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Spectropop - Digest Number 2152



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There are 12 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Joe South
           From: Artie Wayne 
      2. Re: Joe South
           From: Gary Myers 
      3. Kim Fowley
           From: Martin Roberts 
      4. Re: Kim Weston
           From: Frank M 
      5. Christmas is the time to be with the Orchids
           From: Mick Patrick 
      6. Re: Looking for a song
           From: Dean Harris 
      7. Re: Motown covers . . . good 'n' bad
           From: Paul Oliverio 
      8. Joe South & Bob Dylan
           From: Paul Oliverio 
      9. Re: Kim Fowley
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     10. Re: Joe South "The Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor"
           From: Richard Fannan 
     11. Re: Looking for a song
           From: Roy Clough 
     12. Re: Christmas is the time to be with the Orchids
           From: Rob Indart 


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________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 09:26:19 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Joe South Regina...How ya'doin'? It's about time somebody brought up Joe South. His influence in pop and country music in the 60's and 70's was immense. In 1970, when I was general manager of Viva music [soon to be bought by Warner Brothers music], I made it a point to meet every song writer, artist and producer whom I admired in the music buisness. Although I was now getting covers on other peoples songs, in my heart I was still a singer/songwriter/ producer, and used my position to get around those who were making the hits...hoping some of the magic would rub off. I remember having breakfast with Joe South, at the Continental Hyatt House in Hollywood, when he was on a promotional tour for his own record, "Walk a Mile in My Shoes". [Still one of my favorites.] I had a chance to tell him how much his writing had inspired me, "I Never promised you a Rose Garden", "Down in the Boondocks", and how innovative I thought his productions were. He appreciated being appreciated [as we all do]. As we were starting to discuss the unique modern rhythyms he used behind his Country flavored songs, we were joined by Dennis St.John who played drums on all of Joe's hits, as well as most of the hits made in Atlanta. We all shared a lot of stories and had a good old time! I'll tell you, it was hard to come down to earth and go back to my office. Regards, Artie Wayne P.S. I'd be honored if you dropped by my updated website and signed my new guestbook http://artiewayne.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 10:35:08 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Joe South Regina Litman on Joe South: > Some of the songs by others that he wrote: > "Down In The Boondocks", "I Knew You When", "Hush", "Heart's > Desire" ... Another one is Billy Harner's "She's Almost You", which charted in L.A. gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 20:44:47 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Kim Fowley S'pop Projects announced: > 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: > http://www.spectropop.com/KimFowley/index.htm > Enjoy, Thanks to Spectropop for a thoroughly entertaining, informative and great looking interview with Kim Fowley. Kingsley has written an excellent intro that describes and prepares us for the multi talented and faceted Mr. Fowley. However, I'm sure it doesn't go nearly far enough in describing just how wonderful Kim Fowley is, to please Mr. Fowley that is, but love him or loathe him you have to admire him. Of course with Mr. Fowley all Kingsley has to do is suggest an area of discussion and Kim does the rest. Hes full of knowledge, insight, opinions, great, great stories of music, the world and everything (according to Fowley). Can he talk or what?! Strewth if he were on the other end of the line selling insurance, bank loans or his latest hit record, whatever he's pushing you'd have to buy it. Record collector, Benoit Conte compiled a discography of Kim Fowley's record releases and its positively Nitzschean in its breadth and diversity. Sadly it doesn't seem to have been published anywhere. The records mentioned on Kim's site only scratch the surface. I think Kim maybe right, it doesn't matter how much praise is piled on his head, he deserves more! I recently picked up a 45 on Rendezvous by Jolly Joker written and produced by Kim Fowley and Jerry Riopelle. Owing quite a bit to Chubby Checker and a possible inspiration to Round Robin:-) Its a lot of fun and is now playing at musica. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 20:28:46 +0000 From: Frank M Subject: Re: Kim Weston S'pop Projects wrote: > New @ S'pop Recommends > Kim Weston "The Motown Anthology" > Check it out: > http://www.spectropop.com/recommends/index2005.htm#KimWeston > Enjoy, > The S'pop Team I discover great records each time I play Kim Weston's double Cd "The Motown Anthology". Start dropping hints re Christmas gifts. FrankM -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 20:01:00 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Christmas is the time to be with the Orchids Their debut 45 was surely bespoke in heaven for girl group connoisseurs, pairing, as it did, rare and fabulous compositions by those beloved and legendary husband and wife songwriting teams Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry and Carole King & Gerry Goffin. "That Boy Is Messing Up My Mind" was previously a standout number on the album by Greenwich-led group the Raindrops, while THE ORCHIDS' version of "The Harlem Tango" is the only known recording of the song, guaranteeing the disc a very high collectability status. Before moving to the Roulette label in 1965 for a final release cut with producer Teddy Randazzo, the young quintet delivered two further singles on Columbia, including the rare delight of a girl group Christmas record. That seasonal offering is now playing at musica: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica Details are: The Orchids "Christmas Is The Time To Be With Your Baby" (Columbia 4-43175, 1964); written by Joey Brooks; arranged, conducted and produced by Lor Crane. Does anyone know the names of the Orchids' members? I asked Ellie Greenwich once if she remembered the group. She replied, "Of course I do!" But then we got sidetracked talking about Myrna March and Bert Berns. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 16:52:58 -0000 From: Dean Harris Subject: Re: Looking for a song Jason wrote: > Hi, I'm looking for the song "Sailing With My Dreamboat" but > I don't know who recorded it. If anyone can tell me I can look > for the 45. Thanks :-) My sources tell me this was recorded by Lilian Brooks and released by MGM, backed with a tune called My Man Pete. I don't know the year of this release. I haven't actually heard this tune, so that's as much info as I have. Best o' luck! -Dean -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 11:32:39 -0800 (PST) From: Paul Oliverio Subject: Re: Motown covers . . . good 'n' bad An atrocity >>This Old Heart of Mine<< covered by Rod Stewart. If that wasn't bad enough. I googled the song title. It links to 40,000+ sites but Rod Stewart is listed in the first site. The extraordinary thing about the original is that it gave the Isley Brothers three distinct classics covering, effectively, three generations: "Shout," "Twist & Shout," and then, with Motown Magic, "This Old Heart of Mine." -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 11:23:10 -0800 (PST) From: Paul Oliverio Subject: Joe South & Bob Dylan Not only was Joe South a session musician on BLONDE ON BLONDE but the original bi-fold album jacket had a photo of him. If Mr. Dylan ever decides to do a cover album maybe on his 75th birthday I hope it includes Down in the Boondocks. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 11:27:36 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Kim Fowley S'pop Projects wrote: > "I am trained to make magnificent records ... I just do it!" > An Interview With Kim Fowley > by Kingsley Abbott > http://www.spectropop.com/KimFowley/index.htm One further thought on Kim Fowley: has any Spectrocentric artist amassed a more extensive discography? I doubt anyone else even comes close, and I take pity on the poor schmoe collector who fancies himself a Fowley completist! Dig, dig, and keep digging, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 13:57:50 -0800 From: Richard Fannan Subject: Re: Joe South "The Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor" Brent Cash: > Since Joe South is in the news here, I thought I'd bring up > a zany one by him called "The Purple People Eater Meets The > Witch Doctor". It's on NRC (National Recording Corp.) and is > exactly what the title sounds like it would be. The writing > credits a team of J.P. Richardson-R.Johnson. So, perhaps The > Big Bopper had his hand in this one? It's absolutely hilarious, > and, fittingly, the edge of the vinyl is severly warped. The > flip is written by Joe, "My Fondest Memories" and published by, > of course, Lowery Music Co.Inc. That song was originally the "A" side of a release by the Big Bopper. The "B" side was Chantilly Lace. The A side flopped and disc jockeys started playing Chantilly Lace. Mercury then released Chantilly Lace as the A side single with a different song on the flip. As a kid, I had bought the record for Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor after hearing it on the radio once. I was pleasantly surprised when, several months later, the flip side became the huge hit. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 22:03:53 -0000 From: Roy Clough Subject: Re: Looking for a song Jason wrote: > Hi, I'm looking for the song "Sailing With My Dreamboat" but > I don't know who recorded it. If anyone can tell me I can look > for the 45. Thanks :-) Dean Harris: > My sources tell me this was recorded by Lilian Brooks and > released by MGM, backed with a tune called My Man Pete. I don't > know the year of this release. I haven't actually heard this > tune, so that's as much info as I have. Best o' luck! Link below has the record for sale: http://tinyurl.com/co4qb -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 16:38:33 -0500 From: Rob Indart Subject: Re: Christmas is the time to be with the Orchids Mick Patrick on the Orchids: > Before moving to the Roulette label in 1965 for a final > release cut with producer Teddy Randazzo, the young quintet > delivered two further singles on Columbia, including the > rare delight of a girl group Christmas record. That seasonal > offering is now playing at musica: > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica Does anybody know what records did the Orchids cut with Teddy Randazzo? The only Roulette recordings I have are the ones Teddy did with Derek Martin which are great in their own right!!! Regards, Rob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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