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There are 11 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 276:

      1. Edmunds' "New York's a Lonely Town"
           From: "Sean Anglum" 
      2. Mike Lloyd -drummers - Gary Lewis
           From: Carol Kaye 
      3. Happiness
           From: LePageWeb 
      4. Walking Along....(my merry way)
           From: Richard Globman 
      5. nice oldie
           From: Alan Gordon 
      6. Re: Association
           From: Jason Penick 
      7. Thomas & Richard Frost
           From: Luis Suarez 
      8. Overlays
           From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
      9. Re: If it's Tuesday it must be Belgium!
           From: "Jean Emmanuel Dubois" 
     10. ISO info
           From: "Paul Payton" 
     11. 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

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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 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

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Message: 3
   Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 10:55:03 +0900
   From: LePageWeb 
Subject: Happiness


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

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,


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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.


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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.

al babe

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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


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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.


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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

Any other song coupling overlays you guys can think of?

--Jimmy Crescitelli--

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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
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.



happy vinyl hunting!!!


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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

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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)

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

Fugu 1 (Minty Fresh)

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

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)

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)

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)

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