Meme: Take Me Back Tuesday – Week 63

From: The Music Memoirs

Take Me Back Tuesday – Week 63

I’m feeling a little springy…
So the usual format if you will, Spring and spring related words are the theme.

Name three songs with the related words in the title.
Name three artists with the related words in their name.
Name three albums with the related words in their name.

happy meme’ing.
A slightly kinder and gentler Fallen now that the rain has turned to sun.

This was a tough challenge

In fact, I would say that I got only 2 out of 3 because I am not intelligent enough to think of albums that have spring related words in them – heck – I can’t even remember where I put my cell phone half the time when I’m charging up the batteries! However, I gave it my best shot .. and that’s all one can ever ask of another, right?


Season‘s Of Wither” – (Aerosmith)

Seasons In The Sun” – (Terry Jacks)

Springtime In Vienna (live)” – (Tragically Hip)


“Horse With No Name” – (Buffalo Springfield with Neil Young)

EDIT: March 30, 2006 .. see comments

“Spooky” – (Dusty Springfield from the Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Guns soundtrack)

“Born To Run (live)” – Bruce Springsteen


(due to Writer’s Block – Privilege to change the rules :Ptftftf)

Springtime Song” – (Each On Set)

“Come Out And Play” – (Offspring)

“(Nothing But) Flowers” – (Talking Heads)

These were my alternate choices for the last selection ..

“Son Of A Preacher Man” – (Dusty Springfield)
“Springtime For Hitler” – (Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in the Original Broadway Cast of ‘The Producers’)


NOTE: These songs are for perusal only .. and will be removed upon entry into the next Meme by .. me! If you want them to ~listen~ to them *nudge, nudge, say no more* .. let me know .. // H

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Meme: Take Me Back Tuesday – Week 62

From: The Music Memoirs

HART’s Picks

I wonder if being born in 1963 had great influence in my reasons for listening to “THE BEATLES“, or the fact that I have taken about 17 combined years of piano lessons and theory growing up had great influence in my liking the band in which the bass guitar was really a keyboardist .. in “THE DOORS“, or if just growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and watching our Local home boys “THE GUESS WHO” become famous .. yes .. I wonder! But, I do know, if I go through the list of bands from the 1960’s .. these are my Top 3 and favorites.

Did I mention that I can play almost every song these bands have ever written on the Piano or Keyboards/Synth? Of course .. the only successful one I ever did with our Garage Band growing up was The Doors’ Light My Fire .. I rock on that one 🙂

Take Me Back Tuesday – Week 62

Name your three favourite artists from the 1960’s.
Name your three favourite albums released in the 1960’s.
Name your three favourite songs from the 1960’s.

The Beatles

The following are my favorite two songs of all songs ever written by The Beatles. Day Tripper because I just love the way it sounds cranked up in my car and home stereo. The first time I heard it super-loud .. was in 1979 when I got my first car (Chev Nova) and installed a wicked Blaupunkt stereo with 7-band graphic Equalizer. The foot pedal drum beat makes the whole song and was quite unique (at that time) and to me – this is the beat of The Beatles. I’ve always fancied myself to the words of Nowhere Man, but really .. it’s one of the best bass lines of Paul i.m.o. … Crank it up! Enjoy!
[audio:] – Day Tripper
[audio:] – Nowhere Man
Ed Sullivan Presents the Beatles

The Doors

As I mentioned above, I can play Light My Fire on the keyboards .. so it immediately classifies as my favorite The Doors tune .. Funny thing was, I also had a Rickenbacker Bass guitar for fun, and one day some friends asked me to play along in their gig at a dumpy hotel near our work, and without practice, our first two songs with Santana’s Black Magic Woman and The Doors L.A. Woman. Go figure .. I know the song backwards and forward in my head and on the piano, but – I sure blew it that day! lol.. I never did play the Bass with those guys again.

[audio:] – Light My Fire
[audio:] – L. A. Woman
The Doors (Special Edition)

The Guess Who

Bus Rider is my favorite tune by The Guess Who, and it’s not just because I used to ride the bus .. 🙂 because, I didn’t. We moved out to the country north of Winnipeg (just past the Pine Ridge Golf Course for you local people familiar with the area, last house before the dump!) and in my driving years so I was fortunate to have a car for transportation. There were no buses around our neck of the woods .. but the song is what I always pictured in my mind what music would play if I were to take a bus to work everyday to make a living. The Guess Who were the first Canadian Band who had a #1 song in the U.S.A. (American Woman) .. and this was the 2nd best song at the time that the ‘Yanks’ thought was cool enough to climb the charts. I prefer it over American Women myself. By the way .. my 2nd favorite song by The Guess Who? Undun.
[audio:] – Bus Rider
[audio:] – No Time
Guess Who - Running Back Thru Canada

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About: The Andrews Sisters

20th Century Masters: The Best of the Andrews Sisters (Millennium Collection)

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The Andrews Sisters were a group of singing sisters: LaVerne Andrews (contralto; July 6, 1911-May 8, 1967), Maxene Andrews (high harmony; January 3, 1916-October 21, 1995) and Patti Andrews (lead; born February 16, 1918). All were born in Minnesota to a Greek immigrant father and a Norwegian American mother. “Patty Andrews, the lead singer of the Andrews sisters group was born in Mound, Minnesota on February 16, 1918 in a house that occupied the property where The Gillespie Center stands today.

During the 1920’s Laverne, Maxene and Patty Andrews spent their summers in Mound, living with their parents in a house across the street from the grocery store that was owned by Pete and Ed Sollie, bachelor uncles of the three girls. (Today, Green T Accounting occupies the Sollie grocery store building and The Gillespie Center is on the land where the Andrews Sisters’ house once stood.)”

– From a commentary by Tom Rockvam that appeared in The Laker Newspaper during 2005.

They started their career as imitators of an earlier successful singing group, the Boswell Sisters. After singing with various dance bands and touring on Vaudeville, they first came to national attention with their recordings and radio broadcasts in 1937. Their music entertained Allied troops worldwide during World War II, sold war bonds, appeared in several films (including a few Abbott and Costello features), and performed for soldiers serving overseas. Their first film with Abbott and Costello, the pre-war comedy Buck Privates, introduced their best-known recording, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” which would win Best Song at the Academy Awards.

They also recorded many songs with Bing Crosby. Their popularity was such that after the war they discovered that some of their records had actually been smuggled into Germany after the labels had been changed to read “Hitler’s Marching Songs.”

After a brief hiatus after the war, the sisters regrouped, performing in clubs throughout the United States and Europe. They broke up in 1953, with Patti’s choice to go solo. Their last appearance together was in 1962 on The Dean Martin Show. Laverne, who had cancer, retired soon after; she died five years later, in 1967 at the age of 55.

After a long silence, the two surviving sisters had something of a comeback when Bette Midler recorded a cover of their song “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” Maxene and Patti appeared both together and separately throughout the 1970s, with Maxene releasing a solo album in 1986. Throughout their long career, the sisters had sold over 60 million records. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1998. By the end of Maxene’s life in 1995 she was reportedly estranged from her younger sister, Patti, the now sole surviving Andrews sister.

LaVerne and Maxene Andrews are interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

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Meme: Top Five on Friday – Week 61

From: The Music Memoirs

– Top Five On Friday – Week 61

Top 5 songs about death

1. South Park – Oh My God! They Killed Kenny!


2. Arrogant Worms – Kill The Dog Next Door


3. Tragically Hip – Highway Girl (Double Suicide) Live


4. Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead


5. Aimee Mann – Deathly

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