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    Quote Originally Posted by seismic-2 View Post
    Yeah, I was just thirteen, you might say I was a
    Musical proverbial knee-high
    When I heard a couple new-sounding tunes on the tubes
    And they blasted me sky-high
    And the record man said every one is a yellow sun
    Record from Nashville
    And up north there ain't nobody buys them
    And I said, "But I Will"
    - John Sebastian, "Nashville Cats", recorded by The Lovin' Spoonful in 1966
    Good tune.
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    I'll finally have a go on here. Although it's not my main focus I can certainly appreciate a bit of Country & Western.

    Hope this finds favour. I've always loved this track anyway.


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    For something a bit more modern, the Drive by Truckers and Jason Isbell play solidly in the country wheelhouse, but don't fall into the trappings of a lot of modern pop country. While they fall somewhere on the spectrum between country and rock, I find them to be some of the few acts carrying the tradition of country music with out pandering to the audience, singing about more than just tractors and dirt.

    Jason Isbell, Alabama Pines

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    I got hip to this song by randomly catching them on some awards show back in the day


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    Quote Originally Posted by C_Miller View Post
    For something a bit more modern, the Drive by Truckers and Jason Isbell play solidly in the country wheelhouse, but don't fall into the trappings of a lot of modern pop country.
    Yes, they are great and so, so much better than what you hear on country radio toady (unless you're listening to contemporary alternative or roots country, which is as good as what has come before it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed2962 View Post
    I got hip to this song by randomly catching them on some awards show back in the day

    Another more modern choice and also outstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillieMorgan View Post
    I'll finally have a go on here. Although it's not my main focus I can certainly appreciate a bit of Country & Western.
    First Willie song I can recall is Bloody Mary Morning back in '74, but this is the one that firmly imprinted his name in my memory:
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    My favorite version of this song is the Bette Midler version but it's not really country. Helen Reddy also had a big hit with it.


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    Hank Williams Jr doing a Lynyrd Synyrd song


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    Quote Originally Posted by ed2962 View Post
    My favorite version of this song is the Bette Midler version but it's not really country. Helen Reddy also had a big hit with it.

    Agreed. First version I ever heard, too.
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    Louis Marshall Jones was already known professionally as "Grandpa" Jones when he was just in his early 20s, because he sang on an early morning radio show, and the cast members complained that he acted and sounded grumpy like an old grandpa at that hour of the morning. The reputation stuck and fit his musical style, so he built his career around being everyone's grandpa for life. The video on this clip from "The Porter Wagoner Show" isn't very good, but Grandpa's infectious rendition of "Are you From Dixie?" is worth it.


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    Don Gibson wrote and recorded "Sweet Dreams" in 1955. It became one of Patsy Cline's signature songs in the early 1960s, but here's the original.


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    Quote Originally Posted by C_Miller View Post
    For something a bit more modern, the Drive by Truckers and Jason Isbell play solidly in the country wheelhouse, but don't fall into the trappings of a lot of modern pop country. While they fall somewhere on the spectrum between country and rock, I find them to be some of the few acts carrying the tradition of country music with out pandering to the audience, singing about more than just tractors and dirt.
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    This Isbell tune is about the band Centro-Matic breaking up. While I have been a very big fan of Jason's for quite a while, Centro-Matic is in a whole other category. Like "Goes Up Against The Kinks" good...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ed2962 View Post
    Pioneers of country music by Robert Crumb

    Let's hear a couple of tunes from the gentleman on the right-hand side of the middle row, Harry "Mac" McClintock. "Haywire Mac", as he was frequently billed, recorded a lot of novelty songs in the 1920s such as "Ain't We Crazy", especially songs that glorified a hobo's life on the rails, including "Hallelujah! I'm a Bum!" and his signature song "Big Rock Candy Mountain". Here he is with a cowboy standard, "The Old Chisholm Trail":


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    And another cowboy tune sung by Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock, "Goodbye Old Paint":


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