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There are 21 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: "We Can't Go On This Way" / Teddy & the Pandas
           From: Rosemarie Edwards 
      2. Re: Frank Ifield
           From: Richard Havers 
      3. Re: Frank Ifield
           From: Dan Hughes 
      4. Re: Ifield in D.C.
           From: Phil Milstein 
      5. Re: "We Can't Go On This Way"
           From: Mark Frumento 
      6. another song title request.
           From: Justin McDevitt 
      7. Boenzee Cryque
           From: James F.  Cassidy 
      8. Re: Earth Opera
           From: Richard Williams 
      9. Re: Teddy & the Pandas
           From: Rat Pfink 
     10. Re: Earth Opera
           From: Richard Havers 
     11. Re: another song title request.
           From: Dan Hughes 
     12. Re: Teddy & the Pandas
           From: Bob Wallis 
     13. Re: another song title request.
           From: Paul Underwood 
     14. Re: Frank Ifield
           From: George Leonard 
     15. Re: Frank Ifield
           From: James Botticelli 
     16. Re: Gentle Soul
           From: Efram Turchick 
     17. Still Another Goldstar Acetate...
           From: Leonardo Flores 
     18. Re: Re: Donna Lynn
           From: John S. Weathers 
     19. Re: Potato Latkes
           From: Phil Milstein 
     20. More on Carter/Gilbert
           From: Claus 
     21. Not so Boss Town; good music source in Canada; other notes
           From: Country Paul 


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Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 15:33:23 -0000
   From: Rosemarie Edwards 
Subject: Re: "We Can't Go On This Way" / Teddy & the Pandas

Bob - I have visited you website for 'Teddy and the Pandas' and I 
love their music ... I think I will be ordering one of the CD's 
soon ..which one do you recommend?

Rosemarie (Leeds Uk)
http://www.edrambeau.com



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Message: 2 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 15:31:28 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Frank Ifield Justin McDevitt wrote: > In the late autumn of 1963, a song by Frank Ifield was played on WPGC > (the Big 1580), serving the Washington d.c. metro area. I would like to > find out the title of this track. My guess would be Please/Mule Train (Capitol 5089) released in late 1963. Best Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 09:34:43 -0600 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: Frank Ifield Re Justin's Frank Ifield query: Frank's big hit, I Remember You, charted in '62. In '63 he charted in September with I'm Confessin' (That I Love You), a song from 1930 (hit for both Guy Lombardo and Rudy Vallee); and in December, a song entitled Please (a 1932 Bing Crosby hit). Ring any bells for you? ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 10:41:05 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Ifield in D.C. Justin McDevitt wrote: > In the late autumn of 1963, a song by Frank Ifield was played on WPGC (the > Big 1580), serving the Washington d.c. metro area. I would like to find out > the title of this track. You may wanna check in at http://www.capitolrock.com, which tends to cover slightly later DC rock but may yet have some resources that could help. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 15:49:48 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: "We Can't Go On This Way" Artie Wayne wrote: > I'm curious about a track that Teddy and the Pandas cut "[You're so > young and] We can't go on this way" that my freind Bob [Gypsys, > Tramps and Thieves] wrote and I published [at one time]...can you > post it on Musica? I remember it as being a really good song and a > true story. It is a great song. It actually came out officially on LP/CD in the 80s. Rhino originally included it on their old "Nuggets" series. I suppose licensing (or musical preference) prevented it from getting on the revamped Nuggets? To me it was one of the best Rhino "discoveries" at the time. Though I have a decent CDR of all their material I wonder when/if The Pandas will get their own CD like the Wildweeds etc? Their three early singles are great pop tunes. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 09:50:04 -0600 From: Justin McDevitt Subject: another song title request. Hello again Spectropop group, I have yet another song title request. There is a song that I've heard over the years, often song when a number of folks have consumed a fair amount of some libation or other and are in a nostalgic place. I also recall hearing it on the radio by a group that sounds somewhat like the Sandpipers. The opening lyrics are: "Today while the blossom clings to the vine, I'll taste your strawberries, and drink your sweet wine". What is the correct song title and the group who performed this specific version? Justin McDevitt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 10:44:06 -0500 From: James F. Cassidy Subject: Boenzee Cryque Jeff Glenn asked about the Frank Slay-produced Boenzee Cryque track; I don't have it and haven't heard it, but I do know that Boenzee Cryque was the Denver-based group that Rusty Young and George Grantham were in before teaming up with Richie Furay, Jim Messina, and Randy Meisner to form Poco. Jim Cassidy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 16:48:30 +0000 From: Richard Williams Subject: Re: Earth Opera Bob Rashkow wrote: > Earth Opera's 1st LP ranks very highly in my book... If there's anyone out there with Earth Opera's The Great American Eagle Tragedy in their collection, now would be a good time to play it. And if someone could get a copy to George W Bush in the next few days, so much the better. Couldn't be more relevant. Richard Williams -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 13:13:10 -0500 From: Rat Pfink Subject: Re: Teddy & the Pandas Rosemarie Edwards wrote: > ...I have visited...website for 'Teddy and the Pandas' and I > love their music ... I think I will be ordering one of the CD's > soon ..which one do you recommend? All three are great and worth getting. If you want to get just one to start with go with "The 45s". RP -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 18:14:13 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Earth Opera Richard Williams wrote: > If there's anyone out there with Earth Opera's The Great American Eagle > Tragedy in their collection, now would be a good time to play it. And > if someone could get a copy to George W Bush in the next few days, so much > the better. Couldn't be more relevant. Spot on Richard......time to dust off all those anti-war protest songs..... Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 12:30:13 -0600 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: another song title request. Justin's mystery song: > The opening lyrics are: "Today while the blossom clings to the vine, > I'll taste your strawberries, and drink your sweet wine". What is the > correct song title and the group who performed this specific version? "Today" by the New Christy Minstrels (lead male singer Barry McGuire), 1964. From the film Advance to the Rear. ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 18:41:46 -0000 From: Bob Wallis Subject: Re: Teddy & the Pandas Rosemarie: > I love (Teddy & the Pandas') music ... I think I will be ordering one > of the CD's soon ..which one do you recommend? Hi Rosemarie, If I were you, I'd opt first for "The 45s" - it has all their great Musicor singles. They recorded at Olmsted Studio in NYC with some great studio session folk like Hugh McCracken and Toni Wine contributing to their work. If you like that and need more, I'd go to the "Rarities and Fogotten Gems" with more of the same era stuff from unreleased acetates. "Basic Magnetism" has some great tunes mixed in with forced "Bosstown" era psychedelia which seems to have developed a cult popularity, although the band has never been happy with the release. So far I've been unable to find their Musicor masters (probably owned by Moe Lytle, who purchased Musicor) or their Tower master (maybe Capitol Records). BW -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 19:50:41 +0100 From: Paul Underwood Subject: Re: another song title request. Justin McDevitt wrote: > I have yet another song title request... Hello there, The song's called (surprise, surprise) "Today" and was written by Randy Sparks of (I think) the New Christy Minstrels. Jimmie Rodgers had a single of the song on A&M but I don't know if that was the original. Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 03 12:26:10 -0800 From: George Leonard Subject: Re: Frank Ifield > Re Justin's Frank Ifield query: Frank's big hit, I Remember You, charted > in '62. I Remember You!? I'm an amateur compared to you gentlemen, but isn't that the song which includes the funniest scene in popular music? When the angels ask me to recall The Thrill of them all I will tell them I remember tell them I remember tell them I remember You.... This scene broke new ground in theology. The angels respectfully gathered around Big Frank, like so many Greasers around John Travolta, asking him, "Aw, come on, Frank, tell us about all the girls!" "Spill it, Dude!" "Nah, boys--" Angelic Chorus: "Frank! Come on! Please! The thrill of them all!" Finally, Frank flips away his Marlboro and says, "Well, boys, just one. There was this little number in Tulsa-- made me forget all the rest...." Music up (Summer Days) Angels: "Tell me more! tell me more! tell me more--" Best, George ----- George Leonard Conception and Choreography Sha Na Na -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 14:47:40 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Frank Ifield Dan Hughes: > Re Justin's Frank Ifield query: Frank's big hit, I Remember You, charted > in '62. In '63 he charted in September with I'm Confessin' (That I Love > You)...and in December, a song entitled Please... He also recorded "Lovesick Blues" which was a Hank-type song to the best of my memory. Dave Edmunds also did it in the early 80's. JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 16:33:56 -0500 From: Efram Turchick Subject: Re: Gentle Soul Country Paul, inspired by the recent remarks about the value of first-hand input from those who were there, I ran your question and comments by Pamela Polland. Her reply follows: > Any idea who DID do the arranging? "Me, Terry and Rick pretty much collaborated as a team on the arrangements, except for the orchestrations which were arranged by Jack Nitzsche." > By the way, the original Epic/Columbia paperwork has no indication of any > involvement from Nitzsche on "Our National Anthem" or "Song For Three." "Agreed. Those were not truly "orchestrated"..... I'd give Terry the bulk of the credit for Our National Anthem, although, as I said, we worked as a creative team. I've never been very shy in the studio. :) I always have a lot of input." > The recordings sound like a cross between Mamas and Papas, Jefferson > Airplane and second-album Stone Poneys. "I agree, although none of that was by design....I would call it a 'coincidence of the times'....or to get totally New Agey on ya...a Jungian 'Collective Consciousness' kind of thing...all tuned in to a similar wave length. "We never had a thought about trying to sound like anyone else, or even trying to be 'commercial' - we just wrote our songs, came up with cool harmonic concepts, got really playful in the studio with picking a source of musical instrumentation that appealed to us, (for instance, I was totally into the harpsichord , and we knew Van Dyke, so we asked him to play that instead of piano), and we just 'went for it'. I will NEVER forget how SURE we ALL were that we had a MAJOR HIT on our hands with 'Our National Anthem.' I think the fact that the record company didn't promote us with that single is the ultimate factor that blew us apart as a band. We were so sure we had something really viable, and it went nowhere. That was mind blowing (in the most negative sense of the term), heart breaking, and we never quite recovered. "That's why ya'll at Sundazed are now my personal heros. :)" Regards, Efram Turchick Sundazed Music -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 22:45:04 -0000 From: Leonardo Flores Subject: Still Another Goldstar Acetate... Hello all! I picked up another GOLDSTAR Acetate the other day. It sounds like a commercial for a product. The one sided Acetate reads: "Potato Latkes" (Potato Pancakes) (Vera Heifetz) It sound like a commercial for Potato snacks or something. It's quite interesting and funny. Any info crew? Thanks! Leonardo Flores -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 20:11:32 -0500 From: John S. Weathers Subject: Re: Re: Donna Lynn Doc Rock wrote: > I'm a big fan of Donna Lynn... Andres: > Is it the same Donna Lynn who once made `My Boyfriend Got A Beatle > Haircut' in 1964? ...If it's she, what has happened to her after > that more or less successful single? Were there any more releases? > Any connections with Donna Lynn, who made a cover photo for the > album The Very Best of Ashford & Simpson (released May 2002)? Donnna Lynn 45s: My Boyfriend Got a Beatle Haircut (also released lp by same name)/That Winter Weekend (1964) Ronnie/That's Me, I'm the Brother (1963) Java Jones/Things That I Feel (1964) Silly Girl/There Goes The Boy I Love With Mary (1964) I'd Much Rather Be With the Girls/I'm Sorry More Than You Know (1965) True Blue/When Your Heart Rings, Answer (1965) Don't You Dare/I was Raining (1967) Don't know about Ashford & Simpson. JW -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 21:53:30 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Potato Latkes Leonardo Flores wrote: > I picked up another GOLDSTAR Acetate the other day. It sounds like a > commercial for a product. The one sided Acetate reads: "Potato Latkes" > (Potato Pancakes) I hope it was something other than a commercial, as the thought of mass- produced potato latkes is the stuff of nightmares. Like matzoh balls, if they are made with anything less than great delicacy and care the result will be first-class belly-bombers. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2003 09:27:06 -0000 From: Claus Subject: More on Carter/Gilbert I'll add Hardwater a Colerado group who headed to the West Coast to record one album on Capitol in 68. Their much underrated album includes three Carter/Gilbert songs. By the way... several of the members were earlier in the surf combo Astronauts. The album should interest fans of wc-rock in Kak and Quicksilver school. Also Yankee Dollar recorded four Carter/Gilbert songs released on Dot in 1968, one of them called "City Sidewalks" which was also included on the mentioned Hardwater album. The album is strongly recommended. I'll be pleased to hear more in this subject. Regards, Claus http://home19.inet.tele.dk/peakimp/00.html -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2003 01:42:26 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Not so Boss Town; good music source in Canada; other notes Dan Hughes: > So what did you think of Orpheus, the Beacon Street Union, and Ultimate > Spinach? THOSE were the MGM Bosstown Sound groups. And Phluph, who were on Verve, and a late (and luckily overlooked) attachment. Where I was (in Providence, RI, an hour south), all three groups were considered to be "not ready for prime time." All were presented as hip album groups, but only Orpheus had success - as a singles act with "Can't Find The Time." The late producer Tom Wilson hosted a short-lived weekly show produced and distributed by MGM which presented mostly (but not exclusively) MGM "hippie" acts. I attended the taping of one with Ian Bruce-Douglas of the Ultimate Spinach, who was quiet yet kind of self-important and pretentious - much like the album, as I remember. The spectacular failure of the Bosstown hype ("Hey," though the MGM suits, "if it can happen in San Francisco, let's make it happen in Boston!") tarnished dozens of good-to-exceptional contemporaneous bands who would have had an easier time growing and developing at their own pace: the aforementioned Earth Opera and Teddy & The Pandas, plus Ill Wind ("In My Dark World" on ABC), Bo Grumpus (Atco) and more. Those who made it biggest despite the hype seemed to be the most sonically different from the hyped groups, such as J. Geils, Swallow (to a much lesser extent) and the legion of folkies, some (like Tom Rush and Joan Baez) who were already established. And what did we think of them? Orpheus - some decent pop; Spinach - pompous; Union - way too loose. Phluph - sort of okay as I remember. I wonder what a listen today would reveal. This could be a true find: I've finally located The Esquires' "So Many Other Boys" (Capitol of Canada, 1964) in a Canadian hits compilation. The same page offers CD's by Andy Kim, very early Carole King, Ray Peterson (1957-62), the Castells, the Poppy Family, the Coca-Cola radio ads discussed here recently, and more: http://www.gocontinental.com/classic4.htm And that's just one of (what they say are) 300 pages of music at http://www.gocontinental.com/index.html The Continental Record Company is Canadian; their home page says they bought the inventory of Zirkon in 1970 and just kept on building. The roster of music is almost unbelievable. They say delivery to the US is slow, but since I've waited 37 years for a copy of this, I can wait a couple of weeks more. Patrick wrote: > Frank has a link and pokes some fun at Way Out West: > http://franklarosa.com/vinyl/Exhibit.jsp?AlbumID=52 IMO, Mae West started out knowing who she was and what she was doing, then kept the "joke" going a couple of decades too long until the joke was on her. Freeman Carmack, Jeff Glenn and Bob Rashkow, thanks for the Tim Gilbert info. "J. Carter" was indeed the co-writer of both sides of his 45. And the Tim Buckley comparison is appropriate. Gotta find my Rainy Daze 45! JJ: > Re Everly Brothers' "The Ferris Wheel": Great song, but was this the orig > version made? Its written by Dwayne & Ronald Blackwell... As in The Blackwells ("Oh My Love") on Guyden? Agreed - Ferris Wheel is very nice. Department of Corrections: "Sea Of Heartbreak" was indeed written by Paul Hampton and Hal David, according to the record label. Thanks, Mike Edwards, for catching me on this one. Sheila: > The party will be held in the Springtime... Looking forward to it!!!! Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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