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Title: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: Dunderhead on March 20, 2013, 03:14:30 AM
Just a quick question, I heard a song on oldies radio recently that I can't find the name of. I don't know why I can't track it down.

It's probably from 1959-1961, somewhere in there I'd guess. It's a pretty uptempto song and I could have sworn the lyrics in the chorus went like "to the end of time" sung in a big flamboyant falsetto. The track had a bell type instrument that was prominent and I think it began with an acapella segment. I've heard it a few times before but it's been stuck in my head for days now and I just can't find it no matter how assiduously I search for it on google.


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: Jay on March 20, 2013, 03:54:36 AM
Cara Mia(spelling?) by Jay and the Americans.  ;)


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: Dunderhead on March 20, 2013, 03:57:16 AM
YES!


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: Jay on March 20, 2013, 04:04:28 AM
I didn't even think about it. I just blurted it out(in my mind). I scare myself, sometimes.  ;D


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: bgas on March 20, 2013, 07:33:40 AM
That IS scary. You're good, but scary


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: Aegir on March 23, 2013, 02:06:47 PM
What's that song from the 60s or 70s where the chorus is a saxophone solo?


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: Gertie J. on March 23, 2013, 02:23:37 PM
baker street, no?


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: Ron on March 23, 2013, 09:34:16 PM
Get this: Jay's one of those guys who can still sing, even those he's old as hell.  Here's a recent live performance of "Cara Mia".  Incredible really.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRzAyx40Bzg


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: KittyKat on March 23, 2013, 11:23:32 PM
What's that song from the 60s or 70s where the chorus is a saxophone solo?

"What Does It Take To Win Your Love" by Jr. Walker and the All Stars. Or perhaps some other song by Jr. Walker and the All Stars (maybe "Road Runner" or "Shotgun").


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: Jay on March 23, 2013, 11:39:57 PM
Ok, now I need help identifying a song. This description is VERY vague though. I don't really expect anybody to be able to figure it out. This is a song that I heard only once, about ten or so years ago. It was a slow, piano based balled. I think it was a song that was from the mid to late 1950's at the latest, but more likely dating from the late 1940's to early 1950's. The one distinctive thing I can remember is the saxophone. To this day, I have never heard a saxophone that sounds like the one I heard in this song. At first, I thought it was an electric guitar. It was highly distorted, and downright mean sounding. That's the best way I can describe it. It was actually kind of shocking to hear, because before the sax came in, it was a fairly quiet, slow bluesy song that was mainly piano based. Told you I was going to be vague about it.  ;D Does this sound familiar to anybody?


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 22, 2019, 07:03:09 AM
Been checking ancient tapes to which saved songs via tape recorder's radio staish in 2006. Can't ID song, the guy sings in Elvis manner, it's going like this, maybe smb. know it (playing snippet) https://www.sendspace.com/file/2sn9l9

TIA.


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: JK on March 22, 2019, 08:18:27 AM
Been checking ancient tapes to which saved songs via tape recorder's radio staish in 2006. Can't ID song, the guy sings in Elvis manner, it's going like this, maybe smb. know it (playing snippet) https://www.sendspace.com/file/2sn9l9
TIA.

I can't access it, RR. Can you post a few words of the lyrics? 


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: JK on March 22, 2019, 08:19:30 AM
Ok, now I need help identifying a song. This description is VERY vague though. I don't really expect anybody to be able to figure it out. This is a song that I heard only once, about ten or so years ago. It was a slow, piano based balled. I think it was a song that was from the mid to late 1950's at the latest, but more likely dating from the late 1940's to early 1950's. The one distinctive thing I can remember is the saxophone. To this day, I have never heard a saxophone that sounds like the one I heard in this song. At first, I thought it was an electric guitar. It was highly distorted, and downright mean sounding. That's the best way I can describe it. It was actually kind of shocking to hear, because before the sax came in, it was a fairly quiet, slow bluesy song that was mainly piano based. Told you I was going to be vague about it.  ;D Does this sound familiar to anybody?

I'll set my mind to it, Jay. ;)

It might be early doo wop. Often the sax solo on doo wop songs sounds at odds with the rest. I'll see what I can find this evening--unless someone else can identify it first... 


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 22, 2019, 08:39:32 AM
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I can't access it
It can't be downloaded? Weird. It's difficult to hear lyrics, the guy sings fast song. It's like Christmas vibe plus rock-n-roll.


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: JK on March 22, 2019, 08:50:33 AM
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I can't access it
It can't be downloaded? Weird. It's difficult to hear lyrics, the guy sings fast song. It's like Christmas vibe plus rock-n-roll.

If someone can download it and post it here, that would be very helpful. ;)


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 22, 2019, 08:59:03 AM
Looks like bad Internet case. Even via this ancient 2010 laptop with snail traffic it's easy to d/l, just checked it.

Anybody else?


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: JK on March 22, 2019, 01:12:59 PM
Looks like bad Internet case. Even via this ancient 2010 laptop with snail traffic it's easy to d/l, just checked it.

Anybody else?

RR, I now have a keyboard melody in G major downloaded onto iTunes. Is this what you meant?


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 22, 2019, 01:40:58 PM
I play keyboard yes. What you downloaded is what must be ID'ed. Without going around, can you say what's that song? This seems like neverending dialog when it should be just song identification. :P


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: JK on March 22, 2019, 02:47:16 PM
I play keyboard yes. What you downloaded is what must be ID'ed. Without going around, can you say what's that song? This seems like neverending dialog when it should be just song identification. :P

Haha. Relax, RR. ;D

Very cool that you play keyboard--so do I.

It's quite a challenge when you have only a melody to go on and not a snippet from the record itself. But I'll keep listening and thinking. ;)


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on March 22, 2019, 04:49:12 PM
Unfortunately this tune doesn't sound familiar at all to me. :-(


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 23, 2019, 09:18:57 AM
Blah, looks like song detecting failed. Tape's muddy, you know? Impossible to get you to hear it. It's guy singing melody Elvis Presley-like (similar style to "That's Alright Mama"). But besides, it got Christmas festive vibe, cheerful, there's lalalas near the end, short piano bit & ends with guy saying "Let's go!".

Did these cues bring to brains any song? Hello, people?


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: JK on March 24, 2019, 05:30:13 AM
Blah, looks like song detecting failed. Tape's muddy, you know? Impossible to get you to hear it. It's guy singing melody Elvis Presley-like (similar style to "That's Alright Mama"). But besides, it got Christmas festive vibe, cheerful, there's lalalas near the end, short piano bit & ends with guy saying "Let's go!".

Did these cues bring to brains any song? Hello, people?

Hello, RR. I don't know about anyone else but I shall keep it in mind. I can't do any more than that, I'm afraid. ;)

So it might be Elvis if the tape's muddy. Or is it clearly someone else? More cues, please--the more the merrier. :-D


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 25, 2019, 01:59:38 PM
I'd bet bank account it's *not* Elvis but Elvis *copycat*. That's that regarding clues but since I'm stubborn to identify the song, I shan't give up to hear it better, tricky as it'll be.


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: JK on March 25, 2019, 03:24:27 PM
I'd bet bank account it's *not* Elvis but Elvis *copycat*. That's that regarding clues but since I'm stubborn to identify the song, I shan't give up to hear it better, tricky as it'll be.

That's the spirit, RR. ;D


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: JK on April 03, 2019, 05:44:02 AM
Ok, now I need help identifying a song. This description is VERY vague though. I don't really expect anybody to be able to figure it out. This is a song that I heard only once, about ten or so years ago. It was a slow, piano based balled. I think it was a song that was from the mid to late 1950's at the latest, but more likely dating from the late 1940's to early 1950's. The one distinctive thing I can remember is the saxophone. To this day, I have never heard a saxophone that sounds like the one I heard in this song. At first, I thought it was an electric guitar. It was highly distorted, and downright mean sounding. That's the best way I can describe it. It was actually kind of shocking to hear, because before the sax came in, it was a fairly quiet, slow bluesy song that was mainly piano based. Told you I was going to be vague about it.  ;D Does this sound familiar to anybody?

Jay, I'll bounce possible candidates off you from time to time. Beginning with this one--well we have to start somewhere! ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3toBfCJt67w


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: All Summer Long on April 03, 2019, 05:52:14 AM
Blah, looks like song detecting failed. Tape's muddy, you know? Impossible to get you to hear it. It's guy singing melody Elvis Presley-like (similar style to "That's Alright Mama"). But besides, it got Christmas festive vibe, cheerful, there's lalalas near the end, short piano bit & ends with guy saying "Let's go!".

Did these cues bring to brains any song? Hello, people?

Hello, RR. I don't know about anyone else but I shall keep it in mind. I can't do any more than that, I'm afraid. ;)

So it might be Elvis if the tape's muddy. Or is it clearly someone else? More cues, please--the more the merrier. :-D

Is it actually a Christmas song?  Because there's this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x6ZS_VAAOA


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: Chocolate Shake Man on April 03, 2019, 06:41:59 AM
Ok, now I need help identifying a song. This description is VERY vague though. I don't really expect anybody to be able to figure it out. This is a song that I heard only once, about ten or so years ago. It was a slow, piano based balled. I think it was a song that was from the mid to late 1950's at the latest, but more likely dating from the late 1940's to early 1950's. The one distinctive thing I can remember is the saxophone. To this day, I have never heard a saxophone that sounds like the one I heard in this song. At first, I thought it was an electric guitar. It was highly distorted, and downright mean sounding. That's the best way I can describe it. It was actually kind of shocking to hear, because before the sax came in, it was a fairly quiet, slow bluesy song that was mainly piano based. Told you I was going to be vague about it.  ;D Does this sound familiar to anybody?

Again a shot in the dark, but what about Angel Baby by Rosie and the Originals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xm3qnh1sck


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 03, 2019, 06:57:05 AM
Is it actually a Christmas song?  Because there's this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x6ZS_VAAOA
I asked the question, not JK. Listen to sendpace link I shared. It doesn't sound like the song you brought. When you listen, maybe *you* will identify it.


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: JK on April 03, 2019, 07:28:27 AM
Again a shot in the dark, but what about Angel Baby by Rosie and the Originals:

Good call, Choc. Absolutely gorgeous track. I think Spector once described "Angel Baby" as "one of those awful, awful records that I love". There's a moment when it threatens to unravel completely. To say nothing of the B-side, hahaha...   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8hK1aVZ37g


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: Jay on April 03, 2019, 11:21:50 PM
Been checking ancient tapes to which saved songs via tape recorder's radio staish in 2006. Can't ID song, the guy sings in Elvis manner, it's going like this, maybe smb. know it (playing snippet) https://www.sendspace.com/file/2sn9l9

TIA.
I listened to it. I recognize the melody. I'm familiar with the song, but I can't place it right now. Let me think on it. It's an older surf song.


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: Jay on April 03, 2019, 11:33:45 PM
I'd bet bank account it's *not* Elvis but Elvis *copycat*. That's that regarding clues but since I'm stubborn to identify the song, I shan't give up to hear it better, tricky as it'll be.
Is it this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncbdW9bI27o In case you can't play the file, the link I just gave you is called C'mon Everybody by Eddie Cochran.


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: JK on April 04, 2019, 02:25:23 AM
I asked the question, not JK. Listen to sendpace link I shared. It doesn't sound like the song you brought. When you listen, maybe *you* will identify it.

RR, let me know if it's okay to link that snippet at the Hoffman Boards. They have an audience of millions so the chances are good someone there will recognize it. ;)


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: JK on April 04, 2019, 04:09:31 AM
Ok, now I need help identifying a song. This description is VERY vague though. I don't really expect anybody to be able to figure it out. This is a song that I heard only once, about ten or so years ago. It was a slow, piano based balled. I think it was a song that was from the mid to late 1950's at the latest, but more likely dating from the late 1940's to early 1950's. The one distinctive thing I can remember is the saxophone. To this day, I have never heard a saxophone that sounds like the one I heard in this song. At first, I thought it was an electric guitar. It was highly distorted, and downright mean sounding. That's the best way I can describe it. It was actually kind of shocking to hear, because before the sax came in, it was a fairly quiet, slow bluesy song that was mainly piano based. Told you I was going to be vague about it.  ;D Does this sound familiar to anybody?

Here's another try, this time with an electric guitar trying to sound like a sax:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CpIKAIYo-s


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: Jay on April 04, 2019, 04:41:36 AM
Ok, now I need help identifying a song. This description is VERY vague though. I don't really expect anybody to be able to figure it out. This is a song that I heard only once, about ten or so years ago. It was a slow, piano based balled. I think it was a song that was from the mid to late 1950's at the latest, but more likely dating from the late 1940's to early 1950's. The one distinctive thing I can remember is the saxophone. To this day, I have never heard a saxophone that sounds like the one I heard in this song. At first, I thought it was an electric guitar. It was highly distorted, and downright mean sounding. That's the best way I can describe it. It was actually kind of shocking to hear, because before the sax came in, it was a fairly quiet, slow bluesy song that was mainly piano based. Told you I was going to be vague about it.  ;D Does this sound familiar to anybody?

Jay, I'll bounce possible candidates off you from time to time. Beginning with this one--well we have to start somewhere! ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3toBfCJt67w
Thanks for the try, but that's not it.  :lol I really think it's probably a song from the mid or late 1940's to early 50's. Chocolate Shake Man had a good guess with "Angel Baby", but that's not it either, but the overall genre and style of song seems to fit. I have one other clue I could give that I just thought of. The saxophone in the song "Money" by Pink Floyd has sort of the same "mean" sound. But to be honest, unless I heard the part of the song with that saxophone part, I probably wouldn't even be able to know that it was indeed the song I'm thinking of! Did that make sense?  :lol I really wasn't even listening to it to carefully at the time and I was about to turn it off until this saxophone solo started. I know it was a saxophone, but it was unlike any I've heard before or since. Man, this is so hard to describe! Just to recap, it was an older song, probably from the late 40'a to mid 50's, it seemed to be piano based, without any noticeable electric guitars, and it had this saxophone that I swear sounded downright "evil". It was loud and nasty sounding. Maybe it was amplified? Sorry, but that's all I can really say about the song.


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 04, 2019, 06:03:50 AM
Is it this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncbdW9bI27o In case you can't play the file, the link I just gave you is called C'mon Everybody by Eddie Cochran.
It's not. Btw, song starts with yodeling - "la-la-la-hee (x4) hoooooo" followed by yell "eeeeeeeeee...ya-ha", then melody in the link. There's not many rock&roll/ pop songs with yodel intro, right? Should be good clue. Paste it to hoffman.


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: JK on April 04, 2019, 08:45:10 AM
Btw, song starts with yodeling - "la-la-la-hee (x4) hoooooo" followed by yell "eeeeeeeeee...ya-ha", then melody in the link. There's not many rock&roll/ pop songs with yodel intro, right? Should be good clue. Paste it to hoffman.

'Tis done. ;)

https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/help-identifying-a-song.827325/


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: All Summer Long on April 04, 2019, 02:50:21 PM
Is it actually a Christmas song?  Because there's this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x6ZS_VAAOA
I asked the question, not JK. Listen to sendpace link I shared. It doesn't sound like the song you brought. When you listen, maybe *you* will identify it.

I wasn't able to listen to it where I was at the time and thought I'd make a guess; still can't get it to play though.  Any way you could post to instaudio (or whatever it's called) because that doesn't have tons of pop-ups/ads/viruses.

Also, I did know you asked the question, but I thought I'd continue the conversation to expand on what JK had said.


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on April 09, 2019, 05:01:27 AM
Hm, figured sendspace is user-friendliest, easiest site to d/l music...guess not.

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Any way you could post to instaudio (or whatever it's called) because that doesn't have tons of pop-ups/ads/viruses.
Link?


Title: Re: Help Identifying a Song
Post by: All Summer Long on April 09, 2019, 05:04:28 AM
Hm, figured sendspace is user-friendliest, easiest site to d/l music...guess not.

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Any way you could post to instaudio (or whatever it's called) because that doesn't have tons of pop-ups/ads/viruses.
Link?

https://instaud.io/