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Country Music of the 40s, 50s and Early 60s

 
 
Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 05:44 am
The first First Lady of Country Music died yesterday. Kitty Wells was 92. As a kid I listened to mostly country, because my mother kept the radio on one of those stations all day, up until the time shows like The Lone Ranger and The Great Gildersleve began to air. When a teen, I rebelled against country, as many young people do, but as I mellowed with age, I began listening to country once again, while continuing to embrace pop, folk, rock, calypso and some jazz and classical. I know we have too many music threads already, but I am ready to pursue this one with all vigor. I hope there are enough fans to join in. Enjoy.
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 05:46 am
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 06:23 am
@edgarblythe,
One of my all time favorite country songs:

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 11:55 am
Ernest Tubb was one I listened to in the time I described in my first post.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 11:59 am
The first big star of country was Jimmy Rodgers. All the early country artists wanted to sing like him. This song by him was my father's favorite song, I have been told.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 01:32 pm
I've always been a fan of Buck Owens. Everyone I know thinks of this as a Beatles song:

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 02:33 pm
My first favorite singer was Hank Williams.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 03:08 pm
@edgarblythe,
I knew a man in New Mexico one time who told me, "I only listen to two kinds of music. Country. And western.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 03:17 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
He should be liberal enough to include hillbilly.
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 03:21 pm
@edgarblythe,
Prob'ly did. But he never said it.
Smile
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 03:49 pm
My all time favorite purely country artist is Don Gibson.
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jespah
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 05:15 pm
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 05:43 pm
That's the first song I heard Patsy sing.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 05:47 pm
Before he hired an orchestra, Ray Price sang like this
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 08:11 pm
I know this is from a few decade after the time frame you're after but I so love this song that I'm going to post it anyway.

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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 08:14 pm
Another slightly more contemporary song that I totally adore:

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 08:28 pm
Well, I went to the 30s for Jimmy Rodgers' song.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2012 08:39 pm
Early Marty Robbins
spendius
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jul, 2012 06:46 am
@edgarblythe,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAb_zm41X_k

New album ed. Sept 11. Tempest. 10 new songs.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jul, 2012 08:32 am
@edgarblythe,
 

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