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Spectropop - Digest Number 504

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Nichols/Williams songs
           From: Will George 
      2. The Chan Clan
           From: Laura E Pinto 
      3. Re: Faithful/Hopkin/Hairspray
           From: Will George 
      4. RE - The Sequins
           From: Davie Gordon 


Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 00:55:13 EDT
   From: Will George 
Subject: Re: Nichols/Williams songs

I'm a week behind on reading the digests, but in case nobody 
has mentioned it, Jackie DeShannon recorded a great version of 
"Bitter Honey" on her "Laurel Canyon" LP in '68.

> I Won't Last A Day Without You (Paul Williams-Roger Nichols) 
> - Andy & David Williams, Kapp K-2179: 1972, Produced by Jackie 
> Mills for Wednesday's Child Productions, Arranged & Conducted 
> by Al Capps. This predates The Carpenters' hit version by a 
> couple of years, and is excellent. This isn't on the new Andy 
> & David Williams CD that was released on Varese this week.

Maureen McGovern does a great version of this from 1974, on LP 
and single. Some nice double tracking on her early pop records. 
And thanks for the tip on the new Williams Brothers. I'll have 
to find that. I love their stuff.


PS - Any chance of hearing the Andy & David Williams track in musica?
They must have been little kids back in 1972. They can't be too much 
older than me.

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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 00:21:14 -0000 From: Laura E Pinto Subject: The Chan Clan Ron Dante, in addition to providing the vocals for The Archies, also did lead vocal honors for the Chan Clan, the animated group from the Saturday morning cartoon Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan. As with The Archies, Don Kirshner was music supervisor for the show. "Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan" aired from 1972 to 1974 and featured several good tunes, including "I Got My Eye On You", "Whodunnit", and, probably the best known, "Number One Son". Unfortunately, the tracks were never released on vinyl or any other format. As with most of Ron Dante's studio groups, this one had a good sound, and it's a shame a Chan Clan album was never released. That may change. One of the items on Ron's list of things to do is to try to get the Chan Clan material out on CD. It won't be right now or next week, but I'm hopeful that the die will be cast before the end of the year anyway. Recordings like these are too good to allow to be forgotten with time. Meantime, I'll content myself with watching the Chan Clan videos I acquired via Ebay last year. Second- or third-generation copy and not the best quality, but at least the songs are listenable! Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 21:36:19 EDT From: Will George Subject: Re: Faithful/Hopkin/Hairspray Jack Fitzpatrick writes: > There are great similarities between Ms Faithful and Ms Hopkin. > Anyone else hear it? Is Mary Hopkin a baritone now as well? :) Actually I'm a big Marianne fan. I saw her perform a year ago and she was very good, and had a great attitude on stage. I just checked out the Hairspray website. I see one of the lead singers is Annie Golden. I first noticed her in the film version of Hair. She also has sung with the punk group The Shirts, and has done some stage musicals, including On the Town and Assasins. Can't wait to see Hairspray on Broadway. Hell, I want to be IN it! Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 21:09:02 -0000 From: Davie Gordon Subject: RE - The Sequins It's probable that the Sequins on Renfro are a Los Angeles group and unrelated to the Detroit group on Tri-Sound. The Ascot / UA / Terrace records are very likely to be the same group. There's a common link between the labels in the person of Jack Gold who owned Terrace and went on to become a staff producer / executive at UA. Re the A&M disc - BMI gives the writer credits of "I'll Be Satisfied" as Chester Pipkin, Patrice Holloway and Brenda Holloway. Are these the credits on the actual record ? Davie Gordon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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