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Spectropop - Digest Number 989

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 16 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Roy Orbison at MGM
           From: Richard Hattersley 
      2. Jackie DeShannon
           From: Peter Lerner 
      3. Re: Mono mixes
           From: Ken Bell 
      4. Re: Patrice Holloway: She's Got Skills
           From: Scott 
      5. Tootie & the Bouquets/Alder Ray
           From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
      6. Re: More news and notes
           From: Peter Lerner 
      7. Nilsson - The Point DVD
           From: Susan Lang 
      8. Re:  Jack Nitzsche Update
           From: Jeff Lemlich 
      9. Reminder - A special request for Ron Dante's birthday
           From: Laura Pinto 
     10. Needles And Pins
           From: Peter Lerner 
     11. oops, schmillssonn*
           From: Alan Gordon 
     12. Teen-Age Dreams
           From: Martin Roberts 
     13. Re: The Breakaways
           From: Greg Ogarrio 
     14. Chattahoochee
           From: Peter Lerner 
     15. The Dovells on musica
           From: Michael Edwards 
     16. Re: Buddah stuff
           From: Clark Besch 


Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 00:20:10 +0000
   From: Richard Hattersley 
Subject: Re: Roy Orbison at MGM

Andrew Jones:
> If you don't have the Polydor CD "Roy Orbison: The Singles 
> Collection 1965-1973", it has a fine booklet which gives 
> several possible different explanations for the downturn 
> of Roy's career while at MGM.

Yeh "Cry Softly Lonely One" is great.
Southbound Jerhico Parkway is another one of my favourites.
What I find most amazing is that He had big hits in the UK 
right up to the end with Monument, but fell off the chart 
as soon as he went with MGM.
Normally an artist's fall is a little more slow, like for 
example Del Shannon's chart positions.


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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 22:03:31 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Jackie DeShannon Shea Ryan wrote: > I LOVE Jackie DeShannon...but I can't recall her version of > "Needles and Pins". Will have to look into that. Whatever > happened to her? Last thing I heard from her was the song > "Vanilla Olay", in the early 70s... Oh Shea...... that means you missed her superb Columbia album "New Arrangement" in 1975, her two very different albums for Amherst in the late 70s, and her brilliant 2000 comeback album "You know me". You'll find "Needles And Pins" (yes Jackie's version was the original!) on almost any compilation CD of her material. Still great after 40 years! Why not catch up with Jackie via her Appreciation Society website Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 18:50:57 -0500 From: Ken Bell Subject: Re: Mono mixes David Goodwin: > I've recently been doing some mono LP rips, and it got me > there any established place on the internet > for people to go to share long-OOP mono mixes? There is such a group, I think there you will find many of us with the same interests. Ken Bell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 03:41:31 -0500 From: Scott Subject: Re: Patrice Holloway: She's Got Skills Okay... Stuffed & Laura. I have to agree with you both about Patrice Holloway. I first picked up on her through her great Josie & the Pussycats work (probably my favorite record ever, though I rarely admit it). "Roadrunner" and "Voodoo" are some of the best tunes Saturday mornings ever heard. But when I heard "Stolen Hours" for the first time a few years ago, I about hit the roof. How was this track NOT a huge pop or soul hit?! The infectious chorus grabs you and will not let go!! The "Del-Viking" I can do without. She's barely there, but "That's the Chance" sounds like a Josie outtake (same producers even, I believe). I am wondering why we haven't seen anyone release a retrospective compilation of Patrice tracks. She recorded for what-- 3 labels? Taste, Capitol, & Motown. "DJ Shows" and "Venus" have trickled from the Motown vaults but aren't there several other songs she did there? I believe she was dating Stevie Wonder during her tenure, so he must have produced something for her (as he did for Syreeta). Also, there's a duet with sister Brenda that has never been officially released. Anyone have that to play to musica? Or how about a Patrice-sung version of the song she penned "You've Made Me So Very Happy"? I believe I read here that she had been through some tough times recently, so it would be nice to see her publicly recognized with a compilation of her work. The lady deserves that and more. The consistent $200 price tage for the "Stolen Hours" 45 would seem to ensure a certain number of sales for a CD. Maybe she could even be convinced to record something new to round out the set? After the Motorcity recordings in the 80s, I don't think it's ever too late for a comeback. Whatcha think? Neat, sweet, a groovy song... Scott in Houston -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 07:23:59 EDT From: Jimmy Crescitelli Subject: Tootie & the Bouquets/Alder Ray Hi all, I listened (in my car!) to Touch the Wall of Sound, Volume 2, which contains the aforementioned group's "The Conqueror". I read about them on Will Stos' fabulous girl groups site, but... does anyone think the lead sounds like Little Eva? Could Tootie & her Bouquets be Eva and the Cookies? The phrasing, pronunciation... that sounds like Eva to me. Also on my Wall of Sound CD is Alder Ray's "A Little Love Will Go A Long, Long Way" -- erroneously noted as "A Little Love (Will Go Away)" - my third fave GG stormer after Da Doo Ron Ron and Ooh Chang-A-Lang. Does anyone have any info about the session/group? I know Marshall Leib produced the A & B sides... but who was Alder Ray? And are those the Blossoms in the background? My car CD player (yeah!) brings out the layers of sound really well, and I could swear I hear Darlene back there. Jimmy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 22:18:56 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Re: More news and notes My good friend Country Paul wrote: > has Shelby Flint ever been discussed in these pages? Well, not much discussion has ensued to date, so I'd just like to say that I possess 3 albums by this sweet-voiced singer, all emanating from Valiant records, produced by Barry DeVorzon and arranged by Perry Botkin Junior. The first two "The Quiet Girl" (Valiant 401) and "Sings Folk" (Valiant 403) are nicely folky; my copy of the later (1967) album "Cast your fate to the wind" is on UK London HAT 8306 and is slightly more funky, including Shelby's wonderful vocal take on the Vince Guaraldi / Sounds Orchestral instrumental "Cast your fate to the wind". I believe Shelby was later involved in a 70s outfit called Batteaux - does anyone know any more? Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 08:24:48 EDT From: Susan Lang Subject: Nilsson - The Point DVD The comments I've seen on one of the Harry lists indicate that it's not anything to write home about - basically just a transfer from video to DVD of the most common version - the Ringo narration. Yes, it will be on DVD, but that's the ONLY difference. No new footage, no other versions; it hasn't even been cleaned up. A real disappointment, actually. Susan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 12:39:20 -0400 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: Jack Nitzsche Update Martin Roberts wrote: > The winner of the Record Of The Week on the home page, > is the > wonderful Timi Yuro with her rendition of "Could This Be > Magic". Your patience is well rewarded! My streak of voting for the "losing" record goes on and on! I still can't believe "Wild Life's In Season" by Lou Christie didn't win a few weeks ago:( Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 16:43:37 -0000 From: Laura Pinto Subject: Reminder - A special request for Ron Dante's birthday Hi, fellow Spectropoppers, For those of you who would like to participate in my birthday page for Ron Dante by emailing me a birthday greeting for him (visit for more info), please get your messages to me no later than August 19th. So far, I've heard from two people on this group (THANK YOU!) ... let's see the Spectropop membership turn out in force for this one! All greetings are being put on a special page which will then be emailed to Ron and posted here. Thanks so much, and remember to Go Where the Music Takes You. Laura -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 22:40:27 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Needles And Pins Bill Craig wrote (about "Needles and Pins"): > The Searchers still did the definitive recording IMHO, > and I like Cher's a lot also. Does the Jackie DeShannon > version have the verse with the lyrics "I can't let go > although I know he'll make me cry till the day I die...etc." Bill, you should familiarise yourself with Jackie's version. The original, and so far ahead of the others, thanks to Jackie's superb performance. Martin Roberts would give equal credit to Jack Nitzsche and who am I to argue. A 45 years ahead of its time, perhaps 45 years. And yes, she does sing those lyrics, almost as an ad lib. Listen to it, please, Bill..... Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 12:04:41 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: oops, schmillssonn* oops... In my previous email about The Point... I was referring to the movie... sorry, albabe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 22:09:37 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Teen-Age Dreams Do us a favour! Just bought my first volume in this series of CDs, now on the Teenie Weenie Records label. I've very impressed, good sound quality, obscure tracks and detailed sleeve notes and pictures has anyone got an email address they could give me (off-list)? Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 21:34:57 -0000 From: Greg Ogarrio Subject: Re: The Breakaways M. Anthony: > At present there is no Breakaways CD but there soon will be. > The item you desire will be released by UK Sanctuary on August > 11th. Catalogue number will be CMRCD 778. Wow! At last... Give the collection an "A" but not, alas, an "A+" because it doesn't, apparently, include The Breakaways' shining moment, "Someone to Talk to Baby", from the '65 film "Darling"! What happened here? Greg O. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 22:33:31 +0100 From: Peter Lerner Subject: Chattahoochee Country Paul has given me so much information that the least I can do is provide something in return. He asked: > I've always been curious about that label. Who owned it? > What else did they have out? How many releases?" Well, Paul, my Chattahoochee colection runs to four 45s, but it's a start: 636 Murmaids: Heartbreak ahead / He's good to me 637 Lady-Bugs: How do you do it / Liverpool 643 Chadons: We're in love / All I do is dream of you 705: Anglo-Americans: The music never stops / Are you ready for this You ought to hear 637, Paul. The Murmaids team up with Jackie DeShannon to establish a women's answer to the British invasion. Peter -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 23:54:54 -0000 From: Michael Edwards Subject: The Dovells on musica This week's entry in the "Keepin' The Summer Alive" is "Summer Job" by the Dovells, now playing in musica, Not the same song as recorded by Brian Hyland, this comes from the pens of the late Kal Mann and Dave Appell, as did a lot of material on the great Cameo-Parkway group of labels. Fronted by multi-talented, Len Barry, the Dovells hit # 2 in 1961 with "Bristol Stomp', a state of the art dance record. They continued with dance-orientated records, each one charting lower than the previous one. Then out of the blue came their vocal version of the Phil Upchurch Combo's "You Can't Sit Down" in the spring of '63, which reached # 3. It was downhill again and after two more hot-100 entries, their chart days were over. Not for Len Barry, though. He teamed up with Philadelphia heroes Johnny Madara and Dave White and the three wrote "1-2-3", which made it to # 2 in 1965 as a solo record for Len Barry. Len also recorded a summer song as a solo artist, "It's That Time Of the Year" (Decca, 1966) on which the threesome were assisted by Leon Huff with the writing duties. But it's back to 1963 for the Dovells and "Summer Job" now playing in musica. Saw a reference to both the Jamies' "Summertime, Summertime" and Chad & Jeremy's "Summer Song" in recent days. Both are available on the Varese CD, "25 All-Time Greatest Summer Songs". Well worth acquiring if only to bag a CD quality copy of Shelley Fabares' "Lost Summer Love" now that's a summer song! Mike The "Keepin' The Summer Alive" titles: Chubby Checker Dancin' Party (Parkway) 1962 Connie Francis We Have Something More (Than A Summer Love) (MGM) 1964 Chiffons When Summer's Through (Laurie) 1963 Eddie Rambeau Summertime Guy (Swan) 1962 Rangoons Moon Guitar (Laurie) 1961 Dovells Summer Job (Parkway) 1963 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 02:17:29 -0000 From: Clark Besch Subject: Re: Buddah stuff Artie Wayne wrote: > .... My partner Kelli Ross and I ran Joey Levine and Artie > Resnick's publishing company when they were having all of > their bubblegum hits on Buddah. Hi Artie, Since you were involved with the Buddah gang to some extent, did you ever run across the Professor Morrison's Lollipop group that Kasenetz-Katz signed to White Whale? My Lincoln buddies, the Coachmen evolved into the PMF group. They sang the hit "You Got the Love" for White Whale, but did not on the following PML 45s. Any memories of this group? Layng Martine, Jr. wrote their 3rd single and I think maybe he sang lead. Thanks! Clark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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