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Allan Haley

 

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Post  Posted 25 Oct 2019 8:37 pm    
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Not sure if this is the right place for this question. I’ve heard some folks talk about
‘corn’ as a style of music. I’m not exactly sure what that means.
Does anybody have an example of what ‘corn’ is?
Thanks
Al
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Steve Hinson

 

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Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 6:25 am    
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I've heard the E9 neck referred to as the"corn neck"...
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Larry Hobson

 

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Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 6:51 am     corn
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I'm cornfused !
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Erv Niehaus


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Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 7:26 am    
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I think Papa John referred to the E9th neck as the "Kroger Neck", in other words, it bought the groceries. Very Happy
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Bill Moran

 

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Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 7:31 am    
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Probably talking about country music of yesterday.
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Allan Haley

 

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Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 7:43 am    
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Definitely country. I should have said that.
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Clyde Mattocks

 

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Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 9:35 am    
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It was a term used about the time I started playing. The older, more sophisticated players used it referring to commercial, melody or 3 chord music. It was also used referring to bluegrass before bluegrass actually had a name. Bill Monroe performed for quite a few years before he started calling his music bluegrass (or Blue Grass)
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 9:46 am    
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I think of it as meaning "corny", as in old-fashioned, simplistic and trite. Kinda like the humor on Hee Haw (and some, but definitely not all, of the music).
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Bruce Blackburn

 

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Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 9:46 am    
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Blue Corn Music is a blues, Americana, bluegrass, and roots music record label. It was founded in 2001 by label president Denby Auble.
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scott murray


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Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 10:15 am    
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short for corn-pone, similar to "hillbilly"

in short: unsophisticated
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Allan Haley

 

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Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 10:57 am    
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Thanks for all that. Cornpone, hillbilly.
I guess that’s where the word ‘rockabilly’ comes from?
Hillbilly influenced by rock and roll?
I didn’t put that together in my mind before.
Probably not much to do with PSG.
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Kevin Fix

 

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Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 11:45 am    
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Grocery neck. (E9th)
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Michael Johnstone


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Sylmar,Ca. USA
Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 12:45 pm    
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When I was playing a lot of steady 5/6 night beer joint and hillbilly road house gigs in the 70s, band leaders used to refer to the C6 neck as the "two week notice neck".
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Dan Yeago

 

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Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 2:29 pm    
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There was always a segment on Hee Haw in the radio station with egg cartons stuck to the wall like a sound barrier. The call letters on the mic were KORN. It's always been interesting to me how in the beginning the show was more popular with our northern friends, and popularity increased in the south when more country stars started appearing on the show.

A Gibson video has Ricky Skaggs talking about asking the rockabilly stars who they liked to listen to. Carl Perkins said he always went to see Monroe when he was in town because he got his guitar licks from Bill's mandolin picking. And Carl was certainly a founding father of rockabilly. And rockabilly predated the radio phrase "rock and roll". Kinda nifty that Monroe is the only one in 3 halls of fame: rock and roll, country, and bluegrass.
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Greg Lambert

 

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Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 4:59 pm    
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Not sure I understand , Corn you explain that for me?

{ ooo thats bad lol }
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Douglas Schuch


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Post  Posted 26 Oct 2019 7:49 pm    
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https://youtu.be/lxaTNh_OcgI
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Tony Prior


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Post  Posted 27 Oct 2019 1:15 am    
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I had also been told that Corn was the term for major key Country music as stated by Clyde above.

In addition I heard it said that major key Country pickin, was termed Corn Jazz , as compared to the Jazz guys playing in alternate keys and modes.
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Dick Hitchcock


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Post  Posted 27 Oct 2019 5:47 am    
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Back in the 70's, the E9th neck was called the "corn neck", as I remember it.
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Roy Carroll


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Post  Posted 28 Oct 2019 10:01 am    
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I've always heard and referred to TRADITIONAL country music as "corn". My Dad always referred to it as "corn" as well.
As in "Corn Country" meaning the good stuff.
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scott murray


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Post  Posted 28 Oct 2019 3:20 pm    
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I like Roy's definition best
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Herb Steiner

 

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Post  Posted 1 Nov 2019 7:26 am    
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Roy Carroll wrote:
I've always heard and referred to TRADITIONAL country music as "corn". My Dad always referred to it as "corn" as well.
As in "Corn Country" meaning the good stuff.


What Roy said.
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Bob Ricker

 

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Post  Posted 11 Nov 2019 11:09 am    
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Came from Country Oriented Recording Neck.
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Pete Burak

 

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Portland, OR USA
Post  Posted 11 Nov 2019 12:07 pm    
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K.O.R.N. was the name of the radio station on the Hee Haw TV show.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 11 Nov 2019 12:32 pm    
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Did you know that the candy corn they sell this time of year was originally called "chicken feed"? Whoa!
Erv
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