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Spectropop - Digest Number 507



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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
                  http://www.spectropop.com/Jamie.htm
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There are 20 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Hazlewood, King, Spree
           From: "beatle bob" 
      2. One Tin Soldier
           From: Will George 
      3. Popcorn Oldies Show - Sat June 15th
           From: Mike Edwards 
      4. Re: Crystals - Gee Whiz
           From: billy spradlin  
      5. Williams Bros/ Varese Sarabande/The Peels
           From: Guy Lawrence  
      6. American Studios
           From: Will George 
      7. Andy & David Williams
           From: Norman  
      8. Re: Andy & David Williams
           From: Jeffrey Glenn  
      9. Andy Kim/Crystals/Linda Scott
           From: Don Charles 
     10. For those who might know...
           From: Mark Wirtz 
     11. Re: One Tin Soldier
           From: Dan Hughes 
     12. Re: One Tin Soldier
           From: Paul Richards 
     13. Re: Sandy Posey
           From: Davie Gordon 
     14. Re: Andy & David Williams
           From: Mikey 
     15. Re: Jack Gold
           From: Davie Gordon 
     16. Re: report on requested label credits
           From: Davie Gordon 
     17. Re: American Studios
           From: Peter Lerner 
     18. Re: American Studios
           From: Mikey 
     19. Otis Blackwell
           From: The Spectropop Team
     20. Re: Sandy Posey
           From: Phil Milstein 


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Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 22:04:49 +0000
   From: "beatle bob" 
Subject: Re: Hazlewood, King, Spree

Paul,

Got hold of the guy who creates the Polyphonic Spree website you have been 
having trouble getting on you're scree. He told me to tell you to try this:  
http://www.thepolyphonicspree.com/main.html

Good luck,

Beatle Bob


>From: Paul Payton 
>Reply-To: spectropop@yahoogroups.com
>To: 
>Subject: Spectropop - Hazlewood, King, Spree
>Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 00:42:17 -0400
>
>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
>




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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 16:13:25 EDT From: Will George Subject: One Tin Soldier Can someone please clear something up for me that I've wondered about for years? The song "One Tin Soldier" from the film The Legend of Billy Jack was recorded by a group called Coven. I have the single. But when I bought the single when I was a kid, both me and my sister could have sworn that the version we heard on the radio was by a different group. I've never been able to find any trace of another version of this song. Does anyone know the recording history of this Lambert-Potter tune? Additionally, does anyone have any info on Coven? Thanks in advance. Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 20:30:10 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Popcorn Oldies Show - Sat June 15th The Popcorn Oldies Show originally broadcast on Saturday June 15th (Radio 192 from Hilversum, Holland) is available for "streaming" at the Popcorn Oldies website: http://users.pandora.be/popcornoldies/html/radio.htm Theo Dumoulin put together a quality playlist that includes: Dusty Springfield/Long After Tonight Is All Over (Philips, 1965) Nancy Wilson/Where Does That Leave Me (Capitol, 1965) Karen Kelly/Don't Let The Hurt Show Through (Sound Stage 7, 1964) P J Proby/Good Things Are Coming My Way (Liberty, 1967) Verdelle Smith/A Piece Of The Sky (Capitol, 1966) Sammy Turner/Raincoat In The River (Big Top, 1961) Theo is giving us Phil Spector, Van McCoy, Bacharach-David in a one- hour show. It is well worth checking out. If you have Real One software, all you have to do is click "listen" when you arrive at the URL. I would be very interested to see other members' comments about the popcorn genre. Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 20:32:11 -0000 From: billy spradlin Subject: Re: Crystals - Gee Whiz Gee Whiz Phil - I'd give it an educated guess and say the Crystals' version came first just on hearing it. It sounds much more primitive than "Zip A Dee Doo Dah". I love those vibes and the accapella opening - shows that Phil was really listening to those George Goldner doo-wop productions. I always thought "Twist Uptown" was issued in mono only. I bet Spector had a fit when he heard what the Capitol record club did to his mono masters with the "Screw-O-Phonic" process. BTW theres a copy of this album selling on E-bay - opening price $99! Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2026 20:03:39 -0700 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Williams Bros/ Varese Sarabande/The Peels Just been over to the Varese Sarabande site to check out the Williams Brothers CD. http://www.varesesarabande.com/default.asp Notice they've got a pretty good collection of novelty hits coming out too, featuring our old friends the Peels. They've also got some interesting looking new CDs by Dean Torrence and Freddy Cannon. Anyone got these yet? What are they (and the Williams Bros) like? Regards, Guy Lawrence -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 16:24:18 EDT From: Will George Subject: American Studios I'm trying to compile a CD of great tracks recorded at Memphis' American Studios. I know of Elvis' recordings, "Dusty In Memphis", Jackie DeShannon's "Jackie", and Brenda Lee's "Memphis Portrait". Can anyone offer some more great recordings in the same genre? Thanks again. Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 06:54:03 +0930 From: Norman Subject: Andy & David Williams Re: Jeffrey Glenn > I'm guessing your sister saw them when they appeared on > The Partridge Family (Episode 88: "Two For The Show" > ... Does this sound right? Actually, after your info I think I may have seen that episode! I reckon you are spot on, that would have to be where she saw them. Norman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 15:22:32 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: Andy & David Williams Mikey asked: > Jeff, what the name of this CD that Varese issued? Mikey, it's THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS: ANDY & DAVID - a complete unreleased LP from about 1974 (forget which label Cary Mansfield told us it was for, and I don't have the liner notes here). There were three 45s issued (one of which was "What's Your Name"/"Say It Again"); all the single sides are here, plus the rest of the tracks from the unreleased LP. Good 70's lightweight fluff! Check out http://www.varesesarabande.com/details.asp?pid=302%2D066%2D350%2D2 for more details. Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 22:43:53 +0000 From: Don Charles Subject: Andy Kim/Crystals/Linda Scott On Andy Kim's "Baby, I Love You" Jeannie Thomas and Ellie Greenwich were the backing voices. On at least one of Andy's other Steed sessions (she doesn't recall which), Donna Marie of The Archies sang background with Miss Ellie. Oddly enough, they never sang together on Archies records, though. La La Brooks' dynamite performance on "Gee Whiz" is one of my all-time favorite Crystals performances, as well as one of Phil Spector's most dazzling productions. I'd kill to hear it in stereo, and I can't understand why it's never been reissued. Thanks, Spectropoppers, for the info regarding Linda Scott's cover of "You, Baby". Another of my all-time favorites. Stuffed Animal -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 21:50:44 EDT From: Mark Wirtz Subject: For those who might know... I met Kim Fowley in London in 1965. As many of you know, Kim and I have had since then enjoyed a long, if at times sporadic, friendship as well as professional relationship (Kim notably inspired the "Teenage" in Teenage Opera). And that brings me to a curiosity question that has intrigued me for a long time: Through the years, I have been told on many occasions that Rodney Bingenheimer was the "original," whom Kim merely emulated. Others insist to the contrary. Since I had no personal knowledge of Kim prior to 1965 (other than by way of his stories), do any of you have any firsthand information that might put this question to rest (or perhaps start a battle, LOL)? I would appreciate your response greatly. Kim, by the way, is alive, happy and active as ever (in all departments, ahem, ahem, ahem) as the eternal "bad boy" teenager, living in a house in the California desert, one hand holding the phone, the other hand... nevermind, LOL. Best, Mark (Wirtz) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 07:27:22 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: One Tin Soldier Hi Bill, A Canadian quintet called the Original Caste did the original version of One Tin Soldier, and it peaked at #34 in Billboard in Feb 1970. This must be the version you remember. Lead vocal was by a girl named Dixie Lee Innes. The song was picked up as the theme for the movie BILLY JACK a year later, and the movie version (and subsequent hit single) was done by the Coven. That version peaked at #26 in Nov 1971. Jinx Dawson was the lead vocalist. Yer welcome, --Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 12:55:49 -0000 From: Paul Richards Subject: Re: One Tin Soldier Will George wrote: > Can someone please clear something up for me that I've wondered > about for years? The song "One Tin Soldier" from the film The > Legend of Billy Jack was recorded by a group called Coven. I > have the single. But when I bought the single when I was a kid, > both me and my sister could have sworn that the version we heard > on the radio was by a different group. I've never been able to > find any trace of another version of this song. Does anyone know > the recording history of this Lambert-Potter tune? I've got 2 versions of 'One Tin Soldier', the version you must have heard on the radio was by 'The Original Caste' on Bell.I don't know much about them, nice harmony bubblepop with a good b-side 'Live for Tomorrow'. I've also got another single by them'Highway/Mr Monday', which is also really good. I'd love to hear more of their stuff. The other version of 'One Tin soldier'I have is by Karen Young on UK MajorMinor. Great song. Paul R -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 14:07:45 -0000 From: Davie Gordon Subject: Re: Sandy Posey Patrick Rands wrote: > 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, Verrrry interesting , here we go Hit 174 Betty York - "Downtown" (b-side is by the Chords ) Hit 206 Sherry Young - "Goldfinger" (b-side by Fred Hess) Hit 238 Betty York - "My Love" (b-side by Bobby & Buddy) Hit 241 Betty Richards - "These Boots Are Made For Walking" (b-side by the Chellows) Hit 254 Betty Richards - "How Does That Grab You Darling" (b-side by the Chords ) Hit 274 Sherry Young - "Single Girl" (b-side by Connie Dee ) Hit as you probably know was a Nashville based "ghost" label producing quick cover versions of hits for sale in supermarkets etc. What's especially interesting is 274 where Sandy "covers" her own hit - wonder if Chips Moman knew about this ? Rising Sons 709 Sandy "Love On A Mountain Top"/"My Rainbow Valley" both Buzz Cason - Mac Gayden songs originally by Robert Knight on Rising Sons. Presumably also produced by them. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 10:27:58 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Andy & David Williams Jeffrey Glenn: > Mikey, it's THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS: ANDY & DAVID Thanks Jeff, I checked it out, looks like fun!!! Your Friend, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 14:10:38 -0000 From: Davie Gordon Subject: Re: Jack Gold Patrick Rands wrote: > 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? I've seen around six Jack Gold singles singles listed - three on Ascot and another three on Columbia. Gold left United Artists for Columbia around late '69 and produced a lot of their MOR acts. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 13:55:16 -0000 From: Davie Gordon Subject: Re: report on requested label credits David A Young wrote: > writer credits for The Sequins' "I'll Be > Satisfied" on A&M.......Pipkin/Holloway/Holloway. Thanks David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 16:18:00 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: American Studios Will George: > I'm trying to compile a CD of great tracks recorded at Memphis' > American Studios. I know of Elvis' recordings, "Dusty In Memphis", > Jackie DeShannon's "Jackie", and Brenda Lee's "Memphis Portrait". > Can anyone offer some more great recordings in the same genre? How about Merrilee Rush's "Angel Of The Morning" and the album of the same name, produced by Tommy Cogbill and Chips Moman, which includes some other great Dan Penn, Chip Taylor, Joe South and Donna Weiss songs? And what about the Box Tops? Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 11:46:34 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: American Studios Will George: > I'm trying to compile a CD of great tracks recorded at Memphis' > American Studios. Will, dont forget "Keep On Dancing" by The Gentrys....the song with the best all time fade out and back in of all time!!! Frug, kids, Frug!!! Your Friend, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 19:40:19 +0100 From: The Spectropop Team Subject: Otis Blackwell Otis Blackwell Legendary songwriter Otis Blackwell, author of, amongst many others, "Don't Be Cruel", "Great Balls Of Fire", "Handy Man" and "Fever", has died. Otis was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 1991, but in the same year he suffered a stroke. He later moved to Nashville where he passed away in May. For a full obituary: http://www.spectropop.com/remembers/OBobit.htm Please do read it. The Spectropop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 15:13:02 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Sandy Posey Davie Gordon wrote: > Hit 274 Sherry Young - "Single Girl" > (b-side by Connie Dee ) > Hit as you probably know was a Nashville based "ghost" label > producing quick cover versions of hits for sale in supermarkets > etc. What's especially interesting is 274 where Sandy "covers" > her own hit - wonder if Chips Moman knew about this ? That's a new one on me, an artist recording a budget knockoff of their own hit! One could argue that rerecording one's own hits for a faux "greatest hits" album falls within the same category, but at least there the artist is trading on his own name/fame, rather than hiding behind a typical ghost-label pseudonym. On the other hand, I wonder if it's possible that Hit may have somehow reused the original recording. Mark Wirtz wrote: > Kim, by the way, is alive, happy and active as ever (in all > departments, ahem, ahem, ahem) as the eternal "bad boy" teenager, > living in a house in the California desert, one hand holding the > phone, the other hand... nevermind, The latest issue of Ugly Things features an amazing cover interview with Kim, reviewing his entire career chronologically via name-dropping anecdotes. Must reading for any fan of his music and/or his schtick. In the unlikely event that your local grocer fails to carry UT, visit http://www.ugly-things.com/current.html for ordering information. --Phil Milstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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