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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 5 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Lee Hazlewood Documentary
           From: Kim Cooper 
      2. Hazlewood, King, Spree
           From: Paul Payton 
      3. RE: Hazlewood, King, Spree
           From: Keith Beach 
      4. Piglets/Wendy Richard/Barbara Kay
           From: Ian Chapman 
      5. Re: Barbara Kay
           From: Norman 


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Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 18:29:16 -0700
   From: Kim Cooper 
Subject: Re: Lee Hazlewood Documentary

I'd sure like to know more (or, heck, anything!) about Suzi 
Jane Hokum, the young lady who had some involvement with Lee 
in the LHI era and did that great turn as a psychedelic Dorothy 
on "The Wozard of Iz."

Kim
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Project, Brute Force, Daniel Clowes, and more.



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Message: 2 Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 00:42:17 -0400 From: Paul Payton Subject: Hazlewood, King, Spree To "finalrinse" re: Lee Hazlewood documentary: good luck. I e-mailed you off list as well, but salient names I'd like to see and hear from (if they're still alive) include Lester Sill, Sanford Clark, Duane Eddy, Al Casey, Suzi Jane Hokom, Phil Spector re: Spectors 3, and of course Nancy Sinatra. Maybe Virgil Warner, too - a superb country voice from the LHI Records days (nice duet with Suzi Jane on "Storybook Children"). A cursory tour of Jonathan King's website, http://www.kingofhits.com/ leaves me amazed. To Americans, he was a respected producer and a one-hit wonder. If his raves in his notes about his forthcoming 8-CD box set are any indication, his must be quite the body of work. Any UK members with first-hand insight? (I'm not up on the sex scandal part, but I gather from a few of the posts that King's attitude toward whatever happened, as reflected in the tone of his own writings on the site, must have been like pouring gasoline on an already raging fire. My favorite diatribe posted on the site seems worthy of a Bulwer-Lytton Prize, whether or not you agree with "Johnny Reggae", its author. In its entirety: "This website perfectly encapsulates the pomposity and arrogance of King. Everything that is vacuous and loathsome about him is succinctly presented here for all the world and a plethora of psychiatrists to marvel at. As daft as a twenty foot tall chicken on acid but nowhere near as entertaining, the ludicrously unattractive JK still apparently clucks forth his own special brand of egocentric nonsense as if from beyond the grave.") Beatle Bob wrote: > Best way to pull up the Polyphonic Spree website is to just type in > their name on the search mode....I too had problems getting their > site up by searching their http://www.thepolyphonicspree.com mode, > which when you pressed the click to start it remained on the same page. Use MSN's search engine - Yahoo just takes you to the click-here purgatory of the main site's opening page. Unfortunately, the "listening area" of Radio Good wouldn't open, either. Is this group destined to be just a rumor? Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 11:56:44 +0100 From: Keith Beach Subject: RE: Hazlewood, King, Spree > but salient names I'd like to > see and hear from (if they're still alive) include Lester Sill, > Sanford Clark, Duane Eddy, Al Casey, Suzi Jane Hokom, Phil > Spector re: Spectors 3, and of course Nancy Sinatra> Unfortunately Lester Sill is no longer with us. I had the good fortune to sit in on an interview with him in the late 70's. Fascinating man.I'll try and dig out the transcript of the interview to see if we discussed Lee Hazlewood. Keith Beach -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 20:25:58 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Piglets/Wendy Richard/Barbara Kay Norman wrote: > Apparently, Wendy Richard(s) only got paid a fee for her > contribution to the recording. She can be heard, of course, on > Mike Sarne's "Come Outside". She later became known from her roles > in 'Are You Being Served' and 'Eastenders' on British TV. Although the vocal on "Johnny Reggae" and that of Wendy Richards on "Come Outside" emanate from the same gene pool of chirpy cockneys, it was actually Barbara Kay who was the voice of the Piglets. She had a few solo releases on Pye in the 60s (the best to be found amongst Mick and Malcolm's "Here Come The Girls" series for Sequel). Barbara was a UK session stalwart, hence the flat fee for that record. The only records Wendy Richard made were all comedy duets. The aforementioned "Come Outside" with Mike Sarne; a duet with a friend, Diana Berry, "Keep 'Em Looking Around" on Decca in '63; and a 1986 remake of "Come Outside" with Mike Berry. (Footnote of interest to St. Etienne fans: Diana Berry is the mother of Sarah Cracknell) Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 08:20:47 +0930 From: Norman Subject: Re: Barbara Kay Ian Chapman wrote: > Although the vocal on "Johnny Reggae" and that of Wendy Richards > on "Come Outside" emanate from the same gene pool of chirpy cockneys, > it was actually Barbara Kay who was the voice of the Piglets. Thanks for putting me straight. Not that I play the song much these days. But in future I won't picture Wendy doing the vocal. Norman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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