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Old 25-08-2008, 09:21 PM   Lifetme Service Award Officer #1
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Bands Your Dad Used to Listen To

I know there are a gazillion music threads on here, but I'm sleeping with (one of) the boss(es) so you can all get stuffed.

I recently purchased Alchemy, the first live album by the Dire Straits, and now I want to be Mark Knopfler when I grow up. My dad used to be quite the Straits fan, so I've been subjected to them all my life. They were part of many a holiday mix tape (I feel old).

Which bands are you happy to listen to voluntarily after having been exposed during your innocent years?

If you had to nominate one song and one album that you'd like to thank your dad for, which would it be?

Song: Simple Minds' Mandela Day
Album: Dire Straits' Money for Nothing

Honourable mentions: Supertramp, Pink Floyd, and I will never tire of the Scorpions' Wind of Change. I'm pretty sure I sang along to that when I was four in my own little make believe English.

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The soundtrack of my youth was mostly jazz and classical. The one album that really sticks with me is Miles Davis - Kind of Blue.
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All I remember my dad listening to was Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, and Men at work.

Eric Clapton-Change the world is the song I remember most, and I LOVE that song. And tears in heaven.
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As a kid I was subjected to the odd combination of Lemon Jelly, Hexstatic, Ian Dury & The Blockheads and Divine Comedy by my Dad.
All of which, strangely, I still love.
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Ray Charles (incomparable), Frank Sinatra (My Way gives me chills), Bobby Darin, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. I used to lay in front of the 8 Track... yes, the 8 Track... and play this...

... over and over just by hitting one button. I think it may explain my affinity for horns in other types of music.
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Originally Posted by duckula View Post
The soundtrack of my youth was mostly jazz and classical. The one album that really sticks with me is Miles Davis - Kind of Blue.
Try "Sketches of Spain"

Sketches is what made him famous and just about everything that came after was derivative. I always got the impression that He was an Angry Old Man.


So I should tell you some of mine? Actually I can't remember any of my fathers musical choices. I remember listening to "The Lucky Strike Hit Parade" and Snooky Lanson (?) "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window"...

But, because I'm now officially an old guy, Let me name a couple that you missed...

"The Wall"

"Bat Out Of Hell"

Jennifer Warnes "Famous Blue Raincoat" which was just reissued in a 20th Anniversary edition.

And just damn near anything by Pat Benatar or Linda Ronstadt.

And Anything by that Lubbock Kid that used to play on the Roswell Radio Station when I was 13. He started the dancing. Buddy Holly & the Crickets.

After that came that Christian Rock guy... Elvis "Whats his name..." He really messed up his life later on. But he did sing a whole bunch of Otis Blackwell songs that made him real famous. There were a couple other guys that sort of specialized in singing Otis Blackwell songs... Jerry Lee Lewis & Roy Orbison. Of course none of them ever admitted it. Back then it would have ended their career to admit that their Rock and Roll music actually was written by a Black man in New York City. People used to whisper that about Elvis, but nobody really believed those rumors. And nobody ever thought that same New York Black guy could have written "Great Balls of Fire" for Jerry Lee Lewis.

Otis Blackwell
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Otis Blackwell Also known as John Davenport
Born February 16, 1931
Origin Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died May 6, 2002 (aged 71) Nashville, Tennessee
Genre(s) East Coast Blues, Rock & Roll, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, Pianist, Songwriter
Instrument(s) Piano
Years active 1950s - 2002
Label(s) RCA, Groove, Atlantic

Otis Blackwell (16 February 1931 6 May 2002) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist whose work significantly influenced rock 'n' roll. His compositions include Little Willie John's "Fever", Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" and "Breathless", Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel", "All Shook Up" and "Return to Sender" (with Winfield Scott), and Jimmy Jones' "Handy Man".

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Old 05-09-2008, 01:28 AM   Senior Registered Member #8
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My dad was born in '52. He listened to everything that was considered popular then, which is today playing on K-Earth 101.1 -- our local oldies station for those here on the west coast.
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