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Singles : Princess Falda’s Old Time Faves

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CB is going to break it up for this take.  Just because.

About 20 years ago, CB was sitting around doing nothin (as usual), bitching about the state of music on the radio.  “Turn that shit off” or “Nothing but shit comes out of that box” something along those lines.

Roughly two weeks later, Princess Falda (CB’s daughter) threw a CD on CB’s lap and said “Quit your bitchn Babyhead”.

So here’s the playlist of what Falda put together for dear old CB.  I still give it a spin now and then.  (Just listened to it recently and was inspired to write this)

I do love that Princess Falda.

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1) Duke of Earl – Gene Chandler
In the words of Randy Newman,  “Whatever happened to the fucking Duke of Earl?”

2) I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingos
CB’s in heaven

3) The Stroll – The Diamonds
“Rock my soul how I love to stroll”

4) Kansas City – Wilbert Harrison
“They got some pretty little women there and I’m gonna get me one”

5) Rumble – Link Wray
Grease-ball City

6) What’d I Say – Ray Charles
Nothing better!

7) I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Yup!  It’s good!

8) Rebel Rouser – Duane Eddy
Love that “Twang” and Sax!!

9) Can’t Stop Loving You – Van Halen
Huh?  A Princess Falda surprise but CB digs it.

10) Up On The Roof – The Drifters
CB has fallen off a few roofs but it’s ok, he landed on his head.

11) Baby I Need Your Loving – Four Tops
Heaven again!

12) Wooly Bully – Sam The Sham and the Pharaohs
Yup!

13) Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters
Where CB ended up after falling off the roof.  But it felt good!

14) Respect Yourself – The Staple Singers
Pops and Mavis, yeah!!!

15) Needles and Pins – The Searchers
Twangy guitar and great vocals.

16) Drift Away – Dobie Gray
“Want to get lost in your rock n roll”

17) Just My Imagination – The Temptations
Smooth or what!!

18) I Can’t Help Myself (sugar pie, honey bunch) – Four Tops
CB can’t help himself

19) Lets Stay Together – Al Green
Smooth or what!! Again

20) Can’t Take My eyes Off You – Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons
Look in the mirror and sing along

21) The Tracks Of My Tears – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
“People say I’m the life of the party”  Smokey you’re breaking my heart.

22) Ain’t To Proud To Beg – The Temptations
“Please don’t leave me girl”  CB ain’t to proud

23) The Letter – The Box Tops
“I got to get back to my baby once more”

24) Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
“Lets don’t let a good thing die”  We won’t Elvis.

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15 comments on “Singles : Princess Falda’s Old Time Faves

  1. Jim S.
    January 1, 2017

    The Princess has got good taste. Not a clunker on here. Those were the good old days. I’m going to be doing a series called “The Indispensable 150” that she – and maybe especially you – should like. Some of these are on there. I won’t say which ones. The Music Enthusiast likes to hold things in reserve to create an air of, shall we say, mystery. As to your list, you just might want to create it on Spotify or some such.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 1, 2017

      Thanks Jim and I’m already looking forward to the “Indispensable 150”. Princess Falda will be doing flips off the top rope. CB would love to do “Spotify” but he doesn’t even know what it means. (Falda went and got herself engaged to a Roller Derby guy last night).

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      • Jim S.
        January 1, 2017

        The Princess will probably be able to set you up on Spotify in, like, two seconds. As to the Roller Derby guy, look on the bright side. At least he’s got a job! 😂

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  2. catchgroove
    January 1, 2017

    Great playlist. I highly suggest a great The Searchers album https://www.discogs.com/Searchers-The-Searchers/release/2854772 I see it a lot used for a couple of bucks. This was a reunion album on Sire (pretty hip label for and oldies act). Very cool album foreshadowing new wave pop.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 2, 2017

      Thanks Axl, Princess Falda nailed it. I will check your recommendation out for sure. I peeked at the link you sent and see where Tom Petty wrote one of the tunes. It was through Petty that I opened my ears to the Searchers. I have just one eight song 10 inch long play by them. ‘Love Lies Bleeding’. Cool little record.

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  3. Vinyl Connection
    January 3, 2017

    Fun list (though I can’t quite see how Van Halen snuck in there!). Some smiles guaranteed!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 3, 2017

      “Some smile guaranteed!” Lets spread some of that around. Van Halen? Last time I questioned the Princess I ended up in a headlock.

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  4. dcw0731
    January 6, 2017

    Princess Falda is a very bright lady. Time to quit your bitchin about music in front of her CB. But you can bitch and moan here for us because we all know how bad music is now days and has been for YEARS!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 6, 2017

      Yeah I stopped the bitchin, takes too much energy. I have lots of good music to listen too. Now with my sources like ‘Forgotten Rock Classics’ and others I’m in good shape. Princess Falda knows her stuff and knows what CB likes. More to come from her. (Had a peek at your latest piece, CB was a fan of a few of those folks).

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  5. Jim S.
    January 11, 2017

    CB, take a peek at my site when U get a chance. Just posted the first in a series whose songs make geezers like us very happy. A couple of your (not to mention Falda’s) tunes are there.

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  6. Thom Hickey
    January 11, 2017

    Thanks CB.

    Well a bunch of prompts for The Jukebox here! Thom.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 11, 2017

      I figured you’d weigh in on this one. Yeah some definite “Immortals”. Some you have already “spun” on that box of yours. Looking forward to more takes on ‘IJ’. Nice to meet up with cool people on this musical ride. Later Thom.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 11, 2017

      Music Enthusiast has just put together a list of some old gems. I’ll be taking a peek. ME always does a top notch job.

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