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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Ecology songs
           From: Eddy Smit 
      2. Re: Sound Waves And Traction - Davie Allan
           From: Richard Havers 
      3. Re: Morton Downey Jr. and Surf Music
           From: Ron 
      4. Downey wrote Wipeout? I don't think so!
           From: Monophonius 
      5. Re: It's Only Love
           From: Jeff Lemlich " 
      6. CaliSunPop
           From: Phil Milstein 
      7. Quote the Beatles
           From: Patrick Rands 
      8. Re: Spoonful covers
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      9. Re: Quote the Beatles
           From: Ron 
     10. Re: Quote the Beatles
           From: Erik R. Bluhm 
     11. Re: Ecology songs / Knickerbockers
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
     12. Christmas song.....help needed
           From: Sean Anglum 
     13. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update.
           From: Martin Roberts 


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Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 12:33:27 +0100
   From: Eddy Smit 
Subject: Re: Ecology songs

> Ecology songs: Don't forget "Dirty Water". I remember hearing this song 
> in the 70s in my hometown of San Jose California. I don't know who the 
> artist was, but they had dubbed in "San Jose you're my home" on the track.

That's by The Standells

Eddy



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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 11:37:28 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Sound Waves And Traction - Davie Allan The mention of Davie Allan in Martin's email reminded me that when I was in LA recently I was at a studio belonging to a friend of mine and I met Davie and his current band. They were mixing their new recording of the Electric Prunes' 'I had too much to dream last night'. It was very good indeed. Some great guitar from Davie and a great sound. Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 14:31:32 -0000 From: Ron Subject: Re: Morton Downey Jr. and Surf Music I checked out the web site but cound find no proof of Morton Downey writing these songs. Here is a part of a press release by Bob Berryhill of the Surfaris on the Surfaris website. http://thesurfaris.com/News.html THE SURFARIS' 60'S SURF HIT, WIPE OUT WAS NOT WRITTEN BY MORTON DOWNEY JR. Los Angeles, CA, March 18, 2001 Due to a false lead, last week several broadcasts and articles nationwide mistakenly proclaimed that the recently deceased Morton Downey Jr. was the songwriter of the 60's surf hit, Wipe Out. Proper credit is due to the Surfaris' founding members, Bob Berryhill, Ron Wilson, Jim Fuller and Pat Connolly. In late 1962, Wipe Out was written and recorded at Pal Studios in Cucamonga, California. Quoting Bob Berryhill, my family even footed the bill for the recording session, which included Surfer Joe and several other tunes. We also got one hundred 45 records as part of the package deal. Though many have tried to claim writing/recording/ producing credits for Wipe Out over the past 37 years, a number of court cases and copyright arbitrations have proven the Surfaris' Berryhill, Wilson, Fuller and Connolly to be the authentic composers. Ron -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 14:29:47 -0000 From: Monophonius Subject: Downey wrote Wipeout? I don't think so! I checked the BMI database for "Wipeout" and "Pipeline" and there is no credit given Morton Downey Jr. as writer. He could have used a pseudonym, but the writers listed in both cases were members of their respective groups and are alive today and still working. The following is from the Surfaris website: THE SURFARIS' 60'S SURF HIT, WIPE OUT WAS NOT WRITTEN BY MORTON DOWNEY JR. Los Angeles, CA, March 18, 2001 Due to a false lead, last week several broadcasts and articles nationwide mistakenly proclaimed that the recently deceased Morton Downey Jr. was the songwriter of the 60's surf hit, Wipe Out. Proper credit is due to the Surfaris' founding members, Bob Berryhill, Ron Wilson, Jim Fuller and Pat Connolly. In late 1962, Wipe Out was written and recorded at Pal Studios in Cucamonga, California. Quoting Bob Berryhill, my family even footed the bill for the recording session, which included Surfer Joe and several other tunes. We also got one hundred 45 records as part of the package deal. Though many have tried to claim writing/ recording/producing credits for Wipe Out over the past 37 years, a number of court cases and copyright arbitrations have proven the Surfaris' Berryhill, Wilson, Fuller and Connolly to be the authentic composers. The songs were released on Dot Records in 1963. The Surfaris began their music careers by writing and recording one of the most popular songs to climb the charts during the 60's--Wipe Out. Catapulted by the California surf culture, the band transcended the local scene into international stardom. After touring with acts such as Roy Orbison and the Beach Boys, in 1965 the founding members of the Surfaris went their separate ways. Ten years ago, Bob Berryhill, original guitarist for the Surfaris, reformed the band to play his authentic surf rock including Wipe Out and Surfer Joe in a variety of venues from ampitheatres and clubs to church and fund raising events. His focus and message has been toward strengthening the bonds of family. Bob's wife, Gene and their two grown sons, Deven and Joel have joined him in playing the high energy soul surf. More information can be found at http://thesurfaris.com. Sorry, Mort Downey Jr. fans, but his forte was talkshows. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 14:24:48 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich " Subject: Re: It's Only Love Simon White wrote: > This week I finally got a 45 I first heard in 1969 as a very young man > and hadn't heard since - Tony Blackburn "It's Only Love" MGM 1467. Not > a difficult record to find, however one that I never saw anywhere. The > writers are Cordell / Trimachi/ Levy which makes me think there was a > U.S. version although I cant find one listed. The song is registered as > "It's Only Love Trying To Get Through". Anyone? "It's Only Love" was a U.S. hit for Tommy James & The Shondells. Richie Cordell and Sal Trimachi were also behind a few Northern spins, most notably "Heartaches Away My Boy" by Christine Cooper and "Love, It's Getting Better" by the Groove. Jeff Lemlich http://www.limestonerecords.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 09:51:01 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: CaliSunPop I'm not 100% sure what is meant by the phrase "California Sunshine Pop", but if my understanding of it is even close then I am confident that "How Sweet It Is", a 1968 soundtrack title theme now playing at musica, will be a very welcome example of the form. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 15:46:44 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Quote the Beatles I was wondering if anyone would be interested in getting a list together of songs that quote a part of a Beatles song. We've talked in the past about Beatle tribute tunes, about litigation upon the part of Beatle George and his quoting from He's So Fine, about some parties even going into court for sampling or quoting Rolling Stones songs. Now I wonder - I have heard many songs, (*not* Beatle tribute tunes) quoting from a Beatle lyric or even using a riff. The Grooviest Girl in the World - the Fun and Games/Elephant Candy (Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds) Groovy Summertime - The Love Generation (I Wanna Be your Man) Start! - The Jam (Taxman) Psalm 150 - Don Sebesky with Jackie and Roy (She Loves You) I think this could make for a very interesting list. Anyone want to help me out? :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 17:03:00 -0000 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Re: Spoonful covers Having always loved the early Spoonful material ('Magic' has to be in my all time Top ten), I took opportunities to get some decent UK covers onto the first of the Ripples comps: Younger Girl - the Knack (Vol 1) You Didn't Have To Be So Nice - Strangers (Vol 1) There was also another version of 'You Didn't Have To Be So Nice' by the Glass Managerie that we considered for Vol 8, but I didn't feel that had the lightness of touch, and was a bit too plodding for my liking. Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 17:16:03 -0000 From: Ron Subject: Re: Quote the Beatles Patrick Rands: > I was wondering if anyone would be interested in getting a list > together of songs that quote a part of a Beatles song. Two off the top of my head: Johnny Rivers - Summer Rain (Sgt Pepper) Beatles - All You Need is Love (She Loves You) Also Harry Nillson's (sp) "You Can't Do That" mentions about a bizillon Beatle songs. Ron -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 09:32:55 -0800 From: Erik R. Bluhm Subject: Re: Quote the Beatles Patrick Rands wrote: > I was wondering if anyone would be interested in getting a list > together of songs that quote a part of a Beatles song. Shaun Harris (WCPAEB)-Underacheiver from his 73 solo album (I am the walrus?) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 17:44:10 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Re: Ecology songs / Knickerbockers Ecology songs: My (off the top of my head) pick would be the Brady Bunch's "We Can Make the World A Whole Lot Brighter". Neil Hever: > Does anybody know if the Knickerbockers Challenge records material > is in print? The Sundazed gang has done a great job on re-releasing thier catalog - I suggest getting the 2 CD set "Knickerbockerizm" which has all the best material they recorded for Challenge records in nicely remixed stereo: http://www.sundazed.com/artists/index.html -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 10:58:55 -0700 From: Sean Anglum Subject: Christmas song.....help needed Greetings, As always, this group never ceases to amaze me with its knowledge and understanding of the music that we all love. Now I need to ask the help of you all in identifying a song that was recently sent to me on a homemade Christmas compilation CD. There wasn't a credit listed for this tune, and it's haunting me (you all understand, I'm sure!). A few clues....female singer, sounds British, double tracked lines or maybe two girls at times, bass register piano intro, brass and flute highlight sections of song, great "ABBA-ish" arrangement, great overall production. I will quote some lyrics....put on your thinking caps and give me the answer. In advance, thank you all for considering this....and have a wonderful Holiday season. Happy Crimble! Mystery lyrics: See the snowflakes falling around me I watch them fall to the ground Christmas cards completely surround me Hung on the walls all around I see the candle burn and snow fogs my windowpane... all over the world it's the same, Christmastime is here again. Sleighbells ringing carols singing seem to say It's Christmas Day. Have a go, thanks! Sean -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 19:21:03 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update. New at Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.php3 Sorry, but bit of a mix-up means you've only a few days to hear Terry Day, the "Tijuana" jingle and vote for the next Record Of The Week. "Fighting" Mike Edwards has inspired a new feature on the Home page, Battle Of The Nitzsches. Cast your vote for the next Record Of The Week, the choice is between Don Randi and Jack Nitzsche. This week the track playing is one of my favourites, Terry Day/Melcher's "I Waited Too Long". I'm afraid not a pristine vinyl source but hopefully good enough. Phil Chapman is continuing to work his engineering magic on the jingles; the latest, "Tijuana", is playing on the Nitzsche Radio page. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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