Strictly Old People Music

May 13th, 2020 at 3:27:17 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Dyango (born March 5, 1940), singing a pop version of The Concierto de Aranjuez which premiered on 9 November 1940 at the Palau de la Música Catalana, in Barcelona. The author objected to people singing his guitar concierto in the 1960's and 1970s, but it has now been sung by nearly every important singer in the world.

Dyango's Spanish has a very traditional Europan accent. Compare it to Sarah Brightman's Spanish in her album released in 1997.Brassed Off is a 1996 comedy-drama featuring the tune played on the flugelhorn.



The political situation in Spain was highly charged when this piece was written and many people believe it was inspired by the bombing of Guernica. Decades later the author confessed that the inspiration was as a result of his personal life and the sadness .
May 13th, 2020 at 5:21:40 PM permalink
DRich
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I am not sure that I fit into the old person category, and I rarely listen to music and think most of it is just noise. I do like me a few folk songs by people like Gordon Lightfoot,, James Taylor and a few others.

My favorite song of all time is "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".
May 13th, 2020 at 7:01:40 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: DRich

My favorite song of all time is "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".

Mine
Blue Yodel No. 8
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
May 13th, 2020 at 8:33:36 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: DRich
I am not sure that I fit into the old person category...


You don't have to be old to post here. It's just the music has to be originally performed by old people(I was imagining older than Elvis Presley's debut album on March 23, 1956). I am open to interpretation as to what "old" means.

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" commemorated the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. The song was written less than a year later.

“Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues)”, released on February 6, 1931.


Sous le Ciel de Paris is a song initially written for the 1951 French film Sous le ciel de Paris, directed by Julien Duvivier. In the film the song was sung by Jean Bretonnière. In the same year it was recorded by Anny Gould and by Juliette Gréco. Thanks to Juliette Greco and subsequent recordings by renowned artists such as Édith Piaf and Yves Montand the song became a symbol of Paris and France for the whole world.


Yves Montand (13 October 1921 – 9 November 1991) who took Marilyn Monroes as a lover was the quintessential French movie star.

Nataly Dawn (born October 29, 1986), is an American who sings a beautiful cove of Sous le Ciel and she isn't old.
July 12th, 2020 at 12:34:46 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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A classic 1960's song by one of France's greatest beauties.



Françoise Hardy - Mon amie la rose (1965)


Françoise Hardy - My Friend the Rose (English lyrics)


Mon amie la rose - cover with Arabic instrumentation


Mon amie la rose - competitive duet for French version of "The Voice"
July 12th, 2020 at 1:06:48 PM permalink
odiousgambit
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I never participate much in making "top 10" type lists and even hesitate to name a favorite whatever as that tends to change


As far as being an 'old folks music fan', though, I fit the category


I can even enjoy the The Lawrence Welk Show, but just once in a while. 


I am influenced also by my days going to a tavern where there were a bunch of ladies who liked to punch Frank Sinatra numbers on the jukebox ~ the tavern for some reason made an effort to be sure these were on there, even though this was late 70s. These women included some up there in age a bit, but for the most part were my age or just a few years older than me. I won't go into just why these days were very nostalgic for me but I will say the nostalgia extends to Frank's music as well. 


For Lawrence Welk, when Irish tenor Joe Feeny came on this were the best episodes and this may be the best example that is preserved, 


The light at the end of the tunnel can be a freight train coming the other way!..Fleastiff
July 12th, 2020 at 2:30:50 PM permalink
terapined
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I love old music.
To me old music is roots music and I love roots music
Here's one of my all time favorite roots music
Crossroad Blues by Robert Johnson from the late 1930's
Started the whole blues movement which started rock
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
July 12th, 2020 at 2:34:16 PM permalink
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For Lawrence Welk, when Irish tenor Joe Feeny came on this were the best episodes and this may be the best example that is preserved, 


Joe Feeny sang for 25 years for Lawrence Welk beginning at the age of 26. He also has the distinction of singing for five US Presidents and performed at Carnegie Hall three times; in 1975 he sang for Pope Paul VI. Feeney, a non-smoker, died of emphysema at a hospice in Carlsbad, California on April 16, 2008 at the age 77. His family suspects he got the illness from years of exposure to second-hand smoke in clubs and casinos.

Smoking kills 480K Americans per year, with up to 40K dying from second hand smoke. COVID-19 has a ways to go before it reaches those levels.
August 24th, 2020 at 9:02:01 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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when I was a kid people said Al Hirt was the uncredited trumpet player on Bert Kaempfert's hit "wonderland by night" , that Kaempfert hogged all the publicity and didn't want to publicize Hirt. But according to the wikipedia page it was a guy named Charly Tabor; admittedly I don't think that person got much publicity out of it. Another example of how back in those days you just had to size up people and try to judge how trustworthy they were when they claimed something, it was way too hard to check things out back then.

listen for the solo interlude using a mute , if you've never heard this

The light at the end of the tunnel can be a freight train coming the other way!..Fleastiff