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Spectropop - Digest Number 460

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Best of Red Bird/Blue Cat CD
           From: Don Charles 
      2. Reparata - Nobody's Baby
           From: Ian Chapman 
      3. Bonnie/Jacky
           From: Ian Chapman 
      4. soul sisters
           From: David Bell 
      6. Re: Oh, THAT Joey Reynolds!
           From: Dan Hughes 
      7. TV Alert
           From: David Feldman 
      8. Gigi Parker & The Lonelies
           From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
      9. Re: Oh, THAT Joey Reynolds!
           From: Justin/Liz McDevitt 
     10. mystery song
           From: dogsbody10549 
     11. The Secrets 45 on Red Bird
           From: Geoff Mullins 


Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 21:32:49 +0000
   From: Don Charles 
Subject: Best of Red Bird/Blue Cat CD

james botticelli:
> Actually CDNow only advertises it, then says they are out of stock, 
> asks for your credit card number and tells you there may be a wait
> ...A month later they email you and tell you it won't be available..

Details, details! Try and if that doesn't pan out, 
go to the source . . .

Don Charles

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Message: 2 Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 22:11:20 +0100 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Reparata - Nobody's Baby Phil Chapman: > Meanwhile, here's Ian Chapman's definitive review of the > track from Philately #4. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - > "Damn shame that Reparata & the Delrons are remembered > here in the UK mostly for "Captain Of Your Ship", a > damp piece of sea-sickness if ever there was. But if > you've ever investigated beyond and before that you'll > know that the group was capable of far better things. > "Although the Delrons' earlier stuff on World Artists > provided some truly wonderful moments, Reparata herself > has often said that she felt their best period, > material-wise, was their stint at RCA, which ran from > late-'65 to mid-'67. I, for one, tend to go along with > that, and I'd also venture to suggest that "I'm > Nobody's Baby Now" is in turn the jewel in the RCA > crown, and therefore, Reparata & the Delrons' > finest-ever 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Their Ne Plus > Ultra. Just for the record....... 1) I actually quite like "Captain Of Your Ship", I just think they made better records. 2) Did I really write something as pretentious as "Their Ne Plus Ultra"........ Cringingly, Ian (Thank you Philip.......) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 00:32:38 +0100 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Bonnie/Jacky Paul wrote: > "Home of the Brave" was on there, and listening to it leads > me to conclude that the Bonnie is one and the same as the > singer on the Gary Zekley-produced "Close Your Eyes," which > in my opinion out-Spectors Phil in it's delicious production. > So who is or was Bonnie? Does she have a last name? Yes, Bonnie (aka the late Charlotte O'Hara) on Warner Bros is the same gal who did "Home of the Brave". It was actually Jerry Riopelle who produced both records, although he'd forgotten about "Close Your Eyes" until Joel Najman reminded him in an interview for "Philately" No.3. ("I had entirely forgotten about that one, and I wrote it too? No s**t! I forget how the song goes. I cut the record at Goldstar, with the same engineer [as Phil used].") Gary Zekley was the co-writer of the song. Incidentally, in the interview, Joel asked Jerry whether Ronnie had ever done a vocal over "Home of the Brave". His reply - "No, Ronnie never sang it." The most informative article ever on Bonnie/Charlotte appeared in "Philately" No.7, and was written by Peter Canvel, a friend of hers who once worked at Goldstar. In it, he mentions the unissued "Tell Me In The Sunlight" as recently posted to musica, and vaguely recalls that Charlotte told him that Jerry Riopelle produced it too. > Or a fascinating back-story like Robin Ward? By the way, > someone standing near me at the Record Fair picked up a 45 > on Philips by "Jacky" - one name only - and the last name > Ward was somewhere on the label; he was curious if this was > the same person as Robin Ward? I didn't know. Does anyone? Jacky sounds like UK singer Jackie Lee, who had an album and a few singles billed simply as Jacky in '68 on Philips. One of them, "White Horses", was a no. 10 hit. However, there was a singer named Jacky Ward. We know Robin Ward's real name was Jackie, but buying records by Jacky Ward will only lead to disappointment, unless you like male C&W. Been there....... Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 22:22:12 +0100 From: David Bell Subject: soul sisters I've been listening tonight to my 5 Soul Sisters 45s on Sue and am left wondering just what else was released on this group. Does anyone have any info that they can share with me as I'm anxious to expand my meagre collection? EBay here I come (again, again and again)! Also, I wonder about the Kolettes - are they the Soul Sisters in disguise? I spoke to Malcolm this weekend, and he was amused by Peter's suggestion of a computer buying effort. Thing is though, he's a terrible technophobe. Maybe there's a night school course we could force him to go on...... David. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 00:10:21 -0000 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: Oh, THAT Joey Reynolds! Here's a partial list of Joey's stops: Joey Reynolds KQAQ [Austin MN] 1960 WNDR [Syracuse NY] 1961 WPOP [Hartford] 1962 WKBW [Buffalo] 1963 WDOK [Cleveland] 1966 WIXY [Cleveland] 1966 WXYZ [Detroit] 1966 WDRC [Hartford] 1968 KQV [Pittsburgh] 1975 WIBG [Philadelphia] 197? KMPC [LA] 1980 WGAR [Cleveland] 1981 KRTH [LA] 1981 WHTZ [Newark/NY] 1983 WHYT [Detroit] 1984 KMGG [LA] 1984 WFIL [Philadelphia] 1984 WNBC [New York] 1985 WSHE [Miami] 1987 WQAM [Miami] 198? WIOD [Miami] 198? WPLG-TV [Miami] 198? WIOD [Miami] 198? WBZT [West Palm Beach] 1994 WFLY [Albany NY] 199? WOR [New York] 1996 Now: Doing overnight talk on WOR, New York. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 20:58:02 -0500 From: David Feldman Subject: TV Alert From my friend Nat Segaloff: The fourth installment in Emilio Productions' "Rock 'n' Roll Moments" music specials, entitled "Lost Treasures, Forgotten Pleasures," runs on The Learning Channel this coming Monday (May 13) at 6 PM. Featuring rare and never-before-seen performances by such artists as Cat Stevens, the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Elvis Costello and the Rolling Stones, this hour-long special is narrated by Grace Slick, directed by Malcolm Leo, edited/co-produced by David Fairfield and written/co-produced by yours truly. Among the show's delights are an exciting duet by Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder; the first network TV appearance of the Jackson Five (including 11-year-old Michael Jackson); an exhilarating live rendition of "Give Him a Great Big Kiss" by the Shangri-Las; Jan & Dean going to "Surf City"; and much more. Also included are never-before-seen interviews with George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, Neil Young and other music greats. So defrost the cat, spay the kids, unplug the phone, set the VCR, and enjoy "Rock 'n' Roll Moments 4: Lost Treasures, Forgotten Pleasures." Missing Jamie, Dave -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 21:16:21 EDT From: Jimmy Crescitelli Subject: Gigi Parker & The Lonelies How GREAT to see them mentioned! Their Beatles tribute is a not-to-be-missed paean to big hair, white lipstick, and half-calf go-go boots. Those rubbery guitars and greasy 'phones ROCK! It's the kind of classic cut that you can sing along to at the top of your lungs as long as there's nobody else in the house. And incidentally, where else in all the world are people actually gathering to discuss the likes of the Delrons, the 4 Cal-Quettes (California coquettes, I imagine), the Lonelies? You folks have given me post after post of sheer entertainment and education. Keep it up... America needs YOU! ; ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 07 May 2002 22:56:48 -0500 From: Justin/Liz McDevitt Subject: Re: Oh, THAT Joey Reynolds! Hi Dan and group, Dan, you had a question mark next to WIBG Philadelphia as one of Joey Reynolds radio ports of call. Mr Reynolds, if my memory serves me correctly, matriculated to WIBG sometime in 1969 and remained there until sometime in 1970, though I am not certain when he moved on. I remember his Captain Nice, Captain Nasty routine, when listeners would be given the choice of being treated to Joey's Captain Nice character, or be humiliated by his Captain Nasty persona. Of course, to be on the receiving end of a Captain Nasty diatribe was none too pleasant and caused temporary psychological damage to more sensitive listeners. I've listened to his WOR overnight program on the internet and usually take the opportunity to listen when I am visiting my sainted irish mother on Cape Cod. Justin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 04:03:31 -0000 From: dogsbody10549 Subject: mystery song Can anyone help me identify this song? In the spring/summer or 1967, or perhaps 1968, it was on the radio often enough for me to learn many of the words. The singer had a Billy Joe Royal/Gene Pitney kind of voice, and the lyrics told about a bank robbery gone bad 20 years earlier. The person telling the story was presumably in prison. According to the lyrics, "Weasel died and so did sleepy Tom/Speedy ran into the river and drowned/20 years ago, the state's DA/took Weasel's help/and put me away." The first lines were "See the man standing on the street/Selling strings and things so he can eat/(there may be some lines in here I forgot)/20 years ago in Speedy's kitchen/We laid a plan/To make us rich men." Another fragment: "Speedy got a drink for Sleepy Tom/Weasel drank it and the cat meowed.." I lived in Oklahoma; maybe it was a regional hit, although it did not have that country sound. I'd appreciate anyone's help! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 14:28:26 +1000 From: Geoff Mullins Subject: The Secrets 45 on Red Bird I am hoping to find out if anyone had a copy of (or a label photocopy) of the Red Bird 45 by the Secrets. The titles are "Every Day"/"A Smile Upside Down" issued as Red Bird 10-076 Thanks Geoff Mullins -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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