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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:35 pm
by donnie
Yes, indeed. A most unique sound.

Re: Favorite Old Songs

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:23 pm
by Kitty
I asked someone how to pronounce Marlene Dietrich's first name, because I thought I'd been saying it wrong all this time. Turns out I was!! Did you know her name is pronounced this way? I also never heard this song before, so it was a double bonus.
https://youtu.be/ZSMuTm649Hk

Re: Favorite Old Songs

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:13 pm
by donnie
No, I didn't know that—I'd always pronounced it "Mar-leen." That's a beautiful singing voice.

Re: Favorite Old Songs

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:26 pm
by Kitty
donnie wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:13 pm
No, I didn't know that—I'd always pronounced it "Mar-leen." That's a beautiful singing voice.
I have been pronouncing it Marlaynuh! Well, in my head of course. I probably never have said her name in audible conversation. 😄

Re: Favorite Old Songs

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:25 pm
by Kitty
Have you heard this song by Reba? It's called Fancy.
https://youtu.be/LSrrdppZoT4

Re: Favorite Old Songs

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:51 pm
by donnie
No, I haven't heard that one. Some dark lyrics there!

Re: Favorite Old Songs

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:55 pm
by Kitty
Here's an interesting one that I only just heard today. Have you heard it? The Thing.
It's by Phil Harris. If you don't know what he's most famous for by name, maybe you'll recognize his voice.

https://youtu.be/9hPn3opPmls


Here are the lyrics!
https://www.google.com/amp/s/genius.com ... ing-lyrics

Re: Favorite Old Songs

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:53 pm
by donnie
That's a funny one. :D No, I'd not heard it before.

Phil Harris was a very well-known singer back in the 40s (?), I believe. He was married to the actress Alice Faye. What I remember him most for is as the voice of Baloo the bear in Disney's The Jungle Book from the 60s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFcoC1FJOhA

Re: Favorite Old Songs

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:54 pm
by Kitty
Yes! I instantly recognized his voice as Baloo.

Re: Favorite Old Songs

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:31 pm
by Kitty
Here is the song that I've had in my head for days now -- it's called A Friend of Johnny's. This is a version by The Ink Spots. The version I know is by Tony Fontane, but that one is nowhere to be found on YouTube! Quite frustrating, but this one is good enough. There is a slight difference between this version and the one by Tony Fontane. At the part where it talks about him being lonely and keeping an eye on the phone, my version says "Except he smokes a little too much, and he drinks a little too much... At a party he's hard to find...."
https://youtu.be/TxxkJA0ov3E