Ken Burns Country Music, anyone watching

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  1. ithaca_deerslayer

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    The Johnny Cash immitation of Elvis was awesome.

    Now we gotta wait till Sunday night for the next episode? That will start around 1964, I guess.
     
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    not sure when it continues...............will have to check.
     

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    The dude did a good, never before accomplished portrayal of the Civil War, which was a topic well deserving of his fastidious nature, but c'mon, where does it end?

    The way it is going, only Ken Burns could have as many "sequels" as Stars Wars.

    At least Merle Haggard made it into every episode.
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    I was intrigued by the BofA commercial at the end of each episode where banjo pickers sang a song I'd never heard before and passed the instrument out of the frame and the the next player continued the song then passed the banjo.

    I looked around and found this...


    View: https://youtu.be/qHutGIIGtbM
     
  5. rock_castle

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    He does, which is why I stopped watching his stuff. He thinks that everything in life is heavily influenced by race and racism.
     
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    I don't think that's been a big part of this documentary.

    He just mentions some basic things, such as the types of music (including slave music) that influenced country music. If some major country musician studied under someone else when young (white or black or hispanic) that is mentioned as well. And finally, there is the differences in the radio/music industry classifications and intended audience, and how some of the music crosses over.
     
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    I checked and looks like we have to wait until this coming Sunday thru Wed. for the next 4 episodes. Will be watching for it.
     
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    I’ll admit I haven’t watched this one. His Baseball and Civil War accounts were enough for me.
     
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    Hate ken burns and his leftie hate of white america.
     
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    Nothing in life doesn’t have a bias. Have a Bachelors Degree in US History, and spent 18 years in Public History. We live in a certain, left leaning, time. I’m not going to deny myself some great historical programming because of this.

    If I produced these documentaries, they would be slightly different than Mr. Burns’. And everyone here would have their own take on the events they portray. He is bringing some great Americana to “the masses.”
     
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    Very aware of Burns being a liberal. Cant stand to listen to his proper gagging enunciation.

    BUT watching part 5 now and its AWESOME. Im in my late 40s and its everything i heard in my home growing up and listening today. Thank to siriusXM channel 59 and 60. Plus 101.5 huntington,wv aka bigbuckcounty.com and youtube all night, i get my fix. Reminds me of the days as a kid watching HEE HAW, pop goes the country, porter wagner show, nashville now
     
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    yes, part 5 was damn good. In my mid 70's and remember almost all of the tunes and singers. did learn some stuff about who the beatles listened to! also didn't know much about the commercial production aspects of making records. left me anxious to see the next episode.
     
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    I’m in agreement on this one. It was spectacular. Especially the Cash, Merle Haggard and Charlie Pride pieces just to name a few. The entire first five parts are probably the best television I’ve seen in my life since the moon landing.
     
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    I have throughly enjoyed every episode so far. My mom is from a coal miners family, born dirt poor, no electricity or running water and 1 of 12 children. I’ve been watching them with her. I think she has enjoyed them even more than I have. Brings back a lot of memories for her.
     
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    Jones? Jones? George Jones?
     
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    Yeah... sadly so.

    Burns also spends too much time on the Cash Dynasty.... like they're musical gods or sumpthin' . Honestly, Johnny Cash couldn't carry a tune in a peach basket.

    Cash capitalized on a prisoner aura that he really didn't have. He had no sense of rhythm, pitch and frequently forgot lyrics and sang many songs differently every time.He drove his bass player nuts!

    I think that the 12 minutes on Cash were wasted and he coulda said all that was needed in 4 minutes or less.

    Reba needed LOTS more coverage and she had little more than a vignette in the show.... Boooooo!

    Some good photos of Appalachian famine ravanged families and coal mines and storefronts, etc.

    I loved the period-cars and trucks.... especially the old Greyhound busses.

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    Im sure George and Tammy, Willie, Waylon, Paycheck, Hank Jr, Outlaw years and Conway are coming.

    Mike Judges Tales from the Tour Bus from Cinemax was great last year. a whole lot of 'behind the scenes' stories not meant for public from band members etc.
     
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    Those skirts really shortened from 64 to 68 :)
     
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    My wife and I are really enjoying it ! We where at the Ryman Saturday night watching Dane Cook, so much history has played on that stage.
     
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    I have enjoyed it. I was a bit surprised it doesn't lean more to the left than it does. I tried to watch the show Burns did on Vietnam and I couldn't stomach it. Nothing like my time in Vietnam.
     
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