Posts tagged ‘1960s’

Vintage Music: And I Love Her By The Beatles

One day one of my best friends bought me a CD of the Best of the Beatles. I thought it to be quite odd, since I never really listened to very much of the Beatles during that time. I did not have one record by them, but somehow the music was and still is very much apart of me. It is that type of music you may never own, but know all the words too whenever it’s played on the radio, or you just suddenly start humming a verse out of the blue for no reason at all. It is amazing how much The Beatles’s are apart of the fabric of our deep subconsciousness, whether we want it to be or not. Lately, I have been revisiting that CD and exploring every aspect of it, as I do with jazz. It brings me back to memories of my childhood, but mostly my dad who loved to listen to Latin Bolero’s in NYC on the radio, but whenever we drove down south we’d lose the Spanish station. As a result, we listen to this type of American music. Forever in my heart and soul! Rip to my dad and the rest!

Thanks to youtube’s Pricillajens for this wonderful clip of the Beatles’s song “And I Love Her” played to some wonderful photos of some of the greatest leading lady actresses of Hollywood from the vintage era! Loved this!

Here is her wonderful write up:

“Montage of some of Hollywood’s superstars and most beautiful actresses such as Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn, Ann Margret, Leslie Caron, Doris Day, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman and Lauren Bacall. Song Info: AND I LOVE HER was written by: Paul McCartney (65%), John Lennon (35%) (credited as Lennon-McCartney) Recorded: February 25-27, 1964 (Studio 2, Abbey Road Studios, London, England) Mixed: March 3, 1964; June 22, 1964 Length: 2:28 Takes: 21 Musicians: John Lennon: acoustic rhythm guitar (Gibson J160E) Paul McCartney: lead vocals (double-tracked), bass guitar (1961 Hofner 500/1) George Harrison: lead acoustic guitar (1950 Jose Ramirez classical), claves Ringo Starr: bongos”


Vintage Market: Georgy Girl by The Seekers

Were you a Georgy Girl? I thought I was. It was such a happy song to skip around to as a child. I never really paid any attention to the words. It is kinda of a sad song when you listen to the words, but I still love the happy sounds of the music by The Seekers! In those days I did not know it was a theme to a movie, so believe it or not, I have never seen this vintage movie, so now it is on my bucket list and I can’t wait!

Vintage Music: Downtown – Petula Clark

When I was a little girl living uptown this was one of my favorite theme songs, especially whenever we went to Times Square NYC. I still hear this song any time I go “Downtown”! Everyone has a “Downtown” right? So enjoy!

Mid Century Sleek: Stunning 1960’s Libbey Golden Leaf Bowl

The 1960s Libbey Golden Leaf Collection

The 1960s Libbey Golden Leaf Collection

Vintage Music – Maleguena By The Tornados

Surf Music and Vintage Eye Candy! Wow!

City Mouse: Past From One Old Soul To Another and The Next Generation

For whatever reason, I have always been an old soul. One good friend of mine believed, I must have died in a car crash during the fifties, because I used to sing a lot of 50’s music and knew all the words. Vintage clothing and Punk Rock was the rage of the 70’s through 80’s and Greenwich Village, NYC was the hang out.  At work, I always dressed to kill in Betty Davis and Joan Crawford pencil skirts with padded shoulder jackets. I had a pair of vintage pointy, blue suede shoes with a metal heel that could have served as a weapon of mass destruction! LOL!   Those beautiful, well-made clothes and sexy shoes all came from the “Thrift Shop down the road” in the 70’s. However, some of the beautiful things I bought are just a hard find these days. When you find them, they are either to darn small or terribly worn out.  Curators today spend a lot time and money just to bring you the best in vintage, so understandably time and rarity of items plays a big factor in price. Curators of vintage shops, often times do not accept donations and are in search of items that compliment their style or theme, because that is their brand. Their mission is to bring to life and memories through historical pieces by  finding them new homes and collectors of their style.  Each piece has a story, a place, a time, a history, a political climate, of which many curators emerge themselves and love to share with anyone who will listen.

I guess I have my parents to thank for my musical taste and over all vintage appreciation. I got my first Retro, Atomic, Turquoise  Blue,  Black and White Picture TV in the 70’s and I was the coolest girl on the block, at least I thought so!   My dad drove a metallic purple Thunderbird and listened to two stations Boleros and Cousin Brucie.   For those of you who don’t know, Cousin Brucie was a radio station in the NYC area during the 60’s that played all the great songs of the past 50’s, 60′ and 70’s as the years went by.   It was the kind of music that made your heart stop the minute you heard a  few bars.  Omg, did he have one awesome collection of music and stayed on the radio for a very long time. My mom and I, on the sound of great song, would start twisting away in the kitchen and we still do that today. LOL!  Sometimes my ten-year old, who has in the meanwhile developed a great appreciation for our music gets in the mix.

Good music today is a hard find, because I just love the sound of real instruments and lyrics that leaves room for the imagination. However, with a ten-year old, I have to force myself to be open to the new music,  Every now and then my son feels the need to school me on the new stuff and has in fact  introduced me to some  great new tunes and sounds. Sometimes the words are just too much for me, but I try to concentrate on the message. Like the latest one ” Thrift Shop” .  At first I was a bit offended by the lyrics, especially in the beginning, but I think it is interesting how the younger generation is singing about being  thrifty and buying from thrift shops, so what are your thoughts?  Are younger people becomming more thrifty in this economic climate or is this just a fad?, check this out!

Vintage Music: Paul Petersen – My Dad 1964

Just when we thought we knew everything, a rare song pops out of no where! Thanks to Lost Treasures on Facebook, we found a tribute song to Dad for Father’s Day tomorrow.   Share and Enjoy!



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