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Spectropop - Digest Number 700



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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
                  http://www.spectropop.com/Jamie.htm
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There are 14 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Party, Party, PARTY!
           From: Spectropop 
      2. Re: Toni Wine & Helen Miller
           From: Mick Patrick 
      3. [Return of the]  Saturday Morning Playlist
           From: Simon White 
      4. Re: Al Nevins / P-Nut Gallery
           From: Ron Sauer 
      5. Re:  P-Nut Gallery/Flying Giraffe
           From: Patrick Rands 
      6. Re: The Dickens
           From: Tymespan 
      7. Re: the Parade
           From: James Botticelli 
      8. Re: Artie Wayne's Christmas Tree
           From: Artie Wayne 
      9. Re: P-Nut Gallery
           From: Andrew Jones 
     10. Re: the Ramones
           From: Mick Patrick 
     11. Re: P-Nut Gallery / Flying Giraffe / the Dickens / Artie Wayne's Christmas Tree
           From: Phil Milstein 
     12. Strawberry Jam / Jamme
           From: Mike Dugo 
     13. Re: Artie Wayne at Scepter
           From: Mikey 
     14. Re: the Pearls & Bell Records
           From: Keith Moore 


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Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 10:20:35 -0000
   From: Spectropop 
Subject: Party, Party, PARTY!

Dear Members,

A reminder:

The Spectropop Team had such a good time at our last party 
that we have decided to dip our hands into our pockets and 
kick off the New Year in style with another bash. Hey, that's 
just the kind of people we are! 

The event will take place in West London on Saturday January 
4th. All members and their partners are invited to attend. 
Entrance will be free of charge. All you need to do to get 
your name on the official guest list and receive more detailed 
information is reply to: party@spectropop.com So do it now!

Click here to see pictures of the last party:
http://www.spectropop.com/party/

And follow the links below to read the most recent features 
at Spectropop:

"Butterfly: Ripples, Volume 8" by Mark Frumento:
http://www.spectropop.com/recommends/index.htm#Ripples8

The Ramones & Phil Spector by Martin Roberts:
http://www.spectropop.com/recommends/index.htm#ramones

Kenni Woods/Kendra Spotswood/Sandi Sheldon by Mick Patrick:
http://www.spectropop.com/SandiSheldon/index.htm

Nick DeCaro: Big In Japan by Bill Reed:
http://www.spectropop.com/NickDeCaro/index.htm

Baby Jane & the Rockabyes by John Clemente:
http://www.spectropop.com/BabyJane/index.htm

Jack Nitzsche At Spectropop, updated hourly :-) by Martin 
Roberts:
http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm

Enjoy,

The Spectropop Team



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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 10:16:45 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Toni Wine & Helen Miller From Toni via Allan: > Not much to add here. This (Gene Pitney's "It Hurts To Be In > Love") is certainly one of Toni's most recognized background > contributions and one of her favorites. As she recalls, she > went into the studio to do it with Helen Miller. She's almost > positive that Howie Greenfield wasn't there. Gene came by and > hung out... It seems to me that Helen Miller is one of the most woefully under-appreciated figures of the 1960s Brill Building scene. In addition to being a hit songwriter, she was also a rather good producer. I consider myself a bit of a buff on the subject but, for example, I don't recall ever even having seen a picture of her. Here's an old message of mine from April: > Well done to EMI Music's Alan Warner for chipping in with some > well-deserved praise for songwriter HELEN MILLER. I've often > wondered why she has never gotten her just attention. Back in > November I attended a cinema screening of the documentary Hit > Makers: The Teens Who Stole Pop Music. The director Morgan > Neville held a question & answer session after the film. > Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking, I was not one of those > waving their arms in the air to grill the man. But I was > itching to ask him, amongst other things, if he had come across > Helen Miller during his research. Her name wasn't even > mentioned in the film. I was also keen to learn if any > songwriters had been left out of the film because they were not > Jewish. Political correctness prevented me from asking that > question. (But not from mentioning it here!) Off the top of my > head, here's a short list of songs I love, each and every one a > Helen Miller composition: > It Hurts To Be In Love - Gene Pitney > All Of My Life - Lesley Gore > The Doo Lang - Andrea Carroll > Foolish Little Girl - The Shirelles > Get Rid Of Him - Dionne Warwick > They're Dancing Now - Patty Michaels > A Girl In Love Forgives - Bernadette Castro > His Lips Get In The Way - The Shirelles > Make Me Your Baby - Barbara Lewis Allan, as a former colleague of hers, can Toni share her memories of Helen Miller with us please. Did Helen, perhaps, have foes in the business? Or was she just a retiring personality? Maybe she just retired? Thanks. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 11:05:50 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: [Return of the] Saturday Morning Playlist After some enquiries.....it's the [Return of the] Saturday Morning Playlist: GLAD ALL OVER - LEON YOUNG STRINGS OVER AND OVER - BOBBY DAY HOUSE OF BAMBOO - EARL GRANT BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE - SAMMY DAVIS JNR AND CARMEN MCRAE I'M GONNA BE WARM THIS WINTER - CONNIE FRANCIS I SAW WHAT YOU DID - THE TELLTALES WHAT LOVE CAN DO - ELAINE DELMAR MAMA, HE TREATS YOUR DAUGHTER MEAN - BIG MAYBELLE LIVE IT UP - DUSTY SPRINGFIELD SALLY GO ROUND THE ROSES - LUKE HOFFMAN AND HIS GROUP TEA FOR TWO CHA CHA - DON SWAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA HEART - TERRI THORNTON BESITO PA TI - MONGO SANTAMARIA INTRODUCING LA LUPE COMIN HOME BABY - SERGIO MENDES SUPERMAN - JOYCE DAVIS SPIDERMAN - FREDDIE McCOY TWISTIN TIME - THE HI-LITES TIME WON'T LET ME - SANDY NELSON THERE COMES A TIME - EARTHA KITT THERE WAS A TIME - THE DEE FELICE TRIO Every one a winner!! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 12:17:08 -0000 From: Ron Sauer Subject: Re: Al Nevins / P-Nut Gallery Bob Rashkow: > ...actually I'd like to pose a question about Al Nevins, the > "other 1/2" of Aldon. We know Kirshner went on to become a > living legend with The Archies and TV's "Rock Concert"; what > I'm wondering is did Nevins too go on as a producer? (& what > labels/artists if any were he involved with)? I'm not sure what Al Nevins did after Aldon, but before Aldon he was a member of "The Three Suns", a popular instrumental trio in the forties and fifties. Ron -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 15:42:19 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: P-Nut Gallery/Flying Giraffe Bob Rashkow wrote: > ...a studio group calling themselves the P-Nut Gallery had a mild > hit in summer '71 called Do You Know What Time It Is? to coincide > with a renewed interest in the Howdy Doody shows (I think if I'm > not mistaken that an attempt to revive it was in the works but > didn't get very far) and the clincher is...they were on BUDDAH!!! > Same producer? Can't recall if Kasenetz-Katz or Levine-Resnick had > anything to do with this one. On one of the Bubblegum MF compilations which came out recently there is also a Howdy Doody song and it's called Bring Back Howdy Doody by the Flying Giraffe - a Super K production on Bell from 1969. It's a lot of fun! :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 12:44:20 EST From: Tymespan Subject: Re: The Dickens Phil Milstein wrote: > ...I'm researching an article on a record from c.'72, by The Dickens, > which was pressed in promo copies but withdrawn at the last moment. > I haven't found anyone from the company who could remember it to > comment on, but I sure would like to. Is this the same Left Bank soundalike group that recorded on Format? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 13:11:56 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: the Parade Paulus247 wrote: > How can I get a copy of The Parade CD? I've looked on the net but can't > find it anywhere. I've got a couple of tracks on comps, 'Sunshine Girl' > & the fantastic 'I can see love'. I'd love to hear more - anyone help? http://www.othermusic.com They carry many Japanese imports -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 11:25:06 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Artie Wayne's Christmas Tree Eric.....Thanks for all the nice things you said........Once upon a time I was Gen. Mgr. of Warner Brothers Music and in the summer of '72 I was sitting in my office with George S. Clinton [composer for "Austin Powers" 1, 02 and 3]. We were throwing flakes of Ivory Snow in the air trying to get in the mood to write a Christmas song for Michael Jackson. Jerry Marselleno and Mel Larson, two Motown producers, loved the final product and cut the classic "Little Christmas Tree". It was supposed to be the follow up to "Ben"....but they held it back so it wouldn't interfere with an academy award campaign. That's when I waged a campaign of my own and got Motown to release our song along with previously recorded christmas songs..... the Motown Christmas Album. regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 15:11:29 -0500 (EST) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Re: P-Nut Gallery The "Howdy Doody" show was indeed revived for one season in the early 1970s, around the same time as the Peant Gallery single came out. It wasn't too sucessful, but every now and then a local station or out-of-the-way cable channel runs the "new" show. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 20:33:10 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: the Ramones Previously at Spectropop: > One, two, three, four... The Ramones' Phil Spector-produced > "End Of The Century" album is back in the shops in digital > format. Martin Roberts brushes his hair over his eyes, dons > his black leather jacket and torn jeans to get in the mood. > Click below to read his review: > http://www.spectropop.com/recommends/index.htm#ramones An observation: Rhino's new revamped "End Of The Century" CD contains two versions of "Rock & Roll Highschool"; the original demo plus the Spector-produced recording. A question: Is the other version of the song, the pre-"End Of The Century" one Spector was called in to remix for the movie soundtrack, out on CD? Gabba, gabba, hey! MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 15:20:09 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: P-Nut Gallery / Flying Giraffe / the Dickens / Artie Wayne's Christmas Tree Artie Wayne wrote: > ... time I was Gen. Mgr. of Warner Brothers Music and in the summer > of '72 I was sitting in my office with George S. Clinton [composer > for "Austin Powers" 1, 02 and 3]. This one a different George Clinton than the Parliafunkadeliment dude? Previously: > ...I'm researching an article on a record from c.'72, by The Dickens, > which was pressed in promo copies but withdrawn at the last moment. Tymespan wrote: > Is this the same Left Bank soundalike group that recorded on Format? No, The Dickens were an NRBQ offshoot, whose one and only record was the unreleased (and promos-only) Scepter pressing. Was the Left Banke soundalike also named The Dickens? The former group, by the way, took their name not from the Victorian novelist, nor from the obscure euphemism for the devil, but from a strange duck-chicken hybrid they ran into once on a farm. And that's about the least strange part of their story! Bob Rashkow wrote: > ...a studio group calling themselves the P-Nut Gallery had a mild > hit in summer '71 called Do You Know What Time It Is? to coincide > with a renewed interest in the Howdy Doody shows (I think if I'm > not mistaken that an attempt to revive it was in the works but > didn't get very far) and the clincher is...they were on BUDDAH!!! Patrick Rands wrote: > On one of the Bubblegum MF compilations which came out recently > there is also a Howdy Doody song and it's called Bring Back Howdy > Doody by the Flying Giraffe - a Super K production on Bell from > 1969. It's a lot of fun! It's possible, judging only from the above comments and with sounds unheard, that the two releases might be comprised of one and the same recording, which in turn might be the same as the B-side Pow-Wow when reversed (or, as I've taken to calling it, Wow-Wop). --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 14:51:15 -0600 From: Mike Dugo Subject: Strawberry Jam / Jamme Is anybody on this list familiar with a late '60's band named Strawberry Jam, or Jamme? Drummer Terry Rae, who played with many groups, including the Palace Guard, Blue Cheer, Sweet Wine, Strawberry Alarmclock and, later, the Hollywood Stars, sent me a cassette of an album that the band recorded, and it's very "Beatles meet California sunshinepop". Putting it simply - it's excellent. John Phillips was involved, and I find it hard to beleive this LP is so obscure. Has anybody heard it? Comments? Mike Dugo http://www.60sgaragebands.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 16:41:26 -0500 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Artie Wayne at Scepter For Artie Wayne: Artie, my friend Tom Moulton worked at Scepter. Were you there when he was there? Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 21:43:40 -0000 From: Keith Moore Subject: Re: the Pearls & Bell Records First of all, I agree with Eric - the Pearls version of "Third Finger..." is much better than the Vandellas... The only other Pearls track I know is Guilty - another fine song. Am I correct in thinking that all their records were released on Bell? And didn't Bell's other groups include Reparata & the Delrons, the late 60s Shirelles, Nino & April and maybe some Ellie Greenwich product....isn't it time for someone to sort out a compilation - over to you Mick & Malcolm......... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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