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#6861 butterscotchgreer

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 05:33 PM

oh no! not you too april! you cant get the cold too! whatever shall we do? i still have mine, try not to get it. stir up that couldron heehee! full of chicken broth. drink as much of it as you can. it may come out your nose and drown the cold away. heehee!

you got those cds!!?? im such a jealous ducky! heehee! i loved the music score in those movies too.

Mr & Mrs D are very patient people. We're fortunate their good manners....well, hers...keep them from speaking their mind.

thank goodness for that! now we can have our soothing tea now. my throat is killing me. maybe thatll help. you think? :) okay they can breathe now, they are unpaused! heehee!

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:55 PM

You're not old, Chris! You have GREAT TASTE. :) And that is ageless.

Yes, I love my Alan Parsons Project cd, I think they were great! I like several of their tracks. Very haunting stuff.

I love classical music but unfortunately I am mostly clueless about which piece is composed by which composer and what it's called. However, being a former student of ballet, I do know (and love) my Tchaikovsky. Oddly enough, it's his "Nutcracker Suite" melodies I love the most. I also love just about everything by Beethoven and Mozart.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:31 PM

MissG:

How nice (and rare) you mentioned Alan Parsons. He doesn't get much attention though I always found him very innovative. I always enjoyed his instrumental tracks. Along with him it's The Beatles, Moody Blues, ELO, Fogelberg and others and A lady nearly no one knows named Jane Olivor.

Classical:
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony

Soundtracks:
Out of Africa

Movie Songs:
Moon River.
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
The Days of Wine and Roses

Can't help it, I'm old I guess.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:24 PM

Mr & Mrs D are very patient people. We're fortunate their good manners....well, hers...keep them from speaking their mind. ;)

I love The Monkees songs, too! Especially "I'm A Believer". I do like some of the pop songs from that era. And I love The Carpenters, too! I really should get a cd of their greatest hits. She did have an incredible voice, it's so tragic how young she died.

I'm not really a big Celine Dion fan, or of anyone out there right now to tell the truth. I just haven't been listening enough to current pop radio.

I"m afraid I'm catching your cold my dear. :( Actually not yours---EVERYONE around me has had it and I have been warding (Wardy!) it off until now. Tonight I'm going to make a cauldron---I mean a pot---of homemade chicken soup to try and stop it in its tracks.

I just got my cds for *Rio Grande* and *The Man With the Golden Arm* (I love Elmer Bernstein's scores) so I can't wait to listen to them.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:13 PM

im having rose english tea, wanna join me? do you think mr. and mrs. darcy waited long enough on pause?

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:12 PM

oh you mean musac? heehee!

i love that stuff too. i was in my daddy's work building the other day in the elevator humming to moon river the other day. i was jamming!! heehee!

i loooooooooooooooooooooove the "girl from ipanema"!!! oh my goodness! thats a great song. everytime i hear the name though, i always think of that other Glenn Miller song, "i've got a girl down in kalamazoo" heehee! do you see why?

we have a sci-fi movie called Deep Rising. one of the good guys in it starts singing "the girl from ipanema" while their is silence and they are all looking for the monster on the ship. i hate this movie but always look forward to that part if my mother is watching it, b/c i always burst out in laughter.

i forgot to add the Carpenters to my 70s list. i love the carpenters and always thought karen had such a beautiful voice. we listen to their cds on car trips around the country. i always look forward to listne to them. i love all their songs!

i do like the sixties too

60s

"dream a little dream of me" mamas and the papas
"the monkees theme" the monkees
"pleasant valley sunday" the monkees
"and then he kissed me" the crystals
"baby i love you" the ronettes

do you like any songs of the current...soft rock like celine dion and such like that?

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 03:20 PM

I like "Wouldn't it be Loverly", too---that and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face".

Sixties? I like the schmaltz --- the Percy Faith type stuff, elevator music they sometimes called it and a lot of movies featured those kinds of tunes. Like the theme song to Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? ("The Story of Love")---you know the kind, the artist known as DeVol wrote many of them.

Most of all maybe I like the songs by Brazilian artist Antonio Carlos Jobim:

"The Girl from Ipanema"
"Dindi"
"Quiet Nights"
"One Note Samba"
"Meditation"
"How Insensitive"

When Frank Sinatra recorded with Jobim they put down one of the most beautiful series of songs of the twentieth century. It's like nothing on earth.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 02:02 PM

nope still coughing, thanks for the loverly thought though sweet april!!!

you know i had noticed a lot of times when i liked a song it would be either a show tune and then a movie tune or vice versa too!! those are the best tunes!!

i dont remember what number i was on. heehee!

"the way you look tonight"
"que sera sera"
"smile"
"wouldnt it be loverly"(this song makes me wanna giggle i love it so much)

so you finally recorded "Young at Heart". i love that song!

how could i forget those soundtracks??!!

soundtracks

Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Mirror Has Two Faces
Valley of Decision(i wish they would put this to a soundtrack, it has such pretty and dynamic music)
High Noon
lord of the rings(i hate these movies, but i love the song little Pippin sings in the last movie. and it has great music)

wow! contemprorary music

70s and 80s

"how do you mend a broken heart" bee gees
"killing me softly with this song"roberta flack
"time and tide"basia
"a change of heart"gerry rafferty
"its too late"carol king


how about the sixties?

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 09:57 AM

Jeff: *The Thorn Birds* is a splendid show with excellent acting and production values. You would never know, except for the length, this was made for television. The music is gorgeous.

Hi ButterTea! I hope you're feeling better.

The thing that mixes me up about show tunes is sometimes the songs I think I like from a movie actually started out as a tune for a Broadway show---or vice versa! So I'll just do another list with both combined:

6. "My Funny Valentine"
7. "Am I Blue?"
8. "Cheek to Cheek"
9. "Always"
10. "One for my Baby" and "Young at Heart" (from Frankie last night!! I finally got it recorded!)

More soundtracks:

11. The Pink Panther (I love Mancini!)
12. Breakfast at Tiffany's
13. Charade
14. Goldfinger
15. Rio Grande

What about more "contemporary" stuff? From the 1970 'till now? Well, I don't know of anything right now that I like but I do love these songs:

'70s & '80s:

1. "It Was Almost Like a Song" (Ronnie Milsap)
2. "You're So Vain" (Carly Simon)
3. "Brandie" (Silver Spoon)
4. "Penny Lover" (Lionel Ritchie)
5. "Billie Jean" (Michael Jackson)
6. "Start Me Up" (Rolling Stones)
7. "Time" (Alan Parsons Project)
8. "The Coward of the County" (Kenny Rogers)
9. "Tequila Sunrise" (The Eagles)
10. "Little Jeannie" (Elton John)

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:33 PM

hey jeff!!!!

you have such great taste at music!!!

i love the pink panther music too!!! i have many henry mancini records too and his music from the movies. i love listening to all of it!!

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:26 PM

I can't quite remember how it goes at the moment either.

I never watched The Thorn Birds although I remember my parents watching it.
I looked it up at IMDb for the year - 1983 and was suprised to see that beside Christopher Plummer, Barbara Stanwyck and Jean Simmons also starred or co-starred in it.

I imagine there's a few more Henry Mancini themes that could be added to the list.

Pink Panther...

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:24 PM

great list, i love those songs!!!

yeah well i loove my broadway show tunes. i know you do too! ;)

1.Everything's Coming Up Roses(gypsy)
2.Blow Gabriel Blow(anything goes)
3.I've Dreamed a Dream(les miserables)
4.America(west side story)
5.I'm Falling in Love with Someone(thoroughly modern millie)
6.In My Own Little Corner(julie andrew's cinderella)
7.Miss Marmelstein(i can get it for you wholesale)
8.a Little Priest(sweeney todd)

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:09 PM

I don't recall what "Brian's Song" sounds like but those others are beautiful choices. I will add Henry Mancini's gorgeous music for the miniseries, The Thorn Birds.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 08:07 PM

Hi Goddess,

Your mention of Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
reminded of a few movie/TV themes I used to like:

"Brian's Song" - title song

"A Time For Us - Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet"

"Nadia's Theme" - from the TV show The Young and the Restless.

And a couple Percy Faith tunes:

"Song from the Moulin Rouge" (1953) and "Theme from A Summer Place" (1960).

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 07:47 PM

Ha! I know it's too tough to limit it to just five so you can make it ten if you want.

The Broadway tunes were a great addition!

My Top 5 Broadway Show Tunes

1. "This Nearly Was Mine" (South Pacific)
2. "I Could Have Danced All Night" (My Fair Lady)
3. "Night and Day" (and all the Cole Porter show tunes)
4. "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" (Pal Joey)
5. "Isn't It Romantic?"

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 07:28 PM

youre doing that on purpose!!! heehee!

yes i love Angel Eyes!....especially frankie sinatra's version. :)

do you only have to put down 5? goodness youre torture!!!

songs from movies

1.Moon River
2.Whatever Lola Wants(i cant believe you didnt put that one!)
3.The Way We Were
4.The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face(i looove that one too)
5.Look For the Silver Lining

soundtracks

1.Out of Africa(i loooooove this one also. it seems we both have the same taste in music!)
2.Funny Girl
3.Tamarind Seed
4.Ramona(still trying to find this)
5.Pride and Prejudice(the new one, i dont like it, but i love the music in it)
6.Just Like Heaven

[/U]broadway soundtracks[/U]

1.Mame
2.Anything Goes
3.Thoroughly Modern Millie
4.Suger Babies
5.Les Miserables
6. Phantom of the Opera

your toin! heehee!

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:43 PM

Hi Tea Soup!

I like your list. I see a Matt Dennis song there, too ("Angel Eyes"). It was hard to make that list, I could go on and on, like you said. In fact, I will!

Top 5 Songs from a Movie:

1. The Shadow of Your Smile (The Sandpiper)
2. Ride Away (The Searchers)
3. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
4. Laura
5. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Play Misty for Me)

Top 5 Soundtracks:

1. Out of Africa
2. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
3. Doctor Zhivago
4. Gone with the Wind
5. The Tamarind Seed

Your turn! :)

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:23 PM

chicken soup!! aaaaaahh! its gonna come out my nose soon! heehee!

i love the gershwins of course, i love every song they have ever written. i dont think i have ever come across a song of theirs i didnt like.

rosalie, my darling, rosalie dont decline

wow! how could you even make a top 5 list of favorite songs? i have so many cramed into my little head, it is hard to dig around to find my favorites....i love so many!!!! heehee! okay for your sake ill try......at the moment, itll probably change within a week or so:

1.You'll Never Know(harry warren)
2.Margie(b. davis, j. r. robinson, c. conrad)
3.Angel Eyes(e. brent, m. dennis)
4.The Most Beautiful Girl in the World( r. rodgers, l. hart) i could listen to stephen boyd singing this all day!!!
5.Gimme Gimme(j. tesori, d. scanlan)
6.Silent Movie(n. bedingfield, g. chambers) the hay stack song, it reminds me of Doomsday, the hay stack romantic scene. SIGHS!!!!

i have so many other songs in my head that i love though....we could always spend the whole thread telling each other all the songs we love......wait a minute, that might take a while. heehee!

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 10:24 PM

Hi Miss Chicken Soup Tea!

I love the Gershwins, of course! S'wonderful...s'marvelous...

And Sammy Cahn, who wrote so many standards---and Harry Warren!

My Top Five Favorite Songs of All Time (at the moment):

1. The Shadow of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel/Paul Francis Webster)*
2. Violets for Your Furs (Matt Dennis)*
3. The Lady is a Tramp (Rodgers/Hart)
4. The Best is Yet to Come (Cy Coleman)
5. Djinji (Antonio Carlos Jobim)

What are yours?

*The top two are interchangeable.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:24 PM

Your Grandmother is the best! Your Grandfather sure was fortunate to marry her. The only Eddy Duchin I've ever heard is from the Tyrone Power movie, lol. I do love Glenn Miller---he and Artie Shaw are my favorites from the Big Bands. I also like Harry James and that horn. Also, he had a fair singer with his band for a minute. A skinny little baritone.

yes she is the best!!! my grandpapa still is fortunate! heehee!

ever since i had seen the Eddy Duchin Story at her house, and she saw that i was so fascintaed with it, she gave me one of his cassette tapes of his music that she had, and then i got some of his records and cds and stuff. i just love him!

i love when junie allyson sings "the young man with a horn" while harry james is playing along side her in Two Girls and a Sailor!!! i love his version of the "flight of the bumblebee". boy he can really swing it!! i remember the skinny little baritone! heehee!


Are you kidding? He was perfection. What about Harold Arlen? My favorite by him? "Blues in the Night." My mama done told me...a man is a two face...a worrisome thing who'll drive you to sing the blues....in the night."

yes my sentiments exactly april!! i love all harold arlen's music too! i have a recording of barbra streisand singing a song with harold arlen."blues in the night"!!!!!! oh my goodness! this is too good! i love that one!

how about the gershwins?




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