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  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II - '50s

    01/16/2022 9:29:33 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 33 replies
    me | 1/16/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    TOURNAMENT FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '50S! ROUND 1B – ‘50sThe baseline for the survey is the top 10 hits of each year of the '50s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is NOT based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactionism. Nor based on weekly charts.Round 1 involves ranking candidate songs in order of preference for each year. Part B, as before with A last week, will be 5 years’ worth of rankings, so hunker down again because that’s 50 songs to handle! (The remaining rounds are handled as play-offs, starting with 32 pairs of songs to...
  • The Story of Black Betty by Ram Jam

    01/15/2022 7:41:57 PM PST · by FLNittany · 46 replies
    yousetube ^ | 70's | Ram Jam
    Here is the definitive video of this song. It was shot on LI in a back yard. Chicks, Harleys, big drum kits. Doesn't get much better than this: Black Betty in the back yard
  • Mass shooting at Oregon rap concert leaves six hospitalized

    01/15/2022 7:32:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/15/2022 | JESSE O’NEILL
    Six people were injured after a shooting broke out at a rap concert in Eugene, Oregon on Friday, police said. Multiple shots were fired at WOW Hall, where rappers Lil Bean, Zay Bang and other artists were slated to perform around 9:30 p.m., local time, the Eugene Police Department said. The people who were wounded were taken to local hospitals. Their conditions were not immediately released, and cops didn’t say whether they had all been injured by gunfire.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tell Us Your Favorite "One Hit Wonder" Songs ~ 14 January 2022

    01/13/2022 6:03:25 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 298 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    The FReeper Canteen Presents... Tell Us Your Favorite "One Hit Wonder" Songs *Video* Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny*Video* Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild SidePlease remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Vanity: What Happened to Song Nights?

    01/13/2022 5:27:43 PM PST · by Michael.SF. · 13 replies
    freerepublic ^ | 1/13/22 | michael.sf
    Have not seen Song Nights for some time now. Does anyone know why it is no longer being posted?
  • ELVIS COSTELLO SAYS HE’LL NO LONGER PERFORM ‘OLIVER’S ARMY’

    01/11/2022 5:25:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | January 10, 2022 | Corey Irwin
    Elvis Costello has announced he’ll no longer perform his 1979 hit song “Oliver’s Army” is concert. The rocker explained his decision during an interview with The Telegraph, noting that it stems from the lyric, “Only takes one itchy trigger / One more widow, one less white n_____." “If I wrote that song today, maybe I’d think twice about [the lyric],” Costello admitted, before noting that the slur was historically accurate. “That’s what my grandfather was called in the British army — it’s historically a fact — but people hear that word go off like a bell and accuse me of...
  • (vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS II - '50s

    01/09/2022 11:35:39 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 93 replies
    author | 1/9/22 | the OlLine Rebel
    FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '50S! ROUND 1A – ‘50s The baseline for the survey is the top 10 hits of each year of the '50s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is NOT based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactionism. Nor based on weekly charts. Round 1 involves ranking candidate songs in order of preference for each year. Part A (as well as B next week) will be 5 years’ worth of rankings, so hunker down because that’s 50 songs to handle! (The remaining rounds are handled as play-offs, starting with...
  • Marilyn Bergman, Oscar-Winning Lyricist, Dies at Age 93

    01/08/2022 8:47:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC New York ^ | January 8, 2022 | Hillel Italie
    With her husband Alan, Marilyn Bergman crafted some of the most memorable songs of the last century, including "The Way We Were"Marilyn Bergman, the Oscar-winning lyricist who teamed with husband Alan Bergman on “The Way We Were,” “How Do You Keep the Music Playing?” and hundreds of other songs, died at her Los Angeles home Saturday. She was 93. She died of respiratory failure not related to COVID-19, according to a representative, Jason Lee. Her husband was at her bedside when she died. The Bergmans, who married in 1958, were among the most enduring, successful and productive songwriting partnerships, specializing...
  • (vanity) Tournament of 1950s music

    01/07/2022 7:31:38 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 96 replies
    me | 1/7/21 | me
    Who would like to start up another tournament of chart-toppers from the '50s? I have a whole new format planned. As always, you can be on a ping list if you are not already!
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 7 January 2022

    01/06/2022 6:00:13 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 81 replies
    January 6, 2022 | Rudolph the Redness Reindeer
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, hot cocoa, conversation and music.How about some homemade eggnog? A hot toddy? Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Pull up a chair. Grab a cup and start a conversation.You never know who you...
  • It's Freddie Purrcury! Rescue cat with a black mustache wins a legion of online fans with her striking resemblance to the late Queen frontman

    01/04/2022 1:45:33 PM PST · by Trillian · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 January 2022 | Claire Toureille
    A female cat with an adorable 'mustache' is capturing hearts on Instagram – with people comparing her to the late Queen star Freddie Mercury. Introducing Mostaccioli, the distinguished feline who was born with a black mark across her top lip that leaves her with a very impressive 'tash. The stray kitten was found by owner Natalie, from California, alongside her three brothers when she was just one day old on 30 August 2020, whimpering and soaked in her mother's garden. But since this rough start to life, Mostaccioli has grown and is now a beloved pet, with thousands of fans...
  • Rapper J $tash shoots his girlfriend dead and then kills himself at their California home in front of her three young sons

    01/04/2022 11:42:28 AM PST · by Trillian · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 January 2022 | Alastair Talbot
    Rapper J $tash killed his girlfriend at their LA home, then turned the gun on himself while his victim's three young children were in another room, it is claimed. Police rushed to the home on the 9200 block of Pentland Street in Temple City, a suburb of Los Angeles, after responding to a domestic violence call at around 7a.m. on New Year's Day. They found the bodies of Jeanette Gallegos, 28, and J Stash, 28, whose legal name is Justin Joseph, inside the residence. J $tash and Gallegos, who was a recent graduate of California State University, were thought to...
  • Musical Interlude topic for January 2022 [starts with some Spike Jones!]

    01/01/2022 8:12:51 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    YouTube etc ^ | Happy New Year, January 1, 2022 | various FReepers, et al
    Released on the 78 flipside of Jones’ #1 novelty sensation “All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)”1948 Spike Jones - Happy New Year | June 16, 2019 | the78prof
  • "Auld Lang Syne" by Silver, Wood and Steel - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    01/01/2022 8:58:06 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 3 replies
    This is one of the greatest renditions of "Auld Lang Syne" I've heard. It's kind of a bluegrass / Americana mix with a great fiddle and (I think) ukulele. Of all things, I heard it a few minutes ago on an Accuweather review of New Years celebrations around the world and Shazam identified it for me. It was recorded in 2006
  • Graham: ‘Help’ indeed – NPR tunes in to the Beatles and finds racism

    12/28/2021 12:12:06 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 106 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12 27 2021 | Tim Graham
    SNIP NPR music critic Ann Powers uncorked a long, unforgiving treatise on how it doesn’t matter that the Beatles were progressive and loved Black music because they were still somehow part of making rock music white and exclusionary: “Rock’s defining narrative still stands alongside others that reflect the historic segregation of Anglo-American social spheres.” The Beatles and the Rolling Stones wouldn’t play segregated venues and paid tribute to Black musicians who inspired them. But Powers wrote, “As they became rock’s norm, they allowed white fans to enjoy what the late great music writer Greg Tate identified as a pasteurized form...
  • Glenn Miller - Chattanooga Choo Choo - Sun Valley Serenade. 1941 - LIVE! HQ

    12/27/2021 10:43:02 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 18 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 22 November 2015 | Glenn Miller Band
    Pardon me, boy Is that the Chattanooga choo choo? (yes yes) Track twenty-nine Boy, you can gimme a shine?
  • Wanda Young Dies: Singer For The Marvelettes On ‘Please Mr. Postman’ Was 78

    12/26/2021 1:56:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 25, 2021 | Bruce Haring
    Wanda Young, one of the original Marvelettes on Motown’s Tamla label in the 1960s and later the group’s lead singer, has died. She was 78 and passed on Dec. 15 in Garden City, Michigan from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to her daughter. Young joined the Marvelettes as they signed their first record deal with Motown. The group scored Motown’s first song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1961. The song also was No. 1 on the R&B chart. “Please Mr. Postman” became the Marvelettes signature, and has since been covered by...
  • Deputies: Florida man shoots neighbor over loud music

    12/25/2021 7:13:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    ABC 3 WEAR ^ | December 25, 2021 | Jasmin Hurtado
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — A man from Boca Raton is accused of shooting his neighbor over loud music, according to deputies. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office responded to shooting on Christmas Eve at a home near Neptune Road and Shady Pound Lane. Deputies say upon arrival, two men where holding the suspect down, 31-year-old Zachary Moncada, in their front yard. According to PBSO, Moncada shot the victim in the back over loud music.
  • Eric Clapton’s Management Sort of Regrets Suing German Widow Over Attempted $11 Bootleg CD SaleChris Willman - Yesterday 10:55 PM

    12/23/2021 1:52:07 PM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 47 replies
    After a spate of bad publicity over winning a Goliath-versus-David lawsuit, Eric Clapton’s management has announced it does not intend to collect the money owed by a German woman who was sued for putting a bootleg CD of a 1980s Clapton concert up for sale on eBay.The woman had been ordered to pay approximately $4,000 after a judge ruled she had infringed Clapton’s copyright by trying to sell the more than 30-year-old CD, which her late husband had purchased at a department store, for 9.95 euros, or roughly $11.20. The illicit disc was removed from the site after a day...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Night Before Christmas Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 24 December 2021

    12/23/2021 6:00:12 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 109 replies
    December 23, 2021 | Frosty the Snowman
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Link Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it.FReeper Canteen We serve coffee, tea, hot cocoa, conversation and music.How about some homemade eggnog? (got another order in)Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Pull up a chair. Grab a cup and start a conversation.You never know who you...