Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Little Country For This Sunday Morning

Patsy Cline- Walkin' After Midnight
It all begins with Patsy

Tanya Tucker - Delta Dawn
Shortest skirts in the business and a beautiful raspy voice.

Loretta Lynn - Wings Upon Your Horns
Loretta had more banned songs than anyone in country music. I started out looking for a video for her song "The Pill" or "
"Rated X" but since they were both too controversial there are no videos and I settled for "Wings Upon Your Horns" about the loss
of teenage virginity. Another of her controversial tunes "Dear Uncle Sam" about a woman who looses
her husband in Vietnam is still covered today at many anti war rallies.

Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe
Speaking of controversial. Read the wikipedia page on this one to get your head around it. Bobbie is known
for being one of the first female country musicians to write her own material.

Jeannie C. Riley -Okie From Muskogee
Jeannie was the first woman to have a number one hit(with Harper Valley PTA) on both the country and pop Billboard Hot 100 list.
This song and video are great, I love how when she sings she really looks like she's singing and not just lip syncing.

Tammy Wynette -Stand By Your Man
Doesn't it all just come back to this?

Dolly Parton- I Will Always Love You
Dolly is a powerhouse! The Queen of Country has had 25 number one singles, a record 41 top 10 country albums, and is and is the only artist to score a number-one country single in each of the past four decades. And thats just the country : Dolly's songwriting, acting, philanthropy, and business skills are bottomless wells of talent and wisdom.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

These are all so great!