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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 15 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Alzo and Uddin
           From: Javed Jafri 
      2. Re: Northern Soul
           From: James Botticelli 
      3. Dr Goldfoot & the Supremes
           From: Delia Barnard 
      4. Re: Winter A-Go-Go / Reflections
           From: Mike Edwards 
      5. Re: Reality Check -- "Girl Groups" Is Not "War and Peace"
           From: Tony Leong 
      6. Girls in German
           From: Ivor Lyttle 
      7. Disque MÉRITE
           From: Patrick Rands 
      8. Re: the Reflections
           From: Mikey 
           From: Mick Patrick 
     10. United Records
           From: JED 
     11. Re: Alzo and Uddin
           From: Zombie 
     12. Reflections of...
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     13. Little Girl Lost-and-Found
           From: Zombie 
     14. Re: Disque MÉRITE
           From: Elisabeth 
           From: Simon White 


Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 23:06:06 -0400
   From: Javed Jafri 
Subject: Re: Alzo and Uddin

> 1980s. "Uddin" is Ali Noor Uddi (note the spelling), according to...

The correct name is probably Uddin which is a fairly common Muslim name.
Uddi does not make sense.


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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2002 23:37:34 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Northern Soul Simon White wrote: > Oh James! [and apologies to those who aren't into it] you > NEED to find out more about the Northern Soul Scene! I am James and although I appreciate that I should find out more about the Northern Soul Scene, allow me to deconstruct a few portions of my life over the past 20 years: At aged 54 (10/10/48) i'd like to look back momentarily. I pursued the usual AM/FM bullshit until the late 7T's/early 8T's when i realized that I had an obsession and i became an "alternate" Motown (read: tambourine/Northern) collector during the post disco 7T's. I abandoned that pursuit, after catching up on great disco, in 1986 in favor of group harmony, particularly in the soul ballad realm. That allowed me to enter the harmony realm generally and I spent mannnnny years compiling rare group harmony 45's (which I treasure). So I know bout Northern Soul in the abstract but I have yet to wear a soul boy T or spend the night on do waha do waha do wayyyy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 11:49:22 +0100 From: Delia Barnard Subject: Dr Goldfoot & the Supremes Hi Spectro-poppers, Can anyone help with info on the Supremes track that's on one of the Dr Goldfoot soundtracks? I know there are three (!!!) versions of the soundtrack but I'm after info on which Supremes song is on one of the soundtracks and which other releases it might be on or any other relevant info...Thank you! Delia -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 09:21:10 -0400 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Re: Winter A-Go-Go / Reflections Bob Rashkow asked: > Are The Reflections who perform a song in "Winter A-Go-Go" the Detroit > group on Golden World? From the book "It's Part Time" by Stephen J McParland: "The other musical guest, The Reflections from Detroit, were somewhat more fortunate with four Top 100 hits under their belt (including the 1964 Top Ten hit, "(Just Like) Romeo And Juliet"), by the time the film (Winter A-Go-Go) debuted." We are in dire need of a CD covering the Reflections' career. Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 15:13:14 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Re: Reality Check -- "Girl Groups" Is Not "War and Peace" The reality IS that the book is a well-researched, honest piece of work not filled with gossip and tales ("Valley Of The Dolls"!!). John did exhaustive work to tack down as many of the ladies as possible to talk about their careers as singers at the time. (Best of all, he spoke to the Andantes--if it were me, I would have had them sing with me!!!). AND FOR ONCE, someone got the story of the Shangri-Las straight. So what if he didnt include the Gingerbreads, Secrets or some other groups. What he did include was informative enough!!!! Tony Leong -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 16:01:36 -0000 From: Ivor Lyttle Subject: Girls in German Collectors of bizarre Girl Group/Spector Sound-a-likes might be interested in two new releases from the legendary German Bear Family Records. The German company has enjoyed great success with a series of CDs containing German recording of US and UK artists, mainly from the 60s. The series is called "1000 Nadelstiche", taken from the German title of the Jackie DeShannon song "Needles and Pins". Since the second CD they have been sorted by style or theme (Teenage prices, country, twist, etc). Now the girls get their turn with Volume 9 ("US Girls") and Volume 10 ("UK Girls"). Some of the songs are cover versions of English language releases, others (eg. for the Supremes) are songs written specifically for the German market. None of them seem to have enjoyed much success at the time, some my never even have been released commercially. These CDs are well worth checking out, not only for the chance of hearing some obscure material, but for their excellent sound quality and lavish (52 pages!) booklets. They are available directly from Bear Family at or possibly from other oldies outlets. The track-listings speak for themselves: 1000 Nadelstiche Vol. 10 - UK Girls Dusty Springfield: Auf dich nur wart' ich immerzu (I Only Want To Be With You), Kiki Dee: Warte bis morgen (Aspetta domani), Millie: My Boy Lollipop, Caravelles: So geht die Liebe still vorbei (So Sad), Sue & Sunny: Shame On You, Jackie Trent: Bye Bye My Love (Auf Wiedersehn), Julie Rogers: Glocken der Liebe (La Novia), Janie Marden: Solang man noch nicht 17 ist (Je ne voudrais pas pleurer), Millie: I Like Mike, Lulu: Wenn du da bist, Twinkle: Tommy, Kiki Dee: Nein, ich weiß nicht mehr, was ich tu' (Why Don't I Run Away From You), Cherry Roland: Was ist Gold, was ist Geld, Susan Maughan: Dream Boy, McKinlays: Große Katastrophe, Millie: Karussell, Janie Marden: Weißt du noch, Darling (Move Over Darling), Lulu: So fing es an, Jackie Trent: Alles okay (Send Her Away), Sue & Sunny: Wir dummen Mädchen sind ja selber schuld, Caravelles: In Gedanken bin ich bei dir (True Love Never Runs Smooth), McKinlay Sisters: Bye, Bye, Bye, Kiki Dee: Johnnys Kuß (With A Kiss), Millie: Sweet William (Sweet William) 1000 Nadelstiche Vol. 9 - US Girls Eileen: Die Stiefel sind zum Wandern (These Boots Are Made For Walkin'), Supremes: Moonlight And Kisses, Dionne Warwick: Geh vorbei (Walk On By), Lesley Gore: Goodbye, Tony (You Don't Own Me), Marcie Blane: Wer einmal 'A' gesagt (What Does A Girl Do), Katja Hollaender: Wenn ich deinen Namen hör (Come And Stay With Me), Gale Garnett: Schön, schön, schön ist das Leben, Connie Stevens: Man soll sich so schnell nicht verlieben, Eileen: Nimm die Gitarre (Bring Your Guitar), Supremes: Thank You Darling, Katja Hollaender: Weine nicht um einen Boy, Lucy Lynn: Ist es denn Liebe, Donna Hightower: Liebe macht blind, Connie Stevens: La-le-lu, Eileen: Teenage Summer, Donna Gaines: Wassermann (Aquarius), Marcie Blane: So ist das Leben (How Can I Tell Him), Dionne Warwick: Ich warte jeden Tag (You'll Never Get To Heaven), Gale Garnett: Denk bitte heute nicht an morgen (Why Am I Standing At The Window), Katja Hollaender: Er heißt Peter, Donna Hightower: Casablanca, Supremes: Jonny And Joe (Come See About Me), Eileen: Das wird mir nicht mal leid tun (How Does That Grab You Darlin'), Connie Stevens: Du bist mein (And This Is Mine), Marie Ann: (I Know That) Your Heart's Not Made Of Wood, Sue Thompson: Blonder Tiger (Paper Tiger). PS. Does anyone out there have some German or other foreign language Spector sound-a-likes? (by any nationality of artist). I would like to put the suggestion to Bear Family to collect them for a CD- let me have your suggetions. Ivor Lyttle -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 17:09:55 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Disque MÉRITE I posted a link to this site a few months ago - Disque MÉRITE Has anyone ever ordered anything from them? I got a bunch of their cds from a different source. I don't know French but I really love this site and they now have mp3s (to purchase? I'm not sure) and they have a series of Scopitones (to view on screen!) in their entirety here: :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 15:36:18 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: the Reflections Mike Edwards: > We are in dire need of a CD covering the Reflections' > career. There is one!! It's available on their website as is a great video of the band in concert. Your Friend, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 21:51:16 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: DOCTOR GOLDFOOT Delia's desire: > Can anyone help with info on the Supremes track that's on > one of the Dr Goldfoot soundtracks? Do I sense a new dance routine in the making? Isn't it a bit late in the year for shimmying about in a bikini? Anyway, to the matter in hand. I'm aware of two Doctor Goldfoot movies: 1) Dr. Goldfoot & the Bikini Machine (1965) - the theme song was performed off screen over the end credits by the Supremes. No soundtrack LP was ever issued. However, a version of the song by a white girl group, the Beas, was released as a single on the Dee Gee label - excellent record, very similar to the Supremes' version. But fear not, after a mere 35 year wait, Motown released Diana, Mary & Flo's rendition of "Dr. Goldfoot & The Bikini Machine" on the Supremes' 4CD set, the one in the long pink velvet box. 2) Dr. Goldfoot & the Girlbombs (1966) - the theme song to this one was performed off screen over the end credits by another all- gal threesome, the Sloopys. Girl group completists please note: this was issued on the soundtrack LP (Tower 5053). Does that help? Wanna borrow my box-set, Dee? MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 22:56:23 +0200 From: JED Subject: United Records Dear Spectro-friend, Do you know who owns the United Records back catalog now? I would love to know. Cheers, JED -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 21:54:44 -0000 From: Zombie Subject: Re: Alzo and Uddin > The reason that the CDs spell it "Udine" is because they are > reissues of Alzo & Udine's LP on Mercury called "C'mon and > Join Us", which I believe was released before the Steed single. > I have the Alzo & Uddin 45 on Steed. I believe it was the only > time his name was spelled that way. I'll record it and post it > to Musica next week. Luis -- thank you! That pretty much explains everything. My mind is at ease. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 18:49:15 -0400 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Reflections of... Mike Edwards previously: > We are in dire need of a CD covering the Reflections' career. Amen and glad to hear from Mikey A that there actually is one. They did many other grand records besides the oh-so-catchy (Just Like) Romeo & Juliet! Well, Barry & Greenwich, forgive me! I always thought the Jelly Beans were singing "Dom, dom be-dooby-doo Dom, dom etc." (That's "Dom" as in nickname for "Dominic"!) Is it, officially, "Down, down etc."??!! I'll lose sleep over it--just kidding, but I'm not kiddin' when I cast my vote for all- time "exclamations a la bop-sh-boom-down-nah-nah-la-la" record for the super novelty "Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells. Turned my then 9-year-old nephew on to my copy of this wild and wonderful tune, here goes: Pepeoomeh-meh-pepeoomeh- meh, pepeoom-meh-peh-oom-a-meh-peh-oomeh-meh! (Whew.) Why do I get the funny feeling I'm opening up 10 cans of worms??!! But isn't that what this is all about!! Let the discussion continue!! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 04:16:14 -0000 From: Zombie Subject: Little Girl Lost-and-Found Does anybody know the EXACT recording date of Garden Club's "Little Girl Lost-and-Found" (A&M 848) ? I know it was released "in 1967," but I was hoping to find out the exact MONTH and DAY it was recorded, and the exact day of its release as well. If you're curious I can tell you why, but otherwise I wouldn't want to bore everyone. Any leads would be most appreciated. Thanks. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 08:04:48 -0000 From: Elisabeth Subject: Re: Disque MÉRITE Re Disque MÉRITE: I must have missed the link to this site when you first sent it out, because it's great - all my favourite Quebec girls in one place. I haven't ordered anything from them direct, but I bought the Jenny Rock cd through another dealer and the quality is fine. Through trips to Montreal and, I've amassed a small collection of the original vinyl too. My favourite, hands-down, has to be Renee Martel. She did a beautiful cover of "The Sha la la song" in French, changing the title to "A demain my darling". The Disque Merite cd "Liverpool", now that I've looked at the track listing, has combined most of the tracks from her first two LPs and I would say it's definitely the best bet. Unfortunately it doesn't have "Je vais a Londres" (cover of "Next plane to London") which is fab! Maybe I could put an MP3 on the shared drive? The scopitones are cute - Jenny Rock's dancing is on par with German girl Manuela (only those who have seen her in action will know what I mean!) It looks like the mp3s are $1.95 each - kind of weird! I guess I'm not used to paying for them. ;-) Elisabeth x -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 10:34:28 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: DOCTOR GOLDFOOT Mick Patrick wrote: > Dr. Goldfoot & the Bikini Machine (1965) - the theme song was performed off > screen over the end credits by the Supremes. No soundtrack LP was ever > issued. However, a version of the song by a white girl group, the Beas, was > released as a single on the Dee Gee label - excellent record, very similar to > the Supremes' version. Controversial I know, but i. m. h. o. The Beas' version is better. Sorry but there it is. I've said it now. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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