Ken Burns documentary of the history of Country music

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  1. Hardline

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    Ken Burns is my favorite documentary maker.
    He also did an amazing 10 part series on the history of Baseball and another on the Civil War.
     
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    You gotta check out Vietnam. Its unreal. The most visceral production Ive ever seen
     
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    I like the Statue of Liberty doc.



     
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    Recorded all episodes of this today. Have watched about a 1/3 of them and found it to be very interesting, especially being that I like old Country. 10/10
     
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  6. cowboyec

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    the amazing,newly discovered footage of Elvis and Cash together was incredible....would love to know the story of where that was filmed and where/how it was discovered.
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me, there was a ton of great footage in the series much of it had never seen before. Still gotta watch the latter episode{64-68},
     
  11. Bigdog

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    That one was good.
     
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  12. CouchCoach

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    Missed the first one so I am waiting to see if they do a back to back so I can record it. Not a Country fan but I am a fan of Ken Burns and his docs are great. His doc, Jazz, was excellent and I wonder if he's planning one for Rock?
     
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    The Vietnam War is probably his best work. Outstanding.
     
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  14. PJTHEDOORS

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    Episode 5

    Buck Owens pledge to Country Music fans...."I Shall Sing No Song That Is Not A Country Song."

    Ken Burns narrator "On tour, he & the Buckaroos incorporated a comedy routine to their act. Donning Beatles wigs and playing their songs, and his own records benefited from the exposure."


    So, did Buck play their songs onstage, but didn't sing? Since that would go against his pledge.

    Watch Episode 5 “The Sons and Daughters of America” (1964 – 1968)
    (the others are also posted)

    https://www.thirteen.org/programs/c...-episode-5-the-sons-and-daughters-of-america/
     
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  15. PJTHEDOORS

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    Oh ya, about Elvis, he did record an original country music song, written by local Memphis theater owner Jack Sallee. It was given to Phillips as he wanted an original song for it's publishing rights. Nothing else is known by the song writer, no known photo exists.

    The song was "You're A Heartbreaker", which became the B side to "Milkcow Blues Boogie". Recorded in December 8, 1954, released January 8th, 1955.
    https://www.classic-country-song-lyrics.com/youreaheartbreakerlyricschords.html

    Not mentioned in the Burn's documentary though. I think it's one of Presley's unknown gems.

     
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  16. PJTHEDOORS

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    Here is You're A Heartbreaker Live at the Louisiana Hayride March 5, 1955.

     
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  17. Hardline

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    You can watch from the PBS website.
     
  18. darthseinfeld

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    If its not on Netflix now, it probably will be soon. They usually have his stuff. It did take about 6 months for them to get Vietnam though
     
  19. Reverend Conehead

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    Me too. He's done amazing work.
     
  20. Duane

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    Probably the most captivated I've been by one of Burns' documentaries. However the last two episodes seemed a little rushed compared to some of the earlier time periods to me.
     

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