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Spectropop - Digest Number 992

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There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Simon White's Metropolitan Soul playlist 16th August 03
           From: James Botticelli 
      2. Re: "Look For A Star"
           From: Michael Gessner 
      3. Re: Foolish Fool
           From: Phil Chapman 
      4. Re: Lemon Pipers
           From: Andrew Jones 
      5. Without You - Badfinger
           From: Norman 
      6. R.I.P. Tony Jackson
           From: Tim Viney 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 21:35:15 -0400
   From: James Botticelli 
Subject: Re: Simon White's Metropolitan Soul playlist 16th August 03

Simon White wrote:

> OOOH now we're talking! I never actually had a copy of SM's
> "Janice", but would you be interested in hearing it sung by
> Motown legend Frank Wilson?

Um, YES! But I have yet to be able to access musica... Maybe 
some communication off digest would be helpful at this juncture 
in the venture. I never knew anyone else had done it!

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Message: 2 Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 23:20:39 -0400 From: Michael Gessner Subject: Re: "Look For A Star" Rob: > I was interested in the note re: Gary Miles "Look For A Star". > I presume this is the same song released here in the U.K. by > Garry Mills. This is another Tony Hatch composition, it was > featured in a U.K. horror film called "Circus of Horrors"." FYI, in the movie "Circus of Horrors" the song is titled "Alicia's Theme" -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 09:01:36 +0100 From: Phil Chapman Subject: Re: Foolish Fool Frank Youngwerth: > given the legendary (and massively influential) status > of Bonham's drum sound, your anecdote about his drunken > reaction to Dee Dee's Foolish Fool (a fave of mine too) > is most interesting. Can you date the session? For the sake of a one-line story I modified the exchange slightly in my post. I joined Olympic Studios in 1970, and this occured a year or two later, so it was probably during Led Zeppelin IV or Houses Of The Holy, I can't remember (I was standing in for someone who was away). However, Bonham's sound had been well and truly established. JB knew DDW's "Foolish Fool" already, loved the drum sound, and remarked, more or less as quoted, that that's how he had [at one time, presumably] wanted his drums to sound. We got the 45 up on the monitors (in Studio 1), and George Chkiantz, the engineer, wryly pointed out that he'd need the all the open mics from a live string and brass section, as most of the drum sound was leak through. > Besides writing for (and with) Ms. Warwick, Ed Townsend > produced many of her sides, going back to '65. For some reason the early UK couplings were often different from the US 45s. Consequently we got the co-written "You Don't Know (What You Do To Me)" as the flip of "We're Doing Fine". Other non-US flips were "Another Lonely Saturday" (prod Ed Townsend), and the great Horace Ott's "Worth Every Tear I Cry" (prod Bob Bateman and Ron Moseley). Of the ones we didn't get, I'm curious to know if "Baby I'm Yours" is the Van McCoy tune? > On their first, for Blue Rock - "Do It With All Your Heart" - > Warwick herself claims to be the drummer! Interesting, I wonder why just on this one? Phil -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 00:26:25 -0400 (EDT) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Re: Lemon Pipers WHAT??! GREEN TAMBOURINE is available on CD? If it's easily available in the US, get outta my way! When I was a kid, I actually bought a (cheap) copy of that very album at a local store - it was one of the first "big people's" records I bought, and it became a cornerstone in my musical development! I still have that LP, but it's coverless, scratched and slightly warped, and if the CD reissue is easily available here I'm grabbing one. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 17:07:04 +0930 From: Norman Subject: Without You - Badfinger re: Badfinger Tom Evans and Pete Evans wrote a classic. Such a pity they got screwed. Playing their version of Without You is now more poignant that they are both gone. A good book about Badfinger is by Dan Matovina (1997), 'Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger'. Frances Glover Books, San Mateo, California. A later re-issue came complete with a CD. Interesting reading about management issues including a fair bit about Bill Collins (Lewis's father?). regards Norman -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 10:54:37 +0100 From: Tim Viney Subject: R.I.P. Tony Jackson Tony Jackson, lead singer on The Searchers' first two hits (in the U.K.) "Sweets For My Sweet" and "Sugar And Spice", died in the early hours of Monday 18th August. Tony left The Searchers at the end of July '64 for a solo career. He had one small U.K. hit with "Bye Bye Baby" (which was released on the Red Bird label in the States). He recorded a total of four singles for PYE, followed by four for the U.K. offshoot of CBS. His rarest recording was a four track E.P. he did for the Portugese Estudio label in the late 60s. He left the music business at the end of the 60s but re-appeared on the U.K. nostalgia circuit in the 0late 80s and early 90s. A compilation of his 20 tracks was issued on the Strange Things label at the end of the 80s (which is well worth looking out for). Although he suffered from poor health in the last few years he was able to come along to The Searchers Appreciation Society Convention last October as a special guest. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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