Today's Classic Song(s) of the Day

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  1. betwthelines, Sep 14, 2017

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    sheepers! now look what that previous post a mine done caused!


    tom p

    "you bought you a 6 string gibson
    you bought you a great big amp
    you try to sing like muddy waters
    play like lightnin' sam
    but since i blowed my harp
    you feelin' mean and confused
    it's got you chained to earphones
    you just a
    white boy lost in the blues...

    ...i'm gonna play my harp now..."
    --michael franks, White Boy Lost in the Blues, 1973
     
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  2. Settingcanthurt, Sep 14, 2017

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    Well i'v gone and done it now. Pulled down a box from my past. Founf more of the garage sale stuff. A few Beachboys. Kitaro, a compilation album. Ktel? So i grabbed a bunch and pulled this one out and played it because it got me thru basic training. When i got out i bought the album nd still have it.
    it's a pleasure to see the vinyl covered in the jacket intact placed upright to protect the vinyl.

    This is probably one of the best produced albums I own. Great song loved by all.


     
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  3. The Midnight Skulker, Sep 14, 2017

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    Here is my Billy Joel favorite. Back in the day I played it -- definitely no singing! -- as the lead song of a two-song medley.



    And here's what followed. Somewhat appropriate, eh? Billy and Elton did a few gigs together.



    Now you've REALLY stepped in it! This is one of my favorites that I recorded and played for my son when he was little. (That would be close to 40 years ago o_O.)



    Even as an adult, and even realizing I am getting emotional over a stuffed animal, and a mythical one yet, I can't help feelin sad for poor Puff. A few years ago I came up with the idea of adding a verse to the end of the song. Imagine, if you will, the following add-on sung to the same tune.

    Twenty-five years later a light shone in Puff's eyes.
    He heard a couple voices one of which he recognized.
    "Son, I have a present, a companion from my youth.
    We had some cool adventures and now you can have some too."

    Oh, Puff, The Magic Dragon, once again flies o'er the land.
    With Jackie Paper Junior they see all that they command.
    In between adventures he retires by the sea
    And frolicks in the ocean mist in a land...called...Honn...ah...Lee.​
     
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  4. betwthelines, Sep 14, 2017

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    i dis-remember if i told this story on here or not but a year ago i moved offa 37 acre hobby farm with-a house and 5 outbuildings full-a 30 years wortha 'ccumlated & pre-existing crap, including squeezed in vinyl albums 7 ft long... ... and maybe 125 CDs...into a 2 bedroom apartment

    well of course this precipitated a big time estate sale over the course of several weeks (wish i had started sooner: methinks would have had much less "give away" pricing...was surprised & pleased though with just how much shit i was able to get rid of)...milking stanchions anyone? lol...just kidding: sold them all -- as antiques.

    someone here sometime back said that vinyl wuz becoming more and more uvva big deal....

    true dat...has been for some years now...i had 3-1/2 ft of vinyl left--yep, sold fully half of them--too long uvva story, even for the bohunk, why i sold them...most i got for one was 25 bucks for the stone's Their Satanic Majesties Request mit da plastic 3d cover & far from "mint" condition...could not get the 50 shekels i aksed for spivey records, #1 & 2, on line for 121* bucks...still got those.

    CDs? sold 5.

    tom p
    * https://www.discogs.com/sell/list?label_id=134940&ev=lb
    ...wouldn't be surprised if you could find it for less however


    "...out here we is stoned - immaculate..."

    --jim morrison, The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat), 1971
     
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  5. yacraps, Sep 14, 2017

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    Cool and fun music Roller, love em all... this was my favorite school house rock and another fun one from a wild and crazy guy
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODGA7ssL-6g
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1luvcL6UIIg
     
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  6. yacraps, Sep 14, 2017

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    Fun easy listening music...fiddle and horns are so cool ;)
     
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  7. yacraps, Sep 14, 2017

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    I really liked when they stayed towards their blues influence
     
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  8. betwthelines, Sep 14, 2017

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    check out Blue and Lonesome, the whole album, a new studio recording, released dec 2016...

    these are fucking great grandfathers, mind you, but imo these bad ol' boys give every blues, every r&r band, every r&b band all that they want today....these fogies really can kick the shit out still...

    yet, still and all...listen to the blues harp...who'd a thunk it they'd miss brian jones arter all these years?...lol

    these are not just puerile, high school recollections...i fancy myself a hearing snob and try to approach every number as if hearing it for the first time...i have found that to be for myself at least the most entertaining way to approach it...music is rarely nostalgia for me but rather what i hear is what i get.

    play da blue:
    v=Hy5Xx36QzsM&index=1&list=RDHy5Xx36QzsM

    tom p
    p.s. might check out

    for more blue too

    "if it sounds good, it is good"
    --edward kennedy ellington, ca. 1950
     
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  9. random_roller, Sep 14, 2017

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    I had never heard this song before but I enjoyed it even though it kind of made me a little sad at the end. Seems like quite a few of the current regulars on this forum could be considered "old folks" age-wise but still enjoy playing and/or discussing craps.
     
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  10. random_roller, Sep 14, 2017

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    I'm very surprised the Rolling Stones are still touring and recording new material -- more than 50 years after unleashing their brand of music upon the world. Brian Jones died decades ago and Bill Wyman left in the 90s, so it's a different lineup from the '60s version. Still, I'm stunned Keith Richards and Charlie Watts -- who has looked like death warmed over since...forever -- are still jamming with the group.
     
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    This song is awesome. I haven't listened to it in years, but I also can't think of another song the group might have recorded.

    I'm impressed you managed to pick a favorite song by Eric Clapton (including, I assume, bands he was a part of). I'd probably pick Layla or White Room. Or perhaps one of his covers Knockin' on Heaven's Door, After Midnight (version used in Michelob commercial) or Cocaine. So many great choices.
     
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    Great selections, yacraps!

    Conjunction Junction is pure genius. I loved trains as a kid (and still do), so this one easily had my attention. Those Schoolhouse Rock songs actually made learning fun. Kids nowadays don't know what they're missing.

    As for King Tut, I have this song on my smartphone. Steve Martin was a comedy genius and also a pretty fair musician in his own right.
     
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  13. yacraps, Sep 14, 2017

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    Thanks BTL, they are impressive
     
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  14. yacraps, Sep 15, 2017

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    Thank you Roller your taste in music is neat a nice variety ;) but how about Midnight is he unbelievable or what...I have always admired him as a gentleman, a craps wizard but above all the man can play that pi-anul :cool::D what a taste he has for music I had a friend in 6th grade he had me to a point to where I could play about the first 10 sec of Lean On Me :eek: it was fun I bet Midnight can play it :)
     
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  17. yacraps, Sep 15, 2017

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    How bout a little boogie with Stu...and my favorite sisters, from one of my favorite movies

     
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  18. yacraps, Sep 15, 2017

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    This is just pure fun..Barbara Eden is a fox, Mrs Peel is looking good, love Granny's moves, Dorris Day is pretty and funny but her and Batman dance like Elaine from Seinfeld..not that there's anything wrong with that I like the song
     
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  19. Settingcanthurt, Sep 15, 2017

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    Hey 22 lets see 27
     
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    Never seen Pickett do that live. He did a great job and with no makeup. I loved The Point when it came out. I think I used to have the album.hmmmmmmm
     
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