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Darren J. Ray

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Gold - You Always Hurt the One You Love (The Mills Brothers - 1944)
It’s a standard. Ringo even sang it. I was more familiar with this… 



Silver - Wildwood Flower (The Carter Family - 1929)
Respect, but this rustic recording doesn’t do much for me. Here is the family many years later, featuring Maybelle, singing lead this time, with daughters Anita (top harmony), Helen (middle harmony) and June (on the autoharp)… 


Bronze - I’ll Be There (The Jackson 5 - 1970)

It’s a pity Pariah Carey and the vocal gymnastics guy totally ruined this song for me. It was sickly enough already. Anyway, I prefer the Bobby Darin song that Gerry had a hit with… 


Participant - You’re in Love (video version) (Wilson Phillips - 1991)

‘Hold On’ was a big hit. This didn’t even chart here, and I can’t recall ever hearing it before. The audio isn’t great on this clip, and the lyrics are depressing anyway. Their songs and sound were just a bit meh to me. Surely the money spent on making these type of records could have been sent to the homeless instead. ‘Naked and Sacred’ was a hit for Chynna here in 1995. I think the video is what is referred to as ‘soft porn’… 

 

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Hi Al. It is quiet around here. I do miss the old party days.


A brother and sister that have been performing together their whole lives.




And another brother-sister combination that should still be creating excellent stuff together.




Then there's this, the Stone family.




Darren, I remember the Wilson Phillips entry well, but not that Chyna Phillips contraption she calls a song. Would you need a lukewarm bath to keep those candles going? Hard to find a place to put your soap, washcloth, razor, loofah and other necessary bathing implements. Clearly not as much fun as it looks.




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Originally Posted by John B

Love the Roches but my gosh, what a false premise.  They must have different media sources than me...  

Maybe they were being hopeful. Or trying to make everyone good by singing that song. Then again, it came out 30 years ago.


Jan and Dean -- "Move Out Little Mustang" and "Anaheim, Azuza & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review and Timing Association"
youtube.com/watch?v=Pj91PQdTTE0

youtube.com/watch?v=G5IzD4HrHhM


The Staves -- "I'm On Fire" (Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor from England) 
youtube.com/watch?v=yYHfBWOzzUw

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The Al and Larry show goes on hiatus - we've allowed others in [cool]  He remains cool.  Always good things coming in from the Larry side. Yes to Anaheim Azusa.  

Bonnie joins the party.  Yes to Sly and the Family Stone!!!

Darren and Cindy thanks for the votes, songs and comments.

Another family group:

Sly and Company celebrating I Want To Take You .../Hey Music Lover


Evolution of Jacksons

Some Andrews Sisters:
youtube.com/watch?v=Xe2UXccid40


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Darren J. Ray

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Nice to see the Lennon Sisters on here. I'm a fan. I've been wanting to use them in a week for a few years, but I've yet to find clips that aren't either live, have a lot of talking on them or are albums. 

Gotta love Lawrence Welk's accent.

Here are the four originals, as per the clip above, singing in 2013. 

From left, Kathy, Janet, Peggy and Dianne. 

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Al Forsyth

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Darren,

Quite a story about them.  Vocal Hall of Fame honorees?  Lawrence paid them union scale - he was a task-master:
https://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-lawrence-welk-19920519-20160516-snap-story.html
I NEVER watched the show growing up - and that may be why ^^^^^

Only two were brothers of course, but incredible sound and legacy:


Bonnie - The White Stripes vid was incredible.  The Broods - a little weird/scary. 
So, in keeping things creepy/scary with PC and their real names Patience and Prudence. Same song as above but they had the hit:

Why Elvis and company had to come around ^^^^

Okay back to the REAL artists this week

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So back to the Carter Family.  Will any artists that are out now in this modern era be looked back at as this groundbreaking and iconic?  Time will tell.  The story is one of hard work and some amazing talent.  Mother Maybelle, as she would affectionately be known by was groundbreaking in her guitar playing and you can hear it happening on Wildwood Flower.  That is one guitar player playing the melody line with her thumb and "scratching" the chord structure with her fingers.  The Carter scratch.  I almost used the version that Darren has referred to but not the original band.  It was Maybelle and daughters.  The original group is very interesting:
http://bcyesteryear.com/node/674
They do look like Bonnie, Bonnie and Clyde here (please take that in the right way to our Bonnie).  Sara and Maybelle were cousins but married into the Carter family.  A. P. was a bit like Woody Guthrie (couldn't write or read music but went around archiving - essentially taking the music that was out there and calling it their own).  
So...
https://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-carter-family-mn0000051910/biography
Their music: Sara and Maybelle

The music was the healer (check the lightening bolt story)

Maybelle, June and Johnny along with Carter Sisters 
Maybelle has some of the most interesting eyes (guitar playing always amazing)

youtube.com/watch?v=cJKxRFFDJrE
Original version:
youtube.com/watch?v=DcvWrxrNk4k
June on lead (with Anita)

Maybelle on the CLASSIC album Will The Circle Be Unbroken. Keep On The Sunny Side

And her album - lot of autoharp

Nice piece about country origins and the Carter Family is here!

They're in the beginning but watch to the end to see Maybelle and Sara real picking!

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Old songs of love from Johnnie, Joe, Ike, Tina, Dick, Dee Dee, Paul, Paula, Don and Phil, or whatever their names were.

Johnnie & Joe -- "Over the Mountain, Across the Sea"  (1957, Johnnie Louise Richardson and Joe Rivers)
youtube.com/watch?v=sDpzLIeCYSc

Ike & Tina Turner -- "A Fool In Love" (1960, Izear Luster Turner Jr. and Anna Mae Bullock before the marriage)
youtube.com/watch?v=0ky_Y1v94rM

Dick & Dee Dee -- "The Mountain's High" (1961, Richard Gosting, who later became Dick St. John, and Mary Sperling, who later became Dee Dee Sperling)
youtube.com/watch?v=LU2rjoSXI34

Paul & Paula -- "Hey Paula" (1963, Ray Hildebrand and Jill Jackson)
youtube.com/watch?v=e7w3traHbTU


Don and Phil from their first album A Date With the Everly Brothers (1960, Isaac Donald Everly and Phillip Jason Everly)

"Love Hurts"
youtube.com/watch?v=5a_7kk13Mkg

"Lucille"
youtube.com/watch?v=8UlUEsIxpn8

A singer by any other name would sing as sweetly.

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Al and Larry show resumes:

Where were you in 62/3?  
How about 69?

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Get your happy feet on this morning.  Self titled band - but not a REAL family.  The best bands, though, feel like family to each other:

Even Jokers have problems:
youtube.com/watch?v=aRDHYmJs08o

Touring this summer.

More on The Jacksons upcoming.

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Hi Al -- You remembered that "Paul & Paula"! And who knew Snoopy played such great harmonica?

"Indian Lake" by the Cowsills could have been one of Al's songs on a Beach Boys album around the same time (1968)(minus the Hollywood Indian noises at 2:17).
youtube.com/watch?v=LamGZpIk5bo

Peter, Bjorn & John -- "Young Folks" (2007)(they're Swedish)
youtube.com/watch?v=Dpv5G0747V4

Brian Eno + David Byrne -- "Solo Guitar With Tin Foil" from My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1981)(not Swedish)
youtube.com/watch?v=473c6Ys-YOw

Two from Lily & Madeleine (Jurkiewicz -- probably not a great stage name)

"Sounds Like Somewhere"
youtube.com/watch?v=j04v1PRMJT8

"Can't Admit It"
youtube.com/watch?v=2SjK1gZ6wt8

On with the show.


PS:  That Everly Brothers cover of "Lucille" from yesterday is terrific.

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Once I played these through completely several times, I realized they were four great songs, not just good ones.  In addition, all have personal resonance to me, so practically impossible to determine order.  Am I saying 'the songs my dad loved' are better than the ones my Mom loved, or that I loved as a kid only a little younger than Michael, or Brian's kids, sorry, great harmony, but your great song doesn't meet muster.    But, for purposes of the contest, I'll do my best.

public service announcement first.  Colonoscopy & EGD together, you drink the laxatives the night before with results like drinking lots of prune juice.  Next morning, you shake hands with the doctor, then literally, the nurse says you can put back on your clothes.  You don't even remember tubes going in.  So everyone please do these preventative tests.  Even greedy Kaiser Permanente covers.

1. Michael Jackson "I'll Be There"

not a Corporation songwriting credit, and not by Stevie or Smokey but Barry Gordy's name is on it, and still great.  It reminds me of my 2nd time living in Houston, Spring Branch this time, right before yet another move, the next time would be Oklahoma, and then many more, including back to Texas again.  I probably heard it from the POV of a displaced kid, as Michael certainly was.  The lyrics are so right on, I know, adult, but since Michael could sing like that, they still sound convincing.  All these things he could do, he could be, like me, not moving around all the time like my parents.  This was on their 3rd album, I know because we had it and played it all the time, along with the 2nd, ABC. 

2. The Mills Brothers "You Always Hurt the One You Love".  This is for my dad.  He was a DJ in the very early 50's.  I remember he later bought 'Cab Driver' as a single and like this song, the electric guitar is so modern and rock n roll sounding.  At least to a little kids' ears, I could not tell you in sophisticated adult language that the guitar sounded like rock n roll or the way this song above rocks like Johnnie Ray, and with harmonies not unlike the Jordanaires with Elvis.  or that Dean Martin was going for the blues with the song "Houston" a tribute to my Dad's favorite city and my home town.  but I did not see a big difference then and I still don't.

3. The Carter Family 'Wildwood Flower.'  This is for my mother, who still lives in the piney woods/big thicket/Davey Crocket National Forest of East Texas, somewhere between where Earl Campbell and Adrian Peterson played high school football.  The picture above for 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken' if you can imagine more brothers and sisters, is exactly my memory of my mother's parents' house. (which they were able to buy, when a trucking company ran into and killed the oldest son, the one I am said to resemble, and they paid restitution).  all my country side of the family played musical instruments and sang very much like this song.  It could be my grandmother, who was first cousin to my grandfather, who beat her, and was a preacher, and so forth.  But, the sons would hook up fender amps on a porch exactly like this and play the Buckeroo Theme and basically any song by ear, we requested, whether by the Beatles or the Bee Gees as well as country or rock n roll.  my mom sang and played starting at age 4.  she and my uncle, as little kids, won a talent show playing guitars and singing a racist song called 'Sammy Was a Coon and he had a gal.'   sorry Mom.  not about a raccoon.   Great memories on that property/farm/house, including the horses, cows, pigs, chickens, fishing, tire swings, races to and back from church with crazy uncles blaring Ray Charles and Tom Jones and BJ Thomas tapes.   and one day, 'Best of the Beach Boys' for the first time.   the wild East Texas crazy uncles whether riding motorcycles or (it seemed to us) race cars, were almost reverent about songs such as 'Little Duece Coup'.  and shooting up highway signs to get ready for deer season.

4. Wilson/Phillips, 'You're in Love'.

I love Brian's kids, in an adult/platonic way of course, their harmonies are just great!  I really like this song too, and in the video, Carney really looks a lot like her dad and Wendy like her Mom.   but some song has to finish third.  1990 was just on the brink of a change in culture and music in my mind to the better (yes, probably from my lower middle class origins), say from the mammoth 2 and 3 story houses of John Hughes to the sensibilities of Art Alexakis trailer parks and Tupac and Left Eye Lopes.  More aggressive, less immaculately dressed shall we say.



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Well was it all Michael with the guys as support?  I think that it was a sound in the beginning but MJ had the talent and heart and was a student of performing.  

How they began it:

Miss Burnett teaching:

You can see the talent of all here - they were a group!
The group in action:

And then THIS was happening:

The "quirky family"

"They crossed over."  ^^^^


Thanks for the votes, John B., and story behind them all!  

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G The Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There
S The Mills Brothers  - You Always Hurt The One You Love
B Wilson Phillips – You’re In Love
T The Carter Family – Wildwood Flower


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Thanks, D.A.N. Votes recorded. 

The final weekend push - is on!

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