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Spectropop - Digest Number 443

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 20 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Commercials plus
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      2. Re: COKE SPOTS
           From: beatle bob 
      3. Re: White Levis
           From: Jason 
      4. Re: Rick Nelson
           From: Mark Wirtz 
      5. Re: Nick, next time you're speaking to Larry Weiss...
           From: Peter Lerner 
      6. Re: Rick Nelson
           From: cassasong 
      7. Re: Commercials
           From: Joe 
      8. Norman Newell, Peter & Gordon, Del Shannon
           From: Lindsay Martin 
      9. Re: Ricky Nelson
           From: Roland 
     10. Re: Radio Commercials
           From: Ken Silverwood 
     11. The Liquid Room 4/14/02
           From: David Ponak 
     12. 60s girl group gems radio show online
           From: Patrick Rands 
     13. Georgettes
     14. Re: Commercials
           From: Doug 
     15. Jeff Barry's Yellow Sunglasses
           From: Don Charles 
     16. Georgettes
           From: Ron Buono 
     17. I answered my own ?
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     18. Re: Commercials
           From: james botticelli 
     19. Re: Commercials plus
           From: Joseph Panzarella 
     20. New at musica
           From: Spectropop Admin Team 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 02:29:00 -0000
   From: Bob Rashkow 
Subject: Commercials plus

I seem to recall Joey Levine or his partner Mr. Resnick doing 
radio spots for Cantrece pantyhose in the early 70s, 
Tommy James singing "H.I.S. Oh Yes!" around 1970 or so, and 
Three Dog Night's Pepsi spot circa Fall '69--it was the first 
time I'd heard or seen the "You've got a lot to live..." slogan, 
and I thought Hutton was saying, "...In fact, you've got a lot t
o give!"  So does THAT make any sense?!  But after a few more 
hearings I realized it was for Pepsi.  

Rashkovsky mentioned Wes Farrell and I had attempted to find a 
website for him some months ago, unsuccessfully. A great producer 
with "Coral Rock" et al, what is he doing now??  

Mark Wirtz aka Michael Sinclair, haven't mentioned you yet because 
I'm just familiarizing myself with your work.  Your career has been 
so prolific that I wouldn't be surprised if you did work on one of 
the English recordings I have!!! At any rate I did want to tell you 
that both Keith West and Kippington Lodge are 45s strongly sought 
after by me--that's a start!!!
Finally, re Alley Cats and Betty Willis: that isn't her 
singing "Betty"'s part on Puddin 'N Tain is it?  If not I'm curious 
as to who it is.  Who was in the group anyhow?  Back to Osborne!!  

Talk to you later - Bobster 

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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 20:33:05 +0000 From: beatle bob Subject: Re: COKE SPOTS Mike Rashkow wrote: >Interesting heads up on the Coke jingle CD. >By any chance does it include "Dusty Roads" by The Fortunes:? >"Dusty Roads, the sun's so hot, the pack upon my back is not >as light as it once was when we first started"......etc. >Credits might be to The Wes Farrell Organization. The Fotunes Coca-Cola cut was like like the others. It would feature music similar to one of the group's biggest hits but would involve lyrical content dealing with certain situations that would lead to thirsting for a Coke. With the "Things Go Better With Coke" line thrown in for good measure. Beatle Bob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 11:18:48 EDT From: Jason Subject: Re: White Levis Country Paul writes: > the Jefferson Airplane ad I remember was for > White Levi's, and had a drone (sitar? guitar?) with Grace > intoning "White Levi's" on one note in a most psychedelic > distended form. I only sort of remember that one spot, but > seem to remember that there were two. There is another ad with Paul singing lead. I got them both as mp3s off AudioGalaxy. If anybody's interested I'll post them to musica. Also, Curt Boettcher did a couple of fine spots for Stretch Levi's in the late 60's. Jason -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 20:33:48 EDT From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Rick Nelson Michael Edwards wrote: > Rick has 52 items in's catalog. Vol 1 of his > Legendary Masters is still available and does contain > "Just A Little Too Much". *** Thank you! M:) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 22:30:01 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Nick, next time you're speaking to Larry Weiss... Lindsay Martin wrote: > There's also Donna Weiss who has collaborated with > Jackie de Shannon, with whom she famously wrote "Bette > Davis Eyes". > Both Donna and Laurence/Larry have songs listed at both > ASCAP & BMI, with various collaborations. > Is Donna Weiss the songwriter the same Donna Weiss who > sang on Joe Cocker's "Mad Dogs & Englishmen"? Yes, Lindsay, I believe she is. In the mid 60s, Donna was singing with former Sun artist Tony Rossini as the duo Tony and Terri, who recorded for Mercury and Monument. They were later joined by Donna's early songwriting partner Mary Unobsky (they wrote "That Kind of Woman" for Merrilee Rush) and later by..Rita Coolidge. Round about 1970, Donna made a couple of highly original 45s for Atco, who no doubt hoped she would be their very own Carole King (or indeed Jackie DeShannon). Hedging their bets, Atco also signed the talented Toni Wine around that time as a singer. Then, as the 70s emerged, Donna started writing with Jackie DeShannon, following in the footsteps of Sharon Sheeley, Jimmy Page, Van Morrison, Jimmy Holiday, Jack Nitzsche and many more. They of course came up with Bette Davis Eyes, and some other crackers, many of which appeared on Jackie's fabulous New Arrangement album in 1975, such as "Queen of the Rodeo". Donna undoubtedly used her friendship with Rita to place a few DeShannon/Weiss collaborations on Rita's A&M albums, notably "Your Baby is a Lady". When Bette Davis Eyes hit for Kim Carnes in the 80s, Jackie and Donna got together again to write a few more songs for Kim - Only Lonely Love etc - and Donna's name has been seen more recently co-writing songs with Kim herself. When Donna Weiss writes her autobiography it will not be uninteresting! Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 02:45:16 -0000 From: cassasong Subject: Re: Rick Nelson Hi There, The "Rick Nelson: Legacy Box Set" contains "Just a little too much". This box set is a really wonderful collection of Rick Nelsons work. You can also visit for places that you can purchase the box set or other nelson cd's. Smiles, Cass :) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 17:01:42 EDT From: Joe Subject: Re: Commercials Roland writes: > There's also a red wax boot LP > that came out some time ago that has 38 commercial & promo > spots including the Hondells for Honda & the Chiffons for > H.I.S. clothing. A real low budget affair, there's no labels > or record title just a paper insert. I got that one, except mine's on green vinyl. It's just like you said "low budget", I'm surprised it was even pressed on coloured wax. Didn't colored cost a little more than plain ole black? Joe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 19:21:45 +1000 From: Lindsay Martin Subject: Norman Newell, Peter & Gordon, Del Shannon I've always had a soft spot for Norman's work because I believe he produced Peter & Gordon's "I Don't Want To See You Again", one of the nicest Beatles 'giveaways'. Lovely production with (I think) oboes. I wonder who arranged it? Great Del Shannon Pepsi jingle at Musica. (Boy, that's catchy!) Is that Del's voice doing the spoken ad? Probably not, I suppose. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 23:23:39 EDT From: Roland Subject: Re: Ricky Nelson I have all of the recent Capitol Ricky Nelson reissues with bonus tracks. Is the Bear Family box set worth picking up? Are there more unissued tracks or alternate takes not on the Capitol reissues? Roland -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2002 20:47:53 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Radio Commercials Hello everyone, For your aural delight, Del Shannon's Pepsi ad appearing now on musica. I did say it was on a Raven (Aus) CD, well lo and behold it's also on a double CD released by Charly in the UK. MarkWirtz you enquired on the availability of Rick's (Just A Little Too Much) - Well I have such an item. Its on a "Best of" by EMI Capitol CDP 7978912, or alternatively I can play it to musica. Best wishes to all Ken on the West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 16:33:58 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room 4/14/02 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! You've only got ONE more chance to "Soft As A Rock" starring the MELLO CADS at the KNITTING FACTORY's "Alterknit Lounge" at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. (between La Brea and Highland) this Tuesday, April 23 at 8 PM SHARP. 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 on May 21 and Philter Records in Japan June 5. The Liquid Room-4/14/02 1. The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Dengue Fever/Glass Of Wine (Demo CD) 3.Milton Banana Trio/Consumado Samba Soul '70 (6 Degrees) 4.Seksu Roba/Bossa Blanco Cook Book CD (Eenie Meenie) 5.Busy Signals/Pure Energy Pure Energy (Sugar Free) 6.The Red Birds/Up, Up And Away The Red Birds (Alfa-Japan) 7.Air/Don't Be Light (Malibu Remix) Everybody Hertz (Astralwerks) 8.Serge Gainsbourg/Harly David Son Of A Bitch Love On The Beat (Phillips-Japan) 9.Cymbals/Stupid Girl Respects (JVC Victor-Japan) 10.Montage/Desiree Montage (Sundazed) 11.Miho & Smokey/Summer Rain Miho & Smokey (Afro Samba) 12.The Inner Dialogue/Too Much For Me Friend (Ranwood) 13.Kinky/Anorexic Friends Kinky (Nettwerk) 14.Crazy Girls/Hey Hey Ha Ha Girls In The Garage Vol. 2 (Romulan) 15.Jaymze B. & The Deep Lounge Coalition My Love Don't Cost A Thing (Oglio) 16.Karl Zero/Ponciana Music For Cabriolets (Naive) 17.Francoise Hardie/Comment Te Dire Adieu Comment Te Dire Adieu (Virgin-France) 18.Qypthone/Take The Money And Run Modernica In The House (Happiness-Japan) 19.Margo Guryan/What Can I Give You 25 Demos (Franklin Castle) 20.Fun Lovin' Criminals/Loco Loco (Chrysalis-UK) 21.Roy Budd/Going Nowhere In A Hurry Get Carter (soundtrack) (Castle-UK) 22.Faye Wong/Seperate Ways (single) (EMI-Hong Kong) 23.Van Dyke Parks/Music For A Datsun TV Commercial The 1969 WB/Reprise Songbook (WB) 24.Harpers Bizarre/Simon Smith And The Dancing Bear Feelin' Groovy (Sundazed) 25.Electrocugat/Dacosta Visconti Con Hielo (Plastic-Japan) 26.Don Sebesky/Guru Carry On Kinky Beats (Lacerba-UK) 27.Mansfield/It's A Man's Man's Mansfield It's A Man's Man's Mansfield (Readymade-Japan) 28.Novo/Shiroi Mori Soft Rock Drivin (King-Japan) 29.Buffalo Daughter/Disco Du Paradis I (Emperor Norton) 30.Chiyo Okumura & The Leo Beats/Organso 60's Beat Girl Meets G.S. (WEA-Japan) 31.Julie Driscoll/Season Of The Witch Open (Disconforme-Germany) 32.Tomoki Kanda/Golden Weed Music For Smallers Landscape (Escalator-Japan) 33.Ennio Morricone/La Bella Signora (Italian Girls Like) Ear Catching Melodies (Dagored-Italy) 34.Felix Da Housecat/Silver Screen (Malibu Remix) (Emperor Norton Promo CD) 35.Miss Kitten & The Hacker/Walking On Sunshine First Album (Emperor Norton) 36.Track 5 Teen Dance Music From China & Malaysia (Thrift Score) 37.Mike Sheldon/Bring Back The Girl That Made Me Cry EP (Le Grand Magistery) 38.Minnie Ripperton/Completeness Come To My Garden (Varese Sarabande) 39.The Pearfishers/Across The Milky Way Across The Milky Way (Marina-Germany) 40.Neil Diamond/A Modern Day Version Of Love Play Me: The Complete UNI Recordings and More (MCA) 41.Melon/The Gate Of Japonesia Deep Cut (CBS-Japan) 42. Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll be Movin' On Someday Man (Reprise) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 09:41:21 -0400 From: Patrick Rands Subject: 60s girl group gems radio show online The 60s girl group gems radio spotlight show is now archived online for those of you who might have missed it. I had so much fun doing this show, and a lot of work went into the final track selection. Interestingly, because Mark Wirtz has been such a topic lately, and I had his Teenage Opera cd on hand, I used some of his instrumental tracks while I spoke on air! Great stuff indeed!! Here's the tracklisting from the show: 1. Young Daddy - The Francettes 2. Like a Nightmare - The Andantes 3. Look in My Diary - Reparata and the Delrons 4. Love Kitten - Noreen Corcoran 5. My One and Only, Jimmy Boy - The Girlfriends 6. He's My Dream Boy - Marie Antoinette 7. Wow Wow Wee (He's the Boy for Me) - Angels 8. The Sh-Down Song - The Ginger Snaps Featuring Dandee Dawson 9. I Have a Boyfriend - Chiffons 10. Don't Drag No More - Susan Lynn 11. Skiing in the Snow - Beach Girls 12. Dancing to the Surfing Band - Hal Blaine 13. The Hucklebuck '65 - The Birdies 14. Sneaky Sue - Patty & The Petticoats 15. I Want Your Lovin' - Pussycats 16. It's the Last Time - Ladybugs 17. Ain't That Love - Dorothy Berry 18. He Makes Me So Mad - HollyWood Jills 19. After Last Night - Revlons 20. Don't Let It Happen Again - Kittens 21. I Love Him - The Castenets 22. About My Baby (I Could Write a Book) - The Pandoras 23. Wounded - Cookies 24. The Screw - The Crystals Enjoy! :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 09:48:08 EDT From: Subject: Georgettes Mick Patrick writes: > THE GEORGETTES' "LITTLE BOY" (Troy 1001). Next to the > Rag Dolls, I find this adorable record the nearest thing to > a female 4 Seasons. Does anyone know if this GEORGETTES track ever surfaced on a girl group comp CD? I would love to find it! thanks. RON -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 17:13:52 -0000 From: Doug Subject: Re: Commercials Also just out from Sundazed is a vinyl (only - unfortunately) EP that has the Cyrkle 7UP commercial from 1968. Doug -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 22:08:44 +0000 From: Don Charles Subject: Jeff Barry's Yellow Sunglasses Here's another list of Jeff Barry-produced (or co-produced) sides that everyone should hear: Bless My Soul - Sha-Na-Na (It kicks ass!) Keep The Ball Rollin' - Chopper (Ditto!) Cheer Me Up - The Globetrotters Waiting For You - Connie Francis (Beautiful! Like "Soldier Boy") Yellow Sunglasses - The Klowns (Bubblegum at its best) Spring Fever - Tony Pass (That's Tony Passalacqua to you) Slow Dancin' - John Travolta (An early Paul Jabara tune) Haunted - Dusty Springfield I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing - The Drifters Sayin' Hello, Sayin' I Love You, Sayin' Good-Bye - Lisa Hartman (It was later a big country hit for Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius) Doo-Wah-Diddy - The Exciters Love Is Gonna Find A Way - Tommy James I'm Takin' It Home - The Down Five (A lot like the tracks Jeff cut with The Illusion later on) I Got To Go Back (And Watch That Little Girl Dance) - The McCoys (Otis Redding's version is even better!) All Strung Out On You - John Travolta True, True Love - Tony Pass Rainy Sunday Mornin' - Paul Davis (This one's from his first album) Aretha - The Drifters (Like its namesake, this song is killer!) Gravy - The Globetrotters (Believe it or not, a working-class protest song that played on Saturday morning TV in 1970 - and does it rock!!!) Kentucky Rainbows - Lisa Hartman (A beautiful ballad with subtle Spector touches) Don't Ever Leave Me - Connie Francis Bounce In Your Buggy - Sha-Na-Na I Believe In You - Dusty Springfield I Want You For My Sweetheart - Bobby Sheen (The backing track for this record was very likely cut by Barry, Greenwich and Venet for a Red-Bird artist) All together now: JEFF! ELLIE! RAH! RAH! RAH! Don Charles -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 11:36:53 +0100 From: Ron Buono Subject: Georgettes Mick Patrick writes: > THE GEORGETTES' "LITTLE BOY" (Troy 1001). Next to the > Rag Dolls, I find this adorable record the nearest thing to > a female 4 Seasons. Does anyone know if this GEORGETTES track ever surfaced on a girl group comp CD? I would love to find it! thanks. RON -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 23:20:11 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: I answered my own ? I hereby retract my query about Betty Willis & Puddin' 'n' Tain!!! I was able to easily solve this mystery thanks in big part to Charles Sheen, son of the one and only Bobby Sheen (check out his message on the bulletin board) who was a member of The Alley Cats. I was appalled to find that I hadn't included any of Sheen's solo output on my want list!!! But I wasn't TOO surprised to find that the Pipkin brothers, whom I also remembered doing gravelly falsettos on the later Gimme Dat Ding, were members, too. And of course the lyric runs not "....and I know that MY real name is Betty" but ".....her real name is Betty..." Whew. It's one of my favorite Spector-Pop recordings so I had to get that straight! I can only conclude then that their 50s records on the Whippett label were either doo-wop or rockabilly. Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 01:21:23 -0400 From: james botticelli Subject: Re: Commercials Joe wrote: > spots including the Hondells for Honda & the Chiffons for > H.I.S. clothing. which begs the BIG question: Do the HIS fascismions fit the broader-bodied boomers of today?~ -- Jimmy Botticelli Taking The E-Z...Way Out! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 02:04:22 -0400 From: Joseph Panzarella Subject: Re: Commercials plus Bob Rashkow: > ...and Three Dog Night's Pepsi spot circa Fall '69--it was > the first time I'd heard or seen the "You've got a lot to > live..." slogan, Bob, got an old Pepsi Radio Spot LP with the Three Dog Night 1970 coke spot, a little scratchy, but worth a listen...I've played it to musica...also appearing on the LP: Loadstone, B.B. King, Patti Austin, and Friends of Distinction. Joe panzarella -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 11:12:33 +0100 From: Spectropop Admin Team Subject: New at musica -----------------------original message------------------------ From: Yahoo! Groups Notification Sent: 19 April 2002 06:53 Subject: New at Spectropop Hello, This email message is a notification to let you know that a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the Spectropop Group. File: /musica/Three Dog Night - Pepsi Generation Spot You can access the file at the URL Thank you for choosing Yahoo! Groups as your email group service for the Spectropop Group. Regards, Yahoo! Groups Customer Care Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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