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vailpass 01:54 PM 09-19-2019
Anybody watching this? I read about it in the inflight magazine on the way home yesterday and watched the first chapter last night.

If you like American history done right like Ken Burns can do it, this thing looks good. The first chapter was all background with some cool stories, commentary by Waylon, Dolly, and others, and history of the genre I did not know. Some really interesting photos of the early 1900s. From there it looks like it goes through Hank Williams then Elvis, Cash, all the way up into the 90s over 8 episodes.

I'm not a country music guy but I'll be watching chapter two next. I loaded the PBS app Roku to be able to watch the whole thing on demand for free.

Or get it here.

https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/country-music/
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BlackHelicopters 05:46 AM 09-21-2019
I like both kinds of music. Country and western.
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InChiefsHell 06:43 AM 09-21-2019
Originally Posted by BlackHelicopters:
I like both kinds of music. Country and western.
Sorry we couldn't do the Wreck of the old 97...
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gblowfish 08:01 AM 09-21-2019
Originally Posted by BlackHelicopters:
I like both kinds of music. Country and western.
Chicken Wire????
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gblowfish 08:04 AM 09-21-2019
Originally Posted by alpha_omega:
Yes. Great doc so far.

Wasn’t aware that Patsy Cline’s last show was at Memorial Hall in KCK...and that the fateful flight originated here.
A local C&W DJ named Cactus Jack Call was killed in December in a car wreck at US 40 and Sterling. The memorial show was in early March when the weather can be dicey. Patsy's private plane actually was held up a day because of crappy weather. When they flew east towards Nashville, they ran into that same weather the next day. If she would have waited one more day they would have made it safely.
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Ubeja Vontell 09:10 PM 09-21-2019
Originally Posted by InChiefsHell:
Sorry we couldn't do the Wreck of the old 97...
That song is a legit classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEgVB4Z7kdU
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Ubeja Vontell 12:18 AM 09-23-2019
I was in Oildale today to watch the game at a buddy's house who lives in Bakersfield, (just over a bridge). We ate at a little restaurant, there were pictures of Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Bob Wills, Dwight Yokum. An old waitress told us...."that was where Buck would sit"......true or not, ok, cool!

None of my family or friends can figure out why I'm so into okie, rockabilly, hillbillie, country and that High Lonesome sound out of the Appalachians. I can't explain it.

The great Hazel Dickens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HwP3f2oaA8

Ola Belle Reed singing her classic.....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsRRY5k5Psg


You'd want to mix them in with Flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe.

Love this....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOr60MxIvvE
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Ubeja Vontell 01:34 AM 09-23-2019
I'm watching.....Music of the Appalachians.

But, no mention of....Frank Hutchinson, Dock Boggs, B.F.Shelton.....

This is THE classic from that region....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jguvUHepISU
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alpha_omega 01:22 PM 09-23-2019
Just FYI for everyone checking out this thread. There is also a live concert that accompanies the documentary. Haven't watched the whole thing yet, but so far...excellent!



https://www.pbs.org/video/country-mu...oncert-kcfxsq/
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Ocotillo 02:32 PM 09-23-2019
Originally Posted by Ubeja Vontell:
I was in Oildale today to watch the game at a buddy's house who lives in Bakersfield, (just over a bridge). We ate at a little restaurant, there were pictures of Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Bob Wills, Dwight Yokum. An old waitress told us...."that was where Buck would sit"......true or not, ok, cool!
There wasn't a picture of Wynn Stewart on that wall?
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Ocotillo 02:42 PM 09-23-2019
The sixth installment tonight should be a fun episode.

Gram Parsons, B-bender guitarist Clarence White and the Byrds were some of the best pure country musicians ever in terms of instrumental play. But their vocals sounded closer to The Beatles and some of the folk artists during the time.

They also were associated with being hippies because they were based out of Southern California, and Parsons wore a nudie suit with marijuana leaves on it.

The Byrds, with Parsons, were invited to the Grand Ole Opry in 1968, and they were booed off stage. They were not accepted by the Nashville establishment, but had a profound influence on future country legends such as Emmylou Harris. Parsons and Harris were a duo before the former died of a drug overdose.
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Great Expectations 02:54 PM 09-23-2019
The movie Gram Theft Parsons is solid.
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srvy 03:14 PM 09-23-2019
Originally Posted by Ocotillo:
The sixth installment tonight should be a fun episode.

Gram Parsons, B-bender guitarist Clarence White and the Byrds were some of the best pure country musicians ever in terms of instrumental play. But their vocals sounded closer to The Beatles and some of the folk artists during the time.

They also were associated with being hippies because they were based out of Southern California, and Parsons wore a nudie suit with marijuana leaves on it.

The Byrds, with Parsons, were invited to the Grand Ole Opry in 1968, and they were booed off stage. They were not accepted by the Nashville establishment, but had a profound influence on future country legends such as Emmylou Harris. Parsons and Harris were a duo before the former died of a drug overdose.
I wondered if they would cover Gram Parsons since he he didnt get any love from Nashville and the Opry. I will for sure check this out The Flying Burrito Brothers are one of my favorites. Treasures saved from a flood are Grievous Angel, Sleepless Nights, Gilded Palace of Sin, Burrito Deluxe. Sadly the rest were lost. Country music took a huge loss when Gram OD'ed so much music was lost when we lost this prolific songwriter young.
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Ocotillo 03:27 PM 09-23-2019
Originally Posted by srvy:
I wondered if they would cover Gram Parsons since he he didnt get any love from Nashville and the Opry. I will for sure check this out The Flying Burrito Brothers are one of my favorites. Treasures saved from a flood are Grievous Angel, Sleepless Nights, Gilded Palace of Sin, Burrito Deluxe. Sadly the rest were lost. Country music took a huge loss when Gram OD'ed so much music was lost when we lost this prolific songwriter young.
They mention The Byrds in the promo, so I think it's safe to watch and not have them short-change Parsons.

"Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (1968 1972)
Episode 6 | Learn how country music responds to a nation divided by the Vietnam War, as Army captain turned songwriter Kris Kristofferson sets a new lyrical standard, and artists like Bob Dylan and the Byrds find a recording home in Nashville.

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Boon 03:11 AM 09-28-2019
Watched all eight episodes and was pleased with all of them. Another great job by Burns and crew.
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Ubeja Vontell 06:03 AM 09-29-2019
A little disappointed, they didn't dig deep enought, no Frank Hutchison, Dock Boggs, Clarence Ashley, Dick Justice, no....Darby & Tarlton...???


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQuQtBqNsCI
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