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Spectropop - Digest Number 2049

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. "Phil's Spectre II: Another Wall Of Soundalikes"
           From: S'pop Projects 
      2. Re: Bettye Swann, Baby Washington, Evie Sands
           From: Mick Patrick 
      3. Katrina Benefits Should Acknowledge Local Legends
           From: Al Kooper 
      4. An Idea To Consider
           From: Willie C 
      5. Re: Bettye Swann, Baby Washington, Evie Sands
           From: Jim Allio 
      6. Upcoming ABKCO/Cameo-Parkway relaeses
           From: Mike Edwards 
      7. Fats Domino Missing In New Orleans
           From: Tracy Pernell 
      8. Katrina / Local Music Legends
           From: David Bell 
      9. Re: The Fleetwoods
           From: Dennis Hoban 
     10. Re: The Fleetwoods
           From: Artie Wayne 
     11. Fats Domino / Aaron Neville
           From: Country Paul 
     12. Allen Toussaint
           From: Country Paul 
     13. Re:  Allen Toussaint
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     14. Re: The Fleetwoods
           From: Rodney Rawlings 
     15. Siw Malmqvist / Sadie
           From: Austin Powell 
     16. Re: Fats Domino
           From: Country Paul 
     17. Fats Domino, Irma Thomas found
           From: Dave Monroe 
     18. Re: The Fleetwoods
           From: Tom Diehl 
     19. Re: Evie Sands
           From: Mick Patrick 
     20. Re: Sadie The Cleaning Lady
           From: Lyn Nuttall 
     21. Patchwork
           From: Michael Thom 
     22. Re: $10,000 Reward
           From: Various 
     23. Re: "Excuse Me Baby"
           From: Joop Jansen 
     24. New Orleans relief
           From: Artie Wayne 
     25. Re: The Fleetwoods
           From: Bill Perry 

Message: 1 Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 19:45:44 +0100 From: S'pop Projects Subject: "Phil's Spectre II: Another Wall Of Soundalikes" They don't call him Spectorcollector for nothing, ya know . . . "Phil's Spectre II: Another Wall Of Soundalikes" falls under the scrutiny of David A. Young at the S'pop Recommends section. An excerpt: ...Especially noteworthy is the care with which Clydie King's transcendently elegant single "The Thrill Is Gone" has been brought to digital life for the first time - in shimmering stereo, yet. This sublime slice of heaven is one of two songs on the disc that consistently, and literally, produce goose bumps and shivers every time I play them. The other is Reparata & the Delrons' legendary "I'm Nobody's Baby Now", also making its CD debut here. There are so few times that such an extraordinary song, such an incandescent interpretation, and such a cataclysmic production have co-existed on the same slab of vinyl that one can only humble oneself in its shattering presence... Read David's full review here: one from Kingsley here: or view the complete S'pop Recommends section here: Enjoy, The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 19:54:34 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Bettye Swann, Baby Washington, Evie Sands Jim Allio: > Found a treasure trove of CDs at Amoeba in Berkeley last night: > Bettye Swann, Baby Washington and a reissue of Evie Sands' > genius "Any Way That You Want Me." Mmmm, three of my faves! Give us more details please, Jim. What exactly are we missing out on? Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 20:03:33 +0100 From: Al Kooper Subject: Katrina Benefits Should Acknowledge Local Legends Before NBC, MTV or anyone else puts on a telethon to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, they might want to explore some ancillary issues. To wit: New Orleans is a city famous for its famous musicians, but many of them are missing. Missing with a capital M. To begin with, one of the city’s most important legends, Antoine "Fats" Domino, has not been heard from since Monday afternoon. Domino’s rollicking boogie-woogie piano and deep soul voice are not only part of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame but responsible for dozens of hits like “Blue Monday,” “Ain’t That a Shame,” “Blueberry Hill” and “I’m Walking (Yes, Indeed, I’m Talking).” Domino, 76, lives with his wife Rosemary and daughter in a three-story pink-roofed house in New Orleans’ 9th ward, which is now under water. On Monday afternoon, Domino told his manager, Al Embry of Nashville, that he would “ride out the storm” at home. Embry is now frantic. Calls have been made to Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco’s office and to various police officials, and though there’s lots of sympathetic response, the whereabouts of Domino and his family remain a mystery. In the meantime, another important Louisiana musician who probably hasn’t been asked to be in any telethons is the also legendary Allen Toussaint. Another Rock Hall member, Toussaint wrote Patti LaBelle’s hit “Lady Marmalade” and Dr. John’s “Right Place, Wrong Time.” His arrangements and orchestrations for hundreds of hit records, including his own instrumentals “Whipped Cream” and “Java” are American staples. (He also arranged Paul Simon’s hit, “Kodachrome.”) Last night, Toussaint was one of the 25,000 people holed up at the New Orleans Superdome hoping to get on a bus for Houston’s Astrodome. I know this because he got a message out to his daughter, who relayed to it through friends. Also not heard from by friends through last night: New Orleans’s “Queen of Soul” Irma Thomas, who was the original singer of what became the Rolling Stones’ hit, “Time is On My Side.” Let’s hope and pray it is, because while the Stones roll through the U.S. on their $450-a-ticket tour, Thomas is missing in action. Her club, The Lion’s Den, is under water, as are all the famous music hot spots of the city. Similarly, friends are looking for Antoinette K-Doe, widow of New Orleans wild performer Ernie K-Doe. The Does have a famous nightspot of their own on N. Claiborne Avenue, called the Mother-in-Law Lounge, in honor of Ernie’s immortal hit, “The Mother-in-Law Song.” Ernie K- Doe, who received a 1998 Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, died in 2001 at age 65. Dry and safe, but in not much better shape, is the famous Neville family of New Orleans. Aaron Neville and many members of the family evacuated on Monday to Memphis, where they are now staying in a hotel. But most of the Nevilles’ homes are destroyed, reports their niece and my colleague at “A Current Affair,” Arthel Neville. She went down to her hometown yesterday and called me from a boat that was trying to get near town. “This isn’t like having two feet of water in your basement,” she said, holding back tears. “Everything is destroyed. I am just so lucky to have been born here and to have had the experience of New Orleans." She confirmed that there had been rumors of dead bodies floating around her Uncle Aaron’s house yesterday. So far, the Nevilles are unannounced to participate in Friday’s TV telethon. And still there are plenty of other famous musicians associated with New Orleans who would probably like to be on TV if they’re high and dry. The Marsalis family comes from the city, and they’ve played at most of the well known clubs like Tipitina’s, The Maple Leaf, Preservation Hall and Muddy Waters. New Orleans is also one of the few cities with a House of Blues. And Jimmy Buffet’s Margharitaville Café chain has a local franchise that is still an attraction. New Orleans’ trademark sounds are Cajun and Zydeco. So far none of the listed benefits have named an act that plays that kind of music. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 11:53:04 +0000 From: Willie C Subject: An Idea To Consider Most of you who know me, are aware of the fact that I grew up in Louisiana. By now, I am sure that each of you has seen the devastation and catastrophic destruction of my home state and Mississippi by Hurricane Katrina. I thank all of my friends for their prayers for my family and friends who still live there, and your inquiries about their safety and well-being. I have been contacted about a fundraiser to assist the victims of this natural disaster, proving once again, that our community of musicians is compassionate, charitable, and always thinking of their fellow man. I would like to propose an idea to you all that I believe would have a positive and crucial impact for the victims. Could I suggest that we immediately coordinate and perform a concert benefit under the Musicians United Serving In Communities (M.U.S.I.C.) banner to raise funds to purchase bottled water and make arrangements to have it delivered to the shelters in the surrounding areas and states where these unfortunate people may live for 3 or 4 months? I implore you to focus on providing life’s sustaining element—water, as opposed to sending cash, clothes, or food. We will be assured that the victims will receive the one thing needed to live. Isn’t it ironic that they are surrounded by water and have had their homes annihilated by water, but they can’t drink the water? This is only a suggestion, and I welcome other suggestions. Please let me know your reaction and if you believe we will be able to coordinate this effort. I trust that South Carolina musicians and friends will rise to the occasion to demonstrate our never-ending commitment to serve our communities through entertainment. After all, it’s what we do best. I will begin a start at Main Street Cafe in Lexington,SC Where I and Empire Players Host every Thursday. If you would like to be a part your are more than welcome. Contact me at 803-539-2338 Hm or 803 290-3061 -- Willie C. See the Cafe at: Listen to the Cafe at: (843)455-6689 Member of The Academy of Carolina Beach Music #1050 The National Association Rhythm & Blues Dee Jay's The BMAI - Beach Music Association International -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 12:10:11 -0700 (PDT) From: Jim Allio Subject: Re: Bettye Swann, Baby Washington, Evie Sands Me: > Found a treasure trove of CDs at Amoeba in Berkeley last night: > Bettye Swann, Baby Washington and a reissue of Evie Sands' genius > "Any Way That You Want Me." Mick Patrick: > Mmmm, three of my faves! Give us more details please, Jim. What > exactly are we missing out on? All three titles recommended on Spectropop and girl group discussion groups: Bettye Wann, Southern fried country-pop-soul with a little sugar sprinkled on top; Baby Washington's "I've Got A Feeling" from her Sue and Veep sessions, lotsa uptown soul and clearly influential on Dusty vis a vis phrasing and even vocal timbre; and Evie Sands' superb "Anyway That You Want Me" LP reissued verbatim with the addition of the great B-side, "Maybe Tomorrow." Interesting the time span between recording sessions that made up Sands' album. What an incredible voice. Actually, all three singers are amazing, especially hearing them at such length as opposed to the occasional radio snippet I remember from way way back in da day. Jim Allio -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 20:05:03 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Upcoming ABKCO/Cameo-Parkway relaeses Peter Andreasen writes: > Great news: Abkco is finally releasing seven CDs with Cameo-Parkway > artists, such as Dee Dee Sharp, The Orlons and Bobby Rydell. Try > Then Nick Archer: > Chubby Checker! Finally!! This certainly is good news. A visit to the site reveals that these titles will be available on October 11, 2005, priced at $9.95 for around 24 tracks per CD. Nothing too rare for Cameo- Parkway collectors (except maybe the set from ? & The Mysterians) but a wonderful opportunity to own some classic sides in CD quality. Looking at Chubby's set, it's great to see "Dancin' Party" and "The Fly" in there, as these were key titles not in Cameo Parkway's recent 4CD boxed set. "The Fly" incidentally was written by John Madara and Dave White and is much better material than their "Sadie The Cleaning Lady", mentioned recently on this site. Hopefully the compilers will find the correct source for Chubby and Dee Dee's "Slow Twistin'". As noted by members when this track was included on the boxed set it didn't have the sax break that was featured on the 45 and on every other vinyl release that I've been able to get my hands on. Interesting to note that the Dovells set includes "1-2-3", a big hit in 1965 by member, Len Barry, after he left the group. I'm assuming Universal (who appear to be co-compilers with ABKCO) have the rights to US Decca recordings from the mid 60s. "1-2-3" was another John Madara-Dave White song and also much better than "Sadie". There is a lot more great material in the Cameo Parkway vaults covering many gernres, such as soul/r&b, girl groups, teen and garage etc. It will be interesting to see how ABKCO moves forward. (For example they gave us Bob Seeger's "Sock It To Me Santa" on the boxed set; we're now waiting for the other side of this, the great surf vocal styled, "Florida Time") The 4CD boxed set was a joy with some great lesser known tracks mixed in with the hits. I couldn't believe how good the Playboys' "Over The Weekend", Bobby Rydell's "Volare" and Franky Beverly's "Because Of My Heart" sounded. For me, the latter was almost like a brand new tune; such was the quality as compared to anything else I'd heard. Roll on October 11th! There's much information and some great pics about John Madara and some of the acts he produced and/or wrote for at: Well worth a visit; his comments are a delight. Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 19:51:32 -0000 From: Tracy Pernell Subject: Fats Domino Missing In New Orleans I've just read online from the Associated Press that "Fats" Domino, his wife, and daughter are missing and presumed dead, due to the flooding from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans...his agent says he last spoke to him on Sunday, and "Fats" told him he was going to ride the storm out...of course, there is no way to know for sure, but I do fear the worst. My prayers are with him and his family. Tracy Pernell Nashville -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 15:14:00 EDT From: David Bell Subject: Katrina / Local Music Legends I'm praying that the 3 girls who made up the Dixie Cups are safe and sound. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 13:29:33 -0700 From: Dennis Hoban Subject: Re: The Fleetwoods Yes, The Fleetwoods. My favorite song of theirs is "Mr.Blue". What's criminal in my eyes is they aren't in the Rock Hall of Fame. I think it's because of an anti-Washington State bias in the judges' parts. Where are the Wailers? The Ventures? Anyway. LOVE the Fleetwoods. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 10 Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 16:22:28 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: The Fleetwoods Dennis...How ya'doin'? Perhaps you can tell me if the Fleetwoods have a complete CD set in release ? They recorded "Sad Little Girl" which I wrote with Paul Vance. They were one of my favorite groups as well. I even covered "Billy, Oh Buddy" with Joey Powers ["Midnight Mary", Raleigh/ Wayne] on Amy records in the early 60s. regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 11 Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 21:13:43 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Fats Domino / Aaron Neville Fats Domino update - good news; Aaron Neville update - not so good. According to an announcement I heard on WFMU about an hour ago (8:30 Eastern Time), Fats Domino was found alive and okay among the throngs at the Superdome in New Orleans. No other details at this time. And from my friend, Gabby Parsons, Music Director at WMMM radio in Madison, WI: "Aaron Neville says he hasn't heard from 3 of his neices ...I think it will get worse before it gets better." Again, that's all I know. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 12 Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 21:21:35 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Allen Toussaint >From my friend Rick Allison of Sirius Satellite Radio: > The great Allen Toussaint has recently been moved from the > Superdome to Astrodome [in Texas]...and just think of all the > great yet unknown musicians who make that town so great who > don't get the press. Awful. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 13 Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 22:02:11 -0400 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Allen Toussaint Previously: > Was the Toussaint song "Wanted $10,000 Reward" ever released. If > so by who on what? I know of a version by Tommy Dawn & The Sunsets, on White Cliffs 246, co-produced by Morton Downey Jr. Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 14 Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 02:03:59 -0000 From: Rodney Rawlings Subject: Re: The Fleetwoods Previously: > Yes, The Fleetwoods. My favorite song of theirs is "Mr. Blue." Mine too, but I also love "The Great Imposter." They also did a good version of "Dear Hearts and Gentle People." They somehow made it more interesting by adding a sliding chromatic note in the release (the middle section). The great songwriter Sammy Fain wrote that song (his greatest being, in my view, "Love Is a Many- Splendored Thing.") -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 15 Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 07:47:16 +0100 From: Austin Powell Subject: Siw Malmqvist / Sadie Siw Malmqvist's version of Sadie was issued in the UK on Atlantic in '68 c/w the Man Who Took The Valise Off The Floor (Atlantic 584 229). Austin P. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 16 Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 10:04:40 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Re: Fats Domino The latest update from the Associated Press..... Country Paul ----------- 09/02/2005 06:26:33 Eastern Time Fats Domino Apparently Rescued by Boat By JAKE COYLE AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK - Fats Domino apparently rode out the hurricane in his New Orleans home and was rescued by boat from his flooded neighborhood, his daughter Karen Domino White said Thursday. The 77-year-old R&B legend had been reported missing Thursday by his longtime agent, Al Embry, and his niece, Checquoline Davis. White said late Thursday that she saw a photograph of her father that had been taken Monday by the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The photo showed Domino, whose real name is Antoine Domino, in jeans and a blue-striped shirt being helped off a boat by rescuers. "We're very relieved," White said in a telephone interview. White said she has been unable to speak to Domino and had no information on his wife, Rosemary, or any other family members in the flooded city. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 17 Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 08:02:58 -0700 (PDT) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Fats Domino, Irma Thomas found Fats Domino was finally rescued last night in New Orleans, according to wire reports. And Irma Thomas, the Queen of New Orleans soul, has reported in from Baton Rouge, where she escaped to the home of her aunt.,2933,168254,00.html -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 18 Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 05:14:40 -0000 From: Tom Diehl Subject: Re: The Fleetwoods Phil Hall wrote: > 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. Neither of the current girls is an original member. When Gary performed as The Fleetwoods with the current girls on the PBS show, they show a doctored copy of the fleetwoods Best Of LP on Dolton with just Gary's picture, which they put in two places (it's in only one on the original LP), and they removed the original girls' pictures and replaced them with black backgrounds. Tom "Diamond Hunter" Diehl -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 19 Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 08:57:15 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Evie Sands Jim Allio: > Evie Sands' superb "Anyway That You Want Me" LP reissued verbatim > with the addition of the great B-side, "Maybe Tomorrow." Yeah, you don't have to be rich anymore to own this fabulous album on CD, now that it's out on Rev-Ola (it was previously available only as a hideously expensive Japanese import, you see). Not only that, but this new version comes with a superior booklet, with contributions from not only Evie herself, but also her writer/producers Chip Taylor and Al Gorgoni. The photos, supplied by Evie, are gorgeous. > Interesting the time span between recording sessions that made up > Sands' album. What an incredible voice. I agree, it's great to have such detailed annotation in the booklet: recording dates, studios, musicians, the works. Evie'd had two 45s released on A&M - "Shadows Of The Evening and "I'll Hold Out My Hand", both of which are fabulous - before "Any Way That You Want Me" hit the charts, prompting the label to commission an album, hence the lengthy period it took to record all the tracks. I hear that if it sells well, Rev-Ola hope to release follow-up. Now, if there was some way of including Evie's first two 45s - released on the ABC and Gold logos in 1963, both of them marvellous - that would really be something. I saw Evie perform live at a small club in New York last year. In fact, the show turned out to be a bit of a mini S'pop gathering, with Sheila B, Bill George, Tony Leong, Eric Charge and Joe Somsky also in attendance. Evie is still as great as she ever was. Read more about the "Any Way That You Want Me" CD here: Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 20 Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 07:57:51 -0000 From: Lyn Nuttall Subject: Re: Sadie The Cleaning Lady Thomas wrote: > 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. Fascinating stuff! According to the discographies at the 1968 Swedish version was "Mamma är lik sin mamma" and the German version "Frauen sind doch nur Frauen". The same site's discographies have the German version dated at 1969 on an album. Johnny Farnham's Australian version came out in October 1967, so he seems to have pipped the Swedish release at the post for original version. I've updated (and tidied up) my page about Sadie, now including this version. There could well be other versions outside the Anglo pop world. Lyn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 21 Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 00:30:01 -0500 From: Michael Thom Subject: Patchwork I thought it might be interesting to compile a list of hits for which sections of a song were patched in and thereby repeated, usually to make a song longer, but in at least one instance ("Psychotic Reaction") to change the ending of a song. Here are a few that come to mind: Gentrys: Keep on Dancing. Song repeated from beginning after "false" cold ending. Mungo Jerry: In the Summertime. Same, but with sound of car revving up inserted before song begins again. The Essex: Easier Said Than Done. Verse repeated. The Beatles: I'll Cry Instead (Capitol version). Verse repeated. Count Five: Psychotic Reaction. Instrumental rave-up section patched in to end the song in place of original, modulated ending. Additions? Michael Thom -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 22 Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 08:44:43 -0000 From: Various Subject: Re: $10,000 Reward Several responses have come in to the following inquiry. In the interest of brevity, we're passing along the most detailed of them, covering releases on both sides of the Atlantic. ----- Previously: > Was the Toussaint song "Wanted $10,000 Reward" ever released. If so, > by who on what? Jeff Lemlich wrote: > I know of a version by Tommy Dawn & The Sunsets, on White Cliffs 246, > co-produced by Morton Downey Jr. ----- Sebastian Fonzeus: There's also a version by Ernie K-Doe, on the flipside to "Mother In Law": Ernie K-Doe - Mother In Law / Wanted $10,000 Reward (Minit 623) ----- Chris Rowling: It was also the B-side of Ernie K-Doe's "Mother-In-Law" here in the UK, released on London HLU 9330 back in 1961 -- and how I loved that record at the time! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 23 Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 14:23:54 -0000 From: Joop Jansen Subject: Re: "Excuse Me Baby" Artie Wayne wrote: > Bon Jour, Comme sa va? Speaking of French covers, does anyone have a > copy of "Excuse me Lady" by Joe Dassin, which I wrote?. It got to #3 > on the French Charts in 1967. It was a cover of "Excuse me Baby" by > the Magic Lanterns top ten UK hit. Merci. Artie, here's a question for you as the composer of "Excuse Me Baby." It was also recorded by Wayne Newton, in 1966 on Capitol (5692). It was released in July of that year. But in the UK The Magic Lanterns also released their version around the same time. Do you know which of these two was the original version? Joop greets. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 24 Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 07:45:24 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: New Orleans relief New Orleans has always had a special place in the eyes of the world because it's the birthplace of American music. When we see the devastation there, we all identify with it to a far greater degree than we do to a catastrophe in a place whose name we can't even pronounce. Our hearts go out to the people who are fighting for their lives -- especially the ones we know, if only through their music. I'm happy that Fats Domino, one of my earliest inspirations, has been found safe in the Astrodome. I'm also glad that Allan Toussaint, who I represented at Warner Brothers Music, has been able to find shelter there as well. I have to praise Al Kooper for his efforts to get musicians together so quickly for a benefit. I also am impressed with the million dollar contributions of Nicolas Cage, a long time blues advocate, P. Diddy and Jay-Z, the rap moguls who have also pledged clothing from each of their lines. I am equally impressed with the stories I hear about little kids, all over the country, who are breaking open their piggy banks and making contributions to the Red Cross, high school students who are washing cars this holiday weekend to help the refugees, churches and synagouges who are sending food, water and money to help out. It's times like these that make me proud to be an American! Regards, Artie Wayne __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 25 Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 04:52:06 -0700 From: Bill Perry Subject: Re: The Fleetwoods Dennis Hoban wrote: > Yes, The Fleetwoods. My favorite song of theirs is "Mr.Blue". What's > criminal in my eyes is they aren't in the Rock Hall of Fame. I think > it's because of an anti-Washington State bias in the judges' parts. > Where are the Wailers? The Ventures? Anyway. LOVE the Fleetwoods. I wrote to the Hall of Fame about them and Bobby Vee and was put in my place about suggesting anyone being added to the hall. They have an attitude about who will be in and who will not and when they will be added. I am of the opinion that Bobby Vee is still working all year round and still releasing new and good material yearly. If anyone should be in there, he sure should be on the list at the top. He will be in the UK for the month of November all over the country touring and I guess all is sold out. Seeing him tomorrow night here in California. Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! End

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