The Spectropop Group Archives presented by Friends of Spectropop

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

Spectropop - Digest Number 618



________________________________________________________________________
______________                                            ______________
______________                                            ______________
______________        S  P  E  C  T  R  O  P  O  P        ______________
______________                                            ______________
________________________________________________________________________
                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
                  http://www.spectropop.com/Jamie.htm
------------------------------------------------------------------------



There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Soft discography
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      2. Barry McGuire/Grass Roots?
           From: Dan Hughes 
      3. Charlie Calello
           From: Richard Williams 
      4. Re: Charlie Calello / Barry McGuire / Grassr Roots
           From: Mikey 
      5. Re: Batman and Ra
           From: Bill Reed 
      6. Instrumental hits
           From: Richard Tearle 
      7. Re: Batman and Ra
           From: Phil Milstein 


________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________



Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 09:35:13 +0100
   From: Kingsley Abbott 
Subject: Soft discography

Claus was looking for help with his discography, 
so I'd suggest a publication worth searching out
from Japan would be "Soft Rock" - "Selected 500+
Soft rock & Other Related Titles".  It's a very nice
200 page A5 publication with Japanese text, but the 
record details and tracks are also in English. Best 
of all it has hundreds of (albeit quite small) cover 
and 45s label shots in full colour.  It is 'supervised' 
- edited I guess - by EM Records' Koki Emura and 
published, I believe, by 'The Dig'   The ISBN is
4-401-61686-3, seems to cost Y1800 and is a real 
fave of mine.   Most on this list would love it, and 
seriously consider a Japanese night school!
Maybe Keiko could tell us more??

Hope this helps...

Kingsley Abbott



-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 06:34:49 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Barry McGuire/Grass Roots? Found this on a web site about Lou Adler: "One prominent artist signed to Dunhill was former New Christy Minstrel Barry McGuire. McGuire recorded a song [Eve of Destruction] that had been written by Sloan and on which he was backed by the original members of the Grass Roots." Which original members? Anybody know the musicians on the first Barry McGuire album? I thought they were all studio musicians. ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 15:01:57 +0100 From: Richard Williams Subject: Charlie Calello A friend of mine, a film critic, used to have a little quiz that went like this: name a well-known actor/actress who never appeared in a good movie, or anything remotely like one. (The answer was Rossano Brazzi.) My question, to which I do not have an answer, is this: was Charlie Calello ever associated with a bad record? Richard Williams -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 14:03:07 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Charlie Calello / Barry McGuire / Grassr Roots Richard Williams: > ...was Charlie Calello ever associated with a bad record? All of this reminds me that I have a really rare Lp on RCA "Charles Callelo plays Big Hits" or something like that. It's got "Rag Doll" and "Navy Blue" on it, it's all orchestral and very hip!!! Dan Hughes: > ...(Barry McGuire) was backed by the original members of the Grass > Roots...Which original members? Anybody know the musicians on the > first Barry McGuire album? I thought they were all studio musicians. They were. It's the Wrecking Crew, who did all of the Dunhill stuff. Hal Blaine is DEFINITELY the drummer on "Eve of Destruction". It's in his discography. Your Friend, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 11:49:48 -0700 (PDT) From: Bill Reed Subject: Re: Batman and Ra Don't know whether the following reference has been invoked re: the Sun Ra - Batman thread. If so, pardonez le redundance. If not: from... "Space is the Place: the Life and Times of Sun Ra" by John F. Szwed: "[Ed Bland] hired them. . .in Newark in January 1966 to record a children's record of Batman and Robin for Tifton Record Company. Under the name of 'The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale,' and with Tom Wilson as producer, they pieced together a band of Sun Ra on organ, Jimmy Owens on trumpet, Tom McIntosh on trombone, Al Kooper (on organ when Sun Ra wasn't playing), Danny Kalb on guitar, and the rest of the early rock band, The Blues Project. Though the Batman theme does not appear on the record, most of the rest of it was made up of arrangements of music in public domain (such as a theme by Tchaikovsky), all played in rhythm-and-blues style with prominent twangy guitars." Bill Reed http://www.pinkywinters.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 19:31:28 -0000 From: Richard Tearle Subject: Instrumental hits In my 60s group we recently had a poll and Classical Gas by Mason Williams came out as the top instrumental hit of the 1960s - any members here got any thoughts on that? Cheers Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 16:26:21 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Batman and Ra > from "Space is the Place: the Life and Times of Sun Ra" by > John F. Szwed: > ... the Batman theme does not appear on the record ... Someone must have deleted Track 1 from Szwed's copy. One thing that I'm not sure has been established about this session is whether or not the Ra band and the Blues Project played simultaneously with one another. --Phil Milstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
End

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.