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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:08 pm    Post subject: Country Music Reply with quote

For years I've met people who proudly claim to like all types of music, then throw in an exception to either country or rap.

I've always had a soft spot for country music. Not the cool outlaw country or the new pop country or the old pop country, but the cowboys crying in their beer country that supposedly offended the people who made the exception above. To me that was real country music, but it was okay by me, especially when George Jones was doing the crying.

Recently my technologically advanced mom dragged me into the 21st century by giving me an iPod. I loaded up all my fifties, sixties, hard rock, and heavy metal CDs, then started plugging gaps, like buying up the Blue Oyster Cult tracks that never convinced me to buy a whole album and never appeared on a coherent "greatest hits" compilation. (Except for the tacky remakes compilation put out by the band itself.)

Then I thought about George Jones.

Over the years I've purchased hundreds of CDs, but for whatever reason, perhaps the plethora of sleazy rerecordings deceptively packaged as "greatest hits" compilations (much like Blue Oyster Cult), I had almost no country music.

I started buying songs and unless A & E's "Intervention" gets tired of methamphetimines, oxycontin, and bulimia, my addictive behavior is likely to continue. That's where all y'all come in.

I'm looking for recommendations.

I'm posting my sixties and seventies playlists (which include the Nashville sound and some outlaws too) below. What classic tracks have I missed?



Sixties Country

El Paso - Marty Robbins (1960)
Please Help Me, I'm Falling - Hank Locklin (1960)
Sittin' and Thinkin' - Charlie Rich (1960)
I Fall to Pieces - Patsy Cline (1961)
Tender Years - George Jones (1961)
Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean (1961)
I've Been Everywhere - Hank Snow (1962)
Crazy - Patsy Cline (1962)
She Thinks I Still Care - George Jones (1962)
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash (1963)
Love's Gonna Live Here - Buck Owens (1963)
Abilene - George Hamilton IV (1963)
Six Days On The Road - Dave Dudley (1963)
Chug-A-Lug - Roger Miller (1964)
The Race Is On - George Jones (1964)
Together Again - Buck Owens (1964)
Make the World Go Away - Eddy Arnold (1965)
Mohair Sam - Charlie Rich (1965)
King of the Road - Roger Miller (1965)
Flowers On the Wall - Statler Brothers (1966)
Gentle On My Mind - Glen Campbell (1967)
Walk Through This World With Me - George Jones (1967)
D-I-V-O-R-C-E - Tammy Wynette (1968)
Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell (1968)
Mama Tried - Merle Haggard & The Strangers (1968)
Stand by Your Man - Tammy Wynette (1968)
Galveston - Glen Campbell (1969)
Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson (1969)


Seventies Country

Hello Darlin' - Conway Twitty (1970)
For the Good Times - Ray Price (1970)
Help Me Make It Through the Night - Sammi Smith (1971)
Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich (1973)
(All Together Now) Let's Fall Apart - Ronnie Milsap (1973)
You've Never Been This Far Before - Conway Twitty (1973)
Wasted Days And Wasted Nights - Freddy Fender (1974)
If We Make It Through December - Merle Haggard (1974)
Wildfire - Michael Martin Murphey (1975)
Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell (1975)
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - Willie Nelson (1975)
Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender (1975)
Good Hearted Woman - Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson (1976)
Take This Job and Shove It - Johnny Paycheck (1977)
Southern Nights - Glen Campbell (1977)
Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle (1977)
Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) - Waylon Jennings (1977)
Heard It In a Love Song - The Marshall Tucker Band (1977)
It Was Almost Like a Song - Ronnie Milsap (1977)
Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys - Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson (1978)
Here You Come Again - Dolly Parton (1978)
Heartaches of a Fool - Willie Nelson (1978)
She Believes In Me - Kenny Rogers (1979)
Family Tradition - Hank Williams, Jr. (1979)
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