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Spectropop - Digest Number 998

               SPECTROPOP - Spectacular! Retro! Pop!

There are 21 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Tootie and the Bouquets/Alder Ray
           From: Mark 
      2. Re: Third Rail CD reissue
           From: Joe Foster 
      3. Re: Tommy Sands' "Candy Store Prophet"/Terry Philips
           From: Jeffrey Glenn 
      4. Re: Del Shannon
           From: Bill Craig 
      5. Re: Del Shannon
           From: Ken Bell 
      6. Record Master
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      7. Re: Del Shannon
           From: Ken Silverwood 
      8. Re: New Aussie girlie collection
           From: Mike Carter 
      9. Who's who - and what
           From: Country Paul 
     10. Re: Record Master
           From: Ken Bell 
     11. Re: Roy Orbison/Del/ 4 seasons in the late 60's/Everlys and others.
           From: Stuart Robertson 
     12. Gene Pitney; Adam Charles; MGM Orbison; Nitzsche site; Shelby Flint
           From: Country Paul 
     13. Re: Del Shannon
           From: Art Longmire 
     14. Re: Del Shannon
           From: Richard Hattersley 
     15. "Summer In New York"
           From: Mike Edwards 
     16. Burt Bacharach - One Less Bell to Answer
           From: Geoff Kaiser 
     17. More Shelby Flint
           From: Country Paul 
     18. "Sunrise Highway" on musica
           From: Michael Edwards 
     19. Jack Nitzsche Update
           From: Martin Roberts 
     20. Re: Del Shannon
           From: Ron Sauer 
     21. Re:  No Return (was Joey Levine)
           From: Jeff Lemlich 


Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 14:19:16 GMT
   From: Mark 
Subject: Re: Tootie and the Bouquets/Alder Ray

Hi Jimmy!

A little more on Alder Ray: I have a song by her on the Charly CD 
"Southern Grooves" entitled "Just Because the Package's Been Unwrapped 
and Opened (Doesn't Mean the Merchandise is Spoiled)".

By the time of this song's release, she was going by the name Alder 
Ray Black. It originally came out on John Richbourg's Sound Plus label 
in 1976, with a cover of the Joe Simon tune "Put Your Trust in Me" on 
the flip side.

I also have an LP on EMI, "The Soul of Minit Records: 1966-69", which 
features a fast soul dancer by Alder, "My Heart is in Danger" 
(originally released on Minit 32005). It's definitely a West Coast 
production, arranged by the prolific Arthur Wright and produced by 
Fred Hughes and Freeman King. I believe it's also available on one of 
the Talcum Soul CD's from EMI-Stateside in the UK.

She also had a release on the Revue label after leaving Minit, but I 
have no details on that.




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Message: 2 Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 13:57:38 +0100 From: Joe Foster Subject: Re: Third Rail CD reissue Nick Archer wrote: > I don't know if anyone's pointed this out, but the Third Rail CD > is out on Collector's Choice website: > ...or you could cut to the chase and try the Rev-Ola site: Cool info too, not a patch on Guy's of course.... Joe -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 07:34:55 -0700 From: Jeffrey Glenn Subject: Re: Tommy Sands' "Candy Store Prophet"/Terry Philips Stewart Mason: > 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? Actually the song was cowritten by the artist; here are the complete credits from the 45 label: Candy Store Prophet (Tommy Sands-Donald Gere, Jr.) - Tommy Sands, Imperial 66229: 1967, Produced by Scott Turner, Arranged by Donald Peake And on another unrelated note, I've posted a pretty rare Phil Spector-related track on Guy Lawrence's "Tweedlee Dum's Drive-In" yahoo group: Hands Of A Fool (Terry Philips-Phil Spector) - Terry Philips, United Artists UA 351, 1961 - Produced by Leiber-Stoller, Orchestra Conducted by Garry Sherman Obviously dating from Spector's New York "internship" under Leiber & Stoller, this 45 is missing from the online Spector discographies I've checked (including S'pop's). You can check it out by joining Guy's yahoo group: I've also put a scan of the label in the "photos" section there. Oh, and the B-side "My Foolish Ways" has no Spector involvement. Jeff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 13:04:20 -0000 From: Bill Craig Subject: Re: Del Shannon Art Longmire wrote: > 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! Hi Art, I saw Del at The Bottom Line in 1981, when he was promoting his latest album produced (or co-produced) by Tom Petty.When he and the band(all young dudes)did "Do You Want To Dance", before he sang one of the verses he said "Now I'm gonna sing one like Tom Petty", and proceeded to do a pretty good take on Petty's neo-McGuinn/Dylan voice. Also his keyboard player blew the solo on "Runaway",(We won't get into discussing what instrument that was originally played on!). All in all the show was great. Considering the Petty connection I wonder if there was any truth to the story that Del might have been added to the Traveling Wilburys had he lived? To Peter Lerner: I have re-visited Jackie DeShannon's "Needles And Pins" and completely agree it's a great cut. Her voice and delivery are stong and loaded with attitude that sells the song's emotional content. Thanks for urging me to check it out again after many years Bill Craig -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 12:13:13 -0500 From: Ken Bell Subject: Re: Del Shannon Art Longmire wrote: > 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! Wasn't Del Shannon one of the people that kept Brian Hyland going? I remember reading in some liner notes, that Brian had thanked Del Shannon for being there when he almost gave up. I think Del Shannon's work from what I have read goes far beyond his actual vocal talents and deep inside the music industry with several artists. I want to say, I am very glad I joined this group, there are so many knowledgable people and many that were connected to the industry. Quick question from me: what happened to the Kapp label? Was it owned by another label and then just folded? I haven't found any good reading material that actually has much about Kapp in it. Thanks for allowing me to normally just sit back and learn. Ken Bell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 20:39:43 +0100 From: Guy Lawrence Subject: Record Master Anyone else having trouble using Record Master at ? I always considered it one of the most essential sites on the 'net - I spent many a happy hour browsing there but now it won't let me search. Guy. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 22:03:56 +0100 From: Ken Silverwood Subject: Re: Del Shannon Art Longmire: > 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. Hello Art, The song's title in all probability was "Silently", written by Del with Dan Bourgoise and part of the recording's Del made with Andrew Loog Oldham in 1967. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 8 Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 19:41:50 -0000 From: Mike Carter Subject: Re: New Aussie girlie collection Kingsley Abbott wrote: > There's a new sixties collection of Australian girls called > 'Girls Girls Girls - Australian Female Performers of the > Sixties Volume 1' This is NEW?? I've had my copy for well over a year now, possibly two. Was wondering about and waiting for Vol. 2. Just love Noeleen Batley's version of "It Might As Well Rain Until September". So simple with those soaring strings. A little scratchy, but I'm not complaining. Such a wonderful song. And Betty McQuade singing "Bobby Bobby Bobby". Here's one that Goffin didn't write the lyrics to Carole King's happy happy music. Does anyone know if there are other recorded versions of this song besides Jo-Ann Campbell's? Mike C. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 9 Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 12:51:11 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Who's who - and what Two weeks later, back after a wierd health trip - and 100% fine.... Thanks, Jeff Lemlich, for the Candymen/Roemans etymology, and David Young for the Ohio Express/Rare Breed melding. Me: > I also seem to remember that the Ohio Express/Rare Breed and > perhaps the Lemon Pipers were the only "real bands" among Buddah > bubblegum artists - the rest were studio creations. Or am I > misinformed? Snap: > As I recall, The Lovin Spoonful were on Buddha, as well as Lou > Christie for at least "I'm Going To Make You Mine", The Brooklyn > Bridge, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Curtis Mayfield, Captain > Beefheart and the Andrea True Connection. Please note: I qualified it by saying *bubblegum artists*. The Spoons - pop/progressive but hardly bubblegum - were on sister label Kama Sutra, as was another great mid-Hudson band, NRBQ. It is, however, ironic, that Captain Beefhart spent time on Buddah itself. (And thanks to Artie Wayne for qualifying the 1910 Fruitgum Company as real and the Lemon Pipers as probably studio.) More to come, Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 10 Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 19:46:06 -0500 From: Ken Bell Subject: Re: Record Master Guy Lawrence wrote: > Anyone else having trouble using Record Master at > ? I always considered it one > of the most essential sites on the 'net - I spent many a > happy hour browsing there but now it won't let me search. It is pay only now, $25 a year. And somehow they have it hooked up so that it looks at your IP so you can only use it from one location. I tried using it at work after setting it up at home and it messed up ability to use it at home. I had to get them to email me and help me straighten it out. Ken Bell -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 11 Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 02:01:38 -0000 From: Stuart Robertson Subject: Re: Roy Orbison/Del/ 4 seasons in the late 60's/Everlys and others. Yeh it's amazing when you hear some of the stuff some of those artistes from the late 50s early 60s recorded in the later half of the 60s, obviously trying to move with the times and I have to say some of those those recordings have been criminally ignored!!, groups and artistes like Rick Nelson released stuff like Marshmallow Skies with sitar and what not from his album "Another side of" which features some real good late left field 60s pop, Marty Wilde with his "Diversions" album and who also wrote Status Quos "Ice in the Sun" hit, as for Del Shannon and his "Charles Westover" album,I would certainly say this has it's more psych tracks on it, tracks like "I Think I love you", "Magical musical Box" and "Colour Flashing Hair" are very much of their time, pretty psych in their sound!! The tracks recorded with Andrew Loog Oldham in '67 are trully magnificent and it's hard to believe they were unreleased for so long, he covered songs written by UK artistes Twice as Much and Billy Nicholls whose wonderful album "Would You Believe" is highly recommended, real nice swinging London pop and very much an album of the psych era!! Even Billy Fury got in on the act as the 60s went on with a track like "Suzanne In The mirror" but other recordings have came to light on a cd titled "Rough Diamonds" which features some real left field pop from the later 60s like a track called "Phone Box" or "Going back To Germany" excellent stuff. Back to the 4 Seasons "Genuine Imitation Life Gazette" all you need to do is look at the cover for this album to realise this was a whole new direction for them, some excellent stuff on this album particularly the tracks "Mrs Statelys Garden" and the long title track, that later got covered by Jackie Lomax!! It's funny cos the same arrangers and producers Jake Holmes and Bob Gaudio went onto make the album "Watertown" with Frank Sinatra, which really was something different for Frank Sinatra!An album worth hearing!! As for Roy Orbison, "Southpark Jericho Highway" is probably the freakiest thing he recorded, this was a B side if i remember correctly, very much of its time with sitar and a real freaky arrangement. As for The Everlys, they also came to the UK and recorded the "2 Yanks In England" album with members of The Hollies, as a matter of fact they recorded a drove of Hollies written material for this album songs like "So Lonely and Signs that Will Never Change" that The Hollies later recorded themselves, this album features many highlights including the Everlys written track "The Collector" a pretty eerie track with marvellous harmonies and guitar part, also a tougher sound with fuzzed up guitar on the opening track "Somebody help me" which the Spencer Davis also recorded!! Another album that should be investigated!! Even Bobby Darin tried something new with albums like "If I were a Carpenter" and "Inside Out" both are bascally folk rock albums and feature songs by the likes of Tim Hardin and John Sebastian, but the pick for me is the album "Born Walden Robert Cassoto" this has more than a hint of psych to it and is a tougher sounding Mr Darin and musically and lyrically very much of the era, he probably never sounded like this again actually!! So if you look past the former glories and hits of all those artistes, you will uncover some marvellous music!! Excuse me for the longwinded posting!! -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 12 Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 02:04:26 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: Gene Pitney; Adam Charles; MGM Orbison; Nitzsche site; Shelby Flint Phil Milstein wrote: > 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. For those interested, there is an album on Relic Records (Hackensack, NJ label) called "The Hartford Groups." Several are black r&b groups with the very white Gene Pitney doing a remarkably credible version of a Clyde McPhatter lead; without a picture, one wouldn't know he wasn't black. And some of the tracks are very good! I believe it's still in print on CD; the vinyl album can be found in New York area collector-oriented stores for a fairly reasonable price. Relic or possibly Clifton Music would know more. Martin Roberts: > I've played...Billy Mitchell/Jeff Barry? with Ellie's co-wr, "Short > Skirts" (requested by 'Country' Paul) to musica. ...which I've missed (!!!), being "down" for awhile. But I'm very grateful to see/hear the Adam Charles' original version of "Somebody Else's Girl" (which I used to own but which grew legs and walked out of my collection) as well as the late Ed Townsend's tracks. "Don't Ever Leave Me" is a gem, and the classic "For Your Love" was always, to me, one of the most beautiful and underrated '50's - and timeless - ballads ever. (Was it a Nelson Riddle arrangement, too?) And I second Martin's thank you to David Young for "Paradise," a true treat. Justin McDevitt, re: the long "Crimson and Clover," if your search is not fruitful, I can probably send you a cassette of the track from my fairly-clean vinyl. Please let me know off-list. Richard Hattersley: > I just got a copy of a CD of Roy [Orbison]'s work at MGM. I was > unfamiliar with this period and I can't understand why it all > flopped so bad....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! Yes, they were frequently clueless, but I don't think they were the major problem in this case. Time may be kinder to Orbison's MGM work than the contemporary music directors were. I need to re-listen to the couple of MGM 45's I have. However, as I remember, the magic stayed behind when he switched labels ("Cry Softly Lonely One" being a notable exception) - although it certainly came back bigtime with his Virgin rebirth and in the Travelling Wilburys. Andrew Hickey [re: Dennis Wilson & Rumbo]: > 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. Agreed - both sides are delicious, but "Sound of Free" fades out too soon - I want more! Martin Roberts...Jack Nitzsche Update: > 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! A shame there has to be a loser.... Martin, your "losers" always seem to be as interesting as the "winners." Couldn't you perhaps drop the contest and let us hear them all? Please? For example, after "Pink Shoelaces," I often wondered what else Dodie Stevens did with that adult voice trapped in a 12-year-old body! And Dorsey Burnette "vs." Donnie Brooks? Both, please! Peter Lerner, good to hear from you re: Shelby Flint. I may have one or two of those albums in my collection (I remember them all coming out) as well as a few 45's - gotta check. ("Cast Your Fate..." was also on Valiant in the US.) She had the sweetest, purest voice, and probably could have sung the phone book and held my attention. I checked out Google (I should do this first), and found out a lot more than I knew before. From Lycos Music, this: "b. North Hollywood, California, USA. Flint was a pop vocalist whose "Angel On My Shoulder" was her only big hit. In the late 50s she was signed as a songwriter by west coast publisher/writer Barry De Vorzon who took her to Cadence where "I Will Love You" (1958) flopped. Flint then followed the folk boom, forming an acoustic trio before recording the Top 30 hit "Angel On My Shoulder" for De Vorzon's label Valiant in 1961. The song also appeared on the first album by labelmates the Cascades. She continued to record for Valiant during the mid-60s when her most successful single was one of several vocal versions of Vince Guaraldi's tune "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" (1966). During the 70s, Flint worked as a session singer for artists such as Batteau (1974) while DeVorzon found a niche composing television themes like "Nadia's Theme" (a US Top 10 hit in 1976) and "Simon And Simon"." Her three Valiant LP's you mention are now on a 2 CD set from Collectors Choice, with liner notes by the artist! There's also the 1994 CD, "Providence," with Tim Weston on Soul Coast Records, which I believe I have somewhere - again, gotta check. And Peter, thanks for listing the other Chattahoochee tracks. Gotta find the Lady-Bugs after your recommendation! I'm falling asleep at the keyboard - more soon, Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 13 Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 23:17:04 -0000 From: Art Longmire Subject: Re: Del Shannon Hey Ken, Regarding Brian Hyland and Del, I think Del was behind Brian's hit recording of Curtis Mayfield's song "Gypsy Woman". This was on the Uni label. I remember this tune getting massive airplay when I was in junior high around 1970. Most of the girls in my classes really liked it! I too am interested in the Kapp label, especially the soul and rock tunes that appeared on the label in the 60's. I read an account of the label somewhere (forgot most of it, unfortunately!) I think the label folded in the early 70's. It was primarily an easy listening label with big stars like Jack Jones. Art Longmire -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 14 Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 10:09:22 +0000 From: Richard Hattersley Subject: Re: Del Shannon Art Longmire: > I've always liked Del Shannon, but my knowledge of his output is > spotty at best. I guess that is a fair comment when talking about his albums. They normally consist of 1/2 Del originals which are usually the A's and B's of the singles (which are almost all excellent). The other 1/2 being taken up by covers which are often not so good. There are exceptions however, good covers of Red Rubber Ball, Summer In The City and Under My Thumb. His best cover I think was The Big Hurt, which is fantastic. I reckon the quality of Del's A and B sides makes up for the patchiness of some of his albums though. I'm thinking Stranger In Town/Over you as one of his best couplings. He does sound a little like Neil Young on Keep Searchin doesn't he! Never noticed that before, Richard -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 15 Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 00:14:48 -0000 From: Mike Edwards Subject: "Summer In New York" What fabulous weather we've had this weekend here in New York. A surprising lack of humidity for August. To celebrate I have played two New York related titles to musica as part of the "Keepin' the Summer Alive" series. First off is an uptempo organ led item from the Imaginations, "Summer In New York" (Dunhill, 1967). Written by P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, I can only imagine that this was them recording under a pseudonym. I doubt very much that these Imaginations were the same group that recorded "Guardian Angel" in 1961. That group included Bobby Bloom and he's up next. Meantime enjoy "Summer In New York"…really! 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 Imaginations – Summer In New York (Dunhill) 1967 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 16 Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2003 19:41:42 -0500 From: Geoff Kaiser Subject: Burt Bacharach - One Less Bell to Answer Hi all - my first post here... Does anyone know if anyone recorded "One Less Bell to Answer" before the Fifth Dimension, perhaps with Burt Bacharach's involvement? I've been digging all the classic Burt stuff (form the box set) lately and noticed that the Fifth Dimension's recording (although the definitive one - wow, what an arrangement & performance), doesn't have Burt's involvement. Burt typically arranged and played on many of his hits. I was wondering if anyone knew who Burt wrote this for (if not the 5D) ... and/or who he might have recorded it with... Geoff -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 17 Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 02:16:33 -0400 From: Country Paul Subject: More Shelby Flint Shelby Flint update! An even better bio, deeper and much more contemporary (updated April, 2003), despite a slight prejudice coming from one of her collaborators. Go to Good pictures, too. The text follows: Shelby Flint is one of few musicans to experiment with a myriad of musical directions and also focus on a deeply personal yet accessible style. Flint's first accomplishments came as a teenage folk singer/songwriter. This portion of her career culminated when her first record on the Valiant label, "Angel On My Shoulder" reached Number One in the early 60's. She had been studying classical piano and voice since the age of six, and as a young adult had been influenced by the pop and folk music so dominant at that time. Cut to the present and Shelby should gain much more exposure these days thanks to the ultimate compliment paid by Joni Mitchell in a recent Mirabella Magazine interview. While talking about today's resurgence of singer/songwriters and asked about her own influences, Mitchell simply says "I started off copying a girl named Shelby Flint....". After her early success, Shelby then took time off to raise two daughters and do occasional studio work until the late 70's when her next creative period began. Having worked in the company of artists such as Chick Corea and Al Jarreau, Ms. Flint's own compositions and arrangements began to reflect the influences of jazz, latin, and R & B. In 1981, her work in the L.A. studios on albums, soundtracks, and commercials earned her a NARAS "Most Valuable Player" nomination. The following year she released You've Been on My Mind (1982) featuring an all-star band of studio heavyweights and Flint herself on Fender-Rhodes. Although limited in its distribution, You've Been on My Mind continually sold out in record stores and the title cut as well as the hit "Mercury" were radio staples for years. In addition to her own projects, Shelby has been successful in collaborating her talents with many other artists including Gregg Karukas and Tim Weston. Shelby and Gregg's hit "I Keep it to Myself" (from Gregg's release Sound of Emotion (1992) was featured on the Wave-Aid 6 compilation release which has sold over 60,000 copies nationwide. Shelby again collaborated with Gregg on "Spinning Dreams" from Gregg's Sumerhouse CD which reached #1 on the Gavin National Adult Alternative Radio Chart, "Spinning Dreams" being one of the most played cuts. Gregg's latest CD, You'll Know It's Me, features Shelby again on the song "Learning to Dance". Shelby and Tim Weston (Wishful Thinking) also released Providence on Soul Coast records which features Peter Erskine, John Patitucci, Mitchell Forman and John Beasley among others. Shelby and Gregg's latest release Home for the Holidays (Nightowl Records) is an all acoustic project that immediately gained massive airplay on both Mainstream and Contemporary Jazz formats upon its initial release in late '93. It features Gregg's innovative trio arrangements of holiday classics, and four heartfelt originals written or co-written by Shelby.... With rave notices from her appearances at festivals from Monterey to Maui to Catalina Island, and a planned European tour, this year promises to open the world to the voice and talent of "everyone's favorite singer/songwriter", Shelby Flint. - Country Paul -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 18 Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 00:32:54 -0000 From: Michael Edwards Subject: "Sunrise Highway" on musica The late Bobby Bloom had a hand in writing this entry in the "Keepin' The Summer Alive" series, "Sunrise Highway" by the Spurrlows (Philips, 1969) now playing in musica. He was helped out by Pete Anders, John Linde and Vinne Poncia. The arrangement was by Meco Monardo who went on to bag a #1 hit in 1977 with the "Star Wars Theme". The big book shows that there was a version of "Sunrise Highway" recorded by Pete Anders on Buddah in 1967. There was also a version by Bobby Vee on his "Just Today" album, also from '67. Sunrise Highway runs parallel to the Long Island Expressway and is one of the main arteries from New York City to Eastern Long Island. It's much used this time of year as the City folk make their way to the Hamptons for the weekend. Just "Keepin' the Summer Alive" - like the rest of us. Enjoy the song, now playing in musica. 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 Imaginations – Summer In New York (Dunhill) 1967 Spurrlows – Sunrise Highway (Philips) 1969 -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 19 Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 11:17:43 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche Update For the new boys, the Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop site once a week plays an obscure Nitzsche track that is not on any currently available CD. Just follow this link to the Home page, vote for your choice for next week and feel free to leave any comments. This week's winner of the 'Record Of The Week' is Donnie Brooks - Gone (Reprise) Next week's battle is between The Escorts - You Can't Even Be My Friend (RCA) and Davey Summers - Calling All Cars (VIM). On The Radio, is currently playing: "KHJ10 Folk Rock". Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 20 Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 11:15:56 -0000 From: Ron Sauer Subject: Re: Del Shannon Ken Bell wrote: > Quick question from me: what happened to the Kapp label? > Was it owned by another label and then just folded? I believe Kapp was taken over by MCA whose labels included Decca, the label previous to Kapp either started or ran by Jack Kapp. They were all folded into the MCA label in the early 70's. Ron -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 21 Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 03:20:16 -0000 From: Jeff Lemlich Subject: Re: No Return (was Joey Levine) Mark wrote: > 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. It's definitely a different song. The Storybook People song was written by Glen Grey and Paul Williams. Jeff Lemlich -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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