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« Reply #200 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
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« Reply #201 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!




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

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« Reply #202 on: April 15, 2015, 09:15:01 PM »

https://youtu.be/hj0yV8ZlKMc


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« Reply #203 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
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« Reply #204 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

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« Reply #205 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
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« Reply #206 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

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« Reply #207 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/
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« Reply #208 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

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« Reply #209 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/
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« Reply #210 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.
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« Reply #211 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.
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« Reply #212 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

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« Reply #213 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
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« Reply #214 on: August 20, 2015, 04:27:08 PM »


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


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« Reply #215 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!
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« Reply #216 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...
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« Reply #217 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.

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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)

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« Reply #218 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
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« Reply #219 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
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« Reply #220 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







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« Reply #221 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.

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« Reply #222 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)





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.
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« Reply #223 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. 
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« Reply #224 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




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