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No. It was a good song though, I remember that much.

Any surf song is a good surf song.

Man, I wish I could remember now. Probably wasn't The Trashmen. Sloop John B was a joke, BTW. Did I say Good Vibrations is the only good Beach Boys song?
 



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Man, I wish I could remember now. Probably wasn't The Trashmen. Sloop John B was a joke, BTW. Did I say Good Vibrations is the only good Beach Boys song?

I never really have considered The Beach Boys as true surf music if that makes sense. They sang awesome pop songs that had to do with surfing. I think of surf music as in no singing and surf guitars/Dick Dale.
 


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I remember this song from the movie The Eddie Duchin Story. Great stuff. This is not Tyrone Power playing, I think it's Carmen Cavallaro.

Cool old showtune from the mid 50's.

 

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As long as we're doing movies...

"We May Never Love Like This Again," performed by Maureen McGovern, won the Oscar for best original song in 1974. Besides being a very pretty song, the lyrical content subtly foreshadows the death and loss to follow in the film. The scene opens with a cool tracking shot before focusing on the singer and band. According to Wikipedia, "Hollywood composer John Williams wrote the original music score for the film, and interpolated the tune of the song into the underscore of the movie."

 








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Doo-Wop at it's best. Wow did the kid have pipes. Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers

 



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The whole album is an amazing snapshot into English working class life, post WWII, but the title track Arthur is one of my favs.

Kinks: Arthur

 

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Not my favorite Kink's song, but quirky good & also off of Arthur. Feels like it kind of fits into Ted/Nokomis' surf music theme.

 

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Another little known, but every cool one off of Arthur.

Some Mother's Son:

 



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Oh Costa, you know I can't resist a Kinks post. Yes, Arthur is a classic. Great music and timeless social commentary. Shangri-la is the high point for me (love the horn arrangement). Yes Sir, Brainwashed, and Churchill are all great songs. I feel like Nothing to Say is an oft-forgotten song but one of my favorites (took it as my handle tagline).

 

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Not my favorite Kink's song, but quirky good & also off of Arthur. Feels like it kind of fits into Ted/Nokomis' surf music theme.

I like that Australia is the last song on the A side. I usually flip the record before the song is over. Gets a little jam-bandy.
 

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I like that Australia is the last song on the A side. I usually flip the record before the song is over. Gets a little jam-bandy.

I prefer the 3 minute radio version, to the 7 minute rambler myself.
 


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When my son first started learning chess, I played him White Rabbit and told him it's a song about chess strategy. Then I realized I was actually thinking of this song.

 

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I feel like I posted this video in a music thread years ago. But I absolutely love this song and version. "Overfed long-haired leaping gnome" -- one of my all time favorite lines. Talk about self-deprecating observational humor!

Also a karaoke favorite.

 
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Since we're talking The Kinks, I love this live version of the old standard, Lola. Seems the boys were really enjoying themselves this night:
 

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I've just recently gotten into Little Feat, which of course starts with Dixie Chicken. Unfortunately, the sound man did a horsesh*t job with Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou's vocals here, but just a great song:
 




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Is 30ish years old, old enough? I love me some old hip-hop, especially these next songs layered with jazz:
 




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