Rediscovering my musical roots...

Tonight I am playing a mix of Conway Twitty, Charlie Rich, Elvis Presley and a who's who list of country-folk legends I grew up listening to, reminiscing a bit and just drifting back to simpler times when the weight of the world was nothing more than a feather on the wind.

Amazing how music lifts burdens, raises hopes and clears away the debris that otherwise clouds the mind. Feels good to close my eyes and feel the love and warmth of days gone by...

What music does this for you guys?
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  • 55LS7055LS70 Posts: 144
    edited January 28
    The first records I listened to were my Aunt's. She had a pretty nice collection of 45's, consisting of Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio, The Shadows, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Carl Perkins, just to name a few. This was about 1961 or 1962. I was only four or five years old at the time. (I jumped in the rabbit hole at a fairly young age.) Later on I inherited the entire works. Unfortunately, none survive to this day. I do have copies of these tunes, on various formats, albums, cd's, cassettes, etc. She died a couple years ago and every time I play one of them I have a fond memory of her. She also liked tube equipment, stating that it sounded "smoother." If you knew her, you would have never thought of her of ever being a "rocker."
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 4,009
    edited January 28
    Here's some that bring me back to a better time but these do sit hard on my soul and bring back some strong feeling of my life's past. Simpler times but deeply emotional connections for sure.






    Post edited by Tony M on
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 1,351
    He shook his head, and he said with a smile
    What I'd really like dad is to borrow the car keys, see you later, can I have them please?
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,957
    ^^^ That is a painful song for me to listen to. It sums up the relationship I had with my father as if it was written about us.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 1,351
    :o :/ :( :'( sorry John.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,957
    No worries Fest... there are many that had much worse. My job is to see to it my boy doesn't grow up to repeat that cycle.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,872
    edited January 28
    Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Carly Simons, Mama and Papas, Doobie Bros, Johnny cash
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,805
    For me music can bring back distant memories along with the smells at the time.
    It is crazy what music can unlock in your mind.
    It can also release the all the stress of the day.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,957
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    ...Doobie Bros...
    Those aren't memories. They're called flash backs. :p
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,957
    I bet Jesse was there when Sly carved the Family Stone.
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,361
    The artists aren't the important piece, bands and one man shows like Steve Miller Band, Streetheart, Dire Straights, Aldo Nova, AC/DC, etc. all played by my parents when I was a kid, sometimes when I spin a disc with a song from the young years I can remember the cabin in the woods, having fun as a kid without a care in the world. Sappy yeah but that's how this brain works.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 4,009
    Music HELPS make memories more solidly engrained.

    Don McLean's "The Day the Music Died"/"American Pie" was playing when I took my first puff. I still remember my Brother's friend's house in the living room. The stereo was nice sounding but I don't remember what it was but I think a record was playing.

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies . I am glad to be a part of a select group that tries to take our auditory and visual senses to a higher level: we EXPERIENCE them.... GOT SDA?... Got TFM ?
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 4,009
    edited January 29
    Here's a couple I remember from my early days that struck my memory bank hard. I don't remember where I heard them but they have the melody thing going on.

    Most people just listen to music and watch movies . I am glad to be a part of a select group that tries to take our auditory and visual senses to a higher level: we EXPERIENCE them.... GOT SDA?... Got TFM ?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 16,078
    edited January 29
    So -- my father worked in broadcasting in Baltimore in the mid to late 1950s at a couple of different radio stations.

    As such, I grew up listening to old records (well, a few years old).
    I guess one that made a big impression on me - and which I still have - was this one.

    Sort of white boy imitation Chuck Berry, but I loved it (and, truth be told, still do, in a way). So earnest and crisp.

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  • 55LS7055LS70 Posts: 144
    My Aunt had a Buddy Knox 45 as well. I think one of the songs was called "Party Girl."
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 16,078
    55LS70 wrote: »
    My Aunt had a Buddy Knox 45 as well. I think one of the songs was called "Party Girl."

    Close -- Party Doll. I think it was his biggest hit (and it was a big hit).

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  • 55LS7055LS70 Posts: 144
    That's it. Well done.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    Cool songs, Tony! Most of which I was not familiar with. I liked how they told a story and kept your interest all the way through. It was like a journey. Very cool, especially "In the Year 2525"!
    Tony M wrote: »
    Here's some that bring me back to a better time but these do sit hard on my soul and bring back some strong feeling of my life's past. Simpler times but deeply emotional connections for sure.
    Tony M wrote: »
    Here's a couple I remember from my early days that struck my memory bank hard. I don't remember where I heard them but they have the melody thing going on.

    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 4,009
    I was 12 when 2525 came out. I loved hearing that song. Me being a Science vacuum cleaner, I thought it was such a vision of what the future might be like.

    It's getting there isn't it. The first cloning of monkeys supposedly just happened last year. :o
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 16,957
    edited January 30
    Tony M wrote: »
    It's getting there isn't it. The first cloning of monkeys supposedly just happened last year. :o

    Cloning has been around for thousands of years now. How else could Jesse be that old and still smelling the roses? :p

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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 4,009
    A clone of Methuselah maybe? ;)
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    Not specific genre of music related, but I was reminded of this thread yesterday when I was recording a few DJ mixes at my buddy's place on my birthday.

    AMT tweeter powered Presonus R80 studio monitors combined with a 10" M-Audio 300watt studio sub belting out some clean and crisp sound, with powerful slamming bass that you could feel. Had a few transitions between tracks where everything was lined up perfectly and sounded amazing. Completely in the zone and banging out a dynamic and exciting mix.

    Had that feeling of "Wow, I really needed this" - funny how sometimes you don't know you needed something until you're doing it.
    Amazing how music lifts burdens, raises hopes and clears away the debris that otherwise clouds the mind. Feels good to close my eyes and feel the love and warmth of days gone by...

    What music does this for you guys?

    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 4,009
    edited January 30
    So, Were you feeling it like this?
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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies . I am glad to be a part of a select group that tries to take our auditory and visual senses to a higher level: we EXPERIENCE them.... GOT SDA?... Got TFM ?
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 4,009
    Music soothes the soul!
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies . I am glad to be a part of a select group that tries to take our auditory and visual senses to a higher level: we EXPERIENCE them.... GOT SDA?... Got TFM ?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 1,436
    Did you know that there's some people that have never gotten goosebumps as a reaction to a great piece of music? It boggles the mind.
    Tony M wrote: »
    So, Were you feeling it like this?
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    Alan_r wrote: »
    My passion is for the music, my hobby is how I listen to it.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 4,009
    edited January 30
    I know they exist and it's sad that maybe 1/2 the world has never seen or heard a stereo or even a musical band. Or that they even exist.

    I met a Marine Colonel that asked what I got from just sitting and listening to music.

    He was out on a date with a lady friend of mine and my wife. I almost said back, I'll bet you would score a lot more points if you and Mary sit and listen to some and drink some more of whatever you were drinking here. And put on Gino Vannelli for starters. It always worked for me on many occasions. But he was twice my size and more skilled at eliminating the enemy than I'll even hope to be.

    But I just said, I've always liked it and I don't always just sit and listen. I usually do other things while I'm listening. Mary quickly butted in and steered the conversation in another direction.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies . I am glad to be a part of a select group that tries to take our auditory and visual senses to a higher level: we EXPERIENCE them.... GOT SDA?... Got TFM ?
  • verbverb Posts: 782

    I look back and ponder what could have been with my Dad. We eventually reconciled. He’s gone now but many years lost.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 4,009
    Wow, that was something to hear and read about in the song. Thanks @verb

    My Dad barely reconciled with me too, but there was NO bridge built by my dad either.

    I know my dad and mom forced me to be independant of them. They had 2 others that needed them more.


    Bridge
    Queensrÿche
    You called me up on the phone today
    Struggling with the right words to say.
    Time can change a thing or two.
    Time has changed the lives of me and you,
    But you know it could have been different dad.
    The word brings back a sweet memory.
    I'm sitting on a bluff on a broken tree,
    By my side a distinguished man
    Giving me encouragement, telling me I can,
    And you know you're not there.
    You say, "Son, let's forget the past,
    I want another chance, gonna make it last."
    You're begging me for a brand new start,
    Trying to mend a bridge that's been blown apart,
    But you know you never built it dad.
    So I sit here through the night,
    And I write myself to sleep,
    And time keeps ticking
    Time has made you finally realize
    Your loneliness and your guilt inside.
    You're reaching for something you never had,
    Turning around now you're looking back,
    And you know I'm not there.
    You say, "Son, let's forget the past.
    I want another chance, gonna make it last."
    You're begging me for a brand new start,
    Trying to mend a bridge that's been blown apart,
    But you know you never built it dad.
    Songwriters: CHRISTOPHER DEGARMO
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 8,805
    edited January 31
    My favorite band hands down. thank you cousin Tony Dunlap R.I.P.
    We spent many hours in the sweet spot thanks to you o:)
    Queenryche Rules
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 3,517
    The Cream, Sunshine of your love on AM radio. That's when I realized The Beatles sucked.
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