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“I’m leaving it up to you- oou, you decide what you’re gonna do, or do you want my Love-a-ove, or are we thru?” Just one of many wonderful lyrics you would hear in an Oldies Jukebox from the 50′s and 60′s. Surely, you’ll never hear Hip-Hop-Rap in an Oldies Jukebox, or from the Classic era. It has been noted by musical analyst, that the number of chords used in Rap has been reduced, sacraficing variety for volume, compared to an Era of pure and clean lyrics, rather than the harsh and boring shortened lyrics that focus on love vs. death, romance vs. sex, and juvenile slang that begs for a jump-start in basic English, and hopes that the Lyric being repeated over and over again – will somehow jump out of the furrow, the needle has so deeply rooted in, leaving you to witness a music as only a “Trend”, that will not last. Oldies-but-Goodies speak to wholesome romance, school-yard stories and Malt-shop flirting rendezvous – however are remembered for honor in dating, traditional values, and classic Muscle Cars from the Frankie Avalon days, and ” Good, good, good vibrations”, from the Beach Boys, and the Oldies Jukebox delivered the tunes, in amusement parks, Ice cream parlors, and your favorite hamburger joint – A+W Rootbeer.
Popular music especially has always prized a degree of conformity—witness the enduring popularity of cover songs and remixes—while at the same time being obsessed with the new. Music today draws from the same chords as music from the 1950s, the days of the Oldies Jukebox. Nearly all melodies are composed of ten most popular chords. What music lost in variety, it has gained in volume. Songs today are on average 9 decibels louder than half a century ago, confirming what industry types have long suspected: that record labels engage in a “loudness race” in order to catch radio listeners’ attention. Since digital audio formats max out at a certain decibel level, as the average loudness inches towards that ceiling, songs will lose dynamic range, becoming ever more uniform. This homogeneity is not just jarring to melomaniacs. It might confuse the popular algorithms for identifying and recommending tracks, like those used by Spotify and other music services. In contrast, many people cut their teeth on songs by Fankie Valli and the Four Seasons, the Supremes, the Angels and “My Boyfriend’s Back. Many would slow dance to Dione Warwick’s ” If you see me walkin down the street, each time we meet and I start to cry, walk on by “, and melodies like “Wishin n Hopin” ; the underlying beat gave so many that loved Oldies Jukebox melodies, spun out a steady rhythm to dance to and allowed music lovers to grow accustomed to rockin-out to songs that were both happy as well as catchy. We did the doo-wop’ing by the Belmonts, speaking to the time when lyrics were pure, untainted and simply Fun. Today – If I walk up to a Seeburg, a Crosley, or a Rockabilly playing a Jukebox Classic, I’ll have no other choice but to kick up my heels and dance with my Sweetheart.
It’s not always the music itself that becomes so fond to you, as it is knowing while you’re hearing the tune from the Oldies Jukebox, you’re reminded of the times and places in which you grew up; the bus-stop, the local Schoolyard, the high-school dances and the kids you hung out with, maybe you had a chance to drive up to the local Hamburger n Malt Drive-in and listened to the Oldies Jukebox. Perhaps the memory that has been revived, is one of your first childhood Sweet-hearts that you walked to class everyday, and that tune you’re hearing actually takes you back to the very moment you met. These oldies songs are special because of the feelings and connections it established upon listening to the lyrics and melodies of these songs. Crusine-nights are always a part of summer-times, in suburban locations and main-street. Classic Hot Rods have the ability to draw folks, out of their homes – will simply drop the chores, to get in on all the eye-candy, and perhaps enjoy a juicy hamburger and an Oldies Jukebox as well. If you look at the collection of songs in these jukebox oldies, you will find that most of these electronic juke boxes focus on the 1950s and 1960s. although the songs usually do not have any associated graphics with them, but they are so nice and the collection is so well chosen that the songs will bring back to your mind the memories and glimpses of your own old days. That is why these Oldies Jukebox are considered to be a really special gift for just about anyone.
Jukebox oldies are special type of music because they serve as a medium to keep in touch with the music of your past. It is an interconnecting link that associates listeners, their feelings, their songs and their experiences. The melodies you liked during high school years still liven up happy memories and you still enjoy reminiscing cherished melodies. Reminiscing the lyrics in a song like ” Give me a ticket for an airplane, ain’t got time to take a fast train, I’m a going home, my baby wrote me a letter”; or ” If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair”- and how can we forget ” Johnny angel, how I love him- when I think of him, I know how heaven will be”. It’s not always the music itself that becomes so fond to you, as it is knowing while you’re hearing the tune from the Oldies Jukebox, you’re reminded of the times and places in which you grew up; the local Schoolyard and the kids you played with or the little community Church you attended, maybe you had a chance to drive up to the local Hamburger n Malt Drive-in and listened to the Oldies Jukebox. Perhaps the memory that has been revived, is one of your first childhood Sweet-heart, and that tune you’re hearing actually takes you back to the very moment you met. These oldies songs are special because of the feelings and connections it established upon listening to the lyrics and melodies of these songs. Popular music from the baby boomer generation is back. Juke boxes play the popular music of the baby boomers era. There are myriad hit melodies in this period that will surely bring back cherished remembering of the conventional Jukebox, the day of Drive-up Malt Shops and Pedal Cars. From musical point of view, the baby boomer era is a wonderful epoch where ideas and inventions occurred and successfully recaptured the golden spirit of the said period.
Ah, the Oldies Jukebox . The very word conjures up images of the 1950s, doesn’t it? We think poodle skirts, leather jackets and that impressive jukebox in the corner. Nostalgia is hypnotic, isn’t it?
But jukeboxes actually go much farther back than that. The first coin operated music box was invented in the late 1800s. Not until 1940 did they aquire their current name, “Joog Joint” or shanty Taverns, where farmers and plantation workers could slip away in the evenings, and obtain inexpensive food and entertainment.
Many models of old jukeboxes can be quite valuable due to their rarity. It is a good idea to have an antiques dealer give you an estimate of the worth before you make a purchase. However- sometimes cost is not an issue, to the genuine Collector; they just have to have it.
There is no reason we can’t still enjoy an Oldies Jukebox today. Though not sold on every corner, they are still attainable. You might be able to find one fully restored, or it might be one that needs some tlc. One thing is sure, the finished product is sure to be one, that will delight for more generations to come.
Few things bring back more memories for those who were of age during the 1950′s than a good old jukebox. Whether the mere thought of one of the glowing machines makes you think about sitting around the table with your friends in a local diner after schools or taking to the dance floor with your high school sweetheart while your favorite ballad played, a jukebox has the power to evoke memories that you had thought were long forgotten. Therefore, for most, owning a jukebox means that you own a bit of history…a history that is rooted in simpler and more carefree times.
In its heyday, the jukebox provided commercial free music on demand, and allowed for people to shuffle through a vast selection of the contemporary songs to find just the one that they wanted to hear. This concept was a revolutionary one, and paved the way for future music technologies in many aspects. Teeny-boppers and adults, alike, flocked to these lit up music boxes that were larger than life to listen to the ballad or rock-n-roll tune that they’d been waiting to hear, and were more than happy to put in all of their pocket change to fill the room with the sweet sounds of Elvis or Patsy Cline.
Even though these magical music machines might have ties to the past for some, the younger generation is now seeing just how wonderful and unique owning a jukebox can be. Having one in your home might have once been considered old fashioned, but now these light up symbols of bygone days are highly coveted by a wide range of age groups. Something about them seems to fascinate us and bring out the child in us, regardless of how old we are.
Aside from its aesthetic appeal, there are a number of reasons why owning a jukebox is a wonderful idea. They make fantastic conversation pieces, they play a wide selection of music, and they are great to have at parties. You’re sure to find that having one in your home will liven up any party and complete any nostalgia collection. Though most of us are now straying away from these beautiful music makers, and purchasing digital players instead, there will always be a place for the jukebox in our homes and in our hearts.
Many of the jukeboxes that are sold today come equipped to play your digital music or am/fm radio, so you can get the best of both worlds. That Oldies Jukebox that you’ve been dreaming about, with its neon lights and chrome plating, can now play music from your favorite bands with crystal clear quality. Bring a piece of history into your home with an affordable and truly unique jukebox, and be the envy of all your friends.
“I’m leaving it up to you- you decide what you’re gonna do – do you want my Love – or are we thru”? Just one of thousands of Oldies-but-Goodies you can hear on one of our exquisitely crafted Oldies Jukebox , by using your iPod on our CR 1701-A, or CD Played with the CR 11; or up-grade to the CR 12 D1 with Touch Screen Interface, with current state-of-art computer and audio technology, featuring a robust music server, percolating bubble tubes and dual Neon lighting. Surely, these musical masterpieces, will set the mood for a “Jukebox Romance” experience, and bring memories for a Lifetime.
How about inserting some musical excitement into your Living Room, Bedroom, or Office. Isn’t the modern entertainment center a bit homogenous? Crosley’s iJuke Premier finally fills the need for something that both looks great and boasts plenty of functionality. This dazzling iJuke Premier brings back the Vintage times Rockin around the Jukebox Magic, but in a no fuss tabletop version. Dock and listen to your iPod and CD’s with the Oldies Jukebox and full range Stereo Speakers, authentic Neon Lighting, Eternity Lighting, and Remote Control, all wrapped in a beautiful Cherry exterior finish. When your loved one ignites one of these beauties, they’ll have to chase their Bobby Socks, when blown away !
The Library of Congress in concert with Sony, has launched the National Jukebox. Thousands of Historic recordings are available to main-stream America from the early 1900′s to today, culled from the RCA Victor archives. A cherished collection of popular music, dance tunes, opera, foundational jazz, famous oratory, poetry and humor are offered. This service, opens a door for Grand-Parents and Great Grand-Parents to reminisce, favorite tunes heard and danced to; revealing one of the most creative and cherished periods in American Music culture. We offer state-of-art Oldies Jukebox, that is Internet Accessible, allowing instant access to this collection and more. Featuring – Full size Digital Bubbler Jukebox, Digital Video and Music Server, Touch Screen Interface, USB Enabled, CD Player, Percolating Bubble Tubes, Authentic Neon Lighting and Remote Control. Surely, this exquisitely crafted masterpiece, will do everything except- Dance for you!
Remember the days of the 50′s, when you could pull up in your Muscle Car, or walk into an Ole Drugstore Soda Fountain, with wooden floors and Fountain Bar Stools, you’d plunk yourself down to enjoy a mouth-watering Hamburger, bulging with all the condiments and delicious Malt. As your eyes danced around the Nostalgic atmosphere, you reminisced the assorted candy jars, candy apples, peanut brittle, refreshing Coca Cola collectibles, Tiffany Lamps and let’s not forget the table-top Oldies Jukebox, we couldn’t resist hearing a classic Oldies-but-Goody, by inserting a quarter. Just like the Jukeboxes in the Ole Diners, this exquisite Oldies Jukebox CR 1701 A features – iPod docking station, authentic Led and eternity lighting, stereo speakers, remote control and Paprika exterior finish. Truly, a legendary Jukebox by Crosley Radio, you can listen to your most cherished tunes and Rock the nite away!