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Spectropop - Digest Number 464

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 19 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Freddy Boom Boom Cannon
           From: Deborah Albericci 
      2. re: Rising Sons
           From: marmil 
      3. re: THE SOUL SISTERS
           From: Mick Patrick 
      4. Margo Guryan on "The Osbournes"
           From: Robert Bates 
      5. re: Verdelle 'n' Murmaids
           From: Paul Payton 
           From: Mick Patrick 
      7. Re: Rolling Stone list, Donnie Iris
           From: Billy Spradlin 
      8. Re: Gap commercial
           From: "billygtexas" 
      9. Re: Mari Wilson
           From: Will George 
     10. Nedra Ronette
           From: john rausch 
     11. Chapel of Love Red Bird Promo
           From: Geoff Mullins 
     12. Re: Chapel of Love Red Bird Promo
           From: Mick Patrick 
     13. Rising Sons/Ivy League
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
     14. re: Stamps
           From: David Bell 
     15. Sandy Salisbury "The Best Thing" on musica
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
     16. Re: Beatles Novelties
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
     17. Re: BEATLE BABES
           From: Mick Patrick 
     18. An "Idolmaker" offer
           From: Bobby Lloyd 
     19. Desperately Seeking.....Jimmy McDonough
           From: Martin Roberts 


Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 11:31:16 -0400
   From: Deborah Albericci 
Subject: Re: Freddy Boom Boom Cannon

Original Message from Bob Rashkow:
> I can't think of any place better for Freddy Cannon to be 
> living than Southern California except maybe......New 
> Orleans?  Tallahassee? Englewood Cliffs NJ???!!!  :--) 

<------Really??? and I thought the only music celeb living in 
town was George Benson!

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Message: 2 Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 14:15:15 -0400 From: marmil Subject: re: Rising Sons Scott - So, at 1 time Columbia had 2 DIFFERENT band called the Rising Sons?? That's pretty amazing! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 19:56:33 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: re: THE SOUL SISTERS Original message from David Bell: > I'd love to know the titles of the songs by the Soul Sisters > with the following catalogue #s - Sue 10005, 140 and Veep 1291. Hi, Here goes: Sue 10005 "Good Time Tonight" / "Some Soul Food" Sue 140 "Give Me Some Satisfaction" / "Flashback" Veep "A Thousand Mountains" / "You Got 'Em Beat" Previous to recording as the Soul Sisters, THRESIA CLEVELAND & ANN GISSENDANNER were members of a trio called THE COANJOS. The group released a single, "Speaking Of Love" bw "Dance The Boomerang", on Dapt 208. Third member, ex-gospel star Joe Louis Johnson, went on to fame as LOU JOHNSON, possibly the greatest exponent of Burt Bacharach songs who ever lived. One more to search for on ebay, David. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 16:40:39 -0400 From: Robert Bates Subject: Margo Guryan on "The Osbournes" Margo Guryan's "I'd Like to See the Bad Guys Win" was part of the soundtrack for the season finale of "The Osbournes" ... Some nice exposure there. Rob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 17:11:13 -0400 From: Paul Payton Subject: re: Verdelle 'n' Murmaids Ken Silverwood writes: > ...Didn't this gal Verdelle do a tune called "In My Room", > which those Walker Bros. also recorded? Yes, on Capitol; I used to have the 45.... Peter Letner wrote: > How about "Paper Sun" by the Murmaids on my favourite label, > Liberty? Mind-blowingly lovely. Haven't heard it. Could you remedy that situation on musica, please? Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 22:34:15 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: THE RETURN OF PHILATELY! Hi, The following is a press release from the office of Mary Wilson Enterprises, Inc.: '50s, '60s GIRL GROUPS TO BE HONORED WITH COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS AT ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Half a century ago, the legendary "Girl Groups" of the '50s and '60s left their stamp on rock-and-roll; now, commemorative stamps honoring the best will cement their place in music history. The stamps, which will pay tribute to 12 of the most famous "Girl Groups", will be unveiled in a ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on Thursday, August 22, 2002. The event, which is spearheaded by original Supreme Mary Wilson, will feature more than 25 members of the legendary groups being honored, including: The Angels, The Chantels, The Cookies, The Crystals, The Dixie Cups, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, The Marvelettes, Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles, The Ronettes, The Shirelles, The Velvelettes, and, of course, The Supremes. The ceremony will be a featured part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's year-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Rock and Roll and will be hosted by famed radio DJ "Cousin" Brucie Morrow (WCBS-FM). The unveiling ceremomy will last approximately one hour with a Q&A press conference beforehand and a photo opportunity at event's end. An informal jam session among the honorees will also take place after the ceremony. The stamps will not only be available to fans and collectors in the US, but will also be issued in Nevis, Ghana, Liberia, the Commonwealth of Dominica, and St. Vincent & The Grenadines. This is due in large part to the involvement of the Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation (IGPC), which has worked with over 75 foreign governments in organizing their postal administrations since 1957. A portion of the proceeds from the stamps sold in the United States will be donated to The Florence Ballard Estate, her three daughters and ten grandchildren being the beneficiaries. Florence Ballard was a member of the original Supremes, along with Mary Wilson and Diana Ross. (End of Press Release) MICK PATRICK Editor: Philately :-) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 05:29:38 -0000 From: Billy Spradlin Subject: Re: Rolling Stone list, Donnie Iris Paul Payton wrote: > Also interesting is which albums that were cool as hell then > are now considered less so, such as the Bee Gees' "First" > (bad call by RS IMO) and Supertramp's "Breakfast In America", > whose best tracks suffered from terminal overexposure. The Bee Gee's "First" is my favorite BG's album (along with Main Course). I bought it for 5.99 a couple years ago on a whim (didnt have anything new to listen to, and it was cheap) and was surprised how good it was. Right up there with "Oddessy & Oracle" and The Hollies "Evolution" as one of the best of 1967's albums. Supertramp's albums (along with ELO) are sorrily underated. I remember this album getting a excellent review in Rolling Stone in 1979 BTW. But thanks to AOR/Classic Rock radio (and I DJ'ed at one station for 10 months) most of "Breakfast's" songs have worn out thier welcome to me except for "Going Hollywood"... Another surprise pick was The Knacks "Get The Knack" which got knocked badly in 1979-80 but has become a classic LP to Power Pop Fans...that 8-Track got played a lot in my car!! > Missing from the RS list: REO Speedwagon's "High Infidelity." > Daring in its overproduction, hooky to the hilt, it became > essentially an overplayed "greatest hits" album. Long retired > by just about everyone, I bet it would sound pretty good again.... If you can get around the overplayed "Keep On Lovin' You". REO did write some killer hooks and they always "kicked ass" live. Unlike Styx and Kansas they were never super-pretentious in thier approach - they were just a goodtime party band that went platinum. I remember hearing an excellent Doo-Wop version of "In Your Letter" but dont know the group/label. > At the modern end of our timeframe, has Donnie Iris been > considered by this list? Granted, "The Rapper" by his group The > Jaggerz was late 60s, but I've always though several songs on his > first album, "Back On The Street," were exceptional, like the > title track, the hit "Ah Leah," and "Turn It On." A 3-minute > Springsteen for the midwest with deep pop roots. Anyone know if > he's still around? Still active? Dont know anything about his recient activity but Universal released a skimpy (but welcome) 12 track "20th Century Masters" hits CD that covers his MCA period. "My Girl" (not the Temps track) is a favorite of mine from that period. Speaking of uncool why did they leave out Huey Lewis?? Classic Rock Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 05:06:27 -0000 From: "billygtexas" Subject: Re: Gap commercial > >>>>>>Bill, its The Animals "Love Is all Around". No its the Troggs 1968 classic "Love Is All Around"...a classic song from these forthfathers of Punk and Grunge. > This recently came available in stereo (well, the strings are alone > on the left channel, now we know they did a stage overdub on the basic > track). Pretty cool, actually. What CD did this come out on?? I have gotten my hands on stereo MP3s of "Wild Thing" and "A Girl Like You" which Sound GREAT in true Stereo (im copping a phrase from those old MGM albums!)and want to find what CD they came from. Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 00:36:10 EDT From: Will George Subject: Re: Mari Wilson Was she the one that did that song about putting a telephone in her bathroom (or loo for all you brits)? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 20:34:29 -0400 From: john rausch Subject: Nedra Ronette Found an interesting and new website for Nedra Talley of the Ronettes. Interesting picture slide show. John Rausch -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 18:52:41 +1000 From: Geoff Mullins Subject: Chapel of Love Red Bird Promo Has anyone every seen a promo copy of the Dixie Cups' "Chapel Of Love" 45. I suspect that it was never pressed, perhaps due to the fact that it was the first issue on the lable and secondly it was obvious that it was going to be hugh on the charts. Cheers, Geoff Mullins -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 09:34:16 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Chapel of Love Red Bird Promo Geoff Mullins wrote: > Has anyone every seen a promo copy of the Dixie Cups' "Chapel > Of Love" 45. I suspect that it was never pressed, perhaps due > to the fact that it was the first issue on the lable and > secondly it was obvious that it was going to be hugh on the > charts. Hi, Nice theory, Geoff, but promo copies were pressed. I have one at my side as I type. It's a nice grey label, as were most Red Bird promos. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 12:03:09 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Rising Sons/Ivy League Scott's posting of the various RS releases got me thinking, especially as he suspected it was the Ivy League in disguise. So I rang John Carter and asked him...and he reckoned that in all probability it was just Perry Ford (almost certainly the 'Ford' credited as co- writer of the "Try To Be A Man" B-side song) that made the record(s) with Shel Talmy. Perry did do a good deal of one-off work with ST, and was always the Ivy Leaguer who most wanted to get hits and stardom. I played John the Stateside A-side ("You're My Girl") and he reckoned it probably was Perry either dual tracking or with another guy or two. Very unlikely to have been either Carter or Lewis. My ears tell me the record would have sounded classier if John had been on it... Still odd that they would put the 'Amy Mala Recording' tag on it...especially if "You're My Girl" didn't get issued in the States...maybe just to make it look American?? Probably both Shel T and the Rockin' Berries picked up on the same publishers' demos somewhere in London... Kingsley Abbott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 13:13:19 +0100 From: David Bell Subject: re: Stamps I've had some of the Girl Group stamps for months now. At least I have those featuring the Supremes, Velvelettes, Cookies, Marvelettes,Ronettes and the Crystals. My issues come from Liberia or St. Vincents. I bought them from a great site,, whose service and delivery were both excellent. David. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 07:21:21 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Sandy Salisbury "The Best Thing" on musica At the request of several people off-list I've played the B-side of Sandy Salisbury's 1967 solo 45 to musica. I'll get the A-side up there too when there's room, but I went with this one first as it's never been reissued before (the A-side "All I Really Have Is A Memory" was on the Rev-Ola Ballroom CD); The Best Thing (Sandy Salisbury) - Sandy, Our 50,005: 1967, Produced by Steve Clark for Our Productions, Arranged by Sandy Salisbury & Mike Henderson. Listening to both sides of the single I think it's very possible that these were Boettcher-produced Ballroom tracks that Steve Clark put out (or planned to, as the only copy I've ever seen is a promo) as a solo Sandy 45 after Boettcher left Our Productions, taking the production credit for himself in the process (as he also did with some Tommy Roe 45's as Jason Penick so ably reminded me). And though it can be hard to tell Sandy's and Curt's voices apart at times, it certainly sounds like Boettcher is singing on at least "The Best Thing." Joey Stec, can you shed any light on this? I think this might pre-date your involvement by a little bit, but maybe not. Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 08:06:04 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: Beatles Novelties Phil Chapman: > And what about some of the girlie 'tributes' to the fab four?: Coincidentally I just got a copy of Gigi Parker & The Lonelies' "Beatles Please Come Back" from Phil, and it is just brilliant - one of the best two or three Beatles novelties I've ever heard. I also got "I Want A Beatle For Christmas" by Pat Surbey & The Canadian V.I.P.'s from Phil. Very good, and a comparison to Diane Renay isn't out of the question here. Here are a couple that haven't been mentioned yet: "Bring Back My Beatles (To Me)" - Bonnie Brooks (United Artists UA 708) - Good uptempo track to the tune of "My Bonnie." "I Want A Beatles For Christmas" - The Fans (Dot 45-16688) - Fun uptempo track; this is not the same song as the Pat Surbey record above. And here's some more for Ringo: "Go, Go, Go With Ringo" - The Whippets (Josie 921) - Kinda goofy, with the girls faking - badly - British accents to the accompaniment of a track prominently featuring "Hello Dolly"- style banjo! "Ringo Ringo" - Darlene Terri (Columbia 4-43042) - Musically this is a classic girl group song, with the bridge being a bit of a knock off on "Sally Go Round The Roses" - though a bit more upbeat tempo-wise, and far more upbeat mood-wise. Best lyric: "Ringo, Ringo, ring around the heart you go..." :-) This would be the best girlie Ringo tribute I've heard, if not for... "My Ringo" - The Rainbows (Dot 45-16612) - While most Beatles/ Ringo tributes tend to be at least midtempo, this is a stunning ballad. Stylistically this owes a lot to the Dion & The Belmonts version of "Where Or When" - especially in the vocal phrasing - but this is actually better IMHO. Wonderful chords - both in the track and the harmonies - and lots of echo, giving this a great, atmospheric sound. Ironically this is a much more sophisticated record than anything The Beatles were cutting at the time (this is a 1964 release), and in fact it owes much more to Brian Wilson's concurrent ballads. Amazing record! And for equal space some worthy Beatles novelties by the guys: "John, Paul, George And Ringo" - The Bulldogs (UK Mercury MF 808) - Excellent UK beat from 1964 with a nice 3-part harmony lead. "Like Ringo" - Dick Lord (Atco 45-6331) - It was inevitable that someone would combine The Beatles' Ringo with Lorne Greene's "Ringo," and here it is. It's actually pretty funny with the narrator bemoaning the fact that his girl has become besotted with Ringo and describing what he does to get her back. "The Guy With The Long Liverpool Hair" - The Outsiders (Karate 45-505-W) - not directly Beatle-related, but close. This isn't those Outsiders, but a New York band, and this is cool proto-garage as it transformed from frat rock. "The Girl I Love" - The Beatles (Quest 45-101) - I'm pretty sure this isn't THOSE Beatles; I don't remember any of them having thick New York accents like the guys on this record.:-) Musically this is pretty much a total ripoff of Dion & The Belmonts' "I Wonder Why," though of course not nearly as good. The song is credited to J. Lemmon & J. Strong and published by Maclen Pub. (BMI). Strangely a check of BMI's online database yields no matches.:-) And a couple of peripherally Beatles-related singles: "Secret Weapon (The British Are Coming)" - The B.R.A.T.T.S. (The Brotherhood for the Re-establishment of American Top Ten Supremacy) (Tollie 9024) - A goofy novelty which musically is based on "The Battle Of New Orleans." Knowing that, you can guess what this sounds like based on the title/artist.:-) This is what Tollie was reduced to releasing after they lost The Beatles (though they did have Terry Black and The Ragamuffins!). "The Ballad Of James Bong" - Jimmie Cross (Tollie 9044) - Yeah, the guy who did "I Want My Baby Back," though this one isn't as inspired as that. Actually a James Bond parody - Agent Uh-Oh Seven - but the "plot" - yes, this record is largely spoken - revolves around our hero trying to catch the person who's intent on blowing up all rock and roll singers after being contacted by Brian Schwepstein. You can figure it out from there. Pretty goofy! Tollie wasted their time on this instead of promoting Twinkle's "Terry"?! And I can of course play any of these to musica if desired. Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 22:35:04 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: BEATLE BABES Jeffrey Glenn wrote: > "My Ringo" - The Rainbows (Dot 45-16612) - While most Beatles/ > Ringo tributes tend to be at least midtempo, this is a stunning > ballad...Wonderful chords...both in the track and the > harmonies...and lots of echo, giving this a great, atmospheric > fact it owes much more to Brian Wilson's concurrent > ballads. Amazing record! Hi, THE RAINBOWS were the backing group for the one and only ROBIN WARD. They share billing with her on the legendary IN HIS CAR 45. In fact, if you ask me, the lead vocalist on MY RINGO is the lady herself. I seem to recall the B-side is delicious too. This record is one of my top wants. Anyone out there care to help me out?? MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 18:36:19 EDT From: Bobby Lloyd Subject: An "Idolmaker" offer Our local Fye record/video store has 11 VHS copies of the 1980 movie,"The IdolMaker" with Ray Sharkey (music and lyrics by Jeff Berry) for $4.99! If any U.S. Spectropoppers wish to contact me off list, I'll be glad to pick you up a copy. Postage probably $2.50, or less. Bobby -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 23:42:02 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Desperately Seeking.....Jimmy McDonough Can any 'popper help me get in touch with ex Village Voice writer and Neil Young biographer Jimmy McDonough? Perhaps off list. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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