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Postby Denny » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:58 pm

Fletch wrote:Are most of the new ones really country?


NO they are more like soft rock and bedtime songs

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Postby ranchwife » Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:03 pm

Denny Blowers wrote:
Fletch wrote:Are most of the new ones really country?


NO they are more like soft rock and bedtime songs


more like wannabe rappers and rockers :? :cry: sure miss the stuff i grew up with....reading all those names you are posting sure bring back memories!!! johnny paycheck, marty robbins, etc.....tim, have lots of the old fashioned "records" (remember, the big old vinyl) given to me by my dad!!!
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Postby Faster horses » Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:17 pm

Just read through all these posts--like a stoll down memory lane.

Clarence, I don't remember your songs, but do you remember the song about the 'Model A'. Usually I can remember the words, tonight because I want to post some of the words....my memory has failed me.

My forgetter works really good, it's my rememberer that's shot.

I've even heard "I won't go hunting with you, Jake, but I'll go chasin' women" on XM. That used to be one of my dad's favorite.

He used to sing a lot of songs to me: Strawberry Roan, Little Joe the Wrangler, When the Works all done this fall, etc. Now he is 87 years old and is in failing health. It was a nice memory for me this evening, thinking about all those old songs he used to sing for me.

He was a real joker, too. Like the song "My dad gave my dog away". I liked it and Dad would start to sing it real nice for me. About the time I would relax to really enjoy it, he then would sing, "My dog gave my dad away", just to get my goat.

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Postby Bull Burger » Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:41 pm

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Postby Oldtimer » Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:12 pm

Didn't get to know my grandpa too well as he died when I was about eight-- But I can remember the songs he used to sing and play on the violin-- taught me the same on the guitar-- Whenever I hear "Red River Valley" ( his favorite) I think of him.........Still like the old "cowboy" story songs like Strawberry Roan the best........ The local watering hole I frequent has many of the old songs on the juke box-- makes for a howling good time as everyone joins in.......

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Postby TimH » Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:23 pm

Faster Horses-"He used to sing a lot of songs to me: Strawberry Roan, Little Joe the Wrangler.."

FH, My great grandfather's nickname was Little Joe the Wrangler. I never knew there was a song by that name. He died before I was born but his name was Joe and he was not very tall as well as being a horseman/trader/ trapper/farmer.
I'll have to see if I can find that song on the net!!!!! Thanks! :lol:

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Postby Cal » Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:56 pm

Geuss I'm the odd one out. (ain't the first time) Usually prefer talk radio, but also like rock, especially "classic" rock. Have learned to like much of the modern stuff so don't argue with the kid about what to listen to, but draw the line at rap! Hate it with a passion. Figure if I don't slow down I won't grow old. LOL

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Postby Soapweed » Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:06 pm

Ian Tyson is hard to beat. I gave my cousin (remember Roanie? he gave up the bull session because he spends all of his spare time on eBay) a CD of Ian's, called "All the Good 'Uns". He had never hear of Ian Tyson before, but now he is just as hooked as me.

Just today I heard Suzy Bogguss singing "There's a young man that I know....." Ian wrote that song, and it has put plenty of jingly in his jeans. His cowboy songs are all just top of the line.

Other favorite singers are Johnny Horton, Billy Walker, Connie Francis, Emmy Lou Harris, Ray Price, R.W. Hampton, and the Sawmill Creek Band. I like to listen to the piano playing of Floyd Cramer and Frank Mills, and Lloyd Green can put chills down your spine when he lets loose with a steel guitar.

Good music and good books are truly the spice of life.

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Postby TimH » Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:37 pm

Soapweed, In the days BC(before children) it was a Sunday morning ritual at our house to play Ian Tyson's "Cowboyography" album.(33 &1/3 rpm vinyl). It just seemed to fit!!!!
I don't know the right or wrong about Claude Dallas but I surely like Ian's song. :lol:

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Postby Hanta Yo » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:39 am

This is so neat listening to all of your history, and love of the good music.

My grandpa used to play in a band, he played the banjo, guitar, piano, and who knows what else. He had the music on sheets, that's where I learned "Ghost Riders In The Sky", "Baby Elephant Walk" (on the clarinet) and many other wonderful songs. He played well with his band, especially the "tumbleweed song". That is one of my most favorite of all. With the background singers, you could exactly imagine the tumbleweeds blowing about. What those bands did without technocology :-) , but they did just fine. Techno taught us something and I don't think it is such a great thing in some respects, but the world keeps 'a turnin'
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Postby Shelly » Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:05 am

Cal, you're not alone, I prefer rock, too. I grew up in the late 70's and early 80's, and now they call that classic rock. Liked it then, like it now. And there's a whole lot of new stuff I enjoy, especially Nickelback. And not just because they're Canadian! I can listen to country and there is some I like, but I wouldn't want to listen to it all the time.

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Postby Mike » Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:06 am

Anybody remember, "Hot Rod Lincoln"? A classic.
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