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The Liquid Room-10/28/01 From: "David Ponak" ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 14:21:02 -0000 From: "Keith Beach" Subject: 5 o'clock world I just had one of those 'for-no-good-reason' sleepless nights..tuned-in to the cultural desert of UK nightime TV...only to be thrilled by the opening credits of 'The Drew Carey Show', the cast doing a routine to The Vogues "5 o'clock world". It sounded even better because it was so unexpected. It turns out the track was only used on the 3rd season, but as this sitcom never made it to primetime UK TV it was a total delight to hear it this way. So, my question is, apart from "5 o'clock" and Magic Town" are there any other tracks by the band that have the same special magic? I don't want to blow $20 on also-rans on a greatest hits package. Oh what the hell! I know I will buy it, but am I going to be disappointed? Keith Beach PS It would have been more appropriate as "It's a 2 o'clock world" --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 2 Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 00:44:39 -0000 From: "Ian Chapman" Subject: Claire Francis Elisa wrote:- > I picked up a cool single over > the weekend, "I don't care" by Claire Francis. (1967, > Polydor) - I had forgotten I knew it already, from a tape > someone made me. It's got the most incredible booming > faux Spector drums and soaring orchestration. > > The other cool thing is that it looks like she wrote the > song, and there's even a "A Claire Francis Production" > label on it. The flip's ok but nowhere near as cool. > Anyone know anything else about her? Claire Francis was an American singer/songwriter/producer who was based in the UK in the mid-60s. The ultra-fab "But I Don't Care" seems to be her only UK single, but she had another in the US, "I Got My Own Thing Going" on U.A. That one's good too, but in a completely different style, more in the girls-with-guitars genre. Most, if not all, of her UK productions seem to have been on the Polydor label, mostly on fairly obscure artists and in a variety of styles -out-and-out MOR (Lynn Holland), uptempo soul (Sonny Childe) and full-blown spectropop (Dave Rich), to name just three. The latter is a version of a Kooper/Brass/Levine tune, "The Last Two People On Earth", originally a Gene Pitney track. Vocal's a bit Wayne Newton-ish, but the production is big. That's all I know - never seen a pic of her anywhere, yet she must have been a fairly well-known figure on the London music scene at the time. "But I Don't Care" is her crowning achievement and by now has probably been uploaded to the musica files page by Phil. Ian --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 3 Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 01:06:25 -0000 From: "Ian Chapman" Subject: I Go To Sleep/Lesley Duncan Elisa was talking about Marion Maerz's version of "I Go To Sleep":- >I can't imagine how marvellous Lesley Duncan's version must be >to top that - so Ian, can you give us the label details? It was on UK Mercury MF 939, from '66, and was actually a B-side. It has a beautiful simplicity, with a hauntingly effective piano intro and fadeout, and Lesley sings it immaculately. I interviewed her some years ago and mentioned this track as a personal favourite. She didn't actually own a copy at the time, and asked me to try and find her one, because the A-side, "Hey Boy", was her own favourite of her 60s material, and she regretted never keeping a copy. She told me that backing her on it (and practically all of her Mercury singles) were Dusty, Kiki Dee and Madeline Bell. They were all on the Phonogram group of labels at the time and got together because they were dissatisfied with the backing groups available then:- "The Ladybirds were a bit square, the Breakaways had a slightly harsh, nasal sound - although they got better later on - and the Mike Sammes Singers were absolutely Choral Society! So Dusty, Kiki , Madeline and I found that if we got together we could produce a sound that we liked better....we just went round and round on each other's records." Lesley also told me that Dusty had always liked one of her other songs, "When My Baby Cries", and had intended to record it, but never did. Pity, as it would have been ideally suited to Dusty circa "Some Of Your Lovin'". Others reorded it - the Poor Souls on Decca, and Yvonne Prenosilava on Pye - but Lesley did record it herself (Mercury MF 830), and it would be hard to improve on her version. Lesley fared better a few years later when Elton John recorded her composiiton, "Love Song". Again, this was something she'd already recorded herself as a B-side for RCA. A collection of her 60s material is overdue, but I guess licensing difficulties would arise due to Lesley recording for three separate label companies over the decade. Ian --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 4 Date: Thu, 15 Nov 01 09:15:33 +0200 From: Frank Subject: Re: Epic Records CBS does not just own EPIC records. As a matter of fact the EPIC label was thought of and created by CBS, unlike some labels which were either licensed by other labels or merely bought later on. It makes quite a difference in so much as everything produced by EPIC always belonged to CBS and could not find its way on some other labels. Frank >Uh, Sony...for the most part...owns the Epic catalog. > >Bryan > >> With just a few companies out there holding older >> labels, I'm just curious as to which entity owns the >> Epic Records catalog? Anyone know? > --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 5 Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 15:36:46 -0500 From: Al Quaglieri Subject: Re: Epic Records "Mike Arcidiacono" wrote: >SONY music owns Epic, Columbia, Date, Mainstream and many >others. Portrait, Alpine, Odyssey, Spindizzy, Bang, Shout, TNeck, Full Moon, Okeh --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 6 Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 15:56:48 -0500 From: "Paul Payton" Subject: Epic; Red Bird Re: Epic Records - it is a Sony label, and its catalog gets re-release occasionally on Sony Legacy. Re: Red Bird discography - What a catalog they of artists had!! I remember the Rockaways - "Top Down Time"/"Don't Cry (Tomorrow's Tears Today)" RB 10-005 as being sort of surf/britpop. Anyone know anything about it? And Jeff Barry's "I'll Still Love You" out-Motowns Motown and drives like a steamhammer!! An all-time fave. Anyone know if the Shaggy Boys, 10-074, were the same group as on UA doing "Behind These Stained Glass Windows," a Beach Boys-related sound? Also, another all-time fave is the Soul Brothers' "Keep It Up" on Blue Cat - the only paso doble r&b track I can think of offhand. Great performance! And great site - will bookmark! (Their "links" page is a great place to start some neat surfing. http://www.spectropop.com/go2/add_a_link.html Country Paul --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 7 Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 10:06:09 +0000 From: Richard Havers Subject: Re: red bird Hi 10-049 is supposedly Justin Haywood with 'London is Behind Me'. It is actually Justin Hayward in his pre Moody Blues Days. It was leased from Pye in the UK where is was released as Pye 7N 17041 the year before. It was released on Red Bird shortly before Justin joined the Moodies in September 1966. 'London is behind me' is kind of Gordon Lightfoot meets Lonnie Donegan. It is available on a UK CD The Roots of Rock (CMRCD 066). Justin was managed at the time by Mr Donegan, and for a while after he joined the Moody Blues. It's the reason why Mr Donegan owns the publishing on 'Nights in White Satin'......a fact that Mr.D glosses over when he complains about his lack of royalties from his Skiffle years. The Ral Donner is I think 10-057 not 10-051. ' Love Isn't Like That' bw 'It Will Only Make You love Me'. Donner signed to Red Bird in '66, George Goldner had originally signed Donner to Gone Records in 1961. Best Wishes Richard --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 8 Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 14:47:19 -0500 From: "Jeff Lemlich" Subject: Chiffons: Disk-O-Tek Holiday The Chiffons treat us with the "Brute Force" of "Nobody Knows What's Goin' On In My Mind"! Jeff Lemlich everybody says we're too young but what do they know --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 9 Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 15:26:18 EST From: Matthew David Subject: Re: Chiffons: Disk-O-Tek Holiday Jimmy Crescitelli writes: > Any info on this teen flick and the Chiffons' appearance > therein? Enquiring minds want to know! Hi Jimmy, This movie was originally released in the UK under the title Just For You in 1964. Peter & Gordon, Millie Small, The Applejacks and other British acts appeared in the film. In 1966, new footage was added for US release (The Vagrants, The Rockin' Ramrods, Freddy Cannon). Freddy's producer Frank Slay was executive producer of Disk-O-Tek Holiday, so he gets to perform a whole bunch of his hits. The Chiffons perform "Nobody Knows What's Goin' On (In My Mind But Me)". Best, Matthew --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 10 Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 17:55:09 -0500 From: Doc Rock Subject: Patty Duke >And on a second note, since Christine Quaite has been on >topic recently, a friend insists he saw an episode of >The Patty Duke Show and she did a version of Tell Me >Momma but in a much softer style. Can anyone confirm t>his info? I have it on tape. Doc --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 11 Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 17:17:58 EST From: Will George Subject: Mrs. Miller Does anyone have any idea whatever happened to Mrs. Miller? --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- Message: 12 Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 15:52:09 -0500 From: "David Ponak" Subject: The Liquid Room-10/28/01 The Liquid Room, (usually) 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 http://kpfk.org. Join me this weekend for a very special in studio visit >from MONEY MARK! The Liquid Room-11/11/01 1. The Association/Come On In Birthday (WB) 2.I Monster/French Mods Can't Drink 7" (Rodeo Meat-UK) 3.Pat Williams/The Streets Of San Francisco The Mad, Mad World Of Soundtracks Vol. 2 (Motor/Uni-Germany) 4.Cymbals/Higher Than The Sun Higher Than The Sun EP (JVC Victor-Japan) 5.Kings Of Convenience/I Don't Know What I Can Save You >From (Roy Ksopp Remix) Versus (Astralwerks) 6.The Jackson 5/The Love You Save (Asakusa S.C. '01 Mix) Source Source: The J-5 Remixes 2 (Uni-Japan) 7.Cubismo Grafico/Story Ends (Boris Gudunov's Old Fashioned Mix) Buonissimo Remixes (Escalator-Japan) 8.ABBA/She's My Kind Of Girl Ring Ring (Polydor) 9.George Gets His Freak On (UK white label 12") 10.Henry Mancini/Sorta Blue Music From Peter Gunn (Buddah) 11.Dahlia/Good Flight! Quatrienne (Happiness-Japan) 12.Kid Loco/I Can't Let It Happen To You Kill Your Darlings (Atlantic) 13.Yukari Fresh/Triplicate Quackery Erik (Escalator-Japan) 14.Gary Lewis & The Playboys/Girls In Love EMI Legendary Masters Series (EMI) Guest set from Debby Diamond of The Januaries 15.The Januaries/Cinema Girl The Januaries (Food Chain) 16.Iffy/Joyride Biota Bondao (Food Chain) 17.Zero 7/Iikafanelle Simple Things (Palm Pictures) 18.John Barry/Midnight Cowboy Midnight Cowboy Soundtrack (RCA) 19.The Januaries/Don't Smile (unreleased demo) 20.Broadcast/Long Was The Year The noise Made By People (Warp) 21.Mors Syphilitica/My Virgin Widows Almost Pop 22.Delgados/Thirteen Gliding Principles 23.Trembling Blue Stars/Until The Dream Gets Broken Alive To Every Smile (Sub-Pop) 24.Olivia Newton-John/Sam Magic-The Very Best Of ONJ (Uni) 25.Bjork/Alfur Ut Ur Hol (Fool On The Hill) Bjork (debut LP from 11 year old Bjork!) 26.Pulp/Bad Cover Version We Love Life (Island/UK) The Liquid Room Love Hour 27.Chris Montez/The Look Of Love A&M Remastered Best (Polydor-Japan) 28.Jimi Tenor/Better Than Ever Utopian Dream (Saihku-Finland) 29.Serge Gainsbourg/Cargo Culte Ballade De Melodie Nelson (Uni-France) 30.Lalo Schifrin/Quiet Village Black Widow (CTI) 31.Ai No Rhythm/"The Spanking Song" 32.Fun Lovin' Criminals/Love Unlimited 100% Columbian (Virgin) 33.Isaac Hayes/(They Long To Be) Close To You Black Moses (Stax) 34.Julie London/Light My Fire Mondo For Flower Age (EMI-Japan) 35.Jack Jones/What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life Jack Jones Sings Michelle Legrand (RCA) 36.Katerine/Le' Appartement Les Creatures (Rosebud-France) 37.Claudine Longet/Who Needs You Love Is Blue (A&M) 38.Scott Walker/Only Myself To Blame The World Is Not Enough Soundtrack (Radioactive) 39. Paul Williams/Mornin' I'll Be Movin' On Someday Man (Reprise) --------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------- End
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