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23 February 2008

Have you listened to Real Country Music ?



Do yorself a favor, and give a listen. What passes for country these days is as bad as what passes for rap. Sit back with a can of beer and enjoy the dulcet tones of the very excellent Hank Thompson...

To this post I will add: Willie Nelson (so much more than you might think), George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Hank Williams, Hank Snow, (of course) Johnny Cash, Bob Wills, Patsy Cline, Leon Russell, Ernest Tubb, Jerry Jeff Walker, Waylon Jennings, Floyd Tillman, Merle Haggard, Orville Crouch,Loretta Lynn, who've I forgotten? This list is by no means exhaustive, and I'm not linking it because I don't feel like it- but if you don't have a knee jerk hatred of Real Country music ( or feel like getting past it if you do) these are good starters.

Also, I updated the Twin Peaks post with perhaps the most important pieces of the puzzle, that I'd forgotten to put in originally because my brain is small. Perhaps the blame for that lies with the current trends in country music. Rain and rain and rain leaves me no choice but to subject you to stuff like this rather than bikes bikes bikes.

5 comments:

andrew said...

all good country, but what about 'the louvin bros.' 'stanley bros.' i know maybe too 'country' for you western swing types, check out the bloodshot records catalog and their older country re-issue label, and anything john langford is currently promoting....i know a little bit about country but not everything....

grommet said...

Whoah......was that the start to the "Popeye" theme song at the end?

reverend dick said...

Whoa there..."Satan is Real". The Louvin Bro-heems had some good songs, "I just don't dig their equipment". Stanley Bros. I lurve, but consider on the Bluegrass side of the Mason-Dixon. Thst's a whole other post for when I got nuthin another time. And thanks for the recommendations.
Am I a type? I do love me some Western Swing...do you lissen to the Derailers? Not sure of the spelling there.
I also love me some old time Popeye, when Brutus (yep) would still grumble and whip ass for no reason. Waaaay better than what passes for cartoon violence these days...

Meredith said...

You should really do one of these posts on cartoon violence - regardless of peoples' musical tastes (do I admit I'm on the Bluegrass side of the line???) everyone can agree Mickey used to be a real asswhole - and you just don't see that stuff anymore.

reverend dick said...

Mickey was a bad apple? I'll have to look into that. I do recall a Disney book I had as a child in which Donald was pissed that he'd been left out of a picnic (because he was always such a jerk). So he followed the gang and stole Minnie's basket while they were swimming. Goofy had a red/white striped old timey suit that covered his entire torso and upper legs-always wanted one of those...oh, yeah so Donald shows up after they find out there's no picnic and attempts to fool them into thinking he's just happened onto the scene with his own basket and would they like to share since he's sooo nice & friendly. He ends up getting busted when there's no knife to cut the Chocolate cake, and Minnie says she always tapes one to the underside of the cake plate, and there it is. But I'd never stoop so low as to just post any old thing for it's own sake.