Five on Friday Set 127

Posted: Friday, June 22, 2012 by Travis Cody in

It's been a busy week and promises to be even busier next week as we close our quarter.  Sorry I haven't been around to visit much.  I'll catch up before we take off for vacation.



But that's later.  For now, we have Set 127. 

Happy weekend!

Those Were the Days, credited to Boris Fomin/Gene Raskin, adapted from a Russian folk song called Dorogoi dlinnoyu, as performed by Patti Page

Time Passages, written by Al Stewart/Peter White, as released by Al Stewart in 1978

Photographs and Memories, written by Jim Croce, as released by Jim Croce in 1974

"Good Riddance" (Time of Your Life), written by Billie Joe Armstrong, as released by Green Day in 1997

Closing Time, written by Dan Wilson, as released by Semisonic in 1998

Here's a bonus in honor of my pal Julia, Those Were the Days in the original Russian.

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  1. Ivanhoe says:

    I remember the Russian song from the occupation years by the big brother. Yup! Brought back memories...
    Have a great weekend, Trav!

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Don't know any of those Trav. Have a great weekend. Where you off to on vacation?

  1. Oh, a very good set! I use to love Jim Croce. He died far too young.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Trav!

  1. Jim Croce! Yea. And I recognized a couple of the others, too. Thanks for the Friday tunes.

  1. haven't heard Time Passages in a long while. thanks for sharing. i'll have to add this one to my collection of 70s music on my iPod. have a great day~

  1. Oooh good ones. I remember The Limelighters version of Those Were The Days from the 1960s and Jim Croce has been a favorite for a long time. Talk about lost too soon.

  1. Jean says:

    hope next week's closing goes smoother than expected. Bring Vacay on!

    We're headed to the "Alps" this weekend.

  1. AWESOME Travis! Thanks!

  1. Now that is one interesting set....I went with 6 from the three bands I saw last Friday and have chronicled on Music On The Couch this week

  1. I like Jim Croce a lot and I wonder why I don't listen to him more. Gonna have to look up some more of his songs on you tube.

  1. another fine set you pit together by this week it's Time passages that is my fave.

  1. Cherie says:

    "We'd live the life we choose. We'd fight and never lose. Those were the days. Oh yes, those were the days." :)

  1. Linda says:

    Did someone say 'vacation'?? I hope you're going someplace special, can't wait to hear about it!

    This is a great set of songs, "Time Passages" has always been one of my favorites and you can never go wrong with a Jim Croce song!