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Spectropop - Digest Number 994



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There are 16 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Patrice/Cheryl/Unreleased Pussycats
           From: Stuffed Animal 
      2. Re: Southbound Jerihco Parkway
           From: Richard Hattersley 
      3. Re: Dennis Wilson and Rumbo 45
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
      4. Re: Lemon Pipers
           From: Stewart Mason 
      5. The Tradewinds - Summertime Girl
           From: JJ 
      6. Re: Joey Levine
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      7. Open Window LP (Vanguard 1969)
           From: JJ 
      8. New Aussie girlie collection
           From: Kingsley Abbott 
      9. Re: The Tradewinds - Summertime Girl
           From: Mick Patrick 
     10. Re: Unreleased Pussycats
           From: Guy Lawrence 
     11. Re: Southbound Jericho Parkway
           From: Art Longmire 
     12. Re: Joey Levine
           From: Art Longmire 
     13. Joey Levine
           From: Simon White 
     14. Re: The Lemon Pipers
           From: David Coyle 
     15. Foolish Fool
           From: Jerophonic 
     16. Re: The Tradewinds - Summertime Girl
           From: Ken Bell 


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Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 13:54:28 +0000
   From: Stuffed Animal 
Subject: Patrice/Cheryl/Unreleased Pussycats

Listening to all available tracks, it becomes clear to me now that 
Cheryl Ladd was actually the lead singer of Josie and The Pussycats.  
Just as Sue Sheridan indicated, Cheryl's lead vocals appear on most 
of the Pussycats' recordings.  Patrice Holloway was second lead, but 
producer Danny Janssen had a definite preference for her voice.  He 
chose her to sing lead on the Josie and The Pussycats theme song, 
and she sings lead on both sides of the two Josie and The Pussycats 
singles on Capitol (as opposed to the Capitol Creative Products 
singles, where Cheryl and Patrice split leads).

Snippets of the unreleased and possibly lost Patrice Holloway vocal 
"Clock On The Wall" can be heard in the Josie and The Pussycats 
episode "Never Mind A Mastermind."  It is pretty much obscured by 
cartoon sound effects, but you can get a general idea of what the 
record sounded like.  I've identified yet another unreleased 
Pussycats track:  "Daydreaming," featured in the TV episode 
"Strangemoon Over Miami."  This is another Cheryl Ladd vocal . . . 
BMI credits the song to Danny Janssen and Sue Steward (Sheridan).

Stuff



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Message: 2 Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 19:28:59 +0000 From: Richard Hattersley Subject: Re: Southbound Jerihco Parkway Hi Art, I'm not sure if SBJ parkway was influenced by Macarthur but it definately sounds from the same bag. Im not even sure which was issued first as I don't have a huge knowledge Roys stuff as Im only just starting to dig past the hits. However if you like the Richard Harris record then I reccomend getting hold of Roy "MGM" collection for SBJP. It's not as catchy on first listening as Macarthur because it does not have a repeated chorus. But like Macarthur it is long (about 6.30) and has many different sections. No Mention of cakes in the rain though! :-) It's a story abot a man who's wife leaves him, his kids don't have much to do with him and he dies in a car crash (all jolly stuff!) all the best Richard www.wiz.to/richardsnow -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 02:40:11 -0000 From: Billy G. Spradlin 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. I just played both sides of the single to musica - My copy is from a dub of the super-rare Australian "Beach Boys/Brian Wilson Rarities" LP from the early 80's. Billy -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 13:19:02 -0400 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: Lemon Pipers First me: > Unlike the majority of Buddah albums, this one is actually entirely > listenable throughout. Then Ken Bell: > OUCH!! I think I felt my bubblegum POP! Can't tell you why but > even as an oldster, I still enjoy that good ole bubblegum music. > Chewy, chewy, chewy baby..... Don't get me wrong, I'm an unabashed fan of bubblegum. But there's no doubt that it was a singles-driven style, and as a result nearly every bubblegum album I've ever owned, especially those on the Buddah and Kama Sutra labels, has some absolute howlers buried deep on side 2. GREEN TAMBOURINE, on the other hand, is the only bubblegum album I've ever heard where the album tracks are just as good (and sometimes even better than) the singles. S -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 06:59:03 -0000 From: JJ Subject: The Tradewinds - Summertime Girl Has this Red Bird 1965 45, The Tradewinds - Summertime Girl ever been re-issued on CD? GREAT SONG! JJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 17:41:48 +0100 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Re: Joey Levine Art wrote: > I have a solo 45 by Joey Levine on the Earth label from about 1970 > and wonder if he recorded an entire album. Although a full length > LP with a voice as nasal as his might be a little hard on the ears... Ah! What you have there Art, is a genuine piece of bubblegum treasure! "Come On My Baby/Becky & Joe" (E 103) was Joey's only record under his own name and is highly regarded in bubblegum circles. He did release a single under the name Joey Vine in 1966 - "The Out Of Towner/Down & Out" (Hercules 103) - a nice Dylanish rocker that got a British release on Immediate. Sadly there never was a Joey Levine solo album (beautiful idea though!) but I suppose the Ohio Express "Chewy Chewy" album could be seen as the ultimate expression of his art. I maintain a guide to Joey's work at: http://home.att.net/~bubblegumusic/joeysongs.htm Regards, Guy http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TweedleeDumsDrive-In/ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 10:14:33 -0000 From: JJ Subject: Open Window LP (Vanguard 1969) **i just got the orig soundtr to OH! CALCUTTA!, fr 69, as i wanted to check out the orig vers to "Sincere replies", which ive heard by Can duo MARK & SUMLEY, and like very much.....the orig vers is made by The Open Window, and they also have other GREAT stuff on the soundtr., incl a 5 min MAGIC/hypnotic sike-pop wonder. Have any of u ever heard their sole Vanguard LP fr 69? Someone listed it as Jazz/fusion, another one as avant garde.......?? JJ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 13:34:12 +0100 From: Kingsley Abbott Subject: New Aussie girlie collection There's a new sixties collection of Australian girls called 'Girls Girls Girls - Australian Female Performers of the Sixties Volume 1' issued on Canetoad Records CTCD 013. 27 tracks of soloists and sisters, including covers of ...'Rain Until September', 'Keep Your Hands Off My Baby', 'Whenever a Teenager Cries' and Carter/Lewis' 'Someone Cares For me'. Variable listeability, but some nice moments with the Taylor Sisters 'Something Funny Going On' being an early standout for me. No website seems to be mentioned, but contact address is Canetoad Records PO Box 1039. Potts Point New South Wales Australia 2011 Kingsley -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 22:05:10 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: The Tradewinds - Summertime Girl JJ asked: > Has this Red Bird 1965 45, The Tradewinds - Summertime Girl > ever been re-issued on CD? GREAT SONG! Yep, "Summertime Girl" is out on CD. It's one of 32 tracks contained on "Dressed In Black: The Red Bird Sound, Volume 4" (UK Diamond GEMCD 025). A search of the 'net reveals a complete tracklist here: http://bizrate.lycos.com/marketplace/product_info/details__cat_id--5213,prod_id--1003121.html Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 22:21:46 +0100 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Re: Unreleased Pussycats Stuffed Animal wrote: > I've identified yet another unreleased Pussycats track: > "Daydreaming," featured in the TV episode "Strangemoon Over > Miami." This is another Cheryl Ladd vocal . . .BMI credits the > song to Danny Janssen and Sue Steward (Sheridan). "Daydreaming" was also used, with a male vocal, on Scooby Doo and saw an official release on Rhino's "Snack Tracks - The Ultimate Collection" along with several other Janssen songs including a previously unreleased Davy Jones track. Guy http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TweedleeDumsDrive-In/ -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 21:43:10 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: Southbound Jericho Parkway Richard Hattersley wrote: > I'm not sure if SBJ parkway was influenced by Macarthur but > it definitely sounds from the same bag. Im not even sure > which was issued first as I don't have a huge knowledge of > Roy's stuff as Im only just starting to dig past the hits. > However if you like the Richard Harris record then I recommend > getting hold of Roy "MGM" collection for SBJP. It's not as > catchy on first listening as Macarthur because it does not > have a repeated chorus. But like Macarthur it is long (about > 6.30) and has many different sections. No Mention of cakes in > the rain though! :-) It's a story about a man whose wife leaves > him, his kids don't have much to do with him and he dies in a > car crash (all jolly stuff!) Hello Richard, This song definitely sounds interesting, as if Roy was going into a progressive direction, into the "artistic pop" style so characteristic of the late 60's. Did he do other material in this vein? I wasn't aware of any of his efforts in this style until now. I know that his contemporary Del Shannon did an album along these lines, and Del's late 60's material has been very highly recommended to me by fellow psych fans, but like Roy I haven't heard any of Del's later stuff yet. As far as the depressing subject matter of the song, it may be that there is some autobiographical stuff worked in, since I understand that Roy had a tragic fire at his home in the 60's that killed his wife and children (I don't know the exact details). Or maybe it's just that Roy had a thing about doing melancholy songs-he did them so well! Best, Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 22:05:20 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: Joey Levine Art wrote: > I have a solo 45 by Joey Levine on the Earth label from about > 1970 and wonder if he recorded an entire album. Although a > full length LP with a voice as nasal as his might be a little > hard on the ears... Guy Lawrence: > Ah! What you have there Art, is a genuine piece of bubblegum > treasure! "Come On My Baby/Becky & Joe" (E 103) was Joey's > only record under his own name and is highly regarded in > bubblegum circles. He did release a single under the name > Joey Vine in 1966 - "The Out Of Towner/Down & Out" (Hercules > #103) - a nice Dylanish rocker that got a British release on > Immediate. Sadly there never was a Joey Levine solo album > (beautiful idea though!) but I suppose the Ohio Express "Chewy > Chewy" album could be seen as the ultimate expression of his art. > I maintain a guide to Joey's work at: > http://home.att.net/~bubblegumusic/joeysongs.htm Hello Guy, Just checked out your site-I actually have a few questions on Joey Levine. Was he in a group called the Third Rail? I have an old Rhino compilation LP with a track by this group, I think it's called "Run, Run, Run". The Joey Levine 45 is pretty nice-and a bit bizarre. Bubblegum is definitely a category of music I like a lot and I have quite a few bubblegum 45's. As far as I can recall, I only have one classic bubblegum LP - "Indian Giver" (Aargh! I can't even remember the group - I think it's the 1910 Fruitgum Company). The book on bubblegum that came out a year or so ago was excellent and very informative - I need to go back and read it again! Probably the bubblegum song I would most like to snap up would be "Elephant Candy" by the Fun and Games. Best, Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 01:04:37 +0100 From: Simon White Subject: Joey Levine Guy Lawrence wrote > Ah! What you have there Art, is a genuine piece of bubblegum > treasure! "Come On My Baby/Becky & Joe" (E 103) was Joey's > only record under his own name and is highly regarded in > bubblegum circles. I have a copy of this 45 and it needs a good home, because it's unhappy here. (And to be honest, I'm unhappy to have it here.) If anyone knows of one and they have a nice Soul 45 that needs a good home, we might be able to come to an arrangement. Simon White -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 08:31:11 -0700 (PDT) From: David Coyle Subject: Re: The Lemon Pipers Thanks to John and Ron for their comprehensive answers about the origins of the Lemon Pipers. I have another Tony & The Bandits disc on the Coral label, a song called "I'm Goin' Away From You" backed with "The Sun Doesn't Shine Anymore Now You're Gone." "I'm Goin' Away" has a decent British Invasion sound and the song is a dead ringer for "Little Child" from the first US Beatles album. I didn't realize the three bands had that much of a connection. Regarding the request for "Just Let Her Go," I was going to transfer those songs to CD along with the "WONE Dayton Scene" LP (also on the Prism label), but me and the guy who was helping me ran out of time, having transferred a bunch of other Ohio 45s, some of which bored us out of our skull (won't name any names). I will try to make a tape of it sometime. Maybe in trade for a tape of "Bit Of Alright." Fair trade. Ivan Browne by the way now lives in California and has a duo act with his wife. As for "Black Betty" by Ram Jam, that makes two songs by former members of psychedelic bands with fruit in their names to end up on that "Goin' South" CD -- the other of course being "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, which included Ed King of the Strawberry Alarm Clock. David -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 04:40:15 -0000 From: Jerophonic Subject: Foolish Fool Years ago I heard an extended version of "Foolish Fool" on a Dee Dee Warwick LP. The 45 seems to be edited down from the LP cut. As I recall, the album track began with a 30-60 second instrumental section which segued into the stunning guitar/drum explosion that became the intro for the 45. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 19:35:37 -0500 From: Ken Bell Subject: Re: The Tradewinds - Summertime Girl JJ: > Has this Red Bird 1965 45, The Tradewinds - Summertime Girl > ever been re-issued on CD? > > GREAT SONG! I have never seen it. I am a tradewinds fan. I would love to hear it. Anders and Ponica, a great duo through many groups. :) Ken -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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