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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: October 04, 2018, 02:39:32 AM »
Here's a great song I just recently found.

"Leavin's Not The Only Way To Go" by Roger Miller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLiHGlMRzrw

This was written by Roger Miller for the 1985 musica Big River. He recorded it himself in 1986, and it's also been recorded by Glenn Campbell (1987), Merle Haggard (2005) and most recently by lesser-known country duos The Stellas and Lennon & Maisey for a Roger Miller tribute album that was released in late August.

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: September 18, 2018, 01:40:40 AM »
Here's a cool patriotic tune I discovered recently. It was quite popular in 1942 and almost completely forgotten after that save for a couple recordings in the 1960s.

"This Is Worth Fighting For" by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WpChyE2-Kg

This was also recorded by Vaughn Monroe, Kate Smith and The Ink Spots among others. Those in the UK might be familiar with a version recorded by Leslie Hutchison (aka "Hutch").

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: September 14, 2018, 12:40:11 AM »
Here's one for you Canadians... "Blue Canadian Rockies" by Freddy Quinn and Lisa Brokop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FrCQRjdtyk

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: September 08, 2018, 12:34:13 AM »
Here's a fun one...

"Your Cheating Heart" by Freddy Quinn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msKRfOPKGXY

Freddy Quinn is an Austrian singer who was apparently quite popular in the 60s and 70s. This somewhat over-the-top version of the Hank Williams classic was released in 1970 on an album of country music.

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: September 01, 2018, 02:15:21 AM »
Here's another good one I found...

"My World" by Karel Gott: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Z3yzqdaWk

This is an adaptation of an Italian song called "Il Mondo". This was a big hit for Englebert Humperdinck in the mid 60s and has been recorded by many others as well.

Karel Gott is a prolific Czech singer who enjoyed considerable success from the late 50s through the mid 80s before making a comeback in the mid 90s. He has recorded songs in at least three languages (Czech, English and German).

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: August 27, 2018, 11:50:45 PM »
Found this fun novelty tune from 1960 earlier. Three versions appeared around the same time - one by a duo called The Tree Swingers, this one and one in the UK by Frankie Vaughan. This was apparently the most popular of the three.

"A Kookie Little Paradise" by Jo Ann Campbell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFPak2lsrX0

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Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: August 27, 2018, 11:43:38 PM »
Next time it happens copy or take a screenshot of the error message you get so I can see what's going on

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:09:32 PM »
At some point in the 60s someone thought it was a good idea to attempt to cash in on two crazes at the same time - Beatlemania and country music. That lead to the album The Fabulous Beats Go Country in which a Beatles soundalike group records country songs, including "Please Release Me": https://youtu.be/_n_dRrte1i0

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Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: August 02, 2018, 01:06:59 AM »
I did some work on the database and I think it's fixed now, but I still have no idea what the problem was. I re-imported all the old messages from the other server and I still got an error when trying to do something with the database, so I'm not sure where the problem was. I had to hack things up a bit to get past that point but it should be working now without any errors.

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Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 29, 2018, 11:43:06 PM »
Oh what has happened to my personal signature? what are those strange letters - at the start of " you are amazing " and  " I surround myself? and before " anon? " they are not there when I go into my profile, nor have I altered anything...so where did they spring from?  ???

AngelFace...
...I am beginning to think you maybe right....strange things seem to be happening...its becoming a hit or miss..


Something must have gotten messed up in the transfer. You can fix it by going into your profile and editing your signature.

Also I'm going to be out of town tomorrow (Monday) and most of Tuesday but will try to check in from my phone from time to time.

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Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 28, 2018, 10:46:22 AM »
The "\x92" character is a character that isn't supported by the current database encoding. Make sure you're using a regular apostrophe instead. I can convert the database to support that later, but it will take a bit of time.

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Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 27, 2018, 11:04:30 PM »
I've modified the code to show the database error to everyone (instead of the default of showing it only to admins), so hopefully that will help me track down the problem.

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Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 27, 2018, 03:10:06 PM »
It's weird because it isn't actually logging the error anywhere and it works for me. I have to leave for work in 20 minutes but will hack things up later tonight to make it display the actual error message to you so I can figure out what's going on.

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Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 27, 2018, 10:10:58 AM »
Also on all the subscriptions mail I get in my inbox, there is the mention

'Seniors & Friends <patzscott@gmail.com>
12:24 AM (9 hours ago)
This message was not sent to Spam because of a filter you created. Edit Filters'
  with a question mark.

Is there no way to stop that annoying line?


That's on your end and has nothing to do with S&F.

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: July 27, 2018, 01:47:33 AM »
Here's a fun one I found recently.

"Casatschok" by Das Orchester Claudius Alzner: https://youtu.be/PKxdtZqKlG0

This is based on two Russian songs, most notably one often known as "Katyusha", with a brief part of "Song of the Volga Boatmen" in there as well. This was somewhat popular throughout Europe in the late 60s. In addition to this instrumental version, there was another version recorded by Dimitri Doukraine in 1968 and several vocal versions in various European languages in 1969. This version appeared in 1967.

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Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:13:00 PM »
Weird. I'm honestly not sure what's going on there... The forum's error log isn't showing any database errors at all and I was able to post in the "Follow that name" topic just fine.

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Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:07:16 AM »
Thanks for the info Jane. I'll take a look at it when I get home from work this evening. What topic was that in?

Larry - I'll send you the info in a bit :)

Also, for those who have FTP access, the username has changed to "mods_seniorsandf" from "mods@seniorsandfriends.org". The password should be the same.

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Site Announcements / Re: FYI: Server Move
« on: July 25, 2018, 11:45:54 AM »
cPanel is software used for managing the website (setting up email accounts, databases, etc.). If you've never used it then you have nothing to worry about :)

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Site Announcements / FYI: Server Move
« on: July 25, 2018, 03:04:27 AM »
Just a heads up to everyone that I will be moving the site to a new server tomorrow night. As with last time I am staying with the same host, but the new server is configured differently such that I'll have access to more up to date software and such.

Also, I need to know who all has access to cPanel besides Pat as I'm using a different control panel on the new server (cPanel doesn't work with the version of Linux I'm using on the new server). The layout is simple and pretty easy to adjust to (I've familiarized myself with it in about a week and a half after using cPanel for 15+ years), but the address has changed so I want to email the appropriate people with that info :)

As usual, the change should take effect within 24 hours of the time I move everything over. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: March 21, 2018, 01:01:55 AM »
Found this great rendition of "St. James Infirmary Blues" today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzEBH6DZJVk

Yes, that's the same Hugh Laurie who starred on House.

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: March 01, 2018, 12:15:55 AM »
Although summer is still several months away here in the northern hemisphere, several of the local "creamy whip" places are starting to open in the coming month, which lead to me finding this classic tune from the late 1920s. Turns out this is where the popular phrase came from.

"I Scream You Scream We All Scream For Ice Cream" by Waring's Pennsylvanians: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr6cJxgxi2I

This was recorded by several artists in the late 1920s but this one was apparently the most popular version.

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: February 17, 2018, 03:57:24 PM »
A couple of humorous songs from the 40s by Arthur Godfrey... You'd never get away with these today.

"Too Fat Polka": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a31vY8YNTg
"Slap 'er Down, Agin, Paw": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtSmAzklhoc

"Too Fat Polka" was apparently a huge hit back in 1947. It was later recorded by The Andrews Sisters, Frankie Yankovic and even Bobby Vinton.

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: February 17, 2018, 02:14:56 AM »
Here's a fun version of a classic.

"You Always Hurt The One You Love" by Somethin' Smith and The Redheads: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bph8dFMZUzA

Somethin' Smith and The Redheads were popular in the mid-50s, doing upbeat catchy versions of classic songs. Their biggest hits were "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie" (#7, 1955) and "In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town" (#27, 1956). They're all but forgotten these days, but they're still a lot of fun to listen to.

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: February 15, 2018, 02:07:49 PM »
Here's an interesting one I found recently.

"Mocking Bird Yodel" by Carolina Cotton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeZ0kqBtPZQ

This was written and originally recorded by Harry Torrani back in 1937. Carolina Cotton's version was recorded in the 1940s (the video says 1946, but the record I've found with it was released in 1949). Apparently Cotton was quite well known for her yodeling skills at the time. The song has also been recorded by several others.

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:52:38 PM »
Found this one tonight. Really cool version of a great song. I'm not sure which version I like best - this one or Slim Whitman's (Slim Whitman also did a neat yodeling version).

"Mockin' Bird Hill" by Ronnie Ronalde: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDw78zAFC7o

Ronnie Ronalde was a British singer who was apparently quite well known in his day. This song was first recorded by a group called The Pinetoppers in early 1951, and several more versions followed that same year, including this one (though I have no idea if this was released in the US at all).

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: February 05, 2018, 12:43:38 AM »
"The Sunshine Of Your Smile" is a completely different song that apparently dates back to 1916. That one is far more popular.

On a related note, here's another nifty tune from 1951

"I Wanna Say Hello" by Sir Hubert Pimm and Ellen Sutton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAgHV7mUzOk

I'm not sure who either one was. Depending on which site you look at, "Sir Hubert Pimm" was either American bandleader Bill Snyder or British pianist/songwriter Jimmy MacDonald. I can't find any info at all on Ellen Sutton.

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: February 03, 2018, 08:15:44 PM »
Here's a fun tune from 1951 that I stumbled across earlier.

"I Love The Sunshine Of Your Smile" by The Four Knights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx9EJnlKp-g

This was apparently recorded by four different artists around 1951 (in addition to this, there were versions by The Radio Revellers, Nick Lucas and in the UK by Billy Cotton and His Band), but it seems to have been all but forgotten beyond that. This is my favorite version of the four, though I'm not sure which was released first.

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: January 14, 2018, 01:22:17 AM »
Here's a fun but rare example of an artist parodying their own song.

"The Purple People Eater #2" by Ben Colder: https://youtu.be/b4S-EXVbH-Y

Ben Colder was a drunken country singer portrayed by Sheb Wooley. Wooley recorded several albums under this name/persona in the 60s and early 70s, including many parodies of existing popular country songs (such as "Busted", "Ring of Fire", "Hello Walls" and more). I have no idea how popular this side of Wooley was, but it's a lot of fun to listen to.

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: December 29, 2017, 08:12:37 PM »
Oldiesman, thank you for the two links to the solos by Don Estelle.  I was not familiar with his name, but what a fabulous voice.  Can you give us some background on him and his tall partner?

SCFSue

Wikipedia has more info on both of them. I don't know a whole lot about either one. Just stumbled across their version of "Whispering Grass" while watching videos of performances from Top Of The Pops years ago. Also, Windsor Davies isn't unusually tall. It's just that Don Estelle was a foot shorter than him.

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Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: December 29, 2017, 12:01:32 AM »
Further proof of what a brilliant singer Don Estelle was...

"All The Things You Are": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xLatNGSc4I

This was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1939 musical Very Warm For May and has been recorded by many famous artists including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Jo Stafford and Shirley Bassey (the lady who sang the Goldfinger theme if you don't recognize the name)

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