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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)
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There are 15 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Cheryl, Kathleen and Patrice - Full Throttle!
           From: Jean-Emmanuel Dubois 
      2. Barry White
           From: Artie Wayne 
      3. Re: Run To My Lovin' Arms
           From: Mikey 
      4. Re: Murray The K Live LP
           From: Phil Milstein 
      5. Re: Chiffons
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
      6. Checking in...
           From: Andrew 
      7. Now And Them / Liquid Room
           From: David Ponak 
      8. Tammy St. John
           From: David Parkinson 
      9. DION - I can't help but wonder where i'm bound '65 45
           From: JJ 
     10. Jack Nitzsche Update
           From: Martin Roberts 
     11. Re: Checking in...
           From: Mark Frumento 
     12. Re: Chiffons
           From: Mick Patrick 
     13. Re: Run To My Lovin' Arms/My Boyfriend's Back
           From: Ian Chapman 
     14. Re: Dino!!
           From: Martin Roberts 
     15. Re: Tammy St. John
           From: Mick Patrick 


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Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 23:50:41 +0200
   From: Jean-Emmanuel Dubois 
Subject: Re: Cheryl, Kathleen and Patrice - Full Throttle!

> Talking of girl groups that need to appear on CD . . . I'm all for
> an "Ultimate Chiffons" compilation, but please let's not forget
> about Josie and The Pussycats!...Come on, let's get it done, then
> ...who's up to the challenge?

Dear Don-

I'm interested in releasing such a collection. I've been in touch 
with Sue Sheridan but finally didn't interview her due to busy 
schedule of French magazine. Anyway, for France and some export 
in europa & overseas - I'm all for it - with my label:
http://www.euro-visions.net

Jean-Emmanuel



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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2003 15:41:27 -0700 (PDT) From: Artie Wayne Subject: Barry White The first time I met Barry White he was sitting behind my desk at Irving/Almo music amused at the dance floor I just had put in my office. I had been trying unsuccessfully to set up a meeting to play some songs for him when one of my assistants, Gloria Sequoia, got her old friend to drop by the office. From then on he dropped in whenever he could. He even spoke at one of the writers meetings I used to hold on the soundstage at A+ M. He was truly a gentleman and the more sucessful he became the more humble he was. I doubt if there was any other artist who assisted in more conceptions than Barry White....but what I admired most about him was the positive way he promoted love and devotion in his music during a time of rampant promiscuity. When he talked..... you listened. When he sang.......... you knew he was for real !! Warmest regards, Artie Wayne -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2003 20:06:48 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Run To My Lovin' Arms Martin Roberts: > ..."Run To My Lovin' Arms". The song was of course released, > perhaps best known in the UK as sung by Billy Fury and in the > US by April Young... Mick Patrick: > The best-known US version of "Run To My Lovin' Arms" (although > maybe not the original) was by that great black balladeer Lenny > Welch, for whom it reached the fag-end of the Hot 100 late in > 1965... Also done quite nicely by Jay and The Americans. Mikey -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2003 21:52:44 -0400 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Murray The K Live LP Tony Leong wrote: > Years ago in an oldies vinyl store, I once saw an LP of a live Murray > The K Show (obviously taped in late 1965). I distinctly remember > seeing the listing for the Royalettes doing "It's Gonna Take A > Miracle", Shangri-Las singing "I Can Never Go Home AnyMore", and the > Young Racals (I think doing "Aint Gonna Eat My Heart Out..."). Does > anybody know of this LP??? Does anybody HAVE this LP??? Can anybody > tell me what else was on this LP? I am curious, since I never saw > this LP again!!!. I already have the 1963 and '64 Holiday Shows > (well, snippets from them) on CD, and they are a HOOT!!!!! Murray The K Presents: The Rascals: I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore Janis Ian: Society's Child The Bee Gees: Holiday Vanilla Fudge: You Keep Me Hangin' On Janis Ian: Younger Generation Blues The Bee Gees: To Love Somebody The Blues Project: Wake Me, Shake Me Joe Tex: Hold Onto What You've Got Joe Tex: You've Got What It Takes The Shangri-Las: I Can Never Go Home Anymore The Royalettes: It's Gonna Take A Miracle Deon Jackson: Love Makes The World Go 'Round --Phil M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 09:50:19 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Re: Chiffons Mick Patrick wrote: > By my reckoning, the Chiffons released 50-odd tracks on Laurie, > enough for a double CD, but perhaps not a box-set. But not *all* > of the tracks are that great. I'm thinking of "Da Doo Ron Ron" > and "The Loco-Motion", for starters. They did cut a super cover of "My boyfriend's Back" on the "Sweet Talkin' Guy" LP, which does sound like they rushed through it but the muscular drums and the faster tempo works wonders on updating it for 1966. The group needs a new collection - the best one I have is "The Chiffons Greatest Recordings" on ACE Records from the early 90's. I think it was the first CD I bought that Mick and Malcolm compiled and I was amazed they crammed 33 songs on one CD. My only little gripe is they should have included "Love Me Like You're Gonna Lose Me" though they mentioned it in the liners. I didn't hear it until a few years ago. BTW why did ACE cut it out? Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 11:35:48 -0000 From: Andrew Subject: Checking in... Just a few words to say 'hi'. Seven, apparently. Cheers, Andrew -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 12:22:03 -0400 From: David Ponak Subject: Now And Them / Liquid Room Don: > Is there any way to listen to the Liquid Room after it has aired? > I couldn't figure it out. I really want to hear Them doing "You're > Just What I Was Looking For Today" Don, Unfortunately, there's no way to listen to archived "Liquid Room Shows," however, the "Now And 'Them" CD is easily available on Rev-ola. You should be able to get it through Amazon. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 10:44:03 -0700 From: David Parkinson Subject: Tammy St. John I just spent a week off, puttering around the house and avoiding chores, and happened upon Tammy St. John's version of "Dark Shadows and Empty Hallways" on "Here Come The Girls, Vol. 1". I have to say that this is one of the greatest anguish songs I've ever heard; she lost her man and she's just falling to pieces. It's really something else. The liner notes from the CD are heaven only knows where, after a recent move, so what can people out there tell me about Tammy and this amazing recording? Who wrote it? Who produced it? Does she have other recordings like this one? (Does anyone?) And if anyone wants to snap at this bait: I'd be interested to hear what people consider to be the all-time great "hurtin'" songs. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 14:26:33 -0000 From: JJ Subject: DION - I can't help but wonder where i'm bound '65 45 **Anyone with a spare, in nice nick, of this Columbia 65 45? Will pay a decent sum... JJ/Sweden -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2003 18:45:02 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche Update John Andrea's "Look In My Eyes Maria" (written by Bacharach & David) is the new Record Of The Week at Jack Nitzsche At Spectropop, now playing on the home page: http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/index.htm The choice for next week is between Joni Lyman or Albert Stone. The jingle On The Radio page is "Modern Jazz": http://www.spectropop.com/JackNitzsche/radio.htm Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 20:17:15 -0000 From: Mark Frumento Subject: Re: Checking in... Andrew wrote: > Just a few words to say 'hi'. Andrew - good you're here. Did our mutual friend Steve Harvey send you? Or someone/something else? Mark Frumento -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 22:42:59 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Chiffons Someone called Mick Patrick wrote: > By my reckoning, the Chiffons released 50-odd tracks on Laurie, > enough for a double CD, but perhaps not a box-set. But not *all* > of the tracks are that great. I'm thinking of "Da Doo Ron Ron" > and "The Loco-Motion", for starters. Billy G. Spradlin: > The group needs a new collection - the best one I have is "The > Chiffons Greatest Recordings" on ACE Records from the early 90's. > I think it was the first CD I bought that Mick and Malcolm > compiled and I was amazed they crammed 33 songs on one CD. My > only little gripe is they should have included "Love Me Like > You're Gonna Lose Me" though they mentioned it in the liners. I > didn't hear it until a few years ago. BTW why did ACE cut it out? Hey la, Actually, Malcolm and I didn't compile the Chiffons CD, Ace's MD Roger Armstrong did. But we did write the sleevenotes. Unfortunately, in those days, we were still under the impression that the Chiffons who waxed for Big Deal, Reprise and Wildcat were the same quartet that appeared on the Laurie label. Of course, we now know that's totally WRONG. So the sleevenotes were wrong, and so was the discography. Oh, the shame! Me and Malcolm SULKED for days because "Love Me Like You're Gonna Lose Me" and "What Am I Gonna Do With You (Hey Baby)" were not included on the CD. But mastertapes for these two wonderful tracks seem NOT to exist. That's why the cuts were left off. Ho hum. Anyway, eleven years have gone by, so I'm almost over it now. :-) Btw, I dunno who it is singing "Stop, Look And Listen" on said Ace CD, but it sure AIN'T the Chiffons. Anyone? Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 23:20:22 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re: Run To My Lovin' Arms/My Boyfriend's Back Mikey wrote re. "Run To My Lovin' Arms": > Also done quite nicely by Jay and The Americans. And by the Lettermen too, one of several Spector-influenced tracks the guys cut and the flip of "You'll Be Needing Me Baby," the Dave Gates song - a great quality 2-sider. Billy G. Spradlin on the Chiffons: > They did cut a super cover of "My Boyfriend's Back" on the > "Sweet Talkin' Guy" LP, which does sound like they rushed > through it but the muscular drums and the faster tempo works > wonders on updating it for 1966. Absolutely right! One of the coolest gg sides in existence! Right from the drum-filled spoken intro, with Sylvia's hip "aah, sing it Judy" response, the record has bite and the girls really sound like they're not to be messed with! It falls right into the 'you'll-get-yours-you-*****' category, along with the Gingersnaps' "Sh-Down Down Song (You Better Leave Him Alone)" and the Darlettes' (et al) "Here She Comes". The Chiffons' has always been my favourite version of "Boyfriend," not just for the reasons stated, but also, I suspect, because it was the first version I ever heard. I dunno, but when I finally got to hear the Angels' original it sounded so tame in comparison, much as I love a lot of their other stuff. Anyone else, or is it just me....?!! Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2003 00:15:43 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Re: Dino!! In regard to Dean Martin TV show DVDs, albabe asked: > Has anyone ordered these discs yet? Hello albabe, I showed Sue your very well written and detailed description of the TV Show DVDs and she has got them. Video copies from a friend, so quality not A1. They are compilations; she thinks they are great, but does feel a bit too much time is spent on the guests at the expense of Dino. Woody Allen for instance is given a lot of time - OK if you're a Woody fan, but.... Reading between the lines, not as good as "That's Amore" but what is? :-) Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2003 01:02:07 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Tammy St. John David Parkinson: > I just spent a week off, puttering around the house and avoiding > chores, and happened upon Tammy St. John's version of "Dark > Shadows and Empty Hallways" on "Here Come The Girls, Vol. 1". I > have to say that this is one of the greatest anguish songs I've > ever heard; she lost her man and she's just falling to pieces. > It's really something else. The liner notes from the CD are > heaven only knows where, after a recent move, so what can people > out there tell me about Tammy and this amazing recording? Who > wrote it? Who produced it? Does she have other recordings like > this one? Hey la, What can I tell you? Tammy's real name was Judith Coster. She was born in Hornchurch, Essex. Her older sister was an opera singer. "Dark Shadows..", Tammy's third record, was issued on Pye 7N 15948. At the time, 1965, she was just 14-years-old. The record was produced by Johnny Harris. The song was written by Willett Fangette Enzel. Tammy released four singles on Pye between 1964 and 1966. And one on the Tangerine label in 1969. None of her other discs are at all similar to "Dark Shadows...". The original version of the song was by American duo Diane & Annita. That track was released only on a French EP (Vogue Int 18035). But it's now out on the "Where The Girls Are, Vol 2" CD. The "Here Come The Girls" CD (Sequel NEXCD 111) came out in 1990. It's still in catalogue. I agree, Tammy's version of "Dark Shadows..." is amazing. The Diane & Annita version isn't quite so good. Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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