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Charles Kurck


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Post  Posted 30 Dec 2020 12:27 pm    
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https://drummagazine.com/when-drums-went-country/
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Jerry Overstreet


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Post  Posted 30 Dec 2020 1:09 pm    
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Nice picture. Good story. I particularly enjoyed the story about Holland and Carl Perkins.

And this prediction.
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“It was mostly the older Opry members,” says Glen Davis, who drummed with the Opry house band for 39 years, beginning in 1959. “They were afraid that country music would turn into rock and roll."
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 31 Dec 2020 5:41 am    
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My attention span is short nowadys, but I will read the whole article soon. Thanks!
The first idea that came to mind was seeing a picture of the Byrds playing at the Opry in '68, when their drummer Kevin Kelly (who played those great rolls on "You Ain't Going Nowhere") only had a snare in front of him.
I suspect that many drummers of the Jazz field from that time, liked playing on country records better, than in other genres. I think of Kenny Malone as an example.
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Jim Fogle


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Post  Posted 31 Dec 2020 6:10 pm    
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I took the time to read the whole article. It's worth the time as it is well written and researched.

It was kind of funny though to read Vince Gill's comment about old style country music having to make way for the new style of country music as played by Clint (Black), Garth (Brooks), Reba (McIntyre) and Alan (Jackson). I can only imagine the thoughts he's thinking when he's sharing the 'Opry stage with Florida Georgia Line or John Pardee.
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Bill Hatcher

 

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Post  Posted 2 Jan 2021 7:03 am    
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that looks like hank garland in the pic on guitar.
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Fred Treece


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Post  Posted 2 Jan 2021 9:57 am    
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What an interesting article, with some great stories! Thanks to Charles for posting.

Just one correction, there is a mention of a band called “Paul Franklin And The Arkansas Cotton Pickers”. That one caught my attention, but I looked it up and the name should be Paul Howard, not Franklin.

That does look very much like Hank Garland in the pic.

Drummers had to hide behind a curtain but the accordionists were given the honor of being placed next to the guitarist...? Times have indeed changed.
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