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sugarandspice
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« on: January 29, 2006, 05:16:23 PM »

the good the bad & the from 50s... which tunes you love, which ones you could do with out.........

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2006, 05:26:26 PM »

I don't know this period well and I truthfully can't give you a "do without".  BUT these are my essentials of the period
 
-- anything on Sun Records it seems like.  ESPECIALLY Elvis.  But Johnny Cash is seriously growing on me, and Carl Perkins is awesome

-- Buddy Holly -- That'll Be The Day; Every Day; heck, did Buddy DO a bad song?

-- Chuck Berry

-- Bo Diddley

-- Jailhouse Rock is the BEST rock performance ever.  Deal with it.  It floored me as a child and still does every time.  I don't know if I could live without this one.

-- For Elvis and RCA, you also need the Hound Dog session songs (Ian, is that still coming out -- the session tapes I mean?  I would pay FTD full price for that) and the last sessions once he was in the Army.

-- To Know Him is to Love Him.  Early Spector may still be the best.

-- Don't know much doo wop but I like what I hear.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2006, 05:28:25 PM »

onward with the chuck berry,  I cannont  get enough  buddy holly or  spector

heres a question

the crystals, or the ronnetts?

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2006, 05:30:51 PM »

Gotta go with Ronnie, but neither was a 50's act though...
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2006, 05:34:02 PM »

Nat King Cole


Johnny O'Keefe


That's where it's at.
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2006, 05:40:33 PM »

I know that they were 60s but sheeoyt, I was thinking about spector, and that is where my train of thought ended up

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2006, 05:43:08 PM »

Let's put it this way.
Milner was right in American Graffiti. "Rock and roll's been going downhill since Buddy Holly died".
And even if it's not downhill, you can only go sideways from perfection.
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2006, 06:09:15 PM »

hahah... I can  dig it, but I mean sh*t what would have happend had they not crashed in the plane.. would the new geration have been able to be ushered in? kinda like a torch pass if you will... ( sad tho really sad)

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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2006, 06:14:30 PM »

I think that Buddy would have moved more and more toward orchestrated pop, maybe even being a peer to Brian Wilson.  And I think that maybe the British Invasion might not have been necessary since there would have still been a powerful voice speaking for rock.
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2006, 06:15:44 PM »

Let's put it this way.
Milner was right in American Graffiti. "Rock and roll's been going downhill since Buddy Holly died".
And even if it's not downhill, you can only go sideways from perfection.

No comments on your favs?  I figured that much of your favorite music would be encompassed in this period.

I would love to hear your review of Jailhouse Rock.  This topic made me break it out and play it for my girl.  It got her up and dancing in seconds.
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2006, 06:16:04 PM »

 I can dig it

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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2006, 06:30:27 PM »

I agree with all of the rock & roll choices posted above. But a couple of my non-rock favorites are:

- Frank Sinatra
- Perry Como
- Nat "King" Cole
- Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald duets
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2006, 06:32:27 PM »

Kinda off toipic

but  Billie Holiday ppl?

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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2006, 06:36:23 PM »

Why is that off topic?  She was 50's.  Don't know her well but all I have heard is startling.  I probably need to know more.
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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2006, 06:38:31 PM »

Let's put it this way.
Milner was right in American Graffiti. "Rock and roll's been going downhill since Buddy Holly died".
And even if it's not downhill, you can only go sideways from perfection.

No comments on your favs?  I figured that much of your favorite music would be encompassed in this period.

I would love to hear your review of Jailhouse Rock.  This topic made me break it out and play it for my girl.  It got her up and dancing in seconds.

I'm metally exhausted from writing that Big Star review, but maybe tomorrow I'll get more detailed.
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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2006, 06:39:43 PM »

Why is that off topic?  She was 50's.  Don't know her well but all I have heard is startling.  I probably need to know more.

Strange Fruit.

Get it right now Jeff, the song... it's the scariest song I've ever heard.  Stunning.
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« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2006, 06:43:39 PM »

Southern Trees bear a strange fruit....

She is my chick

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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2006, 06:46:49 PM »

Get as much Holiday as you can carry, beginning with the 30's/40's Columbia sides, then the mid-period vVrve work, ending with the heartbreakingly wracked Lady In Satin, her valedictory wasted finale.
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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2006, 06:48:35 PM »

Nice

anybody seen, Lady Sings the Blues?  I think that is the name of the flick where Dianna Ross played her  (exsuse me Miss Ross Tongue)

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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2006, 06:49:54 PM »

In more ways than one - drug abuse, tarnished voice, early death, somewhat underappreciated - Billie Holiday fits in quite nicely on the Smiley Smile message board...
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« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2006, 06:53:21 PM »

Billie fits anywere you put her she is freakin awesome...

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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2006, 07:14:58 PM »

Quote from: The Cap'n
I'm metally exhausted from writing that Big Star review

"Metally Exhausted: The Best Of Alter X" Grin

Let me add Ray Charles, Nina Simone and Frankie Lyman to the honor roll.
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« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2006, 07:15:56 PM »

Nina Simone  rocks my fuckin world...

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« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2006, 07:42:16 PM »

Me too, big time.
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« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2006, 08:01:48 PM »

Milner was right in American Graffiti. "Rock and roll's been going downhill since Buddy Holly died".
Milner? Nah... you've been listening to too much Don McClean!  Grin
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