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Spectropop - Digest Number 617

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Looking for Wood
           From: Phil Milstein 
      2. Earl Palmer / Roy Porter
           From: Richard Williams 
      3. Re: The Robbs
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
      4. Re: The Robbs
           From: Billy (You'll have to guess the rest) 
      5. Re: Looking for Wood
           From: Dan Hughes 
      6. What ever happened to PT II
           From: Leonardo 
      7. Who Killed Teddy Bear / Rays
           From: Leonardo 
      8. American Dreams...
           From: Ken Levine 
      9. Re: What ever happened to...
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     10. Re: Darin's drummer
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     11. The Liquid Room 09/29/02
           From: David Ponak 
     12. Mark Wirtz Update: web site
           From: Mark Frumento 
     13. Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear
           From: Phil Milstein 


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 09:41:27 +0000
   From: Phil Milstein 
Subject: Looking for Wood

Does anyone know if Randy Wood, founder of Dot Records, is 
still alive, and if so how I might be able to locate him to 
request an interview?

--Phil Milstein

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Message: 2 Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 18:07:01 +0100 From: Richard Williams Subject: Earl Palmer / Roy Porter Just read the piece on Earl Palmer's fine autobiography in Spectropop Recommends. Anyone who wants to venture a little further in this direction might care to find There And Back, the autobiography of Roy Porter, LA's first bebop drummer, whose big band of the late Forties included Clifford Solomon (later Ike and Tina Turner's MD), Hadley Caliman (later associated with Carlos Santana), and the immortal Eric Dolphy. Porter played with all the great LA beboppers, and all the greats who came to town -- not least Charlie Parker. A terrific portrait of the LA music world during the heyday of Central Avenue, it makes agood complement to Johnny Otis's writings and was published by Bayou Press of Oxford, England, in 1991. Not strictly Spectropop material but, as Julius Hemphill used to say, "Put all my food on one plate." After all, we have been discussing Sun Ra lately... Richard Williams -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 10:22:29 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: The Robbs > Also, I read somewhere (Fuzz, Acid & Flowers, maybe?) that > they also recorded a single or two for Atlantic, although I > haven't been able to track down any info on those. Anybody > happen to have 'em? I've got the second Atlantic 45: A: Changin' Winds (Robb) - The Robbs, Atlantic 45-2578: 1968, A ROBB Production, Strings arranged by Johnny Pate B: A Good Time Song (J. Robb-C. Robb) - The Robbs, Atlantic 45-2578: 1968, A ROBB Production, Arranged by Tom La Tondre The A-side is a nice country-inflected pop tune; the flip also very pop with a horn section. I can play either side to musica if needed. I don't have the first Atlantic 45: Castles In The Air/I Don't Want to Discuss It - The Robbs, Atlantic 45-2511:1968 Bet it's good though! :-) Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 17:13:40 -0000 From: Billy (You'll have to guess the rest) Subject: Re: The Robbs > Christoffer wrote: > Just found The Robbs great album. Who were those guys? > Bryan wrote: > Christoffer, check out the bio I wrote for All Music Guide: > > And here's my review of their album: > Has the Robbs Mercury LP ever appeared on CD (anywhere?). I downloaded a couple of Mp3's and they all sound like they were from CD. I really love "Ride like The Wind".. Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 13:53:16 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: Looking for Wood Phil, Wood was born in 1918 so he'd be 84 or 85 if still alive. Trust you have found this site, but just in case you haven't: ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 19:05:02 -0000 From: Leonardo Subject: What ever happened to PT II What ever happened to the following people and what are they doing now? Charles Callelo Teddy Randazzo Paul Leka Joe Long (4 Seaons bass palyer) Frank Slay Thanks again Leonardo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 18:59:46 -0000 From: Leonardo Subject: Who Killed Teddy Bear / Rays Still More questions: I just found out that the theme for the Sal Mineo film Who Killed Teddy Bear was written by Bob Gaudio and Al Kasha, does anybody know if this soundtrack or single was ever released and what label might it be on? Does anybody know if the Rays ever had an LP on Bob Crewe's label XYZ? Does anybody know what LPs Bob Crewe produced for Freddie Cannon? Thanks all, Leonardo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 12:32:26 -0700 From: Ken Levine Subject: American Dreams... Warning: the following is a pan. I sure wanted to like this program. But found it soooo bogus, so cloying, so derivitave of every other program like this, and ultimately just a string of ham handed cliches....of course building to the ultimate cliche, the Kennedy assasination. Didn't we see that in every Barry Levinson movie? In the 60's mini series? In probably a dozen other movies of the genre (e.g. the Wanderers)? "The loss of innocence" -- the Kennedy assasination. Shots of stunned people watching department store TV's. Strangers crying. Our heroes stunned into a shattering reality putting all their little problems in perspective. Rivals holding hands. Everyone hugging. Frank McGee (or Cronkite) announcing the news. The world is changing. I want to see a saga of real people not "types". I'd also like to see a series where songs from 1964 and 1965 are not considered 1963. And American Bandstand is a national show by then, not a local. And it wasn't on Saturday afternoons by then. If anything, Dick Clark was out in LA doing a Saturday night show by, I believe, 1959 or 1960 at the latest. There are so many excellent TV dramas on the air these days -- from the SOPRANOS to WEST WING to LAW & ORDER to the SHIELD to NYPD BLUE, ER, PRACTICE, 24.....etc. The bar is much higher. This show sadly doesn't measure up. And this was the pilot. Wait'll subsequent episodes when the production values go down and they don't have Kennedy to assasinate anymore. Wasn't the dad in AVALON a department store TV salesman? Wasn't there a John Waters movie about a girl who wanted to dance on "Bandstand"? The son not wanting to play sports? Wasn't that FEAR STRIKES OUT? K -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 19:42:43 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: What ever happened to... Leonardo: > Whatever happened to Teddy Randazzo... Last I heard was living in Florida. > Paul Leka... Last I heard he still had a recording studio in Connecticut. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 19:38:12 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Darin's drummer Previously: > I suppose it could be Bellson, but he didn't do near as many > Atlantic sessions (or others) as Francis. Just a guess. So's mine. But the two, one bar breaks are out of this world. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 12:46:43 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room 09/29/02 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 Tune in this coming weekend for a live in studio performance by SPOOKEY RUBEN! The Liquid Room 9/29/02 1.The Cymbals/Wingspan Sine (JVC Victor-Japan) 2.Stone/You're So Good To Me (French) Femmes De Paris (Anthology-France) 3.Mastretta/White Sheets, Tight Bed Mastretta (Minty Fresh) 4.Yuki Fuji/Moo Dame Moo Dame Yo 60's Cutie Pop Collections: First Date Edit (Victor-Japan) 5.The Polyphonic Spree/Track 7 The Beginning Stages Of.. (Good) 6.Jacque Dutronc/La Publicite Dutronc (Vogue-France) 7.The Coral/Dreaming Of You The Coral (Deltasonic-UK) 8.Entre Rios/Primero De Enero Idioma Suave (Elefant) 9.Tipsy/Sweet Cinnamon Punch (High Llamas Remix) Tipsy Remix Party! (Asphodel) 10.Scott Walker/Stormy 'Til The Band Comes In (Phillips-UK) 11.Future Bible Heroes/Losing Your Affection Eternal Youth (Instint) 12.Irving/Turn Of The Century Good Morning Beautiful (Eenie Meenie) 13.Irving/L-O-V-E Good Morning Beautiful (Eenie Meenie) 14.Irving/Eyes Adjust To Light Good Morning Beautiful (Eenie Meenie) 15.Irving/Faster Than Steam Good Morning Beautiful (Eenie Meenie) 16.Bee Gees/Horizontal Horizontal (Polydor) 17.Juana Molina/Salvese Quien Queda Tres Cosas (JM) 18.Claudine Longet/Sleep Safe And Warm A&M Digitally Remastered Best (Universal-Japan) 19.DJ Me DJ You/Salsa M Microchips The Music (Eenie Meenie) 20.Primal Scream/Autobaun 66 Evil Heat (Sony-UK) 21.Dick Shawn/Love Power The Producers (soundtrack) (BMG) 22.Gypsophile Vs. Shop/Matto Grosso Gypsophile Vs. Shop (Radio Khartoum) 23.The Negro Problem/Is This The Single? Welcome Black (Smile) 24.Fischerspooner/Horizon #1 (Capitol) 25.Kyoko Enami/Sayonara Mo Ienakute Tokyo Bossa Nova Lounge Chronicle (Teichiku-Japan) 26.Sketch Show/Wilson Audio Sponge (Daisyworld-Japan) 27.Electric Brother/MG 2002 28.The Walker Brothers/Night Flights Night Flights (Epic-UK) 29.Saint Etienne/Stranger In Paradise Ruby Trax (NME-UK) 30.Spookey Ruben/When You Fall In Love With Someone Who's In Love With Someone Else Bed (Hi-Hat) 31.Linus Of Hollywood/A Whole New Country Let Yourself Be Happy (Franklin Castle) 32.Ladytron/Blue Jeans Light & Magic (Emperor Norton) 33.Sharon Marie/Thinkin' 'Bout You Baby The Brian Wilson Productions (Toshiba EMI-Japan) 34.The Wondermints/Ride Mind If We Make Love To You (Smile) 35.The Who/Circles My Generation (MCA) 36.Ivy/L'Anamour Guestroom (Minty Fresh) 37.The Critters/Awake In A Dream Touch 'n' Go (Project 3) 38.The Witch Hazel Sound/2 or 3 Things I Know About Her This World, Then The Fireworks (Hidden Agenda) 39.Francis Lai/Party Music-Show Out I'll Never Forget What's His Name (soundtrack) (Decca) 40.Jochen Brauer Group & Tender Agression/Die Kette The Mad, Mad World Of Soundtracks Vol. 2 (Universal-Germany) 41.Papa Byrd/Pure Imagination 7" (Transistor Recordings) 42.The Muppets/Mahna Mahna The 25th Anniversary Collection (Rhino) 43.Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Movin' On Someday Man (Reprise) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 21:23:27 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Mark Wirtz Update: web site Mark's domain host seems to be having temporary problems. Direct access to his site is as follows: Sorry for the confusion. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 21:08:22 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Who Killed Teddy Bear Leonardo wrote: > I just found out that the theme for the Sal Mineo film Who > Killed Teddy Bear was written by Bob Gaudio and Al Kasha, > does anybody know if this soundtrack or single was ever > released and what label might it be on? Girl group collector John Grecco has a non-label promo 45 of the title track, b/w "Born To Be Bad" (wr. Kasha w/ Joel Hirschhorn). There's some evidence that the disc was meant for theater lobby play, but perhaps it also served other promotional purposes. There's no indication, either on the label or in the film credits, of the singer's identity, but John says that to his ears it sounds like it might be Joannie Sommers. John sent me scans of both sides -- I'll post these to the Files area soon, and in the coming days I'll post the track itself to musica. He added that there was also a cover version by Leslie Uggams, on an Atlantic 45. "Who Killed Teddy Bear" was directed by Joseph Cates, phather of Phoebe. If any list members know her, please ask for her opinion about her dad's movie. --Phil Milstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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