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Country music is originally from the American South, it has origins in rural folk music, and originally centered around the lifestyle of farmers, miners and other blue-collar, rural Americans, usually from the South. Western music is originally from the American West and celebrates the rural lifestyle of the cowboy or the rancher. The two genres both ...


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Garth Brooks has always been critical of the revenue model for artists provided by digital channels and streaming services in particular. Also he disliked the emphasis on songs as the selling unit, as opposed to albums. For these reasons he has always refused to make his music available through these channels. Apparently wanting to be part of a solution ...


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Bob Dylan wrote a song called "Visions of Johanna" in 1965. Joan Baez was at the concert the first time he performed the song publicly and believed the lyrics referred to her. Presumably she is referring to herself in her song


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Basically it is a raincoat. Mackinaw cloth is a heavy dense water-repellent woolen cloth, similar to Melton cloth. It was used to make a short coat of the same name, sometimes with a doubled shoulder. These jackets have their origins on the Canadian frontier and were later made famous by American loggers in the upper Midwest as workwear during the mid-...


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As far as I can tell, this isn't intended as a quote of a specific piece of music but rather to evoke the street musicians of Vienna. That particular accordion style actually originates as the "Bal Musette" in 1880s Paris, but it's common in Vienna, where it would more typically be in waltz time. If you notice, the accordion section shares the meter and ...


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Jerry Garcia started off as a banjo player, and one part of the roots of the Dead were in a jug band called Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions. So I would guess that Garcia knew his bluegrass pretty well even before the rock thing came along.


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You can try Take Me Home Country Roads compilation CD album released in 2005, with John Denver's song opening featuring Johnny Cash, and others... Also Country's Greatest Hits LP was released in 1985 has the song in the 13th track. For an extensive research, you can try Discogs.


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@Jose David's answer (above) is great and was timely, but here is an update: Garth Brooks has released some of his music (Double Live 25th Anniversary Edition) to stream on Amazon Music.


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Singer-songwriter Melanie Safka was a 70s folksinger with a quirky, offbeat sensibility. She was most famous for her gospel-influenced Woodstock tribute "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" and her eccentric, childish hit "Brand New Key." "What Have They Done to My Song, Ma" is a satirical number more in the vein of the latter than the former. Like Pink ...


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Maybe Clay Walker, "The Chain of Love"


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It appears to be a remake of several folk songs with the same theme, thus origin of the name is unclear. A theme of a drowning maiden is quite common in folk songs From Songfacts.com "Oh My Darling, Clementine" is a popular American Western folk ballad that is most often attributed to performers like Percy Montrose and Barker Bradford. Its origins ...


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"Sponge cake" could well be an allusion to small, significant commodities that which can be mass produced and discarded like a Lamingtons. The words "sponge cake", here could have a similar meaning to the British usage of "trifles" when referring to trivial items. There's no record of the recipe of Lamingtons being sold; this website purports to contain a ...


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The mystery song was Prayer in C by Lilly Wood & The Prick - Robin Schulz re-mix. I see now that I mis-heard half of the words, making it much harder to identify!


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According to Wikipedia, the entire soundtrack was inspired by gospel blues pioneer Blind Willie Johnson's Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground, which was one of only 27 songs launched into space aboard Voyager in 1977. The main instrument is called "slide guitar," if you search for that, you might find some other work that you enjoy.


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It was through hanging out with David Crosby and CS&N. Workingman's Dead isn't bluegrass, it's 'wooden music' based on songs with three and four part harmonies.


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