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DianeE
2021-03-15 10:46:15 UTC
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Dean F.
2021-03-16 02:34:30 UTC
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Grossberg 2: Electric Boogaloo!
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2021-03-16 03:27:11 UTC
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Grossberg 2: Electric Boogaloo!
Dub version
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2021-03-16 04:55:04 UTC
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Fats Domino Full Concert


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2021-03-18 20:16:20 UTC
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Hurricane Harry

A body weakens, but a strong voice remains
Posted May 14, 2009
By Claudio Papapietro


Cyril Ison does not get many visitors to his room at Schervier Nursing Care Center on Independence Avenue. He says even if they wanted to, they could not find him there. That’s because to most of the friends he has made in his 80 years he is not Cyril Ison. To them, he is Hurricane Harry, a jazz and blues singer and trumpet player who got his start as a teenager in his hometown of New Orleans in the 1940s.

He made his way through the clubs of Mobile and Orlando, the Midwest and Chicago, and eventually settled in upper Manhattan, where he resided until health problems landed him in Schervier in 2008.

But that has not kept him from performing. He’s booked solid every Wednesday and Sunday, when he sits in for a few songs with musicians who provide entertainment at the center.

It is, perhaps, the last venue for a performer who, as a 13-year-old, hid behind the stage of a New Orleans club for a chance to tell the great Louis Armstrong that he too wanted to be a trumpeter. One who, at 17, in Orlando, shared a room and band with a blind teenager, whom he knew only by his initials, R.C. (also known as Ray Charles).

Mr. Ison was leery of signing record contracts because Louis Armstrong, had advised him to be wary of them, after getting a bad deal himself. So, Mr. Ison spent much of his career performing in Connecticut, in clubs or at weddings.

And though the venue he plays these days may be small, though most of the crowd, like himself, sit in wheelchairs, his dedication to his craft remains. If you walk past his third-floor room at certain hours of the day, you’re likely to hear a distinct New Orleans accent singing songs soft and low.
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2021-03-18 22:11:58 UTC
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14 of Paul McCartney's Favorite Songs:

James Taylor – ‘Mean Old Man’
The Beach Boys – ‘God Only Knows’
Chinmaya Dunster & Vidroha Jamie – ‘Chance Meeting’
Nitin Sawhney – ‘Sunset’
Nat King Cole – ‘The Very Thought Of You’
Maria João Pires – ‘Nocturne No. 2 In E Flat Major’
Colin Hay – ‘Going Somewhere’
Steadman – ‘Carried’
The Julian Bream Consort – ‘Galliard’
George Harrison – ‘Marwa Blues’
Glenn Aitken – ‘The Way’
Donovan – ‘Sunny Goodge Street’
Fred Astaire – ‘Cheek To Cheek’
Frank Sinatra – ‘A Lovely Way To Spend An Ev
Steve Mc
2021-03-18 22:24:24 UTC
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James Taylor – ‘Mean Old Man’
The Beach Boys – ‘God Only Knows’
Chinmaya Dunster & Vidroha Jamie – ‘Chance Meeting’
Nitin Sawhney – ‘Sunset’
Nat King Cole – ‘The Very Thought Of You’
Maria João Pires – ‘Nocturne No. 2 In E Flat Major’
Colin Hay – ‘Going Somewhere’
Steadman – ‘Carried’
The Julian Bream Consort – ‘Galliard’
George Harrison – ‘Marwa Blues’
Glenn Aitken – ‘The Way’
Donovan – ‘Sunny Goodge Street’
Fred Astaire – ‘Cheek To Cheek’
Frank Sinatra – ‘A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening’
What! No "How Do You Sleep" ?
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2021-03-18 22:26:32 UTC
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James Taylor – ‘Mean Old Man’
The Beach Boys – ‘God Only Knows’
Chinmaya Dunster & Vidroha Jamie – ‘Chance Meeting’
Nitin Sawhney – ‘Sunset’
Nat King Cole – ‘The Very Thought Of You’
Maria João Pires – ‘Nocturne No. 2 In E Flat Major’
Colin Hay – ‘Going Somewhere’
Steadman – ‘Carried’
The Julian Bream Consort – ‘Galliard’
George Harrison – ‘Marwa Blues’
Glenn Aitken – ‘The Way’
Donovan – ‘Sunny Goodge Street’
Fred Astaire – ‘Cheek To Cheek’
Frank Sinatra – ‘A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening’
What! No "How Do You Sleep" ?
All really wimpy shit. His taste has really gone downhill since "Long Tall Sally" was his favorite record back in 1964.
Dean F.
2021-03-19 00:17:07 UTC
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[snipped]

Easily the most boring list you've posted. No wonder so much of McCartney's solo stuff puts me to sleep.
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2021-03-19 01:08:18 UTC
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John Lennon’s favourite songs:

‘In the Midnight Hour’ – Wilson Pickett
‘Rescue Me’ – Fontella Bass
‘The Tracks of My Tears’ – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
‘My Girl’ – Otis Redding
‘1-2-3’ – Len Barry
‘Hi-Heel Sneakers’ – Tommy Tucker
‘The Walk’ – Jimmy McCracklin
‘Gonna Send You Back to Georgia’ – Timmy Shaw
‘First I Look at the Purse’ – The Contours
‘New Orleans’ – Gary U.S. Bonds
‘Watch Your Step’ – Bobby Parker
‘Daddy Rollin’ Stone’ – Derek Martin
‘Short Fat Fannie’ – Larry Williams
‘Long Tall Sally’ – Little Richard
‘Money’ – Barrett Strong
‘Hey! Baby’ – Bruce Channel
‘Positively 4th Street’ – Bob Dylan
‘Daydream’ – The Lovin’ Spoonful
‘Turquoise’ – Donovan
‘Slippin’ and Slidin” – Buddy Holly
‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ – Gene Vincent
‘No Particular Place to Go’ – Chuck Berry
‘Steppin’ Out’ – Paul Revere & the Raiders
‘Do You Believe in Magic’ – The Lovin’ Spoonful
‘Some Other Guy’ – The Big Three
‘Twist and Shout’ – The Isley Brothers
‘She Said, Yeah’ – Larry Williams
‘Brown Eyed Handsome Man’ – Buddy Holly
‘Slippin’ and Slidin” – Little Richard
‘Quarter to Three’ – Gary U.S. Bonds
‘Ooh! My Soul’ – Little Richard
‘Woman Love’ – Gene Vincent
‘Shop Around’ – The Miracles
‘Bring It on Home to Me’ – The Animals
‘If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody’ – James Ray with the Hutch Davie Orchestra
‘What’s So Good About Goodbye’ – The Miracles
‘Bad Boy’ – Larry Williams
‘Agent Double-O Soul’ – Edwin Starr
‘I’ve Been Good to You’ – The Miracles
‘Who’s Lovin’ You’ – The Miracles

In this case it worked out go
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2021-03-19 01:15:58 UTC
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George Harrison's Favorite Songs

‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’ – Hank Williams
‘Heartbreak Hotel’ – Elvis Presley
‘Rock Island Line’ – Lonnie Donegan
‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ – Gene Vincent
‘That’ll Be The Day’ – Buddy Holly
‘Raunchy’ – Bill Justis
‘Rebel Rouser’ – Duane Eddy
‘Hidden Charm’ – Chet Atkins
‘Summertime Blues’ – Eddie Cochran
‘Everybody’s Tryin To Be My Baby’ – Carl Perkins
‘Money (That’s What I Want)’ – Barrett Strong
‘Some Other Guy’ – Richie Barrett
‘A Picture of You’ – Joe Brown
‘Green Onions’ – Booker T. & the MG’s
‘You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me’ – Smokey Robinson
‘Roll Over Beethoven’ – Chuck Berry
‘Black Cross’ – Lord Buckley
‘Raga Rageshri, Pt. 3’ – Ravi Shankar
‘Bye Bye Love’ – The Everly Brothers
‘Hong Kong Blues’ – Hoagy Carmichael
‘I Really Love You’ – The Stereos
‘When I’m Cleaning Windows’ – George Formby
‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ – Bob Dylan
‘Love Hurts’ – Roy Orbison
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2021-03-19 01:51:01 UTC
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Brian Wilson and Ronnie Spector


DianeE
2021-03-20 13:57:36 UTC
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WHAT ABOUT RINGO???
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2021-03-20 14:14:13 UTC
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WHAT ABOUT RINGO???
In the 60s his favorite artist was Lee Dorsey and he claimed to listen to 90% "coloured music," but in recent times these were his 5 favorites:

Elvis Presley – ‘Don’t Be Cruel’
Little Richard – ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’
Bob Dylan – ‘When The Deal Goes Down’
Taylor Swift – ‘You Belong With Me’
The Beatles – ‘Rain’
Dennis C from Tennessee
2021-03-20 16:14:30 UTC
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WHAT ABOUT RINGO???
Elvis Presley – ‘Don’t Be Cruel’
Little Richard – ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’
Bob Dylan – ‘When The Deal Goes Down’
Taylor Swift – ‘You Belong With Me’
The Beatles – ‘Rain’
Hahaha!!! Taylor Swift top five in that Rock and Roll emperium!!!

Dean Ferrell!! You need to rework that soul extravaganza radio show if yours!!

Another word for "Express" is "Swift", baby!!!!
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2021-03-25 05:13:12 UTC
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Genius: Aretha was fucking fantastic.

They played lots of our stuff in the scenes when she was a young girl.
Roger Ford
2021-03-25 07:09:22 UTC
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Genius: Aretha was fucking fantastic.
They played lots of our stuff in the scenes when she was a young girl.
Sadly no UK air date set yet

I see they cast British actress Cynthia Erivo in the lead role


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2021-03-25 14:50:28 UTC
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Genius: Aretha was fucking fantastic.
They played lots of our stuff in the scenes when she was a young girl.
Sadly no UK air date set yet
I see they cast British actress Cynthia Erivo in the lead role
Geez, I would never have thought her to be British.

It's on Hulu if you can get it.
Roger Ford
2021-03-25 16:29:21 UTC
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Genius: Aretha was fucking fantastic.
They played lots of our stuff in the scenes when she was a young girl.
Sadly no UK air date set yet
I see they cast British actress Cynthia Erivo in the lead role
Geez, I would never have thought her to be British.
It's on Hulu if you can get it.
No,Hulu won't allow access from the UK

I can't even get it using a VPN to hide my location


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2021-03-25 16:34:08 UTC
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Genius: Aretha was fucking fantastic.
They played lots of our stuff in the scenes when she was a young girl.
Sadly no UK air date set yet
I see they cast British actress Cynthia Erivo in the lead role
Geez, I would never have thought her to be British.
It blows my mind how many English actors do our accents so incredibly
well that, that like you said, never would've guessed.

Another fairly recent one that comes to mind is Freddie Highmore who
played Norman Bates on the TV Psycho a few years ago.
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2021-03-25 16:43:44 UTC
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Genius: Aretha was fucking fantastic.
They played lots of our stuff in the scenes when she was a young girl.
Sadly no UK air date set yet
I see they cast British actress Cynthia Erivo in the lead role
Geez, I would never have thought her to be British.
It blows my mind how many English actors do our accents so incredibly
well that, that like you said, never would've guessed.
We don't do their accents well.
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Another fairly recent one that comes to mind is Freddie Highmore who
played Norman Bates on the TV Psycho a few years ago.
Hugh Laurie was awesome in that respect, on House MD.
Roger Ford
2021-03-25 19:13:24 UTC
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Genius: Aretha was fucking fantastic.
They played lots of our stuff in the scenes when she was a young girl.
Sadly no UK air date set yet
I see they cast British actress Cynthia Erivo in the lead role
Geez, I would never have thought her to be British.
It blows my mind how many English actors do our accents so incredibly
well that, that like you said, never would've guessed.
Another fairly recent one that comes to mind is Freddie Highmore who
played Norman Bates on the TV Psycho a few years ago.
I'd nominate Stephen Graham who played the best ever Al Capone IMO in
"Boardwalk Empire" (and no I hadn't forgotten Rod Steiger played the
role)

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2021-03-25 21:54:15 UTC
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Genius: Aretha was fucking fantastic.
They played lots of our stuff in the scenes when she was a young girl.
Sadly no UK air date set yet
I see they cast British actress Cynthia Erivo in the lead role
Geez, I would never have thought her to be British.
It blows my mind how many English actors do our accents so incredibly
well that, that like you said, never would've guessed.
Another fairly recent one that comes to mind is Freddie Highmore who
played Norman Bates on the TV Psycho a few years ago.
I'd nominate Stephen Graham who played the best ever Al Capone IMO in
"Boardwalk Empire" (and no I hadn't forgotten Rod Steiger played the
role)
Yes, he was entirely convincing as an American.

Can you think of an American who was very convincing playing a Brit?
Roger Ford
2021-03-26 03:45:42 UTC
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Genius: Aretha was fucking fantastic.
They played lots of our stuff in the scenes when she was a young girl.
Sadly no UK air date set yet
I see they cast British actress Cynthia Erivo in the lead role
Geez, I would never have thought her to be British.
It blows my mind how many English actors do our accents so incredibly
well that, that like you said, never would've guessed.
Another fairly recent one that comes to mind is Freddie Highmore who
played Norman Bates on the TV Psycho a few years ago.
I'd nominate Stephen Graham who played the best ever Al Capone IMO in
"Boardwalk Empire" (and no I hadn't forgotten Rod Steiger played the
role)
Yes, he was entirely convincing as an American.
Can you think of an American who was very convincing playing a Brit?
Brando is almost there in the "Mutiny On The Bounty" remake

Both Meryl Streep and Gillian Anderson do a reasonable stab playing
Maggie Thatcher

And of course who could forget Dick Van Dyke as the most convincing
London cockney ever in "Mary Poppins" ? :)

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2021-03-26 09:13:31 UTC
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Both Meryl Streep and Gillian Anderson do a reasonable stab playing
Maggie Thatcher
Streep also played a Brit in 1985's "Plenty."
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2021-03-26 14:14:08 UTC
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Brando is almost there in the "Mutiny On The Bounty" remake
Just watched a clip. He sounds pretty convincing to me, but I'm no judge of British accents.
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2021-03-26 15:32:41 UTC
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Brando is almost there in the "Mutiny On The Bounty" remake
Just watched a clip. He sounds pretty convincing to me, but I'm no judge of British accents.
Obvoiusly he's attempting an upper class English accent but Fletcher
Christian did hail from an aristocratic family so he's in the right
ball park. Not *quite* right but not far away.

Compared with the 1935 Gable/Laughton original the remake is often
panned particularly for Brando's accent but as a Britisher I liked the
remake better with Brando definitely outshining Gable in his part and
the whole movie just being more damned enjoyable to watch


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2021-03-30 17:05:25 UTC
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WHAT ABOUT RINGO???
Elvis Presley – ‘Don’t Be Cruel’
Little Richard – ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’
Bob Dylan – ‘When The Deal Goes Down’
Taylor Swift – ‘You Belong With Me’
The Beatles – ‘Rain’
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The Bob Dylan record (it's from the "Modern Times" album) is absolutely
horrible IMO. I can't imagine what he sees in it.

I was trying to hear whether there was anything particularly outstanding
about the drumming...there wasn't.
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2021-03-30 17:12:26 UTC
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WHAT ABOUT RINGO???
Elvis Presley – ‘Don’t Be Cruel’
Little Richard – ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’
Bob Dylan – ‘When The Deal Goes Down’
Taylor Swift – ‘You Belong With Me’
The Beatles – ‘Rain’
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The Bob Dylan record (it's from the "Modern Times" album) is absolutely
horrible IMO. I can't imagine what he sees in it.
Perhaps Ringo is one of these schmucks who cares a lot about what the Lyrics are about?
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2021-03-30 21:54:54 UTC
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WHAT ABOUT RINGO???
Elvis Presley – ‘Don’t Be Cruel’
Little Richard – ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’
Bob Dylan – ‘When The Deal Goes Down’
Taylor Swift – ‘You Belong With Me’
The Beatles – ‘Rain’
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The Bob Dylan record (it's from the "Modern Times" album) is absolutely
horrible IMO. I can't imagine what he sees in it.
Perhaps Ringo is one of these schmucks who cares a lot about what the Lyrics are about?
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Not likely, given the other songs on his list.
Dennis C from Tennessee
2021-03-30 22:07:32 UTC
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Perhaps Ringo is one of these schmucks who cares a lot about what the Lyrics are about?

Perhaps so..........he wrote so many!!
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2021-03-31 18:57:25 UTC
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The Upfronts - I Stopped The Duke of Earl


Dean F.
2021-04-01 03:22:42 UTC
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The Upfronts - I Stopped The Duke of Earl
I much prefer this one:



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2021-03-19 02:07:17 UTC
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"of"

Not exactly definitive.

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RWC
2021-03-19 05:17:54 UTC
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Fats Domino Full Concert
http://youtu.be/kFZrXw0ccwQ
Great link, a neo rockin' r&b 50s playlist.
Ken Whiton
2021-03-20 03:25:18 UTC
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*-* On Fri, 19 Mar 2021, at 15:17:54 +1000,
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Fats Domino Full Concert
http://youtu.be/kFZrXw0ccwQ
Great link,
Agreed. I have a copy of that video that I downloaded in 2014.
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a neo rockin' r&b 50s playlist.
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2021-03-26 16:00:59 UTC
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The conversation continues.
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This thread is getting long and unwieldy already. Maybe I'll start a
BO3 thread on April 1 and then a new one every month. I don't know.
This is crazy. Why can't anyone get Google to enable that "New convo"
button?
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