Re: Oldie But Goodies
I have finally found happiness in my life. Guitars, singing, beer and camping. And they all intertwine wonderfully.
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Hard to go wrong with Buddy Holly or the Everly Brothers.
Yes, I remember those, Old doll.
Ya skullhauled me back intime with that one Sure i closed me eyes and could smell them smokey filled
dance halls of long ago. In my mind i can still see the patterns on the walls from the big ole glitter ball turning
way up on the ceiling. Ahh! God be with the days . Innocent magical times.
I love Tex Ritters Voice. I hope chordians do also.
Yep, like tex Ritter, too. And I like Bobby Helms
I was fortunate to have played drums with many of your 50's musical idols when they appeared at rock and roll revival shows in the 1980's and 90's. Having been born in 1962, I missed the original thrill of those records, but I sure caught the fever 20-30 years later. That music is so awesome to me that I now have one of the most complete rock & roll music collections I know of. Also, now that I'm picking the ukulele, many of my favorite songs to play are from that era. Especially cool is how my grandchildren go crazy for songs like Fats Domino's "I Got A Whole Lotta Lovin'" and "Surfin' Bird."
Alright PapaTom. The music from that era is the best ever. I know we tend to stick to the era we grew up in, but I still think there was a lot of good in those old songs. The fever, as you say, is hard not to catch.
>>>>I know we tend to stick to the era we grew up in, but I still think there was a lot of good in those old songs.<<<<
I think it's the simplicity; the same thing that makes childrens' songs so infectious. I find that I can pull almost any 1950's or early 1960's song out of a hat, play it on my uke, and drive my 3 and 4-year old grandchildren into a frenzy. Plus, I am sure they will remember these songs all their lives and sing them to THEIR grandchildren.
Regarding the affinity we all have for the music of our childhoods, I grew up with Ringo's sloshy "boom chicka boom chick" beat and Sandy Nelson's jungle tom tom rhythms playing all day long. I later became an accomplished drummer playing a somewhat different style of rock & pop music, but whenever I had the chance to work with The Coasters, The Drifters, or Chuck Berry, I had the best time of my life playing those straight ahead rock and roll beats all night. As you said, there's nothing like it!
Anyway, my hands-down vote for best rock and roll record of all time is The Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There."
Id forgotton how good this song was.
That was a great song in itself, as were many others by them. How about this one?
Fats Domino is from just up the road from here. His music never failed to make me feel great:
>>>Fats Domino is from just up the road from here.<<<<
Did you see the TV documentary about the concert Fats Domino played for New Orleans? I love that guy.
>>>Fats Domino is from just up the road from here.<<<<
No sir, but I would love to.
Ms. Lena (old doll) wrote that she and her brother would like an old time, New Orleans style jazz funeral when the sad day comes.
Me too! What a way to go out - with a party and street dance.
All good stuff. Here's another good oldie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2FT4Fpr … r2-2r-5-HM
Loved Ray Davis and the kinks.
Tennesee Ernie Ford, 16 Tons and the Ballad of Davey Crockett. My first 78 purchase, waaaay back when. Memories, memories and more memories. Wonderful.
My wife bought a Willie Nelson box set for me for Christmas. It follows his career with 100 songs from his earliest attempts - including a demo tape he cut overtop of the farm report tape from a radio station where he was a DJ. Some excellent songs on there that were before my time, but exceptional. "Any Old Arms Won't Do" being a new favorite. And of course "Bloody Mary Morning" and "Bubbles in my Beer".
It came with a short biography of Willie Nelson's music career. What I found interesting is that when he was working out of Nashville, while his songs were treated well by recording artists, his own recordings weren't considered country music because the studios thought he had "jazz timing" by coming just before or just after the beat. It wasn't until he quit Nashville and moved to Texas where he had a huge following that his career rocketed (and has never really come down off the apogee). There's an interesting story about how he had signed on with a new studio (I don't recall which one) and he did a stripped down recording. The studio didn't want to release it as it was and wanted to re-engineer the whole thing with background singers and horns and all manner of whatnot. It was Waylon Jennings who got up in the face of the studio head and said, "You don't get it! This is what you get with Willie. He's genius and if you mess with genius you just get mess." The studio released the album as is. The album was "Red-headed Stranger" and it went straight up the charts, went platinum, and even fostered a movie.
Henson Cargill and "Skip a rope". One of the songs I first learned. Took me awhile to even find it in a music store.
Another Kinks for the record. A great song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz64hWng … iv-1r-1-HM
And I love Willie. Sounds like a lot of good music there, Zurf
Skip a Rope is one I just recently learned. good song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhntwxA4 … p;index=34
Thought I would add one more for good measure. Sgt Barry sadler
What a good song Skip a Rope is.
I never heard this before. Thanks for that link.
This was attached to the Willie Nelson link. Now im curious as to what it was ?
"This video contains content from Vevo, who has decided to block it in your country." Hello !!! The war here is over sirs
Green Berets i remember very well. another good song.
Heres something Bensonp Old ! The 6th century to be exact .. Noooo its not me Just a change of scenery. I was writing about this place today. Just thought id share it here with you all. Monks came here in wee leather boats in the 6th century
and built a monastery. Im going to go again this year to visit. Its a spectacular place to visit. Also a nice video.
The Skelligs. Enjoy. Actually this is the nearest point to America from here. or there abouts.
Skip a Rope really struck a chord in me back in the 60's when I first heard it. Henson Cargill was a dang good songwriter and guitarist.
Hi bensonp,alot of great old tunes mentioned here love most of them I think buddy holly was one of the best to ever hit the streets,I am also a huge fan of Bobby helms,not to many songs but his few were great. Carl Perkins also gave us alot of foundations for new enterainers.
I agree with the buddy Holly statement. Here's an old one of him when he first made it big. it gives us some insight to what some people thought about the new Rock and Roll.