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The Oldies Music Board » pretty things preserved (no botox needed) » April 29, 2021 7:02 pm

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unclefester wrote:

Someone was ironing Phil May's hair on an ironing board.

I don’t remember the year (and we’re a bit behind here in the Midwest) but that became pretty common.

 

The Oldies Music Board » When Rock & Roll Got Religion » April 3, 2021 9:09 pm

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Reverend Mr. Black - The Kingston Trio

The Oldies Music Board » When Rock & Roll Got Religion » April 3, 2021 6:06 pm

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It was the poem footprints in a spoken word recording
 
One night I had a dream…
 
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
One belonged to me, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before us,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
There was only one set of footprints.
 
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life
This really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You would walk with me all the way;
But I have noticed that during the
most troublesome times in my life,
There is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why in times when I
needed you the most, you should leave me.
 
The Lord replied, “My precious, precious
child. I love you, and I would never,
never leave you during your times of
trial and suffering.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.
 

The Oldies Music Board » When Rock & Roll Got Religion » April 3, 2021 2:30 pm

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George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
Guessing no on Ray Stevens - The Mississippi Squirrel Revival

 

The Oldies Music Board » When Rock & Roll Got Religion » April 3, 2021 8:35 am

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Janis Joplin did one SOME people might consider religious.
 
I seem to remember a recording of Footprints (aka Footprints in the Sand) but I don’t remember by who.
 

The Oldies Music Board » When Rock & Roll Got Religion » April 2, 2021 1:19 pm

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How about You'll Never Walk Alone

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » April 2, 2021 1:17 pm

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Eve Of Destruction - Barry McGuire
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place - The Animals
The Legend Of Wooley Swamp - The Charlie Daniels Band
Country Bumpkin - Cal Smith
Cry Of The Wild Goose - Tennessee Ernie Ford
That Old Black Magic - Louis Prima & Keely Smith
Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport - Rolf Harris
Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio
If I Knew You Were Coming, I'd Have Baked a Cake - Eileen Barton
Desert Pete - The Kingston Trio
Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose - Tony Orlando & Dawn
 

The Oldies Music Board » When Rock & Roll Got Religion » April 2, 2021 1:12 pm

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aflem wrote:

But not all of them are so well remembered. There’s an absolutely terrible record, if you can call it that, by future game show host Wink Martindale, called “Deck of Cards.” It’s about a soldier and how a deck of cards gets a religious interpretation. This totally spoken word record (hey, maybe it should be in the spoken passages thread, too!)  somehow reached #7 in 1959 and sold a million copies. 

I thought of it but have avoided anything totally spoken word like it and Old Rivers by Walter Brennan.
 

The Oldies Music Board » When Rock & Roll Got Religion » April 2, 2021 12:53 pm

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aflem wrote:

I suppose one of the biggest sort-of religious themed oldies ever was “Dominique” by the Singing Nun. It stayed at number one for an incredible four weeks, almost the entire month of December 1963 

That would be because priests were giving out penance in the confessional as buy X copies of “Dominique” by the Singing Nun.
 
Seriously, I was in catholic school at the time and EVERY student was pressed to buy a copy no matter how many siblings* had already bought one.
 
* couldn’t say brothers and sisters without confusion
 

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » April 1, 2021 3:13 pm

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Hey Bobba Needle - Chubby Checker
Saturday Morning Confusion - Bobby Russell
Hernando’s Hideaway - Archie Bleyer
Close the Door - Jim Lowe
Green Door - Jim Lowe
Delaware - Perry Como
Disco Duck - Rick Dees
Pepino, the Italian Mouse - Lou Monte
Lazy Mary - Lou Monte
Rock Island Lines - Leadbelly, Lonnie Donegan, Johnny Cash
See You Later Alligator · Bill Haley & His Comets
My Old Man's a Dustman - Lonnie Donegan
Polk Salad Annie - Tony Joe White
Conscience - James Darren
Her Royal Majesty - James Darren
Chick-A-Boom - Daddy Dewdrop
Chickery Chick - Sammy Kaye
Chi-Baba Chi-Baba - Perry Como
Ringo - Lorne Greene
Lili Marleen - Marlene Dietrich
Caldonia - Louis Jordan
Jimmie Rodgers - Bimbombay
Ring-a-Ling-a-Lario - Jimmie Rodgers
 
I never thought I’d put Disco Duck and Hernando’s Hideaway in the same post.
Until I did these, I never realized Green Door and Close the Door were both by Jim Lowe

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » March 31, 2021 3:05 pm

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A few more
 
Don’t know why I didn’t think of the first one on the list sooner
 
Love is Strange- Mickey & Sylvia
Duke of Earl - Gene Chandler
Mr Blue - The Fleetwoods
Speedy Gonzalez - Pat Boone
Let’s Dance - Chris Montez
Fire - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
 
One word, no song
Tequila · The Champs

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » March 29, 2021 5:46 am

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Here Come The Elephants - Johnny Bond
Convoy  - CW McCall
The Little Blue Man - Betty Johnson
The Hair On My Chinny Chin Chin · Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
Oh That's Good, No That's Bad - Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs
They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! - Napoleon XIV
On Top of Spaghetti - Tom Glazer & the Do Re Mi Children's Chorus
My Boomerang Won't Come Back - Charlie Drake
Jack The Ripper - Screaming Lord Sutch

 
even a Christmas song
The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks
 

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » March 28, 2021 11:55 am

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Lorne wrote:

Let me see if I can help out here as well ... I think that this is the perfect song for your situation. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png



 

too late

Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Jerry Lee Lewis
The Streak - Ray Stevens
The Ballad Of Irving - Frank Gallop
Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh - Allan Sherman
The Ballad Of Jed Clampett - Lester Flatt ,Earl Scruggs
Little Egypt - The Coasters
Charlie Brown · The Coasters
Stager Lee - Lloyd Price
Alley Oop - Dante & the Evergreens
Abba Dabba Honeymoon - Debbie Reynolds & Carleton Carpenter
Mr. Custer - Larry Verne
 

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » March 28, 2021 10:50 am

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Every time I walk away from the computer, I think of another
 
99 Luftballons - NENA

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » March 28, 2021 10:45 am

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and another
 
The Ballad Of Cat Ballou ~ Nat King Cole & Stubby Kaye
 
MAKE IT STOP!

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » March 28, 2021 10:39 am

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and another
The Blob - The Five Blobs
 
And now I officially hate Roman, I can’t stop thinking about these songs.  At this point, I’d love a good earworm.

The Oldies Music Board » Title and Artist » March 28, 2021 10:35 am

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I didn’t need to wait for the lyrics, I recognized it from the first 3 notes.
 
I thought of it thinking of spoken passage songs and I’m beginning to hate Roman
 
THANKS LORNE!!!

The Oldies Music Board » Title and Artist » March 28, 2021 10:07 am

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Usually I can find the titles and artists on google but not this one. My mother used to sing it.  Anybody recognize it from these little bits of lyrics which may not be exactly correct?
 
I'm a guy who likes to talk
and when I take you for a walk
when I get you to your door I'm breathless

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » March 28, 2021 9:41 am

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How about the opposite? Spoken word with song passages
The Flying Saucer Part 1 & 2 Buchanan & Goodman

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » March 28, 2021 8:29 am

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The first one I thought of, even before I saw Leader Of The Pack on the list
I Can Never Go Home Anymore - The Shangri-Las
 
You Never Even Called Me By My Name - David Allan Coe
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke
Along Came Jones - Ray Stevens
Que Sera Sera -Doris Day
 
It qualifies but it’s not really a “song”
Topsy Part 1 & 2 - Cozy Cole
 
Maybe I shouldn’t bring these up
Don't Go Near the Indians - Rex Allen
Don't Go Near The Eskimos - Ben Colder
 
 
While trying to think of these, I kept coming up with songs I couldn’t decide if were sung, spoken or a combination. Maybe there should be a new thread for these
Skip A Rope - Henson Cargill
Little Boxes - Pete Seeger
Jimmy Dean - Big John
The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels
Slow Poke - Pee Wee King
Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page
Where Will The Dimple Be? - Rosemary Clooney
Something Stupid - Frank & Nancy Sinatra
16 Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford
Wildwood Weed • Jim Stafford
Five Feet High and Rising · Johnny Cash
When You're Hot, You're Hot · Jerry Reed
Hey, Good Lookin' · Hank Williams
Heartaches By the Number · Ray Price
Daddy Sang Bass · Johnny Cash
Sink The Bismarck · Johnny Horton
Amos Moses · Jerry Reed
Me And Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma – Melanie
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Joan Baez
Before The Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender
The Rose · Bette Midler
Brand New Key · Melanie
The Night the Lights Went out in Georgia - Vicki Lawrence
My Ding A Ling - Chuck Berry
House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
Monday, Monday - The Mamas & The Papas
Different Drum - Linda Ronstadt
Tennessee Bird Walk  - Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan
May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose - Little Jimmy Dickens
Hello Walls - Faron Young
Amarillo By Morning - George Strait
Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette
He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones
Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man - Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
Hot Rod

The Oldies Music Board » A Classic Oldies Music Special Not Seen Since 1965 Resurfaces On PBS » March 7, 2021 9:50 am

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It was great! 
 
I was really surprised to see the part taken in the Ford plant.  I worked as an electrician at the old Leeds and Fairfax plants here in KC.  I got my degree and went to work for a conveyor company and spent time in a lot more auto plants.  Celebrities sometimes visit the plants, I watched Jack Palance do one handed pushups at the end of the final line at the Clacomo plant, but dancing through a paint booth and riding the line in an unfinished body is something I didn’t expect. 
 
I didn’t expect Fred Gwynne showing up as Herman Munster either.
 
It was great to see performers on stage properly dressed and without having to scream and bust up guitars to make up for their lack of talent.
 
It’s on four more times here so I’ll be able to capture it one of those times.

The Oldies Music Board » What Would Have Happened Had Buddy Holly Lived? » February 4, 2021 7:27 pm

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G. wrote:

Individuals who were 12 - 16 years old in 1957/8/9 remember both Elvis & Buddy as icons.     It's about demographics & has nothing to do with whether you are male or female or blew your dough on gas or clothing   

You need to reread what I posted

Taz wrote:

... the girls spend their money on records. .... 

The girls spent money on records providing cash for the artist and label as well as advancing the song and artist up the charts.  That’s exactly what it’s about.
 
They both aimed for the same demographics groups but Elvis appealed more to the one who would actually support him with money.
 
I’m not sure why you think gender is not a demographic but it’s not really important.
 

The Oldies Music Board » What Would Have Happened Had Buddy Holly Lived? » February 3, 2021 6:53 pm

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The guys prefer Buddy, the girls prefer Elvis.  The guys spend their money on gas, the girls spend their money on records.  Elvis wins, Buddy loses. 

The Oldies Music Board » Sax Appeal! » February 3, 2021 12:56 pm

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I’m gonna take the 5th on the places I might have heard Night Train, Harlem Nocturne and Swingin’ Shepherd Blues.

The Oldies Music Board » Sax Appeal! » February 3, 2021 9:15 am

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aflem wrote:

Not as old as others listed here, but I was always partial to the sax solo on "Baker St." by Gerry Rafferty. A huge part of the song that carries much of the tune.  

You may not be that old but the sax solo in that song is.  It’s Harlem Nocturne or at least a slight variation on it. The Viscounts did a great version of it in 1966.  It’s title #5 on that Saxy Rock CD I listed.  It was also the Mike Hammer TV Theme.

 

The Oldies Music Board » Sax Appeal! » January 31, 2021 3:40 pm

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Submitted for your approval











 

The Oldies Music Board » Sax Appeal! » January 31, 2021 2:09 pm

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This might be of interest to you if you don’t have it.  Available new and used from Amazon and ebay.
 
Given the price for new, I’m glad I bought mine years ago.


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Back with track listings

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The Oldies Music Board » Sax Appeal! » January 31, 2021 10:27 am

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Jim Southern wrote:

..., the Bill Black Combo, ....

That would be Ace Cannon on most of the Bill Black stuff.
 

The Oldies Music Board » I say no » January 29, 2021 10:07 am

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Roman wrote:

gopher wrote:

Roman wrote:

Did Paul McCartney reacquire the publishing rights to all of The Beatles songs? If so, it's pretty worrisome to see a new Superbowl tv ad for a marketplace app where someone is selling their popcorn maker, set to the Fab Four's 'Hello Goodbye'. Neil Young and Bob Dylan recently sold part or all of their song catalogue, maintaining that their integrity will never be sacrificed. I'm not holding my breath. How long will it be before Heart of Gold becomes the tag line for a Gold Bond anti-itch cream? I still can't get over the fact that they used Johnny Cash's 'Ring of Fire' in a Preparation H commercial.

if it happened, i missed it. my understanding is that roseanne cash turned down the prep h offer. but i have no idea if she solely controls johnny's publishing, though i know she has at least a piece of it. if the commercial does exist, she must have been out-voted.

I was going on recall re the Prep H commercial which, in my case, is always a dangerous thing. I looked it up and it does appear that the Cash turned down the cash.
 

 

But the commercial does exist


 

The Oldies Music Board » I say no » January 29, 2021 12:24 am

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Roman wrote:

Did Paul McCartney reacquire the publishing rights to all of The Beatles songs? If so, it's pretty worrisome to see a new Superbowl tv ad for a marketplace app where someone is selling their popcorn maker, set to the Fab Four's 'Hello Goodbye'....

They couldn’t use the song “Popcorn”, it was already selling baby wipes.


 

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