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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
                  http://www.spectropop.com/Jamie.htm
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There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. quatros
           From: Freeman Carmack 
      2. Neil Sedaka
           From: Stefan Wriedt 
      3. Re: TONI WINE ON SKIS
           From: Mikey 
      4. Re: Andy Williams Singles Collection
           From: Mikey 
      5. The Ladybugs 45 on Del-Fi
           From: Steve Stanley 
      6. CHUM is back
           From: Vlaovic B 
      7. Sex On Your Turntable
           From: Martin Roberts 
      8. New At SANDI SHELDON
           From: Spectropop 
      9. more neil sedaka et al
           From: Alan Gordon 
     10. Sandi, Kenni, Jill & Kendra too.
           From: Martin Roberts 
     11. Re: Great Charts
           From: Marc Miller 
     12. Late, great Bert
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     13. Re: Great Charts
           From: Mikey 


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Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 21:55:46 -0400
   From: Freeman Carmack 
Subject: quatros

Let's not forget the recordings that sister Patti and brother 
Michael did in the early 70s, as well as Patti's guitar work 
with Fannie, replacing June Millington in the mid-70s.

Freeman Carmack



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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 12:56:30 +0200 From: Stefan Wriedt Subject: Neil Sedaka Any Spectropoppers out there with a deep interest in Neil Sedaka? I need (at least) a discography on his foreign releases - so if anybody ever saw it on the web, leave a note here. Any help appreciated and credited ... I know of the UK fan club, but any (fan) web site found thru Google leaves a lot to be desired. Best, Stefan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 10:33:26 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: TONI WINE ON SKIS Mick Patrick: > has anyone seen the 1965 film "Winter A-Go-Go"? Joni Lyman > appears in this flick cooing the Wine co-composition > "Do The Ski (With Me)". Bad Movie, but GREAT soundtrack!! The Hondells sing the theme song "Winter a Go Go". It doesn't get better than The Hondells!! Your Friend, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 22:47:41 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Andy Williams Singles Collection Christopher Davidson: > Some interesting NYC pop connections on the new Andy Williams > 2 CD "Complete Columbia Chart Singles Collection" on Taragon. > Does anyone know if the following tunes were orginally done by > Andy or someone else? "How Can I Tell Her It's Over" writ by > Mann & Weil; "One Day Of Your Life" writ by Sedaka & Greenfield; Well, "One Day of Your Life" was a chart hit for Andy in 1970, I believe. We used that song as a "theme" for a stage show we did in High School in '74. Loved it then, love it now. Very Rocking for Andy!! Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 11:06:27 -0800 From: Steve Stanley Subject: The Ladybugs 45 on Del-Fi >> Peter Lerner: >> I have two sets of Ladybugs on 45 vinyl......... > Bryan Thomas: > There's also the Ladybugs single on Del-Fi (they might be > the same group as the Chattahoochee group, not sure). They > put out one single on Del-Fi: "It's The Last Time"/"Sooner > Or Later" (Del-Fi 4233, February 1964). Both songs are > available on 'Del-Fi Girl Groups: Gee Baby Gee', a reissue > compilation produced by Steve Stanley....... Those two sides are great highlights from the Del-Fi Girl Group compilation. The CD is probably hard to find now in the stores, but to learn more about the comp, just go here: http://www.del-fi.com/albumcovers/ac71266.html Steve Stanley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 18:25:01 -0000 From: Vlaovic B Subject: CHUM is back As was noted last week CHUM radio in toronto has dropped their all-sports radio format and returned to oldies. Exciting ? Yes, because they always managed to have a playlist which included a lot of obscure and local stuff. I am also pleased to report that their wesite http://www.1050chum.com has been restored. Once again you can now search their chart archives. Quite remarkable. I've just recently found for a mere 3 bucks a copy of the Allan Sisters 1966 LP 'Drummer Man' featuring "I'm In With The Downtown Crowd" and other singles fo the time. Shall I post to musica? I note that "Larry" their 1964 single is not on the LP but did go as high as #41 on the CHUM charts is not on the LP.... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 20:12:14 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Sex On Your Turntable Still going through my new pile of 45s. Another I took a chance on is Darlene Paul "Say It Isn't So", Kapp 422, a bit early for me but I have a few others by her and, for $5.00, worth the gamble. "Say It Isn't So", is the Irving Berlin standard and very nice too. But it's the B side that has had me going week at the knees - "On The Other Hand" written by Darlene with Orchestra Directed by H.B. Barnum. It might be well known to Spectropoppers but it was new to me. This record either shows how much Jack Nitzsche learned from H.B. or he was also on the session. His styling is all over it, a moody, atmospheric, beat/soul ballad with swirling strings, stately piano and a vocal performance oozing with sex and passion. Two minutes 45 seconds and I couldn't have held out for a second longer. I'd play it to musica but I'd be frightend of melting the internet connection! This is a great song. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 19:55:05 -0000 From: Spectropop Subject: New At SANDI SHELDON Dear Members, Until recently, the perennial Northern Soul favourite, 'You're Gonna Make Me Love You', and its Barbara Lewis- flavoured coupling, 'Baby You're Mine', released by the Okeh label in 1967, were thought to have comprised the complete recorded output of a mysterious vocalist apparently named SANDI SHELDON. Follow the link below for an exclusive interview with the lady herself, conducted during a recent visit to London, which sets the record straight. http://www.spectropop.com/SandiSheldon/index.htm Enjoy! The Spectropop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 13:22:13 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: more neil sedaka et al Mick Patrick: > Neil Sedaka does indeed have his own 57 track double CD on > the mysterious Brill Tone label: "Let The Good Times In" > (NSW 555). It's readily available from vendors who deal in > "grey area" releases. If you've not heard Neil's demos of > the Chiffons' "Teach Me How" or Connie Francis' "My Best > Friend Barbara", you ain't lived! Thanx so much, Mick. I checked with Amoeba Music here in SF, but it looks like it might be unavailable. I'll find out in a week or two. As for the Brill Tone cds, I have the Carol King, Elle Greenwich, Jeff Barry (raspberries) and Barry Mann. Is there a Cynthia Weil one besides the Neil Sedaka that I'm missing? Or any others? Neil was probably the main guy who got me interested in the actual recording process of music. I remember being around ten years old, listening to his hits and wondering how it was possible that he found a "back-up harmony singer" that sounded so much like him. Shortly after that time, I remember seeing Ray Stevens (the songwriter, not the wrestler) on the Merv Griffin show doing a "live" overdub session for the audience, where he played drums, piano, bass (I think) and then added a lead vocal with a few harmonies.. I was totally blown away by this ability of a musician to do all the parts himself. Hence my serious interest in Todd Rundgren, Emitt Rhodes, Paul McCartney's first album and some Beatle stuff, Stevie Wonder's "Music of My Mind", The Blue Ridge Rangers and John Fogerty's Centerfield. By the time I was 18 or so, I had purchased from a friend a Teac/Tascam 3340 - the stickshift model, not the solenoid - and started arranging. Too bad I draw comic books for a living... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 22:26:41 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Sandi, Kenni, Jill & Kendra too. Love the Sandi Sheldon Story, another hit from Spectropop. Now to dig through and see what 45s I'm missing! Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 17:29:21 -0400 From: Marc Miller Subject: Re: Great Charts Rashkovsky, re: >Does anyone really know who the drummer was on >"Beyond The Sea"? Sounds like Louis Bellson to me. My guess would be Panama Francis. Marc -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 17:37:29 -0400 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Late, great Bert Thanks to Freeman C. and Michael Coxe for providing me with some more info on Bert Sommer. I miss him too! Would you believe I first heard "We're All Playing In the Same Band" (when it was out in '70) at summer camp in Waushara County, Wisconsin! Picked up a radio station there, Adams/Friendship, WI's version of a pop/MOR station. They were also spinning Shocking Blue's "Never Marry A Railroad Man". I promptly never heard either one of these great tunes again; when I got back to Chicago WLS and Super CFL weren't playing them because they hadn't made Top 40. It comes as no surprise that Bert is the same person who sang with Left Banke and wrote the lyrics for The Montage....WAPITSB is such a wonderful tune of itself. Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 19:29:16 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Great Charts Rashkovsky: > Does anyone really know who the drummer was on [Bobby > Darin's] "Beyond The Sea"? Sounds like Louis Bellson to me. Marc Miller: > My guess would be Panama Francis. Louis Bellson it isn't. Pananma Francis is a good guess. However, Hal Blaine DID do some of Bobby's early hits. I'll check and see which ones he did and post here on Spectropop. Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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