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Spectropop - Digest Number 513

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 17 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: fake-outs
           From: Will George 
      2. False Endings
           From: Norman 
      3. Re: Keep On Splicing
           From: simon white 
      4. Re:  Keep On Splicing
           From: Mikey 
      5. Re: THE GENTRYS
           From: Mick Patrick 
      6. Re: Keep On Splicing
           From: Den Lindquist 
      7. Re: THE GENTRYS
           From: Greg Ogarrio 
      8. fake out endings...
           From: Ken Levine 
      9. More Beach Boys humor
           From: Deena Canale 
     10. Are you trying to get rid of me baby?
           From: Will Stos 
     11. Re: Are you trying to do the 81?
           From: james botticelli 
     12. New at Backbeat
           From: The Spectropop Team
     13. Hello Strangers
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     14. Let Me Just Say This.....
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     15. Re: Stereo - How Vile
           From: unclemeatz 
     16. Re: Are you trying to do the 81?
           From: Boris 
     17. The Beaumarks
           From: Vlaovic B 


Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 17:08:00 EDT
   From: Will George 
Subject: Re: fake-outs

Nobody has mentioned probably the most famous "fake-out" ending 
of all: "Burning Love" by Elvis Presley. Apparently it was Elvis' 
idea, and the producer (Chips Moman?) thought it was really hokey.


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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 08:14:53 +0930 From: Norman Subject: False Endings Emile Ford and the Checkmates "What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For" had a ending that always caught the DJ's out. This song went to #1 in March 1960 in my home town. An abrupt ending appears on the Marmalade's "Falling Apart At The Seams" a non-hit here, but a great song, in the mid-70s. This too caught the DJs out. Norman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2002 23:57:41 +0100 From: simon white Subject: Re: Keep On Splicing Phil Chapman wrote > "Keep On Dancin' > Who did record the original version of this song? Phil, it has already been submitted, but it was the Avantis. I have it on one of a mysterious series of "Lost Soul' cd's with no writer credits I'm afraid. Obviously early sixties and very much in the Isleys/Olympics/Contours vein. It mentions the Twist rather than the Jerk which I suppose dates it to 62/3. The version I have here has no false fade out! Controversial or what! I would 'post it to musica' if I understood what this meant. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 23:35:53 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Keep On Splicing Phil Chapman: > Who did record the original version of this song? It was a black group, but I cant recall at the moment (lack of sleep) Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 17:55:22 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: THE GENTRYS Original Message From Phil Chapman: > Who did record the original version of the song ("Keep On > Dancing")? There's a terrific chapter on THE GENTRYS in the book Playing For A Piece Of The Door: A History Of Garage & Frat Bands In Memphis, 1960-1975. The book is written by Ron Hall and published by Shangri-La Projects of Memphis. I purchased my copy direct from their website at The book also contains a great chapterette on the "Condition Red" Goodees . . . cue police sirens, screaching brakes and funeral parlour organ. According to this book, "Keep On Dancing" was first recorded by the Avantis, a black three man vocal group on the Argo label. They were friends of the Gentrys. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 13:22:57 -0400 From: Den Lindquist Subject: Re: Keep On Splicing "Keep on Dancing" was originally done by the Avantis (Argo 5436 - 1963). It showed up on one of the Mr Maestro "grey market" reissue cds "Moments To Remember" - Mr Maestro 1006. Den. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 17:42:56 -0000 From: Greg Ogarrio Subject: Re: THE GENTRYS I hung on the telephone during a call-in sports talk show years ago in the SF Bay Area just to tell Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart, in town to promote a pro wrestling event, how much I loved The Gentrys' popstastic "Don't Send Me No Flowers" track on their "Keep On Dancing" LP. To my delight, Jimmy actually sang a bit of the chorus! Greg Ogarrio San Francisco -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 10:44:43 -0700 From: Ken Levine Subject: fake out endings... How about "Wild Nights" by Van Morrison. In my DJ days it made an idiot out of me on more than one occasion. Ken (the former "Beaver Cleaver") -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 15:04:26 -0400 From: Deena Canale Subject: More Beach Boys humor Along the lines of the bogus Mike Love "Smile" reports...check out "Murry Wilson: Rock & Roll Dad", a 4-part cartoon by Peter Bagge: It had me in hysterics, but caveat emptor - some may find the humor offensive. Heavy quoting from the famous "Help Me Rhonda" recording session berating tapes. SYNC-o-pated, Signed D.C. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 22:05:54 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Are you trying to get rid of me baby? Okay, so I've heard the Crystals version with La La Brooks on lead, I've heard Candy and the Kisses' version with Beryl Nelson on lead, but I have another mysterious version and I have no clue who sings it. It was mistakenly labelled as by Candy and the Kisses but I knew it sounded a little different than I remembered. Sure enough, it's definitely not Candy's lead. Much more soft and deliberate. But it had a similar arrangement Candy's version, and even the back-ups sound similar. Did they cut an alternate version or is this another singer/group completely. If no one knows what I'm talking about, I'll try to post the mysterious version on musica to help. Also, while I'm on the subject, I just picked up Candy and the Kisses "Do 'The 81' and Other Soul Classics" CD, and cannot recommend it highly enough. Mick Patrick and Malcolm Baumgart did a great job collecting all of their Cameo/Scepter recordings including 3 previously unreleased tracks. With the exception of "Together" which seems kind of flat, everything on this album is fantastic! Especially the groovy 81! Will -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 20:09:42 -0400 From: james botticelli Subject: Re: Are you trying to do the 81? Will Stos wrote: > I just picked up Candy and the Kisses "Do 'The 81' and Other > Soul Classics" CD, and cannot recommend it highly enough. > Mick Patrick and Malcolm Baumgart did a great job collecting > all of their Cameo/Scepter recordings including 3 previously > unreleased tracks. With the exception of "Together" Is "Together" the same one as done by The Intruders in '67? ("Oh we could be on a desert lost without a place to go...."?) The "81" was a fairly big hit here in Boston, as was the dance itself. I think I can still do it. Lots of shuffling leg work as I recall, sort of like hiking in snowshoes using ski poles but a little looser of hip. And what label does Mick work for? One of those great British labels like Ace?... Maybe Mick himself can pipe up. No modesty allowed Mick. -- Jimmy Botticelli Taking The E-Z...Way Out! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 22:14:46 +0100 From: The Spectropop Team Subject: New at Backbeat New at Spectropop - Backbeat One of the world's great rock'n'roll drummers, EARL PALMER skin-pounder on a slew of classics by Little Richard, Lloyd Price, Smiley Lewis, Amos Milburn, Etta James, Ritchie Valens, Jan & Dean, Nino & April, need we go on? is the subject of Backbeat, a biography published by the Smithsonian Institute Press. Bill Reed couldn't put his copy down. Click below to read his full review: Enjoy! The Spectropop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 20:43:59 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Hello Strangers Hi Poppers, Back in the US after a looooong and tiring trip to France and Scotland. Came back to 364 posts, considered the options and deleted them all. If there was anything in there which anyone cares specifically that I see, send it to me personally. I never heard any good music while I was over, techno pop euro pop? Got me. BUT-- I stumbled across a little shop in the village of Stirling, Scotland that had a back room filled with some pretty obscure vinyl. I only had a short time to look things over, but it was enough to get an idea of what they had. Those of you that really dig deep would probably like to spend a week or so there. So, here's the specifics in case anyone wishes to pursue it: Europa Music 10 Friars Street Stirling, Scotland U.K. Tel/Fax 01786 448623 Hope all is well with everyone. Kingsley/Mick, I did make it to England. Air France managed to fly me Paris to Newcastle instead of Paris to Edinburgh. Nice cab ride between the two 140 #'s. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 03:16:35 -0000 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Let Me Just Say This..... Remember "Let Me" by Paul Revere & The Raiders? First time I heard it I fell for the false fadeout. A second later he shrieks, "Mamamamamamama let me!....." FINE false finish. Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 01:54:45 -0500 From: unclemeatz Subject: Re: Stereo - How Vile Billy G Spradlin > If you dig around, there are bootlegs of the mono mixes but all > of them are from vinyl. There was even a "The Capitol Versions" FWIW, the Capitol Versions CDs are apparently actually from dubs of Capitol's tapes...I didn't believe this until I heard them, and it's distinctly possible (the Japanese "Deluxe Something New" is taken from even *better* tapes, somehow). Being the Capitol versions, though, they don't tend to sound quite as good as the from-vinyl versions of the UK catalogue, despite their tape source. -D -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 08:25:57 +0100 From: Boris Subject: Re: Are you trying to do the 81? Original Message James Botticelli: > And what label does Mick work for? One of those great British > labels like Ace?... Maybe Mick himself can pipe up. No modesty > allowed Mick. Dear Spectropop, For Pete's sake, let him not see this message. Hopefully I can reply to it and delete the original before he surfaces - probably at about dusk! Mr Patrick doesn't work for any one label. He's a bit of a whore, and inflicts his compilation CDs, it appears to me, on any record company that will accept them. The Candy & the Kisses CD, for example, is on Sequel/Sanctuary/Castle, or whatever they call themselves today. I see incoming mail for him from Ace, RPM, Westside, Demon, Connoisseur Collection, Hi and Kent. Presumably he's badgered all of them into releasing some of his goddam girl group collections. If I hear just one more "bom shu bom" or "shweeby shweeby shwah", so help me, I will hang up my marigolds and get a real job. If only he would! Boris (his drone) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 08:49:13 -0400 From: Vlaovic B Subject: The Beaumarks Someone asked.... "Beau Marks" Joey Frechette (piano) Mike Robitaille (rhythm guitar) Ray Hutchinson (lead guitar, vocals) Gilles Tailleur (drums) Formed in 1958, this Montreal based quartet financed their own recordings and used local studios - a very rare occurrence in the early '60's. They were fairly restricted at the time to playing American standards under the name Del Tones, but they would make forays into recording studios to try out their original material as often as possible. A copyright hassle from a US act forced the band to change their named to Beau-Marks which came from, of all things, the BOMARC missile. One of their first efforts was the 1959 hit "Moonlight Party" which started getting airplay in Ontario and Quebec from on-air requests. The band headed back into the studio and cut their next side - "Clap Your Hands" which got national airplay and sold well. The band began taking performance offers across the country and Shad Records in the US released the single to rave response. The single made the Billboard Top-100 and stayed there for 14 weeks with a peak position of No. 45 leading to appearances at The Peppermint Lounge, Carnegie Hall and on Dick Clark's 'American Bandstand'. "Clap Your Hands" eventually made No.1 in the Commonwealth and had top charting success in Europe. Follow-up records like "Classmate" (1961) and "Little Miss Lady" (1962) were released but none seemed to live up to the immediate hit potential of "Clap Your Hands" which was re-released in 1968 by Quality Records and became a hit all over again. The Beau-marks split up in 1963, at which time Ray Hutchinson joined Dave And The Coins before settling in as a North American lounge act (including nightly appearances at his own Montreal restaurant, Le Sentiment) but had to retire from music after sustaining serious injuries in a 1988 car accident; Mike Robitaille became successful in video production; Gilles Tailleur died of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 35; and Joey Frechette was the head of Capitol Records' April Blackwood publishing, a program director at CHOO radio in Ajax, Ontario, before re-recording his own version of "Clap Your Hands" in 1987 under the name Joey Conrad. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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