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favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox

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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/25 14:11:53 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/25 15:03:43 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/25 15:21:32 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/25 15:28:22 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/25 16:39:36 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/25 17:09:00 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/25 17:14:17 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/25 17:35:45 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/25 17:51:37 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/25 17:59:57 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/25 18:12:45 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/25 18:13:27 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/25 18:35:22 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/25 19:10:30 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/26 10:47:37 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/26 14:03:28 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/26 14:14:48 (permalink)
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    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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/26 15:48:02 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/26 19:22:21 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/26 19:27:55 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/26 19:32:19 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/26 19:36:30 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/26 20:10:07 (permalink)
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    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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/27 09:59:33 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/27 10:25:17 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/27 10:57:06 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/27 13:17:00 (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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/27 13:26:59 (permalink)
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    "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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    RE: favorite tunes for your restaurant jukebox 2006/03/27 13:49:30 (permalink)
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    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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