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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #50 on: December 11, 2019, 01:15:07 pm »
You don't get any squarer than Mantovani:


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #51 on: December 11, 2019, 01:30:41 pm »
And of course, Jackie Gleason—yes, THAT Jackie Gleason—with one of the biggest selling albums of his day. Music for Lovers Only!


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #52 on: December 11, 2019, 03:56:25 pm »
You don't get any squarer than Mantovani:
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Bert Kaempfert?



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Can you guess my parents' musical tastes?
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Re: Music for squares
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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #54 on: December 11, 2019, 04:10:39 pm »
And of course, Jackie Gleason—yes, THAT Jackie Gleason—with one of the biggest selling albums of his day. Music for Lovers Only!


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This is great and not too long ago, I listened to one of those Jackie Gleason orchestra(?) albums, this is probably his most famous one that you posted but another one I listened too as well. It checks all the boxes for being "music for squares".

Per Washington Square, it belongs here... those vocals and some versions also actually, imho, put it in the "folk music" category, there were a lot of good folk songs in the day and I don't consider a lot of that for squares but a lot of it fits in here. I toyed with a "folk music" thread but I don't know the music well enough, sure, Dylan, Baez, Seeger, Kingston Trio and so on probably fit that. 

We have a "folk music" store here, I've window shopped on but have never gone in. It looks like instruments, sheet music and such. I don't know what else they might have but I don't want to push that distinctly different category into this one too much though, there can be some overlap.

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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #55 on: December 13, 2019, 06:55:19 pm »
This was one of the first records we got when my parents bought our first record player. I heard them both so many times because one side was Daddy's favorite side, and the other was Mother's.


“Should I Ever Love Again” by Rusty Draper (Daddy's favorite)

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“Let’s Go Calypso” by Rusty Draper (Mother's favorite)*

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*I have no idea if "Let's Go Calypso" ever got popular anywhere but our house. I don't ever remember hearing it on oldies stations.


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2019, 07:16:45 pm »
Stroll and Calypso ... late 50s or early 60s?

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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #57 on: December 24, 2019, 08:50:10 am »


"Soul Coaxing" - Sounds Orchestral

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What a wonderful song.... the Raymond Lefevre version is equally brilliant.
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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #58 on: December 24, 2019, 09:01:53 am »

What a wonderful song.... the Raymond Lefevre version is equally brilliant.

Yes, some of these have a few artists who performed them, Raymond's probably the original. It's hard to choose. This doesn't seem to be the case anymore where artists will perform one song or instrumental in this case, that was a hit.

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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #59 on: December 24, 2019, 09:06:01 am »
Henry Mancini - Moon River

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Speaking of songs performed by various artists.

This is where the music for squares gets too schmaltzy for me.
Engelbert - After the Loving.

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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #60 on: December 24, 2019, 08:35:36 pm »
Since I don't know (and am too lazy to learn) how...I'll just post the title:

Once Upon A Time...Frank Sinatra

I dream music and that was on the juke box in my mind last night.

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Re: Music for squares
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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #62 on: December 24, 2019, 09:45:35 pm »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVZNx39xYiA
Cecilia Bartoli in Non Piu Mesta


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #63 on: December 25, 2019, 02:03:26 am »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVZNx39xYiA
Cecilia Bartoli in Non Piu Mesta


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

Narcisso Yepes in Recuerdos de la Alhambra


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

Noboyuki Tsujii plays La Campanella, and he happens to be blind

Merry Christmas.  Sound is one of God's many remarkable gifts to us.  It informs and delights.

Real quick, in order to make a video appear, take out the "s" out of "https", pretty simple...

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Cecilia Bartoli in Non Piu Mesta


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Narcisso Yepes in Recuerdos de la Alhambra


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Noboyuki Tsujii plays La Campanella, and he happens to be blind

Merry Christmas.  Sound is one of God's many remarkable gifts to us.  It informs and delights.

Now, let's see if that works and Merry Christmas to you too! And to all.

Yes, good and feel free to post more in whatever applicable category.

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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #64 on: December 25, 2019, 03:31:43 am »

This is where the music for squares gets too schmaltzy for me.
Engelbert - After the Loving.

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@TomSea

Thanks for posting it anyway. I still like it and enjoyed hearing (and singing along with) it again. Nice memories attached to this song for me.


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #66 on: December 26, 2019, 10:12:33 pm »
Myoshi Umeki was the Maid on "Courtship of Eddy's Father", she had a bit of a singing entertainer....

Gisele MacKenzie & Miyoshi Umeki: Buttons & Bows duet in English & Japanese

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Jo Stafford - Buttons and Bows

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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #67 on: December 26, 2019, 10:24:54 pm »
The Far East here's a lot of the songs of ours and they go, like wow, that seems to be a big part of where Karaoke comes from , great version here.

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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #68 on: December 27, 2019, 04:52:37 am »
Myoshi Umeki was the Maid on "Courtship of Eddy's Father", she had a bit of a singing entertainer....

Gisele MacKenzie & Miyoshi Umeki: Buttons & Bows duet in English & Japanese

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Jo Stafford - Buttons and Bows

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@TomSea

These are great, especially Jo Stafford's version. But my favorite version of "Buttons and Bows" will always be Frazier's which I posted on the Comedy thread. It will always be guffaw hilarious to me.


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #69 on: December 29, 2019, 03:05:28 am »
Kingston Trio - Tijuana Jail

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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #70 on: January 02, 2020, 12:39:47 am »
Barry DeVorzon & Perry Botkin Jr. -Nadia's Theme (The Young & Restless)

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I guess, this is a "clickbait" article but interesting nonetheless:

Getting a Theme Song

After her stunning performance at the Olympics, Nadia's worldwide popularity soared.

When sports reporter Robert Riger presented a series of slow-motion montages of Nadia on the television program ABC's Wide World Of Sports, he played them with the theme "Cotton's Dream from the film Bless the Beasts and the Children. The segment was aired over and over, and the piece came to be known as "Nadia's Theme." The song became a top-10 single in the fall of 1976, and was officially renamed "Nadia's Theme" by its composers.

Story: https://mydailymagazine.com/post-100322/11/?dai=1sh0Ssz2NqemES0QgkEiwm

Longer version:


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Puberty Hits

As puberty hit, the Romanian government urged Nadia to take a break from the sport, since gymnasts are generally better performers when they’re small. She stopped training and decided to eat everything in sight. In a short span of time she grew several inches taller and a stone heavier - but later that year, and regardless of her size, she went back to competing - and also went back to winning medals for her country. Nadia was unbeatable, puberty or not.


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Interesting story, more music from the general era... a bit in the same vein.

Louise Tucker - Midnight Blue

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Frank Mills - Music Box Dancer

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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #71 on: January 02, 2020, 02:42:02 am »
Dutch-Indonesian duo, the Blue Diamonds,  in this English version, they revised "Sukiyaki" from being a sad song... to something a bit different....


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The charms of Sukiyaki
The arms of Sukiyaki
Are all that I long for since I left old Nagasaki...

Why did I roam
Far away from home
I hope that she will wait for me...

A lot of their songs are indeed, in Dutch...


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #72 on: January 17, 2020, 10:03:04 pm »

Lara's Theme from Doctor Zhivago

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I watched Omar Shariff in another movie not too long ago, great actor.

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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #73 on: January 18, 2020, 01:46:58 am »
Lara's Theme from Doctor Zhivago

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I watched Omar Shariff in another movie not too long ago, great actor.

@TomSea

Most enjoyable.


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Re: Music for squares
« Reply #74 on: January 18, 2020, 05:52:10 pm »
While we're doing soundtracks...





"Cinderella Liberty" (Ken Shima)

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With lyrics (by Paul Williams) - "Nice to be Around" (Helen Reddy)

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"Summer of '42" (Michel Legrand)

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With lyrics (by Marilyn and Alan Bergman) - "The Summer Knows" (Barbra Streisand)

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