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  1. WARNING: THIS POST WILL PROBABLY ONLY INTEREST OLD FARTS LIKE ME (and Marlin, Xracer, berto, Tranter . . . et al, ad fininitum ;)) of course! :D

    What songs among the "oldies" (I'm talking 1950s, 1960s, 1970s here) were your favorites? I have just acquired, though a strange concatenation of events which shall remain a mystery, quite a number of songs that fit into this category. I've been listening to them all evening, some of which I haven't heard in over 40 years! Among my favorites . . .

    House of the Rising Sun -- The Animals
    I Fought the Law -- Bobby Fuller Four
    I Think We're Alone Now -- Shondells
    England Swings Like a Pendulum Do -- Roger Miller (maybe Tranter???)
    Lipstick on Your Collar -- Connie Francis
    Moody River -- Pat Boone
    Only the Lonely -- Roy Orbison
    Run to Him -- Bobby Vee

    Many, many others, actually. What were some of your favorites?
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  2. Alpo

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    That's England Swings. :)

    A whole lot of Connie Francis - Who's Sorry Now?
    Take a Letter, Maria - R. B. Greaves
    I'll admit it. Tony Orlando. Knock Three Times.
    And I like bubble gum music.
    I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family
    Chewy Chewy - The Ohio Express
    Simon Says - 1910 Fruitgum Company
    I'm Broke and Venus - A and B sides by Frankie Avalon
    Daydream Believer - the Monkees
    Ever heard Speedy Gonzalez, by Pat Boone? I hadn't until the other day, but it made it to Billboard's #6 in '63. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIFgouHdlro&feature=related
    Fernando - Abba
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    Thats some good ones. :)
    I've been on a Simon and Garfunkel / Jim Croce binge the last week or so.
    Today I picked up a good CD in the cheapskate rack. $4.99 :D
    Ray Charles "R&B Soul" :cool:
    Georgia On My Mind
    Hit The Road Jack
    What'd I Say
    etc.
    Great disk. :)

    Art
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  4. armedandsafe

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    Lessee, Today I ran through about 4 1/2 hours of 50's R&R, setting up the CD for the 50th reunion next month. Then I cooled off with Benny, Bix and Glen, with a little YoYo thrown in for good measure.

    Did somebody mention "old pharts?" :D

    Pops
  5. Lead Lobber

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    Kingston Trio - all their stuff
    The 4 Lettermen
    Lionel Hampton - Golden Vibes
    Frank Sinatra
    Benny Goodman
    Beatles
    Stones

    And the list goes on - the above is incomplete
  6. Well Pops, I really didn't mean to include as oldies such songs as "Over There" and "It's a Long Way to Tipperary." :D;):p
  7. armedandsafe

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    AH, the memories. (Some actually true. :D )

    Pops
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    Ah, the mammaries; some came in pairs .... :rolleyes:
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    Hi-Way Star - Deep Purple
    Frankenstien - The Edgar Winter Band
    Rock and Roll All Night (and Party Every Day) - Kiss
    Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nuggent
    An American Band - Grand Funk Railraod
    American Pie - Don McCleanan?
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    Roy Orbison-all of his stuff, same with the Everly Bros.
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    Boss Skags - Lone me a dime - I know, I'm not spelling it right, but this is classic, old rythm/blues - Someone lone a dime .... ?

    Geez, or LOAN me a quarter, I wish I could spell ... opens the way to a new verse, in light of our current level of education (sigh) ..
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    Saint James Infirmary. Best blues song ever!!! :)

    Art
  13. TranterUK

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    The older I get the better I was.

    Music, there was music? When I got married my brother in law couldn't believe I didn't own a record player.

    'I couldn't live without my music' he wined. I couldn't live without decent group's I'd reply, and I wasn't talking music.
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  14. Lead Lobber

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    artabr - I never knew the album title, just the signature tune that ran at least 10 minutes (not sure) back in the ******ties ) not sure there, either.

    But it is mesmerizing, irrestistable, like Bo Derek, listening to "Bolero" in Ten, another work of art that slowly builds to a musical cresendo.

    Those were the days.
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    It's nice to hang out here. Some of you guys make me feel young.

    I was a bit of a musician myself in those days, so on the one hand, I was right partial to Schoetz, Bach, Handel, Buxtehude, and Beethovan.

    And on the other, I spent a lot of time with Iron Butterfly; Jimi Hendrix; The Doors; Jefferson Airplane; Chicago; Cream / Blind Faith; Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention; Steppenwolf; Santana; Jethro Tull; Big Brother & the Holding Company; Blood, Sweat & Tears; The Who; Pink Floyd; Led Zeppelin; Leon Russell; and such folks. I was the person people called to "do lights" for their parties. Whoa - psychedelic, man - Far out.
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    Lobber, I had a big brain Phart. The song is "Lone Me A Dime". Scagg's recorded it in 1969 on the album "Boz Scagg". I got it mixed up with "St. James Infirmary". Both are great songs that I haven't heard in years. I think I might spend a little money to update my collection so next time I'll know the difference. :D

    Art
  17. Remember "Ebony Eyes," "Cathy's Clown," and "Lucille," Berto, not to mention "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "Only the Lonely?" :D
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    England Swings -- Roger Miller
    Against the Wind -- Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
    Alabam' -- Copas, Cowboy
    All for the Love of a Girl -- Johnny Horton
    Are the Good Times Really Over -- Merle Haggard
    Baby Please Don't Go -- Them
    Ballad of a Teenage Queen -- Johnny Cash
    The Ballad of Ira Hayes -- Johnny Cash
    The Battle of New Orleans -- Johnny Horton
    The Bottle Let me Down -- Merle Haggard
    A Boy Named Sue -- Johnny Cash
    Break on Through -- The Doors
    Casey Jones -- Johnny Cash
    Cats in the Cradle -- Johnny Cash
    Classified -- C.W. McCall
    Cocaine Blues -- Johnny Cash
    Comanche -- Johnny Horton
    Crispy Critters -- C.W. McCall
    Daddy Frank -- Merle Haggard
    Daddy Sang Bass -- Johnny Cash
    Danger Zone -- Kenny Loggins (Maybe '80's)
    Delia's Gone -- Johnny Cash (A truly strange song, but I like it)
    Devil With a Blue Dress On -- Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
    Devil Woman -- Marty Robbins
    Don't Take Your Guns to Town -- Johnny Cash
    Down in the Valley -- Johnny Cash
    The Fightin' Side of Me -- Merle Haggard
    Fishin' in the Dark -- The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Five Feet High and Rising -- Johnny Cash
    Five O' Clock World -- The Vogues
    Folsom Prison Blues -- Johnny Cash
    Fortunate Son -- Credence Clearwater Revival
    Frankie's Man, Johnny -- Johnny Cash
    From A Jack to a King -- Ned Miller
    Game of Love -- Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
    Get Rhythm -- Johnny Cash
    (Ghost) Riders In The Sky -- Johnny Cash
    The Girl on the Billboard -- Del Reeves
    Great Balls of Fire -- Jerry Lee Lewis
    Gonna Find Me a Bluebird -- Marvin Rainwater
    He's In the Jailhouse Now -- Webb Pierce
    Highway Patrolman -- Johnny Cash
    The Highwaymen -- The Highwaymen
    Honky Tonk Man -- Johnny Horton
    (I Don't Know Why) But I Do -- Clarence (Frogman) Henry
    I Got Stripes -- Johnny Cash
    I Walk the Line -- Johnny Cash
    In the Jailhouse Now -- Johnny Cash
    Jim Bridger -- Johnny Horton
    Johnny Freedom -- Johnny Horton
    Johnny Reb -- Johnny Horton
    Land of 1000 Dances -- Wilson Pickett
    The Legend of John Henry's Hammer -- Johnny Cash
    Lonesome 77203 -- Hawkshaw Hawkins
    Long Black Veil -- Johnny Cash
    Mrs. Robinson -- Simon & Garfunkel
    My Woman, My Woman, My Wife -- Marty Robbins
    North To Alaska -- Johnny Horton
    Nowhere to Run -- Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
    Okie from Muskogee -- Merle Haggard
    One Piece at a Time -- Johnny Cash
    Oney -- Johnny Cash
    Orange Blossom Special -- Johnny Cash
    Promised Land -- Elvis Presley
    Ribbon of Darkness -- Marty Robbins
    Rock Island Line -- Johnny Cash
    Saginaw, Michigan -- Lefty Frizell
    The Silverton -- C.W. McCall
    Sing Me Back Home -- Merle Haggard
    Sixteen Tons -- Tennessee Ernie Ford
    Sloop John B -- The Beach Boys
    Still -- Bill Anderson
    Sweet Home Alabama -- Lynard Skynard
    Tears in the Holston River -- Johnny Cash
    Teddy Bear -- Red Sovine
    Tell Laura I Love Her -- Richie Valens
    Tennessee Flat Top Box -- Johnny Cash
    There Ain't No Good Chain Gang -- Johnny Cash
    There Won't be no Country Music -- C.W. McCallWalkin' After Midnight -- Patsy Cline
    Waterloo -- Stonewall Jackson
    Wabash Cannonball -- Johnny Cash
    What a Wonderful World -- Louis B. Armstrong
    Whispering Pines -- Johnny Horton
    White Lightnin' -- George Jones
    Wings of a Dove -- Ferlin Husky
    The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald -- Gordon Lightfoot
    The Wreck of the Old 97 -- Johnny Cash
    etal...
  19. Lead Lobber

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    "Lone", rather than "Loan" changes the intent, calling for a new ear, here. I'll have to dig out the CD and listen in a different light. I was always been a melody man, never good at (deciphering) listening to the words.

    It's been a hard day's night ...

    LL
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    alpha beta tized - impressed, I am :)
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