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Spectropop - Digest Number 650

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: made to be bad
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
      2. NRBQ vs. the Squirrels
           From: Steve Harvey 
      3. Japanese Cutie Pop Collections
           From: David Ponak 
      4. Re: Vandellism
           From: Shawn 
      5. Original Sins
           From: Steve Harvey 
      6. Bob Lind etc
           From: Country Paul 
      7. Re: You Know My Name / Gamma Goochie
           From: Stewart Mason 
      8. Re: DC5
           From: Bill Bircher 
      9. Re: Gamma Goochee Himself
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     10. DC5
           From: Steve Harvey 
     11. Gregmark
           From: Eddy Smit 
     12. Re: Bobby Hebb
           From: Eddy Smit 


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 15:27:25 -0800
   From: Jeffrey Glenn 
Subject: Re: made to be bad

> BTW does anyone have The Fastest Group Around "Bears"?
> I have a (very worn) copy of the Royal Guardsmen "Snoopy & The
> Red Baron" LP and that track was a favorite of mine when I was
> a kid. I always thought that song was a band original until now.

Billy, it's up there now:

The Bears (D. Paulen, J. Thomas, D. Moore) - The Fastest Group Alive,
Valiant V-754: 1966, Produced by D. Moore-J. Thomas


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Message: 2 Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 17:53:00 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: NRBQ vs. the Squirrels Previously: > Chipmunks (singing): "But we dont like to study > hard, Arithmetic..." > Alvin: "Makes me SICK!!" > Dave: "ALLLLLLLLLLVINNNNNNNNNNNN!" That tune has been a staple of NRBQ's act for years. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 16:16:25 -0800 From: David Ponak Subject: Japanese Cutie Pop Collections Kent: About seven years ago, seven separate "Cutie Pop" volumes were issued. Each was on a seperate Japanese label (lets see: King, Nippon Columbia, Tokuma, I'm forgetting the others). Each volume represented each label's respective roster of female singers from the mid to late sixties. Though on different labels, they were compiled by the same person and feature complementry artwork. (Imagine trying to get 7 different labels in the USA to cooperate on something like that? Amazing!) The Suki Suki Edit is one of the best, as the title track is a Japanese language cover of the Zombies' "I Love You" by Nana Kinomi. The Nippon Columbia volume is great too. Unfortunately, I think most of them are out of print as of now. Some of the good Nippon Columbia tracks can currently be found on a great disc called "Good Night Tokyo" compiled by Yasuharu Konishi of Pizzicato Five. There was a similar series (5 discs) done a couple of years later called "Soft Rock Drivin'," which featured vocal harmony groups and included lots of good Brazil '66 knock offs. (Spectropoppers will freak out when they hear the Japanese singer/songwriter PICO) I'll be in Tokyo this December (performing with Mello, so I'll bring back a full report of what may be currently available. Cheers, David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 00:19:39 -0000 From: Shawn Subject: Re: Vandellism Everybody, my name is Shawn and I was told about this group by a good friend Rik! I am the Fan Club Manager For the Legendary Queen Of The Original Motown Sound Ms. Martha Reeves! So come on and Dance In The Streets with us too at: and Thanks for having me here! Shawn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 16:58:40 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Original Sins Just picked up the Original Sins Cd for a buck at some shopping mall record store recently. I used to contra dance in Philly with some woman who was the girlfriend of one of the band members. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 22:27:30 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Bob Lind etc Leonardo Flores asks about Bob Lind's LPs on Capital and Verve. I don't know, but I remember that he essentially disavowed the Verve LP, which was solo folkie tracks with a hamhandedly-overdubbed orchestra supposedly in the "Elusive Butterfly" style to cash in on the hit. In the words of my former band's lead singer, the result was "as tight as a horse's thighs." Too bad, too; some of the songs were okay as I remember. Paris Sisters were Gregmark #2. What was #1? Is there a label discography anywhere? How about a 3 Trey discography? Thanks! Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 23:46:18 -0500 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: You Know My Name / Gamma Goochie Bill Craig asks: > Has anyone mentioned the most famous group's uncharacteristic > tanked b-side? I'm thinking of "You Know My Name, Look Up The Number". To be fair, I don't think this is in the same league as the "deliberately bad" flips, as it's clearly the boys having a bit of Goons-inspired fun. I've always thought "You Know My Name (Look Up My Number)" was the Beatles' response to the instant dozens of covers of their songs: the first bit is "their" original song and each iteration after that is an even even more bizarre and misguided remake. It's really quite clever, I think! Does anyone know of any comnnection between "The Gamma Goochee Himself" and the single "The Gamma Goochie" by the east Texas/Louisiana group called the Persian Market? (It's on the Cicadelic Records comp CICADELIC 60s VOLUME 2: NEVER EXISTED!) Their single is great. Stewart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 18:18:07 -0700 From: Bill Bircher Subject: Re: DC5 Xavier: > Hey now. I'll give you that the Dave Clark Five had very few redeeming > qualities, but I think it's unfair to paint Herman's Hermits as total > crap. ;) Phil Milstein: > I feel the exact opposite: love the DC5, but am usually turned off by > Peter No One et al. To each, his own. I wholeheartedly agree with phil milstein's observation above. in some respects, dave clark was very successful in a ( at the time ) very competitive international music scene and stands as one of the great business/music entrepreneurs of all-time. bill bircher -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 05:31:18 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Gamma Goochee Himself Phil Milstein wrote: > If you flip over Gonna Buy Me A Dog to (You Got) The Gamma Goochee > and check the writer credit, the mystery starts to unfold. G.G. > himself was aka John Mangiagli, a dental ceramicist/rocknroll > wildman from southern California, who in the early '60s would save > up his earnings from making false teeth 3/4 of the year and then > spend it each summer by first making and then selling, to the highest > (or first) bidder, a new record. Each would appear under a different > artist name, until the (relative) success of (You Got) The Gamma > Goochee sealed him at the Gamma Goochee tag for a spell. Great story, Phil. The power of the internet: not more than an hour after I'd read your reply, I received an e-mail... from Gamma Goochee HIMSELF! > (You Got) The Gamma Goochee is a great find, a Sir Doug/Sam The > Sham-type stomper with some frat-rock currents. I'm actually more familiar with the Kingsmen's cover version on Wand, and looking at the label, I see Mr. Mangiagli did indeed receive writer's credits. Thanks again for all the info. Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 17:12:58 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: DC5 Dave Clark is a hell of a business man. All of the 5 made out financially, unlike many of their contemporaries, largely due to Dave' business sense. I was told by a rabid DC5 fan that when the 5 debuted on the Ed Sullivan Show they were scheduled for one tune. Ed heard them in rehearsal and put them up to two tunes for the show. By showtime they were up for three songs. Ed evidently admired their business sense. At the end of the last number Ed said something about them coming back next week. This was news to the guys who had a week of gigs next. Supposedly Ed bought out the gigs and asked them where they'd like to go for a week. Dave picked some place like Bermuda because he had seen a poster for it at the airport. They got a week of paid vacation just for promising to return the next week. Nice work if you can get it. Dave wanted "Because" to come out in England as a single, but couldn't get it released. So he told Epic in the US that it was their next single. Because it was so different Epic balked. Dave said, "Ok, but you're not getting anything else from us until you put it out on 45". They relented and it was the hit that Dave predicted it would be. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 09:34:51 +0100 From: Eddy Smit Subject: Gregmark Country Paul: > Paris Sisters were Gregmark #2. What was #1? Is there a > label discography anywhere? How about a 3 Trey discography? Gregmark # 1 was Sassy by a S & H Stamps Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 09:42:54 +0100 From: Eddy Smit Subject: Re: Bobby Hebb Mike Rashkow: > I was the button pusher on that session. As many of you know. > Sunny was the last song done and was supposed to be the throwaway. > But everybody in the booth knew it was in the groove. Mike, Thanks for your informative reply. Please contact me off-list on this. Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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