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There are 8 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Joe South & The Results
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Re: Mousie & the Traps
           From: James Holvay 
      3. Jimmy Walker 0f the Knickerbockers, etc
           From: Katy Ivy 
      4. Re: Orphelia McFall / Ophelia McCall
           From: Stephen C. Propes 
      5. Re: Searching
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      6. current Beach Boys line-up
           From: Susan 
      7. Brian Wilson on TV
           From: Bill Mulvy 
      8. Re: Motown covers . . . good 'n' bad
           From: Various 


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________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 21:03:38 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Joe South & The Results Any Atlanta experts out there? Hope so, 'cos I'm in need of someone who can give me the low-down on a girl group named the Results. They released two 45s in 1966: "Untie Me" b/w "I Might As Well Forget Him" (Apt 25094) "Funky" b/w "Need Your Love" (Philips 40402) Their Apt 45, a copy of which I have recently acquired at considerable expense, is particularly fabulous, in a "Shangri-Las down south" style. I'm told their version of the Tams' "Untie Me" has "gone northern". As they were produced by Joe South, who also wrote the bulk of their songs, I presume the girls were from the Bill Lowery stable and Atlanta-based. It's been suggested to me that the group might have included South's sister, or was it Tommy Roe's sister. Anyone know more? Now, if I could just find myself a bargain priced copy of the Witches on Bang . . . Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2005 06:10:45 -0800 From: James Holvay Subject: Re: Mousie & the Traps Simon White: > James, it blows my mind that here you are telling us about > (Mousie & the Traps)! It has to be said though that the record > is one of the reasons I slowed down on collecting the "Toddlin > Town" label releases because it's a relatively expensive record > here in the UK. Therefore I never got the 45. But one day.... Simon: I wish I had saved more but at the time, who knew? Thank God, I've saved one copy for myself. James -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 18:33:02 -0000 From: Katy Ivy Subject: Jimmy Walker 0f the Knickerbockers, etc Hi everybody! I'm a new member of Spectropop and I thought you would be interested to know about some interviews I've done recently for Beverly Paterson who's the editor of "Twist & Shake" magazine. Beverly has conducted an interview with Mike Lassandro, drummer of The Tea Company and I spoke with Craig Moore of GONN fame a few weeks ago. You can find them both posted on Beverly's homepage at hometown.aol.com/bpater1032 Some more interviews by Beverly will be following shortly ... Idles Of March lead singer & guitarist Jim Peterik + Peter Rechter of the Australian band Peter & The Silhouettes who later became The Tol-Puddle Martyrs. Coming up soon as well, a 90 minutes conversation I had last week with Jimmy Walker. As most of you probably know, Jimmy was The Knickerbockers'drummer and also the lead singer on several songs. He later joined The Righteous Brothers and recorded the album "Rebirth". One track called "Woman, Man Needs Ya" from this album can be found on the recent Righteous Brothers "Gold" album on Polydor. Over the following decades, he played in various bands including Oasis, and Hot Street with guitarist Bruce Conte, ex-Tower of Power. Jimmy has a very interesting story to tell and he's also a very nice guy. I'll keep you posted! Thanks. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 18:17:30 -0000 From: Stephen C. Propes Subject: Re: Orphelia McFall / Ophelia McCall Hasse Huss: > In addition to being released on Concert Room and Saturn, Orphelia > McFall's 'He's Never There' / 'Did You Know' came out on Dick > Hugg's Essar label (Essar 1008), also in 1962. To confuse things even further, the above referenced title also came out on Saturn 403, the same label on which the Concert Room by Dick Dale was also issued. The parties were Dick "Huggy Boy" Hugg, Jimmy Madden and Danny Flores, the lattter two both involved in Saturn. I know and have interviewed all three guys at length, but getting such a precise story is pretty much not possible, as all three are in very advanced years and the Concert Room story was never at the forefront of their conciousness. Madden did tell me, and I think Dale has confirmed this, that he was called in for the session as a vocalist, and sang the song over a track, and it's not exactly his favorite work. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if he'd destroy any copy presented to him. But even knowing these guys, I can't pin down who did what first, or what label had it first. Hope I cleared up everything. Steve -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 15:18:35 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Searching Hi Artie, > How ya' doin'? Does anybody have an e-mail address for my old > pals Van Dyke Parks, Bruce Johnson or Ronnie Haffkine. VDP can be reached through his website, http://vandykeparks.com/. The homepage there lists his EMA as vandykeparks@comcast.net . Dig, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 17:34:48 EST From: Susan Subject: current Beach Boys line-up Mike Edwards writes: > I'm looking forward to the show as the pics seem to indicate > that Adrian Baker is in the line up. Don't you believe it; Adrian hasn't toured with the touring Beach Boys for a year or more. Instead, get pumped for Randell Kirsch, whose falsetto and guitar playing will have you wondering what you ever saw in Adrian! And that's not a knock on Baker...just a huge kudos to Randell! Susan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2005 21:59:22 -0600 From: Bill Mulvy Subject: Brian Wilson on TV Brian Wilson will be appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday night, December 6th. Bill Mulvy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2005 20:05:52 -0000 From: Various Subject: Re: Motown covers . . . good 'n' bad Simon White wrote: > The mind boggles a bit at the thought of Beryl (Marsden) doing > ("Let's Go Somewhere"), Howard! One from me is something that's > been discussed briefly here before: Val Palmer "Back In My Arms > Again" (Twin Hits). Val is obviously an accomplished singer, and > the version is interesting. She keeps up with the personalised > "How can Mary tell me what to do / Flo, she don't know" lines > even though, errrr ... she's not not The Supremes. And she > sounds nothing like Diana Ross, either. If there's room I will > play it to musica, as they say in these parts. I hear Beryl's "When the Lovelight starts Shining thru' his Eyes" is a Brit Girl classic and Val Palmer sounds interesting. "Put Yourself in my Place" by Jan Panter is a whopper but "You Can't Hurry Love" by Phil Collins is not too good. Mark Maldwyn ---------------------------------------------------------------- I just found a great one: Timothy Wilson singing "Love Is Like An Itchin' In My Heart". A breath of fresh air on a dusty overplayed one. Jimmy Botticelli ---------------------------------------------------------------- Previously: > Good: Vanilla Fudge's remake of one of the Supremes' 1966 > "Yuke" songs, "YouK eep Me Hanging On". I liked the style of it and all, but, to me, the chord changes are much for effective in the (original) major key, as opposed to the minor key done by VF (although the melody works either way). gem ---------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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