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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Ricky Nelson/Jordanaires
           From: Mark Wirtz 
      2. Crystals site links/Bacharach notes
           From: Country Paul 
      3. Angelettes and Luv'd Ones
           From: Ian Slater 
      4. Sandy Posey
           From: Patrick Rands 
      5. Re: Pearls
           From: simon white 
      6. Earl Sink
           From: David Ponak 
      7. Re: Earl Sink
           From: Mikey 
      8. A&M Website
           From: David Ponak 
      9. A&M Website
           From: Guy Lawrence 
     10. Tower records.
           From: Guy Lawrence 
     11. Re: Polly Brown
           From: Norman 
     12. Re: Earl Sink
           From: Jan Kristensen 
     13. Re: Polly Brown
           From: Vincent Degiorgio 


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Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2002 21:14:29 EDT
   From: Mark Wirtz 
Subject: Re: Ricky Nelson/Jordanaires

Alan,
> As far as I've always read, and heard, and saw on the old Ozzie 
> and Harriet show: The Jordanaires are Ricky's premier vocal guys.

    Thanks a lot for the info!
    Best,
    Mark Wirtz




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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 00:02:59 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Crystals site links/Bacharach notes From Jimmy Crescitelli: > I just visited http://www.thecrystals.net for the first time... > an interesting sound link to their "Chapel of Love" club mix : ) > ...among other offerings, including a section of Philles 112... And some interesting links to other artists, including Johnny Tillotson and Lesley Gore, not to mention the Channels, Coasters, Danny & the Juniors and Fabulons plus Gene "Duke of Earl" Chandler. Nice writing on the Bacharach/David liner notes, Mick Patrick. You and your colleague make those alternate versions sound as though they're awesome. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 08:41:52 -0700 From: Ian Slater Subject: Angelettes and Luv'd Ones Will wrote: > Angelettes' "Don't Let Him Touch You" > This song really sent me for a loop. I have a picture sleeve copy of the Angelettes' single from 1972. My copy is "made in England, but presumably for export (France?). The number is Decca F R 13284, I quote from the sleeve notes, Jonathan King behaving with characteristic self-effacing modesty: Don't Let Him Touch You (King) Rainy Day (King) Both "Invented, Imagined, Conceived, Created, Produced and Directed by Jonathan King" Nevertheless, there is a nice picture of four brunettes on stage in long flowery dresses, two of whom look as though they could be sisters. Rather solid to be figments of JK's over-fertile imagination (to quote one of his references to another group), but too old to have been "conceived" by him - sorry about the last quip. > does anyone have the Luv'd Ones Sundazed cd? To add to Jan K's comments on the Sundazed CD, the sleeve notes are very comprehensive 16 pages of biog., discussion with group leader, Char Vinnedge, cuttings, and many pics. A great package that won't disappoint. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 14:27:17 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Sandy Posey Sandy Posey recorded some early sides under the following names: Sandy Carmel, Betty York, Betty Richards, Sherry York, or as Sandy Does anyone have these 45s, have any thoughts on them? Also if anyone has Sandy Posey's Italian language recordings, I'd love to know, thank you so much! :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 15:48:43 +0100 From: simon white Subject: Re: Pearls Ian Chapman wrote: > The Pearls had a fine pedigree - they were ex-Vernons Girls > Ann O'Brien (Simmons) and Lyn Cornell. > I was quite a big fan of the quasi-Motown pop productions > of the 70s that came from the likes of Phil Swern, the late > Gerry Shury, Biddu et al, via artists such as the Pearls, > Polly Brown and the Playthings, to name but three. > A largely unexplored area ripe for rediscovery, I reckon. Phil Chapman wrote: > Didn't they have a minor hit, at least on the radio, with an > ultra-dry version of "You Came You Saw You Conquered"? Interestingly, > the arrangement was more or less identical to The Ronettes' (and in > the same key), but without any echo, and I remember thinking to myself > that we'd probably heard the last of the hi-intensity 60s girls, > giving way to this easier-on-the-ear unison style. Thanks for the Pearls feedback Ian...I have memories of the the records mainly, as Phil says, from the radio, as they seemed to get played but didnt really hit. I've always been curious about the amount of these 'quasi-Motown ' tracks that seem to have been made in the early seventies - I suppose its partly the [ahem] Northern Soul/Motown influence of the time, and things like The Drifters hitting again. But then again there are a lot of U.S. productions from the same period which fall into the same style. Polly Brown's "Up In A Puff Of Smoke' was always a particular favourite [a portent of things to come...] and I had 45 ...given away in a fit of misplaced generosity....of The Flirtations "Mr Universe " which had that 'Pearls' sound and which I never seem to see mentioned or listed anywhere. Someone commented on Helen Terry and her Thunder Thighs/Lou Reed involvement... I remember an interview with her where she denied this - but didnt a group called Thunder Thighs record something called 'Central Park Arrest ' ? Could this be where the confusion lies ? I'll shut up now.... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 10:03:39 -0700 From: David Ponak Subject: Earl Sink There was one other Earl Sink single on Warners, "Look For Me" b/w "Super Market." (WBR 5197). I haven't heard or seen it, so that's all I can tell you. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 13:18:04 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Earl Sink David Ponak: > There was one other Earl Sink single on Warners, "Look For Me" > b/w "Super Market." (WBR 5197). >>>>>>Same guy. The "Buddy Holly" Earl Sink was signed to Warners, I do know that. Just didnt know what the title of the 45 was. Also did a record on Tower in 1965. Your Friend, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 15:10:54 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: A&M Website I just came across an official website dedicated to the original era of A&M records. It's FULL of great information. Check it out: http://www.onamrecords.com/index.html -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2026 18:11:42 -0700 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: A&M Website David Ponak wrote:- > I just came across an official website dedicated to the > original era of A&M records. It's FULL of great information. My favourite A&M site is www.amcorner.com/index.php3 - they're a friendly bunch who've helped me out with several enquiries. From Herb Alpert to Sheryl Crow - if it's on A&M they dig it! Regards, Guy Lawrence -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2026 18:18:42 -0700 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Tower records. Anyone out there got a Tower albums discography? Couldn't find one on B.S.N. Also, has anyone got a copy of the Dick Dodd solo album, "The First Evolution Of...." (Tower ST5142) and what's it like? Regards, Guy Lawrence -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 06:20:12 +0930 From: Norman Subject: Re: Polly Brown Polly Brown "Up In A Puff of Smoke" would have to had been one of the first GTO releases. When Polly Brown was with 'Pickettywitch' I think I recall she was a brunette. Then as the disco lady she turned blonde. Not a bad metamorphisis into one of the most remembered disco ladies of the time. Then again the British seem to have a knack of coming up with surprises. They can take a current style and almost re-invent as their own. Norman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 22:20:41 +0200 From: Jan Kristensen Subject: Re: Earl Sink David Ponak: > There was one other Earl Sink single on Warners, "Look For Me" > b/w "Super Market." (WBR 5197). Mikey: > Same guy. The "Buddy Holly" Earl Sink was signed to Warners, > I do know that. Just didnt know what the title of the 45 was. Also > did a record on Tower in 1965. Earl Sinks later one 1961 had another record on Warner "Superstitious" WB 5235. In 62 he went to Capitol Records and recorded under the name of Sinx Mitchell. As Sinx he also appeared on Hicory label in 1965 and later in the 60's he took the name Earl Richards and started to sing country. Jan K -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 15:16:22 -0700 From: Vincent Degiorgio Subject: Re: Polly Brown Norman: > "Up In A Puff of Smoke" would have to had been one of the first > GTO releases. I know that somewhere in my vinyl collection I have a 12" single of her follow up to Smoke and remember it wasn't a hit, but I played it anyhow...did they every do an album with her ? Vince -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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