All Or Nothing At All: A Song Game

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Here's another game for all the melody lovers out there. Diane suggested a game with words like: All, Nothing, Anything, Everything, Some, None, Something, and I added : Empty, Full, More, Less, With, Without,
    Ever, Never. When, Whenever, What, Whatever.

    Maybe we can add some more.

    Any song with these words in the title/lyrics will do. Have fun. (More or Less) :)
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  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Here's some to start:

    "All or Nothing at All" Written in 1939 and recorded by Frank Sinatra.

    "You're My Everything" Recorded by the Temptations in 1967.

    "I've Got Plenty of Nothing" From the musical Porgy and Bess. Recorded by Frank Sinatra.
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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Good suggestion from Diane. Here's one of my favorites from "Oliver".
    I'd Do Anything.

    Nothing Could be Finer than to be in "Carolina in the Morning". I think
    Fred and Ethel sang it when they were doing a Gay 90s Revue.

    Full Moon and Empty Arms. Melody from a Rachmaninoff piano piece.

    More Than You Know.

    "More" than the greatest love the world has known. From the movie
    "Mondo Cane".

    Some of these Days. Sophie Tucker's theme song. We had a cocker spaniel
    named after her.

    Without a Song.

    None But the Lonely Heart by Tchaikovsky.

  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    That "Full Moon and Empty Arms" is from my all time favorite piano concerto, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2. I love it!

    Another pop song that was taken from #2 is "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen.

    It was also used for the background music in the movie "Seven Year Itch" for the hayride scene. GB
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  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi BG

    Gary Larson did a cartoon titled "Full Moon and Empty Head". I think the pic was
    a goofy guy looking out the window at the moon. Can't find the cartoon on the
    net. Gary and his publisher have notified the people who posted his cartoons (in
    other words, his fans) to cease and desist or face legal action. Guess they want folks
    to buy his books.

    I used to have all his books, but got rid of my books and records 3 moves ago. I
    had hundreds of books and thousands of LP records. Even for avid collectors
    a line must be drawn at some point.

    Here's a couple more tunes:

    If I could Be With You one hour tonight.

    With a Little Bit of Blooming Luck (My Fair Lady) First B'dway show I saw.
    But I saw it in St. Paul when it was on tour. Never actually been to NYC.
    And from the same show, "All I want is a room somewhere".

  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all,

    Rock, glad you like my suggestion. I have to share the appreciation with GB -- I sort of bounce ideas off her, until it becomes a successful thread that she posts! :)

    One of my all-time favorite songs:

    Barry White, "You're the First, the Last, My Everything," 1974

    I'll be back in a bit to post more songs. I enjoyed reading these posts!

    Diane :)
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  7. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Jackson Browne, "Running on Empty", 1978

    Boston, "More Than a Feeling", 1976

    U2, "With or Without You," 1987

    South Pacific, "Some Enchanted Evening," 1949

    Enjoy the videos! :)

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  8. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Everything I do.... I dooooo it for you.... that's all I remember and I don't remember from where or what :p
    Waves a brainfogged GOOD NIGHT ;)
  9. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    PART 1

    I can't post all the videos, in this one thread. So I split it.


    Hi everybody!

    Here are some songs I mentioned to GB, as a start to this thread. Maybe you'll recognize one or two? :)

    Ruth Etting, All of Me, 1931

    Also recorded by many artists, including Frank Sinatra:

    Cole Porter, Anything Goes, 1934

    Here's the 2011 Tony Awards Performance:


    Diane ... look for Vol 2! :)

  10. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    I'm back -- PART 2

    Adelaide Hall, I Can't Give You Anything But Love Baby, 1928

    Also recorded by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga!

    AND another of my all-time favorites:

    The Beatles, Something, 1969

    Hope y'all enjoy!

    Diane, just sitting here, humming along with the tunes! :)
  11. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Soul, you got me thinking --

    is it this Bryan Adams song you're thinking of:

    Bryan Adams, Everything I Do, 1991

    I enjoy Bryan Adams' songs.

    Diane :)
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  12. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Yep thats the one Diane, thanks!

    Played and sang along twice and gave myself a big hug for being there for me when needing it most :p
    Don't forget to hug yourself today y'all, you deserve it! :D
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  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey GB

    Got a library book today titled "Exiles in Hollywood" published 2006 by David
    Wallace. It is about European artists who fled Europe in the 30s and 40s and
    moved to Hollywood.

    One Chapter is devoted to two composers: Sergi Rachmaninoff and Erich
    Korngold. If you local library doesn't have the book, let me know. I'll
    give you a quick book report. (Well, at least with regard to Rachmaninoff.)

    With regard to "South Pacific", I saw the musical in St. Paul when it was
    touring. I used to usher. No pay, but got in free. Anyhoo, the musical
    came out in the 40s and the movie was made in the 50s, and I saw it
    in the 60s. Ergo, the show and the songs should have been reasonably
    well know to most theater goers.

    I was sitting behind a group of middle aged ladies. The men's chorus was
    belting out a rousing rendition of "There is Nothing Like a Dame". One
    gal leaned over and asked her friend, "Nothing like a what, Dear?"

    Two great versions of "Honey Bun" on Youtube. One by Mitzi Gaynor
    and one by Reba McEntire. The latter has Alec Baldwin in the most
    likable role of his career.

  14. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I looked for that Exiles in Hollywood book and it's not available for Kindle. I haven't been to a library in years, though. I don't really leave home anymore except for medical appointments.

    I do like Rachnaminoff. I'd like to hear more about his life. His piano concertos are so beautiful. I looked him up on Wiki and he had quite an interesting life. Some thought he may have had Marfans Syndrome.
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  15. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    You're My Everything, My One and Only You.

    Without a song the day would never end.

    From "My Fair Lady": Without you; sung by Eliza.
    "Without your pushing them, the clouds roll by
    If they can do without you, ducky so can I."

    The 12th of Never. A nice version on Youtube sung by Gisele MacKenzie.

    Everything's Up to Date in Kansas City. From Oklahoma. You can see the
    clip from the movie starring Gene Nelson on Youtube. Nelson was one
    of Hollywood's great dancers; more athletic than either Fred or Gene.
    In later years he took up directing.

    Wherever we go, whatever we do.
    We're gonna go through it together.
    From "Gypsy".


  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I've never heard that one by Eliza in My Fair Lady. That's funny.

    I remember Everything's Up To Date In Kansas City. Oklahoma and Carousel were my favorites years ago. I saw the movies with Shirley Jones and one Little Theater production of one of them, can't remember which.

    I always like Gene Nelson's stlyle of dance but never liked anything about Gene Kelly. Of course I loved Fred Astaire, everbody did. I remember an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show where Dick did an impersonation of Fred Astaire. He was so good. Later, GB
  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    All of Me
    All of me why not take all of me;
    Can't you see I'm no good without you?

    Something to Remember You By
    Oh, give me something to remember you by.
    When you are far away from me.

    I Whistle a Happy Tune
    Whenever I feel afraid, I hold my head erect,
    And whistle a happy tune, So no one will suspect
    I'm afraid.
    From The King and I by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

    GB, you ever see Ken Barry's impersonation of Fred Astaire? See Youtube for
    a skit from the Carol Burnett show. Look for The Carol Burnette Show with
    Ken Barry and Roddy McDowall. Ken was a sensational dancer. Would have
    been a great star of musicals if he had been born a decade or two earlier.

    Sorry to hear about your granddaughter. Hope she's doing OK now. I read
    that there was some possibility that Lincoln had Marfans.

    There's also a great clip of Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on Youtube.
    It has all the dance numbers they did on the their show.

    Diane, I love that dance number from Anything Goes. There are two other
    great versions. One with Patti Lupone and one with Elaine Paige.

  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I'll check out the Carol Burnett show episodes. Watched her every week, one talented lady.

    I remember Ken Berry from Andy Griffith show. Don't believe he ever danced on there though.

    My granddaughter is doing very well now. All her surgeries were sucessful. GB
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  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, glad to hear the good news about your granddaughter. I have been looking for
    a song, but can't find it. I can hear a bit of it in my head. "Ladies parade on the
    Champs-Elysees, and it's all for you, and by the way, Darling, I love you."

    But the closest thing the search engines can find is a song titled "All For You"
    performed by Sister Hazel. Sister Hazel turns out to be 5 guys in an alternative
    rock band. Do you know what "alternative" means in this context? I don't.

    I Love You More and More Everyday. I used to have a recording of this song
    by somebody with a great voice. Pat Boone or John Gary or somebody. Tried
    to search on Youtube, but the computer is acting up (again!).

    From the musical "Oliver" there's a song at the beginning in reaction to Oliver
    asking for more gruel. "Never before has a boy wanted more." I think the
    title of the song is "Oliver".

    Ah Got Plenty ah Nothing from Porgy and Bess. Did we have that one
    already? Between a computer that is ornery and a brain that no workee, I
    haven't got much to work with here. Better give it a rest for now.

  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, The only songs that are familiar to me are the ones from Oliver and Porgy and Bess.

    I haven't posted any songs lately. Just don't feel up to it. I'm taking the new abx that I was afraid I might be allergic to. I'm not having allergic reactions but it is making me sick.

    I have 2 more days to take it. I hope it does the trick on this infection, it's my third round of abx since Oct. My temp keeps jumping all over the place, from 97.2 to almost 101 then back down again. I think it's the abx causing this but not sure.

    Maybe when I feel better I'll be back to play song games.

    Saw a funny joke on FB today. A dog was texting his owner. Dog: Why don't you ever tell me jokes? Owner: Because you're a dog and dogs aren't smart enough to understand jokes. Dog: Well I'm smart enough, go ahead. Owner: ok. Knock Knock.... Dog: Oh, just a minute, someones at the door! :) GB
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