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PIcking a fight with readers: Country music

21 Aug

Please assume I’m aware of “You Never Even Called Me by My Name.”

My long-time nominee for the perfect country & western song was George Jones’s “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”

This was superseded when I discovered Johnny Cash’s cover of “Long Black Veil.”

I argue that these approach the Platonic ideal of c/w song, but neither is my favorite..

That honor goes to Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down” (Kris’s recording, not the Cash, Nelson, or other covers). That’s the song I most think it a bad idea to drink to.

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2014 in General / Overhead, Uncategorized

 

3 responses to “PIcking a fight with readers: Country music

  1. Tomio Hall-Black

    August 24, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Look up “Disappointing You” by Radney Foster. Or try Cash’s cover of “Hurt.” A distant competitor is John Anderson’s “Ballad of Zero and the Tramp.”

     
    • nagadikandang

      August 24, 2014 at 9:36 am

      Thanks. Cash’s “Hurt” I’m familiar with as another one not to drink to. I’ll try the others.

       
  2. Tomio Hall-Black

    August 24, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Another entry: “I’m Not Ready Yet” George Jones
    “Holding Things Together” Merle Haggard (did we really get this far without HIM?) also “Chill Factor” and “It’s All in the Movies”…and for a hurt of a different kind, “Love Me When You Can”

     

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