________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ Incomparable stars of stage, screen, radio and records ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 Orchestra........am sure he'll be in everyone's hearts. This is on my Forum on my site (as well as other posts about Mancini) http://www.carolkaye.com/ 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 musician-students. 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. --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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: [ DELETED FROM ARCHIVES ] and a CD by him (singing 19 songs he wrote) is available from his web site: http://www.jerryfuller.com Enjoy! ---Dan --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2001 05:44:57 -0700 (PDT) From: Jane Wade Subject: Re: JERRY FULLER --- 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 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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 --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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 Productions. Martin 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? --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- 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... Shangri-Las Ronettes Crystals Shirelles Marvelettes Martha and the Vandellas and the Chiffons.. V --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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