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make the music flow : the osmonds 1967-1973

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the osmond brothers  make the music flow  buy on itunes
the osmond brothers  i've got loving on my mind  buy on itunes
the osmond brothers  flower music  buy on itunes
the osmond brothers  mary elizabeth  buy on itunes
the osmond brothers  i can't stop  buy on itunes
the osmonds  one bad apple  buy on itunes
the osmonds  think  buy on itunes
the osmonds  catch me baby  buy on itunes
the osmonds  flirtin'  buy on itunes
the osmonds  sweet and innocent  buy on itunes
the osmonds  she makes me warm  buy on itunes
the osmonds  chilly winds  buy on itunes
the osmonds  double loving  buy on itunes
the osmonds  if you're going to leave me  buy on itunes
the osmonds  we never said forever  buy on itunes
the osmonds  keep on my side  buy on itunes
the osmonds  love is  buy on itunes
the osmonds  down by the lazy river  buy on itunes
the osmonds  yo-yo  buy on itunes
the osmonds  hold her tight  buy on itunes
the osmonds  girl  buy on itunes
the osmonds  what could it be  buy on itunes
the osmonds  we all fall down  buy on itunes
the osmonds  crazy horses  buy on itunes
the osmonds  one way ticket to anywhere  buy on itunes
the osmonds  it's alright  buy on itunes
the osmonds  mirror, mirror  buy on itunes
the osmonds  goin' home  buy on itunes

Comment:

The Osmonds?!? Sure, we've all joked about their white-bread wholesome image, the lightweight candy-coated pop hits and those matching body-hugging jumpsuits. The Rolling Stone Record Guide said their records should be melted. It's doubtful that they'll ever be inducted into the Rock `n' Roll Hall of Fame, even though they've been in the music biz for fifty years (they're reuniting for two concerts in Las Vegas in August to celebrate the milestone). So why devote a mix to these guys? Cheeseball image and critical bashing aside, these siblings recorded some pretty worthwhile tunes, incorporating elements of bubblegum, baroque pop, country, hard rock and soul. Sure, not all their songs hit the mark (some of their stabs at heavy metal fall a little flat), but these 28 tracks should hopefully demonstrate that these brothers gave the world some first-rate material during their glory years.
This mix includes several of their late 60s singles, as well as selections from the first five MGM albums: The Osmonds (6-10), Homemade (11-15), Phase III (16-19), Crazy Horses (20-24) and the obligatory Mormon concept album, The Plan (25-28). Only the latter got a proper CD reissue - you'll have to scour the thrift store record bins to get your hands on the others. They're not difficult to find, as the Osmond clan has sold more than 70 million albums. Some of the hits are here, not because I felt obligated to include them, but because they're excellent songs in their own right. Can anyone resist the temptation of "One Bad Apple" or a spin of "Yo-Yo"? Who cares if they're Jackson 5 rip-offs. The title track, a Cowsills' cover, could be my favorite of the bunch. It's a catchy slice of Hollies-like popsike featuring their trademark harmonies. My music snob friends are always shocked when I tell them it's the Osmonds after playing it - and then they ask to hear it again.
Thanks go out to honorary Osmond, Barrydali, who provided some technical help. So you want a quiz? Of course you do. Identify the smiling faces on the cover from left to right. First correct answer gets a copy - and a case of tooth whitener.
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Feedback:

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Thomas_Mohr
Date: 6/7/2007
Stunning mixwork, bud. A delightful journey back to the golden olden daze of childhood. Sweet and innocent, inded. Can't wait for the complementary mix featuring all the goodies by Little Jimmy, Donny & Marie. ;)
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Thomas_Mohr
Date: 6/8/2007
Sweet and innocent, indeed. And I guess it's Donny, Jay, Alan, Merrill and Wayne, right?
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Skipper Bartlett
Date: 6/8/2007
I commend you on the courage to display your guilty pleasures....and Crazy Horses kicks serious ass!
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anthony lombardi
Date: 6/8/2007
i can't say that i'm an osmond fan, although i have had plenty of experience with them due to my mother's record collection from way back when. this was obviously cultivated with great TLC though, so i commend you on your efforts.
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Jenergy
Date: 6/8/2007
Oh Moe, this is beyond lovely. Thanks so much for having the courage to post this.
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Barrydali
Date: 6/8/2007
The Osmonds? I've been bopping to The Osmonds? You rogue! I think I need to take you up on your offer of a copy of this. Wow.
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Mixxer
Date: 6/8/2007
LOL! That picture is scary.
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 6/8/2007
An integral slice of my childhood here (although I must say that during the Bubble-gum Cartoon Wars I was firmly in the Jackson camp.) Loved the Donnie interview a decade or so back where he said Michael Jackson told him his name was poison and he should change it. (Great place to go for advice, eh?.) I would love to get my hands on a copy.
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Mesh
Date: 6/8/2007
Guilty pleasures abounding.... brings back many fun memories of childhood. Very nicely done.
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Pop Kulcher
Date: 6/8/2007
Oh, Moe, sometimes you just go too far! Obviously timed for the debut of the new season of Big Love next Monday, right? Alas, since I recently used "Crazy Horses" for an autobiographical mix tracing my musical development, I can't exactly say anything negative.
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musicgnome
Date: 6/8/2007
True to form, Moe. I know nada. Btw, the guy on the far left scares me and won't stop staring. Please make hime stop.Crazy frikkin Osmond staring at me all the time...he thinks he's got me fooled, but I'm on to him and his evil Osmondiness.
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gobi
Date: 6/8/2007
Congratulations on putting this together . . . . I'm gonna take your word on it being brilliant . . . . I remember as a kid liking Crazy horses but also remember hating 'long haired lover from Liverpool' with a vengeance ! So much so that I am poisoned to anything else (especially that godawful duet that Marie and Donnie did). And I know that neither of those abominations appear here, but, hey, I have been poisoned. Well done for being so brave in putting it together tho . . .
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Rob Conroy
Date: 6/8/2007
Er... um... er... I'll take your word on the fact that this is good. ;-)
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hemizen
Date: 6/8/2007
And they called it puppy love....
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Moe
Date: 6/8/2007
So I'm guessing that everyone who's commented on this mix has: A)not noticed there's a quiz. B)believe that smarty pants Thomas gave the right answer or C) wouldn't want a copy, even if it was free. Well Mr. Mohr knows his Osmonds, because his answer was correct. I'll be contacting you soon, buddy.
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sammyg123
Date: 6/9/2007
The Osmonds? Well, I like their early stuff. That's what I'll be saying very soon after receiving a copy of this mix (subtle hint). If i'd have taken a crack at the quiz I'd have thought the little one was Jimmy, Donny was second from right... I'd have been in all sorts of a mess.
Like wot Rob said. If you say this is good, Moe, then it is....
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French Connection
Date: 6/9/2007
See Gobi's comment.
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 6/10/2007
Play it again Moe. The first album I remember owning was a Donny Osmond album.
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Salman1
Date: 6/11/2007
The cover scares me, but it intrigues!
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p the swede
Date: 6/11/2007
wow, this couldn't come from noone but you
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valis
Date: 6/19/2007
Sorry (?) I missed this Moe! I'll echo and ditto the fine gentleman from Sweden...
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sport !
Date: 7/13/2007
I agree with valis, and I regret not seeing this until now!!

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