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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Eddie Muir » 19 Oct 2017, 21:17

Here is my favourite Beatles track, Anna (Go To Him) from their first album, Please Please Me from 1963. John Lennon is at his absolute best on lead vocals. Superb.

https://youtu.be/Jn76GwrA8pY
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby pete9012S » 19 Oct 2017, 21:48

Yes, I like that song Eddie and I love John singing 'Soldier Of Love' too.

The Beatles - Soldier of love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vaWNFBsrQ4
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby number 6 » 19 Oct 2017, 22:16

Not heard the track 'Anna' for a number of years, Eddie! Tis a great song & fab vocals. :D
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Eddie Muir » 19 Oct 2017, 22:35

I also love John singing Soldier of Love, Pete. :D

Yes, Anna is a great song with fab vocals, Number 6. It’s not Beatles original, but I much prefer the way they do it. :D

Both Soldier of Love and Anna ((Go To Him) were originally recorded by Arthur Alexander.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Eddie Muir » 21 Oct 2017, 08:32

Here is the original version of Anna (Go To Him) by Arthur Alexander from 1962:

https://youtu.be/2rHcvYa93sU

From Wikipedia’s entry on Arthur Alexander:

Arthur Alexander (10 May 1940 – 9 June 1993) was an American country songwriter and soul singer. Jason Ankeny, music critic for Allmusic, said Alexander was a "country-soul pioneer" and that, though largely unknown, "his music is the stuff of genius, a poignant and deeply intimate body of work on par with the best of his contemporaries." Alexander's songs were covered by such stars as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Otis Redding, Tina Turner, Bobby Vee, Brenda Lee and Jerry Lee Lewis. He died aged 53 following a heart attack.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Courtenay » 22 Oct 2017, 23:50

I was treated to this on Classic FM earlier today — Bogoroditse Devo (the Russian Orthodox "Hail Mary") from Rachmaninov's All-Night Vigil. Incredibly beautiful piece of music. I learned it (as a first alto) in a choir back in Melbourne, but I doubt we produced as heavenly a sound as this version from King's College. :D
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby number 6 » 23 Oct 2017, 00:11

Met up with an old friend for a coffee on Sunday afternoon. This was supposed to be a business meeting & a catch up after years of not seeing each other, but it was very hard going. She's a very nice lady & a lovely friend, but boy is she argumentative or what! If I say Black, She'll say White, etc. She never lets me get a word in edge ways & insists on me hearing her views...& yes, she's always right..even when she's wrong! :roll: Despite this, she's still a lovely lady. :D

I dedicate this song to her, which sums us up! The Beatles.. Hello, Goodbye!

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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Courtenay » 23 Oct 2017, 00:32

number 6 wrote:She's a very nice lady & a lovely friend, but boy is she argumentative or what! If I say Black, She'll say White, etc....


I guessed which song was coming even before I got to the end of your post, Number 6! :lol: :wink:
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby pete9012S » 23 Oct 2017, 00:42

Good song choice number 6 - here's a song an old friend sometimes sends me. A little friendlier perhaps...


JONI MITCHELL you turn me on i'm a radio
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby number 6 » 23 Oct 2017, 07:48

Blimey! I've not heard that particular Joni Mitchell song for a while, Pete! I used to hear it most days when I was working with one her biggest fans! :D
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby number 6 » 23 Oct 2017, 07:54

Courtenay wrote:
number 6 wrote:She's a very nice lady & a lovely friend, but boy is she argumentative or what! If I say Black, She'll say White, etc....


I guessed which song was coming even before I got to the end of your post, Number 6! :lol: :wink:


I knew someone would twig which song I was thinking of! Unfortunately, no prizes for guessing! :lol:
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Lucky Star » 25 Oct 2017, 17:05

The great Fats Domino has died aged 89. RIP Fats .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13411718

A great perfortmance from him from the 50s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbfMlk1PwGU
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Eddie Muir » 25 Oct 2017, 18:09

A superb performance from one of the true greats of rhythm and blues/rock ‘n’ roll music, John.

RIP Fats.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Eddie Muir » 25 Oct 2017, 18:13

Here’s another great recording by Fats Domino, My Girl Josephine, from 1960:

https://youtu.be/dxPNewCVGzY
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby number 6 » 25 Oct 2017, 23:07

A real shame, Eddie! Always sad to see such icons pass away. :cry:
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