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Old August 25th, 2007, 04:04 PM
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I am so very thankful that, while my mother was alive when I was a young lad, she kept the house full of music and impressed upon me to learn how to play multiple musical instruments.

Occassionally, while listening to the XM radio in my car and online, I will hear a song that causes the memories to jump back to the forefront of my thoughts. When that happens, I will recall amny other songs that she would sing to while they played or songs that caught my attention.

Who remembers "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane"?

How about "Tom Dooley"?

This one will really take a stretch... a polka that always bring s a large, happy smile to my face... "Ice Cubes and Beer" by Ray Budzilek?

Such happy times back then and innocent to me.
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Michael, are you sure you grew up in Houston?

I certainly remember Tom Dooley, but don't recognize the other 2.
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Darlene, do you remember the Ames Brothers? They sang the Naughty Lady. Are you sure you grew up in Houston??
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Absolutely yes,,,,I remember those songs, and know what you're talking about. I too listen to XM, and enjoy all the music that I grew up with. (My favorite XM station is 73-High Standards) The lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) loves that music too, however her favorite is the old time radio shows. The Shadow, Amos and Andy, X Factor, The Lone Ranger, to mention just a few.
O.K.,,,who remembers the last line in "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane"? It's a good one!

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Every time I here Que Sera Sera, I am rigt back in the kitchen with my Mother and my Uncle in the 50's...She also loved Santa Baby with Eartha Kitt's growl, and Sentimental Journey too.

Isn' t it amazing how a song, or even a smell, can send you back in time? When I smell creosote, I am back catching frogs in N.H. with my cousin Judy!

Remember I'll be with you in apple blossom time? Oh Michael, you really got me going here!
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Ken, yes I know about the "9" in the last line. (don't want to give it away). Quite a song for the time.

Trip, it is amazing about our memories, as you state, that a simple musical note or a sight or smell can instantly vault us back in time.

No one can do the "Ice Cubes and Beer" yet??
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"hang down your head Tom Dooley..hang down your head and cry" (who sang that by the way the Kingston Trio)

wow !! The Ames Brothers...I saw old movie clips of them performing, they were like the "Boys 2 Men" of their time 8)

My parents played alot of Nat King Cole (when he was a jazz piano player more then a singer) and alot of Duke Ellington and Dinah Washington around our house

My favorite was Cab Calloway, whom my mother saw on the Norway's Jazz Cruises in the early 90's...what a performer and was ahead of his time in terms of "rap music" (hidi-hidi-hi) and Minnie the Moucher 8)
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I remember Tom Dooley, but my biggest memory of a favourite old song was "Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds. I couldn't have been more than 4 or 5, but I remember loving that song.. I also remember Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini", and singing along with the raido in my father's car....

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Creosote takes me back to Chicago. All of the train platforms etc are treated with it. I love that smell !!

I, too, like Cab Calloway. Wish I had been able to see him live.

I just watched an infomercial for Time Warner Music where they are selling a collection of 175 songs from the 60's called "Flower Power" . $150.oo A really nice collection but I just can't see blowing 150 on it.

I have the 8 disc set of The Midnite Special concerts.

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Oh, yeah . . . music memories! I didn't grow up in a musical house, but I remember a crank-up phonograph.

My introduction to music was Bing Crosby singing "Blue Hawaii." But it was enough to whet my interest in music, enough to sing in the church choir, high school chorus, and later, to collect my own record collection. My friend, Darlene, and I went to all the MGM musicals on Saturdays. Doris Day was a biggie, so was Betty Hutton as Annie Oakley, and oh my, did we ever like Ether Williams! BTW, I still have a few hundred LP's, many more than my CD collection.

Music became the most important to me when my husband was so terribly ill. By that time I had a "new" car, and it has a wonderful sound system. That music "soothes the savage soul" became my mantra.

Michael, please tell me about XM. I'd probably like it. Can you have it in your car?

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Judy, most GM brand cars and trucks have it already. You can go to their website (XM) and look at it. I think they offer it for others who don't have newer GM brand vehicles. It is satellite radio.
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I remember Kate Smith singing "When the moon comes over the mountain" Jimmy Durante and "Inka Dinka Doo"
I smell home made wool mittens drying on the steam radiator in the kitchen. I also smell my Mothers home m ade baked beans cooking on Saturday and the smell of her home made steamed brown bread. That brings me to Melrose, and my childhood.

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Darlene, do you remember the Ames Brothers? They sang the Naughty Lady. Are you sure you grew up in Houston??
Yep, I grew up in Houston! We always had the radio on, and all the songs that have been listed, I remember so well. I remember people calling in to make dedications. Michael, do you remember Arch Yancey and Paul Berlin and KNUZ? And yes, I remember the Ames Brothers, but I just can't place that song.
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Yes Darlene, I remember KNUZ being a rocker... do you remember KILT-AM being one also? I have three triple albums and covers of the top music of those years with pictures of the DJ's on them. Hudson & Harrigan, Ron Foster, Bill Young, Michael, Rick Shaw. Do you remember Wolfman Jack getting his start here? Google "Naughty Lady of Shady Lane" and you can get a free sample of the song.
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When I hear anything by Glen Miller I think of my Mother. Moonlight Serenade was her favorite. I can see her toe tapping to the music.

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so does this mean when our kids are posting on CM 20 years from now they will talk about us by saying they remember us (their parents) listening to The Bee Gees on those ancient audio device called an MP3 player and watching a small screen (60 inch) tv show call Dancing With The Stars?

and the good old days about cruising on those old ships..when now everyone goes "virtual cruising" but still debate about traditional or freestyle virtual cruising ?
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I am sure you are right about 20 years from now.
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