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Spectropop - Digest Number 918

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 21 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Miss Toni Fisher "Big Hurt" LP
           From: Harkit Records 
      2. The Pips sans Gladys?
           From: Dan Hughes 
      3. Re: Jackie on Rhino
           From: Artie Wayne 
      4. Spectropop NY party
           From: Sheila B 
      5. Re: Midnight Mary
           From: Artie Wayne 
      6. Re: Reparata
           From: Mikey 
      7. Re: Midnight Mary
           From: Mikey 
      8. Re:  The Pips sans Gladys?
           From: Simon White 
      9. Ray Dahrouge
           From: Simon White 
     10. Re: Whatnauts
           From: Mike Rashkow 
     11. Re: The Pips sans Gladys?
           From: Tom Taber 
     12. Re: Archies videos on Ron Dante Online
           From: Laura Pinto 
     13. Re: Mikey's pomp
           From: Amber 
     14. Re: The Pips sans Gladys?
           From: Ali ?
     15. Re: Party
           From: Mikey 
     16. Re: Reparata
           From: Tony Leong 
     17. Party info; "Lost 60's"; "Tenement"; Robert DiLeo mp3s
           From: Country Paul 
     18. Re: Reparata
           From: Ray 
     19. Re: Spectropop NY party
           From: Peter Lerner 
     20. Re: First Post
           From: Steve Harvey 
     21. Jack Nitzsche At Update
           From: Martin Roberts 


Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 08:05:53 -0000
   From: Harkit Records 
Subject: Miss Toni Fisher "Big Hurt" LP

Hello.  I am MD at Harkit Records.  We are interested in reissuing 
the "Big Hurt" Lp by Toni Fisher.  Does anyone know who owns the copyright 
of the original Signet recordings.  I do have a copy of this album in near 
mint condition with an interesting paste-on note for DJs about it 
being stereo.  Thanks!

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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 07:02:15 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: The Pips sans Gladys? The talk of a Slyless Family Stone reunion pulled forth a dim memory.... Musta' been in the 70's, some national TV show....featuring thePips as guest stars. The curtain opened, and there were the Pips--with a mike up front but no Gladys Knight (or anybody else) standing there. The Pips proceeded to do a Gladys Knight and the Pips song, with no lead vocal. Just the Pips singing "doo-wah-wah-wah" at the appropriate places. Truly bizarre, and hilarious. Does anybody else remember this? What program was it, and why was Gladys not there, and why did they pick a song that demanded a strong lead vocal when there WAS no lead vocal at all? Thanks, ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 05:10:49 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Jackie on Rhino Bill........How ya' doin'? I'm really happy that Rhino released Jackie DeShannon's 1972 is one of her best! I gave her Van Morrison's "I wanna' roo you" and put her together with him to co-write. I'm glad their three songs were finally released. regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 08:40:03 -0400 From: Sheila B Subject: Spectropop NY party Hi everyone: For all those members who will be attending the NY party, please email me your full name (if you haven't already). Spectropop members will get a $1 discount, and will be handed "Back To Mono" pins at the door. Also, since this will most likely be a packed house, those on the list will also be guaranteed entrance. Email me: See you at the party! Sheila p.s. Please tell the girls at the door that you are on the "Spectropop party list." More info here: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 05:43:19 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Midnight Mary Clark........How ya' doin? I think the story was I remember it describes the recording process in 1967 pretty well. For the record "Midnight Mary", released in 1963, was my first hit [in the U.S.] as a writer.......after 53 flops!!! I got tired of people recording my songs and not being a I decided to start producing myself. When I made the top ten I thought I had found the formula!!! By the way, I'm still waiting for my second top ten hit as a producer. regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 08:54:48 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Reparata Ray: > As a teenager, growing up in Brooklyn, NY. I had the privledge of > becoming lifelong friends with Reparata (of Reparata and the Delrons). > Her recording of "I'm Nobody's Baby Now" is, of course, my favorite of > all the Spector sounding records that Phil Spector did not produce. I > also had the privledge to be present in the RCA studios when she > recorded that song, and remember every detail that took place during > that fantastic amazing session. Hi Ray. Mikey here from Brooklyn, your old town!! That's awesome that you were at the session for "Nobody's Baby Now". By any chance, did you take any pictures? Which studio was it recorded at? The 24th street studio? (It became Baruch College, and I worked in the room where Elvis recorded "Hound Dog") or, the uptown studio? Nice to have you here. Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 09:04:56 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Midnight Mary For the amazing Artie Wayne: Do you remember a place in NYC on 48th street called "Sanders Recording Studios"?? If so, what can you tell me about it? Thanks!! Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 14:41:39 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: The Pips sans Gladys? Dan Hughes wrote: > The talk of a Slyless Family Stone reunion pulled forth a dim memory.... > Musta' been in the 70's, some national TV show....featuring thePips as > guest stars. The curtain opened, and there were the Pips--with a mike > up front but no Gladys Knight (or anybody else) standing there. Not saying this is the answer, but The Pips did record solo around '78 and I seem to remember there was a little problem around this time. I once saw Harold Melvin and The Blue NOTE in London. The rest of the group had gone back to the States for various reasons (apparently) and so Harold and his then current lead man - it could have been David Ebo - went through the whole routine, just the two of them, with Harold, ever professional, doing all the dance moves alone. It was, "a moment". But is of course nothing on the groups that toured the U.K. in the sixties billed as goups they weren't - sometimes not finding out until they arrived at the venue! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 14:45:50 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Ray Dahrouge I wonder if any Spectropoppers can point me in the direction of information on Ray Dahrouge? I know he wrote stuff, was in the doo wop group "Ray and The Darchaes" and had a solo disco hit but I feel there is stuff being missed. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 10:04:23 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Whatnauts DJJimmyBee writes: > I was playing the 45 "Please Make the Love Go Away" by The WhatNauts (Stang > >5014) the other day, a song you co-wrote with Ellie. Any stories to share > >here? In a deep soul vein, the song is so far from the poppy/hooky sound I > >associate with both of you that I'm curious how it came about. I wrote that song myself. Check the lyrics carefully, it will support my assertion. Our partnership (correctly so) was such that we split all the work 50/50. I believe Ellie is also credited on "Dustry Roads", a jingle I wrote for Coke. I do not believe I got 50% of anything she wrote by herself. She didn't finish things by herself, but I did get 50% of things for which she made a greater contribution than I did - so it all works our fair. That was relatively early in our working together she was still signed to U.A. as a writer, I was out of my deal with ABC so the publishing got split between Unart and Pineywood. > Not how it came about, but how it was recorded. Anyone ever notice that 45s > on Stang sound like they were recorded in a bathroom? Great tunes, but > sheeesh, the studio time must've been dirt cheap. Anyone know the Stang > Story? I was working as a mixer at Broadway Recording during that period. There was a fellow that was a writer and producer that was doing demos and hanging out and rehearsing things there--I'm not sure if it was George Kerr their producer but he was pretty heavy set, played piano, arranged and sang pretty well himself. He was spending a lot of time at Broadway Recording and I think he was there when we did the demo on the song. He liked it right away and took it for The Whatnauts. I had never heard of them before and I think it was among the first things they did. The demo singer was the amazing Jimmy Radcliffe who died young. Believe me, his vocal was far superior to what is on the record. I thought the Whatnauts version was a little over dramatic. I have the original demo somewhere and if I ever become computer competent I'll play it up to Musica. As far as the muddy sound, my guess is that it was recorded at the Englewood NJ studio owned by Sylvia Robinson (Mickey and Sylvia) and they were still getting it together over there. I was there once or twice--kind of a funky thrown together place though they seemed to have money for the equipment. It was a cheap room because it was a pain to get there from Manhattan. I think it was essentially used for the Stang/All Platinum, et al stuff at that time. Later on I seem too remember that some better stuff came out of there. Going back to Broadway Recording, I think I've mentioned before that two classics came out of that room--Smokey Places and Sally Go Round--plus lots of great Latin stuff. Mucho Tito Puente and Charlie Palmieri, etc. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 07:30:31 -0700 (PDT) From: Tom Taber Subject: Re: The Pips sans Gladys? My memory says it was Richard Pryor special or limited run series - might have been based on "not being able to afford the whole group." I never hear "Midnight Train" without thinking of it. Sorry I can't make the party (was last in NYC in 1970, though it's only 400 miles away.) I have to do a book signing that night. Yes, writing that last sentence was good for my ego! Tom Taber -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 14:48:15 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: Re: Archies videos on Ron Dante Online Clark Besch wrote: > I have a cool old video of "Sugar Sugar" that is kinda ironic. Ron > Dante basically unknown as lead singer of the Archies, yet this video > is of 4 real life characters doing the song as the Archies. The > ironic part is that Ron dante is performing as all 4 members in real > life trick photography! Pretty funny idea! Hi Clark, What memories! The first time I ever saw Ron on TV was in September of 1971 when he appeared on the Larry Kane Show out of Houston. The show had been filmed on his birthday two weeks previously and Ron was surprised with a cake and an audiotape of several of his friends who'd called to wish him a happy (including Jeff Barry, who sang him Happy Birthday). During the program, the "Sugar, Sugar" video to which you refer was shown. Ron is shown singing (lip-synching) and then the action cuts to three Rons via a split-screen effect, showing him playing the guitar, drums, and tambourine respectively. That was the last time I saw Ron on television until just a couple years ago when he appeared on the "Chapel of Love: Jeff Barry and Friends" PBS special. The "Sugar, Sugar" video pops up on VH1 every now and then I believe, plus he has it on his site, at least he did last time I checked. When you can, please check out my site, Laura's Ron Dante Fan Pages. It complements Ron's site nicely; he has mostly audio and video, and I have mostly photos, links, and Ron's concert itinerary. I update it frequently. As a postscript, I must observe that I audiotaped Ron's appearance on Larry Kane, but I played the tape so much I finally wore it out. I wish I'd thought to make a duplicate. I'd love to hear it again. I also wish they'd had VCR's back then! Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 17:46:23 +0100 From: Amber Subject: Re: Mikey's pomp Moi: > How will we recognize each other? Mikey: > SweetBabyPie.... I'll be in the Shiny Blue 1960s suit with the > crosstie and the "Fabian" pompadour.... Shouldn't be too hard.... Gotcha! But be warned - No Grinding! AvT xxx -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 11:21:47 EDT From: Ali ? Subject: Re: The Pips sans Gladys? Dan Hughes writes: > Does anybody else remember this? Yes! I think it was a Richard Pryor comedy special... I know it was a hoot! Ali -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 10:23:46 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Party Duhhh.....Just kidding, folks. Looking foward to "Its My Party", tho. Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 05:37:22 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Re: Reparata Hi, since you were at that Reparata session, do you have any idea who the backing singers were on that recording? From my understanding, there was a long time between Carol and Shelia being dropped and Nanette and Lorraine becoming official "Delrons" Tony Leong -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 01:07:02 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Party info; "Lost 60's"; "Tenement"; Robert DiLeo mp3s Lots of excitement building for Friday's party - as Hank Ballard sang, "People comin' from miles around / just to see what's goin' down." For our friend Mikey: SHINDIG! Friday June 20th 2003 @ The Slipper Room 167 Orchard Street (corner of Stanton Street) Downtown, NYC 212.253.7246 - info on the club: from 8 PM to 3 AM; $8 cover / 21 and over, please DJ's include: Mick Patrick (Here Come The Girls) Sheila B. (Cha Cha Charming) DJ Jimmy Botticelli Country Paul plus more! LIVE PERFORMANCES by New York's sensational girl group, "IT'S MY PARTY!" and Elisabeth. More stuff and special guests are possible. See the invitation with neato graphics at Now here's Martin Roberts with the "prequel": > I would like to invite any Yanks in the vicinity of New York to a > pre-Shindig get together on Wednesday the 18th. A few of us from the UK and > US are meeting in the lobby of the Off Soho Suites Hotel, 11 Rivington St > (two blocks South of Houston and Second Avenue) at approximately 8pm, before > moving on to sample some local pizza. From what I can gather LOTS will be > going on at the Shindig and it would be great to meet some S'pop friends > beforehand. I'll be there! (We may need to find a LARGE pizzeria!) I must again mention "The Lost 60's Recordings" (Varese Vintage) of Rick Nelson, Jerry Fuller, Glen Campbell and Dave Burgess. I find my enjoyment level increases with every play. From the liner notes, Jerry Fuller says: "At times, we wanted to be doo-wop. At times we wanted to be Buddy Holly & The Crickets, and at times we wanted to be the Coasters." Some highlights: The first two tracks by The Trophies (all four names on the cover), "Desire" (great doo-wop with Glen Campbell doing a remarkable lead vocal) and "Doggone It" (probably inspired by the Coasters, with an "is it really him?" bass vocal by Rick Nelson; it would make for a cool NRBQ song). "Everlovin'" by Dave Burgess and "A Wonder Like You" by Jerry Fuller were later a two-sided hit for Rick Nelson; the arrangement here of "Everlovin'" nods to Holly. Burgess' 1957 single, "I'm Available," was subsequently a hit for Margie Rayburn. "Felicia" by the Trophies is a credible Marty Robbins "El Paso"-styled song with the arrangement that would be later used on Nelson's "Fools Rush In." And it's already been noted that a from-the-master dub of Glen Campbell's "Turn Around, Look At Me" closes the CD. To me, much of the music is well worth repeated listening; the fact that it has "hidden" star power makes it even more interesting. Stuffed Animal: > "Caravan Of Lonely Men"....Released on Agon Records #1011, the flipside is > "In My Tenement," an Artie Resnick song recorded by Clyde McPhatter on his > excellent 1964 SONGS OF THE BIG CITY album. A very fine version of "...Tenement" came out on Sue Records by Jackie McShane, and got airplay and some sales at least in New York. Jeffrey Glenn: > As for any of the Dileo/Giant Jellybean Copout stuff being issued in > stereo, I don't think we'll be seeing that anytime soon.:-( I'd be happy > with an issue of the stuff from an actual master tape! Dubs from vinyl are available at, posted by Mr. DiLeo himself. "Awake In A Dream" is a true treat for this Beach Boys fan. I also recommend "Calendar of Love" by the Team Mates, his '50's group - beautiful vocal harmonies! Steve Harvey: > Did Lou drop the "d" from his name after the rest of the Velvets asked him > to turn down his amp? Can I sell you on the concept of a "Freudian typo"? :-) And I strongly second your comments on localized radio and how bad almost all radio formats have turned to predigested mush in the US. Six days and counting, Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 03:48:27 -0000 From: Ray Subject: Re: Reparata Hi Mikey Thanks for the reply. Nice to hear from someone from my old home town. What a great idea that would have been to take pictures during Reparata's sessions but, at that time, I never gave it a thought. And, I honestly don't remember exactly where the studio was located. She recorded at so many different studios that the locations have become meshed in my brain. I think it was uptown, but I could be wrong. I only know that it was a studio dedicated specifically for RCA artists. I do remember that Harry Belfonte was recording in the room next door, and when he was finished, he came in to watch the Reparata session. He was surprisingly very friendly and seemed to like what he was hearing. I also remember that four songs were recorded during that session...Nobody's Baby...I can hear the Rain....Always Waiting...and...My Hero. The backup group included the Delrons (Lorraine and Nanette) and Melba Moore, and another singer whom I didn't know. What amazed me most were these two background (hired) studio singers (Melba and the other girl) who came to the session to augment the Delrons voices. As an ignorant spectator, I was literally astonished at their ability to just look at the sheet music for the first time, and then provide all the oohs and aahs, in perfect pitch, in all the right places. It's a little strange what you remember. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 21:46:02 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: Spectropop NY party Dear 'Poppers If you're counting apologies for absence, please accept ours! Karen and I are not averse to popping over to New York, but sadly this time we can't make it, and are very jealous of those of you who can. Have a great time everyone, and someone please play a Jackie DeShannon record for me! Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 10:00:32 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: First Post Hey Ray, Welcome to the group. I lived in Wilmington from 10 on and now live up the road in Aston. Always thought of Wilmington as the city that never wakes up! It used to be a happening place from the 30s-50s. First read about Phil Spector via the Concord Pike library (Out Of His Head). Got to meet Darlene Love a couple of years back as well as Jerry Yester. Even have a few white label dj Philles records that used to belong to Hy Lit. Let me guess, you transferred to Dupieville for your job? That's the way many newcomers make it there. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 20:31:06 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche At Update Jack Nitzsche, Terry Melcher, Darlene Love, the Blossoms, Barry of the Tamerlanes - these are just some of the names featured on Record of the Week, Eddie Hodges' "Seein' Is Believin'". Next week the choice is between Jack's first string arrangement for Kari Lynn or his first production for Judy Henske, released as by Judy Hart. Exciting stuff! "Drum Demo #4", sub-titled "Jack Nitzsche Speaks!", is now playing On The Radio: Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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