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#1 What music sums up the e-type? Top 5?

Post by skiday » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:37 pm

I feel that, unless you are just listening to the exhaust note, to really immerse yourself in a car, you have to have the right music playing. In my Fiat Coup? I like Italian opera. To have Radio 2 on just doesn't make a journey special, no matter how much I like it normally. So now that I have a radio in 'Ernie' with an mp3 function I was wondering what to put on my stick. Would you like to suggest a top 5, or indeed as many tracks as you wish which epitomise the e-type in music. What evokes the era and image of a seris 1 or 2, which would be different from the glam rock era of the S3. Five tracks, which seem to fit for me, might be:

:arrow: Green Onions - Booker T & the MGs
:arrow: Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams,
:arrow: Always There To Remind Me - Sandie Shaw
:arrow: You've Really Got Me ? Kinks
:arrow: Day Tripper ? Beatles

It seems pointless to repeat, so please try to think of tracks that others haven't suggested.

I was born in '61 so I need guidance on sixties music from those who were old enough to be paying attention at the time - Thanks
Andrew Day. Former owner of S1A 4.2 2+2. Current cars; Aston Martin DBS 1968, Ferrari F355 & Fiat Coupe 20vt. Flag of choice; EU

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Post by JEP41 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:38 pm

Hi,

I was a teenager in the sixties complete with a Lambretta TV 200.
Music I would suggest Moody Blues, Black Sabbath, Cream, Led Zepplin, Stones, Jeff Beck to name but a few brilliant bands :lol:
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Post by Tony » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:36 pm

Top 100 hundred from 1961

1. I Fall To Pieces, Patsy Cline
2. Tossin' And Turnin', Bobby Lewis
3. Michael, Highwaymen
4. Cryin', Roy Orbison
5. Runaway, Del Shannon
6. My True Story, Jive Five
7. Running Scared, Roy Orbison
8. Wheels, String-a-longs
9. Raindrops, Dee Clark
10. Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn), Joe Dowell
11. Exodus, Ferrante and Teicher
12. Take Good Care of My Baby, Bobby Vee
13. Pony Time, Chubby Checker
14. Dedicated to the One I Love, The Shirelles
15. Last Night, Mar-keys
16. Sad Movies (Make Me Cry), Sue Thompson
17. Calcutta, Lawrence Welk
18. Where the Boys Are, Connie Francis
19. Hit the Road Jack , Ray Charles
20. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?, Shirelles
21. Mother In Law, Ernie K-Doe
22. Bristol Stomp, Dovells
23. Travelin' Man, Ricky Nelson
24. Shop Around, Miracles
25. The Boll Weevil Song, Brook Benton
26. A Hundred Pounds of Clay, Gene Mcdaniels
27. The Mountain's High, Dick and Deedee
28. Don't Worry, Marty Robbins
29. On the Rebound, Floyd Cramer
30. Portrait Op My Love, Steve Lawrence
31. Quarter to Three, Gary
32. Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp), Barry Mann
33. Calendar Girl, Neil Sedaka
34. I Like It Like That, Chris Kenner
35. Apache, Jorgen Lngmann
36. Don't Bet Money Honey, Linda Scott
37. Without You, Johnny Tillotson
38. Wings of a Dove, Ferlin Husky
39. Little Sister, Elvis Presley
40. Blue Moon, Marcels
41. Stick By Me , Shep and The Limelites
42. This Time, Troy Shondell
43. I Don't Know Why But I Do, Clarence "Frog Man" Henry
44. Asia Minor, Kokomo
45. Hello Walls, Faron Young
46. Runaround Sue, Dion
47. Yellow Bird, Arthur Lyman
48. Hurt, Timi Yuro
49. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart), Ricky Nelson
50. There's A Moon Out Tonight, Capris
51. Surrender, Elvis Presley
52. I Love How You Love Me, Paris Sisters
53. A Little Dab a Do Ya, Lee Dorsey
54. School Is Out, Gary
55. Mexico, Bob Moore
56. You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It), Ral Donner
57. Walk Right Back, Everly Brothers
58. The Way You Look Tonight, Lettermen
59. Moody River, Pat Boone
60. One Mint Julep, Ray Charles
61. Take Good Care of Her, Adam Wade
62. Gee Whiz, Look At His Eyes, Carla Thomas
63. Stand By Me, Ben E. King
64. Spanish Harlem, Ben E. King
65. It's Gonna Work Out Fine, Ike and Tina Turner
66. Baby Blue, Echoes
67. Baby Sittin' Boogie, Buzz Clifford
68. Hats Off to Larry, Del Shannon
69. Those Oldies But Goodies, Caesar and The Romans
70. The Fly, Chubby Checker
71. (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame, Elvis Presley
72. Wonderland By Night, Bert Kaempfert and His Orch.
73. Bless You, Tony Orlando
74. I've Told Every Little Star, Linda Scott
75. One Track Mind, Bobby Lewis
76. Angel Baby, Rosie and The Originals
77. Pretty Little Angel Eyes, Curtis Lee
78. Think Twice, Brook Benton
79. Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor On the Bedpost Overnight?, Lonnie Donegan
80. Breakin' In a Brand New Broken Heart, Connie Francis
81. Dum Dum, Brenda Lee
82. Let the Four Winds Blow, Fats Domino
83. The Writing On the Wall, Adam Wade
84. My Kind Of Girl, Matt Monroe
85. Tonight My Love, Tonight, Paul Anka
86. Big Bad John, Jimmy Dean
87. Good Time Baby, Bobby Rydell
88. San Antonio Rose, Floyd Cramer
89. Rubber Ball, Bobby Vee
90. Missing You, Ray Peterson
91. Please Stay, Drifters
92. I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door, Eddie Hodges
93. You Can Depend On Me, Brenda Lee
94. Let's Twist Again, Chubby Checker
95. Take Five, Dave Brubeck
96. Are You Lonesome Tonight, Elvis Presley
97. Sea of Heartbreak, Don Gibson
98. Medley: More Money for You and Me, Four Preps
99. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, Bobby Darin
100. Mama Said, Shirelles

Tony

In 61 they where still dragging themselves out of the 50's. I think you will have to move into the mid sixties for some E type music

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Post by Tony » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:49 pm

This is the UK music in 63. Getting more interesting.

The Bachelors - Charmaine - 03-63
Kenny Ball - Sukiyaki - 02-63
Shirley Bassey - I (Who Have Nothing) - 10-63
The Beatles - Please Please Me - 02-63
The Beatles - From Me To You - 04-63
The Beatles - Twist And Shout E.P. - 07-63
The Beatles - She Loves You - 08-63
The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand - 12-63
The Beatles - With The Beatles L.P. - 12-63
The Beatles - Beatles Hits E.P. - 12-63
Chuck Berry - Memphis Tennessee - 10-63
Mike Berry - Don't You Think It's Time - 01-63
Joe Brown & The Bruvvers - That's What Love Will Do - 02-63
Dora Bryan - All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle - 12-63
The Caravelles - You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry - 08-63
Ronnie Carroll - Say Wonderful Things - 03-63
The Cascades - Rhythm Of The Rain - 03-63
Ray Charles - Take These Chains From My Heart - 05-63
The Chiffons - He's So Fine - 05-63
The Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron - 06-63
The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me - 09-63
The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over - 12-63
Billie Davis - Tell Him - 03-63
Karl Denver - Still - 09-63
Maureen Evans - Like I Do - 01-63
Adam Faith - The First Time - 10-63
The Four Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry - 02-63
The Four Seasons - Walk Like A Man - 04-63
The Fourmost - Hello Little Girl - 10-63
Freddie & The Dreamers - If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody - 06-63
Freddie & The Dreamers - I'm Telling You Now - 08-63
Freddie & The Dreamers - You Were Made For Me - 11-63
Billy Fury - Like I've Never Been Gone - 03-63
Billy Fury - When Will You Say I Love You - 05-63
Billy Fury - In Summer - 08-63
Gerry & The Pacemakers - How Do You Do It ? - 03-63
Gerry & The Pacemakers - I Like It - 06-63
Gerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone - 10-63
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - Desafinado - 01-63
Lesley Gore - It's My Party - 06-63
Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - Diamonds - 01-63
Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - Scarlet O'Hara - 05-63
Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - Applejack - 09-63
Heinz - Just Like Eddie - 09-63
The Hollies - Searchin' - 10-63
Buddy Holly - Brown Eyed Handsome Man - 03-63
Buddy Holly - Bo Diddley - 06-63
Buddy Holly - Wishing - 09-63
Frank Ifield - Wayward Wind - 02-63
Frank Ifield - Nobody's Darlin' But Mine - 04-63
Frank Ifield - Confessin' - 06-63
Los Indios Tabajaras - Maria Elena - 11-63
Big Dee Irwin - Swinging On A Star - 12-63
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - I'll Never Get Over You - 08-63
Kathy Kirby - Dance On - 09-63
Kathy Kirby - Secret - Love - 11-63
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Do You Want To Know A Secret - 05-63
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - Bad To Me - 08-63
Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas - I'll Keep You Satisfied - 11-63
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorm? - I Want To Stay Here - 09-63
Brenda Lee - All Alone Am I - 02-63
Brenda Lee - Losing You - 05-63
Little Eva - Let's Turkey Trot - 04-63
Trini Lopez - If I Had A Hammer - 09-63
Kenny Lynch - You Can Never Stop Me Loving You - 07-63
Wink Martindale - Deck Of Cards - 05-63
Ned Miller - From A Jack To A King - 03-63
Rick Nelson - Fools Rush In - 11-63
Roy Orbison - In Dreams - 04-63
Roy Orbison - Falling - 06-63
Roy Orbison - Blue Bayou - 10-63
Paul & Paula - Hey Paula - 03-63
Paul & Paula - Young Lovers - 05-63
Peter, Paul & Mary - Blowin' In The Wind - 11-63
Gene Pitney - Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa - 12-63
Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - Twist And Shout - 07-63
Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - Do You Love Me - 09-63
Elvis Presley - One Broken Heart For Sale - 03-63
Elvis Presley - Devil In Disguise - 07-63
Jim Reeves - Welcome To My World - 07-63
Cliff Richard - Summer Holiday - 02-63
Cliff Richard - Lucky Lips - 05-63
Cliff Richard - It's All In The Game - 08-63
Cliff Richard - Don't Talk To Him - 11-63
Tommy Roe - The Folk Singer - 04-63
Tommy Roe - Everybody - 10-63
The Rolling Stones - I Wanna Be Your Man - 12-63
The Ronettes - Be My Baby - 10-63
The Rooftop Singers - Walk Right In - 02-63
Bobby Rydell - Forget Him - 06-63
Kyu Sakamoto - Sukiyaki - 07-63
The Searchers - Sweets For My Sweet - 07-63
The Searchers - Ain't Gonna Kiss Ya (E.P.) - 10-63
The Searchers - Sugar And Spice - 11-63
The Shadows - Foot Tapper - 03-63
The Shadows - Atlantis - 06-63
The Shadows - Shindig - 09-63
The Shadows - Geronimo - 12-63
Del Shannon - Little Town Flirt - 01-63
Del Shannon - Two Kinds Of Teardrops - 05-63
The Singing Nun - Dominique - 12-63
Dusty Springfield - I Only Want To Be With You - 11-63
The Springfields - Island Of Dreams - 02-63
The Springfields - Say I Won't Be There - 04-63
The Surfaris - Wipe Out - 08-63
Ken Thorne & His Orchestra - Theme From 'The Legion's Last Patrol' - 08-63
The Tornados - Globetrotter - 01-63
The Tornados - Robot - 04-63
The Tornados - The Ice Cream Man - 06-63
Mel Torm? - Coming Home Baby - 01-63
Frankie Vaughan - Loop De Loop - 02-63
Bobby Vee - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes - 02-63
Andy Williams - Can't Get Used To Losing You - 04-63
Mark Wynter - Go Away Little Girl - 01-63
Mark Wynter - It's Almost Tomorrow - 11-63
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Post by skiday » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:32 pm

Blimey! Now thats a list to be going on with. Don't feel the need to compete though - more top 5s please.

Although Tony I applaude your response in it's length, rather than just all and every song of a particular year, I'm thinking more in terms of music that creates an evocative feeling to compliment the e-type. Suppose you at a party in the 1969 and (as if) Twiggy or Mary Quant or Lulu wanted a lift home and you had time enough for just 5 tracks from the whole of the 60s to impress on the way back to her place - what would you put on?
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Post by Heuer » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:09 pm

Dead Man's Curve - Jan & Dean (1964)

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"I was cruisin' in my Stingray late one night,
When an XKE pulled up on the right
He rolled down the window of his shiny new Jag,
And challenged me then and there to a drag
I said "You're on buddy -- my mill's running fine,
Let's come off the line now at Sunset and Vine
But I'll go you one better, if you've got the nerve,
Let's race all the way -- to Dead Man's Curve"
(Dead Man's Curve) is no place to play
(Dead Man's Curve) you'd best keep away
(Dead Man's Curve) I can hear 'em say:
"Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve"
The street was deserted late Friday night;
We were buggin' each other while we sat out the light
We both popped the clutch when the light turned green,
You shoulda heard the whine from my screamin' machine
I flew past La Brea, Schwab's and Crescent Heights,
And all the Jag could see were my six taillights
He passed me at Doheny then I started to swerve,
But I pulled her out and there we were - at Dead Man's Curve
(Dead Man's Curve) is no place to play
(Dead Man's Curve... [sounds of skids and crashes] )
(Spoken): "Well, the last thing I remember, Doc,
I started to swerve
And then I saw the Jag slide into the curve
I know I'll never forget that horrible sight,
I guess I found out for myself that everyone was right"
Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve...
(Dead Man's Curve) is no place to play
(Dead Man's Curve) you'd best keep away
(Dead Man's Curve) I can hear 'em say:
"Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve"
(Dead Man's Curve) is no place to play
(Dead Man's Curve) you'd best keep away
(Dead Man's Curve) I can hear 'em say:
"Won't come back from Dead Man's Curve" (fade)


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Our Car Club - Beach Boys 1963 (so many of this Album's song titles are evocative of the E-Type in period)

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"I've been cruisin' round the town now with the guys for quite a while
We been thinkin' 'bout starting up a club that shows some class and style
And we'll get the finest cars

We got a Deuce Coupe, a Stingray, a rent job and an XKE
(We'll start a car club)
We'll be the fastest at the drags man we'll really cut some low ETs
(We'll start a car club)
And wipe out the other clubs

We'll set a meet and get a sponsor and collect some dues
And you can bet that we'll have our jackets on wherever we cruise"
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Post by SESH » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:06 pm

Since my car is a 73, I would go for Marvin Gay and Let's Get it On !! On the way back to her house :D

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Post by 1954Etype » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:19 pm

skiday wrote:Blimey! Now thats a list to be going on with. Don't feel the need to compete though - more top 5s please.

Although Tony I applaude your response in it's length, rather than just all and every song of a particular year, I'm thinking more in terms of music that creates an evocative feeling to compliment the e-type. Suppose you at a party in the 1969 and (as if) Twiggy or Mary Quant or Lulu wanted a lift home and you had time enough for just 5 tracks from the whole of the 60s to impress on the way back to her place - what would you put on?
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Post by Tony » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:27 pm

Skiday,

All I did was cut and past from the internet. If you just type in music from the 60's or what ever year you want they are all there. You can even ask for the Best Ever Driving Songs and they will list them to.
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Post by Heuer » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:53 pm

Angus's choice wins it for me - the ultimate E-type track sung by one of the greats - Matt Monroe. Why didn't I think of it! :roll:

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Post by MarkE » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:43 pm

Works for me too! Maybe a spot of Louis Armstrong 'We Have All the Time in the World' to go with it.

Then, to wake up the passenger, it has to be Led Zepplin 'Dazed and Confused', rounded off with a spot of Pink Floyd.....'Set the controls for the Heart of the Sun' to continue the cruise.

I'm right back there :wink:

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Post by Heuer » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:52 am

Try pulling away from a garage with Steppenwolf's 'Born to be Wild' blasting out - that will really lift your heart and lower your right foot! The ultimate road trip music.
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Post by dal2.0litrefrogeye » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:14 pm

Hi at this moment in the E ,s stereo is the best of Tom Jones , its not unusual , whats up pussy cat , delilah, yep does it for me :twisted:

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