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I Love to Listen to the Oldies

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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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    Does anyone remember all the lyrics to

    "American Pie" by Don McClain?
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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...
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    BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS: 'It's So Easy'

    (1958). February 3rd has come around again, it's now 56 years since he left us. Including this not because it was a big hit (it wasn't) but because it's one of Buddy's best and what's more showed him as what he was; a prototype for the decade ahead. This really does stand up so...
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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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    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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    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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    SAM COOKE: 'You Send Me' (1957).

    You send me, honest you do. Enough said...
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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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    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 DELL-VIKINGS: 'Come Go With Me' (1957).

    My UK-issue Brunswick 78rpm of this gives the groups name as above. Any variations of spelling/hyphenation on any records, anyone?. A joyous affair which demonstrates what can be done with minimal instrumentation and production but a lot of enthusiasm and talent. One of the...
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    There's a kind of hush/all over the world

    tonight/you can hear the sounds of lovers in love ...
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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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    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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    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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    PETER SKELLERN: 'You're a Lady' (1972).

    This could only have come out of the North of England, with that brass band. The young Skellern's 'signature tune' is a wonderful thing, especially coming as it did from an era of so much disposable pop. From its cinematic opening ('Onto the empty streets we go...') to its...
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    C&C MUSIC FACTORY: 'Things

    that make you go hmm' (1991):0)
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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...
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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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    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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    PETULA CLARK: 'With All My Heart' (1957).

    This has a light, breezy 'continental' feel to it, as well it might as it's origins are French/Italian. It's not a complicated song; she just loves this guy and she wants to tell him over and over again. It should be tiresome - but it's not...'I love you' isn't a phrase one gets...
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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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    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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    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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    Stevie Wonder https://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=-z2LNsifEzg
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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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    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.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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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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    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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    Just had the Shirelle's "Will You Still Love Me

    Tomorrow?" pop up on my phone. It had been a while. Beautiful song. What's your favorite?
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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