Old Songs That Don't Get Old

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  1. wire-n-wood

    wire-n-wood Member

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    There are some cover songs that are as fresh and as sure to bring people to the dance floor as the day they were released. Do you cover any old favorites that show no signs of aging.

    ...Billie Jean?
     
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    @#$% yeah!


    "Long Tall Sally"


    "Stray Cat Strut"


    "Oh Boy"

    and a great many more
     
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    Too many of them to name. The rock era was great and loaded with songs.
     
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    "Rock era?"

    Explain please when that was.
     
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    Rock era, rock generation, however you want to express that period in music history.
    Rock music. You know. The period between roughly 1955 and 1980 when musicians suddenly had the music industry by the balls and started calling the shots. It started out being called "Rock n Roll" then became simply "rock".
    Before the word "rock" became a meaningless tag that got put on nearly everything as a marketing tool.
     
  6. wire-n-wood

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    Without dismissing the great music that still emerges today, there was a golden era between the emergence of electric guitars, amps, recordings and distribution... and the time when the industry-types took control of the content. Even in the golden era, business interests began cashing in, but musicians were in artistic control. Now, there seems to me to be a mixture of music on the charts. There is still equally great musicianship to be found. But I can also point to artists who are groomed to sit pretty on top of the charts when we all know that a thousand more talented musicians take a back seat.

    Another song that keeps on rocking for us is - Beast of Burden.
     
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    What A Wonderful World
     
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    Evergreen (no pun)
    Every time I hear these, it's like the first time.
    50 odd years on, all the impact is still there, you still get absolutely blown away.


     
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    Johnny Cash - Folsom
     
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    The musicians were calling the shots? Really? I imagine they all got the money they were due too right?
     
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    Good call.
     
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    Sleepwalk: young and old love this one.
     
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    I still like Hotel California. I just turn it up a lot louder once the guitar solos start
     
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    Brandy by Looking Glass, the women love this one

    Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan, all the musos go nuts on the intro

    Pump It Up by E. Costello, the 50 somethings cant stay seated
     
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    Mr. Big Stuff
    Just My Imagination
    Any James Brown stuff
    Let's Get It On
     

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