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What is this instrumental song from my childhood?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by edvard, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. edvard

    edvard Tele-Afflicted

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    OK, I have an indelible memory of a song from my youth that I cannot find for the life of me. I was a young'un in the mid-'70s (born in 1970) and I remember really liking at the time this instrumental song that the local radio station played quite often, so I don't think it's of an earlier vintage (but I could be wrong).

    The original is composed of mostly piano and drums, very upbeat and almost-but-not-quite ragtime... All I can remember is the intro (that I wasn't able to remember clear enough to try and translate), the main riff (of which this is a piece), and the outro that is more complex than I want to attempt at 1AM. This is just a small piece of the main riff that I was able to suss out on my geetar until it sounded right:



    Like I said, it's 1 AM here, so please forgive the brevity and sloppiness.

    Any ideas?
     
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  2. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice playing !!!

    I'm stumped ...
     
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    Born in 72 and drawing a blank. If no one else gets it, it will be one of those things where you’ll wake up from a dead sleep at about 2 am going “Oh yeah! I remember now!”
     
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  4. edvard

    edvard Tele-Afflicted

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    Ha! If only... I say that because I've never known the title of the song, only the snippets of memory that run through my head every now and then.
     
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    Califiddler Friend of Leo's

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    Doesn’t ring a bell. My guess is that after 45 years you’re not remembering it quite right?
     
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    Possibly something from Floyd Cramer? He had a string of happy-sounding tunes that got quite a bit of radio play in the 60s and 70s.



     
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    alley cat? maybe not
     
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    Reminds me a "little" of a song from the thirties or forties......something like "Sugar in the morning, sugar in the evening, sugar at suppertime......etc."
     
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    Too late to be the Ventures, or Les Paul, so......no idea.
     
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  10. edvard

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    You may be onto something there... :( :lol:
     
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  11. edvard

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    Hmmm... Not quite the piano tone I remember, but that's a breadcrumb trail I'll follow later tonight. The piano tone I remember was a brash, almost "honky-tonk" upright piano sort of sound. I'll keep digging.
     
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    Took me forever and a day to finally find this song from my childhood... so... good luck!

    Carson Robison - I'm Going Back To Whur I Come From (1942)

     
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  13. edvard

    edvard Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice, but nope, that's not the one.
     
  14. edvard

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    Ya know, it may be in a similar key, and the melody is similar, but the timing is all wrong. I dig me some war-era "sister" groups when I'm in the mood... Thanks!
     
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    Thanks! I'm a Metalhead from way back, but my parents raised me on classic country. I enjoyed that tune very much.
     
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    I actually met the Andrew Sisters when I was a lil kid, after a performance they gave, and not only did they sound GREAT (30 years after the war) but their personalities matched their talent 100%. They were a real class act! Beautiful women inside and out.
     
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    Yep, and it's a piano tune, not guitar. I hope I didn't throw anyone off the scent by my lame attempt at translating...
     
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    here's a few more suggestions; not much to go on...






    ok, I give up.
     
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    "Java" was also a very big hit for Al Hirt, on trumpet. But the original version by Allen Toussaint (as "Tousan") is one of the all-time scorcher instrumental singles.

     
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  20. edvard

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    Aw, thanks for trying. You nailed the era though, I remember those songs being played on the radio quite often around the same time. Popcorn was another favorite of my 5-year-old self.
     
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