Thursday, 28 January 2021

AS THE TIDE RUSHES IN

 This morning I woke up singing the song ' As the tide rushes in'  not knowing much more about it than the few beginning word and la la la-ing the rest.

I then turned to Tom and asked him if he knew the words and he proceeded to sing it to me.

I got it up on Youtube and watch 'Vic Damone' singing it from years ago  (no wonder Tom knew it) lol

The thing that struck me was the slowness of the song compared to songs these days.

I sometimes do not catch the words on the radio because they talk so fast.

Wouldn't it be lovely to go back to a slower pace of life?

Hands up who remembers Vic Damone.



 Quite a looker wasn't he?


20 comments:

  1. I've never heard of Vic Damone or As the Tide Rushes In, I think I shall go and look it up.

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  2. I think that the song is called "Ebb Tide". You might suggest to Young Tom that Celeste could do a great modern version of it with two backing singers - The Ferrets (Tom and Briony).

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  3. Nope, never heard of him. But I do like the way we can find old songs on the internet.

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  4. Sorry not heard of him, but a slower pace is much better, we have slowed our days into peaceful times. I don't visit either close cities, I hate how everyone is always in a hurry.

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  5. I agree the song is very slow Briony. I hve also never heard of him or the song before.

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  6. I have not heard the song, but have heard his name, hubby knows him because he loves all that era of music, Sinatra and Damone . he grew up listening to them. My dad did not like music, which meant we only heard hymns at church.

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  7. I have never heard of him or the song either, but I did look it up and listened to it on Youtube. I never listen to the new music today apart from the odd one, so me it's just a loud noise and jumbled words.

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  8. I have heard of him, certainly, but wouldn't be able to list his songs, necessarily. I have a very eclectic taste in music and like many different styles, singers and eras.
    I watched University Challenge last week and there was a music round - none of the competitors knew the really famous singers such as Dusty Springfield - even Jeremy Paxman commented on their lack of knowledge! That's really sad, but perhaps this is something that will come as they age - I hope so, for their sakes!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  9. I dunno, Briony... this "slower pace" we've been living for almost a year now, due to the pandemic, is about enough "slow" as I want to see for awhile. I'm ready for things to speed up a little. *haha* And yes, Vic Damone... oooh la-la! :-D ~Andrea xoxo

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  10. I don't remember him first-hand but I have heard of him. If the song is "Ebb Tide" (as YP suggests) I've heard it sung by other people. In fact I have it on my iTunes by Al Anthony, the Wizard of the Organ!

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  11. I sure remember him. Plus Perry Como. And the song, too!

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  12. Ebb Tide is one of my favorite oldies. We actually had it as a theme for one of our high school proms. It's a beautiful song.

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  13. I have heard of Vic Damone but I don't know that song.

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  14. She lost us on that one, didn't she Rowan? Xxx Mr T

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  15. I haven't heard of him or the song but I am about to find out! Have a great day:-) Amanda x

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  16. No, not someone I have ever come across.

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  17. I've not heard him of either. I am singing along with a zoom choir during lockdown and I must admit the modern songs are almost like tongue-twisters in their speed of words. It's all I can do to keep up without tying my tongue in a reef-knot!

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  18. Have heard of him Briony but couldn't think of what he sang. Just listened to him signing it on YouTube - made a feel a bit teary thinking of better, simpler times of my past. x

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  19. I had heard of him but did not recognise the song.

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  20. Yes, I know Vic Damone's work. Frank Sinatra was quoted as saying, “If I had one wish,” Sinatra once said, according to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, “It would be for Vic Damone's tonsils. Vic has the best pipes in the business.” High praise indeed considering the source.

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