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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this Digest Number 229:

      1. Re: Cryan Shames
           From: Efram Turchick 
      2. Re: latter-day Reparata
           From: "Donny Hampton" 
      3. Re: Quintessential Radio Voice
           From: "Donny Hampton" 
      4. Re: latter-day Reparata
           From: dzarem 
      5. Reparata Redux
           From: LePageWeb
      6. Jerry Fuller
           From: Jane Wade
      7. The Liquid Room-8/12/01
           From: "David Ponak" 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 11:22:36 -0400
   From: Efram Turchick 
Subject: Re: Cryan Shames

Billy Spradlin wrote:
> (BTW: The Shames original 3 Columbia albums are still
> not on CD at least here in the USA...hey Sundazed WAKE
> UP!!)

Hey Billy, 
Acck! Stop hollerin'! We're awake, we're awake! Nice to
see so many Shames fans on the list. Here's a hot scoop
for you: Sundazed is indeed working on CD reissues for the
Cryan Shames (Chicago version)! We don't have a firm
release date yet, but sometime late this year or early
next year seems likely. So, er ... mark your calendars!

Efram Turchick,
Sundazed Music


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Message: 2
   Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 17:46:35 +0000
   From: "Donny Hampton"
Subject: Re: latter-day Reparata

I have heard that the Reparata who was a member of Lady
Flash was not the real Reparata.  Her real name, I
believe, was Lorraine something or other.

Don Charles

>In 1976, RSO released a Barry Manilow-and-Ron
>Dante-produced LP called "Beauties in the Night" (#3002
>in the U.S.) by an all-female disco trio called Lady
>Flash, of which Reparata was the caucasian third (the
>other members were Monica Burruss and Debra Byrd).

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Message: 3
   Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 18:03:13 +0000
   From: "Donny Hampton"
Subject: Re: Quintessential Radio Voice

We Americans have our own quintessential radio voice! 
His name is Ron Dante.  In addition to being the studio
voice of The Archies and Cufflinks, he's also sung on
chart singles by The Pearly Gate, Dante's Inferno and The
Detergents.  There are a slew of other studio group
records he sang lead on, for example, The Two-Dollar
Question, The Webspinners, Ronnie and The Dirtriders, and
The Eighth Day (NOT the Holland-Dozier-Holland group). 
Ron has also recorded under his own name (his biggest hit
was the Jeff Barry-produced "Let Me Bring You Up") and
under pseudonyms.  At one time, Ron Dante was the most
popular radio and TV jingle singer working on the East
Coast.  His voice even turns up singing the theme of
Doris Day's 1968 movie "The Ballad Of Josie."  I spoke
with Varese Sarabande's Cary Mansfield some years ago
about releasing a compilation of Ron Dante singles.  He
passed on the idea - he didn't think it would sell
because (his words) nobody knew who Ron Dante was . . .

Don Charles

> > The voice of Tony Burrows has featured on many hits,
> > both before and after the Flowerpot Men. He was in First
> > Class, The Ivy League, Edison Lighthouse and The Pipkins,
> > he was also one of the backing vocalists on the early
> > Who singles. Throughout the 70's and 80's he also sang
> > on numerous advertising jingles.

>I think that his is the quintessential AM radio voice
>of the early 70s, hands down.

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Message: 4
   Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 12:52:11 -0000
   From: dzarem 
Subject: Re: latter-day Reparata

The Reparata that recorded Shoes was the same Reparata
that sang Whenever a Teenager Cries (Mary Aiese). It is
not the same Reparata that formed Lady Flash (Lorraine
Mazzola). Lorraine was a Delron, and sang lead on
Captain of Your Ship. Mary let Lorraine use the name
when Mary left the group around 1969.

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Message: 5
   Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 11:54:27 +0900
   From: LePageWeb
Subject: Reparata Redux

Dare I say it? Try as I may, I just don't get Reparata
and the Delrons.

The current thread reminds me once again of something I
have wondered for a long time - that is, why don't I
hold Reparata and the Delrons' recordings in high esteem
like so many other GG fans do? Don't get me wrong - I
don't question everyone else. Rather, I wonder what I'm
missing. I know the Collectables CD doesn't have some of
their most loved material, like "I'm Nobody's Baby Now."
But even given that, to me, Reparata and the Delrons'
recordings seem overrated. (Disclaimer - I haven't heard
them all...)

It's not that I think badly of them. Not at all. It's
what I don't think of them that bothers me. When I
listen to the Collectables CD, I only ocassionally feel
the urge to skip tracks. But nothing gives me that
ecstatic rush. Nothing makes me want to climb inside the
speakers and bask in the glory. I think: Yes, nice.  But
more to the point, I don't think: This is stupendous -
listen to the drums, the echo, the reverb, the chorus,
the strings, the lyrics, etc. I'll keep the Reparata
records I have just the same, but I am surpised to see
them namechecked alongside the likes of Chiffons,
Shangri-Las and Ronettes. If I was forced to make a top
10 list of girl groups, Reparata wouldn't be on it, I'm
afraid. If Spectropop group members made the list, I bet
Reparata would make the top 10 easily, maybe even the
top five.

The arrangements seem adequate at best, songs are either
covers or just average, there is nothing wrong with the lead
vocals but the background vocals are often shrill and
amateruish, to me anyway, and that's why I wonder what it
is about them that makes others rank them so highly.

Once again -  not questioning everyone else, but rather
questioning my own perception. Please respond with that



Message: 6
   Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 11:49:58 -0700 (PDT)
   From: Jane Wade
Subject: Jerry Fuller

In 1965 Jerry Fuller had an East Coast hit that was a
ballad. Very heavy production on it - lots of strings.

It was breathtakingly beautiful.  

Over the years I've tried to remember the name of it
but come up short.  On Napster I tried listening to
the Jerry songs listed but it's not the one.

Jerry of course was a top producer in the business,
having worked with the best in the Sixties. His label
was Reprise. Can anyone help? Jane

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Message: 7
   Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 11:59:12 -0700
   From: "David Ponak" 
Subject: The Liquid Room-8/12/01

The Liquid Room, hosted by David Ponak (me), airs every
Saturday night from Midnight to 3AM (PDT) on 90.7FM KPFK
Los Angeles, as well as streaming at
Please join me this coming weekend!

This next weekend, my special guest DJ's will be Chris
and Lance of The Raymakers, and with any luck, Dougee
Dimensional of the Gentle People may be in on the action

The following weekend, I'll be joined by The Millionaire,
of Combustible Edison and Luxuriamusic fame.
The Liquid Room-8/12/01

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

2.Perry & Kingsley/Unidentified Flying Object (Eurotrash Remix)
The Out Sound From Way In-The Complete Perry & Kingsley (Vanguard)

3.Jacques Dutronc/Le Publicite
Jacques Dutronc (Vogue-France)

4.Balduin/Sugar Fairy
Creative Cookery (Crippled Dick Hot Wax-Germany)

Sun (Virgin-Norway)

6.Claudine Longet/Nothing To Lose
The Mad Mad World Of Soundtracks Vol. 2 (Universal-Germany)

7.Mimok/Ford Scampi
Popshopping Mixed Up (Crippled Dick Hot Wax-Germany)

8.Cameo/Talkin' Out The Side Of Your Neck
The Best Of Cameo (Mercury)

9.Hi-Posi/Majime Na Kimochi
Glu-on (Contemp-Japan)

10.Gary McFarland/Up, Up & Away
Does The Sun Really Shine On The Moon? (DCC)

11.Kevin Tihista's Red Terror/Outta Sight, Outta Mind
Don't Breath A Word (Atlantic)

12.Pink Floyd/Arnold Layne
The Early Singles (Columbia)

13.Marizane/The Devil's Address
Hypercube Sideshow 

14.101 Strings Orchestra w/Joe Adams/This Guy's In Love With You
The Sounds Of Love (Ascot)

15.They Might Be Giants/Man, It's So Loud In Here
Mink Car (Restless)

16.The Honeys/(Let's Take) A Holiday
The Honeys Collection (Collectors Choice)

17.The Anubian Lights/Smoke And Mirros
Naz Bar (Crippled Dick Hot Wax-Germany)

18.Dino, Desi & Billy/Like The Wind And Sea
Follow Me (soundtrack) (Uni)

19. Zero 7/Out Of Town
Simple Things (Ultimate Dilemma-Germany)

20.Roxy Music/Out Of The Blue
Country Life (Virgin)

21.The Beta Band/Quiet
Hot Shots II (Astralwerks)

22.The Peppermint Trolley Company/Trust (Paul Williams/Roger Nichols cover)
The Peppermint Trolley Company (Acta)

Guest Host (Telegraph)

24.Scott Walker/That Night
The Mad Mad World Of Soundtracks Vol. 2 (Universal-Germany)

25.The Free Design/Spring Time
Cosmic Peekaboo (Marina-Germany)

26.Margo Guryan/Most Of My Life
25 Demos (Franklin Castle)

27.Watermelon/Quiet Village
Cool Music (Alfa-Japan)

28.Pico/Akai Sabaku E Ikanai Ka
Soft Rock Drivin'-Snow Dolphin Samba (Polydor-Japan)

29.Brigitte Bardot/Contact
Le Disque D'Or (Disc AZ/France)

30.Deltron 3030/Things You Can Do
The Instrumentals (Arc 75)

31.Colours/Bad Day At Black Rock
Colours (Dot)

32.Swing Out Sister/Where Do I Go?
Somewhere Deep In The Night (Universal-Japan)

33.Jessica James and the Outlaws/Give Her Up (Baby)
Bob Crewe Presents The Dynovoice Records Story (Westside-UK)

34.Stereolab/Baby Lulu
Sound Dust (Elektra)

35.Jack Jones/L.A. Breakdown
L.A. Breakdown (RCA)

36.The Gentle People/Parfum
Simply Faboo (Rephlex-UK)

37.Takkyu Ishino/Stereo Nights
Karaoke Jack (Sony Music-Japan)

38.Arling & Cameron/Sunday
We Are A&C (Emperor Norton)

39.DJ Big Head Vs. Weezer/Hash Pipe

40.Yellow Magic Orchestra/Behind The Mask (FPM Remix)
Technopolis-YMO Remixes (Victor-Japan)

41.Swan Dive/Words You Whisper
Words You Whisper (Siesta-Spain)

42.Astrud Gilberto/A Time For Us
The Mad Mad World Of Soundtracks Vol. 2 (Universal-Germany)

43.The Pearlfishers/Beyond The Milky Way
Beyond The Milky Way (Marina-Germany)

44.Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass/Lollipops And Roses
Whipped Cream And Other Delights (A&M)

45.Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Moving On
Someday Man (Reprise)

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