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There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. 60s Songs in Commericals
           From: Paul Urbahns 
      2. Re: Alec Noel-Scott Walker & Bonnie
           From: Paul Underwood 
      3. Jeannie Thomas
           From: Don Charles 
      4. Re: Abbey Road Studios
           From: Mark Frumento 
      5. Mark Wirtz-Abbey Road Studios
           From: Martin 
      6. Jerry Riopelle
           From: Bill Reed 
      7. Yahoo! Group for scott_walker
           From: Neb Rodgers 
      8. Fw: Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #183 (GOLQ183)
           From: Dan Hughes 
      9. New Beach Boys Tribute 2-CD Set: Net Sounds 4
           From: Richard Globman 
     10. Re: 60s Songs in Commericals
           From: Nick Archer 
     11. Re: 60s Songs in Commericals
           From: beatle bob 
     12. Re: The Walker Brothers, Carol & The Memories & other Alec Noel Productions
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
     13. Jeannie Thomas
           From: Michael Rashkow 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 09:22:32 -0400
   From: Paul Urbahns 
Subject: 60s Songs in Commericals

The use of 60s and early 70s songs in commericals
continues. I don't remember if we discussed this in depth
here or not. Recently I saw Venus (the Shocking Blue song)
used to promote a product called Venus. Nintendo used
Happy Together

Any others you can think of?

You can email lists directly to me if you wish.

Paul Urbahns

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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 14:31:50 +0200 From: Paul Underwood Subject: Re: Alec Noel-Scott Walker & Bonnie As far as I can tell, Alec Noel was the name used by Scott Walker and John Stewart for their joint outside production work: Finders Keepers, Carol & the Memories, Margie Day etc as has already been mentioned, plus a couple of UK singles by 'drummer' Gary Walker "You don't love me" and "Twinkie Lee". Productions by Scott Walker after John Stewart's return to the USA were credited to him (jazz albums by Ray Warleigh & Terry Smith, 70's Walker Brothers recordings, Pulp's latest album, a couple of tracks by Ute Lemper...). The Alec Noel alias seems to have been abandoned. Does anyone know what became of this John Stewart, who was a pretty good songwriter (not the former Kingston Trio man who had siccess in the seventies)? I sometimes wonder if he really existed, so complete was his disappearance from the music scene. And did Mark Taylor really exist? The Dalton Brothers' tracks were really rather good. Too good for them to have been his only work. And one more mystery: in an old copy of Philately I read about a version of Tell me in the sunlight" by Bonnie and the Treasures. Anyone heard it? Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 17:05:50 +0000 From: Don Charles Subject: Jeannie Thomas > Is Jeannie Thomas the same as Jeanne Thomas Fox who has > a track on the "Lords of Flatbush" soundtrack LP?...the > track is titled "Oh What A Night For Love". According to > the LP the credits for "music composed, arranged & > conducted by" Joe Brooks, the LP is on ABC Records > #ABCD-828 released in 1974. I've never heard the "Lords of Flatbush" track, but I'm told it is indeed the same Jeannie Thomas. Don Charles -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 18:30:09 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Abbey Road Studios --- In Spectropop, Mark Wirtz wrote: > In response to your request for an e-file of my article > "Abbey Road Studios 1964-1969 - The Glory and the Myth," I > attach a doc file. Further to your suggestion, I share it > with the group. Mark's file did not come through so I posted the doc to the files area. I found the article interesting and one that may bring some interesting debate. [ADMIN NOTE: Please note that email attachments are not permitted in Spectropop. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. To send an attachment to the group, please do as Mark Frumento has done and post it to the files section at: ] -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 22:23:13 +0000 From: Martin Subject: Mark Wirtz-Abbey Road Studios Just read Mark Wirtz's file on Spectropop and ........I WANT TO READ THE BOOK! Come on Mark, take a few months off and get it all written down. How was Reg Guest at playing the piano? Did he do as told? Did producing Bob Monkhouse dissuade or encourage you in the comedy field? Was Caroline Munro as sexy in the flesh? Why weren't Jackie Lynton & Russ Loader huge stars? Did you ever get a Thank You note from Phil Spector? These and so many other questions could do with an answer. As well written as your 'Abbey Road' piece. Go for it! One more chance, for a-Kim Fowley-'teenage opera'! I can see it now the book, the film and the 'teenage' movie soundtrack! It's only your recent posting about how 'A Teenage Opera' fared in the States, that made me realise that it wasn't a hit worldwide. This record in England and I assumed the world was an absolute MONSTER. Ranking alongside "Then He Kissed Me", "California Girls", " She Loves You", "Lets Go To SanFransisco" a pop classic. When switching on to an oldies station, you expect to hear it in about 10 minutes. Shame about the lack of US success, I'd guess if the movie does follow, it would be set in California and of course your name would need to be about Michael Sinclair! Worse though, the Hollywood moguls might set the film in the 70's disco era and the actor playing you would have wear an Afro! Emmm ......perhaps not the movie but we could still have the soundtrack! Martin PS I drive past The Abbey Road studios at least once a week and it looks the same (from the outside). Lots of Beatles fans (mainly Japanese with cameras!) walking backwards and forwards across the Zebra Crossing. One nice gesture the outer wall is white washed to allow for fresh messages about once a month. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 22:48:49 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Jerry Riopelle A couple of days ago I had a nice phone conversation with Nino Tempo re: my updated Japanese Nick DeCaro "Record Collectors'" (Japan) discography. Nice guy, but much to my amazement the only two tracks DeCaro arranged for NT&AS were "All Strung Out" and "I Can't Go On Living Without You." In passing---if anyone is curious---Tempo himself did the arr. for his terrific Boystown track that I discovered through Spectropop a few months back. I also asked about that. Someone I know for certain who did work extensively with DeCaro is Jerry Riopelle. DeCaro arr. most of JR's Parade along with two of JR's solo albums and Bonnie and the Treasures' Home of the Brave and the flip of that on Phi-Dan disc, produced by Riopelle. I would like to interview Mr. Riopelle about his work in the studio with Nick. I have seen him post here a couple of times---I think--- and so if you are "watching right now" in Hawaii, Jerry, I would be grateful if you would contact me at . OR, if anyone on this list has a contact for Mr. Riopelle, your help will greatly appreciated. Thanks, Bill Reed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 21:19:50 +0900 From: Neb Rodgers Subject: Yahoo! Group for scott_walker Since Scott Walker's name has been coming up on here of late, I thought I'd mention that there's a Yahoo Group devoted entirely to him. Just follow the bouncing link. -Neb -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 06:30:14 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Fw: Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #183 (GOLQ183) Is anyone on this list involved in the Golden Oldies Lyrics Quizzes? They are often rather difficult. If this group doesn't already have a team, I propose we form one. Bet we could win this thing! Here's a sample quiz, just released today. No prizes, but a lot of fun. Anybody wanna grab the bull by the horns and organize a team? --------- Forwarded message ---------- GOLDEN OLDIES LYRICS QUIZ (GOLQ) #183 Welcome to the April edition of the quiz, a perfect diversion while you avoid working on your income tax return. I'm no accountant, but I'm pretty sure the entire cost of your record collection must be deductible (perhaps as "miscellaneous farm equipment" or something). ** Entries must be received by 5:00PM EDT (GMT-4), Tuesday, April 30, 2002. ** E-mail answers to: Howard.Teitelbaum@..... DO NOT POST your answers to any newsgroups, discussion forums, etc.! I will send acknowledgment by e-mail as soon as possible after receiving your entry. If you don't get a response from me within 2-3 business days, you can call me at 973-463-4594 (M-F, 09 AM - 05 PM). As always, submitting your entry early is advised. If you do not have the official GOLQ Rules (a posted copy of the rules should follow a posted copy of this quiz on most sites), then you may read them at the following web address: There have been no recent changes to the rules. If you want GOLQs and their Results/Answers sent directly to you via e-mail, just send e-mail to golq-request@....... consisting only of the word "subscribe" in the body, not the subject, of the message. Enjoy! -- Howard Teitelbaum _______________________________________________________ Golden Oldies Lyrics Quiz #183 (Songs #01 - #25 were from 1956 through 1967) Due 5:00 PM EDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2002 _______________________________________________________ Until we kissed, I never knew the thrills that could be tasted Until we kissed, I never knew the years that I had wasted But now I know I was waiting for you to come by I was waiting, girl, won't you please tell me why This took so long to begin #01) I say "high" You say "low" You say "why" And I say "I don't know" #02) Walk me down the lane where shadows Will be (will be), will be (will be) Hiding lovers just the same as we'll be, we'll be When you make me tell you I love you #03) I guess when you met me It was just one of those things But don't you ever bet me 'Cause I'm gonna be true if you let me #04) When I think about how she do me The tears fall down like rain, like rain When I think about how she do me The tears fall down like rain, like rain When I think I got her chained down She starts actin' up again #05) I'd like to tell you somethin' all about the good and the bad I wish today the world, my friends, would stop bein' sad There's so much evil 'round us, I feel that I could die #06) Cuddle up and don't be blue All your fears are foolish fancies, maybe You know, dear, that I'm in love with you #07) My love, I was wrong To try to love two Knowing well that my love Was just for you #08) I lost at love before Gave up, and closed the door But you said "Try just once more" #09) The only time I'm happy Is when you're on my mind Every day I live More of my love to you I give I've been a thousand places Seen you spout on a thousand faces #10) I searched a long, long time To find a girl and peace of mind I picked you out, I thought you were right You kept me cryin' day and night #11) Got to know how to pony Like Bony Moronie You gotta know how to twist Goes like this #12) You get me upset Why make me remember What I want to forget? I've been lonely, lonely too long #13) Got a girl named Lucinda We call her the great pretender Got a girl named Lucinda We call her the great pretender #14) You oughta know by now You oughta know, you oughta know by now #15) I said, "Baby, it's for sure I've got the fever, you've got the cure" #16) God made the world, and he made it round I got my baby, and I'm glad I found Her love was meant for me And my baby she'll always be #17) Every time that you're near All my cares disappear Darling, you're all that I'm livin' for #18) I'm sick and tired of your lies, tellin' me that you're good When you're goin' out with guys from your old neighborhood I've got news for you and I'm-a not kiddin' 'round Pack up your bags and-a get out of town #19) I don't know what it looks like Or what it can do I keep looking for that ... #20) Never, ever leave me Because it would grieve me My heart told me so #21) You can blame me Try to shame me And still I'll care for you You can run around Even put me down Still I'll be there for you #22) Say you will Will be mi-i-ine Forever and always #23) I walk along the street we used to walk Two by two, lovers pass And as they're passing by I could die 'Cause you're not here with me #24) If you're gonna give me good kisses like that (What?) Honey, don't you know I'm gonna give 'em right back? (So, give it!) #25) ------------ Tie-breakers: ------------ He wanted me to take a ride with him But I was independent and I told him "no" Some other girl said "yes," and she's with him #T1) Voices leaking from a sad cafe Smiling faces try to understand I saw a shadow touch a shadow's hand #T2) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 09:40:11 -0700 From: Richard Globman Subject: New Beach Boys Tribute 2-CD Set: Net Sounds 4 As this is pretty much of a commercial announcement, I'll only post this once. Net Sounds 4, a 2-CD tribute to the music of the Beach Boys, is ready to ship. The set contains 48 cover songs recorded by members of the Pet Sounds Mailing List. To order: Richard Globman 166 Turner Ashby Court Martinsville, VA 24112 USA $14 for first copy, $10 for additional copies (non-U.S. orders add $2 to these prices). All U.S. and non-U.S. orders will be shipped first class. No additional charges for shipping. Net Sounds 2 and 3 are also available for $10 ($12 non-U.S.) if you order Net Sounds 4. Cash, check, money orders all OK. Must be in U.S. funds. No credit cards, pay-pal, etc. For additional info, please e-mail me. DICKYG -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 07:48:01 -0500 From: Nick Archer Subject: Re: 60s Songs in Commericals A friend of mine here in Nashville, Larry Weiss, wrote "Bend Me, Shape Me", "Rhinestone Cowboy", and co-wrote "Mr. Dream Merchant" among many others. He told me that "Bend Me, Shape Me" has been in at least one commercial every year since it came out in the mid 60's. Right now I think it's in a commercial for bendable glasses. Nick Archer Check out Nashville's classic SM95 on the web at -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 13:05:30 +0000 From: beatle bob Subject: Re: 60s Songs in Commericals Paul Urbahns wrote: > >The use of 60s and early 70s songs in commericals >continues... Paul, Speaking of 60s songs in commercials, I recently purchased a cd that featured about 50 orginal Coca-Cola commercials from the 60's that featured some of the biggest stars of that decade singing songs about Coca-Cola, usually with the lyric content containing the lines "Things go better with Coca-Cola, things go better with Coke." I purchased this CD from the Bomp Records catalog, a fantastic 60's reissue and orignal music label in Santa Monica, California. Beatle Bob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 07:18:16 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: The Walker Brothers, Carol & The Memories & other Alec Noel Productions Martin wrote: > I do not know the full story of The Walker Brothers > involvement with 'Alec Noel Productions' but both sides > were Wr. (Scott) Engel & (John) Stuart. The other Martay > goodie I know, again with the 'Alec Noel Productions' > credit is The Dalton Boys fab Spector styled, version of > PJ Proby's song, "I Only Came To Dance With You" > (Hopefully all Spectropopers will know of Pat Powdrill's > original.) B-Side "Without Your Love" again > Wr.Engel-Stewart. This was released later in England on > Capitol with an instrumental B-side "Greens" Wr. by the > producer of all the above, MARk TAYlor both sides credit > the artists as Scott Engel & John Stewart. The "I Only Came To Dance With You"/"Without You, Love" 45 was Martay 2001 in the U.S. listed as by The Dalton Brothers. Like in the UK it was reissued when The Walker Brothers hit, substituting the instrumental "Greens" for the original B-side. But check out the artist name (which is printed in full just like this on the 45 label): I Only Came To Dance With You (Jim Smith)/Greens (Mark Taylor) - John Stewart & Scott Engel now known as the Walker Brothers, Tower 218: 1966, P:Mark Taylor Subtle.:-) Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 19:05:31 EDT From: Michael Rashkow Subject: Jeannie Thomas Joe Panzaerella writes: > Jeannie Thomas the same as Jeanne Thomas Fox One and the same--husband Ray Fox--lyricist and onetime manager of Andrea Marcovicci. Jean is now (or was)the manager of Mia Sorvino among others. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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