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Spectropop - Digest Number 962

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 14 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Please Please Me
           From: Steve Harvey 
      2. Classic Stuff
           From: Bob Rashkow 
      3. Re: Anything I Can Do?
           From: Art Longmire 
      4. Re: Collectors first album
           From: Dan Hughes 
      5. Re: Label scans
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      6. Re: Hamilton Camp
           From: David Coyle 
      7. Re: Hamilton Camp
           From: Eddy 
      8. The Metropolitan Soul Show on Soul
           From: Simon White 
      9. Re: Brian Hyland/Jackie DeShannon song
           From: Clark Besch 
     10. New Joey Stec issues
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
     11. Re: Brute Force (plus Mikie Harris)
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
     12. Re: Moses Lake (Boettcher Production)
           From: Jon Cook 
     13. "Keep The Boy Happy"
           From: Will Stos 
     14. Vinyl; Togeter reissues; Brute Force; Collectors; Thanks
           From: Country Paul >


Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 11:11:17 -0700 (PDT)
   From: Steve Harvey 
Subject: Re: Please Please Me

Actually a recently found acetate of the Beatles came up for sale 
on Ebay. The title of this demo disc was "Please Pleasure Me"! Mr. 
Epstein freaked out upon seeing this title and told the boys, "You 
are just asking for trouble, lads." Eppie had them quickly change it
to the better known "Please Please Me".

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Message: 2 Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 14:27:32 EDT From: Bob Rashkow Subject: Classic Stuff Lots of great stuff I HAVEN'T heard being discussed--I've seen Hamilton Camp do Story Theater on TV way in the past, and I know I would love "Here's To You." My personal favorite from QMS' first is "Dino's Song"--another classic! Was it Art Longmire who mentioned The Collectors' first LP? You know, even with all this wonderful stuff out there waiting to be uncovered, between their mini-rock opera "What Love?" and The Pretty Things' "Bracelets of Fingers" from S.F. SORROW, I sometimes feel as though the entire late 6Ts and what it meant to me are right there at the flick of a stereo switch! Bobster -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 18:27:56 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: Anything I Can Do? Martin Roberts wrote: > Seems a shame to waste the empty spaces on musica, I've played > the earlier mentioned, The Ashes - "Is There Anything I Can Do" > - Vault. A one page web site exists: > Thanks very much for the link, Martin. This is the best single article I've ever seen on the Ashes, and I just love the picture of the group and the label scans. Hopefully more music by this excellent group will be compiled on CD in the future. Best, Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 14:08:25 -0500 From: Dan Hughes Subject: Re: Collectors first album Art sez: > ....the Collectors (don't miss this group's first album on Warner > Brothers if you can find it)! Art, I would dearly love to have a copy of the song Howard Chrisman's Older from that first Collectors LP. Can you post it????? Thanks! ---Dan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 22:14:31 +0100 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Re: Label scans Martin wrote: > Just checked out and Brett's got a > groovy new feature, "Single Of The Day". Not mp3s but great > label and picture sleeve scans.I guess it's my age but not many > pictures 'turn me on' as much as a cool record label! You're not alone Martin! I have hundreds of label scans saved on my computer and spend many a happy hour loooking at the 45s for sale on places like Ebay. I'm not sure but I think our fetish may be linked to all that time reading label small print at record fairs! Guy. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 14:39:51 -0700 (PDT) From: David Coyle Subject: Re: Hamilton Camp If I'm not mistaken, there are two Hamilton Camp songs on "Buried Treasure." One is the aforementioned "Here's To You," and I think the other is "This Wheel's On Fire." Or am I getting it mixed up with Tom Northcott, whose version of Nilsson's "1941" is also on the collection? I think both have two songs on. The Gibson/Camp song that was covered by Simon & Garfunkel was entitled "You Can Tell The World" on "Wednesday Morning 3 A.M." Interesting about Gibson & Camp that they wrote "This Little Light Of Mine," which I always thought was an ancient church song. I never imagined singing it in Sunday School that I'd find out it only dated back to the early '60s. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 08:47:54 +0200 From: Eddy Subject: Re: Hamilton Camp Phil Milstein: > I believe Camp was also a semi-regular on M*A*S*H. I also saw > him in the early '70s in an off-Broadway production called Paul > Sand's Story Theater, where he was billed as Hamid Hamilton Camp > (had he semi-converted to Islam?). Very tiny dude -- couldn't > have been more than 5'3", but he had a lot of talent. As far as I know he was only in 2 episodes...The Moon Is Not Blue" (episode # 11.8) 13 December 1982 and "Major Topper" (episode # 6.24) 27 March 1978. Possibly of more interest is the fact that he was also in "Monkees, The" (1966) playing "Philo" in episode: "Monkees at the Movies" (episode # 1.31) 17 April 1967 not to mention in Bewitched, Bonanza, Mary Tyler Moore, Starsky & Hutch, WKRP in Cincinnati, Laverne & Shirley, Soap, Three's company, Hill Street blues, Mork & Mindy, Twilight zone, Cheers, Duck tales, Murphy Brown, ER, Lois & Clark, Star Trek and movies such as American Hot Wax, Heaven can wait, Roadie, SOB, Attack of the 50ft woman and a truckload more, including many "voices only". Eddy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 12:04:09 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: The Metropolitan Soul Show on Soul This Sunday 20th July 2003 2pm-4pm GMT on Soul The METROPOLITAN SOUL SHOW 2 solid hours of 60's, 70's but mainly Northern, Soul This week the long awaited return of The Utterly Marvellous Simon White -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 16:48:48 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Brian Hyland/Jackie DeShannon song Hi, now that I have the "power" (!!!!), I have added Jackie DeShannon and Randy Newman's Brian Hyland 45 "He Don't Undertand You" to Musica for Mike Edwards. I have really been loving Brian's Philips/Dot/Uni era stuff lately. Faves: "I Can Hear the Rain" (wr. Layng Martine Jr./L. Stallman), "Stay Away From Her" (wr. Hyland/Jimmy Holvay), "Stay & Love Me All Summer", "When You Touch Me" (wr. George Fischoff (98.6)/J. Meltzer), "3000 Miles" (some guy :) ), "Yesterday I had a Girl" (Hyland), "Rainy April Morning" (Hyland), "Hung Up In Your Eyes" (wr. Sonny Curtis/GD Hardin), "Holiday for Clowns" (Sonny Curtis/GD Hardin), "Get the Message" (wr. J Griffin/M Gordon). Also really like Del Shannon's "Sister Isabelle" (wr. Shannon/Hyland) and its' flip "Colorado Rain". Upon looking at my Hyland 45s, it is amazing who wrote some of his other 45s too. Bobby Russell ("Joker..."), Ray Whitley ("Run, Run, Look & See)--in case you didn't know, Ray wrote "The Lovin Things" that we have been talking about lately among others--, John Hall ("If You Come Back"), Bobby Hart ("With my Eyes Wide Open"/"Out of the Blue"). Of course, the Jackie DeShannon/ R. Newman (I assume this is THE Randy Newman) on the first listed "He Don't Understand You". Funny that the flip of this 45 is "Love Will Find a Way", later a hit by Jackie DeShannon. Actually, her song was a different song, but maybe the idea stuck in her head for later????? Anywya, hope you enjoy this cool Hyland song. Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 19:48:33 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: New Joey Stec issues Thanks are due to Ron W for posting the very full details of the new Sonic Past issues of The Millennium, Randy Meisner and Sandy Salisbury. Since my original posting about them, I've been enjoying them more. They should be pretty essential for anyone wanting to get more into this wonderful period, and as well as this, excellent as Curt B was, these releases do underline the wealth of OTHER talent there was in the Millennium. The really cool thing is that Joey tells me that if these go well enough, there will certainly be more to come - so, seek 'em out fellas! Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 20:05:41 -0400 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Brute Force (plus Mikie Harris) Mike Rashkow wrote about Brute Force: > Not add, but reiterate; that it was my favorite cut on the LP, that the > production on that LP was first class--Columbia Studio, John Simon Prod. > AND, Ellie, Jeannie and Mikie all the way in the BG parts. Speaking of Mikie... do you happen to know who else besides her was on the Mikie & The Ardons record "Three's A Crowd"? Thanks, Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 16:06:01 EDT From: Jon Cook Subject: Re: Moses Lake (Boettcher Production) Greetings all - I remember about a year or so ago the announcement that the Moses Lake album would finally make it to CD. Since then I haven't heard a word. Can anyone give a review? It is/was a Boettcher production, wasn't it? Thanks for any help - jon cook -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 20:24:00 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: "Keep The Boy Happy" Just before the Chiffons thread ends, I'd like to ask a question about this B-side song. Why are their no backing vocals? Was this track always a solo by Judy, or were there once background vocals that were wiped off? I always found it odd. Before I knew anything about the group I had the Ace CD The Fabulous Chiffons which had twelve tracks, the last of which being this one listed as being released in 1968. I thought the group might have broken up and this was a last single recorded by Judy as a solo but released under the group name. Now I know that's not true. Anyone know the real story? Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 01:41:19 -0400 From: Country Paul > Subject: Vinyl; Togeter reissues; Brute Force; Collectors; Thanks Steve Harvey, thanks for the vinyl testimonial. I have many of my 45's in the original company sleeves and albums in the original inserts as possible. (The clumps of color on the 45 sleeves make the artists easy to find, as I file by artist.) Those Columbia plastic sleeves were problematic, though; they shipped DJ copies with white paper inserts, which were easier to deal with. Ron Weekes, you've really whetted my appetite with your thorough Sandy Salisbury and Millenium album reviews. One of my all-time favorite records is Salisbury's version of the Fleetwoods' "Come Softly To Me," actually the A side of "Once I Had A Little Dog" on a Together stereo 45. Very Wilsonian/subtle Spectorian in its production. I don't patronize Wal-Mart (for a variety of political and personal reasons); is there a website for ordering these? Martin Roberts: > ...The Ashes - "Is There Anything I Can Do" - Vault. A one page web > site exists: > Where do you find these gems? Great site - who knew? (The song's nice, too!) Martin again: > ...[The] Brute Force track I mentioned, "Making Faces At Each > Other"... on his "Confections of Love" LP....The track is > 'interesting'....I've played Brute's, "In Jim's Garage" to musica. > This is not only interesting but musically enjoyable as well... My other "wacky" favorite is "To Sit On A Sandwich." From memory: "Nothing could be finer, nothing could be wiser.... / in this day and age of such advanced civilization / Than to pounce / and sit on a sandwich.... / Oh, to go frolic through the cole slaw, what for? / Who knows anymore.... / Oh, to laugh and frolic through the pickles / While the big Sandwich Maker Himself/ sits high on His Olympian shelf / and giggles / and prepares for the wurst!" (Why do I remember these things?!?!?) In context, it's quite the piece of social commentary. Really. The album is a bit like Broadway on LSD - or maybe one too many martinis! In fact, I always wondered why a Broadway show of this wasn't produced, although I can't imagine what the storyline would be! Art Longmire: > ...the Collectors (don't miss this group's first album on Warner > Brothers if you can find it)! Agreed...very fine Canadian group; WFMU just played thee opening track "What Is Love?" last week. Later became Chilliawack, who I remember as somewhat less exciting but still popular in Canada. Department of Thanks: Andrew Jones, thanks for the nod on the Chordettes. (I feel strange liking - a lot - an artist played on what some radio folks derisively called the "Music of Your Wife" format, but then again, I've done stranger things in my life!) Dave Feldman: thanks for the first-person write-up on Hamilton Camp. Bryan, thanks for the off-list Thrills review (I'd typed your name on my last post, but somehow accidentally edited you out - mea culpa). Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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