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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 14 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Chiffons
           From: Paul Woods 
      2. "Everything To Me" by the Challengers
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      3. The Tokens, BT Puppy, and supplication
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      4. Re: Chiffons
           From: Stephanie Campbell 
      5. Re: "Everything To Me" by the Challengers
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
      6. Re: Chiffons
           From: Will Stos 
      7. Bubblegum Awards at the Magic Castle in LA
           From: Kim Cooper 
      8. Al Gorgoni
           From: David Feldman 
      9. Re: Unkle Matt's Lullabys
           From: Matt Howell 
     10. Re: Bubblegum Awards at the Magic Castle in LA
           From: Gene Sculatti 
     11. Gary Lewis
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
     12. Jack Nitzsche
           From: Martin Roberts 
     13. Judee Sill website
           From: Country Paul 
     14. Re: Bunker Hill; George Goldner; Marshall Lieb; personal charts; Gaiety artists
           From: Country Paul 


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Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 10:09:54 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
   From: Paul Woods 
Subject: Chiffons

Hi,

I notice that this years "Oldies" tour of Britain (coming to 
Bristol in November) will be including The Chiffons, as opposed to 
Little Eva the last couple of times.  Can anyone tell me the current 
line-up of the group?  Any original members?

Best,

Paul





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Message: 2 Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 11:44:20 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: "Everything To Me" by the Challengers Mikey: > Jeff...Can you do all of us here a nice favor and play > "Little Bit of Lovin" > and "Everything to Me" to Musica?? Jeffrey Glenn: > Hey Mikey, I know you meant Mr. Lemlich, but I just recently > burned "Little Bit Of Lovin'" on LOST JUKEBOX VOL. 101, so I > went ahead and played it to musica. > But that doesn't let Jeff L. off the hook for "Everything To > Me." :-) I'd love to hear it too. It's there now! A nice little harmony pop song that would have been perfect for Del Shannon... Jeff Lemlich http://www.limestonerecords.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 11:59:25 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: The Tokens, BT Puppy, and supplication Country Paul wrote: > Leonardo - nice work on the Tokens Q&A. They did so much great > stuff - production as well as playing and singing. Question for Leonardo (or anyone else who might know) -- I remember seeing a circa 1970-71 Record World article on the Tokens, in which they alluded to "BT Puppy" (and in particular, its logo) being a slam of sorts to RCA Victor (and the famous Nipper). The article stated that the Bright Tunes Puppy raised some eyebrows in the industry, and while he didn't provide any details, one of the Tokens said to note how the puppy "was in a position of supplication". I remember having to go to the dictionary to see what supplication meant! Does anyone know the story behind this? Jeff Lemlich http://www.limestonerecords.com And the Limestone Lounge Florida music forum at: http://pub64.ezboard.com/blimestonelounge -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 11:12:10 -0700 From: Stephanie Campbell Subject: Re: Chiffons Original Message From Paul Woods: > I notice that this years "Oldies" tour of Britain (coming to > Bristol in November) will be including The Chiffons, as opposed to > Little Eva the last couple of times. Can anyone tell me the current > line-up of the group? Any original members? I thought Judy Craig said she wasn't going to tour anymore. Steph -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 07:16:01 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: "Everything To Me" by the Challengers > (The Challengers' "Everything To Me" is at Musica) now! A nice little > harmony pop song that would have been perfect for Del Shannon... > Jeff Lemlich Thanks, Jeff. Great song! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 15:35:47 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: Chiffons > Can anyone tell me the current > line-up of the Chiffons? Any original members? Hi Paul, The group members seem to drift in and out these days. Last I heard, Judy Craig Mann was touring with her daughter and niece. Pat left to go back to school a couple of years ago, and I think Sylvia retired, but occasionally does shows. I haven't heard of a fake group of Chiffons yet, so I assume you're getting the real thing. I'm dying to see them perform before they retire, so please let me know how the show was, and if you get a chance to chat with them, ask if and when they're coming to Canada/Michigan/Upper State New York. Thanks, Will -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 09:03:53 -0700 From: Kim Cooper Subject: Bubblegum Awards at the Magic Castle in LA Dear friends, The Bubblegum Queen and I are delighted to announce that the next event celebrating bubblegum music and culture will be held in January 2003. We hope you'll join us for the announcement of the winners of the First Annual Bubblegum Achievement Awards in the incomparable splendor of Hollywood's Magic Castle. More info is available at http://www.bubblegum-music.com, and we're also taking advance reservations for this exclusive and oh-so-limited soiree. Won't you please spread the word? yours sincerely, Kim Cooper Co-Editor, Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth -- Scram PO Box 461626 Hollywood, CA 90046-1626 http://www.scrammagazine.com out in September, Scram 16--Rezillos, Steve Wynn, the Turtles meet Strawberry Shortcake, Every Mother's Son, right wing radio kooks, Radio Birdman live, and more. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 12:11:21 -0500 From: David Feldman Subject: Al Gorgoni Country Paul mentions: > ...Minuteman Records out of Boston in the 60's had the original > releases of Just Us (Gorgoni & Taylor)'s "Can't Grow Peaches On A > Cherry Tree" (later on Kapp)... I was wondering if any Spectropoppers could tell me more about Al Gorgoni. I know him primarily as a guitarist and producer of Evie Sands's records. According to an article in Guitar Magazine, it is Gorgoni that you hear on the opening licks of "Brown Eyed Girl," "Theme from Shaft," and "I Want You Back." -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 10:07:04 -0700 From: Matt Howell Subject: Re: Unkle Matt's Lullabys Kingsley wrote: > Some 22/3 years ago I found that The Beach > Boys' version of "Hushabye" did it pretty well. > Igor insists that it would also dispatch me at times > ...and so to bed... That's a great one, thanks. I was pretty red-faced when I got home and realized the Fleetwoods had completely slipped my mind! Some of the old Nilsson demos from the Hollywood Dreamer are going to make the cut, too. This is fun. Matt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 11:12:32 -0700 From: Gene Sculatti Subject: Re: Bubblegum Awards at the Magic Castle in LA Yeah, I'll spread the word. Let me know when you get the date set. What a groovy place to hold the event. Gene Gene Sculatti Director of Special Issues, Billboard magazine (323) 525-2310 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 20:35:30 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Gary Lewis I just transferred Gary Lewis' 1967 albums "New Directions" and "Listen" to CD-R. Both LP's have lots of excellent Gordon/Bonner songs and arragnements by Jack Nitszche. Plus I added 8 bonus tracks to fill the thing up. If anyone's interested in trading for it let me know. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 22:22:34 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche Should be of interest:- "Nitzsche song radio tribute segment on "Little Steven's Underground Garage" syndicated radio show on August 24th. Hosted by Little Steven of The Sopranos and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band. 10-12 KLSX-FM in L.A. Steven plans to play a salute to the two year anniversary of Jack's passing to include "The Lonely Surfer" and show/station ID's from the likes of Phil Spector and Darlene Love." Thanks to Harvey Kurbernik, for supplying this info AND for popping round to his pal Phil S's house to get a custom ID made for the radio station. Harvey has been helping out with stories and tracks. Show still not finalized but besides some of Jack's Hits a la "The Lonely Surfer" and "He's A Rebel" other Nitzsche tracks will be sprinkled over the two-hour show. Perhaps involving things from "Blue Collar", "Performance" and his time with Crazy Horse. The main site to link to for station info-get "Windows Media Player" downloaded, check your local (U.S.) radio stations and look over the station archives is http://www.hardrock.com/littlesteven/archive.asp Good looking mix of bands and songs on previous play lists. The Tronics rubbing shoulders with the Dave Clark Five rubbing shoulders with Tracey Ullman (They Don't Know"-isn't there a Spectropop connection here?!) Little Steven's credentials could of course, not be higher. As well as The Sopranos and Bruce Springsteen, he produced and arranged Ronnie Spector's "Say Goodbye To Hollywood/"Baby Please Don't Go". Should be a great show. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 03:09:55 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Judee Sill website For those who want downloads of unreleased Judee Sill music, a link to a discussion group, etc., the direct URL is http://www.webnoir.com/bob/music/ Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 19:12:17 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Re: Bunker Hill; George Goldner; Marshall Lieb; personal charts; Gaiety artists Still catching up... Climbing on Bunker Hill (couldn't resist the pun), "Hide & Seek, Parts 1 & 2" (Mala 451) was a reasonable-sized hit in the early 60's, It absolutely roared - lower fi than Gary "US" Bonds on Legrand, pounding drums and Hill leading a call-and-response holler around a game of hide and seek. Innocent lyrics; wild delivery! This was truly the music our parents warned us about.... George Goldner labels - End, Gone, Gee, Rama, Tee Gee, Tico - was Seeco one of his, too? How was the ownership handled - were they all only his, or with Morris Levy, or were there other partners as well? I always thought Tico was strictly Latin and Seeco primarily Latin (although the excellent one-hit-wonder by The Caslons ["Anniversary of Love"/"The Quiet One"] was on Seeco. Looking forward to finding out more. OK, OK - Marshall Lieb already! Actually, I did a perfunctory search on Google. Yahoo's main shopping page for him, http://shopping.yahoo.com/shop?d=product&id=1927079842&clink=dmmu.artist&a=a o, shows him in the roles of guitarist and producer for Al Casey, Lowell George, Hal Blaine and Timi Yuro, and vocals with The Teddy Bears. The page http://www.united-mutations.com/m/moondogs.htm puts him in a late 50's-era band with Elliot Ingber, later of the Mothers and The Fraternity of Man ("Don't Bogart That Joint"). From "This Date in Musical History," http://www.canoe.ca/MusicHistoryMarch/march29.html, comes the following: "In 1996, two former members of the vocal group the Teddy Bears filed suit in Los Angeles against producer and former bandmate Phil Spector and several labels. Carol Connors and Marshall Lieb alleged they had not received royalties from reissues of their 1958 Number-One hit 'To Know Him Is To Love Him.' (Note for trivia buffs: The title and lyrics of 'To Know Him Is To Love Him,' which Spector wrote and produced, were inspired by the inscription on the tombstone of Spector's father, Ben.)" Lieb also produced two 45's by the Factory on Uni in 1967, featuring Lowell George and Dallas Taylor (info at http://www.borderlinebooks.com/us6070s/fuzz.html?http://www.borderlinebooks. com/us6070s/f1.html and scroll down). Then the Google listings really start looking good on page 2, but I've run out of research time! (Next time, I won't list my sources; you can all think I'm brilliant!!!) Re: personal charts, I find them to be kind of a numerical non-entity, but often music listed there is pretty fascinating, as some long lost gems will surface. At various times in my radio career, I had to generate (or more honestly, fabricate) sales and airplay charts for country, pop and progressive-rock radio stations. As much was made up of whole cloth as of legit statistics, but we programmed the stations using them as a tool and didn't do too badly, either. (My obscure chart position committed to memory: Scott English's neo-doo-wop from the early 60's, "High On A Hill" [Spokane], got to #2 in Boston - and to almost nowhere in any other market!) Simon White: James Booker's "Gonzo" (Peacock, c. 1960) - yes, indeed! One of the great instrumentals of all time! Where does this Saturday Morning show air, please? Although I don't know him or his lists, from what I've read here, add another vote in favor of Paul Pelletier and his discographies. He sounds a bit like Joel Whitburn without benefit of Billboard's support system. Finally, I noticed Bill Dorsey's name in the Challengers' listing. He had a vocal on Gaiety (c. 1966) called "Such A Sour Lemon," the song being sung in an octave-spaced double lead. Very nice. Anyone have any info on him? Also on Gaiety at the same time was Jerry Palmer's semi-middle-eastern rocker, "Don't Avoid Me." It was later reissued on Epic, I believe. Any info here, too? Or about the label? Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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