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ishmael
12-05-2009, 10:39 PM
Sitting here listening the American country twang. The lyricists, some of them, are good. The heartache, the promise, quite joyful, sometimes moaning about lost love, the others speaking love in terror, how that can work out? It's beautiful, and not the cliche the Yale liberals hold.

Direct.

TimH
12-05-2009, 10:41 PM
Lots of great country artists back in the 80s

TimH
12-05-2009, 11:15 PM
always keep a backup. Especially of valuable things like songs.

Syed
12-06-2009, 05:27 AM
Peace in the valley! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuLXRHZFAio&feature=PlayList&p=CB454B92B956A1A7&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=45)

Bob Adams
12-06-2009, 08:30 AM
Ah yes, country music. I spun a country record backwards once, the singers wife came back, the sun came out, his pickup truck was no longer wrecked and he sobered up!

John Smith
12-06-2009, 08:52 AM
Sitting here listening the American country twang. The lyricists, some of them, are good. The heartache, the promise, quite joyful, sometimes moaning about lost love, the others speaking love in terror, how that can work out? It's beautiful, and not the cliche the Yale liberals hold.

Direct.
I never liked the ultra country, but I enjoyed a whole lot of country music: Eddy Arnold, Marty Robbins, Patsy Cline, Leroy Van Dyke, and many many more. Still do.

We used to have a great country station in the 60's WJRZ. I listened to it all the time.

Anyone remember "What Kind of Deal is This"?

Dan McCosh
12-06-2009, 09:34 AM
"When gas was 30 cents a gallon, my love was only 60 cents away."
--Tom T. Hall

Paul Pless
12-06-2009, 09:44 AM
modern pop country sucks



I'll take old school country anyday though, add a healthy dose of blue grass, and even a little bit of truckers county, and I can live pretty happily with that station any day.

John Smith
12-06-2009, 09:53 AM
My wife was not a fan of country music. Strange thing, though, all her favorite pop songs were crossovers that first started in country.

I don't recall the specific songs, but I recall her many times liking a song that came out of the country field and crossed over onto the station she listened to.

I think this is another area where we are too prone to label. Glen Campbell is considered a country singer, but I'm not sure I'd agree. Seems he got labeled as such simply for being from Arkansas. Elvis, as Kenny Rodgers once pointed out, was a country boy.

Let's pause a moment and consider the incredibly huge umbrella of Rock and Roll. From Elvis we had "Love Me Tender" and "Jailhouse Rock". Looking around other artists, we had "Mr. Blue" "At the Hop" "Great Balls of Fire" "Venus"

a great deal of overlap, I think, among various types.

Captain Blight
12-06-2009, 05:21 PM
Given how urban(e) counttry has become, it's only a matter of time until we start hearing songs about crying in the red wine after the cat dies, and how good the mileage is on the Subaru wagon. "Mama, don't let your babies grow up to be vegans...Don't let 'em spin records and drive them ol' Saabs..."

Bobby of Tulsa
12-06-2009, 05:44 PM
Just for Ish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiMKnW3GYG0&translated=1

OconeePirate
12-06-2009, 07:11 PM
I listen to the SomaFM Boot Liquor internet radio at work sometimes. They play a nice mix of more obscure newer stuff and classic country. I discovered Matt Grimm and the Red Smear through them. Matt Grimm is worth checking out, he is politically 180 degrees from me but I really dig his music.

Dan McCosh
12-06-2009, 08:04 PM
My favorite country song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyX3a-kryhA&feature=related

Bobby of Tulsa
12-13-2009, 04:43 AM
Next to Garth in todays music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU_ow7LmHwY

pipefitter
12-13-2009, 05:25 AM
One of my favorite country artists. A lot of people complain of the tear jerkers, saying it's depressing, crying in your beer, whatever. Worst it's ever done for me? Make me appreciate what I have and to not take those important, simple qualities of life for granted.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLmlDRGt96Y&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee8CQzErSeo

pipefitter
12-13-2009, 05:36 AM
Some of that 80's stuff had some good new talent in it as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at9RgUlZFIA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XadaWFsJIQQ&feature=related

pipefitter
12-13-2009, 05:42 AM
These boys aren't too shabby either.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u7UEvOGx6w&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xiSuw-lA3E&feature=related

ShagRock
12-13-2009, 06:42 AM
Long time ago in younger years he was there

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMHyovwX7JM

and later on he's still climbing this hill (09 and how fine ..we'll burn your train to cinders..)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqDwS6z58eU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBuJB218UvU&feature=related

And this ain't the worst for one man south bound

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=9323603

downthecreek
12-13-2009, 07:16 AM
I don't know exactly how to define "country music", but I think this has some of the characteristics?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgyrki_w4lI

Whatever it is, it is certainly quite beautiful.

The Transatlantic Sessions, from which this is taken, are an inexhaustible source of glorious music (Scottish, Irish and American musicians in a kind of "super jam" session in a big old house in the Scottish highlands)

ShagRock
12-13-2009, 07:41 AM
Well, Mr. DTC, you pose an interesting question. I guess it's akin to subconscious themes, deep feelings, that drive a person to be drawn into their inner soul. This takes many forms such as love be longed as in your post above, or in a true heart cause as in Levon Helm's Dixie, or in a hard up hill struggle (something anyone could relate to..if they was tweaked to the proper key). For me, I see it in songs that aren't restricted to country or race..sort of like the metro swamp blues.

PS..don't forget the good time stuff like 'Watermelon Crawl'..after all, you gotta get out and shake a leg once in a while!

Nicholas Scheuer
12-13-2009, 07:51 AM
I'm with Paul Pless. Emmylou Harris is still our favorite. And I'm always up for Bluegrass.

Moby Nick

ShagRock
12-13-2009, 08:15 AM
Willie don't need to cry in anybody's beer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7vaYOIKWYY&feature=PlayList&p=4863780EC5843EEC&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=8

John Smith
12-13-2009, 08:55 AM
Anyone remember this? It was a really monster hit by Kenny Star

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o97ww2dZ9sU

I did find the lyrics to"What Kind of deal is This"

Lyrics


Now me and LizWas on our first dateWe was sitting at this red lightHaving to waitAnd this old boy walked upWith a big possum grinAnd h just opened the car doorAnd crawled right inAnd I thoughtWhat kinda deal is thisYou know, the thing thatWas getting me the mostWas the way this old boySeemed to feel his oatsMan, he was reallyGetting under my skinSitting over thereWith that big stupid grinAnd I thoughtWhat kinda deal is thisI got to wonderingAbout this friend of LizBut I figured any minuteShe'll tell me who he isBut as we drove alongI thought, man, oh, man'Cause me and him and LizWas all three holding handsAnd I thoughtWhat kinda deal is thisNow I ain't too smartBut I could still seeThis whole deal lookedAll fouled up to meSo I thought I'd better stop itMan, it's going too far'Cause she was a hugging meAnd he was hugging herAnd I thoughtWhat kinda deal is thisWell, I knew it wasn't rightBut what could I sayI thought I'd just kindaLet it go along thatawayBut pretty soon I seenI was out on a limbI couldn't kiss herWithout kissing himAnd, man, I thoughtWhat kinda deal is thisSo I stopped the carAnd I said lookie here, LizYou'd better tell meWho this guy isShe said, I don't know himI thought he was your friendI said, well, if you don't know himWhat's he doing here thenI thoughtWhat kinda deal is thisSo I grabbed him by the collarAnd I jerked him outta the carI said, buddy, I ain't never
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Seen nobody like you areHow come you pull these kinda jokesHe said, well, sometime it worksSometim eit don'tAnd I thoughtWhat kinda deal is thisWell I drew back my fistTo hit him in the faceHe broke looseAnd outrun the snakesSo now here I standJust looking at LizAnd both of us wonderingWho this guy isNow what kinda dealDo you think this isYou find outI wish you'd let me knowMan, it's tore me upLike a sow's bedYou ain't never been tore upTill you been tore up like a sow's bedYou'll know what I mean then

ShagRock
12-13-2009, 09:36 AM
Don't wear your gun to town, John..

Glen Longino
12-13-2009, 09:42 AM
Don't wear your gun to town, John..

Bill !

John Smith
12-13-2009, 10:02 AM
Bill !
I can shoot as fast and straith as anybody can.

My favorite "gun" songs come under Marty Robbins gunfighter ballads.

Running Gun, Big Iron, etc. Ballad of Bill Thaxton is great, if you can find it.

Glen Longino
12-13-2009, 10:10 AM
I can shoot as fast and straith as anybody can.

My favorite "gun" songs come under Marty Robbins gunfighter ballads.

Running Gun, Big Iron, etc. Ballad of Bill Thaxton is great, if you can find it.

"Me And Billy The Kid" by Joe Ely is a pretty good recent gun ballad.

John Smith
12-13-2009, 10:24 AM
"Me And Billy The Kid" by Joe Ely is a pretty good recent gun ballad.

Marty also did two CD's of Hawaiin music.

As a music think in general, I wish Katherin McPhee, runner up a couple of years back on American Idol who did such a lovely job with "Over the Rainbow" would pull a Willie Nelson/Linda Ronstadt and do a CD of old classics; country and pop. Born Free, More, As Time Goes Buy, etc.....

The549
12-13-2009, 12:24 PM
Used to have a thing against pop country, and while I don't listen to the stations much, there's definitely some good new stuff out there. As genuine as making a lot of working people happy, at the very least. To me pop anything tends to have a huge perfunctorily pithy quality...past-due ripe with repetitive trends, so you either care about that none, a little, or a lot.

pipefitter
12-13-2009, 02:20 PM
Used to have a thing against pop country, and while I don't listen to the stations much, there's definitely some good new stuff out there.

As with what seems to happen to all mainstream music, they start out well and then the burden of commercialism and contract obligations usually shows thru by the 2nd or third albums, the music gets that mass production, pop quality to it. That and the radio never gets to most artists good stuff. I think it is safe to say, that nearly every album I have bought has had hidden gems that I ended up liking better than the hits.

There is room for all of it. One would soon get tired listening to the greats all the time. I was tired of the greats by the time the modern country had come along. I feel that if anything, the diversity is what saves the classics when it is all said and done.

I could care less if I ever hear another Jimmy Buffet tune again for the rest of my life, regardless of how great he is.

sailboy3
12-13-2009, 03:00 PM
old country = good
new country = unbearable
don't think much of most pop either.

John Meachen
12-13-2009, 03:30 PM
How could this thread reach 33 posts without the name of the great Hank Wangford being mentioned?

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-13-2009, 03:50 PM
How could this thread reach 33 posts without the name of the great Hank Wangford being mentioned?

Ignorance, it seems, is bliss.

DTC's "Transatlantic Sessions" have been showing up on BBC4 - and there is some very listenable stuff in it.

BrianW
12-13-2009, 04:07 PM
Don't wear your gun to town, John..

"Don't take your guns to town son, don't take your guns to town..."