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Spectropop - Digest Number 825



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 There are 25 messages in this issue.

 Topics in this digest:

       1. Bonnie Graham
            From: Don 
       2. Wilson Phillips.
            From: Supreme Dream
       3. Off topic but important....
            From: Dan Hughes 
       4. Standing In The Shadows Of Motown
            From: Kingsley Abbott
       5. Re: Fake Merseybeat
            From: Lindsay Martin
       6. Re: Maxine Brown at Cleethorpes
            From: Wendy Flynn 
       7. Upcoming Paul Evans radio interview show
            From: Ronnie Allen 
       8. Re: Jackie DeShannon
            From: Bill George 
       9. Ooby Dooby Orby
            From: Ken Silverwood
      10. Re: Roy-like/"Goodnight Baby" by the Butterflys
            From: David Coyle 
      11. Baby
            From: Kurt 
      12. Re: Wilson Phillips.
            From: Phil Milstein 
      13. Party Time
            From: Simon White 
      14. Goffin-King/Bonnie Graham
            From: Mike Edwards 
      15. Bonnie Graham
            From: Phil Milstein 
      16. Re: Party Time
            From: Mikey 
      17. Re: Baby
            From: Richard Havers
      18. Searchers/Butterflys
            From: Mike Edwards 
      19. Re: Jackie DeShannon
            From: Clarke Davis 
      20. Girl Group CDs
            From: Will Stos 
      21. Walk Tall
            From: John Henderson
      22. Re: Standing In The Shadows Of Motown
            From: Steve Harvey 
      23. Re: Walk Tall
            From: Ian Chapman 
      24. Walk Tall - Christy Allen
            From: Ian Chapman 
      25. Re: Party Time
            From: James Botticelli 

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Message: 1
GrabDateDate: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 23:37:40 -0000
    From: Don 
 Subject: Bonnie Graham

 I saw on a page by Mick Patrick that Bonnie Graham recorded
 "Keep Your Love Locked" and "I Need You".  Does anyone know
 if both of these songs were written by Carole King &
Gerry
 Goffin?

 Don
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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 02:07:10 -0000 From: Supreme Dream Subject: Wilson Phillips. I've read some threads on Brian Wilson here and was wondering if anyone knows anything about Wilson Phillips recording again. I thought I had read this awhile back and haven't heard anything of recent? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 22:10:53 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Off topic but important.... Because many Spectropoppers shop at Best Buy, this note could save some members a lot of trouble: If you get an email from Best Buy asking you to confirm a purchase on your credit card, do not answer it. Just delete it! It is fraudulent and not from Best Buy. I got an email early this afternoon supposedly from the Fraud Department of Best Buy. It directed me to the Best Buy Fraud site (which does not really exist--it is set up by the same person who sent the email to me). When you get there, it looks just like a Best Buy web site, and it tells you that someone in New York has charged about $775 worth of stuff to your credit card. Now here is the kicker--they want you to "verify" your credit card by giving them the number, expiration date, etc. If you are naive enough to do this, they have conned you and they can now use the info to run up charges against you. I called Best Buy and they told me they had hundreds of reports of this scam, and the first report had come in about a half-hour before I called. So this thing is brand new, really big, and I'm afraid a lot of people are going to get taken. Again--if you get this notice, just delete it. As long as you don't tell them your credit card number they can't do anything to your account. ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 11:03:02 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Standing In The Shadows Of Motown Mike wrote: It is out here on DVD and VHS but not in Britain, Glad to report that it will be soonish - I have a review copy with me as I write. Sometime later in the year. It is about to start playing selected cinemas in the UK. Rik at Chatbusters has emailed about a showing soon at Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire (further from Motown you couldn't wish for - at least on the look of the buildings/surroundings!) It's a splendid movie by any standards. Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 12:16:15 -0000 From: Lindsay Martin Subject: Re: Fake Merseybeat I've yielded to temptation and played "Back To You", the Beatlesque song by Bartok Lanski(?), to musica. See what you make of it, and maybe someone here will recognise it and accurately identify it. Lindsay -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 14:17:04 +0100 From: Wendy Flynn Subject: Re: Maxine Brown at Cleethorpes Hey Afroken: Is that "Deep Heat" used as a perfume, an alcoholic substitute or the old fashioned way? Sounds a great night anywhichway! ..is there a way of distilling deep heat to make moonshine? I wanna know! Sadly I was using it the boring traditional way. ...the good news is that someone videoed the Maxine Brown set for a documentary about northern soul. They recorded her through the mixing deck too. So at some point in the future you can see/ hear the gig for yourself. x Wendy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 10:14:21 EDT From: Ronnie Allen Subject: Upcoming Paul Evans radio interview show This coming Monday, June 23rd, from 8 to 9 PM Eastern Time, I will be hosting a live-by-phone interview show with multi- talented recording artist and songwriter Paul Evans. The show will be broadcast live on WBCB (1490-AM Levittown, PA) and also on the World Wide Web. Paul is the man who sang that memorable 1959 top-ten novelty "Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat)." Yep, he was the poor guy who was driving his car while those girls were having the time of their life "kissin' and a huggin' with Fred"! Why he agreed to chauffeur those girls under those circumstances in the first place is something that has not ever been determined! But what IS known is that the billing on that record was "Paul Evans and the Curls." And contrary to what the title might suggest, the girls were not a septet but a DUO! I was amazed (and you may be too) when you find out what well- known TV personality and game-show enterpreneur was originally SUPPOSED to record that song. It was NOT Paul! In fact his hit recording (the one everyone is familiar with) wasn't even a master: it was a DEMO! Paul proved that he was more than a one-hit wonder by recording two big hit follow-ups: an updating of "Midnight Special" (an old folk song originally popularized by Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter) and the outrageously catchy "Happy-Go- Lucky-Me" (which showcases Paul's incredible LAUGHING ability!) Mentioning those hit singles is merely a start in doing justice to Paul's career. He has also been an extremely successful songwriter. In addition to having written hits for himself he also wrote or co-wrote Bobby Vinton's #1 hit "Roses Are Red (My Love)" and the Kalin Twins' top-ten hit "When" along with songs for Elvis Presley ("I Gotta Know," "The Next Step Is Love," and others), Pat Boone ("Johnny Will"), Johnny Tillotson ("Worried Guy"), and other artists including the Coasters, Fabian, Jackie Wilson, LaVern Baker and the Mello-Kings. He has also written several commercial jingles and music for movies and network TV themes (including the original theme for "CBS This Morning"). Paul had a huge top-ten hit in England in 1979 with a recording called "Hello, This Is Joannie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song)" which will also be featured on the show. It's a song that most people in this country have never heard but it's one that is most memorable and extremely emotional. And, oh yes, a bit STRANGE! Once you hear it you will not forget it! Appearing as a special guest on the show (via pre-recorded interview) will be Bobby Vinton. Paul has his own website: http://www.paulevans.com. I hope you can join Paul and me for a fun-filled hour of music and great stories. He is truly an extremely gifted and entertaining individual and (most of the time) a HAPPY-GO-LUCKY guy! ******************************* ACCESSING THE SHOW ******************************* To access the show on Monday June 23rd from 8 to 9 PM Eastern time please use the following URL: WBCB 1490 AM, Bucks County, PA: http://www.wbcb1490.com 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 really 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 has a mix of talk, sports, and oldies so you might get any one of those formats if you access the station prior to the Paul Evans show. Ronnie Allen E-mail: RonnieOldiesGuy@aol.com -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 12:35:45 EDT From: Bill George Subject: Re: Jackie DeShannon Clarke Davis wrote: There is an incredible song by Jackie DeShannon that I cannot find on any CD. Anyone else looking for "Your Baby Is A Lady"? I think this is one of her finest, and wish it were available on CD! Hi Clarke, Unfortunately, that song has never been put onto CD. It was almost included in Rhino Handmade's recent release of her "Jackie" LP. The set was originally planned as a "complete Atlantic sessions" CD, with the "Jackie" and "Your Baby Is A Lady" albums, as well as many unreleased tracks. But Jackie isn't really crazy about that album and preferred that it not be re-released. So I don't know when you'll see it on CD. Hopefully someday. -Bill -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 18:51:19 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Ooby Dooby Orby On four occasions Del Shannon recorded Roy Orbison songs. He did "Oh Pretty Woman", "Dream Baby", "Runnin' Scared" & "Crying", so maybe Del's "Kelly" was written in an Orbison way with a more strident rhythm (by Roy). Plus Jay & Americans' "She Cried" is a builder. Ken On The West Coast. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 11:13:50 -0700 (PDT) From: David Coyle Subject: Re: Roy-like/"Goodnight Baby" by the Butterflys I don't think of "Night" by Jackie Wilson as being particularly "Orbison-esque," but it is much more operatic than I've ever heard a pop singer vocalize. Roy Orbison had a dynamic range, building from a near-whisper to a huge crescendo, but not nearly as unearthly as Jackie's baritone on that one song. For an R&B singer with no formal vocal training, that one recording is just amazing and not to be topped. On the other hand, I don't think Roy Orbison could have tackled "Lonely Teardrops" or "I'll Be Satisfied" too convincingly. On another note, is "Goodnight Baby" by the Butterflys the same song as recorded by the Searchers in the UK? I'd never heard this song until I got their "Pye Anthology" 2-CD set. Knowing their penchant for covering really obscure R&B vocal groups, I would imagine it is the same. Confirm? David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 18:56:30 -0000 From: Kurt Subject: Baby I have a question for the Spectropop group mind (pun intended): Does does anyone know anything about a group called 'Baby'? (not THE Babys, but simply Baby) I used to have a song of theirs on cassette called "(Just Another) Saturday Night"(taped from the radio, a primitive form of file- sharing) Baby sounded like a cross between The Knack and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils...pop/swamp I would call it. I know they put out a full album sometime between 1974-76. I don't know the label. Any leads? Thanks - - Kurt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 16:41:21 -0500 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Wilson Phillips. Supreme Dream wrote: I've read some threads on Brian Wilson here and was wondering if anyone knows anything about Wilson Phillips recording again. I thought I had read this awhile back and haven't heard anything of recent? During a recent appearance on the Howard Stern show Carnie Wilson reported that they would be recording again soon (or were doing so already), and expect to have a new album out sometime next year. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 21:56:39 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Party Time Here's wishing all Spectropoppers attending the New York Bash an absolutely marvellous, fantastic time. Full reports and pictures are eagerly awaited by someone unable to attend. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 17:10:31 -0400 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Goffin-King/Bonnie Graham Don asks: I saw on a page by Mick Patrick that Bonnie Graham recorded "Keep Your Love Locked" and "I Need You". Does anyone know if both of these songs were written by Carole King & Gerry Goffin? I don't know Bonnie Graham, but I am pretty sure that Goffin-King wrote: "Keep Your Love Locked" for Paul Petersen on Colpix in 1962, and "I Need You" for Chuck Jackson on Wand in 1965. I'm not sure whether or not they are the same songs, though. Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 16:40:28 -0500 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Bonnie Graham Don wrote: I saw on a page by Mick Patrick that Bonnie Graham recorded "Keep Your Love Locked" and "I Need You". Does anyone know if both of these songs were written by Carole King & Gerry Goffin? Not quite. Them there are "song-poems" -- lyrics submitted by rank amateurs, who pay fees to have their songs set to music and recorded. For the record, "Keep Your Love Locked" was written by Robbie Hunsucker, and "I Need You" by Betty Jane Hagen. --Phil M. curator, American Song-Poem Music Archives (http://www.aspma.com) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 17:18:52 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Party Time By the way, what time do "It's My Party" go on stage? Anybody know? Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 22:18:46 +0100 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: Baby Kurt wrote: Does does anyone know anything about a group called 'Baby'? (not THE Babys, but simply Baby) Kurt There was a band called baby on Chelsea around '76, they had been on Lone Starr and Mercury before that ('74 and '75 respectively). If it is them then they consisted of John Camp, Johnny Lee Schell, Stephen Crane, Woody Putnam and Tom Scott. May help, Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 17:25:29 -0400 From: Mike Edwards Subject: Searchers/Butterflys David asks: is "Goodnight Baby" by the Butterflys the same song as recorded by the Searchers in the UK? Yes David, the Searchers did a nice version on their US Kapp album, "New Searchers LP" in 1964. You're right about the r&b covers as the album contains very strong versions of Lavern Baker's "Bumble Bee", Moody & The Delta's "Everybody Come Clap Your Hands", Lou Johnson's "Magic Potion" and the Drifters' "I Don't Wanna Go On Without You". Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 21:55:40 -0000 From: Clarke Davis Subject: Re: Jackie DeShannon Bill George on "Your Baby Is A Lady": Unfortunately, that song has never been put onto CD. It was almost included in Rhino Handmade's recent release of her "Jackie" LP. The set was originally planned as a "complete Atlantic sessions" CD, with the "Jackie" and "Your Baby Is A Lady" albums, as well as many unreleased tracks. But Jackie isn't really crazy about that album and preferred that it not be re-released. -Hi Bill, Thanks for your reply. That is one great LP. I have no idea why she doesn't like it. Even the cover art in grey is superb. Maybe one day, she'll let Rhino put that one out too. I was very disappointed when I read that the material I love the most from Atlantic was still not available. Another song I wish I could find on CD is an early Liberty effort, called "I Won't Turn You Down". I once had the original 45 of that, but it has disappeared. :( Again, nowhere to be found on any CD. Thank goodness gems like "The Prince" and "Faded Love" and "Just Like in the Movies" are available. To me, Jackie's voice, inflection, and vulnerability, combined with her own songwriting, and incredible arrangements and production from experts, just burn an mark into the pop landscape, unlike any other. Clarke -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 22:18:52 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Girl Group CDs Hi Group, I've been out of it for a while and I haven't been reading postings for a few months. I'm wondering if any new girl group CD compilations or best-of CDs have been released recently? I found "Where the Girls Are" Vol. 5 on Barnes and Noble which I've ordered, but is there anything else new? Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 19:04:29 -0400 From: John Henderson Subject: Walk Tall Jeff Glenn: I've just played the 2 of Clubs version of "Walk Tall" to musica.....the only version of the song that charted in the U.S. Great track, and written by Vance/Pockriss! I believe Val Doonican had a European hit with this tune in the sixties and, although it was released in North America, it made only a slight impact here. John -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 16:37:42 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Standing In The Shadows Of Motown The local Music/Video store has the DVD for $6.99 once you mail in your $6 rebate! I've seen it twice, but for that price it's worth getting my own copy. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 23:44:05 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re: Walk Tall John Henderson wrote: I believe Val Doonican had a European hit with this tune in the sixties and, although it was released in North America, it made only a slight impact here. Different song, John - that "Walk Tall" did indeed launch the career of Val, Irish crooner and man of a thousand pullovers. It reached as high as #3 in the UK. I always preferred "Paddy McGinty's Goat", however..... Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 00:35:46 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Walk Tall - Christy Allen Now playing at musica is the northern soul version of "Walk Tall Like A Man", by Christy Allen on Diamond, for comparison to the 2 of Clubs. I love the swirling strings on Christy's version, and her slightly countryish vocal. Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 20:06:20 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Party Time Mikey enquired: By the way, what time do "It's My Party" go on stage? Anybody know?From what I can gather, Sheila has them scheduled between one hour DJ sets. Mine is at 9, so I assume that It's will start around 10, 12, 02 ...Maybe? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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