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Spectropop - Digest Number 439

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There are 20 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Coke Ads
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      2. Donna's got it!
           From: Martin Roberts 
      3. Yeh, Yeh, Yeh (That Boy Of Mine)
           From: Martin Roberts 
      4. Re: Glen Campbell
           From: Justin McDevitt 
      5. rock and roll novels
           From: Will George 
      6. Pop Rocks upcoming on VH1
           From: popcultclub 
      7. RE: T.A.M.I. Show and AM Radio
           From: Andrew Simons 
      8. RE: Coke Ads
           From: Ken Silverwood 
      9. free Love
           From: Spector Collector 
     10. Jean DuShon
           From: Algy 
     11. RE: rock and roll novels
           From: Andrew Simons 
     12. Rev-Lons Redux
           From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
     13. The Liquid Room-4/7/02
           From: David Ponak 
     14. Re:  Big Jim Sullivan
           From: Andrew Simons 
     15. 60's commercials
           From: Justin McDevitt 
     16. Rare Girl Group Gems from the 1960s Radio Spotlight Show
           From: Patrick Rands 
     17. Land of 1K Dances
           From: James F.  Cassidy 
     18. Re: Coke Ads
           From: james botticelli 
     19. Re: Coke Ads
           From: richard hattersley 
     20. Re: Glen Campbell
           From: Jan Kristensen 


Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 22:28:40 +0100
   From: Guy Lawrence 
Subject: Coke Ads

I love those Coke ads too.
Gary Lewis did a great one saying something like -"at the 
end of our recording sessions the floor's always covered 
in bottles!" and the Jan & Dean ones, like all Jan & Dean 
product are superb. But greatest of all is the Left Banke 
Coke ad. A precious minute of absolute beauty. Then, that's 
the Left Banke for you - their radio spots were better than 
most bands ALBUMS!
Regards, Guy.

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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 23:10:13 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Donna's got it! Thanks to Paul for playing The Dalton Brothers to musica. Now I know I won't get a wink of sleep until I know who recorded this. I've got the record but the lyric is different "Johnny(/Bonnie?) Got Something.....yeah she's got...." (later that day....) I'll sleep peacefully but with my head spinning with more questions! Donna Loren "Johnny's Got Something" Challenge 9213 wr. Bly-Johnson-Burgess (or so it says on the label) is Scott Engel's "Lottin Dottin Da Da" with the (unfinished?) male vocal removed. Donna turns in one of her best, most powerful vocals on this track. Now Donna has also told me that her 'big' productions on Challenge were arranged by Jack Nitzsche. So more questions, questions, QUESTIONS!!! Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 23:22:20 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Yeh, Yeh, Yeh (That Boy Of Mine) Hi Patrick, Not so easy I'm afraid! Lorie Burton's (original?) version (on Roulette and available on Mick's fabby Girls Will Be Girls CD) credits Kornfield/Rubin/Koppelman as songwriters. Wouldn't think it was a 'business' credit, he co-wrote the B-Side "Who Are You" along with Klein. Hugo & Luigi producers Orch. Cond. Sammy Lowe. A wonderful record, that starts Mick's CD. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 22:48:30 -0500 From: Justin McDevitt Subject: Re: Glen Campbell Hi Will and Group; As I recall, the first Glen Campbell song that charted was "Gentle On My Mind". I first heard this song, written by John Hartford, in the summer of 1967. The next Campbell song that was played on radio stations was Jimmy Webb's "By The Time I Get to Phoenix", summer 1968. Justin McDevitt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 00:13:49 EDT From: Will George Subject: rock and roll novels Mark Wirtz write: >I actually took a few years off and wrote the Rock'n'Roll >novel "Sisyphus Rocks." It was published recently under my >Michael Sinclair name and is available at Speaking of R&R novels, I remember reading a novel called "Fuel Injected Dreams." I can't recall the author's name, and I don't have the book anymore. But it was clearly based on Phil & Ronnie Spector. But it turns the Phil Spector character into a total whacko, and ventures into some pretty sick territory, so don't read it unless you're prepared for that. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 22:44:29 -0000 From: popcultclub Subject: Pop Rocks upcoming on VH1 We are excited to announce the production of POP ROCKS, a 5-hour VH1 documentary series that chronicles the history and culture of carefully crafted pop music directed towards pre-teens. From the 1960s bubblegum sounds of the Archies and the Ohio Express to today's boy bands and teen temptresses, POP ROCKS will reveal the universal truths behind several generations of hits. For more info and for an opportunity to participate in message board discussions, please visit our website at - We're also looking for home movies and snapshots of the performers, so if you brought your Brownie when the Banana Splits appeared at your local amusement park, we especially want to hear from you! Kim Cooper, Morgan Neville & Lisa Sutton -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 09:48:53 +0100 From: Andrew Simons Subject: RE: T.A.M.I. Show and AM Radio The T.A.M.I. Show was available on VHS - I bought my sans-Beach-Boys copy in 1981. I assumed that the film company (American International Pictures ?) was by then out of business and so my copy was of dubious legality. Point is, there must be used copies on the market. Andrew Simons -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 16:47:05 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: RE: Coke Ads >Gary Lewis did a great one saying something like - "at the >end of our recording sessions the floor's always covered >in bottles!" My God Gary, I thought you were going to say "at the end of our recording sessions the floor's always covered in COKE"!!! Ken on the West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 16:25:48 +0000 From: Spector Collector Subject: free Love Hey gang, I recently discovered that a movie called "All I Wanna Do" from a coupla years ago, now playing on cable and available on video, features two Andy Paley-produced songs by Darlene Love. Finding no soundtrack album, I did some Web research and found that the film's production company has those two songs, as well as the flick's only other original song, available as free downloadable mp3s. Go to and enjoy! Said third song, credited to the The Fingernails, is a hilarious but affectionate Shangri-Las sendup, also produced by Paley (and featuring Glenn Close on background vocals!). Better yet, on that page, you'll see an address to send off for a free copy of the complete soundtrack (the track listing for which is at elsewhere on the same site). It took about a month after I sent off my SASE for the goods to arrive by return mail, but sure enough, they came through. In truth, it's a CD-R with color photocopy inserts, but great digital sound, apparently in advance of its release on Rhino later this year (mystifyingly, under the film's original working title, "Strike!"); see for more info. In fact, now that I think of it, it looks like this is a dead page they've forgotten to remove, because it refers to the movie's "Opening August 28th on 1,000 screens." Betcha the Rhino CD was canceled, all the more reason to send off for your freebie; enjoy! David A. Young -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 15:26:34 -0400 From: Algy Subject: Jean DuShon For those of you who have wondered "whatever happened to Jean DuShon", I want you to know that Miss DuShon, the fabulous jazz, pop and blues singer and Broadway star, is alive and well and living in New York City. She is still performing. Many of you believed that her career was over after the 60s. Actually, it had a second beginning. When disco came in in the '70s, DuShon stopped recording and concentrated on her nightclub work. She did record with Brother Jack McDuff on his '72 lp called "The Fourth Dimension" and was producing her own sides with Gene McDaniels ("A Hundred Pounds of Clay") and the great jazzman, Roy Ayers when she miscarried her son. After her recovery, she returned to the clubs. Dick Anthony Williams, the actor, caught DuShon's show at NY's Wells and told Jean that she'd be wonderful on the stage. DuShon got offers to do off-Broadway and starred in several shows including "The Crystal Tree" and "Helen of Troy". Later, Broadway called in the name of "What The Wine Sellers Buy" with Williams and Glynn Turman. This was a straight dramatic role for Jean and she received favorable notices. Her next show on the Great White Way was "Bubbling Brown Sugar" co-starring Cab Calloway, Vivian Reed and Honi Coles. She was with the show off and on for eleven years, both on Broadway and the road company. Next came an offer to replace folk singer/actress, Odetta, in the Chicago production of "Little Dreamer - A Nite in the Life of Bessie Smith". Jean took over the leading role as Empress of the Blues, Bessie Smith and received rave reviews and over a year's run in the show. During this period, she starred in a TV documentary called "Strolling Down 47th Street" which won for her an Emmy Award. When the show closed, she returned to the European company of "Bubbling...." While ending a run in "Sugar" in Paris, Jean received a call from New York producers of the new musical, "Blues in the Night". One of the show's stars, legendary blues singer, Ruth Brown, was ill and not able to continue. Jean flew to New York and went into rehersal with Leslie Uggams and Debbie Shapiro the other two stars. They opened in three weeks. Actually, Jean had done the show previously, but out of New York. DuShon garnered excellent reviews from the likes of Clive Barnes and Frank Rich, two of the top New York critics. Surprisingly, DuShon was not nominated for a Tony Award, for performances like her's usually ended up getting recognized, especially since she brought audiences to their collective feet singing "Wasted Life Blues". The show, however, was nominated for "best musical" but lost to "Cats". Jean then went on a world-wide singing tour which encompassed South America, Canada, Australia and Europe. She sang for Princess Grace and King Husain, respectively and later for President and Mrs. Clinton at one of the Inauguaral Balls of the '92 election. DuShon has an important role in the upcoming movie, "Can't Buy Love" which should be released later this year and she is working on a one-woman stage show. Jean hopes to return to the studio to record again. She is looking for a record deal. Jean DuShon can be reached through me, a close friend and confidant. If you enter her name in the search engines, you can find lots on Jean, especially regarding where her old records can be found. Ralph -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 10:34:47 +0100 From: Andrew Simons Subject: RE: rock and roll novels Dear all, Just a reminder that a good tool for bookmarking is the British Library's public access catalogue, for all printed materials: It will provide the answer to some questions such as Title: Fuel-injected dreams. James Robert Baker Author: Baker. James Robert Subject: Fiction in English. American writers,. 1945- ? Texts Publication details: London. Bantam. 1986 Description: [352]p. 22cm. pbk Shelfmark: YC.1987.a.8909 Current Dewey No: 813.54F19 And of course are online catalogue to the British Library National Sound Archive's holdings will come in handy as well: Andrew Simons Jazz Curator British Library National Sound Archive -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 10:51:34 -0400 From: Jimmy Crescitelli Subject: Rev-Lons Redux Good work Mick, as usual. I love their "After Last Night," and I'm sure I have a few others by them in my archives. But the cited song remains my favorite. Now what about the Georgettes... they did "Little Boy." (Not the G-B-S comp, but an infectious little ditty that runs through my head 24 hours per day.) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 13:51:22 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room-4/7/02 The Liquid Room, (usually) hosted by David Ponak (me), airs every Saturday night from Midnight to 3AM (PDT) on 90.7FM KPFK Los Angeles, as well as streaming at Please join me this coming weekend! For Southern California residents, there are only two more performances left of "Soft As A Rock" starring the MELLO CADS at the KNITTING FACTORY's "Alterknit Lounge" 7021 Hollywood Blvd. (between La Brea and Highland) 8 PM SHARP show, Tuesdays April 16 & 23. Thrill to covers by Paul Williams & Roger Nichols, The Free Design, and Burt Bacharach & Hal David as well as groovy Cad originals from the CD "Soft As A Rock," being released by Franklin Castle Records in the US and Philter Records in Japan next month. The Liquid Room-4/7/02 1. The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Akakage/Brass Impact I Love Pop Music (Nippon Crown-Japan) 3.Mark Wirtz/If Illusion Met Fantasy The Go-Go Music Of Mark Wirtz (RPM-UK) 4.Karl Zero/Ca Va Ca Va Songs For Cabriolets (Naive-France) 5.Jaymze Bee and the Deep Lounge Coalition/It Wasn't Me Sub-Urban (Oglio) 6.John Barry & Donna Summer/Deep Down Inside John Barry: Lounge Legends (Universal-Germany) 7.Testbild/Eniac Vs. Univac The Double Life Of Testbild (Radio Khartoum) 8.Les Baxter/Tropicando Que Mango (Scamp) 9.The Raymakers/Contact High Cook Book CD (Eenie Meenie) 10.Harper's Bizarre/Small Talk The Secret Life Of Harper's Bizarre (bonus track) (Sundazed) 11.N.E.R.D./Baby Doll In Search Of... (Virgin) 12.Neil Diamond/The Pot Smokers Song Play Me: The Complete UNI Recordings And More (MCA) 13.Pico/Ano Toki ABC (Kitty-Japan) 14.Dymaxion/Verfremdungseffekt 4+3=38:33 (Roomtone) 15.Andre Popp & Jeanette/Jeremy Popp Musique (Tricatel-France) 16.Indian Rope/Storm In A Teacup Limbo (Trattoria-Japan) 17.Jack Jones/Wives And Lovers (disco version) Nobody Does It Better (MGM) 18.Noonday Underground/Wonderful Tonight Self-Assembly (Bar-None) 19.Revillos/Scuba Scuba Rev Up (bonus track) (Captain Oi-UK) 20.Stereo-Total/Love With The Two Of Us Musique Automatique (Bobsled) 21, 22, 23. Fad Gadget/Ricky's Hand, Luxury, Collapsing New People The Best Of Fad Gadget (Mute) RIP Frank Tovey 24.Lee Hazlewood/The Girls In Paris Lee Hazlewood: Lounge Legends (Universal-Germany) 25.Puffy/Turn It Into Love The Hit Parade (Sony Music-Japan) 26.The Gunter Hallman Choir/Daydream Lounge Legends (Universal Music-Germany) 27.Stew/Love Is Coming Through The Door The Naked Dutch Painter And Other Songs (Smile) 28.Minnie Ripperton/Les Fleur Come To My Garden (Varese Sarabande) 29. Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll be Movin' On Someday Man (Reprise) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 10:25:16 +0100 From: Andrew Simons Subject: Re: Big Jim Sullivan BIG JIM SULLIVAN was used on the Charles Blackwell-produced Françoise Hardy sessions of the 1960s (source: her correspondence to me 30 years ago). Check out the solo on her 1964 track "Je n'attends plus personne." Andrew Simons -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 10:58:14 -0500 From: Justin McDevitt Subject: 60's commercials Hello Spectropop; Like many of you, I have fond memories of 60's era rock groups participating in various commercials. One of my favorites was the Pontiac Ad featuring Paul Revere and The Raiders. The Bee Gees Coke ads were great as well. There were two Tabb commercials that I found particularly catchy. Both ads used the same melody line though one ad was kind of mellow, the other more ROCKED-UP. My real favorite is the Pepsi For Those Who Think Young commercial featuring the sultry sexy voice of Joanie Somers with that soft, jazzy flute in the background. Is there a website where these commercials can be heard/viewed? Justin mcDevitt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 08:28:35 -0400 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Rare Girl Group Gems from the 1960s Radio Spotlight Show Hello! Tonight (Friday 4/12/02) at 6 pm EST on 90.3 WZBC in Boston, MA I am doing a radio spotlight show on Rare Girl Group Gems from the 1960s - hopefully you can tune in! You can also tune in online. Here's a link with all the information: :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 16:12:29 -0400 From: James F. Cassidy Subject: Land of 1K Dances Bob "The Other" Rashkow wrote: >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" ! ! !) Cannibal's "LO1KD" is great in an anarchic, loose sort of way, but for getting 'em out on the dance floor, you can't beat The Wicked Pickett! Jim Cassidy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 14:23:19 -0400 From: james botticelli Subject: Re: Coke Ads Guy Lawrence wrote: > But greatest of all is the Left Banke > Coke ad. A precious minute of absolute beauty. Then, that's > the Left Banke for you - their radio spots were better than > most bands ALBUMS! Then there's the Left Banke's "Toni Hairspray" commercial... arranged baroquely. Imagine some hippie maiden with long but unlustrous and uncontrollable hair topping off her hand-sewn boutique-bought peasant blouse and her strategically torn, strategically well-worn bell-bottoms with a laquer job from Toni thanks to the Banke!~ James Botticelli Taking the EZ...Way Out! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 11:24:30 +0000 From: richard hattersley Subject: Re: Coke Ads Del Shannon did a one for rival Pepsi. Made to sound like his 1965 hits. Any one heard this one? Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 11:27:35 +0200 From: Jan Kristensen Subject: Re: Glen Campbell The first Glen Campbell record that charted was "Turn around, look at me" from 1961 (Crest 1087) I believe it was his first record. Jan K -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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