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There are 5 messages in this issue #19.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Yellow Balloon
           From: Len 
      2. Joe Osborn, Carol Kaye, Yellow Balloon
           From: "John Hesterman" 
      3. Myddle Class
           From: Claudia Cunningham 
      4. Local Hits...again
           From: Richard Globman 
      5. Playlist for "Trance Cocktail Airlines" 8.9.00
           From: DJJimmyBee


Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 16:38:42 -0700 (PDT)
   From: Len 
Subject: Re: Yellow Balloon

Yellow Balloon - what a piece of ear candy circa spring '
67 for a 14 year old who dug the Beach Boys vocal sound!
it was one of those songs that hit like a ton of bricks,
and died on the charts almost as fast.

now, a question - coming out of the chorus and back to the
second verse - that's either a very clumsy segue: OR a very
bad tape splice.. does anybody notice this? it's almost
like the tape dragged for a split second.. comments?

| Len                                                             |
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| '63 1/2 Galaxie 500 fastback - 289-V8, auto                     |
| '69 Galaxie 500 Sportsroof (fastback) - 429-V8                  |
| - my "Radio Legends" pages |
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Message: 2
   Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 06:41:20 -0700
   From: "John Hesterman" 
Subject: Joe Osborn, Carol Kaye, Yellow Balloon

Hi All:

Thank you for setting the record straight about Joe Osborn, 
Carol :) In your recent posting you said "Joe did do
some nice hits with the Mamas & Papas and a few other good
groups like that..." I remember his work with The
Carpenters (he was on most of those sessions to the best
of my knowledge) and Johnny Rivers. That's Joe on the hit
single "Secret Agent Man" :)

Also, thank you again for taking the time to be here Carol
:) I always look forward to your posts and the information
they contain about what really happened :)

Finally, thank you to all that have contributed
information on The Yellow Balloon. Learning that history
has been very enjoyable :)


John H.
A Grape :)
Also an Offbeat :)
With a TRACE of music in there somewhere!

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Message: 3
   Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 07:45:26 -0400 (EDT)
   From: Claudia Cunningham 
Subject: Myddle Class

Marc: I have my original 45 of MC's "Don't Let Me Sleep
Too Long", a great song from '64-65. Do you recall it? It
was a big hit regionally here in the Northeast.  I have
often wondered what happened to them..

I, too, would like to know if "Free as the WInd" is
available...perhaps Amazon would have it, or, if I may
suggest, the world famous Blue Note Record Shop in Albany,
NY and ship worldwide....they carry just about everything
from the 40's onward. I may give them a call myself.


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Message: 4
   Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2000 15:05:20 -0400
   From: Richard Globman 
Subject: Local Hits...again

Frank SED (in response to a list of local hits I posted):

>This is interesting, indeed. What first surprises me is
>not so much the lesser known (almost unknown) artists who
>made it locally but the well known ones who, for some
>reason, failed to succeed nationally although they had a
>name (I'm thinking of The Platters, The Tymes, The Clovers
>...) or was it before they hit it nationwide?

Well, obviously I'm no expert (as Dave Feldman and Jack
Madani can attest) but I just think a lot of it has to do
with the "sound". Down in the Virginia-NC-SC area, there
is a dance called "the shag" which everyone does (at least
us cool guys). A few years ago, the shag was actually named
the state dance of South Carolina.

And most of these songs had that sound:

>Thank You John (Willie T)

I think I read somewhere that this record sold so many
copies in the southeast that it actually made it into the
Billboard top 100 even though almost nobody else ever
heard of it.

>Carolina Girls (Chairman of the Board)

When The Chairmen left Invictus Records, they all moved
down to Charlotte and started playing shag music...they're
still around.

>With This Ring, I Love You 1,000 Times, Washed Ashore
(All by The Platters)

After all the original Platters left the group (Herb Reed,
Zola Taylor, etc.) Sonny Turner took over and started
recording the stuff that became popular in the south.

>Rooster Blues (Delbert McClinton)

Almost all of Delbert's stuff is immensely popular around
here...same goes for Steve Bassett.

>Hold Back The Night (The Trammps)

One of their disco days numbers that caught on around here.

>Rainy Day Bells (Harlem Globetrotters)

Sweet, doo-wop sound...Meadowlark Lemon sang lead.

>My Little Red Book (Drifters)

Same type of scenario as The Platters...after all (or most) 
of the original Drifters left, they sort of mutated into
about 9 zillion Drifters groups (I think Jamie posted
something about them last year). The "English" Drifters
recorded "Little Red Book", "Down At The Club", and some
of the others that caught on.

Man...I've written too much...and besides, 'rasslin' is
coming on in a few minutes.


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Message: 5
   Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 17:50:53 EDT
   From: DJJimmyBee
Subject: Playlist for "Trance Cocktail Airlines" 8.9.00

"Trance Cocktail Airlines" airs on 88.1FM, WMBR,
Cambridge @ M.I.T. Wed at 10PM

Yoshinori Sunahara-Theme From Takeoff
Stelvio Cipriani-Come Together
Joey Altruda-Cocktails With Joey
Bob Crewe Generation-Birds Of Britain
Nicola Conte-Forma 2000
Lindberg Hemmer Foundation-Full Auto
Jacknife Lee-Here Kitty Kitty
Le Robin Orchestral-Sex Machine
Don Tiki-Clutch Cargo Cult
Ursala 1000-Funky Bikini
G.P Reverbie-Malize Di Veneire (remix)
Kai Winding-China Nights
Claus Ogerman-The Joker
Sergio Mendes & '66-Pretty World
Love Unlimited-Together
Berry Lipman-Girls From Paramarimbo

Jimmy Botticelli

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