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The Oldies Music Board » Who's Not In The Rock Hall Of Fame That Should Be? It's A Long List » February 12, 2022 9:47 am

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Eminem is nominated for the RRHOF. How is Eminem rock n roll? He's not, as are a number of other rappers already in the hall and others who aren't remotely rock n roll. Call it the Music Hall of Fame if you wish, but it's not even close to being the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame anymore.

The Oldies Music Board » America's Drummer Willie Leacox passes » February 2, 2022 5:10 pm

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Willy Leacox, the drummer for the band America for 41 years, passed away at his home in Stockton, CA this week at the age of 74. He was first heard playing with America on their 4th album, Holiday. He was one great drummer.

The Oldies Music Board » Better Than The Original » January 7, 2022 4:46 pm

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Since you mentioned Dylan, two songs immediately came to mind. "It Ain't Me Babe" by the Turtles and "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix were two covers that I liked much more than the originals. 

The Oldies Music Board » British Radio Station Unveils Listener Chosen Top 40 Beatles Songs » November 30, 2021 5:13 pm

alangee
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I can't believe that Ticket to Ride didn't even make it on the list!

The Oldies Music Board » Just for the fun of it » November 25, 2021 11:33 am

alangee
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Get Away - Georgie Fame -1966
Hands of the Clock - Life - 1969
Everybody Knows Matilda - Duke Baxter 1969 

The Oldies Music Board » How Don McLean's American Pie Almost Sounded Different » August 18, 2021 9:16 pm

alangee
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That is a great article. In addition to a great story, I really enjoyed the two videos that were featured in. It was very interesting to see Don singing the song live in 1971 and 28 years later in 1999. Thanks for posting this aflem.

The Oldies Music Board » The Unlikely Oldie That's Turned Into A Worldwide Sports Anthem » July 11, 2021 7:17 pm

alangee
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I don't know if I would call it an anthem, but Boston Red Sox have been playing Dirty Water by the Standells after any game they win at home.

The Oldies Music Board » Lightfoot To Reopen Toronto's Massey Hall In November » June 29, 2021 8:26 pm

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Speaking of Gordon, I ran across one of Rick Beatto's "What Makes This Song Great" and he beautifully analyzes "If You Could Read My Mind", which truly is one of the most beautiful songs written. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X33YyowZZxQ

The Oldies Music Board » Beach Boys, Chicago, Foreigner, Kool & the Gang on July 4th special » June 28, 2021 7:55 pm

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As much as I like many of the performers, I have found on many of the special day event shows, the music is usually pre-recorded and lip-synced. I have absolutely hated lip-sync ever since I was a kid. A lot of the performances are also kitschy and schmaltzy and for me, downright impossible to watch. If I watch anything on July 4th, it will be the Hall and Oates Liberty concert from July 4, 1985. Now that was a concert!!

The Oldies Music Board » Muscle Shoals Sound Studio drummer/cofounder Roger Hawkins has died » June 8, 2021 6:18 pm

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gopher wrote:

alangee wrote:

Back in the day, many years ago when I was learning to play drums, Roger Hawkins was the first drummer I actually took note of. His work on Aretha Franklin's songs, especially "The House that Jack Built" totally blew me away. I loved his funkiness, crispness and precision. He was a major influence in my drumming.

that's really great. if you came up past those surf drum disco platters, i can see how hawkins would have brought something meatier to your attention.

i'm wondering, though, in light of your attraction to hawkins, what, if anything, did you make of al jackson? too thin, perhaps? or, had jackson passed before you picked up on him or hawkins?
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/nov/25/al-jackson-jr-memphis-sunset-the-mysterious-death-of-stax-heartbeat
 

To be perfectly honest, I was never a true student or follower of specific drummers. (I was never a that great drummer either. I just enjoyed playing them and being in the local garage bands!) I only knew of Hawkins from Aretha's Greatest Hits album because his picture and name was on the album and I wore out the grooves listening to it. That is how I remember him. I also became aware of Hal Blaine when I first saw his name on one of my Fifth Dimension albums. As for Al Jackson I didn't know about him until I just read his bio on Wikipedia because you mentioned him and obviously he was a great drummer. If I'd had a Booker T & the MGs album I might have learned about him sooner!

The Oldies Music Board » Muscle Shoals Sound Studio drummer/cofounder Roger Hawkins has died » May 30, 2021 9:26 am

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Back in the day, many years ago when I was learning to play drums, Roger Hawkins was the first drummer I actually took note of. His work on Aretha Franklin's songs, especially "The House that Jack Built" totally blew me away. I loved his funkiness, crispness and precision. He was a major influence in my drumming.

The Oldies Music Board » The 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Are... » May 12, 2021 7:07 pm

alangee
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Yes, it's nice to see Carole and Tina get in, but I'm no longer a fan of the Hall. The list is massive of deserving artists who are not in the Hall let alone not even being nominated. Right now IMHO the R&RHOF has about as much relevance and credibility as a Rolling Stone top 100 list.

The Oldies Music Board » Carole King, Todd Rundgren, Go-Go’s Lead List of Rock Hall Nominees » February 12, 2021 10:15 pm

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The fact that it took this long for Carole King to be nominated (unbelievable that she's not already in) demonstrates what a farce the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is.

The Oldies Music Board » Sax Appeal! » January 31, 2021 11:25 am

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Steve Douglas and Jay Migliori were session saxophonists who played with the Beach Boys, Phil Spector and others. You can actually hear them playing on this "Fun Fun Fun" remix/remaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTAR-xR_hWo . Until I had heard this remix I never even knew there were saxophones on the original recording.

The Oldies Music Board » The sad, gradual decline of the fade-out in popular music » January 24, 2021 10:47 am

alangee
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I remember enjoying back in the old FM days when the song was fading out a well crafted segue was fading in.

The Oldies Music Board » Mystery song » January 3, 2021 10:04 pm

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Lorne wrote:

A regular named Fitz on my local radio/tv forum posted tonight that someone came up with the answer on the Steve Hoffman Music Forums. The song is called The Livin' And The Dyin' and it's by Jim Dawson. You can hear the song at http://www.jimdawson.com/livin.html. Very glad to see this mystery has finally been solved. 

Bravo to the power of the Internet!! So glad I could hear the whole song. I really like it. In fact I like a lot of the music on his web site. He wrote some very fine songs. Too bad he didn't get the big break that some of the others in his day got. I think his music would have fared well on the charts if he'd had a bit of promotion.
 

The Oldies Music Board » Study: Your favorite pop songs likely trace from when you were 14 » January 3, 2021 5:17 pm

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Interesting study, though for me my favourite music was in 1963 through 1965 from age 10 to 12. I think a lot of what made an impression on me as much as the music was the medium I was hearing it on. The excitement of radio reflected the excitement of the music, or maybe vice-versa. And of course in 1964 the Beatles were a huge influence in the music I enjoyed. By the time I was 14 in 1967 I'd say my musical tastes were definitely maturing as I think was much of the music.
 

The Oldies Music Board » The Missing Lyrics From "Take Me Home Country Roads" You Never Heard » December 31, 2020 3:40 pm

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aflem wrote:

Roman wrote:

Hard to believe Danoff was involved in writing such a good tune, when he was also the writer of Afternoon Delight which, IMO, is the most cringe-worthy song of all time.

With apologies to Smokey Robinson, I second that emotion! Can't think of a song that sends me to change the dial faster than that one. 

For me the cringe-worthiest dial changing song is Paul Anka's "Having My Baby" which may have resulted from a little afternoon delight!!

Happy New Year everybody!!

The Oldies Music Board » Mystery song » December 29, 2020 10:18 pm

alangee
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The piano in the song reminds me of the piano in Jackson Browne's Doctor My Eyes. For a few seconds the vocal sounds a bit like Gerry Beckley of America. I know it's neither of them, but I sure do like what I heard of that song. Very catchy.

The Oldies Music Board » Favorite Christmas Song(s) » December 21, 2020 4:47 pm

alangee
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Tis the season!!

Some of us love Christmas music, some of us cringe at the thought. Anyway I thought it might be nice to list some of our favorite Christmas songs. I have three definite favorites.

Merry Christmas Darling - Carpenters
Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea
Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson

Merry Christmas everyone!!

The Oldies Music Board » An Incredible Treasure Trove Of 60s Music Info Online » October 31, 2020 4:37 pm

alangee
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Thanks aflem. I've actually spent more time on that site than on Facebook today! I got such a kick out of the home page's main story about Dennis Yost. I listened to Pollyana for the first time. They did sound like the Four Seasons on that one!

The Oldies Music Board » Favorite Instrumentals » October 28, 2020 7:45 am

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Green Onions - Booker T & the MGs
Out of Limits - Marketts
No Matter What Shape your Stomach's In - T-Bones
Music to Watch Girls By - Bob Crewe Generation
Baby Ruth - The Butterfingers
Wipeout - Surfaris
Pipeline - Chantays
More - Kai Winding

The Oldies Music Board » van morrison: crazy, greedy, or both? you decide » September 19, 2020 6:09 pm

alangee
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Good on your friends, Lorne. My wife is in a similar situation. She's also a musician and lost a lot of weddings this year. But now people are asking her to play and she's turning everything down. She doesn't want to play during COVID.

The Oldies Music Board » van morrison: crazy, greedy, or both? you decide » September 19, 2020 8:27 am

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I loved the protest songs of the 60s. They were about social justice. Now Van writing "pretending it's for our safety when it's really to enslave." sound like the rantings of a bitter old man. Comparing trying to save lives to enslavement is utter foolishness and an insult to people who really were enslaved.

The Oldies Music Board » Music Groups in Old TV shows » August 31, 2020 10:04 pm

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Wow, those are quite the lists. Just made me remember, Phil Collins and Glen Frey on separate episodes of Miami Vice. There may be others that I don't remember.

The Oldies Music Board » Music Groups in Old TV shows » August 31, 2020 6:26 pm

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"@It's me Karen", got me thinking about this topic when she mentioned Uncle Fester in a thread about Moon River.  I'm in the Standell's Facebook group and they appeared in an episode of the Munsters. I know Uncle Fester was in the Addams Family but I'm sure you can figure out my muddled thought process here! Anyway, that got me wondering if anyone remembers any other groups or even individual musicians that appeared in someone else's tv shows back in the day.

One I clearly remember is seeing the Fifth Dimension featured prominently in an episode of It Takes A Thief. Also featured prominently in that episode was their song One Less Bell to Answer.

The Oldies Music Board » Why Most Rock/Pop Bands and Singers Never Got Rich » August 30, 2020 2:58 pm

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GrimsbyFan wrote:

Told as only Flo and Eddie can.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JHN5HaUg28

Great video. In John Oates (of Hall and Oates) book, Change of Seasons, John talks about how in 1987 after 20 years of touring and selling over 80 million records, he was broke thanks to the record companies. He and Darryl eventually managed to get their money back. It's a very interesting look into how record companies treated their artists.

The Oldies Music Board » Instrumental parts!! » August 30, 2020 1:50 pm

alangee
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It's me Karen wrote:

"She's gone" by Hall & Oates.

So true. The sax solo is incredible (actually so is the entire song).

While on a Hall & Oates theme, the middle of Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid, the haunting strums of the guitars followed by the bombastic drum fills driving into the chorus has been blowing my mind since the mid-80s.
 
 

The Oldies Music Board » Instrumental parts!! » August 30, 2020 10:51 am

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Just thought of one more.  Ride Captain Ride by Blues Image has two great solos. I wish the one at the end lasted longer.
 

The Oldies Music Board » Instrumental parts!! » August 28, 2020 9:47 pm

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Year of the Cat - Al Stewart
How Long - Ace
Goodbye to Love - Carpentars

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