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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
                   http://www.spectropop.com/Jamie.htm
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There are 20 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Bubblegum Awards TONITE, tickets available at door
           From: Kim Cooper 
      2. Vacant Lot
           From: Bill Craig 
      3. Best falsetto ever?
           From: Stuart Miller 
      4. Re: Best falsetto ever?
           From: Richard Havers 
      5. Re: Renaissance
           From: Steve Harvey 
      6. Re: more on Lovey
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      7. Eddie Rambeau site
           From: Rosemarie Edwards
      8. Re: Full Treatment
           From: James Botticelli 
      9. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop Updates.
           From: Martin Roberts 
     10. Re: Best falsetto ever?
           From: Shawn Baldwin 
     11. Larry Henley
           From: Guy Lawrence 
     12. Re: Best falsetto ever?
           From: Vincent Degiorgio 
     13. Re: Seasonal Similitude / The Rumbles
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
     14. Re: Renaissance
           From: Freeman Carmack 
     15. Re: Best falsetto ever?
           From: Shawn Baldwin 
     16. Rock deaths
           From: Dan Hughes 
     17. Re: Larry Henley
           From: Dan Hughes 
     18. Re: Duos
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     19. Re: More Q & A
           From: Art Munson 
     20. Eric Records
           From: Country Paul 


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Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 08:18:12 -0800
   From: Kim Cooper 
Subject: Bubblegum Awards TONITE, tickets available at door

Tonite (1-18) is the night--the Bubblegum Achievement Awards will commence 
at 9pm at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.  Dinner is sold out, but we have
arranged to sell a limited number of awards-only tickets at the door for 
people who arrive no later than 8:45 pm.  Each ticket is $55 and must be
paid with cash or check.  Come see honorees Artie Ripp of Buddah Records, 
Toni Wine of the Archies and Mark Volman of the Turtles, and live 
performances from David Lovering, Bobby Conn, Monotrona, Canned Hamm and 
burlesque cutie Ginger Goldmine.  Free goodies for everyone, nutty contests,
pink cocktails, and a chance to meet and greet the Bubblegum Queen and her 
newly-crowned King.

The Magic Castle is at 7001 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028.  The phone 
there is (323) 851-3313.  Valet parking costs $6.  Someone from the event
will come upstairs to escort you to the Inner Sanctum, so you must be prompt. 
On arrival, please identify yourself to the hostess as an unticketed
guest of the Bubblegum Ball, and don't forget to check out the dress code 
restrictions on our website or the Magic Castle's link before you pick your
attire: http://www.bubblegum-music.com

We hope to see you at the Castle,
Kim




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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 16:25:57 -0000 From: Bill Craig Subject: Vacant Lot Somewhat related to the Four Seasons threads, does anyone have any info on a 45 from 1968 by a band called The Vacant Lot on Roulette? The song was "I Blew It", I think there was a Seasons connection. Thanks, Bill Craig R.I.P. Maurice Gibb -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 17:13:36 -0000 From: Stuart Miller Subject: Best falsetto ever? Country Paul wrote: > Meaning what, Stuart? That every male falsetto lead would be a Seasons > soundalike? I do have other records in my collection Paul besides the Seasons. This is entirely subjective of course but I thought that Larry Henley had a very poor voice. I just could never take the group seriously because of that, although if you asked me to justify as to how I ended up buying the majority of their releases, then I couldn't give you an answer. If that was my falsetto, I just wouldn't have the guts to get up in front of an audience, but hey, hats off to Larry (boom boom), he did it. But, you got me thinking. Here's my list of the best falsettoists to have graced popular music: ! Frankie Valli 2 Brian Wilson 3 Bob Miranda 4 Jay Seigel 5 John Carter 6 Donnie Elbert 7 Eddie Kendricks 8 Carl Wilson 9 Lou Christie 10 Del Shannon 11 Tiny Tim 12 Larry Henley 13 Jimmy Summerville 14 Barry Gibb 15 Russell Thompkins I'm sure there will be many that will disagree. Stuart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 17:41:48 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Best falsetto ever? Two to add: Adrian Baker, Beach Boys band member, solo artist, Liquid Gold, Gidea Park (who incidentially had two fair-sized British hits with "Beach Boy Gold" & "Seasons of Gold" in 1981) and Matt Jardine (Al's son and a fine, fine singer) Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 10:06:13 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Renaissance Annie Haslam seems to be living near me, in the Philly area. Every Dec. she does a Christmas show at the Keswick Theater. Speaking of folk-rock and the Four Seasons, Steeleye Span did a version of "Rag Doll". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 18:19:31 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: more on Lovey Country Paul wrote: > I remain amazed that a song as lame as "Lovey Kravezit" > has had so many lives. Phil Milstein: > Lame? We're all entitled to our own opinions. I find it a > very pleasant example of cheeseball mid-'60s superupbeat > semi-instrumental pop. What the world needs now is Lovey. The world is "kravin'" it. Vic Dana's version is now playing on musica. Jeff Lemlich http://www.limestonerecords.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 19:18:13 -0000 From: Rosemarie Edwards Subject: Eddie Rambeau site Country Paul wrote: > Rosemarie, the Eddie Rambeau site is a treat. Nice links, > too (got to Teddy & the Pandas from it; Spectropop is also > linked). Paul - Thank you for your kind comments about our site - Eddie sent me the remainder of his CDs yesterday - I now have all 11 - and am trying to listen them. I am glad you found the link to Teddy & the Pandas - it was our first link - and came from Bob - on this group. (I am going to order a CD from them soon as I really liked their music) We are going to launch (probably tonight) - a Yahoo group for Eddie's fan club. Rosemarie (Leeds UK) http://www.edrambeau.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 14:12:31 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Full Treatment Bob Rashkow wrote: > Let's hear it for David Ponak......Wish I > lived in L.A. so I could listen to The Liquid Room > every week! See if you can find his group's CD. They are called The Mello Cads. "Soapland" is a masterpiece! JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 20:40:37 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop Updates. Lots happening in Mr. Nitzsche's Magical, Musical World at present: Record Of The Week: This week's winner, Jerry Cole - "Every Window In The City" (Capitol), is a fine arrangement by Jack, combined with a good vocal by West Coast session man Jerry, on a superb Resnick and Young song. This week, a special offer: two tracks for the price of one! Visit Jack's pages at: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm Listen to Jerry Cole, and then follow the Irving Martin link to listen to Dave Walton's version. English producer Irving Martin's name might not be too well known with sixties record collectors, but it should be! ****Mike Ross if you're still listening could you get in touch please.**** Next week's choice for Record Of The Week should not be so difficult. Reminded of a biblical quote "...they know not what they have done". I'm going to put Daniel A. Stone back in the frame this time against another obscure release from The Buckshots. Now if you like novelty items vote for the Buckshots. On the other hand, if early New York soul a la Ben E. King is your bag, go for Albert. Hopefully this has tipped the balance! The new jingle at Nitzsche Radio, http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/jacknitzscheradio.htm ...is a rather groovy folk-rock styled interpretation of the KHJ ident. Two other pages have also been updated recently: Fans' Reviews at... http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/JackNitzscheFansReviews.htm ...features an informative piece by Les Peckham from the Guy Mitchell Appreciation Society, and Record Reviews at... http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/jacknitzscherecordreviews.htm ...features an earlier review of Jack Nitzsche's Lonely Surfer LP passed on to the site by Pipeline. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 15:01:46 -0600 From: Shawn Baldwin Subject: Re: Best falsetto ever? Country Paul wrote: > Meaning what, Stuart? That every male falsetto lead would > be a Seasons soundalike? Stuart: > I do have other records in my collection Paul besides the > Seasons...... But, you got me thinking. > Here's my list of the best falsettoists to have graced > popular music..[etc] Eddie Kendricks, Prince, Michael Jackson, Phillip Bailey, Maxwell. Shawn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 21:33:21 -0000 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Larry Henley I must add my voice to Country Paul's defence of the great Larry Henley. The Newbeats were one of those groups cursed with a downhill slope saleswise after an initial smash hit (the Kingsmen being another). Not quite one hit wonders, but still fighting a losing battle. They tried everything to match the success of "Bread & Butter", but what an entertaining ride it was - garage, Motown, folk rock, psychedelic pop, soft pop, bubblegum, and there were some real gems in there. The most thrilling moment in each one, though, is the moment Larry pipes up and just knocks you off your seat! If I could sit Larry Henley down and say one thing to him it would be - "thanks!!!". I didn't realise there were so many falsetto fans out there - I thought I was the only one! My all time favourite falsetto moment, better than even Larry Henley's entry in "Shake Hands..." has to be Lou Christie's second "...I can't stop!" on "Lightnin' Strikes". It's 42 seconds in - go check it out! Regards, Guy. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 15:58:43 -0800 From: Vincent Degiorgio Subject: Re: Best falsetto ever? A list without Russell Tompkins Jr of the Stylistics essentially voids the list. Thom Bell was once quoted as saying when he went up high, he needed aircraft to go get him Vincent -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 17:05:01 -0800 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: Seasonal Similitude / The Rumbles Doug on the Rumbles: > They released a Christmas record in 1965..."The Wildest Christmas" > /"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"...sounding very much like the Seasons. Doug, do you have this record? I've been looking for it for a couple of years now. Please e-mail me off-list at jeffrey_glenn@hotmail.com. Thanks! Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 20:23:37 -0500 From: Freeman Carmack Subject: Re: Renaissance Didn't Jane go on to sing in the group The Illusion with John Hawkens (after Blue Weaver left to join Bee Gees.) I knew a guy who interviewed Dave Cousins in college. We all went out after their show(tour for the GHOSTS album), with Cousins and Lambert in tow. Lambert sat in and jammed some blues tunes with a lounge group at the Hotel Roanoke, in '75. It was then that I learned that Hawkens was the pianist with the Nashville Teens. He was amazed that I knew who they were. I think I may have been one of 3 people who bought The Illusion when it came out, in '77. I lost it along the way. Freeman Carmack Worthington, Ohio -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 19:27:50 -0600 From: Shawn Baldwin Subject: Re: Best falsetto ever? From: Vincent Degiorgio: > A list without Russell Tompkins Jr of the Stylistics essentially voids > the list. Yes, you're so right! He still sounds GREAT! Shawn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 20:03:48 -0600 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Rock deaths Somebody sent this to me today.... Sometimes news of the death of rock musicians comes out late. But we would be remiss if we didn't mention the passing of Edward Farran of the Arbors from kidney failure on January 2, Mike LaNeve of the Happenings January 4 and Bernie Dwyer of Freddie & the Dreamers of cancer on December 4. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 20:09:44 -0600 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: Larry Henley Didn't the Newbeats' Larry Henley later write the song Wind Beneath My Wings? ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 21:16:43 -0500 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Duos Jimmy Bee gets an "A" ("A" is for Botticelli!). Loved the list of duos he took the time to put together..........but.........wasn't Pacific Gas & Electric a quintet??!! :-{ Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 18:37:28 -0800 From: Art Munson Subject: Re: More Q & A Two further questions for Art Munson: > Were the Fugitives he was in the band that recorded "Freeway" on Arvee? > It's one of my all-time favorite instrumentals. Nope, not the same band. Our band was about 1963-64. > Where was Art from in Connecticut? (I lived there for 24 years; it's a > great state. Not a lot of surf on Long Island Sound, though.) I'm from Litchfield and a smaller town a few miles away, East Morris. Yes it is a great state. My parents still live there and a few of my siblings. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 22:41:22 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Eric Records Did anyone here ever mention Eric Records? I've seen their 45's for years, but at http://www.ericrecords.com they've got some nice CD's available. Of interest here: "The Complete Hits of Vic Dana," "...of Tommy Edwards" and "...of Linda Scott," plus a bunch of 45's compilations - no real surprises in these, but a nice cross-section of tracks. No sign of their famous 45rpm reissues, though. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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