Songs of Nostalgia

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Nothing like music to remind us of the past. To spur recollections of
    happier, healthier times: home, school, old friends. What songs
    make you nostalgic? I have lots of 'em.

    Ashoken Farewell from the Ken Burn Civil War documentary.
    Halls of Ivy
    The Cornell school song: Far above Cayuga's Waters.
    Home Sweet Home.
    America the Beautiful.

    Teenage Queen
    Unchained Melody
    Find a Wheel, Perry Como
    You Belong to Me: See the pyramids along the Nile.
    El Paso, Marty Robbins.


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  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, that's one good thing about square dancing. If you're wearing
    cowboy boots you've got some toe protection. I take it the music for
    the square dancing did not include Unchained Melody though.

    Think it's time for me to go back to bed.

    Adios, Pards
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  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Great thread Rock.....

    I love slow-paced love songs. Like MOON RIVER (Breakfast at Tiffany's).

    But I also love show songs, like SHALL WE DANCE (The King and I).

    And movie tunes ... Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz).

    They all have different, special, nostalgic memories for me.

    My most favorite song of all time is:

    You're The First, The Last, My Everything, BARRY WHITE

    I JUST LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  4. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Ah, GB, more memories.......

    I can relate to these:





    Karen Carpenter had a beautiful voice!

    Great choices.


  5. bct

    bct Well-Known Member

    I'll go for "Crazy" by Patsy Cline. I'll try to think of some more.....
    "Carrickfergus", an old Irish folk song (English lyrics nostalgic) sung by Joan Baez, Van Morrison and the Chieftains, and many others.

    Bob Dylan's earlier works; ditto Joan Baez. Too many to remember.

    Good Memories to All,
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  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I remember Joan Baez, Barry. We are the same age. I started college
    the year she gave her first concert. When I first heard of her I didn't
    know Baez was a Spanish name. But I knew I liked her. Hers was the
    first stereo record I ever bought. It was, kawinkadentally the same
    year I had pizza with Bob Zimmerman from Hibbing.

    Used to have hundreds of records of music from the British Isles: The
    Chieftains, the Dubliners, The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem. Saw
    the last at the Irish Festival in Los Angeles. And Brendan O'Dowda, and
    Andy Stewart and Ruby Murray. Mary O'Hara and Kenneth McKellar.
    Vera Lynn and Anne Shelton. Mary Ellis; Vanessa Lee. John McDermott.

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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Here's an old favorite from an album I used to have. In fact, I
    had all the Limeliters records. And lots more by the Weavers, the
    Chad Mitchell Trio, The Kingston Trio, the New Christy Minstrels,
    and many more.

    Anyhoo I tried to post the version by the Limeliters, but a notice
    popped up and said it could not be copied. Lots of versions on Youtube
    including the Mary Hopkin's hit of 1968 and versions by Bing Crosby,
    the Three Tenors, Dolly Parton and the Red Army Choir. The song
    originally came from Russia. The American version has new lyrics.

    Dame Vera Lynn, as you probably know, was England's sweetheart
    during WWII. She remained a popular singer after WWII. A few
    years ago she replaced the Beatles at the top of the hits chart in England.
    She is now 98 and still with us.


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  8. bct

    bct Well-Known Member

    Love the great Vera Lynn. Heard a lot of her during my youth. My mom played Vera Lynn, and my dad played Hank Williams , Ernest Tubb, etc. A blend of England and Texas, like me! I especially like Vera's "There'll be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs of Dover". 1942.

    I must say that I like most Irish music too. Especially if it is melancholic....o_O.

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  9. Santhosh

    Santhosh Member

    Nothing like music to remind us of the past. To spur recollections of
    happier, healthier times: home, school, old friends. What songs
    make you nostalgic? I have lots of 'em.
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Here's an old song written by a Canadian schoolteacher and sung
    by a Canadian tenor. Although the song was written during our
    Civil War, Wikipedia says the old schoolhouse is still standing.