The Plumbing Info Playlist #20
I call my father the “Great White Hunter” up until a few years ago he would go out deer hunting during bow, black powder, shot gun season and then head to Kentucky to hunt with his rifle (No rifle hunting in my state). Now that he’s bit older it’s shot gun and rifle. Although I didn’t pick up his affinity for hunting to the delight of my wife, I do remember fondly our rides to the “hunt club”. We would get in to the white Toyota pickup with our English Pointer “Ellie” and he would play these tunes on the tape player and I loved our time just driving. These are classic Country Western songs (see I even used Western in describing) and we should all listen to the genesis of the music we love. You may need to buy a tin of Skoal or a bag of Beechnut for this list. I hope you love them as much as I do. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! 2014
Old Ass Riding In The Pickup Country #20
1.) I’d Love To Lay You Down – Conway Twitty – What a nice way to tell a lady you want to take her to the sack. So the next time you’re at the club just say, “hey you’re pretty cute I’d love to lay you down”.
2.) Good Hearted Woman – Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings – I would love to have seen the parties these guys had after concerts. You know Willie was baked out of his mind and Waylon was slamming Jack Daniels. The booze, the babes, forget it.
3.) All The Gold In California – Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers – Larry Gatlin knew how to party. In fact most of the people on this list were professionals. He had a hell of a voice.
4.) Stand By Me – Mickey Gilley – Two words “Urban Cowboy”
5.) Help Me Make It Through the Night – Willie Nelson
6.) He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones – I always loved this song but it makes me want to cry. I’m sensitive like that.
7.) Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash – Enough of the sad crap, lets rock in prison. “Steady like a train, sharp like a razor”.
8.) Song of the South – Alabama – In my humble opinion Alabama was the first country super group. They crossed over into the mainstream like no one before them.
9.) I’m a Ramblin’ Man – Waylon Jennings
10.) I Just Wish You Were Someone I Loved – Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers – These country guys have it figured out, a nice way to tell a chick you’re not that into her. You write her a song and tell her thanks for the bootie and its not her it’s you. Classic.
11.) Mountain Music – Alabama – I’ve seen the Deliverance I know what mountain music sounds like. I like Alabama’s version a lot better “SueWeeeeeee squeal louder”. Yikes.
12.) Coal Miners Daughter – Loretta Lynn – Loretta Lynn has continued to make herself relevant over 5 decades. This is the one that defines her for sure.
13.) A Country Boy Can Survive – Hank Williams, Jr. – Love, love this song “ I’d love to spit some Beechnut in that dudes eye and shoot him with my old 45”.
14.) I Can Get Off on You – Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings – Well I know no one ever took back the weed from Willie. I’m just saying, I’m calling bullshit on this song but I like it anyway.
16.) Family Tradition – Hank Williams, Jr.
17.) The Devil Went Down to Georgia – The Charlie Daniels Band – Come on, who doesn’t want to get up and try a two-step to this tune. It transcends all musical tastes. Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Alt it’s all there.
18.) Mamma Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys – Willie Nelson and Waylon – I know there are a few by Waylon and Willie but what Old Ass Country playlist would be complete without them and its my list so bug off.
19.) I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World – Ronnie Milsap