I Left My Heart in San Francisco


Anthony Dominick “Tony” Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of popular music, standards, show tunes, and jazz. Bennett is also an accomplished painter, having created works—under the name Anthony Benedetto—that are on permanent public display in several institutions.

Bennett remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer in the 2010s. Bennett has won 17 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001) and two Emmy Awards, and has been named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide.

I Left My Heart in San Francisco is considered one of Tony’s signature songs.

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I Left My Heart in San Francisco

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Once Upon a Time

A-Well-A Bird Bird Bird, B-Bird’s The Word!!!


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When Family Guy featured this song, I loved every second of it. I used to get great joy in annoying my family members and Surfin’ Bird was one song that could get the job done every single time.

The Trashmen are a rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1962. The group played surf rock which included elements from garage rock and were best known for the song Surfin’ Bird, which reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Surfin’ Bird

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King of the Surf

The Tremeloes


Have you ever watched The Price Is Right? You know at the end, with the showcases, how if you’re first, you can pass the prize? A lot of the time, you immediately regret it. You go from a vacation in Bali to one in Florida, a brand new boat to a jet ski, cash to a lifetime supply of soup. I feel like the Decca record label kind of had that happen with The Tremeloes. Yes, they’re still around but they’re not the darn Beatles.

The Tremeloes are an English beat group founded in 1958 in Dagenham, East London. On New Year’s Day, 1962, Decca auditioned two promising young bands: The Tremeloes and a somewhat similar combo from Liverpool called The Beatles.

Decca chose Brian Poole and the Tremeloes over the Beatles, reportedly based on location — the Tremeloes were from the London area, making them more accessible than the Liverpool-based Beatles. The Tremeloes proved to be a very talented band in their own right and had a successful career.

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Silence is Golden

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Here Comes My Baby

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Even the Bad Times are Good

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Jenny’s All Right

Troy Shondell


Troy Shondell (born Gary Shelton, May 14, 1940) is an American vocalist. He became a transatlantic one-hit wonder, by releasing a single that made the record charts in both the US and the UK. The song, “This Time” sold over one million records, earning gold disc status. In a single year, sales were over three million copies.

Shondell

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This Time

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Girl After Girl

T. Rex (Not the Dinosaur)


T. Rex were a British rock band, formed in 1967 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan. The band formed as Tyrannosaurus Rex, releasing four underground folk albums under the name. The band officially shortened the band’s name to “T. Rex” at roughly the same time they started having big hits (shortly after going electric).

In the early to mid 1970s, the band reached huge success with fourteen top-20 UK glam rock hits. During this period the band also released six UK top-30 albums, including Electric Warrior, which hit the top of the album charts. In 1977, Bolan was killed in a car accident, and the band broke up

T.Rex

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Bang a Gong (Get It On)

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Raw Ramp

Troggs: Part II


The Troggs are widely seen as a highly influential band whose sound was an inspiration for garage rock and punk rock. Influential American critic Lester Bangs “called the band the progenitors of punk”.

Looks like my dad had two versions of this single; one for the different labels.

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Gonna Make You

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I Can’t Control Myself

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Gonna Make You

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I Can’t Control Myself

Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing…


…You make everything groovy, wild thing

Wild thing, I think I love you

But I wanna know for sure 

Come on, hold me tight, I love you

Of course I know the lyrics to this song! I’ve mentioned my dad’s boat before and Wild Thing was it’s last name. Before I was born, the boat was called the Pink Mushroom. I’ve also mentioned that my dad had toilet humor right? Once I was born, he found it inappropriate to have a penis reference on the boat so it was changed to Baby Boomer. As I grew up, I didn’t want the boat named after me to be called a baby, so I got to pick. He wanted it to be a song and I was certainly a wild child so this just fit! It’s no wonder that we have this one twice!

The Troggs are an English rock band from the 1960s that had a number of hits in the UK and the US. Their most famous songs include the Hot 100 chart topper “Wild Thing”, “With a Girl Like You” and “Love is All Around”, all of which sold over one million copies and were awarded gold discs.

Troggs

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Wild Thing

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Love is All Around

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Wild Thing

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From Home

The Turtles


The Turtles are an American rock band that scored their biggest and best-known hit in 1967 with the song “Happy Together”.

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You Baby

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Wanderin’ Kind

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 You Showed Me

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Buzz Saw

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 You Know What I Mean

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Rugs of Woods & Flowers

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Happy Together

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The Walking Song