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jim in paris

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country music
« on: March 09, 2011, 01:57:08 PM »

hi all
i'm preparing something about country music in a class

any suggestions for bands or big names i should search for ?

i know doc watson , J cash and johnny horton.. who else ??

thans for your input

jim
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Re: country music
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 07:39:38 PM »

Jim,

Here are a  couple of links which might help, the 1st link has many video/recordings by a studio performer but you can hear the songs and also see the lyrics.

http://www.learn-classic-country-songs.com/classic_country_singers.html

http://www.top-country-songs.com/country-music-singers.html

A few names:
Garth Brooks
Faith Hill
Tammy Wynette
Loretta Lynn
Hank Williams
The Oakridge Boys
Alan Jackson
Clint Black
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Re: country music
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 08:30:33 PM »

Doc Watson is more Americana/Folk than country.  He is my favorite performer of all time!
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Re: country music
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 08:33:37 PM »

Seems like Willie Nelson had a good top spinning song:

On my string again. 
Can't wait to spin on my string again.
The life I love is toppin' with my dear old friends.
I can't wait to spin on my string again.............
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Re: country music
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 10:38:47 PM »

Not well known, but if you want a pure spinning top country song, here you have it:



"SPINNING  TOP"

I'm  a  regular  spinning  top,
I  keep  spinning  I  can't  stop.
Don't  try  to  slow  me  down,
I'm  a Spinning  Top.

I'm  spinning  round  and  round,
I was  spinning  when  I  hit  the  ground.
Don't  try  to  slow  me  down,
I'm  a  Spinning  Top.

I'll  come  spinning  through  your  town,
Gonna  spin  your  little  heart  round.
Baby,  can't  slow  me  down,
I'm  a  Spinning  Top.

I'm  a  regular  Spinning  Top,
I'll  keep  spinning  I  can't  stop.
Don't  try  to  slow  me  down,
I'm  a  Spinning  Top.
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Re: country music
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 07:48:28 AM »

gram parsons
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Re: country music
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2011, 09:13:23 AM »

Waylon Jennings
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jim in paris

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Re: country music
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011, 11:12:45 AM »

thanx for your inputs

Doc Watson and Merle are also some of my favourites
and they're definitely Folk , with banjo 12 strings guitars dobro etc


jim



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Re: country music
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2011, 08:22:05 PM »

if you are interested in some traditional folk music, you might also check this out from roger mcguinn,
http://www.ibiblio.org/jimmy/folkden-wp/
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Re: country music
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2011, 10:29:55 PM »

Mr. Ta0......I was sure you were pulling our leg with this one.  I really didn't believe there was a R.D. Foster with a country song called "A Regular Spinning Top".  It even looked like you did some doctoring to get that supposed album cover of a guy strumming a guitar with a long handlebar mustache and a big ole' cowboy hat.

But darn if I didn't eventually find more about this guy.  In fact, check out this page with his music and his dancing figures and his partners - the Red Dog Rangers!...........
http://www.ronniefoster.com/ronnie%20page/song_spinning_top.htm
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Re: country music
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 09:31:55 AM »

Ha! I would love to pull your leg, Mike, but I have too many good true spintop stories to be inventing new ones  ;)

I had actually used that music before in a video: to recount of TopPro II at Worlds 07 (I had uploaded it to Greg's video vault but it is not online anymore).
« Last Edit: March 12, 2011, 09:51:06 AM by ta0 »
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Re: country music
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2011, 09:08:11 AM »

I re-posted the music link on my Face Book page .... got to spread that one!
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Re: country music
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2011, 01:42:13 PM »

http://www.ronniefoster.com/ronnie%20page/song_spinning_top.htm

great song !!
i have to learn the words

 8) 8)


jim
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good stuff
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2011, 05:08:58 PM »

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Re: country music
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2011, 11:58:07 AM »

Hi folks
my project is almost ready

i've selected a few songs which cover the various styles of playing/singing and also the landscape

North to Alaska
Folsom Prison Blues
Truck Drivin Man
Kinfolks in Carolina
Six White Horses
Highway Patrol

besides i've fallen in love with Wayne Hancock's voice and phrasing
he has a gig in the UK in June , I might cross the channel for the occasion...
thanx again for your inputs

jim
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Re: country music
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2011, 12:17:34 AM »

Hey Jim,

Glad to hear the project is coming together.

You've got to check out Lefty Frizzell too!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lefty_Frizzell
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Re: country music
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2011, 01:05:34 AM »

great !
thanks for the link : a lot of heart and feeling in this ol time country

jim

ps :  and he was born in "Corsicana" TX !!
never seen that name of town before
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Re: country music
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2011, 10:05:39 AM »

I have been in Corsicana, TX, but I have never been in Paris, TX.
On the other hand, I have been in Paris, FR, but I have never visited Corsica, FR .  .  .
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Re: country music
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2011, 01:16:52 PM »

Funny, I've been in Paris, Illinois and Paris, France; but I've never been in either Corsicana, TX or Corsica, FR..... ;D
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