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Part of the pleasure in spending your later years near where you grew up....is bumping into friends from 60 years and more ago.......\i constantly do this in Bulwell.....old school pals from the 50s a

Ben, another group called The Spinners with some fantastic shots of the UK. The song was all about the "Right to Roam". Written by Ewan MacColl I've walked and climbed in most of the places in th

Moved into our new home today,,now sat quietly apart from a little jig when the music of Dr Hook gets too much to sit still, The site seems to have got back to its friendly ways,,so I'm back,,

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14 hours ago, DJ360 said:

Now retired..he's a songwriter probably most famous for 'Alice's Restaurant' ..though he also wrote 'City of New Orleans' and other songs.

Sorry DJ360 but Steve Goodman wrote City of New Orleans, he died from leukemia at the young age of 36 in 1984.

Arlo Guthrie was one of many that have covered this classic his best version was with Shenandoah. Others that have covered it are the Highwaymen, Willie Nelson, John Denver, Johnny Cash and Judy Collins to name but a few.

https://youtu.be/OfxoM6trtZE for Arlo Guthrie with Shenandoah which I think is the best version

https://youtu.be/e4ztWNJYFrU for the Steve Goodman version and an explanation about him writing the song.

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Could watch these two all night.........talent in Abundance........

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That video was weird Enigma.  I couldn’t get rid of it off my screen then it just showed the words ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ over and over again.  I didn’t  like it when it wouldn’t  go away.....

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What are your three most bestest favourite ever popsongs?  I mean songs which made the charts?

 

I think my top one has to be this by the Ronettes. Most would go for 'Be My Baby'.. but I reckon 'Baby I Love You' is just the pop of our era 'in one'.

 

 

Next up for me is Bob Dylan's 'Like A Rolling Stone'.. often voted the greatest rock song of all time.

 

There has to be a Beatle song in there..

 

What are your three?

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One for Enigma.

 

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7 hours ago, DJ360 said:

I stand corrected Oz.

Arlo is best known for his versions of City of New Orleans but as one of the best railway/train songs ever i felt it needed attributing to its writer. As you said, Arlo and his father both wrote some classics including this one.

 

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My three (on this day and at this time * ) would have to be:

 

Concrete and Clay.    Unit 4 +2

Unchained Melody.  Righteous Bros.

Earth Angel.  The Penguins

 

* My three bestest are going to change according to all kinds of variables and moods. These 3 are likely to be in my 20 most favourite songs/tunes but there are so many others that are great and important to me for all kinds of reasons. 

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I miss Freddie.......very funny and a good singer...what a sad end...

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Just love a woman in a ''Black Dress''.......in a Bar with a drink and a smoke.......Shades of the 'Grumbleweeds''' chatting my Mrs up at the 'commadore'' 85 ish.......lol

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13 hours ago, siddha said:

* My three bestest are going to change according to all kinds of variables and moods.

 

Yep.  Same here.

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Used to buy alot of instrumentals....this was one for doing the 'Cha Cha'.........found a place in Leicester called the 'Beehive'' (63 ish)great club for dancing..........

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Enigma, Jim Croce was a great songwriter.  Mrs Col is a big lover of his stuff.

 

In similar vein to Time in a Bottle.. here are two by Beth Neilsen Chapman.

For context.. Beth is singing about her husband.. who died of cancer.

 

 

Staggeringly perceptive lyrics...

 

 

OK.. make it three..

 

 

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The late Kate Wolf.

 

Green Eyes

 

 

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Just found the orginal Transatlantic Sessions on Youtube.  You will not find better music anywhere.

More than three hours of Emmylou, Iris de Ment, Aly Bain, Mary Black and many others..

Fill yer boots.

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