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Spectropop - Digest Number 2051

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There are 18 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Evie Sands
           From: Jim Allio 
      2. Lori Burton Breakout  CD
           From: Mark Maldwyn 
      3. Re: The Fleetwoods
           From: Gary Myers 
      4. Re: Here's what became of BETTY WILLIS
           From: Mick Patrick 
      5. Re: Upcoming ABKCO/Cameo-Parkway releases
           From: S.J. Dibai 
      6. Evie Sands - where is she now?
           From: Susan 
      7. Sadina
           From: Stephanie 
      8. The Dixie Cups
           From: Tony Leong 
      9. Re: Anne-Marie
           From: Wes Smith 
     10. Re: Jigsaw "One Way Street" MGM
           From: Howard Earnshaw 
     11. Re: New Cameo-Parkway discs
           From: Hans Huss 
     12. Re: Songs of Larry Weiss
           From: Hans Huss 
     13. Re: The Fleetwoods
           From: Rodney Rawlings 
     14. Fats Domino latest
           From: Willie C. 
     15. Re: Jigsaw "One Way Street" MGM
           From: Dave Monroe 
     16. Lesley Gore's Backing Vocalists
           From: Ken Charmer 
     17. Updates/ Irma Thomas/ Susan Cowsill/  Steve Cropper
           From: Artie Wayne 
     18. Any way that you want . . . Evie Sands
           From: Dave Monroe 

Message: 1 Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 11:01:21 -0700 (PDT) From: Jim Allio Subject: Re: Evie Sands Mick Patrick wrote: > Yeah, you don't have to be rich anymore to own (Evie Sands' > fabulous "Any Way That You Want Me") 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. 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: > Evie Sands was a crucial key in my musical development and my comprehension of the music industry as it was in the 1960s and 1970s and how it still is today for what's left of the music industry. Not only did she have a fabulous, unique voice and style and savvy writing chops, she put out a series of brilliant records on a variety of labels that for different reasons did not move her to the level of pop notoriety she truly deserved. That level was right up there with Dusty, Lesley, Nancy, Petula, Janis, Grace and all the other major white rock female singers of that time. Her music was poignant and empowering at the same time. "Crazy Annie" was a particular favorite. I loved the way it took off from a character in "Midnight Cowboy" and moved you to identify with her. It wasn't until the mid- 1970s and a stint on Haven, a Capitol subsidiary, that Sands began to get the sales and acclaim that should have been hers ten years earlier. And as many times as Phyllis Hyman's take on her "One Thing on My Mind" is reissued, Sands must still be making the dollars! Jim Allio -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 18:15:24 -0000 From: Mark Maldwyn Subject: Lori Burton Breakout CD Apart from Evie Sands' CD, Lori Burton's Breakout will soon be available on Revola. Mark Maldwyn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 11:17:57 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: The Fleetwoods Phil Hall: > I don't know if either of the original girls are in the group. It has already been answered that they are not, but FWIW, I met Gretchen Christopher about 6-7 yrs ago (and she looked great!), and she had been out of the group for many yrs at that time. I believe Barbara Ellis had been gone for at least as long, if not longer, and I heard that she and her husband owned an RV park (or something like that) in San Bernardino County (CA). gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 20:25:25 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Here's what became of BETTY WILLIS Tony Ronette: > And then it finally hit me......"'re Betty Willis, > YOU'RE BETTY WILLIS!!" ... She said that a couple of years after > the Phi-Dan single she recorded another one entitled 'Gone With The > Wind Is My Love'... Great story, Tony. Thanks for sharing. Am I correct in assuming that the record Betty was referring to is "Gone With The Wind Is My Love" by Rita & the Tiaras, released on the Dore label in 1967? > I took a few photos that night. One was of Betty by herself, and > then Darlene used my camera to take a photo of Bill, Betty and > myself. Ahem - do you still have the shots, by any chance? If so, it would be great to see them. > As of June of 2005, I learned from one of her friends that she was > now living north of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley near her > daughter What's the chance of re-establishing contact with Betty. I have 101 questions I'd like to ask her, like is she really the lady who recorded "Revolution" as Rachel & the Revolvers with Brian Wilson producing? I have Betty's ultra-rare Rendezvous 45 on a CDR somewhere. If I can find it, I'll post it to musica. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 21:56:14 -0000 From: S.J. Dibai Subject: Re: Upcoming ABKCO/Cameo-Parkway releases I'm very pleased to see the extensive track listing for Dee Dee Sharp, and I'm glad that the ? set is a straight-up reissue of both of their albums plus bonus tracks. But I'm puzzled by the Tymes set... I always assumed that the Winchester Records masters, and thus The Tymes' 1967 Philly hit "This Time It's Love," reverted to Cameo- Parkway, Winchester's distributor. But if "This Time It's Love" won't be on The Tymes set, does that mean that ABKCO doesn't own the rights to it or is that just a glaring omission? And how about Chubby's comp? Stopping at 1963 is ridiculous! No "Lazy Elsie Molly," "She Wants T'Swim" or "Let's Do The Freddie"???? Those are three of my favorite Chubby Checker records! And there's no reason they shouldn't be on a grestest hits collection. Similarly, Bobby Rydell's "Make Me Forget" is nowhere to be seen on his best of. For shame! I'm happy to see The Orlons' "Spinning Top" on their package, but what exactly does that record have to do with Cameo-Parkway? I've been wondering about this ever since its label design was included in the label design collage in the C-P box set. I thought the whole point was that The Orlons wanted to get the hell away from Cameo- Parkway and that "Spinning Top" was the result of a short-lived deal with Calla, end of story. S.J. Dibai -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 18:45:25 EDT From: Susan Subject: Evie Sands - where is she now? She's in southern California, playing with Adam Marsland's Chaos Band [ ]. They are occasionally joined by Beach Boys documentarian and singer/songwriter Alan Boyd in a tribute to Carl and Dennis Wilson. Nice to know that this talented lady is still rockin' - and believe me, she is! Susan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 23:58:36 -0000 From: Stephanie Subject: Sadina Does anyone know whatever happened to Sadina, the lady who did I Want That Boy. That was a great girl group record! It's on the Growin' Up Too Fast girl group compilation. Steph -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 06:06:34 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: The Dixie Cups Has anybody out there heard any news about Barbara, Rosa and Joan Marie from the Dixie Cups? They still live in the New Orleans area, and I was wondering if they were OK. TOny Leong -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 07:07:47 -0000 From: Wes Smith Subject: Re: Anne-Marie Harold Shackelford wrote: > ... Anne-Marie (no last name given) on my MGM K13534 45 rpm ... > Any info on her would be greatly appreciated. Peter Richmond: > ... Anne-Marie recorded four tracks for MGM (in) New York City > (on) April 1 1966 ... Mick Patrick: > If I'm not mistaken, the young lady is the same one who recorded > previously (minus a vowel and a hyphen) as Ann Marie ... the > following is from Harry Young's notes to Lou Christie's "Original > Sinner" RPM CD: "Next MGM released Anne-Marie's Calello-produced > version of the Christie/Herbert composition "Diary" (MGM single K > 13534, release number immediately following Lou's "Painter" 45, > Billboard review 2 July 1966). Not coincidentally, Robert P. > Marcucci managed Anne-Marie (Ann Anello)." Waddya know? She has her > own website: I am quite sure that it was MARIE ANN who recorded for Warwick and Epic, not The Anne-Marie who recorded for Jubilee and MGM. Their phgotos certainly don't look anything alike. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 10 Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 08:45:52 -0000 From: Howard Earnshaw Subject: Re: Jigsaw "One Way Street" MGM I've managed to upload the "One Way Street" by Jigsaw on MGM onto Musica this morning (Saturday 4). Please give this a listen. all the best.. Howard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 11 Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 02:19:31 -0700 (PDT) From: Hans Huss 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. Yes, good to see a legitimate Orlons compilation at long last! Their fabulous recordings really deserve som belated recognition. Let's just hope it's all the right versions... Shouldn't quibble, I guess; still, it's a little disappointing that there's no room for the beautiful ballad 'I Can't Take It', written by Thom Bell and Kenny Gamble, and Barrett Strong's swinging and very soulful 'No Love But Your Love', two great 45s from 1965. I'm not too keen on their version of Slim Gaillard's 'Cement Mixer' (from the "South Street" album); two original songs worthy of inclusion instead would have been 'He's Braggin'', written by Billy Jackson and Roy Straigis of 'So Much In Love' fame, also recorded by the Tip Tops on Parkway, and Mann-Appell's catchy 'My Best Friend', arguably their best non-45 song. As a novelty, 'Mister Surfer', from Cameo / Parkway's rare and wonderful "Everybody's Goin' Surfin'" album would have been nice, too. Not one of their best perhaps, but on rarity alone, 'Where You Goin', Little Boy', released as by Zip & the Zippers on Cameo / Parkway's Pageant subsidiary in 1963, might have been a contender as well. Still, "The Best of the Orlons, 1961-1966" looks like a must! Hasse Huss -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 12 Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 03:40:53 -0700 (PDT) From: Hans Huss Subject: Re: Songs of Larry Weiss Mick Patrick wrote: > Talking about the songs of Larry Weiss . . . One fabulous record is Anna King's 'The Big Change', written by Larry Weiss, Lockie Edwards Jr, and Luther Dixon, relased on Dixon's Ludix label (Ludix 103) in 1963. Not sure if it's on any compilation, but definitely worth tracking down. Hasse Huss -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 13 Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 13:11:42 -0000 From: Rodney Rawlings Subject: Re: The Fleetwoods Woops. The version of "Dear Hearts And Gentle People" I was thinking of was by The Springfields, not The Fleetwoods. My apologies, everyone. Since this group is such a treasurehouse of info, I don't wish this mistake to stand uncorrected. Everything else I said was accurate. Apparently I am not alone in liking "The Great Imposter." (Not to be confused with The Platters' hit, "The Great Pretender." Which I do like, but not as much as "The Great Imposter.") -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 14 Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 14:21:21 +0000 From: Willie C. Subject: Fats Domino latest This just in: New Orleans music legend Fats Domino is safe after spending the last two days here in the apartment of LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell. Domino was rescued for his home in the lower 9th Ward of New Orleans two days ago and brought to the triage unit at the Maravich Assembly Center on the LSU campus. Domino, who checked in at the triage unit under is given name of Antoine Domino, was then reunited with family members and taken, along with a dozen other New Orleans natives, to Russell's apartment, which is located just off the LSU campus. "Tell the people of New Orleans that I'm safe," Domino said just outside of Russell's apartment on Highland Road. "I wish I was able to still be there with them, but I hope to see them soon. I want to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to JaMarcus for opening up and sharing his home with us." Domino, along with several members of his family, departed Russell's apartment just after 1 p.m. on Friday. They said they weren't sure of their destination. Russell, a native of Mobile, Ala., said he's had close to 20 people in his apartment for the past two days. Russell said he's had little sleep over the past 48 hours as he's done everything from making trips to the grocery store to even taking a trip to the pharmacy at 2 a.m. to retrieve medicine for Fats Domino. "The important thing is that Fats and his family are all alright," Russell said. "I'm not sure where they are headed, but I just feel better knowing that they are okay." Russell said Domino and the other members of his family had spent the past two days sleeping on floors, couches and beds and passed the time watching television coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Russell, along with the rest of his LSU teammates, returns to practice at 7:30 p.m. today in Tiger Stadium. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 15 Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 07:44:23 -0700 (PDT) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Re: Jigsaw "One Way Street" MGM Howard Earnshaw wrote: > I've managed to upload the "One Way Street" by Jigsaw on MGM onto > Musica this morning (Saturday 4). Please give this a listen. OG 45? I bow down before you. A friend still has a Giant Crab LP of mine I've been after him to make a sound file for me from (how's THAT for preposition abuse?) for months now. But an original pressing will no doubt be crisper than the reissue 45 I'd've posted with. Thanks! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 16 Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 19:19:44 +0200 From: Ken Charmer Subject: Lesley Gore's Backing Vocalists I have been researching with Jean Thomas her sessions backing Lesley Gore and wondered if anyone had any definitive sessionography info which would match Jean's diaries of the time. Jean wrote: "You're right that the background vocalists are Ellie Greenwich, Mikie Harris and me on "Look Of Love". (Also on "Maybe I know") (Recorded on 11/13/64) I don't know if we are on "That's The Boy", because I didn't sing on a session for Lesley on 2/13/65. Ellie, Mikie and I did do an album with her (14 hours of studio time) on 7/27 and 7/29/64 (Mercury Records), but I don't have the list of songs sung. We also did a 4 hr. session for her on 3/4/64, but didn't list the songs. I sang on a session for Mercury Records on 2/4/64 and one of the song was "He's The Boy", but I don't know if this session was with Ellie and Mikie or was for Lesley Gore. I didn't write any name in my book." Can anyone help? Ken Charmer -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 17 Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 10:49:46 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Updates/ Irma Thomas/ Susan Cowsill/ Steve Cropper My friend, Patti Dahlstrom, in Houston has asked me to forward to Spectropop some information from fellow songwriter David Plenn. He wants to get word out Irma Thomas is OK! Her House and nightclub are gone, but she and her husband are alive. Davids' friend, Joe Henry, just produced a record with her and got the good news when he spoke to her daughter a few days ago. Allan Rinde told me that our longtime friend Susan Cowsill and her husband escaped the devestation and are now safely in Nashville. Steve Cropper tells me that he and his friends are taking food, clothing and generators to some law enforcement friends in Columbia, Mississippi...which was especially hard hit. They're also trying to set up a relief concert in Tunica for musicians and restaurant workers who'll be without a job for a long time. I want to thank Spectropop for giving us a chance to share updated reports about artists, writers and musicians who are icons to our members. regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 18 Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 08:01:36 -0700 (PDT) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Any way that you want . . . Evie Sands Susan on Evie Sands: > She's in southern California, playing with Adam Marsland's Chaos > Band ... Having grabbed every reasonably-priced copy of the "Anyway the You Want Me" single I could find, I just recived her very wonderful "Billy Sunshine" 45. Anyone have any other particular recommendations? Keeping in mind I'm actually playing these out, so I need at least a little action and/or drama. But will be picking up that Rev-Ola CD, at least. Here's a handy discography: I'm curious, anyone know, she get any spins on the Northern Soul scene? Kinda sorta sounds like it, so ... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! End

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