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Music for squares
« on: December 01, 2019, 01:13:56 am »
"Moonlight in Vermont" (Factoid: each verse is a haiku)

Performed by (take your pick): Jo Stafford, Frank Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong.


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 01:32:35 am »
"Return to Me" by Dean Martin. My mother used to swoon when this came on the radio. I get it now.


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 01:57:35 am »
"Green Leaves of Summer" by the Brothers Four


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 02:17:08 am »
"Exodus"

Henry Mancini's instrumental version


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Pat Boone's version "This Land is Mine"


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2019, 02:28:44 am »
"Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" - ( Nat King Cole )

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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2019, 02:55:34 am »
Famous for "Sleep Walk", Santos and Johnny do "Venus":

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"Soul Coaxing" - Sounds Orchestral

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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2019, 03:05:35 am »
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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2019, 03:07:08 am »
Great idea for a thread....Sorry, I couldn't stop.. this is a tiny bit up my valley...

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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2019, 03:58:37 am »



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@PeteS in CA

About 3 days ago I was listening to and singing along with this exact video. What are the chances? I couldn't remember all the words and was on my way to find them when I started listening to other songs by The Village Stompers and observed that modulation seems to be a trademark in all their recordings. Got sidetracked and forgot to search for the words until you posted this vid! Thanks!

From Cape Cod Light to the Mississip', to San Francisco Bay
They're talkin' 'bout this famous place, down Greenwich Village way
They hootenanny all the time with folks from everywhere
Come Sunday morning, rain or shine, right in Washington Square

An' so I got my banjo out, jes' sittin', catchin' dust
An' painted right across the case: "Greenwich Village or Bust!"
My folks were sad to see me go, but I got no meanin' there
So I said, "Goodbye, Kansas, Mo. And hello, Washington Square!"

Near Tennessee, I met a guy who played 12-string guitar
He also had a mighty voice, not to mention a car
Each time he hit those bluegrass chords, you sure smelled mountain air
I said, "Don't waste it on the wind. C'mon to Washington Square."

In New Orleans, we saw a gal a-walkin' with no shoes
An' from her throat there comes a growl, she sure was singin' the blues
She sang for all humanity, this gal with raven hair
I said, "It's for the world to hear, C'mon to Washington Square."

We cannonballed into New York on good old US 1
Till up ahead we saw the arch, a-gleamin' bright in the sun
As far as all the eye could see, ten thousand folks was there
And singin' in sweet harmony right in Washington Square

Say how's about a freedom song, or the ole' "Rock Island Line"!
Or how's about the dust-bowl crop, or men who work in a mine?
The songs and legends of our land is gold we all can share
So come and join us folks who stand and sing in Washington Square
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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2019, 04:03:13 am »
"Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" - ( Nat King Cole )

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@TomSea

I was listening to several Nat King Cole songs a few days ago, and I don't remember seeing this beautiful song pop up. It's been years since I've heard it, so thanks for posting it. So beautiful.


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2019, 04:58:56 am »
"Exodus"

Henry Mancini's instrumental version


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A lot of what Mancini did, he wrote... I was listening a few months ago to him. Some of his work makes me think he was indeed a musical genius which we rarely if ever will see again. Yes, this is very good. Thanks. @AllThatJazzZ

One of the comments does say he wrote this.
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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2019, 06:38:06 am »
Dear Perry, would you be so kind to fill a request and sing the song I like best? ...


"And I Love You So" by Perry Como (Factoid: song written by Don McLean)


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2019, 06:40:30 am »
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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2019, 06:52:36 am »
"Les Bicyclettes de Belsize" by Engelbert Humperdinck


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2019, 07:07:13 am »
"Abrázame" by Julio Iglesias


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English translation:

Embrace me,
and don't say anything, just embrace me,
Your look is enough for me to understand,
that you will go away.
 
Embrace me,
As if this is the first time,
As if you love me today like you did before,
Embrace me.
 
If you go away,
You will remember that one day some time ago,
When we were still kids, you started to love me,
And I gave you my life, if you go away.
 
If you go away,
Then nothing you have will be ours,
In a single moment, an eternity,
And I will be left without anything, if you go away.
 
Embrace me,
and don't say anything, just embrace me,
Your look is enough for me to understand,
that you will go away.
 
Embrace me,
As if this is the first time,
As if you love me today like you did yesterday,
Embrace me.
 
If you go away,
Only silence will be left for me to talk with,
The shadow of your body and loneliness
They will be my companions, if you go away.
 
If you go away,
You will take the time and my best age away with you,
I will love you more each passing day,
I will be waiting for you to return, if you go away.




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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2019, 11:13:17 am »
Dear Perry, would you be so kind to fill a request and sing the song I like best? ...


"And I Love You So" by Perry Como (Factoid: song written by Don McLean)


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Trivia-This song was also preformed at Prince Harry’s wedding.

(I like Trivia)
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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2019, 03:35:31 pm »

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Arranged by Ralph Carmichael?

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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2019, 03:55:58 pm »
I mainly associate Ralph Carmichael - I won't claim to be familiar with his work - with Christian music. Here is W'pedia's bio page on him, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Carmichael . Apparently he is still alive, age 92. Besides working with Nat King Cole, he also, "wrote arrangements for many other top performers, including Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Jack Jones, Peggy Lee, Julie London, Al Martino and Roger Williams. He arranged most of the carols on the 1961 Stan Kenton album A Merry Christmas!."

Carmichael also founded Light Records and brought on Andrae' Crouch and the Disciples. From 1972:


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Later in the 1970s,


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Sorry about the threadjackery. Talented and creative people tend to go in lots of seemingly different directions.
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Re: Music for squares
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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2019, 04:08:25 am »
Sandra Dee - Tammy's In Love

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This is so Kennedy era, even how she's dressed, pretty classy, oh and that's Peter Fonda too, in this 1963 movie. She was an interesting one, hailing from Bayonne. I knew someone, in fact, from Bolivia. She was named Jackie, Jacqueline.. and I figured to myself, I'll bet she was born during the Kennedy presidency.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandra_Dee

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« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2019, 04:41:04 am »
Speaking of Julio, I had this cassette...this is a standard, about all of the songs on the album are standards for this hemisphere and I still like it...this one very traditional to Venezuela in fact.

Julio Iglesias - Alma Llanera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGYX6km8wI4


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Don't get me started...


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2019, 10:43:32 pm »
Sandra Dee - Tammy's In Love

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This is so Kennedy era, even how she's dressed, pretty classy, oh and that's Peter Fonda too, in this 1963 movie. She was an interesting one, hailing from Bayonne. I knew someone, in fact, from Bolivia. She was named Jackie, Jacqueline.. and I figured to myself, I'll bet she was born during the Kennedy presidency.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandra_Dee

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@TomSea

This was a surprise. I didn't know Sandra Dee sang. I assumed she lipsynched the song that someone else sang (a la Natalie Wood in "West Side Story"). For me, Debbie Reynolds will always be Tammy, just as Sandra Dee will always be Gidget.

Speaking of Gidget...


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I have this record in my collection of 45s (which is considerable). I guess I've played it a zillion times over the decades because I can still sing every note, word and even the musical interludes. I have no idea what I had for breakfast this morning, though.



And since you mentioned it, here's this:


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2019, 10:49:58 pm »
Wunnerfull-wunnerfull!



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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2019, 11:11:22 pm »
Henry Mancini plays the wonderful, haunting Michel Legrand piece, "The Windmills of your Mind." (Lyrics by Marilyn & Alan Bergman)


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The best performance of this song I ever heard was by the King Sisters who, many years ago, had a rather short-lived TV show IIRC. Their harmony and the arrangement left me mesmerized. I would love to hear that version again.


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