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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Driving songs
           From: James F.  Cassidy 
      2. Re: Gary Zekley w/ Price & Walsh
           From: Freeman Carmack 
      3. Tokyo Folk Crusaders
           From: Dave 
      4. Got A "Drive" for Sunshine Pop
           From: Bob Rashkow 


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Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 10:25:22 -0400
   From: James F.  Cassidy 
Subject: Driving songs

Off the (hard) top of my head, a couple of faves not on your list:

Drivin' in My Car - NRBQ
Gas Money - Jan & Arnie

BTW, "a gallon in me, Alan" - must be "Transfusion" by 
Nervous Norvus, right?

Jim Cassidy



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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 18:56:19 -0000 From: Freeman Carmack Subject: Re: Gary Zekley w/ Price & Walsh Jeffrey: > 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. That would be wonderful. I think that Zekley's work is right up there with the best of that period's music; truly magical.It took me months to get over The Clique. All best, Freeman Carmack -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 14:34:44 EDT From: Dave Subject: Tokyo Folk Crusaders Previously: ..... 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")? The Japanese title of "I Only Live Twice" is "Kaettekita Yopparai" (the Return of the Dead Drunkard). It was a big hit (in Japan) in late '67. The Folk Crusaders were college students at the time. Kazuhiko Kato was later in the Sadistic Mika Band, and produced "new-wave" groups in the '80s. Here's a (terrific) flash animation, with a pretty fair translation of the lyrics http://www.legnog.com/music/iol2x/ -dave -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 17:17:37 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Got A "Drive" for Sunshine Pop I still haven't gotten over the Clique--ANY of them and I think there were 3 bands altogether. Gary Zekley was brilliant. I'm lucky to have a copy of the Fun and Games album and I give it lots of play because I love it so. Can't wait to read the Gary Lewis interview, speaking of people named Gary. That's another of the great sixties legends I've never gotten over. Anyone hear how Stephen McParland's book about Scott Walker is coming? Simon! Thank you so very much for the information on Soda Pop and also thank you Peter L. I'll be looking for Marcia/Marsha (bo-Arsha??!!)'s other 45s too, of course! May I add Mott the Hoople's "Drivin' Sister (Rock and Roll)" to the convertible cruisin' list--and yep, Transfusion (Nervous Norvus) is on Alan G's list. So are 7 Little Girls by Paul Evans and (presumably?) Willie Nelson's "On The Road Again" althouh he doesn't mention them by name. Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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