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I Love to Listen to the Oldies

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    Here's a really old throwback I discovered

    today: Sister Rosetta Tharpe- I Want A Tall Skinny Papa http://youtu.be/woSDknWzhL8
    BornInTheWrongEra72 BornInTheWrongEra72 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

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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...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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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...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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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...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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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...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    Love That Music!

    Even though I wasn't even born yet, I just love this music. I grew up with this music, because my parents used to listen to it. I like a lot: country, jazz, disco, rock 'n roll, love ballads...anything! Some of my favourites (some may not be real oldies, but still...old hits...
    kelly1981 kelly1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    I always get good vibes from the oldies

    👌🏼 A fun date with someone would be dressing up old school, going to a club that's hosting a 70s or 80s night and just dance the day away to songs like "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire and "The Magic Moment" by Four Tops, "Dancing In The Moonlight" by King Harvest, "The...
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    KlaraVoyet KlaraVoyet 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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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...
    tat2doc tat2doc 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    SAM COOKE: 'You Send Me' (1957).

    You send me, honest you do. Enough said...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 4 Responses Feb 13

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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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    Stevie Wonder https://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=-z2LNsifEzg
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 2 Responses May 14

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    I love to listen to the oldies at home

    and in my car. I love to sing the words of the songs. I love the 60s, 70, 80, and 90s. I do not care for the newer music. I just adore the oldies and they are sure goodies. I love both individuals and groups for my listening entertainment.
    momworkingout momworkingout 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    C&C MUSIC FACTORY: 'Things

    that make you go hmm' (1991):0)
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    "Being with you" Smokey!

    !!!! Gets me every time.
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    JIMMY JONES: 'The Search is Over' (1959).

    This is the 'B' side of 'Handy Man' and appeared on a yellow and black MGM single in the UK. I have had it since I was young but hadn't played lately, until just now when it suddenly popped into my mind. Some records I have I never bothered playing the 'B' side all the way...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 3

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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...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 10

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    "Sugar, Sugar".......

    .The Archies
    Missminn Missminn 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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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...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 1

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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...
    rejectedhighly rejectedhighly 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 16

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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...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 7

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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...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 11

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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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    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...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 3

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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...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response May 13

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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.
    femalechilling femalechilling 36-40, F 3 Responses May 16, 2014

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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...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 26

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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...
    BullsEyeDJ BullsEyeDJ 51-55, M Feb 13, 2013

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    IAN DURY: 'Wake up and make love with me'

    (from the album, 'New Boots and Panties', 1977). Writing a funny record about sex can't be *that* easy but it seems to fall easily enough to Ian Dury who does it with his usual wit. The album was a student staple in the late seventies, and Dury's record in the singles charts was...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Does anyone remember all the lyrics to

    "American Pie" by Don McClain?
    BendairDundat BendairDundat 61-65, M 4 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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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...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    Have you noticed how the term oldies disappears

    when talking about rock music from the late 60's on? The term becomes classic rock. There's a station in town that updates it's playlist every 5 years or so and when they got to 70's music they changed their name from Oldies 95 to 94.9. And they refer to the music as classic.
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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...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I feel bad for the elders

    who have to have someone watch over them for the remaining years of their lives. What a ****** way to die.
    PopeNova PopeNova 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 2

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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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    nealbrute nealbrute 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2014

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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...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 27

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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.
    djag2007 djag2007 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    Listening to "Up where we belong" by Joe Cocker

    & Jennifer Warnes What oldies are you listening now?
    lpch lpch 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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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 1 Response Jul 16, 2014

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    Landslide -fleetwood mac I've been afraid of

    changing / 'Cause I've built my life around you / But time makes you bolder / Children get older / I'm getting older, too
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 26

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