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Spectropop - Digest Number 2098



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There are 2 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Songwriter Baker Knight Dies at 72
           From: Clark Besch 
      2. Re: Joe Meek "Portrait Of A Genius" box set
           From: Phil X Milstein 


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Message: 1 Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 01:06:32 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Songwriter Baker Knight Dies at 72 Phil X Milstein wrote: > This just in on the AP wire. > Songwriter Baker Knight Dies at 72 Phil, I have mentioned this before. Seems even more appropriate now with the recent death of Don Adams. I LOVED Baker's parody of Maxwell Smart in his self-written "Would You Believe It" which hit the WLS Chicago survey in 1966. When it was out, I thought it was really cool and still do. A few years ago, someone mentioned Baker's website and I emailed Baker about the song and he thanked me for remembering it. You probably need to like novelty songs for this to be a fave, but I DO! BTW, Don Adams' "Meet the Roving Reporter" is a fun Lp also, done in Maxwell Smart attitude and voice. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- Message: 2 Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 01:25:17 -0400 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Joe Meek "Portrait Of A Genius" box set Martin Roberts wrote: > For serious record collectors rather than the more casual buyer I've > yet to see a more mouth-watering compilation. Thanks for the enticing preview, Martin. Had Meek lived, I predict he would have gone on to produce the New York Dolls' third album. You heard it here first, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]------------------- SPECTROPOP features: http://www.spectropop.com End

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