Saturday

OK, I went down to the thrift shop, and I bought a new dress for Delores PLUS a bunch of terrific LPs. Three for a dollar! Y0u can’t beat that. Heck, you probably pay ten bucks for one song at the Apple store. Not that I know that. I never buy music at the Apple store. And you know why? It’s not because I’m cheap. No No. It’s because new music for the most part pretty much sucks canal water. I don’t think it’s because I’m old. I dig music from the Baroque to the 90s. There are some good ones later, naturally, but it seems these days most of them have a beat, but no melody – and the lyrics! Hold yer ears kids.

Now here’s a great LP I found at the salvage shop. This is REAL music. Check it out!

 

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12 Responses to Saturday

  1. Steamer says:

    Not my cup of tea, but not bad…what amazed me when I saw The Platters c. 1992 was the incredible dynamic range of their voices, which doesn’t always come through on vintage vinyl. This is the merest quibble when compared to the noise of today. Allow me to recommend the Spotify music subscription, which allows access to a vast library for just a little money…check out their trial offer and see if they feature any of your faves, I bet they do.

    • Bud Grace says:

      That was a joke, Son. But, honestly, Welk’s was the last of the big bands, and even though it was the old folks go-to show for years, it was very polished. I wasn’t crazy about the singers though. I did like Joanne Castle and Larry Hooper. Did you know that’s where Pete Fountain started?

      When I was 13 I swiped my Aunt Mabel’s Great Pretender 45. I have the box set of the Platters recordings. The only really good part of the Platters music was when Tony Williams was the lead. I believe they styled themselves after the Ink Spots. They covered some of the Ink Spots songs. I have an Ink Spots CD with most of the numbers from before the tenor, Bill Kenny,joined. It’s wonderful. They were scat singers.

  2. Robert R says:

    Lawerence Welk is what my parents listened to on TV and records. Nice background music.

    Issue with Spotify and quite a few of the streaming services is their low quality audio. There are exceptions but I would try for HD recordings. You get what you pay for. BluRay DVDs and vinyl generally has the best fidelity. If you can’t tell the difference on what you are listening to then spending a few dollars might be worthwhile.

    • Bud Grace says:

      That was a joke. But, honestly, his was the last of the big bands, and even though it was the old folks go-to show for years, it was very polished. I wasn’t crazy about the singers though. I did like Joanne Castle and Larry Hooper. Did you know that’s where Pete Fountain started?

    • Bud Grace says:

      If the music is really good, I overlook the bad quality. One of my very favorite CDs is Amelita
      Galli-Curci.She recorded in the 1920s.

  3. Chris M says:

    Awesome. Thanks Bud.

    I’ve been trying Pandora Pay. It’s OK for in the car, but like Robert said, the copies are low-res when you listen at home. Pandora and Sirius XM merged. Sirius XM has really short playlists which makes them sucky. So neither is ideal.

    Guess I will have to dust off the turntable again. But I hate the idea of a project like that.

    What to do with a thousand LPs afterwards, most in great shape? They are just boat anchors for me, and I don’t have a boat any more.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKJGWW3GdMw

  4. Robert R says:

    A classic. In same light as Spike Jones who is great.

    The younger generation has been brainwashed that low res is normal and you should pay to hear lousy sound quality. There is some HD streaming available but it costs more and likely most people don’t have the equipment to tell the difference.

  5. Chris M says:

    Yogi was a Minnesota thing. I remember my parents and their parents singing these songs . Alcohol was involved. Here’s another classic:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7vsRH1djMc

    • Bud Grace says:

      I liked the photos in his family album. All Yogi made up. He mentions It Pays to Be Ignorant. That was a very funny radio program. I listen to it on my OTR app. If you haven’t, download it.

  6. AndyW says:

    And there was Jimmy Jenson in Alexandria, Minnesota and Stan Boreson in Seattle – great Scandinavian novelty songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-zcZlq9GqU
    for I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas.

    Lawrence Welk is fun stuff, although I hated it as a kid when my dad insisted on watching it on our television.

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