Sunday, February 21, 2021

UNPLANNED DISCOVERIES

       I sometimes set You Tube going and let it go where it wants to while I do something else . I don't really know how you tube works and I don't really care. You tube thinks it knows what music I like and plays it for me. Once in a while You Tube throws something very different at me.

       The different tune thrown at me a while ago was a group called Pussycat. Ever hear of them? Well, I'd never heard of them. They were easy to listen to and You Tube played them often. 



       The group consisted of three female singers and a good band made up of rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass, drums and an instrument not seen often...the steel guitar. 

        So I had never heard of this group. They were active from about 1975-85. They had hits and one of their hits was Mississippi so I naturally thought they were Americans. 

       So one day I decided to look up who this group was.

       I found many surprises. They were  a Dutch group. The female singers were sisters. That one blew me away. As I said before they had some big hits.

       So that gives a different perspective about the group and their music.

       So tell me now, how many of you have ever heard of this group? Am I the only one who missed it?

32 comments:

  1. Gosh... Nope. Not me. I’ve never heard of them, but you’ve got me curious.

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    1. And because you're curious you'll probably discover a few other things.

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  2. I thought I remembered them but when I looked them up I realized I was thinking of a different band. There was a Norwegian rock band called The Pussycats back in the 60s. I listened to some songs from the band you are talking about and I can see why you enjoy them. You really find a lot of good music on YouTube!

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    1. I noticed that there were other bands called Pussycat. I'll have to give them a listen.

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  3. Hello,
    I am not familiar with this group, I will check them out on Youtube.
    Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

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    1. I listened to talk radio for quite a while so I may have missed them.

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  4. If I ever knew this group then I now have to say I've totally forgotten them.
    However I'd also say there must have been hundreds, if not thousands of bands about in the seventies that I've never heard of, even Australian bands.
    Alphie

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    1. You make a good assumption about bands. Many kids thought they could gain fame and fortune with a band.

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  5. As soon when I red Pussycat, I remembered inmediately this Dutch group. They were very popular here. As Dutch is not a well known language, much artists sing in english to get a global public.

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    1. I was thinking about you when I wrote this post. Since then I've listened and I do pick up an accent.

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  6. No, I never heard of this group but I don't often sit and listen to music just for fun. Sometimes when I'm walking I'll listen to some favorite bands.

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    1. Well. this was 75 to 85 so you may have been listening to more music at the time.

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  7. Do you subscribe to the YT music app (at cost) or is this all in the free mode? I would love to have YT play debates or lectures with my phone or ipad closed, but that little perks would cost me ~$20/mo.

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  8. I don't remember ever hearing their music. Their name is not familiar to me.

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    1. You've listened to a lot of music so a bit of a surprise that you don't remember them.

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  9. I have heard the name before but after listening to a half dozen songs of theirs via YouTube, I can't swear that I remember any of them.

    I am always amazed though of how many groups I listened to as my youth and would have bet money were American groups turned out to be English or European. I assume that had to do with the chances of becoming famous and making money here versus the country where they were from originally.

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    1. Many North American performers have made the European trip to try for fame and fortune.

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  10. Why a Dutch group would be singing a country-style song about Mississippi is a mystery!

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    1. Yes, now I'll have to check this song out and see where it comes from.

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  11. I had never heard of them. I will give a listen though.

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    1. Maybe age is playing a game with us since most don't remember this group.

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  12. I have never in my life heard of Pussycat. I wonder what led YouTube to connect you with them? I often find that YouTube thinks I want to watch things that I really have no interest in at all!

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    1. You tube gets control of me rather than the other way around.

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  13. I have never heard of them either and I listen to lots of music through the years. So Red, I guess you're not alone in not knowing this band. :)

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    1. How many other performers have I missed. Yes, I'd never listened to Fleet Wood Mac until recently and I like them.

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  14. I have not heard of them, but that was the era I missed because my kids were young and not listening to current music yet, and I was busy.

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    1. Okay, I'll buy that. I've been there. I laughed at my daughter's comment because she was 5 to 10 years old at that time.

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    1. I wonder how many other bands we've forgotten.

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  16. I remember the song "Mississippi" but I had forgotten the name of the group. If you were the lead singer of a pop group Red what would you call it?

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  17. Neither of us had heard of the group or the song, but we enjoyed it, Thanks for sharing your discovery with us! Thanks for sending warmer weather!

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