Author Topic: HistBuff's Journey In Mid-20th century Music  (Read 789 times)

Sphinx7
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HistBuff's Journey In Mid-20th century Music
« on: September 10, 2022, 08:58:45 PM »
This is a lifelong journey that began during my teenage years, back when this past was still only three decades distant and the 20th century was still on.

As of late, I find much joy in discovering what the singers and musicians looked like. I'm very familiar with the songs, but I had no idea that some of the singers were this young!

This is Paul Anka at age 17, giving a live concert to teenagers...


In one of my 1960 Congo stories (Miles Of Bad Road To Léopoldville), there's a teen girl listening to that song along with her twin sister in the first chapter. Later on, they argue over him being Canadian or American. He's from Ottawa.
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Re: HistBuff's Journey In Mid-20th century Music
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2022, 09:09:57 PM »
Betty Clooney (1931-1976)

This is exactly what I wanted my future wife to be like when I was 15. Her voice was nothing short of amazing!


I casted her as "Betty" in "Monks In Heaven" --- a plane hijacking that occurs in a flight from San Francisco in 1957.
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Re: HistBuff's Journey In Mid-20th century Music
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2022, 03:15:10 AM »
Here are two versions of one of my all-time favorite songs--- Sentimental Journey, by the Ames Brothers, and by Ruth Brown. There's no doubt I'm going to feature this song in a future film-noir themed story! I love these vocal harmonies combined with such jazzy musical arrangements.


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Re: HistBuff's Journey In Mid-20th century Music
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2022, 11:51:21 PM »
Love your taste in the classics, HistBuff!
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Re: HistBuff's Journey In Mid-20th century Music
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2022, 03:15:56 AM »
Love your taste in the classics, HistBuff!

Thanks vile8r!

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Re: HistBuff's Journey In Mid-20th century Music
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2022, 03:20:20 AM »
This song takes me to a special place, somewhere deep under the bustling surface of car trafic, somewhere quiet where I'm listening to their voices in a cafe, located on a street where the buildings are made out of red bricks and a Studebaker is parked near a De Soto.