The Smiley Smile Message Board

Non Smiley Smile Stuff => General Music Discussion => Topic started by: Rocker on March 16, 2012, 01:19:41 PM



Title: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on March 16, 2012, 01:19:41 PM
Well, I just had to start this thread. Post videos, discuss artists and songs and just enjoy the great diversity of country music.

I start with this cool song by Jessie Colter (Waylon's wife):

Maybe You Should've Been Listening
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGXr4yxrSAE&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGXr4yxrSAE&feature=player_embedded)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: hypehat on March 16, 2012, 05:54:47 PM
Can we get some love for Gram Parsons in this thread, or is he not hardcore Nashville/Bakersfield enough? $1000 Wedding is one of the most beautiful 70's country songs anyway, so nyah.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95WCd6J-cGA


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: MyGlove on March 16, 2012, 07:50:15 PM
a little ode to my home state

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPpnvNlywP8


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 17, 2012, 03:27:23 PM
Can we get some love for Gram Parsons in this thread, or is he not hardcore Nashville/Bakersfield enough?


If he's good, he's good. Nothing else matters. Country music is about that - music.


Quote
$1000 Wedding is one of the most beautiful 70's country songs anyway, so nyah.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95WCd6J-cGA


It's nice but doesn't really impress me that much. Maybe it'll take some time.


Here's another tear jerker from Hank jr. From what I know about Hank jr, it really is hit or miss with him. He might write songs in the way Mike Love likes with mentioning as many song titles (mostly by his father)  as possible or he composes narrow-minded political songs and sounds like an idiot but then he can turn around and come up with such heartfelt classics as this.

(I Don't Have) Anymore Love Songs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICLIKyc90kA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICLIKyc90kA)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: BananaLouie on March 17, 2012, 03:36:43 PM
Both Gram Parsons and Michael Nesmith are trailblazers for country rock. Here's one by Papa Nez from Nevada Fighter.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mM58Hs-jyo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mM58Hs-jyo)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Paulos on March 18, 2012, 10:09:19 AM
Are we allowed to mention Country Love in this thread?  ;D


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: hypehat on March 19, 2012, 08:41:35 AM
Dear God no  ;D


The thing about $1000 dollar Wedding is that it's so ambiguous - is the girl dead? or did she just run off with somebody else, leaving him at the altar? What's with the third verse? It's like all the action has happened off-screen. But Rocker, I would check out both his solo records and the first Flying Burrito Brothers album, if you want to try and 'get' Gram.

Other good Gram - Hickory Wind off the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo album. A beautiful tune.

My other 'lets go country' fix includes the beat-up Merle Haggard LP I own, Mama Tried, which is absolutely no nonsense there.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Mike's Beard on March 19, 2012, 10:30:52 AM
Hank Williams. All the Country you'll ever need. Seek out his Luke The Drifter stuff.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 19, 2012, 12:14:10 PM
Hank Williams. All the Country you'll ever need. Seek out his Luke The Drifter stuff.


Hank was fantastic, no doubt. But it's nowhere near "all the country you'll ever need". There's too much artists that are as great as he was.



hypehat, yes, I know "Hickory wind". Thanks for the heads up. Will keep my eyes (and ears) open.
Do you know Hag's "Same train a different time" ? It's a tribute album for Jimmie Rodgers and a fantastic one I might add. He keeps very true to Jimmie's sound but still has some of his own signatures in it. Here's just one song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLMwsslLJGY&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLMwsslLJGY&feature=related)


Check the album out. It's really, really beautiful.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Pinder's Gone To Kokomo And Back Again on March 19, 2012, 02:28:57 PM
I've been obsessing Doug Sahm's solo stuff lately!



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: cablegeddon on March 20, 2012, 05:43:43 AM
This is my favorite country song at the moment

Lefty Frizzell - Sick sober & sorry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA5Wo4o_ndk

Quote
C                 F
Oh sick sober and sorry
G7                  C
Broke disgusted and sad
               F
Sick sober and sorry
    G7                        C
But look at the fun that I’ve had

                      F
I met with a gal in a tavern
   D7               G7
Oh what a beautiful dream
C                         F
We had three or four then had several more
    G7                        C
And that's when I went off my beam

Repeat #1

                          F
The jukebox so loudly was playing
     D7              G7
Each couple having a ball
C                             F
But of all of them gals their sweethearts and pals
     G7                     C
I'll bet I'm the sickest of all

Repeat #1

                                F
The clock on the wall said it’s later
   D7                    G7
In fact it was twenty to four
C                         F
In spite of my pride they kicked me outside
     G7                         C
They locked and they bolted the door


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 20, 2012, 09:31:30 AM
I haven't heard very much by Lefty Frizzell yet but always wanted to look for his music because what I actually had heard sounded good. Thanks for posting this.


EDIT:

For anyone who's interested, here's part one of a BBC documentary about country music. You can also find the rest on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebwX_mZ0Kak (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebwX_mZ0Kak)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 25, 2012, 09:31:39 AM
Back to Merle Haggard's Jimmie Rodgers tribute albu, I found this clip of Hag sitting at home and playing "California blues" solo for the camera:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dksg_gSBiR0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dksg_gSBiR0)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on March 25, 2012, 12:31:17 PM
Here's another tear jerker from Hank jr. From what I know about Hank jr, it really is hit or miss with him. He might write songs in the way Mike Love likes with mentioning as many song titles (mostly by his father)  as possible or he composes narrow-minded political songs and sounds like an idiot but then he can turn around and come up with such heartfelt classics as this.

(I Don't Have) Anymore Love Songs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICLIKyc90kA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICLIKyc90kA)

Yes he's certainly an enigma.  I think a case could be made that he's a musical genius in a lot of ways, he suffers from the same inconsistancy some of the absolute most talented musicians did (including Brian Wilson).  Some songs are just a whim he had, others are unbelievably good.  His father had a similar gift.

Here's one I really like he wrote, check it out, it's a Waltz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huKwlgKmj5A


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on March 25, 2012, 12:44:51 PM
Couple more just for giggles.

First, some great late 80's type stuff, here's Vern Gosdin.  What a voice. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdTkeqdm1QA

Next, here's some of Roger Miller's particular brand of Genius:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No7asZj5esY

he had such a way with words, he could always get that country 'phrase' that he needed to write a hook around.  The guitar is on some other level, the guy must have been an alien that played that sh*t. 

Finally, here's some good 'ol Bob Wills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--_AXFcm48o







Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 01, 2012, 10:34:49 AM

Finally, here's some good 'ol Bob Wills.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--_AXFcm48o


Bob Willis is great and a strong influence on later Texas musicians like Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.

Do you know this Texas swing version of "Milkcow blues boogie" (later done by Elvis in a fantastic version on Sun):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQqx_X8ZnSk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQqx_X8ZnSk)



BTW I just posted this in another thread but it's so good I had to post it here as well. Another great country tearjerker by the Killer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-Zdt3tHp80&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-Zdt3tHp80&feature=related)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 07, 2012, 03:00:43 PM
Here's some great vintage Don Gibson & The Jordanaires for you:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v_L-GbNXx8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v_L-GbNXx8)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on June 09, 2012, 01:41:37 PM
Here's a great song by Kathy Mattea that mentions the Beach Boys. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQZV6q00sUc


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on June 09, 2012, 02:25:30 PM
A lot of the ones I really like are the really hokey cheesy ones from the 80's. 

John Conlee - "Old School"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQepIPCQvaI

John Conlee - "Back Side Of 30"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEKjCJgMsIU

John Conlee - "Friday Night Blues"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPejfpQPRhQ


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on June 09, 2012, 03:11:26 PM
Another great group was the Bellamy Brothers. 

"Let Your Love Flow" actually hit #1 on the pop charts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1QBKkjYm3o

That's a cooker. 

Other great songs of theirs:

"Kids of the Baby Boom"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0AxCD84Rfs&fmt=18

These guys were such great songwriters.  They had a LOT of songs like that last one.  Kind of like the Statler brothers in that regard.

Another one I really like, but you guys probably won't, lol.  This song, to me, rocks.  I don't really agree with what they're saying, but I can SEE what they're saying.  I just think it's great to sing a song about 'your woman' like that, warts and all.  Plus their harmony is great (always was).

"Redneck Girl"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpc-9bVn8hM



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on June 09, 2012, 04:05:14 PM
I always liked this one. "I need more of you"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCypNDgCFgI


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Newguy562 on June 09, 2012, 04:12:55 PM
Lately I've been listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival a lot :) is that considered Country?


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on June 09, 2012, 04:45:46 PM
It's more Rock but ultimately it doesn't matter, the only thing I won't listen to is whiny p*ssy rock.  Like Daughtrey and that kind of crap. 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on June 09, 2012, 05:02:35 PM
Sammy Kershaw is on another level.

"Matches" (Video got banned from CMT, lol)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNj8tNAt0Us

It's got that awesome country trick they pull where they have some big turn or twist in the meaning of the lyrics at the end of the song.  This one's particularly goosebump worthy.

Again; it's corny, but I see that as a great thing, imho.  The cornier the better. 

The guy was born with one of the coolest country voices ever.  So he's consistantly put out great songs because that voice is almost on the level of Randy Travis, or George Jones.

This one's fairly great.  "Don't Go Near The Water"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_EUCOc57yA

I'd call the guy a fantastic singer. 

Very old-school country song, "Vidalia"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYs8bIGseoI

The lyrics are awesomely bad.  Now *THAT* Is Country.  It takes a special kind of balls to sing a song like that, or write like that, and then present it as a single and make money off of it. 

And just to show off how great his ballad singing is, "Love of my Life"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6zZts7HPDg

Country songs like that stand strong, imho.  That's some really good stuff. 



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: SG7 on June 09, 2012, 06:19:38 PM
One of my favorite contemporary country songs. Never gets old hearing this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0vQ5qt3JbI

This one I know thanks to Mike Nesmith

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sdUjtPs2nM


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on June 09, 2012, 06:24:41 PM
Good stuff.  Lee Ann Womack is pretty awesome.  Every song she does is pretty intellectual, you have to actually pay attention to what's going on.  She has 'that voice' too, where she can just sing anything.  I'll bet she's very picky about what songs she'll do, they're ALWAYS top notch. 

Here's my favorite of hers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foNWLp5Nzow

It really cooks, and if you listen close enough to catch all the lyrics it's great.  Awesome melody, and awesome voice.



Hank Snow had al kinds of great stuff, love him. 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: SG7 on June 09, 2012, 07:02:40 PM
Never heard this song before Ron! Great stuff.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on June 10, 2012, 07:37:24 AM
Lately I've been listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival a lot :) is that considered Country?


CCR got a lot of country in their but they seldomly went straight country or whatever one would call it. "Lookin' for a reason" and "Lookin' out my backdoor" are great examples for their country style. But John Fogerty recorded a solo album called "The Blue Ridge Rangers" in the 70s that is awesome ! I haven't heard his new Blue Ridge Ranger album yet which came out a few years ago.


SurferGirl7: I love "The one rose". Did you ever hear Jerry Lee's version?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_wac91u1wk


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on July 16, 2012, 03:05:34 PM
Just heard that Kitty Wells died.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OCflkwB8-A&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75IXfz09WSU&feature=related


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on August 06, 2012, 10:05:12 PM
Yes!  One of the Gosdin brothers was Vern Gosdin.  He went on to have a pretty good career, we lost him a few years ago.  He earned the nickname... "The Voice" because of his amazingly soulful country twang. 

My favorite song of his would be "This ain't my First Rodeo".  He was one of those country singers who kind of under-sang the verses, so that he could knock you out with the chorus.  Conway Twitty used to do it.  You could feel the momentum building up to the first chorus.  So Vern would hold back, and play around a little bit on the verse... and just when you're about to change the station, the hook would kick in, and it would be SOLID - COUNTRY - GOLD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdTkeqdm1QA


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Alex on August 06, 2012, 11:47:02 PM
Would Neko Case count as country? Even if she was banned from the Opry because of a topless photo? Her first album The Virginian is great! Just loads of punk rock energy, even on the ballads.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Banana on August 07, 2012, 07:49:20 AM
Gram and Chris Hillman were my entry into "real" country music.  I can't stand much of the "modern" stuff except for some of the neo-traditionalists.  I've always loved his "Brass Buttons"...which is, I've always believed, a tender ode to his deceased, alcoholic, heiress mother.  Gram's early life reads like a Tennessee Williams play...total Southern Gothic.  His dad, Coon Dog Connor, was a flying ace in the Pacific during WWII who came home with some serious demons.  He married Avis Sinively...the daughter of just about the largest citrus plantation in Florida.  Gram grew up in a world of easy luxury...but both of his parents were alcoholics and suffered from depression.  His father committed suicide when Gram was 16.  His mom remarried to a guy named Bob Parsons who was either an adulterious, money grubbing creep or a decent guy (depending on whatever story you believe).  His mom's drinking got worse until she finally died from liver failure when Gram was 18.  He attended a prestigious prep school and Harvard before music drew him away from academics and into history.  His groundbreaking work with Chris Hillman (first in the Byrds and later in the Flying Burrito Brothers) opened the door to a lot of modern country.  In 2010...we spent a week on the Georgia coast and I convinced my wife to make a side trip to Waycross, Georgia which is where Gram grew up.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Catbirdman on August 07, 2012, 05:26:34 PM
When I first moved to Baltimore I went out with a bunch of squares from work. Nice folks but I had nothing in common with them.

We went into a bar in Fell's Point and the first words I hear upon opening the door is "Gram Parsons." I jerked violently toward the stage - the house band (Caleb Stine and the Brakemen) were introducing "Sin City"! But they only had one vocalist! How the sh!t can you do that song with one vocalist? By the end of the first "This whole town's filled with sin" line I was loudly singing the higher vocal part - the guy heard me - beckoned me on stage - and I finished the whole song with them. It was a real trip.

On cloud nine, I jumped off stage to bask in my coolness with the work buddies. I finally found them, in the back, by the pool tables - they had no clue I even went on stage. Country to them is what's that guy's name... Tug McGraw's son?

Anyway, it's still a fun memory I carry with me.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Banana on August 07, 2012, 06:59:27 PM
When I first moved to Baltimore I went out with a bunch of squares from work. Nice folks but I had nothing in common with them.

We went into a bar in Fell's Point and the first words I hear upon opening the door is "Gram Parsons." I jerked violently toward the stage - the house band (Caleb Stine and the Brakemen) were introducing "Sin City"! But they only had one vocalist! How the sh!t can you do that song with one vocalist? By the end of the first "This whole town's filled with sin" line I was loudly singing the higher vocal part - the guy heard me - beckoned me on stage - and I finished the whole song with them. It was a real trip.

On cloud nine, I jumped off stage to bask in my coolness with the work buddies. I finally found them, in the back, by the pool tables - they had no clue I even went on stage. Country to them is what's that guy's name... Tug McGraw's son?

Anyway, it's still a fun memory I carry with me.

That, my friend, is an AWESOME story!  You are also 100% correct...that song cannot simply be done with one voice!  You have to have the Gram/Chris blend goin' on!


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: halblaineisgood on August 30, 2012, 01:56:39 AM
Does anybody know what if any Merle Haggard hits Jim Gordon played drums on? I'm thinking, maybe, The Bottle Let Me Down?
I saw on wikipedia that he was credited, along with several other guys (no individual track credits) , on some of Merle's albums.
I learn more, over the years,  back when he was quite young, that Jim was a very busy man. I used to think he really didn't play a lot of dates
until the very late 60's or early 70's.  This came to my attention as being not accurate, some time ago, when I found out that he played on Pet
Sounds, River Deep Mountain High, and others. My favorite performance of his though, is still a 70's track: Rockin Pneumonia
What a touch that guy had, especially on the cymbals. This post is turning out to be only marginally related to COUNTRY MUSIC, yet, I sense no transgression.

I guess if it feels right, do it?


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on August 30, 2012, 06:29:26 AM
Gordon played on "Workin' man blues" for example.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workin'_Man_Blues





Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on August 30, 2012, 10:12:41 PM
Sadly a lot of the versions of Merle Haggard songs they play on the radio aren't the original versions.  Merle is the type of performer who stays well within his range, so he's re-recorded his songs many times and sounds about the same even if it was recorded 30 years later... if Gordon played drums on some of his tracks you should check to make sure they're the correct version.  I've often heard Haggard songs that I really liked, then later found out that the original version was slightly different (sometimes I liked the re-record better). 



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: cablegeddon on August 31, 2012, 07:38:48 AM
Some Vernon Oxford songs I stumbled upon and appreciated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDf1ZSgOrys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnT0-MzrqM4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozaFS0HmJn4&feature=related

Lately I've been listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival a lot :) is that considered Country?


CCR got a lot of country in their but they seldomly went straight country or whatever one would call it. "Lookin' for a reason" and "Lookin' out my backdoor" are great examples for their country style. But John Fogerty recorded a solo album called "The Blue Ridge Rangers" in the 70s that is awesome ! I haven't heard his new Blue Ridge Ranger album yet which came out a few years ago.


SurferGirl7: I love "The one rose". Did you ever hear Jerry Lee's version?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_wac91u1wk

Bad moon rising would've been a cool country song



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on August 31, 2012, 08:43:31 AM
Some Vernon Oxford songs I stumbled upon and appreciated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDf1ZSgOrys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnT0-MzrqM4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozaFS0HmJn4&feature=related

Lately I've been listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival a lot :) is that considered Country?


CCR got a lot of country in their but they seldomly went straight country or whatever one would call it. "Lookin' for a reason" and "Lookin' out my backdoor" are great examples for their country style. But John Fogerty recorded a solo album called "The Blue Ridge Rangers" in the 70s that is awesome ! I haven't heard his new Blue Ridge Ranger album yet which came out a few years ago.


SurferGirl7: I love "The one rose". Did you ever hear Jerry Lee's version?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_wac91u1wk

Bad moon rising would've been a cool country song





Jerry Lee cut two version of the song in country style. One in '73 for "The ession" and one for his latest "Mean ol' man" (the latter featuring Fogerty). Unfortunately the new one isn't that good and I'm not to keen on the 70s version either


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: halblaineisgood on September 01, 2012, 01:03:15 PM
Sadly a lot of the versions of Merle Haggard songs they play on the radio aren't the original versions.  Merle is the type of performer who stays well within his range, so he's re-recorded his songs many times and sounds about the same even if it was recorded 30 years later... if Gordon played drums on some of his tracks you should check to make sure they're the correct version.  I've often heard Haggard songs that I really liked, then later found out that the original version was slightly different (sometimes I liked the re-record better). 



I agree that his re-recorded stuff is pretty great, actually. I have the Super Hits cassette.
Merle sings as good as ever on there.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Myk Luhv on September 08, 2012, 10:46:19 PM
Let me ask this vague song identification question here: A while ago in my friend's car a country song came on that sounded like it might have been Patsy Cline or at least someone imitating her productions very well. (I thought recently it might have been a Kitty Wells song since she and Patsy Cline had the same producer around the same time but I don't know Wells's output at all.) I recall one particularly interesting bit where the lyrics went "The wheel of love keeps turning, turning, turning..." with the repeated 'turning' heavily reverbed, unlike most of the rest of the song (if I'm recalling correctly) -- the song, and that specifically eerie bit, was well-done enough that I've been trying to figure out who the performer was for weeks now. Of course, given my limited supply of fairly generic-sounding information, I'm not coming up with much! Any ideas?


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on September 10, 2012, 11:45:31 PM
Hmmm.  Sounds like Edie Brickell's "Wheels"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4JDJ3HfD_w&feature=related


If you say that's not it, I'm going to complain because it's so dead on I don't see how it can't be it :)

It's not country at ALL though so maybe it was a cover of that song?


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Myk Luhv on September 11, 2012, 08:49:13 AM
It's definitely not this song (though this is a good one too). The song I heard definitely had a '50s Patsy Cline sound to it, plus the lyrics are not the same. I wish I could be more helpful but I don't remember much else about the song. :/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 13, 2012, 12:27:50 PM
It's definitely not this song (though this is a good one too). The song I heard definitely had a '50s Patsy Cline sound to it, plus the lyrics are not the same. I wish I could be more helpful but I don't remember much else about the song. :/


I tried to find something on Google and those lyrics but couldn't find nothing.



Little Richard and George Jones ! Now that's something I wold like to hear !!
http://www.fox17.com/newsroom/features/music-beat/videos/vid_1159.shtml


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: halblaineisgood on November 02, 2012, 04:57:27 PM
Swinging Doors - Merle's singing on the second verse...damn!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdp8nHTYo18


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on November 04, 2012, 08:52:11 PM
In Nashville the oldest radio station around is WSM 650 AM.  They have unbelievable shows on there.  Merle Haggard was there last wednesday.  On Wednesdays they do a show called "Wayback Wednesday" and it starts about 9p.m.  The guy that hosts it, Eddie Stubbs, is probably the greatest country d.j. in the world.  Anyways he talks about all the old time ancient songs that are around from the 20's and 30's when things were first recorded.  As he started the show, Merle showed up and stayed till well after midnight.  They played a couple of his songs but mainly played all his influences like Bob Wills.  

Another group he kept talking about was the Maddox brothers and Rose.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4QDaki3oSE&feature=related


Here's one of my favorite Merle Haggard songs.  This guy is a gem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhDi8X9hKl4&feature=related

Written about the love of his life, Bonnie Owens after they divorced.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on November 04, 2012, 09:18:06 PM
Here's another guy who's amazing and kind of under the radar.  Guy Clark.

"Desperados Waiting for a Train"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbB5TRLF9mo&feature=related

"Rita Ballou"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cKybaYJpUs#


Vince Gill & Guy Clark - "Almost Home"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twAfqFwkKwc



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 05, 2012, 05:58:17 AM
Here's another guy who's amazing and kind of under the radar.  Guy Clark.

"Desperados Waiting for a Train"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbB5TRLF9mo&feature=related




The version by the Highwaymen is the very first song I can remember hearing in my life.


Someone just showed me this great Emmylou Harris performance of "Shop around"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzHcZ7S-m1Y&feature=share


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 21, 2012, 11:31:29 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvO1c955Mmo&feature=fvsr - tbh, I never heard of this artist before, maybe some of you know him?


Never heard of him....



Here's the new Wanda Jackson song "Am I even a memory". Pure country music!


Wanda Jackson & Justin Townes Earle - Am I Even a Memory?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rHPy6fJcV2o


The Official music video for Wanda Jackson's "Am I Even a Memory," directed by Seth Graves. Song written by: Greg Garing.

The full length LP, "Unfinished Business", was produced by Justin Townes Earle and is available online and in stores now. Visit www.wandajackson.com for more information.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: halblaineisgood on November 28, 2012, 09:06:28 AM
.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 28, 2012, 12:37:19 PM
I picked up the Merle Haggard My Tribute To Elvis album. Haven't listened to it yet. Anybody heard it ?


Yes. There are some nice cuts but mostly I don't think it's very good. But then I generally have problems with tribute albums


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on December 16, 2012, 10:25:55 AM
Just to bump this, since it's too far down the page, and also to counter all the cool country artists that have been mentioned (I mean, Merle Haggard & George Jones don't even count as country anymore, of course everybody realizes they're great).  

LEROY TROY - Alabama Jubilee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1ujh2KhV-Q

Here's another, with Banjo Tricks (looks easy, looks stupid, but incredibly hard to play an instrument when you're not touching it)

Leroy Troy - Keep My Skillet Good 'n Greasy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBOmjJkiEgI



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 16, 2012, 03:16:58 PM
(I mean, Merle Haggard




Merry Christmas!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-IJxTd8dCo

 ;)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on December 17, 2012, 08:24:32 PM
Lee Roy Parnell was pretty cool, I haven't heard any of his stuff in years though, I don't know what happened to him.  The big song I remember of his was "Tender Moment"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XxYnqlFfJU

He had a pretty good voice, eh? 

The last few years Country has sucked but it's starting to turn around a little bit, some good stuff is coming out lately. 

Here's a great new song by Brad Paisley.  Guest appearance by Eddie Stubbs!    It gets fairly epic towards the end.  "Southern Comfort Zone"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HD_1qr4duk

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Easton Corbin - "A little more country than that" - this guy is like the biggest George Strait imitator in the world, but he's still great.  Hell of a nice guy too. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zp1UDYJldU

That's country like a stick.  Heart and Soul that unfortunately rock seems to have forgotten, I think that's why country is so universal, anybody can relate to it.  Beautiful when it works, horrible when it doesn't.

Or how about Darius Rucker?  Darius Rucker is about the hottest thing in country music right now.  I've always liked that guy, I don't care he's got talent.  Great songwriter, great singer, consistantly comes up with interesting melodies... awesome guy.  Darius crossed over into country a couple years ago, and has had 5 #1 songs, each one a little better than the last.  He writes them all himself, and no matter what you think of the guy he pretty authentically can pull off blues, rock, or country. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmZtpUfiRqg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyyVqroxoTc









Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: petzounds29 on December 18, 2012, 11:11:39 AM
 ok everybody is forgetting a country singer who may have been the biggest one of   them  all  if he had lived that is .          two words- KEITH WHITLEY


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on December 19, 2012, 07:52:28 AM
My favorite of Keith's is still Miami My Amy.  Which was his first.   Everything about it's great, unbelievable vocal delivery, and then the cleverness of the song never gets old.  I like when he goes "Goodbye, L.A.!"    I also love how they drenched all those 80's country singles in reverb.  I don't care, I think it makes it sound better. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCLNMAax5mM

That first album was called "L.A. to Miami"... when the record came out, there was a track on it called "Charlotte's in North Carolina" which is where I live.... when they re-released it on C.D. the track was gone!  Not sure what's up with that. 

Keith Whitley - "Charlotte's in North Carolina"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sIaoT1aVCE

Gotta love the Missouri line.

It's kind of cool to watch him do live performances too, because hell there's no way he can pull that stuff off live, right?  Wrong, lol.

"I'm No Stranger to the Rain"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh5DNDO4a68


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on December 19, 2012, 08:30:56 AM
Since you said you like 40's stuff, I'm sure you've heard this, but the original version of Blue Christmas by Ernest Tubb:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbvGxcqXbsM

It'll make you appreciate the Elvis version more... then after a long while, you'll start to appreciate this one more.

Bob Wills - Santa is on his way (from the 40's) (apparently found it's way into a Simpson's episode??!!??)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9hirFHx2J4

Eddie Arnold - Christmas Can't be Far Away (1950's)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hnf3Zb6yuE


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on December 19, 2012, 09:39:54 AM
There's some of these guys that wait late, late, late in their career to regain the respect they had when they were young.  For every Keith Whitley that lost his career because he passed away, there's a Ray Price who lost his career because everyone's gotten used to how great he is. 

This guy was absolutely one of the best country singers ever, and in his hayday, was recognized as that.  Over the years, he kept releasing albums, and his fan base died.  Today, he's 87 years old and still sounds incredibly, about like he did when he was releasing hits in the 50's.  His strength wasn't ever his diaphram, it was always his tone, so I guess you never lose that.

I think he's just now starting to get recognized again by people for just how fantastic he was.  In the 50's he went to Nashville, and met Hank Wililams, Hank let Ray stay with him until he got on his feet.  5 years later, Ray Price was the biggest thing in Country music, and let a young Roger Miller stay with him until he got on his feet (Roger played drums! in Ray's band for a while, then guitar).  Roger wrote songs, and eventually Ray recorded "Invitation to the Blues"... in this live video you can see Roger (young, wow!) singing backup on the song.  They're all laughing about something, who knows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po3tzqH7Pa8

A year goes by, and Roger Miller had met years earlier in Charleston SC a young songwriter by the name of Bill Anderson.  Roger and Bill had promised each other whoever got to Nashville first would try to help the other one get a break too.  so Roger kept pitching his good friend Bill's songs to everybody.  Finally, he talks Ray into recording "City Lights", a song Bill had written.  Of course Bill and Roger went on to huge careers, thanks to the #1 records Ray Price cut of theirs. 

Anyways, 1959, #1 Record, Ray Price - City Lights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujz9xRnwb9c

His voice is awesome, I mean awwwwwesome.  His awesome band was called the Cherokee Cowboys! 

Another one that really, really swings was his awesome cover of "San Antonio Rose" by Bob Wills.  Listen to this motherfucker singing his own harmonies in the background.  This guy was a monster.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ-TKmUKusA


So 50 years of songs like that.  Pristine voice.  Here's what he sounds like in his late 80's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35-WXmVTBps

Masterful.  This is one of the only musicians I would consider it an honor to get to shake their hand. 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on December 26, 2012, 09:03:11 PM
LeRoy Troy again....

"Ghost Chickens In the Sky"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIIDEWUEk5E

horrible.  Great.

Del McCoury Band - "Get Down on Your Knees and Pray"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otV_k-K5oN8

Little Jimmy Dickens - "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfYFx6MOTYU

He loses the beat in the 3rd verse.  He STILL screws up about every performance.  Lovely man, may he live another 92 years! 

Little Jimmy Dickens - "We Could"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47JzT-I3ePQ

In my opinion, that's what good music is all about.  This man is 30 years past his prime, but still plays because it's what he loves to do.  The crowd loves him so much they can't even hear the bum notes... and after listening awhile, you start convincing yourself that it's actually pretty damn good. 

Rhonda Vincent & the Rage - "Kentucky Borderline"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNdVhjxBjys

It's hard not to like one of these women who's been playing music since she was 3, performing since she was 5, has more talent in her beautiful nose than most singers have in their entire career... and  still most people haven't heard of her. 

Or how about her tribute to Bill monroe?  Bill invented Bluegrass... when he passed away, Rhonda (who loved Bluegrass from growing up in Missouri of all places... since she was a baby) wrote this song about him, called "Is the Grass any Bluer?"

Rhonda Vincent - "Is the Grass Any Bluer"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CxT5-zi9_c

It don't get any more real than that, awesome stuff. 

Bill Monroe - "Uncle Pen"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2XT9u7iw9o



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on December 29, 2012, 04:35:31 PM
Sammy Kershaw - Don't Go Near The Water

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_EUCOc57yA

Awesome voice



Ricky Van Shelton - I've Cried My Last Tear For You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncOSfpbT0fM

Nice swinging song, probably be good to dance to.  People used to do that.




Waylon Jennings - The Wurlitzer Prize

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8gzEi877AI

Doesn't get much better than that


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 30, 2012, 06:14:27 AM

Waylon Jennings - The Wurlitzer Prize

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8gzEi877AI

Doesn't get much better than that


That's a favorite! Do you know his "A love song I can't sing anymore" ? That might be my favorite Hoss recording and one of my favorite country songs


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on December 30, 2012, 11:10:36 AM
Well, glad I posted one finally that you've heard before. 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: BergenWhitesMoustache on January 01, 2013, 08:47:56 AM
Three pages in and no mention of Gene Clark? C'mon guys.  :lol

Even Chris Hillman has said he has no idea why people keep banging on about Gram Parsons when there was GENE. He genuinely did pioneer country rock. His first album away from The Byrds 'Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers' had, obviously the Gosdin Brothers on it. Released early '67...then he teamed up with Doug Dillard for two albums. One hell of a songwriter

Why not your baby:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JqEuUEHxCk

Through the Morning through the night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gma_tVA6QRc

Get your hankies out, because he knew how to write a tear jerker.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on February 03, 2013, 11:40:12 PM
Just found out about this guy the other day: Kayton Roberts, legendary Steel Guitar player.  He played pedal steel for Hank Snow for 30 years.  His sound was a lot more choppy and agressive than most steel players, really creative guy.   Did a lot of Hawaiian music too.


"Valley of the Roses"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLM9iJCdI80


Hang around for the sound effecfs at the end. 

Another cool one, "St. Louis Blues"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K3Z8NTwZp8




A couple of the original records he played Steel on:

"No one will ever know"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG7_Kz0Cq1k

"Everytime I Love Her"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4xzphRm5-E

He really tears that one up.

I love all this weird stuff from the 70's, lots of great musicians making tons of music none of us have ever heard. 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on February 04, 2013, 12:04:12 AM
Another great Hank Snow song, "A Fool Such as I" .  Everybody knows Elvis' great version, Hank did the original and his voice really grows on you after a while.  I guess that's Tenor?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0W5qagty58

If you like that kind of stuff, check out his awesome version of "For the Good Times".  I of course love Ray Price's the best, but man this just sounds fantastic to my ears.   Apparently Hank was a really great guitarist too, he plays a lot of the licks you hear in all these songs.

"For the Good Times"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnfyFz3jJ6Q


How about this awesome version of Gordon Lightfoot's

"Ribbon of Darkness"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6Gnr9dlRP8

I can't believe he sings like that.  He was Canadian which I guess explains why it sounds a little strange, Canucks always strike me as a little goofy.  Really though it's a great style, I'm going to have to buy a bunch of his stuff now. 

"I don't hurt Anymore"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9gbyOM1SGM

"Me and Bobby McGee"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU8fS7exQ2I

I gotta say I think every version of this song I've ever heard I like better than Janis Joplin's.  No slight to her.  I think that's Hank playing the lead guitar on this song too.

Chet Atkins w/ Hank Snow

"The Green Leaves of Summer"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cQIxu796ZU



Perhaps appropriate for this forum,

Chet Atkins w/ Hank Snow

"Beautiful Dreamer"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9e8nPI7js8


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 04, 2013, 09:16:55 AM
Thanks for those links! I like Hank Snow very much. His "A fool such as I" imo is just as great as Elvis'. They both took the song into very different directions and both work beautifully.
"I've been everywhere" is wild!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W47c6w46Cgc


Regarding Janis Joplin: I've yet to come across something of her that I think is good. Can't stand listening to her.



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on February 11, 2013, 12:15:50 AM
Yeah... I hate to go there.  I'm fighting it.  In the 90's Faith Hill did "Piece of my Heart" as a country song.  She said she met the writer, and they explained to her that the song was never meant to be wild and crazy like Janis did it... so Faith was careful to explain that she didn't have any problem with Janis's version but that the writer liked the way Faith had recorded it.  Much more straightfoward.

Can't remember if I posted any of these, but Jimmy C. Newman is pretty cool too.   He originally did a few ballads, but years later changed his style up and came up with what he calls "Cajun Country".  I like it.

"Alligator Man"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QG78XgMo8E

"Cry Cry Darlin' "

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWJRsGJDbyc


"Give Me Heaven"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcTCqeSVd-Q

"The French Song"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPn3BSxaXo8

"Good Deal, Lucille"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPB-NMG6qNI

"Down on the Bayou"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB54Xhot_D8




And of course the famous "Diggy Liggy Lo"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14QAEkKdDHU



He's got another one that I can't find any info about, it's about a girl dancing with him on the banks of the bayou and the hook goes "She's drivin' me willllld, I Love her Cajun Style!".  He also has one that's even more ridiculous called "Dead skunk in the middle of the road (Stinking to High Heaven)"







Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 12, 2013, 10:04:33 AM
I don't know, maybe this deserves a thread on it's own but anyway:


http://willienelson.com/story/willies-new-album-lets-face-the-music-and-dance-to-be-released-april-16th/

Willie’s New Album – Let’s Face The Music and Dance – To be released April 16th

LEGACY RECORDINGS SET TO RELEASE LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE, THE NEW ALBUM FROM WILLIE NELSON AND FAMILY, ON TUESDAY, APRIL 16th

Willie’s 80th Birthday Celebrated With New Studio Album

Legacy Recordings will release Let’s Face The Music And Dance, a collection of new studio performances by Willie Nelson and Family, on Tuesday, April 16.

The album is the first in a series of releases and events celebrating the artist’s 80th birthday year.

A collection of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Willie Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble, Let’s Face The Music And Dance was recorded at Pedernales Recording Studio in Austin, Texas, produced by Buddy Cannon and mixed by Butch Carr at Budro Music Repair Shop in Nashville, Tennessee.

Willie’s also celebrating more than forty years on the road and in the studio with Family, the band he formed with his sister, Bobbie Nelson (on piano), drummer Paul English and harmonica shaman Mickey Raphael–their name taken from his 1971 studio album Willie Nelson & Family. Rounding out the Family line-up on Let’s Face The Music And Dance are Billy English (Paul’s brother) on electric gut string and snare drum, Kevin Smith on upright bass and Jim “Moose” Brown on B-3 organ with Willie’s son, Micah Nelson, adding percussion on select tracks. Willie Nelson and his guitar, Trigger, appear on all the songs.

2013 is shaping up as a banner year for the pop country patriarch, who turns 80 on April 30. His rollicking memoir, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die – Musings from the Road,” published by HarperCollins in May 2012, is currently a New York Times bestselling non-fiction title and Let’s Face The Music And Dance is an essential addition to the outlaw country artist’s catalog of timeless recordings.

Compiling the repertoire for Let’s Face The Music And Dance, Willie chose a range of pop, rock, jazz and country classics drawn from the 1930s (“Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” “Walking My Baby Back Home”), 1940s (“You’ll Never Know,” “I Wish I Didn’t Love You So,” “Shame On You”) and 1950s (“Matchbox”) covering evergreen songwriters Irving Berlin, Mack Gordon, Carl Perkins, Frank Loesser, Django Reinhardt and Spade Cooley, among others. Willie turns in a beautiful new version of his composition “Is The Better Part Over,” a song he introduced on 1989′s A Horse Called Music.

Let’s Face The Music And Dance is Willie’s second release for Legacy Recordings. The first, Heroes was released last May and debuted at #18 on the Billboard 200 best-selling albums chart (Wille’s highest number on the chart since Always On My Mind hit #2 in 1982) and wound up spending five consecutive weeks at #1 on the Americana Radio Chart.

Let’s Face The Music And Dance
Willie Nelson and Family
tracklisting

1. Let’s Face the Music and Dance (Irving Berlin, 1935)
2. Is the Better Part Over (Willie Nelson, 1989)
3. You’ll Never Know (Mack Gordon, 1943)
4. Vous Et Moi (Claude Francois-Jean Bourtayre)
5. Walking My Baby Back Home (Fred Ahlert-Roy Turk, 1930)
6. Matchbox (Carl Perkins, 1957)
7. Twilight Time (Al Nevins-Morty Nevins)
8. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Dorothy Fields-Jimmy McHugh)
9. I’ll Keep On Loving You (Richard Coburn-Vincent Rose)
10. I Wish I Didn’t Love You So (Frank Loesser, 1947)
11. South Of The Border (Jimmy Kennedy-Michael Carr)
12. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
13. Marie (The Dawn Is Breaking)
14. Shame On You (Spade Cooley, 1944)

* * * * *

Let’s Face The Music and Dance and Heroes marks the first releases in a historic record deal between Willie Nelson and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announced in February 2012. The deal marks a label homecoming for Nelson, who, from 1975-1993, cut a phenomenal string of top-selling singles and albums for Columbia Records, beginning with 1975′s seminal smash Red Headed Stranger.

“I’m really happy to be back home with Sony Music. We have been partners for many years; all the way back to Pamper Music and Tree Music. We share a great history, and I’m looking forward to many more years together,” said Willie Nelson.

Forthcoming Willie Nelson titles under the Legacy imprint will include newly recorded songs and performances as well as archival releases, personally curated by the artist, drawn from all phases of his career including his recordings for RCA Records and others.

As curator of his catalog, Willie will work with label archivists to select recordings, including previously released and previously unreleased tracks, for release in newly compiled collections and as bonus material on new editions of existing titles. The newly curated Willie Nelson titles will provide fresh perspective and context to the artist’s profoundly influential and successful career.

With a six-decade career and a catalog of more than 200 albums to his credit, the iconic Texas singer-songwriter Willie Nelson has earned a permanent position in pop music’s pantheon with songs that combine the sophistication of Tin Pan Alley with the rough-and-tumble grit and emotional honesty of country music. He brought pop and country together on the radio in the early 1960s with unforgettable songs like “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Hello Walls” (Faron Young), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Billy Walker), “Night Life” (Ray Price) and others and, by the mid-1970s, had become a superstar in his own right as a prime mover of a revolutionary and thriving outlaw country music scene. The Red Headed Stranger, Willie’s first album for Columbia Records in 1975, catapulted the artist to the front ranks of popularity, making his a familiar name in country and city households across America and around-the-world.

A seven-time Grammy Award winner, Willie Nelson has received numerous accolades including American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards and others. He is a co-founder of Farm Aid, an annual series of fundraising events which began as an all-star benefit concert in 1985 to raise money for American family farmers. He continues to lobby against horse slaughter and produces his own blend of biodiesel fuel. An old-school road-dog troubadour with new school wheels, Willie plays concerts year-round, tirelessly touring on Honeysuckle Rose III (he rode his first two buses into the ground), taking his music and fans to places that are always worth the ride.

legacyrecordings.com


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on February 12, 2013, 08:47:38 PM
I saw Willie in concert a few years ago, what blew my mind the most was that he left Trigger sitting on the stage, up by his microphone, before the show.  I literally could have walked up and picked it up.  I'm sure I would have got throttled by security, but I could have gotten my hands on one of the most valuable guitars on the face of the planet.  What if some psycho tried to break it or something?  Seeing the guitar standing there was almost as impressive as seeing Willie standing there. 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 13, 2013, 01:21:42 AM
  What if some psycho tried to break it or something? 


Wouldn't hurt the guitar anymore  ;D

I had the chance to see Willie in '97 (iirc). Unfortunately my parents thought it was too expensive. Later on my father himself was kicking his own butt for not going....


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Bean Bag on February 13, 2013, 06:59:08 PM
(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/20789297.jpg)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Sheriff John Stone on February 13, 2013, 08:36:01 PM
Thanks, Rocker, for the info on Willie. He just keeps rolling along, no pun intended. He still sounds great.

I saw Willie live three times in the last couple of years. Like Ron posted, Willie blew my mind, too - but it was because of the way he played Trigger. Willie had that guitar mixed way up front and you could hear every note perfectly. He did run through the set with breakneck speed, one song right after another, but they were spot on. Willie was having a blast; laughing, throwing bandanas into the crowd, walking all over the stage, and at the end, he took off his hat and whirled it into the crowd. Willie was opening for Dylan, and Bob had his hands full following Willie.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: peerke on February 14, 2013, 05:44:44 AM
Some time ago I made a compilation of country music for a friend's 50th anniversary. It's an overview from 1922 up to 2009. Every decade gets two cd's, except for the 1920's.

Here are a few examples.

A History of Country :: 1945-1949

1.   Bob Wills   Smoke On The Water   1945
2.   Gene Autry   Don't Fence Me In   1945
3.   Eddy Arnold   The Cattle Call   1945
4.   Al Dexter   I'm Losing My Mind Over You   1945
5.   Spade Cooley & His Orchestra     Shame On You   1945
6.   Jerry Irby   Nails In My Coffin   1945
7.   Jack Guthrie   Oklahoma Hills   1945
8.   Merle Travis   Dark as a Dungeon   1946
9.   Delmore Brothers   Freight Train Boogie   1946
10.   Harry Choates   Jole Blon   1946
11.   Cowboy Copas   Are You Honest?   1947
12.   Hank Williams   Move It On Over   1947
13.   Sons Of The Pioneers   Cigarettes, Whiskey And Wild Women   1947
14.   Tex Williams   Smoke, Smoke, Smoke   1947
15.   Roy Acuff & His Smokey Mountain Boys   I Saw The Light   1947
16.   Bill Monroe   Blue Moon Of Kentucky   1947
17.   Roy Acuff & His Smokey Mountain Boys   Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain   1947
18.   Roy Acuff and the Smoky Mountain Boys   Tennessee Waltz   1948
19.   Red Foley   Tennessee Saturday Night   1948
20.   Maddox Bros & Rose   New Muleskinner Blues   1948
21.   Bill Monroe   Little Cabin Home On The Hills   1948
22.   The Stanley Brothers   Molly And Tenbrook   1948
23.   Eddy Arnold   Bouquet Of Roses   1948
24.   Flatt & Scruggs   Foggy Mountain Breakdown   1949
25.   Tennessee Ernie Ford   Mule Train   1949
26.   Hank Williams Sr.   I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry   1949
27.   Leon Payne   I Love You Because   1949
28.   Vaughn Monroe   Riders In The Sky   1949



A History of Country :: 1955-1959

1.   Fess Parker   Ballad of Davy Crockett   1955
2.   Jimmy Work   Makin' Believe   1955
3.   George Jones   Why Baby Why   1955
4.   Faron Young   Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young   1955
5.   Elvis Presley   I Forgot to Remember to Forget   1955
6.   Tennessee Ernie Ford   Sixteen Tons   1955
7.   Ernest Tubb   The Yellow Rose of Texas   1955
8.   Marty Robbins   Singing The Blues   1956
9.   Ray Price   Crazy Arms   1956
10.   Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two   Folsom Prison Blues   1956
11.   Elvis Presley   Heartbreak Hotel   1956
12.   Carl Perkins   Blue Suede Shoes   1956
13.   Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two   I Walk The Line   1956
14.   The Louvin Brothers   I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby   1956
15.   Wanda Jackson   Silver Threads And Golden Needles   1956
16.   Hank Snow   Conscience I'm Guilty   1956
17.   Everly Brothers   Bye Bye Love   1957
18.   Webb Pierce   Honky Tonk Song   1957
19.   Patsy Cline   Walkin' After Midnight   1957
20.   Marty Robbins with Ray Conniff and his Orchestra   The Story Of My Life   1957
21.   Johnny Cash   Ballad of a Teenage Queen   1958
22.   Don Gibson   Oh Lonesome Me   1958
23.   Faron Young   Alone with You   1958
24.   Jerry Lee Lewis   You Win Again   1958
25.   Billy Grammer   Gotta Travel On   1959
26.   Stonewall Jackson   Waterloo   1959
27.   Johnny Horton   The Battle of New Orleans   1959
28.   Lefty Frizzell   Long Black Veil   1959
29.   George Jones   White Lightnin'   1959
30.   Marty Robbins   El Paso   1959

A History of Country :: 1985-1989

1   Waylon, Willie, Cash & Kristofferson    Highwayman   1985
2   Reba McEntire   Somebody Should Leave   1985
3   George Strait   The Chair   1985
4   Ricky Skaggs   Country Boy   1985
5   Steve Earle   Guitar Town   1986
6   Dwight Yoakam   Honky Tonk Man   1986
7   Randy Travis   On the Other Hand   1986
8   The Judds   Grandpa (Tell Me Bout The Good Ole Days)   1986
9   T-Bone Burnett   River Of Love   1986
10   Nanci Griffith   On The Banks Of The Pontchartrain   1986
11   The O'Kanes   Oh Darlin'   1986
12   Ricky Van Shelton   Life Turned Her That Way   1987
13   Nanci Griffith   From A Distance   1987
14   George Strait   All My Ex’s Live in Texas   1987
15   Trio   My Dear Companion   1987
16   Steve Earle   Copperhead Road   1988
17   Dwight Yoakam   I Sang Dixie   1988
18   Rodney Crowell   I Couldn’t Leave You If I Tried   1988
19   Earl Thomas Conley   What I’d Say   1988
20   Keith Whitley   I’m No Stranger To The Rain   1989
21   Shenandoah   The Church On Cumberland Road   1989
22   Patty Loveless   Chains   1989
23   Clint Black   A Better Man   1989
24   Steve Wariner   Where Did I Go Wrong   1989

 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 16, 2013, 05:10:34 PM
Okay, I have to post this. Although I have two CDs of Jimmie Rodgers recordings I never heard my favorite song of his, "Why should I be lonely?". I heard versions by other artists (most notably Merle Haggard) but now it finally appeared on youtube. Beautiful tune!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1kIo0WxZPU


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Alex on February 16, 2013, 07:27:40 PM

Or how about Darius Rucker?  Darius Rucker is about the hottest thing in country music right now.  I've always liked that guy, I don't care he's got talent.  Great songwriter, great singer, consistantly comes up with interesting melodies... awesome guy.  Darius crossed over into country a couple years ago, and has had 5 #1 songs, each one a little better than the last.  He writes them all himself, and no matter what you think of the guy he pretty authentically can pull off blues, rock, or country. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmZtpUfiRqg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyyVqroxoTc



Liked him better with Hootie, but even then still seemed a little bland. "Time" is a guilty pleasure, though.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 17, 2013, 02:27:05 PM
peerke, that's a nice collection. Did you know this recording of "Ghost riders in the sky"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2klh2cTa_Q


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Sheriff John Stone on February 17, 2013, 04:57:18 PM
Love the Burl Ive's version. 1949. Wow.

Three other good versions of "Ghost Riders In The Sky" are by Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson Unplugged, and a rockin' version by The Outlaws.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 22, 2013, 10:20:23 AM
Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson Unplugged


Yeah, that's from VH-1's storytellers. Great show, great CD. Willie just'll blow your mind!

Here's the Highwaymen doing that song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxrJyj-h6wI


Found a full episode of the George Jones show from 1998. Episode 4, guests are Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare and Janie Fricke
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y9CpU5BvUM


George performs Roger Miller's "You ougtha be here with me" at the end which happens to be the title track of a recent Jones album from the 90s. It's a very, very good album. Maybe even my favorite latter day Jones albums


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on February 26, 2013, 07:38:37 PM
Speaking of Willie, here's something that may interest you. 

Willie doing "I never cared for you" as a (relatively) young man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdV8shVoYPs

Willie doing "I never cared for you" as an old man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb1btqod6ac

You could probably put those two recordings on a space shuttle, shoot that sh*t out into the galaxy, and if alien life found it the contrast would explain the human experience. 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on May 07, 2013, 11:53:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRvgPoMCR-Y


Your Cheatin' Heart - 1964

Here is the Rare Colorized version of this classic film starring George Hamilton as Hank Williams, Sr. Also Starring Susan Oliver, Red Buttons, Arthur O'Connell, and Shary Marshall. Vocals by Hank Williams, Jr.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Gabo on May 11, 2013, 09:24:28 PM
eeeeeeeeew

That's my contribution to this thread.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: beatnickle on May 12, 2013, 03:32:41 AM
Mainstream country music today reeks. Let me hear the sweet sound of a steel guitar moaning behind an acoustic guitar, vocals, bass and drums and I'm happy.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: hypehat on May 12, 2013, 03:43:24 PM
Mainstream country music is weirdly fascinating to me. Kacey Musgraves' album is neat, but the bright delivery and songwriting tricks serve to obscure some quite desolate sh*t going on in the lyric. But then again, the world needs more songs like Follow Your Arrow in these strange and fearful times.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: the captain on May 12, 2013, 03:51:46 PM
Mainstream country music is weirdly fascinating to me. Kacey Musgraves' album is neat, but the bright delivery and songwriting tricks serve to obscure some quite desolate sh*t going on in the lyric. But then again, the world needs more songs like Follow Your Arrow in these strange and fearful times.

I really enjoy that album, too.

There is nothing wrong with modern country music, any more than there is anything wrong with older country music, or old or new anything else. No music of any genre is "supposed" to sound like anything. There is no reason to put those kinds of limitations on things. Instead, everyone is free to follow his arrow wherever it points.

Heh.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: hypehat on May 26, 2013, 02:44:31 PM
Speaking of Ms Musgraves, an article about a Mr McAnally, who wrote 8 songs on her record. It's rather interesting, in that it poses how the hell Nashville is going to deal with modernity.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/26/arts/music/out-and-riding-high-in-nashville.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1&hp

On another tack, I didn't think much of The Pistol Annies record - it actively irritated me, for some reason. Too many punchlines that didn't work, I reckon? It seemed too sly without actually making me go 'ah', I don't think it pulled it off. I couldn't get through it all.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: donald on May 28, 2013, 12:37:43 PM
I like traditional country and country rock such as Hank Williams, Merle Travis and Gram Parsons, and rockabilly material.  I generally don't like the new millenium "country" stuff.  Having said that, my wife insisted that I check out the Pistol Annies.  Gotta say, very entertaining, a pretty cool act.  Sort of Dixie Chicks meets Spice Girls. Try it just for fun.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on May 30, 2013, 10:45:48 AM
Sorry for changing the topic but I was just told that Kris Kristofferson will be in Germany in September! So, I'm gonna see him in concert!!  :) :)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Mendota Heights on May 30, 2013, 10:55:42 AM
The best country song is Dixie Lily by Elton John:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKWz5FRO8RY


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on June 15, 2013, 10:55:08 AM
Remembering Waylon, born this day in 1937
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqulCYE8w90


And I just received my tickets for Kristofferson in Hamburg!


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on June 19, 2013, 02:36:05 PM
Just heard that Slim Whitman died today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A0bmCye4Xg


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: zane7570 on June 19, 2013, 09:52:44 PM
My father would say Ronnie Milsap isn't country, but I'm sure he thinks Milsap is more country than what makes it on the radio these days. I like many of the hit songs he had in the 70s and 80s but I'm not such a fan of his albums or his more recent stuff. I know some people say that he and his like were the beginning of the death of traditional country on the charts but I grew up with him and always liked him. Anyway this is a Mickey Newbury cover and one of the best songs Milsap ever sang. If anyone posted this somewhere else in this thread, I apologize.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEwtbxd0Z6M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEwtbxd0Z6M)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on June 23, 2013, 12:05:51 PM
Mainstream country music today reeks. Let me hear the sweet sound of a steel guitar moaning behind an acoustic guitar, vocals, bass and drums and I'm happy.

Not all of it reeks, maybe what you're hearing does but if you dig around a little bit there's plenty of great country music being made right now.  

Here's a good one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awOgtmGmoxs

Sheryl Crow - Easy


Or if you want the traditional style, this is still about as traditional as it gets:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89naSKb6Ic4

Easton Corbin - All over the Road




George Strait just made this a #1 hit, very traditional country love song.  Modern country might suck but they're still giving George #1 hits so most people must know what's up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stBbkdhp7Y4

George Strait - "Give it All We've Got Tonight"



Here's Kacey Musgraves, I don't see how anybody could think this 'reeks', this is the type of stuff that's a hit today.  How is this any different than what Dolly Parton was doing?  Pretty great music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfAvRAXzOUg

Kacey Musgraves - Merry Go Round




there's a new girl around named Brandy Clark, she's incredibly talented as a songwriter.  It'll be interesting to see what she does in the future.

"I Hate Stripes"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g89qCveRTDo

Such an original way of writing.  Love her.  Has that 70's outlaw country thing going on.  She consistantly writes interesting songs, here's another one called "Pray to Jesus, Play the Lotto"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIHCP8kA8B8








If you can't get into any of that stuff, then I agree country music isn't for you... but songs and performers like this give me hope that what was so great about Country in the past is live and kicking. 




Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on June 23, 2013, 12:40:46 PM
BTW, I completely concur about the pistol annies.  I dont' know how anybody could not like them, the harmony is so great from these girls.  The absolute best.thing.about. country music right now.  Beautiful in many ways.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhVjn7J4Ulc

"Boys from the South" - Pistol Annies



if you haven't been following the career and story of Miranda Lambert (lead singer) you've really missed a great American success story. 

Small town girl, a little chunky... makes it to Nashville on pure talent and hard work, loses "vocalist of the year" over and over to skinnier, prettier girls... eventually wins that award and any other one you can think of, has an undeniable beauty to her, happily married to the biggest male vocalist in country music, writes hit after hit after hit... named her second album after the little town she came from, writes her own songs, etc...

Just a beautiful human being. 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96-P6eUjHXE

Miranda Lambert - House that Built Me



Title:
Post by: zachrwolfe on July 06, 2013, 09:32:41 PM


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: alf wiedersehen on July 06, 2013, 10:54:40 PM
I played a couple gigs with a friend's band where there guitarist couldn't make it (hence me). I had to play this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXAgv665J14
Don't actually hate it as much as I did at first, but still...

It was the easiest song to learn though, with only two chords.

I don't know about that song. He's quasi-rapping simplistic, pick-up truck lyrics and the arrangement is weirdly minimal. The music video centers on three guys who just walk around and it's just... odd. Also, that "chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit" refrain really seals the deal for me.

It's terrible.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: hypehat on July 08, 2013, 05:36:55 PM
Ron, it heartens me that you're a Kacey Musgrave fan. I still really dig that record.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on July 15, 2013, 02:44:11 PM
Here's a funny one. "When you're screwin' other women":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKjzolqJwgY


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Aum Bop Diddit on July 15, 2013, 08:47:42 PM
This guy....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3qZ5xSpWCM

I'll never understand why Gary Stewart doesn't get more love.  Besides being, well...great, he is also the first to do the inverse of what they credit to Gram Parsons --  to bring Rock into Country.  For better or worse, perhaps, but he made it work.  Also, in spite of the differences in style, the most soul-baring artist this side of Brian Wilson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSs3fw_oe3I


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on July 25, 2013, 03:25:46 PM
Just saw this video of the Highwaymen (minus Cash) performing this George Jones classic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L_V11SVFov4

Unfortunately not too well....




This guy....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3qZ5xSpWCM



Thanks man! Never heard this. I like Waylon Jennings' version much better though.

His name sounds familiar but I couldn't name any song of his....


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Aum Bop Diddit on July 25, 2013, 09:09:09 PM
Just saw this video of the Highwaymen (minus Cash) performing this George Jones classic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L_V11SVFov4

Unfortunately not too well....




This guy....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3qZ5xSpWCM



Thanks man! Never heard this. I like Waylon Jennings' version much better though.

His name sounds familiar but I couldn't name any song of his....

This is the song he is most famous for -- somewhat just for the title -- "She's Acting Single, I'm Drinking Doubles".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9893od03Sc

Waylon and Willie knew who he was -- Willie appears on his album "Your Place or Mine" and Waylon probably heard "Ain't Living Long" from that album, which was the first released version of the Rodney Crowell classic.  Gary was current with the "Outlaw" movement and lumped in with them sometimes, though he is definitely his own creature.  Bob Dylan was a big fan of his also, and once tracked him down in his home state of Florida to tell him he couldn't get his music out of his mind.  The Allman Brothers played with him too.  Definitely a tragic figure, he committed suicide after his wife of 40 years died.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on August 07, 2013, 08:35:44 PM
I played a couple gigs with a friend's band where there guitarist couldn't make it (hence me). I had to play this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXAgv665J14
Don't actually hate it as much as I did at first, but still...

It was the easiest song to learn though, with only two chords.

I don't know about that song. He's quasi-rapping simplistic, pick-up truck lyrics and the arrangement is weirdly minimal. The music video centers on three guys who just walk around and it's just... odd. Also, that "chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit" refrain really seals the deal for me.

It's terrible.

It's hard for me NOT to like him... but yeah that song is pretty fucking horrible.  Part of me likes that he made it, because hell it's great that he's getting rich off of nonsense.  I love working people over for money too, I'd love to be a used car salesman, or own a pawn shop... but that only goes so far.  Bad lyrics are bad lyrics. 

So lesse, since last time I was here, let me see what I can think of that's pretty good country wise.  Did I play any Stonewall Jackson last time?

Stonewall Jackson - Muddy Waters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y-n7tBHw_o

Don't get much better than that.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

I know all you hipsters know everything about Jerry lee Lewis, but just in case you don't, here's the Killer doing it like only he can do it

Jerry Lee Lewis - She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydheCyLw2k4

Goodbye Baby

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

His cousin Mickey doing his best impression

Mickey Gilley - Headache Tommorow (Heartache Tonight)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKWSZVNNKKI




Is it just the fucking reverb, guys?  Why does this stuff sound better than anything recorded anymore?  GOT TO BE the reverb.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

John Conlee - Old School

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQepIPCQvaI

I don't give a sh*t.  I like stuff like this.  I don't care if it's corny.  Saying I love you is the corniest thing you can possibly say.  Corny means "Greatest sh*t ever"

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Merle Haggard - Makeup and Faded Blue Jeans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN5qOpNfZ60

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tim McGraw - Felt Good On My Lips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gAnSPp54L4

Tim McGraw ought to be in jail he's stolen so many licks... this one, imho, is stolen straight from "Video killed the Radio Star"... but with that said, the first 3 or 4 times I heard this I didn't like it... after awhile, I got it.  Great song.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Toby Keith has done it again.  Toby is a great example of somebody who has great talent, but doesn't always use that great talent.  Here's Toby being the great pop song writer that he really is.

Toby Keith - Drinks After Work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5KeKcglSQs

Very catchy.  He's now got about 30 songs with this level of songwriting, great little melodies, interesting little stories, well sung.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Here's an older Kenny Chesney song I've been listening to a lot lately.  I like (love) how he turns the bridge around in this.  I wish I knew what the technical idea was behind that great harmony singing they do the entire song behind him.  Are they just singing the 5th or something?  This song in my opinion is every bit as good as the classic stuff from the 60's we all worship.  That bridge is something else.

Kenny Chesney - Out Last Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRfKfZHUg84

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Mary Chapin Carpenter - He Thinks He'll Keep Her

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JYHToYv6mI

TALENT ALERT, TALENT ALERT.  Why isn't this woman elected president yet or something?  Why are we not worshiping her like we worship Bonnie Raitt?  Well.... Bonnie's probably better but you see what i'm saying.

I love all the beautiful middle aged women in the audience singing along in all their 'man done did me wrong' glory.  LOL 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tanya Tucker - Down to my Last Teardrop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YplH9jhwNHA

Tanya as she was... what a voice.  Nobody sounds like this woman.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tanya Tucker - Delta Dawn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxw9xMgCRPY

Tanya as she is now... still sounds great.  Interesting thing about her, she was famous at 13... and still has the stage manerisms of a 13 year old.  Very beautiful, unique soul.   She's not a member of the country music hall of fame.  They ought to burn that motherfucker down, what a charade.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bellamy Brothers - Let your Love Flow


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDNbvwlRu6I

These guys have still got it.  Very underrated, nobody remembers them it seems.






Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on August 07, 2013, 08:41:35 PM
Worth it's own post.

Lefty Frizell - Saginaw, Michigan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mM1ud8jqEo


Title:
Post by: zachrwolfe on August 07, 2013, 08:42:01 PM


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on August 07, 2013, 08:55:31 PM
If anybody wants to hear some really, really, reallllly early country/gospel stuff, check out the Chuck Wagon gang.  Unsurpassed family harmonies.  Stuff was recorded in the 40's.  This was the atmosphere that Hank Williams and his ilk were born into.  You can understand why Hank was such a fresh sound!   Hank reworked one of The Chuck Wagon Gang's songs as "I Saw the Light". 

Chuck Wagon Gang - "We Are Climbing" "Way up in Glory"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny3eht3kL3Q

Chuck Wagon Gang - "Springtime in Glory" "Stormy Waters"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kypOd_8w4tI

Fantastically beautiful music.  I love that harmony, that's just jaw droppingly beautiful. 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on August 17, 2013, 12:17:58 PM
Tompall Glaser died a few days ago


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: modestmaus on September 12, 2013, 06:19:44 AM
I listened to the "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" album for the first time earlier this week. It didn't even need to grow on me, I just immediately took to it. By the time I had finished it I, without hesitation, rated it a full 5 stars on allmusic.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on October 02, 2013, 08:11:46 PM
I think John Lennon would have LOVED that cover, right?  He loved girl groups, and he loved "I Feel Fine", I think he would have been honored to hear that one.  I know if I was a songwriter, it'd blow me away to have somebody else take it and do it even better, and yeah... I think that's probably better than the original.

Lately I've been really diggin' Tanya Tucker.  They haven't inducted her into the country music Hall of Fame yet, I think that's a tragedy. 

here's a great one if you haven't heard it, "Blood Red & Goin' Down" live on the MIDNIGHT SPECIAL!

1975 BABY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK_zcqCgG2s

Listen to that crazy vibrato, She's only 13 in this video if you can believe it.  I like how she sings everything like a 13 year old.  It's like she never matured, and does things that are way over the top theatrically, because nobody ever got her to sing like an adult. 




Here's an interesting one, she did a rock album in the late 70's, this is her cover of "San Francisco"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA4Oj18DTNU



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 13, 2013, 01:28:43 PM
Arena documentary - The real Hank Williams:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9FIKetpCO4


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Mr. Wilson on November 13, 2013, 10:48:06 PM
If you ever want to see some real country guitar playin check out.. Albert lee.. Brent Mason.. Vince Gill..These guys are CRAZY..! There is one video where they all are pickin together. I used to think I played pretty good guitar till I saw that video.. Smoked me to death.!..


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 14, 2013, 05:16:49 AM
If you ever want to see some real country guitar playin check out.. Albert lee.. Brent Mason.. Vince Gill..These guys are CRAZY..! There is one video where they all are pickin together. I used to think I played pretty good guitar till I saw that video.. Smoked me to death.!..


Vince Gill astonished me as well. For my taste his voice is too soft at times but he has a great one. And I was surprised when I saw his guitar playing being sooo good. Didn't realize that because he was mostly "just" a singer to me


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 14, 2013, 12:52:07 PM
"Sons of Hank Williams"

From the youtube user's description:

Cool documentary about the new breed of punky country musicians who go against the commercial country music. From TV in Denmark, in English except for a 30 second introduction. In three parts. 30 min.

Thanks to a friend in Finland for helping out with the tech stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdLxuF4qyHQ


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 24, 2013, 09:06:38 AM
"What is Music City Roots?

Music City Roots, Live From The Loveless Cafe is a weekly, two-hour radio show that revives the historic legacy of live musical radio production in Nashville. Broadcast on Wednesday nights from 7pm to 9pm, CST, Music City Roots, Live From The Loveless Cafe showcases Nashville's astonishing music scene, from country and Americana to more progressive interpreters of tradition -- a "roots and branches" format that brings together fans of different tastes and generations. Presented live from the stage of the Loveless Barn, this show will showcase purveyors of authenticity across many genres.

Music fans worldwide know Nashville as the epicenter of country music, and Music City Roots, Live From the Loveless embraces and builds on that foundation. MCR is broadcast to a global audience, not just as the keeper of the traditional flame, but as a trusted tastemaker that looks to the future of music in all its forms and sub-genres: bluegrass, folk, alternative, western, rockabilly and crossovers into rock, jazz and world music. There has never been a time of greater variety, abundance and quality in Nashville's creative community, and Music City Roots looks to put that talent on a worldwide stage.

Each broadcast will feature 4-5 artists in 20 minute segments and short interviews, and also encourages collaboration with a nightly Loveless Jam where all musical guests embrace the spirit of Music City as the collaborative epicenter of tradition and innovation. Nashville’s legendary Keith Bilbrey is the announcer; Jim Lauderdale and other leaders of the music community host the festivities.

Vision

Our vision for Music City Roots, as a live radio show steeped in rich Nashville tradition, is to provide a global platform to showcase the deep well of amazing and diverse talent that exists here in Tennessee. Beyond Nashville, the roots and branches of Americana music are firmly entwined in Memphis, Knoxville, and across Tennessee and the entire Southeast region. Over the last several years, pockets of very gifted artists have bubbled up from New York to California and around the world, all sharing the same love for the integrity and honesty of the various forms of roots music that were birthed from American culture.

Music City Roots endeavors to offer artists a way to share their gift with the world – to connect with music lovers everywhere, through creative distribution platforms that were never before possible. Our only standard is one of excellence and integrity. We look to connect and nurture a true community of artists – young and old; famous and obscure; all sharing a desire to enrich and preserve our music, and our planet. As we help one another, the as the music grows, the world becomes a better place. Through the power of music, walls come down and cultures unite."




http://www.musiccityroots.com/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 14, 2013, 02:04:27 AM
One of the greatest country acts ever, the Everly Brothers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y29cbIqtXm0#t=31
Everly Brothers~ Full CD~ Classic Country (12 songs )


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: leggo of my ego on December 14, 2013, 11:44:29 AM
I scanned the thread and nobody seemed to have mentioned these guys

Jimmy Bryant & Speedy West


www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuGvIVnWnTM

Its instrumental music - kind of a Western Swing / Django  Jazzy Mix. Recording is a pretty sad looking kinescope

Off one of Jimmys solos - Sugar Foot Rag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szCEDTG8RSE&list=RDTuGvIVnWnTM

Fun Stuff and there are a lot of songs these two recorded together and separately.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 15, 2013, 10:30:36 AM


Off one of Jimmys solos - Sugar Foot Rag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szCEDTG8RSE&list=RDTuGvIVnWnTM




Some fine pickin' there.


I didn't realize Bobby Bare released a new album in 2012.
Here's his version of "I still haven't found what I'm looking for:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vvybUB7B9A


Here's the album:
http://www.amazon.com/Darker-Than-Light-Bobby-Bare/dp/B009SA8XSY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387131733&sr=8-1&keywords=bobby+bare+darker+than+light


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 15, 2013, 12:00:59 PM
We lost another legend! R.I.P. Ray Price!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35-WXmVTBps


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 16, 2013, 01:22:32 AM
We lost another legend! R.I.P. Ray Price!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35-WXmVTBps


Well, not yet:

http://tasteofcountry.com/ray-price-not-dead/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 17, 2013, 12:28:14 PM
It's official. Ray Price is dead   :( :(


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on December 22, 2013, 08:21:57 AM
Vince Gill joined the Time Jumpers about 5 years ago, now he's about twice as good on guitar as he was before.  He's taken it to a whole new level lately.



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on January 26, 2014, 09:07:30 AM
Tonight:

Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson And Merle Haggard Reunite Before Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Kristofferson is being given a lifetime achievement award during the Grammy Awards celebration, but he doesn't think that will be the highlight of the weekend.

Kristofferson will be joined by Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton for a performance during Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast, and any excuse the 77-year-old singer-songwriter and actor can find to get together with his lifelong friends is a good one.

"It's so much of a pleasure to be with these guys," Kristofferson said Friday afternoon following Grammy rehearsals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. "One of the best parts of my life has been the guys who are my real heroes are my closest friends. Willie is the closest friend I have. And Merle, the first time I met him in Nashville, people told me to stay away from him because I had a beard and the hair. I was supposed to be one of them long-haired hippies, and we were friends from the moment that we met."

While Haggard says the recognition is "overdue," Kristofferson admits to being a little embarrassed about his award. He'll be saluted Saturday at a special gathering that will include Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of the Beatles. Kristofferson humbly wonders why he's being honored at the same time.

"Can you believe that?" he asked. "Listen, I was in the Army when they were big stars. I had five years of janitor work and pick-and-shovel jobs before I'd ever get to be a singer and a songwriter. ... The Beatles and Bob Dylan are the ones who are the superheroes that changed music in my lifetime. Remember what pop music was like before them?"

Kristofferson's peers think he had a similar impact on country music, one that continues to reverberate as the genre becomes more cosmopolitan.

"Well, he upgraded it," Haggard said. "He made it a little more sophisticated. He took it to New York."

As for Shelton, who bolted back to a taping of "The Voice" after rehearsals, Haggard thinks he fits right in with the group: "He's the big dog right now."



Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/25/kris-kristofferson-grammys_n_4666484.html


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Sheriff John Stone on January 26, 2014, 09:29:53 AM
Tonight:

Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson And Merle Haggard Reunite Before Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Kristofferson is being given a lifetime achievement award during the Grammy Awards celebration, but he doesn't think that will be the highlight of the weekend.

Kristofferson will be joined by Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton for a performance during Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast, and any excuse the 77-year-old singer-songwriter and actor can find to get together with his lifelong friends is a good one.

"It's so much of a pleasure to be with these guys," Kristofferson said Friday afternoon following Grammy rehearsals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. "One of the best parts of my life has been the guys who are my real heroes are my closest friends. Willie is the closest friend I have. And Merle, the first time I met him in Nashville, people told me to stay away from him because I had a beard and the hair. I was supposed to be one of them long-haired hippies, and we were friends from the moment that we met."

While Haggard says the recognition is "overdue," Kristofferson admits to being a little embarrassed about his award. He'll be saluted Saturday at a special gathering that will include Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr of the Beatles. Kristofferson humbly wonders why he's being honored at the same time.

"Can you believe that?" he asked. "Listen, I was in the Army when they were big stars. I had five years of janitor work and pick-and-shovel jobs before I'd ever get to be a singer and a songwriter. ... The Beatles and Bob Dylan are the ones who are the superheroes that changed music in my lifetime. Remember what pop music was like before them?"

Kristofferson's peers think he had a similar impact on country music, one that continues to reverberate as the genre becomes more cosmopolitan.

"Well, he upgraded it," Haggard said. "He made it a little more sophisticated. He took it to New York."

As for Shelton, who bolted back to a taping of "The Voice" after rehearsals, Haggard thinks he fits right in with the group: "He's the big dog right now."



Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/25/kris-kristofferson-grammys_n_4666484.html

Thanks for the heads up. I'm gonna try and catch that. What do you think they'll perform? Maybe they'll each take a verse of "Sunday Morning Coming Down".

A few years ago, there was a rumor that Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, and somebody else, maybe George Jones (?), were going to form another Highwaymen-type group. Obviously it never came to fruition.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on January 26, 2014, 04:45:40 PM
Thanks for the heads up, I just skimmed it because I don't want to ruin it, Merle Haggard on the Grammies tonight, I'll be there!


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on January 28, 2014, 11:29:44 AM
According to Willie, the threee are working on an album.




Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard on the GRAMMYs Red Carpet 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6Zi-wNokZM


Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson: Ready For Their GRAMMY Moment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77hUsE3c1rE


Kris Kristofferson: Playing With Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eORb2p6T_Lo


Willie Nelson on His "Happy" Bus - GRAMMY Red Carpet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2qAAgaJAbs


And finally the performance. I couldn't find a good video so this is filmed from screen I believe:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SspAWnLvUFc



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Sheriff John Stone on January 28, 2014, 12:13:39 PM
Good work, Rocker. Thanks for posting those clips. Were they the most awkward interviews you ever saw? ;D

I didn't notice it on Sunday night, but was Kris Kristofferson wearing a chain with a W like Waylon Jennings' logo?

Speaking of Kristofferson, I'm a little worried about him. He looked a little lost during the performance, and he wasn't much more coherent on those interviews. Maybe he did literally just step off of Willie's bus! :smokin

I'm looking forward to the album with those three guys. Hope they have a good producer. All three are getting up in years and have had a few recent health scares. Treasure them while you can.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on January 28, 2014, 12:19:55 PM

Speaking of Kristofferson, I'm a little worried about him. He looked a little lost during the performance, and he wasn't much more coherent on those interviews. Maybe he did literally just step off of Willie's bus! :smokin



That or it has something to do with this:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/15/kris-kristofferson-memory-loss_n_4276375.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#sb=1806260b=facebook


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on January 28, 2014, 06:29:57 PM
There's this awesome show that used to be on called "Country's Family Reunion", Bill Anderson gets a bunch of ancient country singers to sit around in a room, and then sing their hits.  


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on March 23, 2014, 12:06:41 PM
Roger Miller's awesome


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 23, 2014, 02:20:30 PM
Roger Miller's awesome version of "Ruby"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XruZm0oB0Fw

This guy was so fucking great


That was beautiful. Thank you!
Do you know Carl Perkins' version?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGLWlcGaiYU



While the door-part came up I was remembered of this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUVPZuaEZvk


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 23, 2014, 03:30:31 PM
Roger Miller's awesome version of "Ruby"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XruZm0oB0Fw

This guy was so fucking great

I actually contacted Roger Miller's website a couple year ago, and got a reply from his wife who has a lot to do with it....
I asked her what are the chances of seeing a complete Roger Miller boxset...
and she replied back and said she had been working with Bear Family in Germany trying to put something together....
and I emailed 'Bear', and they said yeah, Roger was 'on the cards' to getting done.....
this was probably 2 years ago thou....... He was such a clever talented man, and it bugs me you can only get a 'greatest hits'
collection of his stuff.... he did so much more output worth hearing..

RickB


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on March 23, 2014, 03:56:40 PM
Hmmm... have you looked into what's available?  I've got some decent stuff of his.

His box set was 3discs, called "The Genius Of Roger Miller" has a bunch of rarerish stuff on it.

Then there's a "Bear Family" release already that has all of his early stuff on it from before he became an overnight sensation.  It even has a gospel song on it he wrote (which is pretty damn awesome).

I've also got a live CD somebody put out of him playing a live show in texas.

The good news is all the stuff that IS available is really cheap, you can pick it up for nothing.  I would suggest that Bear Family one first, it's got 25 tracks or so on it and probably 15 of them are stuff I've never herad anywhere.

Ironically his wife Mary was in the First Edition.... and now we're back where we started, lol.



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 23, 2014, 04:04:54 PM
yeah Ron....got the 3 Cd set, that is pretty neat, and the single Bear Cd.....

but that's basically is, other than 'greatest hits' releases....

there are still other 'smash' sides, along with 'mercury' and 'rca' .... that need a haul over.....

a Big! Roger fan here...

Cheers, RickB



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on March 23, 2014, 04:08:25 PM
Gotcha... hopefully they'll release more.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 31, 2014, 11:29:08 AM
Previously Unknown Hank Williams Recordings from 1950 to ‘See the Light’ This Spring

By Kurt Wolff

If you already own the ten-CD box set The Complete Hank Williams, and think you’ve heard everything from that most legendary of country artists, a new collection set to surface this spring just might blow your mind.

Hitting stores on May 20, The Garden Spot Recordings, 1950 is a new 24-song collection featuring recordings from Williams that fans haven’t heard since they aired 64 years ago. Williams recorded these songs as part of a sponsored radio program — which was common practice at the time — and it features previously unheard versions of some of his classic songs, including “Lovesick Blues” (which he didn’t write but was his first No. 1), “Mind Your Own Business” and “Mansion on the Hill.” See the track list below.

In the liner notes to the collection, Williams biographer Colin Escott describes the context for these recordings. “Set the time machine for early morning on KSIB-AM, Creston, Iowa,” Escott writes. “February 1950. Country radio was beginning its slow transition from live music to DJ shows. Live music and DJ shows were augmented by transcribed shows. After buying 15 minutes of airtime on small-market stations, sponsors would prerecord shows with well known artists, duplicate them, and ship them out on 12 or 16-inch transcribed discs.”

And that, Escott continues “is how Hank Williams came to be on KSIB in February 1950. Sandwiched between the local ‘live’ acts, it was almost as if he were visiting with Skeets and those Radio Rascals. His sponsor was one of the nation’s largest plant nurseries, Naughton Farms, seven hundred miles south in Waxahachie, Texas. Given that Naughton was a big player in the nursery business, Hank’s shows were almost certainly shipped to many small stations, but only KSIB’s copies survived.”

And despite the fact many heard these recordings at the time, and many stations likely possessed the transcription discs at some point, they have since floundered in obscurity — even for a scholar of Escott’s stature. “Those of us who have studied Hank’s life and career had no idea that these recordings existed,” he notes.



Hank’s daughter Jett Williams echoes her thrill at hearing these newly uncovered songs. “It’s incredible to me that we’re still finding new recordings by my dad — great ones at that,” she said. “No one even suspected that these recordings existed.”


The album will be released on CD and vinyl by Omnivore Recordings, and will also be teased with a special Record Store Day EP.

The Garden Spot Recordings, 1950 track listing:

01. The Garden Spot Jingle
02. Lovesick Blues
03. A Mansion On The Hill
04. Fiddle Tune
05. I’ve Just Told Mama Goodbye
06. Closing/Oh! Susanna
07. The Garden Spot Jingle
08. Mind Your Own Business
09. Lovesick Blues
10. Fiddle Tune
11. At The First Fall Of Snow
12. Closing/Oh! Susanna
13. The Garden Spot Jingle
14. I Can’t Get You Off Of My Mind
15. I Don’t Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes)
16. Fiddle Tune
17. Farther Along
18. Closing/Oh! Susanna
19. The Garden Spot Jingle
20. I’ll Be A Bachelor ’Til I Die
21. Wedding Bells
22. Fiddle Tune
23. Jesus Remembered Me
24. Closing/Oh! Susanna

Tracks 1 – 6 taken from Naughton Farms Garden Spot Show #4
Tracks 7 – 12 taken from Naughton Farms Garden Spot Show #9
Tracks 13 – 18 taken from Naughton Farms Garden Spot Show #10
Tracks 19 – 24 taken from Naughton Farms Garden Spot Show #11



Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr6-DuFS0aE


Source: http://news.radio.com/2014/03/31/previously-unknown-hank-williams-recordings-from-1950-to-see-the-light-this-spring/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: alf wiedersehen on March 31, 2014, 05:58:03 PM
I'm really excited for this release.
I love Omnivore.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on April 26, 2014, 11:26:03 PM
can't believe I'd never heard Charlie Louvin - See the Big man Cry


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 27, 2014, 03:50:56 AM
I have two of his later albums. One is called "The longest train". Fantastic album!


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bossaroo on April 27, 2014, 09:02:05 AM
Previously Unknown Hank Williams Recordings from 1950 to ‘See the Light’ This Spring

By Kurt Wolff

If you already own the ten-CD box set The Complete Hank Williams, and think you’ve heard everything from that most legendary of country artists, a new collection set to surface this spring just might blow your mind.

Hitting stores on May 20, The Garden Spot Recordings, 1950 is a new 24-song collection featuring recordings from Williams that fans haven’t heard since they aired 64 years ago. Williams recorded these songs as part of a sponsored radio program — which was common practice at the time — and it features previously unheard versions of some of his classic songs, including “Lovesick Blues” (which he didn’t write but was his first No. 1), “Mind Your Own Business” and “Mansion on the Hill.” See the track list below.

In the liner notes to the collection, Williams biographer Colin Escott describes the context for these recordings. “Set the time machine for early morning on KSIB-AM, Creston, Iowa,” Escott writes. “February 1950. Country radio was beginning its slow transition from live music to DJ shows. Live music and DJ shows were augmented by transcribed shows. After buying 15 minutes of airtime on small-market stations, sponsors would prerecord shows with well known artists, duplicate them, and ship them out on 12 or 16-inch transcribed discs.”

And that, Escott continues “is how Hank Williams came to be on KSIB in February 1950. Sandwiched between the local ‘live’ acts, it was almost as if he were visiting with Skeets and those Radio Rascals. His sponsor was one of the nation’s largest plant nurseries, Naughton Farms, seven hundred miles south in Waxahachie, Texas. Given that Naughton was a big player in the nursery business, Hank’s shows were almost certainly shipped to many small stations, but only KSIB’s copies survived.”

And despite the fact many heard these recordings at the time, and many stations likely possessed the transcription discs at some point, they have since floundered in obscurity — even for a scholar of Escott’s stature. “Those of us who have studied Hank’s life and career had no idea that these recordings existed,” he notes.



Hank’s daughter Jett Williams echoes her thrill at hearing these newly uncovered songs. “It’s incredible to me that we’re still finding new recordings by my dad — great ones at that,” she said. “No one even suspected that these recordings existed.”


The album will be released on CD and vinyl by Omnivore Recordings, and will also be teased with a special Record Store Day EP.

The Garden Spot Recordings, 1950 track listing:

01. The Garden Spot Jingle
02. Lovesick Blues
03. A Mansion On The Hill
04. Fiddle Tune
05. I’ve Just Told Mama Goodbye
06. Closing/Oh! Susanna
07. The Garden Spot Jingle
08. Mind Your Own Business
09. Lovesick Blues
10. Fiddle Tune
11. At The First Fall Of Snow
12. Closing/Oh! Susanna
13. The Garden Spot Jingle
14. I Can’t Get You Off Of My Mind
15. I Don’t Care (If Tomorrow Never Comes)
16. Fiddle Tune
17. Farther Along
18. Closing/Oh! Susanna
19. The Garden Spot Jingle
20. I’ll Be A Bachelor ’Til I Die
21. Wedding Bells
22. Fiddle Tune
23. Jesus Remembered Me
24. Closing/Oh! Susanna

Tracks 1 – 6 taken from Naughton Farms Garden Spot Show #4
Tracks 7 – 12 taken from Naughton Farms Garden Spot Show #9
Tracks 13 – 18 taken from Naughton Farms Garden Spot Show #10
Tracks 19 – 24 taken from Naughton Farms Garden Spot Show #11



Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr6-DuFS0aE


Source: http://news.radio.com/2014/03/31/previously-unknown-hank-williams-recordings-from-1950-to-see-the-light-this-spring/

we live in a world where there's really no reason they can't do a little research or asking around for song titles, rather than just list 4 tracks as "fiddle tune"... that's just lazy.

having said that, i'm damn excited to hear this recording!


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on May 03, 2014, 04:35:58 AM
Anybody ever heard this cover of Hank's "I'll never get out of this world alive" by the Delta Rhythm Boys in '52? Very nice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87gbEu9eY-w


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on May 06, 2014, 06:07:55 PM
can't believe I'd never heard this song before today:

Charlie Louvin - See the Big man Cry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3AZzySLZjk

Fantastic song.  He really had a cool voice, especially in the chorus.


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I think I posted it before, but I'll repost it here... Charlie did an album a couple years before he died, and it had a tribute to his brother Ira Louvin on it called "Ira".  It's heartbreaking if you know their story (Ira died in a car wreck in the early 60's)

Charlie Louvin - "Ira"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIT0Xe1qaoI


ahh 'the big man cry'.......... cool tune........ written by Ed Bruce, the dude who wrote 'mummas don't let your babies' .....
and had a great bunch of albums he recorded also.......... the same guy that recorded at Sun Records in the fifties under the name 'Edwin Bruce'...

I also have the Charlie Louvin song on 45........ on the great orange/yellow swirl label........it so reminded me of The Beach Boys when I picked up a copy...

(up until then, I had not owned another Capitol recording on the orange/yellow label other than the BB's)

another great 'Louvin' song is 'My book of Memories'..... 

Cheers, RickB


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on May 07, 2014, 08:55:17 PM
That's cool, I didn't know Ed Bruce wrote it.  Ed Bruce is the MAN.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on May 13, 2014, 09:40:27 PM
Couple neat things I noticed in a couple songs.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on May 13, 2014, 10:15:02 PM
Hank Williams Jr. was such a great talent.  Just my opinion.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on May 17, 2014, 05:50:36 AM
Hank jr. is such a big talent! He basically could write and record a complete album on his own. Yet he often has a way of using his father's name and songs plus the "rowdy"-image in a ridiculous way in some of his songs (not unlike the way Mike Love uses Beach Boys titles in his songs, which of course is a method many nostalgia acts use - except the Beach Boys titles).

One of my favorite Hank jr songs is "(I Don't Have) Any More Love Songs":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICLIKyc90kA

What a song!!


BTW IIRC Hank's name was thrown around when news of a Beach Boys Country album began to appear.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on May 23, 2014, 09:50:35 PM
Yeah he's truly great.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on May 23, 2014, 10:12:40 PM
In country, you either love, or HATE, that twang.  


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on May 23, 2014, 10:24:24 PM
There's an interesting phenomenon that's been going on for several years, where Nashville serves as kind of a sanctuary for disillusioned Rock musicians, or guys who in the past could make a pop record, but find themselves without a market.  


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on June 16, 2014, 01:05:03 PM
Listen to Dolly Parton's new album here:

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Smoke-Dolly-Parton/dp/B00HHC33YY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402948452&sr=8-1&keywords=dolly+parton


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on June 28, 2014, 06:50:15 PM
Jimmy Newman was a cool guy


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on July 08, 2014, 11:41:12 PM
Tracy Lawrence is criminally underrated .  


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: danieljack on July 28, 2014, 06:58:25 AM
My dad used to listen to what I call "old school" country like Kenny Rogers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Jj4nJ1YEAp4


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on August 21, 2014, 01:00:27 AM
I've been listening to a lot of Mary Chapin Carpenter lately.  


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on August 21, 2014, 01:06:18 AM
My dad used to listen to what I call "old school" country like Kenny Rogers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Jj4nJ1YEAp4

Your dad had great taste :)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on November 28, 2014, 11:19:16 PM
Alert! Alert!  There's a new country songwriter burning it up in nashville lately.  





Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Jukka on December 04, 2014, 08:03:06 AM
I just spent a month in the US. Just out of curiosity, my car radio was mainly tuned to local mainstream country stations, just to get an idea where country is going nowadays... God, it was sh*t.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on December 08, 2014, 09:06:33 PM
Yeah...


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: alf wiedersehen on December 08, 2014, 09:21:10 PM
Sturgill Simpson is pretty cool.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: feelsflow on December 09, 2014, 08:44:48 AM
Sturgill is like a young Waylon.  Have you listened to this?

can't get the damn link to work.  Look up:  "You Can Have the Crown/Some Days" (Live at Sun King Brewery)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Jukka on December 09, 2014, 01:20:01 PM
Yeah, Sturgill is great! Saw him at Fillmore, opening for Drive-By Truckers. Actually, I was amazed! I didn't even know there's an opening act, but he sure blues me away. The guy has an amazing backing band as well, especially that country shredder on Telecaster.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 09, 2014, 01:41:07 PM
You mean this guy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5cMqD0WqYE


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: alf wiedersehen on December 09, 2014, 01:54:20 PM
You mean this guy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5cMqD0WqYE

Yeah, that's the guy. I'm liking his new album a lot.
He does a really great cover version of "the Promise".


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on December 09, 2014, 09:22:03 PM
Heard this guy on the Grand ol Opry again tonight, he's pretty damn good

Chris Janson - "When I'm Holding Her"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cse3X-8YBLU

I like the guy's vibe, he's like a crackhead but he stopped doing crack and kept all the annoying mannerisms.  Still it's hard not to like him, very passionate guy.  What are you supposed to do, tell him he smiles too much?

They always have interesting acts show up on the Opry, you should catch it if you get a chance.  Here's an example

Lennon & Maisy - "Ring of Fire"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-vNNK2r-Cc&list=PL1Y1zkkIkMlP97gSAJ9uUIa0Y51CpuclK&index=3


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Bentracin on December 09, 2014, 11:42:50 PM
Mainstream country music today reeks. Let me hear the sweet sound of a steel guitar moaning behind an acoustic guitar, vocals, bass and drums and I'm happy.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: feelsflow on December 10, 2014, 12:21:29 PM
Nice some real country is gettin' out.  Everything I've checked by Sturgill is pretty good.

This is one of my very favorite country songs:

http://youtu.be/kU0WcW2k2tc


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 10, 2014, 01:36:59 PM
You mean this guy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5cMqD0WqYE

Yeah, that's the guy. I'm liking his new album a lot.
He does a really great cover version of "the Promise".


Ok, thanks. Have to check him out.




Mainstream country music today reeks.



I don't hear modern mainstream country if I don't have to. All sounds exactly the same and every voice sounds like a try-out for the most annoying Merle Haggard impersonator. But there are probably exceptions I guess. I myself listen to the classic country music; 30s-70s mostly. It's just the best to me. Same with blues and gospel imo.


Do you guys have heard any of the great Hank Williams releases and boxsets of a few years ago? The Garden Spot Programs, The Lost Concerts, The Unreleased Recordings, Revealed

I don't own them but have listened on youtube to some stuff and via amazon's samples. There's some great, great music and it's fantastic so see a legend getting treated so good. You're not a spoiled child as a Presley fan.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: halblaineisgood on December 11, 2014, 02:24:32 AM
.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on December 14, 2014, 11:01:13 AM
So Thursday we lost Dawn Sears to lung cancer... she was of course the lead singer of the Time Jumpers, widely considered one of the best kept secrets in Nashville.  Essentially the Time Jumpers are a band full of the most well respected studio musicians in town, and they play free shows each week full of western swing.  Dawn had a more traditional career in the 80's but never really made it mainstream.  Her husband Kenny Sears is seen in this video with her @ the Time Jumpers from several years ago, it kind of gives you a vibe of what her music was all about and what a wonderful talent she had. 

Dawn Sears w/The Time Jumpers - Sweet Memories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fi-BhsKOMA


She remained strong, laughing, beautiful and a fantastic singer all the way to the end, as you can see in this clip from 6 months ago.  Notice Vince Gill playing guitar beside her (Vince is a full time member of the Time Jumpers!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HRTqV49Iw4




Also, last night Kacey Musgraves appeared at the Grand Ol' Opry and performed "Don't Fence Me In" in tribute to her!  I can't find a video of it, but here's Kacey performing "Silver Lining" last night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSWV_vk_e40



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 15, 2014, 10:52:37 AM
Thanks Ron! Those Time Jumpers videos are beautiful!
R.I.P. Dawn Sears


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 19, 2014, 03:08:19 PM
Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver on Letterman, Dec. 17th singing a new Shaver song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cAFyMtEFNg




Billy Joe Shaver - Long in the Tooth

http://www.amazon.com/Long-Tooth-Billy-Joe-Shaver/dp/B00KGYPVJU/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1419029144&sr=1-1&keywords=billy+joe+shaver&pebp=1419028383273



Willie Nelson - December Day (Willie's Stash, Vol. 1)

http://www.amazon.com/December-Day-Willies-Stash-Vol/dp/B00O9KZTVM/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1419029040&sr=1-1&keywords=willie+nelson+december+day


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on January 02, 2015, 08:43:03 PM
The man, the legend, Little Jimmy Dickens passed away today.  Horrible news.  They should just shut the Grand ol Opry down now, this is ground shaking.  94 years old, I heard him perform a week ago on the show.  He had a long, long career and did about everything.  It would take hours to even touch on all the cool stuff he did in his career...

He started out singing on a local radio station in Huntington, West Virginia not far from where I was born myself.  He was always short in stature, but wore it like a badge, always making fun of himself and never taking himself too seriously... everybody who met him loved him, from his fans, to his peers, to even the president of the United States.  He knew everyone you've ever heard of in country music personally, from Hank Williams to Roger Miller to Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift.  

So in the 40's he went to Nashville as a balladeer, and had a ton of hits.  He took over "The Country Boys", hiring a third guitarist and getting rid of the fiddle and banjo players... at the time having three guitars in a country group was considered blaspheme as ridiculous as that sounds.  He made hit after hit with his novelty songs, most of them ridiculing his size or his poor upbringing in West Virginia.  He joined the Grand ol Opry in the early 50's and immediately became great friends with Hank Williams, the Carter Family and all the others on the show at the time.  

In the 70's and 80's he was instrumental in the success of "Hee Haw", a staple in the south at the time.  He told jokes, twirled his oversized guitar around on stage, sang love songs, sang children's songs, sang novelty songs, and basically entertained people everywhere he went.    At times he was Roger Miller's next door neighbor, George Jones' fishing buddy, and June Carter's dancing partner on t.v. ... the guy has been a constant in Nashville for nearly 70 years.  I've heard him many times on shows invite the public to stop by his house if they're ever on a tour or in the area for coffee!  

Here's some cool stuff he did:

"We Could" - Live on the Opry, mid 50's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCZ_UtgVa1Y

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

"May the Bird of Pardise Fly Up Your Nose" - 1965 Live

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfYFx6MOTYU

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Little Jimmy once had to follow Garth Brooks as the last act on the Opry one night, this was at the height of Garth's popularity, and the crowd went nuts.  So Jimmy went to his suitcase, got out this raggedy ann doll that he carried around everywhere, and did his recitation of Raggedy Ann to close the show.  Standing Ovation.

Here's a version of it from the 70's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxDgBSg-dgo

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Here's Jimmy doing a cameo as the backup guitarist in Vince Gill's "Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away" video from 1992.  Notice all the other legends, even Carl Perkins!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlUGTof2TWU

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Here he's Brad Paisley's fishing buddy in Brad's hit "I'm Gonna Miss Her" from 2000

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwRrKaq0IyY

------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Here's Little Jimmy interupting the CMA's in 2009, (I'ma let you finish...) to tell you who REALLY had the best music video that year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsLPY-y-GM8#t=25

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Here's Jimmy from 4 or 5 years ago doing his version of "John Henry" with Marty Stuart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYzHm2GHPnQ

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Here he is a year or so ago, doing "Mountain Dew".  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBS3zvxBfWM


What a loss.  94 years is a good run, though, and now he's moved on to wherever so many of his friends that went before him have went.  God bless you Little Jimmy, thanks for the memories!


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on January 02, 2015, 08:44:16 PM
really sad news Ron....

the man was a hoot til the end.

a national treasure lost for country music.

RickB


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on January 02, 2015, 08:54:08 PM
He used to tell the same jokes week after week, some of them were really, really funny. 


"I'm so old, at this age... I don't even like to buy ripe Bananas...."



"We just did a show in Knoxville last weekend, when the curtains went up, there was only 1 man sitting in the audience, right in the front.  I said, 'Sir, My name's Jimmy Dickens, and I've come to do a show for you'.....    the man said 'Get it over with Shorty, i'm the Janitor and I'd like to get home"


"I'm not well... I've had laryngitis all week.  I went to see the doctor, knocked on his door.  The Nurse answered 'Hello?'... I whispered 'Is the Doctor In?' and she whispered back "No... come on in!"



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on January 02, 2015, 08:56:22 PM
"My Wife told me yesterday, 'Honey, Let's run upstairs and make love'.  I told her I cannot do both."

"I've had this stiff neck that's about to kill me.   My doctor gave me some of those little pills for men my age.... and if you don't swallow them quick, you'll get a stiff neck...."



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Jim Rockford on January 11, 2015, 10:57:45 PM
There's an interesting phenomenon that's been going on for several years, where Nashville serves as kind of a sanctuary for disillusioned Rock musicians, or guys who in the past could make a pop record, but find themselves without a market.  

Seems like that happens more and more nowadays.  Mainstream country anymore is just pop with a few hints of country instrumentation.  It's very repetitive and yet very successful.  It really is a ball buster.  :)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on January 14, 2015, 09:17:50 PM
Every once in awhile they release something that's just really good in a pop-country way so I'm always thankful for that.  The more rock influenced stuff though I usually can't get my mind around. 

I just looked at the top 20 songs this week, they're all crap except #19, I kind of like.  Dierks always has interesting melodies and rhyme schemes... the song's almost a novelty song, in the tradition of dare I say Roger Miller, Tom T. Hall or Buck Owens.

Dierks Bentley - Drunk on a Plane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrM39m22jH4



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Jim Rockford on January 14, 2015, 10:45:29 PM
Every once in awhile they release something that's just really good in a pop-country way so I'm always thankful for that.  The more rock influenced stuff though I usually can't get my mind around. 

I just looked at the top 20 songs this week, they're all crap except #19, I kind of like.  Dierks always has interesting melodies and rhyme schemes... the song's almost a novelty song, in the tradition of dare I say Roger Miller, Tom T. Hall or Buck Owens.

Dierks Bentley - Drunk on a Plane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrM39m22jH4



Yeah. I agree.  I just think that it's become too much like the worst of modern pop music. Drunk on a Plane is kinda interesting. It's topic is sad, but it has the bro-country party sound to it. I think there's still plenty of good country out there, but it's overshadowed by stuff like Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan. I think it will improve over the next few years.  http://youtu.be/FY8SwIvxj8o (http://youtu.be/FY8SwIvxj8o) This is proof of its current repetitive nature. :)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on January 18, 2015, 12:09:36 PM
I see your horrible mash up, and raise you a Tim McGraw song called "Truck Yeah". 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf7GfUORHtw

Another GOD AWFUL song, "Redneck Crazy".

it's about a drunk redneck stalking his ex girlfriend, and no, it's not a comedy song, this jackass is serious.  "You gone and broke the wrong heart babbbbbbaaayyyy, and drove me redneck crazzzzzyyyyy"

it's got to be the worst country song I've ever heard.  It's like a country Chris Brown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYXHS3OWdKo


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Jim Rockford on January 19, 2015, 10:30:17 AM
I see your horrible mash up, and raise you a Tim McGraw song called "Truck Yeah". 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf7GfUORHtw

Another GOD AWFUL song, "Redneck Crazy".

it's about a drunk redneck stalking his ex girlfriend, and no, it's not a comedy song, this jackass is serious.  "You gone and broke the wrong heart babbbbbbaaayyyy, and drove me redneck crazzzzzyyyyy"

it's got to be the worst country song I've ever heard.  It's like a country Chris Brown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYXHS3OWdKo

This is worse. :)  http://youtu.be/FsyIcJIy-yM (http://youtu.be/FsyIcJIy-yM)

And so is this sleazy tune.  http://youtu.be/xdImDqbgc2g (http://youtu.be/xdImDqbgc2g)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on January 21, 2015, 10:13:45 AM
Yeah... those are both pretty god-awful.  I can't stand Jason Aldean unfortunately... A few years ago, there's a girl that went to school here locally (my brother went to school with her) who was an American Idol contestant or something like that.  Anyways, she's in Las Vegas (I believe) at a nightclub where Jason Aldean is attending that night, and he starts hitting on her.  Well there's cameras around that take a lot of photos of the two talking, making out, etc. in this nightclub.  Night ends and they both go their seperate ways, never slept together or anything. 

Next day, all the photos leak out because he's married and cheating on his wife.  Her career's ruined and she's a homewrecker, blah blah blah... he gets a divorce and goes on having all his millions of fans tell him how great he is whereas the chick he was making out with didn't even know he was married and can't get a job at Taco Bell now. 

His asshole behavior kind of leaks through into his music, I can't really stand looking at the guy. 


Back to some REAL music.  One of Aldean's first songs was called "Joe Diffie"... here's a great Joe Diffie song.  I love these guys like this that kind of lose it but still are completely awesome live because the great thing behind their talent isn't their voice, but the soul they put into the performance.  Check out that twang!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz2A6bd2VkM



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on January 21, 2015, 12:25:33 PM
Man, I don't know but no matter how good the song, such a twang just runis it for me. Like Alan Jackson for example. And Merle Haggard also had his share of that. I just can't stand it. But that's what tastes are for I guess, they differ.


BTW I just realized that Kris Kristofferson has a new live album out of his tour in 2013 (I saw him in Hamburg that year):
http://www.amazon.com/Evening-Kris-Kristofferson/dp/B00MMVNA1Q/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1421871881&sr=1-2&keywords=kris+kristofferson


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on January 21, 2015, 09:40:46 PM
I can understand it, Rocker, because I used to feel the same way.  When I was a kid, I could not stand it.  I mean, absolutely hated it, I thought it was the most ignorant, stupid thing I had ever heard.  I hated Reba McEntire, I thought she was just some stupid hick.

I'm not saying that's what you think, I'm just saying that's what I personally thought, I was very young then though, probably 13 or so.

Eventually, though, I started appreciating a different side of it.  There's something incredible about the honesty in country music.  That includes a guy like Joe Diffie singing in his natural, country, twangy, accent-full voice.  He's even singing off-key! 

With all that though, the message of the song stays the same...

What I learned to appreciate about Country music was the simplicity of it.  They're not trying to reinvent the wheel, they're not particularly trying to be clever, they're just telling it like it is, and it's incredibly universal. 

So lets listen to Joe's lyrics:

"The Only Thing I See Ahead, Is Just the Heat Rising Off The Road...
The Rainbows I've Been Chasing Keep on Fading Before I Find My Pot of Gold.
But More And More I'm Thinking, That The Only Treasures That I'll Ever Know...
Are Long Ago And Far Behind And Wrapped Up In My Memories Of Home."

"Home was a swimming hole and a fishing pole and the feel of a muddy road between my toes
Home was a back porch swing where I would sit and mom would sing amazing grace
While she hung out the clothes.
Home was an easy chair with my daddy there and the smell of Sunday supper on the stove...
My footsteps carry me away but in my mind I'm always going home"

He's talking about his personal idea of what 'home' means to him, but it's incredibly universal.  Someone may have grown up in Brooklyn, and they don't remember a fishing pole and a swimming hole, but they remember their mom taking them to the park down the street, or the old man who used to sell newspapers on the corner, or the hot dog stand. 

They may not remember their mom singing Amazing Grace and hanging out the clothes, but they remember their mom listening to "Slow Jams with Kevin Jacobson" every afternoon when they got home from school, while she was doing the crossword puzzle in the paper or whatever.

Where the twang comes in is this:  It's his natural voice.... and just like the songs are so honest and universal, when he sings that sh*t in his natural voice, flaws, stupid hick accent and all, he's doing what ultimately all artists strive to do.  He's taking something important to him, something beautiful that he cherishes and laying it all out there for people to see, criticize, and piss on if they want to.  He's being as intimate as possible.   

I could never do that.  I'll never be able to write a song that actually means something to me, or might touch somebody that hears it.  Joe though is better at that, than me. 

So the twang represents letting it all hang out.  The reason people have accents of any kind, no matter where they're from, is because of the loved ones in their life.  So for instance, an Irish guy talks with a strong Irish accent because his mother and father did, and learned to talk from them.  Then when he was 5, he had a nanny who talked that way as well, and when he went to school his little friends did, and all through his life he's had people in his life that he loved enough that he took a little piece of how they spoke and stole it for himself.  That's how all accents are formed; so in a way, an accent is a representation of the SOUL you have!  We don't imitate people we don't care for, we imitate people we love. 

So eventually I came to associate a strong accent, even a twang, with representing the soul someone has.  I understand it's not everybody's cup of tea, though. 

To me?  Joe Diffie is incredible.  He's singing that song at a small show somewhere, kids running around in front of the stage, and he's doing what he always wanted to do.  Love it. 

Here's another great one from him:

"Is it Cold In Here"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEFwFksZCN0



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: kirt on January 30, 2015, 08:30:07 AM
Dwight Yoakam ,excellent writer and performer. Chris Hillman said Dwight took Grams musical concept and achieved it. Alan Jackson,BR549 and Marty Stuart along with Johnny Cash,David Allen Coe all great.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Jim Rockford on January 30, 2015, 09:38:26 PM
Accent doesn't bother me too much, but if it's a put on, like some new country artists do, it annoys the crap out of me.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 01, 2015, 07:52:01 AM
Accent doesn't bother me too much, but if it's a put on, like some new country artists do, it annoys the crap out of me.


Yeah, I guess that's it.



Here's something that you guys hopefully will like (I just copy the text from youtube - there's more of this stuff btw):


Stanley Brothers
New River Ranch - Rising Sun, MD
July 29, 1956

Carter Stanley - Guitar
Ralph Stanley - Banjo
Curley Lambert - Mandolin
Chubby Anthony - Fiddle
Lindy Clear - Bass

--Set One--
1. Dickenson County Breakdown
2. Orange Blossom Special
3. Crazy Arms
4. Hard Times
5. Nobody's Love Is Like Mine
6. Cry From The Cross
7. Fling Ding
8. Say You'll Take Me Back

--Set Two--
9. Big Tilda
10. Baby Girl
11. Little Glass Of Wine
12. Little Birdie
13. Black Mountain Rag
14. Just A Little Talk With Jesus
15. A Voice From On High
16. Rawhide
17. I Just Got Wise
18. Hard Times

--Set Three--
19. Carroll County Blues
20. White Dove
21. Could You Love Me One More Time
22. Cry From The Cross
23. Drifting Too Far From The Shore
24. Rabbit In The Log
25. Boil Them Cabbage Down
26. A Parting Cry From Tennessee Mort

Originally recorded by Jeremy Foster and Mike Seeger and released as "Stanley Series, Vol. 4 #1" on Copper Creek Records CCCD-5513, but now out of print. Copies are out there, so try and find one if you are able. The liner notes are worth reading.

 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOXpWuzT9oY







Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on February 02, 2015, 08:36:57 AM
Rocker after re-reading all this, I think honestly the 'twang' thing we're talking about may simply be semantics or a language thing, is English your second language?

The reason I ask is because if you're a fan of the Stanley Brothers it doesn't get much more 'twangy' as I would call it, then that.  So I think we're probably of the same accord in that regard. 


I know I've went on and on about the Grand ol' Opry but I was listening to it (again) Saturday night and it was pretty mind blowing.  Ricky Scaggs hosted the end of the show, and Jamey Johnson was the last guest.  He was incredible as usual (might have been drunk, though!). 

The show ended with Ricky Scaggs coming back out for 1 more song, as the host usually does to send everybody home.  Earlier in the evening he had his fiddle player help out the Del McCoury band, so he brought Del McCoury back on stage to return the favor.  They performed "Uncle Pen"...  If you don't know all the history,

1. Ricky Scaggs was a teenage protege of Bill Monroe, the father of Bluegrass music.  Later in life they toured together before Mr. Monroe passed away, they were very close.
2. Ricky released his version of Monroe's famous "Uncle Pen" in the 80's and had the first #1 hit with it, 30 years after Monroe wrote it about his Uncle Pendleton.
3. Del McCoury was Bill Monroe's tenor singer in the 60's...
4. The Grand ol' Opry was held saturday night in the Ryman Auditorium, where Monroe brought Bluegrass to it's first radio audience back in the 40's



Unfortunately no footage of it's popped up yet, but here's Bill Monroe performing it on television in 1965.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw7vu7xa2Qk

and Here's Ricky doing it with the Boston Pops orchestra a few years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvXsH6sFY2M

It's so crazy seeing like 40 violins playing that!

Here's Ricky doing Monroe's "Bluegrass Breakdown" on the Opry, as well.  Gives a little peek at his speed and technique.  If you've ever thought you've seen a good, fast Rock guitarist, check out the guitarist in this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZIHSXpmilw



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 03, 2015, 06:41:13 AM
Yes, it's my second language so maybe I really misunderstood the meaning. I don't know what to call this annoying way of singing that I hear on modern country artists but "twang" sounded about right. I mean this nasal mumbling sound. You hear it everywhere. Alan jackson, Trace Adkins, George Strait, Garth Brooks etc.

Trace Adkins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-iFYrgxjUc

Just terrible. And except for some old Haggard I don't hear it on traditional country. Not with the Stanley Brothers for sure.


Yeah, I know about Ricky Skaggs and his version of "Uncle Pen" but not the details, so thank you! He's a great musician. But just like with Vince Gill (what a guitar player!) I like his voice more as background vocals. They both are not very enjoyable when doing leads to me. If I had to chose I'd take Skaggs singing lead over Gill though.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on February 03, 2015, 09:29:39 PM
Trace's voice in that song doesn't bother me, but really I live in a place where we all talk like that... so i'm sure it's just a cultural thing.  Just so you know though, that's how he talks naturally, he's not putting that on or trying to sound that way.  You labeled that as terrible, I would label it as 'excellent', lol.  Crazy how two completely opposite reactions can come from the same performance. 

If anybody's a fan of Trace, here's a really great video of him with the West Point Cadet Glee Club from a few years ago, doing "Till the Last Shot's Fired".  It's really red-meat though if you're not into that you might not want to watch it, lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbrdY8oCL30





Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 05, 2015, 05:29:39 AM
Well, I've no problem if they talk like that. What is annoying to me is that they all sound the same and I'm pretty sure that there are quite a few artists who fake it. You don't find this very often in traditional country music, at least not in this overacted way imo


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on February 05, 2015, 09:14:10 PM
I agree with you, lots of jokers making country music right now.  I know you said you don't like Alan Jackson, his song "Gone Country" is all about that :)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Jim Rockford on February 06, 2015, 01:59:54 PM
I agree with you, lots of jokers making country music right now.  I know you said you don't like Alan Jackson, his song "Gone Country" is all about that :)

I'm being optimistic in saying this, but I think things are gonna get better in country music. These last few years have been crappy, but I see this bro-country stuff dying like disco did. It's just a matter of time. :)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on February 07, 2015, 02:07:08 PM
was checking out this version of Tom T's 'watermelon wine'.........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45u0kdUgFgo#t=100

can you spot someone from the beach boys world around 1.21 to 1.40 in the audience?

RickB


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 14, 2015, 09:36:29 AM
To make a long story short....


Willie Nelson Autobiography Will Tell 'Long Story' of Highs and Lows
Country treasure's new book will tackle topics including his IRS scandal, his many wives and famous friends

Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/willie-nelson-autobiography-will-tell-long-story-of-highs-and-lows-20150213#ixzz3Rk3nK3X7



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on February 14, 2015, 11:25:34 PM
I agree with you, lots of jokers making country music right now.  I know you said you don't like Alan Jackson, his song "Gone Country" is all about that :)

I'm being optimistic in saying this, but I think things are gonna get better in country music. These last few years have been crappy, but I see this bro-country stuff dying like disco did. It's just a matter of time. :)

I hope.  There's still some really quality people out there recording and even having hits... and there's a selection of people who are choosing to do that dumbed down stupid sh*t but are capable of much better. 

Jamey Johnson has been showing up at the Grand ol' Opry as of late, I'm glad he hasn't overdosed yet and he's still writing solid stuff.  Here's his new single :

"You Can"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-0UFZWk5Nk


And here's him from a couple weeks ago doing Willie Nelson's "I'd Have To Be Crazy" live at the Opry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMGwJ4ER8qI


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Jim Rockford on February 15, 2015, 08:28:17 PM
I agree with you, lots of jokers making country music right now.  I know you said you don't like Alan Jackson, his song "Gone Country" is all about that :)

I'm being optimistic in saying this, but I think things are gonna get better in country music. These last few years have been crappy, but I see this bro-country stuff dying like disco did. It's just a matter of time. :)

I hope.  There's still some really quality people out there recording and even having hits... and there's a selection of people who are choosing to do that dumbed down stupid sh*t but are capable of much better. 

Jamey Johnson has been showing up at the Grand ol' Opry as of late, I'm glad he hasn't overdosed yet and he's still writing solid stuff.  Here's his new single :

"You Can"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-0UFZWk5Nk


And here's him from a couple weeks ago doing Willie Nelson's "I'd Have To Be Crazy" live at the Opry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMGwJ4ER8qI

I saw that on savingcountrymusic.com. Good website for spreading the good stuff. It got me interested in country music actually. :)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on February 21, 2015, 11:04:03 PM
There's a cute little 10 year old girl writing and singing songs that's been showing up at the Opry lately named "Emi Sunshine".  Pretty creative, weird music if you can stand it coming from a very precocious child!  I like it.  When she grows up a little bit and her voice matures it'll be interesting to see where her career heads.  I see talent here.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VhEPPk3A4E


Here's one she recorded in her living room (Hey, she's a kid)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSPgGznloLo


Here she is buskin' for dollars on the street singing "You Are My Sunshine" !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_cfL3l0TFI


Crazy!


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 22, 2015, 04:45:40 AM
Haha, that's cool!

Here she is on the Today show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWQnl9kJDnQ


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on March 20, 2015, 10:48:21 PM
Holly Williams has been making great appearances at the Grand ol Opry lately, yes, she's the daughter of Hank Williams Jr. and the granddaughter of Hank Sr. , half sister to Hank III.  Apparently, the musical talent passes down genetically because she's really fucking got the songwriting thing down pat.

She wrote a song about the maternal side of her family, called "Waiting on June", it's fantastic.  Here's a video if you'd like to hear it, see if you hear any of that Williams songwriting talent in her.  All the footage is authentic home videos of them and the song is a true story.


Holly Williams - Waiting On June

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUH8VszQun8



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 21, 2015, 04:05:34 AM
Yeah, she's really good. I haven't heard very much but what I have is cool. Much better than Hank III imo.

Here she gives a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h8Y3cZi66Y


EDIT:

BTW Ron have you heard Jett Williams, Hank jr.'s half sister? She used some of the Drifting Cowboys as backup. But talk about musical genes...not.  ;D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NySuG3s-yIk


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on March 22, 2015, 08:56:03 AM
Well really she gets a pass for not having any musical talent since she's prob. not really even related to him, LOL

Here's Holly doing a Hank song (much better, imho)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OkVUFD-1AM


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 23, 2015, 02:14:09 PM
Don Robertson R.I.P.  :(

http://www.vintagevinylnews.com/2015/03/passings-nashville-songwriter-and.html


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Peadar 'Big Dinner' O'Driscoll on March 25, 2015, 01:53:28 PM
Charlie Louvin doc streaming here for a few more days - worth a look - http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/charlie-louvin-film-streaming-free-online-through-march


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 01, 2015, 10:45:43 AM
Charlie Louvin doc streaming here for a few more days - worth a look - http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/charlie-louvin-film-streaming-free-online-through-march


Thanks for the link! The Louvin brothers were great!


I'm just reading "Say it One Time for the Broken Hearted: Country Side of Southern Soul" by Barney Hoskyns. Do you guys know this? So far it's very nice although it seems that some stuff wasn't researched as thoroughly. When I'm through and have time I will let you know what I think of the whole book.

http://www.amazon.com/Say-One-Time-Broken-Hearted/dp/074754137X


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on April 13, 2015, 10:37:39 PM
Good news here that just warms my heart:  After suffering a debilitating stroke in mid 2013, Randy Travis was left bed ridden and unable to speak.  It seemed like one of the greatest country voices of all time would't be with us much longer...  however, apparently he has been recovering well and the people around him are starting to insinuate that he'll one day return to the stage.

Here's a picture of him looking healthy and happy with some famous friends, taken last week!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11078190_10153267171328453_6279133320762190678_n.jpg?oh=ced0e31691b1821eeb9c7a6718bf3c27&oe=55DC4B0E&__gda__=1437357403_31bf2bf39260a29927c1955f1c94ec13)


Here's one of his great classics, he actually wrote this one:

"No Stoppin' Us Now"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq2HHtWixWM

I enjoyed this one too, good 'story' song that came out about 10 years ago.  I like how he has his normal barritone vocals and then even does a little falsetto in a few parts. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEBe5Zcl-4M

Another of his great great songs was one called "Oscar the Angel", a true story about a gentleman who walked the streets in Durham, NC back in the 60's. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT-7Yck0_DA


My favorite of his huge, huge hits was "Hard Rock Bottom of your Heart"... such a solid traditional country song and he sells it so well with his voice.  Here's a great live version that shows off how unique his voice is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrdbyng5IwA



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Jim Rockford on April 15, 2015, 09:15:01 PM
https://youtu.be/hj0yV8ZlKMc (https://youtu.be/hj0yV8ZlKMc)


hahahahahahhaha.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 16, 2015, 03:40:43 AM
This is fascinating:



Hear a Rare Recording of Waylon Jennings at Age 18
The future Outlaw Country icon hosts a radio guitar pull and performs "Slippin' and Slidin'" on a special Record Store Day release

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-a-rare-recording-of-waylon-jennings-at-age-18-20150415#ixzz3XP6gnUi2


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on June 28, 2015, 08:55:56 PM
Check out this awesome Connie Smith video from when she first started.  She looks so nervous, but had such a great voice even then.  Very pretty, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN5XDwsj0TI



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on July 06, 2015, 02:26:11 PM
Check out this awesome Connie Smith video from when she first started.  She looks so nervous, but had such a great voice even then.  Very pretty, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN5XDwsj0TI




So cool! Thanks for sharing!




There's a new exhibition in Nashville called "Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats":

http://countrymusichalloffame.org/exhibits/exhibitdetail/dylan-cash-and-the-nashville-cats-a-new-music-city


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on July 06, 2015, 11:31:07 PM
The Lovin' Spoonful did a song called "Nashville Cats" about them... since this is a country thread though, here's Del McCoury's awesome cover version.


 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgHhL3UIG-U



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on August 04, 2015, 12:28:35 PM
Another legend has passed away:

Legendary producer Billy Sherrill dies

http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/2015/08/04/breaking-legendary-producer-billy-sherrill-dies/31110363/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on August 05, 2015, 09:27:47 PM
Pretty sad... that town still has a bunch of the people who were involved in the heyday of the country explosion in the 50's and 60's, still living, but as they slowly die off it makes you wonder "Who's gonna fill their shoes", a great song Mr. Sherrill produced with George Jones... and even played the bus driver at the beginning of this corny, but classic, video

George Jones - Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi3GgoLtlWk


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on August 19, 2015, 08:47:15 AM
George Jones: The Songwriter




When I applied for the Songwriting Instructor position at Middle Tennessee State University, I learned that Nancy Jones, George’s widow, had set up a scholarship in his name for the Recording Industry Department students.  Chairperson Beverly Keel stated in ad interview that she planned on having a class on Jones’ music.  Naturally, being the country music fan that I am, this was exciting news.  When I interviewed with Beverly, I had already researched about a third of what would be the class.  I got the job and was allowed to not only teach songwriting but to be the first person to teach a college course on “The Life and Music of George Jones!”

I knew that George is widely considered the greatest country music singer of all time, and that his hit “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putnam and produced by Billy Sherrill, is considered the greatest country music song of all time.  What I didn’t know is that George Jones was a damn fine songwriter in his own right!  I discovered over sixty songs that he wrote or co-wrote and recorded during his career.  Some of them I was very familiar with but had never heard that he had a hand in writing them.  As my research continued, it became obvious that George’s demons and wild shenanigans had overshadowed much of his unparalleled  musical talent.

Making sure that George Jones’ musical legacy is not forgotten has become my mission.  With that in mind, I would like to share my “Top Five Songs” written by the “Possum:”



http://www.americansongwriter.com/2015/08/songwriter-u-153773/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Paul J B on August 19, 2015, 11:23:14 AM
Anyone here like Little Big Town? I almost never listen to country but discovered Little Big Town due to Kasey Musgraves due to Brian and NPP.  In any case I've been really enjoying their music. They are obviously influenced by Fleetwood Mac, kind of the country version of them. They also sound sort of like the Beach Boys due to the harmonies. They had a country hit last year that is almost too similar to In My Room called Girl Crush. If you can listen to it. Someone in their camp has got to be into the Beach Boys. Another hit called Pontoon could have been written by Mike Love.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: the captain on August 19, 2015, 03:42:19 PM
Anyone here like Little Big Town? I almost never listen to country but discovered Little Big Town due to Kasey Musgraves due to Brian and NPP.  In any case I've been really enjoying their music. They are obviously influenced by Fleetwood Mac, kind of the country version of them. They also sound sort of like the Beach Boys due to the harmonies. They had a country hit last year that is almost too similar to In My Room called Girl Crush. If you can listen to it. Someone in their camp has got to be into the Beach Boys. Another hit called Pontoon could have been written by Mike Love.

I am not a fan, but I did listen to that album last year when it came out because of some review or other. But I really, really liked "Girl Crush." It's the one song off that album I bought, and it almost made my year-end top songs list, which means it's in the ballpark of my top 25 songs of 2014.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Sandy Baby on August 19, 2015, 06:12:12 PM
The Carter Family:    https://youtu.be/ewnfWoSQz3o

Mother Maybelle and The Carter Sisters:    https://youtu.be/EUn-poI3gWA

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_Family


Sacred Harp:    https://youtu.be/STtz7ZhEC6U  ;    https://youtu.be/YHUfHNEZDPc



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on August 20, 2015, 04:07:25 PM
Anyone here like Little Big Town? I almost never listen to country but discovered Little Big Town due to Kasey Musgraves due to Brian and NPP.  In any case I've been really enjoying their music. They are obviously influenced by Fleetwood Mac, kind of the country version of them. They also sound sort of like the Beach Boys due to the harmonies. They had a country hit last year that is almost too similar to In My Room called Girl Crush. If you can listen to it. Someone in their camp has got to be into the Beach Boys. Another hit called Pontoon could have been written by Mike Love.

when they first came out, I wasn't a fan but I started 'getting it' after awhile.  They're really good, really humble decent people too.

Since you're kind of new into Country, check out this awesome live version of "Pontoon" from a couple years ago, on an awards show.  The whole thing's just so fun it's irresistible.  It reminds me of when all the music shows were so much fun and full of great performances...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5LhnURQcPY


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on August 20, 2015, 04:27:08 PM
The Carter Family:    https://youtu.be/ewnfWoSQz3o

Mother Maybelle and The Carter Sisters:    https://youtu.be/EUn-poI3gWA

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_Family


Sacred Harp:    https://youtu.be/STtz7ZhEC6U  ;    https://youtu.be/YHUfHNEZDPc



Absoooollluttteeellllly.  They're amazing, one of those ... musical bright lights that it's sad to me not many people are aware of anymore.  The way the music passed down through the family was amazing too, here's a performance by June later in her life that's just beautiful, I like how even though it was decades removed from what the original Carter family was doing, and June wasn't in her prime anymore and didn't have the powerful voice she once had, if you look at her eyes you see the same beauty that her whole family had when they sung.  Amazing stuff!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5Wpylam-bE




Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Sandy Baby on August 20, 2015, 05:12:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5Wpylam-bE

That's a lovely clip --  a pleasure to see and hear.   Music from the heart. 
Thanks for posting it!


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on August 20, 2015, 09:16:07 PM
I always loved how she holds her auto harp.  When she plays in the break, she leans over and presses her cheek up against it while she's playing it.  Just amazing... and the whole family was like that, she was certainly something special but her mother was a wonderful woman, a gifted guitarist WAY back before people even paid attention to that stuff, and the harmonies are about as good as it gets.  It's hard to really overstate how great the Carter family was...


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on August 22, 2015, 02:07:19 PM
The Carter Family:    https://youtu.be/ewnfWoSQz3o

Mother Maybelle and The Carter Sisters:    https://youtu.be/EUn-poI3gWA








Very nice for sure. But contrary to the video title, the first one is also Mother Maybelle and The Carter Sisters.
I really don't like June's voice very much. Helen, Anita? Yeah, they sound great. But I mostly just can't listen to June. Her last album was a fine CD though.



Here's the original Carter Family if the info is correct:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fQzu6QWR-I

From Border Radio Transcriptions 1939 Track No.1...XET Station Break - Intro - Theme Song.
(0.43) 2...The Wandering Boy
(2.44) 3...I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home
(4.43) 4...In The Highways (Helen - June - Anita).
(6.02) 5...Room For You And Me
(7.38) 6...Cumberland Gap (Sara - Maybelle 2 Guitars).
(8.31) 7...Lonesome Valley.
(10.11) 8...Just Another Broken Heart.
(11.16) 9...Darling We Are Growing Older
(13.17) 10...The Old Texas Trail (Helen - June - Anita).
(14.51) 11...Cowboy's Wild Song To His Herd (Janette).
(16.08) 12...Maple On The Hill.
(18.05) 13...New River Train (Helen).
(19.47) 14...Lover's Lane.
(20.55) 15...My Sweetheart Is A Poor Working Girl (A.P./gt).
(23.13) 16...Waves Of The Sea (Sara & Maybelle 2 Guitars).
(23.54) 17...On The Sea Of Galilee.
(25.26) 18...The Curtains Of Night.
(27.04) 19...Just A Few More Days Of Sorrow.
(29.33) 20...Theme Out & XET Station Break.

...

In The Winter Of 1938/39 The Carter Family Travelled to Texas where they had a twice daily Program on the Border Radio Station XERA (later XERF) in Villa Acuna (Now Ciudad Acuna) MEXICO across the Border from Del Rio,TEXAS...The Transmitter was 500 Kilowatts while the most powerful US Transmitter was 50,000 Watts.
In the 1939/40 Season the Children of A.P. & Sara (Janette & Joe) and those of Maybelle (Helen - June - Anita) joined the group for Radio Performances now in San Antonio TEXAS where the Programs were Pre-Recorded on Transcription Discs and Distributed to Multiple Border Radio Stations...The Children did not Perform on the Group's Records (Only Radio)



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Sandy Baby on August 22, 2015, 03:19:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fQzu6QWR-I
Thank you!

There are so many great clips online.  I'm grateful to the historians and preservationists.
https://youtu.be/JZYCDmq473s  ;   https://youtu.be/VbChrk8Vs64


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on September 16, 2015, 11:43:44 PM
Time to bump this... this may be a song a lot of people have already heard because I'm sure it's something the hipsters are really into , if you're a hipster, you have to check this one out.  'Bout as good as it gets....



Wanda Jackson - The Box It Came In

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmg4qROe_Lk


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on September 17, 2015, 12:01:09 AM
I guess we haven't talked much about Buck Owens on this thread?  Dont' know why...

anyways, Buck Owens and his Buckaroos were basically some of the most talented guys in Nashville, Buck was playing guitar on that Wanda Jackson song I posted above.  He had a guy named Don Rich that sang harmony with him on most of his stuff, and played guitar... he was almost equally as talented, that guy there was a fantastic singer.

So anyways, a few great Buck songs:

"Loves Gonna Live Here"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1Ygm9bvjUE

I always liked how he looked up while he sang, I can't tell if he's trying to look goofy, or if that was just his natural expression.  I think it's likely natural, this guy was a genius musically.


"Together Again"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hp1niLsTgU

Check out the suits!  Unbelievable.  Don sounds incredible on backup again, like usual.



Later in the 80's, Buck became good friends with Dwight Yoakum, and they covered Buck's "Streets Of Bakersfield" as a duet.  When I was a kid, I didn't like the song, but the older I get I start figuring out what he's talking about.  I love the accordion in it, and the absolute best part of the video, if you watch in the second verse, this little mexican girl comes out, hands him a guitar, turns around, and starts dancing for the camera.  It's just timed so well, I love that part.

"Streets Of Bakersfield"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5P6zdlPJ34



And finally, a rare video recorded live from t.v. of Buck's funeral, which was actually televised on a lot of stations in the south, catching Dwight singing a gospel song in front of the casket. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMBabhl6mZY









Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: JK on September 17, 2015, 02:25:21 AM
Probably my lone concession to country music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sonLd-32ns4

Afterthought: Patsy Cline was pretty cool too.

RIP both. 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 25, 2015, 09:31:09 AM
This was linked to through a facebook connection of mine. Thought I'd share it.



Album of the Day: Jerry Lee Lewis, Another Place Another Time (1968, Smash Records)


(http://www.rocknrollfreaks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/11987120_1107526389272702_856875065524686112_n.jpg)


ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FREAKS ALBUM OF THE DAY FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

Jerry Lee Lewis, Another Place Another Time (1968, Smash Records)

Track Listing:

A1 What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me) 2:33
A2 Play Me A Song I Can Cry To 2:50
A3 On The Back Row 2:45
A4 Walking The Floor Over You 2:05
A5 All Night Long 2:28
A6 I’m A Lonesome Fugitive 2:58
B1 Another Place Another Time 2:25
B2 Break My Mind 2:29
B3 Before The Next Teardrop Falls 2:05
B4 All The Good Is Gone 2:09
B5 We Live In Two Different Worlds (Duet With Linda Gail Lewis) 2:11

AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine [5/5]

Jerry Lee Lewis had been at Smash Records for several years, searching for a hit and searching for a direction, prior to releasing Another Place Another Time in 1968. While the quality of his music didn’t necessarily dip — he was still capable of transcendent moments on a regular basis — he was out of step with the times and lacked focus, simply cutting whatever he or producers laid across his piano. With Another Place, he snapped into focus and moved toward country. Not that the Killer had avoided country — his first single for Sun was a version of Ray Price’s “Crazy Arms,” and he cut many Hank Williams songs and country standards while at Sam Phillips’ label — but here, he deliberately sticks to pure, hardcore country throughout the record, refashioning himself as a barroom balladeer and honky tonk raver. This reignited his career, sending him to the top of the charts with this album and its singles “What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)” and “Another Place Another Time.” Even though this brought him success, this was not the sound of Jerry Lee pandering for a mass audience. In 1968, hardcore country was not a stranger to the top of the charts — Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash were charting regularly — but it was not a sure-fire success, either, especially in a year when Glen Campbell had six different number one albums. Also, there were no other singers as stubbornly hardcore as the Killer, who not only made everything sound as if it was written for him, he made everything sound like it could only be played in a dark, damp bar late, late in the evening. This is seriously pure country music, and while he tackles some familiar songs, it’s not in predictable ways — witness the storming “Walking the Floor Over You” or the heavy backbeat on “Break My Mind,” where Jerry Lee takes standards and imparts his own signature. Then, there are the ballads and barroom weepers that form the heart of this record — the two hits, plus “Play Me a Song I Can Cry To,” a sadly elegant “Before the Next Teardrop Falls,” a high lonesome take on “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive,” and a duet with Linda Gail Lewis on “We Live in Two Different Worlds.” Song for song, there’s not a bad tune here, and each performance is a stunner, making for not just a great second beginning, but for one of the greatest hardcore country albums ever.












Hope you liked it. Be sure to hear more of the Killer as his 80th birthday is getting close.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on September 26, 2015, 10:41:01 PM
Jerry Lee Lewis's country music is top notch, some of the absolute best country music of the 60's and 70's.  He has so much soul and swag that it really worked well with the country stuff.  My favorite of his would probably be a room full of roses.


Jerry Lee Lewis:  A Room Full Of Roses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv6wuW2q_fA



He could basically cover any country song and it would be fantastic.  Imagine how cool Gilley's must have been back in the 70's with Mickey Gilley and Jerry Lee playing piano weekly in that place.  Holy sh*t. 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 28, 2015, 12:05:08 PM
Jerry Lee Lewis's country music is top notch, some of the absolute best country music of the 60's and 70's.  He has so much soul and swag that it really worked well with the country stuff.  My favorite of his would probably be a room full of roses.


Jerry Lee Lewis:  A Room Full Of Roses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv6wuW2q_fA



He could basically cover any country song and it would be fantastic.  Imagine how cool Gilley's must have been back in the 70's with Mickey Gilley and Jerry Lee playing piano weekly in that place.  Holy sh*t.  



I couldn't agree more. This is some of the best country music ever recorded imo. It still sounds so fresh and exciting.
Also I really like his live band from these years. You can see them a.o. at the Toronto Peace Festival and the "The Many Sounds Of Jerry Lee Lewis"-performances and then there's that very fine live album "Live at the International". Really a great country band that knew how to rock for sure.




Speaking of live albums, I am just listening to Willie Nelson's wonderful soundtrack album to "Honeysuckle rose". I never saw the movie in it's entirety but the soundtrack is fantastic


(http://tse3.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.Md69b538545c2dd0db032e3e7f437418fH0&pid=15.1)



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: halblaineisgood on October 20, 2015, 12:05:12 PM
Billy Joe Shaver - "I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal"   :love



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on October 20, 2015, 12:42:14 PM
Billy Joe Shaver - "I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal"   :love




Do you have this album?

(http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.Mc30990123271e0a30d20c0ca334a76feo0&pid=15.1)


If not, get it!


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: halblaineisgood on October 20, 2015, 02:37:28 PM
That's got a remake of "old chunk of coal"  ?



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Aum Bop Diddit on October 20, 2015, 07:01:51 PM
Jerry Lee Lewis's country music is top notch, some of the absolute best country music of the 60's and 70's.  He has so much soul and swag that it really worked well with the country stuff.  My favorite of his would probably be a room full of roses.


Jerry Lee Lewis:  A Room Full Of Roses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv6wuW2q_fA



He could basically cover any country song and it would be fantastic.  Imagine how cool Gilley's must have been back in the 70's with Mickey Gilley and Jerry Lee playing piano weekly in that place.  Holy sh*t.  



I couldn't agree more. This is some of the best country music ever recorded imo. It still sounds so fresh and exciting.
Also I really like his live band from these years. You can see them a.o. at the Toronto Peace Festival and the "The Many Sounds Of Jerry Lee Lewis"-performances and then there's that very fine live album "Live at the International". Really a great country band that knew how to rock for sure.


Back in the 70s, some of my stoner pals  were infiltrated with Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Poco, Flying Burrito Brothers..."Country Rock" I guess.  I like a lot of that stuff -- the Gram Parsons Burritos particularly -- but another group I hung with, we listened to Jerry Lee a lot.  We were more drinkers than stoners of course.  I remember an LP called "I40 Country" -- on 8 track.  Also the mentioned "Another Place Another Time," "Southern Roots," and "The Session" (not so country).  Also saw him perform live at a county fair in the mid 70s.  Perfunctory and then on a dime absolutely transcendent.

I probably mentioned my boy Gary Stewart earlier in this thread but I'm not going back to check.  His whiskey tenor was compared to Lewis when he first appeared and seems to have had the same wild blood.  Anyway, the two of them make up my Country Top 2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6ix7lWPDAQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6ix7lWPDAQ)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on October 20, 2015, 08:28:54 PM
I ran across this clip of Gene Watson (amazing) doing "You Gave Me A Mountain".  Marty Robbins wrote it, but I always knew the Elvis version....

HOLY MOLEY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUZb29Iwlms



I don't want to talk badly of the King, Elvis' version is fantastic but this version by Gene Watson really moves me.  It's so much more soulful, seems legit.  I realize some people won't appreciate his voice but to me this is about as good as it gets in country music. 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on October 21, 2015, 11:16:21 AM
That's got a remake of "old chunk of coal"  ?




Yes, with a typically great lead by Willie Nelson.



(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_OB96uys24KA/SqvCkASZJqI/AAAAAAAADFk/34MR0M6DES8/s320/Willie+Nelson,+Kris+Kristofferson,+Waylon+Jennings+%26+Billy+Joe+Shaver+-+Honky+Tonk+Heroes+-+Back_wm.jpg)


I really can't think of anything on that album that's not at least very good.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on October 21, 2015, 08:28:39 PM
I'm listening to Eddie Stubbs tonight, he just mentioned that today's the anniversary of Mel Street taking his own life in 1978. 

Mel Street - Smokey Mountain Memories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUrnUKr4IMQ





Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 05, 2015, 07:55:29 AM
This was linked to on John Fogerty's facebook-page with a blink to yesterday's CMA's. From 2011's CMAs.... This has got to be one of the worst performances I've ever heard. If this is the best modern country music has to offer I don't wanna imagine what the worst sounds like.... Anyway:


"Here's a video of John Fogerty performing "Travelin' Band" with hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood along with the 2015 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVTqZGRMGl0


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 05, 2015, 10:39:46 PM
Question to Ron & Rocker:

 I'm watching this horror & there is 2 songs never heard by me - can you ID them? Searching by lyrics didn't help. Take a listen:

1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JAsX9Mg_Ij4#t=1550 (25:50 - 27:27)

2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JAsX9Mg_Ij4#t=1685 (28:05)

Thank you both/either in advance.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on November 06, 2015, 08:59:09 PM
This was linked to on John Fogerty's facebook-page with a blink to yesterday's CMA's. From 2011's CMAs.... This has got to be one of the worst performances I've ever heard. If this is the best modern country music has to offer I don't wanna imagine what the worst sounds like.... Anyway:


"Here's a video of John Fogerty performing "Travelin' Band" with hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood along with the 2015 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVTqZGRMGl0

Yeah, that's pretty bad.  These things usually are... all three of those singers are very talented, but this is outside their wheelhouse.

- Carrie Underwood : Great singer, but this song is way too gnarly for her, she sounds like a pussycat trying to sing it.

- Miranda Lambert : Exact same problem

- Brad Paisley : I like Brad a lot, he's a great human being and a great songwriter... but his guitar playing is the equivalent of Christina Aguilera's singing... very talented, but way over the top.  I don't know why he plays like that, and to be honest I've never really liked his tone.  He's a very competent player though, and a great songwriter. 

--------------------------------------------------------

If they really wanted to do the song justice, they should have just slowed it down and made it a blues song.  Imagine it slow and acoustic, it'd be great, and maybe they could add something to it.  Trying to Kick Ass better than John Fogerty is going to be a losing proposition every time.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on November 06, 2015, 09:02:06 PM
Question to Ron & Rocker:

 I'm watching this horror & there is 2 songs never heard by me - can you ID them? Searching by lyrics didn't help. Take a listen:

1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JAsX9Mg_Ij4#t=1550 (25:50 - 27:27)

2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JAsX9Mg_Ij4#t=1685 (28:05)

Thank you both/either in advance.

i've never heard either one!  We need somebody from Texas, lol.



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on November 06, 2015, 09:39:31 PM
Big & Rich.... not sure if anybody here knows much about them, but these guys are really talented.  some of their stuff is kind of hard to get into, but John Rich writes some really good country songs.  They're also both great singers in my opinion.  It's mostly all sh*t kicking stuff though so if you just can't get into that you won't like it... but the guy is GREAT with Melodies.  He's similar to a guy like David Allan Coe.

If anybody wants to give it a try, here's a few great songs

Big & Rich - Big Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssHnkroH8tI

This is one of Big & Rich's great songs where they sing the whole lead in two part harmony.  I love that sound. 

---------------------------------------------------

Faith Hill & Tim McGraw - Like We Never Loved At All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzpd3wO9X2Y

Again with a great melody.  Just the way it's so bouncy and simple I think is the mark of how talented John is.  Fantastic song writer, and Faith is just an angel in my opinion.

----------------------------------------------------

Gretchen Wilson - When I Think About Cheatin'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukBiKhxxu0s

Just straight up country.  Wonderful.  Obviously in the style of Tammy Wynette - ish ballads.

----------------------------------------------------

Faith Hill - Sunshine & Summertime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3b10MUBHvM

Catchy, poppy, just edgy enough to be cool.... this is John's forte, this type of song that's just infectious as hell.  It's interesting that he can take someone as 'safe' as Faith Hill and write a song for her that works.  Very talented songwriter, in my opinion.

----------------------------------------------------

John Rich - Shuttin' Detroit Down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Io6uBtSik

This is slightly political, and usually I can't stand that crap... but this is universal and populist enough that it doesn't really bother me, John stickin' up for the little man!  (It's about the bank bailouts)   Again with the melodies, though, the guy has a knack for writing catchy sh*t.

--------------------------------------------------------

Big & Rich - Never Mind Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzKKpoJB8JU

Another fantastic two part harmony song, and again catchy as hell with a neck breaking melody. 

--------------------------------------------------------

Big & Rich - 8th Of November

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozpdBvB0hek

Intro by Kris Kristofferson, biographical song based on the story of a black medic who heroically saved several soldiers on a bad day in Vietnam, amazing song written by John.  More incredible two part lead vocal harmony.


-------------------------------------------------------

Tim McGraw - California

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvoVms9oZPs

This is on Tim's new album, just released... John's still got it.  Catchy as hell, cleverly written, I'm sure this will be a huge hit. 





Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 07, 2015, 04:21:59 AM
Thanks for all the links Ron!


Quote
Faith Hill & Tim McGraw - Like We Never Loved At All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzpd3wO9X2Y

Again with a great melody.  Just the way it's so bouncy and simple I think is the mark of how talented John is.  Fantastic song writer, and Faith is just an angel in my opinion.


Very nice song!








Quote


Gretchen Wilson - When I Think About Cheatin'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukBiKhxxu0s

Just straight up country.  Wonderful.  Obviously in the style of Tammy Wynette - ish ballads.


What a cool video! Very well done


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 27, 2015, 03:01:09 PM
Question to Ron & Rocker:

 I'm watching this horror & there is 2 songs never heard by me - can you ID them? Searching by lyrics didn't help. Take a listen:

1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JAsX9Mg_Ij4#t=1550 (25:50 - 27:27)

2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JAsX9Mg_Ij4#t=1685 (28:05)

Thank you both/either in advance.





Hm, don't know. Maybe Google will help. Did you try to search the lyrics?




Stumbled upon this:


Artbound Presents Studio A: Kris Kristofferson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9q23O10sfQ


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on November 27, 2015, 10:30:56 PM
Wow, they must be very rare if our connoisseurs never heard them. I'll ask around outside the board.

2Rocker: yes, I tried to search the lyrics, as I've said, but they may not be correct.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 30, 2015, 09:08:34 AM
Willie Nelson just covered Lennon's "Imagine". Listen to it here:

https://vimeo.com/user22384488/review/147181957/c3f40aa9d8


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: JK on December 14, 2015, 01:59:11 AM
Country is one of those areas that makes fascinating reading----read this great biography of Patsy Cline a while back----but just doesn't register with me musically. (Jazz is more likely to hit me, but only slightly more.)     

I do like some crossover stuff (the prime example being Skeeter Davis's magical "End Of The World"). But, at the risk of upsetting country fans everywhere, this KLF track featuring Tammy Wynette is probably my favourite (*runs for cover*):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPjggN-KByI

   


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on December 15, 2015, 09:30:41 PM
Super cool Jim & Jesse McReynolds live version of "The Great Speckled Bird" from the 60's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBS2FLna0fU

top-level mandolin and dobro action on that one.

Here's a current video of Jesse McReynolds in his 90's still playing...

"Border ride" with a little bit of Pachelbel thrown in at the beginning because he can

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OGT3pYwLEs




Also, here's a recent version of his classic "Drifiting, and Dreaming Of You"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4jte7nuyxM




Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on December 29, 2015, 08:56:22 PM
Check out this amazing video of Jimmie Rodgers from 1930 if you haven't seen it... it's an early 'talkie' and he does three of his famous yodels.  Pretty incredible to watch, not just because of his talent but because it kind of gives you a glimse at how entertainment was presented in 1930, and a stylized romanticized view of what life was supposed to be like back then.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyHulWOZBpk



------------------------------------


Not sure if I ever brought them up on this thread, but the Kentucky HeadHunters are another great band.... this is them doing "Tumbling Roses"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8P2vQ-o0VU



And here's the awesome "Dumas Walker" from about two months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXqOiluhK6o

Worst audience participation ever, btw



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on January 10, 2016, 02:21:38 PM
Check out this amazing video of Jimmie Rodgers from 1930 if you haven't seen it... it's an early 'talkie' and he does three of his famous yodels.  Pretty incredible to watch, not just because of his talent but because it kind of gives you a glimse at how entertainment was presented in 1930, and a stylized romanticized view of what life was supposed to be like back then.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyHulWOZBpk





Jimmie Rodgers... now we're talking  :)
I think it's interesting to note that Howlin' Wolf said Jimmie's yodeling was the inspiration to his own howling.




Just read that Red Simpson has died.


Bakersfield music legend Red Simpson dies at 81
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZHnomvIU1g


Roll, Truck, Roll
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhjkJIPOGO8


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on February 24, 2016, 12:19:50 AM
We lost Sonny James yesterday, they were playing tributes to him on the Grand ol' Opry tonight.  Very good voice way back in the day...

He had a number 1 hit with "Running Bear", which was actually written by the Big Bopper (the Big Bopper wrote 3 #1's, Running Bear, Chantilly Lace, and White Lightnin')... but his biggest hit was with "Young Love", what a fantastic vocal.  The people who knew him on the Opry tonight said his nickname of "The Southern Gentleman" was a perfect fit because he was one of the nicest people in the business. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp66IWK0m5M

Such a fantastic melody, too...



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on February 24, 2016, 12:33:19 AM
It's amazing how that guy on the right looks like Conway Twitty, too... I don't think it's him though (people would make a bigger deal out of it if it was), and he looks just slightly different.  Uncanny resemblance, though...


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on March 01, 2016, 12:58:21 AM
Heard a great song today I hadn't heard in forever listening to the great Eddie Stubbs on WSM this evening (you can listen anytime live at wsmonline.com) out of Nashville.  He played Merle Haggard's "Leonard", a fantastic song written about his buddy, check it out if you haven't heard it.  I love that line "I wondered if I'd ever see him sober... but I'd forgot about a friend that Leonard knew".  Merle's such a great songwriter, he has a special gift.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZUkzcJoqUI


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 01, 2016, 01:28:14 AM
I believe a song about the great Tommy Collins  :)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on March 02, 2016, 12:15:14 AM
Check out this amazing video of Michael Martin Murphey doing his famous "What's Forever For?" 32 years after it was released live on t.v.

This guy's voice is so special.  He's 69 years young in this video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-3PcI720mQ


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on March 02, 2016, 12:22:44 AM
Here's Michael at 70, last week, doing his beautiful "WildFire" live on t.v.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rTwVXt10zw



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 04, 2016, 02:30:52 PM
Full Circle is the first new studio album in over ten years from American music icon Loretta Lynn. Produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, and recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Full Circle takes listeners on a journey through Loretta's musical story, from the Appalachian folk songs and gospel music she learned as a child, to new interpretations of her classic hits and country standards, to songs newly-written for the project. Drawing inspiration from personal memories and deep connections to American music, Lynn's 13 new recordings capture the essence of these songs in intimate new performances. The album is volume one of the Cash Cabin recordings, a series of new album projects imagined and created at the storied Cash Cabin Studio.

Highlights from FULL CIRCLE include "Lay Me Down," a duet with Willie Nelson; "Everything It Takes," featuring guest vocals from Elvis Costello; "Whispering Sea," a new version of the first song Loretta ever wrote; and soulful new renditions of some of Lynn's classic tunes, including a rousing renditions of "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" and "Fist City." The album also includes traditional Appalachian songs from Loretta's childhood such as "Black Jack David" and "I Never Will Marry." At 83 years old, Lynn's voice sounds as powerful as ever, and this new material only adds to her legend as a performer.





http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017HPB9XC


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on March 11, 2016, 09:41:41 PM
Really cool new song written by Bill Anderson, "I've Done Everything Hank Williams Did" on the new Moe Bandy album...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7NcjHbE0C0

He screws up the second verse...

Interestingly enough, Keith Whitley came up with the same idea about 30 years ago but the song's nowhere near as good. 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 18, 2016, 03:25:27 PM
Just found this and wanted to share it with you. The great Jerry Reed. Man, what a talent!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4ruLyvBKFM


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: the captain on March 18, 2016, 03:46:07 PM
Full Circle is the first new studio album in over ten years from American music icon Loretta Lynn. Produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, and recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Full Circle takes listeners on a journey through Loretta's musical story, from the Appalachian folk songs and gospel music she learned as a child, to new interpretations of her classic hits and country standards, to songs newly-written for the project. Drawing inspiration from personal memories and deep connections to American music, Lynn's 13 new recordings capture the essence of these songs in intimate new performances. The album is volume one of the Cash Cabin recordings, a series of new album projects imagined and created at the storied Cash Cabin Studio.

Highlights from FULL CIRCLE include "Lay Me Down," a duet with Willie Nelson; "Everything It Takes," featuring guest vocals from Elvis Costello; "Whispering Sea," a new version of the first song Loretta ever wrote; and soulful new renditions of some of Lynn's classic tunes, including a rousing renditions of "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" and "Fist City." The album also includes traditional Appalachian songs from Loretta's childhood such as "Black Jack David" and "I Never Will Marry." At 83 years old, Lynn's voice sounds as powerful as ever, and this new material only adds to her legend as a performer.


Just in case anyone is checking this out but not the 2016 new music thread: GET THIS ALBUM. "Lay Me Down" is almost worth the price on its own, but it's not the only reason to buy it.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 18, 2016, 03:49:19 PM
Full Circle is the first new studio album in over ten years from American music icon Loretta Lynn. Produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, and recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Full Circle takes listeners on a journey through Loretta's musical story, from the Appalachian folk songs and gospel music she learned as a child, to new interpretations of her classic hits and country standards, to songs newly-written for the project. Drawing inspiration from personal memories and deep connections to American music, Lynn's 13 new recordings capture the essence of these songs in intimate new performances. The album is volume one of the Cash Cabin recordings, a series of new album projects imagined and created at the storied Cash Cabin Studio.

Highlights from FULL CIRCLE include "Lay Me Down," a duet with Willie Nelson; "Everything It Takes," featuring guest vocals from Elvis Costello; "Whispering Sea," a new version of the first song Loretta ever wrote; and soulful new renditions of some of Lynn's classic tunes, including a rousing renditions of "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" and "Fist City." The album also includes traditional Appalachian songs from Loretta's childhood such as "Black Jack David" and "I Never Will Marry." At 83 years old, Lynn's voice sounds as powerful as ever, and this new material only adds to her legend as a performer.


Just in case anyone is checking this out but not the 2016 new music thread: GET THIS ALBUM. "Lay Me Down" is almost worth the price on its own, but it's not the only reason to buy it.



Thanks for the heads-up! I only listened to some samples on amazon and was amazed by the sound.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: the captain on March 18, 2016, 03:57:51 PM
Full Circle is the first new studio album in over ten years from American music icon Loretta Lynn. Produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, and recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Full Circle takes listeners on a journey through Loretta's musical story, from the Appalachian folk songs and gospel music she learned as a child, to new interpretations of her classic hits and country standards, to songs newly-written for the project. Drawing inspiration from personal memories and deep connections to American music, Lynn's 13 new recordings capture the essence of these songs in intimate new performances. The album is volume one of the Cash Cabin recordings, a series of new album projects imagined and created at the storied Cash Cabin Studio.

Highlights from FULL CIRCLE include "Lay Me Down," a duet with Willie Nelson; "Everything It Takes," featuring guest vocals from Elvis Costello; "Whispering Sea," a new version of the first song Loretta ever wrote; and soulful new renditions of some of Lynn's classic tunes, including a rousing renditions of "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" and "Fist City." The album also includes traditional Appalachian songs from Loretta's childhood such as "Black Jack David" and "I Never Will Marry." At 83 years old, Lynn's voice sounds as powerful as ever, and this new material only adds to her legend as a performer.


Just in case anyone is checking this out but not the 2016 new music thread: GET THIS ALBUM. "Lay Me Down" is almost worth the price on its own, but it's not the only reason to buy it.



Thanks for the heads-up! I only listened to some samples on amazon and was amazed by the sound.

Oh, definitely check it out! I think it and Willie Nelson's Gershwin album are both among the highlights of the year so far. Both wonderful albums.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Emily on March 18, 2016, 04:25:41 PM
I don't usually read this thread because modern country isn't my thing - but I'm so glad I popped in! I had no idea Loretta Lynn has a new album!
I once saw her at an open-air venue in Massachusetts with a pretty small crowd. After the show she was hanging around while the equipment was packed up. My friend and I chatted with her for about 20 minutes. She was so sweet, but started crying because it was only a year or two after Doolittle died. Aww.
I'll definitely check this album out.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 19, 2016, 03:24:07 AM
Talking about Loretta, I just did a search on youtube and found this:


WSM - Ralph Emery with Marty Robbins & Loretta Lynn May 19, 1969

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st-kuTmY8c4


This is a rare and thoroughly enjoyable tape from Ralph Emery himself.

In May of 1969, Ralph Emery was the King of Overnight Radio. WSM-AM's powerful clear-channel signal covered just about all of the eastern U.S., and Ralph had become a favorite among the long haul truckers and many other night owls who enjoyed the company of Ralph and his always interesting guests.

On this night, Ralph had not one, but two major stars thanks to a poll he had conducted, asking his listeners who their favorite country music artists were. The results were in: Marty Robbins was the favorite male artist, and Loretta Lynn was voted favorite female. The favorite group was Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, but they were unable to appear, and WSM's Bud Wendall (then manager of the Grand Ole Opry) accepted on their behalf.

Ralph rolled tape beginning at 12:30am, and captured almost an hour of rare and unforgettable live studio performances by two of country music's biggest stars. Who knew Marty Robbins loved to sneeze?

As a side note, Ralph says he only ran two polls in his whole career... this one, and the first one on WSIX back in the late 1950s. Coincidentally, Marty Robbins came in first then as well!

The Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame is proud to share this aircheck from the collection of Mike Bohan.

Why not join and learn more about these outstanding Tennessee radio personalities? http://www.tennradiohalloffame.org/

This audio/video work is posted as 'Fair Use' for reference and research purposes as well as historical record. All copyrights remain with the original copyright holders.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on March 19, 2016, 07:47:09 AM
I heard "Lay Me Down" on the radio the other day... before they played it while they were announcing it I thought "I hope it's about Sex and not about dying".  Good song though as expected...

A friend of mine met Loretta once 10 years ago or so.  He said she was just as down to earth and sweet to him as could be, basically he had a "General Lee" plymouth and she had been on the "Dukes of Hazzard" at some point, so he contacted her agent and asked if she would sign the car, she agreed, he met her at a concert and she spoke with him a few minutes about being on the show and her memories of all that. 

(http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/0997b474e48ccc036e3f8d6e5ddbee21ea62a8d7/c=0-19-800-621&r=x513&c=680x510/local/-/media/Nashville/Nashville/2014/04/11//1397262789000-DN-20100121-TUNEIN-1210813-1.jpg)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on March 19, 2016, 08:04:07 AM
Just found this and wanted to share it with you. The great Jerry Reed. Man, what a talent!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4ruLyvBKFM

Thank you for the video.  I was just listening to him the other day, always loved his guitar playing.  When I was a kid we watched "Smokey & the Bandit" all the time so I guess that's where I get my appreciation of him from.  When he was sick at the end he donated all the proceeds from his last album to wounded veterans... every year they have "the Snowman's Run" to Texarcana again to raise funds for Wounded Veterans - http://kkyr.com/snowmans-run-2015-concludes/ .

One of my favorite things he ever did was he had a song on a guy named Tim Wilson's album in 1997 called "I Married a Woman who talks like Jerry Reed"  Lots of good guitar riffs and ridiculous lyrics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMPZz_H4t3M





Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 30, 2016, 09:17:06 AM
Now this is interesting!!

The Highwaymen Announce Live Box Set, Premiere Documentary Trailer

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-highwaymen-announce-live-box-set-premiere-documentary-trailer-20160329



The Highwaymen Unleash Concert Recordings: The Ram Report

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/the-highwaymen-unleash-concert-recordings-the-ram-report-20160330


There are a couple of live Highwaymen shows on youtube if you'd like to get an idea.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 02, 2016, 11:54:10 AM
Here's the official site for the Highwaymen updates:

http://www.highwaymenmusic.com/


And the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNWXtDRCyBE



Do you think this oughta be a topic on it's own? I could start a new one. I guess this could be interesting for other's as well who don't usually look into a Country Music-thread.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Sheriff John Stone on April 02, 2016, 09:16:27 PM
Here's the official site for the Highwaymen updates:

http://www.highwaymenmusic.com/

And the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNWXtDRCyBE

Do you think this oughta be a topic on it's own? I could start a new one. I guess this could be interesting for other's as well who don't usually look into a Country Music-thread.

Wow, I gotta pick that up! That's almost 50 live songs and the concert DVD runs 2 hrs and 39 minutes. That'll make a great CD for the car or a "go to" listen when you're bored.

I was very late in coming around to Willie, Waylon, Johnny, and Kris's solo music, so that whole Highwaymen era went right over my head. Now, I'm a fan of the four, and I'm looking forward to really getting into The Highwaymen, so, yeah, it's own topic or thread is welcomed! 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 03, 2016, 02:23:00 AM
Here's the official site for the Highwaymen updates:

http://www.highwaymenmusic.com/

And the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNWXtDRCyBE

Do you think this oughta be a topic on it's own? I could start a new one. I guess this could be interesting for other's as well who don't usually look into a Country Music-thread.

Wow, I gotta pick that up! That's almost 50 live songs and the concert DVD runs 2 hrs and 39 minutes. That'll make a great CD for the car or a "go to" listen when you're bored.

I was very late in coming around to Willie, Waylon, Johnny, and Kris's solo music, so that whole Highwaymen era went right over my head. Now, I'm a fan of the four, and I'm looking forward to really getting into The Highwaymen, so, yeah, it's own topic or thread is welcomed! 


Ok cool. I'll start one and add some more links from youtube etc.  :)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: feelsflow on April 06, 2016, 11:24:33 AM
Another legend lost...  Merle Haggard died this morning.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 06, 2016, 11:35:40 AM
Another legend lost...  Merle Haggard died this morning.


Just saw the thread in the main section (it'll certainly be moved to this section). So sad. Merle was a cool guy. His "If I could only fly" album from later years is one of my all time favorites as well as his Jimmie Rodgers tribute album "Same train a different time" which I always wanted to post about in this thread because it is so damn great.


Workin' man blues - Marty Stuart show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEYColElk7w


If I could only fly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYgNmwKZ-Og


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on April 22, 2016, 02:00:35 AM
http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/willie-nelson-rushed-to-undisclosed-protective-location-after-rash-of-celebrity-music-deaths/

Willie Nelson rushed off for medical treatment.  I thought this was a joke, apparently not.
Looking after a national treasure I guess.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on April 23, 2016, 12:13:16 AM
What a disrespectful bunch of b.s.!  Who makes up crap like that?


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on April 23, 2016, 12:16:01 AM
Heard this for the first time this evening, WOW!  Check this out if you get the time, what a great sound!  What a voice!

LaWanda Lindsey circa 1974 "Hello Out There"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIJqfzXWa80

Here's her beautiful country version of "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8yjWlHBQ6g


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 25, 2016, 01:59:09 PM
Heard this for the first time this evening, WOW!  Check this out if you get the time, what a great sound!  What a voice!

LaWanda Lindsey circa 1974 "Hello Out There"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIJqfzXWa80

Here's her beautiful country version of "We'll Sing in the Sunshine" too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8yjWlHBQ6g



Strong voice! But I kinda don't get much from the songs....



Kris Kristofferson celebrates 80th birthday with the release of The Cedar Creek Sessions

https://t.e2ma.net/webview/gkoco/ca5ba005db28c51920386ab2314dbc80


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 26, 2016, 02:04:42 PM
That's got a remake of "old chunk of coal"  ?




I just realized that this DVD exists:


Outlaw Country Live From Austin

http://www.amazon.com/Outlaw-Country-Live-Austin-TX/dp/B000GDI2L0/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1461703862&sr=1-1&keywords=Outlaw+Country+Live+From+Austin


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on May 02, 2016, 11:23:39 PM
Hank Locklin - Fraulein

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuzHgcp-eUI


I love this style of stuff, singing the hell out of it.  He's one of those guys whose voice was almost like an instrument, and the song's an instrumental... the lyrics are so dated and out of touch very few relate to them, but the vocal performance is so fantastic that it's as if his voice is a guitar or a violin or something. 



That style of singing reminded me of this old Little Jimmy Dickens song too, his version of "John Henry"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOMJxMD-usM

All this stuff was recorded in the 50's, probably in Nashville, with a room full of STRAIGHT KILLERS.





Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on May 03, 2016, 09:10:59 AM


That style of singing reminded me of this old Little Jimmy Dickens song too, his version of "John Henry"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOMJxMD-usM






Thank you! This is fantastic. Has there ever been a bad version of this song by a major artist?
This is exactly the kind of stuff that fascinates and excites me. A blues song with a country beat (or vice versa)...




EDIT:

Just stumbled upon this funny interview with Faron Young and Ray Price...  :lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g84CIz_EfUc


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on May 03, 2016, 07:36:05 PM

Just stumbled upon this funny interview with Faron Young and Ray Price...  :lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g84CIz_EfUc

Seems like a different world....


Trying to think of more blues based country songs... You've probably heard "Tennessee Stud", it's not really blues but it's got that kind of feel to it.  Eddy Arnold -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFJtD3y3n08

A straight up blues one done by a country singer is John Conlee's version of "Let The Good Times Roll"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V_kOBTfFJU


If you like Little Jimmy Dickens you might like this song he and Merle Haggard wrote called "Shopping for Dresses", it's about the most pathetic thing I've ever heard but it's well sung and well written.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QKCsB_yS4o

For whatever reason it really resonates with me, it has this picturesque quality to it that Merle was really good at.  He wrote these weird little stories and you could see what was happening visually.  Such a ridiculous concept but they ran with it and pulled it off imho. 




Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on May 03, 2016, 09:14:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt5eQYwBv9E

one of my favourite songs by one of my favourite country guys, Lefty Frizzell.
written by some Merle guy.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on May 04, 2016, 10:54:08 AM

Just stumbled upon this funny interview with Faron Young and Ray Price...  :lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g84CIz_EfUc

Seems like a different world....


Trying to think of more blues based country songs... You've probably heard "Tennessee Stud", it's not really blues but it's got that kind of feel to it.  Eddy Arnold -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFJtD3y3n08

A straight up blues one done by a country singer is John Conlee's version of "Let The Good Times Roll"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V_kOBTfFJU








I was thinking more about stuff like Muleskinner Blues etc. Here's a great version by Lonnie Donegan (feat. Van Morrison and Chris Barber):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYedPmYVZQk



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on May 07, 2016, 12:28:44 PM
Full Circle is the first new studio album in over ten years from American music icon Loretta Lynn. Produced by Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash, and recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Full Circle takes listeners on a journey through Loretta's musical story, from the Appalachian folk songs and gospel music she learned as a child, to new interpretations of her classic hits and country standards, to songs newly-written for the project. Drawing inspiration from personal memories and deep connections to American music, Lynn's 13 new recordings capture the essence of these songs in intimate new performances. The album is volume one of the Cash Cabin recordings, a series of new album projects imagined and created at the storied Cash Cabin Studio.

Highlights from FULL CIRCLE include "Lay Me Down," a duet with Willie Nelson; "Everything It Takes," featuring guest vocals from Elvis Costello; "Whispering Sea," a new version of the first song Loretta ever wrote; and soulful new renditions of some of Lynn's classic tunes, including a rousing renditions of "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" and "Fist City." The album also includes traditional Appalachian songs from Loretta's childhood such as "Black Jack David" and "I Never Will Marry." At 83 years old, Lynn's voice sounds as powerful as ever, and this new material only adds to her legend as a performer.


Just in case anyone is checking this out but not the 2016 new music thread: GET THIS ALBUM. "Lay Me Down" is almost worth the price on its own, but it's not the only reason to buy it.



Here's the video for "Lay me down":


Loretta Lynn - Lay Me Down (Duet with Willie Nelson)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfZxnILzN4c


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ron on May 07, 2016, 11:16:28 PM
T Graham Brown is awesome.  Great voice, very soulful.  Here he is with his sweet band about a year ago singing "Darlene"...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tfu2nObo58


In some hole in the wall.  Here's a great video of him doing his fantastic "Wine Into Water", written after he sobered up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntHe0hZpzcs

STRONG songwriting skills, in my humble opinion.  That's C-O-U-N-T-R-Y !

And another kind of upbeat one, "I Tell It Like It Used To Be"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8MoFOTPHbI

Some of these guys are all we have left now that all the legends of the 60's are gone...


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on May 08, 2016, 01:43:30 AM
Thanks Ron! Great voice, wow!  :o







In some hole in the wall.  Here's a great video of him doing his fantastic "Wine Into Water", written after he sobered up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntHe0hZpzcs






What a great and honest, authentic song! Thank you!



His singing on "Help me Rhonda" on Stars&Stripes was very rocking as well.
I also saw this song, "If you could only see me now". Man, that's the stuff for me...  :'(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqYGRhWqR30



He's here as a guest on the George Jones show among others:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw8w2oyKHT4





Quote
Some of these guys are all we have left now that all the legends of the 60's are gone...


Thankfully we have the records :)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on May 17, 2016, 01:37:24 AM
I got some country music in the comp. Ron mentioned Vern before, these 3 by Gosdin Brothers:

Sounds of Goodbye  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uUob3vRb9s
The Victim  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSZplZgUYos
Multiple Heartaches: not on youtube.

Is Glen Campbell's "Sunflower"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JHvUCGW0po  country? I am puzzled.

Bill Anderson & Jan Howard "Someday We'll Be Together": not on youtube but there is medley they did at Johnny Cash  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwHdqDOaXGI

Good cover.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on May 17, 2016, 10:52:01 AM


Is Glen Campbell's "Sunflower"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JHvUCGW0po  country? I am puzzled.




Categories are terrible....  :-D
But I think there are recordings that deserve less to be called country....



I'm listening to this great album btw. Anyone heard it? I think it's really good:

(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/s/solomon-burke/album-nashville.jpg)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on June 20, 2016, 12:29:17 PM
By Peter Guralnick:


“Great Balls of Fire”: Wake Up, Country Music Hall of Fame!

http://www.peterguralnick.com/post/146218227201/great-balls-of-fire-wake-up-country-music-hall


... now let country music give some credit to itself by finally installing Jerry Lee Lewis in the Country Music Hall of Fame.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on June 24, 2016, 10:50:59 AM
Ralph Stanley died! R.I.P.


http://www.udiscovermusic.com/ralph-stanley-rip


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on August 08, 2016, 10:43:39 PM
Waylon Jennings - the lost sessions:
http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/unreleased-waylon-jennings-the-lost-nashville-sessions-coming/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on August 09, 2016, 11:49:48 AM
Waylon Jennings - the lost sessions:
http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/unreleased-waylon-jennings-the-lost-nashville-sessions-coming/


Thanks. I hadn't heard about that. Let's see what comes out




Watch Newly-Rediscovered Patsy Cline Footage


http://www.udiscovermusic.com/watch-newly-rediscovered-patsy-cline-footage


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on August 09, 2016, 10:45:07 PM
hey Rocker, I am guessing this 45 released a year or so ago, may be from this collection:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP8DUEFfABY
oh, great clip from Patsy, very cool!


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on August 11, 2016, 11:53:58 AM
hey Rocker, I am guessing this 45 released a year or so ago, may be from this collection:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP8DUEFfABY



Nice version. Thank you! But quite close to his released record. But what the heck, it's Waylon in his prime!  :hat


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on August 11, 2016, 11:56:56 AM
I'll be curious to find out why these were re-recorded.  They sound like they're performing live
in studio, no overdubs.  Some of those tunes were not that old to redo, unless the arrangements
are somewhat different?  who knows.  That 68-75 period is my favourite era.  :hat


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on August 23, 2016, 11:40:27 AM
New album by Willie. A tribute to Ray Price!
Hear "Heartaches by the number". Unfortunately it won't get played in Germany....   ::)



Watch Willie Nelson Remake Classic 'Heartaches By the Number'
Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers back Nelson on this track from his 'For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price' album

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/videos/watch-willie-nelson-cover-heartaches-by-the-number-w435725


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on August 23, 2016, 05:26:08 PM
some guys get better with age, Willie is country's 'Tony Bennett'.
Excellent Willie!


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on August 30, 2016, 06:20:22 AM
They were mentioned in passing with Marty Robbins - Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, "Nashville Cats": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC8_YpYy80k

& here's "Just dropped in" as done by country artist Mickey Newbury: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znTz2vY9dmk 
Paging Rocker - do you think it's country? I didn't hear it there.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on August 30, 2016, 09:18:55 AM
They were mentioned in passing with Marty Robbins - Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, "Nashville Cats": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC8_YpYy80k

& here's "Just dropped in" as done by country artist Mickey Newbury: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znTz2vY9dmk  
Paging Rocker - do you think it's country? I didn't hear it there.


Cool, I didn't know Flatt & Scruggs' version of "Nashville cats". Thanks for that!


Well, Mickey Newbury wrote that song. It doesn't sound very country, does it? Mainly for the sitar I guess. After Elvis it was hard to draw a clear line between country and rock. The first major recording star to cut it btw was no one else but the Killer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npR_dsirETI




EDIT:



Next one:


Listen to Willie Nelson Pay Tribute to Ray Price With ‘It Always Will Be’ (Exclusive)

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2016/08/30/listen-to-willie-nelson-pay-tribute-to-ray-price-with-it-always-will-be-exclusive/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 08, 2016, 02:28:42 PM
Willie Nelson – “Don’t You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me” (Ray Price Cover)


Listen here:

http://www.stereogum.com/1897852/willie-nelson-dont-you-ever-get-tired-of-hurting-me-ray-price-cover/mp3s/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: SurfRapGrungeFiend on September 12, 2016, 11:59:18 AM
lil wyte, jellyroll and jesse Whitley.  Cool song too country to be rap
http://youtu.be/riJf1VVq8CI


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 15, 2016, 11:09:47 AM
See Willie Nelson's Moving 'I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)' Video
The Time Jumpers join the country icon in saluting the late Ray Price

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/premieres/see-willie-nelsons-moving-ill-be-there-if-you-ever-want-me-video-w439987?utm_source=email


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 21, 2016, 11:37:12 AM
In celebration of “The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” CMA has created the biggest music video in Country Music history. Titled “Forever Country,” the single and accompanying music video features 30 CMA Award-winning acts. The audio single is now available for digital download and streaming.


http://www.forevercountry50.com/


I'm impressed! It probably would take me days to explain what a piece of crap "modern"-mainstream-Country Music is. They did it in 4:09 mins.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on September 21, 2016, 11:51:10 PM
that is magic.  Terrifically constructed.  thanks for posting.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 25, 2016, 02:31:30 PM
R.I.P. Jean Shepard

http://theboot.com/jean-shepard-dead-dies/



Jean Shepard - The Waltz Of The Angels (1960).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU5b8JU2YmQ


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: wingsoveramerica on September 25, 2016, 06:50:21 PM
I've grown up in a home with a mom who loves country music of the 80s and 90s. So i have a soft spot for a lot of those country singers of the 80s and 90s (Reba, Vince Gill, etc.).


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on October 11, 2016, 07:30:26 AM
Just saw this series by Bear Family about Country Rock, a genre I don't know too much about but think it has potential of featuring some awesome stuff.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpw9XyYSx1o

https://www.bear-family.com/various-truckers-kickers-cowboy-angels-vol.01-the-blissed-out-birth-of-country-rock-1966-68-2-cd.html


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on October 31, 2016, 11:11:00 AM
Curly Putman, Prolific Country Songwriter, Dies at 85

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/country/7557837/curly-putman-dead






Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: jackthomaser on November 01, 2016, 10:10:31 PM
Thank  for share more no of youtube link


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bullman on November 08, 2016, 09:59:21 AM
Couple of goodies by Home Free,  a cappella country rock band. Vocal percussionist is exceptional!

Elvira (with The Oak Ridge Boys)...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgm9gZs1hYw

Ring Of Fire (with Avi Kaplan of Pentatonix)...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l3dsHCScxU


Excellent band.

Tim


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Aum Bop Diddit on November 08, 2016, 05:32:19 PM
Just saw this series by Bear Family about Country Rock, a genre I don't know too much about but think it has potential of featuring some awesome stuff.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpw9XyYSx1o

https://www.bear-family.com/various-truckers-kickers-cowboy-angels-vol.01-the-blissed-out-birth-of-country-rock-1966-68-2-cd.html

Lots of good stuff there.   Could quibble on a few things but Byrds, Spoonful, early Gram Parsons, Dillard and Clark, Buffalo Springfield, Mike Nesmith Monkees...can't go wrong!


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 14, 2016, 01:59:02 PM
A couple of days ago, Willie appeared on Jimmy Kimmel's show to promote his Ray Price tribute album:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT22zRoAXEQ


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 18, 2016, 09:12:13 AM
Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard's Country Albums chart, and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of Yoakam's singles have charted, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. He received the Artist of the Year award at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony, the most prestigious award offered by the organization. On September 23, Yoakam releases his first ever bluegrass album Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars... on Sugar Hill Records. Featuring a band of bluegrass luminaries, this album boasts a collection of reinterpreted favorites from his catalogue, as well as a cover of Prince's 'Purple Rain.' Produced by nine-time GRAMMY winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of 'Whiskey Lullaby'), and Yoakam himself, this album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky, and that has inspired him for many years thereafter.  In 2015, Yoakam released his latest album Second Hand Heart on Warner/Reprise records, the follow up to his critically-acclaimed album 3 Pears.  In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor, capable of seamlessly melting into his roles, and impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world's top thespians over the course of his storied and successful acting career, including Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, and Matthew McConaughey.


https://www.amazon.com/Swimmin-Pools-Movie-Dwight-Yoakam/dp/B01JACFIUK/ref=sr_tnr_p_1_195313011_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1479488705&sr=1-1&keywords=dwight+yoakam




Dwight Yoakam Performs 'Gone (That'll Be Me)' - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMyPoCoJKNY


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 23, 2016, 11:02:10 AM
On Thanksgiving don't forget about the annual Farm Aid Thanksgiving Feast on SiriusXM Willie's Roadhouse. More than 6 hours of highlights from the 2016 concert in Bristow, VA.

http://blog.siriusxm.com/2016/11/23/be-thankful-for-good-music-farm-aid-thanksgiving-feast-to-air-on-siriusxm/



And it looks like Loretta Lynn has a new Christmas album out:



Loretta Lynn - Country Christmas 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oOIt2nCk6o


Album teaser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDnkxM2cfDw




White Christmas Blue:

https://www.amazon.de/White-Christmas-Blue-Loretta-Lynn/dp/B01L85RMP6?tag=smarturl-de-21


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 27, 2016, 11:23:12 AM
A very interesting and tragic story.


Arthur Q. Smith: The greatest songwriter you never knew finally gets his due

http://www.knoxnews.com/story/entertainment/music/2016/11/25/arthur-q-smith-greatest-songwriter-you-never-knew-finally-gets-his-due/94127112/




The Trouble With The Truth (2-CD)

https://www.bear-family.com/smith-arthur-q.-the-trouble-with-the-truth-2-cd.html


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 30, 2016, 11:07:00 AM
As Nashville Grows and Gentrifies, David Briggs Sets About Preserving Music Row History

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/country/7588780/nashville-david-briggs-preserving-music-row


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 03, 2016, 12:52:06 PM
A Night At The Opry: 90 Years Of A Nashville Institution

http://www.udiscovermusic.com/features/a-night-at-the-opry-90-years-of-a-nashville-institution


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 10, 2016, 01:21:23 AM
Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson Score Surprise Grammy Nominations

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/willie-nelson-kris-kristofferson-score-grammy-nominations-w454674


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 13, 2016, 12:31:33 PM
Nashville’s storied music spaces threatened with silence


Downtown Nashville has been a backbone of the nation’s music industry for more than six decades, giving the nation stars such as Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton. But the increasing demand for new apartments and office buildings is threatening its historic music spaces. Jeffrey Brown reports on the city’s struggle to find a balance between preserving history and making room for the future.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqmJHlK9FH8


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 19, 2016, 07:33:38 AM
Woho! To be released in February:


George Jones: Birth Of A Legend - The Truly Complete Starday And Mercury Recordings 1954-1961 (6-CD)

His fans and country music lovers have been asking for this definite set with George Jones’ early Starday and Mercury recordings for years.
• One of Bear Family's most requested sets ... ever!
• The beginning of the greatest career in country music
• All of George Jones' classic early recordings, including Why Baby Why, White Lightning, Treasure Of Love, Window Up Above, Tender Years, and twenty more charted hits!
• More than 20 previously unissued takes and songs!
• Includes the Thumper Jones rockabilly single and all of George Jones' soundalike recordings for Dixie!
• All the era's duets with Jeanette Hicks, Bobbie Ellison, Margie Singleton, Virginia Spurlock, as well as harmony vocals by Sonny Burns, Darrell McCall, James O'Gwynn, Floyd Robinson, and Donny Young (aka Johnny Paycheck).
• Exhaustive newly researched biography and discography!
• 6 CDs with a 174 page book, featuring photos from the Jones' family's personal scrapbook!



https://www.bear-family.com/jones-george-birth-of-a-legend-the-truly-complete-starday-and-mercury-recordings-1954-1961-6-cd.html


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 23, 2016, 04:06:28 AM
George Jones' Early Recordings, Unreleased Takes Gathered for New Box Set
Six-disc 'Birth of a Legend - The Truly Complete Starday and Mercury Recordings 1954-1961' arrives in February


http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/george-jones-early-recordings-collected-on-new-box-set-w456949


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 28, 2016, 12:57:39 PM
George Jones' 'Birth of a Legend' box set due in February

http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2016/12/20/george-jones-birth-legend-box-set-due-february/95653734/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on January 13, 2017, 01:51:13 PM
New album from willie in spring! It'll also include his "Still not dead" song.


Willie Nelson Reveals New Trump-Inspired Song 'Delete and Fast-Forward'
Song will appear on new album 'God's Problem Child,' due out this spring


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/willie-nelson-reveals-new-trump-inspired-song-w461040


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on January 29, 2017, 09:58:33 AM
Historic Studio A to get $500K facelift

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2017/01/27/historic-studio-get-500k-facelift/97088578/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 01, 2017, 09:01:43 AM
New album from willie in spring! It'll also include his "Still not dead" song.


Willie Nelson Reveals New Trump-Inspired Song 'Delete and Fast-Forward'
Song will appear on new album 'God's Problem Child,' due out this spring


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/willie-nelson-reveals-new-trump-inspired-song-w461040





(https://284fc2d5f6f33a52cd9f-ce476c3c56a27f320262daffab84f1af.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/artwork_5890b80cbe44f_400x400bb.jpg)



From Facebook:


Willie Nelson's new album will be coming April 28. God’s Problem Child, is now available for pre-order. Order your copy today.
https://WillieNelson.lnk.to/gdprob
Exclusive God’s Problem Child deluxe product offers
www.pledgemusic.com/projects/willienelson


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 01, 2017, 09:38:27 AM
“Hometown Stars: Southwest Virginia’s Recording Legacy, 1923–1943,” is a special exhibit from the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum at Ferrum College on display at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum February 7, 2017–June 4, 2017.

The talents and repertoires of Southwest Virginia musicians proved to be a deep musical well for the nation’s growing recording industry. Few other parts of the country produced so much commercially recorded rural music in the pre-World War Two era. Still, only a handful of Southwest Virginia performers saw real fame or money. Most were simply hometown stars, playing music locally and living average lives. “Hometown Stars,” an exhibit produced by the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum, tells the stories of these artists – including the Powers Family, Dock Boggs, Carl Martin, The Roanoke Jug Band, Jack Reedy & His Walker Mountain Stringband, and several Bristol Sessions artists – through text, photographs, and artifacts.



http://www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/events/event/hometown-stars-special-exhibit/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 04, 2017, 01:01:11 PM
Historic Studio A to get $500K facelift

http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2017/01/27/historic-studio-get-500k-facelift/97088578/
[/quote




RCA Studio A, the Nashville location that hosted sessions by Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton and Kacey Musgraves, and many by non-country artists like Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys and the Monkees, is to undergo a facelift to recall its 1960s heyday.

http://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/nashvilles-rca-studio-a-goes-back-to-the-future


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on February 04, 2017, 07:57:27 PM
just discovered this guy! kinda has the Jamey Johnson thing goin, but I love it anyway.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nN3IIdranU


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 07, 2017, 01:05:43 PM
New album from willie in spring! It'll also include his "Still not dead" song.


Willie Nelson Reveals New Trump-Inspired Song 'Delete and Fast-Forward'
Song will appear on new album 'God's Problem Child,' due out this spring


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/willie-nelson-reveals-new-trump-inspired-song-w461040





(https://284fc2d5f6f33a52cd9f-ce476c3c56a27f320262daffab84f1af.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/artwork_5890b80cbe44f_400x400bb.jpg)



From Facebook:


Willie Nelson's new album will be coming April 28. God’s Problem Child, is now available for pre-order. Order your copy today.
https://WillieNelson.lnk.to/gdprob
Exclusive God’s Problem Child deluxe product offers
www.pledgemusic.com/projects/willienelson



Here's Tony Joe White talking about the title track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ArFOdU3Ivo&index=7&list=PL3YEbfd66w-0vx-Df1sfkBRTcR0ARwq95


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 09, 2017, 12:01:30 AM
Billy Joe Shaver Spills the Beans on Country Music

http://variety.com/2017/music/awards/billy-joe-shaver-spills-the-beans-on-country-music-1201979299/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 26, 2017, 02:57:45 AM
I don't know if this was posted before. I just saw this multipart documentary about Country Music on youtube:



Lost Highway: the story of Country Music (Episode I - Down from the Mountain)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvhmqdWXusE



Lost Highway: the story of Country Music (Episode II The Road to Nashville)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUK2FRV3Klc



Lost Highway: the story of Country Music (Episode III Beyond Nashville)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN5ztctTqww


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 01, 2017, 12:09:57 PM
For some reason I didn't see this until now. There's an American Masters film about Patsy Cline coming up!



The new documentary Patsy Cline: American Masters premieres nationwide beginning March 4 on PBS (check local listings) during Women’s History Month as part of the 31st season of THIRTEEN’s American Masters series. 2017 marks the 85th anniversary of Cline’s birth.

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/patsy-cline-film/7992/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 04, 2017, 02:15:24 AM
Wall Street Journal reports:

‘George Jones: Birth of a Legend—The Truly Complete Starday and Mercury Recordings 1954-1961’ Review
A lavish box set traces the musical evolution of country western singer George Jones.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/george-jones-birth-of-a-legendthe-truly-complete-starday-and-mercury-recordings-1954-1961-review-1488575252?emailToken=JRrzfvlyZXqWg9wxacwz2VoyYaRNCeiPS0iSJnHQJkiJs3KQqKelyqo4gderoW7qWVxn48FB5Gk6XTncnGcvR9OYgbJ2gBKtfXUYq5ze2hCRKwHBkUWNZ+YdsKbOu3A4s%2FUeQ1kOO50J0F%2F5vAaw94wPSgXeOWFDFw%3D%3D


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: guitarfool2002 on March 04, 2017, 09:56:57 AM
Speaking of George Jones, who is one of my favorite singers, this earlier record of his "Just One More" is pretty much essential country in my opinion. One of the best country records you'll ever hear, and that voice is incredible...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr4CHFXXM-Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr4CHFXXM-Q)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 04, 2017, 01:23:12 PM
Speaking of George Jones, I love this little song, and look who is playing bass guitar, it's a young
Johnny Paycheck  :o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mhw_DGIW5o


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 04, 2017, 03:26:49 PM
Speaking of George Jones, who is one of my favorite singers, this earlier record of his "Just One More" is pretty much essential country in my opinion. One of the best country records you'll ever hear, and that voice is incredible...


Yeah, isn't it?  :o To borrow a quote of Carl Wilson talking about Elvis, "That voice was a miracle". And he kept his voice for so long. It only got shot shortly before he died. But even in the 90s, after all his alcohol and drug excesses, it was in top shape.



Speaking of George Jones, I love this little song, and look who is playing bass guitar, it's a young
Johnny Paycheck  :o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mhw_DGIW5o


Oh yes, that's a great performance. Paycheck played bass in the Jones Boys for some time. After he got famous, George and he recorded an album together, covering a.o. some fine Chuck Berry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUpvl3GrZCM




Speaking of George, I came across this clip a couple of days ago. Never saw it before. Just him and his guitar & voice:


George Jones- "Take Me" from "A Poem is a Naked Person"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-PwoQb5GSw


What it must've been to sit in in such a situation with George and listen to this in person




Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 06, 2017, 07:48:03 AM
BTW if you like this early stuff by George Jones, check out this disc, that I stumbled upon on youtube:



The Best Of George Jones - Volume 1: Hardcore Honky Tonk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH2spkA9bgo


Just as the title says, it's pure Honky Tonk, beautiful


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 07, 2017, 12:49:04 PM
Here's more about the Patsy Cline PBS Special:

An exclusive look at PBS’s ‘Patsy Cline: American Masters’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act-four/wp/2017/03/07/an-exclusive-look-at-pbss-patsy-cline-american-masters/?utm_term=.c56967003edd


EDIT:

Here are a couple of snippets from the documentary that are on youtube:



How did Patsy Cline balance domestic life and commercial success?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3vGs6myX0Y



Learn how Patsy Cline broke social norms in the '50s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDkv8_Iqd_E



Hear how Patsy Cline met her husband, Charlie Dick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN39XKlIz10



How a car crash nearly ended Patsy Cline's career

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPa-o_tbbmg



How Patsy Cline lived an '80s lifestyle during the 1950s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoPknra0EEo


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 08, 2017, 09:01:05 AM
From Willie's facebook page:


Celebrating The Music Of Waylon Jennings CMT broadcast + music and concert film set to release on April 7 — Watch the trailer and access the pre-order at

http://waylonoutlaw.com

https://blackbirdpresents.com/outlaw-celebrating-the-music-of-waylon-jennings/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 09, 2017, 12:15:52 PM
Willie's new video, "It get's easier":

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-willie-nelson-video-it-gets-easier-20170309-story.html


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 09, 2017, 03:09:42 PM
good one Rocker! Willie and Trigger, still in top shape, looking forward to the new album


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 11, 2017, 04:32:02 AM
good one Rocker! Willie and Trigger, still in top shape, looking forward to the new album


That man is just unbelievable!


Here's official footage of Kris Kristofferson - Live At Hardly Strictly Bluegrass '16 (2016)

Tracklist:
01. "Shipwrecked In The 80s" (0:00);
02. "Darby's Castle" (03:35);
03. "Me And Bobby McGee" (06:37);
04. "Best Of All Possible Worlds" (09:58);
05. "Help Me Make It Through The Night" (13:43);
06. "Nobody Wins" (15:33);
07. "Lovin' Her Was Easier" (18:08);
08. "Duvalier's Dream" (21:14);
09. "Jody And The Kid" (23:58);
10. "The Pilgrim, Chapter 33" (26:36);
11. "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" (29:35);
12. "The Silver Tongued Devil And I" (33:43);
13. "For The Good Times" (35:46);
14. "Why Me?" (39:30)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTtQfnHS3U4


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 23, 2017, 09:37:54 AM
Sweet Dreams Come True With Patsy Cline Museum Opening In Nashville


http://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/sweet-dreams-come-true-with-patsy-cline-museum-opening-in-nashville


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on March 27, 2017, 08:40:31 PM
awww man! Patsy is my favorite 'F'emale singer of all time.
i know people who aren't even intro country stuff much, love Patsy Cline.
she is definately the F bomb!
(see what i did there?)  ::)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 09, 2017, 09:55:49 AM
Now, this oughta be something!

Finally, after more than 25 years of research, I am ready to publish my book about KWKH and the Louisiana Hayride. I am excited to be using the crowdfunding company Publishizer to help me connect with potential publishers, and have created a page on their site that summarizes my book and objectives. I hope you will check it out by following the link in this post. I am offering a signed, pre-release edition of this amazing large format coffee table book for a pledge of just $...20 (it will retail for much more than that) and will toss in other bonuses for larger contributions. Trying to get to 500 advance orders in the next 30 days. Next year, award winning documentary film maker Ken Burns is releasing a complete series, The History of Country Music, so now appears to be the perfect time to launch this campaign. I would love to have you be among the first to reserve this volume and your support will help me get all those Hayride stats and images out of my files (and head!) and into book form where all can enjoy. Sample photos and stories are posted on the campaign site. Please help out if you can...and thank you for believing in me as a writer. To purchase, follow this link:
https://publishizer.com/cradle-of-the-stars/
If you have any issues when paying from a mobile device, try refreshing the browser or make your order from a home computer.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 21, 2017, 07:42:50 AM
First Listen: Willie Nelson, 'God's Problem Child'
Stream The Country Legend's Forthcoming Album Before Its Release Next Week


http://www.npr.org/2017/04/20/524393534/first-listen-willie-nelson-gods-problem-child?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nprmusic&utm_term=music&utm_content=20170420


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 21, 2017, 01:57:00 PM
Dolly Parton College Course Combines Music, History and Appalachia Pride


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/us/dolly-parton-college-course.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 28, 2017, 12:45:36 PM
Roger Miller Is ‘King Of The Road’ Again In New Musical

A new musical about the life and work of Roger Miller, one of the greatest, and funniest, stars of classic country music is now running in California. King of the Road: The Roger Miller Story is playing at the Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach, Orange County until 14 May.


http://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/roger-miller-king-road-new-musical?utm_source=ka&utm_medium=fa&utm_campaign=FB%3AHank+Williams+-+Country+Legend-Editorial&utm_term=386008d3-ab5e-429f-b9fa-26a08f169305


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on May 01, 2017, 06:03:20 PM
Roger Miller Is ‘King Of The Road’ Again In New Musical

A new musical about the life and work of Roger Miller, one of the greatest, and funniest, stars of classic country music is now running in California. King of the Road: The Roger Miller Story is playing at the Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach, Orange County until 14 May.


http://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/roger-miller-king-road-new-musical?utm_source=ka&utm_medium=fa&utm_campaign=FB%3AHank+Williams+-+Country+Legend-Editorial&utm_term=386008d3-ab5e-429f-b9fa-26a08f169305

Roger Miller was one of the cleverest and funniest guys in the business.  His hits of course are great, but he did many other great tracks.
Pretty underrated i think.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on May 04, 2017, 12:29:38 PM
Someone asked in this thread about Willie's "Still not dead" and if it's still online somewhere to listen to (unfortunately I can't find the message nor remember who it was that asked). Well, it's on his new album and here's the music video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J34esa_aJxc


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on May 04, 2017, 05:23:54 PM
probably was me rocker, i see that on Willie's album now, my copy is in the mail.  Funny song that!


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on May 05, 2017, 04:19:11 AM
http://theboot.com/glen-campbell-adios-song/

does this track sound faimilar?  it's a track off a to be a farewell album by Glen Campbell.
Linda Ronstadt recorded this song in the past with song fella doing backing vocals.....


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on May 08, 2017, 12:59:22 PM
http://theboot.com/glen-campbell-adios-song/

does this track sound faimilar?  it's a track off a to be a farewell album by Glen Campbell.
Linda Ronstadt recorded this song in the past with song fella doing backing vocals.....



Nice one!
I remember Linda talking about Brian's work in the IJWMFTT documentary and how he came up with the vocal arrangement while playing boogie woogie on the piano in a different key iirc



BTW I forgot to mention that Loretta Lynn had a stroke and is in the hospital (maybe there are already new informations out)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on May 08, 2017, 06:52:51 PM
just picked up this CD/DVD,  the concert is fantastic and nicely recorded.  most artists are great!
not really into tribute albums and shows much, but this one i really dug!

https://blackbirdpresents.com/outlaw-celebrating-the-music-of-waylon-jennings/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on May 17, 2017, 04:27:57 PM
probably was me rocker, i see that on Willie's album now, my copy is in the mail. 


Did you already had a chance to listen to it? How do you like it?





Willie Nelson to Jeff Sessions: Smoke Some Pot

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/features/willie-nelson-to-jeff-sessions-smoke-some-pot-w482579


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on May 17, 2017, 05:58:16 PM
probably was me rocker, i see that on Willie's album now, my copy is in the mail. 

Did you already had a chance to listen to it? How do you like it?

Hey yeah, arrived Monday, sounds amazing.  Willie's stuff is just as good as he has
ever done in the past, if not more pleasant to these ears.  I love how 'trigger' shines through as strong as ever.
He sure as hell still has it, and his voice is still great.  Love all of the recent albums he has put out over
the last 5 - 10 years.  A true master.






Willie Nelson to Jeff Sessions: Smoke Some Pot

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/features/willie-nelson-to-jeff-sessions-smoke-some-pot-w482579


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on May 23, 2017, 10:53:14 PM
https://www.amazon.com/Volumes-One-Two-OLD-DOGS/dp/B06XSJNZS4/ref=sr_1_8?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1495605053&sr=1-8

what a great idea to re-release these on one album! 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on May 26, 2017, 11:30:03 AM
https://www.amazon.com/Volumes-One-Two-OLD-DOGS/dp/B06XSJNZS4/ref=sr_1_8?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1495605053&sr=1-8

what a great idea to re-release these on one album!  


Do you know this?


Old Dogs - 1 of 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN1YTcLQdBM

2/5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdvcRLQwgts

3/5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOgjpX9Cjoo

4/5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GfGBDs6rWs

5/5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJNPxOkUG5Y


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Gertie J. on May 27, 2017, 03:03:46 PM
listening to kane brown now, pretty good, nice 'new' country


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on May 27, 2017, 09:17:05 PM
https://www.amazon.com/Volumes-One-Two-OLD-DOGS/dp/B06XSJNZS4/ref=sr_1_8?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1495605053&sr=1-8

what a great idea to re-release these on one album!  


Do you know this?


Old Dogs - 1 of 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN1YTcLQdBM

2/5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdvcRLQwgts

3/5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOgjpX9Cjoo

4/5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GfGBDs6rWs

5/5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJNPxOkUG5Y

ahhh yeah! isn't that all wonderful? these guys are so fun together.
I miss Waylon.
I remember years ago trying to get the VHS of the original performance of
the first 'old dogs' album, but could never trace a copy down, pre internet then.
it was on youtube in a very bad copy, but seems to have been removed, but
I remember it was all 4 of them, sitting on stools I think, singing to an audience.
it was kind of 'staged' as if they were doing a tv show from memory, but I never
was able to get a copy of the video.
the Old Dogs were great!


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on June 15, 2017, 02:35:13 PM
If you are a petitition guy:


Induct Jerry Lee Lewis into the Country Music Hall of Fame

https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/induct-jerry-lee-lewis-into-the-country-music-hall-of-fame.html



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on June 15, 2017, 07:06:21 PM
GEEEZ!!! How can Jerry NOT already be in the CMHF??
that's a joke. ???


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on June 21, 2017, 12:41:31 PM
Flashback: See Tammy Wynette, Brian Wilson Harmonize on 'In My Room'

Posthumously released performance features fragile country icon with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys on the band's 1963 classic

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/videos/brian-wilson-in-my-room-see-him-sing-with-tammy-wynette-w488838



It's always kinda chilling to me what a great album/project this could've been... and then seeing or hearing the result  :-\


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on June 21, 2017, 07:10:26 PM
it's pretty cool to see how Brian Wilson and Tammy Wynette could
even be in the same room together, and yet record a song together.
it just shows how much Brian's tunes have an effect on all cultures
of music, even 'country'.  it's such a heartbreaking recording where
two different worlds collide, but both have experienced the same
torture.  now only if 'stars and stripes' followed more in this path
it would probably have more love from the fans.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on June 22, 2017, 08:03:55 AM
it's pretty cool to see how Brian Wilson and Tammy Wynette could
even be in the same room together, and yet record a song together.
it just shows how much Brian's tunes have an effect on all cultures
of music, even 'country'.  it's such a heartbreaking recording where
two different worlds collide, but both have experienced the same
torture.  now only if 'stars and stripes' followed more in this path
it would probably have more love from the fans.



I think the problem was the choice of material and the choice of country artists. Regarding the latter, they obviously did go with what was current after they had Willie so they could rush out the album (maybe not littary but you know what I mean). If only they got to the real big country stars and had put a little thought into the song choices; in fact there were some names floating around and iirc Al recorded the accoustic "California saga" as a demo for Merle Haggard (it really does sound like Hag's style). I posted this more than once but here's a setlist I came up with:



California saga - Merle Haggard
Let the wind blow - Johnny Cash
God only knows - George Jones
Got to know the woman - Jerry Lee Lewis
Forever - Kris Kristofferson
Honkin' down the highway (like the version on "Caroline Now!) - Bobby Bare
The Trader - Waylon Jennings

Add to that Glenn Campbell (why was he not on vol. 1? I think a participation from him should've been a given). Maybe someone could take "Hold on dear brother" or "We got love".

While looking through some old postings I saw that someone mentioned Ronnie Milsap was considered for "Surfer girl" and Steve Earle for "Shut down", while Hank jr.'s and The Oak Ridge Boys' names were also floating around.
But you see it would've taken work, making sure that you actually get a country sound and arrangements. That didn't happen on Vol 1. And songs like "Shut down" probably wouldn't have worked very well. But maybe Jerry Reed could have worked up something.
I can hear most of the performances of my list in my head. You just need someone who actually knows a little about country music (I'm not tooting my own horn) and the Beach Boys to get a interesting list. Conncections were there: Around this time Don Was was producing both the Highwaymen's last (and best) album and Waylon Jennings' "Waymore's blues Part II" and also he was working with Jerry Lee Lewis on the Killer's "Young blood" album.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on June 25, 2017, 11:46:57 PM
it's pretty cool to see how Brian Wilson and Tammy Wynette could
even be in the same room together, and yet record a song together.
it just shows how much Brian's tunes have an effect on all cultures
of music, even 'country'.  it's such a heartbreaking recording where
two different worlds collide, but both have experienced the same
torture.  now only if 'stars and stripes' followed more in this path
it would probably have more love from the fans.



I think the problem was the choice of material and the choice of country artists. Regarding the latter, they obviously did go with what was current after they had Willie so they could rush out the album (maybe not littary but you know what I mean). If only they got to the real big country stars and had put a little thought into the song choices; in fact there were some names floating around and iirc Al recorded the accoustic "California saga" as a demo for Merle Haggard (it really does sound like Hag's style). I posted this more than once but here's a setlist I came up with:



California saga - Merle Haggard
Let the wind blow - Johnny Cash
God only knows - George Jones
Got to know the woman - Jerry Lee Lewis
Forever - Kris Kristofferson
Honkin' down the highway (like the version on "Caroline Now!) - Bobby Bare
The Trader - Waylon Jennings

Add to that Glenn Campbell (why was he not on vol. 1? I think a participation from him should've been a given). Maybe someone could take "Hold on dear brother" or "We got love".

While looking through some old postings I saw that someone mentioned Ronnie Milsap was considered for "Surfer girl" and Steve Earle for "Shut down", while Hank jr.'s and The Oak Ridge Boys' names were also floating around.
But you see it would've taken work, making sure that you actually get a country sound and arrangements. That didn't happen on Vol 1. And songs like "Shut down" probably wouldn't have worked very well. But maybe Jerry Reed could have worked up something.
I can hear most of the performances of my list in my head. You just need someone who actually knows a little about country music (I'm not tooting my own horn) and the Beach Boys to get a interesting list. Conncections were there: Around this time Don Was was producing both the Highwaymen's last (and best) album and Waylon Jennings' "Waymore's blues Part II" and also he was working with Jerry Lee Lewis on the Killer's "Young blood" album.


Yes Yes! 100 percent agree!  Most of the artists used were pretty mediocre at best. 
I got to like some of Toby's stuff years later, but this is terrible seeing him demolish 'be true to your school'.
You mention 'waymore's blues part II', that's one of my favourite Waylon albums, and a return to RCA.
You are right, imagine if they could have had Glen, Johnny (I could see him doin 'til I die'), probably too morbid
for what they were going for, Jerry Lee, Merle, George Jones was always great with a humourous song, he would
have been a better choice for 'long tall texan' or a cat like Buck Owens.
Then you have some other greats like Bobby Bare, Alan Jackson, Marty Stuart, George Strait and i'll go as far
to say even Garth Brooks, who has a great way of interpreting material...
yeah wow, Hank Jr! that could have been phenomenal or a land mine haha
I even thought about Charlie Rich, but he had just passed on, such a shame losing that guy.

The idea was certainly there, but it just didn't quite hit the mark... I still give it a blast now and then  :-\
 


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on June 26, 2017, 01:17:50 PM
it's pretty cool to see how Brian Wilson and Tammy Wynette could
even be in the same room together, and yet record a song together.
it just shows how much Brian's tunes have an effect on all cultures
of music, even 'country'.  it's such a heartbreaking recording where
two different worlds collide, but both have experienced the same
torture.  now only if 'stars and stripes' followed more in this path
it would probably have more love from the fans.



I think the problem was the choice of material and the choice of country artists. Regarding the latter, they obviously did go with what was current after they had Willie so they could rush out the album (maybe not littary but you know what I mean). If only they got to the real big country stars and had put a little thought into the song choices; in fact there were some names floating around and iirc Al recorded the accoustic "California saga" as a demo for Merle Haggard (it really does sound like Hag's style). I posted this more than once but here's a setlist I came up with:



California saga - Merle Haggard
Let the wind blow - Johnny Cash
God only knows - George Jones
Got to know the woman - Jerry Lee Lewis
Forever - Kris Kristofferson
Honkin' down the highway (like the version on "Caroline Now!) - Bobby Bare
The Trader - Waylon Jennings

Add to that Glenn Campbell (why was he not on vol. 1? I think a participation from him should've been a given). Maybe someone could take "Hold on dear brother" or "We got love".

While looking through some old postings I saw that someone mentioned Ronnie Milsap was considered for "Surfer girl" and Steve Earle for "Shut down", while Hank jr.'s and The Oak Ridge Boys' names were also floating around.
But you see it would've taken work, making sure that you actually get a country sound and arrangements. That didn't happen on Vol 1. And songs like "Shut down" probably wouldn't have worked very well. But maybe Jerry Reed could have worked up something.
I can hear most of the performances of my list in my head. You just need someone who actually knows a little about country music (I'm not tooting my own horn) and the Beach Boys to get a interesting list. Conncections were there: Around this time Don Was was producing both the Highwaymen's last (and best) album and Waylon Jennings' "Waymore's blues Part II" and also he was working with Jerry Lee Lewis on the Killer's "Young blood" album.


Yes Yes! 100 percent agree!  Most of the artists used were pretty mediocre at best.  
I got to like some of Toby's stuff years later, but this is terrible seeing him demolish 'be true to your school'.
You mention 'waymore's blues part II', that's one of my favourite Waylon albums, and a return to RCA.
You are right, imagine if they could have had Glen, Johnny (I could see him doin 'til I die'), probably too morbid
for what they were going for, Jerry Lee, Merle, George Jones was always great with a humourous song, he would
have been a better choice for 'long tall texan' or a cat like Buck Owens.
Then you have some other greats like Bobby Bare, Alan Jackson, Marty Stuart, George Strait and i'll go as far
to say even Garth Brooks, who has a great way of interpreting material...
yeah wow, Hank Jr! that could have been phenomenal or a land mine haha
I even thought about Charlie Rich, but he had just passed on, such a shame losing that guy.

The idea was certainly there, but it just didn't quite hit the mark... I still give it a blast now and then  :-\
 



I got to correct myself. It wasn't Don Was working on the Killer's Young Blood album but Andy Paley. But that takes nothing away from the point I was making. But sorry for the mis-info.

I kinda like Doug Supernaw on "Long tall texan". But yeah, if I'd have to choose between him and Buck Owens, I'd go with the latter. George Jones in my head is reserved for God Only Knows. Man, what he could've done with that song.....  :love


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on June 26, 2017, 07:05:05 PM
ahhh Andy Paley, I didn't know that.  I've got Jerry's 'Youngblood' album.
havn't heard it in years! I remember it being hard to track down, but finally
found a copy.  Guess it wasn't a huge seller  :-\


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on July 14, 2017, 09:42:09 AM
Loretta Lynn: ‘Willie Ain’t Dead Yet and Neither Am I’
Country legend postpones album until next year, cancels tour dates as she recovers from May stroke

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/loretta-lynn-postpones-release-of-new-album-w491954


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 01, 2017, 12:45:20 PM
Wow!!

Various: At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight (20-CD)


VARIOUS ARTISTS
At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight

20-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 224-page hardcover book (LP-size), 559 tracks. Total playing time 1,506:37 mns.

AT THE LOUISIANA HAYRIDE TONIGHT  - 
HANK WILLIAMS, ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JIM REEVES, JOHNNY HORTON, GEORGE JONES, WEBB PIERCE, JUNE CARTER, FRANKIE MILLER, FARON YOUNG, and many more.


These 20 CDs comprise over 25 hours of music captured on-stage in the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s at KWKH’s legendary Louisiana Hayride radio show. Staged live in Shreveport, the Hayride featured national country music stars, soon-to-be legends, regional break-outs, and talented newcomers.
Most of this music has not been heard since the day it was broadcast.

FABULOUSLY RESTORED SOUND!

•   529 ‘live’ tracks including previously unknown recordings by Hank Williams.

•   11 ‘as live’ studio-recorded transcriptions, including Kitty Wells, Johnnie and Jack, Hank Williams, and Curley Williams.

•   19 studio-recorded commercial discs, including hits by Slim Whitman, the Browns, Mitchell Torok, Jim Reeves, Mac Wiseman, and Carolyn Bradshaw.

•   167 artists in total, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Johnny Horton, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Jim Reeves, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Rose Maddox, Frankie Miller, Cousin Emmy, June Carter, Roy Acuff, the Bailes Brothers, the Oklahoma Wranglers, Norma Jean, the Browns, the Carlisles, the Louvin Brothers, Jimmy Newman, Ray Price, Roger Miller, Ferlin Husky, Warren Smith, Wynn Stewart, Grandpa Jones, Rusty and Doug Kershaw, Slim Whitman, and the Wilburn Brothers.

•   Hayride regulars including James O’Gwynn, Curley Williams, Red Sovine, Betty Amos, Harmie Smith, Buddy Attaway, Margie Singleton, Tony Douglas, Jack Ford, Werly Fairburn, Jeanette Hicks, Goldie Hill, Tibby Edwards, Hoot and Curley, Martha Lynn, Claude King, David Houston, Jerry Jericho, Bob Luman, Jimmy and Johnny, Merle Kilgore, Jimmy Martin, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Lee, Charlie Walker, Billy Walker, and Dee Mullin.

•   All backed by the ultra-talented Hayride staff bands, including Felton Pruett, Jimmy Day, Floyd Cramer, Sonny Trammell, James Burton, D. J. Fontana, Shot Jackson, Sonny Harville, Dobber Johnson, Buffalo Yount, Don Davis, and Tillman Franks.


Time was when the Louisiana Hayride show at the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana was the place for country music fans to be on a Saturday night. Just sixty cents for adults (thirty for kids) bought the finest night’s entertainment anytime, anywhere.

This set is a front-row seat as Hank Williams takes to the stage, first as a relative newcomer and later as a troubled superstar. Elvis Presley brings rockabilly to the airwaves before anyone knew what he or his music was about. A parade of home-grown and out-of-town country hitmakers tussle with one another for encores, and encourage unknown newcomers who would wow the audience with their songs and performances most nights.
This is the first time the true magic of the iconic Louisiana Hayride has been revealed through extended excerpts from the three-hour Saturday night shows held every week from 1948 to 1960 and occasionally thereafter.

These long-buried musical performances are brought to life in chronological order interspersed with some of the announcements, intros, ads, comedy routines and mistakes that went to make up a live show in those days. Not least, we can hear Elvis Presley’s epoch-changing music as it was originally heard--as part of a country variety show.

Eighteen CDs chronicle the weekly Hayride. Two bonus CDs sample some of the post-1960 shows together with commercial recordings made in the KWKH radio studios, promotional discs and transcribed shows from KWKH’s early days.

More Than 24 Hours Of Original Live Recordings




https://www.bear-family.com/various-artists-at-the-louisiana-hayride-tonight-20-cd.html


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 06, 2017, 11:17:38 AM
Willie's son Lukas and his band appeared on Colbert last night:


Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Perform 'Find Yourself'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL2-BDBB4hk



Not really "country" but I thought it might be interesting for some


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 09, 2017, 01:10:50 AM
Country Star Don Williams Dies At 78

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYAwEVcm5ms



Don Williams - Tulsa Time 1982

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6MbPWzIFUk


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: JK on September 09, 2017, 01:47:04 AM
Country Star Don Williams Dies At 78

I'd never heard of him before today, to my eternal shame (just not a country fan, I guess). Dutch radio considered him important enough to mention his death on the hourly bulletin this morning. Rest in peace, sir.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: bonnie bella on September 09, 2017, 02:40:21 AM
Two country singers lost today, Don Williams and also Troy Gentry, who died in a tragic helicopter accident.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXg8E0kzF1c


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 20, 2017, 12:29:26 PM
Willie Nelson To Release Second ‘Willie’s Stash’ Archival Album

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/willie-nelson-second-willies-stash/?utm_source=ka&utm_medium=fa&utm_campaign=FB:Hank%20Williams%20-%20Country%20Legend-Editorial


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on October 12, 2017, 08:44:11 AM
Wow!!

Various: At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight (20-CD)


VARIOUS ARTISTS
At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight

20-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 224-page hardcover book (LP-size), 559 tracks. Total playing time 1,506:37 mns.

AT THE LOUISIANA HAYRIDE TONIGHT  - 
HANK WILLIAMS, ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JIM REEVES, JOHNNY HORTON, GEORGE JONES, WEBB PIERCE, JUNE CARTER, FRANKIE MILLER, FARON YOUNG, and many more.


These 20 CDs comprise over 25 hours of music captured on-stage in the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s at KWKH’s legendary Louisiana Hayride radio show. Staged live in Shreveport, the Hayride featured national country music stars, soon-to-be legends, regional break-outs, and talented newcomers.
Most of this music has not been heard since the day it was broadcast.

FABULOUSLY RESTORED SOUND!

•   529 ‘live’ tracks including previously unknown recordings by Hank Williams.

•   11 ‘as live’ studio-recorded transcriptions, including Kitty Wells, Johnnie and Jack, Hank Williams, and Curley Williams.

•   19 studio-recorded commercial discs, including hits by Slim Whitman, the Browns, Mitchell Torok, Jim Reeves, Mac Wiseman, and Carolyn Bradshaw.

•   167 artists in total, including Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Johnny Horton, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Jim Reeves, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Rose Maddox, Frankie Miller, Cousin Emmy, June Carter, Roy Acuff, the Bailes Brothers, the Oklahoma Wranglers, Norma Jean, the Browns, the Carlisles, the Louvin Brothers, Jimmy Newman, Ray Price, Roger Miller, Ferlin Husky, Warren Smith, Wynn Stewart, Grandpa Jones, Rusty and Doug Kershaw, Slim Whitman, and the Wilburn Brothers.

•   Hayride regulars including James O’Gwynn, Curley Williams, Red Sovine, Betty Amos, Harmie Smith, Buddy Attaway, Margie Singleton, Tony Douglas, Jack Ford, Werly Fairburn, Jeanette Hicks, Goldie Hill, Tibby Edwards, Hoot and Curley, Martha Lynn, Claude King, David Houston, Jerry Jericho, Bob Luman, Jimmy and Johnny, Merle Kilgore, Jimmy Martin, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Lee, Charlie Walker, Billy Walker, and Dee Mullin.

•   All backed by the ultra-talented Hayride staff bands, including Felton Pruett, Jimmy Day, Floyd Cramer, Sonny Trammell, James Burton, D. J. Fontana, Shot Jackson, Sonny Harville, Dobber Johnson, Buffalo Yount, Don Davis, and Tillman Franks.


Time was when the Louisiana Hayride show at the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana was the place for country music fans to be on a Saturday night. Just sixty cents for adults (thirty for kids) bought the finest night’s entertainment anytime, anywhere.

This set is a front-row seat as Hank Williams takes to the stage, first as a relative newcomer and later as a troubled superstar. Elvis Presley brings rockabilly to the airwaves before anyone knew what he or his music was about. A parade of home-grown and out-of-town country hitmakers tussle with one another for encores, and encourage unknown newcomers who would wow the audience with their songs and performances most nights.
This is the first time the true magic of the iconic Louisiana Hayride has been revealed through extended excerpts from the three-hour Saturday night shows held every week from 1948 to 1960 and occasionally thereafter.

These long-buried musical performances are brought to life in chronological order interspersed with some of the announcements, intros, ads, comedy routines and mistakes that went to make up a live show in those days. Not least, we can hear Elvis Presley’s epoch-changing music as it was originally heard--as part of a country variety show.

Eighteen CDs chronicle the weekly Hayride. Two bonus CDs sample some of the post-1960 shows together with commercial recordings made in the KWKH radio studios, promotional discs and transcribed shows from KWKH’s early days.

More Than 24 Hours Of Original Live Recordings




https://www.bear-family.com/various-artists-at-the-louisiana-hayride-tonight-20-cd.html





Previously unreleased:


Hear Hank Williams' Rare Live 'Jambalaya' From Massive New Box Set

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/premieres/hank-williams-jambalaya-hear-rare-live-version-w508444


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on October 14, 2017, 07:23:34 AM
I never saw this stuff before. It's kind of an animated biography of some legendary artists, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Johnny Paycheck and a look at their on-the-road lives:


Mike Judge Presents Tales from the Tour Bus

Johnny Paycheck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS9HXEuG9-U

Jerry Lee Lewis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAmw5ojnpvU

George Jones & Tammy Wynette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVa9uoGkT9g




And here's a trailer for the show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPTT6Kp3Ob8


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: KDS on October 17, 2017, 06:05:27 AM
I never saw this stuff before. It's kind of an animated biography of some legendary artists, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Johnny Paycheck and a look at their on-the-road lives:


Mike Judge Presents Tales from the Tour Bus

Johnny Paycheck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS9HXEuG9-U

Jerry Lee Lewis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAmw5ojnpvU

George Jones & Tammy Wynette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVa9uoGkT9g




And here's a trailer for the show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPTT6Kp3Ob8

I've yet to check out the show, but given this, and the amount of country music guest stars that used to appear on King of the Hill, I'm thinking Mike Judge is a pretty big country music fan.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on October 19, 2017, 02:26:07 AM
I never saw this stuff before. It's kind of an animated biography of some legendary artists, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Johnny Paycheck and a look at their on-the-road lives:


Mike Judge Presents Tales from the Tour Bus

Johnny Paycheck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS9HXEuG9-U

Jerry Lee Lewis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAmw5ojnpvU

George Jones & Tammy Wynette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVa9uoGkT9g




And here's a trailer for the show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPTT6Kp3Ob8

I've yet to check out the show, but given this, and the amount of country music guest stars that used to appear on King of the Hill, I'm thinking Mike Judge is a pretty big country music fan.


It's very good. I just watched the second episode of the George & Tammy segment. Looking forward to more


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 18, 2017, 09:12:11 AM
I don't think this was posted yet.


Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI9oVs4julc


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 19, 2017, 09:00:01 AM
Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dead at 85

http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/11/19/mel-tillis-dead-country-music-hall-famer/852933001/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 08, 2017, 05:43:08 AM
How the Louisiana Hayride Captured the Evolution of Country and Rock

http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/louisiana-hayride-inside-an-eclectic-new-box-set-w513460


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 21, 2017, 04:14:52 AM
Willie Nelson’s sad ‘Pretty Paper’ is a real story. And it’s set in downtown Fort Worth

http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/bud-kennedy/article190507394.html


(http://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/bud-kennedy/dduo6/picture190665074/alternates/LANDSCAPE_1140/IMG_0349)
Frankie Brierton of Santo (1899-1973), a street vendor disabled by spinal meningitis, matches the description of the man described in Willie Nelson’s “Pretty Paper.” Courtesy photo


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 20, 2018, 11:21:13 AM
A new album by Willie Nelson will be released in April!



Willie Nelson, the 'Last Man Standing,' is back with a new song out now

https://www.guidelive.com/music/2018/02/16/willie-nelson-last-man-standingis-back-new-music-spring


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: The_Beach on February 22, 2018, 02:14:02 PM
A new album by Willie Nelson will be released in April!



Willie Nelson, the 'Last Man Standing,' is back with a new song out now

https://www.guidelive.com/music/2018/02/16/willie-nelson-last-man-standingis-back-new-music-spring

Did not know Willy was coming out with a new album! Great to see him keeping the good ol country music alive!


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 24, 2018, 12:26:07 PM
A new album by Willie Nelson will be released in April!



Willie Nelson, the 'Last Man Standing,' is back with a new song out now

https://www.guidelive.com/music/2018/02/16/willie-nelson-last-man-standingis-back-new-music-spring

Did not know Willy was coming out with a new album! Great to see him keeping the good ol country music alive!


Yeah, I also only saw it by coincidence on facebook. The guy is amazing. He just doesn't stop to record new albums.

Just as much by coincidence (if not even more so) I just heard three songs by a country singer by named Ashley Monroe. Do you know her? It was really nice to hear her. Her sound is country, unfortunately the production is still very Nashville-slick, but the songs seem honest without trying to hard to sound honest, if you understand what I mean. I guess I'll listen to more of her to see if the promise holds up.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 23, 2018, 01:58:19 PM
Had to share this one :D

Key & Peele - Country Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRdkrDk0BQ0


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 24, 2018, 05:14:03 AM
First Listen: Willie Nelson, 'Last Man Standing'


https://www.npr.org/2018/04/23/602233513/first-listen-willie-nelson-last-man-standing


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on May 08, 2018, 08:05:47 AM
Hank Williams’ Oldest Granddaughter Hilary To Release Debut Album

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/hank-williams-oldest-granddaughter-hilary-release-debut-album/


I just listened to a sample of the debut single "Crazy" and it sounds really nice.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on May 15, 2018, 02:25:38 PM
it's pretty cool to see how Brian Wilson and Tammy Wynette could
even be in the same room together, and yet record a song together.
it just shows how much Brian's tunes have an effect on all cultures
of music, even 'country'.  it's such a heartbreaking recording where
two different worlds collide, but both have experienced the same
torture.  now only if 'stars and stripes' followed more in this path
it would probably have more love from the fans.



I think the problem was the choice of material and the choice of country artists. Regarding the latter, they obviously did go with what was current after they had Willie so they could rush out the album (maybe not littary but you know what I mean). If only they got to the real big country stars and had put a little thought into the song choices; in fact there were some names floating around and iirc Al recorded the accoustic "California saga" as a demo for Merle Haggard (it really does sound like Hag's style). I posted this more than once but here's a setlist I came up with:



California saga - Merle Haggard
Let the wind blow - Johnny Cash
God only knows - George Jones
Got to know the woman - Jerry Lee Lewis
Forever - Kris Kristofferson
Honkin' down the highway (like the version on "Caroline Now!) - Bobby Bare
The Trader - Waylon Jennings

Add to that Glenn Campbell (why was he not on vol. 1? I think a participation from him should've been a given). Maybe someone could take "Hold on dear brother" or "We got love".

While looking through some old postings I saw that someone mentioned Ronnie Milsap was considered for "Surfer girl" and Steve Earle for "Shut down", while Hank jr.'s and The Oak Ridge Boys' names were also floating around.
But you see it would've taken work, making sure that you actually get a country sound and arrangements. That didn't happen on Vol 1. And songs like "Shut down" probably wouldn't have worked very well. But maybe Jerry Reed could have worked up something.
I can hear most of the performances of my list in my head. You just need someone who actually knows a little about country music (I'm not tooting my own horn) and the Beach Boys to get a interesting list. Conncections were there: Around this time Don Was was producing both the Highwaymen's last (and best) album and Waylon Jennings' "Waymore's blues Part II" and also he was working with Jerry Lee Lewis on the Killer's "Young blood" album.


Yes Yes! 100 percent agree!  Most of the artists used were pretty mediocre at best.  
I got to like some of Toby's stuff years later, but this is terrible seeing him demolish 'be true to your school'.
You mention 'waymore's blues part II', that's one of my favourite Waylon albums, and a return to RCA.
You are right, imagine if they could have had Glen, Johnny (I could see him doin 'til I die'), probably too morbid
for what they were going for, Jerry Lee, Merle, George Jones was always great with a humourous song, he would
have been a better choice for 'long tall texan' or a cat like Buck Owens.
Then you have some other greats like Bobby Bare, Alan Jackson, Marty Stuart, George Strait and i'll go as far
to say even Garth Brooks, who has a great way of interpreting material...
yeah wow, Hank Jr! that could have been phenomenal or a land mine haha
I even thought about Charlie Rich, but he had just passed on, such a shame losing that guy.

The idea was certainly there, but it just didn't quite hit the mark... I still give it a blast now and then  :-\
 



I got to correct myself. It wasn't Don Was working on the Killer's Young Blood album but Andy Paley. But that takes nothing away from the point I was making. But sorry for the mis-info.

I kinda like Doug Supernaw on "Long tall texan". But yeah, if I'd have to choose between him and Buck Owens, I'd go with the latter. George Jones in my head is reserved for God Only Knows. Man, what he could've done with that song.....  :love



Having the great "Hold on, dear brother" stuck in my head the last couple of days, I just realized that that would've been a fitting one for Waylon. Compare to this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrWcIF1tWdw


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on June 15, 2018, 02:26:04 PM
Willie Nelson On World Cafe

https://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2018/06/12/618912037/willie-nelson-on-world-cafe


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on June 19, 2018, 05:19:55 AM
Willie Nelson Speaks Out on Immigrant Family Separations at Border

https://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/willie-nelson-immigrant-family-separation-border-w521551



Willie Nelson to Donald Trump: ‘Let’s go down to a border detention center together’

http://music.blog.mystatesman.com/2018/06/18/willie-nelson-to-donald-trump-lets-go-down-to-a-border-detention-center-together/



Willie Nelson - Living in the Promiseland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfiqENNv47Q


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on August 05, 2018, 05:30:06 AM
Found this on youtube.


Mother Maybelle's Carter Scratch (Documentary)
Mother Maybelle's Carter Scratch - 1990 - A documentary about her family, her friends, her followers and her style

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-ZjTE5kYg4


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on August 28, 2018, 09:14:25 AM
Willie Nelson sits down with Harvey Levin to discuss his incredible life including his music, family and the time he got high at the White House.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5827126504001/?#sp=show-clips/full-episodes


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ian on August 28, 2018, 11:53:11 AM
I don’t know why but I’ve never been a huge fan of willie, though I respect what he does. I like stardust and the red headed stranger but don’t listen to either that much. The willie songs I listen to the most are luckenbak Texas and patsy clines version of crazy. I like his duet with Dylan on pancho and lefty a lot (more then the original with Merle). Obviously he’s a legend I just find a lot of his albums a little samey-it’s his voice I guess-it isn’t that expressive to me (my loss I’m sure)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 07, 2018, 05:14:54 AM
You probably heard about Burt Reynolds' death. He also was a country recording artist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvUj__QA1Bs



I don’t know why but I’ve never been a huge fan of willie, though I respect what he does. I like stardust and the red headed stranger but don’t listen to either that much. The willie songs I listen to the most are luckenbak Texas and patsy clines version of crazy. I like his duet with Dylan on pancho and lefty a lot (more then the original with Merle). Obviously he’s a legend I just find a lot of his albums a little samey-it’s his voice I guess-it isn’t that expressive to me (my loss I’m sure)

Well, everyone has his own taste and if you don't like his voice than that's fine. During the 80s there's quite some stuff by Willie that I find terrible. His version of "Bridge over troubled water" for example is something I can't listen to. But thankfully those pop productions of the 80s are long gone and he has since found back to his own style. To me he is one of the greatest stylists in american music.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 19, 2018, 11:29:58 AM
From Facebook:


Willie plays a track from ‘My Way’ tonight on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’! Tune in 11:35/10:35c on CBS:

https://willienelson.lnk.to/MyWay






Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 20, 2018, 05:21:52 AM
From Facebook:


Willie plays a track from ‘My Way’ tonight on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’! Tune in 11:35/10:35c on CBS:

https://willienelson.lnk.to/MyWay








Here's the performance:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djk_Hj5vjvA


and an interview by Stephen Colbert:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doOgCn2yVKw


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Ian on September 20, 2018, 05:22:34 AM
I like classic country -like 1960s George Jones and patsy cline. I like early outlaw country but rarely listen to anything recorded after 1985


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 23, 2018, 08:50:54 AM
I like classic country -like 1960s George Jones and patsy cline. I like early outlaw country but rarely listen to anything recorded after 1985


I hear you! It's similar to me. I barely know stuff that's later than the 70s/after the Outlaw movement anymore than superficially. I love the old artists so much


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on September 30, 2018, 09:54:37 AM
Willie Nelson will support Beto O’Rourke campaign for Senate at rally


http://www.msnbc.com/am-joy/watch/willie-nelson-will-support-beto-o-rourke-campaign-for-senate-at-rally-1327366723687?v=railb&


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on October 11, 2018, 09:57:12 AM
Willie has a new single out:


Willie’s new single VOTE ‘EM OUT. Available now
https://willienelson.lnk.to/vote

“The biggest gun we’ve got
Is called the ballot box
So if you don't like who's in there
Vote 'em out...."



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on October 19, 2018, 04:14:31 AM
Posted on Facebook:



𝐀𝐧 𝐀𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐥𝐞 𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞

The waiting finally has come to an end!!

We are proud to announce that the 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐏𝐋𝐄𝐓𝐄 recordings of 𝐋𝐞𝐟𝐭𝐲 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐳𝐞𝐥𝐥 are finally out and available for your listening pleasure!

Here you go!

A package full of superlatives!

20-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 264-page hardcover book. 361 tracks. Total playing time: 867:41 mns.

𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐨𝐧 said about Lefty:
"I Love Lefty Still. Maybe only people my age know his work well, BUT the younger generation should know his music".

.... and we say 'Amen' to that!




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V08KUYJ1Oqo&fbclid=IwAR37N0tPuF8VqHci_WGocXZ8UZjJDb4lSYV2Gju1Jf23CyO2wmTmciVvVkk



(https://www.bear-family.com/media/image/thumbnail/5397102175404-dio_285x255.jpg)


https://www.bear-family.com/frizzell-lefty-an-article-from-life-the-complete-recordings-20-cd-deluxe-box-set-und-book.html?fbclid=IwAR1uOjVfKVprtFJqAsLhVjFGRdE2zIXh-Skqoi6yFwLlOU7NklKRCj6rzOU


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on October 24, 2018, 12:16:31 PM
Dolly Parton reveals track list and album cover for "Dumplin'" original motion picture soundtrack



https://dollyparton.com/life-and-career/dolly-parton-reveals-track-list-and-album-cover-for-dumplin-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/15530?fbclid=IwAR13T4oeXy-OHuAjBlKf7yFV0iR4AWhyLiXxXLebUvyfhHnp4X-7ixxl_QQ


(https://dollyparton.com/dp-uploads/2018/10/Feature-Dumplin.jpg)


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 03, 2018, 06:37:02 AM
Willie on Jimmy Kimmel:


Willie Nelson - "Fly Me To The Moon" and "Vote 'Em Out"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KelWP8yboY&index=11&list=PLs4hTtftqnlB7NOVE-AR5THrDn7YO3g68&fbclid=IwAR2lUvXwXPhj1wfB2io5ywbQuRmmNkbWMdRhEou3HeXQlZXhSeKIJyN1fJA


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 06, 2018, 03:17:49 AM
Here's a review of the Lefty Frizzell box (see above)


Lefty Frizzell: An Article From Life – The Complete Recordings (Bear Family)



Lefty Frizzell
An Article From Life: The Complete Recordings
(Bear Family)

It’s been more than four decades since country/honky tony legend Lefty Frizzell, but his music inspired a slew of musicians that are still around today. The diverse group includes everyone from Willie Nelson to John Fogerty. His music was also a key ingredient that helped launch the careers of the Everly Brothers and Roy Orbison (who was so inspired by the singer that he took the name Lefty Wilbury for tag in band the Traveling Wilburys). So, while a massive 20-disc retrospective box set may seem excessive to some, it’s seems a pretty appropriate tribute to the influence and popularity of Lefty, born William Orville Frizzell.

‘An Article From Life – the Complete Recordings’ is an impressive box put out by Bear Family Records (no stranger to Frizzell re-releases, having released two other compilation sets of his over the years), is a complete collection of all of the country great’s material, amassed over 25 years of recoding – dating back to 1950. And yes, the oft-covered “If You’ve Got the Money (I’ve Got the Time),” one of the best country songs ever penned is there and just the tip of the iceberg. It fits snuggly aside some of his other number one’s like “Always Late (With Your Kisses),” “Saginaw, Michigan” and “I Love You a Thousand Ways” as well as many, many more deeper cuts.

Spread over 361 tracks, this set covers his entire career, up to his death from a massive stroke brought on by alcoholism at the age of 47 in 1975.

Along with the 20 CDs, this beautifully curated box set also includes an audio book spread across eight CDs and a gorgeous LP-sized hardcover book of Frizzell’s life and career. An absolutely brilliant offering for anyone looking for the true heart and genesis of Outlaw country music.
~ John B. Moore


http://innocentwords.com/lefty-frizzell-an-article-from-life-the-complete-recordings-bear-family/?fbclid=IwAR3BIt2M0Tb-Q___4FxntZ1zpAOU6yX1JjWYUpy5Ch6-ruQwaqldNltRVQo


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on November 16, 2018, 11:11:25 AM
The incredible Roy Clark has died.


Country music guitarist Roy Clark dies aged 85

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/nov/16/country-music-guitarist-roy-clark-dies-aged-85




Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 13, 2018, 09:55:27 AM
Now this could be interesting. I love his Jazz series.



First look: Ken Burns' 'Country Music' documentary

https://eu.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2018/12/12/ken-burns-country-music-documentary-first-look/2271184002/




Details Revealed for Upcoming Ken Burns Country Music Documentary

https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/details-revealed-for-upcoming-ken-burns-country-music-documentary/





Rosanne Cash Reflects on ‘Walk the Line’ | Country Music | PBS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hglSPHnF-yw



Marty Stuart on The Mother Church of Country Music | Country Music | PBS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p80gOBTWASc


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on December 17, 2018, 09:28:22 AM
Songwriter Jerry Chesnut has died.

http://theboot.com/jerry-chesnut-dead-dies/


Here are just a couple of songs he wrote:


Jerry Lee Lewis - Another Place Another Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtEdKn5udRk



George Jones - A Good Year For The Roses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgvBwCiCzy0



Elvis Presley - It's Midnight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv2nztdMQcI



Faron Young -- It's Four In The Morning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXWV15YtEcQ



Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on January 14, 2019, 07:21:41 AM
Willie Nelson Proves Less Is More at All-Star Nashville Tribute
Country legend performs with George Strait, Sheryl Crow, Eric Church at a concert taped for TV

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/willie-nelson-george-strait-nashvill-tribute-review-778418/?fbclid=IwAR0gcmUGMPKy36E0EadrtOjzOc_kLg2CY-P8xW98ireQzDmFP4ETeQXzs0U


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on January 22, 2019, 11:18:30 AM
Marty Stuart's collection of country music memorabilia


On stage, Marty Stuart always sparkles, from his cowboy clothes to his virtuosity on the guitar and mandolin. But the country star also has a side gig, as the keeper of Nashville's memories. Stuart has built one of the world's largest private collections of country music memorabilia – 20,000 pieces in all, priceless relics of such artists as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. Mark Strassmann reports.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxku-weB8KY


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 02, 2019, 01:35:54 PM
Now this could be interesting. I love his Jazz series.



First look: Ken Burns' 'Country Music' documentary

https://eu.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2018/12/12/ken-burns-country-music-documentary-first-look/2271184002/




Details Revealed for Upcoming Ken Burns Country Music Documentary

https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/details-revealed-for-upcoming-ken-burns-country-music-documentary/





Rosanne Cash Reflects on ‘Walk the Line’ | Country Music | PBS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hglSPHnF-yw



Marty Stuart on The Mother Church of Country Music | Country Music | PBS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p80gOBTWASc





Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ Documentary Gets Premiere Date, Live Concert

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/ken-burns-country-music-documentary-premiere-date-live-concert-788307/?fbclid=IwAR2Il79UlmnBiogUxzRmnYwiLnTC0juAyaQUM09_aQChOT1wpAvoHU7pzsk


And the website - including more preview clips:

https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/country-music?utm_source=promourl&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=countrymusic_2019?utm_source=promourl&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=countrymusic_2019


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 11, 2019, 07:25:37 AM
Dolly Parton: Legend

We've been singing along for decades with Dolly Parton, the poor girl from the Great Smoky Mountains who became the glitzy queen of country glamour. She's still at it 24/7, still writing her legacy one song at a time, without a thought for the "R" word. Tony Dokoupil talked with the entertainer, who has sold more than 100 million albums, and who is the Grammys' 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year for her charity work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj9CdCHCzlQ


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 13, 2019, 07:41:17 AM
17 years ago today Waylon Jennings died. So here's for Ol' Waylon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PxfBy6fB-s


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on February 22, 2019, 01:56:59 AM
News about Loretta Lynn:


Loretta Needs Your Prayers As Her Condition Takes A Turn For The Worse, Please Pray

http://direktlajme.live/loretta-needs-your-prayers-as-her-condition-takes-a-turn-for-the-worse-please-pray/?fbclid=IwAR3B1EcFuNgB1XPGANYvH9uAxM1DCK8KFOote0ZY1XVfibXH1satN1M-7Is


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 18, 2019, 11:45:13 AM
WVPB presents special sneak peek of ‘Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns’

A screening and concert featuring Kathy Mattea and Charlie McCoy celebrating Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns will be held April 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre in the Creative Arts Center at West Virginia University in Morgantown.

(https://www.wvpublic.org/sites/wvpn/files/styles/medium/public/201902/wv_country_music_fb_event_image.png)


https://www.wvpublic.org/post/wvpb-presents-special-sneak-peek-country-music-film-ken-burns#stream/0






Here's an interview with Burns:


With ‘Country Music,’ Ken Burns tunes into a sound that is uniquely American

https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2019/03/07/with-country-music-ken-burns-tunes-into-sound-that-uniquely-american/2RJpTimXGuSpi2S4L13xgN/story.html





And more:


Ken Burns turns to an American phenomenon for his next PBS extravaganza

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/03/03/ken-burns-turns-to-country-music-for-his-next-pbs-extravaganza/








And here is the description of this documentary from Burns' official website:



Country Music will chronicle the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of our nation.  From southern Appalachia’s songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking western swing of Texas, from California honky tonks to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, we will follow the evolution of country music over the course of the twentieth century, as it eventually emerged to become America’s music.

It will be directed and produced by Ken Burns; written and produced by Dayton Duncan; and produced by Julie Dunfey—Emmy-award winning creators of PBS’s most-acclaimed and most-watched documentaries for more than a quarter century, including The Civil War, Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, The Dust Bowl, and many more.

Country Music will be a sweeping, multi-episode series, exploring the questions, “What is country music?” “Where did it come from?” while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it—from the Carter family, Jimmie Rodgers and Bob Wills, to Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more—as well as the times in which they lived.  And like the music itself, Country Music will tell unforgettable stories—stories of the hardships and joys shared by everyday people.

We will trace its origins in minstrel music, ballads, hymns, and the blues, and its early years when it was called hillbilly music played across the airwaves on radio station barn dances. We will see how Hollywood B movies instituted the fad of singing cowboys like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, and watch how the rise of juke joints after World War II changed the musical style by bringing electric guitars and pedal steel guitars to the forefront.  We will follow the rise of bluegrass music with Bill Monroe and we will note how one of country music’s offspring—rockabilly—mutated into rock and roll in Memphis.  And we’ll see how Nashville slowly became not just the mecca of country music, but “Music City USA.” All the while, we will note the constant tug of war between the desire to make country music as mainstream as possible and the periodic reflexes to bring it back to its roots.



http://kenburns.com/films/country-music/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 28, 2019, 01:45:31 PM
Filmmaker Ken Burns stops at Sun Studio; here's why he was in Memphis

https://eu.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2019/03/26/ken-burns-country-music-documentary-memphis-sun-studio/3269016002/


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on March 28, 2019, 04:41:34 PM
Hello. 2 Rocker - being country fan, can you tell who's your 3 favorite country singer-musicians? Thanks in advance.


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on March 29, 2019, 09:57:01 AM
Hello. 2 Rocker - being country fan, can you tell who's your 3 favorite country singer-musicians? Thanks in advance.


Well, first I have to tell you that I'm absolutely not-knowing about modern country music. Basically everything that came after the 70s is not my thing. I can't stand the sound, the singing, all of that crap. I am a fan of what George Jones called "real country music", I guess it would be called "traditional country" these days. Anyway, just so you know that I can't say a lot about modern country.

And it's hard for me to pick anyone. I don't look at who's the best and so on. A great singer is a great singer and doesn't need to be compared that way to other people. But those who I always come back to are Hank Williams sr., George Jones, and certainly Waylon Jennings although I still need to learn much more about his catalogue. I listened to a couple of his albums from his prime and they are terrific. Looks like the albums I randomly bought where not on that level, although still very good.
On another day I'd say Jimmie Rodgers, Willie Nelson, and Ray Price. And on another day yet other people, so it's really not "my top 3". I just love that music and it has to offer so much and so many great artists.

What are your favorites?


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 05, 2019, 12:23:17 PM
'Country Music' documentary makes its Mississippi debut




PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) - Philadelphia is getting ready for a night out on the town with country music legend Marty Stuart. Famed director Ken Burns’ 8-part, 16-hour documentary, 'Country Music' makes its Mississippi debut Thursday night at the Ellis Theatre, in Stuart’s hometown.

The Grammy Award winning artist loaned his voice and knowledge to the film that covers the genre’s evolution over the 20th century.

Stuart and Dayton Duncan, one of the film’s producers, say they can’t wait to share the film with the public.

“This guy. This guy is in the film more than anyone else because he knows so much about this music. He taught us. I’ll show clips about the Father of Country Music Jimmie Rodgers, too,” says Duncan.

Tickets for the event have sold out. The documentary will also be shown Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Meridian at Peavey headquarters.



https://www.wtok.com/content/news/Country-Music-documentary-makes-its-Mississippi-debut.html?fbclid=IwAR0iHIupwaasple03JnMWnRPGXkCO7eo5-H4d79k20R_FlQFFDjmWgb2x_Q


Title: Re: COUNTRY MUSIC
Post by: Rocker on April 30, 2019, 04:27:21 AM
Today is international day of Jazz, so I have this for you:


Jimmie Rodgers - Blue Yodel 9 (with Louis Armstrong and Lil Hardin Armstrong)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA9Y9FkxJZo



The story:

Louis Armstrong and Jimmie Rodgers: Jazz Meets Country Music, Hollywood 1930

https://vintagebandstand.blogspot.com/2015/05/louis-armstrong-and-jimmie-rodgers-jazz.html



When Satchmo was a guest on the Johnny Cash show, the two of them performed this song live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6F7pIF4zOU


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on May 10, 2019, 12:48:17 AM
How Ken Burns' New Documentary Will 'Redefine What People Think of As Country Music'

https://www.billboard.com/amp/articles/columns/country/8510567/ken-burns-country-music-documentary-interview?fbclid=IwAR0CDST-66M7lk5c3473Iqr2EszqMsJpP9lF5nYApPRBl1jN_t88izqp3Qg


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on May 10, 2019, 11:48:03 AM
I'm really looking forward to this series. There have been other documentaries about the Carter Family but not nearly enough about Jimmie Rodgers. I can listen to those pioneers all day.
I hope it will help me appreciate some of the later country recordings , although I don't know if I'll ever like the offerings over the last 20 years or so. Most are way overproduced for my liking.


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on May 10, 2019, 11:55:30 AM
I'm really looking forward to this series. There have been other documentaries about the Carter Family but not nearly enough about Jimmie Rodgers. I can listen to those pioneers all day.


Yes! That stuff is soooo good!  :)



Quote
I hope it will help me appreciate some of the later country recordings , although I don't know if I'll ever like the offerings over the last 20 years or so. Most are way overproduced for my liking.


I don't think the documentary will go very much into the new country scene (which of course is already a couple of decades old). If I understand correctly it is about traditional or classical country.


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on May 13, 2019, 05:52:32 AM
Ken Burns previews "Country Music" documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr92-HcuoVE


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on May 31, 2019, 01:21:21 PM
More of Ken Burns' new documentary about Country Music:


Ken Burns Visits the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol TN/VA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHQ3mf2585s



Ken Burns hits the road to promote country music doc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-clonWiYEO8




Official Trailer | Country Music | A Film by Ken Burns | PBS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fZ_S_wlx0Q


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on June 01, 2019, 12:53:43 AM
Our own Jeremy Roberts interviewed Lorrie Morgan. She also talked about der recording "Don't worry baby" with the Beach Boys:



Guaranteed to knock ’em dead: The marvelous voice of Lorrie Morgan

https://medium.com/@jeremylr/guaranteed-to-knock-em-dead-the-marvelous-voice-of-lorrie-morgan-311968eb998d?fbclid=IwAR0Xsk7KMP2drhefDHa6fFpaN644zGz3WsYeTXYrCJUkQJg4VuzTBBZMqVA


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on June 13, 2019, 09:12:46 AM
The soundtrack to Ken Burns' "Country music" is up for pre-order:


Various Artists - Country Music - A Film By Ken Burns (The Soundtrack) - Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA_lDXSteW8



"If you write the truth and you're writing about your life, it's going to be country. It'll be country 'cause you're writing what's happening. And that's all a good song is." Loretta Lynn COUNTRY MUSIC, the eight-part, 16-hour film by Ken Burns, chronicles the creation of a truly American genre of music through the songs and stories of its greatest trailblazers. Country Music A Film By Ken Burns (The Soundtrack) includes more than 40 timeless classics as heard in the film on 2 CDs, including songs by The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and many more.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S86HPVJ?fbclid=IwAR1gWopl5lI-K-I_X6rYBJSWRhOn03R7ESwMuu-EADRQmZHHgGIiKvWL-Vk&tag=linkfire03-20&ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&ascsubtag=828bdda3d0d6873a488a9ab45eab2fbc


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Steven on June 16, 2019, 04:51:55 AM
  I picked up a Tom T. Hall collection at Half Price Books yesterday. Had almost forgotten about this guy! Despite the mawkish "I Love", Hall had a singular gift for storytelling and detail. Progressive country from the 70s at its best!


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on June 17, 2019, 02:37:46 AM
  I picked up a Tom T. Hall collection at Half Price Books yesterday. Had almost forgotten about this guy! Despite the mawkish "I Love", Hall had a singular gift for storytelling and detail. Progressive country from the 70s at its best!


Oh yes! He has a very distinctive style of songwriting. You can almost tell if a song was written by him just because it's so different to the other things. Probably my favorite of his is "That's how I got to Memphis". Such a beautiful song! There are a lot of versions of course, a. o. a recording by Solomon Burke on his "Nashville"-album, just voice and accoustic guitar. Wonderful!
There's also his "Ballad of forty Dollars" which was covered by Jerry Lee Lewis on his Vegas live album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7U-7ZR8SEs


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on June 18, 2019, 02:01:15 AM
Willie's son and band was on Colbert last night:


Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Perform 'Bad Case'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2llzqhp6MI


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on June 26, 2019, 11:47:23 AM
Awesome!!  :o


Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ Series to Release Massive Soundtrack
Five-disc box set will be available on August 30th


https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/ken-burns-country-music-documentary-soundtrack-847764/?fbclid=IwAR2X_LLceTiFoBz7JfccptdhVWjeAioeICbm_zKHPHOz9Zuku-FhGiKkyN4



Here's the tracklist:


Disc One

    “Can the Circle Be Unbroken (Bye and Bye)” – Carter Family
    “Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8)” – Jimmie Rodgers
    “Barbara Allen” – Bradley Kincaid
    “I’ll Fly Away” – James and Martha Carson
    “If the River Was Whiskey” – Charlie Poole with the North Carolina Ramblers
    “Fox Chase” – DeFord Bailey
    “Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standin’ on the Corner)” – Jimmie Rodgers
    “Wildwood Flower” – Carter Family
    “In the Jailhouse Now” – Jimmie Rodgers
    “Comin’ Round the Mountain” – Uncle Dave Macon and Sam McGee
    “Pretty Polly” – Coon Creek Girls
    “T.B. Blues” – Jimmie Rodgers
    “Mountain Dew” – Grandpa Jones and His Grandchildren
    “Home on the Range” – Gene Autry
    “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart” – Patsy Montana and the Prairie Ramblers
    “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” – Sons of the Pioneers
    “Keep on the Sunny Side”/ “I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes” – Carter Family
    “The Great Speckled Bird” – Roy Acuff
    “Whoa Babe” – Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
    “New San Antonio Rose” – Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
    “Wabash Cannon Ball” – Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys
    “Mule Skinner Blues” – Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys

Disc Two

    “Honky Tonkin’” – Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
    “It’s Mighty Dark to Travel” – Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
    “New Mule Skinner Blues” – Maddox Brothers and Rose
    “I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)” – Eddy Arnold and His Tennessee Plowboys
    “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” – Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys
    “Molly and Tenbrook” – Stanley Brothers
    “Lovesick Blues” – Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
    “I Saw the Light” – Hank Williams
    “Hey, Good Lookin’” – Hank Williams
    “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” – Kitty Wells
    “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” – Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
    “Jambalaya” – Little Brenda Lee
    “New Step It Up and Go” – Maddox Brothers and Rose
    “I Walk the Line” – Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two
    “Crazy Arms” – Ray Price
    “Bye, Bye Love” – Everly Brothers
    “The Long Black Veil” – Lefty Frizzell
    “El Paso” – Marty Robbins
    “Night Life” – Ray Price
    “Hello Walls” – Faron Young
    “I Fall to Pieces” – Patsy Cline
    “Ring of Fire” – Johnny Cash
    “Crazy” – Patsy Cline
    “I Can’t Stop Loving You” – Ray Charles

Disc Three

    “Dang Me” – Roger Miller
    “I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail” – Buck Owens
    “Don’t Come Home a-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” – Loretta Lynn
    “Coal Miner’s Daughter” – Loretta Lynn
    “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” – Charley Pride
    “Hungry Eyes” – Merle Haggard and the Strangers
    “Mama Tried” – Merle Haggard and the Strangers
    “Harper Valley P.T.A.” – Jeannie C. Riley
    “Don’t Touch Me” – Jeannie Seely
    “Folsom Prison Blues” – Johnny Cash
    “Stand by Your Man” – Tammy Wynette
    “She Thinks I Still Care” – George Jones
    “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” – The Byrds
    “Me and Bobby McGee” – Kris Kristofferson
    “Help Me Make It Through the Night” – Sammi Smith
    “Sunday Morning Coming Down” – Kris Kristofferson
    “Okie From Muskogee” – Merle Haggard and the Strangers
    “Man in Black” – Johnny Cash
    “Girl From the North Country” – Bob Dylan with Johnny Cash
    “Grand Ole Opry Song” – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Disc Four

    “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” – Waylon Jennings
    “Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8)” – Dolly Parton
    “Jolene” – Dolly Parton
    “I Will Always Love You” – Dolly Parton
    “We’re Gonna Hold On – George Jones and Tammy Wynette
    “Texas Cookin’” – Guy Clark
    “If I Needed You” – Townes Van Zandt
    “I Can’t Stop Loving You” – Johnny Rodriguez
    “I’ve Been a Long Time Leaving (But I’ll Be a Long Time Gone)” – Waylon Jennings
    “Love Hurts (Live)” – Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels
    “Boulder to Birmingham” – Emmylou Harris
    “Bluebird Wine” – Emmylou Harris
    “Whiskey River” – Willie Nelson
    “Miles and Miles of Texas” – Asleep at the Wheel
    “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” – Willie Nelson
    “Good Hearted Woman” – Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
    “Family Tradition” – Hank Williams Jr.
    “Seven Year Ache” – Rosanne Cash
    “Pancho and Lefty” – Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
    “He Stopped Loving Her Today” – George Jones

Disc Five

    “Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’” – Ricky Skaggs
    “On the Road Again” – Willie Nelson
    “Amarillo by Morning” – George Strait
    “Somebody Should Leave” – Reba McEntire
    “Diggin’ Up Bones” – Randy Travis
    “Why Not Me” – The Judds
    “Honky Tonk Man” – Dwight Yoakam
    “Streets of Bakersfield” – Dwight Yoakam with Buck Owens
    “Where’ve You Been” – Kathy Mattea
    “I’m No Stranger to the Rain” – Keith Whitley
    “Go Rest High on That Mountain” – Vince Gill
    “Guitar Town” – Steve Earle
    “She’s in Love With the Boy” – Trisha Yearwood
    “Tennessee Flat Top Box” – Rosanne Cash
    “Get Up John” – Emmylou Harris & the Nash Ramblers
    “Uncle Pen” – Ricky Skaggs
    “I Still Miss Someone” – Rosanne Cash
    “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on July 18, 2019, 01:35:52 AM
Worth a read:


The progressive core of country music

These kinds of negative projections of the people who have made country music, and have listened to it, linger even today. The stereotype is that they all harbor conservative political and social beliefs, setting them as sexist, racist, jingoistic, and fundamentalist Christian by nature. But this image is a lie. Right from the start, country music spoke up with a progressive voice.

https://theweek.com/articles/851495/progressive-core-country-music?utm_source=links&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=facebook&fbclid=IwAR21Qp-y6sAc-PvciFQ_GN5uywY_FodGNQlIMtuxEnYYzeXco-4zqokuUSo


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on July 29, 2019, 12:09:11 PM
Watch Trailer For Lifetime’s Cline/Lynn Country Drama ‘Patsy & Loretta’
Starring Megan Hilty as Cline and Jessie Mueller as Lynn, the film is due to debut in October.


https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/trailer-patsy-and-loretta-film/?fbclid=IwAR1tFZzHF-brIN3Bi3EP50V4MyYrkvto5HXeZfgLt4neV-nMCfGDfm53wPQ


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on August 18, 2019, 05:17:02 AM
Various - History: The Bakersfield Sound - Country Music Capital Of The West 1940 - 1974 (10-CD)


10-CD boxed set (LP-format) with 224 page hardcover book, 299 tracks. Total playing time approx. 738 minutes.

- The compelling story of how a country music cottage industry transformed Bakersfield into the Country Music Capital of the West, sometimes called ‘Nashville West’, a serious challenge to Nashville's commercial country dominance.
- This first sprawling multi-disc anthology begins with 1940s field recordings of migrants, all the way through 1974, with profiles on each artist.
- Including a larger number of previously unreleased studio and live recordings, radio recordings and demos.
- A treasure trove of Bakersfield history presenting country music stars Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, guitar hero Don Rich and dozens of artists like Ferlin Husky, Dallas Frazier, Jean Shepard, Wynn Stewart, Tommy Duncan, Red Simpson, Kay Adams, Duck Curless, Joe Maphis, David Frizzell, The Gosdin Brothers, Clarence White a.m.o.
- From hits to deep cuts to alternate takes to album tracks to live material, this set dives deeper into the Bakersfield Sound than ever before.Full-color illustrated 224-page hardcover book with a plethora of photos, many shown here for the first time, and track-by-track commentary .
- In depth analysis by Grammy-nominated Bakersfield Sound historian Scott B. Bomar.
- Foreword by Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett.


https://www.bear-family.com/various-country-music-history-the-bakersfield-sound-1940-1974-10-cd.html





The Bakersfield Sound 1940 - 1974 (10-CD) - Bear Family Records

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rphxMta6xuQ


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: SBonilla on August 18, 2019, 05:00:23 PM
Wow! That Bakersfield set looks fantastic. Bear, you've done it again!

Growing up in Northern California, I heard a lot of Country on KRAK and quite a bit of the crossover stuff on KROY and KXOA. My mom loved Western Swing - maybe that's why she bought my first two guitars from Tiny Moore. I didn't realize how much Western music I had heard and absorbed while growing up until many years down the road.

Funny connection: my boss at Capitol Records was the son of Buck Owens' manager, Jack McFadden.


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on August 23, 2019, 09:11:26 AM
Official Extended Trailer | Country Music | A Film by Ken Burns | PBS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVOZl671ssY


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on August 29, 2019, 01:16:59 AM
R.I.P. Donnie Fritts


Donnie Fritts, Songwriter and Kris Kristofferson Sideman, Dead at 76

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/donnie-fritts-songwriter-dead-obit-877617/?fbclid=IwAR1T1dt99pt0JgUfHHSZfhO1fjDincAhCJduHW4L9k6-EbthuV-rYvabXyc


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on September 07, 2019, 01:18:38 AM
If you live in the U.S. you can watch a 25 mins. clip of the documentary:



PBS Previews: Country Music

This September, Ken Burns tells the story of Country Music. Now, catch a special preview of this exciting series. Meet the filmmakers, go behind the scenes, and enjoy exclusive clips from the films.
Full Length 25m 41s


https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/country-music/



Plus there will be a concert streamed from the Ryman tomorrow to celebrate the movie:



Country Music: Live at the Ryman Concert Trailer
Join celebrated musicians for a concert celebrating the film by Ken Burns. Hosted by Burns and featuring performances and appearances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam and more. Tune in and stream to this concert special Sept. 8 at 8/7c.
Preview 30s


https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/country-music/




Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on September 11, 2019, 02:42:09 AM
Talking with Ken Burns before "Country Music" premieres

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS8Hyafz9K4



Ken Burns Discusses His New Docuseries, ‘Country Music’ | TODAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBB-z4ockpk



Vince Gill on Race in Ken Burns' Country Music Doc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkEYZoO8ZH8


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on September 11, 2019, 08:49:53 AM
I taped the Ryman concert and watched a part of it - tribute songs for Jimmie Rodgers, Sons of the Pioneers, Bob Wills, and Bill Monroe (and Earl Scruggs).
Great so far. However, although the Carter Family was mentioned no song was played by them. Perhaps they'll honor them later in the program.
This really shows the variety of forms "Country Music" has taken.

Really looking forward to the Ken Burns series.


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Gettin Hungry on September 11, 2019, 11:53:21 AM
Here's a cool article on the Ken Burns documentary, along with an interview with Rhiannon Giddens: https://bittersoutherner.com/whos-country-ken-burns-country-music-rhiannon-giddens (https://bittersoutherner.com/whos-country-ken-burns-country-music-rhiannon-giddens)

Looking forward to the series.


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on September 14, 2019, 09:03:31 AM
Ken Burns on the true roots of country music

Over the past 30 years, the films of Ken Burns have covered the Civil War, the Vietnam War, baseball, jazz and more. His latest project, chronicling the story of country music from the hollers of West Virginia to the fields of California, may be his most emotional. “CBS This Morning: Saturday” co-host Jeff Glor sat down with Burns this week here in New York and one of the film's stars in Nashville to look beyond any current definition of country music and uncover its true roots.


https://www.cbsnews.com/video/ken-burns-explores-the-true-roots-of-country-music-in-new-documentary/?fbclid=IwAR1VsV2sEcX6jQ4aHrBAGn7X9BmxVYnxKhgLRiTT7hiHTOEjiQZMt2v-LiE


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on September 16, 2019, 04:50:59 AM
The New York Times has a nice review on Burns' documentary. Did any of you watch the movie?


Ken Burns on his country music love story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_7gcq5AYrg



Interestingly the documentary featured as of yet unknown footage of Elvis and Johnny Cash together:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QHR7Dc8Bx8


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: thelonelysea on September 16, 2019, 06:31:51 PM
I haven't watched it yet, but Bristol locals are really excited about how much time they spend on the Bristol Sessions. The Carters, Jimmie Rodgers are all local heroes around here. Excited for the rockabilly episode too.


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on September 19, 2019, 06:11:24 AM
From MSNBC:

Ken Burns On Secrets Of Country Music's History Uncovered In New Documentary


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VE5manOKig


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on September 27, 2019, 03:30:19 AM
Ken Burns 'Country Music' viewers guide: Eight episodes, 16 hours and hundreds of songs document the genre


https://eu.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/country-mile/2019/09/26/ken-burns-country-music-stream-episode-highlights/3776370002/


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Ian on September 27, 2019, 04:03:08 AM
Haven’t seen much of George Jones yet in the first four and he is the king of country but it is not bad. Though as a reviewer noted the show is very uncritical of the music. Also I wish he’d play whole clips instead of always jumping away to a talking head in the middle of a song.


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on September 27, 2019, 12:00:04 PM
I've taped all of the episodes but have only been able to watch the first one. Hope to be able to watch a couple tomorrow.
I really enjoyed the first episode . I realize that there were so many greats in Country music over the past 90 plus years of recordings and some are not going to get their due. Hopefully those who haven't had stand alone documentaries will have them. Over the past few years I've seen docs on the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Cash, Charley Pride, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson...

Ordered the Big book that is associated with this . It's supposed to have valuable info and photos. I'll either get it tomorrow or Monday.



Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Ian on September 27, 2019, 06:48:20 PM
Obviously from my POV the documentary has nowhere to go but down-let’s be honest modern country is mostly just pop music for non-urbanites. There’s not much to discuss after 1990 or so.....


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on September 28, 2019, 06:31:19 AM
Obviously from my POV the documentary has nowhere to go but down-let’s be honest modern country is mostly just pop music for non-urbanites. There’s not much to discuss after 1990 or so.....


That's my impression as well. Or as Tom Petty said "Modern Country bands are like bad Rock bands with a fiddle".  :-D





st few years I've seen docs on the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Cash, Charley Pride, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson...

Ordered the Big book that is associated with this . It's supposed to have valuable info and photos. I'll either get it tomorrow or Monday.




That's cool! Let us know how you like it.
Unfortunately I have to wait until the documentary airs on german TV. Maybe I can stream it before that.




Haven’t seen much of George Jones yet in the first four and he is the king of country but it is not bad. Though as a reviewer noted the show is very uncritical of the music. Also I wish he’d play whole clips instead of always jumping away to a talking head in the middle of a song.


I was wondering about the same, why George Jones is only included with a couple of songs. But I guess you have to make those decisions. I once saw a (BBC?) documentary about Country Music which was pretty good all in all but didn't even mention the Possum.
A friend wondered why Conway Twitty wasn't included, and I said that that's probably because he wasn't as epoch-making, though he had so many hits. You could also argue that Jerry Lee Lewis should've been included on the soundtrack, since his stuff from the late 60s/early 70s was among the best Country records around. But those records where not a "new" style in Country.
I guess as it is with documentaries, the movie is not supposed to be the last word on Country, but to serve as a key to understand it and a start to explore it.


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on September 28, 2019, 07:53:47 AM
Obviously from my POV the documentary has nowhere to go but down-let’s be honest modern country is mostly just pop music for non-urbanites. There’s not much to discuss after 1990 or so.....

That's generally my impression of modern country music as well. Hoping that perhaps the documentary might bring a pleasant surprise or two.
I do like some of the post 1990 work, some of George Strait or Ricky Skaggs.
But I don't listen to any of the radio stations playing modern country. I had to share an office for a few years with someone who had the local country station on. Most of the songs seemed overproduced and formulaic. There was one song in particular that drove me nuts and it was on heavy rotation . The refrain included lyrics where the guy didn't care that he "didn't know the difference between Iraq and Iran". Arggh!


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Ian on September 28, 2019, 10:06:15 AM
Yeah-I just think Garth brooks was the dividing line-when country just became pop and power ballads with a cowboy hat or a mullet.  I never had much time for him or Reba or Trisha Yearwood or Alabama or whoever. Alan Jackson, Randy Travis And George strait are neo-traditionalists so I like them better but none of them grab me like haggard or George Jones or Patsy Cline.


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: JK on September 28, 2019, 01:05:09 PM
Disc Five

    “Guitar Town” – Steve Earle

I'm no fan of country by any stretch of the imagination. But looking through these discs, something moved me to give this track a listen--and it's beautiful!

Maybe it's the Duane Eddy-style guitar that does it for me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otTW0JczoGQ


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on October 06, 2019, 08:30:14 AM
The Byrds Meet Earl Scruggs & Band - Circa 1971

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTHK-97Y53Y


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Ian on October 06, 2019, 08:59:00 AM
The Beach Boys and Earl were on the same bill in Kentucky on May 17 1974


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on October 25, 2019, 01:42:02 AM
Toby Keith appeared on Colbert last night. OMG, this sucks so much:


Toby Keith Performs "That's Country Bro"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwXuRE32_t4


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on November 04, 2019, 08:56:29 AM
So, Ken Burns' "Country music" will also be shown on BBC 4:


Country Music by Ken Burns: Trailer | BBC Trailers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DObADkFFS0o


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on November 06, 2019, 12:47:49 PM
The Story Behind Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” - Drunk History

Dolly Parton wrote the song “I Will Always Love You” for her former manager Porter Wagoner, and she stayed true to that promise for decades afterward.

About Drunk History:
Based on the popular web series, Drunk History is the liquored-up narration of our nation's history. Host Derek Waters, along with an ever-changing cast of actors and comedians, travels across the country to present the rich tales that every city in this land has to offer. Booze helps bring out the truth. It's just that sometimes the truth is a little incoherent.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK40qogSdFI


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on November 26, 2019, 12:56:04 PM
Thanksgiving week is here and for Black Friday your indie record store should have an exclusive Willie 7” “Sometimes Even I Can Get Too High.” It’s a new song recorded during the sessions to the Grammy nominated Ride Me Back Home and the B side is “It’s All Going To Pot,” the Willie/Merle Haggard favorite from 2015. For more info and to find the closest participating store.

https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/11799


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on December 03, 2019, 01:43:34 PM
Shocking:


Willie Nelson says he stopped smoking pot to 'take better care' of himself

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/music/willie-nelson-says-he-stopped-smoking-pot-take-better-care-n1095081





Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on December 03, 2019, 02:19:56 PM
Kris Kristofferson Never Gives Up on His Dream (feat. Johnny Knoxville) - Drunk History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmQr0Or_jZo


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on February 06, 2020, 01:57:16 PM
Loretta Lynn Says True Country Music Is Dead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOmWdNen0rI


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: JK on February 07, 2020, 04:47:24 AM
Loretta Lynn Says True Country Music Is Dead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOmWdNen0rI

Food for thought... Do you agree with her, Rocker?


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on February 07, 2020, 01:54:27 PM
Loretta Lynn Says True Country Music Is Dead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOmWdNen0rI

Food for thought... Do you agree with her, Rocker?


Well, you don't argue with Loretta Lynn.


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: JK on February 08, 2020, 03:39:00 AM
Loretta Lynn Says True Country Music Is Dead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOmWdNen0rI

Food for thought... Do you agree with her, Rocker?

Well, you don't argue with Loretta Lynn.

 :P


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on February 12, 2020, 12:45:50 PM
Willie Nelson's drummer Paul English died.


Longtime Willie Nelson Drummer Paul English Dead at 87

https://tasteofcountry.com/willie-nelson-drummer-paul-english-dead/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral


It's this Paul that Willie wrote his "Me and Paul" about.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uSFw165Qk0


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: JK on February 12, 2020, 12:59:38 PM
Willie Nelson's drummer Paul English died.


Longtime Willie Nelson Drummer Paul English Dead at 87

https://tasteofcountry.com/willie-nelson-drummer-paul-english-dead/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral


It's this Paul that Willie wrote his "Me and Paul" about.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uSFw165Qk0

Sad news. Seems he had a pretty wild life before (and maybe even after) joining Willie. May he rest in peace.

Pretty song too.


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on February 29, 2020, 10:22:49 AM
Without Getting Killed or Caught - Official Trailer (2020)


This 95-minute documentary follows Guy Clark, Susanna Clark, and Townes Van Zandt as they rise from obscurity to reverence: Guy, the Pancho to Van Zandt’s Lefty, struggling to establish himself as the Dylan Thomas of American music, while Susanna pens hit songs and paints album covers for top artists, and Townes spirals in self-destruction after writing some of Americana music’s most enduring and influential ballads. Based on the diaries of Susanna Clark and Saviano’s 2016 book Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, the film tells the saga from Susanna’s point of view, with Academy Award- winner Sissy Spacek voicing Susanna’s narration.
 Without Getting Killed or Caught (the title comes from Clark’s song, “L.A. Freeway”) also offers poignant reflections from Clark’s closest friends and musical allies, most prominently Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Vince Gill, Verlon Thompson, and Terry and Jo Harvey Allen, as well as record  executive Barry Poss. The film, partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign, makes good use of Clark’s songs, family photographs and archives, vintage film footage, and radio talk shows on which Clark appeared solo and in tandem with Van Zandt. The real emotional zing, however, comes from Susanna’s pained remembrances, culled from her private journals and secret audio diaries, as well as taped conversations that Susanna made of the trio and of the “salon” that regularly gathered around them--all serving as witnesses to this seemingly fated intersection of love, art, and tragedy.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGWMsBa6gQQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3QlbDhVQKOhVPekvrRmGcQh_A1Mj-MaRPHKd72IF3S5i4iWktfMYCF6cM




Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on March 01, 2020, 11:08:27 AM
Bobby Bare to Release Lost Album of Shel Silverstein Songs, ‘Great American Saturday Night’



https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/bobby-bare-shel-silverstein-new-album-958882/?fbclid=IwAR0_CLiPQd5wp5-3EXX3Uw2Wx8pW5Ns2SczePVzFqnRWURCtUd50jbvIMJs


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on March 16, 2020, 11:18:22 AM
Johnny Cash’s Fruitful But Often Overlooked Chapter On Mercury Records Reexamined With Suite Of Newly Remastered Releases Including Comprehensive Six Album Vinyl And CD Box Sets, ‘The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991’, And New Greatest Hits, ‘Easy Rider: The Best Of The Mercury Recordings’


(https://storage.googleapis.com/afs-prod/media/fa5a38dad6588f29debb819c552d578e/400.jpeg)

https://apnews.com/721c3c23ea34d10c4277cd3f6735084c


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: Rocker on March 21, 2020, 02:37:00 AM
Kenny Rogers, country music star, dies aged 81

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/21/kenny-rogers-country-music-star-dies-aged-81


Title: Re: Country Music
Post by: mtaber on March 21, 2020, 07:43:13 AM
Kenny Rogers and the First Edition had a show on Canadian TV back in the ‘70’s.  One time Kenny and the group were about to do a song, Kenny introduced it by saying something like “Brian Wilson spent 6 months making this record, and over the next 3 and 1/2 minutes, we’re gonna totally destroy it,”. They then did Good Vibrations.