Jeff Newport
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Quirky Playlists
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I'm one of the old guys who contributes to these forums.  Just turned 64. My mother was a music teacher so I got into music early - Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, the early days of Hank and Elvis. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by steviedal Mar 18.

The Great Unknown
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A handful of you who visit this site regularly are of a similar age to me. You remember Bandstand, Ed Sullivan, 45's and LP's. You also remember listening to Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, The Stones…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Victoria Woodworth Jan 11.

Share Your Favorite Playlist
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I've been scrolling through the iTunes library looking for songs to add to new playlists.  Here is my #1 playlist. Please give me a hand by adding some of yours so I can break out of this rut that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by andrewmicky Oct 22, 2012.

Batter Up! What song introduces you to the crowd?
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This past weekend the lovely Mrs. and I attended a Seattle Mariners game.  As each Mariner comes to bat a snippet from a song plays. The song is of the player's choosing. Being an old guy whom…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joshua Sanders Apr 26, 2012.

 

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Jeff Newport replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"Car Wheels On A Gravel Road - Perhaps the greatest album of the 1990's?  Lucinda is playing here in Seattle next month. My lovely wife and I remember the night that she and Patty Griffin played Myrtle Edwards Park - circa 2000?…"
Jul 17
Jeff Newport replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"John Hiatt's Terms Of Surrender. Country blues."
Jul 17
Jeff Newport replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"It's a very short list of "musicians who are better than Bob Dylan."  Maybe The Beatles and Elvis?  Maybe not."
Jul 4
Jeff Newport replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"Yeah!  I Fell In Love & I'm So Cool.  Both killers!"
Jun 15
Jeff Newport replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"Stay Gold by First Aid Kit, a duo of Swedish sisters, Johanna and Klara Soderberg."
Jun 11
Jeff Newport replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"It's a tribute to Big Bill Broonzy. Listen to Dave's Boss Of the Blues (from Dave & The Guilty Women) and you'll see Big Bill's place in the lives of Dave and Phil.  Keep listening. It'll grow on you."
Jun 5
Jeff Newport replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"Dave & Phil Alvin's Common Ground"
Jun 3
Jeff Newport replied to Heather's discussion 'What song made you smile today?'
"Jimmy Buffett's Life Is Just A Tire Swing."
May 9
Jeff Newport replied to Hal Bogerd's discussion 'Happy Mother's Day Playlist! What would you add to the list?'
"Holly Williams' Mama"
May 7
Jeff Newport commented on No Depression's blog post 'Win a Copy of the Compilation Album All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman'
"In August of 1970 I returned home from the war in Viet Nam. My first night back I went out with friends but it was just too weird. They’d been going to college, football games, dating and parties; I’d been in a war.  I sat in the…"
May 6
Jeff Newport replied to Plain Sense's discussion 'What is your favorite wet weather song?'
"Brook Benton's Rainy Night In Georgia Lowell George's I Can't Stand the Rain"
May 2
Jeff Newport replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"Keb Mo's Bluesamericana."
Apr 22
Jeff Newport replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"Or perhaps, Rock Me "In" the Water???"
Apr 12
Jeff Newport replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"Thanks for the tip, John. I just put the book on order in the King County Library System.  Now I'll put on Excitable Boy!"
Apr 11
Jeff Newport replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"Excuse me for rambling on............... Warren Zevon. A great artist. Clearly one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. A memory: Does anyone else remember this evening?  Circa 1976. The Paramount Theater, Portland, Oregon. …"
Apr 11
Jeff Newport replied to T Hanssen's discussion 'What is your favorite album this week?'
"After listening to Looking Into You, the recent tribute, my lovely wife asked me to make a compilation of the original songs from this CD done by Jackson. So many memories popped into mind as I listened again.  Jackson plays at The Chateau…"
Apr 11

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Music For The Grandkids

On December 31st I turned 63. Yep, I was a welcome tax deduction for dad and mom, on the last day of 1949. My dear mother, 87 now and spunky as ever, was a music teacher when I came aboard. We had a very cool stereo (78's and LP's, baby!) and a piano in the home when I arrived. Mom played every day. She wasn’t Ray Charles and she wasn’t Billy Payne but I sat and listened every day. Early on I had a "record player," on which I played 45's (some of you remember them). I grew up listening to…

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At 7:41am on May 20, 2013, NoDepression said…

Hi Jeff,

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent comment in a discussion here on No Depression. It means a lot to the folks who blog and post other content here to know that it's being noticed and appreciated. Since the majority of content on this site is crowd-sourced, community involvement is what makes everything here on ND possible. So, thanks again for taking the time to post comments - we really appreciate it!

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