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the best songs ever
(09-04-2016, 09:26 PM)Ragnarök_62 Wrote: Show themes, eh, OK   here's a classic man. Big Grin 






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The Road Runner Show (1966-68), original opening theme.The theme song was written and sung by Barbara Cameron.

Or if you prefer classic opera to the lighter musical genre:



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The classical cartoon music I remember best was Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2, but I will post that when we get to the mid 19th century! But TV themes are worth an entire thread on its own.
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(09-05-2016, 08:14 AM)Eric the Green Wrote: The classical cartoon music I remember best was Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2, but I will post that when we get to the mid 19th century! But TV themes are worth an entire thread on its own.

The Tom and Jerry one?  Yeah that was a good one.  Preferable to their black face racist jokes, which I also remember distinctly.
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(09-05-2016, 09:01 AM)gabrielle Wrote:
(09-05-2016, 08:14 AM)Eric the Green Wrote: The classical cartoon music I remember best was Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2, but I will post that when we get to the mid 19th century! But TV themes are worth an entire thread on its own.

The Tom and Jerry one?  Yeah that was a good one.  Preferable to their black face racist jokes, which I also remember distinctly.

I remember the bugs bunny cartoons that featured the Hungarian Rhapsody #2 very well.
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Steve Allen wrote 8 thousand songs, but this was his great one and his big one, This Could Be The Start of Something Big (1954/1956)









https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Allen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Could..._Something
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Quote:Kind of Blue has been regarded by many critics as jazz's greatest record, Davis's masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. Its influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical genres, has led writers to also deem it one of the most influential albums ever recorded. Kind of Blue was one of fifty recordings chosen in 2002 by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry, and in 2003, it was ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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




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An Unforgettable classic





released 1952
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I still have my Kind of Blue LP that I bought in 1960 (I also have the CD purchased, of course, many years later.

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Dave Krein '42
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I like portions of Coltrane, and agree with his stature; but I was dissappointed with Kind of Blue by Davis; I listened all the way through, and I note but cannot myself credit or agree with its plaudits. But, since we are back in 1959 with jazz, I will offer Dave Brubeck "Take Five." As I mentioned, The Doors seemingly used it at the start of the 2nd guitar/organ part of the instrumental portion of Light My Fire.



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My piano teacher taught me this one when I was about 9. I loved it. (1951 Broadway, 1956 film; melody first composed c.1949)
Getting to Know You, from The King and I, by Rodgers and Hammerstein





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_to...You_(song)
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(09-09-2016, 11:24 PM)Eric the Green Wrote: I like portions of Coltrane, and agree with his stature; but I was dissappointed with Kind of Blue by Davis; I listened all the way through, and I note but cannot myself credit or agree with its plaudits. But, since we are back in 1959 with jazz, I will offer Dave Brubeck "Take Five." As I mentioned, The Doors seemingly used it at the start of the 2nd guitar/organ part of the instrumental portion of Light My Fire.




Coltrane played some of the sax on Kind of Blue.
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(09-09-2016, 10:17 PM)davidkrein Wrote: I still have my Kind of Blue LP that I bought in 1960 (I also have the CD purchased, of course, many years later.

Pax.

Dave Krein '42

That's cool!  I have a fellow retail worker to thank, years ago, for first turning me on to all these jazz greats.  One of those stupid, brute-like retail workers, as pbrower considers us to be--this one, though, was also a musician.  I wonder what happened to him?
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I can't agree with Kind of Blue. But i will post Thelonious Monk's magnum opus when we get there. You didn't like Take Five? Much better than Kind of Blue.

Which may be soon, as I don't know as much about this era. I hope pbrower can help fill us in.

Meanwhile, this academy award winner and big 1950 #1 hit by the greatest singer ever (who was also a great jazz pianist).



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(09-11-2016, 11:46 PM)Eric the Green Wrote: I can't agree with Kind of Blue. But i will post Thelonious Monk's magnum opus when we get there. You didn't like Take Five? Much better than Kind of Blue.

Which may be soon, as I don't know as much about this era. I hope pbrower can help fill us in.

Meanwhile, this academy award winner and big 1950 #1 hit by the greatest singer ever (who was also a great jazz pianist).





I like "Take Five."  It is one of the most popular jazz tunes from that era.  

And Nat King Cole was a great singer, of course.  One of my mother's favorites, I believe.  I think pretty much everyone liked him back in the fifties, and he is fondly remembered today.
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1949 and 1948 must have been some of the weakest years in pop music history, and I can't find any classical, jazz or show tune goodies from those two years either. Very tame, conventional and un-imaginative-- the 1st turning at its worst. At least as far as I can tell. There were probably some good jazz pieces, but I'll jump back to 1947/1944 for Round Midnight by Thelonious Monk. This was probably included in the 1966 concert gabrielle posted; I didn't listen to that all the way through yet, and I don't know which songs are called what on that video. I see that he opens with "Lulu's Back In Town," which is from the first 2T year, 1964, but the original is by Fats Waller in 1935. Maybe to be posted when I get there.





" " 'Round Midnight" is the most-recorded jazz standard composed by a jazz musician" says the video uploader. I doubt it would be a favorite of mine, but at least it's something "cool" from the late forties. Monk was clearly a leading jazz artist of this time, and into the sixties.
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While I wait for anyone else to post an unlikely "best song ever" from 1947-49, I'll jump back again to a signature piece by composer Alan Hovhannes.

Winton Marsalis on trumpet, with organ. Prayer of St. Gregory, 1946




From St. John the Divine NY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc6SVi3esr8
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I had an old 78 of this one, the Overture to "Carousel" by Rodgers and Hammerstein. It stands well as a great classical piece by Richard Rodgers, the Carousel Waltz (1945).



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(09-15-2016, 09:10 PM)Eric the Green Wrote: While I wait for anyone else to post an unlikely "best song ever" from 1947-49, I'll jump back again to a signature piece by composer Alan Hovhannes.

Challenge accepted!   Big Grin



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snicker snicker!
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