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Initial post: Dec 18, 2012 4:40:30 PM PST
3 Favorite country rock songs/ Bands.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 6:10:51 PM PST
Severin says:
Probably not what you're looking for but I don't care all that much for country rock. These are about as close as I come.

'The Weight' - The Band
'Country Honk' - Rolling Stones
'Muswell Hillbilly' - The Kinks

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 6:30:27 PM PST
Country Rock is one of my favorite genres.

My top 3 would be, in order:

1. The Allman Brothers Band
2. Lynyrd Skynyrd
3. The Outlaws

Honorable mentions to, The Marshall Tucker Band and Drive By Truckers.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 6:41:40 PM PST
james allan says:
Poco
Flying Burrito Brothers
Sutherland Brothers (pre-Quiver)

Now remember "Musicians Eat Cakes" for download

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 7:12:26 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 10:13:59 PM PST
Favorite country rock artists:

1) The late Gene Clark, formerly of the Byrds
2) The late Gram Parsons, formerly of the Flying Burrito Bros. (and briefly with the Byrds in 1968)
3) Michael Nesmith, formerly of the Monkees

These were the three guys who really invented country-rock as a musical genre. Not L.A. pretty boys like the Eagles.

Songs:

1) "Full Circle" -- Gene Clark
2) "Nine Times Blue" -- Michael Nesmith
2) "Dark End of the Street" -- The Flying Burrito Bros.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 7:25:05 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 7:25:14 PM PST
zlh67 says:
I used to say that ZZ Top was about as country as I would go, but in the last decade plus I've been tuning in to more of the singer/songwriter or Americana genre, and many incorporate country and rock into their sound. My faves would be Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & Hayes Carll.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 9:21:46 PM PST
ZZ Top-70s only
Allman Bros Band
Blackfoot
Lynrd Skynrd

Train Train-Blackfoot
Simple Man-Lynrd Skynrd
Whipping Post-Allman Bros Band

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 9:50:18 PM PST
Auntie Lynn says:
"May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose..."

Eckshully, I like classic western: Eddie Arnold, Tennessee Ernie, Ferlin Husky, Conway Twitty, etc. etc. Little Jimmy Dickens, you get the picture...

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 9:54:36 PM PST
Steve Vrana says:
Poco - "You Better Think Twice" (Especially the acoustic version on THE FORGOTTEN TRAIL.)
Michael Nesmith - "Propinquity"
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - "The Fish Song" (Not to be confused with "Fishin' in the Dark")

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 10:16:31 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 10:17:18 PM PST
emmylou harris' 'boulder to Birmingham'
rosanne cash 'seven year ache'
richard thompson 'tear stained letter'

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 11:25:49 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 11:26:55 PM PST
Emmylou
Marshall Tucker Band
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Steve Earle
Gram Parsons
Drive By Truckers

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 12:04:56 AM PST
"No other" by Gene Clarke is essential.

The first three Michael Nesmith and the first national band albums are also high on the list, as is "Tantamount to treason Vol 1" by Michael Nesmith and the second national band.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 4:18:32 AM PST
Johnny Bee says:
Byrds (circa Sweetheart of the Rodeo)
Steve Earle
And more recently, Israel Nash Gripka - New York Town and Barn Doors & Concrete Floors
Oh and, of course, Lucinda Williams

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 4:46:35 AM PST
B L T says:
Dillard & Clark - "Train Leaves Here This Morning"
Pure Prairie League - "Falling in and out of Love"/"Amie"
New Riders of the Purple Sage - "Panama Red"

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 4:53:10 AM PST
Randy says:
Just a few of my favorites from 3 different eras of Country Rock:

1st Generation:

Gram Parsons: "Streets Of Baltimore"
The Dillards: "Billy Jack"
Michael Nesmith: "Some Of Shelley's Blues"

No Depression Era:

Son Volt: "Windfall"
Slobberbone: "Sister Beams"
Ass Ponys: "Dried Up"

Current:

Robbie Fulks: "Georgia Hard"
Amanda Shires: "When You Need A Train It Never Comes"
Blitzen Trapper: "Fletcher"

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 7:13:48 AM PST
I have received 6 no votes? Did I misunderstand the question? Do you no voters not consider my choices to be country rock? I also love Steve Earle, Whiskytown, Ryan Adams and The Cardinals, Wilco...etc... Would these have been better answers because the threadsters do not consider them to be corporate bands/artists? No voters please speak up and tell me why you think that my post doesn't add to the conversation?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 7:16:50 AM PST
Randy says:
Well, Daniel, I think your post was just fine, but I received 3 no votes of my own, so what do I know?

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 7:36:17 AM PST
Randy,

I just gave everyone a yes because I believe that all of these posts add to the conversation. Do you think that the no voters will answer me?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 7:39:00 AM PST
Randy says:
RE: Do you think that the no voters will answer me?
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Nah, I have a couple who follow me all over the Amazon Boards, and they are all nutless cowards. They'll just lurk and continue to no-vote.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 8:33:24 AM PST
MarcoVG4 says:
Daniel - Most people don't consider Country Rock as the same as Southern Rock.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 8:47:08 AM PST
That would make sense! I chose Southern Rock bands. Thank you, MarcoVG4!

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 8:51:19 AM PST
Daniel,

Southern rock/Country Rock..there is a disitinction but it's a fine line. I hardly doubt that's the reason for the votes. Some people just have a stick up their butts!

Oh, I'd like to add Blackberry Smoke to the list. Southern Rock, I know.. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 8:57:12 AM PST
I love Blackberry Smoke as well!

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 9:11:44 AM PST
Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-75 is an Ok album; I wore out 8-track, then vinyl on the title, but didn't much care for most of their period Lps. I heard the songs/singles on C&W radio, but like early '70s Charlie Rich crooning, they were best heard as semi-disinterested background tunes on the pickup AM radio. Their country-er songs sounded like relaxed drugged-out relaxed hippy music from my sagebrush and jackrabbits teenage years, the kind of guys who hung out with the s***kicker cowboys who had Chris LeDoux tapes in their pickups. I nagged my mom to buy me the HOTEL CALIFORNIA Lp, but she balked at the $6.99 price tag in 1977; when I got the Lp, I liked the single, "New Kid in Town," but the rest of the album was too rock for my kid tastes. That album has grown on me since, and I think I "get" the theme of the whole album (LA/So-Cal is a rundown place to live, c. 1977). Never really got into the later titles.

I recall Poco being #2 to the early Eagles.

Marshall Tucker Band's "Heard It In A Love Song" was all over the radio. I had their hits Lp.

John Denver always struck me as a semi-druggy rock artist who sold country because he had the sappiest songs.

Silverado on RCA cloned the early Eagles' sound.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 12:01:38 PM PST
Stratocaster says:
Neil Young
Jackson Browne (his earliest stuff)
Ryan Adams
Wilco
The Band
The Eagles (their earliest stuff)
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