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Offline Brinybay

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Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« on: March 26, 2010, 05:05:20 AM »
Just for the fun of it, how many can we find?  I came across this odd-ball one at a thrift store.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il3w4V0WX0A
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Re: Chloe's on the phone.
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010, 07:21:39 AM »
Holy cow, I have that record, too.  :o

We're gonna have to find you a record player from the '40s or '50s, to save your records from the steel needles, though.  Yikes.
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Re: Chloe's on the phone.
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2010, 06:00:30 PM »
The needles are designed to wear out after one play.  I'm not a vintage record collector, all of them I've acquired at thrift stores.  But yes, I'd like to get a half-way decent phonograph to play some of the better ones on.  The Victrola I got is for the 10s-30s sounds.
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Re: Chloe's on the phone.
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010, 06:40:20 PM »
I have seen some modern phonographs that use a hi-tech "needle. The sell for around $80. For about 300 you can get one that plays the record and burns it to CD.

These were at Target around Christmas.

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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2010, 08:53:24 PM »
The $80 one would be my choice.  $300 would get me a nice phone.  I've never owned an audio system because I don't listen to music that much at home, but always wanted an old working Victrola.  My first choice was one of those table-top models with the big horns, but found out they're are prohibitively expensive.

But, my intent with this thread was recordings/songs that refer to a phone, so I renamed it so as not to get off-topic.
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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2010, 09:36:38 PM »
You can also find sapphire-tipped, straight-shank needles that will add a measure of safety to playing records on an acoustic machine.  The main problem is the extreme weight of the tonearm and soundbox. 

Back to phone songs, how could we forget the most famous performance of this particular number?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HAjhtPZGDY
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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2010, 09:43:31 PM »
I have that record. Great song!
How about "My lady of the telephone" on Edison BA cylinder record?
"On the telephone, I can hear you.. And, it seems my own, that I'm near you...
You're as haunting as can be..
You are ever haunting me....
Even in my dreams you are calling,
with a voice that seems so enthralling..
And, I love but, you alone, my lady on the telephone!"
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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2010, 09:50:31 PM »
Here's the "phone related" song I know... That must be a 302 bell sound in there even though my 302 doesn't ring that pitch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaCLxyvcKiU
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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2010, 09:57:57 PM »
Here's the "phone related" song I know... That must be a 302 bell sound in there even though my 302 doesn't ring that pitch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaCLxyvcKiU

That's the one I was trying to remember!  I knew one of those big-band guys did a song with a phone number in it, but couldn't remember who.  I thought it was Benny Goodman.
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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2010, 07:15:03 AM »
I think of three, but they're more recent.

Beechwood 4-5789 - The Marvelettes
Lonesome 7-7203 - Hackshaw Hawkins
As Soon as I hang up the phone - Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty
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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2010, 10:46:29 AM »
Has anyone mentioned a big band favorite titled "Pennsylvania six-Three-Five Hundred"?
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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2010, 11:33:43 AM »
Has anyone mentioned a big band favorite titled "Pennsylvania six-Three-Five Hundred"?
Bill Cahill

I think you mean Glenn Miller's Pennsylvania 6 Five Thousand. The phone number of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PEnnsylvania_6-5000

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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2010, 12:00:36 PM »
That is the song GusHerb posted in Reply #7 above (or below - whichever way you look at the forum).


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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2010, 02:17:41 PM »
Jim Reeves - He'll Have to Go.  Here's Jim singing the song in an actual phone booth.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvlUrNRRE4E
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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2010, 02:50:31 PM »
Great song, Bingster.  I think someone posted that once before.  It's a golden oldie.

For you Parrot Heads here's Jimmy Buffett.  If the Phone Doesn't Ring.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6Oh7NVuwEk
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