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Vintage & Modern MIDIs
   Big Band, Swing Era
   Calypso
   Classical
   Contemporary Pop
   Continental, European
   Country, Blue Grass
   Folk Songs
   Gospel
   Hawaiin
   Holiday
   Jazz
   Movie, Broadway Tunes
   Novelty
   Patriotic
   Polkas
   Rags, Old Timey
   Waltzes
  Miscellaneous Music

Latin American Music
   Boleros, Danzones
   Canciones Variadas
   Cumbias, Merengues
   Mambos, ChaChaChas
   Paso Dobles
   Rancheras, Corridos
   Rumbas, Guarachas
   Sambas, Bossa Novas

   Tangos

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Contemporary Pop Music
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Selections below are MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) instrumental files.

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Bill Haley & the Comets - Rock Around the Clock

Big Girls Don't Cry
California Girls
Downtown
Earth Angel
Fun, Fun, Fun
Good Vibes
I Get Around
I Just Called to Say I Love You
It's My Party
Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer
Only You
Paper Roses
Last Date
Love Letters In The Sand
Rock Around The Clock
Save The Last Dance
Traveling Man
When I'm Sixty Four
YMCA

I must confess to not being much of a rock & roll fan these days. When the genre first appeared in the mid to late 1950s, I was a big fan of recordings such as Rock Around the Clock, The Schoolhouse Rock, and See Ya Later, Alligator by Bill Haley & the Comets. If one enjoyed "jitterbug" dancing in those days (and I did) these songs seemed to have a more intensive rhythm than the "swing" music we'd been dancing to by Benny Goodman, Les Brown, and Glenn Miller for the past decade or so.

I also enjoyed some of the early recordings of Elvis Presley, Frankie Valli, Buddy Holley, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys. I even found some of the music by Jimmi Hendrix and Janice Joplin rather compelling - but as rock got harder over the years, most of it lost all appeal for me.

Therefore, some of the "contemporary" songs listed on this page may not seem all that up-to-date - but they are indicative of the era when guys and gals still held hands and touched each other when they danced. I still enjoy holding a woman when we trip the light fantastic.

These selections have been created (sequenced)
on an electronic keyboard connected to a PC,
and saved as computer MIDI files.

The files can be burned to a CD, but will not work
in a regular audio CD player or "boombox."

However, they can be played via any standard computer.


Downloading Information
Internet Explorer users should right-click the song and choose "Save Target As..."
Netscape and Firefox users should right-click it and choose "Save Link Target As..."

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M I D I s
  Big Band, Swing Era   Calypso   Classical   Contemporary Pop   Continental, European   Country, Blue Grass   Folk Songs
Gospel   Hawaiin   Holiday   Jazz   Movie, Stage Tunes   Novelty   Patriotic   Polkas   Rags, Old Timey   Waltzes

Latin-American MIDIs
Boleros, Danzones    Canciones Variadas    Cumbias, Merengues    Mambos, ChaChaChas
Paso Dobles    Rancheras, Corridos    Rumbas, Guarachas    Sambas, Bossa Novas    Tangos

Full Sound Voice & Orchestra WAVs, etc.

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