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There are 8 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 171:

      1. Those Oldies but Goodies
           From: LePageWeb 
      2. Shinding
           From: Ron Buono 
      3. Re: SHINDIG!!!
           From: "Mike Arcidiacono"
      4. Jackie & Gayle, Kelly Garrett
           From: "Ian Chapman"
      5. The Teardrops' CD!?
           From: John Frank 
      6. Jeff and Ellie compilation???
           From: "Donny Hampton"
      7. Salt Water Taffy
           From: Patrick Rands
      8. Paul Revere's Sharon
           From: Will George 


Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 12:05:10 +0900
   From: LePageWeb
Subject: Those Oldies but Goodies

Many have seen the news reports over the last day or so
about EMI after its second merger plans went awry. I
found one report from Telegraph Group Limited under the
headline "Profit rocks as EMI lets oldies be".

The article points out once again that the Beatles 1
album is the fastest selling album of all time, with 22m
copies sold so far. But what makes this article worth
mentioning here is that it goes as far as to say that
'EMI's back catalogue is the centrepiece of its new
strategy of "aggressive independence".' When challenged
that EMI can't go on releasing their material ad
infinitum, a top EMI exec was quoted as saying "Why on
earth not?"

The article said EMI will now concentrate on a new
standalone strategy of exploiting the back catalogue,
snapping up smaller rivals and developing new media sales.

This is of course great news for Spectropoppers, because
EMI owns so much of the music we all love; Imperial,
Liberty, Capitol, Dimension, just to name a few. With a
promise to further mine this material we can look forward
to continuing reissues of popular, rare and previously
unreleased material. This announcement also adds weight
to the idea that music of the late 40s through the mid
70s is not merely nostalgia. Artists of today may have
better image consultants, video directors, dance
instructors and hair gel, and there certainly are more
opportunities today to "tie-in" music with video,
computer games and other digital media. Despite this,
many express concern that the music of today is a
disposable commodity, unlike the music made during the
golden era we discuss here. It's easy to counter-argue
this point with numbers - the "music industry" today
makes more money than it ever has - but dig below the
surface to find the Beatles as EMI's saving grace of year
2000, and the argument starts to wear thin. 

When EMI publicly declares a focus on back catalogue as its
new strategy, one wonders how aspiring artists of today
figure into the scheme of things. From the Telegraph
Group report, however, it appears the oldies of today
will also be the goodies of tomorrow.


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Message: 2
   Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 09:48:26 EDT
   From: Ron Buono 
Subject: Shindig

> Do any of you out there remember Shindig or were lucky
> enough to go to the tapings in the '60's in LA??   I will
> give a list of the names, and I would love it if anybody
> could give me any info. about what label they were on, if
> any of their recordings appear on CD's today, etc.  
>  Jackie and Gayle
>  Linda Clark
>  Linda Gayle
>  Jerry Naylor
>  Gary Brento Weis
>  Kelly Garrett
 Hi Tony-

I have heard of a couple of those artists. I know that
"Jackie & Gayle" recorded a cute  single on Capitol
entitled "I can't go out tonight"/"Why can't my teacher..."

Label credits DAVID GATES as the "arranger/conductor".
The girls put out another 45 on United Artists entitled
"The Fortune Cookie"/"All the good times are gone". The
A side is a cutesy novelty tune from the movie of the
same name.

Kelly Garrett recorded for several labels during the
early-mid 60's. My favorites were on the AVA label: "I
don't think he's coming"/"This heart is haunted" (great!),
and "Tommy makes girls cry"/"Baby it hurts" (both good!).
On the Palomar label she recorded "Save me from
myself"/"The boy on the drums" (about Ringo, of course...).
On Smash she recorded the Jackie DeShannon penned "You
step into my world"/"Nothing left to give"

Not familiar with those other artists.


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Message: 3
   Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 11:22:46 -0700
   From: "Mike Arcidiacono"
Subject: Re: SHINDIG!!!

Tony Leong wrote:

>I will give a list of the names, and I would love it if
>anybody could give me any info. 
>...Who the @&$*!! are these  people??"

Jackie and Gayle:  Very Popular soft rock duo.  Recorded
for Mainstream, then United Artists. Had some lower
chart entries (its The Thought That Counts)  Gayle later
joined the New Christy Minstrels.

Jerry Naylor:  Was a member of The Crickets in the '60s.
Sang lead on a bunch of their best post Buddy Holly
material. (Little Hollywood Girl)  Also recorded solo on
Tower ("City Lights") and Columbia. Great Singer!!

Thats all I knew from the list...

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Message: 4
   Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 21:13:17 +0100
   From: "Ian Chapman"
Subject: Jackie & Gayle, Kelly Garrett

Tony asked:-

> Who the @&$*!! are......
> Jackie and Gayle.....Kelly Garrett

Jackie & Gayle broke away from the New Christy Minstrels
in '64 to go it alone.  Made some pretty good records
>from '64 through '66 for Capitol, Mainstream and UA
respectively, including a nice version of the Russ
Teitelman/Margaret Mandolph song "I Wanna Make You
Happy"; a great Sloan/Barri slowie "It's The Thought
That Counts", and a cover of the Breakaways' "That's How
It Goes", which they sang on "Shindig!" (all on

Appeared in the "Wild Wild Winter" ski movie singing
"Our Love's Gonna Snowball" (on the Decca S/T album)

And I s'pose I should mention their debut 45 for Capitol
was "Why Can't My Teacher Look Like Mr Novak"
(...."instead of Mr Ed", it went on.....)

Kelly Garrett too made some pearlers from '63 to '69 for
Ava, Palomar and Smash.  Students of Joe Meek might be
interested to know her debut on Ava was the original
version of "Baby It Hurts" which he cut on Glenda
Collins (and Kelly's blows his away!)  One of her Smash
sides from '68, "Love's The Only Answer", has been a
long-time UK northern soul fave.


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Message: 5
   Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 20:50:06 -0700
   From: John Frank 
Subject: The Teardrops' CD!?

I just checked out your girl group website, Chuck, and
the first article was about John Clemente's book-signing
and The Teardrops' CD signing. A Teardrops' CD??  I've
been able to get a hold of a few of their 45s, which are,
without exception, fabulous. Now you're saying there's a
whole CD. How do I get my hands on it??

John Frank

[Ed. note: Check out John Clemente's "Girl Groups - 
Fabulous Females that Rocked the World" at:]

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Message: 6
   Date: Fri, 11 May 2001 16:35:56 -0000
   From: "Donny Hampton"
Subject: Jeff and Ellie compilation???

Here's a question I've been thinking about lately:  Why
has there never been a Barry and Greenwich compilation
issued?  I've been peddling this idea unsuccessfully to
both majors and reissue labels for years.  The usual
response I get (when I get a response at all) is that the
Phil Spector productions are not available for licensing,
and that nobody would be interested in buying a Jeff and
Ellie songbook CD without them. What do you all think?
Why hasn't this ever been done, and even without the
Spector masters, what does everyone think about this idea?

Don Charles

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Message: 7
   Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 19:08:04 -0000
   From: Patrick Rands
Subject: Salt Water Taffy

Hello all;

I've recently discovered the wonderful album by Salt
Water Taffy and have gathered together all the tracks as
mp3s except two of them. Is there anyone who could make
mp3s of the following tracks?
He'll Pay
Sticks and Stones
Please email me and let me know - thank you! If you are
curious to give them a listen check out this site:

You will note that the two tracks I'm looking for are
not there,


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Message: 8
   Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 19:36:40 EDT
   From: Will George 
Subject: Paul Revere's Sharon

Maybe someone here can clear up a question. Paul Revere
& the Raiders released a song called "Sharon." Now, I'm
not familiar with this group at all really, but the
question is this: Someone else on this list swears that
the lead singer on that is actually Jackie DeShannon
(her real name is Sharon.) When I hear the song, I hear
a sped-up male's voice that sounds nothing like
DeShannon. Does anyone know the story on this?

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