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"Just Plain Old Music"

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

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Oldiesmann

A bit of a back story on this one. For the past year or so, one of my hobbies has been working as an editor on the site secondhandsongs.com, which is a giant database of cover songs. A couple nights ago I stumbled across a tribute album to American singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie which wasn't on the site yet. As I was researching stuff for that, I found a Norwegian tribute album recorded to celebrate what would have been Guthrie's 100th birthday back in 2012. Among the 13 songs on the album is this great Norwegian version of "This Land Is Your Land". I can't understand any of it, but it's fun to see just how far that song has spread. (On a related note, if anyone here does understand Norwegian, feel free to translate)


Marilyne

I new version of this classic song from the 1940's.  Came to my email this morning, so thought I would share.  See Vera Lynn, as she looks today - still living at 103.  We'll Meet Again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTWy9jim7Mw

Vanilla-Jackie

Marilyne...
... sorry this mixed version does not have the same appeal to me as our Dame Vera Lynn singing it, this song belongs to her only...

" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey

Oldiesmann

Not a bad rendition but nothing will beat the original on that song. Glad to know she's still going strong though.

Finally got around to watching this movie tonight since it's free on Amazon (with a Prime membership) right now. I've heard the theme song numerous times but never watched the movie until now.


RAMMEL

Couldn't decide where else to put this --- so ---- I'll put it here.  :thumbup:
http://vimeo.com/30014163
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Oldiesmann

A classic from Yiddish comedian Mickey Katz featuring the always-funny Mel Blanc on vocals


Oldiesmann

Spike Jones is so much funnier when you can watch the zaniness. From the 1945 film Bring On The Girls.


Oldiesmann

Proof that great music never dies. Bill Anderson is 82 in this video and Ray Stevens is 80.


Vanilla-Jackie

Autistic and blind boy puts my singing voice to shame...



" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey

RAMMEL

Take a look at -
http://www.pcdon.com/page90.html
Some of your old fav's have to be there.  Check out the whole site.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Oldiesmann

Found this old gem recently. Apparently it dates back to 1936 in the UK. This version was recorded in the mid-40s.


Oldiesmann

A great performance of the old Jimmie Davis song "Supper Time" by Bill Anderson. If you like this, check out the Country Road TV YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvsZTV36p6nyQ91CKK0zHIg as there are plenty more great clips there.


Vanilla-Jackie


" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey

Vanilla-Jackie


" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey

Tomereader1

Jackie, and anyone else looking in here.  Today my local PBS station ran "The King and I", which was not the Yul Brynner one, but the staging was absolutely awesome, the lady that played Mrs. Anna, (her name is Kelly something I think) has the most gorgeous voice, and is a wonderful actress also. I had seen the older movie several times, but IMHO I think this one is the best.  I know they've done some "modernized" ones on the stage, but this movie is breathtaking.  The Rodgers and Hammerstein songs are beyond compare, musically and poetic, fitting right in with the story line.
I hope Don is peeking in here, and will comment on if he has seen this version!
If so, Hey, Radioman!

Tomereader1

Jackie, on YouTube, it is the 2018 Broadway Revival of The King and I.  The leading lady is Kellie O'Hara.

Vanilla-Jackie

May 17, 2020, 07:52:35 pm #526 Last Edit: May 17, 2020, 07:54:32 pm by Vanilla-Jackie
Tomereader...
...i will look this up in the morning, it has now turned my bedtime, 12.50am UK, had to stay up to take my 6 hourly antibiotic-pencilling tablet...

Like most people i am only familiar with the Yul Brynner version of the King and I, so rather inquisitive now to watch your Kellie O'Hara version for comparison..

" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey

Oldiesmann

Australian country singer Mary Schneider makes this look easy... :o


Vanilla-Jackie

May 18, 2020, 03:45:47 am #528 Last Edit: May 18, 2020, 03:48:56 am by Vanilla-Jackie
Oh yes, the Broadway Revival version 2015 of the King and I would definitely be to my liking...another i have been to see at the theatre is Miss Saigon, been to see that a good 4-5 or 6 times with varying Kim's..

" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey

Tomereader1

I have never seen "Miss Saigon" but have wanted to, and seem to run into other life happenings whenever it appears on stage here.  Maybe someday.

Oldiesmann

It's amazing what managed to fly under the radar in the 1940s...


Oldiesmann

Here's one the tech-savvy folks will enjoy. It's a parody of Frank Zappa's "Valley Girl" poking fun at Silicon Valley businessmen (especially the IT folks) of the early 80s, complete with quite a few now-highly-dated tech references.


Oldiesmann

In addition to being a great singer and guitarist, Glen Campbell apparently knew how to play bagpipes as well. This song was originally a hit for Wings in the late 70s (except in the US where it only managed to peak at #45 on the "Adult Contemporary" chart).


Vanilla-Jackie

June 02, 2020, 07:33:34 am #533 Last Edit: June 02, 2020, 07:37:07 am by Vanilla-Jackie
Old Time Music Halls..Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson..( Cockney Medleys ) My Old Man Said Follow the Van...Any Old Iron..



" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey

Vanilla-Jackie

The Swinging 60's...Dusty Springfield...Wishing And Hoping...



" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey