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  • A Brief History Of...Hillbilly Music

    26 jan. 2008, 23h50m par BadgerJohn31

    The description and playlist below are from the weekly radio show (A Brief History Of…) that my friend and I host on WSUM 91.7fm Madison. We selected songs we felt were either historically important or just representative of each specific topic. Please comment if you feel we missed something or just to give your opinion. Remember, however, that we do this show in an hour (about 50 minutes of music). Track length is a major factor in our decisions (shorter is usually better). Thanks!

    Until about the time of The Carter Family’s break-up in the mid-1940s, what we know as country music was called "Hillbilly Music." A Brief History of…Hillbilly Music traces American traditional music from the first million-selling hillbilly record in 1924 to the first major televised country music performance in 1953. Major themes of the show include the Afro-, Anglo-, and Scotch-Irish origins of this traditionally white music, the impact of the 1920s radio boom in the creation of the first superstars…
  • November 23rd: On this Day

    23 nov. 2007, 11h10m par tenderbranson69

    2005, US singer-songwriter Chris Whitley died of lung cancer aged 45. Whitley earned critical success with his 1991 album ‘Living with the Law’ and toured with Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.

    1995, US Soul singer Junior Walker died. (1966 US & UK Top 20 single 'How Sweet It Is.' 1969 US No.4 single 'What Does It Take, To Win Your Love').

    1994, Tommy Boyce, singer-songwriter, committed suicide. (1968 US No. 8 single with Bobby Hart, 'I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite', also wrote 'Last Train To Clarksville', 'I'm Not Your Stepping Stone' and 'Scooby- Doo Where Are You.' Sold over 40m records.

    1992, US Country singer Roy Acuff died aged 89. In 1962 he was the first living artist elected to the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

    1985, Joe Turner, US blues songwriter died. Wrote 'Shake Ratle and Roll', 'Sweet Sixteen.'

    1983, Tom Evans from Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself. Evans co-wrote 'Without You' a hit for Harry Nilson and Mariah Carey.

  • November 23rd: On this Day

    23 nov. 2006, 11h08m par tenderbranson69

    2005, US singer songwriter Chris Whitley died of lung cancer aged 45. Whitley earned critical success with his 1991 album ‘Living with the Law’ and toured with Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.

    1994, Tommy Boyce, singer, songwriter, committed suicide. (1968 US No. 8 single with Bobby Hart, 'I Wonder What She's Doing Tonite', also wrote 'Last Train To Clarksville', 'I'm Not Your Stepping Stone' and 'Scooby- Doo Where Are You.' Sold over 40m records.

    1992, US Country singer Roy Acuff died aged 89. In 1962 he was the first living artist elected to the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

    1985, Joe Turner, US blues songwriter died. Wrote 'Shake Ratle and Roll', 'Sweet Sixteen.'

    1983, Tom Evans from Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself. Evans co-wrote 'Without You' a hit for Harry Nilson and Mariah Carey.

    1975, Queen started a nine-week run at No.1 in the UK with 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' The promotional video that accompanied the song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video and only cost £5,000 to produce.
  • Songs about Trains

    7 avr. 2006, 17h02m par ericg