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Spectropop - Digest Number 2079

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Farewell, Agent 86
           From: S.J. Dibai 
      2. No Direction Home - Dylan Documentary
           From: Rex Strother 
      3. Re: Run Shaker Life
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      4. Re: Farewell, Agent 86
           From: Anthony Parsons 
      5. Re: Farewell, Agent 86
           From: Clark Besch 
      6. Re: Epic 'Memory Lane' 45s
           From: Al Quaglieri 
      7. God Bless Mrs. Miller!
           From: Unsteady Freddie 
      8. Re: Teddy Vann discography
           From: Hans Huss 
      9. October Updates
           From: Mike Dugo 
     10. Happy Birthday, Janie Grant!
           From: Wes Smith 

Message: 1 Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 21:24:21 -0000 From: S.J. Dibai Subject: Farewell, Agent 86 Greetings, fellow Spectropoppers. I'm not out to start an off- topic thread here, but we do tend to notify each other when a great TV personality from the '60s has entered the great beyond. So it is with sadness that I announce the passing of the very funny Don Adams. What did he star in, you ask? Would you believe "Get Smart"? ;-) Here's the story:>1=6955 Maxwell Smart, R.I.P. S.J. Dibai -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 15:00:31 -0600 From: Rex Strother Subject: No Direction Home - Dylan Documentary By the way - if you miss the PBS airing of this documentary, I noticed yesterday (Sunday) it is already available on DVD at CostCo. It mentions on the cello wrap that the DVD contains several performances that didn't make the final aired documentary. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 16:48:10 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Run Shaker Life Sean wrote: > Yeah, I'd like to hear "Run Shaker Life" by Paul Nicholas, if > anyone could post that to Musica? I have a version of that song by Richie Havens, which I like a lot. I only recently discovered it, though, and figured it to be a Havens original. Anyone know the story on this song? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 18:46:22 -0500 From: Anthony Parsons Subject: Re: Farewell, Agent 86 S.J. Dibai: > So it is with sadness that I announce the passing of the very > funny Don Adams. What did he star in, you ask? Would you > believe "Get Smart"? ;-) Maxwell Smart, R.I.P. And don't forget that he was the cartoon voice of Tennessee Tuxedo, as well as doing a brilliant Billy De Wolfe impersonation in the Frankie & Annette comeback vehicle "Back To The Beach". He also cut a "Get Smart" themed album in the 60s, which has since been reissued on CD with Barbara Feldon's 45 "99" and its flipside included as bonus cuts. Respectfully, Antone -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 04:50:09 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Farewell, Agent 86 S.J. Dibai: > So it is with sadness that I announce the passing of the very > funny Don Adams. What did he star in, you ask? Would you > believe "Get Smart"? ;-) Maxwell Smart, R.I.P. SJ, I agree, "Get Smart" was one of the best shows of the 60's! Loved 99 and Max and all the villians of KAOS! Siegfried!! He was the "second greatest" secret agent I've ever seen! Don and Max, may you rest in peace in the cone of silence. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 00:46:41 -0400 From: Al Quaglieri Subject: Re: Epic 'Memory Lane' 45s Michael: > 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? Here's a brief history of Columbia's "Hall Of Fame" and Epic's "Memory Lane" reissue 45's. The first Columbia "Hall Of Fame" 45 was: 4-33001 Johnny Mathis - It's Not For Me To Say / Chances Are (released 4/27/62). It was the only "Hall Of Fame" single to use a 4- prefix. Starting with the second single, the prefix was changed to 13- (as in 13-33002). This would remain the prefix for all remaining "Hall Of Fame" releases. The 33000 series worked its way up numerically until: 13-33409 Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run / Helen Wheels (released 12/2/80) It appears the "Hall Of Fame" series went on hiatus until nearly two years later: 13-03239 Billy Joel - You May Be Right / She's Got A Way (released 9/21/82) More about this suffix in a moment. The first Epic "Memory Lane" 45 was: 15-2201 Roy Hamilton - You'll Never Walk Alone / Don't Let Go (released 8/9/63) This 2200 series ended with: 15-2395 Joe Stampley - If You've Got Ten Minutes (Let's Fall In Love) / Do You Ever Fool Around (released 12/2/80) As with the "Hall Of Fame," the "Memory Lane" series also went dormant until the fall of 1982. All "Memory Lane" singles carried a 15- prefix. When "Hall Of Fame" and "Memory Lane" were reactivated in September of 1982, they were no longer assigned their own suffix series; instead, they were simply assigned a sequential number from the unified number pool, distinguished only by their unique prefixes (listed below). At this time, a new series - "Instant Classics" - was added. These appear to have been reissues of newer hit singles that had just gone out of print. There were only a handful released by Columbia and Epic. In 1985, a short-lived series called "Portrait / Retrospect" was introduced with: 17-5475 Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue / I Don't Wanna Dance (released 7/2/85) I neglected to jot down the last known "Hall Of Fame" 45. However, the last known (to me) "Memory Lane" single was: 15-05540 The Clash - Rock The Casbah / Long Time Jerk (released 8/13/85) To summarize, here are the prefixes for each series: 13- Columbia "Hall Of Fame: 15- Epic "Memory Lane" 17- Portrait "Retrospect" 53- Columbia "Instant Classic" 55- Epic 'Instant Classic I researched this information from archive card files. At some point in the late '80s, CBS switched from file cards to computers. Because it's much more complicated looking this stuff up in the computer databases (so much for the march of technology), I didn't have time for that. Which leads us to either of two conclusions: 1) The entire "Hall Of Fame" and "Memory Lane" series was documented on file cards, and the info above covers the absolute beginnings and ends of the respective series; or, 2) Those series lived on and I have yet to unearth the details. I suspect the former, but at some point I will try wading through the computer files just to be sure. Hope this satisfies your curiosity as much as it satisfied mine! Al Q. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 10:23:58 -0000 From: Unsteady Freddie Subject: God Bless Mrs. Miller! Have you listened to Twang Shebang #25 yet? Well, Unsteady Freddie certainly knows how to stay current. What does that mean? Well, if you heard the show, then you heard a little twangy oddity at the beginning of the show (don't want to give it away b/c I think it's a classic moment in the show) by a 60's icon named Mrs. Miller. Well, you gotta check this out: Amazing! Unsteady Freddie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 01:39:45 -0700 (PDT) From: Hans Huss Subject: Re: Teddy Vann discography Davie Gordon wrote: > Here's a hopefully near complete listing of records [Teddy Vann] > worked on. Here's one more, DARLENE MC CREA (Roulette 4173) You (Teddy Vann) You Made A Fool Of Me (Teddy Vann) There is no producer credited. This actually made the charts, # 92 Cash Box Top 100, and bubbled under the Billboard HOT 100 at # 103 (August and September, 1959). The ballad A-side has a very camp spoken male voice, Mr Vann himself? Hasse Huss -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 10:07:47 -0700 (PDT) From: Mike Dugo Subject: October Updates The October update to is now online. Featured this month are interviews with Art Guy from Smokestack Lightnin' (obscure Sunset Strip group), Briant Smith from '60's punkers the Bad Roads, and Earl Jarred of Arizona's P-Nut Butter. Check 'em out... Mike Dugo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 10 Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 16:00:01 -0000 From: Wes Smith Subject: Happy Birthday, Janie Grant! Anyone who would care to wish JANIE GRANT a Happy Birthday today can be guaranteed that she will see your good wishes. She is one of the nicest persons ever to be a part of the recording industry and she really appreciates her fans that remember her! Happy Birthday, Janie! Love you! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP features: End

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