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Henri Richard has come up with his own playlist of songs he likes.

And it is a very impressive list, considering that the music was done during his time as a player.

Check it out at:

http://canadiens.nhl.com/team/app/?service...rticleid=450948

The only one I have any issue with at all, and not much of one, is Diana Krall singing "The Look Of Love". I have heard this version, and it is very nice, and I like it, but I prefer the original one sung by Dusty Springfield. To me, that's the standard on which the rest of The Look Of Love versions will be forever judged by. I also like Shelby Lynne's version as well. Springfield's voice was an absolute killer; she is my all-time favorite solo artist, and for good reason.

BTW, the song was written by the legendary songwriting duo of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and appeared in the original James Bond spoof "Casino Royale" - not the one that was done a couple of years ago. The original Casino Royale was done in the '60s.

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Henri Richard has come up with his own playlist of songs he likes.

And it is a very impressive list, considering that the music was done during his time as a player.

Check it out at:

http://canadiens.nhl.com/team/app/?service...rticleid=450948

The only one I have any issue with at all, and not much of one, is Diana Krall singing "The Look Of Love". I have heard this version, and it is very nice, and I like it, but I prefer the original one sung by Dusty Springfield. To me, that's the standard on which the rest of The Look Of Love versions will be forever judged by. I also like Shelby Lynne's version as well. Springfield's voice was an absolute killer; she is my all-time favorite solo artist, and for good reason.

BTW, the song was written by the legendary songwriting duo of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and appeared in the original James Bond spoof "Casino Royale" - not the one that was done a couple of years ago. The original Casino Royale was done in the '60s.

if i'm not mistaken krall withers me up, and dusty--geeze- so good.

the only other objection i have was him saying nat doing mona lisa was his favorite. its good, and i love it, but i might -might- have chosen ramblin rose. lol

i also just adore patsy, but i can understand why she's not top of everyone's list.

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I like Nat King Cole's version of "The Christmas Song" more than anything else!!!

Is it Patsy Cline you mean by Patsy? She was also excellent, as was Karen Carpenter, Joni Mitchell and Carole King. I also have a soft spot for Petula Clark and the guys and gals of Motown. I like Michael Jackson's early solo material as well as the Jackson 5 stuff. I really could not relate to anything from the 80s on.

And I cannot leave without talking about my all-time favorite band - the legendary Illinois horn-driven rock band, Chicago. The original Chicago lineup was so good it was awesome to watch and listen to. And even right up to the time Peter Cetera left, there was still a big chemistry about them that really jumped out at you. And they did it all, from jazz fusion, experimental progressive, ballads, to hard rock and political and social commentary. They even experimented with country. Their social and political commentary, usually done by keyboardist Robert Lamm, was so hard-hitting that all the fringe political and social groups were after them to support their causes that they eventually had to back away a bit. They are still going after 42 years.

But getting back to the Pocket Rocket, I think his play list overall is very respectable, and songs I can relate to.

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I like Nat King Cole's version of "The Christmas Song" more than anything else!!!

Is it Patsy Cline you mean by Patsy? She was also excellent, as was Karen Carpenter, Joni Mitchell and Carole King. I also have a soft spot for Petula Clark and the guys and gals of Motown. I like Michael Jackson's early solo material as well as the Jackson 5 stuff. I really could not relate to anything from the 80s on.

And I cannot leave without talking about my all-time favorite band - the legendary Illinois horn-driven rock band, Chicago. The original Chicago lineup was so good it was awesome to watch and listen to. And even right up to the time Peter Cetera left, there was still a big chemistry about them that really jumped out at you. And they did it all, from jazz fusion, experimental progressive, ballads, to hard rock and political and social commentary. They even experimented with country. Their social and political commentary, usually done by keyboardist Robert Lamm, was so hard-hitting that all the fringe political and social groups were after them to support their causes that they eventually had to back away a bit. They are still going after 42 years.

But getting back to the Pocket Rocket, I think his play list overall is very respectable, and songs I can relate to.

yes patsy cline- i was afraid to spell it wrong. lol

geeze- i don't even know nat's christmas song.

as much as i love the lilting tones of richard's list, i have to admit that my heart is in the blues, and a healthy- i think- respect for performances in rooms of 50 people. i don't know, just gets into my head that there are too many people around.

probably too many piano lessons, and my nosebleeds then and only then, but i appreciate good performances- not overblown ones, just thinking back to some of the concerts i went to with my friends i wonder how i could ever say who exactly is my favorite though.

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yes patsy cline- i was afraid to spell it wrong. lol

geeze- i don't even know nat's christmas song.

as much as i love the lilting tones of richard's list, i have to admit that my heart is in the blues, and a healthy- i think- respect for performances in rooms of 50 people. i don't know, just gets into my head that there are too many people around.

probably too many piano lessons, and my nosebleeds then and only then, but i appreciate good performances- not overblown ones, just thinking back to some of the concerts i went to with my friends i wonder how i could ever say who exactly is my favorite though.

Yes you know Nat King Cole's the Christmas song, you just don;t know it by title...it starts like this...hahumm..hahumm(clearing throat)...Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..Jack Frost nipping at your nose...Yule tide carols being sung by a chior, and folks dressed up like Eskimos....thank you..thank you all...I'll be here all week.......try the Beef Tips!!!

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Yes you know Nat King Cole's the Christmas song, you just don;t know it by title...it starts like this...hahumm..hahumm(clearing throat)...Chestnuts roasting on an open fire..Jack Frost nipping at your nose...Yule tide carols being sung by a chior, and folks dressed up like Eskimos....thank you..thank you all...I'll be here all week.......try the Beef Tips!!!

true, true- i have heard it many times. problem was i had just been out west and was surrounded by eagles, bison, and pronghorns, not to mention some bighorn sheep just up in the mountains, having dreamed about the missouri melding with the mississippi, and was thinking music? music? what's that? lol

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