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The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkle, and...?

 
 
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 14 Mar, 2009 09:39 am
@sozobe,
grandpa was a carpenter is a great tune, the kid has good taste
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 25 Mar, 2009 09:12 am
It just occurrs to me that if Sozlet likes the Beatles of 1967 -- Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour, etc. -- she probably likes the early Pink Floyd. They started out in quite a similar spirit.

A Piper at the Gates of Dawn

A Saucerful of Secrets


Early Singles
dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 25 Mar, 2009 09:45 am
@Thomas,
Thomas wrote:

It just occurrs to me that if Sozlet likes the Beatles of 1967 -- Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour, etc. -- she probably likes the early Pink Floyd. They started out in quite a similar spirit.

A Piper at the Gates of Dawn

A Saucerful of Secrets


Early Singlesset the controls for the heart of the sun and careful with that axe Eugene
Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 25 Mar, 2009 12:00 pm
@dyslexia,
Sozlet is just the right age where she might like to swing an axe around the house. It's important we remind her to be careful with it.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sat 2 May, 2009 05:27 pm
Here's one she just heard on the radio (not sure of the artist -- i.e. this seems to be by Bobby Bare but not sure if he's the one who performed it) and loved it:



Title: Bobby Bare - Marie Laveau lyrics


Marie Laveau

The most famous of the voodoo queens that ever existed
Is Marie Laveau, down in Louisiana
There's a lot of weird, ungodly tales about Marie,
She's supposed to have a lot of magic potions, spells and curses....

Down in Louisiana, where the black trees grow
Lives a voodoo lady named Marie Laveau
Got a black cat's tooth and a Mojo bone
And anyone who wouldn't leave her alone
She'd go (growl) another man done gone.

She lives in a swamp in a hollow log
With a one-eyed snake and a three-legged dog
She's got a bent, bony body and stringy hair
If she ever seen y'all messin' 'round there
She'd go (growl) another man done gone.

And then one night when the moon was black
Into the swamp come handsome Jack
A no good man like you all know
(TALK) He was lookin' around for Marie Laveau.

He said Marie Laveau, you handsome witch
Gimme a little a little charm that'll make me rich
Gimme a million dollars and I tell you what I'll do
This very night, I'm gonna marry you
Then It'll be (growl) another man done gone.

So Marie done some magic, and she shook a little sand
Made a million dollars and she put it in his hand
Then she giggled and she wiggled, and she said Hey, Hey
I'm gettin' ready for my weddin' day.

But old handsome Jack he said goodbye Marie
You're too damned ugly for a rich man like me
Then Marie started mumblin', her fangs started gnashin'
Her body started tremblin', and her eyes started flashin'
And she went (growl) another man done gone.

So if you ever git down where the black trees grow
And meet a voodoo lady named Marie Laveau
If she ever asks you to make her your wife
Man, you better stay with her for the rest of your life
Or it'll be (growl) another man done gone.
sozobe
 
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Reply Sat 2 May, 2009 05:34 pm
@sozobe,
Yeah, we found it on Youtube and she says this is the version she heard:

Thomas
 
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Reply Mon 4 May, 2009 10:14 pm
@sozobe,
Who knew Sozlet would grow up to be so anti-men! Very Happy
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Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 09:56 pm
I'm currently going through some kind of personal born-again religious revival concerning Neil Young. So I came here to recommend him, only to notice that he's already one of this thread's most-recommended candidates.

Sozobe, have you tested Young on Sozlet already? If so, I'm curious what her reaction was. If not, allow me to proselythize a bit by posting two Youtube clips.

1) Old Man (folky, sentimental)



2) Hey Hey My My (he has done both electric-rocky and acoustic-folky versions of this one. This is an acoustic one.)



2 a) Though among the electric-rocky versions of "Hey hey my my", I like Oasis's better than Neil Young's:

Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jun, 2010 10:24 pm
Oh, and speaking of Oasis: See if you can get their album Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. Chances are pretty good she'll like it in its own right. Plus, it's full of musical allusions to the Beatles. (Presumably, the idea behind the album's title is that Oasis sees the Beatles as the giants whose shoulders it's standing on.) It will be interesting to see if Sozlet catches the allusions, and if she has fun discovering them. Here is the album's final song, Roll it over. (Electric-guitar-rock-hymn style, culminating in the Beatles' guitar motif from Come Together.)

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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 12:25 pm
Did you catch this one, Soz? I realize my timing was kind of bad.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 12:33 pm
@Thomas,
Oh I missed these, thanks for bumping.

She does like Neil Young!

She has found Pandora, which really serves the function of this thread beautifully. She has two channels so far -- the Highwaymen channel (Highwaymen: Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson), and the Iron Man channel (Black Sabbath). Basically, the first is "outlaw country" (her favorites are Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard) and the second is heavy metal (Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, etc.) So far the only surprise Pandora has turned up (most of 'em are just songs she already knew and liked) is Guns 'n' Roses, I forget which song though.

She needs to start a Beatles channel next, then she'll be set. (She does like Oasis, too!)

Oh and a pop channel too. She does like some current pop, not much but some. She would not stop singing "Fireflies" for about a month. Ugh.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 12:38 pm
Any experiments with classical music yet?
sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 12:38 pm
@eoe,
Re-reading this now that she's listened to way more music, she got the soundtrack to "O Brother Where Art Thou" for Christmas and yes, she loves it, eoe.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 12:44 pm
@Thomas,
I don't think so... I can't remember what happened with the links you posted before. I'll try again, or try something new.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2010 01:00 pm
One more thought ... if she likes country and Heavy Metal, how about grunge? Nirvana?

There's also a tradition of instrumental, slide-guitarrish rock'n roll that I call "grunge from the fifties". Not sure what it's called properly. Anyway, my favorite piece in this tradition is Link Wray: Rumble. I'm pretty confident it'll work for her.



PS: Speaking about soundtracks, two more treasure troves of inspiring music are the soundtracks of "The Big Lebowski" and "Pulp Fiction". Actually, the soundtrack of any movie by the Cohen Brothers or Quentin Tarantino.

PPS: Speaking of the Cohen Brothers, has Sozlet seen "The Big Lebowski" yet? I'm sensing a match between her goofball humor and the Cohens'.
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