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Dec 19, 10 RE: Need Help In Replacing Chart Images Tim Warden
 
Hi John, I've never put logic into the code for replacing the scanned images.  I'll
have to look into it...
Dec 19, 10 Need Help In Replacing Chart Images John Schwob
 
I've been away for awhile and I'm back to adding some more surveys.  I had
previously input survey images that were photocopies that were, in some cases, very
poor quality - hardly legible.  I have obtained the actual surveys, so I can now add
new higher quality images.  How do I delete the old survey image and replace it with
the new one?  I tried deleting the survey, but it deleted all the information so I
had to re-enter the survey image and the survey listings.   I don't want to do that
again.  Any thoughts?
Dec 19, 10 RE: ARSA stumpers #3 ARSA Jim
 
Thanks, Damien! That double-sider's label/catalog info had proven to be quite
elusive for me to locate. And Happy Holidays to you and to all fellow ARSA-ers as
well!  -Jim
Dec 18, 10 ARSA stumpers #3 Damien Avelange
 
Hi,

Young Ones - Sincerely/The Young Ones
on DELUXE RECORDS 1001 
Nov 6, 10 ARSA stumpers #2 Damien Avelange
 
Him Jim,

I am happy to help you. ARSA is an excellent Database for me to discover new local
radio hit.

1) Rising Suns - Annie Doesn't Live Here
5 Rising Sons - Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore / She Just Likes Me (Capitol 2709)

2) Gillian Russell - Man In The Street 
I assume the label is New Syndrome (Canada).
2 or 3 years ago a nice canadian send me 2 songs from this label "Mike Campbell -
Remorse" and "Gillian Russell - Man In The Street" but I don't know the label
number.

3) In order to complete some records information. From my 45's:

ARSA : Artie & Linda & The Premiers - Blueberry Hill 
The correct form for artist is : Artie & Linda With The Premeres
Flip side credited to : Premeres Featuring Artie & Linda - Laughing On The Outside
(Crying  On Inside)

ARSA : Buddy Wright - Tears On My Pillow 
Label : Jemal Records #558
Flip side : Foolish Things

ARSA : Davey Summers And The Singing Ants - Doin' The Davey Drag
The correct form for this song is "The Davey Summer All Star Band" and the title
simply "El Drag"
Davey Summers And The Singing Ants is only credited for the flip "Gonna Climb That
Big Ole Hill"

ARSA : Gene Forrell & The Red Pepper Gang - Sweet Bird (Of Youth) 
The correct form for artist & title are : Gene Forrell Orchestra - Sweet Bird
Flip side credited to : Red Pepper Gang - Hot Sauce

ARSA : Howard St. Station - Baby Doll 
Complete title is : Baby Doll (Please Don't Wait Too Long)
Flip side : It Ain't Your Day Today

ARSA : Jaguars - You'll Turn Away
Label : Jaguar Records #J-101
Flip side : The Gorilla

ARSA : Jerry Blavat - Let's Love Again
Complete name of the artist : Jerry Blavat The Geator With The Heater
Flip side : Jerry's Theme

ARSA : Jewell Hall - I'm The One
Correct title is : (Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You

ARSA : Jon Abnor - You're Losing That Old Feeling
The correct title is simply : That Old Feeling
Flip side : Wishing For You

ARSA : Lord Didd & The Didn'ts - Gunga Didn't
This song is only credited to "Lord Didd"
The flip "Morse Code" is credited to "Lord Didd & The Didn'ts"

ARSA : The Mavericks on Capitol 4507
Correct form for the artist : Mavricks

ARSA : Misfits - This Little Piggy (I'm A Hog For You) 
Correct title is simply : This Little Piggy
Flip side : Lost Love

ARSA : Nick Noble - Stay With Me
The complete title is : Main Theme From The Cardinal (Stay With Me)
Flip side : Flying Over Rainbows

ARSA : Paul Klein - The Garbage Can
Correct title is : The Garbage Can Ballet

ARSA : Russell Bros. - You And The River
Correct form for the artist is : Russell Brothers
Flip side : There's Nothing You Can Do About That

ARSA : Stu Philips - Speak Softly, My Love
Correct form for the artist : Phillips with 2 "l"
Flip side : Bring Love Back Into Our World

ARSA : Wanderers Three - Glory Road
The correct title is : The Glory Land

I you want I have the flip side for another 50 records and maybe many more.

Regards,
Damien
Nov 5, 10 RE: ARSA stumpers ARSA Jim
 
Wow again, Damian! FYI, we use US 45 releases as the "default" ARSA 45 label/catalog
entry, if a 45 was issued in different countries, when applicable. Last night, I was
able to find/see an actual 45 scan of the Marmaduke 45 of "I Could Cry", and it does
indeed specify simply "Morgan" as the artist on the label, which was why I left it
that way in ARSA. I'll update all your other new 45 info later tonight. I already
own just about every US 45 reference book out there, and also have a buddy or two
that I "consult" with periodically for the real tough ones, so you have truly
distinguished yourself here with this latest info, Damian! Thanks again for the
time/effort in assisting ARSA to be as complete/accurate as possible! -Jim
Nov 5, 10 ARSA stumpers Damien Avelange
 
Thanks for the compliment Jim !

1) Correct form is "Grant Morgan" for the 3 released singles 

1968 : I Could Cry / When I Want A Woman (1968) on Marmaduke records (M-4003)

1968 : I Could Cry / When He Wants A Woman (1968) UK release on Mercury (MF 1059)

1970 : I Could Cry / When He Wants A Woman (1970) CANADIAN release on Mercury
(154.563)

2) The correct information label for the pirates is "Back Stage 5001" not Chase.

3) Michel Desrochers - Always / Boing! This Must Be Love (1965) on Canadian Jupiter
label (JP. 5002) 

4) Penny Rockets - Walkout / Gondolier (1961) on W&G RECORDS (WG-S-1230)

5) Jade Hurley  How I Lied (1965) on Australian label HMV (HMV 4685)

6) Diana James - My Guy & Don't Go
the correct name is "Dianne James" and the 2 songs are already on ARSA with the
correct form.

7) Rockin' Gibraltars  Bug Of Soul (1966)
Recorded June, 1966 Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama released on RG Records 

8) Paradise - Jessie / Just Call Me Smokey (Sweet Peach 007) 1969 

9) In order to complete : 
- Gentlemen - I Really Love You / Elephants (1966) on Spirit (on the record :
T4KM-5791 / 837C-5791)

- David And Goliath  On Bended Knees [1967] it is an error.
The correct band is David And the Giants 1967 
Release # AMY 983 On Bended Knees /  Someday (You're Gonna Be Sorry).

Regards,
Oct 29, 10 RE3: How Do I Add Printed Survey Information? Kevin O'Donnell
 
I can't seem to upload my scanned survey image
for my 04-19-70 WOSH-AM survey.  I'm receiving a
website error message.  Can anyone help?  Thanks.

Kevin







































































I'm receiving a website error message when I attempt to add
a scanned image of my 04-19-70 WOSH-AM survey.  Can anyone help?  Thanks.

Kevin














Oct 2, 10 RE2: How Do I Add Printed Survey Information? Tim Warden
 
Hi Kevin,

Jim "rattled my cage" and I've just enabled our account to contribute.  You'll
notice an "Add New Survey" button and also a "Help Adding Surveys".  Start with the
"Help Adding Surveys" button, which will give you all the info you need to start
contributing.  It's a combination of scanning in your surveys, uploading the jpegs
and typing in the details.  Gary's fingers are down to nubs by now, I would
imagine.  Have fun and looking forward to see your surveys.

Cheers,

Tim
Oct 1, 10 RE: How Do I Add Printed Survey Information? ARSA Jim
 
Kevin: I did happen to see your earlier request. Thanks for both your interest in
ARSA and your patience. Well-intentioned Kenn was mistaken in that I am able to
somehow authorize you to contribute surveys - only Tim can, but in truth he is
usually pretty swamped running the business end of las-solanas.com, and often can't
"check in" to Chart Chat as often as he'd like. I will e-mail Tim on your behalf,
however.    -Jim 
Oct 1, 10 How Do I Add Printed Survey Information? Kevin O'Donnell
 
To Tim or Jim: (Please see my Sept 6, 2010 post.)

I've got a number of printed surveys I'd like to get added to your website.  So
far, I only have been set up with an "add air check" button.  Would someone please
also set me up with an "add survey" button?  I suspect I haven't received a reply
from either of you since you have been diverted from the ARSA project over the
summer, as noted by other members.  Now that you're back, I would really love to
contribute these surveys, which I've held on to from friends' letters dating back
to the late 1960's and early 1970's.  I'd also appreciate some basic information as
to how to add the survey information to your website (do I scan, send PDF's,
manually type in, etc).  I think you have a marvelous website, and I seem to relive
a bit of my past looking at some of the surveys others have contributed.
Thanks for your help.  Looking forward to your reply!!

Kevin

Sep 30, 10 Thanks for your reply, Rick!!! ARSA Jim
 
All I asked was to have one simple question answered, Rick, and you have answered it
for me - many thanks! I do not believe the tone of my previous note demonstrated the
least bit of either anger or upsetness. Sorry that you apparently took offense -
heck, I didn't even mention you by name! As previously mentioned, I had to be away
from ARSA for a couple of months over summer, so I happened to miss your "1000th
chart" previous note, where you explained that you are working off of handwritten
info that you jotted down as a listener to the live on-air countdowns so many years
ago. It's amazing that you saved 'em for all these years! It had never occurred to
me that anyone was actually entering chart data into ARSA using such source data -
my bad - DJs were certainly far from perfect at announcing all title/artist details
for new songs on-air. I do also know that the Buffalo area was never real big on
issuing printed lists, so you're also right in that you probably have the ONLY
remaining record of all of your vintage Buffalo-area surveys! Rick, I simply must
ask the occasional ARSA survey entry question, that's all - it's my main job here.
For over 6 years now, I've happily doublechecked/reseached/corrected/added label &
catalog info for every single 45 & album in ARSA, working just about every single
day at it. As such, I'm the point man for noticing/evaluating adjusting all details
of all songs from all newly entered surveys. Minimum key-in standards are a must,
that's all - within reason. So Rick, PLEASE keep entering in your future
handwritten lists just the way you have always been. You're right in that ARSA is a
cooperative, joint effort from all involved. You've personally volunteered just an
incredible amount of time/effort over the years to make ARSA much more complete,
and we'd be absolutely lost without yout contributions. Again, my apologies if I
angered you in any way - it's all good!   -Jim
Sep 28, 10 RE2:questing a K.A. Scott
 
Hi Jim...

  I understand your frustration!  For my part, when I have to enter an unknown
artist, I've always tried to research and enter the "most likely" artists, so that
you don't have to drive yourself nuts looking for the info.

  For the 1963 "Unknown Artist" who performed "If", I'd place my bet on Little
Caesar & The Consuls, who had a Canada-only hit by the title "If (I Found A New
Girl)".

  Cheers,

  - Kenn.


Sep 28, 10 RE: The Dock Of The Bay ARSA Jim
 
Kenn, when Gary recently replied with his "keep posting ARSA algorithm problems" to
my request asking for what amounted to the exact opposite, I e-mailed him about it.
I explained why it was, in fact, not good policy, and told him that I felt a bit
undermined by his reply. Gary thought his "manual, one-at-a-time" fixes could still
be somewhat effective, without grasping this problem's massive scope. Gary said he
thought I was just having a bad day - I was not - my request was 100% based on
logic, not emotion. As the db maintainer, I happen to understand far more about the
severity of this algorithm problem than Gary does; just like Gary knows far more
about survey key-in than I ever will. After my correspondesnce with Gary, I
expected him to soon post a "clarification reply" on Chart Chat, but for some
reason he did not. To me, this continued the general ARSA member confusion about
this issue. So today, sure enough, I read still another "Kenn Bad Algorithm" post,
with you citing Gary's reply as your reason for doing so. Kenn, I don't blame you
for being mega-confused here. If I were you, I wouldn't know what to do, either!
The good news is that Tim, Gary & I are currently communicating, and are putting
our heads together to resolve not just the ARSA algorithm nightmare, but to also
address other ARSA system issues. We are also exploring other ways to have folks
like you notify Tim directly about future bad algorithms. After all, "Chart Chat"
is supposed to be about interesting CHART facts, not internal system problems, is
it? Kenn, you are a major ARSA contributor. Our Canada "go-to-guy", in fact! You
have personally spent many, many hours helping to build up ARSA. We'd be LOST
without your help! And because of this, this automatically means you will be
seerved pina coladas by supermodels in the afterlife for all eternity!!!!!! And you
and I are ARSA teammates. But Kenn, I have had major high blood pressure since I was
17 - it even kept me out of the military when I tried to volunteer, way back when.
Kenn, through no fault of your own, you somehow possess the ability to negatively
"push my health buttons". I am very low-key and easygoing, and get frustrated/angry
very, very rarely. Why your posts do this to me, I don't know. But they do. Kenn, my
wonderful Mary is asking a favor of you. Can you please help me try to live a longer
life with an "Kenn ARSA Chart Chat algorithm embargo?" I am dead serious here. If
you asked me to do you this same favor, I would do so in a heartbeat. Tim, Gary and
I are all doing our VERY best to fix things. Thanks for understanding, Kenn, and God
bless you and all ARSA folks everywhere!    -Jim
Sep 28, 10 Requesting a "fighting chance..!" ARSA Jim
 
Friends, starting earlier this year, some ARSA surveys started being entered in with
artist info being omitted, and (Unknown Artist) simply being typed in its place. Now
I know on occasion that an old survey with a worn crease can make a word(s)
illegible. And Kenn has said before that some early 1958 CHUM charts had only
titles shown; understood. But a single Canadian survey entered in earlier today has
SIX such examples, all with no artist. In the past, especially with scans attached,
I've had great luck as a detective piecing info together, but sadly, none of these
"Unknown Artist" surveys ever happen to include scans. It's been an absolute
miracle that I've been able to research my way to identify the
artists/label/catalog in all cases so far. Well, that ended today, because all I
have to work with is a song title of "If", from 1963. No chance here to even start
to research - just not enough info. To make it even worse for me, old Canadian 45
documentation is far worse than US 45 info is, which is what all of many research
books/documents reflect. I don't really understand why so many surveys are missing
this much key info? An explanation would be very appreciated, because no survreys
I've ever seen have ever had such gaps in vital info. In other news, I've finally
caught up on all the backlogged ARSA single/album entries I got behind on over the
summer. Thanks for your patience, and also for all the hard survey key-in work,
gentlemen!   -Jim    
Sep 7, 10 RE: How Do I Send Original Music Surveys To ARSA Website? K.A. Scott
 
It may take a day or two Kevin, but someone from this site (most likely Tim or Jim)
will get back to you with info.  In the meantime hang tight, and thanks for wanting
to contribute!


Cheers,

- Kenn.
Sep 6, 10 How Do I Send Original Music Surveys To ARSA Website? Kevin O'Donnell
 
I have a number of Top 40 music surveys from the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin from
late 1968 to 1970.  How do I upload these to your website?  Or should I send them
in U.S. mail for you to scan and upload (and then return to me)?  I can't seem to
find any link or mechanism on this website which addresses this.  Thanks for
anyone's help!

Kevin in N.C.
Sep 4, 10 Can't Add Survey Images Geno Rice
 
I can't upload survey images after the 1st time I add the new survey.  That is, the
1st time I add a survey, I can upload the image(s), but if I go and type in the
chart, then come back later, I can't upload an image.  I get error message:


Warning: unlink(): No such file or directory in
/home/warden/public_html/arsa/surveys_edit.php on line 310

Aug 26, 10 RE: Welcome back... ARSA Jim
 
Thanks, Kenn! Gimme a couple of weeks, and I should be all caught up
researching/correcting song titles/adding 45 label/catalog # info for all of the
more recently-added surveys. Then I'll start catching up on the ARSA "Albums"
section. Everyone's patience has been/is/will be appreciated.   -Jim 
Aug 26, 10 Welcome back... K.A. Scott
 
Hey Jim...

  I see you're hard at it, adding several hundred new records to the database. 
Great to have you back!


  Cheers,

  - Kenn.