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Spectropop - Digest Number 664

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 26 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Mrs. Miller on CD
           From: Simon White 
      2. Re: Phil Spector and Skiffle
           From: Mick Patrick 
      3. Re: Rascals
           From: Phil Milstein 
      4. Betty & Karen/Wellingtons
           From: Peter Richmond 
      5. Re: The Wellingtons
           From: Patrick Rands 
      6. Re: Rascals
           From: Marc Miller 
      7. Re: Why quibble?
           From: Leonardo Flores 
      8. Righteous Brothers - Hall Of Fame
           From: Peter Richmond 
      9. Re: Betty And Karen
           From: Martin Roberts 
     10. Re: Vontastics
           From: Steve Harvey 
     11. music in commercials
           From: Alan Gordon 
     12. Re: Northern Soul / Rascals
           From: Efram Turchick 
     13. hermits and the dc5
           From: Alan Gordon 
     14. 'Jack Nitzsche At Spectropop' updates
           From: Ken Silverwood 
     15. Davy Jones--Whoops, Wrong Locker!
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     16. Re: music in commercials
           From: Phil Milstein 
     17. Re: music in commercials
           From: bryan 
     18. Once Upon a Dream
           From: Steve Harvey 
     19. People Suddenly Wanna Be "Free"?
           From: James Botticelli 
     20. Re: Why quibble?
           From: Mikey 
     21. Re: Betty And Karen
           From: Mikey 
     22. Re: Why quibble?
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     23. Two Nitzschean Gems
           From: Country Paul 
     24. Re: Girl-Group Bootleg CDs
           From: Steve 
     25. Then He Kissed Me
           From: Robert 
     26. Toni Jones; The Cupcakes
           From: Mike Edwards 


Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 10:14:48 +0000
   From: Simon White 
Subject: Re: Mrs. Miller on CD

Stewart Mason wrote:
> Capitol released a Mrs. Miller retrospective in 1999 as part 
> of their WILD COOL AND SWINGIN' series.  It's still in print 
> and readily available. Personally, when I found out that she 
> was in on the joke and was purposely singing terribly (according 
> to people who were around at the time in a recent article in 
> Cool and Strange Music), some of the charm went out of the music, 
> but perhaps that's just me.

I agree Stewart.  The first album has something that the others don't.

On this [off] note one for the U.K. viewers. I have a memory of 
an ITV programme with Jonathan Routh, latter part of the Sixties 
where they held a contest for the worst singers. They chose in the 
end a woman that looked like Rita Webb and a big opera looking 
bloke. Did they ever make a record I wonder? Come to that, did Rita 
Webb ever make a record?

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Message: 2 Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 12:42:33 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Phil Spector and Skiffle Country Paul: > RIP Lonnie Donegan...Mick Patrick, thank you for the write-up > and the Spector-related Donegan track listing. You also mention > "the first song Spector's group the Teddy Bears ever recorded, > 'Don't You Worry My Little Pet.'" What an anomaly for them! > It rocks out, although the vocal is recorded in murk-fi, several > steps below lo-fi. So, Mick, question: I have faint memories of > this song when new, but possibly by someone else. Is the Teddy > Bears' version a cover? And of whom? Paul, ".......Little Pet" was written by Phil Spector. I'd imagine the version lurking deep in your memory bank is by those famous "Chanson D'amour" hitsters Art & Dotty Todd, released on Era 1087 in 1958. Era was the parent label of Dore, the Teddy Bears' outlet. Art & Dotty also recorded another Spector-scribed Teddy Bears number, "Wonderful Lovable You", on Dart 51986, probably the same year. Also of interest is another of Spector's skiffle period rockers, "Where Can You Be", by Tony & Joe on Era 1083. Similar in sound to "...Little Pet", to my knowledge, it is the only recorded version of this Phil Spector composition. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 10:16:58 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Rascals Country Paul wrote: > Finally (for now), I may be seeing Eddie Brigati at a Christmas party in > December. (His significant other and I do voice work for the same producer.) > While he doesn't like being pumped with questions about the old times, he > sometimes is willing to talk. If there's any info folks here would like to > know, I may be able to slide in an inquiry. Perhaps you'd have better success extracting info on The Shangri-Las, with whom The Rascals shared some behind-the-scenes personnel, than on The Rascals themselves. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 17:17:43 -0000 From: Peter Richmond Subject: Betty & Karen/Wellingtons Mick Patrick wrote: > Details are: Betty And Karen, "I'm Not Satisfied" b/w > "Stop And Listen", MGM K13559, 1966, both sides written by > Ameche and Segalla, produced by Pat Jaques and arranged by > Richie Tee........ >What else can I tell you? They were two white girls, kinda > folky looking with acoustic guitars and long hair. I wouldn't > be surprised if Ameche and Segalla were their surnames. You are spot on with the surnames Mick, Betty Ameche and Karen Segalla. The two tracks were recorded in New York City, 05 July 1966. Simon White wrote: >Funnily enough I got a copy of the Righteous Bros' version > recently. It's rather good but for the over the top choir. > Is the Wellingtons' version the same? The Wellingtons version is more focused on the harmonies of the trio themselves, they are the only singers on the track - the arrangement of the basic backing track is very similar to the one used on the Righteous Brothers later version though nowhere near as much depth. Peter Richmond. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 18:26:07 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: The Wellingtons Oddly enough Entertainment Tonight is doing a spotlight on TV theme songs tonight and it looks like they have footage of the Wellingtons nowaday. In the blurb I saw last night they showed some older men singing the theme. :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 14:07:45 -0500 From: Marc Miller Subject: Re: Rascals Mikey, According to Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 (Compiled Exclusively From Billboard), it reached #52. Marc -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 19:21:05 -0000 From: Leonardo Flores Subject: Re: Why quibble? Steve Harvey wrote: > Top 40, Top Ten, but Top Fifty?!? Might as well be Top > Thousand. Compared to "Good Lovin'"'s placement it was > a flop. Felix's vocals ruled for most of their singles > after that. Does anybody know if the 45 charted higher in the New York area as opposed to the national charts. It seems that local charts held a lot more power in the 60's as oppossed to today. Society was a bit more localized than today. I read stories where songs by the Yellow Ballon were top 5 hits in certain areas but sank in others. Cheers Leonardo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 21:21:59 -0000 From: Peter Richmond Subject: Righteous Brothers - Hall Of Fame The Righteous Brothers have been selected for induction to the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame. The Award Ceremony will be on 10 March 2003 being screened on VH1. Peter Richmond. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 21:09:31 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Betty And Karen After a day's wait and especially for 'my mate' Mikey: Betty And Karen, are now playing on musica. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 18:29:55 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Vontastics Billy: > I always thought "Day Tripper" was a British (slang) term, > and no American black musican could have come up using that > term. Daytripper was about a prostitute. One of three hooker tunes the Fabs did. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 13:48:46 -0800 From: Alan Gordon Subject: music in commercials Speaking of the music in commercials being better than commercial music: Does anyone know who does that really nice sparse arrangement of The Beatles "Getting Better" for the Philips ads on American tv? Sounds a little like Jellyfish. albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 16:54:53 -0500 From: Efram Turchick Subject: Re: Northern Soul / Rascals Michael Coxe wrote: > The LP which contains "Silly Girl" - Once Upon A Dream - is one of > the great 60s American pop masterpieces, sorely overlooked (ala Child > Is Father To The Man by BS&T) & inexplicably only available as a > German import. > > - michael Michael, Just had to pipe in here: Once Upon A Dream IS available domestically, on 180 gram vinyl, from Sundazed Music. The first three Young Rascals albums are available on 180 gram vinyl as well. Visit for more details! Efram Turchick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 14:06:17 -0800 From: Alan Gordon Subject: hermits and the dc5 I must be in the minority here. But I have always really dug the DC5. I may be of Russian/Jewish background, but I always really liked that gestapo beat they had going on stuff like: "Bits and Pieces" and "Any Way You Want It". I also thought that "Because" was a great romantic slow dance song, still do ... great organ. An as for Herman and his entourage... what can I say? When I was 14 they really made an impression on me with "Wonderful World," and "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat." They also were my first foray into "oldies" like: "Mother-In-Law", "Sea Cruise" and "Silhouettes". But my faves were "I Gotta Dream On" and "Just A Little Bit Better". Then, of course, there was that weird song about transgenderism: "She's A Muscular Boy". A very forward thinking band. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 23:55:07 -0000 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: 'Jack Nitzsche At Spectropop' updates Hello to all, A piece of text from Mr Andrew Loog Oldham's tome '2 Stoned': "As the morning light rose on Sunset Strip, Mick sat back in his stool and sang it, Keith's acoustic gave him something to sing to, Jack Nitzsche played a worldly harpsichord, Phil Spector gave the lining by playing bass - and 'Play With Fire' was cut". (For all you Lonely Surfers) Ken On The West Coast. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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