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November 14, 2018 6:58 pm  #121


Re: The Songs Oldies Radio Forgot

One of my favourites from August 1969. Duke Baxter, Everybody Knows Matilda
Also, anyone interested in the elusive Duke Baxter, here's an interesting article.
http://poparchivesblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/only-in-oz-16-duke-baxter-everybody.html



 

 

November 14, 2018 10:36 pm  #122


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I have a couple of instrumental hits in my music collection that are seldom heard anymore.  Soulful Strut by Young Holt Unlimited (1969)  and Popcorn by Hot Butter (1972).  Popcorn has an electronic sound that holds up quite well today. 

When I was in Grade Six, the local radio station would not always play the entire version of Soulful Strut because it was often played near the top of the hour and the local DJ would fade it out if it meant a late start for the news.  (Its amazing to think that at one time, newscasts aired on Top 40 stations in the evening.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBYjZTdrJlA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX1XSOzDPik
 

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November 15, 2018 11:41 am  #123


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Two of my favorite French covers by Quebec bands, both on the Citation label w lyrics by Pagliaro"






 

 

November 15, 2018 1:04 pm  #124


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You want Canadian? Oy, have I got Canadian....
The last time I went to see Valdy perform live, a few years ago, I was thrilled to learn that the years hadn't softened his political viewpoint. 

When did you last hear any of these gems on the radio?



Or, this one?



Or this?



 


 
 

November 15, 2018 5:25 pm  #125


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Just noticed that Hee Haw veteran Roy Clark passed away from pneumonia on Thursday. He was 85 and despite the cornpone TV show, he was acknowledged as a great musician.

And while he had a number of Top 40 hits, the one that got played most often on the radio in these parts also fits this "never gets heard anymore" category. 



  

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November 15, 2018 9:43 pm  #126


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re: valdy. i'm guessing he's made a few bucks from canadian oldies stations adhering to can/con. he was a mainstay on the oldies stations and networks i worked at. 

 

November 15, 2018 9:50 pm  #127


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here's a song that did well, back in the day, but was never part of the "oldies" revival. it's a true "cross-over" song that went top 5 on the c&w, easy listening, and even billboards hot 100 charts. btw, walter could pass as being from south of the mason-dixen however he was from lynn massachusetts  geo... this one's for you. 



 

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November 15, 2018 10:24 pm  #128


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the original hank wrote:

    geo... this one's for you   

Golly, I haven't been on the receiving end of a dedication since Jack Schoone's Thurs evening program on AM 1490 CKCR in 1958.    Thank you, O. Hank
 

 

November 16, 2018 12:51 am  #129


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A moderate hit from 1973 for Stealer's Wheel featuring Gerry Rafferty. It peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #12 on Canada's RPM Magazine chart. 1050 CHUM played this quite a bit during their second incarnation as an oldies station (2002-2009). It spent four weeks on the CHUM Chart and peaked at #20.


The greatest music on the planet!  http://www.classichitsonline.com
 

November 16, 2018 6:05 am  #130


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Thanks for your support SOWNY. Great selections!

 


"The radio craze ... will soon fade." - Thomas Edison, 1922
 

November 16, 2018 9:17 am  #131


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You're welcome, Dale. There's so much great music that has gone by the wayside, rarely to be heard again. The tight oldies and classic rock playlists drive me batty.
Check the violins on this beauty...



 


 
 

November 16, 2018 10:02 am  #132


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A Canadian cover from Dianne Leigh, 1970...


(the first half of the above video)

...or the original from 1966?


 


 
 

November 16, 2018 10:18 am  #133


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You know, the saddest thing in the whole wide world is to see your baby with another girl...right?

From 1963, a really cool sound...


 


 
 

November 16, 2018 10:23 am  #134


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Dial Twister wrote:

You know, the saddest thing in the whole wide world is to see your baby with another girl...right?

From 1963, a really cool sound...


 

Martin Koppel of Kopp's Records, a great Toronto vintage record store, once told me that "Sally Go Round The Roses" was one of his biggest selling 45s and he had trouble keeping it in stock. He revealed that he could never figure out why this particular tune was so big in the GTA, but his evidence indicates that it was always in demand. For whatever that's worth.

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November 16, 2018 10:58 am  #135


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RadioActive wrote:

...He revealed that he could never figure out why this particular tune was so big in the GTA...

I'm betting "Sally's" bohemian sound tickled the early 1960s Beat ear. Very coffee house. http://i50.tinypic.com/2d9o9vp.jpg

These folks on Yorkville Avenue loved it. I did too. 
https://knowyourgrinder.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/yorkville-toronto-1970s.png


 
 

November 16, 2018 11:06 am  #136


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Another one from the early 60s, folks?

1962, with a kazoo. What more could you want? And, more importantly for Dale, when did any of us last hear this on the radio?



 

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November 16, 2018 11:08 am  #137


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Loved the original Sally Go Round The Roses and I bought a cover of the song by English Folk-Rockers Pentage at Kopps in the 1980's. I still have both 45's:



 

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November 16, 2018 7:10 pm  #138


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I only heard this song ONCE...on a university radio station in the mid 70s.  I ended up recording a small snippet of it on cheap cassette that I still have to this day.  It sounds like a Night At The Opera outtake, mainly because it was produced by Freddie Mercury, with BrIan May's unmistakable guitar sound in the mix as well.




But why wasn't it a hit? 
https://manfrommanhattan.wordpress.com/
 

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November 16, 2018 7:18 pm  #139


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And one more...for instrumental lovers:


 

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November 16, 2018 8:40 pm  #140


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From 1962, Ketty (not Kitty) Lester. It grows on you. Check the piano licks...



 


 
 

November 16, 2018 8:51 pm  #141


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I heard this song for years and years and never knew its title since it was only played as fill music to TOH newscasts or as bumper music in and out of commercial breaks. Produced by George Martin -- 



 

 

November 16, 2018 11:09 pm  #142


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There are two versions of The Jaynetts recording of Sally Go Round The Roses.  The stereo version is amazing and does not sound like a 55-year-old song.  The mono version with the background organ sounds terribly dated in my opinion.  The lyrics could be interpreted in two ways. The Baby could be an ex-boyfriend or a child delivered out of wedlock.  Either way, it is a very mature song for the era, which was loaded with tunes about teenage angst.

The song hit the charts in September of 1963 and the world changed dramatically a few months later with the Kennedy assassination in November and the British music invasion led by the Beatles in 1964

 

November 17, 2018 8:10 am  #143


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Chuck99 wrote:

There are two versions of The Jaynetts recording of Sally Go Round The Roses.  The stereo version is amazing and does not sound like a 55-year-old song.

Okay, let's listen to the stereo version...



 


 
 

November 17, 2018 10:26 am  #144


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Fast forward to the other end of Dale's target range...the late 1980s. Here is a very on-topic offering - Devil's Radio, from George Harrison's 1987 "Cloud Nine" album. I've selected a version that includes the lyrics. It's even more relevant today.

Enjoy...


 


 
 

November 17, 2018 10:27 am  #145


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOhKYp_2sDE
Loving You Baby - Wednesday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=744i1GOsrlI
We've Got to Get it On Again  - Addrisi Brothers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivBqA8p9r6Q
Turn Down Day - Cyrkle
 

 

November 17, 2018 10:43 am  #146


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If this current-rotation TV commercial doesn't send you running back to Sam Cooke's amazing tunes, I don't know what will.



The original...


 


 
 

November 17, 2018 1:21 pm  #147


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barilko05 wrote:

I only heard this song ONCE...on a university radio station in the mid 70s.  I ended up recording a small snippet of it on cheap cassette that I still have to this day.  It sounds like a Night At The Opera outtake, mainly because it was produced by Freddie Mercury, with BrIan May's unmistakable guitar sound in the mix as well.




But why wasn't it a hit? 
https://manfrommanhattan.wordpress.com/
 

It's an I.R.S. (It Really Shoulda) been a hit. Great find!
 


"The radio craze ... will soon fade." - Thomas Edison, 1922
 

November 17, 2018 2:11 pm  #148


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Dial Twister wrote:

Chuck99 wrote:

There are two versions of The Jaynetts recording of Sally Go Round The Roses.  The stereo version is amazing and does not sound like a 55-year-old song.

Okay, let's listen to the stereo version...



 

Awesome, thanks.  Even the cover art on YouTube looks better.  Thanks.
 

 

November 17, 2018 3:52 pm  #149


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Dial Twister wrote:

If this current-rotation TV commercial doesn't send you running back to Sam Cooke's amazing tunes, I don't know what will.



The original...


 

The only commercial that I stop to watch and turn up the volume for.

It doesn't get any better for soundtrack selection.
 

 

November 17, 2018 3:57 pm  #150


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when many canadians think of this next song their thoughts go to a 1971 cover version by the poppy family. personally, as a kid growing up on the east coast of the u.s.a. my thoughts go to the 1967 original (plus my brother bought the 45 when it first hit the wmex airwaves). here's the original version of "no good to cry" by "the wildweeds". 

 

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