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Spectropop - Digest Number 352

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There are 25 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 352:

      1. Toni Wine, Carol Bayer
           From: Guy Lawrence 
      2. Partynoise
           From: Paul Woods 
      3. RE: Partynoise
           From: "Andrew Simons" 
      4. re- Toni Wine, Carol Bayer
           From: Richard Havers 
      5. Re: Partynoise
           From: Simon White 
      6. Fake Party Songs
           From: "David Feldman" 
      7. Re: Let's Have A Party
           From: "John Lester" 
      8. Re: Fake People Noises on Rekkids
           From: James Botticelli 
      9. RE: Partynoise
           From: simon white 
     10. Re: Toni Wine, Carol Bayer
           From: Alan Ackerman 
     11. Moses Lake and Brian Wilson in London
           From: Brian Chidester 
     12. Re: More Magic Lamp
           From: "Peter Lerner" 
     13. Carole King in Japan
           From: Bill Reed 
     14. Bits & Pieces
           From: "Paul Payton" 
     15. Re: No Good To Cry
           From: James Botticelli 
     16. Re: Status Cymbal update and Kit Kats
           From: "Nick Archer" 
     17. Re: Kenny Young/San Francisco Earthquake
           From: "Peter Lerner" 
     18. late 50s/early 60s obscure gals
           From: Rex Strother 
     19. Re: The Illusion
           From: "Don Charles" 
     20. Janie Grant on the air Thursday January 17th!!!
           From: "Spectropop Administration" 
     21. Re: My Cousin?????
           From: Michael Rashkow 
     22. Re: CD Towers
           From: Alan Zweig 
     23. Archies And Josie & The Pussycats news
           From: Bryan 
     24. TAPE TRADE
           From: "Erik  Meinen" 
     25. Re: Ersel Hickey
           From: Michael Rashkow 


Message: 1
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 13:45:47 -0000
   From: Guy Lawrence 
Subject: Toni Wine, Carol Bayer

Hi Spectropoppers,

Just got the Sundazed reissue of "Neon" by the Cyrkle and
was pleasantly suprised to find it has some rather juicy
Spectropop-friendly names in the songwriting credits.
Toni Wine and Carol Bayer contributed the quirky "Problem
Child" and there's a Chip Taylor track - "I'm Not Sure
What I Wanna Do".

There's also a Bacharach/David song I'd never heard of
before - "It Dosen't Matter Anymore" - anyone know of any
other recordings of this? Talking of Carol Bayer, does
anyone know if it was her who co-wrote the Shadows Of
Knight/American Breed classic "I'm Gonna Make You Mine"?
The credits read (Bayer/Carr/D'Errico). What was the
origin of this track? 

Finally, I'm not going to see Brian myself but could
somebody shout out "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" for me?

Thanks, Guy Lawrence

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Message: 2
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 14:09:57 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
   From: Paul Woods 
Subject: Partynoise

Richard said:

> And thinking of the Vibrations reminds me that
> somebody should do a compilation of records using fake
> audience/party noises as an effect, e.g. the Miracles'
> "I Gotta Dance (To Keep From Cryin')", Shirley Ellis's
> "The Nitty Gritty" and the CODs' "Michael". Any more?

Little Eva's "Lets start the party again"
Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans "Not too young to get
married" - well, crowd noise, at least - can't tell if
they've got wine glasses and cheese crackers in their
hands...  ;-)



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Message: 3
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 14:34:31 -0000
   From: "Andrew Simons" 
Subject: RE: Partynoise

> Miracles - "I Gotta Dance (To Keep From Cryin')"
> Shirley Ellis - "The Nitty Gritty" 
> COD - "Michael"
> Little Eva's "Lets start the party again"
> Bob B. Soxx & Blue Jeans "Not too young to get married"

The Tremeloes' "Here Comes My Baby" 
Nathaniel Mayer's "Going Back to the Village of Love"
promo copies of KC & the Sunshine Band's "To You Wanna Go
Party" (later cut by Ice-T)

Andrew Simons ("Cap'n Crunch" to PP)
British Library National Sound Archive 

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Message: 4
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 14:33:42 +0000
   From: Richard Havers 
Subject: re- Toni Wine, Carol Bayer


You asked.....

> Talking of Carol Bayer, does anyone know if it was
> her who co-wrote the Shadows Of Knight/American Breed
> classic "I'm Gonna Make You Mine"? The credits read
> (Bayer/Carr/D'Errico). What was the origin of this
> track?

Yes it is the Carole far as any more info is
concerned I am stumped.

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Message: 5
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 14:52:29 +0000
   From: Simon White 
Subject: Re: Partynoise

> > Miracles - "I Gotta Dance (To Keep From Cryin')"
> > Shirley Ellis - "The Nitty Gritty" 
> > COD - "Michael"
> > Little Eva's "Lets start the party again"
> > Bob B. Soxx & Blue Jeans "Not too young to get married"
> The Tremeloes' "Here Comes My Baby" 
> Nathaniel Mayer's "Going Back to the Village of Love"
> promo copies of KC & the Sunshine Band's "To You Wanna Go
> Party" (later cut by Ice-T)

How  about virtually everything by Gary U.S. Bonds ?

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Message: 6
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 12:11:05 -0500
   From: "David Feldman" 
Subject: Fake Party Songs

Richard Williams said:

> 2. The Vibrations' record was actually called "My Girl
> Sloopy": the title was changed for the McCoys' version.
> And thinking of the Vibrations reminds me that somebody
> should do a compilation of records using fake
> audience/party noises as an effect, e.g. the Miracles' "I
> Gotta Dance (To Keep From Cryin')", Shirley Ellis's "The
> Nitty Gritty" and the CODs' "Michael". Any more?

I love ALL of these.  How about "A Quarter to Three" and 
the wonderful intro to the Temptations' "I Can't Get Next 
To You?"

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Message: 7
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 18:34:30 -0000
   From: "John Lester" 
Subject: Re: Let's Have A Party

Party noises appear on:

Jr Walker and the all Stars - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
David and Jimmy Ruffin - Stand By Me 

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Message: 8
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 16:23:25 EST
   From: James Botticelli 
Subject: Re: Fake People Noises on Rekkids

The Premiers "Farmer John"
Swingin' Medallions "Double Shot of My Baby's Love"
Joe Tex "Skinny Legs & All"
Unifics "Court of Love"

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Message: 9
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 15:54:14 +0000
   From: simon white 
Subject: RE: Partynoise

Andrew Simons wrote:

> Nathaniel Mayer's "Going Back to the Village of Love"

Aha ! I recently had a copy of an album of this pass 
through my hands, and
"Party With The Pixies Three". [another contender ]

Did Mr Meyer do anything else in the 60's ?

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Message: 10
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 17:08:55 -0000
   From: Alan Ackerman 
Subject: Re: Toni Wine, Carol Bayer

--- In Spectropop, Guy Lawrence wrote:

> Talking of Carol Bayer, does
> anyone know if it was her who co-wrote the Shadows Of
> Knight/American Breed classic "I'm Gonna Make You Mine"?
> The credits read (Bayer/Carr/D'Errico). What was the
> origin of this track? 

According to BMI, "I'm Gonna Make You Mine" is credited
to Carole Jill Bayer, William A. Carr, and Carl D'Errico.
Carl co-wrote "It's My Life" with Roger Atkins, a hit for
the Animals.  BMI lists him as having written 59
published songs.  But for the Animals record, no other
hits.  William A. Carr is Billy Carr.  He is an ASCAP
writer.  In 1966, he wrote "Hold On Girl (Help Is On Its
Way)" for the Monkees.  His co-authors were Ben Raleigh
and Jack Keller.  (I found the sheet music in a Monkees
songbook.)  However, in the ASCAP database, the same song
is credited to Jamie Carr, along with Raleigh and Keller.

BMI lists 23 songs with the title "I'm Gonna Make You
Mine"; Tony Romeo wrote the familiar one done by Lou

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Message: 11
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 12:04:20 EST
   From: Brian Chidester 
Subject: Moses Lake and Brian Wilson in London


If you hear back anything from the people who put that
sight up, let me know. I was the person who FOUND the
Moses Lake about five years back.  I found two members,
each who had tapes.  I tipped a few reissue companies on
them, and made a proposal to do the research and liner
notes.  Nobody was interested in biting five years ago. 
But, they all knew where to get the tapes.  That would
really make me angry if someone swiped that out from
under me.  You know, I really only care that the stuff
gets out there, because I'd make, what, at most $300 for
a project that would take up a lot more time than is
monetarily worth it.  But, it is just the principle.  I'd
at least like to be involved or thanked in some way.  Let
me know, okay?

Vis-a-vie Brian Wilson playing in London, all I can tell
you is that there are going to be some major treats for
you all.  If the recent rehearsals are any indication! 
Don't miss it.  Wish I could make the trip across the


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Message: 12
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 21:47:03 -0000
   From: "Peter Lerner" 
Subject: Re: More Magic Lamp


I think the Carpenters may have got it wrong. Why?
Because Johnny Burnette, who produced one of the Magic
Lamp 45s in my possession, died in 1964.


"Harvey Williams" 

> 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....." 

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Message: 13
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 13:45:36 -0800 (PST)
   From: Bill Reed 
Subject: Carole King in Japan

The Feb. issue of a magazine I write for in Japan,
Record Collectors', has just hit the stands there and
will show up at most Little Tokyo US newstands in a
week or two. This month I interview Sam Phillips (next
month Joel Dorn, etc.), but of much more interest to
readers of this list---much more---is the fact that a
lot of this month's issue is given over to Carole
King. She is on the cover and inside there are more
than forty pages of King content, including a complete

Record Collectors'---and not because I write for
it---is (arguably) the best mass market music magazine
in the world. Too bad it's in Japanese, which I cannot
read OR write, and can barely speak. 

It is always useful to know what is being issued in
Japan, which as most of you know is of a mind-boggling
variety. This month RC's reviewers write about new
releases from everyone from Henry Threadgill to the
Pretty Things; Mabel Mercer to Teo Macero; Shocking
Blue; the Best of Flip Records; Carpenters; Paul
Williams, et al. Not at all like the record industry
food chain US mags with coverage devoted almost
exclusively to the latest in Kid Muzik, the Exploding
Toilets, Tavist D, etc. I have written for everyone
from Rolling Stone to the San Francisco Examiner. But
this is the one magazine I'm truly proud to be a
(small) part of. Ironically, I can't even read it. Of
course, sometimes I just can't stand it anymore and
throw myself on the mercy of one bi-lingual Japanese
friend or another. When you see a lengthy article on
Emmett Miller or collectors of 16" vitaphone discs,
it's just too hard to resist

This issue is indespensible for Carole King fans. And
basically pretty useful for most of us US monolingual
collectors. I used to buy it long before I worked for
it, because of the illustrations and hardcore
discographical information. 

If you are unable to find it on your nearest Nihongo
newstand let me know and I will supply you with an
ordering address.

Bill Reed

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Message: 14
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 14:38:17 -0500
   From: "Paul Payton" 
Subject: Bits & Pieces

Harvey Williams: Thank you for the corporate background
on Magic Lamp. With such firepower, one wonders why
they didn't storm the Top 40 charts. And Carol Kaye:
thank you for the background on Joe Osborn. One of the
reasons his group is so outstanding is having
first-person resources like you on it. And Mike
Rashkow: actually, I do think we're a pretty
intelligent bunch, now that you mention it!

James Botticelli: from my just-located dusty copy of
"HANG ON SLOOPY By THE McCOYS" [sic], Bang BLP-212:
"Arranged & conducted by Bassett Hand. "Recording
Engineers Eddie Smith, Gordy Clark & Stanley Weiss.
"Produced by Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein & Richard
Gottehrer for F. G. G. Productions." So FGG drove the
project from the beginning.

David Gordon: my favorite Illusion song - on Steed - is
"Together," which sounds like an electric hootennany
singalong wit' Lawn Guyland accents! It actually
charted, too.

Richard Williams writes: 
> somebody should do a compilation of records using fake
> audience/party noises as an effect, e.g. the Miracles'
> "I Gotta Dance (To Keep From Cryin')", Shirley Ellis's
> "The Nitty Gritty" and the CODs' "Michael". Any
> more?

My favorite fake crowd is an instrumental from 1961:
Armando Sciascia's "Tiger Twist." It came out in the US
on KC Records, owned by Nat King Cole (!), and was an
Italian big-band take on the twist with an
auditorium-sized crowd providing the fake cheering.
Among many DJ's, I remember Dan Ingram used it
frequently as a dead-roll going up to network news on
WABC New York. My favorite fake party: Swingin'
Medallions' "Double Shot of My Baby's Love" - which
inspired/fueled plenty of real parties (in my

Hot new band alert: The Slow Slushy Boys (really!),
"Make Mine Slushy," Wildebeest
Surf guitar, 60's Farfisa-style organ, rockin' drums &
bass, crisp production, all from a French band who
sings in English - mostly! Prime Spectropop track:
"Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" in the Bob B. Soxx arrangement,
sung in French - not quite a wall of sound, more like a
"fence of sound" - but it works. My favorite track is
an exquisite cover of an old (unknown to me) 5 Royales
song, "Take Me With You," that sounds like an 1962
soft-pop 45! They also cover the Ikettes' "I'm Blue."
This hasn't been out of the CD player since it arrived
two days ago. (Europeans: most of the CD is on Larsen
Recordz [France]; "Zip" is on Butterfly [Spain].)

Country Paul

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Message: 15
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 16:03:00 EST
   From: James Botticelli 
Subject: Re: No Good To Cry

> Many DJ's assumed "No Good To Cry" was done by a black group

Which it in fact ultimately was. Hopefully our British
Brethren can attest to the fine cover version by Jimmy
James & The Vagabonds on Atco. I have the single, every
bit as good as the Weeds original which WAS a cool and
strange masterpiece and a bit of a hit here in
Boston....kind of like but not at all identical to the
coolness and strangeness of The Forum's "The River Is

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Message: 16
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 09:22:24 -0600
   From: "Nick Archer" 
Subject: Re: Status Cymbal update and Kit Kats

I'm friends with Byron Warner, one of the three members
of the Status Cymbal. Years ago I bought him a copy of
the LP from Ernest Tubb' Record Shop. I called him the
other day and he still has it. He said he'll come by soon
and give me the whole group story. I'll post the details
when I get them.

On a totally different front, anyone else like the Kit
Kats' "Let's Get Lost On a Country Road" as much as I do?

Nick Archer
Nashville TN

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Message: 17
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 21:36:54 -0000
   From: "Peter Lerner" 
Subject: Re: Kenny Young/San Francisco Earthquake

Martin remembers that Kenny Young came to the UK:

> I seem to remember Mr Young came to live and work in
> England and Wales! in the 70's early 80's so would
> assume Rockfied record him. Personally I'll stick to his
> writing, arranging and producing for so many Girl Group
> classics!!

Kenny produced a 1969 album in the UK for Clodagh
Rodgers - Midnight Clodagh - sung on some of the tracks
and wrote most of them, including a couple of UK hits,
Biljo and Goodnight Midnight. Probably not Martin's cup
of tea but she did also sing a nice Jackie DeShannon
song on the album....


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Message: 18
   Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 06:59:33 +0900
   From: Rex Strother 
Subject: late 50s/early 60s obscure gals

Looking for some late 50s/early 60s obscure gals; if any
are on CD, please let me know?

Cindy Malone - Every Beat of My Heart (Capitol)
Sherry Lee - Count Ten / Unwritten Law (Rendezvous)
Yolanda and the Charmanes - Hootchy Cootchy Girl (Smash)
Long as I Have You or The Gold Cup - Nita Garfield (Warner)
One of These Days - Panda Berry (Challenger)

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Message: 19
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 21:29:55 +0000
   From: "Don Charles" 
Subject: Re: The Illusion

>  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)

That's Chuck ADLER who was a member of The Illusion. 
Maybe a different guy? The Illusion's chart singles were
"Did You See Her Eyes," "How Does It Feel?" (both
co-written by Jeff Barry), "Together," and "Let's Make
Each Other Happy."  There were only three Steed album
releases by the group:  THE ILLUSION, TOGETHER (AS A WAY
OF LIFE) and IF IT'S SO - although there may have been an
unreleased LP.

Don Charles

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Message: 20
   Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 07:13:32 +0900
   From: "Spectropop Administration" 
Subject: Janie Grant on the air Thursday January 17th!!!

Posted to the Spectropop Bulletin Board by Ronnie Allen

 on Mon, 14 Jan 2002 11:06:27 

One of my all-time records from the 60s or, for that
matter, ANY decade is the 1961 hit "Triangle," written
and recorded by Janie Grant. 

On December 6th of last year I had the privilege and
pleasure of doing a one-hour radio interview with Janie.

It was her first media interview in more than 38 years!!!

My interview show originated on radio station
WBCB-AM-1490 based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Its
signal is also heard on the Internet, accessible through
their website at 

I'm happy to say that I got a tremendous response to the
show. I discovered that there are MANY MANY Janie Grant
fans out all over the country and all over the WORLD who
appreciate her recordings as much as I do. 

Adding to the mystique was the fact that prior to
agreeing to do the interview show with me Janie Grant
had pretty much been a disappearing act for close to 40
years! There was NOTHING in the media about her
whereabouts and when she was mentioned at all it was
generally in the simple context of "She was the girl who
sang 'Triangle.'" Occasionally someone would mention her
other two chart hits, "Romeo" and "That Greasy Kid Stuff."

Because of the tremendous response to the original
December 6th broadcast I am pleased to announce that I
will be rebroadcasting my entire one-hour Janie Grant
interview which originally aired on Thursday, December
6th, 2001. 

Here are the details: 

Rebroadcast Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2002 
Rebroadcast Time: 9:00 PM E.S.T. 
Originating station: WBCB-1490-AM (Bucks County, PA) 
Internet Access: 

The rebroadcast of the interview will actually begin
promptly at 9:05 PM, immediately following the national

The interview features a surprise guest appearance by
Janie Grant's mentor: producer/singer/songwriter Gerry
Granahan. And apart from that the show is full of some
other surprises as well, not all of them planned! For
the sake of editorial accuracy all goofs from the
original show will still be there!!! 

Janie talked about several of her recordings, all of
which we played in their entirety in the following

"Roller Coaster" 
"Oh Johnny" 
"That Greasy Kid Stuff" 
"Tell Me Mama" 
"My Heart, Your Heart" 

Needless to say I'm grateful to the WBCB station
management for allowing me to do this rebroadcast. 

I hope that many of you reading this message
(particularly those of you who fondly remember Janie
Grant and her recordings) will tune in. 

In related developments ..... 

During the December 6th broadcast, in addition to Janie
Grant, I also did a two-hour live-by-phone interview
with Diane Renay. We played her two big hit singles from
1964 ("Navy Blue" and "Kiss Me Sailor") and many tracks
>from her brand new double-CD "Some Things Old And Some
Things New," which is available exclusively on Diane's
own website ... 

I am delighted to announce that on Monday, January 21st,
I will be rebroadcasting about half of the original
December 6th Diane Renay interview segments. And then,
on the same show, Diane Renay will join me once again as
a special guest live-by-phone and we'll play some tracks
>from her Double-CD that we skipped the first time around.

And -- as a BONUS -- we'll be giving away as prizes
copies of Diane's Double-CD "Some Tnings Old And Some
Things New" to some lucky listeners who call in at the
specified time. We have a toll-free number so anybody
listening on the Internet can participate in the Diane
Renay prize giveaway!!! 

I hope that those of you who have over the years enjoyed
Diane and her music can tune in. And by the way if you
haven't heard any of the songs from her Double-CD (which
covers 30 years of recordings!) you will be very
pleasantly surprised at what a talent this lady is.
"Navy Blue" and "Kiss Me, Sailor" don't even hint at how
GREAT she is!!! 

And finally ..... 

I'm planning a live-by-phone interview show with Shelby
Flint, the recording artist who sang the beautiful and
haunting hit "Angel On My Shoulder" back in 1960.
Another one of my all-time favorites. That interview
should take place either the end of this month or early
in February. 

[time zone converter:]

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Message: 21
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 17:35:43 EST
   From: Michael Rashkow 
Subject: Re: My Cousin?????

> Bob Rashkow wrote: 
> > The San Francisco Earthquake on Smash--is this only for
> > released recordings? Kenny Young & this group really are
> > far out
Will the real Bob Rashkow please stand up and contact me

Mike Rashkow

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Message: 22
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 14:18:05 -0500
   From: Alan Zweig 
Subject: Re: CD Towers

"Javed Jafri" wrote
>Ok here goes. Here is a comp I made for my car player:
>Superman--The Clique
>It Could Be We're In Love--The Cryan Shames
>Questions and Answers--Apples In Stereo
>Sausilito-Ohio Express

You offering copies?  
That sounds like my kind of comp, a combination of old
and new.  I liked the way you went from the Grassroots
to World Party.


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Message: 23
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 09:39:42 -0800
   From: Bryan 
Subject: Archies And Josie & The Pussycats news

Attention Don Charles!!

The Archies and Josie and the Pussycats Music Groups to
Be Launched for Recordings, Tours, Live Action and
Animated Television and Movies, Sponsorships and

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Archie Entertainment
Co-Chairman Michael Silberkleit, Lou Pearlman and
ZelnickMedia principal Strauss Zelnick today announced
the creation of a joint venture to launch real life music
groups based upon The Archies and Josie and the Pussycats
comic book character music groups of Archie
Entertainment's affiliate, Archie Comic Publications, Inc.

Over the years, the music sung by The Archies and Josie
and the Pussycats in their hit TV series, motion pictures
and musical recordings, including the song "Sugar, Sugar"
which was the number one song for 1969, was performed by
studio musicians. Under the terms of the agreement,
Archie Entertainment will license the venture to create
The Archies and Josie and the Pussycats as real life
music groups.

The venture will launch a nationwide talent search in
cities across the United States to discover members for
The Archies and Josie and the Pussycats music groups.
Following the search, the two groups will begin work
immediately on their debut albums and commence a rigorous
schedule of rehearsals in advance of touring.

Sponsorships, merchandising and commercial tie-ins will
be handled exclusively by the venture, as will other
ancillary activities involving the groups such as live
action and animated television specials and series, and
live action and animated theatrical and direct-to-video
motion pictures. The content of every activity involving
the groups will be subject to the approval of Archie
Entertainment, in order to preserve the wholesome
tradition of the beloved fictional Riverdale High School
teenagers first introduced in the 1940s.

Michael Silberkleit, Archie Entertainment said, "We are
very excited to see our characters, who have lived in the
imaginations of generations of readers, come to life as
members of singing groups that, with Lou's help, are sure
to be loved by kids, young and old, just like the
Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC."

"I am proud to be associated with ZelnickMedia and Archie
Entertainment. I hope to have as much fun developing
these projects as the public will have watching and
listening to them," said Lou Pearlman.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Archie
Entertainment and Lou Pearlman on this new endeavour,"
said Strauss Zelnick, ZelnickMedia. "The Archies and
Josie and the Pussycats have long and successful legacies
and the opportunity to work with Lou on this new venture
is exhilarating."

Archie Comic Publications Inc. launched Archie
Entertainment in September of 2001 under the direction of
Chuck Grimes in order to pursue an exciting array of new
family oriented entertainment projects. "This joint
venture is the first in a slate of new projects Archie
Entertainment will be launching during 2002 as Archie
Comics celebrates its diamond jubilee 60 year anniversary,"
said Richard Goldwater, Archie Entertainment Co-Chairman.
"Other Archie Entertainment projects in active
development are a Sabrina theatrical motion picture, an
Archie stage production, creation of online communities
for families as part of the ongoing enhancement of the
Archie Comics website (
regularly visited by millions of people.

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Message: 24
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 17:23:01 -0000
   From: "Erik  Meinen" 

Anyone interested in trading tapes or CD-R's? I'm
looking for recordings of obscure U.S. mid-late
60s/early 70s psych, pop-sike, magic pop etc. 45s.
Please no weak stuff & nothing that is already on
compilations out there! I have tons of 45s that I can
tape/burn for you. Here are some examples:

MARK RADICE: Wooden Girl
RIVER DEEP: Shelly, tell me why
DON & THE GOODTIMES: Colors of life
VOYAGE: One day
WE THE PEOPLE: Feelings of my emptiness
EDDIE HODGES: Shadows & reflections
SPRINGFIELD RIFLE: Left of nowhere
SATURDAYS PHOTOGRAPH: Summer never go away



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Message: 25
   Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 17:55:55 EST
   From: Michael Rashkow 
Subject: Re: Ersel Hickey

> Ersel Hickey, who did the original "Bluebirds Over
> The Mountain

Pretty big hit in Miami, FL when I was just a
schoolboy. Right about the same time as A Rose and A
Baby Ruth, George Hamilton IV, Hello Walls, Faron
Young and Since You've Gone, Ferlin Husky.....oh no,
God help us--he's gone country. 


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