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Spectropop - Digest Number 2189



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There are 12 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Deano > Here Come The Welsh Girls
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Re: Maureen Evans
           From: Mark Maldwyn 
      3. Jefferson High / Brenda Andrews
           From: Paul Oliverio 
      4. Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
           From: Alan 
      5. The Warm - Some Kind Of Wonderful
           From: Donald J Hertel 
      6. Re: "It's In His Kiss"
           From: Fred Clemens 
      7. Paul & Barry Ryan "I Love How You Love Me"
           From: Mark Hill 
      8. Bruddah Iz; clarification
           From: Country Paul 
      9. Re: The Warm - Some Kind Of Wonderful
           From: Artie Wayne 
     10. Pinz & Leka ?
           From: Don (Jesse) 
     11. Re: Bruddah Iz
           From: Gary Myers 
     12. Re: Deano > Here Come The Welsh Girls
           From: Phil X Milstein 


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________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 22:44:22 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Deano > Here Come The Welsh Girls Clunkie: > "Baby, Let Me Be Your Baby" - DEANO's most credible > performance on vinyl - also appears on the first CD > volume of "DREAM BABES", "AM I DREAMING" (RPM 1994). > I have posted a glossy May 1966 press photo of DEANO > to the SPECTROPOP photos section. The little blurb on > the back of the photo is as follows - "Tiger Bay, > Cardiff, that gave us Shirley Bassey, becomes bountiful > again and sends us talented, melodious 13 year old > DEANO. With her current recording of "Starlight, > Starbright", DEANO is to tour all over Britain, > gathering fans as she goes. Her singing, and her > vivacious personality will surely put her, in record > time, in the top class." Clunkie has provided me with a CDR containing the bulk of wee Deano's recorded output, from which I have posted one of the best to musica: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica Details are: Deano "I'm In Love With A Gonk" (from the 4-track EP "Deano", UK Columbia SEG 8470, 1965); written by Mike Hazlewood; arranged and conducted by Norrie Paramour. Aah, those were the days, when folk recorded songs about Gonks. Last year we had a number 1 record performed by a singing frog. How we've progressed. As far as I know, Deano's is the original version of this song. I believe songwriter Mike Hazlewood was also the brains behind "Little Arrows" and "Freedom Come, Freedom Go", not to mention "Gimme Dat Ding". Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 22:54:46 -0000 From: Mark Maldwyn Subject: Re: Maureen Evans Philip Hopson wrote: > Anyone know of Maureen's current situation, (if she is still > with us etc)? I think Maureen shared the hit in the UK with Johnny Crawford and her recording output was fairly prolific, including a stint for the Woolworth Embassy label, although I have no idea of any Welsh recordings. I was told she ran a pub in Baker Sreet during the 1980s, and according to a website she now teaches music in Cardiff. Mark Maldwyn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 12:20:19 -0800 (PST) From: Paul Oliverio Subject: Jefferson High / Brenda Andrews There is an academic historic disgrace occurring in Los Angeles. The music program that produced the Penguins, the Platters, some of the Coasters, the Vibrations, Cadets/Jacks, Jessie Belvin, Young Jessie and the treasured Richard Berry is being dicontinued. Jefferson was extremely valuable to Leiber & Stoller; the Biharis would've been janitors without the gems from Jefferson; and the list goes on. They have/had a Vice President named Brenda Andrews. She's a Jefferson graduate and spoke there once with entourage including another grad named Barry White. Can somebody please please help me get in touch with her? Paul Olivero 540 560 3020 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 22:39:14 -0000 From: Alan Subject: Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart I've just been listening to "Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart," my favourite Gene Pitney track, and I wondered If anyone else wonders why it seems to fade out a little too early. In one way It's genius, as you just want to put the needle back to the start, but I still wonder if there was any story behind It? Alan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 04:01:44 -0000 From: Donald J Hertel Subject: The Warm - Some Kind Of Wonderful Has anyone ever heard of "Some Kind Of Wonderful" by the Warm? I do a lot of Goffin/King research, but some new oldies pop up all of the time. Apparently it was released as Decca 32623 b/w "Mail Call". Don H -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 03:09:45 -0000 From: Fred Clemens Subject: Re: "It's In His Kiss" Martin: > The original is best! Well, that's what I was brought up > to believe. Make your own mind up by listening to the > Record of the Week, Merry Clayton's "It's In His Kiss" > (Capitol 4984), now playing on the Home page: > http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm Peter: > Well, I'm amazed, as I have spent the last forty-something > years of my life believing that Ramona King's version on > Warner Brothers is the original. Who can tell us for > definite? Merry Clayton's version dates from June 10, 1963, Capitol's scheduled date of issue. It's coded right on the label as "6- 103", "6" being June, the last digit "3" for the year (1963), and the in-between number following the hyphen "10" for the day. This was a common code for most Capitol releases from 1963 into 1965. Based on numerically consecutive Warner Bros. listings charting in Billboard, Ramona King's release dates from as late as late February of 1964. Betty Everett's version debuted on Billboard about that same time, possibly EARLIER by a week or two. According to Dick Rosemont's Originals Project, Everett's version was recorded on 11-26-63. Fred Clemens -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 23:01:35 -0500 From: Mark Hill Subject: Paul & Barry Ryan "I Love How You Love Me" Topic discussed: > Paul & Barry Ryan had Paul and Barry Ryan had a version > (of "I Love How You Love Me") Phil M responded: > I found some uncanny similarities between the Ryan's > arrangement and Nino & April's. I heard this years ago on a BBC Radio program recorded by a friend. Is the Ryan Twins version available on CD? If not, would anyone have it to post to MUSICA? I'd love to hear it again. Thanx, Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 23:45:32 -0600 (CST) From: Country Paul Subject: Bruddah Iz; clarification Einar Einarsson Kvaran: > ...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. Gary Myers: > It was certainly an interesting style for the songs - too > bad he didn't know the words, chords or melodies. ...but it is an incredibly effective and affecting performance to my ears nonetheless. Despite having passed on in 1997, Bruddah Iz (as he is known in Hawaii) was still a number-one artist and superstar when we were there in 2004. He had a remarkable version of Mel & Tim's "Starting All Over Again" in "Jawaiian" (Hawaiian reggae, a very big musical trend there) with a couple of small lyrical tweaks which brought the song in line with the Hawaiian nationalist movement. In addition to being huge musically, he was also sumo-sized huge, and apparently it was complications brought about by his weight that killed him at a very young age. I believe I raved vigorously about Iz and the entire Hawaiian musical scene when I returned from my trip in April '04. There is at least one station available on each island which plays exclusively Hawaiian-generated music, which covers a wide spectrum from traditional to Don Ho "hotel lounge" style to Jawaiian to other styles from artists who were born or who live there. Quite fascinating - like a parallel musical universe. Incidentally, in a recent subject line, "the great Anders & Poncia" had been re-edited from my submission, "the great A&P," intended to be a pun on "The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company," now known as "the A&P" [a supermarket chain, for the non-US crew]. Obviously, the pun was lost. I'll attempt to be a bit more mainstream next time. All this is not to take away from Anders & Poncia in the slightest. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 04:48:07 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: The Warm - Some Kind Of Wonderful Donald J Hertel wrote: > Has anyone ever heard of "Some Kind Of Wonderful" by the > Warm? I do a lot of Goffin/King research, but some new > oldies pop up all of the time. Apparently it was released > as Decca 32623 b/w "Mail Call". Donald...How ya'doin'? I co-produced the Warm and"Some Kind Of Wonderful" [Goffin/ King], with Howard Bogess for Decca in 1969...as I remember it had some really cool chord progressions. regards, Artie Wayne artiewayne.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 19:43:27 -0000 From: Don (Jesse) Subject: Pinz & Leka ? I have been trying to get in touch with this dynamic duo of the '60s. Anybody have any info on how to get in touch with them? I need to get some rights covered on some of my upcoming tunes on my album and BMI and ASCAP have incorrect info listed. Help! anybody! Don (former "The Rhode Runners" Ohio) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 10:39:30 -0800 From: Gary Myers Subject: Re: Bruddah Iz Me, previously (re: Over The Rainbow-Wonderful World medley): > too bad he didn't know the words, chords or melodies. Country Paul: > ...but it is an incredibly effective and affecting performance > to my ears nonetheless. I'm sure many people agree. I just have a hard time trying to figure out why he didn't care enough about the songs to at least learn the correct words. "... Rainbow" doesn't even make sense the way he sings it. He seemed to shuffle the lines like a deck of cards. The style and performance caught me when I first heard it, but then, when I listened further, I thought, "Does this guy have any idea what he's doing?" (BTW, I've always loved that song, even before our group, the Portraits, cut it in '67. ) gem -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 14:21:36 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Deano > Here Come The Welsh Girls Mick Patrick wrote: > Clunkie has provided me with a CDR containing the bulk > of wee Deano's recorded output, from which I have posted > one of the best to musica: > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica > Details are: Deano "I'm In Love With A Gonk" (from the > 4-track EP "Deano", UK Columbia SEG 8470, 1965); written > by Mike Hazlewood; arranged and conducted by Norrie > Paramour. Aah, those were the days, when folk recorded > songs about Gonks. Back in the '60s, if a Gonk went Bonk could he do the Zonk? Other Gonksongs: Jack Dorsey Band: March Of The Gonks (Parkway 938, 1964) The Gonks: The Gonk Song (Parrot (London) 9696, 1964) The Nite-Liters: Tanga Boo Gonk (RCA 74-0461, 1971) Some Zonksongs: Nat Jaffe: Zonky (Brunswick 80193 (also Signature 28111), 1952) Red Prysock: The Zonked (Mercury 70602, 1955) Donna Loren: So, Do The Zonk (Capitol 5409, 1965) Scatman Crothers: Golly Zonk! (HBR 476, 1966) The Far-Out, Underground Acid Rock Feet Of Harry Zonk: For What It's Worth (Crazy Horse 1614, 19??) Honk honk, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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