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

Topics in this digest:

      1. Diane Renay's new double-CD made me UN-retire from radio!
           From: Ronnie Allen 
      2. RE: Rosetta Hightower live
           From: Phil Chapman 
      3. Gene Page
           From: Doug Morris 
      4. RE: The Ronettes/Stu Phillips
           From: Phil Chapman 
      5. Masters - United Artists / Era Labels
           From: Rex Strother 
      6. RE: Sylvia Mason
           From: Phil Chapman 
      7. Jodelles/Fab Singlettes
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      8. Lennon Sisters on Dot records
           From: Bret Wheadon 
      9. RE: Dual vocals
           From: Phil Chapman 
     10. Re: THE CAROLINES (Correction)
           From: Mick Patrick 
     11. Re: Popcorn Oldies
           From: Patrick Haagen 
     12. Re: Masters - United Artists / Era Labels
           From: Mike Arcidiacono 
     13. Re: Euro - Visions
           From: beatle bob 
     14. Darlene
           From: Marc Miller 
     15. Re: Euro - Visions
           From: Dubois 
     16. Re: Rosetta Hightower live
           From: simon white 
     17. Lesley Gore Acetates
           From: Patrick Rands 
     18. Re: Jodelles/Fab Singlettes
           From: Richard Havers 
     19. Re: Lesley Gore Acetates
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
     20. Re: Gene Page
           From: richard hattersley 


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Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 19:56:37 EDT
   From: Ronnie Allen 
Subject: Diane Renay's new double-CD made me UN-retire from radio!

Due to work commitments I was away from reading my Spectropop digest for the 
past few days but I spent a good part of the holiday weekend "catching up" on 
the Diane Renay discussion. :)  Well, better late than never!

Regarding Diane Renay's new double-CD "Diane Renay Sings Some Things Old And 
Some Things New" Mick Patrick wrote:

> The best tracks on the CD are the FOUR previously unheard BOB 
> CREWE productions: "Live And Learn" (not the Joey Heatherton / 
> Lesley Gore song but a great Crewe original), "Big City Boy" 
> (written by Crewe with Eddie Rambeau), "See How They Run" (the 
> Toys' song but with a very different arrangement) and "Teach Me 
> Tonight" (a duet by Diane and Crewe), all mastered from Diane's 
> own one-of-a-kind molybdenum acetates.

Mick, your comments (and those of others) have inspired me to tell the world 
that Diane Renay's double-CD "Some Things Old And Some Things New" made me 
decide to UN-retire and get back into radio after a hiatus of eight years!  
By the way those who visit Diane's website -- www.dianerenay.com -- can 
sample every one of the 35 tracks, read the entire detailed liner notes and 
of course acquire her double-CD. I'll address my subsequent comments here to 
both you and everyone else here at Spectropop.

Here's the story of how Diane Renay's double-CD got me back into radio! I 
live in Morrisville, PA and hosted several oldies shows on radio stations on 
various radio stations in my area from 1982 through 1993. I had an excellent 
local following during these years but in 1993, mostly because of commitments 
involving my PRIMARY job -- as a computer professional -- I felt the need to 
retire "for good" from radio. I did my "final" radio show, the last 
installment of my weekly "Oldies Shop" show, in March of 1993.

"Navy Blue" and "Kiss Me Sailor" were two of my favorite oldies from the 60s. 
When I found out that Diane Renay had just created her own website I just HAD 
to visit. As soon as I read the details of her double-CD and sampled some of 
the tracks I was hooked and immediately ordered it. I was so impressed with 
it that I e-mailed Diane and told her that I had retired from radio in 1993 
but if she would consent to doing an interview with me I would get back into 
radio just because of her and her CD! She said "I'd LOVE to" and happily I 
was able to find two radio stations that allowed me to do separate two and 
three hour interview shows with her. I also interviewed Janie Grant, Dale and 
Grace and Bobby Vee but it was truly Diane and HER CD that got me back into 
radio!

Mick Patrick in his comment that I re-quoted above mentioned four unreleased 
Bob Crewe produced tracks, namely the philosophical Crewe original "Live And 
Learn," the catchy Crewe-Rambeau Four-Seasons-ish "Big City Boy", the 
Linzer-Randell hook-laden "See How They Run" and the standard "Teach Me 
Tonight" (her duet with Crewe). And, like Mick, I think those four are all 
great. By the way "See How They Run" was not really The Toys' song. Though 
the Toys did indeed record it, Linzer and Randell wrote that song especially 
for Diane Renay and she was the first to do it.

Though, like Mick, I personally love all four of the songs mentioned above, 
there are so many others on the CD that I personally feel are at least 
equally good. Focusing on the other Bob Crewe productions for the moment I 
feel that "The Company You Keep" is an absolutely fabulous recording with 
such an intriguing sound that I must confess to constantly banging my hand on 
the dashboard in time with it on my way to work though (but only when stopped 
at a red light of course!). Two other Crewe productions, "Happy Birthday 
Broken Heart" and "Cross My Heart, Hope To Die" are two great examples of how 
well Diane was able to sing a ballad back in the 60s. Very well indeed.

Almost every one who follows oldies closely knows that Diane was 
quote-unquote "Bob Crewe's protege" and how important he was to her career. 
But this double-CD is NOT just Bob Crewe! Most of Diane's fans throughout the 
world do not know that Diane also worked with many of the top producers in 
the business over a recording career that exceeded 30 years. All are 
represented on her double-CD. Besides Crewe they are -- in order of first 
appearance on the double-CD -- Pete DeAngelis (who produced her very first 
single), Gerry Granahan, Thom Bell, Ritchie Rome, Herb Bernstein, Phil Hurtt, 
Billy Terrell and David Lasley.

Prior to becoming a professional recording artist Diane Renay, at the age of 
13 or 14, recorded a fantastic uptempo doo-wop version of "Zing Went The 
Strings Of My Heart." It is the closing track on her first CD and after 
playing it on both of my shows I have over the past few months received many 
e-mails raving about that recording and asking me "was she REALLY that 
young?" The answer is an unequivocal YES!  
Diane's very first professionally-released recording was the standard "Little 
White Lies" on Atco Records. It was produced by Pete DeAngelis (probably 
best-known as Frankie Avalon's co-producer) and is the leadoff record on the 
CD. Also included are three other Pete DeAngelis produced recordings: the 
hauntingly-beautiful flipside "Falling Star" and (on CD2) two 
previously-unreleased tracks, "Little Miss Lonely Heart" and "My First 
Corsage." These four most-enjoyable ballad recordings show a side of Diane 
Renay that few people are familiar with. In 1967, after Diane had stopped 
working with Bob Crewe, Gerry Granahan produced a great single by Diane that 
was released on United Artists, the very catchy "Please Gypsy" and the 
buoyant "Dynamite" with it's fabulous hook-line "Keep away from my TNT"! 

In 1969 Diane decided to make one final recording before getting married, in 
effect her "swan song."  For the occasion she hired one of the best 
up-and-coming producers in the business, a man named Thom Bell, who later 
became legendary for his work with groups such as the Stylistics and the 
Spinners. The song was the standard "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me." Diane's 
version of that beautiful song is extremely poignant and heartfelt as is its 
flipside, a rendering of Lennon-McCartney's "Yesterday."

All the above songs (except "Lonely Heart" and "Corsage") are from CD1 which, 
for the most part, represents the "60s pop sound" of Diane Renay. But as good 
as CD1 is the fact is that it is CD2 that truly is the HEART AND SOUL of 
Diane's double-CD. CD2 consists primarily of recordings she made following 
her "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" swan song, mostly recordings made in the 
80s going up to 1990. And that's understandable the songs on CD2, for the 
most part, represent different chapters in her own life.

Diane wrote four of the songs on CD2. Those are "Together Again," "Love Is 
Wonderful," "Blue Snow" and "I Need You Too." Each of the four was inspired 
by a different event or series of events in her life, some of them happy and 
some of them sad. She sings each original song with in such a way that it's 
obvious she was truly reliving her life as she was recording them.

Phil Hurtt (who was the co-writer of the Spinners' "I'll Be Around" and the 
Village People's "YMCA" and "In The Navy" - another "NAVY" connection, LOL!) 
produced and co-wrote (with Ann Clark) six of the other tracks on CD2 and 
they are all, in my opinion, excellent. The heavenly "This Is Where I Came 
In" has become one of my all-time favorite ballads as has "The Gift Of Love" 
which is, pure and simply, a love song that is pure magic. On the latter 
recording Diane duets with Phil Hurtt with Ann Clark does some of the angelic 
"operatic" portions. "I'd Rather Do It Myself" is a change-of-pace rhythmic 
track that reminds me (and Diane as well) of Captain and Tennille's "Do It To 
Me One More Time." Though it was Hurtt and Clark who wrote the above songs 
they did so after Diane told them about the many events in her own life. So 
like the four originals I mentioned above, they are truly reflections of HER. 
She is not merely a recording artist singing a song (as she was when she did 
"Navy Blue"); she is a recording artist LIVING a song! And just when you 
think you've heard it all from the Hurtt and Clark team you are astounded by 
a most unexpected recording called "City Girl"; this hard-edged dance track 
"City Girl" (which Billy Terrell did the final production of) is in sharp 
contrast to all the above recordings; in it Diane is portraying a kind of 
grown-up version of the tough sassy girl she portrayed more than 20 years 
earlier in the Shangri-Las-inspired "Watch Out Sally." (Can we call "City 
Girl" SHANGRI-LA GROWS UP???!!!) "City Girl" is a truly infectious dance 
track and, for good measure, features a most memorable "Rappin' Renay" 
portion!  

Also on CD2 is a 1987 remake of her 1964 hit "Navy Blue" which is both 
similar to the original and at the same time quite different. The producer 
was David Lasley, whose songwriting credits include "Lead Me On" by Maxine 
Nightingale and "Jo Jo" by Boz Scaggs. It has the same sparkle and vitality 
as the 1964 original but it's really a disco track that takes the song to a 
totally new dimension and even includes a spoken portion! I must honestly 
tell you that in general I am negative about oldies artists remaking their 
hits. But I was very surprised at how good the new "Navy Blue" turned out and 
have, over the past few months, gotten to like it every bit as much as the 
original which, in light of my prejudice here, is really saying something.

The last track on the double-CD was never meant to be a recording that the 
public would ever hear. And yet from a personal standpoint it probably means 
more to Diane than any recording she has ever made in her life! It's the 
standard "Over The Rainbow". Diane told me on both of our interview 
shows that the song was not done not in a regular recording studio but in one 
of those "Make Your Own Record" recording booths. There is, in fact, a very 
poignant story behind the making of this recording and Diane shares it on the 
liner notes of her CD. And, as noted above, those liner notes are posted on 
her website http://www.dianerenay.com. Her recording of the song is,
understandably, emotionally riveting and she told me that she was barely able 
to make it through the entire song without breaking down.

If I were to try to pinpoint what most surprised me about her double-CD I 
would say it's Diane's incredible versatility and vocal maturity that has 
pretty much up-to-now been a well-kept secret. The hit singles "Navy Blue" 
and "Kiss Me Sailor" may be BY Diane Renay but the double-CD compilation 
"Diane Renay Sings Some Things Old And Some Things New" (and primarily CD2) 
truly IS Diane Renay.

I truly hope that her double-CD ultimately achieves all the success it so 
richly deserves. And I invite any of you who would privately like to share 
comments with me or ask questions about Diane's double-CD to e-mail me.

Ronnie Allen



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Message: 2 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 17:37:23 +0100 From: Phil Chapman Subject: RE: Rosetta Hightower live Simon White: > Out of interest, I witnessed last night, along with other interested > parties, a live performance by Ms Rosetta Hightower, at the North > London venue "The Rocket". And a fine night it was too, Simon. It's a pity Rosetta stuck to northern favourites, and in a noticeably lower key, but great to see and hear her anyway. Loved your set, couldn't believe I was hearing some those tunes in a public place, in 2002! In fact, I don't think I've ever heard The Dixie Cups' "What Kind Of Fool" outside of my own turntable, didn't half sound good. Will you be doing an all-girl set for Sandi Sheldon/Kenni Woods night? Phil PS - Did you hear that souly version of "Just Once In My Life" by Taste Of Grey? - Who played it, and where can I get it?? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 21:15:50 -0700 From: Doug Morris Subject: Gene Page Is Gene Page recognized as the extraordinary arranger that he was, not only responsible for so many unforgettable Motown arrangements, but later also as Phil Spector's arranger for some awesome productions, including "Black Pearl" ?? I believe Gene Page also wrote the arrangement for The Righteous Brothers/Spector/Mann-Weil's "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 17:50:47 +0100 From: Phil Chapman Subject: RE: The Ronettes/Stu Phillips John Rausch/Stu Phillips: > > 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 Hi John - When The Ronettes were a big hit in the UK, the Colpix album was rushed out, and although it didn't have the (((sound))), I found myself listening to "He Did It" as much as some of their Spector recordings. Does Stu have any photos from these sessions? And has anybody else recorded this Sheeley/DeShannon song, or is it on a Jackie DeShannon demo collection? Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 08:06:08 -0600 From: Rex Strother Subject: Masters - United Artists / Era Labels Does anyone at Spectropop know where the recording masters of the United Artists and Era and Ava labels now reside, who to contact? Rex Strother -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 18:36:57 +0100 From: Phil Chapman Subject: RE: Sylvia Mason Ian Chapman: > 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?) Yes I worked with Sylvia (sometimes with Juliet Roberts) relatively recently, the late 80s:-) One memorable occasion was for a film soundtrack, where they couldn't get the license for an Aretha Franklin tune. While we were laying down the rhythm track, Sylvia, who didn't say much, and you could easily get the impression that she wasn't interested, was sitting in the control-room reading a book, and occasionally knitting! When it came time for her vocal, she put her book down, wandered over to the mic, and out of nowhere came this enormous voice .."Chain chain chain - chain of foo-ools..."! She gave an incredible performance which we took first time, gave me chills, a rare treat on a budget film session. When we stopped the tape she simply turned around and enquired "Is that the kind of thing you want??" The incongruity of this quiet sarf-Londoner belting out full-on Aretha to order, brought to mind the feeling I had as a teenager on seeing a picture of Carole Kaye accompanying an article about Motown bass-lines. Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 11:23:05 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Jodelles/Fab Singlettes I'll add my voice, as i think I did at one stage a few months ago for the Jodelles. Though not perhaps 5 star girlie recreations, their singles (the first of which was in a picture bag) were pretty good tracks with all the requisite wall of castenets 'n' rumble. They looked pretty good too, and got a bit of TV coverage at the time. Also in the late 80's were The Fabulous Singlettes who were initially more of a stage act (much like how The Flying Pickets emerged from fringe theatre to crossover to pop success (BTW The Pickets were quite SUBERB on stage at their height). The Fab Singlettes were Australian I believe who got started at the Donmar Warehouse (key UK theatre platform) and then got a bigger theatre show through London producer Bill Kenwright. There was also a TV show which I have on video somewhere. Theirs was a campy recreation of the girl groups, all huge beehives and satin dresses, and the material was pop girly/Motown stuff. The album (First Night Records- Scene 13 - 1988) called "Stop In The name Of Love - Live from The Piccadilly" included Da Doo Ron Ron, Dum Dum Ditty, Be My Baby, Its My Party, You Don't Own Me and many other expected ones. Great fun! Kingsley Abbott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 06:41:18 -0700 (PDT) From: Bret Wheadon Subject: Lennon Sisters on Dot records Hi, When I was a boy, my parents had an LP of the Lennon Sisters called "Somethin' Stupid" [DOT 3797 - mono], that contained the following song list: Somethin' Stupid My Cup Runneth Over Georgy Girl This is my song A Lover's Concerto There's A Kind of Hush Single Girl You Don't Have to Say you love me Sure Gonna Miss Him Dedicated to the one I love As you can see, it was all girl-group type numbers, sung with gorgeous harmonies, but otherwise pretty white bread in it's production. They also had another album on Dot that I've never heard, "On The Groovy Side" [DOT DLP-25829] that contains the songs: Up, Up and away Never my love Sunny Goin' out of my head Ode to Billy Joe Count me in I will wait for you 'Till Gypsy What can I do I love Prisoner of Love Are there any other recordings that the Lennon Sisters did on Dot? I really enjoy their sound during this period. I would also like any information about their mercury LP "The Lennon Sisters Today", is this their only recording for this label? Thanks for any help, Bret W. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 19:01:27 +0100 From: Phil Chapman Subject: RE: Dual vocals David Bell: > Of course, this meant that we in Britain missed out on the dual > tracked version of "Don't Ever Leave Me" on 45 release, which is one > of the gems of her recording career. Other countries of the world got > to hear the Ellie Greenwich harmony vocal initially, As is often the case with the first version you hear of something, I still prefer this single-tracked. It sounds cleaner to me - the Ellie backing vocals are slightly out of sync with CF's on "Don't Ever Leave Me". Sounds more as if it's Ellie's demo with Connie singing over the top. That said, I'd love to hear it in any other language. Are they currently available? Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 19:28:29 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: THE CAROLINES (Correction) Hi, Oops, screw up my last garbled message, poke your ear with it and throw it in the bin. :-) It should have read as follows: In answer to the question from Will Stos about THE CAROLINES, the two tracks concerned were released back-to-back on Roulette 4709 late in 1966. "Can't Stop Lovin' The Boy" was written by Larry Weiss and Tom Catalano. The B-side, "You're My Baby", was a solo Weiss composition. Both sides were arranged by Artie Butler and produced by Larry Weiss for Glamorous Productions. To my knowledge, the group released no other records. Although there was a British group of the same name active at around the same time . Just to save anyone the bother of posting "Can't Stop Lovin' The Boy" to musica, only to have it immediately deleted by some uberSpectropopper, I'd like to point out that the track is contained on the CD "Run Mascara" (UK Sequel NEMCD 193). I don't think the B-side is out on CD. So, er, post away. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 18:24:51 -0000 From: Patrick Haagen Subject: Re: Popcorn Oldies Hi, I saw sometime ago you were interested in the history of the name popcorn oldies. I'm a Belgian popcornlover and will try to give you an explanation. As my language is Dutch please forgive me the spelling. There was a pub called The Popcorn in Vrasene, Belgium. It was there that the mixture of songs became popular in the early 70's. Later it became very popular in other parts of Belgium and some parts of Holland. Because there was no general name for this kind of music it became popcornmusic and it stayed called like that till nowadays. Every saturday at 9 pm you can listen to a live broadcasting at http://www.radio192.nl presented by Theo Dumoulin. Bye Patrick Haagen http://www.papaja.be -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 15:12:35 -0400 From: Mike Arcidiacono Subject: Re: Masters - United Artists / Era Labels Rex Strother: > Does anyone at Spectropop know where the recording masters > of the United> Artists and Era and Ava labels now reside, > who to contact? Hello Rex. I can tell you that the United Artists material is owned by EMI. The masters are safely stored in EMIs huge tape vault. Dont hold out any hope of licensing any tapes tho', they have absurd minimums, and want ridiculously high fees. Its a real shame. I tried to legally use "A Summer Place" by The Ventures for a video soundtrack and they wanted like 10,000$$. Era, I believe is owned by Lew Bidell in California. Ava, I have no idea Hope this helps, Your Friend, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 19:14:15 +0000 From: beatle bob Subject: Re: Euro - Visions Hey Jean-Emmanuel, Really dug the boss Alain Delon/Jean-Pierre Melville comp CD you sent my way for our community radio station here in St. Louis, Missouri. Man, there's not a duff cut in the bunch, and I assure you my friend that we've been getting a lot of requests on the air for various selctions from the CD. Hopefully, all of the Spectropoppers will jump on this one. As the legendary St. Louis Cardinals baseball Hall Of Fame announcer Jack Buck would say, "That's a winner!!!' Beatle Bob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 15:57:34 -0400 From: Marc Miller Subject: Darlene Is there a site somewhere that has pix of the young Darlene Love? I can't find one... Thanks! Marc -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 22:49:41 +0200 From: Dubois Subject: Re: Euro - Visions Beatle Bob: > Really dug the boss Alain Delon/Jean-Pierre Melville comp CD you > sent my way for our community radio station here in St. Louis, > Missouri. Man, there's not a duff cut in the bunch, and I assure > you my friend that we've been getting a lot of requests on the air Dear spectropoppers That will be nice http://www.euro-visions.net is the name of the site you can order it on http://www.amazon.fr best Jean-Emmanuel ;-) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 22:16:52 +0100 From: simon white Subject: Re: Rosetta Hightower live Phil Chapman wrote: > Will you be doing an all-girl set for Sandi Sheldon/Kenni Woods night? > PS - Did you hear that souly version of "Just Once In My Life" by Taste Of > Grey? - Who played it, and where can I get it?? Well thank you for your interest, Phil! It was indeed a great night and the anticipation for Sandi Sheldon [as we prefer to know her] is growing by the day. I strongly urge any London based Spectropoppers with even a passing interest in 60's music to come along surely there must be a few - Saturday 29th June. I was refiling records today, as they are all about to go into cardboard white sleeves for the sake of aesthetics. Dont worry, any original sleeves and of course picture sleeves, will be kept, including my signed Lorraine Silver, Lorraine Chandler, Vermettya Royster, Little Richard and now Rosetta herself! While I was refiling, I came to a 99% definite decsicion that my June set would be girl stuff. I have also toyed with a half Van McCoy set as well, so I may yet combine the two. I am a wild and crazy guy after all. As for Taste Of Grey...leave it with me.... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 17:28:12 -0400 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Lesley Gore Acetates I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the possibility of existing acetates by Lesley Gore. She recently mentioned in an interview earlier this year, that Quincy Jones helped preserve the acetates her father had made of her singing, and I'm guessing that the ones pictured here are from that batch. http://www.geocities.com/pswayne/lesley/TestPres.htm Does anyone know of more Lesley Gore acetates, she claimed to have been doing them since the age of 3! Any thoughts on this subject would be much appreciated. I have sound files of the acetates pictured and they are quite different than IMP, a lot more jazz oriented, and the idea that more exist is too much for my Gorehead, :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 23:30:17 +0100 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Jodelles/Fab Singlettes On Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at 11:23 , Kingsley Abbott wrote: > Also in the late 80's were The Fabulous Singlettes > who were initially more of a stage act (much like > how The Flying Pickets emerged from fringe theatre > to crossover to pop success (BTW The Pickets were > quite SUBERB on stage at their height). The Fab > Singlettes were Australian I believe who got started > at the Donmar Warehouse (key UK theatre platform) > and then got a bigger theatre show through London > producer Bill Kenwright. Best Wishes Kingsley as usual displays the taste for which he is legendary! The Singlettes got their break at the Donmar and were absolutely superb. For anyone with an ear for something different check out the Flying Pickets 'Get Off My Cloud'.....funny, clever and great music all at the same time. Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 23:16:01 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: Lesley Gore Acetates Patrick Rands: > Does anyone know of more Lesley Gore acetates, she claimed to > have been doing them since the age of 3! Any thoughts on this > http://www.geocities.com/pswayne/lesley/TestPres.htm I have a one-sided Mercury 45 white label acetate pressing of "He Gives Me Love (La-La)" from 1968. Its the same track that's on the "It's My Party" CD. I paid around 3 dollars for it at a Wichita KS record shop in the late 1980's. I'll dig it out and make a scan of the label. Billy PS: nice webpage! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 23:48:11 +0000 From: richard hattersley Subject: Re: Gene Page Doug Morris: >I believe Gene Page also wrote the arrangement for The Righteous >Brothers/Spector/Mann-Weil's "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" He has his own site. There is a link to it on Carol Kaye's site Didn't he do Ebb Tide arrangement as well? Brilliant stuff. Richard Hattersley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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