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Songs from Our Teens

Jasper 30 Jul 99 - 11:10 AM
Bert 30 Jul 99 - 11:19 AM
Winters Wages 30 Jul 99 - 11:21 AM
Bert 30 Jul 99 - 11:24 AM
katlaughing 30 Jul 99 - 11:26 AM
Bert 30 Jul 99 - 11:31 AM
Jasper 30 Jul 99 - 11:33 AM
Roger the zimmer 30 Jul 99 - 11:38 AM
Allan C. 30 Jul 99 - 11:41 AM
Angus McSweeney 30 Jul 99 - 11:50 AM
Frank Howe 30 Jul 99 - 12:05 PM
Mudjack 30 Jul 99 - 12:33 PM
DougR 30 Jul 99 - 12:35 PM
katlaughing 30 Jul 99 - 12:45 PM
Matthew B. 30 Jul 99 - 01:16 PM
Hummybird 30 Jul 99 - 01:21 PM
Angus McSweeney 30 Jul 99 - 01:36 PM
katlaughing 30 Jul 99 - 01:51 PM
Bert 30 Jul 99 - 01:53 PM
Mark Clark 30 Jul 99 - 01:53 PM
Jasper 30 Jul 99 - 02:04 PM
campfire 30 Jul 99 - 02:15 PM
Hummybird 30 Jul 99 - 02:18 PM
Hasek 30 Jul 99 - 03:07 PM
DougR 30 Jul 99 - 04:47 PM
katlaughing 30 Jul 99 - 05:03 PM
Llanfair 30 Jul 99 - 05:30 PM
WyoWoman 30 Jul 99 - 05:33 PM
Celtic-End Singer 30 Jul 99 - 08:17 PM
Cap't Bob 30 Jul 99 - 08:56 PM
MAG (inactive) 30 Jul 99 - 09:39 PM
Pete Peterson 30 Jul 99 - 10:00 PM
Big Mick 30 Jul 99 - 10:03 PM
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Subject: Songs from Our Teens
From: Jasper
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 11:10 AM

I'm wondering if anyone else has songs from their teenage years that, upon hearing, instantly take you back to that time and place.

For me its anything by Bob Seger (wore that 8 track out) and Wayward Son by Kansas....

Anyone else?


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Bert
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 11:19 AM

I may have mentioned this before.

The good news - I found the sheet music for a song I remember from my teens. (actually "Seven Lonely Days")

The bad news - I found it in an antique store!

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Winters Wages
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 11:21 AM

For me it was "Endless Sleep" by Jody Reynolds...We had a friend in high school that met an untimely end swimming in the bay...I always think about them when Im out sailing on the bay...That song was popular then...I guess that dates me...My secretaries do not know who Ricky Nelson was...Now thats old. W Wages


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Bert
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 11:24 AM

W Wages, I remember that one. I like it but no one seems to sing it anymore.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 11:26 AM

Red Rubber Ball
Where Were You When I Needed You
Lonely Bull
Turn Turn Turn
Lay LAdy Lay
that one that says, "Wooooweee, we're gonna fly, down into the easy chair"
Anything by Bob Dylan, John Denver, most of the Beatles


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Bert
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 11:31 AM

Kat! you're making me feel OLD

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Jasper
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 11:33 AM

When I hear Kansas' Wayward Son I am instantly transported to my friends lime green 1973 Chevy Vega (3 speed manual transmission, non functioning windows, ankle deep in his cigarette ash). With a strong following breeze it could reach 50 miles per hour in top gear.

The 8 track dangled from the bottom of the dash like the dead ash hanging from the cigarette in a passed out drunk's lips. How non smokers ever used 8 tracks is completely beyond me. You always needed a pack of matches to wedge under the tape to make it play properly.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 11:38 AM

Bert, you shouldn't encourage the likes of me to reminisce!
Suffice it to say that as far as my first love, jazz, is concerned, my teens coincided with the "trad" boom so I realised white British people could play jazz as well as* the Americans I'd heard and admired. Too many tunes, but Monty Sunshine's "Hushabye" which was used as the theme song to a creepy wireless mystery serial will always remind me of those years. As far as popular music goes, I always (too frequently, at too great a length, and too loudly, when a drink taken, according to my long-suffering spouse)maintain 1957 was the zenith, and still listen to the Jerry Lee, Chuck Berry, early Elvis etc with affection. As far as "folkish" material goes, from that era, it would be dear old Lonnie Donegan, yes, Rock Island Line, and Nancy Whisky's Freight Train.
[*as well as in the sense of "too", not as good as -being pedantic old fart again].
Ah, well it's POETS day: Piss Off Early Tomorrow's Saturday.
Off to see "Blues Brother/Soul Sister" at Windsor (Berks, not Ontario!), we both like the Blues and she'as a '60s person (as I'm a '50's one) so the Soul section will remind her of when we met (I hope!)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Allan C.
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 11:41 AM

LOTS OF 'EM!!! I mean, they ALL transport me to specific places and times. I only need to hear the voice of Fontella Bass for a split second and I am suddenly sitting in my '62 Corvair at a traffic light in Annandale, Virginia with a carload of friends and we are all gritting our teeth, waiting for the light to change so we can make it to the high school in time for our first classes.

"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" transports me to Dallas, Texas in the summer of 1962.

Or if I were to hear the old instrumental, "Rinky Dink", I would be at a burger stand in Piedmont, California.

Or even back further, Carol King's "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" puts me at my very first teen party.

Ricky Nelson's "Waiting In School" puts me in the lunchroom at an elementary school in Falls Church, VA.

You want more??


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Angus McSweeney
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 11:50 AM

Hey Katlaughing, that easy chair is in "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere". One of my most memorable song moments was camping with my family and several others in 1965 (or so). I was a rebellious teen at the time and not responding to my parents earnest requests for me to sing a song at the campfire (makes me wonder why a brought my guitar, with that attitude...ah, to be fifteen again!) Finally, I pulled out the guitar and played, through clenched teeth (hard to sing that way) "The Times, They Are A-Changin'". My folks had never heard me sing THOSE songs before and no one requested another. Jeez, why do I share this? I look back at myself now and think "What an idiot". Some things about growing up are definitely for the best. Luckily, I had many years to make up for that jab at my parents, and when they each parted this world we were amazingly good friends!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Frank Howe
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 12:05 PM

There's jst too many to draw upon but, if I were to pick from the litter - The Rascals "Good Lovin'" whenever I hear that song I AM A RASCAL!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Mudjack
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 12:33 PM

Junior High School at the after school hang out I got my first sample of Little Richard on a jukebox blasting out Long Tall Sally. By High School The Kingston Trio had hit the pop scene and I have been forever hooked on the likes of folk music. I graduated to Limeliters, Ian & Sylvia and tracing backwards to searh the roots of what all the sixties people were singing about. The discovery of Blues, blurgrass Dylan, Seeger,Baez, John Stewart. The down side to my affliction to "FOLK" is the great music eras I missed. The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and that list goes on. I have to admit for many years I wore my Folkblinders.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: DougR
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 12:35 PM

Kat: You're making me feel ancient!

Any of the WW2 songs. "You'll Never Know," "Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside," "The Gypsy," "To Each His Own," lots of them!

DougR

P.S. I guess the reason I feel ancient, is I am in this crowd?


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 12:45 PM

Sheesh, you guys! I was the last of five.....so I remember all of the ones you guys love, too, it's just those ones were what meant a lot to me, most of them the summer I was thirteen, 1966. There are a lot more from then on through the early seventies, gawd, my ex used to wake us up to the Doors every freakin' morning! I was trying to stick strickly to my teens and look where it gets me?!! Feeling pretty young and frisky & loving every minute of it!

"Keep 'em coming guys.....ya know I've always found older men more sexy...more knowledgable....etc., etc,", she said with a come hither smile, while idly playing with her long red tresses, while her creamy white bosom heaves and swells with every bated breath, large green eyes smouldering with bridled passion!" (Takeing a tip from the FS for Dummies thread!)

katlaughing!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Matthew B.
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 01:16 PM

In my early teens, it was Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles Beatles.

Then it was mainly Lead Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and a lot of other stuff I can barely endure now.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Hummybird
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 01:21 PM

Kat: Interesting you should mention Red Rubber Ball. I was in high school. One summer day in '66 (67?), two friends and I went to Central Park, NY. We rented a rowboat at the lake. A group of guys walked up to us and asked if they could borrow it. They happened to be The Cyrkle and they were having some filming being done and a boat sequence seemed like a good idea. So we let them use it. They thanked us and said they'd send us autographed photos (which they never did). However, we got a better reward. On the tv show "Where the Action Is" they did a video of them singing Red Rubber Ball which featured scenes of Central Park. My friends and I were captured on it in the background. So we ended up appearing on tv for about 5 seconds, which was quite a thrill for us at that time. Actually, 5 seconds on tv is a lot more than most get to be on tv! Take care.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Angus McSweeney
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 01:36 PM

I wondered who those folks in the background were!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 01:51 PM

Too KOOOOOLLLL, Hummybird!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Bert
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 01:53 PM

Roger,

and Tommy Steele - Butterfingers

and Adam Faith - how much is that doggy in the window

and Cliff Richard - Where Of Where can my true love be

and Ruby Murray Softly, Softly

And remember Jack Jackson and his record roundabout and Radio Luxemburg and.... and.... and...

Bert


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Mark Clark
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 01:53 PM

Jasper,

You wore out the eight track tape? That's too bad. When I was a teenager eight track tapes hadn't been invented, neither had casettes. But we had drive-in movies that were open year round and in the cold Iowa winters, we didn't *need* the in-car heaters.

The radio would be playing "Heartbreak Hotel" or maybe even Johnny Rae's "Cry."

- Mark


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Jasper
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 02:04 PM

Mark,

Yep by the time I hit the formative years of my youth, cutting edge technology was the 8 track tape - a great idea - poorly executed.

I saw an ad in an old magazine one time for (now get this) an in car 45 rpm record player. I keep the weight on the LP player on the old HI-FI at about 1 - 1.25 grams. I think in order to play a 45 rpm record in a car you'd need a couple of kilos on the stylus....tailings like those off of a lathe must have peeled off the vinyl when you played this contraption....you have one of these players old timer? grin


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: campfire
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 02:15 PM

For me its "Angie" - Rolling Stones. Reminds me of driving around school at lunchtime in my then-boyfriends Pontiac Catalina.

campfire


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Hummybird
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 02:18 PM

Jasper, Those car record players came out just before the 8-tracks because in 1968 my husband actually had one in his convertible. Surprisingly it only skipped when you hit a big pothole or bump. And Mark is right-on about not needing the in-car heaters in the drive-ins. Sometimes, we didn't even need the drive-ins!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Hasek
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 03:07 PM

The following :

Some day Soon...............Ian Tyson

Pretty Woman...............Roy Orbison

I fought the Law...........and the law won.

Satifaction


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: DougR
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 04:47 PM

Kat:

Pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, pant, etc. etc. etc.

DougR (An older man)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 05:03 PM

Oooooo, DougR.....hot out there on the desert, eh? Oh...speak up? I said, "HOT OUT THERE ON THE DESERT, HUH?!!"

All that panting is gonna make you sweaty and I said I find older men sexy, not sweaty!**Big Grin**

katlaughingteasingly


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Llanfair
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 05:30 PM

It never ceases to amaze me that you people over the Atlantic spent theis teenage years swanning around in Cars. No-one at my school had a car except the teachers. Nor did we have the drive-in movies. Most of my courting (and I was a late starter) was done in a double-decker bus."The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" was the song played most at my first dance. Then the Beatles. Never looked back!!! Oh, Katlaughing, I go for the younger man, myself, you know, fortyish, receding hairline, grateful for the attention!!!! Hwyl, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: WyoWoman
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 05:33 PM

"Wild Thaing" -- I instantly want to do out and do something completely forbidden.

WW


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Celtic-End Singer
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 08:17 PM

For me it was "(What's The Story?) Morning Glory" by Oasis. I was deeply in love with my first girlfriend and missing her terribly. She bought me the album of the same name and I played it continuously on a long, long train ride to London from Glasgow. I really missed her. I always think of her when I hear it and that strangely enjoyable agony of missing your love when you have to go away for a long time.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 08:56 PM

When I was a teenager, gulp ~ the late 40's ~ I was into dixeyland music. Any thing by Louie Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Martin, Jack Teegarden etc., etc. When I was in the Navy (still a teenager) I can still remember walking down the PIKE in Long Beach, Calif. listening to the loud speakers playing "Wheel of Fortune",and "Throw Mamma from the Train, a Kiss".


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 09:39 PM

High School? Kat's whole list, plus:

R&B version of Blue Moon, at the Y dances

Little Stevie Wonder at the summertime firehouse dances

"Meet the Beatles" at a slumber party when I was ... 14

anything my Tri Hi Y club sang; we creamed 'em at the annual glee club contest. (I mean, we were GOOD)

Janis Joplin, listened to late at night on the family stereo, when I would creep out of my room and tune in to the Philly rock station

"Damn foolish world' at church youth group campouts; largely unbeknownst to the adults, us closet malcontent freaks had taken it over -- us'ns who had compulsory attendance. they foolishly let us pick out own hymnal and we picked a Baptist one, and roared 'em out tongue firmly in cheek.

The original "Old Time Religion" played in same youth group for us by a hip youth minister (read: slave labor theology student in for the weekend) who invited comment. (same one who introduced us to Bill Cosby's "Noah" routine -- back when Bill was funny)

enough! argh!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Pete Peterson
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 10:00 PM

I have this theory that for everybody, the Golden Age of rock and roll is from the summer they were thirteen, plus or minus a year. For me, therefore, it is the summer of 1957 and my parents agreeing to take a cottage for THREE WHOLE WEEKS down at the Jersey shore and hearing on a heavy portable radio (transistor radios were just coming in) such wonders as Come Go With Me-- the Del-Vikings early Elvis esp. Don't be Cruel Buddy Holly and Peggy Sue and Everly Brothers singing Dream and Bye Bye Love

when my youngest daughter wanted to start playing guitar we wracked our brains for some time trying to find songs in common and finally fell back on many of the above songs which she calls "oldies rock." OLDIES?


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Big Mick
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 10:03 PM

Oh Lord, but there are a bunch.I remember when I first heard Bluebird by Buffalo Springfield. And For What Its Worth. And Broken Arrow. I became an folkie on the back of the early folk rock movement. And Buffalo Springfield was my favorite band. I wore out two copies of the Retrospective album. The dual leads and the harmonies knocked me out then and they still do. Kind Woman, Mr. Soul, Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing. I remember me and Rosie McGinnis sitting and listening to that music.

The Byrds and Poco were others that I dearly loved. I also loved other types of music. In my early teens I loved the Buckinghams. Later I really enjoyed Blood, Sweat and Tears, and Cream............Shit, I am rambling, but my mind is just free associating a lot of great musical memories and influences.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Jul 99 - 10:23 PM

It's okay, Mick, ramble on.....MAG, I forgot Little Red Riding Hood and when I was concert mistress in the jr. high orchestra, I was lead in a string quartet. we played Blue Moon, for a businessmen's organisation's luncheon. Got out of school and everything! I d forgotten all about it until reading your post.

Mick, Buffalo Springfield and Cream, YES!! Crossroads, Inagodadavida.....Mellow Yellow, other Donovan...Rocky Raccoon.. hell the whole White Album; you & me, the edge of destruction and Dusty singing End of the World!

Pete, I think you're right. What is it about being 13...my parents decided that yr. to run an old Victorian rundown hotel and restaurant in what is now a posh area of Colorado, near Crested Butte. We were all supposed to help out. The whole summer was one magical time and place for me, esp. since we had a juke box right there! Even got to buy some of the 45's from it at the end of the summer. Still have them, Red Rubber Ball, etc. the 1910 Fruitgum Company.

My very first rock 45 was given to me that yr. by a guy who was brave enough, at 13 it took some guts, to ask me to go to a James Bond movie. He gave me I Want to Hold Your Hand and, at that time, I couldn't stand the Beatles!

This is a fun thread. Thanks!

kat


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Art Thieme
Date: 31 Jul 99 - 12:16 AM

"Roll Your Leg Over The Man In The Moon" sung by me & my date on prom night --1959

"Howl" sung by Alan Ginsberg

"It's All In The Game" sung by Tommy Edwards

"Suzanna's A Funny Old Man" sung by ?

"Mattie Groves" sung by Bob Gibson

Art


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: j0_77
Date: 31 Jul 99 - 12:40 AM

oh dear - I have nearly forgotten all that stuff - but my all time favorite of those years has to be Buck Owens Tiger Song - later Tom Jones any thing by Tom - I still like his singing :) BTW I thought the Beatles were a bunch of upper class twits still do :) Rock n Roll had to be the Stones fer me - folkies Dubliners, Woody G, Dylan ... Leadbelly etc ---


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Alice
Date: 31 Jul 99 - 01:31 AM

dare I say this... Herb Alpert's husky whispering of "This Guy's In Love". I think my mom was really worried that I kept playing just that cut on the album over, and over


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: alison
Date: 31 Jul 99 - 02:33 AM

Oh well,

time to make you all feel REALLY old......

Forever Autumn - Justin Hayward,
Call me -Blondie
Cruel Summer - Bananarama
No more heroes - The Stranglers

didn't say they were all good...... but they take me back to my teens, and memories of warm summers with friends... **grin**

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 31 Jul 99 - 03:39 AM

Oh, yes, I remember it well..."Blue Gardenia" sung by Nat King Cole, a couple of songs from the musical version of Charlie's Aunt, Where's Charlie?: "Once in Love with Amy" and "My Darling." "Wild Goose" sung by Frankie Laine. "That Old Black Magic" and "Just One of Those Things" and "Embraceable You" and "Linda" and "Golden Earrings" and "Beautiful, Beautiful Brown Eyes" and "I've Got You Under My Skin" and... --seed


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Peter T.
Date: 31 Jul 99 - 11:07 AM

I have been in my teens so many times, I wouldn't know when to start. Anytime you hear a good summer song -- there you are!! (One summer at random - Katrina and the Waves -- Walking on Sunshine!)
(Another summer at random -- Bonny Tyler -- Total Eclipse of the Heart!)
(Another summer at random -- Iris DeMent, Wasteland of the Free)
(Another summer -- Jerry Rafferty -- Baker Street!)
(Another summer -- Manfred Mann's version of "Blinded By The Light")
(Another summer -- The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance!)
(Another summer -- Leopard Skin PillBox Hat!) (Another summer -- Sloop John B.) another summer, and so on -- Smells Like Teen Spirit!!!
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: bob schwarer
Date: 31 Jul 99 - 12:39 PM

Most anything by Hank Williams,Hank Snow, or Lefty transports me to whatever Army camp I was in 1951-1953, kicking up dust on the dirt streets. Slightly overteen, but what the h.

Bob S.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 31 Jul 99 - 07:09 PM

Oh, gawd yes, Bob: "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Cold, Cold Heart," "Jambolaya," "Honkey Tonkin'"--how could I have forgotten Hank? I didn't get exposed to Hank Snow or Lefty Frizzel until I was in the Air Force in my early 20's--they didn't make the crossover into pop much. Of course Hank Williams' songs were usually sung by pop artists when they broke the barrier.--seed


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: bbelle
Date: 31 Jul 99 - 08:04 PM

Kat ... "End of the World" was Skeeter Davis.

Timi Yuro's "Hurt" Santo & Johnny's "Sleep" "Lonely Bull" Everly Brothers' "Let It Be Me" "Dream" "Cathy's Clown" "A Thousand Stars In The Sky" "Corinna, Corinna" Anything by Gene Pitney Beatles' "White" Album Cream's "Crossroads" "Strange Brew" Anything by Dusty Springfield Anything by B.B. King and the list kind of goes on ....

My all time favorite slow-dance songs are "Sleep" by Santo and Johnny and "Last Date"

moonchild


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Jul 99 - 09:55 PM

Thanks, Moonchild. I think I knew that....once upon a time:-)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Pete Curry
Date: 31 Jul 99 - 10:35 PM

Regarding "Red Rubber Ball": One of the members of The Cyrkle was Al Dana. Prior to The Cyrkle he was one-half of the folk duo Brown & Dana (recorded one LP, "It Was A Very Good Year," on MGM). He's still involved in the music and recording business in NYC. His ex-partner, Garrett Brown, went on to win an Academy Award for inventing the Stedicam.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Doctor John
Date: 01 Aug 99 - 12:53 PM

Every time I hear Gene Vincent's "Be Bopa A Lula She's My Baby" on Radio Two with all it's echoing, hiccoughing, heavy breathing, damn near having a fit plus the banal lyrics, it's takes me back to my teens and makes me think I'm glad I'm not there anymore and pretending I like that kind of rubbish. Even if Franny's on, Joe! But I suppose it did drive me away from pop and make me look for something else: Lead Belly, Woody, Seegers, Elliot and Adams etc via Lonnie Donegan. Before that: Uncle Mac. Does anyone remember Uncle Mac, a wonderful guy. He plays lots of folk and folkoid songs and singers on his programmes. Dr John


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: LEJ
Date: 01 Aug 99 - 03:17 PM


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Aug 99 - 03:32 PM

First time I've ever seen LeeJ speechless!


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: LEJ
Date: 01 Aug 99 - 04:12 PM

Who said The Beatles were upper-class twits? My wife, who is English and is an expert at class distinctions, says that the Fab Four were pretty much working class blokes, while Mick Jagger was quite well educated and spoke with the Upper Middle class accent.

Anyway, there are many songs that act as time machines for me. I can still hear Green Fields by the Brothers Four coming from a radio in a motel room in San Francisco, ca 1957, where I stayed with Mom and Dad on a vacation. One cold night in November 1966 after a High School Football game , some friends and I jumped into my pal Lanny McCoy's Galaxy and the radio came on playing Good Vibrations , the first time I ever heard it.

I took a full-time job working until midnight at the Post Office in Louisville in 1968, and the local AM station had "underground" music from 12 til 1 am. I first heard many "acid-rock" anthems on my lonely drive home through the deserted streets. Memorable among these were Mechanical World by Spirit, Time by the Chambers Brothers, and Led Zeppelin's Dazed and Confused .

Mick, I'm with you on the early Buffalo Springfield. My favorite was Expecting to Fly .

My brother-in-law loved CSNY and had to be the first to get Deja Vu on eight-track. I remember lying on a blanket with my then girlfriend Patty, hot summer day looking out over the lake, and the first strains of Carry On wafting through the cannabis mist.

I had an eight-track in my Volkswagen Convertible which I cleverly mounted under the passenger seat, in order to deter thieves. I found that reaching down there between my date's legs to change tapes was a real ice-breaker.

LEJ


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: LEJ
Date: 01 Aug 99 - 05:12 PM

Kat, that other post was a mind burp... scuse me.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Craig
Date: 01 Aug 99 - 08:29 PM

An AM station here in Southern Cal. would sign off with an obscure instrumental called Samoa by a guy named Dick Podolor. I keep a cracked copy of it. It was the last thing I would hear before falling off to sleep every night.
Also "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb". I always get flashbacks to watching "77 Sunset Strip" although I wasn't quite a teenager then.
Ray Charles "You Don't Know Me".

Craig


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: John Hindsill
Date: 01 Aug 99 - 10:32 PM

I get back from a long weekend away 'ol pentium and see what songs you remember as teens; some of your lists make me feel downright old! But the song choices are great...I just remember being out of college or even married by the time some of them were popular. A few I liked as a teen:
Sixteen Tons
Crazy Man Crazy
Crying in the Chapel, and the song of all songs
Sh Boom, as performed by the Chords on Cat records

John


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: KickyC
Date: 01 Aug 99 - 11:29 PM

Herman's Hermits! Henry the 8th, their version of "End of the World", Leaning on the Lampost, Sillouhetts (can't spell after 9:00 p.m.) Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter... Peter Noon was appeared at our local summer festival a few years ago. We had just returned from vacation and I almost didn't go, then realized what I would have given to have seen him when I was 15. What a fun night! Everyone was singing along to all those fun songs we all knew. It was so much fun!

KickyC


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Allan C.
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 07:59 AM

Since we are talking about all of this old music, I thought it might be nice to point out a couple or three good sites for listening to some of the great old popular songs and tunes from various eras. So here are some places I think are worth visiting. Marybeth's has two sections dedicated to instrumentals. I started to post many of the songs from there but thought you might just want to ferret them out yourselves. I always drift off into my dream world every time I visit there.

Oh, and just in case my HTML skills are a little lacking, I included the URL's beneath each attempt!

Marybeth's Memorable Melodies

http://www.rockinwoman.com/


Music From Much Earlier

http://parlorsongs.com/catalog.html


Ragtime and More

http://members.tripod.com/~perfessorbill/pbmidi.htm


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: black walnut
Date: 02 Aug 99 - 08:37 AM

hey jude.

(grade 10)

~deborah


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Craig
Date: 03 Aug 99 - 02:25 AM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
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Date: 03 Aug 99 - 08:02 PM

"Louie, Louie" takes me back to Lloyd's Roller Rink skating hand in hand with Linda Dixon, who had long, black wavy hair, dark eyes and creamy white skin. Round and round we'd go, all night long, just skating, talking, laughing. Damn, she was fun. Things were a lot simpler then.

Nostalgically, Neil (with a "Thanks For The Memories" nod to Linda)


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Dave'sWife
Date: 21 Jul 07 - 08:05 AM

Hi everyone - sorry to be AWOL for so long - life kinda kept me away from the keyboard. Anyhoo - I was up with insomnia and had cable tv on and what song do you think was being played over and over again in a remake of Girls In Prison for Showtime?

Answer: Endless Sleep !

What surprised me was that they let the actress playing the fole of the ficticious writer of Endless Sleep sing it and she did very well. It was Missy Crider. Over the credits they had a less stellar version playing by Concrete Blonde.

I hadn't heard that song since my teens when I weas obsessed with early Rock N Roll death songs like Tell Laura I Love Her, Teen Angel etc., etc. Endless Sleep is probably the best of that lot because it is A. the most haunting and B. has a happy ending. Having been born in 1964, I never heard the origin al until I tracked it down on iTunes - there are a couple of versions by Jody Reynolds so be sure to skip the one from the K-Tel collection since it's a later remake by the same singer. I was just bummed that I couldn't find Missy Crider's version because she did a very credible little rockabilly-gal rendition with a well-placed hiccup in the last chorus.


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: Greg B
Date: 21 Jul 07 - 12:16 PM

Elton John 'Friends'
Cat Stevens 'Father and Son' and 'On the Road to Find Out'
Youngbloods 'Get Together'
Deep Purple 'Smoke on the Water'
Synyrd 'Free Bird' (long version)
Pink Floyd 'Dark Side of the Moon' (the whole album)
Jethro Tull 'Aqualung'


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Subject: RE: Songs from Our Teens
From: GUEST,Jaze
Date: 21 Jul 07 - 01:05 PM

What? No Motown?? Motown music was a big part of my early teen years. So many great artists and unforgettable songs.


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