Mood Music

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Registered: 05-09-2012
Mood Music
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Sun, 11-24-2013 - 1:26pm

I am intersted in getting your input on what type of music you think is most conducive to a good stay at home date?  I know people who are all over the place on this one.  I personally like smooth jazz emphasizing the sax and soft rock from the 1970's to date.  Some favorites are the Rippingtons, Boney James, and Richard Elliott.  In soft rock I like England Dan and John Ford Coley, Dan Fogelberg, and Anita Baker.  Any you like and would share?

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Registered: 05-20-2009
In reply to: craigw9
Sun, 11-24-2013 - 2:36pm

Anything by Jackie Gleason's orchestra.......lush strings, great brass.......most of his albums are entitled things like "Music for Lovers".  Check them out on "grooveshark".   He isn't the Jackie Gleason from the "Honeymooners"......same guy, but totally different persona!

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Registered: 11-23-2013
Sun, 11-24-2013 - 2:49pm
It depends on what is all involved with the stay at home date. If you're going for romance, personally, I go for something like Phil Collins; but since I know where my evening typically ends with the love of my life (insert grin here), My Darkest Days, Nickelback, or Texas Hippie Coalition are my picks. Gotta love a good beat to get the mood moving!
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Registered: 05-09-2012
In reply to: craigw9
Sun, 11-24-2013 - 3:50pm

Thanks for the Phil Collins suggestion.  I shouldn't have missed that one.

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In reply to: craigw9
Mon, 11-25-2013 - 8:44pm
Teddy Pendergrass, Barry White, Michael McDonald, Rob Thomas, Michael Bolton, Dennis DeYoung, Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett. And if you doubt Rob Thomas, listen to these... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqMY9mMMJKU&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nvND5Mk8Vg
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In reply to: craigw9
Thu, 11-28-2013 - 9:37am

Hey Craig, why dont you just ask the woman in question what kind of music she is in to :) and put it on on your laptop/iphone, if you dont have it on a cd or dvd?

My personal suggestion would be a fantastic ballad by an american rock band W.A.S.P, from their 1995 album "Still Not Black Enough" that is called "Keep Holding On*. (does it show how old i am :)? Man, if you dont get her with this one, then i dont know with what! This song was my husband´s and my *freshly in love/home date* song, and 16 years later we are still together and love each other to bits!

Good luck and rock on!

Rocklady

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Registered: 05-09-2012
In reply to: craigw9
Wed, 12-04-2013 - 6:49pm

Thanks for some great suggestions.  I found Rob Thomas a while back on youtube in some of his numbers with Darryl Hall and others in the group of videos under the title "Live from Darry's Place (or house)".  His "Kiss On My List" is better than Darryl and John Oates did in their best performances of this tune.  Due to your suggestion I went back and checked into some of my favorites from Darryl's place to find some great recordings from to download from other sources.  Thank you again!

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Registered: 01-25-2010
In reply to: xxxs
Wed, 12-04-2013 - 8:08pm

 First, how old are you?   Each generation seems to have a signature music type.  If she hates it then that is it.  Ask about her music taste.    What is her favorite radio station pandora,spotify,music list on her phone all will give you her ideas of what is good.

  Remember you do not want her parent's favorites!

chaika