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Spectropop - Digest Number 1906



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There are 16 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. U.K. Bonds / Claire Francis
           From: Frank Murphy 
      2. Early Elton
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      3. Re: "Popcorn Double Feature"
           From: Matthew David 
      4. Photo from Nashville meeting April 10 2005
           From: Nick Archer 
      5. Re: U.K. Bonds / Claire Francis
           From: Eddy 
      6. Re: Court Rejects Hallyday Request for Tapes
           From: Frank 
      7. Al Kooper Readies New Solo Album
           From: northshoresoundworks 
      8. Re: Early Elton
           From: Eddy 
      9. Re: Court Rejects Hallyday Request for Tapes
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     10. Re: Early Elton
           From: Norm D. Plume 
     11. "Everlasting Love"
           From: Ed Salamon 
     12. "The Buckle Up Song"
           From: Christian Steiner 
     13. Do you cats know how special you really are?
           From: Claire Francis 
     14. Re: "Popcorn Double Feature"
           From: Dave Monroe 
     15. Oldies on the charts
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
     16. Re: "The Buckle Up Song"
           From: Nick Archer 


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Message: 1 Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 23:26:43 +0100 From: Frank Murphy Subject: U.K. Bonds / Claire Francis Eddy: > ... it is my great pleasure to announce the discovery of another > original Claire Francis Production: UK Bonds - The world is > watchin' us c/w I said goodbye to the blues - Polydor BM 56061 > Except for the fact that the group originates from Birmingham, I > have no further info on them. In the meantime, you can check out > the songs at http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Rockofages/files/ > Labels at http://users.skynet.be/rockofages/Clairefrancis/ According to The Tapestry of Delights UK Bonds The World Is Watching Us/I Said Goodbye To The Blues (Polydor BM 56061) 1965 Anything You Do Is Alright/The Last Thing I Ever Do (Polydor BM 56112) 1966 "A mid-sixties band who are forgotten in the seeds of time. Originally known as Carl Dobson and The Meteors they were based in Birmingham." -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 20:23:29 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Early Elton Can anyone help steer me toward a collection of the soundalikes session(s) (i.e. covers of current big hits) that Elton John recorded early in his career? Searching on the keywords of his name + soundalikes has brought me nothing but page after page of Elton John imitators, which ain't quite what I'm after. Even just a listing of the titles he recorded in that mode would be helpful. Thanks, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 01:31:13 -0000 From: Matthew David Subject: Re: "Popcorn Double Feature" Mark writes: > "Popcorn Double Feature", which is credited to Weiss-English (I'm > guessing this is Larry and Scott, as I can't think of any other > Weiss-English team). I'm curious as to whether anyone here in the > States did this song Artie Wayne writes: > think I was the first one to cut "Popcorn, Double Feature" by Scott > English and Larry Weiss in the U.S. The artist was Tim Wilde on > Tower records. This song was also covered by Giant Crab on their 2nd album COOL IT HELIOS (featuring the distinctive, wailing vocals of Ernie Orosco) ......great tune! Matthew David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 01:36:35 -0000 From: Nick Archer Subject: Photo from Nashville meeting April 10 2005 Ed Salamon graciously hosted another Spectropop Nashville meeting this past Sunday. I've posted a photo to the photo section. Left to Right, Skip Woolwine WSM radio, Buzz Cason/Gary Miles (Everlasting Love, Sandy), Bill Lloyd (Foster & Lloyd, Sky Kings), Tony Moon (Dante & the Evergreens, producer Lemonade Charade), Austin Roberts (Rocky, I.O.U.), Larry Weiss (Bend Me, Shape Me, Rhinestone Cowboy), Ed Salamon, Nick Archer. These meetings are truly great, with everyone swapping stories about where songs came from, and stories about all the people in the industry. I wish there was a way to tape them all. Again, thanks to Ed and his wife Katy. Nick Archer -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 08:31:35 +0200 From: Eddy Subject: Re: U.K. Bonds / Claire Francis Frank Murphy: > According to The Tapestry of Delights: > UK Bonds > The World Is Watching Us/I Said Goodbye To The Blues > (Polydor BM 56061) 1965 > Anything You Do Is Alright/The Last Thing I Ever Do > (Polydor BM 56112) 1966 Thanks Frank. Polydor 56112 is indeed the second release I had my eye on. Anybody have it? I'm still looking for confirmation that it's been produced by Claire... And on a related subject, I came across a 1969 Deram 45 by a group called The Youth. Could this be the same group that Claire produced on Polydor? Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 08:50:35 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Court Rejects Hallyday Request for Tapes Phil X Milstein: > Spotted an interesting item about Johnny Hallyday on the AP newswire > today. (I'd post it as a link, but the site I got it from requires > registration, and anyway their URLs change after a few days.) The > last paragraph seems especially galling (if you'll pardon the > unintentional pun), and I'd be curious to hear the details, if > anyone knows them. This is a major lawsuit which captivated the whole of France since Hallyday is undeniably the biggest French star. After years and years with Universal (Philips, as it was called then), Hallyday tried to get out of his contract by arguing that he wanted to be free and that the contract he had with Universal was not valid. Basically he was arguing that since he was the artist his tracks, master tapes, were his own. Incredibly enough he won his case on first ruling. This is the result of the second ruling that clearly stipulates the producer (Universal) is the rightful owner of the tracks. This trial really shook the musical world over here. Had Hallyday won no producer would have dared produce any artists any more since it would have meant that once a producer had paid for any recordings and all costs for building up his carreer, as soon as the artist would have made it he could have said : OK you paid for everything, but now that success his coming I'm getting my stuff back and you don't get anything ! Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 17:03:29 -0000 From: northshoresoundworks Subject: Al Kooper Readies New Solo Album GO AL!! Al Kooper Readies New Solo Album By Barry A. Jeckell, Reuters/Billboard NEW YORK - Legendary songwriter-producer-artist Al Kooper is readying a new solo album, his first in more than a decade, for a summer release. Dubbed "Black Coffee," the set will be his first for Steve Vai)'s Favored Nations label and the follow-up to 1994's instrumental release "Rekooperation" (Music Masters). Kooper wrote nine original songs for the disc, working with Dan Penn and Sandi Stewart on "Going, Going, Gone" and "Imaginary Lover," respectively. He also covers the Temptations' "Get Ready," Keb' Mo's "Am I Wrong," Hal Lindes' (Dire Straits) "Got My Ion Hue" and Ray Charles' "Just for a Thrill." Also featured is a take on Booker T. and the MGs' "Green Onions" and Kooper's own "Comin' Back in a Cadillac," both recorded at Norway's Notodden Blues Festival in 2001. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 11:42:29 +0200 From: Eddy Subject: Re: Early Elton Phil X Milstein: > Can anyone help steer me toward a collection of the soundalikes > session(s) Here's a listing of the songs. It's not complete, but these are the songs that "people" seem to agree on that Elton did "for sure". 20 of them are on the Reg Dwight's piano goes Pop CD, but originally they were of course scattered all over the place. An incomplete but good selection of the actual records with these songs can be found in The Complete Elton John Discography by John Distefano. Alright now FREE (5/70) Back home GOLDEN EARRING Come and get it BADFINGER (12/69) Cotton fields BEACH BOYS (5/70) Daughter of darkness TOM JONES (4/70) Don't forget to remember BEE GEES (8/69) Down the dustpipe STATUS QUO (3/70) Early in the morning VANITY FAIR Everybody get together YOUNGBLOODS Goodbye Sam hello Samantha CLIFF RICHARD (6/70) Good morning freedom BLUE MINK (3/70) Groovin' with Mr Bloe MR BLOE (3/70) I can't go on living without you I can't tell the bottom from the top HOLLIES (4/70) In the summertime MUNGO JERRY (6/70) It's all in the game FOUR TOPS (5/70) I will survive ARRIVAL Knock knock who's there MARY HOPKIN (3/70) Lady d'Arbanville CAT STEVENS (6/70) Lola KINKS (6/70) Love of the common people WINSTONS ('69) NICKY THOMAS (6/70) My baby loves lovin' WHITE PLAINS (2/70) Natural sinner FAIRWEATHER (7/70) Neanderthal man HOT LEGS (7/70) Rainbow MARMALADE Reflections of my life MARMALADE Saved by the bell ROBIN GIBB (6/69) She sold me magic LOU CHRISTIE (1/70) Signed sealed delivered STEVIE WONDER (6/70) Si tu dois partir FAIRPORT CONVENTION (7/69) Snake in the grass DDDBM&T (5/69) Spirit in the sky NORMAN GREENBAUM (3/70) Sugar sugar ARCHIES Travellin' band CCR (4/70) United we stand BROTHERHOOD OF MAN (2/70) Up around the bend CCR (6/70) What does it take JR WALKER The wonder of you ELVIS PRESLEY (7/70) Yellow river CHRISTIE (5/70) Young gifted and black BOB & MARCIA (3/70) Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 10:18:18 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Court Rejects Hallyday Request for Tapes Frank wrote: > ... Had Hallyday won no producer would have dared produce any > artists any more since it would have meant that once a producer had > paid for any recordings and all costs for building up his career, > as soon as the artist would have made it he could have said : OK > you paid for everything, but now that success is coming I'm getting > my stuff back and you don't get anything ! Thanks Frank, I find that all real interesting. However I wonder why such a relationship couldn't simply be written into the producer- artist contract. In that case, as is usual in the world, whichever side owns the most leverage would be able to weigh the terms in his/ her/its favor. But, at least, they wouldn't be left to the whims of legal precedent. But hey, this ain't a legal chatgroup, so I'd better leave well enough alone. I will, though, revert my comment to music by asking if Hallyday and Sylvie Vartan are still married. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 07:54:14 -0700 (PDT) From: Norm D. Plume Subject: Re: Early Elton Phil X Milstein wrote: > Can anyone help steer me toward a collection of the soundalikes > session(s) (i.e. covers of current big hits) that Elton John > recorded early in his career? Try this link, Phil: http://www.eltonography.com/albums/reg_dwights_piano_goes_pop.html The CD "Reg Dwight's Piano Goes Pop" had a short release in 1994, was quickly withdrawn and then reissued under another title. It may be available still. Here's a lot more detail of the background to those covers he recorded: http://www.vex.net/~paulmac/elton/articles/19941031_tj.html Norm D. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 14:15:12 -0000 From: Ed Salamon Subject: "Everlasting Love" On Sunday, we asked Buzz Cason who the background singers on Robert Knight's "Everlasting Love" were, as the question was raised here. He said it was just him and Carol Montgomery (then Mrs. Bob Montgomery - as in Buddy {Holly} and Bob, "Misty Blue", etc.). Ed Salamon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 17:23:44 +0200 From: Christian Steiner Subject: "The Buckle Up Song" Hello! Does anyone remember a commercial which was broadcasted on Casey Casem's American Top 40 during the early eighties, which did feature the so-called "buckle up song". I cannot remember what was advertised with it, but the song had a pretty nice sunshine pop feel and seemed to be older than the early eighties and should appeal to a lot of members of that list. Can anyone help? Thanks a lot, Krischan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 11:19:57 EDT From: Claire Francis Subject: Do you cats know how special you really are? Good morning, Spectropop Nation: Thank you for all your beautiful loving thoughts and prayers. I truly felt all your healing love, and healing light. Since I have become a member of this wonderful website my music has come back into my life in such a beautiful way -- it comes back with the incredibly beautiful people who have kept all this music alive. Do you cats know how special you really are? Each and every one of you adds such a beautiful energy to this world. Today, as I sit here getting stronger, I think how special you all are, and that you all should really be very proud of yourselves -- such a fine lot!!! And to think, Eddy found another record of mine on top of all this -- how lucky can I get?! Speak to you all slowly ... but still speaking ... Love and Light, Grateful Claire Francis -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 13:19:41 -0700 (PDT) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Re: "Popcorn Double Feature" Matthew David wrote: > This song was also covered by Giant Crab on their 2nd album COOL IT > HELIOS (featuring the distinctive, wailing vocals of Ernie Orosco) > ......great tune! I loves me some Giant Crab, have both LPs, need "Cool It" on 45, but between GC and The Fall, I KNEW that title sounded familiar. Thanks as always for all the info, everybody, once again I have some digging to do. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 17:38:52 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Oldies on the charts S.J. Dibai wrote: > ... Why is that these days, so many oldies are topping the UK > charts? I have been reading about Elvis singles being reissued in > limited quantities over there and going to #1 like crazy. Now this. > Can anyone offer some insight? The short answer re Elvis is marketing - limited, attractive releases in cds with card picture sleeves or old looking 10" vinyl in old style RCA card sleeves - what Elvis collector wouldn't want them? the company people have also realised there is still a strong retro interest... Also there is very little else around....except for one I heard whilst driving to work this morning - (I think called) 'Chicken Back' by Bees - a rather super duper old dance style ditty circa 1962ish - hard to believe it has just been cut. I expect others here on the list may not enjoy it, but it seemed a lot of fun to my ears. I plan to visit the wonderful Revolution records in Diss, Norfolk (an old style emporium where they know about and still enjoy a wide range of music) to see if I can find it! Shake a tail feather. Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 15:40:25 -0500 From: Nick Archer Subject: Re: "The Buckle Up Song" Christian Steiner wrote: > Hello! Does anyone remember a commercial which was broadcasted on > Casey Casem's American Top 40 during the early eighties, which did > feature the so-called "buckle up song". Here are some partial lyrics from my partial mind: Buckle up for safety, buckle up! When you go out driving, always buckle up. Show the world you care, by the belt you wear, something something, if you're driving buckle up! Nick Archer -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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