Classic Country

So how did I spend Good Friday?

After a few drinks with Graeme last night I came home, hit the sack, and woke early.

I went for a wander around today, and even had a bit to eat at Hingara. While the rest of Sydney went into “quiet mode” Chinatown was pumping.

But most of today has been spent watching television, listening to music, and watching clips on Youtube.

It’s not just music from Sweden I love. I also have a soft spot for some of those great 1960s country narrative songs.

And over the last few days, for whatever reason, I’ve stumbled upon a few of them thanks to the youtube…

This song was famously made into a movie where Robby Benson “jumps off the Tallahatchie Bridge” because he felt ashamed because “he laid with a man”…


Bobbie Gentry – Ode To Billy Joe

I love the desperation in the the Bobbie Gentry performance…

I love the story-telling in this song, also made into a movie…


Harper Valley P.T.A. movie clip / singer Jeannie C. Riley

This was a childhood favourite…


Lynn Anderson — Rose Garden

As was this…


Dolly Parton – Coat of Many Colors

Strictly speaking, it’s not country, but it’s definitely countryish…


Dusty Springfield – Son of a preacher man

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