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Spectropop - Digest Number 595

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: oldies radio on net
           From: Michael Godin 
      2. Re: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop
           From: Bill Reed 
      3. Re: oldies radio on net?
           From: John Solocinski 
           From: Peter Lerner 
      5. Re: Mary Weiss-Stokes of the Shangri-Las
           From: Tony Leong 
      6. Re: SUZI JANE HOKUM
           From: Peter Lerner 
      7. Re: Robin Wilson
           From: Peter Lerner 
      8. Oldies' Shows on the Internet
           From: Mike Edwards 
      9. Re: Backcomb'n'Beat: Dream Babes 3
           From: Billy Spradlin 
     10. Re: Quiz
           From: M. Anthony 
     11. Mark Wirtz Anthology At Last
           From: Mark Frumento 
     12. The Liquid Room 09/01/02
           From: David Ponak 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 06:52:38 -0700
   From: Michael Godin 
Subject: Re: oldies radio on net

Lindsay Martin wrote:
> Does anyone have a decent oldies station in their area that
> can also be heard live on the Net?

In an act of self promotion and based on the feedback I receive 
from listeners all over the world, I suggest you have a listen 
to Treasure Island Oldies. "On the air" since 1997, it is one 
of the longest running oldies radio shows in the world. 
Spectropop member Ian Chapman is a weekly contributor with his 
feature, Ian Chapman's Girl Groups, a Treasure Island Oldies 

The show has lots of other different features including Voice 
Your Choice, Top 5 Countdown this week from the year ..., 
Instrumental Gem of the Week, Lounge Double, Car Tune, plus many 
Lost Treasures, songs that will tug at the memory strings with a
'wow I haven't heard that song in 35 years' response! Every song 
I play is from own personal collection. Also use custom re-cut 
classic jingles with voice imaging from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 
pioneer disc jockey Red Robinson.

There are often special themed shows. This week's show has a 
"Back To School" theme.

Have a listen and judge for yourself.

Michael Godin
Treasure Island Oldies

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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 23:59:46 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Re: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop Kingsley Abbott wrote: > Just like to add my voice of welcome to Martin's great > "Specs" site. Like Peter I found the time slipping by as > I started on Saturday morning to delve into what is on > offer, and the Tammy Grimes track is a lovely addition - > Jack at his best. I spent the better part of my last Thursday rummaging, foraging, digging, exploring, enjoying, revelling in, etc. the wonderful new Nitzsche site. I look forward to the many (no doubt) additions in the future. Stuck inside my copy - that's my patented filing system - of JN's St. Giles Cripplegate is a Harvey Kubernik JN article from New Times LA from 1998. I also have an original of the Winter '76/77 Bomp Nitzsche issue, so I am a bit of a fan. But I learned so much more exploring Martin's site. Nitzsche is an amazing figure: the man who put the bricks in the Wall of Sound, was a member of Crazy Horse, played on key Stones tracks, wrote and recorded neo-classical compositions, helped revolutionize the art of the film soundtrack, PLUS played a major part in some of the finest all-out rock recordings of his time! I wrote to Martin privately congratulating him, and also passed along the following piece of JN trivia, which should not be construed as a criticism of his remarkable discography. Basically, the project I brought his attention to falls below discographical radar and probably doesn't merit adding. But I would like to take this opportunity to also call Spectroppers' attention to this rather, um, bizarre, slice of vinyl. To whit: "Martin: BTW I have a Jack Nitzsche item that I do not see in your discography: a Pat Boone album on Tetragrammaton (T-118) entitled "Departure". Normally I am not a Boone collector, but reading the small print on the back, how could I resist? Contributions are not broken down, but "thanks" are accorded (among others): Phil Ochs, Judy Henske, Gracia Nitzsche, Larry Knechtel, Jack "Specs" Nitzsche, Susan (Mrs. Neil) Young, Plas Johnson, Zal Yanovsky, assorted LEAVES, SPOONFULS, a TURTLE, and an extra STONE [?]. Repertoire by Biff Rose, John Stewart, Tim Buckley, John D. Loudermilk, et al. It goes without saying that [with a cast of characters like that] the goldarn thing is almost listenable. I wonder exactly what JN had to do with the White Buck Wonder's 1968 attempt to get down with the new kid music." Martin, in turn, checked this out and discovered that the producer of the album, and whose name - perhaps somewhat perversely - DOES NOT appear on the back, was Jerry Yester, of the Lovin' Spoonful AND co-producer of the first solo album by the great Japanese rock star - and a personal favorite of mine - Tatsuro Yamashita. As to exactly what JN had to do with this inarguable curio, that is still a subject for further research. Best, Bill Reed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 21:11:21 -0400 From: John Solocinski Subject: Re: oldies radio on net? Lindsay: >Does anyone have a decent oldies station in their area that >can also be heard live on the Net? >You know, that impossible fantasy station that doesn't play >the usual chestnuts ad nauseum... Hi, try this one It's not oldies all the time, so you have to check the schedule,but they do mix 'em up quite a bit, probably approaching 50% of "non-standard" oldies. A little too doo-wopy (?) for my taste, but rather hear that, than the same 'ol (And anywhere on the schedule that shows "Crazy Al's radio party", is also oldies). (He must be an old beatnik, likes to say "Daddy-O" quite a bit). John -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 10:43:01 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: GROOVY KIND OF LOVE Gary is absolutely right to say this: > Toni Wine and Tony Orlando recorded an album together for Chips > Moman in 1984, entitled "Orlando & Wine" on Triad Records and > did an updated duet retitled "A Special Kind of Love" along with > some additional duets and some solo versions of songs. Feel > free to contact me with any more info needed.... However the splendid Toni also recorded a much earlier version of the song on Atco 6800 as the B-side of the nicely suggestive "I Want To See Morning With Him", which in itself might be seen as a sort of permissive society answer to "Will You Love Me Tomorrow". Incidentally, a Google search recently revealed an up to date photo of Toni and news that she was due to address a songwriters workshop last month. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 16:40:10 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Re: Mary Weiss-Stokes of the Shangri-Las Tony Leong: > > ... And that's called--sad!! On the other hand, > > I saw her at the screening for the Brill Building documentary, > > and she was posing for photos with everybody and was the life > > of the party!!!!! And that's called--glad!!! Jimmy B: > was she tall? Ummmm-she was medium height, but she was dreeeesssed in blaaack!! LOL Tony Leong!!!! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 11:19:25 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: SUZI JANE HOKUM Mick asked a very long time ago: > I'm now on another quest. My pal Rob Finnis, hard at work on a > Lee Hazlewood CD, 'phoned me yesterday in search of information > about SUZI JANE HOKUM. What was her relationship with Mr Hazlewood? > Is she, pehaps, the same person as Susie Dickerson on Trey? I > couldn't help him answer these questions. Can you? If it's any help, I've found in my collection a 45 - LHI 8 - on Lee's LHI Records of the aforementioned Suzi Jane singing Chip Taylor's "Angel Of The Morning" as a duet with one Virgil Warner. The b-side is "Love County Fair", both sides produced by Donnie Owens. Quite nice country warbling, I'd say. But my question is - did Lee have a special liking for "Angel...." (one of my favourite collect-all-versions songs too!), 'cos I have another waxing of the song on LHI 1202 by Danny Michaels. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 11:31:41 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Robin Wilson Stewart asked a couple of months ago about Robin Wilson: > Made a record on A&M in 1969. Quite fond of sailor suits. > Really cute in a slightly homely way, if you know what I mean. > Record's a bit overproduced and gloppy in spots, but I like > her voice quite a bit, and it's well worth the 25 cents it > cost at Nuggets in Kenmore Square. Anyone know any more? I've got an album on A&M by Robin (SP 4299). No sailor suit but pretty green lace-trimmed velvety dress (for our fashion- conscious friends). There are lots of interesting songs on it, such as that "Bitter Honey" by Williams and Nicols as recently Spectropopped; a Laura Nyro song "Hands off the man"; what must be a very early version of the Lloyd Webber - Rice "I Don't Know How To Love Him"; an Andreoli-Poncia Jr; and a song by Priscilla Paris "Ain't That Something". As well as Jackie DeShannon's "Sooner Or Later" which is why I bought the album. Must listen to it again! Oh yes, album was produced by Bob Alcivar (???); musicians include Blaine, Knechtel. Well, two months late, but there you are. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 21:58:29 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Oldies' Shows on the Internet The internet does offer some interesting alternatives for those seeking oldies radio shows. I don't think there is a website that broadcasts 24 hours of "lesser known" oldies, so we are going to have to ferret around. A good place to start is the BBC Radio 2 show, Sounds Of The Sixties. The playlists are at: THE BBC has its own radio player, which is activated from the BBC's website. Brian Matthew who was pretty active in the UK on radio and TV in the early 60s hosts the show. The previous weeks' show is always available for steaming, so those of us who live in the US don't have to get up at 5:00 to listen to it. Looking through the playlists currently up on the site, I see a nice mix of lesser known and down right obscure items. For really obscure, hop over to Holland for Theo Dumoulin's PopCorn Oldies show. This is broadcast live on Saturday at 21:00 (Dutch time, 15:00 in New York) on Radio 192. The link is: Previous shows are available for streaming. Popcorn Oldies probably hit a little earlier than most Spectropop members would prefer, but if there is room for some obscure songs from 1958-63 in your life, you will like this show. Playlists are available at: The September 14th show looks like it has some tasty "girl group" items from Betty Everett, Ruby & The Romantics, Tiffany Michel ("Come Closer" from the pen of the great Bob Gaudio), Patsy Ann Noble and Helen Shapiro. Radio 192 is also hooking up with Dan Ingram from New York's WCBSFM for a September 11th remembrance special. Happy listening, Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 01:48:03 -0000 From: Billy Spradlin Subject: Re: Backcomb'n'Beat: Dream Babes 3 > This collection is outstanding - I was so happy to get The McKinleys "Someone Cares For Me" on CD from a master tape. It doesnt have quite the same "punch" as my old Swan 45, it always seemed USA mastering engineers were compressing the hell out of UK productions. Also I LOVE Dany Chandelle & The Ladybirds "Lying Awake" - a sonic mindblower of a production that almost out-Spectors Spector for wall-of-sound massiveness. Great job Mark! (playing catch-up) Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 20:26:24 +0100 (BST) From: M. Anthony Subject: Re: Quiz Dear Spectropop, My original message: > 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 To which Phil Chapman replied: > ... Give us a clue. I would have thought that with so many experts on board at Spectropop, clues would not have been required. However, I will offer just three words as a hint: "Le Bonbon Anglais" A selection of CDs from my collection awaits the first correct answer. M. Anthony -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 22:41:25 -0400 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Mark Wirtz Anthology At Last Finally! Details of the Mark Wirtz Anthology (including sound files etc) are available here: If you are unable to get to the web site please contact me off list for more information. The 4 CD boxed set will be available September 25. Mark is signing every copy but advance orders will be personalized. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 12:51:38 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room 09/01/02 The Liquid Room, (usually) hosted by David Ponak (me), airs every Saturday night from Midnight to 3AM (PDT) on 90.7FM KPFK Los Angeles, as well as streaming at The Liquid Room 09/08/02 1.The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Qypthone/Scooter Single (Happiness-Japan) 3.Sofia Lauren/Soldi Soldi Soldi Boccaccio '70 (soundtrack) (RCA-Italy) 4.Saint Etienne/Action Single (Mantra-UK) 5.Ladytron/Blue Jeans Light&Magic (Emperor Norton) 6.Ryoko Moriyama/Amegari No Samba Tokyo Bossa Nova Lounge Chronicle (Teichiku-Japan) 7.The Bran Flakes/Good Times A Goo Goo Bounces! (Happi Tyme Records) 8.George Clinton/Do Frys Go With That Shake The Best Of (Capitol) 9.Bill Deal And The Rhondelles/Hey Bulldog The Best Of (Rhino) 10.Primal Scream/Some Velvet Morning Evil Heat (Sony-UK) 11.Jerry Goldsmith/Your Zowie Face In Like Flint (soundtrack) (Varese Sarabande) 12.The Wondermints/So Nice Mind If We Make Love To You (Smile) 13.Juana Molina/Tres Cosas Tres Cosas (JM) 14.The Rolling Stones/Citadel Their Satanic Majesties Request (Abkco) 15.Piero Umiliani/Fotomodelle Svezia Inferno E Paradiso (Easy Tempo-Italy) 16.The Ray Makers/Moonflower (Baldwin Brothers Remix) Phantom Third Channel (Transistor Recordings) 17.The Coral/Goodbye The Coral (Sony-UK) 18.Scott Walker/Joe 'Till The Band Comes In (BGO-UK) 19.Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited Kowalski (Dionysis) 20.George Burns/Medley: King Of The Road/59th Street Bridge Song/I Kissed Her On The Back Porch/Satisfaction A Musical Trip With George Burns (Buddah) 21.The Negro Problem/I'm Sebastion Cabot Welcome Black (Smile) 22.Ennio Morricone/Sospiri Da Una Radio Lontana More Mondo Morricone (Colosseum-Italy) 23.Lydia Lunch with the Anubian Lights/Nothing But Trouble Champagne, Cocaine & Nicotine Stains (Crippled Dick Hot Wax-Germany) 24.John Keating Incorporated/Love's Theme Hits In Hi Fi (EMI-UK) 25.Beck/Paper Tiger Sea Change (Geffen) 26.Serge Gainsbourg/Melody Nelson Histoire de Melody Nelson (Phillips-France) 27.Faultline/Lost Broadcast Your Love Means Everything (Elektra) 28.Blossom Dearie/That's Just The Way I Want To Be Whisper For You (Polydor-Japan) 29.Irving/Turn Of The Century Good Morning Beautiful (Eenie Meenie) 30.Mali Music/Spoons Mali Music (Astralwerks) 31.Lee Hazlewood/Dolly Parton's Guitar For Every Solution There's A Problem (City Slang-UK) 32.The Flaming Lips/Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1 (Japanese) Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (WB-Japan) 33.Gabor Szabo/Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) Spellbinder (Impulse) 34.Scott Walker/Thanks For Chicago Mr. James 'Til The Band Comes In (BGO-UK) 35.The Sugarplastic/Talk Back Resin (Air Mail Recordings-Japan) 36. The 5th Dimension/Carpet Man The Magic Garden (Buddah) 37. Cymbals/Wingspan) Sine (JVC Victor-Japan) 38.Dengue Fever/Shave Your Beard (demo CD) 39.Lalo Schifrin/Vaccinated Mushrooms There's A Whole Lalo Schifrin Goin' On (Dot) 40.Mastretta/White Sheets, Tight Bed Mastretta (Minty Fresh) 41.Claudine Longet/Nothing To Lose The Mad, Mad World Of Soundtracks Vol. 2 (Universal-Germany) 42.Ivy/Let's Go To Bed Guestroom (Minty Fresh) 43.Paul Mauriat/Get Back L.O.V.E. (Phillips) 44. Cubismo Grafico/Rosemary Trockel Untitled (Escalator-Japan) 45.Glitterhouse & The Bob Crewe Generation/An Angel Is Love Barbarella (soundtrack) (Harkit-UK) 46.Paul Williams/Morning I'll Be Movin' On Someday Man (Reprise) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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