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Spectropop - Digest Number 519

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The Gospellers
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
      2. Gary Lewis and the Playboys
           From: Ted 
      3. Re: Marsha  / Marcia Brody and Cathy Lynn
           From: Peter Lerner 
      4. Saturday morning playlist
           From: simon white 
      5. Re: Eternity's Children
           From: Mark Frumento 
      6. Re: Lambert
           From: Rashkovsky 
      7. Matt's mix
           From: Alan Gordon 
      8. Gary Zekley w/ Price & Walsh
           From: jon cook
      9. Re: Beatles-inspired girls
           From: Phil Milstein 
     10. Re: Gary Zekley w/ Price & Walsh
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 


Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 07:24:17 -0700
   From: Jeffrey Glenn 
Subject: Re: The Gospellers

> Apparently, there is even a degree of historical curiosity on the part of
> Japanese listeners; i.e., there was a recent chart hit there by the long-
> disbanded group, Folk Crusaders, when a long-supressed single of thiers, 
> more than forty-years-old, Imogen Gawa, was released a few months back.

Bill, have you heard this song?  I actually have a 1968 U.S. Capitol promo
45 by the Tokyo Folk Crusaders:

I Only Live Twice (Kazuhiko Kato)/Soran Bushi (Trad. Arr. By Kazuhiko
Kate) - Tokyo Folk Crusaders, Capitol 2144: 1968, Recorded in Japan)

While the B-side is a terrific folk/pop track, the A-side may be possibly be
the most demented thing in my collection - it's uncatagorizable (man, what
drugs were these guys using at the time?!:-)).

Could this possibly be "Imogen Gawa" with an English name (possibly made up
by Capitol as they had 5 years previously with "Sukiyaki")?  I'll play it to

Even if it's not "Imogen Gawa" it's highly entertaining and great for those
looking for something different.:-)


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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 12:05:59 -0700 From: Ted Subject: Gary Lewis and the Playboys I'm hoping to wrangle an interview with Gary Lewis this upcoming holiday weekend for future non-profit publication. (Gary is playing a series of free shows on July 4th, 5th & 6th in Maricopa, AZ at Harrah's AK Chin Casino--just 15 miles south of Phoenix.) If anyone has some questions you want me to relay to Gary, I would really appreciate your input. The collective vast knowledge of the Spectropop list is pretty astounding . I hope to incorporate and convey some of this depth in my questions which hopefully go beyond the typical PR inquires he's probably sick of answering. Please e-mail me off list if you have any questions you always wanted to ask Mr. "Out of Sight." Thank You, Ted -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 13:16:50 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Marsha / Marcia Brody and Cathy Lynn Bob wrote: > I have been looking for "Soda Pop" by Marsha Brody which I have not > heard since the late 60s. Wish I could provide more information about > her or about the Heart & Soul label! Didn't know she did ANY other 45s, > this was exciting news. Cathy Lynn - didn't she have a recording stint > too?" Well Bob, looking in my box of 45s I find I have two which could be of interest. On 20th Century Fox 479 is "Anything" / "Don't tell anyone" by Marcia (note the spelling) Brody, both arranged and conducted by Milton Delugo (well, there's a name....) And on Hot Shot 1000 is "I cried" / "Right combination" by Marsha Brody, both co-written by Cathy Lynn and both "A Cathy Lynn Production". Arranger on both sides is one Arthur Schroek. Marcia / Marsha has got one of those voices sometimes described as "good girl", pretty powerful, and inclined towards the dramatic on three of the sides; "Right combination" is of the "northern soul" genre. Hope this helps! Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 11:48:18 +0100 From: simon white Subject: Saturday morning playlist Saturday morning playlist- Dont Talk to Me About Love - Joan Regan Be My Baby - Vanessa Paradis Dancing In The Street -La Bert Ellis My World is Empty - Sandy Nelson The Happening - Herb Alpert The Sidewinder - Woody Herman 123 - Willie Bobo Hot Bossa - Kenny Burrell I Could Have Danced All Night - Peggy Lee Soda Pop - Marsha Brody Cool Jerk '68 -The Capitols These Boots Are Made For Walking - Ella Fitzgerald Billy Knows - The Hi Fashions You Can Have Him- Dionne Warwick The Man With The Golden Arm - The Link Eddy Combo Comin Home - The Soulful Strings Yeh Yeh ! - The Mongo Santamaria Orch Sunshine Of Your Love- Mongo Santamaria Pigmy Pt 1 - The Delegates Killer Joe - Quincy Jones Take Five - Carmen Mcrae Like Love - Mark Murphy Swinging Summer Love -Googie Rene Downtown - Googie Rene Wiggle Wobble - Les Cooper Sock It To Me - Willie Bobo A Lotta limbo - Billy Strange Mau Mau Meeting Time - Peter Todd and his Orchestra If I Had A Hammer - Lorraine Ellison Blame It On The Bossa nova - Eydie Gorme House of Bamboo - Andy Williams Cant Take My Eyes Off You - Vikki Carr Walkin My Baby - Sue Thompson Hip Teens - Frank Popp Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand - Hoagy Lands You Dont Know How Glad I Am - Nancy Wilson Lovin Man - Arlene Harden Johnny Be Smart - Sarah Vaughn Walk Right in - Fluffy Hunter Rachel - Frankie Vaughn I Got You Babe -Tiny Tim The Beat Goes On - Lawerence Welk Big Town - Carmen Mcrae Was It Something I Said - Arthur Mullard Fill Your Heart - Tiny Tim -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 09:32:50 -0400 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Eternity's Children Justin wrote: > As it happens, a local record shop (one of the best, if not the best, > in the Twin Cities) has a copy of a 25-song comp of Eternity's Children Get it! Especially if you can determine its the orginal comp on Rev Ola. It is now quite hard to find since it is out of print. The CD also happens to be very good. Among all of Curt B's productions I think Eternity's Children were diverse and extremely interesting behind the sunshine pop sound. Get it. Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 13:15:29 EDT From: Rashkovsky Subject: Re: Lambert Previously: > wasn't there a Lambert who either co-wrote or co-produced for Jay & The > Techniques? Dennis Lambert--Wrote a ton of good stuff, (NIght Shift-Don't Pull Your Love Out On Me) probably him. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 12:21:05 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Matt's mix From Matt G: > Hey Everyone. I had to go to the SOURCE (That's you guys) to help me with > this one. It's kinda a stupid one, but I was wondering if you guys had > suggestions for a mix tape I can send to this girl. I'm 18, and I wanted > to send her a tape of all the best 60's "Sunny sunday songs", you know, > like music you listen to with the top down going 50 with the sun blasting > hard and the music blasting harder. I wanted it to be songs that she > primarily knows, like Supremes or Temptations or Beach Boys, but also to > get a little creative. A mix tape is a big step, you know? Very cool Matt. I've started a bunch of these sorta tapes/disks: A "Summer Songs" tape, A "Drivin'" tape, A "Positive Thinking" tape... etc... I'll list here what I have for my "Drivin'" disc/tape that I STILL haven't finished. Mebbee this will give me the "boot in da ass" (can I say that in here?) to do just that. One of my faves is this obvious parody from the "That Thing You Do" movie soundtrack (which is an awesome tribute to the sixties, if you haven't heard it): Drive Faster - The Vicksburgs (Steve Rogness/R. Elias) "I said: Whoever you are, come on get in the car..." "And she's mine when I drive faster..." I sequenced this album to listen to in it's fictitious chronological order. Fun Time. And here for your amusement/boredom is what I have so far. Sometimes I just have a line from the chorus, so if you guys have any of the real titles or artists, please feel free to chime in at my obvious ignorance. Any imput would be greatly appreciated. The Obvious: Drive My Car -The Beatles Drive Me Crazy - Huey and the News Drive - Rubinoos Drivin' - Pearl Harbor and the Explosions (one of my personal fave raves) Driving - The Kinks Driving in the Fast Lane - ? Drivin' - Everything But the Girl (A very sweet song. What a voice) Drive - Todd Rundgren Drive - Cars Driving Along - Nillson The Not as Obvious: Route 66 - TV Route 66 - Nat King Cole Mustang Sally - Pick it Wilson (...of course, but another fave is the Rascals version) Destination Anywhere - Little Red Corvette - The Artist Formally Known As: "Too Self Involved" Traffic Jam - James Taylor (Great One) Start It Up - Robben Ford (another totally cool one) Start The Car - Jude Cole I Get Around - Mike Love and his band Crusin' In My Automobile - Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody Maybelline - Chuck Berry No Particular Place To Go - Chuck Berry 55 - Sammy Hagar Thunder Road - Bruce Pink Cadilac - Bruce Freeway Of Love - Pointer Sisters Radar Love - Golden Earring Crusin' - Smokey Start Me Up - The Stones Driver Seat - Sniff and the Tears She Runs Hot - Little Village Cars and Girls - Dictators Southbound - Allmans Take It Easy - The Eagles Old 55 - The Eagles and Tom Waits Baby Driver - Simon and Garfunkle Life in the Fast Lane - The Eagles Expressway to Your Heart - The Soul Survivors Expressway to Your Heart - Breakfast Club (nice version from a movie) Crawling From the Wreckage - Dave Edmonds - Petty ? N.S.U. - Cream Free Ride - Edgar Winter Band Cars - Gary Neuman Drive, She Said - ? Crosstown Traffic - Jimi Fire - Bruce Born To Run - Springstein Road and the Sky - Jackson Brown Runnin' on Empty - Jackson Brown The Road - Jackson Brown Shaky Town - Jackson Brown Gone Riding - Chris Isaaks Road House Blues - The Doors On the Road Again - ? On the Road Again - Canned Heat Highway 61 - Bob Dylan Far Away Eyes - The Stones Don't Worry Baby - Beach Boys Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan and Dean Little Deuce Coupe - Beach Boys I Love My Truck - All I Want - Joni Mitchele Last Trip To Tulsa - Neil Young Traveling Blues - Loggins and Messina Home - Karla Bonnof The Weight - The Band The Weirdest: Ramblin' Man - Steve Martin Kissin' and Huggin' with Fred - ? A Gallon in Me, Alan - ? Beep Beep - ? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 16:03:55 EDT From: jon cook Subject: Gary Zekley w/ Price & Walsh Hello SpectroPoppers - I bought a copy of the fantastic "Bubble gum Music is the Naked Truth" a while back and have benefitted greatly from it's bank of knowledge. I am currently wondering about the Zekley project with songwriters Price & Walsh that was to be a Sgt. Pepper style production. According to the book, Price & Walsh left partway for greener (read dollar green) pastures leaving Zekley to release two or three of the tracks as singles with other groups. I was wondering if other tracks from these sessions were/are available anywhere. The writer names a few that were left 'in the can' so someone must have heard them somewhere. Thanks for any help - jon cook -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 21:24:04 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Beatles-inspired girls This might not fulfill Patrick's criteria for "Beatles-inspired", but American-in-France Liz Brady's "Un Garcon Dit A Une Fille" (on Girls In The Garage vol. 10) is a very odd tribute set in a cellarful of noise, where Liz meets and greets each member of the Fab 4 in his own verse (with the Cute One meriting two verses in a row). Her verse for George is replaced by the guitar solo, which is, alas, not terribly Georgian. She wraps up by bidding them all au revoir and vice versa, with the faux John sounding more like Rutles drummer Barry Wom than any actual Beatle. Ye-ye-ye! --Phil Milstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 22:59:30 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: Gary Zekley w/ Price & Walsh Jon Cook: > I am currently wondering about the Zekley project with songwriters > Price & Walsh that was to be a Sgt. Pepper style production. > According to the book, Price & Walsh left partway for greener > (read dollar green) pastures leaving Zekley to release two or > three of the tracks as singles with other groups. I was wondering > if other tracks from these sessions were/are available anywhere. > The writer names a few that were left 'in the can' so someone must > have heard them somewhere. Hey Jon, As the bubblegum book pointed out, there was one 45 released from the sessions before they were abandoned: Love Is The Order Of The Day/House Of The Ilene Castle (Dot 45-17077, 1968) This may have never gotten past a promotional pressing, and indeed neither I nor anyone else I know has ever seen a copy. In fact if anyone DOES have a copy of it, please contact me (it's one of three 45's I need to finish off my Zekley/Grady compilation; I'll mention the other two later)! Zekley did finish off two of the tracks from the sessions with different groups - "Virginia Day's Ragtime Memories" (UNI 55034, 1968) by The Looking Glass and "Small Town Commotion" (UNI 55042, 1968) by The Visions. Both are beautiful examples of ornate West Coast soft pop, and fans of Curt Boettcher would find much to love here as well. If anyone wants to hear either or both, I can post them to musica. The Zekley chapter in the book was written by Dominic Priore. Brian Chidester, can you ask Dominic if he knows anything more about the Price & Walsh project than was in the book? And does he have copies of any of the material. I'd sure love to hear more of this stuff. Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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