Today's Classic Song(s) of the Day

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  1. random_roller, Jul 6, 2018

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    My picks for Friday, July 6, 2018:

    Sandman
    -- America




    Industrial Disease -- Dire Straits. One of my favorite songs by the group.




    Roll Over Beethoven (live) -- Jeff Lynne's ELO. Cover of Chuck Berry's classic by the co-founder of ELO, who actually plays lead guitar on this song.




    Hippy Hippy Shake -- Georgia Satellites. Great cover of a song written/first recorded by Chan Romero and included in the movie Cocktail. Just so much energy in this version of the song, yet despite that and being included in the movie soundtrack, somehow this song failed to break the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 (US), peaking at #45 in 1988. SMH....

     
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  2. random_roller, Jul 6, 2018

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    @Settingcanthurt -- YouTube suggested this song while I was searching for music to post in this thread. Thought I heard Joe Cocker singing...

    I am the Walrus -- Spooky Tooth

     
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  3. crispcem, Jul 6, 2018

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    Beautiful song....and appropriate
     
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  4. random_roller, Jul 8, 2018

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    My picks for Monday, July 9, 2018: 70s Classics, Part 5

    70s Classics, Part 1
    70s Classics, Part 2
    70s Classics, Part 3
    70s Classics, Part 4


    Southern Nights
    -- Glen Campbell. #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (US) in 1977.




    Take the Long Way Home -- Supertramp. #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 (US) in 1979.




    I Write the Songs -- Barry Manilow. #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (US) in 1976.




    You Needed Me -- Anne Murray. #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (US) in 1978.

     
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  5. crispcem, Jul 8, 2018

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    If I could go back in time, this music is it!
    Benny Goodman - Sing Sing Sing set to a modern film clip from the movie 1941


    If people these days were gettin' busy dancing the swing, the jive, having good fun, they wouldn't be tweaking on meth or half dead from heroin, or glued to their freaking cell phones plotting who to bully next and push to suicide. People knew how to express joy back then and LIVE through song and dance....love this Big Band era.

    And Eleanor Powell has to be the greatest dancer of all time. Sorry Ginger.
     
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  6. The Midnight Skulker, Jul 9, 2018

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    Female, maybe, but I have to go with this guy for the greatest of the greatest. Get a load of the cane; I can't believe it's all video magic.

     
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  7. yacraps, Jul 9, 2018

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    Take me with you I love that era too.. actually start me at the 20s to 50s neat people neat times
     
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  8. random_roller, Jul 10, 2018

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    My picks for Wednesday, July 11, 2018:

    Kiss and Say Goodbye -- Manhattans. #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (US) in 1976. And it wasn't a disco song!




    My Boyfriend's Back -- Angels. #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (US) in 1963.




    The Boy from New York City -- Manhattan Transfer. Cover of a song originally recorded by The Ad Libs. This version peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 (US) in 1981.




    If You Don't Know Me By Now -- Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. Original recorded version was by this group and it reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 (US) in 1972. A cover by Simply Red hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (US) in 1989.

     
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  9. crispcem, Jul 11, 2018

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    Yeah, was talking of female dancers. Fred's the King. Impeccable. Class. Would like to see this type of 'hoofing' make a comeback.
     
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  10. random_roller, Jul 11, 2018

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    My picks for Thursday, July 12, 2018:

    Sirius
    / Eye in the Sky (live) -- Alan Parsons. Man, I hope those guys (Parsons, estate of the late singer/co-composer Eric Woolfson) are collecting royalties each time a sports team uses Sirius to introduce the starting lineup. Woolfson had passed by the time of this performance, so it sounds different from the album version.




    Wouldn't it be Nice -- Brian Wilson & Al Jardine (with an assist to Matt Jardine). Yeah, Brian can't hit the high notes like he could 50 years ago, but this version of the song still sounds great in its own way. A timeless classic performed by 2 key members of the greatest American rock & roll band.




    Baby Blue -- Badfinger. Tragedy seemed to follow this band. The group's finances were a mess thanks in part to less-than-reputable management. Things got so bad, Pete Ham committed suicide and eventually Tom Evans also took his own life. We're left with "what could have been", but the music the core members released during their short time together remains timeless.




    Share the Land -- The Guess Who. The group had bigger hits (American Woman / No Sugar Tonight) and better known songs (No Time, These Eyes), but this one was a pretty good effort, peaking at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 (US) in 1970.

     
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  11. yacraps, Jul 11, 2018

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    Right arm Roller...I have a left one too if you need...:)
     
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    "Wouldn't it be Nice"....I'm glad I grew up in that time......the music of that time has proven itself to be timeless..........

    At my high school reunion, "class of 58"....they made up a CD of the top 30 songs in 58 and gave it out......I play that CD, in my corvette, with the top down and I'm 18 again...the first cut is Killer and Great Balls of Fire.......there is something about music that is special....I don't know what it is but it has great powers...

    777
     
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  13. Twelve4s, Jul 12, 2018

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    The eternal monument to rock n roll,

     
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    Things were a lot simpler when we were young. No cyber worries. No global economy concerns. No family responsibilities. Parents to take care of all the trivia required to have a life, like food, shelter, clean clothes. Music from "the good ole days" brings back the memories of those times: school daze, first love, athletic triumphs. I'm sure the same was true for my parents and will be for my son.
     
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    Fond memories of $70 calculators,

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    Or in my case ...

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    My dad got me one of these for either my birthday or Christmas. Still have it.

    My boss at the first IT -- it was called DP back then -- job told the tale from his early days in the industry. He and some other programmers were in the computer room stepping through a program they had written that was not giving the correct answers. The operator, who was standing by, started cracking up. When asked what he found so funny, he replied with something like, "You guys are checking a hundred thousand dollar calculator with a six-inch slide rule!"
     
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  17. random_roller, Jul 12, 2018

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    Should have used this time-tested device:

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  18. The Midnight Skulker, Jul 12, 2018

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    LOL. Actually had one of these also but never spent much time on it...OK, and never figured out how to use it...to get the right answer, anyway. Haven't seen it it a couple eons; probably buried in a box from a few moves ago.
     
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    Can you use one of these at baccarat table or would security consider it a computer? Not that it could give you any advantage, but it would be interesting to see reactions upon pulling it and dabbling on it between hands. I suppose if you won 5 hands in a row, you might get the shoulder tap?
     
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  20. random_roller, Jul 12, 2018

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    I think you're right about the shoulder tap. It would be interesting to see the initial crew reaction if someone did that. However, I suspect such a device would be banned from use in a casino even though every smart phone has a calculator app that could easily be used by stepping away from the table. So, kids, learn to do math using pencil & paper and you'll be good to go at the baccarat table.
     
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