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Spectropop - Digest Number 2199



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There are 11 messages in this issue.


Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Ellie Greenwich Remembers Steve Tudanger
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Re: Long Distance Call from Richard Williams
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      3. Re: Playmates on ABC Paramount
           From: Artie Wayne 
      4. Soul with a Beatles Flavor?
           From: Sean 
      5. Re:  John Krondes @ Electric Lady
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      6. Re: Joanie Sommers
           From: Patrick Rands 
      7. Re: Brute Force in New York
           From: Patrick Rands 
      8. Re: Chitra Neogy??????
           From: Patrick Rands 
      9. Judy Henske "Road To Nowhere"
           From: John Humboldt 
     10. Re: Soul with a Beatles Flavor?
           From: Tracy Pernell 
     11. Frank Virtue, RIP
           From: S.J. Dibai 


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________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 08:42:14 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Ellie Greenwich Remembers Steve Tudanger Previously: > Ellie Greenwich has penned for us a lovely tribute to > her late friend Steve Tudanger. Clearly, Tudie was a > great guy who will be sorely missed by all who knew him. > > Tudie - Steve Tudanger Remembered, by Ellie Greenwich: > http://www.spectropop.com/SteveTudanger/index.htm What a beautiful eulogy. Tudie would be proud, I'm sure. As a further tribute I've posted to musica one of Steve's best records: The Four-Evers "(Say I Love You) Doo Bee Dum" (Smash 1921, 1964); written by Steve Tudanger and Joe Di Benedetto; an Al Kasha Production. Enjoy this great track here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica R.I.P. Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 18:06:54 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: Long Distance Call from Richard Williams Norm D. wrote: > There's a splendid review by Richard Williams in today's UK > Guardian newspaper of the Rhino set "Girl Groups Sounds: Lost > & Found". Read it online: http://tinyurl.com/9fyhy > The newspaper article is better - a whole broadsheet page (in > the books review section) with some attractive photos of The > Ronettes and The Shangs. > The article reads like a summary of S'Pop's raison d'Ítre. > Thank you, Richard. I've been meaning to put in a word here in commendation of "Long Distance Call," Richard's collection of profiles of some of the giants of popular music, and Norm's entry gives me just the nudge I've been needing. In his characteristically graceful prose -- so easeful the words at times seem to have written themselves -- in "Long Distance Call" Richard directs his crisp and often surprising insights at the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Curtis Mayfield, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, the Lennon/Spector collaboration/conflagration, Velvet Underground, Marvin Gaye, Charles Mingus, and a host of others of like caliber. I came away from nearly every piece in the book with a refreshed view of that artist's music. So, in respect to this book, I echo Norm's closing: Thank you, Richard. You do good work. Dig, --Phil M. ---- tons of new fun now at Probe: http://www.philxmilstein.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 18:59:27 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Playmates on ABC Paramount Ash...Robert...How ya'doin'? I apoligize, I didn't write "I Cross my Fingers' for the Playmates, it was, "But Not Through Tears", which I co-wrote with Paul Vance and Danny Jordan. Regards, Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 03:16:03 -0000 From: Sean Subject: Soul with a Beatles Flavor? Hello Spectropop! (an organization established for the purpose of education and research). I was wondering if this group could give me some suggestions for 60's and 70's soul songs that had a Beatles flavour. I'm NOT looking for versions of actual Beatles songs, but soul song that use the "Taxman" riff? Or Soul influeced by Sgt. Pepper? I'm sure there has to be some, but I just don't know any. Thanks for your help, and I hope the group finds this an interesting topic. Sean -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 17:54:04 -0500 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: Re: John Krondes @ Electric Lady Paul Levinson wrote: > Been a good week for music . .. Just got back from The > Electric Lady - Jimi Hendrix's recording studio on 8th > Street in the Village (NYC) - where John Krondes was > finishing up a great new recording of "Baby I Love You" > with the Jordanaires (they had put in their harmony > beforehand). Thanks for the report, Paul. What kind of album is John whipping up? Also, just out of curiosity, do you know who owns and/or operates the ol' Lady these days? I've passed by that sensuous curvilinear building on 8th Street many times in my travels, but have never found my way inside, nor have I heard the story of the place beyond Hendrix's death. Dig, --Phil M. ---- tons of new fun now at Probe: http://www.philxmilstein.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 14:19:43 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Joanie Sommers Tom Taber wrote: > Miss Sommers is scheduled to make a special appearance > at a show on Jan. 28 at the Palace Theatre in Lockport, > NY (15 miles NE of Buffalo). Speaking of Joanie Sommers, has anyone picked up the Japanese reissue of her album Softly, The Brazilian Sound on the Muzak label? I have it on order now, and I believe it's the first time it's ever been released on cd, if I'm not mistaken. Muzak also recently reissued Gary McFarland's Today and Harpers Bizarre 1976 album As Time Goes By both of which are real gems. I wonder what keeps this stuff from getting reissued stateside? :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 14:21:22 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Brute Force in New York Paul Levinson wrote: > Background: Stu (also known as Jonathan Hatch) and I recorded > a song of Brute's (also known as Steve Friedland) called "No > Olympian Height" back in 1968 for Atlantic Records. We were > known as "The Other Voices" then, and produced by Ellie > Greenwich and Mike Rashkow. Has a Ellie Greenwich and Mike Rashkow discography ever been compiled? Is it enough music to create a cd compilation of some sort? Or a radio show? :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 14:24:22 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Chitra Neogy?????? Tony Leong wrote: > there is listed a song "Perfumed Garden" by Chitra Neogy cut > about 1967. Does anyone own it?? Could someone download it > here if you do?? Tony, I don't have a copy of this, but apparently it was a sex instruction album which featured Big Jim Sullivan. :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 17:30:39 -0000 From: John Humboldt Subject: Judy Henske "Road To Nowhere" Hello. Can anyone please help me with the great song "ROAD TO NOWHERE" by Judy Henske? I haven't heard it for years. Also another song that comes to mind that I'd love to hear again is "I DON'T UNDERSTAND" by Nola York. Thanks John -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 19:50:19 -0000 From: Tracy Pernell Subject: Re: Soul with a Beatles Flavor? Sean wrote: > I was wondering if this group could give me some suggestions > for 60's and 70's soul songs that had a Beatles flavour. I'm > NOT looking for versions of actual Beatles songs, but soul > song that use the "Taxman" riff? Or Soul influeced by Sgt. > Pepper? I'm sure there has to be some, but I just don't know > any. Thanks for your help, and I hope the group finds this > an interesting topic. I'm not entirely sure this is what you want, but how about "Strawberry Letter 23" by the Brothers Johnson? I always thought it was psychedelically influenced in the same way that "I Am The Walrus" was... Still Spectropopping, Tracy Pernell Nashville -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 21:33:23 -0000 From: S.J. Dibai Subject: Frank Virtue, RIP My fellow Spectropoppers, This is too strange......the other day, my friend Bob told me he knows Frank Virtue. I asked Bob if Virtue would consent to being interviewed for an article I'm working on, and he said sure, he'd get Virtue's number from Jerry Ross, call back on Thursday. I call Bob today and say, "This is S.J. calling about Frank Virtue," to which Bob replies, "You know, the weirdest thing happened. You're gonna have trouble interviewing him--he's dead!" Bob doesn't know when it happened, but he guesses it was recent. He knew Virtue for a long time and was shocked that he didn't know of the man's passing. I've been searching the web, but I haven't found more info. If anyone can contribute, please do. Frank Virtue was one of the tops in Philly music and one of the most influential figures of the '50s and '60s. The Virtues were one of the premiere rock 'n' roll bands. His studio was, in a word, legendary. He was one of the first impresarios to recognize the talent of The Kit Kats. He remixed the instrumental track from Cliff Nobles' "Love Is All Right" and voila, "The Horse." He had his own eponymous label whose releases are true collectors' items today. And so on. I can't believe his death has gone so unnoticed. In case you're wondering, yes, Jerry Ross is still okay. Thankfully. Frank Virtue, R.I.P. S.J. Dibai -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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