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There are 24 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 350:

      1. Brian Wilson, Tin House magazine
           From: "Tom Knott" 
      2. Important Curt Boettcher news
           From: Jason Penick 
      3. Re: San Francisco Earthquake(s)
           From: Stephane Rebeschini 
      4. re: Mr. Sandman
           From: "Jack Madani" 
      5. Re: Jack Nitzsche - KHJ / basslines
           From: Michael Rashkow 
      6. Re: CD Towers
           From: Michael Marino 
      7. Turtle Soup
           From: Andrew Hickey 
      8. brian wilson London
           From: Paul 
      9. Not Yester; Kenny Young; Esquivel
           From: "Paul Payton" 
     10. Re: Juan Garcia Esquivel
           From: Dan Hughes 
     11. Re: early Motown CDs
           From: "John Lester" 
     12. Re: brian wilson London
           From: "John Lester" 
     13. Re: brian wilson London
           From: "decmeehan" 
     14. Re: brian wilson London
           From: Andrew Hickey 
     15. RPM & 3 UK Girl Group Compilations, You MUST have!!
           From: "Martin Roberts" 
     16. Harry Young/Lou Christie And WOOOOH The Tammys!!!
           From: "Martin Roberts" 
     17. Re: Jack Nitzsche - KHJ
           From: "Ken Levine" 
     18. Re: Jimmy Mack
           From: "Don Charles" 
     19. More Magic Lamp
           From: "Harvey Williams" 
     20. Re: McCoys and Feldmans
           From: James Botticelli 
     21. Re: Sunshine Mind
           From: "Don Charles" 
     22. Fuzzy Bunnies
           From: "David Gordon" 
     23. Brute Force, Al Anderson/Wildweeds
           From: "Paul Payton" 
     24. Just For The Record (so to speak)
           From: Michael Rashkow 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 18:28:28 -0800
   From: "Tom Knott" 
Subject: Brian Wilson, Tin House magazine

Not sure if this has been covered here, if so I apologize.
In the most recent issue of Tin House Magazine (the Music
Issue) an article titled: "Brian Wilson: Not The Little
Boy I Once Knew" by Andrew Hultkrans discusses the effect
that the film Seconds (John Frankenheimer) had on Brian
and the way the film parallels Brian's life. Quote;
"According to a friend who was at Wilson's house when he
returned from the movie theater, Seconds had a profound
effect on the young composer. Agitated, Wilson related
how the first thing he heard was someone saying hello to
him. "It completely blew my mind," he said. Then: "That's
not all . . . the whole thing was there. I mean my whole
life. Birth and death and rebirth. Even the beach was in
it. It was my whole life right there on the screen. "When
his friend suggested it might be a coincidence, Wilson
replied, "What if it's real? You know there's mind
gangsters these days. There could be mind gangsters,
couldn't there? I mean look at [Phil] Spector, he could
be involved in it, couldn't he? He's going into films.
How hard would it be for him to set something up like
that?". The article goes on to talk about the Pet Sounds
and Smile sessions and Brian's experiments with LSD.


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Message: 2
   Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 10:36:14 EST
   From: Jason Penick 
Subject: Important Curt Boettcher news

Surfing the web the other day, I ran across the following URL:

This page is a listing of upcoming releases from a label
called Gear Fab.  

Scrolling down the page, I saw the improbable
announcement that the long-lost Boettcher / Olsen produced
Together Records lp MOSES LAKE is slated for release in
February of '02!  For those who don't know, Moses Lake
was a band formerly known as the Bards who had some
success in their original incarnation as a sort of Paul
Revere-ish Northwest R&B/ pop band.  By the time they
hooked up with Curt and Keith, their sound was more
geared towards psychedelic rock, or at least that's how
they come across on their 1969 Together Records single
"Oobleck"/ "Moses".  The Moses Lake album is referred to
as a masterpiece by those lucky enough to have heard it. 
If anybody has any verification that this release is
legit, could they please mention something on this board?
The Gear Fab page had no links to any order form, and it
has a sort of low budget look that makes me uncertain if
this is an actual record label or somebody trying to pass
themselves off as one.  There are many other releases
slated, according to the page, including the long lost
THE CHILDREN, which is actually Eternity's Children's
third lp.  I would ask any Curt Boettcher fans to check
this URL out for themselves, and I'd be interested in
hearing your assessments.

Jason Penick 

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Message: 3
   Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:41:54 +0100
   From: Stephane Rebeschini 
Subject: Re: San Francisco Earthquake(s)

Bob Rashkow wrote:
> Hi out there, on the American Psychedelic artists link Ms.
> Rebeschini only has one 45 listed for The San Francisco
> Earthquake on Smash--is this only for released recordings?
> Kenny Young & this group really are far out and I have in
> my possession 2 SMASH 45s from approx. '68, "Sophia" b/w
> "Hold The Night", and a really tremendous recording which
> also utilizes a "Lennoesque sitar" etc. to create that
> mystical sound but also has wonderful bubblegummy lyric,
> "March Of The Jingle-Jangle People" b/w "Bring Me Back A
> Little Water" which is decidedly more in the folk-rock
> vein. Needless to say these are both DJ copies. I
> understand they put out a couple more of these 45s as
> well. Does anybody out there know any more about this
> obscure but talented band?
> ---------------------------------------------------------

Bonjour de France

About The Fuzz, Acid & Flowers site

The site is originally based on a Vernon Joynson book
published in England. "Fuzz, Acid & Flowers" tries to
gather datas : detailed discographies with reissues,
group line-up and story, comments about the records...
about the US "rock" scene between 1963/1975 (roughly).
The various writers are mostly fans of garage,
psychedelic music, prog rock, folk rock, hippie music...
and not really of pure "pop". Therefore you can find some
entries with bad comments about records a "pop" fan would
maybe like (the recent "Collage" discussion is a good
example). Thousands of groups released records during the
period and obviously the career of many is extremely hard
to document. What you read in "Fuzz" can be partly
incorrect, so, as you can read on the first page : "any
additional information we have missed will be gratefully
received. Please send corrections and additions. I wrote
the San Francisco Earthquake entry after I found a single.
I was then unaware of other records, that's why you see
only one single mentioned. I now know that they released
some others and found some additional info about Kenny
Young. An update will be made in the next weeks, but you
can always send me more info if you can help!

Mr Stephane Rebeschini (not a Ms.!)

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Message: 4
   Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 17:09:48 -0500
   From: "Jack Madani" 
Subject: re: Mr. Sandman

responding to a post from before Christmas:

> The Supremes (Di, Flo and Mary) did a wonderful version
> of "Mr Sandman" and when there is enough demand, I am
> sure they will consider issuing it!

Say, I saw the Supremes perform this on Hullabaloo over
Christmas holiday, when American Movie Classics ran
several of the Hullabaloo episodes.  The 'Premes did a
very good job, with tight 3-part block harmonies.  I was
impressed; Miss Ross didn't stick out but rather blended
right in.

Those Hullabaloo's were a lot of fun to watch, although
the color episodes were far, far groovier than the black
and white ones.  Favorite moments: Jackie DeShannon
singing "A Lifetime Of Loneliness" and sporting
super-obvious hand gestures such as would make Mike Love
proud; Joanie Sommers singing a big-production version
of "Before And After Losing You" (what a great song, and
until I heard the Fleetwoods singing it I'd never heard
of it before); and the Mamas & Papas singing "California
Dreaming" on a set with a lot of bathtubs ('member their
first album cover?), and during the instrumental break
all the Hullabaloo Dancers popped up out of the bathtubs
and did the frug!

Or maybe it was the watusi.

At any rate, it was gloriously weird.  or, as Rich
Kotite would say, "how bizah."


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Message: 5
   Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 20:47:51 EST
   From: Michael Rashkow 
Subject: Re: Jack Nitzsche - KHJ / basslines

In a message dated 1/10/2002 Ken writes:

> Are Nitzsche fans aware of a whole instrumental jingle
> package he created for 93/KHJ Los Angeles back in the
> Boss Radio  late 60's era.  Ten or fifteen minute long
> cuts employing the KHJ logo done in different arrangments.
> They're quite remarkable.

Ken- Can I get a copy?

In a message dated 1/10/2002 Jack writes:

> In the verses, the chord progression shifts down a
> whole step from the Tonic, but the bass ostinato stays on
> the Tonic.  I LOVE when that happens.  

Jack, me too, I'll have a gin and tonic.


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Message: 6
   Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 00:16:33 -0000
   From: Michael Marino 
Subject: Re: CD Towers

--- In spectropop, "Robert Conway"  wrote:

> I very much enjoyed reading about the CDs that some of
> you have in your towers.  I saw some titles that are
> quite interesting and some artists that are available
> via alternative labels.  I always enjoy this type of
> information as well as lists of fave Beach Boys' covers,
> etc.  Please don't be shy.  We all can learn a thing or
> two so please keep 'em coming.

I could use a new system, as I'm constantly moving disks
in and out of rotation and it's getting time-consuming! 

Here is what I've been listening to lately...

1. All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
2. Classic Sinatra
3. Love And Theft - Bob Dylan (this CD is an American 
Music history lesson... it is incredible!)
4. A Farewell To Kings - Rush
5. Sunflower - The Beach Boys
6. Dave Brubeck (Ken Burns Jazz)
7. Goddess in the Doorway - Mick Jagger
8. Songs from the West Coast - Elton John
9. Dig - Boz Scaggs
10. American Recordings - Johnny Cash
11. Aja - Steely Dan
12. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC
13. All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2
14. Fever and other Hits - Peggy Lee
15. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
16. Maroon - Barenaked Ladies
17. Live at the Roxy - Brian Wilson
18. Everyday - Dave Matthews Band

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Message: 7
   Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 18:16:12 -0800 (PST)
   From: Andrew Hickey 
Subject: Turtle Soup

I'm probably recommending something *all* of you know
here, but for anyone else who's as out of the loop as
me, I finally picked up Turtle Soup by the Turtles the
other day, and I have to say it's one of the best soft
pop albums I've ever heard. It's produced by Ray
Davies, and it amazingly manages to combine the
Elenore type pop stuff the Turtles were doing at the
time with the pastoral feel of The Kinks Are The
Village Green Preservation Society. Absolutely
stunning, and if anyone else here has been as stupid
as me and not bought it yet, you should go out and do
(Incidentally my version, on second hand vinyl, is an
80s remix which apparently has the orchestrations
mixed higher as Ray Davies wanted it rather than with
the band higher as the original 60s version had.
Anyone know which mix is on the current CD and which
is the better mix?)

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Message: 8
   Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 05:07:55 -0800 (PST)
   From: Paul 
Subject: brian wilson London

Are any of the list members going to see Brian Wilson in
London at the end of the month?

I'm going on the Monday night - Can't wait!

Paul - Ready Steady Go!

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Message: 9
   Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 09:54:19 -0500
   From: "Paul Payton" 
Subject: Not Yester; Kenny Young; Esquivel

Harvey Williams wrote: 

> Jerry [Yester] composed "I Can Live Without You", so if
> it is the same song as the Micky Jones 45, presumably
> he's given the writing credit...?

Nope - Larry Knechtel wrote and arranged both sides of
the record. Probably not the same song....

Bob Rashkow wrote: 

> The San Francisco Earthquake on Smash--is this only for
> released recordings? Kenny Young & this group really are
> far out

Could this be the same Kenny Young who did a late-60's
album on WB called "Clever Dogs Chase the Sun"? The
gorgeous lead track, "Me Without You" (not the Gary
Bonner or Nilsson song) is a longtime fave. The LP was
recorded at Rockfield in England, so probably not, but
stranger things have happened - American Gary Wright made
his name with Spooky Tooth in the UK, for example.

RIP Esquivel. Irwin Chusid showed an old clip of a "rock
& roll dance" at an Incorrect Video night a year or so
ago; the visuals may have been way off, but what a tight
innovatively-arranged swingin' band the man ran! (And
thanks for the discography, too.)

Country Paul

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Message: 10
   Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 05:00:22 -0600
   From: Dan Hughes 
Subject: Re: Juan Garcia Esquivel

> ...he was still healthy enough in May 2001
> at the age of 82 to marry his 25-year-old home health
> care worker, Carina Osario.

But even with the age difference, they have a lot in
common....They both like soup....

(What movie did I steal that line from?  Best In Show, I


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Message: 11
   Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 21:01:35 -0000
   From: "John Lester" 
Subject: Re: early Motown CDs

Joseph Scott wrote:

> I were dealing with a situation in which there were
> "many many unmarked boxes" of tapes, and I planned to
> try to put personnel credits on CDs, Allan "Dr. Licks"
> Slutsky is not someone I would rely on, directly or
> indirectly, in trying to determine who really played
> what on what during '60s Motown sessions (none of
> which Slutsky attended). Better to omit personnel
> credits on a CD than credit the wrong musicians.


I have to say I think I probably come out in favour with
you...the passage of time plays havoc with people's
memories. Even if you were to establish the presence of
someone on a session, there is no guarantee that they
efforts appear on the final version.  

Take sweet Cal Street of the VELVELETTES  who vividly
recalls adding vocals to Stevie Wonder's "Fingertips". I
said to her "Dearest Cal - I can't hear any backing
vocals on that record unless you mean you are part of the
crowd." She said "Oh, aren't there? Well I remember doing
them!"  I didn't know how to reply so I just smiled!!!  

Dr Licks has a big heart though...

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Message: 12
   Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 18:20:54 -0000
   From: "John Lester" 
Subject: Re: brian wilson London

Where is Brian Wilson appearing and what dates?

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Message: 13
   Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 19:49:20 -0000
   From: "decmeehan" 
Subject: Re: brian wilson London

--- In Spectropop, Paul wrote:

> Are any of the list members going to see Brian Wilson 
> in London at the end of the month?
> I'm going on the Monday night - Can't wait!

I'm going on the Wednesday night - excited beyond words
and have turned down offers of hearing the 'Live at Roxy'
CD as I want to experience BW and his band fresh and for
the very first time....I'm sure I'll be in awe and
disbelief that I'm so close to and have experienced
total genius.

Also, recent discussion of Andrew Loog Oldham
productions has got me wondering (Kieron Tyler?) to when
and if Del Shannon's 'Home and Away' will get a proper
CD release as afforded to Oldam's Billy Nichols LP a few
years back.  The amazing Wilson/Spector/English soft pop
style production needs to be heard more and its
undiscovered masterpiece is totally deserved.

Declan Meehan Manchester, England  

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Message: 14
   Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 13:55:10 -0800 (PST)
   From: Andrew Hickey 
Subject: Re: brian wilson London

--- Paul wrote:

> Are any of the list members going to see Brian
> Wilson in London at the end of the month?
> I'm going on the Monday night - Can't wait!

I think most of the UK people are. I'm going on the
Monday and Tuesday.

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Message: 15
   Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 23:06:49 -0000
   From: "Martin Roberts" 
Subject: RPM & 3 UK Girl Group Compilations, You MUST have!!

Mention of Lou & The Tammys reminds me. There was no
comment on Dream Babies Vol 3, this is sooo good, click
on to Amazon and buy your copy NOW! This, Vol 1 "Am I
Dreaming" and the "Girls' Scene" (Decca Girl Groups) on
Deram are three must haves!! Martin

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Message: 16
   Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 22:46:48 -0000
   From: "Martin Roberts" 
Subject: Harry Young/Lou Christie And WOOOOH The Tammys!!!

So pleased to see Lou and The Tammys are soon to be
released. How long ago was it that Jack Madani brought
the CD to our attention? I for one (among hundreds!)
can't wait.

And so chuffed to see that Harry Young has again written
the sleeve notes etc. A real fan, friendly, helpful and a
mine of information. 


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Message: 17
   Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 11:35:55 -0800
   From: "Ken Levine" 
Subject: Re: Jack Nitzsche - KHJ

From: Michael Rashkow writes:
> Ken- Can I get a copy?

I think I have a copy somewhere on reel to reel.  If I
can find it and transfer it you're absolutely welcome
to a copy.

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Message: 18
   Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 21:10:50 +0000
   From: "Don Charles" 
Subject: Re: Jimmy Mack

>Speaking of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas has the 45 Mix
>of "Jimmy Mack" ever been reissued in Stereo? Many of
>the older CD comps use an alternate take with a slow
>intro. The new "20th Century Masters" CD also uses this
>take (someone at Universal wasn't paying attention!)

There is a stereo version of "Jimmy Mack."  It's can be
found on The Vandella's 1967 LP WATCHOUT! which was
reissued on vinyl in the '80s.  However, it sounds like
an alternate take or re-recording.  It's not very much
like the single mix at all.

Don Charles

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Message: 19
   Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 17:28:21 -0000
   From: "Harvey Williams" 
Subject: More Magic Lamp

Paul asks about the corporate background of the Magic
Lamp label

> Looking at Mick Patrick's Magic Lamp discography (way to
> go, Mick!), someone at that label must have been
> well-connected to the biz. Johnny Burnette, Morton Downey,
> Jr. (yes, him), the previously-discussed Jane Canada,
> Vince Edwards (Dr. Kildare?), Karen Carpenter, Jan & Dean,
> the Larry Knechtel work on the Mickey Jones 45.... Anyone
> know any corporate background? Thanks again, Mick.

Below is taken from sleevenotes to the Carpenters' "From
The Top" box set:

"Joe Osborn was one of LA's leading studio musicians
throughout most of the '60s and into the '70s (he moved to
Nashville in 1974). He and a partner formed Magic Lamp
Records in 1966, with Joe acting as A&R man & engineer &
furnishing his garage studio for the recording. Karen, who
had recently turned 16, was signed to Magic Lamp on May
13th 1966....." <snip>

Very well connected, then! Joe was a wrecking crew, over to you Carol!

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Message: 20
   Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 15:01:59 EST
   From: James Botticelli 
Subject: Re: McCoys and Feldmans

In a message dated 1/15/02 Michael writes:

> Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer later a/k/a The Strangeloves. 
> I believe there was a lot of McCoys involvement with
> these guys. Rick Derringer??? and company.

"Hang On Sloopy" was originally by The Vibrations.
"Fever", of course, was a proven standard. "Come On
Let's Go" was a Richie Valens cover... So it had to be
the post "hit" McCoys who utilized the talents of Thee
Three...I used to have a stack 'o' Bang 45's by the
McCoys but alas they have all slipped through these
finagling fingers...JB

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Message: 21
   Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 21:07:46 +0000
   From: "Don Charles" 
Subject: Re: Sunshine Mind

> Jimmy "Wiz" Wisner produced a recording of Sunshine
> Mind with Donna Marie -- it was the A-side, and
> released by Columbia. (I still have some copies of
> that one.)

This is true!  Years ago, Donna Marie sent me a tape
cassette with her recording of "Sunshine Mind" on it. 
Great song.  However, the single Jimmy Wisner had the
biggest hopes for (or so he told me) was Donna's waxing
of "He Gives Me Love (La La La)," which ultimately became
one of Lesley Gore's last chart records.

Don Charles

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Message: 22
   Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 19:30:13 -0000
   From: "David Gordon" 
Subject: Fuzzy Bunnies

 Hi Mike,

 Jeeeeeez, that's what I call a post - I'll digest it
thoroughly later : - )

 A couple of names rang bells with me -

 Chuck Alden went on to join a Long Island band the
 Illusion who had a Mitch Ryder produced single on
 Dynovoice then moved to Jeff Barry's Steed label for
 four albums and a stack of singles a few of them
 charting on Billboard ("Did You See Her Eyes" among
 them )

 John Turi - didn't he play in a band called Bulldog
 with a couple of ex- Young / Rascals. This would be
 around 73 - 75.

 David Gordon.

 "No Good To Cry" - is that the Al Anderson song he
 wrote for the Wildweeds and subsquently covered by a
 whole bunch of people including John Fred and the
 Playboy Band ? 

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Message: 23
   Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 11:41:59 -0500
   From: "Paul Payton" 
Subject: Brute Force, Al Anderson/Wildweeds

To Mike Rashkow: thanks for the extensive notes. First,
the easy part, re: the McCoys. I do know that FGG
(Feldman-Gottehrer-Goldstein) were the musical force
behind much of Bang, especially after Bert Berns passed
on; they indeed produced the McCoys' best stuff.
Incidentally, anyone who doesn't know it might want to
discover "Don't Worry Mother (Your Son's Heart Is Pure),"
a later Bang McCoys track - superb pop with quite the
mood swing.

I'm fascinated by your involvement with some of my
favorite songs in "altered" forms. I was one of the rare
on-air people who played Brute Force's "Confections of
Love" when it was new (on WBRU in Providence), and
consider many tracks to be masterpieces - like a Broadway
show on LSD. "No Olympian Height" is one of his most
underrated songs in my opinion, and I have the Other
Voices' version on a DJ 45 - nice effort, but not the
bite of the original. (By the way, via Irwin Chusid when
he recently interviewed Brute on WFMU, I asked about the
inspiration for the song; he said it came from the
Grecian urns in many romantic paintings, such as those by
Maxfield Parrish.)

I believe "Arthur" (no S) was the name of the NYC
high-priced early disco. (I think Sybil Burton, Richard's
ex, financed it.) I only remember the Fuzzy Bunnies by
name (once you heard a name like that who wouldn't?), but
"No Good To Cry" author Al Anderson and I go back into
rock history. His band, The Wildweeds, was a
chart-topping act with every release in
Hartford/Springfield/New Haven, their home area. (This
was back in the mid-60's when you could have a thriving
local scene; for example, see also Wilmer & the Dukes and
the All Night Workers in upstate New York.) My old group,
Benefit Street, played with the Wildweeds in Vermont for
the same club owner back in 1970, and Al and I became
friendly; he said at the time his goal was to be in NRBQ.
The 'Weeds live were astonishing musically - great
playing, excellent original songs. I think that two
contributing factors to their never breaking out
nationally were (1) they shared their "good looks" with
the likes of the Atlanta Rhythm Section, no small factor
for a "singles" act at the time;  and (2) more relevant
to Mike's comments, they weren't black. Many DJ's assumed
"No Good To Cry" was done by a black group, as it was on
Cadet (part of Chess), was breaking out on R&B stations
first, and had Al's soulful shout as a lead voice. When a
full-page ad in the trades had a picture of this ugly
(forgive me, but it's true) white group - with a blind
drummer, no less! - airplay vaporized overnight, and
sadly sales followed. Many covers of the song followed
(including the aforementioned Fuzzy Bunnies), but none
touched the original.

Another factor working against the Wildweeds may have
been their diversity - they could do country as well as
R&B and straight-ahead rock; if you're unfamiliar with it,
check out the gorgeous country-soft-pop "And When She
Smiles" from their c. 1970 Vanguard LP - another Top 5 45
in Hartford.

Later, when I moved to Hartford to DJ and music-direct at
freeform WHCN in late '71, Al had fulfilled his dream and
had just joined "the Q." Impressed by their live
performances and bolstered by Al's local legendary status,
my station led the charge in playing all kinds of NRBQ
music in a groundswell of heavy rotation. Years later, Al
credited me with "breaking" and helping to establish the
band nationally (I'll take partial credit, but lots of us
aficianados helped) and offered to play on a record I was
planning. Years later, in 1985, I took him up on it; my
45, "Boys Like Girls" (Presence 4501 - out of print, but
I still have the masters) came out - and promptly "went
back in." It rocked though, and Al's uncredited playing
on the track is what really drove it. (I wish more people
could have heard it, and although I don't have any
immediate plans, it could be licensed to anyone reliable
who wanted to give it wider circulation.)

And catching up to the present, Al Anderson has become a
successful Nashville-based songwriter and is (I assume)
living happily ever after so far.

(And y'all thought Rashkovski went on....)

Country Paul

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Message: 24
   Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 20:47:53 EST
   From: Michael Rashkow 
Subject: Just For The Record (so to speak)

I just want to say to the whole group that in my opinion,
the quality of the prose (as well as the wit and
information quotient ) found on this site is
astonishingly high.

Is there a demonstrable relationship between interest in
60's music and high IQ and/or language skills?


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