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Grummash

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Icon 6 posted October 02, 2009 18:14      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Picture, if you will, a traditional Friday evening in the Grummash household....it's late, and Mrs Grummash is snoring sweetly.

I am engrossed in my usual weekend late-night trawl of youtube for musical gems. Tonight's path through the musical landscape went something like this:

Albert King...BB King...Eric Clapton... Eva Cassidy... and then I found this -

Patti Page - The Tennessee Waltz

Such loveliness! [hearts]

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Icon 1 posted October 02, 2009 19:07      Profile for SpazGirl   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This is one of my favorite songs to dance to, mainly because I remember being about three and my grandpa letting me stand on his feet and proceeding to dance me around to it. This video is a great find, thanks for sharing it.

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Icon 1 posted October 03, 2009 01:24      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
hmmm, She is singing about how she lost her " loved one" and smiling.
She is not even singing it sad. I have never heard this song before but I think it would be a sad song.

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Icon 1 posted October 03, 2009 02:11      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Sheesh I am getting old. I remember when every old greasy spoon road house had that tune on the Juke boxes. Though I must admit juke boxes came before me.

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Icon 14 posted October 04, 2009 14:40      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
fantastic.

I first heard that song as a kid off of my brother's "Zabriskie Point" album. (Which first caught my eye due to the cover.) [Razz]

Ashitaka: she is smiling because that song was her biggest hit, one of the biggest-selling singles ever... fifteen million copies to date. [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted October 04, 2009 15:49      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Beautiful Grum

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Originally posted by Ashitaka:
hmmm, She is singing about how she lost her " loved one" and smiling.
She is not even singing it sad. I have never heard this song before but I think it would be a sad song.

I think the emotion is there Ash. It's just that she is not milking it. A smile that to tries to cover heartbreak is usually more affecting than floods of tears.

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted October 04, 2009 15:58      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Snaggy wrote:
Ashitaka: she is smiling because that song was her biggest hit, one of the biggest-selling singles ever... fifteen million copies to date. [Big Grin]

The recording is also from the premier of her own TV show (which was a big deal in 1958 when there were only three networks). I can't imagine anyone not smiling while singing their biggest hit on their own TV show.

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