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    No, I'd never heard Archie Roach, thanks for posting. Of course I know Robert Palmer, and Van Morrison is a guy I just keep discovering. Heard one last night, in fact, (trying to think of the title) but it would qualify for this thread.

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    More live Bobby Darin. This could be the start of something big

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIZh0JHT6lY

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    Wow, , Darin had such terrific phrasing! Fantastic voice, elegant performer! Plenty of versions of that but none beat his (definitely a pick me up cut!) Hate that he died so young!!
    Like Manhattan Transfer? Yes, Miller's version is really king but this is a dynamite rendition!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwL9xf3YQ-4

    Just try not tapping your toes to this one! When this one comes up, along with his Jive Soweto, the dance floors explode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPeEEk5Mab0

    this, is you like love songs, gorgeous, unfortunately Katia's brother (the writer and guitarist) has died but their music(as duo guardabarranco) was just phenomenal! I saw them live (station I was at sponsored them) and what lovely people! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWsWwWNNdAo

    And two more--this one, how can Steve Winwood NOT be on a list of music that makes you feel great? This one...such sweet memories (many people have them to this song!! Used to get a ton of calls!! ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZE5_sc0keU

    and a very different night song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77umP7IRxD4
    The fact that there's a highway to hell and only a stairway to heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers.

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    This one always gives me an all over feeling of joy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r58GQYFZeLE

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    Wow, those go back a few years! Lovin' Spoonful!! EW & F!! Hadn't thought of those in ages and yes, how can you not feel good listening to lovin spoonful?

    for a change of pace - do you know John Trudell - Native American activist, actor, poet, musician...really amazing story. This is his live Rockin the Rez...a friend of mine brought him to town many years ago and his guitar player really impressed me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf-dfuIgr9Y

    and for feeling good -- > gotta blast this one! I do this sing along yearly because I love it. But it needs to be loud! Really loud. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usvMU-bOXoU I swear when you come out from singing this, you're flying! Like a massive shot of some incredible drug. total strangers hugging. It's truly amazing. did I mention it needs to be loud?

    And no matter how many versions of this I hear (and there are so many!!) this is definitely my favorite (far better than Palmer's!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TapCGEjXdZU

    Last edited by bombergirl69; 11-03-2017 at 04:21 AM.
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    Ha, no one would ever call me religious, they might even break into laughter at the suggestion. But I do believe in a general goodness, and this song hits that spot for me.

    And live rejoicing...every day...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OAElp4rBqM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXq6fdOXdLg

    Just found this live bit from Melanie and the Edwin Hawkins Singers doing Candles In The Rain.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ52lk9wjZI
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    Not really a happy song, but the sentiment is uplifting. Plus, there's very little this guy does that doesn't bring me joy. Might sound silly, but I feel very lucky to be alive at the same time as him.

    I'll be MIA for a bit. Nothing serious, just something I've put off far too long. Thanks, Bombergirl, for your wonderful links. Please carry on in my absence if you're of a mind to. And anyone else who wants to chime in, some of us are always looking for a boost.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GFRuFEQK78

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    Oh Ill be here! And yes, I love that guy too!!

    I'm listening to a lot of this guy (spectacular album!) and love this cut--such a great line -- > you're the greenest grass growing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a3aJJWZWXU Maybe not the happiest song but I sing it to myself and feel better!

    This guy is another one who really so much makes me happy! This cut makes me happy, remember where I was when I first heard it and who was playing it! Seen him in concernt (with John Trudell) and he's awesome. Go Bruce! (no, not THAT Bruce, the Canadian Bruce!!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYD9yyVtb_s

    and of course, the sweet horns here, how can you not love Hugh Masekela? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxXZF60EPdM such a great groove

    and one last one, so sweet. James and Joni...Joni on lead and James on the harmonies, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpMfdob55W0 She didn't to a lot of duets (after her husband anyway) and her voice really does blend beautifully with his here.
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    Hey Edutton! what a fun cut! And cute video!! Definitely up lifting! Wasn't familiar with the Mowglis but I like them!! Thanks!

    I always liked this guy (under rated, I think!) and I really like this one -- > just believe in you! got plenty of calls when I played it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kXIeVoxgm8

    and this, well, what can I say? There are probably 90 billion--maybe more--versions of this, but not in Inuit! Susan Aglukark has a stunning voice (and the video, of aurora borealis, is pretty cool, too!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtNuELl5he0

    and the Poozies!! Who can't love the poozies??? This is Another Train (there's another train, there always is! Maybe the next one is yours! Get up and climb aboard another train!) Glorious harmonies! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I-7nraIrrY

    finally, yeah, another Peter Gabriel, with the Afro-Celt Sound System--so awesome! This is just a jammin' cut from them ---> fantastic percussion! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_geK-7m43TY I can't say how many times I've cranked this to dance around the house! Gotta be loud loud loud!!
    Last edited by bombergirl69; 11-06-2017 at 05:26 AM.
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    Someone very close to me pulled herself out of an abusive marriage with the inspiration of Dog Days Are Over, and it has pepped me up ever since.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wi75BBkLqs

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    ooooh, dot dot dash, cool cut!! hadn't heard them either! That gorgeous voice reminds me of Toni Childs, on the same topic (getting out of an abusive situation) ---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXwrgD-q4zY called I've got to go now Or this one (a hit for her) ---- >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOCaBCGuJxM (Stop your fussin')
    The fact that there's a highway to hell and only a stairway to heaven says a lot about anticipated traffic numbers.

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    Well, I think this one is fun! Lonnie Brooks rockin out --- > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLME4KOPTkA

    and of course gotta have something by Tina, who doesn't feel better listening to her? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLi-KJJTSyc one of my favs! (simply the best!!)

    And one from Rory Block, an early one but still she's just awesome -- > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoTuKNu_b9I
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    Johnny Cash - Get Rythm
    https://youtu.be/JVrpnmeA8bI

    Tom Petty - Here Comes My Girl
    https://youtu.be/pDEEs0OXGR0

    Black Crowes - Soul Singin'
    https://youtu.be/j04QPuoXx6o

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    2Pac ft. Dr.Dre - California Love
    https://youtu.be/uWbXQQG9B6c

    Outkast- Rosa Parks
    https://youtu.be/K3PNSgRIZrY

    Cypress Hill - Hits From the Bong
    https://youtu.be/nOkdFUo9xMk

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    Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
    https://youtu.be/HuBU3pzy7is

    Chili Peppers - Around the World
    https://youtu.be/TRuSTUtl2f8

    Johnny Thunders - Great Big Kiss
    https://youtu.be/GUoPgdRzH4o

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    Wow, really some great ones, thanks all.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a2B9AxXSmY

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    Just thought of these. Sometimes it is a stretch...hahaha, so much pressure to be happy...

    Mungo Jerry - In the Summertime https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG0oBPtyNb0

    Doctor My Eyes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGYnpMs5O5g

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    Also, this one. Pure, simple Pop tends to cheer me up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mdIWaRi-7c

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    A couple more. But I don't wanna get TOO happy, you know.

    Axl, good to see you, buddy. Where the hell you been?

    Billy Joel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo9t5XK0FhA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCuMWrfXG4E
    Last edited by Maze Runner; 11-15-2017 at 03:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maze Runner View Post
    A couple more. But I don't wanna get TOO happy, you know.

    Axl, good to see you, buddy. Where the hell you been?

    Billy Joel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo9t5XK0FhA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCuMWrfXG4E
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    Some happy stuff from the #1 rasta man himself.

    Stir It Up https://youtu.be/S3UqvWk8-uw
    Jammin' https://youtu.be/VF30VS5FZ6c

    That guy always makes me feel good.

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    I'm glad you're back.

    Paul and Linda McCartney.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGaY-fyZl5M

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