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There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. "A Christmas Gift" versions
           From: JJ 
      2. more Teddy Vann
           From: Ayrton Mugnaini 
      3. Giant-Kaye-Baum
           From: Rob Indart 
      4. Re: Kathy Keegan / A Study In Terror
           From: Ed B 
      5. Re: The Peanut Duck
           From: Simon White 
      6. Re: the songs of Larry Weiss
           From: Hasse Huss 
      7. Re: Persian Market
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      8. Brian Wilson's Christmas CD
           From: Laura Pinto 
      9. Re: Claudine Clark
           From: Herb 
     10. lookin' for The Beagles
           From: Laura Taylor 
     11. Re: Southern Music
           From: Paul Rusling 

________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 17:20:53 -0000 From: JJ Subject: "A Christmas Gift" versions I have a US Philles (PHLP 4005), mono, yellow/red label copy of the "A Christmas Gift" LP. I've never seen a copy of the original, light blue label w/black printing, and I wonder how many copies were pressed of that version? Are the blue/black pressings very rare? The yellow/red label LP is listed as a "reissue" on the 'net, though I assume these were early pressings. Does anyone know what year the earliest yellow/red copies came out? '63? '64? My copy is pressed on thick vinyl + ditto cover. Looking forward to have the ? stretched out to ! Best, JJ/Sweden -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 16:42:08 -0300 (ART) From: Ayrton Mugnaini Subject: more Teddy Vann Did anyone mention this single: Johnny Thunders (c.1969) I'm Alive (the Tommy James hit, produced by Tommy James) Verbal Expressions On TV (written and produed by Tommy Vann) I also have a 33rpm single by Teddy Vann on USA Columbia whose details I'll dig up later. Cheerio, Ayrton -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 20:46:57 -0000 From: Rob Indart Subject: Giant-Kaye-Baum I'm wondering if anybody has any information about Bill Giant, Florence Kaye and Bernie Baum, who were a great songwriting team from the '60s. They wrote a lot of Lou Johnson's sides on Big Top, the V.I.P.'s "You Pulled A Fast One" (also on Big Top) and also Bill Giant's "Poof (Up In Smoke)" (MGM), which was later covered by Kenny Lynch (on Big Top) as "Puff (Up In Smoke)." They also wrote a lot for the Elvis Presley movies. Rob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 23:33:19 -0000 From: Ed B Subject: Re: Kathy Keegan / A Study In Terror Phil M. asked: > I've never heard of Kathy Keegan before this, though -- > did she made any other records? The liner notes to Kathy Keegan's "When You're Young And In Love" album on DCP International (DCL 3800) indicate she was from England but living in New York. The album is comprised mostly of show tunes, although the title song was written by Van McCoy. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 08:09:34 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Re: The Peanut Duck As someone who has lived with and loved "The Peanut Duck" for many years I feel I must add my voice (quack quack) to the debate. When I first heard the track -- from a bootleg 45 -- in a record shop in London I was, to put it mildly, delighted. My first reaction was exactly as Julio's in that I thought it was Shirley Ellis, a thought that may have been influenced by the novelty element of the song. This thought soon went when I got the 45 home and was able to listen more closely. I don't have the CD set so I don't know what the sleeve notes say but I do know the original track was on an acetate and that an instrumental version also exists. I believe it originates from Philly. I must say I don't hear Brenda Reid in there at all. The "Peanut Duck" voice is very distinctive and so is Brenda's. If we ever solve the mystery can we then start on the (actually more important) task of finding out who Joy Lovejoy is? Simon White P.S. to those members going to the CD launch: Enjoy! I wish I was going. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 03:08:14 -0800 (PST) From: Hasse Huss Subject: Re: the songs of Larry Weiss Mick Patrick wrote: > Talking about the songs of Larry Weiss [...] Maybe Nick could ask > Larry if he ever attended any of Baby's sessions, or met Juggy > Murray of Sue Records. It would be good to learn a little about > Larry's co-writer, Lockie Edwards Jr, too. Another great song by Larry Weiss and Lockie Edwards Jr is 'He's My Guy (And I Love Him)' by the Birds on Juggy Murray's Sue label (Sue 121, released in 1965). Whoever these birds were -- does anyone know? -- they had great voices, and the arrangement by Leroy Glover is magnificent. Like so many other wonderful 45s on Sue, Symbol, Crackerjack and Broadway, I don't think it's ever been compiled. Well worth looking out for. Hasse Huss -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 22:14:23 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Persian Market Dave Monroe asked: > Has anyone here uncovered any info on The Persian Market's > "Gamma Goochee"? A friend taped it for me some time back > (ca. 1987), I'm assuming from a 45, though I'd have to check > on that. At any rate, to my ear, it's an even better (i.e., crazier) > version of the song, not in the least for featuring the immortal > ejaculation, "Well, shine my monkey!" Hie yourself to , where band member Don Cochrane runs down some highlights of the band's story, which included a celebrity drummer. Dig, --Phil M. -- Sunday Josephine Sunday: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 11:44:38 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: Brian Wilson's Christmas CD Brian Wilson's holiday CD, 'What I Really Want For Christmas,' has been released, and I'm sure looking forward to getting my copy. I ordered one the other day. I had listened to the sample tracks on Brian's official site and liked what I heard. Available for viewing on Brian's website is a 19-minute video of the making of the CD. I watched it last night and found it fascinating to see the behind-the-scenes work. I could watch it over and over and never grow tired of it. To see the video and/or to listen to sample tracks from the CD, just stop by Brian's place and follow the links: Enjoy, Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 08:08:43 -0000 From: Herb Subject: Re: Claudine Clark I have uploaded a scan of Claudine Clark's "Walkin' In A Cemetery" (Chancellor 1124) to the Photos section. Herb Toronto, Canada -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 15:05:37 -0000 From: Laura Taylor Subject: lookin' for The Beagles I have asked this on other lists, but despite Internet searches and the knowledge of many, I have not been able to find any information on the boys behind the '60s cartoon band The Beagles. Can somebody give me information about their careers, before and after The Beagles? GREAT '60s pop! Thanks! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 23:24:08 +0000 From: Paul Rusling Subject: Re: Southern Music Scott wrote: > ... Southern Music, which I *think* was Carter-Lewis' publishing > company ... Southern Music was in fact owned by Alan Crawford, who launched the pirate station Radio Atlanta from the MV Mi Amigo in April 1964. Crawford also had a record label, probably best remembered for their "Big 6" EMP compilations. Radio Atlanta was merged into Radio Caroline to become Caroline South. Alan Crawford was completely bought out in 1966. Paul Rusling -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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