Music Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes:

Vince Gill and the legendary pedal steel guitarist Paul Vincent — with backing from Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives — perform Merle Haggard’s wonderfully acerbic-yet-heartrending 1970 tune “I Can’t Be Myself.”

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  • Gill and Vincent also perform the tune on “Bakersfield,” a recent CD of covers of songs from the likes of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. Even though I’d have enjoyed one or two more uptempo shitkickers than they include — the collection is a little heavy on soulful love-and-heartbreak numbers — I’m enjoying the album a whole lot.
  • If you don’t know anything about the Bakersfield Sound, it’s time to educate yourself. The Bakersfield era — a direct, no-frills expression of white working-class masculinity — was one of the Really Great Moments in American popular music, IMHO.
  • Some praise from me for Marty Stuart.
  • Vince Gill, himself a virtuoso, highlights his 14 favorite guitarists.

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog 2Blowhards.com. Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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2 Responses to Music Du Jour

  1. Haven’t seen the movie (I hear it’s lame), but Marty Stuart’s soundtrack for ALL THE PRETTY HORSES is pretty damned good: http://www.amazon.com/All-Pretty-Horses-Original-Soundtrack/dp/B00EQWRO48/

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  2. Fenster says:

    Goodness he’s such a talent. I am mighty partial to this:

    and in another vein:

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