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Spectropop - Digest Number 525

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. New at Spectropop
           From: The Spectropop Team
      2. OTOH
           From: Jack Madani 
      3. Re: Cathy Lynn, Kathy Lynn and Marsha Brody
           From: Jan Kristensen 
      4. Bobby Jameson
           From: Patrick Rands 
      5. RE: Gary Usher/Beverly Williams
           From: Ron Weekes 
           From: Mick Patrick 
      7. Re: Beverly Williams
           From: Ron Weekes, Ron 
      8. Re: April Stevens
           From: Will George 
      9. Saturday morning playlist
           From: simon white 
     10. Simon's Saturday morning playlist
           From: Ken Silverwood 


Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 03:18:10 +0100
   From: The Spectropop Team
Subject: New at Spectropop

Dear Group,

There have been several additions to the Spectropop site in 
recent weeks.  Check 'em out while they're still new.

Earl Palmer: Backbeat

Burt Bacharach & Hal David

The Velvelettes

Otis Blackwell

Stu Phillips

Sharon Sheeley


The Spectropop Team

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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2002 23:54:02 -0400 From: Jack Madani Subject: OTOH Mark Wirtz writes: >How do you despise someone, yet be eternally grateful to them >at the same time?? A: Eugene Landy. jack -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 08:02:42 +0200 From: Jan Kristensen Subject: Re: Cathy Lynn, Kathy Lynn and Marsha Brody Kathy Lynn's name was Kathy Lynn Keppen and she also recorded as the Buena Vistas for Swan. They had a few hits like Hot Shot (Swan 4255) in 1966 and Here Come Da Judge (Marquee 443) in '68. I have no info of any connection to Cathy Lynn. Jan K -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 09:12:06 -0400 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Bobby Jameson I'm doing a spotlight radio show today (Friday July 5th) in a series we call Test Pattern from 6 to 7 pm Eastern time on a very obscure singer from the 60s named Bobby Jameson (aka Chris Lucey) - he did some great stuff working with the Rolling Stones on one single they wrote for him and never even recorded themselves. Bobby also worked with Curt Boettcher of the Millennium on an excellent soft pop masterpiece called Color Him In. He also put out an excellent folk pop album under the name Chris Lucey which reminds me of Arthur Lee's band Love. If you can tune in, check it out in the Boston area on WZBC 90.3 - or online at - and don't worry if you can't listen "live", the shows are also archived there too. If anyone has any Bobby Jameson stories they'd like to share - I would love to hear them. He is a very mysterious figure and not much is known about him. He has connections to Kim Fowley, Tony Alamo, Mike Curb, Curt Boettcher, Marshall Leib, the Rolling Stones.... :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 10:32:32 -0600 From: Ron Weekes Subject: RE: Gary Usher/Beverly Williams Here's some info on Beverly Williams from volume two of Stephen McParland's Gary Usher biography. When Gary first met Beverly Willams, she was classified as a "13-year old musical dynamo of Brenda Lee proportions." The "Heart"/"He's Hurtin' Me" single was the only single that was released by her on the Decca label. These sessions took place during August 1965. This is interesting since the disc wasn't released until late February of the following year. I think the last two paragraphs that McParland writes merit listing here. "The end result, especially "He's Hurtin' Me", was a stunning example of Gary's capabilities. The production was on a similar scale to what he had achieved some months earlier with The Castells on "An Angel Cried", and was equally stunning. In a nutshell, it was Gary's answer/homage to Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound". "Although chart success was not forthcoming for Williams, two more known sessions (in late May and mid October of 1966) were undertaken. Whereas the former produced only the one tune, "A Road To Nowhere", the latter saw two masters completed, "Till There Was You" and "I've Had Enough Heartaches", both of which were earmarked for a second single release. This was subsequently cancelled in the wake of Gary's departure from Decca. I have never heard any Beverly Williams material. I've got quite a few Gary Usher produced Decca tracks that have been transcribed onto a CD, but not Williams. I'd be interested in hearing this released track if someone has it and would be willing to put it up with the other Spectropop files. More information on ordering any of Stephen J McParland's books on Gary Usher can be found at Ron Weekes -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 21:06:47 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: KATHY LYNN = KATHLEEN MARY KEPPEN Original Message from Jan Kristensen: > Kathy Lynn's name was Kathy Lynn Keppen and she also recorded > as the Buena Vistas for Swan. They had a few hits like Hot Shot > (Swan 4255) in 1966 and Here Come Da Judge (Marquee 443) in '68. > I have no info of any connection to Cathy Lynn. Hi, Great information, Jan. I immediately opened my copy of Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles, which, sure enough, states that the three-man-one-woman Buena Vistas were the very same act as Kathy Lynn & the Playboys. A quick websearch for the monicker Keppen at throws up just one songwriter of that surname, Kathleen Mary Keppen, whose fourteen registered compositions include four recorded by Kathy Lynn & the Playboys and a similar quantity waxed by the Buena Vistas. But as yet I can find no evidence to suggest Cathy Lynn and Kathy Lynn are the same person. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 14:48:15 -0600 From: Ron Weekes, Ron Subject: Re: Beverly Williams I've added an mp3 file of "He's Hurtin' Me" to the group's file upload/download area. I'll leave it there for a few days then take it down. Enjoy! Ron Weekes -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2002 00:17:07 EDT From: Will George Subject: Re: April Stevens > ...Which version (of "Teach Me Tiger") did you hear?... Most likely was the original. It sounded pretty jazzy. At first I thought it was Ann Magnuson doing a retro thing. Anyway, thanks for all the answers. Now I'll have to try to find an inexpensive CD of it. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2002 06:33:59 +0100 From: simon white Subject: Saturday morning playlist Saturday morning playlist Angel Figers - Wizzard Secret Love - Kathy Kirby Our Day Will Come - Fontella Bass Who's Sorry Now - The Horste Wend Trio Cant Help Lovin Dat Man- Ila Van Sway - Bobby Rydell The Happy Wanderer - Tiny Tim That Lucky Old Sun - The Velvets The Big Noise From Winnetka -Cozy Cole Let There be Drums - Sandy Nelson Sophisticated Boom Boom - The Shangri Las Muscle Bustle - Donna Loren Mambo Manilla - Tito Rodreguez Orchestra Watermelon Man - Xavier Cugat Barefootin -The Marvelettes Whats The Password - The Elites Vote Yes On Proposition Love - Miki Howard Someday Soon - Ann Margret Violent Love - Koko Taylor You Know What I Mean - The Vernons Girls Tell Me What He Said - Helen Shapiro Untrue, Unfaithful -Nita Rossi The Pompeii Club-Rich Mans Frug - From "Sweet Charity " You're Gonna Hurt Yourself - Frankie Valli Good - Dee Dee Sharp Touch My Heart - The Vonettes Hey Boy - Timi Yuro Small Town, Bring Down - Tony Bruno -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2002 10:27:12 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Simon's Saturday morning playlist Nice Sat. morning rundown Simon, Tell me about "Untrue, Unfaithful (That Was You)" - do I recall this by maybe Patsy Ann Noble? I had a girlfriend at the time who never got tired of singing it to me (don't remember why, reverse psychology I suppose), she wanted to dump me !!! NEW STUFF!!! If you get the chance give a listen to David McAlmont & Bernard Butler "Falling" it bears all the traits of a Spectropop delight, I swear I can hear chains being thrashed in the chorus (a Motown signature). It's on a single. LASTLY - Does any one know if Bobby Darin ever recorded "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying"? I know he composed it, but I can't find it anywhere. Every time I think I've located it, I find it's Gerry Marsden for fox sake!! Right that's my lot, going for a massage & rubdown before the big " Northern Soul do at Blackpool Winter Gardens tonite at 8 threw 'til 2, that's enough for me nowadays. Ken on the West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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