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There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this Digest Number 379:

      1. Skip & Flip redux
           From: "Paul Payton" 
      2. Re: The Rock Machine
           From: "Roger Kaye" 
      3. Shhh Here's a Trivia Tip
           From: "Javed Jafri" 
      4. RE: Juanita Banana
           From: "Phil Chapman" 
      5. RE: Superdupers
           From: Gregg Luvox 
      6. Re: The Peels
           From: Scott Swanson 
      7. Re: Needle Time
           From: "Frank" 
      8. Re:  Superdupers
           From: "Jeff Lemlich" 
      9. Re: Jerry Samuels
           From: Michael Rashkow 


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Message: 1
   Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2002 01:57:34 -0500
   From: "Paul Payton" 
Subject: Skip & Flip redux

Bryan wrote:
> "Alley Oop Cha Cha Cha"...[by] a made-up group called
> The Prehistorics, who were essentially Kim Fowley &
> Gary Paxton...who played guitar while Skip Battin
> played bass.

...thus marking a reunion (of sorts) of Skip and Flip
(Paxton), makers of "It Was I" and "Cherry Pie." BTW, you
probably know that Paxton eventually cleaned up his act
and became a major force in Christian music.

Andrew Simons wrote:
>  my faves are ...
> Banana-What a Crazy Fruit!
> Rusty Canyon with the Banana Boys
> Teenerama TE 1001-X

My gawd - I thought I was the only person who got stuck
with this particular lump of coal! :-)

Re: the Rock Machine, "My Name is Jack - John Simon" is
wonderful! Does anyone remember a song he did called "The
Wabe" (as in , "Twas brilling and the slithy toves gyred
and gimbled in the wabe")? What album was that on? Is it
available? Weren't both those tracks from a movie? I
forget the name....

Recommendation: if you haven't yet, check
http://www.dorahall.tvheaven.com
All kinds of fascinating

stuff here,organized by a true obsessive. Fascinating
link to a bio of arranger/producer for Dora Hall and many
others, H. B. Barnum (also the instrumental semi-hit
"Lost Love," Eldo, 1960 - same label as "Image of a Girl"
by the Safaris): his bio is as a member of a board of
directors for a hi-tech company!

Country Paul


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Message: 2
   Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 17:07:48 -0500
   From: "Roger Kaye" 
Subject: Re: The Rock Machine

>From: Richard Havers 

> Slightly....oh well, very off topic, but can any British
> Spectropopper tell me the track listings for The Rock
> Machine Turns You On and Rock machine I Love You.

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Richard,
Here's the track listings for them 

THE ROCK MACHINE TURNS YOU ON  (CBS PR 22)

Side A
1. I'll be Your Baby Tonight - Bob Dylan
2. Can't Be So Bad - Moby Grape
3. Fresh Garbage - Spirit
4. I won't Leave My Wooden Wife For You, Sugar
   - The United States of America
5. Time of the Season - The Zombies
6. Turn on a Friend - The Peanut Butter Conspiracy
7. Sisters of Mercy - Leonard Cohen

Side B
1. My Days are Numbered - Blood Sweat & Tears
2. Dolphin Smile - The Byrds
3. Scarborough Fair / Canticle - Simon & Garfunkel
4. Statesboro Blues - Taj Mahal
5. Killing Floor - The Electric Flag
6. Nobody's Got Any Money in the Summer - Roy Harper
7. Come Away Melinda - Tim Rose
8. Flames - Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera


ROCK MACHINE I LOVE YOU (CBS PR 26) 

Side A
1. More and More - Blood Sweat & Tears
2. Stoned Soul Picnic - Laura Nyro
3. Stop - Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper
4. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - The Byrds
5. Somebody to Love - Grace Slick & the Great Society
6. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major 2nd Movement 
   (from the lp Switched on Bach)
7. That's No Way To Say Goodbye - Leonard Cohen

Side B
1. America - Simon & Garfunkel
2. My Name is Jack - John Simon
3. See To Your Neighbor  - The Electric Flag
4. Excerpt from "The Tahiti" - Don Ellis & His Orchestra
5. Ball and Chain - Big Brother & the Holding Company
6. Time - Dino Valente
7. A Lot of Love - Taj Mahal


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Message: 3
   Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 20:35:19 -0500
   From: "Javed Jafri" 
Subject: Shhh Here's a Trivia Tip

Triva fans go to this site and check out the two questions.
The question and answer from last week as well as the
question from this week will interest list members. Please
no answers to this week's question on list. That would be
just plain wrong. List member Jeff Lemlich is listed as
one of the winners to last week's question. Congrats Jeff !

http://www.billboard.com/billboard/chartbeat/triviacorner.jsp


Javed


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Message: 4
   Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2002 02:26:02 -0000
   From: "Phil Chapman" 
Subject: RE: Juanita Banana

Lindsay:
>And (I'm nearly finished) "Juanita Banana" was apparently
>a much-covered song in non-English speaking countries.

Posted at musica a Spanish version from 1966 by 'Los 3
Sudamericanos' which fades with a hint of "La Donna e
Mobile". The sleeve is equally silly (in the photo area).

Los 3 Sudamericanos

Phil


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Message: 5
   Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 18:38:08 -0800
   From: Gregg Luvox 
Subject: RE: Superdupers

Well of course you know Lou Reed out of college, took a
job churning out original rock n roll tracks for this
company. They were strictly a budget label situated in a
warehouse space on Long Island near Lou's parent's home.
What was it, they'd have to complete 20 songs before
lunch? Eventually they thought they'd have a hit with one
called 'The Ostrich' (because Ostrich feathers were so
all the rage) and he put together a band to promote it
and the rest is shall we say ...

-----Original Message from: Peter McDonnell

> First posting for me: I have a record album I bought in a
> Sears tire shop in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. when I was
> maybe eight years old, which would be around 1967, and
> it's a collection of songs and instrumentals named for--
> or are about--popular comics and pop culture characters.
> There's no date on the sleeve or the label; the label
> bears a logo, "Design records": underneath the logo is
> written "Pickwick International, Inc." The address on
> back of the sleeve is Long Island City, 01 , New York. The
> credit on the label reads "The Super Record of Super
> Heroes Played by the Super Dupers"


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Message: 6
   Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 19:38:37 -0800
   From: Scott Swanson 
Subject: Re: The Peels

>And (I'm nearly finished) "Juanita Banana" was apparently
>a much- covered song in non-English speaking countries.

There was a version released around 1966 on France's
Barclay label.  It was credited (somewhat mysteriously)
to "The Hills".

I've never seen (or heard) a copy, so I can't comment any
further.

Regards,

Scott


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Message: 7
   Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2002 06:36:59 +0100
   From: "Frank" 
Subject: Re: Needle Time

Ian Slater" wrote:

> Perhaps I could start a debate by querying whether this
> gave UK artists a boost which contributed to the British
> Invasion?

I think there's no doubt about this.
Frank


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Message: 8
   Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 21:54:02 -0500
   From: "Jeff Lemlich" 
Subject: Re:  Superdupers

   Peter McDonnell wrote:
> it's a collection of songs and instrumentals
> named for-- or are about--popular comics and pop
> culture characters. Side one: 1.Batman & Robin 
> 2.The Phantom 3.The Shadow 4.Flash Gordon Side
> two: 1.March of Tarzan 2.Captain Marvel Jones
> 3.Mickey Mouse March 4.The Green Hornet

"Batman & Robin" was released as a single on Smash 2020,
under the name THE SPOTLIGHTS.  It was a hit here in
Miami, reaching #12 on WQAM and #13 on WFUN in February
1966.

> ...sounds dead on like Leon Russell on vocals. Of
> course when I bought it nobody knew who Leon
> Russell was...

You are correct!  The Spotlights single credits Leon
Russell as a co-writer and co-producer, along with Snuff
Garrett.  The flip of the Smash label single is an
instrumental called "Dayflower", which is a blatant
rip-off of the Beatles' "Day Tripper".

Jeff Lemlich


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Message: 9
   Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2002 17:32:30 EST
   From: Michael Rashkow 
Subject: Re: Jerry Samuels

In a message dated 2/6/2002, 
dan hughes wrote:
> I think They're Coming To Take Me Away was written by the
> artist, a NYC recording engineer named Jerry Samuels. 
> Had no idea he wrote anything else, much less a classic
> like Shelter of Your Arms!

When I knew him he was en engineer at Associated
Recording--THE businest demo place in NYC and also where
a lot of records came from.  They were the best at mono
to mono to mono to mono O.D's .  Also from that shop came
Warren Schatz. Good writer and producer.


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