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Spectropop - Digest Number 2085



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There are 16 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. The hidden faces - Helen Miller
           From: David Bell 
      2. Re: Brooks Arthur
           From: Bill Reed 
      3. Re: Cruisin' series
           From: James Botticelli 
      4. Re: Shindig!
           From: Will Stos 
      5. Re: The hidden faces - Helen Miller
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      6. Re: Papa Doo Run Run
           From: Bill George 
      7. Re: Cruisin' series
           From: Pres 
      8. Re: Cruisin' Series
           From: FourHbcaps@aol.com
      9. Re: DC5 HOF?
           From: Clark Besch 
     10. Re: Helen Miller / Andrew Sandoval
           From: Brent 
     11. Re: Authentic DJ Air Checks
           From: Clark Besch 
     12. Re: DC5 HOF?
           From: Clark Besch 
     13. I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind, The Changing Scene, Millrose-Bernstein
           From: Lyn Nuttall 
     14. The Changing Scene, Millrose & Bernstein, I Can't Get Sunday
           From: Lyn Nuttall 
     15. I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind at musica
           From: Lyn Nuttall 
     16. Re: Jimmy O'Neill and "SHINDIG!"
           From: Clark Besch 


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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 12:03:36 EDT From: David Bell Subject: The hidden faces - Helen Miller Phil M: > Does anyone have the gumption to join me in a pet project I've > had in mind for a while: to collect a photographic database of > behind-the-scenes personnel, in other words those for whom > photos are few and far between? Sorry that I don't have photos that could help out in this great proposed project but the behind the scenes artiste I would love to see is Helen Miller. I've never seen her likeness, never heard anyone talk about her and have no idea if she is still with us. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 15:26:40 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Re: Brooks Arthur Mick Patrick wrote: > I'm supposed to be doing something important. Instead, I've > spent the day researching the career of Brooks Arthur, Somewhere around here at Oblivion Towers I have a copy of a very rough outline of a Brooks Arthur profile that I wrote. I was going to pitch it to a Japanese mag, but never got around to it. Part of what motivated me to write it was a 1998 CD of Arthur singing Jewish-oriented ballads like "My Yiddishe Momme" and "Anniversary Song." If you have an ear for stuff such as this, and I DO, it's quite good. It seems that Arthur started out in the biz wanting to be the next---gakkkk--Eddie Fisher, or somesuch. Arthur has a terrific voice and delivery on this CD (again, not every S'poppers cup 'o tea). The extensive liner notes find him thanking nearly every person he ever met or worked with from Borscht Belt comics, to Brill Bldg staffers, to his dentist. Must be a 150 names, with only one personage conspicuous by his absence . . .Phil Spector (Arthur was his second significant engineer). Methinks that thereby hangs the proverbial tale. Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 12:23:38 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Cruisin' series I dug out the only three I have. '61, '64, & '66. Think I'll digitize some of those priceless drop-ins. One in particular: Behind urgent music the chorus sings: "Here's an All-American pick hit....Ready to rocket!" and the song that follows it is "Psychotic Reaction". You can snip it after two of the guitar licks at the beginning of the song and just add a little echo. MMMMM. Nice! As Bob Thompson would say. JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 17:47:32 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: Shindig! Hans Huss wrote: > Speaking of Shindig... Has anyone ever compiled a list of songs > with 'Shindig' in the title? How about "Let's Shindig" by the In Crowd aka the Three Degrees. Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 13:34:34 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: The hidden faces - Helen Miller David Bell wrote: > Sorry that I don't have photos that could help out in this great > proposed project but the behind the scenes artiste I would love > to see is Helen Miller. I've never seen her likeness, never heard > anyone talk about her and have no idea if she is still with us. There are some passing references to her in my Patty Michaels interview, at http://www.spectropop.com/PattyMichaels . It's not much to go on, but perhaps a start. Dig, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 13:03:20 EDT From: Bill George Subject: Re: Papa Doo Run Run Thanks for the replies about Papa Doo Run Run. Yes, I had the name a little off. But I must have seen them in the 70s, not the 80s. Definitely in the days of vinyl. I can't recall what is on the 45, but I can check in a couple weeks when I get home if anyone is interested. Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 16:22:16 -0400 From: Pres Subject: Re: Cruisin' series Thank you, Hans, for the trip to 1958. The inclusion of "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" explains the reason I consider this song one of the endless tunes of my youth although both my parents swear they never had the record. They were right, sort of. Still, I don't remember the 1958 patter as I do with 1962. Perhaps Mr. Carney wasn't as entertaining as the Weird Beard. To my ears, at least. Regarding 1962, I'm at my office as I type but I can't wait to get home and try to move the cd reissue around to aproximate the original line up. Thanks again. James Botticelli wrote: > Yeah, but ask him what he had for dinner yesterday. I'm ashamed of the amount of time it took to actually come up with the answer! Pork Chops, AppleSauce (God bless the Bradys!), potatoes, and corn on the cob. James Botticelli wrote: > Cools rather than burns.... "It's got a man's aroma, women love it to... Mennen Skin Bracer, that's the one for you!" Don't get me started on the L&M cigarette jingle... Frank wrote: > I just hate it when someone reminds me that it's been 30 years > already...Well, it's clear that if you really want to enjoy it > go for the original vinyls. Mea Culpa! I hate to realize it as much as you hate to be reminded, believe me. I thought that I had at least two of the series on vinyl - 1962 and maybe 1967, because it had "Society's Child" - but when I started looking for them yesterday, of course they were gone. Friends "borrowing" things over the years, I guess. I wrote: > One question remains after all these years, though: who the > hell was Pookie Snackenberg? I guess that question remains unanswered! C'mon now, someone on this list has to know about Pookie. Regards, pres -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2005 18:17:34 EDT From: FourHbcaps@aol.com Subject: Re: Cruisin' Series Previously: > And, for just one more cruise down memory lane, here are the > 1958 tracks... > CRUISIN' 1958 (Increase 2003, 1970) > side one > WIL College of Musical Knowledge Contest I have really enjoyed the trip down memory lane with the Increase Records' Cruisin' series. I had all of the album covers on my wall throughout college in the early '60s, and still have all the vinyl (and thanks for the heads-up on CDs being different--I think I'll just convert my vinyl to CD). As for the above segment, that was the way I knew that the series was re-created and not live air-checks. The WIL College of Musical Knowledge Contest was a name that tune game using a snippet from "Angel Baby", a hit from after the 1958 year that the album represented! John Fox -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 9 Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 01:17:20 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: DC5 HOF? Larry, my sentiments exactly. Did they play on their records? Most likely to some extent. Hey, these guys are not MILLI VANILLI! They WROTE many of their hits and that would mean playing them to some extent. The Hall is a sham, but would be nice to consider the DC5 FINALLY! It seems they like to have artists that lead R&R into a new direction also--what about the Left Banke? Are the Kingsmen in? They epitomized the original garage sound. So many choices, so little brains in charge. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 10 Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 01:36:21 -0000 From: Brent Subject: Re: Helen Miller / Andrew Sandoval Hi all, I enjoy what I've heard of Helen Miller's later 60's efforts (even if a bit past the "golden" Brill era).Like all of those great writers, she could seemingly master any style (the sunny-ness of Hines, Hines & Dad's "Love Takes A Long Time Growin'" to the R&B drama of Jerry Butler's "Got To See If I Can't Get Mommy To Come Back Home"). I've been wondering if anyone knows if she is the "Miller" portion of the "Miller/Porter" songwriting credits on Beverly Ann's "You've Got Your Mind On Other Things" (perhaps one of you insomniac dancers/djs might know). Of course, you all know Miller co-wrote Beverly's (nee Bremers) biggest charter, so maybe it's not so far-fetched... To Andrew Sandoval(belatedly): I have always enjoyed your great liners on The Monkees' Missing Links collections through the years and recently on the Come to The Sunshine collection. I am awaiting the new book to arrive in the mail soon... Best Wishes, Brent Cash -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 11 Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 01:43:56 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Authentic DJ Air Checks Matt Spero wrote: > You can hear authentic Air Checks of hundreds of DJs at a > great web site called reelradio.com. Hhere's the link: > http://www.reelradio.com/index.html#menu > Being that I wa a DJ at one time I love listening to some > of these great shows. Truly a GREAT site. For Monkees fans mentioned in the new book, no doubt, is their visit to Minneapolis to play Djs for an hour. You'll find how they did on Reel radio site! Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 12 Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 01:49:15 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: DC5 HOF? Lapka Larry wrote: > ... the DC5 catalog is virtually the last rock and roll holy > grail. You can get bootlegs, but wouldn't it be nice to have > the catalog released legitimately? Leslie Fradkin: > I have Dave Clark 5's 2 CD set on Hollywood Records. It was > released in 1993. You must mean, reissued yet again so that > downloads can occur? Les, Larry means the CATALOG. The DC5 were much more than the 50 songs on that double Cd. There are tremendous Lp cuts that have yet to be on CD. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 13 Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 07:39:20 -0000 From: Lyn Nuttall Subject: I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind, The Changing Scene, Millrose-Bernstein I've been researching "I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind" written by Alan Bernstein & Victor Millrose. The song was a minor hit by Rod Kirkham in Australia in '73, also recorded by New Zealand band Chapta in '71. It's hard to find out anything about US versions by: The Changing Scene on self-titled album on Avco #33016 (early?) 1970 Bobby Corrado, single on Mercury #72993 (mid?) 1970 Chris Holland, single on Capitol #2976 (mid? late?) 1970 (not the British keyboardist) I'm thinking The Changing Scene's is the original, but only because Bernstein-Millrose wrote another song on the album, and Millrose wrote another (with Mark Barkan) that was a single, "Sweet And Sour", and my crude fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants dating method seems to indicate an earlier release date. On the other hand, Bobby Corrado was on Mercury, the same label as the Bernstein-Millrose album "Number One", released under the name On The Seventh Day in '70. Bernstein-Millrose wrote (e.g.) The Union Gap's "This Girl Is A Woman Now", and Millrose co-wrote (e.g.) Pitney's "Last Chance To Turn Around". All interesting stuff, it would seem, but The Changing Scene is one of those maddening band names that, being a common phrase, throws up numerous results in web searches. Any further clues or fascinating inside information? My preliminary findings are at http://www.poparchives.com.au/feature.php?id=1186 Lyn in Oz -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 14 Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 07:30:31 -0000 From: Lyn Nuttall Subject: The Changing Scene, Millrose & Bernstein, I Can't Get Sunday I've been researching "I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind" written by Alan Bernstein & Victor Millrose. The song was a minor hit by Rod Kirkham in Australia, also recorded by New Zealand band Chapta in '71. US versions by: The Changing Scene on self-titled album on Avco (early?) 1970 Bobby Corrado, single on Mercury # (mid?) 1970 Chris Holland, single on Capitol # (mid? late?) 1970 I'm thinking The Changing Scene's is the original, but only because Bernstein-Millrose wrote another song on the album, and Millrose wrote another (with Mark Barkan) that was a single, "Sweet And Sour". On the other hand, Bobby Corrado was on Mercury, the same label as the Bernstein-Millrose album, as On The Seventh Day, The Changing Scene, is one of those maddening band names that, being a common phrase, throws up numerous results in web searches. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 15 Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 07:52:29 -0000 From: Lyn Nuttall Subject: I Can't Get Sunday Out Of My Mind at musica Following my last post, I've played the New Zealand version to musica in case it triggers anyone's memory. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 16 Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 02:00:51 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Jimmy O'Neill and "SHINDIG!" Max Weiner wrote: > Whatever became of Jimmy O'Neill who used to host SHINDIG! on > ABC back in the 60's? The last I remember he was on KRLA, but > that was back in the 1980's. Anybody have any ideas? That was > such a great (but short-lived) show. Thanks much in advance! Max, Jimmy was on KOMA's reunion last year calling from (where else?) KRLA! I believe he is STILL on there a year later. He celebrated some 25 or so years, at the time, in LA radio! "Rock on!" Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP features: http://www.spectropop.com End

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