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There are 18 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Lotti Golden
           From: Joe Foster 
      2. Dee Dee Sharpe's inspiration
           From: Will Stos 
      3. Re: Mike Clifford
           From: John Fox 
      4. The Merchants of Easy Listening, 1966-1970
           From: Randy 
      5. Bobby Swanson?
           From: Elizabeth Curtis 
      6. Re: Lotti Golden
           From: Dave Monroe 
      7. Re: Dana Gillespie
           From: Joe Foster 
      8. Re: Dee Dee Sharpe's inspiration
           From: James Botticelli 
      9. Re: Lotti Golden > Produced by Bob Crewe > With bells on ! ! !
           From: Mick Patrick 
     10. Reparata & the Delrons
           From: The S'pop Team 
     11. Re: Dee Dee Sharpe's inspiration
           From: Bill Smith 
     12. "Sunrise Highway" by Peter Anders
           From: Spencer Karter 
     13. RIP Milt Holland
           From: Stephane Rebeschini 
     14. Re: Lotti Golden > Produced by Bob Crewe > With bells on ! ! !
           From: Artie Wayne 
     15. Re: David Seville - Starlight Starbright 1957
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     16. Re: Lotti Golden > Produced by Bob Crewe > With bells on ! ! !
           From: Dave Monroe 
     17. Rhino GG box set
           From: Doug Richard 
     18. Re: The Merchants of Easy Listening, 1966-1970
           From: Clark Besch 


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________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 10:49:41 +0000 From: Joe Foster Subject: Re: Lotti Golden Dave Monroe wrote: > So keep up the good work. Now I want to know, when's > somebody going to put Lotti Golden's "Motor-Cycle" LP > (OG on Atco, I have it, but vinyl's not so portable as > CDs, so ...) out on CD and make my life complete. This one is odldy enough in the works as we speak.....sshhhhh! I bet it's a great discussion thread waiting to happen, though! Meanwhile, this might be of interest to some or all of you: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/revola/artists/1_girls.htm Best, Joe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 14:29:50 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Dee Dee Sharpe's inspiration I just got Dee Dee Sharpe's Cameo-Parkway "Best Of" in the mail, and have been enjoying it immensely. Since I missed the vinyl age and ABKCO had been stingy about releasing its catalogue until recently, I'm hearing many of these songs for the first time. I know that "Mashed Potato Time" borrowed liberally from "Please Mister Postman," but I was struck by how many other songs on the CD sounded so similar to other tunes I was familar with. Here's a quick list I compiled: Just To Hold My Hand "South Street" beat Never Pick A Pretty "If You Wanna Be Happy" (Jimmy Soul) Where Did I Go Wrong "Calendar Girl" (Neil Sedaka) Deep Dark Secret opening from "Let's Break Up For Awhile" (The Sapphires) (That's What) My Mama Said "Monkey Time" (Major Lance) Let's Twine "Slow Fizz" (The Sapphires) Standing in The Need Of Love Some type of Four Tops pastiche It's A Funny Situation "Strange I Know" (Marvelettes) I Really Love You "Theme From A Summer Place," plus a Motown/Four Tops baseline from "Ask the Lonely" I'm sure I've missed some, and there are probably hooks from other songs I'm not familiar with. "South Street" must have been especially popular, because i'm hearing it all over these CDs. Some of Motown's writers (Holland-Dozier-Holland) liked to rewrite their own songs, but it seems Cameo liked to rewrite other people's songs just as much. Is there any kind of website or resource that has tried to identify all these lifts? I didn't know how to search Google to find such a thing. Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 14:18:16 EST From: John Fox Subject: Re: Mike Clifford Dave wrote: > I was not only impressed with Mike's former life, but > his extreme humility about the whole thing. If Mike's that humble, he probably didn't mention that he also played the original Teen Angel role in the Broadway cast of "Grease" in the early 1970s, singing "Beauty School Dropout" and "Born To Hand-Jive". John Fox -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 15:01:14 -0500 From: Randy Subject: The Merchants of Easy Listening, 1966-1970 I wonder if any one out there on the list can direct me to a good American compilation on CD, if one exists, of the kind of music heard on easy listening radio-pop radio in the 1960s. Records like "Music To Watch Girls By," Ray Conniff, "Summer of 42" theme, "Love Is Blue," etc., mostly instrumental tracks. I'm working on a personal project and I would love to have the original recordings I remember. Any ideas? Randy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 14:23:19 -0800 From: Elizabeth Curtis Subject: Bobby Swanson? Hello! I've been a Spectropop member for over a year, but this my first post. I'm a big fan of the early '60s teen sound and '60s girl pop music. I have been trying to research Bobby Swanson, who released several singles on Igloo and Donna, but have not come up with much. Does anyone here happen to know anything about who he was or whatever happened to him? I'd really appreciate any info and/or pictures, if any actually exist. Thanks so much for your time, Elizabeth -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 12:29:50 -0800 (PST) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Re: Lotti Golden Me: > Now I want to know, when's somebody going to put Lotti Golden's > Motor-Cycle LP ... out on CD and make my life complete. Joe Foster: > This one is odldy enough in the works as we speak.....sshhhhh! > I bet it's a great discussion thread waiting to happen though! Again, keep up the good work. Just as Creation was on my wavelength Back in The Day, so lately with Rev-Ola, apparently (and there's been lot of shoegazing going on here of late as well, I've been spinning Adorabl, Swervedriver, Slowdive, et al., and, yes, I DID notice that Rev-Ola Ecstasy of St. Theresa title, thanks for the link). I would note that I got that Lotti Golden LP when a local hip-hop turntablist moved to Florida and lightened his load a bit. Friends with the Dana Gillespie LP (who also found me the Nancy Priddy 45) tell me there's no small interest in the breakbeat/funk scenes of late in such folky, psychedelic, even prog material. For my part, I've been playing either of Evie Sands' "Take Me For a Little While" 45s or the Jackie Ross version at every opportunity, so ... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 19:11:10 +0000 From: Joe Foster Subject: Re: Dana Gillespie Previously: > (Dana Gillespie) also appeared with Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and > Kenneth Willams in the film "The Hound Of The Baskervilles" and > starred in Ken Russell's "Mahler". A number of roles in latter-day > Hammer films and more experimental arthouse movies are also fondly > remembered. Deena J Canale: > Hmmm...wonder why her appearance as a busty folksongstress in > "Secrets of a Windmill Girl" is left out of this bio! Essential > mid-'60s viewing, I tell ya. > http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0196079/usercomments **""More experimental arthouse movies"....one really must read between the lines in Rev-Ola bios! later Joe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 18:48:45 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Dee Dee Sharpe's inspiration Will Stos wrote: > I Really Love You "Theme From A Summer Place," plus a Motown/ > Four Tops baseline from "Ask the Lonely" That song was later covered in 1969 by The Ambassadors, also from Philly on Arctic. JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 01:31:55 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Lotti Golden > Produced by Bob Crewe > With bells on ! ! ! Dave Monroe wrote: > So keep up the good work. Now I want to know, when's > somebody going to put Lotti Golden's "Motor-Cycle" LP > (OG on Atco, I have it, but vinyl's not so portable as > CDs, so ...) out on CD and make my life complete. Joe Foster: > This one is oddly enough in the works as we speak..... > sshhhhh! I bet it's a great discussion thread waiting > to happen, though! Meanwhile, this might be of interest > to some or all of you: > http://www.cherryred.co.uk/revola/artists/1_girls.htm A Lotti Golden discussion thread? Great idea. To start the ball rolling, I've posted an epic track to musica: http://tinyurl.com/9e4n7 Details are: Lotti Golden "Annabelle With Bells (Home Made Girl); Atlantic 2687, 1969; written by Lotti Golden; produced and directed by Bob Crewe. I luuuuuuurve this record! In fact, if I was Mary Weiss's A&R man, I'd have her revive the number pronto. On the other side, Lotti sing Mitch Ryder. There, now you're interested. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 01:31:57 -0000 From: The S'pop Team Subject: Reparata & the Delrons Dear Members, Our recent pictorial spread devoted to Honey Ltd proved so popular with readers that we decided to apply the same formula to another of S'pop's favoured acts - Reparata & the Delrons. Check it out, do. Don't forget to click on each image for a larger version with caption. Reparata & the Delrons Picture Gallery: http://www.spectropop.com/Reparata/index.htm Still on-line, Honey Ltd Picture Gallery: http://www.spectropop.com/Honey/index.htm Enjoy, The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 22:47:09 -0500 From: Bill Smith Subject: Re: Dee Dee Sharpe's inspiration Previously: > "Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)"... "I LOVE this song!!" - Kathy Najimy as a nun, in "Sister Act", as she sees it on a jukebox in a biker bar. The ever-so-natural follow up to 'Mashed Potato Time." I remember the Orlons very well. A signature Philly act. Late '62 & early 1963 was their year. The Mashed Potato was almost as big as the Twist w/ us kids. A preacher's kid taught the whole school the steps. "South Street" was a really catchy little ditty. ('Where do all the hippies meet?....' ) -Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 07:25:38 -0000 From: Spencer Karter Subject: "Sunrise Highway" by Peter Anders Does anybody have SUNRISE HIGHWAY by Peter Anders, or The Spurrlows' version, or The Love Generation version? Spencer Karter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 15:07:22 +0100 From: Stephane Rebeschini Subject: RIP Milt Holland Daily Variety November 15, 2005, Tuesday SECTION: OBITUARIES; Pg. 32 HEADLINE: Milton Holland Drummer Milton Holland died Nov. 4 in Los Angeles of complications from Alzheimer's and kidney failure. He was 88. Born in Chicago, he started as a jazz artist, playing with artists including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Stanley Clarke and Benny Carter. He recorded with artists including Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini, Ry Cooder and the Beatles, playing on dozens of gold and platinum albums. He was also responsible for bringing exotic percussion instruments such as the tabla to Western recordings. He can be heard on soundtracks including "West Side Story," "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The King and I," and recorded the twitch of Samantha's nose on "Bewitched" and the twinkle of Tinker Bell in Disney's "Peter Pan." He is survived by wife Mildred, two sons, a grandson, a granddaughter and a great granddaughter. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Stephane -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 06:39:59 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Lotti Golden > Produced by Bob Crewe > With bells on ! ! ! Mick...How ya'doin'? What a nice surprise to see Lotti Golden getting her Spectroprops! We became friends and collaborators during the time she was recording "Motor-Cycle" for Bob Crewe. She was electrifying as a singer and as a person. I remember going to quite a few parties and industry events with her. We did find time, however, to write one song together, "Dance to the Rhythym of Love", which was recorded by Patti LaBelle for Atlantic. regards, Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 20:19:32 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: David Seville - Starlight Starbright 1957 Lyn Nuttall wrote: > I'm trying to find the songwriter credit on this record. The > title is one of those maddening ones that has been recycled by > various songwriters. John Marascalco's song called Starlight > Starbright was a hit in Australia for Lonnie Lee in 1960. (John > produced what was probably the original by Portuguese Joe & the > Tennessee Rockabillys on Surf in '57). It's not the Linda Scott > song that also charted down here, the flip of Don't Bet Money > Honey. I have Starlight Starbright -- Wr: J.S. Marascalco; Pub: Robin Hood Music; Artist: Grady Chapman (sometimes of The Robins I believe) on Knight X2003 circa 1961-1962 Hum a few bars and maybe we can identify which Starlight Starbright you reference. Di la, Rashkovsky (reports of my not posting are premature) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 06:40:38 -0800 (PST) From: Dave Monroe Subject: Re: Lotti Golden > Produced by Bob Crewe > With bells on ! ! ! Mick Patrick wrote: > A Lotti Golden discussion thread? Great idea. To > start the ball rolling, I've posted an epic track to > musica: http://tinyurl.com/9e4n7 > Details are: Lotti Golden "Annabelle With Bells > (Home Made Girl); Atlantic 2687, 1969; written by > Lotti Golden; produced and directed by Bob Crewe. > I luuuuuuurve this record! ... Fantastic. Thanks! And to think it took a hip-hop guy to bring her to my attention ... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 18:53:28 -0000 From: Doug Richard Subject: Rhino GG box set Just a head's up: Best Buy has the much discussed Rhino Girl Group Box set on sale this week for 49.99. That's a real bargin. Get it while you can! Doug -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 19:09:48 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: The Merchants of Easy Listening, 1966-1970 Randy wrote: > I wonder if any one out there on the list can direct me to a > good American compilation on CD, if one exists, of the kind > of music heard on easy listening radio-pop radio in the 1960s. > Records like "Music To Watch Girls By," Ray Conniff, "Summer > of 42" theme, "Love Is Blue," etc., mostly instrumental tracks. > I'm working on a personal project and I would love to have the > original recordings I remember. Any ideas? Randy, here's a few thoughts: Casino Royale-Herb Alpert & TJB (and all the others by them) Cast Your fate to the Wind-Vince Guaraldi or Sounds Orchestral Summer Place-Percy Faith Orch Classical Gas/Baroque A Nova-Mason Williams Love is Blue/Love in Every Room-Paul Mauriat Soul Coaxin-Raymond Lefevre Wheels/Should I-Stringalongs Because They're Young-Duane eddy Java/Cotton Candy-Al Hirt No Matter What Shape-T Bones Dis Advantages of You/Love in the Open Air-Brass Ring Yakety Sax-Boots randolph Quiet Village-Martin Denny The Lonely Surfer-um, um, oh yeah, Jack Nitsche Good, Bad, Ugly-Hugo Montenegro Anji-Simon & Garfunkle Last date/On the rebound-Floyd Cramer (and all the rest) Maria elena-Los Indios Tabajaras Baby Elephant Walk/Calcutta/Bubble in the Wine-Lawrence Welk For Pete's Sake-Sweetwater Washington Square-Village Stompers Manhattan Spiritual-Reg Owens A Swingin' Safari-Billy Vaughn Let's Go Away for Awhile-Beach Boys Peter Gunn/Pink panther/Charade/Romeo & Juliet-Henry mancini (and rest Mission Impossible/Mannix-Lalo Schirfrin (and more) Bonanza-Al caiola Route 66-Nelson Riddle (and more) Midnight in Moscow-Kenny Ball Walk in the Black Forest-Horst jankowski Exodus/Midnight Cowboy-Ferrante & teicher (and more) Wonderland by Night-Bert kaempfert (and more) Stranger on the shore-Mr. Acker Bilk Alley cat/Chicken feed-Bent Fabric Quinten's Theme-Charles randolph Grean Sounde Bandstand Boogie-Les Elgart Take 5-Dave Brubeck Sleep Walk-Santo & Johnny Apache-Jorgen ingmann Harlem Nocturne-Viscounts National City-Joiner Ark Hi School Band Midnight Cowboy-John Barry (and those Bond themes) Misty-Groove Holmes White silver sands-Bill Black There's a place to start. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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