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Five love songs for February 16, 2014
2/16/2013 | Nikos1121

Posted on 02/16/2013 2:59:44 AM PST by nikos1121

On this 4th Day of Lent I give you 5 love songs, and ask you to give me yours in exchange.

1. I Miss You--Stevie Nicks 2. Since You've Asked--Dan Fogelberg (written by Judy Collins) 3. Night And Day--The Temptations (written by Cole Porter) 4. I'm Glad There is You--Nataie Cole (written by Paul Madeira) 5. Just You--Kathy Troccoli


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: love

1 posted on 02/16/2013 2:59:51 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

“Deep Purple”- Nino Tempo & April Stevens
“Dream”- Everly Brothers
“Only the Lonely”- Roy Orbison
“Oh, Baby Baby”- Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
“Come Softly to Me” - The Fleetwoods


2 posted on 02/16/2013 3:32:00 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: nikos1121

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


3 posted on 02/16/2013 3:36:35 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: nikos1121
"I Just Called to Say I Love You" - Stevie Wonder

You'll notice that when this song is played in a public place, people start singing along.

4 posted on 02/16/2013 4:09:06 AM PST by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: MestaMachine

All hall of famers. Only the Lonely is one of the greatest songs ever written. If you didn’t speak English and just listened purely, you’d love the song...like listening to a Verdi opera tune. Good choices.


5 posted on 02/16/2013 4:18:42 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: JoeProBono

Did the Monotones do any thing else?


6 posted on 02/16/2013 4:19:36 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: LoveUSA

Very true. Great song.


7 posted on 02/16/2013 4:20:48 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

Yes. Soft Shadows. Check it out on YouTube.


8 posted on 02/16/2013 4:40:13 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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From the Manger to the cross by. Slim Whitman.
The old rugged cross by. Earnest Ford.
The great speckled bird. by Roy Acuff.
I saw the light. by Hank Williams


9 posted on 02/16/2013 6:01:56 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: nikos1121

“Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.” by Rod Stewart.


10 posted on 02/16/2013 6:20:51 AM PST by Arlis (.)
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To: Arlis

“Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.” by Rod Stewart.


The original by Van Morrison is much better, imho...


11 posted on 02/16/2013 6:45:18 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: nikos1121

Songs from when I was young and love was new.

A Million to One by Jimmy Charles

Tears on My Pillow by Little Anthony

I Will Follow Him By Little Peggy March


12 posted on 02/16/2013 7:03:57 AM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: nikos1121

Wicked Game - Chris Isaak


13 posted on 02/16/2013 7:17:41 AM PST by Patriot365
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To: nikos1121

“Help Me” - Joni Mitchel
“Different Drum” - Linda Ronstadt
“Undertow” - Suzanne Vega
“Diamonds and Rust” - Joan Baez
“Over My Head” - Christine McVie


14 posted on 02/16/2013 7:31:10 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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'74-'75 - The Connells

Wonderin' - Neil Young

A Girl Like You - Smithereens

15 posted on 02/16/2013 8:34:23 AM PST by greedo
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To: nikos1121

the last 5 songs here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQBPahVvW38&list=UUWuDMKF4F5nuVEOvR7fNQWA&index=15


16 posted on 02/16/2013 8:36:16 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: nikos1121
An unlikely combination with an exceptionally pleasant outcome :-)

Luciano Pavarotti and Bryan Adams - All For Love.

17 posted on 02/16/2013 8:41:56 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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The Monotones

The Monotones were a six-member African American doo-wop vocal group in the 1950s. They are considered a one-hit wonder, as their only hit single was “The Book of Love”, which peaked at #5 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1958.

The Monotones formed in 1955 when the seven original singers — all residents of the Baxter Terrace housing project in Newark, New Jersey[1] — began performing covers of popular songs. The members of the Monotones were:

lead singer Charles Patrick (born September 11, 1938)[2]
first tenor Warren Davis (born March 1, 1939)
second tenor George Malone (January 5, 1940 – October 5, 2007)[3]
bass singer John Smith (May 13, 1938 - November 26, 2000)
second bass singer John Ryanes (November 16, 1940 – May 30, 1972)
his brother, baritone Warren Ryanes (December 14, 1937 – June 16, 1982)[4]

Charles Patrick’s brother James was originally a member, but he left soon after the group’s formation.

They all began singing with the New Hope Baptist Choir, directed by Cissy Houston, who was related to the Patrick brothers.[5] The group launched their career with a 1956 appearance on Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour television program, winning first prize for their rendition of The Cadillacs’ “Zoom”.[3] Soon afterwards, Charles Patrick was listening to the radio and heard a Pepsodent toothpaste commercial with the line “wonder where the yellow went.” From there he got the idea for the line, “I wonder, wonder, wonder who!, who wrote the book of love”, later working it up into a song with Davis and Malone.[6] In September 1957, they recorded “Book Of Love”, which was released on the Mascot label in December that year. The small record company could not cope with its popularity, and it was reissued on Chess Records’ subsidiary Argo label in February 1958. It became a hit, eventually reaching #3 on the Billboard R&B chart and #5 on the pop charts.[1] The record sold over one million copies.[7] It also reached #5 in Australia;[5] in the UK, the hit version was a cover version by The Mudlarks.

The Monotones recorded a series of novelty follow-ups including “Zombi”, and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, but they were not successful.

The Monotones disbanded in 1962. Surviving members met to revive “Book of Love” several times after the break-up. John Ryanes died in 1972, aged 31, and his brother Warren died in 1982. By 1994, the Monotones consisted of Frankie Smith, George Malone, Carl Foushee, Bernard Ransom, Bernard Brown, and Victor Hartsfield.[1] Frankie Smith died in 2000, and George Malone in 2007.[6]

Don McLean, in his 1971 song “American Pie”, made reference to “The Book of Love” as a symbol of the innocence of 1950s rock and roll culture.[citation needed]

In 1988, “Book Of Love” was used as the Theme Song for The Newlywed Game when Paul Rodriguez took Bob Eubanks’ place.

In 1990, Ben E. King and Bo Diddley featuring Doug Lazy recorded a revamped rap version of the song “Book of Love” for the soundtrack of the movie Book of Love.


18 posted on 02/16/2013 9:45:49 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
My favorite Monotones song:

Tom Foolery

"Now, who wants to waltz and minuet?
Two hundred years ago, you bet!
But I want to dance right up to date,
'Cause this is 1958."

19 posted on 02/27/2013 9:13:20 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: JoeProBono; nikos1121
Only eight months to Halloween.

Zombie--The Monotones

20 posted on 02/27/2013 9:17:56 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iToeC28nWvs


21 posted on 02/27/2013 9:32:52 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Cool and crazy!


22 posted on 02/27/2013 10:17:01 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: JoeProBono
Lucille--Clyde McPhatter & the Drifters (1954)
23 posted on 02/27/2013 10:19:54 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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