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Uplifting, cheerful, joyful songs

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Vinny_G, Sep 30, 2019.


  1. Lava

    Lava Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2014
    El Paso, TX
    One of, if not my favorite tunes of all time. Sadly it was so overplayed in the eighties at weddings to every other function that it now resides in the same musical realm as Over the Rainbow played by the big fella with the uke. But wow, the music, the lyric and the live versions just make for a great song. I saw him do it in Chicago on the So reunion tour and the energy was unbelievable.
     
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  2. Jakeman

    Jakeman Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    New Orleans, LA
     
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  3. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    For joyful, few songs do it for me quite as much as Cat Steven’s Foreigner Suite.

    It also doesn't hurt that he manages to pack as much musical inventiveness and creativity into this 17 minute long piece as many musicians only end up doing in their entire career.

     
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  4. Pet Sounds and this:
     
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  5. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Dig.

     
  6. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    "Everyday Sunshine" - Fishbone:


    "The Pride" - Isley Brothers:


    And soooo many from Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind & Fire, but I'll specifically mention "I Wish," "Sir Duke," "Shining Star," and "In The Stone."
     
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  8. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    And in keeping with this:
     
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  9. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Simply stunning. If you're into that kinda thing :)

     
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  10. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    "Happy Music" and "Unfinished Business" - The Blackbyrds:



    Seriously...I could fill this thread with my favorite soul/R&B/funk songs from the '70s!:woot::hyper:
     
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  11. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    That song was the thin end of the wedge that brought down apartheid. Brilliant!
     
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  12. edencab

    edencab

    Aug 14, 2013
    Toronto, On


     
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  13. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    I feel like I did good holding out this long but my recent obsession with this band couldn't be put into check.

    Just a great song with very good lyrics.


    So many miles I’ve walked
    So many rivers I’ve crossed
    So many battles I’ve lost, Make me who I am today

    And when tomorrow it comes,
    There’ll be a brand new sun
    This song is not over, It’s just begun

    yeah :)

     
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  14. tr4252

    tr4252

    May 27, 2013
    J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #5; it reminds me of Christmas,

    (OK, it reminds me of Christmas TV commercials, actually...)

    Tom

    edit: Whoops! corrected wrong concerto number.
     
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  15. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Great song, great cover.

     
  16. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
     
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  17. Vinny_G

    Vinny_G

    Dec 1, 2011
    Gallia Celtica
    Feel free to do it, I'll come back here when feeling funkless :)
     
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  18. Hammerfield

    Hammerfield

    Aug 1, 2016
    Argentina
    Wouldn't it be Nice - Beach Boys

    Peg - Steely Dan

    Village of the Sun - Frank Zappa
     
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  19. I was introduced to this record by an old friend of mine who used to own the coffeehouse I worked in while I was in grad school. We used to rock this at 6am for all the commuters, and it always brought smiles.
     
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  20. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

     
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