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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Del etc
           From: Dan Hughes 
      2. Re: Soul Quiz
           From: Stephanie Campbell 
      3. More WBZ memories
           From: Stewart Mason 
      4. Re: Phil Spector in the Telegraph
           From: Neb Rodgers 
      5. Ford Theatre
           From: Stewart Mason 
      6. Soul Quiz
           From: Al Pavlow 
      7. Re: Producers Norman Gregg & H. Ratner
           From: Jason 
      8. Re: Spector in the Telegraph
           From: Estufarian 
      9. Re: Soul Quiz
           From: Steve Harvey 
     10. Hardy Boys on CD
           From: Christopher Davidson 
     11. MIke Smith Returns
           From: John Hesterman 
     12. Re: Gigi Parker
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     13. Re: Fugs / Ford Theatre
           From: James Botticelli 


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Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 17:55:40 -0600
   From: Dan Hughes 
Subject: Re: Del etc

The Bobster sez,
> My friend from Skokie, Ill. is 47 and 
> he informed me the other night that 
> quite possibly DJ Clark Weber has 
> passed on....

Or quite possibly he has not:

http://www.clarkweberassociates.com/

---Dan



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Message: 2 Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 01:05:17 -0000 From: Stephanie Campbell Subject: Re: Soul Quiz M. Anthony wrote: > Another small quiz for you all. You might need your soul > hats on for this one. Below is a list of records. They all > have something very specific in common. Two things, actually. > So what links them all? The quickest, smartest kid on the > Spectropop block will win a selection of CDs from my > collection..... I know I'm wrong but I'm going to say they have a Motown connection where someone either produced it or wrote the song who was with Motown or connected with Motown. I think they all have a Motown connection. Lori Burton wrote for Motown and Bettye Lavette sang for Motown and some of the songs were written by Motown writers. I think that's it. Stephanie Campbell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 00:19:29 -0500 From: Stewart Mason Subject: More WBZ memories Clark wrote: > I'll never forget (Dick Summer's) sponsor, "The Psychedelic > Supermarket". James Botticelli replied: > Now you're pushin' me buttons lad. My formative concert going > years were spent at The Psychedelic Supermarket, now a parking > garage at Boston University if it hasn't been filled with > Big Dig Dredge (locals know what I be talkin' 'bout here). > I saw Moby Grape, The Fugs, Country Joe & The Fish, Procol > Harum, & Blood Sweat & Tears here, a smoky basement/garage > that seemed like the hippest place on the planet in 1968. My wife's first concert that she went to by herself was the Fugs at the Psychedelic Supermarket. She was all of 13 at the time, and two questions bug her about this: 1) Why she wanted to go since, although she likes them a lot now, she wasn't a particular Fugs fan at the time, and 2) Why on earth her parents -- who were a professional photographer and the manager of several Cambridge coffeehouses and were most hip on the folk scene, certainly enough to know the Fugs -- nonetheless *let their 13-year-old daughter go alone to a Fugs concert!* I forwarded her everyone's memories of WBZ and she responded with a question: she used to listen to Dick Summer's overnight show on her transistor as an impressionable pre-teen, and she remembers a song he used to play regularly that she thinks might have been taken from one of the aforementioned books of poetry, along it was definitely sung. It was a counting song, and the main lines she remembers are: 1 hen, 02 ducks, 03 speckled geese 8 brass monkeys from the ancient sacred crypts of Egypt 9 something something old men on roller skates 10 lyrical spherical denizens of the deep and 700 Macedonians in full battle array Anyone remember that? S -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 21:36:02 -0800 (PST) From: Neb Rodgers Subject: Re: Phil Spector in the Telegraph Here's a link to the recent Phil Spector interview from The Telegraph. -Neb ----------------- Pop's lost genius (Filed: 04/02/2003) Phil Spector produced some of the greatest pop hits of all time, from Be My Baby to Imagine. Notoriously eccentric in his heyday, his slow retreat into self-imposed exile only multiplied the myths that surrounded him: insane genius, tyrannical egomaniac, demented control freak. The reality is no less extraordinary. In his first interview for 25 years, he breaks his silence to Mick Brown http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2003/02/04/bmspec01.xml -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 00:45:18 -0500 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Ford Theatre While I'm at it, does anyone have any info/memories/opinions on the Boston band Ford Theatre? They had two albums on ABC-Dunhill in '68 and '69, TRILOGY FOR THE MASSES and TIME CHANGES, and one local hit single in late '67, "Who You Belong To," which was truthfully their only really great song. I'm just wondering because my friend R. Stevie Moore, a cult hero of no small stature himself, is the nephew of Ford Theatre's guitarist, Harry Palmer, and considers his uncle his greatest mentor and biggest fan. S -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 10:58:49 -0500 From: Al Pavlow Subject: Soul Quiz Just a quick guess: They're all Motown-related...Jobete published tunes Al P -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 19:50:43 -0000 From: Jason Subject: Re: Producers Norman Gregg & H. Ratner Claus wrote re. Norman Gregg & H. Ratner: > Anyone with similar interest in these producers? It's interesting you mention this. I was desperate for info on this producer as well! I do believe it was just one guy-- Norm Ratner. I've got him as producer of The Forum on Mira Records, The Hook on UNI and Mark Eric on Shamley (a UNI subsidiary). The Mark Eric LP in particular is amazing... great Beach Boys styled harmony drenched pop. From what I can tell, Ratner started off on Mira with The Leaves and The Forum and then progressed on towards UNI. I'm a big fan of the UNI label in general and would love to get my hooks on that Orange Colored Sky & Future LPs! Jason -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 20:55:18 -0000 From: Estufarian Subject: Re: Spector in the Telegraph The article is on the Telegraph web site: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml? xml=/arts/2003/02/04/bmspec01.xml Good reading. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 16:26:03 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Soul Quiz They all came out on those little black records we used to call 45s! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 06:32:34 -0800 (PST) From: Christopher Davidson Subject: Hardy Boys on CD I think I posted this info some time ago, but both Hardy Boys albums are indeed available on CD -- not quite kosher, of course, but they're out there. Check out the following website: http://www.wingnuttoons.com/ToonsCD.html ...and you'll find a bunch of home-recorded (albeit very professionally) CDs of bubblegum & TV-related music. The owner of the site likes to trade music for music, or video for video. The Hardy's CDs were taken off very clean copies of the albums. ===== Chris Davidson The Sixth Dave Clark Five -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 07:55:53 -0800 From: John Hesterman Subject: MIke Smith Returns For those of you who may be interested, Mike Smith (keyboardist, lead vocalist and primary writer) of the Dave Clark Five will be touring the U. S. East Coast and Midwest in March. His new band, Mike Smith's Rock Engine literally kicks tail! For information on his schedule, go to http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Theater/9169/index2.html . Looking good, Mike! JWH ***CHECK OUT MY LATEST CD! IT'S CALLED "OUR FLAG," AND IT'S A WONDERFUL PATRIOTIC, ALL-AMERICAN RECORD I'M VERY PROUD OF! GET THE DETAILS AT www.5grapes.com/ourflag.html -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 22:25:38 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Gigi Parker Doo Wop Daddy wrote: > re gigi parker: the four seasons appear on the song "lonely girl > blue". others may appear on this side also. as far as the other > side, i have not heard it, so i can not offer an opinion. Both sides are now playing in musica. Jeff Lemlich http://www.limestonerecords.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 17:25:21 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Fugs / Ford Theatre Stewart Mason wrote: > My wife's first concert that she went to by herself was the Fugs > at the Psychedelic Supermarket. She was all of 13 at the time, > and two questions bug her about this: 1) Why she wanted to go > since, although she likes them a lot now, she wasn't a particular > Fugs fan at the time Because they were called The Fugs which sounds like _________, and she probably wanted to hear them sing either "Slum Goddess From The Lower East Side" or "Saran Wrap". Plus Tuli wore a license plate on his zipper that said "DICK". > 2) Why on earth her parents -- who were a professional photographer > and the manager of several Cambridge coffeehouses and were most hip on > the folk scene, certainly enough to know the Fugs -- nonetheless *let > their 13-year-old daughter go alone to a Fugs concert!* The answer to that lies in the question itself...they were Cambridge liberals ;-) > While I'm at it, does anyone have any info/memories/opinions > on the Boston band Ford Theatre? They were another band I saw at the Psychedelic Supermarket in '68 or '69. Wall of Prog! So overblown that I loved it at the time. Sort of in that Colleseum, If mode as I recall. I have a 45 by them somewhere with some over the top title. Hope that helps... JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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