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Spectropop - Digest Number 877

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Danny Valentino
           From: Artie Wayne 
      2. Re: Johnny Nash
           From: Steve Harvey 
      3. Re: Tony Hatch & Buddy Greco
           From: Frank 
      4. Dick Campbell in Musica
           From: Gary Campbell 
      5. Re: Song Search
           From: James Botticelli 
      6. Re: The one and only Lesley
           From: Patrick Rands 
      7. It's Waiting There For You
           From: David Coyle 
      8. Re: Song Search
           From: T D Bell 
      9. Re: Eve Of Destruction... what a song !!!!!
           From: balidrengen 

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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 15:41:48 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Danny Valentino David.......How ya' doin'? I would guess the writers of the song you asked about are Sherman Edwards and Bernie Wayne. regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 16:16:41 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Johnny Nash Johnny Nash also had a record label that signed the Cowsills before they went to MGM. He had alot to do with getting Bob Marley up and running. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 08:10:58 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Tony Hatch & Buddy Greco Thanks a lot Mick. At last my long quest for info about this collaboration has been answered. "Maggi" and "If I could live My Life again" are definitely co-signed by Buddy, Jackie and Tony on the Tony Hatch produced LP: "It's my Life" where all the other songs are also featured. Thanks again. Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 13:08:06 -0000 From: Gary Campbell Subject: Dick Campbell in Musica Hello, As per the kind request of some of the members of this group i have posted another song in Musica. The song is called (I'll Be Alone) By Dick Campbell and Gary Usher. this song has never before been published but will be coming out in the next couple months on a cd titled Blue Winds Only Know on Chery Red Records U.K.. Dick Campbell and Gary Usher wrote over 50 songs together of which only Good Old Rock n Roll songs was ever published by the Cowsills. In 2001 Gary Usher Jr and Dick Campbell brought out the concept cd Beyond The Shadow Of Doubt on Dreamsville records Japan written and performed by Gary Usher and Dick Campbell. The BTSOD cd also contains some bonus tracks sung by Curt Boettcher. This new cd Coming out Will be like a follow up to the BTSOD cd with 14 never before heard Gary Usher/Dick Campbell songs and 4 other songs. One written by Dick Campbell alone. Two written by D.C., Kapeshine Golesorkhi (who also wrote a couple songs with Usher and many with D.C.). The fourth song was written by D.C., K.G., and Steve Hoffman (Of Lancelot Link fame). All songs (Lead singing, accustic guitar, and Keyboard) are performed by Dick Campbell with Gary Usher singing Back up and Harmony, tamborine, and wood knocker on some tracks. Kapeshine Golesorki playing bass, some accustic, and back up. Little Known Ginny Lee sings back up vocals on 1 or two tracks. (I have two full cd's of never released Ginny lee singing Dick Campbell and Dick Campbell/Gary Usher songs with the same accompanyment mentioned here). Just a little info to go with the posted song if anyone is interested. Gary Campbell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 17:43:56 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Song Search Steve Harvey wrote: > "Reds and yellows, blues and greens" - that bit is an old > kids' song I can remember my mother singing to me as a wee > lad. The title of the tune is "I Can Sing A Rainbow". I > think it was incorporated into the Dells' tune, but it's not > originally from there. > > Kinda like Bowie using "Lavender Blue" to intro one of > his tunes. Or like Billy Paul stealing a lick from "Secret Love" during the instro intro to "Me & Mrs. Jones...this could be the start of a thread. Any other needles? pinza? JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 16:44:28 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: The one and only Lesley Alan Gordon wrote: > I forgot who posted the Lesley Gore toons to the site, but > whoever you are, thank you so much. That would be me Lesley Gore fan #1 :) You are very welcome indeed. It took me many years to get my hands on those live / unreleased songs, and I was glad to be able to share them. > These are great. "The Golden Couple" and "Come Softly To Me" > are tremendous! "Come Softly..." is really spectacular. > Lesley's voice just perches itself on top of the arrangement > like a glistening angel on a Christmas tree. > > Do you know who any of the other voices are? Do you know > anything about the other performers, or about the live gig? > Why wasn't this on the box set???!!! Doesn't she just sound great on Come Softly? She is duetting with Oliver - the single was released on Crewe Records around 1970. Lesley Gore released a handful of singles on the Crewe label, and was slated to be included on the aborted Appleman soundtrack, before Crewe went under. She and her songwriting partner in the 1970s, Ellen Weston, wrote some fascinating songs together, and is one of the more interesting lesser known partnerships in music. The Golden Couple is a good example of their songwriting ability, I think, it's a shame it never was released! The live gig I believe is from 1975 in anticipation of (or to support) her reunion album with Quincy Jones, Love Me By Name. The gig itself has a jazzy sound, but the album is more funky pre-disco (Quincy's sound of the day). I believe the gig is actually from a video of an apearance on tv that year, but don't quote me on that, because I do hear what sounds like hand-held cassette deck noises on the tape. The tape was mislabelled 1972 too which is wrong because she performed songs from her 1975 album. But there are also some of her classic tunes like It's My Party done with a jazz backing which are pretty ear-opening. The reason this stuff was not included on the box set is because the box set only covered her years at Mercury records (up until 1969). It would indeed take an entire SECOND box set to cover what she has done from 1970 until the present - which I'm hoping someday someone like Bear Family will realize is a good idea. Word on the street is that Lesley Gore is working on a screnplay for her life story, and we've been discussing who could play her in the movie, on the Lesley Gore mailing list. Gillian Anderson was mentioned, of course! I invite anyone with an interest in Lesley Gore to come on over and visit the LG mailing list here at yahoo groups, it's a great list :) :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 10:05:07 -0700 (PDT) From: David Coyle Subject: It's Waiting There For You Wasn't "It's Waiting There For You" written by one of the Fifth Estate? There's a demo of a song by that name on their "Ding Dong The Witch Is Back" CD on the Boston Skyline label. I also have a version of the song on Jubilee by a group called the Furnacemen. Nice song. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 17:09:31 -0400 From: T D Bell Subject: Re: Song Search Peggy Lee sang "I Can Sing a Rainbow" in Jack Webb's movie Pete Kelley's Blues (1958). -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 08:06:49 -0000 From: balidrengen Subject: Re: Eve Of Destruction... what a song !!!!! Peter Rechter wrote: > "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 !! Agreed. Yet nonetheless songwriter P. F. Sloan has revised the song lyrics on a number of occasions, and also recorded it with partly new lyrcis, most recently on Still On the Eve of Destruction which was re- recorded in 1997. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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