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Spectropop - Digest Number 609

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Great Charts
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      2. Lou Reed etc
           From: dixigas 
      3. Re: Lou Reed etc
           From: Phil Milstein 
      4. Gabriel and the Angels
           From: Ted L. 
      5. Re: Sun Ra
           From: Louise Posnick 
           From: Mick Patrick 
      7. The Liquid Room 09/22/02
           From: David Ponak 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 20:24:06 EDT
   From: Mike Rashkow 
Subject: Re: Great Charts

Marc Miller:
> My guess would be Panama Francis.
[drummer on Bobby Darin's "Beyond The Sea"]

A lefty, by the way.  
You think?  Sounds like double bass drums--very Bellson.

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Message: 2 Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 10:34:14 -0000 From: dixigas Subject: Lou Reed etc Hi - I am new to this list and saw you all discussing some Lou Reed history! I have all the known pre-VU Lou Reed Records.. great link at: But..does anyone know what Pickwick City 1003 is?? anyone have that 7"? Also someone mentioned that Batman album on Tiffton..being Sun Ra..on organ!! Does anyone know if the Velvet Underground played in one of those sessions??? I am always looking for wild music from the sixites, homemade and unknown...anyone ever heared of a band or a label called "Jungle"???? Also, does anyone know anything about Robertha Williams on Uptown?? dixigas -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 09:45:35 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Lou Reed etc dixigas: > have that 7"? Also someone mentioned that Batman album on > Tiffton..being Sun Ra..on organ!! Does anyone know if the > Velvet Underground played in one of those sessions??? It was The Blues Project. > Also, does anyone know anything about Robertha Williams > on Uptown?? Tell Mama Not To Cry b/w Maybe Tomorrow. Good girl group record. The B-side was alternately released in same recording but with artist credited as Ronnie Dickerson. Pickwick, and its various subsidiaries (such as Uptown), specialized in (apart from, and sometimes combined with, cheeseball repackagings of pre-fame recordings by major acts) quickie writing/recording jobs designed to exploit successful rock & pop genres. Beatles, surf, Motown, hot rod, frat rock, girl group, etc. all fell within their scope. These records were aimed at the low-budget market, intended to con moms out looking for music bargains to buy for their kids, figuring they wouldn't know the difference. Once Lou Reed, fresh out of college, was hired as a junior member of the Pickwick writing/recording music factory, a tangible measure of sarcasm and sardonic humor entered the picture, and the records wound up as virtual parodies of their respective genres, often as good, in their own way, as their aboveboard counterparts. --Phil Milstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 14:42:31 -0400 From: Ted L. Subject: Gabriel and the Angels A friend on another list is looking for writer(s) credits and publishing info for the flipside of a 45 by Gabriel and the Angels that appeared on the Amy label. The only info he has is that the A side is "Chumba." Supposedly, the record RnB-ish sounding and from the early '60s. Any info would be appreciated. Ted L. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 15:33:50 -0400 From: Louise Posnick Subject: Re: Sun Ra dixigas: > ...Also someone mentioned that Batman album on Tiffton.. > being Sun Ra..on organ!! Does anyone know if the Velvet > Underground played in one of those sessions??? Hi, This is one of the Phil Spector Lovelites....during my later years, my significant other was Clifford Jarvis who worked with SunRa for 25 years as one of his drummers (along with Lex Humphries-they rotated regularly along with others) - I knew SunRa quite well and the chances of him playing organ on a commercial album is may want to contact ABC record archives or someone who has access to them to see if he recorded he was signed with ABC for years...but maybe he deviated from his unearthly life for a moment...but it would have been totally out of character in those years.. the 40s and 50s he may have done that, but it seems unlikely in the 60s and 70s..his dedication was immense and he was faithful to his music as it was his lifestyle, not just his worklife... Thankyou, Louise Robbins Posnick (Admin. Note - Coming soon: The Lovelites Story. Watch this space. Signed, The Spectropop Team) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 22:12:34 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: LOU REED / ROBERTHA WILLIAMS / NEIL SEDAKA Dixigas: > Hi - I am new to this list and saw you all discussing some > Lou Reed history! I have all the known pre-VU Lou Reed > Records.. great link at: > > Also, does anyone know anything about Robertha Williams on > Uptown?? Hi, Great website, I love it, but not as much as I love "Tell Mamma (sic) Not To Cry" by Robertha Williams, one of the best Shangri-Las-inspired discs extant. And by a black vocalist, to boot! I've often wondered who she was. Perhaps the same gal as recorded for producer Swamp Dogg as Bette Williams? How about Loretta Williams, the mysterious deep soul lark produced by Otis Redding? Interesting fact: one of Lou Reed's songwriting partners during his Pickwick City period was Terry Philips, previously an early collaborator of a certain Phillip Harvey Spector. Somewhere in my archives I have a printed interview with Jerry Vance, another of the "Tell Mamma Not To Cry" co-writers. Perhaps I should try and find it for you. Do you have few years? :-) Me: > 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! Al Babe: > 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 Carole > 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? If it helps, I got my copy from Bim Bam. A better CD vendor you will not find. With any luck they have some left. So if you can't find a stockist closer to home, go to: I think Cynthia Weil cut too few demos to warrant a whole CD. The reason? Well...she's the first to admit that she can't sing! But HEY, what a sensational lyricist she was! I agree, Ellie Greenwich's "Silly, Isn't It" is adorable, in a schoolgirl "I wanna be Connie" (Conniebe?) way. In fact, it's Cha-Cha-Charming and rotating on my turntable as I type. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 13:08:16 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room 09/22/02 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 9/22/02 1. The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Primal Scream/Autobahn 66 Evil Heat (Sony-UK) 3.The United States Of America/The Garden Of Earthly Delights The United States Of America (Sony) 4.Entre Rios/Alcance Idioma Suave (Elefant-Spain) 5.Tipsy/Wig Out (Seksu Roba Remix) Tipsy Remix Party! (Aspholdel) 6.Tipsy/Kitty Takes A Ride Uh-Oh! (Asphodel) 7.Seksu Roba/Zero Gravity Miniskirt Seksu Roba (Crippled Dick Hot Wax-Germany) Juana Molina live solo acoustic set Please check out 8.Saint Etienne/Anderson Unbound Action (single b-side) (Mantra-UK) 9. Stevie Wonder/Another Star Songs In The Key Of Life (Motown) 10.Future Bible Heroes/Smash The Beauty Machine Eternal Youth (Instinct) 11. The Muppets/Mahna Mahna The Muppet Show-The 25th Anniversary Collection:Music, Mahem And More! (Rhino) 12.Beck/Sunday Sun Sea Change (Geffen) 13.Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger/Light My Fire Street Noise (Polydor) 14.The Coral/Dreaming Of You The Coral (Deltasonic-UK) 15.The Bee Gees/Melody Fair Odessa (Polydor) 16.Spookey Ruben/Overkills Breakfast (Hi-Hat) 17.Spookey Ruben/N. Kinski Bed (Hi-Hat) 18.Scott Walker/The Amourous Humphrey Plugg Scott 2 (Fontana-UK) 19.Wondermints/On The Run Mind If We Make Love To You (Smile) 20.The Polyphonic Spree/Track 2 The Beginning Stages Of... (Good Records) 21.The Rolling Stones/Each And Every Day Of The Year Metamorphosis (Abkco) 22.The Rolling Stones/New Faces Voodoo Lounge (Virgin) 23.Irving/L-O-V-E Good Morning Beautiful (Eenie Meenie) 24.The Cymbals/Satellite Sings Sine (JVC-Victor) 25.P.F. Sloan/I Found A Girl Melodies For You (Universal-Japan) 26.The Witch Hazel Sound/Blue City The World, And Then The Fireworks (Hidden Agenda) 27.Nino Tempo/Boys Town Single 28.The Negro Problem/Watering Hole Welcome Black (Smile) 29.Paul McCartney/Temporary Secretary McCartney II (Capitol) 30.Eel/Reality Bites People People (Fille Unique) 31.Margo Guryan/Spanky And Our Gang Take A Picture (bonus track) (Trattoria-Japan) 32.Ladytron/Blue Jeans Light&Magic (Emperor Norton) 33.Lemon Lemons/Beautiful Dreams 60's Cutie Pop Collection: Twiggy Edit (Tokuma-Japan) 34.Ivy/Let's Go To Bed Guestroom (Minty Fresh) 35.Scooter & Fozzie Bear/Simon Smith And His Amazing Dancing Bear The Muppet Show-The 25th Anniversary Collection: Music, Mahem And More! (Rhino) 36.Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Movin' On Someday Man (Reprise) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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