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Spectropop - Digest Number 673

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 16 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. New at Spectropop
           From: Spectropop 
      2. It's My Party/ Spectropop NY party
           From: sheila 
      3. Re: Caroline Munro - Tar And Cement
           From: Elisabeth 
      4. Re: Caroline Munro - Tar And Cement
           From: Mark Wirtz   aka, Michael Sinclair 
      5. Dixie Cups
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      6. Re: Bands doing Levi's radio ads
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      7. Re: Chattahoochee Records
           From: Mikey 
      8. Re: Dixie Cups
           From: Will Stos 
      9. Lesley Gore's "Run Bobby Run"
           From: Robert 
     10. Opposite Ends of the Pole
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     11. Re: Midnight Mary / 3000 Miles
           From: Artie Wayne 
     12. Re: Mickey Dolenz is God
           From: Dave Swanson 
     13. Re: Donna Lynn
           From: Doc Rock 
     14. Re: Liking Bad Music
           From: Dave Swanson 
     15. Teddys and Todds / local hits / more
           From: Country Paul 
     16. Fwd: Funk Bros. photo story
           From: Neb Rodgers 


Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 00:19:00 -0000
   From: Spectropop 
Subject: New at Spectropop

Dear Members,

Follow the URLs below for the latest Spectropop features:

Petula Clark by Bill Reed:

Spectropop Party Pix:

Sandi Sheldon/Kenni Woods by Mick Patrick:

Baby Jane & the Rockabyes by john Clemente:

Jack Nitzsche by Martin Roberts:

Nick DeCaro by Bill Reed:

Coming soon: George Goldner & Tico Records by Don Charles, 
the Charlotte O'Hara Story and more. Watch this space.

The Spectropop Team

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Message: 2 Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 18:56:14 -0500 From: sheila Subject: It's My Party/ Spectropop NY party Hi everyone: I've been keeping many of Spectropop's NY members abreast of the party plans, but I thought I would email the entire list with the latest update. Ever since I saw the girl group IT'S MY PARTY perform live, I've been wanting to bring them to New York City for a proper show. And I thought a Spectropop party would be the perfect way to do it. But just as I was confirming the official date (mid-January) for the party, I received some not-so-good news from the It's My Party camp. The group lost two of its main members, Cara and Rhian. As of a couple weeks ago, the girls have signed an exclusive contract with Fox regarding their inclusion in the American Idol- a TV show for wannabe stars- finals. It's My Party are in the midst of regrouping, but their producer informed me that even if they get the group rehearsing and recording in the next month or two, they still would not be ready for a January performance. I've thought long and hard about having the party without the group- just throwing a DJ night- but I'm not too keen on that idea. I want the New York party to be something really special- I want the DJs, the performance, the crowd, the love! Also, if some Spectropop members will be flying in from London to DJ, I want to give them the best gig possible. So..... I've decided to postpone the party until the springtime. I will post a message to the list once the date is confirmed! Thanks, Sheila p.s. for those unfamiliar with It's My Party- -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 23:19:25 -0000 From: Elisabeth Subject: Re: Caroline Munro - Tar And Cement Ahhhh, I love this song! Funnily enough I was talking to my friend Michael about it last week before SF. I've only got it on an old tape from him as I haven't tracked down my own copy yet, so thank you Martin. Anyhow, yes, lovely Francoise's version is "La maison ou j'ai grandi" and I've got it on the 1966 LP "Francoise" (Disques Vogue VRL 3028) although it wouldn't surprise me if it popped up on some of her other releases too. I found the Verdelle Smith single a few months ago and had high hopes, but her version didn't do much for me. A bit too prim maybe? Elisabeth x -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 23:06:37 -0000 From: Mark Wirtz aka, Michael Sinclair Subject: Re: Caroline Munro - Tar And Cement Martin Roberts wrote: > Ah Ha, knew it. Mark Wirtz is obviously saving this up for > Vol.2 of "the Anthology'" :-) ***To my knowledge, Mark Frumento has no plans for an Anthology sequel. Just as well. Frankly, after RPM's four, prior "virtual" anthology issues, followed by MF's Ph&P, Popworks and finally the Anthology editions, even if scratching the bottom of the barrel, there simply is not enough material left to compile such a package. Mark F, however, is considering (!) a possible Popworks II CDR. If he goes through with the plan, it would have a few more gems and surprises on it. To be very honest, of all the different comps that have come out on my stuff in the last few years, the only ones I personally really liked all the way (not just in parts), were RPM's two "The Hollywood Years" volumes. (Pop Works was pretty cool in a quirky way, and Mark F did a marvellous job, but let's not forget that, for most part, those tracks were either demos, or "rent money moonlights" that were never supposed to be officially released.) For that reason I am thinking about issuing a "My Personal Favorites" collection that would include my favorites from the past (including things like "I didn't Love Him Anyway," "Good Guys In The White Hat," "And She Cried," "Mellow Man," "Peeping Tom," etc.) as well as excerpts from TEMPO (1996) and brand new material from my so far unreleased first official album in more than 25 years: "Dreamer2Dreamer" (1998). > Thanks for supplying the information on the recording, Mark > but hope you know you've just knocked a few quid of the value > of my record!!! ** If you have an actual Caroline Munro 45 single in your posession, than you certainly have a rare collector's item and my comments wouldn't lessen its value. I myself only had an acetate of it. Cheers :) Mark w -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 21:19:08 -0000 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Dixie Cups David Young asked about the Laserlight Dixie Cups collection - well I can't help with that one, but can draw attention to a new one just out on Varese Sarabande (302 066 375 2). 18 tracks of Red Bird stuff it includes the rarish "Wrong Direction" and adds some nice alternate versions : - "Iko Iko" without the 'answer' lines, a fairly different (earlier I'd suspect) "People Say", and the mono single version of "Gee The Moon...". Nice notes from Bill Dahl too. One to look out for if you want a Cups collection. Kingsley PS Nice to see Chatahoochee get a mention - "Late Show" by The Patterns was one of the first US pressings I ever got my hands on! A while ago.... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 19:49:53 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Bands doing Levi's radio ads James Botticelli wrote: >...soul artists who took slogans associated with commercials > and made them into love themes. Two examples spring immediately > to mind: The Duncan Brothers (Capitol) "Things Go Better With > Love", and J.R. Bailey (Calla) "Love Won't Wear Off (as the > day wears on)" ...More? The Intrepids - After You've Had Your Fling (Get Down To The Real Thing) (Columbia) Curtis Brothers - Um Um Good (Capitol) Superlatives - It's The Real Thing (Three G's) Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 14:11:17 -0500 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Chattahoochee Records Jason: > Does anyone know which company owns the old > Chattahoochee label? Jason, I think its still Chattahoochee Records. I think they put out reissue CDs from time to time with the Murmaids and a couple of other acts. Your Friend, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 00:57:29 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: Dixie Cups Does anyone else have a copy of the Dixie Cups' Marginal compilation? It has 26 songs, including stuff from their ABC sessions. My copy says "limited edition" and I've never seen another copy, so I'm wondering how many the company put out. Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 01:21:45 -0000 From: Robert Subject: Lesley Gore's "Run Bobby Run" Does anyone know the lyrics to this song? Thanks in advance, and MANY thanks to all who wrote in answer to my question about the intro to "Then He Kissed Me". Robert -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 22:03:11 -0500 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Opposite Ends of the Pole Doggie Heaven sounds perfect for Chicago's Jim Nayder (The Annoying Music Show, 03 minutes Saturdays at 12 noon on WBEZ-FM). Other bad gems he has spun include something called "Mommy Why Doesn't Daddy Come Home", an all-jock high school production of GUYS AND DOLLS in which none of the jock stars are able to sing, and one of my favorites - William Shatner's utterly mad rip-off of Mr.Tambourine Man! So tasteless it's bad: Ring Rang Roo, The Unbelievables, 1968 So bad they're good: The Mechanical Man, Bent Bolt with The Nuts, 1967 (produced by the one and only Teddy Randazzo) Walk Softly, Joanne Touchstone, 1964, Sound Stage 7 (and wouldn't I love to find out more about her and go to Nashville to see if Monument has any stuff available for "us obsessionists"!!!) So great it makes me cry: YELLOW RIVER (Christie, Epic, 1970 aka The Tremeloes)!!!!! One of the greatest pop records ever, just MHO :-) Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 19:06:53 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Midnight Mary / 3000 Miles Harry....I enjoyed your Joey Powers / "Midnight Mary" site . Thank you for the honor and the big welcome to Spectropop. As far as the titles you asked about far as I know they were never recorded. Mikey......Very good observations!! I wrote "3000" Miles about a poor NY boy who marries an upscale California girl....He can just give her love...but is that good enough? I played it for Ed Silvers, my freind, former producer,now my boss at Scepter records publishing....... he played it to Snuff Garrett who promised to cut it with Gary Lewis but wound up cutting it with Brian Hyland. It was my first time working with Snuff,Brian and Leon Russell....I remember playing acoustic guitar. Regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 23:48:39 -0500 From: Dave Swanson Subject: Re: Mickey Dolenz is God Amen! Mickey Dolenz is indeed one of thee most underrated singers of all time! He had power, grace, style and a rock and roll edge to it all. Those who write off him or his singing just try and hit some of the notes he hits and do such with such ease. Mickey, quite simply, ROCKS! Now and forever!! DS -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 23:19:39 -0500 From: Doc Rock Subject: Re: Donna Lynn I'm a big fan of Donna Lynn but I find it very hard to find her recordings. I enjoyed "That's Me, I'm the Brother" on musica and I was wondering if it would be possible to play the a-side "Ronnie" as well. I'd really love to hear it. I have her LP and a 45 or 2. Doc -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 00:12:13 -0500 From: Dave Swanson Subject: Re: Liking Bad Music The Shaggs, one of the greatest creations in the history of popular music, were no joke, and they were not men in wigs! Listen to that is startling and amazing. The songs! The arrangements! The tuning or lack thereof! It's all genius! The aching beauty of "Who Are Parents" or the classic "My Pal Foot Foot" not to mention "That Little Sportscar" which has one of the most mind melting guitar breaks ever.There are times when the drummer seems to be in a totally diferent part of the studio, I mean universe, than the rest of the band. God bless 'em. They even did a "reunion show" a year or two ago. I remember a friend who, upon hearing them years ago said, "but they're bad...they can't even play". Um, yeah...the point being? Long live rock! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 02:15:41 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Teddys and Todds / local hits / more Another week, another week of catching up.... Mick Patrick, thank you for the Teddy Bears' update. Art & Dotty Todd doing "Don't You Worry My Little Pet" makes sense - I always loved their harmonies, but most of the follow-up records were cluttered with too many cute gimmicks, instead of just letting the harmonies roll. I have a few of their 45s - gotta see if that's one (although I'd probably have rediscovered it by now.) I never realized they recorded "Wonderful Loveable You" on Dart; that's always been a favorite TBears song. I have "Joie de Vivre" (another "Chanson") coupled with the beautiful "Wait for Me" (Dart T-404) and the cute "Say You"/"Chop Chop" (B-side is a ho-hummer) (Dart T-4005). The Dart catalog number you cite doesn't fall into the sequence of these two. Do you know where it was chronologically? (I think "Straight As An Arrow," Era 1088,came after, but I could be mistaken). Also, were the Dart 45's after Era or during? The Era work had heavy Wayne Shanklin involvement, but he's not on the Dart label credits. Are there any CDs available of their Era/Dart work? My 45s are a bit scratchy.... Would love to hear the 'Tony & Joe' Spector song. Play to musica, please? (Maybe I'll have better luck than usual!) Leonardo wrote: > It seems that local charts held a lot more power in the 60s as > oppossed to today. Society was a bit more localized than today. A few I know of (and I'm relying on memory here): Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" (I think) was Top 5 in Providence, RI months before any other market; the Box Tops' "The Letter" was #1 in Hartford, CT a couple of months before the rest of the country "got it"; Otis & The All Night Workers' "Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket" (with the involvement of a young Lou Reed) was a hit only in upstate New York, where it made it to #1 in Syracuse; and upstate New Yorkers also thought Wilmer & the Dukes' "Livin' In The USA" was the hit version, not the Steve Miller Band's. Mike Edwards: > Alan Betrock's Book, "Girl Groups –The Story Of A Sound" > ...lists 131 of the best girl-group records [including] > Toni Jones – Here Comes My Baby (Smash, 1963)" One of Spector's loudest - and best! Speaking of local hits, this was one in Providence, RI. Great party track - glad it's at musica. Love Rachel Sweet's "Silver Bells" at musica - very Ronettish - but only 1:19 came through! Is that all that's played? Or is my computer acting up again? Martin, I didn't mean to hurt your feelings! :-) Those two Jack Nitzsche demos are still in heavy rotation here. "Carly" was pleasant, but "Reno" honestly didn't move me. But as I said, they alone are worth the price of admission to me. And the Van Dyke Parks comparison was meant as a compliment! Interesting discussion of the intro to "Then He Kissed Me." I always thought it to be an assortment of guitars. The same riff, incidentally, was stolen for the Four Coins' "Boys Cry" on Joy, 1964. 1:40 of pure Mersey sound from what had been more famous as a US middle-of-the-road close harmony group (assuming they're the same aggregation ( lists Epic, Jubilee and Joy releases by a group of this name together). If it hasn't been noted yet, RIP Billy Guy of the Coasters (age 66) and Billy Mitchell of the Clovers ("Devil or Angel", "Love Potion #9"), age 71. Finally, Steve Harvey asked, "[H]ow did you get into voiceovers?" The short answer is that I burned out on starving for a living after 29 years in radio, but couldn't keep quiet! (More off-list.) PS I own Hale & The Hushabyes, too, mega-Spectorian! More soon, Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 23:37:54 -0800 (PST) From: Neb Rodgers Subject: Fwd: Funk Bros. photo story Here's a post I found about the Funk Brothers and their 'Standing in the Shadows of Motown' documentary. -Neb > The Detroit News website ( )has a > nice photostory of The Funk Brothers reunion. It's in the > Photo Galleries section of the homepage. However, you need > Javascript enabled to view it. > > will take you directly there. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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