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Spectropop - Digest Number 1954



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There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: It's So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go!
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Re: Mike Nesmith and "Total Control"
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      3. Re: Easy Evil
           From: Alan O'Day 
      4. Re: The !!! Beat
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      5. Re: A tale of two songs: I'm Counting On You
           From: Mick Patrick 
      6. Jack jumped over the radio
           From: Country Paul 
      7. Re: Image
           From: Simon White 
      8. Re: It's So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go! / Gore 2-fers
           From: Jim Allio 
      9. Re: Image / Pirate Radio
           From: Ray 
     10. WCBS-FM Oldies Radio
           From: Joe 
     11. The Songs Of Lori Burton
           From: Mick Patrick 


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Message: 1 Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2005 10:04:46 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: It's So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go! I wrote: > Any 1960s Brit Girl fans out there? Those of you who remember the > 10-volume "Here Come The Girls" series might be interested in a > new project on which my pals Sheila, Samski, Malcolm, Neil and I > have just finished work -- "It's So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go!", a 50- > track double CD due for release on Sanctuary in a couple of weeks. > Of the 10 volumes of "Here Come The Girls" CDs, only #s 1 and 10 > remain in catalogue. "It's So Fine" contains no tracks that are on > those two volumes. Of its 50 tracks, about two-thirds were never on > any of the HCTG series. It's selling for under 9 on Amazon, I see. > Let me know if you'd like to see a full track list. An e-card has > been designed to promote it. It's kinda cute, with sound samples. > Take a look, why not: http://www.sanctuaryrecords.co.uk/itssofine/ Jim Allio: > Full track list, please! OK, here you go: It's So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go! Castle/Sanctuary CMDDD 1159 Disc 1: 1. Petula Clark Gotta Tell The World 2. Nita Rossi Something To Give 3. Helen Shapiro Silly Boy (I Love You) 4. Two Of Each Colour My World 5. Pickettywitch You Got Me So I Don't Know 6. Tammy St John Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In My Mind But Me) 7. Julie Grant As Long As I Know He's Mine 8. Jackie Trent Only One Such As You 9. Billie Davis Ev'ry Day 10. Britt Leave My Baby Alone 11. Tawny Reed My Heart Cries 12. The Ferris Wheel B.A.B.Y. 13. Val McKenna Don't Hesitate 14. The Tony Hatch Sound Live For Life 15. Jackie Trent Such A Small Love 16. Sharon Tandy Now That You've Gone 17. Barbara Ruskin No More To Fall 18. Dana Gillespie Pay You Back With Interest 19. Yvonne Prenosilova Come On Home 20. Mally Page You Can Be Wrong About Boys 21. Dilys Watling Have Another Dream On Me 22. The Sweetcorn Sunshine Follows The Rain 23. Tina Tott Take Away The Emptiness Too 24. The Paper Dolls Something Here In My Heart 25. Sandra Barry Stop! Thief Disc 2: 1. The Satin Bells Da-Di-Da-Da 2. Kim D Come On Baby 3. Nita Rossi Untrue Unfaithfull (That Was You) 4. The Breakaways He Doesn't Love Me 5. Petula Clark The Life And Soul Of The Party 6. The Caravelles The Other Side Of Love 7. Helen Shapiro Take Me For A While 8. Sandra Barry I Won't Try To Change Your Mind 9. New Faces Never Gonna Love Again 10. Lorraine Silver I Know You'll Be There 11. Shirley Abicair I Will Be There 12. Lori Balmer Here Before The Sun 13. Val McKenna Mixed-Up, Shook-Up Girl 14. Dee King It's So Fine 15. Jeannie & The Big Guys Boys 16. Maxine Darren Don't You Know 17. The Baker Twins Words Written On Water 18. Peanut Thank Goodness For The Rain 19. Antoinette Lullaby Of Love 20. Kay Garner L. David Sloane 21. Anita Harris London Life 22. Nina Stern Please Come Back To Me 23. Dodie West And Love Will Come 24. Jackie Lee Everybody Needs A Little Loving 25. Billie Davis The Last One To Be Loved Any questions? Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2005 09:58:05 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Mike Nesmith and "Total Control" Clark Besch asked: > Hey, another tidbit of Neb rock. An Omaha World Herald story on page > 15 of 12/23/66 issue says that KICS (Hastings) Dj Ken Goodman is the > BROTHER of Monkee Mike Nesmith! Wonder if that's true or if the Dj > was trying to get publicity?? Have you found this to be a fact or > just a bandwagon jumping routine? You might have better luck finding an answer to this question in Randi Massingil's Nesmith bio, "Total Control," a revised version of which (from the 1997 original) came out earlier this year. I haven't read it myself, however, so can't recommend it per se, but perhaps some of our other members have, and can. --Phil M. -- Napoleon XIV MP3s and illos: http://www.philxmilstein.com Entering Arlington: http://www.philxmilstein.com/EnteringArlington -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2005 22:15:55 -0000 From: Alan O'Day Subject: Re: Easy Evil Joe, Well, the difference between a singer-songwriter and a writer- artist in my case seemed to be a matter of my demos, timing & luck. Pacific Records was launched by Ed Silvers with me as the only artist on the label! Ed's belief in me changed my life. (Yes, I know he lurks on S'pop, but its true... Hey Ed, can you spare a few bucks?) My demo approach was always to create "minature records". It was somewhat unique back then; now everyone is pretty much expected to present fully polished material. Prevalent opinion being that's because there are far fewer song experts (people with musical ears) in positions of power, and more "corporate types" running the show. It was always about money, I know that. But to me there was that gut level excitement about the POWER OF A SONG. I saw it in the eyes of Sydney Goldstein, Snuff Garrett, Artie Wayne, Ed Silvers, Mel Bly, Steve Barri, Dallas Smith, Richard Perry... I still see it in the eyes of songwriters today, from Diane Warren to the guy with a day job who gets off on scribbling lyrics down on paper. But from my point of view, there's a dearth of exec's who are able or willing to be mentors to these people. Now with the prevalence of "indies", organizations like Just Plain Folks & TAXI help to critique & educate the newer crop of songwriters. Somebody tell me I'm just out of touch here in L.A??? I just came back from Nashville, where I actually got in to see some "big dogs" and had my material heard. Even if none of my new country pop stuff gets cut, it felt like there's still a music biz there! I'm wa-a-a-a-y off topic. Feels good to rant a little tho. Opinions welcome. Thanks Joe! Alan http://alanoday.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2005 10:02:54 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: The !!! Beat Skip Woolwine wrote: > ... It's not often that white men try to pass for black, but that's > exactly what Hossman and John R did nightly on 1510/WLAC ... A ruse I don't suppose Hoss expected to maintain much longer once he began hosting a TV show! Thanks for the great stories, Skip -- I too am very excited over Bear Family's release of The !!! Beat series, and wonder only which parts of my collection to sell off in order to finance all those 25e boxes. Dig, --Phil M. -- Napoleon XIV MP3s and illos: http://www.philxmilstein.com Entering Arlington: http://www.philxmilstein.com/EnteringArlington -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2005 18:19:23 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: A tale of two songs: I'm Counting On You Re Lyn Nuttall and songs entitled "I'm Counting On You": According to the record label, the song of that title recorded by Johnny Nash was written by Alicia Evelyn. Johnny O'Keefe recorded a cover version of the same song for the Australian market. Petula Clark did likewise for the UK. The Don Robertson-penned "I'm Counting On You" is a different song. Robertson is mistaken about his composition being recorded by Johnny Nash. BMI list 19 songs entitled "I'm Counting On You". ASCAP list three. But none of them appear to be credited to Alicia Evelyn - an error, I guess. Whoever wrote it, it's a good song and Johnny Nash performs it beautifully - what a great vocalist he was. Although not credited on the label, his version was produced by Phil Spector. That's how come Petula Clark's cover qualified for inclusion on the "Wallpaper Of Sound" CD. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 04 Jun 2005 15:14:06 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Jack jumped over the radio An era passes... Friday, June 3, 2005: [headline] New York City and Chicago both get a "Jack" [sub-headline]Infinity blows up oldies icons WCBS-FM and WJMK. [story] It happened at the same time - 5pm Eastern, 4pm Central. In New York -- The Beastie Boys' "Fight for your right (to party)" introduced the new "Jack" on 101.1. Infinity says it will preserve the "WCBS-FM" heritage as a new online station at www.wcbsfm.com. Infinity had made oldies WCBS-FM one of its prime projects over the last 9 months with extra promotional dollars and a new Mickey Dolenz morning show. In Chicago - longtime oldies outlet WJMK is also history. The online-only successor is www.WJMK.com. If you'd like to sample the two newest play-anything "Jack" stations, they're streaming. New York is at www.ILikeJack.com and Chicago's at www.IKnowJack.com. [source] Clark F. Smidt, Inc., Broadcast Advisor (and personal friend) 'CBS-FM had essentially cut most of its 50s and early 60s music a couple of years back, and killed off The DooWop Shop, once the highest-rated show in its Sunday night time slot. Thus far, Jack 101.1 has no live jocks; the Chicago computer - excuse me, station - is not playing any commercials, but New York is. The format, by the way originally generated in Canada, relishes and boasts about juxtaposing contrasting music styles; unfortunately, the content I heard within each style is boring. It's supposed to sound like an updated free-form station, but they're only playing about 1,200 ongs, and only hits. Boston and Philly correspondents, your oldies outlets are also owned by the same corporation, Infinity. Be very afraid. Sigh. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2005 07:51:02 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Image Re Image Pt 1: Other UK Spectropoppers will know better than I, but wasn't the tune used as the theme to someone's show here on Radio Caroline in the 1960's? I have another version by Alan Haven, so it might have been that one, as the other side of the 45 is titled "Romance On The North Sea". I don't know much about the pirate stations but from what I understand they were pretty daring in a lot of their playlists. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2005 10:27:15 -0700 (PDT) From: Jim Allio Subject: Re: It's So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go! / Gore 2-fers Mick Patrick: > ... "It's So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go!" ... sound samples: > http://www.sanctuaryrecords.co.uk/itssofine/ ... Castle/ > Sanctuary CMDDD 1159 Thanks, Mick, this is a must own. Can't wait to hear these tracks. This series is always excellent. So when are you going to put together the other Lesley Gore 2-fers ("Boys Boys Boys" & "Girl Talk"; "California Nights" & "Magic Colors")? I'm happy to help when you're ready! Jim Allio -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2005 11:54:48 +0100 From: Ray Subject: Re: Image / Pirate Radio Simon White on "Image Pt 1": > Other UK Spectropoppers will know better than I, but wasn't the > tune used as the theme to someone's show here on Radio Caroline in > the 1960's? I have another version by Alan Haven, so it might have > been that one, as the other side of the 45 is titled "Romance On > The North Sea". I don't know much about the pirate stations but > from what I understand they were pretty daring in a lot of their > playlists. "This is the story of Offshore Pirate Radio and the airwaves of the Swingin' Sixties" http://www.sixtiescity.com/Radio/60SRadio.htm Ray -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2005 15:07:25 -0000 From: Joe Subject: WCBS-FM Oldies Radio For those of you in the New York area who listened to WCBS-FM radio and for the listeners who streamed the station you can sign a petition, who knows if it will make a difference or not, but it's worth a try, go to http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/474032182 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2005 17:22:24 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: The Songs Of Lori Burton I'm doing a little research into the songs of Lori Burton and need a little expert help. Does anyone have copies of the following 45s: Mitch Ryder "I Need Lovin' You" (Dynovoice 916, 1968) George Torrence & the Naturals "Lickin' Stick" (Shout 224, 1967) Betty Turner "Stand By And Cry" (Liberty 55861, 1966) If so, I'm curious about who wrote the songs - please do tell. Thanks in advance. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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