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Really Old Music

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Hostile, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Are there any songs that you really like that are really old? By this I mean to say are at least 50 years old.

    I am a big fan of old Motown sound stuff and there is one song that was by a band called The Robins who were the origin of The Coasters.

    I first heard this song in a Brandon Fraser movie called "School Ties" and I thought it just had a great soulful sound.

    Hope you like it. This is Smokey Joe's Cafe.

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  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Love a bunch of the old 50s stuff.

    Also love a good deal of old blues stuff.
  3. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    When a blues sound is really good, there is nothing better in the world as far as music goes.
  4. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    I used to sit in the ol' 76 ford supercab with my dad. He had some eight tracks of Fats Domino, Dean Martin, Buddy Holley, Satchmo. etc. We'd listen to them for hours. When I visit him and we're doing his to do list, we tune in the oldies station in his tuffshed. Never seemed much like work..........

    I still know all the lyrics to Chantilly Lace. 16 tons was a favorite when I was in grade school.

    BTW - Thanks for the movie title. I had forgotten it. Great flick.
  5. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Would this mean I have to classify Shumann and Bach as Ancient? :laugh2:
    Aside from Classical I love old jazz, like Charlie Parker and Django Reinhardt....

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  6. JIMMYBUFFETT

    JIMMYBUFFETT Skinwalker

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    Suspicious Minds is one of my favorite songs ever, and I'm not even an Elvis fan.

    As far as old blues go, it's hard to go wrong with anything by Robert Johnson.
  7. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    I love Dwight Yoakams version of that song...
  8. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    I like The Andrew Sisters. 1940s.

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  9. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    New Orleans R&B!

    Along with Motown, it was the font of some amazing music in the period. Gonna link to a Professor Longhair piece, Big Chief. He was the inspiration for guys like the Meters, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Harry Connick, Jr., etc. Brought back from obscurity by the Nevilles, he got to re-record some of his classics in a modern studio enviornment

    Hos, have you seen 'Standing In The Shadow of Motown'? Brilliant documentary on the session musicians who played all the Motown hits. Includes a concert with the surviving crew.

    http://www.standingintheshadowsofmotown.com/

    vta, I Love Django too, btw. The Hot Club of France was pretty dang hot! Got to see Stephan Grappelli in concert once.

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  10. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    No, I'll give it a look. Thank you.
  11. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    I listen to tons of Moazrt, Bach, or whoever put out the best piano riffs. Love that stuff
  12. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Li'l Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs
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  13. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    That is exactly the kind of stuff I was hoping would get posted.
  14. 67CowboysFan

    67CowboysFan New Member

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  15. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Really enjoy The Platters.

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  16. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Ikko Ikko, by the Dixie Cups. N'awlins street music. These gals were part of the Phil Spector congregation, and the song was recorded during a break in recording sessions. They were just singing for fun, and playing the rhythm with drumsticks on ashtrays. An astute recording engineer rolled tape.

    This has been played and recorded by everyone and their uncle, from the Grateful Dead to Cyndi Lauper...

    American Bandstand clip! Wow..... The live recording is cool for the period, but has some terrible 'no-rhythm anglo clapping' with it. Must have been tough to sing, smile, and hold the beat....

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  17. CowboyDan

    CowboyDan Anger is a Gift

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    I've always had a soft spot for the late, great Ray Charles:

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  18. JustDezIt

    JustDezIt Formerly sm0kie13 ROY

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    here's a few throw backs people may enjoy

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  19. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Up on the Roof by The Drifters.

    This is one of my feel good songs.

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  20. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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