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There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: "Im At My Best When Im Down"
           From: Julio Nio 
      2. Re: Joe South and Dennis St. John
           From: Austin Roberts 
      3. Re: Herb Bernstein -- '60s discography
           From: Peter Lerner 
      4. Christmas Records
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      5. Re: Herb Bernstein - '60s discography
           From: Phil Chapman 
      6. Monsters Holiday in STEREO
           From: Matt Spero 
      7. Re: XMastime For The Jews; JJ Cale '65; XMas Gift For You
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      8. Hey from O'Day
           From: Alan O'Day 
      9. White Christmas
           From: Willie C 

________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 21:08:14 -0000 From: Julio Nio Subject: Re: "Im At My Best When Im Down" Artie Wayne : > I finished another song, "I'm At My Best When I'm Down"... > I want to share it with all of you now. Many thanks Artie. Its a devastatingly beautiful song. Naked, soft and cutting, as simple and powerful as a mineral crystal or a lunar landscape. I loved it. Thanks for giving us the opportunity of listening to it. Julio Nio. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 21:05:18 EST From: Austin Roberts Subject: Re: Joe South and Dennis St. John Artie Wayne wrote: > 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! Besides being a great admirer of Joe South's talent, I also feel the same way about Dennis's ability. He was Neil's Diamond's drummer when Something's Wrong With Me Came Out, and, since Neil and I had the same manager at the time (Kenny Fritz), Neil lent me his guitar player (Richard Bennett) and his drummer (Dennis St. John), plus, Neil helped me at my rehearsals and lent me his black Ovation accoustic gt. to take on my first `real' tour. What a great way to start! Austin Roberts -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 10:34:23 -0000 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Herb Bernstein -- '60s discography Having just looked at my Sequel Best of The Happenings CD, I note that all the 25 tracks on it, except one, are credited to Herb Bernstein as arranger. Let me know if you would like me to list them out. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 11:08:30 -0000 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Christmas Records As promised, here are the guilty parties and the fakes: "Santa's Comin' in a Whirlybird" - Gene Autry '59 "I Was a Teenage Reindeer" - Jim Backus '59 "I Tan't Wait till Quithmuth" - Mel Blanc '51 "Jingle My Christmas Bells, Baby" - FAKE "Trim Your Tree" - Jimmy Butler '53 "Santa Claus Go Straight To the Ghetto" - James Brown '68 "Merry Twistmas" - Marcels '61 "The Man With All The Toys" - Beach Boys '64 "Christmas Rappin'" - Kurtis Blow '81 "I'm Comin' Down Your Chimney" - FAKE (though Sonny Bono had a very similar title in '65) "Back Door Santa" - Clarance Carter '68 "Daddy's Drinkin' Up Our Christmas" - Commander Cody '72 "Black Christmas" - The Emotions '70 "Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney" - Ella Fitzgerald '50 "I Want Elvis For Christmas" - The Holly Twins '56 "Santa Claus Is coming To Town A Treacher" - Merv Griffin '66 "Gin For Christmas" - Lionel Hampton '39 "Let Me Put My Soul Into Your Stocking" - FAKE "Christmas Balls" - Ben Light & His Surf Club Boys '36 "All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)" - Spike Jones '48 "Colarado Christmas" - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band '83 "Please Don't Take Our Tree for Christmas" - Nutty Squirrels '60 "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" - Gayla Peevey '53 "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy" - Buck Owens '65 Happy Christmas one and all Kingsley PS - someone please tell us all what to 'Town a Treacher' entails!! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 19:24:05 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Herb Bernstein - '60s discography Davie L Gordon: > HERB BERNSTEIN - '60s discography > If anybody can add to the list.... Hi Davie - Here's an S'pop rarity from October '66 PHILLES 134 - Ike & Tina Turner Two To Tango (Manning - Hoffman)/ A Man Is A Man Is A Man (Pete Antell) Prod: Bob Crewe Arr & Cond: Herb Bernstein I wouldn't be surprised if the same credits apply to the unissued "Everything Under The Sun". PC -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 16:01:30 EST From: Matt Spero Subject: Monsters Holiday in STEREO Hi There, I know there is a STEREO version of Monsters Holiday out there. Does anybody know where? Matt Spero -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 12:20:57 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: XMastime For The Jews; JJ Cale '65; XMas Gift For You Country Paul wrote: > Unbelievable! I knew there had to be a killer holiday track out > there somewhere - and it's in here! It sounds truly Spectorian, > too - someone really did their homework! Thank you! Agreed -- this could become a perennial, if only it were given a proper chance. The credits frame at the end of the video lists a Steven M. Gold as music producer. I'm not familiar with the name -- have any of y'all heard of him? > Whoever is responsible for the J. J. Cale 45 from '65, thank you. > It's pretty cool, although I think "Dick Tracy" was meant to be > the A-side (it kinda treads a fine line, doesn't it?). Sure is > different from his laid-back Shelter work! It's hard to imagine Cale so much as standing up to play, but the grooves don't lie. "It's A Go-Go Place" seems to fashion him in the "lounge rock" (aka "discotheque") bag, a la Johnny Rivers, et al. Johnny Black wrote: > I just thought you might like to know that you'll find what I > think is probably the longest eye-witness account ever of the > making of A Christmas Gift For You in the December edition of > my Back On The Tracks website. > Too cool! Learning that the vocal session for "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" literally knocked Darlene Love's wig off -- priceless. Dig, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 04:35:01 -0000 From: Alan O'Day Subject: Hey from O'Day Fellow S'poppers, I have really enjoyed the new friendships, some by e-mail and others in person, that have come out of my membership in this uplifitng group. I especially want to thank my pal Artie Wayne for threatening... er... strongly encouraging me to join & participate (hee hee). Wishing each of you a wonderful Holiday Season, and a HARMONIOUS 2006! Chordially, Alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 04:16:57 +0000 From: Willie C Subject: White Christmas -- Willie C. See the Cafe at: Listen to the Cafe at: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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