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Spectropop - Digest Number 445

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Curt Boettcher Ads
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
      2. Re: 60s Songs in Commericals
           From: Mike Arcidiacono 
      3. The Avons
           From: Paul Urbahns 
      4. 1910 Fruitgum Co./commercials
           From: Frank Youngwerth 
      5. Re: Gummi Bare??
           From: Kim Cooper 
      6. Girl Group Chronicles website
           From: Will Stos 
      7. COKE 12" Singles and 10" Acetates
           From: Matthew Kaplan 
      8. Norman Newell/Wes Farrell
           From: Don Charles 
      9. Pipkins
           From: Ian Chapman 


Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 05:44:43 -0700
   From: Jeffrey Glenn 
Subject: Re: Curt Boettcher Ads

> Also, Curt Boettcher did a couple of fine spots for Stretch
> Levi's in the late 60's.
> Jason

Jason, do you have these, and if so, can you post them to musica?  
Enquiring minds would love to hear these!


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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 10:23:52 -0400 From: Mike Arcidiacono Subject: Re: 60s Songs in Commericals John: > If anyone is interested, contact me and I'll hook you up with > his e-mail address. I know stuff like this is hard to find. John, please hook me up with his email address. Thank you! Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 13:14:49 EDT From: Paul Urbahns Subject: The Avons There was a singing group of black girls in Nashville called The Avons. Is there an expert out there on them? They may have recorded with Peggy Gaines. Paul Urbahns -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 13:24:43 EDT From: Frank Youngwerth Subject: 1910 Fruitgum Co./commercials Bob, I'm afraid the only names I know in conjunction with the 1910-ers both start with K. Usually the last thing a "current touring group" wants to do is clear up questions of authenticity of their membership. If they couldn't use the name legally, though, they probably wouldn't put up a website with their photograph. Anybody in pursuit of more groovy radio commercials can hear loads of them in their original context at My current favorite is on a WLS aircheck from around '67, with a pained Neil Diamond soundalike singing, "Yesterday they took away my window/But I still see things my way/Don't let them tell you what you can't do/Do your own thing today" then complaining "How come what most of them don't like, we like most? Like brass on shoes..." Right on,'s a soft-rockin' anti-establishment message from the ultra-hip folks at Thom McAnn! Just yesterday I realized the infectious 1966 "Miller makes it right" jingle that the Real Don Steele is vocally bopping along to, is probably sung by the legendary voice of Jiminey Cricket (and Brian Wilson idol), Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards. Sounds like Hal Blaine, Billy Strange, and the french horns from "The Lonely Surfer" all ravin' it up behind him. Visiting this site is like stepping back in time to when Spectropop dominated the airwaves. Frank Youngwerth -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 10:58:10 -0700 From: Kim Cooper Subject: Re: Gummi Bare?? Bob Rashkow wrote: > Subject: Gummi Bare?? > > Can anyone verify that the website for the 1910 Fruitgum Co is > legit? I visited it and it looks sincere enough, but there is > no mention of Mark Gutkowski, the dude that sang lead on nearly > all of their teenybopper hits. No doubt he probably no longer > tours with them--but are Jeckell and Marcus (Jekyll and who?!) > really other former members of the group? Frank Y or anybody? > Bobster Yes, Bobster, those are real original Fruitgum members in the current line-up - rhythm guitarist Frank Jeckell was the band leader going back before they got the bubblegum treatment from Kasenetz & Katz and were a garage band called Jeckell & the Hydes; Floyd Marcus was the Hydes'/Fruitgums' drummer. Mark Gutkowski still lives in New Jersey, but aside from a public access TV show reunion about five years ago, no longer performs with his former bandmates. Kim -- Scram PO Box 461626 Hollywood, CA 90046-1626 out now, Scram 15 - unpublished Gary Usher interview, Langley Schools Music Project, Brute Force, Daniel Clowes, and more. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 18:57:46 +0100 From: Will Stos Subject: Girl Group Chronicles website I haven't been following posts from this group for almost a year because I've been so busy at university. After a lengthy absence from discussion, now that the university year is over I hope to dedicate more time to reading up on the posts I've missed and slowly moving back into the daily/weekly discussions. I'd also like to announce that I'm finally starting to renovate my Girl Group Chronicles web site which has been dormant for several years owing to a hectic schedule. The new, easier to read design is up now, and within several weeks I hope to launch more pages and fix the errors and corrupt links and photos I've heard about. I hope people interested in the girl group sound take a look and let me know if they'd like to see anything in particular. I'm hoping to collect some cd reviews, update my biographies (which I now see have some factual errors and which seem quite outdated after all the discussions and corrections that have been brought up on this discussion group). Thanks, Will Stos -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 09:27:39 EDT From: Matthew Kaplan Subject: COKE 12" Singles and 10" Acetates I am sure that I posted about the topic of Coke jingles a long while back but I'll comment about it again now that the topic has been brought up. Some time ago I came across a collection of Coke jingle releases, each 12" release comes in a beautiful picture sleeve with a brief discussion of the back about the artist and a large photo on the front. The music itself, each artist takes their latest hits and mixes it with the Coca Cola jingle. Sounds cool doesn't it. The ones that I found were: FOUR SEASONS: THE FOUR SEASONS SWING THE JINGLE...DRINK COKE McCANN-ERICKSON INC.-COCA COLA CO. TX94 12"PS 1964 FREDDY & THE DREAMERS: SWING THE JINGLE-THINGS GO BETTER WITH COKE McCANN-ERICKSON INC.-COCA COLA CO. TX104 12"PS 1965 JAY & THE AMERICANS: SWING THE JINGLE-THINGS GO BETTER WITH COKE McCANN-ERICKSON INC.-COCA COLA CO. TX112 12"PS 1965 LITTLE MILTON: LITTLE MILTON SWINGS THE JINGLE...DRINK COKE McCANN-ERICKSON INC.-COCA COLA CO. TX111 12"PS 1965 SUE THOMPSON: SWINGS THE JINGLE...DRINK COKE McCANN-ERICKSON INC.-COCA COLA CO. TX101 12"PS 1965 PETULA CLARK: PETULA CLARK SWINGS THE JINGLE...DRINK COKE McCANN-ERICKSON INC.-COCA COLA CO. 12" sleeve only 1965 I also found one each of the following 10"s which are four-song two-sided acetates!: VA: SWINGS THE JINGLE-THINGS GO BETTER WITH COKE McCANN-ERICKSON INC.-COCA COLA CO. 10" ACETATE DATED 12/20/65 (LITTLE MILTON, TOM JONES b/w SUPREMES, LITTLE MILTON 2) VA: SWINGS THE JINGLE-THINGS GO BETTER WITH COKE 2 McCANN-ERICKSON INC.-COCA COLA CO. 10" ACETATE DATED 12/20/65 (THE COASTERS, JAY & THE AMERICANS b/w PETULA CLARK x 2) Is there any way I can find out how much they may be worth? Do they have real value to record collectors or just to Coke fetishists? Matthew -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 19:57:38 +0000 From: Don Charles Subject: Norman Newell/Wes Farrell During my research for Polydor's 1996 box set CONNIE FRANCIS SOUVENIRS, I discovered that Norman Newell was the uncredited producer of several Connie Francis albums that were recorded at Abbey Road Studios. They include ITALIAN FAVORITES (with Connie's big hit "Mama"), MORE ITALIAN FAVORITES, JEWISH FAVORITES, SPANISH AND LATIN-AMERICAN FAVORITES and CHRISTMAS IN MY HEART. Wes Farrell passed away some time ago. Hopefully, his career will be discussed at length in the forthcoming VH1 bubblegum rock documentary (due to his work with such acts as The Partridge Family and The Rock Flowers). Don Charles -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 00:22:48 +0100 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Pipkins Ken wrote: > I have always been under the illusion that "The Pipkins" > were a nom de plume for Roger Greenaway & Tony Burrows > (Edison Lighthouse, White Plains etc;) > I will not rest until I find out!!! not. Rest easy, Ken (I'm sure you already were!) You're absolutely right, no connection with the Alley Cat Pipkins. I do recall around that period Tony Burrows practically had a residency on "Top of the Pops", he was in so many groups at the time. Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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