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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Eddie Muir » 25 Oct 2017, 23:10

It is indeed, Number 6. He wrote and recorded many great songs and was hugely influential in the world of rock ‘n’ roll music.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Domino » 25 Oct 2017, 23:21

Lys Gauty - À Paris dans Chaque Faubourg

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She was born Alice Bonnefoux Gauthier in Levallois-Perret, France, in 1900. She originally wanted to sing opera but became a music-hall and cabaret singer and began recording in 1927. She became very popular. In 1940, after a tour of South America, she returned to France, then occupied by the Germans. She was questioned by the Gestapo, as her husband was Jewish. Under duress, she agreed to perform in Germany for the duration of the War. Afterwards, she was condemned by the Resistance as a collaboratrice, and survived an assassination attempt. She died in 1994.
This song (which translates as "In Paris in Every Suburb") was featured in the 1933 film, "Quatorze Juillet", directed by René Clair.
Wal-Berg was the stage-name of Voldemar Rosenberg, who was the musical director of Polydor Records in France when this record was made.

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When I was above myself, I was a curious pair.
My lower feet still trod the ground; my uppers trod the air.
I said I must come down a peg, I know not where I stand.
So, reaching up, I pulled my leg and took myself in hand.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby number 6 » 28 Oct 2017, 12:19

Always the Sun... The Stranglers. 8)

Just secured the final concert tickets for their entire UK tour next March. I'll be off to every gig, which has been an ambition of mine for many a long year! :D

https://youtu.be/cYQTL-ws6p4
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby pete9012S » 28 Oct 2017, 13:31

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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby number 6 » 28 Oct 2017, 13:34

Not heard of her before, Pete. Great voice, though! :D
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Domino » 04 Nov 2017, 12:01

Marvin Rainwater - Whole Lotta Woman

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He was born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1925. His father was half Cherokee.
He originally trained as a classical pianist, but he lost part of his right thumb in a machinery accident, so was unable to continue. After a spell in the US Navy, he formed a country band and began writing songs. In 1957 he had a hit with "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird" (US No: 18). (This was covered in the UK by Petula Clark, but it wasn't a hit). In 1958 he started performing rockabilly and topped the UK charts with "Whole Lotta Woman". After a few follow-up records, he was diagnosed with throat cancer. He recovered from this eventually, but never regained his success. He died of heart failure in 2013.

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I said I must come down a peg, I know not where I stand.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby pete9012S » 07 Nov 2017, 18:51

" A kind heart always brings its own reward," said Mrs. Lee.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Lenoir » 09 Nov 2017, 18:04

One I haven't heard before, good one.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby John Pickup » 09 Nov 2017, 19:55

pete9012S wrote:Run with the Fox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZqRDCif7Ig


I haven't heard it before either. I didn't know about Yesyears although I have seen Yes in concert several times. Thanks for posting it, Pete. :D
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby pete9012S » 10 Nov 2017, 10:15

Gruff Rhys - Shark Ridden Waters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usGdERPWoPU

Love the lyrics and wordplay in this track.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Stephen » 10 Nov 2017, 17:55

'Nothing Can Divide Us' - Jason Donovan

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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby pete9012S » 10 Nov 2017, 20:39

Great song and avatar Stephen!

Hue & Cry - Looking For Linda

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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Stephen » 11 Nov 2017, 15:00

'A Boy From Nowhere' - Tom Jones

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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby Domino » 11 Nov 2017, 21:40

Hayden Thompson - Love My Baby

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He was born in Booneville, Mississippi, in 1938. He formed a band called the Southern Melody Boys, who had one record released by the small local Von Records. He then became vocalist with the Slim Rhodes Band for a time. In 1956 he cut a few sides for Sun Records, including this one, on which Jerry Lee Lewis (yet to record his own records) played piano. It wasn't released until September 1957. Sam Phillips did not promote the record and it flopped. Hayden later recorded for several other smaller labels, but none of his records were promoted. In 1975 he quit the music business and became a limousine driver. In 1984 he was persuaded to embark on a European tour. He was amazed to find that not only was he playing before large audiences but also that they knew his songs from rockabilly compilation albums which had been released.

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When I was above myself, I was a curious pair.
My lower feet still trod the ground; my uppers trod the air.
I said I must come down a peg, I know not where I stand.
So, reaching up, I pulled my leg and took myself in hand.
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Re: Last Song You Listened To

Postby pete9012S » 12 Nov 2017, 15:25

Enjoyed that.Thank you Dave.

Tony Bennett - "If I Ruled the World"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAv4JAfFauc
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