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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by ASATKat, Sep 12, 2019.
It's the version by Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen that I remember. A jolly little tune.
Thanks for sharing.
Yes, also The Ventures did a cool version of it.
Summer of ‘63 it was my favorite song. No. 1 on the radio where I lived, until Surf City replaced it. I was 7. Lately I fingerpick it on uke.
The song Sukiyaki is a recurring theme in the 2011 Studio Ghibli animated movie "Up On Poppy Hill." It's a beautiful song, and yes, I remember hearing it all the time on the radio as a kid. I always wanted to sing along but couldn't make any sense of the words.
In the early to mid '60s AM pop/rock radio played a wide variety of genres. It was not unusual to hear Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Elvis, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, Neil Sedaka, country artists like Marty Robbins and Johnny Cash, novelty/comedy songs, Johnny Horton, Ray Stevens, Roger Miller, as well as the Beach Boys, Dick Dale, The Ventures, and Motown. It was a strange mix.
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He was out on the road traveling with his family around regional Australia and playing gigs from about 6 years old. He was probably exposed to whatever his dad played on the car radio, which would have likely been country music.
It was #1 the day I was born. Never heard it.
Hmm, if you ask me, too much dad here.
Plenty of talented kids whose parents insist on them being kids every bit as much as possible without closing the career door.
Tommy is truly gifted, but at 6 who collects the money. Was dad feeding off his kid like a freak show?
Let's hope the road gigs were local mostly and he did other things during summer break. But school first. For that I cheer the parents.
my uncle a viet nam vet loved that song. Played it all the time. I learned to not like it from saturation listening.
Think the Dad couldn't work due to injury so they formed a family band, all the kids and they hit the road. Don't think there was much other option to feed the family for them
I hear you,
I remember it. One of the first Japanese things accepted here as most WW 11 soldiers were still alive after our recent conflict with Japan, then came Toyota cars, which are great and sell well worldwide now.
I've only ever seen Tommy live once and that was playing drums in Phil's band Gold rush and yeah he was a little bit OK
I would love to see Tommy and Julian Lage play together, they have similar technical abilities but Julian has a far superior ability with modern harmony.
BUT, Martin Taylor also has superior harmony and he played with Tommy in wonderful colaberation.
Back to Julian, what if Julian and Tommy had a smiling contest? I don't know but it would be hard to beat Tommy, Tommy has to be one of the most enthusiastic players on the planet lol.
Last time I say Tommy, he had the whole audience smiling like him!