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Spectropop - Digest Number 732

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Carol Connors
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      2. Re: Paul Hampton
      3. Sly Small Fries
           From: Phil Milstein 
      4. Dragnet
           From: Alexandra Dillard 
      5. Re: Gorshin's Riddler / Batmania
           From: Tymespan 
      6. Bobby Vee at the Bobbi Warren Agency
           From: Country Paul 
      7. Re: Da Doo Ron Ron by Mick Jagger
           From: Teri Landi 
      8. Re: The Parade
           From: Allen Roberds 
      9. Re: Digest Number 730
           From: Teri Landi 
     10. Where Becky & The Lollipops Are (Rickie Page)
           From: Mick Patrick 
     11. Re: Ripples Comps
           From: Paul 
     12. Re: The Parade
           From: Paul Richards 
     13. Re: Barbara Alston
           From: David Bell 


Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 23:20:15 -0000
   From: Jeff Lemlich 
Subject: Re: Carol Connors

Country Paul wrote:
> when asked if she might be the mother of the play's star, Charlene 
> Tilton. The rhetorical 'How old do you think I am?' was followed by the 
> inevitable 'Don't you know who I am?' before the bellowed answer: 'I am 
> Carol Connors' - Oscar-nominated lyricist for the theme from 'Rocky.' We 
> decided that we were 'Gonna Fly Now' before we told the songbird she 
> looked like Tilton's grandmother. 

And then she rode off in her Yum Yum Yamaha!

Jeff Lemlich

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Message: 2 Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 17:24:28 -0600 From: Subject: Re: Paul Hampton Bob Rashkow: > Funny you should mention Paul Hampton--among my latest 45s > purchases is Gene Pitney's wonderful "Donna Means Heartbreak" > which he (I think!!!) co-wrote with Hal David. Of course this > is the B-side of True Love Never Runs Smooth by Bacharach & David > --boy did Pitney wail some great stuff... One of my favorite albums is by Paul Hampton: REST HOME FOR CHILDREN, on the Crested Butte label from the mid 70's I think. I had never heard of him; I bought the album from a discount bin because it looked interesting (and it was cheap). Later found out that he's had quite a run in the movie business, too:,+Paul Plus he looks a LOT like Robert Redford. ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 18:28:30 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Sly Small Fries You cats are being given fair notice: until you take to repopulating musica, we fiends will continue flooding it with novelty trash! Now occupying precious space there is "Small Fries," a 1968 B-side by The French Fries, aka Sly & The Family Stone, recorded Chipmunks-style. Quite incongruously, the song itself seems to be about the respective band members' military experiences! --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 16:52:44 -0800 From: Alexandra Dillard Subject: Dragnet I love this website. I have been able to find music that I thought would be impossible to locate. However, I am searching for more music. I am trying to locate the Dragnet 1987 Soundtrack. I am also trying to locate a song by James Brown and Lyn Collins: This Guy's/This Girl's In Love With You, based on the classic jazz song. This came out in 1972, I believe. Back then, side B was "What My Baby Needs Now Is A Little More Lovin". If you are able to communicate with the Godfather himself please tell him that I want this song. Thank you Alex Dillard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 20:51:25 EST From: Tymespan Subject: Re: Gorshin's Riddler / Batmania Frank Gorshin Riddler is also on the Varese Sarabande CD : Batmania Songs Inspired by The Batman TV Series. A great compilation of Batman related tracks by Adam West, Burgess Meredith, Jan & Dean and LaVern Baker "Batman to the Rescue" done to the tune of Jim Dandy. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 21:29:50 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Bobby Vee at the Bobbi Warren Agency Via another discussion group, I found the Bobbi Warren Agency in Evansville, Indiana. They book Bobby Vee and his sons' band, The Vees (with whom he occasionally plays), and have a discography (with Billboard chart positions) for Mr. Velline at They also rep The Preps (used to be Four Preps - two of the current three are original, with the third being Jim Yester, brother of Jerry); Bobby Rydell; country act Dave and Sugar (worth a visit for the picture at; and Danny and The Juniors, with original member Joe Terry (another photo of note The main page, for the curious, is There's a scopitone of Bobby Vee doing "The Night Has 1,000 Eyes" on view for a limited time only at Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 21:38:52 -0500 From: Teri Landi Subject: Re: Da Doo Ron Ron by Mick Jagger There is a two page section in Andrew Oldham's book Stoned in which John Paul Jones talks about doing the arrangements for 16 Hip Hits (he started doing arrangements for Andrew after Mike Leander became a staff producer at Decca). He credits Andrew as the producer. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 19:05:18 -0800 (PST) From: Allen Roberds Subject: Re: The Parade Ian Chapman: > On a separate note, were you and the guys ever aware of the UK cover > of "Sunshine Girl (Boy)" by the Greek-born singer Vicky Leandros, also > issued in '67, on Philips? Thanks Ian, As A matter of fact, I do vaguely remember that there was a Sunshine "Boy" version of our record. But I don't remember ever hearing it. Have you? Jerry was a very bright and talented guy, as was Stuart. I'm not surprised that he would try his hand at acting, after spending so much time around Stuart, Murray and I, and hearing us talk about acting, when we weren't talking about music. Was he good? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 22:32:49 -0500 From: Teri Landi Subject: Re: Digest Number 730 Ian Chapman: > I agree that the voice on the theme song doesn't sound like > Phil - I think anyone who's ever heard Phil singing "Pretty > Girl" would probably agree! Could well be the MFQ It is Phil singing the theme song, not the Modern Folk Quartet. If you listen carefully you can tell. And, he is credited with writing and singing "Lucy In London" at the end of the show. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2003 10:21:05 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Where Becky & The Lollipops Are (Rickie Page) (So long ago he's surely forgotten by now) Country Paul wrote: > Mick: If you put together a Rickie Page CD, I'd buy one! > (What else was she involved in?) Jeff Lemlich: > According to list member (and Hit label researcher) Paul > Urbahns, many of the Kathy Shannon records were actually by > Rickie Page, session singer extraordinaire (The Bermudas, > Majorettes, etc.) A Rickie Page CD sounds like a tall order. However, Ace have included one track by her - "He's My Boyfriend", issued as by Becky & the Lollipops - on their soon to be released "Where The Girls Are, Volume 5" CD. Here's a para from the booklet: The Bermudas, the Majorettes, the Georgettes, Joanne & the Triangles and Beverly & the Motorscooters: these are just some of the recording appellations used by singer-songwriter- producer-businesswoman Rickie Page and the female members of her musical family. She and her omnipresent husband George Motola also ran Troy Records, the original 1964 outlet for 'My Boyfriend' by Becky & the Lollipops, yet another name used by the Page clan. This particular outfit comprised Rebecca (Becky) Page, her older sister Joanna, their mother Rickie and Susie Kuykendoll, Rickie’s sister. Rebecca shared lead vocals with Rickie, whose oldest daughter Sheilah sometimes took her place in photos of the group. In 1957 Rickie Page had begun a stream of recordings using her own name for every label under the California sun, not to mention some in Nashville. She also waxed as a member of the Jordanaires, the Spectors Three and Bobby 'Boris' Pickett’s Crypt-Kickers; factors which make her one of the unsung heroines of the early-1960s Los Angeles scene. Rickie is still active in the music business, composing songs from her base in Fresno, California. At this rate y'all'll've read the entire booklet before the CD's out. Doh! This is all firsthand information given to me by Rickie's daughter Rebecca Page, who I contacted via the S'pop Public Bulletin Board. Sadly, she has since changed her email address and I have lost touch with her. So, if you're reading this, Rebecca, Ace Records would love to send you a copy of the CD, so please drop me a line. See some of you at the Spectropop New Year Party tonight. Mine's a bottle of Stella. MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2003 10:13:06 -0000 From: Paul Subject: Re: Ripples Comps I love these compilations, some fantastic UK softpop (The Two of Each, Pythagoras'Theorem, Rainbow people, Montanas, Frugal Sound etc) Is there to be another volume, Kingsley? Any chance of including 'Sailing Song' by The Rainbow People, as my vinyl copy is unfortunately scratched? Cheers, Paul ( Admin Note: Click here for more on the Ripples series: ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2003 05:30:35 EST From: Paul Richards Subject: Re: The Parade Thanks Smokey, really interesting interview - great to hear you mention 'I Can See Only You' which you co-wrote with Roger Nichols, such a beautiful song. I recently got a version by Al Martino which is also very nice. thanks, again. Still looking for that Japanese compilation, really hard to get hold of. Cheers, Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2003 06:13:24 EST From: David Bell Subject: Re: Barbara Alston I was relieved to hear that Barbara Alston is still with us and am intrigued that she has started to write an autobiography. I guess she either hasn't yet completed it or that she can't find a publisher. A shame as the Crystals are my number 1 girl group and I'd love to hear their story. I was also interested to read that Barbara was at the Stamps celebration. Didn't I read that Mary, Dee Dee and Lala were there too? And now the most important question of all... Has anyone a photo of any / all of them that they can share. I'd love to see a picture of them all after all these years. Best wishes, David. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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