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  1. Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin Rock Steady - Bad Company Fame - The Movie Theme Fame - David Bowie (This song is damned annoying to me. What accounts for its popularity?)
  2. I believe the single of Sky Pilot by Eric Burdon and The Animals worked that way. I think it was also one of the first 45s produced in stereo. By the way, when did the other song get named American Pie? Was your record titled The Day That Music Died ?
  3. This reminded me of working with cubic centimeters in high school Chemistry class. A student asked, "What's a cc?", and one class clown broke into song-and-dance with a passable rendition of Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels then-currently popular version of CC Rider (which was actually titled Jenny Take A Ride because it was combined with Little Richard's Jenny, Jenny. To go a little further off-topic, Mitch Ryder was kind of a champ of two-for-one songs, with the Devil With A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly combo and a few other morphed tunes.) Back to business: Always a good idea
  4. I'd sure like to see The Little Richard Story. Even this short bio (<) contains enough stuff to make a really cool movie. But Richard would probably insist on playing himself.
  5. Tragic. An addict not concerned with the quality of the product. ( I can't believe I'm gonna use one of these > :: ) Little Richard was born in 1932 according to this site and this one. But the really cool news comes from this Little Richard site : "BBC4 will broadcast a Tutti Frutti radio special for the 50th anniversary of the song on December 7 at 13:30 GMT. The program will be available in the web, too." Now, I'll have to research how 13:30 GMT translates to my local time and where to find this on the web.
  6. Something doesn't add up here.
  7. I think The Letter by the Box Tops is just under two minutes. I know radio DJs use it when they've got a short space to fill. 1:58 according to this usually reliable source (<). But, since it's called "the last #1 hit to be shorter than two minutes in length", that implies there are others probably even shorter.
  8. Well, my telephone rang it would not stop, It's President Kennedy callin' me up. He said, "My friend, Bob, what do we need to make the country grow?" I said, "My friend, John, Brigitte Bardot, Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren." ~ Bob Dylan, I Shall Be Free
  9. (>) This thread from a while back has entertaining details about a number of rather long songs.
  10. Just off the top of my head: Living For The City Maybe Your Baby Higher Ground Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing Boogie On Reggae Woman You Haven't Done Nothin' I Wish Master Blaster As
  11. So let?s get to the point, let?s roll another joint - from You Don't Know How It Feels The point may be there's a sizeable stash of 'pot' references in Tom Petty's lyrics.
  12. I thought this was an interesting cross-reference. Nobody is vouching for the factuality of these stories. From the site See what I mean? They will also welcome your substantiated contributions.
  13. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Named after Leonard Skinner, who was an annoying gym coach some band members had in high school. Here's a site with a ton of band name origins (<)
  14. Huh? The Who Sell Out isn't a concert album. The "Sell Out" refers to the record's funny bogus jingles for 'Odor-o-no' and 'Heinz Baked Beans', etc.
  15. Mustang Sally,Go 'Round The Roses Wilson Pickett + The Jaynetts
  16. Instead of starting a whole new thread Same name - different artist (<)
  17. This album was eagerly anticipated, and Santana didn't disappoint. The music was so different, cool and exciting, and everybody wanted to turn other people on to it. Jingo, Evil Ways, Soul Sacrafice.
  18. I suggest you find somewhere to listen to some vinyl records first and make your own judgment about the differences. I handed down all my vinyl and an expensive turntable to my son, because using records is a very high-maintenance enterprise. You need to take really good care of vinyl or it just isn't worthwhile. Older records in pristine condition are really hard to come by. You also trade away the ease of programming, skipping tracks, etc. that you have with CDs. If you've never heard a record, you probably want to determine if you're audiophile enough to give vinyl due diligence.
  19. Huh? I thought you went to that school, RogerWaters90125. led zepfan, be sure to listen to Stairway backwards Sometimes words have two meanings.
  20. Isaac Hayes was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Hayes first arrived on the 60's scene in Memphis as the keyboardist for the Mar-Keys, the Stax Records ensemble, where he can be heard on recordings for Otis Redding and William Bell. There, Hayes teamed up with David Porter writing and producing for Sam & Dave ( Hold On, I'm Comin', Soul Man, When Something Is Wrong With My Baby ). Functioning as house composers for Stax, they penned material for other acts on the roster, such as Carla Thomas (B-A-B-Y) and Johnnie Taylor (I Got to Love Somebody's Baby, I Had a Dream)
  21. Living In The Pastime Paradise Jethro Tull + Stevie Wonder Here I Am A Child Al Green + Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield)
  22. Toot, Toot Tootsie (Goo'-Bye / Good-bye) was an uber-popular foxtrot from the time it was written in 1922. Jolson performed the song in the cinematic landmark "talkie" film The Jazz Singer (1927). Toot, Toot Tootsie has been recorded by artists ranging from Judy Garland and Tony Bennett to Spike Jones, Mel Blanc, Brenda Lee, and rockin' rockin' Jerry Lee Lewis. LP : When Two Worlds Collide But if that is the song, I sure can't figure out how it would be connected with Western movie dance hall girls.
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