Favorite Old Songs

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:09 pm

She's definitely got that blues jazz groove! I really like it! I wonder if that's a wig or if her hair is really like that. The guy in the white shirt is a square. :lol:
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 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:33 pm

I hadn't thought about that possibly being a wig—it may be. She has some very funny songs, many of which are Jewish-ethnic numbers. Two of my favorites of those are "Rebecca Came Back from Mecca" and "The Sheik of Avenue B".

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:08 pm

This song randomly popped into my head. Billy Murray singing Are You From Dixie (1916)

https://youtu.be/OpR2nZrJ6Kg
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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by donnie » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:16 am

That cylinder has a pretty good sound quality. Catchy song, too. The soloist's voice sounds very familiar and characteristic, though I don't know the name Billy Murray. I wonder if he sounds familiar because I've heard him before, but didn't know who he was, or if the sound quality of his voice is just a type that was popular for novelty singers of the day—or if it's just due to the distortions of the acoustic recording technique that make a lot of singers sound that way.

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:42 pm

This is an awesome song from The Rascals. See (1969). I'll post the lyrics, because they're awesome!

https://youtu.be/-C8tPFIIvDk

Things ain't like they used to be, love's the only thing I see
Wings of life are taking flight from the darkness to the light

I used to try and fly away upon the flood of dreams
Tasting all the good and bad from on the serpent's tree
Little ones remind us of a place we used to be
Echoes of the ever land discover who you really am

Rivers rushing to the sea, love is flowing endlessly
Drops of rain are never lost, soul and spirit to the source

Yes I saw you in a fairy tale or was it just a dream ?
White and yellow jasmine trees, time a mere machine
Flashes of a New Year light up a stellar sky
Love is really everywhere, to see it is to fly

Things ain't like they used to be, if you want to you can see
Words of love on chestnut trees written by sweet memories

While we are riding on the avenues of time
The bird of life drinks drinks from the cups of wine
Waits until we're ready for the Prince's gift of love

Things ain't like they used to be, love's the only thing I see
Wings of life are taking flight from the darkness to the light

The secret mirror photographs shining in your eyes
I'm married to the universe, my brother is the sky
Stars can see to make a wish and hearts with wings can fly
So come with me and see my love so we can never die

Rivers rushing to the sea, love is flowing endlessly
Drops of rain are never lost, soul and spirit to the source

Things ain't like they used to be, love's the only thing I see

Things ain't like they used to be, love's the only thing I see
Things ain't like they used to be, love's the only thing I see

Things ain't like they used to be, love's the only thing I see
Things ain't like they used to be, love's the only thing I see
Things ain't like they used to be, love's the only thing I see
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 Kitty » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:00 pm

I was reminded today of this song. Omg I love it so much. Bang Bang My Baby Shot Me Down by Nancy Sinatra.https://youtu.be/qgDrpWWxuto
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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by donnie » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:07 pm

I've never heard that one—quite a good song (though I'd have like it without the electronic tremolo effect), and Nancy Sinatra really did have a good voice, didn't she?

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:19 pm

donnie wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:07 pm
and Nancy Sinatra really did have a good voice, didn't she?
It's the kind of voice that kind of gives me chills. Love it.
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 Oct 22, 2017 8:25 pm

Yes, it has a special quality, and combines well with those vaguely Beatnik-esque words in that song. I guess she got some of Frank's genes in the vocal cords department!

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:55 pm

A friend brought this song to my attention, and I think it's so fantastic!!! Gayla Peevey recorded this when she was just 12. Daddy's Report Card.
Love you, Dad!

https://youtu.be/beHpfSfV4sg
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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