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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Disbanded but not forgotten
           From: Javed Jafri 
      2. Eddie Rambeau's answer
           From: Rosemarie Edwards 
      3. Re: Nick DeCaro 45s / The Grads
           From: Bill Reed 


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 23:05:20 -0500
   From: Javed Jafri 
Subject: Re: Disbanded but not forgotten

Justin McDevitt:
> The 1st LP that I happened upon was Seatrain's self-titled LP
> from 1970...

I have this album too Justin and my favorite tracks are 13 Questions, 
Song of Job and Out Where the Hills. Have not played it in a long 
long time and maybe I should soon.

> The second LP that I dug out was "Later That Same Year", by
> Matthew's Southern Comfort...

Another favorite from my Youth and I still have my well worn copy. I 
got the album not for the cover hit of "Woodstock" but the song "Mare 
Take Me Home". I enjoy most of the album but not "Woodstock".

Ian Mathews was a alumni of Fairport Convention and I'm trying to 
recall an album by Sandy Denny and The Bunch ( ??) from the early 70's 
which was comprised of covers of old rock'n roll songs. I remember 
hearing some tracks on  CHUM FM and wanting to buy the album but never 
did. I was also rummaging through my old vinyl collection a while ago 
and rediscovered two 45's of interest, One was a cover of "Rag Doll" by 
Steeleye Span and the other a version of "Sally Go Round The Roses" by 

> I also came upon a well-worn copy of the 1st or 2nd LP by Grin,
> one of Washington DC's local favorites in the late 60s--early
> 70s...

White Lies has always been a fovorite of mine. I have The best of Grin 
on the Spindizzy label. Nils was also a member of Crazy Horse on their 
first album and of course worked extensively with Neil Young.

> Last but not least, I found what I believe is their 1st LP, by
> none other than Batdorf and Rodney, a folk-rock band...

I remember Batdorf and Rodney. There seemed to be a virtual explosion 
of folksy duos in the wake of the success of Seals and Corfts/ Brewer 
and Shipley. Does anyone recall Vigrass and Osborne or Tufano and 
Giamarese (ex Buckinghams) or Aztec Two Step or Cashman and West.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane Justin.

Ps  was there also not a Banana and the Bunch which included Banana 
from the Youngbloods and did they release an LP of old rock'n roll 
covers? Yes well the old memory is starting to fade a bit.


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Message: 2 Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 04:28:13 -0000 From: Rosemarie Edwards Subject: Eddie Rambeau's answer Leonardo: > The Eddie Rambeau LP on Dynovoice also had two covers, the more > common large Eddie photo and the ultra rare black cover with the > many pictures of Eddie Dancing... Leonardo , I have passed your questions on to Ed - and here is his reply... "It's just as well that you don't have the ultra rare black cover, I hated it. There we so many great photos taken for the cover of "Concrete and Clay" album and Bob Crewe, my record producer, decided to pick the worse shot and then superimposed me over a wall of bricks. It looked dreadful. I'm sure that's why when they re- released the album, they decided to put together a group of shots that were originally on the back cover...and place them on the front. It's still not great, but it's much better than the original." > Any reason why Eddie changed his name for the wonderful Good Morning > Sunshine 45 on Dynovoice to Eddie Hazelton? The stock copy of that > 45 with the b-side song is quite rare. Would love to hear the B-side. "Another Bob Crewe brainstorm was to change my name from Eddie Rambeau to Eddie Hazleton for the 45 release of Good Morning Starshine from "Hair". I was dead set against it, but he insisted. The record also had a group of annoying children singing silly baby talk. The record bombed. Then, while I was in California, Bob took my voice off (as well as the children) and had Oliver re-record it. It became a smash. I can't even remember what was on the B-side." Regards, Eddie Rambeau -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 05:53:31 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Re: Nick DeCaro 45s / The Grads Paul, re Nick DeCaro related 45s: > There's The Grads 'Everything in the Garden', don't know > the record...I think it's the Greenaway/Cook song...Produced by > Tommy LiPuma & arranged by Nick DeCaro... Thanks for catching that. The Grads, BTW, happen to be an early version of The Sandpipers, who LiPuma and DeCaro went on to have a fair degree of success with a couple of years later after this circa 1966 recording. I had always assumed that the Grads were a LiPuma/ DeCaro project, and now I know. Thanks! You'll note that in the final days of the Sandpipers on A&M, LiPuma is no longer on board as producer. I've been told some fairy amusing stories, by those who were there, regarding the group becoming rankled with LiPuma because he made the Saandpiper's records sound sooooo good, by adding additional studio singers, that they were unable to reproduce them in live performances. Bill Reed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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