Country and Western > Good Country West Coast Music?

Discussion in 'Country and Western' started by vegas4x4, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    There probably wasn't anyone doing WCS to this in "the better hotels" in the 1st half of the 50s, but, hey, maybe at Riverside Rancho.



    Hank Williams and WCS?
    "he never lost the lazy swing and sock rhythm"
    "he had a good sock rhythm playing open chords..."
    "Holmes played the "sock rhythm guitar that took the place of brushed on a snare drum..."

    Some (not all) sheet music shows that familiar play two 1/8 notes like a quarter and an eighth notation.
     
  2. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Finally! A "new" song I want to WCS to.
    Too bad it was taught as a line dance.



    Fun story about where the song came from...
     
  3. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

  4. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    heard on Willie's Road house



    vintage 1974

    Tillis loves to play shuffles, and he recorded songs with Bob Wills and his Western Swing Band, such as "Looking Over my Shoulder" and "I Wish I Felt This Way at Home" (1967).
    "I still do dances, but there aren't as many around as there used to be. I am looking forward to coming to Wichita Falls to play," he said.
    Tillis was pleased when Legends producer Gloria Miers contacted him in 2013 to play the show for the first time, and he and his band "are looking forward to playing a potful of shuffles," with a set list that may be expanded to some of his other material.

    http://www.timesrecordnews.com/ente...nds-of-mel-tillis-ep-517785298-331466761.html
     
  5. Phil Owl

    Phil Owl Well-Known Member

  6. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    I probably will never hear this played at the place, or on the radio, but..
     
  7. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Here's another one you will probably never hear on the radio.
    PS don't get offended until you hear the last few spoken lines

     
  8. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

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  9. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

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  10. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    Well, dj hates the song and says Aaron Lewis was rude to him.
    Guess I won't be hearing this one at the dance place.
     
  11. chuck4788

    chuck4788 Member

    Although Suzy Bogguss' cover of Eat at Joe's is a foxtrot I think it is one of the best Country WCS songs.
    " I Slipped and Fell In Love" by Alan Jackson
    "Beachin" Jake Owen
    "Fresh Coat of Paint" Lee Roy Parnell
    "Some Kind of Trouble" Tanya Tucker
    "Runaway" Bonnie Raitt
    "A Feathers Not a Bird" Rosanne Cash
    Here are some non Country songs that I think are better for WCS, but depends on the audience and their WCS experience:
    "Take Me to the river" Kaleida
    "Stay with Me" Sam Smith (slow)
    "King of the Road" Roger Miller or Randy Travis
    "Going Down to the River" Doug Seegers
    "Destiny" Eric Bib
    "Beast of Burden" Big Head Todd
    "Snow (Hey Oh)" Red Hot Chili Peppers
     
  12. Steve Pastor

    Steve Pastor Moderator Staff Member

    "King of the Road" is in my Easy Country Piano book. (just sayin')

    We did a line dance to it at the Hilton in downtown Portland at a reception for Russian business people back in the day.
     

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