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Old 12-01-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default Forgotten Songs.

I thought I'd start a thread to psot sonng that have mostly been either forgotten old in some cases weren't big hits in the first place.

First song many are familiar with byt The Carpenters but this is one of a few versions of it that were recorded in the 60's.



This next piece I first heard in an old Sesame Street cartoon


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Old 12-02-2010, 11:17 AM   #2
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OK Count me in
Here is a ditty that was a huge "hot" (hit even!!) in the UK by a pioneering comedy group that inspired much of the great humoUr that followed it especially Monty Python. Rowan and Martin's Laugh In. You name it the Goons were their inspiration. Here is a classic Goon recording in an apparently rare video version,It was closely followed by the topical I'm Walking Backwards to Christmas
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Old 12-04-2010, 05:57 PM   #3
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Don't know anything on this artist I've only heard this song on the interent.



Probably you know Carl from his 1974 hit "Kung Fu Fighting" but he was around long before that.

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Old 12-05-2010, 11:46 AM   #4
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Jud Strunk was born in a town about 30 minutes away from me. He had one minor hit back in the 1970's (Daisy a day) and he died in a plane crash in 1981.

This forgotten (but unforgettable) ditty is one of his best performances.

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Old 12-06-2010, 11:54 AM   #5
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Don't know anything on this artist I've only heard this song on the interent.

I really don't understand why you would want to admit that Mr Touhy
Like anything else if you don't know you can always ask Mr Google to see what he can find on the interent or elsewhere come to that !!
Doing so myself led me to her "wiki" @
http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeline_Bell
where I read that she was born in Newark NJ, a hefty stone's throw from where I now am but she ended up in the UK with a musical. Also in the wiki was something that confirmed what I thought
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She worked as a session singer, most notably backing for Dusty Springfield (a.k.a.,Rusty Springbox)....
(she was one of I think three young sweet voiced chanteuses who provided backing vocals for scores of "hot" hit records; another was one of my favourites Lesley Duncan who sadly passed away last year)
...Madeline then joined contemporary pop combo Blue Mink, with whom she had a number of Top 20 hits with Philip Records in the UK, including "Melting Pot",
Great hearing that again after many years thank you for the reminder Touhy
"turn out coffee coloured people by the score"
Now there is a profound thought!!

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Old 12-06-2010, 06:52 PM   #6
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Posted this probably a year ago more but thought it be nice repeating this again.


Ray Steven's while known for his goofy songs did have some rather serious songs.

Like this one.


One of the members of this obscure group is Chuck Woolery


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Old 12-07-2010, 04:40 PM   #7
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Thought it would be great to add a couple od Folk releated stuff to this thread.

2 from Jim & Jean.




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Old 12-08-2010, 04:39 PM   #8
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Thought it would be great to hear a summer song in the cold winter time.



Altough it says New Mexico I've heard West Texas elsewhere.

Sunset Love I've read recorded a few songs whicg didn't get released when first recorded though were released on some box set called "History of Texas Garage Bands."


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Sounds a bit like Monday-Monday.
Don't know if this is the photo of them recording the song or not.


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Old 12-17-2010, 09:20 AM   #11
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Harry the Hipster - 1944 - some very cool videos on the right of the
page...including "Who Put The Benzadrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine" !

"The first man on earth to play rock and roll was Harry The Hipster Gibson. This rock video was filmed in April 1944, a decade before rock and roll became official with Elvis, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard. Rock on Harry, we love you man."

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Old 12-17-2010, 09:20 AM   #12
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Harry the Hipster - 1944 - some very cool videos on the right of the
page...including "Who Put The Benzadrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine" !

"The first man on earth to play rock and roll was Harry The Hipster Gibson. This rock video was filmed in April 1944, a decade before rock and roll became official with Elvis, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard. Rock on Harry, we love you man."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg6ZS...eature=related
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:06 PM   #13
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And all these years I thought it was this song.



Anyway:

Here one by Nini Tempo & April Stevens.

Besides "Deep Purple" they did record other songs like this one.




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Old 12-19-2010, 02:55 PM   #14
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Interesting how so many artists follow up singles sounded alike.


Don't know if this is Curtis' first solo release but probbaly was.



Any of you Canadians recall The Bossmen?



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Old 12-20-2010, 11:40 AM   #15
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Hank Snow, Left us on this day (Dec. 20) in 1999: Canadian-born (May 19, 1914)country music legend Hank Snow who, during a 30-year stretch, logged over 70 country-charting singles, including at least 7 that reached #1, selling over 80 million albums. His songs have been covered by such greats as Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, and the Rolling Stones.
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:50 PM   #16
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Can a song be forgotten if you've never heard it before ?

Well anyway, a Lunar eclipse will take place VERY EARLY tomorrow (12/21) AM, visible, with clear skies, to all of North America. I read that this will be the first lunar eclipse to occur on the winter solstice since 1378.

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you are correct sir! I will watch the video tape when I awake tomorrow at 7 a.m...lol
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Mom's brother, Sonny, used to sing Hank Snow songs, and he did them very well. He was probably one of the most musically talented men I've ever known. He played a very old Gibson guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and played all of them well. I was just mesmerized by his music when I was a child. Sadly, he had to have his index finger on his left hand amputated, and gave his guitar to his son, hoping he'd carry on in his footsteps. The kids an idiot, though. He sold the 1960-ish Gibson to a pawn shop for $100. Just think what that guitar would be worth now!

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Mom's brother, Sonny, used to sing Hank Snow songs, and he did them very well. He was probably one of the most musically talented men I've ever known. He played a very old Gibson guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and played all of them well. I was just mesmerized by his music when I was a child. Sadly, he had to have his index finger on his left hand amputated, and gave his guitar to his son, hoping he'd carry on in his footsteps. The kids an idiot, though. He sold the 1960-ish Gibson to a pawn shop for $100. Just think what that guitar would be worth now!

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I know someone who plays guitar with half of her middle finger missing. It's not her picking hand. She plays quite well.
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I went to therapy with a guitar player who had the tip of his ring finger missing. He had trouble with the C chord, but he had fun playing, and that's what counts.

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Compared to his 70's recordings, this 1967 one to me is Rawls best.

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Just being topical.....

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As I said before it's always good to hear Summer songs durring the cold winter time.

Here's another.


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Mike Nesmith - 1977 - Rio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tpkx...eature=related
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Don't quite get what he mean by "Grits Ain't Groceries."




One of those rare 60's Psych groups from the west coast.


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