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2013-01-02 06:25:28 PM  
My grandma dearly loved hearing Patti Page singing The Tennessee Walz.

For those who have never had the pleasure of hearing her singing the song, have a listen.

The Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page
 
2013-01-02 06:44:08 PM  
www.musicko.com

RIP Jimmy Page
 
2013-01-02 07:11:19 PM  
Goodnight, funnywoman
 
2013-01-02 08:29:09 PM  
www.mchenrycountyturningpoint.org

RIP Peppermint Patty
 
2013-01-02 08:39:01 PM  
Nurse Kellye inconsolable.
 
2013-01-02 09:12:48 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Quite the babe back in the day.
/and conical
 
2013-01-02 09:14:28 PM  
I was afraid it would be Tom Jones before I clicked the link.  Well, maybe not "afraid".
 
2013-01-02 09:19:15 PM  

Kurmudgeon: [upload.wikimedia.org image 777x917]
Quite the babe back in the day.
/and conical


Those things can take out an eye!
 
2013-01-02 09:35:13 PM  

Okay, I'll be the first.

"How Much Is That Doggie In The Window" is cute as hell.

Link

RIP, PP
 
2013-01-02 09:47:17 PM  

John Buck 41: Okay, I'll be the first. "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window" is cute as hell. Link

RIP, PP


It IS cute, but today it would feel like approval of puppy stores, and therefore, puppy mills. I realize, too, that I'd never heard the entire song before.
 
2013-01-02 09:57:05 PM  
Thanks Bathia_Mapes. That was nice.
 
2013-01-02 10:09:40 PM  

Debby7813: John Buck 41: Okay, I'll be the first. "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window" is cute as hell. Link

RIP, PP

It IS cute, but today it would feel like approval of puppy stores, and therefore, puppy mills. I realize, too, that I'd never heard the entire song before.


True but at the time (early 50's) there was probably no such negative connotation to selling puppies.
 
2013-01-02 10:27:27 PM  

John Buck 41: Debby7813: John Buck 41: Okay, I'll be the first. "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window" is cute as hell. Link

RIP, PP

It IS cute, but today it would feel like approval of puppy stores, and therefore, puppy mills. I realize, too, that I'd never heard the entire song before.

True but at the time (early 50's) there was probably no such negative connotation to selling puppies.


No, there wasn't, until people started hearing about puppy mills in the news. When was that, the 80s or so? Pet stores with puppies were the norm; there was a chain that was in most malls in the 70s. Damn, I can't remember the name! My mom bought a Sheltie puppy around 74 or 75 from a store; poor, neurotic thing used to run in circles, and was allergic to her own fleas. Mom spent a fortune for that dog ($300 IIRC), then another fortune keeping Lady alive. Only to have her disappear from our front yard one day.
//anyway, RIP Patti Page
 
2013-01-02 10:37:21 PM  
She had a really lovely voice; and I always liked the Tennessee Waltz - one of my mom's fave songs.
 
2013-01-02 11:06:23 PM  

olddancingmonkey: Thanks Bathia_Mapes. That was nice.


You're welcome. :-)
 
2013-01-02 11:08:08 PM  

Debby7813: John Buck 41: Debby7813: John Buck 41: Okay, I'll be the first. "How Much Is That Doggie In The Window" is cute as hell. Link

RIP, PP

It IS cute, but today it would feel like approval of puppy stores, and therefore, puppy mills. I realize, too, that I'd never heard the entire song before.

True but at the time (early 50's) there was probably no such negative connotation to selling puppies.

No, there wasn't, until people started hearing about puppy mills in the news. When was that, the 80s or so? Pet stores with puppies were the norm; there was a chain that was in most malls in the 70s. Damn, I can't remember the name! My mom bought a Sheltie puppy around 74 or 75 from a store; poor, neurotic thing used to run in circles, and was allergic to her own fleas. Mom spent a fortune for that dog ($300 IIRC), then another fortune keeping Lady alive. Only to have her disappear from our front yard one day.
//anyway, RIP Patti Page


Scamps?
 
2013-01-02 11:09:18 PM  
As fans are leaving the stadium at Tennessee, the band plays the Tennessee Waltz. I always enjoy that. Thank you for that, Ms. Page.
 
2013-01-02 11:18:42 PM  
Eating a lobster stew in tribute.
 
2013-01-02 11:35:33 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: My grandma dearly loved hearing Patti Page singing The Tennessee Walz.

For those who have never had the pleasure of hearing her singing the song, have a listen.

The Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page


My grandmother used to sing that song in a sweet voice, then joke that if a "friend" did her that way, she'd "yank her bald-headed".
 
2013-01-03 01:04:39 AM  
I'm old enough to know who she was. Surprised she was still alive.

RIP, Mrs. Sweet-voiced Singing Lady
 
2013-01-03 04:42:50 AM  
Got to mix sound for four of her shows in the late 80s. Great voice and a very nice person. Easy to work for/with. So was her manager, Jack Rael.

I'm pretty sure that Page was the first artist to overdub backing vocals on a song, but too lazy to look it up.
 
2013-01-03 07:16:32 AM  
www.bestcareanywhere.net

Here's lookin' up your old address, Miss Page.

/obscure?
 
2013-01-03 07:47:40 AM  
I had to speak to her from time to time a while back as she used to do a show for a radio company I was with. About as nice as they come, no pretensions at all.
 
2013-01-03 08:14:25 AM  
Great voice. Did light songs for the most part. Provided the baseline which rock and roll would push off from. Mitch Miller still has a lot to answer for.
 
2013-01-03 08:36:07 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: My grandma dearly loved hearing Patti Page singing The Tennessee Walz.

For those who have never had the pleasure of hearing her singing the song, have a listen.

The Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page


One of the first multi-track recordings too.
 
2013-01-03 08:39:28 AM  

John Buck 41: Okay, I'll be the first."How Much Is That Doggie In The Window" is cute as hell. Link

RIP, PP


Came out when I was a kid.. Also, check youtube / Lennon Sisters / Doggie in the window.. very cute, and great harmonizing.. PP did her own harmonizing, in layers.. Rest in Peace, Patti...
 
2013-01-03 08:40:46 AM  

MacWizard: I'm pretty sure that Page was the first artist to overdub backing vocals on a song, but too lazy to look it up.


Came here to say just this.  I too am also too lazy to look it up.  But, I think Mary Ford and Les Paul were the first with Patty coming in a close second.

/RIP Recording Pioneer
 
2013-01-03 08:47:24 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: My grandma dearly loved hearing Patti Page singing The Tennessee Walz.

For those who have never had the pleasure of hearing her singing the song, have a listen.

The Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page


There is also a 'country' version.. I have both in my library.. Patti,s unique vocal characteristics are present in both.. the differences are mostly instrumental, but tempo and timing contribute....
 
2013-01-03 10:21:04 AM  

stupiddream: MacWizard: I'm pretty sure that Page was the first artist to overdub backing vocals on a song, but too lazy to look it up.

Came here to say just this.  I too am also too lazy to look it up.  But, I think Mary Ford and Les Paul were the first with Patty coming in a close second.

/RIP Recording Pioneer


Not that it matters, as they were peers, but I thought Les Paul and Mary Ford broke that new ground.

Incedentally, when Jeff Beck did his tribute to LP, Imelda May used the same technique with amazing resukts.
 
2013-01-03 12:22:54 PM  
I'm surprised that it wouldn't have been Mary Ford to be the first singer to overdub.
 
2013-01-03 12:27:34 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: My grandma dearly loved hearing Patti Page singing The Tennessee Walz.

For those who have never had the pleasure of hearing her singing the song, have a listen.

The Tennessee Waltz - Patti Page


This gave me cold chills. That doesn't happen much anymore
 
2013-01-03 03:26:36 PM  
Oh man, can't believe she was still alive. RIP.

/Always kind of preferred the Sam Cooke version. Not a dig on hers, though.
 
2013-01-03 04:49:52 PM  

stupiddream: MacWizard: I'm pretty sure that Page was the first artist to overdub backing vocals on a song, but too lazy to look it up.

Came here to say just this.  I too am also too lazy to look it up.  But, I think Mary Ford and Les Paul were the first with Patty coming in a close second.

/RIP Recording Pioneer


Crewmannumber6: Not that it matters, as they were peers, but I thought Les Paul and Mary Ford broke that new ground.


From Wikipedia...
The first commercially released overdubbed recording made by painstakingly recording voice on top of voice with acetate discs was recorded by Patti Page who did it first with her recording of "Confess" for Mercury Records. With the popularity of this recording Page recorded a quartet of her voices with the song "With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming" and was listed as vocals by: Patti Page, Patti Page, Patti Page and Patti Page. Les Paul soon followed with the first multitrack magnetic tape recording in 1947 record "Lover (When You're Near Me)", featured eight different electric guitar parts.[citation needed] His later work would be seminal in the popularization of multitrack recording as was Patti Page's contribution to the multiple voice affect that she perfected.

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