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Spectropop - Digest Number 2159

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There are 14 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Deano
           From: Mark Maldwyn 
      2. Re: Jean DuShon > Lifeguards
           From: Mick Patrick 
      3. Re: The Isley Brothers make Artie wanna SHOUT!
           From: Hans Huss 
      4. Is Nino Tempo actually Stan Getz?
           From: Anna S 
      5. Re: King Kong of a Kwestion
           From: Frank M 
      6. Re: King Kong of a Kwestion
           From: Mark Maldwyn 
      7. Re: the Diane Ray mystery: Diane Renay - Diane Ray - Dyna Rae
           From: Lyn Nuttall 
      8. Re: King Kong of a Kwestion
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      9. Re: Deano Wilson / "Please Don't Talk To The Lifeguard"
           From: Alan V Karr 
     10. Ciao Baby - help!
           From: Randy 
     11. Danny Williams R. I. P.
           From: Alan V Karr 
     12. It's Christmas!
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
     13. New Kingsmen book / Louie, Louie me gotta' go
           From: Artie Wayne 
     14. The Isley Brothers make everyone wanna SHOUT!
           From: Paul Oliverio 

________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 20:13:42 -0000 From: Mark Maldwyn Subject: Re: Deano John Frederick Brown wrote: > Recently I met a young lady, Gemma, in my hometown who says her > mom was "Deano" Wilson, a British teen singer of the 1960s who > charted a couple of Columbia UK 45s. In Britain she was known > as "The With-It Girl", and she did some modelling and TV > appearances alongside Tom Jones, Englebert, the Stones, etc. Is this the same Deano who won Opportunity Knocks, came from Tiger Bay and was the petite artist who recorded "I'm in Love with a Gonk" and "What's the Matter with the Matador?" according to "That Will Never Happen Again" fanzine and "Dream Babes" vol.? Mark M -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 20:55:00 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Jean DuShon > Lifeguards Ash: > One of my favourite female records is by Jean DuShon, a real > double A-sider for sure: "It Won't Stop Hurtin' Me" backed > with "Look The Other Way," on the Lenox label from around > 1963. Both are fantastic tunes in the Northern/ Belgium > Popcorn style. I totally agree, that's a mighty fine two-sider. > From all reports Jean was very attractive, but I have yet to > see a picture of her. You must've missed this recent announcement: Oliver Penn: > New Yahoo Group started for soul, jazz and Broadway star, > Jean DuShon. Miss DuShon is distinguished by being the first > artist to record the legendary classic, "For Once In My > Life." She was born and raised in Detroit and started > appearing in nightclubs at the tender age of 16: > There are some gorgeous photos available to view if you join. Mark Maldwyn wrote: > Diane Ray's version of "Please Don't Talk To The Lifeguard" > is fine as is Andrea Carroll's version which I find more > 'experimental'. Whose recording came first? Me: > Andrea's version came out on Epic 9450 in 1961. Diane's was > released two years later on Mercury 72117. My vote goes to > Diane, but I like 'em both when I'm in the mood for that > perky sound. Phil M: > Skeeter Davis recorded a version, as well. Indeed she did. In fact, I like it even better than the two mentioned above. It's contained on Skeeter's terrific "The Pop Hits" CD, which Jeffery Kennedy reviewed for the S'pop Recommends section a while back. Read that review here: And find a full track list complete with soundbites here: Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 14:09:52 -0800 (PST) From: Hans Huss Subject: Re: The Isley Brothers make Artie wanna SHOUT! Artie Wayne wrote: > Hasse...How ya' doin'? The Isley brothers...You know they make > me wanna SHOUT!!! I met Ronald, Rudolf and O'Kelly Isley at > an Alan Freed Rock and Roll show in 1959, when they signed my > high school yearbook. The next time I saw them was in London > 1964, when we all were staying at the infamous Madison Hotel, > right off of Hyde Park. Artie, Thanks for sharing that great story with us. The Isleys make me wanna shout, too. Hard to say which part of their long career is the best, they all have their moments. The big hits, of course, but also some of the more obscure tracks: 'Standing On The Dance Floor' for Atlantic; the original 'Who's That Lady' for United Artists; 'I Guess I'll Always Love You' and the great cover of 'Nowhere To Run' for Motown; largely forgotten T-Neck tracks like 'Lay-Away' and 'Hurry Up And Wait' are all wonderful. Don't think the Isleys performed much in Europe at all, but I did see them in L.A. in 1974 - around the time of 'Highways Of My Life' and 'Summer Breeze' - it was a great show. To think that I bought 'Midnight Mary' all those years ago and here we are, thanks to Spectropop, chatting in cyber space. Astonishing... Keep those posts coming! I'm off to sign your guest book... Hasse Huss -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 21:37:17 -0000 From: Anna S Subject: Is Nino Tempo actually Stan Getz? I was looking at a Stan Getz information website that had some sort of link to Wikipedia, which I understand has been having problems with people putting false info on it. Much to my shock, a jokester had stated that "Nino Tempo" is actually a pseudonym for Stan Getz! I guess that Carol LoTempio ("April Stevens") would be very surprised to find out that her duo partner/brother was Stan Getz, not Nino!! Anna S. (To view this strange entry, go to "Google" and type in a search for Nino Tempo in Wikipedia). -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 22:14:36 +0000 From: Frank M Subject: Re: King Kong of a Kwestion Artie Wayne: > In each song King Kong is mentioned by name. I wonder if anyone > out there knows of any other songs where they give the King a > shout-out? I though Kong was mentioned on this song but the Bonzos give the credit to a session gorilla on vox humana on "The Intro and the Outro". FrankM -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 20:24:04 -0000 From: Mark Maldwyn Subject: Re: King Kong of a Kwestion Artie Wayne: > In each song King Kong is mentioned by name. I wonder if anyone > out there knows of any other songs where they give the King a > shout-out? King Kong by Dory Previn from her musical/album "Mary C. Brown and the Hollywood Sign". Mark Maldwyn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 21:22:57 -0000 From: Lyn Nuttall Subject: Re: the Diane Ray mystery: Diane Renay - Diane Ray - Dyna Rae Re: Ronnie Allen on Diane Ray's origins: Paul Scott's reply to Ronnie's question at the forum suggests a solution: there may have been confusion with an Aussie country singer called Dyna Rae who has indeed worked around Ipswich in Queensland. Diane Renay - Diane Ray - Dyna Rae (I even found myself typing 'Renay instead of 'Ray' above!). Well, I guess this post and Paul's will ensure that the three names are henceforth linked via Google searches. [Speaking of confusion, Ronnie, I'm honoured to be referred to as a 'lady' (you could've used any number of other less flattering synonyms!) but in fact I'm a bloke: kind of like Australia's answer to the Boy Named Sue.] The strange case of The Strangeloves' reverse case did occur to me. And there have been instances of Aussie actors, especially, claiming to be American in order to secure roles in the States. In fact, the writers of NYPD Blue wrote such a deception into the background of one of their characters when they found out the actress playing the part had done just that! Lyn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 16:42:17 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: King Kong of a Kwestion Artie Wayne asked: > I wonder if anyone out there knows of any other songs where > they give the King a shout-out? Artie, how ya doin'? Here's a little Kongography I whipped together. Dig, --Phil M. "King Kong": Big T Tyler (Aladdin 3384. 1957) Al Elias (Payson 103, 1958) Orlie & The Saints (Bandbox 253, 1961) Chris Barber (Laurie 3154, 1963) Nino Tempo & April Stevens (Atco 6368, 1965; also Atco 6410, 1966) Kinks (Reprise 1094, 1972) Electric Ladies (Mainstream 5556, 1974) Bill Mack (Little Richie 1021 (also Orange Blossom 711), 1977) "Konga Joe": Arch Hall (Signature 12014, 1959) "King Kong's Monkey": Gary U.S. Bonds (Legrand 1031, 1964) "King Kong Theme": Maury Laws (Epic 10069, 1966) "King Kong," Pts. 1 & 2: Jimmy Castor Bunch (Atlantic 3295, 1975) "King Kong (Your Song)": Bobby Pickett & Peter Ferrara (Polydor 14361, 1976) "The Kong Family": Slim Jim (Laurie 3572, 1971; also Laurie 3649, 1976) "Theme From King Kong" (Pts. 1 & 2): Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century 2325, 1976) "Main Theme From King Kong": Roger Williams (MCA 40669, 1976) "King Kong's Back In Town": Vast Majority (D & M Sound 74508, 1977) "Kong": Dickie Goodman (Shock 6, 1977) "Old King Kong": George Jones (Epic 50385, 1977) Marty Brown (MCA 54177, 1991) "To Woo Lady Kong": Chas Jankel (A&M 2590, 1983) "King Kong Blues": Back Porch Boys (Apollo 392, 19??) "The Ballad Of King Kong": Rare Essence (Major 1001, 19??) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 06:26:52 -0000 From: Alan V Karr Subject: Re: Deano Wilson / "Please Don't Talk To The Lifeguard" ...looking over my copy of Paul Pelletier's 1986 guide to Columbia/Decca/HMV singles I spy (As/Bs may be reversed) just 4... Deano Columbia DB 7728 Just A Child In This World/Little Miss With-It (1965) Columbia DB 7898 Starlight, Starbright/I'm So Happy Columbia DB 7965 Please Don't Talk To The Lifeguard/When You Wish Upon A Star (1966) Columbia DB 8233 What's The Matter With The Matador?/Baby, Let Me Be Your Baby (1967) I know the 1st release is later/autumn 65 because among the next releases were P&G's Baby I'm Yours, Tom Jones' Joe Meek produced Lonely Joe and perhaps the 1st psych single ex-Peter Jay & Jaywalkers (Pete) Miller's Baby I Got News For You. Another name? another label? for other releases Regards, Alan V. Karr -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 19:32:07 EST From: Randy Subject: Ciao Baby - help! Another odd request-Sometime in the late 60's as a kid I owned a 45 called Ciao Baby that I'm pretty sure was on RCA Victor as a white label promo. It's the artist name I've forgotten - I'm convinced it was a former teen idol like Frankie Avalon or Paul Anka, but I can't find a reference to it. The same song does pop up in net searches by the Montanas and the Group Check but I know it wasn't those two. Kind of a shlocky production, but I'd like to find it again. Any ideas? Randy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 07:04:05 -0000 From: Alan V Karr Subject: Danny Williams R. I. P. The terrific ballad singer Danny Williams, best known for the UK hit of "Moon River" and a US hit, "White On White", has died:,,60-1918198,00.html -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 14:19:11 -0000 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: It's Christmas! This is a quick note to wish everyone in the S'Pop family a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. Playing in my machine this year is Spector (as always), Darlene's one from Home Alone, and Lisa Mychols' Listen To The bells Ring (LA style girl group) and Lost Winter's Dream (NY/Bob Crewe style). As a bit of festive fun here is a list of Christmas songs. I have made up three of them (only three I promise) - can you spot the fakes? I did the list for the amusement/incredulity of my students at UEA; they come from eras before, during and after the main S'pop era. I'll post the guilty trio in about a week... Christmas Records - Ho, Ho, Ho.. "Santa's Comin' in a Whirlybird" "I Was a Teenage Reindeer" "I Tan't Wait till Quithmuth" "Jingle My Christmas Bells, Baby" "Trim Your Tree" "Santa Claus Go Straight To the Ghetto" "Merry Twistmas" "The Man With All The Toys" "Christmas Rappin'" "I'm Comin' Down Your Chimney" "Back Door Santa" "Daddy's Drinkin' Up Our Christmas" "Black Christmas" "Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney" "I Want Elvis For Christmas" "Santa Claus Is coming To Town A Treacher" "Gin For Christmas" "Let Me Put My Soul Into Your Stocking" "Christmas Balls" "All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)" "Colarado Christmas" "Please Don't Take Our Tree for Christmas" "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy" Enjoy! Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 00:07:51 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: New Kingsmen book / Louie, Louie me gotta' go Last night as I was checking out the new guest book on my website, to see who had signed recently, I was pleasantly surprised to see a message from Dick Peterson, one of the original Kingsmen, whom I produced for Scepter records in 1966. He talks about recording "It's Only the Dog" [Wayne/McCracken], "Killer Joe" [Berns/Medley], and some of the fun times we had. He has a new book, "Louie, Louie, me gotta' go", that just came out, that might clear up a few mysteries. For more info go to: To see who's signed today, go to and if you haven't already, you can leave your mark for posterity. regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 06:28:44 -0800 (PST) From: Paul Oliverio Subject: The Isley Brothers make everyone wanna SHOUT! Artie Wayne wrote: > The Isley brothers...You know they make me wanna SHOUT!!! Hans Huss wrote: > The Isleys make me wanna shout, too. In 1987, I deejayed a high school student's birthday party in Vista, California. The two most requested songs were Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" and the Isley Brothers "Shout." A cross-generational Shout-out. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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