Memorial: Billy Preston

Rest In Peace “Fifth Beatle”
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Meme: Top Five on Friday – Week 74

From: The Music Memoirs

– Top Five On Friday – Week 74

Top 5 Songs that get you in the mood for your vacation or for traveling.

HART’s TOP FIVE SONGS TO LISTEN TO BEFORE YOU GO ON VACATION

Nothing Fancy .. except the songs for your perusal! If you want them, give me a shout .. hart (at) PetLvr (dot) com .. Otherwise, they will be removed once the next MEME comes along!

IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

10cc – Dreadlock Holiday

B-52’s – Theme For A Nude Beach

Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

Rye Coalition – Vacations

Yes – Astral Traveller


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Meme: Top Five on Friday – Week 68

From: The Music Memoirs

– Top Five On Friday – Week 68

Top 5 songs that are made to measure. (about measurements, distances etc)

“Measurements” .. This week I’ve chosen the measurement of … TIME … which, as you know, is precious and finite – so everybody go out and enjoy the remaining days of your lives!

HART’s TOP FIVE “TIMELY” SONGS

YES – TIME AND A WORD
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/yes-timeandaword.mp3]
Time and a Word

JESUS JONES – RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/jesusjones-righthererightnow.mp3]
Doubt

CHICAGO – DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/chicago-doesanybodyreallyknowwhattimeitis.mp3]
The Very Best of Chicago: Only the Beginning

BOSTON – LONG TIME
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/boston-longtime.mp3]
Boston

PINK FLOYD – BIDING MY TIME
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/pinkfloyd-bidingmytime.mp3]
Relics

Bonus Songs

PORCUPINE – Born Live Die
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/Porcupine-Tree-BornLiveDie.mp3]
DISHWALLA – Counting Blue Cars
FOREIGNER – Feels Like The First Time
GENESIS – The Waiting Room
PINK FLOYD – Time
JANE’S ADDICTION – Three Days

If you want any of the above – give me a shout …. hart (at) THE-SINGERS (dot) com

All songs for your perusal will only be here until my next entrant for the the Top Five Meme list!


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Meme: Top Five on Friday – Week 67

From: The Music Memoirs

– Top Five On Friday – Week 67

Top 5 Songs And/Or Albums That Get You Going

“Get me Going?” .. Oh! That can only mean the type of songs that you can’t help but tap your toes throughout the entire song, perhaps doing the drums on your knees or shins with the palm of your hands .. and definately, singing along to the entire song while possibly shouting for the whole world to hear (or checking the acoustics of your showerstall) during the chorus! These are songs that you can listen to over and over again and louder and louder … even if someone in the house is watching T.V. or sleeping, and asks you to turn down the music .. despite that you ~KNOW~ that the song just doesn’t sound the same at LOW volumes .. it also doesn’t matter – because you hear every sound, every instrument, every background noise and vocal in your head! Oh .. and it’s okay to be dancing to these tunes, in the privacy of your own house!

TOP FIVE SONGS THAT GETS HART GOING!

(ok… Top Seven! I can’t count)

TOM PETTY – RUNNING DOWN A DREAM
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/tompetty-runningdownadream.mp3]

LIMP BIZKIT – MY WAY (OR THE HIGHWAY)
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/limpbizkit-mywayorthehighway.mp3]

MADONNA – BEAUTIFUL STRANGER
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/madonna-beautifulstranger.mp3]

ELVIS PRESLEY – VIVA LAS VEGAS
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/elvis-vivalasvegas.mp3]

BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND – HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/bobseger-hollywoodnights.mp3]

COCKNEY REBEL – MAKE ME SMILE
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/cockneyrebel-makemesmile.mp3]

SUPERTRAMP – GOODBYE STRANGER
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/supertramp-goodbyestranger.mp3]

HERE ARE SOME ALBUMS THAT GET HART GOING TOO!

Queen IIElephunkDoubtRitual De Lo HabitualFabulous Swing Collection

* Let me know if you want a copy for your “perusal” of my choices today .. otherwise, they will be deleted from my server by the next meme that I participate in …. email … hart (at) The-Singers (dot) com

* I was going to include “REPUBLICA – Ready to Go” but I couldn’t pick between the Original or the USA version …. and I was over anyway – But – I see that Lyndon picked it anyway .. good! 🙂


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Meme: Top Five on Friday – Week 66

From: The Music Memoirs

– Top Five On Friday – Week 66

Top 5 songs played on your winamp, media player, ipod, etc.

(I thought this was something fun and different….hope you enjoy this week’s meme!)

Naturally, I have some large assorted playlists that I have been listening to, in my MusicMatch player .. and some of them include streaming http sites from online internet radio stations (see sidebar). There are a few songs that I tend to play over and over and will include in many different playlists … like Madonna’s “Ray of Light” or Madonna’s “Beautiful Stranger” or Jesus Jone’s “Zeros and Ones” or Baz Luhrmann’s “Everybody Free to Wear Sunscreen” or Limp Bizkit’s “My Way of the Highway” or Cockney Rebel’s “Make Me Smile” or Talking Head’s “(Nothing But) Flowers” .. or practically anything from Dishwalla ….

… But this past week I have been only listening to two bands … randomly in my MusicMatch … Black Eyed Peas .. and B-52’s … So ..I flipped a coin – and it came up TAILS .. so, my picks for this week are 100% B-52’s … ENJOY! They will be removed at the time of my next MEME entry …

ALL SONGS ARE BY THE B-52’s

[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/b52s-mesopotamia.mp3] 1) Mesopotamia

[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/b52s-visionofakiss.mp3] 2) Vision Of A Kiss

[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/b52s-themeforanudebeach.mp3] 3) Theme For A Nude Beach

[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/b52s-strobelight.mp3] 4) Strobe Light

[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/b52s-revolutionearth.mp3] 5) Revolution Earth

The B-52\'sCosmic ThingTime Capsule: Songs For A Future GenerationThe B-52\'s Universe: The Essential Guide to the World\'s Greatest Party Band


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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?
Enjoy!

SPRING: RELATED WORDS IN THE SONG’s TITLE

Season‘s Of Wither” – (Aerosmith)
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/aerosmith-seasonsofwither.mp3]

Seasons In The Sun” – (Terry Jacks)
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/terryjacks-seasonsinthesun.mp3]

Springtime In Vienna (live)” – (Tragically Hip)
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/tragicallyhip-springtimeinvienna-live.mp3]

SPRING: RELATED WORDS IN THE ARTIST’s NAME

“Horse With No Name” – (Buffalo Springfield with Neil Young)
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/buffalospringfield-horsewithnoname.mp3]

EDIT: March 30, 2006 .. see comments

“Spooky” – (Dusty Springfield from the Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Guns soundtrack)
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/dustyspringfield-spooky.mp3]

“Born To Run (live)” – Bruce Springsteen
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/brucespringsteen-borntorun.mp3]

SPRING: RELATED WORDS TO EITHER THE ALBUM TITLE OR SONG OR ARTIST NAME

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

Springtime Song” – (Each On Set)
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/eachonset-springtimesong.mp3]

“Come Out And Play” – (Offspring)
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/offspring-comeoutandplay.mp3]

“(Nothing But) Flowers” – (Talking Heads)
[audio:http://1800HART.com/meme/talkingheads-nothingbutflowers.mp3]

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’)

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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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News: 50 years on, spooky ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ reissued as a single

Fifty years ago, it was as haunting and wounded an opening line as rock ‘n’ roll had ever known — “Well, since my baby left me …”

Hector Saldana, San Antonio Express-News

50 years on, spooky ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ reissued as a single

Friday, January 13, 2006

Drenched in reverb, though not as much as memory might suggest, “Heartbreak Hotel” signaled Elvis Presley’s major label move to RCA Victor and onto the national radar when it was released on Jan. 27, 1956.

Sony BMG is commemorating the 50th anniversary of “Heartbreak Hotel” by re-releasing it as a single this week. A new deluxe box set, “Elvis 1 Singles,” arrives Jan. 24.

It didn’t sound anything like his pre-fame rockabilly singles for Sun Records. Gone, for the moment, was the slap-back tape echo perfected by Sam Phillips and the fast, rattling country and blues twang of a train running off the tracks.

But it was no less primal.

“It’s strange, it’s something you remember. It doesn’t sound like anything. It still doesn’t sound like anything anybody ever made,” said Sony BMG historian, producer and author Ernst Jorgensen, an expert on Presley’s RCA Victor catalog, recording dates and rare tapes.

But even Jorgensen wonders: “Is ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ even rock ‘n’ roll?”

The future king of rock ‘n’ roll — who would have turned 71 on Jan. 8 — certainly thought so.

So lonely he could die, Presley delivered the lyric with down-and-out believability. By the time Scotty Moore’s guitar solo comes in and the piano rises up in the bluesy mix, listeners know they never want to check in there.

But kids wanted to hear it again and again. It became Presley’s first No. 1 record.

Presley had just turned 21 when he cut the mono track live. RCA executives are said to have hated it. The day after “Heartbreak Hotel” was released, producers of Presley’s national television debut, on the Dorsey Brothers “Stage Show” on CBS, asked him to sing another song.

But Elvis believed in the song, written primarily by Mae Boren Axton and Tommy Durden. Jorgensen learned that Presley had even introduced “Heartbreak Hotel” from the stage at a small gig during Christmastime 1955, saying, “This is going to be my first hit record.”

Jorgensen, author of “Elvis Presley: A Life in Music — The Complete Recording Sessions,” said Presley “may have been the only believer.”

He was virtually unknown at the time outside of the hayride circuit and small roadhouses and county fairs in the South.

But radio listeners of the “Louisiana Hayride” knew him well.

One such listener was 17-year-old Barbara Jean McGarity Denecamp, who found herself face to face with Presley and his mother at a “Louisiana Hayride” concert in Shreveport, La., in November 1955.

She was participating in a stage contest called “Beat the Band.”

“All the way around to the back door, there were hundreds of screaming girls. You couldn’t even move,” Denecamp said.

Denecamp loved the spooky “Heartbreak Hotel,” but she initially was attracted to Elvis’ country element.

“Oh, I loved it. When he had Scotty Moore and Bill Black, the three-piece band was absolutely fabulous — the country sound,” she said.

The RCA hits followed in an avalanche. Ware remembered “Hound Dog” (the flip side was “Don’t Be Cruel”), which came later.

Tom Perryman was running KSIJ-AM in Gladewater, Texas, in the late ’40s and mid-’50s. His show was called the “Hillbilly Hit Parade.”

“The stuff he did for Sun Records was what we called catbilly,” Perryman said. “It wasn’t rock ‘n’ roll so much. We were hillbilly music. When that music came out with that beat, I was probably the only country station playing it in East Texas. Nobody knew what he was. He didn’t know what he was. Being from Memphis, he liked that black music and all.”

Perryman recalled booking Presley in October 1954, and the trio made all of $90.

“They didn’t have enough money to get out of Shreveport after the ‘Hayride.’ ”

Though he personified youthful rebellion, Presley was a well-mannered young man, Perryman said — despite his looking a bit like a Memphis peacock.

“He was good lookin’, a nice kid,” he said. “His hair wasn’t coal black. It was actually a dark dirty blond. But he was a phenomenon and it will never happen again. I knew then he had something besides that rockabilly.”

©2006 San Francisco Chronicle


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About: Buddy Holly

The Buddy Holly Collection

Click on the following link to read more …
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Holly

Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936–February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of Rock and Roll. The change of spelling of Holley to Holly came about because of an error in a contract he was asked to sign, listing him as Buddy Holly. That spelling was then adopted for his professional career.

Some Other Sites Found Around The ‘Net

http://www.buddyholly.com/
http://www.history-of-rock.com/buddy_holly.htm
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/
http://www.rockabillyhall.com/BuddyHolly.html
http://www.buddyhollyarchives.com/
http://www.nashvillesongwritersfoundation.com/fame/holly.html
http://buddyholly.user.fr/


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Trivia: Joe’s Music Trivia Blog

Well .. I’m not sure what Joe’s trying to do over at the Music Trivia Blog .. but if like music trivia .. check it out! Here’s the FIRST trivia question ..

What was Rod Stewart’s biggest 1st Single ?

If you want to play the Music Trivia Game Meme .. just post the answer in your own blog, and link back to the original question

Link to Trivia Question
http://northbynorthwest.blogsome.com/2006/01/12/first-question-trivia/

Trackback Link to Answer
http://northbynorthwest.blogsome.com/2006/01/12/first-question-trivia/trackback/


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About: Baz Luhrmann

Something For Everybody: Baz Luhrmann

yes! He sang too!

Click on the following link to read more while you listen to the music
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baz_Luhrmann

…. Baz Luhrmann (born Mark Anthony Luhrmann, New South Wales, September 17, 1962) is an Australian film director. His films are distinguished by their flamboyant and colourful theatricality.

…. Baz Luhrmann was born on September 17, 1962 in Herons Creek, a tiny rural settlement in northern New South Wales where his father ran a petrol station and a movie theatre, both of which would influence his filming.

Luhrmann is also credited with a 1999 UK number one single entitled “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”.

Other sites found around the ‘net

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0525303/
http://www.bazmark.com/
http://www.allmoviephoto.com/c/BazLuhrmann.html
http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/luhrmann_baz/artist.jhtml
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/p/baz_luhrmann/
http://callhart.com/crazy/2005/10/baz-lurhmann-everybodys-free-to-wear-sunscreen/


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