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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Nick DeCaro 45s / The Grads
           From: Mikey 
      2. Re: Nick DeCaro on 45 / The Grads
           From: Martin Roberts 
      3. Re: Disbanded but not forgotten
           From: Richard Havers 
      4. The Hobbits
           From: Sylvain 
      5. Re: Crewe, Gaudio & the 4 Seasons
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      6. Re: Eddie Rambeau & Bob Crewe
           From: Martin Roberts 


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 07:13:36 -0500
   From: Mikey 
Subject: Re: Nick DeCaro 45s / The Grads

Paul, re Nick DeCaro related 45s:
> There's one...by 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...

>>>>>>Could someone play The Grads to Musica....please?

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Message: 2 Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 18:41:57 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Nick DeCaro on 45 / The Grads Bill Reed: > 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! Hi Bill, You might have to reconsider. The Grads' earlier Valiant release - "Once Again" (wr. DeVorzon-Chandler) b/w "White Stepple" (wr. Chandler- McKendry) - was arranged by Perry Botkin Jr. "Everything In The Garden" is the Greenway song but the record is more fondly known (at least by Ian and I) for the B Side, Goffin & King's "Stage Door". Placed your bid on eBay yet? :) Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 09:22:16 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Disbanded but not forgotten Kingsley.....there's a Fairports thread developing here! Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 13:24:14 -0000 From: Sylvain Subject: The Hobbits Hello, I was told today that the HOBBITS' 3rd album, which was supposed to have come out on Jimmy Curtiss own Perception label in 1969 has in fact never appeared (and this despite the fact that all discographies list it as a "real" album). Any confirmation about this, and if I should drop this now long quest of mine? Have you ever seen this album? Thanx for the help. Sylvain / Switzerland -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 12:52:03 -0000 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Re: Crewe, Gaudio & the 4 Seasons We, quite rightly seem to have agreed of the worth of Bob Crewe as an excellent producer...BUT...in terms of the Seasons, what about the worth of Bob Gaudio? Whilst he worked with BC on all the early stuff, it was Bob that took up the mantle, writing and co-producing most of the tarcks that have been mentioned as faves by this group. Certainly Crewe had an extremely commercial ear, but surely the melodies and fine mid-later productions maintained and extended the position of the group. I believe that BG was the true architect of the longevity, after a fine flying start from BC...oh, yes, and Frankie's unique voice sure helped somewhat!! Kingsley PS Nice to see Iain Matthews & Matthews Southern Comfort get a mention - Fine, fine, group. I'd heartily recommend Iain's lastest CD - 'The Iain Ad-Venture' that he has cut with Dutch Guitarist Ad VanderVeen. I saw them live last year - Iain's voice is still superb, as is his choice of music, and Ad is one of the best and most lyrical guitarist's I've seen in a very long time. Iain now lives just outside Amsterdam, and there is some possibility of him cutting an album with Richard Thompson. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 20:18:17 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Eddie Rambeau & Bob Crewe Upon reading Eddie's comments, I discovered my copy of his "Concrete and Clay" LP is the ultra rare one. This cover was used on the "DynoVoice Story" CD. Mine has the DynoVoice logo bottom right and small drill hole bottom left. Shame! There are 11 pictures on the back all very nicely posed, 04 have Eddie on a stool. I think the front cover looks okay, quite the tough guy in fact! A Wall Of Eddie. Can I take it from his comments that he won't be joining the Bob Crewe fan club?! Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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