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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 16 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Diane Renay and Friends
           From: Mike Edwards 
      2. Re: Italian Graffiti
           From: Scott Swanson 
      3. Re: Heaven Sent Jingle
           From: George Leonard 
      4. Re: Artie Wayne & Bob Crewe
           From: Artie Wayne 
      5. Diane Renay & Friends Radio Show
           From: Wes Smith 
      6. Re: Adam and Eve - Buzz Cason
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
      7. Re: Italian Graffiti
           From: Steve Crump 
      8. Re: Diane Renay & Friends Show
           From: Ronnie Allen 
      9. Re: Italian Graffiti
           From: Frank 
     10. Re: Heaven Sent Jingle
           From: Clark Besch 
     11. Re: Don't Go Breakin My Heart / Heaven Scent Commercial
           From: Justin McDevitt 
     12. Re: Stolen Licks
           From: Stewart Mason 
     13. Re: Anyone know who this was?
           From: Ken Silverwood 
     14. Re: Manfred  Mann
           From: David Mirich 
     15. Re: Italian Graffiti
           From: Mick Patrick 
     16. Re: Italian Graffiti
           From: James Botticelli 


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Message: 1 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 02:03:33 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Diane Renay and Friends Many thanks to Ronnie Allen for the Internet radio show that has just finished. Diane Renay was his guest and she hung in there for 3 great hours. Ronnie had gone to the trouble of assembling a bunch of phone-in tributes from such artists as Bobby Goldsboro, Lou Christie, Dee Dee Sharp, Johnny Tillotson and Eddie Rambeau. The real surprise was none other than Bob Crewe calling in live (we even heard his dog barking) and staying on for about half an hour to discuss Diane's career. Clearly, Ronnie put a lot of effort into getting all this together and he's earned all our thanks. Great job and great ending! Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 19:57:00 -0700 From: Scott Swanson Subject: Re: Italian Graffiti Patrick Rands: > My questions involve the following two songs: > Emilio Pericoli / Quando Quando Quando > Dino / Eravamo Amici "Eravamo Amici" was written by a British beat group called the Shel Carson Combo, who moved to Italy in May 1963 and changed their name to The Rokes. I think Dino's recording of the song may pre-date The Rokes' version (from c. 1964/65). Francoise Hardy also recorded the song in 1964, as "Nous etions amies". Hope this helps, Scott (swandwn@agora.rdrop.com) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 22 May 03 22:52:22 -0700 From: George Leonard Subject: Re: Heaven Sent Jingle Wow, did that take me back. What is your interest? "Heaven Sent" was a saccharine, my-first-perfume for teenyboppers (we had one then, so I know.) GL -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 07:12:18 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Artie Wayne & Bob Crewe Stuart..........Sorry but I don't remember the names of the demos I sang on for Bob Crewe or the nature of the problems he was having with the 4 seasons. As far the secret remastering of the "Dawn" album .......technology being what it was you could only press so much information onto a "record" without it distorting or skipping. Every producer was trying to get more bass.........more highs......louder ....better sounding cuts sometimes made at obscenely high levels. Some companies like Motown were routinely able to accomplish this, but other companies prefered "safe" pressings cut at lower levels [to avoid returns] so they would remake the "master" without the knowledge of the producers. I remember when I co-produced the Shirelles and the Kingsmen in 1966, our engineer, Bill Symsyck, carved our initials in the matrix, and we were able to spot check records that were being sold to make sure they were using our original parts...[they were] regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 06:59:30 -0000 From: Wes Smith Subject: Diane Renay & Friends Radio Show Congratulations to both Ronnie and Diane for the most captivating 3 hours of TOTAL enjoyment! My only regret was that the 3 hours went by in about an hour to me! I can tell for sure that Diane's peers think just as highly of her as her many devoted fans do! Thanks, Ronnie for all the work you did to help make it so GREAT---and also, thanks Diane, for being the WONDERFUL person that you really are! Sincerely, Wes Smith -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 06:30:42 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: Adam and Eve - Buzz Cason Chris Ball: > Can anyone help me with the lyrics, chord progression or even a copy of > 'Adam and Eve' by Buzz Cason. It was a hit here in Australia in 1968 (I > think!). Great song - a real cult classic. Chris, it's now playing in musica. Kind of a bubblegum "Ode To Billy Joe." Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 13:56:47 -0000 From: Steve Crump Subject: Re: Italian Graffiti Patrick Rands: > My questions involve the following two songs: > Emilio Pericoli / Quando Quando Quando > Dino / Eravamo Amici > > Does anyone have any information on these two songs? Quando Quando > Quando is used liberally in the movie Il Sorpasso (The Easy Life - > 1962), but I know not a thing about the history of this song, except > that it was recorded by many. The Dino songs has a tremendous > production, which I'm guessing was done by Ennio Morricone. The > melody sounds really familiar though and I'm left wondering if it's a > cover of a spectropop tune. Hey Patrick - how are you?? Quando Quando Quando was written by Tony Renis & Alberto Testa and was a finalist at the 1962 San Remo song Festival. Tony Renis had a huge hit with it. At the 1961 Festival, the winning song was Al Di La - featured in the Warner Bros film Rome Adventure and sung on screen by Emilio Pericoli. Eravamo Amici was indeed arranged by Ennio Morricone - the song also sounds familiar to me, but I'm not aware of any other version. By the way, Dino did a killer version of You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - also arranged by Ennio and sung in Italian. Tony Renis and Alberto Testa wrote quite a few songs together, most notably Grande Grande Grande by (ta daa) Mina - better known as Never Never Never by Shirley Bassey. ***sorry - just had to mention Mina*** Cheers Steve -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 07:42:55 EDT From: Ronnie Allen Subject: Re: Diane Renay & Friends Show Thank you so very much for your extremely nice words! I truly felt I was in "Rock and Roll" heaven last night even though everyone was alive! I hope that one thing that came across this evening is my personal passion for oldies music and the artists who made those great recordsings back in the 50s and t0s. Happily so many of them have been Diane's "friends" and that's what enabled me to turn my little "hairbrained" scheme of a few weeks ago into a happy REALITY! As for Bob Crewe, what can I say? He was SO VERY GENEROUS to participate live-by-phone in the last 45 minutes as my TOP SECRET surprise guest. I hope there will be other shows such as this in the future but for now I will savor the joy I got from doing this show. Yes there were a couple of significant technical glitches in the third hour. But all the e-mail I have received indicates that it did not take away from people's enjoyment of the show. (Although, of course, the stage wait for "Bob" to come on was a bit of a problem for me!) I will be removing all these glitches prior to having the show archived on the WBCB website. LIVE RADIO is LIVE RADIO and things DO happen! However I want people who missed the show tonight to be able to hear the show without those little bugaboos! In addition to Bob Crewe I wish to thank all the other artists who gracioiusly agreed to be interviewed for the show and all of you on the spectropop mailing list who have sent me such wonderful private comments about the show. Just a personal note the fact is that, in spite of everything, I still prefer LIVE radio over PRE-RECORDED radio, even though things "tend to happen" when one is doing the former! Ronnie E-mail: RonnieOldiesGuy@aol.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 07:49:23 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Italian Graffiti Patrick Rands: > Does anyone have any information on these two songs? Quando Quando > Quando is used liberally in the movie Il Sorpasso (The Easy Life - > 1962), but I know not a thing about the history of this song, except > that it was recorded by many. The Dino songs has a tremendous > production, which I'm guessing was done by Ennio Morricone. The > melody sounds really familiar though and I'm left wondering if it's a > cover of a spectropop tune. Wasn't Quando Quando, recorded also by Pat Boone? It was a huge hit in Europe in the sixties and was used in "Il sorpasso" because it was such a hit. Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 15:50:16 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Heaven Sent Jingle Nick Archer wrote: > I'm looking for an mp3 copy of the jingle for "Heaven Sent" > frangrance that was popular in the mid to late 60's. I used to hear > it a lot on WABC and WLS. Not a politically correct jingle, here are > some of the lyrics: > > "Suddenly, you are all of the things that he wants you to be, > A little bit naughty but heavenly, > With Heaven Sent, Heaven Sent..." > > I did a search on google and found a link claiming Paul Simon wrote > this jingle. Can anyone help with info or audio? Nick, I too have searched for this jingle for decades! I loved that jingle! First, I found an ad for Heaven Scent in one of my old teen mags. Get this, it had the sheet music & lyrics on the page--that was the whole ad! I guess they liked the jingle enough to use it in printed form too!!!! Then, some guy sent me a cassette of it off radio about 15 years, and altho it was the correct jingle (not the greatest quality), it was not the "version" I remembered from WLS. Thus, there must have been several versions ala the Coke commercials of the day. At the moment, I cannot make MP3's, but am expecting to get such a "setup" soon and then I could send what I have. In a similar veign, I am also looking for a Fifth Avenue candy bar jingle that WCFL played with cool rockin' female vocal. I had searched long and hard for the Cyrkle's 7Up Wet & Wild jingle that WCFL played too, but Sundazed has come to the rescue and released an underdub version of the radio version on 45. What a great thing that was for me! Good luck, Nick, and if you get a copy--remember me!!! ;) Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 11:53:17 -0500 From: Justin McDevitt Subject: Re: Don't Go Breakin My Heart / Heaven Scent Commercial Hello Spectropop, Bobster, I was going to post a message in response to your inquiry. However, I figured that my post would be pre-empted by others in the group, which in fact was the case. I first heard this Bacharach track in 1965 and until I purchased the three Cd comp of his music, I spent years trying to find out the name of the artist or group who recorded this great song. Nick, I too, would love to get a hold of the Heaven Scent commercial. Like you, I remember hearing this spot on Wabc NY and Wls Chicago. So many of the commercial jingles from this time had that whimsical, magical quality to them, reminiscent of the Sunshine pop genre. Others spots had an easy jazz/bosa nova flavor to them and were equally as pleasing to the ear. Similar to the Heaven Scent commercial is one that advertised a shampoo or hairspray called Psssssst. I can't recall if this was the name of the hairspray, or rather the sound that it made upon leaving the bottle to sculpt lovely female tresses, and a few male tresses as well, I'm sure. Discussion of these non-soft drink commercials got some attention on Spectropop a year or so ago and someone mentioned that so many of these spots were never saved and were ultimately tossed into the dumpster once the spot was pulled from airplay. Though, hope springs eternal in that there has got to be a person out there who recorded these great jingles on an old Webcor, or wallensak reel-to-reel and still has them. Not only this, but this individual has had the good sense to transfer them onto cassette, or Cd. Wouldn't that be groovy! What great memories. Justin McDevitt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 00:16:47 -0400 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: Stolen Licks Bill Craig writes: > Also with regard to the two versions of "My Little Red Book", > I can remember being struck by the contrast between Love's > version with its garage guitar semi-dissonance and the original > slick Manfred recording. But I dug them both. Speaking of stolen licks, Pink Floyd's original manager Peter Jenner tells the story that their early signature song "Interstellar Overdrive" came about because he tried to hum the guitar riff of Love's version of "My Little Red Book" to Syd Barrett, but couldn't quite remember it. Syd started playing what Jenner was humming and that became "Interstellar Overdrive"'s main riff. Compare the two sometime -- once you know the connection, it's obvious! Stewart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 08:21:59 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Anyone know who this was? DJ Jimmy Bee: > I'm wondering if you heard the version by Astrud Gilberto on > Verve. BTW, that song was recently covered by The Wondermints > on a Bacharach tribute CD from--oh--about 98 or so. "One drop > of rain doesn't make a flower grow." Or thereabouts. Kind of contradicts "I believe with every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows"? Who had the greener fingers? Yes, to the Wondermints, though it was an album of assorted covers of which "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" was one. Though where they'd heard Geoff Goddard's "Spaceman" I can't begin to work out!! Recomended! Ken On The West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 22:31:43 -0600 From: David Mirich Subject: Re: Manfred Mann Bill Craig: > Also with regard to the two versions of "My Little Red Book", > I can remember being struck by the contrast between Love's > version with its garage guitar semi-dissonance and the original > slick Manfred recording. But I dug them both. I was listening to the B Springsteen garagy version of Blinded by the Light tonight and was struck by the slickness of the Manfred Mann production of that song in comparison. Dave Mirich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 20:04:34 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Italian Graffiti Patrick Rands: > Does anyone have any information on these two songs? Quando Quando > Quando is used liberally in the movie Il Sorpasso (The Easy Life - > 1962), but I know not a thing about the history of this song, except > that it was recorded by many. The Dino songs has a tremendous > production, which I'm guessing was done by Ennio Morricone. The > melody sounds really familiar though and I'm left wondering if it's a > cover of a spectropop tune. Frank: > Wasn't Quando Quando Quando, recorded also by Pat Boone? Indeed it was, on Dot 16349 in 1962. Other versions include: Brad Swanson (Thunderbird 538) Claudio Villa (Epic 9524, 1962) Cliff Richard (Epic 10070, 1966) Emilio Pericoli (Vesuvius 1055, 1962) Enzo Stuarti (Jubilee 5488, 1964) Toni Arden (Decca 31694, 1964) Tony Della Malva (Groove 58-0013, 1963) I have a niggling feeling that Ben E. King did it too but, if he did, I'm too tired to trace it. Perhaps it was the Drifters? If so, I'm sure someone will............Tell Me When. HA! Thank God it's Friday. Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 14:28:04 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Italian Graffiti Frank wrote: > Wasn't Quando Quando, recorded also by Pat Boone? Unless I missed another posting, I remember it best by Englebert Humperdink. He sings the bejezuz out of it in fact. Probably his best chestnut.. JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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