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06-02-2001, 07:15 PM
So far today old_geezer has admitted to being 55 and left-handed. :eek:
While waiting for the other shoe (sometimes I think I have three left feet) to drop, I thought I'd show my age again by strolling down memory lane with some of the songs I remember. In no particular order;

1. Turn the Page by Bob Seeger and the Silver Bullit Band.
2. Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkle
3.I Am..I Said by Neil Diamond
4. Sweet Baby James and Fire and Rain by James Taylor
5.Country Roads by John Denver.

Before you skewer me for #5, the first time I heard it was in Viet Nam as I sat waiting for the plane that would take me back to America. It will always hold a special meaning to me. :D

06-02-2001, 07:37 PM
According to John Proctor, I don't know any songs, just one note.
That one note being that "Marty Sucks"

Does this post now make this a football post?:D

Honestly, though, "I Am, I Said" is one one my favorites.
"You Don't Have to Call me Darling" is another.

California Injun
06-02-2001, 09:06 PM
Kung Fu Fighting!!!

"They were funky China men, from funky China Town.

They chopping them up, they were chopping them down."

Turning Japenese is another cult favorite on the art of self-love.

06-02-2001, 09:55 PM
memory lane stroll.......

1) Who'll Stop The Rain- Creedence Clearwater Revival
2) Homeward Bound-Simon & Garfunkel
3) Lord, it's Hard To Be Humble- Mac Davis
4) American Pie- Don McLean (don't know if anyone has figured out that song yet)
5)Eve of Destruction- Barry McGuire
6) Share The Land- The Guess Who

just a few of my favorites that i grew up listening to.......


06-02-2001, 10:15 PM
From the 'heyday' od about 1972--

"Seasons In The Sun" - Terry Jacks -- Somewhat embarassed....
"Brandy" - Looking Glass
"Candy Man" - Sammy Davis, Jr (!) -- This was a huge hit at the time. for those too young...

So many more but can't remember....Most of these bad boys can be found on the "Have A Nice Day!" compilations....

06-02-2001, 10:17 PM
American Pie by Don Mclean. American pie was the name of the plane that crashed.

KS Smitty
06-02-2001, 10:19 PM
These are the top 5 at the Smitty house:

1. Pink Floyd (almost anything, but Dark Side, Wish You Were Here and the Wall are probly top 3)
2. Free Bird-(and most any of the old Skynerd)
3. David Allen Coe-(Rides Again whole album)
4. Turn the Page _(and many other Segar tunes)
5. The Way I Feel Tonite-Bay City Rollers-"our song" from 1977

This doesn't scratch the surface....the Smitty's luv lots of music.

California Injun
06-02-2001, 10:20 PM

"Oh. Lord its hard to be humble. When you're perfect in every way"

"I can't wait to look in the mirror. 'Cause I get better looking each day."

"To know me is to love me. I must be a helluva man!"

Oh Lord, it's hard to be humble. But I'm doing the best that I can!"

Thanks for jogging my memory on this awesome song.

KS Smitty
06-02-2001, 10:24 PM
I used to have a girlfriend
but I guess that she couldn't compete
with all of these love-starved women
who keep throwing themselves at my feet

California Injun
06-02-2001, 10:28 PM
I guess you can say I'm egotisical.
Hell, I don't even know what that means.
Who cares I never get lonely.
Cause I treasure my own company.

06-02-2001, 10:35 PM

I have a copy of that record believe it or not...

Still play that every once in a while just for the laughs...

"Some folks say that I'm egotistical,
Hell I don't even know what that means,
I guess that has something to do with
The way that I fill out my skin-tight blue jeans......"


06-02-2001, 10:39 PM

"I used to have me a girlfriend
but I guess that she couldn't compete
with all of these love-starved women
who keep clamoring at my feet

I bet i could find me another,
But i guess they're all in awe of me,
Who cares I never get lonely.
Cause I treasure my own company.

KS Smitty
06-02-2001, 10:46 PM

My folks have it too. My brother was Vp of a company that serviced jukeboxes and pinball machines back when. We used to go to the shop about every quarter and pick through the 45's that were no longer hot. When we were at Mom's Mother's Day we played about 8 hours of 45's of thier stereo. My kids were in a time warp. Personally I loved it.

06-02-2001, 10:48 PM
Hard Days Night
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (I will stop, anything by the Beatles)
Chicago's Reprise
Santana Abraxas
Born to Be Wild
Dark Side of the Moon
The Wall
R E S P E C T talk about what you mean to me - Aretha
Sittin by the Dock of Bay - watching the tiiide washing away (Billy Joe Royal - I believe)
Ben - Michael Jackson (I hated that song)
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Chantilly Lace (The Big Bopper - I think)

How about Groups
Diana Ross and the Supremes
Mammas and the Pappas
Three Dog Night
Jefferson Airplane

45 and Right handed

06-02-2001, 10:49 PM
Here goes:

1) No one can beat James Taylor....the man went through hell to be where he is now. All of his songs are from doing Heroin and all the drugs he could, but clean now what how many years?? What a wonderful man and entertainer. He deserves MUCH respect now as an entertainer and a man.

2) Simon and Garfunkel are just classic.

3) Who can put down or say anything bad about The Eagles?? They are too good....Peaceful Easy Feeling.

4) Dan Folgerberg...nothing more to say.(except the spelling of his name)

5) Boston........THE BEST ROAD TRIP MUSIC OF THE 70's-80's

06-02-2001, 10:53 PM
Satisfaction by the Stones, Soul and Inspiration by the Righteous Brothers, always like to hear Kansas City, by Wilbur Harrison, just to name a few.

06-02-2001, 11:00 PM
I think that the Eagles are just simply boring.

KS Smitty
06-02-2001, 11:04 PM
Too bad AustinChief can't hook us up with a sound system. :D Man there has been some excellent music mentioned and more yet to be. Jethro Tull, Linda Ronstadt, And yes, Tommykat the Eagles, saw them at Arrowhead in 1978, first Summerjam, with Dan Fogelberg, Little River Band, and Ronstadt. It woulda been the best except for the sorority sister that dumped her drink all over and then put her feet on my seat and apologized with a mouthful of ham sandwich. Te ultimate bummer tho.... her and her friends tried to outsing Linda and did a pisspoor job of it. The best and worst concert of my life.;)

California Injun
06-02-2001, 11:05 PM

It's been a l-o-n-g time since I heard that song.

Thanks for the accuracy update.

The Eagles were a great Summer band. Kinda like the Beach Boys without the surfboards.

06-02-2001, 11:10 PM
I get a lot of Satisfaction from REO.........Riding the storm out..
Ha, you ole man, I fessed up to my age are you sure you did?:p

06-03-2001, 05:34 AM

Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay was by Otis Redding. I can't believe I left that one out of my recollections. :confused:

For some reason the mention of the Eagles reminded me of a song that my friends and I would listen to constantly when we drove to the Lake of the Ozarks for our weekend relaxation. Does anyone else remember "Grooving....On a Sunny Afternoon" by the Young Rascals ? :cool:

06-03-2001, 06:43 AM
I am younger than most of you. Although I enjoy the "oldies" you have listed, here is a classic from my childhood...

Mr. Roboto (sp)

Bob Dole
06-03-2001, 07:55 AM
Bob Dole's earliest memories of turning on the music himself were "Shaboom Shaboom" by the Crew Cuts and Jim Lowe's "Green Door."

Then Bob Dole progressed to "novelty" music... Zoot Fenster's "<a href="http://www.snopes2.com/business/hidden/sears.htm">The Man on Page 602</a>," Loudon Wainwright III's "Dead Skunk," Ray Steven's "Guitarzan." (Don't ask why...Bob Dole can't explain it.)

Then on to Grand Funk Railroad, Focus, Edgar Winter Group, Deep Purple, Bachman Turner Overdrive.

Passed on the whole disco thing and went with UFO, Blue Oyster Cult, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Van Halen. A card carrying member of General Max Floyd's Rock 'n Roll Army.

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Ahhh...the memories of Dick and Jay in the Morning, Skid Roadie, Vaughn Mac, Randy Moffitt, Tana Guthrie, Randy Raley, Paul Fredrocks, Katy McGuckkin, and Genral Gridlock's traffic reports (even if Bob Dole was 100 miles from the traffic he was reporting...)

And it will always and forever in Bob Dole's mind be <b>Barney Elvis Plaza</b>.

Time to break out the HippoWear!

06-03-2001, 08:17 AM
I went to Summer Jam where Nugent and REO headlined...'77?

Oh, the memories.

First 45 I bought was the theme to Rockford Files. Bless my grandama, I must've played that song 5000 times in a row.

06-03-2001, 01:05 PM
Geez -- can't disagree with your selections, but how about:

1) Life is a rock, but the radio rolled me
2) The streak
3) Amos Moses
4) KoKo Joe
5) Taxi
6) The theme from "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World"

06-03-2001, 01:11 PM
Guess the name of this tune:

I had 3 kids, you had 8;
we had another, the dog had a pup
I wish you'd come home dear without you ain't livin
Your kids and mine are beatin' ours up.........................

06-03-2001, 04:22 PM

I haven't a clue as to the song you are referring to. Maybe some of the other posters on this BB are more musically adept than I.

I'll ask another question I don't have the answer to - There was a song written many years ago about the "perfect country song". I believe it went something to the effect of
I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison...
Before I could get to the station in my pickup truck
She got run over by a danged ole train.

What was the name of the song and who sang it? :confused:

Bob Dole
06-03-2001, 04:45 PM
That's David Allan Coe's <i>You Never Even Called Me By My Name</i>, geezer.

Zebedee DuBois
06-03-2001, 06:36 PM
Goin'back a ways, when disco was tryin' to kill rock, I started listening to:

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Buy for me the rain, my darlin'
Ozark Mountain Daredevils - If you want to get to heaven ?
Asleep at the Wheel
Red Clay Rambler - Merchants Lunch

whilst still gettin' down to:

Deep Purple - My Woman from Tokyo
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends..
Moody Blues - Ride my SeeSaw
Pink Floyd


06-03-2001, 07:07 PM
Let's see....
Lost my 'you know what' to 'Frampton Comes Alive' , the song, I believe, was 'I'm in you, You're in me" (how weird is THAT??)

Free Bird - Skynard
Rippling Waters- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
anything Charlie Daniels or Marshall Tucker (my tastes have changed)
Dan Fogleberg.... hey, i'm a chick, what can I say.

earliest memories of listening to the radio....
Bridge over Troubled Waters- S&G
Love grows where my Rosemary goes.... does anyone even remember that one??
God Bless the Child- & Spinning Wheel- Blood Sweat & Tears
Proud Mary - CCR
wow, I feel old.

06-03-2001, 08:10 PM
I am a huge music lover. I have composed over 250 songs myself.
I learned to play guitar as an attendant at an all-night gas station in '79. I taught myself to play out of the COMPLETE BEATLES song book and have never regretted learning all the chords to "Michelle" and "It's only Love."
My biggest musical hero is Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. I adore his music and I have ever since I first heard it as a small child. To this day I cry when I hear "Don't Worry Baby" or "Warmth of the Sun."
My earlist memories are of Bobby Vinton crooning "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" and Dean Martin singing "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime."
Favorite music movie: Hard Days Night.

06-03-2001, 08:14 PM

I remember them all, I don't feel old I remember the 50s tunes as well as the others and I was only 4 in 59 great music sticks with you.

Bob Dole
06-03-2001, 09:06 PM
Speaking of Frampton, Cathy... Bob Dole has 2 tickets to Frampton/Journey/John Waite next Friday, that are probably going to go to waste.

Feel like driving to Dallas?

KS Smitty
06-03-2001, 09:20 PM
Cathy reminded me of some other "hot" music....Bat Outta Hell, Meatloaf and ZZ Top are some of the best. Novelty tunes were mentioned and Bony Fingers by Hoyt Axton and Put Another Log on the Fire by Tompall and the Glaser Brothers were 2 of my favorites. Musical Movies, I liked Hard Days Night but Yellow Submarine was cool and The Wall was extreme. Went to the Nugent-Reo Summer Jam, Heck of a t-storm when they played Ridin the Sotrm Out...Excellent. My toes are tappin now.

06-03-2001, 10:22 PM
Thanks for the offer Mr. Dole, but I'll be in Kimberling City Mo skiing on Tablerock Lake next Friday. Otherwise I'd fly down and go with ya- and make a stop at Unlce Julio's for some mexican food!
BTW- I have a call in to my ticket guy- I'll e-mail when I hear something.

06-03-2001, 11:06 PM
My favorite oldies are from ol' Frankie.

It Happened in Monterey
Old Devil Moon
Anything Goes
Summer Wind
New York
Swingin' Down the Lane...

Still use Frankie to this day as a measuring stick for dates. Put him on, watch the reaction. If I get a roll of the eyes, they get kicked to the curb!!!

California Injun
06-03-2001, 11:16 PM
Is that with or without cement shoes?

06-03-2001, 11:55 PM
Why with cement shoes of course!

Mom's maiden name is Genovese. Any more questions tough guy?!?!?


06-04-2001, 07:58 AM
A trick question geez..... one of many verses of "Where oh Where are you tonite"? I wish I had a compilation of those from HeeHaw, I could sell them in Branson for a mint.

06-04-2001, 08:04 AM
Well, all I can remember is the 'chorus'......

Where oh where are you tonite?
Why did you leave me here all alone?? (major twang going on)
I searched the world over and I thought I'd found true love,
You met another and pphhhtthhhh (raspberry) you were gone!!

Jr and LuLu.... what memories!!!

Hey Grandpa, what's for supper??!!

06-04-2001, 08:45 AM
an old lady next door(before we moved to the farm when i was 5) used to pay me with popsickles to sing Steven Foster songs while she played the piano....i rember she was nice, smelled funny, and sang like a screeching cat caught in a fan belt...her daughter told my mom a few years ago that she still had a pic i had colored when i was 3 hanging on her wall when she died at 101.

dad used to play Johnny Horton...battle of new orleans etc..., Hank Williams, mac davis(i liked "rodeo clown" best) etc....still like all that old whiney country that makes most of you howl. He used to sing "hard to be humble" all the time....and "bird of paradise?" and "whose gonna feed them hogs" by tom t hall when it was time to chore...clever now that i think about it.

David Allen Coe....is great.

I used to like a record that had "dead skunk" Jose Quervo(before i knew what it was)..songs like that.

mom played aldo nova, paul revere and the raiders, the turtles, beetles...stuff like that while cleaning the house..

The first song I remember really liking on the radio was "rhinestone cowboy"

Bob Dole...who wouldn't like a song with versus like "you got your dead rabbit and your dead raccoon, the blood and the guts their gonna make you swoon"

Bob Dole
06-04-2001, 08:57 AM
Good point, Iowanian.

Bob Dole just hadn't put it all in the proper perspective.

Lightning Rod
06-04-2001, 09:59 AM
The Monkees "(I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone

For those of you that remember 45s, I got that one off the back of a cereal box.

06-04-2001, 10:01 AM
I prefer Minor Threat's version of that one, RCG :)

Lightning Rod
06-04-2001, 10:08 AM

Don't think I have heard it.

06-04-2001, 10:16 AM
Here's a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/clipserve/B000000JO3001014/104-8983678-7597532">link</a> to a snipit of their version (NOTE: crappy recording from Amazon's site in Real Audio)

Minor Threat = Punk as F***! :cool:

Mark M
06-04-2001, 10:56 AM
The first song that I remember really listening to was Paul McCartney and Wings "Band on the Run." It was the first album I ever got (I was like 6 at the time). Still have the record, and it still skips on the part where Paul sings "rabbits on the run".

Other than that, most of my early music listening involved my dad's albums, thus my love for the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Rolling Stones, etc.

~~Born in the wron decade.