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Spectropop - Digest Number 667

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. leiber and stoller on Biography channel.
           From: richard hattersley 
      2. Columbia singles
           From: Jason 
      3. Re: Then He Kissed Me
           From: Phil Chapman 
      4. Re: Day Tripper
           From: Peter McDonnell 
      5. Re: Come Away Melinda
           From: Bill George 
      6. Skinny Vincent
           From: Neil Hever 
      7. Re: Then He Kissed Me
           From: Mikey 
      8. RE: leiber and stoller on Biography channel.
           From: Ken Silverwood 
      9. Sundazed "Dream"
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     10. Re: Then He Kissed Me
           From: Phil Chapman 
     11. Guarding a fountain of Buckinghams legal questions
           From: Ted L 
     12. The Liquid Room 10/27/02
           From: David Ponak 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 00:54:21 +0000
   From: richard hattersley 
Subject: leiber and stoller on Biography channel.

Did any UK members catch the great Docu about Lieber and Stoller 
on the Biography channel this evening (SUNDAY). If you missed it 
they normally repeat last night's programmes in the morning.
It featured contributions from Ben E KING, Carol King, Tom Dowd 
and tons of others.


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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 03:34:08 -0000 From: Jason Subject: Columbia singles Hey Spectropoppers, I'm in the process of finalizing a gigantic collection of Columbia Records 45s and there's just a few (sadly long out-of-print) sides I really need to round it out - yet I just can't seem to find them anywhere. Spectropop is my only hope. If any of you folks happen to have one of these songs, could you please let me know off list. I would be forever grateful! The ones I still need are: 43563 Tim Rose - I'm Bringing It Home 43608 Magicians - About My Love 43619 Keith Allison - I Ain't Blaming You 43720 Ron Dante - Think 43725 Magicians - And I'll Tell the World 43744 Adiss & Crofut - Ballad from Vietanm 43862 Ronnie Dante - I Give You Things 44362 Byrds - Goin' Back (this is an alternate mix to the version that appears on NBB, Box Set etc.) 44387 Tim Rose - Come Away Melinda Thanks, you all! Jason -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 14:53:17 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Then He Kissed Me Robert: > What is the instrument playing the solo on this song's > introductory bars? [Then He Kissed Me] Mikey: > .....that's a guitar and piano in unison. Mikey, Robert, I think you'll find that it is the sound of an electric 12-string guitar (has most of its strings tuned in octaves), possibly a Rickenbacker, although I have no supporting evidence, and I don't know who played it. This seemingly innocuous riff is, in my opinion, incredibly significant, as its use here propagated the circular figure employed throughout the Crystals' "Rudolph.....", which in turn no doubt prompted Jack Nitzsche to take the same approach on Jackie DeShannon's "When You Walk In The Room". And this latter example is the figure that (IMO) spawned the jangly folk-rock sound of the Byrds. "Mr Tambourine Man" was produced by Terry Melcher, Doris's lad, who'd already had a single or two prod/arr by Nitzsche, and a version of Jackie's "Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe" was included on their first album. Although the Beatles had been using a Rickenbacker purely for rhythm (apart from the solo on "All My Loving"), and both the rock legends McGuinn and Harrison are generally credited with putting the Rickenbacker riff sound on the map, they are predated by these three (not so credible) pop items. Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 12:54:32 -0800 From: Peter McDonnell Subject: Re: Day Tripper Paul & John's reflections on writing "Day Tripper": I seem to recall that John once slagged off on "Paperback Writer" as Paul's attempt to write a song like his "Day Tripper".Also, I think it was in a McCartney biography that I read that the genesis of "Ticket To Ride" came from very early in John & Paul's friendship, when they took a train ride down to the town of Ryde, way down on the southern tip of England, where Paul had an aunt or a cousin who lived down there. This was pre-Beatles, I believe. They were still teenagers at the time...thus, they literally had tickets to Ryde! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 12:57:42 EST From: Bill George Subject: Re: Come Away Melinda > Didn't know "Come Away Melinda" was introduced by Harry Belafonte. That is who I have always heard it credited to. I have a very nice version by Bobbie Gentry, from her LP "Local Gentry" where she also sings some groovy versions of Beatles songs, in a pseudo-Brazilian jazz style. -Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 20:41:25 -0000 From: Neil Hever Subject: Skinny Vincent Poppers, Nobody knew about this artist on the Rockabilly group (or didn't care) so I'm sending it your way. Back in '85 I picked up a great 45 by Skinny Vincent and the Eight Balls "Eyeballin' you" b/w "So good" by Macey-Wallace. The single was released in '84 or '85 on the CJG label No 502. I cannot find another scrap of information on this artist. It is a really good 45 too. I'd love to get some more material from the artists. I've come to Spectropop out with the hope the group can help out. Any thoughts? Neil Hever -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 16:32:57 -0500 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Then He Kissed Me Phil Chapman: > Mikey, Robert, I think you'll find that it is the sound of > an electric 12-string guitar > .....which in > turn no doubt prompted Jack Nitzsche to take the same approach > on Jackie DeShannon's "When You Walk In The Room". Philly, The Intro to Walk In The Room is NOT a 12 string Guitar. According to Jack Nitzsche himself, thats simply 4 electric guitars playing in unison. It's merely the phasing effect of each player being slightly ahead or behind the note that gives it the 12 string sound. I am certainly convinced that "Then He Kissed Me" used the same concept along with a piano or two, and possibly glockenspiel, mixed very low. Definetly consistent with Phils approach. All the best, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 21:34:27 -0000 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: RE: leiber and stoller on Biography channel. Yes Richard, I missed it on Sat night, I was otherwise engaged with a selection of Spectropoppers above a pub in MANCHESTER. But, I caught it today between 5 & 6 pm, nice, well known story, but we actually saw & heard "Shadow" Morton, I couldn't believe that. I watched the one on Quincy Jones, no not to see Wacko, but maybe Lesley Gore --------- well I got 30 seconds of " It's My Party " and phoommm gone , straight into Ol Blue Eyes. There are more to come I believe this month. Regards Ken On The West Coast. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 17:13:50 -0500 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Sundazed "Dream" Good old I must retract what I said about Europe being a few steps ahead, etc. :-( (!!)(re availability of Rascals '69 album that is) Tom Taber: >"The Great Mandala" by P Paul & Mary..... Isn't that funny, same album, different tune? I get choked up listening to "The Song Is Love" which ends Side Two! "Mandala" is a classic protester which rather than bring tears to my eyes just fuels my anger... :-< Kev Roberts is helping me understand what Northern Soul is all about!! Wonderful book!! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 01:26:05 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Then He Kissed Me Mikey: > Philly, The Intro to Walk In The Room is NOT a 12 string Guitar. Mikee, I never said it was, just that I believe it inspired Jack "to take the same approach". Most tracks on the Spector Christmas album were recorded in the style of the artist's hits, and, listening to the eighteen takes of "Rudolph...." on the session tapes, it's clear that the riff is played on an electric 12-string. If there wasn't one available on the "When You Walk In The Room" session (or, more likely, the figure was too awkward to play consistently) then the effect can be simulated using two six-string guitars. (Despite what Jack may have said, I still think there's only two, the other two are acoustic rhythm). The point I was really trying to make was that the 'invention' of the electric 12-string circular riff was not necessarily the genius of a rock god, but merely the development of an original idea from an eccentric girl-group producer. > I am certainly convinced that "Then He Kissed Me" used the same > concept along with a piano or two, and possibly glockenspiel, > mixed very low. Definitely consistent with Phil's approach. Yep, it could be a combination, but it doesn't sound like that to me. The riff's upper octave is below the range of a glock, could be vibes I suppose. Instinctively I'm sticking with the electric 12 string plus the remarkable Gold Star reverb. Perhaps we could find out from one of the other musicians on the session? Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 21:18:30 -0700 From: Ted L Subject: Guarding a fountain of Buckinghams legal questions I work with Dennis Miccolis, who was the original keyboard player for the Buckinghams and contributed that timeless solo as heard on the '66/'67 worldwide smash hit "Kind of a Drag". He approached me today with a sort of entertainment law question: For the last couple of years, he has been playing with a vocalist (who spent some time in Spiral Staircase) under the generic moniker of 'Dennis & the Downbeats'. He now hopes to call his group a 'Tribute to the Buckinghams & Spiral Staircase' and wants to know if there will be any legal ramifications or if the coast is clear (with "tribute" in their potential name). Supposedly, Carl Giammarese has the appellation of the Buckinghams under copyright protection. I would appreciate any information (off-list if you prefer) on this sometimes sensitive situation. Also, if anyone has contact info for Dennis Tufano, I would love to pass this info on to Dennis Miccolis. Ted L. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 12:16:36 -0500 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room 10/27/02 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 The Liquid Room 11/10/02 1.The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Volovan/Flor Primaveral Volovan (Lakeshore) 3.Jorge Ben/Onde Anda O Meu Amoa Ben & Somba Bon (Universal-Brazil) 4.Stero Total/Les Chansons D'o Musique Automatique (Bobsled) 5.Sketch Show/Wonderful To Me Audio Sponge (Daisyworld-Japan) 6.The Blades Grass/I Love You Alice B. Toklas Are Not For Smoking (Rev-Ola-UK) 7.Café Tacuba/Dejate Caer Vale Callampa (MCA) 8.The Ventures/Strawberry Fields Forever Psychedelics (Liberty) 9.Scott Walker/It's Raining Today Scott 3 (Phillips-UK) 10.Paul Williams/Rainy Days And Mondays A&M Greatest Hits (Universal-Japan) 11.Margo Guryan/Think Of Rain Take A Picture (Franklin Castle) 12.The Negro Problem/MacArthur Park Post Minstrel Syndrome (Smile) 13.Lemon Jelly/Nice Weather For Ducks Lost Horizons (XL) 14.Swingle 2/Il Est Bel Et Bon Love Songs For Madrigals And Madiguys (Columbia) 15.Saint Etienne/Stop And Think It Over Finisterre (Mantra/Beggars Banquet) 16.Henry Mancini/Don't Call It Love (with Chorus) "10" Soundtrack (WB) 17.Paul Weller/It's Written In The Stars Illumination (Sony-UK) 18.The Sunshine Company/Just Beyond Your Smile The Sunshine Company (Rev-Ola-UK) 19.The Flaming Lips/The Golden Age Yoshimi Wins: Live Radio Sessions (WB) 20.Count Basie And His Orchestra/007 Basie Meets Bond (United Artists) 21.Stevie Wonder/Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing Innervisions (Motown) 22.Fischerspooner/L.A. Song #1 (Ministry Of Sound-UK) 23.Joe Pass/19th Nervous Breakdown Stones Jazz (World Pacific) 24.The Rolling Stones/Melody Black And Blue (Virgin) 25.Tahiti 80/Wallpaper For The Soul Wallpaper For The Soul (Minty Fresh) 26.Rupert Holmes/Who, What, When, Where, Why The Epoch Collection (Varese Sarabande) 27.The High Llamas/The Dutchman Gideon Gaye (Target-UK) 28.Andy Williams/Holly Love, Andy (Columbia) 29.Wondermints/Shine On Me Mind If We Make Love To You (Smile) 30.Paper Dolls/Darlin' House-The Pye Anthology (Castle-UK) 31.Gabin/Sweet Sadness Gabin (Astralwerks) 32.Susan Rafey/The Big Hurt Hurt So Bad (Verve) 33.The Negro Problem/2 Inch Dick Mobile Post Minstrel Syndrome (Smile) 34.Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks/I Scare Myself Return To Hicksville-The Best Of (Hip-O) 35.Simian/End Of The Day We Are Your Friends (Astralwerks) 36.The Aluminum Group/Be Killed Happyness (Wishing Tree) 37.Shuggie Otis/Aht Uh Mi Hed Inspiration Information (Luaka Bop) 38.Tiga/Mister Hollywood Version 12" white label promo (Emperor Norton) 39.The Frank Mantis Group/Jet Service Turn On! (Zippy) 40.The Polyphonic Spree/Sun The Beginning Stages Of... (Good Records) 41.101 Strings Orchestra feat. Joe Adams/This Guy's In Love With You The Sounds Of Love (A/S) 42.Novo/Ai O Shiteru Softrock Drivin'-Koi No 246 (King-Japan) 43.Death In Vegas/Hands Around My Throat Scorpio Rising (BMG-UK) 44.The Free Design/Love Does Not Die There Is A Song (Teichiku-Japan) 45.Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Movin' On Someday Man (Reprise) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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