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drsmoke02

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favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sat, 03/25/06 2:02 PM (permalink)
If you had to choose your 5 favorite oldies/country tunes for your jukebox,what are they?

Should I keep it free?
 
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    IansMom

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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sat, 03/25/06 2:11 PM (permalink)
    Dr. Smoke
    1/2. Walking After Midnight and Crazy by the great Patsy Cline
    3. Anything by Rascal Flatts
    4. Again Anything by Reba
    5. Beans and Cornbread

    Yeah.. keep it free.. more enjoyable that way
     
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      improviser

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      RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sat, 03/25/06 3:03 PM (permalink)
      1. You can never go wrong with Johnny Cash. Lots of Johnny Cash.
      2. Walking After Midnight. Any Patsy Cline really.
      3. No Particular Place To Go by Chuck Berry.
      4. Anything by Flatt and Scruggs.
      5. Runaway by Del Shannon

      I think a really great jukebox shouldn't just be a copy of whatever you can hear on any radio station in your town. A really great jukebox list should bring a smile of recognition to the face of whoever is browsing, lots of great old songs that don't played anymore, songs that you don't really think about until you see them on the list, then the memories come flooding back.
       
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        Greyghost

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        RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sat, 03/25/06 3:21 PM (permalink)
        I suggest you find some older more obscure tunes, that people would remember, but not have heard in years. Here are a few suggestions:

        1 Kennesaw Line by Bobby Horton
        2 The Rebel-Johnny Yuma by Johnny Cash
        3 Jambalaya by Hank Williams
        4 Hot Rod Lincoln by Commander Cody
        5 Big Iron by Marty Robbins

        Oh, and don't forget "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" for those times you need that baseball bat!
         
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          Kayleigh

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          RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sat, 03/25/06 3:28 PM (permalink)
          Gotta Get Up! / Harry Nilsson
          But It's Alright / J.J. Jackson
          Good Hearted Woman / Waylon & Willie
          Summer Means Fun / Bruce Johnston & Terry Melcher
          Heard It In A Love Song / Marshall Tucker Band
          Smoke From A Distant Fire / Sanford & Townsend

          Keep it free
          And what are yours Dr. Smoke ?
          Kay
           
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            mr chips

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            RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sat, 03/25/06 4:39 PM (permalink)
            (1) I've Always Been Crazy- Waylon
            (2) Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys-Waylon and Willie
            (3) My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys-Willie
            (4) Rock Lobster -B-52's
            (5) Won't get Fooled Again-Who
             
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              Ort. Carlton.

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              RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sat, 03/25/06 5:09 PM (permalink)
              Dearfolk,
              Five titles from the imaginary jukebox of Ort.'s Obscure Cafe':
              1) Excerpt From "A Teenage Opera" by Keith West.
              2) Smashed! Blocked! by John's Children.
              3) What A Day/Lonely Child - The Contrasts Featuring Bob Morrison.
              4) Distant Shores - Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde.
              5) Kites Are Fun - The Free Design.
              Of course, that is this week's rotation. Next week it would be five more, all equally obscure but wonderful... like "Holy Man" by Diane Kolby. (That one makes "Wendegahl The Warlock" by The Rugbys seem like everyday, ordinary fare.)
              Scraping The Bottom 100 (And Proud Of It!), Ort. in 30601.
              P. S. I knew y'all were waiting for me to post on this one.
               
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                Ort. Carlton.

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                RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sat, 03/25/06 5:14 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by mr chips

                (4) Rock Lobster -B-52's


                Mr. Chips,
                Coming home last night I heard that on FM radio. Now I'll admit that they were from Athens and I am from here, too, and I saw them from the get-go, and I know/knew 'em all; I've even got a well-worn copy of the first 45 on dB Recs 52 ("Rock Lobster"/"52 Girls")... but it (the Warner Bros. track) still sounded fresh after - can it be? - over 25 years.
                Pass the tanning butter and light the tiki torches. This is a dance song.
                Doing All Sixteen Dances, Ort. Carlton, still here.
                P. S. The escalator is the hard one. The hippy hippy shake isn't much of a challenge.
                 
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                  Fieldthistle

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                  RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sat, 03/25/06 5:35 PM (permalink)
                  Hello All,
                  Drsmoke, keep it free.
                  1. Ring of Fire-Johnny Cash
                  2. Green, Green Grass Of Home-Tom Jones
                  3. Get Together-Youngbloods
                  4. You Don't Have to be A Baby to Cry-the Caravelles
                  5. Maggie May-Rod Stewart
                  Ahh, I could go on and on. I love juke boxes.
                  Thanks for the thread, Drsmoke.
                  Take Care,
                  Fieldthistle
                   
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                    Adjudicator

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                    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sat, 03/25/06 5:51 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by drsmoke02

                    If you had to choose your 5 favorite oldies/country tunes for your jukebox,what are they?

                    Should I keep it free?


                    Your customer base age wasn't defined. "Oldies" to me would define those tunes from my teen years. Therefore, a healthy helping of Led Zepplin is in order?
                     
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                      Greyghost

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                      RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sat, 03/25/06 5:59 PM (permalink)
                      Dang it Doc, this thread is costing me money!

                      I have already been to I-Tunes twice downloading some of these great suggestions.
                       
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                        Kayleigh

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                        RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sat, 03/25/06 6:12 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.

                        3) What A Day/Lonely Child - The Contrasts Featuring Bob Morrison.

                        Scraping The Bottom 100 (And Proud Of It!), Ort. in 30601.
                        P. S. I knew y'all were waiting for me to post on this one.


                        Dear Ort., Between my memory and www.allmusic.com I am rarely thrown a curve. This one was Sandy Koufax missing the entire backstop.

                        Anything you can tell us about this double sided smash ?

                         
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                          Billfish

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                          RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sat, 03/25/06 6:13 PM (permalink)
                          Doggone Ort,all these years I thought the lyric was "They do old sixties dances".
                          Well live and learn.Scuse me while I kiss this guy.

                           
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                            prisonchef

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                            RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sat, 03/25/06 6:35 PM (permalink)
                            gringo in belize/jerry jeff walker
                            come away to belize with me/same guy
                            panama red/new riders of the purple sage
                            the weight/ez rider sound track
                            iron man/black sabbath
                            why don't we get drunk/jimmy buffet
                            but my all time that'll do it favorite is "what do you want from life" by the tubes closely followed by "don't touch me there" same group on the live album
                             
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                              damon2

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                              RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sat, 03/25/06 7:10 PM (permalink)
                              hmmmm.....
                              Runaway, the Bonnie Raitte cover
                              Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow up To Be Cowboys - Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson
                              Born to be Wild, Steppenwolf
                              Fire on the Mountain MArshall Tucker
                              Simple Man - Loenard Skynard

                              these, well with the Steppenwolf execption sort of cover both catergories
                               
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                                MilwFoodlovers

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                                RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sun, 03/26/06 10:47 AM (permalink)
                                1/2. Walking After Midnight and Crazy by the great Patsy Cline (cut 'n pasted that one)
                                3). I only have eyes for you-Flamingo's
                                4. San-Ho Zay-Freddie King
                                5). You never even called me by name-David Allan Coe
                                6-100). Hank Sr. Tunes

                                 
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                                  Sonny Funzio

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                                  RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sun, 03/26/06 2:03 PM (permalink)
                                  5 songs ... that's tough.

                                  Here's the first ones that come to mind ... I hope yall don't mind if I mention five from each ...

                                  Oldies:
                                  There's a Moon Out Tonight - Capris
                                  Good Night Sweetheart - The Spaniels
                                  Theme from a Summer Place - Percy Faith
                                  Mae - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (actually, many songs by them!)
                                  Little Darlin - The Diamonds

                                  Country:
                                  King of the Road - Roger Miller
                                  In the Early Mornin Rain - either The Kingston Trio, Gordon Lightfoot or Elvis Presley(my favorite version)
                                  Uneasy Rider - Charlie Daniels
                                  Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
                                  That's How the Yodel Was Born - Riders in the Sky (have a listen at this link http://www.theechoplex.com/mmTHEECHOPLEX/audio/mp3/rits_thatshowyodelwasborn.mp3 )

                                  I must admit, when it comes to Country music, I pretty much can't stand "modern country". My tastes are to older stuff ... Hank Sr., Patsy Cline, even Glen Cambell, Marshall Tucker ... appalachian and bluegrass ... generally the older the better ... even Carter Family.


                                  Some suggestions for Albums ... These might be worth taking a listen to at Amazon.Com ...

                                  Any album by Riders in the Sky - "Silver Jubilee" is a good one. (see the website ridersinthesky.com or at amazon.)

                                  Either: Country Collection - Elvis Presley ...or ... The Country Side of Elvis - Elvis Presley

                                  Either: Elvis Ultimate Gospel - Elvis Presley ... or ... Peace in the Valley: The Complete Gospel Recordings - Elvis Presley

                                  Ray Charles: Standards
                                  Ray Charles: The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986
                                   
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                                    Sonny Funzio

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                                    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sun, 03/26/06 2:14 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by prisonchef


                                    the weight/ez rider sound track


                                    "The Weight" by The Band? Great choice!! One of my favorite songs of all time ...

                                    And while I'm at it, a song that makes me want to stand up and take my hat off every time I hear it ...

                                    "The Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down" - The Band

                                     
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                                      Gizmolito

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                                      RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sun, 03/26/06 3:48 PM (permalink)
                                      "Heartbreak Hotel" ELVIS
                                      "California Dreamin'" THE MAMAS AND PAPAS
                                      "Blue Skies" DINAH WASHINGTON
                                      "Jump, Jive, An' Wail" LOUIS PRIMA
                                      "Sing, Sing, Sing" LOUIS PRIMA
                                       
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                                        Ort. Carlton.

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                                        RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sun, 03/26/06 7:22 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by Kayleigh
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.

                                        3) What A Day/Lonely Child - The Contrasts Featuring Bob Morrison.

                                        Scraping The Bottom 100 (And Proud Of It!), Ort. in 30601.
                                        P. S. I knew y'all were waiting for me to post on this one.


                                        Dear Ort., Between my memory and www.allmusic.com I am rarely thrown a curve. This one was Sandy Koufax missing the entire backstop.

                                        Anything you can tell us about this double sided smash ?


                                        Kayleigh,
                                        Wow! I'm honored to be in ANY league with Sandy Koufax, baseball or no.
                                        To answer your question,the record made something like # 113 on Billboard's "Bubbling Under The Hot 100" chart in 1968. It was on Monument Records # 1058. I probably have six or seven copies of it floating around my rubble-strewn domocile.
                                        The A-side, "What A Day," qualifies as Northern Soul by the British danceability standard: it's really "boppy." The B-side, however, is the masterpiece... I'll "borrow" most of the words here:
                                        Verse one:
                                        "Lonely Child
                                        With broken smile,
                                        It takes awhile
                                        For your dreams to come true.
                                        Lonely Child,
                                        Like cellophane
                                        You're my windowpane -
                                        I can see clear through you.
                                        Chorus:
                                        Come and go with me.
                                        Verse two:
                                        Lonely Child
                                        In shabby dress,
                                        Your happiness
                                        Need not all drift away.
                                        Lonely Child,
                                        Come walk with me.
                                        Then you will see
                                        We can live our own way."

                                        That's not 100% of it nor is it 100% correct. I played it some years ago for someone who broke down and cried when she heard it. "Why wasn't that a hit?" she blasted. "That's a little masterpiece, like 'Walk Away Renee' or 'Kites Are Fun'!"
                                        My friend died only a year or so afterward. I'm thankful to have been able to touch her with something from Ort.'s Bottom 100.
                                        Now you understand its inclusion on my imaginary jukebox.
                                        Monumentally, Ort. Carlton in 30601-land.
                                        P. S. Bob Morrison, if you read this, please don't sue me. I hold you and your music in high esteem.
                                         
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                                          Ort. Carlton.

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                                          RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sun, 03/26/06 7:27 PM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by Billfish
                                          Doggone Ort,all these years I thought the lyric was "They do old sixties dances".
                                          Well live and learn.Scuse me while I kiss this guy.


                                          Billfish,
                                          Fred had made a list of old dances and stopped at sixteen because he had been drinking too many PBR tall boys to continue. Regardless, I remain convinced that he alone invented The Escalator... "Killer Joe" Piro would never have given it a thought.
                                          On a dare, I recently listed 54 sixties dances before the India Pale Ale at Copper Creek took over and I was transported to a Lindy Hop of my own doing.
                                          Not Doing The Shy Tuna Nor The Aqua-Velva (But Almost Doing The Boogaloo Down Milledge Avenue), Ort. Carlton in Largely Danceable Athens, Georgia.
                                           
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                                            Ort. Carlton.

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                                            RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sun, 03/26/06 7:32 PM (permalink)
                                            Dearfolk,
                                            Okay, beloved...five more.
                                            1) Tore Up - Harmonica Fats.
                                            2) Holy Man - Diane Kolby.
                                            3) Laugh It Off/You're Gonna Lose That Girl - The Villagers.
                                            4) It's Not Easy/Looking Glass - The Will-O-Bees.
                                            5) We're Acting Like Lovers - The Spellbinders.
                                            Any requests, other than "SHUT UP, ORT.!!"???
                                            Chartfully, Ort. Carlton in Top 40 Athens.
                                             
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                                              Kayleigh

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                                              RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sun, 03/26/06 7:36 PM (permalink)
                                              Dear Ort. Thanks for getting back on the Contrasts record. And if you keep talking about dancing I will be doing "The Jerk" soon, and by the way that's the name of soul classic by The Larks.

                                              Update. That's it Ort., I fold. I found nothing on The Villagers or The Will-O-Bees even though they sound familiar.
                                              The Spellbinders caught my interest as they were produced by the great Van McCoy "The Hustle"
                                              I"m out of the game.
                                               
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                                                Ort. Carlton.

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                                                RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Sun, 03/26/06 8:10 PM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by Kayleigh
                                                Dear Ort. Thanks for getting back on the Contrasts record. And if you keep talking about dancing I will be doing "The Jerk" soon, and by the way that's the name of soul classic by The Larks.
                                                Update. That's it Ort., I fold. I found nothing on The Villagers or The Will-O-Bees even though they sound familiar.
                                                The Spellbinders caught my interest as they were produced by the great Van McCoy "The Hustle"
                                                I"m out of the game.


                                                Kayleigh,
                                                Don't fold up yet!
                                                The Villagers were a group from Birmingham who recorded three singles for FAME and ATCO. The one I mentioned received considerable airplay here (both sides) in 1966 or 1967. "Laugh It Off" had been previously performed by Atlanta's great soul group The Tams.
                                                The Will-O-Bees is on DATE and was produced (if I remember correctly) by Bill Traut out of Chicago. They, too, had several other singles... I own at least two more.
                                                The Spellbinders had five singles and an album: absolutely amazing stuff. Yes, the late, great Van McCoy was their mentor.
                                                By the way, I'm really glad to see that someone else knows "The Jerk" by The Larks, who originally recorded as Don Julian And The Meadowlarks for DOOTONE about 1955. I think they're still together in Los Angeles.
                                                Why didn't someone do a one-off single "The Lark" and call themselves The Jerks?
                                                Now it is I who fold up, if only temporarily. - Remember, if a topic becomes funny enough to morph a bit as this one has, off topic or no, it's still worthy of consideration.
                                                Signing Off, Ort. Carlton in 30601-Central.
                                                 
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                                                  AndreaB

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                                                  RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Mon, 03/27/06 9:59 AM (permalink)
                                                  How's about:

                                                  La Bamba --- Ritchie Valens
                                                  Sitting On The Dock of The Bay --- Otis Redding
                                                  Light My Fire --- The Doors
                                                  The Devil Went Down To Georgia --- Charlie Daniels Band
                                                  Nights In White Satin --- Moody Blues

                                                  Andrea
                                                   
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                                                    mayor al

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                                                    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Mon, 03/27/06 10:25 AM (permalink)
                                                    "Put Your Head On My Shoulder"--Paul Anka

                                                    "Sleepwalk" -- Santo and Johnny

                                                    "That's Where Your Heartache Begins"--Elvis

                                                    "Rebel Rouser" -- Duane Eddie

                                                    OH Lord It's Hard To Be Humble" Mac Davis

                                                    That's it for FIVE from me. The tears of FOND memories are flowing freely !!



                                                     
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                                                      porkbeaks

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                                                      RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Mon, 03/27/06 10:57 AM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by Parses6

                                                      1 N.W.A "Straight outta Compton"
                                                      2 Public Enemy "Cop Killer"
                                                      3 Snoop Doggy Dog "Gin and juice"
                                                      4 Kurtis Blow "The Breaks"
                                                      5 Any tune from Eminem



                                                      It figures........pb
                                                       
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                                                        MilwFoodlovers

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                                                        RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Mon, 03/27/06 1:17 PM (permalink)
                                                        Ah nothing like getting inside the mind of an Arby's employee.
                                                        Thanks for sharing.
                                                        30 years from now when you are and your wife are looking back, which of those tunes will you say," Listen, they're playing our song"?
                                                         
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                                                          Sonny Funzio

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                                                          RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Mon, 03/27/06 1:26 PM (permalink)
                                                          quote:
                                                          Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen



                                                          "Sleepwalk" -- Santo and Johnny


                                                          Sleepwalk was a close runner up on my list too. Definitely a must-have choice for any self respecting juke box.
                                                          Gotta have some instrumentals ... Apache and Walk Don't Run too.
                                                           
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                                                            drsmoke02

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                                                            RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox Mon, 03/27/06 1:49 PM (permalink)
                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by Sonny Funzio

                                                            quote:
                                                            Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen



                                                            "Sleepwalk" -- Santo and Johnny


                                                            Sleepwalk was a close runner up on my list too. Definitely a must-have choice for any self respecting juke box.
                                                            Gotta have some instrumentals ... Apache and Walk Don't Run too.


                                                            Sonny, I have "Let there be Drums and Teen Beat"Sandy Nelson
                                                             
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