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the best songs ever
Adagio For Strings by Samuel Barber, from String Quartet Op.11 (1936)

This piece became more famous as a part of Oliver Stone's movie "Platoon" (1986)





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adagio_for_Strings
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The Way You Look Tonight (1936)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Way_You_Look_Tonight

The song was written by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and has become a standard. Fields later remarked, "The first time Jerry played that melody for me I went out and started to cry. The release absolutely killed me. I couldn't stop, it was so beautiful."
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Just to announce something important: an American has won the Nobel Prize for literature... Bob Dylan... for his song lyrics.

"Come senators, congressmen please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside and it's ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a' changin'!"
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(10-13-2016, 08:45 AM)pbrower2a Wrote: Just to announce something important: an American has won the Nobel Prize for literature... Bob Dylan... for his song lyrics.

"Come senators, congressmen please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside and it's ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times they are a' changin'!"

Congratulations, Bob Dylan!
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How good are his lyrics?

IBM used his song lyrics as a model for the diction of its supercomputer "Watson".
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I'll go listen to a "song" about another young person learning about the world, and the orchestra too.





1936, Prokofiev.
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I hope that I have this right. I am not sure of the year for this highly-accessible, ironic, half-ecstatic, half-tragic piece.

Just wait for the delightful waltzes by the Strauss family.
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(10-16-2016, 09:51 AM)pbrower2a Wrote:



I hope that I have this right. I am not sure of the year for this highly-accessible, ironic, half-ecstatic, half-tragic piece.

You still don't have it right. Let me try again. Delete the added http:// from the end of the url in your post. Can you see the url when you make your posts? What's going on there? Please let me know that you understand what I'm saying.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suite_for_...stakovich)
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(10-17-2016, 12:41 AM)Eric the Green Wrote:
(10-16-2016, 09:51 AM)pbrower2a Wrote: I hope that I have this right. I am not sure of the year for this highly-accessible, ironic, half-ecstatic, half-tragic piece.

You still don't have it right. Let me try again. Delete the added http:// from the end of the url in your post. Can you see the url when you make your posts? What's going on there? Please let me know that you understand what I'm saying.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suite_for_...stakovich)

I see only the video in my post.
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pbrower he is right (if he is once again responding to an error in playback of the vids you post) your vids do not work. They only work when someone responds to you and the vid is in the response. It is only with your posts. Very unusual.
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The video does not show; only an empty screen. Click on edit in the lower right, and you can see what you posted. Delete the extra http://at the end of the url, and then we can all see the video.
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I don't know if it's a favorite of mine, but it was when I was a child. It deserves at least honorable mention. Porgy and Bess by Gershwin, 1935





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porgy_and_Bess

Porgy and Bess contains many songs that have become popular in their own right, becoming standards in jazz and blues in addition to their original operatic setting.

Some of the most popular songs are:

"Summertime", act 1, scene 1
"A Woman Is a Sometime Thing", act 1, scene 1
"My Man's Gone Now", act 1, scene 2
"It Take a Long Pull to Get There", act 2, scene 1
"I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'", act 2, scene 1
"Buzzard Keep on Flyin'", act 2, scene 1
"Bess, You Is My Woman Now", act 2, scene 1
"Oh, I Can't Sit Down," act 2, scene 1
"It Ain't Necessarily So", act 2, scene 2
"What You Want Wid Bess", act 2, scene 2
"Oh, Doctor Jesus", act 2, scene 3
"I Loves You, Porgy", act 2, scene 3
"A Red-Haired Woman", act 2, scene 4
"There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York", act 3, scene 2
"Bess, O Where's My Bess?", act 3, scene 3
"O Lawd, I'm on My Way", act 3, scene 3
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Good choice for a collection of songs... we're going to see lot;s of Gershwin here. Giacomo Puccini coming up in the early 1920s.
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Smile, introduced by Charlie Chaplin (tune)  in Modern Times:

Nat King Cole... have we forgotten?








Judy Garland -- oh, could she belt it!






Barbara Streisand, if a bit slick for my taste:



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(11-04-2016, 12:39 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: Smile, introduced by Charlie Chaplin (tune)  in Modern Times:

Nat King Cole... have we forgotten?








Judy Garland -- oh, could she belt it!






Barbara Streisand, if a bit slick for my taste:




Good job, pbrower!  We can play these vids.
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Like..............
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My favorite 20th century Christmas pop children's song; I didn't used to like it as a kid because it was telling me to be good! But now I think it's a great melody and lyric! Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1934).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Clau...ng_to_Town






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Stormy Weather, written by the same writer of Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Harold Arlen, with Ted Koehler.





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stormy_Weather_(song)
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Lanny Ross, 1934;

also Nat King Cole 1957
https://youtu.be/2mepAWINil8
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Nat King Cole also sang this 1934 song





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Very_Thought_of_You
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