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Dean    Posted 04-04-2018 at 17:26:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If the right one don't get you, the left one will....


    John in Mich    Posted 04-05-2018 at 11:15:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You guys are tugging at some old memories. I enjoyed those as well. My listening started back in the late 1940's. "You are my sunshine" I don't remember the artist though I thought it was Doris Day.
    Another of my listening pleasures was Karl Hass on WJR radio in Detroit. There is reference to "Adventures in Good Music" but I remember it as "Patterns in Music" and there are references to both. He often played snipets of music and then described how and why it was played. I learned then that I really liked JS Bach's Taccata and Fugue in D minor. You may know it as some of the heavy background music in movies. It also has a lighter side. Haas described Taccata as a musical joke.
    Later years, Haas was President at Interlochen National Music Camp now called
    Interlochen Center for the Arts.
    Your music lesson for today. LOL

    Dean    Posted 04-05-2018 at 11:32:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Great memories, John, and a great rendition.

    Though not a musician, I appreciate music, including classical music. My favorite classical piece is The Blue Danube.

    One of the things on my bucket list is to visit Salt Lake City to see the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the fabulous pipe organ in the Tabernacle.

    FWIW, You Are My Sunshine, and The Red River Valley were my Father's (also a retired GM engineer) two most favorite songs. I remember my Father singing both songs to us in his 1947 Pontiac without radio when I was very small.

    You Are My Sunshine was recorded by many artists, including, I believe, Doris Day. IIRC, it was first recorded by Jimmy Davis in 1940. Below is a link to a popular version by Gene Autry.


    Larry TX    Posted 04-05-2018 at 12:05:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That was Louisiana Governor's Jimmie Davis, who wrote the song in 1940; (he also wrote "Nobody's Darlin But Mine", as well as a few more good song's). Jimmie was sadly a liberal and I believe his first stint as Gov. was from '44 - '48 ('44 was also a good year as that's when I made my 1st presence, and at age 6 by the late 40's, I too had listened to radio entertainment as that's all we had, mostly to the good 'ol country music stations in the evenings - the Louisiana Hayride brings back fond memories). Though I can't say when Dobro's were first introduced, "You Are My Sunshine" uses one perfectly in the band!

    John in Mich    Posted 04-05-2018 at 11:18:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • A visual of a real person playing JS Bach. AWESOME!

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 04-05-2018 at 06:18:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Awesome, Dean. Thank you! He was one of my mom's favorites. I remember singing along with that tune when I was growing up.

    Dean    Posted 04-05-2018 at 10:24:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Me, too, Ed.

    I love country music from the 50s - 60s but cannot stand what passes for country music these days.

    Below is a link to another of my 1950s favorites.


    SelectOSpeed    Posted 04-04-2018 at 19:53:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Bravo !!! SoS.

    36 coupe    Posted 04-04-2018 at 23:15:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I was working in a Ford garage in 1956.40 bucks for a fortyfour hour week.The old days were not that good.Average wage was 1.25 per hour in the textile mills.

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