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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 22 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Spoonful Covers / Ecology songs / Charly
           From: Simon White 
      2. Re: R.I.P.Zal
           From: Steve Harvey 
      3. Re: DynoVoice Story/Ecology Songs
           From: James Botticelli 
      4. Ronnie label
           From: Simon White 
      5. Anyone know singer Peggy Taylor?
           From: Stephen M.H. Braitman 
      6. Re: Ronnie Spector's "I Love You Like I Love My Life"
           From: Jon Cook 
      7. Re: R.I.P. Zal
           From: Javed Jafri 
      8. BT&MG "Silver Bells"
           From: Andrew Jones 
      9. Re: Quote the Beatles/BJH
           From: Richard Havers 
     10. Re: Spoonful covers
           From: Billy G Spradlin " 
     11. Billy Nicholls
           From: Mike Griffiths 
     12. Re: Ronnie label
           From: Phil Milstein 
     13. Re: BT&MG "Silver Bells"
           From: James Botticelli 
     14. Re: Me About You
           From: Erik R. Bluhm 
     15. Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World
           From: Marc Miller 
     16. Re: Roger Scott & James Hamilton
           From: Peter Lerner 
     17. Re: Me About You
           From: Paul Richards 
     18. Re: Toni Wine and John Lennon - error
           From: Allan Rinde 
     19. Mardi Grass "Girl I've got news for you"
           From: ERWULF 
     20. Re: Ronnie label
           From: Simon White 
     21. Re: Spoonful covers
           From: Ken Silverwood 
     22. Ronnie sighting
           From: Phil Milstein 


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Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 00:58:24 +0000
   From: Simon White 
Subject: Re: Spoonful Covers / Ecology songs / Charly

Roger Kaye:
> Any info on the Chuck Jackson version? - was it from his days 
> at Sylvia Robinson's All-Platinum/Stang/Sugarhill labels? 
> The other two versions used to get some heavy airplay on list 
> member Jimmy Botticelli's Sugar Shack show back in the 80s 
> (I still miss that show!).

Sho thing Rog. 
Its on a label Channel CD103D, Broadway N.Y. address, 07 " and 12",  
and is later than the other two by about three years, '78/'79 I 
think. Florence Greenberg gets a mention as "Boss Lady"! And it 
is disco, as you would expect in those years.
I never saw anything else on the label by Chuck or anyone else for 
that matter. Do you know his "All Over The World" on Motorcity?

Incidentally, The Ambitions version is a little hard to come by.



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Message: 2 Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 19:46:48 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: R.I.P.Zal Artie Wayne: > My then partner David Kapralik and I knew we > found a winning act. Artie, Evidently Jac at Elektra also knew the Spoonful were a winning act too. He also knew he would lose out in a bidding war for the band. So he offered to buy them amps and such in return for four tunes cut just for Elektra. About a year later, after the Spoons hit the big time, he released What's Shakin' with the Spoonful on the cover. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 20:25:49 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: DynoVoice Story/Ecology Songs Justin McDevitt: > So the first song on this 1966 comp is Frankie Valli's, > "you know you know you're gonna hurt yourself". What a great finger-popper! And I recently picked up the Norma Tanega LP from a guy who thought it was just a $1.99 throwaway. Holiday Wish: does anyone know where I can get a copy of The Dynovoice Story CD since its sadly out of print.. :-( Roger Kaye wrote: > Any info on the Chuck Jackson version [of When The Fuel Runs Out]? > - was it from his days at Sylvia Robinson's All-Platinum/Stang > /Sugarhill labels? The other two versions used to get some heavy > airplay on list member Jimmy Botticelli's Sugar Shack show back > in the 80s (I still miss that show!). Thanks Roger...and all this time I thought I was "forgotten but not gone~" Chuck's version of "When The Fuel Runs Out" is indeed on some all-platinum form..turbo maybe? I have the 45 buried somewhere. It's not quite with the punch of Executive Suite or Boston's own Ambitions (who used the same Philly-produced backing as Executive Suite and also appears on Brit Soul comps here and there) but if you dig the tune it's got the same danceability quotient. And MAY be on a compilation. Jimmy Botticelli / "When there's a storm, honey, I'll keep you warm, when the fuel runs out" -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 01:00:04 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Ronnie label Can one of the millions of daily readers point me in the direction of information on the "Ronnie" label out of N.Y.? Ithankyaw. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 21:12:17 -0800 From: Stephen M.H. Braitman Subject: Anyone know singer Peggy Taylor? Does anyone have any information about singer/songwriter Peggy Taylor? I've done an extensive Google search, and only turned up a few bits and pieces. She worked with Stan Freberg on his radio show in the late 1950s, and did some stuff with him in the early '60s, including radio commercials. She's on his 1957 recording of "Wunnerful, Wunnerful." I have an early 1960s EP called "Presenting Peggy Taylor" produced by the Charles H. Stern Agency, with Peggy singing seven different radio commercials, such as Contadina Tomatoe Paste, Bubble-Up, Kleenex Towells, and that real toe-tapper, Miller High Life. She was gorgeous, by the way. Did she do any legitimate pop recording? Did she have any sort of career after these early '60s productions? Help! Stephen -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 00:54:22 EST From: Jon Cook Subject: Re: Ronnie Spector's "I Love You Like I Love My Life" Does anyone have this? I greatly enjoy the other tracks Phil Spector and George Harrison worked on with Ronnie, but have never heard this one. jon cook -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 01:14:04 -0500 From: Javed Jafri Subject: Re: R.I.P. Zal Tim Viney: > "Do You Believe In Magic" is one of my favourite singles from > 1965. I can remember the first time I heard it - it made me > rush out and buy it. Great guitar break. One of the first singles I ever bought was Rain On The Roof. Me and my sisters use to pool our allowance money and buy singles and this was one of our first. Singles were under a dollar then so obviously we were on a low budget.On the yellow and orange Kama Sutra label. Used to play it on one of those self-contained stereo record players that could hold multiple 45s and drop them down to play. An even sadder side note to Zal 's passing. His wife has been suffering from cancer for some time now. Javed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 01:27:05 -0500 (EST) From: Andrew Jones Subject: BT&MG "Silver Bells" From time to time, you can hear Booker T. & the MGs' "Jingle Bells" on the radio. But I seem to be the only one who knows that the boys also did an excellent version of "Silver Bells", which was released as a single b/w an Isaac Hayes composition called "Winter Snow" which featured Hayes himself as a guest star. Is anyone else familiar with this single? Thanks. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 07:07:48 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Quote the Beatles/BJH > Jimmy Botticelli > Don't even know what whimsy is. Sounds like a verboten affect > in the Culture of Toughness..Care to define?? James.....it's fanciful, quaint, soft.....that kind of thing... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 09:36:14 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin " Subject: Re: Spoonful covers > Bill George wrote: > > I didn't know "Me About You" was a Spoonful song, but > > Jackie DeShannon does a nice 'n easy job of it on her > > 1968 LP "Me About You." "Me About You" was written by Bonner/Gordon and I think it was recorded first by the Turtles as a LP track. The notes to Rhino's "Solid Zinc" compilation mentions The Mojo Men covering the song also (never heard it). White Whale released it as a single in 1970 afer they left the label but it only "bubbled under" at #105. I like Gary Lewis' ballad version, but his voice isnt dramatic enough (though he gives it a good try), imagine Gene Pitney covering it! Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 20:56:48 -0800 (PST) From: Mike Griffiths Subject: Billy Nicholls Hello all, Spectropoppers know and love Billy Nicholls, right? He is a much under-appreciated singer, songwriter and guitar player with a distinguished career dating back to the mid-1960s. He was originally signed to Immediate Records as a songwriter, but was soon put to work extensively as a backing vocalist due to the fact that he was (and still is) the humble owner of a beautifully high singing voice. In 1968 he recorded his first album Would You Believe, which now is a collector's item selling for $3,000.00 (plus). He also sang with the Small Faces on their greatest album, Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake and wrote for and sang with Del Shannon. In recent years, the music press has called this album a lost gem, but there is much more to the Billy Nicholls story. His second album - Love Songs, is one of the best albums of the '70s (or of any other decade). Billy has continued singing and writing and he is still active today. For many years he has worked closely with Pete Townshend and the Who, eventually becoming the Who's musical director. Billy is currently working on new material as well as reissuing his complete back catalogue on his own Southwest Records which are available at his official website: http://www.nicholls.co.uk/ The latest highlight of his long career is the recording of "Can't Stop Loving You" by Phil Collins. Billy's Yahoo Group is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/billynicholls/ and I would love to see some of you there. I'm hoping we can get some really good questions for him. Check out the extensive interview at http://www.geocities.com/mikegriffiths6/Billy_Nicholls_Email_Interview_1.html and a second email interview is scheduled for the new year. Mike Griffiths -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 09:01:58 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Ronnie label Simon White wrote: > Can one of the millions of daily readers point me in the > direction of information on the "Ronnie" label out of N.Y.? http://www.aspma.com/labels/ronnie.htm --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 11:16:27 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: BT&MG "Silver Bells" Andrew Jones wrote: > Is anyone else familiar with this single? Thanks. I am...Booker T. also had a Christmas LP on Stax in '66. It's quite Bookish and should contain "Silver Bells". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 09:11:41 -0800 From: Erik R. Bluhm Subject: Re: Me About You Bill George: > Jackie DeShannon does a nice 'n easy job of "Me About You" > on her 1968 LP "Me About You." Billy G Spradlin: > I like Gary Lewis' ballad version, but his voice isn't dramatic > enough (though he gives it a good try), imagine Gene Pitney > covering it! The Mojo Men's version is excellent, as is Bob Darin's from his Inside Out album. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 12:38:00 -0500 From: Marc Miller Subject: Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World JB wrote: > At the end [of 'Finding Forrester'] is a bright and breezy > rock-steady version of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" coupled > with [What A] "Wonderful World"... Country Paul: > I loved it so much I bought the album! [Columbia CR 85350] > (The recording was also used in a commercial for quite a while > - I don't remember the product, but how could one forget the > performance?) The artist is Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, originally > leased in 1993, apparently by The Mountain Apple Company/Big > Boy Records of Hawaii. I can't remember the source of this, but > he was one of the deans of Hawaiian singers, and he passed away > within the last couple of years. Israel's CD with this medley is called "Facing Future" and it's on Bigboy, cat# 5901. http://www.websterrecords.com/artists/israel.html Marc -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 22:00:55 -0000 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Roger Scott & James Hamilton Yes, I thought Roger Scott was a great DJ - he opened my eyes to a number of artists and genres I hadn't previously known. Somewhere I kept his obituary (from The Guardian) and also taped a couple of tribute programmes they put out on BBC Radio. Simon White: > ......didn't Roger Scott do a Rock and Roll show too, > or was that someone else?...... It was Stuart Colman who did the excellent r'n'r show on BBC London and later Capital Gold. Stuart is still very much with us but living in Tennessee and writing a monthly column for the influential Now Dig This mag. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 18:01:49 EST From: Paul Richards Subject: Re: Me About You Billie Davis also did a great version on her 69 LP -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 22:05:41 -0000 From: Allan Rinde Subject: Re: Toni Wine and John Lennon - error Eddy Smit: > I was especially intrigued by the statement on Toni's website > that she did bv's for John Lennon. Sorry for the misinformation. Toni did backgrounds for John, but not on one of his albums. It was for a Yoko project, but I can't tell you which one or whether it was actually released. There's an interesting story about this session, which might pop up on the website soon, God and Toni willing. Allan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 21:57:08 -0000 From: ERWULF Subject: Mardi Grass "Girl I've got news for you" Does anyone know where to get hold of a copy on CD of Mardi Gras "Girl I've got news for you"??? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 21:15:11 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Ronnie label Phil M. > http://www.aspma.com/labels/ronnie.htm WOO HOO ! Thanks Phil. So its a song-poem label! I picked up a 45 - She's Gone/I Love You (Ronnie 2142) by Ben Tate, obviously the labels fave - and couldn't find anything about him on the web - which always fires my interest! But the discography surpasses all expectations: My Orbiting Love ? Lady Of Space ? It Was A Pussy Willow? Evening (Angelina L. Nutter) ? Kitty, The Coffee-Cup Girl ? Tropical Ecstasy ? Land Of High Fidelity ? Hippity Hoppity Cowboy ? Sputnik, Sputnik ? One Rib Belongs To Me ? And these just the TITLES! Oi gavult, the songs could never live up to it! Could they? And there are affiliated labels??? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 20:58:35 +0000 (GMT) From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Spoonful covers Hello, Del Shannon does "Summer In The City" on his "Total Commitment" album. Ken On The West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 18:18:28 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Ronnie sighting At http://yolatengo.com/news.html is a brief item about a recent performance by Ronnie Spector backed by Yo La Tengo on versions of The Ramones' "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" and her own "Baby I Love You," on Night 1 of YLT's annual 8-night Chanukah bash. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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