Del McCoury Band Teams Up with Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Pickup Lines In Country Music; Ralph Stanley Video Liner

Brody Vercher | February 4th, 2011

  1. Dave D.
    February 4, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Carrie and Ben don’t hit my musical sweet spot nearly to the extent that Chip and Carrie did, but I’ll still probably buy this. Don’t understand why they re-did Big Kiss, though.

    The Country Music Tattle Tale site appears to be down.

  2. Jon
    February 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Twangville’s Shawn Underwood puts Carrie Rodriguez and Ben Kyle‘s duet on “Love Hurts” in the same league as Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons.

    Surely it’s not that bad (and Underwood’s comment about “My Baby’s Gone” gets today’s Unintentional Humor trophy).

    Speaking of Craig Havighurst, I’ll be filling in for him as interviewer on next week’s Music City Roots…

  3. Barry Mazor
    February 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I should explain how, much experience shows, this “Love Hurts” thing works with Jon.

    We’ve been able to skip one round, because Shawn Underwood did not say “as good as Nazareth’s pop hit version.”

    Then somebody e would have gotten us to the crack about Gram Parsons and Emmylou anyway. (Or perhaps, Buddy Miller and Emmylou) as not that hot either. THEN, when somebody would say, “But, of course, the Everly Brother original’ (or even “The Roy Orbison original” which came out at the same time, minus harmonies up front) was “definitive or something, then Jon would be lurking and waiting with a version by a bluegrass outfit (it will virtually always be a bluegrass outfit) who “really” did the best version. Or the best version “for his money.”

    That’s when he get to tell us how much he loves Elvis Costello.

    No. See: Osborne Brothers, for instance. (On their songs of Boudleaux & Felice Bryant collection).

    -Brought to you as a public service by Barry, musically promiscuous musical wanker elitist who likes all versions of this song mentioned above in their own ways. Well maybe not so much, the Nazareth.

  4. WAYNOE (pseudonym)
    February 4, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    @Barry – Gotta admit that was pretty good.

  5. Jon
    February 4, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Well, the Osborne Brothers certainly did a fine job with “Love Hurts,” and so does my sometimes boss Sally Jones, and there are many other good ones out there, including the Everly Brothers’. But though I love many things about Ms. Harris’s music, I am not in the least a fan of the Parsons/Harris duet on this song, and the notion that it represents some kind of zenith in duet or harmony singing drives me nearly to distraction. Especially when one has the not-Porter Waggoner (sic)/Dolly Parton version of “My Baby’s Gone” in view.

    But thanks for having my back, Barry!

  6. Rick
    February 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    And don’t forget about Catherine Britt (all of 15 at the time) doing a duet down under with Lee Kernaghan of “Love Hurts” on Lee’s “Electric Rodeo” album.I have to say its one of my favorite versions of that song.

    And while I’m at it I have to say the Dead Ringer Band’s versions of Gram’s “Sin City” and Townes Van Zandt’s “If I Needed You” are also among the best versions I’ve ever heard of those songs. Aussie Aussie Aussie Oy Oy Oy! (lol)

  7. Paul W Dennis
    February 4, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Even though the recommendation comes from Jon, any tour with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has much to recommend it. I saw them about six years ago in Daytona Beach and despite the fact that most of them were in their 70s (or beyond), they could still swing it and bring it

  8. Vicki
    February 4, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Carter’s comments are nothing new with the record label politics of Nashville, but I feel for artists like Josh Turner who has a big year and receives no nominations. Oh well, they are a joke anyway, I watch for the performances.

  9. Stephen H.
    February 5, 2011 at 12:51 am

    In terms of the pickup line thing from The Boot, I love that their #9 is “Hey baby do you come here often/Hey baby now what’s your sign?” from Trace Adkins’ “Swing”. Ignoring the quality of the song for the moment, the immediate reaction of the love interest to those lines is her leaving because she considers them too stupid. And yet they’re #9 to The Boot. But I think their overall problem is they haven’t truly “listened” to any of the songs on the list, and only picked and chose pickup lines from random songs until they came up with a list of ten.

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