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Recently I came across another interesting compilation set of music here at home, this one tho is not from the infamous K-Tel outfit. Reader's Digest has also produced sets of recorded music starting back in the days of vinyl records and thru to the CDs that we play today. Somewhere in the middle of that progression from vinyl to CDs we had some tapes as well. As I mentioned earlier in this thread I was very fond of the cute and efficient little Music cassette tapes and sometimes one can find them in a 2cnd hand store. Of course most of the recordings mentioned in this thread can be found on Youtube, indeed by now about 90% of everything ever recorded is on Youtube which is handy when doing research. As I go thu this set of 4 tapes ( entitled " Those Were The Days; 30 Years Of Great Folk Hits " ) I'll get into more detail on the terrific stuff that was recorded by Reader's Digest. As a teaser tho the first song on the first tape is " Do You Believe In Magic " by The Lovin Spoonful and which was written by the lead singer of that band, John Sebastian.
Let me guess-- it probably has "Daydream" in that first set too? I wouldn't have thought Do You Believe in Magic would be in a folk collection, but I guess it straddles several genres.
Thanks for the post Cystem_Phailure, yes as you suspected " Daydream " is here too. Mind you since there are 83 songs in this set they had to cast a wide net. Everything from " On Top Of Old Smokey " by TheWeavers & Terry Gilkyson ( recorded in 1951 ) up to " You're So Vain " ( from 1987 ) is covered in this set, quite a variety. The Lovin Spoonful songs ( featuring the writer John Sebastian ) could also fit into my recent post about Popular music and advertising. Several years back I saw John Sebastian on late night TV and he was plugging a compilation set of old recordings ( by Time-Life I believe ) but then again we all have to make a living lol.
Well, a lotta folks have listened to it.
Several years back I saw John Sebastian on late night TV and he was plugging a compilation set of old recordings ( by Time-Life I believe ) but then again we all have to make a living lol.
Yeah, I have no problem at all with people continuing to make money off of their old music, whether they performed it or penned it. I'd much rather see that than some of these situations where a 3rd party ends up owning the rights and later pulls in cash without it going to the (still living) original creators and performers.
Just a day or so ago I saw a couple columns that made mention, very cynically, I thought, of how much money Dolly Parton might make out of Houston's death because of the song I Will Always Love You. Parton wrote the song, of course, and while I'm sure she's shocked by the death and not at all seeing it as any financial windfall (like she needs it, as one of the most capable business people in all the history of entertainers), there's nothing wrong with her receiving her due portion if any extra cash does get generated.
Another aside: do you realize Parton has penned more than 3000 songs? She's one of those people that records so much material herself that a lot of people don't realize how many songs she's got out there that were performed by other artists. Same thing with Willie Nelson-- he's recorded 3 zillion songs, and there are other songs that he didn't record that I'm later surprised to learn that he wrote. I remember reading an article once about his song "Crazy", which he wrote in 1961 and which became a huge hit for Patsy Cline in 1962. She initially didn't like the cadence of the lyrics as sung by Nelson on a demo of his that she heard, but worked with him to develop her own rhythm, and the result was a hit that few people in the 50 years since would ever know was written by Willie.
Music is very personal, there really is no good or bad music - for me it's Credence Clearwater, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix - music from my era, music that takes you back to a certain time and place.
Dolly Parton originally sang I Will Always Love You in the movie The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Dolly's version beats Whitney's hands down, IMO.
Great song EP, I'm used to hearing "Living Loving Maid" after it with no pause. Why the radio stations did that I don't know. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5Xf0N9Juko
"Dazed and Confused"- Led Zeppelin I love the guitar and drums smoking in the middle.
To me, Led Zeppelin is among the very best rock bands. Every bit an equal of The Who, for example.
She's also a remarkable performer/personality. She is one of those exceedingly few people who have the ability to seem completely glamorous and completely down-to-earth at the same time (the only others that readily come to mind are Cher and Audrey Hepburn).
Here she is having a little fun in a duet with a most funky ditty indeed from the early 70s:
Jim Stafford! He came up with some interesting & unique songs, like "My Girl Bill," "I Ain't Sharin' Sharon," "Wildwood Weed," or "Cow Patti," among others.
Everyone Thanks for all of the recent posts and also for the good info. I've got to update a post from a couple of days ago where my memory had a little blip and a error crept into my facts and we must strive for accuracy lol. When we were talking about Cars I had mentioned the V8 Porsche model which is actually known as the 928S4 with a 5.0 liter motor of 316 HP.
Some other Cars you may enjoy:
Jim Stafford! He came up with some interesting & unique songs, like "My Girl Bill"...
Ah yes, the all-important comma...
William's hands were shaking
as he took his glass of wine
Yes Cystem_Phailure I like Dolly Parton's Music very much. To try to name a Favourite would be difficult, " Coat Of Many Colours " is one and " Joleene " as well, so many good songs tho. She is one of a kind what with writing and singing plus acting as well.
And doncha dare forget this one!
And of course here's the original (written, if I'm remembering right, by the guitarist):
Thanks for the info AndyClifton. Another beautiful performance by Dolly, I also luv her version of " Muleskinner Blues ".
Javan64, Thanks for reminding me about Jim Stafford, he had some funny stuff on the charts lol.
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