Listenin' To Country Music & Conversation

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

  1. Jim Walker

    Jim Walker Forum Resident

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    Right now I'm listening to ~GP~ with Emmylou Harris, recorded in 1972. I've been reading Ben Fong Torres's book about Gram Parsons, Hickory Wind, and during this time, including the year before when he met his singing pal, he tested her out with what he considered a difficult duet song (That's All It Took-pretty sure) by George Jones, Gene Pitney. Emmylou hit it out of the ballpark, and the rest his history. Just before this release, and according to the book, Gram and Merle Haggard hung out a bit for a possible collaboration, but like lots of GP projects, it fell apart. Sad too, because he had the potential and charm to seize the genre at the time and shake it up real good.

    Two disc one spins from a pair of Bear Family Boxes. The audio
    fidelity on these are remarkable. GP sounds quite good too.


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  2. lazydawg58

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

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    And the best hair of all the currently working artists.
     
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  3. lazydawg58

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

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    I bought about 250 records of a living estate from the daughter in law of Homer Briarhopper. Homer was an artist that started in Charlotte radio before WWII and ended up in the Raleigh market doing a daily morning show for about 30 years. I got a ton of country and bluegrass albums and Gene Watson was evidently a favorite of he and / or his son. His son played drums on the morning show when he was a teen but ended up going into law enforcement instead of entertainment. There are several Watson albums and two Farewell Party Band albums signed by Gene. There was also a satin Gene Watson windbreaker signed on the inside liner but I didn't win that bid. Believe it or not there was a Homer Briarhopper stage suit that ended up selling for $550 and a guitar strap with photo of band showing Homer wearing the strap that unbelievably sold for $950!
     
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  4. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident

    "Step right up, come on in
    If you'd like to take the grand tour
    Of a lonely house that once was home sweet home
    I have nothing here to sell you
    Just some things that I will tell you
    Some things I know will chill you to the bone..."

     
  5. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

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    :righton:
     
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  7. george nadara

    george nadara Forum Resident

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    Alton and Rabon Delmore learned shape note singing from their mother and an uncle.

    Bob Dylan was quoted in the Chicago Tribune, on November 10, 1985 as saying, "The Delmore Brothers, God, I really loved them! I think they've influenced every harmony I've ever tried to sing."

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  8. ando here

    ando here Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Love this one -

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    Blues Stay Away From Me (1959, King Records)
     
  9. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    i dropped this the other day and can't get it out of my head. it's a m m m mel tills classic killed by faron. best version i know

     
  10. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    classic

    don't make me sing. i don't need a lyric sheet :)
     
  11. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    and one more from one of his last GREAT LP"s "the rock".

    "i got everything"

    "i got my pad, i got my mouse, and there's 47 cousins living in my house" HA!
     
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  12. ando here

    ando here Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    No. 1 for a week in 1980. Love it.


    I Think I'll Just Stay Here & Drink Merle Haggard (MCA)
     
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  13. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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  14. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    solid GOLD :)
     
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  15. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    'if they gave gold statuettes, for tears and regrets.. i'd be a legend.. in my time"

    classic
     
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  16. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident

    The Merle Haggard Box set is indispensable to me. I've wanted the George Jones box set ever since its release, but those Bear Family box sets are (understandably) so expensive. I wish I could afford many more of their wonderful box sets.
     
  17. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    Who doesn't like a good truck song?

    Mo & Joe. "mighty fine.. i'm a comin', i'm a comin".
     
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  18. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    ..and since just one from Mo & Joe ain't nearly enough. here's their classic "honky tonk queen". it's like the country version of the kinks "lola" HA!

     
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  19. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    "western delta continental, amtrak greyhound avis rental" CLASSIC! the incomparable joe diffie.

     
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  20. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    this diffie track should be a tv pilot ha
     
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  21. Johnny Action

    Johnny Action Forum President

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  22. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    i just dodged bumper to bumper traffic on the 101 westbound! thanks for reminding me of JJW! good call.

     
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  23. Metamodern

    Metamodern Well-Known Member

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    A little more bluegrass in nature, but produced by Sturgill Simpson. Very real lyrics!
     
  24. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    yee haw :)
     
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  25. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    two legends Jerry and Glen

     

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