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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
                  http://www.spectropop.com/Jamie.htm
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Topics in this digest:

      1. report on requested label credits
           From: David A Young 
      2. Andy Kim backgrounds
           From: Phil Chapman 
      3. Re: Chan Clan
           From: Laura E Pinto 
      4. Re: Andy & David Williams
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
      5. Crystals - Gee Whiz
           From: Phil Chapman 
      6. RE: Linda Scott
           From: Rex Strother 
      7. Re: Andy & David Williams
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
      8. Kinderpop, Gentlerpop
           From: David Parkinson 
      9. Re: Andy & David Williams
           From: Mikey 
     10. Jack Gold & Paris; Fred Foster & Monument
           From: Paul Payton 
     11. Re: Andy Kim backgrounds
           From: Tony Leong 
     12. Just like the good old days!
           From: Martin Roberts 


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Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 22:55:47 +0000
   From: David A Young 
Subject: report on requested label credits

A couple of days ago, Davie Gordon asked for verification from 
the label of the BMI writer credits for The Sequins' "I'll Be 
Satisfied" on A&M. Indeed, there it is: Pipkin/Holloway/Holloway. 
And Don Charles just asked who was along for the ride on Linda 
Scott's version of "You Baby" on Kapp; it's arranged and conducted 
by Leroy Glover and produced by Laurence Weiss.

David



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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 12:15:40 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Andy Kim backgrounds Does anybody know the identity of the distinctive background singers on Andy Kim's two Ronettes' titles: "Baby I Love You" and "Be My Baby"? Just curious. Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 23:54:45 -0000 From: Laura E Pinto Subject: Re: Chan Clan Will George wrote: > The Boomerang cable TV channel is running this cartoon now. > You might be able to get some better copies made. Thanks for the info. I'll check my listings to see if I get that channel (I so seldom watch TV anymore that I actually don't know!). If so, I'll fire up the old VCR. Thanks so much. Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 17:57:02 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: Andy & David Williams Norman: > I was talking to my younger sister today. She had a giant pin-up > of the Williams Twins on her wall when she was 12 or 13. I asked > her how did she come across them. She seemed to think it was > through a David Cassidy TV Special. I'm guessing your sister saw them when they appeared on The Partridge Family (Episode 88: "Two For The Show" - first aired Jan. 19, 1974 during the show's fourth and final season). They play themselves in the episode (newly managed by Reuban Kincaid), and while staying with the Partridges they both fall in love with Laurie. In it they sing (well, lip-synch) the incredibly catchy "Say It Again" - from the unreleased LP that Varese just issued for the first time June 4 (nice to finally after 18 years have a copy of this - it's a great slice of bubblepop!). Does this sound right? Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 11:56:04 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Crystals - Gee Whiz Was listening to "The Crystals Twist Uptown" LP, for the first time in almost forty(!) years, my copy is Duophonic - ("Electronically Enhanced For Reproduction On Stereo Phonographs") and sounds odd. However, the track that hasn't shown on any other Crystals comp, "Gee Whiz Look At His Eyes (Twist)", attracted my interest because of its rhythmic similarity to "Zip A Dee Doo Dah", discussed recently for its innovative approach. I'm wondering which came first, I have a feeling it's the Crystals. [Arrangers Arnold Goland, Hank Levine] Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 08:39:35 -0600 From: Rex Strother Subject: RE: Linda Scott Don Charles: > Does anyone out there have producer/arranger information about > Linda Scott's version of the Mann/Spector/Weil tune "You Baby"? > I believe the single was issued on Kapp Records . . . Re: Linda Scott, you might want to contact Bill Buster at Eric Records - cabuster@earthlink.net - as I believe Bill is a wealth of info regarding Linda's recordings. Rex -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 07:17:16 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: Andy & David Williams > 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. Bill, it's up on musica now. Here's the info on the 45 (double A-sided promo): 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) Enjoy! Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 08:34:46 -0700 From: David Parkinson Subject: Kinderpop, Gentlerpop Came across this on http://www.allmusic.com Normally I find their pocket synopses to be more or less on the money, but the last sentence on this one is way off: The Free Design was the product of the Dedricks, a group of former folk singing siblings who left folk behind in the suburbs of Delevan, NY, and headed for the Big Apple in 1966. By 1967, they hooked up with lightweight big-band maestro Enoch Light, who promptly signed them to his Project 3 record label. The best of their recorded output is available on this fine collection from Varese Sarabande. The Free Design were excellent vocalists, able to handle a variety of pop styles. The vocals are reminiscent of the Swingle Singers and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (although that may be a stretched analogy). The material is decidedly lightweight, and obviously aimed at the preteen market. Fans of groups like Harpers Bizarre and the Association will probably find the music enjoyable, although the material does not have the edge of those fine groups. This is a bit more in the Brady Bunch / Partridge Family arena, but its fine production and engineering make it quite enjoyable. An invaluable gift for the younger brother or sister, provided they are under 12. - Matthew Greenwald Ow. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 12:03:33 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Andy & David Williams Jeffrey Glenn: > In it they sing (well, lip-synch) the incredibly catchy > "Say It Again" - from the unreleased LP that Varese just > issued for the first time June 4 Jeff, what the name of this CD that Varese issued? thanks, Your Friend, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 12:18:49 -0400 From: Paul Payton Subject: Jack Gold & Paris; Fred Foster & Monument Patrick Rands writes: > Speaking of Jack Gold, he put out a version of the song "Summer > Symphony" (under the name the Jack Gold Sound), which Lesley Gore > also did. Does anyone know if he recorded any other singles? Wasn't he the "house producer" for, and possibly the owner of, Paris Records (Four Esquires, Rosemary June, etc.)? I'd look for a discography of that label to see if there was anything there. (Anyone know where to find one?) Doug Morris writes: > The sound that Fred Foster produced for Roy Orbison's hits never > ceases to amaze me. I think they truly rival Spector's best in > terms of operatic grandeur and rock feel. Does anyone in the group > know whether Foster produced anything else for any other artists > that achieved that kind of pop majesty? Or was it just Roy that > brought the best out of him? My feeling is the latter. My wife and I were listening to the Travelling Wilburys again this weekend, and Orbison's "Your Not Alone" parallels that majesty. In our opinion, it's as good as anything he did on Monument, which is meant as a high compliment. I also commend you to a 1983(?) track from an album by Tom Kimmel who does one of the best Foster-era Orbison sound-alikes on an original composition, "Bon Vivant." (I used to have the LP, but it is either lost or misplaced, and I have only that song on cassette; can anyone fill me in on the info for it, please?) There was some wonderful other pop on Monument in that prime Orbison era and just after it. I have a 45 by Pam Dickinson of Carole King's "(He's A) Bad Boy" that in my opinion at least equals if not surpasses the composer's. Arthur B. Hancock III did the very nice "What of Tomorrow" in the late 60's, sounding like George Hamilton IV in his Colonial/ABC years with fuller backing; and I've heard of but never heard Dolly Parton's "Happy Happy Birthday Baby", also said to be excellent. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 16:38:17 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Re: Andy Kim backgrounds Phil Chapman wrote: > Does anybody know the identity of the distinctive background > singers on Andy Kim's two Ronettes' titles: "Baby I Love You" > and "Be My Baby"? Phil, I've read in John Clemente's book that the voice that stuck out the most on Andy Kim's records was session singer Jean Thomas. I don't know about the rest of the line-up - personally, I always imagined it was Ellie Greenwich!!!!! Could been?????? Tony Leong -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 19:27:42 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Just like the good old days! Sunday 16th June in the United Kingdom and Top Of The Pops, number one on the charts, is Elvis Presley "A Little Less Conversation" Alright it's a remix, not the original 1968 recording, but it still features Billy Strange's co writing credit, arrangement AND our own Carol Kaye on bass. Good music lives! Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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