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Needle And Thread, Gonna Wind Up Dead September 1, 2017

Filed under: 1900s,Culture,History,Nostalgia,Photography,Pics,Vintage — kerbey @ 1:37 pm
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America by Summerville, garment mill

New York garment district


6 Responses to “Needle And Thread, Gonna Wind Up Dead”

  1. Needle and thread got to get ya out of my head.
    The industry has now been taken over by 13 year old Chinese.

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  2. Benson Says:

    Curious rhyme. Origin? Could it be that they were called “sweat shops” because everyone wore long sleeves.

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    • kerbey Says:

      Oh, it’s just a popular song that plays on the radio a lot.

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      • Benson Says:

        I guess I should listen to the radio more. At least while driving.

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      • kerbey Says:

        Ah, no–you’re not missing out on much. I can’t keep up w/ my son. Most of the teens don’t even listen to the radio. They all have Spotify accounts and listen to God knows what. They’ll be few collective memories, I imagine, since they don’t have shared experiences as far as there being 300 TV channels and youtube and music sites. I figure if I ask you to sing me the chorus of “Hang on, Sloopy,” you could. But this next generation is so isolated from each other. Who can assume which songs they all know?

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      • Benson Says:

        Excellent observation. When I was a teen AM radio was king; later a few FM stations started playing “groovy” tunes. In both cases when you mentioned the Beatles, Stones or Temptations every kid knew what you were talking about. Now with all of different music outlets the common experience is diminished. Curious. Hang on Sloopy-Sloopy Hang on…

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