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« 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
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« Reply #1 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
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012, 07:50:15 PM »

a little ode to my home state

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPpnvNlywP8
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« Reply #3 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.


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$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
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« Reply #4 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
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2012, 10:09:19 AM »

Are we allowed to mention Country Love in this thread?  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012, 08:41:35 AM »

Dear God no  Grin


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.
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 10:30:52 AM »

Hank Williams. All the Country you'll ever need. Seek out his Luke The Drifter stuff.
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« Reply #8 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


Check the album out. It's really, really beautiful.
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2012, 02:28:57 PM »

I've been obsessing Doug Sahm's solo stuff lately!

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« Reply #10 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

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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

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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
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I'll bet I'm the sickest of all

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The clock on the wall said it’s later
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In fact it was twenty to four
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In spite of my pride they kicked me outside
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They locked and they bolted the door
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« Reply #11 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.


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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
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« Reply #12 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
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« Reply #13 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

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
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« Reply #14 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





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« Reply #15 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



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
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« Reply #16 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
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« Reply #17 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
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« Reply #18 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
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« Reply #19 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

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« Reply #20 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
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« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2012, 04:12:55 PM »

Lately I've been listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival a lot Smiley is that considered Country?
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« Reply #22 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. 
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« Reply #23 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. 

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« Reply #24 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
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