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suggestions for Country tunes

montesada

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I usually play Classic Rock, or Blues Rock, but I'm working in Alberta these days and would like to fit in at jam nights in this red neck of the woods.
I sing, grew up on Classic Country, so will be able to learn those real quick. Strumming songs are OK, as I expect there are some mean pickers in these parts...
Anybody got suggestions? I have a decent vocal ability, in the range of Roy Orbison, so anything in that ballpark would be good. Jim Reeves, maybe?
 

TwoTubMan

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Six Days On The Road never fails to fill the dancefloor
Willin' (Little Feat)
Mama Tried (Merle)
Waltz Across Texas

We used to play Clapton's All Our Past Times (the "Just One Night" version) at Country-ish gigs and it became one of our most requested songs.
 

duaneflowers

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Not into new country (wouldn't even call it country) but for old country, here's a few of my personal faves to for a hootin' and a hollerin' to check out.

Big River, Get Rhythm and many others (Johnny Cash)
Crazy, On The Road Again and many others (Willie Nelson)
The Pilgrim, Why Me Lord? (Kris Kristofferson)
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? Luckenbach, Texas (Waylon Jennings)
San Antonio Rose (Bob Wills)
Your Cheatin' Heart, You Win Again and many others (Hank Williams)
Lucille (Kenny Rogers)
Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys (Waylon & Willie)
In the Jailhouse Now, Waiting for a Train and many others (Jimmie Rodgers)
Wildwood Flower (Carter Family)
Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine (Tom T. Hall)
Heard It In A Love Song (Marshall Tucker Band)
Devil Went Down To Georgia (Charlie Daniels)
El Paso (Marty Robbins)
Melissa (Allman Brothers Band)
 

Wilko

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Big City
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Brand New Heartache
Close Up The Honky Tonks
Honky Tonk Man
Crazy Arms
Crazy Over You
Folsom Prison Blues
Gotta Get Drunk (WIllie)
Guitars Cadillacs
Heartaches by the Number
Hot Rod Lincoln
Home of the Blues
My Heart Skips a Beat
Race Is On
Ring Of Fire
Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down
Walkin' The Floor
 

Xpensive Wino

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Any of Unknown Hinson's 21 chart-toppin' hits.


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montesada

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Great suggestions! It's been fun listening to them all, got several picked out. A lot of the others are at the very bottom of my vocal range, or below....LoL
 

Xpensive Wino

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This one's about in the middle of most people's range:


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montesada

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I want your Love on Command....
It's Communism if you don't obey...

That's Gold!:hank
 

montesada

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Just spent an hour listening to Hinson...
The Ed King clip is great.
No disrespect to Ed at all, but that was funny!
I wasn't sure if Ed was really mad at the end. I hope not.
 

Cogswell

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Dwight Yoakam, anything from Dwight Live or In Other's Words. Good stuff there
 

Michael Patrick

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Not all new country sucks. This guy seems to be making a go of it...

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Cogswell

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Roy Nichols, baby! Now that's some pickin'
Merle's no slouch, either
 

Xpensive Wino

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This un's a sure-fire crowd pleaser:



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