Category Archives: Country music

This Land Is Your Land: Blind Willie Davis; The Carter Family; Woody Guthrie; Peter, Paul & Mary

Hello there! This week our blog features a folk anthem, This Land Is Your Land. We will first discuss predecessors to this melody from Blind Willie Davis and The Carter Family. Next, we will review Woody Guthrie’s timeless tune, and … Continue reading

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Midnight Train To Georgia: Jim Weatherly; Gladys Knight & the Pips; Joss Stone.

Hello there! This week our blog features a great soul song, Midnight Train To Georgia. We will first discuss the original by Jim Weatherly, a country song called Midnight Plane To Houston. Next, we will review a the best-known cover … Continue reading

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The Cover of Rolling Stone: Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show; Poison; Buck Owens

Hello there! This week our blog features a parody rock song, The Cover of ‘Rolling Stone.’ We will first discuss the original by Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show. Next, we will review covers of this song by Poison, and … Continue reading

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Walk, Don’t Run: Johnny Smith; Chet Atkins; The Ventures.

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic instrumental song, Walk Don’t Run. This song had a fascinating history. We will first discuss the original by jazz guitarist Johnny Smith. Next, we will review a country cover of this … Continue reading

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Blue Christmas: Doye O’Dell; Elvis Presley; Seymour Swine and the Squealers

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic holiday song, Blue Christmas. We will first discuss the original release by Doye O’Dell in 1948. Next, we will review a famous cover of this song by Elvis Presley, and we … Continue reading

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Oh Boy! Sonny West; The Crickets; Brian Setzer.

Hello there! This week our blog features a great old rockabilly tune, Oh Boy! First we will discuss the original version by the songwriter Sonny West. Next, we will show the song as it was covered by Buddy Holly and … Continue reading

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The Boxer: Simon & Garfunkel; Joan Baez; Jerry Douglas, Shawn Colvin & Alison Krauss

Hello there! This week our blog features a wonderful folk-rock song, The Boxer. First we will discuss the original version of the song by Simon and Garfunkel. Next, we will show the song as it was covered by Joan Baez, … Continue reading

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