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#2876560 - 09/02/17 08:16 AM Re: Modern Pop Music Sucks! [Re: Bottom End]
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+1 a lot of genres were crammed into one AM station back in the '60's! cool
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#2876570 - 09/02/17 08:42 AM Re: Modern Pop Music Sucks! [Re: Larryz]
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Originally Posted By: Larryz
+1 a lot of genres were crammed into one AM station back in the '60's! cool


And it was all "popular" music.
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#2876573 - 09/02/17 08:44 AM Re: Modern Pop Music Sucks! [Re: whitefang]
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Originally Posted By: whitefang
You have "Rock", "Hard Rock", Soft Rock", with Rap, Hip-Hop, what's called R&B these days and today's idea of Soul all shoved into a format called "Urban".
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And of course, what's termed "Dance" music.
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#2876578 - 09/02/17 09:10 AM Re: Modern Pop Music Sucks! [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser
Originally Posted By: Larryz
+1 a lot of genres were crammed into one AM station back in the '60's! cool


And it was all "popular" music.


It had to be "popular" as we rock and rollers only had about 3 stations to choose from LOL! The station I listened to most played mostly rock and roll and threw in some country and what I called pop. I didn't consider Cream, The Doors, Beatles, Elvis, Beach Boys, etc., in the same category as Bennett, Vinton, Mathis, etc. But now, Ray Charles (one of my all time favorites) could cross all 3 genres and do it very well! cool
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#2876588 - 09/02/17 09:51 AM Re: Modern Pop Music Sucks! [Re: Larryz]
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Originally Posted By: Larryz
Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser
Originally Posted By: Larryz
+1 a lot of genres were crammed into one AM station back in the '60's! cool


And it was all "popular" music.


It had to be "popular" as we rock and rollers only had about 3 stations to choose from LOL! The station I listened to most played mostly rock and roll and threw in some country and what I called pop. I didn't consider Cream, The Doors, Beatles, Elvis, Beach Boys, etc., in the same category as Bennett, Vinton, Mathis, etc. But now, Ray Charles (one of my all time favorites) could cross all 3 genres and do it very well! cool


And I think the artists themselves cared much less about categories back then too. It's all music.
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#2876731 - 09/03/17 03:42 AM Re: Modern Pop Music Sucks! [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Indeed Scott. But when thinking about this some more I thought of the "mix" on old AM, and what was "popular" on radio over the years. For example:

Over a two or three year period you could hear, mixed in with all the rock'n'roll "classics", tunes like "Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk, "Speedy Gonzalez" by Pat Boone, and Perry Como singing "Catch A Falling Star", and "Theme From A Summer Place" by Percy Faith. And all of them were "hits"! wink

In fact, Como's tune was a "hit" in '57. I should mention it in THAT thread! grin
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Edited by whitefang (09/03/17 03:42 AM)
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#2876784 - 09/03/17 08:04 AM Re: Modern Pop Music Sucks! [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser


And I think the artists themselves cared much less about categories back then too. It's all music.


+1 Scott, it's all music! I played clarinet 1959 - 1964. One of the tunes I picked out by ear was Stranger On The Shore which can be considered a pop tune. I also played drums in the drum corp. And picked out tunes by ear on the piano we kept in the living room. Mostly boogie woogie Elvis tunes in C LOL! One of the tunes I picked out by ear was Alley Cat, which was another pop tune. Then I started playing the guitar and I have stuck with it. Started out with country tunes by Hank Williams Sr. as that's all my dad could show me to get me started. I quickly figured out the boogie and my Elvis tunes from my piano playing. I still play a little piano now and then and relive some of those tunes which I have continued to play on guitar. Funny, but I have put more Hank Williams tunes on my list lately (jazzed up just a tad LOL!). cool


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#2877130 - 09/05/17 04:09 AM Re: Modern Pop Music Sucks! [Re: Larryz]
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Heh, heh, heh.....

"Stranger On The Shore" is one I liked back then. As well as "Alley Cat" a few years before that. STILL like'em. And both done by guys with odd names. ACKER BILK, and BENT FABRIC. grin

I mean, how many guys do you know are named "Acker"? And doesn't "Bent Fabric" sound like a problem you'd have with your clothing? grin

But yeah, both tunes were on the "pop" charts in their time. And did pretty good too.
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#2877158 - 09/05/17 07:19 AM Re: Modern Pop Music Sucks! [Re: whitefang]
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Another pop tune I picked out on piano was from the 1962 John Wayne movie Hatari and that was Baby Elephant Walk...I still like that little blues vibe in it. cool
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#2877183 - 09/05/17 09:16 AM Re: Modern Pop Music Sucks! [Re: Larryz]
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Originally Posted By: Larryz
Another pop tune I picked out on piano was from the 1962 John Wayne movie Hatari and that was Baby Elephant Walk...I still like that little blues vibe in it. cool


It won Henry Mancini a Grammy.
I forgot that was a John Wayne flick, I just remember Red Buttons.
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#2877235 - 09/05/17 12:18 PM Re: Modern Pop Music Sucks! [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Henry Mancini's first Grammy was for Peter Gun, then The Pink Panther theme and a couple more for Moon River. What a great writer! cool
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#2877271 - 09/05/17 02:40 PM Re: Modern Pop Music Sucks! [Re: Larryz]
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Yeah. I have a CD I copied from my sister in law of his stuff.

And great stuff it is too. wink
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