Favorite "Oldies" (how ever you define it)

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  • @ustaknow Jan 2018

    The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running (official video)


  • @ampersandman  Jan 2018

    The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon (no need to link it up I guess)
    It's just soo well written. I'll never get tired of it.

  • @metalfoot  Jan 2018

    The Hollies - Bus Stop
    The Rascals - How Can I Be Sure

  • @ustaknow Jan 2018

    Ron Davies - It Ain't Easy


    [ Hey @billwhite51 😀 hahahaha Nashville or Tacoma? ]

  • @frey Jan 2018

    Françoise Hardy - Tous les garçons et les filles


  • @andygetch  Jan 2018

    I guess that would be some of the songs I regularly perform (and in no particular order) EDIT 1/5/18
    The Beatles - A Day In The Life, I Saw Her Standing There
    Big Star - The Ballad of El Goodo
    The Kinks - Celluloid Heroes
    Leonard Cohen - Bird On The Wire, Anthem, Everybody Knows
    John Prine - Hello In There, She Is My Everything
    Johnny Cash - The Man In Black
    U2 - New Years Day, A Sort of Homecoming, The Unforgettable Fire, Bad, Running To Stand Still, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Exit, Walk On, Kite, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
    Tom Petty - American Girl, Insider, Dreamville, The Last DJ, Can't Stop The Sun
    The Replacements - Here Comes A Regular, Satisfied, Skyway,
    Paul Westerberg - Even Here We Are
    Simon & Garfunkel - The Sounds Of Silence
    Woody Guthrie - Hobo's Lullaby
    Rodney Crowell - I Know Love Is All I Need
    Bruce Springsteen - For You, Born To Run, Devils and Dust, Jack Of All Trades
    The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses, You Can't Always Get What You Want
    Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone, Every Grain of Sand, Maggies Farm
    The Who - The entire Quadrophenia album

  • @chipwithrow  Jan 2018

    I have heard @andygetch perform a bunch of those!
    I got re-acquainted recently with U2's Joshua Tree. 30 years old - wow!
    My favorite semi-obscure oldie lately has been Men Without Women by Little Steven (from the E Street Band) and the Disciples of Soul.

  • @cts  Jan 2018

    Carly Simon - Letters Never Sent
    LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
    Van Morrison - Moondance
    The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta, Ghost in the Machine
    The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
    Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain Deluxe Edition

  • @spinhead  Jan 2018

    I Can See Clearly — Johnny Nash's cover; I'll never tire of the keyboards on that

    Redneck Friend — Jackson Browne; atypical goofy tune I discovered in my earliest listening to rock music (I came late to the game from the Wisconsin north woods)

    Stuck in the Middle with You — Stealer's Wheel was really Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan taking turns being each other's backup; each sang their own songs and rarely shared lead vocals. Rafferty is one of my songwriting heroes; come forward to City to City and about half the album is superlative, making me forgive the few mediocre tunes. (SW's Ferguslie Park is a great album too.)

    And for real old, I grew up listening to the harmonies of groups like The Seekers. Few groups ever came close to the casual tightness of "The Good Apples" and "Colors". '65 or '66 I think.

    When I had a cover band we did a swing version of "Hey, Good Lookin'" which still does it for me (and we should back that single with "Settin' the Woods on Fire" and since it's

  • @roadreg Jan 2018

    'Wichita Lineman' (the version performed by Glen Campbell).

  • @chipwithrow  Jan 2018

    @cts - Moondance is one of my absolute favorites! Every song is a classic. I dig his Astral Weeks a whole lot, too. And he's still making good music.
    @spinhead - Those Hank Williams classics are a staple for me. First heard them on vinyl, listening to my dad's records in our basement when I was a kid. I listen to his blues collection quite often.
    Van Morrison and Hank Williams are in my top 10, maybe top 5, of songwriting influences.
    Recently, I've also been listening to the Grateful Dead's studio albums - very underrated. In my early Deadhead days I mainly listened to live recordings, and I'll admit that I felt (like a lot of fans) that the studio albums were vastly inferior.

  • @andygetch  Jan 2018

    @chipwithrow I was wondering why you hadn't mentioned the Dead in the first post 😀.

  • @scottlake  Jan 2018

    Riverman by Nick Drake is quite lovely.
    Most of Damn the Torpedoes by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Most of Apollo Atmospheres by Brian and Roger Eno and Daniel Lanois
    All U2 except whatever that Zoo album was. Don’t own that one and never will.

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2018

    Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me Not To Come
    Bob Dylan - Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
    Black Sabbath - War Pigs
    Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday
    T. Rex - The Slider
    The Band - The Weight
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down on the Corner
    John Prine - Sam Stone
    The Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
    Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
    Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood

  • @chipwithrow  Jan 2018

    @scottlake - I love, love, love Damn the Torpedoes. Check out the extended version - bonus tracks that are just as good as the ones on the record.
    @johnstaples - I heard In the Air Tonight on the radio the other day. I've heard it thousands of times but this time I really listened - what a cool song. I was thinking it would be fun to do an acoustic guitar version.

  • @ianuarius  Jan 2018

    Hell, the comment box is too small. 😁

    Redbone - Come And Get Your Love

    Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street

    Jethro Tull - Velvet Greeen

    Gotta get back to this later...

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2018

    @ianuarius, Velvet Green is such a great song...that whole album is one of my favorites!

  • @johnstaples  Jan 2018

    @chipwithrow, that would be very interesting...maybe get someone to play bongos or some sort of drum for the climax.

  • @edwardsmusic Jan 2018

    Oh boy.
    The Beatles - A Day in the Life, Dear Prudence; hell, practically everything from 1966-1970
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here, Brain Damage/Eclipse
    Bob Dylan - Forever Young
    Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love, Suspicious Minds
    The Residents - Rest Aria
    Jandek - When the Telephone Melts
    David Bowie - "Heroes"
    Nancy Sinatra - These Boots are Made for Walking
    ABBA - The Visitors
    The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses

  • @sph  Jan 2018

    I rediscovered this gem for me:
    King Crimson - Starless
    Has everything from melodic intro, balladesque song and tensionbuilding instrumental section and THAT bass...

  • @oldlostjohn  Jan 2018

    Ten old (and I mean old) favourites:

    Bessie Smith - Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out
    Blind Blake - Rope Stretchin' Blues
    Blind Lemon Jefferson - See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
    Blind Willie Johnson - Soul of a Man
    Skip James - Devil Got My Woman
    Mississippi John Hurt - Louis Collins
    Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Words
    Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie - When the Levee Breaks
    Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit
    C M Bellman - Märk Hur Vår Skugga

  • @stacyswinford2015 Jan 2018

    @johnstaples The Weight is my all time favorite song. And John Prine, pretty much all of them are great. He is such a great songwriter.

  • @alboe Jan 2018

    @sph ,
    That is such a fantastic piece of music.
    I can still remember hearing this for the first time, I must have been 14 years old.
    Shook my world, and indeed THAT bass.

  • @oddbod  Jan 2018

    Mel Torme - Gloomy Sunday
    Pluto Shervington- Your Honour

    That’ll do nicely

  • @spinhead  Jan 2018

    @oldlostjohn The last year I lived in Texas I discovered that the nearby hamlet of Wortham was where Blind Lemon Jefferson was buried. Went there and discovered that they don't really know where, so there's a marker (put up long after his death) but it's not really at his grave.

  • @monty  Jan 2018

    Time After Time -Cyndi Lauper
    Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
    Crazy On You - Heart

  • @fuzzy  Jan 2018

    Fats Waller, "Have A Little Dream On Me" is definitely one of my favourite songs.

  • @candle Jan 2018

    Interstellar Overdrive & Careful With That Axe, Eugene - Pink Floyd or the entire In The Court Of The Crimson King Album (King Crimson) comes to mind when I need some inspiration. Tho, any Beatles or Stones gets me into a groove… and when my generational angst is getting too much, I bust out Pearl Jam's Ten.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @jamkar  Jan 2018

    Thelonious Monk - Misterioso
    Moody Blues - Days of Future Past
    Wes Montgomery - Smokin at the Half Note
    The Doors - Morrison Hotel
    Bob Dylan - Tangled Up in Blues
    Super Session - Al Kooper, Stephen Stills, Mike Bloomfield

  • @spinhead  Jan 2018

    @candle I love the wild variance between "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "I Talk to the Wind." That whole album is a study in contrasts, in excess for a purpose. Doesn't hurt to have brilliant musicianship and Sinfield's lyrics that are worthy of a movie.

  • @candle Jan 2018

    @spinhead , yeah the dynamics on the album (even within single songs) are amazing. And you're right about the musicianship. My favourite quote about the album comes from Pete Townshed (of all people), he called the album a modern masterpiece.

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @fuzzy  Jan 2018

    @candle ; ITCOTCK is a great album, especially "21st Century...", but I much prefer "Lizard" if I'm looking for inspiration.

  • @candle Jan 2018

    @fuzzy I have to admit that Lizard is the one Crimson album I never really could get into. Not sure why…

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @nancyrost  Jan 2018

    The Stylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand New

  • @nikke88 Jan 2018

    Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson

  • @charliecheney  Jan 2018

    Wonderful feelings of love to come still swell in me whenever I hear Miracles by Jefferson Airplane. Good god Marty Balin's vocal and the swirling counter vocals reduce me to a tearful mess.

  • @oldlostjohn  Jan 2018

    @spinhead That almost seems to be the general rule for many of the old bluesmen's burial sites. Some of them are apparently resting in several different places!

  • @klaus  Jan 2018

    Anything by the Doors, but especially The End. 😞

  • @brrrse  Jan 2018

    Ray Charles - Georgia on my mind
    Louis Armstrong - Miss New Orleans
    and Chim-chiminy from Mary Poppins.

  • @brrrse  Jan 2018

    @oldlostjohn I love that list of yours. Mighty nice one.

  • @spinhead  Jan 2018

    @oldlostjohn Well, that's always possible . . .

  • @bking  Jan 2018

    Jefferson Airplane - Lather
    Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
    Santana - Sampa Pa Ti
    Roy Buchanan - The Messiah Will Come Again
    Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (the whole album)
    Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Lucky Man
    Black Sabbath - Iron Man
    Cat Stevens - Moon Shadow
    David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (whole album)

  • @bking  Jan 2018

    Joni Mitchell - Sex Kills
    The Who - Love Reign O'er Me
    Yes - Close To The Edge
    Aretha Franklin - R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

    and many, many more.

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