Saturday, December 19, 2015

What day is it?

OK, It's Friday. How's about some tunes! i won;t make any comments, I will just let you enjoy.















OK. I guess that is enough for one week.

10 comments:

  1. That's quite the collection Matt. I love Saturday Night Fish Fry. Never heard of Celery Stalks at Midnight, what a bizarre name!

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  2. "Celery Stalks at Midnight", how on earth did they come up with that?!?
    These are before my time so I didn't recognize any of them but I enjoyed them all. I think I was a little partial to Pompton Turnpike. They reminded me of the great Broadway musicals, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Fred Astaire, sigh. I could just picture them dancing to these tunes. Wonderful collection, Matt, TY.

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    1. Florie, Duran Duran is before your time!

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  3. This is a wonderful selection Matt! I love the stand up bass in Barnet's song. It's funny, when I played clarinet in grade school it didn't sound anything like Artie Shaw. It was more of a screechy, spitty sound. Imagine that. :))

    I don't think I could choose a favorite among these; they're all fantastic. I'm listening to them as I do my charting. Good stuff. Thank you!

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    1. Pompon Turnpike was arranged by Billy May (one of the arranges for Frank Sinatra in the '50's). I read that it was supposed to get even wilder but the technology of the time could not record it -- hence the sudden ending.

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  4. " it was supposed to get even wilder but the technology of the time could not record it -- hence the sudden ending."

    I'll have to give it another listen! Matt, you have an amazing breadth of knowledge about music. Did this arise from being a DJ? Tom is also likes to dig into a song or group/artist and knows a lot of interesting things about popular music.

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    1. Wilder in the sense that is just kept building and building.

      I have a pretty diverse sense of music. My mother listened to classical. My father would, from time to time, listen to country. His favorited radio station when I was very young was KSFO, San Francisco -- one of the premier middle of the road stations in the country. As and adult I have heard songs of which I had no conscious memory, but yet they were almost a part of me.

      Might make for an interesting post, about my musical wandering so. Iwas thinking of commenting on how I know the songs posted here.

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  5. I agree, I was listening more closely the second time. They were definitely building to a crescendo and then - bam - it stopped. BTW, I enjoyed the instruments answering one another, I don't know the right term, I call it "scat" but know that's not correct (zep often did that as well only with the voice answering the guitar lead).

    I vote yes for the musical post :-)

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    1. Tom just told me that's called "echo", with the second often at a lesser volume. I figured it would have its own fancy term, you know?

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    2. I would have called it "answering" my slew, but I am certainly not an expert.

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