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Showing posts with label great music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label great music. Show all posts

Sunday, May 17, 2015

#MM Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

An old family friend called to tell us she is managing a band and would be heading to Memphis for a one night's gig at Lafayette Music Room. This is an old Memphis restaurant where many of the great ones got their start. Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, Kansas, and Kiss all performed there before becoming famous, so you can see the variety. 

The band we housed is called Marty O'Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra. Being a Tuesday night, we had planned on staying for one set and heading home around 9:30. The band was so good that we ended up staying until after the crowd demanded another song at closing.


Us with Yakov Smirnoff's daughter.
Here we are with Natasha. As a little girl, she was friends with our daughter Judy. We haven't seen her since the kids were little. As a side note, her dad is a famous comedian. The entire family has dad's fun personality, and they are great to be around.

The lead singer of the band left the shirt he performed in at our house. It's a nice shirt, and he wanted it back, but we decided to sell it on Ebay instead. Tee hee. Just kidding. Marty's shirt is in the mail to California. 


Marty had a funny habit of playing from the floor every now and then. I thought it was cute and repeatedly tried and failed to capture a photo. Every time I'd think about it and get my phone out, he'd stand up. This photo is Natasha's.

Now for the part you've all been waiting for. Here is a sample of the music from this up and coming band. If you like them, you may download a free tune at:  www.MartyOreilly.com, or you can follow them on Facebook at:  Facebook.com/martyoreillymusic






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Sunday, March 29, 2015

#MM: Songs From When I Was Sixteen

Although this is a great topic, it does open me up to show just how old I really am. I was sixteen at a time of some of the best songs ever written. "Grease" came out that year, and many of those musical numbers climbed the billboard charts. When looking for these songs, I "Youtubed" the year and scribbled ideas on the back of a Back Yard Burgers receipt that I was supposed to use for a survey. I took the survey and submitted only to realize I was scoring with the great Firehouse Subs in mind. Oops. They'll really be surprised when they learn that the restaurant gave us free cookies. I don't think they have chocolate chip cookies on the menu.

As for the songs, I don't like to post more than three songs a week because I know we are all busy; however, it's going to be tough to narrow my list down to just three.

They don't make them like they used to, so enjoy some "Old Time Music" by Bob Seger.



And of course, who could forget the Village People? It was tough knowing whether to post Macho Man or YMCA, since they both came out in the same year. YMCA got a higher ranking, but being Jewish, we don't go to the Young Man's Christain Association. So, here's to those Macho Men. And to think, back in high school, it didn't even dawn on me that these guys were gay.



Now the last post is a tough decision. Do I go with Rolling Stones, "Miss You" or maybe The Jacksons singing "Shake Your Body Down to the Ground"? How about a little Cheap Trick? I originally saw this one as a 1978 hit, but then someone posted it as a 1979 favorite. Research tells me it was released on Halloween, 1977. Which just goes to show, I was listening to it at age 16.






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