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Spectropop - Digest Number 1901

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There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. The Grammy-winning Avons
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Juggy Murray, R.I.P.
           From: S'pop Projects 
      3. Twiggy's Beautiful Dreams
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      4. Re: Claire is okay!!!
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      5. Re: Welcome aboard, John Beland
           From: Mark Wirtz 
      6. Re: Thee Prophets
           From: Gary Myers 
      7. Re: Double tracking
           From: Rodney Rawlings 
      8. Re: Everly Brothers Box Set?
           From: Bill Mulvy 
      9. Re: Thee Prophets
           From: Dave Monroe 
     10. Re: The Cray-ons
           From: Stefano Boni 
     11. Little Lisa & Motown
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     12. Re: Little Lisa & Motown
           From: Ray 
     13. Little Lisa and the Lewis Sisters
           From: Austin Powell 

Message: 1 Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 00:08:48 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: The Grammy-winning Avons I wrote: > ... I see the "Night Train To Nashville" CD won the Grammy. It's a > great piece of work and deserved to win... congratulate the Grammy- > winning Clifford Curry for me. His featured track is great. David Bell: > ... I recall a conversation I had with Mick a couple of years ago > about (the Avons) and I remember him saying that they recorded > under aliases for the Hit label. Does anyone have a listing of what > they recorded and under which names? Me: > Don't quote me, but I think the Avons recorded for the Hit label as > Jenny & the Jewels - all Motown songs. No doubt you'll be scouring > eBay? Do keep us informed what you score. Actually, the Avons are > also featured on "Night Train To Nashville". So I guess that from > now on we should refer to them as "The Grammy-Winning Avons". Sure enough, David has started accumulating 45s on the Hit label. Having now heard some Jenny & the Jewels tracks, I doubt if that group are the Avons after all, although the performances are excellent. However, David's latest find really does sound like them. I've posted it to musica on his behalf. Listen to it here and see if you agree: Details: Gerry & the Georgettes "Quicksand" (Hit Records 253, 1963). Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 00:25:18 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: Juggy Murray, R.I.P. As reported previously, Juggy Murray, founder of Sue Records of New York, one of the leading soul and R&B labels of the 1960s, passed away in February. An obituary has been added to the S'pop Remembers section. Please find the time to read it. Access here: R.I.P. The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 19:07:07 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Twiggy's Beautiful Dreams As a dabbler on the instrument myself, my ears always perk up whenever they detect musical saw (aka "singing saw") on a record. Needless to say this doesn't happen all that often, let alone on a pop record, which is why my ears practically perked themselves right off my head when they recently heard Twiggy's "Beautiful Dreams." Is there any kind of a story behind this record? Was it any kind of a hit? Who produced it? Not only does it include saw, used to wonderful and subtle effect -- which, as you might imagine for such a piercing instrument, ain't all that easy -- but, despite the intrusion of some extraneous clicks and even a cough, it is a gorgeous record through and through. Dig, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 19:08:07 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Claire is okay!!! Kiva wrote: > My name is Kiva and I am Claire Francis's daughter. I just wanted to > let you all know that mom is okay!! Thank you all so much for all > your thoughts and prayers, mom said she got every one of them and > they all worked!!! So thank you all very much for all the love and > support. Dear Kiva, that is great news! Please keep us posted, or better yet have your mom update us if she is able to soon. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 01:31:47 -0700 (PDT) From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Welcome aboard, John Beland Hey, JB, old friend and master picker, welcome to the club! :):):) Mark W. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 00:11:29 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Thee Prophets Previously: > I read in the last online edition of "Fuzz Acid And Flowers" that > Thee Prophets were a hard rock band that got turned into a pop > group by the folks handling their career ... Actually, they weren't that much hard rock at the beginning, but they went that way later, and did not want to record any more of the stuff that Bonafede wanted. Their first single, before the Kapp stuff, has more of an Association sound. Thee Prophets are covered in my Wisconsin book. F,A&F has the book, and I've contributed much other info to them, but their Prophets info may be from before all that. I'll have to check to see what they said. BTW, there was also a final Kapp single (non-LP) by Thee Prophets that did not involve the band in any way. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 15:50:31 -0000 From: Rodney Rawlings Subject: Re: Double tracking Why don't we all just admit that sometimes double tracking is used to improve a weak singer and sometimes to enhance a good singer? Same with echo--it sometimes simply sounds better for the material, no matter what the level of talent. Rodney Rawlings -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 15:02:49 -0500 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Re: Everly Brothers Box Set? Alan Gordon: > Has anyone seen a song list and graphics etc., for the Bear Family > WB Everly Box set? Or even a release date? You might want to check the Collectors Choice website for all the catalog releases of the Everly Brothers CDs. They are now releasing them on the Collectors Choice label. Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 14:42:02 -0700 (PDT) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Re: Thee Prophets Previously: > Greetings, fellow Spectropoppers. I recently purchased the lone LP > by Milwaukee's Thee Prohpets, "Playgirl," which came out on Kapp in > 1969 ... In all, a remarkable attempt to mold a band into a clone > of a past sensation, and an album that is best appreciated as an > intriguing artifact rather than an artistic statement. I've repeatedly pulled this from bins, taken it to a listening station, and then returned it. Gary M., anyone, what ARE the great Milwaukee 60s records? I have friends who have soul and funk covered fairly well (it doesn't begin or end at "Get on Up" by The Esquires), but what about beat, garage, what have you? "Stop and Listen" by The Shag. There's another, even more killer (can you say "even mre killer"?) garage track a friend spun one night, but I can't recall artist or title. I should know this stuff, I've lied here all but a few years of my life, but ... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 17:37:01 -0700 (PDT) From: Stefano Boni Subject: Re: The Cray-ons Thank you, Ian and everyone else for information on The Cray-ons. Does anyone know if any of their songs have been reissued on vinyl or CD? Is there a chance the masters even still exist? They had a very nice sound. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2005 20:52:20 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Little Lisa & Motown Did Little Lisa/Lisa Miller ever cut anything for any of the Motown family of labels, or only her mom & auntie The Lewis Sisters? Thanks, Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 12:52:19 +0100 From: Ray Subject: Re: Little Lisa & Motown Phil X Milstein: > Did Little Lisa/Lisa Miller ever cut anything for any of the Motown > family of labels, or only her mom & auntie The Lewis Sisters? Details including discographies, pics etc at: Ray -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 11:31:45 +0100 From: Austin Powell Subject: Little Lisa and the Lewis Sisters Phil X Milstein was asking: > Did Little Lisa/Lisa Miller ever cut anything for any of the Motown > family of labels, or only her mom & auntie The Lewis Sisters? Phil, Little Lisa had no Motown group of labels releases. The Lewis Sisters had just the 2: 25018 He's An Oddball / By Some Chance (May 1965) and 25024 You Need Me / Monlight On the Beach (August 1965). Helen and Kay were both ex-school teachers. They also got a bit part in "Lady Sings the Blues", auditioning for a radio show. They wrote "Just Walk In My Shoes" (Gladys Knight & The Pips) and did back up vocals on sessions for the likes of Chris Clark. Austin P. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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