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Spectropop - Digest Number 2150

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Kim Fowley
           From: S'pop Projects 
      2. Kim Weston's mother-in-law
           From: Mick Patrick 
      3. Scram Holiday Madness Sale
           From: Kim Cooper 
      4. Help identify an artist
           From: Diane 
      5. Always Magic in the Air author Ken Emerson
           From: Laura Pinto 
      6. Re: Alain Barriere on CD
           From: Ayrton Mugnaini 
      7. Zager And Evans/Larry Buchanan tie-in?
      8. Motown artiste Tom Clay
           From: Paul Rusling 
      9. Re: Help identify an artist
           From: Julio Niño 
     10. Re: workin' it with the Fourmost Authority
           From: Peter Lerner 
     11. Re: Joe South, The Results, etc.
           From: Davie Gordon 

________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 18:57:35 -0000 From: S'pop Projects Subject: Kim Fowley Previously: > The fact that he was, either variously or simultaneously, > a rock'n'roll anarchist, Dadaist, hustler, B.S. artist, > Sybarite, namedropper and foole should not deter us from > the realization that Kim Fowley was also one talented > mofo. He could start and finish half a dozen sessions in > the time it took Phil Spector to set up his drum mics ... New @ S'pop "I am trained to make magnificent records ... I just do it!" An Interview With Kim Fowley by Kingsley Abbott Check it out here: Enjoy, The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 23:11:04 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Kim Weston's mother-in-law Previously: > New @ S'pop Recommends > Kim Weston "The Motown Anthology" > Check it out: > An excerpt: > Kim's main producer was her husband, Mickey Stevenson, about > whom, she told us, "I had big arguments in the studio because > he always wanted me to sing the way he wanted me to." However, > she also worked with Holland-Dozier-Holland, Smokey Robinson, > Ronald White (of the Miracles), Norman Whitfield, Bob Hamilton, > Ivy Jo Hunter and Hank Cosby. Outstanding examples of their > collaborations are all included here. Thanks for the review, David. Kim was one of Motown's top talents, but she never got the breaks - shame. After years of complaining about them sitting on masses of unreleased material, Universal UK's "Motown Anthology" series is a dream come true for Motown fans. All power to them, even if their booklets are too challenging for most presbyopes. My copy of the Kim Weston set is on order. In the meantime, I'm getting stuck into "More Mellow Cats & Kittens" featuring four tracks by Kitty Stevenson, Kim Weston's mother-in-law. Those deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep into Motown or with a taste for '50s R&B can read more about this CD and hear some sound bites here: Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 12:04:00 -0800 From: Kim Cooper Subject: Scram Holiday Madness Sale We at Scram have lost our minds. Our noodles are fulla doodles, and that's why for a limited time we are offering the following insanely crazy deals on the journal of unpopular culture that's not afraid to ask Emitt Rhodes what was REALLY going on backstage in the Palace Guard (shudder). DEAL #Uno--Subscribe your friends, three for the price of two. That's right, when you purchase any two Scram subscriptions, you get a third one free. Renew yourself or a pal, and provide names and addresses for two more friends to get four issues of Scramtastic joy in the months ahead. See subscription prices and more info here: DEAL #The Other One--Pay $25, get a priority flat rate envelope stuffed with Scrams. (Non-US customers, it's $33.) How many Scrams fit in a flat rate envelope? Around 9, give or take. Please state if you want Denny Eichhorn's Real Stuff book in place of some of the Scrams. All Scram Holiday Madness Sale prices are valid through December 30, 2005. Payments can be made by check, money order or cash to Kim Cooper, PO Box 31227, LA CA 90031, or via paypal to scram @ scrammagazine . com. Please note what you are ordering and all subscription addresses and instructions, and include the words "I'M GLAD SCRAM'S GONE INSANE!" -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 00:24:36 -0000 From: Diane Subject: Help identify an artist Hello Popsters, I am hoping someone can tell me who did the song with the lyrics: "That's life. What's life? - A magazine. Well, how much does it cost? It costs 20 cents. But I only got a nickel. Oh, oh, that's life." I know I can count on this crew to come through! Thanks!!! Diane aka HurdyGurl -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 00:03:02 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: Always Magic in the Air author Ken Emerson Hi folks, Many thanks to Sandi and Bill for letting us all know about Ken Emerson, author of 'Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era,' being interviewed on WFMU this past Sunday. I listened to the broadcast via the Web and enjoyed it a great deal, especially the rare tracks that were played during the interview. For those of you who missed it or would like to revisit it, the show is currently archived on this page: Ken Emerson has been in contact with me and is looking to promote the book in any way he can, especially with phone interviews for newsprint, radio and news media. If there are any newspaper editors, reporters, radio program directors and/ or disk jockeys among you interested in touching base with Ken for this purpose, please email me offlist and I will pass along the information to him. Thanks, Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 21:49:37 -0300 (ART) From: Ayrton Mugnaini Subject: Re: Alain Barriere on CD Hello everybody! Peter Andreasen wrote: > Anyone with recomendations on how or where to get a CD with > original 60s tracks like "Elle était si jolie" from Alain > Barriere. I am pretty disapointed by all those re-cuts that > seems to be repacked again and again... Well, here is at least one. Alain Barriere - Plus Je T`Entends Cheerio, Ayrton -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 18:24:36 -0500 From: Subject: Zager And Evans/Larry Buchanan tie-in? Greetings, A friend is working on a book about the films of strange movie director, Larry Buchanan. There's a 60s pop music-related idea he's trying to decipher. He wrote this to me: I am trying to decide if Zager & Evans might have got the title of their 1969 hit "In the Year 2525" from Larry Buchanan's 1967 film "In the Year 2889". The online bios of Z&E state that they wrote the song in either 1967 or 1968, and recorded it IN TEXAS sometime in 1968. If so, it may just be a coincidence, or maybe the recording studio in Texas was somehow related to one of Buchanan's enterprises. (A film recording studio or something???) Larry Buchanan's film, "In the Year 2889", was made in 1967, **in Texas** of course, but probably didn't make it to TV until 1968. (It was released directly to TV.) My two questions are: 1/ How specifically can we pinpoint when "2525" was FIRST recorded, on TRUTH records, in TEXAS? 2/ This one's more tricky: Can we verify that Zager & Evans were using the "In the Year 2525" title for this first, regional release, or were they calling it "Exordium & Terminus" at that time? Perhaps RCA added the "2525" name for their national release? Any info greatly appreciated! I want to mention something about this interesting bit of sympatico in the book, but I don't want to suggest anything that cannot be corroborated.- Rob C. *_*_* Please send any responses to to me (or the group so all can see) and I'll forward them to him. Thanx, Mark Hill < > -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 23:20:23 +0000 From: Paul Rusling Subject: Motown artiste Tom Clay Speaking of covers, well-known Detroit radio DJ Tom Clay, best known for his single "What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham Martin And John") did a superb version of "Baby I Need Your Lovin", a Mowest single c.1972, backed with "Whatever Happened To Love'. This guy should have been a singer -- he puts more emotion into the dialogue than i ever heard. Well, he made a few records, and they were POP, with superb production, so may I ask, "What on earth happened to Tom Clay?" Most grateful for any responses. Paul Rusling -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 11:35:49 -0000 From: Julio Niño Subject: Re: Help identify an artist Diane asked: > I am hoping someone can tell me who did the song with > the lyrics: > "That's life. > What's life? - A magazine. > Well, how much does it cost? > It costs 20 cents. > But I only got a nickel. > Oh, oh, that's life... Hola Diane, "That's Life (That's Tough)", by Gabriel & The Angels (Swann 4118, 1962). It's included in "Midnight Cryin' Time", an irresistible compilation full of angst, sexual frustration, desperation and death. I'm going to have breakfast. I also feel desperate, anxious and dead (at least I'm too dazed for feeling sexually frustrated) before having my daily dose of coffee. Chao, Julio Niño -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 11:37:53 -0000 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: workin' it with the Fourmost Authority Davie L. Gordon wrote: > The Fourmost Authority had another single on GNP 403 issued > around 12/68 but credited to The Foremost Authority. The A-side > was a Dick Torst song "Childhood Friends" which had been recorded > earlier by both The Yellow Payges (on UNI, 6/68) and Teddy & The > Patches (on Tower, 7/68). > I'm sure the group were American - the full writer credits for "Dance, > Dance" and its b-side are Ronald Craig Karp, Lloyd Whelchel and Theron > Holloway." I have the 45 (GNP 403). It's "Woe Is Me", written by Craig Karp, produced by Dick Parker and Dick Torst. This sounds American to me, and is not the UK Fourmost. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 11:35:41 -0000 From: Davie Gordon Subject: Re: Joe South, The Results, etc. Mick Patrick asked: > 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) Hi Mick, the Apt single's actually from 1965. THE RESULTS (Apt 25094) (BB 10-30-65) 45-15194 I Might As Well Forget Him (Tommy Roe) 45-15195 Untie Me (Joe South) Prod: Joe South for Tommy Roe Enterprises THE RESULTS (Philips 40402) (10-66) PHW38004 Funky (Tommy Roe) PHW..... Need Your Love ( ? ) Prod: Joe South > 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 looks very likely, as they were possibly managed by Tommy Roe. Apt was a subsidiary of ABC, who had a lot of Bill Lowery's acts, including Tommy Roe himself and The Tams. I've no idea who the group members were. > It's been suggested to me that the group might have > included South's sister, or was it Tommy Roe's sister? I think the group which included Joe South's sister was The Believers. They get credited on a few of Joe's Capitol singles. The Believers were around at the same time as The Results, so I'm inclined to think they're a different team, however I haven't heard of any these so maybe somebody who has the records can comment. 07/65 THE BELIEVERS (Apt 25083) (BB 7-10-65) So Fine (Johnny Otis) Hiding Place (Joe South) Prod: Joe South 03/67 BARBARA and THE BELIEVERS (Capitol 5866) What Can happen To Me Now (T. South, B. South) When You Wish Upon A Star Prod: none credited T. South is Joe South's brother, Tommy, B. South is Barbara South, their sister. 11/66 BARBARA SOUTH (Capitol 5792) He's My Hero (Joe South) The Boy Before You (Bobby Russell) Prod: Joe South There's at least one other Believers' single 08/68 THE BELIEVERS (Capitol 2253) Soul Raga Cooking (Joe South) Soul Raga - Simmerin (Joe South) Prod: Joe South If I remember rightly this was an instrumental single, so it's probably a case of Joe recycling the name for, intially a studio group who did the 'Soul Raga ...' single, and then for his studio/road band. Tommy South, who died around 1969, was probably in this group. > Anyone know more? As for hard facts about who was actually in the two groups, no, but I think we're headed in the right direction. Nice to see Joe South get a name check. He is a huge talent, who was amazingly prolific in the sixties. I did some research on his credits some months ago, but maybe it's time for another update. Finally, another girl group he worked with, on Columbia, was Ovella & The Overtures. I haven't heard their record but I've a feeling it was discussed a few years ago -- sounds like one of Jeff Lemlich's :). A search of the Spectropop archives might turn up some more info. Davie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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