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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Does The Team Think ?
           From: Tom Taber 
      2. Re:  Many's The Slip 'Twixt the Cup and the Lip
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      3. Eva Destruction... what a babe!
           From: Alan Gordon 
      4. Re: NY Party !
           From: Bill Craig 
      5. Consortium
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      6. Re: Linda Laurie & Lou Stallman
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      7. "Wall of Sound"
           From: Lindsay Martin 
      8. Wall Of Sound
           From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
      9. Linda Laurie (part 5)
           From: Brian Ferrari 
     10. A few quick notes....
           From: Country Paul 
     11. Re: Norah Jones
           From: Stratton Bearhart 
     12. Re: Carol Connors etc
           From: Martin Roberts 
     13. Re: Wall Of Sound
           From: Mikey 
     14. Nut Rocker
           From: S'pop Team 
     15. The Present
           From: Michael Edwards 
     16. Re: Lou Stallman
           From: Mick Patrick 
     17. Birthdays
           From: Country Paul 
     18. Eve Of Destruction... what a song !!!!!
           From: Peter Rechter 
     19. Re: Jimmy's New Car
           From: Ken Silverwood 
     20. Re: Radio
           From: Peter Rechter 
     21. Re: Bert Berns and the Keetch Label
           From: Brett Berns 
     22. They glitter, thay dance, they are the Actionettes
           From: Mick Patrick 
     23. Re: Jimmy's New Car
           From: Richard Havers 
     24. Something old/something new
           From: Stratton Bearhart 
     25. Re: Eve Of Destruction
           From: Rob Stride 


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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 17:42:14 -0700 (PDT) From: Tom Taber Subject: Re: Does The Team Think ? Simon White wrote: > I have a friend here with me, a young man of only 27, who just > posed a question: "Would you say that Brian Wilson used the 'Wall > Of Sound' to a better effect than Phil Spector by concentrating > its meaning on love not aggression? I just thought I'd comment that upon hearing the vocal-less and maybe sweetening-less version of "Y.L.T. Lovin' Feelin'" on the Spector Sessions cd set, I couldn't believe how much it sounded like an instrumental track from "Pet Sounds." Worth the price of admission to me all by itself. And it's definitely a song about love, if just love's down side. Tom Taber -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 20:48:36 -0400 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Many's The Slip 'Twixt the Cup and the Lip gabrielle wrote: > 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! Sorry I'm so late in answering this. I always liked "Many's The Slip", which as you mentioned, was a major hit in Florida, reaching #6 on WQAM the week ending September 2, 1967 (and #18 on WFUN around the same time). Is there any reason why this record got so much attention in Florida? By the way, I think the harp is a nice touch. "And I like it, I like it fine"... Jeff Lemlich http://www.limestonerecords.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 18:17:12 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Eva Destruction... what a babe! Country Paul be sayin': > By the way, Al, I don't exactly remember "Dawn of Correction," but > it was the right-wing answer to the left-wing "Eve of Destruction." > IMO, not as awful, but just as blunt. Wow! You don't like "Eve of...? " I guess I may have been at that very impressionable age, but... it really said what I felt when I was 12 in '65. I think someone needs to update it for our present times... Smash Mouth(?) And now for some comparison: The lyrics (printed here without permission) Eve of Destruction PF Sloane The Eastern World, it is explodin' Violence flarin', bullets loadin' You're old enough to kill, but not for votin' You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin' And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin' But you tell me over, and over, and over again my friend Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction Don't you understand what I'm tryin' to say And can't you feel the fears I'm feelin' today If the button is pushed, there's no runnin' away There'll be no one to save, with the whole world in a grave Take a look around you boy, It's bound to scare you boy And you tell me over, and over, and over again my friend Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction Yeah, my blood's so mad, feels like coagulatin' I'm sittin' here, just contemplatin' I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation Handful of senators don't pass legislation And marches alone can't bring integration When human respect is disintegratin' This whole crazy world, is just too frustratin' And you tell me over, and over, and over again my friend Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction And think of all the hate there is in Red China Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama Ah you may leave here for four days in space But when you return it's the same old place The poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace You can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace Hate your next door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace But you tell me over, and over, and over, and over again my friend You don't believe we're on the eve of destruction No, no, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction The Dawn of Correction The Spokesmen - written by Raymond J. Gilmore, John Madara and David White (The Spokesmen) - David White was formerly with Danny & The Juniors - as recorded by The Spokesmen (released September 18, 1965) - entered the Billboard Top 40 the week of October 9, 1965 and stayed for 3 weeks, peaking at #36 the week of October 16, 1965 - answer song to Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction" The western world has a common dedication To keep free people from Red domination And maybe you can't vote, boy, but man your battle stations Or there'll be no need for votin' in future generations So over and over again, you keep sayin' it's the end But I say you're wrong, we're just on the dawn of correction There are buttons to push in two mighty nations But who's crazy enough to risk annihilation? The buttons are there to ensure negotiation So don't be afraid, boy, it's our only salvation So over and over again, you keep sayin' it's the end But I say you're wrong, we're just on the dawn of correction You tell me that marches won't bring integration But look what it's done for the voter registration Be thankful our country allows demonstrations Instead of condemnin', make some recommendations I don't understand the cause of your aggravation You mean to tell me, boy, it's not a better situation? So over and over again, you keep sayin' it's the end But I say you're wrong, we're just on the dawn of correction You missed all the good in your evaluation What about the things that deserve commendation? Where there once was no cure, there's vaccination Where there once was a desert, there's vegetation Self-government's replacing colonization What about the Peace Corp. organization? Don't forget the work of the United Nations So over and over again, you keep sayin' it's the end But I say you're wrong, we're just on the dawn of correction But I say you're wrong, we're just on the dawn of correction So over and over again, you keep sayin' it's the end But I say you're wrong, we're just on the dawn of correction I found another slightly different version of "Eve of..." that had a verse missing and a few curse words added. I have no idea where it's from. There is also another song/rap from the movie "Bulworth" that is called "Eve Of Destruction" that has great "lyrics:" http://www.leoslyrics.com/listlyrics.php?hid=OpeLfXUrM9k%3D I think "Eve of..." was inspired a bit, musically and lyrically from "Universal Soldier." Poli Sci 1A: I could go on and on about the socio-anthro implications apparent in both songs, but those really nice guys in S'Pop administration would toss my "pinko" butt outta here, so if it's okay with you guys, I'll make just this point. It's very interesting to me that things are so similar 37 years later in what divides the "left" and "right." Same old "song" from both sides. It seems that we, as a species, haven't advanced much socially. As mired in Political Correctness as '80's entertainment like Star Trek The Next Generation is, it seems to me a lofty something to shoot for, especially in terms of our need for temperance and understanding, and the ignorance we can't seem to get beyond... and I think music will always be there to comment. It's interesting that in "Dawn of..." the singer keeps calling the "listener" "boy." I guess that's because he wasn't "old enough to vote"(?). A little condescending. IMHO the lyrics to "Eve of..." are much better, rhyme-wise, meter, clever-ness (aside from the "coagulatin'" part... pathetic). Musically: "Dawn of..." is almost exactly the same construction based on the same meter. Now I haven't heard it in some years, but I think it was virtually the same melody too, certainly the same style. This would then be written in parody construction/style...not very original. "Eve of..." was the mid '60's "new and improved" version of the protest song. It was certainly one of the first songs to be labeled "Folk Rock." Jangling electric/acoustic guitars and everything. I love McGuire's gritty delivery. I understand he had a cold and was just laying down a guide vocal to the demo to help out his buddy PF. I guess I'm just a big ol' PF Sloane fan... especially his Bob Dylanesque version of "I Found A Girl." It seems both PF and I were "socially aware" of the cute babes that were hangin' around. peace, albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 01:31:16 -0000 From: Bill Craig Subject: Re: NY Party ! Was not Larry Collins of the rock-a-billy Collins Kids not the co- author of Delta Dawn? I've been strictly a lurker for the past few months but I figure if I should manage to make it to the NYC 'Poppers party I'd better try to put forth my name occasionlly. Bill Craig -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 09:21:57 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Consortium Help please - does anyone have the two late Consortium singles that were released on the Trend label around 1970? Please contact me off list if you can help - Thanks Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 22:20:38 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Linda Laurie & Lou Stallman Just a little bit more about Linda Laurie. Ambrose ( a copy of which I am proud to say I own and truly among the strangest records of all time) was, I'm pretty sure, written and produced by an aquaintance of mine from back in the day, Lou Stallman. A unique talent and a very funny guy--he wrote a song I loved but don't own and can't remember who did it. I'm not sure if the title is complete or more than complete but it was something like "If You Will Stop Telling Lies About Me Baby, I'll Stop Telling The Truth About You." Anybody grab that and run with it. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 22:31:30 +1000 From: Lindsay Martin Subject: "Wall of Sound" Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but did Phil Spector himself coin the phrase "Wall of Sound", or did someone else apply it to his work? Lindsay -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 09:23:22 EDT From: Jimmy Crescitelli Subject: Wall Of Sound Well, listen, I had to buy a new car, and it came with a really good CD system. So I plug in my Crystals CD-- a knock-off import, I think, showing the girls all getting into their station wagon-- and I play it, and for the first time ever, I'm hearing things I never heard before, especially in Then He Kissed Me and He's Sure the Boy I Love. I guess I have some really inferior audio in the house! Guess I've got to play everything in the car now! Re the discussion of Spector / Wilson: I agree in that Brian's Wall was more spread out and loosely-distributed, while Phil's Wall was most absolutely a solid block, to which he would add bricks as the years went by. I think th epublic said "enough" after a while. Granted-- promotion was nil on Little Boy-- but one can play Then He Kissed Me endlessly, but is Little Boy in its league? I don't think so. ==Jimmy== -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 11:05:19 EDT From: Brian Ferrari Subject: Linda Laurie (part 5) Hi there - I was wondering when the S'poppers would get around to the delightful Linda Laurie. Collecting her singles has been a pet project for quite some time. (Anyone have a spare copy of "Chicken Little"?) She wrote / performed some cute novelty songs and some pretty good girl group material. Unfortunately, with the exception of Ambrose (part 5) (US # 52, 1959), nothing charted. None of her singles are available on CD except "Stay At Home Sue", which is my least favorite track that she recorded. The song "Chico," mentioned by Brett Burns via Mick Patrick, is basically a rearrangement of "La Bamba" with different lyrics. I have uploaded a couple of pics of Ms. Laurie - the first is from Australian Women's Weekly: Teenager's Weekly, August 1959. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/photos There are two articles - one is titled "Linda Laurie Loves Leotards!" It looks like a candidate for the RPM Dream Babes artwork. The second article has the 17 year old (who was in Australia with a package tour at the time) offering tips to catch boys. She should have been a Shangri-La. The second pic is a 60's Kriegsman glamour shot of "Piano stylist Linda Laurie". I think it's the same person - anyone care to confirm/deny? Other tidbits: In 2000, she produced a CD by Fran Jeffries on the Varese Label. She wrote Cher's 70's track "When You Find Out Where You're Going, Let Me Know." ...and that's my 2 cents. Brian Ferrari -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 22:02:22 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: A few quick notes.... First, my grateful thanks to the Spectropop Team for the excellent enhancements to my interview with Carol Connors - and special thanks to Carol for graciously giving much more time than she expected - and sharing some of her pictures - to answer my questions. I hope you folks enjoy the interview; your feedback is most welcome! Once again, I am catching up: Bobster, I'd completely forgotten about "Little Miss Sad" (The Five Impressions/Emprees). Cool record! Did they have a career afterwards? Any info on them? Mark F., Kingsley and Tom, a song called "Still" was originally sung - and the verses spoken - by Bill Anderson on Decca in the early '60's. Not only a country hit, it also crossed over to Top 40. However, the "Still" by the Bunch isn't it. Gary Krebs wrote: > Check Ed and George at http://www.rockinoldies.com/ > They have a show from 6pm till Midnight on Saturday > night. They were kind enough to give my records - two doo-wop 45's by The Fabulous Dudes - a spin. I hope to have a website up in the next couple of months with (at least excerpts of) the songs posted. More to come. Martin Roberts wrote: > I've already booked my flight to the US and will > be around the New York area at Party Time. Admittedly > I should be some miles away the night of the party > (Steubenville, Ohio - home to the greatest American > that ever lived) as an escort for my wife Sue at the > Dean Martin Festival Martin, Steubenville is a long way from New York (in more ways than one!). Plan carefully - I'm sure lots of us would like to meet you live! Mick Patrick, re: Linda Laurie - ask a question, get an encyclopedic answer! I love it!! Thank you. (I forgot about the Keetch release, and didn't know she had so many records on Rust. (Glad we'll see you in New York, too!) Patrick Rands on his war-songs show: > Believe it or not I forgot to play The Shirelles song Soldier Boy Also worth checking: The Tassels' "To A Soldier Boy," Madison Records (c. 1959). Simon White's friend asks: > Would you say that Brian Wilson used the 'Wall Of Sound' to a better effect > than Phil Spector by concentrating its meaning on love not aggression? Andrew Hickey's excellent and erudite answer reflects my opinions in comparing their styles, but I debate whether either one is "better" - only different in approach. Also, compare their personalities - although both have had "strangeness" dominate much of their lives, Spector's is notoriously more aggressive than Wilson's, which was far more childlike. But I think the musical world would be far poorer without either one of them. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 10:53:30 -0700 (PDT) From: Stratton Bearhart Subject: Re: Norah Jones As a small aside I'd like to point out that Nora Jones is Ravi Shankar's daughter. I realised this whilst reading his autobiography where he talks of her as his "daughter from the West" and as an estranged daughter: of their bittersweet relationship, but also of her great competency as a jazz pianist. Fascinating. Stratton Bearhart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 20:08:28 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Carol Connors etc Previously from the S'pop Team: > The Spectropop Group are pleased to welcome 'Country' Paul > Payton to its ever growing team of expert contributors. Paul's > debut feature is an exclusive interview with one of his music > heroines - and confirmed S'pop favourite - the one and only Carol > Connors, lead-singer of the Teddy Bears turned songwriter > extraordinaire. For the firsthand low-down on Carol's halcyon "To > Know Him Is To Love Him" and "Hey Little Cobra" days through to > her songs for the movie The Pianist and more, click below: > http://www.spectropop.com/CarolConnors/index.htm Enjoy! I thoroughly enjoyed Country Paul's interview with Carol Connors - what a feisty lady - and what a great picture of her and her sports car! The page is beautifully displayed on the web. Doesn't Carol look great against the pink! In my book the main problem with Carol's many compositions and recordings is finding them! Knowing that Country Paul has not mastered the 'black art' of playing to musica, and to give some idea why her name is worth the hunt, I've played "My Baby Looks, But He Don't Touch". It's sung by Carol (who co-wrote with Roger Christian) and produced by Marshall Leib. Sadly, the rumour that Uncle Phil played the castanets is unfounded. Also remiss of me to let go unmentioned the first birthday of our unknown, faceless bureaucrats, 'The Spectropop Administration Team'. I know I've said it before, but what a smashing job they have done, Country Paul's interview with Carol is just the latest in a constant stream of new pages and features. And already a new list of 'coming soons' has been posted, whoever these 'masked men/women' are, I raise my glass to you! Cheers, Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 16:13:14 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Wall Of Sound Jimmy, I have that Crystals import CD also. I believe there is some stereo stuff on there. The Ronettes one (same label) has "I Wonder", my favorite Ronettes song. How did Spector not hear that as a single? My take is it would have gone Top 20. Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 21:06:53 +0100 From: S'pop Team Subject: Nut Rocker Dear Members, We need some label scans with which to illustrate a forthcoming feature article. Perhaps you can help? Labels required: Jack B. Nimble "Nut Rocker" (Del Rio 2305) Jack B. Nimble "Nut Rocker" (Dot 16319) B. Bumble & the Stingers "Nut Rocker" (Rendezvous 166) Thanks in advance, The S'pop Team Spectropop - Spectacular! Retro! Pop! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 20:36:06 -0000 From: Michael Edwards Subject: The Present From Gabrielle: > I was a member of the group named "The Present" that recorded > "Many's The Slip...". It WAS a hit in Florida....Tony Powers > (who wrote "98.6") wrote this song with George Fischoff Jeff responded: > I always liked "Many's The Slip",which as you mentioned, was > a major hit in Florida, reaching #6 on WQAM the week ending > September 2, 1967 I like Tony Powers-George Fischoff songs. Add Keith's "Ain't Gonna Lie" and Spanky And Our Gang's "Lazy Day" to the above titles. Could Gabrielle or Jeff play "Many's The Slip.." to musica. I would love to hear it. BTW did the Tokens sing back-up on "Ain't Gonna Lie"? Thanks, Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 21:53:05 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Lou Stallman Rashkovsky: > Just a little bit more about Linda Laurie. Ambrose (a copy of > which I am proud to say I own and truly among the strangest > records of all time) was, I'm pretty sure, written and produced > by an acquaintance of mine from back in the day, Lou Stallman. > A unique talent and a very funny guy--he wrote a song I loved > but don't own and can't remember who did it. I'm not sure if the > title is complete or more than complete but it was something > like "If You Will Stop Telling Lies About Me Baby, I'll Stop > Telling The Truth About You." Anybody grab that and run with it. I can't identify your mystery song, Mike, but Lou Stallman sure wrote some good ones. I'm not sure if "Forever Ambrose" is one of his best, though! Here are just a few of my favourites: I Can Hear The Rain - Reparata & the Delrons It's Gonna Take A Miracle - The Royalettes You Better Go - Derek Martin Lonely Girl - Annabelle Fox His Way With The Girls - The Lornettes He's Got The Moneybags - Florence DeVore Tell us more about Lou. Was he of the "old school" (a la Ben Raleigh, Hal David, etc) or a younger generation songsmith? I know he also wrote Perry Como's 1956 #1 "Round And Round" and Clyde McPhatter's "Treasure Of Love". Did you and he work together on anything? Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 18:19:57 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Birthdays Today is Lesley Gore's 57th - and Gerry Dorsey (Englebert Humperdinck)'s 67th! Yow - I feel old!! Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 23:23:40 +0000 From: Peter Rechter Subject: Eve Of Destruction... what a song !!!!! "Eve Of Destruction". What a song!!!!!! A very powerful message that is so relevant to our times, in fact it has never been out of step with world events !! Peter. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sat, 03 May 2003 00:39:33 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Jimmy's New Car Jimmy C: > Well, listen, I had to buy a new car, and it came with a > really good CD system. So I plug in my Crystals CD-- a > knock-off import, I think, showing the girls all getting > into their station wagon-- and I play it, and for the first > time ever, I'm hearing things I never heard before, especially > in Then He Kissed Me and He's Sure the Boy I Love. I guess > I have some really inferior audio in the house! Guess I've got > to play everything in the car now! Jimmy, I just recently bought a CD system for my car, couldn't afford the car as well. I placed my new copy of American Chartbusters Volume 3 (on Ace) up came Sonny & Cher "I Got You Babe" ("Oh no!" I thought), I was mesmerised!! I played it through three times, later "People Get Ready" Impressions came on, I was a wet rag! In my case it's probably a combination of new equipment & the absolute care the people at Ace put into their work/research. It felt like the first time. Ken On The West Coast. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Sat, 03 May 2003 00:21:08 +0000 From: Peter Rechter Subject: Re: Radio Hi Norman, I checked out your station in Adelaide, looks great !!! I'd love for you to check out The Secrets latest on Robby Russell's site in California: http://www.robbyrussellshow.com/main.htm Robby runs two great shows: Garage Mania & Psych - Out USA & The Secrets have the theme song to Psych Out USA. All the best. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 22:20:24 EDT From: Brett Berns Subject: Re: Bert Berns and the Keetch Label Thanks again to Mick Patrick for his wealth of information about Linda Laurie. To the best of my knowledge, the two songs that she recorded for my dad's Keetch label were one of only four records released on that label in 1964, this last year before the creation of his Bang and Shout labels. The four Keetch records that I'm aware of are: 6000 The Pussycats Mickey Mouse Club March 6001 Linda Laurie Jose He Say / Chico 6002 The Mustangs Baby Let Me Take You Home / Davie Was A Bad Boy 6003 The Pussycats You May Be Holding My Baby / Come On And Ska I was only a three-year-old toddler when my father died of a heart attack on December 30, 1967. Knowing that he was living on borrowed time, he would tell my mother that although he wouldn't be around to watch his children grow, we would "know him through his music." And although it will never be consolation for losing this great man as a father, I'm happy to say that his words were prophetic - I have come to know Bert Berns, the way that many of you have grown to know him, through his music. Although many of his songs were infectious pop numbers like "Twist and Shout," "Hang On Sloopy," "Tell Him" and "I Want Candy," most of his best works were deeply meaningful and mature songs that were (and still are) way ahead of their time - "songs of someone living on the edge," as Cissy Houston once said. Autobiographical tracks such as Erma Franklin's "Piece Of My Heart" and Lorraine Ellison's "Heart Be Still" exemplify this, as do Solomon Burke's "Cry To Me," Garnet Mimms' "Cry Baby" and "I'll Take Good Care Of You," and Freddie Scott's "No One Could Ever Love You." And it is to this class of song that I feel "You May Be Holding My Baby" by The Pussycats belongs. I do not even know who the singers were of this beautiful lost treasure, nor why it fell so deep into obscurity. I'm also not even certain of the history behind the short-lived Keetch label. All I know is that the song was co-written by a very close friend to my father - the legendary Paul Colby of The Bitter End in NYC, and that it was covered in 1966 by Lou Christie on Roulette. But it remains one of my all-time favorite songs written and produced by Bert Berns. In my quest to know my lost father, there remain as many questions as I have answers to the mysteries left by his untimely death. And as much as I hope to contribute to this remarkable group, I'm already gaining in even greater measure from you. We have a tribute site at http://www.BertBerns.com that is being updated all the time, and if anyone knows of any errors or omissions to the discography, or any good links worth adding, please let me know. We are planning to emulate fellow Spectropoper Martin Roberts' Jack Nitzsche website with a Song Of The Week, the first of which will be "You May Be Holding My Baby" by The Pussycats. Brett Berns -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Sat, 03 May 2003 09:57:31 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: They glitter, thay dance, they are the Actionettes Hi Gang, My pal Sue Todd, er, make that Miss Crepe Suzette of the glittering Actionettes, informs me that the next Sophisticated Boom Boom will take place on Saturday May 10. Click her to view a flyer: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/photos or here for the Actionettes' website: http://www.actionettes.com Right, back to my new Goldfrapp CD. They sound just like Ann- Margret backed by the Glitter Band. Honest. Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Sat, 03 May 2003 11:29:23 +0100 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Jimmy's New Car Ken Silverwood wrote: > I placed my new copy of American Chartbusters Volume 3 (on Ace) up > came Sonny & Cher "I Got You Babe" ("Oh no!" I thought), I was > mesmerised!! I played it through three times, later "People Get > Ready" Impressions came on, I was a wet rag! I had exactly the same feeling when I bought 'The In Crowd, the Ultimate Mod collection' box set and the Impressions 'The Woman's Got Soul', played. It is stunning. Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Sat, 03 May 2003 03:59:33 -0700 (PDT) From: Stratton Bearhart Subject: Something old/something new I think its not unfair to say that the majority of us Spectropoppers are anachronistic in our appreciation for the music of our individual and collective tastes. So it's a rare occasion for a retroactive old-stager such as me to find a new release by a current artist that makes the grade in the softpop/chamber pop genre. Having interviewed Englishman, Peter Lacey for EAR CANDY back in 2000 at the time of his debut album, I was pleased to clock the arrival of his latest offering, "Anderida" (Pink Hedgehog Records) which has now been on the top-rack of my player for the past few days and is insistent on staying there for some time... Pairing down on the verbosity, in a nutshell, this disc will I'm sure delight anyone with a penchant for keen melody, harmony and literate word-smithery. It's charms also lie in the eclecticism of Lacey's songwriting and the warmth of his 'cottage industry' production values,- an age away from the yawning antiseptic sterility of so much of today's state-of-the-art recordings. Finally what I particularly like is its "transatlantic" feel, making it a little quirky but a great deal interesting,- Gregorian Monks jam with Booker T & The MG's?, listen on.. All I can say is, it feels nice to be trendy again!. Spectros can access info at:- http://www.dumbangel.freeserve.co.uk/peterhome.htm Stratton Bearhart __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? The New Yahoo! Search - Faster. Easier. Bingo. http://search.yahoo.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Sat, 03 May 2003 13:40:29 +0100 (BST) From: Rob Stride Subject: Re: Eve Of Destruction Re Albabe on "Eve Of Destruction": As For the "old enough to kill but not for votin"... Nothing has changed in the UK under our strange antiquated system, You Can Marry and have children, work and pay taxes, die for your country but are still not allowed to buy a beer or Vote! Democracy, don't you just wish that there was some? Rob -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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