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There are 21 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Sue Allen
           From: Ken Levine 
      2. Re: Coke Ads
           From: Ken Silverwood 
      3. Tommy Moeller
           From: Ken Silverwood 
      4. Jean DuShon Photos
           From: Algy 
      5. The Masters Theme
           From: Michael Rashkow 
      6. Re: 60's commercials
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
      7. THE GEORGETTES & RICKIE PAGE
           From: mick patrick 
      8. Re: rock and roll novels/Sisyphus Rocks
           From: Mark Frumento 
      9. Glen Campbell, Kool (or maybe Cool) Shakes
           From: Country Paul 
     10. Paul Mystery (McCartney Not!)
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     11. Re: 60's commercials
           From: Paul Richards 
     12. JEAN DuSHON
           From: mick patrick 
     13. Re: Radio Commercials
           From: Mike Anderson 
     14. Re: Radio Commercials
           From: DJ Steve 
     15. Re: Radio Commercials
           From: Mike Arcidiacono 
     16. Sarah Kernochan-related AIWD
           From: Country Paul 
     17. Girl Watchers Diet Pepsi Commercial
           From: Leonardo Flores 
     18. Re: JEAN DuSHON
           From: algy 
     19. Paul Anka
           From: Ian Chapman 
     20. Re: Jean DuShon Update
           From: Algy 
     21. question 4 Mark Wirtz
           From: richard hattersley 


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Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 15:48:04 -0700
   From: Ken Levine 
Subject: Sue Allen

Okay, I hope this isn't TOO obscure. There's a 50's/60's singer 
named Sue Allen. Supposedly she did a lot of studio work. She 
was also the lead singer for the Johnny Mann Singers and can be 
heard prominently on many radio station jingles in the 60's, 
from KHJ to KFWBto WCFL to WMCA. Has she recorded any albums 
on her own?  Has she had any kind of a solo career?  Is she 
even still with us?  Great voice with a lovely lilt.  Thanks.

Ken Levine



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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 01:04:57 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Coke Ads Richard Hattersley wrote: > Del Shannon did a one for rival Pepsi. > Made to sound like his 1965 hits. > Any one heard this one? Yes Richard, you can find it on the Raven double CD of Del Shannon's Greatest Hits, its an Australian compilation but shouldn't be too hard to locate. I think it was sung to the tune of "Keep Searchin'" West Coast Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 01:00:48 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Tommy Moeller Hello Mark, Did you by any chance write any more songs with Tommy Moeller (Unit 4 Plus 2) besides the one for Peanut - "I Didn't Love Him Anyway"? Ken on the West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 22:43:25 -0400 From: Algy Subject: Jean DuShon Photos For her fans and people who might not know Jean DuShon, I uploaded a couple of shots of the singer/actress into the photos section. While on famed agent, John Levy's roster of stars (Nancy Wilson, Ramsey Lewis, Cannonball Adderly, George Shearing, Dakota Staton, Wes Montgomery, etc.), DuShon appeared in the top swank clubs and hotels (Las Vegas with Fats Domino) and jazz festivals available in the U.S. Among the legends she shared bills with were Ray Charles, Count Basie, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Etta James and many more. One picture of Jean is from the '70s and the other is more recent (1999). Ralph -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 18:41:27 EDT From: Michael Rashkow Subject: The Masters Theme Those of you in Spectropop Land who follow golf at all probably watch the TV broadcasts of The Masters. The theme music used as background is owned "outright" by The Masters. I once tried to obtain the rights to release a recording - they laughed me out of Augusta. The Masters is so wierd - the whole deal is Top Secret - they now identify the song without a title or credit. Something like "Leeds Music # 62387" or something along those lines. How's that for running a tight ship? Anyway, the tune was written by Dave Loggins (Please Come To Boston, etc). I talked to him about it over the phone at one point - he had no authority or rights whatsover - writer for hire kind of thing I guess. He referred me to The Masters Executive Vice President who wrote me a lovely three paragraphs along the lines of thanks but no thanks, and wipe you feet before entering through the kitchen. The first year they used it they played the full song, with Loggins vocal at the start and end of the broadcast - an amazing lyric, citing the traditions, memorable shots, winners, etc., and a lovely tune, as I remember. The chorus began something like "Augusta, it's you that I love...." I'll tell you this: I want it. I want it. I want it so bad. Can't live without it. It's driving me mad. Some say I'm crazy, got golf on the brain. But golf comes in second-- see I'm music insane. So somebody help me, ya' know it's Masters Week and I'm obsessing 'bout suicide down in Rae's Creek. My mistress is music, golf just a hobby I'm Jones-ing for Loggins, and not for Jones, Bobby. ....please no reviews, I know it's pitiful. But I just had to do it. I was in the grip of an overpowering impulse. Now, to the matter in hand: Who out there might have a copy of the full version? A copy of the sheet? A copy of the lyric? Anybody hooked into Leeds Music? Get this monkey off my back. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 09:04:56 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: 60's commercials Justin McDevitt asks: > Is there a website where these commercials can be heard/viewed? There was a radio aircheck company selling a couple casettes of old radio spots years ago, but I havent heard of any lately except for the "Things Go Better With Coke" CD. Most of the commercials I have were downloaded using file sharing programs like WinMX and via tape/CD-R trades. I'm just glad this stuff survived and I was lucky to find it. Most radio spots are made to be played during a short period of time and later erased or disposed of. BTW Gary Lewis sez in his spot "We never make it through a recording session without COKE!" I'll post the Great Shakes spots to musica tonight - werent they a product of Coca-Cola? BTW my mother still has the orginal GS shaker in her kitchen that she made MANY shakes for me and my brother in the mid-late 60's (She didnt want us to make a mess)! Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 09:39:45 +0100 (BST) From: mick patrick Subject: THE GEORGETTES & RICKIE PAGE from Jimmy Crescitelli: > ...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.) Hi, Ahhh, Saturdays, don'cha love 'em. No work, no trains, no need to even wash one's face. Oh, and on BBC2 this afternoon are The Phil Silvers Show, Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard and Malcolm In The Middle. What bliss. I love THE GEORGETTES' "LITTLE BOY" too Jim. The Georgettes, the Majorettes, Becky & the Lollipops, Beverly & the Motorscooters and the Bermudas - these are just a few of the group names used to conceal the identities of singer-songwriter-producer RICKIE PAGE and various members of her musical family. She and her omnipresent husband George Motola also ran Troy Records, the outlet for "Little Boy" by the Georgettes. Additionally, commencing in 1957, Rickie released a decade-long string of singles using her own name for every label under the California sun, not to mention recording as a member of the Spectors Three and Bobby 'Boris' Pickett's Crypt-Kickers, all of which goes to help make Rickie Page one of the unsung heroines of the early-1960s Los Angeles scene. Just time for more crumpets before Bilko. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 20:31:04 -0400 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: rock and roll novels/Sisyphus Rocks My review of Sisyphus Rocks did not make it through but I highly recommend it! It's a lot of fun and a book that a lot of Spectropoppers will relate to. I suspect that some of the characters are based on real life people but I can't get Mark to tell. Totally a music biz novel from start to finish. Another enjoyable read is 'Glimpses' an interesting fantasy about a guy who is able to finish some of the great, never completed albums of the 60s (i.e. Smile, Get Back). Support a fellow Spectropopper and buy Sisyphus Rocks! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 17:48:59 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Glen Campbell, Kool (or maybe Cool) Shakes Will George writes: > Can anyone tell me when Glen Campbell signed with Capitol > Records? What year was his first album or single released? "Turn Around Look at Me" was on Crest in 1961; it's success drew Capitol's attention. "Too Late To Worry...," which Mikey cites as being from '62, was the follow-up. As long as we're talking commercials, I've been looking for one for a canned or bottled milkshake from the late 50's: "Foams up like soda fountain shakes do when you pour yourself a Kool Shake [something like] thick and rich and creamy too Wow! That's a Kool Shake!" ...followed by a cookin' little riff for a talk-over. Perchance does anyone have a copy of this? (It may have been only in New York as a local product or a test market. I never did try the drink....) Thanks, Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 02:47:58 -0000 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Paul Mystery (McCartney Not!) Now THAT'S the Sixties!! Del Shannon singing "Come alive - you're in the PEPSI generation..." with that hard-edge guitar a la "Keep Searchin'" strumming away. Better yet - the LEFT BANKE doing a Coke ad??!! Wow man - "Somewhere a mountain is movin'"!!! TOO deep. Got a question that's kind of hard, no this is NOT a quiz, it's something I'd kind of like to know: We know Ray Hildebrand was better known as "Paul", male half of "Paul & Paula"--and it turns out he did a couple of solo recordings as Paul. One of these is Paper Clown, TOWER 304. Problem: Jerry Osborne also credits this SAME RECORD to one 'Paul (Stefan) and The Pack'. Same serial # and all. Did Jerry O make a geniune error, or did Hildebrand go by various other pseudonyms??? Checked under Paul Stefan and there are references to "Roland Stone", "Ronnie Premiere" et al. My want list which I'm in the process of alphabetizing on file must be accurate!!!!! (I know - too much to ask when you want thousands of 45s). I bet at least 1 or 2 Spectropoppers either know the answer or know somebody who KNOWS the answer - Help!!! First one to get back to me gets my sealed souvenir container of "Great Shakes" from 1966 - Just kidding, Bobster PS James Cassidy wrote: >...but for getting 'em out on the dance floor you can't beat > the Wicked Pickett! Jim, I disagree on that one but I do get out on the floor for "Funky Broadway", "Mustang Sally" and "I'm A Midnight Mover"!! Ok that's it for now!!! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 08:35:52 -0000 From: Paul Richards Subject: Re: 60's commercials Justin McDevitt wrote: > 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. I've just got a copy of the Paul Revere Pontiac ad from a collector in California, really trippy, fantastic psychedelia. Another good cola commercial is Dino, Desi & Billy's Royal Crown Cola ad on the Nancy Sinatra TV Special. Great looking group with lovely harmonies, we've talked about their version of 'Thru spray colored glasses' in the past. Such a fantastic song. It came from the movie 'Follow Me', has anyone seen it? Is there anything similar to 'Spray' on it? Cheers Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 14:31:57 +0100 (BST) From: mick patrick Subject: JEAN DuSHON Hi, We owe Ralph a big thank you for his JEAN DuSHON message. Spectropoppers should be aware that her second recording session, which took place on February 21st 1961, was produced by an ambitious newcomer named PHIL SPECTOR. Four songs were recorded that day, of which Jean's revival of Little Willie John's "Talk To Me, Talk To Me" and the self-penned rocker "Tired Of Trying" were issued back-to-back as a 45 on Atco. The other two songs, "Time After Time" and "Lover Man", remain unissued. Maybe Ralph could ask Jean to share with us her memories of working with the boy genius. Jean had a great voice, kinda like Dinah Washington meets Esther Phillips. I wish her well on the comeback trail. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 10:19:41 EDT From: Mike Anderson Subject: Re: Radio Commercials Bob Rashkow writes: > Better yet - the > LEFT BANKE doing a Coke ad??!! Wow man - "Somewhere a > mountain is movin'"!!! TOO deep. Perhaps it's a memory hallucination, but I seem to remember a 1967-era radio ad for Levi's by the Jefferson Airplane: Grace Slick singing a trippy "stretch Levi's fit right." or something to that effect. Sound familiar to anyone else? Mike Anderson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 13:07:32 -0400 From: DJ Steve Subject: Re: Radio Commercials Mike Anderson writes: > Perhaps it's a memory hallucination, but I seem to remember a > 1967-era radio ad for Levi's by the Jefferson Airplane: > Grace Slick singing a trippy "stretch Levi's fit right." or > something to that effect. Sound familiar to anyone else? I think it is on the comp 2600 ??? Ave. ??? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 13:46:52 -0400 From: Mike Arcidiacono Subject: Re: Radio Commercials Richard Hattersley: > Del Shannon did one for rival Pepsi. > Made to sound like his 1965 hits. > Any one heard this one? Hello.... If anyone has the Del Shannon Pepsi jingle can they play it to Musica? thanks!! Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 13:44:04 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Sarah Kernochan-related AIWD Ralph: Thank you for the update on Jean DuShon. With only two of her 45's in my collection, I never knew.... David Young: thank you for the lead to the free copy of the complete soundtrack of All I Wanna Do: http://www.redeemable.com/aiwd_music.htm It's amazing: 1) the nice things people will do for other people and 2) how many of those nice things I've found through this list. By the way, I notice Sarah Kernochan, who won an Academy Award this year, is involved with this. She had an album on (I think) RCA back in the early 70's. Anyone remember it? More later, I hope.... Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 18:15:01 -0000 From: Leonardo Flores Subject: Girl Watchers Diet Pepsi Commercial Spectropoppers, Dynovoice 236 features 'The Girl Watchers' doing their version of "Music To Watch Girls By". The song is featured with and without lyrics. The sung side mentions "Diet Pepsi, it's always such a thrill" during the break and "Diet Pepsi" is mentioned in a couple of other places in the song, quite unlike Andy Williams' version of the song. As this song had a heavy Freakbeat/psyhc beat to it, I wonder if it was actually considered for release as a commercial jingle beacuse it has such a 'loud' mix? The B-side features a more jazzy instrumental version of MTWGB, very unlike the famous version recorded by The Bob Crewe Generation. It's a killer Bob Crewe produced girl-group 45, and in my opinion one of the hardest Dynovoice 45's to locate. I know the song was originally released as a Pepsi commercial but having that original 45 (BBDO Records?)there are no lyrics with the song. Anybody know the story behind this one? Cheers Leonardo Flores -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 22:06:46 -0000 From: algy Subject: Re: JEAN DuSHON Hi, Mick & everyone: Actually, Jean is not on the "comeback trail" overall. Perhaps, as far as recording is concerned, yes. DuShon has been so busy in the theatre, she hasn't had much time to return to the studio. In the '70s, she recorded quite a bit with Gene McDaniels and Roy Ayers, but the material was never released. Jean has been smart enough to tell nighclub owners to set up the recording systems and tape some of her shows "live". She has these recordings in her possession and I am urging her to "shop them around" to record companies. Can you imagine how many of DuShon's fans would love to have these "live" recordings? I've heard some of them and they are great. Jean proves on these recordings that she is not "just a jazz singer" but that she can wail with the blues, ballads and soul. She also has been wise enough to arrange videotaping of her shows in clubs on some occasions (I videotaped her several times myself just recently). This type of footage is good for documentaries and other things that might be done in the future. On Phil Spector: When Jean was in Los Angeles last year she phoned Spector, who was very happy to hear from her. She invited him to a soiree that the actress Virginia Capers was hosting for Jean, which Phil promised to attend. He failed to show, no one knows why. However, she said, they had a great reunion via telephone. Also, she has fond memories of working with the young Spector at Atlantic Records. I will check with her to see if she has those other recordings that were never released by the company. On "Tired of Trying", she recalls that it was "just something that I had been working on". Spector needed a "b" side for "Talk to Me" and Jean reluctantly showed him the lyric she had jotted down on a piece of paper. He said, "let's work on it". The whole thing was impromtu. She finished writing the lyric right then and there and they came up with a melody and recorded it. I would describe Jean's style as "sassy, brash, tender and soulful". On stage, she has always been very sexy and has her own distinctive way of selling a song. Compared to early "rival", Nancy Wilson, Jean is more "churchy" and "bluesy". The singer was trained in the Baptist church and sang gospel up until the time she started singing secular at 15. The young girl was so good that she was headlining at top clubs in Detroit while still in her teens. It's not widely known, but Jean DuShon had the very FIRST recording of "For Once in My Life". The composer of the song called her to his home to "interpret" the song. He liked what she did with it so much, that he allowed her to record it first. That's HER record and I have urged her to "put it back into the act and claim it." Ralph (Algy) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 22:36:59 +0100 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Paul Anka Mark Wirtz wrote:- > Any of you feel inclined to open the classic Paul Anka > treasure chest? Frankly, if it hadn't been for Jerry Lewis, > Paul Anka, Neil Sedaka, Ricky Nelson, Bobby Rydell and Don > Gibson, I would be a cranky, aging doctor in Germany right > now. That would be a pity, wouldn't it? Doesn't bear thinking about, Mark! But with regard to Paul Anka, there are a couple of his later 60s sides that I wouldn't like to be without: "I Can't Help Lovin' You", from '66, was produced and arranged by Charlie Calello. Paul goes Motown on this terrific stomper, which is placed at a respectable No. 78 in Kev Roberts excellent "Northern Soul Top 500" book, where he describes it thus: "The track is absolutely magnificent, starting with bass and drums, followed by melodic vibes and a crunching 1966 dance beat, all topped off with Anka doing it 'his way'!" The second record is one of Paul's own compositions, and appeared in early'67. Entitled "I Don't Wanna Catch You 'Round Him Anymore", it's a UK production and as far as I can tell, was only issued as a 45 in the UK. It's produced by Norman Newell, who could often be a little too far across the MOR line for me. However, I have to say he pulled out all the stops with this one! Or somebody did. A fab ode to the green-eyed monster, it opens with a crashing piano chord and Paul demanding "Who was that who said hello, was he someone you used to know?", and launches into a full-scale crashing Spectropop blast, drums, percussion galore and response by a great girl chorus. It's more Wirtz than Spector, and in fact, Mark, it bears such a strong similarity to some of your productions (I'm thinking Russ Loader), I have to ask - did you have any uncredited involvement in this? Highly recommended to all Spectropoppers and offered up to musica for your listening pleasure. Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 23:07:59 -0000 From: Algy Subject: Re: Jean DuShon Update Country Paul wrote: > Ralph: Thank you for the update on Jean DuShon. With only > two of her 45's in my collection, I never knew.... Hi Country Paul, A lot of Jean DuShon's music is available in backdate record stores all over the world. If you go to Google Search and enter her name, lots of stuff comes up. Many of her records are on CD compilations now and we don't know if MCA is ever going to release her three Chess albums on CD. As I stated in my other post, she may try to get a company to work on her "live" recordings and release a "live" CD. Wouldn't that be great? Ralph -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 00:36:54 +0000 From: richard hattersley Subject: question 4 Mark Wirtz Hi mark I have been reading your interesting piece about "teenage opera" at http://www.bomp.com/wirtz.html You said you used to record the whole track live across 2 tracks in true stereo.This is very impresive. However I wondered if you had problems when making the mono singles a good mix, what with left and right extremeties sounding quieter when reduced to mono? Also, where can I hear these stereo versions. I only have original Parlophone singles of your teenage opera work which were of course mono. And I ve heard 'excerpt' on a few 60's hit cds but it has still been mono. cheers Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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