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« Reply #425 on: June 26, 2019, 11:47:23 AM »

Awesome!!  Shocked


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. Cool” – 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. Cool” – 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
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« Reply #426 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
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« Reply #427 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
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« Reply #428 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

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« Reply #429 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.
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« Reply #430 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
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« Reply #431 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
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« Reply #432 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/


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« Reply #433 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
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« Reply #434 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.
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« Reply #435 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

Looking forward to the series.
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« Reply #436 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
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« Reply #437 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
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« Reply #438 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.
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« Reply #439 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
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« Reply #440 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/
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« Reply #441 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.
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« Reply #442 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.

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« Reply #443 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.....
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« Reply #444 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".  Cheesy





st few years I've seen docs on the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Cash, Charley Pride, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson...

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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.
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« Reply #445 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!
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« Reply #446 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.
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« Reply #447 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
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« Reply #448 on: October 06, 2019, 08:30:14 AM »

The Byrds Meet Earl Scruggs & Band - Circa 1971

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTHK-97Y53Y
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« Reply #449 on: October 06, 2019, 08:59:00 AM »

The Beach Boys and Earl were on the same bill in Kentucky on May 17 1974
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