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Lost in the 1950s- The Cherry Bowl Drive In [And record covers from my childhood]
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Posted on 09/22/2013 10:08:53 AM PDT by Bender2

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To: Nita Nupress
You are correct. Back then, the word "gay" meant "happy."

"Queer" meant what "gay" means today. Language is living, alive, and dynamic. I don't like that language is that way, but it doesn't care what I like or hate. Language is dynamic.

61 posted on 09/22/2013 1:14:06 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Nita Nupress
When... was released in 1959, 'gay' was defined... as A: carefree and merry - B: brightly colored; brilliant - C: given to pleasure, esp in social entertainment
62 posted on 09/22/2013 1:21:51 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2; Revolting cat!
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Never can have too many Rod McKuen records, I always say. Well 3. 3 of them are probably enought (Beatsville, Time of Desire (I think this one is like Beatsville but haven't heard it), and the Beat Generation single).


63 posted on 09/22/2013 1:37:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Bender2; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; JoeProBono; GeronL

I own 11 of those records. Props (and worries about NSA cameras) if you can identify which they are.


64 posted on 09/22/2013 1:42:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Those are prety risque album covers! Who approved that one with the naked lady wrapped in celophane and featuring Pat Boone, the Lennon Sisters, and Lawrence Welk? That does not look like something any of those artists would approve.

Pat Boone probably...


65 posted on 09/22/2013 1:46:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
And the gayest album cover goes to...


66 posted on 09/22/2013 1:49:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Well, not in 1957...


67 posted on 09/22/2013 1:50:57 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin; Revolting cat!
“or even knew that Robert Conrad sang!!!”

>>Festus is the one that surprised me.


68 posted on 09/22/2013 1:51:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ransomnote

I’ve got the single of Jack Webb singing Try A Little Tenderness but not the album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sixNZWWh7aM

A little lower energy in the delivery than Otis Redding gave it.


69 posted on 09/22/2013 1:56:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Bender2; Finny

Thanks!


70 posted on 09/22/2013 1:57:29 PM PDT by Nita Nupress ( Use your mind, not your emotions. Refuse to be manipulated by Marxists!)
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To: LooneyTick

Film is not obsolete. The corporations are pulling the plug on it. REELS of film are becoming obsolete because even “revival house” theaters are scrap piling their film projectors and going “digital projection only”.

Projected film puts your brain into a different psychotropic state than projected video does (one is strobed still images seen in rapid succession, the other is alternating scan lines beamed at you).

Just as fluorescent lighting is not making filament light bulbs obsolete (corporate legislation is prohibiting their continued production).

Vinyl was declared “obsolete” by a music industry (that happened to also be conglomerate owned by electronics firms hellbent on selling new technology). They got about 10-15 years of inflated profits reselling the public albums they already owned at market colluding higher pricing (it cost more to make a cassette tape than a CD but CDs were price fixed to almost double the street price of a cassette release).

CDs are now going away but vinyl is still in demand (new and used).

I’m tired of the “better mouse traps” that are not better and have not replaced the previous technologies by consumer demand for the change.


71 posted on 09/22/2013 2:04:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Bender2
All those nearly-naked women covers surprise me, since everything was supposed to be so much more wholesame "back then." I was born in 1967 (youngest of 5) -- but when I saw this one

it made me stop because I KNOW I've seen it before. Funny thing, and I never thought about it until reading this thread, but I don't remember my parents playing records, ever. That was something my siblings and I did. I remember my grandmother had a huge console-type record player but again, I don't ever recall listening to, or seeing, records that she owned.

72 posted on 09/22/2013 2:08:53 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: a fool in paradise; Lurkina.n.Learnin; Revolting cat!; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; ...
Re: Festus is the one that surprised me

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Curtis: "Curtis was a singer before moving into acting and combined both careers once he entered films, performing with the popular Sons of the Pioneers from 1949 to 1953 as well as singing with the Tommy Dorsey band. Curtis replaced Frank Sinatra as vocalist for the Dorsey band. He was with the Dorsey band in 1941, prior to Sinatra's departure, and may have served simply as insurance against Sinatra's likely defection. Dick Haymes contractually replaced Sinatra, in 1942. Curtis then joined Shep Fields and His New Music, an all-reeds band that dispensed with a brass section.

"Columbia Pictures signed Curtis to a contract in 1945. He starred in a series of musical westerns[4] with The Hoosier Hot Shots, playing singing-cowboy romantic leads. For much of 1948, Curtis was a featured singer and host of the long-running country music radio program WWVA Jamboree."

Curtis also sang in many of the films he made with John Wayne such as Rio Grande, The Quiet Man and The Searchers.

And to hear Festus sing, click HERE!

Just goes to show you cannot judge a book by its cover... or a cowboy by his looks!

73 posted on 09/22/2013 2:09:23 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Finny

William Shatner appears on a new album of prog rock with Nik Turner coming out soon.

https://soundcloud.com/cleopatra-recs/the-prog-collective-in-our

His last album had guest musicians like Bootsy Collins, Dave Davies, and Peter Frampton

http://consequenceofsound.net/2011/04/william-shatner-details-guest-heavy-tracklist-for-searching-for-major-tom/

He just keeps trekking on.


74 posted on 09/22/2013 2:10:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Bender2
Cheers to you and your thread, Bender2.


75 posted on 09/22/2013 2:13:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise; Lurkina.n.Learnin; Revolting cat!
Re: Curtis also sang in many of the films he made with John Wayne such as Rio Grande, The Quiet Man and The Searchers.

From Rio Grande

76 posted on 09/22/2013 2:18:08 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

OMG, I used to have this record!

77 posted on 09/22/2013 2:23:39 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: a fool in paradise; Bender2

I wish I’d had the Roy Orbison EP(?) Who owned London Records then? (Allen Klein had it later.)


78 posted on 09/22/2013 2:26:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Finny

” or even knew that Robert Conrad sang “

I have the complete Hawaiian Eye Series on DVD and he did sing “ Pretty Baby “ in one episode . Not bad .


79 posted on 09/22/2013 2:36:11 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: a fool in paradise
Oh my gosh. If you are a Perry Mason buff, or even if you aren't, go out of your way to watch the Feb. 21 1959 (that was its airing on TV) "Case of the Jaded Joker."

It actually has Lt. Tragg reciting Beat! Among other greats, it starred Bobby Troup as "Buzzy," a stoner jazz pianist (absolutly hilarious) into the Beat scene. He'd say stuff like, "The squares, man. Too many squares." And be taken seriously!!! {^) It's a great episode. Ker-aaaaayzeeee.

80 posted on 09/22/2013 2:52:41 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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