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Old 02-29-16, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by eschlwc View Post
jimmie rodgers


And that's not to be confused with the "Walking by Myself" Jimmy Rogers who was a Black Chicago Blues Artist of the 50s 60s and 70s.

His best known song was probably "Waiting for a Train" but I always kind of liked "Ben Dewberry's Final Run" which was on the "78" flip side of "In the Jailhouse Now".

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I think my favorite proto country artists from the early thirties were the western swing artists though such as Milton Brown and the Brownies who were an influence on Django Reinhardt among others.

This song was actually plagiarized from a Big Bill Broonzy song from a few years earlier.....No royalties paid to the black artist.

I do like their slide guitar though which was one of the first recorded if not the very first


And this was Broonzy's original. Those lyrics sure made the rounds. Bob Wills listeners will also recognize them.

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zinger, my mom's uncle, billy wright, was in a '40s western swing band led by spade cooley. they're both okies originally. here they are playing fiddle together. cooley is in the center, taller billy to his left.

billy went on to play violin for lawrence welk, and cooley was later convicted of the murder of his wife. kind of an interesting wiki read.

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Originally Posted by eschlwc View Post
zinger, my mom's uncle, billy wright, was in a '40s western swing band led by spade cooley. they're both okies originally. here they are playing fiddle together. cooley is in the center, taller billy to his left.

billy went on to play violin for lawrence welk, and cooley was later convicted of the murder of his wife. kind of an interesting wiki read.

I had one of his albums and remember liking the bebop sound of the faster songs like
with the louder drums and the Soapbox pickup sound in the Guitar. I didn't like the orchestra effect.

But the songs lyrics always kind of gave me the creeps because of that. I pass no judgements since running a couple of hotels once between jobs. Some people can be gotten to in the heat of an argument.

A girlfriend's aunt used to watch his show and I believe she mentioned seeing his band playing for some place with dancing where she went.


And I've been wondering what to post of Charlie's so this seems to be on topic.


And so.

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Old 04-01-16, 08:20 AM
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It's 80s Friday on the other thread but I thought this might be more appreciated over here.

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When I think country music I think of the kind I like. Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams jr. When I think of old country that I like I think Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams sr. When I think modern country I like I think Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett,blake shelton.
It's funny how country music has changed, first pop,then rock,now "I'm countrier than you". They always talk,about how country they are, it's hilarious.
When I think of people who started this trend and stunted and almost ruined country music I think garth brooks,tim mcgraw,kenny chesney.
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
When I think country music I think of the kind I like. Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams jr. When I think of old country that I like I think Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams sr. When I think modern country I like I think Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett,blake shelton.
It's funny how country music has changed, first pop,then rock,now "I'm countrier than you". They always talk,about how country they are, it's hilarious.
When I think of people who started this trend and stunted and almost ruined country music I think garth brooks,tim mcgraw,kenny chesney.
In the mid 80s I spent a lot of time on 99 between Lodi and Bakersfield and appreciated the wide variety within Country and Western music at that time. When Garth Brooks hit the air waves I thought he was terrific and had a niche within the genre. But then everyone copied him (at least if they wanted air time they did) and he became the genre. I pretty much quit listening after that.

This is how the 80s ended.

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Here is another talent from the 80s that went his own way when the Country road got too narrow.

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When I think country music I think of the kind I like. Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams jr. When I think of old country that I like I think Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams sr. When I think modern country I like I think Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett,blake shelton.
It's funny how country music has changed, first pop,then rock,now "I'm countrier than you". They always talk,about how country they are, it's hilarious.
When I think of people who started this trend and stunted and almost ruined country music I think garth brooks,tim mcgraw,kenny chesney.
Had a GF that liked Garth Brooks and I did like one of his songs. But I sure didn't like missing the fiddles and steel guitars that the new stuff didn't bring....That's the price when you pick on the young. When I think country I just think part of the several types of music that I grew up on.


Religious folks didn't like this one.


Reposted from the "Drug Songs" thread

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Old 04-03-16, 06:06 PM
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Old 04-04-16, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by eschlwc View Post
zinger, my mom's uncle, billy wright, was in a '40s western swing band led by spade cooley. they're both okies originally. here they are playing fiddle together. cooley is in the center, taller billy to his left.

billy went on to play violin for lawrence welk, and cooley was later convicted of the murder of his wife. kind of an interesting wiki read.
So I'm on the tube looking for old Bob Wills (not to be confused by readers with Bob Mills) that just keeps newly showing up there and I came across this Jimmy Rogers with a band behind him.

Now I've never heard the guy recorded with anything but one standard guitar. But I guess I've always been kinda sleepin' on him in Lieu of searching out more instrumentally inclusive artists from back then. Anyway you probably knew he also recorded with bands but I didn't.



And here's a little more by Wills Band then another by Merle Haggard in that same Jimmy Rogers swingy-bluesy kind of style.


One by Milton Brown, one by Will's band and the last by Willie Nelson

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Originally Posted by zinger
I came across this Jimmy Rogers with a band behind him
jimmie rodgers!

yeah, it's great. dixieland/calypso/country/yodeling/americana/"mean mama blues"
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Here is another talent from the 80s that went his own way when the Country road got too narrow.
i liked him in two altman flicks, 'the player' and 'short cuts.'
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"Foggy Mountain Breakdown" is of course, very famous but this video of a bluegrass festival from the early '70s is very unique whereas a number of banjo players do that main riff with Earl Scruggs leading off. (The guy with the beard and sunglasses is one of the Osborne brothers, in fact, both of them, the guy in the big cowboy hat and sideburns are among the participants, at least one other recognizable as well).


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My dad used to listen to what I call "old school" country like Kenny Rogers.


Kenny Rogers was pop.

George Jones was "old school"

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Alright good stuff showin' up here. All of it.



The above close enough to country for purists maybe.


As reposted from the Any Decade thread

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Merle Haggard has passed away at 79 years old; now, he is a giant of country music; he wrote his songs for the most part while many of them interpreted songs.

Country music legend Merle Haggard dies at 79 | Entertainment - WAPT Home

Spent time in prison, San Quentin, pardoned eventually, legend!


Bakersfield Sound, this song was written by Tommy Collins; an exponent of that genre of Country music too. Of course, Merle has a plethora of hits he is known for as well.
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This isn't exactly genre pure but their combined redo of "Cherokee Maiden" made the radio station in (cough cough) San Diego so it's kinda "National City" country except way cooler. Merle Haggard on the vocals, fiddle and narration with the late Bob Wills band: The Texas Playboys.

Merle, btw, is a Bakersfield boy who did do time in San Quentin no less, for auto theft.....so there Johnny Cash. I believe that trumps your drug bust at customs for street creds if not smarts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=363Nlp3w050
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The quintessential tear in your beer song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQUd6aCpmO4

Mel Street was from an Appalachian coal mining family and that accent is for real.
Oh crap. Sad news about Merle Haggard

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RIP

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I love all his drinking songs but this is probably my favorite. He didnt write it, but boy He sang the hell out of it. It was always a point of Contention who has the better voice in all of country music Merle Haggard or Charlie Pride? I'll pick Merle today.
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