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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Quote the Beatles
           From: Mark Frumento 
      2. Impacts
           From: Steve Harvey 
      3. Re: Christmas song.....help needed
           From: Michael Robson 
      4. Re: Quote the Beatles/Ecology Songs
           From: Steve Harvey 
      5. Re: Quote the Beatles
           From: Richard Tearle " 
      6. Re: Righteous wannabees ... Virgil Brothers
           From: Lindsay 
      7. Re: Jackie DeShannon etc
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      8. Re: CaliSunPop
           From: James Botticelli 
      9. Re: Quote the Beatles
           From: Richard Havers 
     10. Re: Sound Waves And Traction - Davie Allan
           From: James Botticelli 
     11. Re: The Knickerbockers and the Righteous Knight Brrothers
           From: James Botticelli 
     12. Re: Klatuu/Bee Gees
           From: Norman 
     13. Re: Ramones/Quote The Beatles
           From: Rat Pfink 
     14. Re: Spoonful covers
           From: Patrick Rands 
     15. The Postman - Spoonful covers
           From: Steve Harvey 
     16. Re: Quote the Beatles
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     17. Toni Wine at the Bubblegum Achievement Awards
           From: Kim Cooper 
     18. Re: Quote the Beatles
           From: Stewart Mason 
     19. Re: the Knickerbockers Glory
           From: Efram Turchick 
     20. Re: Spoonful covers / Mr. Sebastian
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
     21. Re: It's Only Love
           From: Karl 
     22. Pow Wow/Howdy Doody
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
     23. Re: Quote the Beatles/Ecology Songs
           From: Richard Havers 
     24. Andy Timmons Live DVD/VHS
           From: Andy Timmons 
     25. The Liquid Room-12/8/02
           From: David Ponak 


Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 04:37:56 -0000
   From: Mark Frumento 
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.

Probably my favorite is Billy Nicholls' "White Lightning" (Phil 
Chapman may be familiar with this record?) which also quotes "Lucy 
in the Sky With Diamonds."

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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 17:04:43 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Impacts I always thought that the Impacts did the original Wipe Out, Merrill Fankhauser wrote it. There was a surf music compilation being done by various bands. The Surfaris's manager had them recording on it, heard the Impacts' tune and had his guys cover it. The rest is history. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 22:31:07 -0000 From: Michael Robson Subject: Re: Christmas song.....help needed The mystery Christmas song: I haven't checked but pretty sure it's the Flirtations -"Christmas Time Is Here Again", UK B-side of their "northern" hit, "Nothing But A Heartache", on Deram... Michael Clunkie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 16:39:47 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Quote the Beatles/Ecology Songs Sugarloaf's Don't Call Us uses the riff from I feel fine and mentions the Fabs. The Beatles own In My Life originally had a line in it, "Penny Lane is one I'm missing." The Strawbs had a tune which mentioned the various Beatle song titles, Hymn or Anthem or something like that. Thanks John by the Flamin' Groovies did the same thing. The original Dirty Water by the Standells said "Boston, you're home" because it was suppose to be the Boston Strangler singing in first person. Not exactly an ecology song. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 23:08:49 -0000 From: Richard Tearle " Subject: Re: Quote the Beatles How about John Lennon's How do you sleep when he says 'All you did was Yesterday!' And what was that other song when he said '....the walrus was Paul'? or doesn't that count? Cheers Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 21:05:10 -0000 From: Lindsay Subject: Re: Righteous wannabees ... Virgil Brothers James Botticelli > Some say The Righteous Bros were white versions of The Knight > Brothers ("Temptation's Out To Get Me"). When a trio of blond Australians calling themselves the Virgil Brothers appeared in '68 they appeared to be a slightly camp version of the Righteous Brothers. They'd taken quite a bit of trouble with their hair and costumes, so much so that most lads of my acquaintance greeted them with mild hilarity. However (as many Aussie acts of the 60s skilfully did) they covered a choice but little known American song for their first release: the Knight Brothers' "Temptation's Out To Get Me". The Virgils did a fine job, in my opinion, and their version still stands up today, especially when you don't have to actually watch them. Those familiar with the original would notice that the arrangement doesn't slavishly follow the original, and a big chunk of the lyrics has unaccountably gone missing. By the way, one of the Virgils, Rob Lovett, had been a Loved One - not a bad little pedigree in Oz rock - and Peter Doyle went on to be a New Seeker. (I had some trouble playing this to Musica: I'll try again later.) Lindsay -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 15:24:40 -0500 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Jackie DeShannon etc Bill George on Jackie DeShannon: > She had some great demos. Liberty didn't know what they were doing > with her. Amen to that. I bought "You Won't Forget Me" from '62 when I knew virtually nothing about anything Jackie'd recorded before "What The World Needs Now..." Liberty really DIDN'T know what a prize they had; this is a great, great record that should have gone Top 10, as I'm sure all her other Liberty output reflects her great talent as well. Thank you to both Jeffs (Glenn and Lemlich) for offering more info on the unsung Bell artists. Have heard The Birdwatchers single before and needless to say I am searching for the 45. I'll also mention that Bell had James and Bobby Purify in '65 and '66 and "I'm Your Puppet", one of the biggest and best IMHO soul hits of the latter year. Beatles lyrics hiding inside other artists' stuff...Rotary Connection, "Magical World", Cadet Concept Records (from the Aladdin album) Minnie Ripperton mentions "a yellow submarine." The group also pays tribute to "Hello, Goodbye" on the Trip I album in the quickie entitled "Black Noise." Some of us will recall the demented stuff the late Peter Sellers did with tunes such as "Help!" (not sure if that really counts--:-) I have both albums by The Moon and highly recommend the new CD to anyone not yet familiar; as others have noted, the first album in particular, Without Earth, is a must for psychedelia lovers. Colours' "Brother Lou's Love Colony" is given equally good treatment here. That seems to call for saying something political, but no, I won't take the dare....!!! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 14:44:28 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: CaliSunPop Phil Milstein wrote: > I'm not 100% sure what is meant by the phrase "California Sunshine Pop" Think Mama's & Papas and spin off from there...Orchestrated soft pop with sort of joyous sunshiny lyrics...Free Design, Tradewinds, Parade, Love Generation, Cyrkle, Teddy & The Pandas, and many unknowns (always more interesting). And the nice thing? You didn't even hafta be California to make the music! JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 20:16:26 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Quote the Beatles A great, and not often heard, Beatles quoting song is 'I Don't Want To hold Your Hand' from Rupert Holmes album 1975 inspiringly entitled album........ 'Rupert Holmes'. Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 14:46:20 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Sound Waves And Traction - Davie Allan Richard Havers: > 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 do an absolutely murderous version of Henry Mancini's "Experiment In Terror" on the Del-Fi Mancini Tribute compilation of 6 or 7 years' back. JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 14:47:48 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: The Knickerbockers and the Righteous Knight Brrothers Mick Patrick wrote: > if the righteous twosome had been described > as the "caucasian Don & Dewey" - originators of "Justine", "Ko Ko Jo" > and "Big Boy Pete" - I would have had no choice but to totally agree. You're not gonna believe this, but that's what I meant~ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 06:33:48 +1030 From: Norman Subject: Re: Klatuu/Bee Gees Mark Frumento: > I take it you mean "hype" instead of "crap"? Klaatu, if you got past > the hype, are really a good group for 4 of their 5 LPs. Klattu: yes, I did mean "hype". Sorry if it sounded as if I was having a go at the group. Coalman: Like much of Barry Gibb's material in the early days it was written for someone else. Ronnie Burns had a Top 10 hit with the song in 1967. Norman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 14:40:29 -0500 From: Rat Pfink Subject: Re: Ramones/Quote The Beatles >Eddy Smit posited that it may also be on the "Hey Ho Let's Go!" anthology, >but that may be TOO pre-"End of the Century" for Mick. The credits for that >release (which also apply to its inclusion of the soundtrack's other >Spector-remixed song, "I Want You Around") read, "original Ed Stasium mixes >from the 'Rock 'N' Roll High School' original motion picture soundtrack >(previously unissued)." I've been told by a reliable source that the original soundtrack LP version of "Rock 'N' Roll High School" is on the new "Loud, Fast, Ramones: Their Toughest Hits" compilation from Rhino. http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=76101 >Also Harry Nillson's (sp) "You Can't Do That" mentions about a >bizillon Beatle songs. The same goes for Barclay James Harvest's "Titles". RP -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 19:40:08 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Spoonful covers I don't think anyone has mentioned the delightful cover the Lovin' Spoonful's "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" by Astrud Gilberto, performed as a duet with her six-year-old son. Probably could make some folks gag it's soo cute, but I love it lots. It can be found on her Beach Samba album from 1967. For those of you curious about Astrud Gilberto, she has a great website where she has recently posted her first interview in 20 years at http://www.astrudgilberto.com She dispels many a myth about her discovery and continues to be a gem in the rough. Jackie and Roy do a tremendous version of "Didn't Want to Have To Do It" on their 1967 album Changes. Also from 1967, along those lines, Bud Shank did an entire LP of Lovin' Spoonful covers entitled A Spoonful of Jazz. Summer in the City Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind? (You and Me and) Rain on the Roof Amy's Theme Coconut Grove Lovin' You Darling Be Home Soon Six O'Clock Younger Girl Didn't Want to Have To Do it Daydream Do You Believe in Magic? :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 16:56:16 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: The Postman - Spoonful covers Kingsley: > There was also another version of 'You Didn't Have > To Be So Nice' by the > Glass Managerie In Kevin Costner's flick The Postman (with Tom Petty in a cameo) there is a scene where the good citizens celebrate by playing an instrumental version of "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" around the camp fire. Don't forget the Byrds singing a verse of "Do you Believe In Magic?" on Hullabaloo. I think Carol Burnette's late daughter had movie out about a Japanese rock star that also used "Magic". Didn't Shaun Cassidy cover a Spoons tune? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 05:34:31 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich 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. How about songs that take their titles from lines in Beatles songs? For example: "MY BABY DON'T CARE" by the Gants... or "I'M SO GLAD (SHE'S MY LITTLE GIRL)" by Gamma Goochee Himself. Then there are soundalike titles, such as "SHE'S GOT A SECRET (TO HIDE)" by the Druids, or "JUDY IN DISGUISE" by John Fred & The Playboy Band. Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 11:16:00 -0800 From: Kim Cooper Subject: Toni Wine at the Bubblegum Achievement Awards Newsflash! Just added to the stellar roster of honorees at the Bubblegum Achievement Awards is Archies vocalist, songwriter and teen dream, Ms. Toni Wine. We are delighted to be able to honor her for her many contributions to the bubblegum genre. More info is at http://www.bubblegum-music.com Kim Cooper Editrix -- Scram -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 01:21:15 -0500 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: Quote the Beatles A few more: "Rattlesnakes" -- Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, 1984 ("She says all she needs is therapy/All you need is love is all you need") "Rich" -- Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, 1985 (last line, repeated several times, is "Baby, you're a rich man") "Beauty and Sadness" -- The Smithereens, 1983 (cops the drum pattern from "Tomorrow Never Knows") Stewart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 14:14:27 -0500 From: Efram Turchick Subject: Re: the Knickerbockers Glory Neil Hever: > Does anybody know if the Knickerbockers Challenge records material > is in print? Mick Patrick: > I imagine there are several CDs by this group extant. One'd probably > be hard pressed to beat "Rave Up With The Knickerbockers" on Big > Beat. Click below for a full tracklist: > We've got a bevy of fine Knickerbockers CDs available at Sundazed Music. Actually, our first release back in '89 was a Knickerbockers Best Of, and since then we've released the 2-CD "Knickerbockerism!" and lots, lots more. Newest among these is the 180 gram LP "Rockin' With The Knickerbockers". You can visit http://www.sundazed.com for more details if you'd like. And here's an ecology song that hasn't been mentioned yet: "Mother Nature,-Father Earth" by the Bonniwell Music Machine (and yes, that is the correct punctuation!). Regards, Efram Turchick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 11:00:13 -0800 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: Spoonful covers / Mr. Sebastian > Jeffrey Glenn beat me to it! I remember "Mr. Sebastian" by > The Distant Cousins being played on WORC-AM in Worcester, > Mass when I was a lad. "Mister Sebastian of the Loooooovin' > Spoonful, write me a love song real soooooft and tuneful!" > IIRC, it worked in bits of "Daydream" and "Younger Girl," too, > didn't it, Jeff? Actually Jim, it's "Darlin' Be Home Soon" (a vocal snippet) and "Daydream" (a piano riff playing part of the verse melody). I'll play it to musica when space allows. Great song! Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 02:41:44 -0000 From: Karl Subject: Re: It's Only Love Simon White wrote: > ...Tony Blackburn "It's Only Love" MGM 1467. > ...writers are Cordell / Trimachi/ Levy > ....U.S. version ...? Easy one. Tommy James & The Shondells (Roulette 4710, 1966). Karl -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 10:58:39 -0800 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Pow Wow/Howdy Doody I noticed that the reversed "Pow Wow" by 1910 Fruitgum Co. had been played to musica, so I've done the same with "Bring Back Howdy Doody" by Flying Giraffe (Bell B-801, 1969). Both obviously the Howdy Doody theme, but not using the same track as was postulated. The Flying Giraffe track is pre bubblegum, while the 1910 Fruitgum Co. is bubblegarage (and pretty loose, to say the least - I love it! :-) ). Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 09:33:58 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Quote the Beatles/Ecology Songs Steve > The Strawbs had a tune which mentioned the various > Beatle song titles, Hymn or Anthem or something like > that. Thanks John by the Flamin' Groovies did the same > thing. Are you sure you are not thinking of Titles by Barclay James Harvest which has lyrics almost entirely made up of Beatles titles. Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 12:11:58 -0600 From: Andy Timmons Subject: Andy Timmons Live DVD/VHS Hello Everyone, It's hard to believe that 2002 has come and gone so quickly! I hope all of you are well and will be spending time with your loved ones this holiday season. More than ever, think Love and Peace in 2003. Andy Timmons Here's the promo from the website: (as "Ralphy" says..."a crummy commercial!!??") LIVE BOOTLEG 1991 - 1998 ::: DVD ::: At long last the Andy Timmons Official Live Bootleg Vol. 1 VHS and DVD are now available exclusively from http://andytimmons.com - This exciting video release contains 8 killer live performance including "Cry For You", "Electric Gypsy", "I Remember Stevie", and "Down To The Wire". This is the first commercially available video that gives insight to Andy's incredible technique and live energy. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 12:53:09 -0500 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room-12/8/02 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 http://kpfk.org. This Saturday, I will be joined by Craig and Ross of DJ Me DJ You, who will be chatting, guest DJing, and previewing tracks from their upcoming Eenie Meenie release "The Music." This will be my last show of the year before taking off to Tokyo with Mello Cads. Please join Tony Tucci on December 21 and 28 in The Liquid Room. The Liquid Room-12/08/02 1.The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Cody ChesnuTT/The World Is Coming To My Party The Headphone Masterpiece (Ready Set Go) 3.Miki Hirayama/Itsuka Doko Kade Good Night Tokyo (Readymade-Japan) 4.Seksu Roba/Telephone Eeeie Meenie Records Sampler (Eenie Meenie) 5.Mint Royale/Miles And Miles Dancehall Places (Faith & Hope-UK) 6.John Fred & His Playboy Band/Tissue Paper 7.Bikeride/Fakin' Amnesia Morning Macumba (Hidden Agenda) 8.The Love Generation/Take Me To The Love In Love And Sunshine: The Best Of The Love Generation (Sundazed) 9.Mello Cads/ Christmas Shade Of Blue (demo) 10.Rita Lee/Viagem Ao Fundoo De Mim Build Up (Mercury-Brazil) 11.Apparat Organ Quartet/Stereo Rock & Roll 12.Jacques Dutronc/L'Amour Est Le Moteur De Monde Jacques Dutronc (Vogue-France) 13.DJ Me DJ You/Fresh Technology The Music (Eenie Meenie) 14.Elmer Berstein/The Silencers (Main Theme) The Silencers (soundtrack) (Reprise) 15.Cymbals/Wingspan Sine (JVC Victor-Japan) 16.Xanthus And The Disciples/Healer's Lament People Are Wrong! (original cast recording) (Sidesaddle) 17.The Free Design/Now Is The Time Heaven/Earth (Project 3) 18.David Holmes/Driving Away In The Bus Analyze That (soundtrack) (TVT) 19.Serge Gainsbourg/Harley David Son Of A Bitch Love On The Beat (Phillips-France) 20. The 88/How Good It Could Be (demo CD) 21.Scott Walker/The Seventh Seal Scott 4 (Fontana-UK) 22.The Aluminum Group/Blow You Kisses Happyness (Wishing Tree) 23.The Rennasaince/I'll Never Fall In Love Again Bacharach Baroque (Ranwood) 24.Replicant/Hello Welcome Kuuki No Soko (Radio Khartoum) 25.Julie Driscoll/Leaving It All Behind 1969 (One Way Records) 26.The Velvet Crush/Rollin' In My Sleep Soft Sounds (Parasol) 27.Isaac Hayes/In Pursuit Of The Pimpmobile Truck Turner (soundtrack) (Stax) 28.Hooper/Pour Something On Your Stereo The Shypoo EP (Poltroon Records-UK) 29.The Bob Crewe Generation/Menage A Trois Street Sounds (Elektra) 30.Volovan/Flor Primaveral Volovan (Lakeshore) 31.Lemon Jelly/Space Walk Lost Horizons (XL) 32.DeVol/Groovy Delivery Boy Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (Colgems) 33.Brian Wilson/Marketplace Landylocked (Geritol) 34.Carey Fosse/One Hundred Years Of Progress (3" CD) 35.Tarwater/1985 Dwellers On The Threshold (Kitty-Yo) 36.Lee Hazlewood/Little War The Complete MGM Recordings (Ace-UK) 37.Parker And Lily/Hello Halo Here Comes Winter (Manifesto) 38.Michel Legrand/The Chess Game The Thomas Crown Affair (soundtrack) (United Artists) 39.The Flaming Lips/Can't Get Your Out Of My Head Yoshimi Wins: Live Radio Sessions (WB promo CD) 40.Neil Diamond/African Trilogy Taproot Manuscript (MCA) 41.Café Tacuba/Dejate Caer Vale Callampa (MCA) 42.The Carnival/Love So Fine The Carnival (World Pacific) 43.Pico/Akai Sabaku E Ikanai Ka ABC-Pico First (Kitty-Japan) 44.John Cunmingham/You Shine Happy Go Unlucky (Parasol) 45.Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Movin' On Someday Man (Reprise) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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