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Topic: Any old songs that you can't forget.
Posted By: aka ron
Subject: Any old songs that you can't forget.
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2017 at 6:58pm
I must have heard it on the radio...a one hit wonder.
 
I married my first wife in 1979, this song played a lot on the cassette player in my Firebird on the way to Gatlinburg for our honeymoon. When you fight on the honeymoon, the relationship is doomed!
 


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2017 at 9:27pm
Isn't every song that's not a hit or on a hit album, pretty much obscure?
 
Here's one I heard today on WFMU.  It's a Moog cover of a song that was a hit elsewhere, but not here.  Top 40, though.  I remember it though from the early 70s.  Never really liked it.  Oddly, though, for some reason, I looked at the video (of the hit version) last night on Youtube, and this morning, I heard this Moog cover version on the radio.
 
 
 


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2017 at 11:36pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

I must have heard it on the radio...a one hit wonder.
 
I married my first wife in 1979, this song played a lot on the cassette player in my Firebird on the way to Gatlinburg for our honeymoon. When you fight on the honeymoon, the relationship is doomed!

The late 70's was definitely the era of the romantic ballad.

Lotta Christopher Cross type gooey vocals and lyrics, but still, very "musician-y". 

Instrumentally and musically complex.

That song you posted (which I remember, btw) reminds me of this one from that same era, and which also about New Orleans. 






Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 11:46am
^I remember that one too.
 
This was a hit on the radio as well, and very well done.
 


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 1:43pm
^  Yeah, that one was the hit, but it's actually the live 1972 version of the song they recorded years earlier.  The original recording was never a hit.  I'm not even sure it was released as a single at the time (1967).
 
Here's the original:
 
 
 
Why do I even know this crap?  LOL
 
 


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 6:56pm
^LOL
 
You are the undisputed music expert on the forum.
I like my version better, better sound quality and it sounds like they are using an orchestra too.
 
These old songs are still some on my favorites.
 
 


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 7:23pm
I agree.  I like the "hit" version better, too.  I think some of that has to do with advancements made in recording during those 5 years.
 
 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 7:34pm
Here's the newest bit of useless trivia I learned:
 
Do you know the bridge in Mott the Hoople's Roll Away the Stone in which Ian Hunter speaks to a woman about going to a party?  It goes like this:
 
Hunter: There's a rockabilly party on Saturday night.  Are you gonna be there?
Female: Well I got my invite.
Hunter: Gonna bring your records?
Female: Oh, will do
 
Seems Hunter lifted that from some Godawful (and totally obscure) song from the 50s called Rockabilly Party.
 
1:49...
 
 
 
Here's where he got that from:
 
 
 


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 8:24pm
After my parents split up, my mom had a place on the south shore of Wawasee, I had a neighbor that was several years older but they didn't mind if I hung around. Smoking pot and playing chess.
He had this AWESOME stereo system blasting out Mott the Hoople.
 
 
I have posted this here before.
 


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 8:54pm
Another song that touches my emotions.
 


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 9:10pm
This is one you never hear anywhere but it brings memories of 15 flooding back to me. It was one of my favorite songs for awhile until it disappeared from the airwaves and I never heard it again until YouTube....







Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 9:15pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Another song that touches my emotions.
 



Oh, I recognize that one.

Never knew the name of the band, though.

The only rock song I associate with marmalade is this one...



I think I actually still have the 45....


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 9:18pm
^ Great song, when I was working at Merrill's marina. We had a good rock station from Ft. Wayne.  WRBR, I think.

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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 9:19pm
^  For me, that would've been Take a Look Around.  I loved it way back when, but haven't heard it since.
 
 


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 9:21pm
 
aka...
 
Still like that Mercy song.
 
Reflections is a weird one:
 
The world is a bad place
A sad place
A terrible place to live
 
Yikes.


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 9:28pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 
aka...
 
Still like that Mercy song.
 
Reflections is a weird one:
 
The world is a bad place
A sad place
A terrible place to live
 
Yikes.
Not really!
 
Back then, it wasn't so bad!
Look at 9/11, this world sucks!


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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 9:43pm
^  I dunno.  The Vietnam War, the Kennedy/Kennedy/King assassinations, race riots, protests, the Black Panthers, Charles Manson, Altamont, drugs, rock star deaths---there was a lotta bad stuff going on back then.
 
 


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2017 at 7:39pm
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

This is one you never hear anywhere but it brings memories of 15 flooding back to me. It was one of my favorite songs for awhile until it disappeared from the airwaves and I never heard it again until YouTube....





Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

^ Great song, when I was working at Merrill's marina. We had a good rock station from Ft. Wayne. WRBR, I think.


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2017 at 8:08pm
Sometimes, I get carried away with some of my moments from the past.
My dad let me mow the yard when I was only 8 years old. I very nice John Deere tractor.
 
I was singing this song to myself...giving it a little extra choke just because I could.
 
Hey! The engine sounds great when it chokes!
 
 
While I was being an idiot, my future brother in law just happened to be passing by. True story!
 
I killed the` engine and was rolling backward towards a split rail fence, I crashed through the fence and ended up in the ditch on the other side of the road.


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2017 at 8:28pm
I remember that song.

There was at least one remake in the 80's I think.

Juice Newton or some such flash in the pan.


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2017 at 5:32pm
I have always loved these guys, "Ya hey der"
 


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2017 at 5:43pm
This song was best using the headphones, my cheap stereo from that time could not produce a deep bass sound.


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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2017 at 6:44pm
I am reluctant to replace my old computer, mostly because I have some great speakers and a sub-woofer.  The music is grand!
 


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Posted By: DKS
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2017 at 6:13pm
What's considered old? 20 years+? 30 years+? Even at 30 years+ I could name hundreds of songs.

Considering I listen to all of these guys, and remember a great many songs from all of them:The Who, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Chuck Berry, Lynryd Skynyrd, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Marty Robbins, Johnny Horton, Charlie Daniels, John Fogerty/CCR, Alice Cooper, Ozzy, Dio, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Gordon Lightfoot, The Pogues, Pink Floyd, Rainbow, Mercyful Fate, Metallica, Megadeth, Venom, Overkill, Savatage, the score from Conan the Barbarian, Candlemass, Metal Church, Testament, Helloween, New Model Army, Anthrax, Hank Williams Jr, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, and many more.

All of the artists on the above list released their debut album 30+ years ago...


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Posted By: msmadz
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2017 at 10:56pm
I listen to an oldies station out of the east end of long island, my. WLNG. I can be listening to creedance and James Taylor and then they'll slip in Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. But a few that I can't get out of my head are: the night that the lights went out in Georgia ( Vicky Lawrence) and dark lady by Cher. I surprised myself with how much of the lyrics I remembered.

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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2017 at 12:13am
Originally posted by msmadz msmadz wrote:

I listen to an oldies station out of the east end of long island, my. WLNG. I can be listening to creedance and James Taylor and then they'll slip in Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. But a few that I can't get out of my head are: the night that the lights went out in Georgia ( Vicky Lawrence) and dark lady by Cher. I surprised myself with how much of the lyrics I remembered.





Posted By: msmadz
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2017 at 11:33am
Jimbo!!! 😁

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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2017 at 1:32pm
I don't know if Thelma Harper ever really said that whilst hoisting a beer, but dammit, she should have!!!!





Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2017 at 7:18pm
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by msmadz msmadz wrote:

I listen to an oldies station out of the east end of long island, my. WLNG. I can be listening to creedance and James Taylor and then they'll slip in Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. But a few that I can't get out of my head are: the night that the lights went out in Georgia ( Vicky Lawrence) and dark lady by Cher. I surprised myself with how much of the lyrics I remembered.


It's a great song!
 
Chilling, haunting!
 


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2017 at 7:29pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by msmadz msmadz wrote:

I listen to an oldies station out of the east end of long island, my. WLNG. I can be listening to creedance and James Taylor and then they'll slip in Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. But a few that I can't get out of my head are: the night that the lights went out in Georgia ( Vicky Lawrence) and dark lady by Cher. I surprised myself with how much of the lyrics I remembered.


It's a great song!

Chilling, haunting!


All I know is that thanks to Vicky Lawrence and that song, I grew up knowing not to trust my soul to no backwoods southern lawyer.

And that no matter where I went, I always knew the judge in the town had blood stains on his hands.

Thank you, Vicky.

I owe you!!!



Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2017 at 10:24pm
I do love that song...kind of in the same way I love the song Convoy.
 
 


Posted By: msmadz
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2017 at 2:33am
I do love the boys of CIH!

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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2017 at 9:37pm
I found this site about 10 or 11 years ago while looking for a song that was being used in a Hewlett-Packard printer commercial.  I found the song eventually, but the webpage I found it on became corrupted or something.
 
Anyway, I see the song finally got posted to Youtube a few weeks ago.  Anyway, here it is---the reason I'm a member of CIH.  Kinda catchy, I think.  It's about filming porn.
 
 
 


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2017 at 7:02pm


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Date Posted: 07 Apr 2017 at 8:57pm


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2017 at 9:15pm
Confused...The James Gang just wasn't The James Gang without Joe Walsh - I couldn't listen to them after he left, but, for some odd reason, I bought this album and never have been able to get this cut out of my head...(think Tommy Bolin (too clean, too polished, not down & grungy like we like) played lead guitar on this album)


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2017 at 9:27pm
ConfusedBig smileConfused!
This whole album has a bit of my life in it (worked for them for a number of shows in the early '70's).
This WAS my #1 album for many years.
When it originally came out, it was almost impossible to find (in West Germany). Believe it or not, I hitch-hiked to Verdun, France (for the adventure and to study history), where I found my first copy - which I still have.


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2017 at 9:28pm
Here is a young Joe Walsh circa 1970 or so, on stage with the James Gang inside the hideout of outlaw Job Cain, in the cult classic film Zachariah.

Billed as the first electric western.





Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2017 at 11:56pm
 
 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2017 at 3:06am
^^^ConfusedI think the title of this thread is 'Any old songs you can't forget', not 'Any old songs you can't forget from 'Drag Queen Night in Gdansk' when you gave over-the-counter, but under-the-table warm and fuzzy frothy to Bruno'.

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Posted By: NiteRaidah
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2017 at 3:49am

well, okay, the whole album, too.


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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2017 at 4:18am
Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

^^^ConfusedI think the title of this thread is 'Any old songs you can't forget', not 'Any old songs you can't forget from 'Drag Queen Night in Gdansk' when you gave over-the-counter, but under-the-table warm and fuzzy frothy to Bruno'.


Only a hoary ol chestnut could come up with something as twisted as that!!!




Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2017 at 10:38am
Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

^^^ConfusedI think the title of this thread is 'Any old songs you can't forget', not 'Any old songs you can't forget from 'Drag Queen Night in Gdansk' when you gave over-the-counter, but under-the-table warm and fuzzy frothy to Bruno'.
 
Are you talking about the one I posted?  Hey, I saw that video here at CIH many years ago.  Maybe it was in a thread about bad videos.  I'm pretty sure Jimbo posted it.  I could be wrong.
 
A few months back, my punk-rockin' 30 y/o co-worker was playing it on his handheld device as I was walking by.  I cracked up.
 
 


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2017 at 7:33pm
I had a huge confession going about a 20 year old girlfriend and my mom's trip to the Mayo clinic.
 Then the page crashes.  Angry
 


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Posted By: sgtrock21
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2017 at 2:42am
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Great version! "Crash And Burn" is one of my favorite albums. Their version of "Born Under A Bad Sign" is so far, my favorite version. Sorry Albert, Eric, Jack, and Ginger. Who'da thunk Canayjun's could belt out that caliber of delta blues? 

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Posted By: sgtrock21
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2017 at 3:06am
Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Confused...The James Gang just wasn't The James Gang without Joe Walsh - I couldn't listen to them after he left, but, for some odd reason, I bought this album and never have been able to get this cut out of my head...(think Tommy Bolin (too clean, too polished, not down & grungy like we like) played lead guitar on this album)
Tommy Bolin also played 6 string guitar on master drummer Billy Cobham's Jazz Fusion "Spectrum" album. Very impressive!

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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2017 at 9:50am
Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Confused...The James Gang just wasn't The James Gang without Joe Walsh - I couldn't listen to them after he left, but, for some odd reason, I bought this album and never have been able to get this cut out of my head...(think Tommy Bolin (too clean, too polished, not down & grungy like we like) played lead guitar on this album)
 
 
As I recall, Tommy Bolin didn't have such a clean sound when he was with Zephyr. 
 
Maybe I'll re-listen to them later.  I don't think I've listened to them in 45 years.  It's too early right now for grimy old blues-rock.  Hell, I find myself getting agitated by the Time-Life "Power of Love" infomercial (featuring Air Supply, Ambrosia and many others) on in the next room right now.
 
 
 
 


Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2017 at 7:49pm
Originally posted by msmadz msmadz wrote:

I do love the boys of CIH!
LOL
You are one of those long standing smart females that make this site great.
 


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2017 at 8:25pm


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Posted By: sgtrock21
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2017 at 3:09am
I clicked on a "101 songs you must hear" site. I did not know half of the songs or artists. Of course I am a dinosaur. I realized the site was BS when they stated Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" was a tribute to Princess Dianna. The first line in the lyrics is " Goodbye Norma Jean" (Marilyn Monroe). Ignorant Idiots. 

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Posted By: aka ron
Date Posted: 28 Apr 2017 at 7:16pm


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Posted By: NiteRaidah
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2017 at 12:08am
Time Fades Away - Neil Young


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