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Spectropop - Digest Number 1987

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There are 19 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Neon Philharmonic
           From: Christian Steiner 
      2. Re: Reparata & the Delrons; "My Heart Cries" and a Revenge.
           From: Julio Niño 
      3. Re: Musicians who sold their name?
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      4. Re: British Walkers photo
           From: Steve Harvey 
      5. Re: Luther Vandross, R.I.P.
           From: James Botticelli 
      6. Re: Carolyn Crawford
           From: Will Stos 
      7. Way to go, Clunkie !
           From: Michael Edwards 
      8. Henry Stone in Celebrity Access
           From: Henry Stone Music 
      9. Re: Carolyn Crawford
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
     10. Tawny Reed
           From: Dave Monroe 
     11. "Goodbye my love"
           From: Roy Clough 
     12. Beatlemania in CA
           From: Leslie Fradkin 
     13. Re: Jimmie Haskell & Darlene Paul
           From: Mick Patrick 
     14. Re: Tawny Reed
           From: John Black 
     15. Re: Musicians who sold their name?
           From: ACJ 
     16. Bubblegum Awards @ Bob Baker Marionette Theatre, October 7
           From: Kim Cooper 
     17. Re: "Superstar"
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     18. Bonzo Dog Doodah Band
           From: Steve Harvey 
     19. Re: Tawny Reed
           From: Andres 

Message: 1 Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 17:46:25 +0200 From: Christian Steiner Subject: Neon Philharmonic Hi! I did not follow the complete discussion. So please excuse me, if this has been put out already: Does anybody know if "Are you old enough to remember Dresden" was released on a 45 as well (no matter if as a A-side or flipside)? Have any other singles been taken off the second album by Neon Philharmonic? Thanks a lot, Krischan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 13:10:01 -0000 From: Julio Niño Subject: Re: Reparata & the Delrons; "My Heart Cries" and a Revenge. Hola everybody, Mick Patrick: > "The Best Of Reparata & The Delrons". It'll be out at the end of > August. Is anyone interested in seeing an advance copy of the track > list? I would love to Mick. I need little things like that to dream about. Today I´ve been listening compulsively to the version of "My Heart Cries" by Tawny Reed (It´s included in the splendid "It´s So Fine: Pye Girls Are Go", a very elegant and exciting selection of Brit Girls who recorded on Pye, with excellent notes by Sheila Burgel). I love this song. My favorite version is the very sophisticated and soulful by Jamaican singer Vic Taylor, recorded in the second half of the sixties, in Rock Steady rhythm, for the Jamaican label Treasure Isle. Tawny´s version is totally different, very poppy and sparkling. I love it. I´m going to wake up my cats, they woke me up two or three times last night with their crazy night plays, and I´m going to take revenge now. Chao. Julio Niño. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:14:18 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Musicians who sold their name? Frank Jastfelder: > ... are there any other musicians who willingly sold their name? The Weiss sisters now apparently lease the rights to the Shangri-Las name to Dick Fox's agency, for use by fake SLs. Sigh, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 07:59:11 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: British Walkers photo There is a shot of the British Walkers in the Roy Buchanan biography. He was in the band briefly. Kind of a weird band for the likes of Roy to be playing in. Borders or Barnes and Nagle should still have it on their shelves if you want to take a peek. Steve Harvey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 17:19:09 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Luther Vandross, R.I.P. Phil X Milstein wrote: > Did Vandross come out of a group setting, or was he a solo act from > the beginning of his career? Also, as he seemed to have been around > for about as long as I can remember, approximately when did he start > his career? Me: > Just got back...surprised at this news. But he was with Bionic > Boogie. Sang "Hot Butterfly" always his finest at this address. Addendum...He was in the group called Change. I believe his emergence began in earnest in 1976 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 13:45:04 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: Carolyn Crawford Tony Leong wrote: > Interestingly, (Carolyn Crawford) also told me that the background > on "My Smile Is Just A Frown...." included Martha, Smokey, and a > host of other singers--NOT the Andantes (SHOCK SHOCK!!!) That is surprising! I certainly don't hear Martha's distinctive voice in there, but I'll have to listen again. I think Carolyn should get a Best of set. I really enjoyed Spectrum's Barbara Randolph set, and she only had 2 singles for the label. Crawford had three. Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 14:48:37 -0000 From: Michael Edwards Subject: Way to go, Clunkie ! Mick Patrick wrote: > You're in luck, boys. I don't have the record (Jacki Bond – "Why > Can't I Love Him"), but my pal Clunkie does, and he's the sharing > type. Just the other day sent me a CDR* containing the track. I've > taken the liberty of posting it to musica: > Hi Mick, please thank Clunkie for the mp3, as this is a fine addition to musica. Great chugging instrumentation; very reminiscent of a 1966 Diana Ross & The Supremes. I like the Chosen Few's version too with all that lead singer attitude but Jacki Bond does manage to save the song from being a retread of the Young Rascals' "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore". > Also on Clunkie's CDR: half a dozen tracks by the Playboy Club > Bunnies. Sheesh, y'ain't lived until you've heard 'em do "Call Me"! The guy just goes on, doesn't he? Hopefully one of these is "Keep The Ball Rollin'" (UK Decca, from about 1968). I remember seeing the Playboy Club Bunnies on the BBC TV show, "Dee Time" in the late 60s and was very impressed with their singing. I wasn't aware that they put out anything other than the "KTBR" 45, though. Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 14:36:04 EDT From: Henry Stone Music Subject: Henry Stone in Celebrity Access Henry Stone has once again been profiled in a major entertainment publication. This time he has a large feature in Celebrity Access - This interview is penned by Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen and has some excellent in depth history about Henry's six decades in the music business. Henry Stone Music, Inc. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 20:03:00 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Re: Carolyn Crawford Will asked: > Carolyn Crawford is one of my favourite over-looked Motown artists. > I've read she released 3 singles and I've heard a couple of these > sides. Does anyone know if she has anything left unreleased in the > vault? She has 'Keep Stepping (Never Look Back)' on the brand new Cellarful Of Motown Vol 2 Universal 982 929-7 (A double with 41 ultra rarities plus a tasty rare UK related bonus. Carolyn utilised the same track as Martha & The Vandellas, both cutting on 2nd June 1965. Martha's version will appear on their new Lost And Found CD. Believe me, that info took some reading from the CD notes with their horrendous font! Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 14:02:08 -0700 (PDT) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Tawny Reed Julio Niño wrote: > Today I´ve been listening compulsively to the version of "My Heart > Cries" by Tawny Reed (It´s included in the splendid "It´s So Fine: > Pye Girls Are Go", a very elegant and exciting selection of Brit > Girls who recorded on Pye, with excellent notes by Sheila Burgel). > I love this song.... I've been on the hunt for an O.G. copy of her recording of Baby Washington's "I Got a Feeling" for ages, precisely because of one of those Pye comps. I recall that she's Welsh, any other info on her? Thanks! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 08:31:51 -0000 From: Roy Clough Subject: "Goodbye my love" I'm trying to find the original version of "Goodbye my love", a big hit for The Searchers in the UK, it was called "Goodbye my lover goodbye" and was by Robert Mosely I think. Anyone have it? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 10:14:44 -0600 From: Leslie Fradkin Subject: Beatlemania in CA Dear Group, I just thought those of you in California would like to know that The Boys from Beatlemania will be performing the entire Sgt. Pepper album LIVE at: The Coach House on July 9th Saturday and The House of Blues (West Hollywood) on July 10th (Sunday). This music has NEVER been performed live in its entirety ever before. Even The Beatles said it couldn't be done. Now, it has. More info: Hope to see you there! Regards, Les Fradkin "George" The Boys from Beatlemania -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 00:16:29 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Jimmie Haskell & Darlene Paul Clark Besch wrote: > Mick, while doing some research on something else, an article > caught my eye on Jimmie Haskell. From 9/18/65 Cashbox, it > mentions that well know for his arranging, he was entering the > production field too. He was negotiating with Liberty's A&R > head, Dave Pell. He would be freelancing since his Capitol > arranger contract had just expired. It said he would continue > working with the Lettermen and Wayne Newton who he had current > hits with on charts at the time. It mentioned his past > performances as arranger, conductor and film composer with 9 > scores to the moment including Bob Hope's "I'll Take Sweden". > He had been Lew Chudd's A&R man from 57 to 60 at Imperial. He > produced 8 gold discs for Ricky Nelson. His most recent > production of note was World Artists' Chad & Jeremy Lp, "Sing > for You" which had 3 chart items including "If I Loved You". > The article concluded that Haskell would be mainly working in > the new liberty setup with Dick Bock's expanding World Pacific > label. Hope this info is of help! Thanks for that, Clark, and everyone else who chipped in with Jimmie Haskell info. I have a supplementary request: Other than the ones by Glen Campbell, Gene Vincent, the Lettermen and Darlene Paul, can anyone recommend any other recordings on the Capitol label that were arranged or produced by Jimmie Haskell? I'm sure you can. In the meantime, to get you in the mood, visit musica to hear one of my faves: Details are: Darlene Paul "A Little Bit Of Heaven" (Capitol 5119, 1964); written by Jackie DeShannon and Sharon Sheeley; arranged and conducted by Jimmie Haskell; produced by Jim Economides. I'm a Darlene Paul fan. She was kinda like a West Coast Brenda Lee. He version of "All Cried Out" (as made famous by Dusty Springfield) is fab. As that track's out on CD, I opted for her doing the Jackie Dee song. Sod it, I'm missing Nip/Tuck! Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 19:35:43 EDT From: John Black Subject: Re: Tawny Reed Dave Monroe wrote: > I've been on the hunt for an O.G. copy of (Tawny Reed's) recording > of Baby Washington's "I Got a Feeling" for ages, precisely because > of one of those Pye comps. I recall that she's Welsh, any other > info on her? At least, Tawny Reed's cover of "I Got a Feeling" appears on the "Girls Don't Come: Here Come The Girls, Vol. 10" double-disc compilation. I don't know where you'd find an original 45, however. John Black -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 23:36:17 -0400 From: ACJ Subject: Re: Musicians who sold their name? I have a 1980s interview with members of The Association; at one point after the band faded from the charts, a member of the band sold the name, thus causing several years of imitators. If anyone wants further info, I'll dig up the article and post more info here. ACJ "Optimism works. It is more useful than pessimism." - E.Y. Harburg -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 18:17:45 -0700 From: Kim Cooper Subject: Bubblegum Awards @ Bob Baker Marionette Theatre, October 7 Save the date, bubblegummers--October 7th is the night that LA goes bubblegum-crazy with a fabulous Bubblegum Achievement Award ceremony, a screening of the new documentary "Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth" by Kier-La Janisse and an original bubblegum marionette spectacular by our host, Bob Baker! Full ticket price, honoree and performer details are still to come, but if you'd like us to put your name on the reserve list, please email your answers the brief Q&A below and we'll hold your seat(s). There's no obligation, but this will give us an idea of how many people want to attend, how many guests we can accomodate, and if we have enough out-of-town guests to arrange discount hotel rooms. Most of all, it will make sure YOU don't miss out. This promises to be an amazing night of fun and fancy, and the Bubblegum Queen and I very much hope to see you there. More info is at Yours pinkly, Kim Cooper, Editrix, BUBBLEGUM GUEST QUESTIONAIRE 1) your name ___________ 2) number of tickets requested ___________ 3) will you need a hotel room? ___________ 4) do you prefer chair seating, or intensive marionette experience floor seating? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
___________ Message: 17 Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 22:44:12 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: "Superstar" Mark Hill wrote: > Really great info about the chronology of, "Superstar." Much of > which I didn't know. This website shows "Superstar" appearing on > their 1972 LP, "Country Life", prior to the compilation, "Together": > All the clamor over pre-Carpenters versions of "Groupie/Superstar" have provoked me to go into the vaults, pull out a few, and run 'em up to my Probe site. To wit, the Delaney & Bonnie version; Cher's; and a wonderful treatment from the Cambodian superstar (although no groupie) Ros Sereysothea. Note that both D&B's and Cher's were on the same label, Atco, and not that many release numbers apart. Another interesting fact is that, despite having gone with the "softer" title for that song, during her Casablanca period (1979, to be specific) Cher had another record titled "Git Down (Guitar Groupie)." Dig, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 22:49:14 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Bonzo Dog Doodah Band For anyone who dug the Bonzos I just found these shots of Neil, Rodney and Vernon Dudley Bohay Nowell. Neil pops up once in a while, but I haven't seen the other two in decades. If you can enlarge the headshot of Vernon you see any interesting bit to the left of him in the photo: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2005 12:18:36 +0400 From: Andres Subject: Re: Tawny Reed Dave Monroe wrote: > I've been on the hunt for an O.G. copy of (Tawny Reed's) recording > of Baby Washington's "I Got a Feeling" for ages, precisely because > of one of those Pye comps. I recall that she's Welsh, any other > info on her? To the best of my knowledge, she was supposed to be a kind of an Welsh 'answer' to Lulu. I have 'I've Got a Feeling' on a compilation CD 'Wellcome To The Girls Zone'. See ya! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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