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Spectropop - Digest Number 803



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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: What Is Rock & Roll
           From: Richard Havers 
      2. Re: Soul and Inspiration
           From: Richard Hattersley 
      3. Re: Telephone Songs
           From: Ken Silverwood 
      4. Re: Faux Shangri-las
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      5. Re: Dave Dee etc.
           From: Mark Frumento 
      6. Re: Rock n Roll according to Wittgenstein!
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      7. Re: Telephone Songs
           From: Phil Milstein 
      8. Page sessions
           From: Phil Milstein 
      9. Re: Faux Shangri-Las
           From: Charles G. Hill 
     10. Re: Telephone Songs
           From: Richard Tearle 
     11. Re: Telephone Songs / R'n'R
           From: Tom Taber 
     12. Re: Chris Lucey AKA Chris Ducey AKA Bobby Jameson?
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
     13. Time-Life's "The Rock 'n' Roll Era"
           From: Andrew Jones 
     14. Reparata & the Delrons' I'm Nobody's Baby Now
           From: Robert 
     15. Plea to recording engineers / Soul and Inspiration
           From: Stuart Miller 
     16. Re: Shirley Ellis
           From: Elisabeth Kurtis 
     17. Re: Telephone Songs
           From: James Botticelli 
     18. Re: Page sessions
           From: Richard Havers 
     19. Re: Reparata & the Delrons' I'm Nobody's Baby Now
           From: Ken Silverwood 
     20. Re: What Is Rock & Roll?
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     21. Re: Shirley Ellis
           From: David Bell 
     22. Re: Telephone Songs
           From: Richard Williams 
     23. What would Tony Romeo think?
           From: Emily 
     24. Re: Reparata & the Delrons'
           From: Simon White 
     25. Re: Telephone Songs
           From: Patrick Rands 


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Message: 1 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 09:27:14 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: What Is Rock & Roll Tony wrote: > Rock & Roll began in the early fifties and lasted through > to the mid 60s and is a subset of Pop music. Well, for sure Rock & Roll didn't start in the early 50s, at least the sounds that we now call rock & roll. It may have been called rock & roll music for the first time in 50s. Many credit Rocket 88 with being the first rock & roll record.....it was not. Just go back to the 40s and there are numerous records that can lay at least as strong a claim. Interestingly the use of the word rock (and roll) in popular recording goes back, at least, to the 1929 when Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band cut 'My Daddy Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll). Tampa sings My Man rocks me with one steady roll It makes no difference if heís hot or cold When I looked at the clock, clock struck one. I said honey oh letís have some fun But you rock me with one steady roll .......sound familiar? Moving right along to 1945 and Wynonie Harris records Around the Clock parts 1 &2 Sometimes I think I will, sometimes I think I wonít Sometimes I believe I do, and then again I believe I wonít Well I looked at the clock, the clock struck one She said come on Daddy letís have some fun Yes we were rolling, yes we rolled a long time. Was it coincidence, divine inspiration or a great memory? Well Chuckís memory was obviously working overtime when he cut, Reeliní and Rockiní in 1957. Sometimes I will, then again I think I wonít Sometimes I do, then again I think I donít Well I looked at my watch it was 9.21 Was at a rock n roll dance, having nothing but fun We was reeliní and rockiní, rolliní Ďtil the break of dawn. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 12:32:33 +0000 From: Richard Hattersley Subject: Re: Soul and Inspiration Stuart Miller: > I have 3 copies of "Soul" on various Righteous Bros records > and they all say produced by Bill Medley. It was their first > single on Verve, I presume without Spector so it could have > been that Medley fancied getting as close to what they had > left as possible. And he couldn't have been more successful, > although these days I do tend to cringe when Bobby does the > monologue in the middle. But great, great talent, both of them, > either individually or together. Check out the web site: > http://www.righteousbrothers.com/Thanks Stuart. For me, it's a shame he didn't stick with that production style. May have given them some more hits as well. Although I do like their version of "Man Without a Dream" Richard http://www.wiz.to/richardsnow -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 12:41:51 -0800 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Telephone Songs Plus........Telephone (wont you ring) & Ronnie Call Me When You Get A Chance by Shelley Fabares. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 08:15:49 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Faux Shangri-las > Leader Of The Laundromat - The Detergents My failing memory tells me that this was a Paul Vance written and produced item with Ronnie Dante as the Detergents. Can someone confirm? I know that Vance did several of these parody records. One had Johnny Cymbal as lead singer. Does anyone have that title for me? Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 13:17:29 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Dave Dee etc. Stuart Miller wrote: > I thought after Dave Dee left and they were freed from the more > restrictive path of their then producers and became more creative, > that they turned out some excellent music which inevitably went > largely unappreciated. In case you don't know this, there is a boxed set of everything the band did with and without Dave Dee. It's called "Boxed." "Fresh Ear" the album without Dave Dee is really nice. Sort of a late Hollies or Marvin Welch Farrar sound. In some cases they come to close to Crosby Stills & Nash for my taste... but only on one or two songs. And yes, I'd agree that the production style doesn't get in the way. They never resort to sounding like a novelty act on "Fresh Ear". "World" off that album is incredible. There are a couple of nice songs done when Dave Dee came back. Among them is "She's My Lady" which has a certain Phil Chapman as co-producer??? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 08:23:13 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Rock n Roll according to Wittgenstein! Stratton Bearhart: > some Spectropoppers may find Wittgenstein's resemblance theory in > art helpful... Wow, what hath God wrought--discussions of Wittgenstein on Spectropop! Isn't he the guy who had a deli for a long time on 6th avenue and 49th street? I know it's only rock on rye, but I like it, I like it--yes I do. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 09:16:48 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Telephone Songs I hesitate to throw into the mix all the phone-number songs: "Beechwood 4-5789," etc. There seem to be a great many of these. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 09:43:37 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Page sessions I have become very hungry for a compilation of Jimmy Page's session work. I know one or two have trickled out over the years, but those have unfortunately passed me by. Can anyone tip me to the top-level details of any such comps? Eagerly awaiting a hearty dose of that pipin' hot guitar, --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 08:58:21 -0600 From: Charles G. Hill Subject: Re: Faux Shangri-Las The Detergents took on a second Shangs tune, which I would love to find: "I Can Never Eat Home Anymore". (And that's called hungry!) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 15:21:07 -0000 From: Richard Tearle Subject: Re: Telephone Songs How about: Don't Hang Up - the Orlons Telephone Line - ELO Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell Telephone Man (?) - Meri Wilson 6-345789 - Wilson Pickett Private Number - William Bell & Judy Clay Hello, How Are you (forgotten who..was it 10cc?) Hanging on the Telephone - Blondie S'all I can think of off the top of me 'ed! Cheers Richard T -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 07:27:17 -0800 (PST) From: Tom Taber Subject: Re: Telephone Songs / R'n'R Dan Hughes wrote: > Okay, gang, thinking caps on--what telephone song spent 3 weeks at > # 2 in Billboard's Hot 100, and 14 weeks at # 1 on Billboard's > country chart? Did it have an answer song that was a hit too? (He'll Have to Stay) Tom Taber, who adds "Rock and Roll" is a melting pot that encompasses lots of ground - the greatest Rock and Roll song ever? "Sea Cruise" by Frankie Ford. Elvis' first hit wasn't really r and r, but "My Baby Left Me", treated as a B side, may be his most "r and r" r and r song ever. I could go on and on, but the record-breaking 51 messages I got overnight call me away. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 07:24:03 -0800 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: Chris Lucey AKA Chris Ducey AKA Bobby Jameson? Patrick; > Speaking of the Chris and Craig Isha b/w I Need You, 45 on Capitol - > are these songs available on cd? Does anyone have this 45? I'd love > to hear it. Patrick, "Isha" by Chris and Craig is now playing at musica. A great early example of Eastern-tinged popsike written by the aforementioned Chris Ducey and produced by none other than Spectropop fave Steve Douglas (who I believe was a staff producer for Capitol at this time). When space allows I'll play the flip "I Need You" to musica; it's almost as good! Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 11:59:29 -0500 (EST) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Time-Life's "The Rock 'n' Roll Era" This is especially for those Spectropoppers who have subscribed to Time-Life's "The Rock 'n' Roll Era" CDs or cassettes. When my subscription began, I was told there'd be 40 volumes total. But last summer, my subscription ended after only 34 volumes. When I asked Time-Life what happened to the other six, they said they'd lost the rights to the recordings therein and had to take them out of circulation. However, they wouldn't tell me what those volumes were, and neither would the Time-Life website. Don't get me wrong, I'm satisfied with the 34 I've got, but I would still like to know what the other six were, just in case I decide to search for them. The catalog numbers of the missing six are: 2RNR-03; 2RNR-09; 2RNR-12; 2RNR-15; 2RNR-31; and 2RNR-34. If you still need more info, contact me off-list and I'll tell you what CDs I do have. Thanks! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 17:04:24 -0000 From: Robert Subject: Reparata & the Delrons' I'm Nobody's Baby Now The S'pop Team wrote: > Welcome to message #10,000 > > To mark this occasion, your Team have played to musica > three much-discussed tracks. Click this link...... > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ > to choose from: > > Bonnie & The Treasures - Tell Me In The Sunlight > Nino Tempo - Boys Town > Reparata & The Delrons - I'm Nobody's Baby Now > > Enjoy! Thanks for sharing Reparata and the Delron's "I'm Nobody's Baby Now" with the world through musica. It's probably my favorite RATD's single from my favorite girl group and sounds as good to me today as it did on the day it was recorded. In an attempt to tie Reparata and the Delrons to the already existing "Telephone" thread, I pose the following question: On what single was Reparata's voice actually recorded through a telephone? Robert -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 17:17:27 -0000 From: Stuart Miller Subject: Plea to recording engineers / Soul and Inspiration Imho, I think the ending to "Soul and Inspiration" by the Righteous Brothers is one of the best endings to a pop record ever made. When Bill Medley starts "ummmming" as they come towards the fade, it is one of the sexiest sounds I've ever heard on a single, and I say that despite the fact that when I last checked, I was still a member of the male species. It positively sends a tremor right through me. Whilst their moniker at the time of "Blue eyed soul" wouldn't stand comparison today (with Bill you always knew it was a white man singing), nevertheless you could understand where whomever gave them that name was coming from. Check out his version of "Georgia". And after Bill has stopped "ummmming", Bobby comes in with his falsetto but by now his voice is disappearing fast as the fade comes in. On some of the mixes I have, you get maybe another two or three seconds to hear him spiral deliciously into the ether, and I've lost count of the number of times I've had my ear to the speaker whilst listening to this, trying to catch every last breath. So, recording engineers, please bear us lunatics in mind when mixing down what is obviously going to be a massive hit. Recognise that virtually everybody that is drawn to a record will be hanging on for every nuance and vocal inflection going. If you've got to end a record in a fade, please consider us by dragging it out for as long as the producer will let you. And if he won't let you, show him this e-mail, please. Stuart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 18:45:05 -0000 From: Elisabeth Kurtis Subject: Re: Shirley Ellis > Three - six - nine, > The goose drank wine, > A Shirley Ellis CD review is now online! > Clap, slap...errr......click here: > http://www.spectropop.com/recommends/ A snappy and informative read (from that cool cat Phil Milstein, no less!) - especially as it proves that ol' Shirl went far beyond "The Name Game". It's definitely convinced me that I should head down to Beatin' Rhythm to pick this cd up. Just goes to show the powers of Spectropop persuasion! Elisabeth x p.s. What a shame, though, that her fabulous "Soul Time" wasn't also a Congress release and couldn't be included - I adore that song! It reminds me of my first northern soul nights in Toronto. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 14:14:29 -0500 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Telephone Songs (Daddy Daddy) Gotta Get A Phone In My Room - Dodie Stevens? Operator - Light Drivers (soul) Mr. Telephone Man - New Edition Call Me - Chris Montez BE4-5789 - Marvelettes 634-5789 - Wilson Pickett Makin' Love On The Phone - (some early 80's chick) Did My Baby Call? - Mad Lads -- James Botticelli Member: The Easy Rebellion Will I get discovered before I get found out? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 19:44:36 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Page sessions Phil Milstein wrote: > I have become very hungry for a compilation of Jimmy Page's session > work. There is a 2CD compilation on Castle/Sequel called 'Hip Young guitar Slinger' (NEECD 486) which has masses of Jimmy P tracks. It includes Carter-Lewis & the Southerners, First Gear, The Lancastrians, The Factotums, Twice As Much, The Materminds and Les Fleur De Lys to name but some. Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 20:25:20 -0800 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Reparata & the Delrons' I'm Nobody's Baby Now The S'pop Team wrote: > Welcome to message #10,000. To mark this occasion, your Team have > played to musica three much-discussed tracks. Click this link...... > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/files/musica/ to choose > from: Bonnie & The Treasures - Tell Me In The Sunlight, Nino Tempo > - Boys Town, Reparata & The Delrons - I'm Nobody's Baby Now... Richard: > Thanks for sharing Reparata and the Delron's "I'm Nobody's Baby Now" > with the world through musica. It's probably my favorite RATD's > single from my favorite girl group and sounds as good to me today as > it did on the day it was recorded. In an attempt to tie Reparata and > the Delrons to the already existing "Telephone" thread, I pose the > following question: On what single was Reparata's voice actually > recorded through a telephone? I'll go for "Captain Of Your Ship", sounds like a megaphone to me. Ken On The West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 15:29:24 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: What Is Rock & Roll? Richard Havers writes: > .......sound familiar? Moving right along to 1945 and Wynonie Harris > records Around the Clock parts 1 & 2... I love your going back to 1929 for R&R inspiration. I remember Rocket 88 and I remember Wynonie Harris--the side that I remember best was "Good Morning Judge". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 15:52:24 EST From: David Bell Subject: Re: Shirley Ellis Re: http://www.spectropop.com/recommends/ I love to read an eloquent review that inspires me to go and buy the product. I can't think how I missed out on the Shirley Ellis CD in the first place but that situation has now been rectified. From just reading Elisabeth's (x) post, Shirley has sold 2 copies of her cd today! I have to be honest and say that I did think of Shirley as being a one hit wonder with The Name Game but know I realise my juvenile impression of her was wrong. Thanks for correcting me on my misplaced opinion, Phil. I also agree that her version of Stardust is a great version of a much recorded song. Whoever is responsible for illustrating Phil M's review with her picture sleeves and particularly with the sheet music for The Puzzle Song has produced a stunning display. David. P.S. "It'll never fly, Orville"...... That bloody green duck gets everywhere (obscure reference for British readers only). I can already hear the collective groans. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 21:08:43 +0000 From: Richard Williams Subject: Re: Telephone Songs Telephone songs? "He'll Have To Go" (in the Solomon Burke version, preferably): "Put your sweet lips a little closer to the phone/Let's pretend we're together, all alone/I'll tell the man to turn the jukebox way down low/And you can tell your friend there with you/ He'll have to go..." Richard Williams -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 21:08:57 -0000 From: Emily Subject: What would Tony Romeo think? What would Tony Romeo think? I don't know. Personally, I find making jingles out of any pre-written music tacky. Especially when the composer has no say in it. I say, write an original jingle for your product. I found out about this on the CmonGetHappy.com message board, a great Partridge Family tribute site. As a promotion for its new Berry Burst Cheerios cereal, General Mills is holding a "Duet with David" contest. Entrants must write a song about eating fruit with cereal to the tune of "I Think I Love You," including the words "Cheerios," "Berry Burst" and "fruit" in their lyrics. The winner gets to perform her or his opus with David Cassidy at the Mall of America on May 29, 2003. Don't believe it? Go to: http://www.berryburstcheerios.com/contest.html for details. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 21:19:35 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Reparata & the Delrons' > On what single was Reparata's voice actually recorded through a telephone? Weather Forecast? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 22:25:45 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Telephone Songs Can't forget the wonderful (and I think un-mentioned thus far) Kinks song - Party Line. It has a ringing phone and a British voice answering "Hello, who is this speaking??" Nara Leao also has a song called Telfone - also done by Os Cariocas and Walter Wanderley. :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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