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Spectropop - Digest Number 865

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 18 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Lost and Found/oldies radio
           From: James Botticelli 
      2. Re: King's Ransom
           From: Misty Lane 
      3. Ebay
           From: Jean-Emmanuel Dubois 
      4. Still more "Still"
           From: Mark Frumento 
      5. Re: Susan Singer / Oriole Records Reissues
           From: David Bell 
      6. Re. Early Nancy Sinatra
           From: Mikey 
      7. Re: Sad State Of Oldies Radio
           From: Peter Rechter 
      8. What's Going On Here - Sloan & Barri
           From: Francesc Solé 
      9. Re: King's Ransom found!
           From: Ken Silverwood 
     10. Re: Oldies Radio
           From: James Botticelli 
     11. Re: 1963
           From: Artie Wayne 
     12. Re: 1963
           From: Jimmy 
     13. Radio, radio; movie
           From: Country Paul 
     14. NY Spectropop Party - confirmed!!
           From: Sheila B 
     15. Lesley Gore songsssss
           From: Patrick Rands 
     16. Re: King's Ransom / Searchers
           From: BW 
     17. Re: Just Like Me
           From: TD 
     18. Re: Ain't That Just Like Me
           From: Billy G Spradlin 

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Message: 1 Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 15:53:08 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Lost and Found/oldies radio Stewart Mason wrote: > Actually, I'm a huge fan of WMBR's Lost and Found, which I > try to listen to every day. (Especially when Eli Polonsky's > on deck, although I must admit I still really miss Magnus.) > It is, indeed, exactly what Neil wants: the secret history > of '50s/'60s/early '70s rock. We even briefly had fellow Spectropopper Phil Milstein on as Maddog (spell it backwards he'd say). Never did found out why he left. > I thought Lost and Found was originally called Needles and > Pinza, Jimmy! That's where I stole the name for my now-dormant > Live365 station, anyway. You're was. Very briefly..VERRY briefly. Glad you made use of it. We kicked around some more names and Lost & Found it became. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 19:55:50 +0200 From: Misty Lane Subject: Re: King's Ransom Neil Hever: > Popsters, for fans of 60s garage, good news today. I just received > an acetate master of the first three songs recorded by Allentown's > King's Ransom in 1965. This pre-dates their celebrated folk rocker > "Shame" which is well known among garage collectors. I even have the > mother pressing! Apparently, this was recorded but never released. > The songs include the slow burn punk hate song "Without You" and a > killer version of "Ain't That Just Like Me" which was a song done by > the Searchers if I'm not mistaken. For collectors in this area this > is the holy grail of Pennsylvania garage rock. Hi there, I'm on the garage66 group. I'd love to hear more from Neil Hever. I run the MISTY LANE (reissue) 60's label and would like to know if there's any interest in reissuing these songs. Many thanks in advance, hope to hear from you! Visit our website, THE NOW SOUND OF: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 13:14:26 +0200 From: Jean-Emmanuel Dubois Subject: Ebay Dear pop friends & relatives, above you will find the link to some hot records i'm selling on in order to get some $$ for my euro- visions independant label. So if you know of any records buffs out there-here comes the euro-visionathon!! Make sure the link is all on one line. Jean-Emmanuel from the label -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 22:45:45 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Still more "Still" Thanks to Kingsley A. and Tom W. for information on "Still." Seems the song was originally a country tune? Though if it is, the beat version by The Bunch is completly reworked, possibly with extra lyrics added. I've played the song to musica in case anyone else can chime in. Fans of John Pantry/Peter and the Wolves etc. will know The Bunch. They were a real band but producer Eddie Tre-Vett used Peter and the Wolves' performaces on two of their singles. John Pantry takes lead on this one but his vocals are slowed down to disguise his voice. I'd love to hear from anyone who is a John Pantry fan/collector. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 18:47:07 EDT From: David Bell Subject: Re: Susan Singer / Oriole Records Reissues Thanks for the great information about Oriole records and masters, Mark W. If Mike Ross is a member of our group, I'd appreciate hearing from him - especially if he knows the intricacies of the whereabouts and ownership of Susan Singer's masters. We need to have them reissued, Mike! David. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 17:17:46 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re. Early Nancy Sinatra Re. John Frank's list of early Nancy Sinatra songs: Johnny, has any Japanese company put all those early songs on CD, legit or not?? mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 23:01:12 +0000 From: Peter Rechter Subject: Re: Sad State Of Oldies Radio The main problem with "Oldies"/"Gold" Radio, is that it is too predictable! There were thousands of fabulous songs that never made it onto "mainstream" radio back in the 60s & there are just as many "NEW" 60s style songs out there today, that are continually ignored by those on mainstream radio, who believe they are serving the 60s generation. It's as if radio believes that the "Boomers" will totally ignore anything that's new. I believe that I belong to the majority of rock loving boomers, I love to hear hear 60s-style songs with great melodies, riffs, hooks, messages etc, etc, whether they be: Pop, Rock, Garage or Psych, it doesn't matter, I love it all and I'm not alone!!!!!!!!!! Thank God for "Community Radio" !!!! Peter. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 01:19:08 +0200 From: Francesc Solé Subject: What's Going On Here - Sloan & Barri Hi friends, I wonder if you can help me. I just spotted a V/A LP called "What's Going On Here?" - Trousdale Music Publishing. It's a compilation featuring songs from Mamas & Papas, Grass Roots, P.F. Sloan.... But it made me curious, as I saw that three songs are attributed to "Sloan & Barri" - that's the name of the artist they mention. Could these be demos?? The liner notes do not shed any light. The songs are "Can I Get To Know You Better", "Take Me For What I'm Worth" and "You Baby". Sure, they sound very familiar, but I'm wondering if these particular versions appear here only, because then I would gladly buy the LP, even though I may already own them in the wonderful but grey area of the PF Sloan rarities anthology that's making the rounds out there. Talk about a prolific and wonderful songwriter! Thanks in advance, Francesc -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 23:28:54 -0000 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: King's Ransom found! Neil Hever wrote: > I just received an acetate master of the first three songs > recorded by Allentown's King's Ransom in 1965.... The songs > include ... a killer version of "Ain't That Just Like Me" > which was a song done by the Searchers if I'm not mistaken. Neil, I think you mean The Hollies did this as their first single. It's an old Coasters number from the 50s. Ken On The West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 20:27:26 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Oldies Radio Gary Krebs wrote: > Check Ed and George at > They have a show from 6pm till Midnight on Saturday night. Mr. Nit-Pick stoppin' in for a quick visit. These guys frequently ran record shows in Boston. Thankfully. My beef: Their show is called "Yesterday's Memories". While that may be true, aren't they really still memories? And so shouldn't they be called "Today's Memories"? Thanks for the space JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 17:55:26 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: 1963 Jimmy......Justin.......I can't agree with you more. 1963 was a wonderful year!! After struggling for years in the Brill building and 1650 B'way...... I finally got my first hit as a writer and producer "Meet Me At Midnight Mary" [Raleigh/Wayne] by Joey Powers. If you want to hear some stories about what the music business was like back then, check out my ever-evolving website at regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 09:49:26 EDT From: Jimmy Subject: Re: 1963 Justin et al, Yep... I turned 8 years old in December of that year, but retain so much of it in my memory, that it really was a watershed year. Ironically, I don't remember the music! I "discovered" the sound of Phil Spector and the Chiffons in 1970. There was a feel to that year... like, you'd better go ahead and enjoy yourselves as much as you can, intensely, because things are going to change REAL quick. Your thoughts were very well stated. Thanks! ==Jimmy== -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 15:01:13 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Radio, radio; movie Neil Hever: > I would create an "Alternate Universe" top 40 radio station. > It would mimic the golden age of top 40 radio but play all > non-top 40 material. In other words, it would make hits > of songs that did not make it to the top 40. The station > would play hundreds of well recognized artists' OTHER songs! > I think it would be a very exciting thing to do. It'd be exciting - but you'd also starve for a living doing it on the commercial band. The alternative is a listener-supported station, begging for dollars (which, as a PBS PD you are already familiar with). You'd still starve for a living, but you'd get to know who you're starving for! After 29 years of it (ending 10 years ago), I still miss being on the radio about 15 minutes a month. The above represents 5 of this month's 15. JB: > Just back from NYC where their WCBS (corporate enuff for ye?) > is now billing itself as "Motown! Soul! And Good Rock 'n' Roll!" > ....apparently not JUST the Sureshot Sixty Songs commonly oldie- > ized. Is there hope? A little. But except for the most monstrous (pun intended - take it two ways) 60s - and 50s - hits, expect no presentation of those decades - and expect a lot of really "jukebox from hell"-type material in which the less-cognizant-than-we-are masses wallow. Roger Smith: > The story about Clear Channel banning songs isn't true as the > article at explains. My source was the Toronto Sun; usually with that reliable a source, I don't vet it through Snopes. Obviously, I should have. Mea culpa - partially. The existence of a list was true, according to Snopes, but apparently it was not a dictum. Is anyone in this group a Clear Channel employee who can authoritatively verify or discredit this? Justin McDevitt, what a nice recounting of 1963. Thank you - if February '59 was "the day the music died," then November '63 was "the day the innocence died." But once JFK came into office, it was a great time to believe that anything was possible. Speaking of that, I think most group members will love "A Mighty Wind," the movie that does for old folkies (and as an oblique sideline, harmony groups) what "This Is Spinal Tap" did for heavy metal. But there's love here, too. This is my nominee for the most relevant movie of the year, if not the best. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 09:46:18 -0400 From: Sheila B Subject: NY Spectropop Party - confirmed!! Hello Spectropoppers: I would like to officially announce the date of New York's first Spectropop party! Spectropop & Cha Cha Charming present a celebration of sixties pop Date: Friday June 20th Time: 8:00 pm Location: The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard Street (on the corner of Stanton Street), Downtown NYC DJ's, go-go girls and a performance by the girl group, It's My Party! We are currently working on a flyer and website, so more details will come soon. There will be a discount list for Spectropop members, so please email your name to: To all those who have been anxiously awaiting this party, I very much appreciate your patience. More details coming soon! Thanks, Sheila -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 00:01:24 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Lesley Gore songsssss I updated the song of the week page with not one, but FIVE Lesley Gore songs, four of which are live, unreleased songs she wrote in the mid-1970s. The 5th one is her version of the Fleetwoods Come Softly To Me released on Bob Crewe's record label around 1970. I know people always like to hear different versions of it so I thought this one might be of interest to spectorpopians. The other songs show the jazzy side of Lesley Gore, so might be of a more limited interest here. Enjoy! :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2003 20:18:38 -0400 From: BW Subject: Re: King's Ransom / Searchers Neil Hever wrote: > I just received an acetate master of the first three songs > recorded by Allentown's King's Ransom in 1965.... The songs > include ... a killer version of "Ain't That Just Like Me" > which was a song done by the Searchers if I'm not mistaken. Ken Slverwood: > I think you mean The Hollies did this as their first single. > It's an old Coasters number from the 50s. You may be right about the Hollies doing his song, but I know Neil is right - the Searchers did "Ain't That Just Like Me" on their "Sugar and Spice" LP and the "Beatles Anthology" DVD set has a video of the Beatles doing the song in the Cavern. I think this chestnut was an oft performed tune by many Brit groups. BW -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 06:57:23 -0400 From: TD Subject: Re: Just Like Me "Just Like Me" is a Leiber/Stoller song. The Coasters did it, and so did The Searchers. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 13:00:16 -0000 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: Ain't That Just Like Me From what I have read "Aint That Just Like Me" was a staple of many Merseybeat bands. The Searchers not only covered the song, they recorded it twice - first in Hamburg, which were released in the USA by Mercury on a cash in album called "Hear! Hear!". I'm not sure if these sessions have ever been reissued. The song was also on thier first Kapp album and released as a USA single as the B-side of "Needles And Pins" on Kapp. ("Saturday Night Out" was the flip in the UK). Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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