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Spectropop - Digest Number 873

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Carter Lewis CD
           From: Clark Besch 
      2. Re: Bert Berns
           From: Artie Wayne 
      3. Green Light
           From: Mike Edwards 
      4. Re: Lou Stallman
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      5. Linda Laurie on CD
           From: Brian 
      6. Re: The Five Emprees
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
      7. Re: Five Emprees again!
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 

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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 21:33:51 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Carter Lewis CD Norman wrote: > Re: Carter-Lewis > I was lucky enough to get a copy of "John Carter - The Essential > Works in The Studios 1963-1982" > JPN : 2001 EM Records EM1012CD (CD) Sounds like a cool CD. Just "Sounds of Summer" and "Dreams are 10 a Penny" would be worth the price! Are the others similar in sound or approach? I know the great Flowerpot Men stuff, but not much else familiar here. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 15:21:14 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Bert Berns Dear Brett.......Welcome to Spectropop! It's good to hear some stories about Bert Berns. He was one of the most real people I ever met in the music business. The first time I met your father was at a little bachelor party Artie Resnick, Kenny Young and I had for Jeff Barry when he married Ellie Greenwich. From that time .... until he passed .....he always had an open door to me. Although I'm bi-racial, up until the time I met him, my musical tastes ranged from pop to country. He helped me get more in touch with my African-American roots through the R+B music he loved so much. I remember the day he wrote "Hang On Sloopy".....he grabbed me in the hall at 1650 B'way [where we both had offices] and played it for me on his funky, old stand up piano. I was so blown away I couldn't write for a week!!! We both had another connection......a serious one. We both had congenital heart problems. I was lucky..... in 1965 I was one of the first people in the U.S. to have open heart surgery.....making medical history by walking around 36 hours after the procedure. Bert and I would sit and talk.....sometimes for hours.....about the operation. How I felt?.....Did it make a difference? He knew it was still a big risk and he had a family to consider. Now every time I hear one of his songs.... or feel a little of his soul in my own music.....I thank God I was privileged to know him. Warmest regards, Artie Wayne P.S. Your website is great!! Let's exchange links -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 23:20:55 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Green Light Clark Besch is quoting from David Coyle: > Another Chi-group that we've been talking about is the > American Breed. > In fact, I had one of their 45s, "Green Light" b/w "Don't > It Make You Cry," even before I got their CD. Hurry because the original version of "Green Light" by the Vulcanes (Imperial, 1966) is still playing in musica. It is more stripped down than the American Breed's version and doesn't have the brass. Try it though: it's good and the Breed borrowed from it big time. Annette Tucker and Nancy Mantz wrote the song and I was fortunate enough to be contacted by Annette after I posted a message about her songs. She told me that she and her fellow songwriters, Nancy Mantz and Jill Jones were recently interviewed for the Electric Prunes web site at: The Tucker-Mantz team gave us the Prunes' biggest hit, "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" in early '67. The interviews are good and the ladies are forthcoming about the relatively low chart placing of the Prunes' second album, "Underground". Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 22:02:04 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Lou Stallman Phil Milstein wrote re. Lou: > sounds like a Tourette's case to me. No, I don't think so. Had no twitches or other Tourette things. There was none of the repetitive phrases. BUT, I do like the name for a girls group of ex-roadies who sing dirty material. Rashkovksy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 19:45:48 EDT From: Brian Subject: Linda Laurie on CD Hello again - Patrick Rands wrote: > I just wanted to throw my two-cents in - Ambrose (Part Five) > has come out on CD - on the excellent Hey! Look What I found > series - Volume 3. I have the volume with "Ambrose" on it - I didn't mention it because I assumed that this was a "gray area" series. The lack of info in the packaging makes it appear so. In addition, the first piano note of the song is also cut off on this CD. On the same token, the Dream Girls double CD has "All Winter Long" and "Where Do You Go." I believe that "Stay At Home Sue" is the only song that has had a legitimate CD release. Does anyone know if there is a legal reason why her other recordings have not surfaced on legitimate releases? Thanks - Brian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 19:10:15 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: The Five Emprees > Country Paul had asked about The 5 Emprees who managed > to get their supercool dance song "Little Miss Sad" on > the Billboard charts (#74) Check out their entry on the Fuzz, Acid & Flowers site; it's got a lot of info and an extensive discography (they made two albums in 1965-66!) [or click on the S'pop link '60s70s Beat Psyche' ] Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 04 May 2003 19:11:01 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: Five Emprees again! Oh, the Fuzz, Acid & Flowers link is :-) Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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