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I learned something about old country music this week

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by jhundt, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. viking

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    Jhundt , I wish all the best for you and those around you.
     
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    Roy Clark sang one called “Thank God In Grayhound She’s Gone.”
     
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    My sincere condolences. I'm sad for you. Songs are taking on a different meaning for you. I understand why. I absolutely love the song in my post here. It's not country but it tells a story as well as a country song. When I first heard it, the lyrics sounded like they were talking about loving someone soon to be gone. Maybe that's what it's really been about from the start. This is a cover. Other versions don't have that flavor. The music starts just past 50 seconds in.
     
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    My dad liked country and I always heard Kitty Wells, Ray Price, Merle, George Jones, Loretta, etc. growing up.
     
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    I'm sorry for your loss. Like that helps, right?

    Prayers for you. Find someone to talk to.
     
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    Funny...an old friend's wife just died...well...she was an old friend, too, but he's like a brother...and it inspired me to write a song about a woman leaving...like so many songs...it's not explicit, and doesn't mention death, but when you read/hear the lyrics, she didn't just go away...she's GONE.
    They were high school sweethearts, and now he's, maybe, 62 or 63.
    Its a damn sad song.
    Sorry, amigo.
    Truly sorry.
    I can only imagine.
     
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    Too many ways I could say the wrong thing, so I'll go with I'm so sorry to hear this.
    Having lived a while but not really all that long I've been gathering heartaches.
    That one I have not yet known and really can't even imagine.

    Often enough in the night I reach over to make sure my wife is still breathing...
     
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    I, too, didn’t realize what jhundt was referring to.
    My deepest condolences
     
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    My wife has had two heart procedures. Her sister died in her sleep four years ago. I can't count the times that when I've awakened during the night, I can't go back to sleep until I'm sure my wife if breathing.
     
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    My wife passed away last January. She'd been through an awful lot and the past couple years were rough.
    So this song now really hits me. In a way, I'm glad it's over. But in another way it turns me inside out.
     
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    Sorry for your loss. I think the theological term is that it sucks.

    Another member of the club no one wants to join.

    Unfortunately it happens to half of us. So it's normal.

    But it doesn't feel normal when it happens to you.
     
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    It's great how a good song can look different as you hold it up and turn it in the light. Some songs can be love songs, loss songs, or gospel songs, depending on what you need.
     
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    Charlie Parker caught sh*t for listening to cracker country music, some guys sneered and asked why, and he said,

    "the stories, man!"

    yep
     
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    Mojo, jhundt.
     
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    I have had life events such that all the sudden every song was singing to me. It is a powerful experience.

    Your brother from the west coast is sending vibes and support.



    this is the one that gets me through.
     
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    I grew up on country music the real stuff and if you want to be a really good guitarist learn how to play that along with the pedal steel licks. Guys like Roy Nichols helped shaped my sound . Its also not all country if you listen there are also elements of Jazz and blues in country.
     
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    "Singing Waterfall", by Hank Williams, Sr. Just Hank and his guitar. It just doesn't get any better than this.
     
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    I don’t listen to much modern music at all, regardless of genre... but Jason Isbell has been writing some pretty timeless stuff that quite often hits you right in the gut.

     
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    I grew up hating that "hillbilly" music. Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson were my only exceptions. I was dead wrong. Little by little country music has grown on me and is now my favorite genre, my album collection now has a huge country section.
     
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    @jhundt, I'm sorry too for your troubles.

    It's not about man and woman, but "Desperadoes Waiting For a Train" is a great song about love and loss. I learned it while my dad was dying, and it's still very hard to sing it without choking.
     
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