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Spectropop - Digest Number 571

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Seeking info on Robert Ackoff a/k/a Bo Gentry
           From: Billie R. McNamara 
      2. Bill Dorsey error
           From: Country Paul 
      3. Speedy Gonzales
           From: Keith Beach 
      4. Re: Ed Sullivan DVD's - 04 Seasons/ Who CD
           From: Leonardo Flores 
      5. Ed Sullivan DVDs
           From: Robert Beason 
      6. Lorraine & The Socialites
           From: John Clemente 
      7. Jerry Palmer, WHOO artists
           From: Country Paul 
      8. Red, White and Rock on PBS
           From: Will Stos 
      9. Party People
           From: Kingsley Abbott 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 05:30:12 -0000
   From: Billie R. McNamara 
Subject: Seeking info on Robert Ackoff a/k/a Bo Gentry

I'm trying to write a feature article on Robert Ackoff, better 
known in pop/rock music circles as Bo Gentry, for the Acuff-Ecoff 
family journal.  Other than the details available in synopses 
of the copyright-related lawsuit that was filed by his family 
following his death, I haven't been able to find anything about 
his personal life -- birth, family, personality.  I'm also trying 
to compile a complete discography of his production/writing work.

Does anyone have any suggestions on sources I could check (either 
online or print)?

TIA for all suggestions.

(Ms.) Billie R. McNamara, Coordinator
Acuff-Ecoff Family Archives
Web site:

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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 02:36:34 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Bill Dorsey error Jeff Glenn wrote: > ... 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? Yours is the one and only - I erred. Jerry Palmer was indeed on Gaiety, but Bill Dorsey was not. I got my labels confused. (Gaiety used several colored backgrounds, including the same yellow as Double Shot.) I'd call it more jazzy than novelty, but whatever you call it, I think "Suck A Sour Lemon" is a pretty cool track. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 08:57:16 +0100 From: Keith Beach Subject: Speedy Gonzales Heard Pat Boone's "Speedy Gonzales" on the radio this morning. Does anyone know who the fabulous female voice is? It would be a shame if such a great comedic performance wasn't rewarded with some sort of career. I'm pleading with EVERYBODY not to respond with lists of rare and unreleased Pat Boone songs. I've got a hankering to go to Montana again soon. How about a Spectropop get-together in a log cabin? BUT SERIOUSLY...L.A. seems like a very relevant place. Maybe we could hire a hall at Fairfax High School. Keith Beach -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 09:39:39 -0000 From: Leonardo Flores Subject: Re: Ed Sullivan DVD's - 04 Seasons/ Who CD > I'm mad as hell that they didn't include ANY of Dusty > Springfield's 3 "Sullivan" appearances on the DVD.... Hopefully the Dusty DVDs will come out soon, but I'm extremely happy that I will FINALLY see some LIVE footage of The 4 Seasons performing one of their late sixties hits!!!!! I've always wondered how their music sounded in a live setting back in those days and all these years later I'm finally going to be able to watch what I've always dreamed about! Also I just heard the new expanded version of the first Who LP just reissued on Universal and it sounds sooooo good! The packaging is amazing! You're all in for a treat! More on this tomorrow....... Cheers Leonardo Flores -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 12:08:27 +0000 From: Robert Beason Subject: Ed Sullivan DVDs Time-Life Video is advertising the Ed Sullivan DVDs at $24.99 per volume for an hour (or even less!) of content. Contrast that with $19.99 for four hours+ of content on the Hullabaloo DVDs. What a ripoff! And as other members have pointed out, many important performances are missing; no Dusty and, I might add, no Jackie DeShannon either. Bob Beason -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 10:25:51 -0400 From: John Clemente Subject: Lorraine & The Socialites Lorraine & The Socialites were managed by Joe DeAngelis, (now deceased) and he was associated with Kama Sutra. Their Warner Bros. single was a Kama Sutra production. Read all about them in "Girl Groups". Anyone living in New York City can check out Lorraine Anthanio Lofaso's jazz and blues show that premieres about every three months at Iridium. Regards, John Clemente -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 10:21:04 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Jerry Palmer, WHOO artists The London Spectropop party sounded like a lot of fun! Thanks everyone for sharing the joy online. If there's a gathering in NYC, something on this order of magnitude will be hard to follow.... Jeff Lemlich: Jerry Palmer #2 in Orlando? As I mentioned in an earlier post, the joy of creating radio surveys is they can become personal vehicles for one's own taste. I wonder what the Music Director was thinking! We all have our ideal musical worlds, and looking back on my radio career, I know I stuck my neck out too for certain artists and favorite records I believed in. Also, in those times, if you were the smaller rocker in town, you tried to do some more interesting stuff to provide an alternative to the bigger and more mainstream station. Some other quite interesting records: Lyme [Warren Zevon] & Cybelle, "Follow Me" (White Whale) - great song; it also got serious airplay in Providence, RI, top 40 radio as well as regional action elsewhere. (He could [obviously] sing; Cybelle, his girlfriend, had a more casual relationship with the notes! But she did have the feeling....) Paul Peek, "Pin The Tail on the Donkey" - one of Gene Vincent's Blue Caps. I've never heard this, but I'm told he was quite the rockabilly cat. Don French, "WHOO Theme" - he had a wonderful Elvis imitation on "Lonely Saturday Night" (Lancer) - cool, bluesy, mysterious, swaggering, stripped-down electric guitar arrangement - just what Elvis could have been if he hadn't been Tom Parkerized into blandness. I never knew French did anything else. (The flip was an energized but average rocker called "Goldilocks.") Top 40 radio sure was more eclectic in 1966 - Slim Harpo's "Baby Scratch My Back" and the Harden Trio's "Tippy Toein'" on the same station...! By the way, the Harden Trio had a beautiful version of the Everly Brothers' "Let It Be Me" on a follow-up 45; not a chart record, but a sound (male and two female voices) that might appeal to some in this group. Thanks for the memory flashes and the info, Jeff. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 15:10:34 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Red, White and Rock on PBS Did anyone catch this television special? It was on the PBS channel down in New York or Michigan (I forget which one we get up here on cable). It was quite late at night and I couldn't bear to stay up to watch it all, but there were some great acts! By far the best was Rosie of Rosie and the Originals. She sounded sooooo good! Didn't miss a beat, sounded as if she just came from the recording studio. Absolutely fantastic! Also on that I saw were Jimmy Clanton, the Fireflies, the Dixie Cups, and the Toys (with Barbara Parritt, who now performs with Johnnie and Joe, coming in to do back-up for Barbara Harris). I don't know if they're showing it at different times in different markets, but it's a must-see for Spectropoppers. Does anyone know if the videos from these shows are available for sale? I love PBS, but I can't afford to send out $120 as a pledge to get the tapes. Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 15:48:56 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Party People Lovely to read all the enthusiastic postings about the faboo party - must add mine and give big thanks to all the wonderful folk who organised everything and provided the great food. Excellent to put faces to some names I've known for a long time and to renew some old friendships. Yes, Elisabeth and The Actionettes were as good as everyone says, and I'm pretty damn sure that with an extra large Coke inside him that Malcolm could be persuaded to join the dancing girls!! Torn between the delights of M&M's record boxes (I bow to their tremendous and detailed knowledge) and the upstairs bar, and the rare videos downstairs, like many others I went into yoyo mode on the stairs. Lovely to meet Keiko all the way from Tokyo for the party! Please let's do it again (with name badges) next year!! Kingsley Abbott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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