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Ken Burns’ Country Music on PBS

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

  1. YooperGlen

    YooperGlen Forum Resident

    Escondido, CA
    Don Maddox, still alive and still performing as late as 2015 at age 92:

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  2. The Beave

    The Beave My Wife Is My Life! And don’t I forget it!

    Angus Young!
    Big Country fan........
  3. zen

    zen Senior Member

    Ken Burns must have mentioned Milton Brown (who co-founded the genre of Western swing) if Bob Wills got extensive screen time. If so, that's pretty cool.
  4. PRW94

    PRW94 Forum Resident

    The Southeast
    He did.

    I'm aware of Brown and the other fathers of the genre. Wills took it and ran with it.
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  5. zen

    zen Senior Member

    :yikes: ...That is a pleasant surprise.

    If Milton Brown had lived, he would have run further with it; but we'll never know.

    No thanks.
  6. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    Long River Place
    PBS' usual MO is 'with your contribution of xyz to PBS, you get this gift by way of thanks,' it's not a straight sale.
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  7. Spencer R

    Spencer R Forum Resident

    Oxford, MS
    If one had paid any attention to the fact that the documentary ends in the mid-90s, one wouldn’t have to wonder whether or not Carrie Underwood is featured.
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  8. President_dudley

    President_dudley Forum Resident

    I'd like to add just a side note to this discussion.

    I am happy to see Ray Benson as an interviewee.

    Man knows a little about Bob Wills.

    San Antonio Rose - Asleep at the Wheel (Western Standard Time)

    I am looking forward to the segment on Hank Snow and Dave Dudley.
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  9. Thunderman

    Thunderman Forum Resident

    New York
    Because as pointed out in Burns' very own documentary, country music is for imbeciles and morons.

  10. Was this after you sat down and said "Gimme a Ken Burns"? :D
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  11. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7 Thread Starter

    Brooklyn - NY
    I think the doc was being sarcastic Carl. I mean the docs’ assistant.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
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  12. aroney

    aroney Who really gives a...?

    People actually watch this as it airs?

    Buy a Roku - get PBS app - watch when you want. ;)
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  13. aroney

    aroney Who really gives a...?

    ...and the episodes are also "unlocked" and free after they air on the PBS app.
  14. Walter Sobchak

    Walter Sobchak Forum Resident

    By all accounts Willie was very difficult on this project
  15. PRW94

    PRW94 Forum Resident

    The Southeast
    And Willie was there tonight.
  16. Pawnmower

    Pawnmower Senior Member

    Dearborn, MI
    I can't use my DVR? Ah man!!
  17. Jo B

    Jo B Forum Resident

    Minnesota USA
    BBC Four is going to broadcast it, don't know when.
  18. lazydawg58

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

    Lillington NC
    Marty and I are about the same age. Just understand that if you still got that much hair in your sixth decade you flaunt it!!!!
  19. lazydawg58

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

    Lillington NC
    Well to be fair pretty much all of us are imbeciles and morons. We just either don't know it are refuse to accept it.
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  20. PRW94

    PRW94 Forum Resident

    The Southeast
    Marty is a national treasure and I'm glad to see his Mrs. is going to be in the next episode.
  21. lazydawg58

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

    Lillington NC
    How so?
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  22. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

    mill valley CA USA
    Agreed. I don’t see why it isn’t on once a week every Sunday like they do with Masterpiece. It’s too much one after another.
  23. lazydawg58

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

    Lillington NC
    I really enjoyed the Little Jimmy Dickens segments. I saw him back in 83 or so. He pulled up in a big old Caddy with a big haired redhead and his band, pulling a trailer. He had driven from Nashville to a little crossroads called Linden (NC) as a favor for a comedian from that community. He played on a flatbed in the drizzling rain for about 10 people, half of which came in my car. He was nice as he could be, we got pictures and talked with him. A total professional.
  24. lazydawg58

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

    Lillington NC
    Think of it like the NFL but the season is only two weeks long instead of six months.
  25. Reid Smith

    Reid Smith Forum Resident

    N Ky/Cincinnati
    I agree,been a fan of Marty for a long time and as far as i'm concerned,i could listen to Marty talk,tell stories and play for the whole 16 hours of this show and i would enjoy it ;)
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