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Spectropop - Digest Number 966



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There are 17 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Reparata and the Delrons Discography
           From: Louis 
      2. Re: The Ivories - Please Stay
           From: Simon White 
      3. Re: Denise Ferri/Lou Christie
           From: Ian Chapman 
      4. Re: Edwards on Hyland
           From: Ken 
      5. Re: Connie Francis on musica
           From: Stuffed Animal 
      6. Re: Reparata and the Delrons Discography
           From: Ken Mortimer
      7. Re: Reparata and the Delrons
           From: Ian Chapman 
      8. Re: The Ivories - Please Stay
           From: Will Stos 
      9. Righteous Brothers and Johnny Wimber
           From: Stuffed Animal 
     10. The Ivories
           From: Martin Roberts 
     11. Re: The Ivories - Please Stay
           From: Simon White 
     12. Re: Brian Hyland - Save Your Heart For Me
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
     13. John Kongos, Schrag
           From: Art Longmire 
     14. Re: Connie Francis' "Souvenirs"
           From: Ian Chapman 
     15. Re: Paisley Pop
           From: Ken Bell 
     16. Re: The Ivories - Please Stay
           From: Ian Chapman 
     17. Re: Reparata and the Delrons
           From: Louis 


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Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 09:27:26 -0000
   From: Louis 
Subject: Reparata and the Delrons Discography

I have been enjoying listening to the 3rd CD I got on
Reparata and the Delrons called "Magical Musical
History Tour." 

It even has 3 previously unreleased songs on it.
Any idea where those songs would fit into John Clemente's 
"Girl Groups" discography on page 93?

Regarding the 1st CD, on Collectables, which covers
the World Artists years, and some of Reparata's later
recordings, I noticed that I have the Collectables CD with 
the song "Jesabee Lancer" but now the CD does not have that
song on current issues of it.

Do you know where this song would fit in Reparata and the 
Delrons discography?

Furthermore, the CD has a great song called "A Love For
You and Me" which I do not see listed in that discography.

And finally, they have the song listed as "Summer
Thoughts."  Is this the same song you list as "A Summer
Thought" ?

Does anyone have an updated discography on Reparata & the
Delrons by any chance?

Thanks,

Louis





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Message: 2 Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 11:58:33 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: The Ivories - Please Stay Will Stos wrote: > Anybody know anything about this girl group, or the song? It > sounds very weird. Probably mid-late 60s, mix between soul and > psychedelic styles. The lead vocal is very wobbly in places. > Still, it's extremely catchy. As played on the Metropolitan Soul Show 5th May! It's a classic in Northern Soul Circles. Lead singer was Anita Anderson apparently. It has a wonderful piano in it and is very atmospheric. Kev Roberts' essential book "Northern Soul Top 500" lists it at number 332 and values it at 200 for the original Despanza release and 600 for the release on Wand! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 13:37:46 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re: Denise Ferri/Lou Christie Denise Ferri wrote: > "Lightning Strikes" and the entire "Lightning Strikes" album > was not backed up by The Tammys. The songs "Trapeze", "Diary", > "Cryin' in the Streets", Jungle", "Baby We Got to Run Away", > "Heatwave", "Goin' Out of My Head", "You've Got Your Troubles" > were all sung by three back-up singers: Denise Ferri, > Bernadette Carroll and Peggy Santiglia (The Angels).....also, > on "Baby We Got to Run Away", Denise, Bernadette and Peggy > spoke the words..."I Love You Lou". Hi and welcome to Spectropop, Denise - Thanks for the first-hand info - that album is a firm favourite here at Spectropop, and in no small part due to the great backing vocals all over it. I always thought "You've Got Your Troubles", with you girls way up in front, was more like a girl-group record, with Lou just singing alongside you! John Clemente, in his "Girl Groups" book, also put us straight regarding you, Peggy and Bernadette backing "Lightnin' Strikes". You were with Peggy in the Delicates before then, right? John's book has a couple of pics of you with Peggy and also with Arlene Lanzotti. Do you have any memories of other sessions you did that you might like to share with the group? How about solo stuff - did you ever make any records under your own name? Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 9:28:46 -0400 From: Ken Subject: Re: Edwards on Hyland Bobster wrote: > I'll look for the 1963 single with "Save Your Heart....." on > the B side. I love most of what I've heard by Brian H. If you can't find the "Save Your Heart For Me" by Brian Hyland (I saw him with Freddy Cannon and Paul Revere at Central Missouri State College back in 1968), let me know. I have it on a CD I created from all the singles I have by him. I would be glad to save that with you. Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 13:57:05 -0000 From: Stuffed Animal Subject: Re: Connie Francis on musica Mike Edwards wrote: > I knew Connie Francis did rock and roll songs for 45s and > standards for albums but it was not until I got the 1987 > Polygram CD, "Rocksides (1957-64)" that I realized what a > strong contribution she made to the girl-group genre. The best > track has to be "Don't Ever Leave Me"; Brill Building pop at its > finest. Small wonder ... with Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich writing and production credits, and Artie Butler arranging! Check out the UK single, too ... it's an alternate mix that brings La Franconero's vocals out front-and-center. The US b-side, > "We Have Something More (Than a Summer Love)" has not made it > to CD Yes, it has, albeit an out-of-print CD. Bill Levenson and I chose it for inclusion on the 1996 Polydor box set CONNIE FRANCIS SOUVENIRS. > I hope you get to enjoy "We Have Something More (Than A Summer > Love)" but it will take a couple of spins It won't take that long ... you'll love it immediately! It's got a fabulous Bert Keyes arrangement ... Latinesque soul rhythms a la Leiber and Stoller circa 1961. A few other great Connie Francis rock performances are: "Gonna Git That Man" (flipside of "Second Hand Love") "Over-The-Hill Underground" (shortlisted for inclusion on SOUVENIRS) "It's A Different World" "Fallin'"(Connie's greatest rock performance) DO THE TWIST (entire album, but especially "Mister Twister") Stuff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 14:21:54 +0100 From: Ken Mortimer Subject: Re: Reparata and the Delrons Discography Louis wrote: > I have been enjoying listening to the 3rd CD I got on > Reparata and the Delrons called "Magical Musical History > Tour."Does anyone have an updated discography on Reparata > & the Delrons by any chance? I've just read somewhere that the Reparata who was a member of Lady Flash (Barry Manilow's vocal backing group) is not the same person who sang 'Captain Of Your Ship'. Is that true? Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 14:41:42 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re: Reparata and the Delrons Ken Mortimer wrote: > I've just read somewhere that the Reparata who was a member > of Lady Flash (Barry Manilow's vocal backing group) is not > the same person who sang 'Captain Of Your Ship'. Is that true? Yes Ken, it's quite well-documented that the Reparata in Lady Flash was ex-Delron Lorraine Mazzola, who appropriated the name from the original Reparata, Mary Aiese. Mary won out in the end, Lorraine withdrawing her claim to the name before the case came to court. However..... The subject's been recently discussed over at the Legendary Girl Group Singers site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/legendarygirlgroupsingers/ There, regular Spectropop contributor Ray, who knew both Mary and Lorraine, has added a little more background info on the current situation of Lorraine. The relevant message in their archives can be found at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/legendarygirlgroupsingers/message/2016 To Louis: "Jesabee Lancer (The Belly Dancer)" - to give it its full title - was issued in 1976, and was the follow-up to "Shoes". Its b-side was "We Need You". Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 15:07:19 -0000 From: Will Stos Subject: Re: The Ivories - Please Stay Simon White wrote: > As played on the Metropolitan Soul Show 5th May! It's a classic > in Northern Soul Circles. Lead singer was Anita Anderson > apparently. It has a wonderful piano in it and is very atmospheric. Thanks Simon. Do you know what the B-side sounds like? And if they recorded anything else? Will : ) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 18:24:09 -0000 From: Stuffed Animal Subject: Righteous Brothers and Johnny Wimber I've been revisiting my Righteous Brothers album collection, and once again I've fallen in love with their Moonglow sessions! They're so raw and wild and fun. Bill Medley, undoubtedly producing sessions for the first time, created a wonderful body of work at Moonglow. My favorites include "Fannie Mae," "I Still Love You," "Burn On Love," "Gotta Tell You How I Feel" and "If You're Lyin', You'll Be Cryin'." Does anyone know what became of Johnny Wimber, the arranger on these early sides? Why did he stop working with the Righteous Brothers? And did he arrange for any other artists? Stuff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 20:43:04 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: The Ivories Perhaps I'm missing the point regarding Will and Simon's 'Ivories'(!) but I've played the Ivories' "I'm In Love", Mercury 6291, released Nov 19th 1957, to musica. Now honestly, has anyone heard a sweeter piece of doo-wop this week? Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 21:30:21 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Re: The Ivories - Please Stay Will Stos wrote: > Thanks Simon. Do you know what the B-side sounds like? And > if they recorded anything else? I only have a reissue Will, different artist flip. I don't know of any other recordings....that nice Ian Chapman fellow might..? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 20:46:02 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Re: Brian Hyland - Save Your Heart For Me Did "Save Your Heart For Me" ever appear on any of Brian's albums in true stereo? The version on MCA's "Greatest Hits" is in mono. It also sounds like it was recorded in Nashville. Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 22:09:53 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: John Kongos, Schrag I've been listening to a CD called Paisley Pop for several months now and it features a group called Schrag doing "Lavender Popcorn" and "I Wish I Was Five" - both terrific psychedelic pop songs. I tried to research the group today and was surprised to learn that the group's leader was a musician named John Kongos...who had a song out way back in 1971 that I have been looking for called "He's Gonna Step On You Again". This tune got a lot of airplay on my local a.m. station in Southern California. I'll never forget how I tried finding it in all the local stores with no success...like there was a jinx on it or something! It may have been a hit in the U.K. as well. Anybody else remember hearing this? I never came close to hearing it again, but I did get the song on a compilation LP about six years ago. Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 23:39:12 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re: Connie Francis' "Souvenirs" Mike Edwards: > "We Have Something More (Than a Summer Love)" has not made > it to CD. Stuffed Animal: > Yes, it has, albeit an out-of-print CD. Bill Levenson and I > chose it for inclusion on the 1996 Polydor box set CONNIE > FRANCIS SOUVENIRS. Don, Can I assume that Connie's "Souvenirs" was the title track of your box set? I really like that track, which always seems to get overlooked when talk turns to Connie's Brill Building-type stuff. Even though Ellie & Jeff didn't write that one, Ellie is so "all over it" on the intro. My copy is on a German 45, which lists only the writer credits (Mark Barkan/Dick Heard) Who produced it? Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 18:39:12 -0500 From: Ken Bell Subject: Re: Paisley Pop Art Longmire wrote: > I've been listening to a CD called Paisley Pop for several > months now and it features a group called Schrag doing > "Lavender Popcorn" and "I Wish I Was Five" - both terrific > psychedelic pop songs. The CD you are talking about is overall an excellent CD. It has several little known groups with some really good songs. I can't answer any part of your question, but wanted to throw my nickel opinion out there about the CD. Peace, Noiro -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 23:58:18 -0000 From: Ian Chapman Subject: Re: The Ivories - Please Stay Will: > Thanks Simon. Do you know what the B-side sounds like? And > if they recorded anything else? Simon: > I only have a reissue Will, different artist flip. I don't > know of any other recordings....that nice Ian Chapman fellow > might..? 'Fraid he can't - all he can tell you is that there was an Ivories on Jaguar in '56, but as that was a New York label, unlikely to be the Chicago group of 11 years later on Despenza/ Wand. There's also the Ivories that Martin's just played to musica, on Mercury, from '57 - obviously a boy/girl group - don't know if they're the same as the Jaguar outfit (?) And there were two more releases, both in '62 - one on the Darla label (billed as the Ivories) and one on Sparta (spelled as Ivorys, but the same group) - again, no idea if this group bore any relation to those on Jaguar or Mercury. BTW, Simon, did you catch Bobby Rydell's version of "The River Is Wide" that was played to musica a fortnight ago by Den? It's stormin' northern, Norman - right up your alley! Ian -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 00:55:07 -0000 From: Louis Subject: Re: Reparata and the Delrons Ian wrote: > "Jesabee Lancer (The Belly Dancer)" - to give it its full title - > was issued in 1976, and was the follow-up to "Shoes". Its b-side > was "We Need You". Is the correct title of the song "We Need You" or "A Song For All" because it is listed as track 18 on Collectables CD COL-CD-0527 as "A Song For All"? Do you know what the label and number of the record is? Thanks, Louis -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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