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"Just Plain Old Music"

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

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Oldiesmann


Vanilla-Jackie

Reminds me of another story teller...Wink Martindale - Deck of Cards..





" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   

Oldiesmann

That was a good one. My favorite storytelling artist is Red Sovine, though many of his songs were pretty sad ("Teddy Bear", "Giddy-Up Go", "Roses for Mama", etc.)

Oldiesmann

Another talent has died. Don Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers, died yesterday at the age of 84. Here's his version of the classic "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", from his 1970 self-titled album.


Vanilla-Jackie

Judith Durham, The Seekers - Turn, Turn, Turn..





" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   

Vanilla-Jackie

Judith Durham, The Seekers - The Carnival is Over..





" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   

Vanilla-Jackie

Clyde Mcphatter - My Island of Dreams..







" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   

Oldiesmann

Clyde McPhatter was the original lead singer of The Drifters in the early 50s. He sang lead on "White Christmas".

Here's a catchy one from Sid Bass & His Orchestra from the late 50s.

Vanilla-Jackie

A catchy tune, i smiled at the idiom, With Bells On...I did not realise Clyde McPhatter was lead singer of The Drifters, another group i loved...

" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   

Oldiesmann

He was only lead singer for the first couple of years. Several others took over after he left (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Drifters#Lineups for more - the group had a large number of lineup changes over the years).

Here's another fun "space age pop" tune from the late 50s. This is from an album called Jet Flight, where each song is supposed to represent something in a particular country ("Holiday in London", "Rainy Night in Paris", "Jumpin' Johannesburg" (South Africa), etc.). The entire album is on YouTube if you want to hear more.


Oldiesmann

If you've ever watched cartoons, particularly the classic Warner Brothers cartoons of the 40s and 50s, you've likely heard this before. This was written by Raymond Scott, a bandleader, musician, composer and (later) electronic music pioneer. This is probably one of his most recognizable works, though most people likely have no idea what it's called or who wrote it.


Vanilla-Jackie

This is a fun piece, i have never seen anyone play at such speed...Roy Clark - 12th Street Rag





" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   

Vanilla-Jackie

Another fun piece with banjo speed...Duelling Banjos





" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   

Oldiesmann

Quote from: Vanilla-Jackie on September 01, 2021, 04:44:10 PMThis is a fun piece, i have never seen anyone play at such speed...Roy Clark - 12th Street Rag



Roy Clark was an amazing guitarist.

RAMMEL

Talk about the left hand knowing what the right hand is doing.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Oldiesmann

Another great one showing off Roy Clark's guitar skills. He was in his mid-30s here.


Vanilla-Jackie

Rammel..longtime since i last heard that expression, yes i agree..

" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   

Oldiesmann

A great rendition of the Bert Kaempfert song "Moon Over Naples" (better known as "Blue Spanish Eyes" - the lyrics were added later).


RAMMEL

Quote from: Oldiesmann on September 04, 2021, 01:04:30 PM"Moon Over Naples" (better known as "Blue Spanish Eyes"
I didn't know that.  I thought it sounded familiar when it started playing. I guess that's why we should read the written part  :2funny:
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Oldiesmann

An interesting rendition of "The Trolley Song" (as made famous by Judy Garland in the movie Meet Me In St. Louis) from 1959.


Vanilla-Jackie


" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   

Oldiesmann

Peggy March's great rendition of Jimmy Webb's "Didn't We", from the 1970 album Meine Welt ("My World"). Although she only had one big hit in the US ("I Will Follow Him" in 1963), she found fame later on in Germany and continued recording songs until the early 80s. She's now 73.


Vanilla-Jackie

I remember " Little Peggy March " I Will Follow Him...

" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   

Oldiesmann

A forgotten vocal version of the classic instrumental piece "Popcorn" by French band Anarchic System from 1972. This song was written and originally recorded by Gershon Kingsley in 1969. The song became world famous in 1972 after a version was recorded by a group known as Hot Butter.


Vanilla-Jackie

Turn Turn Turn...beautifully sung by Judy Collins...she is now 82..





" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   

Vanilla-Jackie

Patsy Cline...Just a Closer Walk with Thee...





" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "   

Oldiesmann

A great song from 1974. There are two well-known versions of this song. The version you're familiar with is likely dependent on what part of the world you're in. This hit #2 in the UK and was also a hit in Australia, Ireland and South Africa. Meanwhile, the version by Three Dog Night was a hit in the US, Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands and New Zealand. I personally like Leo Sayer's version better (especially since he wrote it).


Oldiesmann

On weekdays, the local oldies station plays requests from noon to 1. On Fridays, they have a "Freaky Friday" theme, encouraging people to request crazy/obscure songs, and this is one I heard on the way to work on Friday. This hit #39 in the US in 1964 and is the only Beatles-themed novelty song to hit the top 40 in the US. This is sung to the tune of a song called "We Love You Conrad" from the musical Bye Bye Birdie.


Oldiesmann

The song that ended up leading to the biggest hit a Dutch rock group ever had.