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Spectropop - Digest Number 1886



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There are 15 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Motown UK 65 Tour
           From: Frank Murphy 
      2. Re: Terry Black/The Gurus
           From: Javed Jafri 
      3. Re: Bob Crewe productions
           From: Steve Crump 
      4. Re: Alternate verses in oldies
           From: Artie Wayne 
      5. Re: The Denims' "Sad Girl"
           From: James Botticelli 
      6. Re: Me and Kenny Young
           From: Artie Wayne 
      7. Re: The Swampseeds' "Can I Carry Your Balloon"
           From: James Botticelli 
      8. 60sgarageband.com April updates
           From: Mike Dugo 
      9. Re: The 4 Seasons on CD
           From: Bob Radil 
     10. Re: Everlasting remakes
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     11. Sparring with the Hits
           From: Country Paul 
     12. Re: What you find in your collection.....
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     13. Lou Christie photo
           From: Rob 
     14. Re: Oldies station versions
           From: Chris Brame 
     15. Re: This Side Up's "Book A Trip"
           From: Frank Jastfelder 


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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 21:46:40 -0000 From: Frank Murphy Subject: Re: Motown UK 65 Tour bankhousedave at soulfuldetroit.com has confirmed that Richard Uriel did play drums on the Motown tour, so Richard Williams should now have the complete Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers lineup. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 17:42:41 -0800 From: Javed Jafri Subject: Re: Terry Black/The Gurus James Botticelli wrote: > Terry Black - Can We Go Somewhere? - Tollie Terry was a Canadian heartthrob star. Some of his songs still get played here. My favorite is "Baby's Gone." I believe some of his stuff appeared on a compilation featuring '60s Dunhill acts. I'm not familiar with this title. > The Gurus - Blue Snow Night - United Artists I have this one with the period piece picture sleeve. Just playing it now, and my recollection of it was correct. I think the '90s Canadian group The Tea Party must have heard this record and it must have been an influence on them. Javed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 23:01:24 -0000 From: Steve Crump Subject: Re: Bob Crewe productions George Schowerer wrote: > ... 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" ... Hi, George. Congratulations on a sensational job! There is something about the sound of The Four Seasons that I don't think can be captured on a CD. There is another group around the Web that debates the merits of stereo vs. mono -- they've had lengthy discussions about the FS and which CD sounds the best. The upshot of all this is, the vinyl sounds best. I have some of the original LPs, and they are thunderous, clean and sharp (and a lot less compressed than the CDs). George, were you involved with Bob and the song "An Angel Is Love" from "Barbarella"? It's a great song and one of my favourites. Best from Australia, Steve -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 15:48:55 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Alternate verses in oldies Gary, John ... How ya' doin'? I never knew there was a second verse to Sam Cooke's "A Change is Gonna Come" until I heard it in the opening credits of Spike Lee's "Malcolm X". I nearly jumped out of my seat! Regards, Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.com/ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 18:51:33 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: The Denims' "Sad Girl" Country Paul wrote: > Is this by chance the same song that Jay Wiggins had an R&B hit > with in '63? No, but it's great in its own right and also a ballad. Wiggins' tune was a gem, though. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 15:54:49 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Me and Kenny Young Brent Cash asked: > 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. Brent ... How ya' doin'? I don't remember who Kenny, Artie and I wrote "Broken Marionnette" for. I don't even remember how the song went! Regards, Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 18:55:56 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: The Swampseeds' "Can I Carry Your Balloon" Clark Besch wrote: > Unfortunately, the Midwest didn't sell enough records to compete with > East and West Coast cities which apparently disregarded the song. Not in Boston, at least as far as I know. But '68 was the first big year for FM rock as well and people like me were turning away in droves from AM, so maybe it just passed under my radar screen. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 16:31:33 -0800 (PST) From: Mike Dugo Subject: 60sgarageband.com April updates Here's a quick note to inform everybody that the April updates to http://www.60sgaragebands.com have now been posted. This month we feature interviews with Jerry Chandler of Four More ("Problem Child"), Robert Allen of The Sundown Collection (Happening '68 competitors), and Ron Bowell of Friar Tuck & The Monks, who recorded a unique cover of The Beatles' "Help" in 1969. Thanks for all the great feedback the site has recently been receiving. Mike Dugo www.60sgaragebands.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 00:59:16 -0000 From: Bob Radil Subject: Re: The 4 Seasons on CD George Schowerer wrote: > 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. ... Hi, George. 've noticed that CD distortion also. It seems to be mostly on the early Phillips stuff, "Ronnie" in particular. The VeeJay stuff sounds quite good. I would have thought that it would be the other way around. I'll have to pull out my Private Stock Greatest Hits LP and give it a close listen when I get a chance. Who owns the original masters? I was under the impression that they are owned by Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio. Would it be their responsibility to keep those tapes properly stored? Also, do you know if "Ronnie" and the single version of "Dawn" were ever mixed for stereo? Thanks for coming on board. I'm sure to have more questions. The 4 Seasons were among my favorites back in the day. Bob Radil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 20:29:17 EST From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Everlasting remakes I just want to thank everybody who responded to my query! I had no idea there were so many cover versions of "Everlasting Love." There seems to be a "Jones" for that tune, considering that Glenn, Howard (his "variation") and even Bridget got into the act :--)) Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 20:59:57 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Sparring with the Hits Paul Urbahns wrote: > Hit sound-alikes, did chart on the Spar label, which was the branch > of the company that was actually sold in record stores and reported > in to local radio stations, etc. Is this the same label that had Kenny Hamber (with David Robertson's combo) doing "Tears In My Eyes" / "Do The Hullyu Gully"? This is one of the worst records ever released, in my opinion -- R&B on bad wine recorded on what sounded like a wire recorder with one microphone. Delightfully atrocious! (And oddly enough, Kenny Hamber actually recorded again on a real label, Kapp.) Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 21:31:02 EST From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: What you find in your collection..... DJ Jimmy Bee wrote: > They are out there in droves...recently I found...(6Ts 45s) Jimmy, you are truly blessed. You now have four of the greatest recordings ever produced: The Guise, The Love-Ins ("Red Light-Green Light"), The Steeple People (both records) and The E-Types ("She Moves Me"). I only possess the E-Types 45, which I purchased in 1978 at Flat, Black and Circular in East Lansing, Michigan of all places (the group was out of Northern California). I'm as green as The Green Beats! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 04:38:28 -0000 From: Rob Subject: Lou Christie photo Mick Patrick wrote: > And talking of members on display (:-0), the more investigative > among you might have already gawped at the latest addition to > the photos section, a carefully posed shot of Sheila's current > heartthrob, the incredibly talented, impressively flexible and > furry bottomed Mr Lou Christie. It's worth a glance: > http://tinyurl.com/3p38x I'd venture a good guess that this shot was taken as promotion for the "Paint America Love" LP (1971), since those very words are painted on his body. And, yes, QUITE an amazing pic, by the way. Rob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 09:50:18 -0000 From: Chris Brame Subject: Re: Oldies station versions John Fox wrote: > ... and "Devil With A Blue Dress On" without the first half of the > last verse (coming in on "... wearing her pearls ...") -- where did > these come from?? My copy of the old Mitch Ryder's Greatest Hits LP has that edit, unfortunately, so it's been around a while. Gotta get the 45. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 15:10:37 +0200 From: Frank Jastfelder Subject: Re: This Side Up's "Book A Trip" James Botticelli wrote: > This Side Up - Book A Trip - Capitol Would that be the Classics IV song? If so I'd love to hear it. Frank Jastfelder -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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