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(Real) Country Music?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Hopps, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Hopps


    Nov 4, 2007
    Eugene, OR
    I am attending a family event tomorrow, and my girlfriend's grandpa (who is an old time acoustic pickin' country musician) is going to be playing. He had mentioned that he wants me to bring my bass (assuming my upright) so we can jam some tunes out. I am familiar with the country cut time feel, and the Root-V, and IV I patterns, but I fear I may need a little practice on some progressions.

    So, can anyone suggest some standard country tunes (think Johnny cash style, as well as traditional) that I could snag to play along with?

    And yes, I googled this question already with no success.
  2. Busker


    Jan 22, 2007

    There must be a million of them.

    Anything by Hank Williams Sr. - Jambalaya, Kaw Liga, I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) etc

    Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, Hey Porter

    Hank Williams Jr. - Family Tradition

    Buck Owens - Tiger By The Tail, Act Naturally

    Dave Dudley - Six Days On The Road

    Don Gibson - Don't Tell Me Your Troubles

    Just a few
  3. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian

    Oct 31, 2004
    You may end up with more than you need,
    here are a few more..

    Allan Jackson
    Pop a Top

    Jimmy Buffett
    it's five o'clock somewhere
    hey good lookin'

    as recorded by-Asleep at the wheel
    cotton eyed joe
    dance with who brung you
    faded love
    san antonio rose
    yellow rose of texas

    Don Gibson
    oh lonesome me

    Don Williams
    tulsa time

    Delbert MccLinton
    mary lou

    George Straight
    all my ex's live in texas

    Mills Brothers
    cab driver

    Merl Haggard
    workin man blues

  4. Ripper


    Aug 16, 2005
    willie nelson...

    blue eyes crying in the rain...

    that and any other of his songs
  5. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    I loves me some old school country.

    As long as you know that the odd chord (if any) will be a II or a VI, you'll do fine.
  6. Hopps


    Nov 4, 2007
    Eugene, OR
    You know, to be honest, I didn't check this thread until today.

    As far as the jam goes, i didn't even play the bass because I was watching kids and socializing most of the time. However, after things slowed down a little bit, I hopped onto the upright piano and did my best to try to fit in musically, which was pretty challenging, but ultimately rewarding. So, now I am going to check out some of these recordings and artists that you guys have listed, thanks for the replys.

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