They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore

By:  john-russell  •  last year  •  9 comments

They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore

" When Will I See You Again " is a song released in 1974 by American soul group The Three Degrees , from their third album The Three Degrees . The song was written and produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff . The violin strings were an arrangement written by the great arranger Belford "Sinky" Hendricks who arranged songs for many top flight groups and recording artist during the 20th Century . Sheila Ferguson sang the lead, accompanied by Fayette Pinkney and Valerie Holiday. Billboard named the song #67 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time. [1]



For those Frank Sinatra fans who have heard the song “Summer Wind” at least once or twice, the musical give-away is that light, airy, Nelson Riddle orchestral lead. It offers a kind of instant recognition for that song – and anticipation. You know Frank is coming behind that lead, and he doesn’t disappoint. The topical matter suits him perfectly.

“Summer Wind” has a poignancy about it that is tailor-made for Sinatra. It’s a story about a summer love, once held, but now gone and wistfully and longingly remembered by its crooning narrator.

The song’s musical treatment, plus Sinatra’s delivery, give it a presence in the mind’s eye; transporting the listener to a summer place, summoning the very elements of that season.

One guest writer at the Sinatra Family Forum website – “Melissa” – put it aptly in her 2006 comment: “Summer Wind was meant for Frank Sinatra. No one has ever done it better. I can almost feel the breeze blow when he sings it.” Indeed, the “summery-by-the-ocean” feel is there through and through.

SUMMER WIND - Frank Sinatra


The Sound of Silence ", originally " The Sound s of Silence ", is a song by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel . The song was written by Paul Simon over a period of several months in 1963 and 1964. A studio audition led to the duo signing a record deal with Columbia Records , and the song was recorded in March 1964 at Columbia Studios in New York City for inclusion on their debut album , Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. .

Released in October 1964, the album was a commercial failure and led to the duo breaking apart, with Paul Simon returning to England and Art Garfunkel to his studies at Columbia University . In the spring of 1965, the song began to attract airplay at radio stations in Boston, Massachusetts , and throughout Florida . [ citation needed ] [ vague ] The growing airplay led Tom Wilson , the song's producer, to remix the track, overdubbing electric instruments and drums. Simon & Garfunkel were not informed of the song's remix until after its release. The single was released in September 1965.

The song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending January 1, 1966, leading the duo to reunite and hastily record their second album, which Columbia titled Sounds of Silence in an attempt to capitalize on the song's success. The song was a top-ten hit in multiple countries worldwide, among them Australia, Austria, West Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. Generally considered a classic folk rock song, the song was added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important" in 2012 along with the rest of the Sounds of Silence album.

Originally titled "The Sound s of Silence" on the album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. , the song was shortened for later compilations beginning with Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits . [2] [3]

THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE - Simon and Garfunkel



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1  author  JohnRussell    last year

Post some videos of songs that represent "they don't make em like that anymore"

2  author  JohnRussell    last year

STORMY - The Classics IV

3  author  JohnRussell    last year


4  Kavika     last year

One of my very favorite songwriter and singer, Jim Croce. His music falls into two catagories, Ballads like Time in a Bottle and Boogie Woogie/Rock like ''Bad Bad LeRoy Brown''..

4.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Kavika @4    last year

Good ones. That style of music is time in a bottle. I wish it would come back. 

5  author  JohnRussell    last year

RESPECTABLE - The Outsiders

6  author  JohnRussell    last year

LET'S GO - The Routers

TELSTAR - The Tornadoes

7  Kavika     last year

This song has been recorded by numerous singers over the decades. Red River Valley, is about the Red River Valley in MN and Canada not Texas...The original words were written by a Metis (indigenous) women to her British lover just before the Metis British wars in Canada. 

Each recording is a bit different. My mother used to sing this song in both Ojibwe and Metis..A wonderful memory. 

This song is over 135 years old...

Steve Ott
8  Steve Ott    last year

Great 78 Project

They don't make them like these anymore. If you are interested in preserving music or just the history, this is a pretty cool sight.

Still have a few of my father-in-law's 78's around.


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