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Spectropop - Digest Number 837

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Foxes; Paris Sisters; Faux Shangs
           From: John Frank 
      2. Forthcoming Association CDs
           From: Justin McDevitt 
      3. Re: Where The Action Is
           From: Paul Richards 
      4. Re: Scopitone questions
           From: Stephane Rebeschini 
      5. Re: Scopitone questions
           From: Mary S. 
      6. Re: Scopitone questions
           From: Frank Uhle 
      7. Re: Dance instruction question
           From: T D Bell 
      8. Bernadette!
           From: Xavier 
      9. Re: Scopitone questions
           From: Frank 
     10. Re: Shangri-Las=Bon-Bons=Beatlettes
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     11. Re: Scopitone questions
           From: Jeffery Kennedy 

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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 21:15:19 -0800 From: John Frank Subject: Foxes; Paris Sisters; Faux Shangs Hi Folks I hesitate to send a message with both "Paris" and "faux" in the subject line, given current events, but I've always lived dangerously... John Weathers asked about The Foxes on Titanic 101. According to the "MegaGuide To Singles" database, Titanic 101 consisted of "Thrilled" and "Who Loved You As Fondly As I", and was released in 1963. The only other "Foxes" listing could well be the same group, since it's from the same year: ABC-Paramount 10446: "I Just Might Fall In Love" b/w "Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me". "Thrilled" showed up in a tape trade awhile ago. I'll have to dig it out and listen to it again. I've been looking for a Paris Sisters single for a long, long time which eludes me. I've never even heard either song but their titles are intriguing, which is why it's on my want list. Does anyone know "Stand Naked, Clown" b/w "The Ugliest Girl In Town"? What are the songs like? Label, release year info? Again thanks to Mick for playing another Wild Angels demo to musica. Despite the sound quality and the less-than-inspired arrangements, these two songs are wonderful. I love the lead singer's confidence and roughness, and the back-up singers could have become heiresses to the Ganser throne, given a little practice. Alas -- it was not to be. And that's called sad. I did a search in the S'pop archives looking for more leads on faux Shangs and these were mentioned in the context of being shangesque. I've never heard of them. Are they worth my time to track them down? Angelettes - Don't Let Him Touch You Betty & Karen - Stop and Listen Boys - Splendour In The Grass (These Boys were girls... Is this the Jackie deShannon song?) Stockingtops - I Don't Ever Wanna Be Kicked By You Pam Dickinson - Say Cheese Soon I hope to return the favor of playing fun tunes to musica. I'm actively working on getting tech-savvy enough to do it. John Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 23:47:36 -0700 From: Justin McDevitt Subject: Forthcoming Association CDs Hi Spectropop friends, In a recent posting, Larry Lapka referenced a forthcoming project to finally transfer the Association's body of work into CD. I have been a devoted Association fan since May of 1966 when I first heard "Along Comes Mary". I have originals of their first 5 LPs and recently got a hold of the "Just The Right Sound" double CD comp. I've read as many online biographical pieces on this wonderful harmony group as there are available, though I am always looking for more information. The "Just The Right Sound" comp is well produced in terms of the overall sound quality and has given me the chance to hear some of their later material, featured on the second CD. In reflecting on their relatively short-lived career, I think the group had started to lose its way. In terms of the tastes of the music listening/buying public, their sound was no longer relevant, at least by the mid 70s, though their harmonies continued to be straight-on. This perspective is a common theme in the bio pieces that I've read. Nonetheless, they are one of my favorite groups to listen to. They buoy me up when I'm feeling discouraged. Their harmony always brings me hope and comfort. Are there any devoted Association fans amongst this august group? Has anyone come across any Association message boards, or chat groups? Please let me know. Yours in peace, Justin McDevitt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 03:01:42 EST From: Paul Richards Subject: Re: Where The Action Is I agree with you Billy, it's about time more of these '60s music shows were available on video/DVD. I've got an interesting Bandstand edition from '68 (with great ads inbetween) featuring The Collage. The quality, unfortunately, is a little poor but still highly watchable. I'd love to see the 'Upbeat' series released on DVD. I'm sure there are good quality copies out there in full colour. I've got some great clips including The Lemon Pipers on a carousel attacking a teddy bear with a guitar. I'm still looking for a clip of The Free Design if anyone knows of its existence. Paul R -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 10:05:42 +0100 From: Stephane Rebeschini Subject: Re: Scopitone questions Brian Ferrari a écrit : > I need help in identifying the artists in two Scopitones that > I have on videotape. There are no names accompanying them. One > is a man singing "Da Do Ron Ron" in french. (yes, it's pretty > funny). That's very probably Frank Alamo, a french yeye singer who specialized in french covers of US hits. Very prolific, with at least 22 EPs (88 songs) released in the early/mid 60s. "Da Doo Ron Ron" was his second hit. He wasn't very tall, short dark hair & white teeth, very clean look. Stephane -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 14:21:56 -0000 From: Mary S. Subject: Re: Scopitone questions Brian Ferrari wrote: > The other is the song "Wheel of Fortune" - the vocal sounds > like it's actually the LaVern Baker version, but the woman > in the Scopitone is quite white. Hi, Brian! Could it be that the singer in question is Kay Starr? I'm pretty sure that she had a hit with the song. She had a big voice, and a great vocal delivery. Mary S. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 09:48:30 -0500 (EST) From: Frank Uhle Subject: Re: Scopitone questions I have the "Wheel of Fortune" Scopitone clip on tape - which is almost obscene, featuring Vegas showgirls in very tight costumes sprawling across gambling tables and roulette wheels. The vocalist is Kay Starr, who had a hit with the song in the early '50s. I haven't seen the French one mentioned, though. Frank Uhle -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 10:50:25 -0500 From: T D Bell Subject: Re: Dance instruction question Stewart Mason: > q: Okay, I've been hearing this my entire life, and it's > still puzzling me: How DO you "let your backbone slip," > exactly? a: When dancing "The Popeye", Huey Smith and the Clowns tell you to let your backbone slip, you are supposed to have your hand on your hip when you do it. Letting your backbone slip is the natural result of dancing to "The Hokey-Pokey"--that's what it's all about. - TD -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 17:26:43 -0000 From: Xavier Subject: Bernadette! Hey all, Thanks for the heads-up on the newest "Where The Girls Are". I must admit my curiosity was piqued by the mention of Bernadette Peters. I'm not a Broadway fan by any stretch of the imagination and really haven't kept track of her at all, but I think my interest in her stems from a childhood crush on Ms. Peters from seeing her in "Annie" coupled with her great performance in "The Jerk". In any case, her song is amazing! I knew she was a very capable singer, but her voice is very sassy on this. It almost reminded me of "My Boy Lollipop" for some reason. Anyway, I'd love to hear more of her material if it's this good. Other current faves on this (just got it yesterday) so far are the first track by the Pussycats ("Dressed In Black"), the April Young song, the Nancy Ames (Troggsy McCoysesque three-chord bliss!), the Sweet Things' "You're My Lovin' Baby," Marlina Mars' "It's Love...", the Little Foxes' "Love Made To Order"...but I'm sure new ones will crop up over time. In any case, another satisfied customer here... Xavier -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 18:57:41 +0100 From: Frank Subject: Re: Scopitone questions Brian Ferrari wrote: > I need help in identifying the artists in two Scopitones that > I have on videotape. There are no names accompanying them. One > is a man singing "Da Do Ron Ron" in french.... Several French male singers sang "DA DOU RON RON" in French. The most popular ones were Richard Anthony and Frank Alamo. If you tell me what he looks like I may be able to tell you who it is... Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 18:07:26 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Shangri-Las=Bon-Bons=Beatlettes Andres Jurak : > I read somewhere on the web: "The Beattle-ettes - Only 17 > (1964 Jubilee 45 # 5472): A one-off recording venture for > this optimistically-named all girl garage band. New York > was their home and their garage response to the Beatles > invasion was produced by the legendary Shadow Morton > (aka Shadow Mann)" Shadow Morton aka Shadow Mann? Don't let Artie Wayne see that! Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 23:29:14 -0000 From: Jeffery Kennedy Subject: Re: Scopitone questions Brian Ferrari: > I need help in identifying the artists in two Scopitones that > I have on videotape... The French guy is Frank Alamo. That's Kay Starr doing "Wheel of Fortune." You can access a Scopitone catalog here: Jeffery Kennedy San Francisco -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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