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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Other Two
           From: Alec Palao
      2. the Teddy Bears album
           From: benvj17
      3. Who Masters Up For Auction?
           From: Greg 
      4. Quadrophenia/Dum Dum Ditty
           From: Frank Youngwerth 
      5. Celine Dion and Spector
           From: Jon Cook 
      6. Exciting Brenda Reid
           From: LePageWeb 
      7. The Liquid Room 4/15/01
           From: David Ponak


Message: 1
   Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 11:34:10 -0800
   From: Alec Palao 
Subject: Re: Other Two

>There's also a Jerden single credited to the Other Two
>("Don't Lock Me In/Look Around" - '66).  Never heard
>this, so I don't know if it's the same group, but it
>could well be - Jerden had releases on several UK
>artists at the time.  If it is them, it's one of those
>strange-but-not-unheard-of instances where a Brit group
>had a US release that never materialised back home (see
>also Blue Orchids, Chantelles, Simone Jackson....)

Jerden's Other Two are unrelated - they were a Peter &
Gordon-style duo, representing themselves at the time as
Curt and Nicholas, although they are in fact Barry
Curtis and Dick Peterson, organist and drummer
respectively of frat rock faves the Kingsmen. Both
"Don't Lock Me In" and its follow-up "Don't Say No" (on
Jerden subsidiary Panorama) are great slices of
Anglophile pop with a folk rock flavour, and are amongst
the better examples of American acts grappling with
Merseybeat. Certainly much stronger than anything the
Kingsmen were recording at the time! There's also a
bunch of similarly impressive outtakes by the duo (who
appear to have played all the instruments on the
recordings too) - watch for these and the singles sides
to appear on Ace/Big Beat's "Northwest Battle Of The
Bands" series.

Jerry Dennon of Jerden had an interesting lease
relationship with Pye, that arose out of Pye
International licensing the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie" for
UK release. What Pye's main US licensees Warners and ABC
didn't take, he was offered, resulting in obscure
Stateside releases on Jerden from Dana Gillespie, Lesley
Duncan and Billie Davis, plus assorted beat groups and
Kenny Ball etc. However, Jerry told me his one big hope
for a smash out of this deal was Freddie Lennon's
"That's My Life"!

Archivally yours


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Message: 2
   Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 17:55:32 EDT
   From: benvj17 
Subject: the Teddy Bears album

Where can I get hold of the Teddy Bears album, and does
it have Don't You Worry My Little Pet on it?

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Message: 3
   Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 23:30:33 -0400 (EDT)
   From: Greg 
Subject: Who Masters Up For Auction?

> (BTW: when are they ever going to settle that suit with
> Shel Talmy and get back the masters for the "My
> Generation" album??) 

If I'm not mistaken, didn't Talmy have these tapes up for 
auction somewhere recently?

RIP Joey Ramone

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Message: 4
   Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 01:21:13 EDT
   From: Frank Youngwerth 
Subject: Quadrophenia/Dum Dum Ditty

I have the new Quadrophenia CD, and compared its "Da Doo
Ron Ron" and "Be My Baby" to the Back to Mono tracks. The
"Quad" "versions" (both mono) are noticably less
submerged, with more clarity, edge, and kick (at least in
my headphones). The drum intro and break on "Be My Baby"
seem to have a gating effect put on them, which might
bother some purists. "Da Doo Ron Ron" comes off as more
of a vocal group record than I usually think of it. I
can't tell just what tweaking was done in the remastering
(remixing? re-reverbing?), but on the whole I like the
results. "Green Onions," on the other hand, sounds a like
it's coming from an AM radio (definitely inferior to the
sound on the Booker T. Fantasy box).

I've noticed that odd moment on Dum Dum Ditty too. I have
a little bit of experience making records, and when I
hear something like this (or read about the re-editing of
"Fine Fine Boy") I automatically assume it was done to
cover over a problem in the source tape--such as somebody
having accidentally erased a part of it (there's that
story of the luckless engineer who erased most of a
Steely Dan track before completion). This of course is
speculation, but I just can't believe anybody would
re-edit and release a Spector classic for the box unless
forced to for technical reasons.

Frank Youngwerth

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Message: 5
   Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 12:15:02 EDT
   From: Jon Cook 
Subject: Celine Dion and Spector

I was wondering if the Celine Dion Spector sessions had
come out in any form. I seem to recall a Phil Spector
press release that said the tracks would be released at
some point to show how good they were in comparison to
what Celine did after the project was scuttled. I would
think that these would be a bootlegger's goldmine, but
if Spector has the tapes, they are probably safe from
illegal use. Does anyone have any info on these sessions
or their release? 


jon cook

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Message: 6
   Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 14:35:12 +0900
   From: LePageWeb
Subject: Exciting Brenda Reid

Stewart Mason wrote:

> Jamie LePage writes:
> >Then there is the case of
> >Tell Him by the Exciters which for years was only
> >available with a botched vocal on the 2nd verse (which I
> >came to like after hearing it so many times! It sounds
> >like the lyric goes "If you want it...Makes your heart
> >sing out").
> That's not intentional?  Huh!  
> So what line is supposed to be in between?

I guess we'll never know because Leiber and
Stoller fixed the mistake by "flying" a copy of the same
part from another section. The vocal on the 45 goes:

If you want him to be always by your side
If you want him to only think of you

It stands to reason that the first line of the couplet
should end in a word that rhymes with "you" but that
doesn't help much does it? Also, Stewart, if that's the
only way you've ever heard that song, you may be mildly
surprised at how different it sounds slightly speeded up
as the single was. It's fairly amazing how much more
energy the sped up version has.

Both versions (unfortunately in remixed stereo) are on
the "Tell Him" CD (EMI Legends of Rock'n Roll series).
It's not a comprehensive collection to be sure and I am
not too fond of the reissue liners or CD research/
compilation, but I guess we can't have Andrew Sandoval
or Bill Inglot doing all EMI's reissues now, can we?
Besides, Brenda Reid is SO great you just gotta have as
much of her music as possible. 

On the other hand, the Exciters tracks on Here Come The
Girls, Volume 3 are all killers and they *sound* great
too - but there you go - those CDs were put together by
Malcolm Baumgart and Mick Patrick - no wonder they're up
to snuff.


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Message: 7
   Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 15:50:24 -0400
   From: David Ponak 
Subject: The Liquid Room 4/15/01

Saturday night brought another groovy evening in the
Liquid Room. Special thanks to Jon Huck (of wonderful LA
musical act The Fur Ones) for producing such great
bumpers for me.

The Liquid Room airs every Saturday night from Midnight
to 3AM on 90.7FM KPFK Los Angeles, as well as streaming

The Liquid Room 4/15/01:

1.The Association-Come On In
Birthday (WB)

2.Arling & Cameron-5th Dimension
We Are A&C (Emperor Norton) 	NEW ALBUM COMING IN AUGUST!

3.Ennio Morriccone feat. Astrud Gilberto-Argomenti
Belmondo Morricone (Play Time-France)

4.Scott Walker-Best Of Both Worlds
Scott 2 (Phillips-UK)

5.Cubismo Grafico-Apres Midi
Mini (Escalator-Japan)

6.Serge Gainsbourg-Sea, Sex & Sun (Demon Ritchie Mix)
I Love Sergie-ElectronicaGainsbourg (Mercury-France)

7.J. Girls-The World Of Yellow
Good Night Tokyo (Readymade-Japan)

Felt Mountain (Mute)
Live at the El Rey Theater May 8

9.Van Dyke Parks-Come To The Sunshine
It's A Soft Rock World (Keystone-Japan)

10.Insect Surfers-Massachusetts
Listen, & Learn With Vibrophonic (Vibrophonic)

11.Japancakes-Soft N EZ
The Sleepy Strange (Kindercore)

12.Bob Dorough-3 Is A Magic Number
Schoolhouse Rocks (Rhino)
Bob Dorough is doing Schoolhouse Rocks Live 
at the Knitting Factory Wed. 4/18 at 9PM.

13.The Nonce-Mix Tapes
World Ultimate (American)

14.Komeda-Feeling Fine
Pop Svenska (Minty Fresh)

15.Burt Bacharach-After The Fox (Instrumental)
After The Fox Soundtrack (UA)

16.Tipsy-Kitty Takes A Ride
Uh-Oh (Asphodel)

17.Ladytron-I'm With The Pilots
604 (Emperor Norton)

18.Richard Hayman-Dansero
The Electric Latin Love Machine (Command)

19.Bridgette Bardot-C'est Une Bossa Nova
Bridgette Bardot (Phillips-France)

20.Tomoki Kanda-String Driven Thing
A Landscape Of Smaller's Music (Cru-el-Japan)

21.Gary Usher-Fall Breaks And Back To Winter/Good 
Vibrations/Heroes & Villains (Medley)
A Symphonic Salute To A Great American
Songwriter-Brian Wilson (Dreamsville-Japan)

22.Seksu Roba-Galaxina Fantasy Screw
Seksu Roba (Crippled Dick Hot Wax)
Appearing live at the My Bloody Valentine tribute show
Wed. 4/18 at the Silverlake Lounge along with the Ray
Makers and many others.....

The Album (Warlock)

24.Steve Lawrence-Groovin'
This is Steve & Eydie (RCA)

25.Pizzicato Five-Fashion People
Ca Et La Japan (Readymade-Japan)

26.Ginger & The Snaps (the Honeys)-7 Days In September
Dream Boy Vol. 1 (M&M-Japan)

27.The Fur Ones-Le Tems De L'Amour
Monokini (Monochrome)

28.The Carnival-Love So Fine
Carnival (World Pacific)

29.The Divine Comedy-The Masterminds
Regeneration (Parlophone-UK)

30.The Sugar Shoppe-Take Me Away
The Sugar Shoppe (Capitol)

The Altogether (Polygram)

32.Charles Fox-Charge
Pufnstuff (soundtrack) (Capitol)

33.Lemon Lemons-Beatiful Dreams
60's Cutie Pop Collection-Twiggy Edit (Tokuma-Japan)

34.The Free Design-Springtime
Cosmic Peekaboo (Marina)

35.Christopher Scott-Wives And Lovers
Switched On Bacharach (Decca)

36.The Nu-Luvs-So Soft So Warm
Growin' Up Too Fast-The Girl Group Anthology (Mercury)

Syncro World (V2-Japan)

Crystal Ball (The Truth) (NPG)

39.Brigitte Fontaine-Il Pleut
Est (Saravah-France)

40.Qypthone-Take The Money And Run
Modernica In The House (Happyness-Japan)

41.Rupert Holmes-I Don't Want To Hold Your Hand
The Epoch Collection (Varese Sarabande)

42.Stu Phillips with Dino, Desi, & Billy-Like The Wind And Sea
Follow Me (soundtrack) (UNI)

43.Lalo Schifrin-Music To Interrogate By
Bullitt (soundtrack) (WB)

44.Burt Bacharach-Something Big
Living Together (A&M)

45.Paul Williams-Morning I'll Be Moving On
Someday Man (WB)

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