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Jedey
03-04-2009, 09:14 PM
After a long strenuous research project which lasted minutes I have unearthed the origin of Tony da Univoice. I was shocked to learn it did not come from Simon & Garfunkel nor did it start with the Everly Brothers not even the Louvin Brothers could claim Tony. It was none other than the singing duo of Stan & Ollie. Blue Ridge Mountains of Virgina (http://www.imeem.com/cmunki78/video/1SvnDpXE/laurel-hardy-blue-ridge-mountains-comedy-video/):D

Haggischomper
03-04-2009, 09:54 PM
That was one of my fave songs when I was a kid. It still pops in to my head every now and then.

LiladyK
03-05-2009, 09:45 AM
That is sweet! Thanks for that, I really enjoyed it. I kept thinking it would have been an appropriate song for Johnny to sing to June.:)

Truscott
03-05-2009, 09:53 AM
That was one of my fave songs when I was a kid. It still pops in to my head every now and then.I'm glad to hear the voices in your head sing two-part harmonies. ;)

LiladyK
03-05-2009, 10:06 AM
Funny you should say something like that. I was in that state early this morning between sleep and awakefulness.... and had apparently been dreaming of one of the concerts, but actually "hearing" them singing together and it was so clear... it sounded like someone was playing a recording of it next to me instead of it being in my head. When I fully awoke it was reverberating in my ear in univoical tones.....so it wasn't me thinking about it, it was leftover from my dream and still playing in my head or ear or whatever. Anybody ever experience anything like that before? :cool:

Truscott
03-05-2009, 10:57 AM
I can't say that I've experienced something like that, but now I want to! :cool:

JoMama
03-05-2009, 11:34 AM
When I fully awoke it was reverberating in my ear in univoical tones.....so it wasn't me thinking about it, it was leftover from my dream and still playing in my head or ear or whatever. Anybody ever experience anything like that before? :cool:

When I leave the radio on sometimes I dream I'm at a concert where a song is being played. It's usually when I am waking.
The other night I woke up dreaming about Van Morrison and he was just finishing his song on Jimmy Fallon's show that I mentioned earlier. I remember in my dream thinking how many times I had missed Van Morrison because I was out somewhere on the road or something and now I was finally at a show. What a hoot, Kim!

Jedey
03-05-2009, 12:45 PM
I can't say that I've experienced something like that, but now I want to! :cool:
Careful what you wish for, back when the movie La Bamba came out and every radio station was playing either the Ritchie Valens or the Los Lobos version of the song, I dreamed that song all night but not the whole thing just the chorus part.

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Ay, arriba arriba
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Ay, arriba arriba
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Ay, arriba arriba
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Ay, arriba arriba
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Ay, arriba arriba
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Ay, arriba arriba
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Ay, arriba arriba
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba
Se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba
Ay, arriba arriba
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere

JoMama
03-05-2009, 12:49 PM
... and now you speak fluent Spanish.:)

Jedey
03-05-2009, 12:54 PM
... and now you speak fluent Spanish.:)I wish. It loses something in the translation.

In order to dance The Bamba
In order to dance the Bamba
You need a little bit of grace
A little bit of grace
For me, for you, ah up, ah up(or higher and higher)
Ah, up, up (literally "faster, faster")
By you I will be, by you I will be, by you I will be
(Por can also mean by and not just for)

I am not a sailor,
I am not a sailor, I am a captain
I am a captain, I am a captain
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba, bam

In order To dance The Bamba
In order To dance The Bamba
You need a little bit of grace
A little bit of grace
For me, for you, ah up, ah up (higher and higher)

(Guitar only - Richie and set of instruments)

In order to dance The Bamba
In order to dance The Bamba
You need a little bit of grace
A little bit of grace
For me, for you, ah up, ah up
Ah, up, up.
For you I will be, for you I will be, for you I will be
Bamba, bamba
Bamba, bamba
FADES-
Bamba, bamba.

(Repeats)

JoMama
03-05-2009, 05:07 PM
I rather enjoy the Spanish version of that song, but I know very little of the language.
I took German in college--totally useful, eh? :cool:

Bryn
03-05-2009, 05:38 PM
I took German in college--totally useful, eh? :cool:

Not as bad as the twelve months of Latin I did in hogh school:rolleyes:

jacieb
03-05-2009, 05:49 PM
Not as bad as the twelve months of Latin I did in hogh school:rolleyes:

Is that Latin for high school???

JoMama
03-05-2009, 06:05 PM
Not as bad as the twelve months of Latin I did in hogh school:rolleyes:

I should have taken Latin, but that's just one thing on a list of 'should have taken' classes...

Haggischomper
03-05-2009, 06:15 PM
I took German in college--totally useful, eh? :cool:
Ja, das ist richtig.

JoMama
03-05-2009, 06:33 PM
Ja, das ist richtig.

Easy tiger, if it weren't for the Krauts you Scots would be speaking Gaelic!

Haggischomper
03-05-2009, 07:16 PM
I dunno - my grandfather was German....

Anyway, if it wasn't for continental drift, Scotland woudl still be attached to America and not England. (Watched an interesting show on the History channel the other day that showed that the rock on one side of Loch Ness is exactly the same as that found in the Catskill mountains) :D

JoMama
03-05-2009, 07:24 PM
I dunno - my grandfather was German....

Anyway, if it wasn't for continental drift, Scotland woudl still be attached to America and not England. (Watched an interesting show on the History channel the other day that showed that the rock on one side of Loch Ness is exactly the same as that found in the Catskill mountains) :D

That explains why we have Kentucky, I suppose...

Haggischomper
03-05-2009, 07:27 PM
Nah, that's just where the Scots ended up after being booted out by the English. Explains the bourbon though.

JayB
03-06-2009, 07:13 AM
I should have taken Latin, but that's just one thing on a list of 'should have taken' classes...

I did Latin in school, and found out after that it's not spoken anywhere in the world... totally useless.

JoMama
03-06-2009, 08:39 AM
I did Latin in school, and found out after that it's not spoken anywhere in the world... totally useless.

root language of Spanish, Portugese, Italian and French though. No language study is totally without value.

Helpless
03-06-2009, 01:49 PM
Mmmmmmm. Bourbon.

JayB
03-07-2009, 07:37 AM
root language of Spanish, Portugese, Italian and French though. No language study is totally without value.

Yer, I was kidding.

Latin is a huge help when Julius and I go for a pint at his local in Chichester.

Jedey
03-07-2009, 08:54 AM
Quam super a imbibo in Noviomagus Reginorum.

Haggischomper
03-07-2009, 09:34 AM
Yer, I was kidding.

Latin is a huge help when Julius and I go for a pint at his local in Chichester.

Ha! You Londinium(ish) boys and yer humour.

JoMama
03-07-2009, 10:14 AM
Quam super a imbibo in Noviomagus Reginorum.

συν έναν

Jedey
03-07-2009, 10:50 AM
συν έναν
I would say +1 but it's all Greek to me.

Angelyne
03-07-2009, 11:39 AM
I love this thread.

Thoughts:

The origin of the univoice post was great! Thanks, Jed.:cool:

Kim, I have had dreams where I am watching a concert - many many times it's been the Black Crowes. It is so real that it seems it cannot be me own lil brain producing this concert? But what else can it be? Little marketing gnomes sent to invade your dreams (you love this band, you need to travel far and wide to see them....)? :p Someone playing an actual show in your ear and when you wake they make their quick getaway? Whatever it is - I love it. It's like a free show and you control the set list!

And as for the language thing, I took French so this is what I have to say:

L'uni-voix est tout ce des sujets !

JoMama
03-07-2009, 01:31 PM
I love this thread.

L'uni-voix est tout ce des sujets !


L' ηνωμένος είναι όλος αυτός ο των θεμάτων

[+1]

Calexico
03-07-2009, 01:36 PM
Jabberwocky.

JoMama
03-07-2009, 01:44 PM
Jabberwocky.

I just made up all those characters using my paint program. Kind of looked like real language though didn't it, Jim?

Calexico
03-07-2009, 01:46 PM
I just made up all those characters using my paint program. Kind of looked like real language though didn't it, Jim?

I am sure a few barflies around here would understand it.

Jedey
03-07-2009, 01:52 PM
I love this thread.

Thoughts:

The origin of the univoice post was great! Thanks, Jed.:cool:

Kim, I have had dreams where I am watching a concert - many many times it's been the Black Crowes. It is so real that it seems it cannot be me own lil brain producing this concert? But what else can it be? Little marketing gnomes sent to invade your dreams (you love this band, you need to travel far and wide to see them....)? :p Someone playing an actual show in your ear and when you wake they make their quick getaway? Whatever it is - I love it. It's like a free show and you control the set list!

And as for the language thing, I took French so this is what I have to say:

L'uni-voix est tout ce des sujets !Les Bons Temps Rouler

L' ηνωμένος είναι όλος αυτός ο των θεμάτων

[+1]Translation: I vow my undying love to teh Hasselhoff. True Story!

JoMama
03-07-2009, 07:08 PM
Translation: I vow my undying love to teh Hasselhoff. True Story!

Well, I see at least one language has you confused.
I never was a part of, nor do I ever want to be party to anything to do with that fake-German a.k.a. "The Hass". He and his silicon sisters can all float out to sea on their kickboards for all I care.
argggghhh.... You're making me grunt like Eastwood in "Gran Torino"... :mad:

girl incognito1
03-07-2009, 08:51 PM
Jabberwocky.

LOL!!! I love Lewis Carroll!!!

"And the mome raths outgrabe" :cool: :cool:

Bryn
03-10-2009, 08:05 AM
Les Bons Temps Rouler

Translation: I vow my undying love to teh Hasselhoff. True Story!

That's exactly what I got when I cut and pasted it into babelfish:D

(Actually if you go Greek to English you get "L'? united he is all of this subjects" )

JoMama
03-10-2009, 08:33 AM
That's exactly what I got when I cut and pasted it into babelfish:D

(Actually if you go Greek to English you get "L'? united he is all of this subjects" )

Jim, you're right. One of the barflies around here picked up on it.

Hey man, what's the Hasselhoff?

JoMama
03-10-2009, 08:35 AM
Jon Hassell was just through here on tour. But I didn't Eno anyone who wanted to go. I hear it was nice...