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Albums Your Parents Instilled In You?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Splendid Splinter, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Motown. All of it.
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  2. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    One of my dad's all-time favorite albums.

    My mom never really got into popular music after her high school fascination with the Beatles.

    The rest of my dad's musical tastes were split between stuff I love to this day (Dylan, Springsteen, Van Morrison, Let it Bleed-era Stones, Elton John) and acts I never liked (Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow).
  3. misterbc

    misterbc Active Member

    Both parents would be 100+ years old if still alive.
    Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, South Pacific, Glenn Miller, Mills Brothers, Ink Spots, Tony Bennett, Burl Ives, Phil Harris.
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  4. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    My parents are in their early 70s, and their collection of 1960s rock and pop was thoroughly sampled when I was young.
    Among the not-yet-mentioned LPs in their collection: Paul Revere and the Raiders, whose cheesy uniforms I found cool as a kid. My dad was in various wedding and rock bands and they used to cover songs like "Hungry" and "Kicks."
    Don't think they wore the Revolutionary War uniforms, though.
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  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    My mom was deep into things like the Lettermen, Elvis and the Statler Brothers. I … wasn’t.

    But once upon a time she failed to send back the RCA Record Club monthly card back and ended up with an LP copy of that greatest hits package by Waylon Jennings that was everywhere in mid-1979. I know she took the plastic wrap off but I’m not sure if she ever actually played it.

    I’m also not sure if she knew I pilfered it for my own record collection, but 11- and 12-year-old me played the hell out of that record.
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  6. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Elvis Presley and Neil Diamond.
  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Love Me Tender On The Rocks ...
  8. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    I was belting out "Song Song Blue" at the tender age of 4.
  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Try "After the Lovin'" at 4.
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  10. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    This is the first time I have felt OK about having “Elvira” as my 5-year-old jam.
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  11. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    My dad has some definite opinions about Neil Diamond. And Sweet Caroline. (He loves the former, hates the latter.)
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