Ken Burns Country Music, anyone watching

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  1. ithaca_deerslayer

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    another wonderful 2 hr. nostalgia trip with no commercials. always learn some new trivia and totally enjoy the music.
     

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    Caught some of the Johnny Cash episode.
    Never really been a fan of country, but it appears to be well produced.
    And it is on PBS. Did you expect anything other then a left leaning series?
     
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    Was never a Johnny Cash fan, but after watching last night I've started to like him. When I was a kid we ony got the CBS station out of Presque Isle, so I watched Hee-Haw, but never saw the Johnny Cash Show.
    Nashville Skyline was among the first several albums I bought...Love that country pie.

    I hope they show something about Emmylou Harris in the next episode...they have a little teaser pic of her during the credits....she was always on my favorite list.
     
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    This 73-83 episode was fantastic!

    Learned a ton off stuff, and nice to see the varying threads of Nashville, bluegrass, folk rock, country rock, and outlaw country all get followed, intertwined, defined, and refined in the story telling.
     
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    I'm really looking forward to this episode...20 minutes from now.

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    I think tonight, episode #7 was the best so far. Really looking forward to tomorrow nights final episode. Burns is doing a bang up job.
     
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    Really enjoyed tonight’s episode. Some of my favorite singers featured tonight. Really looking forward to the final episode tomorrow. Can’t wait to hear them Alabama boys. I just love their music, grew up with it. Very fond memories of Alabama.
     
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    shocked no mickey gilley, or gilleys bar, a mere mention of conway twitty for duets only or jerry lee lewis.
    Kinda figured there would be an angle to movies impact with country music such as Coal Miners Daughter, Smokey and the Bandit, Urban Cowboy, Every Which Way But Loose/Any Which Way You Can.

    That was a young Keith Whitley with Ricky Skaggs in their teens.
     
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    They certainly did slight Conway Twitty and also Tanya Tucker but overall it’s a pretty interesting compilation.
     
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    I’ve been hearing lots about this lately and it is high on my “to watch” list.
     
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    I can remember riding around with my grandfather, and him turning off the radio when a Charley Pride song came on. As he put it, "that ****** ruined country music".
     
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    Ok I know about Ken Burn's politics. I however think he makes the BEST DAMN DOCUMENTARIES ever. I have watched and loved most if not all of them. When I found out about this new one (here) first thing I did was zoom over to pbs.org and start watching.
    AWESOME! I learned so much. They just sucked me in to the stories. I got to the Fourth one and was chomping at the bits for the next, only to find out I had to 'donate' to see the rest.....there was a pause.
    It lasted a day. I went ahead and donated the least amount I could to see the rest. They are that good. If they had not been that good I would never have donated to PBS.

    The stories of some of the artist are nothing less than haunting. I watch and ponder about every episode. I learned so much I didn't know. The fact that some of the Artist such as Reba didn't get much air, HELL they didn't even mention George Strait, shows how much history is there.
    It's not perfect, but it was damn good.
    I wonder if 8 is all there is? Surely there is room for many more......
    Yeah, there is a hint from time to time about America's "racism", but nothing that isn't true. I just wish he would keep going.
     
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    Last nights episode was pretty good, and I liked the section on Emmy Lou. She's aged well and hasn't turned herself into some type of monster with plastic surgery like other in the music business have done.
    The show has really given me a lot more respect to Willie Nelson and Kris Kristopherson.
     
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    Copyright law has come a long way in the USA. The series highlighted several popular songs whose melodies were recycled several times but never mentioned any lawsuits or legal fights over it. Today I see lawsuits over a few notes from song A that sound like they were copied from song B.
     
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    For a real surprise check out Lyle Lovett's take on Stand By Your Man.
     
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    Kristopherson had a lot to lose in taking the path he did, unlike most of the others who really had no other viable path out of the poverty into which they were born.
     
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    Charley Pride had talent and could sing. Many of today’s “artists” not so much.
     
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    I agree 100%. But the simple fact that he was black made my grandfather and most, if not all, his friends think he was the worst thing to happen to country. Of course, this was way before Florida Georgia Line.
     
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