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Spectropop - Digest Number 1903

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: David Box
           From: S.J. Dibai 
      2. Honey Ltd
           From: Mick Patrick 
      3. Re: Juggy Murray, R.I.P.
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      4. Re: "You're So Good To Me" covers
           From: Richard Hattersley 
      5. Re: The Beach Boys' "You're So Good To Me"
           From: Charles Ulrich 
      6. Re: The Beach Boys' "You're So Good To Me"
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      7. Re: More about the Crayons
           From: Will Stos 
      8. Re: Searchers' "Have You Ever Loved Somebody"
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
      9. Karen and Me - Stewart's story
           From: Laura Pinto 
     10. Re: "You're So Good To Me" covers
           From: Ed B 

Message: 1 Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 19:53:45 -0000 From: S.J. Dibai Subject: Re: David Box Phil Hall wrote: > Other than the google stuff, can any of our knowledgeable > Spectropoppers shed any more light on David, and/or any of the > sessions he did with Orbison? Country Paul will probably be able to answer you in some detail when he returns, but for now I will point out that Orbison co-wrote "If You Can't Say Something Nice" (with Joe Melson and Ray Rush) and recorded his own version in 1965. It's available on the recent Edsel two-fer CD "There Is Only One Roy Orbison/The Orbison Way." It's very good; Roy actually sings it in a low, macho voice compared to Box's high, delicate tenor. S.J. Dibai -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 21:26:05 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Honey Ltd Phil X Milstein wrote: > First is (a link) we've already seen here, just recently in fact, > but which I wanted to reiterate by way of gushing compliments. > Jonathan Ward's Honey Ltd. article, freshly published at > , is everything a bio of an > obscure popgroup should be, bolstered especially by the inclusion > of quotes from all four members (and such a joy it is to hear that > they've all remained in close and loving contact through all these > long years). I think it's safe to say that there's scarcely a > Spectropoppish soul who wouldn't benefit from checkin' it out. One > criticism, though, and it is a big one: not enough pictures! I agree, a really great article, but with too few illustrations. Wouldn't it be cool to see the group's hideously rare LHI album out on CD? Does anyone out there actually own a copy of the LP? If so, shout up, 'cos we'd all like to know more about it. In the meantime, I've posted one of their tracks to musica. Details are: Honey Ltd with intro by Lee Hazlewood "Louie, Louie" (LHI 1216, 1968); Written by Richard Berry; Arranged and Conducted by Jack Nitzsche; Produced by Lee Hazlewood, In Association with Donnie Owens. Enjoy: Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 16:34:44 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Juggy Murray, R.I.P. previously: > 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: > Fascinating obit, covering many career highlights. I hadn't known Murray had been a silent partner behind AFO, nor had I known about his solo records. Anyone among us ever heard any of them? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 08:24:37 +0000 From: Richard Hattersley Subject: Re: "You're So Good To Me" covers Not from the Spectropop era but I know of a recent cover version by a guy called Paul Melancon. There is a brief audio sample here: Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 14:49:12 -0700 From: Charles Ulrich Subject: Re: The Beach Boys' "You're So Good To Me" James Botticelli: > That (the Beach Boys' "You're So Good To Me") one was NOT sung by > Brian, right? Was it Carl? Same singer as Darlin', another of my > faves. The liner notes credit Brian. --Charles -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 17:15:37 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Re: The Beach Boys' "You're So Good To Me" YSGTM certainly could have been a strong UK single - when the Summer Days album came out it was an absolute party favourite, in London at least wher it was played to death all over - despite Brian's apparant reservations, I think they missed a trick there. Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2005 21:27:22 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: More about the Crayons Ian Slater wrote: > They originally recorded as Ronnie & the Crayons and released "Am I > In Love" / "Richard's Bread" on Counsel 102 in 1963. What a great song and great sound. It almost sound like a cross between the Butterflys and the Sapphires. This definitely should be a contender for future girl group comps. Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 09:50:53 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: Searchers' "Have You Ever Loved Somebody" Richard Otis: > According to Graham Nash L. Ransford was his grandfather or some > relative's name and it represented the collective names of the > songwriting team of Nash and Allan Clark who was the Hollies lead > singer. The story I have heard for years goes that Parlophone told them that "Clarke-Hicks-Nash" was too long to fit on the label (and they believed it!) 1966 was the year the Hollies songwriting quickly advanced with the "For Certain Because" (released as "Stop! Stop! Stop!" in the USA) which was their first album to feature all originals. It's also the same year Graham Nash had his first acid trip, hummm.. Billy G. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 16:20:10 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: Karen and Me - Stewart's story Hi folks, I've recently posted a writeup about Stewart Epstein (fellow Spectropop member) on my site, Oldies Connection. Stew's life was forever changed in 1969 when he was asked the join the rock band called "Central Park West" (formed by Terry Cashman) and was introduced by agent/manager Julie Rifkind to another 19 year-old named Karen Carpenter. To read Stew's reminiscences, go to and click on the appropriate link, which is about midway down the page. Enjoy, Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 18:51:22 -0000 From: Ed B Subject: Re: "You're So Good To Me" covers My favorite version is by Dino, Desi & Billy from the Memories Are Made of This LP released in 66'. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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