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Emmylou Harris — Red Dirt Girl
Album: Red Dirt Girl
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Released: 2000
Length: 4:11
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Me and my best friend Lillian
And her blue tick hound dog Gideon,
Sittin on the front porch cooling in the shade
Singin every song the radio played
Waitin for the Alabama sun to go down
Two red dirt girls in a red dirt town
Me and Lillian
Just across the line
And a little southeast of Meridian.

She loved her brother I remember back when
He was fixin' up a '49 Indian
He told her 'Little sister, gonna ride the wind
Up around the moon and back again."
He never got farther than Vietnam,
I was standin there with her when the telegram come
For Lillian.
Now he's lyin somewhere
About a million miles from Meridian.

She said there's not much hope for a red dirt girl
Somewhere out there is the great big world
Thats where I'm bound
And the stars might fall on Alabama
One of these days I'm gonna swing
My hammer down
Away from this red dirt town
I'm gonna make a joyful sound.

She grew up tall and she grew up thin
Buried that old dog Gideon
By a crepe myrtle bush at the back of the yard,
Her daddy turned mean and her mama leaned hard
Got in trouble with a boy from town
Figured that she might as well settle down
So she dug right in
Across a red dirt line
Just a little southeast of Meridian

Yeah she tried hard to love him but it never did take
It was just another way for the heart to break
So she learned to bend.
One thing they don't tell you about the blues
When you got 'em
You keep on falling cause there ain't no bottom
There ain't no end.
At least not for Lillian.

Nobody knows when she started her skid,
She was only 27 and she had five kids.
Coulda been the whiskey,
Coulda been the pills,
Coulda been the dream she was trying to kill.

But there won't be a mention in the news of the world
About the life and the death of a red dirt girl
Named Lillian
Who never got any further
Across the line than Meridian.

Now the stars still fall on Alabama
Tonight she finally laid
That hammer down
Without a sound
In the red dirt ground...
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I'm not a fan of this style of music generally, but oh my, this song is beautiful. That electric guitar suits the mood of the lyrics perfectly. 9!
Pass the whiskey.......
that whole album is godlike...
 tiler wrote:
when your good your good.
 
Where to begin?

This one is almost as good as the post that followed immediately after. Brilliant, that is! Inspiring!

"When you're good, you're good" should be sufficient comment.

As for the song, lyrically a tremendous reach. Successful, of course.
Any song that makes you cry should probably be a 10.
Jeez, Bill, you're right.  Sad song.
There are desperately poor whites who live hard scrabble lives.  They are typically invisible, except for a rare display of their lives in a movie like "Winter's Bone".  Emmylou's song is about one of them.  Gave it an 8.
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Interesting story... LOVE Emmy Lou! ...long time crush... {#Cheesygrin}
She doesn't enunciate very clearly in this song
I was listening to this song around the time that a friend of mine, who happened to be from Meridian, died.

That in itself makes it a 10.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Daniel Lanois produced her Wrecking Ball albums a few years before this.
Sounds like the producer for this kept his sound.

 
Actually the producer, Malcolm Burn, worked with Lanois on his first two albums. 

  
On_The_Beach wrote:
Daniel Lanois produced her Wrecking Ball albums a few years before this.
Sounds like the producer for this kept his sound.

 
Interesting point.  I believe that Daniel Lanois had some significant influence on Spyboy.

This is Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris, Daryl Johnson and Brady Blade doing a very nice version of "The Maker" with a really cool build-up ...

 
 
Daniel ‪Lanois, Emmylou Harris, Daryl Johnson and Brady Blade - The Maker‬ 


 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

.......... and me; I've never been the same since seeing Emmylou on the Elite Hotel album cover!
 

...never been the same.  Classic.
Daniel Lanois produced her Wrecking Ball albums a few years before this.
Sounds like the producer for this kept his sound.
Emmylou live in Toronto around 1978 - Quarter Moon time - and I've spent many thousands of $$$$ ever since trying to recreate that beautiful sound in my house. Not possible!! : ))
She is spectacular!! 
Alt-J and Emmylou Harris back-to back (2 of my favourites) and just one of the myriad of reasons why I rarely listen to 'albums' any more - radio paradise, you are GREAT!!!
Thank you PSD. Brilliant song.
10, next
The lady is just amazing.  Deserves all the accolades. 
 gschoep wrote:
Did she confuse Mississippi with Alabama?  Meridian is close to the border but definitely in Mississippi...

 
I wondered the same thing, and had to carefully read the lyrics and check a map. Part of the sadness of Lillian's life was that, whereas she grew up in Alabama, just over the Mississippi line -- the farthest she ever made it out of Alabama was just over the Mississippi state border into Mississippi, southeast of Meridian. Lillian wanted to get out of the Red Dirt Town, and made it out of the state, but didn't really get very far away; and certainly did not escape her desperate lifestyle... 

There is a town of Lillian in Alabama, but its down near Perdido Key, and I don't think had any significance to the song.


 moodfood wrote:
been in love with Emmylou like forever.. {#Angel}

 
.......... and me; I've never been the same since seeing Emmylou on the Elite Hotel album cover!
been in love with Emmylou like forever.. {#Angel}
 gschoep wrote:
Did she confuse Mississippi with Alabama?  Meridian is close to the border but definitely in Mississippi...

 
I grew up in Montgomery, and we played Meridian in football, so it's not very far. Some lyrics need a little poetic license, so hey.
 MsJudi wrote:
"Coulda' been the whiskey,
Coulda been the pills,
Coulda been the dream she was trying to kill."

Love it.

Emmylou...Our national treasure. 


Bill must be in a "lovely" mood today.
 jyoull wrote:
Just... wow. This is devastatingly beautiful.

 
Or the comment I saw on the youtube clip ---->

"I've listened to this song 100 and it still gives me goosebumps. Four minutes of music can tell a big and heartbreaking story. Art at it's best!"

<----

Emmylou is an amazing songwriter.....
What started as a pleasant little hymn to "a little southeast of Meridian", quickly turned into something serious.  Should have known; Ms. Harris can draw tears from me like no one else.
(photo of 10 year old smoking a cigarette deleted 'cuz it was just too freakin' weird --admin)
when your good your good. 
"Coulda' been the whiskey,
Coulda been the pills,
Coulda been the dream she was trying to kill."

Love it.
I thought that Knopfler guitar might have been Mr Lanois - sounds like it's right off his "For the Beauty of Wynona" CD . . .
Holy carp that's good stuff.
 
epic...
Just... wow. This is devastatingly beautiful.
 Cynaera wrote:
I can't remember a time when I didn't love Emmylou Harris's music.  She's a goddess.  A goddess with brains, a voice, and a sense of graciousness that puts her head and shoulders above most "stars." I think I might have a girl-crush on her... {#Embarassed}
 
Godspeed, Ann.
This song always makes me tear up.   It reminds me how fortunate I am in life and how some people never get the chance to be who they dream to be.  (OK..  I once dreamed I'd be a rock star and in my car, I am...lol)  
Thanks Emmylou, for keeping me in check with this heartfelt tune...

{#Clap}

Did she confuse Mississippi with Alabama?  Meridian is close to the border but definitely in Mississippi...
Just pure magic.
 Sjaaks wrote:

Saw Emmylou perform this one together with Mark Knopfler in 2006 in Ahoy Rotterdam.

{#Notworthy}{#Clap}

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL performance, especially with the addition of Knopfler's phenomenal guitar work, perfectly suited for a song like this... I still feel the goosebumps running up and down... A truely magical night that was...



 
Lucky lucky you!
Just what I needed right now, thanks.
Yes
no

In my top-ten all time.


Coulda' been the whiskey,
Coulda been the pills,
Coulda been the dream she was trying to kill.
But there won't be a mention in the news of the world
About the life and the death of a red dirt girl



 Cynaera wrote:
I can't remember a time when I didn't love Emmylou Harris's music.  She's a goddess.  A goddess with brains, a voice, and a sense of graciousness that puts her head and shoulders above most "stars." I think I might have a girl-crush on her... {#Embarassed}
 
Amen.
Love.
Love.
Love Emmylou.

Saw Emmylou perform this one together with Mark Knopfler in 2006 in Ahoy Rotterdam.

{#Notworthy}{#Clap}

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL performance, especially with the addition of Knopfler's phenomenal guitar work, perfectly suited for a song like this... I still feel the goosebumps running up and down... A truely magical night that was...



This was a hard album to get for awhile,it was import only for some reason.
I can't remember a time when I didn't love Emmylou Harris's music.  She's a goddess.  A goddess with brains, a voice, and a sense of graciousness that puts her head and shoulders above most "stars." I think I might have a girl-crush on her... {#Embarassed}
 
Emmylou Harris by Nicole Rork
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Interview with Emmylou Harris in the Fine Arts Center.

Emmylou Harris has been hailed as a major figure in several of America's most important musical movements of the past three decades. Harris' contributions to country-rock, the bluegrass revival, folk music, and the Americana movement are widely lauded, and in recent years she also has carved out a sound that is uniquely her own. Her Grammy-winning 1995 Wrecking Ball was a watershed album for her, combining several world-music elements with acoustic instruments, driving percussion, and a folk/roots flavor.

Between 2000 and the present, she has appeared on the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack and its spin-off Down From the Mountain tour; collaborated with the Chieftains on their Down the Old Plank Road album and TV special; performed concerts on behalf of a Landmine Free World; and sang with Bright Eyes, Dave Matthews, Bill Mallonee, Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson, Bruce Cockburn, Neil Young, Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, Sheryl Crow, Tracy Chapman, the Dixie Chicks, and Patty Griffin, among others.

Emmylou Harris is invited to perform everywhere from the massive Bonnaroo jam-band rock festival to bluegrass concerts: "That just delights me," she admits. "It proves what I've always thought: that people are eclectic in their tastes, just like me. Most people don't listen to only one kind of music. For the most part, I think people just want to hear good music." That is a credo she has lived by throughout her career.

Harris took up guitar as a teenager inspired by the folk music of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins and Peter, Paul and Mary. Starving-artist stints in Greenwich Village and Nashville led to regular club work in Washington D.C. Country-rock visionary Gram Parsons discovered her there and brought her to Los Angeles to become his duet partner in 1972. After apprenticing Parsons, she emerged as a solo artist with Pieces of the Sky in 1975. The album electrified the country-music world, becoming the first of her eight consecutive gold or platinum records.

Today, Emmylou Harris is regarded as a key figure in a movement that united rock audiences with country traditionalists. She made country music "hip" and brought it to a vast youth market for the first time. Billboard magazine honored Emmylou Harris with its prestigious Century Award in 1999. At the time, she was lauded as a "truly venturesome, genre-transcending pathfinder" who being given the award "to acknowledge the uncommon excellence of (her) still-unfolding body of work."

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jagdriver wrote:
The cranky guitar in the background is what makes this track, kinda like Gerry Leonard's work with Jonatha Brooke...
My thought exactly, nice post. In an interview, Emmylou said she wrote this song to evoke the hopelessness (for some) of small town Delta farm/factory life with no clear way out, but that it wasn't from a particular incident in her own life. Pretty much a Bruce Springsteen or Boris Pasternak libretto, from a time and place that views this universal theme through a different lens.

I can understand not liking her voice or this style of music, but posters suggesting that there is anything unskilled about the production and performance or less than intellectually complex in the writing are either trolling or woefully incomplete in their own education and experience.


I always get a little misty at the white-girl soul element in her voice.....
love
Annoying voice.

Emmylou Harris & Mark Knopfler - Red Dirt Girl, Live (2006)

Red Dirt Girl from Emmylou's concert with Mark Knopfler in Ahoy, Rotterdam in 2006.



Emmy Lou Harris  by Pilgrim on this road - Bill Revill
https://www.flickr.com/photos/billrevill/

Emmy Lou Harris - Newport Folk Festival 2007 

© All rights reserved.



 Feghoot wrote:
Beautiful women but limited range & limited talent.  If she wasn't attractive you'd never have heard of her.  And actually I do know something about her:  She recognizes & supports real talent while simultaneously insinuating herself into their music/lives to keep herself in public view.  Dolly Parton she ain't!

 
As with all aging artists, Emmylou's voice has, in recent years, succumbed to the dreaded "change".  True, she does not have the range or the vocal cord control she once had but to make this statement (rather sexist too) is rediculous.  Again, as with so many aging artists, did you ever listen to her early stuff?  DId you ever read about her earlier life, her years working with Gram Parsons, etc....she does not need to insinuate herself into ANY crowd....her merits stand on their own, attractive or not!   Check this out....wow, how could she possibly know anyone in the music business with these shabby credits? -)!  (and thank GOD she is no Dolly Parton — apples and oranges my friend) 

Grammy Awards

2005 Best Female Country Vocal Performance ("The Connection")

2001 Album of the Year (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)

2000 Best Contemporary Folk Album (Red Dirt Girl)

1999 Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("After The Gold Rush", with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt)

1998 Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("Same Old Train", with Alison Krauss, Clint Black, Dwight Yoakam, Earl Scruggs, Joe Diffie, Marty Stuart, Merle Haggard, Pam Tillis, Patty Loveless, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs & Travis Tritt)

1995 Best Contemporary Folk Album (Wrecking Ball)

1992 Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers At the Ryman, as Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers)

1987 Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (Trio, with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt)

1984 Best Country Vocal Performance, Female ("In My Dreams")

1980 Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("That Lovin' You Feelin' Again", with Roy Orbison)

1979 Best Country Vocal Performance, Female (Blue Kentucky Girl)

1976 Best Country Vocal Performance, Female (Elite Hotel)<8>


 LaurentianD wrote:
I appreciate her voice and her pedigree.
But.
Roseanne Cash was never a red dirt girl.
Silver spooner with the gold cup.
Bah.
 
Um, what?

1) I don't what Ms. Cash has to do with this.

2) Roseanne Cash was not born wealthy. Her father was an Army radio operator, remember? Sure he went on to change the face of music forever, but she was no 'silver spooner'. And she's had a decent career of her own: comparing her to her father, or to Ms. Harris for that matter, is not fair. Those two are larger-than-life talents who defy all comparisons.

Gut wrenching lyrics. Beautiful song.
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

Cosmic America Music, Americana, Y'Alternative.

It's music the country stations won't play because it's to rock.
It's music the rock stations won't play because it's to country.

That's why I like it.

 
Dig.

Great stuff. If you like this vibe, check out a Chris Whitley album called, Living with the Law.
This album is a work of art. It's one of those works where all of the songs are part of a bigger thing, and that is, the whole album.
 Mandible wrote:
is this considered "country"?
 
Cosmic America Music, Americana, Y'Alternative.

It's music the country stations won't play because it's to rock.
It's music the rock stations won't play because it's to country.

That's why I like it.

...i've passed through meridian on an open-topped afternoon sojourn; it was a nice, long, reflective drive...
I appreciate her voice and her pedigree.
But.
Roseanne Cash was never a red dirt girl.
Silver spooner with the gold cup.
Bah.
Top of the Rockies, Upper Crust !
Feghoot wrote:
Beautiful women but limited range & limited talent. If she wasn't attractive you'd never have heard of her. And actually I do know something about her: She recognizes & supports real talent while simultaneously insinuating herself into their music/lives to keep herself in public view. Dolly Parton she ain't!


Not correct...on a grand scale

 Feghoot wrote:
Beautiful women but limited range & limited talent.  If she wasn't attractive you'd never have heard of her.  And actually I do know something about her:  She recognizes & supports real talent while simultaneously insinuating herself into their music/lives to keep herself in public view.  Dolly Parton she ain't!

 
I think this has to go into the hall of shame as one of the most musically ignorant posts in recent memory.

Not liking someone is fine, we all like different things. But to let that make you totally blind to the accomplishments and talents of one of the more respected musicians of our time is beyond comprehension.


 Feghoot wrote:
Beautiful women but limited range & limited talent.  If she wasn't attractive you'd never have heard of her.  And actually I do know something about her:  She recognizes & supports real talent while simultaneously insinuating herself into their music/lives to keep herself in public view.  Dolly Parton she ain't!

 

I wonder what Ms. Parton would have to say about that?  I doubt that she would agree.
 Dog_Ear wrote:
Sounds like Daniel Lanois production -but no - Malcolm Burn
 
Didn't Lanois produce "Wrecking Ball"?

I've loved her music for over 30 years. Her voice is so pure and has aged beautifully, as has she.

{#Daisy}
I sure do love Emmylou. I finally saw her onstage with Gillian Welch, and with her own band, at HSB 7.

I have loved her singing all my life (I'm nearing 50), and Emmylou is nearly peerless among vocal talents.

Dolly and Linda Ronstadt love working with her. Gram Parsons thought Emmylou was something special, too.

All you folks who are saying nasty things about Emmylou: {#Ass}

And yeah, you can quote me on that. {#Wave}
holborne wrote:
Feghoot wrote:
Beautiful women but limited range & limited talent. If she wasn't attractive you'd never have heard of her. And actually I do know something about her: She recognizes & supports real talent while simultaneously insinuating herself into their music/lives to keep herself in public view. Dolly Parton she ain't!


Good christ, but that is a stunningly, jaw-droppingly ignorant post.

Appalling indeed. At 61 years of age she may still look alright, but more importantly, at 61 years of age she's still very relevant in the world of music.


 Feghoot wrote:
Beautiful women but limited range & limited talent.  If she wasn't attractive you'd never have heard of her.  And actually I do know something about her:  She recognizes & supports real talent while simultaneously insinuating herself into their music/lives to keep herself in public view.  Dolly Parton she ain't!

 
Is your real name Bozo the Clown, by any chance? I ask because surely you must be joking, right? Please say you're joking. If you're not, please don't say anything. Ever. .

The cranky guitar in the background is what makes this track, kinda like Gerry Leonard's work with Jonatha Brooke. Emmylou's latter works have really benefitted from their production; in earlier days, the accompanyment would have been limited to an acoustic guitar and would have been quite boring (although she's a terrific vocalist).
is this considered "country"?
Two words: national treasure.
Two words....Mute Button
What he said    {#Arrowd}
...just stunning...
 Feghoot wrote:
Beautiful women but limited range & limited talent.  If she wasn't attractive you'd never have heard of her.  And actually I do know something about her:  She recognizes & supports real talent while simultaneously insinuating herself into their music/lives to keep herself in public view.  Dolly Parton she ain't!

 

Good christ, but that is a stunningly, jaw-droppingly ignorant post.

Love this.  Saw her 23 August with James Burton.  She's still a beautiful siren.

 Feghoot wrote:
Beautiful women but limited range & limited talent.  If she wasn't attractive you'd never of heard of her.
 
Do you know anything about her? Check your history before you lump Emmylou in with Jessica Simpson and her ilk. This lady is respected across cultural and musical boundaries because she is a raw and original talent.

Bite your tongue! {#Naughty}
Beautiful women but limited range & limited talent.  If she wasn't attractive you'd never have heard of her.  And actually I do know something about her:  She recognizes & supports real talent while simultaneously insinuating herself into their music/lives to keep herself in public view.  Dolly Parton she ain't!

Sounds like Daniel Lanois production -but no - Malcolm Burn
Emmylou has heart. This album has heart. This is my all-around favorite ELH album, and that is a big deal, considering the body of her catalogue over the years. :notworthy:
Harris has lead such a tough life that she had to choose either blues or americana music to play. Listening to her makes one thankful that this is Thanksgiving weekend. Some of us don't have the happiness that we would like so those of us who do should remember.
Love Emmylou Harris and Porcupine Tree and many others, music doesn't need labels, either it sounds good to one or it doesn't.
Well heck, I'm from Oz and I love this........... something about the human spiritual community?
Shesdifferent wrote:
Agreed...too much of this stuff is played
Removing my ad hominem.
bokey wrote:
Americans,pfffft.:snooty: terrible music that should not be listened to by people of culture. Kind of like rhyming confusion and pollution,2 words that do seem to go together well nowadays,but thats another topic.(although "er" and "a" do get interchanged more often than "fu" (haha in American Simpsons character voice) and "lu") "And where is that band who so vauntingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion, A home and a country should leave us no more! Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution." --- Star Spangled banner verse 3 Damn whiny foreigners never learn. :ass:
You're being snarky about a poem written by an over-excited lawyer 200 years ago, tool boy? That the U.S. anthem was written by an amateur and set to the tune of old (English) drinking song speaks volumes about the American people of the time, if not so much anymore. So piss off, convict. :nyah:
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
#21 in our series "Understanding why so many people regard country music with contempt" Rhyming 'hammer' and 'Alabama'.
Hello, people - it's IRONY, see, cuz the commenter is from Australia ahhhahahaahahahahahhaaahahahahaaa and even if it isn't, hammuh rhymes with alabamuh, if that's whare y'all are frum.
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
#21 in our series "Understanding why so many people regard country music with contempt" Rhyming 'hammer' and 'Alabama'.
Americans,pfffft. :snooty: terrible music that should not be listened to by people of culture. Kind of like rhyming confusion and pollution,2 words that do seem to go together well nowadays,but thats another topic. "And where is that band who so vauntingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion, A home and a country should leave us no more! Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. " --- Francis Scott key
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
#21 in our series "Understanding why so many people regard country music with contempt" Rhyming 'hammer' and 'Alabama'.
Surely you're referring to a Boston accent?
xkolibuul wrote:
Dude, news flash: THIS AIN'T COUNTRY!! Emmylou may have started off country as country, but she sure ain't with this turn. Lot more going on here. Listen to the guitars, for one. And alt-country is just another silly label.
Y'Alternative. Call it what you want... it sounds great to me!
I really like this cd, but I have a hellaciously hard time hearing the voices in the mix. I have fussed with the settings ad nauseam, and they still sound muddy to me no matter what I do. That's a shame because this is awesome music that could become a staple if I could just hear WTF she's saying.
What's up with everyone from England so anti country? Emmylou is wonderful and real.
One thing they don't tell you 'bout the blues when you got 'em You keep on falling cuz there aint no bottom... One of Emmylou's best.
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
#21 in our series "Understanding why so many people regard country music with contempt" Rhyming 'hammer' and 'Alabama'.
This rhyme scheme isn't restricted to country: Red Hot Chilli Pepppers use the same words in Dani California.
Though not being credited on this album, the influence of Daniel Lanois can clearly be heard. What an amazing combination! :notworthy:
I really appreciate the range of music played on RP.
Coppertop wrote:
"This Stuff" ?
yea, this stuff! too folky during the day sometimes. give me some ani, or some cesario, or some tito!
Though i feel the music is pritty and good story telling lyrics... This one i can deal with but RP is really playing way to much american country music. This one is ok I gave it a 7 or 8
love you Emmylou... always have, always will!
Shesdifferent wrote:
Agreed...too much of this stuff is played
"This Stuff" ?
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
#21 in our series "Understanding why so many people regard country music with contempt" Rhyming 'hammer' and 'Alabama'.
#22 in our series; understanding why so many people consider aussies imbeciles. g'day bruce and of course no worries mate.
I like red dirt girl.
ahh! Thank you RP, I love your range. I thought at first this was Nanci Griffith... but Emmylou...just divine.
#21 in our series "Understanding why so many people regard country music with contempt" Rhyming 'hammer' and 'Alabama'.
Gotta add something: what about the lines in here, "One thing they don't tell you about the blues when you got 'em is you keep on falling 'cause there ain't no bottom." Great lines.
JGD wrote:
Ummm. it sure seems like radioparadise is turning into a country station lately.
Agreed...too much of this stuff is played
xkolibuul wrote:
Dude, news flash: THIS AIN'T COUNTRY!!
You may have trouble convincing people that a song's genre cannot be determined solely by the accent of an incidental lead singer -- just as the music industry tends to first check the color of an artist's skin as part of a pigeonholing process. Wasn't Michael Jackson's 1980s work termed "R&B"? (By the way, I forget -- what was his skin color at the time?) Anyway, many are wholly without investigative ability and are in dire need of labels.
Dude, news flash: THIS AIN'T COUNTRY!! Emmylou may have started off country as country, but she sure ain't with this turn. Lot more going on here. Listen to the guitars, for one. And alt-country is just another silly label. mafe wrote:
Sorry but I can't digest country. No matter if it has quality or not. I can sense quality here but my ears say please make it stop!!!
Darrooon wrote:
I'd call it "Alt-Country". This would be my favorite Emmylou album, but then again I'm more interested in her recent work. My only issue with this album is that it seems like the vocals somehow get distorted along with some of the other instruments. It's a strange effect, but I notice it.
A fine pass ain't it, when the old-time harmonies become "alt" - can we hear some more please? How about some of the Gram Parsons songs from back when?
I'd call it "Alt-Country". This would be my favorite Emmylou album, but then again I'm more interested in her recent work. My only issue with this album is that it seems like the vocals somehow get distorted along with some of the other instruments. It's a strange effect, but I notice it.
JGD wrote:
Ummm. Nothing against this particular song, but it sure seems like radioparadise is turning into a country station lately. The move must be making y'all git a tear in yer beer.
Yeah, it really sucks having a wide range of good music to listen to. Everyone knows that the only music people should be allowed to listen to is ...
Ummm. Nothing against this particular song, but it sure seems like radioparadise is turning into a country station lately. The move must be making y'all git a tear in yer beer.
She does lots of wonderful stuff, but this is my favorite song of hers on the playlists.
Chunnamark wrote:
My Top Five Albums ever (in no particular order): 1. Daniel Lanois - Shine 2. REM - Automatic for the People 3. Radiohead - Kid A/Amnesiac 4. Paul Simon - Graceland 5. Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl
You and I would get along just fine. :-) Great tune from Ms. Emmylou.