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Spectropop - Digest Number 490

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 5 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Faboo Singlettes/Orchids
           From: Norman 
      2. Re: Canadian Girl Groups
           From: Will Stos 
      3. In search of the 'little records with the big hole"y grail
           From: thomas taber 
      4. Shelly and Paul and TV Land
           From: Alan Gordon 
      5. Gary Lewis' "Jill" 45
           From: Leonardo Flores 


Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2002 06:49:27 +0930
   From: Norman 
Subject: Re: Faboo Singlettes/Orchids

re: Kingsley's observation on the Fabulous Singlettes.

Yes, prior to sending that little piece of info I was most concerned 
that I only ever saw them as a three-piece outfit.

That source I used is an ongoing project.  The other two members may 
well be later members.

I apologise for that. I get annoyed when people try to re-write history 
by not checking their sources properly and here I was falling into the 
same trap.


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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 22:04:37 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: Canadian Girl Groups Silly me for totally forgetting about French-Canadian girl groups. Thanks for the reminder, Patrick! Even though I live in a city with a large French speaking population, I don't speak the language very well, so I never listen to French radio or look for French websites. But it's very interesting to see that with the language barrier, dozens of French groups popped up, but American girl groups were more popular than home-grown artists. I definitely have to pursue this! Thanks for the help. Will -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 15:49:38 -0700 (PDT) From: thomas taber Subject: In search of the 'little records with the big hole"y grail First, my 40 year old TV Donna Reed memory tells me James Darrin sang his hit on the show as "I'm off to join the army", not circus - confirmation anyone? Second, greatly diminished returns had lessened my desire to keep hitting garage sales for records - seems like I'd had 20 in a row with no 45s. Yesterday at one sale I find "I Want Candy" by the Strangeloves. I get it home - the A side plays "Hang on Sloopy" by the McCoys! How weird is that? Another sale had 300 7-inchers. The only car or surf song in the bunch? "R.P.M." by the Four Speeds. An early pressing of the Bo Diddley LP was nice to find too. Third, I really enjoyed the info about the guys who had the 78 rpm acetate place. Hmm... maybe it was "Johnny's Turn To Cry" after all. Lastly, thanks to all of you who took the time to say a few words about Joey Reynolds! Tom -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 15:55:51 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Shelly and Paul and TV Land From: Jack Madani > There's also the Donna Reed show, but I don't think Shelley Fabares > or Paul Petersen ever sang on the show. Hiya jack: Sure they did. I definitely remember Paul singing "My Dad" to who else but his father on an episode where Dad couldn't make it to a high school variety show that "Paul" was involved in, because of his medical practice. And even though I don't remember any of the specific situations, I'm sure Shelly sang on the show. As for TV Land: I wish we got it here in San Francisco on regular cable. I'd love to get copies of Lesley Gore and Donna Loren on Batman... oh yea, and Jill St.John. Man did she fill out Robin's costume... definitely looks better on a girl. best stuff, Al Babe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 23:44:28 -0000 From: Leonardo Flores Subject: Gary Lewis' "Jill" 45 Spectropoppers, I believe Gary Lewis & The Playboys "Jill" (Liberty 55985) is one of the Finest 60's produced 45's ever! That song has top be one of Jack Nitzsche's finest moments as an Arranger of any 45's he's ever arranged as well as the best song Bonner & Gordon ever wrote. It took me forever to find that 45 (damn, I should of bought the other one....). It seems like eveybody came together for this one, and the record has such a wonderful vibe. I love the flutes with the delay effect twards the end of the song and Hal Blaine's classic burlique druming techique. Even the B-side "New In Town" is fine exercise in Bass playing and miminalist arrangement, and just a plain out Rockin' Tune. Another great Gary Lewis song is "Three Cheers" from the Rhythm of the rain LP ( LST 7623). Just a wonderful, tender, thoughtful song. My favorite Lp by Gary Lewis and the Playboys is one called "Rhythm" on Sunset Records sus 5262. altough I believe it's a comp of sorts, it kind of peices together briallant album cuts from other LP's, in doing so it turns the LP in one solid work of art of great music, sort of a pre teen concept LP: 1) Has She Got The Nicest Eyes 2) Happiness 3) New In Town 4) Let's Be More Than Friends 5) Ice Melts in the Sun (What a great song!) 6) Tina 7) I Won't Make That Mistake Again 8) Pretty Thing (a great Paul Leka/ Shelly Pinz song.) 9) Sarah jane 10)Lookin' At The Stars (a very funny spoken word cut.) Somebody really needs to do a great 2 cd comp of these and other rarer and lost Gary Lewis and the Playboy 45's and album cuts, it's long overdue for this group, no more "Hits" comps are needed. Cheers Leonardo Flores Uplandmod -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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