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Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Dec 21, 2017 2:10
 

For me this is 9 - O U T S T A N D I N G
lshinkawa
(Berkeley, CA)
Posted: Oct 25, 2017 21:22
 

Agree with wseking. I really don't need to hear this song ever again... ever.
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 14:28
 

DEAD FROM OVERPLAY and those goddamned yucky strings
Give us some great underplayed R&B; Little Willie John, Early Ike Turner, Lee Dorsey or Earl King?
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jul 11, 2017 15:35
 

 Skydog wrote:
i see this has 8 votes for "sucko-barfo" and 12 votes for "marginal"

i say it was from Pink Zepplin fans 

 
this is one of my (probably too many) 10 rated tracks....along with some LZ and PF.... I'm all down with the good old stuff...esp. love me some Drifters while Ben E. King was the vocalist. 
drews
(London, Blighty)
Posted: Jul 06, 2016 4:14
 

I hear "stand by mi" as in "mi goreng" noodles, must be lunch time soon


Glória_Rocha
Posted: May 17, 2016 23:36
 

beijos do Brasil    {#Drunk}
ambrebalte
(A pale blue dot)
Posted: May 17, 2016 23:16
 

 Skydog wrote:
i see this has 8 votes for "sucko-barfo" and 12 votes for "marginal"

i say it was from Pink Zepplin fans 

 
{#Cheesygrin}{#Cheesygrin}
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Apr 19, 2016 13:50
 

 phlattop wrote:

 Wonder who else has covered it.

 
wiki says over 400
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Feb 29, 2016 10:22
 

i see this has 8 votes for "sucko-barfo" and 12 votes for "marginal"

i say it was from Pink Zepplin fans 
twoplain2sea
(By my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 9:51
 

       Sounds like cold blooded
   But it's fading into stand by me.
daveinnj
Posted: Dec 11, 2015 12:49
 

Both Kings introduced me to this incredible song.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jan 16, 2015 12:58
 

 boober wrote:
Poose...I'm guessing you read Marvel comics as a kid....."nuff said"!

 
That phrase was actually used long before Stan Lee and Marvel Comics popularized it, but it's where I first saw it as well.
BoFiS
(Brooklyn, NY)
Posted: Nov 29, 2014 10:06
 

 bseib wrote:
Who's credited for playing the velcro?   {#Think}

 
It is actually a gourd guiro played by percussionist Phil Kraus:
http://www.spaceagepop.com/kraus.htm
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jul 27, 2014 10:34
 

Everybody in my homeless camp loves this song...
unclehud
(Charlestown, baby!)
Posted: Feb 05, 2014 13:10
 

 bseib wrote:
Who's credited for playing the velcro?   {#Think}
 
Chuckle, chuckle.  Sounds like it's a guira.  http://www.lpmusic.com/products/guiros/professional-guira/
jimtyrrell
(Owings, MD 20736)
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 15:22
 

Ten ten ten! YouTube 'playing for change' for a very amaxing cover by street musicians from around the world. thanks PBS.
willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 15:18
 

Average rating 8.6 nuff said thumbs up
phlattop
(in the woods of Easton, CT)
Posted: Aug 14, 2013 22:38
 

 Stratocaster wrote:
Always liked this song but I think John Lennon's version is better, with more feeling.

 
It's a tough call for me but this one edges Lennon's. Wonder who else has covered it.
ThePoose
(Ottawa, capital of Canada)
Posted: Jun 12, 2013 12:16
 

What are Marvel comics?


 
boober wrote:
Poose...I'm guessing you read Marvel comics as a kid....."nuff said"!



 


gvan
(From inside the house!)
Posted: Apr 10, 2013 11:58
 

"I cherish these moments."
bseib
(40 21' N 86 53' 40" W)
Posted: Feb 06, 2013 16:32
 

Who's credited for playing the velcro?   {#Think}
leonswiatek
(The Greater Northeast)
Posted: Jan 06, 2013 8:17
 

Never Gets Old
Kanuffen
(Trelleborg, Sverige)
Posted: Dec 05, 2012 23:47
 


joelbb
Posted: Nov 04, 2012 14:19
 

An absolutely transcendent cut that will be played for generations.  There's something archetypal about the message.  Ben E. King's voice is terrific and the arrangement/production is commented on at length below.
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Aug 02, 2012 6:17
 

 Dave_Mack wrote:

And a masterful arrangement.  If I told you a soul song started with a stand-up bass solo with triangle and shaker, would you say "that's a hit!"?  Wow.
 
This was the genius of Ahmet Ertegun, his brother Nesuhi, and Jerry Wexler at Atlantic Records. They did things that no one else had even thought of, much less crafting them into monster pop hits. I highly recommend the Atlantic "R&B 1947-1974" box set. 
gatorade
(Peninsuland)
Posted: May 30, 2012 22:05
 

My REAL LIFE MOVIE moment was with this song playing in the background.
theralph
(Gainesville, Virginia)
Posted: May 16, 2012 7:26
 

 wossName wrote:
On the set of Stand By Me

AWESOME! And I usually reserve that word for the Grand Canyon or when my wife disrobes in our bedroom.
 


wossName
(Earth)
Posted: Apr 14, 2012 14:03
 

On the set of Stand By Me
stevematic
(sandy eggo)
Posted: Mar 28, 2012 11:05
 

if you’re not getting goose bumps, check your pulse
coloradojohn
(Mile High on the Colorado Vibe, Cherry Creek, Denver)
Posted: Feb 25, 2012 18:38
 

Yup, that bass and rhythm just slides right in behind MM&W.  And so the vibe continues in finest RP style this well-soundtracked evening...
Stratocaster
(Bermuda)
Posted: Jan 25, 2012 1:52
 

Always liked this song but I think John Lennon's version is better, with more feeling.
unclehud
(300 feet above the planet)
Posted: Dec 09, 2011 13:38
 

Theme song for a lot of present-day philandering politicians ... ?
PopKombo
(a hipply obscure and slyly sarcastic comment about my location)
Posted: Aug 05, 2011 13:50
 

one word, classic
jim1964
(british columbia, but use to ride the IRT to work)
Posted: Jun 17, 2011 22:26
 

The music of my youth, this and the Drifters bring me back to being at Coney Island.

lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Jun 03, 2011 13:39
 

 Decoy wrote:
when I haven't heard this in a while I think 10

when I have heard it 17 times since Thursday, it's a 9

I can't rate it much lower.   
 

If you don't want to hear Stand by Me "17 times since Thursday" then turn off your oldies radio station, wtf??
FrankAnja
(the Netherlands)
Posted: May 17, 2011 7:46
 

normally I let your stream of music come over me, eager to hear new stuff, sometimes in awe sometimes it leaves me wondered; sometimes I run to my computer to see what you've discovered this time. Now, this one I know ;-) but it also hit's bulls eye for the both of us. thank you Bill and Rebecca for this wonderful radiostation. (from the Netherlands)


Decoy
(Milliway's, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe)
Posted: May 17, 2011 7:40
 

when I haven't heard this in a while I think 10

when I have heard it 17 times since Thursday, it's a 9

I can't rate it much lower.   
boober
(KC,Mo)
Posted: May 17, 2011 7:40
 

 ThePoose wrote:

John Lennon covered this....nuff said.


  Poose...I'm guessing you read Marvel comics as a kid....."nuff said"!


cc_rider
(Austin Texas. Y'all.)
Posted: Apr 01, 2011 8:23
 

 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Prime example of an *excellent* song being overplayed to the point where you instinctively change the channel once it comes on.  A true 10 for the first 10 years I've listened to it, but only a 5 at this point.

 
Sort of funny, I pretty much only give 10s to songs that I NEVER get tired of hearing. Great songs that seem 'overplayed' only get a 9. But I get where you're comin' from.


sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Apr 01, 2011 8:20
 

 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Prime example of an *excellent* song being overplayed to the point where you instinctively change the channel once it comes on.  A true 10 for the first 10 years I've listened to it, but only a 5 at this point.

 

I am totally with you. Instinctively is a good word to describe this phenomenom too.{#Yes}
Dave_Mack
(Saratoga, CA)
Posted: Apr 01, 2011 8:19
 

 WonderLizard wrote:
This is pretty close to the perfect song.
 
And a masterful arrangement.  If I told you a soul song started with a stand-up bass solo with triangle and shaker, would you say "that's a hit!"?  Wow.


ThePoose
Posted: Apr 01, 2011 8:19
 

John Lennon covered this....nuff said.


jadewahoo
Posted: Feb 28, 2011 20:42
 

How can I up my 10 to an 11?
Sigh...
coolpeople_rule
(Winter wonder land)
Posted: Feb 11, 2011 22:28
 

 WonderLizard wrote:
This is pretty close to the perfect song.
 

Agreed!
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Nov 09, 2010 6:47
 

This is pretty close to the perfect song.
TerryS
(The other SW)
Posted: Oct 08, 2010 19:36
 

Excellent segue from Medeski Martin and Woods, except the Segway guy just ran his biwheel device over a cliff..
Don't mind me, just free association happening on a rainy Thanksgiving  weekend night.

Johnny_Wave
(California, baby)
Posted: Aug 05, 2010 18:41
 

Prime example of an *excellent* song being overplayed to the point where you instinctively change the channel once it comes on.  A true 10 for the first 10 years I've listened to it, but only a 5 at this point.

bachbeet
Posted: Jun 20, 2010 9:19
 

Always dug his solo stuff.  His stint with the Drifters was good too.
ziakut
(Chicago, IL)
Posted: May 19, 2010 14:09
 

 LowPhreak wrote:
I am so sick of this song. It's been overplayed to death. 
 
Ditto...it is a good tune for tune's sake...but ugh!
kurtster
(Area code 216)
Posted: Apr 17, 2010 20:05
 

9 to a 10