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I was looking for this piece of music for over 35 years!
As a kid I was crazy about this little piece of music but could never put my hand on a record of it and could never find the name of the band who played it.

Thank you, Internet!!! Beach

Fred, that came out in 1959. You must be close to my age, because I was a kid back then as well.

Want an Mp3 of it?

No, I'm younger than you by 20 years at least (I'm 45). But it was broadcast over the years, many years later. It's quite famous in fact, but here, nobody knows who played it.
I'v got the download already, thanks. S5
Fred, sounds like my search for 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Fred Waring. For almost a decade the only trace of it were from people like me who had it on vinyl, but damaged. There were many attempts from devotees to take what they had and post-produce all the scratches out of it. A few years ago, I was surprised when it finally showed up in iTunes for 99 cents.

Now that everything is digitized, to the point where you can not tell it from analog, almost everything out there has had rights purchased and released to iTunes. Everyone talks about how great Michael Jackson was, but the truth of it is his fortune came from owning the rights to many old saws, like "Happy Birthday To You". Since your problem was always finding out who did it, and you didn't have a copy of it to be sampled on the new music apps that tell you what unknown tunes are, it's amazing you found it. If you go to any search engine and type in "Red River Rock", Johnny and the Hurricanes" comes up with links for digital purchase.

My last hard search was for "Step to the Rear." The original show tune from Broadway's "How Now Dow Jones" had been overpowered by some puck rock version. (It is also the University of Southern Carolina's Marching tune.) Now I have the original version as one of my ringtones, along with "When You Wish Upon a Star", "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah", and "Bibbidy-Bobbidy-Boo." Things like Sandi Patty's "Star Spangled Banner", and Johnny Cash's "One Piece at a Time" were hard to come by for years - but now they are just a click away.
I found it because Statu Quo played it in their "Famous from last century" mix which was released in 2000. Then finding it on the internet and a valid download link was a question of minutes, as you said "a click away".
When I'll have time, I'll try to search for the things you mentioned. Look funny.
(I don't use iTune.)
(08-25-2015, 05:37 PM)Fredledingue Wrote: ...When I'll have time, I'll try to search for the things you mentioned. Look funny.
(I don't use iTune.)
Yeah! That "Happy Birthday to You" is a real knee-slapper.
That brings back memories for me cause I heard that when I was a boy, too.

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