What Are You Listening To Right Now - Page 728

March 2nd, 2012  
March 4th, 2012  

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March 4th, 2012  
Originally Posted by PoetSarah

Wasn´t that the "mothers" one before? Just curious, might be that I am starting to suffer Alzheimer (what the Spaniards call "The German Friend" ... )

Well, this song has (with a few others) its anecdote with me: When I was in Boarding School we were not allowed to listen to music, so everybody had (more or less all were from rather wealthy bg and our parents all had a bad conscience for having sent us away from home) a tape recorder like one of these:

We used these (forbidden for adolescents) at night under the sheets to listen to music, and PF was one of my favorites, I used to sleep either with "Atom Heart Mother" or with Jethro Tulls "Thick as a Brick", those were the two "cassettes" I owned.

One day (that must be 1970+), with help fo the 18 yrs old (who could have all music equipment they wanted, hence had powerful amplifiers and loudspeakers) and the ingenuity of us 15-17 yrs old we set up big loudspeakers in the windows towards the center court and, at 0200 or 0300 in the morning connected the "Scream" from Dark Side of the Moon (end of "The Great Gig in the Sky"), directly followed by "Fearless" and blasted the whole school with what I remember to have been thousands of Watts...

Imagine the chaos that evolved, all the teachers (who lived in-house as well, in the building top right), running out to the central court, and all pupils pretending they were sleeping totally unidsturbed... I imagine the pranks of today are more hardcore, but this really was a memorably good one for me...

Interestingly later someone used this scream to animate the painting "The Scream" by Edvard Munch, so here it is (and the spoken text also makes me feel at home...), have to turn your volume well up to simulate our prank... :

March 15th, 2012  
March 15th, 2012  
I can't link them all for you, but I'm listening to my "1950s Memories" Playlist.

176 pieces that take me back to my earliest days of musical appreciation.

26 Miles, Four Preps
A Blossom Fell, Nat King Cole
A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl, Teresa Brewer
A Trumpeter's Lullaby, Leroy Anderson
Am I Fool Number One, Brenda Lee
Amore, Elvis Presley
Angelitos Negros, Eartha Kitt
April In Portugal, Les Baxter
At The Hop 1957, Danny And The Juniors
Beep Beep (The Little Nash Rambler), Playmates
Bermuda, The Bell Sisters with Henri Rene's Orchestra
Blue Christmas, Elvis Presley
Blue Monday, Fats Domino
Blue Tango, Leroy Anderson
Boo Boo Stick Beat, Chet Atkins
Broken Hearted Melody, Sarah Vaughn
Bugler's Holiday, Leroy Anderson
Build Your Love (On a Strong Foundation), Johnnie Ray
Canadian Sunset, Andy Williams
Cara Mia, David Whitfield
Cattle Call, Eddy Arnold and His Guitar
Chapel Of Love, The Chordettes
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White, Al Hirt
Cindy Oh Cindy, Eddie Fisher
Claudette 1957, Everly Brothers
Come Softly To Me, Fleetwoods
Dance On Little Girl, Bobby Vinton
Dark Moon, Bonnie Guitar
Dear Hearts And Gentle People, Dinah Shore
Delicado, Percy Faith and his Orchestra
El Paso, Marty Robbins
Elizabethan Serenade, James Last
Everybody Loves a Lover, Doris Day
Fever, Peggy Lee
Fraulein, Bobby Helms
Freight Train, Rusty Draper
Gone, Ferlin Husky
Gonna Find Me a Bluebird, Marvin Rainwater
"Goodnight, Well It's Time To Go", Spaniels
Hard Headed Woman, Elvis Presley
"Hear My Song, Violetta", Josef Locke
Heart Of My Heart, Mitch Miller
Hernando's Hideaway, Johnnie Ray
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Laurie London
Hi Lili Hi Lo, Teresa Brewer
Honeycomb, Jimmie F. Rodgers
Hoop De Do, Perry Como
Hummingbird, The Chordettes
Hummingbird (1955), Frankie Lane
I Get So Lonely, Four Knights
I Get So Lonely, The Statler Brothers
I Hear You Knocking, Fats Domino
I Want To Walk You Home, Fats Domino
If I Give My Heart To You, Denise Lor
I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Johnnie Ray
I'm Walking, Ricky Nelson
I'm Walking Behind You, Eddie Fisher
In the Middle of an Island, Tony Bennett
In The Middle Of The House 1956, Rusty Draper
In The Mood, Ernie Fields
Island in the Sun, Harry Belafonte
Istanbul (not Constantinople), The Four Lads
Jazz Pizzicato, Leroy Anderson
Just Walking in the Rain, Johnnie Ray
"Kiss Me Honey, Honey Kiss Me", Shirley Bassey
Lady Of Spain, Eddie Fisher With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra
Lavender Blue, Burl Ives
Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly), Sammy Turner
Lay Down Your Arms, Anne Shelton
Lay Down Your Arms, The Chordettes
Lazy Mary, Lou Monte
Let The Little Girl Dance, Billy Bland
Liechtensteiner Polka, Lawrence Welk
Lisbon Antigua (Instrumental), Nelson Riddle
Little Darlin', Diamonds
Little Drummer Boy, Beverly Sisters
LittleThings Mean a Lot, Kitty Kallen with Jack Plies Orchestra
Lollipop, Chordettes
Love and Marriage, Dinah Shore
Mambo Italiano, Rosemary Clooney
Mambo Jambo, Perez Prado and his Orchestra
Man With The Banjo, The Ames Brothers
Melodie D'Amour, Ames Brothers
Moonlight Gambler, Frankie Laine
Mr. Lee, Bobbettes
Mr. Sandman, The Chordettes
Mutual Admiration Society, Teresa Brewer
My Blue Heaven, Doris Day
My Blue Heaven, Leon Redbone
My Happiness, Connie Francis
My Happiness, Lucille Starr
My Heart Is An Open Book, "Carl Dobkins, Jr"
Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare), Domenico Modugo
Nobody's Child, Skeeter Davis
Oh Baby Mine, The Four Knights
Oh Boy, Crickets
Oh Lonesome Me, Don Gibson
Old Cape Cod, Patti Page
Only A Rose, David Whitfield
Only Make Believe, Howard Keel
Pawnshop On The Corner, Guy Mitchell
Peace In The Valley, Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
Peace Of Mind 1960, Teresa Brewer
Pearly Shells, Burl Ives
Peggy Sue, Buddy Holly And The Crickets
Personality, Lloyd Price
Petite Fleur, Chris Barber
Pink Shoelaces, The Chordettes
Rags To Riches, Tony Bennett
Raunchy, Bill Justis
Remember Me I'm The One Who Loves You, Dean Martin
Rock A Billy, Guy Mitchell
Rock and Roll Music, Chuck Berry
Rock and Roll Waltz, Kay Starr
Rock Island Line 1955, Lonnie Donegan
Round and Round, Perry Como
Sayonara, Pat_Kirby
Scottish Soldier, David Whitfield
Shake Me I Rattle, Lennon Sisters
Shake a Hand, Faye Adams
Sh-Boom, Rosemary Clooney
Sh-Boom, The Chords
Singin' In The Rain, Doris Day
Singing The Blues, Frank Ifield
Sippin Soda , Guy Mitchell
Sixteen Candles 1958, Coasters
Sixteen Tons, Tennessee Ernie Ford
Skokiaan, Eddie Fisher with Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra.
Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell, Eartha Kitt
Speedo, Cadillacs
Starlight Starbright, Lonnie Lee and The Leemen
Stranger In Paradise, David Whitfield
Sway Me Now, Dean Martin
Swedish Rhapsody, Percy Faith and his Orchestra
Sweet Nothings, Brenda Lee
Take A Message To Mary, Everly Brothers
Take Good Care Of My Baby, Bobby Lee
Tan Shoes And Pink Shoelaces, Dodie Stevens
Tea For Two, Doris Day
Teddy Bears Picnic, Anne Murray
Thank Heaven for Little Girls, Maurice Chevalier
Thank Heaven For Little Girls, Perry Como
That'll Be the Day, Buddy Holly
That's Amore, Percy Faith and his Orchestra
The Big Hurt, Toni Fisher
The Jones Boy, The Mills Brothers
The Last Time I Saw Paris, Joni James
The Little Shoemaker, Gaylords
The Little White Cloud That Cried, Johnnie Ray
The Peanut Vendor, Caterina Valente
"The Shifting, Whispering Sands (1955)", Rusty Draper
The Typewriter, Leroy Anderson
The Yellow Rose Of Texas, Rusty Draper
This Ole House, Rosemary Clooney
til I Waltz Again With You, Kay Starr
Till I Waltz Again With You, Teresa Brewer
Till I Waltz Again With You 1953, Harmonicats
Tom Dooley, Kingston Trio
Unchained Melody 1955, Al Hibbler
Wake The Town And Tell The People 1955, Les Baxter Orch
Wake Up Little Susie, The Everly Brothers 1957
What A Difference A Day Made, Della Reese
When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again, Elvis Presley
When You Wish Upon A Star, Joni James
Wimoweh, Karl Denver
Witch Doctor, David Seville
Wonderful! Wonderful!, Johnny Mathis
Yackety Yack, Coasters
You Don't Know Me, Patti Page
You Made Me Love You, Doris Day
You Made Me Love You, Perry Como
You Send Me, Sam Cooke
You'll Never Know, The Platters
You're just in Love, Perry Como
You're Just In Love, Rosemary Clooney
March 16th, 2012  
What no the Ink Spots?
March 16th, 2012  
Some Bollywood songs......
March 16th, 2012  
March 17th, 2012  
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
What no the Ink Spots?
As far as I can remember they weren't really big here in Australia. I certainly don't remember their music being played regularly on the radio here during the 1950s. I'd say that The Mills Brothers music was better known here.

In fact I wasn't aware of them as a group until the late 1960s by which time they were well and truly finished. Pity,....

All of the songs in my Playlist bring back very strong memories of that time for me.