__________________________________________________________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ S P E C T R O P O P __________ __________ __________ __________________________________________________________ Volume #0306 August 17, 1999 __________________________________________________________ Color Radio - Channel 98Subject: The gang Received: 08/15/99 2:50 pm From: Carol Kaye, caroxxxxxhlink.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com 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 http://www.carolkaye.com/ 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). --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Re: Penny Sisters/Cinnamon Angels Received: 08/15/99 2:51 pm From: WILLIAM STOS, xxxxxet.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com > "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. Will --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Tokens Received: 08/17/99 6:13 am From: Jamie LePage, le_pagxxxxxities.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com 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 LePageWeb http://www.geocities.com/RodeoDrive/5030 n.p. Jeffrey Foskett's cover of Tats Yamashita's "Fish" - Great! The Best of Jeffrey Foskett [Pioneer LDC (PICP-1166)] --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Modern Girl Groups Received: 08/15/99 2:51 pm From: Michael B Kelly, docxxxxx.com To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com > 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 follows. 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! Doc --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Pet vs ALW-and the winner is... Received: 08/17/99 6:13 am From: Ron Bierma, ELRxxxxxcom To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com In a message dated 8/14/99 4:05:01 AM, spectxxxxxities.com writes: >1. Andrew Lloyd Webber's music makes me physically ill. Ditto >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. Elron --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Carol's beginnings Received: 08/16/99 5:53 am From: Dave Mirich, Dmxxxxxcom To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com 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 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: Knickerbockers Received: 08/17/99 6:13 am From: CLAUDIA CUNNINGHAM, xxxxxv.net To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com 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 -65. 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 song. 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? Claudia --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Subject: April March Received: 08/17/99 6:13 am From: DJ JimmyB, DJJimxxxxxcom To: Spectropop List, spectxxxxxities.com 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 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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