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Spectropop - Digest Number 963

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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re:  Hamilton Camp and This Little Light of Mine
           From: Dan Hughes 
      2. Re: Linda Schroeder Milazzo of the Teardrops, R.I.P.
           From: Mick Patrick 
      3. Website news
           From: Joe Foster 
      4. Re: Mikie (Harris) & the Ardons
           From: Mike Rashkow 
      5. Moses Lake
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      6. Jackie vs. Randy
           From: Steve Harvey 
      7. Re: Brute Force
           From: Phil Milstein 


Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 05:21:35 -0500
   From: Dan Hughes 
Subject: Re:  Hamilton Camp and This Little Light of Mine

Camp and Gibson  may have recorded This Little Light of Mine, but they
sure didn't write it.  It was composed was Harry Dixon Loes in the late
teens or early twenties.  Copyright was not renewed and the song is now
in the public domain.  Loes also wrote the hymn Blessed Redeemer.  

This reminds me of a Verve Forecast album from the late sixties wherein
Patrick Sky, in his 1968 album Reality Is Bad Enough, claims credit for
writing Modern Major General.  Egg on my face when I stated such credit
as fact in a conversation with some folks who knew their Gilbert &
Sullivan much better than I.


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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 12:51:13 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Linda Schroeder Milazzo of the Teardrops, R.I.P. John Clemente: > It is with deep sorrow that I inform you of the passing of > Linda Schroeder Milazzo, lead singer of The Teardrops. Linda > passed away on the morning of July 10th. She was 55 years > old. Linda had been battling ovarian cancer for several years > now. Always an upbeat person, she never let it kill her > spirit. Linda was instrumental in providing me with my book > signing out in Cincinnati in 2001. She and the other members > of the group hosted a wonderful party in my honor. The Girl > Group book was a special thrill for her because The Teardrops > were never afforded the kind of spotlight other female groups > enjoyed. The experience gave her much pleasure. I was fortunate > to have become friends with her and her husband Paul. I will > miss her. The Teardrops were a great group with a unique sound of their own. Not wishing to undervalue their songwriter Paul Trefzger or producer Bud Reneau, I think the talent of lead singer Linda was the key to the group's great sound. Listening to their CD, I find myself impressed by how different they sounded on almost each of their too few recordings. Surely, when Musicor picked up this versatile outfit from the small Saxony label, Linda and the girls must have felt stardom was just around the corner. Alas, that dream was not to be. I can vouch for the fact that, over 35 years after they were recorded, some of the Teardrops' tracks are to be heard on a regular basis at clubs in England. The Teardrops have their own page at S'pop, but y'all knew that already, right? Their CD, available via that page, is one I'd recommend to any girl group fan: Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 13:38:47 +0100 From: Joe Foster Subject: Website news OK guys.....the Rev-Ola website is up and now comparatively glitch free (expect some typos for a while yet though!)...... You can listen to stuff, read about stuff, all the usual......let me know what you think as it's still "work in progress"!..... By the way I'd strongly recommend picking up the new SPM Millennium- related releases......just so it's not all an ad for me!...... excellent stuff!....and more to come! all the best Joe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 08:56:05 EDT From: Mike Rashkow Subject: Re: Mikie (Harris) & the Ardons Jeff Lemlich writes: > Speaking of Mikie (Harris)... do you happen to know who else besides > her was on the Mikie & The Ardons record "Three's A Crowd"? Jeeze, I don't. I think that was a Bob Schwade production, before I met her. Probably just her and Jeannie. I'l forward it to her and see if she responds. By the way, this somewhat unfortunate group name, disappointingly, is for her father -- R. Donald Harris. Rashkovsky -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 15:16:09 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: Moses Lake Jon Cook: > 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? 'The Bards resurrect "The Moses Lake Recordings"' - to give it its full title - came out in 2002 on the Gear Fab record label - GF 183. Produced by Curt Boettcher & Keith Olsen. Check it out at I find it interesting but a bit patchy - not a great lost 'Begin' experience to my ears... Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 08:39:24 -0700 (PDT) From: Steve Harvey Subject: Jackie vs. Randy In 1980 I finally got to meet Randy Newman and discuss the various early stages of his career: the Pat Boone produced single, collaborations and the "Randy Newman Orchestra Plays the Music From Peyton Place" on Epic (which he had never seen or knew about). He did admit writing several tunes with Jackie DeShannon. Probably a connection via his childhood friend, Lenny Waronker. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 15:45:52 -0400 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Brute Force Country Paul wrote: > My other "wacky" favorite is "To Sit On A Sandwich." ... And let us not forget "Tapeworm Of Love." --Ph.M. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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