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Old 10-23-2008, 06:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old Country & Western singers

I was a young teenager when I first heard Slim Whitman, and since then he has been my favourite singer of all time. (now I am really showing my age) I like all the old time country singers, all of them are American or Canadian. I like Hank Snow, Charlie Pride, Hank Locklin, Johnny Cash, and a few others, not keen at all on the newer ones. I went to see some of them when they toured the UK. I know Slim Whitman, and Johnny Cash are dead, can anyone tell me what has happened to all the others, I never hear about them in the UK. I still have, and play a lot of their records. Hank Locklin was the best singer I have ever seen on stage, he sang none stop for about 2 hours and was just as good as his records. Slim Whitman also sang as good as his records, and his backing group was unbelievable.

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Are you familiar with Hank Williams?
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Dear Plasma, Don't forget Faron Young and George Jones. Just writing their names brings back memories of beer and nicotine smeared juke boxes in the rural road houses of the Carolinas. Has anyone ever visited a liquor store where on the wall next to the fridge is a self serve beer tap and they hand you a new plastic gallon milk jug? It was the "economy brew to go" . I patronized that in Kentucky. :
I used to work at a few country music radio stations and a lot of that sxxxkickin' stuff is real soul music. To learn more look 'em up in
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You can't go wrong with Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, George Jones, David Allan Coe, and Loretta Lynn- all still living, and all real legends of Country.
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Marty Robbins is another good one...
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I grew up listening to the Cattle Call album by Eddie Arnold. When my dad was in-country, he would play that to soothe me to sleep.
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I had the honor to work with Roy Acuff's son, who was a surgeon. He was very familiar with Reba and other country western stars.

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Johnny Paycheck is a good one just for the "Take This Job and Shove It" song...

Also, Willie Nelson had some good ones...

C.W. McCall (a.k.a. Bill Fries) did that song "convoy"...

Let's not forget Kenny Rogers either..

Also, Hoyt Axton but he's generally considered to be a "folk" singer...
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Slim Whitman Alive and Well

Slim Whitman is a friend of mine he is not dead. I ran his fan club for 23 years here in the US. I just made a DVD out of his May 2008 TV News appearence. I have lots of Slim Whitman Stuff here, Just Google Slim Whitman Collectors International.
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What a lovely surprise to hear Slim Whitman is not dead, it was announced about two years ago on BBC radio he died. If you still see him say helo, and I am still his greatest fan. I went to see him twice at the Liverpool Empire Theatre. I went to meet him after the show and could'nt get over how tall he was.

I remember all the singers you have all mentioned, and I like them all.
They just don't play the old country music on the radio anymore, but I've got a lot of records so I can hear them anytime at home.

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