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Re: Telephone Songs!
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2013, 09:15:33 PM »
Here's the Off=topic part of it - nothing to do with phones, but probably my favorite of all songs:

Electric Night Orchestra Roll Over Bethoven:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgcKhqlFz4Q

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Re: Telephone Songs!
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2013, 09:54:52 PM »
Memphis, Tennessee - Chuck Berry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrbPlr4Ws

(Sorry for the telephone content!) ;)

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Re: Telephone Songs!
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2013, 09:55:28 PM »
We had a similar discussion back in March of 2010..............

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=2410.15

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Re: Telephone Songs!
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2013, 10:16:04 PM »
Dennis,

     Thanks for the link! I saw several really obvious ones that I not only grew up with, and love, but also have right here, on this very computer, that have not been brought up yet...

     I guess only wine gets better with age, eh? ;) And telephones, of course! ;D

Best regards!

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Re: Telephone Songs!
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2013, 11:22:26 PM »
      Since it's apparently safe to be off-topic, in an off-topic topic:(whew!), ;) May I present this for your consideration: ;)

      Any phone lover, of any age, should enjoy these. Especially those of us old enough to remember this day and age of telephony...(and humour). :D

     Scads more available on the www. Point and click. Laugh. Repeat. Ad infinitum. ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9e3dTOJi0o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QXImeSp8Xw

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Terrence





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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2013, 07:08:07 AM »
Terrence, those are Classic clips.  I'm old enough to remember when her performance was on the Rowan & Martin Laugh-In show back int he late 60's.  Here's another discussion about those videos from 2011.  There may be more discussions here about her and the "phone company".

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5021.15

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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2013, 03:13:23 PM »
Terrence, those are Classic clips.  I'm old enough to remember when her performance was on the Rowan & Martin Laugh-In show back int he late 60's.  Here's another discussion about those videos from 2011.  There may be more discussions here about her and the "phone company".

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5021.15

Dennis,

     Glad you enjoyed them as much as I did.

     I, too, remember watching Rowan & Martin Laugh-in, among others, when they were new. ("Verrrrrrrrryyyy Interrrressstink!") ;)

     I found another link that has 6 tracks of the original LP, "This is a Recording"; I hope everybody has a good laugh!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=G0l9fE2RAj8&feature=endscreen

     Best regards,

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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2013, 07:48:16 PM »
this is a song which deals with phonecalls in genaral, by ruben & the jets..............http://tinyurl.com/paru4b9

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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2013, 08:11:22 PM »
        
"Under My Wheels" Alice Cooper

The telephone is ringing you got me on the run I'm driving in my car now anticipating fun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Df_ysnobc
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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2014, 12:18:31 AM »
Thought it was about time to add another track;

Foreigner - Love on the Telephone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vKzVAm28wI
(Better versions are available elsewhere (especially on vinyl!!), like on Spotify... ;D )

I've rather gotten into Foreigner recently, mostly due to Grand Theft Auto 5 having "Dirty white boy" on one of the in-game radio stations, and just for the heck of it, here's Dirty white boy too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oRkuo2Wp7E

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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2014, 02:43:12 AM »
Young Lust - Pink Floyd (has actual recording of conversation with operator attempting to complete call)
Chantilly Lace - J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson (lyric is mostly one side of a telephone conversation)
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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #41 on: March 09, 2015, 04:55:06 PM »
Here is a rare Classic:  Jimmie Dodd (of the Mouseketeers) singing The Telephone Song, circa 1956.

Because the Forum does not allow direct uploads of MP3 files, I have inserted it into this ZIP file.  Simply download the ZIP, extract the MP3, and enjoy!

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Re: Recordings and songs that refer to a phone.
« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2015, 06:53:53 PM »
I read through and a lot of the ones I thought of were already posted, but I came up with a couple...

Kraftwerk's The Telephone Call
Sort of an 'unplugged version of Sylvia's Mother.
Wilson Pickett's 634-5789
The Flying Burrito Brothers' Christine' Tune
(about 2/3 through: 'Her number always turns up in your pocket; Whenever you are looking for a dime;  It's allright to call her...')

The Orlons - Don't Hang Up
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Re: Telephone Songs!
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2015, 08:54:51 PM »
Operator by The Grateful Dead. 

Operator, can you help me, help me if you please.
Give me the right area code and the number that I need.
My rider left upon the Midnight Flyer,
Singin' like a summer breeze.

I think she's somewhere down South, down about Baton Rouge,
But I just can't remember no number, a number I can use.
Directory don't have it, central done forgot it,
I've gotta find a number to use.

Trying to check out her number, trying to run down her line.
Operator said that's priv'ledged information,
And it ain't no business of mine.
It's floodin' down in Texas, poles are out in Utah,
Gotta find a private line.

She could be hangin' 'round the steel mill,
Working in a house of blue lights.
Riding a getaway bus out of Portland, talking to the night.
I don't know where she's going, I don't care where she's been,
Long as she's doin' it right. Long as she's doin' it right.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id0HUt4eNkU


  How about ,   Memphis Tennessee   by Chuck Berry !


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Re: Telephone Songs!
« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2015, 01:25:39 AM »

  How about ,   Memphis Tennessee   by Chuck Berry !

How about it?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft2MbCpmYUI
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