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Spectropop - Digest Number 578

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Quiz
           From: M. Anthony 
           From: The Spectropop Team 
      3. Re: the Montanas "Let's Ride"
           From: Clark 
           From: Mick Patrick 
      5. Re: the Montanas / Louis Phillipe & the Fairports
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      6. Re: Quiz
           From: Bill Green 
      7. Re: girl group stamps
           From: Richard Williams 
      8. Re: Le (neo) Sunshine Pop
           From: Jed Dubois 
      9. Russ Simpson & The Supremes
           From: Warren Cosford 
     10. Aki Aleong
           From: Country Paul 
     11. Re: Le (neo) Sunshine Pop
           From: Jed Dubois 
     12. Re: the Mothers of Invention - Pomona
           From: Leonardo Flores 


Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 10:57:24 +0100 (BST)
   From: M. Anthony 
Subject: Quiz

Dear Spectropop,

Here's a quiz for you all. The sender of the first correct answer will
receive some free CDs. Below is a list of artists and song titles; what
connects them all?

Dry Your Eyes - Brenda & the Tabulations
Lovin' Things - The Grass Roots
Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
Where Do You Go? - Cher
They Call My Guy A Tiger - Jody Miller
A Well Respected Man - The Kinks
Second Fiddle Girl - Barbara Lynn
Can't Get Over (The Bossa Nova) - Eydie Gorme
The Day The Rains Came Down - Jane Morgan
Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson
Torture - Kris Jensen
Snap Your Fingers - Joe Henderson
Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka
Anyone Who Had A Heart - Dionne Warwick
She's A Fool - Lesley Gore
Foot Tapper - The Shadows
Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey
What Do You Want - Adam Faith

M. Anthony

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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 14:37:13 +0100 From: The Spectropop Team Subject: THE LOVELITES Dear Group, The following message was posted to the Spectropop Public Bulletin Board by Louise Robbins of Phi-Dan girl group the Lovelites. We reprint it here for your entertainment and information. Enjoy ---------------------------------------------------------------- I am one of the three original members of The Lovelites that recorded for Phi-dan records and Phil Spector in l965. Two of us are still friends. The niece of the 2nd member of our group was curious about her aunt's music, she went on-line and found out about the "Phil Spector - Off The Wall" CD, which contains our recording "(When) I Get Scared". We had no idea anyone was listening to our music, so this came as quite a pleasant surprise. Thanks for the kind comments from those of you who listened to (When) I Get Scared. We thought it was a great song but the Supremes ame out at the same time and, for obvious reasons, blew a lot of us out of the water. They were great and Berry Gordy was a terrific producer and advocate. We did not get quite as much support at the time, so we faded into obscurity. We can both still sing quite well. The third member of our group has been out of touch with us for some time. However, she married Vini Poncia and may be aware of the release of the "Off The Wall" CD, as she may have stayed in touch with Phil. We worked in the Brill Building and had a blast. We were 15 years old, so you can imagine the excitement. Anyway, I just thought I would post this for those of you who enjoyed our song. Louise (Louise Robbins Posnick of the Lovelites) ------------------------------------------------------------------ The Spectropop Team will ensure that all replies to this message are forwarded to Louise. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 17:04:03 -0000 From: Clark Subject: Re: the Montanas "Let's Ride" Am I to understand there is a new Montanas Cd in the making? I made my own Cd comp of their stuff a couple years back including some of the "Gotta be loved" Cd plus stuff not on that comp. Still would love to hear some of it in stereo, after hearing their big hit in stereo and it sounding great! They did a great job on the BBC show they were on. Was "Run to me" ever on a "Best of 68 part 2" Lp on Marble Arch records in stereo??? Anyone ever heard their stuff in stereo other than "Loved"??? Thanks, Clark ADMIN NOTE: The Montanas' "You've Got To Be Loved" CD was released on Sequel NEMCD 994 in 1997. It contains 26 tracks, 10 of which are previously unissued stereo recordings. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 18:35:48 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: LOUISE & THE PHI-DAN LOVELITES Hi All, Wow, a message from a Lovelite! I dropped Louise a line, asking her a few quick questions. I'd thought you'd all like to read her reply: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Mick, Nice to hear from you. The Lovelites' names (at the time of recording) were Louise Robbins, Linda Stern and Joanna DeClemente. Are there a lot of people who bought our single "(When) I Get Scared"? We knew it was liked because it did well on the (local) chart, but we were never informed how many singles were actually sold. We did make one other record that was never released. We may look into that soon, now that we know it may be worthwhile as people know who we are. We worked with Phil Spector for about a year and a half. Most our time was spent with Doc Pomus. Andreoli (Anders) and Poncia were working closely with Pomus and Shuman at one point and then with Phil as well. They were writing material for us and other groups. We knew Phil quite well and worked in his home studio in the city. We worked with Vini and Peter (Anders and Poncia) in the Brill Building and with Doc Pumus in the Forest Hotel around the corner from the Brill. Doc rarely walked in those days. He stayed in his room during the week and went home on weekends. He wrote in that room and had another singer helping him with things - Scotty Fagan - we never knew what happened to Scotty. He was born in Jamaica or Bermuda. Maybe he went home. We also worked with Morty Shuman, but not as much as with Doc. I have stories about Phil Spector, believe me, but I don't feel comfortable sharing the ones worth sharing, as this is on the internet! Let's just say that Phil was a colorful character! Doc Pomus was a wonderful man. And Vini Poncia and Peter Andreoli were talented and funny as hell. We were young and had the time of our lives, never to be forgotten, for many reasons. We were hopeful, trusting, and ambitious. Our manager was from Brooklyn and we can't remember how we met him. But he got us to Doc . . . it was something. Again, thanks for you praise and interest. Louise Robbins Posnick of the Lovelites ------------------------------------------------------------------------- The more observant Spectropoppers might have also noticed messages from Rebecca Page of the Georgettes/Majorettes (etc) on the Public Bulletin Board in recent weeks. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 18:50:40 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Re: the Montanas / Louis Phillipe & the Fairports Firstly, a big Hi to Keiko - It was lovely to meet you too at the party. Great that you came all that way! Re: The Montanas "Let's Ride" - I put it on the new Ripples Vol 8 that comes out in about 2 weeks (called "Butterfly") and I think/hope that the credits will be right this time - if not I will promise to wag my finger severely in Sanctuary's direction! When the previous CD came out, the folk that did it simply didn't know where the song had come from. Good to see the wonderful Louis Phillipe getting a mention. I really rate his work very highly indeed, as well as his taste in good wine! All lovers of "Pet Sounds" should seek out his album "Azure" - not that it copies it at all, but it is influenced and shares a similar emotional and romantic quality. The album is wonderfully constructed and orchestrated, and Louis' voice is quite excellent on it. I also enjoy his album "Delta Kiss" and have a couple of spare copies of it in case anyone would like to offer a small trade... Lastly, for those out there who enjoy the early Fairport Convention there is good news - the recent re-issue of Leige & Leif has done so well, that the company that sell plastic ware are re-doing the first three albums with bonuses for the not-too-far distant future. With new booklets/notes too... Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 14:06:07 EDT From: Bill Green Subject: Re: Quiz This is a very interesting puzzle and I'm not sure I've cracked the here are a couple of "educated guesses": All of these songs were written or produced by a known name in the music business i.e. Torture was written by John D. Loudermilk. All of these songs were recorded in New York City. Wish me luck! Bill Green -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 19:59:26 +0100 From: Richard Williams Subject: Re: girl group stamps May I say thank you to everyone who passed on news of the function in Cleveland, particularly Dave Tollington, for his sensitive and touching account. What a mighty day it must have been. And how wonderful for those women to get a reminder of the degree to which their work of long ago is loved and valued. I vote Brill, too. Richard Williams -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 12:50:18 +0200 From: Jed Dubois Subject: Re: Le (neo) Sunshine Pop Dear Buddy, I was telling you about neo-sunshine... Vintage sunshine essentials are to be found on Free Design reissues (Siesta Spain /Marina Germany-/&Japan) check out Marina (with a great tribute to Brian, forget about the other recent comp on a US label this one is much much better) & new Free Design album (fabulous) Poptones and Revola (on are releasing fine stuff Eternity's children (on Cherry Red/Revola) + lots of great sunshine stuff Dotti Holmberg ( Sundazed as well is great with the magnificent Of Cabbages and Kings - Chad and Jeremy reissue. Mike Alway was the first pioneer & Simon Fisher Turner & Louis Phillippe of renewal in interest on sunshine pop since 1986 out él records reissue on Cherry Red & new él /Mike Alway stuff on Siesta Millenium Saggitarius Curt Boettcher Van Dyke Parks the Yellow Balloon Free design Margo Guryan France Gall are names you should investigate, dear friend. Is that ok for you???? Best!!! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 15:40:27 -0400 From: Warren Cosford Subject: Russ Simpson & The Supremes ...and the dots just keep on connecting... (from Russ Simpson): Hi Warren.. Very much enjoyed your recounting of the RadioPro Cleveland Dinner and the encounter with "the Girls". Not to let you Easterners bask in the enjoyment overly-long or in the sole exclusivity of such a night.. I have to add that, perhaps if time shifts are possible, the first unofficial RadioPro dinner with "the Girls" took place some 36 years ago here on the Left Coast. This humble writer and my then wife played host to the Supremes at an after the show dinner at a funky late night bistro, the Italian Village, a few short blocks from the Cave. They had been performing there all week knocking 'em dead. On one particular day they had decided to take in the sights. It was our pleasure to arrange a private charter and spend a delightful day cruising the waters around Vancouver showing off our city. They had so much fun we were asked to join them later for dinner. Berry Gordy, it seems, was flying in the following day. Mary Wilson asked if there was a good after-hours club they could take him to after their show to unwind. Immediately the name of "the Elegant Parlor" was proffered featuring a group I had spent some time with previously laying down demo tracks at CKLG. At that time they called themselves 'T.C. & The Brothers' then changing it to Little Daddy & The Bachelors. This resurrected memory, stimulated by your recent postings, leaves me with three thoughts. The first being what a talented, gorgeous, pleasant, unaffected person Mary Wilson was. Second, how much I wish I took better care of all the tapes I collected over the years. Somewhere, somehow, I let slip through my fingers, one of the greatest renditions of Mona by T.C. & The Brothers. The drum track being that of Floyd Sneed who would later hook up with Three Dog Night. T.C. & The Brothers, now playing as Little Daddy would step into the spotlight when Diana Ross et al made their "unwind" visit to the Elegant Parlor. What resulted was the Vancouvers with the addition of Bobby Taylor and the classic "Does Your Mama Know About Me?" Thirdly, had Mary Wilson not been the person she was and asking about clubs and groups in Vancouver even though coming from the home of some of the greatest talent contemporary music ever produced, would Tom and Cheech ever have gotten together? A few years ago Tommy Chong and I had a chance to fill in a lot of the details of the intervening years. Needless to say there were some very long smoke-shrouded blanks during the Cheech and Chong period. Thanks again for the stimulation to relive a great memory. Russ Simpson Warren Cosford Radiopro (TM) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 16:27:24 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Aki Aleong Late breaking news: there's a SAG (Screen Actors Guild) election in Hollywood coming up; one of the candidates for the Board is Aki Aleong. Thought someone here might be interested. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 21:42:09 +0200 From: Jed Dubois Subject: Re: Le (neo) Sunshine Pop Louis Philippe & Danny Manners new stuff with Jonathan Coe: "Between 9th & 13th" on Tricatel is worthile if not great!!! See my review of it in the latest issue of the Idler. And check out for info on the J.Coe/ Louis Philippe album. JED :) & check my label too: featuring April March, Bertrand Burgalat, Helena Noguerra, Saint Etienne, Merricks.... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 20:47:26 -0000 From: Leonardo Flores Subject: Re: the Mothers of Invention - Pomona Country Paul: > I know Zappa was a major doo-wop fan; was Ray > Collins around Frank in those early days? I don't know how old they were when they met, but seeing that they both grew up in here in the Inland Empire, Frank in Cucamonga and Ray in Pomona (Ray's Dad was a Pomona PD Officer) I'm sure they met very young. They both co-wrote the Heartbreakers 45 on Donna and I believe that was in 1963. As I don't have many Mothers Of Invention LPs, I do have Cruising With Ruben and The Jets CD, and Ray told me that I was the first person that ever asked him about that LP! Stuff Up The Cracks and Deseri are brillant neo-Doo-Wop tracks. Ray said thet there was an earlier version of Deseri that they recorded in the early 60s. Quite funny a lot of our conversation is on growing up in the 50s and 60s in Pomona (I'm a very big local historian). It's also great to hear his stories about his performing with other groups. I'm getting all these artists to sign next to their picture in my "Waiting For The Sun" book, so far I have Kim Fowley and now Ray. So that was the biggest treat in meeting Ray besides all the great stories! Cheers Leonardo Flores -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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