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Proper music

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Post by lugworm » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:23 am

The top 30 from exactly 50 years ago this week..

1. BAND OF GOLD - FREDA PAYNE
2. BLACK NIGHT - DEEP PURPLE
3. YOU CAN GET IT IF YOU REALLY WANT - DESMOND DEKKER
4. ME AND MY LIFE - THE TREMELOES
5. PARANOID - BLACK SABBATH
6. AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH - DIANA ROSS
7. MONTEGO BAY - BOBBY BLOOM
8. (THEY LONG TO BE) CLOSE TO YOU - THE CARPENTERS
9. WHICH WAY YOU GOIN' BILLY? FT SUSAN JACKS - POPPY FAMILY FEATURING SUSAN JACKS
10. BALL OF CONFUSION (THAT'S WHAT THE WORLD IS TODAY) - THE TEMPTATIONS
11. WOODSTOCK - MATTHEWS' SOUTHERN COMFORT
12. STRANGE BAND - THE FAMILY
13. BLACK PEARL - HORACE FAITH
14. PATCHES - CLARENCE CARTER
15. THE TIP OF MY FINGERS - DES O'CONNOR
16. TEARS OF A CLOWN - SMOKEY ROBINSON AND THE MIRACLES
17. THE WONDER OF YOU - ELVIS PRESLEY
18. GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME - CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD
19. GASOLINE ALLEY BRED - THE HOLLIES
20. STILL WATER - THE FOUR TOPS
21. RUBY TUESDAY – MELANIE
22. MAMA TOLD ME (NOT TO COME) - THREE DOG NIGHT
23. LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
24. OUR WORLD - BLUE MINK
25. THE WITCH – RATTLES
26. MAKE IT WITH YOU – BREAD
27. LOVE IS LIFE - HOT CHOCOLATE
28. NEW WORLD IN THE MORNING - ROGER WHITTAKER
29. DON'T PLAY THAT SONG - ARETHA FRANKLIN
30. WILD WORLD - JIMMY CLIFF
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Post by IanS » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:51 pm

Unlike most of this kind of lists that I see, I actually recognise some of the songs and most of the artists. Black Sabbath and their ilk weren't my style of music, but I have 'heard' of them.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:01 pm

I reckon about 5 decent songs. Must have been a bad week. :D
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Post by Puddles » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:51 am

Went to see Deep Purple at Hammersmith in London when the single Black Night was rising up the charts and they finished the show without having played it. When they walked off the stage at the end of the concert the whole audience stood there chanting Black Night Black Night. They came back on stage and tried playing it but was a complete disaster as most of the guitars and equipment had been damaged from the abuse and destruction given to them from the final number. They just gave up and walked off stage again.

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Post by teedoubleudee » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:19 am

Walkingthedog wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:01 pm
I reckon about 5 decent songs. Must have been a bad week. :D
Could be but I would be pushed to choose five from today's top 100! El Oh El :D
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Post by Bandit Mick » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:39 am

Song ten - strangely prophetic.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:12 pm

I’d be pushed to choose 1.
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Post by cheshire lines » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:03 pm

Certainly a wide variety of styles there!
A lot of the songs and artists sound familiar.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:13 pm

They are all familiar to me but not very good. :D
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Post by Chops » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:48 am

Thank you for posting, I had the time to go through the list and YouTuber it up. Though of the era, about half I never recall. Bobby Bloom’s video of Jamaican ladies bouncing past with fruit baskets on their heads. “My life...” driving lovely old dune buggies, then pulling onto the side of the road to down several cases of beer. I recall some of the Jamaican artists from the remarkable sound track of the excellent Jimmy Cliff film, “The Harder They Come,” that was good. The Rattles, the very image of angst. All in all, most interesting. Got anything else up your sleeve?

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