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Spectropop - Digest Number 738

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 17 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. The Liquid Room-01/05/03
           From: David Ponak 
      2. < < < Party Video Talk > > >
           From: Team Spectropop 
      3. Re: Lovey Kravezit / The Silencers
           From: Phil Milstein 
      4. Re: <<< Party Talk >>> and Elisabeth's CD
           From: Martin Roberts 
      5. Re: Lovey Kravezit - the saga continues!
           From: Steve Harvey 
      6. Re: (not) The 4 Seasons
           From: Billy G Spradlin 
      7. Re: < < <  Party Talk > > >
           From: James Botticelli 
      8. Re: 4 Seasons / Johnny Cymbal
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      9. Rain 'Out Of My Mind'
           From: Vlaovic B 
     10. Re:  Artie Wayne's Smash 45
           From: Artie Wayne 
     11. Re Four Seasons / Johnny Cymbal
           From: Justin McDevitt 
     12. Re: Chuck Barris; Eddie Rambeau
           From: Rosemarie Edwards 
     13. Re: (not) The 4 Seasons
           From: Charles Ellis 
     14. Re: Paul Hampton; Deltairs; Four Seasons
           From: Mike Miller 
     15. Re: Four Seasons
           From: Andrew Jones 
     16. Re: Neil Sedaka
           From: Tom 
     17. Re: Scepter listings
           From: Eddy Smit 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 09:17:16 -0800
   From: David Ponak 
Subject: The Liquid Room-01/05/03

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 

The Liquid Room 01/05/03

1.The Association/Come On In
Birthday (WB)

2.Tom Jones/Tom Jones International (Readymade 524 Mix)
Mr. Jones (V2-Japan)

3.Ingfried Hoffman/Robbi, Tobbi und das Flliewatuut
Robbi, Tobbi und das Flliewatuut (soundtrack) (Diggler-Germany)

4.Katerine/8eme Ciel
8eme Ciel (Universal-France)

5.Riviera/I See The Morning In Your Eyes (Strauss Mix)
Sound Of Garden 2 (various artists) (Philter-Japan)

6.Halfby/No Connection B-JR
Halfworks (Second Royal-Japan)

7.Gimmicks/California My Way
Brasilian Samba (Universal-Japan)

8.James Brown/Call Me Superbad (Cornelius re-work)
Ultimate Remixes (Universal-Japan)

9.Maki Nomiya/Never On Sunday
Lady Miss Warp  (Gemmatika-Japan)

10.Tom Tom Club/Lorelei
Tom Tom Club (Sire)

11.Gal Costa/Tuareg
Gal Costa (Phillips-Japan)

Autumn Mind (Philter-Japan)

13.Fantastic Plastic Machine/Why Not?
(single) (Avex-Japan)

14.Chaps/Ascension To Virginity
Spinout 6T's (various artists) (Universal Japan)

15.Seksu Roba/Telephone
Eenie Meenie sampler (Eenie Meenie)

16.Heaven Bound with Tony Scotti/I Kept On Loving You
Roger Nichols & Paul Williams Songbook (Universal-Japan)

17.Elektel/Better Sound For Better Kindness Remix
Space Travel with Teddy Bear (Sucre-Japan)

18.The 88/How Good It Could Be

19.DJ Me DJ You/New You
Can You See The Music (Eenie Meenie)

20.Yasuharu Konishi/Main Street Electrical Parade Theme
Readymade Digs Disney (Walt Disney Records-Japan)

21.Qypthone/Jazz Ru Kokoro
Montuno No. 5 (Happiness-Japan)

22.Elis Regina w/Tom Jobim/Aguas De Marco
Elis Regina for Café Apres-mide (Universal-Japan)

23.Miho & Smokey/Bocoche
Tempo de Amor-Songs by Baden Powell (Afro Sambas)

24.Baden Powel/Tempo De Amor (Samba Do Veloso)
Os Afros Sambas (Kardium-France)

25.Mansfield/Il Ne Faut Pas Vivre Seui
Golden Hour (Readymade International-Japan)

26.Pisano & Ruff/The Drifter
Under The Blanket (A&M)

27.The Beach Boys/Cotton Fields-Heroes & Villians
Live  At Knebworth 1980 (Victor-Japan)

28.Jack Jones/Light My Fire
Where Is Love? (RCA)

29.Optiganically Yours/Held
Afternoon Tea Music-Green Note Tea (Polystar-Japan)

30.Sweet Robots Against The Machine/Latte & Macaron
Towa Tei (Avex-Japan)

31.Kirinji/Simon Smith And His Dancing Bear
Omnibus (Warner Music-Japan)

Yum Yum (Melody Resort-Denmark)

33.David Holmes/Getting The Gold
Analyze That (soundtrack) (TVT)

34.Hooper/Pour Something On Your Stereo
Shypoo EP (Poltroon Recordings-UK)

35.Yukari Fresh/Haricot Beans
Tres Folis Hat (Escalator-Japan)

36.Monsieur Blumenburg/Overture
The Swingers Unlimited (re Musica-Japan)

37.Johnny Harris/Fragments Of Fear
Movements (WB-UK)

38.Saint Etienne/Soft Like Me
Finisterre (Mantra/XL)

39.Hideki Kaji/Separate Ways (Acoustic Version)
A Long Weekend (Trattoria-Japan)

40.Mondialito/Veil Of Winter
Pop Comes Up! Bluebadge Compilation Vol. 2 (Bluebadge-Japan)

41.The Doodletown Pipers/A Hard Day's Night
Here Come... (Epic)

42.Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Movin' On
Someday Man (Reprise)

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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 00:51:10 -0000 From: Team Spectropop Subject: < < < Party Video Talk > > > Dear Members, If you weren't at the Spectropop Party on Saturday, below is a list of what you missed on the big screen in the downstairs video lounge: Several FOUR TOPS bits Several TEMPTATIONS bits EXCITERS Tell him DION Ruby baby LONNIE DONEGAN Jack of diamonds LULU The only one DUSTY SPRINGFIELD Every day I have to cry GEORGIE FAME Yeh yeh THEM Baby please don't go ESTHER PHILIPS I could have told you VENIECE STALKS Everything he needs LITTLE MILTON Man loves too DON BRYANT Sweet baby talk JACKIE WILSON No pity (in the naked city) ETTA JAMES Only time will tell DUSTY SPRINGFIELD You lost the sweetest boy McCOYS Hang on sloopy HONDELLS Little Honda DOBIE GRAY The in crowd ETTA JAMES Something's gotta hold on me CARLA THOMAS Another night without my man BOBBY VEE Run to him ESTHER PHILIPS And I love him RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS You're my soul and inspiration CARNATIONS I'm so glad to be in love MERSEYBEATS Fools like me DOLLS And that reminds me MAJOR LANCE Monkey time CARLA THOMAS Comfort me HOLLIES Here I go again MITTY COLLIER I had a talk with my man BEACH BOYS Don't worry baby SONNY & CHER It's the little things SAM COOKE You send me LULU Shout DOLLS The reason why ANNETTE FUNICELLO Tall Paul PATTI LABELLE & THE BLUEBELLES Over the rainbow HOLLIES Baby that's all DION & THE BELMONTS Teenager in love CONNIE FRANCIS Who's sorry now FOUR SEASONS Big girls don't cry PETULA CLARK Downtown BEACH BOYS California girls RADIANTS Voice your choice TOYS Lover's concerto MARY WELLS My guy MERSEYBEATS Don't turn around ED BYRNES & CONNIE STEVENS Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb NANCY SINATRA Sugar town POPPIES I wonder why MARVIN GAYE Can I get a witness JACKIE DESHANNON What the world needs now is love FONTELLA BASS Rescue me BLOSSOMS I like it like that NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD Some velvet morning Partygoers owe thanks to Keith for putting the compilation together, to Phil for the use of the projection equipment, to Ian for installing it and to Mick for supplying the footage. Great party! The Spectropop Team -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 18:58:45 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Lovey Kravezit / The Silencers Martin Roberts wrote: > 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. With all due gratitude for the offering, I think we'd all benefit from a posting of the movie's title theme as well. I'm not sure who got to sing it on the soundtrack, but excellent versions exist by Chuck Jackson and, in a legendary Scopitone performance, Joi Lansing. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 00:16:07 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: <<< Party Talk >>> and Elisabeth's CD Amber: > . . . 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. Dear Amber, Please wipe the tears from your eyes and put on a happy face. I'm sure you'd have looked gorgeous in your frock but there will be other Spectropop parties. Maybe even one in your own U.S. of A. Elisabeth's CD EP is, like herself, a bit of a treasure. It appears it was made as a party souvenir but I'm sure if you were to write to her at and tell her your sad story she could not refuse you a copy. She must have a few spares. Write to her and ask for information. The CD really is fab, containing six songs you may know - "Lost Winter's Dream", "I Feel Love Comin' On", "The Bubble Broke", "It May Be Winter Outside" (a real jumper this one), "Walking In The Rain" and "Take Me Away". Sorry they came to take you away Amber, but listening to these six tracks should brighten your gloom. Love, Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 16:15:35 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Lovey Kravezit - the saga continues! Wasn't the Silencers a Warner Brothers film? I could have sworn there was a Dino version on one of his lps. I first heard it by the Everlys, then saw the soundtrack version and finally by Old Bloodshot Eyes. It's not a bad tune, but a little over the top in terms of production. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 00:46:49 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: (not) The 4 Seasons I have this 45 - and I found out that the backing group on "Cry For Me" isnt the Seasons, its the Angels (listen for those great "Dont Go Babyeeeeee"). "Cry For Me" sounds like something Gaudio/Crewe threw together for a quickie B-side but Frankie never let a bad song get in the way of his awesome vocal talents. (he could sing the phonebook ya know?) One of my favorite 4-Seasons sound alike was the Bon-Aires "Bye-Bye" on Rust 5077, 1964. I only have an Mp3 of it - does anyone have the producer/arragner info? Being on Rust Records, im wondering if theres any Bright Tunes (aka The Tokens) involvement??? The Seasons also did a great DJ promo for Cousin Brucie - its on the OOP Rarities Volume 1 CD from Rhino. The thing I admire about most of the Seasons 60's work is that they even gave radio commercials and promos a great first class performance. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 19:53:34 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: < < < Party Talk > > > Amber wrote: > 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........ Fact or fiction? I'm close to a couplea bulimics. I really really wanna know. JB/trying to shave off a few from the male love handle dept.! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 21:02:11 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: 4 Seasons / Johnny Cymbal Bob Rashkow writes: > Johnny Cymbal as The Eye-Full Tower: I have a DJ copy of the > SSS Written for his wife Carol who was called "Cubby" by family and friends. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 20:41:38 -0500 From: Vlaovic B Subject: Rain 'Out Of My Mind' Can any Northern Soul types out there help me.....Was the record 'Out Of My Mind' by Rain a Northern Soul 'hit'? I thought I'd noted it on a compilation once, but wasn't sure and in fact couldn't believe it! It was a track by the Canadian group Rain circa 1971. It charted in Canada but I wouldn't really think it was Northern material. BTW it featured my fave 70s vocalist, Charity Brown. Thanks -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 18:03:24 -0800 (PST) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Artie Wayne's Smash 45 Jeff......Thanks for playing " Automated Man" to Musica. I must have recorded it in the sixties......I don't remember a thing about it !!!!! regards and a happy new year, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 20:20:56 -0700 From: Justin McDevitt Subject: Re Four Seasons / Johnny Cymbal Re Bob Rashkow's three Four Seasons favorites - Save it For Me recalls fond memories of returning to the US after an extended time in Nepal as a US government brat and feeling like I'd reached stateside Nirvana, having lived in a radio nomansland, listening to fade in and out BBC broadcasts and finally returning to good old bona fide A-apple pie US jock radio, Home of the Good Guys. For three days, my ear was glued to WIBG Philadelphia and WABC New York, with little food, primarily because of en route travel illness and the remaining effects of the Kathmandu complaints, a condition of true lethargy and torpor brought on by occasional imbibing of the local water and the ingestion of the consequent bacteria. Back to the Four Seasons: I know it's kind of silly, but my favorite Seasons song is Candy Girl. Brings back memories of having sunburned feet compliments of South Jersey sunshine, and no sun block; (not yet available on my local drugstore shelf, in 1963). Justin McDevitt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 02:33:28 -0000 From: Rosemarie Edwards Subject: Re: Chuck Barris; Eddie Rambeau Mike Edwards wrote: < 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 - > 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! Thank you mike for mentioning my site - I am not sure how many people in the UK have ever heard of Eddie - but I am doing my best to make sure that a few more - soon will!... Eddie is just the greatest...yes I know I am completly and utterly biased...but then I am allowed - I have heard Summertime Guy - Thanks Bob - and think that is funny as 1962 was the year that I was born! - I agree about the talented guy bit - and would add kind and friendly to that as well! If anyone else know Eddie or remembers his music..please leave a message in our guest book as it would make his day! ... I am also trying to find out more about Ed - in order to promote the site (and feed my obsession) - Love to you All Rosemarie ( -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 02:54:42 -0000 From: Charles Ellis Subject: Re: (not) The 4 Seasons Billy G Spradlin wrote: > The Seasons also did a great DJ promo for Cousin Brucie - > it's on the OOP Rarities Volume 1 CD from Rhino. The thing I > admire about most of the Seasons 60's work is that they even > gave radio commercials and promos a great first class performance. By the way, Cousin Brucie STILL uses that great Four Seasons "Cousin Brucie 'Go-Go'" tune for his WCBS-FM show. It really says a lot about the man that such a major act like the Seasons took the time to record an intro theme just for him. You certainly didn't see the Fab Four doing THAT for the so-called (and self-promoting!) "Fourth Beatle" Murray the "K"! Phil Milstein wrote: > Anyone know where I can find a (more or less) comprehensive > Scepter 45s discography? Try - enter "Scepter" and then search for all their 45s. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 23:23:24 EST From: Mike Miller Subject: Re: Paul Hampton; Deltairs; Four Seasons Hello Country Paul the song "trance" was on the topix label as by Billy Dixon and the Topics. The flipside is "I am all alone". the songs were performed entirely by the Four Seasons in 1961. the "Topics" was just another alias that they used before the "Four Seasons" name actually stuck. there are at least 7 other singles on the Topix label that were produced by Bob Crewe and all had involvement of the "Four Seasons to be". They also did extensive backup vocals for other labels during this period (all Crewe productions) as they were the "house band" for Crewe at the time. They have backed up Lenny O'henry, Troy Keyes, (O'henry and Keyes may be the same person), Chuck Jackson, Kevin McQuinn, Scott Oberle, Larry Santos, Gigi Parker, Frankie Nolan, Matthew Reid, Hedy Sontag, John Corey, Wade Flemons, Larry Lee, Van Trevor, Hal Miller, and more. its entirely possible that we will never know exactly who they backed up for sure as no one is talking about it and those that have claim that it was too long ago and they have forgotten all of the various artists, projects, and songs. many of the songs were of a northern soul type music which may explain why they were able to incorporate this feel into their many songs of later. As for soundalikes, there are at least over 100 such songs that I know of. I have many, but still need 30-40 to fill out the collection. Their influence on music was much deeper than at first thought, and many of the Gaudio-Crewe compositions, even apart from one another, stand up very well over time. Yet quite a few were not popular at the time of release (example: " Growin Up Too Fast" by Diane Renay). The release of Comme Si Bella/This Is Real on Cindy Records from 1958 was, as you said, by Frankie Valle and the Romans. The Romans had a number of members. around this time it may have been Frankie Valli, Tom DeVito, Charlie Calello (he wrote Comme Si Bella with another guy), and the fourth member is unknown at this time. Mike Miller, doowopdaddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 23:38:58 -0500 (EST) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Re: Four Seasons Back during the early Seventies when I was a kid, our local Woolworth store had a whole bin devoted to oldies, and a good percentage of them were by the 4 Seasons - and that's how I really became a 4 Seasons fan. I love just about all their stuff, but my two all-time favorite Seasons tracks are (oddly enough) two of their lesser hits - "Save It For Me" and "Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me)". At least those are the two that I'll pause and listen to when they come on the radio. On a related note: While Dee "Raindrops" Clark was recording at Chicago-based Constellation Records, Bob Gaudio wrote - and Gaudio and Frankie Valli produced - a Clark single called "Come Closer". The other Seasons don't appear on the track at all, but it's one of Gaudio's better compositions, and it's available on the Collectables CD "Dee Clark: Golden Classics." (I heartily recommend the whole CD, in fact.) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 07:21:18 -0000 From: Tom Subject: Re: Neil Sedaka As a huge Neil Sedaka fan, I will tackle the question in the last digest. "All The Words in the World" is a great little catchy tune which remains fairly unknown to many. As far as I can tell, it was never released as a single. I peg it as one of the many unreleased '50s and '60s recordings by Sedaka that didn't start to turn up until his come-back. When I made a personal Sedaka compilation last year, I tried to figure out where to place "All the Words in the World". After listening to it a few times and comparing it with the sound of his other recordings from this particular time period, I decided that the recording is most likely from around 1962. That would be my guess! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 08:39:51 +0100 From: Eddy Smit Subject: Re: Scepter listings Phil M: > Anyone know where I can find a (more or less) comprehensive > Scepter 45s discography? 420 entries right here: Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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