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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. re: Brian Wilson's song selections
           From: Charles G. Hill 
      2. re: Mari/Meri, one more time
           From: Stewart Mason 
      3. cataloging record collections
           From: Will George 
      4. 3 quick comments
           From: Paul Payton 
      5. Re: cataloging record collections
           From: Dan Hughes 
      6. re: Clinger Sisters
           From: Patrick Rands 
      7. re: Soul Sisters
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      8. Re: Clinger Sisters
           From: Billy Spradlin 
      9. The Pirouettes - The Wrangler Stretch???
           From: Billy Spradlin 
     10. Re: Clinger Sisters
           From: Mick Patrick 
     11. re: THE PIROUETTES
           From: "Mick Patrick" 
     12. RE: The Pirouettes - The Wrangler Stretch
           From: Tony Waitekus 


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Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 19:02:37 -0500
   From: Charles G. Hill 
Subject: re: Brian Wilson's song selections

Ken Levine pointed out:
> Even though he didn't sing Wendy (wait a minute -- he never 
> sings Wendy) the show was near perfection.

Never?  At all?....cgh

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Charles G. Hill - 
Onion rings to bring them all, and in the oil fry them.
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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 21:36:23 -0400 From: Stewart Mason Subject: re: Mari/Meri, one more time From Will George: > Was she the one that did that song about putting a telephone > in her bathroom (or loo for all you brits)? From Slaughter Joe: > I'll have to dig the records up, but it seems likely.....I do > recall that 'Neasden's Queen Of Soul' (members outside the UK > may not quite get that one) was very keen on hoovering.....she > even did it in promo photos..... Ah, yes, one of those is on the 7" sleeve of her single "Just What I Always Wanted," my personal fave of all her singles and probably the one that betrays the biggest Spectropop influence -- I always thought that if Shelley Fabares were making singles in the early '80s, they'd sound just like that, right down to the weedy synth break and the fake horns. Mari's other big single, "Beat the Beat," is gimmicky and wonderful as well. The Compact Organisation (Mari's label...wasn't it owned by Tot Taylor, ex-Advertising frontman and a solo artist who posited himself as the return of Cole Porter?) was an odd lot, but I recommend it for S-poppers with an interest in the tackier side of UK early '80s pop, if for no other reason than the graphics, which were dead-on approximations of early '60s sleeve design, down to the hyperbolic liner notes. As for Meri Wilson, you can find "Telephone Man" on Volume 21 of Rhino's indispensible HAVE A NICE DAY series. I was shocked when I found this disc, as my friend Joyce had sung the song for me some months or years earlier, insisting that this had been an honest-to-goodness hit single when she was living in Mississippi in the '70s. I'd thought she was just making it up to yank my chain. Last I heard of Mari Wilson, she was doing the theme song to the okay-in-small-doses UK sitcom Coupling. Sounds very Peggy Lee-ish. S -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 00:03:30 EDT From: Will George Subject: cataloging record collections I'm sure there are many of you out there you have catalogued vast collections of vinyl and CDs. I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a good shareware (i.e. free) program that will do that. I would like to have something that can pull from categories (like if I wanted to see all my records from 1972, it could find those, etc.) Is there any such program? Thanks for the help. Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 00:33:03 -0400 From: Paul Payton Subject: 3 quick comments What a couple of posts from Charles Sheen! Would that some of those acetates that disappeared could wind up in the hands of some of members of this list. (Perhaps whoever made the "disappear" discovered what they had and contacted someone who understood their value; heck, stranger things have happened.) John Rausch notes: > [Donnie Iris'] "Agnes", great 80s synth "Popper". Kinda like > a Shangs 80 style thing. Agnes was a waitress at a bar...Louie > didn`t know she had a gun...well if ya know Red Bird melodrama, > "Agnes" has it all. Thanks - that was one of the titles I forgot. He certainly sang songs about oddly-named ladies for the genre - Leah, Agnes - but he had amazing talent. I thought he'd become another Springsteen for a while there. Phil Chapman, no wonder Tracy Ullman's "They Don't Know" was/is so good! I learn more about the people on this list almost every time, and most of it is amazing. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 05:59:02 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: cataloging record collections Hi Bill, Did Microsoft Works come with your computer? That's what I use to catalog my stuff. I use these categories: Song Title, Artist, Album, Year, Label, Song Length, Lead-In Time (number of seconds at front of song before singer comes in--lets you know when to shut up when you're introducing a song)(I'm a DJ), Osbourne value, Goldmine value. Just a click of the mouse to pull songs up by any of the above categories. ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 12:51:05 -0400 From: Patrick Rands Subject: re: Clinger Sisters I am wondering if anyone can help me. I am looking for recordings by the Clinger Sisters. Is there anyone who could help me complete my collection with either a cd-r, mp3 or cassette of any of the following songs? Or if you could sell me the actual singles? Please let me know! The Clinger Sisters 7"s 1. Shoop Shoop De Doop Rama Lama Ding Dong Yeah Yeah Yeah 2. The Lipstick Song 3. What Can I Give Him 4. Jingle Dingle Do 5. Puppet 6. Golly Mom The Clingers 7" 9. Blackbird 10. Something in My Heart I am having the hardest time finding the Clinger Sisters singles. Please help me if you can - thank you! Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 17:59:47 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: re: Soul Sisters Tim must have seen the same tour I saw: > ...I do remember that as the revolving stage took the DJ off, and brought the Soul Sisters into view, one of the 'sisters' stumbled and had to be steadied by one of the support band. Tim NOW...remembering the size of the ladies, that's what I call a support act!!! Kingsley Abbott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 19:07:21 -0000 From: Billy Spradlin Subject: Re: Clinger Sisters Patrick Rands wrote: > I am wondering if anyone can help me...I am looking for recordings by the > Clinger Sisters...cdr, mp3 or cassette... I dont have any of her singles, but I do have the Cattanooga Cats album on which Peggy appears (and did a fun little number called "My Birthday Suit"!) I just copied it off to CD-R. A Medium grade copy on Ebay is selling for 44 dollars..yikes! Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 19:24:25 -0000 From: Billy Spradlin Subject: The Pirouettes - The Wrangler Stretch??? I was at a Goodwill thrift store in Lawton, OK last week (my mother wanted to look for used romance paperbacks for grandma) and discovered a 45 called "The Wrangler Stretch" by a group called The Pirouettes. The 45 looks like a radio promo or giveaway to me, with a small hole and the flip has a blank label with a instumental version of the song. No record company except for the Blue Bell Inc (parent company) logo. I almost passed it up thinking it was a country sounding jingle but decided to get it anyway - it was only 10 cents! The lead vocal sounds a lot like somone real familar to my ears - I will post it when there is more space on musica. PS to all MP3 posters, only leave your songs online for 7 days, I believe that's Yahoo's policy if you dont own the copyright...bla bla blah.. BTW By e-mail request I posted Cher's first single - Bonnie Jo Mason - Ringo I Love You. Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 20:43:01 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Clinger Sisters Patrick Rands wrote: > I am wondering if anyone can help me...I am looking for recordings by > the Clinger Sisters...cdr, mp3 or cassette... Hi, Patrick, about 7 of our English pounds, I'm informed, will get you a copy of the 3CD box set "Chapel Of Love and other great girl group gems" (Castle/Pulse PBXCD 353) containing the Clinger Sisters' "Shoop Shoop De Doop Rama Lama Ding Dong Yeah Yeah Yeah", 59 other great tracks (19 of 'em new to CD) and a 3000+ word sleeve note. Cdr, MP3, cassette? Feh! MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 21:30:31 +0100 From: "Mick Patrick" Subject: re: THE PIROUETTES Original Message From: Billy Spradlin: > I was at a Goodwill thrift store in Lawton, OK last week (my mother > wanted to look for used romance paperbacks for grandma) and > discovered a 45 called "The Wrangler Stretch" by a group called The > Pirouettes. The 45 looks like a radio promo or giveaway to me, with a > small hole and the flip has a blank label with a instumental version > of the song. No record company except for the Blue Bell Inc (parent > company) logo. I almost passed it up thinking it was a country > sounding jingle but decided to get it anyway - it was only 10 cents! > The lead vocal sounds a lot like somone real familar to my ears - I > will post it when there is more space on musica. Hi, That was 10 cents well spent. I agree, the lead vocalist sounds like someone famous, but I'll be buggered if I can put a name to the voice. I would imagine she was a session-singing chum of the Sweet Inspirations. Whatever, she's a chick with a great set of pipes. The record exists in at least three different formats: the blank label-flipped 7" you describe; a similar cardboard version featuring both tracks on the face side and dance step illustrations printed on the reverse; and a regular release on the Diamond label (D165) with "If You See My Baby" as the A-side and "The Wrangler Stretch" as the flip. Both tracks were produced by Jerry Ragovoy and written by Norman Meade (aka Jerry Ragovoy) with Ben Raleigh. What a nice fellow young Billy seems, escorting his Mom around the thrift stores in search of Mills & Boone paperbacks for his grandma. He deserved that 10 cent bargain and many more like it. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 16:11:40 -0500 From: Tony Waitekus Subject: RE: The Pirouettes - The Wrangler Stretch I have "The Wrangler Stretch" too. I got it as a prize in a church fair in the late 60's. I think this was a promotion having to do with Wrangler jeans. Tony Waitekus -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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