Fave songs from way back when!!


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If you're talking about first records. This was mine.


The track that follows this video is "Laura," one of my favourite tunes, I like to play myself.


My first LP was this a 10" I bought it after seeing the film.





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This is from 1964
I remember her being on TV with this one, I was about 7, i wanted to be like her and be a singer. I could sing at that age.
 

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I remember my dad had a lot of old 78 records that we played on a grammerphone player, can't remember the titles of them.
 
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Sounds very good but a bit before my time. But you play very well.
Thanks for that....Laura was well "before my time" it's just a tune I like.

I never considered I had an era, as I listened to my parents and aunt's records bought before and during WWll, which they still had when I was in primary school. Then stuff on the radio. I didn't start buying records until 45 singles came along. You could say my era was that of Cliff Richard, Adam Faith etc., but I'd never have bought British pop as they started out just copying better American artists. I did buy a few Buddy Holly, Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry and the like, but mostly a few jazz albums for many years and the popular US groups and singers of the seventies and eighties. Eagles, Bread, Linda Ronstadt, Hall & Oates, etc.,

Ten years ago I didn't have a single 45rpm record, they'd all got chucked away over time or lost during several house moves, I had just vinyl albums, CDs and a lot of mp3s on a computer.

I started buying 45s that partly represented the eras when jukeboxes were popular, but only those recordings that I would pay to listen to. There's no pure jazz 45s, the likes of Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans and many others I've on albums and CDs, as few were released, as they never sold well.

I started buying good quality ones on eBay and specialist sites, some were mint. It's quite a wide spread. I wouldn't like to admit to how much they all cost. But "it's a hobby."


50/60/70/80s Pop/Doo-Wop/Jazz Standards.

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Motown and similar.

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...Laura was well "before my time" it's just a tune I like.
Oh i see, it's a very nice tune,of course we did have a small record player as well as the gramophone player. I was influenced by my brothers at the start. One liked the Beatles and the other liked the Rolling stones as well as others, they watched Top of the Pops.

I didn't get any Carpenters records until 1975, I realised that i could sing to them. My mother bought me the singles album then i was hooked.
 
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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)


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Ive heard his music too
 
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I did like Karen Carpenter.

I liked the composition of Natalie Cole's song, the "question and answer" format with the participation of the two female backing singers.
No fancy outfits, just a, "come as you are" effect, but great voices and excellent harmonisation.
Today's artists(?) try to hide their lack of talent with outrageous performances. Look at the singers from the past on Youtube and you'll notice (or not notice) the lack of props. They simply stand in there and sing.
 
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I have to admit
s ome of the best pop songs were written around four chords, maybe sometimes with a couple of others bunged into the "middle eight." But there's a finite number of combination of notes which will fit around four chords that sound good or don't sound much like another pop song..
However, many of the enduring pre WWll songs and even some today, were written, melody first, then chords chosen to fit afterwards.

Of the more contemporary composer, Neil Sedaka comes to mind, who was a "melody first, chords later," song writer.
 
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I watched a 2009 film on TV the other night called "Northern Lights." I'd watched it a few years ago. One of the main characters was played by Leann Rimes, opposite Eddie Cibrian. She was quite good in it. (She didn't sing).
During the making of the film they had an affair (didn't surprise me, the way they were with each other, when I found out later) while both were married to other people at the time (and he had two kids).

They both got divorced and married each other in 2011. I belive they remain married.

Anyway, I've always liked this song, written by Dianne Warren (look her up she's had an amazing number of familiar hits by top recording stars) . It set a record for staying on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 69 weeks. She's earned a fortune from recordings, but you don't hear much of her, she's worth tens of millions of dollars..


I can play all my favourite songs. This was on my old leccy piano a few years ago.

 
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I may have posted this before, or it maay have been on one of the several music messageboards I read and post on. It's an mp3 track I made from an LP I bought as a teenager in 1958.
I put it on YouTube, (lots of positine messages) it amazes me the number of hits a mostly unknow tune, played by a mostly unknown jazz guitarist has got, over 20,000.

The backing comes in after the first chorus.

 
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I may have posted this before, or it maay have been on one of the several music messageboards I read and post on. It's an mp3 track I made from an LP I bought as a teenager in 1958.
I put it on YouTube, (lots of positine messages) it amazes me the number of hits a mostly unknow tune, played by a mostly unknown jazz guitarist has got, over 20,000.

The backing comes in after the first chorus.

Is that like a genre' called full note jazz?
 
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