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"Take Good Care Of My Baby" because it brings back great memories of when I moved to Florida in 1961, and this song was playing on the radio.It was recorded by one of my favorite singers, Bobby Vee, who, unfortunately now has Alzeimers Disease.

 

Hope you enjoyed being in Florida, after you moved here in 1961.  I have a fondness for the state, as DH & I are both native-born Floridians, from Jacksonville.  We currently reside in Tampa Bay area.

 

Bobby Vee was so popular "back in the day", but I rarely hear his name mentioned these days.  Did not know about his having Alzeimer's - am sorry to hear that.   Pam 

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Brick House by the Commodore remind me of the blue light basement parties back in the day. Dancing was truly an art when I think back to our moves! Shake it down down!
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Tie a Yellow Ribbon to the Old Oak Tree! by Tony Orlando and Dawn.
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 I was in my twenties when the album "Born To Run" by Bruce Springsteen And The E-Street Band was released in the mid-70's. Every song on that album is just spectacular. I know every word of every song. I can even play a few of them on my guitar (just not as good as Bruce and little Steven).

Bruce has come a long way and still produces amazing stuff to this day. Listen to the "Live In Dublin" album; or better yet, watch the video. Bruce is one of rock's rennaisance men (along iwth Getty Lee of Rush). Speaking of Rush,....OMG, another amazing rock group. Kinda' got off of the subject didn't I?


"Born To Run" was spectacular - so glad you mentioned it!  I discovered Springsteen when that album came out, though he was popular in certain areas well before that.

 

A later Bruce favorite of mine, which just blew me away when I heard it, was "We Shall Overcome:  The Seeger Sessions".  He assembled such a great group of musicians for that album.  A fine salute to Seeger! Smiley Happy 

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Anything off the SWEET BABY JAMES album.


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What song evokes the strongest memories for you Smile

Fire and Rain

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How about 'Fortunate Son' by Creedence. 

The Viet Nam conflict  was so awful, I think many of us boomers have locked away many of our feelings around it. Seems like the primary goal of every young man was to somehow avoid being drafted. Such a time of confusion and disillusion, for our parents had been part of an unavoidable and necessary war, which we actually won.  We were a generation torn between a love of country and the realization that our leaders were making terrible mistakes, for which young Americans and their families would pay dearly. God bless all the Vets. 

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@dchicks1 wrote:

 The Doors were the best band in the USA then. Great organ riffs and, of course, Jim's amazing voice.


Glad you mentioned the organ riffs, dchicks1!  Jim's voice was indeed amazing, but it was the organ-playing that I loved best about much of their music.

 

A lot of local & regional bands felt the need to cover their song, "Light My Fire", back in the late 60's.

 

I remember one Saturday night being out on dance floor - I loved to dance - at a university*-sponsored event & the band was playing "Light My Fire".  It started off just great, but they dragged that song out, it seemed like 30 minutes or so, with their very monotonous instrumental cover.  I was so sick of "Light My Fire" when they finally ended it, I would have been thrilled to never hear the song again!

 

But I didn't give up on the Doors!  I particularly loved their songs, "People Are Strange" & "Crystal Ship", and their album, "L.A. Woman".  Smiley Very Happy

 

*University of Florida

 

 

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OH, yes! Brother Iz's 'Over the Rainbow' is really a once-in-a-lifetime performance.  I am transported back to Maui, driving down the Pi'ilani Highway, trade winds blowing and the smell of plumeria trees. Lucky airline retiree; I've been many times. Aloha Bro Iz. 

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 I was in my twenties when the album "Born To Run" by Bruce Springsteen And The E-Street Band was released in the mid-70's. Every song on that album is just spectacular. I know every word of every song. I can even play a few of them on my guitar (just not as good as Bruce and little Steven).

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OH, yes! Brother Iz's 'Over the Rainbow' is really aonce-in-a-lifetime performance.  I am transported back to Maui, driving down the Pi'ilani Highway, trade winds blowing and the smell of plumeria trees. Lucky airline retiree; I've been many times. Aloha Bro Iz. 

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