The Spectropop Group Archives presented by Friends of Spectropop

[Prev by Date] [Next by Date] [Index] [Search]

Spectropop - Digest Number 612

______________                                            ______________
______________                                            ______________
______________        S  P  E  C  T  R  O  P  O  P        ______________
______________                                            ______________
                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Serge Gainsbourg songs at Friendly Persuasion
           From: Nick Archer 
      2. Re: Sun Ra to the Batmobile!
           From: Phil Milstein 
      3. Early Days; apology and correction.
           From: Martin Roberts 
      4. Ed Sullivan, Strangeloves, Johnny Young
           From: Lindsay 
      5. Re: Gabriel and the Angels
           From: Tony Waitekus
      6. Re: Batman/Sun Ra
           From: Louise Posnick 
      7. Re: Teacho Wiltshire / Bert Berns
           From: Ken Silverwood 
      8. Mello Cads at the Derby 10/8
           From: David Ponak 
      9. Re: Sun Ra to the Batmobile!
           From: Eddy Smit 
           From: Mick Patrick 
     11. Re: Teacho Wiltshire
           From: Mike Rashkow 


Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 21:12:58 -0500
   From: Nick Archer 
Subject: Serge Gainsbourg songs at Friendly Persuasion

Our friends at Friendly Persuasion have done it again!
This week's show features 54 songs of Serge Gainsbourg, 
solo hits, and many productions and duets with Jane Birkin, 
France Gall and Brigitte Bardot.

Here's the link to listen

Nick Archer

Check out Nashville's classic SM95 on the web at

-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 23:13:01 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Sun Ra to the Batmobile! Billy Spradlin wrote: > I have a Batman 45 (I think it was pressed by Peter Pan > records) from the mid 60s called "Look Out For The Batman" > b/w "It's The Batman" The first song's a a swingin' little > tune that I played to death when I was a preschool DJ. > - anyone know if Sun Ra is playing on this? Just circumstantially, I would doubt it. Batman knockoffs were a dime a dozen in '66. Every kid I knew had one, and yet there was very little overlap among us.* Now that I think of it, I can't recall any official soundtrack release, and if indeed there were none, the vacuum created by this absence, combined with the show's remarkable popularity, might explain the phenomenon of so many fake Batman "soundtracks". --Phil Milstein *I was fortunate, as it turned out, to have grown up with the Tifton (Sun Ra/Blues Project) one, which may indeed have jump-started my warped musical tastes. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 07:56:58 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Early Days; apology and correction. I added an update from Al Hazan to his story of Jack Nitzsche's Early Days but missed off a paragraph. So there is now even more to read! Apologies for the inconvenience caused, Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 10:28:11 -0000 From: Lindsay Subject: Ed Sullivan, Strangeloves, Johnny Young Mention of Ed Sullivan reminded me of the Strangeloves, a group of New York lads who, for reasons best known to themselves, claimed to be from the Australian Outback (that's like, way out, you know, the back of beyond). Apparently they were booked to appear on Ed Sullivan's show but one of the Strangeloves was worried that his grandma would see him and cut off the allowance she was giving him to go through Law school... so they passed up the opportunity. (You can read the whole tale at ) There is an irony in the Australian connection, or non-connection. A Strangelove song, "Cara-Lin", was covered by Aussie teen idol Johnny Young. It was one side of a double-sided No. 1 hit, and became something of a theme song for Young, who would sing it repeatedly on the daily TV pop show he fronted. He had these awkward, outstretched-arm claps that he would do for that rhythmic refrain, and the kids would join in, but it was 1966 and we were easily amused. Oh, that's not all Johnny Young could do: he went on to write the Russell Morris psych masterwork "The Real Thing". See what happens? All it takes is for someone to mention something like Ed Sullivan, and there I go... Lindsay -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 05:49:53 -0700 From: Tony Waitekus Subject: Re: Gabriel and the Angels Ted L: > 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. I found my copy of Chumba by Gabriel and the Angels at home. The record is Amy 802. Here is the information on the flip: Title: Hey! - Writer: R. Kellis - Publisher: Bettina Music BMI - A Bloomberg-Barr Production - deadwax matrix #: 5611-3 Tony Waitekus WHTS/All Hit 98-9 Mercury Broadcasting, Inc. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 10:38:57 -0400 From: Louise Posnick Subject: Re: Batman/Sun Ra Richard Williams: > Sadly, I've never heard the Batman album. But I know that > Pat Patrick, listed as "bass" in the personnel, usually > played baritone saxophone with Ra's various arkestras. They > tended to swap instruments -- John Gilmore, one of the best > tenor saxophonists of his generation, and a big influence on > John Coltrane, was also a terrific drummer -- but I don't > remember Patrick playing anything other than reeds. I thought there was something wrong with that myelf - I never saw Pat play bass(not in the 10 years I knew him), but I figured, who knows with all the surprises, why not one more? Louise Posnick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 20:36:39 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Teacho Wiltshire / Bert Berns Oh!!! What a faux pas, of course it was Bert Berns who arranged "Twist & Shout", what I should have said was Teacho Wiltshire came up with the arrangement for Chuck Jackson's great "I Keep Forgettin'" which is what the other side of my brain meant !!! Ken On The West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 15:24:31 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: Mello Cads at the Derby 10/8 The Derby and Franklin Castle present the musical event of your dreams: The Franklin Castle Small Circle Of Friends Tuesday, October 8 at The Derby 98 4500 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 663-8979 Starring: Mello Cads Featuring David Ponak, Probyn Gregory, Nelson Bragg, Bob Remstein, Linus Of Hollywood, plus the Mello Cad dancers: Lun*na & Gillian. The Sugarplastic Linus Of Hollywood Performing with a full band for the first time ever! With special appearance by Spookey Ruben Approximate set schedule: 9:30: Linus Of Hollywood 10:15 Mello Cads 11:15 Spookey Ruben 11:30 The Sugarplastic Admission is $7.00 $5.00 discount admission is you say the secret password: "DRIFTER". Here's what the critics are saying about Mello Cads "SOFT AS A ROCK" "It's as if Sinatra had ditched the Cole Porter songbook in exchange for a medley of Beach Boys hits, and had surrounded himself with the crème de la crème of Wrecking Crew session cats, or as if Scott Walker turned from Jacques Brel to singing sanguine, breezy tunes while sipping a string of piña coladas.If Soft as a Rock was any more of a loaded cocktail than it is, it would be almost lethally boozy." Stanton Swihart/All Music Guide "On their debut CD, Soft As A Rock, the Mello Cads make it perfectly clear that it's more about 'the Association or Harper's Bizarre' than 'the Beatles or the Stones.' With an ultra-schmaltzy persona that makes Barry Manilow seem like Handsome Dick Manitoba, cocktail- clutching head Cad David Ponak comes off like a cross between Jack Jones and Mike Douglas in his wry, Playboy After Dark, delivery of classic hits and curios by such soft-rock Svengalis as Paul Williams, Burt Bacharach, and Jimmy Webb." Jim Freek/Los Angeles New Times -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 18:27:52 +0200 From: Eddy Smit Subject: Re: Sun Ra to the Batmobile! Phil Milstein: > Now that I think of it, I can't recall any official soundtrack > release, and if indeed there were none... The original Batman TV soundtrack album was released 1966 on 20th Century Fox (S-)3180. Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 20:00:22 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: LOU REED'S PAL JERRY VANCE For the attention of dixigas and other VUers, It took days rather than years to find my magazine article about Lou Reed's old songwriting colleague Jerry Vance. Send me you address and I'll bung a xerox copy in the mail. Another of Reed's colleagues from that era, Terry Philips, is interviewed in He's A Rebel, Mark Ribowski's biog of Phil Spector. Right, back to my precious Foxes, Tran-Sisters and Spongy & the Dolls 45s. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 15:48:15 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Teacho Wiltshire Teacho Wiltshire - Nice guy. Was already pretty old at the "time" of his success. I think he did the great chart for The Exciters', TELL HIM. Died very suddenly. Is that redundant? I've always thought that Teacho was a corruption of Teacher. But in the south and other places many first born sons are given the mother's maiden name as a first name. Could be that. Ask Mick. Mick will know where he went to lunch on March 17, 1953. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

Click here to go to The Spectropop Group
Spectropop text contents © copyright 2002 Spectropop unless stated otherwise. All rights in and to the contents of these documents, including each element embodied therein, is subject to copyright protection under international copyright law. Any use, reuse, reproduction and/or adaptation without written permission of the owners is a violation of copyright law and is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved.