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Post by floppybootstomp » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:39 am

Dave the bass wrote:<sniffs the air on this thread>

Hmm.... Odd. Whats that smell?

:idea: Ah!






Old farts :D

DTB
Oi! :x

Some things are so bad they're good. Almost.

But I think this thread is killing me by degrees ;)

I remember that Raymond Lafevre Orchestra Soul Coaxing well. Unfortunately.
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Post by pre65 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:45 am

OK Tony, I'll have a look in the boxes you gave me soon and try some of your musical heritage. :lol: :lol:
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Post by Cressy Snr » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:55 am

Now then Phil

Dave's "old Farts" retort to a thread celebrating the wonderful world of Easy Listening has given me an idea.

We'll set up the old farts corner at Owston, using the best of these gems to demonstrate our gear.

We'll soon have the room to ourselves :D :D :D

What never ceases to amaze me is that this music was such a huge phenomenon and that it existed alongside Hendrix et al.

I know Phil mentioned it a while ago but there was an absolutely wonderful documentary on BBC 4 some time ago covering the EL phenomenon.
Very interesting.

Even uncle Ken Kessler mentioned the documentary in HFNRR.
If it is still on iPlayer its well worth gritting your teeth and watching it
if only for Mike Flower's Gordon Tracy haircut.

The esteemed Mr Flowers uses a Lenco idler turntable so he has my respect. :wink:

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Post by Nick » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:26 am

Arrgh, he has found my music choice stratergy.
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Post by Cressy Snr » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:45 am

Like any genre there was stuff on the outer reaches, like some I posted.

but when people like Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent
and other songwriters,
took elements of it and successfully crossed easy listening over into the mainstream,
we got gems such as these.





Without easy listening, these songs would never have happened.

Meltingly gorgeous; and Sacha Distel doesn't look too bad himself introducing our Pet on French TV. Why can't I look that cool :cry:
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Post by floppybootstomp » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:06 pm

pre65 wrote:OK Tony, I'll have a look in the boxes you gave me soon and try some of your musical heritage. :lol: :lol:
Now now, those were me muvvers.

Straight up guv, would I tell you porkies? :roll:
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Post by Cressy Snr » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:40 pm

And finally



Y' all will have gathered by I adore this genre. 8) 8) 8)
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Post by shane » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:52 pm

Now you're talking!

There are three tracks I love from that era that somehow in my head fit together and sum up the whole feel:







I could cry.
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Post by pre65 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:58 pm

From Floppys Mums box of vinyl (so he says :wink:) I've done Percy Faith, Botticelli and his orchestra and now on Perry Como.

Sooths the bwain cells whilst computating maths of the valve variety. :lol:
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Post by Cressy Snr » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:56 pm

pre65 wrote:From Floppys Mums box of vinyl (so he says :wink:) I've done Percy Faith, Botticelli and his orchestra and now on Perry Como.

Sooths the bwain cells whilst computating maths of the valve variety. :lol:
Percy Faith eh?



8)
Fab stuff BTW Shane.

Love DLT on that Long John Baldry clip

Man at C&A or what :lol:
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Post by Cressy Snr » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:39 pm

And here's easy listening totally integrated into the mainsstream
by The Association



and Keith:



"Im so happy that I'm 50 and lived to have this great music to be a fabric of my life" says one contributor on YouTube.

Well I'm 53 mate so hear hear.

And here the Easy Listening lesson endeth
I've tons and tons of this music but can't post it all.
I've barely scratched the surface.

What about all those stars from the '50s who found a new lease of life
by embracing the genre; stars such as Frank Sinatra, (Strangers in the Night) Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin (Gentle on My Mind) Tony Bennett,
The list goes on and on.

Anyone else is of course entitled to post their own
fab tunes and memories of this underrated genre.



Let the sun shine in......................... 8)
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Post by shane » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:29 pm

Co-incidence? Tony Bennett was on Breakfast Time this morning promoting his new album, then on Today on radio 4 the sports presenter was all tongue-tied having just met him in the lift.

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Post by Mike H » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:57 pm

floppybootstomp wrote:This time Troy Tempest will not escape.
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Post by Cressy Snr » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:02 pm

shane wrote:Co-incidence? Tony Bennett was on Breakfast Time this morning promoting his new album, then on Today on radio 4 the sports presenter was all tongue-tied having just met him in the lift.
Aye he's the last of the originals that's for sure.

Can't think of anyone else alive who has that kind of class.

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Post by Greg » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:04 pm

Been away from AT for 24hrs so the catch up on this thread has been a thorough revisiting entertainment. Well done guys, great fun!

I'll bring my Nina and Frederick albums to Owston :roll:

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