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The Norks
17-08-2005, 00:00:11
This was really my Dad's music, but I still love it. Just wondered if anyone else listened to it?
Probably the most famous Belafonte songs are Day-O (The Banana Boat song) and Jump in Line (Shake Shake Senora) which are both used in Beetlejuice
My fave Pete Seeger song is Little Boxes but I'm buggered if I can download it anywhere. He also did The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Guantanamera, Where have all the flowers Gone, and We shall Overcome.

We used to beg Dad to play Day-O on a Sunday lol. Great memories. Did I just have a weird upbringing?!

What songs did your parents play that you still listen to?

Tizzy
17-08-2005, 09:23:43
Last time I went home I had a fun afternoon playing my Mum's 60's/70's hits compilation records and my favourtie songs from my Dad's collection of The Corries.

Funko
17-08-2005, 09:30:37
Mainly 50s and 60s stuff that we'd listen to in my Dad's car.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
17-08-2005, 10:21:34
Originally posted by The Norks


What songs did your parents play that you still listen to? [/B]

Only Nat 'King' Cole.

Can't abide Perry Como or Jim Reeves.

But we did use to listen to Forces' Favourites, which did mean we'd get to hear Burl Ives, The Weavers, John Barry, Monty Norman, Peggy Lee, Helen Shapiro, Little Eva, Millie, Desmond Dekker and so on.


Which means every time Kylie comes on 'singing' her version of 'The Locomotion' I have an audio memory to crowd it out.

protein
17-08-2005, 11:01:01
Sgt. Pepper - Beatles
Carmina Burana - Carl Orff
Every Breath You Take (The Singles) - The Police

I didn't get them to play it to me, I just listened to it out of their collection.

I was also listening to stuff other kids were listening to at that time which was all American electro hip hop from the now legendary "Street Sounds Elecro" series. I had volumes 3 and 9. I also liked Michael Jackson's Thriller album.

*End Is Forever*
17-08-2005, 17:34:50
Mum's record collection gave me a lifelong love of the Beatles. I used to like the Beach Boys a lot too, but they've mostly disappeared off the radar.

Gary
17-08-2005, 17:55:31
Little boxes, little boxes,
Little boxes made for cricketers.
And you shove one
Down your underpants
To protect you in the game.
There's a red one,
And a green one,
And one made of aluminium,
But if you stop a googlie,
It'll hurt you
Just the same. (http://encarta.msn.com/media_461533049/Pete_Seeger_Sings_%E2%80%9CLittle_Boxes%E2%80%9D.h tml)

The Norks
18-08-2005, 01:34:06
Originally posted by protein
Sgt. Pepper - Beatles
Carmina Burana - Carl Orff
Every Breath You Take (The Singles) - The Police

I didn't get them to play it to me, I just listened to it out of their collection.

I was also listening to stuff other kids were listening to at that time which was all American electro hip hop from the now legendary "Street Sounds Elecro" series. I had volumes 3 and 9. I also liked Michael Jackson's Thriller album.

yeah i forgot thriller!

best video evah!

Lazarus and the Gimp
18-08-2005, 09:48:24
Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Cat Stevens. That was the good stauff. I wasn't so keen on the John Denver and Steeleye Span.

Debaser
18-08-2005, 10:36:23
My dad (and therefore I) used to listen to:

Steely Dan (I still like a lot)
Eric Clapton (Some of his stuff's ok)
Dire Straits (Hmm...)
Phil Collins (Hmmmm....)
Beach Boys (I still like most of it)

My mum listened to:
The Beatles (yay!)
and er... not much else.... Rod Stewart maybe???

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 10:38:46
How can you like the Bia-tch Boys and not Dire Straits?!?

Dire Straits = nice guitars, pretty cool songs

Beach Boys = Annoying high pitched singing with annoying surfer noises :p

Debaser
18-08-2005, 10:41:36
Ok, I secretly do still like some Dire Straits... don't tell anyone.

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 10:43:43
Hey!!! Guess What everybody......

Funko
18-08-2005, 10:58:25
Sorry, my hand slipped...

http://www.counterglow.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=30345

novacane
18-08-2005, 15:29:50
Blondie
Elvis Costello
Boomtown Rats
Ian Dury & The Blockheads
The Eurythmics
Madonna (Immaculate Collection)

I've since bought most of that stuff for my own collection.

Oooh, its teks me back.

King_Ghidra
18-08-2005, 15:38:55
your parents listened to Madonna? fucking hell you little bastard you sure know how to make a 30yr old cry

parents stuff that i still listen to:

beach boys - especially sunflower, which is a superb album
david bowie - 'borrowed' the original aladdin sane on vinyl from them

i know my dad was big fan of herman & the hermits...and there seemed to be some Boney M around, but as much as i love rasputin, et al. can't pretend i listen to it

they also had these dreadful 'hooked on classics' albums, featuring classical music played with a with a bit drum beat over it, god we all loved those :o

my dad a had a thing for babrbara dickinson which was the cause of much hilarity

scariest track is probably 'i know him so well' with elaine page from the Chess musical sound track. I'll admit i now have that on mp3, it can come out when a cheesy ballad mood hits sometimes

novacane
18-08-2005, 15:45:38
Sorry. ;)

This must have been more early 90's when Immaculate Collection came out when I would have been 11-12ish. Its fucking brilliant.

:gotit: I also listened to a lot of Whitney Houston.

Oh, I wanna dance with somebody,
I wanna feel the heeeeat with somebody,
Oh, wanna dance with somebody,
.......with somebody who loves me.

Great voice.

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 15:47:18
so did I! Her finest hour!

novacane
18-08-2005, 15:48:10
:lol:

:beer:

Greg W
18-08-2005, 15:48:40
God, heaps of stuff.
Rolling Stones
Beach Boys
Toto (don't own any, but I like it on the radio)
The Who
The Beatles
Fleetwood Mac

Off the top of my head anyway.

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 15:59:52
Greatest middle eight ever!

"Clocks strikes upon the hour
And the sun begins to fade
Still enough time to figure out
How to chase my blues away
I've done alright up 'til now
It's the light of day that shows me how
And when the night falls loneliness calls"

novacane
18-08-2005, 16:03:49
I'm gonna have to look up the tracklisting for the album my mum had. In fairness, I always thought it was pretty good at the time. It had some great upbeat songs and a few proper tearjerkers too. Being a young lad of little emotion, my tears were never jerked at the time. Just to clear that up.

King_Ghidra
18-08-2005, 16:04:59
Oh, T-Rex too

i played tiger feet non-stop for ages after i found the single

novacane
18-08-2005, 16:05:55
Here we go
Whitney (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000243Q4/qid=1124377453/sr=2-2/ref=sr_2_11_2/202-8301100-4853410)

And in a nice link up, the last track on this album is 'I Know Him So Well' :lol:

2.00!!! I might get a secondhand copy.

novacane
18-08-2005, 16:06:22
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
Oh, T-Rex too

i played tiger feet non-stop for ages after i found the single

You know that was Mud though right? ;)

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 16:06:54
Originally posted by novacane
I'm gonna have to look up the tracklisting for the album my mum had. In fairness, I always thought it was pretty good at the time. It had some great upbeat songs and a few proper tearjerkers too. Being a young lad of little emotion, my tears were never jerked at the time. Just to clear that up.

Yeah, but something else was jerked to Whitney wasn't it??

King_Ghidra
18-08-2005, 16:08:16
Originally posted by novacane
You know that was Mud though right? ;)

oh bollocks :o

Whitney teams up with her mother (Cissy) for a superb cover of I know him so well.

BUY IT

novacane
18-08-2005, 16:09:00
D'you know, I don't think I ever did. Honest. But she looks pretty hot on that cover.

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 16:16:14
Yeah, she fine fine fine! Also from that era Susanna Hoffs would get it.

I don't believe I ever did to her either, as I used to think she was too good for that........

King_Ghidra
18-08-2005, 16:17:01
mmm susanna hoffs :love:

but you're right nils, she is too good for you

novacane
18-08-2005, 16:17:59
:p Too good indeed.

I'm gonna have to do an image search. The name doesn't ring MY bell.

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 16:18:10
Yes, I don't think obsession came anywhere close!

novacane
18-08-2005, 16:21:22
Hey Nills, you're better looking than her husband. Call her up. its not too late.

http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/universal_pictures/meet_the_fockers/_group_photos/susanna_hoffs39.jpg

I approve.

She was in the Bangles then? I never knew them by name.

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 16:23:11
What the hell is she doing with that dooffus? That cannot be a recent photo surely?! Does she not age?

Right, who's got her number?

Funko
18-08-2005, 16:30:13
The wonders of plastic surgery.

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 16:31:27
No way, my Susie would never have to resort to plastic surgery :D

Funko
18-08-2005, 16:33:57
Oh yeah, clearly not...

http://www.poster.net/hoffs-susannah/hoffs-susannah-photo-susannah-hoffs-6225095.jpg

King_Ghidra
18-08-2005, 16:33:57
born in 1958...:eek:

novacane
18-08-2005, 16:34:39
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Yes, I don't think obsession came anywhere close!

Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Right, who's got her number?

I would have thought you might have her number, know where she lives, send her your dirty underwear etc etc.

Gramercy Riffs
18-08-2005, 16:37:26
My dad used to play Billy Joel, The Stranglers (not the cool early stuff, Golden Brown onward stuff) and the Moody Blues in the car alot.

My mum liked the Beatles and Roy Orbison (good choices)

And my brother was (is) ten years older so as I got older I started to listen to his LP's, mainly The Smiths, joy Division, OMD etc

Nills Lagerbaak
18-08-2005, 16:43:33
Originally posted by novacane
I would have thought you might have her number, know where she lives, send her your dirty underwear etc etc.

Yeah, I don't like to talk about that side of our love.

novacane
18-08-2005, 16:52:14
Originally posted by Gramercy Riffs
And my brother was (is) ten years older so as I got older I started to listen to his LP's, mainly The Smiths, joy Division, OMD etc

I wish I'd had an older brother (someone like K_G ;) )

Gramercy Riffs
18-08-2005, 17:11:28
K_G is old enough to be your father

Diss
18-08-2005, 22:02:42
Fleetwood Mac- the entire Rumours album.

For basically a pop group, this is an amazing album with many hits on it. And even the non hits are pretty good.

My dad also listened to oldies such as this song from the 50's (I think) called runaway. I can't remember much else.

He also liked the Police a lot. Every breath you take especially. I also like the police (but they were popular more for people my age than my dad- I'm surprised my dad liked such "new" music).

But my dad played the rumours album alot. I used to hate him playing the album so much. but I grew to like it. He used to really crank the volume up on the stereo.

Yeah it's weird when you yell at your parents to turn down the radio. :).

Fleetwood is also fairly recent music for my dad. He was 32 years old when he had me. So he grew up with a lot of 50's and 60's music. But he listened to the classic rock station mostly when I was a kid.

Greg W
19-08-2005, 01:38:38
Runaway by Del Shannon? (gives you something to search on anyway)

Gary
19-08-2005, 09:11:07
:confused:

Fergus & The Brazen Car
19-08-2005, 09:57:27
My brother ended up a heavy metal/prog rock freak attending Monsters of Rawk and such like.

Thankfully seeing Roxy Music perform 'Virginia Plain' on Top of the Pops in 1972 and David Bowie perform 'Starman' on 'LiftOff' inoculated me against the dreaded metal fatigue.

The Norks
19-08-2005, 10:46:04
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Cat Stevens. That was the good stauff. I wasn't so keen on the John Denver and Steeleye Span.

are we related? lol

devilmunchkin
21-08-2005, 07:57:04
Norks i listened to Harry Belafonte too..but not because my rents listened to them..

However..i do listen to these songs that my mom listened to:
"Abracadabra" - Steve Miller Band
"Betty Davis Eyes" - Kim Carnes
The Police/ Sting
"Tell Me lies" (i think that's the title) - Fleetwood mac
"Stayin ALive" - THe BEe Gees

The rest of the stuff she listened to was oldies..i don't get around to listening to that much.

Diss
21-08-2005, 09:17:38
Originally posted by Greg W
Runaway by Del Shannon? (gives you something to search on anyway)

on my music library it's listed as eddie and the cruisers. I'm not entirely sure if that's accurate. I got it from a p2p network. I'm trusting the person I got it from, he/she has the correct band name.

my dad played it alot along with fleetwood mac- rumours.

in fact, I'm listening to runaway right now. It's a good song.

I wi wi wi wi wonder. she ran away.


ooh, and I like the organ solo in the middle. nice :b:

Provost Harrison
22-08-2005, 23:37:07
I am pretty sure the first song I can remember was 'Heart Of Glass' by Blondie...quite impressive considering I must have ony been 1 or 2 at the time :eek:

Diss
23-08-2005, 09:16:30
excellent song.

novacane
30-08-2005, 16:52:08
My Dad's really taking the piss. He's recently bought stuff by the Kinks, T-Rex and REM having never owned anything by them before. Would have been nice to have had that stuff in the house when I was a kid.

He also thinks the Killers and the Kaiser Chiefs are "BRILLIANT" but we'll skirt around that.

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-08-2005, 19:01:04
My Dad was a folk/skiffle guitarist and always had loads of Bert Jansch, Pentangle and Lonnie Donegan around. It's all good stuff.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
02-09-2005, 12:12:26
I love Pentangle and Bert Jansch.

One of my favourite songs when I was growing up was a Pentangle song, 'Light Flight', that was used as the theme tune for a television programme 'Take Three Girls', about three young women trying to make a go of life in a flat share in the Big City- like 'This Life' for the end of the Sixties/beginning of the Seventies, only without the non-stop erotic cabaret action.

http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/tv/drama/takethreegirls.htm


What I liked about Pentangle was the mixture of jazz and folk and rock and ethnic instrumentation and rhythms- like the group Nick Drake never formed.

MattHiggs
04-09-2005, 11:13:54
Mum: David Essex and Chris Rea.

My Dad listened to Enio Morriconi and Bob Dylan.

Scabrous Birdseed
04-09-2005, 14:34:43
Originally posted by protein
the now legendary "Street Sounds Elecro" series

I recently bought all of it on two illegal but nicely mastered MP3 DVDs.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/dave.a.ward/dvd.html

:b:

I realise you probably think it's corny now, but I like it.

My childhood music? Um, since this was in about 1991 it mostly involves eurodance along the lines of "I've Got The Power" by Snap!. My parents didn't really play many records that I remember, and anyway they all moulded away in Tanzania before I got to thrawl through them.