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Jake's off topic music thread...

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I loved his A Little Touch of Schmillson in the Night album. I think he was the one who returned the standards to the Pop music business. Thanks Harry.


But I will play a man whom some call the last original Pop/Standards performer:





I'm not saying this to start any arguments, or even discussion, but rock music took over the popular genre after this guy's introduction to the business.

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I _loved_ that album too, CB lover. It's so lush. His is the only other version of Over the Rainbow I can bear besides Judy's. I think I know that whole album by heart, I really like how he fades from one song right into another, it's all one orchestral piece.


You hit on another favorite - Beyond the Sea is my favorite Bobby Darin song....

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Nilsson came up in a conversation the other night. "Remember" is one of my favorites of his and the vocal range he shows there is wonderful.


"Without You" I think was written by Pete Ham from "Badfinger."


"Jump Into The Fire" was a wild song and one called "Spaceman" was a favorite which few below a certain age would know.


Nice selections.

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I would have posted Jump into the fire or spaceman for contrast, but I couldn't post all of them! So I posted my very favorites. Although I love the theme from Courtship of Eddie's Father too..... :)


It's funny because I think we started the seventies with Badfinger, another favorite group.... so Without You is very fitting. Nilsson wrote "One" which Three Dog Night recorded.


There is a BBC special he did that is a scream, with silly seventies trick photography and stuff, there are bits and pieces on youtube.

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