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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 20 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. re: THE PIROUETTES
           From: Paul Richards 
      2. Re: Sandy "Come Softly"
           From: Jason 
      3. Re: THE PIROUETTES
           From: Billy Spradlin 
      4. re: The Pirouettes - The Wrangler Stretch???
           From: Ed Rothstein 
      5. Re: cataloging
           From: Will George 
      6. Re: Promos
           From: Will George 
      7. Sharon Sheeley
           From: Will George 
      8. Nino Tempo
           From: Bill Reed 
      9. Brian Wilson at The Roxy 5/11
           From: David Ponak 
     10. re: mari wilson/ compact organisation
           From: Richard Williams 
     11. Re: Sharon Sheeley
           From: bryan 
     12. Re: Nino Tempo
           From: Dan Hughes 
     13. re: Chapel of Love and Other Girl Group Gems
           From: Will Stos 
     14. Re: cataloging
           From: Dan Hughes 
     15. Heaven/Earth
           From: David Parkinson 
     16. RE: THE FABULETTES
           From: Mick Patrick 
     17. FREE SOFT ROCK!
           From: David Ponak 
     18. Nick DeCaro site
           From: Bill Reed 
     19. re: The Fabulettes
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     20. re: The Fabulettes
           From: Mick Patrick 


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Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 18:19:42 EDT
   From: Paul Richards 
Subject: re: THE PIROUETTES

Changing subject & I know it's already been mentioned recently, but I've 
just downloaded Jefferson Airplane's fantastically loony Stretch Levi's 
ad from audiogalaxy,also Van Dyke Park's cool Datsun ad.I've been looking 
for my copy of 'Pretty Clothes' a great ad 45 for C&A,dunno where that 
went. Just remembered I've also got another ad 45 for Smith's Crisps called 
'Do the Crunch' which is such a good party tune, I've seen a tiny clip of 
Simon Dee introducing the ad on one of those 'after they were famous' shows.
I want a copy of Manfred Mann's ad 45 for 'Ski' yoghurt which is also pretty 
cool. Lastly,I've got a copy of 'Luv' by Mint which was an icelolly I think 
& David Bowie appeared in the ad, another great ad song. 

Happy listening, Paul Richards







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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 19:36:33 EDT From: Jason Subject: Re: Sandy "Come Softly" Original message: > Re: Sandy Salisbury, one of my all-time favorite tracks is his > versionof the Fleetwoods' "Come Softly To Me." Where in the > Salisbury run does this fit in, esp. vis-a-vis the track on musica? "Come Softly" was a 1970 single produced by Curt Boettcher and Keith Olsen for Together Records (T-125). It's since been re-released on both the Poptones & Dreamsville label SANDY cds, which also contain the rest of Sandy's Together 45 sides and other songs that would have comprised his solo LP at the time-- had Together Records not folded first. SANDY is an amazing pop record with strong melodies, excellent vocal harmonies and a very "hot" commercial sound. The single posted in musica is from 1966, released on the Our Record Productions? label. Jason -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 00:30:13 -0000 From: Billy Spradlin Subject: Re: THE PIROUETTES Mick Patrick wrote: > 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. When I first heard it I thought it might be Darline Love - or maybe a moonlighting Dee Dee Sharp.. great voice. Any clue on when this 45 came out? Im suspecting 62-64? >Both tracks were produced by Jerry Ragovoy and written by Norman >Meade (aka Jerry Ragovoy) with Ben Raleigh. Now I know why it sounds so good.. nice full production. > What a nice fellow young (??? I'm 40) 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. I wish I could find more rare 45's at the Goodwill/Salvation Army nowadays. It was great in the 80's when people were tossing out thier vinyl for CD's and you could find great stuff dirt cheap. Most of my Phil Spector 45 collection is from those stores. I grew up a "vinyl hound" and still love to dig through boxes of old 45's, the older (and the less expensive) the better! As for Mom and Grandmother - those two can burn through a big stack of Harlequin romance novels in a week! Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 21:11:06 -0400 From: Ed Rothstein Subject: re: The Pirouettes - The Wrangler Stretch??? 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. Yeah, my dad sold the jeans in his store and the jeans company sent it as a promotion. Mine is a cardboard one sided affair. Ed Rothstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 23:46:39 EDT From: Will George Subject: Re: cataloging Original message: > Did Microsoft Works come with your computer? Ooops. I should have specified...I'm a Mac user. I don't know if Works is compatible or not. Is it a free program? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 23:52:47 EDT From: Will George Subject: Re: Promos Lots of talk about promos here. When I was a kid, my sister and I had a 45 promo from Fresca of Trini Lopez. It was sort of an EP. I remember it had Kansas City and If I Had A Hammer. I think one more as well. The picture sleeve had Mr. Lopez sitting among at least a couple of bikini babes. My sister sold it in a garage sale, so I don't have it anymore. I'm wondering what that might be worth today?... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 23:59:04 EDT From: Will George Subject: Sharon Sheeley I've just heard word that Sharon Sheeley has passed away. I will send more information when I receive it. As editor of the Jackie DeShannon Appreciation Society, I would of course like to feature a tribute to Sharon, as she was such a major player in Jackie's career. The problem is I don't have very much information on Sharon; she became somewhat of a recluse. If any of you estimable and knowlegeable chaps out there would care to write a fitting trubute to Ms. Sheeley, all of us at the JDSAS would greatly appreciate it. You can email it to me privately if you would rather. Thanks, and RIP Sharon. Thank you for all the great songs. Bill George -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 21:11:00 -0700 (PDT) From: Bill Reed Subject: Nino Tempo My magazine in Japan has assigned me to interview Nino Tempo. So if Mister Tempo is willin' . . .. And so if anyone has any questions that they would like me to ask Tempo---if all goes well---please pass them along to me here at S'pop! (MMMBop!) Bill Reed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 19:54:35 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: Brian Wilson at The Roxy 5/11 The Saturday BW show at the Roxy was truly stunning. (I saw the early show). The set list included: Surfs Up Busy Doin' Nothing Meant For You/Friends Wonderful Cabinessence The Night Was So Young Good Timin' You're So Good To Me Warmth Of The Sun Forever Our Prayer Heroes And Villains (including the "In The Cantina" section) Marcella Forver How amazing is that? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 10:26:31 +0100 From: Richard Williams Subject: re: mari wilson/ compact organisation My favourite Compact Organisation is a single called "The Beautiful Americans" by, wait for it, the Beautiful Americans. It's a late- seventies Walker Brothers homage. Who were they, please? Just a figment of Tot Taylor's imagination? Richard Williams -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 09:21:20 -0700 From: bryan Subject: Re: Sharon Sheeley Will George wrote: > I've just heard the word that Sharon Sheeley has passed away. This is very sad. I talked to Sharon on the phone quite a few times while I was working at Del-Fi (the Addrisi Brothers and Ritchie Valens had both recorded songs of hers), and she was always very nice, very funny and witty. R.I.P. Bryan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 11:27:11 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: Nino Tempo Bill Reed wrote: > My magazine in Japan has assigned me to interview Nino > Tempo. So if Mister Tempo is willin' . . .. And so if > anyone has any questions that they would like me to > ask Tempo---if all goes well---please pass them along > to me here at S'pop! (MMMBop!) Bill, ask him if it's true that April recited the words in Deep Purple so he didn't have to memorize them.... ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 11:43:37 -0400 From: Will Stos Subject: re: Chapel of Love and Other Girl Group Gems >35. Try the worryin' way - Fabulettes Is this by the same group that did "Screamin' and Shoutin'" If so, does it have the same Northerrn Soul feel? Will -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 11:29:26 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: cataloging I don't know if Works is compatible with Mac, but didn't Mac give you a database or spreadsheet program with the computer? Either should work fine for you.... ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 09:32:08 -0700 From: David Parkinson Subject: Heaven/Earth Does anyone out there know how I can get my hands on a copy of the Free Design album Heaven/Earth on CD? I know that it is apparently only a Japanese import; I tried a couple times to order it through the Comfort website that is linked to from spectropop.com, but to no avail; it might have been out of print. Any info appreciated. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 19:22:26 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: RE: THE FABULETTES Original Message From Will Stos: > Chapel Of Love box set, track 35, "Try The Worryin' Way" by the > Fabulettes. Is this by the same group that did "Screamin' and > Shoutin'" If so, does it have the same Northerrn Soul feel? Hi, Yep, Will, it's the same group but this track does not have the "Northern Soul" sound. It's an ode to weight loss, performed in the style of the Exciters. I hope that doesn't put you off. If so, click here to lose ten pounds! :-) MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 17:18:30 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: FREE SOFT ROCK! The time has come! This Tuesday, May 21 marks the release date of the Mello Cads debut CD, "Soft As A Rock" from Franklin Castle Recordings!!!!!!!!! To celebrate this momentous day, the Mello Cads will be doing a FREE encore performance of their stage show, also titled "Soft As A Rock," at the legendary venue Spaceland in Silverlake. Spaceland: 1717 Silverlake Blvd., Los Angeles (323) 661-4380 Date/Time: Tuesday, May 21 at 10PM. Price: FREE! Also on the bill will be the Havalina Rail Co. & Halo Friendies Check out the song clips and see the CD at: http://www.franklincastle.net/mcads.html Buy the CD at www.darla.com Quotes: "On their debut CD, Soft As A Rock, the Mello Cads make it perfectly clear that it's more about 'the Association or Harper's Bizarre' than 'the Beatles or the Stones.' With an ultra-schmaltzy persona that makes Barry Manilow seem like Handsome Dick Manitoba, cocktail-clutching head Cad David Ponak comes off like a cross between Jack Jones and Mike Douglas in his wry, Playboy After Dark, delivery of classic hits and curios by such soft-rock Svengalis as Paul Williams, Burt Bacharach, and Jimmy Webb. For their monthlong residency in the suitably intimate AlterKnit Lounge, Ponak (who plays similar lighter-than-air fare weekly on KPFK's Liquid Room) has assembled an onstage extravaganza complete with a coterie of go-go girls and musical contributions from album producer Linus Of Hollywood as well as members of the Wondermints and the Negro Problem. The kitsch is back, which essentially means you don't have to feel embarrassed anymore shouting out for 'Barbarella' instead of 'Free Bird'. -- " Jim Freek -LA New Times "I saw Frank, I saw Dean, I saw Sammy, I saw Don Rickles. Only Mello Cads can now stand shoulder to shoulder with these giants of the entertainment world. Go see the Mello Cads-you won't believe your eyes and ears." Bill Bishop-Warner Special Products -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 05:33:07 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Nick DeCaro site I have uploaded some new photos to my Nick DeCaro site: http://www.communities.msn.com/nickdecaro Bill Reed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 02:13:37 -0400 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: re: The Fabulettes Original Message From Will Stos: > Chapel Of Love box set, track 35, "Try The Worryin' Way" by the > Fabulettes. Is this by the same group that did "Screamin' and > Shoutin'" If so, does it have the same Northern Soul feel? Same group, but a different feel. "Try The Worryin' Way" was the first Fabulettes single to feature Addie Williams on lead vocals -- most of the leads were handled by the late Annette Snell, who left the group in 1969. This is the same Miami group that originally recorded as the Marvells on Butane, Angie, and Yorey. They were the South Florida version of the Andantes, appearing uncredited on countless recordings. Jeff Lemlich The Florida 60s music forum: http://www.pub64.ezboard.com/blimestonelounge -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 14:19:56 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: re: The Fabulettes Original Message From Jeff Lemlich: > ..."Try The Worryin' Way" was the first Fabulettes single > to feature Addie Williams on lead vocals -- most of the > leads were handled by the late Annette Snell, who left the > group in 1969. This is the same Miami group that originally > recorded as the Marvells on Butane, Angie, and Yorey. They > were the South Florida version of the Andantes, appearing > uncredited on countless recordings. Hi, GREAT info, Jeff. I guess I'd better get myself a copy of yer book, pronto. In the meantime, any chance of providing us girl group obsessives with the complete Fabulettes line-up? Is there a photo of the girls in the book? By the way, I'd always assumed the Marvells were the Cookies disguise. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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