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Spectropop - Digest Number 914

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Sue Thompson on the radio
           From: Ronnie Allen 
      2. Re: The Robbs / Teen Book
           From: Mike Dugo 
      3. Re: Robbs
           From: Lapka Larry 
      4. Re: Alternate Coasters
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      5. Maxine Brown & the Small Faces
           From: Wendy Flynn 
      6. Re: Dave Clark?
           From: Bill George 
      7. Beach Movie search
           From: Justin McDevitt 
      8. Re: Bob Dileo etc
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
      9. Bringing home the Tony Bacon
           From: Steve Harvey 
     10. Re: Dave Clark?
           From: Mikey 
     11. Re: Beach Movie search
           From: Mikey 
     12. Re: Spectropop Party in NYC
           From: Mikey 
     13. 4 Seasons at the beach
           From: Mike Edwards 
     14. Re: Bob Dileo etc
           From: Paul 
     15. Spector coverage
           From: Keith Beach 
     16. Re: Dave Clark?
           From: Ian Chapman 
     17. Re: London
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
     18. Robbs Again
           From: Bob Rashkow 
     19. Phil TV
           From: Bill Craig 
     20. Lost 60's, Brian Vs. Frankie; George Hamilton IV; "Bad Boy"; party
           From: Country Paul 
     21. Re: Bartok Lanski
           From: Country Paul 
     22. Fwd: Sly Is No Show in Family Stone Reunion
           From: Neb Rodgers 
     23. Re: Four Seasons/Beach Boys/Robbs
           From: Eddy 
     24. Re: Bartok Lanski!!!
           From: Lindsay Martin 
     25. Archies videos on Ron Dante Online
           From: Laura Pinto 


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 06:41:21 EDT
   From: Ronnie Allen 
Subject: Sue Thompson on the radio

I am delighted to announce that this coming Monday, June 16th, from 8 to 
9 PM Eastern Time, I'll be hosting a live-by-phone interview show with 
hit recording artist Sue Thompson, who had several memorable successful 
recordings in the 60s and the 70s.

She was born Eva Sue McKee and came up with her professional last name of 
"Thompson" by randomly selecting it from a telephone directory, much in 
the same way that Walden Robert Cassotto became "Bobby Darin."

In 1950 she released her first single recording, which was called "Angels 
Cry." Although it was favorably received it didn't crack the national charts.

In fact it wasn't until 11 years and 16 singles later that Sue finally became 
an "overnight success"!

The year was 1961 and Sue recorded a mournful song written by stellar 
songwriter John D. Loudermilk. It was called "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)". 
Sue's recording obviously struck a nerve with many people who could associate 
with its storyline; it got all the way to #5 on the national chart.

Her follow-up recording, also written by Loudermilk, did even better and 
became Sue's biggest hit. It was called "Norman" and it got as high as #3. 
Though most people would now agree that the song absolutely fit Sue like a 
glove the fact is that when she first heard the song she did not want to 
record it! But she's sure glad she did and today, 41 years later, it remains 
one of the most enduring and best-loved oldies of the early 60s.

Sue had five other national hits in the 60s, namely "James (Hold The Ladder 
Steady)," "Have A Good Time,"  "Paper Tiger,"  "Two Of A Kind" and "Willie 

Then in the 70s she became a popular country singer, recording several hit 
duets with legendary singer/songwriter Don Gibson. My personal favorite of 
these, and also the most successful, is "Good Old Fashioned Country Love."

Sue presently lives in Las Vegas and will be talking to me live-by-phone, 
sharing stories about her illustrious musical career and bringing us up-to-
date on what she's been up to lately.

Sue has a unique "little girl" singing style all her own and it is no wonder 
that her recordings are still so very popular in the US and around the world.

I hope you can join me for this show. I am looking forward to it so very 

If you have a question you'd like me to ask Sue during our live broadcast 
please e-mail it to me in advance of the show at

The Sue Thompson radio interview show will originate on station WBCB 
(1490-AM Fairless Hills, PA) and be simultaneously broadcast on the World 
Wide Web.

To access the show please use the following URL:
The above is the WBCB Home Page.

When it has loaded, look on the upper-left-hand side of the page and find 
the "Listen Live" link. Double-click on that and then follow the very simple 
instructions. (Yes they ARE very simple: you will be a double-click away 
from the show!).

You can "try out" the station in advance of the show by using the above 
instructions. The station (which has a mix of talk, sports, and oldies) is 
"up" most of the time. The only "down" time occurs when the station carries 
Philadelphia Phillies baseball games. The station is, by contractual 
agreement, is not allowed to simulcast those games on the Web so there is no 
streamed signal during those times. 

If you have not yet listened to my recent "Diane Renay And Friends" and/or my
Murmaids show and would like to do so you can access either one of them from 
the above WBCB home page. Simply double-click on the appropriate link(s).

Ronnie Allen

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Message: 2 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 06:35:42 -0500 From: Mike Dugo Subject: Re: The Robbs / Teen Book Previously: > If I remember they did manage to get some teen mag coverage & were in a > paperback book from around '68 that featured only pop acts with really > good-looking guys in them. Every Mother's Son and the Evergreen Blues > were in it and possibly the Monkees, Grapefruit, and the Five Americans > and the Strawberry Alarm Clock--don't remember the name of it. It made > the rounds of some 6th-grade girls and that's where I first saw the name > The Robbs. Anybody know the name of this book? Thanks Mike Dugo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 05:10:53 -0700 (PDT) From: Lapka Larry Subject: Re: Robbs Dear Clark: Thanks for the info on the Robbs. I think that in the 1960s, you could have a pretty good career with just some regional hits--but, of course, you could have a great career if you could break out nationally. It seems each region of the US had their "own" bands, performers who were top hitmakers in certain areas but just busts nationally. In the east, certainly the Vagrants would fit that description. More to the point, I still haven't given up on interesting a label in releasing the Robbs stuff. Perhaps they, themselves, don't want this stuff out. Owning Cherokee Studios, they must have some pull one way or the other. We'll see what happens. Larry Lapka -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 13:52:04 +0100 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Re: Alternate Coasters David Coyle wrote: > Here's looking forward to a new Coasters compilation. > The last available US disc besides the budget "Very > Best Of The Coasters" disc was a 2-CD set called "50 > Coastin' Classics," which was probably passable in the > early '90s. "50 Coasting Classics" (Also a Rhino production) was way more than passable and for me, Rhino will really have to go some to better it this time 'round. It included half a disc of Robins stuff, a great booklet and a couple of post -Atlantic tracks licensed from Sony. It also included one unreleased track - an excellent Leiber/Stoller demo of "Shake 'Em Up And Let 'Em Roll" which was also recorded, but not released, by the Monkees. Thinking about it, it's highly likely that the new set will be just a revamp of this one. > I wish I could have found Sequel's expanded edition of > their original "Greatest Hits" album, but all I managed to > snare was the "Coastin' With The Coasters" reissue... Sequel reissued four albums in all and with the extra tracks they just about wrapped up everything the Coasters did on Atlantic. They're all worth getting if you can find them - some of the later singles, while not quite up there with the classics, are great fun. "Bull Tick Waltz" and "The PTA" are two of my personal favourites. Let's hope someone gets round to doing a similar series - a collection of all the tracks recorded as the Robins would be pretty essential too. Regards, Guy. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 14:43:02 +0100 From: Wendy Flynn Subject: Maxine Brown & the Small Faces Hi s'poppers, speaking of beverly ann and northern soul - did anyone see maxine brown perform at cleethorpes on saturday night? . i was too busy in one of the chalets moaning after dancing for too long. i still stink of deep heat! anyway - was she deadly? she was ace back in '97. absolutely stunning and as noone seems to have seen the dave clarke dolls - has anyone seen the small faces dolls? ronnie and steve are on the cover of the paul weller stanley road lp. does anyone know if there's a full set and who made them????? xoxo wendy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 11:23:27 EDT From: Bill George Subject: Re: Dave Clark? Me: > ...but I did hear Dave Clark interviewed on the radio a few weeks ago. > I guess he's put a new band together and is back on the road. Anyone > heard him yet? A reply: > You mean Mike Smith, the lead singer. > Dave Clark isn't going to touch a drum set ever again. Well, I could always be wrong, but I'm pretty sure they kept calling him Dave, and he hadn't been on the road in ages, and he talked about drumming and singing. I wish I knew what station I'd heard it on so I could check. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 09:31:58 -0500 From: Justin McDevitt Subject: Beach Movie search Hello Spectropop, Over the last few years, I have taped a number of the 60s era Beach movies: Girls On the beach, Beach party, Beach Blanket Bingo etc. One of the gems which I do not have in my possession is Beach Ball, (circa 1966), which features tracks by the Hondels, Supremes and the Walker Brothers. This movie may show up on a Turner Classic Beach film retrospective, though when/if this will happen is anyone's guess. In the meantime, I conducted an Ebay and Amazon search to see if I could find a copy (alas, no luck). Was Beach ball ever released on VHS, or more recently on DVD. If so, I would appreciate any suggestions for internet sites, (other than the aforementioned ones) where I could obtain a copy? Justin McDevitt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 10:52:46 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: Bob Dileo etc Clark Besch: > Chris, I have both "Look at the Girls" 45 and all Bob Dileo singles. > I think Bob sounds like the vocalist on the Copout 45. If you are > looking for the Dileo 45's, I got them all as they were released and > dated them all. "Band in Boston" was received 9/12/68 and is really > cool pop/psych. Followup "Just Can't Help Believin'" b/w "Mind > Excursion' dated 5/31/69 (BJ Thomas' version of "Believin'" was aound > 6/70). "Jessica" dated 8/23/69. Nothing that special on followup > singles. All were on Columbia. The Copout 45 was on Poppy which also > had Alan Bown 45 I think, or was that Music factory? Looked about > the same label from my memory. Anyway, hope this helps and if you > ever find out who Bob Dileo was, please post it here! I can now reveal that The Giant Jellybean Copout is indeed Bob Dileo (I received an e-mail from the man himself confirming it). And a comparison of that single with any of the three Columbia Dileo singles shows that it is indeed the same person singing. :-) "Band In Boston" is going to be included on "Fading Yellow Vol. 6" in August (I wrote the notes on this track for the CD), so I've played its equally fab B-side "Rahni" - a very cool slice of soft pop with just a dash of Eastern psych flavor thrown in - to musica. It's also worth noting that Dileo's version of "Just Can't Help Believin'" is the original version of this song and was apparently getting airplay in the NY area when B.J. Thomas' version came out and essentially obliterated it. Too bad, because it's a fine version of a great song. And the version of "Mind Excursion" on the flip is nice too, though The Tradewinds' original remains definitive. Clark, are you up for a sale or trade for the "Jessica" 45? And is it a double A-sided promo (mono/stereo) or a stock copy? And if it's a stock copy, what's the B-side? I have an mp3 of "Jessica," and it's great (and I'd love to have the actual 45). Jeff np: "The Sonic Adventures Of Zekley & Grady" -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 09:40:49 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Bringing home the Tony Bacon In reply to Albabe: Love Bacon's guitar books. Got 'em all. I did mention Mr. Tutmark earlier, but you can find out more thru Vintage Guitar. They did the first story I ever heard about him a couple of years ago and had pictures of the actual bass in question. I think it was a case of finances and being ahead of his time that confined Mr. Tutmark to obscurity while Leo got the credit. That said, Leo's stuff was cooler looking and still holds up fifty years on. The bit about the 1954 P Bass (played one last year since it was the year I was born - only $8,000) looking like a Strat is a little misleading. In 1953 the P Bass has the contour and beveled edge added (like the Strat). It still had the Tele headstock, same pickups and pickguard. It looked pretty much the same from 1951 to 1957. It was in 1957 that its appearances really changed. The headstock changed from the Tele style to the Stratlike head and took on the appearance that it retains up to today. Quincy Jones did an interesting bit for the 50th Anniversary (I'm sure you can find it through Fender's BassStreet website) about how the bass, not the electric guitar, was the real driving force behind rock-soul and much of the music us Spectropoppers enjoy. Oddly enough in 1968 Fender began to reissue its previous designs. The Telebass was very similar to the original P-Bass. I think the name change was so people wouldn't confuse it with the P-Bass that most people were familiar with at that point. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 15:17:38 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Dave Clark? Bill George: > Well, I could always be wrong, but I'm pretty sure they kept > calling him Dave, and he hadn't been on the road in ages, > and he talked about drumming and singing. I wish I knew what > station I'd heard it on so I could check. >>>>>hmmm.....that DOES sound like Dave, but he insisted a few years ago that he didnt want to be a "60 year washed up Rock Star playing the old songs". If you find it, please post!! mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 15:18:22 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Beach Movie search Justin, I've seen "Beach Ball" on VHS. I don't think it's on DVD tho'. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 15:21:16 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Spectropop Party in NYC Can someone post the info for the Party Friday? I may have deleted the email. It's getting close. By the way, I will be in full 60s dress. When in Rome.... Mikey ============================================================= ADMIN NOTE: Everything you need to know about the upcoming NYC Shindig can be found at: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 15:35:56 -0400 From: Mike Edwards Subject: 4 Seasons at the beach Justin asks: > Was "Beach Ball" ever released on VHS, or more recently on > DVD. If so, I would appreciate any suggestions for internet > sites, (other than the aforementioned ones) where I could > obtain a copy? I don't think so but you can get a copy from Video Beat at: If you take a look through their catalog you may find some other titles of interest. "Psych Out" starring Jack Nicholson and Susan Strasberg has just been issued on DVD as part of a double bill with "The Trip". "Psych Out" is a fun period piece about the late 60s' hippie culture in San Francisco. Dick Clark produced it and the Seeds and the Strawberry Alarm Clock (long overdue for a write-up in Spectropop) provided some of the music. is pricing this at $12.99 Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 15:49:07 EDT From: Paul Subject: Re: Bob Dileo etc Love the Bob Dileo track Jeff, thanks a lot for posting it. As good as the A-side. Cheers, Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 20:10:25 +0100 From: Keith Beach Subject: Spector coverage I haven't noticed mention of 2 magazine articles about Phil Spector here - just flagging them for your consideration. June issue of Vanity Fair and July issue of Esquire. Keith Beach PS Have a good time in New York -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 20:03:47 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re: Dave Clark? Mikey wrote: > >>>>>hmmm.....that DOES sound like Dave, but he insisted a > few years ago that he didnt want to be a "60 year washed up > Rock Star playing the old songs". More to the point, when's he gonna do something about releasing some more of the "Ready Steady Go!" footage he's been sitting on for years?! Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 20:33:47 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Re: London Must put in my two'penneth on London - As it always did it depends on exactly where. There were difficult and depressing bits way back and now - as with any city. To compare the West End where I spent a huge amount of time in the sixties (Marquee, 100 Club, Flamingo, Scene, Tiles and some great record shops), to the West End of today I believe the vibe is still much the same. Its a good friendly buzz, especially round Soho. Denmark Street (Tin Pan Alley) always had a slightly seedy dark side - still does - I'm going there tomorrow - sort of proves it I guess!! Kingsley Londoner born and bred for my first 40 years PS still some pretty good record places in Berwick Street. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 18:48:40 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Robbs Again BTW, I was just getting lost in Whitburn's 6Ts Billboard charts a while ago, and "Race With The Wind", most likely due to all the regional airplay, bubbled under at #103 the last week of July, 1966. (Not '67 as I had guessed). Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 02:08:06 -0000 From: Bill Craig Subject: Phil TV Did anyone catch (or already mention) the episode of I Dream Of Jeannie shown on TV Land this past weekend featuring Uncle Phil and Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart? Was this Phil's pre-Easy Rider acting debut or what? Bill Craig -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 00:06:17 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Lost 60's, Brian Vs. Frankie; George Hamilton IV; "Bad Boy"; party Mike Edwards: > there's "Lost 60s Recordings" featuring Rick Nelson and Glen Campbell for > $13.43 That was the used one; I bought a still-sealed for $13.76. It just arrived - one listen through says while it isn't essential, it is a lot of fun. If you like the Four Preps, as I do, this is just as "white." Several songs were hits for others - "Everlovin'" for Rick Nelson and "I'm Available" for Margie Rayburn are two examples. A more complete review is to come.... Stuart Miller: > This debate about Brian Wilson and New Jersey has to be one of the > funniest threads I've seen on this board I agree. There's no WW III over Brian and Frankie - each simply IS, that's it. I have always heartily endorsed local scenes wherever they are - it's where acts get a chance to grow and season (no pun intended) before going for the bigtime. > Whilst the 4 Seasons did gig out west, California could hardly be called > their stronghold either and they would sometimes go for years without > getting out there. Even now, when I scan the list of gigs that Valli is > doing currently, Vegas is the closest he gets. Vegas is the heart of middle America, even if it is in the western desert. Playing Las Vegas has nothing to do with geography. Steve Harvey: > Wasn't the Rod Stewart record, "I Don't Want To Talk About It", not > "Discuss It". I have ugly memories of Rod the Mod doing a song called "(You're My Girl) I Don't Want to Discuss It," probably cut with the Faces. Is that the one we're trying to get to? I remember it being loud, noisy, and as sloppy as the morning after a fraternity party. Stewart Mason, thanks for the Arthur Lee update. Hopefully there'll be a "next time" I can catch them. Mike Rashkow: > Sanford Clark...One of the first country things that ever caught my > attention, Sanford Clark's THE FOOL. Same time period as A Rose & A Baby > Ruth, George Hamilton IV, I think. Clark's "The Fool" was released on MCI in 1955, and re-released on Dot in '56. I think GHIV's "Rose And A Baby Ruth," a minor masterpiece IMO, was about the same time. I loved that light open "teenage rockabilly" sound! I've been collecting GHIV's ABC output a bit more intensely lately, including the gorgeous "Only One Love," "Why Don't They Understand," and "I Know Where I'm Going," all hits at the time - and just found an album called "George Hamilton IV on Campus." No hits, just incredibly sincere and earnest, totally irony-deficient, and yet lovable in and for its naiveté. He kept a lot of his freshness during his "folk country" era on RCA, but last I heard of him (samples of a new CD on his website) his voice was gone. Sad. You may remember John Henderson posted here that Sanford Clark played with Al Casey at the big Wisconsin rockabilly fest last year. Glad he's still cookin'. Incidentally, the late Tony Conigliaro, Boston Red Sox star player, did a credible version of "Why Don't They Understand" on RCA in the 60's (I forget the exact year). Logically enough, it was a hit in Boston. Alan Karr: > few [UK] discs (Marty Wilde's Bad Boy, Frankie Vaughan's Judy) did much > business here. Fascinating history, Alan - thank you. Did Marty Wilde have the US hit of "Bad Boy"? I thought Robin Luke (who did "Susie Darlin'") had the hit version. I remember Frankie Vaughn's "Judy" - very nice minor-key orchestral-pop rocker. UK artists in the 50's were more of a novelty item for US listeners. One curiosity: did Laurie London ever do anything after and/or different from "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands"? He disappeared stateside after that one. Finally, Bill George, re: the Spectrop NYC party: > How about Back To Mono buttons with our screen names written on them? I could bring a couple of sheets of Avery mailing labels and a Sharpie felt-tip pen; we can write our names and stick 'em under or near the Back to Mono buttons. Does that work for folks? (Write neatly, please!) And Bill, I agree - I visited London about a dozen years ago and could happily live there for a while. Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 00:11:20 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Re: Bartok Lanski I forget who came up with this, but go here now, scroll to almost the bottom, and listen to Bartok Lanski. I have no idea who they are or were, but it works! Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 22:15:17 -0700 (PDT) From: Neb Rodgers Subject: Fwd: Sly Is No Show in Family Stone Reunion Why am I not surprised to read the story below? -Neb Sly Is No Show in Family Stone Reunion Wed Jun 11,12:33 PM ET Add Entertainment - Reuters to My Yahoo! By Paul Iorio BERKELEY, Calif. (Reuters) - The Family Stone, the California band that paved the way for modern funk, is back in the recording studio for the first time in 32 years. But missing is Sly Stone -- the heart and soul of a band that blended race, gender, music and politics in a glorious evocation of Sixties idealism. "I'll put it like this," drummer Greg Errico told Reuters in an interview. "The B3 (Hammond organ) is on and running and idling, and the seat's warm, and whenever he (Sly) wants to come sit in it, he's more than welcome. "But he's been a recluse for the last 20 years or so ... I don't understand it. Your guess is as good as mine," Errico said. Sly Stone, 59, the innovative producer, singer, songwriter and keyboard player behind Sly and the Family Stone has not recorded an album since 1982. Drug-related legal and medical problems have haunted him over the decades and he declined comment for this story. Hailing mostly from the small northern California town of Vallejo, Sly and the Family Stone smashed cultural stereotypes with its black rock guitarist, white funk drummer, female horn player and blend of soul, rock and R&B in hits like "Dance to the Music." The band played at the 1968 Fillmore East concert, the 1969 Woodstock festival, and it was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. SEEDS OF REUNION The seeds of reunion were planted 18 months ago after the Family Stone gathered in New York to accept an R&B Foundation Pioneer Award. "Everybody was there but Sly," said Errico. "We (wondered), 'Are we going to...put the group back together?' Everybody decided to do it. We waited for (guitarist) Larry (Graham) for about three or four months. After saying, yeah, he wanted to do it, he never responded." Undaunted by the absence not only of Sly but also of his cousin Graham on bass guitar, five of the original members of Sly and the Family Stone have been in the studio recording some 16 new songs. The new tracks are being written and sung mostly by Sly's brother Freddie Stone and sister Rosie Stone, and the album is being produced by Freddie Stone and Errico. The band does not yet have a recording contract. The reunited group also includes Jerry Martini on saxophone and Cynthia Robinson on horn, all of whom backed Sly from 1967 to 1971 on such classics as "Everyday People" and "Stand!" Graham who went on to found the band Graham Central Station and has collaborated with Prince is replaced by Rusty Allen, who played on Sly and the Family Stone's 1973 album "Fresh." Recalling the old days, Robinson said the group's songs always originated with Sly, who would write the material before coming into the studio. "He and Freddie used to work together ... at home, creating the songs," Robinson told Reuters in a telephone interview. Then he would give everyone their parts by playing riffs on his keyboards. She recalled Sly's striving for musical clarity in the, session that produced the 1970 single "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)." "He made sure stuff wasn't cluttered, that good lines weren't covered up by other good lines," Robinson said. For now, the Family Stone plans no live shows until after the new album is finished although several members -- Errico, Martini, Robinson and Rosie Stone -- are performing with others in the San Francisco Bay area in a funk jam group called the Funk Family Circus (formerly the Stone Family Circus). "If you think about it," says Errico, "that's a hard legacy to live up to, what we've done in the past." Or as Robinson put it, alluding to the title of the band's 1967 debut album, "This is a whole new thing again." ======= -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 09:51:36 +0200 From: Eddy Subject: Re: Four Seasons/Beach Boys/Robbs Larry Lapka: > With all the talk about the Four Seasons vs. the Beach Boys, could > someone tell me if "East Meets West" is available on CD? If not, > maybe someone could play it to Musica? It's not on CD, but it is on Musica right now, Larry. Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 09:36:01 -0000 From: Lindsay Martin Subject: Re: Bartok Lanski!!! Country Paul wrote: > go here > Yes! That's the page I was talking about in my original post. I've had the song on my brain for the last 3 days. Talk about catchy! Odd thing is, part of the melody (whaddaya call that: chorus? bridge?) is maddenly similar to part of Françoise Hardy's "Only You Can Do It". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 11:47:35 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: Archies videos on Ron Dante Online Hi, fellow Spectropoppers. Just a quick note to let you know that there are two vintage (of course!) Archies videos on Ron Dante Online ... "Mr. Factory" and "Sunshine." And Ron's webmaster promises that there will be new videos put up on the homepage every week this summer. Just go to to check it out. Also, Ron's new duet with Toni "I'm gonna make your life so sweet" Wine is up on the site as well ... just click on the link to listen to their cool version of "Summer in the City." Enjoy! Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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