Country Music

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30/06/2012 at 17:14

I admit  it I like County music.

Sugarland Lady Antebellum Brad Pasiley etc Just bought a CD by a girl called  Jana Kramer well worth a listen 

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30/06/2012 at 17:43

start at the beginning - you can't beat Hank Williams - some great new unreleased recordings have been unearthed of radio shows he did on 2 3 disc sets. worth every penny

30/06/2012 at 17:46
Slowfoot 2012 wrote (see)

I admit  it I like County music.

Sugarland Lady Antebellum Brad Pasiley etc Just bought a CD by a girl called  Jana Kramer well worth a listen 

Lady Antebellum and I have a bit of a love affair going on at the moment SF...

30/06/2012 at 17:48

"Listen to the stories, man. These cats really know how to tell a story."

Charlie Parker

Ornithology is one of the few bebop tunes I can actually whistle, and Wichita Lineman is probably the most perfect song every written

This is my current favourite version. The album is vinyl only and not cheap!

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30/06/2012 at 17:53

and there is this

Can I have that bass?

I got money. Honest!

30/06/2012 at 17:56

Please never listen to REM's version!

I could arrange a song better than that!

Really dont your ears will bleed.

30/06/2012 at 18:02


Its a carry over from my parents who brought me up on the more traditional country and Western  so yes Hank Williams etc  got me started but I think the development away from Country & Western  to simple Country has helped to widen the appeal.

Alan jacksons "Where were you" the best tribute song 

Nurse Ratched    pirate
30/06/2012 at 18:13

I'm a closet cowgirl too.  My dad listened to a lot of country (although mum called it the-electric-fire-fell-into-the-bath-and-killed-my-granny  music).  

Johnny Cash's version of Hurt is awesome.

30/06/2012 at 18:18

30/06/2012 at 18:52
Another one brought up listening to Country and with a liking for it myself. I'm off to see Allison Krauss & Union Station in a fortnights time.
30/06/2012 at 19:38
If you like country you'll enjoy listening to some pals of mine,have a listen and let me know what you think:
30/06/2012 at 20:43

Ah yes Muttley "The Blues Brothers"

I hate that bloody movie.

Oh yes it helped put back in the mind of the "general public" many acts they had "forgotten"  but it mostly took their music and went off and made more money with it than they did.

Same old same old.

That and the fact it gave middle age suburban men an excuse  to inflict their terrible dancing on an unsuspecting public.

Which of course brings us to line dancing...i think i am going to be sick

30/06/2012 at 21:10
Tickled Pink: lucky you! Where they playing?

Slowfoot: nothing to be ashamed about, quite the opposite. Say it loud & proud!

Big fan of 70s Outlaw Country. Try Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson in their prime. Willie's mid 70s albums Red Headed Stranger, Shotgun Willie and Phases & Stages are all country classics.

Also really into Ray Price (still touring in his mid 80s) and his Nightlife album is
another all time great. Emmy Lou Harris too (Luxury Liner & Elite Hotel are well worth a listen also).

Nashville, Tennessee is Nirvana for me!

Sorry, got a bit carried away here but had to unburden myself! Most people who deride Country music usually struggle to fill up the back of postage stamp when you ask them what they know about the genre.

Ps: Bob Harris' Country Hour Thursday evening on Radio 2 always has a good blend of country classics and new stuff.
30/06/2012 at 23:03
Don't listen to the critics, they probably listen to Black Lace in their spare time.
Nelson & Kristofferson, all time great songwriters as well as performers.
Hank - can music be any more emotional?
Of the newer acts, how about The Civil Wars?
30/06/2012 at 23:21
Don't know The Civil Wars but'll check them out. Must admit I'm more into the old time stuff and would add Merle Haggard and Buck Owens to my list of favourites above.

Very good point about Nelson & Krisofferson. Wasn't the latter at Oxford, jacked in a job as a helicopter pilot and started working as a janitor in Nashville while trying to get a recording contract?

For me, "I'm so lonesome I could cry" answers your question about Hank!
Blisters    pirate
01/07/2012 at 00:36

I'm quite broad minded. I like both kinds of music, Country AND Western.

Blue Brothers? Best music film ever.

01/07/2012 at 10:12

Have heard the Civil Wars Good stuff, would also recommend Luke Bryan, Diereks Bently, Little Big Town  and Miranda Lambert to pass a few hours.

Sadly CMT is no longer available via the UK satalite systems so there is a real lack of knowledge about the newer stuff 

01/07/2012 at 12:39
Sad indeed Slowfoot. As I posted earlier, The Bob Harris Country Hour on Radio 2 has a good blend of old and new stuff.
01/07/2012 at 12:46

got a bit of Alan Jackson too Slowfoot!-, but don't know loads of the newer acts

01/07/2012 at 13:16
I like Alan Jackson too, a bit of a honky tonk throwback at times. A Lot About Livin album gets quite a lot of play on my iPod. Like his cover version of Pop A Top too. Walked off stage at the CMA's awards night one year in support of George Jones refusing to play when they insisted on cutting his act.
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