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Spectropop - Digest Number 2019

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Mike Smith tribute
           From: Bill Mulvy 
      2. Bubblegum Awards --  your chance to win a free ticket
           From: Kim Cooper 
      3. Re: The Raspberries / The Choir
           From: Javed Jafri 
      4. Re: Defining oldies
           From: James Botticelli 
      5. Re: US covers of UK songs
           From: Dave Monroe 
      6. Bob & Earl @ musica
           From: Denis Gagnon 
      7. The Zombies and Denny Laine -- who will mind?
           From: David Coyle 
      8. The Californians
           From: Gray 
      9. "Motown Remixed"
           From: James Cassidy 
     10. Playboy Club Bunnies; Gary Lewis
           From: Mike Edwards 
     11. Jigsaw
           From: John Berg 
     12. Re: Bob & Earl @ musica
           From: Dave Monroe 
     13. Jigsaw
           From: Howard Earnshaw 

Message: 1 Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 23:25:57 -0500 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Re: Mike Smith tribute The concert started off with a Beatles cover band called the Fab Faux. They were very good. Billy J Kramer's set included Little Children and Bad To Me. He also did a DC 5 song. Peter and Gordon were reunited for the first time in 37 years. They did True Love Ways, World Without Love, Lady Godiva, Woman and Because (DC5 song). Denny Laine peformed Go Now and Anyway You Want It (DC5 song). The Zombies set was short due to problem getting there, due to the crash in Toronto. The set was: Time of the Season, Hold Your Head Up, Tell Her No, Can't You See That's She's Mine (DC5 song) and She's Not There. There will be a second set later tonight, so the Zombies will play longer then, so hopefully more songs will be on the DVD. The performance was very intense and sounded like they did live forty years ago. I was very impressed. You will be too. Concert ended with all star tribute DC 5 song "Bits and Pieces". Donald Fagen on organ, Max Weinberg on drums. DVD to be released by Clear Channel with all proceeds to Mike Smith lead singer of Dave Clark Five who is paralyzed due to a fall from a ladder. You can donate to help pay for his hospital bills and ongoing care and therapy at: Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 20:43:51 -0700 From: Kim Cooper Subject: Bubblegum Awards -- your chance to win a free ticket Tickets to the 2005 Bubblegum Achievement Awards are now available at the link below. They are $52 each. You can pay online with paypal by clicking "Buy Now." Rather pay by mail? Send a check /MO, payable to "Scram," to PO Box 31227, Los Angeles, CA 90031. Note your seating preference (chair or floor) and include your name, address, phone and email. Please email to reserve your seats when sending payment. For more about the Bubblegum Awards, honoring Steve Barri, Ron Dante, Joey Levine and Dr. Demento and starring Canned Hamm, the Bubblegum Queen and the puppet wizardry of Bob Baker, visit We're having a Contest! Buy your tickets before September 7, and for each ticket you buy, your name will be put into a raffle bowl. We'll draw from the bowl on September 8, and one lucky winner will receive a free ticket to the Bubblegum Awards, so you can bring a date, your mom, or that lucky someone special. legal stuff: the appearance of entertainers and honorees at the Bubblegum Awards is subject to vagaries of fate, but all of them intend to be present and any changes will be announced as soon as they are known. Tickets are refundable via check if cancelled by phone or email by October 2nd. By attending the Bubblegum Awards, you acknowledge that you may be filmed. Ticket holders will find their names on a list at the door. And while Bubblegum Music is assuredly the Naked Truth, this is NOT a clothing-optional event. Questions? Email editrix Kim at or call her at (323) 223-2767. Stay informed by joining our announcement list at We hope to see you in Los Angeles October 7 for the 2005 Bubblegum Achievement Awards! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 23:27:33 -0700 From: Javed Jafri Subject: Re: The Raspberries / The Choir JB: > Wait a minute. You mean a guy from The Raspberries was in The Choir? Bill Mulvy: > Two guys. Joe Belock: > Actually, three. All but Carmen. and Eric was in Cyrus Erie at about the same time. Javed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 20:45:10 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Defining oldies Larry Bromley wrote: > Now, the 30s and 40s music has faded away, and now the 70s and 80s > are slipping in, as the WJNA slogan goes from "Unforgettable" to > "All Adult Hits." Time won't let you wait that long....That notwithstanding quote, you've got to face the fact that over 50 is not so nifty when it comes to programming....If its due to past wisdom, which I think it is, then it needs to be combatted. Me? I don't have the time or the endurance. And the corporate weenies governing what we hear passes for wisdom as the songs researched are 'tested' in short snippets on generically picked audiences. At least last I herd. As Joe Quarterman sang so succintly back in '74, "Got to get your own or they sure won't give you none.".....Sorry. JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 18:25:21 -0700 (PDT) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Re: US covers of UK songs Mike Edwards wrote: > "Who Do You Think You Are" bounced back to the UK when revived by > St Etienne in 1993. It was described by group member, Bob Stanley > as "a genius song" and written by Des Dyer and Clive Scott, who > formed a band named Jigsaw in Australia in 1966. Nine years later > they peaked at #3 with "Sky High.". Another great one. I'm a fan of both, but Jigsaw's "One Way Street," now THAT'S genius. Thanks, I didn't know of the connection. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 15:04:39 -0400 From: Denis Gagnon Subject: Bob & Earl @ musica A few months ago, I requested some assistance from Spectropop members about an early 1960's by Bob and Earl. I could not remember the title of the song and apparently no member was aware of it. I was lucky enough to find that song, recently and I thought I would share it with Spectropop members. It's called "Don't ever leave me" by Bob and Earl, I'm not certain if it was recorded before or after their biggest (only) hit, "Harlem shuffle". Enjoy it on Musica. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 11:57:21 -0700 (PDT) From: David Coyle Subject: The Zombies and Denny Laine -- who will mind? Just found out what to me was some exciting news. I have been planning on the upcoming Zombies appearance at the Ohio State Fair. They were originally supposed to do the show with Ian Hunter, who has since cancelled. I'm very excited about his replacement Denny Laine. I wasn't that familiar with Mott The Hoople, so it will be great to have a founding member of the Moody Blues and Wings on the same stage as the fabulous Zombies! My question is, who is more likely to perform "Say You Don't Mind"? It was originally Denny's song, but Colin Blunstone made it his own in the '70s. Will they join forces for a group effort, or leave it out of the set altogether to settle things? Question number two: Who are the Zombies besides Colin and Rod? In my mind, it could be anybody and I wouldn't care, but it'd be nice to see another familiar face from British pop history. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 18:11:37 -0000 From: Gray Subject: The Californians OK I am out to pick your musical brains again. Does anyone have any information on the Californians who issued the 45 Glass Disguise/ Nausea Beast Crazy Horse 1318 196?. Anyone know if this bunch are connected to any of the other Californians that did the rounds back then? Thanks, Gray -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 11:03:23 -0400 From: James Cassidy Subject: "Motown Remixed" Purists will no doubt blanch, but there's a great deal to enjoy about the new "Motown Remixed" CD. Following the model of the remix of Elvis' "A Little Less Conversation," the collection turns the mixing board over to a variety of DJ/producers who present new perspectives on classic tracks by Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, the Supremes, Tempts, and more. I, for one, was thrilled to hear the beautiful guitar part on "I Want You Back" isolated and given a well-deserved turn in the spotlight, to cite just one example. They will never replace the originals, of course, but by revealing hidden gems and highlighting favorite licks, these remixes offer new ways to appreciate some old favorites. You can hear the results at: Jim Cassidy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 10 Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2005 11:46:21 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Playboy Club Bunnies; Gary Lewis Mick Patrick wrote: > I find the LP (The Playboy Club Bunnies - "Caught Live At The > Playboy Club") simultaneously gloriously kitsch and musically very > valid - a really joyful listening experience. Although recorded > "live", the singing and playing is excellent, and the production > slick... Thanks for posting "Keep The Ball Rollin'" to musica, Mick. It's a great alternative to the original (and slightly longer) version by Jay & The Techniques. You've gotta love the "Stars And Garters" conviviality of the girls' performance. Written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell, huh? One for the 4 Seasons' club then. Mick again: > I don't remember the Bunnies on Dee Time They were there, which is how I remember their song. "Dee Time", hosted by Simon Dee on the BBC in the late 60s, was a fun show and much beloved by American visitors who guested such as Jerry Lewis and Vincent Price. I finally "got" Jerry Lewis after I saw him on the show, the guy was so funny. The show transferred to ITV and all involved started to think very highly of themselves. Result a bore. Yes, there is a thread. Gary Lewis & The Playboys' "Malibu Run" (from the 1966 film, "Out Of Sight") is in my summer rotation and I'd like to thank the S'pop member who made this available to me. "Out Of Sight" featured Derek Quinn, the writer of Maxine Darren's "Don't You Know", one of the best tracks on a double UK 60s girls' CD currently recommended by S'pop, "It's So Fine". Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 11 Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 13:44:02 -0700 From: John Berg Subject: Jigsaw Dave Monroe: > ... Jigsaw's "One Way Street," now THAT'S genius. Prior to their chart success via "Sky High", Jigsaw had released a couple of late '60s LPs that are in demand among collectors of "pop- psike" and even "progressive" rock from that era. None have been reissued on vinyl or CD to my knowledge, but I would welcome a correction if any of you know of a reissue! John Berg, Seattle -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 12 Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 13:58:23 -0700 (PDT) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Re: Bob & Earl @ musica Denis Gagnon wrote: > A few months ago, I requested some assistance from Spectropop > members about an early 1960's by Bob and Earl. I could not remember > the title of the song and apparently no member was aware of it. I > was lucky enough to find that song, recently and I thought I would > share it with Spectropop members. It's called "Don't ever leave me" > by Bob and Earl, I'm not certain if it was recorded before or after > their biggest (only) hit, "Harlem shuffle". Enjoy it on Musica. Thanks! Sorry that I missed that question, I'm always up for a bit of Bob and/or Earl research. Viz. ... Tempe 101 Bob & Earl - Don't Ever Leave Me / Fancy & Free '62. Marc 104 Bob & Earl - Harlem Shuffle / I'll Keep Running Back '63. That site didn't have a release year for "HS," but I found it charting as early as late 1963 here: It was released rather later in the UK: And here's the appropriate period of The Bob & Earl Story: I didn't know of that track, so thanks again. For the record, amonmg the many who've covered "Harlem Shuffle" (including UK mod favorites The Action, who also recorded B&E's "The Cissy"), Vigon, who I've described as the Tom Jones of Morocco, recorded an decent version of the track, and and even better one of B&E's "Baby, Your Time is My Time." You can view the Scopitone film shot for the former at: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 13 Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 17:16:51 EDT From: Howard Earnshaw Subject: Jigsaw Mike Edwards Wrote: > who formed a band named Jigsaw in Australia in 1966. Nine years > later they peaked at #3 with "Sky High.". Another great one. Mike, was this the same Jigsaw who had a 'club' hit in the UK with 'One Way Street'? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! End

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