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Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs

It was so fantastic to be dancing with a girl you had a crush on when some fantastic slow song would start playing, you'd ask her do you want to dance? sure she says, your heart starts beating faster, mid dance she puts her hand on the back of your neck, you almost get dizzy, she seems to pull you closer, the song is perfect for this most romantic moment, What the name of this perfect song?
Till Then?
Image of a Girl?
Lavender Blue?
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/09 15:30:30 (permalink)
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/09 15:43:46 (permalink)
    One Summer Night ~ The Danleers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT4LJxBBaF0
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/09 16:45:44 (permalink)

    OH MAN CTF-----it's the same slow stuff I dance to today. 
    I dance a litle slower to the slow stuff now though. 

    Chewing old boy, U could not have danced to Lavender Blue and Till Then
    at the same time I did ----1946 was B4 your time. 

    Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly by Margaret Whiting and

    Till Then by the Mills Brothers

    Those were my songs with Gerry Reese------slow, slow, slow !!!!
    MAN SHE WAS CUTE !!! -----
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/09 17:12:54 (permalink)
    Color My World  by Chicago.
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/09 17:39:00 (permalink)
    the ancient mariner

    OH MAN CTF-----it's the same slow stuff I dance to today. 
    I dance a litle slower to the slow stuff now though. 

    Chewing old boy, U could not have danced to Lavender Blue and Till Then
    at the same time I did ----1946 was B4 your time. 

    Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly by Margaret Whiting and

    Till Then by the Mills Brothers

    Those were my songs with Gerry Reese------slow, slow, slow !!!!
    MAN SHE WAS CUTE !!! -----

     
    Ancient One, Sammy Turner, Lavender Blue
    Till Then, was done in the late 50's early 60's by some group I can't recall, The Monotones or some such
    Just googled Till then...The Classics
    post edited by chewingthefat - 2010/08/09 17:46:15
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/09 17:42:53 (permalink)
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsLrDmqquZs

    You ~ The Aquatones ~  April 1958

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Aquatones


    Great song, I LOVE Doo Wop!
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/09 17:50:59 (permalink)
    Babe - by Styx

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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/09 18:43:10 (permalink)
    "Till then " is way up there and several pieces by the Platters. 
     
    But does anyone remember a group named "Tom, Dick and Jimmy?"  They had an LP that played briefly in the Dallas, TX area some where close to the 1970 New Year I think and I don't know their real names or if anything they recorded ever  charted.   The main song on the album was similar to "If you loved me," and it was sensational, something like the Air Supply sound years later but without the strain in the lead voice.
     
    Man I'd like to get a copy of that LP today.
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/10 09:14:07 (permalink)
    Although I wasn't a teen until the 60's, at parties and dances in Brooklyn the doo wop of the 50's was still very prevalent, especially the slow songs. 

    "You Gave Me Peace of Mind" by the Spaniels is one I remember hearing at just about every teen dance or party I went to back then. 2 minutes and 45 seconds of The Slow Grind (either that or being told to leave room for the Holy Ghost...): 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDjPMwVgRFk
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/10 09:56:11 (permalink)
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    Although I wasn't a teen until the 60's, at parties and dances in Brooklyn the doo wop of the 50's was still very prevalent, especially the slow songs. 

    "You Gave Me Peace of Mind" by the Spaniels is one I remember hearing at just about every teen dance or party I went to back then. 2 minutes and 45 seconds of The Slow Grind (either that or being told to leave room for the Holy Ghost...): 

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

    I grew up in Yonkers but I never heard that Spaniels' song on the radio back then - this is the one song of theirs I will never forget:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egX9N8yOgaU

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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/10 12:23:39 (permalink)
    Cool Change- Little River Band

    Reunited- Peaches and Herb

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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/10 13:02:24 (permalink)
    It came out before I was a teen, but if I have to dance to Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight" ever again (especially at weddings), I'll cut my sack off. 
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/10 15:56:18 (permalink)
    <<I grew up in Yonkers but I never heard that Spaniels' song on the radio back then >>
     
    I don't think we ever heard it on the radio either, more like it was just one of those doo wop records that became popular after the fact. Another slow one I remember that was a regular at dances and parties was Deserie by The Charts.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b-CPRyAkNM
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/10 16:26:08 (permalink)
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    It was so fantastic to be dancing with a girl you had a crush on when some fantastic slow song would start playing, you'd ask her do you want to dance? sure she says, your heart starts beating faster, mid dance she puts her hand on the back of your neck, you almost get dizzy, she seems to pull you closer, the song is perfect for this most romantic moment, What the name of this perfect song?
    Till Then?
    Image of a Girl?
    Lavender Blue?

     
    Gee whiz, does that bring back erotic memories.  The time that I danced with the one I cared for at that time was so special, I do not even remember the song, tune and etc.
     
    That was 50 years ago for me and I can still remember the dance but no longer can remember the song.
     
    I do remember the girl.  I married her and the marriage lasted four months.  I hardly remember whose fault it was.  Probably both of ours as we were extremely immature.  I waited another six years before I remarried and our marriage lasted 43 years until my wife passed away.  I will never remarry although I have a very close friend.
     
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/10 16:31:46 (permalink)
    The first ever slow-dance for me... 1954, 7th grade, with 'Claudia'... the tune was  "EARTH ANGEL"  followed shortly after by "Silhouettes" and "Harlem Nocturne".  Or the Big Band sound of "Moonlight in Vermont"  And whoever did "Blue Velvet" had a winner in my book!

    A little later Santo and Johnny's "SLEEPWALK" (1959) was another favorite!

    I was a young teacher later when "Hey Jude" came out of the Beatles, but still young enough to dance to it when I could.
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/10 16:52:25 (permalink)
      "More than this" - Roxy Music
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/10 17:00:26 (permalink)
    "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Aaron Presley. No live Elvis but lyrics
    It was before dating, but I always was partial to "I Only Have Eyes For You" by the Flamingos. Video
    I still get goose bumps when I hear that song.
    I've watched lots of dancing to Harlem Nocturne but I never imagined dancing with someone to it. Viscounts version
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/20 20:06:05 (permalink)
    The real "slow drag" music (as my brothers called it) was around when I was a little girl, but growing up in a house wth two brothers who are six and eight years older than me, this music that they used to call Oldies But Goodies, was my music too. Even if it was just to listen to and sing with! The real slow dancing came later...
     
    These songs are still fantastic and very romantic to listen to!
     
    "To Make a Long Story Short" - Eddie & the Starlites
    "I Need Someone" - Lenny Welch (he also had a big hit with his version of "Since I Fell For You")
    "Sad Girl" - Jay Wiggins (1963)
    "Moonlight Cocktails" - Rivieras
    Any of these four by Lee Andrews & The Hearts: "I'm Sorry Pillow", "Long Lonely Nights", "Teardrops" or "Try The Impossible"
    "Oh, What a Night" - the Dells
    "In the Still of the Night" - 5 Satins
    "Tonite Tonite" - Mello-Kings (my brother Fred LOVED!!!! this song)
     
    Some of these may have been listed, but I know of and remember so many more. I think of my two big brothers, who are now 62 and 64, and I'm transported back to our livingroom when I was little, back to those wild parties when our parents weren't home! All that making out! I had no idea what the big deal was about that. LOL.
     
     
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/20 21:29:24 (permalink)
    Moon River by Andy Williams

    Blue Velvet ... Bobbie Vinton

    Red Roses for a Blue Lady by ???
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/20 22:38:34 (permalink)
    " Maybe" by the Chantells or anything by Tony Williams and the Platters
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/20 23:31:41 (permalink)
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    Lavender Blue?

    As in, Dilly dilly?
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/21 00:15:24 (permalink)
    Hey if you have Sirius satellite radio, Cousin Brucie is on several nights a week(channel 6) and you can relive the 50's and 60's...He's like a time machine to the past....Great sounds.Their Channel 5(50's) and channel 6(60's) plays about everything mentioned here...hell and Channel 4(40's) will cover everything else,like those Mills Brothers...oh and you young ones can here the 70's on 7....It costs...but non stop great music!!!! Oh yeah...and there's the Elvis Channel,which covers some other great slow ones"Are You Lonesome Tonight"
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/21 05:16:53 (permalink)
    Fell in love at age 17 while we danced to "Moonlight in Vermont" and "Canadian Sunset".
    Still married to her 53 years later------Don't ask me why!! I can't remember what I had for Breakfast!
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/21 07:33:11 (permalink)
    Unchained Melody  - Righteous Brothers
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/21 07:45:18 (permalink)
    This one was played almost continuously at my first teen party.
    The girl that was having the party said they forgot to bring the rest of the records.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3PSL1yXTL8
    It's been one of my favourites ever since.
    Funny, even after looking up the link and listening to it I had to go back again and listen to this one.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8clzAoyRYQ
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/21 07:46:10 (permalink)
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    Unchained Melody  - Righteous Brothers


    You beat me to it!
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/21 10:53:53 (permalink)

    Unchained Melody---Al Hibler with Duke Ellington
    Lavender Blue---Margaret Whiting
    Till Then---The Mills Brothers
    Moonlight Cocktails---Glenn Miller with the Modernaires
    I Only Have Eyes For You----Bing Crosby

    All from the '30s and 40s-------

    And then there was a Cartoon called

    "I Only Have Ice For You" and it was  sung by "The Iceman" (before refrigerators you see)-----those were the good old days. 

    By the way for those who don't remember it ---I know Michael of Hoffman and Ol' Seafarer John will-------in the 1880's there was a heat wave in NYCity----I think 14 days over 100 degrees---up to 110 at times---ice was delivered free, courtesy of the Governor---Theodore Roosevelt---we called him Teddy. 
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    Re:Slow dancing when you were a teen...the best songs 2010/08/21 11:32:47 (permalink)
    leethebard

    Hey if you have Sirius satellite radio, Cousin Brucie is on several nights a week(channel 6) and you can relive the 50's and 60's...He's like a time machine to the past....Great sounds.Their Channel 5(50's) and channel 6(60's) plays about everything mentioned here...hell and Channel 4(40's) will cover everything else,like those Mills Brothers...oh and you young ones can here the 70's on 7....It costs...but non stop great music!!!! Oh yeah...and there's the Elvis Channel,which covers some other great slow ones"Are You Lonesome Tonight"


    Agree on Sirius Radio, greatest thing to come along since Lady Gaga or Boy George!
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