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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Apr 7, 2018 11:08 AM CST
I am so bored with no sunshine and all the snow and rain, I need to just do something.

Have been going through my old CDs and I was wondering who else enjoys Music when everything else is on hold waiting for Spring? Did you enjoy dancing to during the Big Band Era? Just curious if plant people have other hidden talents? Green Grin!
Name: greene
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Apr 9, 2018 11:26 AM CST
Way back when I was a kid and we would drive 5-6 hours to visit grandma, my biggest joy was when Aunt Betty would put a 78 record on the phonograph. She always played one just for me. Cement Mixer, Put-Ti Put-Ti. This first one is very LOUD!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

The original was this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

A fun version of this song was done by Liberace. Oh, I loved watching Liberace on television. He had a brother named George; he often mentioned his brother. My little Cojack dog is named after George. This has an ad you have to skip before listening.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

And yes, I danced to the music. Hurray!
Hope this relieves some of your winter blahs. Thumbs up
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RpR
Apr 9, 2018 11:46 AM CST
I listen to radio, tape and CD music a lot.
Range is from classical to what ever is latest greatest but very little of latest greatest. I listen to that often just to see what todays youths are listening to .
I do look up some desired songs, usually harder rock on line and am often surprised at how well the stuff from twenty to fifty years ago is spoken of with younger teens to twenties often saying new stuff suck compared to what came before them.

I am surprised, but not totally, I often turn on the cable music channels and listen to easy listening, elevator music, or old big band music I grew up with .
When driving my music is usually classical, though when I drive with Sharon she plays an oldie station that of late, past few years seems stuck on a repeat list of songs from late seventies to early eightes that remind me of the many trips my late cousin and l would take or the music the bar I met my other half in would play during band breaks.
Both wonderful and sad all at once.
In the fall when County Fairs and farm shows are in full song, I will turn on KASM , Polka Station of the Nation, and listen to old time music that was always being played.
That takes me back to the best times of my life.


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Name: Zuzu
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Apr 9, 2018 4:36 PM CST

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I missed the Big Band Era because I was born in 1943, but in the 1950s and 1960s my boyfriends and I always went ballroom dancing on our dates instead of going to the movies, bowling, or dinner. I also taught Samba, Cha Cha, and Mambo at Arthur Murray when I was going to college.

I have literally thousands of vinyl records and CDs, but these days I mostly look things up on YouTube. It's much easier than finding the songs in my collection. The only music that makes me really sad is from the psychedelic rock era. It was a time of such great hopes, none of which materialized sufficiently.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Apr 9, 2018 8:14 PM CST
zuzu said: I also taught Samba, Cha Cha, and Mambo at Arthur Murray when I was going to college.
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Arthur Murray Party on TV one of the shows I grew up with.
Arthur Murray looked like one of the old guys in John Wayne westerns, dad agreed but said they were not the same guy.
Name: Zuzu
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Apr 10, 2018 12:03 PM CST

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Arthur Murray's son-in-law was Henry Heimlich, famous for the Heimlich Maneuver.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Apr 10, 2018 1:51 PM CST
Such fun reading your comments. I am very hard of hearing since my inner ear problem has become more active so I have to do a lot of adjusting volume and the base, etc. when I use You Tube and the PC.

My old CDs are still my favorite and Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and some of those really old guys are what I enjoy.

I can remember as a kid, Frank Sinatra was singing with Tommy Dorsey's orchestra at Hershey Park. We got in to see him and dance all night for 50 cents. And, gasoline was like 25 cents a gallon. Oh I did love those days. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Zuzu
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Apr 10, 2018 2:07 PM CST

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Gas prices stayed low for a long time. I remember it was still 25 cents a gallon in 1958. There were some gas stations in San Francisco that charged 28 cents, but they were in fancy hotel parking lots and only the "rich" used those. And stamps were 3 cents forever, it seems. Once prices started rising, though, they hopped and hopped and never stayed the same for long.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Apr 10, 2018 3:02 PM CST
@ zuzu, your age is showing????? Rolling on the floor laughing I thought I was the only one who could remember the 3 cent stamp.
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Apr 10, 2018 3:57 PM CST
@JB How well I remember 3 cent stamps. I addressed all of our wedding invitations and dropped them into the mail. All of them had stamps on them when I put them in the mailbox, however, shortly after people started receiving them, I received a panic call from soon to be husband -- Aunt Mary didn't receive hers. Those were the days when the post office returned a letter to you if you didn't have a stamp on it, and sure enough, in a couple of days Aunt Mary's invitation landed back in our mail box. It was sent back to Aunt Mary and fortunately the wedding wasn't called off.

Regarding music I like all kinds except what the present generation refers to as music. I don't listen to it. I am also choosy about the classical, C&W, and other genre that I listen to. If something has lyrics, and they are singing in English I like to be able to understand them.
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Name: Zuzu
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Apr 10, 2018 3:59 PM CST

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The 4-cent stamp wasn't required until 1958. Up to then, postage had been 3 cents since 1932. Can you imagine something today staying the same price for 26 years? I also remember 5-cent candy bars and the 5-cent Coke machine. The Junior Department at Macy's had the best Coke machine. You didn't even have to put in a nickel to get a bottle of Coke. They always kept a dishful of slugs by the machine for us to use instead of real coins.
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RpR
Apr 10, 2018 5:46 PM CST
Even though by 1958 I was already in grade school, I only remember the 4 cent.
I remember just barely 5 cent pop mahcines but remember well when Coke had both 10 oz and 12 oz bottles, riding, on our bikes to find the one with the bigger bottles.
When the pop was 5 cents one gas station had a machine where you had no choice, what ever kind of pop was next in line was what you got but back then my home town had a local private brand bottler.
Before prohibition it had been a brewery; sadly it did not live into the sixties.
It was a travesty when Hostess Cup Cakes went from 10 cents to 12 cents, get a rope. Angry
Name: greene
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greene
Apr 12, 2018 8:28 AM CST
My dad's favorite riddle was, "How many 2 cent stamps are in a dozen?"
I remember 3 cent stamps, 27 cent gasoline pumped by an attendant that checked the oil and washed the windshield, cigarettes in the vending machine...put a quarter in the machine and there were two pennies inside the cellophane wrapper on the cigarette pack...the two cents was the change back - only 23 cents to buy cigarettes! I did not smoke but when we were all at the beach during the summer I would often be asked to run to the concession stand for others. (I think they were trying to get rid of me. Rolling on the floor laughing )
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Apr 12, 2018 9:50 AM CST
@Greene - My Dad smoked chesterfield cigarettes and I was sent next door to the candy store to buy them for him. Never tried to smoke until I was in my early 20s. Drinking was different.

Anyone remember the song Deep Purple? That was my Mom and Dad's song.
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RpR
Apr 12, 2018 10:23 AM CST
It was four years past the stamp change but I remember well from out trip to the Worlds Fair in Seattle in 1962, in a six banger '57 Chevrolet 210, back when true camping was in full swing; gas stations that sold WHITE GAS for camping stoves, DRY ICE for camping coolers, larger transistor radio dad bought because the car did not have radio, stopping along side the railroad to drop and change oil.
He had made large white box to srap on top of the car for all the camping stuff. Back then six banger Chevys made 18 mpg easily but with the box probably more like 12.

Songs from that era that always stuck with me:

Please Help Me I'M Falling -- Bobby Vinton
My Little Corner of the World -- Anita Bryant

and the first rock songs that I really liked, sorry Elvis

Barbara Ann -- Regents
Duke of Earl -- Gene Chandler

Name: greene
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Apr 12, 2018 10:31 AM CST
JB said:

Anyone remember the song Deep Purple? That was my Mom and Dad's song.


Apologies to your mom and dad but my favorite version of Deep Purple was the one by Nino and April:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
It was not until years later that I realized all the other versions of this song were...slow dancing.

Okay, since you mentioned purple...how about...this one!
Sheb Wooley performing Purple People Eater.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Houseplants Container Gardener
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JB
Apr 12, 2018 10:38 AM CST
Great choice of songs! I went to the Worlds Fair in Seattle with my 4 kids and husband. We went up in the Needle and bought a little stuffed animal there and called it Needles! We had taken the kids on a trip throughout the USA trying to get them to stop in each state. It took us 6 weeks in my old cream colored Chrysler Imperial Convertible. We went out the Southern route and came home the Northern.

That was some summer believe me and the next time I would definitely buy a Mobile Home or something where we could have our facilities with us at all times. Four kids never have to go to the bathroom at the same time and some of those bathrooms were enough to make you cringe. But, we all survived and now can laugh about it. We drank a lot of Tang and ate a lot of dry cereal and crackers and plenty of water. We always stopped late afternoon, left them play for an hour or so and then had a good dinner before bedtime. Their ages were 5 to 15 years old. The two older ones were my step kids.
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Name: Zuzu
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Apr 12, 2018 9:53 PM CST

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Here's a bizarre tidbit of information about that fair. A friend of mine who was in Seattle for the World's Fair in 1962 has some pieces of silverware Prince Philip used while he was there. She never tires of showing them off to everyone she knows.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Apr 13, 2018 8:41 AM CST
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RpR
Apr 14, 2018 11:35 AM CST
Art Bell host, and creator of Coast to Coast radio show died .
He was only 72 but I knew he left the show a few years back I think for heath reasons.
C to C was a show for oddballs and those with theories that did differed from what the majority would accept.
Used to listen to it but in the past decade , radio stations have screwed with programming that was set, for at least a decade and now you have to search to find shows if they are still being carried.
Part of the fault is companies buying formerly independent stations and turning them into same as the others they own.

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