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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 05 Aug 2017, 08:58

Wolfgang wrote:While listening to my recordings to check out which one I have to discard and which to keep, I just listened to Stevie Nicks' "Beauty and the beast". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X70uN_EtZJA


That's spine-tingling. Stevie Nicks has such a distinctive voice.

'Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You?' came up next on YouTube, which I also enjoyed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3yv7hNktzI
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby HopeMeijer » 05 Aug 2017, 12:15

We were watching a documentary on Stevie Nicks the other night, I do love her voice.

I'm listening to music as I'm writing this so it's changing but current favourite is Sia's 'Alive' - for a contemporary song it's very powerful (and I think it helps that Adele co-wrote it - two unique women).
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Eddie Muir » 07 Aug 2017, 18:02

Here's a great blues track by Slim Harpo from 1958 - Wondering and Worrying:

https://youtu.be/yyYZFVGUX1M

Some information about Slim Harpo: He was born James Isaac Moore on 11 January 1924 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and died on 31 January 1970. His most successful and influential recordings included I'm a King Bee (1957), Rainin' In My Heart (1961), and Baby Scratch My Back (1966) which reached Number 1 on the US R&B chart and Number 16 on the US pop chart. A master of the blues harmonica, his stage name was derived from the popular nickname for that instrument, the "harp".
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Domino » 08 Aug 2017, 16:36

Doris Day - Rainbow's End

https://www.dropshots.com/Domino43/date ... 5/15:48:42

This was the 'B' side to "Oowee, Baby" in the UK, but to "Send Me No Flowers" in the US. Neither of which were hits.
"Rainbow's End" was written by Denis King (of the King Brothers) with lyrics by John Junkin (best remembered as an actor and straight man to Marty Feldman in his TV show, "Marty").

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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Eddie Muir » 08 Aug 2017, 20:45

Ah, the wonderful Doris, now 95 years old. :D

All the kids in my neighbourhood loved her in the 1953 film, Calamity Jane. I lost track how many times I sat through this great film with its superb songs. :D
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Domino » 08 Aug 2017, 23:41

And Doris was already a veteran in 1953. She was originally discovered by Bob Crosby's Orchestra in 1940, but apparently a member of the band made some serious passes at her and she resigned. She then joined Les Brown's Orchestra and recorded a few sides including "Bo Night at Hotchkiss Corner", which wasn't a hit. After less than a year, she fell in love with Al Jordan, a trombonist in Jimmy Dorsey's band, married him and retired. Les always considered her the ideal band singer and in 1944 he asked her to come back. She was reluctant because she had become a mother. In Les's own words:
"We were in Dayton and I told her that was as close as we'd be coming to Cincinatti, where she was living. 'So how about it?' I asked her. When she couldn't quite make up her mind because of her kid, I told her the band would send her son and her mother ahead to the Pennsylvania Hotel, where we were going to open in a few days, and fix them up there and everything, if she'd join us right away in Ohio. That's when she agreed to come back."
Les then had a whole string of hits on which Doris sang, notably 'Sentimental Journey' and 'My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time' in 1945 (both US No: 1s).
In December, 1946, Les decided to retire and broke up the band, only to realise that he had an engagement at the Palladium the following March, which he had forgotten about! He hastily re-formed.
Doris began her solo career and her movie career, which brought her sustained success.

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I said I must come down a peg, I know not where I stand.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby pete9012S » 09 Aug 2017, 08:38

Too Many Mornings - GLEN CAMPBELL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P-KBsG2Zq8

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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby number 6 » 09 Aug 2017, 19:26

Vanessa Mae.. White Bird. She's usually better known for her classical violin renditions. Nice voice. :D


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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby pete9012S » 13 Aug 2017, 07:54

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Make Way For Noddy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn_ey2YxFQY

Make way for Noddy (NODDY!)
He toots his horn to say, beep, beep, beep,
Make way for Noddy (NODDY)
Come on out and Play.

Make way for Noddy (NODDY)
Shout a big Hooray,
Let get ready, and steady (GO) its a happy day,
Noddy's on his way!!

Make way for Noddy (NODDY)
He's driving in his Car, beep, beep, beep,
Make way for Noddy (NODDY)
Toytown can't be far,

Make way for Noddy (NODDY)
Shout a big Hooray,
His bell is ringing and singing
It's a happy day
Noddys here, MAKE WAY!


Stand on a chair or table and sing along with gusto if you are able - what a great way to start your day!
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Eddie Muir » 13 Aug 2017, 08:02

This is one for Anita. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Wolfgang » 13 Aug 2017, 16:57

I started to listen to the different Mandalaband albums, oner song among them "A bloodline born": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhTTwFT1Eyg
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Domino » 15 Aug 2017, 23:27

Barbra Streisand - Why Did I Choose You?

https://www.dropshots.com/Domino43/date ... 1/11:58:21

She was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1942. Her real name was Barbara, which she apparently disliked, so she dropped the second 'a'.
Her early songs were often unusual such as "Supermarket in Old Peking" and "I'm Five".
"Why Did I Choose You?" comes from the little known musical, "The Yearling" (1965), written by Michael Leonard and Herbert Martin. It was Barbra's first single release.

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My lower feet still trod the ground; my uppers trod the air.
I said I must come down a peg, I know not where I stand.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby pete9012S » 18 Aug 2017, 19:33

" A kind heart always brings its own reward," said Mrs. Lee.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 18 Aug 2017, 20:06

It's always good to hear a bit of ABBA and there's quite a lot of lesser-known material on YouTube. I particularly like Just Like That, which sadly never had an official release:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmqLrfkcz9E
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby pete9012S » 19 Aug 2017, 06:52

Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles

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