Skip to comments.“Country Music” Episode 4: I Cant Stop Loving You 1953 To 1963
Posted on 09/22/2019 12:30:54 PM PDT by CaliforniaCraftBeer
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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.
Did they do much on Roy Rogers
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.
This is the era I’m most interested in and watching the first half, I think it’s excellent.
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.
With the exception of interviews with one annoying Oberlin SJW-type, he’s behaved himself so far. Well done.
Agreed. Watching now: Johnny Cash, Charlie Pride, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens...
OK...where was Tammy Wynette and George Jones in this episode? Somewhat disappointed.
Episode 5: The Sons & Daughters Of America airs tonight on pbs tv stations. Just a happy reminder if youve 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
“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.
1. Hank Williams was a genius. Genius is not a word I throw around a lot.
2. Even though he isnt 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.
Also, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, which I had never heard, is a very moving song.
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