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Old 11-04-11, 09:49 AM
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Not gonna say its my favorite country song. But, boy is this a tasty take on a country classic...

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Old 11-04-11, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
Mother Maybelle Carter...

With Sara Carter in 1970... they were true pioneers of this genre of music starting their recording history in 1927 and country, bluegrass, folk, pop and and even rock and roll owe them a great debt.

If you play a guitar it may be because Maybelle Carter is one of the first musicians to popularize an instrument that is essential to country music...

"It has been noted by that 'by the end of the twenties, Maybelle Carter "scratch" ... was the most widely imitated guitar style in music. Nobody did as much to popularize the guitar, because from the beginning, her playing was distinctive as any voice.'"
—quoted in The Bristol Sessions: Writings About the Big Bang of Country Music (2005)"
I've been pretty fortunate to have played at the Carter Fold. It's definitely an experience for those that venture through the Southwest Virginia area. Sadly, when I played there I had just broken my collarbone, couldn't take my pain meds so I could play, and the bone actually shifted during the show. It's not one of my fondest playing memories. Jeanette was still alive at the time. I got to talk to her very briefly; was definitely a cool experience.
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Old 11-04-11, 02:42 PM
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Rawlings is incredible. Check out his live version of Time, The Relevator. Here's another guy that visited the crossroads:
I happened to find that Malaguena about a month ago and loved it. Sent it to my father and...he hated it.

I hope there was a tornado going when my apple fell from the tree.

A favorite of mine is Willie Nelson's version of "Funny How Time Slips Away"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZaZqx9v3dU&feature=fvst

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Old 11-05-11, 01:23 AM
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Ole Shep--Wilf Carter and many others.
Cowboys lament--Tex Ritter
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Old 11-05-11, 06:04 PM
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My Heart is Broken - Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
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Old 11-06-11, 12:36 PM
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Whichever one ends the fastest
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Old 11-06-11, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by rkelley23 View Post
Whichever one ends the fastest
dismissing an entire genre....a bit narcissistic to make sure we all know what good taste you have wouldn't you say?
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Old 11-06-11, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by daredevil View Post
dismissing an entire genre....a bit narcissistic to make sure we all know what good taste you have wouldn't you say?
Nope, Just answering the posted question of what my favorite country song is.
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Old 11-06-11, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by rkelley23 View Post
Nope, Just answering the posted question of what my favorite country song is.
my question was rhetorical
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Old 11-06-11, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by rkelley23 View Post
Nope, Just answering the posted question of what my favorite country song is.

And here it is C&W fans, rkelley23's favorite country song. It's actually got some tasty licks.
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Old 03-14-14, 04:23 PM
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One of the greatest songs ever written in any genre.

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Old 03-14-14, 04:36 PM
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Dwight, Merle, Cash, Hank, Shaver so many great choices here. Also, the Yahoos are a lot of fun. I love everything Dan Baird does. And he produced a few Chris Knight records.
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Old 03-14-14, 04:40 PM
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I have spent a lot of time driving across the high desert in the dead of night... nothing like having Hank Williams keep you company and sometimes you just have to stop with the windows down, sit on the hood, and listen to his voice ring out across the prairies.

You can't miss the steel guitar either... I think this this was integral to Hank's music and having picked up the slide of late you appreciate how good the steel playing was. What is lacks in complexity it makes up for in phrasing and intonation.

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Old 03-14-14, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by mymojo View Post
Sixty-fiver choices are like the special reserve at the back of the wine cellar - the really good stuff.

thanks for reminding me about Don Williams. Its been a couple of years and I had forgotten just how much I like his stuff.
I never said thank you for the compliment... Don Williams is still performing and think you will like this. This rates as another one of those songs that is beyond compare and this cover is absolutely exquisite.


Townes Van Zandt was one of the greatest songwriters who ever lived... and another who left far too early.

Emmy Lou Harris has probably done more to popularize his work than anyone else.
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Old 03-14-14, 04:51 PM
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Iris Dement...

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Old 03-14-14, 06:19 PM
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Not my favorite c&w song, and certainly not the greatest c&w song, but it's the perfect c&w song.
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Old 03-14-14, 06:31 PM
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No real favorite tune but I like Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Faron Young.

More contemporary, The Mavericks. Great foundation in old school country, *****-tonk, swing and Creole.
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Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
When I read this, my initial thought was "I don't like country music. I don't have a favorite". Then I remembered I have Poncho and Lefty and Patsy Cline Cds. Oh well. I must say I don't care much for the current crop of "country music" though.
And I ride my dirt bike on Loretta Lynn's land. Nice people, the Lynns. Sat and talked to her daughters and son a few times. They just "regular people". Been in Cissy's little store quite a few times. Laid out trails for rides on their land many times. Her son is quite the character.
Tell her she's got a long-time fan over in the cycling forum. This is a real tough choice. Let's just say this is one of the favorites.



And this is an old anthem from my Gypsy paving crew days.

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Old 03-14-14, 06:42 PM
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Jerry Lee Lewis "Another Place, Another Time"

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^^^^^^
Love Jerry Lee's C&W

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
One of the greatest songs ever written in any genre.

So before you jumped in to help revive this corpse did you follow the gravedigger's link? Is it spam? Does it need to be reported? What?

Enquiring minds want to know...
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Old 03-14-14, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
So before you jumped in to help revive this corpse did you follow the gravedigger's link? Is it spam? Does it need to be reported? What?

Enquiring minds want to know...
Country never dies.
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Old 03-14-14, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
One of Canada's favourite sons and the incomparable Anita Carter...


Classic...

Canada's? Hank was American

But There is no other Hank Williams. So much hurt and pain was heard in his songs. And the duet with Anita...Two beautiful voices. That is one of my favorite duets, even if it was just for that show!

I like every single George Strait song, as well. The only country singer who just keeps selling records no matter how country music changes! The King of country!
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Though I like traditional country quite a lot, a black Irish rock star dude sang my favorite country song.

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
Going deep... this is one of the very earliest "country" songs recorded by A.C Roberston and Henry Gilliland in 1922.

The origins of country music stem back hundreds of years and evolved from the traditional folk music of the Maritimes and Appalachians and blended Scottish and Irish songs with black southern influences which brought the banjo and the steel guitar was borrowed from Hawaii as early as 1922.

It is truly international as the influences of country music can be traced to every corner of the globe.

Arkansas Traveller - 1922

This old time music is the music I grew up with... my grandparents had a massive collection of music dating back to the 20's and 30's and were never much for television and my aunts and uncles leaned how to play listening to these old recordings and by jamming with neighbours and friends when they would come together.
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And here's one of the very earliest Western Swing Bands before Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys and after the Light Crust Doughboys (which both Wills and Milton Brown were associated with). Bob Wills grew up close to my hometown incidentally and my best friend's mom used to date the guys in his band when she was a cocktail waitress where they occasionally played.

Anyway this is one of the very first steel guitarists, Bob Dunn playing here for Milton Brown & his Brownies in 1934.....Swing out.

And this is actually a cover of a 1930 song by blues artist Big Bill Broonzy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCZaS1YOq6g

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