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Anthony Minsky

Old Music We Shouldn't All Forget

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Originally posted by lennonist:

since it's the end of the school year or graduation for some people, I imagine people are probably having a lot of mixed emotions, so I made up a playlist of a few 'goodbye' songs and then that few become a lot.

Feel free to join in by posting any song that is about leaving or saying goodbye or reminiscing.{quote}

For such a Beatle lover (as I am) I was surprised this song wasn't on your list:

So beautiful!

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Hmm, oh wow. Can't believe I missed that one.

It's not on here either:

"Goodbye" is a song written by Paul McCartney (but credited to Lennon-McCartney) and performed by Mary Hopkin. It was released on March 28, 1969 and it reached #2 in the UK singles chart, prevented from reaching the top position by the Beatles' single "Get Back". "Goodbye" has never been officially released by the Beatles, although a demo version of Paul McCartney singing the song can be found on some of the Beatles' bootlegs.


That explains why I would not know about it. Thanks. ;^)

edit: I also messed up the "na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye!" which is actually a totally different song.

This is probably their most genius song:

The Beatles - All Together Now

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Youtube keeps taking down the original Bob Dylan songs because of copyright, so use Grooveshark.

Bobby Dylan - almost entire discography:

Fairport Convention - Percy's Song (1969) - cover of a Bob Dylan song

Sandy Denny - Percy's Song "Heyday" BBC sessions 1968/1969

Joan Baez - Percy's Song

(b&w live)

Bob Dylan - Percy's Song

Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues

Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind (live)

(Joan Baez)

(Joan Baez - Forrest Gump soundtrack)

Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone

Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street (lyrics on screen)

Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'

(at the White House)


covers (Simon & Garfunkel) (Peter Paul & Mary)

(The Byrds) (Eddie Vedder) (Joan Baez)

Bob Dylan - Forever young

Joan Baez - Forever Young Dylan - Refresh Everything Pepsi comercial

The Byrds - You Ain't Going Nowhere (1968)


(9/28/68 better quality) (Earl Scruggs)

Bob Dylan - The Boxer (cover of Simon & Garfunkel)

Bob Dylan - Big Yellow Taxi (cover of Joni Mitchell)

Bob Dylan - Hallelujah (cover of Leonard Cohen) (bootleg)

Bob Dylan & The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man

The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man

(The Ed Sullivan Show, December 12, 1965) (remastered)

(lyrics on screen) (Frankie Avalon 5/11/65)

(5/8/65 debut)

(01/16/70 "Memphis Talent Party")

Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower (original video)

Bear McCreary - All Along The Watchtower

Joan Baez - With God on Our Side (Live 1966)

Bob Dylan - Masters of War

(lyrics on screen)

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gah, this became longer than the few I was going to focus on...

Buddy Holly - "Everyday" (1957)

Bob Dylan - Idiot Wind (Rolling Thunder Tour, subtitled lyrics)

Bob Dylan - One Too Many Mornings (Rolling Thunder Tour)

Bob Dylan - Simple Twist of Fate

(Live, 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue)

Bob Dylan - My Back Pages

The Byrds - My Back Pages (Bob Dylan cover)

Judy Collins - Like a Rolling Stone (1993 CD 'Judy Collins sings Dylan just like a woman')

Judy Collins - Mr. Tambourine Man

Judy Collins & Pete Seeger - 3 Bob Dylan Songs (1966)

Judy Collins & Pete Seeger - Turn Turn Turn (1966) --- isn't she so beautiful? (fuller version)

The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)

(studio) (1965, good recording)

(solo performance by Roger McGuinn)

(Roger McGuinn interview, Sound of Silence, Mr. Tambourine Man)

Judy Collins - Both Sides Now

Judy Collins - Russian Love Song (b&w, beautiful, Appearance on Pete Seeger TV Show 1960's)

Judy Collins - Bob Dylan's Dream (appearance on Pete Seeger TV Show 1960's)

Judy Collins - Daddy You've Been On My Mind (appearance on Pete Seeger TV Show 1960's)

Judy Collins - In My Life (1966) (Lennon-McCartney) (live, b&w, I think she's hot... so classy... if only I had a time machine.)

(audio only)

Judy Collins - With God on Our Side (Bob Dylan cover, a cappella)

Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love (1967) -- featured on "The Almost People" episode of Doctor Who

Rory: "My Mum's a huge fan of Dusty Springfield."

Doctor: "Who isn't?"

Dusty Springfield - The Windmills of Your Mind (1969, Dusty in Memphis album) - this would've been perfect for INCEPTION

Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World (live)

Judy Garland - Somewhere Over The Rainbow (The Wizard Of Oz, 1939) (starts at 0:38)

Connie Talbot - Imagine (contemporary,

Glee - Imagine - (this cover sucks... just terrible, don't even watch it. It's not worth your time.)

Glee - Somewhere Over the Rainbow (contemporary, not bad, but pc agenda at full blast)

Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World Cover

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole - "What A Wonderful World"

(official video)

Ten Years After - I'd Love to Change the World (1971)

(lyrics in description)

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The Strokes debut album, "Is This It", turns 10 years old today.

We should mark the anniversary by listening through the whole album. As soon as you finish listening, it's irresistible to not give it another listen right away.

Here's a nice and timely tribute album by contemporary artists:

STROKED: A tribute to 'Is This It'. 11 Strokes covers by indie bands.


"In a strange way, Is This It sounded like something entirely new and entirely familiar at the same time. That’s one secret to its appeal. That, and the simple head-nodding hooks on modern classics like “Last Nite,” “Someday,” and “Hard To Explain” are so immediate. It’s a clean, but scruffy collection. It’s honed and tight, but also just loose enough — loose mostly in the presentation. People watching MTV in ’01 won’t forget the first time they saw the way Julian Casablancas didn’t seem to give a shit in the “Last Nite” video. Or how the bands’ minds appeared elsewhere when they performed on Late Night Television. It’s a kind of charisma you can’t teach or practice, one that felt as natural as their messy hair.

The Strokes maybe never topped Is This It, but you can’t blame them for that. Part of the record’s appeal is also the youthfulness of it, something you can’t replicate even a year later. That said, they definitely found a way to bottle it on the album itself: If you listen to it now, 10 years later, it sounds as fresh (and vintage) as ever. Which is maybe why its sound continues to surface in 2011 among both shaggy rock groups, yeah, but also kids with keyboards in their bedrooms and folks wearing sunglasses behind their laptops."


Also, Davey MacManus's birthday was the other day.

From his wall on facebook:

"Via Davey Macmanus of The Crimea: I am volunteering for six weeks as a Nurse in an orphanage called NYumbani village.I'm bringing harmonicas for the 8,9,and 10 years olds.Playing a show for the charity which runs the village & the harmonicas.

Anyone wishing to donate to the cause can do so at

reference- daveynyumbani

account name- Davey Macmanus"

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