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Spectropop - Digest Number 906



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There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re:  Brian Wilson and New Jersey2
           From: Billy G Spradlin
      2. Re: Radio and TV Commercials
           From: Al Quaglieri
      3. Re: The Critters
           From: Billy G Spradlin
      4. Re: The Robbs
           From: Clark Besch
      5. ROTW & Ramona King
           From: Martin Roberts
      6. The Mystics - Online Interview
           From: Laura Pinto
      7. Bassic stuff
           From: Alan Gordon
      8. Re: Dave Clark Five dolls
           From: Roland
      9. Re: New York Shindig update  more Al Casey
           From: Country Paul
      10. Re: Al Casey
           From: Andrew Jones
      11. Re: Tony Hatch
           From: Steve Harvey
      12. $8 00  Just $8 00 
           From: Mark Frumento
      13. Button up
           From: Steve Harvey

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Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003
   From: Billy G Spradlin
Subject: Re  Brian Wilson and New Jersey2

Mike Edwards:
> Move a little further south and you've got Wildwood, where 
> Philadelphians spent summer vacation listening to Bobby Rydell 
> records, one of the best of which was "Surfin' USA" from his 
> "Wildwood Days" album (Cameo 1055). The surf is definitely up 
> in the great state of New Jersey, dude.

The Orlons cut a great version of the Beach Boys "Surfin' USA" 
on one of their albums. I just wonder how a low charting hit 
(nationwide - it was a smash in Southern California) got the 
attention of someone at Cameo/Parkway in Philly and decided 
they should cover it.

What singles did finally break the Beach Boys on the east coast? 
I'm thinking "I Get Around" might have done the trick since it 
was their first #1 Record on Billboard.



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Message: 2 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Al Quaglieri Subject: Re: Radio and TV Commercials For the most part, the people who make them have no concept of the cultural significance of jingles. Considering the popularity and memorability of these little tunes that were heard daily by millions, few actual masters still exist. When it comes time to trot them out for historical purposes, most of the time the ad agencies have to resort to radio airchecks or scratchy old transcriptions in the hands of private collectors. I've been in tape storage facilities where tens of thousands of ad agency reels were piled in endless rows awaiting demolition. Physical destruction is the simplest, most cost-effective way to rid one's company of these assets, their storage fees, and their potential tax liabilities. The companies really don't want the legal and physical hassles of transferring them to preservationists. It's downright criminal. Al Q. NY -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Billy G Spradlin Subject: Re: The Critters David Coyle wrote: > I think it's about time to upgrade the Critters on CD. > .......A label like Sundazed or Big Beat could do the > Critters justice. I agree with you, I prefer the punchy mono versions of most Critters hits compared to the poorly mixed and tinny sounding stereo versions. Sundazed would be the perfect label for a good mastering job but they haven't done any reissues or compilations from Universal's vaults. Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: The Robbs Patrick Rands wrote: > You can tune into my special Robbs' radio show spotlight > on Friday June 6th, 2003 (mark it on your calendars!) - from > 6 to 7 pm Eastern Standard time on 90.3 WZBC FM Newton in the > Boston area or online here: Patrick, sounds like a great show! "Cynthia Loves" was actually given even billing on WRIT Milwaukee with "A" side "Rapid Transit", their admirable "Western Union" ripoff. A great "TSW" (two-sided winner), as WLS' Dex Card used to call 'em. Unfortunately, I work nights, so will miss your show. Will you tape it for me? :) I am trying to put a best of CDR together of these guys. Wish some label would get all their stuff together for release. They have a lot of unreleased material as well as alternate versions of released songs as well as all those cover songs done for "Where the Action Is". Then, there's Dee Robb solo and the Cherokee sides........ Have a great show. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Martin Roberts Subject: ROTW & Ramona King I wrote: > Next week an A or B side pick between "What About You" - the > Cannon Sisters' song and "Mind Reader" - only just confirmed > as a Nitzsche track and sung by the delightful Ramona King on > Eden: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm And Phil Milstein replied: > I'd like to hear both, so my suggestion is that whichever one > doesn't make it this time becomes the ROTW the week after that. Pleasing to read of Phil Milstein's excitement regarding next week's ROTW on the site but does he realise what a dangerous precedent he could be setting? If the idea caught on and worked here, what's to stop the experiment being carried on in other walks of life? Imagine in the UK if you voted Labour but stipulated that next month you'd like the Conservatives to have a go? Or Miss World? One week it could be Miss Australia, followed by Miss United Kingdom, Miss USA etc. etc. No I'm sorry Phil, write to me off list like everyone else! Tell you what, the last Ramona King record was also a back to back contest. In a future ROTW I'll pit the loser of this week's battle against the losing side from last time, the Ramona & Cleo King-written "I Wanna Dance". Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Laura Pinto Subject: The Mystics - Online Interview For fans of the Mystics ("Hushabye"), a friend of mine, Bette, has an audio interview on her site you may be interested in listening to. I asked her to write a blurb for me to use to let other oldies fans know about it: George Galfo, an original member of the Mystics has started his own Mystics group in Florida with 3 other talented veteran singers. I had the pleasure of interviewing George, Joe, Mike and Shelly last Monday over the phone. The interview up on BetBytes if anyone is interested in listening.. :) You will also find a link to their Promo Flyer for their performance to take place on June 22, 2003 at the Tavern On The Greenery in Boca Raton, FL http://www.betbytes.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Alan Gordon Subject: bassic stuff I think, for the most part, in the past, bass and drums were considered the "rhythm section" of just about any style of band. They kept the backbone of the music very solid so most of the arrangement could sit on top, or the singer or soloist could go "wild," without fear of getting lost. The bass player usually played a very standard rhythm in unison with the bass drum. Hopefully, this would all in turn add to the "gestalt" of a particular piece of music. Of course until the electric bass became popular, you could barely hear the bass, depending on the miking technique of a given producer or band leader. Then bass playing became "funner". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Roland Subject: Re: Dave Clark Five dolls The dolls came in a box set. Dave Clark was the same size as the Beatles Remco dolls but the other band members dolls were only 1/3 the size of Dave. I'm sure this went over well with the rest of the band when they saw it. Roland -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Country Paul Subject: Re: New York Shindig update more Al Casey S'pop Team wrote: > On entry, all S'pop members will be handed a Back To Mono > button - preferable to name badges, we thought. How 'bout both? Anyone else with any ideas on this? John Henderson: > I really think most people thought it to be Duane Eddy but > the reference to "Duane" in the tune would make one wonder. More on Al Casey: he did play on some of Lee Hazlewood's early productions very much in Duane Eddy's style. One favorite: Sanford Clark's "Still As The Night" (Jamie), on which Casey gets label credit. Anyone know if Casey is still alive, still playing, or what he's up to now? Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Andrew Jones Subject: Re: Al Casey The post about Al Casey and the KC-Ettes reminds me: Years ago, while going through a cousin's collection of old singles, I found one by Al and the KC-Ettes (on the Stacy label); I can't remember what the A-side was, but the B-side was a Lee Hazlewood composition called "What Are We Gonna Do In '64?" Mostly, the song looked back on recent dance crazes and musical styles and asked, wonder what's coming next? Oh, if they only knew! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Steve Harvey Subject: Tony Hatch Just brought a few more vinyl treasures out of storage. Found "A Latin Happening" on Warner Brothers. Tony Hatch is the artist on this LP, with lots of covers by others. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Mark Frumento Subject: $8 00 Just $8 00 The online billboard for the Spectopop party looks great! I can't wait! But I have to ask... how does one throw this kind of party for an $8.00 cover charge? Not that I'm complaining mind you. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Steve Harvey Subject: Button up The Team: > On entry, all S'pop members will be handed a Back To Mono > button - preferable to name badges, we thought. How about "Back To" buttons with a blank space for names? Beats the "I've Got Mono" buttons that had to be discarded. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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