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Spectropop - Digest Number 2077

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There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Brooks Arthur
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Al Kooper Concert
           From: John Fox 
      3. Re: The Mojo Men
           From: James Botticelli 
      4. Re: Brooks Arthur
           From: Peter Lerner 
      5. Righteous Brothers Update
           From: Peter Richmond 
      6. Re: Al Kooper Concert
           From: James Botticelli 
      7. Re: Brooks Arthur
           From: Edmund Albert Slonina 
      8. Re: Vinnie Bell
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      9. Re: The Mosaics
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
     10. The Mack is dead
           From: Frank Jastfelder 

Message: 1 Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 20:44:19 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Brooks Arthur I think they call it displacement. You know, like when it's vital you fill in your tax return, but instead you choose to clean behind the bathroom taps. I'm supposed to be doing something important. Instead, I've spent the day researching the career of Brooks Arthur, like you do. Which leads me to ask if anyone out there has copies of the following records: "Anything Your Little Heart Desires" Jeannie Sheffield (ABC 10420) "At The Edge Of Tears" Tony Orlando (Epic 9519) "Gotta Give My Teardrops A Chance To Dry" Cee Cee Joy (W/Bros 5343) "History Of Love" Jimmy Velvet (ABC 10488, 1963) "Johnny Doesn't Talk Much" Judy Scott (Capitol 4491) "Memories, Memories" Joanie Sommers (W/Bros 5339) "My Locket Lost A Picture" Angela Martin (Portrait 101) "My Love Keeps Walkin' Away" Joe Bellin (Gone 5136) "The Heartaches Are Here To Stay" Rosalie Altar (Harmon 1006) "They Call Me The Fool" Nick Noble (Coral 62262) "Year And A Day" Judy Scott (Capitol 4491) If so, I'd really like to know who wrote the songs. It seems likely that Brooks Arthur was involved in them all. Maybe some kind soul can confirm, or otherwise. Actually, the taps could do with a bit of a going over, but I have much more important things to do. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 15:05:08 EDT From: John Fox Subject: Al Kooper Concert My son and I saw Spectropop's own Al Kooper last night in concert in Annapolis. He put on a fantastic show under adverse circumstances (the bass player in The Funky Faculty just quit, and Al had to go it alone). He was on stage for 2 hours and 45 minutes, played songs from BS&T, Blues Project, his solo albums (including the great new "Black Coffee"), did a tribute to Ray Charles and even some Elvis Sun tunes (I didn't realize what a great rockabilly guitar player Al is). He peppered everything with stories, including about the new Dylan PBS TV show and the writing of "This Diamond Ring", and was extremely funny and totally entertaining. Best of all, after the show he stuck around, signed anything anyone brought to sign, and talked to anyone in line who wanted to talk. What a class act! John Fox -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 11:17:43 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: The Mojo Men Jeff Lemlich wrote: > The background vocals were by the R-Dells, who would be later > known as the American Beetles and the Razor's Edge. Ahhhh...Back to Let's Call It A Day Gyrrrrl....Bobby Vee does that song justice as well. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 22:09:33 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Brooks Arthur Mick asked about: > "At The Edge Of Tears" Tony Orlando (Epic 9519) Well Mick, my 45 is actually Columbia DB 4871 (UK release in 1962), and it says that the song is written by B.Arthur and P.Kaufman. Orchestra conducted by Matt Maurer. I bought the 45 in 1962 and have to say both sides are an absolute gas, the better known A side being the remarkable "Chills" by J. Keller and G. Goffin, with "orchestra conducted by Carole King". Wow! Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 14:42:41 +0100 From: Peter Richmond Subject: Righteous Brothers Update Peter Richmond wrote: > There is a really significant Righteous Brothers compilation CD > release on 11 October by Polydor, entitled "Gold". Phil M asked; > Sounds fantastic, Peter! Do you know if that release is for both > the US and UK? Also, I can't tell from your tracklist how many > discs it'll be. Phil, it is a 2 CD set and as far as I am aware is only due for release in the US. Peter Richmond a écrit: > One of life's great mysteries still remains - the final Righteous > Brothers Verve single "Here I Am" (produced by Mickey Stevenson), > one of my favourite tracks by them, has never found it's way on > to any compilation, bootleg or legitimate, vinyl or CD. Frank asked; > Thanks Peter, this is a really interesting compilation indeed. > Yet I'm curious about this last Righteous single. Any chance of > playing it to Musica someday? Frank I have uploaded it to Musica for you. Peter. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 23:07:31 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Al Kooper Concert John Fox wrote: > Al had to go it alone... I Stand Alone. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 17:38:03 -0400 (EDT) From: Edmund Albert Slonina Subject: Re: Brooks Arthur Mick Patrick wrote: > Which leads me to ask if anyone out there has copies of the > following records: ... If so, I'd really like to know who > wrote the songs. It seems likely that Brooks Arthur was > involved in them all. Maybe some kind soul can confirm, or > otherwise. I don't have copies of the records below, but a handy search on the internet (namely on allowed me to confirm that Brooks Arthur was involved in the following songs: At The Edge Of Tears (Arthur-Kanfman) History of Love (Arthur-Norman Mann) Johnny Doesn't Talk Much (Arthur-Art Kaplan-Paul Kaufman) Memories Memories (Arthur-Alan Lorber) My Locket Lost A Picture (Arthur-Gloria Adele Regney) My Love Keeps Walkin' Away (Arthur-Alan Lorber) The Heartaches Are Here To Stay (Arthur-Alan Lorber) They Call Me The Fool (Arthur-Art Kaplan-Paul Kaufman) Year And A Day (Arthur-Art Kaplan-Paul Kaufman) Hope this helps! --Ed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 10:20:41 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Vinnie Bell --as to all of the recent Vinnie Bell brouhaha, here are the facts: Later in his career, long after his session dominance had dwindled to a diminuendo, Vinnie got regular work in a very busy Bar Mitzvah band. During these twilight years, Vinnie had the opportunity to play nearly every song ever written; and since among the New York area's Hebraic brethren all occasions of this nature are put on video for posterity, Vinnie actually did record every one of the songs mentioned in the various posts--as well as creating the definitive version of Hava Nagila for underwater guitar played under the influence. I hope this puts the matter to a screeching halt. Di la, Rashkovksy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 16:28:01 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Re: The Mosaics I don't seem to be able to find anything about them either, though I do have a demo of the record. One of the few Brit Surf/Drag recors of that era that made it to the A Side! The old and revered Forbidden Fruit publications suggest that they may have been linked to Mood Mosaic, but I'm almost certain not (Mark W could probably confirm this). All I can say is that from what I have is that they don't seem to have issued any others at the time. Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 10 Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 18:03:05 +0200 From: Frank Jastfelder Subject: The Mack is dead Just heard of the sad news and thought this might be worth mentioning here. Willie Hutch got only 59 years old and died already last Monday in his house in Dallas, Texas as "Billboard" reported. Frank Jastfelder -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP features: End

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