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just booked to see The Kilkenys in

Live Summer Music Steam

from Matt the Millers  Bar Ireland

watching this 7 30

cost me 12 euros 50

well worth it if it is like there Christmas show.

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7 hours ago, DJ360 said:

Andy Fairweather - Low always looked to me as if he wondered what the hell he was doing there.

You've jogged my memory again, DJ. In the Attic box I've got his spider jiving.

I really must check that the discs haven't been damaged by this heat.

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9 hours ago, DJ360 said:

And for tonight's choice..  Amen Corner..  Andy Fairweather - Low always looked to me as if he wondered what the hell he was doing there.. but the girls went crazy for him and he went on well after the 1960s lunacy... Still performing I think...

 

What surprises me is that since Amen Corner finished, Andy F-L has spent most of his time as a guitarist playing in Eric Clapton's band, or Roger Waters' band, or Bill Wyman's. 

 

Obviously a hidden talent which he ignored when he was in Amen Corner.

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10 hours ago, DJ360 said:

the Move play live

I seem to remember that "Flowers in the Rain", great song, was the first record played on Radio One. Always liked Blackberry Way and Fire Brigade too.

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I'm going all retro topical tonight...Anybody remember this?

 

 

 

And I can't resist putting in Kyu Sakamoto's epic hit 'Sukiyaki'.

Please look at the comments on You Tube, especially the first one from JayFizzle..which tells a lovely story. Sadly Kyu left us.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Oztalgian said:

Good grief DJ360 I had totally forgotten about that one

 

But isn't that video just brilliant!?  Those kids are all trying so hard to be cool..

 

Also.. did we all notice what was a going on in the Chris Montez' 'Let's Dance' video.  That was classic American Bandstand.with some guy picking out couples and shoving them into shot to do 'their' dance.. for about 10 seconds, then unceremoniously replacing them with others.  Fab stuff..

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DJ360, Kyu Sakamoto sadly killed with 519 others when Japan Airlines flight 123 crashed into a mountain during a flight from Tokyo to Osaka. It remains the worlds deadliest single aircraft accident. Caused by a faulty repair of a rear pressure bulkhead on a Boeing 747 SR after a tail strike some seven years earlier.

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Indeed.  Not good.

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Just a couple more tonight.  Who would have thought.. in 1967 that this lot would go on to be so huge..?

 

 

And a couple more from their debut album 'Piper at the Gates of Dawn':

 

 

Fab days.... Man..... :cool:

 

P.S.  I decided to spare you..

'Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict'.. from Ummagumma... because I think it is a portent of things to come..when Floyd went from being pretentious fun...to being just plain pretentious. IMHO.. obviously...

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17 hours ago, Rob.L said:

If you haven’t already, catch up on Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets. He revisits some of those early Floyd tracks with a band including Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt.

 

https://www.thesaucerfulofsecrets.com

 

I shall try to do that.. though it has to be said that I rapidly lost interest in Floyd after 'Piper'.  I listened to most of Ummagumma, and I saw Floyd live in Doncaster about 1970/71..  I also have a copy of 'Relics'.. but nothing else. I think I must be one of the very few people who have never listened to 'Dark Side of the Moon' as a piece..and have only picked up odd tracks from incessant radio play.

 

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A school friend of mine had a copy of Dark Side of the Moon when it first came out. I have never been interested in pop music but she played the record one afternoon during the school holidays when we were at her house in Mapperley.  After a few minutes, I asked her to switch it off. Couldn't bear to listen to it. I found it too disturbing.  I had the same reaction to The Rite of Spring (Igor Stravinsky) when I first heard it.  Even now, there are certain sections I can't listen to. I'm not a Stravinsky fan, generally, but even he thought The Rite was strange and commented that he didn't write it but was 'merely the channel through which Le Sacre passed.'

 

 

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Can't beat a bit of ''Doot'n do doo'' 

Love how there's a song for nearly every girl's name....

Still see 'Angela' now and again in Bulwell.......still a looker..

''Doot'n doo do' 

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i don't even know if I heard this when it came out.  I was 7.. I also don't think it charted in the UK..

 

But it is perfect.

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I was seven too DJ360. Don't think i've ever heard the song and certainly not heard of The Penguins before.

I must admit that Doo-Wop is not one of the musical genres that I listen to often.

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If you were lucky enough to have a job and a few Pennies....the 20s would have been a great time to be around............

Loved the ladies styles of dress...loved the music but to have bumped into a Dorothy on the dance floor..would have been a bit special.........

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22 hours ago, Oztalgian said:

I was seven too DJ360. Don't think i've ever heard the song and certainly not heard of The Penguins before.

I must admit that Doo-Wop is not one of the musical genres that I listen to often.

 

Earth Angel was issued in the UK, on the London label, with the triangular centre and the Gold print..which I have never seen.  I can't find out how many copies were produced.. but it is one of the rarest UK singles in existence..especially in anything approaching mint condition.  See this auction in 2009 which raised £1800.

 

https://www.popsike.com/The-Penguins-7-Single-Earth-Angel-London-Record-Label/250499618907.html

 

It was copied by Canadian white group the Crew-Cuts, who also did a version of another early classic.  'Sh-Boom'.. by The Chords.

 

 

I do have a soft spot for Doo-Wop.. for a number of reasons. I like the best of it.. though the quality varies hugely, because it was largely an amateur 'street corner' type of music. 

 

I also like the 'rock family trees' aspect of it.  For example, Wilson Pickett and the brother of Four Tops lead Levi Stubbs, both featured in the Falcons..who did a song called 'So Fine'.

 

Harvey Fuqua was the nephew of Charlie Fuqua.. a member of the 1940s harmony group The Ink Spots.  Harvey went on to front 'Harvey and the Moonglows', who had a few hits including the seminal 1954 hit 'Sincerely'.  Later, Marvin Gaye joined the Moonglows in his pre-Motown days.

 

This para: from Harvey's Wiki entry tells more:

 

"Fuqua left the Moonglows when Leonard Chess suggested that he join Anna Records in Detroit.[1] At Anna Records, Fuqua began working with Anna Gordy, Billy Davis, Lamont Dozier and Johnny Bristol.[1] He also introduced Marvin Gaye to Anna's brother, Berry Gordy, and married their sister Gwen Gordy.[3] In 1961, he started his own labels, Tri-Phi Records and Harvey Records, whose acts included the Spinners, Junior Walker and Shorty Long.[1] However, tiring of running a small independent label, Fuqua welcomed the opportunity to work at Motown; he was hired to head the label's Artist Development department and also worked as a producer for the company.[1] Fuqua brought the Spinners and Johnny Bristol to Motown and co-produced several hits for Bristol.[1] He was also responsible for bringing Tammi Terrell to the label and for suggesting and producing her duets with Marvin Gaye, including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Your Precious Love". In 1962, with the Five Quails, Fuqua had a minor hit with "Been a Long Time". "

 

That sort of stuff fascinates me.  And of course Do-Wop was one of many influences which coalesced, along with blues, R&B, country etc.. etc.. to lead to pop and rock music as we later knew it.

And of course Doo-Wop itself developed into some very fine performances such as 'Since I Don't Have You' by the Skyliners, and 'I Only Have Eyes For You', by the Flamingos, who went on later to score a massive soul/dance hit with Boogaloo Party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I enjoyed that!!

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Not played much but this Roy Orbison song is a stunner . Written by Jeff Lynn.

However , after playing it , found I was whistling the tune to myself and it sort of morphed into Nessun Dorma ! Maybe it's the strings on this version that make it sound similar ?

 

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It's a great song David. I have it on the 'Mystery Girl' album.. (vinyl.. obviously..;)) but haven't heard the version with the RPO. Can't listen at present, but I will later.

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Bit quiet again....must be time for a ''Brown Eyed Girl''

 

Making love in the green grass''

 

Sha la la la la la la la Dee da Dee dah la dee dah...........

 

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