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Spectropop - Digest Number 838

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Scopitone questions
           From: Mikey 
      2. Re: Where the Action Is / Five Americans
           From: Larry Lapka 
      3. Re: Scopitone questions
           From: Frank 
      4. Re: Tony Hatch in New York
           From: Mick Patrick 
      5. Re: Forthcoming Association CDs
           From: Phil Reynolds 
      6. Re: Where the Action Is / Five Americans
           From: Stephanie 
      7. Re: Faux Shangs: Ria & the Revellons
           From: Mick Patrick 
      8. Johnny Madara & Dave White
           From: Michael Edwards 
      9. Raiders, DC5, Paul Simon, life as we know it
           From: Alan Gordon 
     10. Fake Merseybeat
           From: Antonio Vizcarra 
     11. 60s pop sike net radio
           From: Ashley 

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Message: 1 Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 21:25:15 -0500 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Scopitone questions Speaking of Scopitones....does anyone here on Spectropop have the Scopitone of The Bachelors singing "The Stars Will Remember"?/? mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 05:54:13 -0000 From: Larry Lapka Subject: Re: Where the Action Is / Five Americans Some of the kinescopes of Where the Action Is are pretty awful. However, there are many shows out there that are highly watchable. And again, I really believe that if Dick Clark wanted to, he would put something out--I really can't believe that he doesn't have anything in his personal video archives that is probably 100 times better than what's out there on the boots. I notice that Sundazed is putting out another Five Americans compilation. This is a group that was defined by that one song ("Western Union" of course), but whose other singles really defined what that form should be--short and full of hooks! Larry Lapka -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 07:45:41 +0100 From: Frank Subject: Re: Scopitone questions Jeffrey Kennedy: > You can access a Scopitone catalog here: Thanks for this link, Jef, it's fascinating stuff... Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 13:44:29 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Tony Hatch in New York Mark Wirtz on Tony Hatch: > ...Tony was one of the very, very few musical innovators > and torch bearers during the 60s, that may have been > inspired by, but defied and refused, to follow any "trends" > or "rules" at large at the time. Tony was (deservedly) > fortunate by scoring in the US, a fact that lent him an > undeniable credibility and for which I always envied him. > Bottom line, Tony was an original UK pop auteur maverick, > and he always has been, and remains, one of my heroes! I forwarded Mark's tribute to Tony. He responded: "I'm grateful to Mark Wirtz for his very generous comments and appreciate him putting me on this pop pedestal." Artie Wayne: > I've always considered Tony one of the ultimate songwriter/ > producers. Even though I know he's English, I think > "Downtown" is as much of a "New York Anthem" as "On Broadway". > Would you ask Tony which of Petulas' hits [if any] were cut > in New York? Tony's reply: "I thank Artie Wayne for his generous compliments and confirm that the only single recorded in New York was "Colour My World". The song was written in the Leeds Music Broadway office in New York which, in one way, makes it more American than the rest of the Petula Clark songbook. "My Love" was recorded in LA but the song was conceived somewhere over the North Pole on board the plane carrying me there. Ah....... ...what happy memories! Cheers, Tony" S'poppers might not be aware that two of the many standout tracks on Petula's "My Love" album were originally recorded by her in French. They are "Hold On To What You've Got" ("Le Ciel De Mon Pays" in French) and "Just Say Goodbye" ("Regardez- Les"). Both songs were written by Petula with lyricist Pierre Delanoe. Tony Hatch supplied the English lyrics. There also exists an alternately worded version of "Just Say Goodbye" bearing the title "Look At Me". MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 14:44:49 -0600 From: Phil Reynolds Subject: Re: Forthcoming Association CDs Justin: > 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. The best site for the Association is by their long time fan club, the Association Admiration Aggregation at - It is wonderful, with biographies, snapshots, chat rooms, updates, and real time video and audio of almost all their television appearances and releases. It's well worth the effort and time to visit. The fun is that they have either audio/video of their unreleased material as well as concert appearances with obscure songs (ie: Elton John's "Take Me to the Pilot" and more). For Larry Lapka (and others) they also have a section on the Robbs(?!). It doesn't list upcoming concert appearances, etc., that data can be found on the current group web site. Currently, the group is owned by members Larry Ramos and Russ Guigere (sp), and contains the son of original member Brian Cole and others. Great stuff! The original CDs (with bonus tracks ) were released in Japan a few years ago. They sounded great, but still could've used more unreleased material and/or liner notes. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 03:41:43 -0000 From: Stephanie Subject: Re: Where the Action Is / Five Americans Larry Lapka wrote: > I notice that Sundazed is putting out another Five Americans > compilation. This is a group that was defined by that one song > ("Western Union" of course), but whose other singles really > defined what that form should be--short and full of hooks! Remember that poor man's version of "Western Union" that they did called "Zip Code"...LOL Stephanie -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 21:02:49 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Faux Shangs: Ria & the Revellons John Frank: > 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. John, I assume you know "Don't Drop Out" by the one and only Dolly Parton, one of the best sub-Shangri-Las discs there ever was? If not, it's readily available in the shops on CD. In the meantime, take a listen to "She Fell In Love" (RSVP 1110, 1965) by a gang of girlies calling themselves Ria & the Revellons. This little treasure is playing right now at musica. Click here to play: "And she said she was thru with love..." Faux Shangs, or what? MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 01:06:51 -0000 From: Michael Edwards Subject: Johnny Madara & Dave White I had a request for Timmy Brown's "If I Loved You", a great Spector soundalike from 1963. It is now playing in musica. The production was by another couple of S'pop heroes, Johnny Madara and Dave White. Their story is well known, but I would love to see a list of artists who have recorded their songs. In 1965, they revived their own recording careers as the Spokesmen, with Ray Gilmore as the third member. They cut an answer song to Barry McGuire's "Eve Of Destruction", "Dawn Of Correction" which peaked at #36. An album followed with most tracks being less politically motivated than their hit (e.g. "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away", and "Down In The Boondocks"). The interesting track is their version of Phil Ochs' "There But For Fortune", the lyrical content of which is the exact opposite of "Dawn Of Correction". You could say they finally "got" what Barry McGuire was saying. Right now, it's a topical song and is playing in stereo in musica. Enjoy, Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 10:05:35 -0800 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Raiders, DC5, Paul Simon, life as we know it From: Larry Lapka: > I think for now, as far as WTAI is concerned, we will have > stick with the boots, which really aren't that horrid to watch. Hey Larry. Where does one find these boots? I loved this show when I was just knee-high to a Telecaster. I'd rush home from grammar school to watch these really "groovy" half hours. I'm thinking, Hugh Grant to play Mike Smith in the Dave Clark Five story. What d'ya think? I wonder how much Dave had to do with the actual imput into the writing of the DC5's toons. My suspicion, from what I can discern from his obvious ego, is that he just wanted to pretend that he was musical... and his name is always first too. Re: paul simon and life and music as we know it... C'mon, Mr. Bearheart, I'm waitin'. peace, bro, albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 16:59:44 +0100 From: Antonio Vizcarra Subject: Fake Merseybeat Hi Spectropoppers, Aside from the lovable Liverpool Beats, the Manchesters, the Mersey Beats, the Liverpool Lads, the Liverpool Kids, the Buggs, etc. Are there any other American groups who pretended to be from England and that tried to cash in on the Merseybeat craze that swept America in 1964? Any bands recommended? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 21:47:32 -0000 From: Ashley Subject: 60s pop sike net radio Just added five hours worth of top new tunes on Chocolate Soup FM (, or the higher quality sound version for broadband users, (, including... Mark Wirtz Pop Works 2 - the best tracks from this cool new comp, plus some ultra rare Brit psych and harmony pop from the collection of the CD's compiler Mark Frumento. Dutch/German/Danish beat and psych - from harmony popsters The Gloomys to the all out garage attack of The Jay Jays some superb stuff from Paul Gutter's amazing archive. Compilation overload - choice cuts from Tony the Tyger's excellent "Fly Me To The Earth", Euro garage punk from Earthshakers, the grooviest French pop from Pop a Paris and not forgetting Pop In and Spinning Wheel. Plus tracks from all the hottest pop sike albums Majority One, Price Sheridan, Thomas and Richard Frost, Tin Tin and the Jackpots. And coming very soon tracks from Fading Yellow 4 and 5 Pop In Volume 2 Spinning Wheel Vol 2 Angel Pavement Skip Bifferty -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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