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Spectropop - Digest Number 484

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 18 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Rachel Sweet
           From: Ken Levine 
      2. Darlene Love pics
           From: David Feldman 
      3. Glories on Date
           From: Mark 
      4. re:Lesley Gore acetates
           From: harvey williams 
      5. Bubblegum CDs
           From: Christopher Davidson 
      6. Sheila & Jenny Press Release
           From: mark frumento 
           From: Mick Patrick 
      8. Re: Gene Page
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      9. Re: The Ronettes/Stu Phillips
           From: Peter Lerner 
     10. Kathy Lynn and the Playboys
           From: Ian Slater 
     11. Re: Gene Page
           From: Phil Chapman 
     12. Re: Gene Page
           From: Vincent Degiorgio 
     13. Carole King demos
           From: Peter Lerner 
     14. Re: Gene Page
           From: richard hattersley 
     15. Re: Garry Sherman
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     16. Re: Gene Page/Cher
           From: richard hattersley 
     17. Sandy tracks on musica
           From: laughingmood 
     18. Lennon Sisters
           From: Ian Chapman 


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 18:54:48 -0700
   From: Ken Levine 
Subject: Rachel Sweet

From 80's avante garde punk rock singer to modern day sitcom writer.  
The Rachel Sweet you see on the credits of Dharma & Greg is the very 
same as the rocker of the same name. I've worked with her. She's a doll.


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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 03:09:13 -0500 From: David Feldman Subject: Darlene Love pics Marc Miller: > Is there a site somewhere that has pix of the young Darlene Love? > I can't find one... Just go to and click on the "Images" icon and type in "Darlene Love" and you'll see dozens of photos of her, many of the young Darlene. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 08:19:41 -0000 From: Mark Subject: Glories on Date Does anyone know if this group released or recorded an album? They had an awful lot of singles (8 or 9) for a group on a major label to not have an album although maybe an unreleased one. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:16:42 +0100 From: harvey williams Subject: re:Lesley Gore acetates Patrick asked: > I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on the possibility > of existing acetates by Lesley Gore. I have an acetate similar to one of those illustrated, on the Broadway Recording studios label. "A Lotta Livin'" (sic) on one side, with "Travel On" on the fip. Both sides are simple piano/vocal recordings but, as Patrick indicates, they are somewhat jazzier takes than the GG sound of most of Lesley's output. Unfortunately I have no idea when they date from, but the fact that they play at 78 rpm indicates a date around 1962 or earlier. As far as I'm aware, neither recording has ever been issued, tho' they appear to be covers of oft-recorded songs. I've had "A Lotta Living" up on Audiogalaxy for many months. If anyone wants it, that's where to get it. If there's any demand for "Travel On", I can upload to musica. Hoping your Gorehead stays intact, Patrick! harvey williams. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 08:12:17 -0700 (PDT) From: Christopher Davidson Subject: Bubblegum CDs Hey folks: I just finished acquiring the 23rd (!) volume of the Japanese-issue bubblegum compilation called "Bubblegum Motherf*cker" that is circulating around Ebay and elsewhere. If anyone would like an email file (in Word or Excel) of all 772 songs & artists on this series, please email me off list. Included are the 3 volumes of an off-shoot series called "Bubblepop Motherf*cker," although the difference in song styles b/w the two series is hard to pinpoint. Just adding some grist to the bubblegum discussions. Interesting note: Apparently half-way through pressing this series, Layng Martine Jr. objected to his material being included. So his tunes have been replaced on some later pressings. Thankfully his incredible "Crazy Daisy" is included on my copy! Chow. ===== Chris Davidson The Sixth Dave Clark Five -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 16:13:45 -0000 From: mark frumento Subject: Sheila & Jenny Press Release I thought that fans of the British girl group scene would enjoy the attached Sheila And Jenny press release... a companion to the song I played to musica a week or so ago. It may not shed a lot of light on the two singers but it's a neat throwback to 1964. It's in the photos section. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 10:44:34 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: GARRY SHERMAN / THE GLORIES Mike Rashkow: >In a song I once wrote, "Please Phil Spector" there is a line.... > " get Gene or Gary or Specs to write the charts, Hi Rashkovsky, I'd always assumed "Gary" refers to the great arranger Garry Sherman? Although I'm not aware of him ever working with Spector. In answer the Mark's query about the Glories, it seems the girls had no album released. Nor did Frankie Gearing's next group Quiet Elegance. Great singer! MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 23:43:44 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Gene Page Doug Morris writes: > I believe Gene Page also wrote the arrangement for The Righteous > Brothers/Spector/Mann-Weil's "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" In a song I once wrote, "Please Phil Spector" there is a line...." get Gene or Gary or Specs to write the charts, give me the Blossoms to sing background from their hearts". Yes, I knew about Gene Page. Of course Specs is Jack Nitzsche, but for the life of me, I can't come up with Gary's last name - help me, I'm dying of CRAFT disease. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 20:06:14 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: The Ronettes/Stu Phillips Phil: > 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? There must be a DeShannon demo somewhere, but meanwhile there is an absolutely ace 2002 version of the song by the Detroit Cobras on their album "Life Love And leaving" on Sympathy Records which you'll love. The Cobras also did a good version of Jackie's "Breakaway" on a previous album, another great song you may be familiar with, Phil. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 22:26:18 -0700 From: Ian Slater Subject: Kathy Lynn and the Playboys I wonder if any fellow Spectropoppers can add to my limited knowledge of the above group? Most of what I know is on the Borderline Books website: I have their single "Rock City" (C. Cisco, P. Patterson, T. DiMaria)/ "Rockin'Red River" (Carl Cisco, Tony DiMaria), Swan 4175. Both sides are instrumentals and Rockin' Red River is of course Red River Rock. Both sides were arranged by Carl Cisco and Nick Ameno and were Dice Productions. "Rock City" is on the LP "Girls in the Garage 2". They were contemporaries on Swan of guitar genius Link Wray, of Rumble fame, and I understand Kathy Lynn is credited with an appearance on his single "Let The Good Times Roll", Swan 4273. Also, apparently their record "Donkey Twine" appeared on the flip of Swan's 1966 re-issue of the Rockin' Rebels fabulous "Wild Weekend". Any more information, including group names, photos, further record details, gratefully received. Ian Slater -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 01:09:27 +0100 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Gene Page richard hattersley wrote: > Didn't he do Ebb Tide arrangement as well? I couldn't find any link to Gene on Carol Kaye's page, and I think Perry Botkin (who does have a link on CK's page) did the arrangement for "Ebb Tide". I eventually found a Gene Page page, with a brief biog at Prior to his success with "Love's Theme" he did many one-off arrangements for artists who usually already had a regular arranger, eg: Cher's "Dream Baby", April Stevens' "Falling In Love Again"/"Wanting You". His name seems to appear regularly on Northern Soul collections. I'd like to know more of his early stuff, does anyone out there have a comprehensive list? Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 14:02:33 -0700 From: Vincent Degiorgio Subject: Re: Gene Page Doug Morris wrote: > I believe Gene Page also wrote the arrangement for The Righteous > Brothers/Spector/Mann-Weil's "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" And a zillion barry white records, his own Atlantic album produced by Barry White and his great albums for Arista..... Vincent Degiorgio -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 20:17:58 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Carole King demos Can anyone help? A contact who has just bought the DeShannon demos CDs via the Jackie DeShannon Appreciation Society is looking for similar from Carole King. He has the Brill-tone double CD already. Is there more where that came from? If you let me know, I'll pass it on. Thanks everyone! Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 00:21:43 +0000 From: richard hattersley Subject: Re: Gene Page Phil Chapman: > I couldn't find any link to Gene on Carol Kaye's page, > I eventually found a Gene Page page, with a brief biog at > OOOpps sorry Phil, you are correct. Im losing my memory already at 28 :-) sorry to send you on a goose chase. Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 20:25:20 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Garry Sherman Mick Patrick writes: > I'd always assumed "Gary" refers to the great arranger Garry > Sherman? Although I'm not aware of him ever working with Spector. Mick. Yes it is Garry not Gary and yes it is Sherman - and if you say he never worked with Spector, then even if Phil swore to me on a stack of Philles 45's that Garry charted them all, I'd trust you. By the way, Garry was a great arranger. I was around a lot of sessions with him. Nice guy too, but very unsual. I was given to understand that he was educated as a podiatrist and he wore very funny looking sandal type shoes even in NYC. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 00:31:38 +0000 From: richard hattersley Subject: Re: Gene Page/Cher Phil, I didn't realise he did the great arr. on "Dream Baby". The arrangement is what makes that track great. I always assumed it was Harold Battiste. Looking through my records I see he also arranged a few tracks on Cher's, "Foxy Lady" album(1972) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 00:24:03 -0000 From: laughingmood Subject: Sandy tracks on musica I missed the Sandy tracks that were posted to musica. Could someone please repost them. They were the tracks from the Rev-Ola CD left off of the Sundazed set, "Memory" and "The Best Thing". Thanks. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 01:49:12 +0100 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Lennon Sisters Bret Wheadon asked: > 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? Bret, I don't know all their Dot material, but my fave is the 45 "He's Gotta Lotta Lovin'". Must be one of the most girl-group things they ever did - very bouncy in a pop-Motown kinda way - check it out at musica. I think I have another version of the song, but can't recall by whom. Tracks for the "Today" album are:- Can't Take My Eyes Off You Different Drum It Must Be Him Green Tambourine What The World Needs Now Is Love California Dreamin' Everything That Touches You He's Just My Style I'm Gonna Make You Love Me Elusive Butterfly Have You Heard (It's All Over) The album is produced by Snuff Garrett and features the sisters on the cover looking tres mod with white boots and miniskirts. Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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