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Play a song from the year you were born

 
 
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Sun 1 Sep, 2019 02:12 am


Very black and white around here. Smile
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 3 Sep, 2019 06:33 pm
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 3 Sep, 2019 07:23 pm
Had to play another from 1942
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 3 Sep, 2019 07:46 pm
@edgarblythe,
If I was going to pick my favourite 1942 song it would be

edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 3 Sep, 2019 07:52 pm
@hingehead,
Each year has a nice hit list. I read the top 100 for my year and there was a long list of great ones. The main reason I at first chose White Christmas, it had a long run as the best selling record of all time.
hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 3 Sep, 2019 07:59 pm
@edgarblythe,
I'm not sure I'd appreciate a hot 100 from any year, but something about Kalamazoo makes me very happy even though it was recorded decades before I was born and doesn't form any of my organic personal musical history. I only picked it up because I force myself to listen to genres I'm not familiar with, looking for bits of gold like this.

I think the only other 1942 song that comes close is As Times Goes By by Dooley Wilson from Casablanca. Not to say I don't appreciate anything else from that year, just not to that level.
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 3 Sep, 2019 08:10 pm
@hingehead,
Back in the 70's, my friends and I would be just driving around, smoking pot and someone would start singing the refrain, and it was impossible not to join in.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Tue 3 Sep, 2019 09:46 pm
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

If I was going to pick my favourite 1942 song it would be

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFv_PoZ2iP0[/youtube]


Wow, the Modernaires and the fabulous Nicholas Brothers///love Glenn Miller, my parents had all the music and I grew up listening to it. I still have my dad's 78 rpms (the ones that survived).
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 3 Sep, 2019 10:25 pm
There are quite a few songs from 1942 that I consider to be absolute masterpieces. Of course, I lived with that kind of music, mixed with country and western, until I was in the ninth grade. We didn't have no Ray Charles or Little Richard, no Elvis or Rolling Stones and what followed in the decades after.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 3 Sep, 2019 11:41 pm
@chai2,
For me it was early 90s and the Pot Belly tavern in Belconnen, for some reason the jukebox had 'Wandrin' Star' from Paint Your Wagon on it - and whenever it came on the whole place would sing along.
Jeremiah2004
 
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Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2020 12:31 pm
@nimh,
Green Day- American Idiot
1. American Idiot
2. JESUS OF SUBURBIA:
I. Jesus Of Suburbia
II. City Of The Damned
III. I Don't Care
IV. Dearly Beloved
V. Tales Of Another Broken Home
3. Holiday
4. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
5. Are We The Waiting
6. St. Jimmy
7. Give Me Novacaine
8. She's A Rebel
9. Extraordinary Girl
10. Letterbomb
11. Wake Me Up When September Ends
12. HOMECOMING:
I. The Death Of St. Jimmy
II. East 12th St.
III. Nobody Likes You
IV. Rock And Roll Girlfriend
V. We're Coming Home Again
13. Whatsername
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 17 Sep, 2020 01:08 pm
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

For me it was early 90s and the Pot Belly tavern in Belconnen, for some reason the jukebox had 'Wandrin' Star' from Paint Your Wagon on it - and whenever it came on the whole place would sing along.


Ha! Just saw this from over a year ago.

Hell yeah, that's a real drunken crying in your cups diddy.

For a short time I lived in Wisconsin, and was the lone Texan there. Worked at some electric tools place for a time. There were 5 different lines out on the floor.
So, each day, a line would choose what type of music to play. It was great. You couldn't complain about the music, because soon enough it would be your night.

This one line always picked country music, and sometimes entirely old classics. But there was never a time when "All My Exes Live in Texas" didn't come up at least twice.

The entire place, maybe 60 of us, would sing along with the refrain, really overplaying it. Very Happy Oh, even better, almost half the employees were Laotian.

You have not heard a Texan accent until you've heard someone from Laos doing it.
Really great people.





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