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    So far this series is a 10 out of 10 for me. I'm learning so much about the various artists, their styles, and where they fit in with the history of our music.
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    You can binge-watch the entire series at pbs.org/countrymusic.
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    Amazing! Fantastic ! Ken Burns only produces first class material !
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    Been in a busy patch so falling behind some on watching. We're on Episode 3 now: Monroe, Scruggs, Ernest T, Hank, the Bryants. Staggering to be reminded that all that music was compacted into a very short time frame. The radio must have been blistering back then.

    Marty Stuart is looking like a cartoon character but he is cutting it up. He and Merle have had the best quips all evening. The MH talking head segments have been priceless.

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    Yep, tell me one thing Ken Burns has done that was not first class.

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    I always liked Marty Stuart's music. But before this series, I never realized how observant, analytical, insightful, articulate and artfully clever he is.

    Bravo!

    More Marty!!

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    I love the part where Maybelle Carter earns enough money from their records to buy a new guitar. That beautiful Gibson archtop guitar she bought must be a rare collectors item.

    Well I checked it out, The "precious jewel" Gibson L-5, 1928. Safely behind glass in a temperature controlled environment.
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    Iím hoping they mention Joe Maphis. And Homer and Jethro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudmister View Post
    I love the part where Maybelle Carter earns enough money from their records to buy a new guitar. That beautiful Gibson archtop guitar she bought must be a rare collectors item.

    Well I checked it out, The "precious jewel" Gibson L-5, 1928. Safely behind glass in a temperature controlled environment.
    It's in the CMHoF but it was part of the same scam by Robert McLean that Bill Monroe's mandolin was caught up in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by re simmers View Post
    I’m hoping they mention Joe Maphis. And Homer and Jethro.
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    I'm pretty sure Homer and Jethro will get a mention as they've mentioned the Chicago hillbilly music scene several times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Gies View Post
    Yep, tell me one thing Ken Burns has done that was not first class.
    Jazz.

    Sorry, you asked..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccravens View Post
    Jazz.

    Sorry, you asked..
    Yeah, I only got through one episode of that one myself. Just couldn't get into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    Yeah, I only got through one episode of that one myself. Just couldn't get into it.
    Different strokes... I really enjoyed the jazz documentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbella View Post
    I always liked Marty Stuart's music. But before this series, I never realized how observant, analytical, insightful, articulate and artfully clever he is.

    Bravo!

    More Marty!!
    Agreed. There is an interview out there of how he came into possession of Clarence White's B Bender Tele that kind of gives away his overall knowledge of the music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gspiess View Post
    Agreed. There is an interview out there of how he came into possession of Clarence White's B Bender Tele that kind of gives away his overall knowledge of the music.
    Marty has made it a mission to collect the history of the music.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/marty-s...country-music/

    http://www.martystuart.com/Collection.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccravens View Post
    Jazz.

    Sorry, you asked..
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    Yeah, I only got through one episode of that one myself. Just couldn't get into it.
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    Different strokes... I really enjoyed the jazz documentary.
    I though the jazz documentary was quite good! Particularly the focus on Louis Armstrong.

    You guys that couldn't get into it - do you even like to listen to jazz? or was it the show itself that bothered you?

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    Ken Burns manages to make boring documentaries about things I'm interested in.

    Slow and Plodding ≠ Serious and Deep

    PBS has also never pulled off a decent Shakespeare production.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonZ View Post
    Slow and Plodding ≠ Serious and Deep
    I'd guess for Peter Coyote, Slow and Plodding = Serious and Deep bank deposits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEdgerton View Post
    I'm actually surprised at some of the interview footage they have of people that are no longer with us. So far there has only been one appearance that I really questioned and that was because he was making a point while misquoting the song he was talking about. It would appear that Marty Stuart is definitely a student of the genre's history. I have no problems either with bringing in the contemporary voices.

    By the way Whispering Bill Anderson is 82 and Jeannie Shepherd is 79. They have a whole lot of older people appearing in the series. The problem might be that some viewers may not know who these people are.
    FYI Jean Shepard died in 2016.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbella View Post
    I always liked Marty Stuart's music. But before this series, I never realized how observant, analytical, insightful, articulate and artfully clever he is.

    Bravo!

    More Marty!!
    I really liked his playing in episode 3 about 30 minutes in!

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    I really liked his playing in episode 3 about 30 minutes in!
    Marty is a walking encyclopedia of country music history and he has devoted much of his life's energy and also a lot of his own money in the effort to preserve it. Extraordinary man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Daniel View Post
    FYI Jean Shepard died in 2016.
    I meant Seeley. Too many Jean's on my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidKOS View Post
    I though the jazz documentary was quite good! Particularly the focus on Louis Armstrong.

    You guys that couldn't get into it - do you even like to listen to jazz? or was it the show itself that bothered you?
    It just didn't hold my interest. Different strokes for different folks. I'm a baseball fan and couldn't into that one either.
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    Country Music is back tonight at 8 p.m. on PBS (at least here in New York).
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    I'd guess for Peter Coyote, Slow and Plodding = Serious and Deep bank deposits.
    Yes.., so "slow," so "dull" Not enough "energy". Should have been narrated by...…. PEE WEE HERMAN!

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