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The Oldies Music Board » Musical Preferences In My Senior Years » July 19, 2024 4:20 pm

mroldies
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Jim, 
Kaempfert? He is simply ambrosial. That's my taste.
"The Bass Walks", "Skokiaan", "Ole, O'Cangaceiro (The Bandit)", "Mexican Shuffle", "Dreaming The Blues",
"Blue Midnight",...
And do you know "Ole, O'Cangaceiro" by Bob Powels and Werner Müller Orchestra? 

The Oldies Music Board » Probably something from the 60s » June 25, 2024 2:32 am

mroldies
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Roman wrote:

Here's a link to the album and its tracks. Limelight and Terry's Theme are not on this record.https://www.discogs.com/pt_BR/release/15340039-The-Tony-Mansell-Singers-Sing-Charles-Chaplin-Favourites

Roman,
“Limelight”, “Eternally”, “Terry's Theme” are three names for the same song. I just didn't know which name was used. That's why I wrote all three.
 

The Oldies Music Board » Probably something from the 60s » June 22, 2024 11:07 am

mroldies
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mroldies wrote:

https://vocaroo.com/1owjYzOogTM2
After all these years, is it still possible to find out who plays and sings and under what name the recording was released?
“Limelight”, “Eternally”, “Terry’s Theme”?
Ray Conniff? Ray Charles Singers?
 

I got a tip that it could be The Tony Mansell Singers from the album "Sing Charles Chaplin Favourites".
I do not have this album and it is not available on the Internet. Can anyone verify this by listening?


 

The Oldies Music Board » Probably something from the 60s » June 22, 2024 7:05 am

mroldies
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https://vocaroo.com/1owjYzOogTM2
After all these years, is it still possible to find out who plays and sings and under what name the recording was released?
“Limelight”, “Eternally”, “Terry’s Theme”?
Ray Conniff? Ray Charles Singers?


 

The Oldies Music Board » Who is the singer in the photo on the right? » June 17, 2024 11:58 am

mroldies
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I got a tip that it was probably George Goodman, who sang in Europe. So America probably won't know him...

The Oldies Music Board » Who is the singer in the photo on the right? » June 17, 2024 10:47 am

mroldies
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Does anyone recognize this singer? 
The photo is said to be from the 1960s. It's from the Radio Free Europe studio.

The Oldies Music Board » For the birds » April 22, 2024 2:42 pm

mroldies
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I have a book called "The Great Song Thesaurus".
Many songs about birds are mentioned in it. I can't even write them all. I will mention only a few:

(There'll Be Blue Birds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover
When The Birds In Georgia Sing Of Tennessee
Two Little Bluebirds
Shady Lady Bird
Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing
She Was One Of The Early Birds


 

The Oldies Music Board » Song used in the movie "The Little Things" (2021) » April 21, 2024 11:26 am

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mroldies wrote:

When Joe "Deke" Deacon is in pathology, the female doctor listens to a song playing on the radio.
Do you know what song it is?

I'm sorry for bothering you with this.
I already figured it out. Aaron Neville - "Tell It Like It Is"
 

The Oldies Music Board » For the birds » April 21, 2024 10:39 am

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A Bird In A Gilded Cage
Bird  Of Love Divine
Little Bird On Nellie's Hat
Bird On The Wing
Bird Sings At Eventide
Birds In The Night

The Oldies Music Board » Song used in the movie "The Little Things" (2021) » April 21, 2024 10:16 am

mroldies
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When Joe "Deke" Deacon is in pathology, the female doctor listens to a song playing on the radio.
Do you know what song it is?

The Oldies Music Board » For the birds » April 19, 2024 11:01 am

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Bird Dance Beat
The Bird Man
The Bird On My Head
Birdland (We Like Birdland)
Birds Of Britain

The Oldies Music Board » Elvis Presley and two songs from the fifties » February 13, 2024 7:25 am

mroldies
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Does anyone know the answer to my two questions?

1. Did Elvis Presley record the song "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock"? Did RCA ever release it on vinyl or CD?

2. And the same question about the song "Only You (And You Alone)".
Did Elvis Presley ever record it? Did RCA ever release it on vinyl or CD?

The Oldies Music Board » How The Grateful Dead Rode Its Archival Strategy to a Billboard Record » February 10, 2024 6:49 pm

mroldies
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Lorne wrote:

mroldies wrote:

"...on the Billboard 200".
Does this mean that it is counted from May 13, 1967?

I wouldn't know ... I was just referencing what they said in the article.
 

I hope it is clear why I asked this question. The Billboard 200 LP chart was first published on May 13, 1967.
 

The Oldies Music Board » How The Grateful Dead Rode Its Archival Strategy to a Billboard Record » February 9, 2024 4:37 pm

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"...on the Billboard 200".
Does this mean that it is counted from May 13, 1967?

The Oldies Music Board » 60 Years Ago » January 22, 2024 5:03 pm

mroldies
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January 1964?
Billboard Hot 100 on January 18:
Highest Debut: The Beatles - "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (No. 45)

Billboard Hot 100 on January 25:
Biggest Mover: The Beatles - "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (from 45th to 3rd)

The Oldies Music Board » Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! » January 5, 2024 5:01 pm

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Am I wrong or am I right?
The "Secondhandsongs" website lists Bing Crosby as the performer of that song on the third line in chronological order. 
But I think Bob Crosby should be there. His recording scored in Billboard (Most-Played In Juke Boxes) already on February 16, 1946. 
Bing Crosby's recording should be listed only after it.

I also noticed this:
Bing Crosby's recording sample on the "Secondhandsongs"
(youtube with green background) does not match the actual music sample from V-Disc 646.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbSsils7Uts
(listen at 3:38 onwards)
 

The Oldies Music Board » What to play at the very end? » December 27, 2023 5:24 am

mroldies
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I wonder what an oldies DJ (oldies presenter) should play as the last song when he retires after many years of working
in a radio station...
"A Touch Of Velvet - A Sting Of Brass"?
"Sleepy Shores"?
"River Deep-Mountain High"?
Or simply "Roll Over Beethoven"?

Do you have any interesting tips?

The Oldies Music Board » Lola Dee, Singer of ‘Pretty Eyed Baby,’ Dies at 95 » December 12, 2023 3:35 pm

mroldies
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I didn't know her recordings, so I listened to them. It is heard that she was slowly moving towards rock'n'roll.
Or am I mistaken?

The Oldies Music Board » Charles Magnante - "Accordion Boogie" » December 8, 2023 10:10 am

mroldies
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This is a (then) Czechoslovak recording of "Accordion Boogie" from 1965.
https://vocaroo.com/14LNbBwweSai

The Oldies Music Board » Charles Magnante - "Accordion Boogie" » December 7, 2023 3:32 pm

mroldies
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Roman wrote:

mroldies wrote:

Lorne wrote:

This composition is listed in The Library of Congress Catalog of Copyright Entries for January - June 1956 on p. 367, so that might provide some corroboration for this release being the first. 
https://www.google.ca/books/edition/Catalog_of_Copyright_Entries/ry0hAQAAIAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%22magnante%22+%22accordion+boogie%22&pg=PA367&printsec=frontcover

I found that "discogs.com" link too.
So when you additionally found that the entry in the "Catalog of Copyright Entries" gives the same year, it is confirmed.
Charles Magnante gramophone records are probably quite rare, that's why his recordings are not even on the Internet and we can't hear them.They are only written about.
 

There seem to be quite a few videos on YouTube that claim to be authentic Magnante recordings. There's even one live video form 1946.

 

Roman,
I was hasty with the claim that Magnante's recordings are not on YouTube. They are and a lot. It is necessary to search well.
But unfortunately, I haven't found "Accordion Boogie" yet.
 

The Oldies Music Board » Charles Magnante - "Accordion Boogie" » December 7, 2023 11:34 am

mroldies
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Lorne wrote:

This composition is listed in The Library of Congress Catalog of Copyright Entries for January - June 1956 on p. 367, so that might provide some corroboration for this release being the first. 
https://www.google.ca/books/edition/Catalog_of_Copyright_Entries/ry0hAQAAIAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%22magnante%22+%22accordion+boogie%22&pg=PA367&printsec=frontcover

I found that "discogs.com" link too.
So when you additionally found that the entry in the "Catalog of Copyright Entries" gives the same year, it is confirmed.
Charles Magnante gramophone records are probably quite rare, that's why his recordings are not even on the Internet and we can't hear them.
They are only written about.
 

The Oldies Music Board » Charles Magnante - "Accordion Boogie" » December 7, 2023 8:31 am

mroldies
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Do any of you know when Charles Magnante first recorded and released "Accordion Boogie"?
I believe it's actually his arrangement of Arthur Smith's "Guitar Boogie" in which he also used a small fragment of "The Hucklebuck".
What is your opinion?    

The Oldies Music Board » "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" Hits Billboard #1 65 Yrs. Later! » December 4, 2023 6:36 pm

mroldies
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Joel Whitburn nicely described the chart history of Christmas hits in his book "Christmas in the Charts".

The Oldies Music Board » Les Maguire has died » December 2, 2023 2:53 pm

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unclefester wrote:

Sorry to read this.

I saw Gerry Marsden in person several times in the early 2000's in Orillia and Niagara Falls & was a great fan of the original band.

In fact about 20 years ago I was in email contact with Les Chadwick the Pacemakers bass player who was a residnet of Sydney Australia. Mr. Chadwick passed a few years back of brain cancer.

Les Maguire was a child prodigy when it came to music and was proficient to the extreme on piano and saxaphone. In fact in his very early days in the group he played sax and not the piano. But that soon changed.

May he rest in peace.

Hi, unclefester,
Thanks for a nice summary of the facts.















 

 

The Oldies Music Board » Jean Knight has died » November 28, 2023 2:49 pm

mroldies
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StereoTom wrote:

The oldies board's late friend Kate Goldfield used to call me the grim reaper of oldies artists. Having lost too many friends, family, and favorite artists over the years, I've kind of slowed down with that... at least on here. I still report them as I see them, on the RIP thread on the 45cat website.

Sometimes that information is important.
When I talk about the performer, I need to know if it should be in the present tense or the past tense. If he's alive or dead.
 

The Oldies Music Board » Les Maguire has died » November 27, 2023 5:38 pm

mroldies
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Les Maguire, the keyboardist of Gerry & The Pacemakers died on November 25 at the age of 81.
He was the last surviving member of the group’s classic lineup.

The Oldies Music Board » Jean Knight has died » November 27, 2023 3:05 pm

mroldies
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Lorne wrote:

Thanks, mroldies. Here's a New Orleans obituary that gives a good overview of her life ... I found it particularly noteworthy that she became a nurse even as she continued to sing.
https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/keith_spera/jean-knight-new-orleans-singer-of-mr-big-stuff-has-died/article_a48c194e-8d3f-11ee-b476-db808d95ddd0.html

I am compiling my own "who was born and who died" calendar. If I find out something interesting again,
I'll let you know.
I had my fifth round of chemotherapy today, but life goes on…
 

The Oldies Music Board » Jean Knight has died » November 27, 2023 2:09 pm

mroldies
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Singer Jean Knight died on November 22 at the age of 78.

The Oldies Music Board » Conny Van Dyke has died » November 13, 2023 7:10 pm

mroldies
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Singer and actress Conny Van Dyke died on November 11 in L.A. at the age of 78.

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