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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this Digest Number 231:

      1. RIP Jack Elliott
           From: Carol Kaye 
      2. Re: New Colony Six
           From: "David Bash" 
      3. Unknown Jerry Fuller song
           From: Dan Hughes 
      4. Re: JERRY FULLER
           From: Jane Wade
      5. Re: Reparata Redux
           From: "Jan Kristensen" 
      6. Reparata, HOW DARE YOU!!
           From: "Martin Roberts"
      7. Reparata and all the Delrons
           From: "Vlaovic B" 


Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2001 17:33:07 -0700
   From: Carol Kaye 
Subject: RIP Jack Elliott

Rest in Peace, Maestro Jack Elliott, who passed away
(cancer) on the last day of his wonderful Henry Mancini
Institute school (UCLA).  It was Jack who hired me to be
the elec. bass educator at this prestigious advanced
program the last 3 years, and I'll sorely miss his great
friendship, his jokes, his personal wisdom, he truly was
the musicians' musician.  I and others owe so much to him.
One of my bass students, Marco Panascia, great bassist
>from Sicily (same area as Joe Pass) is playing with
Herbie Hancock tonight for Quincy Jones, along with the
Mancini sure he'll be in everyone's
hearts.  This is on my Forum on my site (as well as other
posts about Mancini)

Carol Kaye:

Just got the news from Alf Clausen, sadly, we lost one of
the finest people on this planet: JACK ELLIOTT, great
great composer/arranger, and Director (and the
planner/main mentor/visionary) of the finest school on
earth: Henry Mancini Institute (on UCLA campus)....he was
a great friend to the musician/teachers, to the students,
he himself a great husband to Bobbi, and great father to
his son Alan, and daughter. Of cancer. God rest this
wonderful man whose spirit filled the Mancini Institute
with his goodness, professionalism, and friendship. He
always wanted (and got) the finest for his beloved young

Jack Elliott has long been one of our greatest film
composers and arrangers, and being from the east coast,
had a great sense of humor also. I had the honor of
working for him some in film scores too, he was as sharp
as anyone could be, appreciated the musicianship, was
excellent as a conductor, he commanded great respect from
everyone who loved working for him.

He was the best.....this is a terrible day. My sympathies
to the family, we've lost a prince.

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Message: 2
   Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 07:52:35 -0700
   From: "David Bash" 
Subject: Re: New Colony Six

Ron wrote:

> Now if we could just get the Mercury
> albums of another Chicago band, the New Colony
> Six..........(Some people are never satisfied.)

Hi Ron,

Believe it or not this has already happened, though it's
not particularly obvious.  In 1996, Mercury Japan did a
two-fer of "Revelations" and "Attacking A Straw Man". 
This release went by a lot of fans because the spine
says "Best Of New Colony Six", leading one to possibly
believe that the disc was in fact a Greatest Hits
collection.  A closer look however, reveals that the
booklet has the cover art of "Attacking A Straw Man" on
the front and "Revelations" on the back, although the
track order features "Revelations" and then "Attacking",
as it should.

The sound quality is really superb.  I imagine this CD
is out of print, though you never know.  The label # is
PHCR-1436.  Hopefully you can find it.

Spectropop Rules!!!!!
Take Care,
David Bash

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Message: 3
   Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 11:44:16 -0500
   From: Dan Hughes
Subject: Unknown Jerry Fuller song

Hi Jane,

Why don't you just ask Jerry what the song was?  Here's
his email:


and a CD by him (singing 19 songs he wrote) is
available from his web site:



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Message: 4
   Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2001 05:44:57 -0700 (PDT)
   From: Jane Wade

--- Warren Cosford wrote:
> Hi Jane:  Might it have been "Goodnight Pretty
> Girl"?
Warren, this sounds familiar. I just sent Mr. Fuller
an email, compliments of Dan Hughes and will see what
he says. Isn't the Internet great? Regards, Jane Wade

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Message: 5
   Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2001 19:02:40 +0200
   From: "Jan Kristensen"
Subject: Re: Reparata Redux

It's quite interesting to notice how opinions differ
regarding whether you like Reparata & the Delrons or not.
As I've said before, I like them. Mary Aise is or was
Reparata, but reading Jay Warners book : The Billboard
Book of American Singing Groups you get the impression
that Lorraine Mazzola "earned" the name. According to
Warner Barry Manilow wanted Reparata & the Delrons to
back him up, but only Lorraine jumped at the idea. He
then formed a new group Flashy Ladies, later Lady Flash
with Lorraine, Debra Byrd and Ramona Brooks.

On the Avco Embassy LP Lorraine is credited of the vocal
arrangements. I've also noticed that there should be a CD
on Evergreen 724 with Reparata & the Delrons. I don't
know which tracks will be on it.

Regarding Reparata & the Delron material after 1970
Octopus's Garden/ You're Life Is Gone on Laurie 3589 is
>from 1972 but credited only to Reparata. In UK there's a
single from 1976 on Polydor 20 58688 called Jesabee
Lancer (The Belly Dancer)/ We Need You. I don't know
anything about and haven't seen or heard about these
anywhere else.

Jan Kristensen

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Message: 6
   Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 22:28:10 +0100
   From: "Martin Roberts" 
Subject: Reparata, HOW DARE YOU!!

Only teasing, pleased to have an excuse to flick through
my Delrons! Yes they're are as good as I remembered.

As "Boys And Girls" starts with its spoken intro Hi this
is Reparata ..and the Delrons..and we're here to tell
you about BOYS. Great Stuff

Maybe some of there later tracks are a bit suspect
Although more than enough goodies to keep you buying
them all. Espically "(We're Gonna) Hold The Night" 

Early World Artist material has to be in every GG fan's
collection, favourites (beside the obvious) A Summer
Thought & The Boy I Love.

And I can only think of one group/artist to better their
RCA run of 5 double sided must have 45's and that's
Ellie's Raindrops. (Hope I havn't opened my mouth before
putting my brain in gear!)

And what about The Jerome Brothers other recordings!
Maybe not quite The Tokens but I'd advise buying
anything with the credits Real Good or World United


P.S. Was it a typo the Spectropoper who claimed Jeff
Barry produced "Nobody's Baby"

P.P.S Randy / Rainbows thought I had most of there 60's
recordings but I have no version of "I Want You To Be My
Boyfriend/Girlfriend". Is it 70's,CD, LP, 45 or mistake?

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Message: 7
   Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2001 10:47:16 -0400
   From: "Vlaovic B" 
Subject: Reparata and all the Delrons

Confess to only hearing 3 of their tracks (odd cuz, I'm a
GG nut).  Teenager is merely OK, Tommy is far superior
(even if it sounds a bit crunchy (maybe it's my pressing).
I've heard Captain once, but can't recall it.  I'd love
to hear Nobody's Baby Now'.  Dave Marsh in his 1988 book
'1001 greatest RnR singles' rates it at, ahem, #1000. 
May seem far down on the list but his write up on it is
exceptionally praising. And think of it, millions of
singles (literally) didn't make the list.  Actually I
think he only rated at at such a significant number and
not higher is because it fit the tone of his essay on the
single.  You'll have to read it to understand what I mean.....

Listening to an ill informed oldies station the other day.
The DJ after playing one of those sound-a-like Supremes
song said something about them being the greatest girl
group ever.  Urrgh!   Geez, in terms of quality (over the
long run and not chart stats) I can think of no less than
7 whose output I would say was far superior than the
Supremes...they are in no order...

Martha and the Vandellas
and the Chiffons..


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