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Spectropop - Digest Number 756

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 20 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Best falsettos / Smokey Robinson
           From: Richard Williams 
      2. Re: Best Falsettos / Andy Pratt
           From: Phil Milstein 
      3. Be My French Baby
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      4. Re: Roy Wood
           From: Marc 
      5. Re: Sharon Marie Esparsa
           From: Bob Hanes 
      6. Re: Falsetto / High tenor distinction
           From: Stratton Bearhart 
      7. Re: Falsetto / Tenor
           From: Tony 
      8. Re: Best falsetto? Boys and Girls Together! / Pousette-Dart
           From: James Botticelli 
      9. Re: Bob Welch etc
           From: Norman 
     10. Re: Continental 4's "Day By Day" on CD
           From: Shawn Baldwin 
     11. Re: Irma Thomas - Back to mono!
           From: Mick Patrick 
     12. Re: Lee Hazlewood - The Complete MGM Recordings
           From: Roger Smith 
     13. Re: Lee Hazlewood - The Complete MGM Recordings
           From: Richard Havers 
     14. Irving and Dave
           From: Martin Roberts 
     15. Re: The Stephen Crane Village/The Full Treatment
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
     16. Re: Continental 4's "Day By Day" on CD
           From: Alexandra Dillard 
     17. Newbeats (was Re: Bob Welch etc)
           From: Doug 
     18. Crewe & King, Ben E.
           From: Roger Kaye 
     19. Label That Had To Happen Bob Crewe...
           From: Jeffrey Mlinscek 
     20. Falsettos, etc
           From: Bob Rashkow 


Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 09:09:51 +0000
   From: Richard Williams 
Subject: Re: Best falsettos / Smokey Robinson

James Botticelli! "A Fork in the Road"! Yes! Also the winner in the all-time
greatest B-sides division! But the best falsetto singing I ever heard, on or 
off disc, was Smokey live at the London Palladium 20-some years ago, singing
"Daylight and Darkness" -- a song almost as great as "Two Lovers" or "The 
Tracks of My Tears".

Richard Williams

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Message: 2 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 09:02:13 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Best Falsettos / Andy Pratt Country Paul wrote: > Hotcha! We've hit the era "when I first came into my fame," as Andy Pratt > sang in "Avenging Annie" ... And add it to the falsetto list. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 15:51:23 -0000 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Be My French Baby A friend of mine has asked me where he can find a French version of "Be My Baby". Now, if you lot don't have the answer.......!! Guy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 12:24:54 -0500 From: Marc Subject: Re: Roy Wood > Roy was born Ullyses Adrian Wood No, he was not. This was put in an early Move press release (I think) but it was a joke. Marc -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 10:08:25 -0800 (PST) From: Bob Hanes Subject: Re: Sharon Marie Esparsa Like Donna Loren, the parents of Sharon Marie Esparsa were none too thrilled about the idea of a career in show biz. According to Marilyn Rovell-Wilson- Rutherford and her husband Daniel, the "folks" kept her exposure to minimum. Domenic Priore in the Dumb Angel Gazette #3 published a publicity photo of Sharon. It may be the only one I've ever seen of her. My dear friend Derek Bill, had her phone number a few years ago. I was never able to come up with a good reason to contact her, and apparently neither did he. And finally, I'm sure Brad Elliott has had and audience with Sharon, along the way of his research, over the years. I'd love to read or hear an interview with her about working for Brian Wilson, in those halcyon years. The Right Reverend Bob, dumb angel chapel, The Church of the Harmonic Overdub -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 10:11:14 -0800 (PST) From: Stratton Bearhart Subject: Re: Falsetto / High tenor distinction I think it's important to make a clear distinction between falsetto and high tenor voices. This division in vocalese is most obvious in the voice of Stevie Wonder who RARELY sings falsetto (most obvious instance is apparent in "If You Really Love Me" on the refrain "gone- /from sight". And of course Smokey Robinson, who, with respect to Richard Williams, sang mostly in the high tenor range where the voice is pushed out from the chest cavity as oppossed to the nasal and head cavity in falsetto singing. Stratton --- wrote: > > ________________________________________________________________________ > ______________ > ______________ > ______________ > ______________ > ______________ S P E C T R O P O P > ______________ > ______________ > ______________ > ________________________________________________________________________ > Jamie LePage (1953-2002) > > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > > There are 25 messages in this issue. > > Topics in this digest: > > 1. Re: Rock passings > From: John S. Weathers > > 2. AOK Records > From: Bill George > 3. Re: Brian Wilson Productions > From: John S. Weathers > > 4. Re: Best falsetto ever? > From: Doo Wop Daddy > 5. Re: Best falsetto ever? / Duos (not!) / > Kenny Chandler > From: James Botticelli > > 6. Re: Rock passings > From: Jeff Lemlich > > 7. Re: Best Falsetto > From: Eric Charge > > 8. Re: Renaissance / Illusion > From: Eddy > 9. Re: Best falsetto > From: Richard Williams > > 10. Re: Penny Valentine review > From: Richard Havers > > 11. Re: Renaissance / Illusion > From: Matthew Kaplan > 12. Re: Best falsetto? > From: Mick Patrick > > 13. Re: Best falsetto ever? > From: James Botticelli > > 14. Re: Best falsetto? > From: Shawn Baldwin > > 15. Best falsetto songs > From: Mikey > 16. Falsettos > From: Kingsley Abbott > > 17. Best falsetto? > From: James Botticelli > > 18. Re: Lounge psych? Boyle/Doyle ? > From: Stephane Rebeschini > > 19. Lounge psych - Boyle/Doyle ? > From: Phil Milstein > 20. Continental 4's "Day By Day" on CD > From: Nick Archer > 21. Kenny Chandler's "It's My Party" > answer-song > From: Ian Chapman > 22. Re: Best falsetto songs > From: James Botticelli > > 23. Re: Continental 4 on CD > From: James Botticelli > > 24. Re: Lenny O'Henry and Troy Keyes ????? > From: Doo Wop Daddy > 25. Re: Bobby Boyle - Doyle ? > From: Jeff Lemlich > > > > ________________________________________________________________________ > ________________________________________________________________________ > > Message: 1 > Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 20:03:20 -0500 > From: John S. Weathers > Subject: Re: Rock passings > > Recent passings: Charlie Webber, trumpet player and > singer with original > Swingin' Medallions passed away Friday morning at > his home in SC. Also, > from SC local fame, Edwin Bayne of the Bojax passed > away in 2002. > > John S. Weathers > > > > ________________________________________________________________________ > ________________________________________________________________________ > > Message: 2 > Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 20:33:19 EST > From: Bill George > Subject: AOK Records > > Does anyone know anything about the 60s label AOK > out of Dallas? Particularly > a singer named Richard Lynn? A friend of mine is his > son, but his dad has > passed on and never talked much about his musical > career. Thanks. > > Bill > > > > ________________________________________________________________________ > ________________________________________________________________________ > > Message: 3 > Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 21:05:59 -0500 > From: John S. Weathers > Subject: Re: Brian Wilson Productions > > Plenty has been documented about the Honeys, but I > have never seen a photo > or read very much on Sharon Marie. She cut 2 singles > on Capitol in 1963 and > 1964, one of which (Thinkin' 'Bout You Baby) has the > same tune as the Beach > Boys' "Darlin'". All sides were produced by Brian > Wilson. Anyone have any > pictures or info on this lady? > > Thanks, > > John S. Weathers > > > > ________________________________________________________________________ > ________________________________________________________________________ > > Message: 4 > Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 21:40:34 EST > From: Doo Wop Daddy > Subject: Re: Best falsetto ever? > > What singer had the best falsetto? This is my top > 10: > > 1) frankie valli > 2) donnie elbert > 3) jay siegel > 4) eddie holman > 5) russell thompkins jr. > 6) eddie kendricks > 7) brian wilson > 8) lou christie > 9) maithe marshall williams > 10 bob miranda > > ..bubbling under > 11) angelo d'aleo > 12) earl lewis > 13) joe dibenedetto > 14) barry gibb > 15) adrian baker > > Who wants to come up with the best 10 falsetto songs > of all time??? > So many good singers, so many good songs.......... > > > > ________________________________________________________________________ > ________________________________________________________________________ > > Message: 5 > Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 21:48:38 -0500 > From: James Botticelli > Subject: Re: Best falsetto ever? / Duos (not!) / > Kenny Chandler > > Vincent Degiorgio wrote: > > A list without Russell Tompkins Jr of the > Stylistics essentially voids > > the list... > > === message truncated === __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! 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Message: 7 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 20:01:47 -0000 From: Tony Subject: Re: Falsetto / Tenor Stratton says: > I think it's important to make a clear distinction between falsetto > and high tenor voices. This is a point I was wondering about as I have been in two minds about nominating Ray Peterson .. specifically for "Come And Get It" .. RCA 1154 (UK number) from 1959. I recall reading that he had quite a wide octave range, and he certainly puts it to use in this song. With regard to the list of lyrics and the artists who sang them, from a short while ago, I believe I have not seen noted that the one about school (quite early in the list, maybe #4 but not gonna stake me life on it) is 'Graduation's Here' by the Fleetwoods. Tony -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 14:56:44 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Best falsetto? Boys and Girls Together! / Pousette-Dart Leonardo Flores wrote: > "Boys and Girls Together" By Johnny and The Expressions on Josie 949. > There the whole damn group is singing falsetto throughout the entire song... Absolutely...a vocal group of all falsettos...they had two other records on Josie as well. But Leonardo cites the bestest I think. Country Paul wrote: > (By the way, Pousette-Dart was one guy - Jon Pousette-Dart, another "next > big thing" from Boston.) My Lexington Ma. home boy Jon Curtis also played with Pousette-Dart (who used to live next door to me in Cambridge, back when Cambridge was palatable, but that's another story). Curtis and a few friends ran "Hootenannys" in various peoples' garages on occasional Saturday nights in '63-'65 Lexington where we partially believed in The Great Folk Music Scare....I THINK Joey Powers came from the Hoot School, or else appeared in a movie called "Hootenanny" or something like it. Memories are made of this! JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 07:04:44 +1030 From: Norman Subject: Re: Bob Welch etc Country Paul wrote: > Thanks, everybody, for the wonderful time travel of these last few digests > to back when I was "really" Country Paul. I've been smiling all night! Reading through Country Paul's post threw me back to those wonderful days! The mention of "Seatrain" and "McKendrie Spring" takes me back. Thank you for mentioning Bob Welch in reference to Fleetwood Mac. This was the stage that I rediscovered them via the "In Concert" TV series, and I still recognise Bob Welch as a crucial trigger to their raising from the flames. > "The Bunch," although to my ears a better concept than execution; Sadly, I thoroughly agree. From the day I bought the album I have that thought constantly in my head. Hence the reason why it is easy to have a favourite track. Mochilli, Thanks for a great rundown on The Newbeats. Although they had 3 hits here in my home town I only remember "Bread and Butter" and "Breakaway". "Everything's Alright" made top 40 but as I said I don't remember the song. An aside before I nick off. The Mention of the Tarney-Spencer Band reminds me of a couple of bands both Alan Tarney and Trevor Spencer were a part of during the sixties (being from my hometown). Johnny Broome and the Handels released a single "Do's and Don'ts". James Taylor Move had a wonderful single "Magic Eyes" b/w the brilliant Hendrix inspired "And I Heard The Fire Sing". Both groups included Kevin Peek. Norman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 14:45:41 -0600 From: Shawn Baldwin Subject: Re: Continental 4's "Day By Day" on CD Me: > Is the Continental 4's "Day By Day" on CD Nick Archer: > I just got this song on "Stone Soul Classics Vol. 1" from > Nina's Discount Oldies in Pennsylvania. Also, the Continental > Four's "Greatest Hits" CD can be had for $5.98 right now at: > BLESS YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT INFO! Shawn -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 20:52:12 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Irma Thomas - Back to mono! Country Paul wrote: > I heard a version of Irma Thomas' exquisite "Anyone Who Knows What > Love Is" today that I hadn't heard before. The hit version, so > rarely collected, is on the 1992 EMI best-of; this version, with > the same backing track but a more soul-oriented lead vocal, is on a > UK CD on Kent. Question: was this alternate version previously > released? Is it somehow identified differently from the original to > avoid confusion? (As some of you might know, the song was co- > written by Randy Newman - yep, him.) Hi Paul, sorry to contradict....BUT Irma Thomas' 1992 "Best Of" CD (EMI CDP-97988) does not contain the hit 45 version of the sublime "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)" (Imperial 66041), but the stereo version from her "Take A Look" LP (Imperial LP 12302). It's the mono single that carries the more soulful vocal. I just played all the versions and there's an easy way to tell the difference. At about 1 min 38 sec into the song, Irma sings "I feel so sorry for the ones who pity me" on the single. On the stereo LP / CD version, she sings the words "I JUST feel so sorry for the ones who pity me" instead. It is on this line that the "soulfulness" quotient differs most too. Worry not, the more soulful mono recording is contained on the CD "Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures, Volume 1" (Kent CDKEND 143). See the tracklist of that CD here: or read more about it here: For the record, this wonderful recording was written by Judith Arbuckle, Jeannie Seeley, Randy Newman and Pat Sheeran. It was arranged and conducted by H. B. Barnum and produced by Eddie Ray. The B-side was "Time Is On My Side". Surely a contender for the best soul two-sider of all time. Back to mono! MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 16:40:04 -0500 From: Roger Smith Subject: Re: Lee Hazlewood - The Complete MGM Recordings From: > At the tender age of 73, Lee Hazlewood has been enjoying a > fairly spectacular cult renaissance, lauded by the likes of > Primal Scream, Nick Cave, Pulp and Sonic Youth. I met his daughter a while back here in Orlando. My wife used to be her child's teacher. I maintain the Harry Nilsson web pages at: and I was sure that there was some Nilsson/Hazelwood connection. But I couldn't recall what it was while I was talking with her. When I got home, I checked the web site and found that the song "Best Move" on Nilsson's 1980 album "Flash Harry" is credited to Nilsson/ Parks/Hazlewood on the album cover. According to the BMI "Repertoire" database, the song was written by Harry Nilsson, Van Dyke Parks, and Lee Hazlewood. After a little thinking (and some research), I realized it's really Michael Hazlewood ("It Never Rains In Southern California") that co- wrote the song. Michael Hazlewood often worked with Van Dyke Parks. -- Roger -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 21:47:55 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Lee Hazlewood - The Complete MGM Recordings Roger Smith wrote: > After a little thinking (and some research), I realized it's really > Michael Hazlewood ("It Never Rains In Southern California") that co- > wrote the song. Michael Hazlewood often worked with Van Dyke Parks. Your post reminded me of something I had filed's not quite on message, but like everything on Spectropop it all seems to interconnect if we go on about it long enough! It's not been brought up to date and it's got some holes but it may stir the odd thought. Family Dogg In 1962 in Spain, two groups were continuously vying for top honours; Les Flaps, fronted by 23 year old Steve Rowland, and Albert Hammond's Los Diamond Boys, which led to the two leaders getting together to discuss the possibility of a male/female group. The idea was put in abeyance. Three years on Hammond and Mike Hazlewood met in Luxembourg while the latter was playing with Cyril Stapleton and they started writing together. By '66 Rowland had acted in films like 'The Battle Of The Bulge' and 'The Thin Red Line', successfully produced hits for Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, as well as a hit single for Geneveve. Still keen to perform, the American teamed up with Hazlewood, who claimed to be the Hon Sec of the Crawley Horticultural Society, and Hammond, who was born in Paddington, London, but grew up in Gibraltar and spoke fluent Spanish. They added 20 year old Pam Quinn, 'Zooey' who Rowland met in the Kenco Coffee Bar in London's Kings Road. In '67 the group released their first single, "Family Dogg", it failed to chart; a fact that may not have unduly worried Rowland as he was still busy producing other bands. He worked with The Magic Lanterns who had a No.29 hit in America with "Shame Shame". Rowland, Hazlewood and Hammond also lent vocal support on DDDBM&T's '67 hit "Zabadak". By the beginning of '69 blonde part-time singer Doreen De Veuve was the regular fifth member of the outfit, by which time none of their three releases had clicked, but in the spring "Way of Life" changed all that as it soared to No.6 in Britain. During its climb to the top ten De Veuve was replaced by the ex BBC TV Crackerjack girl from Solihull, Christine Holmes, who had just completed three and a half years in 'Charlie Girl' alongside Derek Nimmo, Anna Neagle and Gerry Marsden; Gerry had taken over from Joe Brown. She had released 5 singles on the Mercury label in '64/'65 with no success, a fate that would befall the singles that she would release after "Family Dogg", recording as Christine Sparkle. The "Family Dogg" follow-up single, Kenny Young's "Arizona", could not match their one off success and, as Irene Shoon replaced Zooey, the group soldiered on releasing more singles and a couple of albums. They were helped by session players Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Doris Troy, Madeline Bell, B.J Cole and Chris Spedding. By this time Rowland had also produced successful singles for The Herd as well as extending his formidable run with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich. Hammond and Hazlewood had written several hits for other acts including "Little Arrows" and "Gimme Dat Ding" for Leapy Lee and The Pipkins respectively, although they had primarily been penned for the children's TV show 'Oliver and the Overlord', and a hit for Joe Dolan, "Make Me An Island". Hammond & Hazlewood moved to America where Hammond got a record deal while they wrote songs. First, "Down By The River", a small hit at the end of '72, followed by "It Never Rains In Southern California" which climbed to No.5, '73 brought four more chart entries, the most successful Free Electric Band, which also made the UK top 20. '74 saw "Air Disaster" and "I'm A Train" also chart in America, the travel theme continued in '75 with the lowly placed "99 Miles From L.A."; later covered by Art Garfunkel. Hammond's writing partners extended to include Hal David with whom he co-wrote "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" for Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson; Carole Bayer Sager, who together wrote Leo Sayer's "When I Need You", Diane Warren, Graham Lyle and Living in a Box. In the 80s and 90s Hammond continued to be one of the world's most successful songwriters providing hits for Tina Turner, Aswad, Roy Orbison, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston and Starship, amongst others. In '92 artists like Jason Donovan and Rick Astley benefited from their writing talents, later in the 90s Hammond and Hazlewood helped write "Creep" for Radiohead. In the mid 80s Rowland was involved in one of his strangest production jobs, 'Kimera and The Operaraiders with The London Symphony Orchestra'. Kimera, a Korean Princess, singing in French enjoyed a fair measure of success in Europe. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 22:01:21 -0000 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Irving and Dave I've received mail from some Spectropopers but my question, "what did you think of Dave Walton's version of 'Every Window In The City'" has drawn a blank. I can only put this down to my abject failure in making myself clear! English has never been my first language but even fewer people understand Gobbledegook. Not many folk have IMO out-Nitzsched Nitzsche and I'd like to know the feelings of other Spectropoppers, so in an attempt to make the route to a great piece of UK pop clear.... 1. Go to Jack Nitzsche's Home page 2. In the Record Of The week box follow the link Irving Martin 3. Move your mouse over the Dave Walton label scan and click to hear "Every Window In The City". While waiting for it to play check out the discography. And if you could report back I'd be very grateful! Martin PS If the Buckshots fanatic would care to get in touch (off list) I'll sort something out! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 14:04:01 -0800 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: The Stephen Crane Village/The Full Treatment > Update: oops forgot to mention that it is Bobby Valli singing > the lead on "Hey Summer". Did they release any other 45's? The only other record listed for a Stephen Crane at is a 1984 45 on MCA: Headed For A Heartache/Victims Of Love (MCA 52462) Doesn't sound too promising. :-) And "Just Can't Wait" by The Full Treatment (A&M 878, 1967) is now playing on musica. Simply one of the best 45s in my collection. Very much in the same vein as The Parade; Mr. Roberds, were you involved with this at all or know anything about it? Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 14:15:08 -0800 From: Alexandra Dillard Subject: Re: Continental 4's "Day By Day" on CD I already have this CD. I purchased off of CD Universe, but I have found your website much more extensive when trying to locate music. PS: I am still looking for the duet by James Brown and Lyn Collins, This Guy - This Girl's In love. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 22:27:35 -0000 From: Doug Subject: Newbeats (was Re: Bob Welch etc) Norman wrote: > Mochilli, Thanks for a great rundown on The Newbeats. Although > they had 3 hits here in my home town I only remember "Bread and > Butter" and "Breakaway". "Everything's Alright" made top 40 but > as I said I don't remember the song. All this talk on the Newbeats and nobody has mentioned my fave song by them: "Run Baby Run." Doug -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 17:58:41 -0500 From: Roger Kaye Subject: Crewe & King, Ben E. The recent batch of Bob Crewe postings makes this seem like a good time to mention one of my favorite Bob Crewe productions - Ben E. King's "Rough Edges" LP on Maxwell. What was up with this LP. I picked it up in the late 80s shortly after "Stand By Me" had hit again, and I figured it would be some nice light covers of the Beatles, Dylan, Bobbyy Russell, etc. So I drop it on the turntable and it sounds like Ben E.'s fronting Funkadelic or the Chambers Brothers. Nothing like his Drifter's days. Unfortunately there's no information on the album besides "Produced and Directed by Bob Crewe". Does anyone know who was playing on this records? And what were they thinking when they put it out. I can understand trying to turn Mitch Ryder into a Vegas act, but Ben E. King doing Wilson Pickett (circa Hey Jude) doesn't compute here. Roger -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 19:35:25 -0500 From: Jeffrey Mlinscek Subject: Label That Had To Happen Bob Crewe... Hi, Do I remember correctly that there were people on the list who were unable to obtain the Bob Crewe - Dynovoice Story CD? Well, I received mine today from CD Universe. Here's a link to order: Jeff M -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 19:42:33 -0500 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Falsettos, etc If anyone on the list happens to have this recording on cassette (or by some miracle on CD) could they please post it to musica if they get a chance? Thank you. Sunny Sunday Dream - Lincoln Street Exit (1968) Wild trippy stuff from a Southern garage band who, I understand, actually had an LP on Mainstream I think. If I had the facilities I'd post it myself, it's one of my favorites! Among the attendees at the Bubblegum Awards according to Artie Wayne were Rinde, Ripp, Wayne and Wine! (not necessarily in that order- doesn't it sound like a lyric?!) Do you know, reading the falsetto threads I completely forgot about the Diamonds! They certainly get a nod for "Little Darlin'", as does Eddie Holman (my choice would be "This Can't Be True"), the Stylistics (my choice would be either "Stop, Look, Listen" or "Betcha By Golly Wow") and most of the others already mentioned including the great Lou Christie. Wish I could hear more of Blue Magic, who had a VERY SOULFUL lead singer; never heard their LPs altho I recall their brief chart, "3-Ring Circus". My copy of "Sideshow" is worn pretty well with its B-side, an honest effort on their part to do "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely"--a song which IMHO only Ronnie Dyson could sing with any real feeling, speaking of the high-tenor category (or would you say falsetto??!!) Country Paul, I will purchase the first McKendree Spring LP on your word-- sounds like I'll get at least some mileage out of it, which for me is more than enough reason to buy an old LP. Thanks!! Am enjoying the "heck" out of the postings. Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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