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Spectropop - Digest Number 182

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There are 9 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 182:

      1. Re: Songs featuring Radio Station logos or call letters
           From: Marc Wielage 
      2. Darlene Love (Darlene Wright) - Best Of  album 
           From: Ton Borsboom 
      3. Who is Eddie Hoh?
           From: "Spectropop Administration" 
      4. Something Happening Here
           From: "LePageWeb" 
      5. Jugheadquarters
           From: Steve McClure 
      6. Re: Rock Flowers/Jeff Barry
           From: Patrick Rands 
      7. groups dubbing in call letters of radio station
           From: Freeman Carmack 
      8. Call letters
           From: Will George
      9. Re: Songs featuring Radio Station logos or call letters
           From: Dan Hughes


Message: 1
   Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 02:53:35 -0700
   From: Marc Wielage 
Subject: Re: Songs featuring Radio Station logos or call letters

Paul Urbahns asked on the Spectropop

> Anyway, does the assembled group remember other songs
> that were edited for the inclusion of a radio station
> logo?  


Yeah, there's been a few over the years. Reunion's 1974
#4 hit "Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)" was one
where some stations spliced in their own jingles, though
I'm not sure if singer Joey Levine and the producers were
actually part of that.

Celebration's #28 hit "Almost Summer" definitely had at
least one custom version for LA, where Mike Love sang
"you and me and K-EARTH 101," which is how we heard it
out here on the West coast.  KRTH-FM gave that one away
for years as a promotional item.

Speaking of KRTH, they had Freddie "Boom-Boom" Cannon go
in and cut a customized version of his 1962 #2 hit
"Palisades Park," where he also sang about "K-EARTH 101",
but that was done 35 years after the song was released.
Incredibly, Freddie had the original multi-track tapes
(I'm assuming 3-track), and his revised vocal is about
97% identical to how he sounded three decades ago, which
astonished me.  (This is out on the regional "KRTH'S
Greatest Hits" CD on Rhino.)

I also have some 93KHJ jingles that were custom-made so
that they were sung in the exact same key and beat as a
current hit, so the DJ could drop it in at a certain part
of the song.  One I can remember was a "sonovox" track
where the robotized voice just sang "KHJ" during the
intro to "Bad Bad Leroy Brown, right before Jim Croce's
vocal came in.


-= Marc Wielage      |   "The computerized authority   =-
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Message: 2
   Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 10:35:29 -0000
   From: Ton Borsboom 
Subject: Darlene Love (Darlene Wright) - Best Of  album 

I cannot find "The Best Of" album by Darlene Love at any
oldies LP/CD shop and auctions. So I wonder if somebody
can tell me the track names from 1 to 29 on the blue or
purple colored album called "The Best Of Darlene Love"
(Marginal MAR 074). And is that Bobby Sheen from Bob B
Soxx on the rear cover with Darlene Love?

Appreciate your help.


Ton Borsboom

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Message: 3
   Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 13:18:17 -0000
   From: "Spectropop Administration" 
Subject: Who is Eddie Hoh?

Posted to Spectropop Bulletin Board by pitcher2 
on Wed, 13 Jun 2001 22:01:41 

Does anyone know which 1960's session drummer used 
the name Fast Eddie Hoh?

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Message: 4
   Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 06:47:55 -0000
   From: "LePageWeb"
Subject: Something Happening Here

Jack wrote:

> ...the theme song for Happening '68, which was
> just mentioned in the most recent digest.  The singer has
> an extremely familiar voice, but I'm afraid I'm blanking
> on who it might be.
> It's fascinating to compare the SoCal studiopop of Where
> The Action Is with the soul and fuzz guitar of Happening
> '68.  They sound decades apart, yet in reality, what are
> they, maybe 3 years apart?

Hi Jack, Fascinating indeed. There was such rapid
evolution between 64 and 68 that it is often astonishing
how different successive albums were by groups of the day.
Case in point is Paul Revere and the Raiders, who changed
>from "the SoCal studiopop" production of Terry Melcher
into a Mark Lindsay self-produced "mature" artist.
Despite all the great singles they made, the band
themselves struggled to keep up with their more
innovative peers like the Beach Boys. 

As Lindsay took the reins from Melcher, the group (or
Lindsay, take your pick) floundered with an atypical
effort "Goin' To Memphis", a sound that was literally
hundreds of miles from  SoCal studiopop. The "Raiders"
returned with an attempted "tie-in" to the TV show
Happening on which they were featured. The album,
Something Happening, had the TV theme song on it, but a
lot of the rest of it was rather derivative, as in the
Lucy in the Sky-inspired "Observation From Flight 285"
and the candy-coated "Cool Jerk"-ish "Don't Take It So
Hard." For sure, Lindsay had discovered the fuzz tone
and had apparently spent the requisite number of hours
analyzing Sgt. Pepper's, but by 1968 this psychedelic
hodge-podge of fuzz pop psyche sounded contrived and

Having just listened to it again and judging it solely on
its own merits, without regard to how out of time it must
have sounded in 1968, it still seems not nearly as
satisfying as their earlier singles recorded under
Melcher's guidance. The album is good fun, but I wouldn't
call it essential.

Others may disagree and if so I would be interested to
read opinions on what I am missing...


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Message: 5
   Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 19:14:55 +0900
   From: Steve McClure 
Subject: Jugheadquarters

Is there any truth to the rumour that Jughead, while
taking a break from his duties as Archies drummer in a
period where he had a severe Dubble-Bubble substance
abuse problem, recorded a solo album titled
"Jugheadquarters" with the help of such musical
luminaries as Doc Severinsen, Terry Jacks, Mrs. Miller,
L.S. Bumblebee and Charles Manson?

I understand that the album, which is said to include
an 18-minute a cappella version of "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy,
I've Got Love in My Tummy," was due to come out on the
rather obscure Tokyo-based Sodaigomi label, but was
sabotaged at the last minute when Reggie, always
jealous of other Archies members' work, stole the
masters and allegedly hid them in a safety-deposit box
in a Zurich bank linked to the Lodge financial empire.

Other highlights of "Jugheadquarters" apparently
include a drum solo in 17/3 time performed by Jughead
in the quality-control office of the Dubble-Bubble
factory, which had uniquely "sticky" acoustic
properties; a xylophone-sousaphone-theremin rendition
of "MacArthur Park;" and a "mini space opera" recorded
at midnight in the parking lot of the Griffith
Observatory featuring spectacularly weird noises
produced by Jughead's jalopy and a lysergically
inspired Merv Griffin chanting excerpts from the
Tibetan Book of the Dead in Serbo-Croatian while Betty
and Veronica manually stimulated the popular TV
talk-show host. Those who have heard this meisterwerk
say Reggie has a lot to answer for.

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Message: 6
   Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 13:57:27 -0000
   From: Patrick Rands 
Subject: Re: Rock Flowers/Jeff Barry

The colored singles which come with the Rock Flowers
have different songs than the singles/albums they put
out. The song Good Times is on all of them, and than a
different song for each doll. The songs are also more
cartoonish sounding than the more soulful albums - which
I think is great. Probably my favorite is Siny My Song
which starts out with the following lyric:

"I'm as happy as a lime floating in a bowl of lemon ice
and it gets more surreal from there :)
Here are the 4 songs co-written by Jeff Barry and Bobby
3 to get Ready
I Wish I Had a Monkey (my personal fave)
Your Music 'N' My Music
I Just Want To Make You Dance
This single came out on Mattel in 1971.

I wanted to thank everyone for your helpful information.
Also Mikey, definitely dig out that reel to reel tape,
that song "You Always Call Me Up When You're Lonely" that
you mention is not on anything that I know of. Also I'd
love to see a scan of the Number Wonderful 7 inch! That's
the song that first turned me onto the Rock Flowers,


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Message: 7
   Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 22:45:48 -0000
   From: Freeman Carmack
Subject: groups dubbing in call letters of radio station

The Grass Roots did a dub-in of radio station WCOL 's
anagram on the intro to the chorus

there's a chord sequence that goes;C-Emin-F-G/F( in bass)
riff-over those chords the band harmonized;
"W---C---O----L---LOVE is gonna gech-ya."

Although I didn't live here at the time,I have heard it
occasionally on the station that WCOL morphed into.

I thought it was kinda clever.

Freeman Carmack 

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Message: 8
   Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 11:17:20 EDT
   From: Will George 
Subject: Call letters

Paul writes:

> Anyway, does the assembled group remember other songs
> that were edited for the inclusion of a radio station
> logo?

I remember hearing "Fire" by the Pointer Sisters with
call letters.

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Message: 9
   Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 10:34:20 -0500
   From: Dan Hughes 
Subject: Re: Songs featuring Radio Station logos or call letters

I'm brand new to the group and I missed the opening
salvos of this topic line, so forgive me if I repeat....

My favorite radio station cut-in was the WLS version of
Tex Ritter's Hillbilly Heaven.  Tex edited the song so
when he lists the cowboys still alive who are in the
Golden Book, he reads the standard names (Roy Rogers,
Gene Autry), then he adds the names of all the WLS

Wonderful stuff!

(spiffy home page)

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