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Spectropop - Digest Number 2066



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There are 11 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Bobby Shafto discog; Everly Bros. demos; Joni Lyman
           From: Country Paul 
      2. Re: Rhino's Girl Group Box: Sound Quality
           From: John H 
      3. Re: Eric Clapton & Mark Wirtz
           From: Mark Wirtz 
      4. Re: Colossus Records
           From: (That) Alan Gordon 
      5. Re: Colossus Records
           From: Robert Pingel 
      6. Re:  X-mas questions
           From: Hans Huss 
      7. The McKinleys
           From: Phil Hall 
      8. Re: Gary U.S. Bonds and a Question about LLoyd Price
           From: Robert Kacerow 
      9. Re: The Temptations - no, not that group
           From: Pres 
     10. Rhino Girl Group Box / Sound Quality
           From: David Ponak 
     11. Re: The Penthouse
           From: Pres 


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Message: 1 Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 00:04:02 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Bobby Shafto discog; Everly Bros. demos; Joni Lyman Justin: > [WBZ in 1964] played a song called She's My Girl by Bobby Schafto It was Shafto, no "C," and released in the US on Rust in 1964. Roberto Lanterna, thanks for the bio! By the way, "She's My Girl" hit #86 in CashBox. Scott Swanson, in this discussion group back in December of 2003, posted this discography: ----- Over And Over/I Want My Bed (Parlophone R 4870, 01 /62) Feel So Blue/I Haven't Got A Girl (Parlophone R 4958, 10/62) Lets Make A Habit Of This/The Kissing Has To Stop (by The Guv'ners) (Piccadilly 7N 35117, 04 /63) She's My Girl/Wonderful You (Parlophone R 5130, 04 /64; US: Rust 5082; Canada: Capitol 72170) Love Love Love (Don't Let Me Down)/I Don't Love You Anymore (Parlophone R 5167, 07 /64; Canada: Capitol 72197) Who Wouldn't Love A Girl Like You/I Remember (Parlophone R 5184, 10/64) Baby Then/How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me (Parlophone R 5252, 03/65) The Same Old Room/Lonely Is As Lonely Does (Parlophone R 5403, 01 /66; US: Rust 5108) See Me Cry/A Little Like You (Parlophone R 5481, 07 /66) ----- Anthony Parsons: > I've come to a whole new respect for the Everlys this past year by > delving into their lesser known and later material. Talking To The > Flowers, which I just recently heard on the Rhino Soft Pop Nuggets > CD "Come To The Sunshine" is incredible, as is that whole CD.... There's a most interesting CD of demos, some released and some not, on Varese Sarabande. Recommended for fans, interesting perhaps to others. Sounds like it would be up your alley; it was definitely up mine! Martin Roberts: > ..."Happy Birthday Blue", sung by Joni Lyman.... > http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm Your description on the site is correct, Martin. The sound is about a 3-to-5-year reversion in style; it's a perfect segue with "It Might As Well Rain Until September." But the magnificent flip, "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself," has always been the defining version of that song for me. Thanks for the post. FYI, there's a photo of Joni Lyman doing duty as a dancer in a USO troupe in Viet Nam in the late 60s; go to http://www.aug.edu/~libwrw/vwar/ron1/R1_1965/Rocheleau/Rocheleau.html and scroll down about halfway - the girls are dressed in wierd red outfits. Dennis Hoban: > [Is] Gary (U.S.) Bonds...still alive? I saw him in "Blues > Brothers 2000" in 1998 and haven't heard of him since. Alive and well, and rockin' hard. He played the July 4th open-air concert before the fireworks in Summit, NJ, with a very fine band, The Roadhouse Rockers, in the vein of the E Street Band. Both his wife and daughter (Laurie and Laurie Jr.) sing back-up vocals. Live, he sounds "just like himself" on his original hits, and has a very bluesy delivery on some of the deeper soul material. His latest album, "Back In 20," was released in 2004; he sounds a lot like Otis Redding on some of the slower material, which is a very pleasant surprise. His official website, http://www.garyusbonds.com , is worth a visit - discography, bio, and more. (I met him briefly backstage after the show; he's a real gentleman and a solid trouper.) Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 15:53:07 -0000 From: John H Subject: Re: Rhino's Girl Group Box: Sound Quality I wrote: > A friend of mine, someone lucky enough to work in the world of > publishing, managed to obtain a promo copy of this ... The bad > news: when he played several key cuts for me, the sound quality > was terrible... Rory Musil wrote: > Rhino often compiles early cd-r versions of their multi-disc sets > prior to putting together the actual finished version. These are > sometimes compiled from sources other than the masters that will > ultimately be used. Thanks for the info, Rory, I was hoping to hear something like this. What a relief, as they've really picked some wonderful cuts here. -John H -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 14:37:48 -0000 From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Eric Clapton & Mark Wirtz Eddy, While Eric (in contrast to Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and others, including Peter Frampton during the early 70's) never considered himself an "on call" session player, nor was he regarded as one, he most certainly "guested" on other performers' and musicians' sessions -- it's a matter of record (no pun), as has been pointed out by others. He just "sat in" on a whim to play for and with people he liked (at which time he acted simply like "one of the guys" and was incredibly easy and enjoyable to work with). Conversely, Jimmy Page went as far as following Jackie De Shannon's invitation to move to Hollywood to become a session "hero" there. That didn't work out, and, only a few months later, he returned to London to instead make history with Led Zeppelin... Something to remember when trying to track down, or confirm, any eventual "luminary's" playing on other artists' sessions, is that, politically, back then, musicians under contract to a label were not allowed to officially perform on other labels' recordings, or to be credited for it. So, it's hard to find documentation and one has to go by word of mouth. Also, a lot of their performances were "ghost" performances that were strategically hidden from the public in order to protect the official performer's, or band's, credibility. Hence, for a long time, people believed that all those now famous, idiosyncratic, lead guitar parts and solos on Beatles records were played by George Harrison. Also worth keeping in mind is that, at the time that we are referring to in this discussion, none of the players in question were Superstars yet. Best, Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 11:14:56 -0700 From: (That) Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Colossus Records In the early 70`s I had my own production company Wonderfuel Productions. One artist we produced was Paul Sylvan. Jerry Ross liked the single "Ophelia" and he suggested we call the artist Good Paul Sylvan. We made an album, more people heard the record in Jerry`s office than they did on the radio! I guess you can say that project was a Colossus Mistakeus!!! Best, Alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 11:10:02 -0700 (PDT) From: Robert Pingel Subject: Re: Colossus Records Previously: > Also, did Colossus release records by acts OTHER than Dutch ones? How about The Mob? Chicago group, right? Rob Pingel -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 00:56:11 -0700 (PDT) From: Hans Huss Subject: Re: X-mas questions Frank Jastfelder wrote: > I know it's a little bit early but I'm working on the third volume > of our X-mas series "Snow - The Get Easy Christmas Compilations" > and I'm desperately in need of some informations. So please fill in > the gaps. Hi Frank, This is off the original 45... THE STRIDELLS I Remember Christmas Writer: Bob Morgan & Max Kidd Publisher: Kidd-Mor, BMI Arranged by Trevor Lawrence Produced by Bob Morgan & Max Kidd, Morgan/Kidd Production Curtom CR 1949 B Merry Xmas! Hasse Huss -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 19:13:01 -0000 From: Phil Hall Subject: The McKinleys One 60's group I really enjoy that I NEVER hear about is the Scottish girls, The McKinleys. I only have five songs by them. "Someone Cares For Me" should have been a hit, and some of the others are very good also. Does anyone know if there has ever been a complilation of their work released? Phil H. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 14:34:00 -0400 From: Robert Kacerow Subject: Re: Gary U.S. Bonds and a Question about LLoyd Price Dennis Hoban wrote: > How about Gary (U.S.) Bonds? Is he still alive? I saw him in > "Blues Brothers 2000" in 1998 and haven't heard of him since. Regina Litman: > Gary (U.S.) Bonds may have sung about New Orleans, but I remember > that he was from the Norfolk, VA, area. Did he relocate to New > Orleans? I'll ask my own question - is Lloyd Price still alive? Or > does he now live elsewhere? I didn't see him on that list. Gary US Bonds has lived on Long Island, NY for at least the last 20 years that I'm aware of unless he has moved and nobody told me. Lloyd Price is still with us, performs solo and as part of the "Four Kings" with Jerry Butler, Gene Chandler, and Ben E King. He was living on Long Island NY at the time about 4 years ago when introduced from the stage at a show I was at featuring Huey Lewis & the News. Don't know if that's still true or not, someone mentioned to me that he might have moved to Connecticut. Cheers, Bob K -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 15:14:24 -0400 From: Pres Subject: Re: The Temptations - no, not that group Regina, "Barbara" by the Temptations is available on "The Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll vol. 4" as compiled by those aces at Ace Records. You can listen to a portion of it by visiting Amazon.com and searching for the cd. After receiving the Cameo Parkway box I had the same question but never followed up on it. I look forward to the responses that your question will generate. pres -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 10 Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 15:36:52 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: Rhino Girl Group Box / Sound Quality John H wrote: > A friend of mine, someone lucky enough to work in the world of > publishing, managed to obtain a promo copy of this ... The bad > news: when he played several key cuts for me, the sound quality > was terrible... Calm down folks. Rhino had to compile the advance review copies of this project BEFORE the mastering was done. I haven't heard the final master, but I doubt there's much cause for alarm. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 11 Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 16:06:08 -0400 From: Pres Subject: Re: The Penthouse Diane: > Not wanting to wear out my welcome, but, can anyone give me the name > of the woman who did "Penthouse", the theme from the 1967 British > flick of the same name? Fake sitar and all...! You're welcome, Diane. Are you thinking of Donna Marie as the singer of "Penthouse"? pres -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP features: http://www.spectropop.com End

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