PEPPERMINT TWIST

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Top of pageBottom of page   By dvdmike (68.72.172.64) on Sunday, August 24, 2003 - 01:40 pm:

This was one of my favorite twist records. I know that it was produced in NYC by ex-King A&R chief Henry Glover, but does anyone know what studio it was done in? Did Glover also do the arrangement? I'm sure somebody knows. Thanks.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Steve LItos (209.100.86.4) on Sunday, August 24, 2003 - 09:43 pm:

Mike,
I have no idea, but I think it's outta sight!
-Steve

Top of pageBottom of page   By Bong-Man (63.148.123.161) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 08:04 am:

I have the album. Joey Dee and the Starlighters from the Peppermint Lounge in NYC. White cover with a big candy-cane on it.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Randy Russi (169.139.180.100) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 08:47 am:

I have known Joey Dee quite a few years. He lives
in Florida on the Gulf Coast. When opportunity
permits I'll check with him. He did tell me he
went with Roulette Records because they promised
the quickest deal which is what he wanted to se-
cure with all the buzz going on.

Top of pageBottom of page   By The Count (69.14.112.184) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 09:35 am:

The Album,doin the twist at THE PEPPERMINT LOUNGE was recorded live at the PEPPERMINT LOUNGE.The Peppermint Twist pt.one and pt.two credits DEE GLOVER and Jon Ware Music Corp.-BMI
"COUNT"

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.148.15) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 10:58 am:

I remember seeing them perform at the Peppermint Lounge on 45th. Street between 6th. & 7th. Avenues, just a couple doors down from my regular hang-out with brother Sammy Ambrose at the Wagon Wheel. Fun days indeed! Joey stopped in to catch Sammy's show too.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Fury13 (209.69.165.10) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 11:04 am:

Joey Dee & the Starlighters were one hot band! "Peppermint Twist" was early '60s rock 'n' roll at its best!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 11:06 am:

Hey SoulSister,
When I was playing the Peppermint in 63 I used to stop in at the Wagon Wheel from time to time on my breaks. Can't remember who I would see there though. Maybe we crossed paths way back then.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Randy Russi (169.139.180.100) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 11:10 am:

Didn't Goldie & the Gingerbreads perform at
the Wagon Wheel during that era? Goldie being
Genya Ravan who went on to Ten Wheel Drive and
then solo and then produced Ronnie Spector in
1980--her LP "Siren" on the Polish label, part
owned by Genya.

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.13.31) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 11:23 am:

Randy.....
.....a while back, on a Rascals thread, there was some discussion about members of that band being a part of the Starlighters. Could you, through Joey (or maybe someone else has the answer) tell me who was in the band when "Live At....." was recorded?

Thank you
doug

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.148.15) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 11:26 am:

Ralph,
Thats really cool. My hangout time at the Wagon Wheel with Sammy and the band The Smith Brothers (formerly The Mascots, Ronnie Blanke's group before he joined as bassist for Johnny Maestro & Brooklyn Bridge) was from January 1966 to January of 1969 if my memory serves me right, definately whenever Sammy was appearing there which was quit often since they were the house band for awhile, esp. in 1967-68. What memories alot of people would stop in to catch Sammy's show (he was a little dynamo!) such as Tommy Hunt, Emile Griffith (boxer), B.J. Thomas, Hank Ballard, etc.. Tommy Hunt more because he & Sammy were friends. Both of those clubs like most in N.Y. were mob owned, all kinds of characters would come by. Then they had the Go-Go dancers with the skimpy fringe outfits shake dancing in cages. One used to be my roommate at the Jive Five crib. Those were both fun times and survival times too, the days of no sleep just hangin out all night long from mid-town to Harlem.
I better get back to work soon!
S.S.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 11:35 am:

Yeah S.S., the clubs were definitely " family " run businesses. They did treat us like kings though at the Peppermint. Gave us whatever we needed etc. Took me a while to figure out what was going on there. All in all you're right. Great times...no sleep..craziness. I think in about a 6 month stretch we had four nights off. Makes for honing the chops.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Randy Russi (169.139.180.100) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 12:17 pm:

douglasm,
I know that David Brigati was with Joey at
that time. He's with him now along with
Frankie Valli's brother. I am not sure
who else was with them. Eddie Brigati may
have been. Joey also told me that Jimi
Hendrix was in the Starlighters for a while.
Joey has a website.

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.13.31) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 12:40 pm:

Thanks Randy. I swear folks at this forum are some of the most knoledgable people I've ever run across.....

doug

Top of pageBottom of page   By The Count (69.14.112.184) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 12:41 pm:

HEY RALPH,kool gigs at the P.L.we (5IVE INVICTAS) also played there in 62,but what still gets me to this day is how the parents back then were (especialy the mothers)would call our music the devil music,and they would say,"yea this so kalled dance the twist is stupid" but each night at the PEPERMINT those same mothers were there doing what they hated seeing their children do,and was trying to be part of the inn krowd.
Women in their 30hrites or older and short skirts,bee-hive hair doo's,such hipo-krists.
But I sure was digging on them, more than the girls in the krowd. Many times I would see the wedding rings kome off and be sticking them in their purses.One nite I was hitting on one of these chicks and noticed her ring was on the wrong finger and I said,why are you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger,she said,"I MARRIED THE WRONG MAN".
What great times there and JOEY kould get those chicks going and in tears.
Not to many people remember a group trying to get booked at the Pepermint that was going by the name of,JOEY STARR and THE DEE-LITERS. Ever hear of them??

"COUNT"

Top of pageBottom of page   By dvdmike (68.72.173.206) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 05:07 pm:

Thanks folks, but the song was not a live recording and it was not done at the Peppermint Lounge, it was a studio recording. There were many good studios in NYC even in '61. Bell Sound was the top place in town, but there were a number of other studios this song could have been done at. Thank you again.


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