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Favorite song of Dads! I love that ----.

#1 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 10:13 PM | Reply

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SOHO in the rain!

#2 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 10:18 PM | Reply

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This is the ------.

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 10:22 PM | Reply

@#2 ... SOHO in the rain! ...

Funny you should bring up that topic. I just digitized the album with this song today...

The Pogues - A Rainy Night In Soho
www.youtube.com

Pogues are way cool...

If you can take the emotion, this version of the song is excellent...

The Pogues The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
www.youtube.com


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-27 10:24 PM | Reply

I love this song. I was in my 20's headed from Baton Rouge to Albuquerque to find work. It was a crazy time. Things have come a long way for sure. I love music because it brings back so many memories...

#5 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 10:32 PM | Reply

Summer in New York - Michael Franks

Nothing like summer in the city.

#6 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-27 10:32 PM | Reply

Sorry I forgot the link

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#7 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 10:33 PM | Reply

This is awesome

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Dr. John

#8 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 10:37 PM | Reply

... sippin' on on gin and juice! ...

So many songs, so little time...

Let's see... here's a couple...

John Lee Hooker - One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer
www.youtube.com

Joe Jackson - What's The Use Of Getting Sober
www.youtube.com

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-27 10:37 PM | Reply

Nothing like summer in the city.

#6 | POSTED BY TONYROMA AT 2020-03-27 10:32 PM

Brunch Music!

#10 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 10:39 PM | Reply

@#6 Michael Franks

One of my favorite Michael Franks tunes...

Michael Franks - Popsicle Toes
www.youtube.com

Good thing it's past family hour... :)

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-27 10:39 PM | Reply

John Lee Hooker - One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer
www.youtube.com
Joe Jackson - What's The Use Of Getting Sober
www.youtube.com
#9 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

Imma bout to get all over that.

#12 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 10:40 PM | Reply

John Lee Hooker - One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer
www.youtube.com
Joe Jackson - What's The Use Of Getting Sober
www.youtube.com
#9 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2020-03-27 10:37 PM | FLAG:

Thats the best!

#13 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 10:44 PM | Reply

Michael Franks - Popsicle Toes
www.youtube.com
Good thing it's past family hour... :)

#11 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2020-03-27 10:39

I love it!

#14 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 10:46 PM | Reply

REM

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Its the end of the world as we know it

#15 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 10:48 PM | Reply

@#6 Michael Franks

Quick Michael Franks story. In 1993 I was standing off stage when Michael just finished his set during a daytime jazz festival. He's not a big guy at all and when his eyes met my face a few feet away the look on his face was one of horror. I think his reaction was "What is this 6'3" black guy doing, and should I be scared?"

I just looked right at him and said, "Great set Michael," and then he smiled as he passed by. Would have loved to tell him how special his music had been in my life, but that was enough for then.

I've been fortunate in my life to meet many musicians of all stripes due to having connected friends. I've never ask for autographs, and just let them know how much I admire their talent and hope that I'm allowed to listen to a few minutes of their conversations.

Music is life and it's created to be enjoyed.

#16 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-27 10:50 PM | Reply

And appreciated.

#17 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-27 10:52 PM | Reply

"What is this 6'3" black guy doing, and should I be scared?"

Tony Roma

Well i think I've been in that position before too. PLeasure Club Drummer is Michael Jerome. He switched to Better Than Ezra and I had an encounter like that - Ill play you a song

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#18 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 10:56 PM | Reply

Carly Simon - It Was So Easy
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#19 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-27 10:59 PM | Reply

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All people are brothers until they die.

#20 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-03-27 11:00 PM | Reply

This song brings me back

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my dad left my mom and I before I was 2. This guy came along and adopted me and gave me the world. He was the world to me. He died a couple of years ago and now Im 50 years old. I get it. the song is amazing.

#21 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 11:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Al Stewart - A Man For All Seasons
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#22 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-27 11:07 PM | Reply

This song always makes me happy.

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#23 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-03-27 11:08 PM | Reply

While most radio stations seem to prefer "Closing Time," I like this song of theirs better...

Semisonic - Down In Flames
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"...We had plans to explore the stars, be rejected by stage door guards..."

#24 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-27 11:12 PM | Reply

How 'bout some old Pink Floyd?

Pink Floyd - Biding My Time
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#25 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-27 11:14 PM | Reply

#25

OK, that's deep.

#26 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 11:15 PM | Reply

Speaking of old Pink Floyd... a tone poem extraordinaire...

Pink Floyd - Grantchester Meadows
www.youtube.com

#27 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-27 11:16 PM | Reply

I like that.

#28 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 11:16 PM | Reply

This song never fails to bring a smile to my face and put a pep in my step. Great wake up music, if a blue sky, fresh clear sunny morning had a theme song, this might be it. And the bass licks are infectious!

Good News - Fattburger

#29 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-27 11:17 PM | Reply

I need some shrooms!

#30 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 11:18 PM | Reply

Getting the new band together....

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#31 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-27 11:18 PM | Reply

I need some shrooms!
#30 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

I'm looking to do some DMT with my buddy once they let us back out the house. He scored some good stuff over Christmas. Really looking forward to meeting the entity that occupies the center of the universe.

#32 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-03-27 11:20 PM | Reply

Dayum Corky! You got that ------ going on. I totally misjudged you! hang on. I'm goin finish that....

#33 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 11:21 PM | Reply

@#26 ... OK, that's deep. ..

Wanna take a deep dive with Pink Floyd, try this song (20+ minutes)

Pink Floyd - Echoes
www.youtube.com

Sample lyrics:

...
Strangers passing in the street
By chance two separate glances meet
And I am you
And what I see is me
And do I take you by the hand
And lead you through the land
And help me understand the best I can?
...

#34 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-27 11:24 PM | Reply

I'm looking to do some DMT

#32 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11 AT 2020-03-27 11:20 PM | FLAG:

I am too as soon as I get this figured out..

#35 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 11:24 PM | Reply

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#31 | POSTED BY CORKY

Do you know that young man playing the lead? He's amazing!

#36 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 11:26 PM | Reply

#33

Ck these out

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#37 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-27 11:27 PM | Reply

#34 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

Thank you.

#38 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 11:27 PM | Reply

Old skool acid jamz!

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#39 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-27 11:29 PM | Reply

#36

That young girl is Tash Sultana, Aussie one woman band, super looper, and guitar monkey.

Ck the first link in 37.... at least the 9 min mark

#40 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-27 11:31 PM | Reply

Core- Kayyyyyy!

#41 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-27 11:31 PM | Reply

#37 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2020-03-27 11:27 PM | FLAG:

She's absolutely beautiful and talented.

#42 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 11:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#41

lol!

the first link in 37.... at least the 9 min mark she's showing out.... the second link is how she got there... her newer stuff in really amazing,

#43 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-27 11:40 PM | Reply

More traditional, but if you've never seen this confluence of talent, it's amazing:

Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Gary Clark in a tribute to Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground Medley

Bonus points: See if you can identify all the music giants in the audience and especially notice Stevie's joy in listening to it.

#44 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-27 11:44 PM | Reply

Anyone still have that link to ReitzE?

#45 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-27 11:49 PM | Reply

the first link in 37.... at least the 9 min mark she's showing out.... the second link is how she got there... her newer stuff in really amazing,

#43 | POSTED BY CORKY

She's beautiful and very Talented. Thanks for sharing... Momma says I have to go sleep now. see yall tomorrow.

#46 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-27 11:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Great stuff, TR.

I first saw Stevie opening for the Rolling Stones on their big US tour back in 1972 in Ft Worth.

They led him around to nearly every different instrument on the stage and he showed he was the best musician in the auditorium that night... I mean, the Stones were great and all, but I thought it was a mistake having Steve Wonder open for them.... he's was a hard act to follow.

#47 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-27 11:54 PM | Reply

"Really looking forward to meeting the entity that occupies the center of the universe."

And if you want to meet his retarded brother, drink twelve bottles of Robitussin DM.

#48 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-27 11:58 PM | Reply

#46

These days whenever I need a smile I watch those two links.

Speaking of these days...

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#49 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-27 11:59 PM | Reply

#49

Yes indeed!

#50 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-28 12:03 AM | Reply

but I thought it was a mistake having Steve Wonder open for them.... he's was a hard act to follow.

In 1981, Prince opened for the Stones and got booed off the stage. Jagger is a great appreciator of talent.

Wonder how those people felt a couple years later?

I finally filled my bucket list and saw Stevie in 2017. His pipes were as strong as ever. I remember McCartney talking about collaborating with Stevie and saying that he was doing stuff musically that he didn't even know was possible.

I love when game recognizes game. No matter how talented someone is they still act just like you and me when they're watching someone they love and admire do their thing.

#51 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-28 12:06 AM | Reply

Speaking of Jackson Browne... Lawless Avenues

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#52 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-28 12:08 AM | Reply

Now everyone please stand (and clap) for our national anthem.

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#53 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-28 12:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- McCartney talking about collaborating with Stevie

There's an excellent newer documentary about the origins of the California sound... Echo In The Canyon hosted by Jacob Dylan... and to a band, everyone from the Beach Boys to Tom Petty talked about the influence of the Beatles on their music.

trailer

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#54 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-28 12:15 AM | Reply

Also about how the music flowed back to Britain and the Beatles.... who credited the Beach Boys with inspiring Sargent Pepper's.

#55 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-28 12:19 AM | Reply

Also about how the music flowed back to Britain and the Beatles....

And all they talk about is how early American rhythm and blues artists ignited their passion for music. Same with the Stones, and same with Led Zeppelin. I was watching Kansas' biographical video and they started out playing Motown covers before evolving their own sound.

I was listening to the Beatles in the early 90s and figured out just how far ahead of the curve they were in taking what was and building upon it in their own style.

To me, this is the first "rap" song and it's by the Beatles: www.youtube.com

#56 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-28 12:35 AM | Reply

@#56

Ah yes, Come Together. Memories of rush season. One of the Frats had Abbey Road on continuous replay during a rush party.

The first rap song? While I'm not convinced of that, I won't dismiss it. Your insight came in from left field (no pun intended) so I'll have to ponder it for a bit.

Another song from that era...

Jefferson Airplane - We Can Be Together
www.youtube.com

(the version you won't hear on the radio...)

#57 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-28 12:48 AM | Reply

And now for something completely different...

Haysi Fantayzee - John Wayne Is Big Leggy
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#58 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-28 12:55 AM | Reply

The first rap song? While I'm not convinced of that, I won't dismiss it.

The staccato delivery of "Hold you in his armchair - You can feel his disease"; there's no singing, he's just saying the words in rhythm as far as I can tell.

Now understand, obviously it isn't what rap has evolved into, but it's sure the roots of melding music with rhythmically spoken words. You couldn't go wrong calling it the beginning of what became the rap style.

As I said, I've never seen anyone of influence write about this, but when I broach the topic most people react like you, they'd never thought about it.

#59 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-28 01:00 AM | Reply

And now for something completely different...

I'll see you and raise you one: Prep Rap

#60 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-28 01:07 AM | Reply

- the first "rap" song

ha... never thought of it that way, but yeah it's rap-y.

And now for something completely different.... and a little bit 1930's Wiemar Republic Germany dance band rappy.

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they were students at a Berlin Univ in the 80's who focused on the mostly Jewish music that Hitler banned. Still together, they research and use original scores from those German bands and depression era American show tunes.

#61 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-28 01:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#60 ... I'll see you and raise you one ...

Well, I was going towards the absurd, and you went towards something good.

I liked that.

Back to the absurd...

The Fools - Psycho Chicken
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(I am reluctant to admit that I have that album.)

(I've been digitizing my vinyl of late, and I have been wondering far too often, ~what was I thinking when I bought that?~)

#62 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-28 01:15 AM | Reply

Speaking of Jefferson Airplane, here's a remake that takes this song to another level - don't know if everyone will appreciate it, but the way it teases and then delivers is quite dynamic. Fierce beat drop.

www.youtube.com

#63 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-28 01:16 AM | Reply

@#59 ... but it's sure the roots of melding music with rhythmically spoken words ...

I never thought of rap as being musical at all. I look at it as poetry spoken to a beat.

Some of the poetry is quite excellent. But I just do not see the musical part.

Maybe my view of "what is rap" is too limited?

#64 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-28 01:18 AM | Reply

TR....black jewish music Sammy Davis Jr

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#65 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-28 01:19 AM | Reply

I never thought of rap as being musical at all. I look at it as poetry spoken to a beat.

The "official" first rap song was Rappers' Delight and what made it a huge hit was Chic's Good Times underneath it. As I mentioned, early commercial rap's roots were based on a banging song underneath a rhythmic rap that tells a story or energizes the party.

Of course the commercial genre is as broad as rock now.

#66 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-28 01:32 AM | Reply

@#66

You've given me a homework assignment, something to learn. But not tonight. :)

thx.

#67 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-28 01:37 AM | Reply

NP

Goodnight.

#68 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-28 01:37 AM | Reply

Thanks too Corky.

#69 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-28 01:38 AM | Reply

Beastie Boys were a hardcore band before they got into the rap thing, which is pretty evident if you listen to them.

But the best way to understand the popularity of rap music is this comment from Dave Barry decades ago, which goes something like this:

"Rap is the rock and roll music of today, because just like rock and roll for kids of my generation, it gives kids a way to annoy their parents."

#70 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-28 01:40 AM | Reply

@#70 ... Beastie Boys were a hardcore band ...

I have their "Cookie Puss" CD single.

I also have the Yeastie Girls 45rpm EP. Now there's an odd disc.

#71 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-28 01:52 AM | Reply

@#66 ... Of course the commercial genre is as broad as rock now. ...

Yeah, this was passed off as rap back in the day...

The Nails - 88 Lines About 44 Women
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#72 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-28 01:57 AM | Reply

To me, this is the first "rap" song and it's by the Beatles: www.youtube.com
#56 | POSTED BY TONYROMA

Hey, that reminds me of one I heard the other day, with one really familiar lyrics!
Chuck Berry - You Can't Catch Me
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#73 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-28 01:58 AM | Reply

#72 never heard that called rap before. That's like calling Wesley Willis rap.

#74 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-28 02:00 AM | Reply

Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness www.youtube.com

#75 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-28 02:08 AM | Reply

@#74 ... That's like calling Wesley Willis rap. ...

Oh, I agree.

And back in the day, I called the DJ to let her know my opinion on the matter.

(local station, the DJs actually answered the phone when you called.)

(fwiw, the DJ answering the phone when you call --- wow, that seems so archaic now that I type it...)

#76 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-28 02:12 AM | Reply

Dam, y'all had a party after I went to bed.

#77 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-28 08:12 AM | Reply

#73

I had no idea! I read the copy posted below the video and there is no doubt that the Beatles pretty much copied Chuck Berry and repackaged the same beat with a slightly different lyric style - a little more flat-rappy than Berry's more twangy-sing-songy delivery.

And the video says the Berry track was slowed down in order to mirror the BPM of Come Together, so Berry was definitely "singing" in my opinion throughout the entire song moreso than the Beatles.

Berry was one of their biggest influences.

#78 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-03-28 08:45 AM | Reply

So late to the party and wow you guys went crazy lots of stuff I've never heard before and liked so thanks for that.

Mod posted a great feel good song so to kick off my 9 days of lockdown (yeah my company closed for a week even though we didn't have to and we are getting paid for it so my boss is in my good book)

ELO Mr. Blue Sky
Always puts me in a good mood and IMHO should be the anthem of the nation the day we drop lockdowns

#79 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2020-03-28 09:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh and official song of lockdown

Tiffany I think we're alone now

#80 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2020-03-28 09:44 AM | Reply

Tell Mama ~ Etta James www.youtube.com

Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness www.youtube.com

Alannah Myles - Black Velvet (Official Video) www.youtube.com

#81 | Posted by MSgt at 2020-03-28 02:01 PM | Reply

Tal Wilkenfeld - "Killing Me" Opening for "The Who" at TD Garden

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she was one named of the best bass players in the world while still a teen, now a singer, songwriter

ck out Don Was, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck (she was his bass player) Herbie Hancock, Todd Rundgren, and Pete Townsend all high on her talent.

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#82 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-28 02:40 PM | Reply

"Fortunate one"

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#83 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-28 06:49 PM | Reply

It's a good sign if you understand what flies symbolize..

#84 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-03-29 08:52 PM | Reply

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