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Spectropop - Digest Number 2133



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There are 17 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Litle Rascals/Our Gang
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      2. Re: Harry Lookofsky
           From: Richard Fannan 
      3. Re: Hash Brown & the Cupcakes
           From: John Kennedy 
      4. Re: Sue Lynne "You"
           From: Mick Patrick 
      5. Re: Reparata & The Delrons
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      6. two tips
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      7. Reparata and the Delrons
           From: Tom 
      8. 'legal' Platters
           From: Richard Fannan 
      9. Re: Reparata & the Delrons
           From: John H 
     10. Re: 'legal' Platters
           From: Gary Myers 
     11. The Barons / Peter Anders
           From: Phil Chapman 
     12. Re: 'legal' Platters
           From: Stephen C. Propes 
     13. Re: The Hardy Boys + 3
           From: Clark Besch 
     14. "Jersey Boys" - Bermuda Boycott
           From: Rex Strother 
     15. Re: Rhino Girl Groups Box Set
           From: Dennis Hoban 
     16. Re: 'legal' Platters
           From: Paul 
     17. Re: Darla Hood
           From: Phil X Milstein 


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________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 14:26:04 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Litle Rascals/Our Gang Larry Lapka wrote: > I had heard that Darla Hood had a few sides in the > 1950s, but I have never found any of them. I would > assume that Alfalfa Switzer probably had something on > record at some time in his short life, but I haven't > seen anything. Here is a Darla Hood discography, although please don't read it as necessarily complete nor completely accurate: 1957 (as Darla Hood & The Rocketeers): Encino 1007: No Secret Now / Witches' Brew 1959: Ray Note 5: Only Yours / Silent Island Ray Note 25: Quiet Village* / Red Dress 1960: Acama 116: Flower Of Love / It Just Fits Acama 119: The Long Silence / Rainy Days In Rome Acama 120: Un Momento Mas / Sitting Bull's Last Stand Ray Note 10006: The Letter / Someone To Love 1961: Acama 122: No Secret Now / Witch's Brew Acama 124: Any Time Any Where / Hurt Hurt Hurt 1962: Acama 127: Valley Of Eternity / Jody Acama 129: Ah Sweet Mystery Of Love / I Pledge Allegiance Acama 132: I'm Gonna Laugh Right In Your Face / Only Yours *aka "My Quiet Village"; both it and "Silent Island" appear to be answers to (and/or covers of) Martin Denny's "Quiet Village" Note: Ray Note and Acama must've been related labels, as both also had releases on a Tony Lovello. Acama's catalogue also included a release, "Baby Baby Baby" / "Half Angel" (#125, 1961) by Richie Marsh, who before long would transform himself to Sky Saxon and lead The Seeds to numerous immortal tales of one-chord glory. I have dubs of "My Quiet Village" [sic] and "I Pledge Allegiance," and will try to post them to my Probe site ASAP: http://www.philxmilstein.com/probe Dig, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 11:13:42 -0800 From: Richard Fannan Subject: Re: Harry Lookofsky Previously: > Harry Lookofsky "Moose The Mooche" (Atlantic 5004, 1960) > Hash Brown "Stringy Mashed Potatoes" (Philips 40061, 1962) Moose the Mooche is from the Stringsville album (a single edit). The album is jazz classics (Round Midnight, Moose the Mooche, etc) played on violin backed by a first class jazz group (Milt Hinton, Elvin Jones, Hank Jnes, Paul Chambers, etc). Straight ahead jazz. No pop at all. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 13:31:25 -0500 From: John Kennedy Subject: Re: Hash Brown & the Cupcakes I've uploaded the other side of the Hash Brown & the Cupcakes 45. Regards. John K -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 20:57:25 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Sue Lynne "You" Previously: > Agreed, after "Reach For The Moon", I think "Don't Pity Me" is > Sue Lynne's best record... "You" has a certain proto-Abba > quality that I suspect some S'poppers will enjoy. I could post > the track to musica if there's any interest. Mark Maldwyn: > Great to hear "Don't Pity Me" in this context, as for Sue > Lynne's "You" - I'd go for it. OK, it's there now: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica Deets: Sue Lynne "You" (RCA 1822, 1969); written and produced by Chris Andrews; arranged by Kenny Woodman. Should sound good in a sandwich between Reparata's "Shoes" and Abba's "Fernando". Thanks to Clunkie. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 18:15:36 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Reparata & The Delrons previously: > 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. > http://www.spectropop.com/Reparata/index.htm Terrific fun, of a most photogenic trio. I have a few questions, though, about the 45 on the D'art label: * What country is the version of the record depicted there from? I have a copy of the same record, but mine, a British edition (and a promo at that, although it retains the background pink color), is only on the Dart label (and with the label logo in a different typeface altogether). What happened to my apostrophe?! Did Frank Zappa steal it? * My copy also credits the artist as simply "Reparata," sans Delrons. My "Dart" version also clearly identifies "Octopus's Garden" as the flipside, beneath the stunning death-disc "Your Life Is Gone." Is "Your Life Is Gone" the flipper to the copy depicted at the R & Ds photo gallery? * Given the electric sitar on "Your Life Is Gone," as well as the fact that few artists were still covering "Octopus's Garden" long beyond 1968 (not, at least, until the "tribute album" era begun in the late '80s or early '90s), I have to assume both sides were in that year, with their release delayed, for whatever reasons, until 1972. Actually that is a statement, not a question. Dig, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 18:21:49 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: two tips A couple of tips which might be of use to the record collector, and/ or the Yahoo Groups sufferer, although not necessarily in that order: * If an MP3 fails to download successfully from a Yahoo Groups site, try refreshing your page and trying the DL again. That methods been working wonders for me of late, although I suppose that signals that Yahoo will be changing its tech methodology before long. * Should you find yourself with a record with a too-tight centerhole -- and please, keep the smutty retorts to that line to yourselves -- a few careful pokes -- again, I urge you! -- with a metal cylinder file ought to broaden it just enough to fit properly. The tool can be found at any well-stocked hardware store, and will not cost so much that you won't be able to afford lunch that day, as well. If need be, contact me offlist for a photograph of my version of this tool. Oh, here we go again, eh? Can I not take you cads anyplace respectable anymore? Dig, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 23:39:27 -0000 From: Tom Subject: Reparata and the Delrons Hi there, I don't post often, but I wanted to say thanks to Mick for the great Reparata tracks that have been posted to musica. I have enjoyed them all. In addition, I just recieved my copy of the new Reparata CD from Amazon and played it today. Absolutely fantastic, and great sounds quality! Thanks again to Mick for getting this CD finally made. I have noticed, compiling the Reparata tracks I have from different sources, that I have most of her released recordings. However, there are a few '70's ones that I have never heard. These include Just You, Your Life Is Gone and There's So Little Time. As far I know, these have never been released in any format beside the 45. Would it be possible for anyone to post any of these to musica? I would be very grateful. Anyway, it's really great to finally be able to hear Reparata's recorings on a well-made professional non-bootleg CD. Tom -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 11:27:22 -0800 From: Richard Fannan Subject: 'legal' Platters Gary: > In 1975 I worked opposite the "legal" Platters (Buck Ram management) > at Harrah's Tahoe, with no originals. Around '86 I backed Paul > Robey's Platters and, as I understood it then, he was the only > original entitled to use the name because he had not relinquished > it to Ram when he left. After Paul Robi died, his wife tried to claim exclusive rights to the name and she lost a big case. There has been Platters litigation for the last 30 years and the litigation still continues (I was counsel for one Platters group led by Monroe Powell which has the right to use the name as long as it identifies itself as being led by Monroe). Buck Ram's Platters lost a huge case to Robi but probably has the right to use the name as long as it identifies itself as Buck Ram Platters and doesn't say that it is the original Platters. There was some litigation in New York whether the only original living member, Herb Reed, could use the name; I don't know how that turned out. The various Platters cases are totally inconsistent with each other. Just remember that all the original members are dead except for Herb Reed and he was the bass singer. The singer who replaced the original lead, Tony Williams, is Sonny Turner; I believe he was enjoined from using the name. Monroe Powell followed Sonny, has a great Tony Williams-like voice and is still singing. Richard F. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 00:11:32 -0000 From: John H Subject: Re: Reparata & the Delrons previously: > 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. > http://www.spectropop.com/Reparata/index.htm Phil M: > Terrific fun, of a most photogenic trio. Agreed, all three cute as buttons. I wonder what Kenny Young's recent swipe at them was all about. (Per the Brent Cash interview: "If they had been more attractive there could have been a decent career there.") Seemed a bit catty. -John H. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 17:17:33 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: 'legal' Platters Richard Fannan: > Monroe Powell followed Sonny, has a great Tony Williams- > like voice and is still singing. I think he was with them when we worked opposite them in '75. (I remember joking with the girl - who looked about 25 - and asking her how old she was on "Only You.") Thanks for the info! gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 02:16:36 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: The Barons / Peter Anders Steve: > Hello! Can somebody from this group do me a favor and > play this track to musica, please? > It was on a Japanese CD "Phil Spector Masterpieces Vol. 2" Hi Steve - The only info (in English) reads 'The Barons "(I Just Go) Wild Inside" (Spector - Poncia - Andreoli)', but I believe the 45 is from 1964 on Imperial 66057. It's a lively little number, not dissimilar to the DC5's "Glad All Over". The song was loosely recycled the following year, minus the stomping and the male vocals, surfacing as "Mary Ann" (Honey Love and the Lovenotes, Cameo 380). Sticking with Peter Andreoli, I'm pleased to see that "Sunrise Highway" found its way on to the Complete Buddah Chart Singles, Vol 1 - http://tinyurl.com/alqqz - (wish they had included Len Barry's "Diggin' Life".) And for completists.... although the flip side, "Baby Baby", is a throwaway song, it does have a certain charm. As musica is brim full of goodies right now, I've left both tracks at http://www.amajor.com/audio PC -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 06:52:54 -0000 From: Stephen C. Propes Subject: Re: 'legal' Platters Richard F: > Just remember that all the original members are dead except > for Herb Reed and he was the bass singer. The singer who replaced > the original lead, Tony Williams, is Sonny Turner; I believe he was > enjoined from using the name. Monroe Powell followed Sonny, has a > great Tony Williams-like voice and is still singing. Are you saying that Zola Taylor is dead? If so, when and where did this occur? Personally, I don't believe this. As I've not heard details of her passing, I think that 2 members - Reed and Taylor - are both with us. And she was an original. Steve -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 03:00:51 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: The Hardy Boys + 3 Dave Monroe: > I know somebody who's interviewing one of The Hardy Boys + 3 ... > anyone have any pertinent comments or questions? Or even > information? Gary Myers: > Reed Kailing of Milwaukee's Destinations was one of the Hardy Boys, > and the Destinations are covered in my book, Do You Hear That Beat. I think Chicago's Happy Day played the music for the RCA Lp tracks and singles. Bill Traut production for Dunwich. I'd like to know how it was recording for Dunwich? Who was in those production studios at that time? Did they ever meet up with the archies?? :) Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 18:41:56 -0700 From: Rex Strother Subject: "Jersey Boys" - Bermuda Boycott As publisher of "Bermuda" - I waited late into the night for a call from the Jersey Boys production company. No luck - "Bermuda" didn't make the cut. I'll have to boycott on principle. Hahahaha. And damn. Rex Strother -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 18:08:58 -0800 From: Dennis Hoban Subject: Re: Rhino Girl Groups Box Set SP: > Is anyone curious as to why the "GIRL GROUPS" box set from Rhino > features the following artists. Cher... Carole King... Lulu... > Maxine Brown... Lesley Gore... Dusty Springfield... Connie Francis > and a whole lot more solo artists.... I tried to get the producers > at Rhino to include one or two tracks of the "Carrie Nations." (The > fictitious female group from Russ Meyer's "Beyond the Valley of the > Dolls.").... Right on! (to use an oft-overused phrase from my childhood) The Carrie Nations were the almost the only reason to look for a ST album from that movie. Strawberrry Alarm Clock and the Sandpipers also contributed tunes to this classic. Rockin'and reelin' from carpet to ceilin' Blessings Dennis -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 03:17:24 -0000 From: Paul Subject: Re: 'legal' Platters Not to get into too much of a legal thing here but there are only three legitimate Platters still living-Zola Taylor (who has long retired from singing due to health problems), Herb Reed and Sonny Turner. Herb Reed yes can thankfully use the name. Sonny I believe has to call himself Sonny Turner and The Platters Revue or some variation of that. But now here's some great news starting next year-Sonny Turner is going to be touring with Herb Reed and his group!! That is going to be so awesome!! The last two legit male Platters still alive and singing together!! Their first gig is going to be January 15 at Mohegan Sun in Ct. on an all star lineup including my dear friends The Dixie Cups, Cathy Jean and The Roomates, The Cleftones, & The Original Drifters Charlie Thomas and Bill Pinkney,Jay Black and many others. Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 23:05:52 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Darla Hood As promised, now at Probe are two Darla Hood sides, "My Quiet Village" and "I Pledge Allegiance." Enjoyable goofy stuff, if you ask me. Even goofier is another track I recently added, the Arbors' very twisted version of "Hey Joe." (All, mind you, have been reclaimed from cassette, so are a bit on the hissy side, yet still quite listenable.) Dig, --Phil M. http://www.philxmilstein.com/probe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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