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It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: yorkey ()
Date: April 2, 2011 10:23

I'm reading this book on Jimi, and they talk sometimes of his country influences, and him playing country licks. And Miles Davis thought he was a hillbilly from the key signature or something like that. What sort of music is this country/hillbilly, and where can I get started on it? I've only got Gram Parson's GP (which I love), but am unsure how to go a bit deeper into the genre. I know Dead Flowers and Sweet Virginia were inspired by Gram.

You got the Sun, You got the Moon,
and you've got
The Rolling Stones

Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: April 2, 2011 11:03



The Bear Family series - Country & Western Hit Parade 1945 - 1960
is a great place to start .... They cover alotta the hits with amazing
liner notes ... photos and info....Great sound quality


If ya wanna go deeper try and find the Bear Family 7 CD set
A Shot In The Dark - Tennessee Jive
Country Music on Nashvilles Independent Labels 1945-1955
Once again the presentation is top-notch and the liner notes stunning.
Sound quality is best you'll find for these very rare recordings ......
Covers labels such as Bullet --- Tennessee --- Republic ---Mecca --- Speed --- Gold --- Hickory --- Jamboree

The two Starday CD's on the ACE label

Also try the El-Toro - Collector's Choice 6 CD series rare stuff

Buffalo Bop --- Collector Records --- Cactus
Too much ta list --- TONS of RARE hillbilly stuff released on CD from collectors own private collections .....

Good Luck this should keep ya going for awhile ......



ROCKMAN



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Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: Edith Grove ()
Date: April 2, 2011 14:27

I think "Hillbilly" music is a loose term for Classic Country/Bluegrass kinda music.

Here's what I think of as Hillbilly and BTW, these guys performed the theme music for the Beverly Hillbillies TV series.

Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, ya'll !





















Seven-year-old Ricky Scaggs getting some training here:








Check out the rifle mounted over the fireplace.
I remember seeing a lot of this in homes as a young boy. Not so much anymore, though.





Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: April 2, 2011 20:36




Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: Squiggle ()
Date: April 2, 2011 22:21

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Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: 71Tele ()
Date: April 2, 2011 22:31

Immerse yourself in Mr. Hank Williams.

Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: mrgrowl791 ()
Date: April 4, 2011 04:00

Get ya some Bill Monroe and Ricky Scaggs

Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: Come On ()
Date: October 19, 2011 15:22

We want folk singers here...



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Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: 1cdog ()
Date: October 19, 2011 15:34

Check out some Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys:

[drralphstanley.com]

Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: yorkey ()
Date: October 19, 2011 16:06

Since posting this thread months (thanks for all the suggestions guys thumbs up) I also found this 5 volume compilation, called Heroes of Country Music, from Rhino Records. [www.amazon.com] How is that it's always Rhino that put out these great boxsets?

I haven't got it yet but it seems a nice way to get into country music.

You got the Sun, You got the Moon,
and you've got
The Rolling Stones



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Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: October 19, 2011 16:17

Hank Williams Greatest Hits oughta get you started.

Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: yorkey ()
Date: October 19, 2011 16:20

Quote
Elmo Lewis
Hank Williams Greatest Hits oughta get you started.

I got that one! It's really cool. When the first song, "Your Cheatin Heart", started, I know I had found what I was looking for. :-) thanks

You got the Sun, You got the Moon,
and you've got
The Rolling Stones

Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: Shawn20 ()
Date: October 19, 2011 16:47

Flatt and Scruggs - great, great stuff.

Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: October 19, 2011 17:09

jimmie rodgers, hank snow, bob wills...and so on and so forth...there's a lifetime supply of good old timey music out there...

Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: nocomment ()
Date: October 19, 2011 17:47

'Awake, My Soul' is the first feature documentary about the Sacred Harp singers,
a 'Lost Tonal Tribe' who, in the deep south, continue to sing some of the oldest
songs in America. Directed by Matt and Erica Hinton.

Havent seen the movie, but if you can find some early recordings of sacred harp
music (which has nothing to do with harps), go for it. The best white tribal
sounds you ever heard...




Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: October 19, 2011 17:49

Quote
yorkey
Since posting this thread months (thanks for all the suggestions guys thumbs up) I also found this 5 volume compilation, called Heroes of Country Music, from Rhino Records. [www.amazon.com] How is that it's always Rhino that put out these great boxsets?

I haven't got it yet but it seems a nice way to get into country music.

and there's 3 sets of these 2cd volumes that get plenty o' play at chez tod....

[www.amazon.com]



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Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: KSIE ()
Date: October 19, 2011 18:25

You wanna talk hillbilly, you got to talk Roscoe Holcomb:


[www.allmusic.com]

Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: October 19, 2011 19:35




Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: Naturalust ()
Date: October 19, 2011 20:55

Hillbilly probably came from the Appalachian music played by the country folk who lived in the hills outside of the major southern towns. Certainly a southern USA concept. I spent time in the ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas and saw plenty of back woods banjo/guitar sometimes mandolin porch jams, so the Ozark hills are hillbilly too. Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys always seemed to fit the hillbilly description , Bluegrass is definately hillbilly music. check it out. peace.




Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: marvpeck ()
Date: October 19, 2011 23:36

Quote
Elmo Lewis
Hank Williams Greatest Hits oughta get you started.

Amen !

Marv Peck

Y'all remember that rubber legged boy

Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: Sleepy City ()
Date: October 19, 2011 23:40

Get Jerry Lee's 1st (& best) country album from 1965, it was so good Tom Jones got two big hits from it.


Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: October 19, 2011 23:51

Hender Saul - I Ain't Gonna Rock Tonight........

There ain't many records as loose as that baby... well maybe
Harmonica Frank's - Rock A Little Baby and Charlie Feather's - One Hand Loose ...



ROCKMAN

Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: stupidguy2 ()
Date: October 19, 2011 23:55

traditional bluegrass....

Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: October 19, 2011 23:58

Quote
stupidguy2
traditional bluegrass....

or better yet - where it originated: irish trad

Re: It's time for a hillbilly moment!
Posted by: Markdog ()
Date: October 20, 2011 01:32




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