Listenin' To Country Music & Conversation

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ando here, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. ando here

    ando here Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow The Carter Family (1927, Victor)

    A thread like this was inevitable, if not overdue. I, like many of the denizens here, enjoy Country Music every once in a while - if not on a regular basis. Rarely, will I reach back this far in the history but The Carter family were one of the first groups to be considered commercially as a legitimate "Country" act. And some of their songs, like the one above, are downright stellar, regardless of genre label. So what Country tune or album are you into now? Let's hear it, and if you can divulge a little history or personal story along with it all the better! Cheers.
     
  2. ando here

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    Walking After Midnight Patsy Cline (1957, Decca)

    Cline's first hit and the version I like best. She later re-recorded it with a faster tempo and backup vocalists which robbed the... enui, shall we say, of the lonely gal strolling and reminiscing about her lover - to me. Anyway, it's like an anthem of sorts in my book - right up there with Fats Domino's Walking To New Orleans, though obviously, that's a different sort of walk. :)
     
  3. David Fischer

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    Wanda Jackson - "Day Dreaming" 1958, Capitol Records

     
  4. ianuaditis

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    Bucks Owens and the Buckaroos are among my favorite artists period, I love the simple but complicated playing of Don Rich.

    Lately Willie Nelson has been my most-listened to country artist.
     
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  5. rkt88

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    i've got a tiger by the tail, it's plain to see...dang me!

    i been waiting on a country thread all two days i'va been here. thank ya ando :)
     
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  6. ando here

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    live by request k.d. lang (2001, Warner Bros.)


    barefoot
     
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  7. ianuaditis

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    Has anyone seen/read this site?

    Saving Country Music

    I used to keep up with it for a while, it was a good place to find artists I hadn't heard of, but I've been in a phase of listening to what I already have lately.

    If you're looking for good info on 'real' contemporary country and a somewhat outside the box take on the classics, it's worth reading.

    (he's got a very high opinion of Workingman's Dead, one of my all time favorite albums, and he's right about quite a lot of other stuff too.)
     
  8. rkt88

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    i played softball with kd once and a few other notables. she almost knocked me the **** out rounding third. she's a big one ha! but constant craving, while not COUNTRY is amazing.
     
  9. rkt88

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    its raining here so ima go blue .. once i get the hybrid rockacountry.. out of my system, i'll try to keep up.. with y'all and keep it "real".
     
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  10. rkt88

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    oh get OUT opossum. :)

    "they were lookin tryin to book him but my pappy kept a cookin'... brrrrrr white lightnin"
     
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  11. David Fischer

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    Brenda Lee - "I Want To Be Wanted" 1960, DECCA Records

    Little Miss Dynamite! This is one of favorite songs by Brenda and one of the best of 1960s imho.
     
  12. rkt88

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    what a voice... and "lil miss dynamite". perfect.
     
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  13. rkt88

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    honorable mention to owen bradley with patsy and others too numerous to mention. he was a PADUSA.. as we say in da bronx.
     
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  14. melstapler

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    Country legend Gene Watson is a master interpreter of songs
     
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  15. clhboa

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    Bought this one last week. Another solid album from one of the more prolific artists in Country Music (although I think Willie Nelson + Jim Lauderdale are probably both more prolific)...

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  16. rkt88

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    good call. he was a great singer. this reminds me of don williams

    though he had less vibrato etc and it was a later period. i only recently learned of don's passing. btw this and his cover of jj cale's "tulsa time". don was easy breezy good. remember this? Don Williams - Tulsa Time 1982
     
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  17. george nadara

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    "Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow" was the first song recorded by the Carter Family at the Bristol Sessions, 1 August 1927. My photo...

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  18. ando here

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    Was gonna post some Waylon but was stopped dead in my tracks by this Willie Nelson 1962 Nashville tv appearance (both left Nashville for Texas). If wasn't for that voice (and feeling) I NEVER would have pegged this dude for Willie -

     
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  19. ando here

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    Waylon


    Me & Bobby McGee Waylon Jennings
     
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  20. george nadara

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    Waylon Jennings and Chet Atkins at RCA Studio B on 19 March 1965. Jerry Reed holds the cup.

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    This photo originally came from Facebook, where a wit wrote that the "best guitarist in the room is holding the coffee."

    From an old, locked thread, "Nashville RCA Studio B footage."
    Nashville RCA Studio B footage. Incredible!
     
  21. george nadara

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    An early classic by Dwight Yoakam, "Guitars, Cadillacs"...



    For my money, Yoakam has made very few missteps in his career.
     
  22. rkt88

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    except for sharon stone ha
     
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  23. Record Rotator

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    Waylon Jennings may just be my favorite Country artist (with some stiff competition from Merle Haggard and George Jones), and this
    is one of my absolute, all-time favorite Waylon tracks. Atmospheric. Evocative. Wistful.

     
  24. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk Believe In Music Stores Grand Rapids MI 1973 -2002

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    While Waylon, Willie, Merle and Dwight will remain favorites these are the guys I have been listening to most recently

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    Sturgill Simpson ‎– Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

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    Chris Stapleton ‎– Traveller

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    Jamey Johnson ‎– Living For A Song - A Tribute To Hank Cochran
     
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