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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
                  http://www.spectropop.com/Jamie.htm
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There are 18 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: October Country / Michael Lloyd
           From: Mark Frumento 
      2. Re: Kirsty MacColl
           From: Mark Frumento 
      3. Re: The Myrtelles sing Artie Wayne
           From: Ken Mortimer 
      4. Re: Brian Hyland
           From: Michael Edwards 
      5. Re: Jackie Lee
           From: Ken Mortimer 
      6. Re: Smoke / October Country
           From: Joe Foster 
      7. Re: The October Country
           From: Scott 
      8. Re: Rosetta Hightower
           From: Simon White 
      9. Songs of the Week - Music To Watch Girls By
           From: Patrick Rands 
     10. Re: Michael Lloyd
           From: Scott 
     11. Re: The October Country
           From: Patrick Rands 
     12. Re: Terry Knight and the Pack
           From: David Coyle 
     13. Re: Spectropop West Coast Summit???
           From: Dave 
     14. Walker Book
           From: Bill Craig 
     15. Re: Would You Believe
           From: Phil Milstein 
     16. Connie Francis; Sunny
           From: Martin Roberts 
     17. Re: October Country
           From: Art Longmire 
     18. Stu Phillips appearance July 17th
           From: Stu Phillips  


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Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 01:26:18 -0000
   From: Mark Frumento 
Subject: Re: October Country / Michael Lloyd

Jon Cook wrote:

> Is the October Country re-issue really happening?

I don't believe that there is talk of reissuing OC but it SHOULD be 
reissued. 

However, the last Mojo had a small blurb on the Smoke album and they 
report that Sundazed is again talking to Lloyd about the album. They 
also report (or should I say Tim Livingston reports) that Sundazed 
have not been able to track Lloyd down to finish the deal????

I agree it would be interesting to have a complete listing of ML's 
60s and early 70s work. I recently came across a single by one of my 
favorite song writers, John Pantry, that was produced by Lloyd.

In addition, a friend of mine recommended an album by Friends (MGM, 
1973) which was Lloyd, Steve Kipner (Tin Tin etc) and Daryl Cotton 
(Zoot). The album is great from begining to end.



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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 02:03:45 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Kirsty MacColl Martin - thanks for the Skeeter track on musica. I agree that Kirsty has done some incredible Skeeter Davis sound-a-likes. Kirsty could also sound exactly like Twinkle and she did an incredible Sandy Denny. The latter comparison is not as obvious because many of Kirsty's records were vocally very layered. But often her phrasing and tone is exactly the same as Denny's. Probably not surprising that many of these women were influences. One last comment: I think KM's single "Terry" is an underrated girl group classic... even if it was released in the 80s! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 06:47:30 +0100 From: Ken Mortimer Subject: Re: The Myrtelles sing Artie Wayne Hello Ian, Thank you very much for the info on the Myrtelles single. I'll keep searching for a copy and will let you know if I find one. I've got all the other Sue and Sunny recordings from the early Columbia material right up to the girls solo releases on DJM in the late 70's so would really like to get the Myrtelles single for completeness. Best Wishes Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 23:52:08 -0400 From: Michael Edwards Subject: Re: Brian Hyland David writes: > I would take "The Joker Went Wild" and his version of the > Impressions' "Gypsy Woman" over "SWAK" and "IBTW etc." any day. Interesting comparison as Brian Hyland had about 4 phases to his 60s' career. I rate "Run Run Look And See" (with J J Cale on the guitar break) higher than "The Joker Went Wild" - it was the follow-up. Neither compares to "Sealed With A Kiss" from the glorious summer of '62, though. One song I have always wanted to hear by Brian is one also recorded by Jackie DeShannon called "He Don't Understand You", a title Jackie co-wrote with Randy Newman. Anyone help? Thanks, Mike -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 06:53:53 +0100 From: Ken Mortimer Subject: Re: Jackie Lee Hi Mick, Thanks for the information on Jackie Lee. And you know Barry St. John as well!! I haven't seen Barry for ages but she's really lovely - and what a voice!!!!!! Eventually tracked down that most elusive of her singles 'Everything I Touch Turns To Tears'. Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 10:18:42 -0000 From: Joe Foster Subject: Re: Smoke / October Country Hi I'm currently mastering a reissue of October Country for release on Rev-Ola imminently......from the original masters licensed from Sony......Steve Stanley is putting together the art and notes with contributions from Michael Lloyd as we speak.......October Country were involved in the soundtrack of Spielberg's first movie "Amblin" for which Michael did all the music.....Michael gave me a VHS of this some years ago.....interesting stuff!......some of the same songs appear also on the Cattanooga Cats cartoon soundtrack! Michael is certainly an overlooked genius in my opinion! all the best Joe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 06:21:12 EDT From: Scott Subject: Re: The October Country Previously: > There's a wonderful innocence and exuberance to this song and I'd > definitely love to hear the entire album. Perfect description of the LP! Another one that's worth tracking down, though a little more psych oriented is Appletree Theatre. Also, if you want to hear Michael Lloyd doing something less innocent, check out the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band's "Where's My Daddy?" Scott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 15:14:33 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: Rosetta Hightower Ken Mortimer wrote: > I've been checking back through the digests and have been amazed > to find that Rosetta Hightower is still making the odd appearance. > Apparently she appeared at The Rocket in North London last year. > Would love to hear from anyone who was there. Also, does anyone > know whether Rosetta is still making appearances? Ken, there were two known Spectropop members at Rosetta's appearance and indeed I was one of them. She did a short set, with two backing singers and a full band. They performed "Envy", "Spinnin' Top" and "Once Upon A Time" and then Timi Yuro's U.K. recorded Northern Soul anthem "It'll Never Be Over For Me" which was arranged by Ian Green, Rosetta's husband, who accompanied her on stage. Rosetta was in fine voice and looked the same as she did on all those wonderful Cameo 45 picture sleeves! This is the perfect opportunity to mention the recently released DVD boxed set "The Strange World Of Northern Soul" (Wienerworld) which contains performances by a large number of artists of interest to Spectropop aficionados. Over 24 hours of footage and all at under 50! In the shops now folks. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 15:12:42 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Songs of the Week - Music To Watch Girls By The songs of the week website has been updated with two danceable medleys found on the Dan Hill And His Sounds Electronic play Music To Watch Girls By LP. Recorded circa 1967, the first medley included has versions of Cannonball Adderly's Work Song, Trini Lopez's Happy and the Beach Boys' Good Vibrations. The second medley includes versions of Cat Stevens' Matthew and Son, Tommy Roe's Sweat Pea, Donovan's Sunshine Superman, and The Sandpipers Guantanamera. To read about them and give them a listen (and see the wonderful album cover!) go here: http://prands.kity.nu/pramarama/sounds/index.html (click the image to see the page) :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 16:43:00 -0000 From: Scott Subject: Re: Michael Lloyd Jon Cook wrote: > Is the October Country re-issue really happening? I don't mean to > be cynical, but the The Smoke re-issue has been on the slate a few > times and never made it through. The reasons are never clear, though > some say it's a lack of agreement on one thing or another between > Lloyd and Sundazed. BTW Is there an online site that details Lloyd's > efforts in the 60's? The guy was on a hot streak, no doubt... A reader recently posed this very same question in the pages of MOJO and, according to Tim Livingston of Sundazed, there is a good possibility of seeing a CD reissue in due time. There are apparently a few small details that need to be finalized. So, let's all hope!!! Scott -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 17:10:42 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: The October Country Great review, Scott :) I wanted to add to the October Country discussion. Not only is their LP really fine (and they have a single b-side which does not appear on the LP, by the way), the other Michael Lloyd related projects are well worth investigating. The Smoke have been mentioned, but also worth finding are albums by The Cattanooga Cats and The American Revolution. Personally I think the Cats version of "My Girlfriend is a Witch" 'smokes' the October Country version, but hey, I'm glad there is more than one version of that song, it's a great punky little number. Also worth a mention is The Catanooga Cats song "My Birthday Suit", which has Peggy Clinger singing about how much she likes to sport one for her boy - and get this - the song is from a soundtrack for a cartoon. I bet the 'rents loved to know what their kiddies were listening to! All of these albums deserve a lavish reissue campaign, I hope it'll happen sooner rather than later. :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 11:15:39 -0700 (PDT) From: David Coyle Subject: Re: Terry Knight and the Pack "How Much More" is a song I was trying to think of when I was thinking of the Pack's better songs. I don't have the Pebbles CD that had that one anymore, so I couldn't think of it. I've got the "Got Love" single as well as the "One Monkey" 45 (which is a promo). I agree that's another fine Knightrocker. I sometimes wonder if they rocked out more and sounded better live than their records. Maybe being in a studio setting put Knight back into deejay mode, thus making the recordings sound thinner vocally. If I could go back in time to their Chillicothe appearance, I'm sure I could hear for myself. Anyone have any firsthand memories of the Pack live? David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 15:49:43 EDT From: Dave 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... Michael Edwards adds: > 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. Or maybe we could all just cram into Rooky Ricardo's recordshop... -dave -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 20:17:51 -0000 From: Bill Craig Subject: Walker Book Does anyone have an interest in reading the Stephen J. McParland book, All American Boys: The Walker Bros. Genesis? I've been putting off ordering a copy from the publisher because of the approx. $40 price, but if I thought that after I was done reading it and lending it to one of my friends, I could send it off to a chain of interested S'poppers that might not otherwise order a copy for themselves, it would make the expense seem more justifiable. Reply either on or off list if interested. Bill Craig -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 16:25:44 -0500 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Would You Believe Ian Chapman wrote: > Hmmm.....one of the stars of the Spectropop Shindig, the > lovely Beverly Warren, also did something similar in '66, > entitled "Would You Believe". This had a Maxwell Smart > voice cutting in throughout the song. Barbara Feldon checked in with her own Get Smart-themed 45, "99" b/w "Max," on RCA. Both sides are spoke-sung in her trademark kittenish voice. If anyone requests it, I can play either or both sides to musica. --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 21:51:55 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Connie Francis; Sunny Hello David, Sorry I can't be more helpful; Connie was a guest on The Dean Martin Show on 23/02/1967, but her song is not listed and Sue doesn't have the video. Hello Ken, Your request for Sunny's "He's Not There" is playing on musica, Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 23:15:00 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: October Country Joe wrote: > I'm currently mastering a reissue of October Country for release > on Rev-Ola imminently......October Country were involved in the > soundtrack of Spielberg's first movie "Amblin" for which Michael > did all the music.....Michael gave me a VHS of this some years > ago.....interesting stuff!......some of the same songs appear also > on the Cattanooga Cats cartoon soundtrack! Hello, Joe Great news on the October Country CD, I really look forward to the release of that one. By the way, I used to watch Chattanooga Cats as a youngster...Don't remember any of the music other than the theme song. Best Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 23:54:29 -0000 From: Stu Phillips Subject: Stu Phillips appearance July 17th Hi Spectropop fans, Just a reminder to the Los Angeles area fans about the July 17th event: "An Evening with Stu Phillips. It is taking place at 7:30 PM at The Television Academy... 5220 Lankershim Blvd, N. Hollywood. Admission $15.00. "Stu Who?" books will be available. On Oct. 17th, New York City fans can meet Stu at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore... 1972 Broadway at 7:00 PM. Stu "Who" -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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