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Spectropop V#0306

  • From: The Spectropop Group
  • Date: 08/15/99

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       Volume #0306                         August 17, 1999   
                      Color Radio - Channel 98                
    Subject:     The gang
    Received:    08/15/99 2:50 pm
    From:        Carol Kaye,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Jerry, Ray Pohlman died from a heart attack in Santa Fe NM
    about 1990 (from smoking all those years). Earl Palmer is 
    still playing good jazz at RIX jazz club Tuesdays in Santa
    Monica - his book "Backbeat...Earl Palmer's Story" is just 
    out this year (Smithsonian Press) and selling very well. 
    Mike Deasy lives in Colo. Springs, still tours some with 
    his wife Kathy, Jim Bond has long been a successful 
    realtor here in LA, Larry Knectel moved back to east 
    Washington state from Nashville, tours once inawhile 
    (Bread), and Hal lives here in Santa Clarita, same block as
    I do.....still playing, but not feeling all that great 
    (foot surgeries, back problems etc.).
    Yes, I recouped my publishing co., sold it a few years ago, 
    and writing more (have video tutorials out), and 
    recently finished my 28th tutor, "Jazz Improv For Bass" 
    and am the educator chair for elec. bass at the 
    prestigeous Henry Mancini Institute at UCLA, as well as do
    some record dates (Matthew Sweet, others) here and some 
    nice concert-gigs with our Jazz Trio, legendary Jazz 
    saxman Ray Pizzi and noted studio guitar man, Mitch Holder.
    We also lost Gene Estes, Steve Douglas, Howard Roberts, 
    Tommy Tedesco, Victor Feldman, Gene Page, Bill Green, 
    Sweets Edison, Lew McCreary, Julius Wechter, Buddy Clark, 
    Bob Stone.
    Carol Kaye    
    PS. My book will be out in 2000 about our studio work too 
    and there's a studio musician credit book coming out end 
    of this year by Russ Wapensky (Greenwood Press).
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    Subject:     Re: Penny Sisters/Cinnamon Angels
    Received:    08/15/99 2:51 pm
    From:        WILLIAM STOS,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    > "Does anyone know who the Cinnamon Angels were? who the 
    > Penny Sisters were? Both did obscure albums on BT Puppy."
    Penny Sisters eh? BT Puppy label eh? Do you know what they
    sound like? It could be the Chiffons in disguise since they
    had close links to BT Puppy and its producers, and were on 
    the label in the late 60s and early 70s and they were 
    known as the Four Pennies in 1963. Just a thought. 
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    Subject:     Tokens
    Received:    08/17/99 6:13 am
    From:        Jamie LePage,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    John wrote:
    >"Does anyone know who the Cinnamon Angels were? who the 
    >Penny Sisters were? Both did obscure albums on BT Puppy."
    B.T. Puppy was a spinoff of Bright Tunes, the Tokens' 
    production company. They also released sides on Rust 
    Records. BT (Bright Tunes') Puppy, formed in the mid-60s, 
    had several hit acts such as The Happenings, The Tokens, 
    The Chiffons, Randy and The Rainbows, and Tony Orlando & 
    Dawn. Bright Tunes released a Chiffons record on Rust 
    under the name of the Four Pennies, a "Da Doo Ron Ron"- 
    like Barry/Greenwich monster "When the Boy's Happy (the 
    Girl's Happy Too). Besides being a rockin' little record, 
    it sets a precedent of Bright Tunes releasing Chiffons 
    under an alternative artist name. I mention that because I
    recall reading that Cinnamon Angels were decidedly the 
    Chiffons, which makes sense in view of the above. Can't 
    help with the Penny Sisters, though. 
    Sorry I can't answer your question precisely. Does anyone 
    OWN either of these albums? If so, please tell us about 
    them. The Chiffons records are wonderful; could these be 
    as good? 
    Jamie LePage
    n.p. Jeffrey Foskett's cover of Tats Yamashita's "Fish" - Great!
         The Best of Jeffrey Foskett [Pioneer LDC (PICP-1166)]
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    Subject:     Modern Girl Groups
    Received:    08/15/99 2:51 pm
    From:        Michael B Kelly,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    > does anyone here like modern girl groups? rosita,
    > anjelica, period pains, lolita storm etc..
    You know how, every December, you listen to Xmas music? 
    Well, I recently moved to South Carolina, so - now I find 
    myself hearing Country music. It just sorta naturally 
    Most of it does not appeal to the Spectropop in my, 
    especially the male artists.
    HOWEVER, I have discovered that the Girl Group sound is 
    alive and well and thriving in Country music. Seriously!
    Shania Twain, the Dixie Chcks, Martina McBride, Lee Ann 
    Womack, Jo Dee Missina, SHeDAISY, Trisha Yearwood all have
    great records out right now. There is a Country station 
    here that plays 80% female (as opposed to 95% male on the 
    others), so I set a button and I check it out regularly.
    How do they sound?
    Imagine what might have developed from the early '60s GG 
    sound had the British Invasion never happened, and what 
    you get is the artists I just cited, 90% rock and roll, 
    10% Country, and 100% female/harmony!
    Don't kick me out of the group, please!
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    Subject:     Pet vs ALW-and the winner is...
    Received:    08/17/99 6:13 am
    From:        Ron Bierma, ELRxxxxxcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    In a message dated 8/14/99 4:05:01 AM, writes:
    >1.  Andrew Lloyd Webber's music makes me physically ill.
    >2.  Petula Clark is playing Norma Desmond.
    Oh, no!! Do I smell a dilemma?
    >Has anybody seen this show, with or without Petula? 
    Yes, I saw that show with the great star of the fine TV 
    comedy/drama "Eight is Enough", Betty Buckley. Being a fan
    of that show was akin to your being a fan of Pet.
    >Will the opportunity to spend two hours watching one of my
    >idols outweigh the fact that I already know I'm going to 
    >hate the music and consider the whole show a desecration 
    >of one of my favorite films, or can not even Petula save 
    >this show?
    hmmm...the sets are spactacular!! The staging is amazing!!
    The songs suck, the score sucks, Pet rules, as does Betty. 
    The film is top 10 - the show is a desecration. I'm glad I 
    went, if just for the opportunity to reply to your inquiry.
    If you can afford it as you could a candy bar, I think you 
    should go. If your hatred of ALW outweighs your love of 
    Pet, then I'd stay away.
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    Subject:     Carol's beginnings
    Received:    08/16/99 5:53 am
    From:        Dave Mirich, Dmxxxxxcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Carol, when you get time, could you please tell us how you
    began playing guitar and bass? What were your first contacts
    with the stringed instruments and why did you persist in 
    this interest that was such a man's domain? Who taught you? 
    Did your parents discourage you? How did finally break 
    into the business? Was it hard initially to be accepted, a
    women as a session player? 
    Thanks in advance.
    Dave Mirich
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    Subject:     Knickerbockers
    Received:    08/17/99 6:13 am
    From:        CLAUDIA CUNNINGHAM,
    To:          Spectropop List,
    Being an upstate New York girl (Albany), I was treated to 
    hearing such regional bands as the Knickerbockers, Four 
    Fifths and Myddle Class. These bands appeared here in 1964
    The former, the Knickerbockers, had a national hit "Lies" 
    plus some regional ones ("All I Need Is You" and "Jerk 
    Town"). Question: Does anyone know who produced them and 
    where they are today? One of the singers (Johnny Charles, 
    I believe)replaced Bill Medley when the Righteous Brothers
    temporarily broke up and sounded and looked quite like him. 
    The Four Fifths were the hot local band in the capital 
    region and charted on Billboard in '65..can't remember the
    The Myddle Class had one hit which was very large on the 
    East Coast, "Don't Let Me Sleep Too Long". I am curious 
    about them, if anyone has heard anything of them.
    These groups were quite good, very polished and 
    professional. Anyone?
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    Subject:     April March
    Received:    08/17/99 6:13 am
    From:        DJ JimmyB, DJJimxxxxxcom
    To:          Spectropop List,
    In a message dated 8/11/99 8:09:03 PM, you wrote:
    >does anyone here like modern girl groups?
    Has anyone here heard April March yet? She is 
    retro-futuristic and absolutely fantabulash. Her husband 
    is Warren Zanes, formerly of the 80's Boston-based Del 
    Fuegoes. Run, don't walk out to get her fine new CD and 
    you absolutely WILL NOT be disappointed. Guaranteeeeeeed. 
    Jimmy Botticelli
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