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PostPosted: 02/02/13 2:36 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

When it comes 70's cheesy tunes, Barry Manilow wrote the book on it!

And here's one of his cheesiest...and most popular!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8955_YASoQ


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PostPosted: 02/09/13 2:04 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

While attending George Washington High School (in San Francisco) during the 1973-74 academic year, the entire student body was invited to a presentation by a group I had never heard of before. But the song stuck out with me, mainly because of the reactions of the other students, when the singer sang out the tune's title phrase. The students yelled out, "Black!", or "Yellow!", or "Brown!", or "White!".

And since I had to suffer through this song, you will have to do likewise! But I suspect Pilight might actually enjoy this! Wink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARykEwdBMkc


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PostPosted: 02/15/13 12:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This week's featured song: "Undercover Angel" by Alan O'Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5iktsjcMCA

He also wrote hit songs for Helen Reddy and The Righteous Brothers, and for Jim Henson's "Muppet Babies" series.

O'Day is still in the music business...
http://www.alanoday.com/


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PostPosted: 03/01/13 10:22 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lawrence Welk, clueless or slyly subversive? You make the call...

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/t8tdmaEhMHE?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>



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PostPosted: 03/09/13 5:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
Lawrence Welk, clueless or slyly subversive? You make the call...

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/t8tdmaEhMHE?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8tdmaEhMHE

As Lawrence Welk would say...."Wunnerful, wunnerful!" Razz

You'll note that Welk refers the song as a "modern spiritual" afterwards! I guess he had no idea what "toke" actually meant in the context of the song! Very Happy


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PostPosted: 03/30/13 11:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Sorry that I'm day late, but here's another cheesy disco song from that time period.

But there's real talent behind this song. It's "Instant Replay", by Dan Hartman. The bass player is G.E. Smith, who was then an in-demand session musician and later played for Hall & Oates in the early-1980's and went on to become the bandleader for "Saturday Night Live" in the latter half of the 80's, and into the early-1990's. (He was also Gilda Radner's first husband)

The guitarist in the green shirt is Vincent Cusano, who was also another studio session guitarist, but later became better known as hard-rock guitarist Vinnie Vincent, and joined KISS for a time in the 1980's and with his own band, The Vinnie Vincent Invasion. But it's hard to picture him playing disco! Shocked

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB7-Bks927w


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PostPosted: 03/31/13 9:05 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

al stewart... so many story songs in the 70s....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqmdG2iNaxE



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PostPosted: 04/19/13 8:58 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8QN6p66AtDc?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QN6p66AtDc



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PostPosted: 04/19/13 10:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

StevenHW wrote:
Sorry that I'm day late, but here's another cheesy disco song from that time period.

But there's real talent behind this song. It's "Instant Replay", by Dan Hartman. The bass player is G.E. Smith, who was then an in-demand session musician and later played for Hall & Oates in the early-1980's and went on to become the bandleader for "Saturday Night Live" in the latter half of the 80's, and into the early-1990's. (He was also Gilda Radner's first husband)

The guitarist in the green shirt is Vincent Cusano, who was also another studio session guitarist, but later became better known as hard-rock guitarist Vinnie Vincent, and joined KISS for a time in the 1980's and with his own band, The Vinnie Vincent Invasion. But it's hard to picture him playing disco! Shocked

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB7-Bks927w


Don't forget Dan Hartman played with the Edgar Winter Group.


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PostPosted: 04/19/13 10:33 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

pilight wrote:
<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8QN6p66AtDc?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QN6p66AtDc



Ah pilight....this is Number one or two, right there with Feelings.


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PostPosted: 04/19/13 4:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

dtsnms wrote:
right there with Feelings.


<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/rRaI7ZOmTr4?hl=en_US&version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRaI7ZOmTr4



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PostPosted: 04/21/13 7:12 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

can we move to the 80s ? im tired of the 70's ..... Smile


ok one more:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP0iAlSsQBA



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PostPosted: 04/26/13 12:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/2kNJBnhJPO8?hl=en_US&version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kNJBnhJPO8



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PostPosted: 04/27/13 6:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

shrrew wrote:
can we move to the 80s? im tired of the 70's ..... Smile

[snip]...


OK. Good idea, and I'll create another thread for Cheesy 80's Songs later.

But not before I give you this...

I don't even know who sings this, and I never heard of this one before. But this has to be seen to be believed! Surprised

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPnGPIMUnus


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PostPosted: 04/28/13 11:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shocked dang that IS like grease in an alternate universe!



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PostPosted: 05/16/13 10:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Embarassed I accidentally find another cheesy 70's song.... Embarassed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCrJ9Gs2JTo



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PostPosted: 05/18/13 6:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

shrrew wrote:
Embarassed I accidentally find another cheesy 70's song.... Embarassed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCrJ9Gs2JTo



Somewhere, Bobby Riggs is spinning in his grave. Very Happy


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PostPosted: 05/20/13 3:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

StevenHW wrote:
shrrew wrote:
Embarassed I accidentally find another cheesy 70's song.... Embarassed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCrJ9Gs2JTo



Somewhere, Bobby Riggs is spinning in his grave. Very Happy



http://video.pbs.org/video/2331379880/


not a song but worth watching..... related to this



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PostPosted: 05/31/13 7:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/E-P2qL3qkzk?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-P2qL3qkzk



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PostPosted: 06/02/13 12:48 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcIXBJJeozM


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PostPosted: 06/03/13 11:38 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The Flying Lizards not the 80's ? hrmmmm..... still like the bad attitude tho Smile



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PostPosted: 06/03/13 11:43 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

shrrew wrote:
The Flying Lizards not the 80's ? hrmmmm..... still like the bad attitude tho Smile


1979 it was



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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjfT1D1lg-E



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pilight wrote:
<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/KjfT1D1lg-E?version=3&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjfT1D1lg-E


The best song The Jackson Five never sang. Cool


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PostPosted: 06/21/13 8:34 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/gSF9QT4jmsQ?hl=en_US&version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

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