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Spectropop - Digest Number 785

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The Forum
           From: Richard Havers 
      2. Re: Sandpipers / Grads in musica
           From: Don 
      3. Re: Sandpipers / Grads
           From: Mary S. 
      4. Re: Sandpipers / Grads
           From: Paul 
      5. Mary Ann Gasner
           From: Amarilis Gibeli 
      6. Re: The Lovelites
           From: Hans Ket 
      7. Gary Criss, The Balladeers
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      8. Tico notes....
           From: Country Paul 
      9. Freshmen Surfer Girl
     10. Re: Mary Ann Gasner
           From: Tony Leong 
     11. The Liquid Room 2/09/03
           From: David Ponak 


Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 09:47:03 +0000
   From: Richard Havers 
Subject: Re: The Forum

Richard Williams wrote:
> Incidentally, my London-American promo 45 of "The River Is Wide" has 
> a UK release date of March 1967, but a copyright date of 1966.

A quick trawl through the NME for March 11 1967 revealed an ad for the 
Forum 45. There was also a tiny review by Derek Johnson: "I thoroughly 
recommend 'The river is wide' by the Forum - it's a disc with a 
difference and generates a tremendous sound."


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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 16:01:57 -0000 From: Don Subject: Re: Sandpipers / Grads in musica Mike, Thanks for posting the Grads "Stage Door" to Musica. I was the original person to request that. I had bid on the 45 on eBay. I collect G/K and other Carole King covers. The Sandpipers recorded the King/Stern classic "It's Too Late" On another note, has anyone ever heard of Janice Hoyte? She recorded "No Easy Way Down" and "Where You Lead" on Marks & Spencer label. Probably early 70s. I've never heard of her or that label. Don NJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 17:04:27 -0000 From: Mary S. Subject: Re: Sandpipers / Grads Hi! I was interested to see mention of the Grads' 45 r.p.m., "Everything In the Garden"/"Stage Door". I have this record, but haven't played it in years. This has prompted me to consider taking it out and giving it run on the turntable, since I don't really remember how the songs sound. I like their records as "The Sandpipers" better, and have a number of these. They had a very good vocal blend. Mary S. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 12:14:39 EST From: Paul Subject: Re: Sandpipers / Grads Really enjoying both sides of the Grads' 45 in musica, even tho the sound quality ain't great. Shame it's not on CD. Thanks Mike! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 18:36:51 -0000 From: Amarilis Gibeli Subject: Mary Ann Gasner Hello, I would appreciate very much your attention to a question about Mary Ann Ganser from Shangri-las: I know she was born in Oceanside, LI, NY on Nov. 8, 1947 and died in a Queens, NY, hospital in 1971 of encephalitis, contracted from a mosquito bite. Please, I need her exact death date. Hoping to hear from you. Sincerely yours, Amarilis Gibeli, from Brazil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 19:50:52 +0100 From: Hans Ket Subject: Re: The Lovelites Re The Lovelites: > A Valentine's Day Gift For You from Spectropop: > The Lovelites Story Thank you, it's very fine piece of history on one of those nearly forgotten 45s, unmasking the mystery on "Please be my boyfriend" at the same time. Hans Ket -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 20:04:28 -0500 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Gary Criss, The Balladeers Does anyone on the group have a connection to Elliot Chiprut or to any of the former members of The Music Explosion (Jamie Lyons, Bob Avery, Burt Stahl, Rick Nesta, etc.)? If so can you please contact me off-list. I am trying to find the end-to-end lyrics of their B-side, I See The Light (NOT the hit by the Five Americans!) Thanks in advance. (Have already Googled for possible websites in vain.) The Forum used to be the Balladeers--the ones that recorded for Del-Fi? They were kind of like the Kingston Trio and had a fine sound--a bit outside the Spectropop range, undoubtedly, but they did a great job with their adaptation of "Morning Star", a kind of spin-off from Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me. They never made a dent in the charts, did they. Sad. Thank you Mike Edwards for including Gary Criss' comments! As I've said, he was a very talented and extremely underrated singer--and it sounds like he's had a fascinating career and life. Bobster NP Montage b/w How Sweet It Is (Picardy from the flick--one of my all-time favorites!) Last Chance To Turn Around (Pitney) & Did You See Her Eyes (The Illusion) and saving for a CD player! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 21:20:54 -0500 From: Country Paul Subject: Tico notes.... George Goldner and Tico Records: - what a labor of love! Thank you, Mr. Animal (or is that Ms.? "Stuffed" seems to be a gender-neutral name....) A couple of minor observations: In Part 1, Radio Station WEVD is mislabeld as WVED. WEVD is one of the oldest sets of call letters in New York, the station having been named for Eugene V. Debs, the Socialist Party leader of the 1920's. The call letters were switched to the former WHN/WMGM frequency, where they were still used until ESPN sports radio took it over a year or so ago. In Part 2, the Cleftones' "Little Girl of Mine" is misidentified as "This Little Girl of Mine," which is a Ray Charles composition made into a hit 45 by the Everly Brothers (!). While "Heart and Soul" was indeed a Cleftones hit, it came much later, in 1961. Also, Harlem is a section of the Borough of Manhattan, not a borough unto itself. I must disagree that Latin music is ignored by the radio, at least in New York; today, it seems that over a third of the several dozen signals in the metro area are oriented toward Latin music, talk and news. Not being a regular listener by any means, I wonder if the scope of those stations is as limited as today's English-speaking music outlets. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 00:32:54 -0500 From: Subject: Freshmen Surfer Girl Brian Chidester: > I have an interview with Mark Eric from two years ago, > where he discusses being influenced by the Beach Boys' > "Friends" record, as well as Walter Wanderly. He also > had a song recorded by the Four Freshmen in '67, which > Brian Wilson cannot even lay claim to. Kingsley: >Not quite true - the Freshmen did a later cover of "Surfer >Girl". Bet BW was thrilled! Hanging together after a recording session, the Four Freshmen asked Brian to write a surfing song for THEM. So BW wrote "Surfer Girl." But he reneged and kept it for himself. Doc -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 08:59:35 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Re: Mary Ann Gasner Amarilis Gibeli: > I would appreciate very much your attention to a question > about Mary Ann Ganser from Shangri-las: I know she was born > in Oceanside, LI, NY on Nov. 8, 1947 and died in a Queens, > NY, hospital in 1971 of encephalitis, contracted from a > mosquito bite. Please, I need her exact death date. Amarilis, MaryAnn died in 1970 of a seizure that she had in a friend's house. I do not know the exact date. Various sources cite enchaphilitis, or an OD, and they don't even get the year of death correct. Tony Leong -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 13:03:45 -0500 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room 2/09/03 The Liquid Room, (usually) hosted by David Ponak (me), airs every Saturday night from Midnight to 3AM (PDT) on 90.7FM KPFK Los Angeles, as well as streaming at Thanks to the illustrious TONY TUCCI for filling in for me last weekend. Please join me this weekend for the KPFK Winter Fund Drive edition of the Liquid Room, then tune in on Feb. 23 for the Liquid Room Black History Month special! 02/9/03 Tony Tucci on 90.7 KPFK Los Angeles 1. Mello Cads/Loveland Soft As A Rock (Franklin Castle) 2. Barry Adamson/Black Amour The King Of Nothing Hill (Mute) 3. Mr. Scruff/Valley Of The Sausages Trouser Jazz (Ninja Tune) 4. Soul Bossa Trio/Sally (Routine Mix) Abstract Truth (Bomba) 5. Cinematic Orch. + Fontella Bass/Evolution Every Day (Ninja Tune) 6. Yush + Christina Hughes/Tesco Girl Retro Tingz (Yush) 7. Juana Molina/Uh! Tres Cosas (YM) 8. Bikeride/Catch That Spark Afternoon Tea Music: Green Note Tea (Polystar) 9. Kza/La Previsione Del Tempo Ill-Centrik Funk V.1 (File) 10. Bobby Hughes Combination/Clive The Runner Nhu Golden Era (Stereo Deluxe) 11. Bill Withers/Wintertime Menagerie (Sony Legacy) 12. Smoove/4 Real New Testament Of Funk V.4 (Acid Jazz) 13. The Kinks/Big Sky Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Reprise) 14. Rob/Amours Don't Kill (Virgin France) 15. Polyphonic Spree/Hanging Around The Beginning Stages Of (Good) 16. Hooverphonic/Sometimes Presents Jackie Cane (Sony) 17. Gordon Staples + The String Thing/Strung Out Dancefloor Jazz V.11 (Mojo) 18. Maria Bethania + Edu Lobo/Cirandiero -1963- 19. Gabin/Delire Et Passion Gabin (Astralwerks) 20. Open Transport/Why Not? Psychedelic Walk (Temposphere) 21. Os Mutantes/Halelula A Divina Comedia Ou (Polygram) 22. Booker T + The MG's/Sunday Sermon Time Is Tight (Stax) 23. Saint Etienne/B92 Finisterre (Mantra) 24. Erland Oye/Sudden Rush Unrest (Astralwerks) 25. Tatsuya Oe + James Brown/Cold Sweat James Brown Ultimate Remixes (Universal J) 26. Fun Lovin' Criminals/Scooby Snacks (Schmoove Version) Mimosa (Chrysalis) 27. DJ Krush + Angela Esparza/Alephevo (Truth Speaking) The Message At The Depth (Red Ink) 28. Sweet Stuff/Freaky (To You) California Soul (Luv n' Haight/Ubiquity) 29. Missy Elliott/The Rain ( Supa Dupa Fly) Bass In Your Face (Elektra) 30. Gak Sato/Turnabout Of A City Tangram (Temposphere) 31. Spider Harrison/Beautiful Day Funky 16 Corners (Stones Throw) 32. Serge Gainsbourg/Pauvre Lola Coulour Cafe (Philips) 33. Vila/I Feel Dubplates From The Lamp V.2 (Pork) 34. Troublemakers/Street Preacher Doubts + Convictions (Guidance) 35. Theivery Corporation/Omid (Hope) Richest Man In Babylon (ESL) 36. Groove Armada/Hand Of Time Lovebox (Jive) 37. Lenine/O Silencio Das Estrelas Falange Canibal (BMG Ariola) 38. Cosmo Vitelli/Be Kind To The Machines Clean (Astralwerks) 39. Rob + Sonia Sanchez/Don't Kill Dub Don't Kill (Virgin France) 40. 14. Pastel Vespa/California Dreaming L'Anarchie (Siesta) 41. Augusto Martelli/La Bikina Easy Tempo V.3 (Right Tempo) 42. Jiva/Love Chooses Lovers The Love EP (Giant Step) Happy Valentines Day! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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