One of the things you can miss out on, when you're on an
extended cruise, is those offers of collections of golden oldies, classical
favourites and popular music which are like shows in themselves.
It was fascinating to
sit in Trinidad and watch one of those long American TV
commercials offering a collection of Country and Western music by a band called
The Good Old Boys which featured a lovely bunch of white-haired guys, sitting
around a table in a studio, reminiscing and having a laugh together,
interspersed with clips of them playing on stage to an ecstatic audience.
Every now and again, one or more of them would sing a few bars of one of the
songs from the collection which was on offer.
Not being a fan of this particular kind of music, in the general way of things,
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the songs, many of which had very amusing
lyrics about not being young any more. At intervals, the collection of songs was
offered for purchase and I found myself wondering how much other music was
available to purchase without the inconvenience of having to try and find a shop
ashore with a decent range of choices.
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We'd love to hear all about you and
your musical tastes and we'll try and persuade other readers to bring you news and information about the
music you enjoy most, if you'll just tell us all what it is!
One thing we would very much like to know is where we
might obtain a copy of a song called 'No Money Down' which was, as far
as we can gather, recorded by Chuck Berry for RCA. It isn't even that
either of us is particularly a fan of Chuck Berry, although I do
remember hecklers at live shows, chanting "Chuck Berry or we chuck
beer glasses" so I suppose he was never short enough of fans to
miss us. It is the song itself which is of interest, so a recording by
anyone would do. Any information? (Ed's note:
Since writing this, we discovered the joys of mp3s when a reader was
kind enough to direct us to the song in question online...)