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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this Digest Number 112:

      1. Racism, Jazz, Motown, et al
           From: Paul MacArthur
      2. (Love Me) Now
           From: John Clemente
      3. Leader Of The Pack
           From: Paul Urbahns 
      4. More Millennial Musing
           From: James Botticelli 
      5. soft pop on 45
           From: "Luis Suarez" 
      6. The Screw - A Reproduction 45 rpm
           From: Paul Urbahns 
      7. Re: The Smoke
           From: David Lysakowski


Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 18:00:59 -0800 (PST)
   From: Paul MacArthur 
Subject: Racism, Jazz, Motown, et al

> Cats like Creed Taylor were trained musicians
> first and foremost, not business or law school grads.
> That is more relevant than the color of an A&R guy's
> skin. Not to mention CTI would have been a better
> label to namecheck for "colorblind" album jackets in a
> jazz special. At least that example  exists. But I
> guess Creed Taylor doesn't fit their agenda. He  is,
> after all, white.

Let's not forget the Blue Note guys, Alfred Lion and
Francis Wolff, who did so much to push jazz to the

But they pale in comparison to Norman Granz who did
more to promote black and white jazz artists AND
integrate jazz audiences than any other record
producer/exec ever ...  black or white.  But, of
course, Granz is white, so mentioning him runs
contrary to the agenda. 

Interesting Granz story that deals with segration can
be found here. It's one of many instances where Granz
and some determined musicians made a social

- Paul MacArthur

Album of the Week: Jeff Beck YOU HAD IT COMING
Song of the Week: Jeff Beck "Nadia"
Book of the Week: George Orwell 1984
Movie of the Week: The Nasty Girl

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Message: 2
   Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 16:54:23 -0500
   From: John Clemente
Subject: (Love Me) Now


In answer to Billy G. Spradlin's comment on "(Love Me)
Now", The Angels b-side.  According to Jiggs Allbut, the
girls purposely began throwing down anything that wasn't
nailed down around the studio to purposely make noises on
the 45 version.  The reason for this was to ensure that
deejays wouldn't flip over the single.

In my opinion, even without the sounds, it would have
been no contest.

John Clemente

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Message: 3
   Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 09:33:39 EST
   From: Paul Urbahns
Subject: Leader Of The Pack

Jennifer wrote: 

> I'm so glad someone posted a review of this play because
> they just announced the show dates here in Boston. It
> looked interesting but I wasnt sure about shelling out
> 50 bucks for it.

If dinner is included and it is done by a good group it
would be worthwhile. I saw an amateur production in
Canada (by video tape) and enjoyed the show. I only wish
VH1 or HBO had taped it while it was on Broadway with
the original cast. We all know Darlene Love is black.
It's hard for me to see a white person play the role. I
would rather them say something like "I'm so and so and
I'm playing Darlene Love" rather than the actor using
the words of the original play where she says "I'm
Darlene Love"

Good story weaved around some great songs. Pick up a
copy of the two record set cast album if you can find

Paul Urbahns

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Message: 4
   Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 19:24:15 EST
   From: James Botticelli
Subject: More Millennial Musing

Hi...I see on the Millennium LP that one of the producers
was Keith Olsen. Is this the same Keith Olsen that played
in The Music Machine? There was a nice soft rock track on
their first LP (the one with "Talk Talk") called "Some
Other Drum"..

JB/Mr Dieingly Needing To Know

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Message: 5
   Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 03:39:35 -0000
   From: "Luis Suarez" 
Subject: soft pop on 45


Awhile ago there was a discussion of soft pop on CD. Then
people put forth suggestions for soft pop albums that
haven't been reissued. What about soft pop 45's? 


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Message: 6
   Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 09:33:38 EST
   From: Paul Urbahns 
Subject: The Screw - A Reproduction 45 rpm

Mike wrote:
>  The blue-label "The Screw" that's resurfacing now is a
>  BOOTLEG, totally unauthorized and unlicensed (which is
>  basically the definition of a bootleg)! What's wrong with
>  using that word, Paul!!! Someone had a copy and pressed it
>  wo/anyone's permission - They didn't even try to fix the
>  skip at 2:00!!!...That's pretty poor "mastering", if you
>  ask me.

The original was pretty poor mastering, too, as we all
know Phil didn't waste good money on quality wax. He
used the cheapest stuff he could find.

I didn't say the reproduction was authorized. But the
difference in my mind is the reproduction looks like and
sounds like the original. Whereas a plain bootleg is on
some off the wall label design nobody ever heard of. The
Philles blue label 45 was made off a promo copy as I
understand and they simply removed any reference to
promo on the label and printed it up as a blue label
release copy. The bootleg CD (see I used the word where
appropriate) you mentioned does not have the B side as
you stated. The 70s release (reproduction 45) was
advertised as a reproduction when I bought it. Another
record reproduced about the same time was the Randy
single Barbie by Kenny and the Cadets (Beach Boys).
These were done before the copyright law was re-written.

Paul Urbahns

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Message: 7
   Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 19:48:02 -0600
   From: David Lysakowski 
Subject: Re: The Smoke

Cedric wrote:

> I'm a french fan of the WCPAEB and i wondered how the
> Michael Lloyd's Smoke LP sound like. If anyone could
> told me about it or even better post a mp3 of it, it
> would be great.
> Thanks.
> Cedric

Hi Cedric, 

Look up the Delerium Psychedelic Web of Sound web site
for complete info.

The lp is mostly mild psych with slight post 'Pepper
sounds. I love The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band

David Lysakowski

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