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olyve #336779 10/04/21 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by olyve
...I had no idea she was Maya Rudolph's mother! What a beautiful story.
The song IS about Maya Rudolph. Her mom wrote the song to her as a baby about the love she felt for her daughter. smile


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In another thread, there was a discussion of whistle songs. Never heard this before this morning on Jack FM Seattle. What? You don't know jack? coffee




...still looking for that other whistle song I wrote about. Still waiting to hear it on the radio. smile


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Originally Posted by pdx rick
In another thread, there was a discussion of whistle songs. Never heard this before this morning on Jack FM Seattle. What? You don't know jack? coffee




...still looking for that other whistle song I wrote about. Still waiting to hear it on the radio. smile

Billy Joel, The Stranger.
One of his better songs because he's not writing about kvetching or using Klesmer stylings, which makes my skin crawl. 🤣 eek2



But I'd like to talk about Klaus Meine...just for a moment.
When he got throat cancer, zee ozzer boys in zee band were asked if they were going to seek a new front man to replace him.
I can't find the press conference footage but I will never forget hearing Matthias Jabs:

"Klaus Meine iss zee voice of zee Scorpions. If he cannot sing, vee cannot play." 😍👍

And they're consistent like that! Kind and generous.
When I put together a dazzle reel for a disabled Army vet buddy, it was the early days of YouTube and I borrowed "Winds of Change" (time 3:20) for the soundtrack and got an email from their record label letting me know that the band members saw it and didn't hesitate to give their blessing.
Silly me, I didn't even ask because I never imagined anyone else but Jonathan's veteran buddies would ever see it....like I said, early YouTube, and I didn't think it was a big deal.
The label could have made my life Hell, but instead they were proud of it.



(SIDE NOTE: The FIRST music in the clip is an original guitar composition by a dear friend named Rick Webber titled "Stormbringer".)

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2. Name one (or two) songs you like that are totally out of your normal genre

"A Thousand Miles From Nowhere" by Dwight Yoakam.



3. Name a song “everybody” loves that leaves you cold
Pick "ALMOST" any song by Led Zeppelin. 🤮

I can't stomach Robert Plant screeching like his nuts got caught in a vice.


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Originally Posted by Ken Condon
Minnie Ripperton!

So that’s the song I was trying to remember with that high-pitched little wailing shriek she does. I simply could not remember who sang it nor the name of the song so thanks Mellow. Is it one of my favorites?

I shall leave you in suspense…….

Minnie Ripperton was one of the original stable of artists signed by Leon's SHELTER RECORDS label and she was one of the first to record at his "Church Studio" in Tulsa! 😍


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Originally Posted by Greger
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I started to think about it several times, but find it impossible to play the game, for several reasons.

I've been functionally deaf for years.

Music is mostly a memory to me. It's like food without taste...sex without climax.

Just not much point in it anymore.

Like a painting to a blind man who saw it before he went blind.

Movies are kinda useless to me too...podcasts...audiobooks...alarm clocks.

---Not even with a good set of headphones???
Oh man, El Sucko Grande!


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In case anybody cares, singing in whistle register is not whistling, it’s singing in a very high range that is achievable normally only by whistling.


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Originally Posted by logtroll
You be the judge.

My high school counselor was an early member of the group.

Was he also pissed off that Lindsay used The Wrecking Crew
for "Indian Reservation?"

See? You can't get away from Leon! He's EVERYWHERE! 🤣


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Or, at least, the Wrecking Crew is. Those guys were everywhere.


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Originally Posted by olyve


This is not my style (oh shoot everything is my style) but it makes me grin and sometimes even dance a little. I love each and everyone of these guys

*************

I love The Traveling Wilburys, even though thinking about them makes me get a little choked up.
Losing everyone except Dylan (knock on wood) is a little tough to take.
Roy Orbison, George Harrison and most recently Tom Petty, a little too tough to take sometimes.
I wanted all of them to be right there with Keith Richard, almost immortal.

Did any of you guys ever read what Dylan said about Roy Orbison's singing?
All I can say is "WOW!" .... check this out!

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“I was always fishing for something on the radio. Just like trains and bells, it was part of the soundtrack of my life.
I moved the dial up and down and Roy Orbison's voice came blasting out of the small speakers.
His new song, "Running Scared," exploded into the room.
Orbison, though, transcended all the genres - folk, country, rock and roll or just about anything. His stuff mixed all the styles and some that hadn't even been invented yet. He could sound mean and nasty on one line and then sing in a falsetto voice like Frankie Valli in the next. With Roy, you didn't know if you were listening to mariachi or opera. He kept you on your toes. With him, it was all about fat and blood. He sounded like he was singing from an Olympian mountaintop and he meant business.
One of his previous songs, "Ooby Dooby" was deceptively simple, but Roy had progressed. He was now singing his compositions in three or four octaves that made you want to drive your car over a cliff.
He sang like a professional criminal.
Typically, he'd start out in some low, barely audible range, stay there a while and then astonishingly slip into histrionics. His voice could jar a corpse, always leave you muttering to yourself something like, "Man, I don't believe it."
His songs had songs within songs.
They shifted from major to minor key without any logic. Orbison was deadly serious - no pollywog and no fledgling juvenile.
There wasn't anything else on the radio like him.”


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