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Spectropop - Digest Number 2061

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. New Orleans Musicians Update
           From: Willie C 
      2. S'pop Guidelines
           From: The S'pop Team 
      3. Re: Terry Lindsay
           From: Simon White 
      4. Soledad Miranda
           From: Julio Niño 
      5. Re: The Ventures
           From: Hans-Dieter Hellmann 
      6. Mark Wirtz on Sounds of the Sixties
           From: Frank M 
      7. Philly Producers
           From: James Botticelli 
      8. The Power of Music
           From: Artie Wayne 
      9. NOLA on NPR
           From: Dave Monroe 
     10. More Mbube; Hugo & Luigi; Litle Richard; Jeanne Fox; Shelby Flint
           From: Country Paul 
     11. Re: Epic 'Memory Lane' 45s
           From: James Botticelli 
     12. Re: Jigsaw - One Way Street?
           From: Mark Frumento 

Message: 1 Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 13:06:40 +0000 From: Willie C Subject: New Orleans Musicians Update This just in from Larry Chastain: Many of these mentioned "family okay" and/or "band okay". There are now several other lists and message board announcements, including,,,, and musicians' web pages. The following people are reported to be okay: Jeff Albert, Brint Anderson, Pete Alba, Jeff Albert, Jeffrey Jellybean Alexander, Steve Allen, Kevin Allman, Shamar Allen, Mark Anderson, Theresa Andersson, Bob Andrews, James Andrews, Troy Trombone Shorty Andrews, Johnny Angel, Jim Ankar, APVR, Steve Armstrong, Astral Project, Victor Atkins, John Autin, Alexia Babineaux, Christine Balfa, Marcia Ball, David Bandrowski, Banjo Greeson, Lucien Barbarin, Bruce Sunpie Barnes, Mike Barras, Rebecca Barry, Dave Bartholomew, Harold Battiste, Jamal Battiste, Jonathan Batiste, Mike Batiste, Russell Batiste, Bayou Renegades, Beausoleil, Suzette Becker, Al Belletto & Linda, Doug Belote, Tab Benoit, Better Than Ezra, Hurley Blanchard, Terrance Blanchard, Eddie Bo, Spencer Bohren, b-goes, Jimmy Bolaro, Bonerama, Christian Boone, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, John Boutte, Lillian Boutte, Tanya Boutte, Tricia Sista Teedy Boutte, Alonzo Bowens, Jesse Boyd, Hal Braden, Mark Braud, Joe Braun, Juanita Brooks, Mark Brooks, Brotherhood of Groove, Russ Broussard, Anthony Brown, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Jody Brown, Leon Brown, Maurice Brown, Wendell Brunious, Kurt Brunus, George & Nina Buck, Henry Butler, Grayson Capps, Big Al Carson, Kim Carson, Ricki Castrillo, Brian Breeze Cayole, Topsy Chapman, Alex Chilton, Evan Christopher, Jon Cleary, Annie Clements, Theryl Houseman de Clouet, Rick Coleman, Harry Connick Jr, Earl Conway, Brian Coogan, Juanita Tolbert Cooper, Cowboy Mouth, Susan Cowsill, Davell Crawford, Jack Cruz, Tony Dagradi, Dash Rip Rock, Jeremy Davenport, David & Roselyn (Leonard & Lionheart), Allen Dejan, Nora Dejoie, Roger Dickerson, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Dixie Cups, Big Chief Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias, Michael Dominici, Fats Domino, Rockin Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters, Michael Doucet, Dr John, Snooks Eaglin, Lars Edegran, Nancy Edwards, Joe Espino & New Orleans Brass Potholes Band, Charlie Fardela, Lionel Ferbos, Jack Fine, Rob Florence, Pat Flory & Donna, John Fohl, Gina Forsyth, Pete Fountain, Frankie Ford, Andy Forest, Gina Forsyth, Derrick Freeman, Jonathan Freilich, Bob French, Gerald French, Peter Fuller, funky Meters, Galactic, Lauren Gaudin, Katrina Geenen, Cheryl Gerber & Marc McGrain, Banu Gibson, Victor Goines, Steve Goodson, Tim Green, John Gros, Roland Guerin, James Hall, Tony Hall, Jeff Hannusch, Ben Harris, Corey Harris, Grant Harris, Leigh Lil Queenie Harris, Donald Harrison Jr, Bill Hart, Jeff Hebert, Duke Heighter, Clarence Frogman Henry, Corey Henry, Ryan Hiller, Andi Hoffman, Kenny Holladay, Peter Holsapple, Hot Club of New Orleans, Bill Huntington, Mike Ieya, Burke Ingraffia, The Iguanas, Billy Iuso & family, David James, Benny Jones Sr, Bunchy Johnson, Benny Jones Sr, Connie Jones, Leroy Jones, Dave Jordan, Kidd Jordan, Marlon Jordan, Jerry Jumonville, Antoinette K-Doe, Luther Kent, Craig Klein, Chris Thomas King, Erik Klerks, Chris Kohn, Lew Kreinberg, Joe Krown, Julia LaShae, Joseph Lastie, Tim Laughlin, Washboard Chaz Leary, Herman Lebeaux, Matt Leder, Bryan Lee, Matt Lemmler, Herman Leonard, Lil Rascals Brass Band, Lil Stooges Brass Band, Eric Lindell, AJ Loria, Simon Lott, Ingrid Lucia & Dwight & Ava, Jeremy Lyons, Ronnie Magri & His N.O. Jazz Band, Ronald Markham, Ellis Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Dolores Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Steve Masakowski, Irvin Mayfield, Steve Masakowski, Irvin Mayfield, Tom McDermott, Alex McMurray, Alberto Medina, Humberto Pupi Menez & Caridad Delatorre, Charlie Miller, David Mooney, Charles Louie Moore, Deacon John Moore (band members unknown), Bill Morgan, Tom Morgan, Chris Mule, Kenny Neal, Aaron Neville, Art Neville, Charles Neville, Charmaine Neville, Cyril Neville, Ian Neville, Ivan Neville, Carlo Nuccio (post storm okay; post flood unknown), Nancy Ochsenschlager, Kevin O'Day, Anders Osborne, Joshua Mann Paillet, Stevenson Palfi, Earl Palmer, Panorama Jazz Band, Jason Patterson, Joshua Paxton, Michael Pearce, Spike Perkins, Ed Petersen, Loren Pickford & Sheila Bauer, Dave Pirner, Renard Poche, Pocketfoxx, George Porter Jr, Dirk Powell, Shannon Powell, Gloria Powers, Wardell Quezergue, Quintron & Miss Pussycat, The Radiators, Omar Ramirez, Jan Ramsey & most Offbeat magazine staff, Pat Ramsey, Rebirth Brass Band, Trevor Richards, Sammy Rimington, Herlin Riley, Washboard Lisa Roberto, Marcus Roberts, Alfred Uganda Roberts, Coco Robicheaux, John Rodli, Biff Rose, Brent Rose, George Rossi, Wanda Rouzan, Dixie Rubin, Kermit Ruffins, Dorian Rush, Scott Saltzman, Mark & Will Samuels, Ben Sandmel, Jumpin Johnny Sansone, Marc & Ann Savoy, Alexandra Scott, Brian Seeger, Marshall Sehorn, Mem Shannon and the Membership, Derek Shezbie, Larry Sieberth, James Singleton, Johnny Sketch, Michael Skinkus, Jon Smith, Leslie Smith, Robert Snow, Steamboat Willie, Sally Stevens, Armand St. Martin, Brian Stoltz, Marc Stone, The Subdudes, Bill Summers, Supagroup, Ken Swartz, Irma Thomas, Tom Thompson, Michael Tisserand, David Torkanowsky, Allen Toussaint, Rick Trolsen, Willie Turbinton, Don Vappie, Johnny Vidacovich, Milton Villarrubia, Rob Wagner, Mark Walton, Walter Wolfman Washington, Melissa Weber, Raymond Weber, Kim Weiser, Mike West, Where New Orleans Magazine and staff, Catherine White, Matthew White, Dr Michael White, Cornell Williams, Desmond Milkman Williams, Jamelle Williams, Reuben Williams, Big Sammy Williams, Marva Wright, June Yamagishi, Linnzi Zaorski. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 10:10:07 +0100 From: The S'pop Team Subject: S'pop Guidelines Once in a while, to ensure the continued smooth running of the S'pop discussion forum, it is a good idea for all members to re-acquaint themselves with the group guidelines. Please read on. The discussion forum is the place for on-line enthusiasts of the Brill Building, Girl Groups, West Coast surf and harmony, European and Soft Pop and topics generally related to the legendary pop music of the pre-Woodstock 60s. Founded in 1997, the group brings together those interested in records made by producers such as Jeff Barry, Curt Boettcher, Bob Crewe, Burt Bacharach, Leiber & Stoller, Jack Nitzsche, Van Dyke Parks, Jerry Ross, Phil Spector, Jimmy Webb and Brian Wilson. While discussion occasionally wanders outside of the above parameters, members are requested to avoid topics related to rock music. Spectropop is a moderated group, and all the better for it. To ensure discussion remains on-topic, posts are routinely edited by our moderators, all of whom are unpaid volunteers. Every message is checked and approved before appearing on the board. This can take from a few hours up to a couple of days, depending on the number of messages and the amount of formatting required for presentation. To keep the moderators' workload to a minimum, please make sure your message is as close as possible to the following format: START OF SAMPLE MESSAGE = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = From: My Name < my email address > Date: Mon Jan 01, 2004 0:00am Subject: overview of my message [OR Re: existing thread] [BUT NOT "Spectropop Digest Number xxxxx"] Previous sender writes: > This is the relevant part of the message to which I want to > reply... Hi, I am interested in what you have to say, and would like to add something to this thread using lines that are no longer than 60 characters and employing regular punctuation, i.e. upper-case at the start of a sentence, and full-stop (period) at the end followed by a space. Whilst I don't totally share the opinion of the previous sender, I respect their right to hold that opinion and will remain friendly. Although I might have thoughts on how the group should operate, I appreciate that such comment is not allowed here and is likely to be edited out. Best regards, My Name = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = END OF SAMPLE MESSAGE While you are encouraged to post and participate, if you have nothing of substance to add to the discussion, either send it privately or don't post it at all. Send a "me too" message to the original poster, not to the group (if you have to send them at all). Please take the time to read the full group guidelines: On becoming a member of S'pop it is deemed that you have read, understood and agreed with its content. Many thanks, The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 12:51:55 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Terry Lindsay S.J. Dibai wrote: > And what's the 411 on Theresa Lindsey, for that matter? Never quite cleared this up but Terry Lindsay had a great beat ballad release on UK President called "It's Over" which I don't think got a US release. Some say it's not the same girl, some say it is. It''s pretty wonderful whatever. Here's a review from 'manifesto' magazine: TERRY LINDSAY - "ITS OVER/ONE DAY UP THE NEXT DAY DOWN" (President PT 232 7" 1969) The A side was written by Jimmy Rodgers and recorded by him as a pop number but Terry gives it a slow burning moody, menacing bass lead Soul reading which builds right up to the end. Not really a dancer, more like a beat ballad with custard and a cherry on top. The flipside is good too, she wrote it, an odd record that starts with classical strings and handclapping and ends up as though it belongs in a late 60's hip black off-Broadway musical theatre piece. Which maybe it does. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 12:05:37 -0000 From: Julio Niño Subject: Soledad Miranda Hola everybody. Joop on "What Makes Little Girls Cry?": > there is a version recorded by Spanish actress Soledad Miranda Thank you Joop. Yes I have Soledad Miranda´s version on Belter. But Soledad´s real pearl is "Pelucón" which is included in the same Belter EP. The lyrics are totally hillarious: some insistent and hateful backing voices call Soledad "despeinada" (uncombed), Soledad defends herself singing anxiously that she´s a new wave girl and a fashion victim and that´s the type of hairdo that is in, calling her accuser "pelucón" (big wig), dirty and some other nice things. The song has a totally neurotic ambient, and you have the impression that Soledad is crazy and she´s hearing voices and talking to them. I´ll play Soledad´s "Pelucón" in musica in the future. Now I´m going to have breakfast. Chao. Julio Niño. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 14:09:59 +0200 From: Hans-Dieter Hellmann Subject: Re: The Ventures Jack Russell: > I once played a gig in Wick, which is as far north in Scotland > as you can go without a boat, and in the local pub after the > gig we were introduced to a guy who, local legend had it, had > been the bass player with The Ventures. Gary Myers: > Seems doubtful. Last I knew there was an excellent (official, I > believe) Ventures website with a pretty complete history. Hello spectropoppers, if anyone is interested, here is the URL of a Ventures related Website: There is Ventures Fan Group, called "Underground Fire", too. Hans -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 12:47:06 +0100 From: Frank M Subject: Mark Wirtz on Sounds of the Sixties Well Brian Mathews read out a letter from Mark explaining he could not add much to the story of Caroline Munro that Brian had attached to the playing of Caroline's single "Tar and Cement". Mark did point out that whilst Clapton was on the session Bruce and Baker were not. Several web sites will now have to be changed. Brian played the B side "This Sporting Life". You can catch it at CLICK on Listen Again and select sounds of the sixties. FrankM -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 12:05:54 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Philly Producers Simon White wrote: > I'm currently giving myself a headache trying to thread through > all the Philly connections with Gamble and Huff, Thom Bell, Stan > Watson, Billy Jackson, Jimmy Wisner et al. What a supremely > gifted and talented group of people. Tis an amazing chapter in soul history. More brilliant and less recognized than Motown unfortunately. There is nothing as good as Philly Soul at this address. It has all the great elements of pop, soul, easy listening, latin, doo-wop and, yes, classical music .....Unfortunately for me I have spent so much time listening to it that I have had to let my collection languish for awhile to get some distance from it. JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 09:16:28 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: The Power of Music I'm happy to report that the Shelter From The Storm telethon was beautiful in every sense of the word. The commercial- and protest- free multicast aired in over 100 counties and featured some memorable performances by Paul Simon, Neil Young, Mariah Carey and Rod Stewart. In between the unannounced performances, Movie and TV stars solicited donations for the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. There coudn't have been a more fitting way to raise money for a community that was built on music, than to have some of their spiritual sons, daughters and distant cousins come back, and remind us why this tragedy hits so close to home. Although each of us has our own concept of New Orleans - as what it once was, whether we actually have been there or not - we all carry around some piece of its musical heritage, which we share with people from all over the world. It looks like Randy Newman's "Louisiana 1927", which he performed last night, will become the "Theme Song" for the Katrina Disaster...I've already seen Aaron Neville's version used on several newscasts. Like everybody else, I can't wait to hear the newscasts report that all of the survivors have been relocated and all family, friends and pets have been reunited. The power of music and the generousity of the people cannot be denied! Remembering what Louis Armstrong once said, "It's A Wonderful World". regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 09:47:20 -0700 (PDT) From: Dave Monroe Subject: NOLA on NPR Of interest to S'poppers: For many music fans, it has been hard to hear the dramatic stories coming out of New Orleans and not think about the city's rich cultural heritage. New Orleans is steeped in music, from the street parades of Mardi Gras to smoky blues bars and the brass bands that march in jazz funerals. The flooding sparked by Hurricane Katrina has resonated on several levels with folklorist Nick Spitzer, host of the roots-music program American Routes on public radio. Spitzer and his family evacuated the day before the storm hit -- his home and office are both in New Orleans. For nearly two weeks, Spitzer has been producing a post-storm version of his show from member station KRVS in Lafayette, La., where he is staying with friends. And as he has watched conditions in New Orleans grow increasingly desperate, Spitzer has kept on playing music -- much of it devoted to his beleaguered city. He shares some of his selections with Melissa Block. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 10 Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 16:34:10 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: More Mbube; Hugo & Luigi; Litle Richard; Jeanne Fox; Shelby Flint Mike Rashkow, re: "Mbube": > So what part of "we didn't write it" didn't these guys understand. > I wouldn't expect any better from Hugo and Luigi. What did they > ever do that was really any good anyway? Bunch of slick suits as > far as I could tell. I can't address the first part of your comment - it sure seems like bald plagiarism to me - but, not having been an insider as you were, I only know H&R's output. Among my favorite records are their own "Cha-Hua-Hua" (Roulette, a more muscular cover of The Pets version on Arwin) and the recently-discussed "Just Come Home" on RCA. (I don't know if they were behind Joe Dodo & The the Groovers' "Groovy," but the sound is similar to "Cha-Hua-Hua" - it's a novelty, but it rocks with the big boys.) Aren't they are also producers of Jimmie Rodgers' Roulette output, arguably his best material? Sadly the above two artists' 45s don't acvknowledge the producers, but assuming they do come from Hugo & Luigi, I've got a lot of H&L in the upper eschelon of my collection. They may have been "a bunch of slick suits" as people, but I like a lot of their output. By the way, Fred Clemens has an extensive list of covers of "Mbube"/ "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" at to which I can add one more with a connection to it: Nino Tempo & April Stevens' beautiful "Wings Of Love" quotes the famous falsetto part as an essential piece of its structure. John DeAngelis: > I think the Little Richard song that had to be spliced in order to > be made longer was "Keep A Knockin'." Simon White: > You may be thinking of "Keep a Knockin'", which is spliced from a > short radio station recording (with a line "I'm drinking gin and > you can't come in" removed) or "Jenny Jenny" which (from memory) > is two takes spliced together. There maybe another but I'm pretty > sure it's not "Slippin' and Slidin'", which certainly exists in > earlier less Little Richard-styled takes by the man himself and > in different and earlier forms by Eddie Bo and Al Collins. Thank you, gentlemen - I think "Knockin'" is the one I was thinking about; I didn't know about the excised line - or about "Jenny Jenny." (Hmmm - if it had been released in the short version, would it have just been "Jenny" once?) Jean Thomas via Ken Charmer: > ...[A]s Jeanne Fox I recorded "Working Girl" (written and produced > by Chip Taylor) for Rainy Day Records, part of Jay-Gee Records. I believe I have that; I know I've heard it, and it's quite nice. Previously: > I always loved Shelby (Flint)'s "Angel On My Shoulder" and "Cast > Your Fate To The Wind" Gary Myers: > And I'll add "I Will Love You." ...and the sad and sadly-overlooked "Pipes For Keith" with its haunting bagpipes. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 11 Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 18:03:50 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Epic 'Memory Lane' 45s Michael wrote: > Does anyone know approximately (or precisely, if you know) when Epic > Records began and discontinued their 'Memory Lane' series of 45s... > the blue labels with the flower petals? The most recent one I have is Melba Moore's "You Stepped Into My Life" / "Pick Me Up, I'll Dance". That came out after its 1978 release.... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 12 Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 22:20:33 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Jigsaw - One Way Street? Bob Radil wrote: > RE: The MP3 posted in Musica, Jigsaw - One Way Street. Is this the > same act that in 1975 had a hit with "Sky High" It is the same band. They went through a few different styles before they landed with their slick, melodic pop of the mid-70s. I'm not up on their history in detail but after they released a few singles - the earliest of them fairly typical of the late 60s style - they started injecting comedy and theater into their act and onto their albums. In fact, some of their pre-1975 LPs are quite unusual. Funny that almost everything on the web and the Taragon "Very Best Of" CD seems to start their history in 1975, cutting 9 years out of their story out. I may be wrong but I think "One Way Street" is their first single. Surely others will chime in. Mark F. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP features: End

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