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Spectropop - Digest Number 1965



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There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. LA Weekly Music Awards
           From: Laura Pinto 
      2. Re: David Lasley
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      3. Re: The Songs Of Lori Burton & Pam Sawyer
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      4. Shirley Alston-Reeves
           From: Mick Patrick 
      5. Pam Sawyer
           From: Norm D Plume 
      6. Janie Grant December 2001 interview show
           From: Ronnie Allen 
      7. Re: Rock N Roll Heaven
           From: Peter Richmond 
      8. Re: David Lasley / Andantes / Chiffons
           From: Will Stos 
      9. Re: The Songs Of Lori Burton & Pam Sawyer
           From: MopTopMike 


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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 13:03:39 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: LA Weekly Music Awards Hi S'poppers, Here's a writeup on the LA Weekly Music Awards (which took place June 14th) along with photos of Jeff Barry and Brian Wilson, among others - and a remark from Jeff that's going to "go down" in musical history! http://www.laweekly.com/ink/05/30/music-sullivan.php Enjoy, Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 13:10:27 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: David Lasley Will Stos: > I found this on David Lasley's site: > http://www.davidlasley.com/BES.html > Look at the Clock (The Utopias) Thanks for that link, Will. I'd never heard of Lasley before*, but have found his website to be a font of great '60s** insights and information. My favorite part (in the "Ask David" section) is his account of having recorded at Fortune, with descriptions of the Fortune building, Devora Brown's studio demeanor, etc. I've been looking for The Utopias' "Sally Bad" record for a while -- does anyone know if it's been comped anywhere? --Phil M. *not technically true -- there's a great anecdote in Genya Ravan's book "Lollipop Lounge" about Lasley's early '70s (or therebouts) trio Rosie, but it wasn't until rereading that excerpt on Lasley's site that his name began to mean anything to me. **and '70s as well, as Lasley reveals himself to have been a ghost singer on two of The Ramones' best albums, "Leave Home" and "Rocket To Russia." -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 17:13:06 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: The Songs Of Lori Burton & Pam Sawyer Re Lori & Pam's very prolific career: 1) The RASCALS did "Baby, Let's Wait"??!! Before or after Barry Winslow & the gang took it up? Oh, that's right, the Guardsmen first released it somewhat unsuccessfully in '66; had the "Cavaliere crew" already recorded it then? 2) Jean Carter's Decca recording (s) have been on my want list for years. Very intriguing! Is she a girl-group sound, or another female pop singer with an irresistible voice? (Or BOTH!!?) Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 21:00:49 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Shirley Alston-Reeves Having listened to their "Shades Of Blue" several times this afternoon, I find myself in a bit of a Shirelles mood. Pity then that I don't live in Sellersville, Philadelphia, as their lead singer Shirley is performing live there tomorrow, Friday June 17th. Bobby "Tossin' And Turnin'" Lewis is also on the bill. Find more info here: http://www.davisind.com/wc/view_entry.php?id=1284&date=20050617&friendly=1 Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 16:04:50 -0700 (PDT) From: Norm D Plume Subject: Pam Sawyer Mick Patrick wrote: > I find myself still engrossed in the songs of Lori Burton & Pam > Sawyer. Is this the Pam Sawyer who came from Dagenham, Essex? If so, I'm intrigued as to how she got into the writing biz. Do you know much about her? Regards Norm D. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 16:38:38 EDT From: Ronnie Allen Subject: Janie Grant December 2001 interview show My one-hour live-by-phone December 2001 interview show with Janie Grant is back online at the following URL: http://www.digitalpassages.com/weblog/2005/06/14.html#a1467 This was her first radio interview in about 38 years and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was made even more special by the surprise appearance of Gerry Granahan, Janie's mentor and producer. Ronnie Allen -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 22:20:14 +0100 From: Peter Richmond Subject: Re: Rock N Roll Heaven Alan O'Day wrote: > Fast forwardt to American Bandstand 1981. I believe they did use my > "Elvis" verse written for that anniversary show: Alan did you also write the John Lennon verse ? NOW WE'VE LOST JOHN LENNON, IN THE CRUELLEST WAY HE GAVE US SO MANY SONGS TO SING, CAUSE HE HAD SO MUCH TO SAY Plus the line dedicated to Keith Moon AND KEITH KNEW HOW TO LAUGH THE BLUES AWAY A bit of trivia, a friend of mine John Strong, told me that he remembers seeing Climax performing "Rock N Roll Heaven" in a bar in an episode of the TV cop series McCloud in the 70's. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 23:21:39 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: David Lasley / Andantes / Chiffons Me: > I found this on David Lasley's site: > http://www.davidlasley.com/BES.html > Look at the Clock (The Utopias) Phil M: > Thanks for that link, Will. I'd never heard of Lasley before* Neither had I, but I did a google search looking for Sawyer/Burton songs at Mick's request and found it. Interesting to hear about those moonlighting Andantes. I just picked up Mary Wells' "Two Sides" album and some of the backing vocals sound like them. Does anyone know where she recorded these sides. Also while googling, I saw that the Chiffons did backing vocals for Kristy McNicol (or was it Kristy McCall?) on her version of "He's So Fine" from the 70s. Has anyone heard this track? Is it available on CD? Is it any good/worth searching for? Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 00:10:34 -0000 From: MopTopMike Subject: Re: The Songs Of Lori Burton & Pam Sawyer Mick Patrick wrote: > I find myself still engrossed in the songs of Lori Burton & Pam > Sawyer. I've taken a crack at compiling a list - see below. The > chances of it being complete are slim. Can anyone add to it, I > wonder? Hope so. One of my Burton-Sawyer favorites I dream about getting on an original 45 is "I'm Not Mad Anymore", by Barbara Acklin, released on the Special Agent label (in 1966 I believe). MopTopMike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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