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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Where's the party
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      2. Boettcher and Calif. Music?
           From: Bill Reed 
      3. FINALLY
           From: Mike Rashkow  
      4. Re: Bonner & Gordon
           From: A.Zweig 
      5. Re: Saturday Morning Playlist
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      6. Bonner, Gordon, AND Grassroots!
           From: unclemeatz 
      7. Re: Where Were You When I Needed You
           From: Lee 
      8. Minuteman records
           From: Ian Chapman 
      9. Arthur Lee & Love on tour
           From: David Parkinson 
     10. Esquerita / Eskew Reeder
           From: Rat Pfink 
     11. Love Generation/Stones
           From: David Ponak 
     12. Archie Comics celebration
           From: Laura Pinto 
     13. Re: Baby Lemonade (was Arthur Lee & Love on tour)
           From: Rat Pfink 
     14. Arthur Lee & Love on tour
           From: Stephanie Campbell 
     15. Arthur Lee & Love on tour
           From: Andrew Hickey 
     16. The Tokens Exposed!
           From: Leonardo Flores 
     17. Arthur Lee & Love on tour
           From: David Parkinson 
     18. The Tokens Exposed!
           From: Mikey 
     19. Re: The Tokens Exposed!
           From: Ian Chapman  
     20. Archie Comics
           From: Dan Hughes 
     21. Re: Arthur Lee & Love on tour
           From: bryan 
     22. Merry-Go-round
           From: David Parkinson 
     23. Re: The Tokens Exposed!
           From: Stephanie Campbell 
     24. Re: Merry-Go-Round
           From: Rat Pfink 
     25. Re: The Tokens/Chiffons Exposed!
           From: Will Stos 


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Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 21:07:48 EDT
   From: Mike Rashkow 
Subject: Re: Where's the party

> > Re: NY Party - I'm in Chatham, NJ just west of NYC (1/2 hour); 
> > Mikey's in Manhattan, Marc's in the area, Jimmy B visits from 
> > Boston. I know Mark F is in Cherry Hill.... I'm on vacation next 
> > week and unavailable each weekend until mid-August, but afterward 
> > maybe some of us could make contact.....

I've been out of the loop.  What party?  Jack Madani's in Princeton, 
NJ, by the way and I can be wherever I want to be pretty much all 
the time.  Now in Saratoga NY where the racing is great.

Rashkovsky



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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2002 10:14:01 -0700 (PDT) From: Bill Reed Subject: Boettcher and Calif. Music? Re: "California Music" by Curt Boettcher, which I have recently purchased. I like this CD a lot and yet it is hard to get a good solid sense of what actually went on here. Poptones go to the trouble of putting out historic reissues that cry out for annotation, but usually I am left feeling no better informed than before I read them. The liner notes tend to be skimpy and in a typeface that's difficult to read. Here are some things that faded youth would like to know about "California Music" * Are the tracks of the title tune "California Music" and "Jamaica Farewell" the same as those released by California Music on RCA? * What is the difference between the mixes of the earlier Japanese Dreamsville release and the Poptones? * Who mixed the Poptones version? * Brian Wilson is listed as a co-producer, but how much input did he truly have in any of this? Same thing with Terry Melcher, another alleged co-producer. I really cannot hear much Melcher input. If Melcher and Bruce Johnston are actually co-producers, why is so little of their playing and singing and songwriting heard here? * Why isn't the truly wonderful California Music track "New York's a Lonely Town" included on the CD? * Who was the group contracted to, if anyone - Together Records or RCA? * Even though only Boettcher and two others are listed as supplying vocals, it is clearly Bruce Johnston who is heard on "Brand New Old Friends". How many others, besides Johnston, are actually heard on the recording. There are only four musicians listed. Clearly there are many more. Who else? Or is it all overdubbing? * What exactly was the release history of material on this CD around the time the music was actually recorded? How much of it appeared on Together Records as singles? The notes author, who is pathologically addicted to ellipsis and phobic about the use of nouns and pronouns, states, "Disappointed that the least adventurous mix had been chosen as the single, Boettcher..." "least adventurous mix" of WHAT TRACK ferkrisakes? * Whose name was "Passionfruit", an alternate title of the CD, originally supposed to be released under? Boettcher or "California Music?" * And, oh yes, recording date? * And any other info that listers might have at their disposal. Thanks in advance. Bill Reed http://communities.msn.com/nickdecaro -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 21:07:52 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: FINALLY A month or two ago I mentioned in this space that I owned a Jean Thomas record titled "You're The Root Of My Evil". It was written by Jean and her brother Don and possibly Bill Szymczyk and produced by Szymczyk too - but I could not remember the label - out of Boston, MA. ...and now, for whomever cares, I do: Minuteman Records. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 14:03:06 -0700 From: A.Zweig Subject: Re: Bonner & Gordon Glenn: > When I wrote to the webmasters about the > lack of response from Garry, they sent me e-mails like "we're > really sorry, we're trying to get him to respond to you, we'll > remind him again." And finally he wrote that one line response > on the board. > I don't know; people are different.So does this comparatively > make Bonner a jerk? Well, I don't know him personally, but in > my book it does. People are different and some of them don't take compliments well. And some of them don't mind a compliment but have trouble responding to long gushing compliments. Especially if they're expected to respond in kind. Or if they get the feeling that the fan wants to be rewarded somehow for the compliments they gave. He may be a jerk but on this evidence, the jury's still out. I think it's cool that the web has given us access to so many of our "heroes" but that doesn't mean they're all going to become our new best friends. It sounds to me like he read your compliments, probably enjoyed them but didn't know how to respond to them. Maybe he got the feeling you wanted a long response, telling little stories, sharing details etc. Maybe he's not in the habit of doing that. Maybe he feels that it's boastful. Maybe he's more humble than that. Maybe he knew that you'd never be satisfied by a simple thank you so he ended up writing nothing. Maybe he doesn't like to focus that much on his past work. Maybe he doesn't like writing long letters. Maybe he's done it in the past but then what happens is the fan responds back with a long letter and he's expected to do it again. And so on.... AZ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 21:07:50 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Saturday Morning Playlist Simon writes: > Green Door - Eskew Reeder Holy God. Eskew Reeder. He was real? I thought it was just some kind of dim memory of a nightmare I once had, you know - this Little Richard wannabee who kept trying to get me to do something unsavoury back in Studio C at Bell Sound when I was young, cute and naive. Scared the da doo ron ron out of me. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 20:15:07 -0500 From: unclemeatz Subject: Bonner, Gordon, AND Grassroots! A response to a few random things... Firstly, the Repertoire Let's Live/Feelings twofer is really outta site. I didn't even know it EXISTED until I stumbled over it at a used CD store. Much cleaner sound on Let's Live than the MCA disc, and in additional to Feelings (which, to my surprise, includes a dubbed-over Sloan demo that late in the game!) they include a few single sides from the period, at least one of which (Depressed Feeling) can't possibly show up on disc anywhere else. Re. the Parrots, that's one thing I DID know about Bonner/Gordon, or at least suspected; I keep getting conflicting stories as to whether they're actually the Parrots. The big evidence in favor of that version of the story, though, is that the one Parrots song I have (on a Billy's Psychedelic Unknowns volume) is "Put The Clock Back On the Wall," covered more famously (and, IMO, in a much better arrangement) by the E-Types. If you don't have that track, whether on Nuggets or elsewhere, seek it out; it's an amazing song. -D -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 22:08:34 -0400 From: Lee Subject: Re: Where Were You When I Needed You Glenn wrote: > And by "officially released", he is contrasting it with the > previous promo-only single sent to radio stations which > unquestionably had Sloan's vocal, since Fulton's band hadn't > even been considered at the time... I'd love to get to the bottom of this myself. I have the MCA, Rhino, and Varese CD releases, as well as the original Dunhill stock 45 and LP, and they all sound like the same vocal to me (and I pride myself on my dog ears!). It sounds to me like someone doing a very good Phil Sloan imitation -- as opposed to Phil himself. So I've always assumed it was Bill Fulton. I've never had the opportunity to listen to a white label promo of the single, but I've always assumed that the "promo only single" referred to by Sloan in interviews was, in fact, an acetate, likely given to a couple of L.A. radio stations as an advance copy to test the waters. And when the single was finally pressed (WLP and stock), it contained the version with Fulton's vocals. I just assumed that "acetate" was translated to "promo only single" for the sake of the average liner notes reader that wouldn't know what an acetate was... Hey Elliot K. -- you're our MCA/Universal connection! Can you shed any light on this one??? Lee -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 14:01:34 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Minuteman records Mike Rashkow wrote: > A month or two ago I mentioned in this space that I owned a > Jean Thomas record titled "You're The Root Of My Evil". > It was written by Jean and her brother Don and possibly Bill > Szymczyk and produced by Szymczyk too....Minuteman Records. Mike, The BMI site credits Jean and Bill as the writers, but doesn't mention Don. I just saw a Minuteman label listing - it shows that Jean's record was issued in '67, and also that the label's first release was in fact by Don: "Turn Her Around"/"Do You Wanna Know", in '66. It seems the label only had ten releases, but some others sound interesting, e.g. Aleta Diehl, "He's A Character"/"Jimmy Love", and the Cadalinas, "Bad Girl"/"Back In Town". Does anybody know these records? Recommended? Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 09:32:36 -0700 From: David Parkinson Subject: Arthur Lee & Love on tour I saw Love last night here in Seattle. If anyone out there is considering seeing Love on this tour, but is worried that maybe it'll be a sad event, with poor old Arthur trotting out the old songs and soldiering through them... think again. His band is on fire, and he is in top form. It was just a stunning, brilliant, uplifting show. Basically, they played everything from Forever Changes, except Old Man (Bryan MacLean's song), plenty from Da Capo (Stephanie Knows Who, Seven and Seven Is, She Comes In Colors, Orange Skies), and My Little Red Book and Signed D.C. from the first album. Also Your Mind And We Belong Together, Singing Cowboy, Everybody's Gotta Live, and a couple others. Does anyone out there have anything to say about Baby Lemonade? They are apparently a pretty hot sh*t band. The guitarist was able to reconstruct the sound and feel of those blistering Johnny Echols solos, and filled in for missing string and horn arrangements really well. Tight tight tight, and Arthur was so clearly grooving on the energy. It was just excellent to see him looking so together and happy. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 13:13:20 -0400 From: Rat Pfink Subject: Esquerita / Eskew Reeder Rashkovsky wrote: >Holy God. Eskew Reeder. He was real? ....... >this Little Richard wannabee Little Richard wannabee? Hardly. Esquirita was there first. Mr. Penniman "borrowed" his wildman '50s persona from Mr. Reeder. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 10:30:07 -0700 From: David Ponak Subject: Love Generation/Stones I have to respectfully disagree with the opinion that the Love Generation material is sub-par. Maybe I'm reacting to the kitsch factor (for which I do have a weakness), but the songs are very inventive and the production and vocal arrangments are nothing less than stunning. The fact that the LG are obviously a bunch of "squares" trying to be very "hip" and "groovy" also enhances the experience for me. This bunch is much stronger the The Sunshine Company! Also, I just got the 21 track "Rolling Stones Remastered" promotional sampler released by Abkco in advance of the August 20 re-release of the catalogue. I may not a picky audiophile; however, I can tell you with assurance that this material sounds amazing! I can't wait to pick up the UK versions of "Between The Buttons" & "Aftermath" as well as "Satanic Magesty's...". Wow!!!! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 17:42:39 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: Archie Comics celebration Did anyone get to go to the big celebration in LA this weekend for the 60th anniversary of Archie comics? Ron Dante was at Pink's Hot Dogs to sing and sign autographs, and with him was Toni Wine!!! The original "candy girl" on "Sugar, Sugar" ("I'm gonna make your life so sweet...") They sang it, of course. I wish I could've been there, but LA is a little far from Florida. I'll be watching the Golden Apple Comics site and the Pinks Hotdogs site for photos! Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 14:22:29 -0400 From: Rat Pfink Subject: Re: Baby Lemonade (was Arthur Lee & Love on tour) > Does anyone out there have anything to say about Baby Lemonade? > They are apparently a pretty hot sh*t band. I've got a couple Baby Lemonade CDs and they're both quite good. If you're into any of the retro-pop bands like Wondermints or Apples In Stereo, you'll probably dig 'em. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 15:24:48 -0700 From: Stephanie Campbell Subject: Arthur Lee & Love on tour I read somewhere that Arthur had gone to jail for a little while - is that true? Are there still a lot of Love fans out there that go to see them? It's hard for me to think of them as an oldies act.... Stephanie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 18:31:54 -0000 From: Andrew Hickey Subject: Arthur Lee & Love on tour > I saw Love last night here in Seattle. If anyone out there is > considering seeing Love on this tour, but is worried that maybe > it'll be a sad event, with poor old Arthur trotting out the old > songs and soldiering through them... think again. His band is on > fire, and he is in top form. It was just a stunning, brilliant, > uplifting show. I have to agree with this. I saw him the same week as Brian Wilson came to town (you wait all your life for *one* eccentric Californian psych-pop genius...) and my friend who attended both gigs actually preferred the Arthur Lee one. While I disagreed with him, I thought it was a justifiable opinion - which should tell you something about just how astonishing these shows are. > Basically, they played everything from Forever Changes, except > Old Man (Bryan MacLean's song), plenty from Da Capo (Stephanie > Knows Who, Seven and Seven Is, She Comes In Colors, Orange Skies), > and My Little Red Book and Signed D.C. from the first album. Also > Your Mind And We Belong Together, Singing Cowboy, Everybody's Gotta > Live, and a couple others. Sounds pretty much like the set I saw, where they did the three post Forever Changes tracks you list (with the obligatory Instant Karma section in Everybody's Gotta Live), all of Forever Changes except Old Man and The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This (it was the first time Arthur Lee had ever done The Daily Planet live), everything off side one of Da Capo, and the songs you mention plus a few more I forget from the first album. One of the best set lists ever, and in my top 10 all time gigs. > Does anyone out there have anything to say about Baby Lemonade? > They are apparently a pretty hot sh*t band. The guitarist was > able to reconstruct the sound and feel of those blistering Johnny > Echols solos, and filled in for missing string and horn > arrangements really well. Tight tight tight, and Arthur was so clearly > grooving on the energy. It was just excellent to see him looking so > together and happy. Oh yeah - they're a fantastic band, but they *could* do with a keyboard player to fill out some of the missing parts, particularly from the Da Capo stuff. Incidentally the support act for this tour is Stew from The Negro Problem, and his set alone would be worth the admission - but Arthur Lee is who Mick Jagger wishes he could be... http://www.stealthmunchkin.com The new album Tequila Car Crash coming soon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 19:34:22 -0000 From: Leonardo Flores Subject: The Tokens Exposed! On Sunday July 28th I had the honor of talking to Phil and Mitch Margo of the Tokens at the Sequoia Record meet in Buena Park. They were able to answer a lot of my questions concerning the Tokens career as performers and producers. Schoolhouse Rock: The song that the Tokens performed for the Schoolhouse Rock children's educations show was "Gravity." But a second unreleased song was also recorded, a song called "Metric" but it wasn't used because of the US not converting to the metric system. Wheels: The Tokens third LP was a Hot Rod LP called "Wheels" featuring one of the best LP covers of the era as well as some of the best Hot Rod music. The entire LP was recorded in a week's time! They were asked to record it on Monday and the LP was finished by Friday. RCA Reissues: Phil told me that much of Tokens RCA catalog is going to finally be released on the Bear Family label out of Germany - so I know it's going to be good! Bass Sounds: Some of the best-recorded bass are on BT Puppy and Tokens releases. Phil told me that most of the time they had two basses on each track one playing the bass line, the other an octave above. That's how they achieved such a full bass sound. Denise: Randy and the Rainbows' track "Denise" is actually made up of two different takes that were edited together to make the final product on Rust. He also said they received $1,500 dollars to record the song, which was a lot for the day. As they put their own cash in the project, it was mostly profit. After a couple of weeks the song went nowhere, but since Jubilee put so much money into the project, the Tokens were able to put pressure on them to keep the song promoted for another week. If it weren't for third week of promotion, the song wouldn't have been a hit. Intercourse: For those of you who didn't know, the cover of the original release of the Tokens LP "Intercourse" had just the word "Intercourse" printed on it with the definition underneath. Back Catalog & Jubilee Records: Also didn't know that BT Puppy was a partner label between The Tokens and Jubilee Records. Who owns the BT Puppy Back Catalog? Other than the Happenings' catalog, The Tokens still own the catalog, but on the downside of all this, most of the tapes to all the songs recorded on the label are now lost and cannot be located. The Happenings' catalog went to Jubilee as part of the deal when The Happenings decided to leave BT Puppy and self-produce on Jubilee. Green Plant: The mildly psych Tokens song called "Green Plant" was based on a real plant in the BT Puppy offices. Phil told me that no one took care of the plant but by some miracle it stayed alive. Somebody ask them if they could write a song about a plant, and Green Plant was the result. Amanda Ambrose, who also did a version of the song on BT Puppy, played the song at religious services as the words of the song were very positive and went along with the doctrine of her beliefs. Phil and Mitch Margo are great and blessed people who performed some of the finest and positive songs of the 1960s and 70s and even perform up to today. These guys couldn't be more gracious ("pull up a chair Leo...") - they signed all my Tokens and Cross Country LPs (but dang! I forgot my Chiffons LP!...UG!!) and answered all my questions as best as they can. A First Class act, as Mitch Margo would say. "Every second is a Miracle." Cheers Leonardo Flores PS I have a phone number of a gent who was interested in reissuing the Sundae Train LP on BT Puppy but cannot locate a copy. Please email me privately if you have a copy of that LP, I would like to hear it as well! Thanks LF -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 13:06:28 -0700 From: David Parkinson Subject: Arthur Lee & Love on tour Stephanie asked: > I read somewhere that Arthur had gone to jail for a little > while - is that true? Are there still a lot of Love fans > out there that go to see them? Yeah, he was put away for about 6 years (of an 11-year sentence). Supposedly he fired off a gun during a dispute with a neighbor. This is causing him some trouble with the Canadian border authorities, who prevented the band from getting to Vancouver the night before the Seattle show. I think they still have quite a good following; especially since they continue to get more and more critical attention and exposure as time goes on. Having Elektra do such a nice job with the repackaging of the first three albums must be helping bring them to the attention of new fans as well. It seemed to be a pretty mixed crowd last night: definitely plenty of older folks, but quite a lot of people in their 20s. Anyway, I was worried that the show would be like one of those self-congratulatory oldies shows (case in point: that terrible smug Moody Blues Live At The Royal Albert Hall show that our local PBS station keeps in heavy rotation). But Arthur Lee had the poise and the attitude of a much younger man. In fact, if he has mellowed at all over the years, it makes me wonder just how intense Love must have been in 1965. Scary. It occurred to me during the show that I was really just psyched about the fact that Arthur Lee was free and able to tour again on the strength of the old material. But he was putting on such a good show that I started thinking in terms of new material... here's hoping. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 16:37:42 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: The Tokens Exposed! Leonardo Flores: > On Sunday July 28th I had the honor of talking to Phil and Mitch > Margo of the Tokens....... I wish you would have asked them where the multitracks of the Chiffons' tracks are. I've heard they have them, and I've also heard they don't. Your Friend, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 20:41:18 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re: The Tokens Exposed! Some great stories and useful fax 'n' info there, Leonardo. Especially liked the "Green Plant" story - apart from Amanda Ambrose's version, I remember that Lady Flash did it on their "Street Singin'" LP in the late 70s. But sad news about the loss of the BT Puppy tapes. I guess this means no reissue of the Chiffons' "My Secret Love" album, nor Beverly Warren and Andrea Carroll's "Back to Back" set. Shame... Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 13:47:06 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Archie Comics Laura, I'm on a group of old-time radio fans, and one of the other members is the guy who played Jughead on the radio version of Archie, back in the late 40's/early 50's. His name is Hal Stone and he's quite a character. I'm sure he'd love to hear from Archie fans. Contact me offlist for his email address. (By the way, Archie on that show was played by Bob Hastings, who later played Lt. Elroy Carpenter on McHale's Navy, and Betty was played by Rosemary Rice. All three of these folks still appear at old-time-radio conventions around the country). Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 13:49:23 -0700 From: bryan Subject: Re: Arthur Lee & Love on tour Stephanie asked: > > I read somewhere that Arthur had gone to jail for a little > > while - is that true? Are there still a lot of Love fans > > out there that go to see them? David replied: > Yeah, he was put away for about 6 years (of an 11-year sentence). > Supposedly he fired off a gun during a dispute with a neighbor. This has been discussed at length online, and those articles are easy enough to find (links are provided to Love sites below), but it was actually a friend of Arthur's, visiting from New Zealand, who shot the gun, according to Arthur. His sentence was eventually overturned and he was released from prison last year. > I think they still have quite a good following; especially since > they continue to get more and more critical attention and exposure > as time goes on. The shows seem to be selling out and garnering a lot of attention... and I saw the band twice in L.A. and they were great!! > Having Elektra do such a nice job with the > repackaging of the first three albums must be helping bring them > to the attention of new fans as well. It was actually Warners' UK division that repackaged the first two albums, and Rhino (working directly for the Elektra/Traditions imprint) who did the 'Forever Changes' deluxe reissue. All are very nice. > It occurred to me during the show that I was really just psyched > about the fact that Arthur Lee was free and able to tour again on > the strength of the old material. But he was putting on such a > good show that I started thinking in terms of new material... > here's hoping. Arthur plans on returning to the studio after the Summer 2002 tour, in September, I think, to record new songs. He's been negotiating a new recording contract since March or so. For more info on the tour, and other Arthur Lee and Love info, check out these websites: http://www.lovewitharthurlee.com/ Official site http://home.hetnet.nl/~doorsbootlegs/love/usadiary1.html (Mike Randle's tour diary) http://home1.inet.tele.dk/tks/index.htm http://www.indie44.com/love/lovelinks.html -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 13:51:23 -0700 From: David Parkinson Subject: Merry-Go-round Is there some reason why no one has reissued the Merry-Go-Round on CD? Except for 4 tracks on the Emitt Rhodes collection "Listen, Listen", there seems to be nothing available. Criminal. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 18:06:27 -0700 From: Stephanie Campbell Subject: Re: The Tokens Exposed! Leonardo: > On Sunday July 28th I had the honor of talking to Phil and Mitch > Margo of the Tokens at the Sequoia Record meet in Buena Park. Did they say anything about "Portrait of Our Love"? That is my fave song by them. Stephanie PS I'm assuming they don't talk to the Chiffons anymore since the royalty dispute -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 17:55:14 -0400 From: Rat Pfink Subject: Re: Merry-Go-Round David Parkinson: >Is there some reason why no one has reissued the Merry-Go-Round >on CD? Yeah, somebody definitely ought to. Even the Rhino "Best of" reissue LP is long out-of-print and hard to find these days.... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 22:07:49 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: The Tokens/Chiffons Exposed! Stephanie Campbell wrote: > PS I'm assuming they don't talk to the Chiffons anymore since > the royalty dispute Was this the original royalty dispute in 1964 or something more recent? If it's the 1964 spat, I thought it was all resolved. Did the Tokens continue to produce the Chiffons until they left Laurie? And speaking of the Chiffons, since I absolutely adore them, does anyone know if there are any unreleased tracks in the Laurie vaults? "He's A Bad One" was released in 1986, but I haven't seen anything not already available somewhere already since that time. And, it is a shame to hear that the "My Secret Love" master tapes are gone. Oh well, it'll just mean one of our enterprising Spectropop reissue guys will have to use "pristine vinyl" to bring it onto CD!!! Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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