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Spectropop - Digest Number 940



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There are 16 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Spectropop West Coast Summit???
           From: Alan Gordon 
      2. Re: Terry Knight
           From: Simon White 
      3. Re: Dean Martin
           From: Alan Gordon 
      4. Re: Let Me Get Close To You
           From: Steve Harvey 
      5. Re: Please Please Me (slowly...)
           From: Steve Harvey 
      6. Re: Please Please Me (slowly...)
           From: Alan Gordon 
      7. Re: Spectropop West Coast Summit???
           From: Michael Edwards 
      8. Re: The Beatles in Hamburg
           From: Steve Harvey 
      9. Ulysses
           From: Simon White 
     10. Re: Bobby Rydell
           From: Alan Gordon 
     11. Beatles at the flower shop
           From: Martin Roberts 
     12. Re: Ulysses
           From: Sebastian Fonzeus 
     13. Re: Johnny And The Hurricanes
           From: Mikey 
     14. Re: Cameo-Parkway in the UK
           From: Ken Silverwood 
     15. The October Country
           From: Art Longmire 
     16. Re: Cameo-Parkway
           From: Ken Silverwood 


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Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 13:50:23 -0700
   From: Alan Gordon 
Subject: Re: Spectropop West Coast Summit???

Elliot Kendall:
> Time for a West Coast Spectropop summit...??

Yes... I know of at least one other person besides me that resides 
in San Francisco and "contributes" to this discourse...

anyone else?

peace,
albabe



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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 22:28:14 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Terry Knight Thanks for all the Terry Knight info, chaps. I almost feel I know Terry personally now. Now about that spare, unwanted copy of Wilson Pickett and the uncredited Cissy Houston singing "Come Home Baby" that someone has lurking.... -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 14:31:40 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Dean Martin Hey Martin and any other Dino fans! I know there's at least two others besides myself that are Dino fans in here - I think Country Paul told me his wife was a big fan. So... My question is: Has anyone purchased those Dean Martin Show DVD/video tapes that are advertised on late night TV? They seem pretty cool. Lotsa guest stars, including a very young and cute Goldie Hawn. Any info? How long are the dvds? peace, albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 14:53:41 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Let Me Get Close To You Years ago I got a live tape of Alex Chilton with "Let Me Get Close To You" on it. When I saw him live I asked him did the original and he sited Skeeter Davis. Kind of a surprise as I'm friends with Joey Spampinato and he was married to Skeeter at the time. Small world and all that. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 14:56:59 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Please Please Me (slowly...) >From what I've read the Beatles were going over their show with Martin and he was giving the thumbs up and down on material. Our local barber, Frank Pingatore ended up having to cut hair for another 30 years when George KOed "Clarabella" during this process. Luckily he got some dough from the Beatles at the BEEB disc. I think the Nurk Twins just played the stuff live and George commented on it as they played it. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 14:53:41 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Please Please Me (slowly...) Mikey: > You haven't heard it because it doesn't exist, not even in acetate form. Steve Harvey: > No, there is no recording of this version that I know of. whew... You guys really had me going. That often mentioned (by Paul and John in interviews) recording is one of the holy grails of Beatleologists like myself. In a band I was in years ago, we did a version that was my musical image of what I imagined the Beatles original recording to be. Lotsa fun to try and sing it in Roy's Operatic-Rock style. Gawd, what a voice he had. peace, albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 18:00:46 -0400 From: Michael Edwards Subject: Re: Spectropop West Coast Summit??? Elliot Kendall writes: > Time for a West Coast Spectropop summit...?? Albabe responds: > Yes... I know of at least one other person besides me that resides > in San Francisco and "contributes" to this discourse... > anyone else? See if you can book Bimbos 365 down by the Wharf. You may find you get a good crowd. I know I'll be there. Mike Edwards -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 15:11:28 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: The Beatles in Hamburg A story about the Beatles' last Star club appearance. My guitar teacher, John Kay, was playing with Haley at the time and met the Beatles on their last gig in Hamburg before they hit the Big Time. They gave Bill their record, Love Me Do, to take back to Milt Gablerat Decca. Bill played it for Milt who said, "Sounds like the Everlys" before discarding the disc. A year later he was weeping with the rest of them. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 22:33:28 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Ulysses As the Terry Knight info request seems to have been a succsess may I be permitted another one? Does anyone have any info on Ulysses "Broken Hearted Man" on Buddah? It's a Pat Upton Song. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 15:22:33 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Re: Bobby Rydell To: Ron & Art Longmire. Subject: Bobby Rydell FYI: I've noticed recently that there are a few Bobby albums now out on cd. They are undoubtedly bootlegs disguised as real record fodder. The one I picked up a few years ago is "Bobby Rydell: The Original Hit Records," Park 556. 30 tracks from singles and flipsides. Retched art direction and graphics, bad printing, decent sound... and the only way I was gonna get to hear them, except to play my scratchy old 45s. I assume they are from the actual singles - since they are edited so tightly so as not to have any 45 ambient needle-sound - and have been "de-popped." There are at least two 2fers that are out now too. You might check them out to see if anything you are looking for is on them. If any of you folks have heard these, I'd be curious to know how groovy they are. I usually don't prescribe to buy these "illegal" entities that are representations of previously legitimate releases, but, it's unlikely that any real Rydell stuff will ever hit the streets since Allen Klein owns all the Parkway and Cameo stuff... and we've all probably heard Klein horror stories. I hear from folks in the business that his daughter is now in charge of their ownings, and that she may be just as "without ruth" as her pappy. peace, albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 23:34:13 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Beatles at the flower shop Steve brought the fantasies flooding back: > From what I've read the Beatles were going over their show with > Martin and he was giving the thumbs up and down on material. It's all true, wish I'd saved a tape for myself! Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 00:42:00 +0200 From: Sebastian Fonzeus Subject: Re: Ulysses Hi! Simon White wrote: > Does anyone have any info on Ulysses "Broken Hearted Man" on Buddah? > It's a Pat Upton Song. All I know is that the same song also was recorded by The Spiral Starecase (in which Pat Upton sang and played the guitar) and released on the flipside of "More Today Than Yesterday" on Columbia. Take care! /Sebastian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 19:15:10 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Johnny And The Hurricanes I asked: > David....What is the the title and # of the CD that > has Johnny and the Hurricanes doing vocals and Beatle > type stuff? Dave: > The titles of the CDs are "Johnny And The Hurricanes > Live At The Star-Club Hamburg, Vol. 1 and 2." I will > look up the number for you, but I do know they were > reissued on the Atila label, apparently by Johnny > Paris himself a few years ago. Possibly limited run > jobs, I bought them at a record show. Thanks, Davey Boy!!! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 00:33:14 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Cameo-Parkway in the UK Mike Edwards: > UK London must have contracted with Abcko to release Cameo- > Parkway material in the UK in the late 70s because a number of > 45s and albums were issued. You have mentioned Dee Dee Sharp's > "The Cameo Parkway Sessions" and others included: > Orlons - Best Of > Chubby Checker - Greatest Hits > Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again/The Twist on 45 > Various - The American Dream (The Cameo Parkway Story 1957-63) > Various - Philadelphia Freedom Yes Mike, I have the aformentioned Cameo-Parkway Story LP, I also have the American Dream "London American Legend" LP & on cassette somewhere exists a second volume of hits tagged on with oddities from Bruce Channel, Johnny Crawford & Jimmy Clanton etc, these albums have a date of 1975 printed inside, whilst Dee Dee's is from 1978/9. The annotator on the interior (these are double albums) is an Adam White, whilst all pics are courtesy of NME. Ken On The West Coast. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 22:40:44 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: The October Country Anybody here ever heard the group October Country's album? I have never heard or even seen a copy of the group's LP but picked up a copy of their 45 "October Country" back in 1984. That was a real red- letter day for me because I had been looking for the song since I started buying records back in 1971 and was starting to doubt it even existed! I first heard the track on the radio around late 1967 or early '68 and it really stuck in my mind, although I was only 12. Later I tried to research it and came up empty everywhere (this was long before the internet and record research price guides!) When I found a copy (at a Salvation Army thrift store)I remember thinking "I wonder if it will sound as good as I remember it from childhood?" Well it sounded as good-if not better-than I remembered. I always love it when I can track down a "musical Grail" from my childhood. I know that Michael Lloyd of West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band fame wrote and produced the tune and wondered if anyone had a chance to hear the whole LP. The review I saw at the AllMusic Guide site rated it very highly. Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 00:37:24 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Cameo-Parkway Simon White: > I dream of Cameo Parkway. I was recently exposed to The Bronzettes' > "Hot Spot" and I can honestly say it has restored my faith in music's > ability to make me jump around. That's funny I dream of Big Top & Twirl!!!! Should we call for Freud? Ken On The West Coast. ----- Original Message ----- From: Simon White To: spectropop@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 8:50 PM Subject: Spectropop - Re: Cameo-Parkway Ken Silverwood wrote: > A tentative question: I am in possession of a Dee Dee Sharp > LP, "Cameo-Parkway Sessions," on London American, issued in > the late 70s. I was under the illusion that none of the Cameo > -Parkway stuff has been available, legally, since a certain > ABKCO acquired them? There were a number of albums released at that time Ken - Orlons, Chubby Checker, Tymes, Dovells, maybe more - and some tasty 45s too - Yvonne Baker's "You Didn't Say A Word" and Bobby Paris' "Night Owl" - a double sider I think; Chubby's "You Just Don't Know" and "At The Discotheque" and things like "Slow Twisting," the inevitable "Let's Twist Again" and "The Twist" and possibly more - although that's all I can think of. Decca must have had the rights at that time and as far as I know nothing has legally been issued since. Mr Phil Chapman may have some more info on this one. Am I allowed to mention at this point the recently UK released Grapevine 45 (G2K 134) which is a previously unissued (different song same backing track) acetate version of Yvonne Baker's above- mentioned Northern Soul Classic, in this case entitled "Think It Over" and credited to The Chesterfields? I dream of Cameo Parkway. I was recently exposed to The Bronzettes' "Hot Spot" and I can honestly say it has restored my faith in music's ability to make me jump around. Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ADVERTISEMENT http://www.spectropop.com/ ________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ Shindig! - A celebration of 60s pop. Friday June 20 http://www.chachacharming.com Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service. End

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