While is was shopping in my local grocery, they often play some groovy middle eastern music, it is like the Eurovision song contested all over again but all of the songs are middle eastern some songs I cant tell Jewish from Arabic. I was thinking, wouldn�t it be great if they could try their hands at Country & Western music.
Is there any Country & Western music sung in any other language other then English? Well? What are you waiting for, go and find me some sites and stop gawping at the computer monitor
I remember hearing some German language Country-Western music thirty years ago. (A title something like "Willie Braun, der Fernsehe Mann") The singer might have been Gunther Gabriel. [ September 20, 2005: Message edited by: Frank Silbermann ]
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Could somebody explain for dummies what is "Country-Western music"? How do you decide if a song in a language other than English is "Country-Western"? [ September 20, 2005: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]
Weeping pedal steel guitar and lyrics about "my pickup broke down on the way to bail momma out of jail" are strong hints you have found a country music station.
Seriously the genre is pretty wide and varied these days ranging from nearly straight ahead rock & roll to traditional fiddle and banjo music. I only listen during pledge week on public radio. I find a lot of clever and listenable stuff there with just a bit too much twang in the vocals to keep me tuned in the rest of the year.
Ever try WinAmp Internet Radio? They have about a dozen country stations if you want to sample. In turn, can anybody tell me some place to find Indian classical on the internet?
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German country a la Gunther Gabriel is very focussed on some mass market. I would see it clearly in the "popular after > 4 liter beer" category, which has its market here. There are and have been since 60ties other, maybe more serious adopters of country. But its small. Except some stuff from Jonny Cash personally I don't understand that kind of music.