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Speaking of music I loved when I was little I'll kill two birds with one stone, my first music crush with Suzi Quatro
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and a great song:
Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro - Stumblin In
 

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Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro, "Stumblin' In" - Quatro was cute. That's all I'm going to say about this one. OK... I could never take her seriously after Happy Days and had to look her up to see if she had any hits. Apparently so, but nothing I've ever heard before (and I sampled a dozen or so tracks from a GH album). I've never heard of Chris Norman.
 

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I'm not a huge fan of the song in general but I don't mind either version of "Knock on Wood". But always felt the tempo was a touch too fast on the Stewart cover version. But it's an enduring disco classic that still gets airplay, so what do I know. ;)
 
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Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro - Stumblin In
I like the overall song but the musical track seems to be competing with the vocals for front stage. I'm used to this for studio tracks where the vocalists aren't necessarily that strong but it seems out of place here.
 

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I'm going to continue with 70's songs I loved when I was very young. I think I might have had bad taste in music then ;)
Barry Manilow - Copacabana
 

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I'm going to continue with 70's songs I loved when I was very young. I think I might have had bad taste in music then ;)

No such thing. You like what you like. Music, movies, fashion, cars, spouses. :D There's no accounting for what triggers that feeling in our brain.
 

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Cypress Hill, "Insane In The Brain" - Nope. Not for me.

Barry Manilow, "Copacabana" - Same here. I've never cared for his material.
 

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Linda Scott - I've Told Every Little Star


I really love that early 60's sound. Wasn't this in a movie?
Surprisingly, I've never heard this before. Nice little 60s ditty - but then again not...

Yes, it was in a movie. From Wikipedia:
"I've Told Ev'ry Little Star" is a popular song with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, published in 1932. The song was introduced in the musical Music in the Air. The first hit recording of the song was released in 1932 by Jack Denny and His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra, featuring the vocals of Paul Small. It has since been recorded by many artists.
 

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I'd absolutely say there's no accounting for taste - especially in your formative years when you're trying to figure out what you really like. For example, here are some I absolutely loved as a tyke. OK... I still like them...

Sheb Wooley - "Purple People Eater":


Tennessee Ernie Ford - "Sixteen Tons":


Johnny Horton, "The Battle of New Orleans" (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band version is my favorite recording of this one but this is the one I grew up with):


Bobby Darin - "Mack the Knife"


Hank Williams - "Hey, Good Lookin'" (still like Hank's original but prefer the Linda Rondstadt/Nitty Gritty Dirt Band cover):
 

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And for comparison...

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "The Battle of New Orleans":


The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band w/Linda Ronstadt - "Hey Good Lookin'":


Heck - that whole album is a favorite of mine. Here's another cover from it...

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "(All I Have To Do Is) Dream":
 

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Linda Scott - I've Told Every Little Star


I really love that early 60's sound. Wasn't this in a movie?
This one is pretty formulaic for the period but the beautiful voice makes it a joy to hear nonetheless.

There's not much from this era I can't enjoy. Added!
 

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And for comparison...

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "The Battle of New Orleans":


The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band w/Linda Ronstadt - "Hey Good Lookin'":


Heck - that whole album is a favorite of mine. Here's another cover from it...

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "(All I Have To Do Is) Dream":
These are worthy covers. I enjoyed them all.
 

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Sheb Wooley - "Purple People Eater":
Can't say I loved this one but I certainly remember it.

Tennessee Ernie Ford - "Sixteen Tons":
Cool little tune. I can see why you like this it.

Johnny Horton, "The Battle of New Orleans
I remember this one too although I have no idea where I might have originally heard it. You're going waaay back!

Bobby Darin - "Mack the Knife"
Kind of dull for my taste but I love the accompaniment.

Hank Williams - "Hey, Good Lookin'
Classic! Nuf said.
 

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As for music I loved as a kid, my older sister always watched Sonny and Cher and when I saw this I thought it was the coolest song ever...


My mom knew how much I liked the song and bought Jim Croce's Photographs & Memories album. I didnt like the slower songs, but as I got older my mindset flipped. Now I think Leroy Brown is kind of a hokey little song but I love most of his other music.


 

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