7/12/20 Buddy Brown, “Privilege”

Buddy Brown recently posted two new videos on YouTube about privilege: https://youtu.be/DJVG6ioKETE

https://youtu.be/_OOXuYhwktY

Buddy Brown has a sizable following, but isn’t part of mainstream country radio or any of the other “scenes.” Some of the “independent scenes” appear unwelcoming to conservative voices.

In 2006, the Americana Music Association awarded Charlie Daniels with the Spirit of Americana Free Speech Award. I can’t imagine the leftists who now dominate that scene doing that.

Free speech is just one of many rights and privileges that is under attack in 2020. Buddy Brown is one of the few conservatives in country music who speaks his mind. I figure some other country stars fear being “cancelled” if they don’t kiss terrorist blm ass or at least stay quiet.

I’ll close today’s post with the updated version of my May-December new country list, which now includes thirty artists: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkY8-UOMZQ0_ni4m9QsGCe8VjtjWcUejc

7/11/20 Bardcore Country

Bardcore is “medieval-style” covering of modern music. Covers of pop songs are the usual fare, but I found a few country subjects. Here’s my new Bardcore Country playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkY8-UOMZQ09QRdOFDCt9oP0ACNukP2mG

There aren’t many songs on the list yet, but the bardcore/tavernwave deal is growing pretty quickly. My list does include other medieval-influenced country and bluegrass that might not “technically” fit the definition, but it’s close enough for me.

7/10/20 Jesse McReynolds

The Grand Ole Opry’s oldest living member Jesse McReynolds turned 91 yesterday, so here’s his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Jg2dpvyx9q006o74yTDqg

The bluegrass mandolin great teamed with his brother as Jim and Jesse until Jim passed away in 2002. Here’s the Jim and Jesse channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVtwR7M9oN991XQ6Rf5AL_w

In addition to straightforward bluegrass, Jim and Jesse also covered other styles. Their Chuck Berry covers album is a fine listen, and Jesse also covered the Grateful Dead. There’s a whole lot of good music to enjoy.

Their grandfather Charles recorded at the 1927 Bristol Sessions: https://youtu.be/4s3WX_riXh8

I usually post some new music on Friday, but I don’t know much of particular interest.

I’ll also mention the laughably bad situation that Lady Antebellum got themselves into. They somehow found ways to make those on the left and right hate them at a time that it’s especially rare for the left and right to agree on anything.

7/8/20 Spaghetti Westerns

The recent passing of Ennio Morricone is the inspiration for today’s tribute to the spaghetti western.

The Spaghetti Western Database published a list of the top 20 spaghetti western soundtracks, and Ennio Morricone was responsible for 14 of the top 15: https://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/The_Top_20_Spaghetti_Western_Soundtracks

So, what gives spaghetti western music its distinct sound ? This Guitar World article sheds some light: https://www.guitarworld.com/lessons/a-brief-introduction-to-spaghetti-western-guitar-with-tab

I found a sizable collection of full-length movies: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLttOfW_IF8oudzC4YAqlrHjF2E2_mOX9c

Enjoy !

7/7/20 RIP Charlie Daniels

I don’t know what I can say about this great legend that hasn’t been said by countless others, so I will simply share his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/charliedanielsvideos

Everyone who dealt with Charlie Daniels says the same thing, that he was one of the nicest, most honorable people in country music and beyond. His music career spanned generations and styles – rockabilly and rock and roll, southern rock, country, blues, and gospel. His early recordings from the late 50s through the 60s aren’t well known, but are worth seeking out. A pair of songs as “The Jaguars” from 1959 are on YouTube. Charlie Daniels’ 1960 release “Robot Romp” is fun: https://youtu.be/9HI1JHkE3EQ

On July 4th, Charlie Daniels posted this great message on social media:

“We’re sitting on the upstairs porch looking at the northern horizon and watching America light up, fireworks going off all over the place.
You may tear down statues and burn buildings but you can’t kill the spirit of patriots and when they’ve had enough this madness will end.”

7/5/20 Country Ventriloquist Alex Houston

Alex Houston (1932-2017) entertained country audiences for many decades. He was a regular on the Jimmy Dean Show in the late 50s, then had his own television show. He went on to do shows with some of the very biggest country stars.

Here’s a Blue Ridge Now article from 2003: https://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20030526/News/606049968

His first professional performance was at age 5, and when he was in his early teens, he purchased his best-known dummy Elmer.

Despite the fact that he was very well known for a long time, there’s not a whole lot of clips of his work online. Someone uploaded a very nice compilation of his work last year, though, so here it is: https://youtu.be/qQNSs4EhVCo

Happy 4th Of July

Today and every day, appreciate and celebrate our great land of opportunity and freedom. As we have seen this year, there are evil, hateful enemies who want to destroy everything we have and are, and replace it with their own totalitarianism.

The terrorist blm/antifa trash want to be all-powerful masters who allow no opinion but their own, and they destroy everything. Every decent person should stand against these idiots.

Here’s a collection of patriotic songs to enjoy on Independence Day: https://youtu.be/BJepYzH1VUY

Let FREEDOM ring !

7/3/20 Casey Donahew, “Lost My Brother’s Goat”

I usually post some new music on Friday, and hopefully not the same bits you see everywhere else. I looked at a couple of other sites and didn’t see any mention of Casey Donahew’s surprise album release earlier this week, “Lost My Brother’s Goat.” Here it is on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6YIl2LhrRvctLS4vHvIdvZ?si=cnyIyGZ-TgWY43ZvUeaUpQ

I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet, but it’s Texas country, and that’s usually a good thing.