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There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this Digest Number 328:

      1. Re: Tandyn Almer
           From: Jason Penick 
      2. Re: Dunwich, Byzantine Empire, Chicago rock band, 1968
           From: "Javed Jafri" 
      3. Re:  Dunwich, Byzantine Empire, Chicago rock band, 1968
           From: "Jeff Lemlich" 
      4. The Tandyn Slave-Master
           From: LePageWeb 
      5. Re: Three Dog Bonner
           From: Teri Landi 
      6. Happy Holidays
           From: "L.E.Pinto" 


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Message: 1
   Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 14:07:57 EST
   From: Jason Penick 
Subject: Re: Tandyn Almer

Bruce Kerr writes:

> (Tandyn Almer, the writer, is the guy who wrote
> "Cherish," right, as I recall?)

Actually, the song your thinking of is "Along Comes Mary",
and he really only co-wrote it with Curt Boettcher,
although Almer wound up with sole credit on the album. 
"Cherish" was written by Terry Kirkman of the Association.

Jason


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Message: 2
   Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 14:43:15 -0500
   From: "Javed Jafri" 
Subject: Re: Dunwich, Byzantine Empire, Chicago rock band, 1968

Hello Bruce Kerr,

Thank you for your first hand account about the Byzantine
Empire. It is always fascinating to read about the
regional recording activity which was so alive and ripe
with creativity during the mid to late 60's. It's too bad
that there is no master archive devoted to collecting
works such as yours. I have never heard your records but
they sound very tantalizing. Are they currently available
on any compilations ?

Also a minor correction. Tandyn Almer actually wrote
"Along Comes Mary" and not "Cherish" for the Association.
The latter was an original group composition by Terry
Kirkman. Almer is also  credited as a co-writer on "Sail
On Sailor" by the Beach Boys.

Javed


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Message: 3
   Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 21:29:18 -0500
   From: "Jeff Lemlich" 
Subject: Re:  Dunwich, Byzantine Empire, Chicago rock band, 1968

Bruce Kerr wrote:

> I have 2 45's from back then, one of them is "Shadows &
> Reflections." Are there any other Byzantine Emp.
> songs/records out there (or 5 Bucks), or was this lone
> email the only cry in the wild re that obscure footnote
> in Chicago '60's pop music history?

Hi Bruce,

Welcome to the group!  I've been looking for the "No Use
In Trying" 45 for quite some time now.  Someone taped it
for me about fifteen years ago, and I dig it a lot. 
Wasn't the B-side mislabled ("Now you're mine" instead of
"Now you're gone"?)

I think I have "Snow Queen" on a 45.  I'll have to hunt
for it and give it another spin!

Jeff Lemlich


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Message: 4
   Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 11:47:12 +0900
   From: LePageWeb 
Subject: The Tandyn Slave-Master

Loose Bruce wrote:

> (Tandyn Almer, the writer, is the guy who wrote
> "Cherish," right, as I recall?)

Close, but no spliff. Tandyn wrote Along Comes Mary,
as well as co-writing (w/ Curt Boettcher) Message of
our Love for the Association and Musty Dusty for
Sagittarius. For anyone who still wonders why his
empty cup is as sweet as the punch, it is a little
complicated to explain, so please refer to the Tandyn
Slave-Master web page:

http://www.wusb.org/psycdeli/reviews/tandyn.html


(In my defense, I searched "Tandyn Almer" in Yahoo and
this was the first entry - I kid you not!)

> Byz. Emp. also put out "Snow Queen," by Carole King
> (another demo in Bill's office stack he made us go
> through to find our "hit song," to go along with our
> album originals). That one was a Gavin Pick, so we
> thought we'd made it. Not so.

Never heard this one! Anyone got it? I adore this by
Roger Nichols and Small Circle of Friends, and
Carole's own version on The City album too is
wonderful. I hope someone has the Byz. Emp. version
and can play it for us (btw, anyone have a clue as to
what this lyric is about?).

Anyway, Bruce, very interesting post. Thanks!


Jamie


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Message: 5
   Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 15:12:48 -0500
   From: Teri Landi 
Subject: Re: Three Dog Bonner

Marc wrote:

> Peter mentioned that Garry Bonner recorded a song called
> "Celebrity Ball" in 1972-3.  And Bonner wroted
> "Celebrate" for 3 Dog Night.  There's a line in
> "Celebrate" that says something like "...this is the
> night, to go to the Celebrity Ball...". Now I'm
> wondering - are they the same song?

Yes Marc, they are the same song. Garry Bonner first
recorded the song in 1970 as "Celebrate" for an LP on the
Calla label.  Then he recorded it as "Celebrity Ball" for
a 1972 MGM single. Same song, different titles and
recordings. Incidentally, the A-side of the MGM single
was his version of "Everlasting Love" a big hit for Carl
Carlton in 1974.


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Message: 6
   Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2001 15:07:24 -0800 (PST)
   From: "L.E.Pinto" 
Subject: Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas to everybody, and may we have Peace on
Earth in 2002.

Laura


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