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Spectropop - Digest Number 453

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Four Cal-Quettes
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
      2. Re: Keith West
           From: Mark Wirtz 
      3. Re: Castle Pulse CD Box Set
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
      4. Re: Joey Brooks/I Can Hear Music
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      5. Toast burning
           From: Phil Chapman 
      6. Re: ATOV Marketts
           From: Mark Wirtz 
      7. Re: Joey Brooks
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
      8. Four Cal/Coquettes
           From: David Feldman 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 04:19:57 -0000
   From: Billy G Spradlin 
Subject: Re: Four Cal-Quettes

I have a white label RCA promo 45 from The Coquettes called 
"Leave My Heart". I have seen some Elvis promo 45's with the 
same style of label so Im guessing it dates from the mid-to-late 

The song isnt too "wimpy" though the lyrics are - it starts out 
a rumba tempo but jumps into a rocking chorus. Is this group 
related to the Four Cal-Quettes? 

I'll post it to Musica tonight, and see if I can stump the experts!:)


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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 22:35:28 EDT From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Keith West Ronnie Allen: > Could you tell me a little bit about Keith West, who recorded > "Excerpt From 'A Teenage Opera'" ("Grocer Jack"). I always > thought that recording was an excellent one and deserved to have > success in the U.S. as well. Dear Ronnie, If you go to the Bomp Records website, I understand there is a copy of my "The Truth Behind The Teenage Opera" article, which gives you extensive insight into the story and drama of the whole Teenage Opera project. Thank you for your interest, Best, Mark (Wirtz) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 04:38:54 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: Castle Pulse CD Box Set mick patrick wrote: > "For all I care, "Leader Of The Pack" might be available on > one hundred and six other CDs but the box set referred to by > Mr Edwards sees the first ever UK release of the stereo version > of this track. As for the other 59 tracks, YES, they are all > 'the original recordings by the original artists', just like it > says on the front of the box. And now make me some toast". I'm wondering if this is the original stereo mix that has appeared on many oldies LP's over the years and has the line " One day my dad said, "Find someone new"..." inexplicably edited out, (hopefully from a better master tape) or the ADD remix that was on Taragon's "The Very Best of Red Bird/Blue Cat Records" CD? Now go make some toast for your boss! Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 12:44:33 +0100 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Joey Brooks/I Can Hear Music Phil Chapman wrote: > Is this the same Joey Brooks (and the Baroque Folk) > that co-wrote and recorded "Nobody Waved Goodbye", > a haunting 1966 folk-rock ballad....? Good question Phil!! And Osborne lists singles by a "Joey Brooks" including Musicor '61, Columbia '64, and Aurora '65 ("A Little Bit Of Rain, 02 different pressings). Anyone else out there know how many different people with same name are we talkin' about??!! You know, when The Beach Boys' "I Can Hear Music" came on the charts in April '69, I loved it and I still do. God forgive me, it was about 11 years later I found out it was originally a Ronettes song. I've only heard it once but like everything else they (Ronettes) did it's marvelous to the max! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 13:04:16 +0100 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Toast burning Boris: > What's that burning? Gotta run. Bootleg CD's, perhaps? What will Mr Patrick say?? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 22:11:15 EDT From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: ATOV Marketts Mike Edwards: > I'd be interested in knowing what Mark Wirtz thinks of this version. Never heard of it. Frankly, I don't think that anybody could even come close to equaling, let alone topping, the spirit and magic of the original A.T.O.V. And that includes me. Not that I have ever been any good at copying my own stuff, but my re-recording of ATOV (as well as Theme From A Teenage Opera, by the way) on the Decca "Come Back And Shake Me" LP (a pure rent money project) was pathetic. Mark, LOL -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 07:09:29 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: Joey Brooks > > I've found out recently that Joe Brooks, who penned "You Light > > Up My Life", a classic 70s smash, may also be responsible for the > > brilliant and stirring (IMHO) "My Ship Is Coming In". > > Is this the same Joey Brooks (And The Baroque Folk) that co-wrote > & recorded "Nobody Waved Goodbye", a haunting folk-rock ballad from > 1966? Bobster and Phil, the Joey Brooks of "My Ship Is Coming In" is indeed the Joe Brooks of "You Light Up My Life" is indeed the Joey Brooks of "Nobody Waved Goodbye." A check with ASCAP and BMI confirmed that all three songs were by the same person - he was affiliated with BMI when "Ship" and "Nobody" were written, and ASCAP for "Light." Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 11:51:05 -0500 From: David Feldman Subject: Four Cal/Coquettes I grew up in Los Angeles and as a pre-teen, I was all excited when a friend on my block invited Judy from the Four Coquettes over to her house. I believe it was Judy. Ian said: > I seem to recall reading somewhere that they were a > quartet (not too hard that bit) of Californian blondes. > Easy to believe but I'm not sure where I read it - I'm sure > we'd all like to know more. How about "Pixie sound" rather > than "wimpish" or "twee" for 'that' kind of girl group record? There were indeed four of them, at least at the beginning, and they usually wore bouffant hairdos. Their influences were definitely white harmony groups rather than R&B. "Sparkle & Shine" was a fairly big hit locally, and although it won't ever be confused with the Shangri-Las, it does have its girl-group moments: "I'm, just a little girl..." Ken asked: > I wonder if "I'll Never Come Back (Silly Boy)" was an answer > record to The Lettermen's "Come Back Silly Girl" from the same > year, same label?? Yes, it definitely was an answer record. Both of these songs got major airplay on KFWB, the then-dominant rock station in Los Angeles. But I never heard of the 4 Cal-Quettes until reading the Spectropop list. Dave Feldman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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