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Poll Question: What did they listen to and made you listen to when you were a kid?
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4 [15.38%]
8 [30.77%]
1 [3.85%]
3 [11.54%]
0 [0.00%]
0 [0.00%]
7 [26.92%]
1 [3.85%]
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Jazz daily; John Lewis, Bill Evans, Art Tatum, and often vocalists too.. my Mom never 'made' me listen to anything, it was just there to be taken in.  She also appreciated everyone from Stevie Wonder to Philip Glass.

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My dad has always been "my musical pillar" where I founded my musical taste. When I was younger he played much more "rock" than now, say Yes, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, CSN&Y, Joni Mitchell, ZAPPA, those were some of his favorites, and still are when it comes to rock. 
But besides that, he played classical/opera and jazz, so yeah, I had most genres covered up, although not in the wideness that I would later discover on my own and with my older bro. Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Metheny and Weather Report being played by him mainly from jazz, plus some lighter stuff as well as a bit of bossa nova. 

From my mom, I got to know the poppier stuff, but she also enjoys classical and jazz, whenever there's nothing "noisy" hehe.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jun 2011 at 3:39pm
My Mom was a professional opera singer but had to quit when she started having kids. When they were young, her and Dad enjoyed modern (for their time) Russian composers like Shostakovitch and Prokofiev.
When the kids came along they didn't have much time for music anymore. 
They preferred that us kids didn't play rock or soul music out loud (headphones only), so I would play their scratchy old classical albums sometimes.
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Here's some cassette tapes I can remember being played on family road trips:
Genesis - We Can't Dance
Billy Joel - River of Dreams
Meatloaf - Bat out of Hell II
Forrest Gump - The Original Soundtrack
Van Morrison - Greatest Hits
Sting - Nothing Like The Sun
UB40 - Promises and Lies
Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge
and some album from The Nylons


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Originally posted by Ricochet Ricochet wrote:

Originally posted by Vompatti Vompatti wrote:

Finnish schlagers.


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Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Exclusively classical. I would have put traditional folk in the poll, too
 
 
Third optionWink



If it said only "Folk", I would have asked what kind of folk do you have in mind, but having it as "Folk / Country", it really looks like it's referring to the modern genres.
 
Yeah, that trad folk thought hit my mind as well at the time of making the poll, but then I would've had to separate it from 60's  folk(-rock) and the country & C-W domain as well ... I wanted to keep it simple (>> not sure I manged from your reaction, thoughTongue)
my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicted musicians to crazy ones....

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I had some experiences as an entrance where it knew music. When I was a grade-schooler, I almost did it.

Japan's animation is very active. I was personally collecting those theme songs. However, my parents taught me another genre.

My mother liked film music. Or, Adamo and The Lettermen were taught me. My father taught me Perez Prado. Because I was a grade-schooler, all music was not able to be understood.

However, I willingly listened to the radio. Or, there was always BGM if shopping at the department store.

The interest in music was formed to me by these experiences.

 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 6:57pm
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Exclusively classical. I would have put traditional folk in the poll, too
 
 
Third optionWink



If it said only "Folk", I would have asked what kind of folk do you have in mind, but having it as "Folk / Country", it really looks like it's referring to the modern genres.
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99% classical
I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 5:04am
My Grandma had serious vinyl collection (still 78 RPM vinyl) from 60-70s, but all - easy listening,a bit of folk and Gypsy romances. Being a child, I liked to listen them all few times per year,usually during New Year day and some other eves.

Parents never were too  much interested in music but sometimes went to see some popular concerts . Watching concerts on TV during eves was strong tradition though. In fact all the music I heard till my teens was mostly easy-listening.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UMUR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2011 at 4:52am
Nothing absolutely nothing. I donīt recall listening to music with my parents ever. The radio was on sometimes but we never talked about the music. I later discovered my parentīs album and single collections and found out that my mum loved Hermit Hermits and my dad loved The Kinks, but again they never really listened to the music with me. Jazz was a complete no no in my house. My parents canīt stand the sound of jazz unless itīs of the most watered down model. The rest sounds like pling plond to their ears. They are certainly not responsible for me being interesting in experimental/ progressive/ adventurous music (among other things) thatīs for sure.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stooge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2011 at 5:16pm
Thinking the poll question over, when I was younger I'd listen to children's music, then radio/rock music.  I can remember my dad always listening to records on his headphones when I was playing with my siblings in the basement.  Occasionally, he'd put the headphones on our ears.  He'd often listen to ELO, Herbie Hancock, and a wide range of 70s rock artists.
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Originally posted by Matt Matt wrote:

Easy listening but Jazz and Country were also on the agenda.......Dean Martin. Frank Sinatra,Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, Jerry Vale, oooooohhhhhhh yeah Mario Lanza Wink LOL and so on. My mum was the one, she used to pinch my Country albums, found two records of mine after she died, LOL 
You know who I forgot to mention Shocked Roy Orbison and Gene Pitney
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These days, my dad listens mainly to bluesy rock artists and bluegrass bands.  He listened to a bigger variety of rock music and jazz fusion when he was younger (teens through his 30s).  My mom rarely listens to music, but she often sings pop and Motown tunes around the house.
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Since my folks were pre-baby boomers their tastes were rather basic.  Mom wasn't a fan of much music at all unless it was sung in church but my dad loved cowboy music.  Not C&W so much because they sang about honky tonks, drinking and cheating, etc.  Cowboy music was Roy Rogers and Gene Autry kind of stuff about being out on the open range with your horse under the stars so that's what he tuned in when it was just me and him in the truck or car back in the 50s.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2011 at 4:18pm
Easy listening but Jazz and Country were also on the agenda.......Dean Martin. Frank Sinatra,Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, Jerry Vale, oooooohhhhhhh yeah Mario Lanza Wink LOL and so on. My mum was the one, she used to pinch my Country albums, found two records of mine after she died, LOL 
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Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

Exclusively classical. I would have put traditional folk in the poll, too
 
 
Third optionWink
 
 
My mother was into music hall (Chevalier, Piaf and Brel) and classical, athough she listened to the pop stations
 
My father was heavily into jazz (my choice on this poll) until I'd say 1969, and thec arrioval of Bitches Brew... I think that fiinished to demoralize him and he definitely turned to classical
my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicted musicians to crazy ones....

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My dad listens to rock music, mostly classic rock (the who, the stones, etc) while my mom doesn't seem to have strong musical preferrences, usually only listening to the radio (which happens to be the classic rock station being thats the one my dad likes). Though she does like the old country and western stuff that my grandpa used to listen to when she was a kid.
 
So, I'll vote for rock.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Freddie Freeloader Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2011 at 2:58pm
voted for jazz but it was usually more like Jazz related Ray Charles, Nat King Cole being their favorites, also some more bluesy stuff like BB King, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Riatt. Also crooners like Sinatra, Bing Crosbey or any rat pack stuff as well as Harry Conick Jr. My dad always liked the lighter side of 70s fusion as well as he had a love for jazz trumpet players from every era but my mom never let him play it with her around. Also The Beatles.
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