What's Your Favorite Racing Song ?

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Postby Bob Kraemer » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:03 pm

I think the name of the song I was thinking of is "Livin in the USA" but can't remember who did it.
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Postby Mike-Casella » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:54 pm

The song Barb is talking about is by the Medallions, it was called "Buick 59".
The year was 1954.

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=am ... d3vwdta92k

They also did such smash hits as, "Coupe De Ville Baby", "59 Volvo", "Pushbutton Automobile", and "Speedin'", along with many other songs in the mid to late 50's.
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Postby jim sanders » Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:30 pm

:D I just listened to a 30 second cut of Buick 59... i can hear why that would be a fun song while towing thru the night 8) oops sorry, thanks for the link Mike :P
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Postby Mike-Casella » Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:47 pm

It's kind of weird that the song Buick 59 actually was written and released in 1954, five years before the car was made, but 59 Volvo came out in 1959. :?
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Postby jim sanders » Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:54 pm

:? got me... maybee i i could read all the lyrics.. 59 may mean something besides the year of the car ?
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Postby WildcatOne » Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:12 pm

Uh, that would have been "69" then, wouldn't it? Good find and great call on that, Mike! Cheers, WC1
PS: "Let It Roll" by BTO (or anything they did, for that matter!) cool song to go racing with...I'd bet Bill "Badco" Ott would know some very cool racing songs...
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Postby jim sanders » Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:33 pm

8) cool info WC.. is there a way to link song clips to this thread ! directly so when a song is identified we can just click on it and listen to a few bars ? the little bit i heard of the Buick 59 song has me wondering.On the link Mike put up i tried to get the 1975 release of Blue Mist by Mama's Pride.. a local (st.louis metro area ) great song and i remember it sounded great in uncle Curts new Eldorado sound system so that song sticks with me forever.. Oddly enough years later when i met John the Plumber and were discussing great music one night he told me that he gave guitar lessons to Pat Liston (of Mama's Pride ) in the 60's... sorry for the yakkin' just slow today.. wonder why.... just the biggest drag race on the planet going on right now and i can't see it or hear it from here :oops:
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Postby Bob Kraemer » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:05 pm

Cat,
Thats it!!!!! Steve Miller Band
Ever since I blew up my great Cerwin Vega speakers jammin to Chris Issac "Wicked Love" I don't get to listen to much music anymore and I can't afford to buy some more good speakers. Listened to others in my price range but they just didn't have the sound of my Vegas. Oh'well maybe one day. :)
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Postby jim sanders » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:16 pm

:D do you mean WICKED GAMES ? ..... one of my better kareokee songs.. gets the big girls moving everytime.... doing my part ton stop obiesity :twisted:
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Postby draglist » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:43 pm

I agree that Cerwin Vegas are AWESOME! bp
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