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Many, many years ago, having seen him live at the Albert Hall in Nottingham, I bought a Tom Paxton album. When I got it home I realised that side 1 was Tom, and side 2 - wasn’t! Decided to keep it as I quite liked the songs, but it wasn’t until quite recently that I discovered that it was this guy.

Sold the album years ago on ebay as an oddity - a “mis-pressing”, but only got a pittance for it!

 

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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,,

I listen to "Always" and I'm thinking of fabulous Mrs WW, from happy courting days to the sweetest honeymoon, through all the years, all the sunsets, all the sunrises, all the hard times, near disaste

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

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On 6/12/2021 at 1:21 AM, Brew said:

And yet I can't remember any dancing at the Bodega

If I drink too much Bodega I can't remember anything either

MCWILLIAM'S WINES Bodega Pink Sparkling, Australia NV | Langton's Fine Wines

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Stunning song and production Red.  Old Sam is one of my all time faves...

 

But.. in a rare late night opportunity I'm listening to the Kinks while Mrs Col is out.

 

 

 

 

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Good one DJ360

The Kinks, part of the sounds of the sixties. Waterloo Sunset has become a classic. Strangely enough never made number 1 but fittingly used in the closing of the London Olympics 

Also like Death of a Clown and Plastic Man

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There are no words........ :laugh:

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lovely song....Joe did some good stuff......and he's almost local..........Sadly passed away aged 70 in America........

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Nobody saying much today  !!!

So thought we'd have a bit of the great 'Rod Stewart''

Who doesn't 'Want to talk about it''...........

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....And right back in the groove; a bit of Northern soul. 'Be young be foolish but be happy.'

All in the past now but today I'll welcome 'young at heart' and 'be happy' but will draw a line under 'be foolish'. Had a big enough dose of that when I was young. :wacko:

 

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Love Northern Soul Dancing….

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1967......Great year.......loved a special 'Brown eyed Girl''....

Do you remember when..we used to sing?''Sha la sha la sha la te dah.....As we walked along the shore..down Skeggy way....

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it certainly wasn’t me Ben lol - I’m a blue eyed girl and I was already busy being a mum to my first baby in 1967…

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On 6/24/2021 at 3:19 PM, benjamin1945 said:

Joe did some good stuff......and he's almost local..........Sadly passed away aged 70 in America........

 

And don't forget the lovely Jennifer Warnes' contribution to the song.  She's one of my favourite singers.

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13 hours ago, Willow wilson said:

....And right back in the groove; a bit of Northern soul. 'Be young be foolish but be happy.'

 

I love the song, and I even love the way that the 'Northern' crowd love 'their' music..., but when you think about it 'Northern Soul' is a peculiar beast.  It's not a musical 'genre'.  It's just a collection of tunes which support the highly stylised dance moves which were the core of 'Northern'.

 

I was playing the Tams earlier hit. 'Hey Girl, Don't Bother Me', and 'Be Young..' etc.. years before I ever heard the term 'Northern Soul'  It seems to me that 'Northern' hoovered up everything from our playlists that fit into their BPM (Beats Per Minute) preferences... which is why they seem to have avoided a lot of the 1960s Stax/Atlantic stuff..which was often slower and funkier.

 

But whatever.  Here are a few tunes 'off the top of my head', from my time just prior to the flowering of 'Northern'.  The Northern lot eem to have snaffled some, but ignored others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cookin!!  :laugh:

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But today I have mostly been listening to Ray Charles.  Specifically his wonderful album 'Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music'.. in which he presented his own versions of country hits of the time.  Following on from his time with Atlantic records, where he recorded Jazz, Gospel, Blues, R&B etc.. this album set the tone for his 'breakout' from just being seen as a 'race' musician.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Sounds_in_Country_and_Western_Music

 

But in pure musical terms..and being a sentimental old fart..I love the use of soaring strings and choruses, which, alongside Ray's amazing voice and range, make these ballads so listenable.

 

I was priveleged to see Ray live on two occasions.

 

 

 

Night!!  :)

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Here's a curiosity...

 

UK folk group Prelude did this beautiful 'a capella' version of Neil Young's  'After the Goldrush' in Jan 1974. It charted at No. 21.  I bought the single and still have it somewhere.  But as far as I am concerned they got the lyrics wrong..singing 'in the nineteen seventeen' rather than Young's 'nineteen seventies'.

 

 

 

Here's Young's version from the album of the same title, which I also bought....and still have..

 

 

 

Prelude went through numerous personnel changes over the years but re-recorded the song in 1982, when it was a hit once more.  If I recall they got the lyrics right this time.. I can't find an upload of it, but found this 1984 live version.

 

'Trio'  (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt) also did a very nice version.

 

 

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Another early 70s album I still love is Paul Simon's solo effort 'There Goes Rhymin' Simon'.  Some lovely songs on it:

 

 

 

Lovely album.

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And finally, Willow (above) reminded me of the first Bach piece to really 'grab' me.back in school...

 

 

 

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Indeed. I have a few Paul Simon/S and G albums on vinyl. I also bought the S&G Box set CDs for Mrs Col. That has all their studio albums, plus assorted concerts etc.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Albums-Collection-Simon-Garfunkel/dp/B00N9LNNQA/ref=sr_1_2?crid=KBS33PCPLETB&dchild=1&keywords=simon+and+garfunkel+cd&qid=1625273271&s=music&sprefix=Simon+and+Garfunkel%2Caps%2C179&sr=1-2

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Bit of Van..

 

He can be crazy..difficult, obtuse and even pig ignorant..

 

But when he gets it right.. he has no equal.

 

 

 

 

Is that Georgie Fame on keyboards?

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