Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by fenderesq, Sep 15, 2019.
Anyone know how/where to stream this in Canada?
Well, if he hadn't died, Jimmie Rodgers would be 122 years old.
First episode was great. I had known that A.P. Carter, um, "collected" a lot of the songs that were attributed to him, but I was not aware that the melody of "This Land Is Your Land" didn't originate with Woody Guthrie. And forgive my ignorance, but I hadn't fully understood the extent to which minstrel shows still played a role in early 20th century popular culture.
I started to post a similar comment, and then began to suspect that Dr. Luther's Assistant had his tongue firmly planted in cheek...
Burns is a genius...No matter the subject, and Country Music promises to be a rich one, his films are always captivating and informative...
so. much. blackface.
No. no. no. How can one get the feel, the emotion, the beauty, the craftsmanship of a song if we only get ten seconds of it? Just because the doc says it is great stuff is not enough for viewers. We want to hear it. The darn documentary is 16 hours long. If they ain't playing much music, then what the hell are they going to be doing for 16 hours. It is a doc about country MUSIC! Play some music!
And check out stuff on our own? What are we now to be Ken Burns's researchers? And how can I really tell if I like something or something is worth checking out on my own if I only hear ten seconds of it?!?
Thanks for the info! Do you have the Carter Family 1927-1934 JSP boxed set? I’m eyeing that one, too.
The 2 JSP boxed sets of the Carter Family contain their entire prime catalog, cloned from the Bear Family box. The more Carter Family, the better.
I really enjoyed the first episode.
I didn’t know that the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers made their first recording within days of each other...at the same studio.
I agree completely. The narration is very staid and sounds like something that would have bored me to death as a youngster. I'd prefer someone like Kris Kristofferson, but I still enjoyed the first installment.
It'll be interesting to see if Ken Burns gives Bro-country a nod.
Here is a link to the first episode, the only one to air so far.
“The Rub” (Beginnings – 1933) | Season 1 Episode 1 | Country Music
Unfortunately PBS's stream only works in the USA.
By what they say about it.
Coincidentally, the building in Atlanta where Ralph Peer recorded Fiddlin' John Carson for Okeh Records in 1923 (generally considered the first hit country records) is in danger of being demolished to make way for a 21-story, "Margaritaville"- themed hotel. Now THAT'S progress!
Preservationist hopes state designation might help save historic Atlan
Fortunately, it stops in the '90s so we don't have to witness its sad decline (again).
It is a fantastic compilation and remastered by the very gifted Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York. You should hear how great Sammie Smith's version of Help Me Make It Through The Night sounds with his tender touch on it.
My wife and I watched the first two episodes yesterday. It is fantastic!
Not unexpected. If Ken ever does Rock, I'm sure he'll have roughly the same cut-off point.
Dude, cut off a rock documentary at the nineties? You do realize that one of thee most influential rock bands of all time had their run in the '90s, no? Ever hear of Nirvana?
To do a documentary on rock and roll and not touching upon Nirvana would be like doing a documentary on reggae and not talking about Bob Marley.
There's a multi cd compilation of the historic event called simply The Bristol Sessions. I don't have the details in hand but it should be an easy search.
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