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  • OT: What would you put on a playlist for your parents?

    I know lots of you have probably already been through losing parents, so I hope this isn’t too sensitive/scary a topic.

    I’m making a playlist for a bbq we’re having tonight after a little ceremony to lay my father to rest. I’m putting together music he played often when I was little, and stuff he picked up through my life. What music did you hear from your folks’ record collections? What still lives with you?

    So far I’ve got selections from:

    -Astrud Gilberto
    -(pre-rock) Bob Dylan
    -Simon and Garfunkel
    -Peter, Paul, and Mary
    -Hawaiian slack key guitar
    -80s U2
    -Peter Gabriel
    -Miami Vice soundtrack all the way, including Jan Hammer instrumentals (which blow me away) and all the pop stuff and post-Genesis folks—the only reason he ever got into U2 and Gabriel
    -Some Sinatra
    -Hendrix (which I introduced him to, believe it or not)

    This is mainly stuff he would play all the time when I was little in the 80s. I don’t know if there’s some kind of country from the 50s/60s that his parents—okies who went to CA as kids during dust bowl—would have listened to, something to conjure his childhood.

    What music reminds you of your parents?
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  • #2
    That's an eclectic list! The Miami Vice stuff is pretty much my favorite of Jan Hammer's stuff. It definitely went downhill when they lost him in the last season or two.



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    • #3
      Nat King Cole
      Ray Charles
      Frank Sinatra
      Living Strings Orchestra
      Ray Conniff Singers
      Johnny Mathis
      Joe Pass
      Floyd Cramer
      Trini Lopez

      Edit: Oh yeah Les Paul and Mary Ford, Chet Atkins and Herb Alpert.
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      • #4
        My dads funeral music..

        Animals-Don`t Let Me Be Misunderstood

        In-a-gadda-da-vida- short version(my mother(his long estranged wife) insisted he would want that.

        Black Sabbath- Sweet Leaf- Oh yes I did- it was me and my sisters favorite BS song because the coughing was funny to us as children- we ruined and scratched the record so it was a funny childhood memory and about how he was mad for about 2 seconds.
        Last edited by redEL34; 06-10-2019, 07:21 PM.

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        • #5
          My mom is 85 and not much into rock music but she likes some stuff and I know most of it.

          I'd give her some Glenn Miller
          Hank Williams
          Peter Paul & Mary
          Herb Alpert
          Selected Beatles tracks
          Selected Billy Joel
          Selected Meat Loaf
          Michael Jackson
          Creedence
          Last edited by Vito Corleone; 06-10-2019, 07:20 PM.

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          • #6
            I'm told their ashes are interred in a wall box about 10" X 10" X 12" in a cemetery. Musical tastes, as I recall, were Eddie Arnold for her and Sinatra for him.
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            • #7
              ^ I forgot about Glen Miller,,,,thanks for the reminder. There was also

              Andy Williams
              Tony Benett
              Dean Martin
              Charlie Rich

              Dad had a big record collection and we would listen to albums on Sunday mornings. Dad never embraced rock and roll but Simon and Garfunkels Sounds Of Silence was easily his favorite song. The only thing I kept from the family estate was the great big record console. I bet I spent 20,000 hours in front of that thing. When I hauled it home I took the back off and dad had stashed a complete set of tubes for it. Four brand new RCA EL84's, 12ax7 and a new Sylvania 5U4GB rectifier tube all bought in 1962.

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              • #8
                Duke Ellington
                Ella Fitzgerald
                Benny Goodman
                Count Basie
                Sarah Vaughan
                George Shearing
                Oscar Peterson
                Etc...
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                • #9
                  For my dad:
                  Jim Croce
                  Johnny Cash
                  Johnny Mathis

                  For my mom:
                  Barry Manilow
                  Anne Murray
                  Fidler on the Roof soundtrack
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                  • #10
                    A few suggestions. (Not necessarily favorites of my parents)
                    Don Ho
                    Jose Feliciano
                    Mississippi John Hurt
                    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Will the Circle Be Unbroken)

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                    • #11
                      Nice selections. Certainly a lot of your choices were on the radio and in my father’s early life memory too.

                      It all all went swimmingly today. Mom is much relieved that we pulled it off all in traditional Hawaiian fashion.

                      Before the bbq “reception,” I added Willie Nelson and a favorite discovery of his late in life: Dire Straits. Brits working with American country and 80s production. He loved it.

                      His friend from Arizona shared photos of them out on a range. POP was shooting a fully auto M4. His friend here described as “just emptying your pocket, but walking away with a smile on your face.”

                      My mom read the eulogy he wrote for his father’s funeral when dad was only 25.

                      And my uppercrust cousin read a wonderful rememberance of dad the professor taking her and my older sister on a tour of northeast colleges in the 80s. She described how he could give you a long* lecture about just about anything, from neurology to home repair. It was incredibly nice. I won’t share exactly how he was interred, but but I will say I feel closure I’ve awaited for months. Cheers to people who help others through these events.

                      *My father longwinded?? Now that just doesn’t make any sense, does it?
                      Last edited by arcadesonfire; 06-11-2019, 02:04 AM.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Opposite Day View Post
                        That's an eclectic list! The Miami Vice stuff is pretty much my favorite of Jan Hammer's stuff. It definitely went downhill when they lost him in the last season or two.
                        Yeah, I got distracted just listening to Hammer’s Miami Vice early in the day. Really innovative, breakthrough synth stuff for the time, at least from what I know. I love the Jeff Beck/Jan Hammer stuff, but then he remained fresh and cutting edge in the 80s. Impressive.
                        For those who prefer to listen rather than read and who ask these questions: What underlying crimes were being investigated when Trump obstructed justice? Why wasn't he indicted? Why did Mueller discuss indicting a sitting president in Volume II but not Volume I?
                        https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Muell...ook/B07PXN468K


                        My (old dead) band!:
                        www.steelphantoms.com/
                        PM me if you want to give me a Deluxe US Strat with locking tuners and 22 frets for <$800. Fancy Strymon pedals welcome too!

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                        • #13
                          Paul Anka
                          andy Williams
                          frank
                          dean Martin
                          anything Laurence Welk

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                          • #14
                            It'd be a mix tape single.

                            Side A



                            Side B

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                            • #15
                              My father listened to classical, my mother liked boogie-woogie.
                              "Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer"

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