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  1. Anything by Smokey Robinson. His early lyrics were incredibly ingenious. Anything by The Style Council. I looooove Paul Weller! Anthing by Jim Croce. And if you ever get the chance, listen to an old Tango by Carlos Gardel: "Volver" I believe it's from around 1920, but it's incredibly poetic and it certainly has the best song lyrics I ever heard. Quote Yo adivino el parpadeo de las luces que a lo lejos van marcando mi retorno... Son las mismas que alumbraron con sus palidos reflejos hondas horas de dolor... Y aunque no quise el regreso, siempre se vuelve al primer amor... La vieja calle donde el eco dijo tuya es su vida, tuyo es su querer, bajo el burlon mirar de las estrellas que con indiferencia hoy me ven volver... Volver ... con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien Sentir ... que es un soplo la vida, que veinte años no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir ... con el alma aferrada a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez... Volver, con la frente marchita las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida etc.
  2. Teresa34896

    Motown.

    Motown is my middle name! I believe I know every Mowtown song there is, starting with Stevie Wonder's incredible "Contract on Love" from 1962. (How old was he? 12? He was just awesome with that beautiful young voice) I recently bought "The Temptations sing Smokey", a compilation of songs written by Smokey Robinson, that includes the glorious "You beat me to the punch" and "What love has joined together". My brother has every Motown album (vynil) that was ever released. :: One of my all-time favourites is Jimmy Ruffin's "What becomes of the broken-hearted." When my daughter was in Kindergarten, I used to drive her and she would always request that song on the way. So there we sat, mother and daughter, going to school and work respectively and singing What becomes of the broken-hearted at the top of our lungs! :happybanana: :happybanana:
  3. Bronsky Beat singer was Jimmy Summerville.
  4. I beg to differ. If Miguel Bosé is the best and Miguel Gallardo and Camilo Sesto are cool, we're not on the same wave length. By the way, Miguel Bosé was born in Panama by chance, because his father (bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín) was touring Latin America that spring, before bull fighting season started in Spain. His godfather was none other than Pablo Ruiz PICASSO.
  5. It's difficult to limit myself to a few, but these are my favourites: 1) Mick Jagger -The Rolling Stones 2) Michael McDonald - The Doobie Brothers 3) Stevie Winwood - Spencer Davies Group 4) Jack Bruce - The Cream
  6. Hey Edna, I totally agree! Alaska & Dinarama and Alaska & Los Pegamoides were the best pop-rock act in this country ever. The songs "Bailando", "A quíén le importa", "Ni tú, ni nadie" are incredible in as all aspects, the lyrics, the melody, the rythm, just perfect! For those of you who understand Spanish: BAILANDO Bailando. Me paso el día bailando. Y los vecinos mientras tanto. No paran de molestar. Bebiendo. Me paso el día bebiendo. La coctelera agitando. Llena de Soda y Vermut. Tengo los huesos desencajados, el fémur tengo muy dislocado;tengo el cuerpo muy mal, pero una gran vida social. Bailo todo el día, con o sin compañía. ...Muevo la pierna, muevo el pie, muevo la tibia y el peroné;muevo la cabeza, muevo el esternón, muevo la cadera siempre que tengo ocasión. Tengo los huesos desencajados, el fémur tengo muy dislocado;tengo el cuerpo muy mal, pero una gran vida social. Bailando... (Alaska y los Pegamoides, 1982) :happybanana: :happybanana: :guitar:
  7. My brother laughed himself silly once because I had bought one of those "Hits of the 60's" compilations, that included nothing but crummy songs, but it also had "Excerpt from a Teenage Opera", which I used to love as a kid, so I couldn't resist it. I bore the humiliation stoically, and got my revenge 20 years later when I found a record by The Carpenters in his very extensive, exquisite vinyls collection. He came out with a lame excuse, saying he had just bought it because Karen Carpenter's voice was unusual. Duuuhhh! Karen Carpenter had a wonderful voice, but their songs were kitsch and I caught him buying kitsch!
  8. What style are you looking for? Folk, Cuban, rock, flamenco, pop? I can think of these right now: Mex. Folk : La Bamba, La Cucaracha, Cielito Lindo, Las Mañanitas, anything by Pedro Infante or Jorge Negrete Cuban: Angelitos Negros, Maria Cristina, Esperanza, anything by Antonio Machín, Ibrahim Ferrer, or Buena Vista Social Club, Bebo Valdés, Pérez Prado US pop-rock: Anything by Santana, Suavecito (Malo), Los Lobos, Maná, (José Feliciano ?) Flamenco: Paco de Lucía, Niña Pastori, Camarón, Enrique Morente, Estrella Morente, El Lebrijano, El Cigala Pop: Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bosé, Luz Casal, Amaral, Mocedades, Golpes Bajos, Alaska, Tequila Spanish folk: Los Sabandeños (Canary Islands), Hevia (Asturian Bagpipe), Orfeon Donostiarra (Habaneras - seamen's songs), Tunas of any University (Clavelitos, Fonseca, No te enamores Compostelana, etc.) I'll probably remember a million more in a while.
  9. Ahhh, The Cream!! They don't make groups like that anymore! What a pleasure to do your homework listening to "White Room" or "Sunshine of your Love" fullblast! Those were the days!
  10. Teresa34896

    Oscar Pool

    Best Picture: The Aviator Best Actor: Don Cheadle Best Actress: Kate Winslet Best Supporting Actor: Morgan Freeman Best Supporting Actress: Sophie Okonedo Best Director: Martin Scorsese Best Orig. Score: Finding Neverland Jan Kaczmarek Best Orig. Song: Look to your Path
  11. Definitely Monty Python's "Life of Brian" followed by Monty Python's "In Search of the Holy Grail" and Monty Python's "The Meaning of life". An then Mel Brooks "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Dr. Frankenstein"
  12. I believe my previous post on Alison was lost in the Ether. Anyway.... I recently bought a DVD with the Prince's Trust Rock Gala from 1987 (I believe), that included Alison Moyet, and many of the top acts of Brit Pop. It's a great video, I bought it especially because of her, but I enjoyed the whole thing, Paul Young, Mark King, and of course the final apotheosis with Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Ringo Starr, George Harrison et al.
  13. Simon & Garfunkel - Me and Julio down by the schoolyard Lulu - To Sir with Love and I don't know why, but I always felt that "Hot Fun in the Summertime" by Sly & Family Stone was about school vacation.
  14. No doubt, Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" is a very suitable song for a young girl who's coming of age.
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