Throwback Thursday – Musical Memories

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Throwback Thursday – Musical Memories

https://fromcavewalls.wordpress.com/2021/09/23/throwback-thursday-music-memories/

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This time Maggie asks us to think of our musical memories. Thanks, Maggie!

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I have so many memories of music, that I couldn’t possibly tell it all in a short post, so I’ll just give these for now. 🙂

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I’m going way back with this one. It would be surprising if anyone has ever heard it, but I always liked it. It reminds me of the type of songs you’d hear in the era of the TV show, “Happy Days”.

I first heard this song, when I was just about 8 years old. I had received a portable record player for Christmas, I think that’s when, and a bunch of 45-rpm records. It was from my mom and dad. I have no idea why they’d chosen this record, or any of the others I had, as none of them were children’s type of records. Anyway, I liked them all, and played them a lot. Seems the lyrics were way too old for a kid to hear, especially back in the 50s, but who knows…that’s what I had, and my sister, cousin, and I liked them. We probably didn’t even pay attention to the lyrics, or even would have known what it was all about! 🙂

Anyway, here’s the song, and a photo of the actual record I’ve had all these years.

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The song, “Flirtie Gertie”, by the Jiv-a-Tones, was a single on the Feldsted label. They were released in 1958. The Jiv-a-Tones, were formed by Ric Cartey, and the members included, Guy Barber, Dean Stevens, Bill Holden, and Charlie Broome.  Vocals on “Flirtie Gertie” by Dean Stevens.

Have a listen…see what you think of it! 🙂

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Besides little kid’s records played on a little record player, I’ve pretty much listened to only rock ‘n roll. All kinds from soft rock, to hard rock, to alternative, to metal, that is what I listen to. I do like and listen to a little country, too.

I’ve been to a lot of concerts over the years, but maybe not as much as some people have. Some have been:

Dixie Chicks (twice), Charley Pride (a few times), Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakum (a couple of times), Miranda Lambert, The Carpenters, Iron Butterfly, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Pearl Jam, and probably a lot more I can’t even think of right now.

I mostly listened to music on the radio, in the house, in the car, on my stereo, and on my transistor radio. I love a transistor radio, even now. When I graduated H.S. I bought myself a big console cabinet stereo. It had the record player, 8-track tape deck, and am/fm radio tuner. I had it for years. I still have lots of the vinyl 45s and 78s records I played from back then. We get them out from time to time to listen to.

Here’s a photo I took of some of the 45s. 🙂 I have lots more.

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At any rate, I can definitely say that I like music! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

16 responses »

  1. Believe it or not, I have heard this song before…my dad liked this kind of music! We actually have a cd with “one hit wonders” such as “Green Door”, “You can’t roller Skate in A Buffalo Heard” and others! My son loves them, and has started putting them on Pandora!
    Thank you for sharing this 🙂

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    • Thanks, Holly! I’m happily surprised that you’ve heard this song before! That’s a great idea to put a collection of favorites all in one place! Glad you liked hearing this one again. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Carol Anne! I do like all kinds of music. It was fun to go to concerts, but it’s been a long time since I have been to one. It does make it special to hear the performers live instead of just on records. 🙂

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  2. I love music too. I haven’t been to a concert in about 15 years, but I have seen The Eagles, Motley Crue, Tim McGraw, John Fogerty, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton and many more. XO

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  3. I’ve heard the song before, but I scarcely remember it. I have not been to a lot of concerts – The Guess Who, The Pointer Sisters (great show!), some alternative groups, and my favorite of all – The Highwaymen. I enlarged your photo to read the names on the 45s. Great songs. My brother drove me crazy with “Come Together” and “Get Back”. Lovely post to read, Barbara – great memories. Thanks for joining the challenge this week.

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