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Spectropop - Digest Number 774

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: "Lovesick Blues"
           From: Richard Havers 
      2. Re: Fumbled projects
           From: Clark 
      3. Re: Del Shannon
           From: Phil Chapman 
      4. Re: Carol Connors Discography
           From: Stephen M.H. Braitman 
      5. Re: Del Shannon
           From: Richard Hattersley 
      6. Re: Howard Tate on CD
           From: James Botticelli 
      7. Re: Dick Summer
           From: James Botticelli 
      8. Re: Hardy Boys / Definitive Rock Chorale
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      9. KOMA, WSAI & Four Seasons
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
     10. Re: Spector / Telegraph
           From: Richard Havers 
     11. Re: Howard Tate on CD
           From: Simon White 
     12. Re: Donna Lynn / Veronica Lee
           From: Andres 
     13. Re: Spector in the Telegraph
           From: Paul Underwood 
     14. Re: "We Can't Go On This Way"
           From: Antonio Vizcarra 
     15. Re: Hardy Boys / Definitive Rock Chorale
           From: Paul 
     16. Phil Spector ARRESTED!
           From: Stephen Popkin 
     17. Re: Howard Tate
           From: Michael Coxe 
     18. More on Phil Spector arrest
           From: Dan Hughes 
     19. Phil Spector Arrested!!
           From: Bob Wallis 
     20. Del Shannon's "The Swiss Maid"
           From: Norman 
     21. Re: Teddy & the Pandas
           From: Bob Wallis 
     22. Producers Norman Gregg & H. Ratner
           From: Claus 
     23. Re: Spectropop Hairdooz
           From: James Botticelli 
     24. Re: Hardy Boys / Definitive Rock Chorale
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     25. Re: Del etc
           From: Bob Rashkow 


Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2003 22:44:35 +0000
   From: Richard Havers 
Subject: Re: "Lovesick Blues"

Phil Milstein wrote:
> Nick Tosches illuminates on this confluence, with his usual 
> articulateness and insight, in his recent book on Miller, Where 
> Dead Voices Gather.

Absolutely Phil....Nick Tosches is a genius. If anyone wants to read 
one of the great books about rock and roll check out 'Hellfire - the 
Jerry Lee Lewis story'. Tosches makes you think you are there!

His new novel In the Hand Of Dante is a tour de force........


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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2003 23:24:23 -0000 From: Clark Subject: Re: Fumbled projects Country Paul wrote about Pam Pollard: > I agree with her - this, along with Andy Pratt's "Avenging Annie", > is one of the top songs I know that should have been monster hits > and weren't. Jeff Lemlich: > When I was program director of my college station, I had great ears > for future hits... but one time I was quite wrong, and yes, the > record was on Columbia: "In The Winter" by Janis Ian. Following > up her biggest hit, I thought this couldn't miss! Hi, sorry, but I am not Clark Weber of WLS, just a big AM radio ran of 60's--espcially WLS/WCFL/WKYC. Riley, Stagg, Big Jack, etc etc. Classic jocks! On to the above subject, tho. I agree that "Avenging Annie" was great by Andy Pratt. Never thought it fit Roger Daltry tho. Andy's version just sounds great and we get a bonus with Andy when the song runs so long. As for "In the Winter", I loved that song too. Subtle singing and message to say the least. I thought the 45 mix was a big improvement on the Lp version and would help make it a hit. Jeff, we were wrong about the hit, but not the song. Take care, Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2003 23:41:26 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Del Shannon Phil C: > Del Shannon's "Swiss Maid" was no.2 at the same time.... Dan Hughes: > Where? It got no higher than #64 in the US.... In the UK "Swiss Maid" was top 20 for 14 weeks, peaking at no.2 during December '62. Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2003 16:00:11 -0800 From: Stephen M.H. Braitman Subject: Re: Carol Connors Discography Can anyone add to my Carol Connors discography? I think it's fairly complete regarding her solo material (other than her other writing/production credits), but one can't be so sure! Any additions appreciated. -- Stephen (Connors, Carol) Annette Bard - Alibi/What Difference Does It Make Imperial 5643 - 1960 (Connors, Carol) Carol Collins - Dear One/Johnny, Oh Johnny Dunes 45-2005 - 1961 Connors, Carol - You Are My Answer/My Diary Columbia 4-41976 - 1961 Connors, Carol - Listen To The Beat/My Special Boy Columbia 3-42155 - 1961 Connors, Carol - What Do You See In Him/That's All It Takes Columbia 4-42337 - 1962 Connors, Carol - Two Rivers/Big, Big Love Era 3084 - 1962 Connors, Carol - I Wanna Know/Tommy Go Away Era 3096 - 1962 Connors And The Cycles, Carol - Yum Yum Yamaha/one-sided N.T.C. RJ80 - 1964 - PS Connors, Carol - Angel, My Angel/Never Capitol 5152 - 1964 (Connors, Carol) Carol & Cheryl - Go Go G.T.O./Sunny Winter Colpix CP 767 - 1965 Connors, Carol - My Baby Looks, But He Don't Touch/Lonely Little Beach Girl Mira 219 -1966 - PS -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 00:20:23 +0000 From: Richard Hattersley Subject: Re: Del Shannon Del Shannon's Swiss Maid made No.2 in the UK. It was one of his biggest hits over here. I reckon on the whole Del did better on the charts here in England. Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2003 20:26:08 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Howard Tate on CD Mick Patrick wrote: > Howard Tate: great singer, even better hairdo! That's an Englishman for ya ;-)) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2003 20:20:16 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Dick Summer Chris Stovall Brown wrote: > I seem to recall that Dick's radio show got pulled off the air and > dissapointment reigned supreme on my mothers little transistor radio > that I'd try and tune in late at night. Well it seemed like about 3 > weeks later, in another latenight listening session, her tiny fm > receiver pulled in Howling Wolf doing No Place To Go followed by > Fleetwood Mac's cover version. Damn, I had discovered the "American > Revolution"-WBCN and Mississippi Harold Wilson (now owner of > Mississippi's Restaurant on Mission Hill in Beantown) soon followed by > Woofer Goofer aka Peter Wolf (just in from a gig) playing some blues > but more soul type stuff. You have it almost to the minute!...didn't know Mississippi HW was a current restaurant owner Chris. (thanks for the shout-out BTW). Wolfie used to call me during broadcasts to bust chops over my selections, all in good fun. Anyway, one more brain-teaser for you. WILD-AM 1090 in Roxbury, (although in '68 it may have still been in the Back Bay) Boston's ONLY all R&B station, currently rotating a respectable crop of dusties, aired the "Brother Love Show" from about 5PM until signoff. WILD was and still is an AM "Daytimer". Brother Love was the consummate hippie-freak/bro whose bass voice compelled a listen. He aired things like Chambers Bros, Hendrix, what would be called Progressive Soul if there were such a category. During air breaks he spoke in "tongues" and almost winterized Dick Summer for a short period. I don't recall him after summer '68. He came and went very quickly. Comments anyone? JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2003 22:23:50 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Hardy Boys / Definitive Rock Chorale Jeffrey Glenn: > Mike's wish is my command; the DRC's version of "I Hear The Grass > Singing" is now playing at musica. Definitely one of my two favorite > DRC tracks (the other being "Picture Postcard World" - the B-side of > the second DRC 45 from 1968 "Variations On A Theme Called Hanky Panky" > which is pretty cool itself!). I'm ripping three of the Hardy Boys > demos that Mike talks about above, and I'll play them to musica if > there's space later today. Two of these feature Ron Dante on lead vocal, > the other is Mike himself. I acknowledge the good offices and efforts of Jeffrey Glenn---and I thank him sincerely for his assistance in this service to the spectro community. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 08:14:55 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: KOMA, WSAI & Four Seasons I found out on that WSIA plans to start streaming audio on the net sometime this month. Hopefully it will ease my heartbreak of KOMA-AM finally succuming to the news-talk trend that has cursed AM radio since the early 80's and has killed off many of my favorite Top 40 stations. KOMA flipped early saturday to news/talk because the shuttle tradegy (and to get a quick jump on competitor KTOK). Its sad to see them change formats but the station was getting very tiny numbers in the OKC market with the FM simulcast despite having the most powerful signals in the southwest. I hope WSAI and KWKB achieve ratings success with this 50's-early 60's oldies format, and convince other struggling AM stations to flip. > One more item: "Little Boy" Four Seasons was indeed a great song. > Maybe because of Vee Jays' Chicago base, it got a lot of play on WLS > and I remember it well. Too bad it's not stereo yet. I remember reading on the ValliSeasons Yahoo Club (or it could have been here) that Bob Gaudio has recovered the Seasons 60's Multi-track reels and is going through them now. Here's hoping that he or someone will remix "Little Boy" in true stereo without the fake croud noise. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 10:09:57 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Spector / Telegraph I have scanned the cover of the Daily Telegraph magazine with Phil on the cover.......almost all of it anyway. Not everything would quite fit on the scanner! Anyone like a scan just mail me off list and I will send it along. Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 10:45:42 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Howard Tate on CD Mick Patrick wrote: > Howard Tate: great singer, even better hairdo! Now there's a nice thread for Febuary! Favorite music doo's. Male or female. Mine has to start with the True King of Rock And Roll, Little Richard, then: Clara Ward and her Singers Chris Clarke Kathy Kirby The Ronettes I'm sure there are more but it's a start! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 11:15:15 -0000 From: Andres Subject: Re: Donna Lynn / Veronica Lee Ronnie Allen wrote about Donna Lynn: > If anyone here has more information about her I know I and Doc Rock > and Andres and I assume many other here who fondly remember her > would appreciate it! The same would be true for another forgotten great female voice of the 60-s - Veronica Lee. No info about her on the web, but what a beautiful song she did in 1964 – `Ringo did it', one of my all-time favorites! It's a shame, but I know almost nothing about her... Andres -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 12:50:24 +0100 From: Paul Underwood Subject: Re: Spector in the Telegraph John Lester wrote: > Did any one see the article about Phil Spector in the Saturday Telegraph? > I only saw it when someone was reading it. I would like to read if it > anyone can copy it for me!!! Surely there is some kind soul in the United Kingdom with a scanner who could make the interview available (even in glorious monochrome) to those of us in more distant parts of the universe. I had hoped a copy of the Telegraph would reach northern France this morning, but no such luck. Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 16:42:15 +0100 From: Antonio Vizcarra Subject: Re: "We Can't Go On This Way" The recent Mindrocker box set includes the following Teddy and the Pandas tracks: out the window, once upon a time, smokey fire and of course we can´t go on this way. Great garage pop and highly recommended!!! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 11:07:22 EST From: Paul Subject: Re: Hardy Boys / Definitive Rock Chorale I love 'I Hear the Grass Singing', fantastic song beautifully produced, thanks for playing it to Musica Jeff (A friend's got the CD you sent me- I've missed it) I also love 'Picture Postcard World'. The Hardy Boys tracks are great too, I wish their LP's were available on CD too. Thanks Mike (& Ellie) for writing such brilliant songs. Cheers,Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 13:34:45 -0500 From: Stephen Popkin Subject: Phil Spector ARRESTED! From MSNBC: Looks like Phil was arrested for murder at his home. I knew that he shouldn't play with guns. DJ Steve -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 10:43:57 -0800 From: Michael Coxe Subject: Re: Howard Tate > On February 22, I'll be backing up soul/blues legend Howard Tate with a 9 > piece band at Cambridge House of Blues. The band will include none other > than Al Kooper on B-3 and we'll be premiering some of the tunes off Howard's > soon to be released "comeback" lp (oops, cd!!) produced by Jerry Ragovoy. > Geez - the original cast! Add Howard Tate's magfificent Verve LP to the > shoulda-been-hits list above; considering the wealth of source material here > ("Get It While You Can," "Look At Granny Run Run") made famous by others, And my favorite, the jumpy, slick "Baby I Love You". As a Raleigh, NC teen I lived with this & the "Ain't Nobody Home" Verve 45's a long time before I was able to find the lp. Ages later, here in the SF Bay Area, Howard has managed no less than 5 performances in the past year or so, thanks in great part to Village Music owner John Goddard. The show I caught was astounding. Twas great to hear true deep south soul again after so many years. - Michael -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 13:05:32 -0600 From: Dan Hughes Subject: More on Phil Spector arrest LOS ANGELES -- Music industry veteran Phil Spector was reportedly arrested Monday morning in connection with a local shooting, according to authorities. Shortly after 5 a.m. Monday morning, Alhambra police officers responded to a call from the 1700 block of S. Grandview Drive regarding a shooting, according to the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau. When the officers arrived they discovered that a female had been shot inside the location, according to authorities. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect, identified by authorities as Phillip Spector, 63, was taken into custody and is currently being detained at the Alhambra police station. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 19:16:01 -0000 From: Bob Wallis Subject: Phil Spector Arrested!! Feb. 3 — Phil Spector, one of the most influential producers of rock music, has been taken into custody following the shooting death of a woman in Alhambra, Calif., shortly after 5 a.m. Monday, KNBC reported. Spector, 63, is considered a suspect in the shooting. According to a sheriff's report, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Spector, who was born Harvey Phillip Spector in the Bronx section of New York, is being held at the Alhambra Police Station. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 06:44:14 +1030 From: Norman Subject: Del Shannon's "The Swiss Maid" I was always under the impression Del Shannon was more popular in England than America. At that time Australia was more British than American so, although we had some rare ones slip through, we took our cue from England. In Adelaide, South Australia, Swiss Maid went to #1 in October 1962. Norman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 20:14:14 -0000 From: Bob Wallis Subject: Re: Teddy & the Pandas Antonio, Yes, four great Pandas Musicor tunes - my all-time favorite is "(Bye Bye) Out the Window" - quite a rocker and one I was fortunate to see done several times live back in '66.! The Mindrocker set also includes tracks from another unknown '60s band whose music I've been involved with lately - the Yellow Payges form SoCal. Although I don't have the set in front of me I know they include two of their tracks, the one I recall is "Jezebel" - a Tune that was done by many groups in that region at that time. Lead singer Daniel Hortter is a great guy, though has been away from the music biz for thirty years. BW -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 20:26:21 -0000 From: Claus Subject: Producers Norman Gregg & H. Ratner Anyone with similar interest in these producers? I suppose Norman Gregg and H. Ratner were 2 guys. On several albums only Norm Ratner is mentioned. He/they produced albums by The Leaves (Mira), Future (Shamley) and Orange Colored Sky (Uni) to name a few. Who were these guys? Somehow I once heard something like Norman Ratner also produced as Norman Schwartz. Maybe it was his real name? In my files I see Norman Schwartz produced the superb Wendy & Bonnie album on Skye records. Any info appreciated, Confused Claus :o) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 15:09:37 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Spectropop Hairdooz Mick Patrick: > Howard Tate: great singer, even better hairdo! Simon White: > Now there's a nice thread for February! Favorite music doo's. Male or > female. Mine has to start with the True King of Rock And Roll, Little > Richard... Esquerita. Tha Kalin Twins took the Chicago to a new level I once interviewed Freddy Cannon about his doo vs. Bobby Rydell's vs Fabian's. We agreed that Fabian won the doo contest, and was the prettiest of the three, but Freddie claimed to be the true rocker, allowing as how Fabian wasn't "especially" talented. He said Rydell owed his pompadour to laqueur. Cannon claimed curls, unruly curls, prevented him from sporting a "hipper" look! JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 16:07:04 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Hardy Boys / Definitive Rock Chorale Paul: > I love 'I Hear the Grass Singing', fantastic song beautifully produced, > thanks for playing it to Musica Jeff (A friend's got the CD you sent me- > Thanks Mike (& Ellie) for writing such brilliant songs. Paul, your kind comments are very much appreciated. Of the things I wrote and produced with Ellie, I would say "Grass" is probably my favorite. I think I also was the recording engineer on that cut. As I remember it was done at Broadway Recording --the same room as Sally Go Round The Roses and Smokey Places. For the record (no pun intended) we didn't write Picture Postcard World. We did publish it, but it was written by Paul Levinson one of the three guys that comprised another group we produced--The Other Voices. Paul, is now a professor at Fordham University, NYC and has also become a very successful writer---of novels. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 18:12:36 -0500 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Del etc WLS Clark, I appreciate your response. Sounds like you might have grown up in the Midwest or possibly in Chicago, as you were groovin' on the AM DJ sounds of 89 WLS and Super CFL. My friend from Skokie, Ill. is 47 and he informed me the other night that quite possibly DJ Clark Weber has passed on, which made me realize that you aren't he!! He wasn't absolutely sure of this information but he thought he remembered reading it somewhere. Rashkovsky mentioned Jeff Glenn's collection. I second the sentiment. I only have perhaps 25 or 30 of all the terrific 45s he has preserved--but I'm working on it slowly but surely! Once again, Del Shannon and his amazing legacy. It's kinda sad to think that here in the States many will only remember him for "Runaway" and (maybe) "Hats Off To Larry" and "Keep Searchin'." In the same vein, it's nice to know that his prolific output was well appreciated in the UK. Rave on, Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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