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There are 16 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: 60s Songs in Commericals
           From: Vincent Degiorgio 
      2. The Quiz et al
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      3. Re: T.A.M.I. Show and AM Radio
           From: Michael Godin 
      4. RE: Alec Noel-Scott Walker & Bonnie
           From: Paul Underwood 
      5. Re: Reviews: BACKCOMB N' BEAT & Psychedelia At Abbey Road 1965 - 1969
           From: Patrick Rands 
      6. Lords Of Flatbush
           From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
      7. Re: Gems Girl Group compilation albums
           From: Patrick Rands 
      8. Re: 60s Songs in Commericals
           From: James Botticelli 
      9. Glen Campbell
           From: Will George 
     10. Re: Gems 2
           From: Patrick Rands 
     11. Re: Reviews: BACKCOMB/Whatever happened to...
           From: Mark Wirtz 
     12. Re: Glen Campbell
           From: Mike Arcidiacono 
     13. THE REV-LONS
           From: mick patrick 
     14. Re:  Big Jim Sullivan
           From: Mark Wirtz 
     15. Re: 60s Songs in Commericals
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
     16. Commercials & Music
           From: Country Paul 


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Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 08:59:21 -0700
   From: Vincent Degiorgio 
Subject: Re: 60s Songs in Commericals

Paul Urbahns wrote:

> 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?

Shout by the Isleys seems to get used quite often....

Vincent Degiorgio





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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 01:36:18 -0000 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: The Quiz et al THE QUIZ!!! (Never mind, I didn't even get 1/2 of them. Anyone else care to take a crack?!) I do keep forgetting that Chris Kenner was the first to record Land of 1,000 Dances - Talk about great wedding dance records, I WISH I'd included that in my "suggestions" for Peter L!!! (Cannibal's version that is. I LOVE IT when that girl screams as he's singing the word "Watusi" ! ! !) First time I've heard of Helen Miller but many of those songs she penned are terrific. Definitely add my name to her fan list! Debbie Albericci you were most assuredly not off-topic!!! Tom Taber wrote: >...anybody else weirded out as I am? Yes, Tom, and what weirds me out even more than Kay Starr followed by the Yardbirds is muzak versions of Born To Be Wild and commercials that persist in distorting all these great sixties tunes. Full circle, I suppose--but who else is on the list to use "I Got You" by James Brown!! (Ugh!) Not to the song, of course. Martin R sent me an mp3 of Eddie Wasn't There, if I get a chance to hear it I'll give you a rating--! And last but certainly not least, I was privileged to hear from Billy Corelle of Teddy & the Pandas after visitng their website a while back. Asked him about Bob Stone who wrote "We Can't Go On This Way" as well as American Breed's "Ready Willing & Able" and Cher's "Gypsies Tramps & Thieves". He didn't know that much about this wonderful songwriter of the era, but does anyone know who this talented guy is/was and where he came from? (e.g. East Coast, West Coast or somewhere in between - leaves lots of possibilities doesn't it!) Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 20:58:10 -0700 From: Michael Godin Subject: Re: T.A.M.I. Show and AM Radio Hi, To the best of my knowledge, the T.A.M.I. show has never been made available on VHS. In the old Beta vs. VHS war days, it was available on Beta. The closest I have seen is a video titled "That Was Rock 1060s", a compilation of the best of The T.A.M.I. Show and The Big T.N.T Show, hosted by Chuck Berry. I bought a copy from Video Beat. After I bought it and watched it, I placed a link to the Video Beat at my own web site. Please feel free to check it out. Michael Godin Treasure Island Oldies http://www.TreasureIslandOldies.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 11:23:31 +0200 From: Paul Underwood Subject: RE: Alec Noel-Scott Walker & Bonnie Phil Chapman wrote: > > I have a lo-fi tape copy of a test-pressing, courtesy the > Philately team, which I have played to musica. It's Bonnie > (Charlotte) singing over the same backing track as the > Margie Day version, so we can assume it remains an Alec-Noel > production, although Jerry Riopelle supervised the vocal(?). > Does anyone agree with me that the song and production is > reminiscent of Jackie DeShannon's great recording > "Don't Turn Your Back On Me"? Many thanks, Phil, for the Bonnie track. I think it's more reminiscent of "When you walk in the room" than "Don't turn your back on me", but that's probably splitting hairs as both are great. If I can figure out how to do it, I'll post a Dalton Brothers/Scott Engel & John Stewart track, "Lotton dottin da da" on musica. It's a nice sound and I find it difficult to believe it wasn't released as a single somewhere. Who is the sax player? If "Tell me in the Sunlight" is a Goldstar recording, the following extract from a 1993 French interview with Scott Walker may be relevant: "I was working as a session musician at Goldstar [electric bass: he played on Sandy Nelson's "Let there be drums"] where Phil made his records. I knew Larry Levine and all the guys in his team. I was just a kid at the time and Larry knew that I loved the records Phil made. So at night, he let me into the studio on the sly to play me the new songs before they were released. That's how I was the first to hear the Christmas Album. But I never played on any of his records." Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 09:38:20 -0400 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Reviews: BACKCOMB N' BEAT & Psychedelia At Abbey Road 1965 - 1969 Mark Wirtz wrote: > At the risk of telling you anything you know already, all I can do is > reiterate the copyright info I was given on this US song > in the UK by the > London publisher at the time of recording it > with Russ (I worked off the US publisher's demo) > --> D. Rubin - C. Koppleman, Planetary Music. By the way, now > you bring my attention to this, I realize an ironic twist of fate, > almost 20 years later, Charles Koppleman was the executive > producer of the Helen Reddy album "We'll Sing In The Sunshine", > which I arranged and co-produced with Kim Fowley!! > Wow, life is sooo weird, huh? > Very best, > Mark :) Hi Mark! Last year when I got the Russ Loader singles I was confused because the Lesley Gore Bear Family Box Set credited someone else with the tune but I didn't remember who. I looked last night to clear it up for myself - it turns out that the box set credit Lesley and her brother for the song - which obviously is incorrect! I did look at BMI's website last year too and they gave the same credits as you did, so I guess my question was moot, but sometimes you need to hear it from the horse's mouth LOL! BTW, I love what you did with that song - to me it's a real pop production gem. It was my first introduction to your production style and right away I knew much more was to follow once I could get my hands on it :). Whatever happened to Russ Loader, if you (or anyone else) knows? I've been curious since hearing the singles. :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 01:58:09 EDT From: Jimmy Crescitelli Subject: Lords Of Flatbush Glad to hear so many of y'all have discovered this soundtrack... I've been waxing about Ms. Thomas' track for quite some time... it's pretty cool, huh? Sorta like "Born Too Late" with a hot little edge built in... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 13:53:20 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Gems Girl Group compilation albums Michael Edwards wrote: > That's all the info we get on the album. Sad to say only > very few of these tracks have made it to legit US or UK > CDs. Hi Mike! Thanks to everyone who supplied the Gems tracklistings! I listened to my copy of this volume (side one) and I have a couple questions. I'd love it if anyone could help me out. Do the Pussycats on this collection have anything to do with the singer Pussycat from France? The track certainly sounds like her. Pussycat BTW did my FAVE version of You're No Good - I meant to mention this when that song was being discussed. Pussycat is wonderful - her version of You're No Good can be found on one of the Nymphomania collections, and for all I know the lyrics were completely changed in French. But the song sounds completely raunchy in her hands. She also has an incredible collection out on Magic Records in France.... My second question is about the Rev-Lons - After Last Night. I love this track! It is also on a collection called '60s Girl Groups'. Please, if anyone has any information about the Rev-Lons I'd love to know, someone recently asked me about them and sad to say I knew nothing. :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2002 14:13:48 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: 60s Songs in Commericals beatle bob wrote: > 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." Hey all...note the new e-mail address. I have a "Things Go Better With Coke" CD that features all English mid 6T's performers, most of which are redone combining the Coke song with the hit they obviously based it on...Many are more lengthy that one might suspect, some up to 1:30... Thought I'd share.. Jimmy Botticelli -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 22:03:59 EDT From: Will George Subject: Glen Campbell Have any of you been watching the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour reruns on CMT? Pretty fun stuff. Last night had a very young Linda Ronstadt, Neil Diamond and Liberace (!). Can anyone tell me when Glen Campbell signed with Capitol Records? What year was his first album or single released? If nobody here knows, I don't know who would! Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 13:44:40 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Gems 2 Ian Slater wrote: > The track listing on the second volume of "Gems" is > listed below. I've marked my own favourites > with *s -girl group classics in my humble opinion. > > Twinkle - Aint Nobody Home but Me > Marie Ann - High Heel Shoies > Linda & the Del Rios - Come On Let Me Try > Juliettes - Forever Loving You* > Reasons - Silly Boy > Tammys - Part of Growing Up > Trinkets - Fisherman* > HollyWood Jills - He Makes Me So Mad > Yolanda & the Charmaines - There Ought to be a Law > Kittens - Don't Let It Happen Again* > Valentine & Sweethearts - Lipstick & High Heel Shoes > Petites - Is 13 too Young to Fall in Love > Parlettes - Because - We're Very Young > Emeralds - Wanna Make Him Mine* > West Winds - You're Looking at my Guy* > Shona & Party Lights - Miracle Maker > Ginger & Chiffons - Where Were You Last Night > Baby Jane & the Rock-a-byes - Half Deserted Street* > Trilons - I'm the One > The Significant Other - What is the reason? > > Ian Slater Hi Ian, I've finally been able to listen to my copy of Gems and I actually pretty much agree with your selection for faves on this volume. I also liked the HollyWood Jills - He Makes Me So Mad - does anyone know any information about this group - I'd love to know - thanks! :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 15:24:10 EDT From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Reviews: BACKCOMB/Whatever happened to... Patrick Rands writes: > Whatever happened to Russ Loader, if you (or anyone else) > knows? I've been curious since hearing the singles. I share your curiosity. I also would love to know what eventually happened to Russ, or Dany Chandelle, or so many others with whom I touched lives... LOL, Steve Flynn comes to mind also, probably because, putting together some stuff for Mark F last night, I stumbled across Steve Flynn's "Your Life And My Life" single which, ironically, was not sung by Steve, but ghost sung by John carter (who also wrote the song). Mind you, the B-side's "Come Tomorrow" (gosh, I sure milked the hell out of that tune of mine, didn't I?? LOLOL) IS sung by Steve Flynn. By the way, if any of you ever listen to "Your Life and..." check out Nicky Hopkin's really awesome Rock'n'Roll piano!! Anyway, seems like the only artists of whom I still have somewhat of a whereabouts awareness, are Keith, Steve and Twink (the latter who, last I heard, resides in Orange County, CA, where he runs a small record company). M:) PS - Come to think of it, "Your Life And My Life" is a pretty frantic sort of an affair, with everybody performing in top form, but at 100 mph (my fault, I was the MD, after all). The background vocals sound like the Jordanaires on coke! LOL. Guys, lemma tell ya, we did have so much fun back then! We were all like a bunch of kids playing in a musical sandbox... ;) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 15:44:10 -0400 From: Mike Arcidiacono Subject: Re: Glen Campbell Will George wrote: > Can anyone tell me when Glen Campbell signed with Capitol > Records? What year was his first album or single released? > If nobody here knows, I don't know who would! Billy, that would be 1962 and Glen's first Capitol release "Too Late To Worry, Too Blue To Cry". Hope that helped. Your Friend, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 20:59:54 +0100 (BST) From: mick patrick Subject: THE REV-LONS Patrick Rands enquired: > ...if anyone has any information about the Rev-Lons, > I'd love to know... Hi, Allow me. There were several groups called THE REV-LONS, some hyphenated, some not, mostly male. The trio of your affection came from Northern California and comprised three sisters, RACHEL, LUPE and FRANCES HERNANDEZ. They looked like triplets. To my knowledge, they released three singles: "BOY TROUBLE" / "Give Me One More Chance" (Garpax 44168) Arranged and produced by Gary Paxton. "I CAN'T FORGET ABOUT YOU" / "Love Can't Be A One Way Deal" (Reprise 20,200) Arranged by Gary Paxton. A Product of Star-Burst Records. "AFTER LAST NIGHT" / "It's Gonna Happen Some Day" (Reprise 0251) Arranged by David Gates. Produced by Jimmy Bowen. "After Last Night" is the much recorded P J Proby-penned number first cut by the Chiffons, not the "He's So Fine" group, the other lot. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 16:03:31 EDT From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Big Jim Sullivan Paul writes: > you mentioned Big Jim Sullivan,I have some video footage > of him on 'Shang A Lang',the Bay City Rollers 70s TV show. > It's a hilarious clip with him in a kilt playing a guitar > like a bagpipe blowing one of those guitar tubes a la > Peter Frampton, No, I never saw it, but, knowing Big Jim, the picture that comes to minds cracks me up, LOL M:) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 20:54:10 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: 60s Songs in Commericals beatle bob wrote: > 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 have been looking for this CD for a long time, where can I buy it? The Coke commercials are some of my favorite spots along with the ones Dusty Springfield, The Who, Yardbirds and The Chiffons did for 'Great Shakes'. Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 15:50:25 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Commercials & Music John, http://www.songtitle.info is great! Thank you. And welcome to the discourse, Deb; I flipped when I heard the Nico track, too. The songtitle list is great - while "Zoom Zoom Zoom" will always be imprinted with those darned cars, at least the bratty schoolboy won't be in evidence when I'm listening to the long version! :-) A thought: while it's nice to hear the really obscure stuff, like Nico, I wince every time another great memory of my youth is co-opted to try to sell me something, especially something I don't need. Oh, well, $uch is life. Besides, commercial radio sure isn't playing most of them anymore. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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