Country Western Favorites

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  1. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
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    I don't want to further take the "Remember Kiss" thread off the designated topic; so I am starting a new thread here for those of us that love the older country/western songs and singers.
    I posted one of my favorite Duane Eddy songs in the other thread when @Mari North inquired about everyone's favorite guitarist, and she said that she had never heard of Duane Eddy; so I wanted to post a video of the "traditional" Duane Eddy guitar sound. (I love this sound ! )
    Rebel Rouser is one of his first big hits, and has that classic "Twangy Guitar" sound. Those of you who are old enough to remember the 50's hits should remember this song, since it was topping all of the charts back then.

     
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    @Yvonne Smith fab..I could fill this thread for years with my favourite country songs.....:D:D

     
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    One of my favorites. If you tire early, go to 3:11 and listen from there to the end.......

     
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    Done by many including George Jones, Conway Twitty, etc.... I like David Houston's rendition.

     
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    And, Conway, who went entirely too young....

     
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    And, one of my heartthrobs.......

     
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    Oh my goodness, @Will Lawrence ... wow. I used to love this song so much and it brings back so many memories! I haven't thought of it in a very long time but I'm enjoying it very much as I type this. (You Don't Have To Call Me Darlin')
     
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    Granted, Mr. Lonnie Donnegan doesn't sound country but rather British. That said, I first heard the song when my granddad sang it on a recording from his radio days. Then, later on I heard it again on the Grand Ole Opray which clinches it for a bonafide country song. Nevertheless, I like it!
    Another one my grandfather liked to sing was "The laughing song." For a Pentacostal preacher, he had his lighter side.
     
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    I love all of these. I will find some of mine and post them ASAP.
     
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    This is that song that got me started on country music... in that little orange car I mentioned in another thread. Listening to it now... somehow 40 years haven't passed. You people have me an emotional mess since I found ya'll! :)

     
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    Some may try to mimic the Great Ones, like Conway, but they will never sound as good. "Laying There With Linda On My Mind"... "Tight Blue Jeans".... "Hello, Darlin'"...
     
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    "Today's Country" is far different than most of what is posted on this thread. Surely, it couldn't be the age of we who are doing the posting, could it?? I just can't get hooked on today's talent. There are some good ones, but I still enjoy the earlier works.

    I was never a big fan of the really old Country... Sheb Wooley, Faron Young, Gene Autry, etc. But, those were not blessed with some of the technology my favorites had. And, that technology is nothing compared to what is in use today.
     
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    There have been so many great songs come from country music. Even those we don't especially like as well, some of them had to pave the way going back to the early days of the grand old opery, and the Louisiana Hay Ride, with the likes of Hank Williams, Red Foley, Ernest Tubbs and dozens more. I have been a Conway Twitty fan since his first song. He' s also a favorite, along with Willie Nelson, of my harmonica. Gospel music has also been a part of my repatore from my earliest day. I' also a rock fan, a Ray Charles fan. I always say, 'If it's music, try me out.' I like it all.
     
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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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    Another great favourite of mine is merle Haggard... ( I'm dancing as I play this) :D


     
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    ...and a Medley from Merle, of all of my favourites of his....

     
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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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    Oh be still my beating heart...but he was really a handsome guy in his day........another favourite of mine...

     
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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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