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    Okay---Jp1---of course there is a YT vid of the Crystal Gayle song! The piano accompaniment is VERY enjoyable; I like that and have been looking for popular music that also uses the same style from the 80's & 70's. But yeah---another YT goodie is Ronni Rae Rivers' cover of the old Conway Twitty song, "It's all only make believe". The video is VERY entertaining too. Ronni is AU, and also there's the AU group Hindley Street Social Club and their awesome and amazing note-for-note rendition of "Into The Night" which was a chart hit TWICE for Benny Mardones, which is a rarity. One of my spendthrift case studies, whom I told you kids about before, went to a concert here at the opera house, featuring a touring musical called "Hamilton" and the tickkicks were $100@, m/l, and you just know they visited restaurants (before AND after)as part of their evening. I went on YT to listen to a clip of the show, and it is very stooopid & trite. Money for nothing. Thumbs down. Yup.

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    Okay----I know you kids know who Carts is, all too well. But do you kids know of two of his contemporaries, Cliff Richard, and Alan Price? Well, all three are extremely well-known in the UK, but Richard is not a household name in the USA and Price hardly at all. But yeah--Clirff Richard has sold millions of records and Price is very wel;l-respected and successful---in the UKJ Price was the original organist for the Animals. RE: House of the Rising Sun. And lots of other projects. Yup. The Beatles released an instrumental tribute---kind of like surf rock--called "Cry For A Shadow". See---The "shadow" alluded to was Cliff Richards' band in England, and at the time, they were friendly competitors. Yup.

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    I thought you meant old music. I love these channels that play vintage music for the different seasons and holidays:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQrhINSNwTw&t=3351s

    The artwork that goes along with them are great too.

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    Ok, lets go a little older than what I started this thread with. When I was six my mom bought my grandmother's old Zenith record player at the garage sale after Grandma passed away and then gave me her (mom's) collection of 45 rpm big band records from when she had been a teenager in the '40's. My favorites were the Benny Goodman records. He ended up being the inspiration for me deciding to take up the clarinet in 4th grade. Most of my music training was classical so the closest I came to playing like Benny was learning the Artie Shaw Concerto for Clarinet when I was a senior in high school. In hindsight I wish I had asked my college clarinet professor to work with me on that piece. My high school clarinet teacher was excellent (he was the retired principal clarinetist from the Denver Symphony) but my college professor was even better. Truly an amazing musician and teacher and would have taken my knowledge of this piece to a whole new level.

    Mine was the blue version of this model record player.

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    Sing! Sing! Sing! is probably my all-time favorite Goodman tune:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mJ4dpNal_k

    And my favorite version of the Artie Shaw:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhm3UqRJFBc

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    I played cornet through high school and early college before my ambitions were redirected. Just a couple of years ago I donated my horn to a school program. It sort of sad that music programs have been cut from a lot of public schools and that wind instruments have fallen out of favor in popular music.

    I was reviewing some big band music not long ago and actually listened to the jp1 Goodman performance. It a classic. In my formative years Al Hirt was an idol and I heard him in concert once.

    My pick is Cab Calloway which includes some big band music, but Calloway was an amazing entertainer in his day. Minnie the Moocher (she was a low down hoochie coocher).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mq4UT4VnbE

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    Okay---Yah, Rogar---Music Education in public schools is pretty essential. Ramping it down, while investing even more in Competitive Sports or other programs is not good. Music Education seems to build character and open doors for students. It may give them a lifelong path to follow. It bringsa out the best in youngsters, in the prime, formative years of their lives. So yeah--you bet. Hope that helps you some. Thank Mee. And Thankk You.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebittybobby View Post
    Okay---Yah, Rogar---Music Education in public schools is pretty essential. Ramping it down, while investing even more in Competitive Sports or other programs is not good. Music Education seems to build character and open doors for students. It may give them a lifelong path to follow. It bringsa out the best in youngsters, in the prime, formative years of their lives. So yeah--you bet. Hope that helps you some. Thank Mee. And Thankk You.
    Absolutely. And elementary school music concerts tend to be unintentionally humorous for the audience! My parents loved coming to those. Junior high concerts on the other hand were miserable to them. The music is lousy because no one's any good yet, but they lack the hilarity that naturally comes from little kids on stage. It was only once I got to high school that concerts became enjoyable again for my folks. By then I, and my fellow students, had gotten good enough that the concerts were actually enjoyable for the quality of the music.

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    In the day there was still some carryover popularity from the jazz and big band era and stars like Al Hirt or Acker Bilk or even some wind instruments in bands like Chicago. And some jazz greats like Miles and Coltrane. I suppose now there is not a lot of popular inspiration for young people to take up band instruments. Defunding of music programs is still a loss and I blame rap, which really isn't music, as one result.

    I have thought that the sour notes and unruly kids drove my school music teachers out of the career, as none seemed to last long. Marching band was sort of a necessary evil, but some of the other groups I was in remain some of the fondest memories of my formative years. In my college days I played in a profession city band. My town had two major parks. One had a gazebo and the other a band shell. We played one week in the band shell and the next in the gazebo on Sunday evenings during the summer. Families would bring lawn chairs and blankets and sometimes a picnic basket, and sit on the lawns to hear the concert. It's sort of sad those sorts of days days are gone.

    Now, the Big City nearby still has a free jazz in the park schedule, but it's required a large security presence and a history of violence incidents.

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    Okay--In case you kids didn't know, a VERY brilliant cover band on Youtube is The Au-based Hindley Street Country Club. They specialize in power-pop ballads of yesteryear. My favorite is "Into The Night", which holds the distinction of being on the Top 40 twice, years apart, by the original artist, Benny Mardones. But yeah--. It's Golden. Yup.
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    Tuesday, with all the Trump hoopla, I had to laugh because coming up in my Youtube recommendations was Etta James, arguably most famous song, At Last.

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