Fave songs from way back when!!


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This is Linda Ronstadt's version of Smokey Robinson's "Ooh! Baby baby!"

The alto sax solo is by the jazz saxophonist David Sanborn

 
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I find this tune quite haunting, by the late Grover Washington Jr. It was originally recorded by Peabo Bryson.
Written by John Bettis & Walter Anasieff


He's better known for this.

 
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This is before my time, but I grew up with it on a 45. So it is a fave. 45's now that is some history.

 
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The Four Freshman were pretty original in that they played their instruments to a professional standard.
And their knowledge of what was possible with close harmony singing still amazes me.


A much underated singer. I admire singers who can hold "long tones" like a professional instrument player.



One for Logan

 

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Thank you Sean, do you notice the difference between the original one that the Carpenters did and the royal Philharmonic orchestra one?, i think that they're the same.
 
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Too wet to do any gardening today.

But I heard this Jerome Kern song in a 2017 TV film last night which I'd recorded from a few days ago.
It's certainly from, "way back when...1936."

Sometimes a bit of a romantic scene in a film set to a really nice "standard," played by a live band, is enough to make me want to learn to play it, even if I'd never considered it before.

Anyway, there you go.

I've had it a year, but I'm still really impressed with the versitility of my Tyros 5. The choir voices run to dozens and are quite realistic and you can choose different harmonies. I'm using "Haa Boys" as the backing.

 
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Due to her developing Parkinson's, we won't be hearing her sing live again, which is a shame. She is still one of my favourite singers.
She could sing anything.


 
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The Lennon Sisters ~ Que Sera Sera
I do like female trios.
The Lennon Sisters, followed in the footsteps of The Andrews Sisters.

But even before them singing close harmony, there were The Boswell Sisters, in the twenties and early thirties, they dispanded in 1934.

Way ahead of their time. I bought an album of theirs about thirty years ago when I found out about them.

.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oslbxm1MA9E


Short documentary

 
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I do like female trios.
The Lennon Sisters, followed in the footsteps of The Andrews Sisters.

But even before them singing close harmony, there were The Boswell Sisters, in the twenties and early thirties, they dispanded in 1934.

Way ahead of their time. I bought an album of theirs about thirty years ago when I found out about them.

.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oslbxm1MA9E


Short documentary

The music of the Boswell Sisters is elegant!
 
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