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Subject: Classic Country

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/04/07 at 10:39 pm

So, anyone here like classic country music?  For some reason I have been craving to listen to it lately.  I love Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. What are some of your favorites? I need some more ideas of good songs to download. :)

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: whistledog on 02/04/07 at 11:58 pm

I am a big fan of some 80s Classic Country.  Here's a few faves of mine ...

The collected works of Eddie Rabbitt (I loved every song he did)

An American Dream - The Dirt Band featuring Linda Ronstadt
Baby I Lied - Deborah Allen
Blessed Are the Believers - Anne Murray
Bop - Dan Seals
Falling in Love Again - Michael Stanley Band
Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You) - Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers
I Can't Stop the Feeling - Pure Prairie League
I'm Gonna Hire A Wino to Decorate Our Home - David Frizzell
It's Hard to Be Humble - Mac Davis
Let Me Love You Tonight - Pure Prairie League
Let's Do Something Cheap and Superficial - Burt Reynolds
Love in the First Degree - Alabama
Make A Little Magic - The Dirt Band
Nobody - Sylvia
Playing With Lightning - Shot in the Dark
Still Taking Chances - Michael Murphey

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/04/07 at 11:59 pm


I am a big fan of some 80s Classic Country.  Here's a few faves of mine ...

The collected works of Eddie Rabbitt (I loved every song he did)

An American Dream - The Dirt Band featuring Linda Ronstadt
Baby I Lied - Deborah Allen
Blessed Are the Believers - Anne Murray
Bop - Dan Seals
Falling in Love Again - Michael Stanley Band
Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You) - Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers
I'm Gonna Hire A Wino to Decorate Our Home - David Frizzell
It's Hard to Be Humble - Mac Davis
Let Me Love You Tonight - Pure Prairie League
Let's Do Something Cheap and Superficial - Burt Reynolds
Love in the First Degree - Alabama
Make A Little Magic - The Dirt Band
Nobody - Sylvia
Playing With Lightning - Shot in the Dark
Still Taking Chances - Michael Murphey



I really like Pure Prairie League....and Alabama has some good songs. I'll have to check out the rest of them soon!

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: Marty McFly on 02/05/07 at 12:25 am

I like a few songs here and there. In a way, I think it had more appeal then because it was more of its own genre.

Would you consider '80s stuff like "Angel of the Morning" or Restless Heart as "classic"? I like those alot. I guess anything before the two '90s commercializations (with Garth Brooks and later Shania Twain and the like) could count. Like 1940s-1991.

Or is this like the really classic stuff like Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, etc? If so, believe it or not, I even dig that stuff a little bit sometimes.

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: Dukefan on 02/05/07 at 1:18 am

I myself generally don't consider 90s Country to be "classic" on the basis that during the decade the genre *overall* became way too Pop-ish.  (Of course, I suppose one day people will look back on that era with fondness - I do like some of the new-style songs here and there)

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: Marty McFly on 02/05/07 at 1:31 am


I myself generally don't consider 90s Country to be "classic" on the basis that during the decade the genre *overall* became way too Pop-ish.  (Of course, I suppose one day people will look back on it with fondness - I do like some of the new-style songs from that era here and there)


You know, after I wrote the above post, I was thinking about when the point was that Country technically "went pop" and I realized that it always had some parallels with the pop and rock worlds for years. Lots of 1970s "Southern Rock" was country in a way (i.e. Lynyrd Skynard), and bands like The Eagles and John Cougar Mellencamp arguably fit into that image too, even if they're not country per se.

But yeah, I agree with you, the "new pop country" of 1992+ isn't really classic.

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: danootaandme on 02/05/07 at 5:18 am

Ever listen to John Stewart.  His album "Lonesome Picker Rides Again" is good.  On that album is the original "Daydream Believer", he wrote it, and after listening to it I can't imagine why anyone would listen to the Monkees version.  There are a lot of good songs on it.

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: malibumike65 on 02/05/07 at 6:49 am

"Forever And Ever Amen" by Randy Travis
"When You Say Nothing At All" by either Keith Whitley or Allison Krauss
"Looking For Love" by Johnny Lee
"Meet Me In Montana" by Dan Seals and Marie Osmond
"Heart Broke" by Ricky Skaggs
"Tempted" by Marty Stuart

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/05/07 at 1:48 pm

Crazy-Pasty Cline




Cat

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/05/07 at 3:03 pm


Crazy-Pasty Cline




Cat



that's a good one! ;)

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: lorac61469 on 02/05/07 at 3:42 pm

I like some of The Bellamy Brothers songs, "Let Your Love Flow" and "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body".

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: danootaandme on 02/05/07 at 5:11 pm

Silver Tongued Devil - Kris Kristofferson

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: danootaandme on 02/05/07 at 5:13 pm

Feelin' Single Seeing Double - Emmy Lou Harris

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: nally on 02/05/07 at 5:15 pm

Classic country? Not really...but I do like some recent country songs that have hit the pop charts. (In the last ten years or so, that is.)

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: RTynanDDS on 02/05/07 at 7:29 pm

I'm actually a huge fan of really classic (read: old) country, like George Jones, Lefty Frizell, Webb Pierce, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, etc. As part of the 90s alt-country scene, it became cool to listen to all the country music I had rejected when I was listening to new wave and punk through the 80s.

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/05/07 at 7:36 pm

Since Halloween (when we got our "new addition"), I have been singing the song "Elvira" (Bellamy Brothers?). Hmmmm, I wonder why?  ;) :D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/05/07 at 7:39 pm

Were any of you guys fans of the TV show, "Hee Haw?" I remember watching that with my parents when I was really young. Also, I remember my parents used to occasionally watch that show with the Mandrell Sisters...they were pretty good.

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: lorac61469 on 02/05/07 at 7:45 pm


Since Halloween (when we got our "new addition"), I have been singing the song "Elvira" (Bellamy Brothers?). Hmmmm, I wonder why?  ;) :D ;D ;D



Cat


I believe that's the Oak Ridge Boys.

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/06/07 at 12:21 pm


I believe that's the Oak Ridge Boys.




You are probably right. I can never remember who sings that song.



Cat

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: malibumike65 on 02/07/07 at 4:24 am



You are probably right. I can never remember who sings that song.



Cat

No doubt about it. It was the Oak Ridge Boys. Giddyup

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 02/07/07 at 11:24 am

I like alot of country songs from the '80s, and a few from the early '90s, anything that came out before about 1993 or so. My top 5:

Feels So Right~Alabama
Thunder Rolls~Garth Brooks
The Church On Cumberland Road~Shenandoah
Houston~Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers
Bluest Eyes In Texas~Restless Heart

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: RTynanDDS on 02/07/07 at 2:01 pm

We watched both Hee Haw and the Mandrell Sisters show. I remember the "muppet backup band" was a big hit on the Mandrell's show.
Hee Haw is actually out on DVD now, and reruns were recently being shown on CMT. It's amazing how it was sort of the hick "Laugh-In" with the wacky animations, crazy camera moves and quick one-liner jokes and running gags.

Gloom, despair and agony on me...
Deep dark depression, excessive misery.
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.
Gloom, despair and agony on me.


Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/08/07 at 3:36 pm


We watched both Hee Haw and the Mandrell Sisters show. I remember the "muppet backup band" was a big hit on the Mandrell's show.
Hee Haw is actually out on DVD now, and reruns were recently being shown on CMT. It's amazing how it was sort of the hick "Laugh-In" with the wacky animations, crazy camera moves and quick one-liner jokes and running gags.

Gloom, despair and agony on me...
Deep dark depression, excessive misery.
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.
Gloom, despair and agony on me.






What about...


Where Oh where are you tonight?
Why did you leave me here alone?
I searched the world over and thought I found true love.
You met another and pfffff you were gone.


:D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: RTynanDDS on 02/08/07 at 4:21 pm

And ...

Oh, we're not ones to go around spreading rumors,
Really we're just not the gossiping kind,
You'll never hear one of us repeating gossip,
So you better be sure and listen close the first time.

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/08/07 at 5:04 pm


And ...

Oh, we're not ones to go around spreading rumors,
Really we're just not the gossiping kind,
You'll never hear one of us repeating gossip,
So you better be sure and listen close the first time.




Let me be the first to give you karma.




Cat

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: spaceace on 02/08/07 at 6:38 pm

Smokey Mountain Range - Ronnie Milsap

Delta Dawn - Tanya Tucker

Dan Seals and Marie Osmond - Meet Me in Montana

Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Chrystal Gayle

Could I Have This Dance - Anne Murray

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: RTynanDDS on 02/09/07 at 2:06 pm

Cat, thanks. I'm glad my Hee Haw memories could earn me something. :)

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/09/07 at 2:33 pm

I just downloaded a bunch of them:

You Can Eat Crackers In My Bed Anytime--Barbara Mandrell
I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool--Barbara Mandrell & George Jones
Smokey Mountain Rain--Ronnie Milsap
If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Wanna Be Right--Barbara Mandrell
Is It Really Over--Jim Reeves & Tammy Wynette
Joleene--Dolly Parton
Working 9 To 5--Dolly Parton
Islands In The Stream--Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
Delta Dawn--Tanya Tucker

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: Mushroom on 02/09/07 at 3:20 pm

I enjoy almost all kinds of music, from Classical and Jazz, to Big Band, Blues, and Rock.  And yes, I also listen to a lot of Country.

I mostly listen to the music from the late 1960's until the early 1990's.  Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, David Allen Coe, Dolly Parton, Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr, Charlie Daniels, CCR, and Garth Brooks.

And I have been lucky enough to see many of them in concert.  Last year, Van Zant performed at the Peanut Festival.  And the year before that Charlie Daniels performed.  At our local Country bar I have been able to see Hank Williams Jr. Jr. and David Allen Coe.  And back when I lived in California, I was able to see Colin Raye.  And I also saw Lee Greenwood once on a USO tour.

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: Paul on 02/09/07 at 4:19 pm


Crazy-Pasty Cline


Better still...anything by Patsy Cline...

...and Jim Reeves, but not his real early stuff before he learned how to croon...

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 02/09/07 at 4:53 pm


I like alot of country songs from the '80s, and a few from the early '90s, anything that came out before about 1993 or so. My top 5:

Feels So Right~Alabama


Excellent song!  :)

I'm not really a fan of 'country' music, but I like Ronnie Milsap's stuff from the 80's...

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: ADH13 on 02/10/07 at 4:15 pm



Come On In - Oak Ridge Boys
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
I Got The Hoss - Mel Tillis
The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised - Johnny Paycheck
Baby Blue - George Strait
San Antono Rose - Merle Haggard
Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels
It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights - Freddy Fender

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: danootaandme on 02/10/07 at 4:49 pm

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: spaceace on 02/10/07 at 8:21 pm

Battle of New Orleans by Johnny Horton

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: malibumike65 on 02/12/07 at 6:09 am

The Race Is On by George Jones

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: Marty McFly on 02/12/07 at 9:48 pm


I like alot of country songs from the '80s, and a few from the early '90s, anything that came out before about 1993 or so. My top 5:

Feels So Right~Alabama
Thunder Rolls~Garth Brooks
The Church On Cumberland Road~Shenandoah
Houston~Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers
Bluest Eyes In Texas~Restless Heart



I like Restless Heart alot too. I remember "When She Cries" and "Tell Me What You Dream" playing alot in the mid '90s (I later discovered their older material like "I'll Still Be Loving You"). And even though I'm not that into Garth Brooks, I do like "The Thunder Rolls". It had an interesting storyline video too, if I remember.

I used to confuse alot of '80s and '90s country songs from each other, to be honest. Because it's not strictly pop (despite its mainstream crossover appeal), it doesn't follow the exact trends as closely as Top 40. So alot of '90s Country probably up to 1994 or '95 even, had a tinge of '80s to it. Heck, I remember alot of the guys had mullets too!

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: Ashkicksass on 02/13/07 at 12:44 pm

I'm a big Johnny Cash fan, so anything by him.  I also adore Dolly Parton.  The song "Me and Little Andy" still brings a tear to my eye.  I also love Sawyer Brown - I'm pretty sure they started out in the 80's, and Alabama is great too.  I need to download some country! 

Oh, and "Flowers on the Wall" by the Statler Brothers is also a favorite.

We watched Hee Haw and Barbara Mandrell too - hokey, but so great!

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 02/15/07 at 3:58 pm

I really like Marty Robbins, he's a great storyteller.

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/15/07 at 6:20 pm

There is one that I like but I'm sure very few people know this song. It is called "No Never" by Skeeter Davis.




Cat

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 02/16/07 at 11:03 am


I like Restless Heart alot too. I remember "When She Cries" and "Tell Me What You Dream" playing alot in the mid '90s (I later discovered their older material like "I'll Still Be Loving You"). And even though I'm not that into Garth Brooks, I do like "The Thunder Rolls". It had an interesting storyline video too, if I remember.

I used to confuse alot of '80s and '90s country songs from each other, to be honest. Because it's not strictly pop (despite its mainstream crossover appeal), it doesn't follow the exact trends as closely as Top 40. So alot of '90s Country probably up to 1994 or '95 even, had a tinge of '80s to it. Heck, I remember alot of the guys had mullets too!



Yeah, alot of the country that came out in the early '90s still sounded pretty similar to '80s country. Garth Brooks was the first country artists to have a big time cross over appeal(as far as I know anyway), but it wasn't until the about 1995 or so that country started to become the way it is today.

Btw, I love Restless Heart. Even though there's only one of there songs in my personal top 5, they've got about 10-15 songs that I really like.

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: lorac61469 on 02/16/07 at 12:05 pm


I also love Sawyer Brown - I'm pretty sure they started out in the 80's, and Alabama is great too. 


Did you know that Sawyer Brown won the grand prize on the shw Star Search?



I like Tammy Wynette...
Stand By Your Man
D-I-V-O-R-C-E

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: Davester on 02/17/07 at 3:46 am


Excellent song!  :)

I'm not really a fan of 'country' music, but I like Ronnie Milsap's stuff from the 80's...


  That is a good song.  In fact, the entire album is really good... 

  Ronnie Milsap had a string of great songs in the 80's.  Something I picked up from my days in Southern Illinois...

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: Ashkicksass on 02/21/07 at 1:44 pm


Did you know that Sawyer Brown won the grand prize on the shw Star Search?





I didn't know that!  Well they deserved it!  :)

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: star80 on 02/23/07 at 8:43 am

To me, Classis Country is performers like George Jones, Hank Williams, Sr, Chet Atkins, Merle Haggard, Charlie Pride, Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Roy Clark and Johnny Cash.



As far as some of the new stuff goes:  Aaron Tippin is country to the bone and so is Tracey Lawrence.

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: chiefyamick on 02/24/07 at 2:35 pm

Johnny Cash....definitely Johnny Cash


8)

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: gemini on 02/24/07 at 5:45 pm

George Jones  and Patsy Cline

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: whistledog on 04/17/08 at 11:00 pm

I just made myself a Classic Country Hits CD so I can listen to it at work.  Click the back cover to make it bigger

(FRONT COVER)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/RPM-1.jpg

(BACK COVER)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/RPM-2.jpg

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/17/08 at 11:06 pm


I just made myself a Classic Country Hits CD so I can listen to it at work.  Click the back cover to make it bigger

(FRONT COVER)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/RPM-1.jpg

(BACK COVER)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y7/whistledog/RPM-2.jpg


wow..you made that? Awesome, Jason. :)

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: whistledog on 04/17/08 at 11:15 pm


wow..you made that? Awesome, Jason. :)


I did yes.  I started working on it last week and just finished it today LOL

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 04/17/08 at 11:19 pm


I did yes.  I started working on it last week and just finished it today LOL



that's really neato! ;)

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: nally on 04/17/08 at 11:19 pm


I did yes.  I started working on it last week and just finished it today LOL

Well it certainly does look good...I notice you had a wide variety of stuff on there, from the 70s, 80s, 90s. I bet it would be interesting to check out a few of those.

The songs with the Canadian flag icon next to them, I take it those are Canadian country bands/artists. Is that right?

Subject: Re: Classic Country

Written By: whistledog on 04/17/08 at 11:38 pm


Well it certainly does look good...I notice you had a wide variety of stuff on there, from the 70s, 80s, 90s. I bet it would be interesting to check out a few of those.


Originally I was just going to make it strictly 80s country, but I couldn't leave out some of those 70s or 90s ones


The songs with the Canadian flag icon next to them, I take it those are Canadian country bands/artists. Is that right?


All but one.  The flags actually signify the songs that met CANCON requirements, so I could include those songs that were written by Canadians, but not sung by Canadians.  In this case, the only one I used was the Jennifer Warnes song :)

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