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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: CaliforniaCraftBeer
1959 Grammy Award to The Kingston Trio for ‘Tom Dooley’ (Best C&W Song [for 1958])

There are many who would hotly dispute the notion that "Tom Dooley" is a country-western song. The same goes for Petula Clark's "Downtown," which won the Grammy for Best Rock and Roll Song for 1964. I especially agree as to "Downtown," which is a bolero and not rock and roll.

I would contend that the best CW song for 1958 was Alone with You by Faron Young and that the best rock and roll song for 1964 was Run, Run, Run! by the Supremes.

41 posted on 09/22/2019 3:47:22 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: CaliforniaCraftBeer

Did they do much on Roy Rogers


42 posted on 09/22/2019 4:20:02 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Well....that answers that doesn’t it. Well, I’ll finish the country series but I’m not going to look for his other ‘work’ like I had originally intended.


43 posted on 09/22/2019 4:27:18 PM PDT by LibertyWoman
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To: CaliforniaCraftBeer

This is the era I’m most interested in and watching the first half, I think it’s excellent.


44 posted on 09/22/2019 4:47:39 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: ballplayer

Roy was mentioned only briefly as the heir to the “singing cowboy” movie star role when Gene Autry left the studio in a dispute over money. Autry was making $600,000 per year in 1940.


45 posted on 09/22/2019 5:29:20 PM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

With the exception of interviews with one annoying Oberlin SJW-type, he’s behaved himself so far. Well done.


46 posted on 09/22/2019 6:31:32 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (So Long Obie)
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To: catnipman

Agreed. Watching now: Johnny Cash, Charlie Pride, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens...


47 posted on 09/22/2019 6:36:03 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: CaliforniaCraftBeer

OK...where was Tammy Wynette and George Jones in this episode? Somewhat disappointed.


48 posted on 09/22/2019 6:58:19 PM PDT by LibertyWoman
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To: CaliforniaCraftBeer

Episode 5: “The Sons & Daughters Of America” airs tonight on pbs tv stations. Just a happy reminder if you’ve missed any parts of this series so far you can stream all of them on demand for free at their .org website here: https://to.pbs.org/2kWdfGx


49 posted on 09/22/2019 7:00:01 PM PDT by CaliforniaCraftBeer
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50 posted on 09/22/2019 7:00:40 PM PDT by CaliforniaCraftBeer
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To: miserare

“Did you know that black people invented Country Music?”

Ha, that’s the impression I got too after watching the first episode.

I enjoy hearing comments from Dolly and others, so guess I’ll continue on with it.


51 posted on 09/22/2019 10:44:31 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: CaliforniaCraftBeer
I don’t care what anyone says, I love Ken Burns, and think he is American through and though, I watched “Country Music” beginning to end. But while I have some Willie Nelson and a few major country hits by other artists on my playlist, I have never been particularly a country fan, so take my novice views for whatever they are worth. Here is what I have learned by watching “Country Music”:

1. Hank Williams was a genius. “Genius” is not a word I throw around a lot.

2. Even though he isn’t quite the songwriter his father was, Hank Williams, Jr. is underrated. His quality songwork vastly exceeds what I knew coming in, “Take This Job and Shove it” and the Monday Night Football theme.

3. Emmylou Harris was, and is, a knockout.

4. Kris Kristofferson is a darn good songwriter.

5. Not much good country music has been made since 1980.

6. While I understand their incentives, Nashville has been bad on balance for the artistic value of country music. Overproduced country music is bad country music.

7. Patsy Cline was more like big band than genuine country.

8. Country and rock and roll are not much different in terms of how they tempt their performers into making foolish life choices.

8. Anyone who dislikes Bob Dylan needs to have his head examined. He loves American music in all its forms., including country.

9. Bakersfield, CA deserves to be better known as a wellspring of country music.

52 posted on 09/25/2019 6:59:09 PM PDT by untenured
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Also, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” which I had never heard, is a very moving song.


53 posted on 09/25/2019 7:07:55 PM PDT by untenured
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54 posted on 09/25/2019 7:14:38 PM PDT by CaliforniaCraftBeer
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