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Spectropop - Digest Number 791

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Larry Verne
           From: Dan Hughes 
      2. Re: Nothern Gore
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      3. Re: War and Crime
           From: James Botticelli 
      4. Goffin & Sedaka?
           From: Andrew Jones 
      5. Re: Janice Hoyte / Kit Hain
           From: Peter Lerner 
      6. Toon Disney
           From: Mark Frumento 
      7. Re: Northern Gore / The Pandoras
           From: Mick Patrick 
      8. Joyce Harris: No way out
           From: Peter Lerner 
      9. The Real Mr. Heartache
           From: Andrew Jones 
     10. WLT A Radio Romance by Garrison Keillor-- recommend
           From: George Leonard 
     11. An Introduction
           From: David Coyle 
     12. Re: The Peanuts, Anyone?
           From: Bill Reed 
     13. Re: Charlatans SF/Cry Myself To Sleep
           From: David Coyle 

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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 07:45:27 -0600 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: Larry Verne Country Paul writes: > Dan Hughes, I'm very happy to stand corrected about Larry Verne. > Obviously rumors of his passing were greatly exaggerated! (Guess > I'd better get myself the Billboard One-Hit Wonders book.) And somebody (sorry, it's on my other computer and I'm at work now) asked if I was personally acquainted with Larry Verne, because I had his home address. Alas, no, I just pulled it from a google search: Thanks, ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 16:01:04 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Nothern Gore Steve Harvey wrote: > Can anyone tell me what Lesley Gore tune was > considered Northern Soul? Is this a cruel hoax? > I love her stuff, but never considered it soul. Soul? Hardly... but these have a Northern sound: I'll Be Standing By I'm Falling Down My Town My Guy & Me We Know We're In Love (as heard on the final episode of "The Donna Reed Show"... no, "Jeff Stone" and Smitty didn't really write it, although Paul Petersen did record the original version of "Chained", itself a good Northern record.) Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 12:02:03 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: War and Crime Roger Kaye wrote: > ...Can you help me out with another answer song /rewrite - this one is > a version of Edwin Starr's "War", but the chant is "Crime" this time. > No luck figuring this one out and haven't heard it in years. That would be "Crime Doesn't Pay" by The Innocent Bystanders on Atlantic. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 20:19:05 -0000 From: Andrew Jones Subject: Goffin & Sedaka? [Rescued from the S'pop Public Bulletin Board] The Everly Brothers' great hit "Crying In the Rain" was written by Carole King and Howard Greenfield, which leads me to ask: Did Neil Sedaka and Gerry Goffin ever collaborate on a (published) song? Andrew Jones -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 20:34:28 -0000 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Janice Hoyte / Kit Hain Don asked, a few days ago: > 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. Well Don, coming back from holiday I might have guessed that someone in the UK could have answered the easy part of that question. M&S is a big store chain here in the UK (thought they had branches in the US too) and they specialise in good quality own label food, wines, clothes, furniture etc. They ran their own record label for a time in the 1970s - I have an album by Twiggy on it. But I've never heard of Janice Hoyte. But on another note, can anyone help me with a UK singer songwriter called Kit Hain? She was the voice of a 70s band Marshall Hain and in the 80s did a couple of good albums including an arresting and brilliant 45 "Danny". I believe she went off to the States later. Anyone know anything further? Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 20:52:41 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Toon Disney A bit of an ephemeral thing here but has anyone heard the Toon Disney theme on the Disney Channel? It's sung by a kid or at least in a kid's voice but it's a great swinging 60s tune. What strikes me about it is that, aside from the vocal, it has an authentic 60s sound to it, both the melody and the instrumentation. If anyone familiar with this spiffy little piece of music knows it and knows who wrote it I'd love to know. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 21:10:38 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Northern Gore / The Pandoras Steve Harvey wrote: > Can anyone tell me what Lesley Gore tune was > considered Northern Soul? Is this a cruel hoax? > I love her stuff, but never considered it soul. Jeff Lemlich: > Soul? Hardly... but these have a Northern sound: > I'll Be Standing By > I'm Falling Down > My Town My Guy & Me > We Know We're In Love I second that. Might I also recommend "Take Good Care (Of My Heart)", released on Mercury 72892 in 1968. It was produced by Gamble & Huff and is as soulful and danceable as bugger only knows what. Don't you just hate it when a great website vanishes? Some months back, probably following an S'pop tip-off, I happened upon a fantastic site containing some drop dead great colour photos of all-girl band the Pandoras. I am talking about the white 1960s ensemble of "I Could Write A Book About My Baby" fame, not any other similarly monickered group. I don't remember the actual URL of the site. Can anyone help me find it please? Failing that, did anyone download the group's biog contained therein? I'd love a copy. Oh PLEASE! MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 20:57:19 -0000 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Joyce Harris: No way out Some of you must be familiar with Dave Marsh's outstanding book "The Heart Of Rock And Soul", subtitled "The 1001 greatest singles ever made". Yes, we could all write our lists, but few of us could describe those sounds, those emotions, those moments, the way Dave Marsh does. If you've read the first 1000 entries and reached 1001, you'll find a description of a 45 I suspect few of you will have heard. "No Way Out" by Joyce Harris, on Infinity 005. Dave takes more than 2 pages to describe this record, and and the end, you may find yourself thinking "is this a spoof, is the author having a joke with us? Or is this an unutterably valuable 45?" Well Dave said he only knew of one copy, and he himself had it on tape only. Well this morning I received my very own copy, a red/white label Infinity promo in almost mint condition. What a record for 1960! Sort of pre-Ike and Tina, a mind blowing New Orleans sound, with what has to be the worst guitarist on record (cue for a side thread, folks). And the b-side, "Dreamer" is similarly mind blowing albeit a ballad - and the guitar playing is even worse. No, I can't play it to musica but will happily tape it for a Spectropop boss man to do same with. Final point - Dave Marsh's story connects the record to radio station WVBR. My promo is stamped WHPL The "Power Tower" Winchester, Virginia. Anyone have any memories of this station for me to connect up to my precious new 45? Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 16:19:11 -0500 (EST) From: Andrew Jones Subject: The Real Mr. Heartache One of my fellow Spectropoppers has noted the death of Johnny Paycheck. While he's best remembered for his seventies hits, I heartily recommend the CD "The Real Mr. Heartache: The Little Darlin' Years" (Country Music Foundation CMF-023D), which collects his mid-Sixties singles, mostly for his own Little Darlin' label. This is raw, blistering Sixties honky-tonk, musically and lyrically inventive and some of it still too intense for country radio! The CD includes Paycheck's first big hit "A-11", his own versions of "Apartment #9" and "Touch My Heart" (both of which became big hits for other singers) and much more. If you're at all into country music, this should be required listening. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 20 Feb 03 13:21:57 -0800 From: George Leonard Subject: WLT A Radio Romance by Garrison Keillor-- recommend George Leonard: > How would you evaluate Garrison Keilor's classic book, WLT, > a Radio Romance? .... "Spectropop: an Internet Romance." > We never realize we're in "history" until later. Country Paul: > I'd discuss the book with you on- or off-list, but I confess > I hadn't even heard about it until now. Dear Country Paul, I envy you! You're in for some fun. It is one of the funniest books written in the last thirty years, and what's more, it's a man's book. Keillor is, of course, a radio buff, a Spectropop manque, though over the wrong era. I started to hope the book is accurate as well as funny when I read the call letters discussion. WLT means something like With Lettuce and Tomato, because the station starts in the mid 20s, an hour broadcast to publicize a lunch room. Then radio explodes. I gave the book to Internet producer friends during the Silicon Valley boom here. At the end, TV explodes just the same way, and it's great to read. Just as anybody can walk onto the internet now and start broadcasting, as Spectropop's founder seems to have done, anybody, at the start of Radio or Tv, could just walk on. You'll recognize the parallels. I checked amazon and they have sample pages. >Wlt: A Radio Romance >by Garrison Keillor >List Price: $14.00 >Price: $11.20 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on >orders over $25. See details. Best, George -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 15:15:37 -0800 (PST) From: David Coyle Subject: An Introduction I've been hearing about the Spectropop group for some time now, and I'm just now getting around to subscribing and have wondered what I was missing. So before I start posting like a madman, I might as well introduce myself. I'm 31 years old and I love most if not all music from the classic age of rock and pop, starting roughly from the birth of rock to the birth of myself. Artists I like that are probably diggable to Spectropop include the Association, the Turtles, Sagittarius, Millenium, Beach Boys/Brian Wilson solo, Emmit Rhodes/Merry-Go-Round, Cowsills, Wondermints, Sigur Ros, Polyphonic Spree, the Beatles (of course), Bobby Darin, Tim Buckley, Nilsson, Shangri-Las, Joe Meek productions, British Beat, the Zombies, Sunshine Company, Curt Boettcher, you name it. If it's listed in the recommended Spectropop artists list, I probably either like it, love it, or at least have heard of it. Looking forward to sharing and learning from you fine folks for a long time to come. Dave -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 05:56:21 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Re: The Peanuts, Anyone? Jeffery Kennedy wrote: > I am looking for biographical/career information about the > Japanese pop female duo the Peanuts. Any details anyone > could provide would be most appreciated. In a later response to this query, another Spectropopper had some good info on the group. Here is something else that I know: the Peanuts disbanded around 1975 when Emi married Kenji Sawada of the popular Japanese "Group Sounds" outfit, The Tigers. By necessity, Yumi, Peanut no. 2, followed suit in retiring. About ten years ago they got back together for an appearance on the wildly popular Japanese New Year extravaganza, "Kohaku". Whether their reunion went beyond this I am not exactly certain, but they are definitely not performing today. Very responsible for helping intro the sound of western rock to Japan. Viva les Peanuts! Bill Reed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 15:26:45 -0800 (PST) From: David Coyle Subject: Re: Charlatans SF/Cry Myself To Sleep I really like the Charlatans CD on Big Beat. Found it mixed in with Charlatans UK at Virgin Megastore. A lot of their recordings are acquired tastes, very dry folky stuff with a ragtime vibe. The booklet is very detailed, but very apologetic about the quality of the unreleased tracks which are nevertheless extraordinary. The version of "Cry Myself To Sleep" I have is by Del Shannon. Same song? I like it, but it doesn't do as much for me as, say, "Keep Searching," "Little Town Flirt" or "Hats Off To Larry." That said, while I haven't heard the Four Seasons version, I have to say I'm a big fan of the Seasons. The anthology on Rhino, and the "Off Seasons" collection are both vital purchases. Dave -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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