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O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: September 18, 2019 16:19

[variety.com]

this is looking good. I've only seen the first two of the eight 2-Hr parts..

surely there is a way to see this if you're not in the US..?

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: September 18, 2019 16:47

i'm watching episode 2 right now. excellent. i'm a huge merle haggard fan & he's in this a lot. they got an extensive interview shortly before he passed away. fascinating stuff.

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: September 18, 2019 16:55

wow. Episode 2 is full of interesting history. Delmore Brothers, Gene Autry, Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, and that wacko Dr. Brinkley..

not to mention the sad Carter family history..

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: tumbled ()
Date: September 18, 2019 17:11

I luv luv luv this show. I can't pull myself away to go to work in the morning. its terrible. I luv Minnie Pearl. the photography is amazing.

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: September 18, 2019 17:34

Yes, it's excellent.

Burns usually does a nice job on whatever subject - Civil War, baseball, Jazz, etc.

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: September 18, 2019 17:40

Great stuff. Episodes are posted on the official site.

[www.pbs.org]

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: September 18, 2019 19:26

Excellent.

I was watching episode #2 on tv the other night, and my wife (whose not much of a country music fan) strolled through the room a couple of times and said "wow this is a long documentary".
I replied back "brace yourself, this is only episode #2 of an eight part series". smiling smiley

Thanks bye bye johnny for the pbs link - now maybe I'll be able to watch it all in peace and quiet without any interruptions! thumbs up

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Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: bob r ()
Date: September 18, 2019 19:47

LOVE IT !!!!!!!

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: ShaTurd ()
Date: September 18, 2019 20:03

And Marty Stuart is definitely The Oracle...

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: chrism13 ()
Date: September 18, 2019 20:10

LOVIN' IT!

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: DaveG ()
Date: September 18, 2019 21:38

Glad that this is posted. My wife and I are enthralled by this doc. I am not a fan of modern country music but the roots of country include blues, gospel, and more. We’re looking forward to the rest of the episodes. Learning about the Carters, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, it gives me a deeper appreciation for Nashville and country music.

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: September 19, 2019 08:56

It gives me a deeper understanding of the origins of the music, and introduces me to characters I was barely aware of, like Jimmie Rodgers. Even if you don't care for country music, it's a fantastic history lesson.

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: September 19, 2019 11:47

just started episode 4...memphis. this should be good!

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: September 19, 2019 13:31

Watching it for educational purposes only. It's a compellingly told story, but unlike Ken's Jazz series (which I'd really like to watch again one of these days), it's not making me want to explore the music more deeply.



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Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: chrism13 ()
Date: September 19, 2019 15:19

Total agree 24FPS!

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: duke richardson ()
Date: September 19, 2019 16:53

in episode 2, Ray Benson, from Asleep at the Wheel, was talking about Bob Wills.

Benson described Wills as being a charismatic, animated performer, a lot like the Mick Jagger of the time..
cool smiley

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: timbernardis ()
Date: September 20, 2019 05:53

Quote
duke richardson
in episode 2, Ray Benson, from Asleep at the Wheel, was talking about Bob Wills.

Benson described Wills as being a charismatic, animated performer, a lot like the Mick Jagger of the time..
cool smiley

Yes, I noted that. Ken Burns is a national,
perhaps international, treasure, much like the Stones. I don't think he's ever made a bad film. Wish he would take on a project like the history of rock n roll, but maybe that would be too international in scope.

Series resumes Sunday night through Wednesday.


plexi

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: September 20, 2019 06:46

Quote
timbernardis
Quote
duke richardson
in episode 2, Ray Benson, from Asleep at the Wheel, was talking about Bob Wills.

Benson described Wills as being a charismatic, animated performer, a lot like the Mick Jagger of the time..
cool smiley

Yes, I noted that. Ken Burns is a national,
perhaps international, treasure, much like the Stones. I don't think he's ever made a bad film. Wish he would take on a project like the history of rock n roll, but maybe that would be too international in scope.

Series resumes Sunday night through Wednesday.


plexi

I thought about that a lot. Get some rock and roll interviews before they're gone. Chuck/Fats gone. Jerry Lee & Little Richard, get to them with a microphone quick. I love the Country episodes, but wish Ken Burns could have done one on World War I. I think few people, including myself, really understand the breadth of that conflict, or its origins. The world was one way before the war, a whole new ball game after.

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: bob r ()
Date: September 20, 2019 23:24

Good to see musicians like Marty Stuart, Carlene Carter, Roseanne Cash and Rodney Crowell being featured in the series. Love hearing their insights and stories. Great series.

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: TeaAtThree ()
Date: September 21, 2019 01:05

This is an amazing series, like all Ken Burns, deep and thorough.
I already love country music/Americana/alt country, and there are folks in here that I'm learning about that I hadn't really known before: Ernest Tubb, Jimmie Rodgers, Wanda Jackson.

Hooked.

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Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: The Sicilian ()
Date: September 21, 2019 01:13

I'm way behind on it, I tuned in during the end of one of the episodes that ended with Hank Williams. What a sad story.

Re: O.T. Ken Burns new documentary 'Country Music'
Posted by: Pietro ()
Date: September 21, 2019 02:03

Trifle longwinded n places, but I enjoy it. Burns has a talent for finding old photos. The interviews are great. I'm learning a lot.



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