An Italian American born and raised in the country (now a congested Northern CA metropolis). Grew up on Rockabilly and Do wop. Love both types music forever. My ex and I loved "Soul" / Motown and SF Bay Area Rock big time in 60s & 70s. Loved the late 70s through early 90s when country music was going wild. Had a radio going all day at work and at home then. A classic time that will always live for me. Favorites include, Barry White, Four Tops, Chi-Lites, Elvis, George Strait, Tracy Bird, Judds, Charlie Pride, Doobie Bros, Bobby Vinton, Marty Stewart, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Alan Jackson, ect.
Update 11/ 2015: Oh forgive me for not mentioning my forever adoration for all that classic and swinging Jazz. Let's face it "all that jazz" rises to the top, doesn't it? Also, my wife and I have always been season ticket holders for the New West Symphony, in Southern CA. It is world class - I totally recommend it for sure
Best to you all, with much love! ..Carl F. Alaimo