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    It's Friday - music again - songs your parents sang around the house

    Videos might be a little harder this time, but my father loved to sing - couldn't sing but loved to sing. These I remember:



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    Re: It's Friday - music again - songs your parents sang around the house

    Mother and her two younger sisters would sing Andrews Sisters songs sounding like the originals. Grew up with many Stereo LP's of song tracks from Broadway shows and movies of the time. Flower Drum Song, Oklahoma!, South Pacific... The Old Man didn't sing much but would occasionally sing: "Casey got hit with a bucket of s*** and the band played on..."
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    Re: It's Friday - music again - songs your parents sang around the house

    My Dad never sang, but he played a lot of "air trumpet" while listening to Harry James records. Mom just hummed tues around the house, but noting in particular stands out in my memory.
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    Re: It's Friday - music again - songs your parents sang around the house

    My mother played piano and sang but her lyrics were always wrong. Mostly tunes from the 1930s; Gershwin, etc.

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    Re: It's Friday - music again - songs your parents sang around the house

    My dad played guitar and sang in the evenings, here are a couple I remember:
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    My mom sang along to Judy Garland and the Camelot from records playing on the console stereo.

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    Re: It's Friday - music again - songs your parents sang around the house

    One of the few groups I've seen in person in 1959 or 1960. I doubt very much if my parents would have been singing either of these ditties around the house.
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    First time I heard Linda Ronstadt's "Different Drum" on the radio I thought my mom had a "secret life". Mom's singing voice was so similar it was shocking.
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    Re: It's Friday - music again - songs your parents sang around the house

    Your mom must have had a **** of a voice.

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    Re: It's Friday - music again - songs your parents sang around the house

    Indeed she did. And her two younger sisters, as well. Three-part harmony was a common thing at their get-togethers. Andrews Sisters or McGuire Sisters songs were not unusual. Dad made recordings on reel-to-reel tapes, unfortunately those are long lost. Would love to have those now.

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