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Spectropop - Digest Number 522

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Driving songs
           From: Den Lindquist 
      2. Annette
           From: Stuffed Animal 
      3. Re: Annette
           From: Mikey 
      4. Re: Robin Ward/Jackie Ward
           From: Michael Gessner 
      5. RE: Annette
           From: Ron Weekes 
      6. Lulu/American Studios
           From: Will George 
      7. This Is Pop!
           From: John Firehammer 
      8. Annette
           From: Bob Rashkow 


Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 08:10:33 -0400
   From: Den Lindquist 
Subject: Driving songs

Thought I'd get in on the fun..

Ken Silverwood mentioned (among others)

Car, Car - Donovan

How 'bout:

Groovy Summertime - Love Generation
I Live For The Sun - Sunrays
If My Car Could Only Talk - Lou Christie
Hey Gyp - Donovan 
(snippet.."I'll buy you a Chevrolet..I'll buy you a Ford Mustang
..just give me some of your love.." - well, maybe too ambitious)

On the more pedestrian side...

Bernadette - Four Tops
With This Ring - Platters
Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane 


Driving My Life Away - Eddie Rabbit

All good pedal-tappers

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Message: 2 Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 16:26:33 +0000 From: Stuffed Animal Subject: Annette What are the greatest bubblegum singles recorded by Annette Funicello, the Queen Mother of Bubblegum Rock? Here are my nominations, in alphabetical order: 1. Bikini Beach Party - surf music + bubblegum = gnarly! 2. Blue Muu Muu - a forgotten A-side, and a hit! 3. Dreamin' About You - equal parts bubblegum and girl group sound with a Brill Building pedigree. 4. First Name Initial - kicks ass! 5. He's My Ideal 6. I Dream About Frankie 7. Indian Giver - featuring Thurl Ravenscroft, the voice of Tony the Tiger! 8. Jo-Jo, The Dog-Faced Boy - vicious Elvis Presley put-down! 9. Luau Cha-Cha-Cha - poi-flavored bubblegum! 10. The Monkey's Uncle - bubblegum Beach Boys??? You BET! 11. Muscle Beach Party - warning! Lavender sensibility. 12. No One Could Be Prouder - a gay pride anthem waiting to be discovered! 13. No Way To Go But Up - Annette's groovy swan song on Buena Vista Records 14. Pineapple Princess - see #11! 15. Strummin' Song - the demo version is just as chewy! 16. Tall Paul 17. Train Of Love - written by another bubblegum rock pioneer, Paul Anka 18. Walkin' And Talkin' - a funky number from Disney's TEEN STREET, possibly the first bubblegum musical. 19. Where's The Spumoni? - eat until it hurts! 20. Wild Willie - rockabilly + bubblegum = 'way cool! With assistance from Annette's producer Tutti Camarata, Laura Pinto and I have just completed an Annette manuscript that focuses on her considerable contributions to bubblegum music. Any additions/corrections, LP? Stuffed Animal -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 13:15:01 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Annette Stuffed Animal: > What are the greatest bubblegum singles recorded by Annette > Funicello, >>>WHAT???!!!! No "The Perfect Boy" OR "You Better Be Ready"??? Blasphemy!!! Your Friend, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 16:47:09 -0400 From: Michael Gessner Subject: Re: Robin Ward/Jackie Ward I realize the Robin Ward/Jackie Ward thing was done at length several months ago, but I recently discovered that Jackie Ward in 1967 sang "The Sweetheart Tree", an Academy Award nominated song in 1967 from the film The Great Race. She dubbed Natalie Woods' voice for the song. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 11:56:27 -0600 From: Ron Weekes Subject: RE: Annette Stuffed Animal: > What are the greatest bubblegum singles recorded by Annette > Funicello How much ink does Gary Usher get in your manuscript? I'd be interested in reading what you've written about him working with Annette. Ron Weekes -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 17:13:46 EDT From: Will George Subject: Lulu/American Studios In researching recordings made at American Studios in Memphis, I came across Lulu's name. But all I know is that she made a couple of albums in Memphis, on the Atco label. I don't know if either of them were recorded at American Studios. One of the albums is called Melody Fair. Can anyone supply more info? And are they available on CD? Thanks. bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 23:04:40 -0000 From: John Firehammer Subject: This Is Pop! Hi, I've added a page on Sunshine Pop to my Webzine, This is Pop!, which is a directory to (what I think are) the best pop culture sites on the Web. The new page is here: I hope you'll check it out and look around a bit. Spectropop is, of course, included. I love it. -------------------- John Firehammer This is Pop! Links to the best pop culture sites on the Web: comics; cult music; cult films; cult TV; old-time radio; pulp fiction; action figures and more. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2002 00:20:55 -0000 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Annette I had a few token Mouseketeer recordings as a samll child on the Vista and Disneyland labels, one of which was Annette singing "I Can't Do That Sum" from Disney's overblown but very colorful remake of BABES IN TOYLAND. "Bills, Bills, Bills!...." That was always one of my favorite Annette tracks & in '95 when we rented the flick for my nephew to watch I heard it for the first time in approximately 31 or 32 years. Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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