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Spectropop - Digest Number 899

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Nino Tempo
           From: S'pop Team 
      2. Re: Little Eva's alternate world
           From: Mick Patrick 
      3. Re: lack of appreciation
           From: David Mirich 
      4. Re: Brian Wilson - lack of appreciation
           From: Andrew Hickey 
      5. Re: Little Eva's alternate world
           From: James Botticelli 
      6. Re: Bert Berns and the Keetch Label
           From: Mick Patrick 
      7. The Critters
           From: James Botticelli 
      8. Brian Wilson and the east coast
           From: Stuart Miller 
      9. Coca Cola Commercials CD
           From: David Coyle 
     10. Re: Carol Connors
           From: Mick Patrick 
     11. Mickie Most, RIP
           From: Mark Wirtz 
     12. Re: Carol Connors
           From: Martin Roberts 
     13. PMS pressings; Manfred vs. Springsteen; "Cool Shake" jingle; soundalikes
           From: Country Paul 
     14. Re: The Chanter Sisters
           From: No Kind Of Superstar 
     15. Re: Mickie Most, RIP
           From: Mick Patrick 
     16. Geator with the Heator, the Big Boss with the Hot Sauce
           From: Good Fella 
     17. Nino Tempo / Rinky Dink / Feeling No Pain
           From: Phil Milstein 
     18. Re: The Vogues - Five O'Clock World
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
     19. Re: Mickie Most, RIP
           From: James Botticelli 
     20. Re: The Critters
           From: Richard Havers 
     21. Re: Mickie Most, RIP
           From: Mick Patrick 
     22. Steve Kipner and Steve Groves
           From: Norman 
     23. The Liquid Room 5/25/03
           From: David Ponak 
     24. Re: Carol & Cheryl
           From: Ken Silverwood 
     25. Mickie Most
           From: Austin Powell 


Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 12:49:19 +0100
   From: S'pop Team 
Subject: Nino Tempo

New At S'pop

Bagpipes, Boys Town And Other Deep Purple Productions
The Nino Tempo Interview
by Bill Reed

An exclusive interview with the one and only Nino Tempo is the 
latest installation at S'pop. Originally a child actor, and a 
jazz saxophonist at heart, Tempo and his sister April Stevens 
scooped a Grammy in 1963 for their unique interpretation of 
"Deep Purple". Having played on a slew of Phil Spector-produced 
classics as a member of the legendary Wrecking Crew, he went on 
to record some of the most talked about "Wall Of Sound" epics 
ever committed to magnetic tape.


The S'pop Team

Spectropop - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 13:46:19 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Little Eva's alternate world Simon White: > Can some kind soul tell us what alternate versions of Little > Eva tracks were released and in what form? I think Mr Patrick > put at least one on a CD comp. David A. Young: > ...the 1988 Murray Hill LP "The Best of Little Eva", included an > alternate version of "Wake Up John" and the first-ever release > of "Get Him". These were also included on the Collectables CD of > the same title. The 1995 UK compilation CD "Here Come the Girls 7: > The Trouble With Boys" features the same two songs but both appear > here in different takes than on Murray Hill. Somewhere in the early > '80s, there was a British 12" single that featured an extended mix > of the original "The Loco-Motion", not an alternate take per se, > but a re-editing that lengthened the track for the dance floor... Simon: > Thanks to Mr David A Young for all his info on Eva's alternate > world. I have a feeling that there's more to come... Mr White, I concur with Mr Young regarding the alternate versions of Little Eva's "Wake Up John" and "Get Him", and that dodgy 12" single. Additionally, I can report that the track "The Loco-Motion" exists in two alternate versions - one with handclaps, the other without. The original 1962 single features the "with handclaps" mix - they kick in just before Eva sings "You gotta swing your hips now". This version is contained on the CD "Girls Will Be Girls, Vol 2: Beyond The Valley Of The Dimension Dolls" (Westside WESM 608). The CD "L L L L Little Eva! The Complete Dimension Recordings" (Westside WESM 512) features the "without handclaps" version. I'm not sure if this earlier mix of the song was ever available on vinyl. As you know, Eva died a few months ago. There's an obituary available at S'pop Remembers: And I've just posted a nice big (and I'm talking BIG!) picture of the little miss to S'pop's members page. Go to the photos section: The next volume of "Where The Girls Are" will contain Little Eva's "Sugar Plum", a previously unissued cut. The track is rattling my rafters as I type. Mr Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 05:37:15 -0600 From: David Mirich Subject: Re: lack of appreciation > ...The Brian Wilson NJ gig just got cancelled due to lack of ticket sales This is what I was worried about, as far as a possible Smile tour in the US. In the UK Brian could sell out all the shows he'd care to play. But back home, even with the whole orchestra, he couldn't sell out even half of the very medium sized Magnus Arena at the University of Denver for the terrific Pet Sounds tour. This is why the newly freed Arthur Lee and his new Love has an extensive tour in Europe and only a few East and West coast dates in the US....we just don't appreciate these people the way we should. Meanwhile, Jimmy Buffett and Neil Diamond can pack in huge arenas as can the (gulp Eagles. It just doesn't seem fair... Dave Mirich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 17:11:02 +0100 From: Andrew Hickey Subject: Re: Brian Wilson - lack of appreciation > In the UK Brian could sell out all the shows he'd care to play. Very true - he's selling huge numbers for the Smile tour, even almost a year in advance... > This is why the newly freed Arthur Lee and his new Love has an > extensive tour in Europe and only a few East and West coast dates in > the US....we just don't appreciate these people the way we should. To be fair, while Lee's shows are all selling out over here, while he's been playing a *few* large venues like the Royal Festival Hall a *LOT* of the venues he's playing are small to medium size club venues - Manchester Academy holds about 1000-1500 people and he's played there twice, and Crewe Limelight can't hold more than a couple of hundred at a push. I think in the case of Lee he could easily sell out the kind of places he's playing over here if he played them in the US, but I think he's very disillusioned with the US - his new song My Anthem which he was playing at the January gigs this year goes "Bye, America, bye bye bye/You made me love you then you made me cry" and goes on about how much better England and Scotland are. While I think he *is* more appreciated over here to an extent (see the early day motion in the House Of Commons last year where Parliament voted that "This House believes that Forever Changes by Love is the greatest rock album ever and advises people to go and see Arthur Lee on his tour of the UK") I don't think that's why he's playing over here more - I think he's just sick of the US. But the Brian Wilson thing amazes me - I'm absolutely flabbergasted. This is a man who should be selling out any venue he plays the day tickets go on sale... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 12:03:32 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Little Eva's alternate world Mick Patrick wrote: > The next volume of "Where The Girls Are" will contain Little Eva's > "Sugar Plum", a previously unissued cut. The track is rattling my > rafters as I type. Mick et al...Are you aware of Little Eva's take on "Get Ready" blended with "Uptight"? A nicety slab of southern soul and it popped up on a Brit comp of Spring/Event Records if my recollective powers beyond 1972 function in any capacity. JB -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 17:25:12 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Bert Berns and the Keetch Label Original Message From Brett Berns: > The four Keetch records that I'm aware of are: > 6000 The Pussycats Mickey Mouse Club March > 6001 Linda Laurie Jose He Say / Chico > 6002 The Mustangs Baby Let Me Take You Home / Davie Was A Bad Boy > 6003 The Pussycats You May Be Holding My Baby / Come On And Ska Me: > The other side of Keetch 6000 is "Anniversary Of Love" Hi Brett, In the interests of accuracy, I should report that a flurry of off-list emails have thrown up some new information. I am reliably informed that the group which recorded "Anniversary Of Love" and "Mickey Mouse March" was, in fact, a male outfit, not a girl group. Furthermore, the record was released on the Keyman (or/and Kelmar) label, not Keetch, and has no Bert Berns connection whatsoever. Brett: > I do not even know who the singers were of this beautiful lost > treasure ("You May Be Holding My Baby"), nor why it fell so deep into > obscurity. But it remains one of my all-time favorite songs written > and produced by Bert Berns. The Lou Christie and Pussycats versions of "YMBHMB", considering their close chronology, are remarkably different. One can't help but wonder how the unissued Solomon Burke rendition compares. Has anyone heard it? Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 12:05:54 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: The Critters For the experts among us...Any and all info on The Critters would be most helpful....Below is an exchange I had with a friend. We both need clarification please. >> Don't know much about Critters other than they also had a minor hit >> with "Don't Let The Rain Fall Down On Me" which I have, and thought of >> them as Kapp, not Project 3 guys. > on Kama Sutra originally....wasn't that a Buddha subsidiary. 'Dont Let > the Rain' was their last 'hit' in '67; allmusicguide says leader Don > Ciccione was drafted, band without him continued with 2 albums on Project > 3. This would be same time as Free Design records. Maybe someone on your > sunshine pop list knows about these. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 18:25:09 +0100 From: Stuart Miller Subject: Brian Wilson and the east coast Gentlemen. I think we're forgetting our history. The Beach Boys were never that strong in the New Jersey area in the first place. And for that matter The Beatles weren't either as compared to other states. This was the very heartland of 4 Seasons blue collar support and as far as most Jerseyites were concerned, those blue eyed wonders from the west coast could shove their surfboards in the one place where the blessed sun didn't shine. By the time that generation grew up into middle age the BB's were largely finished as a chart act and there was no new audience to follow on. Nevertheless I share your sentiments. It's a great, great pity and the residents of the garden state should hold their heads in shame. Stuart -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 10:32:38 -0700 (PDT) From: David Coyle Subject: Coca Cola Commercials CD I'm glad to hear there are some missing tracks on that CD, and that it's not just a flub on my disc. Regarding the Pepsi ad, it's actually listed on the CD as sort of a bonus track...otherwise, all the spots on the CD are for Coke, mostly variations on the "Things go better with Coca-Cola, things go better with Coke..." jingle performed in each group's signature style, e.g. Freddie and the Dreamers based on "I'm Telling You Now." Tom Jones's Coke spots are almost as good as his actual songs. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 19:08:01 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Carol Connors Carol Connors at > ...I remember a day in New York. We were in an elevator - Phil > (Spector), Marshall (Leib) and I - and who walked in but Fidel > Castro; his brother, Raul; and Che Guevara; and their bodyguards > - they had just come out of the United Nations on their way to > leaving the country. And we're in the elevator making funny faces > in back of him!... Strictly in the interests of complete sarcasm and historical inaccuracy, I'd like to challenge the provenance of Miss Connors' statement regarding her chance encounter with the great Cuban leader. Weren't Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in Hamburg having dinner with the Beatles that day? Seriously, I remember reading somewhere that Carol and her sister, in addition to recording for Colpix as Carol & Cheryl, released a single as the Carmel Sisters, "Joey's Comin' Home" bw "The Rumour" (Jubilee 5464, 1963). Could someone confirm, or otherwise? Perhaps one among us owns this disc? Go to the S'pop members photos section for a cool image of the delicious CC: Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 19:59:21 -0000 From: Mark Wirtz Subject: Mickie Most, RIP It is with great shock and sadness that I read the announcement of Mickie Most's passing. Mickie was arguably the most professionally astute and market savvy record producer in UK pop music history, his nigh clairvoyant skill of spotting potential Star talent and hit material only equaled by US counter part Clive Davis. Mickie Most made his most profound impression on me when, utterly contradicting his mercenary image, he picked up a 45, held it up and said, with the most sincere and passionate expression on his face, " Records... You know what they are? Canned emotions. That's what they are. Canned emotions." That simple truth has remained indelibly etched in my mind and heart ever since. With infinite respect for a maverick, whose legacy will resonate for decades to come, Mark Wirtz -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 22:19:09 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Carol Connors Mick Patrick wrote; > Seriously, I remember reading somewhere that Carol and her sister, > in addition to recording for Colpix as Carol & Cheryl, released a > single as the Carmel Sisters, "Joey's Comin' Home" bw "The Rumour" > (Jubilee 5464, 1963). Could someone confirm, or otherwise? Perhaps > one among us owns this disc? For lovers of steam trains, the shrill whistle, combined with the loudest train noises this side of Kansas City, make this record a simply must have! I'd forgotten how good it is and that it's a supposed Carol Connors record. If it is, all the Ramarca/Dimension team of Carol, Cheryl and Steve Barri are (allowing for the male voice) most probably involved. Both sides are written & produced by Clasky-Rosenberg (The Safaris' - "Image Of A Girl"). As the title suggests, it's a "gone away to serve in the army" song which would be suitable for the faux Shans comp. For those of you who don't wish to know the ending; Is he coming home? Turn away now......he ain't. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 18:01:29 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: PMS pressings; Manfred vs. Springsteen; "Cool Shake" jingle; soundalikes Billy G. Spradlin: > One thing I noticed about Philips/Mercury/Smash records from the 60's is > the majority of their 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) Also worth noting about Philips/Mercury/Smash albums c. '65-'68 is that they often used the exact same pressing - the stereo pressing - and sold them in different mono & stereo sleeves! (At least this was true for the DJ copies we got.) Steve Harvey: > 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 > buildand build only to have it climax....I feel Manfreds did a great job > instead of just redoing a soundalike version. Agreed completely - I've always believed in bringing something new to a song if you're going to redo it. This definitely worked. Clark Besch: > ...all those great 60's commercial jingles and if any are available.... > 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. ...and also Joey Reynolds on WBKW, arguably the most famous version with their 20+ state coverage during his evening show. One jingle I'm still looking for: a canned milk shake ("malted" to some, "cabinet" if you live in Rhode Island) called Cool Shake (same name as, but not same song as, the Del Vikings' Mercury record; the product is unrelated to Great Shakes). I don't think a "known" artist did the jingle, but I remember it being as catchy as the flu. Its lyrics: "Foams up like soda fountain shakes do When you pour yourself a Cool Shake Thick and rich and foamy too Wow, that's a Cool Shake!" ...followed by a cookin' little track for the voice-over. So, anyone got a copy - please? (And why do I remember this so well when I haven't heard it in over 40 years?!?!?) Albabe on soundalike songs: > at least a gazillion others [I-VI-IV-V chord doo-wop songs] with that > feel and identical changes. Indeed. We can go to a "reducto ad absurdum" level, like saying all blues songs are the same because they use the same three-chord 12-bar pattern. But the conscious melodic or "hook" theft is fascinating. Another one just came to mind: Jack Scott's 1958 smash "My True Love" and Duane Eddy's (1960?) instrumental hit "The Lonely One." Scott's was a very slow 6/8 and Eddy's was a cha-cha, but the melody of the verse is identical. Steve Harvey: > Wasn't it Don and Dewey who did "What's Your Name?" "Sleepwalk" was Santo > and Johnny's hit. Actually, it was Don & Juan, on Bigtop. (And her name was "Shoo-be-doo-bop-ba-dah"!) "Sleepwalk" was, I think, the first rock-oriented record to have a steel guitar lead. Country Paul (eagerly awaiting the NYC party - y'all come, y'hear?) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 22:02:19 -0000 From: No Kind Of Superstar Subject: Re: The Chanter Sisters Ian Chapman: > Nice to see the UK's Chanter Sisters mentioned here. I first > switched on to them via their Ellen Foley-meets-Spector version of > "Halfway To Paradise" in '76, (produced by Roger Cook and now playing > at musica). Back in 2001 I interviewed the legendary session guitarist Big Jim Sullivan. One of the records I brought along to show him was a See For Miles comp called "Decade Of Instrumentals: 1959-1967". One of the tracks that really grabbed me on that album was the Bo Diddleyesque "Grumbling Guitar" by the Other Two. Big Jim was adamant that it was the Chanter Sisters' studio debut, even though the liner notes mention Carol Attwood and Jemima Smith. Is his memory playing tricks with him? By the way, That Will Never Happen Again has been a big influence on my zine. It's great to see you and Mick Patrick as regular posters here. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 23:16:42 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Mickie Most, RIP Mark Wirtz: > It is with great shock and sadness that I read the announcement of > Mickie Most's passing. Mickie was arguably the most professionally > astute and market savvy record producer in UK pop music history... > With infinite respect for a maverick, whose legacy will resonate for > decades to come. C4 news just ran an item on the passing of Mickie Most. Running under the report, complete with sound, was RSG footage of Lulu performing "Shout", a recording with which Mickie Most had no involvement whatsoever. How typical of the shoddy work we are constantly fed by the media. Hopefully, the UK broadsheets will give the great man the respect he deserves. Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 22:29:50 -0000 From: Good Fella Subject: Geator with the Heator, the Big Boss with the Hot Sauce I spent last night at Memories Nite Club in Ventnor NJ, just a 10 minute ride from Atlantic City NJ. Owner and DJed by Jerry Blavat, better know as the "Geator with the Heator, the Big Boss with the Hot Sauce", really keeps you dancing with music from the 50's, 60's with lots of Motown, and later on with Disco. The place Rocks. For a $5 cover you can Rock the nite away, and keep on rocking cause you only rock once, as the Geator says. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 18:56:51 -0700 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Nino Tempo / Rinky Dink / Feeling No Pain A few miscellaneous items: * Congratulations and thank you to Bill Reed for his excellent Nino Tempo article. My only reservation is that he didn't get Nino to comment about his sister at all. * Does anybody know anything about the origins of the tune "Rinky Dink," the source of Dave Baby Cortez's 1960 hit? I recently returned from the cultural oasis of Branson, Missouri, where I saw a brilliant lounge organist named Jimmy Nicholas, who claimed that he wrote that song, as well as another Cortez hit "The Happy Organ," when he was 14 years old. Besides being a great keyboardist Nicholas was also an engaging humorist, and it was hard to tell when he was being serious and when he was pulling the audience's leg, but when he told that story he seemed like he was being sincere. But I'm wondering if there's any corroborating evidence. The only copies of either recording that I own are on cheesy anthologies, which lack songwriting credits. * Can anybody set me up with a copy of The Del Satins' Dion-composed (and produced?) record "Feeling No Pain"? If so, please contact me off-list. --Phil Milstein -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2003 00:24:44 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin 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? I think the overdubbed strings and horns were done in the late 60's for a greatest hits LP. I have the overdubbed version of "Five O Clock World" on a Warners Special Products CD called "More Party Classics". I guess someone at Reprise (or maybe the group) thought the original Co&Ce recordings were underproducted, or didnt want to use fake stereo for that album. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 21:14:56 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Mickie Most, RIP Mark Wirtz wrote: > It is with great shock and sadness that I read the announcement of Mickie > Most's passing. His production of "Is It True" by Brenda Lee was the song that got me into her singing....What else did he do?? JB/Yank in need of nolejj -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2003 09:03:48 +0100 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: The Critters James Botticelli wrote: > For the experts among us...Any and all info on The Critters would be > most helpful....Below is an exchange I had with a friend. We both need > clarification please.> These are my notes on the Critters.....Any changes and updates welcome. The Jugband influenced Critters hailed from New Jersey and got together during ’64. Founded by guitarists Jim Ryan and Don Ciccone who attended high school together in Plainfield, included their school friend Kenny Gorka on bass along with Jack Decker on drums and Brooklyn Boy Chris Darway on organ. They began by playing neighbourhood clubs before they signed for Kapp in 1965 through a production deal with Karma Sutra. The Critters debut single was, Jackie de Shannon's 'Children & Flowers', which paved the way for their hit, a cover of The Lovin' Spoonful's 'Younger Girl' written by John Sebastian, it went to No.42 in the States and No.38 in Britain. 'Younger Girl' proved to be their only UK hit, but in America Ciccone's beautiful 'Mr. Dieingly Sad' got to No.17 in the autumn of ’66. Their final release of ‘66 was 'Bad Misunderstanding', written by Pete Anders and Vinnie Poncia who had written and recorded as The Videls and The Tradewinds. In ’67, and calling themselves Innocence, Anders and Poncia took a Ciccone song 'There's Got To Be A Word' to No.34 in the US; while The Critters sole hit that year was 'Don't Let The Rain Fall Down On Me' (a Ryan song), which got to No.39 in the USA. This Anders & Poncia song (with Doc Pomus) proved to be their final hit, another, 'Marryin’ Kind of Love' (already recorded by The Young Rascals and The Goodtimes) failed to score. The group's final single for Kapp 'Dancing In The Street' also missed out on chart honours. In October ‘67 Project 3 signed The Critters whose lineup now included Bob Spinella, replacing Darway on organ, although the latter may well have continued to play autoharp either on a full or parttime basis, and Jeff Pelosi replacing Decker on drums. The new lineup suffered most when they lost Ciccone, he had been drafted into the military. After three albums the group fell into disarray. Ryan went on to play sessions for artists such as Carly Simon, Kild Dee, Jim Croce, John Entwistle, Dana Gillespie, Chris Jagger, Cat Stevens, Jim Webb and Cole Younger. Ciccone reemerged in ‘74 when he replaced Clay Jordan in The Four Seasons. UK releases and chart positions London HLR 10047 Younger Girl/Gone for Awhile 1966 (No.38) London HLR 10071 Mr. Dieingly Sad/it Just Won't Be That Way 1966 London HLR 10101 Bad Misunderstanding/Forever or No More 1966 London HLR 10119 Marryin' Kind of Love/New York Bound 1967 London HLR 10149 Don't Let The Rain Fall Down On Me/Walk Like A Man Again 1967 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2003 10:13:51 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Mickie Most, RIP For a BBC tribute to Mickie Most: Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2003 18:32:23 +0930 From: Norman Subject: Steve Kipner and Steve Groves Hello Spectroppers, Re: Steve and Steve Some early history. Lynne Randell had seen The Kinetics in 1966 playing at a dance in Frankston Victoria and got her manager Carol West to take a look. This led to a recording contract with CBS. The band which included Steve Groves and John Vallins apparently scored top twenty with Excuses but I only remember them for Tomorrow Today from 1967. Nat Kipner, producer and one time head of Spin Records, had a hand in producing some of the Bee Gees earlier records. His son Steve had a group who scored a hit with Giggle Eyed Goo in 1966, on Spin Records. Steve and The Board also featured Colin Petersen and Geoff Bridgeford on drums (different times of course). A latter formation of Tin Tin included Groves, Kipner and Vallins. Re: the involvement in the "is it or isn't it the Beatles" tune Have You Heard the Word (with Maurice Gibb). I refer you to Graham Calkin's Beatles Pages on Regards, Norman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 14:26:17 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room 5/25/03 The Liquid Room, (usually) hosted by David Ponak (me), airs every Saturday night from Midnight to 3AM (PDT) on 90.7FM KPFK Los Angeles, as well as streaming at The Liquid Room 5/25/03 1.The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Yoko Nagisa/Ai No.... (single) (Initial Note-Japan) 3.April March/There Is Always Madness Triggers (Tricatel-France) 4.Sonia Rosa/Mas Nao Da A Bossa Rosa De Sonia (WB-Brazil) 5.Broadcast/Pendulum Pendulum (Warp) 6.Marcello Giombini/Seli Perry Rhodan-Original Soundtrack (Diggler-Germany) 7.Parliament/Handcuffs Mothership Connection (Mercury) 8.The Ray Makers/Undending Capacity Par Avion: Global Indie Clubpop (Eenie Meenie) 9.Benjamin Biolay/Chaise A Tokyo Negatif (Virgin-France) 10.Kirinji/Blind Touch... Sweet Sour EP (Toshiba EMI-Japan) 11.Blossom Dearie/Charade May I Come In? (Capitol) 12.Polysics/Black Out Fall Out Japan For Sale Volume 3 (Sony Music Imports) 13.Junior Senior/Boy Meets Girl D-D-Don't Stop The Beat (Atlantic) 14.M.D. Sica/La Chiameremo Andrea Le Scat (Volcano-Japan) 15.Capsule/Candy Cutie Cutie Cinema Replay (Contemode-Japan) 16.Andrew/He Can Fly Happy To Be Here (Bus Stop) 17.Black Box Recorder/These Are The Things Passionoia (One Little Indian-UK) 18.Anamaria & Mauricio/Le Le Le No No No...Estamos Na Nossa (WB-Brazil) 19.Tony Lasley/If You Don't Know Beat Nova (Tony performs live in the studio on June 15!) 20.Seksu Roba/LA Freeway Pleasure Vibrations (Eenie Meenie) 21.Jackie & Roy/Winds Of Heaven Grass (Capitol) 22.Sukilove/Talking In The Dark Sukilove (Hidden Agenda) 23.Bee Gees/First Of May Odessa (Polydor) 24.Rural/Magic Of The Music Tokai Soto Nakai (Sakura-Japan) 25.The Moon/Pleausure Without Earth (Revola-UK) 26.Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herrin Band/You Never Come Closer A Special Album (Emperor Norton) 27.Scott Walker/Come Saturday Morning The Moviegoer (Phillips) 28.Kim Fox/When Love Was The Only Thing Return To Planet Earth (Franklin Castle) 29.Linda Yamaki/Mini Mini Date Sixties Ladyland (Tokuma-Japan) 30.The 88/How Good It Can Be Kind Of Light (EMK) 31.Hideki Kaji/Fantastic Game (single) (Felicity-Japan) 32.Seri Ishikawa/??? Seri Sings Pico (Solid-Japan) 33.TV Eyes/She Gets Around 12" (Emperor Norton) 34.Dimitri From Paris w/Pink Martini/Syracuse Cruising Attitude (JVC Victor-Japan) 35.Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man/Sand River Out Of Season (Go Beat-UK) 36.Peter Lacey/Love Anderida (Pink Hedgehog-UK) 37.Cody ChesnuTT/Michelle The Headphone Masterpiece (Ready Set Go) 38.Elvis Costello & The Attractions/Almost Blue Imperial Bedroom (Rhino) 39.The Cardigans/You're The Storm Long Gone Before Daylight (Stockholm-UK) 40.Manitoba/Bijoux Up In Flames (Domino) 41.Montefiori Cocktail/Je T'Adore (Daniele Luppi Remix) Re-Shaken (Water Music) 42.Sunaga T. Experience/Ya Chi Mu... Double Standard (Readymade International) 43.Riolistic/Felicidade Brazil Remixed (Groovy Gravy) 44.Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Movin' On Someday Man (Reprise) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2003 11:04:08 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Carol & Cheryl This Carol & Cheryl, I have a tape with a song "Go Go GTO" on it. Was this a release on Colpix? Ken On The West Coast -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2003 11:32:39 +0100 From: Austin Powell Subject: Mickie Most I didn't see the news about Mickie Most until today's "Mail On Sunday" newspaper....Like many, it saddened me no end.....In the eighties I was lucky enough to spend a day with Mickie as I guided him around a few radio stations to help publicise the re-launch of Rak Records..... Although he spenta lot of time on the phone to his broker, playing the money markets (and winning !), I was enthralled with his observations about records that came on the various stations and his memories of great hits, both his own, and those by others...he was, at the same time, obviously a huge fan and very business-like in his approach to music.... Like an idiot I never thought to sit and record anything with him, but it still remains one of my most intersting days in the record business.... My condolences to his family.....the industry has lost one of its "greats". Austin Powell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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