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Spectropop - Digest Number 530

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 15 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

           From: Mike Rashkow 
      2. Million Dollars Worth of Girl Groups"
           From: Bill Reed 
      3. Jangle Radio Update
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
      4. Million Dollars Worth of Girl Groups
           From: simon white 
      5. Orchids
           From: Barry Green 
      6. "Walk Tall" by the 2 of Clubs
           From: Will Stos 
      7. Thank you x 2
           From: Country Paul 
      8. Keith Green Single
           From: Ron Weekes 
      9. Re: "Walk Tall" by 2 Of Clubs
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
     10. Re: The Orchids, Marcie Blane, Hoffman, Klein and Holtzman
           From: Ian Slater 
     11. CD Duplication
           From: Mark Frumento 
     12. Re: THE ORCHIDS
           From: Mick Patrick 
     13. Re: Bobby Jameson
           From: Peter Lerner 
     14. Re:  Patty Loveless
           From: Peter Lerner 
     15. Re: Million Dollars Worth of Girl Groups
           From: Jan Kristensen 


Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 19:43:38 EDT
   From: Mike Rashkow 

Dear Poppers,

I've had little to offer and little to say of late. It could be 
that I'm out of information and ideas.  It could be that I've 
become disenchanted.  It could be that there is a recent trend 
toward areas about which I have not a great deal of interest.  
It could be the seven month itch.  It could be anything.

Well, boys and girls, as far as I can tell what is going on in 
this pea brain of mine is that in the past six months or so I've 
taken a left.  I've always listened to a broad range of music.  
There have been periods of jazz only, country only, oldies only, 
big band, and various combinations of those genres.

Though I know I am going to be shunned, I have become fixated on 
a whole lot of "new grass" - acoss the board, including Ricky 
Scaggs, Del McCourey, Jerry Douglas and of course, The Soggy 
Bottom Boys.  Now I find my ears, my head and my heart all belong 
to two girls that are way too contemporary to be discussed on this 
site without inviting the charge of sacrilege.

Alison Krauss and Patty Loveless.

I believe they are the two best voices in the US today.  One soft, 
silky and seductive, the other crisp and cutting and crystalline. 
I believe they are making outstanding records. Anathema you say.  
Well maybe so.

At the risk of being excommunicated, I must recommend to all:
Mountain Soul, CD by  Patty Loveless. 
I've been listening to it for a month and it still sounds great.  
"You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" is as good a piece of music as 
I've ever heard.

As far as Alison Krauss - you don't win all those Grammys without 
being the real thing.  Plus she is soome kind of fiddler and has 
stuck with the boys what brung her.

Anyone wish to offer anything back on this musical crisis.

If not, lead me to the gallows


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Message: 2 Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 05:39:21 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Million Dollars Worth of Girl Groups" Thinking that there might be a hidden, unearthed jewel included, I picked up "Million $'s" yesterday. I was intrigued by the fact that I had not heard of a single one of the thirty girl groups listed on the back i.e. Terri and the Velveteens, The Taylortops, The Shondelles and so on. You know how seductive that can be. And if that turned out not to be the case, at least the liner notes might be somewhat informative, I finally reasoned as my excuse for plunking down 6.47 for a pig in a poke. But in both instances, my surmises proved incorrect. A couple of the tracks held up for a listen or two, but mostly the proceedings are fairly woebegone. All that the liner notes provided was the rather amusing notion that, "If you had a million dollars to spend on purchasing the original 45's of these recordings, you still couldn't buy them all." That dubious statement was more or less shot down when, upon arriving home, I checked through my fairly extensive reference library, including various price guides, and could find only one of the thirty listed, "Drip-Drop" by the Deb-Teens. And then only because it qualified for inclusion on a rock and roll nonsense lyrics web site. Anyone else on the list ever come across this collection which DOES function as a mildly fascinating look at what sub (or just barely) pro, regional r&r recording of the late 50s and early 60s sounded like? During that era there must have been thousands of singles just such as these that flooded the bins of Hometown USA. By the way. . .this is said to be only V.1!!!! I CAN hardly wait for v.2. Bill Reed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 06:56:46 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Jangle Radio Update Hi Everyone: Live365 is now asking every broadcaster 5.00 bucks a month to cover the copyright payments to the RIAA. I think it's a rip-off (though Live365 needs the money) I feel that non-commercial, non-profit netcasts like mine as well as college or community FM stations who netcast should be able to do it for (almost) free. But the greedy bastards of the RIAA got their way (though they are still b*tching that 7 cents per song per 100 users is still not enough $$$ for them!). I run 4 stations on Live365, and right now I'm paying $5.00 for "advanced user stats" and 100kb extra space for Jangle Radio's 56K stereo stream and I was planning to do the same for 60's Jangle Radio - but I may have to drop the 33k Mono stream or Spectropop's "Girlpop" station (all 60's girl groups) to keep payments under $20 a month. I would really hate to do this, so if anyone wants to donate funds via Paypal to keep Girlpop on the air (and to keep Live365 in business) please e-mail me privately. Thanks Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 11:46:55 +0100 From: simon white Subject: Million Dollars Worth of Girl Groups There's also a series 'Million Dollars of Doo Wop' The first two volumes are now rare in their own right! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 07:54:04 EDT From: Barry Green Subject: Orchids Mick Patrick: > Holtzman was despatched to England where he produced the > first single by legendary Coventry girl group, the one and > only Orchids. Hi Mick, Are the Orchids' tracks produced by Andrew Loog Oldham on any of the Girl Group CD's currently available ? Were they originally released on Decca ? All the best Barry -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 12:43:15 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: "Walk Tall" by the 2 of Clubs I've heard about this record ["Walk Tall" by the 2 of Clubs] from several people now, but I've never heard the actual recording. Is it available on CD anywhere - and if not, would some kind Spectropopper be able to post it to musica? Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 11:29:33 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Thank you x 2 Steve Crump, thank you for the Mina website, You must know Italian - I don't, but it looks very cool. Happily, lots of it is intuitive enough to make a visit worthwhile. Rex Strother: thanks for the answer to my question: FYI, what I heard was Suzanne Vega's "In Liverpool" from 99.9 Degrees. More soon.... Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 10:31:27 -0600 From: Ron Weekes Subject: Keith Green Single I'm trying to find a copy (preferably on CD-R, or a clean mp3 file) of Keith Green's third single that was arranged and produced by Gary Usher. If anyone on the list can help me out, please email me privately at The single is "You're What's Happening Baby" b/w "Home Town Girls". It was released on Decca on June 6, 1966. For some reason this single is very hard to find. Thanks, Ron Weekes -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 09:33:21 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: "Walk Tall" by 2 Of Clubs Wil Stos wrote: > I've heard about this record ["Walk Tall" by the 2 of Clubs] from several > people now, but I've never heard the actual recording. Is it available on CD > anywhere - and if not, would some kind Spectropopper be able to post it to > musica? As far as I know (and I did a web search to verify) this isn't on a legit CD - at least not one that's currently available. I've played it to musica. Here are the full credits from the 45: Walk Tall (Vance-Pockriss) - 02 Of Clubs, Fraternity F 975: 1967, Produced by Carl Edmondson, Supervision: Bill Stith Enjoy! Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 20:28:26 +0100 From: Ian Slater Subject: Re: The Orchids, Marcie Blane, Hoffman, Klein and Holtzman Thanks Mick for bringing another mention of my current heart-throbs, the UK Orchids, aka the Exceptions. I'd seen the credits "Hoffman, Klein" and "Marvin Holtzman" on "Larry", the flip of their third record to be issued, and Marvin also produced ""Don't Make Me Mad" the flip of "Love Hit Me", their second release. Great to see the indirect link with Marcie Blane, another of my favourites, confirmed. Perhaps "Larry" was a tribute to the Orchids' mentor Larry Page (, later to assume great success with the Kinks, but in 1963 the manager of the Orchid Ballroom (now the Colosseum Club) in Primrose Hill St. Coventry where he discovered the Orchids and sought to put his adopted city on the musical map. I'm doing some research on the Orchids and related artists at the moment from local sources, being a girl group nutter based in the English Midlands, so I should be able to add extra bits to the excellent articles already posted by Ian Chapman (in Spectropop girl group listings) and Bruce Eder ( > Search "Orchids" > "Orchids 60s"), but Bruce has named the youngest of the group as Pamela Oliver - she was Pamela Jarman. Work is getting in the way of more interesting activities at present though... Ian Slater -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 20:22:30 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: CD Duplication Can anyone recommend a short run CD duplication firm? I've found some companies on the Web but prices vary and obviously its hard to find out how reputable they are. Any suggestions? Contact me off list. Thanks. Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 21:45:16 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: THE ORCHIDS Barry Green wrote: > Hi Mick, Are the Orchids' tracks produced by Andrew Loog Oldham > on any of the Girl Group CD's currently available? Were they > originally released on Decca? All the best, Barry Well, Spectropop's resident Immediate expert, it seems that Mr Oldham produced a version of the fabulous Reg Dolls' song "Society Girl" by the Orchids. Alas, it was never released. I've never heard it. Maybe, just maybe, someone out there has an acetate, or something. Watch this space. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 22:09:25 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Bobby Jameson Bobby has been mentioned a couple of times. I was certain I remembered him as an American who tried to launch a career in the UK in the wake of P.J.Proby, so I looked him up in my books and found two 45s, one on UK Decca in 1964 and another on the short-lived Brit label the following year. I have no recollection at all of having heard either, but someone who owns the records might be able to follow this thread. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 21:55:58 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Patty Loveless Rashkovsky old chap. Don't feel guilty about your admiration for Patty Loveless. You have at least one Spectropop soulmate in myself, and I'd go so far as to say that her track "Nothin' but the wheel" from the album "Only what I feel" must be one of the top 10 standout performances in my collection. Alison Krauss's voice is a bit high and squeaky for my English ears, but she is certainly some musician. And if you fancy something a bit more hardcore "real country", can I recommend Jann Browne, who is one of only two performers who could lure me to California (regular Spectropoppers will know who the other one might well be........) Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 23:53:10 +0200 From: Jan Kristensen Subject: Re: Million Dollars Worth of Girl Groups I got 3 volumes of "A million dollars worth of girl groups" and I am waiting for vol 4. Seriously. most of the tracks are from 1958 - 63 and are more female doo wop than girl group songs. But it's a lot of fun and if you search real deep, you can find a little bit of info of them. Jan K -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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