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Spectropop - Digest Number 613

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

Topics in this digest:

           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Stu Phillips
           From: Spectropop 
      3. Re: The Strangeloves
           From: Michael Coxe 
           From: Mick Patrick 


Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 11:58:20 +0100
   From: Mick Patrick 

Hi All,

I totally agree, TEACHO WILTSHIRE was an absolutely top of the 
range arranger. I've seen his name on scads of records in my 
collection. He was also a recording artist in his own right, 
with releases on Apollo, Savoy, Capitol and Epic. I have his 
own version of "Tell Him" on Epic, which features an unbilled 
girl group vocal. Apart from his record credits, I know little 
else about him. Here's a nice quote from Cissy Houston's 
autobiography, one of my favourite books:

'Three arrangers in particular worked on most of the records I 
sang on: Bert Keyes, Teacho Wiltshire and Garry Sherman. Bert 
and Teacho were more "street", more "feel" arrangers, working 
on their charts right up until the session began, and sometimes 
still feeding pages to the copyist while the session was in 
progress! ...Teacho was wonderful - a tall light-skinned black 
guy with a great smile. His arrangements were simple and 
melodic, with a nice uptown feel that included some good little 
hooks. He and (my husband) John became as thick as thieves. 
"I'm worried about your health, little brother", John would say, 
hooking an arm around Teacho's shoulders. "Let me buy you a nice 
piece of meat". John would take Teacho down to Gorman's on 42nd 
Street and buy him a hot dog! Teacho wrote the funky chart for 
the Isley Brothers' "Twist & Shout".'

A question for you Rashkovsky, mate: Did you ever have a hot dog 
in Gorman's on 42nd Street? If so, with whom?


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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 22:10:09 -0000 From: Spectropop Subject: Stu Phillips Stu Phillips' autobiography, Stu Who? Forty Years of Navigating the Minefields of the Music Business, will be available for purchase on Monday, September 30th. Just go to: and follow the links. "Stu Phillips' incredibly varied career has included writing the music for Russ Meyer's Beyond The Valley of the Dolls. I wrote the screenplay. The story of that movie alone is worth the price of admission to this book." ROGER EBERT The Spectropop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 21:16:24 -0700 From: Michael Coxe Subject: Re: The Strangeloves Speaking of Feldman, Gottehrer & Goldstein, AKA Strangeloves (not a NY accounting firm), Bomp meister Greg Shaw has been sitting on a swell lengthy writeup on these three for years, unable to get Goldmine, Discoveries, etc to free up well worth it cash for the story. Michael -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 11:39:29 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: THE TRAN-SISTERS Me: > Right, back to my precious Foxes, Tran-Sisters and Spongy & > the Dolls 45s. Phil Milstein: > ...Tran-Sisters? That's a new one on me... dixigas: > the way...I have the Foxes...I have (a beat up copy!) of > Spongy & the Dolls...what is the Tran-Sisters??? Lemme know!! Hi, Happy to oblige. Details are: The Tran-Sisters "Let Me In" (Philips/Vance) / "Tomorrow The World Will Know" (Philips/Vance/Sims) Jerry Vance, Musical Director. A Lee Harridan Production. A Product Of Pickwick International. Pickwick City PPC 1003. (No credited Lou Reed involvement, otherwise similar label copy to the fabulous Robertha Williams 45 and the others mentioned above). It's an excellent black girl group record with a somewhat "garage" quality. This must be the same group that also waxed for the Imperial label. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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