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Spectropop - Digest Number 892

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 17 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Quando, Quando, Quando
           From: James Botticelli 
      2. The Deep Six
           From: Steve Stanley 
      3. Stolen Songs
           From: Martin Roberts 
      4. Re: Artie Wayne & Bob Crewe
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
      5. Re: Quando, Quando, Quando
           From: Mike Edwards 
      6. Re: Quando, Quando, Quando
           From: T. D. Bell 
      7. Brian Wilson's "Smile" performances in the US
           From: Neb Rodgers 
      8. Re: Manfredstein
           From: Steve Harvey 
      9. The Cousins
           From: Austin Powell 
     10. Re: Quando, Quando, Quando
           From: Frank 
     11. Re: Don't Go Breaking My Heart
           From: Freeman Carmack 
     12. Re: Heaven Sent Jingle
           From: Nick Archer 
     13. Re: Don't Go Breakin' My Heart
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     14. Sue Thompson
           From: Mick Patrick 
     15. Re: Quando, Quando, Quando
           From: John Fox 
     16. Heaven Scent Commercial & other commercial jingles
           From: Clark Besch 
     17. Re: Heaven Sent Jingle
           From: Ted L. 

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Message: 1 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 14:37:37 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Quando, Quando, Quando Steve Crump wrote: > Quando Quando Quando was written by Tony Renis & Alberto Testa and > was a finalist at the 1962 San Remo song Festival. I forgot to add on my last posting that it has recently been covered by Montefiori Cocktail, a modern lounge electronica duo, also from Italy. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 12:47:26 -0700 From: Steve Stanley Subject: The Deep Six Does anyone on this list have the following 45s from LA folk rock group The Deep Six? I'm currently finishing up a CD reissue of their 1966 Liberty LP. Rising Sun/Strollin' Blues (Saw-Man 001) 1965 Rising Sun/Strollin' Blues (Liberty F-55838) 1965 Image Of A Girl / C'mon Baby (Liberty F-55926) 1966 Thanks, Steve Stanley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 20:56:18 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Stolen Songs At the risk of extending the 'stolen licks' thread... I know this doesn't really fit the bill, more a 'stolen' song and who would the writers sue? But I hope Greenfield and Miller's, own answer song to the Shirelles, "Foolish Little Girl", by The Octobers (with Dave & Larry) "Stop It Little Girl" on Chairman might prove interesting. Playing on musica, any guesses to the female lead? Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 20:56:36 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Re: Artie Wayne & Bob Crewe Artie Wayne: > As far the secret remastering of the "Dawn" album > 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. One thing I noticed about Philips/Mercury/Smash records from the 60's is the majority of thier 45's and LP's had machine-stamped matrix numbers in the dead wax - my guess these records were mastered by the record company. (Same with most Columbia/Epic product) But most of my 64/67 4 Seasons 45's on Philips have hand written matrix numbers - did Crewe use another studio/mastering facitlity to master these records to his preferences? Many of his 45's are mastered super hot. Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 21:56:58 -0400 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Re: Quando, Quando, Quando Mick Patrick writes: > 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. The song leads off the Drifters' "The Good Life With The Drifters" album that came out on Atlantric in 1964. The best track on this album: "Saturday Night At The Movies", so thank God it's nearly Saturday. Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 22:40:28 -0400 From: T. D. Bell Subject: Re: Quando, Quando, Quando Isn't Quando Quando the song in the movie "The Blues Brothers" that shows how mediocre the band has become without Jake and Elwood? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 00:32:16 -0700 (PDT) From: Neb Rodgers Subject: Brian Wilson's "Smile" performances in the US See message below, from another group. Looks like there'll be some Smile shows in the US, as well as the UK. Neb Brian Wilson Bears "Smile" Thirty-five years after he abandoned it, Brian Wilson will revive Smile onstage. He and his backing band the Wondermints will perform the Beach Boys' legendary lost album -- or, rather, Wilson's 2003 interpretation of what the uncompleted 1967 album eventually would have become -- at the Hatch Shell in Boston on June 14th, at the Beacon Theater in New York and June 17th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Next year, Wilson and company will take Smile to England -- where the Beach Boys were still enormously popular even after their popularity waned in the U.S. in late Sixties -- for four shows at London's Royal Festival Hall, February 20-24th. Smile was to be the follow-up to critical darling but commercial failure Pet Sounds. The then-twenty-four-year-old Wilson wrote the album with lyricist and arranger Van Dyke Parks, and described the elaborate work-in-progress as a "teenage symphony to God." The rest of the Beach Boys, who were on tour singing the band's more standard surfing songs during much of Smile's creation, were less than enamored with Wilson and Van Dyke's symphony. Wilson, shaken by real pressures to produce hits and less rational factors such as believing that his song "Fire" was actually causing fires in his Los Angeles neighborhood, abandoned the project, though Smile tracks like "Heroes and Villians," "Cabinessence" and "Surf's Up" and "Wind Chimes" would be re-recorded for subsequent Beach Boys records. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 20:07:07 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Manfredstein I always thought that the Manfreds did a wonderful version of "Blinded by the Light", never thought it was all that slick, but clever. Having the tune build and build only to have it climax with "Chopstick" was really great. Still makes me smile. This is coming someone who loves the original Cousin Brucie's version (got a promo for a buck in NYC the week it came out), but I feel Manfreds did a great job instead of just redoing a soundalike version. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 11:03:08 +0100 From: Austin Powell Subject: The Cousins Hello: I'm new here.....I saw something about Guido van den Meerschaut of The Cousins passing away...Can anyone give me any other bio information about the group ? Austin Powell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 12:52:41 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Quando, Quando, Quando Mick Patrick: > 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. Quite right again, Mick, and if I remember correctly it was on the Drifters' "The Good Life"/"Save the Last Dance For Me" LP. Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 14:39:29 -0000 From: Freeman Carmack Subject: Re: Don't Go Breaking My Heart > 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. I'm thinking that the 'Mints version may have come from the AMAZING version of DGBMH from the Roger Nichols and the Small Circle of Friends LP on A&M. The arrangements are very similar; although it's not inconceivable that Roger Nichols got his arrangement from Astrud GIlberto's version - (I'm a big fan, but haven't heard HER version). The rest of the 'Mints Cd in question, THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE WONDERMINTS, was an album of covers, suggested by the Japanese record company that approached them. A recent interview with Nick, the guitarist with the Wondermints, in EAR CANDY, discussed their unique career at length. The rest of THE WONDERFUL WORLD has an interesting blend of material on it; including the theme from BARBARELLA, "My Friend Jack" by The Smoke, "Ooh Child" by the 5 Stairsteps and their cover of their own song, "Tracey Hide", a tribute to the actress from the early 70s "coming of age" film, the name of which eludes me right now. Also on the CD is a song by The Stories, "The Porpoise Song", "Guess I'm Dumb", "Louise"(from the P. Revere and the Raiders LP, SPIRIT OF '67), Syd Barrett's "Arnold Layne", the Hudson Brothers, "So You Are a Star", the mentioned, "Skyman", "Knowing me Knowing YOu" and the Turtles, "Love in the City". Quite a 60/70s pop/psych smorgasboard ! Their other CDs aren't shabby either. They capture the essense of the style without sounding too derogatory. Their album BALI is one of my favorite "60s records recorded in the 90s". I'm sorry that I missed the Diane Renay interview; I'll definitely have to give the archieve a listen. I've been adjusting to a new work and disability environment for the last several weeks. I'll be catching up for a while. All the best to the world of Spectropop, Freeman Carmack -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 14:51:58 -0500 From: Nick Archer Subject: Re: Heaven Sent Jingle 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.) I'm putting together a new station for Live365 that has all of the audio from the 60's that ever made me turn up my transistor radio. It'll have songs, commercials, some movie music. Only songs that haven't been killed with repetition....Joy to the World, no...Liar, Yes. If anyone has some memorable commercial jingles to share, please let me know. I do have a large number of Coke spots, the 7-Up Wet & Wild jingle, Vox Wah-Wah Pedal, and some others. On a related note, has a 14 CD set for sale that contains all 273 episodes of "Chickenman", the syndicated radio show from the 60s. Too bad it's not liscenced for broadcast. Nick Archer -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 16:09:04 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Re: Don't Go Breakin' My Heart Thank you to everyone who provided this wealth of info on DGBMH. I'm sure Roger Nichols does a super job with it. I'm pretty sure the version that clicked with the MOR listeners of WJJD-AM in Chicago (my mom among them) was Astrud Gilberto's. Didn't think of her, but then later I thought of Lesley Gore (!!!) and there were probably 100 other possibilities. What surprises me is that with that great piano sound and Astrud's delightful voice, it didn't become a bigger hit, even enough to chart on Billboard......I'll be lookin' for it. Not being that much into the Springsteen-Seger-Mellencamp "blue collar" 7Ts sound, I have to say I much prefer Manfred Mann's Earth Band's interpretation of Blinded By The Light; where Springsteen just kind of fades out on his original, Mann et al deliver a dynamite pitch complete with a wind-up, a curve, and a slam-bang climactic ending. The "Chopsticks" part was superfluous IMHO-- but they make really good use of their angelic "choir" on two of Side Two's tracks (Roaring Silence LP), "Starbird" and "Road to Babylon." We're talking about the last of the prog-synth wave here, I believe! Ahh, back to "our" period. Steve Stanley, hope you include "When Morning Breaks" on your Deep Six comp. That's the single I'm most familiar with, a great anti-war folk tune with near-perfect arrangements, timelier than ever during recent months. Wow, their female singer was GOOOOD, what is her name? Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 23:38:05 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Sue Thompson I'm presently embroiled in assisting my pals at Ace Records in the preparation of a CD by early-60s pop princess extraordinaire Sue Thompson. We'd like to illustrate the booklet with colour reproductions of some picture sleeves, of any nationality. Would anyone like to help us out with some scans? The titles we're interested in include: "Angel, Angel", "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)", "Norman", "Two Of A Kind", "Have A Good Time", "James (Hold The Ladder Steady)", "What's Wrong Bill", "Suzie", "It's Twelve Thirty Five", "Big Daddy", "Bad Boy", "Paper Tiger", "It's Break-Up Time", "Sweet Hunk Of Misery" and "Walkin' My Baby". Thanks to all who responded to my earlier request for Dreamers label scans, by the way. I wonder how many of you are watching Isn't She Great on TV at this moment. A glossy piece of tosh but some nice Bacharach/David/Warwick soundtrack songs, yes? Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 20:39:07 EDT From: John Fox Subject: Re: Quando, Quando, Quando > Wasn't Quando Quando Quando, recorded also by Pat Boone? Not exactly a recording, but a classic version of the song was done by Murph & The Magictones (Murphy Dunne, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn, Willie Hall and Tom "Bones" Malone) in "The Blues Brothers". Jake and Elwood were rounding up "the band" and found Murph and the boys, in red "monkey suits" at a lounge playing Quando Quando. John Fox -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sun, 25 May 2003 05:07:51 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Heaven Scent Commercial & other commercial jingles Hi, I wanted to comment on if anyone remembered all those great 60's commercial jingles and if any are available besides what I plan to list and comment on here. Plus, i'd just like to hear your comments or memories. Certainly, one of the first jingle sets to think of is the great barrage of Coke commercials that have mostly been compiled on 2 or 3 Cds now of varying quality. Some of these are classics! Altho some are still missing from these Cds, they are great memory makers. Three other products that did good using rockers were Great Shakes who used the Yardbirds, Dusty Springfield, Tokens, Chiffons, Spencer Davis Group, the Who, Blues Magoos and the Happenings. Certainly Pepsi had great jingles not using big stars, but also did have some 60's stars do their songs like the Stone Poneys, Gary Puckett, Lou Christie, and Joanie Sommers. H.I.S. jeans used Jay & Americans (it is on their Legendary Masters Cd!), the Troggs, Tommy James, Brooklyn Bridge and the Chiffons. A bunch of products had cool songs done by other artists in jingle form too. How bout the Left Banke for Hertz and Toni Hairspray? Iron Butterfly for Ban Roll On. Chicago has their promo 45 anti-drug song "Where You Think You're Going". The Catalinas' Cherry Mash 45. Some artists did jingles for radio station call letters. 4 Seasons did Joey Reynold's WXYZ jingle as well as one for Cousin Brucie at WABC. Bruce (Johnson) and Terry (Melcher) did their KHJ (LA) and KIMN (Denver) full minute jingles! Other jingles of great memories that I do not know artists on (probably studio musicians/singers) would be the great "Heaven Scent" jingle. That one had more than one version. I got a version 15 years ago (courtesy one Steve Wainwright), but it was not same style quite that I remembered on WLS. Hey, as I am writing this, I may have found a tape with the correct version! Yippee!! Then, there's the old Coast to Coast jingle which is on a 45. Shaeffer Beer on WLS/CFL was cool. How bout "At Beneficial you're good for more..."? "Chew Wrigley's Spearmint Gum". Doublemint too! "Dr. Pepper, so misunderstood...". "Teaberry Shuffle" gum commercial done to Herb alpert's "Mexican Shuffle". The Teaberry song came out on a stereo 45 with hard pic sleeve! How bout the old "Colt 45 Malt Liquor" jingle, mostly whistled, while a guy sits at a table above water and a shark suddenly knocks the table over! "Schlitz, the king of beers". "Hamms the beer refreshing" with that cartoon bear? Meisterbrau on WCFL always great to hear. How bout that great instrumental music behing the race track commercials: "SUNDA/SUNDAY! At beautiful....raceway!" What song is that with the banging piano notes? Someone once told me it was "Rat Race", but that is not the song I remember. How bout those "Get Tackle" pimple cream jingles? Or "Get P-S-S-S-S-S-S-T" hair jingle. Or "Curl Free, dadadada..". "It's a Keepsake diamond ring, when you know it's for keeps". One of the great ways to get some classics is the TVT Records cpmmercial jingle Cd "The Commercials" which has such classics as: "Snap Cracle pop Rice Krispies", "I'm a Chiquita Banana", "Sometimes You feel Like a nut", "Ricearoni, the San Francisco treat", 'the Dogs Kids Love to Bite", "Fruit Juicy Hawaiian Punch", "It's Slinky, it's Slinky", "Ajax Stronger than Dirt" (influenced Jim Morrison to use it at the end of "Touch Me"!!), "Mr. Clean, Mr. Clean", "Winston tastes good...", "See the usa in a Chevrolet", "The big bright Texaco Star", "Brylcreem, a little dab will do ya", "Dippity Do", "Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee" and "Alka Seltzer, Plop Plop Fizz Fizz". The great find last year: I've been searching for the Crykle's "7up the Uncola" song. What great harmonizing. Luckily, Sundazed put an underdub and slightly faster version of this on 45! I am still desperately seeking the female vocal groovy 67 jingle for "5th Avenue Candy Bar: It's the nuts". Then, the old national coffee association jingle "The Think Drink". It was whistled while the Dj just adlibbed for a minute in which you were supposed to think about just having a cup of coffee and forgetting your troubles. Altho at least 2 versions were commercially released, the radio version was not. It does appear on a 1967 NAB (National Assoc. of Broadcasting) promotional Lp. Not great quality, but great to have! It recently got revived for a TV commercial! Chevy got good treament from the Fifth Dimension, Plymouth-Pet Clark (beat provided by windshield washers!), Ford-Louis Armstrong, Alcoa-First Edition, Falstaff-Cream, Honda-Hondells, Roayl Crown-Joey Heatherton, Levi's-Jefferson Airplane (on their box set) and Mark Lindsay, McCleans toothpaste-Yardbirds & Peter & Gordon, Real Girl makeup-Tommy James, Kodak Swinger-Bobby Rydell (?), Navy- Cryan Shames, Army-BTO (cool one I had never heard when out), New York Telephone-American Breed, Kellogg-Monkees. Of course the Cowsills did the 45 for milk (imagine that!) as well as theme for movie "The Impossible years" and the TVer "Love, American Style" which are both on record. I won't even go into the TV and movie theme subject. Except, I will for one reason. I love the music in the movie "Heaven Can Wait" with Warren Beatty, but apparently there is no soundtrack for it! WHY???? Anyway, my mind is going numb with jingles. It's your turn to tell me what you have and remember in your collections on these lines, ok? Do it, or I'll give you a nice Hawaiian punch! Take care, Clark Besch -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 13:04:26 -0700 From: Ted L. 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 did a search on google and found a link claiming Paul Simon wrote > this jingle. Can anyone help with info or audio? The jingle recently caught my ears when I was listening to an aircheck of the Real Don Steele from 1968 on "Heaven Scent" can be heard at the 36:59 mark: Justin wrote: > 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. This entire exhibit (from KHJ) is well worth hearing. Some of the highlights are the Johnson's Baby Oil "Soft as the Sunshine" spot, a plug for Silverwood Cougar (Menswear) Shops and a promo for a Grass Roots and the Hook show at the Anaheim Convention Center that proclaims, "There will be room for dancing." Ted L. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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