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Country Classics
« on: October 04, 2017, 06:23:19 am »
Aaron Tippin - Blue Angel

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George Hamilton IV - Abilene

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Ervin Rouse - Orange Blossom Special

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Louvin Brothers - The Angels Rejoiced Last Night

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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 12:55:22 am »
Your Picture In The Paper - Statler Brothers

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That one always chokes me up.

Ira Hayes - Johnny Cash

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Peter La Farge wrote this classic.  June Carter Cash on accompanying vocals, well done.

Bandy, the Rodeo Clown - Moe Bandy

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Another fine one, I'd say....

Moving some of these from the "Share" thread, so as to not post too many songs in it.
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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 01:11:38 am »
Don Williams - I Believe In You


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Willie Nelson - 1997 - Funny How Time Slips Away


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   This will be a classic after we're gone @TomSea IMHO

Jason Eady: Cry Pretty


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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 03:04:20 am »
It's all up to the listener but one thing I know is that you don't hear female vocal back up like you do in some of the old songs and that makes them gems... as in ... (and I'm not going to repost Johnny Horton those are in the "Share" thread but his songs did it well too such as "The Mansion You Stole", great backing female chorus or vocals):

Wynn Stewart - It's Such A Pretty World

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No female choruses, I think those were already starting to disappear in the '70s,  Earl Thomas Conley left the central country music industry because he thought the modernity and commercialism wasn't too good, some harken back to Patsy Cline, etc. and that is good.

Good female backing vocals here:

Connie Smith - Tiny Blue Transistor Radio

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Now, I don't think this is in particularly a great song, it is pretty good but the lyrics:

"... and the man at the radio station made a special dedication to Jimmy... etc. " okay,

Compare to Gram Parsons' "Return of the Grievous Angel":

"...and the man on the radio won't leave me alone". I've got to think Gram Parson heard Connie Smith's song of a few years before, not a big deal.
Gram Parsons - Return of the Grievous Angel

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Real good, great but maybe not on the same par as the others.... he died very young, he could have gained a bit more experience and was on the right track definitely.

BTW, today is the 9th? August 16th is when Elvis passed away, so, if I'm not here, one might remember that....


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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2019, 03:16:09 am »
My favorite Don Williams song, "I'm just a country boy"...

Don Williams - "I'm Just A Country Boy"

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One of his two best in my humble opinion.....

James Thomas Conley - Smokey Mountain Memories

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Mel Street recorded this in the mid-70s, Street suffered from depression and sadly killed himself. Conley wrote this song, pretty decent.

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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 08:50:21 am »
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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2019, 07:09:59 pm »
Who's gonna fill their Shoes? - George Jones

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I'll go with the possum.  Looks like no one. At least, on a level that these people were at. Make no mistake, some people record very authentic type of country music they just aren't as well known. We probably won't see that.
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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2019, 08:58:27 pm »
   Updated Country Classic.

Neil Young - Four Strong Winds



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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2019, 07:51:25 pm »
4 Strong Winds was written by Ian Tyson of Ian and Sylvia, they certainly came up with some good songs (Someday Soon), they were somewhat ahead of their time, sort of country-rock.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_and_Sylvia

Miller's Cave - Charlie Pride

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A lot of this I heard off the all-night trucking stations so that's probably why I'm partial to a number of songs, others have confirmed it... "Miller's Cave" was recorded by Don Williams, Bobby Bare, Hank Snow, Gram Parsons... I like Charlie Pride's version.  "Miller's Cave" almost seems like an allegory, there may be a physical place where it exists but, in a way, it seems like a mental state as well.. I can hear it that way, "they'll never find me because I'm lost in Miller's cave", Jack Clement wrote it, Clement also wrote for example, "Ballad of a teenage queen"... lost of people plied their songwriting talents.

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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2019, 06:40:19 pm »
A bit of more recent music today.
Navy Blue Grass - I Would Walk 500 Miles

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This song was released in the early '90s originally by the Scottish band (twins?), the Proclaimers, it was basically a new wave song.

Michael Cleveland - Sunday Drive

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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2019, 03:48:31 am »
"Big Blue Diamond" by Gene Summers

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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2019, 03:53:35 am »
"Willow Tree" by Ferlin Husky


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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2019, 04:22:23 am »
"Fraulein" by Bobby Helms


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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2019, 04:44:55 am »
Here's an ode to classic country...

"Murder on Music Row" by George Strait and Alan Jackson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK1Vrur_ewM


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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2019, 04:58:59 am »


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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2019, 05:09:18 am »
"Two Dollars in the Jukebox" by Eddie Rabbitt

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Re: Country Classics
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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2019, 01:00:52 am »
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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2019, 07:54:45 am »
"London Homesick Blues" by Gary P. Nunn/Jerry Jeff Walker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhN2E4hRDKk


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Re: Country Classics
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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2019, 08:03:03 am »
"You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" by Patty Loveless

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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2019, 08:19:05 am »
Here's a sing-along. Participation is required. Lyrics are provided (although tsk tsk tsk if you need them).

"You Never Even Call me by my Name" by David Allen Coe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYIrs1Dx4Ck


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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2019, 08:27:53 am »
Here's a fun Tejano sing-along. Lyrics provided. Such drama on the chorus! So much fun to sing with spirited group of Latinos!

"Volver Volver" by Vicente Fernancez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3kpDgBONNc


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Re: Country Classics
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2019, 03:22:37 pm »
Back then, some of these songs I'd cassette record off the radio, this first one, great country or not? I don't know. Commercial but always liked it... and Dickey Lee is still with us, he was a bit around some of the early '60s rock and roll with so-so success.  Over at youtube, there are videos related to the language used over there in South East Asia I think per karaoke... so a bit of a pop success.  Maybe an after-thought to the ? Mark and the Mysterians "99 Tears"......the song was recorded before Dickey Lee's version. Sometimes, arrangement, production makes the song as well.
9,999,999 Tears - Dickey Lee

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I'd try to remember the exact words, "Got Nine Million, Nine Hundred, Ninety Nine Thousand, Nine Hundred, Ninety Nine Thousand..."

Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge - Sweet Susannah (Cajun)

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See'est la belle 'la Louise Anne te va fomma faire ma faume
Ta jolie a ta meion a ta pas bon
Some covers leave out those French/Cajun lyrics. I prefer their coverage, a bit of a hidden gem if one did not know this song.

Jim Reeves - Suppertime

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Another often covered-song, this has been posted before.  I pretty much remember the first time I'd heard it coming off the airwaves one weekend evening....

Linda Ronstadt - Colorado

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Rick Roberts wrote this while he was in the Flying Burrito Brothers who recorded it too, Roberts went on to help form Firefall.



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