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Spectropop - Digest Number 2040

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 17 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. The Duchess, guitarist with Bo Diddley
           From: S'pop Projects 
      2. Phil Ramone on BBC 2
           From: Steve Jones 
      3. Re: The Gamblers
           From: Gary Myers 
      4. Re: Robert Moog, RIP
           From: Dave Monroe 
      5. Re: the Pleasure Seekers
           From: Harvey Williams 
      6. listen to samples
           From: Henry Stone 
      7. Neil Diamond Now Playing At Musica
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      8. Re: Robert Moog, RIP
           From: T D Bell 
      9. Shirley Goodman of Shirley & Lee and Shirley & Co.
           From: S'pop Projects 
     10. Re: the songs of Lori Burton & Pam Sawyer
           From: Brent Cash 
     11. Francine Barker, nee Hurd, aka Peaches
           From: S'pop Projects 
     12. Re: Shirley Goodman; Francine Baker and Coke jingles in musica
           From: Julio Niño 
     13. Re: Shirley
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     14. Re: The Duchess, guitarist with Bo Diddley
           From: Jack Russell 
     15. Carpenters solo
           From: M Rashkow 
     16. Dolly Parton Gets Retro With Cover Tunes
           From: Phil X Milstein 
           From: Orion 

Message: 1 Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 00:43:39 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: The Duchess, guitarist with Bo Diddley Sad to report that Norma-Jean Wofford, aka The Duchess, guitarist with Bo Diddley's band from 1962 to 1966, passed away on April 30th. An obituary has been posted to the S'pop Remembers section: In tribute to Norma-Jean, "Hey Bo Diddley", a live performance from the 1966 movie The Big TNT Show, is now playing at musica: Please enjoy and, by all means, discuss. The Duchess, R.I.P. The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 16:00:33 -0500 From: Steve Jones Subject: Phil Ramone on BBC 2 The last two half hour segments of the radio show "Behind the Glass - The Phil Ramone Story" are posted as mp3 files on the newsgroup Steve Jones -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 09:39:29 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: The Gamblers Phil Milstein: > Was that the same Gamblers as of "LSD-25" fame? Yes, that was the flip side of "Moondawg". BTW, guitarist Derry Weaver went to the Hollywood Argyles after that. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 09:51:15 -0700 (PDT) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Re: Robert Moog, RIP More on Robert A. Moog: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 19:36:21 +0100 From: Harvey Williams Subject: Re: the Pleasure Seekers Mick Patrick wrote: > I have a question, or several, about the following record: The > Pleasure Seekers "If You Climb On The Tiger's Back" b/w "Theme From > The Valley Of The Dolls", released on Capitol 2050 in 1967. Are > either of these tracks out on CD? If so, info please. If not, if > anyone has the 45, maybe they could post it to musica please. I'd > love, indeed NEED, to hear it. Are these Pleasure Seekers the same > group that recorded for Hideout and Mercury? If not, does anyone > know anything about them? Thanks in advance. Hi Mick, I don't know if these tracks have been released on CD, but I have the 45 and can play it to Musica if no-one else has the inclination. Incidentally, I was under the impression that this band was a different Pleasure Seekers to the act who recorded for Mercury & Hideout (and featured Suzi Quatro), but have no concrete proof of this beyond a brief quote from Suzi that I found online: "...We released a couple of things; on the Hideout label, one on Mercury, then nothing until Mickie Most came along..." And that's all I know. HarveyW -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 17:04:39 EDT From: Henry Stone Subject: listen to samples Greetings from Henry Stone, There are now music demos from my three new releases up on the Henry Stone Music Web Store. These releases include: MIAMI FUNK VOLUME 2 CLARENCE REID FUNKY PARTY THE ROACH THOMPSON BLUES BAND You can listen to samples from each release by clicking on the speaker beside the track on the webpage. And, of course, there are all the other releases for sale at the Henry Stone Music Web Store. To check out all of the CDs available, click below: (If the link does not work, just copy and paste the above line into your browser navigation bar.) Sincerely, Henry Stone Henry Stone Music, Inc. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 22:28:49 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Neil Diamond Now Playing At Musica Going through some old tapes I discovered these gems: Two Coke jingles written and sung by Neil Diamond, circa 1967. Produced by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, likely arranged by Artie Butler. The backgrounds are probably Ellie and Mikie Harris - maybe Ellie and Jeff. Hope you all enjoy these. Di la, Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 14:10:18 -0400 From: T D Bell Subject: Re: Robert Moog, RIP When I saw Robert Moog give a lecture in 1968, he played ten examples of music done on his Moog synthezier, including The Rolling Stones' "2000 Light Years From Home". -- TD -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 01:24:12 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: Shirley Goodman of Shirley & Lee and Shirley & Co. Sad to report that Shirley Goodman - of Shirley & Lee and, two decades later, Shirley & Co - passed away on June 19th. An obituary has been added to the S'pop Remembers section: In her honour, a version of "Oh Baby (We Got A Good Thing Going)", recorded by Shirley & Jessie (Jessie Hill) for Wand in 1966, is now playing at musica: Please enjoy and, by all means, discuss. Shirley Goodman, R.I.P. The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 10 Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 21:16:05 -0000 From: Brent Cash 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. Hi Mick, I don't know if you're interested in pairings other than "Burton-Sawyer", but if so, there is "Gettin' Into A Good Thing" by The Rites Of Spring, written by Burton-Scott. It's the B-side of "If You Let Me Make Love To You, Then Why Can't I Touch You" on Generation 113. Both sides produced by Lori Burton and Roy Cicala. I assume the "Scott" in the equation is Joe Scott, who arranged both sides. I have a strange feeling you probably know this already... Best Wishes, Brent Cash -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 11 Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 01:38:34 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: Francine Barker, nee Hurd, aka Peaches Sad to report that Francine Barker, nee Hurd, aka Peaches, of Peaches & Herb fame, passed away on August 13th. She also recorded solo, and as lead singer of the Darlettes on Mira and the Sweet Things on Date. An obituary has been added to the S'pop Remembers section: In her memory, the Darlettes' "Sweet Kind Of Loneliness", on which Francine sings lead vocals, is now playing at musica: Please enjoy and, by all means, do discuss. Peaches, R.I.P. The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 12 Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 14:42:31 -0000 From: Julio Niño Subject: Re: Shirley Goodman; Francine Baker and Coke jingles in musica Hola everybody. I'm not very fond of "duet" songs (most of them produce in me a kind of "ménage à trois" sensation: they can be nice but I find them somehow lack of intensity), but I like Shirley & Lee's joyful tunes. New Orleans early music, and particulary Shirley and Lee songs, had an enormous influence in the development of Jamaican music. In the early sixties, a lot of boy-girl, very successful duets appeared in Jamaica. In most of them the influence of S&L can clearly be noticed, especially in the very high pitch of the girls' voices, emulating Shirley Goodman's characteristic way of singing. You can clearly notice that influence if you think of Millie Small for instance. Changing the subject, I loved the beautiful "Sweet Kind Of Loneliness" by The Darlettes playing in musica. Francine sounds exquisite in this subtle song. Was it a B-side?. And finally, continuing with tracks currently in musica, I would like to thank Mike Rashkow for playing the Neil Diamond jingles. Could the voice making the speech at the end of the tracks be Jeff Barry's? I going to the city to hunt for records. Chao. Julio Niño. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 13 Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 21:49:37 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Shirley I LOVE the Shirley & Jessie version of "Oh Baby (We Got A Good Thing Going)," now playing in musica. Shirley had a unique voice, but at times, especially on the upbeat material, she could really wail. The only other version of the song I'm familiar with is the Stones's, from their "Out Of Our Heads (And Everybody's)" LP (some versions of it, at least). I'm curious to know who wrote the song, and who cut it first? Also, is Jessie Jessie Hill, of "Ooh Poo Pah Do, Pt. 2" fame? Dug, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 14 Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 09:33:25 +0100 From: Jack Russell Subject: Re: The Duchess, guitarist with Bo Diddley > Sad to report that Norma-Jean Wofford, aka The Duchess, guitarist with Bo Diddley's > band from 1962 to 1966, passed away on April I saw the Duchess with Bo Diddley on an Everly Brothers tour, I think it was the tour when Don quit halfway through. Little Richard was on the bill, with the Rolling Stones closing the first half!! I never figured out what she was doing, but then that was the appeal of Bo Diddley. Jack Russell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 15 Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 22:32:36 EDT From: M Rashkow Subject: Carpenters solo Does anyone out there in wonderland know who played the guitar solo on the fade of The Carpenter's "Goodbye To Love"? I know that's a pretty esoteric question, but that solo has always knocked me out. If I had to take a stab, I'd stab Andrew Gold. Di la, Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 16 Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 01:53:43 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Dolly Parton Gets Retro With Cover Tunes This AP story might be of some Spectrointerest. --Phil M. ----- Dolly Parton Gets Retro With Cover Tunes by The Associated Press August 19, 2005 Nashville, Tenn. -- It's almost a given for veteran singers to dust off the American songbook and cut an album of standards. But Dolly Parton does them one better on "Those Were the Days." Not only does she put a country spin on songs such as "Turn, Turn, Turn," "Crimson and Clover" and "Me and Bobby McGee," she gets some of the artists who wrote or popularized the originals to join her. Roger McGuinn, Kris Kristofferson, Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens), Keith Urban, Alison Krauss, Norah Jones, Judy Collins and many others lend their talents. It's easy to recruit performers like that when you're one of the world's most recognizable entertainers. For many people, the busty blonde in the gaudy getup is the embodiment of Nashville and country music. One recent morning at her office, impeccably dressed in a yellow jacket, bright multicolored skirt and red heels, Parton spoke in her fast, pitter-patter speech. She had been up since about 2 a.m. (standard waking time for her, she says, as she only requires 3-6 hours of sleep) yet was cheerful and funny, punctuating conversation with a distinct laugh that's beyond a giggle but short of a guffaw. "This record I didn't write any of the songs," she says. "I thought, well, I ought to just maybe make the next one all songs I'd written, and I thought what should I call that one -- I'll call it `Let Me Compose Myself.' That would be a good title." Parton says she wasn't trying to show off by assembling an all-star cast. "I really wanted these artists on to complement them and to complement the songs. I'm not just trying to stick somebody out there to say, `Hey, look who we got on this record."' A few are noticeably absent. Bob Dylan declined to do "Blowin' In the Wind," and Joni Mitchell was set to sing on her "Both Sides Now" until a family emergency kept her away (Collins, who had a hit with the song in 1968, and Rhonda Vincent join in). Parton contacted Sean and Julian Lennon about singing on their father's "Imagine," but both told her they wanted to focus on their own music -- same with Jacob Dylan when asked to fill in for his dad on "Blowin' In the Wind." Islam sang and played guitar on his "Where Do the Children Play," then decided against the vocal parts. "He did do a vocal just for me that I'll keep for myself and that I'll always treasure," Parton says. "But he just felt that it was in the wrong key and that he wasn't really complementing it. And he said -- probably to flatter me -- he did love my version and said every time he came in it was more distracting than adding to it." Parton focuses on folk and rock songs from the 1960s and '70s with a couple of exceptions: "Twelfth of Never," a tune she does with Urban, was a hit for Johnny Mathis in the 1950s; and "The Cruel War" is a ballad that dates to before the Civil War, though Peter, Paul and Mary recorded it in the 1960s. With so many of the songs associated with the anti-war movement of the '60s, she worried people might get the wrong idea. "I'm certainly not into any kind of political thing or protest. People who know me will know I've chosen these songs to really kind of uplift and to give hope, like they were written for at the time," she says. Still, she says the songs speak to the times -- both then and now -- and she didn't want to shy away from them. "I just felt it was good time to bring a lot of these songs back," she says. "We don't want to be at war, but of course we have to fight if we have to. We don't want to lose our children in war, but of course we do. So we write about it and sing about it, and it kind of helps us relieve our grief and express ourselves." The '60s theme extends to her current tour, billed as the Vintage Tour. She's performing a half-dozen songs from the new album (due out Oct. 11) as well as her own hits. She dresses in bell bottoms and headbands and pokes fun at the era, cracking, "We went from taking acid to taking antacid" and "We went from BYOB to AARP." "It's really kind of fun for me to get to go back and relive those days again when you really can enjoy them," she says. Parton, 59, grew up in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains, one of 12 children in a poor family. Her mother and father were both musical and taught her church hymns and mountain folk ballads. After high school she moved to Nashville and found success as a songwriter. She had her first top 40 hit as a singer with "Dumb Blonde" in 1967, but her career took off when she teamed with singer Porter Wagoner that same year. The two recorded duets together through the 1970s. Parton also began a hugely successful solo career in the '70s. Her hits, many of which she penned, ranged from the very country "Jolene" to ballads like "I Will Always Love You" and pop hits like "Here You Come Again." Her fame took her to Hollywood where she starred in "9 to 5," "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and "Steel Magnolias." But radio programmers cooled to her new music in the 1990s, and by 1999 Parton figured she may as well do as she pleased musically. So she released "The Grass Is Blue" and won a Grammy for best bluegrass album in 2001. Its success put her on a creative roll that included the acoustic flavored "Little Sparrow" and "Halos & Horns." With "Those Were the Days," she takes a break of sorts from her songwriting, which she calls her greatest love. While she didn't include any of her own material on the new album, she says she continues to write prolifically, including a bunch of songs for a Broadway production of "9 to 5." "The people that really have followed me and that really do look closer and look underneath the big hair and big boobs and big mouth -- the artificial look -- they really know I'm a serious person about my work and am serious about my songwriting more than anything," she says. "It's the songs that brought me out of the Smokies. It's the songs that started it all." -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 17 Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 22:57:22 -0000 From: Orion Subject: This is not a plug for, but I was wondering if anyone uses this site? It is a $25 annual fee but the last time I subscribed, it seemed to have a good deal of information about groups and or labels. At that time I believe it was aimed at 45s but was supposedly going to start including LPs. Does anyone know if they have added anything recently? I am thinking of joining again, because when I make a CD-R, I like to compile all of a group's songs on it, if possible including LPs and 45s. Any help and/or discussion would be greatly appreciated. BTW, thanks to all of you for all of the invaluable information that is passed along between the group. This group is by far my favorite of all groups I belong to. People here are so helpful and it is rare that someone rags on you. Peace. Orion -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! End

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