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Spectropop - Digest Number 471

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Janie Grant interview on the web
           From: Ronnie Allen  
      2. They Don't Know question
           From: Stewart Mason 
      3. Re: Just The Right Sound: The Association Anthology
           From: David Ponak 
      4. Re: The Laddins
           From: Jeff Limlich 
      5. RE: Paul Payton/Mello Cads
           From: David Ponak 
      6. Re: Sandi/Kendra/Kenni
           From: Jeff Limlich 


Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 10:47:47 -0400
   From: Ronnie Allen  
Subject: Janie Grant interview on the web

I am very pleased to announce that the one-hour 
live-by-phone interview that I did with Janie Grant 
on WBCB on December 6th, 2001 is now permanently on the web.

Janie sang the fondly-remembered hit "Triangle," an original 
composition, back in 1961.  It peaked at #29 on the Billboard 
Hot 100.  She also charted with the follow-up "Romeo" and 
"That Greasy Kid Stuff."

The interview is not streaming audio but is available for 
listening as individual MP3 program segments.

This was a very special show for me, not only because it was 
Janie's first media interview in 38 years but also because 
I was also able to bring in Gerry Granahan (also live-by-phone) 
to surprise Janie.  Gerry had discovered her, founded the 
Caprice label on which she recorded, and produced her.  
Janie and Gerry had not communicated in more than 35 years, 
so the reunion was a very poignant radio event.

It's more than 5 months after the fact and I am STILL 
receiving e-mails about that show! 

I wish to express my sincere appreciation to Don Larson 
(the man who put me in touch with Janie in the first place)
for making the interview available 24/7 on his website, 
to his associates for making the storage space available, 
to radio station WBCB for letting me do the show, to my WBCB 
sidekick Ramona Matthews for helping me screen all the calls 
during the show (there were two), to Gerry Granahan for 
agreeing to participate, and last but most assuredly not 
least to Rose Marie Casilli (a/k/a Janie Grant), without 
whom none of this would have ever happened!

The URL is: 

Ronnie Allen

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Message: 2 Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 12:43:28 -0400 From: Stewart Mason Subject: They Don't Know question Phil Chapman wrote: > Thanks, but I didn't entirely record "They Don't Know", although I > did the mix. By then I was becoming 'troublesome': Even though we > recorded 24-track, I had a habit of recording things the way I > wanted them to sound, i.e. with echo, including the vocal. (Adding > echo later is not the same). My faithful assistants Julian Mendelsohn > and Dave Meegan, both of whom eventually fared better than I did in > the music industry, rebelled, with reports that "Phil's stuff can't > be remixed - he records it that way!" ...and I still do! Phil, I've always wondered: I've heard reports that Tracey's "They Don't Know" is just Kirsty's original single with Tracey's voice and a new guitar line dubbed on. If it's not, it's certainly an incredible simulation of the original, right down to the climactic "BAY-by!" shout, which I'm 99.8% positive is Kirsty, not Tracey. Also, is it just me, or are Kirsty's backing vocals actually mixed louder than Tracey's lead vocal? Any insight would be appreciated. Stewart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 12:59:17 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: Re: Just The Right Sound: The Association Anthology Since I've got both the UK and the US versions of the Association Anthology in front of me right now, I suppose I'm the best candidate to address the specific differences between the two sets. The UK/Euro version drops the following tracks: Babe I'm Gonna Leave You It'll Take A Little Time (Larry Ramos) Darling Be Home Soon Names, Tags, Numbers And Labels Carry On (Bijou) One Sunday Morning And adds the following tracks: Changes I'm The One Reputation Here In Here Rose Petal, Incense And A Kitten Caney Creek (previously unreleased) It's Gotta Be Real Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies (instrumental) (this is track 28 on disc one, and is not listed on the package.) I checked, but they show the track listing for the US version. You may want to try other UK or European e-tailers to find the international version. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 17:21:25 -0000 From: Jeff Limlich Subject: Re: The Laddins Paul Payton wrote: > Are these the same Laddins from New York (featuring Bobby Jay on > bass) who did the NYC doowop fave "Yes, Oh Baby Yes"? Same group! By '63 they were spending lots of time in South Florida, and it was here that they picked up Yvonne "Frankie" Gearing and morphed into the Steinways. Jeff Lemlich The Florida music forum Always on topic, and no pop up windows! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 13:16:58 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: RE: Paul Payton/Mello Cads Paul Payton wrote: > David Ponak, nice work with the Mello Cads - "Soapland" and "As For > Tonight" (who's the girl singer? Term used advisedly) really do it > for me, especially "...Tonight."' Thanks Paul! The female singer is Kim Fox, and exceptionally talented singer/songwriter in her on right. Linus Of Hollywood is just about finished producing her Franklin Castle debut album. (She also put out an album called "Moon Hut" in 1997 on Dreamworks) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 17:27:36 -0000 From: Jeff Limlich Subject: Re: Sandi/Kendra/Kenni Dave at Van McCoy Music wrote: > Yes she will be glad to participate in the interview. > Sandi Sheldon *was* also known as Kenni Woods a.k.a > Kendra Spottswood. And from what I understand, she was also the main voice on "Touch My Heart" by the Vonettes on Cobblestone 703. Jeff Lemlich The Florida music forum LOOK? Yes. LURK? No! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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