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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 18 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. casting couches and Lesley
           From: Alan Gordon 
      2. Re: Shades of Gray
           From: Jeffery Kennedy 
      3. A couple of questions
           From: Justin McDevitt 
      4. Re: Gary Zekley
           From: Smokey Roberds 
      5. New Yahoo Group
           From: Larry Lapka 
      6. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop Update.
           From: Martin Roberts 
      7. Re: "Diane Renay And Friends" radio interview show
           From: Rosemarie Edwards 
      8. What's New Pussycat?
           From: Dave Mirich 
      9. More stolen licks
           From: John Fox 
     10. Re: Lesley Gore's Lost Album
           From: Patrick Rands 
     11. Re: Shades of Gray
           From: Clark Besch 
     12. Re: Justin's couple of questions
           From: Mikey 
     13. Tom Jones live !!
           From: Mike Edwards 
     14. It's That Man Again! Irving Martin
           From: Martin Roberts 
     15. Re: What's New Pussycat?
           From: Javed Jafri 
     16. 7 and 7 is
           From: Steve Harvey 
     17. Re: What's New Pussycat?/My Little Red Book
           From: Steve Harvey 
     18. Your Ex's Files
           From: Steve Harvey 


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Message: 1 Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 11:36:54 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: casting couches and Lesley Alan Gordon: > By official decree: Only Gillian Anderson will be > allowed to play Lesley. Steve Harvey: > Hear, hear, I claim dibs on auditioning here! Steve no way... i just bought a groovy new couch. albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 23:05:37 -0000 From: Jeffery Kennedy Subject: Re: Shades of Gray Previously: > Also, the Will-O-Bees did a nice version on Date! > > I have for some time assumed the Will-O-Bees' version came out before > the Monkees' version, as I thought hearing an earlier version on > Buffalo radio would explain the song's instant familiarity to me upon > buying the Monkee's lp. Did it? Sandy Posey recorded this song, too, in 1967. It's on her "Looking at You" LP, MGM SE-4525. It was not issued as a single and has not, to the best of my knowledge, been reissued on CD. Jeffery Kennedy San Francisco -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 15:17:02 -0500 From: Justin McDevitt Subject: A couple of questions Hi Spectropop group, Though I haven't posted for a while, I continue to enjoy and learn from the variety of topics that are brought to the list. I have a couple of questions for which I would appreciate a response. 1. About 10 years ago, my then future wife Liz and I saw a documentary at the Walker Art Center here in Minneapolis. It featured interviews with Hank Ballard, Chubby Checker,(among other notables of the 50s and 60s rock era) as well as dance footage from American bandstand and other venues. The title Let's Dance comes to mind, though I don't think this is the correct title of the documentary. 2. A month or so back, someone of you referenced a double Cd of obscure mid 60s and early 70s tracks that included a heretofore unreleased early song by The Association. I located the Cd and track listing on Amazon. However, I lost my notes on this. What is the title of this comp? 3. Again, about a month or so ago, one, possibly two late 60s Lps by the Buckinghams were mentioned that reflected more of a progressive, experimental sound from this Chicagoland group. I would like to find out the titles for these Lps. Any assistance is appreciated. Justin McDevitt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 18:34:44 -0700 (PDT) From: Smokey Roberds Subject: Re: Gary Zekley Jeffrey Glenn: > ...Great Gary Zekley story; thanks! And someone has pointed me in the > direction of a copy of the U.S. Males 45 (on yellow wax no less, as > many Abnak and related promo 45s are), so I should have it in a week > or so! Greetings, Didn't Gary Zekley produce The Vogues? Smokey Roberds -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 17:18:43 -0000 From: Larry Lapka Subject: New Yahoo Group In the past few weeks that I have been a member, I am amazed at the amount of insigtful information that has been furnished by group members. I always thought that I was a whiz at this stuff, but the knowledge that Spectropoppers have about the music that we all love is amazing. Anyway, during an idle moment (I have very few of those) this weekend, I decided to start my own Yahoo Group, known as Alternative Top 40. Basically, I've created my own musical universe. In this universe, bands like the Beatles struggle to get their music played, while a band like the Robbs are chart toppers. The main thrust of this site is not the posts, although they are welcome. It is the MP3 section, where I've posted eight songs from the 1960s which somehow fell through the cracks. They are there for members to hear, but the most important thing is the polling area. Each voting period, members will vote on their four favorites, and when the votes are tallied, the top vote getters will stay, and the other four songs will be replaced by four new ones. I can't hope to duplicate the success of Spectropop, and I don't want to. Please go to the group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AlternativeTop40/ and give it a try. Also, any suggestions you have, or any posts you might like to add, are welcome. If you want to add a song to the MP3 area, please contact me first, and we'll put it on when there is room. I need 25 to 30 members to make this thing work. Please give it a try. Thanks. Larry Lapka -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 07:31:02 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop Update. Sorry for delay in updating Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop's Record Of The Week: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm But I promise it's been worth the wait! Quite an outstanding recording by Tammy Wynette & Freddy Fender, "No One Knows Better Than You" from the film, "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder". Sorry about the audio quality track recorded from a 'dodgy' video. Maybe it will gain a legitimate release but until then... The duet has been chosen to tie in with yet another new page on the site, "Movie Reviews": http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/moviereviews.htm First is an excellent one by Michael Kemp, reviewing "Cutter's Way". A good film this, there's no soundtrack LP but the music that is well worth hearing. The discography has come in for some overdue updating, at http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/discography.htm If you thought you had them all you've got about another ten to get! On The Radio: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/radio.htm is playing Jingle #11, the short "Blockbuster." (No, nothing to do with Sweet). If all this is almost too exciting to bear, there's more. Don't forget to visit In Hardback...Nitzsche On The Bookshelf for some great writing on: some super books: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/inhardback.htm Plus, as a little treat, if you've heard of Dean Martin's, "Hollywood Palace Show" but never actually heard his 'witticisms' about the Stones, there is an audio link. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 12:02:18 -0000 From: Rosemarie Edwards Subject: Re: "Diane Renay And Friends" radio interview show This is very exciting news for me - I hope that the show is a great success - I was responsibe for getting Eddie Rambeau and Diane Renay in touch again - because I e-mailed her and asked if we could link our two sites together...she sent me a number of e-mails and seems like a very nice kind person. Will this be available after the event to listen to on the net? I am not sure what time it will be here in the UK. Could you ask Diane if she has had any luck in finding a UK outlet for her new CD? Rosemarie Edwards (Leeds UK) http://www.edrambeau.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 06:30:43 -0600 From: Dave Mirich Subject: What's New Pussycat? I was up late one night lately watching the old movie "What's New Pussycat?" and thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the soundtrack, which is out of print. When "My Little Red Book" played, I thought I was listening to Love play one of their early masterpieces. But on the track listing, it turns out to be a Manfred Mann version. I wonder why they didn't use the original? Did Mann have a hit with MLRB? BTW, I'll be going to see Tom Jones next month. Does he still put on a good show? It should be fun. Dave Mirich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 09:20:24 EDT From: John Fox Subject: More stolen licks 2 more Beatle lawsuit possibilities: Brian Wilson could have sued John Lennon for stealing part of the tune of "Just Like Starting Over" ("...but when I see you darling, it's like we both start falling...") from "Don't Worry Baby" ("...but she looks in my eyes, and makes me realize..."). And I always wondered why George Harrison never sued the group America for a direct rip-off of "I Need You"--both the words and "do-re-mi" tune are identical. John Fox -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 16:26:43 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Lesley Gore's Lost Album Stuffed Animal wrote: > Does anyone know of plans to reconstruct Lesley Gore's > unreleased MAGIC COLORS album and release it on CD? > And if there are currently no plans to do this . . why not? The "Magic Colors" album was included on Lesley Gore's box set on Bear Family records. Somebody must've put together a bootleg version though, because a CD copy did sell at ebay awhile ago. The seller claimed he bought it from Lesley at one of her live shows, which seemed ludicrous! :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 05:45:18 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Shades of Gray Previously: > Also, the Will-O-Bees did a nice version on Date! Tom Taber: > I have for some time assumed the Will-O-Bees' version came out before > the Monkees' version, as I thought hearing an earlier version on > Buffalo radio would explain the song's instant familiarity to me upon > buying the Monkee's lp. Did it? Tom, the Will-O-Bees version came out in July, 67 I think. "Headquarters" debuted on Billboard Lp charts in early June. It is possible that you heard the Will-O-Bees' version first tho. You never knew which songs Stations would play off "Headquarters" early on, since they had no single to play and it was a giant without one--a tribute to the boys. Of course, "Sgt. Pepper" also had no single. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 14:14:53 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Justin's couple of questions Hey Justin, The movie you saw was called "The Twist" and it's available on DVD. I have it. And the double CD you asked about is probably "Buried Treasure". Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 15:54:51 -0400 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Tom Jones live !! Dave Mirich asks about Tome Jones' live performances: It's been about 3 or 4 years since I saw Tom Jones at the Westbury Music Theater here on Long Island. Tom entered while "The Ballad Of Tom Jones" by 90s UK group, Space, was playing. The guy stays up to date and offers a full spectrum of rock/r&b/soul/country from the last 40 years, backed by a tight little orchestra and great back-up vocalists. I remember totally enjoying "I Who Have Nothing", which he introduced by saying that it's about time we brought back some numbers that we haven't done for a while. Some of the girls in the audience went into a trance; he clearly still has the charisma. Dave, it will be fun and I hope you enjoy the show and don't forget to let us know about it. Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 22:01:25 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: It's That Man Again! Irving Martin I've raved about UK producer Irving Martin's work a number of times - not so much an underrated producer as an unknown one. A page on the web,http://www.amajor.com/imartin/index.htm mainly lists the productions I'm aware of. To check it was not my obtuse musical taste, I asked fellow S'popper Jeffrey Glenn to review a few and I couldn't be more pleased. In his inimitable style, he has cast his ears over 29 tracks and his opinions - as always - make for good reading. I've added another mp3, this one to the new page, "Top Pop Picks" by Jeffrey Glenn, http://www.amajor.com/imartin/reviews.htm As you read the reviews wave your mouse over one of the label scans and when the pointer changes to a hand and the message "Listen to..." appears, you've found it! A very different recording to the Spectorish-sounding Dave Walton, enjoy! (To quote my Yiddische momma!) Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 17:06:23 -0400 From: Javed Jafri Subject: Re: What's New Pussycat? Dave Mirich asked: > When "My Little Red Book" played, I thought I was listening > to Love play one of their early masterpieces. But on the > track listing, it turns out to be a Manfred Mann version. > I wonder why they didn't use the original? Did Mann have a > hit with MLRB? The Manfred Mann version of "My Little Red Book" predated the Love version by at least a year but it did not chart in the U.S. Javed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 15:37:50 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: 7 and 7 is I thought you had to have more than 7 notes or words (syllables?) that were the same before you could be sued for stealing somebody's song. Sometimes just changin' the words to a tune can get you into trouble, as the Stray Cats found out when inserting some swearing into Eddie Cochran's "Skinny Jim". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 15:42:36 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: What's New Pussycat?/My Little Red Book Dave Mirich wrote: > When "My Little Red Book" played, I thought I was > listening to Love play one of their early masterpieces. > But on the track listing, it turns out to be a Manfred > Mann version. I wonder why they didn't use the original? > Did Mann have a hit with MLRB? The original was Manfred Man's version. I think the film industry was throwing in a beat number written by Burt Bacharach with each film. He did "After the Fox" for the Peter Sellers film of the same name. Nice tune too. I take guitar lessons with one of Bill Haley's guitarists. He told me that Bill would frequently size up newcomers and if he gave them the thumbs down the act would usually go onto becoming a big name. Once they were doing a British TV show in the early 60s with a pimply singer. Bill said the guy wasn't ever going to make it. It was Tom Jones! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 15:33:53 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Your Ex's Files Alan: > By official decree: Only Gillian Anderson will be > allowed to play Lesley Gore. Steve: > Hear, hear, I claim dibs on auditioning her! Alan: > no way... i just bought a groovy new couch. So what's the beef? You got a groovy couch and I get the groovy chick! Works for me. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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