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There are 25 messages in this issue of Spectropop.

Topics in this Digest Number 406:

      1. The Baby
           From: Richard Williams 
      2. Diane Renay interview show re-run is tonight (Friday March 8)
           From: Ronnie Allen 
      3. Flowerpot Men CD's help Needed
           From: Leonardo 
      4. Re: Elvis Costello vs Merseybeats
           From: Mark Frumento 
      5. Re: Trade Martin
           From: Simon White 
      6. Re: the girls on the beach
           From: Michael Edwards 
      7. Re: Bob Crewe Presents Dyno Voice CD
           From: "Robert Conway" 
      8. The Castels
           From: "Jeff Lemlich" 
      9. Re: The Baby
           From: Richard Havers 
     10. Re: Coral electric sitar (was The Baby)
           From: Jamie LePage 
     11. Take it Easy
           From: Simon White 
     12. Where the Boys Are
           From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
     13. STOP, LOOK, & LISTEN
           From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
     14. Re: The Baby
           From: "Jeffrey Mlinscek" 
     15. Re: Coral electric sitar (was The Baby)
           From: "Dave Swanson" 
     16. Re: Coral electric sitar (was The Baby)
           From: "Javed Jafri" 
     17. Re: Coral electric sitar
           From: "Nick Archer" 
     18. song lyrics
           From: Alan Gordon 
     19. Chip Taylor
           From: "Ken Levine" 
     20. Montanas 'You Got to be Loved'
           From: Paul Richards 
     21. Re: Tokens/Anders-Poncia/Warner Brothers
           From: Michael Coxe 
     22. Re: Castels/Castelles?
           From: "Jeffrey Glenn" 
     23. Al Gorgoni, P. F. Sloan and Donna Loren sites
           From: "Paul Payton" 
     24. Re: Coral electric sitar (was The Baby)
           From: Vincent Degiorgio 
     25. Re: Chip Taylor
           From: "Norman" 


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Message: 1
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 09:25:51 +0000
   From: Richard Williams 
Subject: The Baby

Every now and then a Spectropopper writers something that
makes it all worthwhile. Such a moment came today when
"Norman" mentioned the Hollies' "The Baby", written by
Chip Taylor and with a lead vocal by Michael Rickfors.
Not only (in my view) their best ever single, but primary
evidence that the presence of an electric sitar on a
record is an absolute guarantee of quality. Some examples,
just to start things off: Joe South's "Games People Play",
the Corner Boys' "Take It Easy, Soul Brother" and Pat
Metheny's "Last Train Home" . . .

Richard Williams


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Message: 2
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 05:58:25 EST
   From: Ronnie Allen 
Subject: Diane Renay interview show re-run is tonight (Friday March 8)

http://www.MPAKRADIO.com.

The show originally aired on February 13.

Ronnie Allen
 


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Message: 3
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 01:22:03 -0000
   From: Leonardo 
Subject: Flowerpot Men CD's help Needed

Hello,

I'm about to purchase a Flowerpot Men CD comp which is
the best out of the following two cd's.

1)Let's Go to san Francisco
2)Walk in The Sky.

Cheers
Uplandmod 


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Message: 4
   Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2002 19:43:14 -0000
   From: Mark Frumento 
Subject: Re: Elvis Costello vs Merseybeats

--- In Spectropop, John Clemente wrote:

> I've never heard The Merseybeats'
> version.  Can anyone who has heard Costello's version tell
> me if he's reasonably true to the original?

Costello's version of "Really Mystified" is very good and
true to the orginal version, if a tad bit faster than the
original. 

Have you ever heard the original demo/live version of
"Everyday I Write The Book"? I think its better than the
official, over produced version. The hooks are better
because its clearly a cop of the Merseybeats doing a
Bacharach/David song.  You get the impression that
Costello would loved to have been in a merseybeat band.

Costello also does the Merseybeats version of "Nighttime"
and another song that escapes my mind right now (a Smokey
Robinson song). Anyone who thinks Costello always got his
inspiration from original soul songs needs to hear the
Merseybeats. Get Happy is much more a British invasion
take on soul than anything else.


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Message: 5
   Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2002 08:46:46 +0000
   From: Simon White 
Subject: Re: Trade Martin

There's a great Trade Martin 45 - ' She Put The Hurt On
Me ' - Stallion 1003 which is an uptempo version of The
Shirelles  "You Could Be My Remedy '. Produced and
arranged by the man himself and written by Jimmy Roach
and Gary Klein . Did they write The Shirelles ?


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Message: 6
   Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2002 23:36:10 -0500
   From: Michael Edwards 
Subject: Re: the girls on the beach

----- Original Message from: "Alan Gordon" 

> I LOVE this movie...  I checked the amc site and they're
> "sorry. This program is not currently scheduled."  What's
> a boy to do???

You can get a copy of this video tape from The Video Beat.
The Link is:

http://www.thevideobeat.com/Teenager_Beach_Drugs.htm


Browse their titles. You may find some other items you
thought you couldn't get copies of.


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Message: 7
   Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2002 15:39:06 -0600
   From: "Robert Conway" 
Subject: Re: Bob Crewe Presents Dyno Voice CD

Two copies of this 2-CD set are are their way to me via
an overseas supplier.  I only need one...anybody who
still doesn't own it can contact me and I will gladly
part with the extra copy for my cost (CD and overseas
airmail postage).   -Bob Conway

-----Original Message from: Michael Edwards

>
> I tried to buy a copy of this double CD, A UK import on
> the Westside label (with tracks by the Toys, Eddie
> Rambeau, Mitch Ryder etc), from Disc Collector this
> afternoon. They told me it didn't come out. Does anyone
> know if it did? Could you please supply the catalog
> number? Thanks.


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Message: 8
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 01:44:57 -0500
   From: "Jeff Lemlich" 
Subject: The Castels

>   File        : /Castels - Rocky Ridges
>   Description : A-Side of Laurie 3444 from 1968 - is this
>   the same group that did "Sacred" and "So This Is Love"?

No, this is a band from Memphis, Tennessee, that recorded
this single in 1968.  It was first released on Solomon
1352 before being picked up by Laurie.  No connection
whatsoever between the two groups.

Jeff Lemlich


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Message: 9
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 13:01:25 +0000
   From: Richard Havers 
Subject: Re: The Baby

Richard Williams wrote:

> primary evidence that the presence of an electric sitar on a
> record is an absolute guarantee of quality. Some examples,
> just to start things off: Joe South's "Games People Play",
> the Corner Boys' "Take It Easy, Soul Brother" and Pat
> Metheny's "Last Train Home" . . .


Pat Metheny on Spectropop.....no we're talking!! Awesome
artist, Ravi-shing track.

Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours....is that an electric
sitar? It's quality without doubt.

Fifth Dimension's Another Day Another Heartache may
stretch your theory. 
Richard (although I love the 5th Dimension) Havers


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Message: 10
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 22:31:20 +0900
   From: Jamie LePage 
Subject: Re: Coral electric sitar (was The Baby)

On Fri, 08 Mar 2002 Richard Williams wrote:

> ...the Hollies' "The Baby"... [is] primary
> evidence that the presence of an electric sitar on a
> record is an absolute guarantee of quality. 

How funny! Yes, I too am quite fond of the electric sitar.
Two records that immediately come to mind:

Cry Like a Baby - Boxtops
Green Tambourine - Lemon Pipers

There was a huge Philadelphia hit thatused the electric
sitar quite effectively but I can't recall it right now.
It was in the early 70s if memory serves. Can anyone
solve this little riddle? It should be an obvious one.

Of course there are dozens of examples - I look forward to
reading more. Great idea for a thread, Richard! 

Vinnie Bell invented the instrument for Coral and recorded
an album "Pop Goes the Electric Sitar" (Decca DL-74938).
Check out this website for a cool article on Vinnie.
http://www.spaceagepop.com/bell.htm

Pop Goes the Electric Sitar - Vinnie Bell



Jamie


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Message: 11
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 13:45:00 +0000
   From: Simon White 
Subject: Take it Easy

Richard Williams wrote on 8/3/02 9:25 am:

> the Corner Boys' "Take It Easy, Soul Brother"


As a point of interest - or not depending on your
position - this is being used  in  a K.F.C. ad in the U.K.
at the moment !

Worthwhile enough for you , Richard ? ;-]


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Message: 12
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 01:50:37 EST
   From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
Subject: Where the Boys Are

The actor: George Hamilton, always tan.. basically playing
himself. WHAT a perfect movie to evoke an era...it had all
types of girls (good and bad) and boys (good and bad):
frat brats, hair hoppers, good kids, and the lot... this
movie paved the way for Annette, Frankie, Shelley, and
Deborah... and from what I can remember, it was considered
an "adult" film. OY!


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Message: 13
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 01:52:55 EST
   From: Jimmy Crescitelli 
Subject: STOP, LOOK, & LISTEN

Years ago I asked Mick if the three girls on the cover of
that CLASSIC Vinyl LP were a drag act... and he yelled at
me and said they were an actual girl group... the name of
whom I forget now. They did covers of standards, I believe,
in live shows...? Mick??  And, are they still around
(albeit older)?


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Message: 14
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 18:32:13 -0500
   From: "Jeffrey Mlinscek" 
Subject: Re: The Baby

>From: "Richard Williams" 

> just to start things off: Joe South's "Games People Play",
> the Corner Boys' "Take It Easy, Soul Brother" and Pat
> Metheny's "Last Train Home" . . .

Another one is "Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas

Jeff Mlinscek


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Message: 15
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 11:17:38 -0500
   From: "Dave Swanson" 
Subject: Re: Coral electric sitar (was The Baby)

-----Original Message from: Jamie LePage
> 
> I too am quite fond of the electric sitar.
> 
> Of course there are dozens of examples - I look forward to
> reading more. Great idea for a thread, Richard! 

The beauty of the sound of the electric sitar.  Let us not
forget Joe South and "Games People Play" and moving light
years away to the 80's/90's Swedish band Union Carbide
Productions and thier use of it in a more hard rock
context.  Many more as well....we'll think of them as we
go along here...


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Message: 16
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 09:28:02 -0500
   From: "Javed Jafri" 
Subject: Re: Coral electric sitar (was The Baby)

> > ...the Hollies' "The Baby"... [is] primary
> > evidence that the presence of an electric sitar on a
> > record is an absolute guarantee of quality. 
> 
> How funny! Yes, I too am quite fond of the electric sitar.
> Two records that immediately come to mind:
> 
> Cry Like a Baby - Boxtops
> Green Tambourine - Lemon Pipers
> 
> There was a huge Philadelphia hit that used the electric
> sitar quite effectively but I can't recall it right now.
> It was in the early 70s if memory serves. Can anyone
> solve this little riddle? It should be an obvious one.

Was it "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time" by the Delphonics?

Other hits featuring the electric sitar :

Turn Down Day--Cyrkle
Younger Girl---Critters
Hooked On A Feeling--BJ Thomas
Monterey--Eric Burdon and the Animals
It Aint Over Till Its Over--Lenny Kravitz
Do It Again--Steely Dan
Invitation To Cry--Magicians

There are quite a few others just can't think of them at
the moment. 

Javed

Coral Electric Sitar

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Message: 17
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 08:50:28 -0600
   From: "Nick Archer" 
Subject: Re: Coral electric sitar

How about "Games People Play" by Joe South, and "Hooked On
a Feeling", B.J. Thomas, "Six Man Band" the Association,

Wasn't there a Danelectro Sitar?

Nick Archer
Nashville, TN


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Message: 18
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 18:00:42 -0800
   From: Alan Gordon 
Subject: song lyrics

Bobby Lloyd Hicks wrote:

> Where are good web sources for song lyrics (and chords)?


Harmony Central: Guitar: Tablature
http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/tab.html

This site is linked to another site called Olga:  The
Online Guitar Archive.  It's got a nice search engine. 
It's fairly complete and has very good to kinda silly
chordal stuff for some of the songs.

The Harmony Central site is very nice too.

50's rock n'roll lyrics and chords
http://membres.lycos.fr/rockbox/
this oldies site is nice and fun, but lotsa wrong chords
and lyrics.

Home of the Golden Classics
http://www.theguitarguy.com/home.htm

this site is fantastic if you're a somewhat advanced
guitarist.  Very nice jazz changes.

Welcome to LandOfLyrics.com!
http://www.landoflyrics.com/
Lyrics... plain and simple.

Lyrics And Tunes
http://www.clinton.net/~sammy/lyric.htm

more lyrics.


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Message: 19
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 17:58:43 -0800
   From: "Ken Levine" 
Subject: Chip Taylor

 I just learned that Chip Taylor is Jon Voight's brother. 
Maybe that's common knowledge but I didn't know it.


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Message: 20
   Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2002 01:09:57 -0000
   From: Paul Richards 
Subject: Montanas 'You Got to be Loved'

Just got this CD from Tower, thanks for recommending it,
my new favourite is 'A Step in the Right Direction', total
mindblower, check it outttt,

Paul


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Message: 21
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 09:25:11 -0800
   From: Michael Coxe 
Subject: Re: Tokens/Anders-Poncia/Warner Brothers

>>...I was wondering about the Anders-Poncia
>>catalogue. I love my 2 CD Japanese set but it is clearly
>>incomplete and not of the highest sound quality. Anyone
>>know of plans to get some of that wonderful material out
>>to the masses? Certainly the Tradewinds album deserves to
>>be reissued if nothing else.
>
>Here's info the the state-of-the art Anders and Poncia CD.
>Their later W.B. LP remains unissued in Japan.

Just so it's clear, this cd is both the Tradewinds' 
"Excursions" and The Innocence's "The Innocence", plus
six excellent bonus cuts. It sounds just fine to me.
I bought mine via Amazon last year.

 - michael


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Message: 22
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 06:27:27 -0800
   From: "Jeffrey Glenn" 
Subject: Re: Castels/Castelles?

>From my Laurie 45's list a fellow Spectropopper asked if
the following 45 was by The Castelles that had hits with
"Sacred" and "So This Is Love."

Rocky Ridges (K. Davidson-G. Tatum) - The Castels, Laurie
3444: 1968, Produced by Stacy and Kenny Davidson

I've played it to musica so you can all hear it.  What do
you think - is it the same group?

Jeff


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Message: 23
   Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 18:26:36 -0500
   From: "Paul Payton" 
Subject: Al Gorgoni, P. F. Sloan and Donna Loren sites

To the person who asked who did the lead vocal on Studio
A's "Don't Forget About Me": I asked Al Gorgoni, who was
involved with the record, when I saw him today, but he
didn't remember. (We're talking about thousands of
sessions and over 35 years ago.)  But I did give him the
Spectropop URL, and he said he'd check out the site and
the discussion. Stay tuned....

Norman: thanks for the John Lione - um, Trade Martin -
info.

Javed wrote:

> The McCoys recorded the original version of ["sorrow"] 
> and it was a great one too.

It was a 45 and on the first Bang album as well.

Doug: fascinating P. F. Sloan site -
http://www2.gol.com/users/davidr/sloan/.
Thanks for the

URL! The discography mentions two singles, one on Aladdin
3461 (1959) as Flip Sloan, "Little Girl In The Cabin"/"All
I Want Is Loving" ("Little Girl" is on an Aladdin comp
>from 1994) and one on Mart 802 (1960), "If You Believe In
Me"/"She's My Girl." Anyone heard any of these sides?

BTW, there are some remarkable links from the Sloan site.
For example, http://www.adasa.com/60s/takes you to Donna Loren's 
fashion site for her swimwear company, and has several
pages on her in the 60's. (There's also a photo of her
now; she obviously looks different, but still looks good.)

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Message: 24
   Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2002 00:32:15 -0800
   From: Vincent Degiorgio 
Subject: Re: Coral electric sitar (was The Baby)

You Are Everything by the Stylistics goes on the list too.....

Vincent

On Friday, March 8, 2002, at 06:28 AM, Javed Jafri wrote:

>> Cry Like a Baby - Boxtops
>> Green Tambourine - Lemon Pipers
>>
>> There was a huge Philadelphia hit that used the electric
>> sitar quite effectively but I can't recall it right now.
>
> Was it "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time" by the Delphonics?
>
> Other hits featuring the electric sitar :
>
> Turn Down Day--Cyrkle
> Younger Girl---Critters
> Hooked On A Feeling--BJ Thomas
> Monterey--Eric Burdon and the Animals
> It Aint Over Till Its Over--Lenny Kravitz
> Do It Again--Steely Dan
> Invitation To Cry--Magicians


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Message: 25
   Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2002 20:57:02 +1030
   From: "Norman" 
Subject: Re: Chip Taylor

Ken Levine wrote:


> I just learned that Chip Taylor is Jon Voight's brother.
> Maybe that's common knowledge but I didn't know it.

I always thought it was common knowledge.  It is lost on
my nieces when I tell them that the bloke who wrote "Wild
Thing" is Angelina Jolie's uncle.

Incidentally, on "Somebody Shoot Out the Jukebox"  Chip
credits  'Home Tape Background Vocals' as being by Kelly
Voight and Kristian Voight. (Kids singing along with him
on "Dad's Club Sizzlers").

Chips real name is James Voight

Norman


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