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    Re: Good Songs

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    Can't hear the video. Says it is no longer available.
    Fixed! Thanks for the heads-up.

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    Re: Good Songs

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    Here's the Original by Jimmy Ruffin. I like this version much better. Circa 1966
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5hsk...eature=related
    That is a very interesting statement because the band in my video is the same band that played in Jimmy Ruffins. It is the same band that played for the Temptations, The Four Tops, and all the other Motown greats while they were recording in Detroit. The band got fired when Motown moved to LA.

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    That is really cool. I didn't know that about the backup band. Thanks for the info.

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    Re: Good Songs

    I saw it on a documentary film. It was so sad because they never got credit for writing and playing some of the best music ever.

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    Dancing in the Street" is a 1964 song first recorded by Martha and the Vandellas. It is one of Motown's signature songs and is the group's premier signature song.

    The Funk Brothers was the nickname given to a group of Detroit, Michigan, session musicians who performed on the backing tracks to most Motown Records recordings from 1959 until 1972, when the company moved to Los Angeles. The Funk Brothers played on many major Motown hits such as "My Guy", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Baby Love", "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone", "The Tears of a Clown", and "(Love is Like a) Heat Wave".

    The role of the Funk Brothers is described in Paul Justman's 2002 documentary film Standing in the Shadows of Motown, based on Allan Slutsky's book of the same name. The opening titles of the film proclaim the Funk Brothers as "having played on more number-one records than The Beatles, Elvis, The Rolling Stones, and The Beach Boys combined.

    Early members included bandleader Joe Hunter and Earl Van Dyke (piano); James Jamerson (bass guitar); William "Benny" Benjamin and Richard "Pistol" Allen (drums); Robert White, Eddie Willis, and Joe Messina (guitar); Jack Ashford (tambourine, percussion, vibes, marimba); Jack Brokensha (vibes, marimba); and Eddie "Bongo" Brown (percussion). Hunter left in 1964, replaced on keyboards by Johnny Griffith and as bandleader by Van Dyke. Around the same time Uriel Jones joined the band as a third drummer.

    In 1967, guitarists Dennis Coffey and Melvin "Wah-Wah Watson" Ragin, who introduced the wah-wah pedal sound that defined Motown's psychedelic soul records, joined the band. Benny Benjamin died the next year, and Bob Babbitt began to replace James Jamerson on many recording dates. The Funk Brothers were a racially integrated band. Most members were black; Messina, Brokensha, Babbitt, and Coffey were white.

    Until the release of the Standing in the Shadows of Motown documentary, the members of the band were not widely known to the public for their contributions to the Motown sound, despite having played the music in many Motown hits. Studio musicians were not credited on Motown releases until Marvin Gaye's What's Going On in 1971, although Motown released a handful of singles and LPs by Earl Van Dyke. The Funk Brothers shared top billing with Van Dyke on some of these recordings, although they were billed as "Earl Van Duke & the Soul Brothers", since Motown CEO Berry Gordy, Jr. disliked the connotation of the word "funk".

    The band used a number of innovative techniques for performing the backing tracks for many Motown songs. For example, most Motown records feature two drummers instead of one, either playing together or overdubbing one another Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" used three drummers. A number of songs utilized instrumentation and percussion unusual in soul music recording. The Temptations' "It's Growing" features Earl Van Dyke playing a toy piano for the song's introduction, snow chains are used as percussion on Martha & the Vandellas' "Nowhere to Run", and a custom oscillator was built to create the synthesizer sounds used to accent Diana Ross & the Supremes' "Reflections" A tire iron was used in the Martha & the Vandellas "Dancing in the Streets"

    During the mid to late-1960s, roughly one-fifth of Motown records began utilizing session musicians based in Los Angeles, usually covers and tributes of mainstream pop songs and showtunes. By 1970, an increasing number of Motown sessions were being done in Los Angeles instead of Detroit, most notably all of The Jackson 5's hit recordings. Nevertheless, Motown producers such as Norman Whitfield, Frank Wilson, Marvin Gaye, and Smokey Robinson steadfastly continued to record in Detroit for as long as they could.

    The Funk Brothers were dismissed from Motown's service in 1972, when Berry Gordy moved Motown to Los Angeles. A few of the members, including Jamerson, migrated to Los Angeles, but found the environment foreign and uncomfortable. Jamerson died in 1983, Brown in 1984, Van Dyke in 1992, White in 1994, Allen and Griffith in 2002, and Hunter in 2007

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    Re: Good Songs

    Thanks for that, Dale. I guess that describes the famous "wall of sound" that backed the songs of that era. I loved that music and my parents hated it... so what else is new?

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwK6n...eature=related


    I cant believe the news today
    Oh, I cant close my eyes and make it go away
    How long...
    How long must we sing this song?
    How long? how long...

    cause tonight...we can be as one
    Tonight...

    Broken bottles under childrens feet
    Bodies strewn across the dead end street
    But I wont heed the battle call
    It puts my back up
    Puts my back up against the wall

    Sunday, bloody sunday
    Sunday, bloody sunday
    Sunday, bloody sunday (sunday bloody sunday...)
    (allright lets go!)

    And the battles just begun
    Theres many lost, but tell me who has won
    The trench is dug within our hearts
    And mothers, children, brothers, sisters torn apart

    Sunday, bloody sunday
    Sunday, bloody sunday

    How long...
    How long must we sing this song?
    How long? how long...

    cause tonight...we can be as one
    Tonight...
    Tonight...

    Sunday, bloody sunday (tonight)
    Tonight
    Sunday, bloody sunday (tonight)
    (come get some!)

    Wipe the tears from your eyes
    Wipe your tears away
    Wipe your tears away
    I wipe your tears away
    (sunday, bloody sunday)
    I wipe your blood shot eyes
    (sunday, bloody sunday)

    Sunday, bloody sunday (sunday, bloody sunday)
    Sunday, bloody sunday (sunday, bloody sunday)
    (here I come!)

    And its true we are immune
    When fact is fiction and tv reality
    And today the millions cry
    We eat and drink while tomorrow they die

    The real battle yet begun (sunday, bloody sunday)
    To claim the victory jesus won (sunday, bloody sunday)
    On...

    Sunday bloody sunday
    Sunday bloody sunday...

    Drummer Mullen said of the song in 1983,
    We're into the politics of people, we're not into politics. Like you talk about Northern Ireland, 'Sunday Bloody Sunday,' people sort of think, 'Oh, that time when 13 Catholics were shot by British soldiers'; that's not what the song is about. That's an incident, the most famous incident in Northern Ireland and it's the strongest way of saying, 'How long? How long do we have to put up with this?' I don't care who's who - Catholics, Protestants, whatever. You know people are dying every single day through bitterness and hate, and we're saying why? What's the point? And you can move that into places like El Salvador and other similar situations - people dying. Let's forget the politics, let's stop shooting each other and sit around the table and talk about it. It's like when we first started with Boy, an album about growing up, then you had October, a spiritual album. During those two albums we were thrown across the world into different countries and suddenly we had to grow up. People were throwing money on the stage during the times of Bobby Sands in Northern Ireland. So we had to think about Northern Ireland, and then there's nuclear war and solidarity. All these things we became really aware of so we wrote about them. They honestly affected us, they hurt, badly. A lot of people say to us, 'how can you write about Northern Ireland when you don't live there?' And you were saying about the Undertones, a band who actually said to us, 'what right do you have?' Well, the bombs don't go off in Dublin but they're made there and we feel as Irishmen we've got the right to say something. There are very few bands that say, 'why don't you just put down the guns?' there are a lot of bands taking sides saying politics is crap, etc. Well, so what! The real battle is people dying, that's the real battle. Politics and music I find very hard to distinguish, where do you draw the line?[11]

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    Good U2 song. They always have been into sort of political rock since their first album Joshua Tree

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    Steve Winwood - Gimme Some Loving Live 1997

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3KZ0TVB2r8

    Gimme Some Loving Lyrics

    Hey!
    Well my temperatures rising
    And my feet left the floor
    Crazy people knocking,
    cause they want some more.
    Let me in baby,
    I dont know what you got
    You better take it easy.
    This place is hot.
    And im
    So glad you made it
    So glad you made it
    You gotta
    Gimme some lovin
    Gimme some lovin
    Gimme some lovin everyday.

    Hey!
    My heads a-spinning
    And Im floating to sound
    Too much is happening
    cause youre not around
    Its been a hard day
    And nothing went too good
    Im gonna relax
    Like everybody should

    And im
    So glad you made it
    So glad you made it
    You gotta
    Gimme some lovin
    Gimme some lovin
    Gimme some lovin everyday

    Hey!
    I feel so good
    Everything is gettin higher.
    You better take some time out
    cause the place is on fire.
    Better stop baby
    I have so much to do.
    We made it, baby.
    And it happened to you.

    So glad you made it
    So glad you made it
    You gotta
    Gimme some lovin
    Gimme some lovin
    Gimme some lovin everyday.

    So glad you made it
    So glad you made it
    You gotta
    Gimme some lovin
    Gimme some lovin
    Gimme some lovin everyday.

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    Expose - When I Looked At Him

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ya_CK0J8KI

    When I Looked At Him Lyrics

    I've never known someone before
    Who feels the way you do
    All my dreams somehow became true with you

    And i've never wanted someone more
    As much as i want you
    Love will last forever it's true with you

    I will always fear
    Awaking in the night
    And not having you by my side

    It's not a dream
    We all need love and understanding
    We must break thru
    And make a love that's everlasting
    We'll be as one
    I can see it in your eyes

    When i looked at him
    And he turned to me
    He said you're more than a friend to love to need
    When i looked at him
    And he held me so tight
    When i looked at him it's love eternally

    They say I should be acting cool
    They tell me I'm a fool
    They don't see the things i see in you

    We cannot forget the changes we've been through
    I could never love someone new

    Don't say good-bye
    It would tear in two my heart
    The time is right
    We could never be apart
    We'll be as one I can see it in your eyes

    When i looked at him
    And he turned to me
    He said you're more than a friend to love to need
    When i looked at him
    And he held me so tight
    When i looked at him it's love eternally

    It's not a dream
    We all need love and understanding
    We must break thru
    And make a love that's everlasting
    We'll be as one
    I can see it in your eyes

    When i looked at him
    And he turned to me
    He said you're more than a friend to love to need
    When i looked at him
    And he held me so tight
    When i looked at him it's love eternally

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    Re: Good Songs

    This one song made me realize that it was time to ask my very special lady it was time,
    she won me over, hook, line and sinker. I gave in.. That was the best decision I ever made. I only wish I had asked her sooner..

    Thanks "A" for starting this thread..

    I cant fight this feeling any longer
    And yet Im still afraid to let it flow
    What started out as friendship, has grown stronger
    I only wish I had the strength to let it show

    I tell myself that I cant hold out forever
    I said there is no reason for my fear
    Cause I feel so secure when were together
    You give my life direction
    You make everything so clear

    And even as I wander
    Im keeping you in sight
    Youre a candle in the window
    On a cold, dark winters night
    And Im getting closer than I ever thought I might

    And I cant fight this feeling anymore
    Ive forgotten what I started fighting for
    Its time to bring this ship into the shore
    And throw away the oars, forever

    Cause I cant fight this feeling anymore
    Ive forgotten what I started fighting for
    And if I have to crawl upon the floor
    Come crashing through your door
    Baby, I cant fight this feeling anymore

    My life has been such a whirlwind since I saw you
    Ive been running round in circles in my mind
    And it always seems that Im following you, girl
    Cause you take me to the places that alone Id never find

    And even as I wander Im keeping you in sight
    Youre a candle in the window on a cold, dark winters night
    And Im getting closer than I ever thought I might

    And I cant fight this feeling anymore
    Ive forgotten what I started fighting for
    Its time to bring this ship into the shore
    And throw away the oars, forever

    Cause I cant fight this feeling anymore
    Ive forgotten what I started fighting for
    And if I have to crawl upon the floor
    Come crushing through your door
    Baby, I cant fight this feeling anymore.
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    Performed by REO SPEEDWAGON. This song went to number 1 IN 1985.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVUJEih2gY8
    Last edited by mechanic; 02-13-2008 at 04:56 PM.

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    Re: Good Songs

    You tube seems to be down.

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    Stevie Nicks

    White Winged Dove Lyrics

    Just like the white winged dove...
    Sings a song...
    Sounds like shes singing...
    Whoo... whoo... whoo...
    Just like the white winged dove...
    Sings a song...
    Sounds like shes singing...
    Ooo baby... ooo... said ooo

    And the days go by...
    Like a strand in the wind...
    In the web that is my own...
    I begin again
    Said to my friend, baby...
    Nothin else mattered

    He was no more... than a baby then
    Well he... seemed broken hearted...
    Something within him
    But the moment... that I first laid...
    Eyes... on... him... all alone...
    On the edge of... seventeen

    Just like the white winged dove...
    Sings a song...
    Sounds like shes singing...
    Ooo baby... ooo... said ooo...
    Just like the white winged dove...
    Sings a song...
    Sounds like shes singing...
    Said ooo baby... ooo... said ooo

    Well I went today... maybe I will go again...
    Tomorrow
    Yea yea well the music there well it was hauntingly...
    Familiar
    Well I see you doing...
    What I try to do for me
    With the words from a poet...
    And a voice from a choir
    And a melody... nothing else mattered

    Just like the white winged dove...
    Sings a song...
    Sounds like shes singing...
    Ooo baby... ooo... said ooo
    Just like the white winged dove...
    Sings a song...
    Sounds like shes singing...
    Ooo baby... ooo... said ooo

    The clouds... never expect it...
    When it rains
    But the sea changes color...
    But the sea...
    Does not change
    And so... with the slow... graceful flow...
    Of age
    I went forth... with an age old...
    Desire... to please
    On the edge of... seventeen

    Oooooooooaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh.

    Just like the white winged dove...
    Sings a song...
    Sounds like shes singing...
    Ooo baby... ooo... said ooo
    Just like the white winged dove...
    Sings a song...
    Sounds like shes singing...
    Ooo baby... ooo... said ooo

    Well then suddenly...
    There was no one... left standing
    In the hall... yeah yeah...
    In a flood of tears
    That no one really ever heard fall at all
    Well I went searchin for an answer...
    Up the stairs... and down the hall
    Not to find an answer...
    Just to hear the call
    Of a nightbird... singing...
    Come away...

    Just like the white winged dove...
    Sings a song
    Sounds like shes singing...
    Ooo... baby ooo... said ooo
    Just like the white winged dove...
    Sings a song...
    Sounds like shes singing...
    Ooo... baby ooo... said ooo

    Well I hear you in the morning...
    And I hear you...
    At nightfall...
    Sometimes to be near you...
    Is to be unable... to hear you...
    My love...
    Im a few years older than you...
    My love

    Just like the white winged dove...
    Sings a song...
    Sounds like shes singing...
    Ooo baby... ooo... said ooo

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sara

    Don Henley has said that he believes this is about an abortion Nicks had after he got her pregnant. They dated for about 2 years, and Henley thinks it is a tribute to the unborn child. He claims he was building a house at the time, and the line, "When you build your house, call me home" is a message to him.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmQ_1sXZJxI

    Sara Lyrics

    Wait a minute baby...
    Stay with me awhile
    Said you'd give me light
    But you never told be about the fire

    Drowning in the sea of love
    Where everyone would love to drown
    And now it's gone
    It doesn't matter anymore
    When you build your house
    Call me home

    And he was just like a great dark wing
    Within the wings of a storm
    I think I had met my match -- he was singing
    And undoing the laces
    Undoing the laces

    Sara, you're the poet in my heart
    Never change, never stop
    And now it's gone
    It doesn't matter what for
    When you build your house
    Call me home

    Hold on
    The night is coming and the starling flew for days
    I'd stay home at night all the time
    I'd go anywhere, anywhere
    Ask me and I'm there because I care

    Drowning in the sea of love
    Where everyone would love to drown
    And now it's gone
    It doesn't matter anymore
    When you build your house
    Call me home

    Sara, you're the poet in my heart
    Never change, never stop
    And now it's gone
    It doesn't matter anymore
    When you build your house
    I'll come by

    All I ever wanted
    Was to know that you were dreaming
    (There's a heartbeat
    And it never really died)

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    Performed by REO SPEEDWAGON. This song went to number 1 IN 1985.

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