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Heard Carpenters

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Dave, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. BarryT60

    BarryT60 Well-Known Member

    Superstar on the 70's sirius station last week. I never hear anything there but the occasional CTY... Glad to hear another track.... If only Only Yesterday would surface there...
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  2. David A

    David A Well-Known Member

    FINALLY! Yesterday evening, about 7pm AZ time, heard 'We've Only Just Begun' on Sirius 70's channel.
  3. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member

    I will hear them perform the A SONG FOR YOU on mobile fidelity soon to spin Singles sacd. A beautiful morning here in Portland Oregon
  4. Portland, eh? You're right in the path of the eclipse. I'm jealous!
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  5. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    Thanks--again--to Newville Avenue Facebook Page:
    For those on Facebook, the Carpenters' 1976 concert performance of....
    Coming Through The Rye
    has finally surfaced......incredible....much better than the TV Special.

    Here we are....2017...and, I finally hear something new to my ears !
  6. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    So much for any theories about Karen's voice in late 1981, she still has "it"....
    listen in at 6 minutes , a snippet of Crystal Lullaby...Brazil 1981 interview:
  7. A&M Retro

    A&M Retro Well-Known Member

    I couldn't agree more, GaryAlan! She sounds like the Karen of '72 in this snippet. She definitely still had 'it'. What a voice. You can even hear the happy DJ reacting to it. It's like the room stopped when Karen sang. :)
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  8. goodjeans

    goodjeans Active Member

    WOGL Playing Labor Day #1's, alphabetically. "Please Mister Postman". :)
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  9. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    Obviously the person who inquired about Crystal Lullaby had a passion about that song. It touched me the way he said "I love it" when following up. As the interview progressed and Richard started getting a vocal rhythm down for The Girl From Ipanema and some other Brazilian themed songs, Karen jumped in there on harmony. They never skipped a beat, sounded great as always. And I agree, Karen never lost "it".
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  10. Chris

    Chris Active Member

    Jan Hooks requests Karen Carpenter.
    Actress and comedian Jan Hooks, best known for Saturday Night Live, passed away three years ago today. In this cute skit from the "Tush" show, she and her friends call a radio station to request "Johnny Angel by Karen Carpenter". The request takes place at 2:30 minutes into the video and we hear the Carpenters track. It's a sweet surprise to hear this Karen reference in this clip from 1980.
  11. Although their insane touring schedules and several unsuccessful singles surely must have taken a toll on their energies, Karen and Richard were far too talented to ever "lose it". Compare their talents with what passes as "music" nowadays; it makes one want to laugh (or cry!).
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  12. Graeme

    Graeme Active Member

    Please Mr Postman during the 'skit' moment for one of the contestants in BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
  13. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    I noticed that too!
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  14. Sue

    Sue Active Member

    Me too! I also heard top of the world in the Garden Centre a couple of weeks ago!
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  15. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    Sat at my computer this morning and wanted some musical accompaniment. So I connected with San Francisco's 70s hits via internet for the first time, hoping to eventually hear the duo. Lo and behold, 3 songs in, a WONDERFUL SOUND is coming through the speakers; the hair immediately stands up on the back of my neck. Rainy Days and Mondays! I stopped everything I was doing and listened intently. No matter how many times I hear the Carpenters my emotions get stirred...It's going to be a good day:)!
  16. I hit the jackpot on a 2.5 hours drive today by hearing 3 Carpenters songs on Sirius radio! We've Only Just Begun and A Kind of Hush on the "Love" channel and Close to You on the "70s on 7" channel. That made the boring drive worthwhile!
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  17. Hello everyone.
    The Paul O'Grady show on BBC radio 2 in the UK has a Carpenters triple play coming up in the next 25 minutes if anyone is able to listen.
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  18. Graeme

    Graeme Active Member

    Thanks for the heads-up. I'll turn the radio on. Steve Wright played We've Only Just Begun on BBC Radio 2's Love Songs this morning. 4 Carpenter's tracks in one day is pretty good going.
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  19. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    They're playing Christmas music on Thanksgiving! On an over-the-air FM station out of San Francisco, while I was in my garage working on my car, The Christmas Waltz by our beloved duo off the "Christmas Portrait" album. This is unusual because it seems you only hear Merry Christmas Darling and occasionally I'll Be Home For Christmas from the holiday stations. It sounded great in the mix and I hope it gets played more. Who knows, maybe it will become a holiday standard!
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  20. Jamesj75

    Jamesj75 Well-Known Member

    For a moment, I would like to rename this thread as "Should Have Heard Carpenters!"

    Two nights ago, I was in a Hallmark Card Store perusing Christmas cards when suddenly I heard "Greeting cards have all been sent" coming from the store speakers. I immediately perked up and thought that this would be my first time this holiday season hearing Carpenters Christmas music in public. But, alas, I couldn't even make believe it's my first time (this year) hearing a Carpenters' Christmas song in public...

    As I listened to the faint music more closely, I realized this was NOT Karen! This was blasphemy, pure and simple. I was seething. I wanted to complain to the store manager. Who was this interloping singer? I don't know, and I don't care. Perhaps it's a compliment that other singers have covered Carpenters' "Merry Christmas Darling," but I don't want to hear anyone other than Karen singing this song!
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2017
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  21. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

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  22. Song4uman

    Song4uman Well-Known Member

    Getting a haircut at Hair Saloon for Men and am hearing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
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  23. Sue

    Sue Active Member

    Watching "Sings Beatles" on BBc Four catch up. Lovely to see Richard and Karen singing "Help" today.
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  24. Graeme

    Graeme Active Member

    Is that the one where Petula Clark sings Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in a flapperish style?!
  25. Sue

    Sue Active Member

    It is. Its really worth watching and the Carpenters singing help is one I haven't seen before, it seems to show Richard singing a lot more than the others Ive seen.

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