Country Western Favorites

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  1. Carlota Clemens

    Carlota Clemens Well-Known Member
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    I love this recording from 1926


    Even though, I heard it first being sung this other (yet) western style:

     
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    Willie nelson is my all time favourite C&W singer.......right up until this day...but when Willie first started out he was clean cut and mostly a writer rather than a singer in front of house, wrote most of the biggest hits for the more well known C&W singers of the 50's who had huge hits with them ....and .although before my time.. here is a very young Willie singing a medley of some of those songs....absolute heaven, I love this....

     
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  3. Holly Saunders

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    Another great favourite of mine is merle Haggard... ( I'm dancing as I play this) :D


     
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    :oops:Did someone mention Conway Twitty? This is one of my all time favorites!



    Here's another one of my favorites!

     
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  5. Holly Saunders

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    Krissttina I remember it very well, it was released in the Uk the year my mum died in 1973, and for weeks after she died aged just 39, it seemed to play on the radio endlessly, so I always think of her when I hear that song!!
     
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    Oh, absolutely! I just can't get into the new country. Can't say that I've really tried too hard, but... there simply can't be a replacement.

    When I started in the music business, it was quite a shock... suddenly it switched from me writing traditional country and working with publishers and composers as a lyricist to having to *be* the one writing the contract for artists. Some of the demos were like pure culture shock to me but I had to re-learn what made a good *new* country song because I sure wasn't hearing it from what I'd known all my life.

    Eventually I got over it and although some are still cringers, at least I know what might fly and not fly with listeners... but I still pay more attention to a traditional song submission. Old habits die hard. :)
     
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    Now, as much as I like Dolly Parton, I'm not over enamoured by all her stuff....but this for example is the type of music I like when Dolly does it...just sooo beautiful, and with such feeling..

     
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    ...and Stella Parton, although never ever getting the big break like Dolly....did have a few minor hits, and IMO this song by Stella should have been a Massive Hit..and wasn't, which is a great shame....it's one of my all time Favourites... Turn your volume up loud and enjoy :D

     
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    Mari....you've mentioned a couple of times that you're a lyricist, .we'd love to hear some of your stuff, have you got much published ..? I'd love to listen to it if you have...or are you secretly very famous.. :)
     
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    If a person listens to Country, and what "day and age" of Country a person listens to can definitely come from a couple of places.........perhaps where a person was raised and the age of that person.

    There are states in the U.S., while driving thru them, Country is the main music, while some other states the main music can be Rock. I've drove thru states that I've heard more of one than the other.

    If you were raised with parents, in an area that plays mostly Country (modern or older), that is probably what you will like. The same goes for rock music.

    As for me, I wasn't raised with either Country or Rock b/c my step-parents didn't listen to the radio. However, they did watch the Lawrence Welk Show every Saturday night (but I would get to my bedroom quickly, if I could).
    My yearly High School Dance was definitely made up of rock music.

    Age wise, if a person loves the old Country music of Hank Williams Sr. or Ernest Tubbs, there's a chance they are from the prior "Baby Boomer" generation. Wife and I are the early "Baby Boomers", being born in '48/'49 and grew up in the areas of Oldies/Rock (me) and Motown/Oldies (her).

    I remember buying a cassette with Ronnie Milsap's song Smokey Mountain Rain on it, which I loved. Also had Eddie Rabbit's song, Driving My Life Away. This when I first got into Country music back in the early 80's and went to a nightclub where the band played these songs and older. After that, it was on to Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Clint Black, Alan Jackson and others.
     
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    Sure I remember Charlie Rich with this! This song came to my life before Kenny Rogers as country singer, because I had already listen to Kenny as a part of the San Francisco Flower Power movement.

    Later I loved all those country songs he recorded between the end of the 1970s and until the early 1990s. By this time I was a country girl, literally, because the movie "Urban Cowboy" made popular country/western songs.

    After this I discovered Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner, Loretta Lynn, Dottie West, Tammy Wynnette, Tanya Tucker, the Oak Ridge Boys, Emmylou Harris, Barbara Mandrell, Don Williams, Conway Twitty, Glen Campbell and so many others, including Willie Nelson but he was not longer looking like he looks in the video Holly posted :)
     
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