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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Gaiety artists
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
      2. Re: Gary Lewis
           From: Ted L. 
      3. Cathy, Cheryl and Patrice
           From: Stuffed Animal 
      4. Re: Judy Craig and the Chiffons
           From: Stewart Mason 
      5. Re: Nino & April Question
           From: Mary S. 
      6. Ed Sullivan DVD's available on Sept 24th
           From: Stephanie 
      7. Al Gorgoni
           From: Norman 


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Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 08:31:27 -0700
   From: Jeffrey Glenn 
Subject: Re: Gaiety artists

> 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?

Paul, I can't say I have any more info on him, but my copy of "Suck A Sour
Lemon"/"But Not Today" is on Double Shot 103 from 1966.  Any idea which one
is the original issue?

Both sides are nice novelty tracks; if anyone wants to hear them I can play
them to musica.

Jeff



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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 09:01:46 -0700 From: Ted L. Subject: Re: Gary Lewis Billy wrote: > 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. I recently wrote about these two overlooked albums for the Dead Flowers site. (The site has not been updated this summer due to AOL accidentally deleting a majority of it.) Below is an excerpt from the upcoming monthly picks/reviews. The update and complete resurrection of the site (which includes contributions from Bryan Thomas, Gary "Pig" Gold and a Royal Guardsmen article from David Coyle) should happen sometime next week according to the site editor. main page: http://members.aol.com/Shake6677/DeadFlowers.html monthly picks/reviews: http://members.aol.com/Shake6677/DFpastpicks.html Gary Lewis and the Playboys "Listen" and "New Directions" LPs While these two albums will probably not be featured in Mojo anytime soon, they are very good unsung sixties soft-pop albums with that unmistakable and straightforward Gary Lewis voice (that you either enjoy or makes you cringe) encased in some vibrant and lush embellishments--resulting in the most listenable long players of his career. The visionary arrangement of Jack Nitzsche takes these songs into depths and realms beyond the standard pop buoys to make "Listen" Gary's "Save for a Rainy Day." Case in point, "Listen," arguably offers his most ambitious song "Jill," which still floats up like a yellow balloon with its climbing vocals--long after his records have been dumped overboard by the ex-teeny boppers under the misguided concept of relevancy and rolled off the gang plank by most critics. "New Directions" includes songs from Tim Hardin and Bonner/Gordon (songwriters for the Turtles, the Lovin' Spoonful, the Mojo Men and Gandalf), which contribute to widening Gary's breadth and scope. Never really promoted because of the son's tour of duty in Vietnam, New Directions is teeming with should-have-been-hits like the bass-anchored "New in Town" and "Let's Be More Than Friends" which sunbursts so optimistically during such a dark and tumultuous time in this country and his life. Ted L. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 17:31:21 +0000 From: Stuffed Animal Subject: Cathy, Cheryl and Patrice Doesn't Demon/Westside Records in the UK have some sort of tie-up with Rhino Records/AOL/Time Warner? If so, wouldn't it be great if some enterprising reissue producer put together a compilation of original Josie and The Pussycats recordings for the UK market? It's high time UK girl group/ Northern Soul fans were exposed to such aural delights as "Every Beat Of My Heart," "You've Come A Long Way, Baby," "Inside, Outside, Upside-Down" and "Roadrunner." You can't beat Patrice Holloway's lead vocals, and Cheryl Ladd's work is nothing to sneeze at, either. Maybe Demon/Westside could even do what Rhino's Handmade division couldn't - unearth the broadcast-only tracks "Clock On The Wall" and "I Think I Love You Too Much!" Stuffed Animal -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 17:51:00 -0400 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: Judy Craig and the Chiffons Will Stos wrote: > Can anyone tell me the current line-up of the Chiffons? Any original > mmembers? The group members seem to drift in and out these days. Last I > heard, Judy Craig Mann was touring with her daughter and niece. This is the lineup I saw opening for Gene Pitney last October in Albuquerque. (An archive search will reveal a lengthy review.) Stewart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 16:15:19 -0000 From: Mary S. Subject: Re: Nino & April Question Ron Sauer wrote: > I recently obtained an LP called "A Happening" on Design records. > It's one of those compilations that have early work of artists who > became popular. This one has Johnny Rivers, Vic Dana, Roy Orbison, > Joe Tex, and others. It also has a song by April Stevens and Nino > Tempo called "Ooeah (That's What You Do to Me)" which is why I got > it. Nice song. Does anyone have any information on this song-label, > year, who produced, who wrote, etc? Also, Nino & April had a nice web > site, but it seems to be gone. Ron, I have the LP you just got a copy of "A Happening". I got it years ago at a fabulous sale at Woolco. It has a kind of strange mix of songs, but it's a lot of fun to listen to. Though I'm not home with my record collection at the moment (I have a large collection of Tempo/Stevens records), I am pretty sure that "High School Sweetheart" is the other side of the 45 r.p.m. record of "Ooeah...That's What You Do To Me". I am blanking out on the label at the moment...I'm fairly sure it was white with black print, though. April and Nino were also on a Veterans' salute LP which featured "OTWYDTM". I can provide more info after checking my record catalog. As for the Tempo-Stevens website, it has disappeared. I think it was run by a man named Bill Melton. I think that it would be nice if they had a new website. It would be best if they would establish one themselves, or have someone they know establish a new one for them, so that it would have accurate information. The old website had some nice features. I don't know why it was taken off the Internet. I suspect that artists such as April and Nino have no real idea of how many fans they actually still have. Mary S. ("Niagara") -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 23:55:36 -0000 From: Stephanie Subject: Ed Sullivan DVD's available on Sept 24th Groupmates, Here are the tracks for the 9 DVD's... Disc 1: Chart Toppers Vol. 1 Same Old Song; Sugar Pie; Something About You- Four Tops I Got You Babe -Sonny & Cher I'm Henry The VIII, I Am -Herman's Hermits Let's Hang On -The 4 Seasons Do You Believe In Magic -The Lovin' Spoonful It's Not Unusual -Tom Jones I'm A Fool -Dino, Desi & Billy Along Came Mary -The Association MY WORLD IS EMPTY WITHOUT YOU -THE SUPREMES Love Is A Hurtin' Thing -Lou Rawls Don't Bring Me Down -The Animals Monday, Monday -The Mamas & The Papas Paint It Black -The Rolling Stones Baby I Need Your Lovin' -Johnny Rivers THE HAPPENING -THE SUPREMES Never My Love -The Association Creeque Alley -The Mamas & The Papas Ruby Tuesday -The Rolling Stones Disc 2: Chart Toppers Vol. 2 Lady Willpower -Gary Puckett & The Union Gap Mony, Mony -Tommy James & The Shondells Time Has Come Today -The Chambers Brothers Do It Again -The Beach Boys Like To Get To Know You -Spanky & Our Gang Delilah -Tom Jones Baby It's You -Smith Jean -Oliver Worst That Could Happen -Brooklyn Bridge Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In -The 5th Dimension Proud Mary -Creedence Clearwater Revival Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head -B.J. Thomas I Want You Back -The Jackson 5 One Less Bell To Answer -The 5th Dimension We've Only Just Begun -The Carpenters SOMEDAY WE'LL BE TOGETHER -THE SUPREMES The Love You Save -The Jackson 5 Disc 3: The Soul Of Motor City Doggone Right -Smokey Robinson & The Miracles LOVE IS LIKE AN ITCHING IN MY HEART -THE SUPREMES LOVE CHILD -DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES I Wonder Who's Loving Her Now -The Jackson 5 You've Met Your Match -Stevie Wonder I'm Going To Make You Love Me -The Temptations COME SEE ABOUT ME -THE SUPREMES Abc; I Want You Back -The Jackson 5 Prisoner Of Love -James Brown Turn On Your Love Light -The Righteous Brothers Run Away Child, Running Wild -The Temptations Reach Out And I'll Be There -Four Tops Get Ready -The Temptations I Second That Emotion -Smokey Robinson & The Miracles For Once In My Life -Stevie Wonder Reach Out; Sugar Pie; Bernadette -Four Tops I Want You Back -The Jackson 5 IN AND OUT OF LOVE -THE SUPREMES Disc 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats Don't Be Cruel; Ready Teddy; Hound Dog; Too Much; When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again; Peace In The Valley- Elvis Presley Twitst And Shout -The Beatles Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On -Jerry Lee Lewis Dancing In The Streets -Martha & The Vandellas That's Why -Jackie Wilson Keep The Ball Rolling -Jay & The Techniques Do The Freddie -Freddie & The Dreamers Dance To The Music -Sly & The Family Stone Disc 5: The Temptations & The Supremes Don't Look Back; September In The Rain; You've Made Me So Very Happy; Run Away Child, Running Wild; I Can't Get Next To You; Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) -The Temptations COME SEE ABOUT ME; LOVE IS LIKE AN ITCHING IN MY HEART; I'M LIVIN' IN SHAME; FOREVER CAME TODAY; NO MATTER WHAT SIGN YOU ARE- THE SUPREMES UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF -THE SUPREMES (WITHOUT DIANA ROSS) Disc 6: Love Songs Dedicated To The One I Love -The Mamas & The Papas Hurts So Bad -Little Anthony & The Imperials Close To You -The Carpenters Yesterday -Smokey Robinson From Me To You -The Beatles Love Me Tender -Elvis Presley She Loves You -The Beatles Wedding Bell Blues -The 5th Dimension To Sir With Love -Lulu Worst That Could Happen -Brooklyn Bridge Night -Jackie Wilson Tears On My Pillow -Little Anthony & The Imperials Reddy Teddy -Elvis Presley Lonely Tearsrops -Jackie Wilson Not The Lovin' Kind -Dino, Desi & Billy It's Not Unusual -Tom Jones Diana -Paul Anka Dream Lover -Bobby Darin Disc 7: Rockin' The Sixties Crown Of Creation -Jefferson Airplane Persuasion -Santana Raise Your Hand -Janis Joplin Down On The Corner -Creedence Clearwater Revival Everyday People; Dance To The Music- Sly & The Family Stone I Want To Hold Your Hand -The Beatles I Get Around -The Beach Boys Monday, Monday; California Dreamin'- The Mamas & The Papas Big Girls Don't Cry -The 4 Seasons Downtown -Petula Clark Crimson & Clover -Tommy James & The Shondells Light My Fire -The Doors Crown Of Creation -Jefferson Airplane Born To Be Wild; Magic Carpet Ride- Steppenwolf Keep Me Hanging On -Vanilla Fudge Psychedelic Shack -The Temptations Disc 8: Legends Of Rock Don't Be Cruel -Elvis Presley All My Loving -The Beatles Wendy -The Beach Boys Light My Fire -The Doors Fortunate Son -Creedence Clearwater Revival It's A Man's Man's Man's World; Hound Dog -Elvis Presley Papa's Got A Brand New Bag; I Got You (I Feel Good) -James Brown What'd I Say -Jerry Lee Lewis Peggy Sue -Buddy Holly Blueberry Hill -Fats Domino Bo Diddley -Bo Diddley Don't Be Cruel -Elvis Presley Too Much -Elvis Presley That'll Be The Day -Buddy Holly Prisoner Of Love -James Brown Take This Heart Of Mine -Marvin Gaye Let The Four Winds Blow -Fats Domino I'm Comin' On Back To You -Jackie Wilson Disc 9: The British Invasion She Loves You -The Beatles We Gotta Get Out Of This Place -The Animals Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter -Herman's Hermits Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby... -The Rolling Stones Needles And Pins -The Searchers Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying -Gerry & The Pacemakers House Of The Rising Sun -The Animals I Want To Hold Your Hand -The Beatles Time Is On My Side -The Rolling Stones Just A Little Bit Better -Herman's Hermits Shake -The Animals Ferry 'Cross The Mersey -Gerry & The Pacemakers I'm Telling You Now -Freddie & The Dreamers -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 08:28:40 +0930 From: Norman Subject: Al Gorgoni In response to David Feldman's query on Al Gorgoni; Thanks for the info about the article in Guitar Magazine. I must admit that Brown Eyed Girl and I Want You Back are great tracks. I have Just Us on a CBS label UK release: I Can't Grow Peaches on A Cherry Tree ( E Levitt/C Monte) I Can Save You ( A Gorgoni/C Taylor) CBS 202068 1966 UK. The following I originally posted to Spectropop in March; Trade Martin recorded a couple of LP's with Al Gorgoni and Chip Taylor as Gorgoni, Martin & Taylor. on Gotta Get Back to Cisco (1972) they do Chip Taylor's "The Baby" , which was a great song by the Hollies (featuring Mike Rikfors?). on GM&T they do a 1971 rendition of Gorgoni and Taylor's "I Can't Let Go" (Which was a hit for Hollies!). I have a solo LP, Let Me Touch You, by Trade Martin which seems to me a lot more serious than the other two albums. All albums were released in 1972. Glenn A Baker in The Name Game cites Trade Martin's real name as John Lione. Norman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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