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John B

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alright, not difficult contest for me, at least.

1).  "Stay While the Night is Young" by Ol 55  (you mean a Tom Waits song)

kind of somewhere between the 4 Seasons and the Easy Beats.  Really good song!

2).  The Strangers, "Happy Without You"

good

3).  "Country Radio" by Gypsy Queen

mediocre   &

4). "Endless Harmony" by Bruce and some of the boys

I hate it


btw, if there is no theme, what guides people to submit extra songs? 
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Larry Franz

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btw, if there is no theme, what guides people to submit extra songs? 

Let's have David Hume partly answer that:

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IT is evident that there is a principle of connexion between the different thoughts or ideas of the mind, and that in their appearance to the memory or imagination, they introduce each other with a certain degree of method and regularity. In our more serious thinking or discourse this is so observable that any particular thought, which breaks in upon the regular tract or chain of ideas, is immediately remarked and rejected. And even in our wildest and most wandering reveries, nay in our very dreams, we shall find, if we reflect, that the imagination ran not altogether at adventures, but that there was still a connexion upheld among the different ideas, which succeeded each other. Were the loosest and freest conversation to be transcribed, there would immediately be observed something which connected it in all its transitions. Or where this is wanting, the person who broke the thread of discourse might still inform you, that there had secretly revolved in his mind a succession of thought, which had gradually led him from the subject of conversation....

Though it be too obvious to escape observation, that different ideas are connected together; I do not find that any philosopher has attempted to enumerate or class all the principles of association; a subject, however, that seems worthy of curiosity. To me, there appear to be only three principles of connexion among ideas, namely, Resemblance, Contiguity in time or place, and Cause or Effect. ["Of the Association of Ideas", An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, 1748]

Or maybe there's no reason at all.

The Bobby Fuller Four, "Let Her Dance" (from an episode of Shivaree)
youtube.com/watch?v=m6H8MQ6g5Hs


Voting:

Gold -- The Beach Boys -- Ordinarily this wouldn't get gold because of the lyrics, but it sounds good.

Silver -- Ol' 55 -- By process of elimination. They must have liked that song, although they left out the second apostrophe.

Bronze -- The Strangers -- The lead singer may have been an influence on Tom Waits.

Tin -- Country Radio -- Meh.


Tom Waits, "Ol' '55" (whoever posted the video left out one of the apostrophes too)
youtube.com/watch?v=PejBkU4-1fk

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Darren J. Ray

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Thanks a lot for the votes and comments, John B and Larry. 


John, 
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kind of somewhere between the 4 Seasons and the Easy Beats.  Really good song!

Great identification. 

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btw, if there is no theme, what guides people to submit extra songs? 

LOL! Insecurity. [biggrin] 


Larry, good to know there is another stickler for punctuation on the board. [thumb]
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Al Forsyth

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NT Week

Gold - The Beach Boys - I really like this!
Silver - The Strangers - I do like this!

Bronze - Gypsy Queen - I can barely tolerate this.
Tin - Ol’ 55 - Ugh!


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Darren J. Ray

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The first three would feature in my Top 100 records of all time.

It pains me to relegate one of them to Bronze because they would’ve gotten my Gold in every other week so far this year.

Gold - Stay (While the Night Is Still Young) (Ol’ 55 - 1977)
Brilliant record, written by Jimmy Manzie and featuring Rockpile Jones, IMO one of Australia’s greatest ever vocalists. Love the storyline. Favourite bit is the key change and then the sustained ‘STAY-YAY-YAY-YAY-YAY’ on that repeat chorus. Why couldn’t all Aussie records be this good?

Silver - Gypsy Queen (Country Radio - 1972)
Another classic, deserving of gold. Love the mandolin and harmonica, those harmonies, the beautiful melody. Another song of resignation. Radio here flogged this in ’72. A sweet, sweet memory as a child with a transistor acquired on my birthday. Written by lead singer Greg Quill (later a rock journalist for the Toronto Star) and Kerryn Tolhurst (who plays the mandolin on this). Tolhurst later wrote ‘All Fired Up’, a hit for Pat Benatar. I want that coat!

Bronze - Happy Without You (The Strangers - 1968)
Baby, Baby! Now THAT is energy. The brass, those drum fills, the bass, those voices. And then the counter melody comes in. My band do this in our ‘60s show. And we love it, not caring probably 95% of the audience have never heard the song before. The Strangers were a successful session band from Melbourne. The song was written by Kenny Laguna (later producer/collaborator with Joan Jett) and Shelley Pinz (who also co-wrote the US #1 hit ‘Green Tambourine’ for The Lemon Pipers), and originally recorded by US group The Sound Judgment. Bass player Peter Robinson heard that record and reworked it, using his own arrangement of French horns, trombone, bass trombone and strings. The vocal arrangement was inspired by ‘The Little Girl I Once Knew’ (yes, the Beach Boys’ record). The lead vocalist is Terry Walker who also plays the guitar that sounds like a siren. The band features John Farrar, who went on to join forces with Hank Marvin and Bruce Welch of the Shadows and then wrote and/or produced the majority of hits for Olivia Newton John. 

Participant - Endless Harmony (The Beach Boys - 1980)
The keyboards and Bruce’s vocal and lyrics are a bit cloying. Let’s be frank, this style is reminiscent of Toni Tennille or Neil Sedaka. But there’s no denying those harmonies. Carl’s part is the best thing on the whole dismal album. But who is singing that falsetto?

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Oh, I wouldn't see it as insecurity.  I see it as a free-pass.


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Darren, you put up 3 songs that I've never heard and one that I'd totally forgotten about.  So, after careful consideration of all three, I've come up with this ranking:

Gold:  Beach Boys for Endless Harmony.  Beautiful!  I'm guessing that is Bruce on lead vocal?  This one is definitely the golden nugget this week for me.

Silver:  Country Radio for Gypsy Queen.  Pretty good.

Bronze:  Ol' 55 for Stay (While the Night is Young).  This one is quite good.

Tin/Pewter:  The Strangers for Happy Without You.  Nah. 

My final answer (not to be changed down the road, that is).

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Wonder if Jonelle Monae's preference for misspelling words is a tribute to Prince? (Pynk)  Really catchy song, though, will have you humming or whistling it all day after one full listen.    
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Thanks a lot for the votes and comments, Al and Cindy. 

Al, what does 'NT Week' mean?

Cindy, 

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you put up 3 songs that I've never heard and one that I'd totally forgotten about


Yep. For only the second week so far this year, the week contains songs that haven't been used multiple times! Hope you enjoy our new direction. 



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Gold:  Beach Boys for Endless Harmony.  Beautiful!  I'm guessing that is Bruce on lead vocal?  


Well, it sure isn't Carl, Mike, Dennis, Brian or Al. 

Yes, it's Bruce. 

Channeling his inner Neil Sedaka.

Before Carl saves the day.

Vocally at least. 


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Al, what does 'NT Week' mean?


A few things (at least to me) but "no theme", I presume.
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Darren J. Ray

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Edit: Larry, I tried numerous times to edit the above post (#24) and delete the first part of that link so it would just appear as just the link and not the clip. It wouldn't save. It wouldn't even allow me to edit this message into the post which is why I'm posting it here. [confused][frown]
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Originally Posted by Darren J. Ray
Thanks a lot for the votes and comments, Al and Cindy. 

Al, what does 'NT Week' mean?

Cindy, 



Yep. For only the second week so far this year, the week contains songs that haven't been used multiple times! Hope you enjoy our new direction. 





Well, it sure isn't Carl, Mike, Dennis, Brian or Al. 

Yes, it's Bruce. 

Channeling his inner Neil Sedaka.

Before Carl saves the day.

Vocally at least. 


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Larry Franz

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Darren:  the answer appears to be that we shouldn't mess with the short YouTube links (the ones that have "youtu.be" instead of "www.youtube.com"). They are something Google devised to save space. If you use a short link ("youtu.be"), you'll get the full video and won't be able to change your post. The method we've been using lately to just show the link and not the video only works if you first use a standard address with "www.youtube.com", and then go back and remove what comes before the "youtube.com".

If you can't remember whether you used one of the short links in your post, you can tell by doing a right-click on the video, clicking on "Copy video URL", and then pasting what you just copied into your browser's address window -- but without clicking "return". You'll see the short format link. 

If you then hit "return", the video will come up and you'll now see the video's standard, long format address. At that point, you can save the long format address, totally delete the short format address from your link, and paste in the long address. Then you can enter your post. The whole video will show up. If you only want to show the link, you can then edit your post and remove the  "https://www.".

If you only have a short format link, you can always get the standard long link by using your short link to get the video on YouTube. After you get your video, you'll see the long link format in the address window and can copy that one into your post. (Of course, if you want to display the full video, the short link format works fine.)

Moral of story: the method we've been using lately to show links and not the videos won't work if you try to edit a short-format YouTube link (the kind that say "youtu.be").


PPS:  I used "Their Last Album" a few weeks ago. I think I'm going to do "Their First Album" next time I host. Maybe I'll use something from the first Fleet Foxes album. It's gorgeous. These are tracks 5, 6 and 7.

Fleet Foxes, "Quiet Houses"
youtube.com/watch?v=soCguHO4LCg

"He Doesn't Know Why"
youtube.com/watch?v=brZTvGIzeGg

"Heard Them Stirring"
youtube.com/watch?v=-O0y5Sb3Cjw

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   Season 1X  Week 11...D.J.R

          1)Gypsy Queen....The catchiest song in the lot..

           2)Endless Harmony....Boring then takes off

           3)Stay(While the night is young)....Kinda mediocre song but perfect bronze material...

            4)Happy Without You....Never heard of this track before.The vocalists at times sounds like the guy in Iron Butterfly's  In a Gadda da vida..


                                                                  There you have it Darren
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Lee Marshall

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Originally Posted by Cindy Hood


My final answer (not to be changed down the road, that is).

Cindy 


Cindy...pay NO attention to that 'lee' guy.  He's full 'o' fly attractant.
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