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Dare I even share my music on here? Maybe just for your vicarious amusement as to what a 20-year-old college student listens to. 


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musftblfan - I'm 79, and I do like the tune, but I still wish that I could enjoy the lyrics which I can't begin to hear.  Sinatra it isn't, and shouldn't be. It's 2011.   Enjoy your youth - I hope in your case that youth isn't wasted on the young.  Enjoy!!   
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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"



My mistake. Problem for me is during that time frame I probably went to over 200 concerts. I literally saw Kiss 8 times for 8 years running. Journey 5 times in a row. Oh lord I forgot Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Tesla, The Black Crowes(Disappointed...too drunk to....)...Oh yeah Buck Cherry. Guns and Roses. Motley Crew many many times. Oh the stories I could tell....LOL

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Rock - My immediate reaction is that you were a "rich kid".   Most kids didn't have those opportunities.  I do hope that you appreciated your opportunities.   Love ya, man.   Frank
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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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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"



My mistake. Problem for me is during that time frame I probably went to over 200 concerts. I literally saw Kiss 8 times for 8 years running. Journey 5 times in a row. Oh lord I forgot Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Tesla, The Black Crowes(Disappointed...too drunk to....)...Oh yeah Buck Cherry. Guns and Roses. Motley Crew many many times. Oh the stories I could tell....LOL


I'm guessing you did your share of partying .....all seriousness, concerts were a big thing. Wearing the t-shirt after the concert even bigger

Some of you guys are a few years older than me judging from recent posts and other conversations.  I am laughing at you right now because you are pulling out the hard rock and metal sides of you.....we all know what was going on in the mid 70s. Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume I and don't try to pretend you slept on it






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Rock - My immediate reaction is that you were a "rich kid".   Most kids didn't have those opportunities.  I do hope that you appreciated your opportunities.   Love ya, man.   Frank


Frank. Rich kid? Heck man I was a musician. I played music along with traveling and playing men's slowpitch. I worked 40 hours a week for my families lumber business, drove my truck and Harley Davidson everywhere I went. I earned every dime I spent and bought my own truck and sled with the money I earned. Add onto the fact that I did studio work in the evenings for fun and extra cash. Rich kid? Rich in fun and the love of a good family who let me be who I was without judgement.
Frank I made my opportunities. 
**Just like I did when I went back to College to earn the first of my college degrees.

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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"



My mistake. Problem for me is during that time frame I probably went to over 200 concerts. I literally saw Kiss 8 times for 8 years running. Journey 5 times in a row. Oh lord I forgot Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Tesla, The Black Crowes(Disappointed...too drunk to....)...Oh yeah Buck Cherry. Guns and Roses. Motley Crew many many times. Oh the stories I could tell....LOL


I'm guessing you did your share of partying .....all seriousness, concerts were a big thing. Wearing the t-shirt after the concert even bigger

Some of you guys are a few years older than me judging from recent posts and other conversations.  I am laughing at you right now because you are pulling out the hard rock and metal sides of you.....we all know what was going on in the mid 70s. Elton John's Greatest Hits Volume I and don't try to pretend you slept on it








Believe it or not but my family had alcohol issues so I stuck with diet coke and women. I think women were the bigger problem for me....LOL
Elton John? Nah. The Bee Gees,,,,,Yeah Baby.....LMAO...
Seriously I still have over 35 Concert TShirts from that time period. Kind of a keep sake so to speak.

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This thread was mo' fun, so a bump with...

What's your favorite "long song"? You know, the one the late night DJ would spin so he could take a bathroom break.

Some that come to mind are,

"Time" by The Chambers Bros

"Achilles' Last Stand", "Stairway to Heaven" & "Kashmir" by Led Zep

"American Pie" by Don McLean

"We Are Family" by Sister Sledge (live)

"In-A-Godda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly

"Tubular Bells" by Michael Oldfield

"Telegraph Road" by Dire Straits (personal favorite)

Of course, nearly anything by The Greatful Dead, Parliament/Funkadelic and Pink Floyd in a live version busts the clock.

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Bathroom break....so that's why they broke out the long songs.I dreaded the extended versions of songs. Seems I was always on the floor with some doofus, thinking...it's only 2 minutes ....then the 20 minute ELP.......Thank goodness none were ever slow dances but still.....

I will have to think about the extended versions I enjoyed.
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Rock - Because of our many PMs, I would have guessed everything except for the musician part.  That is impressive.  I always am in awe of talents that I don't possess.  I sang with a band once (not that well) and they gave me rhythm things to wiggle when I didn't sing.  It was fun, but my voice was untrained.  Maybe if I had pursued training "I coulda ben a contenda".  It's all fun to look back at.  My one daughter thinks that I do a half decent Elvis.  You don't come across as a "rich kid", but in my mind the register kept going "ching, ching" with all those concerts and shirts.  Good thing you were on diet cokes or you might still be paying the tabs.      --  
PS - Ever see the movie "Eddie and the Cruisers"?  I liked the word man who played piano, but understood Eddie.  

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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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Hey Rock.....for the Bee Gee lover in you,

Here is a question. What is your guilty pleasure when it comes to music? I can name about ten but Wham is the only one I will 'fess up to for now

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I was kidding about loving the Bee Gees. I watched them one time and it was only because the cameras kept showing Olivia Newton John on the front row.
Guilty, Fantasy pleasure is Olivia Newton John. She sings Rock crumbles...LOL


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I've been gone for a week, so here is a little input from an "unhip" guy.

Frank, I bet you remember this:

Chet Baker:    

For the guitar lovers, some fast fingers:

Paco de Lucia, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin: 

I love the sound this guy has adapted for his guitar.  Not bad for a Missouri boy:

Pat Metheny Group: 


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Hope I don't kill the thread, but here is one more from my days way back when.... a group that could be comfortable in different styles from rock to blues, to jazz, to gospel, to classical: 

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From my "way back" period, too. Recently bought a vinyl version of BS&T's eponymous album. As you say, a great tour of musical styles with David Clayton-Thomas soulfully soaring through that wildly varied body of work.

Not a wasted track on either side of that LP.

There would be a slim number of albums I'd chose in answer to the question, "If you could only have one...". This would be on that short list.

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Vol 52 - Pat Methany Group - Great mix, but no change up, Paca De Lucia - tickling the outside and inside corners with moving pitches, Chet Baker - Outstanding change up to great spots.   Thanks,   Frank 
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A "bathroom break" number this aint!  It is jammed pack with solos.
The 14 minute "Sing, Sing, Sing" from the 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall by the
Benny Goodman band.  Solos included Harry James, Gene Krupa, Jess Stacey, BG, etc.
If it isn't the live concert version, it doesn't hold up to the 1938 CH performance.. 


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A "bathroom break" number this aint!  It is jammed pack with solos.
The 14 minute "Sing, Sing, Sing" from the 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall by the
Benny Goodman band.  Solos included Harry James, Gene Krupa, Jess Stacey, BG, etc.
If it isn't the live concert version, it doesn't hold up to the 1938 CH performance.. 

Tenfour, do you play the vinyl or digital version?

Dinger, and Bill Smith....I am not worthy....had to goggle BS&T....I should have known that one........

vol52, thanks for joining the discussion and sharing your eclectic taste in music.

JG....well done, very clever

Rock.......I won't ask how many times you watched Grease.....but I bet you thought she was singing this to you.....LOL!!!



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A "bathroom break" number this aint!  It is jammed pack with solos.
The 14 minute "Sing, Sing, Sing" from the 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall by the
Benny Goodman band.  Solos included Harry James, Gene Krupa, Jess Stacey, BG, etc.
If it isn't the live concert version, it doesn't hold up to the 1938 CH performance.. 

Tenfour,

What a classic!  And, the story about the concert is quite engaging also.  I believe that was the one that began with everyone playing like little scared rabbits until Gene Krupa took charge and went wild on the drums.  After that everything was fine.  They just weren't used to playing in a concert hall as opposed to a dance hall.

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I hesitate to post in this thread, because of the eclectic nature of my choice in music (and I grew up in a much different age and region than most on here - let's just say that 99% of the time, my father would prefer to be listening to Willie Nelson - which explains a lot about my family), but I'm going to just link a few songs I listen to a little too often:







(it doesn't get better than Billie Holiday)



(love the NIN version too)

(and my favorite classical piece by an artist I had the pleasure of watching in person at the age of 13, who drastically shaped my love of music)

(have seen them perform 3 times live, and if you get the chance, they are worth their weight in gold)

(watching them perform just adds that next level to the music)

And of course I'm a Disney child, so here are a few of my favorite Disney songs:



(who doesn't love Phil Harris playing in multiple Disney movies - including my other favorite Thomas O'Malley in Aristocats)

Sorry that was so long.  Once I got started, I couldn't stop.

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jayrot - Terrific!  Thanks !  I particularly liked Roberta Flack and Peter, Paul, and Mary.   
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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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A "bathroom break" number this aint!  It is jammed pack with solos.
The 14 minute "Sing, Sing, Sing" from the 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall by the
Benny Goodman band.  Solos included Harry James, Gene Krupa, Jess Stacey, BG, etc.
If it isn't the live concert version, it doesn't hold up to the 1938 CH performance.. 

Tenfour, do you play the vinyl or digital version?

Dinger, and Bill Smith....I am not worthy....had to goggle BS&T....I should have known that one........

vol52, thanks for joining the discussion and sharing your eclectic taste in music.

JG....well done, very clever

Rock.......I won't ask how many times you watched Grease.....but I bet you thought she was singing this to you.....LOL!!!





You know me so well my friend.

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"Tenfour, do you play the vinyl or digital version?", queried LMSS.

Angela, I started with vinyl then progressed to 8-track, followed by cassette, and finally gave in to CD.  
Catching up on your other question; I am nearing the end of my 7th decade, which means I will be 70 my next birthday.  
Well wishes will be accepted but please hold off on gifts for the man who has everything including opinions on numerous subjects, a few of which I know more than a little bit about.

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The following URL is a performance often mistaken as one by Little Richard.
It is not!  
This is Frank 'SugarChile' Robinson in the most memorable scene from the 1946 movie, No Leave, No Love. 
This little guy is 8 years old and is from Detroit. Neither of his parents were musically inclined.  He is a natural able to talk, sing, and perform with ease.
ENJOY!



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Hey Jayrot,
Just went through your musical selection. Wanted to throw out a couple things for discussion.

Roberta Flack's "Killing me softly"....Classic....what did you think when you heard the Fugees cover?
 

Peter, Paul and Mary....can I teach E. the words to 'Puff the magic dragon'
All seriousness pretty good choice for a "Bama guy.

Thank for the TLC...you know they are my girls!!!  Think we can get Frank to do that little dance they do? Actually Frank, the rap lyrics in this song are pretty easy to follow and have provoked serious discussion.

 seen a rainbow yesterday  
But too many storms have come  
Leaving a trace of not one God-given ray  
Is it because my life is ten shades of grey  
I pray all ten fade away  
Seldem praise Him for the sunny days  
And like His promise is true  
Only my faith can undo  
The many chances I blew  
To bring my life to a new  
Clear blue and unconditional skies  
Have dried the tears from my eyes  
No more lonely cries  
My only bleedin' hope is for the folk who can't cope  
With such an endurin' pain that it keeps 'em in the pouring rain  
Who's to blame for shootin'caine into you're own vein  
What a shame you shoot and aim for someone else's brain  
You claim the insane and name this day in time  
For fallin' prey to crime  
I say the system got you victim to your own mind  
Dreams are hopeless aspirations  
In hopes of comin' true  
Believe in yourself  
The rest is up to me and you  

 

Really enjoyed all your selections Jayrot!









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Wow. I started thinking about the groups and songs that I first experienced and formed my demented mind...
1st Concert. Age 12 Led Zeppelin Atlanta Ga.


2nd Concert. Black Sabbath Atlanta Ga


3rd Concert. Deep Purple Atlanta Ga


Somewhere I had to unfortunate time of seeing the (Gulp) Beach Boys.....
I took some time off after that.

Then back at it again.


Last Concert was Zakk Wylde about 2 years ago with his band
Black Label Society.



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Mustfblfan,
Just had to make me realize I am old ......prior to your post I saw one Tori Y Moi videos but didn't pay much attention. I have taken time to look at this and a more of his music. He is a talented guy. How did you get into his music?
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Hey Jayrot,
Just went through your musical selection. Wanted to throw out a couple things for discussion.

Roberta Flack's "Killing me softly"....Classic....what did you think when you heard the Fugees cover?
  You know because of my age, I heard the Fugees version first, and my mother quickly redirected me to the Roberta Flack version.  Have been a Flack fan since that day.  They're both totally different versions to me.  The Fugees has more of that dirty vibe to it (not dirty as in perverted but as in the hardcore living the streets type of dirty) and the Flack version has more of a fly a kite, pure admiration, poster on the wall love song feel to it.  In some ways it's like comparing Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" to Dolly Parton's version of it - same song just coming from a different place/experience.

Peter, Paul and Mary....can I teach E. the words to 'Puff the magic dragon'
All seriousness pretty good choice for a "Bama guy.  Sure you can, I sure ran around singing it long before I had any clue. 

Thank for the TLC...you know they are my girls!!!  Think we can get Frank to do that little dance they do? Actually Frank, the rap lyrics in this song are pretty easy to follow and have provoked serious discussion.  For some reason I feel like being a TLC fan should be one of those guilty pleasures, but I enjoy them too much to make it a  guilty.

 seen a rainbow yesterday  
But too many storms have come  
Leaving a trace of not one God-given ray  
Is it because my life is ten shades of grey  
I pray all ten fade away  
Seldem praise Him for the sunny days  
And like His promise is true  
Only my faith can undo  
The many chances I blew  
To bring my life to a new  
Clear blue and unconditional skies  
Have dried the tears from my eyes  
No more lonely cries  
My only bleedin' hope is for the folk who can't cope  
With such an endurin' pain that it keeps 'em in the pouring rain  
Who's to blame for shootin'caine into you're own vein  
What a shame you shoot and aim for someone else's brain  
You claim the insane and name this day in time  
For fallin' prey to crime  
I say the system got you victim to your own mind  
Dreams are hopeless aspirations  
In hopes of comin' true  
Believe in yourself  
The rest is up to me and you  

 

Really enjoyed all your selections Jayrot!









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Jayrot,
You got me thinking about songs that take on a different vibe when sung by another artist. Here one of my favorite songs sung by two outstanding artists.





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Such a good song.  How do you choose between those two?  Can't tell you why, but in this instance, I think I slightly prefer the Carpenters' version. 

Although not quite the whole "two different takes on a song" type situation, I love this brief clip with the Florence and the Machine singer.




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