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Old 03-12-18, 08:54 PM
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Gee...Thanks...

P.S. They weren't California girls ~ they were from everywhere else in the
USA ~ the Beach Boys wished they were California Girls.

The original Just a Gigolo..

Louis Prima that's his wife at the time Keely Smith (he robbed the cradle
she was 25 he was 43)

Louis passed in 1978... we lost Keely this last December (2017)



A more famous Prima tune... (although Benny Goodman had better success with it) Prima wrote it...



:>---

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Both are very nice, pup.

I remember SSS from a movie - for, was it a cartoon? It, too, would be a good "interlude song". I can imagine hearing it between the end of a Roy Rogers western and a Tarzan flick at the old "picture show" as kids scurry to concessions to re-load on popcorn and soda pop. Don't forget the Good 'n Plenty and Jufyfruits!

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Old 03-12-18, 09:02 PM
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Wow - go guys go! I know who Louie Prima was but that's it.

Other than Sunday school at John Stewart Methodist Church I don't believe I wore hard shoes ever during the year. I loved new tennis shoes P.F. Flyers, et. al. Of course, Converse.

I am going to guess that in a bout '62-'65 a pair of Converse cost around $10. Making any school basketball team always lead to new shoes.

Eighth grade - Meet Me at Midnight, Mary.
My brother and I were recently talking tennis shoes. He wondered "what ever happened to Converse shoes?" Well, I looked them up and this is what I found: $55 now. I think they are more of a fashion statement than anything else today. I can't imagine the high tops being very safe to wear playing basketball now. But, they were "all that" in the day.

https://www.zappos.com/p/converse-ch...180313020150:s

Z-man: No surprise. You have your girl right where she wants you! And, you are in good company.

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Old 03-13-18, 12:48 PM
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My brother and I were recently talking tennis shoes. He wondered "what ever happened to Converse shoes?" Well, I looked them up and this is what I found: $55 now. I think they are more of a fashion statement than anything else today. I can't imagine the high tops being very safe to wear playing basketball now. But, they were "all that" in the day.

https://www.zappos.com/p/converse-ch...180313020150:s

Z-man: No surprise. You have your girl right where she wants you! And, you are in good company.
Yes, "Chucks" or Converse All-Stars are a huge fashion statement today. You can see more of them now, especially worn by young girls, than in the recent past.

Converse is now owned by Nike and they have released a "Flyknit" upgrade. It seems, however, that the old-fashioned canvas shoes are still outselling the newer styles:
https://www.maxim.com/style/converse...ll-star-2017-4

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Old 03-13-18, 02:08 PM
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In my role as the general dilettante, goof ball, doophus, wayward one, naughty skunk on here, I am forthwith by acclamation placing Keely Smith, rretroactively, radioactively, ipso facto delecto into our now defunct "Babe Hall." PLease step forward, Miss. Smith and be bestowed.

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Old 03-13-18, 02:54 PM
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Guess it's never too late for induction into the "Bevo Babe Hall". The late Ms. Smith would have turned 90 last Friday. Keely, we hardly knew ye.


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Old 03-13-18, 04:15 PM
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I've been dropping crumbs...it's old stuff but I thought you might jump on Meet Me at Midnight, Mary. (Post 5429)

I'm picking the Bucks in the upset.
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Old 03-13-18, 05:09 PM
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Who Knows?

Every so often I hear a song that I think was done by one group only to find out years later the song was done by yet another group. Herewith is a prime example.

Who can tell the name of the group I thought was responsible? I don't think you have to get inside my head to come up with the answer. (Heaven forbid - it's dangerous in there!)

Hint: this is a group that has been mentioned quite a bit here.



I love this song from the eighties.
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Old 03-13-18, 05:10 PM
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Not just Tennies... Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars

Canvas high tops.

You were Smooooooooth if you had white low cuts.

There were other brands (off the top of my head)...
P.F. Flyers
Lecross (LaCrosse?)
Keds
...
Remember Red Ball Jets?
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Old 03-13-18, 06:15 PM
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I know it and I like it. Very 80's hip-techno. But I can't think of the "fake" band. I need more info. but let it ride in case someone can guess it.

Blondie? The Cars?
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Old 03-13-18, 06:33 PM
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Sounds similar to Nena's 99 Luftballons.

- - -

vaguely remember Red Ball Jets.

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Old 03-13-18, 08:21 PM
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Every so often I hear a song that I think was done by one group only to find out years later the song was done by yet another group. Herewith is a prime example.

Who can tell the name of the group I thought was responsible? I don't think you have to get inside my head to come up with the answer. (Heaven forbid - it's dangerous in there!)

Hint: this is a group that has been mentioned quite a bit here.

I love this song from the eighties.
EagleGuy, is your question in reference to the video you included? If so, were you thinking of the English Beat? I remember seeing Modern English do "Melt With You" on MTV for the first time (and just staring at the guitar player, lol). A buddy of mine into punk and new wave said there was some confusion over the two groups back then
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Old 03-14-18, 11:49 AM
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EagleGuy, is your question in reference to the video you included? If so, were you thinking of the English Beat? I remember seeing Modern English do "Melt With You" on MTV for the first time (and just staring at the guitar player, lol). A buddy of mine into punk and new wave said there was some confusion over the two groups back then
Yes, my question is in reference to the video included. It may have helped if I had said that! LOL No, the band I thought did this song was not the English Beat, but I need to check them out as I'm not sure I remember them.

Bevo: Neither Blondie nor The Cars, though I like both groups. Is Debbie Harry in your Bevo Babes? Wow, just wow! The group I mistook as being responsible was an older group that was popular in the seventies - if I have my decades right.

Pup: I love Nena's 99 Luftballoons (Air Balloons or, simply, balloons). Although this tune was done in the 80's, it was an anti-war song, as I recall. Key word: recall.

Until I posted the video, I had never seen the group perform the song. For years, I just went on sound alone. I heard the song again just Tuesday afternoon. Will try to check back in later...
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Old 03-14-18, 02:06 PM
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I believe Debbie may have gone in during the first induction ceremony, along with Nancy Wilson , Dusty Springfield, P.J. Soles (see Halloween One) and a couple of others.
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Old 03-14-18, 03:50 PM
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Yes, my question is in reference to the video included. It may have helped if I had said that! LOL No, the band I thought did this song was not the English Beat, but I need to check them out as I'm not sure I remember them.

Until I posted the video, I had never seen the group perform the song. For years, I just went on sound alone. I heard the song again just Tuesday afternoon. Will try to check back in later...
Hmm - possibly Human League? Their lead singer sounds kinda like the guy in Modern English.
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Old 03-14-18, 04:02 PM
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Pup: I love Nena's 99 Luftballoons (Air Balloons or, simply, balloons). Although this tune was done in the 80's, it was an anti-war song, as I recall. Key word: recall.
Come to think of it, there were a few anti-war themed MTV songs/videos in the 1980's, some more subtle than others. A few come to mind:

"Stand Or Fall" - The Fixx
"It's A Mistake" - Men At Work (with a very funny well-made video)

My absolute favorite with that theme was Bow Wow Wow's "Do You Wanna Hold Me", with their cute lead singer and fashionable long mohawks. I didn't catch the subtleties at the time about Mickey Mouse being a demon, and the guy wearing the Reagan mask. I just thought it was a cool pop song.

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Old 03-14-18, 04:32 PM
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Hail Zunardo and EagleGuy for giving us old farts some education about the '80's!

We're never too old to learn some new stuff......are we? Heck no.

Thanks, guys.
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Old 03-14-18, 04:50 PM
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Couple of puzzlers - I believe we have at least one Wayward one who can answer this. Nokie Edwards just died. He was 82 and in a band in the Rock Hall. Who he?

Another one: on Sept. 20, 1998 the day after Cal Ripken's playing streak of 2,632 ended, the new leader in consecutive games had played in 327 games in a row. Mixing the sublime, a touch of irony and evil and a pinch of paradox into a bowl, the "new" leader signed with the Orioles the following season and was Ripken's teammate.
As a major league clue, this fine fellow's streak ended at 392, when his manager ignominiously suspended him for one game for failure to run out a ground ball.

The baseball stuff from a great book titled "The Streak" - a comparison of Ripken and Gehrig during their careers and specifically their individual streaks.

Author - John Eisenberg

Another factoid: the average major league salary in 1975, the year before the birth of free agency, was $44,676, just slightly higher than OWK's stipend as St. V's A.D.

Just joking! My first teaching salary ('74-'75) at tiny, frugal (cheap) New Riegel High School was around $6,000, that included coaching all three girls' sports - v.b., basketball and softball.

By 2012 the average major league salary was $3.2 million.
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Old 03-14-18, 05:28 PM
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Sounds like you could be talking about the infamous Albert Belle?
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Old 03-14-18, 05:30 PM
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Indeed - Albert became the temporary leader in consecutive games played when Cal finally sat down. Easy question for the baseball guy!
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Old 03-14-18, 05:47 PM
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I think I'm just the first one to see the question, but thanks for tossing it out there.

I've always thought that Mr. Belle, unfortunately, frittered away his incredible talent. He could have been a Hall of Famer if he had the attitude necessary. I still remember watching baseball on TV several years ago with my son (around 2008 or so). I mentioned that the player at the plate reminded me of Albert Belle. My son (who was around 15 at the time) responded with "Who"?
I thought then....what a waste of talent.
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Old 03-14-18, 06:20 PM
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I loved Albert because he was ours! Albert was a bad man!

My wife and I were there on the August night that he went yard on Lee Smith in the ninth to win it with as Smith said "a shot to the picnic tables."

Liked the muscle pointing also!!

Has slightly returned to the reservation.

50/50 player in 144 games!!!

The bad hip curtailed his Hall career.
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Old 03-14-18, 07:14 PM
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Come to think of it, there were a few anti-war themed MTV songs/videos in the 1980's, some more subtle than others. A few come to mind:

"Stand Or Fall" - The Fixx
"It's A Mistake" - Men At Work (with a very funny well-made video)

My absolute favorite with that theme was Bow Wow Wow's "Do You Wanna Hold Me", with their cute lead singer and fashionable long mohawks. I didn't catch the subtleties at the time about Mickey Mouse being a demon, and the guy wearing the Reagan mask. I just thought it was a cool pop song.

Just watched Stand or Fall (do not remember this one) and It's A Mistake (do remember this one). Also, do not remember seeing/hearing DYWHM before, but I like it, too. A fun song. Agree on the singer. Wish I had caught this one back then. Thanks for bringing it up!

OK. You guys are going to laugh, but until recently I thought the Moody Blues did I'll Melt With You (Modern English). I heard it again "Tuesday afternoon" and noticed the "youthfulness" as the phrase "getting bet-ter" was sung by the group (with that cool English accent). No, I am not the best of listeners! LOL
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Old 03-15-18, 09:42 AM
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The sheer grandiosity of Ripken's feat: Played in a record 2,632 consecutive games from May 30, 1982 through September 19, 1998. Sixteen season without missing a game.
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Old 03-15-18, 01:59 PM
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1st of 10

For Diva...


Jose Iturbi etal playing Hungarian Rhapsody #2 from the movie Anchors Aweigh
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson,a young Dean Stockwell and Jerry the mouse.





site: The Hollywood Bowl / first opened in 1922 /the band shell was not completed until 1929



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Old 03-16-18, 08:21 AM
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Dark Eyes
You know the tune....now you know the title.
The actual Russian title is 'Black Eyes' but some how it just doesn't work for us,

(Old joke: What do you say to a jerk with two black eyes?
Nothing; you already told him twice!)

The most reconizable Russan romance song.




Lyrics... (Russian)
Black eyes, passionate eyes,
Burning and beautiful eyes!
How I love you, how I fear you,
It seems I met you in an unlucky hour!

Oh, not for nothing are you darker than the deep!
I see mourning for my soul in you,
I see a triumphant flame in you
A poor heart immolated in it.

But I am not sad, I am not sorrowful,
My fate is soothing to me
All that is best in life that God gave us,
In sacrifice I returned to the fiery eyes!
- - -

Metrical English translation ( can be sung to the melody ).

Oh, these gorgeous eyes, dark and glorious eyes,
Burn-with-passion eyes, how you hypnotise!
How I adore you so, how I fear you though,
Since I saw you glow! Now my spirit’s low!

Darkness yours conceal mighty fires real;
They my fate will seal: burn my soul with zeal!
But my love for you, when the time is due,
Will refresh anew like the morning dew!

No, not sad am I, nor so mad am I;
All my comforts lie in my destiny.
Just to realise my life’s worthiest prize
Did I sacrifice for those ardent eyes!.

Translation by Peter Farnbank

Chet Atkins played an original interpretation of the song on electric guitar...



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Old 03-17-18, 05:14 PM
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Dark Gipsy by Al Marconi

he'sfromEnglandbu plays the Spanish Guitar



Well,you shoul have figired it ou now,there is a theme to thes posts,
if not it will be very appearant shortlty.

:>---

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Old 03-17-18, 08:24 PM
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Yes, the suspense is killing me as well as possibly others. Perhaps you could post the rest ASAP -- like tomorrow?
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Old 03-17-18, 09:33 PM
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No such suspense with my Nokie Edwards' question. My clues were that he died this past week at 82 and that he was a member of a band in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I can tell the stalwarts are on sabbatical as they would have nailed this. Nokie was the lead guitar player for the Ventures.

Working on some quizzes... .

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Old 03-17-18, 10:14 PM
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Dark Gipsy by Al Marconi

he'sfromEnglandbu plays the Spanish Guitar



Well,you shoul have figired it ou now,there is a theme to thes posts,
if not it will be very appearant shortlty.

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All are very nice, including the scenery. This one would make a good uptempo Interlude tune. BTW, I imagine your silver dime more than covered your expense. More details?
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Old 03-18-18, 02:26 PM
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#4 of 10

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Cher - Dark Lady

#1 hit in 1974 for a very sexy/pretty woman (a Bevo Babe?)

Written and composed by Johnny Durrill who was a member of the group The Ventures.

Cher once toured with the Ventures.

A version was performed in 1973 as part of The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.




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