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Country contraband: Banned tunes (Country music)
Fox News ^ | February 12, 2014 | Sasha Bogursky

Posted on 02/12/2014 9:45:27 AM PST by jazusamo

Country music isn't always about sippin' sweet tea and driving pick up trucks. Some country singers' songs were considered too risque for the radio waves. From steamy music videos to provoking lyrics, these artists were placed on the naughty list for their tunes.

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KEYWORDS: country; music
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Tame by todays standards. Music videos at link.

Merle Haggard, Rascal Flatts, Loretta Lynn, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Kitty Wells, Julianne Hough, Conway Twitty

1 posted on 02/12/2014 9:45:27 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

There’s been a proliferation, recently, of country songs that can be summarized as “Why don’t we get drunk and screw?” I hope the fad passes quickly ... let’s have some murder ballads!

Toby Keith did a song a while back, “You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This”: the song itself was romantic and really sweet, but the video was filthy. I hate when they do that.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 9:49:06 AM PST by Tax-chick (The platypus is a metaphor for anything that's keeping you down.)
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To: Tax-chick

Completely agree. There’s no reason to do it and that’s not what Country music is about.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 9:52:12 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

There’s nothing wrong with a little romantic passion, “I fell into a burning ring of fire ...,” but it should be understated instead of coarsely blatant, and everyone please keep their clothes on in public.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 9:54:34 AM PST by Tax-chick (The platypus is a metaphor for anything that's keeping you down.)
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To: jazusamo

seriously, not one mention of David Allan Coe?


5 posted on 02/12/2014 9:57:09 AM PST by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: wafflehouse

someone else knows of 18 x rated?


6 posted on 02/12/2014 9:58:26 AM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: jazusamo

Of course, anything by Chinga Chavin.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 9:58:32 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: jazusamo

I can remember that back in the ‘50s a song titled “A Back Street Affair” (can’t remember the singer) was banned on many radio stations because of the subject. No lyrics suggested anything but an extra-marital affair.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 9:58:36 AM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Tax-chick
Just watched the Julianne Hough video. The girl is so hot, she could melt the paint off a car, just walking past.

The video turns me off though. It starts out fine, but then she has to get OVERTLY sexual.

Why can't people be satisfied with just a tease of seduction? Why does it have to be so in your face.

I remember the flack Shania Twain was catching in her early days. The worst she did was bare her midriff.

For a woman of 48, she's still hot.

9 posted on 02/12/2014 10:01:51 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: wafflehouse

David Allen Coe! Some of his songs done today would land you in jail!
In his day, Jerry Reed did some raunchy stuff.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 10:05:09 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: mountn man

Shania Twain wiggled very provocatively ;-). And yes, she is holding up very well. She exercises, of course, and I believe I read that she’s a strict vegetarian.


11 posted on 02/12/2014 10:06:42 AM PST by Tax-chick (The platypus is a metaphor for anything that's keeping you down.)
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To: OldPossum
Don't know if this is it by Kitty Wells but I remember it.

Kitty Wells - Backstreet Affair

12 posted on 02/12/2014 10:07:42 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

“Just walk on by ... wait on the corner. I love you but we’re strangers when we me-eee-eeet ...”


13 posted on 02/12/2014 10:10:58 AM PST by Tax-chick (The platypus is a metaphor for anything that's keeping you down.)
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14 posted on 02/12/2014 10:13:15 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Yep, there were so many good Country songs I can’t begin to remember them. For many years it’s all I listened to on the radio but now most of it is Pop music.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 10:16:04 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

I remember some songs, BACK IN 1968, that were so “hot” you had to ask for them at the record store! This one I heard was very racist.

Johnny Rebel – Lookin’ For A Handout

Have you ever been just drivin’ around, and ended up in the colored part of town? And you see an old-time wanderoo Jack with a great big T.V. antenna. Then you look out in the back, you can always see a Cadillac......

I’ll stop right here but I do remember the flip side was KAJUN KKK. And NO! I WILL NOT PROVIDE A LINK!


16 posted on 02/12/2014 10:16:04 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Tax-chick

One of the greatest C&W...


17 posted on 02/12/2014 10:22:10 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Tax-chick
Shania Twain wiggled very provocatively ;-).

YES...SHE DID.

But she did it fully clothed (except for her belly) and it was done with a little wink. I found it ... intriguing, but tasteful.

18 posted on 02/12/2014 10:23:23 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

Kinky Friedman’s not on the list...


19 posted on 02/12/2014 10:23:56 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: jazusamo
"Cotton Eyed Joe/BS" by Isaac Payton Sweat & "It's hard to kiss the lips at night" by The Notorious Cherry Bombs.
20 posted on 02/12/2014 10:25:03 AM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: wafflehouse

Saw DAC at the Chrystal Palace in Bakersfield a few years back! Good time, good time.


21 posted on 02/12/2014 10:27:13 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: jazusamo

They left out “The Rodeo Song”... If you haven’t heard it, search it out. Usually heard just before last call in honky tonks. It takes a certain level of alcohol to get the crowd to participate.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 10:34:30 AM PST by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: wafflehouse

Coe has some of the funniest UNPC songs I have ever heard. They will never see the radio.


23 posted on 02/12/2014 10:36:06 AM PST by ohioman
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To: jazusamo

“What Goes On When the Sun Goes Down” ~ Ronnie Milsap

“Baby’s Got Her BlueJeans On” ~ Mel McDaniel

Good old oldies...


24 posted on 02/12/2014 10:37:26 AM PST by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Friedman doesn't do NOTHING for me.

Shania on the other hand...WHO BOY!!!

25 posted on 02/12/2014 10:42:26 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: jazusamo

Country music died years ago. The garbage they call “country” today is nothing more than bubble gum pop. Here’s why 2013 was so bad..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WySgNm8qH-I


26 posted on 02/12/2014 10:47:39 AM PST by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: jazusamo

“Let me be your salty dog!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW_YGXqQq6c

A good song-writer can be as dirty as he wants.


27 posted on 02/12/2014 10:53:44 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: jazusamo

They left out a couple by Tanya Tucker. Not only was “Would you Lay with Me in a Field of Stone” banned by some country stations, some of the state fairs and such she played would not allow her to sing it.

And “What’s Your Momma’s Name” was banned by some stations because they misunderstood the lyrics.

Some station’s barred Dolly Parton’s “The Bargain Store” because they mistakenly thought it was about a prostitute. I found that odd because there have been so many hit country songs that really were about prostitutes, from “Fancy” to “Bed of Rose’s” to “The Son of Hickory Holler’s Tramp.”


28 posted on 02/12/2014 10:54:33 AM PST by GrootheWanderer
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To: ArtDodger

I remember back in the 80’s when I was in the Army...I was in Germany and I was with a German-American friendship club. We were sitting around after a bike ride and someone pulled out his David Allen Coe cassette. He played the whole thing. The Germans who were there and whose English was pretty good were HOWLING at the songs. Me...I was in shock. I’d never heard of the guy before.

I remember the songs. The only one I can actually post the title to was “Three Biggest Lies”.


29 posted on 02/12/2014 11:01:03 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: mrsmith

Flatt and Scruggs...Great country!


30 posted on 02/12/2014 11:02:32 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Tax-chick
“You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This”: the song itself was romantic and really sweet, but the video was filthy.

Not that I want to see that video (I don't!), but where do you go to see newly-released country music videos these days? Is YouTube the primary release venue or does CMT still show videos from time to time?

31 posted on 02/12/2014 11:08:57 AM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: neal1960

Amen. The trend started when Texas artist all started avoiding Nashville and Georgia acts filled the void.


32 posted on 02/12/2014 11:10:49 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: jazusamo

In the good ol’ days you’d get bleeped for hells and damns.


33 posted on 02/12/2014 11:17:43 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: steve86

My husband can find a video channel on our tv, somehow. I can ask him when he’s not working. You can see them on Youtube, but you have to know what you’re looking for!


34 posted on 02/12/2014 11:18:17 AM PST by Tax-chick (The platypus is a metaphor for anything that's keeping you down.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yes they would. The wife and I watched “From Here to Eternity” the other night, we hadn’t seen it for over 50 years.

When released in the early 50s it was considered risque but by today’s standards it would probably be rated G.


35 posted on 02/12/2014 11:31:54 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Bluegrass. That is what real country music moved to.


36 posted on 02/12/2014 11:32:40 AM PST by LaRueLaDue
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To: LaRueLaDue

Yep, and it’s good music.


37 posted on 02/12/2014 11:33:57 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: himno hero

Yeah remember ole Sally that worked at Kelly’s Bar and who could forget the one about the pillow where her head used to be.


38 posted on 02/12/2014 11:42:33 AM PST by Malichi (!)
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I was into whips and chains, she was into pain
And I would beat her black and blue, when she called me names
Chained her to the basement wall, where she went insane
I was into whips and chains, she was into pain

David Allen Coe
Don't ask me how I knew that..
39 posted on 02/12/2014 11:46:31 AM PST by PrairieDawg (This space for rent.)
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To: PrairieDawg
DAC’s “I just want to #@&* you one more time befor you go.” As sung to his daughter. lol. And that ain't the worst.
40 posted on 02/12/2014 12:07:14 PM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Tax-chick

Agree. The Cold Hard Facts of Life.


41 posted on 02/12/2014 1:03:19 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Merle Haggard ‘s I’m A White Boy was banned from most stations.


42 posted on 02/12/2014 1:56:27 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: steve86

“YALLWIRE” is where he watches videos. It’s a choice on our Roku receiver.


43 posted on 02/12/2014 2:07:42 PM PST by Tax-chick (The platypus is a metaphor for anything that's keeping you down.)
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To: Tax-chick

he’s a leftist isn’t he? what do you expect?


44 posted on 02/12/2014 2:10:04 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Tax-chick

Thanks, yallwire.com looks promising. I can’t pronounce the name, though, not being from that part of the country.


45 posted on 02/12/2014 2:11:31 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: GeronL
he’s a leftist isn’t he?

I don't know. I fail to keep track of such things most of the time. A lot of his videos have been very good, though.

46 posted on 02/12/2014 2:13:20 PM PST by Tax-chick (The platypus is a metaphor for anything that's keeping you down.)
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To: steve86

LOL! We used to watch CMT quite a bit, back when it was mostly videos. Bill would watch videos while Anoreth was doing schoolwork.


47 posted on 02/12/2014 2:13:59 PM PST by Tax-chick (The platypus is a metaphor for anything that's keeping you down.)
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To: Phlap
Ugh. Didn't hear that one (thankfully).

PrairieDawg
48 posted on 02/12/2014 2:24:17 PM PST by PrairieDawg (This space for rent.)
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To: jazusamo

Re your post 12, yep, that’s it. Kitty Wells was the singer of the song.

Thanks.


49 posted on 02/12/2014 3:14:16 PM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: jazusamo

Yes, yes it is. Very good music!


50 posted on 02/12/2014 6:01:27 PM PST by LaRueLaDue
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