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Spectropop - Digest Number 359

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There are 24 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 359:

      1. Diane Renay is under the weather & will NOT appear live tonight
           From: Ronnie Allen 
      2. Lost In Wonderland
           From: "Martin Roberts" 
      3. Concrete and Clay/Grace of My Heart
           From: Stewart Mason 
      4. Grace of My Heart
           From: "David Feldman" 
           From: Ron Buono 
      6. Re: Got my Mojo - and other stuff - workin'
           From: "Mike Arcidiacono" 
      7. The Mojo Men
           From: James Botticelli 
      8. music scene dvd
           From: Paul Richards 
      9. Here's Casey
           From: Dan Hughes 
     10. The legendary Casey Kasem story .... it's in the book!
           From: "Den Lindquist" 
     11. Re: Casey Kasem
           From: Billy G. Spradlin 
     12. Re: Casey and Buddy
           From: "Mike Arcidiacono" 
     13. BUDDY RICH
           From: Bill Reed 
     14. RE: Casey and Buddy
           From: Gregg Luvox 
     15. Re Casey and Buddy bloopers
           From: tymespan 
     16. Re: The Mojo Men
           From: "Guy Lawrence" 
     17. Re: Re-mixing
           From: "John Lester" 
     18. I HEAR you! I WILL give away a Diane Renay double-CD this evening after all!!!
           From: Ronnie Allen 
     19. Flint, Autumn, DJ's, Joys and jingles
           From: "Paul Payton" 
     20. Tipsy
           From: James Botticelli 
     21. Re: Grace of My Heart
           From: "Robert Conway" 
     22. Renay on WBCB
           From: James Botticelli 
     23. Any friend of Jeff's...
           From: "Spector Collector" 
     24. Town Etheric
           From: "Jake Tassell" 


Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 15:50:11 EST
   From: Ronnie Allen 
Subject: Diane Renay is under the weather and will NOT appear "live" tonight

To all Diane Renay fans .....

I just found out moments ago and am sorry to report that
Diane Renay is ill and will NOT be able to do the live
interview planned from 11 to Midnight E.S.T. this
evening which was planned as the second hour of a
two-hour radio interview show. 

She has promised do another live-by-phone appearance
when she is feeling better.

Instead of the original plan (running PORTIONS of the
December 6th interview followed by a live appearance by
December 6th interview.

The show will take place in the originally-planned
timeslot: 10 PM to Midnight E.S.T.

IMPORTANT: the CD giveaway which was scheduled for
Diane's live segment has been postponed until Diane is
able to appear again live-by-phone.  

Diane wants to be able to personally announce the names
of the prize winners.

All of you who have asked to made eligible will remain

I'm sure I speak for everyone here in the Spectropop
group in wishing Diane a most speedy recovery.

Ronnie Allen

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Message: 2
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 19:16:55 -0000
   From: "Martin Roberts" 
Subject: Lost In Wonderland

No, not Spectropop or Connie Stevens but Shelby Flint.
Ronnie Allen brought her name up a few digests ago with a
response by Country Paul and then? Nothing. I suppose a
bit like Janie Grant if you've bought a few of her
records you might think sweet voice but not for me. You'd
be wrong!

I sometimes think Valiant is my favourite record label,
more than enough dross but for every Patti Ferguson
there's two Debra Lewis', every Perry Botkin Inst. (sorry!)
there's The Safaris & The Reveres, every Dean Jones
there's two George Freeman's, (getting bored yet!) every
Donnie & Arnie there's five Barry & The Tamerlanes and
all these without name checking Dean & the Cannon Sisters,
Danny/Memories, Joys, Cascades, Red Coats etc, etc. All
these 45's on the first 'purple' series #6001-6062, a 
look at the writing and arranging credits should justify
taking a chance on a purchase. The second 'red' series
701-762 also had its share of gems..... For another day!

Back to Shelby, a lot folksy and some dare I say dull?
But some goodies, "Angel On My Shoulder", "Cast Your Fate
To The Wind", "Lonely Cinderella" (alright maybe a lot
are wimpy but pleasant!).

As for "Wonderland" I haven't waited to be asked it
should by now be on musica. Written by the Addrisi
Brothers and arranged by Perry Botkin Jr. (who arr. most
of the labels 'purple' output) it is the most gorgeous
2:18 of soft (meaning not harsh!!) Spector styled Pop.

Give it a listen and then start harassing Collectors
Choice Music-who seem to have the rights to all the
Warner Brothers Labels-with requests that they get there
act together and start compiling some real collectors


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Message: 3
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 14:05:21 -0700
   From: Stewart Mason 
Subject: Concrete and Clay/Grace of My Heart

Paul Payton says:
>Re: "Concrete & Clay" is song by Eddie Rambeau on
>Dynovoice, a Bob Crewe Production. (Although "Concrete and
>Clay" would make a good group name - heavy, stoned, but
>down to earth?!?)

is this the same song that was a UK hit for Unit 4+2? 
Great song.

>In it, there's a mention of the movie, "Grace of My
>Heart," a Brill Building story. I vaguely remember it
>coming out - and quickly going back in. Has anyone
>seen it? Is it any good?

I saw its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.  It's
not entirely historically accurate, so the saddos who get
annoyed by every picayune detail that's the least bit out
of place will be annoyed.  Normal people will probably
dig it, as there are some terrific performances by Ileana
Douglass (as, more or less, Carole King), Eric Stoltz (as,
basically, Gerry Goffin) and especially John Turturro (as,
sorta, Phil Spector), and it's a good story.  Indie fans
should keep a look out for Jeff and Steve McDonald (of
Redd Kross) and J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr) as the
pseudo-Beach Boys to Matt Dillon's quasi-Brian Wilson.


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Message: 4
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 12:53:51 -0500
   From: "David Feldman" 
Subject: Grace of My Heart


I highly recommend the movie, and especially the CD,
"Grace of My Heart."  I've never heard such a clever
group of faux-period rock songs.  The movie is uneven,
especially when the lead character (who is modeled after
Carole King) moves to Los Angeles and gets involved with
a Brian-Wilson-type.  But I can't imagine a
Spectropopper not, at the very least, being interested
in GOH.  But I'd wager most would enjoy it.  It's fun
spotting the archetypes for the characters, and most
aren't too subtle.  

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Message: 5
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 09:47:00 EST
   From: Ron Buono 

In a message dated 1/20/02, Spectropop writes:

> Surprised that it took so long for someone to mention the
> 2nd side of the First Shangri-Las LP 'Leader of the Pack'.
> Fake audience going gaga over a group that definitely
> wasn't live.  A sextet of early r'n'r covers with none of
> their hits!  How often would that have happened. 

I was also waiting for a mention of this obvious
phoney-live performance. Still, "Twist and Shout" DID get
quite a bit of air-play. I even have it on my jukebox, and
it's quite effective. my favorite line from this "LIVE"
session is when Mary and the girls are prompted by the
"crowd" to sing another encore, Mary responds with "OK,
but I don't know if my voice will hold out". A classic!

Ron Buono 

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Message: 6
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 10:44:30 -0500
   From: "Mike Arcidiacono" 
Subject: Re: Got my Mojo - and other stuff - workin'

> Speaking of Bob Crewe, anyone remember a song he produced
> for his brother, Tom, "C'mon Dream, C'mon" on Amy (I think)?
> Sounded a lot like Del Shannon.

Ha!!  I just pulled out the 45 after reading your message.
The 45 is on BELL records, with the black label. I
actually have a Promotional Copy of this!! It Does sound
a bit like Del Shannon, but in my opinion, its much more
like Eddie Rambeau's stuff, which makes sense since Bob
produced Eddie.

nice little record, tho'..


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Message: 7
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 12:35:31 EST
   From: James Botticelli 
Subject: The Mojo Men

In a message dated 1/20/02 javed jafri writes:

> The early Mojo Men sound was more in the garage rock 
> vein

1964's "Dance With Me" is primal garage....just found the
45 Saturday..JB

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Message: 8
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 15:18:36 -0000
   From: Paul Richards 
Subject: music scene dvd

Just purchased this great dvd with fantastic
performances from The Everlys [my favourite-Bowling
Green], Sergio Mendes [wichita lineman & yemele], Mama
Cass [new world coming] Cowsills [silver threads-not my
favourite of their's but great to see them] Neil Diamond
[Holly holy], Frankie Laine [v. camp] etc. The set
design is out of this world with revolving silver
spirals in bright colours, god what happened to pop
tv-it all looks & sounds so crap these days, I'm
embarassed by my generation. Blind & deaf most of them.
Thats got that off my chest. 

PS Has anyone ever seen The Free Design on TV, I know
they did Carson, Dick Cavett, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas,
Captain Kangaroo, Giant Step, Arthur Godfrey. 

Paul Richards

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Message: 9
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 07:42:31 -0600
   From: Dan Hughes 
Subject: Here's Casey

The infamous Casey Kasem Snuggles rant:


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Message: 10
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 10:20:19 -0500
   From: "Den Lindquist" 
Subject: The legendary Casey Kasem story .... it's in the book!

A footnote to this Casey conversation:

Being a radio guy, I've collected radio-related
"airchecks" over the years, and on the tape of the "dead
dog" story was appended a promo outtake where Casey
promotes his American Top Forty show for one of his
affiliates that aired in the wee hours (something like
2:00 AM, not sure of exact time). Casey's reaction to
being slotted into that hour of day was similiar to that
of the Snuggles debacle. I don't know whether this promo
was cut in the same time frame or not, but it was
definitely an eye-popper.

Casey could tell a story, though. I have a single he did
in 1964, called "Letter from Elena" (Warner Bros 5474),
in which he tells of a star-struck teenager who met the
Beatles after one of their concerts. It's Casey's
narrative voiced over George Martin's instrumentral "And
I Love Her" track.

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Message: 11
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 19:26:44 -0000
   From: Billy G. Spradlin 
Subject: Re: Casey Kasem

for a animated

shockwave version of the outakes. 
(PS: keep the kids away from the PC!)

I think Casey had a long day on the air. Has Dick Clark
ever blown his top like this? 


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Message: 12
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 10:49:47 -0500
   From: "Mike Arcidiacono" 
Subject: Re: Casey and Buddy

----- Original Message From: "Alan Zweig" 

> And something called The Buddy Tapes were even "released"
> on CD by an LA filmmaker by the name of Nick Bougas. Some
> of you groovy scenesters must have this.

Hey, if anyone here on Spectropop HAS this Cd, please
contact me. I'm REALLY interested in getting a copy of



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Message: 13
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 08:33:57 -0800 (PST)
   From: Bill Reed 

And something called The Buddy Tapes were even "released"
on CD by an LA filmmaker by the name of Nick Bougas. Some
of you groovy scenesters must have this.


The Buddy Tapes are on line ---BOTH AUDIO AND HARD COPY at

They are really something. Another great "Buddy's Final
Days" story has a doctor asking him on his deathbed:

D: Are you allergic to anything?

BR: Only country and western music.

And then let's not forget the time Dusty Springfield
decked him backstage at Basin Street East

Bill Reed

PS: Can someone tell me me why, when I go into the
Spectropop files, I just get that litle error-ish
green-blue-red icon and can't listen?

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Message: 14
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 07:45:26 -0800
   From: Gregg Luvox 
Subject: RE: Casey and Buddy

The infamous Buddy Rich tapes can be heard in RealAudio here:

Alan Zweig wrote:

>I liked the part of the article where towards the end of
>his life, Buddy told his manager that he was thinking of
>phoning everyone he'd been rude to in his life and his
>manager said "I hope you're not using a pay phone".

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Message: 15
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 11:55:55 EST
   From: tymespan 
Subject: Re Casey and Buddy bloopers

Many of these bloopers have been assembled on a series of
CDs called Celebrities At Their  Worst. Not sure of the
label but they should be available from Bomp Records,
Midnight Records & other mail order dealers

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Message: 16
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 22:38:18 -0000
   From: "Guy Lawrence" 
Subject: Re: The Mojo Men

James B. wrote

> 1964's "Dance With Me" is primal garage....just found the
> 45 Saturday..

Yeah and check out the way he quotes from "Alley Oop" 
on the fade!


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Message: 17
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 23:08:50 -0000
   From: "John Lester" 
Subject: Re: Re-mixing

Vincent...thank you....

Can I add........all those records you mentioned were
bought by me AT THE what you said certainly had
an effect on me....  OK you convinced me!  

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Message: 18
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 18:57:40 EST
   From: Ronnie Allen 
Subject: I HEAR you! I WILL give away a Diane Renay 
         double-CD this evening after all!!!

I've received several private e-mails from people here
in the Spectropop group and elsewhere in the past three
hours expressing concern that Diane Renay is ill but
also expressing disappointment at my announcement that
the CD giveaway was being postponed and that NO CDs
would be given away this evening.

The original plan, as you may know, was to draw TWO
winners from the names of all elibigle people and for
Diane to announce the names on the air.

In response to these e-mails I have decided that we will
be awarding (overall) THREE CDs instead of two! And one
of these will be awarded TONIGHT!

Between 11:30 and midnight E.S.T. THIS EVENING I will
pick a name out of the box and aware ONE CD to a lucky

Then, on the night when Diane is well-enough to do her
return live-by-phone appearance, I'll pick out two more
names and she will -- as originally planned -- announce
THOSE TWO winners.

If you are not ALREADY ELIGIBLE and would like a chance
to win Diane's double-CD on either tonight's show or the
postponed live-by-phone show please e-mail me privately
with the subject line of "Make Me Eligible". Make sure
you include your NAME (not just your e-mail address).
Mailing address is optional but if you include it NOW the
CDs may go out quicker if you are chosen as a winner.

Please note: multiple "Make Me Eligible" e-mails will
NOT increase your chances of winning. To be fair to
everyone I will only put each person's name into the box
only ONCE.

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Message: 19
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 18:18:02 -0500
   From: "Paul Payton" 
Subject: Flint, Autumn, DJ's, Joys and jingles

Ronnie Allen wrote: 
>  ..... I'm planning live-by-phones shows with Shelby
> Flint ("Angel On My Shoulder") and Dale and Grace ("I'm
> Leaving It Up To You").

In the words of Frank Zappa (from "Freak Out"), "YES, YES,

The Mojo (Men) thread puts me in mind of Autumn Records
in general. For a little label out of the NY-LA
mainstream, they had more than their share of hits and
long-lasting artists: Beau Brummels, Mojo Men, Vejtables,
and Bobby Freeman immediately come to mind. When I was
music-directing radio, a package from Autumn was always
opened first; they had a rep for "getting it" - and with
Donahue and Sly at the helm, it only made/makes sense.
Can someone direct me to a history/discography, please?

The Jaynetts discussion puts me in mind of two things:

1. The "Sally" piano hook has been sampled (or copied) as
the basis of an instrumental by a contemporary group (I
had the name once and lost it; Irwin Chusid uses it
occasionally as talk-over music on WFMU). It's just as
haunting and compelling as the original, but of course
different; and 2. A 1964 girl-group masterpiece which has
a similar feeling to me: The Joys, "I Still Love
Him"/instrumental of same, Valiant 6042 (writers: J.
Cole-J. Cross; am I right to assume Jerry Cole and Jimmie
Cross?); arr. Perry Potkin, Jr.; Prod. Vine St.
Productions & Garfield-Botkin Productions. Is there any
more to be known about this delightful obscurity or its
artist? Anyone want to share it? Obviously, the support
team is at the heart of the Spectropop scene....

Ken Levine: great jingles are great! PAMS in Dallas
probably did the best, and {insert name here - I wish I
could remember it] from Memphis may have done the most.
My all-time fave was (allegedly) jazz organist Jimmy
Smith doing an extended two-minute jingle for WABC in New
York (early 60's) with the first use of the Sonovox
(think "Frampton's "Do You Feel...") do sing the call
letters. It was a big-band production and some awesome
riffing over a slow but driving 6/8 beat. Somewhere in my
collection is a 15ips reel-to-reel copy which the late
Rick Sklar, then PD of WABC, gave me. Gotta get it dubbed
onto something "permanent!" I know jingles were the
Johnny Mann Singers' "day gig," and a prolific one at

Re: the Kasem and Welles stories: thank you all! Great
stuff!  In a related vein, I have a copy of voice-over
guy Ernie Anderson (ABC promos for "The Luuuuuuuuuuuuuv
Boat") blowing some horrendous promo copy and then
basically dumping monumental quantities of abuse and
obscenity on anyone and everyone in and out of the studio.
Then again, I'm glad I - or my enemies - don't have some
of my old tapes, either!

Incidentally, if anyone is into DJ airchecks and the like,
check out; Ed Brouder is one of the
leading collectors, and has great stuff there from the
rock era. (Tell him Country Paul from WDRC-FM sent you;
he's even got two of mine available! More luminous stars
obviously have many more.)

Last note re: Al Kooper (from me at least) - yes, he was
a monumental talent, matched only by his monumental ego.
Therein lies the problem. High highs, bottomless lows. As
the Band sang, "Take what you need and leave the rest."
(That Statue of "Kooperty" cover certainly didn't help
his career among folks I knew when it came out.)

Country Paul

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Message: 20
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 20:27:21 EST
   From: James Botticelli 
Subject: Tipsy

In a message dated 1/21/02 Spectropop writes:

> The "Sally" piano hook has been sampled (or copied) as
> the basis of an instrumental by a contemporary group

That would be Tipsy out of SF...also first group to sample
easy listening in the mid 90's...

Tell him JimmyB sent ya/no commercial interest in the
group, honest! 

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Message: 21
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 19:50:56 -0600
   From: "Robert Conway" 
Subject: Re: Grace of My Heart

>From: "David Feldman":

>I highly recommend the movie, and especially the CD,
>"Grace of My Heart."  I've never heard such a clever
>group of faux-period rock songs...I can't imagine a
>Spectropopper not, at the very least, being interested
>in GOH.  But I'd wager most would enjoy it. 

Superficial as it is, I enjoyed the movie so I bought the
CD and video (and recently the DVD). I really liked most
of the soundtrack but the female group, For Real, hands
down steals the spotlight.  One flaw: (two actually...why
can't the songs follow the same order as in the movie?)
What happened to the Bacharach-Costello penned "God Give
Me Strength"? and "Hey There"--both sung by Edna
Buxton/Illeana Douglas?

Bob Conway

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Message: 22
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 20:24:40 EST
   From: James Botticelli 
Subject: Renay on WBCB

In a message dated 1/21/02 Ronnie Allen writes:

> Between 11:30 and midnight E.S.T. THIS EVENING I will
> pick a name out of the box and award ONE CD to a lucky
> winner.

Gosh!  I feel like I'm 13 all over again!...Does it get
any better than this??  JB

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Message: 23
   Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 05:08:32 +0000
   From: "Spector Collector" 
Subject: Any friend of Jeff's...

I've just learned that a soundtrack CD to last year's PBS
bomb, the Jeff Barry tribute "Chapel of Love," is being
issued next week with a delightful bonus: Ronnie
Spector's version of "River Deep, Mountain High," which
she didn't perform on the broadcast or home video
versions. Her duet with Brian Wilson on "I Can Hear Music,"
which was broadcast, is also included, as is his solo "Be
My Baby." Although video production values on the special
sucked, no doubt contributing to the show's lack of
success as a fund-raiser, the performances, including
those by Dee Dee and her Crystals, were generally quite
good. The artist is listed as "Jeff Barry and Friends,"
and the label is Image Entertainment.

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Message: 24
   Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 14:52:51 +0000
   From: "Jake Tassell" 
Subject: Town Etheric

London subscribers might wish to find themselves in a
deaf and drunken reverie at my new club-night:-

Starts February the 16th.


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