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Spectropop - Digest Number 552



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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
                   http://www.spectropop.com/Jamie.htm
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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Click 45s
           From: james botticelli 
      2. Re: Merry-Go-Round
           From: Billy Spradlin 
      3. Re: Voola !
           From: james botticelli 
      4. Re: Maggie Stredder
           From: MarkWirtz11@aol.com
      5. Re: Rashkovsky's RV
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      6. Re: Merry Go Round on CD
           From: unclemeatz 
      7. Re: Merry-Go-Round/Stones
           From: Dave Swanson 
      8. Hanky Panky
           From: Martin Roberts 
      9. Re: Rick Cunha - (I'm a ) Yo-Yo Man
           From: james botticelli 
     10. Re: Maggie Stredder
           From: Mark Wirtz 
     11. Re: Maggie Stredder
           From: David Bell 
     12. Re: Voola !
           From: simon white 
     13. Penniman clones
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
     14. Rolling Stones remasters
           From: Lou Bova 
     15. Re: chiffons
           From: Will Stos 
     16. Re: Bunker Hill
           From: Phil Milstein 
     17. Debby Boone
           From: Jack Madani 
     18. The Summits' "Hanky Panky"
           From: Stuffed Animal 
     19. The Tokens Exposed!
           From: Stefan Wriedt 
     20. Blades Of Grass........
           From: Joe Foster 
     21. Emmit, Merry-Go-Round
           From: Alan Gordon 
     22. Re: Phil on Juke Box Jury / Mystery 45
           From: Phil Chapman 
     23. Re: Debby Boone
           From: james botticelli 
     24. Re: Debby Boone
           From: Phil Chapman 
     25. Re: Blades Of Grass........
           From: Phil Chapman 


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Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 22:26:49 -0400
   From: james botticelli 
Subject: Re: Click 45s

Erik wrote:
> I have the "Click" L.P. (ABC 677) with "Many Times Jimbo" 
> being my favourite track. I'm still looking for two non-LP 
> 45s that he made on Laurie:
> Girl with a mind/Rainmaker (Laurie ????)

Laurie... and great

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Laurie 3365 - Sun Come Up/Drifters Medley 1966  
Laurie 3402 - Dancing Babies/Fat Lady In The Wicker Chair 1967  
Laurie 3419 - Girl With A Mind/Rainmaker 1968 



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Message: 2 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 02:44:35 -0000 From: Billy Spradlin Subject: Re: Merry-Go-Round Check out http://www.emittrhodes.net/ It has truckloads of information about him and his albums, lyrics, even a few MP3s of live TV appearances. Last year they were polling to see if they wanted a 70's rarities-outtakes compilation. I hope this CD is still in the works. One Way Records has released Emitt's first (and best IMHO) ABC solo album on CD and Edsel records in the UK released a best-of under the (dumb) title "Daisy Fresh From Hawthorne" which has several tracks not on "Listen Listen". You can get both CD's from amazon.com! Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 22:53:02 -0400 From: james botticelli Subject: Re: Voola ! Simon writes: > "Esquerita And The Voola" has to be heard to be believed! Mike Rashkow: > I'll check it out. A madman for sure! Has anyone heard Bunker Hill? Another screamin' brutha who had one song resurrected for the "Back From The Grave" garage rock LP series called "The Girl Can't Dance". Atypical of the other guitar-based tunes on the albums. Still looking for info on him.... -- Jimmy Botticelli Taking The E-Z...Way Out! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 21:15:10 EDT From: MarkWirtz11@aol.com Subject: Re: Maggie Stredder Carole Gibson writes: > 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. Would you mind telling me who the publisher of that book is? Ta, Mark Wirtz -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 21:46:28 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Rashkovsky's RV Jim Cassidy writes: > I'm still trying to figure out how you drove the motorhome to > Europe. Pontoons? Shipped it First Class via Air France Rashkowsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 20:49:21 -0500 From: unclemeatz Subject: Re: Merry Go Round on CD Hopefully I'm not late in the game here...to answer the question that was posed, there actually *was* briefly a reissue of the Merry Go Round availible from A&M Japan. I acquired a copy earlier this year, and CDR'd it before selling it on eBay (heck, I needed the cash), so if anyone's interested, please do contact me. It'll come back in print eventually, but the Japanese disc was a great placeholder; no bonus tracks, but absolutely stellar sound. And FWIW, all of Emitt's solo albums (INCLUDING American Dream) are currently in print in Japan. -D -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 00:22:10 -0500 From: Dave Swanson Subject: Re: Merry-Go-Round/Stones By the way. If/when any of you get the Stones remasters, listen to "Ruby Tuesday". Something here is messed up! The lead vocal seems too loud and the double tracked vocal seems buried, if there at all! When Mick hits the first chorus, it sounds off key! It's pretty sterile sounding and there is indeed something missing there. Some of the stuff on the sampler does sound cool, but I'll have to wait for the individual cd's to make a clear call. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 07:52:14 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Hanky Panky John asked; > Can any Poppers give some details on a disc by the Summits on > Rust doing the Barry/Greenwich song "Hanky Panky"? Bid to win! sure you'll like it, typically it's "A Bright Tunes Production", grittier than their usual style. My copy is on Harmon Records 1017, a-side "He's An Angel", even better! Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 22:23:43 -0400 From: james botticelli Subject: Re: Rick Cunha - (I'm a ) Yo-Yo Man Country Paul: >> Speaking of Records by Pete, they had an 45 by [Rick] Cunha >> (of Hearts and Flowers) and [Jim] Dawson (later a solo singer- >> songwriter) called "Yo-Yo Man." Clever and well-done novelty >> song, but the vocals worked because they were "character" >> voices with an undertone of poignancy. Any input on this label? Den Lindquist: > Ah, "Yo-Yo Man"... > A 1974 single from the fledgling GRC label - not sure where the > label called home (Nashville??), but this label hit the charts > with Sammy Johns (Chevy Van) and East LA Car Pool (Like They Say > In LA) in the mid-70s. > I was a radio music director in '74, and remember the GRC > promo-woman taking me out to lunch to pitch one of the label's > early acts, Ripple, a band that was attempting to ride the wave > of popularity of the beverage of the same name (neither was very > good). Press kit included a wine-skin (unused, if I remember) > that's still lying around here somewhere... Ripple, the funk band? Not so good? Our paths diverge here bro'. Their LP fetches mucho DeNiro, not that this makes it good, but they are the guys who did "I Don't Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky" which was sampled by Kid 'n' Play in 88 or so and is a real hard to find item and one I find extremely righteous in a hard funk vein. Wanna part with the press kit? -- Jimmy Botticelli Taking The E-Z...Way Out! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 10:09:50 -0000 From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Re: Maggie Stredder Carole Gibson writes: > 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. Would you mind telling me who the publisher of that book is? Ta, Mark Wirtz -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 06:20:46 EDT From: David Bell Subject: Re: Maggie Stredder I did eventually check on amazon.co.uk and Maggie's book is available there. David. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 12:42:13 +0100 From: simon white Subject: Re: Voola ! james botticelli wrote: > Has anyone heard Bunker Hill? He was the lead singer with The Mighty Clouds Of Joy, under another name, apparently [his real name was David Walker, I think]. 'Hide And Go Seek' and 'Little Red Riding Hood' are in the same vein, real screaming black rock and roll a la Little Richard, but without the....finesse - and there's a word you wouldn't usually use in that context! Check out Big Danny Oliver, Screaming Joe Neal, Hamonica Fats, Pretty Boy [Don Covay], and Joe Tex for other stuff. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 13:27:51 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Penniman clones Interesting to read the bits about Esquerita - made me recall another Little Richard influenced track that rocks a good deal...try "Strollie Bun" by The Blonde Bomber (aka Walter Rhodes)! It was on Hull Records in 1960, and can be found on Westside's great double CD "The Hull/Mascot Story" WESD 222 from 2000. It was I believe the last in their series of label story issues (End, Gone and other Goldner businesses), and musically to my mind was the strongest and most varied. All are well worth picking up if you see them at reasonable prices. So, several folk have sprung to the defence of The Love Generation...I shall find time to re-visit them with an open mind! Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 09:10:21 -0700 From: Lou Bova Subject: Rolling Stones remasters Call me crazy, nutty or just plan paranoid but a few years back (1998 or so) my buddy who did (& still does) the import buying for Sam The Record Man in Toronto brought in the Stones catalogue from England to sell alongside the (at the time) North American version due to the rumour that the catalogue was quietly remastered for the British market. Well they came in and we A/B'd some of our faves to see if there was a difference and our verdict was that there was. The scope of the soundscape was wide open just like you find on a lot of Japanese releases. and the overall sound was much more clean & defined. All this talk of a remastered Stones catalogue makes me a bit vary. Has anyone caught wind of who and when this remastering job was actually done? I get a suspicious feeling that Abkco did do the remastering back in '97/'98, kept it quiet, the Polygram/Universal contract ran out in '99 and Abkco laid in the weeds for a few years which gives credence to the "remastering" marketing of the Stones catalogue here in 2002. Throwing the CDs out as Super Audio CDs or whatever just adds icing to the cake. I agree with Dave Swanson about the mono versions of the early releases. Like all releases back then, more time was spent on the mono mix and usually an assistant engineer was left with the duties of the stereo mix. My mono LPs have a kick that the stereo ones just don't have either on LP or CD. Hell, if they want us all to cough up more dough for something we all own about 4 times give us something to get excited about. Even the hardcore collectors have a breaking point. (And the major labels still wonder why people are at home burning CDs from downloads ?!?!) Lou Bova -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 13:06:00 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: chiffons David Bell wrote: > 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? Sadly I have the energy and enthusiasm, but no experience with reissue labels or getting publishing rights. I just hope some nice Spectropopper will release the Chiffons' extensive catalogue on a new compilation - preferably 2-CDs!!!!! If I knew how and had any business sense I would. Over the last 10 years there hasn't been a really good compilation released that doesn't just repeat tracks already available on another CD. Tracks from Sweet Talkin' Guy, and My Secret Love, and the later singles are killer! But where are they? If anyone knows how to approach a reissue label about this, please let us/me know. Will : ) ps thanks for the info David! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 08:49:53 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Bunker Hill > Has anyone heard Bunker Hill? Another screamin' brutha who had > one song resurrected for the "Back From The Grave" garage rock > LP series called "The Girl Can't Dance". Atypical of the other > guitar-based tunes on the albums. Still looking for info on him.... Protege of Link Wray, also from the Maryland backwoods. That's the Wraymen backing up the Hill-man on The Girl Can't Dance, and I believe all his other sides. Kicks mag got the goods on him in one of their last issues. --Phil Milstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 14:43:51 -0000 From: Jack Madani Subject: Debby Boone I was transferring a few vinyl things to digital and came across someone that folks may not have thought of as being in the Spectropoppy vein: Debby Boone. Remember her treacly 1977 monster hit "You Light Up My Life," from the treacly movie of the same name? Well, on the heels of that surprise hit she put out an LP also called You Light Up My Life. Side 1 featured more of the same kind of bland Joe Brooks songwriting and production as graced YLUML; but then all of a sudden side 2 started to not suck! Produced by either Mike Lloyd or Mike Curb, Debby is joined by her three sisters in a reasonably fair approximation of a girlgroup sound. These are the songs on side 2 of the LP: From Me To You (Lennon/McCartney) Baby I'm Yours (Van McCoy) When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes (Holland/Dozier/Holland) End Of The World (Kent/Dee) Hasta Manana (Anderson/Anderson/Ulvaeus) There's even a tune co-written and produced by Bob Gaudio, "When I Look At You My Love." These girlgroup type cuts do bear the stamp of their vintage, 1977, with elements of that big sort country-crossover orchestration typical of Kenny Rogers or Dolly Parton (most notably in the helium-high upper octave string parts and the acoustic guitar noodling), but taken as an attempt to recreate an updated girlgroup sound they aren't too bad. I'm especially fond of Baby I'm Yours. But even better is a non-LP track the Boone sisters cut which was released as the B-side of Debby's 45 of YLUML. Get this: they recorded He's A Rebel! It's got a crunchy electric rhythm guitar, a good sax solo, and sleigh bells in the percussion! With a good compressed overall sound, it's about the last thing one would expect to be on the flipside of that particular 45. I just had to share this with folks, so I've played it to musica. Enjoy. jack -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 17:06:13 +0000 From: Stuffed Animal Subject: The Summits' "Hanky Panky" John Rausch: > 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". This may be the first cover of The Raindrops' "Hanky Panky" ever to be released. I don't know the release details, but I do know that an early Jeff Barry-Artie Resnick song, "He's An Angel", is on the flipside. I'd say it's collectible! Stuffed Animal -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 12:22:09 +0200 From: Stefan Wriedt Subject: 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. Stephen: Which LPs are Collectables doing? as it looks now, the RCA albums ... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 23:32:23 +0100 From: Joe Foster Subject: Blades Of Grass........ A long shot for you listers, but do you or anyone you know have the following singles..... By the Blades Of Grass..... You Turned Off The Sun (Jubilee 5622) Charlie And Fred (Jubilee 5616) Somebody must have!!!!! I'm in the midst of mastering a project, and the tapes of these two have absconded somewhere between Roulette's old vault and Abbey Road.......if anyone can help, there may well be a beer in it!....... later Joe PS.....still no Marshall Lieb experts then, eh?..... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 15:43:13 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Emmit, Merry-Go-Round Billy Spradlin: > I would love to see Emmits other 3 albums on CD (The American > Dream, Mirror and Farewell to Paradise). There are bootlegs > from the UK available but are all from vinyl. > I lucked out and found his last 2 ABC ablums in great shape at > a local record store here in East Texas. I need to sit down and > copy them to a CD-R - been too busy to do so! If I'm not mistaken, One-Way records did a reissue of Emmit's first album. I don't think it was from vinyl, but the sound was a bit muffled, if I remember correctly. Okeee, so, let's get whoever is interested and start licensing this great stuff. I'm a commercial artist and have done some CD art etc., so we got dat covered. Anyone wanna lend their talents and give it a shot? Emmits Merry-Go-Round stuff would probably fit nicely on a single disk, even if nice out-takes and the like were discovered. If I remember right, those two albums had some repeat tracks. Mebbe just the singles. And his 3 solo albums plus the nice newer material on the Rhino collection (and maybe more) would make a nice 2 disk set. I'm only half funnin' here. I was the art director on a Marty Balin, sorta-bestof that Rhino distributed for a friends teeny label just after the '89 earthquake here in SF. I rewrote the liner notes, sequenced the songs (basically chronological) and dealt with Cema etc. for all the licensing. It was a pain, mostly because I'm not a huge Balin fan... ah, but to do it for music that I really love... best dishes, albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 23:49:25 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Phil on Juke Box Jury / Mystery 45 Billy G. Spradlin wrote: > 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? Undeterred by Phil's disapproval, Jackie Trent (prod. Tony Hatch) went on to record a pounding version of "You Baby" a la Len Barry, which went 'Northern' for a while. This and "If You Love Me" are included on her 50-track, 02 -CD set: "Where Are You Now [The Pye Anthology]". Billy, you can relive the moment - I've played the first minute of the tune, as on JBJ, to musica. Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 18:44:32 -0400 From: james botticelli Subject: Re: Debby Boone Jack Madani wrote: > Debby Boone. > Remember her treacly 1977 monster hit "You Light Up My Life," > from the treacly movie of the same name? Jack, that piece-o-blecccch is too hard to forget, unfortunately. Thanks for the good news on side 2. "Baby I'm Yours", the Barbara Lewis "vehicle"? I did not know that was written by Van McCoy, although he's supposed to have authored an unseemly amount of mid to late 6T's pop. Anyone know where a listing might exist on his authorship history? The hidden good news in Debby Boone-land is that next to Mantovani and "Whipped Cream & Other Delights", that soundtrack is at this moment in every thrift store in America for a buck or less. Happy hunting turntablists! -- Jimmy Botticelli Taking The E-Z...Way Out! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 23:58:05 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Debby Boone Jack Madani: [Debby Boone - He's A Rebel] > I just had to share this with folks, so I've played it to musica. > Enjoy. Thanks, I did enjoy the full sound, and thick vocals, until I got to the change of chord underneath "He's not a rebel, no no no!" and I was immediately transported to a local Greek restaurant, where the 'hits' band kind of get things right, but not quite:-) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2002 00:10:10 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Blades Of Grass........ Joe Foster wrote: > A long shot for you listers, but do you or anyone you know > have the following singles..... > By the Blades Of Grass..... > You Turned Off The Sun (Jubilee 5622) > Charlie And Fred (Jubilee 5616) I have a mint UK pressing of "Charlie And Fred" (Stateside SS2101), which you are welcome to use. Cheers! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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