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(YouTube)   This week the Sunday Morning Music Club is honoring Father's Day a bit differently: with the songs our fathers loved. LGT to one of subby's dad's favorite songs (and bands). Miss you, Dad   (youtube.com) divider line
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2021-06-20 6:33:02 AM  
And here's the song. Dad loved ABBA. Had all their records, and saw them in concert at least half a dozen times. Sure it was embarrassing as a teen, but now I can't listen to them without thinking of my dad and smiling at his unashamed joy and appreciation of their music.


Abba - Fernando
Youtube dQsjAbZDx-4
 
2021-06-20 6:56:05 AM  
Handel's Messiah (Easter Concert) | The Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra
Youtube VlR9AAYMa3A


First thing that popped into my head.

I don't remember the exact details but he went to an event a few years ago that included singing part (or all? not sure) along with an actual choir. So it sounds GOOD instead of singing along with whoever happens to be in the congregation that day and it sounds... well... not great usually. He was thrilled. Said he never thought he'd get to experience anything like that.

I know I said this in last year's Fathers Day thread but a huge amount of my music appreciation and taste comes from my dad. I love classical and swing and jazz and so many others because that's what he loves and introduced me to.
 
2021-06-20 7:16:35 AM  
Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days - 1968
Youtube y3KEhWTnWvE


He listened to this a lot after my mother died.
 
2021-06-20 7:18:54 AM  
Bulawayo Sweet Rhythms Band - In The Mood
Youtube uI6VqzdelLA
 
2021-06-20 7:24:31 AM  
Hmmm,

The only music I can remember my dad putting on on purpose was some opera...so, no.  Mom/he had all the Simon & Garfunkel albums (mainly for mom I think) & he'd occasionally put one of them on.  I suppose I could call them and ask what they listened to 50ish years ago when I was a much shorter version of myself.  However it's 4:30 am out in Calif. & my call probably wouldn't be appreciated too much.

So this will have to do for now:

Simon & Garfunkel - A Poem On the Underground Wall
Youtube aEEQWPfjv1U
 
2021-06-20 7:47:42 AM  
This was his favourite song (we played it at his funeral).
The Divine Comedy - National Express
Youtube p_GLSgJ39Dc
 
2021-06-20 7:49:58 AM  
Can probably think of a few more, though.
Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin (Official Video) [HD REMASTERED]
Youtube dRHetRTOD1Q
 
2021-06-20 7:51:05 AM  
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Rivers Run Dry
Youtube -dSaX11crxs
 
2021-06-20 7:53:56 AM  
Blue Pearl Can You Feel The Passion
Youtube bER9EnBuPiI
 
2021-06-20 7:54:56 AM  
Orbital - The Naked And The Dead
Youtube bWqk2cLxpD0
 
2021-06-20 8:04:50 AM  
This was my Mom and Dad's song.

The marriage didn't last, but in quiet moments, when he thinks no one is listening, he pulls Kyu Sakamoto out. And hums Sukiyaki for the rest of the day.

Sukiyaki (Ue o Muite Arukou) - Kyu Sakamoto (English Translation and Lyrics)
Youtube C35DrtPlUbc
 
2021-06-20 8:20:27 AM  
My dad liked these guys, and this one was a favorite.

The Sons Of The Pioneers - Cool Water
Youtube amDo-KqUjpA
 
2021-06-20 8:23:59 AM  
Bill Monroe - I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky (1949)
Youtube kBMiOjZWy6I



This was my Dad's favorite music and artist.
 
2021-06-20 8:29:39 AM  

I Ate Shergar: This was his favourite song (we played it at his funeral).
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This song and artist are new to me.  I like.
 
2021-06-20 8:50:18 AM  
Barry McGuire - Eve Of Destruction
Youtube qfZVu0alU0I

I don't think he has any real connection, I think he just likes it.
 
2021-06-20 8:55:16 AM  
My dad liked Hee Haw, and not just for Misty Rowe.

Hee Haw Gospel Quartet - Gone Home
Youtube BihOF_r8xOw
 
2021-06-20 9:21:34 AM  
One of the things my father enjoys the most, is drum corps. His last show was less than ten years ago, but the DCI's or DCA's are to far to have to drive to anymore. My sister and I were always excited to go to a show when we were still in school, it has been at least 35 yrs since my last one. I would love to go again but life gets in the way. For those who have never been to one, I strongly encourage to make the time. When those horns are turned away from you and then come back across the field at you, you cannot believe the sound. It will bring chills to your spine it is so awesome. Youtube just can't get the sound, but anyway...

5 Closers in Drum Corps That Give Chills Every Time
Youtube X4GMf43z_vc
 
2021-06-20 9:42:05 AM  
Jim Croce - Operator
Youtube RvzFSutjGyw


Dad's a folkie
 
2021-06-20 9:43:45 AM  

This is a late parrot: One of the things my father enjoys the most, is drum corps. His last show was less than ten years ago, but the DCI's or DCA's are to far to have to drive to anymore. My sister and I were always excited to go to a show when we were still in school, it has been at least 35 yrs since my last one. I would love to go again but life gets in the way. For those who have never been to one, I strongly encourage to make the time. When those horns are turned away from you and then come back across the field at you, you cannot believe the sound. It will bring chills to your spine it is so awesome. Youtube just can't get the sound, but anyway...

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I love marching bands.  It's such an interesting form of entertainment and music.  That was a fun video.
 
2021-06-20 9:52:04 AM  
The Man Comes Around
Youtube jiMXK9eDrMY


My dads favorite Cash song.....he was a retired minister.

RIP (April 27), I miss you terribly.  I can tell today as gonna be a rough one.
 
2021-06-20 10:00:25 AM  
The Weight - The Band (lyrics)
Youtube FFqb1I-hiHE
 
2021-06-20 10:01:45 AM  
Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time (Official Video)
Youtube C-u5WLJ9Yk4


For some reason, I was never allowed to go into his office when this song was playing...
 
2021-06-20 10:03:14 AM  
My dad was, and still is, a big folkie.
Peter, Paul and Mary - Early in the Morning (LIVE)
Youtube sX0X_1t3cUQ
 
2021-06-20 10:03:38 AM  
My father, the barber / bookie, liked those "dirty" novelty tunes and live country music (the real thing) however, his favorite song blasted out of the console record player, full blast, Sunday mornings after church.

Ella Fitzgerald "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big" on The Ed Sullivan Show
Youtube 5nCiZtYECYA
 
2021-06-20 10:07:55 AM  
It's Hard to Be Humble
Youtube 0WTrMuZOZvM
 
2021-06-20 10:08:11 AM  
Merle Haggard -- Silver Wings
Youtube f7pOsOx-gto
 
2021-06-20 10:10:09 AM  
He was gobsmacked when he discovered me listening to this version
- he really liked it, too

The Knitters - Silver Wings (1985) [Merle Haggard Cover]
Youtube XsZ7PKzTUIM
 
2021-06-20 10:10:28 AM  
The Animals - House of the Rising Sun (1964) HQ/Widescreen ♫♥ 57 YEARS AGO
Youtube 4-43lLKaqBQ
 
2021-06-20 10:15:36 AM  
Was cleaning out some stuff for my mom a while back and unearthed my dad's old record collection. He didn't play them often but I do remember him putting some of the following on occasionally.


Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, op. 80
Youtube 5AkQrnLPvC4
 
2021-06-20 10:18:53 AM  
Dad was born 1930. He was a teenager during the swingin' 1940s, a young man for the rockin' 50s. Had two girls when Beatlemania hit, by the 70s I was heavily into all sorts of music.

Dad seems to have hated it all. He only listened to easy listening radio and 101 Strings albums. He'd put up with our music in the car until the singer screamed or "jungle music" came on.
 
2021-06-20 10:19:45 AM  
The first time my father invited my mother over to his house, he showed her his collection of records, and asked her to pick one to play.  When she picked a Puccini album, he knew that she was the one for him.

I don't know which specific record it was, so here's one of the most legendary performances of one of Puccini's most famous pieces:

Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" from Turandot (The Three Tenors in Concert 1994)
Youtube cWc7vYjgnTs
 
2021-06-20 10:20:06 AM  
For I Loved You
Youtube B1f7gGSJPBE
 
2021-06-20 10:20:25 AM  
9-year-old me: Why are all songs about love? Why aren't there any songs about science, spaceships, and cool stuff like that?
My dad:
Queen -'39
Youtube PnfATr0zRzI

/it was still about love
 
2021-06-20 10:20:40 AM  
One of the few records that is still around since my the year my parents married in 1959. I'm glad to have it, pops and cracks included.

The Four Freshmen/I Could Have Told You
Youtube oRlzcgtNFIk
 
2021-06-20 10:21:04 AM  
So What (Live)
Youtube cWGvsyeayFk
 
2021-06-20 10:22:34 AM  

Earguy: Dad was born 1930. He was a teenager during the swingin' 1940s, a young man for the rockin' 50s. Had two girls when Beatlemania hit, by the 70s I was heavily into all sorts of music.

Dad seems to have hated it all. He only listened to easy listening radio and 101 Strings albums. He'd put up with our music in the car until the singer screamed or "jungle music" came on.


My Dad was a little older (1917), but was pretty much the same way. As much as he tried, the Southern Baptist hate of anything not churchy would come out.

One plus of all those years of "beautiful music" was an appreciation of the DJ who presented it, a guy named Steve Goss. He was in his twenties when he started, but sounded much older.
 
2021-06-20 10:23:50 AM  
Beer Barrel Polka
Youtube jF-5zBjEIDM
 
2021-06-20 10:25:14 AM  
Everything Waylon Jennings ever wrote or performed.

And also this:
Take It to the Limit (2013 Remaster)
Youtube d7-8rfGGnd0
 
2021-06-20 10:25:21 AM  
It's Always You
Youtube fSJpchiOxkI
 
2021-06-20 10:26:48 AM  
Dad liked easy listening: Ray Conniff, etc. It was horrible
 
2021-06-20 10:27:00 AM  
Dad was the first person to explain to me that there was such a thing as "progressive swing" which was effectively the prog rock of the 1940s.
Impossible to dance to and perfect for a man who couldn't dance to save his life.
1944 HITS ARCHIVE: Artistry In Rhythm - Stan Kenton
Youtube msEqWQuAVXk
 
2021-06-20 10:27:20 AM  
For the most part, Dad's a 70s rocker, but he also loves the big band stuff that *his* Dad used to listen to. Every once in a while he just had to put on old Mackie in the car and cruise around with it playing good and loud. Good times.

Mack the Knife
Youtube iooViITRp9M
 
2021-06-20 10:27:34 AM  
Thelonious Monk Criss Cross
Youtube f-K1pPlb4NQ
 
2021-06-20 10:29:42 AM  
Eddy Arnold - Make the World Go Away (Official Audio)
Youtube lq0Ri9e6SY0
 
2021-06-20 10:30:48 AM  
Miles Davis Sextet - Dig
Youtube cUcj_vPwkEI
 
2021-06-20 10:32:18 AM  
Once when we were kids, Dad put some Zep on the stereo in the living room and cranked it, as one should. During the wild psychedelic section in the middle, my little sister came running downstairs crying that a monster was attacking the house. Ahh, good times.

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love (Official Music Video)
Youtube HQmmM_qwG4k
 
2021-06-20 10:34:14 AM  
For the Good Times
Youtube s404ZqAxh9Y
 
2021-06-20 10:34:29 AM  
And I'll always thank dad for impressing upon me the value of a great horn section.

25 or 6 to 4
Youtube iPYH4s7_e34
 
2021-06-20 10:36:29 AM  
Dad was born in '25, so he was of the radio / jukebox generation.  He had a variety of tastes, but never really bothered with records or any of that.  If it swung, he'd probably be okay with it - even caught him bopping along to some of my records, so it wasn't a generational thing, necessarily, either Hank Williams, the Clash (stuff off 'Sandinista!'), the Knitters, or maybe early rock.  He hit 30 about when rock & roll was coming about, and he liked Johnny Cash pretty well.  He'd give us the business about our music in the '70s by breaking into a sarcastic 'Twist' dance - one of those designed to embarrass you.  I miss him.
 
2021-06-20 10:36:33 AM  
The late 60's/early 70's had a lot of variety shows hosted by popular musicians, so our evenings were filled with a lot of family favorites.  My dad was partial to jazz, and Herb Alpert was one of his favorites on TV.  His record collection was based in big band, but since my mom was a classical music aficionado he compromised and listened to her records and some of the contemporaries that appeared on TV.

A Taste Of Honey
Youtube gRGOm071sE0
 
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