Sacred Country and Western Songs by Texas Jim Roberston. I imagine he was the hot pick around the campfire with guitar. His story telling was awesome but the record will not get a second listen in this house. Sorry Jim you’re a country rethrift.
Tonight we were curled up on the couch and had a listen to this comedic gem. I’m sad to report the quality of it was so warped we could barely understand it. So it’s a rethrift. By the looks of the recycled unrelated cover, that’s why it was at the thrift store in the first place. Here’s a snippet: What’s your favourite Monty Python?
Perry Como. From the back cover: “Perry Como’s distinctive sound, sensitive stylings and genial good looks are all hallmarks of a singer who is splendid in every way“. This album, I’m keeping. I was torn from stereotypes to chose between categories of “the gays” or “swuave gents”? After a thorough google, I was more confused than ever. Is Perry Como Gay? He was married for over 65 years to a lovely womyn. Of course, we know this does not mean he wasn’t gay, but who am I to say. He wrote and performed a huge body of work. Here’s a wiki for you on this keeper of an album and man that can pull off an orange baseball shirt.
WIKI: “Mr. C.”, as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records for Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and pioneered a weekly musical variety television show, which set the standards for the genre and proved to be one of the most successful in television history. Como was seen weekly on television from 1949 to 1963, then continued hosting the Kraft Music Hall variety program on a monthly basis until 1967. His television shows and seasonal specials were broadcast throughout the world. Also a popular recording artist, Perry Como produced numerous hit records with record sales so high the label literally stopped counting at Como’s behest. His combined success on television and popular recordings was not matched by any other artist of the time. Como’s appeal spanned generations and he was widely respected for both his professional standards and the conduct in his personal life. Bing Crosby once described Como as, “the man who invented casual”.
check out the love muffin here:
Well, if we weren’t sure about Perry Como’s status (& who cares really?) we are about this next gentleman. And I DO mean gentleman. Sir Elton John. His Greatest Hits are coming at us today. I cranked the volume probably to the displeasure of the new neighbours. lol. Packed full of classic hits, this is a strong keeper under “the gays” category.
In 1972, this record came out the year before I was born. This truly is a HITS album. I was never a huge fan of Elton but I appreciate the artist and the personal accomplishments of this man. He has done amazing things for AIDS education in the world. He is flamboyantly gay and incredibly talented as a result, in my opinion. And I mean let’s just assume a guy with a wardrobe like his, is a whole lotta fun. Here’s some intel wiki:
Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English rock singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his four-decade career John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. His single “Candle in the Wind 1997” has sold over 33 million copies worldwide, and is the best selling single in the history of the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100.
wow!! this is worth seeing! Live in 1972 – do you love his glasses or his boots more?
Are we catching in onto a theme this week? Another lovely “the gays” keeper! It’s full of the classics from broadway shows to beer barrell polka. Love this guy. From the back cover: “A successful nightclub and hotel performer, Liberace turned to television, where he became the young medium’s hottest property with an estimated audience of 40 million people in 194 American cities“. Here he is live in Vegas:
GO WEST! With over 3.5 million views! Live in 1979. This song isn’t on either of our double features today but this video should be. Enjoy the disco!
So what do any of us know about the Village people other than they were fantastically handsome, possibly gay men that sang the crap out of festive 70s songs like Macho Man and the YMCA? Today we bring you “the gays” double feature. The macho man album was inserted in the Cruisin’ album!! Lucky score. wiki: Village People is a disco group that formed in the United States in 1977, well known for their on-stage costumes depicting American cultural stereotypes, as well as their catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. Originally created to target disco’s gay audience by featuring popular gay fantasy personas, the band’s popularity quickly brought them into the mainstream. Village People scored a number of disco and dance hits, including their trademark “Macho Man“, “Go West“, the classic club medley of “San Francisco (You’ve Got Me) / In Hollywood (Everybody is a Star)“, “In the Navy“, “Can’t Stop the Music“, and their biggest hit, “Y.M.C.A.“. They have sold upwards of 100 million records world-wide.
PETER PAUL AND MARY, how I love you. I don’t care if you’re corny folk music from the olden times, I love you. I’ve had this particular album on cassette, cd, played it on guitar with the sheet music and now I have it on vinyl. Yeah me.
This album is the Ten Years Together Compilation. It comes with a gorgeous little commorative booklet inside. I dig it. i dig it. It goes into the folk and the TOP 30 records of 2012 categories. They are all my fav song.
It also falls under the covers category for Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright. We’ve had a few PP&M albums already so I’m hoping I didn’t post the same video. you can let me if I do. Love me. One of my fav songs of all time by any artist.
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