Favorite Old Songs

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donnie
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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by donnie » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:42 pm

Moving ahead into the 60s for a little—I can't remember if I've ever posted this one, but this song really gets to me—so beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NdsnFZm0X4

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:11 pm

Richard Cory, Simon and Garfunkel. This is based on the poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson. Read more about that here:
https ://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Cory

https://youtu.be/dwqwAy85CgY
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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by donnie » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:12 pm

Richard Cory is an amazing poem. I had no idea they'd written a song based on it! I like the cover of that album, too.

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by BettyLouSpence » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:57 pm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d5FxJ1Ac9m4

The first song on the first Airplane album. And it's officially old - released nearly 52 years ago on August 15, 1966!

I was delighted to find the chords for it here:

http://baxters.yolasite.com/blues-from-an-airplane.php
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Go ride the music!
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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by donnie » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:19 pm

52 years... Man, is that hard to believe. That chord page is a good resource, as it's really hard to hear the chords clearly in the recording well enough to try to re-create them.

Btw, that photo of GS in your signature: Is that an outsized keyboard? Or just the angle of the photo? Or did she somehow shrink temporarily? Whichever of the three it is, she seems pleased about it. :D

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:31 am

The Rascals, It's A Beautiful Morning. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJqjlFGZxtE
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by donnie » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:37 pm

I've never heard that one before. What a beautiful photo with it! —Sigh— I wish I were there...

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:06 am

donnie wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:37 pm
I've never heard that one before. What a beautiful photo with it! —Sigh— I wish I were there...
I'm surprised you never heard it! It's a good one. ☺️
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by donnie » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:03 pm

Have I posted this one? If so, it's worth a repost—great classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld6fAO4idaI

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:41 pm

That's a really nice one. I love that folky hippie music. ☺️☺️ Also, that is NOT how I pictured Mary.
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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