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Today in Music History - January 18, 1947, “Rainbow at Midnight” by Ernest Tubb tops the Billboard Country chart

(Technically, it was the “Billboard Most Played Juke Box Folk Records” chart, which is a bit much this morning.)

I have always felt I’m not paying enough attention to country music - aside from the obvious things - when I make these blog posts. This year I hope to remedy that, because frankly (after listening to this song) I’ve been missing out on some greatness. I mean, this one song here sums up the post-WW2 feeling in the US like nothing I’ve ever heard…. And I think Randy Travis was listening to Ernest Tubbs at some point in his formative years.

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 SO PUT DOWN THAT CELLO
        AND GO GRAB THE BASS! ~ CAUSE WE’RE SWINGING HERE TONIGHT THIS AIN’T NO FANCY MUSIC PLACE~!

  • Sunny Afternoon
  • The Kinks
  • Rainbow Theatre, London - 12/24/77
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From a live BBC radio broadcast. They started out a little rough, this is the fifth song into the set, it gets way better (they have a horn section! And backup singers!) but they also got a little too loose and the songs got too long and the files got too big so tumblr won’t let me post them.

But if you can find Juke Box Music from London’s Rainbow Theatre on Christmas Eve, 1977, lend your ears to it.

Rules: You can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to. Put your music on shuffle, list the first 10 songs and tag 10 people.

I was tagged by @leatherpearlslace. Thank you! :D

  • House Of Fire by Alice Cooper
  • Sweet Virginia by The Rolling Stones
  • Blowin’ Free by Wishbone Ash
  • Songbird by Fleetwood Mac
  • This Old Routine by First Aid Kit
  • Mama Kin by Aerosmith
  • Solitude Is Bliss by Tame Impala
  • Juke Box Hero by Foreigner
  • Sad But True by Metallica
  • Rosalie by Thin Lizzy

I’m tagging anyone who wants to do this.

I was tagged by @give-peace-a-chance-98 to post the first ten songs that came up on shuffle for me. (Are you happy that I finally did a thing you tagged me in? :D )

Cigarette Daydreams - Cage The Elephant
Cocaine - Eric Clapton
Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step-Mother! - Sufjan Stevens
Witchy Woman - Eagles
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun - Pink Floyd
The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
Ol’ 55 - Eagles
Juke Box Hero - Foreigner
Roadhouse Blues - The Doors

Imma tag @dearprudence68 @historyoftheeagles @jimmypage-johnnylennon @justanotherdepressedhippie @partyofclowns and whoever else wants to do this tbh. Don’t bother if you’re not feeling it

One day, I shall purchase all of this @locallygrownabbean @acrylicavocado
@juke-box-frog

I just went to Watermelon Music with my Dad and I tried out an accordion. I turned out to be a prodigy (to my father) and now he has become quite serious on buying an accordion.It was pretty sickkkkkkkk The accordion was sadly $1000+ which is such a tragedy since it has been on the market for six year.

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Juke box hero! All time fav

Juke Box Blues by AsagiStilinski

Rating: General

Word Count: 3017

For weeks the guy has come in, put four or five bucks in the juke box, ate waffles and left without saying a word- even though he deliberately sits behind Derek every single time, that is, until one afternoon when absolutely everything changes

“Did you really just use my dollar to play ‘Let It Go’?”