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The Liquid Room-10/21/01 From: "Ponak, David" ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 18:37:54 -0600 From: "Sean Anglum" Subject: Edmunds' "New York's a Lonely Town" Greetings All, I've been enjoying the increased activity of the list of late!! Great info and everyone's really been super with knowledgeable replies. I didn't want this to get lost in the shuffle before we move on to new threads and strands.... Dave Edmunds also released a "legit" version of "New York's a Lonely Town" as a UK single in the 70's. The A side was the old standard "Where or When" and NYALT was the B side. It was on Swan Song (sorry, don't have the number...45 is at home, I'm at work, but if you've an interest just e-mail me) and I was disappointed that it didn't make the Rhino compilation a few years back. The backing tracks sound dead on to the "London's a Lonely Town" track, maybe just a bit more percussion, bells, and sweetening and, of course, the real lyrics. It's a great version that I've included many times on comps. I've made for friends. Never ceases to bring a comment. Raised On Records, Sean Anglum --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 14:34:50 -0700 From: Carol Kaye Subject: Mike Lloyd -drummers - Gary Lewis > Carol, I forget if you and I have ever talked about > the WCPAEB, but that was Mike Lloyd's band before he > became an executive. He's another example of someone > who didn't use the drugs, but did play in the general > "freak" style right when it was first becoming popular. No, never realized that and don't think we did talk about this Joseph. Not surprised that Mike Lloyd was straight, he always struck me as very healthy and sharp. And he looks the same now as he did then (35 years later), amazingly, good guy. About the differences in drums set sounds (Hal Blaine vs. "back east" etc.), there are many many instances where Earl Palmer sounded more like Hal Blaine sometimes than Hal himself. Like all fine drummers, Earl and Hal were capable of sounding very very different on most record dates, according to the styles of music, the people they were working for etc. It wasn't just on bass that we bass players could get a LOT of different sounds, drummers were also capable of sounding very very different, including re-tuning their drums to get different sounds all the time....you saw them always doing that on dates. Plus the difference in mikes, plus the difference in drum heads they'd change right there on the dates, plus for awhile the difference of wallet sounds (some thicker than others on the snare drum, hahaha, but also muting sounds) and blankets in the bass drums.....there was no one set sound altho' Hal did have that one most-popular hit sound on many many recordings, he could change abruptly for a different sound, so could Earl and everyone. There wasn't one style that especially Hal and Earl (and Johnny Guerin, Paul Humphrey, et al) were known for, they could do anything and any sound and style of music. You have to play with them a lot to know the difference in drum styles and sounds, very hard to accurately pick that up a lot of the time on just recordings. But...there was a distinct different sound I think between east coast and west coast recordings in much of the 1960s especially in the rhythm sections. >>>>>Gary Lewis's "Girls In Love" --- Carol?).<<< Don't know off-hand, that would be one for Russ Wapensky, will be in his book. I did a ton of stuff for Gary Lewis & Playboys and just remember the main ones. Carol Kaye http://www.carolkaye.com/ --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 10:55:03 +0900 From: LePageWeb Subject: Happiness Billy, Thanks SO much for playing Gary Lewis & The Playboys' Happiness. What a great track! I had never heard it before. The drumming is great on this! Hal Blaine, me thinks. The strings are a dead giveaway - it's got Nitzsche's signature all over it, but you didn't mention the (credited) producer. Koppleman/Rubin? Thanks again, Jamie --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 18:52:32 -0400 From: Richard Globman Subject: Walking Along....(my merry way) JimmyBee AXED (regarding The Diamonds): >Who did they steal "Walkin' Along" from? If memory serves (and at my age it seldom does), "Walking Along" was first recorded by The Solitaires, one of the zillions of doo-wop groups who started out on the street corners of Harlem. I would say about 1956. DICKYG --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 15:39:41 -0700 From: Alan Gordon Subject: nice oldie I know this is a bit of a non sequitur by group standards, but I thought this was the sweetest story about the wonderful composer Jerome Kern... even though the song has nothing to do with Phil et al. http://www.cincypost.com/living/cloon061900.html al babe --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 18:44:33 EDT From: Jason Penick Subject: Re: Association In a message dated 10/25/2001, Spectropop writes: > I think Jules may have continued recording > with the group, but I don't remember, for sure. Yeah, Jules was back after the Goodbye Columbus soundtrack, and you're right, he is a pretty eclectic guy. Nice to know Larry was a Sig Ep, by the way. Thanks Bob, you always seem to know the answers to my inquiries! Jason --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 7 Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 21:39:25 -0000 From: Luis Suarez Subject: Thomas & Richard Frost I have two Thomas & Richard Frost 45's on Imperial - She's Got Love b/w The Word Is Love and With Me My Love b/w Gotta Find A New Place To Stay. On the 2nd 45 it says "As Seen in Album 'Visualize'" Was this album ever in production? or was this an in-joke - Visualize an album, get it? She's Got Love is a wonderful record. I have their Lp on UNI and 45 of Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, but they aren't so hot. T & R Frost were in a group called Powder and backed Sonny & Cher live for awhile. Luis --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 8 Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 17:34:16 EDT From: Jimmy Crescitelli Subject: Overlays Okay... you know how you can play a song and yet manage to "overlay" another while it's playing becuaes the two are built alike? Try playing "I Must Be Dreaming" by the Barry Sisters (I'm still fixated; so sue me already) and you'll see that you'll be able to sing the Cookies' "Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys" along with it. Get the picture? Any other song coupling overlays you guys can think of? --Jimmy Crescitelli-- --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 9 Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 19:20:32 +0200 (MET DST) From: "Jean Emmanuel Dubois" Subject: Re: If it's Tuesday it must be Belgium! Dear Canadian vinyl junky, Go directly to Jean-Pierre's shop: Juke Box shop Boulevard Anspach 165 1000 BRUSSELS Tel: 02/511.67.51 You won't be sorry. Try the shops called Harlequin too. In Brussels you will find cool flea markets and some jumble sales. Ask Jean-Pierre at Juke Box shop. Tell him Jean-Emmanuel From France (Rouen) sent you. Voila. Best, happy vinyl hunting!!! Webmaster --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 10 Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 00:06:24 -0400 From: "Paul Payton" Subject: ISO info Anyone familiar with: --Stacy's 5th, "This Thing" (Jubilee, mid 60's) Almost Byrdsy, almost British, interesting arrangement with female vocal mixed back DEEP. Only one 45 I know of. Any help on this? --The Front Porch, "Song to St. Agnes," "Shake Rattle & Roll," "Under The Boardwalk" and more (Jubilee, mid 60's) Bob Dylan meets Donovan meets sunshine pop. Two or three 45's that I know of - don't know if there was an album or what the history of the group was. "Song to St. Agnes" is a haunting 6/8 ballad with cryptic lyrics - just delicious. I think the writer credit was Charles Purpura, who wrote the screenplay for a movie about Catholic schoolsin NYC a few years back - but I'm not sure of the details nor do I remember the movie's title. --Peabody, "Forever Eyes" (Busy B, mid 60's) One 45 again. I think it was distributed by Jewel/Paula out of Shreveport, LA. Sort of garage-brit-progressive, with heavily compressed piano and vocals making the lyrics quite unintelligible and the sound quite inspiring. --The Younger Generation, "When The World Changes" (Epic, mid 60's) Possibly later re-released as by the Velvet Hammer. I think it originated in Nashville, possibly a group of studio back-up singers. Wonderful double lead vocal and full chorus over a driving beat. Many thanks! Country Paul --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 11 Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 17:58:04 -0400 From: "Ponak, David" Subject: The Liquid Room-10/21/01 The Liquid Room, hosted by David Ponak (me), airs every Saturday night from Midnight to 3AM (PDT) on 90.7FM KPFK Los Angeles. The Liquid Room-10/21/01 1.The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.Pal@Pop/Lv Lk The Sun (Million Kisses To The Maestro Mix) Single (Dream Machine-Japan) 3.Bruno Nicolai/Spy Chase Easy Tempo Vol. 7 (Right Tempo-Italy) 4.Eggstone/Brass Spanish Slalom (Siesta-Spain) 5.Cornelius/Bird Watching At Inner Forest Point (Trattoria-Japan) 6.Margo Guryan/I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You 25 Demos (Franklin Castle) 7.Rae & Christian/Flashlight Another Late Night (Kinetic) 8.The Peppermint Trolley Company/Trust The Peppermint Trolley Company (Acta) Interview/Guest DJ segment with Mehdi from Fugu 9.Fugu/Vibravox Fugu 1 (Minty Fresh) 10.Fugu/Vibravox Fugu 1 (Minty Fresh) 11.Paul McCartney/Junk McCartney (Capitol) 12.John Cunningham/Losing Myself Too 13.1910 Fruitgum Company/Tease Me Please Me 14.Emmit Rhodes/??? 15.Serge Gainsbourge/Sex Shoppe 16.Bee Gees/Turn Of The Century 17.The Rasberries/Let's Pretend 18.Fugu/Tsimbalon Fugu 1 (Minty Fresh) 19.The James Taylor Quartet/Blow Up Mission Impossible (Hollywood) 20.Colours/Bad Day At Black Rock Colours (Dot) 21.Dahlia/Good Flight! Quatrieme (Happiness-Japan) 22.Lou Christie/Beyond The Blue Horizon Lou Christie (Varese Sarabande) 23.Chocolat/Justine Henry (Warner Music-Japan) 24.Os Mutantes/Baby Technicolor (Phillips-Brazil) 25.Pulp/The Trees (Felled By I Monster) Single (Island-UK) 26.Bjork/Pagan Poetry Vespertine (Elektra) 27.Fantastic Plastic Machine/God Save The Mona Lisa Contact (Avex-Japan) 28.John Sebastion/The Four Of Us The Best Of John Sebastion (Rhino) 29.The Association/Angeline Resnaissance (WB) The Liquid Room Love Hour 30.Claudine Longet/The Look Of Love The Look Of Love (A&M) 31.The Love Unlimited Orchestra/Midnight And You The Best Of... (Chronicles) 32.Charles Fox/About Her Love American Style (soundtrack) (Capitol) 33.The Thievery Corporation/Lebanese Blonde (French Version) Lebanese Blonde (4AD-UK) 34.Bootsy/As In "I Love You" Bootsy? Player Of The Year (WB) 35.Sylvia/You Sure Love To Ball Pillow Talk: The Sensual Sounds Of Sylvia (Rhino) 36.Ai No Rhythm/Sado... 5" picture disc (Eros) 37.Ollano/Lattitudes Cinematique (Smoov) 38.Dudley Moore/The Millionaire Bedazzled (soundtrack) (Harkit-UK) 39.The Isley Brothers/Hello It's Me Beautiful Ballads (Sony) 40.Groove Armada/At The River Vertigo (Jive) 41.Prince/International Lover 1999 (WB) 42.Paul Williams/Morning I'll Be Moving On Someday Man (Reprise) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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