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Spectropop - Digest Number 589



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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
                  http://www.spectropop.com/Jamie.htm
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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Jack Nitzsche At Spectropop
           From: Team Spectropop 
      2. Re: Brute Force; girl group revival; Young Sisters; more
           From: Stephanie Campbell 
      3. John R. Gluck Jr.
           From: wriedt_s 
      4. Re: Brute Force + Interstellar + Hello, I'm new, how are you....
           From: Freya  
      5. Music Quiz
           From: Dan Hughes 
      6. Re: Used Vinyl
           From: Rat Pfink 
      7. Kathy Young reunion
           From: Roger Hollier 
      8. More Poppy Family! :)
           From: Freya 
      9. Spiral Starecase
           From: Richard Globman 
     10. New at musica
           From: Team Spectropop 
     11. Where Are They Now?
           From: Stephanie Campbell 
     12. Wayne Cochran's stature
           From: James F.  Cassidy 
     13. Re: GIRL GROUP ACETATES AT MUSICA
           From: Mick Patrick 
     14. Re: GIRL GROUP ACETATES AT MUSICA
           From: David Bell 
     15. Re: GIRL GROUP ACETATES AT MUSICA
           From: Mikey 
     16. Re: I'm just a DUMBHEAD!
           From: Mick Patrick 
     17. What a surprise! Acetates uncovered
           From: Neil Hever 
     18. Re: GIRL GROUP ACETATES AT MUSICA
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     19. I love Spectropop!!
           From: Stephanie Campbell 
     20. The Knack (U.S. 60s group)
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
     21. Re: Wayne Cochran's stature
           From: Stephanie Campbell 
     22. MAIN WAYNES
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     23. Re: Wayne Cochran's stature
           From: Norman 
     24. Re: More Poppy Family! :)
           From: Nick Archer 
     25. The not-so-elusive Malcolm Dodds; Wayne Cochran photos
           From: Country Paul 


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Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 23:49:49 -0000
   From: Team Spectropop 
Subject: Jack Nitzsche At Spectropop

The Spectropop Team are pleased and very proud to announce 
the launch of our most ambitious project to date: 
JACK NITZSCHE AT SPECTROPOP, 
created for us by Martin Roberts.

Armed with a discography printed in Bomp magazine, Martin began 
collecting the work of the legendary composer-arranger-producer 
Jack Nitzsche in the mid-70s. Before too long he had amassed a 
collection to envy. He set about updating and expanding that 
discography following the sad passing of Jack in August, 2000. 
That mission led to him generating something much larger, a
complete website devoted to Jack Nitzsche. Martin and our late 
founder Jamie hatched a plan to make that website available via 
Spectropop. We are delighted to have attained that objective on 
Jamie's behalf.

To sample the fruits of Martin's two years of very hard labour, 
simply click on http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm 
and enjoy!

The Spectropop Team



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Message: 2 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 08:12:08 -0700 From: Stephanie Campbell Subject: Re: Brute Force; girl group revival; Young Sisters; more Country Paul: > Some of you will yell at me, but am I the only one who thinks > the Spiral Staircase's "More Today Than Yesterday" is grating? I know what you mean I got tired of More Today than Yesterday but I felt that Pat Upton was a great lead singer and I thought it was a shame that the group didnt have more hits he was very talented. Those horns remind me of the Buckinghams who did have a lot of hits and continue to put on a good show although I do miss the lead singer Denny Tufano since he no longer sings with them, I saw them live in the late 80s and they were great and Mercy Mercy sounded just like the record,, Steph -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 15:28:58 -0000 From: wriedt_s Subject: John R. Gluck Jr. Can anyone remember who John R. Gluck, who co-wrote "It's My Party" (a hit for Lesley Gore), is (or was)? Was it a pseudonym or a real existing composer? ASCAP lists 102 songs my him, among them "Dream Angel Tonight" by the Tokens and things recorded by Gene Pitney ("Mecca"), Steve Lawrence and the Poni-Tails - plus Eddie Fontaine's "Nothin' Shakin'". Any hint ??? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 14:37:50 -0000 From: Freya Subject: Re: Brute Force + Interstellar + Hello, I'm new, how are you.... Otis: > Introductions, introductions... Hi everyone. I'm Otis, > new to this list and signed on after having it recommended > to me by a friend. Looks like I'll be enjoying discussions > here after reading a good slab of the archives this evening. Hiya Otis! Welcome to the list! Spectropop seems to be a place of synchronicity in the universe! Yes it must have been your webpage that I found and I thank you for it, as I was really enjoying it. > Brute and I just opened up http://www.brutesforce.com this week. Lots of people have only ever heard of him through your work, and I'm one of them! So thats good! > I did however just post up 38 tracks of The DeZurik (Cackle) > Sisters yesterday. Rare stuff that may never see the light of > day, so it's online to share (but only for a couple of weeks, > so grab it quick). Recordings from the 30's and 40's Wow! I've not heard it yet, but I've a feeling it's going to be fairly special! I wish the filenames were a bit more informative tho! I think it's very good to share things that might be lost forever! :) Thanks again. love Freya -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 09:14:17 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Music Quiz Do any Spectropoppers play this game? Several of the folks on this list should find it a pretty good challenge: Welcome to Golden Oldies 'Lyrics' Quiz #188 This quiz consists of audio excerpts. The audio clips are several seconds in length, and they may or may not contain lyrics. As usual, the first 25 songs are in alphabetical order by artist, followed by two tie-breakers alphabetized with respect to each other. The audio clips are available at http://www.ardini.com/ * You may download either the individual mp3 files or a 3.2MB zip file containing all 27 sound clips: http://www.ardini.com/GOLQ188/GOLQ188.zip * The quiz is also available in the wav format, either as individual files or as a 3.8MB zip file: http://www.ardini.com/GOLQ188/GOLQ188wav.zip However, the mp3 version of the quiz is recommended, as it has significantly better sound quality. Good luck to all! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 10:15:11 -0400 From: Rat Pfink Subject: Re: Used Vinyl Peter Lerner: >I rate Gemm - http://www.gemm.com very highly. Try them out. I've found some nice stuff at Gemm, but, be careful, Gemm is similar to eBay in that they are a middle-man. They just provide a place for record dealers to list their inventories. When you make a purchase through Gemm you're actually buying from one of these dealers, not directly from Gemm, and some of the dealers are much more reliable than others when it comes to grading (and pricing). RP -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 10:18:39 EDT From: Roger Hollier Subject: Kathy Young reunion Rhino have just released "Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop: The Greatest Songs From Early Rock 'N Roll". With a rosta of acts including Frankie Valli, Jerry Butler, Lloyd Price, Little Anthony, Lou Christie, Reflections, Fleetwoods, Five Satins, Duprees etc we also get Kathy Young reunited with The Innocents singing "A Thousand Stars" for the first time since they recorded that hit - when Young was just 14 years old. It's all from a concert recorded in 2001 at Pittsburgh's Benedum Centre for the Performing Arts. The DVD version has over 30 performances with bonus performances and interviews. If it's as good as Doo Wop at 50 and Doo Wop at 51 it should be a blast. I also noticed when reading Rob Finnis sleeve notes for Early Girls Vol 2 that Kathy married John Maus of The Walker Bros - wonder if they are still together? From the queen of the midlands (that is the city) Rodge -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 16:05:05 -0000 From: Freya Subject: More Poppy Family! :) Thanks to someones incredible generosity, I now have copies of 'poppy seeds' and 'which way you goin billy' :) I've just listened to some of them for the first time! I've only heard a little of 'poppy seeds' but these are the songs that made a big impact on me! I find it kind of fascinating that the two people on the cover of 'which way you goin' that look the coolest are the 2 other members of the poppy family stood at the back. This is what I thought of some of the tracks: WHICH WAY YOU GOIN BILLY 'Beyond the clouds': This is such an amazing song and one for anybody to check out. I'm sure it's the best song they ever did! A place in my heart forever I am sure! 'Theres no Blood in Bone': Great introduction to the song but probably a bit over the top. The song itself is great too and one of the better ones on the album. 'Which way you goin billy': Oh god this is awful. I'm really shocked by how awful this is. And they named the album after this! What were they thinking of! Perhaps it was the same marketing person who put "featuring Susan Jacks" on the cover! It's kind of painfully pathetic and sad. I think this is a good song to keep in your collection, if you ever start to identify with this track then you know you need to sort your life out and I don't know take up something creative and do something with your life, even if it's knitting. Really, if billy was found with an ice pick through his heart I'd be starting to think it was a positive thing, although I'd feel bad for the man, as he was doing her a favour. She shouldn't be worried about where billy is going she should be worried about herself, at least billy is going somewhere! He is probably going wherever his identity is taking him! *~sigh* Oh and the music, it's the least interesting song musically on the album. Most of the rest of the album, you can hear they are trying to do something interesting, not on this song tho. Horrifying! 'What can the matter be': Oh dear, theres something not quite right about this musically, I think it might be that "What can the matter be" is already associated with a strong melody perhaps, but the worst thing about this track is the lyrics. At least they are laughably bad in places. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. 'Of cities and escapes': Such a wonderful title, I had really, really high hopes for this song but when I played it I was initially dissapointed, but then a little way into the song they suddenly decide they are going to make it more interesting musically and it really adds a lot in my opinion. Some of the lyrics on this are great. I have a feeling this one might really grow on me but I've only heard it briefly. I need to hear it some more. POPPY SEEDS 'Living too close to the ground': Wow! Another great track. I've played this once and it has already made a big impact on me. This is like the next greatest poppy family song after beyond the clouds! It's almost like the answer to which way you goin billy. :) Someone must have jumped: For some reason this makes me think of the Zounds track "Did he jump?" I'm wondering if there is any relation thematically, but I'll have to hear it again to get some idea. Sadly I wonder if they would have made such interesting records if they lived in a different time :( You kind of get the impression they might be making an effort some of the time because they have to. Just what I thought of the albums *giggle* I'd love to hear what other peoples favourite track is! :) Also I'm wondering if the same people are listed as the writers for all the tracks. Like who are the authors of 'Beyond the Clouds' and 'Living too close to the ground'? Great to hear these albums! love Freya -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 14:07:38 -0700 From: Richard Globman Subject: Spiral Starecase JimmyBee commented on their lesser known song "She's Ready": Absolutely! "She's Ready" can be found on almost any jukebox at any southeastern beach...much more popular than "More Today...." because you can't sing along to "More Today...". Who the hell has that kind of range? Certainly not this old geezer! DICKYG -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 19:36:56 -0000 From: Team Spectropop Subject: New at musica Original message from Neil Hever: > Folks, I have three "Girl group" acetates. One has been > identified (it came with the sheet music) and the other two are > mysteries! They were at the bottom of a storage closet where > they have languished for over 35 years. The one identified is > Jackie DeShannon "Franklin Street". It is believed to be her > demo with the Wrecking Crew. The other two titles are on Dick > Charles Recording Service NYC acetates marked "Screen Gems". > The titles are "He's Gonna Be Somebody" and "When This Little > Girl Gets Through". They are both up-tempo, fully arranged > demonstrations with female lead vocals, backing chorus and basic > instrumentation and solos. HGBS sounds like the Cookies and the > other track is a little harder to place. Any ideas? > Cheers, Neil Hever Dear Spectropoppers, Neil Hever has now posted the above mentioned three acetates to musica, making them available for all members to hear. Can anyone identify the unknown artists? To listen, simply click below: Jackie DeShannon - Franklin Street: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/Jackie%20DeShannon%20-%20Franklin%20Street%20%28demo%29.mp3 Unknown artist - He's Gonna Be Somebody: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/Unidentified%20female%20-%20He%27s%20Gonna%20Be%20Somebody.mp3 When This Little Girl Gets Through: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/Unidentified%20female%20-%20When%20This%20Little%20Girl%20Gets%20Through.mp3 Enjoy, The Spectropop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 16:56:41 -0700 From: Stephanie Campbell Subject: Where Are They Now? I have a question regarding girl groups. Does anyone know what Alder Ray is doing now, the lady who did "Because I Love Him"? She never became a major star but I see her name on Girl Group Compilations. Also, this other lady on a compilation I have called 'Growing Up Too Fast', some woman named Sadina singing "I Want that Boy". This is a great song and I wonder what she is doing. I emailed Ginny Arnell and she is selling Crystal now and doesn't sing anymore. I used to love her song "Dumbhead".. :Im a stupid little girl Im just a dumbhead..LOL Steph -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 16:26:33 -0400 From: James F. Cassidy Subject: Wayne Cochran's stature About Wayne Cochran, Stephanie Campbell opined: >I think he should have been a lot bigger than what he was. Actually, he *was* a lot bigger than he was, once you added in the 2-inch heels and the 12-inch-high, bleached-and-teased pompadour! Jim Cassidy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 22:16:24 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: GIRL GROUP ACETATES AT MUSICA Original message from Neil Hever: > Folks, I have three "Girl group" acetates. One has been > identified (it came with the sheet music) and the other two are > mysteries! They were at the bottom of a storage closet where > they have languished for over 35 years. The one identified is > Jackie DeShannon "Franklin Street". It is believed to be her > demo with the Wrecking Crew. The other two titles are on Dick > Charles Recording Service NYC acetates marked "Screen Gems". > The titles are "He's Gonna Be Somebody" and "When This Little > Girl Gets Through". They are both up-tempo, fully arranged > demonstrations with female lead vocals, backing chorus and basic > instrumentation and solos. HGBS sounds like the Cookies and the > other track is a little harder to place. Any ideas? > Cheers, Neil Hever Reply from the Spectropop Team: > Neil has now posted the above mentioned three acetates to > musica, making them available for all members to hear. Can anyone > identify the unknown artists? Hello All, Well, I've listened, and Neil is totally right, "Franklin Street" is certainly Jackie DeShannon. It's absolutely great. It sounds like it was cut at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood, like most of her other demos. The sensational backing vocals are, without a doubt, supplied by Darlene Love & the Blossoms. I would imagine the musicians include Leon Russell (piano), Glen Campbell (guitar) and Hal Blaine (drums). The track was probably produced by Jackie's friend, the one and only Jack Nitzsche. I know I'm not the only Spectropper who thinks Jackie's demos were frequently superior to her official recordings. This is one of the best I've heard. "He's Gonna Be Somebody" is fabulous, too. The lyrics are particularly strong. I can identify the back-up girls as the Cookies, but the lead vocals are not sung by a member of that group. I think we need Ian Chapman to listen to this one. Ears like a bat, that one! "When This Little Girl Gets Through" sounds to me like it was written with Connie Francis in mind. Connie made some mighty fine girl group style tracks at this time. I don't know if she ever did this song. I would imagine that the number was composed by one or more of the following scribes: Howard Greenfield, Hank Hunter, Helen Miller and Neil Sedaka. I think the performer is Toni Wine. She would have been about 16 at the time and working for Screen Gems as a demo singer. So thanks, Neil, that was a treat. Thanks for sharing you great find. These acetates could easily be one of a kind items. I would advise all members to listen to these three tracks while they have the chance. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 17:32:54 EDT From: David Bell Subject: Re: GIRL GROUP ACETATES AT MUSICA I haven't listened to the tracks yet but I can confirm that Connie did not record "When This Little Girl Gets Through"... more's the pity from your description of the song, Michael. David. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 17:35:59 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: GIRL GROUP ACETATES AT MUSICA I agree, these three acetates were great!! A lost window into 1963. Your Friend, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 23:16:02 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: I'm just a DUMBHEAD! Stephanie Campbell: > I emailed Ginny Arnell and she is selling Crystal now and > doesn't sing anymore. I used to love her song "Dumbhead".. > I'm a stupid little girl > I'm just a dumbhead..LOL Hi Steph, Wot we wanna know is, were you born with a peanut for a brain?! Luv, MICK PS: I agree, it's a great record. You should hear Ginny's Japanese-language version! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 21:41:44 -0000 From: Neil Hever Subject: What a surprise! Acetates uncovered Popsters, Well it certainly is good to have such fine tuned "ears" listening to the three acetate tracks I submitted. Jackie DeShannon, Darlene Love, Leon Russel and Hal Blaine all on one song? Is it possible? I can't believe these demos just sat on the shelf for the most part and nobody ever thought to release them. Thanks for the early reaction to the songs. I'm really digging the early DeShannon demos I picked up recently too. All of this is truly exciting stuff. Best wishes, Neil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 21:35:22 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: GIRL GROUP ACETATES AT MUSICA Mick Patrick writes: > ... Toni Wine ... Is she still married to Chips Moman? She had perfect pitch - absolute. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 20:32:38 -0700 From: Stephanie Campbell Subject: I love Spectropop!! I'm just in awe of the knowledge on this list, and I'm sorry I did not have the privilege of knowing Jamie, the originator. I notice a lot of members are British, and the thing I like about people from overseas (I live in Maryland, not too far from Washington DC) is that they have such an appreciation for the music. I have spoken with George Kerr on the phone, the man who produced "Hypnotized", the Linda Jones classic, and he said that when he is in England or overseas he is treated like royalty yet nobody knows him over here!!! I was told also that producers are treated like Gods overseas. I had the pleasure of speaking with Shadow Morton (only once) and he is shocked at how amazed we are with his productions he said overseas he saw his name on a Marquee once and couldn't believe what he saw. I think the Brill Building people are amazed at how we fans feel about the music. When I was a little girl I thought I was the only nut who wanted to meet every producer and every musician and know every nuance that went into a record and who the background singers were. When I found the internet and groups like Spectropop I thought my God I have found friends!!!! All my friends knew was "He's So Fine" by the Chiffons, they couldn't give a hoo hoo about "Nobody Knows whats Going On In My Mind" or "I Have a Boyfriend". Alan Betrock's book 'Girl Groups' really got me interested in this stuff though and I wish he were living. When I found out that he died I was saddened. Anyone can read that book and tell he had a love for the music. It's good to see people on a board who want to know who the background singer for Lou Christie was and things like that you guys are really amazing!! When I first found this group and the website I thought it was a tribute to Phil Spector...LOL. I guess I was wrong, it is so much more!! Thank God for Jamie. How many people are there out there like us who like to collect and discuss? I'm a music fanatic, and when I hear a song like "Out In The Streets" by the Shangri-las or "Sally Go Round The Roses" or "New York's A Lonely Town" by the Tradewinds, I wish I were a fly on the wall in the studio to see how they did it. If I could sit down and have lunch with Lou Christie or Hoagy Lands (the late great Hoagy Lands who did "The Next In Line") or go to a Northern Soul Bar (which I want to do badly if I can ever get to England) ..I thank God for people like you that let me know there are others out there and I wish I had the knowledge you have. By the way does anyone know where Christine Cooper is, who did "SOS" and "Heartaches Away My Boy", two Northern Soul favorites? What a club!! Stephanie Campbell I love Spectropop!! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 17:16:57 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: The Knack (U.S. 60s group) Does someone know if this group - not to be confused with the U.K. group that recorded several singles from 1965-67 - released any more records than the following: Time Waits For No One/I'm Aware (Capitol 5774, 1967) Pretty Daisy/Banana Man (Capitol P 5940, 1967) Freedom Now/Lady In The Window (Capitol P 2075) My copies of the last two are promos (designated by the "P" prefix); it's possible these never received a full commercial pressing. Some of you will know "Time Waits For No One," but the other songs are all pretty excellent late-60s pop/rock too. And as far as I know none of these tracks have been comp'd (well, except for the "Lost Jukebox" series...;-) ). I can play any of these to musica when some space clears if anyone's interested. Off now to listen to those girl group acetates! Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 20:39:58 -0700 From: Stephanie Campbell Subject: Re: Wayne Cochran's stature Jim Cassidy: > Actually, he *was* a lot bigger than he was, once you added > in the 2-inch heels and the 12-inch-high, bleached-and-teased > pompadour! Yeah he kind of reminded me of Roy Head and "Treat her Right"..what a song!!!!! HEY HEY HEY Steph -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 21:33:14 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: MAIN WAYNES There was another Wayne, out of Georgia. His name was Wayne Loguidice. I only know of one record he made - "Ow Boogaloo". He used King Curtis's band and Mickey Baker did the charts. Can't remember the producer's name - real good track record, owned a record store/studio on 125th St. in Harlem possibly Bobby Robinson??? Anyway Wayne was talented and very deep into the R&B thing. Lost among the ozone - another white R&B talent was Billy Harner out of Philly. You guys that know the real deep history may fill in the gaps. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 19:37:12 +0930 From: Norman Subject: Re: Wayne Cochran's stature Re: Wayne Cochran Was he the same bloke who had a hit with "Last Kiss" (that song Pearl Jam covered recently) or is he someone else? Norman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 21:51:10 -0500 From: Nick Archer Subject: Re: More Poppy Family! :) Several years ago I recorded an interview that my brother did with Susan Jacks here in Nashville. She mentioned that one of my favorite songs, "That's Where I Went Wrong", was recorded here. I know that there are two versions of the record, and that one sounds more Nashville, with fatter bass and some Chet Atkins guitar up in the mix. I'll review the interview (it's on DAT somewhere), and make it available on CD to anyone interested. Nick Archer Check out Nashville's classic SM95 on the web at http://www.live365.com/stations/289419 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 00:14:48 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: The not-so-elusive Malcolm Dodds; Wayne Cochran photos Jeff Glenn, the elusive Malcolm Dodds & The Tunedrops did the first 45 on End in 1957, #1000; Collectibles offers a reissue of "It Took A Long Time"/"Priscilla" at http://www.oldies.com/artist/index.cfm/id/2381.html There are at least two more on End, "Fools Rush In" /?, End 1004 (October, 1957), and "Tonight"/?, End 1010. There's also a reference at http://members.tripod.com/carissadanielle/b.htm to a Dodds & the Tunedrops song called "Beauty and the Beast Did the Rock & Roll" (which may be an alternate flip side to End 1000). Carissa is the granddaughter of one of the Tunedrops! I found these other 45's in various places, and in no particular order: Amy 861 - "A rendezvous with a broken heart"/"In all my wildest dreams" MGM 13025 - "Laugh At My Heart"/? Decca 9-30653 - "Your Voice"/"The Swingin' Platoon" Decca 9-30766 - "This is Real (This is Love)"/"I'll Always Be" (also Brunswick 05774, UK) Aurura 1996 - "Ich Bin Very Happy"/? Parkway (UK release, US unknown, #unknown) - "Come See The Sun" (on sale for 40 pounds (!) at Sounds of Soul, http://www.sosrecords.fsnet.co.uk/index.html.htm a northern soul website I that couldn't get to open) Dodds had at least two solo albums on RCA Camden (their budget label): one gospel, "Great Spirituals," CAS-763; and a middle- roader from 1965, "Happiness Is A Thing Called Love," CAS-873. The site http://www.artistdirect.com notes Dodds 'also appears on Phyllis Hyman, "One On One" (Arranger); Various Artists, "Canadian American Story" (Performer); and Various Artists, "George Goldner Presents The End Story" (Performer)'. Other credits include co-writing a #32 charter for (and with) Brook Benton, "Two Tickets To Paradise," in 1963; arranging a mid-60's gospel album by Benton, "If You Believe", MG-20619; vocal arrangements for the Broadway show, "Sophisticated Ladies" in 1981; and The Malcolm Dodds Orch. & Chorus accompanying "Nina Simone Sings Ellington" (Colpix CP 425, 1962). (From a recent review at http://www.salon.com/music/music961219.html 'Ellington's "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" [is] marred by hackneyed arrangements and bleached-white background vocals performed by some group called the Malcolm Dodds Singers".) But the 'song' he may be most 'famous' for ('Incorrect' music fans, take note!) comes courtesy of http://www.crixa.com/muse/unionsong/u103.html "Look for the Union Label" - A song by Paula Green, music by Malcolm Dodds 1975, UNITE Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (formerly International Ladies' Garment Workers'Union and other unions) "Look for the union label when you are buying that coat, dress or blouse. Remember somewhere our union's sewing, our wages going to feed the kids, and run the house. We work hard, but who's complaining? Thanks to the I.L.G. we're paying our way! So always look for the union label, it says we're able to make it in the U.S.A.!" Notes - I found this song on the web at: http://www.uniteunion.org/research/song.html This song appears to have also been used in a South Park episode! (For our UK participants, there also appears to be an MP or barrister named Malcolm Dodds, but it's probably not the same guy!) In other news, Davie Gordon wrote: > Wayne [Cochran] has a website at > http://www.waynecochran.com Worth a visit for the photos alone! The first photo after the motorcycle is priceless! (I wish more of the pix were better identified.) To see what Cochran looks like today, go to http://www.walkincanemark.com/CC%20RIDER%20REUNION%20PAGE.htm the site of Walkin' Cane Mark, a southwest blues guy. ("Get down, Wayne - now try to get back up!") Enough for now, Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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