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Spectropop - Digest Number 861

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. RIP Nina Simone
           From: S'pop Team 
      2. Gary Usher and Dick Campbell
           From: Gary Campbell 
      3. So sad that 60's oldies are becoming a vanishing breed
      4. Annette Tucker-Nancy Mantz
           From: Michael Edwards 
      5. Fwd: Jazz Great Nina Simone Dies
           From: Neb Rodgers 
      6. 60s inspired CDs - The Villas - The Ceasars
           From: Neil Hever 
      7. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update
           From: Martin Roberts 
      8. The Liquid Room 4/20/03
           From: "Ponak, David" 
      9. Re: Murmaids aftermath
           From: Wes Smith 
     10. Buckingham & FMac
           From: Country Paul 
     11. Many's The Slip 'Twixt the Cup and the Lip (or Baby the World Really Turns"
           From: gabrielle 233 
     12. Re: "Cuddly Toy" -- Nilsson/Monkees
           From: David Bailey 
     13. Re: Nancy Sinatra questions
           From: Phil Milstein 
     14. Re: "Cuddly Toy" -- Nilsson/Monkees
           From: astro4004 
     15. The Symbols
           From: Rob Stride 
     16. Re: Oriole & Nancy Sinatra
           From: Ken Silverwood 
     17. Chicago scene
           From: Guy Lawrence 
     18. Suzanna Hoffs + Cuddly Toy =
           From: Steve Harvey 
     19. Songs of Ricky Page
           From: Paul Urbahns 
     20. Al Hazan
           From: Martin Roberts 
     21. Harmonies and a new Group........Harmony High
           From: Rob Stride 
     22. Re: "Cuddly Toy" -- Nilsson/Monkees
           From: Tom Taber 
     23. The Glaswegian Brian Wilson
           From: Rob Stride 
     24. Re: "Cuddly Toy" -- Nilsson/Monkees
           From: Roger Smith 
     25. Del-Vetts
           From: Bob Rashkow 

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Message: 1 Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 08:40:44 +0100 From: S'pop Team Subject: RIP Nina Simone Dear Members, An excellent tribute to the late great Nina Simone, written by David Nathan, can be located at the following URL: The S'pop Team Spectropop - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 14:11:36 -0000 From: Gary Campbell Subject: Gary Usher and Dick Campbell Hello all My name is Gary Campbell, the son of Dick Campbell. My dad wrote 398 songs and had quite a few published including his "Dick Campbell Sings Where It's At" album on Mercury records. The Mercury album was had a very Dylan like sound. Searching the net I have seen reference on this site to Gary Usher (whom I was named after) and Dick Campbell. Dick and Gary were best friends for a number of years and wrote over 50 songs together. The only cowritten song ever published prior to the "Beyond the Shadow of Doubt" CD was "Good Old Rock and Roll Song" by the Cowsills. I noticed that there was no info on Dick Campbell in the above mentioned discussion. If anyone would like to learn more about Dick, who passed away last year, and hear some of his music can visit the following two sites I have created. There are also alot of photos of Dick and Gary Usher and lots of links on both sites. p.s. I noticed that the song "Grey Soft Black and Blue" was credited to Gary Usher. This should be credited as being co written by Usher/Campbell. If anyone is interested I could post a list of the songs written by Usher/Campbell or you can see a complete discography for Dick Campbell including the Campbell/Usher songs on the Dick Campbell Yahoo group. Thank You. Gary Campbell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 11:48:08 EDT From: Subject: So sad that 60's oldies are becoming a vanishing breed I keep hearing more and more that 60's oldies are gradually in the process of being totally phased out on oldies stations throughout the country. I think it's an absolute shame. I can think of even stronger words but I won't use them here! I grew up loving 50's and 60's oldies and feel it's a disgrace that this is happening. Though I guess it's understandable why it's happening. There are younger people in authority making decisions who are totally not into 50's and 60's music at all. I am grateful that the radio station I work for (WBCB) is allowing me -- even with all their sports programming -- to do occasional shows such as my Murmaids show last week. That was very special to me. In my own small way I certainly want to try to keep the music alive on the airwaves as much as I can. For those of you here who missed that show and have sent me e-mails asking if you'll get another chance to hear it I hope to have an announcement here shortly that should make you happy. Fingers crossed. :) But back to my original thought..... It's troubling enough to me that so many oldies stations have for so long stuck to the same rotation of generic oldies ad infinitum while ignoring many other oldies that were as big on the chart and at least just as good. But what's even more troubling is the thought that the folks in charge of today's oldies radio are more and more totally writing off an entire generation of music lovers. Nowadays the term "oldie" seems to refer to music of the 70's, the 80's and even the early 90's! Give me a break! Ronnie Allen -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 22:03:44 -0000 From: Michael Edwards Subject: Annette Tucker-Nancy Mantz Deep in the bowels of Spectropop there is mention of one Annette Tucker. She co-wrote and recorded an Al Hazan song, "Stick Around". In the same section we find Al sharing writing credits with Nancy Mantz on a song entitled "Gimmie Jimmy". This and other detailed information about Al Hazan was put together by Martin Roberts at: From these humble beginnings, the ladies went on to write some important material during their Spectropop years. The notes to the Sundazed CD, "Orange, Sugar And Chocolate" say that they are considered these days to be a prolific duo in the Psychedelic Composer's Underground with countless masterpieces to their mutual or individual credit...among them "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night", "Dr. Do Good", "Green Light" and loads more." The CD contains their "I Ain't No Miracle Worker" by the Brogues, a song also recorded by the Chocolate Watch Band. Segue to the American Breed whom we have featured recently. The b- side of "Bend Me Shape Me", "Mindrocker", was a cover of a Keith Colley song recorded by Fenwyck. The latter's version is on this CD and it is more folk rockish than the Breed's brass led up-tempo version. It's good, though. The Breed's follow-up to "BMSM" was the above-mentioned "Green Light" and it was another cover. The original by the Vulcanes from 1966 is now playing on musica. Again it is more stripped down than the Breed's version with the organ to the fore, but you get to make the comparison. Segue now to Freddy Cannon, who has also featured in S'pop recently. He recorded a Tucker-Nantz song, "She's Somethin' Else": it was his 2nd record after "Action" and didn't make the cut for his recent Varese WB CD. In this one, Freddy's buddy called him up at half past eight one night to see if he would take his cousin on a double date. The lyrics continue: "I hardly had the heart to shine my dancin' shoes Cos I had a funny feelin' she would be bad news" How does it all work out? Well you get to find out because this Tucker-Nantz song is also playing in musica. I would be interested in any other thoughts or comments on Annette Tucker and Nancy Mantz's songwriting as I think this is the first time it has been discussed. Enjoy the tunes, Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 14:15:36 -0700 (PDT) From: Neb Rodgers Subject: Fwd: Jazz Great Nina Simone Dies Jazz Great Nina Simone Dies By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY NEW YORK - Nina Simone , the jazz great whose rapsy, forceful voice helped define the civil rights movement, died Monday at her home in France, according to her U.S. booking agent. She was 70. Though she remained a top concert draw in her later years, she was quite frail. Eric Hanson, an agent with her U.S. booking agency Ted Kurland Associates, confirmed the death to The Associated Press. At a 2001 concert at Carnegie Hall, she had to be helped to the stage, and was later seen sitting backstage in a wheelchair. Simone spent much of her recent time in France. She was survived by a daughter, Lisa, according to her personal manager, Clifton Henderson. Simone, born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, N.C., was a classically trained pianist whose songs ranged from blues to spirtuals to classical fare. But she gained fame in 1959 with her recording of "I Loves You Porgy," from the musical "Porgy & Bess." She later became a voice of the civil rights movement, with her song "Mississippi Goddam," and later, "To Be Young, Gifted and Black." In 1998, she blamed racism in the United States for her decision to live abroad, saying that as a black person she has "paid a heavy price for fighting the establishment." She did not elaborate but said racial inequality in the United States was now "worse than ever." She left the United States in 1973 and lived in the Caribbean and Africa before settling in Europe. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 17:40:12 -0000 From: Neil Hever Subject: 60s inspired CDs - The Villas - The Ceasars Popsters, Just a heads up to those of you who seek out 60's inspired bands. Pennsylvania band The Villas have a new disc called "Set for Life". They have an excellent guitar based sound with touches of Hammond organ recalling 60's era pop and 70's New Wave. They employed the current Herman's Hermits drummer Dave Ferrara to handle the drum duties. I'd compare them favorably to the Raspberries and The Attractions. You can find out more at Another interesting disc came by my desk last week. If your tastes swing more towards garage/pop then you might want to check out The Caesars "39 minutes of bliss" on Astralwerks. They cover the great 60s chestnut "Out of my hands" by LaPorte Indiana's garage band The Endd. Some of you may recognize the track from Pebbles Volume 9 - one of the best LPs in the series. You can check them out on the record web site I am not employed by either the Villas or Astralwerk's records! I'm just passing on my observations for those interested in finding material like this for their listening pleasure. Since I work at a radio station there is a lot of stuff on my desk every week. Most of it is not very good. I always like hearing about good new music and thought the group might enjoy it as well. Cheers, Neil Hever -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 17:00:57 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop update Not as close as I expected the winner of the Record of the Week, a fine and dandy song for the UK's mini heat wave, is The What Four "Baby Can't You Hear Me Call Your Name". The choice for next week is a toughie, Eddie Hodges, "The Water Is Over My Head" or Round Robin, "Kick That Little Foot Sally Ann", two excellent and contrasting tracks. Nitzsche Radio is playing Jingle #9 "Wild Side". Good to see my pal and movie critic Michael Kemp posting to S'pop the other day. Welcome aboard. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 09:30:35 -0700 From: "Ponak, David" Subject: The Liquid Room 4/20/03 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 Please join me this coming weekend for an in studio performance by The Sugarplastic. The Liquid Room 04/20/03 1.The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Death In Vegas/Leather Scorpio Rising (BMG-UK) 3.Gilberto Gil/Cerebro Electronico 1969 (Mercury-Japan) 4.Junior Senior/Shake Your Coconuts D-D-Don't Stop The Beat (Mercury-UK) 5.The Sugarplastic/Sins Can Sing Like This 7" (Tall Boy) 6.Mandrill/Lord Of The Golden Baboon Fencewalk: The Anthology (Polydor) 7.Gimmicks/The Joker Brasilian Samba (Universal-Japan) 8.The Evolution Control Committee/Rocked By Rape Plagiarhythm Nation (Seeland) 9.The Cardigans/Communication Long Gone Before Daylight (Stockholm Records-UK) 10.Francoise Hardy/Comment Te Dire Adieu Comment Te Dire Adieu (Virgin-France) 11.Sparks/I Married Myself Lil' Beethoven (Universal-UK) 12.Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark/Extended Souvenir Architecture & Morality (bonus track) (Virgin-UK) 13.Richard Cameron/Winter Back 14.Pico/I Love You ABC Pico 1st (Kitty-Japan) 15.The Electric Prunes/Agnus Dei Mass In F Minor (Reprise) 16.The High Llamas/In The Yacht Retrospective And Rarities (V2) 17.Spiritualized/Anyway That You Want Me The Complete Works Volume One (Arista) 18.The Walker Brothers/Night Flights Night Flights (Sony-UK) 19.Barry Adamson/Whispering Streets King Of Nothing Hill (Mute) 20.Isaac Hayes/A House Full Of Girls Truck Turner (soundtrack) (Stax) 21.Black Box Recorder/These Are The Things Passionoia (One Little Indian-UK) 22.The Zombies/I Love You The Zombies (Varese Sarabande) 23.Elis Regina/Zazueira For Cafe Apres-Midi (Universal-Japan) 24.Tony Lasley/If You Don't Know Beat Nova 25.Tommy February6/Je T'aime Je T'aime single (Sony-UK) 26.Olivia Newton-John/Sam The Very Best Of (Universal) 27.Adult/Kick In The Shin Anxiety Always (Ersatz Audio) 28.Jumping Jacques/Double Francoise Avalon (Petra-Italy) 29.Elektel/Better Sound For Better Kindness Space Travel With Teddy Bear (Sucre-Japan) 30.Lemon Lemons/Beautiful Dreams 60's Cutie Pop Collection-Twiggy Edit (Tokuma-Japan) 31.Dimitri From Paris/Okinawa Love Cruising Attitude (Victor-Japan) 32.Kahimi Karie/About The Girls Trapeziste (Victor-Japan) 33.Lyme & Cybelle/Follow Me Warren Zevon-The First Sessions (Varese Sarabande) 34.Seksu Roba/Up, Up And Away Pleasure Vibrations (Eenie Meenie) 35.Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme/Love Is Blue/AutumnLeaves A Man And A Woman (GL Music) 36.Sketch Show/Chronograph (Cornelius Remix) Tronika (Daisy World-Japan) 36.Miles/Menlo Park Don't Let The Cold In (V2-Japan) 37.Blur/My White Noise Think Tank (Virgin) 38.Electrocute/Sugar Buzz Electrocute (Emperor Norton) 39.Cody Chesnutt/The World Is Coming To My Party The Headphone Masterpiece (Ready Set Go) 40.Junior Senior/Chicks And Dicks D-D-Don't Stop The Beat (Mercury-UK) 41.Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Movin' On Someday Man (Reprise) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 05:50:36 -0000 From: Wes Smith Subject: Re: Murmaids aftermath Ronnie Allen wrote: > First off I want to thank all of you who have already sent > me e-mails regarding my radio interview show with the Murmaids. > You have made me feel really good! > Thanks in advance for all your additional feedback. :) Ronnie,as far as I'm concerned,I have TOTALLY ENJOYED every one of your interviews that I've been fortunate enough to hear! Your latest,with those Murmaids was no exception ! It is truly wonderful to be able to pay tribute to these talented artists from years gone by,who deserve so much recognition for all their wonderful accomplishments,and of course,some of them are still going strong and deserve our support so much! These interviews certainly provide us with so much insight regarding their accomplishments and interesting facts about their careers! Also, many times you come up with some great surprises (many times for the artists themselves, as well as the listeners.) What can I say except a sincere THANK YOU! As far as who I'd love to hear you interview,it would probably look like a 'Who's Who" list but one can only be so greedy,so I'll just mention a couple of my personal favorites that haven't been on with you yet. THE PIXIES THREE - Some TALENTED GROUP FOR SURE!!!! Since all 4 of them have contributed so much almost from the beginning of their recording careers, wouldn't it be WONDERFUL to maybe come up with a first - interviewing all four of them! I guess I want more--- bring on the "PIXIES FOUR"!!!! Speaking about more - how about a well deserved encore for those two WONDERFUL LADIES that you've already had on--- DIANE(RENAY) and JANIE(GRANT)--- I'm sure that you could come up with many new insightful things and surprises in NEW interviews with them! Guess that I'll have to get one more request in while I'm at it- -- How about that talented little girl from New Haven,Ct.--- the one and only Ginny Arnell---- she seems to remain quite popular, especially around Spectropop Land. Once again,Ronnie--- Thank you so much for all your GREAT interviews. Sincerely, Wes Smith -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 21:38:47 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Buckingham & FMac Dave Swanson, Re: Lindsey Buckingham's "Gift Of Screws" - where did you hear it? Can it be found anywhere? Off-list reply is fine. BTW, I like much of the new Fleetwood Mac album's first half - turned it off at "Come", which was pretty much a primal scream, and haven't gotten to the second half yet. Ronnie Allen, sorry I missed the Murmaids interview; please keep it up - I'm probably 25 miles from your signal area and will hear you one of these days! Country Paul (A long way from catching up, but trying) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 22:27:52 -0000 From: gabrielle 233 Subject: Many's The Slip 'Twixt the Cup and the Lip (or Baby the World Really Turns" I was a member of the group named "The Present" that recorded "Many's The Slip...". It WAS a hit in Florida and also in England as I'm told. About two years ago, someone had posted a message on Spectro talking about the use of a "rock and roll" harp. I played the organ, and sang backup. The studio, during production, added the harp. That song was actually recorded with the entire band playing together in real time but the voices were tracked. Tony Powers (who wrote "98.6") wrote this song with George Fischoff at Columbia. What a blast it was actually making a record in New York! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 22:12:11 -0000 From: David Bailey Subject: Re: "Cuddly Toy" -- Nilsson/Monkees Roger Smith wrote: > Some people have said that the line "you're not the only > choo-choo train" in "Cuddly Toy" implies a gang-rape scenario. > Although Harry seemed to back up this interpretation in a couple > of interviews, most of the time, when asked about it, he said > that the song is a little risqué, but not *that* risqué. I was always under the impression that the term "choo-choo train" indicated a "gang-bang" as opposed to a "gang-rape" meaning that the acts were consensual. db -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 16:35:18 -0400 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Nancy Sinatra questions Justin McDevitt wrote: > I assume that the title of this track is Love Eyes, though > a track with this title is not on her 1966 Lp with These Boots > Are Made For Walking. "Love Eyes" is correct. It appears on Rhino's 1986 NS hits compilation Boots; not sure of any digital incarnations. According to Nancy in the LP's liner notes, Lee apparently wrote the song as a trope for the word "Levi's", as in the jeans. Thus, "My world lies right there in your Levi's." --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 21:41:51 -0000 From: astro4004 Subject: Re: "Cuddly Toy" -- Nilsson/Monkees Roger Smith wrote: > Some people have said that the line "you're not the only > choo-choo train" in "Cuddly Toy" implies a gang-rape scenario. > Although Harry seemed to back up this interpretation in a couple > of interviews, most of the time, when asked about it, he said > that the song is a little risqué, but not *that* risqué. I remember reading about the Cuddly Toy/ "Hell's Angels gang bang" story in the liner notes of one of the Monkees CD reissues, but could never suss out the lyric that was supposed to illustrate it. Thanks for shedding some light! The choo-choo train metaphor is rather subtle (maybe a tad strained - perhaps all a publicity gag by Nilsson?) so I can see how the censors might not have caught it. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 21:11:29 -0000 From: Rob Stride Subject: The Symbols I've just played a track to musica. It's a cover of the Ronettes classic "Do I Love You" performed by 60's UK harmony band The Symbols. They had minor success in the UK, No 44 in Aug 1967 with a cover of Four Seasons track "Bye Bye Baby" and No 25 in Jan 1968 with a cover of the Ronettes " Best Part Of Breaking Up". The Bass Player Mick Clarke went on to be a founder member of 70's band The Rubettes. Now he can often be found performing Duo Gigs with Tony Rivers. Hope you enjoy it. Rob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 20:47:43 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Oriole & Nancy Sinatra Ian: > Nancy Sinatra did the original of "Like I Do" in '62, quite > a different arrangement to Maureen Evans' hit version. I've > always liked both equally. Well, I'm really surprised, I didn't know Nancy Sinatra had recorded before 1965 & " So Long Babe" is the pre 65 stuff available anywhere, I presume it was through Reprise? Oriole, yellow & black, what other incarnation's were there, do I recall silver & blue? Oh! if only I'd bought the early Tamla releases. Maureen Evans, she brought out loads of singles on Oriole, only hit with one though. I always thought she'd dented the American charts with "Like I Do" but a quick look tells me I'm wrong. A couple of quickies for Mick to ask of Tony Hatch if possible, the impeccable choice of top tunes the Searchers had as "A" sides where they all supplied by Chris Curtis as I believe he had an impressive collection of US 45s. And what was it like working with Benny Hill? Ken On The West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 19:07:13 +0100 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Chicago scene A couple more Chicago points... I'm afraid I've always thought that "I Call My Baby STP" was a really weak follow up to "Last Time Around". The subject matter was a couple of years out of date and structurally the song is a bit of a mess. Don't get me wrong, I could listen to hot rod songs all day, I just think the Del-vettshad something stronger in them. Obviously Clark and Bob would disagree - I wish I shared their appreciation - it's the only Del-vetts 45 I actually own! There is actually a pretty decent Del-vetts website at: Did any of you Chicago experts ever catch the group live? I would strongly recommend American Breed fans to search out the soundtrack to the Rod Steiger/Lee Remick movie "No Way To Treat A Lady" (Dot '68) as it contains the Breed singing "A Quiet Place". This track, which didn't appear on any of their LPs is, for me, the best of all their "soft" stuff - a really beautiful piece of music. As far as I know the album has never been reissued. Guy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 09:00:13 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Suzanna Hoffs + Cuddly Toy = Alan Gordon: > I had the distinct pleasure of comforting Ms. Hoffs > when......She came into the studio all upset that she > had "dinged" a car in a supermarket parking lot with > her newly rented car. Did you try to claim the dinged car was yours, but you'd be willing to forget it all if only she'd. . . we're ready for the story about skinnydipping with the Go-Gos now. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 10:32:15 EDT From: Paul Urbahns Subject: Songs of Ricky Page Ricky Page's name should be fairly well known to listers as a session singer that appeared on many of the big hits of the 60s. She was the Crypt-Kickers on Monster Mash, sang background on Nancy and Lee's Jackson. Just to name a few. Ricky Page recorded a version of Harper Valley PTA in Nashville about the same time as Jeannie C Riley. Ricky Page's version sounded more country, less hick-ish than Jeannie C. Riley's. Spar Records (the label it was on) was largely associated with issuing covers of recent hits on its Hit Records label. But this cover (Ricky's Harper Valley PTA) got sole listing on the Seattle charts (KOL 1300 & KJR 950), debuting August 16, 1968 at KOL. Vancouver's 730 CKLG listed both Page's and Riley's versions. Riley didn't chart nationally until August 24th, 1968 (Cash Box). Ricky's Harper Valley PTA was on the Spar label and distributed in Canada by London Records. Apparently London had better distribution in the great Northwest than the independent Plantation label (also from Nashville) that had the Riley version out. Does anyone on the list have airchecks or radio station surveys with stations playing Ricky Page's Harper Valley PTA. It was number one for the week of Sept 6, 1968 on CKLG Vancouver. #17 on KOL week of Aug 16, 1968. Made it up to Number 3 on KJR in September 1968. Is there a Ricky Page discography available? Thanks! Paul Urbahns -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 19:13:29 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Al Hazan Mike Edwards wrote: > This and other detailed information about Al Hazan was put > together by Martin Roberts at: As much as I agree with his praise for the site, the credit belongs to Rex Strother. Al Hazan's 'Early Days' page on Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop offers a link to Al's own page administered by Rex. Like you Mike I share a healthy regard for Al's musical and writing skills. Al also wrote part one of Bonnie's "Home Of The Brave Story" - on Spectropop, A little bird tells me we can expect some exciting new developments from Al Hazan and Rex Strother - stay tuned! Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 20:25:51 -0000 From: Rob Stride Subject: Harmonies and a new Group........Harmony High Hi everyone just to let you know that I've set up a new group for fans of harmony acts. I hadn't intended to set one up but I couldn't find a group that dealt solely with harmony groups. So if you're into The Beach Boys, Four Seasons, Yellow Balloon, Montanas, Chris Rainbow, Adrian Baker, Jellyfish, Turtles, Four Freshmen etc or anything at all to do with harmonies, check it out. MP3s Photos & Discographies: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 12:25:07 -0700 (PDT) From: Tom Taber Subject: Re: "Cuddly Toy" -- Nilsson/Monkees > ...the song is a little risqué, but not *that* > risqué. When I was 17, I thought that those "choo-choo" lines just meant "you weren't the first thing to ever be treated as an object, and tossed aside in a big hurry," but Nilsson said it much more cleverly. At about-to-be-53, I still think the same. As Freud said, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Tom Taber -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 20:42:39 -0000 From: Rob Stride Subject: The Glaswegian Brian Wilson I've just played to musica a track by Chris Rainbow, a self-confessed Brian Wilson fan. Chris released a number of singles in the 70s without getting the chart success that he really deserved. He later made many appearances on Alan Parsons Project albums. A friend of mine inter- viewed him back in the early 80s and was suprised to find that Chris has a very broad Glaswegian accent and a severe speech impediment, but he also saw the humour in that problem: When my friend (Eamon Percival, sadly no longer with us) asked Chris which acts he had produced, Chris looked at him over his beer can and started stuttering "I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I'll write it down it will b, be quicker." The man is modest has humility and talent by the bucket-loads and I'm a huge fan. Listen to "Dansette" - Chris does all the vocals and it really is a work of art. Hope you enjoy it. Rob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 17:01:34 -0400 From: Roger Smith Subject: Re: "Cuddly Toy" -- Nilsson/Monkees > I was always under the impression that the term "choo-choo > train" indicated a "gang-bang" as opposed to a "gang-rape" > meaning that the acts were consensual. Yes, that's what I meant. In any case, I think Harry was just using a metaphor for the girl having slept with the guy who then leaves her. It was only after someone else suggested the "gang-bang" scenario that he started mentioning it. -- Roger -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 20:00:10 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Del-Vetts Guy Lawrence is right about The Del-Vetts' "I Call My Baby STP" being behind the times. What I love about it is that in the Midwest, there were so few pop and garage bands into the surf/drag thing--it seemed a tribute to the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean and all the others (plus the guys apparently had a contract with STP Oil Treatment to hype their decals!) We don't need Clear Channel or any of these conglomerate radio empires that prefer to play England Dan and Foreigner etc. over 6Ts stuff. We've got a great bunch of fans and online stations right here, not to mention many talented people who have been a part of it. I've said it's really great to know that there are people in their twenties on groups like this who appreciate the 6Ts legacy whether they like Puff Daddy and Sarah McLachlan or not! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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