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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:51 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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rod didn't make the list... bob did...at #1 8-) :cloud9:

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 11:43 am 
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When Rod started recording show tunes, he lost me. Next I expect him to have a show in Branson, Mo. :verymad:


He never recorded 'show tunes', the fact that you even used that phrase, makes me wonder if you know what a 'show tune' is. A 'show tune' is a song from a broadway musical. Rod Stewart has never recorded 'show tunes', what he did record was 5 volumes of 'standards', songs by people like Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Hoagy Carmichael or Cole Porter. That ain't 'show tunes'.

And the reason why he decided to record standards is basic common sense. His rock and roll records were no longer selling. His producer told him that since the young people are no longer interested, he should shoot for an older audience. What do older audiences listen to? Standards. Albums of standards are always popular, precisely because the songs themselves are always popular. And they are popular because they are GOOD, the fact that they are good is why they became a standard. And one of those albums of standards was actually an album of rock standards, covering songs by Chuck Berry, Bob Seger, The Pretenders, Eric Claption and Van Morrison. And he did an album of Motown covers also. Hardly 'show tunes', although there is nothing wrong with 'show tunes'.


Darn, how did I miss THIS debate. I should have said "show tunes" as I was using that as a generic term for "songs that would be sung on the Lawrence Welk show". I do watch the Lawrence Welk Show, BTW. Not a big Gershwin fan. And when it comes to Broadway Show Tunes, I am more of a Oscar and Steve and Gilbert and Sullivan kinda gal.

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:16 am 
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When Rod started recording show tunes, he lost me. Next I expect him to have a show in Branson, Mo. :verymad:


He never recorded 'show tunes', the fact that you even used that phrase, makes me wonder if you know what a 'show tune' is. A 'show tune' is a song from a broadway musical. Rod Stewart has never recorded 'show tunes', what he did record was 5 volumes of 'standards', songs by people like Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Hoagy Carmichael or Cole Porter. That ain't 'show tunes'.

And the reason why he decided to record standards is basic common sense. His rock and roll records were no longer selling. His producer told him that since the young people are no longer interested, he should shoot for an older audience. What do older audiences listen to? Standards. Albums of standards are always popular, precisely because the songs themselves are always popular. And they are popular because they are GOOD, the fact that they are good is why they became a standard. And one of those albums of standards was actually an album of rock standards, covering songs by Chuck Berry, Bob Seger, The Pretenders, Eric Claption and Van Morrison. And he did an album of Motown covers also. Hardly 'show tunes', although there is nothing wrong with 'show tunes'.




Darn, how did I miss THIS debate. I should have said "show tunes" as I was using that as a generic term for "songs that would be sung on the Lawrence Welk show". I do watch the Lawrence Welk Show, BTW. Not a big Gershwin fan. And when it comes to Broadway Show Tunes, I am more of a Oscar and Steve and Gilbert and Sullivan kinda gal.



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The Beatles
Michael Jackson
Elvis
The entire Liber/Stoller catalog
Bob Dylan
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Hank Williams
James Brown
Jimi Hendrix
Little Richard
Patsy Cline
Roy Orbison
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The Searchers

And many, many, many others...

The way I look at it, songs by musicians like The Beatles, Elvis, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Michael Jackson etc are not going to stop earning money any time soon, people are not going to suddenly stop doing covers of classic songs, radio stations are not going to stop playing them, they won't stop being used in movies and TV.... music publishing is just about the closest you'll ever come to a guaranteed money maker.....Sony/ATV Publishing is not going to have any trouble making money from their huge catalog anytime soon, and an investment in the company is absolutely going to pay off....the stock price is going to keep going up....it's not going to slow down, not even in a recession....

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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I've got 5 of his songs on my playlist. And I love his renditions of some American classics.



I liked him better when he was doing his own material. the American songbook stuff is a real turn off for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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I love the American Songbook; what I hate is aging rockers trying to sing it. They don’t have the control needed to do it justice. Much as I love Sir Paul McCartney’s work with the Beatles and Wings, I heard him do a cringeworthy performance on Siriusly Sinatra once. Ditto for Rod Stewart’s attempts.

That’s not to say that there are no classic rockers with the necessary chops. Although she no longer performs, Linda Ronstadt’s What’s New album, orchestrated by Nelson Riddle, is positively sublime.

And hey, did anyone else know that, before he became famous in his own right, Quincy Jones was the bandleader for Frank Sinatra?

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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For the record, my favorites are (in no particular order):

Do You Think I'm Sexy
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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:00 pm 
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not a Stewart fan

but liked that one about

young hearts beat free tonight; time is on your side


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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:52 pm 
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kage_ar wrote:
When Rod started recording show tunes, he lost me. Next I expect him to have a show in Branson, Mo.

Some time back I noticed that he began to grate on me, probably about the time his disco-oriented songs appeared. Tonight's the Night made things worse. Now, not only were his songs annoying, they were patently offensive.

And THEN those show tunes appeared. Yes, I said show tunes: The Way You Look Tonight, It Had to Be You, My Funny Valentine, 'Til There Was You. . . Just stick an icepick in my ear and get it over with!

I used to like Maggie May. Now I even hate that just to be consistent.

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I love the American Songbook; what I hate is aging rockers trying to sing it. They don’t have the control needed to do it justice. Much as I love Sir Paul McCartney’s work with the Beatles and Wings, I heard him do a cringeworthy performance on Siriusly Sinatra once.

It pains me to say this, but Paulie should have quit singing publicly about ten years ago. The one time I truly enjoyed watching him at his age was the car drive karaoke thing he did with James Corder. I don't mind saying I got a little teary listening to him reminisce about writing Let It Be. The rocking bar scene was nostalgic fun, but he clearly should not be charging money to hear him.

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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I understand completely, Riverboat. I heard the live performance of Rush during their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - “The Spirit of Radio” or “Limelight.” Geddy Lee sounded so horrific, it broke my heart. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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I regret saying I know not a single song by Rush. Maybe I should look into that. Are the Moody Blues or ELP hall of famers? If not, that needs to be rectified.

Add Neil Diamond to that list of performers who really should have their mics unplugged.

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 Post subject: Re: Rod Stewart
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moodys definitely are ... they were FINALLY inducted last year

elp is not...and probably won't be ... here's a nice website devoted to those who have not made it....yet

http://www.notinhalloffame.com/rock-and ... ake-palmer

i was glad tptb finally saw fit to get srv in... one more disservice for many many years

my favorite elp song

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