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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: More thievery
           From: Javed Jafri 
      2. Party! Booked your ticket yet?
           From: Martin Roberts
      3. Re: The Vogues - Five O'Clock World
           From: Mikey 
      4. Re: On The Flip Side
           From: Frank 
      5. Re: Great Shakes
           From: Jeffery Kennedy 
      6. Re: Michael McDonald Remakes Motown Classics
           From: Scott 
      7. Re: On The Flip Side
           From: Guy Lawrence 


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Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 21:57:52 -0400
   From: Javed Jafri 
Subject: Re: More thievery

John Fox:
> I always wondered why Cougar didn't mention Neil in the last verse 
> where he pays tribute to Bobby Fuller, Mitch Ryder, Martha Reeves, 
> James Brown, etc.

That's an easy one to answer : because Neil Diamond does not have
credibility with the classic rock audience.

Javed





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Message: 2 Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 23:36:41 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Party! Booked your ticket yet? Very exciting - only a few weeks to my first trip to the 'Big Orange'. I've been learning the 'language', pressing a nice sharp crease in my jeans and checking for record shops. But the highlight will have to be the Cha Cha Charming/ Spectropop Party. I was lucky enough to meet Sheila at the London party and she's a bundle of fun and energy on two legs. The party has all the ingredients of being a wonderful night - It's My Party flying in, not to mention some of the S'pop Team from England and DJ Jimmy Botticelli..... by George, how will so much fun fit into the one room! Do hope to meet a load of you there! Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 22:08:28 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: The Vogues - Five O'Clock World Richard Havers: > I have two versions of 'Five O'Clock World' by the Vogues on CD. One > with strings (on a compilation) and one without (on their Greatest > Hits). They are clearly two different versions, not overdubbed strings. > The 'with strings' sounds later. Am I correct in assuming it was a 70s > German re-record or similar? >>>>>>>>>>Richard, as I am intimately familiar with The Vogues, I can tell you that if your "With Strings" version of 5:00 World doesnt sound at all like the original, it is one of the MANY re-records done by the many singers calling themselves The Vogues. The confusion comes in because in 1978, the Vogues manager finagled ownership of The Vogues name away from Chuck Blasko and the original group. Then, the manager hired various musicians to "be" The Vogues, and also arranged for these "Fake Vogues" to re-record the big hits the group had over and over again. Different recordings have different lead singers on them. They are all horrible, none of the remakes have the original Vogues magic, especially so for "Youre The |One". The Cd on Sun Records features all remakes, as do the various artists Cds on Dominion and Gusto. Buy the original recordings, they are the only ones worth listening to!! Best, Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 13:13:38 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: On The Flip Side I have an autographed copy of this LP but as far as I know it's never been re-released. Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 18:04:22 -0000 From: Jeffery Kennedy Subject: Re: Great Shakes Maybe this has been mentioned already, but the Dusty Springfield "Great Shakes" ad is a bonus track on the recent Varese "Heart & Soul" Springfield comp. Haven't listened to it closely enough to comment on drop-outs, etc. I can, however, state unconditionally that it is a real camp. :)! Jeffery Kennedy San Francisco -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 23:28:26 EDT From: Scott Subject: Re: Michael McDonald Remakes Motown Classics > Michael McDonald Remakes Motown Classics... Didn't John Mellencamp recently do the same thing? Last time I heard McDonald's name he was playing at a local community summer event (Rockville Maryland). Scott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 21:29:27 +0100 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Re: On The Flip Side As we discussed a while ago, one of the songs from "On The Flip Side" - "It Dosen't Matter Anymore", was recorded by the Cyrkle on their "Neon" album. Reissued by Sundazed (www.sundazed.com), it's as stunning as all the best Bacharach and David. As no one seems to want to reissue "On The Flip Side" could anyone post a track to musica? Guy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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