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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2007, 03:41:45 PM »

Skip GREASE, but I love the sound of music, and don't forget that all time American classic---OKLAHOMA!!
  and big band is always good.

 Dick--(in his deepest voice--"poor Jed is dead, a candle lights his head,.....but its summer and we're running out of ice,..." Grin Grin
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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2007, 04:23:11 PM »

And you can pick any album Desmond, you don't have to have it in CD form. 8-tracks, cassettes, vinyl, CD's - it's all music!


You're right, Lou.  Indeed, the Thriller album I own is in vinyl.

Here are a few more albums that I would buy before I arrived:
  • The Eagles' Hotel California (also one of Cheryl's picks)
  • Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life
  • Peter Frampton's Frampton Comes Alive (I understand it's one of the best live albums ever)
  • Blue Man Group's album with music from its live performance
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« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2007, 10:28:42 PM »

Lou, why do you put me in such a bind?Huh?

1. A no name cd recorded by my brother, his wife and 3 children..it is mostly religious songs
    Reason: Family makes me smile and brings good memories

2. Roger Whittaker -  "When I Need You"
    Great voice and lots of sentiment and merriment

3. Dreaming Of A White Christmas - Assorted artists, country and otherwise
    I need Christmas memories when I am alone

4. Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
    Tells a really good story and we need stories

5. Environmentals - Dawn and Dusk in the Okefenokee Swamp
   Lets me hear all the morning and night time sounds of the critters, birds, creatures and 'gators

6. Ravel - Bolero
   Very moving and lets me get into the music

7. Otis Redding - Live in Europe
   Great disco and sound of the '60's

8. Sil Austin - Plays Pretty For The People Again
   Great sax and good tunes that bring memories

9. Gary Morris - Plain Brown Wrapper
   What a voice this man has and what stories he tells

My 10th choice is a cd I made and includes the following songs because I am diverse  Kiss and because I can usually get 20 songs on one cd.

   "How Great Thou Art" - Elvis Presley;  This is the song I want played at my memorial service.

   "My Girl" - The Temptations; This is a song a band leader I used to date would always start singing when I walked into the club no matter what he had been singing as he would stop that one and start "My Girl" just for me

   "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" - Tony Bennett; This song takes me back to the times I spent in San Franciso when I first moved to CA.

   "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay" - Otis Redding; Just a darn good song

   "When A Man Loves A Woman" - Percy Sledge; Another darn good song

   "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" - Hank Williams; Takes me back to my childhood

   "Babe" - Styx; I like the tune and it is easy to hum

   "Like A Rock" - Bob Seger; Reminds me of Dale Earnhardt and Chevy

   "Tar Top" - Alabama; Makes me think of traveling and getting to where I want to be

   "Dear Boss Money Rolls In" - Clan na gael; Fun, fun song and great tune that makes  me smile a lot

   "I Honestly Love You" - Olivia Newton John; Tells a sad story of someone

   "Leaving On A Jet Plane" - Peter, Paul & Mary; No reason other than flying but I always made a try at singing it when I would take a flight.

   "Lukenbach, Texas" - Waylon Jennings;  Just a good song by a singer I really like

   "Wildwood Flower" - The Carter Family;  makes me think of my Mom & Dad

   "Amazing Grace" - Elvis Presley; This song is possibly the most beautiful song I have ever heard and is the one that most often comes to my mind.

   "Feed Jake" - Pirates of the Mississippi; Good story and just makes me think not only of one of my dogs, but also of a friend I used to fish with.

   "Man of Constant Sorrows" - Soggy Bottom Boys; Takes me back home to my childhood again

   "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" - The Casinos; My song to Don

Lou, I limited that one to 18 songs so that is good and I don't think I broke any rules by putting that one in my collection.

So, SMILE Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2007, 10:49:37 PM »

   "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" - Hank Williams; Takes me back to my childhood

Awesome song!  Always had such a haunting tone to it.  You can never go wrong with Hank Williams.  One of the greatest song writers who ever lived.

   "I Honestly Love You" - Olivia Newton John; Tells a sad story of someone

Oh man, that takes me back to unrequited love in 1974.      Embarrassed

"Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" - The Casinos; My song to Don

I think I've mentioned this to you before in private, but the remake of that by Neal McCoy from 1996 is mine and Lou's "song" from the year we met.    Smiley

Don't get me started on individual songs.  I was already thinking of having a list of your top 5 single songs for the dessert island (which is the way I always heard that quizz anyway).  Even before Desmond mentioned Frampton Comes Alive, I was thinking Do You Feel Like I Feel is definitely in the running for a top five singles list.  Don't like the whole album, so couldn't consider it for the top 10 album list.  Also, Fun, Fun, Fun by the Beach Boys will always be on a must-have single list for me.   Grin

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« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2007, 01:41:48 AM »

Cheryl, it was very hard to choose and I left out 2 great cd's, IMO, that I would have liked to include and quite a few songs on the other one. 
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« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2007, 03:16:46 PM »

Great selections, people.
 Vivian, your bandleader story is great. Smiley And Judy Collins has a version of AMAZING GRACE that is just wonderful.
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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2007, 03:32:51 PM »

BTW, Dick.  You have a thing for the Kingston Trio, eh?   Grin  Great group though.  I have one of their Greatest Hits albums.  They had some great songs.  My favorite is the MTA (old boyfriend used to play that on a guitar).  Love the part where the guy's wife throws him a sandwich through the window of the subway since he can't get off of the train. 

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« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2007, 03:56:27 PM »

Yup, Cheryl, I'm a Trio freak, I guess. All of my children and their friends have been exposed to some good ole 50's and 60's folk music anyhow!
 My eldest daughter once asked me (at about age 8 or 10), " Dad, how come Charlie's wife doesn't put a nickel in the sandwich so he can get off the train??" Grin Grin

 My all time favorites?
         SCOTCH AND SODA
        wHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE
         REUBEN JAMES (great banjo work in this one)

           
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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2007, 04:11:26 PM »

Besides MTA, I like Tom Dooley and Where Have All the Flowers Gone.  Scotch and Soda is  a good one too (don't think I'd ever heard that till I got the greatest hits album a few years ago).

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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2007, 04:32:01 PM »

OK, one more piece of trivia.
 Roberta and I met on a blind date to see The Kingston Trio, live and in concert, during our Freshman year at Ohio State. I was already familiar with the Trio from my older sister's album, so I wanted to go, but not w/out a date. So I did the blind date deal, and here we are. Pretty neat Huh?
 Btw-- I had to sell a book in order to afford the tickets! It was worth it. Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2007, 04:44:56 PM »

Btw-- I had to sell a book in order to afford the tickets!

So you're an author??   Wink

But seriously, that's a neat story and no wonder the Trio is so special to you.

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« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2007, 04:58:06 PM »

I can identify with Vivian, in which I have a very diverse taste in music.  It ranges from traditional gospel songs to rock and roll to the dance music known as techno to swing music, I have listened to anything and everything.

I wish I had a customized CD like yours.
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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2007, 10:10:41 PM »

Dick, that is a great story about you and Roberta.  Smiley

Was it one of your school books you sold or one you wrote?

I have dual cd/dvd drives on my computer so I tape my cd's and pull out my favorite songs and customize cds for my personal use only.  I may have Bob Seger, Gretchen Wilson, John Denver and Don Williams all on the same cd.  I guard them very tightly.

Wish I could have added Ed Ames to my cd list and "American Pie" by Don McLean to my customized cd but not enough space.  Sad
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« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2007, 03:48:09 PM »

I'm like you, Desmond. I like many different kinds of music, really almost all kinds.
It was a school book Vivian. I figurd I could always borrow one, and, being 18, I thought that I would NEVER have a chance to see the Trio again. Pretty dumb huh? Grin Grin
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« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2007, 08:24:40 PM »

Not dumb at all, Dick.  You found happiness and true love by selling that book!
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