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Do you know your parents' favorite songs and artists?

 
 
Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 06:55 am
I never knew my father, but I was told this was his favorite song.

My Mom loved Hank Snow
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 07:12 am
After Hank Snow was out of it and her children inundated her with mostly rock, Mom became a fan of Gene Pitney.
panzade
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 07:55 am
@edgarblythe,
I can’t remember how to post YT vids so I’ll just comment.

My folks were very musical. My dad played the recorder and my mom sang.
Our house was filled with folk songs; mainly from S America, Italy and Australia.
Eventually bossa nova jazz and American folk music filled our playlist.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 08:15 am
@panzade,
panzade wrote:

I can’t remember how to post YT vids so I’ll just comment.

My folks were very musical. My dad played the recorder and my mom sang.
Our house was filled with folk songs; mainly from S America, Italy and Australia.

Eventually bossa nova jazz and American folk music filled our playlist
.

[youtube]youtubelink[/youtube]
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 08:42 am

mom always played Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, Carly Simon and the like on the stereo.

dad was partial to classical and, to a lesser extent, jazz...
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 08:53 am
“Kansas City” was my dad’s; “My Funny Valentine” was my mom’s

(My dad would have been 100 this year; my mother 98)

I doubt if my children could respond to this question.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 09:08 am
My Mom liked many of my records. She asked for this one more than once.
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panzade
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 09:23 am
@edgarblythe,
I copied the link....to no avail.

A favorite in our house:

[youtube]https://youtu.be/So718wk426c[/youtube]
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 09:44 am
@panzade,

that's the short url.

you need the full one that contains www . youtube . com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So718wk426c

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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 09:49 am
Ah, Jimmy Rodgers, the Blue Yodeler.

I'm sure the Beatles are somebody's parent's favorite artists.

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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 09:57 am
@PUNKEY,
After all these years, you still don't know how to post a video? Or is it that you just don't care?



That was the original recording. This is different, it's from Britain's Got Talent:

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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 11:41 am
My mother served in the United States Army--she was a registered nurse--in North Africa, England and France. She met my father there and they were married in a little English church on April 4th, 1944.

This was first recorded by Glenn Miller in 1939. He flew to England to entertainer the troops during World War II. He boarded a plane to fly to mainland Europe. His plane went missing over the English channel.



My mother and her very much younger sister (my aunt, of course) were big fans of Cuban music; this is by Xavier Cugat, from 1957:

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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 11:44 am
Tito Puente was another favorite:

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Sturgis
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 12:54 pm
According to Mother, my parents had The Yellow Rose of Texas as their own shared song. Mother was quite happy with the Mitch Miller version.

Never understood why they went with it as we were not anywhere near living in Texas!
(my father never said if he liked it)

edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 01:31 pm
Even though I identify as a Texan - even born here - I spent ten years in California growing up and spent more time there as an adult. At heart I am a Californian. I spent lots of my life escaping Texas and country music, only to return over and over. Here is another for my mother, who lost her own mother at the age of three and was a migrant farm worker. She went to the first, third and fifth grades of school. Her favorite reading was the Reader's Digest.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 01:34 pm
@Sturgis,
Sturgis wrote:

According to Mother, my parents had The Yellow Rose of Texas as their own shared song. Mother was quite happy with the Mitch Miller version.

Never understood why they went with it as we were not anywhere near living in Texas!
(my father never said if he liked it)

[youtube]www.youtube.com/watch?v=q29aJSpA2o0[/youtube]


We always laughed at Mitch's gang saying RIo Grand instead of REo Grand. Which reminds me of a Glenn Ford movie called The Man From the Alamo. In it they call the Sabine river the SAYbine.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 01:41 pm
@edgarblythe,
In Ford's defense he was from Canada by birth
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 01:48 pm
@Sturgis,
He was a hell of a good actor, though.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Sun 12 Apr, 2020 01:50 pm
@edgarblythe,
Definitely.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 13 Apr, 2020 07:49 am
I don't know who their favorite song or artist was - I do know though who they liked at one point or another. One thing that surprised me was my dad like the Stones. They are a group like the Beatles that seem to cross generations.

I still remember (and am still scarred as a result of this) - walking home from school and approaching my house on a nice day -- all the windows open and hearing with horror as my mom had Barry Manilow blaring from the eight track tape stereo and walking in while she is dancing holding my baby brother. Oh the horror!
 

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