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  • krispyweiss
    04.05.2021 - 1 day ago

    First Installment of “Big Old Goofy World: The Story of Oh Boy Records” Traces Early Years of “the Little Label that Could”

    John Prine liked to point out he was president - but not of a nation. He was the president of Oh Boy Records.

    “And also the only artist on the label,” he said during a mid-concert exchange with a fan in footage from part one of “Big Old Goofy World: The Story of Oh Boy Records.”

    The serial documentary celebrates 40 years of Prine’s label - “the little label that could,” Billy Prine calls it - which launched in 1981 with a red-vinyl single of “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” b/w “Silver Bells.”

    Prine had good cause for naming Oh Boy as he did.

    “When things are going real good, I can just go, ‘Oh, boy! oh, boy! oh, boy!, what a year we’ve had,’” a young Prine tells an interviewer. “And when things ain’t so good, you could go, ‘Oh, boy.’”

    “We weren’t working for a cause,” label co-founder Dan Epstein says, “we were trying to survive.”

    Directed by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard, the first installment features still images and video footage of Prine between 1981 and 1993, when Oh Boy expanded its roster to include the Bis-Quits and Donnie Fritts, who are seen recording their label debuts, the latter laying down “A Damn Good Country Song” with Waylon Jennings. Label co-founder Al Bunetta and former label artist and longtime Prine friend Todd Snider also appear.

    “It was always about the song,” Peter Bunetta says in the 18-minute episode. “It was always about the singer. It was always about the people who told the other people about that singer and that song.

    “And those guys did it better than anybody.”

    5/4/21

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  • uniqueartisanconnoisseur
    04.05.2021 - 1 day ago

    State of Sound Exhibit at the ALPLM!

    State of Sound Exhibit at the ALPLM!

    Calling all music lovers! The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) has a new exhibit. The exhibit is titled, “The State of Sound: A World of Music from Illinois”, which opened on April 30th and will run through January 23, 2022. I toured the exhibit and was excited to see artifacts and history of Illinois musicians. “We are really excited to focus people’s attention on…

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  • sugarontherims
    04.05.2021 - 1 day ago

    I really hope heaven exists, because I know that Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and John Prine would be up there jamming the fuck out right now.

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  • krispyweiss
    03.05.2021 - 2 days ago

    Album Review: Todd Snider - First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder

    Todd Snider pulled off a minor miracle inside First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder.

    Namely, he went on a wild tangent of trip-hop and lo-fi funk - call it red-eyed soul - and while making a record unlike any in his discography, managed not to lose himself in the process. Take “The Resignation vs. The Comeback Special” for example.

    It seems to end the album with a farewell, fading to a chorus of, That’s right you dumb mother fuckers, I’m steppin’ down, before fading back in from silence with, I’m makin’ a comeback.

    Vintage Snider.

    Produced by Tchad Blake (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys) and with Snider singing all parts and playing virtually every instrument (guitar, bass, banjo, piano) save for drums and flute, First Agnostic ... veers from funny to heartbreaking as Snider eulogies the departed Col. Bruce Hampton on “Turn Me Loose (I’ll Never Be the Same),” his Hard Working Americans bandmate Neal Casal on “Sail On, My Friend” and John Prine on “Handsome John.” The latter is unique on the LP, a stark piano ballad that’s so muted it sounds as if it’s coming from underground - vintage Blake - smack in the middle of 10 dance-ready numbers.

    Taken together, the songs are comedy wrapped in tragedy; agnosticism intertwined with, well, wonder.

    Snider uses “The Battle Hymn of the Album” and its Get down on the ground refrain not as an exhortation to boogie, but as an excoriation of police brutality. Meanwhile, on “Agnostic Preacher’s Lament,” Snider acts as a sort of omniscient Central Scrutinizer - minus Zappa’s voice manipulation - as he lays out what everyone wants out of life:

    Succeed at everything we try/live forever and never die

    Snider borrows the lyrical structure of “Statistician’s Blues” and rhymes billions with oceans on “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” and recycles lyrics from “Beer Run” on “Stoner Yodel Number One.”

    First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder is Snider laughing in the face of a horrible year of loss and anguish. It’s Snider finding his groove where nothing is groovy. And it’s him - as he says in the “Yodel” - Preaching to the shithouse choir.

    Open your hymnal to page 420 and sing along.

    Grade card: Todd Snider - First Agnostic Church of Hope and Wonder - B+

    5/3/21

    #todd snider #first agnostic church of hope and wonder #tchad blake#los lobos #the latin playboys #col. bruce hampton #neal casal #hard working americans #john prine#frank zappa#2021 albums
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  • stonevibes
    01.05.2021 - 4 days ago

    steel and 70′s hitchhiker vibes

     Funnily enough the majority of this playlist is songs from the 2010′s despite what the title says. A lot of acoustic and a sprinkle of steel vibes. This playlist contains a lot of folk subgenres, americana, and roots rock. It is aptly named “popupcollar” because it feels like the drunken tiredness and unruly collar of your shirt after a celebration, yet it also tells about the the wet, foggy mornings and evenings that leave your head clear and prompt you to pop your collar up so your neck stays dry. I hope ya’ll give it a chance and enjoy!

    - Stone

    Link to Spotify playlist:

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7DZYWJpzdxj3HhGcLLKuln?si=_hvyBb74Riyu3lVI32YNDA

    Artists included in this playlist:

    Sturgill Simpson - John Prine - Chris Stapleton - The Wood Brothers - Willie Nelson - Shakey Graves - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - The Steeldrivers - Shovels & Rope - Shinyribs - The Devil Makes Three - Lukas Nelson - Waylon Jennings - The Lumineers - Umphrey's McGee - Jason Isbell - Deer Tick - Iris DeMent - Lucinda Williams - The Band - Wilco - Margo Price -Houndmouth - My Morning Jacket - Colter Wall - Blitzen Trapper - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Greensky Bluegrass - The String Cheese Incident - Grateful Dead - The Avett Brothers - Whitey Morgan and the 78's - Nathaniel Rateliff - Allman Brothers Band - Nikki Lane - The Marshall Tucker Band - Webb Pierce - Zach Bryan - Whiskey Myers

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  • atlantamusicguide
    01.05.2021 - 4 days ago

    STURGILL SIMPSON COVERS “PARADISE” FOR NEW JOHN PRINE TRIBUTE RECORD

    STURGILL SIMPSON COVERS “PARADISE” FOR NEW JOHN PRINE TRIBUTE RECORD

    BROKEN HEARTS AND DIRTY WINDOWS: THE SONGS OF JOHN PRINE, VOL. 2 OUT OCTOBER 8 FIRST INSTALLMENT OF “BIG OLD GOOFY WORLD: THE STORY OF OH BOY RECORDS” DOCUMENTARY DEBUTED FRIDAY    A new version of John Prine’s beloved song, “Paradise,” performed by Sturgill Simpson, is out on Oh Boy Records. Listen/share HERE. The song—whose proceeds benefit UNICEF USA’s Covid-19 Relief Fund—will be featured on…

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  • mxdwn
    01.05.2021 - 4 days ago

    Sturgill Simpson Releases Cover of John Prine’s Paradise from New Tribute Album Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows: The Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2

    https://music.mxdwn.com/2021/04/30/news/sturgill-simpson-releases-cover-of-john-prines-paradise-from-new-tribute-album-broken-hearts-and-dirty-windows-the-songs-of-john-prine-vol-2/

    #sturgill simpson #john prines cover #john prines#paradise#tribute album #jogn prines tribute album #broken hearts and dirty windows: the songs of john prine vol 2
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  • krispyweiss
    30.04.2021 - 5 days ago

    Song Review: Sturgill Simpson - “Paradise”

    Sturgill Simpson is still cuttin’ grass with his cover of “Paradise.”

    This is Simpson’s contribution to Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2, due in the fall. It comes after Brandi Carlile’s previously released take on “I Remember Everything.”

    Following the bluegrass map of his 2020 Cuttin’ Grass LPs, Simpson proves himself not only adept at his newfound genre but a classy Prine interpreter to boot with fiddle, acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin and female harmonies on the chorus. It’s nothing fancy. But fancy wasn’t what Prine did or what Simpson does.

    It’s simply a loving redo of a simple, yet lovely, tune.

    Grade card: Sturgill Simpson - “Paradise” - B+

    4/30/21

    #Youtube#sturgill simpson#john prine #broken hearts and dirty windows: songs of john prine vol. 2 #brandi carlile#paradise
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  • whitetrashwarriorprincess
    29.04.2021 - 6 days ago
    #Amy Taylor#Viagra Boys #The Viagra Boys and Amy Taylor #In Spite of Ourselves #John Prine #John Prine Cover #In Spite of Ourselves Cover #Next Level Shit #outlaw country#LSD#welfare jazz
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  • oaksbarnfarm
    28.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    Even In A Lifetime, You can Never Experience Enough Music

    Even In A Lifetime, You can Never Experience Enough Music

    So tomorrow is My Birthday and I am now 50+ years young, Music has gotten me through some tough times, and some amazing times. If you do nothing more with this post take a listen to John Prine, like me he has survived Cancer, Unlike me, he Was taken Too early through COVID-19. I’ve been fortunate in life to see some awesome places, most of which can be captured with just a few notes from a song…

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  • calicowilbury
    28.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    John Prine - Sam Stone (cover)

    I mean, who am I kidding?

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  • hylaversicolor
    24.04.2021 - 1 week ago
    #truly WHO was doing it like him #txt#john prine
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  • upperswampmonkey
    24.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    Steve Goodman & John Prine

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    24.04.2021 - 1 week ago
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  • tfc2211
    23.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    Pete Kennedy - Acoustic Guitar Philip Donnelly - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar Fran Breen - Drums John Prine - Harmony Vocals James Hooker - Keyboard Nanci Griffith - Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Pat McInerney - Percussion Written-By – John Prine

    #Nanci Griffith #Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness #1993#John Prine
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  • johnsonshildy
    23.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    y’all are all fake for not telling me abt the johnny cash cover of “paradise” by john prine

    #/j it's ok i still love u #shut up lucie #country music tag #johnny cash#john prine
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  • cbjustmusic
    22.04.2021 - 1 week ago

    I can’t think of a better song to post on Earth Day than John Prine’s “Paradise”. _________________________ Paradise Songwriter: John Prine

    When I was a child, my family would travel Down to Western Kentucky where my parents were born And there's a backwards old town that's often remembered So many times that my memories are worn

    And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County Down by the Green River where paradise lay? Well, I'm sorry, my son, but you're too late in asking Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

    Well, sometimes we'd travel right down the Green River To the abandoned old prison down by Adrie Hill Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols But empty pop bottles was all we would kill

    And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County Down by the green river where paradise lay? Well, I'm sorry, my son, but you're too late in asking Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

    Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel And they tortured the timber and stripped all the land Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man

    And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County Down by the Green River where paradise lay? Well, I'm sorry, my son, but you're too late in asking Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

    When I die let my ashes float down the Green River Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam I'll be halfway to Heaven with paradise waitin' Just five miles away from wherever I am

    And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County Down by the green river where paradise lay? Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away

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