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Spectropop - Digest Number 840

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: The Association
           From: Bill Reed 
      2. Re: Johnny Madara & Dave White
           From: Phil Chapman 
      3. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
           From: Larry Lapka 
      4. Re: Fake Merseybeat
           From: Dan Hughes 
      5. Re Fake Merseybeat
           From: Peter Rechter 
      6. Re: Fake Merseybeat
           From: Andrew Jones 
      7. Re: Johnny Madara & Dave White
           From: Mike Edwards 
      8. Re: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop Update
           From: Phil Milstein 
      9. re: Scopitione Questions
           From: Tom 
     10. Tina Ferra
           From: Andres Jurak 
     11. Re: Studio A "Don't Forget About Me"
           From: Allan Rinde 
     12. File names (was: Re: Paris Sisters)
           From: Paul Woods 
     13. The Liquid Room 3/30/03
           From: David Ponak 

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Message: 1 Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 00:37:49 -0000 From: Bill Reed Subject: Re: The Association Andrew Jones wrote: > Justin: Here's another Association fan right here. "Cherish" and > "Windy" both helped define my musical tastes when I was a kid, > and my vinyl copies of their albums were among my most-played. > Of course, the "Just the Right Sound" package is great, but I'll > be looking into the reissues of the original albums, for sure. This morning I was on the phone with Clark Burroughs, who contributed significantly to the vocal arranging of the Association. Prior to working with the Association, Clark was one of the founding members of the great jazz vocal group, the Hi-Lo's. I had phoned Clark to tell him that I had just read in Stan Cornyn's wonderful memoir, "Exploding", that "Never My Love", which Clark contributed to, was recently noted by BMI as one of two songs to have achieved in excess of 5 million airplays in the 20th Century. The other was "Yesterday". "Update your bio," I told him. Especially for when he unleashes the new group, L'arc, he has been recording carefully and painstakingly during the recent past. I have heard some of the tracks, and they are, to use a Seindfeldian adjective, "breathtaking". We then spoke a bit more about the Association. He told me: "I remember when the all-night session that proudued "Wendy" was over, we were all delirious. We knew we had a hit. It was maybe the most exciting thing that ever happened to me in my career. We didn't walk out of the studio, we all ran, jumping and shouting. . .." Clark also told me that he could not stress too much how the contributions of producer-engineer Bones Howe had played a major part in the success of the group's recordings. I get the sense from past conversations with Clark that some of his longtime jazzbo friends are a bit taken aback that he hadn't taken these assignments trafficking in the netherworld of rockdom just for the money. For he really is every bit as proud of his accomplishments with the Association as he is of his work in---what some might view as---the somewhat loftier realm of the jazz world. Bill Reed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 10:25:01 -0000 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Johnny Madara & Dave White Lindsay Martin wrote: > Earlier, in 1965 Ray Brown and the Whispers had a big hit here > with another (superior) Madara-White song, "Pride", which they > apparently found on a 1963 Billy J. Kramer album where it had > been given its full title, "Pride (In Fact A Little Word)". > Once again, any other known earlier version? There's a 1963 version by Brent Edwards, which I assume must've been some kind of hit in the U.S. as it found its way into the UK via Pye International (7N.25197) - "Pride"/"Over The Weekend". Both sides Madara/White songs. They had a knack of keeping up with changing influences. During their girlgroup phase, apart from the Pixie's Three and the Secrets, they came up with two real S'pop gems in the form of Maureen Gray's "Goodbye Baby" and Johnny Caswell's "My Girl". > Johnny Farnham had his first big hit with a song by > Madara-White-Gilmore, "Sadie The Cleaning Lady" (1968). > ... went to #1 in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide. > As far as I can find out, the Aussies got this one straight > from its American publisher, though it wouldn't surprise me > to find that there is an earlier American version lurking > somewhere. British band Finders Keepers from Wolverhampton > also recorded it, also in 1968, and that's all I know. The Finders Keepers version was produced by Martin's hero, Irving Martin. Phil C. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 02:18:28 -0000 From: Larry Lapka Subject: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Stephanie: > Remember that poor man's version of "Western Union" that > they did called "Zip Code"...LOL I remember the Five Americans' "Zip Code" very fondly. I also loved "The Sound of Love" and "Evol Not Love." They had lots of good stuff, and that's why I eagerly await the CD. Lastly, tonight, with very little on TV, I watched a movie I hadn't seen in years, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. I knew Frankie Avalon was in it, but I had totally forgotten that he sung its theme song! Honestly, it was pretty bad, but I was wondering if anyone knows where I might be able to get this tune. Was it ever on an album? It's so bad that it's intriguing. Larry Lapka -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 18:47:53 -0600 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: Fake Merseybeat John Weathers: > I doubt they pretended to be from Liverpool, but the > Chartbusters attempted to duplicate the Mersey sound > in the summer of 1964 with "She's the One". I think I read somewhere that the Beau Brummels did not go out of their way to correct fans who thought they were British.... ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 00:28:30 +0000 From: Peter Rechter Subject: Re Fake Merseybeat John Weathers >I doubt they pretended to be from Liverpool, but the >Chartbusters attempted to duplicate the Mersey sound >in the summer of 1964 with "She's the One". Hi John, I think we all thought that The Knickbockers' "Lies" was The Beatles on first hearing. I know I did !! I still love that song, not only did it sound like it came out of Liverpool, but it was fresh & exciting, When we all found out it came out of America, we didn't care !!!! I think I wore my copy out. lol Stephen Braitman: >One of my favorites is B. Brock & The Sultans, with an album >on Crown in 1964 called, what else, "Do The Beetle." Incredibly >cheesy cover of a pimple-faced "high school" group. Hello Stephen! Have you heard "The Rutles"/"All You Need Is Cash" album? This is truly a great parody on the Fabs. I'd also love for you to check out my group, "The Secrets": 60s Melodic Pop/Rock/Garage/Psych The Secrets MP3s: And hear The Secrets latest, "Psych-Out USA" on Robby Russell's site: All the best from Oz. Peter. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 09:21:10 -0500 (EST) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Re: Fake Merseybeat Fake Beatles: In the mid-Sixties, the budget label Design Records (a Pickwick label) released at least two LPs by The Fabulous Beats, who were evidently intended to be Design's Beatles (though, to my memory, they sounded more like the Monkees). -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 18:10:50 -0500 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Re: Johnny Madara & Dave White Lindsay writes: >Johnny Farnham had his first big hit with a song by >Madara-White-Gilmore, "Sadie The Cleaning Lady" (1968). >As far as I can find out, the Aussies got this one straight >from its American publisher, though it wouldn't surprise me >to find that there is an earlier American version lurking >somewhere That is a surprise. M-W wrote that? Johnny Farnham is listed in as having a US release on Capitol. I do not see another version. Wasn't there a follow up along the lines of "Hector, The Trash Collector"? >Earlier, in 1965 Ray Brown and the Whispers had a big hit here >with another (superior) Madara-White song, "Pride", which they >apparently found on a 1963 Billy J. Kramer album where it had >been given its full title, "Pride (In Fact A Little Word)". >Once again, any other known earlier versions? Another surprise, because I have got the US original of "Pride" by Brent Edwards (Karen, 1963) as a demo on the UK Pye International label with no credits. So M-W wrote that too? You're right, Lindsay, it is definitely the superior song. Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 20:29:34 -0500 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop Update > (The side WITH Lee Hazlewood's intro pleased for Phil M's sake > and myself!) I would be interested to hear if any S'poppers have > the LP or more details about the group. Thanks man, I shall call off the law-dogs! Seriously though, you rock for providing that one, and as well for providing the links to that great Monkees parties page. Best on y'all, --Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 06:34:15 -0000 From: Tom Subject: re: Scopitione Questions I have a colour short film of the Bachelors singing "The Stars Will Remember". It's a Cinebox or Colorama film or something, similiar to a Scopitone but I think it was made earlier than the Scopitones started. In the film, they are seated at a table during part and they walk around at the start, if I remember correctly. The quality isn't good though and you can hardly see them. The song is great though. Tom -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 06:06:34 -0000 From: Andres Jurak Subject: Tina Ferra Hi, I've just bought a single by this girl - "R (Is For Ringo)"/ "Modern Youth" (Limelight 1964). I like the A-Side song very much. Who else could a little girl sing about? Of course, Ringo. Any info about Tina? Thanks, Andres -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 17:43:09 -0000 From: Allan Rinde Subject: Re: Studio A "Don't Forget About Me" Ran into Brooks Arthur. He did indeed produce "Don't Forget About Me" by Studio A. The singer was a cousin of a friend (or a friend of a cousin) named Johnny Freno. This was the only record they did together (that Brooks can remember) and he doesn't know what, if anything, else Johnny Freno may have done. Hope this helps satisfy enquiring minds. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 11:23:03 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time) From: Paul Woods Subject: File names (was: Re: Paris Sisters) Patrick wrote: > > > Sorry about the shortened file names, that's just so the email > enables the link so you can click it. I don't have the other > Paris Sisters song handy at the moment. Ah, Patrick, what you need is to use or to shorten your links for you! Best, Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 09:07:16 -0800 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room 3/30/03 The Liquid Room, (usually) hosted by David Ponak (me), airs every Saturday night from Midnight to 3AM (PDT) on 90.7FM KPFK Los Angeles, as well as streaming at The Liquid Room 3/30/03 1.The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Seksu Roba/L.A. Freeway Pleasure Vibrations (Eenie Meenie) 3.Telex/Rock Around The Clock I Don't Like Remixes (SSR-Germany) 4.Black Box Recorder/These Are The Things Passionoia (One Little Indian-UK) 5.Erland Oye/Ghost Trains Unrest (Astralwerks) 6.J. Girls/The World Of Yellow Good Night Tokyo (Readymade-Japan) 7.Super Casanova/Sunshine Underground Eternity Now! 8.Mose Allison/Everybody Cryin' Mercy The Mose Allison Anthology (Rhino) 9.The Coral/Don't Think That You're The First single (Sony-UK) 10.Jumping Jacques/Avalon Avalon (Petra SRL-UK) 11.Hazel Nuts Chocolate/Mahou Tsukai Pop Comes Up! (Bluebadge-Japan) 12.David Alexandre Winter/Qu'est-ce Que J'ai Danse! Spinout 6T's (Universal-Japan) 13.Kim Fox/Baby I Want You Back Return To Planet Earth (Franklin Castle) 14.Heaven Bound with Tony Scotti/I Kept On Loving You Roger Nichols & Paul Williams Songbook (Universal-Japan) 15.Mike Flowers Pops/Debase (Soft Palate) Aphex Twin: 26 Mixes For Cash (Warp) 16.John Barry/Mountains And Sunsets You Only Live Twice (soundtrack) (Capitol) 17.Elvis Costello/Brilliant Mistake Kind Of America (Rykodisc) 18.The 88/I'm A Man Kind Of Light (EMK) 19.Gabor Szabo/Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) Spellbinder (Impulse) 20.Pet Shop Boys/Try It (I'm In Love With A Married Man) Disco 3 (Sanctuary) 21.Ralph Carney/Get Your Bargain This Is! Ralph Carney (Black Beauty) 22.Polysics/Black Ball Fall Out Japan For Sale Volume 3 (Sony Music Imports) 23.Nino Tempo & April Stevens/You'll Be Needing Me Baby All Strung Out (Varese Sarabande) 24.Monsieur Blumenburg/Ouverture The Swingers Unlimited (Musica-Japan) 25.Ennio Morricone/Inventions For John Duck, You Sucker (soundtrack) (United Artists) 26.Kahimi Karie/Tornado (outside) Trapeziste (Victor-Japan) 27.Akira Terao/Kaze Mo Nai Gogo No Samba Tokyo Bossa Nova Lounge Chronicle (Teichiku-Japan) 28.Lemon Jelly/Nice Weather For Ducks! (single) (XL) 29.Sketch Show/Ekot (Cornelius Remix) Tronika (Daisyworld-Japan) 31.Daniele Luppi/Fetish Quartet An Italian Story (Belmondo) 32.Bobbi Blake/I Like Yellow Things The American Song-Poem Anthology (Bar None) 33.Buffalo Daughter/Autobaun Musique Non Stop: A Tribute To Kraftwerk (EMI-Japan) 34.Pizzicato Five/Contact Romantique '96 (Nippon Columbia-Japan) 35.Cody ChesnuTT/Look Good In Leather The Headphone Masterpiece (Ready Set Go) 36.Thornshield/Brave New World Soft Sounds For Gentle People (Pet) 37.Redagain P & Smash J/Propella Man Miss Kitten: Radio Caroline Volume 1 (Emperor Norton) 38,The Alan Copeland Conspiracy/A Bubble Called You A Bubble Called You (ABC) 39.Tom Jones/Tom Jones International (Readymade 524 Mix) Mr. Jones (V2-Japan) 40.Francis Lai/Elephant Shake Supreme Lounge 3 (Play-Time-France) 41.The Secrets/Catch Me Time Will Come (SD-Australia) 42.Lou Christie/Beyond The Blue Horizon Lou Christie (Varese Sarabande) 43.The Love Generation/Montage Let The Good Times In: The Best Of The Love Generaton (Rev-ola-UK) 44.Katerine/8eme Ciel 8eme Ciel (Universal-France) 45.Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Movin' On Someday Man (Reprise) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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