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Subject: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: cinnabon on 04/04/08 at 5:39 pm

Even though I don't listen to country music on a regular basis, I do enjoy it in small doses - here are some of my favorite 70s country tunes:

Let Your Love Flow - The Bellamy Brothers
Here You Come Again - Dolly Parton
Wildfire - Michael Murphy
Lucille, The Gambler and Coward of the County - Kenny Rogers
The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
Rhinestone Cowboy and Southern Nights - Glen Campbell


Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/08 at 5:41 pm

For the world of Country Music I knew back in the 70s, were only the hits that made into the UK Charts and in your above posting, the names I know are there

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: midnite on 04/04/08 at 6:17 pm


Even though I don't listen to country music on a regular basis, I do enjoy it in small doses - here are some of my favorite 70s country tunes:

Wildfire - Michael Murphy


I love this song and I, too, do not listen to country music except for some songs from the 70s and 80s. Here are my favorites:

Bobby Goldsboro - Summer (The First Time)  **My Favorite**
John Denver - Thank God I'm A Country Boy (Yeee-haaah)
Sammy Johns - Chevy Van
Glen Campbell - Everything A Man Could Ever Need
Glen Campbell - By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Lobo - I'd Love You To Want Me
Pure Prairie League - Amie
Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue (I was madly in love with her when i was a very small child)
Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou (my other love interest)
Debbie Boone - You Light Up My Life (reached #4 on the Country charts)
Jennifer Warnes - Right Time Of The Night (reached #17 on the Country charts)
Marshall Tucker - Heard It In A Love Song

Its hard to distinguish between some of the soft-roots rock groups and country musicians of the 70's such as the Eagles and Poco.

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 04/04/08 at 6:34 pm

Easy Loving - Freddie Hart
Carry Me - The Stampeders
Moonshine (Friend of Mine) - John Kay
The Americans - Gordon Sinclair reached #40 on Canada's country chart in 1974
Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers
Four Strong Winds - Neil Young

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: cinnabon on 04/04/08 at 7:55 pm

Here's a few more I thought of:

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World and Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich
Rose-Colored Glasses - John Conley
Delta Dawn - Tanya Tucker (Helen Reddy's version is good too!)
Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John
The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA - Donna Fargo
Uneasy Rider - Charlie Daniels (the song was his tongue-in-cheek take on the film Easy Rider)

these great songs by Ronnie Milsap:
Daydreams About Night Things
Stand by My Woman Man
What a Difference You've Made in My Life
Back on My Mind Again

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: snozberries on 04/06/08 at 10:58 am



I'm not a fan of country so imagine my surprise when I say I can actually answer this question.  A couple of my answers might be 80s they just blur for me....

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden ~ ???

Hard Candy Christmas ~ Dolly Parton
Jolene ~ Dolly Parton

Country Boy ~ Glen Campbell
Rhinstone Cowboy ~ Glen Campbell

Coward of the County ~ Kenny Rogers
She Believes in Me ~ Kenny Rogers
Love Will Turn You Around ~ Kenny Rogers


and some song about Gold... I think that I vaguely remember but I used to listen to it all the time.. on the same cassette as Jolene... oh that's gonna bug me! Guy with rich, perhaps deep voice...  hmmm?


And what year did Sylvia's Nobody come out?
I loved that song...
                          still do but don't tell
"I have a rep to protect. So don't damage the rep and we don't damage new friends! Dig?"  ;D




Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 04/06/08 at 11:00 am


I Never Promised You a Rose Garden ~ ???


Lynn Anderson

And what year did Sylvia's Nobody come out?
I loved that song...
                           still do but don't tell
"I have a rep to protect. So don't damage the rep and we don't damage new friends! Dig?"  ;D


1982

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/08 at 11:11 am

The wonderfull songs from John Denver.

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: cinnabon on 04/06/08 at 3:17 pm

Heaven's Just a Sin Away - The Kendalls (a lot of you probably won't remember this one; I haven't heard it myself since I was about 6 or 7 years old)

Broken Lady and All the Gold in California - Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers

Every Which Way But Loose by the late great Eddie Rabbitt (theme song from one of my favorite 70s movies)

BTW: I should have thought of Rose Garden before, since that was #1 on the Australian charts the day I was born (4-15-71)  :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: midnite on 04/06/08 at 8:39 pm



and some song about Gold... I think that I vaguely remember but I used to listen to it all the time.. on the same cassette as Jolene... oh that's gonna bug me! Guy with rich, perhaps deep voice...  hmmm?




John Stewart (with Stevie Nicks) - Gold?      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_ohRBgmOTs


**disclaimer - just because I know this song doesn't mean I like it**

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: snozberries on 04/06/08 at 9:45 pm



John Stewart (with Stevie Nicks) - Gold?      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_ohRBgmOTs


**disclaimer - just because I know this song doesn't mean I like it**




nope not it  but thank you for reminding me of yet another song I'd forgotten I used to listen too all the time.....

I need Henk on this one, I think, In 1981 or so I was in Holland and bought a cassette tape  I think it was a country hits tape... It did have Jolene and annie's Song.  It also had this song that I think mentions gold but honestly I'm not too sure about the at. The tape was bliack (I think) and the label had alternating Red and Yellow stripes  that ran vertical not horizontal through the entire sticker label.


man the song is right on the tip of my tongue....maybe I'll remember it by tonight. 

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: cinnabon on 04/07/08 at 4:43 am

the following songs by Willie Nelson:

Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Luckenback Texas and Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (each with Waylon Jennings)

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: robby76 on 04/07/08 at 8:59 pm


Here You Come Again - Dolly Parton


Yes pleeease!  :)

Is Afternoon Delight considered country?

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: midnite on 04/07/08 at 10:33 pm


Yes pleeease!  :)

Is Afternoon Delight considered country?


I dont think Afternoon Delight is considered Country music.  The 70's had ALOT of Soft Rock, Southern Rock, and Roots Rock that would probably qualify as Country music today.  However, it is not considered Country music.  Examples are:

Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - Fallin In Love, Dont Pull Your Love (sounds like Country to me)
JD Souther - Youre Only Lonely
Little River Band - Lonesome Loser
Maria Muldaur - Midnight At The Oasis
Firefall - You Are The Woman
Walter Egan - Magnet And Steel
Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Jackie Blue
Fleetwood Mac - Never Going Back Again (just a voice and a banjo?)
Flying Burrito Brothers - Devil In Disguise, Sin City
The Eagles - many of their songs

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: cinnabon on 04/08/08 at 5:12 am

Mr Bojangles - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

this group started as more of a country rock band - they had another good song in 1979 called "An American Dream" as the Dirt Band featuring Linda Ronstadt and then they went back to calling themselves Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and went totally country in the 80s

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: malibumike65 on 04/08/08 at 11:42 am


Heaven's Just a Sin Away - The Kendalls (a lot of you probably won't remember this one; I haven't heard it myself since I was about 6 or 7 years old)

I've got an mp3 copy of that song I can email to you if want.

I Love - Tom T Hall
Riding My Thumb To Mexico - Johnny Rodriguez
Don't Take Her. She's All I Got - Johnny Paycheck
Love Is Like A Butterfly - Dolly Parton
Convoy - CW McCall
If We Make It Through December - Merle Haggard
Good Hearted Woman - Waylon Jennings
For The Good Times - Ray Price
It's Four In The Morning - Faron Young
Kiss An Angel Good Mornin - Charley Pride
The Grand Tour - George Jones
Every Which Way But Loose - Eddie Rabbit

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: ninny on 04/08/08 at 12:55 pm

Another Somebody Done Somebody wrong Song -BJ Thomas
A  Very special Love Song & Behind Close Doors- Charlie Rich
The Devil Went Down To Georgia -Charlie Daniels
The Most Beautiful Girl -Charlie Rich
Don't it Make My Brown eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle   
Jum Dandy - Black Oak Arkansas
Take It Easy -Eagles (Country-Rock) 
Take It to the limit-Eagles
Kentucky Rain - Elvis Presley
Rhinestone Cowboy & Southern Nights-Glen Campbell
Don't Pull your Love - Hamilton,Joe Frank and Reynold (sounds kinda country)
Take Me Home Country Roads -John Denver                     

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: Paul on 04/08/08 at 2:26 pm

There was a brief flirtation with country music in Britain during the 70s...

'It's Four In the Morning' - Faron Young, is a typical man-does-woman-wrong-and-is-stuffed-with-guilt-type country song which was a huge hit here in 1972...

'Stand By Your Man' - Tammy Wynette, is a typical man-does-woman-wrong-but-she'll-forgive-him-no-matter-what-type country song which hit #1 in 1975! (Even at that stage it was several years old!)

'Teddy Bear' - Red Sovine, is just 'bleh'...but somehow became a big hit in 1981...

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/08/08 at 2:45 pm


'Stand By Your Man' - Tammy Wynette, is a typical man-does-woman-wrong-but-she'll-forgive-him-no-matter-what-type country song which hit #1 in 1975! (Even at that stage it was several years old!)


Never cared much for that one...

...and I have to say I'm quite surprised that it made #1 in your territory!  :o

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: Paul on 04/08/08 at 3:09 pm


Never cared much for that one...


Nor did Hillary Clinton, if memory serves... ::)

...and I have to say I'm quite surprised that it made #1 in your territory!  :o


Full of surprises, us lot!  ;)

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: whistledog on 04/08/08 at 8:06 pm


Mr Bojangles - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

this group started as more of a country rock band - they had another good song in 1979 called "An American Dream" as the Dirt Band featuring Linda Ronstadt and then they went back to calling themselves Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and went totally country in the 80s


I loved 'An American Dream'.  I was going to list it as one of my faves until I realized that as a hit single, it did not chart until 1980 which made me happy cause lord knows I love 80s music lol :)

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: snozberries on 04/09/08 at 1:28 am



how bout Freddy Fender Before the Next Tear Drop Falls

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: ninny on 04/09/08 at 8:18 am



how bout Freddy Fender Before the Next Tear Drop Falls

Good one,along with Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: cinnabon on 04/10/08 at 5:33 am






'Stand By Your Man' - Tammy Wynette, is a typical man-does-woman-wrong-but-she'll-forgive-him-no-matter-what-type country song which hit #1 in 1975! (Even at that stage it was several years old!)



Tammy Wynette also came out with the song D.I.V.O.R.C.E. in '75 right around the same time her marriage to George Jones broke up.

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: snozberries on 04/14/08 at 5:50 pm




that stupid song was Heart of Gold...

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: cloudddae on 04/15/08 at 5:13 pm

The Most Beautiful Girl, A Very Special Love Song -Charlie Rich
Two Doors down-Dolly Parton
Blue Skies, Whiskey River -Willie Nelson
Folsom Prison Blues-Johnny Cash
Judy Mae-Boomer Castleman
It Was Almost Like A Song-Ronnie Milsap
Coca Cola Cowboy Mel Tillis
Lucille, She Believes In Me, Daytime Friends, The Gambler -Kenny Rogers
Coal Miner's Daughter-Loretta Lynn
Still doin` time-George Jones
Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue-Crystal Gayle
Rose Garden-Lynn Anderson
Let Your Love Flow-The Bellamy Brothers
Delta Dawn-Tanya Tucker
Sleeping Single In A Double Bed-Barbara Mandrell
Talking In Your Sleep-Crystal Gayle

Dislike-
All John Denver songs, and The Devil went down to Georgia-Charlie Danial's, Funny Face Donna Fargo.
Fiddle music in general.

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: cinnabon on 04/18/08 at 7:03 pm

Kiss You All Over - Exile (another group that started out as country-rock in the 70s and crossed all the way over to country in the 80s)

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: snozberries on 04/18/08 at 11:55 pm


Kiss You All Over - Exile (another group that started out as country-rock in the 70s and crossed all the way over to country in the 80s)


That's funny I would've never classified Kiss You All Over as country.


Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/08 at 5:25 am


That's funny I would've never classified Kiss You All Over as country.



Well that record does not sound like Achy Breaky Heart...

Subject: Re: Favorite Country Songs of the 70s

Written By: ninny on 04/19/08 at 5:48 am


That's funny I would've never classified Kiss You All Over as country.




That's the only 'rock-pop' song they had..Exile is a country band

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