: Richard Williams 
     19. Re: "Everlasting Love"
           From: Peter Lerner 
     20. The Drifters having sex @ musica
           From: Peter Andreasen 
     21. Re: "Everlasting Love", and Buzz Cason's other Aussie hits
           From: Lyn Nuttall 
     22. Paul Simon aka Jerry Landis CD
           From: Mick Patrick 
     23. Hit Records thread back from the dead
           From: Joe Nelson 
     24. The 4 Seasons' "Raven"
           From: Anthony Parsons 
     25. Goffin & King's "Easy To Love"
           From: Robert Pingel 


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Message: 1 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 15:57:19 -0500 From: Austin Roberts Subject: Dewayne Blackwell Stew: > I would LOVE to see one of the "still-together" rock bands of the > late-60s and early-70s do a remake and update of one of my favorite > songs---"Mr. Blue" by The Fleetwoods...my band ("Central Park West") > which had the hit called "Sweets For My Sweet" back in 1969 is no > longer together.....any takers?? I agree with you about Mr. Blue. A friend, Dewayne Blackwell, wrote that when he was 18 and submitted it to someone at Dolton (probably Bonnie Guitar, whose brothers were Gibson and Fender, I guess). Dewayne went on to write Fiends In Low Places and others. His brother wrote one of Sam The Sham's hits, possibly Lil' Red Riding Hood. Best, Austin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 21:57:28 -0000 From: Antone Subject: Jackie DeShannon request I wasn't able to join in during the recent discussion regarding The Searchers and Jackie DeShannon and their respective versions of Needles & Pins and other connections, but I did happen to be listening to CDs by both of them at that very time. I think both versions of N&P are superb and couldn't pick one over the other. In reading the liner notes of Jackie's EMI Legends Of Rock & Roll CD, I ran across a reference to my very favorite Jackie song which is not on the CD. That song was on the flip side of the second single issue of The Weight and it is called Effervescent Blue. I have a VERY scratchy copy of it and would love to have a clean one. Can anyone post this superb record to musica? I have played for friends who have a bit more contemporary taste in music and they all said it reminded them of Swing Out Sister. A couple of comments on The Searchers - I hadn't played their 30th Anniversary CD in several years, but the comments here upon Chris Curtis's passing had me interested. There were so many great songs I had forgotten but I was particularly taken with the unusually titled Popcorn Double Feature, an offbeat but very fine record. Also found it very interesting that on my CD shelf, The Searchers are right next to The Seekers! And in closing, a special thanks to Eddy for posting the personnel for Alma Cogan's Snakes & Snails. It makes it even more special to know those great musicians and singers were part of it. Sincerely, Antone -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 16:41:39 -0500 From: Austin Roberts Subject: "Everlasting Love" I'm not sure who the other singers on Robert Knight's version of "Everlasting Love" were but you can bet that one of the high singers was Buzz Cason, one of the writers as well as one of my closest friends since 1974. The song is one of the most played (counting all versions) of all time. Austin R. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 22:23:41 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: nobody but the Beinz Is the Human Beinz' version of "Nobody But Me" the first instance of feedback in an American hit record by an artist that did not come up through the psychedelic underground* (i.e., Who, Hendrix, etc.)? --Phil M. *If this distinction does not quite work on a literal basis, I imagine that most of y'all will know what I mean. -- Cover Art Gallery: http://www.aspma.com/temp/gallery lotsa new posts: http://www.aspma.com/probe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 02:42:42 -0500 From: Howard Earnshaw Subject: Re: Everlasting remakes After many offerings from other members of the Robert Knight classic 'Everlasting Love', might I just add another obscure one? Joe Johnson - he was a snooker player who had just won the world championship, and decided to capitalise on it by venturing into the pop market - unsurprisingly it didn't make the charts!! .. Howard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 22:44:53 -0000 From: John H Subject: Re: Three Bells / Satin Bells "The Ghost Goes Gear" is available rather inexpensively on DVD in the USA. According to online sources, The Three Bells do "No One Home" and "Original Lemon Tree," two songs I've never heard by them. I'm curious and will probably pick this up just to see those Bells. -John H -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 21:44:12 -0000 From: Antone Subject: Peppermint Rainbow question Hi All - It just occurred to me that I might be able to find some info here on a record I've been searching for for over 35 years. That record, to my knowledge, is Don't Love Me Unless It's Forever by The Peppermint Rainbow. I heard this record on a Muscle Shoals Alabama radio station in 1969 (I think) and I distinctly remember that I heard it the same night that I heard No Time by The Guess Who for the first time. I've seen a Peppermint Rainbow album in the cutout bins through the years (on Decca, I believe) but it did not contain this song. I never heard it again but the chorus has stayed with me all these years and it went like this: Don't kiss me if it's only in fun, boy Don't hold me if I'm not the one, boy Don't love me unless it's forevermore. If I had the capacity, I could even still sing the notes of it for you. Does anyone out there have this record? Was it ever released on an LP or a CD? If anyone has it, could it possibly be played to Musica? I would be SO thrilled if I could finally get this song, somehow! Thanks! Sincerely, Antone -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 00:02:41 -0500 From: Pres Subject: Sandy Posey, Chips Moman, Box Tops, & B J Thomas I have been spending a lot of time with Sandy recently and I'm curious about the song "Arms Full Of Sin". The version on the RPM comp has no choral background vocal but the version on Collectables does. They both sound like they are in stereo to my ears. Does anyone have any insight on what version came first, where? My relationship with Ms. Posey has led me to revisit other Chips Moman productions and I wonder if it's just me or is the string arrangement on "The Eyes Of A New York Woman" painfully close to the arrangement on "The Letter"? pres -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 18:26:19 -0600 From: Steve Jarrell Subject: "Everlasting Love" I spoke with Buzz Cason and I think he said "Everlasting Love" has charted 4 times and maybe in 4 decades. Of course the original, Robert Knight, then in the 70's Carl Carlton, in the 80's Gloria Estefan, and in the 90's, Pearl Jam. I think I'm correct on this but maybe not. Buzz is out promoting his book, I'll try and reach him to find out. Steve Jarrell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 10:50:37 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Kenny Young Mick Patrick: > Indeed, the guy in the picture with Reparata and the Delrons *is* > songwriter Kenny Young. The gang were in London at the time to > promote the single "Captain Of Your Ship", one of Young's songs... > the picture ... is currently on display at the S'pop members page: > http://www.spectropop.com/go2/members.html Kenny Young interview: > http://www.spectropop.com/KennyYoung/index.htm Mick...How ya' doin'? I just read and enjoyed the article on Kenny Young by Brent Cash for Spectropop. I've also been trying to think of the song I co-wrote with Kenny and Artie Resnick. Amazingly, I looked to the left of the article and saw a label scan of the forgotten song, "Broken Marrionette" by Billy Troy. Thanks for the memory, Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.com/ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 10:04:27 -0800 (PST) From: Max Weiner Subject: East West Pipeline/The Saint Hello; For anybody out there that might remember this, from the soundtrack of the movie "Angels Die Hard", there was a song in there called "Kern County LIne", by the East/West Pipeline. I have not seen that soundtrack in years, can anyone tell me if the E/W/P ever made an album or is that song available anywhere else besides the soundtrack? The soundtrack doesn't appear to be available anywhere. And also, could anyone tell me if the original TV Theme from the "Saint" is available on any label. I am talking about 1964/65, where it had a very prevalent guitar. Thanks much in advance! max -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 10:47:52 +0000 From: Richard Hattersley Subject: Re: "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" The 4 Seasons' version of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" is also featured on the Bonus tracks of the CD of "Genuine Imitaion Life Gazette", along with "Raven" which is awesome. Richard www.richardsnow.co.uk -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 14:30:59 +0100 From: Eddy Subject: Les Fradkin I don't believe Les' latest CD's has been mentioned in here yet. And since I just got my copies, I might as well tell that both are very pleasant surprises ! While My Guitar Only Plays is an album of instrumental Beatles cover. Les' guitar is the star of the show and makes for some really surprising versions of a dozen or so Beatles classics, including the Abbey Road medley. Fans of the Ventures may be interested to learn that Nokie Edwards makes a guest appearance on Here Comes the Sun. Possibly of more interested to S'poppers is Les' Perfect World CD. Les goes back to his recording roots with cover versions of a.o. My baby loves lovin' and Love grows. But here the star of the show is God Bless California, a Fradkin original, recorded with Hal Blaine, Carole Kaye and Don Randi. As it turned out, this was the last ever performance in the studio of the Wracking Crew. You can check them both out at cdbaby.com, including sound samples. Great stuff, Les !! Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 00:19:04 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: Ted Perlman, Producer/Arranger Hi, Spectropoppers, Producer, arranger and engineer Ted Perlman, who's worked with a great many artists including several often discussed on Spectro, now has his own official website at http://www.tedperlman.com/ . Pull up a chair and bring a sandwich, 'cause his list of credits is impressive! In recent years he's worked quite a bit with Ron Dante, arranging and mixing several CDs and a couple of TV jingles ("Sugar, Sugar" for Applebees and "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny" for Yoplait). He's also the producer on Neil Sedaka's newest CD, "The Show Goes On," which is a masterpiece. If you contact Ted, make sure to mention that Laura sent you! (And he'll say, "Who???") Enjoy, Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 20:40:21 -0500 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: Chubby remakes Methinks the biggest reason so many oldies stations play those remakes (particularly newer stations) is that they can't FIND the originals. Although WCZX here in Poughkeepsie has since dropped the format, they kept playing carts of those old ABKCO 45's long after they ceased to be availible, eventually digitizing them after the computers came in - no remakes. I'm not sure what the new oldies station is playing. Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 02:05:46 -0000 From: James Moniz Subject: Debbie/Debra Swisher and other girl-group questions Anyone have any info on Debra Swisher? I really like her song "You're So Good to Me." All I know is that it was released on Boom Records in 1966. Did she record any others? Also, anyone know anything about Linda Ball, who sang this great song called "Always You." And does anyone know who the Shepherd Sisters were? Thanks, James -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 02:54:59 +0000 From: Paul Urbahns Subject: Re: Everlasting Remakes It didn't chart anywhere but Hit Records in Nashville also did their own version of Everlasting Love, probably using some of the same musicians as on the original. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 10:23:04 +0000 From: Richard Williams Subject: "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" Nothing -- repeat, nothing -- can touch the Shirelles' version of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", but Laura Branigan's ballad treatment, on an album called (I think) Self Control, is very much worth hearing. Richard Williams -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 12:16:06 -0000 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: "Everlasting Love" Steve wrote: > I spoke with Buzz Cason and I think he said "Everlasting Love" has > charted 4 times and maybe in 4 decades. Of course the original, > Robert Knight, then in the 70's Carl Carlton, in the 80's Gloria > Estefan, and in the 90's, Pearl Jam. I think I'm correct on this > but maybe not. Buzz is out promoting his book, I'll try and reach > him to find out. And of course the UK cover of Robert Knight's original, by the Love Affair, which was number one for several wweeks, as I recall. Was that ever heard in the US? Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 12:38:25 -0000 From: Peter Andreasen Subject: The Drifters having sex @ musica I have posted to musica an alternative take of the Drifters' classic "Under the boadwalk". The words "we'll be fallin' in love" are replaced with "well be making love". Does anyone know if this is the original take, and/or if it was ever officially released? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 11:56:05 -0000 From: Lyn Nuttall Subject: Re: "Everlasting Love", and Buzz Cason's other Aussie hits Steve Jarrell wrote: > I spoke with Buzz Cason and I think he said "Everlasting Love" has > charted 4 times and maybe in 4 decades. Australia can top that: at least 8 versions have charted here over the years, including two local versions. We are obviously nuts about the song! I have a page about 'Everlasting Love' at my Australian song history site, where I give details of 11 versions of interest, but there are many others of course. I didn't know about the Pearl Jam version, for example. http://www.poparchives.com.au/feature.php?id=836 (I accidentally deleted this page recently and hurriedly rewrote it from my notes; I found some errors there this evening and there may be others.) Speaking of Buzz Cason (and speaking to him, in your case), does he realise he wrote or co-wrote at least three hits in Australia that were not well-known elsewhere? They are 'Groupie' (by The New Dream, 1969) and two songs also recorded (on his Elf label) by Saturday Morning Cartoon Show: 'Hayride' and 'La La' (both by Flying Circus, 1969). I wonder whether you could mention them to him: I'd be interested in his comments. Saturday Morning Cartoon Show's 'Hayride' apparently predated the Australian version, and I have tagged it as the original version. Not sure about 'La La', or how 'Groupie' ended up in Australia: perhaps via a demo recording. 'Hayride' is at http://www.poparchives.com.au/feature.php?id=347 with a link to the 'La La' page. Lyn at www.poparchives.com.au -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 13:42:34 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Paul Simon aka Jerry Landis CD The Paul Simon aka Jerry Landis CD, as mentioned by Julio, is available in the UK for 13 from http://www.bim-bam.com My copy arrived yesterday. Details are: Paul Simon aka Jerry Landis "Work In Progress - Volume One: Early Recordings, Demos & Outtakes" (Bonus WJL 777). The disc contains 34 tracks, all dating from 1959 - 1961, 21 of which are previously unreleased. A few of the selections are performed by Artie Garr (Garfunkel). It comes with a 20-page booklet containing excellent notes, a detailed discography and many rare early photos. The sound quality is great. Two further volumes are scheduled. Country Paul, you're gonna love this CD. With any luck, you'll be able to track down a copy closer to home. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 09:19:35 -0500 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Hit Records thread back from the dead Paul Urbahns: > It didn't chart anywhere but Hit Records in Nashville also did their > own version of Everlasting Love, probably using some of the same > musicians as on the original. Not as stupid a question as it sounds: did anything on Hit EVER chart? That would have been a concept: a cheapo knockoff cover record that actually makes a splash big enough to make it into the major leagues. Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 08:50:36 -0600 From: Anthony Parsons Subject: The 4 Seasons' "Raven" Richard Hattersley: > The 4 Seasons' version of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" is also > featured on the Bonus tracks of the CD of "Genuine Imitaion Life > Gazette", along with "Raven" which is awesome. That was the superb Ace reissue I referred to and I totally agree that Raven is awesome! Originally, it was the B-side of Watch The Flowers Grow but it never appeared on an album. It first showed up on CD on the now-out-of-print Rarities Volume 2 Rhino CD in a gorgeous stereo mix, the single being mono. It is currently available on the Off Seasons CD, also on Rhino. In a catalogue as rich as that of the Four Seasons, it's almost ludicrous to try and pick favorites but even so, I'd have to say that Raven is *probably* my favorite Four Seasons record. Those of you who haven't heard it are urged to "run, don't walk" to your local CD store and grab this treasure while it's in print again. Raving About Raven, Antone -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 07:32:29 -0800 (PST) From: Robert Pingel Subject: Goffin & King's "Easy To Love" Anthony Arena wrote: > My favorite girl song is "EASY TO LOVE" by The Chiffons. "Easy to Love" is one of those great, somewhat obscure, Goffin-King songs. The Chiffons did a terrific job with it. There's also an excellent version by Skeeter Davis that could have been a contender. Would love to know if there were any other covers. Rob Pingel -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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