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Spectropop - Digest Number 481

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: I Had A Dream
           From: Ronnie Allen 
      2. Re: Zekley/Grady
           From: Dan Hughes 
      3. Re: Zekley/Grady
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
      4. Red Bird/Shadow Morton
           From: John Rausch 
      5. Re: Re: DJ Dick Summer
           From: james botticelli 
      6. Euro - Visions
           From: Dubois 
      7. The Ronettes
           From: John Rausch 
      8. Re: Zekley/Grady
           From: Stephane Rebeschini 
      9. Re: Zekley/Grady
           From: Phil Chapman 
     10. Re: Zekley/Grady
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
     11. Motown musicians/Ripples 8
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
     12. Sylvia & the Sapphires
           From: Ian Chapman  


Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 19:52:50 EDT
   From: Ronnie Allen 
Subject: Re: I Had A Dream

Phil Chapman asked:
>Couple of questions for the experts - Who are the backing vocals, they 
>sound familiar, and who is the male 'preacher' vocal that says "Do you 
>take this girl to be your wife?"

The male 'preacher' was none other than Bob Crewe!

Diane and I talked about this during the two interview shows I did with her.

Ronnie Allen

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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 18:44:43 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: Zekley/Grady Jeff asks about Don Grady's singles. I think I have the album he recorded as Don Agrati; doubt that helps you any but just in case... ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 00:01:54 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: Zekley/Grady Jeffrey Glenn wrote: > I was rereading the article on Gary Zekley in the third Dumb Angel > Gazette, and it talks about the rare version of "Summertime Summertime" > that was released on Br'er Bird Records as by Our Gang. The M&M Japan > CD THE MELODY GOES ON VOL. 1 contains the B-side of this 45, but does > anyone have the A-side that they could play to musica? There are > reportedly only 22 copies of this record around in the hands of > collectors, but if anyone was to have a copy (or a burn, or an mp3 - > anything!), it would be someone on this list :-) I have it on a homemade CD-R comp of Zekley productions - I'll play of MP3 of "Summertime, Summertime" to musica. The song also appears in a remixed stereo on Jan & Dean's "All The Hits - From Surf City to Drag City) 2-fer. > Also does anyone have a discography for Don Grady's 1964-66 45's on > Capitol and Challenge? Heres what I found in Goldmine's R&R Price Guide: Capitol 5181 A Broken Heart Knows Better / I Think You're Thru Challenge 45-1305 Let It Happen / Out Canterbury 501 The Children of St Monica / A Good Man To Have Around Canterbury 507 Leaving It Up To You / Impressions With Syvonne I have Challenge 45-1305 Let It Happen b/w Out. I liked the A-side (with a cool slapback echo effect) to make a mp3 of it, and I'll play that too. Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 20:57:18 -0400 From: John Rausch Subject: Red Bird/Shadow Morton In reply to someone`s Red Bird label question . Here is a good site to try for info on your question. And in the same note, here is a Shadow Morton site I found also: For an interview with him that was previously in an issue of Gold Mine mag. And a real Shadow Morton website here: John Rausch -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 00:58:12 -0400 From: james botticelli Subject: Re: Re: DJ Dick Summer Phil Milstein wrote: > in his New York incarnation Dick used to read that stuff on > the air, over light pop instrumental beds. As I try to remember that kind of September, I have downloaded a floppy that indicates a familiarity with that "Summerian" approach....Can it be that Dick was the father of the soft spoken FM LP track Playa/DJ of the late 6T's "rock" revolution???? Was I had??~ And, if so, was I bad? Or should I be sad that the lad was mad and did his thing despite good vs. bad? Time for bed! -- Jimmy Botticelli Taking The E-Z...Way Out! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 20:43:47 +0200 From: Dubois Subject: Euro - Visions As a spectropop user I shamelessly give a plug to my record label & musical project, as we all share the same musical obsessions it may ring a bell. Best Jean-Emmanuel PS: Kingsley (Abott) I would like to know if you finally succeded in getting the Delon/Melville album? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Deluxe & Faem, the Paris-Lisbon express French pop & international flavour Alain Delon/Jean-Pierre Melville - the tribute Album Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe and Alexander Faem, leading lights of Paris' dandified underground, have brought together France's finest musical innovators from the past twenty years, all for your leisure pleasure. Here's the eagerly-awaited Tribute to Delon/Melville album (out now-distributed worlwide by Wagram). The album, equal parts pure pop and psych-poesy, renders homage to the universe of director Jean-Pierre Melville and his preferred actor Alain Delon. In passing, it also pays its respects to cult clarinettist Marcel Zannini and 70s singer Christophe. The 17-track CD contains: "Krimi at the Kino" (sung by Deluxe), "Parisville" (sung by April) "Mein name ist Melville" (sung by Ariel Wizman - Merricks remix) & other great pop songs. To bring out the record, the Euro-Visions label has been resurrected (last album to appear under that imprint was Gainsbourgsions, April March's tribute to Serge Gainsbourg). For Tribute to Delon/Melville - eleven songs of distinction and oddball innovation - task-masters Deluxe & Faem have brought together: - Luis Rego (part of cult 60s comic troupe The Charlots; has since appeared in a slew of arthouse efforts) - Ariel Wizman (atypical radio and TV presenter; half of the Grand Popo Football Club) - April March (US chanteuse) - Bertrand Burgalat (head of the Tricatel record-label; has worked with everyone from Nick Cave to Laibach) - Héléna Noguerra (Pop siren, singer of breezy, Brazilian-tinted songs) - Jacno ("French touch" precursor; trivia: first ever Frenchman to make it on an NME cover) & remixes by Saint-Etienne (UK), Merricks (Germany), Mansour (France), X-Ray pop (France) and Sylvain Aubé of Monokini (Canada) An album that's resolutely pop, equal measures eccentricity and psychedelic poesy. Find out more at Press contact: Order the CD: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 21:04:09 -0400 From: John Rausch Subject: The Ronettes Just thought I`d share an email with fellow Spectropoppers. Recieved this from Stu Phillips of Colpix label fame. He has a book coming out and I have had several pleasant exchanges with him recently. I have shared his website address and email with several friends and they had recieved personal replies from Stu also. John Rausch ----- Original Message ----- From: "Stu Phillips" To: Sent: Monday, May 06, 2002 1:39 PM Subject: The Ronettes > Dear Jon, > Just a note to remind you that The Ronettes recorded 13 sides > for Colpix Records and an album was released on Colpix Records. > Although the Ronettes did not have any big hits on Colpix or May > Records, the group's first recording contract was with Colpix > Records. They were auditioned by the label and signed. After a year > they informed the label that they were going into another line of > work, and the label released them. > My name is Stu Phillips and I signed and produced the group. > If you like, you can read about it in my book titled "Stu Who? forty > years of navigating the minefields of the music business", which will > be released in September. > For more info visit my web site > > Stu Phillips -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 10:40:49 +0200 From: Stephane Rebeschini Subject: Re: Zekley/Grady Jeffrey Glenn a écrit : > Also does anyone have a discography for Don Grady's 1964-66 45's on Capitol > and Challenge? Hi - Here's a 45 discography of Don Agrati/Grady. It comes from various sources, including the "MegaGuide for singles". Any correction/update welcome! 45s : 1 I'll Have To Say Goodbye/Oh Oh (Checker) 1963 2 Summertime Game/Little People (Orange Empire OE 91647/8) 1964? 3 It's Better This Way / One Good Turn Deserves Another (Capitol 5362) 1965 4 Don't Let It Happen / Out (Challenge 59328) 1966 5 Children Of St. Monica / Good Man To Have Around The House (Canterbury 501) 1967 6 Impressions With Yvonne / Leaving It Up To You (Canterbury 507) 1967 7 One Man Woman / Story (Elektra 45846) 1973 8 Blood Stream / Two Bit Afternoon (Elektra 45860) 1973 NB : (1) to (6) by Don Grady. (2) with the Palace Guard Stephane -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 10:21:40 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Zekley/Grady Stephane Rebeschini wrote: > Hi - Here's a 45 discography of Don Agrati/Grady. It comes > from various sources, including the "MegaGuide for singles". > Any correction/update welcome! Hi Stephane, even though the Mega Guide is brilliant, it does contain several inaccuracies and spelling errors.... for example, you can find Capitol 5181 "A Broken Heart Knows Better"/"I Thinks You're Through" by artist 'DIB GRADT' !! Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 21:37:17 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: Zekley/Grady > Don't Let It Happen / Out (Challenge 59328) 1966 Im curious, does anyone own a stock copy of this 45? My promo copy has "Let It Happen" as the title. BTW its up at musica Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 22:59:54 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Motown musicians/Ripples 8 Richard is of course spot on with his key names of bass players and drummers at 2648. Benny B predates James J somewhat at Motown coming as he did from King in Cincinatti where he was recording as far back as early 50s. James J only switched to electric bass after he came to Motown, and did early sessions on an old upright. The Dr Licks book is indeed well worth searching out, as is a new Motown one by Bill Dahl (he of masses of great CD notes) called "Motown - The Golden Years" - quite a good price on Amazon, where I got mine. It includes great pics by Weldon A McDougal (of The Larks), and is today's 'pick'! Kingsley Abbott Also, for those who may be interested in such things, the likely line-up for Ripples 8 (mid/late summer) is as follows: BUTTERFLY (RIPPLES VOL. 8) 1. FLORIBUNDA ROSE: One Way Street 2. THE BLINKERS: Dream Secondhand 3. EPISODE SIX: Time & Motion Man 4. BRITT: You Really Have Started Something 5. THE TWO OF EACH: Trinity Street 6. THE NEW FACES: Like A Man 7. THE RAINBOW PEOPLE: The Walk Will Do You Good 8. THE TREMELOES: Gentleman Of Pleasure 9. YOUNGBLOOD: Masquerade 10. PUSSYFOOT: Dee Dee Do Your Dance 11. THE MONTANAS Let's Ride 12. THE ONYX: It's All A Put On 13. THE MARMALADE: Butterfly 14. GARY ASTON: His Lordship 15. THE QUIET WORLD OF LEA & JOHN: There Is A Mountain 16. LINSEY MOORE: Linsey's Song 17. ANAN: Standing Still 18. FRESHMEN: Close Your Eyes 19. VAL McKENNA: Don't Hesitate 20. JAMES GALT: With My Baby 21. JOHN SUMMERS: Don't Fool Yourself 22. THE CANDY DATES: Show Me How To Live 23. JOHN CHRISTIAN DEE: Take Me Along 24. PINKERTON'S: Mum And Dad 25. CONSORTIUM: Cynthia Serenity 26. STRAWBERRY JAM: This Is To A Girl 27. TUESDAY'S CHILDREN: Ain't You Got A Heart 28. WAYS & MEANS: Sea Of Faces 29. TRADER HORNE: Morning Way 30. THE BLOOMFIELDS: Hanging On The Next Tradewind 3.17 Should any of you have any info on the obscurer artists here I'd love to hear from you off list! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 23:54:57 +0100 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Sylvia & the Sapphires Will Stos enquired: > Also, for girl group experts... Who are Sylvia and the > Sapphires who sang "Shopping Around"? It sounds like the > best Crystals take-off ever, but the instrumentation sounds > too modern to be from the 60s. The 70s or 80s maybe? > Still, the vocals and lyrics are a great tribute to the > girl group era. Was this, like It's My Party, > a tribute group? Was this from a movie soundtrack? No, Will, just a bit of retro fun that came out on the Stiff label in '82 by a trio of sisters that were session regulars on the UK scene at the time - the Mason Sisters, Sylvia, Vicki and Ruby, from Croydon. After pastiching the Spector/girl group style with "Shopping Around" and its equally good flip, "Street of Love", the girls targeted Motown and the Supremes for the follow-up, "Baby I'm A Fool For You". They also supplied the backing vocals for Pete Wylie/Wah's "Story of the Blues", itself more than a little Spector-influenced. The sisters regularly appeared with Wah! on TV performing the song. Ruby, the eldest, had recorded back in '69, with a version of BettyEverett's "Getting Mighty Crowded" on UK Fontana, billed as Ruby James. Sylvia later joined the Pet Shop Boys entourage and is featured heavily on many of their tracks and videos - check her out as Miss Liberty in the video of "Go West". (Did you work with Sylvia, Phil?) Incidentally, another superb retro girl-group item from the same period came from the Jodelles, with their Spector-styled "My Boy" and "Girls Fall In Love". Their other track, "The Choo-Choo" was a pretty authentic 60s-sounding soul-dance groover after the style of "Hitch Hike". Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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