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"Just Plain Old Music"

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

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Oldiesmann

An unusual version of "Jingle Bells" from Australia's yodeling queen. She was in her mid-80s when this was recorded in 2017, though the video has only been on YouTube for a couple of months. I wish I could do this now, let alone well into my 80s. She's now 89.


Oldiesmann

An interesting take on the classic "You Are My Sunshine" that really brings out just how depressing the song actually is (not the upbeat happy tune people usually think of it as).

Vanilla-Jackie

December 04, 2021, 04:30:15 AM #782 Last Edit: December 04, 2021, 07:02:36 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Ha ha Michael, now this version IS depressing, no wonder they call themselves The " Dead " South ....think i will stick with the usual...Underneath is a more " alive " version..

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

Vanilla-Jackie


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

Oldiesmann

December 09, 2021, 01:39:56 AM #784 Last Edit: December 09, 2021, 01:45:45 AM by Oldiesmann
Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart put a new emphasis on the "blue" part of "Blue Christmas". From the 1992 album A Very Special Christmas 2. Ann is singing while her sister Nancy plays the steel guitar.


Oldiesmann

Mike Nesmith has died at the age of 78, leaving Micky Dolenz (76) as the last living member of The Monkees. This was Mike's only top 40 hit as a solo artist, peaking at #21 in 1970. Many songs he wrote ended up being hits for other artists though (not counting what was recorded by The Monkees), most notably "Different Drum", which was a big hit for The Stone Poneys (featuring Linda Ronstadt) in 1967.


Vanilla-Jackie

December 11, 2021, 01:05:40 AM #786 Last Edit: December 11, 2021, 03:31:36 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
I remember the " Monkeys " and their ( UK ) tv comedy programme of " here we come, walking down the street, hey hey, we're the Monkeys " takes me back to the 60's... Sad, only one left of the four..

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

MarsGal

December 14, 2021, 07:15:50 AM #787 Last Edit: December 14, 2021, 07:20:29 AM by MarsGal

Gosh, why didn't I notice the insert icon for YouTube before?

MarsGal

Here is the Nelson Riddle Orchestra with Frank Sinatra. I was looking for a Christmans song, but I ran across this and liked Sinatra's opening sentiment.


MarsGal

Always a toe tapper, Earl Flatt and Lester Scruggs with the Foggy Mountain Boys. This is Cripple Creek.


MarsGal

And one for Christmas - U.S. Army Band


Oldiesmann

On that note, comedian Ray Stevens tells a story of the neighbor kid who gets a drum set for Christmas...


Oldiesmann


Vanilla-Jackie

Another version of Little Drummer Boy by Boney M...





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

Vanilla-Jackie

Marys Boy Child by Boney M..





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

Vanilla-Jackie

December 18, 2021, 04:27:54 PM #795 Last Edit: December 18, 2021, 04:33:10 PM by Vanilla-Jackie
Another favourite version by Harry Belafonte...







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

Oldiesmann

I used to hear Boney M's version of "Mary's Boy Child" on the local oldies station every year as a kid. Great song.

Here's a great one from Anne Murray. This was written by Canadian country/folk singer-songwriter Rita MacNeil and originally recorded by her in 1988. Anne Murray recorded it in 1993 (and hers is the only other version of this song I've been able to find oddly enough).

Vanilla-Jackie

Don't think i have heard this before, very nice, a typical Rita MacNeil type of song...Remember her " Working Man " big hit...she was a big lady with the most powerful voice...

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

RAMMEL

"written by Canadian" but I believe Anne Murray is an Aussie.  Usually like her singing.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Oldiesmann

Quote from: RAMMEL on December 20, 2021, 09:46:07 AM"written by Canadian" but I believe Anne Murray is an Aussie.  Usually like her singing.

Rita MacNeil was Canadian and Anne Murray is as well (born in Nova Scotia and I believe she currently lives in the Toronto area)

On an unrelated note, here's an interesting version of "Jingle Bells" sung in both Neapolitan and English.

Oldiesmann

The voice behind Spike Jones' classic "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" - 6-foot-tall, 250-pound trumpet virtuoso George Rock (look up Spike's "Minka" to see his trumpet skills in action). This is from a live TV performance in the mid-1950s.


RAMMEL

Quote from: Oldiesmann on December 22, 2021, 01:34:04 AMRita MacNeil was Canadian and Anne Murray is as well (born in Nova Scotia and I believe she currently lives in the Toronto area)
Don't know where I picked up my info, but best to know what's right..   Thanks Oldiesman
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

RAMMEL

One I liked --- 70 years ag.
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"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Oldiesmann

A nice rendition of an old German Christmas song by a couple of talented Austrian ladies. The first verse is in German while the rest is in English. The English lyrics are pretty close in meaning to the original German.


Oldiesmann


Oldiesmann

Found this fun tune earlier. Andy Fisher is an Austrian singer and this was released in 1967.

Oldiesmann

A fun rendition of the song "I Wan'na Be Like You" (from the 1967 Disney version of Jungle Book). I'm not sure what year this clip is from, but the band originally recorded it in 1968.


Oldiesmann

Jerry Lewis miming Leroy Anderson's famous "The Typewriter" from the 1963 film Who's Minding The Store?.


Oldiesmann

One of the few recordings of the vocal version of "Blue Tango". This was originally an instrumental piece composed by Leroy Anderson. Mitchell Parish added lyrics once the song became a hit, but the instrumental version remains more popular.


Oldiesmann

Here's a fun one based on a couple of Russian folk songs that exploded across Europe in the late 60s. Lyrics were added at some point and versions have been recorded in numerous languages - Russian, German, Spanish, Italian, French and more (but none in English - apparently Russian folk songs weren't as popular in England and the US). Some versions of this include a part of a third Russian song in the middle. This was released in 1968.