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Spectropop - Digest Number 987



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There are 14 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Dennis Wilson and Rumbo 45
           From: JJ 
      2. SHAKE & FINGER POP! Bank-holiday special Friday 22nd August, Brighton UK
           From: Chris king 
      3. Re: Buddah stuff
           From: Andrew Jones 
      4. International Pop Overthrow
           From: John Hesterman 
      5. Re: Gene Pitney '60
           From: Phil Milstein 
      6. Re: Buddah stuff
           From: Patrick Rands 
      7. Jack Nitzsche, an apology
           From: Martin Roberts 
      8. Looking for long LP version
           From: Justin McDevitt 
      9. Re: bronzing
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
     10. Re: Dennis Wilson and Rumbo 45
           From: Mikey 
     11. Roy Orbison at MGM
           From: Richard Hattersley 
     12. Re: Dennis Wilson and Rumbo 45
           From: Andrew Hickey 
     13. Re: Roy Orbison at MGM
           From: Art Longmire 
     14. Re: Dennis Wilson and Rumbo 45
           From: JJ 


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Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 12:49:17 -0000
   From: JJ 
Subject: Dennis Wilson and Rumbo 45

Has the below 45 ever been re-issued on cd?

Dennis Wilson and Rumbo-Sound of Free b/w Lady 69ish 45.

**A buddy burnt "Lady" to me (not the best quality), and 
I was amazed to find out that this was the ORIGINAL early 
version to the American Spring 73 45 b-s. "Fallin' In Love" 
== their title!

As much as I LOVE the AS version, DW takes it to an unbeaten 
level!

JJ



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Message: 2 Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 14:30:14 +0100 From: Chris king Subject: SHAKE & FINGER POP! Bank-holiday special Friday 22nd August, Brighton UK Dear fellow UK-based Spectropoppers - Just a brief mail to let you know that Da Doo Ron Ron - the one and only 60s girl group club - are proud to present a brand new 60s club night, SHAKE & FINGER POP! Following on from July's sell-out launch we have a Bank-holiday Shake special on Friday 22nd August @ the Sussex Arts Club, 07 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1. Tel:-01273-778020. 9pm - 2am. 4 on the door on the night! Da Doo Ron Ron DJs Chris Da Doo & Si Bridger spin 100% brogue-burning, 60s floor-filler. Expect stacks of soul, especially Motown & northern, heaps of beat and a soupcon of ska. For more info check the DDRR site:- http://homepage.ntlworld.com/dadooronron/ or E-mail:-shake.fingerpop@ntlworld.com Oodles, Chris Da Doo -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 09:51:06 -0400 (EDT) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Re: Buddah stuff As I understand it, the 1910 Fruitgum Co. was a real band, but "Simon Says" was the only single that featured the complete band. All the other Fruitgum singles were by lead singer Mark Gutkowski and session players. (And on "Goody Goody Gumdrops" even Mark may have been absent - the singer on the demo sounded so much like Mark that they used him instead. So I've heard.) The Fruitgum Co. was also supposed to be a decent live band, doing more "sophisicated" material in their live act than on their records. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 07:49:18 -0700 From: John Hesterman Subject: International Pop Overthrow It's great to hear David Bash is taking the IPO to the Cavern in Liverpool! My band, The Offbeats, had the opportunity to do a show there last May, and I'd like to state for the record how much we appreciated the professionalism and hospitality of the Cavern staff, especially Alex McKechnie, the General Manager. The Cavern has a long and impressive history, quite a reputation to live up to. Alex and his staff are carrying on the tradition with style and class. David chose the right place! Rock & Roll :) John Hesterman For details on The Offbeats at The Cavern, see http://www.theoffbeats.com/gallery.html _________ |_________| ) ( | GRAPE | | JAM | \_______/ . . . . The Sixties Rock! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 12:20:51 +0000 From: Phil Milstein Subject: Re: Gene Pitney '60 Phil Milstein wrote: > Anyone here researching Gene Pitney? I found a one-page > article/photo/interview on/of/with him in the Nov. 1960 > issue of a small NYC journal called Songwriter's Review, a > copy of which I will send to anyone upon request. ... I've subsequently done with this article what I should have thought to do in the first place, which was to scan it and upload it to the Photos section of Spectropop's Yahoo site. Entitled "Just 19 -- With 20 Disks in a Year!", the article emphasizes Gene's writing career, mentioning some early cuts of his tunes that may or may not be known to Pitney collectors. Songwriter's Review was pitched at the amateur songwriter, and as such the article is intended to encourage the reader to keep at it, because, as Pitney's success demonstrates, "Tin Pan Alley can be hit hard by a totally unknown writer!" It does, though, also refer to the recording aspect of his career, mentioning his Musicor debut as well as a pre-Musicor release on Blaze under the name of Billy Brown. View it at http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/spectropop/lst?.dir=/&.src=gr&.view=t Enjoy, --Phil M. P.S. Thanks to the Admin Team for reorganizing the files in the Photos area. It is now very clean, and easy to navigate. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 16:40:54 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Buddah stuff Hi Artie, I always thought that Lesley Gore could've done some wonderful music if she had gone to Buddah after her Mercury stint, perhaps in a more straightforward pop mode than her "arty" sides she did on Crewe Records. Were you and she friends at this point in time (sometime in '69-70)? I guess I think this because she and Lou Christie are good friends, having toured together and released a duet single in the 80s - I can imagine it being more fruitful had it occurred in the late 60s/early 70s. Any thoughts? Would this have been a possibility or am I just dreaming? :Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 19:42:31 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche, an apology My postbag has been filled by frustrated listeners wanting to know the winner of The Record of the Week, I understand their anger and apologise for my delay. The votes are all counted now and I should be posting an update message in a day or two. To help make amends I've played The Blossoms' "Stoney End" (requested by Frank) and Billy Mitchell/Jeff Barry? with Ellie's co-wr, "Short Skirts" (requested by 'Country' Paul) to musica. A big thank you to David 'Spector Collector' Young for playing the Japanese pressing of "Paradise" to musica, my first hearing of this version, what a marvellous record! In all its guises. Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 13:43:02 -0500 From: Justin McDevitt Subject: Looking for long LP version Hello Spectropop, In my copious LP collection, I have a triple LP Best of the 60s comp that includes the extended version of Crimson and Clover with the cool fuzz-tone guitar break in the middle. The LP containing this track is a little beat up, so I would like to find an extended version of this track on a Best of Tommy James and the Shondells comp. Rhino released a Crimson and Clover - Celophane Symphony Cd. However, C&C (track 1), is the shorter radio version. Two or three other Tommy James and the Shondells Best of comps also feature the shorter version. Is there a compilation on CD that contains the longer track. If not, I will visit one of the local used LP emporiums here in the Twin Cities with the objective of purchasing the original Crimson and Clover LP, if a copy is available. Any help would be appreciated. Justin McDevitt -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 19:59:52 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin Subject: Re: bronzing David Bell wrote: > I've just taken out my Chiffons' CD "Greatest Recordings" > on Ace Records and noticed that it has has bronzed. I had the same thing happen to my CD about 5 years ago. The label dye that Polygram used at the time (early 90s) was defective and caused the CD to bronze. Polygram had an exchange program for defective CDs but I'm reluctant to send my CD because this webpage is old and I don't know if this deal is still going. http://www.classical.net/music/guide/bronzedcds.html The songs near the end of my Chiffons CD started getting a crackling noise. Luckily I got a CDR copy through a trade. My suggestion is to make a CD-R copy ASAP before your CD becomes unplayable. Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 15:40:12 -0400 From: Mikey Subject: Re: Dennis Wilson and Rumbo 45 Isn't "Rumbo" the Captain from The Captain and Tenille? -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 20:15:58 +0000 From: Richard Hattersley Subject: Roy Orbison at MGM I just got a copy of a CD of Roy's work at MGM. I was unfamiliar with this period and I can't understand why it all flopped so bad. Here in the UK "It's Over" was a huge hit and then it was like he suddenly dropped off the earth. Does any one know why his MGM sides fared so badly (bar the minor hit with the annoying Penny Arcade)? Was the MGM promo dept that bad! Richard http://www.wiz.to/richardsnow -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 20:34:44 +0100 From: Andrew Hickey Subject: Re: Dennis Wilson and Rumbo 45 JJ wrote: > Has the below 45 ever been re-issued on cd? > Dennis Wilson and Rumbo-Sound of Free b/w Lady 69ish 45. No - neither side has *officially* been released on CD, although they might well come out as bonus tracks when they finally get round to reissuing Pacific Ocean Blue. Rumbo incidentally was Darryl Dragon, later of the Captain And Tenneille. The A-Side, Sound Of Free, was almost as good as the B-side, even given the somewhat new-agey Mike Love lyrics, and would have fit perfectly on Sunflower. -- http://stealthmunchkin.com Stealth Munchkin play the Cavern, Liverpool in October As part of International Pop Overthrow. More details shortly -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 22:01:04 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: Roy Orbison at MGM Richard Hattersley wrote: > I just got a copy of a CD of Roy's work at MGM. > I was unfamiliar with this period and I can't understand > why it all flopped so bad. Here in the UK "It's Over" was > a huge hit and then it was like he suddenly dropped off the > earth. Does any one know why his MGM sides fared so badly > (bar the minor hit with the annoying Penny Arcade)? Was the > MGM promo dept that bad! Hello Richard, I agree with you in that Roy unfortunately didn't do all that well commercially during his MGM period. My understanding is that a lot of it had to do with the whole British Invasion-Dylan /Folk-Rock explosion in the mid-sixties which kind of left Roy behind. I have some of his MGM singles - "Cry Softly Lonely One" is one that springs to mind - and they are all excellent. Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 23:03:03 -0000 From: JJ Subject: Re: Dennis Wilson and Rumbo 45 Andrew Hickey: > The A-Side, Sound Of Free, was almost as good as > the B-side, even given the somewhat new-agey Mike Love lyrics, > and would have fit perfectly on Sunflower. **Thanx a lot for the info! Anyone got a spare of the orig 45?(will pay a healthy sum!) JJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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