02-02-09 Notes

02-02-09 Notes - February 2 2009 Lecture 9 Honky Tonk after...

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February 2, 2009 Lecture 9: Honky Tonk after Hank A Different Thread: The Brothers Acts - 1940s: Western Swing, Singing Cowboy, Honky Tonk, Brothers Acts (close harmony and the southeastern radio sound), emergent Bluegrass - Brothers acts and close harmony tradition continues and evolves Louvin Brothers Ira Loudermilk (1924 - 1965) mandolin and tenor harmony Charlie Loudermilk (1927 - ) guitar and lead vocals Together: 1940 - 1963 - first recordings in 1947 "The Family That Prays" (1952) "The Christian Life " (1958) "When I Stop Dreaming" (1955) "I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby " (1955) "Hoping that You're Hoping" (1958) Compare to the sound of the Everly Brothers: "Bye Bye Love " (1957) or "Walk Right Back" (1961); covers of the Louvins: Emmylou Harris, "If I Could Only Win Your Love" (1975); Dolly Parton "I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby " (2001) _________________________________________ Honky Tonk c. 1950 What to listen for: - male/female conversations - entrenchment of the honky tonk sound (fiddle, steel, steady beat with back-beat)
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