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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: What Is Rock & Roll?
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      2. Slappin' Macca
           From: Steve Harvey 
      3. Re: More Superman-Related Requests
           From: Phil Reynolds 
      4. Re: Slappin' Macca
           From: Richard Havers 
      5. Re: Telephone songs
           From: Simon White 
      6. Elvis' SunDays
           From: Steve Harvey 
      7. Re: Telephone songs/Litrtle Richard concert
           From: Andrew Jones 


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Message: 1 Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 18:17:25 EST From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: What Is Rock & Roll? Richard Gagnon wrote re. "Hound Dog": > Elvis made it one. I must humbly disagree. Presley's version, in my most humble opinion, was very vanilla and the start of his walk down the road to perdition. My view is that Presley was cooked when he left Sun and never made a real good record after that---maybe with one exception "Mary In The Morning". Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 16:16:55 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Slappin' Macca Steve Harvey: > Would love to hear him play some slapbass on Bill > Black's old upright (which Linda bought him for a birthday > present). Richard Havers: > I did once.....he caressed it, revered it....and > made it hum! What was the occasion? I never knew that Paul could really slap bass. It's a special art, almost an entirely different instrument in some ways. So how did you get to hear him play? He must have forgotten to call me that night. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 22:32:31 -0600 From: Phil Reynolds Subject: Re: More Superman-Related Requests For what it's worth:.....the jazz/rock group "Chase" did an instrumental version of the "Theme from Superman" - the old George Reeves one. It appeared on an album on the Churchill label, and was recorded after the death of leader Bill Chase. It did bring back the original lead vocalist from the first Epic album.....it's pretty fun, and surprising. Most people around that time would've expected the theme from the Christopher Reeve movie. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2003 00:33:41 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Slappin' Macca Steve Harvey: > Would love to hear him play some slapbass on Bill > Black's old upright (which Linda bought him for a birthday > present). Richard Havers: > I did once.....he caressed it, revered it....and > made it hum! Steve Harvey: > What was the occasion? I never knew that Paul could > really slap bass. It's a special art, almost an > entirely different instrument in some ways. So how did > you get to hear him play? He must have forgotten to > call me that night. I was working with him and it was at his studio in East Sussex. He was messing about playing rock n roll.......he thought he was Bill Black. Just like we all imagine we can be our heroes with a spot of air guitar.......in the bath harmony......full on vocals when driving down the highway. Even legends have heroes! Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2003 00:30:52 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Telephone songs Bill Craig wrote: > Has anyone mentioned The Stones "It's Off The Hook"? > Cool song. Did they write that? I can't remember. The first 45 I ever went out and bought with my own money ! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 16:30:00 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Elvis' SunDays Mike Rashkow: > I must humbly disagree. Presley's version, in my > most humble opinion, was very vanilla and the start > of his walk down the road to perdition. > My view is that Presley was cooked when he left Sun Yeah, right! And the Beatles never did anything great after "My Bonnie" either. Elvis rocked on "Hound Dog". His version was as different from the original as much as his cover of "Mystery Train" was from Junior Parker's version. Love the Sun stuff, but Elvis never did anything like "Heartbreak Hotel" before or afterwards. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 23:42:56 -0500 (EST) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Re: Telephone songs/Litrtle Richard concert We're probably coming close to ending the Telephone Songs thread, but here's one last contribution: "Echo Valley 2-6809," on Wayne Newton's "Daddy Don't You walk So Fast" album. It's mosly Wayne wondering if he should call the girl he's been away from for so long, and thinking maybe he should've called sooner; finally he dials the title number and gets a "this number has been disconnected" message. And all this talk about "What is Rock & Roll?" and mentions of Little Richard reminds me: The man himself is scheduled to perform this weekend at a casino in a town near here. The ads say it's gonna be one of his last concerts. Don't think I'll be able to make it, though. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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