Posts Tagged ‘country music’

If I Was a Bottle

September 26, 2021

“If I Was a Bottle,” written by Carl Friend, performed by Sierra Ferrell, 2021. Recorded by Kitty Wells in 1973.

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If I Was a Bottle

September 5, 2021

“If I Was a Bottle,’ written by Carl Friend, recorded by Kitty Wells, 1973.

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My First Lonely Night

August 28, 2021

“My First Lonely Night” (aka “Sukiyaki,” originally “Ue o Muite Arukō”), written by Hachidai Nakamura with new English lyrics by Buzz Cason and Tommy Garrett, recorded by Boots Clements, 1986. Jay Dee Maness on pedal steel. The original recording of the song, with Japanese lyrics by Rokusuke Ei, was a global hit for singer Kyu Sakamoto in the 1960s.

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Lovin’ You

July 24, 2021

“Lovin’ You,” written and recorded by Blaze Foley in 1984 with the Muscle Shoals staff musicians at Broadway Sound Studio, Sheffield AL. Unreleased until 2017.

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Music for Truckers: The 1970s

July 15, 2021

Estelle Caswell of Vox outlines trucker country music with country and folk music scholars Travis Stimeling and Nate Gibson. The video starts at a strange on-ramp, but soon gets up to cruising speed. Would have welcomed more discussion of clear channel AM radio stations and their overnight shows for long haul truckers, but a video that long might have exceeded drivers’ hourly limits.

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Tennessee Blues

June 26, 2021

“Tennessee Blues,” written and recorded by Bobby Charles, 1972. Amos Garrett on guitar; Garth Hudson on accordion.

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Cold, Cold Hands

May 16, 2021

“Cold, Cold Hands,” written and recorded by Lawton Williams, 1971.

“There they lay in the wreckage by the side of the road
She was cheating on me and I didn’t know
The girl that I love and some other man
Even in death holding cold cold hands”

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You Can’t Never Tell

April 24, 2021

“You Can’t Never Tell,” written by Luke McDaniel, recorded by Hank Locklin, 1956.

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It Don’t Hurt Anymore

April 18, 2021

“It Don’t Hurt Anymore,” written (as “I Don’t Hurt Anymore”) by Don Robertson and Jack Rollins, recorded by Martina McBride, 2012.

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Sweet Dreams

April 17, 2021

“Sweet Dreams,” written and recorded by Don Gibson, 1955. The tune was a posthumous hit for Patsy Cline in 1963.

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