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What Music (albums, songs, etc.) Are You Listening To These Days?

Post by MajorHoy on Sun May 27, 2018 7:35 pm

These days (especially with Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S. around now), I've been listening to some CD's I picked up a few years back featuring recordings made by the American Band of the AEF back during WWII.





Some of the programs were originally broadcast from the Queensbury All-Services Club in London.

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Post by tony ingram on Sun May 27, 2018 8:41 pm

I've been sitting up half the night on Fridays, watching vintage 1980s epiodes of the BBC's old weekly chart show Top of the Tops. I love most early eighties music, that was 'my' era. Particularly the new romantics.


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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon May 28, 2018 6:09 pm

I listen to Leonard Cohen covers on the train when I'm depressed.
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Post by tony ingram on Mon May 28, 2018 7:52 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:I listen to Leonard Cohen covers on the train when I'm depressed.
And that helps, does it? Shocked
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Post by Mbast1 on Tue May 29, 2018 10:34 pm

tony ingram wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:I listen to Leonard Cohen covers on the train when I'm depressed.
And that helps, does it? Shocked

Yeah, his music MAKES me depressed.

I like a lot of music. Prince, to start, and been listening lately. Miles Davis also.
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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:50 pm

Continuing with my listening to WWII-era music listening,

Glenn Miller: The Lost Recordings
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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:34 am

And for a slight change of pace,

The Essential Artie Shaw
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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:26 pm

MajorHoy wrote:Continuing with my listening to WWII-era music listening,

I often listen to WWII era radio shows, and that music is on them often. Pretty good stuff, really.
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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:21 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:Continuing with my listening to WWII-era music listening,
I often listen to WWII era radio shows, and that music is on them often. Pretty good stuff, really.
There were many entertaining radio programs back in the 1930s and 1940s.
Years and years (and years!) ago, it was easy to find either cassette tapes or (later) CD collections in book stores like Barnes & Noble here in the states, and often at halfway decent prices. They were great when I was driving for about an hour or so on highways late at night.
However, I haven't seen them in stores for a while now, nor do they seem to be at a couple of libraries I've checked. You either have to download them from the internet (but I don't own any device to play them on other than a home computer) or buy them through the internet, but that can involve paying quite a bit for just the shipping! Shocked
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Post by Mbast1 on Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:20 pm

MajorHoy wrote:You either have to download them from the internet (but I don't own any device to play them on other than a home computer) or buy them through the internet, but that can involve paying quite a bit for just the shipping! Shocked

I've bought them from Ebay for really low prices. You can just download them from Archive.org (and a player would be pretty cheap too) and listen at your leisure. I usually listen while I'm driving.
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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:20 am

tony ingram wrote:And that helps, does it? Shocked
Yes, because he sings how I'm feeling.
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Post by MajorHoy on Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:45 pm

Currently been listening to


Sentimental Journey: Hits from the Second World War
(music from The War - A Ken Burns Film)

It features various songs / artists from that era, including:
* "Little Brown Jug" (Glenn Miller)
* "Pennies from Heaven" (Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra with Billie Holiday)
* "Memories of You" (Louis Armstrong)
* "Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me)" (Cab Calloway & His Orchestra)
* "Sentimental Journey" (Les Brown & His Orchestra with vocals by Doris Day)
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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:02 am


The Very Best of Benny Goodman
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Post by MajorHoy on Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:16 am


Artie Shaw & His Orchestra with  Robert Benchley ‎– Old Gold "Melody & Madness" Shows (from 1939)
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