Fave songs from way back when!!


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@Sean Regan inspired me to start this thread........thanks !(y)

The Honeycombs ' Have I the Right?'was the first record I bought back in 64......still love it now!!

Come on all you shakers and groovers ..share your ' Raves From The Graves'
 
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I've mentioned my interest in vintage pop, jazz and Motown, but there are other eras, like the seventies that appeal to me. Scanning my LPs, there's Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, Bread, Robert Palmer, Fleetwood Mac, Carole King and several more. But I was particularly fond of Hall & Oates. Daryl Hall has written some great songs.
There's a lot of videos on YouTube of "Live From Daryl's House," where he and invited guests sing his and their songs, as well as they did twenty or thirty years ago.

Here he is singing a long-time favourite with the young singer Rumer.


Lots of other well known guests.


Lots more favourites on there.

Never really fond of the Beatles, but I like this this Scandi girl's version



So I taught myself to busk it (and the guitar solo is so easy play)


https://app.box.com/s/iiwtq3pkefstk5blyickuc2mmshguxmg
 
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Wow ,is that you playing !!! Very impressive!

Loved most of the above too, especially Carole King, have a few of her LPs.
 
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There's a lot of "girl groups" isn't there?

One might think that The Andrews Sisters started the trend in close harmony popular singing in the forties.

But with so many things in music, it had all been done before, in this case, the thirties, with the Boswell Sisters, I've an album of theirs on a cassette.

 
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Songs that come to mind which I had and listened to Canned Heat let’s work together, Free all right now THe Troggs Wild Thing ,And played by radio Caroline all the time Manfred man DoWahDiddy Diddy happy days:)
 
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Wow ,is that you playing !!! Very impressive!

Loved most of the above too, especially Carole King, have a few of her LPs.
I've Carole King's "Pearls" on LP where she sings the songs she wrote with the late Gerry Goffin for other people some twenty-odd years before.

 
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Free and Canned Heat!!! ...Thanks for that @Zenj , forgotten them..going to Google them now......and the Troggs!!....saw them at Top Rank!:)
 
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A good source of original songs can be found on YouTube clips of "Cold Case Endings."

"Cold Case," was a US TV series which ran for well over a hundred episodes. In each episode a case was re-investigated from any decade, the programme included original scenes. . The final scene was always accompanied by a recording popular when the crime was committed.

These endings have become a cult and many of them have been uploaded to YouTube by different people.
If you've never seen these before, the final scene shows the suspects and witnesses "as they were and as they are now."




This one could bring a tear to your eye. It's my favourite episode, though very sad, it has been described as LBGT-friendly

 
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More from the twins


They can do Beach Boys too. Really good voices, they can hold long tones and are right on the note.

 
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The first song that I like and sang...apparently.........was The Story Of My Life by a Michael Holliday...........1958!.....I was only a toddler too!:ROFLMAO::D
 
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The first song that I like and sang...apparently.........was The Story Of My Life by a Michael Holliday...........1958!.....I was only a toddler too!:ROFLMAO::D
It amused me in my youth that he had his own show on TV for a while. Anyone unaware, might have thought he was a really big man, because you never saw any guest standing next to him. But in reality he was quite short.
 
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Ever since I was a young kid I liked the great singers of the 40s and 50s. Guys like Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and even Dean Martin. The orchestration and vocals from those people still sound wonderful. I also had a crush on Dinah Shore. She had a great voice and was such a happy person. I still love to spend an afternoon with the headphones on listening to that era of music.
 
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Ever since I was a young kid I liked the great singers of the 40s and 50s. Guys like Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and even Dean Martin. The orchestration and vocals from those people still sound wonderful. I also had a crush on Dinah Shore. She had a great voice and was such a happy person. I still love to spend an afternoon with the headphones on listening to that era of music.
A lot of ex-big band singers had rewarding careers in the fifties and early sixties.

There were some great songs for them to sing. Some I find quite emotive.

Like this one, by Jo Stafford. She was originally the lead singer of "The Pied Pipers" Tommy Dorsey's Band's vocal group.
Over a million have listened to it on YouTube.


It was featured in the first series of "A Place to Call Home," when they were using all contemporary original recordings, that suited and enhanced the scene over which they were played.

This went out the window in series two, when the used mostly naff covers and "the magic was lost."
 

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Kathy Curby springs to mind with secret love. I was under 5, I wanted to be a singer. I was amazed at her red lipstick and her white teeth. Of course i was guessing it was red. thought that i have to have white teeth to be one.
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Here's another favourite, "The liltin' Miss Tilton," used in another Cold Case ending. She was popular in the USA during WW2.

I've not linked the video as the reproduction is poor. The episode was about WASP, the American women who did the same job as our. ATA. The Air Transport Auxiliary, delivering new planes to airfields.


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I'm digressing now but one of our ATA girls was Diana Barnato-Walker

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Barnato_Walker.

There's been a BBC documentary on her.

She was the daughter of Millionaire Woolf Barnato

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolf_Barnato

This was the family home in West London, designed by architect Edwin Lutyens' son.

When I took this photo nearly twenty years ago it had long become a nursing home. The grandmother of our daughter's partner, lived there.

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Otis Redding........brilliant ,esp Dock of the Bay. Died so young in a tragic accident. Loved his voice....still have the records(y)
 

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