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Spectropop - Digest Number 551



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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 16 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Love Generation
           From: Paul 
      2. Hanky Panky
           From: John Rausch 
      3. Re:Merry-Go-Round
           From: tymespan 
      4. Re: Voola !
           From: Mike rashkow 
      5. Minuteman records
           From: masterswng@aol.com
      6. Sunshine, Orange Skies & other things
           From: Bobster 
      7. Merry-Go-Round/Stones
           From: Dave Swanson 
      8. Minuteman Records
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      9. The Tokens Exposed!
           From: Stefan Wriedt 
     10. Re: Archie Comics
           From: Roger Smith 
     11. Re: Merry-Go-Round
           From: Lou Bova 
     12. Re: Merry-Go-Round
           From: Laura 
     13. Re: The Tokens Exposed!
           From: Stephen Popkin 
     14. Re: chiffons
           From: David Bell 
     15. Grass Roots!!!
           From: Alan Gordon 
     16. Re: Maggie Stredder
           From: Carole Gibson 


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Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 00:04:52 -0000
   From: Paul 
Subject: Love Generation

I also disagree that they are sub-par.  I love this CD, full 
of great tracks; "You","Not Be Found", "Love In Me", "Leaves 
Go Grey", "Magic Land", "Love Is A Rainy Sunday".  There are 
quite a few fillers but they still sound great so who cares,
those boys could SING & Tommy Oliver's production is wonderful.

Paul R




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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 20:25:43 -0400 From: John Rausch Subject: Hanky Panky Can any Poppers give some details on a disc by the Summits on Rust doing the Barry/Greenwich song "Hanky Panky"? I've seen it in an auction and was interested in its worthiness to my collection. I have heard of it but never actually HEARD it. So, relying on someone to "spill the beans". Thanks, John Rausch -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 20:43:45 EDT From: tymespan Subject: Re:Merry-Go-Round The Merry Go Round LP was reissued in Japan (with no bonus tracks), but is currently out of print. Emitt Rhodes' LPs "The American Dream" & his 1st Dunhill LP are both in print in Japan and "Mirror" & "Farewell To Paradise" are due in August. Unfortunately no bonus tracks. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 21:42:47 EDT From: Mike rashkow Subject: Re: Voola ! Simon writes: > "Esquerita And The Voola" has to be heard to be believed! I'll check it out. A madman for sure! Rashkowsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 21:55:23 EDT From: masterswng@aol.com Subject: Minuteman records Ian wrote: > .....Minuteman label listing.....Jean's record was issued > in '67....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? Sorry, I know nothing. But thanks for the additional info--always interesting. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 02:05:39 -0000 From: Bobster Subject: Sunshine, Orange Skies & other things Love Generation vs Sunshine Company? Both terrific. LG delicately toes the line between MOR a la Claudine Longet and psych/folk. SC may have had a somewhat wider following - they're more like Peter, Paul & Mary on amphetamines or something. I felt privileged indeed to get a response from Phil Margo to my gushing complimentary E-mail. It took well over a month but it was worth the wait. He apologetically informed me that Hank Medress is "a non-player, so much for that", but he and Mitch are in constant communication with Jay Siegel. What a kick that was! Bill Corelle of Teddy & the Pandas corresponded several times. Guess it all depends on who and when. Strangely enough, never heard from the Del-Vetts, who were just as big here in Chicago as Teddy & the Pandas were in Boston. (Bill C is a Cubs fan; that might be why!!) Wish I could have been there for Arthur Lee & Love!! (Feel your heart beating/Yum bum bum bum......) INDEED!!! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 21:07:02 -0500 From: Dave Swanson Subject: Merry-Go-Round/Stones Yeah...where the hell is The Merry-Go-Round Anthology?? An underrated band if ever there was one. Fantastic stuff! All their recordings could easily fit on a single disc. Sundazed? Rhino? Anyone? On another topic... I beg to differ on the Stones remasters. I also heard that same sampler, and while it is an improvment on the initial cd's, it still lacks the sound (soul) of the original LPs! A-B "Monkey Man" with the new remaster and the original LP. The bass is rounder and fuller on the LP and when the band kicks in, once again the vinyl packs more crack in the whip. The other, maybe obvious, complaint is that there are no bonus tracks, no deluxe packaging, and they are stereo? Anyone with any ear whatsoever can attest that the early Stones LPs in MONO are the only way to go. The other question is, when the hell did everyone become a goddamned audiophile? CDs, Super Audio, DVD Audio?!? Does anyone who is deeply into this crap even like the music? I think not. If the major labels think everyone is going to switch over to Super Audio or DVD Audio and re-re-buy all their favorite records...well.... they may be right. Consumers are nuts and the majors know that - however, consumers are getting fed up with the endless re-mastering of titles that have already been "upgraded" within the last few years. Where will it all end? Some CDs do sound amazing - the CCR remasters for example - but usually, they still don't match up to the dear old LP. I can't wait for the forthcoming Deluxe Ultra Master Super Surround Sound Extra Plus CD format. It's supposed to sound like you are right there inside the speaker in the control booth...you actually become a tweeter (or perhaps a Woofer in Tweeters clothing - God bless the Mael brothers). Yeah, that'll be the ultimate. Till they come up with another format that is. DSZILCH -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 10:23:45 -0000 From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Minuteman Records Ian wrote: > .....Minuteman label listing.....Jean's record was issued > in '67....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? Sorry, I know nothing. But thanks for the additional info--always interesting. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 12:36:23 +0200 From: Stefan Wriedt Subject: The Tokens Exposed! A note (almost) directly from Bear Family. As of today, (30th July 2002), The Tokens box set is shelved because there's no way to sell any good number of copies after Collectables will put out these "2 albums on 1 CD" things. Sorry for the bad news! Stefan Leonardo Flores wrote: > 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! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 09:27:22 -0400 From: Roger Smith Subject: Re: 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). Straying a bit from the topic ... a couple of years ago an issue of "Jughead" comics included a story where Jughead makes up a bedtime fable to tell a little girl. In the fable, Jughead visits the land of the "Hairyheads." Some of us who are fans of Harry Nilsson have adopted the label "Harryheads." The story Jughead tells is filled with references to Nilsson ("I'll do it on Monday", the Hairyheads wear bathrobes, Arrow from "The Point!" makes a cameo, etc). Craig Boldman who wrote the script for the issue is, obviously, a fan of Nilsson. He's also a Beatles fan and he and artist Henry Scarpelli will sometimes include a subtle or not-so-subtle Beatles reference in the "Archive" daily comic strip they create. Roger http://www.harrynilsson.com/ P.S. ... I "discovered" Spectropop when doing some research on the "New Nilsson Songs" album. The article about it in the Spectropop archives has more info about the LP than any other source I found. Thanks! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 10:22:12 -0700 From: Lou Bova Subject: Re: Merry-Go-Round Where does one find most interesting pop CDs released?... that's right Japan. I obtained a copy of Merry-Go-Round's "You're A Very Lovely Woman - Live"(POCM -2015) Cd back in 1995. It was released by Polydor K.K. (Japan) as part of their A & M Nice Price 1800 series (1800 yen). As usual, these type of titles are deleted in Japan almost at the time of issue. The only other place I've found Merry-Go-Round material was on the Varese Sarabande release "Listen, Listen - The Best Of Emitt Rhodes" (VSD-5591). This release contained 5 Merry-Go- Round songs including the single version of "Time Will Show The Wiser" as well as "Listen, Listen" & "She Laughed Loud" from the deleted Rhino "Best Of ..." This release is rounded out with 14 songs from Emitt's solo gems ("Emitt Rhodes" to "Farewell To Paradise"), "Tame The Lion" (1972 Dunhill single) and "Isn't It So" (1980 unreleased). Maybe if enough people who are interested in Merry-Go-Round drop a line on Rhino they may consider releasing a CD via Rhino Handmade or that new label started by either Richard Foos or Harold Bronson (I can't remember which one of those guys is doing it). Since they put out "The Best Of..." way back when, I've got to assume someone at Rhino has a soft spot for Merry-Go-Round! Lou Bova -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 14:53:03 +0000 From: Laura Subject: Re: Merry-Go-Round The Merry-Go-Round CD was available as a Japanese import about 5 or so years ago. Also, Amazon is selling the American Dream CD. Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 11:55:38 -0400 From: Stephen Popkin Subject: Re: The Tokens Exposed! Stefan: > A note (almost) directly from Bear Family. As of today, > (30th July 2002), The Tokens box set is shelved because there's > no way to sell any good number of copies after Collectables > will put out these "2 albums on 1 CD" things. Which LPs are Collectables doing? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 13:55:59 EDT From: David Bell Subject: Re: chiffons Well, I have the virgin vinyl, a never played Chiffons LP on BT Puppy from Australia. Now who has the energy and wherewithal to get it released? David. P.S. I received my Dusty magazine today and was surprised to read that Maggie Stredder has written an autobiography. Did you know about this? Where can I get hold of a copy? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 11:44:43 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Grass Roots!!! Hey Glennnn (and all Grass Roots fans): Thanx for all the information on the Roots. I am a huge fan of their work... all incarnations. It's amazing to me that after their initial "explosion" onto the rock scene as the Sloan-Barri studio band, that the guys in that "second band" had what it took to write, "belt-out," and record some really tasty material. I remember waiting in my family's '67 Rambler station wagon in the parking lot of their favorite restaurant on a rocky beach in foggy Pacifica (just 15 minutes south of scenic San Francisco [spoken in late '60's dj voice]) listening to "Temptation Eyes" for the first time, on the car stereo, while waiting for my folks to finish their coffee. Whew. It was my senior year and I was madly in love with at least 3 girls that I don't think I ever even spoke to in high school... and that song still makes me a little weak with that feeling of pubescent breathless new-love. I was thinking that, in my case, the pubescent "wonder" lasted a bit longer than it did with most of my friends, but now I realize, it never even leveled-off at all after puberty. Must be the junk food. I've read everything that I can on these talented fellas and I'm still confused, so it's great that you are working up a thoughtful and informative website on the guys. As an aside: The "Where Were Your When I Needed 'Ya'" album on Varese is great. Lotsa bonus tracks and two pages of very small type, single spaced "misinformation" (kidding) on this album and the group. best dishes, albabe PS: One more aside: Now that you're doing this ultimate site on the Grass Roots, all I need to satiate my life's needs (kidding again... I'm not that shallow... or easy, for that matter... I hope) is a good site on the Lovin' Spoonful. All I can find is a pathetic one for John Sebastian that barely mentions the Spoonful and has a terrible discography, and an "official" Spoonful site that is more about the other guys in the band and their touring, than about the major musical force of the Spoonful (no offense to the other guys, especially the great guitar playing of Zal). -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 23:11:22 +0100 From: Carole Gibson Subject: Re: Maggie Stredder Re: Maggie Stredder's biography. I didn't get my Dusty Bulletin today, but if the book is 'The Girl With The Glasses', I got it at a show Maggie did with the Vernons last year and she also brought along some copies to Dusty Day in April. I doubt if it's available in the shops but there is an address on the back of the book. It's Showbiz Publications, PO Box 692A, Surbiton, Surrey KT5 8DZ. I should add that it's not a long book, just over a hundred pages. Carole x -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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