01 November 2017

The Great American Rock 'n' Roll Songbook: Archie in the Studio, Part Six

Archie's
TOTALLY FAKE, FALSE AND PHONY
Studio Sessionography
2002-2033

ARCHIES RECORDING SESSIONS 6

Back in the 1960s and '70s, you'd often hear people yell: "Rock 'n'
Roll will never die!" It was easy to believe back then.  Not so
much today! Rock 'n' Roll's blood supply is in serious danger of
being cut off. Many if not most of today's young Rock musicians are
sorely deprived! No, not depraved (though some are that, too), but
DEPRIVED. They lack the proper grounding in Pop and Rock history. 

The music that inspires their craft usually dates back no more than 
25 years, if that! They've had little or no exposure to the sounds of 
the early and middle 20th century. What a sad state of affairs! If you 
don't know Rock in its golden era, and if you're unfamiliar with the 
Blues, Country, Gospel and Latin roots from which Rock grew . . . 
music upon which Punk, Alt-Rock, Reggaetón, Hip Hop/Rap, 
Electronica and all the other popular genres of today are based . . . 
then, sugar, you really don't know Rock at all!

ARCHIE ON BROADWAY

Before his death, the great Johnny Cash passed on to his daughter 
Roseanne Cash a very special list of vintage songs. On that list were 
essential compositions that he wanted kept in her performance repertoire, 
and they weren't just Country tunes; there were also Folk, Gospel and 
Blues numbers. Johnny firmly believed that, without access to the music's 
roots, true Country music would wither and die! It took a while, but 
Roseanne eventually came to share her dadddy's point of view. "You can't 
imagine us . . . Americans without these songs," she told National Public 
Radio's Terry Gross. "They are so important to us! You know, it would be 
a tragedy if they were just . . . archived somewhere, if they weren't still 
being performed."

THE ARCHIES SALUTE LAURA NYRO

Here at Pop Culture Cantina, we feel the same way as Johnny and
Roseanne Cash. A few months back, we decided to compile a similar
list. It's drawn from the classic Rock 'n' Roll canon, but more
specifically, from the vast record collection once owned by our
blogmaster, DC Hampton Jacobs. By no means is our list definitive!
In fact, most Rock historians and critics would no doubt take strong
exception to it. Ironically, that's probably what makes it so
essential. These titles are not weighted down by intellectual
snobbery, songwriter bias, major artist bias, genre exclusivity
or concern about a "coolness" factor. They're just solid Rock
and Roots Rock tunes, with most displaying the strong Latin rhythm
foundation that we consider essential to authentic Rock 'n' Roll.
Each one was chosen to fit into a specific part of our 
Archie fan art narrative.

ARCHIE WATCHES FROM A HOSPITAL BED

That narrative gives you access to this fabulous reference source.
One-hundred songs? Get real. That's just a drop in the bucket! What
about one-thousand? Our list is abso-f*cking-lutely HUGE! We don't
expect you to digest it all at once, though. You can sample it in six parts.
You're reading Part Six right now, and for the rest of the titles, just
scroll back through the five previous blog posts. 

WHOLE WORLD SHAKIN' LP DESIGN

 The Archie Sessionography is definitely 100% fake, but 99.9% of the 
songs it showcases are anything but.  We've filled our phony session logs 
with the best work songwriters like Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Neil 
Diamond, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Ron Dante, Toni Wine, 
Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Joe South, Buck Owens and 
Laura Nyro had to offer. This fanciful endeavor of ours doubles 
as an authentic song library that musicians can use to enrich 
and enliven their set lists. 

So, from Pop Culture Cantina to you, with much love: Our very own
version of the Great American Rock 'n Roll Songbook! Starring The (Pop)
Archies! No, we haven't provided links to song downloads, and that was
done on purpose. Half the fun is researching these musical treasures
for your damn self!

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING

Part Six:
A CHARITY CHART-TOPPER, A TRIBUTE TO
HABANERA ROCK ROYALTY, BELATED HITS
IN SOUTH ASIA AND A BUBBLEGUM
MOVIE SOUNDTRACK SIGN-OFF

HOLY FAMILY CHURCH

THE ARCHIES:
ARCHIE ANDREWS: Guitars
BETTY COOPER: Fiddle, Sax
JUGGY JONES: Drums, Percussion
KEVIN KELLER: Keyboards
RONI LODGE-ANDREWS: Guitars

2031

JANUARY 2031

SINGLES SESSIONS
(INSTRUMENTALS + VOCALS)
JANUARY 13 - 17, 2031
ARCHIE SOUND STUDIOS (ASS),
MAMARONECK, NEW YORK

Just Like Romeo + Juliet - Retro box set
Burnin' Desire - Retrospective LP
If We Both Hold On (overdub) - Retro box set
Just You - End Of A Century LP
THE ARCHIES
w/PORFIRIO "BABALÚ" TORRES, bass + percussion
Vocal Arrangers: VERONICA, BETTY COOPER, KEVIN KELLER
Arranger/Conductor: ARCHIE ANDREWS
Producers: THE ARCHIES w/ALAN MAYBERRY
Sound Engineer: YVONNE REMY
These are The Archies' first recordings for their
new label, Discos Fuentes. A solo lead by Betty is
overdubbed on the Archie Records single master of
"If We Both Hold On". The original version,
featuring Archie, Betty + Jughead, is retained in
the Archie/Republic archives. Yvonne Remy (born
Remy-Yvonne Mayberry) is the daughter of Alan
M and Alexandra Cabot; she will follow her parents
into the music industry and become chief
engineer for Witch Queen Studios in 2033.

WEDDING BELL BLUES

ALBUM SESSIONS
(INSTRUMENTALS + VOCALS)
FEBRUARY 2031
ARCHIE SOUND STUDIOS (ASS),
MAMARONECK, NEW YORK

I'll Remember You (underdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP reissue
Tonight (underdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP reissue
The Reason For Living (underdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP reissue
Walkin' In The Rain - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
Some Enchanted Evening (underdub) 
- The Grass Will Sing For You LP reissue
He Cried (underdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP reissue
THE ARCHIES
w/NANTZI SAROYAN, bass
Vocal Arrangers: VERONICA, KEVIN KELLER
Arranger/Conductor: ARCHIE ANDREWS
Producers: VERONICA w/BLUE-EYED SOUL
Sound Engineer: ALAN MAYBERRY
The Archies' final studio album will be a tribute
to the legendary '60s vocal group Jay + The Americans.
All tracks recorded at these sessions feature lead
vocals by Kevin Keller except "Some Enchanted Evening",
for which ensemble lead vocals will be dubbed later
and "He Cried", sung by Veronica. Session bassist
Nantzi Saroyan is the daughter of Nurmeen Saroyan,
a member of the now-disbanded girl group The Vixens.
Betty (by now divorced from Jughead) will not attend
these dates.

CALIFORNIA SHOESHINE BOYS

ALBUM SESSIONS
(INSTRUMENTALS + VOCALS)
FEBRUARY 2031
FALCON STUDIOS (formerly STUDIO BRISEÑO),
EL PASO, TEXAS

Solitary Man - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
Sunday And Me - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
Come A Little Bit Closer - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
Cara, Mia - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
REGGIE MANTLE
w/MARIACHI LOWRIDER
w/OLGA SAN QUENTÌN, guitar + backing vocals
w/GARCY BRISEÑO, backing vocals
Vocal Arranger: REGGIE MANTLE
Arranger/Producer: DILTON DOILEY BRISEÑO
Conductor: HARVEY SCHWARTZ
Sound Engineer: HUSSEIN HABAKKUK
At Reggie's insistence, these solo tracks will appear
without group overdubs on The Archies' final studio
album. Technically, Dilton's daughter Garcy Briseño
is the only future member of The New Archies who will
sing on an Archies album; she's only 14 years old at
this time. Sabrina "Bree" Spellman will found that
successor band six years hence.

GRASS WILL SING SESSIONS 1

SINGLES SESSIONS
(INSTRUMENTALS + VOCALS)
MARCH 7 - 10, 2031
ARCHIE SOUND STUDIOS (ASS),
MAMARONECK, NEW YORK

Girl! - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
Only In America (underdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP reissue
Come Dance With Me - single, The Grass Will Sing For You LP
Strangers Tomorrow (underdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP reissue
Livin' Above Your Head (underdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP reissue
The Grass Will Sing For You (underdub) - End Of A Century LP
THE ARCHIES
w/NANTZI SAROYAN, bass
Vocal Arrangers: VERONICA, KEVIN KELLER
Arranger/Conductor: ARCHIE ANDREWS
Producers: VERONICA w/BLUE-EYED SOUL
Sound Engineer: ALAN MAYBERRY
"Strangers Tomorrow", led by Kevin Keller, and
"Come Dance With Me" featuring Jughead's lead,
will be the Fuentes singles. However, the Republic
USA label (which ironically markets Archies product
everywhere but North America, South America and Africa)
will choose "Girl!" as the single and score a much bigger
hit. The underdubs of "Only In America" and "Livin' Above
Your Head" feature "scratch" vocals by Kelly; other
group members will cut the final leads. Betty does not
attend these sessions.

BETTY, ARCHIE, JUGGY + RONI

ALBUM SESSIONS
(INSTRUMENTALS + VOCALS)
MARCH/APRIL 2031
ARCHIE SOUND STUDIOS (ASS),
MAMARONECK, NEW YORK

Drums! - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
My Turn To Cry - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
Let's Lock The Door (underdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP reissue
When You Dance - single flipside, The Grass Will Sing For You LP
Through This Doorway (underdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP reissue
She Doesn't Know it - single flipside (South Africa),
Whole World Shakin' LP
THE ARCHIES
w/FRANKIE VÁLDEZ, bass
Vocal Arrangers: VERONICA, KEVIN KELLER
Arranger/Conductor: ARCHIE ANDREWS
Producers: VERONICA w/BLUE-EYED SOUL
Sound Engineer: ALAN MAYBERRY
Jughead sings lead on all tracks cut at these dates,
but his performance on "Let's Lock The Door" will end
up being a "scratch" vocal. Betty is not present.

KELLY, TREVOR + REGGIE

ALBUM SESSION
(INSTRUMENTALS + VOCALS)
APRIL 28, 2031
ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS,
LONDON, ENGLAND

Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do! (underdub) 
- The Grass Will Sing For You LP reissue
Gonna Build A Mountain (underdub) 
- The Grass Will Sing For You LP reissue
TREVOR SMITH
w/THE NICODEMUS JAZZ TRIO
Arranger/Conductor: JUSTIN STRICKLAND
Producer: TREVOR SMITH
Sound Engineer: LAKSHMI SHUTTLESWORTH
This pair of jazzy tracks will be Trevor Smith's only
contribution to The Archies' farewell album . . . or
so he thinks!

GRASS WILL SING SESSIONS 2

ALBUM SESSIONS
(INSTRUMENTALS + VOCALS)
MAY 2031
ARCHIE SOUND STUDIOS (ASS),
MAMARONECK, NEW YORK

Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do! (overdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
Gonna Build A Mountain (overdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
Stop The Clock! - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
This Is It - (underdub) single flipside (Mèxico)
If You Were Mine - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
Why Can't You Bring Me Home? (underdub) - unreleased
When It's All Over (underdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You reissue LP
Cryin' (underdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You reissue LP
THE ARCHIES
w/NANTZI SAROYAN, bass
Vocal Arrangers: VERONICA, KEVIN KELLER
Arranger/Conductor: ARCHIE ANDREWS
Producers: VERONICA w/BLUE-EYED SOUL
Sound Engineer: ALAN MAYBERRY
Kevin Keller sings lead on all the tracks listed except
"Stop The Clock" (a duet for Archie and Veronica) and the
overdubs. Kelly's lead on "Why Can't You Bring Me Home?"
is a "scratch" vocal that will later be overdubbed by
Betty Cooper. Betty is not in attendance.

ONLY IN AMERICA

ALBUM SESSIONS
(INSTRUMENTALS + VOCALS)
MAY 17 - 18, 2031
DISCOS FUENTES,
MEDALLÌN, COLOMBIA

Only In America (overdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
Let's Lock The Door (overdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
ARCHIE ANDREWS/REGGIE MANTLE/
TREVOR SMITH
w/RALFI CHINGAS, trumpet
w/LOS CHINGONES FABULOSOS, percussion
w/NERO the DOG, backing vocals
Arranger/Conductor: RALFI CHINGAS
Producer: JONNIEMAE
Sound Engineer: EDDIE ROXCHILD
Archie, Reggie and Trevor will fly to Medallín for
this two-day session. It's scheduled after Archie
objects to Reggie and Trevor cutting what amount to
solo tracks for inclusion on an Archies album! The
solo performances will remain in the track list, but
these trio recordings are included as a last-minute
compromise to appease Archie.

THE FLIM FLAM MAN

ALBUM SESSIONS
(INSTRUMENTALS + VOCALS)
JUNE 2031
ARCHIE SOUND STUDIOS (ASS),
MAMARONECK, NEW YORK

You Ain't As Hip As All That, Baby! - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
This Magic Moment - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
Why Can't You Bring Me Home? (overdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
Livin' Above Your Head (1st overdub) 
- The Grass Will Sing For You reissue LP
THE ARCHIES
w/PORFIRIO "BABALÚ" TORRES, bass
w/LONG TALL WISDOM, steel guitar
Vocal Arranger: BETTY COOPER
Arranger/Conductor: ARCHIE ANDREWS
Producers: BLUE-EYED SOUL
Sound Engineer: ALAN MAYBERRY
Like Reggie and Trevor, Betty Cooper will want to cut her 
vocals at a separate location. However, Archie's strenuous objections 
will change her mind.  Babe will agree to travel to Mamaroneck with
her second husband, Anderson Cooper, for live-in-the-studio 
tracking sessions. Though disgruntled at first, Betty will later concede 
that recording with the group again was the right decision.  She sings 
magnificent leads on all the songs listed! Veronica, who has always 
despised Betty's famous husband (and the feeling is mutual), will 
choose not to attend.

FOX PRINTEMPS WITH MARIACHI LOWRIDER

ALBUM SESSIONS
(INSTRUMENTALS + BACKING VOCALS)
JUNE 27 - 29, 2031
SYMPHONY HALL, 
RIVERDALE, NEW YORK

I'LL REMEMBER YOU (overdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
TONIGHT (overdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
THE REASON FOR LIVING (overdub) 
- The Grass Will Sing For You LP
SOME ENCHANTED EVENING (overdub) 
- The Grass Will Sing For You LP
HE CRIED (overdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
LIVIN' ABOVE YOUR HEAD (2nd overdub) 
- The Grass Will Sing For You LP
STRANGERS TOMORROW (overdub) 
- single, The Grass Will Sing For You LP
THE GRASS WILL SING FOR YOU (overdub) 
- single flipside, The Grass Will Sing For You LP
THROUGH THIS DOORWAY (overdub) 
- The Grass Will Sing For You LP
WHEN IT'S ALL OVER (overdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
CRYIN' (overdub) - The Grass Will Sing For You LP
THIS IS IT (overdub) - Whole World Shakin' LP
THE ARCHIES
w/RIVERDALE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
w/RIVERDALE ROCK CHORALE
w/HARVEY "FOOLKILLER" SCHWARTZ, vihuela
w/JULIAN "BUTCHER KNIFE" BETANCOURT, accordion
w/BONIFACIO "LECHÓN" IRRIZARRY, fiddle
w/PORFIRIO "BABALÚ" TORRES, guitarrón
Arranger: ARCHIE ANDREWS
Conductor: FOX PRINTEMPS
Producer: VERONICA
Sound Engineer: ALAN MAYBERRY
These are choral + orchestral overdubs for masters
cut at Archie Sound Studios. Although this is officially
a session for backing vocals, The Archies record their ensemble
lead vocal for "Some Enchanted Evening" live. After completing 
their performance in one mind-blowing take, Archie, Betty, Veronica,
Juggy and Kelly receive a standing ovation from the assembled
singers and musicians! Foolkiller, Butcher Knife, Lechón and
former Reggaetón star Babalú are members of Mariachi Lowrider.
The Rock Chorale is made up of students from Riverdale Music
Academy, an elite school that Archie and Veronica founded in
2017. Fox Printemps is an Academy honor student whom The Archies
invite to work with them on their final projects. Babe is so
thrilled, she wets her pants while conducting the symphony!

INTRODUCING YVONNE REMY

REMIX SESSIONS
JULY 17 - 22, 2031
THE ANNEX
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

Only In America - Only In America EP
Let's Lock The Door - Only In America EP
I Miss You When I Kiss You - Whole World Shakin' LP
Come A Little Bit Closer - Only In America EP
Cara Mia - Only In America EP
Somebody's Gonna Cry - Whole World Shakin' LP
THE ARCHIES
w/RALFI CHINGAS, percussion
Remix Producer: ALAN MAYBERRY
Sound Engineer: YVONNE REMY
These versions of "Only In America', "Let's Lock
The Door", "I Miss You When I Kiss You" and "Somebody's
Gonna Cry" are technically not Archies recordings. They
are demos produced in Medallìn, Colombia on May 17, 2031;
no group members except Archie, Reggie and Trevor are
involved. What's more, the latter two songs will never be
recorded by the full band. Alan M prefers these demos to
the album versions; he convinces Archie and Veronica to
let him remix them for the ONLY IN AMERICA dance EP. It
will be the most successful domestic single culled from
the new album.

2032

ARCHIE SUPERSTAR DESIGN

ALBUM SESSIONS
(INSTRUMENTALS + VOCALS)
SEPTEMBER 5 - 7, 2032
EMPRESS AUDIO, 
NEW DEHLI, (DEHLI) INDIA

A-R-C-H-I-E ("Archie Comedy Hour" Theme)(in Tamil)
- Archie Superstar LP (India)
Mister Five x Five (in Kashmiri)
- Archie Superstar LP (India)
Get Off My Cloud! (in Urdu)
- Archie Superstar LP (India)
Girl! (in Bengali)
- single, Archie Superstar LP (India)
Rascals Medley (in Hindi):
Lonely Too Long/A Beautiful Morning/
Groovin'/How Can I Be Sure?/
People Got To Be Free!
- Archie Superstar LP (India)
Love Her! (in Punjabi)- Archie Superstar LP (India)
THE ARCHIES
w/TONI TOPAZ, guest vocals + bass
w/BARCLAY SINGH, keyboards
w/THEEDA MAHARAJ, sitar
w/BOLLYWOOD BEAT BOX, percussion
Arranger/Producer: BARCLAY SINGH
Sound Engineer: ROY SPENTZOS
The Archies schedule these sessions when their
Farewell World Tour stops in India; while she
appears on stage with the band, Toni Topaz is
not yet a full-fledged member.  After "Sugar, Sugar" 
in 1989, there were no major Archies hits in India for 40
years! The 2033 compilation ARCHIE SUPERSTAR will
change that in a big way: Not only will the single
(overdubbed in Bengali) and album (featuring tracks
in nine languages) land in the South Asian Top Ten,
but the band's back catalog will spring to life as
well. JEFF + ELLIE SONGBOOK, HITS OF THE SIXTIES and
both volumes of ARCHIE COUNTRY belatedly win Indian
Gold Records, and even the failed Jazz album JUMP BACK,
HONEY! charts high. This is a very early manifestation
of Archiemania, which won't reach full bloom until the
2070s.  The ARCHIE SUPERSTAR recordings
belong to Republic USA and will go into the Archie
Records archives. 

ARCHIE SUPERSTAR POSTER

SINGLES SESSION
(INSTRUMENTAL + VOCALS)
NOVEMBER 14, 2032
HANSA STUDIOS, BERLIN, GERMANY

Voodoo Doll - Retro box set
Voodoo Doll in German - Archie Around The World
THE ARCHIES
w/TONI TOPAZ, backing vocals + bass
w/COCHINADA BROTHERS, backing vocals + percussion
Vocal Arranger: KEVIN KELLER
Arranger: ARCHIE ANDREWS
Conductor: FOX PRINTEMPS
Producer: MAD MAX
Engineer: MAUD INGLATERRA
The Cochinada Brothers will perform backing vocals at
The Archies' farewell concerts. This date takes place
two-thirds of the way into the tour; it becomes notorious 
due to the eccentric, offensive and sometimes frightening
studio behavior of producer Max Manischevitz!  Among other
outrageous things, Max exposes himself to Betty and Veronica
 . . . the German version of "Voodoo Doll" is used as the theme 
song for Radio Luxembourg's "Midnight Voodoo" radio program;
Kevin Keller sings lead on both versions, and Toni
Topaz is prominent on background harmony. Neither
Reggie nor Trevor attend this session which, like
the New Dehli dates, is destined for the Archie/
Republic USA archives.

WHOLE WORLD SHAKIN'

SINGLES SESSIONS
(INSTRUMENTALS + VOCALS)
DECEMBER 27 - 30, 2032
FALCON STUDIOS, EL PASO, TEXAS
ARCHIE SOUND STUDIOS (ASS), 
MAMARONECK, NEW YORK

Whole World Shakin' (overdub) - Retro box set
I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight? - Retro box set
Town Of Lonely Hearts - Retro box set
Good Lovin' Man - End Of A Century LP
THE ARCHIES
w/MARIACHI LOWRIDER
w/RIVERDALE ROCK CHORALE
Vocal Arranger: REGGIE MANTLE
Arranger: DILTON DOILEY BRISEÑO
Conductors:
HARVEY "FOOLKILLER" SCHWARTZ + FOX PRINTEMPS
Producers: 
THE ARCHIES w/ALAN MAYBERRY
+ DILTON DOILEY BRISEÑO
Sound Engineers: 
HUSSEIN HABBAKUK, ALAN MAYBERRY
These bi-coastal recording sessions are held
simultaneously in El Paso (Dilton with Betty,
Reggie and Trevor) and Mamaroneck (Alan M
with the rest of the group). Trevor Smith leads
the first two selections and Reggie Mantle
takes over on the last two. The new vocal on
"Whole World Shakin'" has Trev singing solo,
but his original duet with Archie is retained
in the Archie archives. Reg will argue that
"Good Lovin' Man" is the most commercial side,
and dude feels vindicated when Discos Fuentes
rejects "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight?" for
single release. In the year 2039, he'll get the
group's permission to overdub Spanish vocals.
Credited to GINO EL HUAPANGUERO con LOS 
ARCHIES, "Mea Culpa/Good Lovin' Man" will score a 
Pan-American solo hit for him. His original English vocal
won't be heard until 2088.

2033

BETTY, TONI AND JUGGY

SINGLES SESSIONS
(VOCALS)
MAY 10 - 12, 2033
ARCHIE SOUND STUDIOS (ASS),
MAMARONECK, NEW YORK

What I Like About You! (overdub) - Retro box set
Go All The Way (overdub) - Big Noise From Riverdale box set
One Of The Living (overdub) - End Of A Century LP
Archie On Broadway (overdub) - Archie On Broadway EP
THE ARCHIES
Vocal Arrangers: 
VERONICA, KEVIN KELLER, BETTY COOPER
Arranger: ARCHIE ANDREWS
Conductor: FOX PRINTEMPS
Producers: THE ARCHIES w/ALAN MAYBERRY
Sound Engineer: ALAN MAYBERRY
The completion of four unfinished Archie Records tracks,
first laid down at Ocean Way Studios in September 2007.
Kevin Keller takes the lead on the first two titles, and
Toni Topaz (now an official member of the band) holds forth
on the remaining sides. Recorded strictly for the archives,
none of these songs are slated for release as a single. This
is The Archies' last official recording session!

THE ARCHIES @ AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

REMIX SESSIONS
"ARCHIE UNPLUGGED"
"FOREVER LAURA NYRO"
TV SPECIAL SOUNDTRACK MUSIC
ARCHIE AMERICANA PRODUCTIONS
JUNE 11 - 15, 2033
THE ANNEX,
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

Everything's Archie!
Building With A Steeple
Neil Diamond Demo Medley:
Cherry, Cherry/You Got To Me/
Someday, Baby/I'm A Believer
River-Deep, Mountain-High
Love Of The Common People
Everybody
Soul Deep Ska
Throw Down A Line
When You Walk In The Room
Sugar, Sugar
Girl!
Mother + Child Reunion
Believe What You Say
A La Linea/Get On The Line
Barry Gibb Medley:
More Than A Woman/Fanny Be Tender/
Nights On Broadway/To Love Somebody
Chains
Seventeen Ain't Young
Eli's Comin' - Fury In My Soul LP (Asia)*
California Shoeshine Boys - Fury In My Soul LP (Asia)*
Emmie - Fury In My Soul LP (Asia)*
Blowin' Away - Fury In My Soul LP (Asia)*
Sweet Blindness - Fury In My Soul LP (Asia)*
The Flim Flam Man - Fury In My Soul LP (Asia)*
Time And Love - Fury In My Soul LP (Asia)*
Wedding Bell Blues - Fury In My Soul LP (Asia)*
Stoned Soul Picnic - Fury In My Soul LP (Asia)*
Freeport*
Medley: He's A Runner/Goodbye, Joe
- Fury In My Soul LP (Asia)*
Stoney End - Fury In My Soul LP (Asia)*
And When I Die - Fury In My Soul LP (Asia)*
Save The Country - Fury In My Soul LP (Asia)*
THE ARCHIES
*w/GINO EL HUAPANGUERO (REGGIE MANTLE)
Music Director: FOX PRINTEMPS
Remix Producer: ALAN MAYBERRY
Remix Engineer: YVONNE REMY
The Archies' final TV appearances will be two 90-minute 
specials for PBS and MTV, respectively. The former is taped 
live in Austin, Texas in December 2032, and the latter is pre-
recorded in May 2033 at a church in Staten Island, New York. 
(Due to illness, Archie will not take part in the Texas show.  Reggie, 
who at this time lives in El Paso, agrees to stand in for him.) A pair of 
DVD releases are scheduled but cancelled in favor of the "Adios 
Amigos" documentary (see below). After the runaway success of that 
film, interest in The Archies wanes for a few years; but in 2037, 
a hit movie musical/biography heats up the market for new product. 
A video download for "Archie Unplugged" finally appears in 2038. 
The complete "Forever Laura Nyro" concert is included on AUSTIN 
CITY ARCHIES, another 2038 download; it features excerpts from all of 
the group's appearances on the public television series "Austin City Limits".
Shortly after purchasing the Archie Records catalog some three decades 
hence, Vox Sound + Image will belatedly issue The Nyro tribute on vinyl.

TWO VIDEO DOWNLOADS

REMIX SESSIONS
"ADIOS AMIGOS"
DOCUMENTARY SOUNDTRACK MUSIC
A RAJ PATEL PRODUCTION
JULY 19 - 24, 2033
THE CAPITOL TOWER,
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

Intro: Come Dance With Me (2 versions)*
Bang-Shang-A-Lang (2 versions)
Rolling Stones Medley:
Jumpin' Jack Flash/(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction/
Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown/Happy
Voodoo Doll (2 versions)
Jay + The Americans Medley (2 versions):
Girl!/Come A Little Bit Closer/
This Magic Moment/Let's Lock The Door*
Little Latin Lupe Lu (2 versions)
Jeff + Ellie Medley (2 versions):
River-Deep, Mountain-High/Train From Kansas City/
Hip Shaker/Nobody But You**
Kentucky Woman (2 versions)****
Archie Country Medley:
Jacky Daniels And You/Love Of The Common People/
Baby, It's All Over Town/Titty Twister*****
Mother + Child Reunion (2 versions)****
Soul Deep Ska (2 versions)****
Rock Divas Medley:
My Clone Sleeps Alone/One Of The Living/
Piece Of My Heart/Stop Me!***
Lady Jane (2 versions)
Mann + Weil Medley (2 versions):
Chico's Girl/Glitter And Gold/
Love Her!/You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'**
Unchained Melody (2 versions)******
Èxitos en Español Medley:
Angelito Mìo/A La Linea/
Juventud No Es Joven/Sugar, Sugar en Español****
ABBA Medley:
Dancing Queen/Mamma Mia/
Waterloo/So Long!***
Jet Airliner (2 versions)
Let's Get It On Today!*
Golden Sugar Medley (2 versions):
Get On The Line/Who's Your Baby?/
Sunshine/Sugar, Sugar*
Finale: 
Say Goodbye To Riverdale (2 versions)******
THE ARCHIES
w/TONI TOPAZ, guest vocals, bass, drums + guitar
w/COCHINADA BROTHERS, backing vocals + percussion
w/MARIACHI LOWRIDER
Vocal Arrangers: 
VERONICA, BETTY COOPER,
TIMOTHY GARLAND, KEVIN KELLER
Arrangers: 
ARCHIE ANDREWS, *FOX PRINTEMPS,
**BREE SPELLMAN, ***JUSTIN STRICKLAND,
****DILTON DOILEY BRISEÑO, *****FOOLKILLER,
******FOX PRINTEMPS + KEVIN KELLER
Music Director: 
HARVEY "FOOLKILLER" SCHWARTZ
Remix Producers: 
ALAN MAYBERRY + RAJ PATEL
Sound Engineer: YVONNE REMY
The Archies' recording career began in 1988 at
The Capitol Tower, so it will seem fitting that
their final live recordings are remixed there. These
titles are excerpts from The Archies' Farewell World
Tour compilation tape from 2032. The so-called
soundtrack album (a deluxe three-record set) will
include concert performances not heard in the
documentary. What's more, it plays songs taken from a
different set of concerts! That's why some titles are
listed here as having two versions: One mix for the film
and a second one for the triple LP. The "movie mixes"
will finally be released in the year 2121, on a deluxe
live compilation called SAY GOODBYE TO RIVERDALE.

ADIOS AMIGOS AS SAY GOODBYE

MOVIE SOUNDTRACK SESSIONS
"PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM"
A CHANK/GROSVENOR PRODUCTION
(INSTRUMENTALS + VOCALS)
SEPTEMBER 20 - 24, 2033
WITCH QUEEN STUDIOS,
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM (instrumental)
PUSH PUSH (instrumental)
Smile A Little Smile For Me
Let's Break Up For A While
Push Push (dance theme)
Sugar Baby Love
T-Birds
Telephone Talkin'
I'd Love You To Want Me (love theme)
Nothing's Gonna Stop Our Love (closing theme)
Philadelphia Freedom (movie theme)
The Sh'Down Down Song
THE ARCHIES
w/FRANK FUJIYAMA, drums
w/GEORGES NATOO, bass
w/RALEIGH HUME, guitar
w/TATYANA SANTOS, percussion
w/GROOVY GOOLIES, backing vocals
Vocal Arrangers: 
BETTY COOPER, KEVIN KELLER
Arranger/Producer: BREE SPELLMAN
Conductor: ARCHIE ANDREWS
Sound Engineer: YVONNE REMY
In 2031, The Archies will sign a contract with the
producers of "Philadelphia Freedom", a forthcoming
indie film. Production will be delayed for months,
during which time the group disbands. When the
sessions are finally booked, Archie, Betty and Kelly
are the only members available to participate. The
movie will flop except in France, where it scores
big and wins a Cesar Award. A soundtrack album
will be issued there. That Atlantic Records LP
features "Push Push", a belated French dance club
hit with Betty on lead vocals. Amazingly, "Philadelphia
Freedom" is the only movie soundtrack that The Archies
will ever record! However, their studio masters have
and will continue to be heard in a slew of movies and
TV shows. In the year 2037, Bree Spellman will found
The New Archies; drummer Frankie Fujiyama will be a
founding member and Yvonne Remy will engineer all of
their early hits.

ARCHIES WITH GROOVY GHOULIES

This final installment of Archie's Studio Sessionography includes a
bumper crop of Great American Songbook selections written by the
cream of Pop, Rock and Broadway music composers:
JEFF BARRY, ELLIE GREENWICH, TONI WINE, 
JERRY LEIBER, MIKE STOLLER, BARRY MANN, 
CYNTHIA WEIL, LEONARD BERNSTEIN, STEPHEN SONDHEIM, 
RICHARD RODGERS, OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN the Second,
LEE ADAMS, CHARLES STROUSE, NEIL DIAMOND,
VAN McCOY, BEN RALEIGH, MARK BARKAN,
JACK KELLER, LESLIE BRICUSSE, ANTHONY NEWLEY,
DOC POMUS, MORT SHUMAN, MICK JAGGER,
KEITH RICHARDS, FELIX CAVALIERE, EDDIE BRIGATI,
TONY MACAULAY, KENT LaVOIE (LOBO), KENNY GAMBLE,
ELTON JOHN, BERNIE TAUPIN, ERIC CARMEN,
BOB MARLEY, SAM COOKE, TOMMY BOYCE,
BOBBY HART and LAURA NYRO.

DISCOGRAPHY PART SIX

This special version of the Great American Rock 'n' Roll Song Book 
would not have been possible without the moral support of 
PX MILSTEIN, CHERYL COLEMAN, DR. LESTER E. BLUE, JR 
and MICHAEL V. SKEEN. 

The cartoon artwork for ARCHIE IN THE STUDIO was 
drawn in libraries, subway stations, homeless shelters 
and laundromats in Arlington, Boston, Chelsea, Cambridge and 
Quincy, Massachusetts from late 2016 to late 2017.

 Special thanks to DAN PARENT and the late BOB MONTANA, 
VIC BLOOM and JOHN GOLDWATER for creating the Archie characters, 
who were the perfect candidates to feature in a project of this type. 
A well-deserved middle finger salute goes to the JOE KUBERT
SCHOOL for the rudeness of its staff and its shameful, discriminatory 
admission policy; but a rousing stars-and-stripes salute goes out to 
all the true believers, especially TOM MOURGOS, BRUCE FREY, 
RODERICK MACK, SHIRLEY FICKETT and our beloved blog founder, 
LAURA PINTO.

JOSIE + THE PUSSY CATS HERALD