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Spectropop - Digest Number 2180

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There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: relationship advice
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      2. Lou Rawls, what a voice!
           From: Justin McDevitt 
      3. The Cowsills
           From: David Coyle 
      4. Re: Darlene Love on Letterman
           From: Phil Hall 
      5. First Aron's Records and now Rhino Westwood
           From: Chuck Kelley 
      6. The Bryds
           From: Mike Dugo 
      7. "The First Time" by Patty Darcy
           From: S'pop Team 
      8. Re: Larry Kusik
           From: Artie Wayne 
      9. Re: mystery disc in musica
           From: Mick Patrick 

________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 16:30:44 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: relationship advice Felonious wrote: > Rice may not use his title much, but he is Sir Tim Rice. Any relation to Sir Mack Rice? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 20:28:51 -0600 From: Justin McDevitt Subject: Lou Rawls, what a voice! Helllo S'pop, I got hooked on Lou Rawls the first time I heard Love's A Hurtin Thing and was surprised one day many years ago, when I realized that he was the guy accompanying Sam Cooke on Bring It On Home To Me. What a soulful gift of a voice he had! I was a fairly regular listener to the Larry King radio show throughout the 80s and had the opportunity to briefly talk to Lou Rawls late one evening when he was the first guest on the program in the 10:00--11:00 hour. Some months prior to this, I had heard his version of Wind Beneath My Wings on a now-defunct fusion/easy jazz station broadcasting from a small town just north of Minneapolis. His treatment of this song, was superior to Bette Midler's slower "hit version) an opinion which I gratefully expressed to him. After thanking me for the compliment, Rawls stated in that low, rich baritone: "well, you know man, that's how it goes sometimes". Lou, now you get to sing in that heavenly gospel choir! Justin McDevitt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 15:26:14 -0800 (PST) From: David Coyle Subject: The Cowsills Speaking only as a music fan in general and a Cowsills fan in particular, I don't feel it would be out of place if I were to say that now should be the time for a good definitive Cowsills collection on CD. Judging from the overflowing list of tributes on the guestbook of the official Cowsills web site, it's apparent that there is still a big fan base for this stuff. This is just further proof that Hurricane Katrina is still affecting us... David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 04:33:33 -0000 From: Phil Hall Subject: Re: Darlene Love on Letterman David A. Young wrote: > Anyone who missed Darlene's performance of "Christmas (Baby > Please Come Home)" on The Late Show December 23 (or who saw > it but wants to again) can find it streaming right now at > the show's site: Wow! What a performance! Her voice is as good if not better than it was in the 60's. Phil H. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 06:21:19 -0000 From: Chuck Kelley Subject: First Aron's Records and now Rhino Westwood I heard on the radio today that Rhino Records in Westwood is closing. I can't say that I'll really miss them since I've only been to the new location twice and their records were overpriced. I miss the old store where back in the 80's $40 would buy a nice stack of rekkids. Chuck Kelley PS - Check out my Beach Boys show "Heroes & Villains" tomorrow (Saturday) at 1 pm (pst) on -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 18:33:59 -0800 (PST) From: Mike Dugo Subject: The Bryds Gary Myers Wrote: > The Flock also have a Wisc. connection in my new book > (not yet published), as they recorded "Take Me Back", > written by members of the Bryds (not Byrds), who recorded > on a Milwaukee label. "Take Me Back" was actually written by a lone member of The Bryds, namely Bob Stanley. Bob was also a one time member, along with brother Jim, of Chicago garage band The Outspoken Blues, who recorded the legendary (to garage band collectors) "Not Right Now". will feature an interview with Jim Stanley in an upcoming interview. Mike Dugo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 13:46:43 -0000 From: S'pop Team Subject: "The First Time" by Patty Darcy Dear All, "The First Time" by Patty Darcy (now playing at musica): Please be aware that this song was written by Steve Tudanger and Ellie Greenwich, and published by My Own Publishing, Co, Inc. The publisher has given no permission for the track to be posted online, copied, downloaded, or any other use or release. However, as a tribute to co-writer Steve Tudanger, who passed away recently, they have consented to it being made available strictly for the personal listening pleasure of S'pop members. We appreciate their generous gesture, and ask you all to abide by their request. Steve Tudanger, R.I.P. The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 06:16:17 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Larry Kusik Regina...Phil...How ya'doin'? I'm glad you brought up Larry Kusik, although his name wasn't well known among the public, he was considered by his peers as a writer's writer. You mentioned a collaboration with Burt Bacharach, which obviously is a tribute to his talent. I met Larry in 1962, in the office of songwriter/producer Paul Vances ["Catch a Falling Star", "Itsy, Bitsy, Bikini"]. Paul's nephew, Danny Jordan [later of the Detergents] and I were doing a singles date for Diamond records...and Paul wanted us to write with seasoned professionals to expand our chances for a hit by honing our songwriting skills. I knew Larry was writing with Ritchie Addams mainly, although I can't name any of their songs. Like many lyric writers, who were making a transistion from the '50s to the the '60s, Larry knew that he had to work with younger music writers, who were in tune with the modern generation, to be accepted by the publishers of the day. Although Larry, Danny and I never wound up writing together, I understood what Paul Vance was trying to do. The next writer that he introduced us to was Ben Raleigh...which was a whole different story. Regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2006 17:15:25 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: mystery disc in musica David A. Young wrote: > I missed out on an acetate sold a few days ago on eBay, but > not before downloading the song, "Where Angels Live," which > the seller thoughtfully provided in its entirety. I'm quite > sure many members will enjoy this anonymous girl-group record, > and maybe someone can even make some educated guesses about > it. A scan of the label is in the Photos section; as you'll > see, it's from A & T Productions in Toledo, Ohio. The flip > side of the acetate is "Let Them Talk," credited to one Jimmy > Peterson. Feast your ears on this rarity, now playing in > musica, and please come forward if you have any theories about > who might have been involved. Well spotted and well grabbed, that man. What a find! I love it! Granted, we're only a few days into it, but "Where Angels Live" is the best thing I've heard all year! Imagine, if you will, the song performed by Miss Lily Banquette in a deleted scene from Grace Of My Heart. Alas, that footage exists only in my mind. Given the Ohio connection, I'm wondering if Jimmy Peterson is the same guy I'm aware of as a frequent collaborator of our pal James Holvay? I wouldn't be at all surprised if that turned out to be the case. How obliging of the seller to make the track available for downloading. I'm sure all girl group buffs will join me in congratulate David in grabbing it and thank him for sharing it with us all. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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