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Lovemesomesoftball

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This section discusses religion, and politics. I figure I would add a thread for anybody who wants to share music. Great duo

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A - That's just not fair !!! That's like a classicist choosing the best of Bach and representing it as usual Classical music.  This particular rendition is magnificent.  Love it !!!!  I mean really !!!  
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Hehehehe JG,
OK, fair enough....how about not a great voice, basic....if that dance moves but a memorable performance



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LMSS Marvin Gaye is one of the greats, but how can he compete with Steve Martin and the Fonz?
Now if you can find the SNL video of John Belushi singing his version of Joe Cocker's "Feelin Alright", THAT will get my vote every time!

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A - As long as it's not angry, I can dig it in various degrees that are primarily positive.  .  
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"Do not try to teach pigs to sing. It will frustrate you and infuriate the pigs who will unite in anger against you, and you will never achieve singing your song". Dr. Petersen
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JD--Could not find your request...but came across this:



Not bad for a couple of comedians!!

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A - I'm not a huge Steve Martin fan, but you did pick out perhaps his best performance in my eyes. It aint music, but it is clever !!!  Talent will out !
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"Do not try to teach pigs to sing. It will frustrate you and infuriate the pigs who will unite in anger against you, and you will never achieve singing your song". Dr. Petersen
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Softballfanatic - Absolutely - two talented comedians using their talent behind a beat to do something entertaining that has nothing to do with music.  Gotta love clever !  Belushi was a special talent.  
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"Do not try to teach pigs to sing. It will frustrate you and infuriate the pigs who will unite in anger against you, and you will never achieve singing your song". Dr. Petersen
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thanks SBfanatic, those guys are very talented!
Here is another favorite of mine:

Santana can flat out play the guitar!

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A - I'm not a huge Steve Martin fan, but you did pick out perhaps his best performance in my eyes. It aint music, but it is clever !!!  Talent will out !


JG - Oh my, I'm a huge Steve Martin fan, (King Tut, arrow through the head, what the he** is that, or whatever), and he does play a mean banjo.

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JG - in the summer of '78 my mom took us to the museum of natural science and we stood in line for a lifetime only to get a number which allowed us to come back and get in another long line later that day to see....geez...I forgot exactly but it was the King Tut full tour. That same year the Art Museum had the Pompeii exhibit. I enjoyed that very much.

When Steve Martin performed King Tut on SNL, I had to laugh. Looking back so happy he did because it really tells more about the people in 1978-9.

Also agree.....Belushi was a talent


Softballfanatic - The Blues Brothers came out a few years before Hollywood came out with the term "blockbuster". Prior to "blockbusters.......a person could sit in the theatre all day and watch a movie. Nobody came and cleared out the crowd after the show. I remember sitting in a theatre one day and watching the Blues Brothers play 3 times in a row before leaving. It was such a fun movie. Plus my freinds and I tried to name suburban location in the movie. We could only identify Park Ridge, IL. Some other Suburban shots were from south Suburbs. The disappointing thing was they took shots from Wisconsin as well.....cheeseheads

JD - Santana is absolutley one of the greatest of all time. Thanks for the link. How cool must it be that people can recognize your unique guitar play in every song you play rather it's your song or as a guest on another's track. Help me out here people he does an instrumental that is fabulous. What is the name of that song?
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A - I admit to loving the Steve Martin bit in which he was raised by a black family and had difficulty adjusting to his "whiteness".  Remember the difference  -"Sh-t and Shinola" never leaves my mind.  Likewise the entire comedic concept was funny - but serious if you get my drift.  The serious movie with Travolta in a similar theme never left the ground, yet I thought it was well conceived.  Peeps is peeps, good and bad.   
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"Do not try to teach pigs to sing. It will frustrate you and infuriate the pigs who will unite in anger against you, and you will never achieve singing your song". Dr. Petersen
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The best miscellaneous thread in a LONG time!  Can't wait to see what comes of this.  I'm ready for JG to start posting some music on here.
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Here is a good Dire Straits tune. Mark Knophler is incredible with the guitar (heavily influenced by his hero Chet Atkins).
When you listen to this, notice the speed and precision of every pick.

enjoy!
If you like that you will like this one as well, Sultans of Swing. This is the song that put them on the map;


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What are the earliest songs you can recall?  I'd have to go with a few from Jimmie Rodgers, Honeycomb, Woman from Liberia, and Kisses Sweeter than Wine and one in particular from Hoyt Axton.  Yeah, I'm a bit older than many here but it's nice to reflect.  That said, Belushi doing Cocker is a classic from my young adult years.


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Grizzly,  Mark K. makes a unique guitar sound as well. Amazing how earlier guitarist had a signature sound. There is no mistaking Eddie Van Halen, Santana, Pete Townshend for example. Are there signature guitar sounds in today's music. If so I must be missing it.

Dewey......how old are you

Here is another favorite of mine. I think it is more because of the memories that go with it. I played this song in my dorm room in Iowa, one of the girls on the floor had never heard it became her song. I showed her how to dance to the song as well. The big moment came when her parents picked her up for Christmas break and she shared what she learned in her first semester with them





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First song/music? Peter and the Wolf. Great way to introduce kids to music. Probably the reason my favorite classical piece is Prokfiev's Piano Concerto #3 Vladimir Ashkenazy pounding the ivory.

For an American pianist, Andre' Watts footstomping his way through Rachmaninov or George Winston covering Vince Guaraldi. 

One more instrumental, my fav:


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My favorite "heavy metal" song:


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Grizzly Fan--Here is MarK K. along with Chet Atkins! Chet was a master!! Enjoy all!!



Dewey--Though a year or two younger than you, I was raised on old country. Love the Jimmie Rodgers tunes you cited. Loved Marty Robbins!!

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Bill Smith,
I must admit my introduction to Peter and the Wolf came later in my life but I enjoyed it. Disney's Fantasia made a great impression on me. I was drawn to music, animation and movies.

Also, Good find softballfantic

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Jayrot - OK!  My favorite from all time is Chet Baker, both horn and vocals.  My favorite is "My Funny Valentine", but I don't know how to put it on line even if I had it in some form.  LOL  I do enjoy many kinds of music, but Chet is my favorite.  
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"Do not try to teach pigs to sing. It will frustrate you and infuriate the pigs who will unite in anger against you, and you will never achieve singing your song". Dr. Petersen
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Mr. Bolton--Is this of what you speak?? Enjoy!!



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fanatic - It is of what I speak!   Thank you.  Just go down the list of offerings there, and I really like them all.  I especially liked "So What" with Miles Davis and John Coltrane.  As a young man I liked piano bars and remember a song entitled "Lonely Wine" that went well with a beer or two.  Maybe I'll Google it.  Memories !!!
Edit:  I Googled it and see that Roy Orbison sang it.  I remember a piano player friend of mine who made the piano cry all through that song - just good stuff.  His favorite though  was "Foggy Day in London Town".  He also played vibes and played the club circuit around Pittsburgh, Pa. with a goat tethered to his vibes - had a great group, the kind that left cigarette burn stains on the piano.  I see that Michael Buble has a rendition of "Foggy Day" out.                                 

As I write, I have on my television Southwestern native American flute music which I really like.  I also really like most  of Elvis - depends on my mood.  I'm also a big Doo Op fan.  The last jazz concert my wife and I attended was Little Jimmy Scott out of Newark, NJ.  On occasion I will put the "Golden Oldies" channel on my TV. We have a local restaurant here in Florida that features Doo Op on Friday nights, and the  lead is from Montclair, NJ, so we attend at times, usually with a group of friends. 

I prefer Maynard Ferguson to Stan Kenton for the very reason that Kenton kicked Maynard out of his band, improvisation.  I love old blues - you know, the ones that begin "Got up this mornin" or "I got a woman".  And so on and so forth.  My favorite  classical piece is "Night on Bald Mountain", the Rimsky-Korsokov version.  Recently I've been listening to some Southern music, both kinds, as the Blues Brothers were told in one of their movies, "Country and Western".  Actually "Rockabilly" and current "rock n roll country" suit me fine for a time.  I guess I'm just an eclectic listener without a musician's ear.   As a young man I sang with a little band, but I knew that I wasn't going to make it big the night that I finished on "My Foolish Heart" three beats ahead of the band.   LOL  It was fun and a good experience though (my daughter tells me that I do a good Elvis), and music in general is one of the good parts of my life though I am not  a musician but I do admire them.  Music is one of the great vehicles of expression of mankind.   Thank you LMSS for this thread.

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"Do not try to teach pigs to sing. It will frustrate you and infuriate the pigs who will unite in anger against you, and you will never achieve singing your song". Dr. Petersen
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LMSS-

Agreed on Disney classic. Own a boxed set of VHS and CDs, music never really grabbed the kid, so that will probably go in our downsizing garage sale.

Everyone of a certain age can conjure up in their mind a picture when offered, "Kinda looked like hippos in tutus there for a minute, Coach."

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My god what are you people doing? Geez. Whatever happened to Ozzy, Dio, Ratt, Bon Jovi, Styx, Journey fans?

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Rocklifter--All good calls! If I really got into this, I would never get any work done!!!


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Rocklifter-

I posted my favorite "Heavy Metal" song. Ozzy Fud sings "Kill the Wabbit".

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Since you brought up Rabbits......How about White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane!


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Rocklifter--All good calls! If I really got into this, I would never get any work done!!!


Whatever happened to "I got nothing to do and all day to do it......too much time on my hands"

Hey Rocklifter....Styx, Journey...what happened to REO Speedwagon......"heard it from a friend who, heard it from a friend who, heard it from another you've been messing around"

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LMSS-

Both those quoted lyrics pointed at the UCS crowd?

SBFanatic-

You are talking to a born `n raised San Francisco native. True story...

I was at the Filmore West or was it the Avalon Ball Room or maybe Civic Auditorium or...well, anyway.

Typical concert of the late 60's, as electric guitars and keyboards were sending out pulsating waves of psychedelic wonderment, I sat watching a "beer bucket" being passed from person to person amongst the crowd. It went from row to row, finally making its way to me, the straight-laced athlete. "No thanks", as I pass it to the right.

As I peer down to the rows in front of me, kids are reaching for imaginary object in the air like they were at a 3D movie. Yup, someone spiked the bucket with a few doses of lysergic acid.

Back then, if the music didn't move you, something else would. People watching still a favorite sport, not nearly as entertaining as back then.



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