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Spectropop - Digest Number 543

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 16 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Raul Abeyta
           From: Ron Weekes 
      2. Re: The Orchids
           From: Phil Chapman 
      3. Party? Party!
           From: Marc Miller 
      4. Re: Party? Party!
           From: Mikey 
      5. Re: Kangaroo and Barbara Keith
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      6. Re: Party? Party!
           From: james botticelli 
      7. The Liquid Room 7/21/02
           From: David Ponak 
      8. Re: Brian Wilson Smile tour
           From: Jon Cook 
      9. Looking for a Jackie Hayes tune...
           From: ellichar 
     10. Re: Phil on Juke Box Jury / Mystery 45
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
     11. Re: Grass Roots - Who Were They ? plus Tony Romeo
           From: Glenn 
     12. Re: Smile; Tempo-Stevens; Friedman on WB sampler
           From: Country Paul 
     13. Vini Poncia
           From: Glenn 
     14. Re: Brian Wilson Smile tour
           From: Andrew Hickey 
     15. BILL SODEN
           From: Erik Meinen 
     16. bobby jameson
           From: Matt Howell 


Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 10:56:47 -0600
   From: Ron Weekes 
Subject: Raul Abeyta

I received an inquiry through regarding Raul Abeyta.  
It sounds like he is still involved in the recording industry.  
Does anyone have any information on what he is doing today?

Ron Weekes

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Message: 2 Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 19:22:05 +0100 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: The Orchids Ian Slater wrote: > To add to the the Juke Box Jury story, the group [The Orchids] > were later reported as saying they liked the Beatles, but only > after the Hollies and the Rolling Stones. Valerie Jones said; > "We put them third ever since they voted our record a miss on > Juke Box Jury!" JBJ often got up to tricks - For example, when Phil Spector once appeared on the 'jury', they played Jackie Trent's "If You Love Me", one of the early Spector soundalikes. Phil was not pleased, to put it mildly. Can't recall how the voting went. Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 14:51:57 -0400 From: Marc Miller Subject: Party? Party! Country Paul sed: > Sure would love to go to the London party - but it's 3000+ > miles and an ocean from here in the New York metro, so unless > plans change dramatically, I must RSVP in the negative. > Perhaps someone with more available time and resources could > organize a similar gathering near New York; if so, sign me on > to be there. I think that's a GREAT idea - are there a lot of (other) NY'ers here? Marc -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 15:22:24 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Party? Party! Marc Miller: > I think that's a GREAT idea - are there a lot of (other) > NY'ers here? > Marc Mikey here from NYC, Manhattan, loyal Spectropop member. Your Friend, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 22:18:58 -0000 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Kangaroo and Barbara Keith Paul Payton wrote: > My favorite > track is a beautiful Barbara Keith composition called "Daydream > Stallion" Kangaroo, who were so immensely talented collectively that they should have had at least a 2nd album, were signed at great risk by MGM itself. Much as I love "Daydream Stallion" my favorites include "Such a Long Long Time" and "I Never Tell Me Twice." Barbara Keith penned and recorded a tune called "Free The People", which La Streisand recorded on her STONEY END album in '70. Got the legendary Kangaroo album and the Barbra LP too - but would love to have a copy of Barbara's own 45 of "Free The People"! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 17:05:00 -0400 From: james botticelli Subject: Re: Party? Party! Marc Miller wrote: > I think that's a GREAT idea - are there a lot of (other) > NY'ers here? A couple of us are from Boston and I'm a frequent NYC visitor -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 13:22:09 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room 7/21/02 The Liquid Room, (usually) hosted by David Ponak (me), airs every Saturday night from Midnight to 3AM (PDT) on 90.7FM KPFK Los Angeles, as well as streaming at Tune in this coming week for a fabulous guest appearance by TONY TUCCI. The Liquid Room 7/21/02 1.The Assocation/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Fatboy Slim/The Satisfaction Skank (Unreleased) 3.The Cymbals/Stupid Girl Respects (JVC Victor-Japan) 4.Marie Laforet/Paint It Black (French) Femmes De Paris (Anthology-France) 5.The Wondermints/Ride Mind If We Make Love To You (Smile) 6.Roy Ayers/Coffee Is The Color Coffee (soundtrack) (Polydor-Japan) 7.Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited/4th Gear Left Hand Corner Jet Sound Inc. (Dionysis) 8.Dusty Springfield/Yesterday When I Was Young See All Her Faces (Phillips-UK) 9.Kings Of Convenience/I Don't Know What I Can Save You From Quiet Is The New Loud (Astralwerks) 10.The Love Generation/Montage from 'How Sweet It Is' Love And Sunshine: The Best Of The Love Generation (Sundazed) 11.Eel/Olives People People (Fille Unique-Japan) 12.Pulp/Forever In My Dreams Bad Cover Version (single) (Island-UK) 13.The Baldwin Brothers/Dream Girl (feat. Miho Hatori) Cooking With Lasers (TVT) 14.Lesley Gore/It's A Happening World It's My Party (box set) (Bear Family-Germany) 15.Mina-Desktop (Erobique Remix) Expander (Bungalow-Germany) 16.Lulu/The Man Who Sold The World The Best Of Lulu (Rhino) 17.The Flaming Lips/One More Robot (Sympathy 3000-21) Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (WB) 18.Lee Hazlewood/Your Thunder & Your Lightning For Every Solution There's A Problem (City Slang-UK) 19.Peter Thomas/Oh, Oh, Ooooh, Ei Ei Ei-Wo Immer Es Auch Sei Peter Scores (Diggler-Germany) 20.The Ray Makers/Moonflower (Baldwin Brothers Remix) Phantom Third Channel (Transistor) 21.Blossom Dearie/That's Just The Way I Want To Be Whisper For You (Polydor-Japan) 22.Mum/I Can't Feel My Hand Anymore, It's Alright, Sleep Still Finally We Are No One (Fatcat-UK) 23.Grace Jones/Nightclubbing Private Life (Island) 24.I Am The World Trade Center/The Postcard The Tight Connection (Kindercore) 25.Wendy & Bonny/You Keep Hanging Up On My Mind Genesis (Sundazed) 26.Jaymz Bee and the Deep Lounge Coalition/Who Let The Dogs Out Sub Urban (Ogio) 27.Kenny Rankin/Tambourine Man Resort+Music Mediterranean Sea (Universal-Japan) 28.The Pet Shop Boys/The Night I Fell In Love Release (Santuary) 29.They Might Be Giants/Where Do They Make Balloons No! (Rounder) 30.They Might Be Giants/Man, It's So Loud In Here Mink Car (Restless) 31.Eiko Shuri/Mahoroshi No Koe 60's Cutie Pop Collection-Suki Suki Edit (King-Japan) 32.The 5th Dimension/Coca-Cola Commerical Coca-Cola Commericals (CC) 33.Johnny Jones & The King Casuals/Purple Haze David Holmes-Come And Get It I Got It (13 Amp) 34.David Bowie/A Better Future (Remix By Air) Heathen (limited edition) (Sony) 35.Noonday Underground/When You Leave Self-Assembly (Bar/None) 36.PuffyAmiYumi/Love So Pure An Illustrated History (Bar/None) 37.Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra/Get Back L.O.V.E. (Phillips) 38.Dusty Springield/I Start Counting See All Her Faces (Phillips-UK) 39.Jaymz Bee & The Deep Lounge Coalition/My Love Don't Cost A Thing Sub Urban (Oglio) 40.Jacqueline Taieb/Benvenue Au Pays Ultra Chicks Volume 4-Yeh Yeh Girls (no label listed) 41.Papa Byrd/Pure Imagination 7" (Transistor) 42.Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde/Decline Of Cabbages And Kings (Sundazed) 43.Swan Dive/Words You Whisper Words You Whisper (Siesta-Spain) 44.Hans Karl/The Torrid Holiday Shagxotica-New Music Inspired By The Paintings Of Shag (HK) 46.The Gunter Hallmann Choir/Daydream Lounge Legends (Universal-Germany) 47.Pinky Chicks/Soba Ni Ite 60s Cutie Pop Collection-First Date Edit (Victor-Japan) 48.Paul Williams/Morning I'll Be Moving On Someday Man (Reprise) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 21:50:28 EDT From: Jon Cook Subject: Re: Brian Wilson Smile tour I may be wrong, but I believe that Mrs. Wilson posted on the official BW site that the Master Plan for Smile was not a live album after all. Still, The arrangements he and his band have done of Smile material (ie Wonderful into Cabinessence and the Our Prayer/Heroes and Villains they did on Conan O'Brien) are excellent and may, or may not, be an indication of where BW was going with those songs back in the day. However, as we've learned from years of possibilites that never happened, nothing is certain with Brian Wilson until one has it in his/her hands. jon cook -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 01:39:23 -0000 From: ellichar Subject: Looking for a Jackie Hayes tune... If you don't know who she is, she was also known as "Jackie The 'K'" as in - yes, she was Murray's wife in the 60s and is probably best remebered for her black bouffant and mascaraed eyes than her all-too-brief recording career. She had done several singles in the 60s, but the most amazing one was her version of the Chris Montez hit "Call Me"- she even performed it on a TV special Murray hosted in '68 , singing in a very breathy style like Claudine Longet! I've been trying to track down this recording for years, hoping it would be on a CD, even one of infamous "Marginal" ones, but no luck. What I DO know that it was issued as a 45 in 1968 on MGM 13941 as "Call Me Any Old Time OF The Day" b/w "Come Softly To Me". So, if anyone has an MP3 of this song, can you please either post it at musica, or e-mail it to me- I haven't heard this number in YEARS, and hearing again would be a dream come true, like when I recently heard "Egyptian Shumba" again after so long a time. Ellichar -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 03:37:43 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Re: Phil on Juke Box Jury / Mystery 45 Phil Chapman wrote: > JBJ often got up to tricks - For example, when Phil Spector once > appeared on the 'jury', they played Jackie Trent's "If You Love Me", > one of the early Spector soundalikes. Phil was not pleased, to put > it mildly. Can't recall how the voting went. I read somewhere (He's A Rebel?) that Spector was so furious he walked off the show! I would love to see a tape of it. BTW I dont think I have heard this record before, what CD is it on? Also, I was in Wichita KS two weeks ago and picked up another thrift store "Mystery 45" by Diana King (not the modern R&B singer!). "That Kind of Love" b/w "The Boy In the Raincoat" on Claridge Records CR- 300-T, Jay Darrow productions. Nice big production 60's GG sounds. Anyone know anything about this artist? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 05:48:57 -0000 From: Glenn Subject: Re: Grass Roots - Who Were They ? plus Tony Romeo Billy G Spradlin wrote: > Huh, So theres 3 different versions of this song?! I always thought > it was Rob Grill who re-recorded the vocal for the "Lets Live For > Today" LP's. (BTW I think Grill's vocal is the best) Yeah, yeah, he did. Here's the chronology on the "Where Were You When I Needed You" vocals: P.F. Sloan vocal - released on a radio station promo-only single which was played around California, before Bill Fulton's band was hired to "be" the Grass Roots Bill Fulton vocal - released on the official Dunhill single that charted, and which was actually a follow-up to "Mr. Jones (Ballad of a Thin Man)" which Fulton also sang Rob Grill vocal - recorded for and released on the "Let's Live For Today" LP, and appeared on all subsequent "greatest hits" compilations on vinyl. It also appeared on the original MCA Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 CD in 1987. It wasn't until Rhino's "Anthology" and subsequent Grass Roots CD compilations that the Sloan and Fulton versions re-emerged. BTW, I think Grill's vocal is best, too -- and so does P.F. Sloan, who I chatted with a couple of years ago on AOL! Sloan said that Rob had his "dream voice" for his songs. Yes, I've been in contact with and/or done interviews with P.F. Sloan, Steve Barri, Joel Larson (original drummer of the Bill Fulton- led Grass Roots who later re-joined the group in 1971) and Rob Grill, so I believe that my info on the origins of the group and on the original recordings is as good as any you'll find. Which doesn't mean it's exactly correct, because people's memories tend to get foggy about the 60's, especially if they were there :) But I feel that if I'm going to do a web site on the Grass Roots, I should be as much of an expert as I can, so I've done my research over the years. > Another GS single version that sounds quite different from the stereo > LP version is "Tip of My Tounge"...which sounds like it has more > vocal overdubs, a louder fuzz guitar and is compressed extra hot. > Great song! Never noticed this - I will have to check it out, and annotate it on the site's singles discography. Thanks! > PS: 'Bout time someone did a webpage on this great group!Yeah, I thought > so, too. :) Thanks for the encouragement, though! I can't believe I've found a group of people who actually know who Price & Walsh and Bonner & Gordon and Tony Romeo and Lambert & Potter and Gary Zekley & Mitch Bottler and Jeff Barry and so many other behind-the-scenes geniuses actually are! Of course, that was the essence of Brill Building-school 60's pop, that the folks behind the scenes had much more to do with the music than the people pictured on the covers. Anyway, don't mean to gush, but I'm glad I found you folks! Being new here, I'm not sure of everything that's been reported or answered, so in answer to someone's earlier question about the late, great Tony Romeo, a couple of rarities that I have that he did include a solo single on Bell, with him singing his song "Summer Days", and a self-titled album by a group called "The Trout", on MGM, which was comprised of Tony, his brother Frank and singer Cassandra Morgan. Tony produced the album and wrote ALL of the songs. As a reminder, or for those who don't know, Tony Romeo is best-known as the writer of "I Think I Love You" (and other great Partridge Family songs), "I'm Gonna Make You Mine" by Lou Christie, "Indian Lake" by the Cowsills, and "Welcome Me Love" by the Brooklyn Bridge. BTW, his production company with his brother Frank was called "Wherefore Productions". You know, "Romeo, Romeo, ..." Cute, huh? :) Glenn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 01:10:41 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Re: Smile; Tempo-Stevens; Friedman on WB sampler Kingsley, welcome back; I hear the Calgary Stampede is a real fun event. Some of the prices you quote sound like steals, the Canadian dollar being about 70% of the USD. How is it compared to the pound? And thanks for the Smile speculation; my friend on the other list said he'd pass any info on to me, which I'll post if/when I get it. Niagara wrote: > I have not yet gotten the Tempo-Stevens CD collection that includes a > version of "Why Don't You Do Right?", which was apparently recorded in 1996, > years after I last heard them sing together. Can anyone tell me how their > voices were on it? I have the CD, but can't recheck it as my wife is asleep in the next room; as I remember, it was April singing alone, and she sounded just fine. More when I can re-listen to it. Luis Suarez notes: > I have the Ruthann Freidman LP, "Constant Companion". Fans of Joe Boyd > productions will enjoy this record. It has that Sandy Denny/Fairports > intimate folk feel with a bit more LA pop magic. Thanks, Luis. There was also a track or two from it on (at least) one of the Warner Brothers "loss leaders" samplers; I think a Yahoo search can tell you. Many of these albums, some multiple discs, are worth having, as they contain some unreleased tracks, obscure 45's or artists otherwise long forgotten. (Fifth Avenue Band, anyone?) Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 07:10:33 -0000 From: Glenn Subject: Vini Poncia Hi, I've seen lots about the great Anders/Poncia team here, including some "where are they now?" questions. I don't believe anyone has yet mentioned that Vini Poncia produced Peter Criss' 1978 solo album (the year all four members of Kiss released solo albums) and co-wrote its catchiest song, "You Matter To Me." Criss' album was by far the "poppiest" of the four Kiss solo albums - not surprisingly, given Poncia's involvement and Criss' own songwriting tendencies (he co-wrote the melodic ballad "Beth", which was something of a shock for Kiss fans at the time)- and is worth a look (or a listen). Glenn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 07:14:39 -0000 From: Andrew Hickey Subject: Re: Brian Wilson Smile tour Jon Cook wrote: > I may be wrong, but I believe that Mrs. Wilson posted > on the official BW site that the Master Plan for Smile > was not a live album after all. She also posted on the same day that there wouldn't be a US tour this year - tickets went on sale this week... Personally I don't believe the 'master plan' stuff - but I'd be very surprised if more Smile material didn't make it into the live sets... > Still, The arrangements he and his band have done > of Smile material (ie Wonderful into Cabinessence > and the Our Prayer/Heroes and Villains they did on > Conan O'Brien) are excellent and may, or may not, > be an indication of where BW was going with those > songs back in the day. I doubt it - a lot of those tracks are substantially different. For example he does H&V with the Cantina section *and* the H&V chorus, and there was never a mix like that to my knowledge. And CabinEssence starts on 'Who ran the iron horse' and only has one verse rather than two. I think it's just a question of what works well live. -- The new album Tequila Car Crash coming soon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 12:48:15 -0000 From: Erik Meinen Subject: BILL SODEN Anyone who can tell me more about BILL SODEN? I've tracked down the following 45s by him: - AN ECHO IN YOUR MIND/RAINY DAY (Compass 7004) 1967 - MY MERMAID & ME/STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE (Compass 7012) 1967 - URGE FOR GOING/MONDAY MORNING ROSE (Cotillion 44019) 1968 - SOAKIN' UP SUNSHINE/OLD TIME MOVIES (Epic 5-10363) 1968 I have all these 45s in my collection, except for the "My Mermaid & Me" that I have on tape only (would love to have the original 45....anyone? I've got a spare copy of the "Soakin' up sunshine" 45, so..). Especially the Compass & Cotillion 45s are fantastic pop-sike. "Urge for going" is an amazing version of the Joni Mitchell song. Does anyone know if he made more records? Did he ever made an L.P.? Strange for a singer/songwriter-type of guy to have at least four singles and no album.... All 45s were produced by John Hill. Is this the same John Hill that produced Margo Guryan? For me BILL SODEN falls in the same category of unsung 60s pop-sike heroes like JOHN WONDERLING, ALZO, JOHN BRAHENY, CLICK, MARK ERIC etc. Erik Meinen -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 14:35:56 -0000 From: Matt Howell Subject: bobby jameson Just wanted to let people know that there are CDs of the Bobby Jameson album 'Jameson, Color Him In' that Curt Boettcher produced available at - To find it go to that site and click 'rock' -> 'psychedlic' and scroll down to 'Millennium re'. I can't tell you what the quality is like, though. Matt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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