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"Just Plain Old Music"

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

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Mary Ann

That was fun but I don't remember that song.  Connie Francis was after "my time" but I do remember listening to programs that included her.   

Mary Ann

Marilyne

The biggest hit song for Connie Francis, was Where The Boys Are, from the movie of the same name.  It was an extremely popular movie, starring Dolores Hart, who left Hollywood for good, and became a nun. She entered the strictly cloistered Benedictine Regina Laudis Monastery, in Bethlehem, Connecticut, where she still is today. She is now Prioress at that same convent.  A few years ago, there was a documentary on HBO, about her and featuring her, where she told about her life in the convent.  Dolores Hart, is shown in this video, toward the end - sitting on the beach with George Hamilton.  She was, and still is, a beautiful woman.
Connie Francis, had some unfortunate things happen in her life, and after her huge popularity as a singer in the 60's, she dropped out of show business.  Here is a short video, from the movie, with Connie singing the title song, with lyrics posted at the bottom.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnqTwlRN0h0

Mary Ann

Marilyn, I remember when she went into the convent.  What a contrast between her two lives.

Mary Ann

Oldiesmann

Great song for Memorial Day. This was a big hit in the mid-60s.


Marilyne

Michael - Thank you, that was good!   

Here are a couple of songs from WWII, that you all might remember.
There first one is,
The White Cliffs of Dover - Be sure to watch the ending, when the old veterans from the War, walk out on stage.  Very moving sequence!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vDFKba_WDE

Here is another one, We'll Meet Again, sung by Vera Lynn, in 1942.  She is still living today, and is around 100 years old now. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5C4meGkNyc

Amy

Marilyn, in my Dads later years those songs would bring tears to his eyes. Vera Lynn meant a lot to those serving in the war.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Mary Ann

Amy, those songs did bring tears to my eyes.  They were songs of "my" war (I was of the age for young men to be drafted).  It was interesting to me that both songs were included in both links.

Mary Ann

Amy

Mary Ann, I do think  the soldiers could sing all the Vera Lynn songs and not miss a word.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Marilyne

Amy - My dad served in WWII also. He was in the Navy, and was stationed in the South Pacific. 

Mary Ann - that's interesting that you saw both video's on both links? They were totally separate when I posted them, and on my computer, I only saw one song on each link.

Mary Ann

Amy, I think many of us from that era could sing all of the words to all of the songs that came out then.  I can't now, but I would recognize most of the songs of the area.  "Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition" just came to mind, but I only know that one line.  One of my favorites was "This is the Army Mr Jones" by Irving Berlin.  I liked hearing Irving Berlin sing; his voice was reedy.

Mary Ann

Oldiesmann

RIP to the incomparable Leon Redbone, who died today (May 30th) at the age of 69.


Marilyne

So sorry to hear about Leon Redbone.  He was a unique, one of a kind entertainer.  I didn't realize he was only 69 years old . . . very sad.

RAMMEL

May 31, 2019, 10:12:35 pm #432 Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 10:14:52 pm by RAMMEL
Leon Redbone - A favorite of mine. I have several CD's of his music. I think my liking of his music started way back when "Up A Lazy River" was popular. Every once in a while when I have to "wind down" I take an afternoon and listen to (only) his CD's. It's all so laid back it puts me in a very calm mood.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qROwjULKVj0
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Oldiesmann

My dad introduced me to him at some point. I've got his debut album On the Track on vinyl but have heard quite a few other songs by him.

Oldiesmann

Ray Stevens performing the classic "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town". 80 years old and still a great singer.


RAMMEL

Some nice background music. ----
Put  - nite city music - into the Youtube search box.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nite+city+music
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Oldiesmann

A fun one from 1949. Mel Blanc doing a great over-the-top imitation of Al Jolson singing "Toot Toot Tootsie, Goodbye" complete with his regular vocal sound effects and such.


Amy

I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Oldiesmann

Found this one last night. A hilarious Yiddish-style parody of Frankie Laine's famous "Cry of the Wild Goose".


Oldiesmann

Found this forgotten song from the 1960s recently. Written and originally recorded by Wayne Carson, the best remembered version appears to be from Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs, the same group responsible for such classics as "Wooly Bully" and "Li'l Red Riding Hood". It's also been recorded by Homer and Jethro, The Geezinslaw Brothers and Billy Connolly among others.


MarsGal

Hah! That is sure not one I remember ever hearing before. Thanks for sharing it.

Oldiesmann

Stumbled across this old gem today. It was originally published in 1880 and has been recorded numerous times over the years. This is the oldest recording I can find, from 1926, and uses the original melody. A different melody appeared by the 1930s and is the one more commonly used today. It even managed to make it to Australia and New Zealand (a group called The Tumbleweeds did a version in 1950 that was apparently pretty popular down there).


Marilyne

Michael - I listened and liked it, and then went to YouTube, and listened to other songs by Vernon Dalhart.  The one I liked best was, The Ballad of Jesse James, but the lyrics were not clear at all, so I found a recording by, The Kingston Trio, that I remember was on a best selling album of theirs in the late 50's or early 60's. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMxNSbqFueU

Oldiesmann

Dalhart was one of the most well-known (and apparently prolific) singers of his day. According to Wikipedia, he made over 5000 records for 100+ labels, using various pseudonyms to allow this (though how exactly he managed to do this is beyond me - I'm assuming at least some label executives had to be in on the scheme as well).

Here's another version of the song, from 1999, which uses the more well-known melody:


Amy

I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Marilyne

Amy - I remember it well!  Here's one that was popular a few years earlier, by Phil Harris. Kind of a similar theme.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1tKZ3flZZY

Amy

Marilyn, did you bring back memories! I had forgot that one. Now it is playing in my head..
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Oldiesmann

"Green Door" and "The Thing" are both great songs.

Here's a fun Halloween themed piece from Merv Griffin (yes, the same one responsible for various TV game shows)


SCFSue

OOh, I'm shaking in my boots!

It is pretty spooky sounding!  BTW, I live in a small neighborhood which has a few school age children.  They used to come by my house for treats on Halloween, but now their parents take them uptown where the merchants pass out candy.  I had only one child stop at my house although I had my pumpkin lit and plenty of candy ready.  Needless to say, I had bought MY FAVORITE candy and put it in the fridge after the one child left and binge ate it when I needed a piece of chocolate!

Watch out for SPOOKS!
Sue

RAMMEL

Not "Plain Old Music" but might be a good diversion for a while.  :2funny:  ----- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8A2zNF-NdA
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK