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Spectropop - Digest Number 944

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)

There are 16 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Bobby Rydell - "The River Is Wide" - now at musica
           From: Den 
      2. Rock of Rages
           From: Amanda 
      3. After The Party - belated!
           From: Elisabeth 
      4. Re: Smoke / October Country
           From: JJ 
      5. Re: Brian Hyland/Jackie DeShannon
           From: Ron 
      6. Thanks to Stuffed Animal
           From: Mark 
      7. Stu Phillips Sixties LP on Colpix
           From: Clarke Davis 
      8. Re: Barbara Feldon & other TV tie-ins
           From: Jon 
      9. UK-based lovers of 60s girl-groups
           From: Chris King 
     10. Re: Barbara Feldon & other TV tie-ins
           From: Jeffery Kennedy 
     11. Re: The Myrtelles sing Artie Wayne
           From: David Bell 
     12. Re: The Myrtelles sing Artie Wayne
           From: Mick Patrick 
     13. Re: Sunny
           From: Ken Mortimer 
     14. Re: Rosetta Hightower
           From: Ken Mortimer 
     15. West Coast Do Dah
           From: Alan Gordon 
     16. Dino!!!
           From: Alan Gordon 


Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 00:49:10 -0400
   From: Den 
Subject: Bobby Rydell - "The River Is Wide" - now at musica

I was finally able to get this one out to musica.

Rydell had 3 or 4 singles on Reprise from
1967-68, including this one, and "The Lovin' Things"
(the Grass Roots hit), all non-LP, and fairly scarce.
Hope you enjoy.


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Message: 2 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 08:27:04 -0000 From: Amanda Subject: Rock of Rages Hi Everyone, I've noticed in past posts people have asked this question, but I haven't really found an answer to it... I'm looking for the lyrics to the "Leader of the Pack" musical, in particular "Rock of Rages", so I can perform this song for an exam I have coming up. Does anyone know where I can find these lyrics? Thanks for your time! -Amanda -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 09:03:45 -0000 From: Elisabeth Subject: After The Party - belated! Hi everyone, Finally, it's time for me to add my two cents' worth, even if it's a week late! My apologies, but life has been quite crazy since my return to Manchester, and to all involved, please be assured this wasn't a reflection of my enthusiasm in the slightest... One year ago, if you'd told me that in August 2002 I'd start performing again - and singing my favourite girl group songs no less! - I would have laughed it off. If you'd told me that a year on, I'd be singing in New York, surrounded by friends and illustrious 60s guests, followed by a cocktail party the next evening with Maxine Brown, I would have been dialling 911 and telling them to send a straightjacket sharpish! I never fail to be amazed at the amazing chain of events that have taken place for me since last August, but this had to be the grandaddy of them all. Everyone has summed up the music, the atmosphere and the events so I won't repeat that too much. But for this little girl from Toronto, via Manchester, then onto London and New York, this was a total dream come true and I can only express my heartfelt thanks to everyone for supporting me along the way. Infinite love and thanks to Sheila, not only for taking on the task of organising the event (I know how stressful it can be!) but for being such a wonderful friend in the ten years we've known each other. And to Mick, Phil, Martin, the UK 'poppers - for their continuous encouragement over the past year, and for insisting that I had to get to NYC even when I thought it was impossible! Love to my email friends with whom I finally got the chance to spend some quality time with - Keiko-chan, David A. Young and Phil Milstein. You are all fabulous and great fun, and I only wish I could hang out with you more often. And how wonderful to also become acquainted with names that were familiar to me, but who I'd never spoken to - such as Country Paul (what a pro!), Mark F. and John Clemente. (If I have missed out your name, please forgive me - some of the weekend was a blur, not helped by all those Cosmos at the Slipper Room!) It was an honour to be there, and even more of an honour to sing for all of you. I hope I did the party (and Lesley and Felice) justice! See you next time - maybe Amber will be on parole by then... love, elisabeth xx -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 09:06:55 -0000 From: JJ Subject: Re: Smoke / October Country Joe Foster wrote: > I'm currently mastering a reissue of October Country for > release on Rev-Ola imminently......from the original masters > licensed from Sony...... **WONDERFUL NEWS!! Any sign of Smoke in the Pipeline?(hehehe) JJ PS Waiting for THE POOR to "ENRICH" me!! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 11:51:30 -0000 From: Ron Subject: Re: Brian Hyland/Jackie DeShannon Mike Edwards wrote: > 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? I wouldn't mind hearing that one myself. I guess that it would be the male version of "She Don't Understand Him Like I Do". That is my favorite Jackie song. She got a lot of airplay here in Cincinnati with that one and her version of "Oh Boy". Although I had heard "Buddy" previously, they were my real introduction to Jackie. It caused this mostly singles buyer to go out and buy the LP "Breakin' It Up on the Beatles Tour", which still gets a lot of play in my house. But alas, it is one that hasn't made it to CD yet. Ron -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 14:17:04 -0000 From: Mark Subject: Thanks to Stuffed Animal I am doing some research and just happened across this mammoth study of Tico and George Goldner. Thrilled! Adelante Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 16:02:06 -0000 From: Clarke Davis Subject: Stu Phillips Sixties LP on Colpix There was an amazing LP released on Colpix in the mid sixties that I cannot get out of my mind. It was a full LP of pop songs of the day done in a "beautiful music" style by Stu Phillips. Percy Faith, and the Hollyridge Strings were doing the same concept at the time, with great success, but this LP by Stu Phillips was in a totally different realm, musically speaking. Super lush full orchestra, and dreamy chorus, with incredible arrangements, very different from either Faith or Hollyridge recordings, put this into the stratosphere of "beautiful music". The haunting way Stu took pop songs and strung them out into amazingly significant mini-works-of-art, still leaves me breathless. Unfortunately, the LP I had is long gone, and it never seems to appear on CD. Anyone else have any comments regarding this wonderful recording, or know of where it might be available on Compact Disc? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 07:33:07 EDT From: Jon Subject: Re: Barbara Feldon & other TV tie-ins Phil Milstein wrote: > 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. If you could post 'Max' to musica I would be very grateful! I'm a big fan of 60s spy TV shows and get an especially big kick out of tie-ins like the inevitable gimmick records. '99' is great, btw, for anyone who has not heard it. A great smoldering lounge song. Are there other songs that actually dealt with spy-subjects from the actors of this genre? Off the top of my head, I can't think of any. The Patrick Macnee/Honor Blackmon one is great, even becoming a hit again when re-issued in the late 80s/early 90s. There are more than a few 'golden throat' type LPs from this area that I'm sure I don't need to name. I especially like the singles that used the catch-phrase prominently, such as Telly Savalas' 'Who Loves Ya Baby?'. Also, if anyone has the 'Where's the Beef' cash-in song and wants to post it, I wouldn't complain. I can hear the groans already... jon -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 17:29:25 +0100 From: Chris King Subject: UK-based lovers of 60s girl-groups Dear UK-based Spectropoppers - Just to let you know that Da Doo Ron Ron - the one & only 60s girl group club - follows up its June sell-out with its monthly shindig on Friday July 11th @ the Sussex Arts Club, 07 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1. Tel:-01273-778020. 9pm - 2am. 4 on the door. Da doo DJs Chris 'Da Doo' King & Si Bridger spin their familiar mix of 60s girly sounds a-go-go from the likes of The Ronettes, Dusty, Supremes, Marvelettes, Lesley Gore, Barbara Lewis, Chris Clark, Shangri-Las, Petula, Lulu, Helen Shapiro, Vandellas, Brenda Holloway, Shirley Bassey & so on. You'll NEVER hear a MALE lead vocal @ DDRR! We're celebrating our 5th Birthday in October this year. DDRR web-site:- Please feel free to mail me for further info. Many thanks for your indulgence, Kindest regards, Chris Da Doo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 18:25:29 -0000 From: Jeffery Kennedy Subject: Re: Barbara Feldon & other TV tie-ins Phil Milstein wrote: > 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. FYI: Both Barbara Feldon tracks are on a Don Adams compilation CD issued by Raven titled "Get Smart!" Also, the original RCA single came in a picture sleeve. Jeffery Kennedy San Francisco -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 13:15:34 EDT From: David Bell Subject: Re: The Myrtelles sing Artie Wayne I phoned Malcolm Baumgart last night and it's unfortunate that he's such a technophobe because he has a copy of the Myrtelles 45 somewhere in his flat in London. Mick, can you go and deconstruct a pile for him and find it? (Tee hee). David. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 20:10:59 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: The Myrtelles sing Artie Wayne David Bell: > I phoned Malcolm Baumgart last night and it's unfortunate that > he's such a technophobe because he has a copy of the Myrtelles > 45 somewhere in his flat in London. Mick, can you go and > deconstruct a pile for him and find it? (Tee hee). Hey la, Maxie has no desire to own a computer. Neither has he any wish to be in possession of a J Cloth. Damp or otherwise. If you want the record finding, may I suggest you enlist the services of those two birds from TV's How Clean Is Your House? And should these comments find their way back to Mr Baumgart, I shall know exactly who the blabbermouth is! :-) I don't have the Myrtelles 45. In fact, I don't want one because it isn't very good. However, many years ago, Ian put both sides on a cassette for me. Then he swapped the record for some shiny beads. However, I still have that tape. I shall endeavour to locate it and make mp3s. Expect them to appear in musica when space permits. Watch this space. Hey la, Mick Patrick (in Marigolds) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 23:26:07 +0100 From: Ken Mortimer Subject: Re: Sunny Hi Martin Thank you so much for posting 'He's Not There' by Sunny. I absolutely love it! It never ceases to amaze me how much good material there is out there on acetate. Problem is that much of it is uncredited. I recently picked up an acetate recording by Lyn Cornell called 'As Long As You Keep Loving Me'. As far as I can tell this was never commercially released by Lyn. Thanks again though for letting me hear the Sunny track. Best Wishes Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 23:32:48 +0100 From: Ken Mortimer Subject: Re: Rosetta Hightower Hi Simon Thanks very much for the information on Rosetta Hightower's appearance at the Rocket in London last year. Hopefully this will not have been a one off and we can look forward to more live music by Rosetta (if anyone spots her name anywhere please do let me know). I'd lost touch with what Rosetta was doing and over the last few years have taken the opportunity to ask Barry St. John, Doris Troy, Madeline Bell and Ruby James if they knew what had become of her but none of them did. It's good to know Rosetta is still around! Check out her album of Motown covers (Rediffusion label 1971). Best Wishes Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 15:26:49 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: West Coast Do Dah Mike Edwards wrote re. a Spectropop West Coast Summit: > 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. Woooooooh Nelly! I said I was interested in partaking... not organizing... I'd certainly help if there were a few folks that were interested... but my shoulders are too thin (metaphorically speaking) to take on that entire responsibility. Smiles, albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 15:53:58 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: Dino!!! Martin Roberts wrote re. Dean Martin: > 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 DVDs fairly > essential. Sorry if I'm a bit dense here. So... does your friend have the TV advertised ones... or are you talking about boots? How long are the TV advertised "legit" DVDs? Quality: sound/ picture? I remember the old shows. At first I had to argue with my dad as to what we would watch in that particular hour... he was bigger than me then. Star Trek or something else was on at the same time, and being a very young hippy punk, it was sacrilegious to watch Dino. But after a few viewings I noticed the "Goldiggers..." Yeow... seriously sexy babes. It didn't take much to get me to watch the show after that. Now I actually really "dig" Dino himself, man. peace, albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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