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Spectropop - Digest Number 907



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There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Can't wait!
           From: Bob Rashkow
      2. Re: Electric bass
           From: Steve Harvey
      3. Re: Alternate Coasters
           From: Tom Taber
      4. Goffin King - how many songs have they written
           From: Kurt
      5. Re: more Al Casey
           From: Phil Milstein
      6. Tony Hatch CD in the US
           From: Mike Edwards
      7. Arthur Lee
           From: Mark M. Smith
      8. DC5's Mike Smith
           From: Clark Besch
      9. Re: Brian Wilson - lack of appreciation
           From: Phil Reynolds
      10. Re: Tony Hatch
           From: Mikey
      11. Re: Dave Clark Five dolls
           From: Steve Harvey
      12. Re: Turtles' Eve 
           From: Phil MiIstein
      13. Re: SUgar and Spices
           From: Simon White

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Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003
   From: Bob Rashkow
Subject: Can't wait!

The party in New York is sounding more exciting and fun every 
week. I'm driving in for it and looking very forward to it. 
Of course Al Casey was on Chicago's STACY label which also among 
others had the Torkays, who did a marvelous 1963 record called 
"Karate" -- I'm 99% sure this is NOT the same record the Emperors 
did 4 years later, but correct me if I'm wrong. 

Bobster 

(NP Creation "Painter Man"/"If I Stay Too Long" comp, Loadstone 
(1969, Barnaby) & "Savage Grace" s/t (1970, Reprise -- another 
incredible Detroit group. Latter 2 might be considered a little 
out of our range!)


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Message: 2 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Steve Harvey Subject: Electric bass Andrew Hickey: > In fact does anyone have any idea who the first person to > play bass guitar was? I'd be very interested to know... The first musician to use the P-Bass (the first successfully marketed electric bass) was either Freddie Tavares (he did Hawaiian music, but may not count since he was worked for Fender) or Roy Johnson (the first bassist for Lionel Hampton). Leo gave Lionel a freebie bass to take around the country and gave him his phone number. Anybody who liked the bass and let Lionel know got Leo's phone number. Not exactly high tech marketing, but it worked back in the day. Tutmarc's kid is on a website talking about playing his dad's electric bass in his high school band (in the 30s). Must have been quite an experience being a pioneer in those unamplified days. Too bad Tutmarc didn't have the cash to promote his invention. In fairness, there were a number of people working on electric basses before Leo. Gibson had a visionary by the name of Lloyd Loar who was also working on an electric bass. Like many things there are various people involved, but only one gets the credit. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Tom Taber Subject: Re: Alternate Coasters David Coyle wrote: > A year or so ago, I passed on a Coasters CD at a record fair. > It looked at first like a regular greatest hits type package, > but looking at the track listing, it seemed to be primarily > alternate versions.... Somewhere around 1966, I had a dream that I had found an album by the Coasters. (I had never seen one, and 7 years previous, at age 9, "Charlie Brown" was the first 45 I ever purchased.) That night, I went into Rochester (NY), and, at Shoppers' Fair, found a budget Coasters LP, I believe on the Clarion label, for 50 cents! I no longer have it, but as I recall, it had some real stereo cuts, and a least a couple were alternate takes. Tom Taber -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Kurt Subject: Goffin King - how many songs have they written I'm in the midst of doing research for my Master's and I'm at a standstill. I'm in desperate need of a complete list of songs written by Goffin and King. I've found several online lists...but the totals vary from list to list. One songwriting web site listed 254 songs, another listed 300 songs. My keen instincts tell me that Goffin and King must have written more than 300 songs. I've come to distrust online information more and more - - and most of the time Google just doesn't cut the proverbial mustard when it comes to things like this. Does anyone know of a list of Goffin/King songs in book form? Is there a 100% reliable list online? Thanks, Kurt PS - could also use the same for Leiber/Stoller -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: more Al Casey Country Paul wrote: > Anyone know if Casey is still alive, still > playing, or what he's up to now? I believe he is back in Phoenix. Casey has remained a strong influence on Hazlewood's "second coming," leading the band behind his comeback "Farmisht, Flatulence, Origami, ARF!!! and Me" CD, a collection of standards released by Smells Like Records a few years ago, and inspiring Lee to compile last year's City Slang release of "For Every Solution There's A Problem," a package of old demos (many of which, of course, Casey played on). Neither, alas, makes for mandatory listening. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Tony Hatch CD in the US Mikey asks: > Guys, where can I get the Tony Hatch CD in the US? Mikey, try amazon.com and use their dealer feeds to get a price break. I hope you enjoy the CD as much as I do. You can also find "Dream Babes 4 - Go Girl" (the latest in the 60s UK girls' series from RPM/Cherry Red) at one of amazon.com's dealer associates for $12.49. Likewise, there's "Lost 60s Recordings" featuring Rick Nelson and Glen Campbell for $13.43 Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Mark M. Smith Subject: Arthur Lee Phil Reynolds wrote: > Last night I saw Arthur Lee and Love perform "Forever Changes" > at Chicago's Park West. In a word: superb. In short: He started > with "Little Red Book" and two others with the basic band; then > added the "orchestra" (3 violins, 01 viola, 01 cello, 02 trumpets > & trombone) and proceeded to do a masterful performance of the > entire album. The "orchestra" and band obviously and visibly > enjoyed the performance; Arthur was in fairly good voice, but > adequate health. (walking with a cane). I saw Arthur Lee last year and he was indeed fantastic and in great voice. Wonderful band (Baby Lemonade) and mini orchestra too. A very different experience than the Brian Wilson shows I saw. With regards to his health and the cane. I heard that he had an accident in his bath that injured his leg. So, no major health concerns, just a simple accident. Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Clark Besch Subject: DC5's Mike Smith Hi all, Just as the DC5's Mike Smith has begun to get his rockin' career off to renewed heights, his son Jamie Smith has died in a diving accident in Egypt. Mike's group was scheduled to appear in Denver the 21 7 22 of this month. Hard to say if he will want to make it now. If you would like to send condolences, visit http://www.voy.com/14321/ Take care, Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Phil Reynolds Subject: Re: Brian Wilson - lack of appreciation For what it worth: Last night I saw Arthur Lee and Love perform "Forever Changes" at Chicago's Park West. In a word: superb. In short: He started with "Little Red Book" and two others with the basic band; then added the "orchestra" (3 violins, 01 viola, 01 cello, 02 trumpets & trombone) and proceeded to do a masterful performance of the entire album. The "orchestra" and band obviously and visibly enjoyed the performance; Arthur was is fairly good voice, but adequate health. (walking with a cane). Encores were 7&&, Singing Cowboy and others. Wonderful....truly wonderful. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Tony Hatch Guys, where can I get the Tony Hatch CD in the US? Thanks! Mikey Note: This CD should be played at the NYC party in a couple of weeks!! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re Dave Clark Five dolls Each of the Beatles had complete sets of the DC5 dolls which they used as voodoo dolls. I won't go into what they did with their Gerry & the Pacemakers dolls. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Phil MiIstein Subject: Re: Turtles' Eve Now playing at musica The Turtles' poppy version of "Eve Of Destruction." If I remember correctly (which I should, as I just finished reading it last week), Richie Unterberger wrote in his excellent folk-rock history "Turn Turn Turn" that the song was originally offered to The Turtles, but they turned it down. The book does not mention that they went on to do it after all. Now, anybody wanna hear Jan & Dean's version? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 From: Simon White Subject: Sugar and Spices Wendy Flynn wrote: > And does anyone know anything about Sugar & The Spices? > They have a supersweet song called Faith In Me but I can't > remember the label as I cant afford a copy Me: > This has definitely been out on CD - and I know I have it - but > I can't lay my hand on it at the moment. But as soon as I do... After an extensive search....it's on the Kent CD "Swan's Soul Sides" CD kend 120 and orginally Swan 4208. And very nice it is too. Hope this helps Wendy! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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