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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Double Shot label, blue-eyed soul
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      2. Re: RIP Adam Faith
           From: Tom Taber 
      3. Round Robin & Yvonne Carroll
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      4. Re: Organs R Us
           From: Jean-Emmanuel Dubois 
      5. Slappin' Macca
           From: Steve Harvey 
      6. Re: The Blossoms / Dreamers
           From: Mick Patrick 
      7. Re: wayne newton
           From: Tom Taber 
      8. Re: Organs R Us
           From: Phil Chapman 

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Message: 1 Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 16:36:49 -0500 From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Double Shot label, blue-eyed soul I have one of the more obscure Double Shot 45s, a reminiscent if not particularly inspired thang called "Green Power" by "The Bagdads". It's pretty funky rock 'n soul probably from late '68 or early '69. B-side is "Bring Back Those Doo-Wops"; self-explanatory! Wasn't Johnny Crawford's remarkable "Cindy's Birthday" published by Aldon? Did they publish other penners' work besides Sedaka and Greenfield's? Rashkovsky, wish I could've been there to preview "The Letter" as you were fortunate enough to. Must've been "too far out." I think "Everything I Am" is the flip of their terrific follow-up "Neon Rainbow" (which I initially thought was "I Need A Rainbow!" :-} and the flip of "The Letter" is "Happy Times", another intriguing little slice of Chilton moaning that indulges in some heavy minor chords in the middle. I'll have to give "EIA" another spin 'cause I can't remember it (that doesn't mean I didn't like it, tho!) Thank you once again Mike Edwards! "I'm Your Puppet" IMHO is one of those 6Ts records that gives Soul its name! Here I'll throw in a couple more of my personal faves--Five Americans' "Evol Not Love" (HBR 1966) & Barry/Tamerlanes' "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" (Valiant 1963) Two more examples of US classic pop arrangement that I never tire of. ...Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 13:55:50 -0800 (PST) From: Tom Taber Subject: Re: RIP Adam Faith TD wrote: > I can't remember if I saw Adam Faith on Shindig or > Hullabaloo, but he sang "If You Want Me, It's Alright". > Next time I saw him, he was in the Monty Python sketch > about "Hell's Grannies". It was Shindig - I still remember commercials for Shindig, where a few seconds of Adam Faith's appearance was followed by a few seconds of the Dave Clark Five, probably doing "Can't You See..." Am I right that Adam's only U.S. hit was a B side in Britain, or is it a brain cramp brought on by some of the outrageously awful puns that I'm sorry I didn't come up with on these postings? A "Beatling" indeed! Tom Taber, 27.5 hours away from seeing Mr. Springsteen -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 22:36:40 -0000 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Round Robin & Yvonne Carroll I'm looking to get together a Round Robin discography and a "Complete Works" CDR for my own amusement but I need a bit of help. Can anyone tell me the name of the duet he recorded with Yvonne Carroll? I cant find it at Record Master ( Any other information, memories or observations on the Slauson Man would be much appreciated - I haven't made much progress since my last appeal to the group about a year ago (yes, this is becoming something of an obsession!). Regards Guy. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 23:36:09 +0100 From: Jean-Emmanuel Dubois Subject: Re: Organs R Us Artie Wayne: > the instrument used on "Runaway" is called the Ondiolene > [not sure of the spelling] I loved the sound and tried to > use it several times whenever I used Allegro studios in > the basement of 1650 B'way ....... Jimmy B: > I believe its spelled Ondioline but I'm not sure either. > Kai Winding used it frequently. It gives off a pretty groovy > sound, sorta halfway between a theremin and a moog. The real pioneer of Ondioline is Georges Jenny - But the real master and promoteur of this musical device is Jean-Jacques Perrey- JED ;-) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 15:40:11 -0800 (PST) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Slappin' Macca Nah, Rich, you got me wrong. Not that I don't believe you, just that I would love to know if Paul actually took lessons. Slapbass is not something you just pick up. Usually somebody has to show you the basic steps. Nowadays you have video and the Internet to help you. I would love to see Sir Paul play slap. It's a lot different than playing electric bass. You're basically doing the work of not only the bassist, but also the drummer. Having to snap the string hard enough so it bounces (then slap it) means it takes alot of physical energy to keep up. Playing electric is a breeze compared to the upright. Oddly enough the upright from Sun studios is up for sale on Ebay. Not Bill's, but one he probably played on from time to time. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 23:44:38 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: The Blossoms / Dreamers Original Message From Simon White: > I have a friend who made a record with the Blossoms...... I > wonder if anyone has ever attempted to put together a list of the > Blossoms back up work. Quite a task..... If you go to > you'll find yourself at the Doo Wop > Society of Southern California's web site. Scroll down awhile and > after you get to a drawing of a guy at a mike keep going until > you see The Dreamers/Blossoms and click on for some nice pics of > the Blossoms including one with Johnny Otis. Great message Si. And an excellent website too, thanks for the tip. My pal Peter Gibbon put together a rather splendid Dreamers' CD for Ace Records last year - "They Sing Like Angels". I'd say it's a bit of a must for devotees of distaff doo wop. It includes tracks the gals waxed under a variety of monikers before joining Capitol as the Blossoms. Ace have a really excellent website. Find the Dreamers here: and here: About that "Blossoms on back-ups" list; I'm afraid I might have left it too late in life to begin such a task. Perhaps a more youthful volunteer might step forward to collaborate with me? I'd like to see a similar catalogue of the Sweet Inspirations session work too. Any takers? MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 15:33:03 -0800 (PST) From: Tom Taber Subject: Re: wayne newton Mary wrote: > ... Most of his songs are the blandest of the bland, > and he actually sounds like a woman in many of them. I saw Wayne on a Jerry Lewis Telethon probably 25 or more years ago. He did a Chuck Berry song, probably "Johnny B. Goode," and the man rocked his butt off, playing a rather large electric guitar! I sent him a note several years ago asking him if he'd ever consider doing a rockabilly album (think songs like "Rockin' Bones"), but never got a reply. Speaking of Rockin' Bones, never pass up a chance to pick up a probably bargain-priced version of Boxcar Willie's Rock CD - the Skeletons only got credited on the regular priced original. Tom Taber, who also likes the early works of Guy Lombardo! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 00:56:00 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Organs R Us Ken Silverwood: > Wasn't the instrument on "Runaway" called a MUSITRON played > by a Max Crook who came up with the collection of notes which > lead into the vocal (note the technical data) (I just buy the > stuff). Yes it was, Ken. Max invented the Musitron two years before having the hit with the co-written "Runaway", but couldn't patent it 'cos it was basically a Clavioline with added delay, reverb and vibrato. The Ondioline was slightly earlier, used by Alex North on "Spartacus" and later played by Claus Ogerman on Kai Winding's "More". It's all at - including an entire page devoted to "Runaway". And take a look at the "who played what" page on I loved the Waltzer too, but marginally preferred "I Only Want To Be With You", which sounded great with the Doppler effect, especially the strings break. "Runaway" was better suited to the Dodgems, IMHO:-) Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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