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GUEST,lynnfraker@p3.net 01 Jun 00 - 05:56 PM
GUEST,bigJ 01 Jun 00 - 06:13 PM
TheOldMole 01 Jun 00 - 06:16 PM
kendall 01 Jun 00 - 07:30 PM
Pene Azul 01 Jun 00 - 07:30 PM
Pene Azul 01 Jun 00 - 07:50 PM
kendall 01 Jun 00 - 08:27 PM
GUEST,Lynn 01 Jun 00 - 08:54 PM
GUEST,Gene 02 Jun 00 - 02:35 AM
kendall 30 Jan 01 - 08:26 PM
Sorcha 30 Jan 01 - 08:40 PM
MMario 30 Jan 01 - 08:43 PM
DonMeixner 30 Jan 01 - 09:17 PM
Sorcha 30 Jan 01 - 09:46 PM
kendall 31 Jan 01 - 07:13 AM
RoyH (Burl) 31 Jan 01 - 09:04 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 31 Jan 01 - 09:08 AM
kendall 31 Jan 01 - 09:24 AM
GUEST,Gene 31 Jan 01 - 10:48 AM
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Subject: Rodger Young
From: GUEST,lynnfraker@p3.net
Date: 01 Jun 00 - 05:56 PM

Help. I am looking for a recording of the song "Rodger Young." My father a WWII vet asked me to find it for him as a present last year and until I stumbled onto this site last night I couldn't even find the lyrics. Does any one have any suggestions?

Thanks!!!


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: GUEST,bigJ
Date: 01 Jun 00 - 06:13 PM

It appeared on a Burl Ives LP in 1953. (Brunswick LAT8048) and if no-one comes up with the words before me, I'll transcribe them in the next 24 hours.


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: TheOldMole
Date: 01 Jun 00 - 06:16 PM

Also by...the Robert Shaw Chorale?


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: kendall
Date: 01 Jun 00 - 07:30 PM

I could tell you a true story about that song that would curl your hair.


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: Pene Azul
Date: 01 Jun 00 - 07:30 PM

The lyrics are in the DigiTrad here (click).

PA


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: Pene Azul
Date: 01 Jun 00 - 07:50 PM

CD NOW has a CD of music by Frank Loesser that contains that song. Just go there and search for the song title. If you buy it there, be sure to go through cdnow.mudcat.org so The Mudcat gets its cut.

PA


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: kendall
Date: 01 Jun 00 - 08:27 PM

that should read..stood the man we HAIL tonight.


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: GUEST,Lynn
Date: 01 Jun 00 - 08:54 PM

Thanks to everyone. I've been to CDNow and ordered the Frank Loesser. Thanks for the help.


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 02 Jun 00 - 02:35 AM

Jim Reeves did the BEST VERSION I ever heard! BAR NONE!


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Subject: Rodger Young
From: kendall
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 08:26 PM

Who can give me any bio on Rodger Young? There is a song in the dt, but, no info on him. He was a soldier who was killed on New Georgia in WW2.


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: Sorcha
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 08:40 PM

Click for short bio.

And here's another.


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: MMario
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 08:43 PM

and if anyone has the tune? All I've been able to find is an illegible gif.


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: DonMeixner
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 09:17 PM

What neither of those bios said was Rodger "Fuzz" Young had vision so bad that even when corrected he was barely within the range of acceptable eye sight. His vision should have kept him out of the service altogether. I believe he memorized the eye chart by repeating what the boots in front of him said when they were tested. When he attacked the gun emplacement mentioned in the bios he did it with hand grenades. Advancing after each throw until he was inrange and then hitting the gun.

Years back there was a friday night TV show that was called American Heritage and it biographed people and events that made American history the wonder that it is. One of the stories I recall was Rodger Young , the other was about the Hunnley.

I believe the song was recorded by Tex Ritter and Merv Griffin of all people. Don


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: Sorcha
Date: 30 Jan 01 - 09:46 PM

Rodger Young (1918-1943) was a little guy. And, after an accident, he didn't see or hear so well, either. But he was, as they say, all heart. He wasn't the best player on his teams in his high school, but he was the one who tried the hardest. And when World War II began and it was time for Rodger Young to go into battle.... Rick Sowash tells the story in Chapter 18 of Ripsnorting Whoppers: 23 True Tales of Courage and Character (Bowling Green, Ohio: Gabriel's Horn Publishing Co., 1998).

from: http://www.ourheroes.com/Heroes/young.htm

(There is a little more stuff there that I didn't copy)


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: kendall
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 07:13 AM

Thats great! thanks all! Now, I'll tell you a true story. Back during the great war, I heard this song being sung, and, learned it by association. It was one of those songs that peak quickly, then, die out suddenly. Many rears later, I was stationed aboard the USCGC Coos Bay here in Maine. One of my shipmates was from Willard Ohio, and, after I got out of the service, my wife and I went to visit Bob and his wife. Bob was working, so, I had nothing to do. I went out on the back porch with my guitar, and did a few songs to myself. Suddenly, Rodger Young came to mind. I hadn't thought of that one in years, but it crossed my mind, and I started singing it. Across the driveway, I noticed an older couple who came out on their porch, stood listening, and then went back into their house. Later, I mentioned it to Bobs wife, and she told me that Rodger Young was born and raised just a few miles west of where we were. What are the chances of something like that happening?


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 09:04 AM

Burl Ives sings 'Rodger Young' on his 'Coronation Concert' album. In his introduction he mentioned that Frank Loesser wrote the song.


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 09:08 AM

Great stories, Kendall (and you're mates with Ramblin'Jack as well- I hate you!)>I bet you were there to hear the Gettysburg Address as well.
RtS (a "bit" younger and just jealous!)


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: kendall
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 09:24 AM

All you have to do is keep breathing..you'll get there too! I've been very lucky in meting some great people.


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 31 Jan 01 - 10:48 AM

The version of Rodger Young by Jim Reeves
is the best one that I have ever heard.


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Subject: RE: Help: Rodger Young
From: GUEST,Switch
Date: 07 Nov 10 - 06:30 PM

Burl Ives did the best recording of Rodger Young. Jim Reeves version was to slow and draggy


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