________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ S P E C T R O P O P ______________ ______________ ______________ ________________________________________________________________________ A non-profit organization dedicated to the betterment of recorded music ------------------------------------------------------------------------ There are 17 messages in this issue. Topics in this digest: 1. Cameo Parkway recordings From: Michael Gessner 2. Re: The Orchids & Louise Cordet From: Scott Swanson 3. Re: Ronettes Recordings From: James Botticelli 4. Re: "Sammy The Sidewalk Surfer"/"KRLA Jingle" From: Bryan 5. Re: The Rockin' Ramrods, Freddy Cannon From: Matthew David 6. Re: "Sammy The Sidewalk Surfer"/"KRLA Jingle" From: "Jan Kristensen" 7. Toni Fisher & Allen Klein From: Don Baylis 8. Surfin' with Carol From: "Martin Roberts" 9. Aaaahhhh!!!!! From: "Martin Roberts" 10. Catalina Caper From: Matthew David 11. Re: Surfin' with Carol From: Bryan 12. Toni From: Doc Rock 13. Stocking Tops/Ellie Greenwich From: Elisa 14. Gidget Goes Encyclopedic From: "Ron Weekes" 15. "Carol Connors" From: Brian Chidester 16. The Big Hurt From: "Jake Tassell" 17. Big Hurt Sound From: Jane Wade ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Message: 1 Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 20:57:33 -0500 From: Michael Gessner Subject: Cameo Parkway recordings Has anyone heard the series of Cameo Parkway rarities on Campark There are 6 CDs with about 30 songs each. They are readily available on the internet. Are these >from Europe? Has Allen Klein tried to suppress them or what? There are other CDs with all the Cameo Parkway hits, as well. Why does everyone think it's hard to find Cameo Parkway stuff? Mike Message: 2 Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 16:14:33 -0800 From: Scott Swanson Subject: Re: The Orchids & Louise Cordet >Ian queried whether either act cut enough material for a >CD. Well, I make it 15 and 10 ISSUED tracks by Louise and >the Orchids respectively, Wouldn't it be great if someone put together a CDR featuring all 25 of these songs? (hint hint!) Regards, Scott Message: 3 Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 16:40:07 EST From: James Botticelli Subject: Re: Ronettes Recordings In a message dated 11/27/01, keith beach writes: > It's called 'cutting off your nose to spite your face' - > in other words if Phil can't have Ronnie then no-one can. Or maybe he has a reasonable economy and doesn't wanna profit selling rekkids....that's my current situation (knock on wood) Message: 4 Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 07:27:08 -0800 From: Bryan Subject: Re: "Sammy The Sidewalk Surfer"/"KRLA Jingle" I believe "Sammy The Sidewalk Surfer" is still available on 'Del-Fi Beach Party' in 1999. The CD is part of a trilogy --along with 'Del-Fi Pool Party' and 'Del-Fi Jungle Jive'-- of compilations produced by former Del-Fi staffer Elliot Kendall, who I believe is on this list. (Hi El!) You can get 'em straight from www.del-fi.com or by phoning 800-99DEL-FI. You can read about 'em on allmusic.com. Bryan Message: 5 Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 12:15:43 EST From: Matthew David Subject: Re: The Rockin' Ramrods, Freddy Cannon James Botticelli writes: > The Rockin' Ramrods, Freddy Cannon > > My homeies from Boston...I actually got to interview > Freddy for a 6T's "Lost & Found" radio show I did back in > '95. It was a lotta fun. I asked him goofy stuff about > things like haircuts, waistlines, babe-catchin' skillz of > Freddy vs. Bobby vs. Fabian, L.A. restaurants vs. East > Coast, Arnie Ginsburg, stuff like that. Still have a copy! Hi James, The Ramrods back Freddy in DISK-O-TEK HOLIDAY, in addition to performing their then-current single "Play It!". Arnie Ginsburg appears in the film as well. Arnie "Woo Woo" Ginsburg AND Freddy "Woo!" Cannon! Message: 6 Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 20:53:58 +0100 From: "Jan Kristensen" Subject: Re: "Sammy The Sidewalk Surfer"/"KRLA Jingle" "Brian Chidester" wrote: > I'd love to hear that Del-Fi double-side. Was it > ever released with any of the Del-Fi Surf music > comps? If not, wanna trade? Carol Connors recorded Sammy the sidewalk surfer as The Surfettes on Mustang 3001 in 1964. The flip was Blue Surf. Sammy can be found on a comp. CD called Surf bunnies & Hot rod honeys - Superb 200. Together with among other great girl group surf and hot rod songs are Yum Yum Yamaha and A Swinging Summer. Jan K Message: 7 Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 20:05:23 -0000 From: Don Baylis Subject: Toni Fisher & Allen Klein >From Peter .. > Speaking of Toni, I've bought several of her > subsequent 45s, but only West of the Wall stands out > as at all worthy - the first protest song of the 60s? Three other 45s by Miss Fisher post-'West of' that are well worthy are .. on BigTop 'The Music from the House Next Door', on Capitol, 'Train of Love' (both these list Wayne Shanklin as Producer and either writer or composer) and on Rank Int. 'How Deep Is The Ocean'. I found it most interesting that when The Big Hurt came out, one received the impression that here was a brand new, sweet young lady singer .. it was quite a surprise to read a Goldmine article that offered the information that Miss Fisher was in fact a 40s torch singer, somewhat near the end of her career :-} Maybe the problem with Allen Klein is that he is a 'failed' pop star himself. I believe that he released a 45 back in 1962 on Oriole (CB 1737). The A side, also written by him, is a novelty song, and not bad either .. Three Coins In the Sewer. The B side, written by a J.Francis, and a far less noteable recording, is Danger Ahead !. Don Message: 8 Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 20:33:24 -0000 From: "Martin Roberts" Subject: Surfin' with Carol Hi, Been rather busy for a while-mainly beating my computer with lumps of wood-but couldn't let the wonderful Carol Connors pass UN mentioned!"Sammy the Sidewalk Surfer" is available on "Sun & Surf, Cars & Guitars" Del Fi DFCD 70011-2'94 (one of the better Del Fi reissues) and the great but dubious "Surf Bunnies & Hot Rod Honeys". "KRLA Jingle" I only know on the UK ACE CD "The Del Fi & Donna Story" (Here comes the boast!!) My copy of "Sammy$B!&(B" has an okay instrumental B-Side "Blue Surf" wr R. Kuhn, don't think there's any Carol involvement. For the complete Carol Connors Story track down (Mr Marvellous) Ken Barnes' Who Is Carol Connors article in 'Who Put The Bomp'. Not sure of the number I only have a photo-copy from Mick Patrick. Talking of whom, Where is he??? I reckon it must be 8 days since he posted !!! Martin Message: 9 Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 21:05:53 -0000 From: "Martin Roberts" Subject: Aaaahhhh!!!!! Quick before Mick corrects me (again!), Carol's article wasn't in Who Put The Bomp but the eaqually lovely The Rock Marketplace. Talking as I was earlier of Ken Barnes anyone know his whereabouts and how to contact him? Hope he's alive, happy & busy working as theatre critic for The L.A. Times or something similar!! Martin Message: 10 Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 12:18:49 EST From: Matthew David Subject: Catalina Caper Simon W writes: > 1. the movie 'CATALINA CAPER [NEVER STEAL ANYTHING WET]' > with Mary Wells and more importantly, Little Richard > singing 'SCUBA PARTY'. Did it come out on video [uk > format ] or even dvd? Has anyone seen the movie? CATALINA CAPER was officially released by Rhino Home Video as part of their Mystery Science Theater 3000 series. Unfortunately, the images of the MSTK3 hosts are onscreen, and are heard speaking/cracking jokes during the entire movie! Little Richard ("Scuba Party"), Mary Wells ("Never Steal Anything Wet"), Carol Conners ("Book Of Love") and The Cascades ("There$BCT(B A New World") appear in the film. I believe The Cascades back up the other music acts. Best, Matthew Message: 11 Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 19:40:01 -0800 From: Bryan Subject: Re: Surfin' with Carol Oops. I made a mistake...I think I must have got some wires crossed somewhere. The original session that Carol Connors did with Arthur Lee and Johnny Echols (and David Gates, if I remember correctly) also produced the "KRLA Jingle". I guess I thought that was the B-side. If I remember correctly from seeing the AFIM Union sheet for this session, this was also the same session where Lee and Echols also recorded "Luci Baines"/ "Soul Food" (Selma 2001, October 1964) as "The American Four"....Steve? Elliot? Do either of you remember? Bryan Message: 12 Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 22:56:04 -0500 From: Doc Rock Subject: Toni "West of the Wall" was very big in Kansas City, WHB. Doc Message: 13 Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 10:23:50 -0000 From: Elisa Subject: Stocking Tops/Ellie Greenwich Calling all Brit Girl experts! I've been really into The Stocking Tops - 'you're never gonna get my loving' on Toast Records (UK 1967 - awesome label name if there ever was one!) - anyone know if they have other singles worth checking out, and who they are? elisa p.s. My friend's dad was visiting from New York and I met him last night - a wonderful character from Long Island. He said he'd heard I was into 60's girls and mentioned he went to school with Ellie Greenwich - except he kept calling her Eleanor Greenwich, which was really cute. He said she was always doing impromptu songs with 2 other girls in the hallways and he used to stand there, totally gobsmacked. I think he had quite the crush on her! ;-) Message: 14 Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 16:27:32 -0700 From: "Ron Weekes" Subject: Gidget Goes Encyclopedic In yesterday's mail I received my copy of Stephen J. McParland's latest book: Cowabunga! Gidget Goes Encyclopedic. I must say that by the looks of the book four-color (...or is that colour) front and back covers make this one of CMusic Books' best volumes yet. The two hundred plus oversized book deals with the entire Gidget genre...the films, the music, the people, and the TV series. Below I've added the information directly from the publisher. I hope to have a full-color (...or is that colour) scan of the front cover at http://www.garyusher.com/cmusic.html some time next week. Until then, cowabunga dudes! Ron Weekes http://www.garyusher.com +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ AVAILABLE NOW VIA MAIL ORDER FROM CMUSIC BOOKS ..... COWABUNGA! GIDGET GOES ENCYCLOPEDIC For the first time in one easily accessible tome are all the facts and details that together form the phenomenon of "GIDGET", compiled with the help of those actually involved. Hear the real Gidget tell her story, and the real KAHUNA tell his! Born at Malibu, California during the summers of 1956-57, the character of Gidget was to go on to win the hearts of teenagers everywhere, even those in landlocked areas! She not only helped establish the image of surfing and the surfer, via her first person anecdotes and the subsequent Hollywoodisation of the character, but became a teenage spokesperson for "women's lib" ... or should that be GIRL POWER! A total of eight books followed her teenage life from surfing accolyte to married woman, a journey also captured cinematically in a number of films, beginning with GIDGET in 1959. COWABUNGA! GIDGET GOES ENCYCLOPEDIC captures all these developments and methodically documents ALL the films, ALL the TV series - there were two! - ALL the people involved - real and imaginary - and ALL the music. As well as ALL the facts, this 8" x 11" (A4 size), 248 page "encyclopedia" also includes nine chapters, five appendices and numerous side-bars of facts, together with a full colour glossy cover and 28 pages of glossy photos of rare and interesting photos from the world of "GIDGET". PRICE PER COPY IS $US34 PLUS POSTAGE ADD $US10 FOR AIRMAIL POSTAGE PAYMENT OPTIONS: 1: US CASH in a registered letter (or your country's equivalent of the US amount) 2: Personal or bank check/cheque, but NO money orders of any kind. If paying by check/cheque, please ADD $6 for bank charges. SEND ALL PAYMENTS TO: CALIFORNIA MUSIC P.O. BOX 106 NORTH STRATHFIELD 2137, AUSTRALIA CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR OTHER CMUSIC BOOKS www.garyusher.com/cmusic.html http://www.garyusher.com/cmusic.html Message: 15 Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 14:48:24 EST From: Brian Chidester Subject: "Carol Connors" > Annette was a friend of Phil Spector from his days at > Fairfax High in Los Angeles, and that is how she came > to be a member of the Teddy Bears. Gene Sculatti was one of the first people to figure out that Carol Connors was formerly Annette Klienbard. Annette was in the Teddy Bears, and knew Spector from Fairfax. Okay. But, what happened to her after the Teddy Bears? Well, what happened was that she changed her name or used a penn name and became a solo recording artist and writer known as Carol Connors. Gene was a writer in the '70s, '80s and '90s, who did several books such as "The Catalog Of Cool" and the best San Fransisco book ever on Pop culture. When I said that he discovered that Carol Connors was Annette, what I meant was that Gene put it all together. He figured out that Carol was Annette. Annette didn't have some post-Teddy Bears press conference to tell the world she was changing her name. As far as the buying public was concerned, Carol Connors was a new recording artist. Gene found otherwise. Brian Chidester Message: 16 Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 12:38:31 +0000 From: "Jake Tassell" Subject: The Big Hurt "Peter Lerner" wrote about The Big Hurt > > Miss Toni's version is an all time classic, but Del > Shannon's Liberty version is also sensational. > > Peter The Scott Walker version is pretty good too. (On Scott 1, I believe) Jake Message: 17 Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 06:30:53 -0800 (PST) From: Jane Wade Subject: Big Hurt Sound I heard that someone on this list who was involved in the production of the Big Hurt, or knew someone who was, described how they got that interesting sound... I always compared it to an electrical sound.... Does anyone remember that? I've never heard anything like it before. Jane. Jake Tassell wrote: > "Peter Lerner" wrote about The Big Hurt > > > > Miss Toni's version is an all time classic, but Del > > Shannon's Liberty version is also sensational. > The Scott Walker version is pretty good too. (On > Scott 1, I believe) End
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