Oldies-but-goodies music

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
October 11, 2008 7:08pm CST
I found a pleasant distraction today while channel surfing on the TV. It was one of those Time-Life infomercials hosted by Bowser, who is a former member of the group ShaNaNa. I was always wild about music in my youth and I still am to this day. I could barely concentrate on the game I was playing as the lyrics from those great oldies continued to play! Some of them I remembered from childhood, others from my teen years. That was such a great period in music history. Are you familiar with it? Did you listen to it as a kid or teen? I tell you, had the price not been so prohibitive I would have ordered the entire set.
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@redkathy (3375)
• United States
12 Oct 08
Yep those oldies but goodies still put me in that feelin' groovie, do ya wanna dance mood! I remember my mom and I dancing around while cleaning on Saturday morning! It's funny my Aunt was a big two stepper and when my son introduced me to metalcore music all those kids did the two step but with great exaggeration. LOL
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
14 Oct 08
My adult children often tell me how they remember my singing along to the songs on the radio as I went about my household chores when they were growing up, redkathy!
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I used to sing "Goin' to the Chapel' when my oldest son, who's now 26, was a baby. It really made him laugh for some strange reason!
@pismeof (855)
• United States
12 Oct 08
Wise1,It'd funny that you bring up the subject of Bowser and Sha nana. I really enjoy the various period concerts that are shown on PBS during fund raising specials and I was thinking about Shanana and wondered how they've been left out. Are they still alive? Do you know of the where-abouts of any of the group members?
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
14 Oct 08
As I said, pismeof, Bowser is the spokesman for this collection of Time-Life music. I have been to the site, but did not bookmark it. I'm sure you could find it if you do a search for "doo w@p" music. Admin would not allow me to use the name this music category usually goes by.
@stephcjh (38707)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I love the oldies but goodies also. It is alot better than what is playing on the radio these days. I miss the good old days too.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
14 Oct 08
You are right, stepcjh. Once I saw the direction music was headed in over a decade ago I began buying as many of the old ones as I could afford. I now have a huge collection of oldies that I listen to often.
@Shaun72 (15961)
• Palatka, Florida
12 Oct 08
I remember this group when I was little. There lead singer was Bowser. I just can't remember there songs but Bowser had a really good voice. I just looked them up to read about them , According to what I read they were out in the late 70 untill 1981 so I was almosst a teenager then. Very interesting discussion.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Yes, Shaun, Bowser was the stand-out member of ShaNaNa! His deep bass voice is very distinctive.
• United States
19 Oct 08
Alas, I am too young to remember hearing the classic rock and roll of the late 50's and 60's, I was born in 1967. But I do know the music you are talking about thanks to movies like American Graffiti and radio shows like The Wolfman Jack show. back in the late 80's, the oldies radio station here in D.C. would air the Wolfman Jack show on Saturday nights.It was fun.I got to know most of the great classics. I loved to hear The Platters and early Elvis, and The four Tops and The Temptations.These days if I want to hear classic rock and roll, I have Music Choice on my cable box. do you have digital cable? If so, check and see if you have Music choice. It is t.v. channels that play Nothing but music.It is like having a radio on your t.v. In fact it is better because it doesn't have comericals.
@MsTickle (25192)
• Australia
19 Oct 08
We have those entertainment commercials too and I've reacted the same way...they are excellent compilations and like you , I'd love to have them. I have to remind myself that I have dozens of LPs, cassettes, (which I don't listen to any more) and over a hundred CDs...and I can only listen to one at a time...