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Ken Burns’ Country Music on PBS

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by fenderesq, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. KDubATX

    KDubATX A Darby Man Never Says When

    I dozed off trying to watch this a few times, but it did start airing less than a month before I had a new baby born, and I have been getting super drowsy these days. Will give this another shot whenever I see it show up on a streaming service I already have a sub for.
  2. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    He sure does! Perhaps it was intentional? :D
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  3. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Recently purchased the DVD set of this, and I'm only up to disc 3.
    This didn't get an 'airing' here in Australia, like a lot of things.....
    I'm late to the game here, but what a wonderful insight into the beginnings of Country Music with some wonderful
    footage and clear photographs.
    Nice presentation with some legendary artists adding a few comments.
    It wasn't very expensive either and I'm looking forward to the rest of it!
  4. ARL

    ARL Forum Resident

    UK viewers finally got to see the full version of Country Music recently when it was aired on the Freeview channel PBS America.

    I found it easier to take by watching in 20-30 minute segments. One great thing - the morning after I had watched the segment on Waylon Jennings and his outlaw albums, I was browsing through the £5 rack at a newly-opened second hand record store, and there was a copy of "Dreaming My Dreams". Obviously picked up it up, and what a great album it is.
  5. thepigdog

    thepigdog Music and beer

    I've been watching it on PBS on Sunday afternoons. And I am loving it.
  6. The huge companion hardcover is now showing up at Barnes & Noble stores for $15 in their bargain sections.
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  7. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    Thanks for the tip.
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  8. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    Thanks for this, I'll keep an eye on the PSB schedules for another repeat. The BBC one was too much of a slog for me.

  9. The Cat 3

    The Cat 3 Forum Resident

    53rd & 3rd
    Late to the party here, but what a wonderful series this is!

    I came by this through a recommendation of a friend.

    The 5 CD soundtrack is just amazing!

    Someone said earlier in this thread, that watching this series is going to be expensive...

    ...how true is that?!
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  10. Tribute

    Tribute Forum Resident

    First thing is you will need to start out by spending $10,000 on box sets by Bear Family.
  11. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Lillington NC
    naw, just start hitting the bargain bins, thrift shops and yard sales. It's all out there in vinyl form and for cheap.
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  12. Tribute

    Tribute Forum Resident

    If you know Bear Family, you'd know much of the vintage country is not easy to find at all at any price, and a great percent of it was never on LP.

    Used LPs are great for stuff after 1960, but most vintage country is scarce on LP and most of that is extremely worn out.

    But I do agree that looking for used records in the cheap places is a good thing to do.
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  13. BeauZooka

    BeauZooka Forum Resident

  14. lazydawg58

    lazydawg58 Know enough to know how much I don't know

    Lillington NC
    I know Bear Family is a great import label but Carter Family, Stoneman, Gil Tanner, Mainer, etc. are all relatively easy to find along with the 1960s and 70s country. The County, Rounder, Folkways, Vanguard, Sugar Hill and Old Homestead labels did a great job of releasing Bluegrass, Country and Old Time Music by both individual artists like Charlie Poole, The Country Gentlemen, and Riley Puckett and compilations of fiddlers, banjoists, vocalists etc. Which artists are you thinking about that are difficult to find except on Bear Family?
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  15. Spazaru

    Spazaru Angry Samoan

    I mean, just get Spotify. There is a ton of classic country on there. More than you could listen to the rest of your life. I understand wanting physical media, but if you want to learn about the music without going bankrupt, it's the way to go.
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  16. Greenalishi

    Greenalishi Forum Resident

    San Francisco
    I really enjoy the old country lps section at record stores. I’m usually the only one in it. Lots of reasonable prices. A really fun browse. Check out the hot pickers comps. Some really interesting and creative guitar playing. Little less commercial too
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  17. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    I know you posted this back in late December, but back in February when I went to B&N, I scoured their discounted books, and the one here didn't have it on closeout/in the bargain section... I inquired about it at the checkout, and thought I'd order it from them, thinking even if they didn't have it in stock in the store, I'd be able to have them order it for me and that I'd be able to get it at the discounted price you pointed out... I was wrong-When the cashier told me they could order it, she said it'd be $55.00 (I'm a B&N member, so I would have got free shipping since it would have been over the minimum price for free shipment). Hearing it'd be full price, I declined.

    I'm sure the book is worth the price, but since I'm not a diehard book reader, I couldn't justify paying full price for something that might take years for me to get around to reading.
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  18. Interestingly enough, the big hardcover book also started showing up at Ollie's Bargain Outlets for $15.

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