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  1. #261
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    a bit west of kirrie


    Neville Skelly, Lat - Poet and a dreamer - you can find it on spotty (sorry I'm at work) - Cerys has been playing it - it's pretty new - it sounds a bit like a classic Country song - really fine. I would also go with Paul re the Flatlanders 'Dallas' - I did think about it before but couldn't hear a decent version on YT (the one Paul has put in probably - but hearing Jimmie Dale sing it on the studio record is just brilliant - terrific harmonies) - I also saw that tour in Perth on the back of AK's enthusiasm and Butch Hancock was a truly wonderful entertainer - he and JDG were just brilliant.

  2. #262
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    Thank you to both of you. I once returned to a hotel I had stayed in previously and they put me in Room 101. I felt a little put out and only hope that we don't now have 101 selections here. If there are, we might just need an extra one. I will then again update the list.

    Then it gets trickier. I don't want to say "Do not post anything more on this thread!" That would be crazy. At the same time, maybe we should let some other music have more of a look-in again. So, I think what I will say is that at 101 (or 102) the list will be on hold. We can see at the other end of the summer what interest there has been in continuing with the discussion and whether the list should be updated.

    I have really enjoyed it and I have learnt a tremendous amount. One of the things that has struck me is that there is more humour in country that I had previously realised. Another is that while criticisms of schmaltz in the genre are clearly justified, there are many artists and songs conveying emotions that are generally moving. Perhaps one of the most fascinating things is to see how these apparent distinctions often hover on the grey lines. I doubt that any other music can challenge or intrigue in that way.

    And, JC, I will certainly have another listen to Neville Skelly.

  3. #263
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    This is the list we have agreed on 11 June 2011:

    100 Great Country Songs

    Alison Krauss and Union Station - Paper Airplane
    Allison Moorer - A Soft Place To Fall
    Bhundu Boys and Hank Wangford - Ring of Fire
    The Blue Sky Boys - Somebody Makes Me Think of You
    Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe
    Bobby Bare/Rosanne Cash - 500 Miles
    Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash - One Too Many Mornings
    Bob Wills - Stay a Little Longer
    Boxcar Willie - Wabash Cannonball
    Buck Owens and the Buckaroos - Act Naturally
    Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam - Streets of Bakersfield
    Buddy Jones - She's Sellin' What She Used To Give Away
    Calexico - Tulsa Telephone Book
    Carl and Pearl Butler - Don't Let Me Cross Over
    Carl Butler - Heartaches For Lunch
    The Carter Family - Engine 143
    Charlie Bowman and the Hillbillies - Ride That Mule
    Charlie Rich - I Can't Even Drink It Away
    Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - Seeds and Stems Again Blues
    Corb Lund - The Truck Got Stuck
    Crystal Gayle - I've Cried The Blue Right Out Of My Eyes
    Darby and Tarlton - The Weaver's Blues
    Doctor Lloyd and Howard Maxey - Girl I Left Behind
    Dolly Parton - Jolene
    Don Williams - Gypsy Woman
    Emmylou Harris - My Father's House
    The Everly Brothers - Put My Little Shoes Away
    The Family Singers - Tarira Nguva
    The Flatlanders - Dallas
    George Jones - The Image of Me
    George Jones and Gene Pitney - Why Baby Why
    Gillian Welch - Annabelle, A Study of American Sharecroppers
    The Girls of the Golden West - Cross Eyed Beau
    Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
    Gram Parsons - Brass Buttons
    Guy Clark - Desperados Waiting For a Train
    The Handsome Family - So Much Wine
    Hank Thompson - Six Pack To Go
    Hank Wangford - Riding High in the Saddle Again
    Hank Williams - Honky Tonk Blues
    Hank Williams and Kitty Wells - Searching For A Soldier's Grave
    Hank Williams III - The Grand Ole Opry (Ain't So Grand Anymore)
    Hugh Tracey introduces the Kipsigis Tribe - Chemirocha
    Iris DeMent - Let the Mystery Be
    Iris DeMent and Emmylou Harris - Our Town
    Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee
    Jeannie C Riley - Harper Valley PTA
    Jimmie Rodgers - I'm Free From the Chain Gang Now
    Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
    Jimmy Revard and His Oklahoma Playboys - Someone Else You Care For
    Joe Ely - West Texas Waltz
    John Hartford with Del McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Alison Brown, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Mark O'Connor, Stuart Duncan, Tony Rice Unit, Sam Bush and the Nashville Bluegrass Band - Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
    Johnny Cash - Man In Black
    Johnny Paycheck - Pardon Me, I've Got Someone To Kill
    John Prine - Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
    Karen Dalton - Katie Cruel
    Kenny Rogers and the First Edition - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town
    Kinky Friedman - They Ain't Making Jews Like Jesus Anymore
    Kitty Wells - If Teardrops Were Pennies
    Kris Kristofferson - Sunday Morning Coming Down
    Lefty Frizzell - Don't Stay Away
    Leon Payne/Jim Reeves - I Love You Because
    Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown
    Loretta Lynn and Jack White - Portland, Oregon
    The Louvin Brothers - I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby
    Lucinda Williams - Jackson
    Martha Midgette - Tommy
    Marty Robbins - El Paso
    Mary Chapin Carpenter - I Am A Town
    Mary Gauthier - I Drink
    Merle Haggard - The Bottle Let Me Down
    Mickey Newbury - She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye
    Nanci Griffith - Tecumseh Valley
    Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood - Jackson
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Paulette Carlson - Lovin' on the Side
    OC Smith - Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp
    Patsy Cline - I Fall To Pieces
    Porter Wagoner - The Cold Hard Facts of Life
    Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton - Jeannie's Afraid Of The Dark
    Riley Puckett - I Wish I Was Single Again
    Rosanne Cash and Johnny Cash - September When It Comes
    Roy Orbison - In Dreams
    Roy Rogers with the Sons of Pioneers - Dust
    Sawyer Brown - The Race Is On
    Slim Dusty and his Bushlanders - Click Go The Shears/The Overlander Trail/Waltzing Mathilda (Medley)
    Steve Earle and The Del McCoury Band - The Mountain
    Steve Young - Montgomery in the Rain
    Tammy Wynette - D.I.V.O.R.C.E
    Terry Allen - New Delhi Freight Train
    Tex Ritter - High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)
    Thomas Fraser - Lonely Boy on the Prairie
    Tim O'Brien - Look Down That Lonesome Road
    Tom T Hall - Homeaway
    Townes Van Zandt with Seymour Washington - Waitin' Around To Die
    Vernon Dalhart - Wreck of the Old 97
    Walter Brennan- Old Rivers
    Whiskeytown - Jacksonville Skyline
    Wilco - Forget The Flowers
    Wilf Carter - When the Ice Worm Nests Again
    Willie Nelson - Funny How Time Slips Away

    These tracks were also discussed:

    - Country crossover

    Abigail Washburn - Sometimes
    Bill Brandon - Rainbow Road
    Candi Staton - You Don't Have Far To Go
    Dean Martin - Little Ole Wine Drinker Me
    Jolie Holland - Old Fashioned Morphine
    Judy Collins - The City of New Orleans
    Light Crust Doughboys - Tiger Rag

    - Duplicates

    Bob Wills and His Texan Playboys - Sittin' on Top of the World
    Buddy Jones - Rockin' Rollin' Mama
    George Jones - Where Grass Won't Grow
    Guy Clark - The Guitar
    Jimmie Rodgers - Blue Yodel No 1
    Johnny Cash - Walk The Line/I Won't Back Down/Hurt/The Man Comes Around
    Johnny Paycheck - It Won't Be Long (And I'll Be Hating You )/Just Between You And Me/The Cave
    Kinky Friedman - Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
    Lucinda Williams - Can't Let Go
    Merle Haggard - Why Am I Drinkin'?
    Mickey Newbury - How I Love Them Old Songs
    Porter Wagoner - The Rubber Room
    Willie Nelson - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain/She Is Gone/Crazy/My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

    And additionally these artists were mentioned:

    The Eagles
    George Strait
    kd Lang
    Linda Ronstadt
    Neville Skelly
    The Rockingbirds
    Last edited by Lateralthinking1; 17-09-11 at 02:34.

  4. #264
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    Ok - Wilco are in. Still don't get the rave reviews of them. Loved the Loretta Lynn and Jack White. Jack could probably teach the brilliantly gifted but wayward Ryan something about direction. Kitty Wells and the Flatlanders - yes. That takes it to 100 as shown in the above posting.

    Neville Skelly - JC - are you referring to "Brambles and Heather"?

    Oh no, that would take it to 101? If you want it to be included, it should be, but then we will need just one more. Overall, I think I am gradually learning:

  5. #265
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    .......can I just say again - that Loretta Lynn and Jack White track is fantastic. Is it from an album?

  6. #266
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    a bit west of kirrie


    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralthinking1 View Post
    .......can I just say again - that Loretta Lynn and Jack White track is fantastic. Is it from an album?
    I think Jack White produced a record with Loretta about 5 years back. He appears to have played on just that track, Lat.
    I suppose we know her more for this.

    And on the Neville Skelly Lat, it's 'The Poet and the Dreamer' and I don't think it merits entry to the top 100 - I just really like it. As I said it is on Spot-u-like.
    Last edited by johncorrigan; 11-06-11 at 10:04. Reason: quality control!

  7. #267
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    Nov 2010


    John's correct Lat, I'd just like to add that Loretta Lynn, for the first time, wrote all thirteen songs on the album.

    I did once have a spare copy of 'Van Lear Rose' I wonder where that went to ?

    A good home, I hope.

  8. #268
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    Many thanks. JC - I will definitely be listening to that album. I thought the video of it was very good. The website you have provided a link to looks excellent too.

    Thanks for the advice on Neville. I have a real problem with Spotify at present. Have just 41 minutes left and I have no idea on what date (if at all) they will be giving me the 10 hours again. Am currently having to add to the list without listening to the tracks and am generally sticking to what I know.

    Many thanks again to all contributors. The list of country songs (for now) is complete. I have amended the post at number 263 to show how it all now looks. That could be it or it might not be. Let's see what happens in the next couple of months. - Lat.

  9. #269
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    Nov 2010


    >>(for now) is complete

    Three Jimmys but I've overlooked Mr Martin !

    Oh no ...

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