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Spectropop - Digest Number 2185



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There are 13 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The Fuzz
           From: Ayrton Mugnaini 
      2. Steve Tudanger
           From: The S'pop Team 
      3. Honey Ltd
           From: Jonathan Ward 
      4. Re: Pete Anders & Vince Poncia CD
           From: Robbie Indart 
      5. Re: 15 minutes of fame ticking away
           From: Rich 
      6. Re: "Where Angels Live" mystery disc in musica
           From: Steve 
      7. A Quick Thanks to all
           From: Max Weiner 
      8. Re: Pete Anders & Vince Poncia CD set
           From: Stefan Wriedt 
      9. Re: The Fuzz
           From: Austin Powell 
     10. Re: I Love How You Love Me w/ bagpipes
           From: Phil X Milstein 
     11. Name that tune/artist
           From: Robert Pingel 
     12. Re: Pete Anders & Vince Poncia CD set
           From: Peter Andreasen 
     13. Re: Also, Don Ho ...
           From: Various 


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________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 20:13:59 -0300 (ART) From: Ayrton Mugnaini Subject: Re: The Fuzz Hello everybody! Ray the Souklman asked about The Fuzz: > Also, if anyone has information about "The Fuzz", that is also > appreciated. I had "I Love You For All Seasons" on a Brazilian mono EP. Does anyone have it in stereo? Cheerio, Ayrton -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 00:08:06 -0000 From: The S'pop Team Subject: Steve Tudanger Dear Members, As reported previously, S'pop hero singer-songwriter-producer Steve Tudanger - of the Vocal Lords, the Four-Evers, the Definitive Rock Chorale and Playhouse - passed away on New Year's Day. A brief obituary has been added to the Remembers section. Read it here: http://www.spectropop.com/remembers/SteveTudanger.htm R.I.P. The S'pop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 23:51:05 -0000 From: Jonathan Ward Subject: Honey Ltd Hi all - For those of you out there who might be fans of their music or have read the Perfect Sound piece: You might have noticed this already - but a copy of the extremely rare copy of the Honey Ltd's LP on LHI record has appeared on eBay. And, it ain't gonna be cheap. I've already spoken to the members of the group - and they confirmed once again to me that they had no idea that this was released and had never actually seen the (kinda goofy) cover. If you feel like jumping in, the bidding is up to $700, with 5 days left! (I'm afraid I'm gonna have to pass at that amount, green with envy though I am.) http://tinyurl.com/aqwwf -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 21:05:52 EST From: Robbie Indart Subject: Re: Pete Anders & Vince Poncia CD Hi, I bought the recently mentioned "Pete Anders & Vinnie Poncia" cd at a website called doowopshoobop.com. They are a Long Island, NY based store but they also take orders over the phone: 800-439-9584 or if you live in the NY area the# is: 516-538-8266. It cost me $38.99 and the purchase was worth it. It comes with a 16 page booklet with pictures of the Videls, The two versions of the Tradewinds, The Innocence, The Lovelites, Pete Anders with Doc Pomus and various label scans. The liner notes are well written telling the story on how Anders and Poncia got together and what led to their breakup. I do reccomend it. It also tells about how they got together with Phil Spector, Jerry Ross, Doc Pomus, Don Ciccone, Bobby Bloom, Artie Ripp. Best Regards, Rob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 03:20:58 -0000 From: Rich Subject: Re: 15 minutes of fame ticking away Einar Einarsson Kvaran wrote: > Ronnie - your story, and the 45 probably IS worth the $100. For the brave, the song (Flip Over You)has been posted at http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/TweedleeDumsDrive-In sixtiesoldiesguy Rich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 02:41:44 -0000 From: Steve Subject: Re: "Where Angels Live" mystery disc in musica Jeff: > While on the topic of mysterious songs referring to Angels, > can anyone help me identify a song from circa 1968, with the > lyrics: "I can hear a crying angel sing, She is crying for > the sadness Tomorrow's sins may bring." It is British, and a > mixed group of male and female voices, definite not a girl > group sound, more in the folkie vein. I have not heard it > since the time, but the lyrics come back to haunt me > occasionally, and I would love to identify it and track it > down. Yes, "Where Angels Live" is a definite girl group classic. Love it! Re: the other UK 1968(?) song you quote lyrics from: I do remember it! No idea of the group, but the title, I think was "From a Distance" (not to be confused with Cliff/Bette Middler song). It got quite a bit of play. Maybe someone else can help identify the group for you. It did have a certain magic, and was in a bouncy wistful folk rock style. I haven't thought of it in years, and now I am intrigued to hear it again. Steve -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 09:11:59 -0800 (PST) From: Max Weiner Subject: A Quick Thanks to all Hey; Just wanted to give a quick thank you to all the S'pop members who responded to my query about the Flock, and for the info on the Anders & Poncia CD set. You guys are the greatest Kindest Regards; MJW -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 07:43:09 -0000 From: Stefan Wriedt Subject: Re: Pete Anders & Vince Poncia CD set Robert Indart wrote: > I just received a 2 CD set by the name of "Pete Anders & > Vince Poncia Masterworks". The label reads "Masterworks" > through Brill Tone productions. Brill Tone is the same > label that released a lot of the brill building Cds in the > 90's (Barry Mann, Carole King, Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich). > The Anders n Poncia CDs have a lot of demos that they wrote > with Doc Pomus, Don Ciccone & Bobby Bloom. Max Weiner wrote: > This seems like a great compilation, would you mind if I ask > where you got this? I didn't have any luck when I googled > "Brill Tone". I would love to get a copy. Max, I googled for it & saw it listed here (top of page): http://www.doowopshoobop.com/vartitle.html -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 19:07:31 +0000 From: Austin Powell Subject: Re: The Fuzz I'd say the Fuzz on MAM were not the same group, probably not even American. The US girl group Fuzz I think made only a handful of singles and one LP, none of which had a title resembling Piggy In The Middle.... Austin P. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 16:09:04 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: I Love How You Love Me w/ bagpipes Mark Maldwyn wrote: > Paul & Barry Ryan had Paul and Barry Ryan had a version > (of "I Love How You Love Me") with a brass band ... I listened to this version on Mark's suggestion, and found some uncanny similarities between the Ryan's arrangement and Nino & April's. It seems clear that whichever of these two succeeded the other modeled theirs on the predecessor, but I can't tell which was which. If that sentence is too muddy for human comprehension, I'll rephrase it as, "Does anyone know which came first between these two?" Dig, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 21:24:22 -0000 From: Robert Pingel Subject: Name that tune/artist To all the Spectropoppers who regularly identify mystery songs and artists, I would be forever grateful to find out the song and the artist re the following lyrics; "They say patience is a virtue Or so I have been told, But I've got to get me some lovin' Before I get too old." Robert Pingel -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 07:58:14 -0000 From: Peter Andreasen Subject: Re: Pete Anders & Vince Poncia CD set Robert Indart wrote: > I just received a 2 CD set by the name of "Pete Anders & > Vince Poncia Masterworks". The label reads "Masterworks" > through Brill Tone productions. Brill Tone is the same > label that released a lot of the brill building Cds in the > 90's (Barry Mann, Carole King, Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich). > The Anders n Poncia CDs have a lot of demos that they wrote > with Doc Pomus, Don Ciccone & Bobby Bloom. Max Weiner wrote: > This seems like a great compilation, would you mind if I ask > where you got this? I didn't have any luck when I googled > "Brill Tone". I would love to get a copy. Get it here: http://www.doowopshoobop.com/ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 15:53:36 -0000 From: Various Subject: Re: Also, Don Ho ... Anna S. wrote: > Are there any other Don Ho fans out there?... I saw him perform in 1970. My ex was a huge fan. I enjoyed his show. My favorite record of his (and his link to Spectropop) was Jimmy Webb's "Honey Come Back". I always thought it was much better than Glen Campbell's. Ron Sauer ----------------------------------------------------------- Anna S. wrote: > Are there any other Don Ho fans out there?... It's not Don Ho. but if you are not familiar with Iz [Israel] Kamakawio'ole [who is not still alive] version of "Over the Rainbow" - you might want to check it out somehow. It's a medley with Wonderful World. I think "Over the Rainbow" works well in Hawaii because it so nicely melds in with their "Rainbow Warrior" concept. Einar Einarsson Kvaran ----------------------------------------------------------- I like Don Ho a lot, although to my ears Dear Martin was a regular Iggy or Ozzy in contrast to Ho's style. His daughter Hoku, by the way, was an up-and-coming popmusic starlet as of a few years ago, although seems to have fallen off back the map of late. Dig, --Phil M. new at Probe: * male cover of "You Won't Even Know His Name," from 1969 Curb- scored flick "The Big Bounce" * three records in which the performer divulges his mailling address ----------------------------------------------------------- I've read a news report that Don is quite ill and in Thailand for some kind of treatment that he can't receive in the States. Les Fradkin ----------------------------------------------------------- Don Ho's music is basically a lounge/jazz interpretation of the classic music of the beach, as played for tourists by the local Beachboys of Waikiki, going back to the 1920s. Don Ho himself was a Beachboy in the '50s, which is to say that he taught tourists how to surf, took them for canoe rides and entertained them on the beach at night, or at oceanside hotels. His mother, Honey, had her own club where Don and other Beachboys like Kui Lee and Zulu performed in the early '60s. Don's backing band, the Aliis, were top- notch players, and in the mid-'60s Don Ho & the Aliis became the house-band at Duke Kahanamoku's Restaurant (formerly Don the Beachcomber's) in Waikiki's International Marketplace. THAT Duke's no longer exists (though there is now a Duke's chain restaurant). Don Ho also had his own label during the late '60s... Hana Ho Records... the label released some great psychedelic Hawaiian acts, like Harry Sonada (who sported love-beads and bangs on his LP cover... it also features the PET SOUNDS font type) and Sam Kapu (another Waikiki Beachboy). My favorite Don Ho song is "The Following Sea." The lyrics really show ou what the life of a true Beachboy was: "I never look back. If I do... There's a tear within my eye. Maybe I'm wrong... But right or wrong, It will always be 'Goodbye.' So, forget about me... Love is not for me. I gotta be free... Like the following sea!" **P.S.: I am aware that Don Ho is still alive, but I would imagine that he is pretty much retired. In addition to that, he recently had a life-saving heart operation. Apparently, he still plans to perform on occasion, especially, as he said, "to give fans their "Tiny Bubbles" fix!** He plays "Tiny Bubbles" twice during each show. Once in the beginning and once at the end. That way -- as Ho himself says -- if you wanted leave early, at least you heard it, and if you showed up late, you heard it too! Brian Chidester ---------------------------------------------------------- -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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