======================================================== SPECTROPOP ======================================================== Volume #0118 July 16, 1998 ======================================================== Produced in accordance with the most demanding standardsSubject: bananas Sent: 07/15/98 12:54 pm Received: 07/16/98 12:51 am From: Mark Landwehr, mslXXXX@XXXbs.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com > Also, from my old record collection I found a couple others: " > Loving You Has Made Me Bananas" by Guy Marx > "Oh, your red scarf matches your eyes/You closed your cover before striking/Father had the ship-fitter blues/Loving you has made me bananas..." - What a great put-on song!!! We use to play that at an oldies station in Toledo, OH...heard that it was really a guy named Peter DeAngelis who created the pseudo Guy Marks character and sang the song ("from the Hotel Sheets in downtown Plunkettville") - You want side-splitting crazy??? How 'bout "Last Blast of the Blasted Bugler" (ABC 10308). Shades of "Gravy Waltz" by Steve Allen....Haven't laughed that hard since hearing "I Want My Baby Back" by Jimmy Cross and "Chaos" by Arbogast and Ross. You got me started, Claudia...Stop me before I laugh again!!!! Mark Landwehr --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Chiffons' material Sent: 07/14/98 4:34 am Received: 07/14/98 7:43 am From: WILLIAM STOS, wsXXXX@XXXt.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com I just heard a bunch of Chiffons songs that appeared on their hard to find fourth album, "My Secret Love" and they were all exceptional. But the cut I was most excited about didn't appear on this album, but it was instead there second 45 release, "Never Never b/w No More Tomorrows." Has anyone ever heard this wild sounding song? It was released on the Wildcat label in 1961, a year after they had a minor hit with a cover version of the Shirelles' "Tonight's The Night" on Big Deal Records. Both of these sides sound way ahead of their time. Will --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Hedgehoppers Anonymous Sent: 07/15/98 12:44 pm Received: 07/16/98 12:51 am From: Javed Jafri, javedjaXXXX@XXXt.ca To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com CLAUDIA CUNNINGHAM, TPXXXX@XXX.net wrote: > Every time I dig into my vast collection I just get madder and > madder that I can't turn on an oldies station and get this stuff. > I'd probably stand on my head and spit nickels if I ever turned on > an oldie station and heard, "It's Good News Week" by Hedgehoppers > Anonymous You know what this song was played now and then around these parts but I have not heard it for some time now. Its unmistakable intro was even featured on a local radio contest called "The Morning Mystery Oldie" several times. The song was the masterwork of British record producer and ( U.K.) label owner Jonathan King. King of course scored his very own top forty hit with "Everyone's Gone To The Moon". He was a major player in the music industry during the mid 60's. One of the more interesting projects with his involvement was a trio called Hotlegs. Remember their rather enigmatic sounding semi-hit "Neanderthal Man". Now when was the last time you heard that on the radio ? Hotlegs by the way evolved into 10 CC. The first and arguably best 10 CC album was released on King's U.K. label. Javed --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Middle class Sent: 07/14/98 3:27 am Received: 07/14/98 7:43 am From: Kieron Tyler, kierXXXX@XXX.org.uk To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com Dave Feldman mentioned the Myddle Class. They included Charles Larkey (on bass?) who got married to Carole King and was later in The City with her. They were the band that the Velvet Underground supported at their (The VU that is) very 1st live show in Dec 1965. They did have a few singles bit I don't have details right here - if anyone wants me to dig info out let me know. All the best, Kieron Tyler --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: oldies radio Sent: 07/15/98 9:17 am Received: 07/16/98 12:51 am From: Big L, biXXXX@XXXtmail.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com >>>>>For example, I have heard "Open Up Your Door" by >Richard & The Young Lions on WGRR. This record was a huge hit in the Midwest, actually making it to # 1 on WKYC in Cleveland. That's the reason they play it. You're right, WGRR and WMJI ARE 2 of the best oldies stations in the country. But one of the best kept secrets is Greensboro's WMQX, Oldies 93. This station is managed by Gary Weiss, son of Bob Weiss, who once owned the famous WIXY-1260 in Cleveland. It also has one of the old WIXY jocks, the great Jack Armstrong, "Your Leader." Unfortunately, WMQX is not on the net, either. They have a large playlist, and mix in lots of soul, Brill Building, and, of course, "beach" music. (Dey in Carolinah, man.) == Big L Check out my Radio Legends pages at: biXXXX@XXXtmail.com http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/9816 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Velvelettes, Lolly Pops and Andantes Sent: 07/14/98 4:29 am Received: 07/14/98 7:43 am From: WILLIAM STOS, wsXXXX@XXXt.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com > I only have the Velvelettes' singles. What else is out there that > you would recommend? A while ago I looked around on a Marginal Records Web page, or a Motown page and saw, what almost has to be a bootleg cd collection. It's called the Royalettes Meet the Velvelettes. I haven't purchased this yet, but it does have the Velvelettes unreleased Motown album on it, plus quite a few Royalettes gems. The sound quality on Marginal is usually not bad, for bootlegs anyway. If you find it before me let me know how it is! Will P.S. Does anybody know anything about the two other 60s girl groups on Motown, the Lolly Pops and the Andantes? --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: The Chess Catalogue Saga Sent: 07/14/98 2:33 pm Received: 07/15/98 1:56 am From: Scott Bauman, ScottBauXXXX@XXX.msn.com To: Spectropop List, spectroXXXX@XXXties.com Ron Bierma, ELRONXXXX@XXXom asked: "<
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