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The Oldies Music Board » Another Great Gone: Lloyd Price Dies At 88 » May 9, 2021 3:59 pm

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NO NO NO NO NO!!   Not Lloyd!!!  The first love of my life, my 12 year old crush,  He had a pretty active Facebook page, but I had noticed he had been quiet of late,  Of course, you know, when anyone gets to that age, that something unpleasant could happen at any time.  But I sure wasn't expecting it.  I'm devastated. 
Short and sweet - Lloyd and Little Richard

The Oldies Music Board » I am so sad I missed this info - Little Walter's Time Machine » February 9, 2021 9:29 pm

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Walter was great.  He made us all happy in so many ways.  If you have nothing to say but criticism, just STOP!!

The Oldies Music Board » Useless Bits of Trivia » February 9, 2021 1:44 pm

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WOW!  Delbert and Wayne Bennett - you know your stuff!

The Oldies Music Board » Songwriter Behind Gladys Knight & Pips Classics Has Passed » February 4, 2021 11:11 pm

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This is really hard for me to take!. I just loved him, and had been thinking of him just a few days ago  I lived for awhile in Tupelo,MS, working at WJLJ.  Jim was from Pontotoc, and a lot of people would mention him, but I knew nothing about him.  Then one day when I was digging around in the production studio I discovered THREE albums by him, all on RCA.  They were incredibly beautiful, but strangely enough I was forbidden to play them.  Hometown boy, major label, and it was obvious people were very proud of him.  Go figure.  Awhile later the boss' wife told me she had dated Jim in high school, so I figured that must have been the reason  Among his other accomplishments, he was a 3-year quarterback at Ole Miss.  At the time, he was the first and only, I don't know if that feat has been duplicated since.

The Oldies Music Board » Ed Bruce RIP » January 17, 2021 8:30 pm

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The American label of release was Wand

The Oldies Music Board » Battle of the Bands -- The Skyliners vs The Casinos » January 13, 2021 10:09 pm

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I'm in agreement, here.  Skyliners all the way.  Jimmy Beaumont's beautiful lead vocal, and Janet's  incredible ending.  Was she REALLY only 16 when she did that?  Hard to imagine, but stunning whatever. 

For those who think there was some similarity between the two songs, do a bit of research.  Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye is an older song, first version probably by Johnny Nash in early 60s.  So they are from similar eras.  But for those of us with strong country music ties, there's still something in here for us - it was written by John D. Loudermilk.  Just another example of how all the music of our era was intertwined.  And why I love it all, and maintain it was all one.  (And I think Eddy Arnold had a hit on it too)
 

The Oldies Music Board » Ed Bruce RIP » January 12, 2021 10:41 pm

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Ed was the writer of Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys and See the Big Man Cry among many others.  From what I've been reading, he was in some kind of Maverick remake and other TV shows.  Guess I wasn't watching TV at that time, but it makes sense.  His image was very rugged and his voice was very masculine. 

The Oldies Music Board » R.I.P. Gerry Marsden » January 4, 2021 7:44 pm

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On New Year's Day, we lost the lovely Misty Morgan (of Jack Blanchard and)  Sudden and sad.

The Oldies Music Board » Charley Pride R.I.P. » December 22, 2020 11:49 am

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About as much as I know about Herb Jeffries is that I've heard of him, in his cowboy persona.  But I've never heard him.

The Oldies Music Board » Charley Pride R.I.P. » December 21, 2020 5:56 pm

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"Other Black country stars came before Pride, namely DeFord Bailey, who was a Grand Ole Opry member between 1927 and 1941. But until the early 1990s, when Cleve Francis came along, Pride was the only Black country singer signed to a major label.

This isn't true.  Stoney Edwards was signed to Capitol, O.B. McClinton was on several labels, but eventually wound up on Epic.  Big Al Downing was on Warner Brothers, as was Howdy Glenn.  To go back further, somewhere between DeFord Bailey and Charley, Bobby Hebb (of Sunny fame) played spoons in Roy Acuff's band on the Opry!! 

There were several women, but none of them caught on.  (The thing we must remember about Charley Pride is this  - there are a lot of things that go into making a star, and he may be the only one who had them.  The looks, the personality, the charisma, the access to great material),  Though I still maintain  Al had them, too.  He was just great.)

There werer women   Ruby Falls, Linda Martell, Jjoann Sweeney (interesting story here)

And then there was LaMelle Prince!!!   She is probably one I would have dismissed if I didn't know anything about her.  I found an old LP of crazy stuff from Cheapo, and on it I saw a song by Lamelle Prince.  From a long time ago.)   But there was this.  And they try to tell us this wasn't even the A side of the record.  Well Ralph Emery played it every night on his WSM show, (and that other song was just so dull and uninteresting)  She was so beautiful and such a great singer. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVS1VveXKOY

I have always been somewhat interested, but have found lately I'm even more interested.  As a teenager, I grew up listening to WLAC (in Nashville) and didn't get into country til about 66 (the British Invasion drove me to it)  My subsequent endeavors brought me to a lot of things that many have never heard or accepted,

This has a long way to go, but I'm not doing it now.  I have been going through this in my mind

The Oldies Music Board » Charley Pride R.I.P. » December 14, 2020 8:54 pm

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I didn't get this, either, because Charley certainly didn't have a gimmick.  But once you bring the Statler Brothers into it, I get it and it's OK. This may have been  pre-Road Hog, or not.  They trashed everyone there. In one of their routines, they were talking about the lineup of an upcoming show.- Kris Krisjefferson, Charlie Ritts, the White Fox (if he wants to sit down he should play steel guitar) and on and on it went with misaming everyone. And Charles Pride, the only n...n...name that isn't on my list, but he's gonna be there anyway.
 

The Oldies Music Board » a very frank willie » December 14, 2020 8:43 pm

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Lightfoot Sings Anka??:!!   THAT's funny.

The Oldies Music Board » Following Up! » November 24, 2020 7:11 pm

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Yes, you really had a lot of them that didn't make the national charts.  Of that list, I've heard only four - #24, #26, #30 and #40.

The Oldies Music Board » Rain Drops Keep Fallin' » November 24, 2020 7:04 pm

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I've heard this story before - if you've never heard Ray's version of Sunday Morning Comin Down, you have missed a total masterpiece.  It's really a movie without pictures. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSmOEhwGsg0
I suspect there is more to the story than what's being told, I think Monument at the time was distributed by Columbia.  Ralph Emery on WSM was playing it every night, one night I recalled him saying Ray Price was going to record it (which he did but only as an album cut) but Ralph stopped playing it, as if he'd been told to.  And then, from out of nowhere came Johnny Cash.  Johnny Cash was a really big star at the time, and both he and Ray Price were on Columbia.  But after loving this so much, I could never embrace Cash's slightly uptempo sing-songy, unemotional approach to the song.  In fact every time it came on the radio I changed the station.  Definitely some music biz politics involved in there somewhere.  But in the end I guess it worked out OK, everyone involved went on to have long lasting and varied musical careers.

The Oldies Music Board » Ian Tyson » September 26, 2020 7:09 pm

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I have this thing from a couple years ago that says he's 85.     it's a great story with a beautiful picture.   He's now 87.  What a treasure he is
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155663533636937&set=a.10150366556646937&type=3&theater

The Oldies Music Board » Roy Head RIP » September 21, 2020 8:48 pm

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Well, that's probably what I didn't want.  The only thing I came up with was something from CMT - Sundance Head's father dies.  How incredibly disrespectful.

The Oldies Music Board » Roy Head RIP » September 21, 2020 7:34 pm

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I don't have a link to a story, but very reliable people on Facebook are reporting it.  If Ben Sandmel says it, I know it's true.  Roy was clearly the most popular performer on the Ponderosa Stomps in NOLA.  Strange that Dale Watson has been talking about him a lot in recent weeks, even sang Treat Her Right last week.  I knew he had some serious health issues awhile back, but the way Dale made it sound was that he had been to Hernando;s Hideaway recently, so I figured he must be OK.  Total shock.

The Oldies Music Board » Every song by The Beatles that John Lennon hated » August 7, 2020 3:54 pm

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It's me Karen wrote:

Flo wrote:

Every song by the Beatles that I hated.  Almost all of them.  (When the dust settled, I think I still liked Girl, but no other)
 

Flo, do you really hate the music or perhaps it's the Beatles you hate?

Both, actually.  It's really that the Beatles and the rest of he British Invasion pretty much killed off the music I loved  I'm a singer person.

 

The Oldies Music Board » Every song by The Beatles that John Lennon hated » August 6, 2020 5:27 pm

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Every song by the Beatles that I hated.  Almost all of them.  (When the dust settled, I think I still liked Girl, but no other)
 

The Oldies Music Board » Do You Have ONE Favorite Concert? » August 5, 2020 9:12 pm

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Mine is just about the Neville Brothers - every where I saw them, they were the best ever,  Damn, I miss them.

The Oldies Music Board » What Does This Hit Song Actually Mean? » July 28, 2020 11:00 am

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Might have helped if they hadn't changed John Stewart's line "now you know how funky I can be" to "now you know happy I can be."

|Now you want to really talk about a John Stewart song that made no sense try Mother Country.

The Oldies Music Board » tipitina's » July 16, 2020 1:43 pm

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Yes, this would be a tragedy.  It's so hard for the venues, the musicians, and restaurants.    I'm glad I'm no longer working in that business.  But my heart is with them all the way.

A side note, in the middle of this article is a link to another article that says K-Paul's iconic restaurant has closed permanently.

The Oldies Music Board » Q&A: Gordon Lightfoot ... » July 14, 2020 6:05 pm

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Thanks for that link, Lorne, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to pass on watching that.  I saw the thumbnail to it and I was mortified at how bad he looks.  I couldn't watch it.  Maybe I could listen, though.

A comment someone posted on one of the reaction sites today - Gordon Lightfoot has always rocked the world in a gentle way.  What a beautiful way to say it.

The Oldies Music Board » Rod Bernard RIP » July 14, 2020 6:00 pm

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Word from the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame is that Rod Bernard (This Should On Forever) has died.

https://www.facebook.com/SouthLouisianaHistory/photos/a.1406476876164659/2179250635553942/?type=3&theater
 

The Oldies Music Board » Q&A: Gordon Lightfoot ... » July 6, 2020 11:43 am

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Thanks, Lorne.  Always enjoy your Lightfoot updates.  He is very popular with the YouTube reactors.
Words of wisdom for today:  Gordon Lightfoot "I do my own trash."

The Oldies Music Board » Which oldies song(s) have great musical intros? » June 30, 2020 1:46 pm

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How about Treat Her Right by Roy Head?  Very identifiable, and it just goes on and on forever.
Turn On Your Love Light - Bobby Bland
Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers

The Oldies Music Board » Why Are There So Few Positive Hit Songs About Fathers? » June 24, 2020 9:07 pm

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This one counts as a country crossover - Ned Miller - Do What You Do Do Well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MZ4a3LVndA&fbclid=IwAR34NKtTp_7jBJeDaqobaPXd0lPo7vg0PjD7mFlFaxxZMcMvoe-Xlc1NlFA

There are quite a few in country, I only mentioned this one because it was on the pop charts as well.
But here we go - Guy Clark - Randall Knife
Loretta Lynn - They Don't Make 'Em Like my Daddy Anymore
Holly Dunn - Daddy's Hans
There was a Johnny Cash one I've forgotten the name of, but it was something like Your Daddy is a Good Man, and Don't you kids forget it.
 

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