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PostSubject: 1940's Big Band   Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:08 pm

How many people here like the 40's big band music?
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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:55 pm

I like it Thumbsup

One of my favorite songs is "Out of Nowhere" performed by Johnny Green. I first heard this tune in "A Place in the Sun" starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.

I can't find the original version but here is a video of someone playing it.



...and talking about 'A Place in the Sun', here is a scene from it Thumbsup



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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:23 pm

Great videos, Carol.

Julia, I love Big Band music. To me it's a lot like rock & roll, but with horns instead of guitars. It'll get you moving.
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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:10 pm

I love big band music!

Carol, thanks for posting those!


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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:27 pm

Here is another popular tune Thumbsup



This is really the type of music playing at my house early in the mornings while we have breakfast, get ready and head off to work. My mom likes this radio station (103.3, Nostalgia Radio) that play 1940s Big Band era and she always puts it on in the mornings... so many of the music is burned in my brain lol


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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:09 am

Would this qualify as "Big Band?" If so, I'm a fan! greenS




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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:22 am

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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:57 am

Jon, I'm afraid that geek rap doesn't qualify as big band.


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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:35 pm

That's too bad. I can really get my groove on with a melody like that one.



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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:40 pm

Do the Urkel! Laughing

Ah... but yeah.. that's not Big Band ... greenS


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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:22 pm

Haha! Wow! I didn't get on yesterday and BOOM! All these comments! I am glad that I have many friends on here who like the old days!

Here is one of my favorites!

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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Thu May 20, 2010 4:49 pm

LOVE BIG BAND!!! LOVE SWING!!! Nobody compares to Benny Goodman for me. And his "Sing, Sing, Sing" is the perfect example of that genre and mood during the height of this music. It is my favorite out of all music in that era.


Another one of my top ones is "Swingtime in the Rockies".


Of course, thinking of big band/swing, I think of Tommy Dorsey, which makes me think of Frank Sinatra.



I am mad about all of the Big Band singers and "crooners". Does anyone else really like singers of this type? My top favorites are:
Vic Damone
Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
Nat 'King' Cole
Dick Haymes
Sammy Davis Jr


I just really love a nice smooth voice. One that can not only seduce you with each note that is sung, but is also capable of making you want to get up and dance. And those singers were all that way. I just love them. greenS


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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Thu May 20, 2010 6:11 pm

Good stuff, MissOleson! I love Sinatra and Nat King Cole. Mel Torme is also a favorite. Another great "pure" singer is Linda Eder. She's not an oldie like the others, but I think she has a beautiful voice.

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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Fri May 21, 2010 7:11 am

MissOleson wrote:
I am mad about all of the Big Band singers and "crooners". Does anyone else really like singers of this type? My top favorites are:
Vic Damone
Frank Sinatra
Dean Martin
Nat 'King' Cole
Dick Haymes
Sammy Davis Jr


I just really love a nice smooth voice. One that can not only seduce you with each note that is sung, but is also capable of making you want to get up and dance. And those singers were all that way. I just love them. greenS


Me too. Thumbsup Those are some great examples you listed.

To me, this is the epitomy of 'crooner', right here:




Rob, I love Linda Eder too----she has one phenomenal voice. yes


Big Band music is amAzing! I think I would have fit in very well in that era actually. yes Gotta love Glen Miller!

I had to choose this song---it's the main 'theme' song of my son's university, which is located in Kalamazoo Michigan:



And because I just can't resist Wink , here is my son's band performing it at last year's post game at Michigan State University: (Brendan is somewhere on the left greenS ).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_9fIbq0_rs
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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:34 pm

Rob wrote:
Good stuff, MissOleson! I love Sinatra and Nat King Cole. Mel Torme is also a favorite. Another great "pure" singer is Linda Eder. She's not an oldie like the others, but I think she has a beautiful voice.
Well, have you heard any of her musical theatre songs? Here are some selections from the musical "Jekyll and Hyde".

(a shorter version of the song but you get to hear enough of her voice in this song Smile - I've tried to sing this song and it is hard for me to do, and so I applaud her for being able to pull it off like she can)


(I love to sing this song, though - too bad I can't do it as well as she does!)


(this song is just incredible to me and their voices blend so well together - the other girl's name is Christiane Noll)

Amy wrote:
To me, this is the epitomy of 'crooner', right here
Too bad that the video no longer exists but Billie Holiday is pretty good. If I were going to choose a female crooner, for me it has always been Ella Fitzgerald. I just love her. This is my favorite song of hers. I think no other version compares to hers.


Amy wrote:
Big Band music is amAzing! I think I would have fit in very well in that era actually. yes Gotta love Glen Miller!
"I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo" is great. And I loved seeing that clip with the Nicholas Brothers. Nobody dances like that anymore. No

Here is a big Glenn Miller favorite of mine:

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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:56 am

We had the Glenn Miller Orchestra in town a few weeks ago. Kara went to see them and enjoyed it.


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PostSubject: Re: 1940's Big Band   Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:44 pm

I've always been curious to go to one of the Glenn Miller Orchestra shows. I bet that would be such a fun night.


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