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    Does the series say where country music came from? To me it sounds close to music from Britain and Ireland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Open Book View Post
    Does the series say where country music came from? To me it sounds close to music from Britain and Ireland.
    That's part of it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_music
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    Ken Burns' films are essential viewing for me whatever the subject - he evoked the distant sepia-tinted past especially well with his film on the American Civil War and the ones he made about jazz and baseball were an absolute delight.
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    I haven't been watching the series. Have they mentioned Roger Miller yet? I don't listen to a whole lot of country music, but I love Roger Miller.

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    Despite Country music being one of my least favorite of all musical genres, I still enjoy the documentary. Not quite done watching yet.

    Must say something about Burns' filmmaking skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellinilover View Post
    I haven't been watching the series. Have they mentioned Roger Miller yet? I don't listen to a whole lot of country music, but I love Roger Miller.
    Roger Miller is mentioned quite favorably and there’s a segment on him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Open Book View Post
    Does the series say where country music came from? To me it sounds close to music from Britain and Ireland.
    yes and then it got Africanized, as it came from Minstrelsy as did every other form of American popular music
    Last edited by Bwv 1080; Oct-14-2019 at 19:12.

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    The series is excellent. It will hurt nobody to absorb it's information. I have always enjoyed the real early country music. People sang like that around where I grew up. I understand the stuff. How in the world did I wind up a classically-trained trumpeter rather than a fiddler? lol

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