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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Debby Boone
           From: Billy Spradlin 
      2. Tell Me In The Sunlight
           From: Martin Roberts 
      3. Re: Bunker Hill
           From: Tortuga5@aol.com
      4. Re: Sounds Of Modification, Blades Of Grass.
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      5. Roger Nichols project
           From: Laughing Mood 
      6. Re: Bunker Hill / Hairspray
           From: Gene Sculatti 
      7. Re; Bunker Hill
           From: Don Underwood 
      8. Re: Bunker Hill / Hairspray
           From: Nick Archer 
      9. Re: Bunker Hill
           From: Billy Spradlin 
     10. Brill Building arcana wanted
           From: Richard Gagnon 


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Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 06:27:55 -0000
   From: Billy Spradlin 
Subject: Re: Debby Boone

> I'll try & find those Shaun Cassidy recordings,I'm a big fan 
> of his cover of The Neon Philharmonic's 'Morning Girl',I actually 
> prefer it to the original,great Michael Lloyd production with 
> brilliant harpsichord.I think he also did some great production 
> work with The Osmonds.I've got a great tv clip of Shaun singing 
> the song in a mini-kimono, Cool! 

I dont know why Lloyd's production work is so sappy/wimpy sounding 
for The Osmonds/Boones/Cassidy/Garrett/Hudson Brothers during the mid-
late 70's. I think it was just the L.A. "laid back" style of 
production or even the recording equipment/mastering of the time that 
influenced the sound of Lloyds bubblegum records. Maybe he was 
working on a low budget - who knows, but they could have been much 
better.

As for Shawn check out his "Wasp" album - the last LP he did for 
Warners and produced by Todd Rundgren with Utopia. Not a total 
success - he sounds totally lost on some of Todd's busy production 
work on some songs but its interesting just for the "teen idol tries 
to rock" angle. Also dig around and find a copy of "Hey Deanie" just 
for the flip "Teen Dream"...the best song Shawn ever wrote and 
recorded.



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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 19:11:51 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Tell Me In The Sunlight Quick catch up for the new boys and girls; Some months ago a request came in for details of Margie Day's Martay label release "Tell Me In The Sunlight". This was played to musica.It was followed by the unlocking of The Phil Spector Appreciation Society's vaults to allow Spectropop Admin. to download Charlotte O'Hara's (Bonnie, of "Home Of The Brave" fame) equally fab unreleased version. Now I've heard of a third version recorded by Darlene Paul around the time of her tenure at Capitol. I don't know her Kapp 45 but her later Atlantic and Capitol records are worth seeking out. Her version does not seem to have had a 45 release. Maybe on an album, or locked away in somebody's attic? If the somebody is a Spectropopper would they care to give a history of the release and play the song to musica? Oh alright, I'll be happy if anyone has any info on the recording! Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 14:28:19 EDT From: Tortuga5@aol.com Subject: Re: Bunker Hill "Hide and Go Seek, Pts. 1 & 2" by Bunker Hill on Mala records, was a highlight of the "Hairspray" movie. I don't suppose it will make into the musical, since that will be primarily original music, right?. "Hairspray" had great music---I wish I had the original soundtrack, assuming there was one. This tune was a wild, Gary U.S. Bonds type of stomp, with lots of folks shouting and as Sly would say, "for people who only need a beat". I love my used copy of this record but never knew a thing about the artist known as Bunker Hill. Don Underwood Redondo Beach, LA -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2026 20:39:10 -0700 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Re: Sounds Of Modification, Blades Of Grass. The Sounds Of Modification album somehow got a British release too, through EMI Stateside (SL10262). I agree that it's no classic - I dig it out every now and then just to see if it's as weak as I remembered! Talking of the Blades Of Grass, their hit "Happy" was of course written by Tony Michaels and Vinny Gorman - the team behind some of the Shangri-Las second string classics like "What Is Love?" and "Love You More Than Yesterday". And talking of Soft pop classics that need a reissue, how about the Pleasure Fair album on UNI and the two albums by MGM's great white hopes, Every Mothers Son? A compilation of A&M stuff would be amazing too. Regards, Guy Lawrence. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 21:39:42 -0000 From: Laughing Mood Subject: Roger Nichols project Hello all, my Roger Nichols project is coming together nicely (thanks to those who have already pointed me in the right direction to find certain songs). There are still quite a few songs I havent been able to locate: The Pastors- Someday Man Neighborhood - So Many People (R. Nichols/P. Williams) The Four Fuller Brothers - Bitter Honey The First Edition - Only Me (Nichols/Williams) John Andrews Tartaglian - Poto Flavius (Roger Nichols) Schott - Our Time Has Come (Nichols/Williams) Troy Seals - 20 Miles From Home (Nichols/Williams) The Two Of Each- Trust Simpicato- I See Only You Four Freshman- Bitter Honey Stuart Smith- Bitter Honey Morgan James Duo- Let's Ride Linda Ball- The End (Ian Whitcomb)( Jerden 816: 1967, P: Asher- Nichols-Kaye, A: Roger Nichols) Linda Ball-Always You (Tony Asher-Roger Nichols)( Jerden 816: 1967, P: Asher-Nichols-Kaye, A: Roger Nichols) Freddie Allen- We've Only Just Begun (Paul Williams-Roger Nichols) (White Whale WW-345: 1970, P: Smokey Roberds & Eddie Biscoe, A: Roger Nichols) Sharon Cash- Let Me Be The One (Paul Williams-Roger Nichols)(A&M 1268: 1971, P: George Tobin, A: Gene Page) The Roger Nichols Trio- St. Bernie The Sno-Dog (Ava C-173?: 1964) Any help would be much appreciated. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 13:39:16 -0700 From: Gene Sculatti Subject: Re: Bunker Hill / Hairspray There was a "Hairspray" soundtrack, on MCA, I think. Some Bunker Hill tracks (like the very wild "The Girl Can't Dance") have cropped up on some recent various-artists compilations. Gene Sculatti -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 23:47:10 -0000 From: Don Underwood Subject: Re; Bunker Hill "Hide and Go Seek, Pts. 1 & 2" by Bunker Hill on Mala records, was a highlight of the "Hairspray" movie. I don't suppose it will make into the musical, since that will be primarily original music, right?. "Hairspray" had great music - I wish I had the original soundtrack, assuming there was one. This tune was a wild, Gary U.S. Bonds type of stomp, with lots of folks shouting and as Sly would say, "for people who only need a beat". I love my used copy of this record but never knew a thing about the artist known as Bunker Hill. Don Underwood Redondo Beach, LA -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 18:26:28 -0500 From: Nick Archer Subject: Re: Bunker Hill / Hairspray > There was a "Hairspray" soundtrack, on MCA, I think. Here's the track list 1) Hairspray-Rachel Sweet produced by Kenny Vance 2) The Madison Time-Ray Bryant Combo 3) I'm Blue-Ikettes 4) Mama Didn't Lie- Jan Bradley 5) Town Without Pity-Gene Pitney 6) The Roach(Dance)-Gene and Wendell 7) Footstompin'-The Flares 8) Shake a Tail Feather-The Five Du-Tones 9) The Bug-Jerry Dallman and the Knightcaps 10) You'll Lose a Good Thing-Barbara Lynn 11) I Wish I Were A Princess-Little Peggy March 12) Nothing Takes the Place of You-Toussaint McCall As someone who was born in Baltimore in 1953, all I can say is that the music selection is right on for about 1959-60. That first scene in the movie IS my grandmother's house on Ann Street. I wish the disc was twice as long. Another summer memory a few years later...living in a row home and watching the wife next door(who seemed old at the time but was probably 19 or 20) dancing and singing along to "Easier Said Than Done" by the Essex on WCAO radio while hanging laundry outside on the line. Memories are made of this... Nick Archer Check out Nashville's classic SM95 on the web at http://www.live365.com/stations/289419 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2002 00:16:41 -0000 From: Billy Spradlin Subject: Re: Bunker Hill Don Underwood wrote: > "Hide and Go Seek, Pts. 1 & 2" by Bunker Hill on Mala records, > was a highlight of the "Hairspray" movie. I have the Hairspray CD - "Hide & Seek" isnt on it - a real shame because its one of the greatest "party" records I have ever heard, a real floor stomper. I think it beats Gary "US" Bonds records for sheer rawness. I have heard that Link Wray and his Raymen are the backing group - they made a lot of crazy (mostly instrumental) records in the early 60's, even better than "Rumble".. I played to musica a version with both sides edited together for your next party - great 45! Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 22:41:48 -0400 From: Richard Gagnon Subject: Brill Building arcana wanted Hi all-- This is my first post, so please bear with me. I was on this list a couple of years back (but still didn't pipe up then either...), but bounced out when I switched accounts. I came back for a specific reason, beyond the pleasure of reading the posts...I'm planning a strip on the history of the Brill Building, and I thought I'd pick some brains (on a voluntary basis, naturally) about the place. A lot has been written about the Kirshner years, but I'm wondering about things like the year it was built, its original purpose and highlights from its history. I have found the wonderful site Spectropop maintains, of course, and I own the Brill Building and Back to Mono box sets, but more is always welcome. It's just a little three page story, but it demands a lot of research. I've already had an offer to publish the strip, but, well, it still needs to get done, doesn't it? Thanks for your patience! Please contact me offlist. Informants will be duly credited, of course. Cordially, Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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