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"Just Plain Old Music"

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Vanilla-Jackie

June 18, 2020, 04:19:09 pm #540 Last Edit: June 18, 2020, 04:21:36 pm by Vanilla-Jackie
The late Bob hope was another who entertained the troops..from 1941 onwards..." Thanks For The Memory.."

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

Vanilla-Jackie


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

Oldiesmann

Prolific surf/instrumental band The Ventures (of "Hawaii Five-O" and "Walk, Don't Run" fame) inexplicably released an album of country covers in 1963, which includes this great version of "Wabash Cannonball"


Oldiesmann

A great take on a song originally recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1935 from Teresa Brewer. This version is from 1949.


Vanilla-Jackie

July 06, 2020, 03:00:50 am #544 Last Edit: July 06, 2020, 03:02:34 am by Vanilla-Jackie
" Those were the days," my friend, we thought they'd never end....



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

Oldiesmann

Two big music-related deaths today - Italian film composer Ennio Morricone (91, best known for his music from various western films, particularly The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) and American country musician Charlie Daniels (83, "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" among others).

One of my favorites from Ennio Morricone:

And from Charlie Daniels:

Oldiesmann

My latest strange find... A 1962 song done by an Italian group called The Latins (and also by another Italian group called I Romans - I'm not sure which group did it first) with lyrics in both Italian and Arabic. As if that wasn't strange enough, it was later adapted for a Bollywood (Hindi-language) film in the mid-90s which included the addition of an English-language rap part (search "habibi twist karenge twist" on YouTube if you're curious).


Vanilla-Jackie

July 20, 2020, 12:46:38 am #547 Last Edit: July 20, 2020, 12:48:26 am by Vanilla-Jackie
Oldiesmann ( Michael )
... sorry this does not appeal to me but, many years ago i did enjoy watching those colourful ( dancing - singing - music ) " Bollywood " tv films...but i am going back a good 40 - 50 years maybe...

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

Marilyne

Michael - I can see why that one never reached #1 on Billboard's Top Ten! ;D ha ha.

Jackie - Those "Bollywood" musical numbers with all the beautiful women, are still available on TV.  There is a channel that runs 24/7.  Also one from China, that features lovely young woman doing precision dancing.     

Vanilla-Jackie

July 20, 2020, 01:40:09 pm #549 Last Edit: July 20, 2020, 02:32:00 pm by Vanilla-Jackie
Just digging through some old music and came across this....If we thought we had it hard, spare a thought for the tough life of Welsh miners..some working mines are still in existence and in operation, some still even planned....
These men, however hard their working lives were, they still came out singing.....link...


https://www.nsenergybusiness.com/features/coal-mining-uk/



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

Oldiesmann

Quote from: Marilyne on July 20, 2020, 10:35:14 amMichael - I can see why that one never reached #1 on Billboard's Top Ten! ;D ha ha.

Jackie - Those "Bollywood" musical numbers with all the beautiful women, are still available on TV.  There is a channel that runs 24/7.  Also one from China, that features lovely young woman doing precision dancing.     


I don't think it was ever released in the US. Americans were more obsessed with tropical paradises and exotic African locations at the time. I guess the Middle East was seen as exotic to Europeans at the time.

Oldiesmann

Here's another great exotic tune from the early 60s recorded by one of the biggest stars of the era. Caterina Valente is an Italian singer who, according to Wikipedia, speaks 6 languages and can sing in 11. She would have been about 29 when this was recorded in 1960. In this case, she's singing in Greek. This song became well known in the US after an instrumental version was recorded by legendary surf guitarist Dick Dale in 1963.


Vanilla-Jackie

Michael...
... i am old enough to remember both of those names...Caterina Valente ( singer ) and Edmundo Ros ( band leader )

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

Tomereader1

Didn't Valente have a record that got a lot of play here in the U.S., back in the late 50's or early 60's? 

Vanilla-Jackie

Just reading up on Caterina Valente ( wikipedia ) where it says she can speak six languages...French Italian German English Spanish and Swedish...all of which she can sing in...In addition she is capable of singing in Dutch Portuguese Hebrew Greek and Japanese... 

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

Oldiesmann

Quote from: Tomereader1 on July 21, 2020, 04:10:09 pmDidn't Valente have a record that got a lot of play here in the U.S., back in the late 50's or early 60's? 

I'm not having any luck digging up info on that, though she apparently hit #13 here with "The Breeze and I" in 1955 or 56.

Vanilla-Jackie

I have come up with an album that was released in the United States back in 1956 called " The Hi - Fi Nightingale " maybe the popular song you are referring to is on this...

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

Oldiesmann

That was the first song on that album so that's probably the one you're thinking of.


Oldiesmann

This was released in 1960 and was based on a traditional Arabic tune called "Ya Mustafa". There doesn't seem to be much info on Kenny Day but either way this is a catchy tune. One of the more interesting tunes to come from the "exotica" fad of the 50s and early 60s.


Tomereader1

"The Breeze and I" - - that's the song I was thinking of.  Thanks!

Marilyne

Tome - I had forgotten about The Breeze and I- a beautiful melody and lyrics.  Also I had forgotten about Catarina Valente, with her lovely voice.  Reminds me of a similar voice and singer - Nana Mouskouri, who is a Greek singer, and also can sing in any language.  She's recorded just about every love song ever written, and it's a pleasure  to sit and listen to her.  I remember Even Now, as being one of my favorites.  I didn't look her up on YouTube, because the sound is such poor quality on my computer.   Not enjoyable to listen until I get it adjusted. 

Tomereader1

Oh, Marilyne.  I still think we are sisters.  I just love Nana Mouskouri, I have a couple of her CD's. We seem to have eclectic music tastes, as well as in movies.
Another favorite of mine, not singing in other languages, is Edyie (sp) Gorme. She and hubby Steve Lawrence, a great duo, but I have a CD with just her singing.
Also, Vickie Carr, she has an album in Spanish.  For male singers, do you remember John Gary!  Oh what a mellow voice.

Oldiesmann

Bobby Rydell had a big hit back in 1960 with a song called "Sway", which is an English adaptation of a Spanish tune known as "¿Quién será?". 16 years later, he recorded a new version - this time with a Disco beat. The disco version didn't even crack the top 100, but did manage to hit #27 on the Adult Contemporary chart according to Wikipedia. It works, somehow.


Vanilla-Jackie

July 30, 2020, 12:56:58 am #563 Last Edit: July 30, 2020, 12:59:00 am by Vanilla-Jackie
Michael, yes i remember that name, that singer..Bobby Rydell..

Marilyne - Tomereader...
Yes i too love Nana Mouskouri, love her voice, her songs..


Do you remember also Demis Roussos..



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

Oldiesmann

Speaking of Roussos, here's a great song he did called "Race to the End" - a version of the theme from "Chariots of Fire" with lyrics written by British singer Jon Anderson (lead singer and co-founder of the band Yes). What's most interesting is that Demis Roussos actually knew the composer of "Chariots of Fire" - they were both in a band called Aphrodite's Child before embarking on solo careers.


Vanilla-Jackie

I remember that bands name Aphrodite's Child, although have no clue as to who was in it....

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

Oldiesmann

Related to my post in "Television Today", Wilford Brimley was also a singer. This is from an album he did with country band Riders in the Sky in 2013. Apparently quite a few artists have recorded this song over the years.


Oldiesmann

A somewhat obscure country song from the late 60s or early 70s. Not the same as the famous murder ballad of the same name.