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Spectropop - Digest Number 1952

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There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. What to do with your old 45s (or not).
           From: Tom Taber 
      2. The !!!! Beat TV show
           From: Frank Jastfelder 
      3. Re: J C Livingston[e]
           From: Joop Jansen 
      4. Re: It's So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go!
           From: Mark Maldwyn 
      5. Re: labels "all in the family"/Oldies Only?
           From: S J Dibai 
      6. Re: Easy Evil
           From: John Black 
      7. Re: Keith's "I Can't Go Wrong"
           From: Artie Wayne 
      8. Re: Oscar Brown, Jr.
           From: Artie Wayne 
      9. Cameo-Parkway CDs
           From: Mike Edwards 
     10. Denny Reed
           From: S'pop Projects 

Message: 1 Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 06:13:15 -0700 (PDT) From: Tom Taber Subject: What to do with your old 45s (or not). In one of the four or five thousand magazines my wife subscribes to appears the following "helpful hint": ----- I had a pile of old 45 records and I asked myself, What could I make out of these? The answer was a wreath. I used a round wire wreath frame as the back. I used plastic electrical/plumber ties to attach the records to the frame. I wound the plastic tie through the center holes of the records to connect them to the frame. To cover the wires, I folded sheet music and tucked it through the holes, and then I rolled sheet music and tied it with raffia. ----- "Raffia" is, from the accompanying photo, apparently small grape vines. It looks more hideous than your mind's eye can imagine. One of the 45s is a nice condition copy of "It's All Over Now" by Shep & The Limelites on Hull. There's something on Coed, too. Hey, I've come up with something else to do with "old 45s." I play them! Tom Taber -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 11:49:12 +0200 From: Frank Jastfelder Subject: The !!!! Beat TV show Hello you soul investigators and R&B aficionados out there. i just saw that Bear Family records released a bunch of DVDs with all 26 episodes of The !!!! Beat, a TV music show from 1966 shot in full-fledged color! Here's an excerpt of the Bear Family website and the link below. I have absolutely no interest in this but I thought it might be of interest to some of you. ----- There were 26 "The !!!! Beat" shows, and many of the performances were live in the studio with a backup band led by the terrific Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. Here are just a few of the original soul and R&B stars captured in their prime: Otis Redding, Little Milton, Esther Phillips, Joe Tex, Etta James, Lattimore Brown, Rosco Shelton, Carla Thomas, Freddie King, Barbara Lynn, Johnny Taylor, Maurice & The Radiants, Louis Jordan, Mighty Hannibal, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Robert Parker, Joe Simon, Mitty Collier, Jamo Thomas, Z.Z. Hill, Lou Rawls, Bobby Hebb, Willie Mitchell, Don Bryant, The Ovations, The Bar-Kays, Percy Sledge, Garnett Mimms and Sam & Dave Frank Jastfelder -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 14:56:11 -0000 From: Joop Jansen Subject: Re: J C Livingston[e] David Walker wrote: > Both Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids and J.C. > Livingstone had a hit with Did You Boogie With Your Baby?. > J.C.Livingstone "Did You Boogie With Your Baby" Wizard > ZS-158 Written and Produced by Rod McQueen > Flash Cadillac et al., "Did You Boogie (With Your Baby) > Private Stock PVT 11125. > Who is Rod McQueen, and is J.C.Livingstone the same > person? I know that Rod McQueen had some writing credits > with Daniel Boone (aka Peter Lee Stirling/Peter Green) > but I have never been able to access any info on him. Hi David, I can give the following answer: J.C. Livingston (on this site it is spelled without an "e") had a hit with "Did You Boogie With Your Baby" in July 1976 in Zimbabwe. And on this site it is said he is an artist from South Africa. On this site it says that "Did You Boogie With Your Baby" was a cover of a hit from Canada. (I doubt this) As you mentioned, the composer Rod McQueen had connections with Daniel Boone. I own an album by Daniel Boone with eight songs, all of which are composed by Daniel Boone together with Rod McQueen. Boone and McQueen also composed "Beautiful Sunday", which was a big hit for Daniel Boone. But I found out that J.C. Livingstone (here with an "e") also has released a version of "Beautiful Sunday" on the Penny Farthing label, for which Daniel Boone also recorded. Joop greets from the Netherlands -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 16:03:42 -0000 From: Mark Maldwyn Subject: Re: It's So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go! Mick Patrick wrote: > ... "It's So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go!", a 50-track double CD due > for release on Sanctuary in a couple of weeks. > This collection looks good! Any previously-unreleased stuff not included on the other "Here Comes The Girls" CDs? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 21:08:24 -0000 From: S J Dibai Subject: Re: labels "all in the family"/Oldies Only? Country Paul wrote: > I know that Henry Stone has done the same with the TK > family of labels, B. T. Puppy continues with at least some > original Tokens at the helm, and Jamie/Guyden continues > under the guidance of Hal Lipsius' son, Frank. Does anyone > know of any other labels from the '50s-early '70s era that > have either the original owner or have stayed in the family? I was surprised recently when I found that Bob Marcucci is still operating a company under the "Chancellor" name. It seems like he resurrected it recently, but I may be wrong about that. The website is: You gotta love how, when you go to the "Chancellor Records" page, Jodie Sands' "With All My Heart" starts blasting out of your speakers! Also, what's the story on Del-Fi Records? The company still has a website ( ), and Bob Keane is still touted as the owner and label head, but I can't seem to tell whether any of that is current. The homepage has a copyright date of 2001, and at the age of 83, it's understandable if Keane has retired! There's a trend that I find rather distressing: it seems a lot of these companies that produced what we now know as oldies are deciding to stick to oldies and not bother with contemporary music anymore. I'm 98% certain that's where Jamie/Guyden's at these days, and I heard a news item about Philadelphia International stating explicitly that it's focusing on its back catalogue now. Yes, in many ways this is good: the oldies will stay in circulation (or be put back into circulation), the vaults will be cleaned out, etc. But to think that these companies that were once innovative, cutting edge powerhouses are now resigning themselves to their past glories is depressing. To my mind they could theoretically harness the kind of energy that made them great and try to breathe some new life into the landscape of contemporary music. Don't get me wrong -- some parts of that landscape are in full bloom with tall green trees and fragrant hyacinth blossoms, but there are also a lot of fallow fields that are somehow passing for meadows! I just think that these companies could at least plant a few nice shrubs. Then again, maybe I should just shut up and be thankful for the oldies. S.J. Dibai -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 18:14:57 EDT From: John Black Subject: Re: Easy Evil Didn't Peggy Lee record this song, on her "Let's Love" album? John Black -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 15:50:00 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Keith's "I Can't Go Wrong" S.J....How ya' doin'? Jerry Ross and I wrote both the lyrics and the music for "I Can't Go Wrong", as well as "The Teeny Bopper Song" and "Candy, Candy" for Keith. One of my songs that Jerry really liked was "3000 Miles", which Brian Hyland recorded. Jerry made me sit down with my guitar and play the chorus over and over, until a new song emerged: "I Can't go Wrong". I got my friends The Tokens to sing background on all the cuts (I even sang along with them). If you heard a cough on the end of "98.6" it was probably me trying to cover up a wrong note. Regards, Artie Wayne P.S. If you want some more Philadelphia stories check out "Brief Encounters" on my website, and please sign my new guestbook. __________________________________ Discover Yahoo! Have fun online with music videos, cool games, IM and more. Check it out! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 16:11:32 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Oscar Brown, Jr. Phil...James...How ya' doin'? I too felt a loss when I heard that Oscar Brown, Jr. passed away. When I grew up in the sixties he was a large presence on the jazz and folk music scenes. I was always impressed with his clever lyrics and hip musical approach. I used to hang out at E.B.Marks Music, where Oscar was signed. Arnold Shaw, who was general professional manager, introduced us and I had a chance to tell him how much I admired his work. I'm sure his body of work will be re-examined ... and maybe even yield a few hits. Regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 01:46:33 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Cameo-Parkway CDs While waiting for the arrival of my Cameo-Parkway boxed set, a legit 4-CD package from the labels' current owners, Abkco, I note that the less than legit Campark label has issued another batch of CDs with tracks drawn from Cameo-Parkway's vaults. To backtrack, this label has already issued six CDs of C-P vocal group material and three of Northern Soul type sounds. The quality is passable. Hot on the heels of Abkco's release, Campark have now issued: - The Vocal Groups: vols. 7, 8, 9 and 10 - The Teen Sound: vols. 11 and 12 (volume numbers have picked up where the vocal group numbers left off) - The British Invasion - Novelty, Instrumental, Rock and Soul (Volumes 9 and 10 of the vocal group CDs feature girl group sounds, including Roddie Joy) That's eight CDs in addition to the nine they already have out. The track details can be found at an excellent oldies CD shop here on Long Island, Doo Wop Shoo Bop Records and CDs: Naturally I hope most of the material on the Campark CDs finds its way onto future Abkco releases. They clearly have a long way to go. Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 01:34:15 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: Denny Reed New @ S'pop A Teenager Feels It Too: The Denny Reed Story as told to Country Paul Payton An excerpt: Phil Spector used to work around with Sill and Hazlewood. Jazz drummer Pete Magadini was partially responsible for getting me my first record contract. He's also from Phoenix. Pete Magadini is a great drummer who has excelled as a musician playing with the top jazz players in the world. He was Diana Ross's drummer when she opened in Las Vegas. He has multiple books on teaching polyrhythms, and is my oldest friend in the music business. One day Lester Sill and Lee Hazelwood came in to record from LA. They had the unique Phil Spector producing this session. Pete and I came in and I helped him unload his drums and set up for the session. I was really excited to meet Phil Spector. Well, the session gets underway, and Phil goes out to talk to the band and he puts his foot up on Pete's tom-tom. Pete says in a very soft but direct way, "Hey man, get your foot off my drum." Phil looked shocked, and did remove his foot. The whole place got instantly silent for what seemed to be an eternity. The day ended and as Pete and I were riding home, I said, "Well, that was weird." Pete, says "Man, I wouldn't let my mother step on my drums. If the guy doesn't respect me more than that, let him find another drummer!" Pete Magadini should have his picture under the word "cool" in the dictionary. He was born cool!!! Read the full story here: Enjoy. Any questions? The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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