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Spectropop - Digest Number 2058



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There are 21 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Laura Gore and Lesley Nyro
           From: Steve Harvey 
      2. Re: Patti Dahlstrom in Musica
           From: Artie Wayne 
      3. Re: NS nails BB
           From: Dan Nowicki 
      4. Re: The Ventures
           From: Robert Pingel 
      5. Re: more on Moon Shot and the Delfonics
           From: Hans Huss 
      6. Slippin' and Slidin'
           From: John Stewart 
      7. SUNDAY! BOSS NYC BENEFIT FOR NAWLINS!
           From: Robert Kacerow 
      8. Re: I Spy Shelby Flint
           From: S.J. Dibai 
      9. Naomi Wilson....or is it Theresa Lindsey?
           From: S.J. Dibai 
     10. Kenny Shepard (Van Mccoy)
           From: Robert Indart 
     11. NOMC Emergency Fund
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     12. Re: " It's Written All Over My Face"
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     13. The Gleams on Hit
           From: Paul Urbahns 
     14. Re: Royalties to the right people
           From: Phil Chapman 
     15. Re: Ventures
           From: Gary Myers 
     16. Re: Current videos of classic artists
           From: Ed Salamon 
     17. Re: Gretchen Christopher and The Fleetwoods
           From: Clarke Davis 
     18. Re: Shelby Flint
           From: Steve Harvey 
     19. Re: Current videos of classic artists
           From: Frank 
     20. Re: Karen and Richard and Big Al
           From: Steve Harvey 
     21. Re: Shelby Flint; Wildweeds; Little Richard; Buddy Holly; Evie Sands in musica
           From: Country Paul 


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Message: 1 Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 15:43:17 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Laura Gore and Lesley Nyro Brent Cash wrote: > ... there is a great song among great songs on the Bear Family box > set titled "Ride A Tall White Horse" from 1969 ... Surely this > could be a Laura Nyro song? ... Anybody know who's responsible for > this gem? Responsible? Yeah, Lesley Gore! If it's not in the credits there is a mention in the double Mercury CD. When I first heard it I thought, "Whoever wrote this one was listening to Lauro Nyro a little too hard". Sure enough Lesley owned up on the influence. I think for alot of female songwriters and singers the arrival of Ms. Nyro had much of the same effect on them as the Beatles' arrival did on other musicians, songwriters and singers. Steve Harvey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 19:51:25 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Patti Dahlstrom in Musica I want to thank Joop and Anthony Parsons for trying to help me get Patti Dahlstrom's "Emotion" [Sanson/Dahlstrom] up on Musica...and to our Spectropal Phil Chapman, for finally acomplishing the mystifying feat!! Hope you all enjoy it. Regards, Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 10:43:37 EDT From: Dan Nowicki Subject: Re: NS nails BB Phil M: > One of my favorite records by one of my favorite singers is Nancy > Sinatra's version of Sonny Bono's "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me > Down)." ... the only instrumentation on the damn thing is an > electric guitar, with the trem set to max. The guitar, though, is > beautifully played -- it would have to be, considering -- and I can > only guess it was handled by Billy Strange. Does anyone know if > that's correct? According to Al Casey, who once told me he was present at that session but didn't play on it, Billy Strange was the guitarist. Dan Nowicki Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 09:26:53 -0700 (PDT) From: Robert Pingel Subject: Re: The Ventures Gary Myers wrote: > To me, the most notable omission in the RnRHOF is the Ventures! > "Walk Don't Run" influenced every young drummer and guitarist at > that time, and for years many young bands tried to sound like the > Ventures. I believe they are the biggest selling guitar-based r'n'r > instrumental group ever. Amen to that, Gary. My uncle's guitar teacher was Nokie Edwards of The Ventures. I have his solo album, "Nokie!" My uncle was MY first guitar teacher. Which makes me, in a weird way, Nokie's guitar grandson. The Ventures deserve enlistment in the Hall of Fame. Any way we could influence the Board of Directors? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 03:45:24 -0700 (PDT) From: Hans Huss Subject: Re: more on Moon Shot and the Delfonics James Botticelli wrote: > ... The Delfonics' "You've Been Untrue" WAS released on Cameo- > Parkway either prior to or following "He Don't Really Love You." 'He Don't Really Love You' (Moon Shot 6703) was the Delfonics' first record, recorded in late 1966, released in early 1967. Their second was 'You've Been Untrue' (Cameo 472), released in April, 1967. Following the success of 'La La Means I Love You', the "reactivated Moonshot label" (as Tony Cummings puts it) re-released 'He Don't Really Love You' in spring 1968. This is when it charted, 33 R&B, 92 Pop. So I guess you could say 'You've Been Untrue' was released both prior to and following 'He Don't Really Love You'. There were a few mistakes in my Moon Shot post yesterday. It seems most, if not all, their singles were released in 1967, only the Cliff Nobles album, "Pony The Horse" (601), is a 1969 issue. Jimmie Raye's 'That'll Get It' is Moon Shot 6708, not 6705. The uptown ballad flip, 'It's Written All Over Your Face', is equally wonderful (but does not feature the Shirelles). Also, three additions to the discography: Virgil Blanding, 'The Birth Of A Man' (6705), the Subway Riders, 'After The Session' (6707); and Tony Fox, 'Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say' (6712). 'After The Session' is a highly sought after Teddy Vann-produced instrumental, one of many records to use the same backing track as do all of these: Frankie & the Classicals, 'What Shall I Do' (Calla 127); Laura Greene's wonderful 'Moonlight, Music and You' (RCA 9614), also covered nicely by the Essex (Bang 537), though for their version the backing track is slowed down from C to B major; the Burning Emotions, 'The New World' (Bang 553); and Mark Johnson, 'This Beautiful Place' (Diamond 237), the latter two being the instrumental track replete with weird animal noises. Hmm... Makes you think Teddy Vann might be an unacknowledged influence on Jamaican recording practices! By the way, Teddy Vann's name pops up on some good records, can anyone tell his story? His 'Let's Shindig' by Freddy Williams & the Shindigs (Zizz) is one of my all-time favourites. All in all, it would seem a Moon Shot compilation would be a very attractive proposition for someone to work on. Some great music. And that rocket would look so good on the cover... Hasse Huss -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 18:22:41 +0100 From: John Stewart Subject: Slippin' and Slidin' Country Paul wrote: > I don't remember if it was "Slippin' and Slidin'" or "Lucille" by > Little Richard which was about 1:20 in its original; some judicious > splicing stretched it out to about two minutes. You may well be right but you also might possibly be confused as the Buddy Holly version of "Slippin' and Slidin'" was expanded posthumously from a brief home demo. The vocal and guitar track was repeated and other instrumentation added - including an organ solo which also helped to extend the track. Something similar may have happened to a Little Richard track but it seems quite a coincidence that you thought it might be Slippin' and Slidin' and there was, sadly, a good reason that Holly's version wasn't simply rerecorded at a marketable length. John -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 13:31:58 -0400 From: Robert Kacerow Subject: SUNDAY! BOSS NYC BENEFIT FOR NAWLINS! Subject: SUNDAY! BOSS NYC BENEFIT FOR NAWLINS! Hey Folks, Big benefit for victims of Katrina this Sunday in Brooklyn!!! Know that the money raised at this event will go directly to people from the rock and roll community who are in need... Sun 9/11 at Magnetic Field - 97 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn $10 cover (more if you can afford it!) Doors 4PM Bands start at 6PM, DJs all day and all night long!!!! Bands to play: A-BONES (Norton Records) KID CONGO and the PINK MONKEY BIRDS (ex-Cramps, Gun Club, Bad Seeds) INSOMNIACS (NJ Mod-Garage Rockers) SPITTOONS (Brooklyn 50s and 60s rock n rollers) Plus DJs all day and and all night long: TIM WARREN (Crypt Records) TODDOPHONIC TODD (Telstar Records, WFMU) KARI KROME (from the Runaways!) DAVE THE SPAZZ (WFMU) THE GREAT GAYLORD (WFMU) JOSH STYLES (Smashed Blocked) THE THING WITH TWO HEADS (Penetration Party), PADDY BULLOCKS (Penetration/Shop Fronts) TOMDASH (Dot Dash) Raffles from: Crypt Records, Sympathy for the Record Industry, Get Hip Records, Telstar Records, Norton Records, as well as local merchants and community members! Baked Goods for Sale, Special CD comps for Sale All proceeds will go to The Rock n Roll Community Fund and New Orleans Musicians Clinic. For more info on these funds, please see below... Since this was done on the fly, please spread the word!!! The rock and roll community fund This fund was put together to aid members of the garage and punk rock communities who have lost everything due to Hurricane Katrina. Most recipients identified are currently in Memphis and Austin, however we are taking names of those in need from wherever they have established temporary homes. Thanks to DJ Paddy Bullocks, whose father is a minister there, funds are being administered by Trinity Parish Church. Due the high concentration of those in need who have fled to Memphis and Austin, funds are being distributed by Goner Records in Memphis and Rocks Off Records in Austin. Trinity Parish Church Episcopal Discretionary Fund 200 N Elm St Searcy, AR 72143-5271 put Katrina Fund in subject line of check paypal to: trinityparish@yahoo.com New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC) This is a fantastic hands on organization who has the names and addresses of so many great musicians because they have them all coming to their FREE health clinic all these years and now, they are the ones who are tracking down the local musicians and finding them shelter. They are the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and know the whereabouts of the local musicians down there. Send donations to: NOMC Emergency Fund funds will be distributed by: SW LA Area Health Education Center Foundation, Inc. 103 Independence Blvd. Lafayette, LA 70506 desk: 337-989-0001 fax: 337-989-1401 Contact: Kathy Richard directly at 337 989-0001 email: finance@swlahec.com http://www.swlahec.com/ musiciank@swlahec.com The New Orleans Musicians Clinic is determined to keep Louisiana Music Alive! We want to relocate our New Orleans musicians into the Lafayette/Acadiana community where they can remain a life force! But most of them have lost everything... we must help them rebuild their lives. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 21:04:48 -0000 From: S.J. Dibai Subject: Re: I Spy Shelby Flint Gary Myers regarding Shelby Flint: > She did well - maybe still is - as a studio singer. I think a lot of people don't realize that her voice was featured prominently in an episode of "I SPY" entitled "Laya." There was an Earle Hagen melody that was used as a recurring theme throughout the episode, and then during the tag scene we got to hear a recording of Shelby singing it with lyrics over a silent film sequence of a broken- hearted Bill Cosby wandering through the ruins of ancient Greece. It was one of the most beautiful scenes in the history of television. The song, incidentally, was called "The Voice In The Wind." Did Shelby put this out on record in the '60s? It's really a great song. S.J. Dibai -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 21:20:44 -0000 From: S.J. Dibai Subject: Naomi Wilson....or is it Theresa Lindsey? Many thanks to those of you who answered my Moon Shot questions! Now here we go again.... I have two versions of the song "Gotta Find A Way," one by Theresa Lindsey and one by Naomi Wilson. The Lindsey version kind of flew below my radar--I played it once and then forgot all about it. Later, I got the Wilson version and it automatically sounded familiar to me, like I'd heard it a million times on oldies radio here in Philly. That, combined with the fact that it was on the Swan label, made me wonder if Wilson was a Philly artist. I consulted Jim Nettleton, one of the major Philly deejays from the '60s who knows his local hits, and he said Lindsey's version was the Philly hit and as far as he knows, Wilson is not a Philly artist! I don't believe I'm crazy.....or at least as crazy as this story suggests. Did Wilson's version become a hit anywhere? Where was she from? Any info on her Swan connection? And what's the 411 on Theresa Lindsey, for that matter? All souled out, S.J. Dibai -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 10 Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 23:05:50 -0000 From: Robert Indart Subject: Kenny Shepard (Van Mccoy) I was just wondering if Kenny Shepard's "Try To Understand" on the Maxx label, in 1964 was ever released on CD it was written by Van Mccoy. If not can it be posted on musica. To my understanding Kenny Shepard recorded as Kenny Young in 1969 on the Share label with another Van Mccoy song. This information I got on the Kenny Young article on Spectropop website. Thanks! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 11 Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 19:12:26 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: NOMC Emergency Fund This is a fantastic hands on organization who has the names and addresses of so many great musicians because they have them all coming to their FREE health clinic all these years and now, they are the ones who are tracking down the local musicians and finding them shelter. They are the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and know the whereabouts of the local musicians down there. Send donations to: NOMC Emergency Fund funds will be distributed by: SW LA Area Health Education Center Foundation, Inc. 103 Independence Blvd. Lafayette, LA 70506 desk: 337-989-0001 fax: 337-989-1401 Contact: Kathy Richard directly at 337 989-0001 email: finance@swlahec.com http://www.swlahec.com/ musiciank@swlahec.com The above was part of a post about a NY benefit. I thought it would be worth billboarding it again on it's own. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 12 Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 13:48:33 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: " It's Written All Over My Face" Hans Huss wrote: > Jimmie Raye's 'That'll Get It' is Moon Shot 6708, not 6705. The > uptown ballad flip, 'It's Written All Over Your Face', is equally > wonderful (but does not feature the Shirelles). Not the same song as Marva Holiday's of that title, is it? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 13 Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 20:49:12 -0400 From: Paul Urbahns Subject: The Gleams on Hit Mick Patrick: > A quick google throws up two further Gleams releases: > You Broke My Heart / I Don't Know Why (KIP 236/237, 1961) > He's A Rebel (HIT 36, 1962) The Hit Records "Gleams" was a made up name for a Nashville recording, and not the same Gleams group as the other records. Paul Urbahns "the Hit man" -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 14 Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 10:37:57 +0100 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Royalties to the right people Artie: > As an African-American, it's incomprehensible to me > that the composer, Solomon Linda, a Black South African > was denied the monies due him, because at the time, > under the rules of apartheid, Blacks weren't > allowed to earn royalties. Hi Artie, if I understand the story correctly, it seems ironic that the apartheid ruling turned out to be the very reason that Solomon Linda ever saw *any* money for "Mbube"/"Wimoweh"/"Lion Sleeps..." during his lifetime. Pete Seeger of the Weavers readily acknowledged that their '50s hit, "Wimoweh", credited to Paul Campbell (their alias for a public domain work), was actually Linda's uncopyrighted song from 1939, "Mbube" (Zulu for "The Lion", pronounced Uyimbube), and managed to get a $1000 payment to Linda direct, instructing their publisher to do likewise with further amounts. The real sleight-of-hand took place later when the Tokens' flip of "Tina", namely "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", began to chart. The producer/writers, Hugo & Luigi and lyricist George Weiss, had reworked "Wimoweh", which they had assumed to be a traditional Zulu hunting song. However, when the U.S. copyright holder surfaced in late 1961, a hasty 50/50 deal was struck, allowing the record to continue its ascent to no. 1! Despite all parties now knowing that the song was essentially another reworking of Solomon Linda's "Mbube" with new lyrics, the revised copyright described "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" as 'based on a song by Paul Campbell'. Linda died penniless in October '62, at least knowing his tune had gained worldwide popularity. To my mind he was as much a victim of shoddy music business practice as anything else. And that's another irony of this tale: Legally speaking, nobody did anything wrong! For interest, I have posted to musica a stitch-up of segments of the three versions that chart its evolution into an estimated $15,000,000 hit. PC It's worth reading the full account at http://www.3rdearmusic.com/forum/mbube2.html -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 15 Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 10:46:30 -0700 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Ventures Dennis Hoban wrote: > My uncle's guitar teacher was Nokie Edwards of The Ventures. Nokie sat in with us at a club gig in '75. I think he was dating a waitress at the club and came in a few times. I often do gigs for Joe Barile, who replaced Mel Taylor for a while in the early '70s. (He was previously with Shango). gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 16 Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 18:01:06 -0000 From: Ed Salamon Subject: Re: Current videos of classic artists Country Paul wrote: > I am informed that there are current videos of the touring versions > of a lot of "our music" acts (some with more original content than > others, I'm sure) available at > http://www.nealhollanderagency.com/videodir.html Thanks for the tip, Paul. I looked at a couple and enjoyed them. Frankie Ford does Ferlin Husky's "Gone" and "Sea Cruise", introduced by Ralph Emery on Nashville Now. Coasters are an older lineup with Carl Gardner, who recently announced his retrirement. Marcels are Walt Maddox's group, with Walt fronting. Walt manages but no longer sings with his Marcels. Great stuff. Ed Salamon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 17 Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 18:14:58 -0700 (PDT) From: Clarke Davis Subject: Re: Gretchen Christopher and The Fleetwoods I have told Gretchen Christopher about the discussions here and posed a question to her. This is her reply. Feel free to contact her if you like. Clarke ----- > Gretchen, will you be appearing with Gary Nov. 19? No, Clarke, that November 19th booking in Toledo, Ohio is not an authorized appearance; I had no knowledge of it, though only I have the right to contract for The Fleetwoods. Since he resigned, Gary is supposed to refer any booking inquiries to me. Nine years after Barbara retired, Gary gave his written resignation from The Fleetwoods, giving up his right to perform under the name The Fleetwoods and leaving me to carry it on, with our mutually signed agreement which states, "Gretchen Christopher, as manager of The Fleetwoods, shall have the sole authority to bind the original and replacement Fleetwoods by contract for any performance commitment as Manager deems appropriate to carry out the business of The Fleetwoods." We have Fleetwoods replacements on both coasts, and do only occasional appearances, but I am delighted that Phil Hall considers "the Fleetwoods, one of my absolute all-time top 10 favorite groups." I hope he will enjoy our website, http://www.fleetwoods.com (in the process of being updated with a new photo calendar) and my upcoming solo CD, "Gretchen's Sweet Sixteen "! We're rushing to get the CD finished before touring London, Edinburgh, and Athens in October. We've been debating whether to have The Fleetwoods guest on any of the tracks. But it's not really necessary. As Ed Silvers, then president of Warner Brothers Music, said, "Why not do it solo? You were the one who did the arrangements, you could sing all the parts yourself." I have, and it's amazing -- if we (including the Grammy Award winning engineer who recorded it) do say so ourselves! (:o) Still, we Fleetwoods were in the studio last week, and some of the tracks may still be considered. Thanks so much for forwarding this question to me. I hope you will post this for Phil and your/our other fans. If there are any other questions or desires for bookings, please .... Come Softly To Me, Gretchen Christopher The Fleetwoods GretchenChristopher@TheFleetwoods.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 18 Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 19:10:27 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Shelby Flint Peter Lerner asked: > ... Shelby Flint, another west coast angel. Who can tell us what became > of her? I always loved Shelby's "Angel On My Shoulder" and "Cast Your Fate". Joni Mitchell cites her as an early influence. She is on the "Wouldn't It Be Nice: A Jazz Portrait Of Brian Wilson" on Blue Note on one cut, "The Warmth of the Sun", along with Tim Weston (who produced all the artists on this CD). She also did a CD with Weston called "Providence" on Soul Coast. She's more into jazz these days. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 19 Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 08:01:32 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Current videos of classic artists Country Paul wrote: > I am informed that there are current videos of the touring versions of > a lot of "our music" acts (some with more original content than others, > I'm sure) available at http://www.nealhollanderagency.com/videodir.html I haven't had time to watch all of them, but The Crystals one is really strange. I couldn't vouch on the current lineup of the group we can see there, but though they are backed by a group what we hear are the original tracks from Phil Spector! Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 20 Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 16:47:12 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Karen and Richard and Big Al Bob Radil wrote: > I don't know if I would say massive, but it certainly got > plenty of airplay on WPOP, WDRC, and probably the > New Haven stations, in the spring of 1971. It was the > previous summer that The Carpenters hit the big-time > with "Close To You". If I'm not mistaken, it was a few > years earlier that they moved to California, where The > Wildweeds' song probably got no airplay. The Carpenters had already left Connecticut by the time The Wildweeds got started. I always thought it was friends back in CT that turned them on to the 'weeds, but Richard set me straight via his website. They heard "And When She Smiles" on the road in the early days of their career. Steve Harvey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 21 Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2005 01:31:04 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Re: Shelby Flint; Wildweeds; Little Richard; Buddy Holly; Evie Sands in musica Peter Lerner asked: > Nestling next to the Fleetwoods in my "F" album box is "Cast Your > Fate To The Wind" by Shelby Flint, another west coast angel. Who can > tell us what became of her? She branched out into jazz, frequenrly partnering with someone named Tim Weston (who someone here will know much more about than I do). Check out: http://www.karukas.com/gkweb/gkweb15.htm (with photo) http://www.karukas.com/gkweb/gkweb42.htm (much more about her, with bigger picture, LP cover scans, and more; updated 1997) http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~takeito/1-03.html (scroll down about 20% of the way to a Japanese-issued CD called "Smooth Jazz Vocals" - she's on it. In looking up Shelby Flint, I came upon this interesting bio of labelmate Barry DeVorzon (Barry & The Tamerlanes): http://perso.wanadoo.fr/rockin.paul/BARRY%20and%20TAMERLANES.htm Bob Radi,l re: "And When She Smiles" by the Wildweeds: > I don't know if I would say massive, but it certainly got plenty of > airplay on WPOP, WDRC, and probably the New Haven stations, in the > spring of 1971. I believe it was at least Top 5 if not #1 in Hartford, and was semi- inescapable as I first got to town that year. Of course, "No Good To Cry" was a regional superhit and the one any other local act looked up to.... Me, earlier: > I don't remember if it was "Slippin' and Slidin'" or "Lucille" by > Little Richard which was about 1:20 in its original; some judicious > splicing stretched it out to about two minutes. John Stewart: > You may well be right but you also might possibly be confused as > the Buddy Holly version of "Slippin' And Slidin'" was expanded > posthumously from a brief home demo. The vocal and guitar track > was repeated and other instrumentation added - including an organ > solo which also helped to extend the track. Something similar may > have happened to a Little Richard track but it seems quite a > coincidence that you thought it might be Slippin' and Slidin' and > there was, sadly, a good reason that Holly's version wasn't simply > rerecorded at a marketable length. I know about that one, John; whichever Little Richard song it was, it was recorded in a radio station when he and the Upsetters were on tour. (Why I remember that and not the title I don't know.) It was deemed too short for a single, so most of it was spliced back on and repeated. Holly, by the way had a 1:20 version of Ferlin Husky's great "Gone" - it was indeed issued (on the early 60s "Reminiscin'," I believe) but not spliced long. What a gorgeously heartbreaking 80 seconds! By the way, Collectors Choice has just come out with the early sides Husky recorded for Capitol as Terry Preston, including the original 1952 "Gone." I've never heard it and imagine it's pretty primitive, but I've gotta have it. Interesting that there are a couple of dozen albums CC is making available as CD-Rs, but with professional cover graphics! (Talk about handmade.) God bless technology.... Finally, thanks to whoever played Evie Sands' "The Roll" to musica. Amazing little record - not a masterpiece, but she (1) sure sounds black and (2) sure sounds good. I'm having a major crush on it despite its imperfections.... Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP features: http://www.spectropop.com End

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