Feb 14, 2017
Sometimes people think because I’m African-American I only enjoy Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Funk, R&B or Soul Music. Not true. Because I was exposed to different types of music at an early age I also enjoy Classical and County Music. I learned about Classical music while in High School. At the time I did not appreciate this music but as I got older the beauty, flow and melodies resonated in my life.
As for C&W (Country & Western) music I both heard and saw on TV plus later when I was stationed at Fort Campbell, KY one flies into Nashville, TN which is the C&W music capitol. Ft. Campbell, KY sits on both the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. Pretty much I was hearing C&W music all day every day on the radio as I went about my daily business of work. I came to appreciate the romance and drama of C&W and developed a taste for some of my favorite music artists.
A little while ago a co-worker and I were sitting in the break room talking about our favorite C&W stars. He name Marty Robbins and together we began to sing the famous Marty Robbins song El Paso. Other co-workers entering the break room thought we were nuts and got a good laugh from our off key singing.
My co-worker is Puerto Rican and Taino. The Taino are the Indigenous peoples of Puerto Rico.
Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate many music genres. I Love the many songs from the different countries in Africa. I also enjoy Native American music. Most of sung in their native tongue but you don’t have to understand the words to appreciate the beauty of the music.
Marty Robbins… (Long Version) “El Paso” 1959 with Lyrics
My absolute favorite all time C&W is Patsy Cline. In my Opinion she is the Best Female C&W singer of all time!
Patsy Cline — I Fall To Pieces
Patsy Cline – Crazy
Patsy Cline – Walkin’ After Midnight