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Spectropop - Digest Number 997



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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Shirley Ellis - Shy One
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Third Rail CD reissue
           From: Nick Archer 
      3. Re: Chattahoochee
           From: Mark 
      4. Re: Candy Store Prophet
           From: Stewart Mason 
      5. Re: Joey Levine
           From: Mark 
      6. Re: Del Shannon
           From: Art Longmire 
      7. Re: Shirley Ellis - Shy One
           From: Mick Patrick 


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Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 13:44:49 +0100
   From: Mick Patrick 
Subject: Re: Shirley Ellis - Shy One

jerophonic:
> ... Shirley Ellis' "Shy One" ... I didn't realize the applause might 
> be fake until years later. Several years ago Rhino issued a various 
> artists collection which included a version of "Nitty Gritty" 
> without the applause. It sounded really empty. But I'm curious: does 
> a similar version of "Shy One" exist?

Indeed it does. There's an applause-free version of "Shy One" on 
Shirley's "Name Game" LP, released on Congress in 1965. 

I totally agree, "The Nitty Gritty" without the dubbed on crowd noises 
is not a patch on the more familiar faux live version. However, the 
gimmick-free "Shy One" gets my vote. Not that it's one of my faves.

Shirley released two LPs on Congress, the first being the "In Action" 
set of 1964. The two albums have 8 tracks in common. But *all* 12 of 
the tracks on the "In Action" platter have fake live sound effects, 
while *none* of the 12 cuts on the "Name Game" album do. Got that? :-)
To my knowledge, only the "live" version of "Shy One" is out on CD.

You've read Shirley's S'pop page, I presume? If not, click here:
http://www.spectropop.com/ShirleyEllis/index.htm 

Hey la,

Mick Patrick




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Message: 2 Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 08:30:22 -0500 From: Nick Archer Subject: Third Rail CD reissue I don't know if anyone's pointed this out, but the Third Rail CD is out on Collector's Choice website: http://www.ccmusic.com/item.cfm?itemid=RRY43482 Nick Archer Check out Nashville's classic SM95 on the web at http://www.live365.com/stations/nikarcher -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 18:19:04 GMT From: Mark Subject: Re: Chattahoochee Hi Peter and Country Paul! I have here in front of me the Chattahoochee discog from the Stak-O-Wax book. The label ran from 1961 to 1966 and had close to 100 releases. Rather than list them all, I'll just list a few of the more interesting releases: 628 - Murmaids "Popsicles and Icicles"/issued with three, maybe four different flips: "Bunny Stomp", "Blue Dream", "Huntington Flats" and "Comedy and Tragedy". Wonder which of those is the rarest? The label's big hit and a staple of oldies radio--is there anyone here amongst us who hasn't heard it? Written by future Bread-master David Gates. They had at least four other singles on the label, and lead singer Cathy Brasher had a couple of solo singles as well. 629 - John Conte "Story Book Romance"/"Go Into the Mountain" Probably the most prolific artist on the label, with about 12 singles. Is this the B-movie actor John Conte? 631 - Bobby Paris "Little Miss Dreamer"/"Who Needs You" Hispanic soul singer, known on the Northern soul circuit for singles on Capitol ("I Walked Away"), Cameo ("Night Owl") and Tetragrammaton ("Per-So-Nally"). 657 - Rick Jarrard "Constantly"/"Why" Guy who later became familiar for producing Jefferson Airplane. Wasn't he a member of the Charlatans as well? 665 - Patience and Prudence "How Can I Tell Him"/"Tonight You Belong to Me" (new version). Twin sisters who had success in the late '50s with the original version of "Tonight..." and also "Gonna Get Along Without You Now". 669 - Hyperions "Believe in Me"/"Why Do You Wanna Treat Me Like You Do". "Why Do You..." is a Northern soul collectors' item; not very interesting IMHO. 674 - Thee Midnighters "Heat Wave"/"Sad Girl" Cult favorite Hispanic soul group, probably best-known for "Whittier Blvd." (#684). 682 - James Hendricks "Time Will Tell"/"Bells of Phinney" I'm assuming this is the same Hendricks that was in the Mugwumps and the Lamp of Childhood and later co-wrote some great songs with Johnny Rivers? 686 - Malcolm Hayes "Searchin' for My Baby"/"She's the One I Love". Another one for the Northern collectors--Hayes also recorded winning tracks for Filmways ("Put Your Love to the Test"), Liberty ("It's Not Easy") and Okeh ("Can't Live Without You"). 688 - Tommy Butler "Ask Miss Rose"/"Right On Up to the Weekend" "Right on Up..." is yet another Northern rarity on this label. 691 - Hollywood Argyles "Ole"/"Long Hair Unsquare Dude Called Jack" The "Alley Oop" guys, a few years later. 696 - Pastel Six "I Can't Dance"/"Red River Quetzal" The "Cinnamon Cinder" guys, a few years later. 707 - Dee Dee Ford "You Know" The same Dee Dee that sang with Don Gardner? 712 - Billy Watkins "Little Things Mean a Lot"/"I'm Somebody's Love" Journeyman West Coast soul singer, now a preacher in the L.A. area. Known to Northern collectors for his slightly risque "The Iceman" on Era. If you desire any further info from the discog, please let me know. Best, Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 15:57:26 -0400 From: Stewart Mason Subject: Re: Candy Store Prophet Jeffrey Glenn writes: >I've got a 1967 Tommy Sands 45 on Imperial called "Candy Store >Prophet" that quite simply rocks, driven by a combination of >fuzztone and horns. You'd never guess who it was from hearing it! I assume this is a Boyce/Hart tune, as "The Candy Store Prophets" was the name of their backing band on the Monkees' early tours. Is it? S -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 20:27:27 GMT From: Mark Subject: Re: Joey Levine Hi Bobster! I pulled out my copy of the Third Rail single. "No Return" is a Levine/Resnick composition, so it's probably not the same song as your Dunhill single. HTH Best, Mark -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 21:19:43 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: Del Shannon Steve Harvey wrote: > Del did a great tune called "Thinkin' It Over" on Liberty, > where he did a lot of cover tunes at the time. Great anthem > like tune that builds, but none of his stuff was psych. > There was a CD of his Liberty stuff out a few years back. Hello Steve, The tip-off I got on Del's (supposedly) psych material was from the webmaster of the P-Spot psychedelic music site. He recommended the LP "The Further Adventures of Charles Westover" very highly and said it was one of his favorite LP's. From his description I'm sure I would like it, but I haven't come across it yet. I have an issue of the magazine "Hit Parader" from late '66 that interviews Del, who was in England at the time. The interviewer was a young girl (who dissed Del's baggy pants!) but who praised a song Del was working on in the recording studio. If my memory serves me right, the title of the song was "Butterfly" and the song is described as being similar to Donovan's style. I've always liked Del Shannon, but my knowledge of his output is spotty at best. I remember getting a real surprise by unexpectedly hearing his tune "Keep Searchin" a few years back-I had heard it as a kid and completely forgotten about it. On the first verse, he sounds like Neil Young! Best, Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 11:47:45 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Shirley Ellis - Shy One jerophonic asked: > ... Shirley Ellis' "Shy One" ... I didn't realize the applause might > be fake until years later. Several years ago Rhino issued a various > artists collection which included a version of "Nitty Gritty" > without the applause. It sounded really empty. But I'm curious: does > a similar version of "Shy One" exist? I replied: > To my knowledge, only the "live" version of "Shy One" is out on CD. Oops, what I meant to say was, Yes, the "NON-LIVE" version of "Shy One" IS out on CD. Doh! In fact, it's out on two CDs: "The Very Best Of Shirley Ellis" (Taragon TARCD-1005) and "The Complete Congress Recordings" (Connoisseur Collection VSOP CD 340). You might care to read Phil Milstein's review of the Connoisseur CD at S'pop Recommends: http://www.spectropop.com/recommends/index.htm#ShirleyEllis And those with a yearning for even more information about the "Name Game" gal should visit http://www.geocities.com/marcapreguntas/shirley1.htm Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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