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Armchair Disco - Bad Manners (B side of Can-Can). Borrow's from Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet 'Fantasy Overture'.

There's a tune the violins play at 7:45:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Od7gx3Dc-U

Listen to the organ melody in 'Disco' from 1.40:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qUZbkl9Xm8
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Madness: the title track of Keep Moving. I should say that this one is speculative, and the similarities maybe unconsciously done and coincidental.

The main riff in Keep Moving sounds like George Benson's 'On Broadway'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok__l1Acuwg

There's a little guitar quote from Sam & Dave's 'Soul Man' at 0.36.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OONO73EPMjk

Bedders varies the bassline as the song goes on and it has shades of Junior Walker's 'Walk In The Night'. JW is a sax player Lee Thompson has mentioned as a favourite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgjpOl55oQ4
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Another great post! thank you Imani - George Benson's "On broadway" is a beautiful inspiration and Madness does reflect the song- in a really cool "Madness" way : )

The bad Manners and Tchaikovsky post - is also spot on.

I always manage to do the same thing with your links : ) that is - all open at once/accidentally play at once and my family think a medical emergency has happened to the aged me......
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marigold wrote:
Another great post! thank you Imani - George Benson's "On broadway" is a beautiful inspiration and Madness does reflect the song- in a really cool "Madness" way : )

The bad Manners and Tchaikovsky post - is also spot on.

I always manage to do the same thing with your links : ) that is - all open at once/accidentally play at once and my family think a medical emergency has happened to the aged me......


Cheers Mary. Very Happy Actually, playing them all at once might lead to some interesting musical fusions. Must try that.

I was thinking today of posting a few more on this thread, as there's many more!
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Imani wrote:
Armchair Disco - Bad Manners (B side of Can-Can). Borrow's from Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet 'Fantasy Overture'.

There's a tune the violins play at 7:45:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Od7gx3Dc-U

Listen to the organ melody in 'Disco' from 1.40:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qUZbkl9Xm8


The organ throughout is also reminiscent of Time Is Tight by Booker T & The MGs, though I'm just pointing this out purely as a similarity.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fQhekre8ds

No kidding Imani! as someone with zero music theory/education - I especially look forward to your posts : ) and all of the links that then follow from your references!.........
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marigold wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fQhekre8ds

No kidding Imani! as someone with zero music theory/education - I especially look forward to your posts : ) and all of the links that then follow from your references!.........


I enjoyed that Hammond organ vid. Wouldn't surprise me if Booker T influenced the early Hammond-based sound of early Selecter records.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhwWGaYuRcc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzp8I-naJOg

I have always imagined Terry Hall's songs on a soundtrack -
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marigold wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhwWGaYuRcc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzp8I-naJOg

I have always imagined Terry Hall's songs on a soundtrack -


The key of each song is the same, without getting too musiciany about it, and it's spoken word, so I can see why you'll have heard a similarity.

I'd say that's the best track I've heard of the album, but let me scuttle over to the Encore thread to talk about it.
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marigold wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhwWGaYuRcc

I have always imagined Terry Hall's songs on a soundtrack -


One from the new album seems to re-ignite Terry's old passion for songs about travelling in specific weather conditions.

This was very poorly done by me.

https://youtu.be/j1ZvqeROsnI

BTW I love the Specials track I'm suggesting might have been partially influenced by another song.
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Riders on the Storm is in there alright.
I was reminded of these two after a first listen:

The Doors - Ghost Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgZcGh92qLQ

and Wolfgang Press - Eleven Years
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t3-QYgGFu4
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Nice one, Wally and Pledge! Sorry for the delay in responding.
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The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvzNeh4Mq1o

"I Only Have Eyes for You" is a popular romantic love song by composer Harry Warren and lyricist Al Dubin, written in 1934 for the film Dames where it was introduced by Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler. According to Billboard magazine, the song was a #2 hit for Ben Selvin in 1934.


Irma Thomas - anyone who knows what love is (will understand)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5PUa4CuO8A

written by: jeannie seeley, judith arbuckle, pat sheeran, randy newman
produced by: eddie ray
imperial (records) 1964
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marigold wrote:
The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvzNeh4Mq1o

"I Only Have Eyes for You" is a popular romantic love song by composer Harry Warren and lyricist Al Dubin, written in 1934 for the film Dames where it was introduced by Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler. According to Billboard magazine, the song was a #2 hit for Ben Selvin in 1934.


Irma Thomas - anyone who knows what love is (will understand)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5PUa4CuO8A

written by: jeannie seeley, judith arbuckle, pat sheeran, randy newman
produced by: eddie ray
imperial (records) 1964


Good spot... those two are very similar.
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