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"Beep, beep" - the little Nash Rambler song

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Old 08-06-2010, 11:51 AM
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"Beep, beep" - the little Nash Rambler song

In 1958, a singing group called The Playmates hit the Top 40 in the USA with their song, "Beep, Beep", that told the story of a guy driving a Cadillac trying to get rid of a pesky little Nash Rambler that was trying to pass him. Car songs were very big in the late 50's (and 60's) and the song stayed popular for months. Actually, it is still popular with many folks who remember it from their youth, and are prone to hear it playing in their head from time to time - if you want to hear it again, or for the first time, here are several versions (never know when a video might disappear from Youtube, so I'd like a link that lasts to always be here).

version with photos of Nash Ramblers ... and a cat

version from 2008 Trinity Film Fest
(They didn't have a Nash Rambler to use, I guess, so they used a VW - here's a link to a Nash Rambler page with photos for you folks too young (or too far away from the U.S.) to have seen one.)

version with a little animation
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:24 PM
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Hilarious! Brings back memories. Now if I can just keep that tune from replaying over and over in my head . . .
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Hilarious! Brings back memories. Now if I can just keep that tune from replaying over and over in my head . . .

You'll have to do what I just did -- transfer it via the internet into someone else's mind !

Now I can hear the Unicorn Song "... green alligators and long-necked geese, some humpty-backed camels and some chimpanzees, .... "
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:19 PM
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CJ, ok, I need to admit that I have the original Unicorn song on its 1st release by the Rovers on 12" vinyl. Many of these old songs are still timeless.
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CJ, ok, I need to admit that I have the original Unicorn song on its 1st release by the Rovers on 12" vinyl. Many of these old songs are still timeless.
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Murray - I have it on 12" vinyl also, but I would have to setup the player and speakers. It's easier to carry the tune in my head and watch on Youtube. I am happily surprised, Murray, that you are a lover of unicorns.

I guess 50 years from now, someone will remind their friends of Justin Bieber or whoever else is popular, but hopefully someone will be listening to "Beep, Beep", "The Unicorn Song" and "The Purple People Eater" also.

Of course, for truly timeless music, see this thread.
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CJ, I watched the video and all I can say is that music is verdi verdi nice!
Regards, Murray
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CJ, I watched the video and all I can say is that music is verdi verdi nice!
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LOL

I like that answer; I really like that!
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Re: "Beep, beep" - the little Nash Rambler song

lol. havent heard that one in a while. thanks, CJ

to reciprocate, here's one i havent heard in many a year... and it even sort of keeps within the car theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVpMvtCayt0

ok, now ya got me goin nostalgic on music, so here's this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVbGnspgy_8

and one more i havent heard in quite a while: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OecQhpGkpp4

not sure what prompted this nostalgia, CJ, but i'll play you shld see one of my playlists on youtube
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Re: "Beep, beep" - the little Nash Rambler song

Craig - "Purple People Eater" and "Itsy Bitsy Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" are definitely on my playlists at YouTube also. I love being able to see old performances on some of the videos, and some of the animations created for the videos that are only recordings can be fun too.

I don't remember hearing the "Road Hog" song (love the ending), but I liked W.C. Fields (perhaps with Mae West) buying old beat up cars so he could ram "road hogs" who got in his way without worrying about damage to his car.

For me, music recorded in the past is not nostalgia (although I have gone thru a nostalgia phase). Musical tastes are formed while we are young, I believe, and although I have added some new sounds to my tastes, I will always be comfortable with Bing, the Andrews Sisters, Judy Garland, Perry Como, Della Reese, the folk music legends - Peter, Paul & Mary, Ian & Sylvia, Chad Mitchell Trio, Kingston Trio, etc. , the sweet rock sounds of the 60's and 70's, and the fun songs like "Beep, Beep". Just for the record, "The Flying Saucer -Parts 1 & 2" were my first favorite "fun" songs because they included bits of so many popular songs of the day.
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Oooh! The Kingston trio - my favorite group of all time. And my children grew up to Peter, Paul, and Mommy.
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