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Old 12-27-02, 01:42 PM
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Oldies- Need some suggestions

I am needing some suggestions for oldies that are a little more "mellow" than the typical sock hop music. Here are some examples of the sort of stuff I am looking for:

Dusty Springfield- Angel of the Morning
Ben E. King- Spanish Harlem
ChiLites- Oh Girl
Buddy Holly- Rave On
Otis Redding- Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay
The Box Tops- The Letter
Rolling Stones- Wild Horses
The Association- Never My Love
Jay and the Americans- This Magic Moment


Any suggestions?
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Old 12-27-02, 06:12 PM
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Add some of these:

Badfinger: Without You
Beatles: If I Fell
Dave Clark Five: Because
Gerry & the Pacemakers: You'll Never Walk Alone
Van Morrison: Brown-eyed Girl
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Old 12-27-02, 06:32 PM
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from Dusty Springfiled, Son of Preacher Man
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Old 12-27-02, 07:33 PM
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I'm a big fan of Dusty Springfield and I don't recall hearing a version of "Angel of the morning" done by her. The only version I'm familiar with was done by Juice Newton in the 70's...if I'm mistaken could someone tell me where to find Dusty's version?

Eric Burdon & The Animals: San Franciscan Nights
Badfinger : Day After Day
Jefferson Airplane : Triad
The Byrds: Everybody Has Been Burned, Rennaisance Fair
Sam Cooke : A Change Is Gonna Come
Dusty Springfield: Windmills of your mind

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Old 12-28-02, 09:07 AM
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These are good suggestions. Keep them coming.

Fiver, Dusty's version is frequently on Kazaa. That Sam Cooke song is AWESOME!

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Old 12-28-02, 10:18 PM
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Johnny Cash - Burning Ring Of Fire (classic)
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Old 12-29-02, 11:13 AM
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Beach Boys - God Only Knows
Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound/America
Al Green - Lets Stay Together
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Gladys Knight & The Pips - Midnight Train to Georgia
The Five Stairsteps - O-o-h Child
Everly Brothers - Let It be Me

Some sappy - all classic.
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Old 12-30-02, 12:10 PM
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Originally posted by Three Day Delay
Fiver, Dusty's version is frequently on Kazaa.
No ideas, but I wonder if that's one of the many instances on Kazaa where something's wrongly attributed (actually, I hate that, since I think I've found a new version of a song and it's the same old version).

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Old 12-30-02, 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by Ginwen
No ideas, but I wonder if that's one of the many instances on Kazaa where something's wrongly attributed (actually, I hate that, since I think I've found a new version of a song and it's the same old version).
It could be. I have that happen a lot.
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Old 12-30-02, 09:57 PM
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I'm a pretty big fan of Dusty Springfield...I have most of her released catalogue on CD except for a few that have come out from her 70's repertoire in the last couple years (just haven't had the chance to pick them up), and I can't find this song listed on any of them. I really like the Juice Newton song of the same name, but I think Dusty could also do an excellent rendition (assuming this is the same song I'm thinking of). Only thing I can think of is that perhaps there are still some unreleased albums out there or it's from some concert or bootleg.

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Old 12-30-02, 10:38 PM
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Oh, you struck a nerve. Sorry if some are duplicates.

#1 Pick: Bill Withers - Use Me


In no particulat order:

Aretha Franklin - This Bitter Earth
Bloodstone - Natural High
Bessie Smith - Careless Love Blues
Spinners - I'll Be Around
Any Stevie Wonder
Del Shannon - Runaway
Brothers Johnson OR Shuggie Otis - Strawberry Letter 23
Cab Calloway - St. James Infirmary
Mahalia Jackson - I Will Move Up A Little Higher
Ben King - Stand By Me
Marty Robbins - El Paso
Perez Prado - Mambo Number 8
Randy Crawford - Street Life
Aretha Franklin - This Bitter Earth
Bloodstone - Natural High
Bessie Smith - Careless Love Blues
Spinners - I'll Be Around
Any Stevie Wonder
Del Shannon - Runaway
Brothers Johnson OR Shuggie Otis - Strawberry Letter 23
Cab Calloway - St. James Infirmary
Any Sam Cooke
Any Delfonics
Frankie Vallie - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Heatwave - Always and Forever
The Main Ingredient - Everybody Playsd the Fool
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Old 12-30-02, 11:30 PM
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Here are a few CDs that have what you are looking for, take a listen to some of the clips on the first one, look at the next two for ideas (they seem a little expensive though they are pretty comprehensive CDs).

http://www.towerrecords.com/product....2678773&cc=USD

http://www.towerrecords.com/product....2647591&cc=USD

http://www.towerrecords.com/product....2680257&cc=USD
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Peter And Gordon- A World Without Love
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Old 01-02-03, 07:09 PM
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Gerry and The Pacemakers-"Don't let the sun catch you crying"
The Impressions-"I'm so proud"
5th Dimension-"One less bell to answer"
Mercy-"Love (can make you happy)"
Blue Magic-"Sideshow"
Spanky and Our Gang-"Like to get to know you"
Etta James-"At Last"
The Turtles-"You showed me"
The Delfonics-"Hey Love"
The Notations-"I'm still here"
Tommy James & The Shondells-"Crystal Blue Persuasion"
Friends of Distinction-"Going in Circles"
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Angel of the Morning is by an unknown named Merilee Rush

I'm a huge fan of 60s/70s music, so could list hundreds here. mail me if u want anymore

Here are some 'softer' suggestions:
beach boys - put your head on my shoulder
traffic - john barleycorn must die
traffic - 40,000 headmen
chicago - color my world
chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
crosby, stills, nash, young - helpless
crosby, stills, nash, young - suite: judy blue eyes
eagles - desperado
eagles - peaceful, easy feeling
emerson, lake, & palmer - lucky man
allman brothers - melissa
janis joplin - me and bobby mcgee
billy gentry - ode to billie joe
bobby darin - if i were a carpenter
the byrds - everybody's been burned
marshall tucker band - can't you see
looking glass - brandy (you're a fine girl)
loggins and messina - please come to boston
loggins and messina - danny's song
lulu - to sir with love
three dog night - easy to be hard
three dog night - out in the country
blood, sweat & tears - and when i die
blood, sweat & tears - spinning wheels
blood, sweat & tears - you've made me so very happy
led zep - going to california
led zep - that's the way
led zep - i'm gonna crawl
led zep - all my love
harry nilsson - everybody's talking
hollies - he ain't heavy, he's my brother
hollies - the air that i breathe
hollies - reflections of my life
hollies - magic woman touch
free - come together in the morning
cat stevens - oh baby it's a wild world
cat stevens - morning has broken
creedence clearwater revival - someday never comes
dion - abraham, martin & john
don mclean - american pie
fleetwood mac - black magic woman
fleetwood mac - need your love so bad
gordon lightfoot - sundown


too many to list from:
bread
simon & garfunkel
everly brothers
beatles
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Old 01-10-03, 11:48 PM
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This cool list keeps getting cooler.

Etta James' "At Last" is an awesome tune.

Bus, I think I am going to spend a Saturday downloading those tunes and trying them out.
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Old 01-11-03, 11:17 PM
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Fiver: Sam Cooke, "A Change is Gonna Come" has played about twenty times on my PC since you mentioned it.......thank you.....what a fantastic song!


I found some really good ones that some of you fellas may like, if you like this list, though these may fall under the old fogey list:

Billie Holliday- Autumn in New York
Dooley Wilson- As Time Goes By
Cat Stevens- Here Comes My Baby
Lonette McGhee- Am I Blue
Etta James- Stormy Weather
Peggy Lee- Fever
Platters- Only You
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Old 01-13-03, 11:34 PM
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Originally posted by Mistoffeleez
Angel of the Morning is by an unknown named Merilee Rush
ding ding ding ding ding! We have a winner.

I could have sworn that it was Dusty, but you got it.
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Old 01-14-03, 10:55 AM
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oh man, fiver, thanks for posting Badfinger "Day After Day"

I've literally been looking for the name of that song for about 6 months. All I really knew was the tune, no words, and know one knew what I was talking about.

some others:
Harry Nilsson "Without You'
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young "Southern Cross"
Searchers "Needles and Pins"
Zager and Evans "In the Year 2525"
Ricky Nelson "Garden Party"
Ricky Nelson "Travelin' Man"
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Old 01-16-03, 10:54 PM
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If you want a treat, check out McCann and Harris: "Compared to What." This was a nice little byproduct of the searches from the tunes listed here.

I heard this tune years ago on NPR and couldn't believe when I stumbled across it.
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I absolutely love Badfinger's rendition of "Without You" but I've never caught Harry Nilsson's version. Have you heard them both where you could compare them for me?

Since we're talking about Badfinger here, how about:

Badfinger: Carry on Til Tomorrow
Badfinger: Maybe Tomorrow
Badfinger: No Matter What (classic radio staple)
Badfinger: Give It Up

Great stuff, always

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I think Nilsson actually was the first to do "Without You." I really like the Badfinger and Mariah Carey versions for what they are, but for me, Nilsson always strikes a special tone.
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Actually Without You is a Pete Ham/Tom Evans composition I believe. I don't recall Badfinger doing a lot of other people's compositions; Paul McCartney's Come and Get It is a notable exception. I believe Nilsson covered the tune shortly after it appeared on Badfinger's No Dice. I've always wanted to hear the Nilsson version but for some reason I've never picked up one of his albums. Would it be worth my while to pick up the original album this song is from, or a compilation ?

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Cool, thanks for the info. I guess I made a wrongful assumption. Plus this just reinforces the fact that there is so much incorrect info on the net. I mean, I don't take everything I read as fact, but when the majority of people say something, I lean toward it being true. When I searched all I found was Nilsson. This time I searched a little more in depth, and found out Nilsson covered.

The two versions are just sung in a completely different manner. The Nilsson version is the one I'm used to, so, by human nature, it's the way I thought it was supposed to be sung, and since Badfinger wasn't singing it like that, I didn't like it as much. I need to listen to it like I've never even heard the song before.

I would probably just pick up a compilation.
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