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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Mr Perch, Jul 20, 2021.
This 8 - track was in the family car when I was a teen...
Dad was a drummer, worked his way through dental school playing weekend dance jobs. He preferred jazz, from dixieland to big band and especially like Dave Brubeck and other small combos. Mom was a drama queen, liked her show tunes and opera. All the while I was growing up in the '60s and '70s listening to Clapton, ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Dylan, Eagles, Jethro Tull ... anything but what my parents liked. I still can't listen to jazz without throwing up in my mouth a little, although I appreciate that it helped foster the improvisation I dig about lead guitar in rock and blues.
I was lucky- my father was a musician, I learned early to appreciate all types of music.
My all-time favorite Christmas album is Joe Pass "Six String Santa." Get a copy - if you can.
Me born on early '50's
It was all great!
My mother and her sister could have been professional musicians - really should have been, both had crappy husband's.
That's the one thing I wish had been different in my life, as well as focusing on my art talents. Kinda late now, but I spend my time wisely for the most part.
All that music was freaking AWESOME.
I think that, with this, you win the coolness sweepstakes.
Both of my parents loved Johnny Mathis.
My father also Ray Charles, Jackie Wilson who was "out of print" for decades, so I more or less heard about him instead of hearing him.
My mum liked The Rolling Stones, Hendrix and The Who. My dad liked Davis, Coltrane and Nat King Cole. I like a lot of that stuff still, but hated most of it when I was a kid. I liked punk bands, not sad old farts who could play well. Boy did I wake up later.
Oh wow. Please tell us you still have it!
I grew up in the Marshall islands, so we listened to a lot of Hawaiian music. My parents had a few records, Smothers Bros, "easy listening" stuff, some classical, Bill Cosby (yikes), and Herb Albert. Of course, this album cover drove me crazy; I'm still in love with her:
One evening when I was in high school in the mid-'80s my dad was flipping channels and came across a Dylan interview on 60 Minutes or 20/20 or one of those news magazine shows. Dad stopped flipping and told me "You need to watch this. Bob Dylan's somebody you need to know about." So we watched the segment together, and a few days later I borrowed my friend Bill's LP of "The Times They Are A-Changin." I've been a fan ever since.
Now my dad was a "straight" in college in the '60s and ended up in top-level management in the construction industry, so this endorsement kinda came out of nowhere. He ws right, though.
50's rock and roll, as well as country music Been rockin' to all this music since I could crawl, and still rockin' it today! Used to blast Buddy Holly, Lil Richard, Dion, etc. out of the windows of my 57 Olds when I was a kid, and the chicks digged it! I wish I had my car back, though.... dang it.
Hank Williams, Sr.
Hank Williams, Jr.
Jerry Lee Lewis
Booker T & the MGs
The Four Seasons
Nat “King” Cole
Sly and the Family Stone
^^These are the artists whose records I stole from my parents.
Did you parents take a lot of PCP?
The other 8 - track in the car was Foghat "Fool for the City". The tapes, car, parents, are all long gone. I do have a copy on vinyl
Both parents were profession Jazz musicians in their younger days and held degrees in music. Oddly, most of the records in the house were Mitch Miller, Boston Pops, and classical war horses. My dad had a large collection of Jazz, but kept it at the school where he taught. Not sure about my mom - I don't remember her listening to music.
My father didn't listen. When my mother did, she listened to 'Beautiful Music' (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beautiful_music).
One she liked that was good was Rafael Mendez.
The Second Viennese School is an easy target.
Well I can't say my parents actively exposed me to their music, but my dad was a big band fan and saw many of the greats when he was young; so mixed in with my older brother's and sister's early 60's records e.g. Elvis were my dad's Glenn Miller, Dorsey brothers, Benny Goodman etc. albums and I just started playing and liking those on my own; this was before becoming aware of the Ventures and before the Beatles hit here. My mom was a big Sinatra fan when she was young, but was sorta neither here nor there about music in general as I grew up. Anyway the jazz thing stuck with me and has to this day, thanks Dad! Also he sang sometimes in our church choir but that was never my thing.
This is hilarious.
Do you know if this was ever released on vinyl? I looked but only see (used) CDs and cassettes. It looks like it was rereleased with another name, as well but neither are available on LP that I can find.
I usually make the fam listen to the Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown Christmas album all through the holidays and thought that this might be a nice break for them I also want to hear this of course. I just like vinyl if it is available.