Chauvinistic Popular Song Lyrics

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    It's been much that way for 100 years or more.

    When you think about it, most songs sung by women were written by men.

    I'm a great admirer of Carole King. She's written hundreds of songs for other people, but the lyrics for most during her early career were written by her husband, Gerry Goffin. Now some of them are excellent and well thought out, but others are as I'm suggesting.

    Take this for example, a record I bought a couple of months ago, written by them, but sung by Skeeter Davis.
    If you listen to the lyrics, she's happy being treated as a total doormat.
    Carole King eventually wasn't so happy getting the same treatment from her husband, she ditched him.

     
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    Oh lord !! I know almost everything on that Juke Box !! That dates me doesn`t it ? You can send me that Righteous Brothers record ! Love anything they did !
     
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    Ah!

    But I bet you don't know every record on this one.

    I'll start with this one

    They don't make 'em like this any more.

     
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    Thats what you think !! Yes I know a bunch of them ! Sam Cooke was one of my favorites and still is !
    Remember I am 71 and have went through a myriad of music venues !
    The records are older but that Juke Box looks to be late 60`s or 1970`s !
     
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    It's a Rock-Ola 443, from 1969, one of the first few hundred of over 8000 produced. I've had it over ten years.
    These are all more or less sixties 45rpm records, except one, which is from 2019. But I bought it as it's "retro" in style like many from this group, spo could be thought as sixties.

    This one.

     
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    Video scrolled so fast I couldn`t read the titles except for a few on the last one !
     
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    Sorry about that, but you can if you wish, freeze YouTube videos.
     
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    Yeah !! If I knew how !
     
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    Mart, I just click on what I wish to freeze in place.

    Riley, do you get into the Big Band era? Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, etc.
     
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    I'll listen to anything, that's a good tune and sung or played well.

    My first introduction to big band jazz was the few 78s my Aunt had given her by her then American boyfriend during the forties when he was stationed over here.
    I then started listening to what we call "traditional jazz" lots of bands and and going to venues in the late fifties.
    I saw Louis Armstrong at The Empire Hall in London in 1956 when I was still at school.
    I then heard Miles Davis so got into modern jazz have quite a few albums and CDs, of a lot of different artists probably most by the pianist Bill Evans. . I've seen him twice, decades apart.
    I joined Ronnie Scott's first club when it opened in Gerrad Street in Soho in 1959. Still just about in our teens my future wife and I had moved into a flat in Soho.

    As for real big bands, of them all, my favourite would be Artie Shaw's.
    I've little interest in contemporary music.
     
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    Riley, I'm not sure. I think Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, that genre
    was ?Swing? I do love Glenn Miller's music. I admit to liking almost all music, the music played by the old mountain people sounds good to me. Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin, they were good at entertaining themselves.
    Much of the mountain music came with them from the UK.
     
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    Big bands were just that, ten or more musicians, trumpets, trombones, clarinets/saxophones, guitar, piano bass and drums, playing popular tunes at dance venues and swing was what many of them played, like Goodman, the Dorseys, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Chick Webb, Artie Shaw, Stan Kenton, etc,, many had vocalists who originally only sang a couple of songs in a performance and were never credited on the records. But over time they became as popular or more so than the bands and then left and started solo careers.

    I do like the female vocalists of the time, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holisday, Sarah Vaughan, Helen O'Connell and particularly Bea Wain.

    Here at the age of 22 in 1939.
    She lived to be 100.

    Singing with a big band, very professional, but not swing. (they got more "swingy" in later years).
    I think she was great.

    A popular tune at the time by Hoagy Carmichael. Now probably best remembered as a duet piece played by a couple of kids on the same piano.



     
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