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    Though that it might be cool to have a thread where we can post some of our personal favorites that may not be things we hear everyday. Stuff you loved when you were young or something new you've heard that most people aren't aware of.

    There's no right or wrong here. The only rule is that you have to like it, you need to explain why and it has to be something we don't see every day. If you think it's crap and you want to make fun of it, take it elsewhere.

    So I was picking around a little on my guitar, and I found some chords for some old Marty Robbins tunes, and that's what gave me the idea. I've always loved his voice, but his songs just take me back to simpler times. His voice has such a clean tone and all his songs tell a simple but honest story. So here's one of my personal all time favorites... Mr. Marty Robbins

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    These guys had a pretty good batting average for writing hit singles...and no two of them ever sounded the same. They had a bunch of them, yet these three are my favorites. The first one up is a riff you always tend to figure out while working on something else, and as a result was one of the first riffs that I learned as a young kid playing guitar. From around 1972 or so...


    The Hollies - Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress (3:14)


    From 1969...

    THE HOLLIES - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (4:13)


    Parts of this tune have been ripped off by everyone from David Bowie to Radiohead. Still a classic.

    The Hollies-The Air That I Breathe (4:08)
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    These guys had a pretty good batting average for writing hit singles...and no two of them ever sounded the same. They had a bunch of them, yet these three are my favorites. The first one up is a riff you always tend to figure out while working on something else, and as a result was one of the first riffs that I learned as a young kid playing guitar. From around 1972 or so...
    You nailed it Chef. That's the kinda stuff I had in mind when I started this thread. Great find. I'd heard "The Air that I Breathe", but I didn't know it was The Hollies. "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" always sounded like a CCR tune to me.
    "Your right little girl. If women ruled the world there wouldn't be any more war; all the countries would just nag each other to death"
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    Here's one of my very first favorite songs. You want to talk about being taken back to a special time and place, well this is it for me. Reminds me of being about 12 or 13 and sitting in the living room with my father listening to his old 45's. A real gem to emerge from the 1950's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Here's one of my very first favorite songs. You want to talk about being taken back to a special time and place, well this is it for me. Reminds me of being about 12 or 13 and sitting in the living room with my father listening to his old 45's. A real gem to emerge from the 1950's.
    Excellent DD! If it takes you back, this is the place for it. Nice find.
    "Your right little girl. If women ruled the world there wouldn't be any more war; all the countries would just nag each other to death"
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    Okay, I'll play.
    Thanks for this thread, otherwise I wouldn't have thought to look for this band on YouTube.

    Twenty years ago, the old guy at the used record store said to me, "You think Geddy Lee (Rush) has a high voice? You should listen to this guy."
    So I bought the album out of curiosity (I think it cost $2) and took it home to listen to it.
    "Home" at that time was an unfurnished, un-heated room above a barber shop in the seedy section of town which I shared with a crazy woman who was good in bed.
    Later that year the crazy woman got even crazier and the room got cold and I got pneumonia, so (after a brief stay in the hospital) I had to move out.
    "Moving out" actually consisted of running for my life since the crazy woman didn't want me to go, and showed her love for me by trying to kill me with a box cutter.
    The only things I regret leaving behind that cold February night are my "Yes" concert T-shirt and this album, which I had come to like very, very much; wierd as it is.

    So, thanks again VH_VAREB for starting this thread, because I haven't heard this song in two decades.

    I give you Pavlov's Dog (David Surkamp on vocals) performing Of Once and Future Kings.



    P.S. I have no idea what the video accompaniment is supposed to be about. It's wierd but strangely compelling.







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    How about this one guys. I had it on an old Dick Clark American Bandstand album. It was one of the first records I ever got my hands on, and this was one of my favorite tunes on it. Here's Edgar Winter performing "Free Ride"

    "Your right little girl. If women ruled the world there wouldn't be any more war; all the countries would just nag each other to death"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    Okay, I'll play.
    Thanks for this thread, otherwise I wouldn't have thought to look for this band on YouTube.

    Twenty years ago, the old guy at the used record store said to me, "You think Geddy Lee (Rush) has a high voice? You should listen to this guy."
    So I bought the album out of curiosity (I think it cost $2) and took it home to listen to it.
    "Home" at that time was an unfurnished, un-heated room above a barber shop in the seedy section of town which I shared with a crazy woman who was good in bed.
    Later that year the crazy woman got even crazier and the room got cold and I got pneumonia, so (after a brief stay in the hospital) I had to move out.
    "Moving out" actually consisted of running for my life since the crazy woman didn't want me to go, and showed her love for me by trying to kill me with a box cutter.
    The only things I regret leaving behind that cold February night are my "Yes" concert T-shirt and this album, which I had come to like very, very much; wierd as it is.

    So, thanks again VH_VAREB for starting this thread, because I haven't heard this song in two decades.

    I give you Pavlov's Dog (David Surkamp on vocals) performing Of Once and Future Kings.

    P.S. I have no idea what the video accompaniment is supposed to be about. It's wierd but strangely compelling.
    Brother you hit it with that one. Never heard it before in my life. Very Geddy Lee like.
    "Your right little girl. If women ruled the world there wouldn't be any more war; all the countries would just nag each other to death"
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    Quote Originally Posted by VH_VAREB View Post
    How about this one guys. I had it on an old Dick Clark American Bandstand album. It was one of the first records I ever got my hands on, and this was one of my favorite tunes on it. Here's Edgar Winter performing "Free Ride"
    "They Only Come Out At Night" by The Edgar Winter Group" (with Ronnie Montrose on guitar) was the very first album that I bought with my own money!

    It had the "long" version of "Frankenstein", yet oddly the version of "Free Ride" differed greatly from the single version. There were some other terrific cuts as well, such as "Round And Round", "We All Had A Real Good Time" and a ballad called "Autumn".

    Christ, the memories...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    These guys had a pretty good batting average for writing hit singles...and no two of them ever sounded the same. They had a bunch of them, yet these three are my favorites. The first one up is a riff you always tend to figure out while working on something else, and as a result was one of the first riffs that I learned as a young kid playing guitar. From around 1972 or so...
    You just posted three of my favorite songs!

    I don't have anything ready to share right now, but I like this thread.

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    The first and second 45's i ever bought with my own money.

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    god damnit. will someone tell me how to get the vidoes to come up like they do in the preceeding threads?
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    OK, this is almost embarrassing, but I like some of The Easybeats stuff. Found out about them by accident when I picked up a stack of older albums at a yard sale for a buck or two. It was interesting to find out that the rhythm guitarist for the group, George Young, is the older brother of Angus and Malcolm Young.



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