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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 5 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Van on Bang
           From: David Parkinson 
      2. Rick Nelson, Glen Campbell & Jerry Fuller
           From: Alan Gordon 
      3. Stolen Licks
           From: Alan Gordon 
      4. Re: Rick Nelson, Glen Campbell & Jerry Fuller
           From: Mikey 
      5. Re: Nut Rocker
           From: Andrew Jones 

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Message: 1 Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 15:46:39 -0700 From: David Parkinson Subject: Re: Van on Bang Stewart: > It's not all bile, though. Among other songs, "You Say France > and I Whistle" (which continues, naturally, "Okay, now you > whistle and I'll say France...") and "Ring Worm" are actually > hilarious. It's certainly of interest to anyone who liked, say, > "(Let's Dance) The Screw." If anyone is interested in hearing three of these, you can find them at (comprising "Ring Worm", "You Say France And I Whistle", and "Want A Danish"). This site is a wonderful and occasionally scary one-a-day dose of outsider weirdness. Definitely worth perusing the archives or hitting it regularly to see what's new, since it is updated every day. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 16:20:43 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Rick Nelson, Glen Campbell & Jerry Fuller Mikey: >Yes, I do. My friend Steve Massie did the audio transfers. > It's all the 1961-62 Challenge Records material. There are > some remixed tracks from the multi-tracks. Steve says that the > sound is AMAZING, that the tapes were in perfect shape and they > got very clean digital transfers..... >I'm going to try and get this tonight, actually. Hey Mikey: I've never heard any of this stuff. Please let us know if the material is good/fun. albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 16:16:00 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Stolen Licks From: Steve Harvey > I think there is a difference between "referencing" another > tune and stealing the melody or lyrics to > basically rewrite the same song with your own name as a writer. > Harrison got sued for a good reason. "My > Sweet Lord" reminded me of "He's So Fine right off the bat. Steve sir: But there's a huge distance between those two parameters. Like when, instrumental "licks" are ripped off note for note, but the melody might be nothing like the "original." Mistra you're a better man than I... certainly in terms of melody. While I absolutely agree that the songs are "chordaly" and melodically inseparable - at the time I thought "My Sweet Lord" was a rip off of "Oh Happy Day," which George admitted in court was the song he was trying to steal. It's amazing he didn't then get sued by the "Oh Happy Day" writers at that point. I think "My Sweet Lord" and "He's So Fine" are so dissimilar in terms of production that they really are separate songs. And I believe Harrison when he says that he did it subconsciously... just my loose opinion. >...Unlike Lennon, who did the same thing in Come Together, he > did not get sued. Actually Lennon was "threatened" by Morris Levy (publisher of Chuck Berry's stuff). That started the whole "Oldies" album debacle, which was supposed to be remuneration to Levy for Lennon's swiping Berry's lyrics. I never liked the official, or TV released "bootlegged" Oldies album, but after hearing the remixes and outtakes from those sessions on the 4 cd Lennon Box Set of rarities, I absolutely LOVE the new versions. If you're a Lennon fan, this box set is a must! > The Drifters are just reminding their fans of "Up On the Roof" in > Boardwalk. I always thought it was a clever marketing bit. There is a great song by Smokey and the Miracles from '62: "I'll Try Something New." Smokey sings: "I will take you away with me as far as I can. To Venus or Mars." Then the background voices sing the three note melody, "Hey Ve-nus," from "Venus" by Frankie Avalon. Cute, and kinda sexy to me. Just listening to it now. What a voice. peace, albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 20:42:53 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Rick Nelson, Glen Campbell & Jerry Fuller Alan Gordon: > Hey Mikey: I've never heard any of this stuff. Please let us > know if the material is good/fun. Will do!! the release date has been pushed back to June 6th however. Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 00:17:14 -0400 (EDT) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Re: Nut Rocker Great article by Al Hazan about his work on "Nut Rocker". However, in two places,I've seen one Fred Richards credited as the pianist on that record. Pseudonym? Or did someone get confused? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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