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The Oldies Music Board » Elton John Says He Never Wants To Perform This Massive Hit Again » May 9, 2021 5:49 pm

Little Rich
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Yeah, something like Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire."  He says that remains the #1 request by people at concerts.  He hates it - says it is a meaningless ramble - my paraphrasing.  Too bad because I like that and EJ's "Crocodile Rock."

The Oldies Music Board » An Oldie But A Goodie » May 4, 2021 2:22 pm

Little Rich
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Lorne - super allusion to a classic - the best - of Mr. Webb.  One of the greatest, under-rated songwriters of all time.  Made a lot of other people famous!!  MacArthur Park!!

The Oldies Music Board » What Do These Rock Stars All Have In Common? » May 1, 2021 7:29 pm

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One More Mountain To Climb was my favorite by him, followed closely by When Liking To Turns to Loving.  He had some good stuff - particularly hot from 1965-1966 with about 12 in the Top 40.

The Oldies Music Board » What Do These Rock Stars All Have In Common? » April 30, 2021 1:20 pm

Little Rich
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Thx Tom.  Been a long, long time since I heard hide or hair of Ronny.

The Oldies Music Board » Why Neil Young Hates David Crosby » April 22, 2021 3:21 pm

Little Rich
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I have watched his autobiographical documentary, "Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind" and I didn't detect much of an ego there.  He's a brilliant musician who has done well and is highly respected by his countrymen and other musicians.

The Oldies Music Board » Why Neil Young Hates David Crosby » April 22, 2021 1:07 pm

Little Rich
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Actually, Gordon Lightfoot did that once during one of this concerts I attended.  It wasn't the crowd, it was the fact that one of the strings on his guitar was off by about half note  He tuned the one string then continued.

The Oldies Music Board » Why Neil Young Hates David Crosby » April 21, 2021 5:41 pm

Little Rich
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aflem wrote:

For two men who produced such great harmonies, there's no longer any harmony between them at all. 

Why Neil Young hates David Crosby

Well, they didn't hold anything back on their comments!  Whew!!  I have seen Echo In The Canyon twice and Crosby admitted to his own obnoxious personality and behavior.  Bottom Line:  He will never change or apologize - that's the way he is.  Quite frankly, full of himself.  IMHO he has written some great music, BUT...  There's a reason why he has not been very compatible in any group situation, in part, because he has a big head.  I have his last three albums and they are, again IMHO, some of his greatest.  Remind me of his early stuff with the Byrds.  And he could write books about drug and alcohol addiction.  Great music, bad juju.

The Oldies Music Board » When Rock & Roll Got Religion » April 13, 2021 2:37 pm

Little Rich
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gopher wrote:

Taz wrote:

Reverend Mr. Black - The Kingston Trio

really? they turned it into a pop-folk song? i've only heard it by whispering bill anderson, johnny cash, and the original recording by its author, west virginia music hall of famer billy edd wheeler.
 

First on their "Kingston Trio #16 album, released March 4, 1963.

The Oldies Music Board » When Rock & Roll Got Religion » April 3, 2021 5:08 pm

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Taz wrote:

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.
 

(Remember) Walking In The Sand, Shangri-Las, 1964, Billboard charts: #5
By My Side from Godspell.  Woman walks with Jesus.
Do either of these help?

The Oldies Music Board » When Rock & Roll Got Religion » April 2, 2021 5:18 pm

Little Rich
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Thx for the insight aflem, in particular, the Electric Prunes "Kol Nidre."  I really enjoyed their Mass in F Minor which I still have on two-track 7" mag tape.  Yvonne Elliman's "I Don't Know How To Love Him" from JC Superstar is a very beautiful yet powerful song.  Kind of related: What about I Knew Jesus Before He Was A Superstar.  Jesus Is Just Alright.  And one of my favorites, an oldie but goodie from one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Jimmy Webb: I Will Arise; Ed Aimes: Who Will Answer? (Aleluya No.1)

The Oldies Music Board » Kate Goldfield (former regular on the Oldies Music Bulletin Board) » March 25, 2021 2:28 am

Little Rich
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Lorne - you're a saint.  When she needed someone you reached out and touched her. It must have been very disheartening for you.  But you made the best of a very touch situation for someone who was a regular on the Board here.  You're a good man and God love you for it, My Friend!!!

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » March 22, 2021 7:26 pm

Little Rich
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Here's one for you Lorne:  a song by a famous Canadian actor who spoke an entire song which was #1 on the Billboard charts in 1964.  Also #1 on the RPM charts in 1964.

The Oldies Music Board » Songs with spoken passages » March 21, 2021 10:15 pm

Little Rich
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Chestnut Mare by the Byrds
Departure, the lead to "In Search of the Lost Chord" by the Moody Blues
Silent Night/Six O'clock News by Simon & Garfunkel
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me by Boy George & The Culture Club
Chantilly Lace by the Bopper
The End by Jim Morrison & The Doors

The Oldies Music Board » Why The Byrds Preferred Another Version Of "Eight Miles High" » March 14, 2021 6:05 pm

Little Rich
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I purchased the Fifth Dimension album, April 30 1996 remix release CD (catalog #: CK 64847), which includes the RCA Alternate of both the Eight Miles High and Why which are, subtly different.  When comparing to the original Columbia releases with the original RCA recordings:
Eight Miles High (Columbia)      RCA
~3:40 minutes                        ~3:20 minutes
Columbia: noticeably sped up (a bit), had higher, and crisper vocals and a less dark feel overall  McGuinn's lead guitar is dominate in this version and more subtle in the RCA alternate.
RCA: very low, chanting, hypnotic vocals and a much slower intro

As for Why:  roughly the same run time.  No intro on the RCA alternate

I, personally, prefer the Columbia, polished variant, however, the RCA alternate has a place.

Karen:  "never" is a long time! (;>)))

 

The Oldies Music Board » Treat Yourself !! » March 10, 2021 9:35 pm

Little Rich
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Thx unclefester, he sounds GREAT!  and it's live not lip-synched and he though his voice isn't QUITE as strong as it once was, he is super!!  From his glasses and his eye movement, I thin he needed a little help on the lyrics.  Good stuff!!

The Oldies Music Board » The Music Documentary You Shouldn't Miss » March 10, 2021 1:31 am

Little Rich
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I never got the connection of Bert Berns AKA Bert Russell until I researched it.  He is an amazing songwriter and very diverse in his styles.  Wrote many classics for some of the best.

The Oldies Music Board » A Classic Oldies Music Special Not Seen Since 1965 Resurfaces On PBS » March 8, 2021 3:44 am

Little Rich
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I greatly appreciated the show, but there were only a few that weren't lip-synching.  Then again, many of their performances were outdoors which don't lend themselves to the quality as indoor or certainly not even close to studio recording.  Really great to see al those faces and talents.

The Oldies Music Board » Bernie Taupin Reveals Amazing Truth About Elton John » March 8, 2021 3:40 am

Little Rich
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It's me Karen wrote:

And the beauty of this all is every song has its own place.  Not one sounds like the other.  To write that many different tunes is amazing.  

Right on Karen.  Bottom Line:  he is truly one of the most diverse songwriters - every one is very different.  Only one other singer-songwriter might approach his diversity:  Billy Joel - VERY divergent, every one very different.
 

The Oldies Music Board » An Oldie But A Goodie » February 24, 2021 5:55 pm

Little Rich
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Thx aflem.  I almost had to put my thinking cap on for this.  this goes back a ways in time.
 

The Oldies Music Board » Theme music to The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and Hang 'Em High » February 24, 2021 5:03 pm

Little Rich
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Okay.  I was curious if it was the "tin ear" that comes as part of the aging process.  Thx gopher.

The Oldies Music Board » a billy stewart story » February 24, 2021 5:01 pm

Little Rich
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Now that's nearly enough for an Alfred Hitchcock set or Rod Serling mention!  Truly, an eye-opener. And I'm serious.  Thx gopher. 

The Oldies Music Board » Theme music to The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and Hang 'Em High » February 23, 2021 2:52 pm

Little Rich
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Thx G. I recognize the difference in the instruments, but the melody itself is very similar, or at least appears to be.

The Oldies Music Board » Theme music to The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and Hang 'Em High » February 22, 2021 2:18 am

Little Rich
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I could be losing it BUT, it just dawned on me that the music for both movies is nearly identical.  Or am I going deaf?  I know Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra recorded the soundtracks for both movie soundtracks.  Please help these near--tone-deaf ears.

The Oldies Music Board » Motown Funk Brothers Documentary Available Free Online » February 16, 2021 2:03 am

Little Rich
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Thanks aflem.  Phenomenal documentary!!  I actually purchased the DVD soon after I saw it.  Very well done.  One of Berry Gordy's gold mines which he was VERY careful to protect.  Thanks for spreading the word.

The Oldies Music Board » One Night In Miami with Leslie Odom Jr starring as Sam Cooke » February 6, 2021 8:44 pm

Little Rich
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Wikipedia confirms your comment Gopher - not that you need confirmation.  I just wanted more info.  Cooke was one of the greatest R&B, not only in his time, but contemporary as well.  IMHO.  I rarely listen to live performances BUT I do have a a few recordings of live, e.g. Woodstock, which are evocative.  Thx for sharing Gopher.

The Oldies Music Board » One Night In Miami with Leslie Odom Jr starring as Sam Cooke » February 5, 2021 8:32 pm

Little Rich
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Released this past Christmas Day, the docudrama, One Night In Miami, is about a meeting that Sam Cooke, Malcolm X, Mohamed Ali (then Cassius Clay) and Jim Brown, had one evening that changed history.  I guess I was asleep at the wheel because I JUST found out about it moments ago.  The soundtrack includes You Send Me, A Change Is Gonna Come, Chain Gang, Good Times, as well as several other tunes from that time including Tammy, I Love You For Sentimental Reasons.  Impressive soundtrack.  Leslie Odom, Jr, who starred as Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical, Hamilton, sings many of the songs
From that meeting, these four men decided the time had come.  And as a once-famous radio commentator, Paul Harvey, used to say, "...and the rest of the story..."  History was changed and this meeting led to, among other historic outcomes, some great music by Sam Cooke, one of the greatest R&B singers/songwriters of all time!!

Available, livestream, on Amazon Prime.

 

The Oldies Music Board » Sax Appeal! » February 1, 2021 5:06 pm

Little Rich
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aflem wrote:

Don't know who did it, but there's a rather extensive sax solo in Why Do Fools Fall In Love by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.

Jimmy Wright played and arranged the tenor sax on the Teenagers' hit song.  He had his own band, The Jimmy Wright Band and he was hot, often requested for accompaniment for R&B with many other bands.  He spent a while supporting the Teenagers but, in many cases, was NOT credited for the sax.
 

The Oldies Music Board » I say no » January 30, 2021 1:07 am

Little Rich
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gopher wrote:

Little Rich wrote:

Oh goph - you deserve either a cheroot or a Cuban or both.  Congrats!!! https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/tongue.png

And thanks for the entertainment!!
 

thanks (i think 8^}), but that doesn't answer my question.

"speak plain, saves time." --dennis hopper line from "the texas chainsaw massacre" film.

norbert's goat opry? how should i know, unless you tell me?
 

Got it Lorne.
 

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