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I Love to Listen to the Oldies

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    EDDIE COCHRAN: 'Eddie's Blues' (1964).

    Posthumous release of a striking blues number from the ever-versatile Eddie Cochran. There's four minutes of it which probably kept it off the singles released during his lifetime! Virtuoso stuff.
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    LOUIS JORDAN: 'Open the door,

    Richard!' (1947). This is one of many versions of this song, it happens to be the one I know best so up it goes...Amusing novelty which is also a comic vignette of urban life...The wry subtext is why Richard can't open the door although he's definitely in there...it's because he...
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    Billie Holiday - Crazy He Calls me https://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=1pcATgmHBdk "I say I'll move the mountains And I'll move the mountains If he wants them out of the way Crazy, he calls me Sure I'm crazy Crazy in love, I'd say I say I'll go through fire And I'll go through fire As he wants it, so it will be Crazy, he calls...
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    EDDIE COCHRAN: 'Three Steps to Heaven' (1960)

    Eddie says his piece in a little over two and a quarter minutes and creates a classic that echoes down the decades. A lovely record and truly uplifting because it reminds you that sometimes things *do* turn out right. Fine set of words, Eddie's best voice, and those opening...
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    ANTHONY NEWLEY: 'That Noise' (1962).

    There was this weird noise coming from somewhere at home, like a wheelbarrow with a squeaky wheel. I thought it might be the central heating pump, so I switched it off. The noise carried on. I couldn't work out where it was coming from so I thought I'd go outside - if it wasn't...
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    Back when musicians had talent.

    I like to listen to the Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Chubby Checker, the "Rat Pack", Elvis and the list goes on. Most (not all) of modern music is annoying.
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    C&C MUSIC FACTORY: 'Things

    that make you go hmm' (1991):0)
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    Stevie Wonder https://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=-z2LNsifEzg
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    OASIS: 'Don't look Back in Anger' (from the

    album 'What's the Story? Morning Glory'(1996)) 'Traditional' pop values from the late-Beatles error make a welcome addition to the Nineties pop scene. First heard these guys in a video being displayed in a supermarket in Germany when I was working there. Didn't know who they...
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    ANTHONY NEWLEY: 'I've Waited So Long' (from

    the film 'Idle on Parade', 1959). This was actually a parody of the way hit records sounded in 1959, and was in all probability modelled on Billy Fury's self - penned hit 'Maybe Tomorrow', which had charted earlier in the year. Parody maybe, corny certainly, but the sentiment is...
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    EMILIO PERICOLI: 'Al Di Là' (1962).

    "What does 'Al Di Là' mean?" "It means....it's kind of hard to explain...far, far away...'beyond the beyond'...beyond this world...That's how much he loves her in the song...."This is the film version of 'Al Di Là', from the film 'Rome Adventure, with this...
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    STAN FREBERG: 'The Yellow Rose of Texas'

    (1955). Yes there really WAS a record called 'The Yellow Rose of Texas' by Mitch Miller as it happens ..and which sounded **almost** like Freberg's parody. The best parodies always *are* pretty close to the truth...
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    "People can change, they always do.

    " Love this English/Spanish version 😍 I must see him this July 💕
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    THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS: 'Dedicated to the One

    I Love' (1967). I just had to put this in - it means something special to me.This was their biggest hit in a fairly short chart run in the UK...It made No. 2, kept off the top spot in the summer of '67 by the Tremeloes and 'Silence is Golden'. I just love the tenderness of this...
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    THE METRONOMES: 'I Love my Girl' (1957).

    Alongside better known artists such as Andy Williams and the Everly Brothers, New York's 'Cadence' label, founded by former bandleader Archie Bleyer, had these guys on their books. Though billed as 'rock'n'roll' by the label it doesn't really fir that category. It is a soulful r...
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    SONNY JAMES: 'The Cat Came Back' (1956).

    There's a cat around here that I hadn't seen for a while...but yesterday she reappeared, greeting me like a long lost friend. I told a friend on here about this, and she said 'The cat came back? That's a song title!' It was then that I remembered Sonny James...they always come...
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    JAMES TAYLOR: 'Fire

    and Rain' (1970). A lot of people who hear this are hearing a song about the Vietnam war. But in fact the song was more personal to Taylor than that. Suzanne was a friend who committed suicide; the 'fire' was the electro-convulsive therapy to which Taylor was once subjected...
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    I can look you in the eyes

    and tell you I can do with out you, I want to live my life like an open book do you, like a thief in the night the way you stole my heart keep it I don't want it back I know it's in good hands baby I commit... to love...
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    CILLA BLACK: 'You're my World' (Il mio mundo)

    (1964). Producer George Martin of EMI Records spotted this one and handed it to Cilla who had her second and final No.1 with it. An intense performance of this big Italian ballad which was a hit, seemingly, for everyone but it's original performer, Umberto Bindi, who co-wrote it...
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    SAM COOKE: 'You Send Me' (1957).

    You send me, honest you do. Enough said...
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    KITTY KALLEN: 'Little Things Mean a Lot' (1954).

    A sweet voice and a sweet song - some listeners may have spotted a recent revival of this by Little Shoes Big Voice. The original was a No. 1 hit in the UK. Another record that I've known for a long time and another one I was somehow reminded of. And I just like the snetiment of...
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    Oldies Station And Community

    Hello,My name is John Michaels and I am the owner of BullsEye Radio http://www.bullseyeradio.comI would like to take a moment to tell you about the site , what it is about and what we can offer.I am sure you have heard of the site FaceBook . . .right ? Well BullsEye Radio is a...
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    Have You Ever Seen The Rain

    ....... Creedance Clearwater Revival.....It was by chance that I came across this tune. Someone on EP had mentioned the name Creedance. This brought back memories. My grandma was an avid listener... she loved country, soul, gospel, pop....you name it. As long as it was not...
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    Ignore the funky duds on these dudes

    and their Louis XlV hairdos. Ma Belle Amie (1969), by the Dutch group, Tee-Set, is a catchy little tune and the lead singer, Peter Tetteroo, had a pretty nice voice. People in 1969-1970 apparently agreed with me, as the song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970. 
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    VALERIE CARR: 'When the Boys talk about the

    Girls' (1958). Dated? yes, but it's wonderful almost *because* of that. There's that Platters-style piano-not to everyone's taste-but the alto sax and choir are beautiful...and Valerie can sing. I always imagine Wolfman Jack introduceing this with that gravelly voice of his...
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    BOBBY DARIN: 'La Mer (Beyond the Sea)' (1958)

    I love the *confidence* of this one - this guy just *knows* what's going to happen! It's a fabulous record - not only the delivery but the orchestration and production are spot-on.I'm not just a music fan but also a Francophile, and this song has an interesting history that's...
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    TOMMY EDWARDS: 'It's All in the Game' (1958).

    There's an interesting story behind this one. The tune was written in 1911 by Charles Dawes, a future Vice-President of the US. The tune was rediscovered in the early 1950s by the songwriter Carl Sigman, who put the soothing words we all know to Dawes' melody. Tommy Edwards had...
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    T.REX: 'Hot Love (1971).

    Like a few people who made it big in the early seventies (David Bowie and Elton John for example), Marc Bolan and T.Rex (formerly 'Tyrannosaurus Rex') had been around for a number of years. They occasionally troubled the lower reaches of the top thirty but generally passed...
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    EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL: 'Missing' (1994).

    As far as I can remember, I haven't got this anywhere in any way shape or form. I remember it, though, from a club in Germany that I used go to, where they were always playing it. Perhaps unusually for a record of this type, the lyric is strangely involving...and the hook just...
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    Memories, Not Oldies

    Born in 1957 Philadelphia, it's hard not to remember the songs of my youth. American Bandstand started  there. Bill Haley & the Comets started in an adjoining town. And so many other singers/groups started there. My first wife dated one of the Comets in their high...
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    Every year my school holds this production

    called "Rock-n-Roll Revival" we bring back music from the 50's onward and play it. It's one of my favorite times of the school year
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    BUDDY HOLLY: 'True Love Ways' (1960).

    This lovely slow dance number was a posthumous release. It was also one of Buddy's last studio recordings, dating from a session in New York in October 1958. That light, youthful voice still sounds so fresh...
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    FRANKIE VAUGHAN: 'The Heart of a Man' (1959).

    This was one of Frankie's bigger hits it a chart career spanning over a decade. It's a fairly conservative piece of pop, scarcely any more modern than some of the hits from the middle of its decade. But what sets it apart is Frankie's rather better than average voice - and a...
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    SARAH BRIGHTMAN AND CLIFF RICHARD: 'All I Ask

    of You' (1987). The original context of this was 'Phantom of the Opera'. But as with most love songs, you can provide your own...
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    I Grew Up On 'em

    My first favorite singer was Brenton Woods (Whoop It On Me, The Oogum, Boogum Song) and I was only four years old! Then it was Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin (apparently I'd sing Respect as I walked down the street and serenade strangers) at the same age, and so one. I still love...
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    ELLA FITZGERALD: 'Ev'ry time we say Goodbye'

    (1956). Poignant Cole Porter song about, well, how hard it is. Sad and sweet, and beautifully done by Ella. You find it hard too? You're in good company...
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    The great classics and standards at a time

    when men were crooners and women had sass! Sharing one of my favorite online stations... www.martiniinthemorning.com
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    My favorite oldies are romantic ballads.

    ,The Greaserswould all harmonize on this stuff between fights , Seriously like West side story except they sang while rumbling LOL
    illbeyouirhuckleberry illbeyouirhuckleberry 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    I love the oldies from the 50s with Presley

    and so many others through the 80s with Billy Joel and Elton John. There is so many favorite groups and individuals with wonderful words to live by. I sit and listen to all kinds of music when I am at work, in my car, and at home too.
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