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15 June 2010

Music sugestions? Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Marty Robbins. [More:] I'm trying to put together a collection of music for a friends mom who is in hospital. Those three names are the suggestions she gave me. Who else might fit the bill? Thanks.
She's looking for country from the '50s. Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells, Lefty Frizzell, Jim Reeves?

This sounds like a job for the iTunes Essentials lists. Look for the '50s Country one, maybe the Cowboy Songs one, and you'll have something like 70 songs from each. Even if you don't get them on iTunes, you can get some good ideas and pick some CDs up at the library.
posted by Madamina 15 June | 16:36
Great ideas!
posted by arse_hat 15 June | 16:53
Willie! Johnny Cash!

More modern? Neko Case, Zoe Muth, Caitlin Rose (well no, her lyric content might turn off an olde-ish person)
posted by richat 15 June | 17:00
Great ideas rich but the new stuff is out. She has dementia and I'm going for familiar stuff for an older woman.
posted by arse_hat 15 June | 17:10
Anne Murray? I got nuthin...
posted by ramix 15 June | 18:54
Carly Simon, James Taylor, Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Roy Clark.
posted by lysdexic 15 June | 20:39
Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris
posted by knile 15 June | 22:54
It's hard to sort out what would remain familiar. I can think of some great stuff from that era, but...I sort of doubt The Louvin Brothers would have been too popular? The Stanley Brothers either.

Jerry Lee Lewis and his Sun records ilk might be too raucous for someone looking for Marty Robbins and Hank Snow, but maybe not.

Other than that...I'm thinking, Faron Young? Webb Pierce? Maybe Carl Smith?
posted by richat 16 June | 00:07
Young, Pierce, and Smith sound like good ideas.
posted by arse_hat 16 June | 00:19
Ray Price
posted by Lipstick Thespian 17 June | 19:57
Vern Gosdin
posted by Lipstick Thespian 17 June | 19:58
Vern Gosdin once came to visit a radio station I was working at while he was hawking his music on cassette. We told him we didn't play music on cassette, and neither did most radio stations, and within a week or two he sent us a CD. I think we were a step on his path to learning. (This was in the very early 80s.)
posted by BoringPostcards 17 June | 21:13
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