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Anybody like country?? I mean "real" country

#21 User is offline   Morkolo 

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:55 PM

I was basically brought up on country from George Jones, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson to the guys that were big when I was a kid Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Keith Whitley.. it's all good to my ears. Another excellent country guitar picker that wasn't mentioned is Brent Mason, quite possibly one of the best in the world.



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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:24 PM

Favorite contemporary player is Brad Paisley... The guy is one of the best guitar players on the ciruit out there in any genre...
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:25 AM

View PostSupersonic, on 26 March 2012 - 12:29 PM, said:

I love me some Johnny Cash too. I just happen to have this little gem in my vinyl collection : )

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Nowwww you're talkin' !!
Cash was the man that brought attitude to the stage.

I was raised on mostly Classical & Big Band at home, with "pop radio" now & then.....and at my Nannys (Moms' Mom) it was Country, and Gospel on Sundays....spent so much time w/Nan that the Country stuck more than anything else i was raised on.
when I feel like Country, I usually go w/the "Outlaw" genre.....some of it is just so real.....so, gritty...

IMPO this is likely the baddest Country song ever done, and I was raised in 'Bama, so I knows some Country!



and, since you mentioned "JC"...



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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:59 AM

Johnny Cash is about it, i lean more to old jump blues from the 30's and 40's upto the 50's as well as blues.. but my musical tastes are vast :)

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:52 AM

Trouble with country boys is that none of them really know how to play guitar....
All they seem to do is strum!



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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:24 AM

I can appreciate "old" country, but don't necessarily go out of my way to procure it....and I certainly don't care for the new stuff.
As for British rockers being into country, my man Elvis Costello sure seems to have a deep appreciation for "old" American country music, seems like he's very into Americana type stuff... and does it very well, despite not having a twangy voice ;) "The Living Elvis" is one of the greatest songwriters of my generation ...imho, of course
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:23 AM

View PostWhitmore Willy, on 27 March 2012 - 07:52 AM, said:

Trouble with country boys is that none of them really know how to play guitar....
All they seem to do is strum!



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Roy Clark and Vince Gill can tear up a fretboard pretty good too. :)
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:56 PM

View PostSupersonic, on 26 March 2012 - 01:27 AM, said:

I'm not talking about the crap they play on the radio that they call "country" music these days. I'm talking about the real stuff. I usually just listen to rock, but some of these old tunes are just fantastic. My grandfather loved Hank Williams Sr. and I do too. I mean come on' how can you not like this song? The guy is just pouring his soul out. I guess I'm just a good 'ol boy from Tennessee, but I think there's as much heart and soul in this recording as there is in the early Robert Johnson stuff. I love music.



When our son was little, I would sing this to him to put him to sleep. Poor kid. It probably warped him for life.

Now, I think it would be fun to play a whole set about Cadillacs and another whole set about trains, and rain, and prison, and mama, and...
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

Patsy Cline!! What a great voice, she had! Such a tragic loss, too! [crying]

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:49 AM

View PostLPDEN, on 26 March 2012 - 08:24 PM, said:

Favorite contemporary player is Brad Paisley... The guy is one of the best guitar players on the ciruit out there in any genre...

Agreed. Brad Paisley is incredible; from his clean technique, tastely phrasing, and tone control. Awesome player.

From reading this thread, it seems pretty obvious that many of the people who do not like country haven't really been exposed to it. I wish I could have a beer with you in front of iTunes! It's a big big genre covering everything from old school traditional to modern rock-influenced to blue grass and mountain music. There are some blue grass pickers that are astoundingly fast and tasteful.

Personally, I love blue grass and much of modern country. Jason Aldean is awesome. I just came back from his show in the Meadowlands... Do people still call it that?!

My girlfriend and I joke that all of the metal guitarists have found homes in country because it is the only guitar-based popular music anymore! There's truth to it as well; Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Luke Bryan, they all have hard rock backing bands.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:15 PM

I like this local girl that got big before her tragic death. Her music is the only Country I listen to. Classic Country. But I love "Texas Swing". Great Steel Guitar.



						
						
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