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CHICAGO – OLD DAYS (1975)

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“Old Days” is a song written by James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VIII (1975), with lead vocals by Peter Cetera.[1] The second single released from that album, it reached #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Easy Listening chart.[2]

Pankow has said that the song is a nostalgic piece about his childhood:

“It touches on key phrases that, although they date me, are pretty right-on in terms of images of my childhood. ‘The Howdy Doody Show’ on television and collecting baseball cards and comic books.” [3]
Cetera apparently hated singing the song in concert,[citation needed] as the Howdy Doody show was his least favorite show during his childhood.

The song is still popular at Chicago concerts, with Jason Scheff or Keith Howland now singing the lead vocal. The Sopranos star Vincent Curatola has been known to guest vocal with the band on the song as well.[citation needed]

“Old Days” is featured on the soundtrack of the movie Starsky & Hutch (2004). The band also reworked the song in 2009 to serve as the theme for the “Monsters in the Morning” show airing on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

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Loggins and Messina  – Your Momma Don’t Dance

Loggins and Messina  – Your Momma Don’t Dance

Your Mama Don’t Dance” is a hit 1972 song by the rock duo Loggins and Messina. Released on their self-titled album Loggins and Messina, it reached number four on the Billboard pop chart[1]and number 19 on the Billboard Easy Listening Chart[2] as a single in early 1973.

This song, whose refrain and first verse is done in a blues format, deals with the 1950s and 1960s lifestyle concerning the generation gap, where the parents oppose the Rock and Roll Revolution, of the younger generation, which includes the rebelliousness against the old society that monitors curfews on dating, as well as being arrested for making love with a girl in the back seat of a car, during a drive-in movie, which happens during the bridge section of the song.

When released as a single, it was the duo’s biggest hit as well as their only Gold single.

“Your Mama Don’t Dance” was covered in 1973 by Australian band the Bootleg Family Band. It made the top 5 in Australia. “Your Mama Don’t Dance” was covered in 1985 by the rock band Y&T, in 1988 by the rock band Poison, and it was the fourth single from their second album Open Up and Say…Ahh!. The Poison version released as a single in 1989 on Capitol Records reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 39 on the Mainstream rockcharts and has since gone Gold in the US.[3] The song also charted at number 21 on the Australian charts and number 13 on the UK Singles chart.[4] The single’s B-side is “Tearin’ Down the Walls”.

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2017 in music

 

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“Goodbye Norma Jeane: Elton John sings to Marilyn Monroe”

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Marilyn Monroe

Actress

Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.

Born: June 1, 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA

Died: August 5, 1962, Los Angeles, California, USA

Cause of Death: Drug overdose

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 5′ 5″ (1.66m)

Spouse: Arthur Miller (m. 1956-1961),Joe DiMaggio (m. 1954-1954),  James Dougherty (m. 1942-1946)

Parents: Gladys Pearl Baker, Martin Edward Mortensen



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Posted by on October 18, 2017 in entertainment, music

 

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“Cherokee People ~ Paul Revere And The Raiders” 

“Cherokee People ~ Paul Revere And The Raiders” 

“Cherokee People ~ Paul Revere And The Raiders”

Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)” is a songwritten by John D. Loudermilk.[1] The song was first recorded by Marvin Rainwater in 1959 and released on MGMas “The Pale Faced Indian”, but that release stayed unnoticed. The first hitversion was a 1968 cover by Don Fardon—a former member of The Sorrows—that reached number 20 on the BillboardHot 100[2] and number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.[3]

In 1971, The Raiders recorded the song on the Columbia Records label, and it topped the Hot 100 on July 24.[4]Raiders lead singer Mark Lindsay is part Cherokee. On 30 June 1971 the RIAAgold certified the record for selling over a million copies.[5] The record was later certified platinum for selling an additional million copies.[5] The song was the group’s only Hot 100 number 1 hit and their final Hot 100 top twenty song.


 
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Posted by on October 17, 2017 in 1970s, rock

 

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“Cat Stevens – Moon Shadow (1970)”

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“Moonshadow” is a song from the album Teaser and the Firecat, released by Cat Stevens in 1971. Stevens, who is now known as Yusuf Islam, considers this his favourite of his old songs. It is one of the songs that convinced him to release a Greatest Hits record of his work as Cat Stevens. He felt its uplifting message could help people.[1]

When Yusuf appeared on The Chris Isaak Hour in 2009, he said of this song: “I was on a holiday in Spain. I was a kid from the West End (of London) – bright lights, et cetera. I never got to see the moon on its own in the dark, there were always streetlamps. So there I was on the edge of the water on a beautiful night with the moon glowing, and suddenly I looked down and saw my shadow. I thought that was so cool, I’d never seen it before.”

An animated short featuring the song was part of the Fantastic Animation Festival feature film released in 1977.[2] The animation begins with a still frame of Teaser and his pet Firecat, pictured as they appear on the cover of the album bearing their names. The picture comes to life, and in the course of the animation, they find the fallen Moon, ride on it as it flies, and find a way to replace it in the sky. The beginning and ending story portions were written by Cat Stevens and narrated by Spike Milligan.[2] The video also appears as a special feature on the Majikat Concert DVD.[3]

In May 2012, Moonshadow, a new musical by Yusuf, featuring music from throughout his career, opened at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. The show received mixed reviews and closed four weeks early.[4][5]

The song appears as “Moon Shadow” on both the UK and US labels of the single release.

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“Clarence Henry – Ain’t got no home – 1956 (Frogman)”

“Clarence Henry – Ain’t got no home – 1956 (Frogman)”



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Clarence “Frogman” Henry (born March 19, 1937, Algiers, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States) is an American rhythm and blues singer and pianist and trombonist.[1]

Career

Clarence Henry was born in New Orleans in 1937. Fats Domino and blues singer and pianist Professor Longhair were cited as young Henry’s main influences while growing up.[1] When Henry played in talent shows, he dressed like Longhair and wore a wig with braids on both sides.

His trademark croak, utilized to the maximum on his 1956 debut hit “Ain’t Got No Home,” earned Henry his nickname of “Frogman” and jump-started a career that endures to this day.[1] A cover of the country artist Bobby Charles’ hit “(I Don’t Know Why) But I Do”, and “You Always Hurt the One You Love”, both from 1961, were his other big hits.[2]

Henry opened eighteen concerts for the Beatles across the US and Canada in 1964, but his main source of income came from the Bourbon Street strip in New Orleans, where he played for nineteen years.[1] His name could still draw hordes of tourists long after his hit-making days had ended. He still plays at various conventions, including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

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“AT LAST” + Lyrics ETTA JAMES – Original Version:

“AT LAST” + Lyrics ETTA JAMES – Original Version:

“AT LAST” + Lyrics ETTA JAMES – Original Version:

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Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer. Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as “The Wallflower”, “At Last”, “Tell Mama”, “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”, and “I’d Rather Go Blind” for which she wrote the lyrics. She faced a number of personal problems, including drug addiction, before making a musical resurgence in the late 1980s with the album Seven Year Itch.

James is regarded as having bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and was the winner of six Grammys and 17 Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008. Rolling Stone ranked James number 22 on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and number 62 on the list of the 100 Greatest Artists.

 

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