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Spectropop - Digest Number 833

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Julie Grant: "Then Only Then"
           From: Mike Edwards 
      2. Re: Artie Wayne website
           From: Andres 
      3. Re: Faux Shangs: another Wild Angels
           From: Mick Patrick 
      4. metropolitan soul playlist 23 march
           From: Simon White 
      5. Re: Brian Wilson etc
           From: Mary S. 
      6. Re: Ron Dante maybe?
           From: Laura Pinto 
      7. Re: Raiders/Knickerbockers/Turtles
           From: David Coyle 

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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 22:38:29 -0500 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Julie Grant: "Then Only Then" David Bell writes: > I went onto eBay soon after writing that email and saw that someone > is offering "Then Only Then" by Julie Grant with a starting bid of > $100. For me that was just another b side but it is apparently > "good popcorn". You live and learn. "Then Only Then" is an excellent popcorn song. Julie Grant's is a great version, which came out on UK Pye (1963) and saw the light of day in the US on Dot. I have a lot of the Pye compilation CDs from Sequel but don't remember this track. Has it been issued on legit CD? Other versions of this great song are by Walter Jackson (Columbia, 1963) and J B Love (Kapp, 1964). All are top tier Popcorn. Incidentally, UK b-sides have yielded some good Popcorn titles. When you flip Ronnie Carroll's "Say Wonderful Things" (UK Philips, 1963) for example, you get "Please Tell Me Your Name", which has had some popcorn exposure. Artists such as Mark Wynter, Jimmy Justice, Patsy Ann Noble, Helen Shapiro and many other pre-Beatles UK acts are all fair game as popcorn DJs search for those rarities. Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 10:35:27 +0300 From: Andres Subject: Re: Artie Wayne website Yes, I too liked the website of Artie Wayne very much. Many interesting things and facts. It was a major surprise for me to know that Artie was actually Neil Sheppard, who sang You Can't Go Far Without A Guitar (Unless You're Ringo Starr)! I'm collecting photos of performers, who sang Beatles related songs, so the photo of young Artie took a worthy place in my collection. Thank you Artie Wayne, Andres -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 08:13:46 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Faux Shangs: another Wild Angels John Frank on Shangri-Las soundalikes: > I just love this place. Thanks to Mick for his donation of The > Wild Angels' history, photo and song. This is fabulous stuff! You liked the Wild Angels' "Sweetness", huh? Well, have one more from the same source. This one's called "About You" and is another out'n'out Shangs soundalike. From a wrecked copy of a one-off acetate, the fidelity is rather less than hi. It's right there in musica now: MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 09:56:57 +0000 From: Simon White Subject: metropolitan soul playlist 23 march Tony And Tyrone - Please Operator - Atlantic Ronnie And Robyn - As Long As You Love Me - Sidra Lewis Sisters- Don't Make Me Live Without Your Love - Motown Cd Theresa Lindsay - Daddy O - Golden World Detroit Sound - You Cant Hurry Love - Wyncote The Chalfontes - Too Much For Comfort - Mercury Barbara Perry - Say You Need Me - Pama Dixie Cups - What Kind Of Fool - Hmv Dusty Springfield - Go Head On - Phillips Della Reese - If It Feels Good - Avco The Tams - Laugh At The World - Abc Intruders - Check Youself - Gamble Intrigues - In A Moment - Yew Willie Kendricks - American Dollar - Kent Cd Billy Sharae - I'm Gone - Spectrum Chuck Johnson - Mulberry Bush - Symbol The Wonderlettes - So Wonderful - Baja Ronnie Love - Chills And Fever - Dot Gloria Parker - Why Can't We Get Together - Llp Irene Reid - The Funny Thing About It - Verve Kenni Woods - That Guy Is Mine - Phillips Sandi Sheldon - Baby Your Mine - Ace Cd The Exciters - Weddings Make Me Cry - Bang The Exciters - If You Want My Love - Rca The Exciters - Number One - Shout The Exciters - Reaching For The Best - Goldmine Gloria Jones - I Ain't Going Nowhere - EMI Debbie Fleming - Long Gone - Attic Rosey Jones - Have Love Will Travel - Sanctuary Cd Christine Adams - Loneliness Is Always Around - Cyclone The Ambers - I Love You Baby - Verve The Diplomats - I Can Give You Love - Dynamo The Charts - Fell In Love With You Baby - Wand Bobby Garrett - I Can't Get Away [Inst] - Mirwood Googie Rene - Downtown - Class The Wooden Trumpet - Theme From N Y P D - Amy Tammi Terrell - This Old Heart Of Mine - Motown Shirley Ellis - Sugar, Let's Shing A Ling - Columbia Damita Jo - Saving The Last Dance For You - Ranwood Jo Ann King - Let Them Love And Be Loved - Fairmount George Torrence - So Long, Goodbye - Shout & The Naturals -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 14:30:48 -0000 From: Mary S. Subject: Re: Brian Wilson etc Thanks for the information, Phil! I am sure it would be great to hear the music you mentioned. I don't think this group still exists, though. The current Al Jardine official website seems very bare, and I think that he might just be touring with one or both of his sons now (plus backup people, of course). I read something on the Internet about Carnie and Wendy Wilson getting back together with Chyna P. to re-form their group, Wilson Phillips. Do any of you know anything about that? I wonder if the lawsuit that Mike Love brought against Al has prohibited him from doing any Beach Boys materials, as well as taking the Beach Boy name away from him? I think this is despicable on Mike's part. After all, Al was one of the original BB members. There is room for ALL of the remaining Beach Boys. I am sure that many of us are fans of Brian, Al, and Mike, not just of one of them. Mary S. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 13:59:42 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: Re: Ron Dante maybe? Ken Silverwood wrote: > A question: Who are Ronnie & The Dirtriders/ Yellow Van RCA 10651/ > c1976, I believe it to be Ron Dante & Barry Manilow, am I correct? Yes on the Ron Dante part ... not sure about Manilow's involvement. I'll dig out the 45 later on and check the label. (This track is available for a listen in the "Vault" on Ron's site, Ron Dante Online, at ). Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 12:17:36 -0800 (PST) From: David Coyle Subject: Re: Raiders/Knickerbockers/Turtles I've seen numerous low-quality clips and complete episodes of "Where The Action Is." While I love Paul Revere & The Raiders, the Knickerbockers made for a pretty good house band when the Raiders were on the road. They did quite a few hits of the day, and it would be interesting if there was a way to get all the Knickerbockers "Action" clips, the audio particularly, on one big whiz-bang CD. I like the Turtles, too. I have the Byrds "Pre-Flyte Sessions" CD on Sundazed, and I find it interesting that the Byrds demo of "You Showed Me" sounds like the way the Turtles MIGHT have done it, while the Turtles version sounds more like the Byrds. I like the "Battle Of The Bands" album, even "I'm King Kamanawanalea" (do you realize what they're _saying_?) In fact, the most commercial song on the album, "Elenore," is the least interesting one musically, IMHO. My favorite Turtles album, oddly enough, is "Wooden Head," which was pretty much a career-end mixed bag of b-sides and unused scraps, which turns out to be a pretty decent album on its own. Next in line, in terms of personal faves is "You Baby/Let Me Be." "Turtle Soup" is a pretty good album, produced as it was by Ray Davies of the Kinks...a pretty good score by the Turtles, that. Some of my favorite individual tracks are the more offbeat ones, one in particular being "Rugs Of Wood And Flowers." Didn't this predate "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris? Almost sounds like a parody of that overwrought style matched with psychedelic lyrics. The Turtles Anthology "Solid Zinc" is the best Turtles collection out there, currently. Definitely solid, from the song selection to the packaging. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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