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Old 04-08-2010, 14:42
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Jackie De Shannon - When You Walk In The Room (1964)
The original version a song made famous by the Searchers by the woman who wrote it.
IMHO not only does she sing this song a lot better than the Searchers, she's also a lot nicer to look at than the Searchers.
I've always been bemused as to why it's called WHEN You Walk In The Room when that line is not in the song.
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:44
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There is another thread entitled “Your Most Hated Song Ever?” and that thread’s OP has stated that his is “Gone, Gone, Gone” by the Everly Brothers.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s....php?t=1301682

What outrage is this? I know it’s not exactly one of their better songs, but it’s still the Everlys, one of the greatest musical acts of all time, a duo who can sing the phone book and make it sound beautiful.

Anyway, here’s the song he hates so much:-

The Everly Brothers - Gone, Gone, Gone (1964)


And here are three other very different tracks:-

The Ramrods - Ghost Riders In The Sky (1961)
Guitar group instrumental which imho is as good as anything the Shadows or the Ventures recorded around the same time.

Ike and Tina Turner - I Think it's Gonna Work Out Fine (1961)
I really love the Ike and Tina partnership, but absolutely cannot stand Tina’s 1980's solo efforts (although I fully appreciate why she wanted to get as far away from him as she possibly could).

Buffalo Springfield - Expecting To Fly (1967)
Beautiful track from a superb band who included amongst their number Mr. Stills and Mr. Young (but not Mr. Crosby and Mr. Nash).
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Old 06-08-2010, 16:28
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There is another thread entitled “Your Most Hated Song Ever?” and that thread’s OP has stated that his is “Gone, Gone, Gone” by the Everly Brothers.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s....php?t=1301682

What outrage is this? I know it’s not exactly one of their better songs, but it’s still the Everlys, one of the greatest musical acts of all time, a duo who can sing the phone book and make it sound beautiful.

Anyway, here’s the song he hates so much:-

The Everly Brothers - Gone, Gone, Gone (1964)

And here are three other very different tracks:-

The Ramrods - Ghost Riders In The Sky (1961)
Guitar group instrumental which imho is as good as anything the Shadows or the Ventures recorded around the same time.

Ike and Tina Turner - I Think it's Gonna Work Out Fine (1961)
I really love the Ike and Tina partnership, but absolutely cannot stand Tina’s 1980's solo efforts (although I fully appreciate why she wanted to get as far away from him as she possibly could).

Buffalo Springfield - Expecting To Fly (1967)
Beautiful track from a superb band who included amongst their number Mr. Stills and Mr. Young (but not Mr. Crosby and Mr. Nash).
Nevermind, there's no accounting for taste.

Talking of Ike & Tina Turner, I'm fairly ambivalent about both of them together, & like you pretty strongly anti- Tina on her own, but I do like Ike with the previous Mrs Turner - Bonnie.

I know it's outside the remit of this thread as it's from 1952, but we're all fans of good music from whatever the era, so here's an interesting little titbit

Ike & Bonnie Turner - Love Is A Gamble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO-z-kb5NIg
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Old 06-08-2010, 16:41
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Nevermind, there's no accounting for taste.

Talking of Ike & Tina Turner, I'm fairly ambivalent about both of them together, & like you pretty strongly anti- Tina on her own, but I do like Ike with the previous Mrs Turner - Bonnie.

I know it's outside the remit of this thread as it's from 1952, but we're all fans of good music from whatever the era, so here's an interesting little titbit

Ike & Bonnie Turner - Love Is A Gamble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO-z-kb5NIg
Excellent track - love that early-50's R&B sound!
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Old 06-08-2010, 17:07
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I do too. If you're interested, there's a few more good ones worth looking out for - My Heart Belongs To You & Lookin' For My Baby particularly spring to mind. A word of caution though, Ike had many talents, but he never was a singer. I don't really think it really matters as the songs have plenty of charm of their own, but to some people it (along with his rather unpleasant personality) might matter.

Back to the sixties and a great song from Ike's backing singers The Ikettes, and a guitar instrumental from the King Of The Surf Guitar;

The Ikettes - Peaches n Cream
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dym2YKHtGQ

Dick Dale & The Del-Tones - Hava Nagila
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6gAmC-fTTc

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Old 06-08-2010, 19:03
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This is a great Ike Turner instrumental from '65:
Ike Turner....The New Breed
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Old 07-08-2010, 18:04
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Non Ho L’eta by Gigliola Cinquetti
The fact that this is the 1964 Eurovision Song Contest winner is irrelevant - it's hardly Boom Bang A Bloody Bang!
The girl is beautiful, her voice is beautiful, the song is beautiful and it’s sung in Italian. What more could you possibly want?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Utd9c...eature=related
The last thing I would call myself is a massive fan of the Eurovision Song Contest. However, as you can see from a previous post, I thought the 1964 winner was something very special.

I’m somewhat embarrassed to also admit that I’m rather fond of the 1963 and 1965 winners too:-

Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann - Dansevise (1963)
Pleasant, inoffensive little ditty with a slight jazz feel from a Danish husband and wife duo. I really do like this.

France Gall - Poupée De Cire Poupée De Son (1965)
The singer (France Gall) of the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest winner was French.
The composer (Serge Gainsbourg) of the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest winner was also French.
So France won the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest? No, Luxembourg won it. Go figure.
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Old 10-08-2010, 16:20
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Another couple from me.

Little Willie John - Leave My Kitten Alone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1y_FKlwdjk

I'm bending the rules a bit again as this is from 1959. Little Willie John is probably most famous for doing the original 'Fever' that Peggy Lee made a monster hit.

Chris Clark - Love's Gone Bad (1966)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzz1ZhWLgHQ

Chris Clark was one of the few white artists on Motown, didn't have an awful lot of success at the time, but raised some interest later on from Northern Soul fans.
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Old 10-08-2010, 16:56
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You can't really have a Sixties thread without including Simon and Garfunkel, so here are two of my favourite lesser known Paul and Art songs:-

Simon and Garfunkel – The Dangling Conversation (1966)

Simon and Garfunkel – Seven O’Clock News/Silent Night (1966)


In addition, yet another fine sixties instrumental plus a great Psych track with a bit of a Jazz feel to it.

Jack Nitzche – The Lonely Surfer (1963)

Spirit – Fresh Garbage (1968)
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Old 10-08-2010, 17:44
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Thanks for making me take another look at The Dangling Conversation, although I do have it, I hadn't realised quite what a beautiful song it is. Seven O'Clock News/Silent Night is a new one for me; very moving.
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Old 10-08-2010, 17:52
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Thanks for making me take another look at The Dangling Conversation, although I do have it, I hadn't realised quite what a beautiful song it is. Seven O'Clock News/Silent Night is a new one for me; very moving.
You're welcome.

Dangling Conversation has long been one of my favourite S&G songs, and it's always baffled me why it's not one of their better known songs. As you say it's very beautiful.

It seemed more apppropriate to refrain from submitting Seven O'Clock News/Silent Night until Christmas, but then I started to question whether this thread will still be around at Christmas, it's beginning to flag a bit now. Of course, I hope I'm wrong and that we'll we'll still be seeing this thread there or thereabouts at the end of the year.
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Old 10-08-2010, 18:00
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, but then I started to question whether this thread will still be around at Christmas, it's beginning to flag a bit now. Of course, I hope I'm wrong and that we'll we'll still be seeing this thread there or thereabouts at the end of the year.
lol.. and to think when i started it i was uncertain whether or not it would 'work' on here! .... its certainly surpassed my expectations and knowlege... thanks guys!
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Old 10-08-2010, 18:28
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lol.. and to think when i started it i was uncertain whether or not it would 'work' on here! .... its certainly surpassed my expectations and knowlege... thanks guys!
It was a great idea for a thread. I enjoy sharing some of my favourite records and I think like everybody else, I keep learning and finding new stuff through this thread all the time which I'm hugely grateful for.

As to whether it can or should be kept going; I still have plenty of ideas, but the number of others contributing has noticeably fallen off. Perhaps it's time to ask the lurkers/casual viewers - what do you think? Should we keep going?
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Old 10-08-2010, 18:33
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Well i do like The Coral but i felt that Dreaming of You was a bit blatant and crossed the line of 'drawing' on a sound and ripping off a melody..

Here is The Action with their version of The Harlem Shuffle - the mod's mod band - produced by George Martin but never had a big hit - they still have a big following and the like's of Weller hold them in high esteem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye8Fq...eature=related
This is a brilliant thread, don't know why I haven't visited this before. I used to love the Action and watched them live a few times. At one session, they were support act for Jimmy Cliff and The Shakedown Sounds (used to love Give a Little, Take a Little). Also great fan of Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band and a lot of motown 60's stuff.
Can anyone remember who used to sing Working Down a Coalmine (was it Lee Dorsey?), whoever it was I watched him as well at the Blue Moon Club, a great little club with brilliant acts, such as Bryan Auger Trinity featuring Julie Driscoll. I will enjoy trawling through this thread to see long forgotton 60's classics. Thank you OP for posting.
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Old 10-08-2010, 22:32
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This is a brilliant thread, don't know why I haven't visited this before. I used to love the Action and watched them live a few times. At one session, they were support act for Jimmy Cliff and The Shakedown Sounds (used to love Give a Little, Take a Little). Also great fan of Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band and a lot of motown 60's stuff.
Can anyone remember who used to sing Working Down a Coalmine (was it Lee Dorsey?), whoever it was I watched him as well at the Blue Moon Club, a great little club with brilliant acts, such as Bryan Auger Trinity featuring Julie Driscoll. I will enjoy trawling through this thread to see long forgotton 60's classics. Thank you OP for posting.
Yes it was...I love 'Get Out My Life Woman' as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ2nFvjz2zM

Some more soul faves:

Jimmy Hughes - Neighbour Neighbour

Don Covay - Mercy Mercy

Plus the afore mentioned Chis Clark - From Head To Toe
Liverpool band The Escorts did a great cover of From Head To Toe 2 which was produced by Macca.


Elvis Costello must have liked the Escorts 45 as he covered both sides. The 'b' side was the slinky 'Night Time' (unfortunately not on Youtube).
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Old 11-08-2010, 15:09
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It was a great idea for a thread. I enjoy sharing some of my favourite records and I think like everybody else, I keep learning and finding new stuff through this thread all the time which I'm hugely grateful for.

As to whether it can or should be kept going; I still have plenty of ideas, but the number of others contributing has noticeably fallen off. Perhaps it's time to ask the lurkers/casual viewers - what do you think? Should we keep going?
i see no reason why it shouldnt keep going, as long as theres 'new' rareties to post up... my times been restricted now so im not on as much, and have exhausted the tracks i know.. but i like rediscovering new forgotten tracks... keep 'em coming!
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Old 12-08-2010, 16:44
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there should be a retro forum on here so threads like this arnt burried under loads of waffle from kids.... there seems to be plenty of oldies here who would frequent a retro forum..
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Old 12-08-2010, 16:57
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there should be a retro forum on here so threads like this arnt burried under loads of waffle from kids.... there seems to be plenty of oldies here who would frequent a retro forum..
Agreed.

I only joined DS for the Doctor Who forum (sad geek that I am!), and when I first ventured into the music forum and saw it was completely dominated by threads about the likes of Rihanna, JLS, Pixie Lott etc. I said to myself this certainly isn't for me, but then I chanced upon this thread and thought that's more like it.

I think there maybe FMs who normally visit the other forums, who might actually be interested in this thread, but are unaware of its existence, because they wouldn't touch this kid-dominated forum with a ten feet bargepole. Alas!
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Old 12-08-2010, 16:58
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there should be a retro forum on here so threads like this arnt burried under loads of waffle from kids.... there seems to be plenty of oldies here who would frequent a retro forum..
Oldies 'R' we?
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Old 13-08-2010, 13:54
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Some US pop from me starting with this beautiful track:
The Critters - Mr Dieingly Sad

Bobby Fuller's lesser known follow up to 'I Fought The Law':
Bobby Fuller Four - Love's Made A Fool Of You

One of my pop-soul faves
The Buckinghams Don't You Care

Only heard this for the first time today and kind of like it:
The Kit Kats-Won't Find Better Than Me

And to finish this pure pop gem:
The Turtles - You Baby
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Old 13-08-2010, 18:26
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^ Like The Buckinghams song.

some more pop-soul with a lesser known Contours song

The Contours - Just a little misunderstanding

A Psych track I don't think has been posted, this time from the UK.

The Attack - Anymore Than I Do

Now two groups featuring artists that would later go onto bigger things, starting with Jeff Lynne pre ELO

The Idle Race - Imposters of Life's Magazine

and Ronnie Woods

The Birds - Say Those Magic Words

and to finish with some jazz from France:

I'll start with France's greatest Jazz singer Nougaro

Claude Nougaro - Sur l'écran noir de ma nuit blanche

and this is some classic soul jazz from Becaud who would later do the Soundtrack to The Jazz Singer w/ Neil Diamond

Gilbert Becaud - L'orange
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Old 14-08-2010, 07:34
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^ Like The Buckinghams song.

some more pop-soul with a lesser known Contours song

The Contours - Just a little misunderstanding

A Psych track I don't think has been posted, this time from the UK.

The Attack - Anymore Than I Do

Now two groups featuring artists that would later go onto bigger things, starting with Jeff Lynne pre ELO

The Idle Race - Imposters of Life's Magazine

and Ronnie Woods

The Birds - Say Those Magic Words

and to finish with some jazz from France:

I'll start with France's greatest Jazz singer Nougaro

Claude Nougaro - Sur l'écran noir de ma nuit blanche

and this is some classic soul jazz from Becaud who would later do the Soundtrack to The Jazz Singer w/ Neil Diamond

Gilbert Becaud - L'orange
didnt know ronnie wood was in the birds...

got their hit 'leaving here' played on thursdays pop quiz.... not got time to search/post a link if anyone could oblige...thanks!
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Old 14-08-2010, 09:55
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^ Like The Buckinghams song.

some more pop-soul with a lesser known Contours song

The Contours - Just a little misunderstanding

A Psych track I don't think has been posted, this time from the UK.

The Attack - Anymore Than I Do

Now two groups featuring artists that would later go onto bigger things, starting with Jeff Lynne pre ELO

The Idle Race - Imposters of Life's Magazine

and Ronnie Woods

The Birds - Say Those Magic Words

and to finish with some jazz from France:

I'll start with France's greatest Jazz singer Nougaro

Claude Nougaro - Sur l'écran noir de ma nuit blanche

and this is some classic soul jazz from Becaud who would later do the Soundtrack to The Jazz Singer w/ Neil Diamond

Gilbert Becaud - L'orange
Gilbert Becaud had a top 10 hit in his own right in 1975 with a song called A Little love And Understanding.

However keeping within the thread he also wrote one of my all time favourite songs - Let it Be Me.

Loads of versions (my fav. is by The Fortunes) but here is probably the most famous by The Everley Brothers

Let It Be Me
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Old 14-08-2010, 10:05
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No problem! I'll put up a couple more too, as The Birds are well worth an in-depth look. One can only wonder how well they might have done if those Americans with the identical-sounding name hadn't turned up and spoiled things.

The Birds - Leaving Here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge1CZAsjmvY

The Birds - La Poupee Qui Fait Non
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76YzK...eature=related

The Birds - Granny Rides Again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cY13cbHmkM
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Old 14-08-2010, 13:16
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My selections for today:-

Lonnie Donegan - Pick A Bale Of Cotton (1962)
I’m a massive fan of Lonnie Donegan, imho the best and most influential British artist of the 1950’s by some considerable margin.
This track, his last ever Top Twenty single, is a terrific cover of an old Huddie Ledbetter song.

The Dave Clark Five - Because (1964)
Very pleasant ballad from a band better known for their stomping beat.

The Beach Boys - Caroline No (1966)
From the brilliant Pet Sounds album, this is my all time favourite Beach Boys track.
A number of Beach Boys Greatest Hits compilation albums have been released over the years, and yet, inexplicably, I’ve only seen this magnificent track (and the almost as magnificent “Warmth of the Sun”) on one of them. Guess which Beach Boys Greatest Hits compilation album I possess?

The McCoys - You Make Me Feel So Good (1966)
Although I absolutely love the McCoys' version of “Hang On Sloopy” it’s probably a bit too well known for this thread, so here’s something else by them, not quite in the same league, but still worth a listen.
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