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Spectropop - Digest Number 1930



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There are 14 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: "Bedazzled"
           From: Lobby 
      2. Re: Welcome Alan O'Day
           From: M Rashkow 
      3. John Denver with Mitchell 3
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      4. Re: Bobby Sherman
           From: Larry Lapka 
      5. Re: Stigwood as "producer"
           From: Scott Swanson 
      6. Re: Reach Out For Me; Kathy Kirby
           From: Howard Earnshaw 
      7. Re: Looking for a memory possibly from 1961- 62
           From: Rodney Rawlings 
      8. Re: "I Love New York"
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      9. Re: Our Patch Of Blue - Zoom Zoom Zoom
           From: Dave Monroe 
     10. Re: Alan O'Day, Annie Sutton
           From: Brent Cash 
     11. Re: Joel Christie
           From: Gary Myers 
     12. Artist vs. Corporate rights
           From: Bill George 
     13. Lee Moses
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     14. Re: another mystery solved!
           From: John Frederick Brown 


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Message: 1 Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 14:38:13 -0000 From: Lobby Subject: Re: "Bedazzled" previously: > And find "Bedazzled" by Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, with vocals by > The Breakaways, one of the girls' finest moments, now playing at > musica. "Bedazzled" was the musical work of Dudley Moore with some lyrics by Peter Cook. Its a shame Dudley didn't write more pop tunes really he certainly had the talent. His jazz LPs are brilliant. Try and track down the LP "Bedazzled" which contains all the songs from their classic movie of the same name. lobby -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 10:48:01 EDT From: M Rashkow Subject: Re: Welcome Alan O'Day Nice post from Alan O'Day. Always thought "Undercover Angel" was a great record, and one of the sneakiest "dirty" songs of all time. Are you related to Anita O'Day? Di la, Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 12:17:21 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: John Denver with Mitchell 3 Does anyone know which (if any) songs John Denver sang lead on during his time with the Mitchell Trio, or even any lead sections of? Or, know of a comprehensive Mitchell (or Denver) discography that would list such a thing? Barring that, pehaps someone could provide me with a set of scans or photocopies of the insert booklet to Mercury's 1988 CD "The Best Of The Chad Mitchell Trio: The Mercury Years," in the hope such info is contained therein. As you may have deduced, my copy of the CD is missing the booklet. Thanks, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 10:25:21 -0700 (PDT) From: Larry Lapka Subject: Re: Bobby Sherman Paul Evans wrote: > "Happiness Is" was originally cut and charted by Ray Conniff. > The song garnered lots of covers, Bobby Sherman's among them. > Soon after, the song became the commercial jingle for Kent > Cigarettes, which stayed on the air for three years plus. Thanks for the information on Bobby Sherman's "Happiness Is." That's a song I am still looking for, and I continue to look for his pre-1969 songs in any format. By the way, was this song also recorded by Beaver & The Trappers, Jerry Mathers' band? I kind of doubt it, but I figured I would ask. About tobacco ads: being a non-smoker (and the grandson of someone who smoked himself into the grave), I vehemently support any activity to get people to stop smoking, or which gives them reason not to start. On the other hand, being a 1960s fanatic, I can't help but be amazed at the catchphrases and tunes that came out of those commercials. Larry Lapka -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 10:50:09 -0700 (PDT) From: Scott Swanson Subject: Re: Stigwood as "producer" Phil Milstein asked: > I've never thought of Stigwood as being a music guy himself. > Did he really do much in the way of production, or did he > simply take credit for others' work in that arena? Wasn't that pretty much the standard in the '60s? The "producer" was oftentimes little more than the "money guy" (akin to modern day film producers), while the engineers and musical directors did the actual "producing" in the studio. At least, that's the impression I got. Regards, Scott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 15:49:47 EDT From: Howard Earnshaw Subject: Re: Reach Out For Me; Kathy Kirby Simon White wrote: > I've been a closet Kathy fan since I was a kid - I realise > now it was the shiny lipstick that did it. The Kathy Kirby version was on an EP release here in the UK. KK was a great vocalist who scored a few big hits in the UK with her two biggest being a cover of Doris Day's "Secret Love" and a vocal version of the Shadows song "Dance On." There's rumoured to be an upcoming documetary about her planned to be shown on UK TV. She appeared on a weekly TV show in the sixties called "Stars And Garters" - lip gloss and all! Howard E -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 21:31:52 -0000 From: Rodney Rawlings Subject: Re: Looking for a memory possibly from 1961- 62 John Frederick Brown wrote: > ... The song could have been called "Pardon Me While My > Heart Breaks" but I'm not sure. I do remember that the label > looked something like the "Laurie" label but instead of red, > white and black I remeber peach, blue and white. Perhaps Bobby Goldsboro, from 1963, "Light The Candles (Throw The Rice)" / "That's What Love Will Do" (Laurie). -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 17:39:43 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: "I Love New York" Claire Francis wrote: > I just got an email saying that "I Love New York" artist > Marva Josie, written by Claire Francis and Herbie Hancock > sold on Ebay for $208.50 - This is just a 45 rpm....!!! > Why is this so expensive; what makes it so costly? I would > really like to know, I am kind of shocked!! I truly would > like to understand the answer to this question. Is it because > it is a 45 rpm, or because it is Marva or Herbie? I cannot > imagine anyone paying that amount of money for my records!! The simple answer is that it is a great record; clean, original copies are most likely difficult to find; and it involves personnel who have since built up a sizeable fan base. Beyond that, though, the laws of supply-and-demand tend to fly out the window when dealing with any rare commodity, because when all that is needed to make a sale is just one seller and one buyer there is no telling what price they might agree to. Thus, were the exact same record to go on sale a month from now, it could just as easily go for a fraction of that price -- or, theoretically, many times more. > By the way...I am feeling so much better and have really enjoyed > reading the posts on Spectropop. I felt all the prayers from you > all, so nice and strong. I hope you won't mind giving me your > prayers again in July when I have to have another of the same > surgery. Ah, that is great news! Long may you wave, and we'll be there for your next session as much as we were for this past one. L&L, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 17:27:16 -0700 (PDT) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Re: Our Patch Of Blue - Zoom Zoom Zoom Lyn Nuttall wrote: > Our Patch Of Blue had a single on Warner Brothers in > 1969 called Zoom Zoom Zoom, written by Bernard de > Cesare Jnr and Pasquale Zompa. Here's what's on the Our Patch Of Blue label (demo copy): Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records PROMOTION NOT FOR SALE OUR PATCH OF BLUE Produced by V. Poncia 7257 (L51481) ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM (Zompa & De Caesar) Sweet Magnolia Music BMI - 2:34 A MAP CITY PRODUCTION And the B-side, the same except for ... 7257 (L51482) LILY WHITE (Zompa & De Caesar) Sweet Magnolia Music BMI - 2:55 A MAP CITY PRODUCTION It IS spelled "De Ceasar" there. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 05 May 2005 00:34:59 -0000 From: Brent Cash Subject: Re: Alan O'Day, Annie Sutton Alan O'Day (welcome!) wrote: > He in turn invited me, & the original Archers' bassist/vocalist > Joel Christie. Is that the same great Joel Christie who did "Since I Found You" on Liberty? Love that record! Phil Milstein asked: > Did Annie Sutton ever record with The Rascals? Yep, she's on the "Peaceful World" and "Island Of Real" albums. While Felix remained chief vocalist, Annie and Molly Holt did some duets with him, and some occasional leads as well. Best wishes, Brent Cash -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 21:21:53 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Joel Christie Alan O'Day wrote: > ... original Archers' bassist/vocalist Joel Christie. Hi Alan, I *thought* you were a likely person to be in here sooner or later. Joel Christie is a name I haven't heard in many years. IIRC, I saw him at a small club (the Oar House, I think) somewhere in the South Bay area (here in L.A.) circa 1966. He had a record on the jukebox at the Tip Top in Inglewood (where I was playing) -- "Lead Me On" / "Angels In The Sky" (a Crew Cuts remake). I think it was on Imperial, and I believe I have both sides on tape. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 00:14:00 EDT From: Bill George Subject: Artist vs. Corporate rights Previously: > In general, though, it's worth asking why, having recouped their > costs and made their profits, should a label be able to sit on > an artist's recordings for the rest of time? I'm a little late in weighing in on this discussion, but thought I'd add something. Current artist Gillian Welch recorded her first two CDs for Almo Sounds, a label run by Alpert and Moss. When they closed the label they gave her the rights to her recordings rather than handing them over to Universal (I think that is who would have gotten them.) That was supremely cool of them. And somehow Michelle Shocked finally got the rights to her previous CDs on Mercury, and has reissued them on her own label. Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 10:34:14 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Lee Moses Anyone know anything about guitarist/singer Lee Moses? His "Bad Girl, Pts. 1 & 2" (included on the "All Tore Up" bootleg compilation) is one of the greatest records of my life, but my attempts to locate any of his other material have gone down in way overpriced flames. Thanks, --Phil M. P.S. I have run both sides up to my Probe site, at http://www.philxmilstein.com - The record is first-listen, stop-in-your-tracks amazing. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 13:52:43 -0400 From: John Frederick Brown Subject: Re: another mystery solved! Rodney Rawlings wrote: > Perhaps Bobby Goldsboro, from 1963, "Light The Candles > (Throw The Rice)" / "That's What Love Will Do" (Laurie). That's it. As soon as you said the flip side, it all came back. Thanks. jfb -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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