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"Just Plain Old Music"

Started by RAMMEL, June 12, 2016, 10:41:06 pm

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Oldiesmann

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").

Oldiesmann

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.

Marilyne

Oldiesmann - I enjoyed listening to, “This Is Worth Fighting For”, by Jimmy Dorsey.  One of many patriotic songs that were popular during World War II.   Also there were lots of cute novelty songs, love songs, and songs full of hope for the future.  Two of my favorites, that are especially beautiful and hopeful, are “There’ll Be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs of Dover”, and “We’ll Meet Again”, don’ t know where, don’t know when, but I’m sure we’ll meet again some sunny day."
If you’d like to listen to music from the 1940’s, tune into Swing Street Radio;
https://swingstreetradio.org/listen-live-and-requests/

Oldiesmann

November 13, 2018, 05:46:29 pm #393 Last Edit: November 13, 2018, 06:21:24 pm by Oldiesmann
Heard this one at a country restaurant earlier today.

"Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" by George Jones and His Smoky Mountain Boys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PytG-uA_p6g

This was originally done by Roy Acuff and the Smoky Mountain Boys back in 1947 and has since been recorded by dozens of artists. This version was recorded in the early 70s but was unreleased until last year.

Oldiesmann

Found this yesterday. Hard to believe none of these people are around anymore.

MarsGal

Just love it! What a gem, Oldiesman.


Oldiesmann

Here's a classic from 1957. "There'll Always Be A Christmas" by The Ames Brothers


Vanilla-Jackie

Michael ( Oldiesmann ) is this where you escape to when you want some peace from the grief you are getting from us  over our forum changes...if so, a good choice ;D

...yes " there will always be a Christmas.." that is guaranteed..Thank you..

~ Lydia Maria Child  1802 - 1880
" A human heart can never grow old if it takes a lively interest in the pairing of birds, the reproduction of flowers, and the changing tints of autumn leaves..."

Mary Ann

"There'll always be a Christmas" - lovely song and it was good to hear the Ames Brothers again.  I think at least two of them have died. 

Thanks for posting that song.

Mary Ann

Marilyne

Here's a song that some of us remember.  A good one to commemorate December 7, 1941 . . . "A day that will live in infamy"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlwmhWiiD2I

Mary Ann

Thanks, Marilyne, we had a lot of good patriotic songs at that time. 

Mary Ann

Oldiesmann

Here's a lively one I stumbled across earlier...

"Christmas Comes But Once A Year (Christmas In Carrick)" by The Barra MacNeils


This was written by Seamus McGrath and originally recorded by Irish folk group The Clancy Brothers in 1969. This version was released in 1999. The Barra MacNeils are a Canadian celtic music group from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

SCFSue

Thanks, Oldiesman.   Very "Irish" and reminiscent of trips to Ireland--Cheerful and harmonic!

Sue

Vanilla-Jackie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jz1v-CM1bU

Gifted Organs Choir

James Tottle - Heart Transplant
Faye Connelly - Kidney Transplant
Stephen Heavyside - Kidney Transplant
Patricia Heavyside - Living donor to Stephen
Brandon Parker - Bone Marrow Transplant
Paul John Filer - Kidney Transplant
Samuel Pooley - Kidney Transplant
Caroline Owen - Living Donor to Luke
Ian Tenant - Kidney Transplant
Glyn Miller - Kidney Transplant
Dylan Williams - Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
Helen Jones  - Dialysis
Dilwyn Williams - Life Limiting Conditions
Will Cramer - Double Lung Transplant



~ Lydia Maria Child  1802 - 1880
" A human heart can never grow old if it takes a lively interest in the pairing of birds, the reproduction of flowers, and the changing tints of autumn leaves..."

Marilyne

Jackie - A very inspirational video! I hope that many people will watch it, and will be motivated to donate in the future.

Vanilla-Jackie


~ Lydia Maria Child  1802 - 1880
" A human heart can never grow old if it takes a lively interest in the pairing of birds, the reproduction of flowers, and the changing tints of autumn leaves..."

Mary Ann

Thank you Jackie, I enjoyed their singing very much.

Mary Ann

Vanilla-Jackie

MaryAnn...just happy you saw it...

~ Lydia Maria Child  1802 - 1880
" A human heart can never grow old if it takes a lively interest in the pairing of birds, the reproduction of flowers, and the changing tints of autumn leaves..."

RAMMEL

Daryl Dragon, the "Captain" of "The Captain and Tennille," has died.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

  BIG BOX Yonkers, NY
           THIMK

Mary Ann

Rick, I had read that about Daryl Dragon, then I read another headline that she was going to be 78.  I think I read a while ago that they had divorced.  I didn't read the article about her, so I don't know if he was mentioned or not, but I thought it rather odd that her age would be highlighted at the time of his death. 

Mary Ann

RAMMEL

I read that they were divorced a few years ago but remained friends. The post I saw said she was with him in his final days. I always liked their music.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

  BIG BOX Yonkers, NY
           THIMK

Mary Ann

Rick, I often read only the headline which is how I knew about both of them.  I'm glad they remained friends because I hate to read about bitter divorces.

Mary Ann

maryc

Haven't been by here for a while.  I just discovered this good one on my Beegie Adair station on Pandora.  If you like a "blusey piano" you will like this one  George Cable trio playing Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ru3sxF4KxHU
Mary C

maryc

Al and I always liked listening to The Captain and Tennille...good music.
Mary C

SCFSue

If you are still a fan of the 40's, early 50's dance band, perhaps your local PBS station features a show, "Swinging down the Lane" which features those tunes with a bit of biographical background about the bands and the vocalists.  My local PBS station features this on Saturday evenings and I like to get up and dance (by myself) when my favorites are playing.  Check it out on your PBS station!

SCF Sue

Marilyne

Hello Sue - Yes, I've listened to Swingin' Down the Lane, for many years. It's a great radio program. It's no longer on my PBS station, but it can be heard on other stations that you can access and listen to on your computer.  Another good one that you can listen to on your computer, is  Swing Street Radio.  Go here, and click on one of the  icons at the bottom of the page.  Most of you have Windows Media or Quicktime., or iTunes.  I have that station playing  on my computer as background  music, during the day.  Right now playing Vaughn Monroe, "Racing with the Moon".
https://www.swingstreetradio.org/listen-live-and-requests/

maryc

Sue,Glad to hear I'm not the only one who danced to the "oldies". My Al would come into the kitchen where I was when one of the good oldies was playing and we would do a turn or two around our small kitchen.   So now when one of those special tunes plays I do the same myself.  Those are sweet memories.  A friend sent us an anniversary card several years ago and the picture was a couple dancing to the radio, he in his work clothes and she in a "housedress" obviously not models for Cosmo or Vogue.  I've saved that one!
Marilyn,Vaughan Monroe was very big on my favourites list back in the '40s.  Such good music.  Remember Ballerina?  
If you enjoy smooth instrumental jazz, you might like a station of Beegie Adair and another of David Huntsinger and Friends.  They play all old favorites.
Mary C

Oldiesmann

Here's a forgotten gem from the 70s.

"They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore" by Reunion


Reunion was a studio group featuring singer Joey Lavine on lead vocals. Joey was a member of a bunch of different projects in the 60s, most notably on several songs by Ohio Express. This was the "B" side of the hit "Life Is A Rock" and is a reminiscence of classic movies, with lots of movie clips thrown in.