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Really nice tune with good arrangement and vocal.
I missed some good music when I was growing up and during my business years. The radio was on but I wasn't listening.
 

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Really nice tune with good arrangement and vocal.
I missed some good music when I was growing up and during my business years. The radio was on but I wasn't listening.
Hey Whizzer, glad you like some of this lol. Most of the stuff I post isn't/wasn't on the mainstream stations. I figure most people have already heard those mainstream songs hundreds of times so why not something different. Variety is the spice of life lol.
 

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Love that song, Harvest Moon, by Neil Young but a cover by Foxes and Fossils is really good. This group does all cover songs and they are good. They have a nice selection on youtube.com
 

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The roaring twenties had some great, happy sounding music. This came from a generation prior to that time and while it might not be to everyone's taste, or appreciation, it will make you feel good if you listen to the entire piece. It is bouncy, happy, and full of excitement. This was written by Scott Joplin, the same chap who wrote, The Entertainer, the music played as background in the movie starring Jackie Gleason and Paul Newman titled, The Sting.

One thing about this musical piece is the enthusiasm shown by the flutist (partially obscured by conductor) and clarinet musicians.
As one more aside, the director, Rick Benjamin, was a student at Juliard in NYC and he dropped out of the institution when they objected to his playing and arranging this type of music. To continue with his talents, he formed the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra and travels all over North America performing.

If you took the time to read through all this, and are willing to listen to the complete score, you can't help but smile and feel good when it is finished. It is not quite two minutes in length. (Interested in comments, pro and con.)

 

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More, John Fogerty!! Must be at least forty years ago when my Bride and I went to a small tavern, a wide spot in the road, in northwest New Jersey for steamed clams and played this on the jukebox and danced. Brings back some great memories. Thanks for reminding me of John Fogerty fogerty.

 
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