A New Year Of Oldies

There were several options available to me as I start my 16th year of playing memories on Streamingoldies.

I could have played music by artists we lost in 2020 but there were so many it would have taken me over a week to fit them all in … and quite frankly, the less said about last year, the better off we all are.

I could have played nothing but songs about beginning a new year, and that was the plan when I started recording this medley. But as I often do, I got sidetracked and ultimately decided to say to hell with it and decided on, duh, just play oldies!

So while this medley starts out with a song about ringing out the old and ringing in the new, followed by a song about better days ahead, the rest of it is oldies, just oldies because after all is said and done, that’s what I do. 🙂

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

Play button is on the left … Volume slider is on the right

Another Oldies Medley

George Harrison – Bruce Springsteen – Buddy Holly
Chicago – Rolling Stones – John Mellencamp
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Comments (11)

  1. Don Doyle

    Nice to see you back to work Ray. Big surprise that you decided to play some Oldies. George Harrison is a great way to start the year, the week or anything. You can’t go wrong with George. Bruce Springsteen used to speak directly to me, lately he seems to be talking to someone else. I like to focus on the good times. Buddy Holly, what a timeless classic! His energy is infectious. He is one act I really wish I could had seen live. Chicago, with that huge horn section, is amazing. My parents always loved the big band sound and Chicago is my big band sound. As far as the Stones go, this is my favorite period of their music. Basic R & R. With an original twist. I want more! I have already mentioned my love for Johnny Cougar, a working man’s rock and roller. Go Johnny! Tom Petty, a guy with a lot to say with a reverence for predecessors. I love how he unabashedly showed his affection for his influences especially the BYRDS.
    Great way to start the New Year Ray. I hope you enjoyed your time off, happy to see you back. Rock on my Brother.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Don. Believe me, it wasn’t easy to get back to work but duty called. 🙂
      I had to start with Harrison’s New Year effort (it’s in the rules book) and I agree on Springsteen. His current music is a long way from the energetic ‘Born In The USA’ days.
      Buddy Holly … what might have been had he lived? He was way ahead of his time.
      Chicago is the best big band ensemble, in my opinion, and the Stones late 60s, early 70s music were their prime days.
      I loved Mellencamp’s music in the ‘Scarecrow’ days but he drifted away from that rock sound and I wasn’t as enthusiastic after that.
      I could play Tom Petty all day, every day.
      ROCK ON, MY BROTHER!

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      1. Don Doyle

        I hope we don’t get bored this year by congratulating each other on our shared good taste. We need to stir the pot a bit. I feel hopeful that our discussions will contribute to a shared musical growth. I don’t want to break my arm by patting myself on the back.
        Welcome back, I missed starting my day musically.

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        1. Ray (Post author)

          I think my “slight” disagreement with your opinion of Mellencamp’s music was a departure from the we agree on everything norm. Let’s see what the future holds. 🙂

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          1. Don Doyle

            I think we are going to be all right. I am perfectly happy to agree to agree. It just kind of freaks me out a bit to have a “musical doppelgänger “. The longer this goes on the more I think about that separated at birth thing.

  2. Wendyl

    It’s hard to get back to it after a nice long break but you did it with style! I love how this is your 16th year with Streamingoldies.com! As long as you enjoy putting them together, I will enjoy listening to every hand picked song. XOXOXOXO

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Wendyl ❤️
      Yes, 16 years of this “hobby” and there appears to be no way of slowing down. As long as people continue to read and/or listen, I’ll keep going. 🙂
      XOXOXOXO

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  3. Penny

    great mix …… helped me to get through the day! You ROCK as always sir!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Penny ❤️
      I have to admit it was very difficult to get started again. I almost decided to wait another week but once I finished the medley, I was back to my normal, smiling self. 😉

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  4. Donna Parfitt

    Welcome back…you were missed and today’s medley is proof as to why we missed you.

    16 years WOW. That is dedication and with very small rewards. You make us smile and dance and remember…thank you Music Man!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Donna 🙂
      The reward is large when I receive such lovely comments … and you always deliver!

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