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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 20 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The Actionettes
           From: Elisabeth 
      2. Re: Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In Brute Force's Mind But Him!)
           From: Freya 
      3. Re: Gold Star Acetate Found - Chuck Barris Syndicate
           From: Mikey 
      4. Music for people and Music Money stuff.
           From: Freya 
      5. Modern songs with a spector sound
           From: Freya 
      6. The Breakaways
           From: Jon 
      7. RE: Gold Star Acetate Found - Chuck Barris Syndicate
           From: gregg luvoxx 
      8. Re: Gold Star Acetate Found - Chuck Barris Syndicate
           From: Phil Milstein
      9. Re: The Poppy Family
           From: David Parkinson 
     10. Be My Baby - The Play
           From: Roger Hollier 
     11. Chuck Barris--What a Clown!
           From: Dan Hughes 
     12. Re: Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In Brute Force's Mind But Him!)
           From: Dan Hughes 
     13. Re: Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In Brute Force's Mind  But Him!)
           From: Phil Milstein 
     14. QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE: BEARS (ROGER PERKINS)
           From: Matthew Kaplan 
     15. Re: Gold Star Acetate Found - Chuck Barris Syndicate
           From: Phil Milstein 
     16. Re:  S.N. & the CT's. (was WIBG)
           From: Roger K 
     17. SPCLG?
           From: Dan Hughes 
     18. Re: Gold Star Acetate Found - Chuck Barris Syndicate
           From: gregg luvoxx 
     19. Re: Quicksilver Messenger Service / Roger Perkins
           From: Doug 
     20. Ronnie on Fresh Air
           From: Paul Woods 


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Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 12:56:47 -0000
   From: Elisabeth 
Subject: Re: The Actionettes

> Just a final reminder to all of you who missed the Spectropop 
> Party that there's another chance to catch the Actionettes at 
> their show on Saturday 31st of August, Upstairs at the Garage, 
> Highbury Corner, London Nsomething. (Islington Tube Station is 
> pretty much directly opposite). It's the gals' summer special 
> featuring some of their favourite dance routines, special guests 
> and DJs. More info as always on: http://www.actionettes.com	

And just to add, I'm very excited to say that Delia has asked 
me to do a reprise of "Be my Baby" with the Actionettes on the 
night. 

I'm just over the moon to have the chance to groove again with 
the most stylin' gang of mademoiselles. 

Hope to see lots of you there! (this time, I'm gonna persuade 
Mick to dance with me!)

Elisabeth x



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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 12:26:54 -0000 From: Freya Subject: Re: Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In Brute Force's Mind But Him!) kind of suprised to see Mr Force mentioned on here! I discovered Mr Force on some strange website where you could download a BF album and also stuff by shooby the human horn! I've never been able to find the website again but seem to think it had some strange connection with the bran flakes who in turn have some kind of connection with Brian Wilson??? Anyway even more shocked to go to the website and see mention of a gig in Birmingham! Now I feel sure this must be Birmingham, Alabama except that I have a strange idea from somewhere, that what was formerly called the Hummingbird might now be called the Academy? I find the idea that he might have played in Brum really bizzare! I mean he didn't play London but played Birmingham???!!! OK, some of you are probably laughing at me now for even thinking such a thing, but I'd really like someone to confirm it isn't true as it kind of hurts my head at the thought of such a thing! love Freya -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 07:53:58 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Gold Star Acetate Found - Chuck Barris Syndicate Leonardo Flores: > I find a yellow and Black "Gold Star" Acetate by a group > called the Chuck Barris Syndicate. The song is called "Baja > California" with a B-side song with an unknown title. Leonardo, Chuck Barris was a famous guy in television. He created "The Newlywed Game", "The Dating Game" and "The Gong Show", of which he was host. He also wrote "Palisades Park" for singer Freddy Cannon, which went to number 4 on the national charts. He ALSO was a CIA agent for some time. So, that's a great find you have there. Will you play it to musica? Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 13:41:10 -0000 From: Freya Subject: Music for people and Music Money stuff. Stephanie Campbell wrote: > To John Lester: > I had no idea you were on the Spectropop list!!! Man you > really get around!! If I was in England I would have come > to the party there. Oh well, I will definitely be in the one > in NY. And by the way, no offense to anyone on the list, but > I can't stand the Poppy Family, although I can tolerate.... *giggle* !!! Well that's the wonderful thing about there being such a diversity of music out there! To go with the diversity of people! Some music just wasn't meant for some people. You just have to hope that the right music, reaches the right people who need it, somehow! That's the way it should be. Sometimes I think that Bad music is an oxymoron but then I hear the title music to that new Star Trek thing... > "Seasons In The Sun". It's "Which Way You Goin Billy" that > I don't like!!!! Susan has a nice voice though. I read in some > book that "Seasons In The Sun" made so much money for Terry Jacks > that he could retire and didn't have to work again. That sounds sooooooooooooo unlikely! I mean if he didn't write the song then he presumably won't make jack (groan) off the publishing and nobody makes money off record sales! (well apart from big record companies!) Maybe there is some other way he could make money from it tho? I guess you must still be able to make money from your actual recording being reproduced on the air???, as opposed to the performance of a song? Perhaps this explains the difference between the PPL and the PRS? Anybody know about these things? It makes me curious now! :) love Freya -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 13:55:12 -0000 From: Freya Subject: Modern songs with a spector sound I've not heard this new McAlmont/Butler song yet, but I've often wondered about a song I heard by a band called Vellocette. They were some kind of offshoot of comet gain, and they had this single that was just incredible, called "Get Yourself Together? It had the most Spector-like production I had ever heard and the song was preety amazing too! And then they released the album, with a new version of the song and no Spector sound to be heard anywhere. It sounded a lot more bland in fact, production wise:( I've heard there is a demo version of Bitterscene out there, one of the better songs on the album and I often wonder if that has more of a Spector sound! Sadly I only have the cd not the original 7 inch:( Does anyone have this record who might confirm my story? love Freya -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 14:02:21 -0000 From: Jon Subject: The Breakaways Does anyone out there know if there's a CD of The Breakaways? They're one of my favorite girl groups. I occasionally see a compilation CD with ONE song on, but nothing more. Boy, was I suprised to eventually learn they were from England! "That How It Goes" sounds like The Wall of Sound! I found a web page for Vicki Brown who was in the group (she's now deceased), but nothing was mentioned for sale of the Breakaways. I believe she has solo things available in the UK. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 07:07:16 -0700 From: gregg luvoxx Subject: RE: Gold Star Acetate Found - Chuck Barris Syndicate Leonardo Flores: > I was digging around at my friends record shop this evening > and lo and behold I find a yellow and Black "Gold Star" > acetate by a group called the Chuck Barris Syndicate. That would be Gong Show host and CIA operative Chuck Barris. He composed many of the themes to the game shows he produced incl. The Newlywed Game. Chuck also penned the song Palisades Park, which was taken to the top of the charts by none other than Freddy Boom Boom Cannon. Watch for the George Clooney- directed bio-pic on Chuck based on his autobiography "Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind" which will be released in November. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 09:07:25 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Gold Star Acetate Found - Chuck Barris Syndicate Leonardo Flores wrote: > I was digging around at my friends record shop this evening and low > and behold I find a yellow and Black "Gold Star" Acetate by a group > called the Chuck Barris Syndicate. The song is called "Baja > California" with a B-side song with an unknown title. The title certainly has a Herb Alpert flavor to it, and Barris, as producer of The Dating Game, gave Alpert's music a huge boost by using his "Tijuana Taxi" (I think it was) as that show's theme. So my speculation is that the Chuck Barris Syndicate may have been comprised of members of Alpert's band. The use of Gold Star would help support that theory. Barris himself was also a songwriter, with Freddy Cannon's "Palisades Park" his most famous credit. --Phil Milstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 08:11:08 -0700 From: David Parkinson Subject: Re: The Poppy Family Speaking of the Poppy Family (yet again), does anyone know what ever happened to the sessions that Terry Jacks produced with the Beach Boys in the 1970s? I don't have my copy of Bubblegum Is The Naked Truth here at work (fancy that), so maybe the answer is there... but did anything ever get recorded? Should we expect ever to hear those sessions? David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 12:39:40 EDT From: Roger Hollier Subject: Be My Baby - The Play Hi Spectropoppers For those in the UK you may be interested in a play that is on tour. It's called "Be My Baby", and will be showing at the Nottingham Playhouse 25-28 Sept. "It's 1964 and nineteen-year-old Mary is living in a mother and baby home, unmarried and seven months pregnant. Along with her new friends she has to cope with putting her baby up for adoption whether she likes it or not. Despite this, the girls' youthful effervescence can't help breaking through as they sing along to the Ronettes, Shangri-Las,Shirelles and other girl-groups of the period and Phil Spector classics. Soho Theatre has established itself as one of the coolist London venues (Time Out). This is the company's first national tour. Amanda Whittington is one of Nottingham's leading playwrights and author of Player's Angels and Stand Up Cherry Pie" One to look out for in case it's playing in your area. You could try http://www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk for further info. Roger -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 13:52:39 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Chuck Barris--What a Clown! Chuck wrote an "autobiography" in which he alternated chapters about his show biz career with chapters about his CIA career. But the CIA stuff was just more Chuck Barris buffoonery. In the book, he claimed to have had the code name "Sunny Sixkiller" and he was a CIA assassin who made his hits while chaperoning Dating Game winners. As idiotic as this sounds, some readers believed it and spread the word to others who didn't read the book, who swallowed it without question. As he said in an interview with Connie Chung, "I once applied for the CIA and while I was going through the process I went off to do TV. But I often wondered what would have happened had I done both." Thus resulted the book. Half of which was true (the show biz part); the other half (the CIA story) was pure balderdash. ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 13:56:08 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In Brute Force's Mind But Him!) Freya, here are several sites that contain both Brute Force and Shooby - hope one of them is the one you're seeking.... http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=shooby+brute+force ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 14:07:00 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In Brute Force's Mind But Him!) Freya wrote: > kind of suprised to see Mr Force mentioned on here! I discovered > Mr Force on some strange website where you could download a BF > album and also stuff by shooby the human horn! I've never been > able to find the website again but seem to think it had some > strange connection with the bran flakes who in turn have some > kind of connection with Brian Wilson??? The site you describe sounds like the Interstellar Cafe, hosted by Otis F. Odder: http://www.interstellarcafe.com/audioarchives/ --Phil Milstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 18:21:03 EDT From: Matthew Kaplan Subject: QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE: BEARS (ROGER PERKINS) I am desperately trying to track down a scan for the Quicksilver Messenger Service single entitled "Bears" from 1968 (Capitol 2320, flipside "Stand By Me"), it was their second single and at the time it never appeared on any of their releases. I need this for a project that I am working on and more particularly I'm looking for the publishing information for this song which was written by a very obscure Bay Area folk artist by the name of Roger Perkins. Even more specifically, I'm trying to track down Roger Perkins himself and I've hit a brick wall. If anybody can help me I would really appreciate it. Matthew Kaplan PS: Sorry for the double post on multiple lists -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 14:04:32 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Gold Star Acetate Found - Chuck Barris Syndicate gregg luvoxx wrote: > That would be Gong Show host and CIA operative Chuck Barris. > He composed many of the themes to the game shows he produced > incl. The Newlywed Game. Chuck also penned the song Palisades > Park, which was taken to the top of the charts by none other > than Freddy Boom Boom Cannon. Watch for the George Clooney- > directed bio-pic on Chuck based on his autobiography > "Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind" which will be released in > November. Barris wrote extensively about the "CIA operative" phase of his' career in his first autobiography - the one the upcoming movie will be based on - then discredited it in his second as pure fiction, composed only for his own amusement. The cat is an original, to say the least. --Phil Milstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 21:20:56 -0000 From: Roger K Subject: Re: S.N. & the CT's. (was WIBG) Billy, Thanks for playing the track to Musica, good stuff. If anyone has Stark Naked And The Car Thieves' follow up - "Look Back in Love (Not in Anger)" I'd love to hear that one too. I don't think it has been comped anywhere yet, somebody please correct me if I'm wrong. The Yachts' covered that one around 1979, and once I found out it wasn't an original, I've been curious as to where how they discovered such an obscurity. Teddy & the Panda's also covered it on their "Basic Magnetism" LP. Any other cover versions? Roger K. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 13:34:46 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: SPCLG? This is a repost from several months ago, which received no response at all. Maybe somebody will come through this time.... A song called "SPCLG" (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Little Girls) was a hit in Indianapolis (my hometown) in the early 60's. A wonderful record, sounded Motown to me but was actually on VeeJay. What can you tell me about this group? Thanks, ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 16:41:15 -0700 From: gregg luvoxx Subject: Re: Gold Star Acetate Found - Chuck Barris Syndicate Phil Milstein: > Barris wrote extensively about the "CIA operative" phase of > his' career in his first autobiography - the one the upcoming > movie will be based on - then discredited it in his second as > pure fiction, composed only for his own amusement. The cat is > an original, to say the least. Oh I know. BTW, Phil, I have your LP "The Mathematical Genius Of Pep Lester" around here somewhere. Sometimes I find myself humming "All Pep Lester's Parties". Nice to see you here at Spectropop. luv -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 23:56:56 -0000 From: Doug Subject: Re: Quicksilver Messenger Service / Roger Perkins Matthew Kaplan wrote: > I am desperately trying to track down a scan for the > Quicksilver Messenger Service single entitled "Bears" > from 1968 (Capitol 2320, flipside "Stand By Me"), it > was their second single and at the time it never appeared > on any of their releases. I need this for a project that > am working on and more particularly I'm looking for the > publishing information for this song which was written by > a very obscure Bay Area folk artist by the name of Roger > Perkins. Even more specifically, I'm trying to track down > Roger Perkins himself and I've hit a brick wall. Matt, I don't have access to a scanner right at the present moment, but I can give you the publishing info: "Quicksilver Music BMI" is what is listed on the label. Hope that helps. Doug -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 10:31:28 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time) From: Paul Woods Subject: Ronnie on Fresh Air I just spotted that Ronnie Spector and Hal Blaine were on the US radio show Fresh Air on August 27th. Fortunately the show is archived at: http://freshair.npr.org/dayFA.cfm?todayDate=archive ...so it doesn't matter that I couldn't pick up the broadcast here in Bristol, England. 8-) Best, Paul Woods -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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