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Spectropop - Digest Number 2048



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               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!
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There are 15 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Jerry Riopelle
           From: S'pop Projects 
      2. Al Kooper Interview
           From: John Stewart 
      3. Curtis Woodson - Memories of the 1962 Motown Revue book
           From: David Bell 
      4. Addrisi Brothers Song
           From: Tracy Pernell 
      5. The Fleetwoods
           From: Phil Hall 
      6. Re: Sadie The Cleaning Lady
           From: Sean 
      7. Mark Barkan acetate playing at musica
           From: Stefan Wriedt 
      8. Re: Jerry Riopelle
           From: Gary Myers 
      9. New Cameo-Parkway discs
           From: Peter Andreasen 
     10. Mike Smith Benefit pix
           From: Unsteady Freddie 
     11. Re: New Cameo-Parkway discs
           From: Nick Archer 
     12. Re: The Fleetwoods
           From: Austin Roberts 
     13. Re: Addrisi Brothers Song
           From: Joop 
     14. Re: Sadie The Cleaning Lady
           From: Thomas 
     15. Re: The Fleetwoods
           From: Martin Jensen 


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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 01:31:53 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: Jerry Riopelle As the auteur behind a stream of magnificent recordings by artists such as Ramona King, Bonnie & the Treasures, Ramona King and Nino Tempo & April Stevens, JERRY RIOPELLE is one of S'pop's most admired producers. Back in 1984, Joel Najman interviewed him exclusively for Philately, the magazine of the Phil Spector Appreciation Society. We're pleased to announce that that interview is now available on-line at S'pop. An excerpt: Joel Najman: What can you tell us about the public service song "Things Are Changing"? Jerry Riopelle: My goodness! My wife has been working for Dr Landy, who is Brian Wilson's shrink, and I've been telling her about this song that I wrote with Phil Spector and Brian, but I couldn't remember the title of it! Phillip originally started the song with Brian, but it was just a chorus or something, nothing to do with the lyrics. I made the track and produced one version, with Darlene Love, I believe. Read the full interview here: http://www.spectropop.com/HOTB/HOTBpart3.htm Enjoy and let the discussion begin. The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 13:51:43 +0100 From: John Stewart Subject: Al Kooper Interview An interview with Al Kooper from the UK newspaper, The Independent: http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/interviews/article309323.ece John -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 09:31:01 -0000 From: David Bell Subject: Curtis Woodson - Memories of the 1962 Motown Revue book A book that a lot of Motown fans, and that includes me, have been looking forward to for a long time now is Curtis Woodson's "Memories of the 1962 Motown Revue." A couple of years ago an abbreviated version of the book was published in Detroit and a lot of fans were very disappointed when they could not get hold of a copy for love nor money, again including me. Through Annette Helton, an original Vandella, I managed to get hold of Curtis' email address and have been having a lively correspondence with him for about 3 months now. I'm delighted to say that this marvellous, must-have book is printed and almost ready for sale. It will be just a couple of days now before purchase is available. Curtis has been working on his website, which you can view at: http://www.1962mts.com It's not yet complete but soon will be - hopefully, by this Friday. You can read about Mr Woodson himself, how he became involved with the 1962 tour in an official capacity and how to order the book, although the link is not quite ready but will be very soon. There is a beautiful picture of Diana Ross in Washington DC on the News page, which tells of several options of how to purchase the book. It'll be good ol' Paypal for me. Curtis also gives details of an option to have the book signed by him with an inscription of your own choosing. I've been privileged to have seen a couple of his photos of the Vandellas and Mary Wells, as well as a stunning one of Rosalind Holmes with the Supremes. There are photos of all the artists who participated in that historic almost legendary tour - "Marvellous" Marv Johnson, Mary Wells, the Miracles, the Marvelettes, Marvin Gaye, the "original" Vandellas, the Contours, the Supremes, Singin' Sammy Ward and Choker Campbell and his Big Band. Although the photos are not yet on the page, there is also an option to buy posters of certain poses, including 3 for Supremes' fans plus the Vandellas, Mary Wells, the Marvelettes and the Contours performing "Do You Love Me?" on the opening night of the tour. I would urge any serious Motown fan to look at Mr Woodson's site and order a copy of this monumental book. So many of the great Motown stars are featured here in all their glory in 1962. This book is a testament to the beginnings of the music we all love so much. Finally, I should say here that I have no connection with the publication of this book. I'm simply a Motown fan through and through and have tried to give Mr Woodson every encouragement to go ahead and get his photos published. Best wishes, David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 14:15:04 -0000 From: Tracy Pernell Subject: Addrisi Brothers Song Greetings, All Addrisi Brothers Spectropoppers: If you have any knowledge of their song, "Somebody Found Her (Before I Lost Her), please give me the info---I know Dennis Lambert wrote it, because he had a solo version of it on his 1974 album, but any other information (producer, label, et al.) would be greatly appreciated. Spectropopping in Nashville, Tracy Pernell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 18:12:23 -0000 From: Phil Hall Subject: The Fleetwoods I just got an e-mail from Gary Troxel of the Fleetwoods, one of my absolute all-time top 10 favorite groups. They are still together, although I don't know if either of the original girls are in the group. They still perform together and will be appearing November 19 in Toledo, OH. Phil H. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 18:34:48 -0000 From: Sean Subject: Re: Sadie The Cleaning Lady Martin Roberts wrote: > ... "Sadie The Cleaning Lady" ... Despite being written by Madara/ > White/Gilmore the song is not really my cup of tea but the 2 45s > that I know may still interest S'poppers. Johnny Farnham's (UK > Columbia 8355 '67) release, produced by David McKay ... has Ellie > (Greenwich) and Jeff (Barry)'s "Friday Kind Of Monday" as the A- > Side. That's interesting, I thought "Friday Kind Of Monday" was a Finders original. I'd like to hear the original of that. Is it available on CD? I know of another Sadie version by SIW MALMKVIST - "The Man Who Took The Valise Off The Floor/Sadie the cleaning lady" Atlantic 584 229 (who I'm guessing is Swedish or German) and THOMPSON, JACK. plays, Sadie the cleaning lady.. LP (1968)(A NZ LP), and I've seen 2 to 3 versions by obscure UK artists, while flipping through my "Forbidden Fruit" mags. Sean -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 21:20:26 -0000 From: Stefan Wriedt Subject: Mark Barkan acetate playing at musica I have posted an unknown Mark Barkan acetate to musica. Can one our US friends here identify the female singer on it? It sounds familiar to me, but my ears are not the best. Googling around, I haven't found any entry of "Here I Am" apart from BMI's. Here's the info on it: Here I Am (demo) written Mark Barkan & Victor Millrose, published by Ensign Music. from A Famous Demo NY acetate. Thanks for giving it a listen - Steve -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 20:49:14 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Jerry Riopelle S'pop Projects wrote: > As the auteur behind a stream of magnificent recordings by artists > such as Ramona King, Bonnie & the Treasures, Ramona King and Nino > Tempo & April Stevens, JERRY RIOPELLE is one of S'pop's most > admired producers. Back in 1984, Joel Najman interviewed him > exclusively for Philately, the magazine of the Phil Spector > Appreciation Society. We're pleased to announce that that interview > is now available on-line at S'pop: > http://www.spectropop.com/HOTB/HOTBpart3.htm Interesting interview. Last year I discovered that Riopelle was on a local Tampa, FL record, circa 1959. It was one of the few local hits during the time I lived in the area (Bradenton, '57-'62). gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 08:41:12 -0000 From: Peter Andreasen Subject: New Cameo-Parkway discs Great news: Abkco is finally releasing seven CDs with Cameo-Parkway artists, such as Dee Dee Sharp, The Orlons and Bobby Rydell. Try http://www.oldies.com. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 10 Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 04:59:32 -0700 (PDT) From: Unsteady Freddie Subject: Mike Smith Benefit pix I have posted three pages of pictures from the recent Mike Smith benefit held at B.B. King's in New York City. They include shots of: Billy J. Kramer Peter & Gordon The Zombies Denny Laine Fab Faux http://www.readyunsteadygo.com Hope you can get a sense of what a great evening it was! Dig it! Unsteady Freddie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 11 Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 10:26:03 -0500 From: Nick Archer Subject: Re: New Cameo-Parkway discs Peter Andreasen wrote: > Great news: Abkco is finally releasing seven CDs with Cameo-Parkway > artists, such as Dee Dee Sharp, The Orlons and Bobby Rydell. Try > http://www.oldies.com. Chubby Checker! Finally!! Nick Archer Franklin, TN -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 12 Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 13:44:18 EDT From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: The Fleetwoods Phil Hall: > I just got an e-mail from Gary Troxel of the Fleetwoods, one of my > absolute all-time top 10 favorite groups. They are still together, > although I don't know if either of the original girls are in the > group. They still perform together and will be appearing November > 19 in Toledo, OH. I believe it was the original 3 who performed for the PBS show several months ago. Austin R -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 13 Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 17:07:07 -0000 From: Joop Subject: Re: Addrisi Brothers Song Tracy Pernell wrote: > If you have any knowledge of their song, "Somebody Found Her > (Before I Lost Her)", please give me the info---I know Dennis > Lambert wrote it, because he had a solo version of it on his 1974 > album, but any other information (producer, label, et al.) would be > greatly appreciated. Tracy, The Addrisi Brothers version of "Somebody Found Her" is from 1974 on the Bell-label: http://www.singlesdb.com/a/addrisibrothers-the.php And Dennis Lambert recorded his own version of the song in 1972 on the album "Bags & Things". Brian Potter is the co-composer of this song. I own the album which was produced by Steve Barri. Joop greets -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 14 Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 11:25:36 -0700 (PDT) From: Thomas Subject: Re: Sadie The Cleaning Lady Sean: > I know of another Sadie version by SIW MALMKVIST When Ms Malmkvist charted here in Sweden with the Swedish version in 1968, it was advertised as being an original song written especially for her. It was supposed to be her breakthrogh in the UK. I don`t think it was issued in Britain though. A German version was issued in 1971. Thomas -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 15 Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 18:28:05 -0000 From: Martin Jensen Subject: Re: The Fleetwoods Has anyone here ever heard some of the one-off solo-singles that Gary Troxel is said to have cut during the late 60s after the Fleetwoods had disbanded? with regards, Martin, Denmark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! End

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