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“Country Music” Episode 4: I Cant Stop Loving You 1953 To 1963
pbs.org ^ | September 22, 2019 | Ken Burns

Posted on 09/22/2019 12:30:54 PM PDT by CaliforniaCraftBeer

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To: Oshkalaboomboom

If you like watching about American history/roots, you will enjoy this. Not a waste.


21 posted on 09/22/2019 1:21:01 PM PDT by LibertyWoman
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To: CaliforniaCraftBeer

Partner, we will see Episode 5 tonite and we have loved every minute of this series.

We love C&W music and yes, we are a bunch of deplorables out in the sticks but we love it.

This is "Americana" at its best since it does show a lot of the tragedies that struck C&W music stars like Hank Williams and Patsy Cline being the greatest C&W music stars in the history of C&W music.

They showed the Great Depression which affected C&W music groups and a lot of families across the fruited plains.

22 posted on 09/22/2019 1:29:15 PM PDT by TheConservativeTejano (God Bless Texas...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thank you, yes...and I posted one of my own reservations (about how Burns would characterize Elvis contributions to C&W music in the series) on your thread. I totally respect FReepers objections on Ken Burns documentaries which are typically full of racial & hard left crap.

On THIS thread I just wanted to share how these American songs 60 years later remain amazing. American legends wrote all these hall of fame songs and literally had to sell them out of the trunks of their cars just to get heard. Patsy Cline’s story really touched me, though I’ve played “Crazy” on the digital jukebox many times, but the song’s history and her death at just 30 was and is compelling.


23 posted on 09/22/2019 1:36:23 PM PDT by CaliforniaCraftBeer
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To: CaliforniaCraftBeer

The series is excellent. I haven’t missed a minute of it.


24 posted on 09/22/2019 1:50:32 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a Simple Manner for a Happy Life :o)
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To: CaliforniaCraftBeer

I enjoy CM more and more, over time.

This documentary is educational and enjoyable.


25 posted on 09/22/2019 1:59:57 PM PDT by truth_seeker ( ^^\/**|_|**\/ ^^^^)
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To: CaliforniaCraftBeer
Commercial Photography
26 posted on 09/22/2019 2:00:09 PM PDT by CaliforniaCraftBeer
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

“The problem is that Ken Burns has a history of putting out a masterful product then ruining it with political commentary.”

Really hasn’t been much of that.

I thought there’d be more.


27 posted on 09/22/2019 2:01:04 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Boring as hell as told by the strange Mr. Burns.

Did you know that black people invented Country Music?


28 posted on 09/22/2019 2:03:11 PM PDT by miserare ( Indict Hillary!)
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To: CaliforniaCraftBeer

Was she not awesome? I never really ‘heard’ Brenda Lee..but my mom loved her. I was stunned when I watched that segment...man...she could really belt them out and so young..unbelievable.


29 posted on 09/22/2019 2:05:31 PM PDT by LibertyWoman
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To: LibertyWoman
Was she not awesome? I never really ‘heard’ Brenda Lee..but my mom loved her. I was stunned when I watched that segment...man...she could really belt them out and so young..unbelievable.

A powerhouse of a voice inside a 4 foot nine inch pixie frame.

30 posted on 09/22/2019 2:12:05 PM PDT by redcatcherb412
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To: redcatcherb412
one of her best in my opinion

All Alone

31 posted on 09/22/2019 2:15:26 PM PDT by redcatcherb412
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To: miserare

Well thanks to Al Sharpton I already knew that “White folks was in the caves while we (blacks) was building empires.” so it only makes sense that they would invent country music also.


32 posted on 09/22/2019 2:18:04 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

It’s definitely worth watching!
We’re enjoying it.


33 posted on 09/22/2019 2:19:21 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

I thought he had a few weasel words at the beginning.....am not a fan of Ken Burns
....but so far this is beautifully rendered

Appalachia generally has talented, family friendly folks plying their music...
....but realize the Hippy Dippys came along and tried to ruin a good thing

They have infiltrated these mountains like bedbugs....
....but the ole time music remains eternal


34 posted on 09/22/2019 2:27:18 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: ifinnegan

I always dismissed country music as corny and just commercial pap for less educated rubes. In watching the series I have completely reversed my opinion. What I’ve learned is that country in its foundations is a very organic folk art form that simply but authentically tells stories about the suffering and transcendence of rural American lives. The stories of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Willy Nelson, the Carter family, Bill Monroe, Johnny Cash, and Minnie Pearl are fascinating and heartbreaking at the same time. Episode four captured that moment in time when Elvis Presley appeared for his one and only time at the Grand Old Opry’ to perform his new rockabilly music and was ultimately shunned by the country audience as too overtly sexual. This was not a problem for the young girls at the time and created the dividing line that eventually led to commercial rock and roll.

The great songs of Patsy Cline that defined the new “Memphis sound” made the tragedy of her young death at 30 in the private plane crash even more poignant and was beautifully conveyed in still pictures as only Ken Burns can do.

I’m looking forward to the rest of the episodes but other than early Eagles and Linda Ronstadt records I’m probably not ever going to be a fan of the modern country genre.


35 posted on 09/22/2019 2:27:55 PM PDT by Dave Wright
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

That’s one of the major reasons I’ve enjoyed this. There’s been no blatant ‘agenda’. I’ve heard Burns has done some outstanding work but this is the first time I’ve watched anything by him. So he’s an activist? leftist?


36 posted on 09/22/2019 2:38:24 PM PDT by LibertyWoman
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

That’s one of the major reasons I’ve enjoyed this. There’s been no blatant ‘agenda’. I’ve heard Burns has done some outstanding work but this is the first time I’ve watched anything by him. So he’s an activist? leftist?


37 posted on 09/22/2019 2:38:24 PM PDT by LibertyWoman
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To: LibertyWoman

Damn...double posting I don’t get it!


38 posted on 09/22/2019 2:38:55 PM PDT by LibertyWoman
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

“The problem is that Ken Burns has a history of putting out a masterful product then ruining it with political commentary.”

narrated by peter coyote with zero political commentary and only one or two very minor PC correctness sops ...


39 posted on 09/22/2019 2:52:54 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: LibertyWoman

There is another thread on this series that has a lot more commentary on Burns’ take on different subjects
https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3778952/posts?q=1&;page=21


40 posted on 09/22/2019 3:32:43 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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