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#21 Bact PhD

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 11:26 AM

If you like jazz/swing, this is worth the nearly 18 minutes of your time.


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#22 Bact PhD

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 11:30 AM

Good viewing to get through a couple hours on a sick day...or, if you're healthy and want to hear about the history of trains in the US.


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#23 AnBr

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 09:20 PM

View PostBact PhD, on 08 February 2018 - 11:26 AM, said:

If you like jazz/swing, this is worth the nearly 18 minutes of your time.

I have always liked this song. Years ago when I got my Audigy 24-bit sound card it came with some demo songs. One of them was this. Sing, Sing, Sing in lossless 24-bit sound will blow your socks off.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:49 AM

A reminder to all of us, the young ladies in this video are pushing 60.


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