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Spectropop - Digest Number 932

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

 There are 25 messages in this issue.

 Topics in this digest:

       1. Re: Herman's Hermits
            From: Peter Rechter 
       2. Re: It's My Party - The CD
            From: James Botticelli 
       3. IMPRTY CDs Review from Discoveries, 1999
            From: Doc Rock 
       4. Paul Evans radio show postponed
            From: Ronnie Allen 
       5. Bob Lind story
            From: Bob Hanes 
       6. Re: Flo and Eddie
            From: David Goodwin 
       7. Party; Orbisongs; Del Satins; Bob Lind
            From: Country Paul 
       8. Re: Elusive Butterfly
            From: Rosemarie Edwards
       9. Party Timers, Welcome Home
            From: Simon White 
      10. Re: IMPRTY CDs Review from Discoveries, 1999
            From: Mark Frumento 
      11. Re: Fool's Errand
            From: Ian Chapman 
      12. Paul Evans radio interview rescheduled for Sunday
            From: Ronnie Allen 
      13. Re: New York Shindig! & etc.
            From: Phil Milstein 
      14. Re: New York Shindig! / Elisabeth's CD
            From: Amber 
      15. Re: Bob Lind
            From: Ian Chapman 
      16. Re: New York Shindig!!!
            From: Mick Patrick 
      17. Re: Flo & Eddie
            From: Kurt 
      18. Re: Roy-like Beatles
            From: Alan Gordon 
      19. Re: Baker Knight etc
            From: Martin Roberts 
      20. Re: Roy-like
            From: TD 
      21. Re: Fool's Errand
            From: Ken Silverwood
      22. Uncut Magazine CD
            From: Art Longmire 
      23. The Forum, Chad  Stuart solo album
            From: Art Longmire 
      24. Re: New York Shindig! / Soul 24-7
            From: Mick Patrick 
      25. Re: Peter Sarstedt
            From: Alan Warner 


Message: 1
GrabDateDate: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 02:33:10 +0000
    From: Peter Rechter 
 Subject: Re: Herman's Hermits

 I saw Herman's Hermits back in 1966 at the Palais in St. Kilda,
 Melbourne & they were fantastic. I remember the album
with "For
 Your Love" on it, I did a quick search, but couldn't
find my
 copy. I'm certain that Peter loves what he is doing, & I think
 we should all be grateful that he still interprets the songs in
 their original form, so many artists don't !!!!

 I wish there were more artists like Peter Noone around today, as
 there is so much joy in his music.

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____________ Message: 2 Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 23:17:10 -0400 From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: It's My Party - The CD Mark Frumento wrote: I hope you and others picked up the IMP CD because it is FABULOUS. Not pastiche either. Seven really good originals and 5 wonderful covers. I did not get that one, but I did manage to abscond with a copy of Elisabeth's CD, artwork by Sheila...very innocently provocative. Fab-Gear level! Did the producers use samples? Such a ****ing fantastic selection of songs. In my heart it's spring! JB ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 3 Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 23:30:28 -0400 From: Doc Rock Subject: IMPRTY CDs Review from Discoveries, 1999 IT'S MY PARTY "Can't"/"I'd Much Rather Be With The Girls" - Mister Cat Records #701 "That Boy John"/"I'm Bobby's Girl"/"The Boy Next Door" - Mister Cat Records #702 For years now I've been telling friends and radio listeners what I would do if I won the lottery. I'd hire a great early '60s artist, say Bobby Vee or the Pixies Three. Then I'd snag some writer, such as Ellie Greenwich or Johnny Madara. Next I'd corral a producer such as Snuffy Garrett. Then I'd round up players from the so-called Wrecking Crew, or whoever my producer wanted to have, as well as his favorite arranger. My goal in all this? To have some "new oldies," something different for me and other oldies fans to listen to and for oldies radio stations to play. To provide a change from the same old Oldies but Goodies. To recreate the old feel, but with a fresh, modern spin. Well, I'll never win the lottery. After all, I never buy tickets. But, thanks to John Giotto and his Girl Group called It's My Party, my goal of having new oldies has been unexpectedly achieved! "Can't" is the first cut on CD single 701. It is recorded in wide stereo, with the lead in the middle, the background vocals on the left, and all the instruments on the right except one guitar and a tambourine. The mix simply drips sixties. The lead is so catchy, and delivered with such emotion and verve that the song ran through my mind continuously for days after I first heard it. I felt the same way I felt the first time I heard the Pixies Three's "Birthday Party" on the radio back in 1963. Hopelessly hooked for life. The incredibly spirited background vocals were recorded with the three girls grouped around one microphone for an authentic retro sound. The effect brings to mind the closing car-horn-honking- effect of the vocals at the tail end of the Murmaids' 1964 GG hit, "Popsicles and Icicles." Speaking of endings, listen to the very end of "Can't" for a sweet treat in the right channel! The 1964 feel of "Can't" is enhanced by the instrumental break, which features very Beatle-esque handclaps, tambourine, and harmonica. The song was written in 1981 by Walter O'Brien, a John Lennon fan. "I'd Much Rather Be With The Girls" continues with the Beatles motif. It is a faithful recreation of the 1964 original by Donna Lynn, a great girl singer whose only "hit" was the #89 "My Boyfriend Got A Beatle Haircut." Producer John Giotti deliberately chose a small hit to remake, not wanting to try to gild the lily by remaking and well-known Top 40 GG records of yesterday. CD single 702 is All Mono, All the Time. The title cut is a Jeff Barry-Ellie Greenwich Raindrops 45 from the Fall of 1963, "That Boy John" (#64). A personal favorite for 35 years, I was dubious that anyone could do justice to Ellie's incredible vocal magic. After all, it was Ellie's fantastic voice that backed up everyone from Lesley Gore to Connie Francis in the early '60s. Jeff's bass line "pa-pow-did-ip" is recreated by former Promise bassest Taalib-deen Muhammed. "I'm Bobby's Girl" is a priceless gem, written expressly for It's My Party (aka IMPRTY or simply IMP) by Syeed Abdulal-Haqq. Think the Shangri-Las doing a gutsy answer to Marcie Blaine's "Bobby's Girl," complete with a spoken exchange intro, followed by classic GG lyrics -- the corny lines, the hip rap, the loosey-goosey rhymes! "When you see us at the movie, Bobby makes me groovy. Eating popcorn, soda pop, Bobby Bobby won't you stop? Everybody won't see what's going on the screen, hey'll be looking at us while we're kissing in the seats!" Were it not for the phrase "home boys" snuck into the last verse, I'd swear this was a lost 1964 tape! I could go on for several more paragraphs about this song, but my editor is doubtless gnashing his teeth over a review this long for two, little GG CD singles. But the crowning cut is the Secrets' 1963 GG classic, "The Boy Next Door." Since I worship all of the Secrets records, I was ultra-sceptical about this song. My fears were groundless. With sax played by Bill Tiberio, a high school music teacher, drums by producer John Giotti, and handclaps by Janine Michele (the IMP Fan Club President!), the basic track is an uncanny recreation of the original session. They could not have paid a more heartfelt homage to the Secrets 45 without stealing a tape from the 1963 session! It is with the vocals, and especially the lead with its breathy urgency, that the 90s spin I referred to previously come into play. This track sounds the way that a 1963 Girl Group record would have sounded if Julie Budd had idolized the Shirelles instead of Barbra Streisand. Don't get me wrong. Patty, Jackie, Karen, and Carol did a wonderful job 37 years ago. But the IMP trio's '90s sound provides the perfect accent to an otherwise timeless classic. The cardboard sleeves these CD singles come in are crafted with care equal to that lavished on the musical tracks. The girls are dressed in sweaters, dresses and blouses that would have made perfect school clothes in 1962. Their outfits and pose for the 8 x 10 black and white (of course!) publicity still are copied right off the Secrets own 45 picture sleeve for "The Boy Next Door." The hair styles, outrageously authentic flips and perfect Shangri-Las straightness, were done by an aged hairdresser from the period. The title strips are printed just like 45 sleeves, and even the Fan Club address (P.O. Box 423, Pennfield, NY 14526) is given. In a bow to the millennium, their email address, and web site, are also provided. There's been a rockabilly revivial, a punk revival, a surf revival, and now a swing revival. Isn't it about time for a Girl Group revival? For myself, I feel lucky just to have these two CDs. So lucky, in fact, that maybe I should go out and buy my first lottery ticket! ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 4 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 00:18:59 EDT From: Ronnie Allen Subject: Paul Evans radio show postponed The station "threw in" a Little League game into their schedule at the last second and it started late and ran long, leaving me no choice but to cancel yesterday's (Monday's) scheduled one-hour interview show with Paul Evans. I will be meeting with station management tomorrow to see if I can arrange for a new date/time for the show ..... hopefully one which will not be subject to pre-emption. I am sorry if this caused anybody any inconvenience but this was something beyond my control. Ronnie Allen E-mail: ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 5 Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 22:18:17 -0700 (PDT) From: Bob Hanes Subject: Bob Lind story I had a friend named Bernie Greene. He was a record collector/ dealer living in Portland, Oregon in the '70s and '80s. Some of you may have done business with Bernie "back in the old days." This is a story he told me back in those days of Park Avenue Records in Portland. It's third hand, but it's fun. A few years after Bob Lind had released his Capitol album, he had been booked into a Ramada Inn in the upscale suburb of Portland, Lake Oswego, Oregon. A very nice place to live, but not even the cultural center of an underpopulated, artistically deprived state like Oregon. Bernie found out about the show and made a point of attending. Just prior to the start of the show the MC pointed out that there were pads and pencils on each table and though the first set would consist of Mr. Lind's "new material", the second set would be open to anything the crowd wanted to hear from Bob's repertoire. Simply write your request on a slip of paper and hand them to a waitress or waiter. Bernie wrote down his request. When Bob came out, after a short respite after the first set, and asked: "who asked to hear, 'A B Movie World Meets Reno Funtown U.S.A?'" Bernie spoke up and admitted that it was he. Bob asked Bernie to stay after the show, that he had to talk to him. The gist of the conversation doesn't stick in my mind. Pretty tame talk, about career and musical inspirations, record label crookedness. However, with all this talk of Bob's work I am remembering both my old friend Bernie, and an artist, Bob Lind, that made me want to be a Bohemian in my younger days. I was too late for the "beat generation" but I was a pretty good hippie, still am. I'd much rather spend my money on music and good friends than a new car. The Right Reverend Bob, dumb angel chapel, Church of the Harmonic Overdub ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 6 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 01:12:09 -0500 From: David Goodwin Subject: Re: Flo and Eddie Stewart Mason, in response to whether the Flo & Eddie box set was worthwhile, wrote: No, if you want something that sounds like the Turtles. Yes if you want a relentlessly sarcastic take on the pretentions of '70s rock. While Flo and Eddie were always capable of greatness (their single "Another Pop Star's Life" is one of the great glam-rock songs), the albums are quite uneven and often too beholden to their "concept" to be thoroughly interesting on their own terms. I disagree, at least to a certain extent. Their first album (The Phlorescent Leech and Eddie) is excellent in and of itself, and is largely divorced from the "concept" of later Flo and Eddie. Of course, it isn't available on CD or anything... -D ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 7 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 02:52:19 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Party; Orbisongs; Del Satins; Bob Lind Par-tee!!! Special thanks to Sheila for Shindig NYC; to Mick and Martin and families, and Phils C. and M. for the great times and great company; to David Young, Mark Frumento, Mike Edwards, Tony Leong, John Clemente, Dave Feldman and all the other list members I met and talked with all night (and those I didn't get to talk with enough) until my poor wife literally fell over from exhaustion! The presence of the guest artists was a delight, and It's My Party were all kinds of fun (thanks Steve Harvey for the link - - wish you could have been there, too!). Extra-special thanks to the folks who asked me to MC and DJ a set - I tried to get as broad a range of our kind of music as I could squeeze into a short time. Hope y'all liked it. Those of us in attendance were a great audience, and personally, I think we're a pretty nice bunch of folks! I'm still on a pink cloud from the weekend.... Orbisongs........Bill Craig: 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. I love the song, but I don't hear the obvious homage. I do hear the influence in Chris Isaak, though (thanks, Bill George). Clark Davis: ...Chip Taylor Here I am Warner Brothers anyone know of these records? This is a beauty! 1962, I think, and fraught with Orbisonian drama - as is the David Box track at musica. I just ordered the Box CD; I await it with great anticipation. Thanks, Mike Edwards, for the kind Brian Wilson comments; he still seems to love the old stuff too. Andrew Hickey, thanks for the updates and corrections; I agree the band took a few songs to find itself, but I thought it was excellent from then on. I only knew of the substitution by the stage announcement, and not being overly familiar with the band's "regular" line-up, I wasn't disappointed by what I didn't know was missing. Phil Milstein: ...The Del Satins' "Feelin' No Pain"... Wow - a perfect early 60's Dion rocker, only missing Dion himself! Mike Edwards: Good choice, Ian, but for many the definitive Val Doonican cut will always be "Elusive Butterfly" (UK Decca, 1966) Gary Apollo: Hmm. A cover of the (1/66 BB Pop: #5) Bob Lind record? Not sure which came first, since BL's was on World Pacific.... Lind, the writer, was the original. He was a signed World Pacific artist. A brief bio can be found at but there is a semi-error: It credits "Don't Be Concerned," the album with "Elusive Butterfly," as his first. There were some acoustic-only demo tapes of earlier songs, recorded before his hit, but released afterwards with a sloppily-overdubbed orchestra, on Verve Forecast, to try to turn lead into gold. The album was called "The Elusive Bob Lind." Caveat emptor. And here's a less-effusive very short bio: "Bob Lind's 'Elusive Butterfly was one of the most successful one-shots of the mid-'60s folk-rock boom, reaching the Top Five in early 1966. He never came close to matching that early triumph, although other acts brought his songs to a wider audience with their covers of Lind compositions like "Cheryl's Going Home" (Blues Project), "Counting" (Marianne Faithfull), and "Mr. Zero" (Yardbirds' lead singer Keith Relf). The beauty of Jack Nitzsche's intricate production on Lind's two 1966 LPs, favoring acoustic guitars and pretty string arrangements, is admirable, but Lind himself hasn't worn that well. His songs are wordy and on the didactic side; his voice is nervous and lacks emotional range; his melodies are pretty, but not enormously so." ~ Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide Still three digests behind, Country Paul (exhausted but happy!) ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 8 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 08:13:29 -0000 From: Rosemarie Edwards Subject: Re: Elusive Butterfly The best version of "Elusive Butterfly" that I have ever heard is by Eddie Rambeau - on his "The Best of the Past" CD Not that I am at all biased ....LOL Rosemarie (Leeds UK - Editor or Eddie Rambeau - Website) ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 9 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 10:28:46 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Party Timers, Welcome Home As the weary travellers struggle bravely home from the New World, concerned that the U.K. can only now be a series of downwardly spiralling disappointments (Cilla Black, Lulu etc), we poor workers and toilers in the homelands stand, and in some cases sit, open-mouthed in awe at tales of the strange peoples and customs in far-off places. Welcome back, brave warriors ! Is it true there is to be a slide show and talk at the Walford Womens Institute? ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 10 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 16:03:37 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: IMPRTY CDs Review from Discoveries, 1999 Doc - thanks for posting that review. I ordered the two singles yesterday. Amazing service - they were shipped the same day. Can't wait. The review (is that yours?) is interesting because it's almost exactly what I was thinking when I first listened the full length CD... what a trip it would be to make real sounding 60s music. Among the other CDs I have replicating 60s sounds, it's hands down the best. What impressed me about John Giotto (I'm assuming he was the drummer at the S'Pop show?) is that he he seemed to know even the most obscure of the songs being played by the Party DJs. I watched him sing along to songs I had never heard before. So I could tell the guy knew his stuff (at least compared to me, which may not mean a thing). For anyone pondering buying these CDs, the review says it all. I know others bought the CD Friday night. In fact Dave F's idea to buy it prompted my purchase. Any other comments on it? ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 11 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 16:30:33 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re: Fool's Errand Ken Silverwood wrote: A question I've been wanting to find an answer to but always leave out, regards Billy Fury's "Do You Really Love Me Too(Fool's Errand)". Who recorded it before him? I believe it was a female, possibly Barbara Chandler? And of course, is it possible to hear it played to musica if anyone has it? Bit late answering this, but yes, Ken, it was Barbara Chandler. Her version came out Kapp in the US and on London-American in the UK. It was the second of a great trilogy of 45s she cut for Kapp in '63/'64, which included other fab girl-group sides such as "I'm Going Out With The Girls", "Running Running Johnny" and a version of "It Hurts To Be Sixteen", as also done by Andrea Carroll. Before Kapp, she did a couple of 45s for ABC, then later cut one-offs for Cameo ('67) and Musicor ('68) - the latter a song penned by the UK's Valerie Avon, entitled "Pretty Shade of Blue". I think some of her songs have been reissued, but I'm not sure if "Fool's Errand" was one of them, or if any are still currently available. Ian ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 12 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 12:47:44 EDT From: Ronnie Allen Subject: Paul Evans radio interview rescheduled for Sunday The radio station management has given me a new date for my Paul Evans one-hour radio interview show along with assurances that this time it will NOT be pre-empted! The new date/time is: this Sunday June 29th at 8 PM Eastern Time Information about the show (along with my previous show archives) can be found on the following web page: Note: depending on when you visit the above page it may still have the original show date (I have submitted the update but it may not be posted for a few hours). The correct information is the date specified above: Sunday June 29th at the the same 8 PM Eastern Time originally scheduled. The remainder of the information on the web page is correct. To listen to the radio station please use the following link: When that home page has loaded, click on the "Listen Live" link at the upper-left. Ronnie Allen E-mail: ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 13 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 12:24:16 -0500 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: New York Shindig! & etc. I'd like to add my own glowing report to those who've already checked in here with comments on this past weekend's S'pop gathering in New York. It was truly a magnificent event, filled as it was with first-time meetings with many friends-from-afar, the wonderful performances of Elisa K. and It's My P., a steady stream of brilliant tracks from the hepcats at the wheels of steel, the graceful presence of numerous from-the-day starlets, drinking, dancing, the gross gyrations of a couple of skanky "went-went" dancers, and even a near-disaster caused by the drunk and bitter guest (not, of course, a Spectropopper) who tried to set fire to the greenback dollars he'd planted in the G-strings of the skanky "went-went" dancers. Talk about action! Sheila B. is to be thanked and congratulated in particular for all that she did to carry off such a festive event so successfully. Her smaller get-together the next night was equally memorable, not least of which for allowing us an audience with the charming Maxine Brown, who looked about five years older than the photo of her on Country Paul's pic sleeve of her classic "Ask Me" even though it was made in 1963. We should all age half so sweetly. On to a couple of other matters. I'd like to thank everyone who's responded to my request for "Orbison-like" suggestions. There's some great tips there, including quite a bit I know nothing about but hope to snag soon. Right now I'm figuring out which ones I already have, and which I can acquire more-or-less easily (and double-thanks to those who are one step ahead of me and have already posted suggested tracks to musica), and then I'll start hitting people up for dubs of those I can't locate. Considering how rare some of the suggested tracks seem to be, I suspect there'll be a lot in that latter category, so buckle up. Finally, I'm curious to know who is responsible for posting that fabuloo pic of Nancy Sinatra and Mickie Most motoring away to the S'pop/Yahoo homepage on. It is truly a keeper, and a finer representation of what we're all about here would be hard to find. Still reeling, --Phil Milstein ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 14 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 17:58:07 +0100 From: Amber Subject: Re: New York Shindig! / Elisabeth's CD James Botticelli: ...I did manage to abscond with a copy of Elisabeth's CD, artwork by Sheila...very innocently provocative. Fab-Gear level! Did the producers use samples? Such a ****ing fantastic selection of songs. In my heart it's spring! Cookie, Poppet, Baby Cakes, Heart Face, Angel Eyes!!! Well, this time, thanks to my pal Joey Heatherton acting as my stunt double, I was able to attend the New York Shindig! Although, with flashlights popping all around me, I was forced to keep a very low profile. Heck, one little pic in the local press could prove disastrous, remission-wise. So wound up in the excitement of the event, I didn't spy anyone selling copies of Elsabeth's CD. How did you score yours, Jimmy? Do tell! Joey loaned me her new camera, and even taught me how to use it, bless. Click below to see some of the shots I bagged. Divine frock. And just my size! (Evil thoughts!) :-) Gotta run or I'll be late for group therapy. That would result in me being barred from the TV lounge this evening. They're showing One Flew Over The Cucckoo's Nest. How apt. Love to all, AvT xxx ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 15 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 18:23:24 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re: Bob Lind Country Paul reprinted a Bob Lind bio from All Music Guide: Paul, I agree with Richie Unterberger's praise for the Nitzsche- arranged strings on the World Pacific stuff, but he was too negative about Bob Lind himself. Sure, lyrics can be on the didactic side sometimes but he sings with such conviction that you just go along with it. Lyrics too wordy? Maybe, but glimpses of genius and humour often shine through - one of my favourite lines comes from "Go Ask Your Man" - I'm quoting from memory here, but it goes something like, "and in the meantime, could anything be finer than rolling to the ocean in your trusty Morris Minor" (when a reference to a car that was once a reliable but un-trendy British institution turns up in an American song, it kinda takes a UK listener by surprise!) Nervous voice? Well, right now I'm listening his Verve Folkways 45, "Hey Nellie Nellie", a traditional tune about slavery and the civil war and there's nothing faltering there - in fact his voice soars above the swirling strings, which - overdubbed or not - do work well on this particular track, almost Nitzschean. But if he never did anything else, I'd always be grateful to him for his composition and delivery of "Elusive Butterfly", a record that would have to figure somewhere in my all-time pop Top 20. Ian ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 16 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 19:16:56 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: New York Shindig!!! Tony Leong wrote: Our jaws dropped when the group It's My Party sang "He's The Greatest" by the Delrons (I would've passed out had they sang "Weather Forecast"!!!!!). Hi Tony, We never had the chance to chat. Shame. Still, there's always next time. Someone groped me as I queued up "Panic". Dunno who that coulda been! I heard a rumour Nanette Licari was in attendance. Can u confirm? Jimmy Botticelli: I almost had a caniption when they sang "Attack". The lead was dead on. And those harmonies....better than rekkids even! To attempt "Attack" live was brave. The result was so spine- chilling I had to bite my hand! As I was packing up my 45s at about 4 am, I happened across two nice LPs under the counter. It turns out they don't belong to me, Sheila or Country Paul. That leaves you, Jimmy. Lemme know. Sheila deserves a huge round of applause for organizing the Shindig! The event coincided with the launch of the new issue of her Cha Cha Charming magazine, now a stylish internet publication. Check it all out right here: More later. Mick Patrick ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 17 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 11:17:24 -0700 From: Kurt Subject: Re: Flo & Eddie Mark Frumento wrote: I don't know of a boxed set by Flo and Eddie but I would recommend you seek 'The Best of Flo and Eddie.' Their material is a mixture of comedy and melodic songwriting, the latter being way more appealing to me. When they wanted to they could recreate the magic they produced in the Turtles. Mark... A Turtles compilation was released in 2002 called "Solid Zinc". 51 songs...including some demos. It's on Rhino Records Kurt ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 18 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 13:23:49 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Roy-like Beatles Steve Harvey: The Beatles' "Please Please Me" pre-Martin version was very Orbisonish until George Martin changed it around. Do you have this version, Steve? I have hundreds of hours of Beatles, Threatles and solo stuff, but I've only heard about this slowed-down version, I've never actually heard it. peace, albabe (Admin Note: NO Beatles tracks in musica, pretty please) ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 19 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 21:53:24 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Baker Knight etc Hi Ian, Thanks for the tip on Baker Knight. Sue has the mag but will check out his site. I do hope 'poppers realise how lucky they are to hear Timi's "Teardrops 'till Dawn", one of my favourites. Actually, some really great tunes in musica at the moment, if not known all are worth hearing. (Well, most are!) Regarding "I Could Have Loved You So Well" - good version by Chance Eden. The Jack Bedient And The Chessmen's recording on Columbia is also good but as much as I love the song I wish there was a version by a 'real' singer. A very hard song to do right, just imagine how it could have sounded if recorded by Jimmy Radcliffe or Tommy Hunt! I also noted Ken's request for the original of "Fool's Errand" but was surprised that in the UK the record (at least the London demo) has the title as simply "Do You Really Love Me Too". Martin ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 20 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 17:58:43 -0400 From: TD Subject: Re: Roy-like Did anyone mention "Run To Him" as a Roy Obrison-type song? How about Johnny Jack's "The Beggar Who Became a King"? -- TD ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 21 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 23:17:26 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Fool's Errand Ian Chapman on the original of "Fool's Errand": Bit late answering this, but yes, Ken, it was Barbara Chandler. Many thanks Ian for your reply confirming my suspicion, although I'm only familiar with "It Hurts To Be Sixteen". Ken On The West Coast. ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 22 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 22:26:56 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Uncut Magazine CD Anybody else pick up the latest issue of Uncut magazine? It has a bonus CD of British psych and was a real bargain at only eight bucks. The track by Dantalion's Chariot alone was worth the price. Also got to hear My Friend Jack by the Smoke for the first time. Excellent. ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 23 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 22:47:43 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: The Forum, Chad Stuart solo album It was great to hear that Revola has put out a CD of the Forum...I have the original album and have always liked it. I had first purchased their 45's "The River is Wide" and "Trip on Me". Of course the Grass Roots also recorded "River" but I like the Forum original best. I also have a version of the tune by Bobby Rydell that is interesting in that it has several extra verses. Another album I wish somebody would issue on CD is the one by Chad Stuart that originally came out on Bell records back in 1968. I'm surprised this album hasn't gotten more's a Bill Traut Dunwich production and is every bit as good as "Cabbages and Kings" and "The Ark". ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 24 Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 00:12:54 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: New York Shindig! / Soul 24-7 Simon White: Welcome back, brave warriors! Is it true there is to be a slide show and talk at the Walford Womens Institute? Expect Mssrs Roberts, Chapman and yours truly to bore everyone within earshot with tales of our NY jaunt for months to come. We were thinking of hiring the Peckham Senior Citizens Pop In Centre. We'll reserve you a seat. Soul - Metropolitan Soul Playlist, 22nd June The Toys? Barbara Jean English? Maxine Brown? The Exciters? Great playlist, thanks for being there in spirit. I was hugged by all these ladies last weekend, not forgetting Linda of the Lovelites, Louise of the Hearts/Jaynetts and Beverly Warren. Bored yet? Gimme time. Mick Patrick ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
____________ Message: 25 Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 16:25:51 -0700 From: Alan Warner Subject: Re: Peter Sarstedt James Botticelli wrote: Every time I think about Bob Lind-- admittedly not terribly frequently--I think of Peter Sarstedt and "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)". Anyone have the Sarstedt Skinny? Never heard from him after that one. Following "Where Do You Go To My Lovely" and Peter's Top 10 follow-up UK hit "Frozen Orange Juice" (both in '69), he continued recording for United Artists (product released here in the US on World Pacific) including a controversial song called "Take Off Your Clothes"; Peter even had his own British television series on the-then new BBC2 channel. In 1976, he cut a much-revered album for Warner Bros. called "Tall Tree". After that, he recorded sporadically for some smaller labels including an album called "Never Say Goodbye" on Trax in 1986 and eventually he wrote and recorded a "Where Do You Go" sequel. I'd known Peter during his UA days and met up with him again in London in the late 80s when he and his brother Clive opened for Neil Sedaka at the Palladium. ____________-------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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