What about the Big Bands from the 40s ?
Out of their songs, I like the one called Ebb Tide the best.That one makes me feel like I'm actually at a beach somehwere, like walking around Lake Erie, or something. My mother has one of their CDs & I listen to it sometimes when I'm at her house.
I've put on this station that has the really old music on it, which I haven't listened to for agea. WSOM. AM 600
I feel like I'm going to music school, now & my mind is turned on. I wish I was really, with you guys. It would be fun.
I don't like the Carpenters or John Denver.
I liked a song by Jimmy Durante they used to play on here. He reminds me of a nice Grandfather or something.
My mother was a really talented pianist when she was younger. She & my Uncle used to play Beatles records & Monkees when I was little.
I kind of do think the British music is more"colorful". Maybe it does have something to do with that. I have liked Herman's Hermitts too.
I think we all know the obvious answer to that one.
It's up to others obviously, but my own opinion is that they are a pretty accurate representation of what I imagine would be played during Sinners' Playtime in purgatory (the lift music down would be by Kenny G).
I'm willing to go along with Jimmy "Schnozel" Durante, although I'm not familiar with his works (I just remember Eric Morecombe impersonating him). But I can't go along with Yes. The trouble is, I've heard their stuff. I also had the misfortune to attend one of their concerts (at the time of 'Tales From the Topographic Ocean' - drum solos, never-ending guitar solos, make-up, it had everything).
But, in the spirit of compromise, I'm more than happy to second that emotion for Buddy Holly.
Oh, and how about Smokey Robinson. Didn't Dylan call him 'the greatest living poet' or something?