Favorite Old Songs

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Fri May 11, 2018 10:56 pm

Actually, i did think it was going to go in a cynical direction. I'm sure it's because the tone of the repeating of "sweeter than wine" by the rest of the group sounds like something bad is going to happen in the next verse.
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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by donnie » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:56 pm

I've posted two or three Annette Hanshaw songs, but I don't think I've posted this one, one of her most charming. There has always been something about this song that transports me back into some idyllic, simpler time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ydApWypPNI

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Re: Favorite Old Time Songs

Post by Kitty » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:15 pm

donnie wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 1:56 pm
Since you liked the Major-General's song, I thought you might get a kick out of The Lord Chancellor's Nightmare Song from Iolanthe. This is being sung (as was the Major-General's) by John Reed, who was a much-loved singer with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Co. He did all the G&S comic baritone leads for many years. Text below. (You'll need it!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZgDtWhNP6c
I only JUST listened to this.... I probably didn't have time to listen to it when I first saw it, and totally forgot about it until I was searching for something else just now. :o I'm so sorry!
Anyway, I really liked it. It was very interesting, and very Danny Kaye-esque. The dream theme reminds me of this song: Sloop John B by the Beach Boys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW5yLvoJMD4
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 Jul 22, 2018 7:40 pm

I'd forgotten posting that—glad you liked it. :-) You're right, it is very Danny Kaye-ish; I thought of G&S when I was listening to some of his patter songs. It's too bad he didn't do any Gilbert & Sullivan—he'd have been a smash! That's the first time I've ever heard that Beach Boys song.

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:43 pm

donnie wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:40 pm
That's the first time I've ever heard that Beach Boys song.
WOW! Really? That's surprising. Hope you liked it.
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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by donnie » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:21 pm

Yes. Hard not to like anything by the Beach Boys. :D

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:34 am

This is from The Dick Cavett Show, filmed the day after Woodstock ended. Stephen Stills playing 4 + 20. I used this one because not only is it very good, but you can watch people in the background enjoying the music as well as Joni Mitchell and some Jefferson Airplane members.

https://youtu.be/UvIDl7QlMQg
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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by donnie » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:48 pm

Wow! Isn't that wonderful. Thanks for posting!

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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by Kitty » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:18 am

I thought I'd posted this song somewhere here, but I can't find it! This song is so neato. Ain't We Crazy? by Harry McClintock.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RJ6FF2bxbE
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Re: Favorite Old Songs

Post by donnie » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:35 pm

:lol: Yes, this seems familiar. It reminds me of the poem about the two dead boys shooting each other. I think I've posted that, too, at some point.

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