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« Reply #50 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
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« Reply #51 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

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« Reply #52 on: December 16, 2012, 03:16:58 PM »

(I mean, Merle Haggard




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

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« Reply #53 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

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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


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« Reply #54 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
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« Reply #55 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
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« Reply #56 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
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« Reply #57 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. 
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« Reply #58 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

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« Reply #59 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
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« Reply #60 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
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« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2012, 11:10:36 AM »

Well, glad I posted one finally that you've heard before. 
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« Reply #62 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.
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« Reply #63 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. 
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« Reply #64 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
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« Reply #65 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.

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« Reply #66 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)"





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« Reply #67 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)

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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.

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« Reply #68 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. 
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« Reply #69 on: February 13, 2013, 01:21:42 AM »

  What if some psycho tried to break it or something? 


Wouldn't hurt the guitar anymore  Grin

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....
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« Reply #71 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.
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« Reply #72 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

 
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« Reply #73 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
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« Reply #74 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.
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