Ken Burns Country Music, anyone watching

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  1. ithaca_deerslayer

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    Multi-part documentary, being shown on PBS. Tonight was part 2, up to 1945.

    So far, it is awesome. I'm learning a lot. I'm only a casual country music fan. But this is great stuff. Awesome pics and footage, too.
     
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    also saw it last night as well as tonight. thoroughly enjoyed it. Ken Burns always does a bang up job. like the OP stated, learned a lot and looking forward to tomorrow as well. do yourself a favor and tune in.
     
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    It's been excellent so far.
     
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    It is so much more than I expected. Ken Burns is a national treasure IMO. The music and history is revelatory. I played banjo in my youth. I had no idea it came from Africa. Wish I could play fiddle.
     
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    Thanks for posting. I just started the first episode and really like it.
     
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    I just watched episode 2 on PBS. Very good.

    Missed #1. Where else is it showing? I programmed TIVO to record all episodes, repeat or new but I can’t see when #1 is being rebroadcast on PBS.
     
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    See my post above
     
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    Any good footage of Mother Maybelle and Sister Sara?
     
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    A whole bunch.
     
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    I watched some of it last night. Although I'm not a country music fan, it's pretty good. But, like any Ken Burns production, he spends a lot of time on the "social justice" stuff.
     
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    Watched it the first night but missed last night.
    Was like taking a history course in country music. Listened to country music when I was growing up so a lot of the names were familiar but didn't know the background. Want to see if I can find yesterday evenings show.
    Fantastic series!!!
     
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    Yes. They focused a lot on the Carters.
     
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    tonight's episode was also great. learned a lot about Hank Williams. didn't know he died so young.................also, seems like alcohol and petty grudges were a large part of the scene.
     
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    They described how that guy wrote hit songs in 15 minutes, after waking up from being drunk. 29 is too young to die. What a creative genius Hank Williams was.
     
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    Hank's '52 Caddy. I do't do Ken Burns.
    Hank's caddy.jpg
     
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    got it recorded. Ken Burns is a wacky liberal donator
     
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    Yee Haaaw. Caught part of it. Will git the rest later. It’s America’s music. As is Jazz, Blues, and Rock ‘n Roll. No America - no Twentieth Century Music. Ken Burns, Liberal or whatever, wrote the book on modern documentary style with ‘The Brooklyn Bridge’ then ‘The Civil War.’

    Many artists are Left leaning. I separate the personality from the product. Trump-Hater Tarantino one of my absolute favorite film makers. De Niro beginning to wear my patience thin.

    Guess you could call me a Liberal. Just like our Founding Fathers. But I’ve also been called, and I quote - “A Right Wing Attack Dog.” “Our workplace Rush Limbaugh.” And...”Our workplace Donald Trump.” So, I have my beliefs. How y’all use the label is up to you. But be careful.
     
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    Surprised my dvr didn’t record it, it usually records American stories(think that’s what it’s called) on pbs which is always random but really good documentaries. Political affiliation aside, Ken Burns makes the best documentaries out there and I’ll watch any he makes, there’s one on the civil war on netflix along with a few more, they’re really good.
     
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    tonight, episode #4 was equally as good as the first 3. amazing how much I missed for having lived through it and listening to the music as a real fan. seems like plane wrecks have been a large part of the history. anyway, brought back some great memories.
     
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