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Spectropop - Digest Number 1883



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There are 20 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. The Shepherd Sisters sing Bob Crewe
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Beverley Jones news
           From: Darren Wheldon 
      3. Re: Dewayne Blackwell
           From: Gary Myers 
      4. The 4 Seasons on CD
           From: George Schowerer 
      5. Re: The Drifters having sex @ musica
           From: Gary Myers 
      6. Re: Buzz Cason's other Aussie hits
           From: Lyn Nuttall 
      7. Re: Sandy Posey's "Arms Full Of Sin"
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      8. Artie Wayne & Kenny Young
           From: Brent Cash 
      9. Jackie's Buddy
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     10. Ron Dante's Yoplait commercial
           From: Laura Pinto 
     11. One more thing about "Everlasting Love"
           From: James Cassidy 
     12. Hit Records x 2??
           From: James Botticelli 
     13. Re: The Shepherd Sisters sing Bob Crewe
           From: George Schowerer 
     14. Cha Cha Charming; Beware Limewire; Reparata & the Delrons
           From: Country Paul 
     15. Re: The 4 Seasons' "Raven"
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
     16. New 45 Finds
           From: James Botticelli 
     17. Sylvie Vartan sings John D. Loudermilk
           From: Kees van der Hoeven 
     18. Re: "Everlasting Love"
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
     19. The Daughters of Eve
           From: James Moniz 
     20. Sandy Posey has "Arms Full Of Sin"
           From: Pres 


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Message: 1 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 22:15:56 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: The Shepherd Sisters sing Bob Crewe James Moniz: > And does anyone know who the Shepherd Sisters were? The Shepherd Sisters were Martha, Mary Lou, Gayle and Judy Shepherd, real sisters from Middleton, Ohio. They had hits with "Alone" in 1957 and "Don't Mention My Name" in 1963. As far as I know, the latter has never been issued on CD. Well, not on a legit release. It's a great example of the Bob Crewe sound, so I've posted in to musica: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ Details are: The Shepherd Sisters "Don't Mention My Name" (Atlantic 2176, 1963): written by bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio; arranged and conducted by Charles Calello; A Bob Crewe Production for Genius Inc. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 15:46:05 -0000 From: Darren Wheldon Subject: Beverley Jones news Beverley Jones news: A new picture has been added to Beverley's website: http://beverleyjones.4t.com For all those who can get a copy of the Coventry Telegraph, Beverley gets a mention on March 29 re: "Hear You Talking", the B-side to "Heatwave" with The Prestons. The Telegraph will also do an interview with Beverley in April. Beverley to on the radio in June, date to be confirmed. Three records will be played. Beverley as been asked to sing in Coventry in September, date to be confirmed. For more info keep checking the website (link above). Thanx, Darren Wheldon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 10:21:23 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Dewayne Blackwell Austin Roberts: > ... "Mr. Blue" ... A friend, Dewayne Blackwell, wrote that ... > Dewayne went on to write Fiends In Low Places and others. And I assume that connection had something to do with Garth Brooks' inclusion of "Mr. Blue" on an LP. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 10:56:33 -0800 (PST) From: George Schowerer Subject: The 4 Seasons on CD Richard Hattersley: > The 4 Seasons' version of "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" ... Anthony Parsons: > That was the superb Ace reissue I referred to ... Gentlemen: I am the engineer on much of the Seasons and Valli's sessions. When Rhino put out the "Silver anniv." multiple disc set, I called Rhino to complain about the distortion present on many of the tracks. I have no idea what tape they used, but I can guarantee you that they didn't leave Mirasound studios sounding like that. To my vindication, the Ace re-issue with the green cover I obtained recently on Ebay proves my point...it is an excellent transfer of the original material and is an excellent example of what can be obtained under careful guidance and proper techniques. They should be commended for their work in this area. Regards, George Schowerer -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 10:31:53 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: The Drifters having sex @ musica Peter Andreasen: > ... 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". This is the way I've heard it on oldies stations over the past 10-15 yrs (or more?). With CD remixes I've heard many oldies with different mixes from the original (like a very nice string part appearing on the bridge of Dee Clark's "Raindrops", etc.), but I don't know if I've heard another case like this, with an alternate vocal take used. I've heard the Rascals' "I've Been Lonely Too Long" with a verse that I never heard before, but I'm guessing that may have been on the original LP (?). gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 20:04:17 -0000 From: Lyn Nuttall Subject: Re: Buzz Cason's other Aussie hits I wrote: > 'Groupie' (by The New Dream, 1969) Poking around further, I see that The Four Fuller Brothers had a single of 'Hayride' on Decca in 1969, wr. Buzz Cason & Mac Gayden, prod. Buzz Cason, so that could be the original. Also of interest is the other side, 'Bitter Honey', wr. Paul Williams & Roger Nichols: I know it has been mentioned here previously. Lyn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 15:54:38 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Sandy Posey's "Arms Full Of Sin" Pres wrote: > I have been spending a lot of time with Sandy recently and I'm > curious about the song "Arms Full Of Sin". I am curious to know who wrote this song. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 22:42:06 -0000 From: Brent Cash Subject: Artie Wayne & Kenny Young Artie Wayne wrote: > 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. Greetings Mr. Wayne, Thanks and I'm glad you enjoyed it. There aren't many third parties added to a Resnick/Young composition to my knowledge, so it's very cool to see your name added to this tune. Do you remember if this song was intended for anyone in particular? Sounds like it would've been a great candidate for a Brook Benton interpretation. Best wishes, Brent Cash -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 15:53:12 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Jackie's Buddy Does anyone know the identity of the musicians on Jackie DeShannon's rockabilly classic "Buddy"? That guitar solo, while brief and simple, is still stunningly exciting, especially the way the player leads into it the way a cartoon character does whose legs start revving before he actually hits the ground and runs. Anyhow I would love to know who I should be thinking of next time I hear it. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 22:41:45 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: Ron Dante's Yoplait commercial Hi all, For those of you who live outside the U.S. and haven't seen the TV commercial for Yoplait yogurt in which Ron Dante sings "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" (or if you haven't seen it in awhile and would like to watch it again) - the video is now on Ron's website. Go to http://www.rondante.com and click on the link next to the Yoplait image to view it. Coincidentally, the music was engineered and arranged by Ted Perlman, whose website I posted here earlier. Enjoy, Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 15:06:59 -0500 From: James Cassidy Subject: One more thing about "Everlasting Love" Another interesting thing about "Everlasting Love" is its unusual structure. There is only one verse of lyrics ("Hearts go astray...") and it comes at the beginning of the song and in most versions is only heard once again instrumentally. On the other hand, the chorus ("Open up your eyes...") has three different sets of lyrics and gets repeated ad infinitum. Yet somehow it works. Jim Cassidy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 20:12:11 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Hit Records x 2?? All this talk about "Hit" Records has transpired and that leads me to "enquire" about a label I found yesterday on my now 'legendary' 45 hunts. The label is called "Twin Hits" and it has two hits on the 45, one on each side obviously....Side 'one' has Twist & Shout by The Troubadors. Side 'two' is Hello Dolly by Jordan Thomas....Anyone know anything about this label? Twin Hits? JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 16:50:35 -0800 (PST) From: George Schowerer Subject: Re: The Shepherd Sisters sing Bob Crewe Mick Patrick: > The Shepherd Sisters were Martha, Mary Lou, Gayle and Judy > Shepherd, real sisters from Middleton, Ohio. They had hits > with "Alone" in 1957 and "Don't Mention My Name" in 1963. > > As far as I know, the latter has never been issued on CD. > Well, not on a legit release. It's a great example of the > Bob Crewe sound, so I've posted in to musica: > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ > > Details are: The Shepherd Sisters "Don't Mention My Name" > (Atlantic 2176, 1963): written by bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio; > arranged and conducted by Charles Calello; A Bob Crewe > Production for Genius Inc. Mick: Somewhere in my library is a session produced by Bob Crewe that I recorded at Allegro Sound in the very early sixties entitled "Rocky" that had trumpet chorus to knock you down. Great session. In the same time period I recorded Crewe doing Billie and Lillie, Feddie Cannon, and a host of other good stuff. He, and his partner at that time, Frank Slay, gave me a large beautiful serving set, engraved to me, which I thought was rather great of them. They were just super to work with...and when I went to work for Columbia for three years, I missed doing sessions with them...but we rejoined in 67, when I began freelancing at Mirasound, and Bob did the "Music To Watch Girls By" album and all the Four Seasons stuff including "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" which was a major hit for Frankie Valli. Regards, George Schowerer -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 21:57:29 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Cha Cha Charming; Beware Limewire; Reparata & the Delrons Re: all the Cha Cha Charming articles - too much to keep up with for the moment. All are being held in a list for checking out. Those I've read are impressive. Sheila, you do good work! JB: > The Cosines' "Just To Be With You", a demo of the song popularized > by The Passions in 1959, in which Carole King can be heard singing > with Paul Simon is easily downloadable on Limewire.com Just a cautionary note: I've had issues with Limewire, which messed up various portions of my computer. I know I'm in a minority, but I pass this along as a "caveat emptor." JB again: > REPARATA & THE DELRONS..."Saturday Night Didn't Happen" that's > pretty danged good itself. And even if it wasn't (which it is), it sports one of the best titles of all time! Country Paul (catching up again) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 10:04:44 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: The 4 Seasons' "Raven" I heard "Raven" years ago on a scratched-up 45, and its been one of my favorites. I guess the group felt the song was too old sounding for 1967-8 so they tucked it away on a flip side. The Seasons had so much great material that many of thier flips could have been A-sides. Sadly they never sounded the same after that record. If you liked "Raven" try to find 1972's "Walk On, Dont Walk Back" which was a strong attempt at modernizing the "stomp-clap" formula for the seventies, though it failed in the USA because Motown had no clue how to promote them. Had it been reissued in the mid 70's after they got back on the charts with "Who Loves You", theres no doubt it would have been a hit. Billy http://listen.to/jangleradio -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 20:02:57 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: New 45 Finds I posted last week about 45 finds. I will post again. If no one wants to talk about any of them I will not post again about this. But it is sure a lot more fun sifting through 45's than it is downloading MP3's from wherever! The Racket Squad - I'll Never Forget Your Love - Jubilee The Lemonade Charade - Heat Wave - Epic (soft version of Martha & Vandellas hit) The Coronadoes - Johnny B Goode - Parliament (soft gentle version of Chuck Berry's hit) Terry Black - Can We Go Somewhere? - Tollie (softish pop rock with a bow to Brit invasion guitar chords) The Denims - Sad Girl - Columbia (obvious garagers doing an echoey ballad with Vinnie Bell- like underwater guitar sounds) This Side Up - Book A Trip - Capitol (hard to assign a genre....but soft-oriented and poppy, not garage) The Parkas - Back At The Lodge - MGM (label's obvious attempt to be the "Winter" Beach Boys) The Gurus - Blue Snow Night - United Artists (as you'd expect!~) The Swampseeds - Can I Carry Your Balloon - Epic (Linzer-Rqandell penned, produced by Charlie Calello, Crewe goes psych?) Pondering the significance, JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 11:22:23 -0000 From: Kees van der Hoeven Subject: Sylvie Vartan sings John D. Loudermilk Dave Monroe wrote: > it was Sylvie who replaced her and lent her vocals to a Frankie > Jordan EP called "Panne D'Essence" ("Breakdown"). After a > couple of stints with Frankie, Eddie was confident that his > sister would make a fine solo singer. With a little convincing > and Eddie's songwriting and production assistance, Sylvie > Vartan made her solo debut in 1961 on RCA Records with a song > called "Quand Le Film Est Triste" ("When The Film Is Sad"). In fact, these two early Vartan songs both are John D Loudermilk songs. Panne d'essence is a cover of "Out of Gas", a fantastic song by Floyd Robinson, that did not sell in the US but was an Australian top 10 hit. And "Quand le film..." of course is a cover of Sue Thompson's "Sad Movies Always Make Me Cry". Kees -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 10:29:09 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: "Everlasting Love" The Love Affair's version was released on Date records here in the USA. It appears in a nicely compressed mono mix on Verese Sarabande's "Soulful Pop" compilation CD. I dont think I have ever heard a bad version of that song (yet). I remember playing a Christian girl group version of "Everlasting Love" in 1987-8 when I worked in radio. I can't remember who recorded that, but I really liked that version, despite them with tampering with the lyrics. Billy http://listen.to/jangleradio -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 13:46:30 -0000 From: James Moniz Subject: The Daughters of Eve I just heard "Symphony of My Soul" by the Daughters Of Eve on internet radio; it's great. I saw the article on Spectropop. Did they have any hits at all? Perhaps, did one of their songs bubble under? Also does anyone know if "Mr. Creator" by the Apollas bubble under? --James -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 07:55:42 -0500 From: Pres Subject: Sandy Posey has "Arms Full Of Sin" Phil X Milstein on Sandy Posey's "Arms Full Of Sin": > I am curious to know who wrote this song. It was written by the lady herself. pres -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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