Favorite Old Songs

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by donnie » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:35 pm

Yes, indeed. A most unique sound.

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:23 pm

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
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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by donnie » 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.

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:26 pm

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. 😄
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 Dec 31, 2017 12:25 pm

Have you heard this song by Reba? It's called Fancy.
https://youtu.be/LSrrdppZoT4
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 Dec 31, 2017 1:51 pm

No, I haven't heard that one. Some dark lyrics there!

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:55 pm

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
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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Post by donnie » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:53 pm

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

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Post by Kitty » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:54 pm

Yes! I instantly recognized his voice as Baloo.
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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:31 pm

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
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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