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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Counting Down the 200 Greatest Hits of the Shady Dell (#125 to #121)


 It's time once again to put your 

 musical knowledge to the test 

 as we continue our countdown of 

 The 200 Greatest Hits of the Shady Dell! 


 You know the drill. 

I'll give you a line or two of lyrics taken from five
of the most popular Dell songs of the mid 60s.
Your mission, Jim, if you decide to accept it, is to

 Name That Tune. 

Put on your thinking cap. Here are the lyric
samples for the next five Dell songs:

She's so fine
She'd give eyesight to the blind

There's a whole generation
with a new explanation

Wiggle your legs now, baby
Shake your head

I'm gonna do everything in my power
To keep her in my life

I keep coming back
for more of her love
There’s something about her
I can’t get enough of




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Okay, let's find out how well you did.
Here are the Dell songs in today's countdown:


 125. "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" 
 The Buckinghams (June '67) 






 124. "San Francisco" 
 Scott McKenzie (June '67) 






 123. "Funky Broadway" 
 Wilson Pickett (August '67) 






 122. "Midnight Hour" 
 (?) Question Mark & The Mysterians 
 (September '66) 






 121. "She Drives Me Out Of My Mind" 
 The Swingin' Medallions 
 (August '66) 








How many songs did you correctly guess from the lyric clues? Refer to the grading scale below to determine your musical I.Q.








 All 5 right – 

 Congratulations! You’ve been appointed 

 dean of the College of Musical Knowledge. 


 3 or 4 right – 

 Licensed lyric lover. 


 2 right - 

 Lyrically challenged. 


 1 right – 

 Sign up for remedial classes 

 at the School of Rock. 


 0 right – 

 You just dance and hum along! 

Have a Shady day!

66 comments:

  1. Another great selection of songs Shady! Hope you're having a good week.

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    1. Hi, dear Sarah! How's everything in London town these days? Thank you very much for coming over for a look and a listen, dear friend. I'll be over to your place soon. Take care!

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  2. Remedial class work! How could I have fallen so low, so fast. I'm not going to be able to show my face in the blogosphere. I can't believe it.

    Can you guess when one I got right?? I'll bet you can - it was "San Francisco," of course. The one that most people would recognize, I'll bet. Just one more reason that I'm lame. Arghhh.

    To the master of the platter matters, I tip my hat to The Shade. Very good, sir.

    Have a lovely afternoon! We only hit 97 degrees yesterday, so I was waaaaaay off when I said 100...my field is crunchy and I'm hovering over my flower baskets like they're newborns (have another drink, babies).

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    1. Hi, dear Cherdo! Thanks for coming over to play Name That Tune. You say you got one right? You guessed one of the songs correctly? Do you know what that means? It means that you, Cherdo, take over sole possession of first place! :)

      Yessum, the Scott McKenzie lyrics seem to be the most familiar in this batch. I hope you enjoyed listening to all five songs.

      Only 97 yesterday? Did you need to get your winter woolens out of storage?

      Thank you again for being here, dear friend Cherdo, and enjoy the rest of your day!

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    2. I still can't believe I only recognized one. Apparently, I'm unrealistic & musically inflated.

      That's why I love these posts, though. What benefit is there to reading stuff I already know? This is awesome.

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    3. I'm glad you see it that way, dear Cherdo. I look forward to learning something new every day. I learn from the blogs of others and I also learn a surprising amount as I do research for my own posts.

      Thank you for the follow-up visit today, dear friend. God bless!

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  3. I got zero right, dear Shady, so I am a dance and hum along kind of gal. :) You have a talent for picking songs that I either know very little about or don't know at all! Thank you so much for sharing, my cherished friend. It is pouring rain here in Montreal right now but I don't mind if it means keeping the humidity at bay. :)

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    1. Hi, dear Linda! Welcome to my Countdown party! You got zero right? Do you know what that means? It means that you take over sole possession of second place in the competition. Congratulations! :) As I have described it to others, I did not pick these songs - they picked me. You see, these songs in my countdown are the records that were played most often on the Shady Dell jukebox during the mid 60s.

      I hope you enjoyed your visit this morning, dear friend Linda. Thank you very much for coming!

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  4. Dear Shady,

    Oh my, it appears as if I am lyrically challenged. The only two I knew were The Buckinghams and Wilson Pickett songs.

    Now I'd heard the Scott McKenzie song before, but the only lyrics I've ever remembered from that tune was the refrain "When you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear flowers in your hair." It was a pretty song, but not one I ever sang along with.

    And I have to admit that I have never heard the other two songs before.

    It's easy to forget just how much music got made back then and just how diverse the demographic was. There was a large population of people listening to things like Sinatra, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Steve and Eydie Gourmet, Montavani, Engelbert Humperdink, Tom Jones, etc, etc. And then there was all the Grand Ole Opry music. There was blues and jazz as well. All of this at the same time music was being made for the younger generations-folk, pop and rock. It was quite a cauldron of sound in those days.

    I think we were pretty lucky to have had so much to choose from and to be influenced by.

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    1. Hi, dear Anne! Thank you very much for coming to my latest platter party! If you correctly guessed two of the songs from the word clues, then you, my friend, have forged into the lead! :) It stands to reason that someone like you would know the two most soulful songs in the set.

      Yessum, popular music was exploding in all directions in the mid 60s and the records contained in the Shady Dell jukebox were evidence of it. The Dell soundtrack of the mid 60s was a diverse mix of R&B, Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Sunshine Pop, British, folk-rock, garage and psychedelic sounds plus a few vocal group doo-wop oldies left over from the 50s. Dell rats embraced all types of music and discovered quite a few B side gems, many of which became big Dell hits and are included on this Top 200 survey of mine.

      Thank you again, dear friend Anne, for dropping by for a chat. I hope you are feeling well and that you will enjoy the rest of your day and week!

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  5. Boo hoo - failed miserably! The only one I knew was San Francisco. Is living in Europe a decent excuse? (1965-1969). When do those remedial classes start? You really know your music, Shady. Kudos!

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    1. Hi, dear Debbie the Doglady! You say that you flunked the quiz? I'm so sorry. However, if you correctly guessed one of the songs, then I have good news for you. You are tied for second place! :)

      You were living in Europe in the mid and late 60s? How exciting! It would explain why you missed some of the songs that became popular in the U.S. during that period.

      Registration begins at once for my summer remedial classes so please sign up a.s.a.p. :)

      Thank you very much for coming to the party, dear friend Debbie, and have a great day!

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    2. Hahaha! Only one right and tied for second place? Okay then I don't feel so bad. ☺ Yes, I'm an "Army Brat", born in Germany (German mother, Canadian/German father). We moved back and forth a few times and the last stint was 1965-69. Our playlists were a little different.

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    3. Hi again, Debbie! It wasn't until recently that I began to educate myself a little about pop music produced in the 60s in the UK and other parts of Europe. My research has opened up a whole new world of terrific recordings and I have been presenting many of them on SDMM over the last couple of years with much more to come.

      Thank you again for keeping the conversation going, dear Debbie. You are an interesting friend and I am glad I found you!

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    4. Oh yes, there was some great music in Europe back then! It's my pleasure to keep our conversations going, Shady. Music is always a fascinating subject. ☺ BTW, I stumbled upon your "Shady Del Knight Unmasked" post the other day and left you a comment. Nice to know more about you.

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    5. Hi, Debbie! Thanks for letting me know that you left a comment on my back pages. I don't use blog moderation and I wasn't aware that you had posted something back there. I'll go check it out immediately and I appreciate your interest in my life. Once again you are proving yourself to be an extraordinary friend. I'm very thankful that we discovered each other's blogs when we did and that we now have an opportunity to get to know each other. Okay, I'm going to that old post now.

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  6. Hi Shady - I totally guessed at three - the others I could probably guess at too - but I really am satisfied to be a 'Licensed lyrical lover.' It sounds cool, Mr. K.

    Have a great week, my friend.

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    1. Hi, dear Dixie! Thanks for coming my friend! If you correctly guessed three out of five of these Dell songs, then you have taken over the lead. The way these contests go it might be insurmountable! :)

      Thank you for coming over and testing your musical knowledge today, dear friend Dixie. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  7. Well, Shady,

    Mercy Mercy Mercy - none right for me once again. I did recognize the first three songs but I guess when I was 5,6, or 7 I didn't sing along. I must have just danced and hummed like I'm doing now!

    Have a great week and happy Father's Day!

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    1. Hi, Toni! Thank you very much for attending my latest Countdown party. The first three records listed are ones most people would know. The Mysterians' "Midnight Hour," which follows Wilson Pickett in the countdown, is not the same song as famous Pickett hit. It's an entirely different song, the B side of "96 Tears." That killer bee was loved by Dell rats and played nearly as often as the A. "She Drives Me Out of My Mind" was the follow-up to "Double Shot," the signature song and biggest hit for The Swingin' Medallions.

      Thanks again for playing. dear friend Toni. I wish you and your family a happy Father's Day as well!

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  8. Okay, you are excellent at picking out songs I don't know the words to. That said-

    Did not know the ? and M song. I cannot stand 96 Tears, but this was FAR better.

    Didn't know the Swinging Medallions, but (don't take this wrong, I REALLY like this song) it sounds like 1910 Fruitgum Company doing Double Shot Of My Baby's Love.

    Love the Buckinghams, rarely hear Mercy. My favorite version of this song.

    Time to look for the Medallions on Spotify!

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    1. Hi, Chris! Thanks for poppin' in for a look and a listen, good buddy! I'm happy to know you found a couple of new tunes that you like. Isn't "Midnight Hour" cool though? You have the ears of a genuine Dell rat. I'm also glad you dig the bubblegummy frat rock 45 by The Swingin' Medallions. It only reached #71 on Billboard but was played heavily on the Dell jukebox in the late summer and fall of '66. It also pleases me that you like "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," the cool blue-eyed soul number by the Buckinghams.

      Hey, thanks again for playing, good buddy Chris, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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  9. I didn't get a single one. Then again, I'm more for recent music and don't know many songs older than the 60's.

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    1. Hi, Alex! Thanks for dropping by, good buddy! Don't feel bad about getting a goose egg on the test. Zero is the average score and I'm grading on a curve, so you still get a B+. :) It's difficult even for me, the author of the post, to associate these few lyrics with the songs. If we were really playing Name That Tune and I could have played the first few notes of each record, I'm sure you would have known a few. Stay tuned throughout the year as my Dell countdown continues toward #1!

      Have a great day, Alex!

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  10. As usual, I'm batting 0. I guess that means I dance and hum.

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    1. Hi, Robin! Thank you very much for coming, dear friend!

      Oh, NO! You scored a zero? That's AOK. You have plenty of company and you still have plenty of time to pull up your grade point average on subsequent quizzes. It's not your fault that you were born light years after these records were riding the chart and playing on the Dell jukebox. At the very least I hope you enjoyed a tune or two while you were here and I thank you again for coming!

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  11. Hi Shady! I think I missed a previous post and I sure want to apologize...I've been a bit behind in many things lately! Anyway, I got one right...(I'm blushing of course) but after listening to the choices I actually remembered The Buckinghams and of course Wilson Pickett...but Scott Mckenzie had me smiling because I hear that song on Sirius 60's on 6 in the OR every Monday and Thursday. The video sure brings back the feeling of the 60's along with that song that made me think all was peace and love back in 1967 in California. But we know that more than love was being passed around back then and it wasn't all flowers either. I was 14 in '67 and looking back I'm not sure my generation had any new explanations...and now that I'm 62 I'm sure we didn't..not any that would last or work or prevent wars. But you can't blame the music for not trying to bring a better world to light....because we were the young generation and we had something to say..hey, hey...Ok, I'll quit "Monkeeing" around! I did see a look alike Eddy in the video by the way! Have a good week!

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    1. Hi, dear YaYa! Thank you very much for coming back to me! I was afraid you had joined the mass exodus. :) I thought maybe you took the last train to Clarksville. :) Thanks for reassuring me. All I really want to know is this: Will you still need me, will you still feed me when you're 64? :)

      Well, if you got one right on this quiz then you're in the running for at least the bronze medal. I agree that the Scott McKenzie video brought it all back alive. I think the guy in movie The Graduate had a new explanation. I'm talkin' about the adult guest at the grad party who took Benjamin aside and uttered that profound word of wisdom: "Plastics." :)

      Thank you ever so much for sticking with me, dear friend YaYa, I hope to see the REAL Eddy on your blog in the near future. I miss him! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  12. Zero
    Zilch
    Nada
    I knew I recognized San Francisco, but I couldn't think of the title and the rest of the words. I wore a pink flower in my hair when I visited San Francisco. That was a great trip, in so many ways.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Hi, dear Janie! Thank you very much for coming to play Name That Tune!

      You wrote:

      << I wore a pink flower in my hair when I visited San Francisco >>

      SO DID I !!!!!

      Well, I'm so sorry you flunked another test, dear friend. I think you need a good tutoring. Summer school starts soon and I hope to see your face in the place.

      Please hug Franklin, get some sleep and we'll resume all this craziness again tomorrow. Thanks again, Janie!

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    2. I want to see a photo of you with your pink flower. I bet you were a cutie.

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    3. WERE a cutie? I'm wearing my pink flower at this very moment!

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    4. Where's the picture? C'mon. I bet you look sweet.

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    5. I've always listened to a lot of music, and I love to sing. I don't understand why these songs that I should know don't register with me.

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    6. It's because you're light years younger than me/I, Janie. I've discovered that as little as ten years age difference can make a big difference in the music a person knows and likes.

      You are a young whippersnapper - a member of the "Hip-Hop Generation." :)

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  13. I certainly remember all those songs, but I couldn't guess a one of them with the lyric snippets. I've never been one to pick up on and remember lyrics very well which is strange because I enjoy writing songs. You'd think I'd be more word oriented but for me it's the music that matters most.

    Some great memories with these songs.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Road trippin' with A to Z
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Hi, Lee! Thanks for coming, good buddy! Song lyrics weren't tremendously important to me and my friends back in the Dell daze. If we weren't sure we simply made up our own words. What mattered most was the record's overall feel, the sound, the production, the impact and the danceability. Until I looked them up I didn't know most of the song lyrics I'm using in these countdown quizzes.

      I'm happy to know that these recordings triggered fond memories, Lee, and once again I thank you for being here. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  14. Hello Shady,

    Returning a NIL score, except for the San Francisco song if you had of posted the obvious snippet :) I only listen to the Top 40 now and in the past so since these other tunes didn't reach the dizzy heights of Chart Topping songs, I had no chance - one song from the 60's which resonates with me is Bobby Goldsboro's " Honey "(1968).

    That's all for now

    cheers

    Allie-Millie

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    1. Hi, dear Allie-Millie! Welcome back, my dear friend. I've been missing you! :) "San Francisco" seems to be the one most people are able to guess. It's the highest charting record of the bunch and it's arguably the most enduring, recalling the Summer of Love of 1967. The Buckinghams record did well on the U.S. chart, finishing at #5 and Wilson Pickett's "Funky B-way" reached the top 10. "Midnight Hour" is the B side of the #1 hit "96 Tears" by the Mysterians. "She Drives Me...Mind" is the lowest charting record in this group at #71. Shady's Law states that a record's chart performance has absolutely nothing to do with its quality or greatness.

      I am very happy to be able to introduce you to some of my favorite U.S. artists and recordings, dear friend Allie-Millie, and I am getting an education from you about artists and recordings that were and are popular in Australia. Thank you very much for coming and I'll see you again soon!

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    2. Some of the lines from San Francisco amuse me now, such as "in the streets of San Francisco, you're gonna meet some gentle people there." The people are fine as long as you can dodge the homeless folks who need mental health care. They break my heart, but some of them are scary. Allie-Millie's mention of Honey amuses me. That song was so popular, and it's about a young wife who has died. Creepy!

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    3. << "in the streets of San Francisco, you're gonna meet some gentle people there." >>

      Michael Douglas, maybe, but Karl Malden? Gimme a break! :)

      Notice I avoided mentioning Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey" in my first reply? As I recall, the first Mrs. Shady liked that one but I didn't. I'd rather laugh than cry. I guess you could say I'm a "Baby Let Me Bang Your Box" kinda guy. :)

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  15. I only got one right--San Francisco (but I never could have told you who the group was). But you made me search on youtube for 96 Tears (which is the one I remember of theirs and now sounds revengeful and petty--lol!) and In The Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett. I had never heard their Midnight Hour song or that last one She Drives Me Out Of My Mind. Must not have played here in the Upper Midwest because I was glued to the radio from the age of about ten (when did the Locomotion and the Name Game come out?) till many years after I left home at 17.

    This is the first time I actually got one! LOL! :)

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    1. Hi, dear Rita! Hi, Kitty Kat Karma! Thank you both for coming down for an invigorating game of Name That Tune. If you got one right you have pulled up your G.P.A. and I applaud you! :) It always makes me happy when my posts inspire you to do some digging on your own. To answer your questions, Little Eva's monster hit "The Loco-Motion," was popular in July and August of 1962. The Shirley Ellis hit "The Name Game" was popular in the early weeks of 1965.

      Thank you again for joining the party, dear friend Rita. Please give Karma a big hug for me and enjoy the rest of your week!

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    2. Ah! Little Eva! That was the first 45 I ever purchased--The Locomotion. So, I was ten when I started listening to the radio all the time. I was right. There are certain songs I remember from those first few years I was glued to my pink and white plastic radio every night while I did homework--The Wanderer, It's My Party, My Boyfriend"s Back, Judy's Turn To Cry, Johnny Angel, The Twist, Soldier Boy, Candy Girl, Watusi, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Crying In the Rain, I Will Follow Him, Sherry, Johnny Get Angry, She's a Fool, He Kissed Me, Moon River (my mom played this and Fever on repeat on the new high fidelity stereo), Town Without Pity, Venus, Leader of The Pack...so many of these songs now bug the heck out of me when I listen to the lyrics. We were taught to dote on the boys and be grateful they even looked at you or talked to you, etc. It was a man's world when I was growing up. I could really relate to Mad Men when it came on--LOL!

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    3. Hi again, dear Rita! Wow, what a terrific comment! Most of the hits you listed here were popular in the pre-Beatles years of 1962 and 1963. That's around the time that I became "glued" to the radio, too. (I was 12 and 13 those years.) I became such a fanatic that I collected my local top 40 radio station's top tunes surveys and memorized them. I even carried my transistor radio and earpiece with me and listened (or tried to) as I mowed the lawn! (LOL) My mother loved Peggy Lee and frequently played her 1958 hit "Fever."

      Thank you again for the return visit and wonderful comment here, Rita. I love it when you share your memories with me. Please smooch Karma and have a great day!

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    4. OMG! Yes! My transistor radio! I never went anywhere without it. In the Fridley tornadoes in 1964 I left my purse to save my guinea pigs (was at the Jr. High Science Fair and watched the roof blow off in sections). Never found my purse and my precious transistor radio--but it turned out insurance paid for an even nicer one with a real leather cover!! Oh, I loved that one even better and carried it with me the rest of high school everywhere I went. Ah! Memories. :)

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    5. My goodness, that must have been a frightening experience. I hope you were able to save your guinea pigs. The closest I ever got to a tornado was seeing a waterspout that formed over Tampa Bay shortly after I moved here in 1984. The thing headed directly toward me as I stood on the balcony of my apartment. I was so awestruck that I couldn't even move. Luckily it lifted back into the sky before it reached me.

      Think of the vast difference in the sound quality of music we listened to back then on our tinny transistor radios and cheap record players compared to today's state of the art technology. Yet, we loved it. We enjoyed ourselves and that's all that really matters.

      Thanks again, dear Rita!

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  16. I'm a big zero. I can whistle, though.

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    1. Hi, dear Susie! Thank you very much for attending this all important event - my countdown of the 200 Greatest Hits of the Shady Dell. I hope you didn't get carpal tunnel after writing such a long comment. :)

      * You got a big fat zero?
      * No job?
      * Bad credit?
      * No credit?
      * NO PROBLEM!

      I'm still awarding you a merit badge just for showing up! :) I don't know if whistling is permitted. I need to check the rule book and I'll get back to you.

      Thank you again for playing Name That Tune (or not), and have a great day, dear friend Susie!

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  17. I'm glad that tornado didn't lift you up off that balcony! I've been through a hurricane in Florida (I slept through most of it) but not a tornado.

    Naturally, I couldn't guess a song. Lol I thought the Frisco one was maybe 'Aquarius'. Nope!

    I know all these songs. Two are special favorites of mine: San Francisco and Mercy, Mercy, Mercy. I wanted to go to San Francisco so much when i was a teen but I was too young to run off. I knew my father would get the police and come find me! So, it was a dream to go live there.

    I have gone through San Francisco many times on the way to Disneyland. My mom and sister got us lost on those streets two times. The signs aren't all that clear. When we moved down to California when I was 6, my father lost his wallet. It had all our money in the world in it. We had visited Golden Gate Bridge that day. We prayed to God and went back to the bridge and there was the wallet on the sidewalk. The money was even sticking out! God protected it for us. I'll never forget that day since I had never seen my father so frightened.

    Thanks for the memories. That song still moves me. the Love Child era had good ideas behind it and I think contributed to the end of the Vietnam War. Our generation hated that war and protested it. It would have gone on without us I think.

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    1. Hi, dear Belle! Thank you very much for coming down to experience this segment of my countdown and to play Name That Tune. I'm sorry you got a failing grade but, as always, you passed the friendship test with flying colors. :)

      Thank you for sharing these stories about your youth and your father's close call. It seems like a small miracle that he retraced his steps and found his wallet still stuffed with the family's desperately needed cash! An episode like that can restore your faith in humanity.

      Whenever Scott McKenzie's "San Francisco" played on the radio or on the jukebox at the Shady Dell, I wished I was there to experience the place and the people for myself. By the time that record was fading from the chart, Eric Burdon and the Animals were singing about warm "San Franciscan Nights." Earlier in the year Lesley Gore had enticed us by singing about those warm "California Nights." 1967 was indeed a year when millions of kids yearned to be California bound.

      Just yesterday I was going through my image gallery and came across a picture of you as a teenager. As you recall I used it more than four years ago in a post counting down your top 10 favorite songs. It brought tears to my eyes to see that picture of you, Belle, and to know how much you and I have been through in our lives and how we came to be great friends through blogging. I just reviewed that old post and found a second one that I published shortly afterward. I have the URLs for each post listed below. Please take a couple of minutes and look at those old posts and re-experience them with me. Scroll down the list of people who commented on those two posts. For one reason or another they are all gone now - all except for you and Dell Rat Jerre. I want you to imagine how much it means to me, dear sweet Belle, to know that you have stood by me all these years. Your loyal friendship means the world to me. I treasure you! God bless!

      http://shadydell.blogspot.com/2011/01/belles-best-ex-california-girltrophy.html

      http://shadydell.blogspot.com/2011/03/belle-ringers-10-greatest-songs-of-all.html

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  18. I just dance and hum along, haha. Hope your week is going well my friend!

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    1. Hi, dear Ashton! Oh NO, another zero! Well, I suppose I couldn't expect you to stay up all night cramming for the test when you have a baby to keep you busy. :) I hope you enjoyed these tunes and I thank you very much for coming, dear friend Ashton!

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  19. Thanks for your kind words, Shady. I went back and looked at the blogs and I definitely remember them. I see the copyright people have been deleting songs. Well, they have the right to do that.

    I'm going to listen to a few that are on there right now! Yes, bloggers do come and go but what is nice is that there are new bloggers visiting your blog now. It is wonderful to meet such interesting and nice people. Love and hugs, Belle

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    1. Hi, Belle! Thanks for going back and reviewing those old posts with me. On YouTube, as on Blogger, people come and go. Some of those videos might have disappeared from my posts because people closed their accounts or because their accounts were suspended. For example, I once had 60-some videos uploaded on my YouTube channel for use here on the blog, videos that I spent many hours editing. Years went by without any problems until one day a year ago I received a warning message from Y/T telling me that a copyright claim had been issued on one of my uploads and that it had been removed. Y/T informed me I now have one strike against me and if I got three strikes my account would be suspended. Worried that might happen at any time, I voluntarily removed dozens of videos that I had already used on SDMM over the years and kept only a few of the rarest ones. The songs you listed as favorites, the ones that have been removed from my posts, are popular and should still be available, uploaded since that time by other You/Tubers.

      Thank you again for keeping this wonderful connection with me all these years, dear friend Belle! God bless you!

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  20. I did not know any of the song titles by the lyrics and I only recognized one song, San Fransisco, but that's such a widely familiar tune. So, I just danced and hummed along, but what I was really thinking, "Gee, I need to get the 60s Music Guide for Dummies!" I like to think the reason I didn't know these is because I was born in 1961, but I'm afraid I might have trouble no matter what decade you choose. Fun post, Shady!

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    1. Hi, dear Cathy! Thank you very much for dropping in to play Name That Tune with me. You are not alone. A score of zero is par for the course and earns you a solid B+ on my grading curve.. :)

      To my surprise I have found that there's a significant "generation gap" between people my age and people only ten years younger. By the time you were paying attention to Bread, for example, I was already out of my teens and buying oldies but goodies from the 50s and early 60s.

      I hope you had some fun today and learned a little about these classic Dell songs of mine. Thank you very much for coming, dear friend Cathy, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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  21. I flunked this musical knowledge test. :P

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    1. ...but you passed the friendship test with flying colors, dear Lux. Thank you very much for coming by!

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  22. Yup I dance and hum along:) I rarely understand the lyrics so I knew I would be bad at this. I know the songs though:)

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    1. Hi again, dear BB! I'm glad you recognized these songs after hearing them and I hope you found a tune or two to your liking. Thank you very much for the double comment today. You are a great friend, Birgit. Bless you!

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  23. Wooooo i did accept the mission, and I did get one!! She Drives Me Out of My Mind, oh baby baby.
    These are fun! And i was familiar with one or two of the other tunes, but those were just the tunes, mostly. Remembering lyrics is a bit harder for me. And i'm still learning so many more! Keep 'em coming, Shady, hope your June is wonderful.

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