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Spectropop - Digest Number 2092



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There are 8 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Hip Hop "Grocer Jack"?
           From: Mark Wirtz 
      2. Jan Berry - Mother Earth (Ode) 45
           From: Alan 
      3. Sid Bernstein
           From: Steve Jarrell 
      4. Re: Joe Donovan
           From: Clark Besch 
      5. Re: so Soo me ...
           From: Anthony Parsons 
      6. Shindig mag September reviews
           From: Jon 'Mojo' Mills 
      7. The Wildcats; Bach's Lunch
           From: James Moniz 
      8. Re: Bikinis, Black Denim and Bitchen Sounds
           From: Martin Roberts 


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Message: 1 Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 23:37:24 -0000 From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Hip Hop "Grocer Jack"? On Tuesday, October 11, at 7 p.m. New York time (easy to figure out), Prince of Madness, H.B. Marcus, and award winning, composer-producer- author-performer, Mark Wirtz, will once again desecrate Lillian Cauldwell's popular talk show on Internet's Global Talk Radio, for part 2 of their off the wall antics revolving around Mark Wirtz' new book and Rev-Ola Records soundtrack CD entitled "Love Is Eggshaped." Hosted and heckled by Marcus, Mark will read quotes and excerpts from the book, as well as play tracks from the album. There will be craziness, lots of music, the unexpected, live call-ins, and even a free "Love Is Eggshaped" CDs, T-shirt and book contest! And -- a surprise world premiere, sneak preview of a brand-new Hip Hop version of "Grocer Jack (EFTO)"!!! Yep, you read right -- an "urban" rap version of the "whiter-than-white" classic (not produced by MW). A sacrilege, or super cool? Tune in and find out! The show is live, unscripted, uncensored, and intended for mature audiences. Come by and waste an hour, learn absolutely nothing, solve none of your problems, just leave reassured that there are far bigger fools out there than you could possibly be. If your laughter keeps up for longer than four hours, seek immediate medical attention. (This program is an INTERNET radio broadcast, accessible from any computer anywhere with Internet connection.) Station web address: www.globaltalkradio.com 800# call-in/e-mail/IM info on home page -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 08:23:14 -0000 From: Alan Subject: Jan Berry - Mother Earth (Ode) 45 Hello. This is my first post so I hope It's suitable. After many years of searching I just tracked down a copy of Jan Berry's Mother Earth 45, which is a brilliant Surfs Up/Sunflower era soundalike. Does anyone out there know any of the other singles he issued in the '70s? Are they any good? I'm quite intrigued by the 1 JAN 1 45. Also, did he record any '70s solo albums? Alan JAN BERRY - ODE RECORD LABEL SINGLES 1972 (November) Ode 66023 Mother Earth (Berry-Jacobs) Blue Moon Shuffle (Berry) Arranged and produced by Jan Berry. Jan's first lead vocal after the accident. Issued as "Jan Berry." 1973 (June) Ode 66034 Blue Moon Shuffle (Berry) Don't You Just Know It (Smith-Vincent) Arranged and produced by Jan Berry. Jan Berry duet with Brian Wilson Issued as "Jan." 1974 (August) Ode 66050-S Blow Up Music (Berry-Chint) Tinsel Town (Hitch-A-Ride To Hollywood) (Berry-Jacobs-Christian) Arranged and produced by Jan Berry. Issued as "1 JAN 1." -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 3 Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 15:42:21 -0000 From: Steve Jarrell Subject: Sid Bernstein Just a note to S'poppers that Sid Bernstein will be speaking on Wednesday, October 12 at 10 a.m. in Nashville, TN. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Massey Performing Arts Center on Belmont College campus. Steve Jarrell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 4 Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 00:59:35 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Joe Donovan Andrew C. Jones wrote: > Years ago, when I could force myself to stay awake to 3 AM, I'd > tune in this radio show called "Odd & Obscure with Joe Donovan" > on WHAS in Louisville, KY. Sometimes, if it was coming in > especially well, I'd tape the show. ACJ I'll tell ya what, Joe Donovan's show had so many listeners, I'm amazed! Not until AFTER he quit his late night show did I hear from SO many about the missing his show comments. I thought I was lone in Lincoln missing that great show, but all over the country people seem to comment and miss Joe's show (especially the "odd & obscure" hour) immensely. It was one of the last havens for late night AM top 40 DX listeners. Sad thing. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 5 Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2005 22:04:30 -0500 From: Anthony Parsons Subject: Re: so Soo me ... Steve Harvey wrote: > The two albums on Motown by Jack Soo were 1) The Sooooothing > Sounds of Jack Soo and 2) You Don't Know Jack. Promo copies > command great sums in his family. Any release dates or track listings for these LPs? I'm somewhat of a Jack Soo fan, due to his presence in one of my all-time favorite movie musicals, Flower Drum Song. He sang well in that, so I'd be interested in trying to track them down. Thanks! Sincerely, Antone -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 6 Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 07:26:34 +0100 From: Jon 'Mojo' Mills Subject: Shindig mag September reviews Hello there Kids, You know where we're at... You know we're hip! Another hefty dose of cool music reviews are now up on the site for your reading pleasure. Go there or be square! http://www.shindig-magazine.com/reviews.html Jon 'Mojo' Mills, Editor -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 7 Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 02:15:58 -0000 From: James Moniz Subject: The Wildcats; Bach's Lunch I'm looking for "3625 Groovy Street' and 'What Are We Gonna Do in '64' by the Wildcats. I've tried everywhere and everyone, and I can't find these songs by these fake girl-groups. Supposedly, they were The Blossoms and The Cookies. I'm also looking for 'You Go Now' and 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' by Bach's Lunch. Please contact me offlist if you've got these. Thanks, James P.S. Someone on eBay is auctioning off T-shirts with a picture of the girl-group The Chimes, of 'He's Not There Anymore'. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 8 Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2005 22:01:33 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Bikinis, Black Denim and Bitchen Sounds An excellent review of Stephen McParland's new book by Mick Patrick in S'pop Recommends: http://www.spectropop.com/recommends/index2005.htm#Bikinis I concur with all his comments except one. Besides the first person interviews, super label scans (this time in colour), great photos and the featurette pages on artists like Carol Connors, The Honeys, The Murmaids et al, what I enjoy most is the apparent listing of any girl who has possibly sniffed a hot-rod's gas fumes, brushed sand from a surfboard or had a song written by someone who has! I love the 'off on a tangent' bits of info: Darleen Carr's entry, for instance, is included because she recorded a cover of Jan & Dean's "When It's Over" written by Jill Gibson and Don (& possibly Horace) Altfeld. Her entry notes that the b-side was co-written by a writer who penned with Carol Connors and gives a mini biog of Darleen. And there's a scan of the original sheet music. Darleen's version is a bit 'grown-up' to be really girl-group but it's a nice song and has a great intro. I've played it to musica. It's next to impossible to cover all records of the surfing/hot-rod genre, and there is at least one missing from Stephen's book: Not only a surfing girl 45, but a death disc to boot! A great record from Linda Gray, "The Sea Took Him Away" on Karate 813. (Please excuse the poor condition.) The flip is 'just' an ace Motown-inspired girl group record. If anyone wants to hear it... Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP features: http://www.spectropop.com End

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