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Spectropop - Digest Number 941



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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. "Summer Time Is Party Time"
           From: Mike Edwards 
      2. Re: Viv Stanshall's Umbrellas
           From: Ed 
      3. Paul Evans interview is tonight (Sunday, June 29th)
           From: Ronnie Allen 
      4. Re: Martins
           From: Steve Harvey 
      5. Re: Dean Martin DVD/Videos
           From: Frank 
      6. Re: Cameo-Parkway in the UK
           From: Frank 
      7. Re: I Could Have Loved You So Well
           From: Martin Roberts 
      8. Re: Cameo-Parkway, Big Top and Twirl
           From: Simon White 
      9. Skeeter And Kirsty
           From: Martin Roberts 
     10. The Pearls
           From: Ken Mortimer 
     11. Re: The October Country
           From: Scott 
     12. The Myrtelles
           From: Ken Mortimer 
     13. Re: I Could Have Loved You So Well
           From: Don 
     14. Re: Please Please Me (slowly...)
           From: Andres 
     15. Re: Artie Wayne Website
           From: David Bell 
     16. re: October Country
           From: Harvey Williams 
     17. re: Johnny Rivers, Jimmy Webb track
           From: Harvey Williams 
     18. Re: The Myrtelles
           From: Natasha McNamee 
     19. Re: Pete Antell & the Percells
           From: Phil Milstein 
     20. Re: I Just Can't Help Believin'
           From: Michel Gignac 
     21. Re: October Country
           From: Rat Pfink 
     22. Re: Dean (Martin), Nino (Tempo) & Artie (Wayne/Wynn?) etc
           From: Martin Roberts 
     23. Re: The October Country
           From: Art Longmire 
     24. Re: Johnny Rivers, Jimmy Webb track
           From: Art Longmire 
     25. Re: The Myrtelles / Just Let Me Cry
           From: Ken Mortimer 


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Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 02:41:55 -0000
   From: Mike Edwards 
Subject: "Summer Time Is Party Time"

Simon White wrote:
> I dream of Cameo Parkway

Ken Silverwood wrote: 
> Yes Mike, I have the aformentioned Cameo-Parkway Story LP

I have just posted a cut mastered from this album to musica. Now that 
the warm weather has arrived on the east coast let's celebrate it 
with Chubby Checker's anthem to the season, "Dancin' Party" from the 
summer of '62, which was a top-20 hit in both the US and UK. In the 
UK, it had the distinction of being issued on two different labels on 
its initial release: Columbia and Pye International.

As comprehensive as the Cameo-Parkway Story LP was, it omitted Chubby 
Checker's "Slow Twistin'", a # 3 US hit from earlier in 1962 (with 
Dee Dee Sharp helping out). The compilers probably thought this was 
too slow to fit in with the up-tempo dance numbers featured on this 
double LP. Could be they were right but the late great James Hamilton 
figured "Slow Twistin'" as one of the first "soul" records. 
This is my second Cameo Parkway post to musica. Listen to them now 
because you can't walk in to Tower Records and buy them on CD.

Mike Edwards





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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 00:33:44 -0400 From: Ed Subject: Re: Viv Stanshall's Umbrellas Has anyone considered sending that Stanshall petition to http://www.rhinohandmade.com They reissued all the Warner/Reprise records by The Fugs, and have also reissued stuff by Wild Man Fischer and Captain Beefheart, so they're probably receptive to Stanshall. They've really been scraping the barrel lately and could use a release like that. I haven't heard the "Umbrellas" LP, but I thought that was one of his spoken records, like the "Rawlinson" stuff. Much more musical than that type of material that that I've heard is his Teddy Boys Don't Knit LP. Ed http://www.garageband.com/artist/AbandonHope Check out my playlist of some of today's most interesting music. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 00:44:14 EDT From: Ronnie Allen Subject: Paul Evans interview is tonight (Sunday, June 29th) I'll be hosting my one-hour radio interview show with Paul Evans tonight (Sunday June 29th) at 8 PM Eastern Time. This is the show that was originally scheduled to air six days ago but was postponed because of rain! And strange as it may seem that statement is TRUE! A Little League game that had been scheduled for Saturday the 21st got rained out and had to be re-scheduled to run prior to my scheduled interview show. The game started late and ran long, forcing me to postpone my show until this evening. Paul is the guy who sang the hit "Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat" and co-wrote Bobby Vinton's #1 smash "Roses Are Red (My Love)." Information about the show, along with my previous show archives, can be found on the following web page: http://www.wbcb1490.com/rallen.htm To access this evening's show at 8 PM Eastern time please use the following URL: http://www.wbcb1490.com That is the WBCB home page. Click on "Listen Live" (upper-left) after the page loads. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 22:00:27 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Re: Martins > 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. Martin (Roberts): > It's all true, wish I'd saved a tape for myself! Actually it was Martin Landau of Mission Impossible fame, sorry. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 07:42:31 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Dean Martin DVD/Videos Albabe: > 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. This is the kind of question where there is no other possible answers : If you're a Dean Martin fan, you just got to get them. Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 07:46:47 +0200 From: Frank 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 I have all these LPs series which curiously enough were released twice in a very short time (or maybe was it a US release and then a UK release - I have to check them out). The thing is that these two different releases do not have exactly the same tracks compiled. Frank -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 09:07:42 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: I Could Have Loved You So Well Thanks Don for playing Jimmy's "ICHLYSW". A very dramatic early version of the song by Jan Burnnette is now playing in musica. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 08:55:36 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Cameo-Parkway, Big Top and Twirl Me: > 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. Ken Silverwood wrote: > That's funny I dream of Big Top & Twirl!!!! Should we call for Freud? Don't worry Ken, it's perfectly normal. Big Top is a very healthy dream indeed, in fact NOT to dream of Lou Johnson is unhealthy. However, if you start dreamng of their licsenced product, especially Cliff Richard, or Kenny Lynch's 3140 release you should make your Doctor aware. My analyst told me that. As for Twirl, I often dream of the Carvells' "Dont Let Him Know" Twirl 2022 but in my dream I never seem to quite buy one, which is a bit of a worry. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 10:50:32 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Skeeter And Kirsty Don Wrote: > "Let Me Get Close To You" is a great song and was also recorded by > Skeeter Davis, Jody Miller, and Alex Chilton. It seems Carole and > Gerry may have written an answer song to this one. There is a song > called "Try And Get Close To Me" and I think it was recorded by > Skeeter Davis, though I have never heard it. Has anyone else? I had a rummage through my Skeeter's but did not find "Try And Get...". However, it did remind me of my love affair with her (voice). Meanwhile, over on Harmony High, the discussion has turned to which vocalists (living or dead) they would share their Desert Island with and Kirsty McColl features heavily amongst the picks. After playing Skeeter's "Don't Anybody Need My Love" (wr. Jerry Fuller), I have to ask were Skeeter and Kirsty related! Discounting covers, "Don't Anybody..."/"I Can't See Me Without You" is arguably Skeeter's most 'girly' 45rpm and the most beautiful record you'll have heard this week! Now playing on musica. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 11:36:45 +0100 From: Ken Mortimer Subject: The Pearls Hi All, This is my first posting to Spectropop! My query is a 70's one. I've been trying for ages to find out whether the Pearls (Lyn Cornell and Ann Simmons) ever released an album. I know they released many, many singles on Bell, Power Exchange, Ebony and Handkerchief - but I've not been able to discover whether an album was released. Anyone know? Also does anyone know what Lyn Cornell and Ann Simmons are doing now? Cheers Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 04:33:18 EDT From: Scott Subject: Re: The October Country It is a wonderful LP. One of my personal recent discoveries. I wrote a little review on my own - ignore the sales part of the attached link (I have two copies of the LP and am selling one): http://www.geocities.com/badcatrecords/OCTOBERcountry.htm Scott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 11:45:55 +0100 From: Ken Mortimer Subject: The Myrtelles Has anyone ever heard 'Just Let Me Cry' by the Myrtelles? This was released on Oriole in '63 and was Sue and Sunny's first commercial release. I've advertised extensively for this but to no avail. Cheers Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 15:31:24 -0000 From: Don Subject: Re: I Could Have Loved You So Well Martin, I removed Jimmy Beaumont and The Skyliners and replaced it with Bobby Cookson & The Premiers, from Australia. That's 5 versions this week in Musica. I assume I don't need to post Ray Peterson. Don -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 19:35:46 +0400 From: Andres Subject: Re: Please Please Me (slowly...) The slower version of the Beatles' "Please Please Me" (but still not the original one) you can find here: http://faab.pro.tok2.com/sss/secret_trax/st99004.html SEPTEMBER 11 1962 STUDIO #2 Abbey Road Studio #2, London, 05 :00-6:45pm. 1. Love Me Do, remake tk18, RS1 2'22'' 2. P.S.I Love You, tk10, RS1 2'06'' 3. Please Please Me, tk?, RM1 2'02'' Andres -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 12:38:57 EDT From: David Bell Subject: Re: Artie Wayne Website Yes, I surely did enjoy your website, Artie, and urge all members to read it and spread the word. The pix are tremendous and the stories are well worth reading. May there be many more that you have to tell - despite the threats!!! I'm flattered to have my name mentioned at the end of your history and am pleased that I helped you in some small way to remember your life story. Best wishes, David. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 17:49:27 +0100 From: Harvey Williams Subject: re: October Country Art Longmire wrote: > 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....... You're in luck! The LP (vinyl only, I think) has recently been reissued by Columbia/Epic, which usually means that a Sundazed expanded CD issue is not far behind. Unless the copies I've been seeing around in London shops are bootlegs... The whole LP was produced & (mostly) written by Michael Lloyd, and, if he is to be believed, he played virtually all the instruments too, overdubbing his own performances onto tape once the band had gone home. For me, though, the definitive version of October Country is to be found on the LP by The Smoke, another Lloyd side-project from around the same time. Any news on the reissue yet? Harvey W -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 17:11:46 +0100 From: Harvey Williams Subject: re: Johnny Rivers, Jimmy Webb track Art Longmire wrote: > There is a track on the Johnny Rivers LP "Rewind" called "The > Eleventh Song" that I am trying to get information on. For one > thing when I listen to it, I don't notice Rivers being on the > track, at least not as a singer.... It's great, isn't it? And it's always puzzled me why there's no vocal line. But a couple of years back I picked up a sheet music anthology called The Jimmy Webb Songbook, which, besides containing quite a few titles unfamiliar to me, has a complete lyric to The Eleventh Song (What A Groovy Day). Fantastic lyric too! So now I'm even more surprised that there's no vocal. If you'd like a scan or two of the sheet music (or even a copy of the lyric) let me know. Incidentally, the 5th Dimension also recorded this number on their Stoned Soul Picnic LP, but that version is pretty much an instrumental take too, doo-doo-doo's notwithstanding. In fact, doesn't it sound like Florence & Marilyn from the 5D on Johnny's version too? They are, after all, pictured on the gatefold... All the best, Harvey W -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 18:25:25 +0100 (BST) From: Natasha McNamee Subject: Re: The Myrtelles Ken Mortimer asked: > Has anyone ever heard 'Just Let Me Cry' by the Myrtelles? This > was released on Oriole in '63 and was Sue and Sunny's first > commercial release. I've advertised extensively for this but to > no avail. Was this the same one as by Lesley Gore? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 13:24:09 -0400 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Pete Antell & the Percells Mick Patrick wrote: > In the meantime, I've placed a cool 1963 shot of the Percells > in the photo file. That's Pete Antell on the right and his > regular songwriting partner John Linde on the left. Pete doesn't > appear to have changed much in 40 years. Click right here and > enjoy: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/photos Great shot! Any explanation of why Linde appears to be wearing a lab coat? --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 18:09:14 -0000 From: Michel Gignac Subject: Re: I Just Can't Help Believin' Clark Besch wrote: > Michel, cool, didn't know about these versions. That Bobby Vee > LP is better known that its sales would show. Doesn't it have > "Someone To Love"? Cool song. Anyway, thanks everyone for the > Bob Dileo info... Clark, I think that we've found the original version of "I Just Can't Help Believin'": Barry Mann himself, in the middle of '68, if we follow this link: http://www02.so-net.ne.jp/~yana-h/BMsong2.html This link gives also many other covers of that song. Hope that helps. Michel. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 14:13:24 -0400 From: Rat Pfink Subject: Re: October Country Harvey Williams: > You're in luck! The LP (vinyl only, I think) has recently been > reissued by Columbia/Epic, which usually means that a Sundazed > expanded CD issue is not far behind. Unless the copies I've been > seeing around in London shops are bootlegs... There is a vinyl reissue floating around (I picked mine up at http://www.dustygroove.com/), however it *is* a bootleg that looks exactly like the original Columbia/Epic LP, even down to the label. RP -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 22 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 21:09:50 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Dean (Martin), Nino (Tempo) & Artie (Wayne/Wynn?) etc Hello Albabe, I passed your Dino query to the resident expert. Buy, buy, buy is the advice! A thriving market in 'shady' "The Dean Martin TV Show" videos and I've watched my share with Sue, the ones from the 60s are great fun. At an hour long (without adverts - Shame!) should make the legit DVD's fairly essential. About time I said my congrats to Bill for his Nino Tempo interview, looks good, reads great and Nino has a fine site. Another good site is Artie Wayne's and what a nice dedication to Spectropop and it's members. Re-noticing the Jordan co-writing credit reminded me to checkout The Cabin Crew "She Ain't A Yacht" (wr. Jordan-Wynn) / "Lover's Cove" (wr Dante-Wynn-Jordan-Atkins) Dimension 1031, both D-J-W Productions. This appears to be Bill Wynn's only credit and I just wondered if he was any relation? Thanks Don for another ICHLYSW, I'd guess Ray Peterson's is well known and I'd imagine we can manage without Vince Hill?! Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 23 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 21:23:20 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: The October Country Scott wrote: > It is a wonderful LP. One of my personal recent discoveries. I > wrote a little review on my own - ignore the sales part of the > attached link (I have two copies of the LP and am selling one): > http://www.geocities.com/badcatrecords/OCTOBERcountry.htm Hey, Scott Read your excellent review and really enjoyed it...I agree that there were a ton of overlooked groups from that era and am glad that these musical gems are finally being appreciated. It's interesting that I was able to actually hear this group on my local top-40 radio station (which was KFXM in Victorville California, by the way.) There's a wonderful innocence and exuberance to this song and I'd definitely love to hear the entire album. Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 24 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 21:34:12 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: Johnny Rivers, Jimmy Webb track Harvey Williams: > If you'd like a scan or two of the sheet music (or even a copy of > the lyric) let me know. Incidentally, the 5th Dimension also > recorded this number on their Stoned Soul Picnic LP... Hello Harvey, That would be appreciated...any info on the song, lyrics, etc. But it's perfect the way it is in my opinion. The Fifth Dimension's version is ok, but the version on Rivers' LP is a pop masterpiece! Of course the Fifth Dimension did their greatest interpretations of Webb's songs on the "Magic Garden" LP. Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 25 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 22:40:57 +0100 From: Ken Mortimer Subject: Re: The Myrtelles / Just Let Me Cry Me: > Has anyone ever heard 'Just Let Me Cry' by the Myrtelles? This > was released on Oriole in '63 and was Sue and Sunny's first > commercial release. I've advertised extensively for this but to > no avail. Natasha: > Was this the same one as by Lesley Gore? Hi Natasha, Yes it is the same song - only the Myrtelles version is much harder to find. Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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