Oldies and Big Band/Swing Era music

 
  PaulAustin Locomotive Fireman

Does anyone here like pre-1970s music - Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra etc.?

Someone who was 15 when Rock Around the Clock was a hit is now 73, which is probably why you don't hear '50s music much on the radio anymore.

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  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Does anyone here like pre-1970s music - Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra etc.?

Someone who was 15 when Rock Around the Clock was a hit is now 73, which is probably why you don't hear '50s music much on the radio anymore.
PaulAustin
I'm not quite 73 yet, but I like music from pretty much any era. The artists you mention are not among my favourites however...
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
If you want Big Band and Swing Era, let's have Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Stan Getz, Harry James, Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, Ziggy Elman et al.
Great sounds !
  PaulAustin Locomotive Fireman

When i hear Glenn Miller I think of Red Dwarf - "That's what they do. All those people who inexplicably vanish, they return them. Oh, smeg, that's all we need. Glenn Miller on board, boring us to death with Pennsylvania 6-5000."
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
When i hear Glenn Miller I think of Red Dwarf - "That's what they do. All those people who inexplicably vanish, they return them. Oh, smeg, that's all we need. Glenn Miller on board, boring us to death with Pennsylvania 6-5000."
PaulAustin
I'm happy to be "bored to death" by Glenn Miller at any time... Smile
  franfran Assistant Commissioner

Location: in a Castle in the Hills
Actually I find that most (but not all) of the music I like does come from an earlier era - in particular the late 20s/early 30s and the 50s through to the early 60s.  The fact that those who listened to the music when it was new are now well and truly advanced in years or no longer with us doesn't really bother me.
  franfran Assistant Commissioner

Location: in a Castle in the Hills
Just an afterthought - I find myself listening to 2CH a fair bit too.....
  QSB6.7 Chief Train Controller

Location: Going off the rails on a crazy train.
All you need to do is listen to main stream radio to know that you have made the right choice in music taste.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
I've been going back much further than the fifties.  I bought a gramophone a few years ago and 78's are generally a dollar each at op shops so I have a really extensive collection of 100+ records now.

Some old songs are really crap - others are really entertaining and fun - just like modern music, wow!

Some of my favorites are the soundtrack from "Gold-diggers of Broadway", "Life of the party" and other musicals.  I really love "Don't bring Lulu" by Bennie Kruger (1925) - the best version is by Bennie Kruger.  Pop songs never get old!
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
I don't mind a bit of modern swing...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6gdHML38pA
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
One thing that Presley and Sinatra had in common was their sense of timing in performing songs, particularly anything slow. Both were near perfect, and I have seen few since who could come close in that respect.
  QSB6.7 Chief Train Controller

Location: Going off the rails on a crazy train.
I don't mind a bit of modern swing...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6gdHML38pA
Barrington Womble


Nice video.

I like the axe work on this one.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eHh53e41dI

Shame about the quality and length.  Would have been a great gig.
  franfran Assistant Commissioner

Location: in a Castle in the Hills
I really love "Don't bring Lulu" by Bennie Kruger (1925) - the best version is by Bennie Kruger.
don_dunstan
I have a couple of vocal versions of that - one is a Zonophone 78 sung by Billy Murray (an American entertainer of the teens and twenties) and an Edison recording by Billy Jones and Ernest Hare "The Happiness Boys" who were apparently pretty big names in American radio in the 1920s.  I did have Benny Krueger and his Orchestra's version (Black label Brunswick I think) and it is a good recording but my copy was in very poor condition, so I got rid of it.
  franfran Assistant Commissioner

Location: in a Castle in the Hills
One of my favourite 1920s recordings in my collection is a Parlophone 78 with a piano solo by Earl Hines called "57 Varieties" (rather corny joke I know) on one side and "Skip the Gutter" by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five on the other side.

In case you're wondering, my father collected old records and I ended up with his collection and a handful of gramophones and phonographs.  It was mostly from the 1920s and 1930s, with some earlier material thrown in for good measure.  He had quite a good collection of Scottish music hall material too....
  gippslander Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Gippsland, Vic
For those interested, Melbourne Community Radio 3CR 855am has a show each Saturday at 2.30pm called Steam Radio, featuring music from the 20s and 30s. It's been in that slot for years and they sometimes put on some genuine local Melbourne music of the period.
If you're not in Melbourne, a radio website/app like TuneIn Radio will get you into 3CR.    

All this talk will motivate me to get the gramophone out and bang on a few 78s! Vivatone, it's like life itself!
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
Nice video.

I like the axe work on this one.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eHh53e41dI

Shame about the quality and length.  Would have been a great gig.
QSB6.7
I didn't go to that gig, but I went to the one the night after. Saw Stray Cats twice when they were here in 2009. Also saw Brian Setzer in Melbourne last year with "Rockabilly Riot!". He's a bloody good showman.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
I like heavy metal a lot,and rock and roll as well but also my late father turned me on to swing music and here is one of the best from the movie "The Glenn Miller story" starring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNMeePrE7Lk

To me though this was his best.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVtKGES2ygQ

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