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Spectropop - Digest Number 705

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Ecology songs
           From: Artie Wayne 
      2. Re: Ecology songs
           From: r13dodo 
      3. Re: A Spoonful of covers.
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
      4. Re: Kama Sutra, The Boys & Robert Dobyne
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      5. Re: Kama Sutra / Buddah
           From: Martin Roberts 
      6. Re: Kingsmen / Nightriders
           From: Rat Pfink 
      7. Re: Ecology songs
           From: Doug 
      8. Re: British wannabees
           From: James Botticelli 
      9. Re: Ecology songs
           From: Guy Lawrence 
     10. Re: Ecology songs
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
     11. Re: Dottie West
           From: Shawn Baldwin 
     12. Re: Moon / David Marks
           From: Doug 
     13. Righteous wannabees
           From: Steve Harvey 


Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 07:50:37 -0800 (PST)
   From: Artie Wayne 
Subject: Re: Ecology songs

.....and let's not forget one of the earliest "Ecology Hits", 
"Tall Oak Tree" by Dorsey Burnette.

regards, Artie Wayne

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Message: 2 Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 16:53:43 -0000 From: r13dodo Subject: Re: Ecology songs Thanks for the ideas. Here are the ones I found so far: Beach Boys—Don't Go Near The Water Ed Ames or Wally Whyton—Leave Them A Flower Poppy Family—several songs The Archies—Mr. Factory (the best by far!) Friend and Lover—Ode to a Dandelion Plastic World-Tommy Roe Earth Island LP Bob Ray—Smog Song chambers bros. pollution New Generation LA County COPE-Sacramento Playhouse Bob Darin-How to kill a planet (or something like that) The California Poppy Pickers—Clean Up Your Own Backyard (Not really about the earth but a good title!) Willie and The Rubber Band-Nature's way of saying thank you Anybody heard these discs? Are they ecological? Plant Life 45 Plant and See 45 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 10:56:31 -0800 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: A Spoonful of covers. > Looking to build a CD of Lovin' Spoonful covers. Got about ten so far, Hey Steve, here's a couple: Jug Band Music (Sebastian)/Bald Headed Lena (Snead-Perryman) - Louis Prima, Kama Sutra KA213: 1966, Produced and Arranged by Artie Ripp And Phil Steinberg A Kama Sutra Prod.) - both sides are pretty true to the Spoonful versions, but it's still odd to see Louis Prima as a Kama Sutra artist! :-) And yeah, I know "Bald Headed Lena" was originally done four years earlier by Dr. Feelgood & the Interns (does anyone know of an earlier version?). On The Road Again (Sebastian) - P-nut Butter, Mascot M-113: 1966, Vocal: Phil Motta) - P-Nut Butter is a Phoenix band that has completely eluded compilers so far (except me, I'll soon have all but two of their songs - including a 1967 cover of "Conquistador" and a 1968 cover of The Cyrkle's "Please Don't Ever Leave Me" - comped in the LOST JUKEBOX series). This is the A-side of their first 45. They had a total of six singles (one of which - "What Am I Doin' Here With You"/"Still In Love With ou Baby" (yes, the Beau Brummels song) - was picked up by Tower for national distribution). The one I'm missing is Mascot 117: "Golden One"/"The Girl From Chelsey" (hint, hint:-). And if you're not limiting it to actual Spoonful covers: Rooty Toot (J. Sebastian) - Pooh & The Heffalumphs, Laurie LR 3281: 1964, Produced by Erik Jacobsen) This is the B-side of the great East Coast hot rod studio production "Lady Godiva" (no, not the P&G song). This is very much in the Spoonful jugband music tradition, and John Sebastian sings lead. And for good measure, maybe the best song ABOUT John Sebastian: Mr. Sebastian (A. Kasha-J. Hirschhorn) - The Distant Cousins, Date 2-1560: 1966, Produced by Al Kasha for Bob Crewe Productions, Arranged by Bob Halley. A great song about a guy calling Sebastian on the phone asking him to write a a song for his girlfriend for him (celebrity voice impersonated!). This is one of the later post-Dynovoice Distant Cousins singles, but it's still under the auspices of Bob Crewe Productions. Leonardo, do you know this one? Hope this helps! Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 20:04:43 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Kama Sutra, The Boys & Robert Dobyne Leonardo Flores wrote: > I'm currently trying to locate any Yellow Label Kama Sutra artists, > producers, songwriters etc. I already located Robert Dobyne and > currently interviewing the surviving members of the Goodtimes. I've seen two title variations on the Dobyne record: "Can't Get Along Without You" and "I Can't Get Along Without You". Maxine Brown recorded it a few years later. (The flip, "To Make You Mine", was covered by the Spindles). > Thanks for bringing up the Boys Picture Sleeve as now it's another > I have to add to the list! Where did you read that they had a pic > Sleeve on Kama Sutra? I have the sleeve in front of me right now -- a true classic -- and very much in the style of "Capitol" sleeves of the day. After I get it scanned, I'll add it to the files section. Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 20:12:42 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Kama Sutra / Buddah After digging around my 45s for any other Kama Sutras of interest - none turned up I'm afraid - I pulled 'Mynd Excursions - A Journey Through The Vaults Of Buddah/Kama Sutra' CD on Sequel. Very good compilation it is too. Released in 1993, 30 tracks covering most of the acts on Kama Sutra. Although for me Anders and Poncia never lived up to their earlier promise (same for the Critters & Don Ciccone), there is enough tracks of musical interest to warrant a purchase if you can still buy it. For instance, anyone know where else you can get the Chiffons "So Much In Love" on CD? This brings me to a strange case of deja-vu. The last cut on the CD is the only 'unreleased' track, Puss n' Boots "I Want Your Love". This track is one of the best Shangs cops. This is the self same recording released as a 45 on Columbia by The Pussycats. Puss n' Boots credits H. Fowless as writer, whereas the Pussycats (correctly, I think) lists Tony Michaels, who also produced, arranged by Artie Butler, the record is of course a Kama-Sutra Production. To be completely honest, the CD is muddier and loses some of the dynamism of the 45, but I'd put this down to an inferior tape source/pressing. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 16:18:49 -0500 From: Rat Pfink Subject: Re: Kingsmen / Nightriders Previously: > ...(the Kingsmen's) "It's Only The Dog" was also recorded in England > by the Nightriders...the details being: "It's Only The Dog/Your > Friend" Polydor Bm56116 November '66. This version is also excellent > and has been reissued on at least one compilation (no details to > hand I'm afraid). The Nightriders version appears to have been comped on two different volumes of the "Electric Sugarcube Flashbacks" series put out by AIP. For track listings of garage/psych compilations check out my site here: RP -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 23:19:49 -0000 From: Doug Subject: Re: Ecology songs Nick Archer wrote: > Hi, I'm compiling a list of pop songs about ecology or pollution > from the 60s/70s. Anyone have suggestions? Here's a few: The Beach Boys - Don't Go Near The Water Quicksilver Messenger Service - Fresh Air Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) Doug -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 17:34:49 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: British wannabees Justin McDevitt recommended: > The Knickerbockers with their late-1965 radio hit "Lies", to many > ears were compared to the Beatles in their sound and vocal style. > A great track, along with their followup, "One Track Mind". Add to that The Gants, "I Wonder" and a whole LP around it recently released by Sundazed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 21:45:13 -0000 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Re: Ecology songs How about the Cufflinks "Mr.Big" (Vance-Pockriss) from their second album. A rare piece of Green bubblegum! Regards, Guy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 13:31:07 -0800 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: Ecology songs Ecology songs: > ...LA County COPE - "Sacramento Playhouse"... Someone else knows this record?! Pretty strange with lots of sound effects (culminating in an explosion near the fade). The is on SPIRITUAL OBSCURITIES VOL. 5 which I mastered for series compiler (and Spectropop member) Steve Stanley. Great record! > ...Plant Life 45... If you mean "Flower Girl"/"Say It Over Again" by Plant Life on Date 2-1572 (1967), then no, neither side is ecologically oriented. The A-side is a great catchy late 60's pop/rock song which nicks the riff from "Friday On My Mind" to good effect. I've seen this listed in Ron Dante discographies as him singing the lead, and although it does sound quite a bit like him, this was a real band from Orlando, FL (though the record must have been made in New York as it was produced by Al Kasha). I'm guessing that Jeff L. will jump in here with more info. :-) Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 16:34:59 -0600 From: Shawn Baldwin Subject: Re: Dottie West I loved me some Dottie West! Shawn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 23:13:17 -0000 From: Doug Subject: Re: Moon / David Marks Eddy Smit wrote: > Yes indeed. Although actually David Marks first joined Matthew > Moore Plus Four (one 45 on White Whale). They then dropped the Plus > Four (one 45 on Capitol)and then evolved into The Moon. Two albums > and three 45's, all on Imperial, is their legacy. As far as I know, > after that he only appeared on albums by Denny Brooks and Buzz > Clifford. Anybody know if he did anything after that? Actually the MM4 had another single on GNP and a second on Capitol: I've Been Lonely Before/I Know You Girl (GNP Crescendo 343) Codyne (She's Real)/You've Never Loved Before (White Whale 223) Face In The Crowd/St. James Infirmary (Capitol 5668) White Silk Glove/Come On (Capitol 5720) The Capitol 45's are shown by Matthew Moore only. He also had a album in the 80's (?) on Capitol, I believe. I'm really looking forward to getting the Moon CD. Their first LP is just great! Doug -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 15:35:45 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Righteous wannabees Beatles wannabees: > ...The Knickerbockers with their late-1965 radio hit "Lies", to > many ears were compared to the Beatles in their sound and vocal > style. A great track, along with their followup, "One Track Mind". However, listen to their tune "Wishful Thinking" and it sounds like Bill and Bobby, the Righteous Brothers. No wonder when Medley split Bobby took the singer from the Knickerbockers to replace him. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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