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Spectropop - Digest Number 839

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                        Jamie LePage (1953-2002)


There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Re: Downtown vs. Strangers In The Night
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. Re: The Association
           From: Andrew Jones 
      3. Re: Fake Merseybeat
           From: John S. Weathers 
      4. Fake Beatles
           From: Stephen Braitman 
      5. Re: Paris Sisters
           From: Patrick Rands 
      6. Re: Johnny Madara & Dave White
           From: Lindsay Martin 
      7. Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop Update
           From: Martin Roberts 

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Message: 1 Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 10:07:30 +0100 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Re: Downtown vs. Strangers In The Night Simon White: > Honourable mention here for Frank Sinatra's version of "Downtown" > on the "Strangers In The Night" album... This track might sound cool when played back-to-back with Petula's stompalicious rendition of Sinatra's "Strangers In The Night" from her great "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love" album. Didn't she look great in that pink mac and cap? Doo be doo be doo, MICK PATRICK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 09:34:09 -0500 (EST) From: Andrew Jones Subject: Re: The Association Justin: Here's another Association fan right here. "Cherish" and "Windy" both helped define my musical tastes when I was a kid, and my vinyl copies of their albums were among my most-played. Of course, the "Just the Right Sound" package is great, but I'll be looking into the reissues of the original albums, for sure. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 10:26:50 -0500 From: John S. Weathers Subject: Re: Fake Merseybeat Antonio Vizcarra: > Aside from the lovable Liverpool Beats, the Manchesters, > the Mersey Beats, the Liverpool Lads, the Liverpool Kids, > the Buggs, etc. Are there any other American groups who > pretended to be from England and that tried to cash in > on the Merseybeat craze that swept America in 1964? I doubt they pretended to be from Liverpool, but the Chartbusters attempted to duplicate the Mersey sound in the summer of 1964 with "She's the One". -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 08:11:33 -0800 From: Stephen Braitman Subject: Fake Beatles One of my favorites is B. Brock & The Sultans, with an album on Crown in 1964 called, what else, "Do The Beetle." Incredibly cheesy cover of a pimple-faced "high school" group. Stephen -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 17:42:58 -0000 From: Patrick Rands Subject: Re: Paris Sisters The Paris Sisters' The Ugliest Girl in Town was a song of the week at my website, you can read what I wrote about it here: I don't really want to make a habit of re-posting songs, but this one is worth an exception because it gives me the chance to post the theme song version from the TV show which I guess is the Wall-o-bees. If someone knows otherwise please let me know. This alternate (original?) version was taken straight from a video, so I'm not sure if it was released. It should be noted that since writing about this song, I have seen an episode of The Ugliest Girl In Town and it is actually a lot of fun. Pretty goofy stuff, but a fun show. Sorry about the shortened file names, that's just so the email enables the link so you can click it. I don't have the other Paris Sisters song handy at the moment. :PatricK -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 07:41:49 +1000 From: Lindsay Martin Subject: Re: Johnny Madara & Dave White A couple of Australian connections: Johnny Farnham had his first big hit with a song by Madara-White-Gilmore, "Sadie The Cleaning Lady" (1968). It's that sort of jaunty singalong vaudeville-type whimsy that was unaccountably popular at the time, but what would I know: Sadie..." went to #1 in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide (still seeking those Brisbane charts!). As far as I can find out, the Aussies got this one straight from its American publisher, though it wouldn't surprise me to find that there is an earlier American version lurking somewhere. British band Finders Keepers from Wolverhampton also recorded it, also in 1968, and that's all I know. Earlier, in 1965 Ray Brown and the Whispers had a big hit here with another (superior) Madara - White song, "Pride", which they apparently found on a 1963 Billy J. Kramer album where it had been given its full title, "Pride (In Fact A Little Word)". Once again, any other known earlier versions? Lindsay -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 22:59:26 +0100 From: Martin Roberts Subject: Jack Nitzsche at Spectropop Update Surprise, surprise! Honey Ltd with their version of Louie Louie is the new Record of the Week at (The side WITH Lee Hazlewood's intro pleased for Phil M's sake and myself!) I would be interested to hear if any S'poppers have the LP or more details about the group. The choices for next week involve the rather better known Kathy Young battling it out with Joel Hill, both 45s from Jack Nitzsche's brief tenure at Monogram. Another chance to hear Jingle #6 (Broadway Theme) on the radio page, Martin -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------

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