Archive for July, 2011
America is a Christian nation, land of the free, and home of the brave. Only two defining forces offered to die for you — Jesus Christ and American servicemen and women — Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
From the desk of Tracy Pitcox: Johnny Bush was born in the blue-collar neighborhood of Kashmere Gardens in Houston, Texas. Bush listened to the western swing music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and the honky-tonk sounds of artists like Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Thompson.
Texas Country Music entertainer Joe Paul Nichols passed away on Wednesday morning at his home near Jacksboro, Texas. He was 69. Nichols had been battling Lou Gerhig’s disease for four years.
This is Tommy Collins performing a song written by Wynn Stewart. “It’s Too Much Like Lonesome Since You’re Gone” was originally recorded on January 17, 1967 at Columbia Studios in Nashville.
It’s been a while since I talked with Dottie Jack, but her music is still beautiful. Dottie understands real country music, and “The Wife Of The Party” is no exception.
I saw Charlie Pride for the first time in 1968. Forty-three years later I was thinking about good songs from years gone by. There are so many of them, and I wrote articles about many of them. Each day I refer to at least one real country song on Facebook for friends and fans.
While you enjoy “Careless Hands” by Dottie West, please read the narrative about Dottie West’s life and untimely death, written by FlashBell on the Youtube channel by the same name.
I don’t pick classic country music because songs went to number one on the charts. This is Porter Wagoner and The Wagonmasters from 1968. Some say the 60′s were the golden age of country music, and I must agree.
Country music touches the heart and is sometimes simple but honest. When George Jones recorded “Walk Through This World With Me”, chorus and instrumental extended the song, lyrics were repeated, but the lyrics are very simple:
In August it will be three years since I started writing about real traditional country music and new traditionalists. When I started writing this blog Willie’s Place was going stong on XM Radio. Kilroy and Catfish played great music 24/7.