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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The 4 Seasons and Northern Soul
           From: Simon White 
      2. Re: 4 Seasons
           From: Martin Roberts 
      3. Re: Standing In The Shadows Of Motown
           From: Shawn Baldwin 
      4. Neil Sedaka
           From: Brian Grey 
      5. Re: 4 Seasons Soundalikes
           From: Martin Roberts 
      6. Jeff & Ellie 45; Philles Righteous Bros. cassette
           From: Ian Chapman 
      7. Re: Jive 5
           From: James Botticelli 
      8. Re: < < < <  Party Talk > > > > / Cara-Lin
           From: Mick Patrick 
      9. Re: 4 Seasons / Johnny Cymbal
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     10. Re: 4 Seasons' update
           From: Doug 
     11. Re: Lovey Kravezit
           From: Steve Harvey 
     12. Re: Paul Hampton; Deltairs; Four Seasons
           From: Country Paul 
     13. Re: 4 Seasons
           From: Eddy Smit 
     14. Ambient Sound
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
     15. Re: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
           From: Deena Canale 
     16. Re: 4 Seasons
           From: Stuart Miller 
     17. re: Brian Wilson - Pet Projects
           From: Here Today 
     18. Re: Chuck Barris; Eddie Rambeau
           From: Mike Edwards 
     19. Emitt Rhodes / Merry Go Round CD on eBay
           From: D 
     20. Re: Standing In The Shadows Of Motown
           From: Mick Patrick 
     21. Faith, Hope and Charity
           From: John 
     22. Scepter listings
           From: Phil Milstein 
     23. Re: Northern Soul; Frankie Valli
           From: Mike Edwards 
     24. Re: < < <  Party Talk > > >
           From: Amber 
     25. Lovey Kravezit, don't we all! Boom Boom!
           From: Martin Roberts 


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Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 20:22:42 +0000
   From: Simon White 
Subject: Re: The 4 Seasons and Northern Soul

At the grave risk of being a Northern Soul bore - one of the many, I may add -
"You're Ready Now" was the first "Northern"  track I was aware of as a young 
man. It was very popular on t'radio in the U.K. at the time, but has no 
credibility on the Northern Scene these days Great, great record though. Those 
girls are fantastic !!

There are others. "I'm Gonna Change"  - was it an album track? It got a blue 
vinyl [no less!] 45 release , Smash S1599,  through the "scene" but I don't 
think it was legit. It was more popular by The Velours [latterly The 
Fantastics] on MGM. There's also a version by The Montanas on Independence. 
The other one is "(You're Gonna) Hurt Yourself" also by Frankie and - as
August party goers and go go-ers in general will know - by Andy Warhols chum
errrr errr... Baby Jane Holzer, who performed it memorably on "Shindig" but 
is seemlingly unreleased on vinyl. Please someone tell me otherwise.

The aforementioned Tim Tam and The Turn Ons "Wait A Minute" saw Northern Soul 
action too. Nowadays, sadly again one would be drummed out of town if one was 
to dare to play it. Honours go too to the Belmonts' "You're Like a Mystery" 
which doesn't sound like a Four Seasons track at all but I like it and felt 
like mentioning it. And a final mention to "The Night" on Mowest, also a chart 
hit in the U.K.





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Message: 2 Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 20:50:55 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: 4 Seasons How can I possibly refuse 'Fighting' Mike's request to play some of the (possible) 4 Seasons backed tracks? Well how about no room on musica! I've got a couple of tracks that have been up for a few days, so I'll delete those. 4 Kings first, not sure where I read/heard it was backed by the 4S's, not a track I received on a tape - I've long taken a chance on buying obscure tracks from the Ca(nadian) Am(erican) label - not even a Crewe, Calello or Gaudio credit. This is written Tom De Cillis and Produced by Vitomass Prod. Perversely this time 'round I'll also play the girl group backed Evan Mitchell track. I said 'loud' when what I meant to say was 'prominent' girly group b-vox. I also said "I'll Wait" was the girly side. It ain't, "Dirty Lies" is! Hopefully the resident voice experts will be able to identify the gals. This track is wr Bob Crewe-Bob Boulanger, A Bob Crewe Production, arr & cond "Calello". Regarding Evan Mitchell's "Pollyanna", I'd say it's not only the 4 S's but also their same vocal track as on John Corey's earlier version. The production is different however. While shuffling through the boxes to locate the Mitchell 45, I came across another Mala track from the same time and sound frame: Ronnie Michaels - I'm Stickin' With You. I'd suggest this is also backed by the 4S's. Arr Calello but a Stan Shulman production. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 16:16:03 -0600 From: Shawn Baldwin Subject: Re: Standing In The Shadows Of Motown Yes it's a documentary on the musicians of Motown. Shawn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 22:39:31 -0000 From: Brian Grey Subject: Neil Sedaka Can someone out there in Spectropopland please tell this Sedaka fan when he first recorded "All the words in the world?" I know it was on an album released in 1977, but I'm interested if it might have come out earlier than that as a single. Thanks -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 22:32:32 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: 4 Seasons Soundalikes Looking through Kingsley's groovy list of soundalikes a lot of titles that are new to me; Coastliners, Tim Tam & Turn Ons - "Wait A Minute" (surely this can't be more 4 Seasonish than "Cheryl Ann"?), Wild Things, Riptides (SideWalk, eh? Another good label for obscure treasures), In Crowd, Dahills, 04 Winds and the Deltas. Think that's about most of 'em! Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 22:39:59 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Jeff & Ellie 45; Philles Righteous Bros. cassette Just browsing through some old issues of Billboard and Cashbox tonight, as you do, and a couple of things caught my eye: First, in an April '67 issue, a full-page ad for a new single by a 4-guy group called The Down 5, entitled "I'm Takin' It Home"/"Show Me" on the Parrot label, produced by Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich. I've never heard this - can anyone give us a quickie review? The other interesting item was included in a feature on "the musicassette in America". There were listings of available cassette album titles for all the major labels, and I was surprised to see Philles included. Although there was only one title available (the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"), I don't think I was aware that there was any official "from the time" Philles cassette product. How rare are they? (Peter R. .......??) Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 14:43:32 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Jive 5 Their 1968 soul single "(Sugar) Don't Take Away My Candy" has long been a favorite at this address...Sweet group balladry at its finest. JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 23:12:27 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: < < < < Party Talk > > > > / Cara-Lin Carol-Anne: > Anyone recommend a CD comp that's home to 'Cara-Lin'? Hiya, Might I suggest "Chartbusters USA, Vol 2", a brilliant 29-tracker stuffed with a 28 page booklet. Click here for more info: http://216.15.202.119/MoreInfo/CDCHD832.html and here for a full tracklist: http://216.15.202.119/cgi-bin/SearchCatNo.asp?lngID=183875 What an anti-climax going back to work on Monday, huh?! MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 23:56:08 -0000 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: 4 Seasons / Johnny Cymbal I love everything by Frankie and the 4 Seasons but I suppose it's a 3- way tie between "Let's Hang On", "Ronnie", and "Save It For Me", with definite honourable mention going to "Opus 17" and "Walk Like A Man". Can't think of any more post-Season soundalikes but Lou Christie (not to mention Jimmy Jones in the R&B dept.) was surely a profound influence on Frankie V's energetic falsetto sound. But wait--actually Valli was already in a few other groups in '60 and '61, wasn't he? Haven't heard any of those so I don't know for sure if he sang a few octaves up on those earlier recordings as well. Johnny Cymbal as The Eye-Full Tower: I have a DJ copy of the SSS Internatl. 45 of Carol Cartoon. This is a fun little went-nowhere-at- all pop ditty vaguely reminiscent of New Vaudeville Band and Esther and Abi Ofarim--that kind of "showy" element of mid and late-6Ts pop. Even Tiny Tim can be credited with a few of these & I'm sure there are more. My favorite lyric from Carol Cartoon is probably the least "amusing": "Told her that I loved her and I really did mean it too/She said she was sorry but she had another show to do./They call her Carol Cartoon/She'll make ya smile just like an old-time tune" Etc. BTW SSS aka Shelby Singleton produced and tried to help go national many great pop-psyke bands including Randy and the Rest (who if I'm not mistaken originally recorded on a different Southern label as Randy and the Radiants). Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 00:11:05 -0000 From: Doug Subject: Re: 4 Seasons' update Mike Edwards wrote: > Finally, I would urge all members to write in re: the 4 Seasons. > After all everybody has a few favorite Seasons' songs, so let's start > the New Year right. First off, my fave 4S track would be the fabulous "Tell It To The Rain". Honorable Mention goes to "Candy Girl". Secondly, a few words on a couple of local 4S sound-a-likes from my area (Nebraska). The Rumbles were from Omaha, and are considered the best local band of the 60's. They released many singles in a variety of different sounds. From surf records to folk rockers and bubblegum, they just about did it all. They specialized in vocal harmony, and being able to "sound like the record." They did lots of Beach Boys, Hollies and Four Seasons material at their shows. They released a Christmas record in 1965 that had "The Wildest Christmas" (the Boys Next Door tune; the BND produced it) on the A-side, with the 4S arrangement of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" on the B-side. It's an excellent version too, sounding very much like the Seasons. The Rumbles still play in Nebraska and Iowa. Only the drummer is left from the original group. The Eccentrics were from Lincoln. These guys have to be seen to be believed. Sporting foot high pompadours, they look like no one else (except maybe Wayne Cochran) I've seen from the mid-Sixties. Their main claim to fame is that group included Denny Zager and Rick Evans, who had a #1 hit with "In The Year 2525" in 1969. Their early records sound nothing like the Z&E stuff though. Rick Evans mostly sang in falsetto, and the Eccentrics were a true garage band. Most local groups (including the Rumbles) were in awe of them. They opened for the DC5 when they played in Omaha in 1965. Their first 45 (on Applause records out of Omaha) had a tune called "Share Me" which owed more than a little to the Season's "Sherri." Their second release sounded less like the Seasons, but it's my favorite by them. "Night Time Noon Time" is a full tilt screaming garage record, with Evans trying to keep up with the band, who are pounding away like there's no tomorrow. Both singles were on an obscure album on White Whale (!) released in the wake of Z&E's later success, called "The Early Writing of Zager & Evans (and others)" (the first side only, I have no idea who the group on the second side is). If anyone is interested, and if I can find them, I can try and get a scan of a picture of the Eccentrics and post it to the folder. Doug -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2003 18:57:11 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Lovey Kravezit Phil Milstein: > Could either Steve or Paul clarify this reference a bit further? "Lovey > Kravezit" was the surrogate Miss Moneypenny in Dean Martin's Matt Helm > series. I'm curious to learn what the Everlys had to do with any of that. Phil, You filled in the missing pieces. Lovey Kravezit was done by Dino. Makes sense that it would be in oneof flicks he starred in. I've seen an instrumental version. Anyway, Warner Bros. must have been pushing the tune because the Everlys also had to record it upon signing with Warner Bros. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 01:22:11 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Re: Paul Hampton; Deltairs; Four Seasons Mike Edwards: the depth of Paul Hampton's work is indeed impressive. I know I've mentioned a spoken-word 45 he did for Dot in 1960, "Creams" (over a cute little track) b/w "Two-Hour Honeymoon" (close cousin to "Tell Laura..." or "Last Kiss," with wuite the dramatic reading. Was this a one-off, or was there an album like this? (I also think "Donna Means Heartbreak" is one of Gene Pitney's best recordings, but am not familiar with the Crested Butte LP.) Bob Perry asked about the Deltairs, who recorded my favorite female doo-wop record, "Lullaby of the Bells." The following is from http://hometown.aol.com/wawawaooh/page47.htm (about 2/3 down the page - nice photo of the group, too: "The Deltairs, originally from Jamaica-Queens, NY are remembered for their 1957 hit "Lullaby Of The Bells" on IVY. They also recorded "Standing At The Altar" on IVY in 1958, and "Who Would Have Thought" for Felsted in 1958. The group consisted of Barbara Thompson on lead, Barbara Lee, Carol Stansbury, Thelma Stansbury and Shirley Taylor." Mike Edwards wrote: > Maybe it is time for the "on what songs did the 4 Seasons sing back-up" > thread to unravel a little. I have a record by Matthew Dixon (actually Frankie Valli) on Topics called "Trance" - nice minor-key song. May I assume the Seasons are doing the backing? And JB, re: your thrift shop report, "Comme Si Bella" and "This Is Real" were originally released on Cindy Records, credited to Frankie Valli and the Romans. I believe the release date was post-Four Lovers and pre-Four Seasons, probably c. 1960. I've never seen a photo of thatincarnation of the group, so I don't know if the entire Seasons' personnel was in place yet. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 09:03:23 +0100 From: Eddy Smit Subject: Re: 4 Seasons Anybody knows who the 'mystery' voice is on that one song on Frankie Valli's "Heaven above me" album? Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 10:37:01 -0000 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Ambient Sound David F wrote about the Jive 5: > And I love their 1982 album, "Here We Are," on Ambient Sound (distributed by > CBS), part of a series in which doo-wop groups tackled new and old material. > I assume none of the albums in this series (the other particularly strong > ones were the Harptones and the Capris) ever made it to CD. The Ambient Sound series of albums is absolutely excellent - all recorded in the style of neo-doo wop (early 60s) without any studio trickery. It meant new albums from The (blue) Emotions, The Jive 5, The Harptones, Johnnie & Joe, The Capris, Randy & the Rainbows & the Mystics. I have a few of these, and the Randy &R is my fave, followed by the Capris. One I don't have is the Jive 5! Though not on CD individually as far as I know, there WAS an excellent 27 track compilation called "You're Only Young Twice - The Ambient Sound Doo Wop Album" issued in 1995 on Ambient Sound/Epic EK 66976. It includes tracks from each album, and has very good full notes about the whole project. I seem to recall I got mine form Finbarr (UK members will know the reference) who may know if it is still around...or Bob Thomas at Bim Bam.. I'd recommend is as one to try for if you like those type of groups. Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 07:22:21 -0400 From: Deena Canale Subject: Re: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Country Paul asked: > Special coolness points awarded for Mike Edwards citing Freddie Cannon's > FGG-written "What's Gonna Happen When Summer's Done." By now most of you know > the Chuck Barris (author of Cannon's "Palisades Park") alleged biographical > movie, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," has been released. Has anyone seen > it yet? Is it worthwhile? I saw it and of the five new flicks I've checked out in the last couple of weeks it was by far my favorite. It even touches on his authorship of "Palisades Park"--apparently he was inspired to write it by his frequent attendance at amusement parks for the express purpose of looking up girls' skirts on the ferris wheel. My only disappointment with the flick was that there were very few clips or re-creations from "The Gong Show"--I'd have been happier with that than with the phoney CIA intrigue. However, the film does include the legendary "Newlywed Game" blooper (never-aired) with a hilarious answer to the question, "What is the strangest place you've had sex?" Well-done reproduction of the era, too--I love how period '50s/'60s period movies of the last decade or so are finally getting the historical details right. Signed D.C. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 17:25:39 -0000 From: Stuart Miller Subject: Re: 4 Seasons Certainly within my top 5 favourites would be "On The Good Ship Lollipop" by The Wonder Who (4 Seasons). An interesting point observed over the years was that the more outrageous and OTT Frankie Valli went with his falsetto, the less commercially successful the record would be. This was a good example along with "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and "I Saw Mommy Kissing". You should hear their version of "Tambourine Man". Stuart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 13:19:31 -0500 From: Here Today Subject: re: Brian Wilson - Pet Projects Kingsley mentioned: > Following the recent mention of Ace records' new issue, the one in question > is called "Pet Projects - The Brian Wilson Productions" Ace CDCHD 851 due for > release on Feb 10th. It has all the expected goodies (23 tracks) though no > Ron Wilson as the orig masters couldn't be found I >believe. Also no Bob & > Bobby. Just ran across the track listing on the web site for Collectors'Choice Music: 1 Runaround Lover - Sharon Marie 2 Thinkin' About You Baby - Sharon Marie 3 Pamela Jean - The Survivors 4 After The Game - The Survivors 5 Sacramento - Gary Usher 6 That's The Way I Feel - Gary Usher 7 The One You Can't Have - The Honeys 8 Surfin' Down The Swanee River - The Honeys 9 Summertime - Sharon Marie 10 Hide Go Seek - The Honeys 11 Shyin' Away - American Spring 12 Fallin' In Love - American Spring 13 Pray For Surf - The Honeys 14 Shoot The Curl - The Honeys 15 Vegetables - The Laughing Gravy 16 The Revolution - Rachel & The Revolvers 17 Number One - Rachel & The Revolvers 18 She Rides With Me - Paul Petersen 19 Guess I'm Dumb - Glen Campbell 20 Story Of My Life - Sharon Marie 21 He's A Doll - The Honeys 22 Tonight You Belong To Me - The Honeys 23 Goodnight My Love - The Honeys -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 18:54:11 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Re: Chuck Barris; Eddie Rambeau Country Paul writes: > By now most of you know the Chuck Barris (author of Freddy Cannon's > "Palisades Park") alleged biographical movie, "Confessions of a Dangerous > Mind," has been released. Has anyone seen it yet? Is it worthwhile?" The film does not appear to be on widespread release yet. It probably opened at a few key movie houses before 12/31/02 so that it came out in time for Oscar considerations. (It may also be one of those films that play at the Castle Theatre on Chalkstone Avenue, Paul i.e. on limited release). "Palisades Park" was not Chuck's only song. I know of one more, Eddie Rambeau's "Summertime Guy" (Swan, 1962) which was about 3 or 4 releases after "Palisades Park". It is a likeable 62 pop sound. Eddie has a new website maintained by one of his fans in Leeds, UK at: http://www.edrambeau.com/ The site is still a work in progress. We know Eddie as a singer and a much- loved songwriter (I didn't realize he wrote Hedy Sontag's awesome "He Never Came Back") but looking at the site it seems as if he was into a few other things as well. So for Summertime Guy, read talented guy! Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 13:05:02 -0600 From: D Subject: Emitt Rhodes / Merry Go Round CD on eBay Hey all, Figured I'd issue a heads-up...I have an auction for the sought-after Japanese A&M disc on "You're a Very Lovely Woman/Live!" disc on eBay at: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3362&item=936292162 I know some people here're looking for it...good luck! D -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 20:45:10 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Standing In The Shadows Of Motown Hi Mary, This movie was the talk of S'pop some weeks ago. I searched the Forum Archives and found plenty to read. Click the URL below to see some of the results. It might also be worth searching for "Motown Documentary" or "Funk Brothers": http://sitelevel.whatuseek.com/query.go?crid=3139029a15576827&query=standing+in+the+shadows+of+motown MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 20:37:03 -0000 From: John Subject: Faith, Hope and Charity Does anyone out there know if and where I can buy a Faith, Hope and Charity CD? They were big (briefly) in the early 70's. I saw them open for the new Supremes in 1970. The one song I remember was "So much Love).....I think that was it? I've heard one of the girls left the group and went solo. Wonder what happened to the rest of them? John -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 16:26:01 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Scepter listings Anyone know where I can find a (more or less) comprehensive Scepter 45s discography? All I'm after at the moment is the main label, rather than all those groovy subsids. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 22:43:37 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Re: Northern Soul; Frankie Valli Simon White writes: > "You're Ready Now" was the first "Northern" track I was aware of as a young > man. It was very popular on t'radio in the U.K. at the time, but has no > credibility on the Northern Scene these days Great, great record though. Simon, I wonder if you would share some thoughts with us. At the back of his Northern Soul 500 book, Kev Roberts lists northern soul top-10s from the late 60s to the present. The early lists feature somewhat well known records such as "You're Ready Now" and the Impressions' "You've Been Cheating". The later lists are made up of titles that are totally unknown outside of the Northern Soul Scene. Couple that with the fact that some of the earlier items such as "You're Ready Now" have no credibility on the Northern Scene these days and an "outsider" wonders what the reasons are for this shift. I would be interested in your feedback. Oh yes and I did love that Ral Donner 45 you played on the Metropolitan Soul Show a couple of weeks' back Was it "Don't Let It Slip Away"? Thanks, Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 23:24:08 -0000 From: Amber Subject: Re: < < < Party Talk > > > I'd hardly eaten for two months and was out of my mind on diet pills, having "persuaded" Tracy to swap her medication for mine. But I was determined to get into the little linen number I "acquired" in a town called Bath. My aim was to look perfect for the Spectropop Party. Pearly lips, pale stockings and matching Dollyrockers shoes and shoulder bag, just big enough to hold a London A to Z and my favorite Jan Bradley, Ikettes and Bracelets 45s. You've all heard "Waddle, Waddle", yes? I looked divine. Although the outfit was slightly out of season. It was the actual garment that scooped the Dress Of The Year award for John Bates in 1965. Frankly, I was freezing my titties off but I could have cared less. I was all packed up and I was on my way. Perchance it was my uncontrollable shivering that aroused the suspicion of the airport staff . . . Did I ever tell you about the last time I was in your little country? I was on a mission to locate the perfect ensemble. Honeys, I wanted "The Look", and I wanted it bad. So I hit Chelsea in search of Bazaar. Hmm, Mary Quant must have been operating from new premises by then because the King's Road yielded only stores I could have found in any mall back in Baltimore. The Gap? Please, I spit on The Gap! Next stop Carnaby Street. My old scrapbook is filled with pictures of Patti Boyd wearing outfits by Sally Tuffin and Marion Foale. Well, their boutique must be in some other Carnaby Street, because the one in London was full of shops selling sportswear. In my view that gear should only be worn when playing sports. And who in their right mind would wanna do that?! My nationwide search led me to Bath. For shopping, forget it. But I did happen upon The Museum Of Costume and that's where I found it - the dress of my dreams, a crisp linen shift printed in terra cotta and navy blue with a cutaway nylon mesh midriff. It was a case of I see it, I like it I want it! I wrestled that mannequin to the ground and had that dress in my bag before you could say Alexander Plunkett-Green. . . . Anyway, before I knew it, two security guards had me in a straight- jacket and here I am again on my ward back on librium. Within a few weeks I'll be way too big for that dress again. Oh well, there's always next time. What does one have to do to get a copy of Elisabeth's CD EP? What tracks are on it and will I ever know what she sounds like? Or will I have to rely on my imagination? I'm good at that. A.V.T. xxx -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 23:25:40 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Lovey Kravezit, don't we all! Boom Boom! Consulted a local Dean Martin expert who kindly allowed me to check the credits and play the delightfully named "Lovey Kravezit" from Dean Martin's "The Silencers" soundtrack. A Greenfield-Keller tune, produced Jimmy Bowen and arranged by Ernie Freeman or Gene Page. Dean (wisely?-I've not heard The Everly Brothers version) does not sing, the track is played as an instrumental with some girl backing singers softly chorusing Lovey, Lovey, Lovey Kravezit... kravez my love. Not unpleasant although agreed not one of the writing team's greatest. Can't really believe that the Bro's were compelled to release the track, no obvious Warner Brothers connection. I'd guess just a poor management choice for a B Side. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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