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Post by dave brum » 18 Apr 2015, 12:08

How about a bit of Uncle Ted to get us under way on here then:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrEZZwRzMIw
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Post by Gill the Piano » 18 Apr 2015, 16:59

Brummie Bryan Ferry!
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Post by dave brum » 18 Apr 2015, 17:06

If someone were to ever release a compilation album and entitle it 'The Greatest Brummie Album In The World, Ever!' then that would be on it. And this one also, Car 67 by Driver 67 from 1979:

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Post by Gill the Piano » 18 Apr 2015, 21:48

I LOVED Car 67...I have the 45 somewhere!
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Post by dave brum » 18 Apr 2015, 22:15

If my memory serves me well it was on the LOGO label. I heard Nicky Steele play it on BRMB and I pestered my mom to go down the record shop on the Cape to buy it for me.

The B-side was good too, 'Communications Breakdown', a fast banjo number.
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Post by dave brum » 19 Apr 2015, 08:00

This one would have been considered as risque and very close to the imaginary mark when it was released in the early 1960s and even today it still has tones of Vaudeville bawdiness about it. Clinton Ford, Fanlight Fanny (Fosdyke maybe?)

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Post by dave brum » 19 Apr 2015, 12:54

Percy Faith died in 1976 but before his death he managed to complete a Philadelphia soul, jazz and disco album, including a disco version of the one tune we associate with him, the theme from 'A Summer Place'. Also on the album was this lovely ballad sung by Leslie Kendall, 'Maybe September' which I always loved ever since I got the album out of Ludlow Library in 1986:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzDshUqm620
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Post by Gill the Piano » 19 Apr 2015, 15:37

How about 'The Ballad of Bethnal Green' by Paddy Roberts?
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Post by dave brum » 19 Apr 2015, 17:36

What a cracker, and 'The Ballad of Barking Creek' -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb90PbbIPSs

and another song about a genuine town in Yorkshire with a very naughty name and how it got its very naughty name:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtaOZCMY5_Q
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Post by Gill the Piano » 20 Apr 2015, 16:29

I've got 2 books of Paddy Roberts songs if you ever want to learn any!
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Post by dave brum » 20 Apr 2015, 16:50

Gill the Piano wrote:I've got 2 books of Paddy Roberts songs if you ever want to learn any!
Are they in English or Kryptonite?

You've certainly gotten me into him now. Was he a pianist as well as a singer??
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Post by dave brum » 20 Apr 2015, 19:58

I LOVED this band when I was learning Welsh - and I bought this album on cassette format. Tynal Tywyll. Y twang yw'r thang gyda'r Tynal.

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Post by Gill the Piano » 21 Apr 2015, 17:00

Music books with lyrics. I don't know anything about PR except that I like his songs!
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Post by dave brum » 21 Apr 2015, 19:00

Someone I have heard of, Jake Thackray - Sister Josephine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE-BKrAAZGc&gl=US
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Post by Gill the Piano » 22 Apr 2015, 16:08

I love his dark, dark voice. But I miss some words because of his accent. He also had magnificent sideburns, better than ?Guy Martin!
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Post by dave brum » 28 Sep 2016, 20:46

I saw this on Blue Peter in 1979 as a kid and I NEVER thought I'd ever see it again. Mike Oldfield showing Simon Groom how he reworked the famous 'Barnacle Bill' theme tune.

I only came across it because I was looking for the B-side, Mike's own composition Woodhenge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4K6_8_Q0PQ
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Post by Gill the Piano » 29 Sep 2016, 17:25

Amazing what you find on YT, innit?
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Post by dave brum » 29 Sep 2016, 17:34

And yet, I cannot find Mike's Woodhenge. There is a handbell section towards the end of the piece.

Mike Oldfield doesn't have the credit he should have as a modern composer. Though he's only ever sung on the B side of 'Moonlight Shadow'.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 29 Sep 2016, 19:43

It's on Amazon as a download.
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Post by dave brum » 29 Sep 2016, 20:35

I never thought of iTunes.

I actually make an inaccuracy, on 'Tubular Bells' he (Mike Oldfield) makes drunken troll-like noises into the microphone in the Bootleg Chorus.
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Post by dave brum » 19 Nov 2016, 16:44

Haven't heard this one for yonks, Frankie Goes To Hollywood 'Ferry 'Cross The Mersey', a really passionate and powerful rendition of the Gerry Marsden evergreenie that was, I believe on the B-side of 'Relax':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiRcQOtjSCE
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Post by Gill the Piano » 19 Nov 2016, 18:45

Another new one on me - didn't know anyone except Gerry Marsden had done it!
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Post by dave brum » 25 Nov 2016, 18:39

As it's so called 'Black Friday', here is an excuse to play this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDUf2giI9XU
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Post by Gill the Piano » 26 Nov 2016, 19:38

Wasn't there a song called Blue something which was banned as it was felt it encouraged suicide? Not the New Order one!
Found it; Hungarian song called Gloomy Sunday.
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Post by dave brum » 26 Nov 2016, 22:25

A perfect one for The Smiths/Morrissey to do a cover of..Or maybe Black Sabbath or James Taylor (has that man ever felt the emotion of joy?)

That's not the British acid jazz organist I'm talking about.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 27 Nov 2016, 18:17

Morrisey could make the Laughing Policeman sound like Gloomy Sunday...
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Post by dave brum » 27 Nov 2016, 18:38

Leonard Cohen, or maybe Radiohead make the Funeral March sound not at all funerial.
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Post by dave brum » 08 Dec 2016, 10:53

I love discovering unusual (to me, a working class so and so) Christmas music, such as Victor Hely Hutchinson's carol symphony, Vaughan Williams ' Fantasia on Christmas Carols and A Ceremony of Carols. Gill, as you're a music don (unlike me, a music don't) do you know of any other Christmas. I even have a lovely Roma carol, and even a Coptic or possibly Byzantine one in Arabic, which is very much in the style of a nasheed but in an Arabic scale.
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Post by Gill the Piano » 08 Dec 2016, 18:12

The only 'forrin' carol I like is 'Gabriel's Message'. Allegedly Basque but a Basque girl I knew denied all knowledge of it!
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Post by dave brum » 08 Dec 2016, 18:53

Most highly painted lady......that one?
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Post by dave brum » 22 Dec 2016, 12:27

A Christmas pop song we NEVER EVER hear, we should put this right straight away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGmJzzSENGg
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Post by Gill the Piano » 22 Dec 2016, 16:50

Yes, I love Gilbert - such good tunes and intelligent witty lyrics.
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Post by dave brum » 08 Jan 2017, 18:11

Remember Anne Nightingale playing this old reggae tune in the 80s, great to hear it again. Peter King - Bad Memory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29lAy8eSdpI
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