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Old Mar 30th 2018, 08:34 AM
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I went to you tube to listen to For The Longest Time, pure doo-wop rock 'n roll by Billy Joel; then went to Wikipedia to see when it was written- 1983, well after rock 'n roll's heyday.

Then it struck me like a bolt outta the blue! I didn't know who sang Little Darlin', the all-time quintessential rock 'n roll song!

It was The Diamonds, a Canadian group, 1957:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCrpUsLd5kE

I also learned at Wikipedia that "Billy Joel is a secular Jew and an atheist." Good man!
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Old Mar 31st 2018, 03:19 PM
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Addendum:

These are the original Diamonds performing in 2007. Three of the four have since died in their 70's.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmT1-jEmK74

Note: I really love the solo monologue, "My darlin' I need you, to call my own and never do wrong..." What makes it especially precious is that it doesn't make sense.
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Addendum:

These are the original Diamonds performing in 2007. Three of the four have since died in their 70's.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmT1-jEmK74

Note: I really love the solo monologue, "My darlin' I need you, to call my own and never do wrong..." What makes it especially precious is that it doesn't make sense.
I've never heard that song or the band before. Definitely classic 50's rock'n'roll.

For the record, if we are talking about quintessential rock'n'roll hits from the 50's, I vote for Rock Around the Clock or Johnny B Good.
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Old Sep 11th 2018, 12:30 AM
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For a real change of pace here are a few fellows playing Arkansas Traveler.

The camera turns to watch each one play his own version of the melody, and they're all terrific:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...2011&FORM=VIRE
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For a real change of pace here are a few fellows playing Arkansas Traveler.

The camera turns to watch each one play his own version of the melody, and they're all terrific:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...2011&FORM=VIRE
Sounds cool, but it definitely makes me think of deep south banjo music.
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