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« on: June 09, 2009, 05:48:46 PM »

Hi, guys,

I wanted to create a cd with old rock songs to play in the studio. But it has to be for dancing.

Recommendations??? 
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 03:06:18 PM »

'hold me close, hold me tight....' - elvis... rhumba (its originally from an opera I believe)
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009, 10:25:19 PM »

Michael Jackson (in honor of him) - Billie Jean - cha cha
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 04:53:19 AM »

some of Abba Songs are good, perhaps for tango and a cha cha cha, I think they also have a rumba in there. I will think of the names and get back to you
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009, 01:59:28 PM »

QPO, i love abba, but they are more disco, not rock.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2009, 09:19:49 PM »

I don't know if you can call it rock but Annie Lennox's "Why" is a fantastic rumba.  We have used it in a few demos and people have even cried.  Then again, perhaps it was our dancing.  Cry 
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009, 10:36:55 PM »

there is a great variety of latin music in the beatles tunes. right now I cant think of one but I bet some of the "older" pdo'ers could name a vew
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2009, 11:00:16 PM »

Sorry, not that old, lol.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2009, 04:33:56 PM »

Old rock songs eh! so what era do you consider old? and there are some classic rock songs but as they are done by country artists they consider them country ie one of the frist rockers was the man in black Johnny Cash etc and then there are some blues stuff. I will put together a list and see what you think  Wink

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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2009, 10:31:03 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2009, 02:37:35 PM »

keep going. i need a cd full of songs.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2009, 03:18:40 PM »

zz top : jesus just left chicago
wishbone ash:persephone or blowing free
texas tango; vargas blues band
stairway to heaven: led zeplin
diablo rojo: rodrigo y gabriela (or orion)
nothing else matters: metallica
nothing else matters: apocalyptica
the unforgiven: apocalyptica
iron man: black sabbath or children of the grave
silver machine or masters of the universe: hawkwind
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2009, 03:32:41 PM »

How about Burning Love, Elvis for a Jive?
Summertime by Billy Steward is a great cha cha. 
Piano man by Billy Joel is a nice VW, but somewhat of a long song.
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2009, 11:47:25 PM »

Dr. Hook - Mr. Bojangles - V. Waltz
Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken - V. Waltz
Enya - Caribbean Blue - V. Waltz

Fastball - The Way - Cha Cha
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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2009, 11:40:11 PM »

Paul Carrack - Satisfy My Soul (rumba)
The Guess Who - Follow Your Daughter Home (slow samba - decent for socials)
The Temptations - I Want a Love I Can See (cha cha)
Three Dog Night - Never Been to Spain (rumba)
Eric Burdon and War - Spill the Wine (cha cha)
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup (ECS)
Open Arms - Journey (Waltz)
Rolling Stones - Honky tonk Woman (I usually think of this as a cha cha, but you could pull ECS)
Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar (ECS)
Outfield - Your Love (ECS)
The Alan Parsons Project - Eye in the Sky (American Rumba)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Hey Tonight (ECS)
Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (cha cha)
The Rascals - Groovin (rumba)
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon (ECS)
Otis Redding - Sittin on the Dock of the Bay (American Rumba)
AC/DC (ECS) - (You Shook Me) All Night Long
Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like a Lady (ECS)
Annie Lennox - Little Bird (cha cha/ECS/hustle - it is quite versatile)
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet (WCS)
The Beatles - When Im Sixty Four (American Foxtrot)
Billy Joel - Shes Always a Woman (VW)
Bob Seger - Hollywood Nights (jive)
Booker T and the MGs - Green Onions (theres a lot you could do with this song, but probably ECS)
Grand Funk Railroad - Were an American Band (ECS)

if you need more suggestions, let me know...this is just pulled off the top of my head.

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