New Bear Family Series Exemplifies Country Music From 1945 to 1950

Brody Vercher | December 22nd, 2008

  1. Kelly
    December 22, 2008 at 11:26 am

    now that is a solid news day mi compadre!

  2. Hollerin' Ben
    December 22, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Good for Marty Stuart man, I’m stoked for his show. They really need to either put episodes online, offer a dvd set, or hurry up and get some network to pick it up because I’d really like to see it.

    John Rich has good taste in everything.

  3. KathyP
    December 22, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    WMG are fools. So desperate for the revenue they need, they’s bitten off their nose to spite their face. And the RIAA just took a hard right turn at about the same time. The twists and turns as result of the recession are fascinating, to say the least.

  4. KathyP
    December 22, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    that first sentence should say “they’ve.”

  5. Matt B.
    December 22, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    What’s sad is that labels were putting alot of that content up, not unauthorized fans. They’ll agree to some sort of licensing deal shortly….

  6. Rick McGrinch
    December 22, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Not very many CD releases make my mouth water, but those new Bear Family compilations sure do. The post WW-II 40’s were a golden era for country music by my reckoning. Sadly it seems the mindset these days is that “real” country music began with Hank Williams Sr. and the artists predating his success can be ignored, which is a cryin’ shame.

    I would love to see Marty Stuart’s variety show but we don’t get RFD TV on out cable TV system out here. An artist like Amber Digby would make a perfect guest and the show’s audience is the sort of folks she’s trying to reach. Amber should pull her Momma’s strings connected to Connie Smith to get on the show when she’s in Nashville in late January.

    I always enjoy reading interviews with Rory Feek as he is just so down home and straight up. I’m glad to see them getting some chart success with “Cheater, Cheater” and hope any follow up singles also garner decent radio airplay.

    Chet Flippo’s savoring the vocal phrasing at the Colbie Caillat concert is still my favorite off his list. Maybe Jewel should return to her roots and vocal style of her first album to really give Chet a thrill in 2009.

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