I Smell Chicken  

rm_jayR63 59F
1205 posts
6/26/2005 4:04 pm

Last Read:
3/5/2006 9:27 pm

I Smell Chicken

It's hard to say who's better,
Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers singing

"Dance All Night With A Bottle In Your Hand"

or

Buzz Busby and the Bayou Boys singing

"Me And The Jukebox"

Gid Tanner and the boys play some real

toe-tappers but if you really want to sing along,

nothing compares to Hank Williams singing

"Lovesick Blues".

I was singing that at a traffic light today. I don't care....

If you like old timey bluegrass, you can listen to WAMU on the internet.
They play this stuff every Sunday afternoon.

This area is a hotbed for bluegrass music, I don't know why. Frederick was settled largely by Germans but I think there's some Scots influence too. Most people don't think of bluegrass when they think of DC but there is real life outside the beltway.


rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
6/26/2005 6:27 pm

The photo is Ralph Stanley who wrote "Man of Constant Sorrow" long, long, long before it became popular.


PillsburyCodeBoy 60M

6/26/2005 7:54 pm

I grew up in the South listening to bluegrass music. My great-grandfather, who died when I was very young, could play bluegrass fiddle, although with more enthusiasm than talent, I'm told. I'm not very knowledgeable about it, but I love that kind of music. I even recognized the gentleman in photo. I'm glad to know there's an Internet radio station that plays it, and I will make a point of listening some Sunday. Thanks.


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
6/26/2005 11:10 pm

I spent much time in Appalachia where I was introduced to this type of music. For a rock-a-billy style with a nawth carolina flavor please give Doc Watson a shot.


papyrina 51F
21133 posts
6/27/2005 5:51 am

what is blue grass music


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
6/27/2005 8:37 am

Oh Keith, any body who likes bluegrass like I do knows Doc Watson
I particularly like "tennessee Stud".

Now Papy, let me see if I can make this a short answer. Bluegrass music is a type of music originating in the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern U.S. It typically has guitar, fiddle(NOT violin!), mandolin, banjo,harmonica and bass fiddle but doesn't have to have all of then at once.
The name came from Bill Monroe, known now as the Father of bluegrass music. His group was called The Blue Grass Boys, inspired by his native Kentucky, the Blue Grass state.
Much more than you wanted to know


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
6/27/2005 4:12 pm

I have seen Doc Watson many many times. He lived 10 miles from where I went to school. He sponsors a 3 day music festival up in Wilkes County called MerleFest, in honor of his son who was killed in a tractor accident some years back. He is a true legend in his time. He still does shows too. Unbelievable. I hope he lives forever. His music surely will.


rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
6/27/2005 6:50 pm

OK, Rosie Oakwood,Let's go!


papyrina 51F
21133 posts
6/28/2005 4:56 am

thanks hun,i don't think i'll find that on the shelves of my local virgin record store


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
7/5/2005 7:24 pm

Love Bob Wills
AAAAA Haaaa


SirMounts 102M

7/6/2005 7:02 am

Yes. I like Country (bluegrass) and I like Western (even Texas swing)... but I don't like Country & Western! lol


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