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Spectropop - Digest Number 923



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There are 17 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Roy-like songs
           From: David Coyle 
      2. Re: Roy-like
           From: Artie Wayne 
      3. Maxine Brown & the Small Faces
           From: David Bell 
      4. Gene Pitney does Roy Orbison
           From: Nick Archer 
      5. Girl group question
           From: Ed 
      6. Re. Girl group question
           From: Ian Chapman  
      7. Re: Girl group question
           From: Ian Chapman 
      8. Re: Roy-like
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
      9. Re: Roy-like
           From: Bill Craig 
     10. Re: Roy Orbison project
           From: Peter McDonnell 
     11. Re: The Other Two
           From: Bill George 
     12. Re: Roy-like
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     13. Re: The Big O
           From: Bill George 
     14. Three Candidates for Roy Like Status
           From: Clark Davis 
     15. Re: Lead Singer of The Butterflys?
           From: Tony Leong 
     16. RE: Lisa Hartman
           From: Brad Burg 
     17. The Liquid Room 6/15/03
           From: David Ponak 


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Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 07:16:11 -0700 (PDT)
   From: David Coyle 
Subject: Re: Roy-like songs

There's a previously unreleased song by the Wailers
('60s Pac NW group) called "Why Did It Happen To Me?"
on the Norton CD "Livewire!," which is a fairly
typical ballad with very Orbison-esque vocals. In
fact, the singer (Kent Morrill?) went on years after
the breakup of the Wailers to do an Orbison tribute
act.

David



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Message: 2 Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 11:03:59 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Re: Roy-like Phil..... How ya' doin'? A few "Roy-Like" songs you might check out... "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" by Tommy Hunt [on Wand or Scepter records ]..... "The Loneliest Man in the World" by Dion [which was the b-side of his first Columbia release ]... and "Night [Here Comes the Night]" by Jackie Wilson on Brunswick. Regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 16:03:21 EDT From: David Bell Subject: Maxine Brown & the Small Faces Wendy Flynn asked: > 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? Oh Wendy, What a great shame that you missed the Turns at Cleethorpes - what with your bad feet and all. Maxine was fabulous and lived up to everyone's expectations and then some. She looked absolutely great and I don't understand how she looks so fabulous still at her age. But fabulous she is. The performance was out of this world and her voice remains strong and tuneful. Every song you would expect at a Northern soul venue was sung and my favourite track on the night remains "We'll Cry Together" from her days at Commonwealth United. If I'd known about your feet, then I'd have helped carry you to the bar and bought you several drinks to dull the pain. Best wishes, David. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 20:27:31 -0000 From: Nick Archer Subject: Gene Pitney does Roy Orbison I've played "It's Over"/"It's Over" medley from Gene Pitney to musica. This was an Epic single from 1977. I don't know if it was ever on album. Nick Archer Nashville, TN Check out Nashville's classic SM95 on the web at http://www.live365.com/stations/nikarcher -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 20:40:39 -0000 From: Ed Subject: Girl group question Hi: I'm a long-time collector of 60s music and also a musician who makes 60s-influenced music, but I am new to the group. I joined in the hope that this is where I can find the answer to a question that's been bugging me for years: Around 1968, a girl group had a minor hit with a song that had the chorus, "Just for once in your life if you can be a man." I forgot all about the song until I heard it once in 1978, and haven't heard it since. Does anyone know the song and who did it? If the chorus doesn't do it, this probably won't either, but the bridge went, "Can you do it? Can you break her ha-ha-heart? Are you strong enough?" I thank anyone who can help with this. I've been looking for this song for many years. Ed -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 01:23:23 +0100 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re. Girl group question Ed wrote: > I joined in the hope that this is where I can find the > answer to a question that's been bugging me for years: > Around 1968, a girl group had a minor hit with a song that > had the chorus, "Just for once in your life if you can be > a man." I forgot all about the song until I heard it once > in 1978, and haven't heard it since. Does anyone know the > song and who did it? Welcome to the group Ed, The song you're looking for is entitled "Walk Tall Like A Man", and there are several versions of it, all from 1966. Christy Allen's version on Diamond, an erstwhile northern soul dancefloor hit in the UK, is my favourite. Capitol chanteuse Verdelle Smith cut another fine version, as did US girl duo the Two of Clubs on Fraternity. There was also a UK version by the New Faces on Pye (Dot in the US), who shortened the title to "Like A Man". Anyone know any other versions? Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 00:32:14 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re: Girl group question Ed wrote: > I joined in the hope that this is where I can find the > answer to a question that's been bugging me for years: > Around 1968, a girl group had a minor hit with a song > that had the chorus, "Just for once in your life if you > can be a man." I forgot all about the song until I heard > it once in 1978, and haven't heard it since. Does anyone > know the song and who did it? Welcome to the group Ed, The song you're looking for is entitled "Walk Tall Like A Man", and there are several versions of it, all from 1966, although there's some variation on the actual title. Christy Allen's version on Diamond, an erstwhile northern soul dancefloor hit in the UK, is my favourite. US girl duo the Two of Clubs also did it on Fraternity and Capitol chanteuse Verdelle Smith cut another fine version, simply titled "Walk Tall". There was also a UK version by the New Faces on Pye (Dot in the US), under the title "Like A Man". Anyone know any other versions? Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 00:38:17 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Re: Roy-like Gene Pitney's "I'm Gonna Be Strong" is very Roy-influenced in the way it builds up to an (anti?)climax. Awesome song. Also check ELO's "Endless Lies" from the 1986 "Balance Of Power" album; Jeff Lynne does a decent imitation of Roy's vocal style. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 00:26:06 -0000 From: Bill Craig Subject: Re: Roy-like Phil, Just thought of another by a mid-'80s band, Cock Robin. The song is called "When Your Heart Is Weak". It's an obvious homage to R.O. Bill Craig -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 18:29:59 -0700 From: Peter McDonnell Subject: Re: Roy Orbison project Now that I think about it, it seems to me that "Stand By Your Man" has a Roy orbison type of a feel. Tammy really opens it up at the very end of the song, a la "Running Scared". Somebody mentioned a Dwight Yoakam song. One he did that I liked in a Orbison type vein was "I Ain't That Lonely Yet" which was somewhat more orchestrated but didn't quite reach the range vocally. friscopedro -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 22:56:28 EDT From: Bill George Subject: Re: The Other Two Does anyone have a copy of The Other Ones' Breakdown Baby, or can at least tell us what was controversial about the lyrics? - Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 23:00:38 -0400 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Roy-like A couple that come to mind off the top of my head: STEPHEN MONAHAN - Handsome Guy (Vee Jay) DENNY PROVISOR - Walk On With Him (20th Century Fox) Jeff Lemlich http://www.limestonerecords.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 23:00:03 EDT From: Bill George Subject: Re: The Big O Phil, Are you looking for 60s recordings only, or contemporary ones as well? I'd suggest most songs by Chris Isaak if you're including recent stuff. He's Roy's heir apparent. -Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 04:51:00 -0000 From: Clark Davis Subject: Three Candidates for Roy Like Status l. Chip Taylor Here I am Warner Brothers 2. Barbara Don Gant Colpix 3. No One Really Cares Joe Melson Hickory 4. Sigma Alpha Lonely George McCannon III Mercury anyone know of these records? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 07:41:45 -0000 From: Tony Leong Subject: Re: Lead Singer of The Butterflys? Stuffed Animal wrote: > Listening over and over to my copies of The Butterflys' > "Goodnight, Baby" and "I Wonder," the lead singer on these > records sounds to my ears like a very husky Sylvia Peterson. > Sure enough, one of the girls in the Butterflys' publicity > photo resembles Sylvia! Now, I'm not saying that I believe > it's her....but could it be? Or did The Chiffons' Sylvia > have a sister who sang? Stuff: Hi, Sylvia Peterson of the Chiffons has a sister named Joyce that sang with the Hearts, and she is not any of the girls pictured in that one Butterflys photo that exists. As a matter of fact, you can see Joyce in the clip from the Shindig show featuring the Chiffons (she replaced Pat for the tour). As for the Butterflys, Mary Thomas (ex-Crystal) is easy to identify. Interestingly enough, I found out that Merna Gerard (the first Crystal to leave and was replaced by LaLa Brooks) was one of the Butterflys, but I have no idea which one she is in the photo. Tony Leong -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 04:25:49 -0400 From: Brad Burg Subject: RE: Lisa Hartman I wrote: > I was a songwriter friend of Dene at the time-and became > the 3rd co-writer on the album, which can be listened to > online (http://www.lisahartman-black.com/lisahartman.html)-- Bill George: > Thanks for the great link, Brad! Now when is Lisa going to > record a new album!? Thanks for the compliment! And wish I knew the answer to your question, Bill. I was always puzzled that even after becoming a TV star, Lisa didn't go on to do much music; she has quite a voice. And then, after marrying Clint Black, she still didn't record, until they had that duet hit. In fact, since they're known for duets now, and one of the songs on her first album became a country hit in a duet cover version (Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius), I recently wrote to Lisa and suggested that she and Clint might record a duet version of that song -- maybe even combined with parts of her original version (sort of a variation on the "Unforgettable" approach). That would make sense, in view of the lyric, too (See "Saying Hello, Saying I Love You, Saying Goodbye" at that URL). But I haven't heard back yet.... Again, happy to hear that you liked the link. Thanks! (P.S. Nice website you have there, for JDSAS.) Regards, Brad Burg -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 16:04:16 -0700 From: David Ponak Subject: The Liquid Room 6/15/03 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 http://kpfk.org The Liquid Room 6/15/03 1.The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Cymbals/Love Thing Love You (JVC Victor-Japan) 3.Gilberto Gil/Volks, Volkswagon Blue 1969 (Mercury-Japan) 4.The Blondes/California Sunshine Swedish Heat (Teenacide) 5.Figurine/Impossible Par Avion: Global Indie Clubpop (Eenie Meenie) 6.Elis Regina w/Tom Jobim/Aguas De Marco Cafe Apres-Midi (Universal-Japan) 7.Capsule/Candy Cutie Cutie Cinema Replay (Contemode-Japan) 8.Blur/Gene By Gene Think Tank (Virgin) Tony Lasley live in the Liquid Room: 9.If You Don't Know 10.Bum Bum 11.Away 12.Bless You 13.To Think Of You 14.In My Boots 15.Tony Lasley/Somebody Loves You Beat Nova (Supernova) 16.Pico/Akai Sabaku E Ikanai Ka ABC-Pico First (Kitty-Japan) 17.Sonia Rosa/Mas Nao Da A Bossa Rosa De Sonia (Warner Music-Brazil) 18.Broadcast/Still Feels Like Tears Pendulum (Warp) 19.Galactica/Electronica Par Avion: Global Indie Clubpop (Eenie Meenie) 20.Benjamin Biolay/Bain De Sang Negatif (Virgin-France) 21.Tom Tom Club/Loralei Tom Tom Club (Sire) 22.Seksu Roba/LA Freeway Pleasure Vibrations (Eenie Meenie) 23.New Order/Vanishing Point Technique (Qwest) 24.Candypants/Mandalay Candypants (Sympathy For The Record Industry) 25.Kenny Rankin/Penny Lane Peaceful: The Best Of Kenny Rankin (Rhino) 26.Goldfrapp/Deep Honey Black Cherry (Mute) 27.The Folksmen/Start Me Up A Might Wind: The Album (Sony) 28.The Sugarplastic/Very Stereo (Unreleased) 29.Jumping Jacques/Avalon Avalon (Petra-Italy 30.Migu/Train Run Migu (Atsuga-Japan) 31.Scott Walker/Plastic Palace People Scott 2 (Mercury-UK) 32.Manitoba/Bijoux Up In Flames (Domino) 33.Van Dyke Parks/The Eagle And Me Song Cycle (UK bonus track) (Ryko-UK) 34.Prefuse 73/The Color Of Tempo One Word Extinguisher (Warp) 35.Piero Piccioni/Grand Central Rock Drums Maestro Series Vol. 1 (Black Cat-Italy) 36.Stu Phillips/Tired Of Waiting For You Feel's Like Lovin' (Capitol) 37.Yoshinori Sunahara/Spiral Never Before Japan For Sale Volume 3 (Sony Music Imports) 38.April March/Que Le Soleil Soit Maudit Triggers (Tricatel) 39.Evan Dando/Stop My Head Baby I'm Bored (Bar-None) 40.Rural/Funny Walk Tokai Soto Nakai (Sakura-Japan) 41.Brute Force/To Sit On A Sandwich Confections Of Love (Columbia) 42.She's Pippy/....Hito She's Pippy (Midi Creative-Japan) 43.The Hellers/Take 46 Spinout 6T's (Universal-Japan) 44.Charlie Rich/Nice And Easy Anthology (Sony) 45.Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Movin' On Someday Man (Reprise) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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